KEEPING the kids entertained is going to be a priority for families across the country now we’re forced to stay indoors.
Over the first weekend of 2015 the second-largest bitcoin exchange, Slovenia-based Bitstamp, was victim of a hack to the tune of some $5 million U.S. dollars’ worth of the digital currency. As the tech press were quick to point out, it was a worrisome start to the year for a digital currency that Quartz had already declared “the worst investment of 2014.” And if you look at its performance between Jan 1, 2014 and Jan. 1, 2015, that’s not wrong: bitcoin ended the year at 39% of the value it started with.
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The floor is lava
What you will need: Permission from Mum and Dad (or whoever owns the house) that it is OK to climb on the furniture.
HOW TO PLAY – This is a ongoing game, which works best when sprung upon people in the room/area at random times.
From maintenance to flip taxes, condo and co-op owners often complain of boards bleeding them dry. Unfortunately, the cost of running a building will not get any cheaper anytime soon.
LEVEL-UP – The game can continue if you challenge other players to get to a certain place without touching the ground.
6. The parties are epic – if you have the time
Control the robot
Time: 30 minutes
What you’ll need: Nothing.
How to play: One player is the robot, the other is its creator.
Salary three years after graduation and salary increase are the main criteria, each accounting for 20 per cent of the ranking’s weight. Most schools in the top 25 score well on at least one of these criteria. The top 10 schools would mostly also rank in the first 10 if salaries and their increases were excluded. The only exceptions are Nanyang Business School and China Europe International Business School, both underperforming in the doctoral and research ranks.
DNA from the bones matched that of descendants of the king's sister, while the skeleton had the twisted spine and battle injuries consistent with contemporary accounts, said researchers from the University of Leicester.
Rossello also has pledged to work closely with a federal control board that U.S. Congress created last year to oversee Puerto Rico’s finances, and he has said he supports negotiations with creditors to help restructure a nearly $70 billion public debt.
It is not all bad news for buyers: Prices will still head north next year, but the pace will likely slow from a sprint to a saunter. “Prices can’t just keep going up, up, up on this steep climb,” said Pamela Liebman, the chief executive officer of Corcoran. “Buyers get a little fatigued.”
Thirty-six Chinese brands have made it onto the list this year. Among them, eight are in the top 100, including the State Grid Corporation of China (36), the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) (40), Tencent (43), China Central Television (CCTV) (62), Haier (76), China Mobile (79), Huawei (81) and Lenovo (90).
15. “The End of the Tour” (James Ponsoldt)
Tips – If you’re the robot and feel like you aren’t getting precise enough instructions, don’t break character to complain about it.
In the best possible way.
China (mainland and Hong Kong) adds 25 to the list this year, more than any other country, for a total of 207. Three countries debut on the list this year: Mauritius, Slovakia, and Togo.
Over the past three years, drawing conclusions about China's box office growth has been complicated by Beijing's decision to include new service fees in official revenue totals.
That creates an identity vacuum to be filled.
In addition to the growth in P2P lending, a number of online banks and lenders have been created this year — such as Tencent’s Webank, Alibaba’s Mybank and Ant Financial’s Sesame Credit.
在周二发布的一份研究报告中，行业组织国际金融协会(Institute of International Finance)经济学家罗宾?克普克(Robin Koepke)表示，投资者、新兴市场政策制定者以及美联储自身都忽视了美国利率在引发新兴国家汇率、银行及债务危机方面的作用。
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Players: Two or more.
Time: 10-20 minutes.
What you’ll need: Nothing.
How to play: One player, the rhymer, picks a word. Start with shorter words (one syllable) but you can move on to something more complicated once you are all used to the game.
The demagogue’s campaign leads naturally to despotism — the tyranny of the majority that is a mask on the tyranny of one.
The magazine put his net worth at $3.5 billion, down $1 billion from the rankings it issued a year ago.
Apple tops the list of World's 500 Most Influential Brands for 2016, compiled by New York-based World Brand Lab and released last Monday.
BEIJING: A group of Hyundai Motor Co dealers in China is seeking 800 million-900 million yuan ($120 million-135 million) in compensation from the South Korean automaker, saying Hyundai has cut the flow of models it exports to them, resulting in dealership losses and closures.
Rhymer: “I know a word that rhymes with plate.”
Guesser 1: “Is it a garden door?”
Rhymer: “No, not a gate.”
Guesser 2: “Is it disliking?”
Rhymer: “No, it’s not hate.”
Guesser 3: “Is it a summer party?”
Rhymer: “No, not a fete.”
Guesser 1: “Is it just brilliant?”
Rhymer: “No, it’s not great.”
Guesser 2: “Is it behind time?”
Rhymer: “Yes! It is late!”
Tips – This game is excellent because everybody is doing something. Normally, the person who isn’t doing the guessing is just saying “yes” or “no”.
Level Up: The “question, rhyming answer, question, rhyming answer” format is pretty simple, but why not make the whole thing have a rhythm too?
“The headwinds that Chinese banks face will last for a long time,” he said. “In addition to lower sources for profit, they will also have to prepare themselves for losses on bad loans.”
One more scientific group, in Britain, that curates the world’s temperature record is scheduled to report in the coming weeks.
Time: At least one hour
What you’ll need: A small set of building blocks with instructions.
How to play: One player, the instructor, holds the instructions, but may not touch or point to the blocks.
China's economy grew last month, according to a closely-monitored PMI series - which indicated growth for the first time in four months.
With a bit of help from Charles Dickens, let’s take a look back at the year in which almost nothing worked:
排行榜上前7所院校还是老面孔。澳大利亚新南威尔士大学商学院(UNSW Business School of Australia)澳大利亚管理研究生院(AGSM)首次上榜，排在第八位。
No. The much-hyped US electric carmaker once promised to make 400,000 of its new dream machines in 2018. Its latest production targets imply 200,000-300,000. But serious glitches in battery production have meant a slow start, and Tesla’s record is not good. With Tesla yet to show it can wean itself off constant infusions of Wall Street cash, 2018 cold be a make or break year.
It even featured in the March 19, 1870, issue of Scientific American magazine. Made by Thomas Luders from Olney, Illinois, and called a "pedespeed," the wheels then were much smaller, measuring around 36 centimeters (15 in) in diameter. Luders also said the skates could be used by anybody, irrespective of their physique. He himself was a large, heavy man, and he claimed he could use them for two straight hours without getting tired. Another version of wheel skates, appearing in 1923, had its tires on the inside of the foot rather than outside. (Other than the size of the wheels, the main improvement made by Chariot Skates is the small tire at the back of the bigger tire for increased stability.)
"Those who disrupt testing and harm the equity of education by cheating will get the punishment they deserve," the ministry said.
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However, the economists polled expect slightly higher growth rates and substantially higher inflation over 2016.
7. “飞翔莲花”(Flying Lotus)，《你死了》(You’re Dead)， Warp。新融合乐绝不会对旧融合乐说抱歉，这只是升级而已。身为制作人的“飞翔莲花”既注重延续性，也注重破坏、模糊之美与跳跃剪辑的喧闹。他对死亡的组曲式沉思为不虔敬的智慧留出空间，《永远不能抓住我》(Never Catch Me)这首歌的歌词由肯德里克·拉玛(Kendrick Lamar)创作，堪称年度最佳。
Level up: If there are three of you, how about having one person as an instructor, one seeker who finds the pieces and one as the builder. Make sure to rotate the roles nice and often.
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