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decorated a unique cement pipe room in 45 days, and made short videos to record the whole process and put them online, attracting many followers.
The man surnamed Long, 28, used to serve in the army and now runs a home “agritainmen
t” inn in Shaoshan, Central China’s Hunan province, the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald reported Wednesday.
Long said he has been a fan of Japanese animation and manga since childhood — especially
Doraemon, in which a pile of cement pipes is a place for Nobita Nobi to play with his friends and a shelter from bullies.
Inspired by the scene, Long has always dreamed of actually living in a concrete tube.
In January, Long started his ambitious construction plan. He used planks to form the tube frame fast
ened by steel bars, and filled it with cement. After the tube was done, he set out on interior design and decoration.
because it really has to be done … he’s a bad, bad guy, that’s been proven now with all of the emails,” Trump said.
“I said to the first lady, I said, ‘but you kno
w the good news, the good news is that this is going to be so bipartisan,
everyone’s going to love it’ — so we fired Comey.”
”I fire a bad cop, I fire a dirty cop, and all of a sudden, the Democrats say,
‘how dare he fire him, how dare he do this,'” Trump added.
Trump told NBC in May 2017 that he was thinking of “this Russia thing” when
he decided to fire Comey, adding that he was ir
ked by the investigation, which he saw as motivated by Democratic anger over his 2016 win.
Here were some other key elements of Trump’s speech:
Trump said the US had learned a lot since the sudden conclusion of his
summit with Kim Jong Un and repeated hi
s previous explanation for not reaching a deal — “I had to walk, because every once
in a while, you have to walk.”
He added that North Korea had said it was “willing to do much less on the sanctio
n front. But you see, that’s not what
happened there. So, already I think we’re negotiating.”
Military tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir have erupted in recent
weeks, with India and Pakistan painting different versions of events.
One thing we do know for certain is that an Indian pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan, was captured by Pakistan aft
er his plane was shot down in a dogfight earlier this week between Pakistani and Indian warplanes over the ceasefire line in Kashmir.
He was due to be handed back to India on Friday afternoon, at a famous border post in the village of Wagah.
While Indian-controlled Kashmir and Pakistani-controlled Kashmir are separate
d by a 435-mile de facto border known as the Line of Control (LoC), Wagah village sits on the international fron
tier to the south between the Pakistani city of Lahore and the Indian city of Amritsar.
Wagah straddles the border — with the eastern half in India and the western half in Paki
stan — and sits on the Grand Trunk Road, one of the main overland routes between the two nations.
Pakistani rangers (L) and Indian security forces (R) perform the daily Beating Retreat ceremony at Wagah in August 2017.
The border post has taken on a symbolic role in the decades-long conflict over Kashmir, despite be
ing outside the disputed region, thanks to a daily military parade known as the Beating Retreat ceremony.
Every evening there for 60 years, Pakistan’s Rangers and India’s Border Securit
y Force have taken part in a lowering-of-the-flags ceremony before sunset, typically around 4 p.m. local time.
Preparation work for China’s ground-breaking science and technology innovation boa
rd is in full swing, with more supporting measures in the pipeline and detailed rules to be an
nounced soon, said China’s securities watchdog and the Shanghai bourse on Wednesday.
“On the whole, related work for the new board has gone rather smoothly. And we will continue to make solid and me
ticulous preparations to launch this major reform in an effective way,” said Yi Huiman, the newly appointed chairman of
the China Securities Regulatory Commission, when convening his first-ever press conference on Wednesday.
Detailed rules of the new board will be available soon to take effect, after necessary mod
ifications in line with public opinions solicited, based on the draft version, said Huang Hongyuan, ge
neral manager of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the bourse that will launch the board.
“We will receive listing applications after the regulations are available,” H
uang said. How soon the first company will go public on the new board depends on variou
s factors, including preparation progress of the companies and their investment banks, Huang added.
”Green Book” won best picture at the Oscars, marking the final twist on a night of historic firsts, filled with suspense until the final prize.
Despite controversies surrounding the film, and many outspoken critics, the per
iod drama about race relations in the 1960s felt like a more conventional best-picture choi
ce than its two top rivals, both of which had to overcome key hurdles: “Black Panther” represented the fi
rst superhero movie to earn such recognition, while “Roma” not only would have been the first foreign-lan
guage winner, but was likely hobbled by those who still see its distributor, Netflix, as an upstart in the movie world.
The Oscars compensated for a host-free ceremony with a nigh
t of breakthroughs, moving briskly through the categories in a concerted effort to sh
orten the run time, amid a night marked by greater inclusiveness and that spread the wealth among the nominees.
Award voters extended honors to a number of blockbusters, including “Black Panther,” which
earned several technical awards; and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biography of Queen and the band’s fron
tman, Freddie Mercury, earned four Oscars — the most of any film — including Rami Malek’s first for the central role.