BRUSSELS Adidas Ultra Boost Noir Pas Cher , Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Eurozone economic confidence continued rise to its highest level since October 2000 in December.

Figures from the European Commission showed the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), which mirrors the economic confidence, increased strongly by 1.4 points in the eurozone to 116.0, and by 1.6 points in the EU to 115.9 in December from the previous month, reaching the highest levels since October (euro area) and August 2000 (EU), while continuing the upward trend observable since autumn 2016.

The more optimistic eurozone sentiment was primarily boosted by marked increases in confidence in the services, retail trade and construction sectors. Confidence rose further in industry and among consumers as well.

Amongst the largest euro-area economies, the ESI rose strongly in France by 2.3 points and Germany by 1.6 points and Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Femme Pas Cher , to a lesser extent, in the Netherlands by 0.7 percent. It remained unchanged in Italy while decreased slightly in Spain by 0.8 points.

Capital Economics' European economist Stephen Brown said the data pointed to quarterly GDP growth of around 0.8 percent, roughly consistent with annual growth of 3.2 percent.

However, he said despite signs of strong growth in the eurozone, consumers' 12-month inflation expectations fell to a four-month low in December.

"So there might be upside risks to the already above-consensus forecast for euro-zone GDP growth of 2.3 percent in 2018; we doubted that this will prompt the European Central Bank to alter its dovish stance," he said.

by Xinhua writer Chang Yuan

GETTYSBURG, the United States, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Confederate Army Corporal "Johnny Wright" was assigned to serve as General Robert E. Lee's bodyguard and escort Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Homme Pas Cher , but he seems to be more obsessed with publicity work. "Any questions, Sir and Ma'am? Please feel free to ask."

"Wanna have a chat with General Lee? I can arrange it for you."

Wright, in typical Southern Army attire - a feather-decorated hat, grey uniform and long boots - and holding an Enfield .58 caliber rifle musket, kept inviting passers-by. Just a few feet away, lies a small white 19th century military tent in which he slept overnight, as well as a bonfire he lit himself for cooking and coffee brewing.

From July 4, the American Independence Day , to July 6, Wright and some 1,200 other reenactors from across the country camped on a 200-acre field in the suburbs of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to bring the great Civil War battle fought 151 years ago back to life, before an estimated audience of over 12,000 people.

Wright, whose real name is Bruce Wright Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Pas Cher Soldes , said he was playing the role of his great-great grandfather Johnny, who fought in the Confederate Army's 7th Louisiana Regiment throughout the four-year war.

"Another great-great grandfather of mine fought for the North. And both of them joined the fighting at Gettysburg," he noted.

The July 1-3, 1863 battle between the Union and Confederate forces in the small town of Gettysburg, which even today has only a population of some 7,600, turned out to be the bloodiest in the war, claiming more than 50 Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Pas Cher ,000 from both sides. The North's final victory is widely seen as the war's turning point. The town gained even greater and enduring fame following President Abraham Lincoln 's historic Gettysburg Address, delivered in November 1863 at the dedication ceremony for the Soldiers' National Cemetery here.

"Everyone here - including me and 'General Lee' - does a character, just like actors," said Wright. The 57-year-old Louisianian admitted that Johnny Wright was just in his 20s during the Civil War and never got a chance to stand guard for General Lee, but still: "We are just presenting to the public a condensed version of history."


Each year on the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and during the Independence Day weekend, tens of thousands of reenactors and spectators flock into the small historic town, where hundreds of war monuments and statues scatter across the local crop fields, ranches and rocky hills Homme Adidas Ultra Boost Clima Blanche Pas Cher , to join or celebrate the annual reenactment, a tradition said to start from the late 1980s.

"Many of them are history lovers or military fans, while some others have taken reenactment as a unique hobby," said Andrea DiMartino, media relations officer of the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee (GAC), a local entity that has organized 16 consecutive reenactments since 1998.

Last year for the 150th anniversary, as many as 13,000 reenactors - some from Britain Homme Adidas Ultra Boost Clima Grise Pas Cher , Canada, Australia and even China - worked together to stage an unprecedented war gala.

"It's always my dream and passion to honor my ancestors this way at this place," said Wright.

Last summer the U.S. National Park Service worker played a foot soldier on the reenactment battlefield, but this year he is doing "living history," which means he always stays at a fixed tent explaining Civil War history to curious visitors. As usual, the three-day reenactment features "one major battle" every afternoon, with cavalry, infantry and artillery units from both sides firing at each other Adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged Noir Boost Noir Pas Cher , making tactical maneuvers in knee-high grass, and charging or retreating by flag signal commands.

Under the scorching sun, tightly wrapped in their uniforms, the participating reenactors are truly facing a demanding mission. The organizers also imposed strict rules to guarantee the " authenticity" of the battles restaged. One regarding tobacco use states that it "shall be confined to period products - pipes, cigars, snuff, chew or, in rare cases Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Limited Homme Noir Pas Cher , filter-less cigarettes."

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