The ‘one country, two systems’ principle needs to be steadfastly applied in Hong Kong without being bent or distorted.
2) I Trust Your Judgment: Translation: “You have my permission. I believe in you. Now, go make it happen.” Feels pretty uplifting to hear that, doesn’t it? And I’ll bet you’d do almost anything to please someone who makes you feel that way. Your employees and peers are no different.
The Cassini spacecraft has been sending home images of Saturn, its rings and its moons since arriving at the gas giant in 2004. The mission ended in September with a planned fiery crash into Saturn’s atmosphere. While it studied the planet, Cassini explored moons — Titan and Enceladus — that could be home to extraterrestrial life. The probe also gave us great insight into our solar system, and will continue to do so for years as scientists pore over the data it collected.
在假日旅行最佳航空公司的排行榜上，夏威夷航空公司（Hawaiian Airlines）遥遥领先，紧随其后的是另一家主要经营太平洋海岸业务的阿拉斯加航空公司（Hawaiian Airlines）。相反，根据FlightAware的数据显示，假日旅行期间最差的航空公司是总部位于纽约的捷蓝航空公司（JetBlue Airways），经营区域航线的快捷航空（ExpressJet）排名倒数第二。
15. 有趣的巧合。环球影业是题材最具多样性的制片公司之一，它发行了《生活残骸》，也发行了《冲出康普顿》，还有《泰迪熊2》(Ted 2)。环球影业的女导演也是最多的，12月初，它占据了今年24%的市场份额。
A master class in old-school, super-linear action filmmaking, full of nasty, punk-rock, dystopian Australian humor. Also the best recent eco-feminist-socialist allegory that isn’t a novel by Margaret Atwood. (Read the review)
China’s largest online peer-to-peer lender, Lufax, is seeking $1bn in new funding at a valuation of $15bn-$20bn, as growth continues to surge across the internet finance sector.
The worries stretched from the global, such as Russian attempts to influence the US presidential election in 2016, to the local — concerns about users’ mental health and the drain on productivity as they drown in notifications and news feed posts.
The relatively stable global outlook must continue if 2014 is to be the kind of economic year Americans have been hoping for throughout the recovery.
A $20 billion number would make any investor salivate, but when divided between buybacks and dividends, it's pocket change compared to the share repurchase announcements other companies have made in 2014.