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[单选题]The leaders of Detroit's struggling Big Three automakers are appearing before the Senate today, where prospects of ~25 billion in emergency loans to the industry appear to be stalling. Amid GOP cries of "corporate welfare", Senate Majority Leader Reid introduced a bill yester-day to let the automakers and component suppliers tap into some of the money Congress allotted in the ¥700 billion financial bailout. Reid, launching a lame-duck session, warned of a "potential meltdown" in the industry with devastating consequences. He said 355,000 people are employed by the industry and 4.5 million more work in related industries. An additional 1 million people, retirees and their relatives, are covered by retirement and medical plants within the industry, he said. The Big Three-General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler-have been whipsawed by the faltering economy and credit crunch. But the odds do not look good for Detroit. At the heart of the debate is whether automakers are deserving as a linchpin of the U.S. economy or not, in the words of one high-profile critic,Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, is an innovation-averse "dinosaur". Shelby, appearing on Sunday to meet the Press, said "Get rid of the management. Get rid of the boards-the people who brought them to where they are today. This is a dead end. It's a road to nowhere, and it's a big burden on the American taxpayer," Republicans attacked the measure on several fronts. Some questioned the rush to judgment,others warned that other industries would soon line up for help. And some charged that the firms brought on their troubles by agreeing to union contracts with wages and benefits costing an average of ¥73 an hour, compared with ¥28 an hour for the average private firm. GOP Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said the ¥T00 billion rescue was the No. I issued when he toured the state recently. "Candidily, the temperature of my constituents was boiling, 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and the thermometer was broken," he said. Some opponents prefer that the automakers pursue Chapter 11 reorganizations instead of hitting up Uncle Sam. Democrats argue that the ~25 billion is only 4 percent of the bigger bailout. Reid's spokesman, Jim Manley, said the bill has robust language on corporate oversight, taxpayer protections, and executive compensation limits. A compromise could be struck if Democrats bowed to GOP pressure and, instead of new loans,rewrote the rules for ~25 billion in loans granted to automakers to help them retool factories to buildfuel-efficientvehicles. "It'smindboggling",oneRepublicansaidof Democrats'intransigence. "If I were them, I' d want to get this off my plate before Obama becomes president." The automotive executives, Alan Mulatly, Ford's president and CEO, Robert Nardelli,Chrysler's chairman and CEO, and Rick Wagoner, GM's chairman and CEO, are to appear before the Senate Banking Committee. Shelby is the top Republican on the panel. The post-election lame-duck session is the last chance to sign off on the measure during this Congress. The bill probably can pass the House, but prospects are iffy in the Senate, where Democrats need 60 votes to block an expected filibuster. If nothing passes, it could be taken up in January by the next Congress, which will have a broader Democratic majority. The passage intends to tell us that ( ).
[单选题]In recent decades, there is a phenomenon which makes us give some attention, the so-called Southeast Asian "Tigers" have rivaled the western"lions" for stock cliches that make economic headlines. The myth of American economic hegemony over Asia in the imposing and patriarchal figure of Uncle Sam has provided frequent political grist( 有利 ) for Southeast Asian political leaders,particularlyMalaysia'sPrimeMinisterMahathir.Hehasattemptedtoforgean international reputation as a snarling tiger, but lately sounds more like a barnyard dog groaning at shadows. Without demeaning in any way the remarkable achievements of the newly developing economics of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, these nations at times appear to be their own worst enemies. This is often exemplified by Dr. Mahathir, who rails at Western evil whenever an international or domestic crisis provides an opportunity. To be more specific, the recent devaluation of the Philippine and Thai currencies, and the subsequent pressure on the Malaysian currency has inspired Dr. Mahathir to launch an all-out attack on the West as the source of the problem. He even alleges that the United States has deliberately destabilized Southeast Asian economics in revenge for these nations, supporting the brutal military rule in Mahathir, an action which the United States seems to want inspected rather than rewarded. But by resorting to such scapegoat(替罪羊), instead of accepting even a bit responsibility, the Prime Minister may undermine the future success of the region and Malaysia in particular. Upon further questioning, Dr. Mahathir narrowed his attack to one wealthy individual, the well-known philanthropist (慈善家), Mr. George Soros, whose opposition to Myanmar's admission to ASEAN(Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Mahathir found particularity, irritating. The logical mistakes that underlie such conspiracy theories do not help Malaysia address the serious issues of economic overheating that experts have been warning about for all these difficult periods,which include large deficits and low savings to debt ratios. In fact, the recent dramatic drop in Malaysia's stock market and currency has led Dr. Mahathir to reverse his initial approach to the crisis. He even announces measures that at least imply he is quite aware of excesses in his own administration's spending policies that have contributed to this crisis of confidence. In the end, this kind of reaction undermines the esteem that Dr. Mahathir's enlightened leadership has justly earned. The author of this essay seems to suggest that ( ).
[多选题]根据以下资料,回答66-70题。 表一2010年浙江各市常住人口变动情况2010年 2010年比2000年 常住 人口(万人) 其中:来自省外 人口(万人) 常住人口 增加数(万人) 常佳人口 增长(%】 来自省外人口 增长(%) 全省 5442.69 1182.40 765.71 16.40 220.5 杭州市 870.04 174.27 182.17 26.48 246.7 宁波市 760.57 198:34 164.23 27.54 224.1 温州市 912.21 272.45 156.45 20.70 166.8 嘉兴市 450.17 112.35 91.87 25.64 336.7 湖州市 289.35 45.40 26.79 10.20 213.2 绍兴市 491.22 90.65 60.80 14.13 299.9 金华市 536.16 122.42 78.97 17.27 215.7 衢州市 212.27 7.98 -0.62 -0.29 315.4 舟山市 112.13 21.39 11.98 11.96 368.7 台州市 596.88 122.13 81.51 15.82 174.0 丽水市 211.7 14.99 -4.51 -2.09 488.0 表二2010年浙江各市城镇人口比较城镇人口占总人口比重(%J 城镇人口(万人) 城镇人口占全省比重(%)2010年比2000年提高(百分点)2010年比2000年增加 比2000年增长(%)2010生比2000年提高(百分点) 全省 61.6 13.0 3355.02 1119.36 50.1 100杭州市 73.2 14.6 637.27 233.93 58.O 19.O 1.O 宁波市 68.3 12.6 519.52 187.15 56.3 15.5 0.6 温州市 66.0 14.5 602.20 213.07 54.8 17.9 0.5 嘉兴市 53.3 15.3。 240.07 103.99 76.4 7.2 1.1 湖州市 52.9 14.2 153.04 51.37 50.5 4.6 0.0 绍兴市 58.6 9.9 287.76 78.22 37.3 …8.6 -0.8 金华市 59.0 13.6 316.18 108.86 52.5 9.4 0.2 衢州市 44.1 14.6 93.68 30.71 48.8 2.8 0.0 舟山市 63.6 7.6 7l_3l 15.19 27.1 2.1 -0.4 台州市 55.5 4.O 331.53 65.95 24.8 9.9 -2.0 丽水市 48.4 15.3 102.47 30.93 43.2 3.1 —0.1 2000年,浙江省城镇人口最多市的城镇人口是最少市的( )。
[多选题]An increase in students applying to study, economics at university is being attributed to the global economic crisis awakening a public thirst for knowledge about how the financial system works. Applications for degree courses beginning this autumn were up by 15% this January, according to UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. A spokesman for the Royal Economic Society said applications to do economics at A-level were also up. Professor John Beath, the president of the society and a leading lecture at St Andrews University, said his first-year lectures which are open to students from all departments--were drawing crowds of 400, rather than the usual 250. "There are a large number of students who are not economics majors, who would like to learn something about it. One of the things I have done this year is to ~'elate my teaching to contemporary events in a way that one hasn't traditionally done. " He added. University applications rose 7% last year. But there were rises above average in several subjects. Nursing saw a 15%,jump, with people's renewed interest in caters in the pubic sector, which are seen as more secure in economic crisis. A recent study showed almost two thirds of parents believed schools should do more to teach pupils about financial matters, and almost half said their children had asked them what was going on, although a minority of parents felt they did not understand it themselves well enough to explain. Zack Hocking, the head of Child Trust Funds, said: "It's possible that one good thing to arise from the downturn will be a generation that's financially wiser and better equipped to manage their money through times of economic uncertainty." According to Hocking, the global economic crisis might make the youngsters__________.
[单选题]The leaders of Detroit's struggling Big Three automakers are appearing before the Senate today, where prospects of ~25 billion in emergency loans to the industry appear to be stalling. Amid GOP cries of "corporate welfare", Senate Majority Leader Reid introduced a bill yester-day to let the automakers and component suppliers tap into some of the money Congress allotted in the ¥700 billion financial bailout. Reid, launching a lame-duck session, warned of a "potential meltdown" in the industry with devastating consequences. He said 355,000 people are employed by the industry and 4.5 million more work in related industries. An additional 1 million people, retirees and their relatives, are covered by retirement and medical plants within the industry, he said. The Big Three-General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler-have been whipsawed by the faltering economy and credit crunch. But the odds do not look good for Detroit. At the heart of the debate is whether automakers are deserving as a linchpin of the U.S. economy or not, in the words of one high-profile critic,Republican Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, is an innovation-averse "dinosaur". Shelby, appearing on Sunday to meet the Press, said "Get rid of the management. Get rid of the boards-the people who brought them to where they are today. This is a dead end. It's a road to nowhere, and it's a big burden on the American taxpayer," Republicans attacked the measure on several fronts. Some questioned the rush to judgment,others warned that other industries would soon line up for help. And some charged that the firms brought on their troubles by agreeing to union contracts with wages and benefits costing an average of ¥73 an hour, compared with ¥28 an hour for the average private firm. GOP Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said the ¥T00 billion rescue was the No. I issued when he toured the state recently. "Candidily, the temperature of my constituents was boiling, 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and the thermometer was broken," he said. Some opponents prefer that the automakers pursue Chapter 11 reorganizations instead of hitting up Uncle Sam. Democrats argue that the ~25 billion is only 4 percent of the bigger bailout. Reid's spokesman, Jim Manley, said the bill has robust language on corporate oversight, taxpayer protections, and executive compensation limits. A compromise could be struck if Democrats bowed to GOP pressure and, instead of new loans,rewrote the rules for ~25 billion in loans granted to automakers to help them retool factories to buildfuel-efficientvehicles. "It'smindboggling",oneRepublicansaidof Democrats'intransigence. "If I were them, I' d want to get this off my plate before Obama becomes president." The automotive executives, Alan Mulatly, Ford's president and CEO, Robert Nardelli,Chrysler's chairman and CEO, and Rick Wagoner, GM's chairman and CEO, are to appear before the Senate Banking Committee. Shelby is the top Republican on the panel. The post-election lame-duck session is the last chance to sign off on the measure during this Congress. The bill probably can pass the House, but prospects are iffy in the Senate, where Democrats need 60 votes to block an expected filibuster. If nothing passes, it could be taken up in January by the next Congress, which will have a broader Democratic majority. Sen. Arlen Specter is quoted in Paragraph 8 to ( ).
[单选题]To: All Griffin Corporation Employees From: Sally Kleinman, Director, Employee Relations Re: Employee Fitness Center Sent: Thursday, November 1, 9:46 A.M. Dear Colleagues: As you know, Griffin Corporation recognizes the importance of having an excellent exercise facility on the premises. Over the past three years, we have worked hard to improve the employee fitness center: we have purchased new exercise equipment, renovated the locker rooms, and begun offering "Welcome Aboard! ", a safety training course. Two months ago, you responded enthusiastically to a survey about this fitness facility. Based on our recommendations, changes are planning for the fitness center. They will take effort on December 1. First of all, as requested, the fitness center will stay open three extra hours Monday through Thursday. Also, a new series of classes-most of them suggested by you-will begin. Finally,those of you who have been using the center will be pleased to hear that popular personal trainer Joseph Santiago will be promoted to manager of the fitness center. We encourage more employees to take advantage of all the fitness center has to offer. Membership will continue to be subsidized and will remain at $15 per month. In addition, and for a limited time only, we are now offering a special rate for new members, members who sign up before December 1 will only be charged $10 per month for the next six months. Please contact Joseph Santiago to sign up at this new reduced rate. Best Regards, Sally Kleinman GRIFFIN EMPLOYEE FITNESS CENTER:NEW SCHEDULE (as of December 1) Hours of Operation Group Classes Monday6:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.MondayWeight lifting12:00-1:00 P.M. Tuesday6:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. TuesdayAerobic workout 6:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday 6:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.Wednesday Kickboxing 12:00-1:00 P.M. Thursday 6:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. ThursdayStep aerobics6:00-7:00 P.M. Friday 6:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.Friday Yoga7:00-$:30 A.M. Saturday 6:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.SaturdayCross training9:00-1:30 A.M. SundayCLOSED ALL DAY Sunday CLOSED ALL DAY Reminders 1. Please do not use equipment for more than 30 minutes if other members are waiting to use it. 2. Members may bring one guest per visit. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a member at all times. 3. Registration is not required for classes, but class size is limited to 15 participants. Please arrive early to secure a place. Goals and bags should be left in the locker room so that all class participants have plenty of space. 4. New members are required to complete a"Welcome Aboard" class before using any equipment. 5. Members must carry their membership card at all times while in the center. What is the purpose of the e-mail?
[多选题]根据下列内容,回答191-195题。 African elephants have been slaughtered at alarming rate over the past decade, largely be-cause they are the primary source of the world's ivory. Their population has been dwindled from1.3 million in 1979 to just 625,000 today, and the rate of killing has been accelerating in recentyears because many of the older, bigger tusked animals have already been destroyed. "The poach-ers now must kill times as many elephants to get the same quantity of ivory." explained CurtisBohlen, Senior vice president of the World Wildlife Fund. Though its record on the environment has been spotty so far, the government last week tookthe lead in a major conservation issue by imposing a ban on ivory imports into the US. The movecame just four days after a consortium of conservation groups, including the World Wildlife Fundand Wildlife Conservation International, called for that kind of action, and it made the US the firstnation to forbid imports of both raw and finished ivory. The ban, says Bohlen, sends a very clearmessage to the ivory poachers that the game is over. In the past African nations have resisted an ivory ban, but increasingly they realized that thedecimation of the elephant herds poses a serious threat to their tourist business. Last month Tanza-nia and several other African countries called for an amendment to the 102 nation Convention onInternational Trade in Endangered Species that would make the ivory trade illegal worldwide. Theamendment is expected to be approved at an October meeting in Geneva and to go into effect nextJanuary. But between now and then, conservationists contend, poachers may go on a rampage,killing elephants wholesale, so nations should unilaterally forbid imports right away. The US gov-ernment brought that argument, and by week's end the twelve nation European Community hadfollowed with its own ban. Which of the following is the best title for the passage?___________
[多选题]根据下列内容,回答201-205题。 When we analyze the salt salinity(盐浓度) of ocean waters, we find that it varies only slightlyfrom place to place. Nevertheless, some of these small changes are important. There are three basicprocesses that cause a change in oceanic salinity. One of these is the subtraction of water from theocean by means of evaporation. In this manner, the salinity is increased, since the salt stays be-hind. If this is carried to the extreme, of course, white salt would be left behind; this, by the way, is how much of the table salt we use is actually obtained. The opposite of evaporation is precipitation, such as rain, by which water is added to theocean. Here the ocean is being diluted so that the salinity is decreased. This may occur in areas ofhigh rainfall or in coastal regions where rivers flow into the ocean. Thus salinity may be increasedby the subtraction of water by evaporation, or decreased by the addition of fresh water by precipi-tation. Normally, in hot regions where the sun is very strong, the ocean salinity is somewhat higherthan it is in other parts of the world where there is not as much evaporation. Similarly, in coastalregions where rivers dilute the sea, salinity is somewhat lower than in other oceanic areas. A third process by which salinity may be altered is associated with the formation and melting ofsea ice. When seawater is frozen, the dissolved materials are left behind. In thismanner, seawaterdirectly beneath freshly formed sea ice has a higher salinity than it did before the ice appeared. Of course, when this ice melts, it will tend to decrease the salinity of the surrounding water. In the Weddell Sea, the densest water in the ocean is formed as a result of this freezing pro-cess, which increases the salinity of cold water. This heavy water sinks and is found in the deeperportion of the oceans of the world. This passage mainly tells us about___________.
[单选题]February18th Ruth Walter 2921 Cypress Lane Smith field,UT 00375 Dear Ms.Walter, It has come to our attention that you have failed to remit payment for service provided during the two billing periods of 7/15—8/14 and 9/15—10/14 last year. Our records indicate that multiple bills for these periods have been sent to your address with out reply.At this point.we are regrettably required to take stronger measures.If by April 15 we have not received payment in full,including all late fees charged,we will be forced to terminate service to your residence. For further information about this action,or to verify the amount of your outstanding balance,please call our Customer Service Center at l—888—555—3802。or write to the following address: Accounts Payable Division Northern Utah Gas&Power 55755 State Highway 1 6 Logan,UT 00378 February 27th Accounts Payable Division Northern Utah Gas&Power 55755 State Highway l 6 Logan,UT 00378 Service representative, I recently received a notification of outstanding charges on my account.I am very confused and distressed by the situation outlined in your letter. First of all,I am certain that I paid for all services during the two billing period in question.The payments were on time and for the correct amount.I used your company’S automated telephone billing system and paid with my credit card.I am including transaction receipts from my credit card company that list these payments and the dates on which they were processed by your company. After I had paid then,I did receive multiple bills for the periods 7/15—8/14 and 9/15—10/14 as stated in your letter.I tried repeatedly to report this error to your company via the customer service email system,but I never received a response.I am also attaching copies of these emails for your review. These documents clearly show that I have made all payments in a timely fashion,and I hope they will help you resolve this situation.If you have any more questions for me,please contact me by phone(555-7690)or email(rwalt79@mzmail.com). Ruth Walter Why did Northern Utah Gas&Power write to Ms.Walter?