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US-China trade war imperils efforts to beat poverty, warns Bill Gates

The Guardian 19 Sep 2019
Microsoft billionaire says economic strife undermines ‘world’s ability to work together’ The ongoing trade battle between the US and China poses a major threat to efforts to tackle inequality and poverty, according to billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates....

Tucson World War II veterans invited to free luncheon

Tucson 19 Sep 2019
Author, philanthropist and World War II veteran Carl Haupt and a charity he helps support are hosting a luncheon for WWII veterans on Nov. 7, 2019 ... ....

DNA Edit: Gates’ recognition – Don’t mix Modi’s sanitation push with Kashmir

DNA India 19 Sep 2019
Microsoft founder and one of the world’s leading philanthropists, Bill Gates, explained the logic for deciding to award Primr Minister Modi at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards on September 24 and 25. The award was influenced by the fact that the Modi government has worked to provide sanitation to at least 500 million people ... ....

Fossil Fuel Divestment Has 'Zero' Climate Impact, Says Bill Gates

Slashdot 18 Sep 2019
Climate activists are wasting their time lobbying investors to ditch fossil fuel stocks, according to Bill Gates, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder who is one of the world's most prominent philanthropists. Those who want to change the world would do better to put ......

New Abu Dhabi play highlights plight of refugees

The National 18 Sep 2019
A new Abu Dhabi play is bringing home the harsh reality of life as a refugee to a UAE audience. Flight tells the story of two young brothers from Afghanistan attempting to make their way to Europe ... Read More ... Emirati philanthropist calls for 'new era of giving'. “There are few parts of the world that are as intensely multi-cultural as Abu Dhabi ... SHARE. ....

Papa Doug Manchester Agrees to Match Every Dollar up to $1 Million to Help the Bahamas

The Record 18 Sep 2019
SAN DIEGO, Sept ... "We cannot afford to let the Bahamas collapse ... Since its inception, the Manchester Charitable Foundation has donated over $70 million to various organizations throughout the world. The foundation encourages other businesses, civic and social leaders, and philanthropists to join in giving grants and contributions to those in need ... .......

How billionaire philanthropy provides reproductive health care when politicians won’t

Vox 17 Sep 2019
This is how we’ve arrived at a point where Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, two of the biggest philanthropists in ... If you could snap your fingers and rid the world of billionaire philanthropists instantly, hundreds of millions of women worldwide would lose access to contraception....

Bill Gates Says $11 Trillion Anti-Oil Push Isn’t Working

Oil Price 17 Sep 2019
Gates, one of the world’s leading philanthropists, is telling the climate brigade that they would be better off abandoning their divestment crusades and instead encouraging investments in alternatives such as disruptive technologies that will slow carbon emissions. How many tons of carbon emissions has the divestment crusade reduced… ... ....

Why Is Keren Hayesod Honoring Vladimir Putin?

The Algemeiner 17 Sep 2019
On September 17, the very same day that Israelis will be choosing their new prime minister, Keren Hayesod will be bringing the world’s foremost Jewish philanthropists to meet the man who has kept Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in power as he has repeatedly gassed innocent Arab children....

Jericho teen honored for profile of woman who helped concentration camp victims

Newsday 17 Sep 2019
Dong, then an eighth-grader at Jericho Middle School, researched the horrific medical experiments inflicted at Ravensbrück, an all-female concentration camp run by the Nazis in northern Germany during World War II, and learned about Caroline Ferriday, the American philanthropist who helped the victims recover from their injuries....

Getting to know famous people through their (now historic) houses

The Los Angeles Times 17 Sep 2019
What makes a house a home is personal. It’s stuff, the flotsam and jetsam of a life well lived, creating a portrait that a stark museum can’t conjure ... (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times) ... Advertisement. Info ... Info ... This desert retreat of philanthropist and diplomat Walter Annenberg and his wife Lenore is now a meeting place where world leaders can convene ... ....

“911!” The Book Amazon May Not Want Americans to Read

Dissident Voice 17 Sep 2019
Buffett, in 2010 formed The Giving Pledge (TGP), a group of now over 200 super-rich philanthropists from around the world whose pledge is “a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back [and] to help ......

US experts hail Trump's decision on joining Modi in Houston for 'Howdy, Modi!'

The Times of India 16 Sep 2019
"It will be a great opportunity to emphasise the strong ties between the people of the United States and India, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the world's oldest and largest democracies, and to discuss ways to deepen their energy and trade relationship," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said....

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