2016年1月7日 星期四

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'Many people ask, "What is the circuit breaker mechanism?"股市熔斷機制 Actually it’s like this: You bring Rmb3,000 to play mahjong, but you lose it all in half an hour. The game is paused for 15 minutes so you can pop downstairs to the ATM to withdraw another Rmb5,000.

China’s entire equity market was shuttered within half an hour of opening after falling 7 per cent on further currency weakness as government rescue efforts failed to deter the tide of sellers.
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An employee at the Humboldt Patient Resource Center in Arcata, Calif.
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Californians Balk at Marijuana Crackdown

Over eight months, federal officials have shuttered more than 500 dispensaries in the state, including law-abiding businesses, critics say. Above, a center in Arcata, Calif.






What is the Aztec Sun Stone? The Aztec Sun Stone is a sculpture representing the Aztec calendar. On December 17, 1790, in the course of making repairs on a cathedral in Mexico City's Zocalo, workmen uncovered the huge stone. It had been buried 250 years earlier when the Spaniards conquered Tenochtitlan, the ancient capital of the Aztec empire. Some 12 ft/3.6 m in diameter, and weighing some 24 metric tons, the stone was carved over a period of about 50 years during the fifteenth century. The images carved into the stone represent days, months and years as measured by the Aztecs. Today, it is housed in Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology.
Aztec Sun Stone
Aztec Sun Stone



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Material Basalt
Discovered 17 December 1970 at El Zócalo, Mexico City
Present location National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

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 Wireless Carriers Chase Push-to-Talk Customers
Competition is heating up among wireless carriers seeking to grab push-to-talk customers as Sprint is in the final stages of shuttering the legacy Nextel network it bought for $35 billion in 2005.


shutter
(shŭt'ər) pronunciation
n.
  1. One that shuts, as:
    1. A hinged cover or screen for a window, usually fitted with louvers.
    2. A mechanical device of a camera that controls the duration of a photographic exposure, as by opening and closing to allow light coming through the lens to expose a plate or film.
  2. shutters Music. The movable louvers on a pipe organ, controlled by pedals, that open and close the swell box.
tr.v., -tered, -ter·ing, -ters.
  1. To furnish or close with shutters: locked the doors and shuttered the windows.
  2. To cause to cease operations; close down: shuttered the store for the holiday.

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