All water, even rain water, contains dissolved,chemicals which scientists call “salts.” But not all water tastes salty. Water is fresh or salty according to individual judgment,and in making this decision man is more convinced by his sense of taste than by a laboratory test. It is one‘s taste buds that accept one water and reject another.
Auditor-Genera Li Jinhua exposed extensive misuses of public funds by some government departments in his recent report to the Standing Committee of the National People‘s Congress. The abuses were so outrageous that both President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiaobao reportedly ordered the dispatch of investigation teams to inspect the gross misuses of funds, which were uncovered in Li‘s report.
Safely in orbit around Saturn, NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft sent back its first close-up images of the massive planet‘s rings on July 1, revealing an unexpectedly varied terrain featuring surprisingly sharp edges, braids and delicate ridges.
Salton, Inc, a leading marketer and distributor of branded, high-quality small appliances, today introduced its Beyond Connected Home product line, a group of networked home products designed to make life simpler, more convenient and fun. Primarily focused in the kitchen, Beyond Connected Products-the Beyond iCEBOX CounterTop, Beyond Microwave, Beyond Bread Maker, Beyond Coffee Maker, and Beyond Home Hub-will be available at retailers in the second quarter of this year The 2004 Beyond iCEBOX FlipScreen is available now through 275 dealers nationwide.
Royal Philips Electronics has introduced the Mirror TV, a versatile 17-, 23- or 30-inch LCD display integrated into a mirror. The Mirror TV uses a unique polarized mirror technology, which transfers close to 100 percent of the light through the reflective surface. It is the first product created at the Philips HomeLab, the company‘s research incubator for future electronic products and technologies, to reach the commercial market. The Mirror TV. which was demonstrated for the media in New York and Europe today, is ideal for non-traditional viewing spaces when it is installed flush to the wall.
It would come as no surprise to me if I paid for a computer in a mail-order house but received a toy machine half a month later. Nowadays honesty and trustworthiness seem to have become a rare thing that you cannot expect from people around you.
Avisit to Athens can be a dream, though in reality, the trip may prove less than idyllic. The wonderful views of the coast from the Acropolis can be obscured by terrible pollution. At times,the horn honking and downtown bustle will drive you crazy-then suddenly you‘ll find yourself in the Plaka area, strolling down cobblestone streets lined with colorful houses, gardens, quaint shops and small tavernas. From the vantage point of ancient monuments and amphitheaters, you can look down on tall modern buildings.
HAD Apple Blythe Alison Martin-the offspring of a celebrity couple, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin-been born a boy, it is quite possible she would have had been given something of a more normal name. This suggestion arises from research into changing fashions in children‘s names,published in Proceedings of the Royal Society. Alexander Bentley, of University College, London, and his colleagues are studying the mathematics of cultural transmission. For this sort of work,birth records-which contain every instance in a country of one sort of cultural object, namely people‘s first names-are a particularly good source of data.
Equestrian is the only Olympic sport where man and animal are established team-mates, and one of the few where men and women compete on equal terms. It is the ultimate in team sports, a horse and rider working together for years to hone feats of grace, daring, agility and speed.
Even after many years of study,students make frequent mistakes in English. In addition, many students still need a long time to think of what they want to say. For some reason, in spite of all the studying, students are still not quite fluent.When I teach, I use one technique that helps students not only speak more accurately, but also more fluently. That technique is dictations.