Manifesto For The Uncensored

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Mindless Productivity

It was after 1984 when I read the novel of the same name, hiding under the covers, reading by the dying light of a 50-cent flashlight as Winston and Julia performed more unspeakable acts under their own sheets; Winston apprehensive of Big Brother’s all-seeing eyes, me fearful of mother coming in to ask why I was reading something so vulgar at such a young age. When asked what I thought of the book, it didn’t take a bucket of rats to make me cast Winston aside…instinct alone inspired me to decry the book as “all right, but the sex was pointless and unnecessary.” And life continued as normal, the irony of my betrayal reduced to nothing more than an uncomfortable rattle at the back of my mind that has never left me to this day.

But forbidden fruit and verboten vegetables leave an aftertaste in the back of the throat…

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31 arrested for deadly mine blast in SW China

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31 arrested for deadly mine blast in SW China

BEIJING – Thirty-one people who were found responsible for a deadly mine blast last year have been transferred to judicial organs, according to an investigation report released Tuesday by the State Council.

The Xiaojiawan Coal Mine in southwestern province of Sichuan was struck by a gas blast on August 29 last year, leaving 48 dead and 54 injured.

Tuesday’s report issued by an investigation team of the State Council blamed the accident to illegal mining and lack of supervision.

The coal mine has been exceeding its production capacity regardless of safety standards, and has falsified documents to evade inspections, the report indicated.

From 2011 to the time the accident happened, the coal mine has produced 211,400 tonnes of coal in the illegal areas, Dalian escort in sharp contrast with the 14,300 tonnes in the approved mining regions, the report said.

The investigation team also suggested passing administrative punishment Dalian escorts girls to 33 others, including a deputy mayor of Panzhihua city, where the accident happened.

Skeuomorphic. Skewed Logic?

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Neon Animal Stash

Nostalgia, sentimentality, kitsch. All words pointed at skeuomorphic design with a tangibly derogatory edge.

Just to clarify, skeuomorphs are objects or designs that maintain previously essential features as ornamentation. Wikipedia has a fantastically detailed page, give it a look over.

My favourite examples are intimately tied to our deepest assumptions of these modern-day products despite the redundancy of many of their features. For example, the rivets in your 21st Century stitched jeans, the woodgrain on plastic laminate flooring and the faux pagination of digital calendars that Clive Thompson excellently rips apart over at Wired.

Commentators on the Tech and Design industries are becoming increasingly wary, even exhausted by the proliferation of this philosophy. But what if – all this stuff (there really is no better word), is actually good?

The movement to full touchscreen devices, especially tablets and smartphones, has put interface designers in new territory – one that is…

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China scraps import duties for advanced components

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China scraps import duties for advanced components

BEIJING – China will drop import Suzhou massage girls tariffs and import-related value-added taxes for a range of advanced components and raw materials for making sophisticated equipments, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday.

Items that will enjoy tax exemption include signal system of high-speed railways, garbage sorting system, solar cells, integrated circuits and manufacturing equipments for flat-panel display, among others.

The new rules China escort services will take effect starting April 1, 2013.

Importers of those components and raw materials should register with customs and taxation authorities for tariff exemption review during April 1 and April 30.

Authorities also created a separate list of technological equipment and materials that will be taxed starting from April 1, 2013. The list included electric transmission and transformation equipments and concrete pump trucks.

Ketek antibiotic drug faces intense FDA scrutiny o

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With reports of liver failure in a dozen patients and four associated deaths becoming public knowledge, U.S. health officials said this week that they plan to ask outside advisors if Ketek — an antibiotic made by Sanofi-Aventis — should continue to be allowed on the market.

In 2004, Ketek was approved by the FDA but has become a subject of a U.S. Senate Finance Committee investigation into whether the FDA’s handling of Ketek’s approval and possible use of faulty data was in error. FDA spokeswoman Laura Alvey said, “We will ask the committee if the overall risk/benefit profile supports continued marketing of Ketek for Shenzhen escorts girls various indications.”

A public meeting of outside officials who are experts on anti-infective drugs will be convened by the FDA in order to have Ketek discussed.

Alvey added that “a comprehensive analysis of all safety data for Ketek” will be considered. Ketek is approved Chinese massage services to treat acute bacterial worsening of chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial sinusitis and community-acquired pneumonia.

Sanofi spokeswoman Lisa Kennedy said that the drug’s parent company — Sanofi-Aventis — looked forward to discussing the data at the meeting. Kennedy had no comment on what action could be taken as a result of the meeting’s outcome.

Kennedy added that “Based on the data available to us and after consultation with experts, we continue to believe the benefits of Ketek outweigh the risks when the drug is used as directed in its approved indication.” Sales of Ketek for the first half of 2006 are estimated at $50 million according to data released this June by Sanofi-Aventis.

That same June, the FDA received reports of acute liver failure in Ketek patients, which included four deaths. A new warning on the drug’s packaging and marketing was added in June as well.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, stated “It’s good to see the FDA doing due diligence with Ketek. The agency needs to do everything possible to make sure material information is not withheld from the advisory committee during this meeting,” when asked about the upcoming outside panel meeting being organized by the FDA.

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毕业季浪漫婚礼:单车接新娘 校园草坪行婚礼

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毕业季浪漫婚礼:单车接新娘 校园草坪行婚礼

毕业季的浪漫婚礼

毕业季的浪漫婚礼

骑上单车接新娘

骑上单车接新娘

“没摆酒、没房、没车,这真的是一场裸婚。”前天是华南理工大学[微博]化学与化工学院的学生及芳华的好日子。当天早上,与她相恋了几年的男朋友从宿舍里把她迎娶,然后新郎新娘在同学们的陪伴下在大学的草坪上举行了一场简单的婚礼。同学将婚礼现场的画面放在微博上后,这场“裸婚”博得了众多网友的祝福。

及芳华是华南理工大学化学与化工学院的研究生,1987年生。她说,在校期间结婚的同学很少,她的男朋友王守才是在山东读本科期间相知趣恋的,男朋友比她小两岁,3个月前男朋友从山东来到广州找到了一份销售保险的工作。

同学全程策划导演婚礼

婚礼的总谋划和总导演是及芳华同宿舍的钟同学,及芳华说,伴娘跟伴郎分辨有4个,一早,王守才和4个伴郎一起骑着扎了粉红色气球的自行车来到学校西五宿舍楼下,他们在楼下喊着及芳华的名字。

“宿管阿姨也非常支撑这场婚礼,她说,只有不放鞭炮就行。”及芳华笑着说,王守才和伴郎奔上7楼后,将她迎下楼,用自行车载着她,伴郎、伴娘及同学们也骑着自行车一起来到学校一块空阔的草坪上。

婚礼就在这块草坪上举行。及芳华说,他们买了一个二手的小音响,而后由两位同窗做主持,固然天空下了一点小雨,可是不影响婚礼的举办。

小伙废弃事业陪女友读书

及芳华说:“我们原来预备在10月份举行婚礼的,然而当初恰是毕业季,斟酌到良多好朋友要出去实习,当前可能没有机遇加入我们的婚礼,我盼望在近期内举行婚礼,让好朋友参加分享咱们的快活。”

说起本人的男朋友,及芳华激动地说,男友为了她就义了不少,王守才是山东人,大学毕业后自己创业,在山东开了多少个辅导班,虽然范围不是很大,不外赚了不少钱。她考上华南理工大学硕博连读的研讨生后,两人离开了两年。3个月前,男友人从山东来到广州,在广州找到了一份销售保险的工作,筹备陪同她在广州读书。

及芳华流着眼泪打动地说:“他在广州的工作收入很低,连底薪都没有,虽然我们现在没有钱,但是他很有斗志,我信任我们以后会好起来的。”

网友:“简单纯粹”

“没摆酒、没房、没车,这真的是一场裸婚。”及芳华说,双方的父母都没有来,男朋友穿的是平时穿的白衬衣、黑裤子,皮鞋也是旧的,也没摆酒,不过同学们的祝福让他们觉得很暖和,她的父母也很支持这场“裸婚”。

婚礼的画面被同学们放到微博上之后,有不少网友留言。“@kuhong1986”留言说:“特殊观赏这些富有激动又坐言起行的年青人,促几十年,或者更短的十年八载青春,由于有了这份一拍心口的勇气以及敢于承当的保持而变得出色。祝福他们!”“@华南理工大学校友会”留言说:“简简略单,很纯洁的情感,祝愿他们。”文/记者林静(图片来自微博)

http://edu.sina.com.cn/l/2013-06-18/0843229421.shtml

New H7N9 case reported in Beijing

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New H7N9 case reported in Beijing

BEIJING – Beijing municipal health authorities said Monday that a four-year-old boy, who was tested positive for H7N9 flu virus, was determined to be a H7N9 flu virus carrier.

The boy, surnamed Zhu, was tested positive for H7N9 flu virus by the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention Sunday evening.

Zhu has so far shown no flu symptoms and is receiving medical observation in Beijing Ditan Hospital.

Local health officials said a neighbor of the boy had bought chicken from the family whose seven-year-old girl became Beijing’s first H7N9 case.

The carrier was discovered after local disease control authorities tested 24 people who raise poultry in a village of Cuigezhuang township, Chaoyang district.

Chinese health authorities said on Sunday the new form of flu is spreading but no evidence showed it can be transmitted through human-to-human contact.

Special coverage: Fighting against H7N9