Tag Archives: World

Bill Gates and The Verge: How technology will change the world by 2030

For the month of February, Bill Gates will be guest-editing The Verge. Over the course of four weeks, Gates will be guiding us as we explore how technology will transform the lives of those in the developing world through advancements in banking, healthcare, farming, and education technology. Bill will narrate four episodes of our animated series the Big Future to ...

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World Bank seeks fund to fight Ebola

Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) — World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the global reaction to the Ebola virus outbreak is a failure, calling for a $ 20 billion fund to combat the epidemic. Top News – UPI.com

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Ebola epidemic could cost Africa $33 billion, says World Bank

Matt BradwellWASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) — The World Bank warned the economic impact of Ebola could cost up to $ 33 billion and leave worse lasting damages if world leaders fail to respond to the crisis. Top News – UPI.com

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Syrian rights groups call on world to save Kobani

October 8, 2014 8:34 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Turkish forces armoured vehicle patrols the border road in Mursitpinar, on the outskirts of Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, as fighting in nearby Kobani, Syria, intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of the Islamic State group, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (Credit: AP / Lefteris Pitarakis) Related media Obama: ‘This is ...

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The 6 Most Overrated Tourist Destinations in the World

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Vacation Planning, Financial Education By Robert McGarvey These are the places everybody talks about — “you have to go!” — and when you get there, maybe only silently inside, you find yourself grumbling: Why did I bother? It’s almost like the Yogi Berra line: Nobody goes there anymore — it’s too crowded. Except what you ...

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Spain vs. Chile, World Cup 2014: How to watch live online

Won’t be near a TV when Spain take on Chile? We can help you find it streaming live online. Spain are reeling after their destruction at the hands of the Netherlands, and they’re facing a virtual do-or-die on Wednesday when they take on Chile (3 p.m. ET, ESPN). The Chileans won their first match, so Spain will likely be on ...

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How SodaStream Is Bubbling Toward World Domination

Filed under: Company News, Earnings, Food & Beverage, Home & Garden, Investing Alamy SodaStream (SODA) isn’t getting any smaller. The company behind the popular namesake beverage platform that turns tap water into sparkling soda posted another quarter of inspired growth last week. Revenue climbed 29 percent during the period, and SodaStream now sees sales climbing 30 percent for all of ...

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An in-depth analysis of Air Bud winning World Series MVP in ‘Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch’

Perhaps you’re familiar with the Air Bud series of movies. I was reminded of them today by Bill Hanstock, who is an incredible reviewer of sports movies with comedic flaws, but today professed that he did not intend to cover the Air Bud franchise. So I wanted to bring something to your attention. The first movie, Air Bud, is an adorable work ...

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Thor tchotchkes to brighten a fan’s Dark World

Working at CNET means working with people who know how to answer the question, “Most awesome Thor-related gift, any suggestions?” I was looking for something to entertain my convalescing aunt, who’s a big Thor fan from the Jack Kirby days. She’s embraced the current Avengers series, including the Hemsworth movie despite its lack of Donald Blake, and has been counting ...

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‘Thor: The Dark World,’ movie review

What weird sorcery is this? “Thor: The Dark World” may not be thunder from the movie gods, but it is — shock! — an entertaining journey into mystery, action and fun. That wasn’t a preordained outcome. Thor’s 2011 Marvel Comics film adaptation — a crucial set-up for “The Avengers” — was a dull deal, with giant robots attacking empty southwestern ...

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