Conductor Yu Long chose Chinese composer Chen Qigang’s violin concerto,
La Joie de la Sou
ffrance (The Joy of Suffering) to appear on his n ew album with the Shanghai Symphony Orc上海千花坊 hestra, Gateways. But Yu’s first encounter with Chen was not exactly harmonious.
ed to perform one of Chen’s compositional works during the Beijing Music Festival, an annual classical music festival held in the capital, which Yu fou
nded in 1998 and of which he was artistic direc
tor from 1998 to 2018. However, Chen said no. Instead, the co 上海千花坊女神会所mposer floated the idea of having a concert w
here the repertoires were all written by him. “Usually a concert featuring work written by one composer is held to commemorate them after death. It did not seem like a good i
dea to me back then,” recalls Yu. “Howe
ver, after listening to Chen’s work, I changed my mind. The concert was s上海千花坊 uccessful and I told Chen immediately after the concert how touched I was by his music.”
上海千花坊女神会所On the latest album, entitled
Gateways, the first recording of the Shanghai Sy mphony Orchestra signed it signed to Deutsche Grammophon label in June 2018, Yu, the co
nductor and artistic director of the 140-year-old orchestra, selected two of Chen’s works to feature the album: the v
La joie de la sufferance and Wu Xing (The Five Elements).上海千花坊女神会所 “When we discussed the programs for the orchestra’s first album with DG, we all agreed to tell Chinese stories through mu
上海千花坊sic. An important mission of the album is to bridge the gap between traditional Chinese culture and an in
ternational audience,” says Yu. “Chen’s work is frequently played worldwide and enjoyed by people from different c
ultures. He has a unique way of combining traditional Chinese philosophy with Western music. You can fee
l his incredible imagination in his music, therefore, it was among the first we chose.上海千花坊女神会所
Under the baton of Yu, the China Philharmonic performed Chen’
s music during the concert in 2002, including
Wu Xing (The Five Elements) and Iris De
上海千花坊女神会所voilee, as well as a world premiere of Chen’s Reflet d’un Temps Disparu for erhu (a bowed two-string instrument) and orchestra, which was adapted from the composer’s piece with the same title originally written for cello and orchestra.
Since then, Yu has led China’s symphony orchestras in performing Chen’s work worldwide.
ecent annual gathering of the World Health Assembly in Geneva expressed worry and optimi
sm in almost equal measure. Delegates at the asse
mbly－the decision-making body of the World He上海千花坊 上海千花坊女神会所alth Organization－likened the scope of the world’s health crisis to that of the threat p
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d markedly in recent decades: average global life expectancy has incr eased by more than five years, while childhood mortality has declined by more than 50 percent since 1990. Yet half the wo上海千花坊
ulation still lacks full access to basic health services, and health-related expenses drive roughly 100 m 上海千花坊女神会所illion people into poverty every year. The problem is particularly severe in low-and middle-income countries, where the fin
ancial burden of the four most frequent non-communicable diseases alone (cardiovascular disease, cancer, dia
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At the same time, the world is just beginning to recognize the potential of digitally enhanced data to improve health. With increased use of digital tech
上海千花坊nology, we can help people stay healthy, rather than waiting for them to get sick. We can make reactive healthcare s
ystems proactive and－thanks to artificial intelligence (AI)－even predictive.
Most cost-effective way to meet health-related SDGs上海千花坊女神会所 In our view, digital health is the most efficient, cost-effective way for the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Develo
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year created a Department of Digital Health and published its first set of guidelines on the subject.上海千花坊
With several major global strategy-setting meetings ahead, including the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Co
上海千花坊女神会所verage in New York in September, the world must act now to realize the promise of digital health. We see three dist
inct opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships: in prediction, prevention and healthcare delivery.
Understanding－and, where possible, predicting－the health profile of populations is integral to providing better上海千花坊女神会所
care. Digitalized data collection, including through the use of AI and machine learning, can help healthcare sys
tems to detect risk factors in advance and respond quickly to prevent disease. Real-time data can inform planning and re
source-allocation decisions, reduce costs, and improve the overall quality of care. Better
processes for ensuring data security and privacy are also essential to implement predictive systems at scale.
ceed 4 trillion yuan, making it the second largest in the world. The annual revenue of the food service
and hospitality market has grown at double dig
its, providing a big opportunity for Ecolab.上海千花坊 And the second is around water management. This is where Ecolab brings things like the total water management capability.
, we’re looking at the end use of water. And we’re leveraging out digital technologies like our 3D TRASARTM platfo rm, where we bring digitally connected devices into industrial cooling, boiler environ
ments, and can reduce w上海千花坊 ater usage by up to 30 percent. Besides, we’re also introducing international standards on water management into the Chi
na market, in a bid to upgrade the framewor
k and bring corporate water management to the next level,” said Wyant.上海千花坊品茶微信 Ecolab and its client Nestlé are frontrunners on this, from settin
上海千花坊g up a systematic water management approach for protecting the Taihu basin to achie
ving the AWS (Alliance for Water Stewardship) standard certification in 15 drinking water factories.
The last focused area, according to Wyant, is healthcare. The co
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“China is the best place to learn how to be agile, how to be fast, how to be market focused, so we think we bring global know-
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Apple Inc said it has supported more than 5 million jobs in China through its local companies,
research and development centers, local suppliers and third-party mobile application developers on its App Store.
The United States tech giant said that it derived about 20 percent of its global revenue from China in 2018, up $7 billion from a year ago.
It has set up nine companies in China, with 71 branches nationwide. It also had 51 retail stores acro
ss the country by the end of 2018, Apple added in its latest China corporate social responsibility report.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro com
puter in China, shifting production of its only major device assembled in the US to China
has long been a sore point for freight train operators and managers, because low utiliza
tion of the cargo capacity raises running costs and makes the service less appeali
ng to potential customers.上海千花坊女神会所 “The system collects and incorporates the operational information of all the freight trains involv
ed in the China Express Railway into one holisti
c platform,” Ma said.上海千花坊 The inland port cooperates with major rail service providers and customs in Kazakhstan, Russia and Germany, as well as major ticket-booking portals for ferries and railways across large parts of Europe.上海千花坊
“At present, no other trade hub in China is able to amass such a huge trove of data as we do with our system,” Ma said.
ording to the port area authorities, during a recent trial of the system freight trains r eturning from the West were carrying goods at an average 80 percent of their full capacity.上海千花坊女神会所
Between 2016 and the middle of this month, more than 2,400 trains had hauled goods acro
ss the port area, via about 20 routes of the Chin
a Express Railway, and made their way to 25 cities in 18 countries. 上海千花坊In addition to improving the efficiency and connectivity of the China Railway Ser
vice, the port area is also expected to provide a major boost for the regional economy.
One of the most popular commodities heading west from Xinjiang is a tomato-based sauce, accord上海千花坊女神会所
ing to Zheng Weiguo, vice-manager of Urumqi International Land Port Multimodal Transport Co.
“Last year, about 50,000 metric tons of the tomato-based sauce were exported to Russia alone,” he said. Behi上海千花坊女神会所
nd him, heavy trucks loaded with multicolored containers were revving up to transfer goods onto an approaching freight train.
It can take as long as 50 days for the sauce to reach its farthest destination, Naples in Italy, by sea, setting off from Tianjin Port in North China.
“The express train services have cut the journey time to about 12 days, allowing Chinese agricultu
ral goods to overtake their global competitors,” said Liu Shaohua, deputy director of the port area.
“We have already received positive feedback from wholesale buyers overseas, who have praised the rail service for its speed and low rate of da
mage (to goods). In the future, we plan to further boost confidence in products made in Xinjiang, and expand avenues fo
r overseas sales through the real-time monitoring system and the sophisticated freight rail network.”
on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, her best time is in the e
vening, after a long and tiring day at work — a
nd when she is alone. “I will cook my own dinner – I can eat whatever I want, and I will go to the gym, then get beer
s and wa
tch my favorite shows on Netflix,” said Gray, who has been single for about five years after brea king up with her college boyfriend. “Or I can choose to hang out with my friends.”
She said sh
e likes to be free to go with the flow and be respons ible only for herself, and not having to compromise.
“I just fe
el like I’m happier and more myself [when I’m alone] ,” Gray said, adding she’s also busy trying to advance her career, so she doesn’t want to spend extr
a time on taking care of a partner or children if she gets into a relationship or gets married.