China is making plans not only to bolster^1 energy production to meet everincreasing domestic needs^2 but also to cut down on overall energy use in coming years. Headed by Premier Wen Jiabao, China‘s cabinet^3 unveiled its longer-term energy development plan, in which the heart of the program is to be as energy-efficient and environmentally friendly as possible while pursuing4 economic growth between now and 2020.
The new Airbus 380 ““superjumbo““ jet, unveiled in Toulouse^1, France,will carry 555 passengers (when configured^2 for three classes of seating). Its wingspan^3 stretches nearly the length of a football field--50 feet (15 meters) wider than any commercial plane in the air today.
If all the world‘s a stage, it‘s no wonder thosedo sowith performing arts backgrounds well in non-theater jobs like politician, educator or business executive. And it‘s no coincidence that many young executives are turning to acting classes^1 to help build their confidence and create a stronger presence^2.
It isn‘t only children playing with toy cars who make engine noises. Elephants produce a similar roar^2, though in their case it‘s the rumble^3 of trucks on an African highway that theanimals imitate^4, scientists say^5.
President of the United States is the chief executive officer of the federal government, the leader of the executive branch^1, and the corn man der-in-chief of the armed forces^2. The president has the power to make treaties with other nations, with the advice and consent of two-thirds of the Senate^3. The president also appoints^4, with Senate‘s consent, diplomatic representatives ,Supreme Court judges^5, and many other officials.
Today there are more and more young people under the age of 25 becoming millionaires. Coming into money at an early age can be tremendously exciting but it can also be fraught^1 with its own dangers and problems. Here are 3 young people who have found themselves in quite extraordinary financial situations very early on.
I had an experience some years ago which taught me something about the ways in which people make a bad situation worse by blaming themselves. One January, I had to officiate at two funerals on successive days for two elderly women in my community. Both had died ““full of years,““ as the Bible would say; both yielded to the normal wearing out of the body after a long and full life. Their homes happened to be near each other,
The end of World War II left Britain with massive economic problems. In elections held immediately after the war, the Labour Party overwhelmingly defeated Churchill‘s Conservative Party. The Labour Party had promised far-reaching reforms, particularly in the area of social welfare, and in a country with a tremendous shortage of consumer goods and housing, its platform was quite appealing.
With the steady economic boom in China, more and more families have purchased cars as the means of transport. Meanwhile, many people hold that private cars should be restricted in big cities as they give rise to air pollution, traffic accidents and traffic jams. In my opinion, it is not a good idea.
In the Ancient Games, 2,700 yeats ago, the pentathlon was the competition showing the best and most complete athletes. The Greek philosopher Aristotle is quoted^2 as stating: ““The most perfect sportsmen,therefore, are the Pentathletes^3 because in their bodies strength and speed are combined in beautiful harmony““.