ISLAMABAD: Microsoft co founder Bill Gates reiterated the pledge of his Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation for the continued support to eliminate polio from Pakistan, in a letter written to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The event, which is hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, brings together leaders and influencers from across the world who work in various areas of social development in their respective countries.The two day event sees multiple thought leaders presenting data, case studies and keynote speeches that relate to the UN s Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals .
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed the New York ban. Supporters of the new law, which took effect immediately, predict it will lead to similar proposals across the country. "This is a real triumph for cats and the people who love them, " said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, D Manhattan, who pushed for years and who yielded to temptation when it came feline themed puns on Monday. "This has catapulted New York to a leadership position when it comes to cruelty against felines. "
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email Print iphone Send Text Message Image zoom (L R) Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton Eric Charbonneau Shutterstock Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton were all smiles while promoting their upcoming movie, Terminator: Dark Fate.While attending a film panel at Comic Con in San Diego, California on Thursday, Schwarzenegger, 71, was once again reunited with his original Terminator costar Hamilton, 62.
World s fourth richest person, Warren Buffet, is again making a huge contribution to five charities. This is one of the biggest gifts Warren Buffet is giving to charities.Warren Buffet announced on Monday that he wants to donate shares of Berkshire Hathaway Company of $3.6 billion to five charities namely, Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, Sherwood Foundation, Buffet Foundation, NoVo Foundation, and Howard G. Buffet Foundation.
Melinda Gates speaks onstage at Oprah s SuperSoul Conversations at PlayStation Theater on February 05, 2019 in New York City. Bryan Bedder Getty Images for TH PNG Melinda Gates is glad more women than ever ran for and were elected in the US midterm elections last fall.
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Linda Newman's dad Maurice Goodby passed away in February 2012, aged 83.And sadly the 59 year old 's pet dog Boomer, 12, died just three weeks ago.
ABU DHABI, 1st May, 2019 (WAM) In his official Twitter account, Bill Gates, Co chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said, "The world 's historic progress to #endpolio would not be possible without the strong commitment of partners like His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the UAE. #39; #39; Bill Gates made the remarks following the launch of the Polio Endgame Strategy 2019 2023, which will guide the programme and its partners to overcome the final hurdles to eradication and move toward sustaining a polio free future.In support of the strategy and to encourage additional commitments, a pledging event will be hosted this November at the #39;Reaching the Last Mile Forum #39; in Abu Dhabi, a gathering of leaders from across the global health space held once every two years.
Melinda Gates. Image: FlickrIt is indeed the season of memoirs. After Michelle Obama #x2019;s highly lauded Becoming, Melinda Gates is making her literary debut in a heart warming The Moment of Lift.
Melinda Gates at a panel discussion in New York in February. She is the author of a new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. John Lamparski Getty Images hide caption
Melinda Gates, the co founder of the Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, has written a new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes The World. Published this week, the book calls on readers to support women everywhere as a means to lift up society. She pulls from her lessons learned through the inspiring women she's met on her travels with the Gates Foundation, which funds projects to reduce poverty and improve global health in the developing world (and is a funder of NPR and this blog).
In her new book, "The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, " Gates explores ways in which we can uplift women in order to address the inequalities they face at work and at home. She also writes about her journey to negotiating equality in her own life, including in her marriage to billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates.She tells CNBC Make It #x27;s Jenna Goudreau that she always knew she wanted an equal partnership that wasn #x27;t constrained by the traditional gender roles and responsibilities often placed on women. "The good news, " she says, "was Bill had a mom who both was at home and working. She did many things in the community and was on several boards. "
bull; Mom lit. Today;s guest essay comes to us from Fortune;s Michal Lev Ram, who recently sat down with philanthropist and investor Melinda Gates to discuss Gates;s new book, The Moment of Lift (read the Q A here):For someone who loves books, I sure don t read that many of them. Why? Despite my best intentions to make time for literature, life with three kids (and, ahem, a job) means that other plans are usually in store for me last week s curve balls included a pink eye epidemic, which was only slightly better than The Great Lice Outbreak that afflicted my household last fall. (Don t judge.)
River blindness aka Onchocerciasis is dangerous and yet most neglected tropical skin disease in the world. It is caused by a parasitic filarial worm, Onchocerca volvulus, which is usually hosted by the blackflies ( Simulium damnosum ) which breed in fast flowing rivers. When human get bitten by the black flies, the tiny parasite gets transmitted to the body and mostly settle in nodules beneath the skin and in some instances go deep inside the muscles of the infected person. If not treated, it can stay there for up to 15 years and in worst cases, the larvae of the parasite can migrate into the eye and cause blindness.Understanding the severity of the disease, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Niramai to develop technology to detect River Blindness disease early so that patients get timely medication before they develop vision disability.
Artificial intelligence based Indian health tech company Niramai announced that it will develop an artificial intelligence (AI) based computer aided software for controlling spread of River Blindness. Niramai will leverage its innovative Thermalytix technology to detect the presence of live adult worms of Onchocerciasis, which causes river blindness and significant disability.Thermalytix is currently being applied to early stage breast cancer detection. This innovative non invasive detection method is expected to help assess the efficacy of new drugs being developed to control the disease by killing the adult worms, potentially accelerating the elimination of river blindness, which today infects over 17 million people in Africa. This project has been made possible through support from Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation.
EXTRA: How great is it returning to the world of Terminator, did you ever think you d be back?HAMILTON: Never. 27 years later