五大宗教历史名城[ZH]

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从古至今,世界上有成千上万种宗教信仰。某些城市与其居民的宗教信仰有着密不可分的联系,充满着神圣的气息。这些城市以其宗教历史、礼拜场所和神圣空间闻名于世,其连结着教友,也吸引着世界各地的信徒和游客。

Image caption 泰国清迈双龙寺(Wat Pha Lat)(图片来源:Sacha Bloor/Getty)

泰国清迈

泰国第二大城市清迈曾是独立的兰那王国首都,这个王 国曾统治着泰国的北部。清迈有成百上千座佛寺,包括著名的契迪龙寺(Wat Chedi Luang)及其损毁的佛塔(或 chedi,顶部),在那里游客用绳子将一桶水提升到佛寺顶部再倒空,就可以得到佛陀的保佑。14 世纪时,素贴山(Doi Suthep mountain)顶上的双龙寺(Wat Phra That Doi Suthep)刚好就在城外,僧人们在此为信徒和好奇者祝福,而寺庙工作人员会劝告游客们向他们生日对应的佛像做适当敬献。但清迈并非一个与世隔绝之地: 它是一个生机勃勃的大都市,到处是本地人、学生、外国人和退休者,湄滨河沿岸的市场、大街和餐厅之中到处是他们的身影。 Continue reading

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Picked the wrong career? This five-year plan could help

By Kate Ashford|BBC

A significant career change can be overwhelming. This five-year plan could help.

Seven years ago, Donna Lubrano was a personal fitness trainer. Today, she teaches business courses for Northeastern University in Massachusetts in the US — but moving to a completely different career certainly wasn’t easy. Continue reading

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Making a Diamond Purchase

By Alina Dizik|BBC

What you need to know
Get certified: Certificates from the Gemological Institute of America, American Gem Society and European Gemological Laboratory ensure quality and verify cut, clarity, colour and carat weight.

Check the return policy: Not all fine jewellers accept returns because of the potential for diamonds to be replaced with stones of lesser value.

Investment quality: White diamonds graded D through F, with D being best, and larger coloured diamonds can be a safe investment alternative.

Find insurance: Many home or renters’ insurance policies sell extensions to cover diamond jewellery. Some companies such as Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co specialise in jewellery insurance. Continue reading

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Can you job-hop without making enemies?

By Elizabeth Garone |BBC

A plum position opens up in a different department in your company. You think you’d be the perfect fit and would jump at the opportunity but what will your current manager think? And what if you don’t get it? What message will you be sending?

Six experts weigh in below on the pros and cons of applying for a new position in-house.

With job-hopping the new norm among millennials, many employers should be happy that their workers are applying in-house rather than elsewhere.  Continue reading

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定格历史的摄影作品[ZH]

生命如何绽放

1965年,名为“生命如何绽放(How Life Begins)”的摄影作品,是使用内窥镜拍摄的首幅照片。 Continue reading

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Hong Kong lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan

Pro-democracy protesters

Legislators in Hong Kong have rejected a controversial Beijing-backed election reform package that sparked mass protests last year.

The reforms would have given Hong Kong voters the right to choose their leader for the first time in 2017.  Continue reading

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Best Free CMS

By by chris.p |techsupportalert.com

Introduction
A website CMS (content management system or systems) is a server program that creates a website without any pages pre-existing on the server. It interacts with a database, and builds the pages on-the-fly when requested by a browser, using text and publishing instructions from the database. Images or other content are added into the resulting pages from the usual folders on the server, and the page layout is based on a template. As there are no pages on the server, there is normally a cache (a ‘memory pool’), so that if a page has been requested recently it can be delivered directly from memory and does not need to be built again. Pages are normally built in a fraction of a second in any case.

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How to build and host a website for free II

By chris.p | techsupportalert.com

Part 2 – Building a small site the easy way

First steps
Let’s start with the assumption that you’re going to build a simple site with a few pages for your family, or a local group that has a fairly simple agenda. In this case we can use the normal web page type of site, and there’ll be maybe 10 pages or less. This will be what is called an HTML site / a flat site / a hard-coded site / a hand-coded site.

As we saw in Part 1, you will need to do these things:

– buy a domain name
– choose a web page editor
– build the site
– choose a host
– upload the pages to the server   Continue reading

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How to build and host a website for free I

By chris.p | techsupportalert.com

– a multi-part series on creating your first website –

Part 1 – Your Website … The Big Decisions

Decisions to make
Creating a site
Flat and dynamic sites
Domain names
Websites
Lots of people need to have a website now, but apart from “What will it cost?”, there are two major hurdles to get over first:

– what’s it all about and how do I do it?
– where do I find all the kit I need?

OK, well, we’ll try and distill a ton of knowledge into a very short space here. It can’t be that short, though, ’cause it took about 10 years to learn it!
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911成就的百万富翁[ZHCN]

BBC萨那·萨菲|BBC

“911百万富翁”,人们经常这样描述阿富汗企业家法西姆·哈什米(Fahim Hashimy)。哈什米靠战争年代向美国人供货发家致富,他谦逊地形容,自己的家产“规模不大”。

国际社会介入阿富汗之前,在喀布尔出生、长大的哈什米是一名年轻的英语老师,拥有一辆自行车。

美国军靴踏上阿富汗国土,20出头的阿什米成为第一批雇员—美军基地的翻译。

现在,35岁的哈什米统领商业帝国“哈什米集团”,每年营业额超过2亿美元,旗下包括阿富汗最大的电视台1TV、运输、建筑公司等。他还在2013年创建廉价航空公司“东方地平线”。 Continue reading

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