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Macao casino revenues fall 摘要:自2002年赌业开放竞争以来,这个全球最大市场的年度收入可能首次下滑。The world's largest gambling market is on track for its first year-on-year decline since it was opened to foreign competition in 2002.Macao, the Chinese special administrative region near Hong Kong, has reported a 12.4 per cent decline in first-half casino revenues to 51.4bn patacas (.4bn).If the trend continues, driven by a 20 per cent fall in visitor arrivals, this year will be the first to see a contraction since the monopoly of Stanley Ho, the veteran gambling tycoon, was broken up seven years ago.Macao's liberalisation attracted multi-billion dollar investments by some of the world's largest gaming companies, including Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and MGM Mirage. Las Vegas Sands, which has struggled to meet its debt payments and suspended a Macao expansion project late last year, operates the world's two largest casinos in the tiny territory.Controlled by Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands is considering a spin-off of its Macao assets on the Hong Kong stock exchange.Macao, with a population of 550,000, is dependent on visitors from mainland China.The Chinese government, however, has been restricting visa access since the middle of 2008.An investment bank gaming analyst said: “The key factor is what happens in July. In the second half we're looking for a bit of a rebound.”Exacerbating the pressure on Macao casinos, the June opening of City of Dreams – a joint venture resort by Mr Ho's son, Lawrence, and James Packer of Australia – contributed to a 14 per cent increase in first-half capacity. /200907/78422

World War I (abbreviated as WW-I, WWI, or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, the World War (prior to the outbreak of the Second World War), and the War to End All Wars, was a global military conflict which involved most of the world's great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies of World War I centred around the Triple Entente and the Central Powers, centred around the Triple Alliance. More than 70 million military personnel were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. More than 15 million people were killed, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in history. During the conflict, the industrial and scientific capabilities of the main combatants were entirely devoted to the war effort.第一次世界大战是一次全球性的军事冲突,涉及大部分的世界大国,分为两个对立的联盟:同盟国和协约国。超超过7000万人参与了历史上这次规模最大的战争。超过15万人死亡,这也使一战成为历史上最致命的战争之一。在战争期间,主要战争参与过的工业和科学能力,完全应用于战争。 /200911/89054

On a hot summer day an elderly gentleman faints in the street. A small crowd immediately gathers around him.在一个炎热的夏天,一位上了年纪的男子昏倒在街头。一群人立刻围了上去。;Give the poor man a glass of brandy,; advises a woman. ;Give him a heart massage, ; says someone else.“给这个可怜的人一杯白兰地吧。” 一位女士建议。“给他一点治心脏病的药。” 另外一个人说。;No, just give him some brandy,; insists the woman. ;Call an ambulance,; yells another person.“不,还是给他一些白兰地,”那位女士坚持说。“还是叫一辆救护车吧。” 有人叫道。;A brandy!; The man suddenly sits up and exclaims. ;Shut up, everybody, and do as the kind lady says!;“一杯白兰地。” 这时地上的那个人坐了起来,嚷着,“都闭嘴,就照那位好心的太太说得去做!” /201508/392851


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