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Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US

Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US

Technology
Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an interview with The Associated Press, the couple said they're concerned about President Donald Trump's "America first" worldview. They've made known their differences with the president and his party on issues including foreign aid, taxes and protections for immigrant youth in the country illegally. And they said they're now digging into the layers of U.S. poverty that they haven't been deeply involved with at the national level, including employment, race, housing, mental health, incarceration and substance abuse. "We are...
Astronaut shocked after growing 9cm in space

Astronaut shocked after growing 9cm in space

Technology
A Japanese astronaut living on board the International Space Station has expressed his shock at growing 9cm (3.5in) since arriving in space three weeks ago.Lieutenant Norishige Kanai said on social media that he was concerned he wouldn't fit into the spacecraft that would return him to Earth.Lt Kanai, 41, was selected as an astronaut candidate by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in 2009.He launched as JAXA's crew representative on Expedition 54 to the International Space Station (ISS) in December.Lt Kanai tweeted: "Good morning, everybody. I have a major announcement today. We had our bodies measured after reaching space, and wow, wow, wow, I had actually grown by as much as 9cm!"I grew like some plant in just three weeks. Nothing like this since high school. I'm a bit worried...
Growing homeless camps contrast with West Coast tech wealth

Growing homeless camps contrast with West Coast tech wealth

Technology
In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $ 1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush. Just a day before, this corner of Ravenna Park was an illegal home for the down and out, one of 400 such encampments that have popped up in Seattle's parks, under bridges, on freeway medians and along busy sidewalks. Now, as police and social workers approached, some of the dispossessed scurried away, vanishing into a metropolis that is struggling to cope with an enormous wave of homelessness. That struggle is not Seattle's alone. A homeless crisis ...
These charts show how quickly bitcoin is growing

These charts show how quickly bitcoin is growing

Finance
As bitcoin soars to all-time highs, the pace of gains is rapidly picking up speed. For example, it took well over 1,000 days for each leg of bitcoin's climb from a few cents to $ 1,000, and from $ 1,000 to $ 2,000. But since bitcoin topped $ 2,000 for the first time this May, the digital currency has added each incremental $ 1,000 to its price in less than 100 days. Each colored band in the chart below shows how long it took for bitcoin to climb from one psychologically key level to the other. The latest climb from $ 4,000 to $ 5,000 only took about 60 days. Bitcoin is gaining $ 1,000 at a faster and faster paceSource: CNBC analysis of CoinDesk dataBitcoin hit a record high of $ 5,856.10 Friday, a sixfold increase for the year, according to CoinDesk. The digital currency now has a market c...
talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE – England rugby star Danny Care on the secrets to Eddie Jones' success, growing up with Jamie Vardy and more!

talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE – England rugby star Danny Care on the secrets to Eddie Jones' success, growing up with Jamie Vardy and more!

Sports
Danny Care has nothing but praise for Eddie JonesThursday, September 14, 2017Danny Care joined Alan Brazil and Ray Wilkins in the talkSPORT studios on Thursday morning and spoke about the huge impact Eddie Jones has had on England.England have made huge strides under the New Zealander, winning 19 out of 20 matches since he replaced Stuart Lancaster as head coach in 2016 to rise up the world rankings.Jones has made it clear from the outset his aim is to topple the mighty All Blacks and lead the Red Rose to World Cup glory and Care says it is his bullish and confident approach which is driving the squad on to greater things.The 30-year-old scrum-half said: “He has been great for us, great for me. I’ve really enjoyed working with him.“He is honest. That is his biggest thing. If you are not pl