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For Ashley Gray, a 26-year-old web developer living

 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, her best time is in the e

vening, after a long and tiring day at work — and 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 watch 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 she likes to be free to go with the flow and be respons

ible only for herself, and not having to compromise.

“I just feel 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.

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Under the Common Market 2.0 proposal, the UK would lea

 leave the EU, but retain the free flow of goods and make contributions to the EU budget.

Meanwhile, MPs also voted 191 to 292 to turn down the idea to give lawmakers power to stop a no-deal Brexit.

They voted 280 to 292 to oppose the proposal that confirmative public vote will be conducted on Brexit.

MPs also voted 273 to 276 to reject the proposal to negotiate permanent customs union with the EU.

None of the Monday votes on the proposals are legally

binding, meaning it will be up to the British government if they act on the results.

Conservative MPs have been given a free vote, but cabinet ministers

will be told to abstain. The opposition Labour Party ordered its MPs to vote for the customs union.

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Information contained on flight recorders for the Indones

sia and Ethiopian planes has not been released, but analysts say the pilots may not have known h

ow to turn off the anti-stall device after it pointed the nose of the plane down, and that may have been a factor in the crashes.

On Wednesday, Mike Sinnett, Boeing’s vice-president, said he doesn’t see the need to overhaul its development of aircraft. He c

alled the new Max software “more robust” but also said the upgrade does not mean the original design was inadequate.

The upgraded MCAS will be activated by input from two sensors rather than one.

The system’s power will be limited so that the pilot can pull back on

the control column to override the system if the plane’s nose is pointed down.

Sinnett said a new training system for pilots on upgrades to the MCAS has been “provisionally approved”.

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The girl borrowed 3000 yuan rose to 3000 Because

  After liu yuanyuan watched his daughter in his letter, who lives in dingxi

city, gansu province, li zhihong can no longer sit still.He pulled on the daughter, report to public security bureau.

  In the past more than a year, liu yuanyuan because, in a 3000 yuan during the period of university “loan”, li was utte

rly disrupt a peaceful life.They had received threats from unfamiliar phone number information, and also received her

daughter’s explicit pictures, even the door had been spilt on paint, write the words “in debt is not also, god forbid”.

  Neighbors surrounded, each other about what happened, honest lifetime of li zhi

hong even couldn’t lift.He mortgaged his house, borrowed from relatives and friends a circle of money agai

n, then restructure the $580000 loan for my daughter, but the rest of the 110000, he didn’t together anymore.

  At this point, the loan penalty due to breach of contract, fine for delaying paym

ent of growing.Repent, liu yuanyuan came up with.

  Bedding bag lives of college students

  Born in 1997, liu yuanyuan, studying in a university in shandong.Damaged in an a

ccident a roommate’s mobile phone, for fear of parents blame, liu yuanyuan decided to deal with it.

  Through mobile advertising push, liu yuanyuan to find a platform called “the company” online loans, salesman XXL is the

initiative with her micro letter.Soon, the first amount to 3000 yuan in loans down smoothly.

  After a month, in addition to the monthly cost of living there is no other so

urce of income of liu yuanyuan began to default, “a company” part of the collection will be the debt “transfer” for an

other loan company.In “routine is borrowed” the professional terminology, this operation is called “flat”.

  In fact, the links between the two companies, sometimes even the same boss, “like the right pocket money to the left pocket.”

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Mobile payment month per capita consumptio

Report from our correspondent (reporter China unionpay Sun Jiru) yesterday released the 2018 mobile p

ayment security analysis report.According to statistics, the current scale of China’s mobile payment users h

as reached 570 million, in the third quarter of last year, deal with the mobile payment business banking number, year-o

n-year growth as high as 7 into many, mobile payment has become a food and beverage, convenience stores, shopping, tr

ansportation, medical, take-away daily consumption, such as one of the most commonly used means of payment.

People surveyed last year, according to the survey, the use of mobile payment consumed an average of 2600 yuan a m

onth.Among them, the business people on the maximum amount of consumption, more than 3000 yuan;A ful

l-time housewife, IT professionals monthly consumption are more than 2800 yuan;Student groups consumption am

ount is 1952 yuan a month, but they each 5 yuan, have is 2 yuan spent by way of mobile payment.

Survey also showed that physical retail stores, online shopping, public tra

nsportation, delivery, buy train ticket, is the use of mobile payment most five sc

enarios.From the point of geography, Shanghai, zhejiang, jiangsu, zhejiang of mobile payment use most.On the mode of pa

yment, qr code dominant mobile payment mainstream position, accounting for more than eighty percent.

Mobile payment is convenient to use, but the risks it faces are also more than the tr

aditional method of payment.Fingerprint biometric approaches such as payment spread

quickly, in men under the age of 35, biometric authentication way has become a top utilization rate.China unionpay risk c

ontrol department senior director wang yu said that the application of biological recognition technology, not only si

mplifies the user some interactive link, at the same time also on security authentication technology improved, let the

person that hold card among mobile consumption, more convenient, faster, and more safety.

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Iron Emmett’s lads were well at it in the yard, blunted

Iron Emmett’s lads were well at it in the yard, blunted swords slamming into shields and ringing against one another.

Jon stopped to watch a moment as Horse pressed Hop-Robin back toward the well. Horse had the makings of a

good fighter, he decided. He was strong and getting stronger, and his instincts were sound. Hop-Robin was another tale. His clubfoot was bad enough, but he was

afraid of getting hit as well. Perhaps we can make a steward of him. The fight ended abruptly, with Hop-Robin on the ground.

“Well fought,” Jon said to Horse, “but you drop your shield too low when pressing an attack. You will want to correct that, or it is like to get you killed.”

“Yes, m’lord. I’ll keep it higher next time.” Horse pulled Hop-Robin to his feet, and the smaller boy made a clumsy bow.

A few of Stannis’s knights were sparring on the far side of the yard. King’s men in one corner and queen’s men in another,

Jon did not fail to note, but only a few. It’s too cold for most of them. As he strode past them, a booming voice called after him. “BOY! YOU THERE! BOY!”

Just beyond the ticket booth Father had had painted on awall in bright red letters the question:

DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOSTDANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO?
An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There were so manyeager, curious hands

that pulled at the curtain that we had toreplace it regularly. Behind it was a mirror.

But I learned at my expense that Father believed there wasanother animal even more dangerous than us, and one thatwas extremely common, too,

found on every continent, in everyhabitat: the redoubtable species Animalus anthropomorphicus,the animal as seen through human eyes. We’ve all met

one,perhaps even owned one. It is an animal that is “cute”,”friendly”, “loving”, “devoted”, “merry”, “under-standing”.

 

Theseanimals lie in

ambush in every

toy store and

children’s zoo.

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Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination,

Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination, but Varamyr had often slipped inside her skin as she was being mounted by One Eye. He did not want to spend his

new life as a bitch, though, not unless he

had no other choice. Stalker might suit him better, the younger male … though One Eye was larger and fiercer, and it was One Eye who took Sly whenever she went into heat.

“They say you forget,” Haggon had told him, a few weeks before his own death. “When the man’s flesh dies, his spirit lives on inside the beast, but every day his

memory fades, and the beast becomes a little less a warg, a little more a wolf, until nothing of the man is left and only the beast remains.”

“Wonder what happened to her face,” was57 her mental question, but the answer was doubtless any one of a dozen possibilities and she didn’t waste time in surmises.

Mrs. Pollzoff took up the speaking tube and Roberta attached the end so she could hear what was to be said.

“You have an exceptionally fine plane,” Mrs. Pollzoff remarked.

“I think so,” Roberta answered with a smile.

“Care to sell it?” The girl was so astonished that she gasped.

“No, indeed, I do not,” she answered emphatically.

Not Sly. Haggon would have called it abomination, but Varamyr had often slipped inside her skin as she was being mounted by One Eye. He did not want to spend his

new life as a bitch, though, not unless he had no other choice. Stalker might suit him better, the younger male … though One Eye was larger and fiercer, and it was One Eye who took Sly whenever she went into heat.

“They say you forget,” Haggon had told him, a few weeks before his own death. “When the man’s flesh dies, his spirit lives on inside the beast, but every day his memory fades, and the beast becomes a little less a warg, a little more a wolf, until

nothing of the

man is left

and only the

beast remains.”

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Far away, a wolf gave howl.A shiver went through

Far away, a wolf gave howl.

A shiver went through Varamyr. He knew that howl as well as Lump had once known his mother’s voice. One Eye. He was the oldest of his three, the biggest, the

fiercest. Stalker was leaner, quicker, younger, Sly more cunning, but both went in fear of One Eye. The old wolf was fearless, relentless, savage.

Varamyr had lost control of his other beasts in the agony of the eagle’s death. His shadowcat had raced into the woods, whilst his snow bear turned her claws on those

around her, ripping apart four men before falling to a spear. She would have slain Varamyr had he come within her reach. The bear hated him, had raged each time he wore her skin or climbed upon her back.

His wolves, though …

“That’s what we want,” Mrs. Langwell told him, then turned to her daughter. “That is our telephone, dear.”

“I’ll go and answer it,” Roberta replied, and ran to the house as fast as she could. The bell was still ringing so she knew that the party had not been discouraged over the

delay and given up getting in touch with the family. “Hello,” she spoke into the phone.

“I wish to speak with Miss Langwell,” came the reply, and although the voice sounded familiar, Roberta could not recognize it immediately.

“That’s what we want,” Mrs. Langwell told him, then turned to her daughter. “That is our telephone, dear.”

“I’ll go and answer it,” Roberta replied, and ran to the house as fast as she could. The bell was still ringing so she knew that the party had not been discouraged over the

delay and given up getting in touch with the family. “Hello,” she spoke into the phone.

“I wish to speak with Miss Langwell,” came the reply, and although the voice sounded familiar,

 

Roberta

could not

recognize it

immediately.

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Her chin was pointed and her nose flat, and she

Her chin was pointed and her nose flat, and she had a mole on one cheek with four dark hairs growing from it. An ugly face, and hard, yet he would have given much to

glimpse it in the door of the hut. I should have taken her before she left. How long had she been gone? Two days? Three? Varamyr was uncertain. It was dark inside the

hut, and he had been drifting in and out of sleep, never quite sure if it was day or night outside. “Wait,” she’d said. “I will be back with food.” So like a fool he’d waited,

dreaming of Haggon and Bump and all the wrongs he had done in his long life, but days and nights had passed and Thistle had not returned. She won’t be coming back.

Varamyr wondered if he had given himself away. Could she tell what he was thinking just from looking at him, or had he muttered in his fever dream?

“Say it with flowers,” the lad chuckled. “Come along. As long as I live I may never get another chance to have a sheriff in the saddle behind me. How I wish a cop would try to stop me on this trip.”

The pair went off amid the reports of the motorcycle, and then the neighbors, assured that the Langwells were unhurt and in no further danger, departed. Before

she went to bed Roberta took another look at the old barn-hangar where Nike and the Falcon were still resting securely. With a sigh of relief she glanced toward the

sky, which was mighty dark, but she caught the faint outline

“Good morning, dear, I thought I heard you moving about.”

“Morning, Mummy. What are they doing out there?”

of the moon

shining

through as if s

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Varamyr might have been amongst them if only

Varamyr might have been amongst them if only he’d been stronger. The sea was grey and cold and far away, though, and he knew that he would never live to see it. He

 

 

was nine times dead and dying, and this would be his true death. A squirrel-skin cloak, he remembered, he knifed me for a squirrel-skin cloak.

“Don’t go out,” Mrs. Langwell urged as her husband began to don his trousers hastily under his robe.

“It’s quite safe,” he assured her. Before he was ready there came a pounding at the door—alarmed voices shouted, “You people all right, Langwell?”

“That’s Mr. Howard. He’s the sheriff of the county and must have been in the neighborhood.”

“I’ll be right down,” Mrs. Langwell called. Presently the officer of the law was standing in the hall, while she explained what had happened.

“Glad nobody’s hurt, least-wise, none of you folks. I’ll go out and have a look44 around.” There was a business-like gun in his hand and his chin was set firmly.

“I’m coming with you,” Mr. Langwell called from the top of the stairs as he hurried to join the sheriff.

“I’m coming too, Dad.”

“Stay with your mother, please,” he answered, so Roberta obeyed.

“There isn’t a thing you can do out there, Honey,” Mrs. Langwell assured her. “And you might get in the way.”

So the girl had to be content to remain inside, while sounds of people running, sharp questions, brief answers, and the noise of automobiles stopping while the occupants

demanded to know what was the difficulty came to them from outside. Half an hour later Mr. Langwell came back with the sheriff and their nearest neighbor, and

although they were greatly excited, they had discovered nothing more than some footprints of the robbers, and the place where a large car had been parked by the

side of the road, obviously waiting to assist

the thieve

in their

from the scene

of their mischief.

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