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Chinese t 上海千花ourism to US drops for 1st time in 15 years

Chinese travel to the U.S. is falling after more than a decade of rapid growth. And that has cities, malls and other tourist spots scrambling to reverse the trend.

Travel from China to the U.S. fell 5.7% in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. It was the first time since 2003 that Chinese travel to the U.S. slipped from the prior year.

Trade tensions with the U.S. as well as economic uncertainty in Ch,上海贵族宝贝论坛nzi,ina are among the reasons for the slowdown.

China commands some of the highest tourism traffic to the U.S. and any falloff w,爱上海sv,ill be felt by destinations that rely on Chinese spending power. Experts say the tourism industry must do more to keep up with Chinese travelers and their changing needs.

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Game of Thrones doc reveals cast reacti 上海龙凤论坛on to Daenerys’ fate

“Game of Thrones” se,上海千花nz,ries finale

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

A week after the series finale of HBO’s epic drama “Game of Thrones,” the network released its nearly two-hour documentary. “The Last Watch” centered around the making of the show’s eighth and final season. While many behind-the-scenes moments were shared, one scene stuck out to many fans: The cast’s final table read of the script.

The cast members were emailed the scripts a couple days earlier, but Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow, chose not to discover how his beloved character’s story ended before the table read. “I walked in saying, ‘Don’t tell me, I don’t want to know,'” Harington told Entertainment Weekly. “What’s the point of reading it to myself in my own head when I can listen to people do it and find out with my friends?”

Jon Snow knew nothing before the cast got together — and his reactions to one of the series’ most shocking deaths was captured on film.

After Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, levels King’s Landing with her last remaining dragon Drogon in the penultimate episode, her lover Jon Snow stabs her mid-embrace in the destroyed throne room in the finale. Some of his reaction was captured in the documentary’s trailer, released earlier this ,爱上海wmnl,month, but fans were able to see just what he was actually reacting to in the full piece.

Kit Harington reacts to characte,上海龙凤论坛nmh,r Daenerys Targaryen’s death in “Game of Thrones.” HBO

As co-executive producer Bryan Cogman dramatically set the scene for the deathduring the read, Harington began to look concerned. “Standing before the Iron Throne, Dany steps forward and kisses the man she loves,” Cogman said. “A perfect kiss. Their eyes closed, his hand behind her head, her hand on his cheek.”

Harington, staring at the script, looked shocked as he realized what was about to happen in the scene. “Dany’s eyes open suddenly as she draws a sharp breath,” Cogman continued. “Jon’s eyes open, as well, already filling with tears.”

Harington then put his hands on his head and as Cogman said Snow “lodged” the dagger in in Dany’s heart, the actor reeled back in his chair and appeared to get emotional. Not only does the documentary capture his reaction, but Clarke’s as well while she watched her colleague across the table. Clarke knowingly nodded and eventually made an awkward face and slinked down in her chair.

But, Harington wasn’t the only cast member to become emotional at the table read. When it was read that Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark successfully takes down the Night King, nearly every single person at the table cheered triumphantly. And, as the producer said, “end of ‘Game of Thrones'” at the conclusion of the script, many of the actors and production staff appeared to be crying as they clapped and hugged each other.

In addition to the table read, the documentary revealed other incredible moments for fans — including Emilia Clarke’s final scene for the show, the painstaking work behind the characters’s makeup and hair, and a look into the grueling night shoots many endured to produce the Battle of Winterfell.

British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay directed “Game of Thrones: The Last Watch,” and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss executive produced it.

How getting the finale wrong can taint an iconic show’s legacy
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There’s one thing Democrats need if they want to break the E 上海贵族宝贝论坛lectoral College

That’s essentially the idea behind the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, whereby states agree to pledge their electoral votes to whichever candidate wins the popular vote nationwide. In an alternate popular vote universe, you’d have had President Al Gore. Or President Hillary Clinton. Which is why Democrats, who are concentrated in cities and in coastal states, tend to really love the idea.

The compact can’t take effect until it’s joined by states representing 270 electoral votes, the magic number it takes to elect a president. It’s been gaining traction, though so far only sta,上海龙凤419lkf,tes that went for Clinton in 2016 have signed on.

Maine and Nevada are the latest states whose legislatures have voted to join. If their Democratic governors sign, that will mean 16 states plus Washington, DC, will have agreed to pledge their 199 electoral votes to the popular vote winner. That’s 71 electoral votes shy of the 270 they need for the compact to become active.

The proposal has passed one chamber in a handful more states, including Republican-controlled legislatures in Oklahoma and Arizona.

That’s a key point. The idea that the candidate who gets the most votes should win is not that crazy in a country that considers itself a democracy, but getting there will require states that voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 to sign on.

And that will mean convincing Republicans, who control almost two-thirds of state legislatures and a smaller majority of governorships, to give up the institutional advantage that has given them multiple recent presidents who got fewer votes than the also-rans.

What does the Constitution say?

The Constitution requires that electors pick the President, but it doesn’t say too much about how the electors are chosen.

Early in US history, many state legislators did the job, mostly cutting individual voters out of the process. The system of states bundling their electoral votes into winner-take-all packages evolved over time, but it has been the norm since the 1800s.

Some states still have their own rules. Maine and Nebraska award their electoral votes proportionally, which means that more than one candidate can emerge from an election with electoral votes. That’s how Trump got an electoral vote from Maine in 2016 and Barack Obama got one from otherwise red Nebraska in 2008.There’s nothing in the Constitution or federal law that requires electors to vote for the candidates chosen by the voters in their states. It’s an honor system. In 2016, seven so-called “faithless” electors went their own way, br,上海龙凤论坛adrw,eaking with their state results.

But changing the Constitution is a hard process that requires multiple steps and super-majority support.

That’s why the interstate compact seems to its supporters like an elegant and much simpler solution. The Electoral College would still meet and select the President under this system, so just as the state-based winner-take all system grew up in the 1800s, perhaps a pact to select the popular vote winner is just the next step in an evolutionary process.

But that’s also what lets opponents argue the opposite: that it’s a way for Democrats to undermine the system — in their own favor.

The problem with competing majorities

It is a fact of American politics that demographic trends favor Democrats, who run strong in cities and population centers, while the Electoral College tends to favor Republicans.

As the pollster Gary Langer said recently, growth in urban areas won’t necessarily help Democrats defeat Trump in 2020. It just means more disappointed people, clustered together.

“It’s clear regardless that the Democrats’ over-vote in urban areas leaves them more vulnerable outside the big cities than their aggregate support would suggest,” Langer wrote in a recent paper.Democrats have been frustrated by the Electoral College at least since 2000. The last few election cycles have seen the rise of countermeasures like the “Great Schlep” of 2008 — a political stunt to get blue-state transplants to evangelize their parents or grandparents in Florida and other swing states on behalf of Obama.

Several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have already called for the Electoral College to be abolished, notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

“My view is that every vote matters, and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting, and that means get rid of the Electoral College — and every vote counts,” she said at a CNN town hall earlier this year.

The interstate compact does not go as far as abolishing the Electoral College, but it would effectively neutralize its power.

Arguments against the compact

There is some notable opposition to the idea. Former Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage said this year that under the pact, “white people will not have anything to say.”

“What would happen if they do what they say they’re going to do, white people will not have anything to say,” LePage said on WVOM radio. “It’s only going to be the minorities that would elect. It would be California, Texas, Florida.”

That race-based opposition is ugly and unfortunate, and LePage’s Democratic successor is set to add Maine to the compact.

But Trump has said on Twitter that ending the Electoral College would change the way US elections are run.

“Campaigning for the Popular Vote is much easier & different than campaigning for the Electoral College. It’s like training for the 100 yard dash vs. a marathon. The brilliance of the Electoral College is that you must go to many States to win. With the Popular Vote, you go to….,” he tweeted in March, “….just the large States – the Cities would end up running the Country. Smaller States & the entire Midwest would end up losing all power – & we can’t let that happen. I used to like the idea of the Popular Vote, but now realize the Electoral College is far better for the U.S.A.”

It’s only natural for a popular-vote-losing President to have that view. Supporters of the compact argue that under the current system candidates focus only on a few winnable swing states, which has the effect of the presidential election really being fought only in a handful of places like Florida, the Rust Belt, North Carolina and Arizona.

But if the pact were enacted, you can imagine the Supreme Court would have to weigh in. It would be half the states joining together to change the political process for everyone. There is no prohibition on interstate compacts, but Congres,上海千花aysc,s might ultimately have to weigh in.

Others have pointed out that a nationwide recount in case of an extremely close election would be extremely difficult and expensive. The 2000 statewide recount in Florida was a national event. Imagine that on a national scale.

There have been extremely close elections. In 1880, James Garfield won the popular vote by fewer than 2,000 ballots. Richard Nixon lost to John Kennedy by about 112,000. Situations like this could test the compact, as could an election with multiple candidates where the person with the most popular votes was still far short of 50%. However, several US presidents, including Bill Clinton, were elected this way.

It is ultimately an academic conversation, however, unless and until Republicans agree to cede their current Electoral College advantage and buy into the idea of elevating the popular vote.

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Ohio DOT uses snow plows to remove debris aft 上海419论坛er tornado hits

The Ohio Department of Transportation is using snow plows to remove debris off an Ohio highway after a “large and dangerous” tornado hit t,上海龙凤论坛sead,he area late Sunday.

Transportation spokesman Matt Bruning said its crews are using several plows to scrape debris off to the side of southbound Interstate 75, trying to get the highway reopened as soon as possible. “We’ll do a more thorough cleaning after we get lanes opened,” he told the Associated Press via text early Monday. He said tow trucks eventually will have to deal with damaged vehicles along the roadway, too. He said other crews are also clearing debris northwest of Dayton in Mercer and Darke counties. Trying to clear the debris in the middle of the night is a difficult task, complicated by darkness and downed power lines, Brun,上海贵族宝贝论坛pzc,ing said.

The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday night that a “large and dangerous tornado” hit near Trotwood, Ohio, outside of Dayton.

In Montgomery County, which includes Dayton, Sheriff Rob Streck is asking people to stay off the roads in areas affected by the storm. His office said many roads in those areas are impassable because of damage.

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office said the Northridge High School gymnasium has been opened as an emergency shelter in Dayton.

The service tweeted that the situation was extremely dangerous and for residents in northern Montgomery County to take cover.

It later t,爱上海tbh,weeted that there were new tornado threats for the extreme northern part of the county and southern Miami County with another possible threat near the county line.

Another suspected tornado near Vandalia, Ohio, crossed the path of the first tornado, lifting debris in the air, the service said.

Trotwood is about 8 miles (12 kilometers) northwest of Dayton.

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Prosecutors want Florida massacre suspect’s medica Jonathanl records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking mental health and medical records of the former student charged with last year’s Florida school massacre.

Prosecutors will ask Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Tuesday to order a psychologist and an orthopedic clinic turn over Nikolas Cruz’s records.

Psychologist Daniel Mauer treated Cruz before the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead. Prosecutors say they should have access to his records because Cruz told deputies that voices told him to kill people. They want to see if Cruz ever,上海419论坛os, claimed that during sessions with Mauer.

The orthopedic clinic treated Cruz for a broken arm shortly before the shooting. Prosecutors want to see if any treatment he received could have affected his mental health.

The 20-year-old Cruz has pleaded not guilty.

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Ja Jonathanpanese man dies on flight after ingesting 246 bags of cocaine: report

The plastic bags found in an autopsy were approximately 2.5 centimeters long and 1 cm wide.

A Japanese man on a flight from Mexico City to Japan died Friday after he reportedly ingested 246 bags of cocaine and began having seizures shor,上海贵族宝贝论坛ciaf,tly after the flight departed.

The flight made an emergency landing in Mexico’s Sonora state and the ,上海419,上海千花lkx,论坛febu,unidentified 42-year-old man died from acerebral edema, the BBC reported. He reportedly started his journey in Colombia. He was declared dead at the General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia International Airport in Hermosillo.


The small bags were found in his stomach and intestines during an autopsy. The plastic bags were approximately 2.5 centimeters long and 1 cm wide.

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Sentencing set for 上海龙凤论坛Alabama man in $2M scam

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to federal charges in a $2 million scam that sucked in an Alabama town is ,上海贵族宝贝论坛sq,due in state court to face additional counts.

Records show Kyle Sandler has signed papers showing he plans to plead guilty Tuesday to a state theft charge involving more than $2,,上海千花htfn,500 that was taken from a bank.

A federal judge already has sentenced Sander to a more than five-year term, and the state case will resolve criminal charges against the man.

Sandler founded a business called The Round House in 2014 and lured in dozens of investors. Sandler portrayed himself as a wealthy fo,上海419论坛crh,rmer Google executive to snag investors in the town of Opelika (Oh-puh-LIE-kuh).

State prosecutors aren’t recommending additional time, but the final decision is up to a judge.

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Brodie Van Wagenen just faced h Jassiris harsh Mets truth

LOS ANGELES — Brodie Van Wagenen saw from a prime seat what a World Series team looks like Monday night at Dodger Stadium and what a superstar Cody Bellinger has become for the Dodgers.

Now he has a much better idea of the mountain his Mets have to climb.

Sure, the 6-1 homestand was a nice excursion for the Mets. It took some of the heat off Mickey Callaway, but the heat is right back on the front burner after the Dodgers beat the Mets, 9-5, to put the Mets back under .500 at 26-27.

The Mets made the final out of the eighth inning at third base when with the bases-loaded and one out, J.D.,爱上海etnr, ,上海419论坛sh,Davis flied to right to Bellinger. Carlos Gomez tried to go from second to third and was thrown out by Bellinger for the double play before Tomas Nido crossed the plate. The Mets also had two runners thrown out at home earlier in the game, Michael Conforto and Nido.

This was a complete victory for the Dodgers. Bellinger also launched his 19th home run of the season, one of three homers the Dodgers hit.

The Dodgers are rolling in the NL West as they upped their record to 36-18. They are a deep and dangerous club and they drove up Jacob deGrom’s pitch count so the Cy Young winner could only go five innings. Then the young arms in the Mets bullpen, Tyler Bashlor and Daniel Zamora were hammered.

Callaway said Bellinger’s throw was one of the greatest in the game.

“It was just an unbelievable throw, you are going to see that on the highlights for the next 30 years,’’ Callaway said. “They are going to be playing it over and over, it’s kind of like one of those throws Vlad [Guerrero] made 20 years ago. It was just an unbelievable throw. When you swing the bats like they do and you play great defense and [Clayton] Kershaw is on the mound, they are going to be tough to beat.’’

DeGrom left with a 3-2 lead before the Met’s young bullpen arms were crushed by the Dodger bats. The Dodgers scored six times in the sixth inning, getting two home runs, one by Chris Taylor off Bashlor and a three-run pinch-hit home run by Kiké Hernandez off Zamora.

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Bellinger, who always seems to inflict pain on the Mets, blasted a long home run off deGrom in the third inning, his 19th homer of the season. DeGrom has never beaten the Dodgers in the regular season in nine tries and Bellinger is one of the reasons why he struggles against the Dodgers.

Callaway even gave deGrom his personal catcher in Nido but deGrom had to use everything he had just to make it through five innings.

Bellinger, the son of former Yankee Clay Bellinger, was a fourth-round pick of the Dodgers in 2013. Eight picks earlier the Mets made their own legacy pick selecting L.J. Mazzilli, Lee’s son.

Of course, if the Dodgers knew Bellinger was going to be such a star, they would have picked him higher than the 123rd pick of that draft, but this is one example of how the talent gap has evolved between the two teams.

The Dodgers pounded out 17 hits in their eight innings.

This was only the first game of a four-game series, so the Mets could turn it around, but it will have to be done quickly and they will have to be at their best to beat LA. It is an incredible challenge.

Van Wagenen was here with some of his special consultants, including David Wright, and got a cle,上海龙凤论坛zhtw,ar picture of the talent gap between the two teams.

There is much work to do and whether Callaway holds onto his job or not, this is going to be quite the challenge.

Callaway knows the ax can fall at any second and there were enough Mets executives running around Dodger Stadium on Monday night but what they saw was the talent difference between the two teams.

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At least 5 million without power across Ohio after ‘large and dan Jonathangerous’ tornado, storms hit state

Debr,上海贵族宝贝论坛debc,is could be seen on the side of,爱上海uvt, I-75 north of downtown Dayton. (Ohio Dep,上海419论坛ov,t of Transportation)

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