The woman who purchased the sole winning Powerball ticket has been identified as 53-year-old Mavis L. Wanczyk from Chicopee, Massachusetts, who came forward last Thursday to claim her $758 million jackpot winnings.
Lottery officials said Wanczyk chose to take a lump-sum payment of $480 million, or $336 million after taxes, the Associated Press reported, rather than a larger amount spread out over many annual payments.
A new working paper by Dara Lee Luca of Mathematica Policy Research and Michael Luca of Harvard Business School looks at the impact of higher minimum wages from a new angle.
数学政策研究公司的Dara Lee Luca与哈佛商学院的Michael Luca 一起做的一个新的工作报告从新的角度的影响看待调高的最低工资。
Traditionally, scholars have focused on whether or not minimum wages reduce employment.
But the Lucas asked something else: does it force firms out of business?
In particular, they looked at the restaurant industry—about half of minimum-wage workers toil over food—in the San Francisco Bay Area, which contains 15 of the 41 cities and counties that have changed their minimum wages since 2012.
BBC news with Rosemary Crick. State media in North Korea have said the final goal of the country’s leader Kim Jong-un is military equilibrium with the United States. The comments followed Pyongyang’s latest missile test which was strongly condemned by the UN Security Council. China and Russia urged the United States to refrain from more threats and resume dialogue. 朝鲜官方媒体称，朝鲜领导人金正恩的最终目标是能够达到与美国军事力量平衡。朝鲜最近进行了一次导弹试射。此举遭到了联合国安理会的强烈谴责，随后朝鲜发表了该评论。中国和俄罗斯敦促美国不要发出更多威胁并恢复对话。 The United States has called on the parliament in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region to abandon its plans for a referendum on independence in 9 days time. The government in Baghdad says the referendum is unconstitutional and strongly opposes any move that might lead to the Kurdish area breaking away from Iraq. 美国呼吁伊拉克库尔德自治区议会放弃9天后举行独立公投的计划。巴格达政府表示，此次公投违反宪法，并强烈反对任何可能导致库尔德地区脱离伊拉克的举动。 Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the country’s terror threat assessment to the highest level, following a bomb explosion on a rush hour train in London. 29 people were injured. The Islamic State Group says it carried out the attack. 伦敦乘车高峰期一列火车发生炸弹爆炸，随后英国首相特蕾莎·梅将该国的恐怖威胁评估提升至最高等级。此次事故导致29人受伤。伊斯兰国激进组织宣称对此次袭击事件负责。 The Nigerian army has categorized the separatist group, the indigenous people of Biafra as a terrorist organization. It says the group which wants independence and says it’s non-violent has formed a secret service, possesses weapons and has attacked the military.
尼日利亚军方将分裂组织——比夫拉土著居民列为恐怖组织。他们表示，该组织妄图独立，虽然称自己为非暴力组织，但却建制秘密服务，持有武器并袭击了军方。 The congress in Guatemala has repealed the bill 2 days after it’s passed which eased penalties for politicians involved in corruption. It would have allowed politicians to avoid long jail terms and would have made party accountants responsible for irregularity. It was repealed after protests across Guatemala. 危地马拉国会废除了一项仅通过2天的法案。该法案意图减轻对贪腐政客的惩罚。该法案能使贪腐政客免除长时间的牢狱之灾，并让党派会计对违规行为负责。在危地马拉各地举行抗议活动的形势下，该法案被废除。 About 1.5 million homes and businesses in the US state of Florida are still without electricity almost a week after hurricane Irma. Supplies have been restored to about 80% of people affected. 美国佛罗里达州遭遇飓风“厄玛”袭击近一周后，当地仍有约150万户居民和企业没有恢复供电。大约80%的灾民已经恢复了物资供给。 A woman in Jamaica is said to be the oldest person in the world, Falad Mosse-Brown has died at the age of 117. She said the secret of her long life was to eat everything except pork and chicken and not to drink wrong. 被认为是世界上最长寿之人的牙买加女子莫斯·布朗去世，享年117岁。她曾表示，她长寿的秘诀是除了猪肉和鸡肉什么都吃，另外也不喝不健康的饮品。
1. Limits must be tested. A Kingsman only condones the risking of a life to save another.
2. I had such high hopes for you.You are a bloody disgrace.
3. Teamwork is paramount here at Kingsman.
4. Anybody willing to donate that much deserves a private dinner.
5. But nothing beats two cheeseburgers with secret sauce.
6. What a shame we both had to grow up.
7. I just had to come over and say “Amazing eyes”. You wearing color contacts?
8. A word of advice: Ascot requires top hat.
9. Sometimes a culling is the only way to ensure that this species survives.
10. What the fuck is this?
11. A bespoke suit always fits.
12. I just want to remind you that today is a day of celebration.
Eggsy: “To pee or not to pee?”
Harry: That was the headline the day after I diffused a dirty bomb in Paris.
Eggsy: “Germany 1 – England 5.”
Harry: I missed that game. I was breaking up an undercover spy ring at Pentagon. My first mission. I foiled the assassination of Margaret Thatcher.
Eggsy: Not everybody had thanked you for that one.
Harry: The point is, Eggsy, nobody thanked me for any of them. Front page news, and all these occasions were celebrity nonsense. Because it is the nature of Kingsman that our acheivements remain secret. A gentleman’s name should appear in the newspaper only three times: When he’s born, when he marries and when he dies. And we are, first and foremost, gentlemen.
Eggsy: Pretty fucked then. Its like Charlie said, I am just a pleb.
Harry: Nonsense. Being a gentleman has nothing to do with the circumstances of one’s birth. Being a gentleman is something one learns.
Eggsy: Yeah, but how?
Harry: Alright, first lesson, you should have asked me before you took a seat. Second lesson, how to make a proper martini.
Eggsy: Yes, Harry.
Valentine: God damn it. It fucking hurts.
Gazelle: You are the one who asked for a biometric security system. What’s wrong with a simple switch?
Valentine: A simple switch?This is an extremely dangerous machine. It should only be operated by someone responsible and sane as me. Bad shit can happen if it falls into the wrong hands. Are we done here? Shit.
Gazelle: No, now this one, for the test of the church.
Valentine: This one just has a short range. A simple switch will do.
Eggsy: So you gonna teach me how to talk proper like in ‘My Fair Lady’?
Harry: That’d be absurd. Being a gentleman has nothing to do with one’s accent. Its about being at ease in one’s own skin. As Hemingway said:”There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man.” “True nobility is being superior to your former self.” Now, the first thing every gentleman needs is a good suit. By which I mean a bespoke suit. Never off the peg. And Kingsman suits are always bulletproof,So let’s get you measured. And whether you get the job or not, you will have a lasting and useful memento of your time at Kingsman.
Waiter: I’m so sorry, sir, but a gentleman is completing his fitting. Fitting Room 2 is available.
Harry: One does not use Fitting room 2 when one is popping one’s cherry. Perhaps I’ll show you Fitting Room 3, while we wait.
Eggsy: So we going up or down?
Eggsy: Is this it?
Harry: Of course not. Pull the hook on your left.
Eggsy: Ah yes…Very very nice.
Harry: You’re going to need a pair of shoes to go with your suit. An Oxford is any formal shoes, with open lacing. This additional decorative piece is called broguing. “Oxford’s, not brogue’s.” Words to live by, Eggsy. Words to live by. Try a pair. Your weapon scores are excellent, by the way. These you’re familiar with. And this is our standard issue pistol. Its quite unique. As you all see it, it also fires a shotgun cartridge for use in messy close-range situations. How do they feel? Now do your very best in personation of a German aristocrat’s formal greeting. No, Eggsy.
Eggsy: That is sick.
Harry: In the old days, they had a phone in the heel as well.
Eggsy: How do I get it back in?
Harry: It is coated with one of the fastest-acting neurotoxins known to man, so very carefully.
Eggsy: I had a lot of fun with this.
Harry: One of our finest examples of chemical engineering. Poison. Harmless when ingested. But at a time, convenient to you…it can be remotely activated. Primed. Lethal.
Eggsy: And what about these? What do these do? Electrocute you?
Harry: Don’t be ridiculous. It’s a hand grenade.
Eggsy: Shut up…
Harry: If you want to electrocute someone, you’ll need a signet ring. A gentleman traditionally wears the signet on his left hand, but a Kingsman wears it on whatever hand happens to be dominant. If you touch the contact behind the ring, it delivers 50,000 volts.
Eggsy: And what about them? What makes them so special?
Harry: Nothing. That technology is caught up with the spy world. Put it back, Eggsy.
Waiter: Perfect timing. Gentleman’s just finished.
BBC News with Neil Nunes. The head of the EU’s powerful executive，commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is to give his annual State of the European Union address in Strasbourg in a few hours’ time. Mr. Juncker is expected to call for member states to decide the future direction they want the EU to take after Britain leaves. 欧盟执行负责人、欧委会主席容克将于几小时后在斯特拉斯堡发表年度欧盟盟情咨文。预计到时容克将呼吁成员国决定英国脱欧后欧盟未来的方向。 The Venezuelan opposition has refused to take part in direct talks with President Nicolas Maduro’s government in the Dominican Republic later on Wednesday. In a statement the opposition coalition said it wouldn’t attend talks until the government agree to meet a number of demands, including addressing the country’s humanitarian crisis and releasing all political prisoners. 委内瑞拉反对派拒绝参加周三晚些时候，在多米尼加共和国与总统尼古拉斯·马杜罗政府举行的直接会谈。在一份声明中，反对派联盟表示，除非政府同意满足他们的一系列要求，其中包括解决该国的人道主义危机并释放所有政治犯，否则他们不会参加会谈。 A UN study says 1/3 of the world’s land has been severely degraded, mainly by intensive agricultural practices. It said poorer soil threatened to put millions of people at risk of hunger, poverty and conflict. It said 24 billion tons of healthy soil and 15 billion trees are lost every year.
联合国的一项研究表明，全球三分之一的土地已经严重退化，造成这种现象的原因主要是农业的集约化。该研究称，土地变贫瘠，或将致数百万人面临饥饿、贫困和陷入冲突的风险。据悉，全球每年都会流失240亿吨健康土壤和150亿棵树木。 U.S. officials say 12 people are known to have died as a result of Hurricane Irma in Florida. There are fuel and power shortages as residents return to their homes. European countries and the U.S. have sent troops to deliver aid and provide security in Caribbean territories affected by the storm. 美国官方表示，飓风“厄玛”共导致佛罗里达州12人丧生。随着居民纷纷返乡，当地出现燃料和电力不足状况。美国和欧洲国家均已派遣军队发放救援物资，并为受暴风雨影响的加勒比海领土提供安全保障。 The U.S. gay rights activist, Edith Windsor, has died at the age of 88. Ms. Windsor was regarded as a trailblazer in campaigner’s efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. After her partner died, she argued that she had a constitutional right to stir the same deduction in estate tax as heterosexual couples. Judges ruled in her favor. 美国同性恋权力活动家伊迪丝·温莎去世，享年88岁。温莎被誉为推动同性婚姻合法化运动的先驱。她的伴侣去世后，她认为她拥有宪法赋予的权利，像异性恋夫妻一样享有遗产税收减免。法官裁决支持她的辩护。 The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will today lay the foundation stone for a high-speed train in India, the country’s first, mostly funded by a loan from Japan. The bullet train will run between the city of Ahmedabad and India’s financial capital, Mumbai. 日本首相安倍晋三将于今日为印度一高铁奠基。这是印度首条高铁，资金来源主要由日本提供的贷款。这辆子弹头列车将在艾哈迈达巴德和印度金融中心孟买之间运行。