And while it was perhaps the most blatant attempt by the

  ministration to wade into a foreign contest, it was not the only time the President or his tea

m has weighed in on the domestic politics of other countries. From undercutting British Prime Minis

ter Theresa May during a visit to the United Kingdom to calling attention to protests against French President Emm

anuel Macron, Trump has repeatedly sought to influence the internal affairs of the US’s closest allies — in full public view.

  ”It’s not without precedent that United States leaders have said things that affect politics in other countries, but it is without prece

dent for them to do it as brazenly as Trump has done,” said Joseph Nye, the former dean of Harvard Uni

versity’s Kennedy School of Government. “His style and the degree to which he intervenes are both unprecedented.”

  American administrations have long sought to quietly sway the domestic politics of other countries, whether throu

gh covert influence campaigns or military support. But rarely has a US president so eagerly voiced his opinions or

taken steps to influence another country’s internal affairs, particularly among close US allies.

  Instead — even when an administration’s preferred outcome was widely known or assumed — the White Hou

se maintained an officially neutral stance. A country’s internal affairs were off-limits, at least as a matter of stated position.

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Hotpot chain Haidilao has introduced large, soft toys to

accompany solo diners at its more than 200 outlets nationwide.

Figures from major e-commerce platform Tmall show that last year, the sales of mini-microwave ovens and mini-washing ma

chines rose by 970 percent and 630 percent, respectively, year-on-year, while purchases of one-person ho

tpots rose by 208 percent. There has also been rapid sales growth for many other daily-use commodities.

Food and beverage is a key sector that has benefited from the singles economy, according to the Sinolink Securities re

port, which said more than half of singles spend 10 to 30 percent of their income on food and drink.

But some 23 percent of them never cook, and some 46 percent said they

seldom do so, which has helped spur rapid growth in the food delivery industry.

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Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler introduced Sunday’s

  telecast, following Queen and Adam Lambert’s opening performance of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Cham

pions.” The “Saturday Night Live” alums riffed off the messy build-up to this year’s awards.

  An abundance of drama surrounded the build-up to this year’s Osca

rs, even before getting around to the nailbiting best-picture finish.

  The contenders reflected the gamut of an evolving movie industry, with “Roma” representing Netflix’s arrival in mo

vies, after the streaming service’s model-bending impact on the TV business.

  On the flip side, “Black Panther” embodied the blockbusters upon which the studios have come to rely, and the th

ird-highest-grossing US release of all time at $700 million, nearly doubling that total worldwide.

  A number of individual nominees registered breakthroughs for women and people of color, only

a few years after lack of diversity among the acting categories birthed the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.

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Cesarman talked before the game. On the same day, in Ab

Photo by Xinhua News Agency, Abu Dhabi (UAE), February 1, 2019 (Asian Cu

p) (3) Football – Final: Japan vs Qatar February 1, FIFA Preside

nt Invantino (right) talks with AFC President Salman before the match. On the same day, Ja

pan played Qatar in the final of the 2019 Asian Cup football match in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Xinhua News Agency reporter Cao Cancam

Photo by Xinhua News Agency, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), February 1, 2019 (Asian Cup) (14) Fo

otball – Final: Japan’s team against Qatar on February 1, Japan’s player Yanguchi (left first) led th

e ball to break through in the match. On the same day, Japan played Qatar in the final of the 2019 Asian Cup football m

atch in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photographed by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Gang

Photo by Xinhua News Agency, Abu Dhabi (UAE), February 1, 2019 (Asian C

up) (13) Football – Final: Japan vs Qatar on February 1, Japanese player Takeshi Naga

no (former) drives the ball in the match. On the same day, Japan played Qatar in

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Film and television industry tax self-check period end

  Film and television industry tax self-check welcomed the latest progress, 3 months check list to declare tax 11.7 billion yuan!

  Since October 2018, xinhua news agency reported since we should standardize the order of the film and tele

vision industry tax work, film and television industry earnestly carry out the self-check taxpayers.By the end of 201

8, the introspection to declare tax 2018 yuan, has been put in storage, 11.553 billion yuan.

  Related department head pointed out that after the self-check, according to the reflection of taxpayers, the relevant de

partments for eligible taxpayers of self-check result feedback, make most of the film and television workers at ease.After tra

nsferred to urge to correct phase, will be targeted to urge remind of self-check implementation does not reach the desi

gnated position of a small number of taxpayers and tax the risk is high.To remind, righted itself after by the taxat

ion authority may, in accordance with law, be given a lighter or mitigated administrative penalty.

  3 months check list to declare tax 11.7 billion yuan

  According to the xinhua news agency, from the state administration of taxation, state administration of radio, television, the state film bureau learned that, in acc

ordance with the relevant propaganda department and five departments notice requirements, since October 2018 should sta

ndardize the order of the film and television industry tax work, film and television industry earnestly carry out t

he self-check taxpayers.By the end of 2018, the introspection to declare tax 2018 yuan, has been put in storage, 11.

553 billion yuan.The self-check stage is over, the standard work to supervise and urge correct phase.

  In late November last year, the news that part of the film and television studio

s have informed the tax authorities, supplementary work effect, which is divided into four stages: self-chec

k, questioning duty exemption, tax door-to-door counseling (tax) selectiving examination, check and key inspection.

  Studio need to press from 2016 to 2018, three years

70% of the total (at least) calculation of the personal service tax.For example, the total revenue of RM

B 1 million, 1 million * 70% for individuals to fill the Labour cost plan tax basis (according to the highest 40% ser

vice tax calculation), deduct taxes already paid before amount at the same time, the final payment of tax is 192500 yuan.

Overall, the studio payment of taxes need to be calculated according to the studio to about 20% of total revenue.

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What happened to the collapse of Xinhua Insurance?

Influenced by the news, Xinhua Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Xinhua Insurance”, 601336.SH) fell at the opening

of the market, with a decline of 8% for a time. Later, it recovered slightly. Up to the date of publication, the decline still exceeded 7%, reaching 7.76%.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong shares of Xinhua Insurance Port (HK. 1336) fell 8.55% at one time, and now the decline has shrunk to 6.9%.

The news of management change has attracted market attention. Analysts: Uncertainty

On the face of the market, the decline of Xinhua Insurance was more than 8%. Influenced by the trend of Xinhua Insurance, the whole insurance sector dragged down, with the insurance theme sector falling by 1.47%.

However, the other four listed A-share insurance companies performed better than Xinhua Insurance. As of publication, China Life rose slightly by 0.29%, Ping An rose slightly by 0.21%, Taibao fell by 1.52%, and China Insurance fell by 1.77%.

Weekend news may be one of the factors for the sharp drop in Xinhua Insurance’s opening on Monday. According to the Economic Observer, Wanfeng will resign

from Xinhua Insurance and stop at Xinguang Haihang Life, which has just completed the shareholder change and

capital increase. It is understood that in October 2014, Wanfeng took the post of Chief Operating Officer (President) of

Xinhua Insurance Company. From August 2003 to August 2014, Wanfeng served as President and Vice Chairman of China Life Insurance Company.

For potential personnel changes, some non-bank financial analysts of securities firms said that management changes may constitute a major factor affecting the

company’s fundamentals. “New personnel arrangements, short-term personnel turbulence, future strategic direction, may bring uncertainty to the company.”

In fact, since 2018, Xinhua Insurance has been in a downward trend of concussion. Its opening price in 2018 is 70.38 yuan. So far, the range has fallen by more than 40%.

On December 26, 2018, at the opening day of Xinhua Insurance, Wanfeng said that in order to pursue more stable development, he planned to revise the

previous five-year development plan, with stable operation as the main theme, and would submit a new adjustment plan as soon as possible.

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Iron Emmett’s lads were well at it in the yard, blunted

Iron Emmett’s lads were well at it in the yard, blunted swords slamming into shields and ringing against one another.

Jon stopped to watch a moment as Horse pressed Hop-Robin back toward the well. Horse had the makings of a

good fighter, he decided. He was strong and getting stronger, and his instincts were sound. Hop-Robin was another tale. His clubfoot was bad enough, but he was

afraid of getting hit as well. Perhaps we can make a steward of him. The fight ended abruptly, with Hop-Robin on the ground.

“Well fought,” Jon said to Horse, “but you drop your shield too low when pressing an attack. You will want to correct that, or it is like to get you killed.”

“Yes, m’lord. I’ll keep it higher next time.” Horse pulled Hop-Robin to his feet, and the smaller boy made a clumsy bow.

A few of Stannis’s knights were sparring on the far side of the yard. King’s men in one corner and queen’s men in another,

Jon did not fail to note, but only a few. It’s too cold for most of them. As he strode past them, a booming voice called after him. “BOY! YOU THERE! BOY!”

Just beyond the ticket booth Father had had painted on awall in bright red letters the question:

DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOSTDANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO?
An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There were so manyeager, curious hands

that pulled at the curtain that we had toreplace it regularly. Behind it was a mirror.

But I learned at my expense that Father believed there wasanother animal even more dangerous than us, and one thatwas extremely common, too,

found on every continent, in everyhabitat: the redoubtable species Animalus anthropomorphicus,the animal as seen through human eyes. We’ve all met

one,perhaps even owned one. It is an animal that is “cute”,”friendly”, “loving”, “devoted”, “merry”, “under-standing”.

 

Theseanimals lie in

ambush in every

toy store and

children’s zoo.

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Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination,

Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination, but Varamyr had often slipped inside her skin as she was being mounted by One Eye. He did not want to spend his

new life as a bitch, though, not unless he

had no other choice. Stalker might suit him better, the younger male … though One Eye was larger and fiercer, and it was One Eye who took Sly whenever she went into heat.

“They say you forget,” Haggon had told him, a few weeks before his own death. “When the man’s flesh dies, his spirit lives on inside the beast, but every day his

memory fades, and the beast becomes a little less a warg, a little more a wolf, until nothing of the man is left and only the beast remains.”

“Wonder what happened to her face,” was57 her mental question, but the answer was doubtless any one of a dozen possibilities and she didn’t waste time in surmises.

Mrs. Pollzoff took up the speaking tube and Roberta attached the end so she could hear what was to be said.

“You have an exceptionally fine plane,” Mrs. Pollzoff remarked.

“I think so,” Roberta answered with a smile.

“Care to sell it?” The girl was so astonished that she gasped.

“No, indeed, I do not,” she answered emphatically.

Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination, but Varamyr had often slipped inside her skin as she was being mounted by One Eye. He did not want to spend his

new life as a bitch, though, not unless he had no other choice. Stalker might suit him better, the younger male … though One Eye was larger and fiercer, and it was One Eye who took Sly whenever she went into heat.

“They say you forget,” Haggon had told him, a few weeks before his own death. “When the man’s flesh dies, his spirit lives on inside the beast, but every day his memory fades, and the beast becomes a little less a warg, a little more a wolf, until

nothing of the

man is left

and only the

beast remains.”

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Far away, a wolf gave howl.A shiver went through

Far away, a wolf gave howl.

A shiver went through Varamyr. He knew that howl as well as Lump had once known his mother’s voice. One Eye. He was the oldest of his three, the biggest, the

fiercest. Stalker was leaner, quicker, younger, Sly more cunning, but both went in fear of One Eye. The old wolf was fearless, relentless, savage.

Varamyr had lost control of his other beasts in the agony of the eagle’s death. His shadowcat had raced into the woods, whilst his snow bear turned her claws on those

around her, ripping apart four men before falling to a spear. She would have slain Varamyr had he come within her reach. The bear hated him, had raged each time he wore her skin or climbed upon her back.

His wolves, though …

“That’s what we want,” Mrs. Langwell told him, then turned to her daughter. “That is our telephone, dear.”

“I’ll go and answer it,” Roberta replied, and ran to the house as fast as she could. The bell was still ringing so she knew that the party had not been discouraged over the

delay and given up getting in touch with the family. “Hello,” she spoke into the phone.

“I wish to speak with Miss Langwell,” came the reply, and although the voice sounded familiar, Roberta could not recognize it immediately.

“That’s what we want,” Mrs. Langwell told him, then turned to her daughter. “That is our telephone, dear.”

“I’ll go and answer it,” Roberta replied, and ran to the house as fast as she could. The bell was still ringing so she knew that the party had not been discouraged over the

delay and given up getting in touch with the family. “Hello,” she spoke into the phone.

“I wish to speak with Miss Langwell,” came the reply, and although the voice sounded familiar,

 

Roberta

could not

recognize it

immediately.

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Her chin was pointed and her nose flat, and she

Her chin was pointed and her nose flat, and she had a mole on one cheek with four dark hairs growing from it. An ugly face, and hard, yet he would have given much to

glimpse it in the door of the hut. I should have taken her before she left. How long had she been gone? Two days? Three? Varamyr was uncertain. It was dark inside the

hut, and he had been drifting in and out of sleep, never quite sure if it was day or night outside. “Wait,” she’d said. “I will be back with food.” So like a fool he’d waited,

dreaming of Haggon and Bump and all the wrongs he had done in his long life, but days and nights had passed and Thistle had not returned. She won’t be coming back.

Varamyr wondered if he had given himself away. Could she tell what he was thinking just from looking at him, or had he muttered in his fever dream?

“Say it with flowers,” the lad chuckled. “Come along. As long as I live I may never get another chance to have a sheriff in the saddle behind me. How I wish a cop would try to stop me on this trip.”

The pair went off amid the reports of the motorcycle, and then the neighbors, assured that the Langwells were unhurt and in no further danger, departed. Before

she went to bed Roberta took another look at the old barn-hangar where Nike and the Falcon were still resting securely. With a sigh of relief she glanced toward the

sky, which was mighty dark, but she caught the faint outline

“Good morning, dear, I thought I heard you moving about.”

“Morning, Mummy. What are they doing out there?”

of the moon

shining

through as if s

he had49

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