Today, these young women are drawing on their wisdom

and ingenuity to gain the power to build their own embroidery brands, thus improving their lives and helping to lift their county out of poverty.

Zhang Qin, 43, a respected embroiderer in the Daliu village of the county who founded the local embroidery associ

ation, Qiqiao Workshop, says: “Women around here are good at needlework, and I’m particularly int

erested in it. When I was a kid, I liked watching and learning as the women were sewing.”

She made her first “bucket of gold” when she was 8, she says.

“I sewed 10 pillowslips and sold them for 4 yuan ($0.6). At the time my family was too poo

r even to buy me new clothes, so I bought a large piece of red cloth and made myself a new undercoat with the money.”

Zhang gradually gained a reputation for her exquisite work, and women in the village often went to her for guidance.

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Xuelong’s northward route had been repeatedly revised

  and thus successfully averted gales and huge waves as high as 8 meters, according to the weatherman aboard the ship, Wang Lei.

  For example, with no ice areas in Prydz Bay to shelter the ship, Xuelong had to de

part from Zhongshan one day earlier than scheduled in order not be blocked by a whole gale and huge waves. After

leaving the bay, it was first headed northwest to the marine-based west Antarctic ice sheet.

  ”Then a strong cyclone is moving to us and its resulting waves will block our way to north,” Wang said.

  Due to the weather, Xuelong chose to sail westward at the edge of the westerlies to reach a haven area between two moving

cyclones, where it had spent two days before huge waves again blocked its way northward.

  ”After that, Xuelong had spent about 20 hours in waters east to the Kerguelan Is

lands in order to stay away from the winds and waves on Wednesday,” Shen said.

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HK, Macao legal workers to be arbitrators in Guangzhou

Legal professionals from Hong Kong and Macao will be allowed to work as arbitrators in Nansha district of Guangz

hou as part of an effort by Guangdong province to strengthen cooperation with the two special administrative regions.

Nansha lies within the Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has approved the introduction of the legal professionals, who

will work at the Court of Arbitration for Labor and Personnel Disputes to settle competing claims.

Sources at the court said the Hong Kong-and Macao-based arbitrators will be signific

ant in promoting the business environment of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

“It will help provide high-quality, efficient and fast legal services for busine

sses, especially those whose investors include companies from Hong Kong and Macao,” the court said on Tuesday.

According to the development plan outline for the Greater Bay Area, which was unveiled on Mond

ay, Nansha district will develop into a pilot zone for closer overall cooperation in exchanges of h

uman resources, goods, materials, funds and information between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.

The court said the first group of labor arbitrators from Hong Kong and Macao will be appointed in late 2019.

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The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will

give full play to its advantages and seek complementary and mutually beneficial cooperation on inn

ovation and technology in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Ba

y Area, an official of the HKSAR government said in a recent interview with Xinhua.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area aims at building a globally influenti

al international innovation and technology hub, and Hong Kong’s role should be “capitalizing its

strengths to serve the country’s needs,” the HKSAR government’s Secretary for Innovation and Technology Nic

holas Yang said Tuesday, one day after China unveiled an outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area.

To build an international innovation and technology hub, Hong Kong has multiple advantages due to its world-class uni

versities, high international recognition and relatively low financing cost, according to Yang.

Home to four of the world‘s top 100 universities, Hong Kong i

s well recognized for its basic scientific research, he said, adding that the newly un

veiled outline development plan may encourage other elite universities around the globe to upgrade cooperation w

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A day earlier, the Israeli leader’s office released, then softened

  a statement saying he had met with Gulf leaders to discuss their common interest in “war wit

h Iran.” On Thursday, Netanyahu added his own criticism of Europe, noting that the US had pulled out of

the Iran deal and added sanctions. “The Europeans should join this effort rather than try to circumvent it,” he said.

  Pence’s remarks — both about Europe and advocating for an aggress

ive stance against Iran — are likely to become yet another irritant between the US and Eu

rope, already at odds over the Iran nuclear deal, trade, the Paris climate agreement as well as President Donald Tr

ump’s attacks on the European Union and NATO, his support for populists and for Britain’s exit from the EU.

  Allies such as France and Germany declined to send senior officials to the ministerial, whi

ch was initially supposed to focus on Iran and then was broadened to cover Yemen, Syria and attempts to re

solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, partly in response to European objections.

  Even the ministerial’s location — Poland — is potential salt in the wound.

  Warsaw has pulled at the fabric of the European Union as it has pursued a series of anti-democratic steps, silencing inde

pendent media, politicizing security services and undermining the judicial system. Yet Pence and other US officials lavi

shed praise on their Polish hosts, while the vice president used his remarks there to paint Western Europe as an isolated outlier.

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An S10 owner must approve sharing battery life with som

  eone else — so you can’t sneakily leave your phone on top of a stranger’s device at a bar — and it’ll autom

atically stop when the host smartphone drops below a 30% charge. An S10 will even charge iPh

ones and other non-Samsung models — a generous feature that’s hard to imagine Apple ever rolling out.

  The company also announced wireless Samsung Galaxy buds ($128) that can be charged when placed on top of a Galaxy 10S displ

ay. (Consumers who pre-order any of the smartphones will get the buds for free).Considering what most sm

artphone users want is a better camera and longer-battery life, the updated Galaxy S line appears to check th

ose boxes and more. Although it’s unclear how the S10 5G will sell, experts argue it’s a necessary step toward the future.

  More wearables

  Samsung unveiled two new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch

Active ($199) and Galaxy Fit ($99). The water resistant Active smartwatch can monitor blood press

ure, features a breathing app to help with stress and touts sleep tracking. The Fit is a stripped down version of the A

ctive in the form of a traditional fitness tracker. It can monitor heart rate, steps and can go an entire week on one charge.

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So what happened in between? Moros is helping researc

  hers fill that 70 million-year gap, as well as provide a portrait of tyrannosaur lineage in North America. Moros links the earliest, smaller tyrannosaurs to Tyrannosaurus rex.

  ”With a lethal combination of bone-crunching bite forces, stereoscopic vision, rapid growth rates, and colossal size, tyrant dinosa

urs reigned uncontested for 15 million years leading up to the end-Cretaceous extinction — but it wasn’

t always that way,” said Lindsay Zanno, lead study author and paleontologist at North Carolina State Un

iversity, in a statement. “When and how quickly tyrannosaurs went from wallflower to prom king has been vexing pal

eontologists for a long time. The only way to attack this problem was to get out there and find more data on these rare animals.”

  Zanno and her team spent a decade searching for fossils from the Late Cretaceous period. Th

ey recovered teeth and a hind limb consisting of a femur, a tibia and parts of a foot belonging to Mo

ros in the same area where Zanno found the fossil of a giant carnivorous carcharodontosaur.

  But Moros stood between 3 and 4 feet tall. The dinosaur they found was 7 years old when it died, a nearly full-grown adult

that would have weighed around 172 pounds. The elongated leg and foot bones indicated that it would be a great runner.

  Giant dinosaur footprints found and saved from floods in Queensland

  ”Moros was lightweight and exceptionally fast,” Zanno said. “

These adaptations, together with advanced sensory capabilities, are the mark of a formida

ble predator. It could easily have run down prey, while avoiding confrontation with the top predators of the day.”

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Pelosi urges members to back resolution terminating

  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urged members of Congress on Wednesday to bac

k a resolution halting the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump to fund a border wall.

  Pelosi’s call to action comes as the White House plows ahead on transferring federal funds not contingent on Trump’s declara

tion toward building a wall along the southern border, despite already facing several lawsuits.

  ”I write to invite all Members of Congress to cosponsor Congressman Joaquin Castro’s priv

ileged resolution … to terminate this emergency declaration using the termination mechanism within the

National Emergencies Act,” the California Democrat wrote in a letter to her colleagues.

  ”All Members take an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution,” Pelosi added. “The P

resident’s decision to go outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the const

itutional legislative process violates the Constitution and must be terminated. We have a solemn responsibility to up

hold the Constitution, and defend our system of checks and balances against the President’s assault.”

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Honda is closing its only British factory, wiping out 3,500 jobs

  Honda has just dealt the United Kingdom’s auto industry a huge blow.

  The Japanese carmaker said Tuesday that it will shut down a major manufa

cturing plant in the English town of Swindon that employs 3,500 people. T

housands more jobs will be put at risk at suppliers and other businesses.

  Honda (HMC) has made more than 3 million cars in Swindon since its plant there opened three decades ago. The plant, which

will close in 2021, currently produces up to 150,000 Civics a year for over 70 countries.

  Swindon is the Japanese company’s only car plant in the European Union. The restructuring will also involve Honda’s busi

ness in Turkey, which currently produces 38,000 Civic sedans per year. That will cease in 2021.

  Honda said that production would shift to Japan, North America and China.

  Honda Motor Europe President Katsushi Inoue said in a statement that the restruct

uring is needed to “accelerate our electrification strategy” as the auto industry seeks to overcome “unprecedented changes.”

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The secret: How they keep the golf greens, well, so greeneq

  At 845 acres, Adare’s property requires a significant amount of upkeep. And no area receives more loving care than the hotel’s

golf course, an idyllic stretch of emerald greens winding around the River Maigue.

  ”There are over 50 employees just on grass and greenery,” says Heery. And while Ireland may be ra

iny, these links will never be soggy: SubAir technology — a way to quickly vacuum water from the green

s — runs under the whole of the course.Far from being putting greens just for guests, the Tom Fazio-designed links we

re created with the intention of making Adare one of the top golf destinations in the world.

  So far, so good. The course was crowned the World’s Best New Golf Course in 2018 by t

he World Golf Awards, and its JP McManus Pro-Am tournament, scheduled for July 2020, alr

eady has the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose signed on to compete.

  Even the practice facility is known as one of the best in the country, with Scottish bunker sand specially imported for the most refi

ned experience.early equally alluring as the course itself is the sleek Carriage House, which acts both as a c

lubhouse for golfers and a dining destination not only for guests, but also for those in the surrounding village of Ad

are. After a round on the links, swing by the bar, an adults-only respite outfitted in leather and oak.

  Toast to your success (or drown your sorrows) with a glass of wine. Adare’s list is an impressive 12,000 bottles deep, plus t

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