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chinadaily.com.cn 2018-09-19 17:00

[Photo/the Cultural Service Center of Beijing Palace Museum]

>Ice cream raises concern
An ice cream containing yellow rice wine in its ingredients is raising concerns over the possibility of drunken driving by consumers. The ice cream is a product of the Cultural Service Center of Beijing Palace Museum. The ice cream's packaging is in yellow – the color for the emperor in ancient China – with a label saying "Bestowed by His Majesty" on the package. Instructions read "No more than 6 grams of yellow rice wine is contained in each ice cream and a driver should eat only one, then sit behind the wheel for 10 to 15 minutes after ingesting to avoid being caught in a drunken driving test." Some who tried it said the ice cream has a distinct alcohol flavor. This is not the first time the Palace Museum rolled out innovative theme products. A series of themed cultural souvenirs, such as calendars and watches, have won the hearts of consumers in recent years.


Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa speaks near a Falcon 9 rocket during the announcement by Elon Musk to be the first private passenger who will fly around the Moon aboard the SpaceX BFR launch vehicle, at the SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory on Sept 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. [Photo/VCG]

>SpaceX names moon tourist
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa signed with SpaceX to fly around the moon on the company's next generation rocket, CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday. Maezawa will attempt to be the first to return to the moon in nearly half a century, launching aboard a Big Falcon Rocket, which SpaceX is developing. One of the richest people in Japan, Maezawa made his fortune as the founder of online retailers Start Today and Zozotown. "Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon," Maezawa said after the announcement. "In 2023, as the host, I would like to invite 6 to 8 artists from around the world to join me on this mission to the Moon," he added. Only two dozen people have ever been to the moon, with the final Apollo mission in 1972 marking the last time a human visited the moon.
太空探索技术公司(Space X)首席执行官埃隆•马斯克17日宣布,日本亿万富翁前泽友作(见图)已与SpaceX签约,将搭乘该公司下一代火箭绕月飞行。前泽友作将乘坐SpaceX正在研发的大型猎鹰火箭,尝试成为近50年来重返月球的第一人。前泽友作是日本最富有的人之一,因创立网络零售商Start Today和Zozotown而发家致富。消息宣布后前泽友作表示,孩提时起,自己就向往月球。他补充道:"作为东道主,2023年我将面向全球邀请6-8名艺术家和我一同前往月球。"历史上只有24人去过月球,1972年的最后一次阿波罗任务是人类最后一次登陆月球。


French President Emmanuel Macron. [Photo/IC]

>Macron's advice draws fire
The French president Emmanuel Macron was facing fresh criticism after telling an aspiring gardener that he could easily find a job if he would simply start looking in high-demand sectors like restaurants or construction. Macron was talking with the young man at the Elysee Palace on Saturday. "I'm 25 years old, I send resumes and cover letters, they don't lead to anything," he told the president. "If you're willing and motivated, in hotels, cafes and restaurants, construction, there's not a single place I go where they don't say they're looking for people." Macron replied. He suggested going to the Montparnasse neighborhood, an area full of cafes and restaurants, and assured him he would easily find work. "If I crossed the street I'd find you one," he said. Critics quickly took to Twitter to deride the advice from the president. "Completely disconnected from the reality of the French," one user wrote. "How can someone show that much contempt, lack of empathy and ignorance in just 30 seconds?" Christophe Castaner, the head of Macron's Republic on the Move party, rejected accusations that Macron had "poorly treated the unemployed". "Is what the president said false? If you go to the Montparnasse area, you won't find that they need workers?" he asked in a television interview Sunday.


The MI5 flag flying over Thames House, Millbank, London, UK. 26/05/2017.

>MI5 opens door to interns
For many students, work experience involves little more than making tea, photocopying and answering telephones. Some, however, could soon add foiling terror attacks and exposing spies to the list. MI5, the UK's domestic intelligence agency, has started to offer 11-week paid internships at its London headquarters. The scheme is open to undergraduate students in the penultimate year of science, technology, engineering or mathematics degrees. Successful candidates will be paid about 485 pounds a week. According to MI5, interns will rotate through four "technical" areas of the agency, where IT, coding and data analysis skills are required. The agency says its most sought-after placements are likely to be in "covert technical operations" - hacking terrorists' electronic equipment. "This is a new initiative and we're investing in our future," MI5 says on its website. "Your work could make a direct impact on how we protect national security, and those who impress will be offered a permanent role upon graduation."

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