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Nancy Martiny has made it in a man's world. She started making western saddles as a hobby but there's now a three-year waiting list of people lined up to buy her designs.南西·马蒂尼开始制作马鞍时,只是为了兴趣。而现在,要买她的马鞍要等三年呢。曾几何时,马鞍制作是牛仔们包揽的。但马蒂尼对此从不在意。Martiny builds her saddles from the ground up, eventually carving and stamping intricate patterns into the leather. She works in a field that’s been dominated by cowboys for years, but that's never bothered her.Martiny is no stranger to working with men. She grew up on a ranch, working cattle, riding and roping. 对南西·马蒂尼来说,和男人一起工作不是什么新鲜事。她在一个牧场长大,整天和牛、马、套索打交道。"From whenever I was a little kid I was always doing what the men did," she says. "And then, as I got older and rodeoed and then, producing rodeos, I’ve always worked with men."她说:“我从小就经常做男人的工作。长大以后,我学习牛仔竞技表演,然后又制作牛仔表演节目。我总是和男人一起工作。”So it never occurred to her that she couldn’t build her own saddles, something that men -- cowboys -- usually do. Something that comes as a surprise to many.既然男人--也就是牛仔--通常都自己制作马鞍,所以马蒂尼从来就没想过她为什么就不能为自己制作一套马鞍。"They think you have to big and strong to build saddles but you don’t," says Martiny. "You have to have a sharp knife."And you need an artistic eye for carving and stamping designs into the leather.马蒂尼说,把图案雕刻和烙印在皮革上,需要有艺术眼光。"It’s more of a finesse thing than a strength thing. If you’re trying to overpower your leather, you’re going to get in a wreck and you probably haven’t done it right."“与其说这是件力气活儿,不如说是件细活儿。如果你只会下死力去整治你的皮革,你八成没做对。”Carving elaborate patterns into the leather is a skill Martiny first learned as a teenager, while watching her father tool leather.马蒂尼在皮革上雕出花朵的枝干,花瓣,叶子。它们看来就像是从皮革上长出来的。马蒂尼十几岁时就看着父亲加工皮革,慢慢也学会了这种技巧。"So when I was 15, I talked him into helping me start tooling," she recalls. "And then I kind of took his tools and made myself a belt and of course my friends at school wanted a western belt and it kind of started just like that."她说:“我15岁那年说父亲帮助我开始加工皮革。我用他的工具给自己做了一条皮带。我在学校的朋友都想要西部式的皮带,我就这么开始了。”201104/131957

How good are you with money? Finance expert Laura Rowley will give us tips on how to cope with the current tough economy. Meanwhile, Kathie Lee Gifford tests visitors on their financial savvy Interview: We’re back with Today’s Money and today we’re gonna play a little game with you guys at home and with Ms. Kathie Lee Gifford who, by the way, is downstairs in our concourse by Starbucks. She’s down there, Hi, Ms. Gifford. (Hello) You look good. All right, what we’re gonna do is that I’m gonna talk to an expert and Kathie Lee is gonna talk to the people and see if we know the answers to some of these complex questions. Yahoo finance expert, Laura Rowley is here to help, hello. Laura Rowley: Hi. I: So, right now, we’re all in really tough financial times, clearly, we just talked about it earlier the price of eggs, meat, and all these different kinds of things. So, our money is so much more valuable and we are finding, I guess, the consumers are not buying things like TVs and what not, right? L: That’s right. Yahoo commissioned a survey, we found that 75% people said they are cutting back, they are holding off their major expenses. They are not buying electronics or clothing, or even some people are cutting back on food. I: And a lot of people, I will be honest, don’t know much about finance. I went to a lunch yesterday, a woman said, in high school, we take wood shop, we take a Car Auto shop and she asked how many people have changed the carburetor? How many people are willowing furniture? (L: Save money) but then she realized, but she was saying basically we don’t learn about finance. That’s important, isn’t it? L: We don’t and the states generally don’t and I once talked with my brother in Illinois. He said his son can't graduate without passing consumer education that is a new program, so you do see a little bit more education there but we think the adults who are out here now are left sorta high and dry in terms of financial education. I: OK. So now, we know a lot of people are getting a checking in the mail and we’re gonna throw down to Ms. Kathie Lee, because there are 600 bucks that people are getting, so the questions is what would they do with that money? Ms. Gifford?Catherine Gifford: You know what, hold on, I’m gonna ask six people six questions. If they get it right, well, quit looking at my notes, Missy. I’m on to you. They get a hundred dollar American Express, a little card they can use. If they get it wrong, they’ll get one of my records. So, that’s the deal. All right? All right, so there’s an incentive to get this right, what’s your name, ma’am? Q1: Susan. C: Where are you from? Q1: Virginia beach C: V… oh, good, I love down there, that’s a lot of fun. Here’s your first question? OK? Assuming you’ll receive a rebate check, what’s the last thing you should do with the money? A Put it into a savings account; B Make a fun purchase. Which I can see in your eyes, you wanna do; C Pay off monthly bills; or D Pay off revolving debts. Q1: The last thing you wanna do? C: Ah ha, the last thing you should do with a rebate check. Q1: Make a fun purchase. C: OK. Q1: Is that right or wrong? C: No, it’s wrong. It’s C, “Pay off monthly bill”. Excuse me, here you go, enjoy! I: Let me ask Laura. Why is that the wrong thing to do? L: I know it sounds like very counter to an advancer, but if you need a one-time bonus to pay your monthly bill, then something is wrong. You need to make sure your in-go matches your out-flow and if it doesn’t, cut back, don’t use extra money to pay monthly bills. I: Got it! All right, let’s go back downstairs with the finance. C: All right. We found a very brave gentleman who is willing to talk to me. What’s your name, sir? Q2: Raymond T C: Where are you from? Q2:Wyoming C: All right, nice to have you, sir. You mean people are very serious into the point , right? Q2: Yes. C: You consider yourself a great financial expert? Q2:No…just medium. C: Medium? All right, let’s see! Here is question No.2: When planning for retirement, it’s best to invest your money in…A 401(K) or a individual retirement account; B Real estate; C Hot commodities like oil or gold; or D a Hedge fund. Q2:I'd say A. C: And you know what, Mr.? You’ll be right. Get that man. There you go, darling, don’t spend it in one place. I: I think you should give him a CD, too. Why is that the right thing? L: Because your money grows either tax free or tax deferred, and when you’re saving money of a long period of time 30 or 40 years, you don’t want the taxman take a little bit , bite out of it year after year after year. I: OK. So, I think that's the worst, the thing we should not do?L: Well, hedge fund is not for the average investor and hot commodities, you don’t want to be chasing hot commodities. I: All right, let’s go back downstairs, Ms. Gifford. C: I just found a hot man and I like him down here. What’s your name, sweetheart? Q3: Gerrier Harf from North CakalakiC: North Cakalaki Q3:That’s right. C: All right, with that kind of attitude, would you rather have, the money or my record? Q3: I'd rather have another hug, to be honest with you.C: We were doing a little hug before…OK, here is No.3, all right? Let’s see. What’s? oh, hello, my eyes. You’re in debt and have to pay off tons of bills…which one is the most important to pay off? A Credit card bills; C Mortgage, B, I mean, sorry! You make me nervous; three…C Loans, or I’m going to take my time with this question and D Medical bills. Q3: I’m going to say especially since credit card interest rates are pretty high, you know, get a tax reduction , I’m gonna say credit cards. C: You’ll be wrong, darling. You got to go home with my pop record. It’s B, mortgage. I: And why is that the right thing? L: Because if you don’t pay your mortgage, you’re going to lose your house. That’s your NO.1 payment and the next thing, NO.2 is credit cards. I: All right, Laura, thank you so much. Ms. Gifford, thanks and thanks the fun crap downstairs , that was great. C: I’m gonna, I guess, I’m gonna be giving away money and records down here, right? OK.01/60672

Health and longevity健康与寿命Long live the fat American长命百岁 美国胖子!Obesity may threaten life expectancy. Or maybe not 肥胖症不知是否会威胁人们的预期寿命Jun 30th 2011 | NEW YORK | from the print editionAMERICA’S obesity epidemic is so called for a reason. Roughly one in three adults is obese. In 2008 close to 25m Americans were diabetic, according to a study published on June 25th. Nevertheless, Americans are living longer than ever. In 2007 the average life expectancy at birth was 78 years. This follows decades of progress. The question is whether obesity might change that. 在美国,说肥胖症流行有理有据:大约每三个成年人中就有一个是胖子。6月25日出版的一项研究结果表明,2008年,美国有近2500万糖尿病患者。然而,美国人正生活在史上最长寿的时期。2007年,初生婴儿平均预期寿命为78岁,这种进步已经持续数十年。如今的问题是肥胖症也许会改变这种进步的趋势。National progress in life expectancy masks wide local disparities, according to a study published on June 15th and written by researchers at the University of Washington and Imperial College London. Men in Holmes County, Mississippi, for example, have a life expectancy of 65.9 years, the same as men in Pakistan and 15.2 years behind men in Fairfax, Virginia. Gaps between America’s counties have widened since the early 1980s. Most alarming, 702 counties, or 30% of those studied, saw a statistically significant decline in life expectancy for women from 2000 to 2007; 251 counties saw a statistically significant decline for men.一项由华盛顿大学和伦敦皇家学院的研究人员共同执笔,并于6月15日出版的一项研究结果显示,预期寿命所取得的全国性进步掩盖了广泛的地方性差异。例如,密西西比州Holmes县男性预期寿命为65.9岁,与巴基斯坦男性相同,但要比佛吉尼亚州Fairfax 县男性少15.2岁。美国各县之间的差距从1980年代早期开始扩大。最令人担忧的是,有702个县(占研究总数的30%)的女性预期寿命在2000年至2007年间出现了大幅下降,有251个县的男性预期寿命出现大幅下降。201107/143225

Obama Urges Physicians to Support Health Care Reform奥巴马呼吁全国医生持医疗改革U.S. President Barack Obama is continuing his campaign to reform the American health care system. He is urging the nation's doctors to put aside their skepticism and back changes that he says are needed to bring skyrocketing medical costs under control.美国总统奥巴马继续大力推动医疗保健系统的改革。奥巴马总统星期一敦促全国的医生们抛开怀疑,持变革。奥巴马总统说,为了使飞速上涨的医疗费用得到控制,改革是必不可少的。President Obama went before the nation's largest organization of physicians to make the case for health care reform.奥巴马总统在向美国最大的医生组织美国医学协会发表讲话时,阐述了医疗改革的必要性。"The cost of our health care is a threat to our economy," he said. "It is an escalating burden on our families and businesses. It is a ticking time bomb for the federal budget.他说:“巨大的医疗费用对我们的经济构成威胁。它正成为美国家庭和企业不断增加的负担。对于联邦预算而言,过高的医疗费用就像一枚定时炸弹。”In a speech to members of the American Medical Association at their annual meeting in Chicago, the president spoke in stark terms. 在芝加哥举行的美国医学协会年会上,奥巴马总统直言不讳地说明了自己的观点。He talked about big corporations like General Motors that are in trouble in part because of the high cost of providing health insurance to employees.他指出,通用汽车这样的大企业之所以陷入困境,部分原因就在于员工的医疗保险费用太高。"If we do not fix our health care system, America may go the way of GM - paying more, getting less and going broke," said Mr. Obama. 奥巴马说:“如果我们不去修复医疗保健系统,美国就可能重蹈通用汽车的复辙,那便是花费的更多,获得的更少,最后走向破产。”The president faced a tough audience. There is consensus in the medical community about the need for reform to improve the affordability and accessibility of quality care. But there is no unity on the best medicine to heal the ailing system.奥巴马总统所面对的听众也不好对付。医学界虽然普遍认为,需要通过改革来使更多的人负担得起高质量的医疗保健。但是,对于问题成堆的医疗系统,却至今没有一个公认的灵丹妙药。The president went out of his way to assure them that he does not support a government take-over. But he said there needs to be a way to provide health insurance to those of modest means. And he took on a major concern for doctors: the fear of a malpractice lawsuit.奥巴马总统尽力向他们保,他并不赞成政府接管医保系统。但他也说,需要找到一条为低收入者提供医疗保险的途径。同时,他也对医生们最担心的一个问题表达了意见,那就是医疗失误引起的法律诉讼。President Obama said he does not favor limits on the amount of money juries can award in malpractice lawsuits. But he said he is open to other options, and he pledged to work with the medical community.奥巴马总统说,他并不赞成对陪审团能够为医疗事故判定多少赔偿金设立上限。但他也表示愿意考虑其他方案,并保与医学界合作。"I need your help, doctors, because to most Americans, you are the health care system," he said.他说:“医生们,我需要你们的帮助。对绝大多数美国人而言,你们就代表着医疗保健系统!”Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress responded to the president's remarks by charging once again that he wants a health care system run by bureaucrats in Washington.美国国会的共和党领袖们对总统的讲话做出反应时,再次批评奥巴马总统想把医疗保健系统置于华盛顿官僚们的掌管之下。06/74596

US Car Giants Accept Bailout America's three big car manufacturers have been offered a multi-billion dollar bailout from the US Government. Chrysler and General Motors have accpeted a share of bn in loans to save them from collapse. Sky's Lisa Holland reportsAmerica’s big three car companies employ a quarter of a million people directly. But it's believed one in ten jobs in the US are tied to the industry. Part of the last chance alone, the country’s motor manufacturers has been given a 17.4 billion dollars bailout by George Bush to save them from the scrappy(混乱状态). "Our economic advisors just believe such collapse would deal with the unacceptably painful blow to hard-working Americans far beyond the auto industry. It would worsen the weak job market and the disaster that made the financial crisis. It could send our suffering economy into a deeper and longer recession. But the bailout comes with conditions. The car companies must show they can repay their loans by the end of March next year proving that they are economically viable. They have to accept limits on salaries and bonuses and have been told that perks such corporate jets must be eliminated. And the US government will have the right go through their books at any time, challenging their business independence. Shortly after announcing bailout Mr. Bush was on TV once more, this time to accept the traditional portraits given to presidents about to leave office."I suspected there will be a good sign to cry on, once the work got out about my hanging"He had made it clear he wouldn't be the one to hang the car industries out dry, because it would be too late by the time Barak Obama takes over. Mr. Obama describes the package as a necessary step."The other companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management practices and begin the long term restructuring that is absolutely necessary to save this critical industry in millions of American jobs that depend on it, while also creating the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow."Ford had said it hoped to get by without government's help. But controversially the government is using part of the 700 billion dollars, which was supposedly to prop up the Wall Street instead. Mica Holland sky news.200812/59481

Gilts as a safe haven for investors金边债券,投资者的安全港Whatever floats your boat只要人民高兴Long-term interest rates are mercifully low, despite Britain’s huge budget deficit英国预算赤字再高,低利率也会始终如一A FORMER chairman of the Federal Reserve, Paul Volcker, once compared financial markets to a sea that was prone to occasional storms. It was better, he said, to be on a big ship when the waters got choppy. But recent events have turned this logic on its head. Market squalls have tossed some of the bigger vessels in the euro-zone flotilla, including Italy and Spain. Nervous investors are jumping instead into some of Europe’s outlying bond markets, such as Sweden, Denmark—and Britain. Although an unlikely haven because of its weak economy, huge private debts, high inflation and swollen deficit, Britain’s ten-year bond yield—ie, the price the Treasury must pay to borrow money for a decade—fell to a record low of 2.2% this month.前美联储主席保罗#8226;沃尔克曾经把金融市场比作随时可能暴风骤雨的汪洋大海,说在风起云涌的大海中,还是大船比较保险。可近期发生的种种却完全颠覆了他的说法。市场风暴将欧元区舰队中包括意大利,西班牙在内的大型战舰折磨的破败不堪。犹如惊弓之鸟的投资者们纷纷转向欧洲一些外缘债券市场,如瑞典,丹麦,英国。经济疲软,私人债务高企,高通胀和肿胀的赤字,让英国不再是那么安全的避难所,但英国十年期债券收益率,也就是国家需付借债十年以来的利息的占本息总价格的百分比,已经在这个月下降至2.2%,创史上新低。Plunging bond yields are not grounds for great cheer. In part, they reflect a fearful retreat from riskier equities and an expectation that low interest rates as a medicine for a sick global economy will be around for a while. But the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, has been quick to claim that the drop in the government’s borrowing costs indicates the markets’ confidence in his deficit-reduction plan.债券收益率下降,可别高兴的太早。从某种程度上说,这是人们纷纷从高风险股撤退的危险征兆,也说明希望以低利率解决全球经济萎靡的呼声将会持续一段时间。但是财政大臣乔治#8226;奥斯本已迅速声明政府借贷成本的下降表示的是市场对政府削减赤字计划的信心。There is something to this. In early 2010, even as the euro’s debt crisis was building, Britain’s bond yields were on a par with those of Spain, which has a similarly large budget deficit but smaller public debt. Their paths have since diverged (see chart below). Bond markets, it seems, have taken a more clement view of Britain than of Spain, even though GDP has risen by only 0.7% in the past year in both countries. Mr Osborne’s plan, first unveiled in June 2010, has helped distance Britain from fiscal troubles in the euro zone. It may, of course, simply be that the fetters of euro membership alarm investors more than red ink.有这样一种说法。早在2010年,即使是在欧元债务危机已经爆发的情况下,英国债券收益率与西班牙仍是持平,不过之后两国收益率的差异也日益明显;当时英国与西班牙拥有同样的巨额预算赤字,但西班牙的国债规模较小。尽管两国去年的GDP增长都只有7%,可债券市场对英国的态度似乎要比西班牙更温和。奥斯本先生在2010年7月首次公开的计划使得英国规避了欧元区的财务纠葛。也许简单来说欧元对于其成员的束缚,比起英国的财政赤字,是让投资者更为担忧的对象。201108/151813


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