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那么,该如何走出迈向平等的第一步呢?报告给出的宏观方案包括五个方面:国家层面的法律与政策制定;社会层面的性别规范;家庭层面的支持;夫妻之间的磨合以及男性自身的投入。那男性该如何投入呢?就是这么简单——每天投入50分钟。减少一顿晚饭的应酬,少睡一会懒觉,戒掉一盘游戏,而用于参与家务劳作。男性每天增加50分钟,女性相应就能减少50分钟,两性的无薪家务劳作时间便达到了各占50%的比例。
numbers  parenting  female  home  china 
yesterday by aries1988
日本还会再次发动战争吗? 日经中文网

日本不可能侵略中国的原因之一还有就是无法获得现在日本国民的支持。在1930年代日本存在侵略中国的背景。当时陷入经济大萧条的美国限制日本的产品进口,依赖对美出口的日本经济跌落深渊。日本缺乏石油等资源,经济陷入绝境。当时的日本处于人口爆炸式增加的时期,国内充满失业者。在当时的日本国民之中,对于通过战争和侵略解决困难局面显示出理解的人也不在少数。因此趁着经济和社会的混乱,主张对外扩张的军人从文官政治家手中夺取了政权。

但是,现代的日本则完全相反。人口正在减少,经济也保持良好,几乎接近充分就业状态。失业率降至2%,正受到劳动力短缺的困扰。经常项目收支维持顺差,政府和民间均拥有丰富的外汇,必要的资源和农作物可以从外国购买。通过武力夺取他国资源和土地的理由完全不存在。在现代日本,贫富差距扩大和少子老龄化等社会问题虽大量存在,但并不存在像1930年代那样军人不断暗杀政治家的严重社会矛盾和对立。即使有极端的民族主义者煽动侵略中国,大部分的日本国民也不会配合。
opinion  china  japan  war  numbers  military 
17 days ago by aries1988
中国人为什么爱吃猪肉
中国是世界第一的猪肉消费大国,尽管近些年随着生活富裕、口味多元,全国猪肉消费总量已从2014年最高峰时的5719万吨下降到去年的5489万吨,但仍然 稳占全球一半份额 [1] ――也就是说, 中国人口虽然只是世界五分之一,但每两斤猪肉里就有一斤是被中国人吃掉的。…
numbers  chinese  porc  explained  food  taboo  environment  china  region  population 
17 days ago by aries1988
China’s Ambitious Plan to Build the World’s Biggest Supergrid

But even as China celebrates the completion of more than 30,000 km of UHV lines, power engineers are struggling to master the resulting hybrid AC-DC transmission system. They must ensure that the new long-haul DC lines don’t destabilize China’s regional AC grids. For example, if the 8-gigawatt DC line from Gansu were to unexpectedly go off line, the power shock could cause widespread blackouts in Hunan and beyond.

To minimize the threat, the State Grid Corp. of China, a state-owned company that runs most of China’s transmission and distribution grids, intentionally limits the line’s throughput to no more than 4.5 GW. In practice, the line has carried less than one-quarter of its design capacity on average. That’s one reason why over one-third of Gansu province’s theoretical wind output and one-fifth of its solar potential went unused in 2017. Other UHV lines in neighboring regions have similarly operated below capacity. And eastern provinces don’t have sufficient incentive to import the cleaner power that the UHV lines offer.

State Grid’s long-term goal to interconnect its regional grids should also reduce curtailment, experts say. Zhang Ning, an authority on renewables integration at Tsinghua University, points out that the Southwest grid’s hydropower can balance the fluctuations in the Northwest’s wind and solar output. If we interconnect the West, curtailment of wind power there can be reduced from more than 20 percent to 5 percent, he estimates, and both regions’ use of coal can also be cut.
numbers  china  today  energy  eolien  technology  engineering  corporation 
february 2019 by aries1988
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RT : Transports, médiathèque, piscine… voici quelques exemples de ce que coûtent vraiment les…
nantes  2019  numbers  budget  city 
february 2019 by aries1988
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中国公安部が戸籍データに基づき集計した全国「姓」ランキング。1000万人を超える姓は23あり、トップ2の王・李姓は共に1億超。

【中国姓ランキング上位5姓】
①王:1億150万人
②李:1億90万人
③張:9540万人
④劉:7…
list  name  chinese  numbers  moi 
january 2019 by aries1988
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We know China is ageing rapidly, but this from our emerging cities report shows how pace differs significantly betw…
region  aging  numbers  comparison  city  future  china 
january 2019 by aries1988
审查面纱下的大国形象:2018年被微信删掉的十条新闻|深度|端传媒Initium Media
香港大学新闻及传媒研究中心的WeChatscope团队,2018年透过电脑系统每天追踪超过4000个、内容涉及社会及新闻议题的公众号,共收录了超过104万篇文章,当中约11000篇被审查系统删除。现在,我们与读者重温中国2018年的围观2.0,一同从大数据中,回顾去年在微信公众号审查面纱下的十件中国大事。
numbers  wechat  2018 
january 2019 by aries1988
燃烧的巴黎:从巴黎街头革命看法国的经济问题
巴黎在燃烧 最近一段时间,法国巴黎发生了一连串骚乱。黄背心们在巴黎街头燃起一团团火焰。这次骚乱已经演变成1968以来最大的一次骚乱。最开始是法国民众是抗议高税收、高油价的,后来则逐渐演变成暴力骚乱。…
france  bashing  numbers 
december 2018 by aries1988
YellowG’s Year in Books | Goodreads
Check out #MyYearInBooks on Goodreads! via @goodreads
2018  book  reading  numbers  MyYearInBooks 
december 2018 by aries1988
Prêts à des entreprises d'origines différentes
Risque conjoncturel : Les niveaux de défaut des paiements des PME dans les trois pays n’est pas le même. 4% des prêts aux PME en France font défaut par an, 9,5% en Espagne et 18,5% en Italie
numbers  pme  europe  espagna  italia  france  investment  economy 
november 2018 by aries1988
PPE: l'éolien en mer "sabordé", selon France Énergie éolienne
Ils ont promis un triplement de l'éolien terrestre d'ici 2030. Concernant l'éolien en mer, le premier parc sera mis en service au large de Saint-Nazaire durant le quinquennat "et nous lancerons quatre nouveaux appels d'offres", a indiqué Emmanuel Macron. L'exécutif vise ainsi jusqu'à 35,6 gigawatts (GW) de capacités dans l'éolien terrestre en 2028 et jusqu'à 5,2 GW en mer. France énergie éolienne estime que le déploiement de l'éolien en mer est ainsi "sabordé". "Avec des objectifs réduits de moitié par rapport aux recommandations de la filière, le gouvernement renonce au potentiel énergétique et industriel de cette énergie", estiment les professionnels.
2018  project  france  energy  eolien  numbers  ocean 
november 2018 by aries1988
湯禎兆:日本已成移民大國!實習生謊言與西川口祕技|深度|端傳媒 Initium Media

据2017年数字,显示最近五年(由2012年开始统计)的日本移民(下不加引号)中,越南增加了18万多,总数已达23万多人;中国增加了5.8万多,在日总数达71万多人;黎巴嫩增加了5万人,总数达7.4万多人;菲律宾增加了4.8万多,总数达25万多人;台湾则增加了3万多,总数达5.4多人──以上正是移民日本最多人口的输出国。
numbers  immigration  japan 
september 2018 by aries1988
ShaJia🇭🇷 on Twitter
“北上广深7月房租地图,4大一线城市各区域房租分布。”
numbers  beijing  shanghai  appartement 
august 2018 by aries1988
Japan’s Vegetable-Eating Men

Japanese men were spending about an hour a week on childcare and household duties, while women were spending 30 to 40 hours a week, numbers that had not shifted as the country had become more dependent on women’s labor outside the home. Japanese men were spending about an hour a week on childcare and household duties, while women were spending 30 to 40 hours a week, numbers that had not shifted as the country had become more dependent on women’s labor outside the home.

Not only are such men a large part of what has enabled Japan to dramatically increase the workforce participation of women in recent years (after lagging behind most developed countries since 2000, Japan shot past the US last year, with 76 percent of women now part of the labor force), but domestic bliss is increasingly becoming a viable alternative for those men who find themselves unable to secure a high-paying full-time job.

Just as the culture was expecting women to simply add work on top of full-time childcare and housework duties, men were being asked to just add involved parenting to an already-long—60 hours, in some cases—workweek.

Enter the IkuBoss. In 2015, the government launched a program targeted at shifting the workaholic mind-set of employers and bosses. Emerging alongside Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s “work-style reform” proposal—which aims to decouple employees’ salaries from the number of hours they work, put a cap on overtime hours at 720 hours a year, and require companies to pay “regular” and “irregular” employees the same rate for the same work—IkuBoss intends to change the culture of work from the top down.
numbers  change  japan  workforce  female  father  home  childcare 
july 2018 by aries1988
In Denmark, Harsh New Laws for Immigrant ‘Ghettos’ - The New York Times
Starting at the age of 1, “ghetto children” must be separated from their families for at least 25 hours a week, not including nap time, for mandatory instruction in “Danish values,” including the traditions of Christmas and Easter, and Danish language. Noncompliance could result in a stoppage of welfare payments. Other Danish citizens are free to choose whether to enroll children in preschool up to the age of six.

In his annual New Year’s speech, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen warned that ghettos could “reach out their tentacles onto the streets” by spreading violence, and that because of ghettos, “cracks have appeared on the map of Denmark.” Politicians who once used the word “integration” now call frankly for “assimilation.”

People who know a little about history, our European not-so-nice period, we know what the word ‘ghetto’ is associated with.

Her client, Anni Larsen, told a story about being invited by a Turkish immigrant to their child’s wedding and being scandalized to discover that the guests were separated by gender and seated in different rooms. “I think there were only 10 people from Denmark,” she said, appalled. “If you ask me, I think they shouldn’t have invited us.”

Anette Jacobsen, 64, a retired pharmacist’s assistant, said she so treasured Denmark’s welfare system, which had provided her four children with free education and health care, that she felt a surge of gratitude every time she paid her taxes, more than 50 percent of her yearly income. As for immigrants using the system, she said, “There is always a cat door for someone to sneak in.”

Nearly 87 percent of Denmark’s 5.7 million people are of Danish descent, with immigrants and their descendants accounting for the rest. Two-thirds of the immigrants, around half a million, are from Muslim backgrounds, a group that swelled with the waves of Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian refugees crossing Europe.

“If you create new kinds of laws that apply to only one part of society, then you can keep adding to them,” she said. “It will turn into the parallel society they’re so afraid of. They will create it themselves.”
dane  denmark  numbers  immigration  immigrant  children  education  2018 
july 2018 by aries1988
陳至潔:鳥籠中的微信,與「插翅難飛」的中國境外網民|一週精選|互聯網政治|深度|端傳媒 Initium Media

由于集众多生活功能于一身,微信成为最具“黏性”的社交网络应用程序:传播研究显示,微信用户每日花费82分钟在浏览与操作微信上,而Facebook用户每日平均使用长度为50分钟。
weixin  numbers  social-network  china  expat  comparison 
june 2018 by aries1988
linsantu 5月27日 22:05 来自 微博

美国目前的教派势力图。最显眼的三家:红色天主教,蓝色美南浸会,土黄色摩门教。
usa  religion  today  numbers  list 
may 2018 by aries1988
Géographie de l'Île-de-France — Wikipédia
La petite couronne comprend 123 communes, 4 566 621 habitants en 2015, soit 37,8 % de la population de la région4, et a une superficie de 657 km2.
paris  population  numbers  shanghai  comparison 
may 2018 by aries1988
In China and India, men outnumber women on a massive scale. The consequences are far-reaching. - Washington Post

A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India.

China’s official one-child policy, in effect from 1979 to 2015

Another unintended result — urban housing prices are rising fast.

Around $10,000, Li reckons, will have to be paid to his future bride’s family, just to gain their approval for the engagement. A centuries-old tradition, the bride price in China is similar to a dowry elsewhere in the world, but paid from groom’s family to the bride’s parents — rather than the other way around.
india  china  children  female  crisis  culture  numbers  future 
april 2018 by aries1988
Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao? | by Ian Johnson | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Their most prominent spokesperson is Sun Jingxian, a mathematician at Shandong University and Jiangsu Normal University. He attributes changes in China’s population during this period as due to faulty statistics, changes in how households were registered, and a series of other obfuscatory factors. His conclusion: famine killed only 3.66 million people. This contradicts almost every other serious effort at accounting for the effects of Mao’s changes.

According to Chang, Mao was responsible for 70 million deaths in peacetime—more than any other twentieth-century leader.

The peacetime adjective is significant because it gets Hitler out of the picture. But is starting a war of aggression less of a crime than launching economic policies that cause a famine?

How, finally, does Mao’s record compare to those of Hitler or Stalin? Snyder estimates that Hitler was responsible for between 11 million and 12 million noncombatant deaths, while Stalin was responsible for at least 6 million, and as many as 9 million if foreseeable deaths caused by deportation, starvation, and incarceration in concentration camps are included.

If one includes the combatant deaths, and the deaths due to war-related famine and disease, the numbers shoot up astronomically. The Soviet Union suffered upward of 8 million combatant deaths and many more due to famine and disease—perhaps about 20 million.

As for Hitler, should his deaths include the hundreds of thousands who died in the aerial bombardments of Germans cities? After all, it was his decision to strip German cities of anti-aircraft batteries to replace lost artillery following the debacle at Stalingrad.

Mao didn’t order people to their deaths in the same way that Hitler did, so it’s fair to say that Mao’s famine deaths were not genocide—in contrast, arguably, to Stalin’s Holodomor in the Ukraine, the terror-famine described by journalist and historian Anne Applebaum in Red Famine (2017). One can argue that by closing down discussion in 1959, Mao sealed the fate of tens of millions, but almost every legal system in the world recognizes the difference between murder in the first degree and manslaughter or negligence. Shouldn’t the same standards apply to dictators?

By contrast, Mao himself and his successors have always realized that he was both China’s Lenin and its Stalin.

In Xi’s way of looking at China, the country had roughly thirty years of Maoism and thirty years of Deng Xiaoping’s economic liberalization and rapid growth. Xi has warned that neither era can negate the other; they are inseparable.
comparison  dictator  leader  china  soviet  nazi  history  today  death  disaster  famine  numbers  research  narrative  mao  debate  ethic 
february 2018 by aries1988
Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post
There are millions of Scotts in the modern economy. “A lot of workers were just 18 at the wrong time,” says William Spriggs, an economics professor at Howard University and an assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Labor in the Obama administration. “Employers didn’t say, ‘Oops, we missed a generation. In 2008 we weren’t hiring graduates, let’s hire all the people we passed over.’ No, they hired the class of 2012.”
today  youth  housing  millennials  politics  usa  numbers  statistics  workforce 
february 2018 by aries1988
5 bonnes raisons de se tourner vers les métiers de l'industrie - L'Etudiant
"L’industrie arrive en tête des secteurs qui rémunèrent le mieux les cadres", rappelle la dernière enquête de l'APEC consacrée aux évolutions des rémunérations. Le salaire brut médian y est de 52.000 € par an contre 50.000 € dans le commerce, 47.000 € dans la construction et 46.000 € dans les services. Un argument sonnant et trébuchant à ne pas négliger dans vos choix d'insertion professionnelle !
numbers  metier  france  salary  industry  future  français  youth  workforce 
february 2018 by aries1988
Après l’euphorie immobilière de 2017, la décrue est amorcée
Les notaires relèvent des hausses spectaculaires des prix des appartements dans les villes de plus de 150 000 habitants. Bordeaux remporte la palme, avec + 12 %, à 3 590 euros le mètre carré, dépassant Lyon (+ 6 %, à 3 560 euros), Lille (+ 5,7 %, à 3 020 euros) et Nantes (+ 6,3 %, à 2 710 euros). Toulouse et Montpellier se valorisent de 4,5 % et le mètre carré y dépasse les 2 550 euros, tandis qu’il stagne ou recule à Toulon, Reims, Dijon, Le Havre (– 3,8 %) et Saint-Etienne (– 2,4 %).
numbers  france  2017  immobilier 
february 2018 by aries1988
YellowG’s Year in Books | Goodreads
Check out #MyYearInBooks on Goodreads! via @goodreads
reading  book  moi  numbers  2017  MyYearInBooks 
december 2017 by aries1988
L’éolien français manque de souffle

L’énergie éolienne ne fournit aujourd’hui que 4 % de l’électricité française. Lourdeurs administratives et efficacité des recours expliquent cette piètre performance. Le gouvernement tente cependant d’encourager l’essor d’une filière industrielle.

La loi de transition énergétique, votée en 2015, fixe ainsi un objectif d’au moins 22 000 mégawatts (MW) de capacité installée en éolien terrestre à l’horizon 2023, contre 12 000 MW aujourd’hui. Concrètement, pour atteindre cet objectif, il faudra ajouter plus de 4 000 éoliennes aux 6 500 existantes. Mais pour atteindre l’autre objectif de la loi, celui de réduire à 50 % la part du nucléaire dans la production d’électricité, il faudra aller bien plus loin.

« On nous fait poser des Nokia 3310 alors que l’iPhone est déjà disponible, résume un industriel du secteur. Auparavant, on avait quatre mâts de 1 MW chacun, alors qu’aujourd’hui on peut avoir un mât qui produit 4 MW. Mais on ne peut pas les installer puisqu’ils n’existaient pas au moment du dépôt du projet. »

« La complexité joue en faveur de l’Europe. Une éolienne, c’est plus compliqué à fabriquer et surtout à exporter qu’un panneau solaire. »

Grâce à ces modifications, le SER estime que le temps moyen de développement d’un projet d’éolien terrestre en France pourrait descendre à cinq ans – contre sept à dix ans aujourd’hui

Certains y voient même la possibilité de créer une filière industrielle française, après plusieurs faux départs. Siemens Gamesa a ainsi une usine d’éoliennes offshore qui pourrait être prête pour 2019 au Havre (Seine-Maritime), et défend une adaptation du port afin de pouvoir accueillir les gigantesques navires nécessaires à l’installation des éoliennes en mer. General Electric attend également de pouvoir faire fonctionner à plein régime ses usines de Montoir-de-Bretagne (Loire-Atlantique) et de Cherbourg (Manche)… une fois que les projets lancés en 2011 seront confirmés.
eolien  numbers  france  français  industry  project  politics  today  china 
december 2017 by aries1988
China’s mixed messages to working women

Nearly half of Chinese women enrol in tertiary education, compared with less than 40 per cent of men, according to the World Bank. While there is a gender gap in the workforce (63 per cent of women work versus 78 per cent of men) that difference is smaller than that in the US (56 per cent of women versus 76 per cent of men).

“We need companies on our side so we are not forcing our message down people’s throats,” said Virginia Tan, the co-founder of China’s first Lean In community. She left her job as a corporate lawyer two years ago to run Lean In China full time. “For us, it is a focus on personal professional development, innovation and investing in female talent, which are all in line with China’s national agenda.”
female  workplace  china  numbers  comparison  usa 
december 2017 by aries1988
Panda politics: the hard truth about China’s cuddliest diplomat

Far more money, time and effort has been spent on saving the giant panda from extinction than on any other animal. As such, it is considered a touchstone species — if humans can’t rescue such an icon with all of this exertion, then what hope is there for less charismatic fauna?

“For China, pandas are the equivalent of the British royal family,” Nye tells the FT. “Like the royals, they are a terrific asset because you can put them on display. You trot them around the world and they add an enormous amount to the country’s soft power.”

In fact, the first recorded example of panda diplomacy dates back much further to 685 AD, when Empress Wu Zetian of the Tang dynasty presented a pair of live bears to neighbouring Japan.

Australia, France and Canada all received pandas after agreeing to sell nuclear technology and uranium to China. Scotland accepted a pair of pandas in 2011 as part of an agreement to share offshore drilling technology and supply salmon to China, while the Dutch loan this year came as the Netherlands agreed to supply advanced healthcare services.

Chinese and western experts all agree there is no scientific reason for producing so many animals in captivity if they cannot be released in the wild. But after struggling for so many years to produce even a few surviving cubs, the machinery of panda production is now almost unstoppable, thanks to financial incentives and rivalry between competing agencies.
zoo  chinese  politics  diplomacy  animal  reportage  analysis  numbers  economy 
november 2017 by aries1988
殊途不同归——加泰罗尼亚与苏格兰的独立之路 - FT中文网
加泰罗尼亚是西班牙最为富有、最高度工业化的区域,堪称全国的经济马达。它坐拥全国20%的GDP,16%的人口;如果成为一个独立国家,经济体量约在丹麦和芬兰之间。它吸引流向西班牙的1/3的投资,也生产西班牙1/3的出口商品。重要行业包括金属工程、食物处理、医药化学等,并拜巴塞罗那所赐,有兴隆的旅游业。高迪、毕加索等天才,让巴塞罗那成为许多人心中的艺术之都。巴塞罗那更是地中海最大的港口,以及世界第四大游轮目的地。世界闻名的两所商学院ESADE和IESE也坐落于此。
相比之下,苏格兰只占英国GDP的7.5%,以及8.3%的人口。爱丁堡固然是经济重镇,却不能令国都伦敦失色。从经济角度来说,加泰罗尼亚的独立对于西班牙而言,更是不能承受之重。

加泰罗尼亚和苏格兰都在18世纪初,与和更大的政治体形成统一国家,然而统一的方式颇有不同。

苏格兰议会通过签署《1707联合法案》,相对和平地与英格兰建立联合王国。

加泰罗尼亚则在腓力五世的西班牙王位继承战争中,于1714年因军事征服而被兼并。自此,加泰罗尼亚的民族主义者就为自由而抗争,并于1932年取得一定自治成果。然而,自1939年弗朗哥成立独裁政权以来,加泰罗尼亚民族主义受到强烈镇压,当地制度、语言等被大规模抹杀。
comparison  espagna  scotland  independence  politics  referendum  numbers 
november 2017 by aries1988
Excavating Food Waste in Nashville, Denver, and New York - CityLab
Denverites trashed the most edible food—about 7.5 pounds per household each week—followed by New York (5.4 pounds) and then Nashville (4.6 pounds). Overall, these sums are lower than previous estimates from ReFED, a consortium of food-centric organizations, which placed the weekly figure around 11.6 pounds per household.

1 pound = 0.453 kg
city  usa  trash  food  numbers 
november 2017 by aries1988
Why machines do not have to be the enemy
There are risks to workers from smarter computers, but human skills still have value
ai  numbers 
november 2017 by aries1988
Why are we so hard on the cheats between the sheets?
For a sense of the neuralgic hold that cheating still has over us, see the Pew Research Center’s survey of moral attitudes from 2014. The US numbers obey the global pattern. Only 7 per cent of Americans find contraception morally unacceptable. The figure is 22 per cent for divorce, 30 for premarital sex and 84 per cent for infidelity. Of 40 surveyed countries, as varied as Canada and Egypt, only in France did less than half of respondents say infidelity was unacceptable. Most countries scored in the 70s and 80s. Nothing else — gambling, abortion, alcohol — aroused this near-unanimity of opprobrium. It bonds east and west, octogenarian and millennial.
marriage  numbers  mentality  love  fidelity  cheat  future  taboo 
october 2017 by aries1988
加泰罗尼亚独立五问:“对决日”将临,谁会是最终赢家?|广场|加泰罗尼亚独立|端传媒 Initium Media
加泰作为西班牙工业重镇,占全国人口约16%的加泰民众长期贡献着约19%的国内生产总值(GDP),目前加泰出口商品占西班牙全国的25.6%,所获得海外投资则占西班牙全国的20.7% 。
catalonia  espagna  numbers 
october 2017 by aries1988
Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers
Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say
environment  entomology  crisis  science  research  numbers  earth  europe 
october 2017 by aries1988
Driven to despair — the hidden costs of the gig economy

Multiple studies have shown that genuine flexibility is good for one’s health. Francis Green, professor of work and education economics at University College London, says data from the long-running European Working Conditions Survey (which covers 44,000 workers in 35 countries) show a remarkable link between wellbeing and the option to take an hour or two off during working hours to take care of personal or family matters.

In the case of food-delivery bike riders, demand often peaks at times when conditions are most hazardous. People will often order takeaway meals when it is cold, dark and wet.

Yet one of the defining features of gig-economy work is the lack of human line managers.

He says drivers’ average fares are £15 an hour after Uber’s fee and, even after costs, the average driver took home well over the national living wage of £7.50 an hour.
work  uber  numbers  debate  economy 
october 2017 by aries1988
Calcul d'intérêts des livrets d'épargne
Les livrets d'épargne comme le Livret A, le Livret Bleu du Crédit Mutuel, le Codevi, et plus généralement les livrets d'épargne à taux réglementés ont un calcul d'intérêts par quinzaine.
explained  finance  numbers  example  bank 
september 2017 by aries1988
India and Pakistan at 70: their years of independence in charts
When measured at “purchasing power parity” — which adjusts for the fact that locally traded goods and services are much cheaper in the developing world — India is now the third-largest economy in the world, overtaking Germany and Japan since the turn of the millennium.

But output per head in India and Pakistan is around 10 per cent of US levels and in Bangladesh — which at partition was part of Pakistan but gained its own independence in 1971 — half of that. For all the spectacular growth of recent decades, these are still poor countries.

A significant moment in a nation’s economic and demographic history is when the urban population exceeds the number of people living in rural areas. In Great Britain this happened around the time of the 1851 census, in the US by 1920, and China passed this mark in 2011. The UN estimates that Pakistan and Bangladesh will have a majority urban population sometime in the late 2030s, but in India not until mid-century.
numbers  population  nation  india  pakistan  comparison 
august 2017 by aries1988
Why China’s global shipping ambitions will not easily be contained

State-owned shipping giant Cosco has just agreed to buy Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line in a $6.3bn deal that will make it the world’s third-biggest container shipping group. The acquisition puts Cosco in a strong position to challenge European rivals Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company for the number one slot.

There is a growing divergence between China’s control of foreign ports and international involvement in China’s ports. Chinese companies control three times as much capacity at European ports as European companies do in China, according to Olaf Merk of the International Transport Forum, a think-tank. Not a single Chinese port is majority-owned by a European company, while an increasing number of European ports are falling into Chinese hands.
cargo  numbers  china  2017 
august 2017 by aries1988
Prix d'une installation de salle de bains complète 2017 | Travaux.com
A Savoir : Selon une étude réalisée auprès des clients de notre service de devis en ligne dans la France entière, le prix moyen d’une installation de salle de bains complète s’élève à 6 250 € TTC
numbers  travaux  moi 
july 2017 by aries1988
Southeast Asia enters the danger zone
what is good about Southeast Asia — including kindness to strangers, humour, inclusiveness and flexibility — but rather that he sees these very qualities being eclipsed by a mixture of old-fashioned tyranny and baneful new influences from abroad.

inequality — and the selfishness of the business-political elites that have benefited disproportionately from economic growth both before and after Asia’s financial crisis.

America, in Brexit Britain and in oligarchical Hong Kong, so the 40 per cent of Indonesians clustered around a poverty

the 40 per cent of Indonesians clustered around a poverty earnings line of $2 a day are easy prey for demagogues. It is true that prosperity has also swollen the ranks of Asia’s middle class, but this aspiring and increasingly educated bourgeoisie is governed by the same set of authoritarian leaders and their coterie of tycoons. “This is not a sustainable paradox,” the author writes. It sounds like a recipe for revolution.

As for religion, the increasing influence of extremist Sunni interpretations of Islam over the past 30 years is startlingly visible in the dress codes and religiosity of the Muslims who make up 40 per cent of the region’s population
asia  banyan  geopolitics  today  book  opinion  economy  politics  religion  numbers  crisis  inequality 
july 2017 by aries1988
Intempéries : le métro parisien transformé en piscine géante après des pluies diluviennes

Un cumul record de pluie a été enregistré à Paris dimanche 9 juillet au soir, avec 49 millimètres en une heure. C’est l’équivalent de trois semaines de précipitations moyennes en juillet dans la capitale, selon Météo France. Le précédent record, de 47 millimètres, remontait au 2 juillet 1995.
numbers  meteo  paris 
july 2017 by aries1988
Will China Save the American Economy?
Chinese workers do—on average, the Chinese work 2,200 hours a year, compared to 1,790 for the United States.


But labor expenses are rising in China. According to the Chinese Business Climate Survey, put out by the American Chamber of Commerce in China and the consulting firm Bain & Company, businesses there cite rising labor costs as their top problem. That’s in part because worker organizations are gaining strength, and strikes and labor disputes are becoming more common. Today, Chinese manufacturing wages adjusted for productivity are $12.47 an hour, compared to $22.32 in the United States, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
chinese  industry  usa  reportage  numbers  comparison  workforce  manufacturing 
july 2017 by aries1988
Development in Russia – Sasha Trubetskoy
Russia as a whole has made massive progress in the last 10 years, across education, health care and infrastructure. Large differences still persist between the poorest and most prosperous parts, and the recent slump in oil prices has slowed down development.

Moscow and St. Petersburg lead the pack—their indicators put them alongside countries like Italy and Greece. Were it not for a low life expectancy, the two cities would be on par with the US, Canada and Scandinavia.

Northern Siberia, especially Tyumen Oblast (darkest green), also gets a high score. While health and education indices in this region are about average for Russia, incomes here are very high thanks to investment by large energy and mining companies. Despite the awfully harsh climate, cities like Tyumen and Surgut are attracting thousands of people due to high-paying jobs.

The Caucasus region lags in development, particularly the Republic of Chechnya, which is still recovering from multiple wars. Development here is similar to countries like Ecuador or nearby Ukraine—low by Russian and European standards, but still considered “High” by the United Nations.

Areas of far western Russia like Pskov, Tver and Smolensk oblasts also lag behind. This may seem surprising, due to their proximity to the powerhouses of Moscow and St. Petersburg, but this is a curse rather than a blessing. Seeking opportunity, talented young people flocked to the capitals, leaving their home regions to decay.

The Far East, meanwhile, is a mixed bag. The island of Sakhalin, as well as Yakutia—Russia’s largest subject—are profiting from mineral wealth. But border regions near China and Mongolia and languishing, with little industry or opportunity to dissuade residents from moving west.
russia  numbers  region  today 
june 2017 by aries1988
Calculate the difference between two times - Excel
A

B

Start time

End time

6/9/2007 10:35 AM

6/9/2007 3:30 PM

Formula

Description (Result)

=INT((B2-A2)*24)

Total hours between two times (4)

=(B2-A2)*1440

Total minutes between two times (295)

=(B2-A2)*86400

Total seconds between two times (17700)

=HOUR(B2-A2)

The difference in the hours unit between two times. This value cannot exceed 24 (4).

=MINUTE(B2-A2)

The difference in the minutes unit between two times. This value cannot exceed 60 (55).

=SECOND(B2-A2)

The difference in the seconds unit between two times. This value cannot exceed 60 (0).
excel  howto  numbers  date 
may 2017 by aries1988
Asie du Sud Est : la diplomatie du bambou
Rivalités en Asie du Sud Est et en mer de Chine : concentration de puissances nucléaires, résistances aux pressions extérieures - notamment celles des grandes puissances, prospérité de Singapour, essor du Vietnam, autonomie et coopérations diverses, anniversaire de l'ASEAN... Quels enjeu[...]
diplomacy  podcast  numbers  china  asia  banyan 
may 2017 by aries1988
China's Day In The Sun And The Future Of The Solar Industry
China’s out to own the sun. What about the United States? Plus, what we're doing to protect ourselves from cyberattacks on energy grids.
energy  china  industry  job  workforce  usa  comparison  numbers  development  today 
may 2017 by aries1988
In France, Some Muslims Seek To 'Adapt' Islam To Secular Culture
Many French Muslims believe it's time to create a uniquely French brand of Islam that is compatible with the country's secular values and responds better to the needs of modern Muslims.
numbers  france  muslim 
february 2017 by aries1988
Thomas Piketty : « De l’inégalité en Chine »

Exprimé en parité de pouvoir d’achat et en euros de 2015, le revenu national par habitant est passé d’à peine 150 euros par mois en 1978 à près de 1 000 euros par mois en 2015. Si le revenu moyen du pays reste entre 3 et 4 fois plus faible qu’en Europe ou en Amérique du Nord, les 10 % des Chinois les plus aisés – soit 130 millions de personnes tout de même – disposent, eux, d’un revenu moyen équivalent à celui des pays riches.

En 2007, seule l’Italie avait un capital public négatif (avec des dettes supérieures aux actifs). En 2015, c’est le cas des Etats-Unis, du Royaume-Uni et du Japon (la France et l’Allemagne ont un capital public à peine positif). Autrement dit, les propriétaires privés détiennent non seulement la totalité du capital national, mais ont également un droit de tirage sur les recettes fiscales futures. Cela grève sérieusement la capacité régulatrice de la puissance publique.
china  numbers  economy  inequality 
february 2017 by aries1988
Why are schools in China looking west for lessons in creativity?
https://www.instapaper.com/read/861489846

Asia is the fastest-growing market in the global private tuition industry, which is forecast by Global Industry Analysts to be worth nearly $200bn by 2020. Students in Shanghai also spend almost 14 hours a week on homework, close to three times the average given by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Initially, the class was very shy: silent unless instructed to be otherwise, they were especially anxious when they had to perform individually.

one of the mainstays of drama classes in the west is the notion that mistakes are OK, as long as you are trying things out — an idea about as far away as you can get from Chinese educational principles.

One teacher was astonished to learn that in the UK studying history might involve assessing the rule of various monarchs; here, where history teaching means imparting facts, such evaluations are all but unimaginable, if not dangerously dissident.
comparison  chinese  education  uk  art  creativity  pisa  numbers  instapaper_favs 
february 2017 by aries1988
La télé, zappée comme jamais

Mais pour l’essentiel, le « regarder ensemble » a vécu. Aujourd’hui, il n’y a guère plus que le football pour mettre 20 millions de Français au même moment devant leur téléviseur, à l’image des matchs des Bleus contre l’Allemagne et le Portugal, en demi-finale puis en finale de l’Euro 2016… Des exceptions.

En ­dehors du sport, les programmes qui réunissent le plus plafonnent à 10 millions de téléspectateurs : ce sont les soirées spéciales des Enfoirés, des journaux de 20 heures comme celui du 7 janvier 2015, jour de l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo, et très exceptionnellement des films, comme Intouchables.
tv  numbers  français 
january 2017 by aries1988
La compétition mondiale des universités
La rivalité entre grandes universités existe depuis le Moyen Age en Europe. Devenue planétaire, elle est dominée par les grandes institutions américaines et britanniques à la pointe de l'innovation, assurant le capital humain qui contribue à la croissance. Quels enjeux et quel rôle des [...]
comparison  français  uk  usa  education  university  numbers  policy  opinion  research  student  chinese  ranking 
january 2017 by aries1988
L’entre-soi social confirmé par le big data

Un de ses confrères, Loïc Wacquant, professeur à l’université de Californie, est moins enthousiaste : « Cet article retrouve des ­résultats élémentaires des études de stratification : le capital (économique et culturel) va au capital. Il ne faut pas se laisser aspirer par ­l’effet de mode du big data. Ce n’est pas parce qu’on établit des corrélations statistiques sur des millions d’individus qu’on a découvert quelque chose. »
bigdata  society  money  class  numbers  mexico  research  infographics 
january 2017 by aries1988
Impôt sur le revenu : baisse effective dès lundi pour les ménages modestes mensualisés
Cette baisse d’impôts, annoncée l’été dernier par le gouvernement, doit bénéficier à cinq millions de contribuables parmi les classes moyennes.
2017  numbers  france  impots 
january 2017 by aries1988
Rester ou rentrer, le dilemme des étudiants marocains en France
Le Forum Horizon Maroc ouvrira ses portes ce dimanche 22 janvier à la Défense. Près de 2.500 jeunes Marocains qui ont étudié en France sont attendus pour rencontrer une quarantaine d’entreprises...
france  maroc  student  job  gaijin  numbers 
january 2017 by aries1988
China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020

China intends to spend more than $360 billion through 2020 on renewable power sources like solar and wind, the government’s energy agency said on Thursday.

The agency said in a statement that China would create more than 13 million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2020, curb the growth of greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming and reduce the amount of soot that in recent days has blanketed Beijing and other Chinese cities in a noxious cloud of smog.

Greenpeace estimates that China installed an average of more than one wind turbine every hour of every day in 2015, and covered the equivalent of one soccer field every hour with solar panels.

curtailment, or the amount of electricity generated by wind and solar that never finds its way to the country’s power grid. In China, wind power curtailment was 19 percent in the first nine months 2016, Mr. Myllyvirta said, many times higher than in the United States, where curtailment levels are often negligible.

The main reason for curtailment, he said, is that China is plagued by overcapacity in electricity generation and operators of China’s grid often favor electricity generated from coal.

My experience with China is when a numeric target gets written down, it gets implemented, Mr. Myllyvirta said. It doesn’t always get implemented in the way you like, but it does get implemented.
eolien  china  energy  numbers 
january 2017 by aries1988
我们究竟需要多大的词汇量?
从统计图中可以看出,《经济学人》的36万多词文本中,只有 92.57% 的单词落在BNC词表中前8000词区间中。也就是说,假如你的词汇量是8000,那么你只能读懂《经济学人》文本的92.57%,按照上面的词汇覆盖率标准,这样的覆盖率并不能保证顺利理解文本。如果你的词汇量达到了10000,那么你大概可以读懂 95.05%的《经济学人》,基本可以理解文本内容。如果词汇量达到了15000,你的词汇覆盖率会上升到97.92%,基本达到了充分理解的程度。

由此看来,“掌握几千个单词就够用”这种说法在阅读中并不靠谱。即使你词汇量达到8000,读起野生外刊仍然会捉襟见肘。如果想要比较舒服地读懂外刊,那么你的词汇量最好不要低于12000。

那么,熟练掌握几千个单词对听力够用吗?答案也是否定的。认真听过BBC以及VOA的同学应该会留意到,这些听力材料的难度并不比原版外刊低多少,要听懂它们仍然需要10000以上的词汇量。
vocabulary  study  english  tool  to:things  numbers  question  howto  data  analysis 
december 2016 by aries1988
Population : bientôt 300 000 Nantais
L'Insee a publié les derniers chiffres officiels de la population. La ville de Nantes a gagné plus de 9 000 habitants entre 2008 et 2013. La Métropole, elle, franchit le cap des 600 000 habitants.
numbers  nantes  2016  population 
october 2016 by aries1988
fortran - What does `real*8` mean? - Stack Overflow
The "real*4" statement specifies the variable names to be single precision 4-byte real numbers which has 7 digits of accuracy and a magnitude range of 10 from -38 to +38. The "real" statement is the same as "real*4" statement in nearly all 32-bit computers.
explained  fortran  numbers  primer  moi 
september 2016 by aries1988
A journey along Japan’s oldest pilgrimage route - FT.com

We talked about religion. She told me that like many Japanese people she had married in a Christian ceremony, and that on New Year’s eve she prayed for good luck in the year ahead at a Shinto shrine, the worship place of an indigenous faith that predates Buddhism. She said Japanese people believed in gods of trees and mountains, too. There’s even a toilet god, she added. She’s supposed to be very beautiful.

Hearn’s point about Japanese people, as Maeda saw it, was that their lifestyle, their way of thinking, is religious, but if you put it into words, they dispute that.

There is also a fuzzy line in Japan between the spiritual and the day-to-day. Rather than existing in some alternate realm, the spirit world envelops everyday experience like the weather. These are not things that Japanese people think about with great precision, said Shinichi Takiguchi, who publishes a monthly henro newsletter. People approach spirituality in a kind of foggy way. It’s a bit like they’re daydreaming.

Sociologists have talked about the privatisation of faith in the west, a shift from unified religions towards people concocting their own versions of spirituality in the same way they assemble their wardrobes. It has been lamented as an antisocial byproduct of too much individualism. But it is also happening in Japan, a place usually branded as too conformist, because it is a form of liberation.
japan  rando  idea  religion  today  history  numbers  society 
september 2016 by aries1988
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
Currently, the world’s fastest supercomputer, China’s Tianhe-2, has actually beaten that number, clocking in at about 34 quadrillion cps. But Tianhe-2 is also a dick, taking up 720 square meters of space, using 24 megawatts of power (the brain runs on just 20 watts), and costing $390 million to build. Not especially applicable to wide usage, or even most commercial or industrial usage yet.

The brain’s neurons max out at around 200 Hz, while today’s microprocessors (which are much slower than they will be when we reach AGI) run at 2 GHz, or 10 million times faster than our neurons. And the brain’s internal communications, which can move at about 120 m/s, are horribly outmatched by a computer’s ability to communicate optically at the speed of light.

when it hits the lowest capacity of humanity—Nick Bostrom uses the term “the village idiot”—we’ll be like, “Oh wow, it’s like a dumb human. Cute!”
numbers  ai  comparison  brain  computer 
august 2016 by aries1988
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