Posts filtered by tags: Gates[x]


 

Chargers GM Tom Telesco will pause before making tough roster decisions

COSTA MESA — Chargers general manager Tom Telesco couldn’t provide concrete answers Thursday regarding the team’s 2019 roster during his annual end-of-season news conference. The Chargers have 20 pending free agents and a handful of players with one year left on their contracts heading into the offseason. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. “I need some space from the last game until we start making big decisions,” Teles...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Gm, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Keenan Allen, Gates, New England, Phillips, Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers, Costa Mesa


Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates are making a hard push for rich countries to re-invest in four key public health programs that fund inexpensive vaccines, malaria bed nets, diarrhea medicines, and healthcare for mothers and babies around the world. The couple's worried that countries like the US and UK might be "distracted" by other domestic issues right now, and that'll lead to more deaths and unrest. They argue that every $1 they put into the global health funds over the past 18 years has seen a $20 r...
Tags: UK, Nigeria, US, Trends, Bill Gates, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bill, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Gates Foundation, Foundation, Davos Switzerland, Gavi, Melinda, Copenhagen Consensus Center


A look at Birdies, the popular slipper shoe startup that just raised $8 million more from investors

Bianca Gates is a first-generation American, her parents having immigrated to the U.S. from Latin America. As such, she says, after waitressing her way through college at UC Irvine, she was expected to get a safe job with a 401(k) plan and to live with her parents until she was married. Things haven’t gone exactly that way, but one can imagine Gates’s parents feeling pretty satisfied with their daughter’s trajectory nevertheless. The reason: Gates, along with cofounder Marisa Sharkey, are the co...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Instagram, Stanford, China, Sacramento, San Francisco, Tech, Mtv, Venture Capital, Manhattan, Harry, Latin America, Gates, Viacom


Melinda Gates reveals a disturbing US trend that will be highlighted in her 2019 annual letter

Bill and Melinda Gates are getting ready to unveil their annual letter for 2019. This year, Gates told Business Insider that one of the topics highlighted will be the disturbing rising trend of maternal deaths in the US. Each year, 700 women die due to pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes. The rate per 100,000 births is steadily going up, and it's the worst of any developed country. The US has the worst death rate for women during childbirth of any developed country. More than 700 w...
Tags: US, Trends, United States, Bill Gates, Npr, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, Alyson Shontell, Business Insider Gates, National Geographic Black, Bill Melinda Gates Organization Gates


MELINDA GATES: We're getting closer to wiping several deadly diseases off the face of the earth, but we could easily blow it

In 2000 Melinda and Bill Gates launched the Gates Foundation. Since then, they've spent a chunk of their fortune tackling some of the world's biggest problems. More than $45 billion has been poured into their organization. One of those problems is that millions of children under age 5 are dying from preventable health issues and diseases. This is particularly true in impoverished areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks in part to big global health initiatives, the number of deaths has gone down sig...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Africa, US, Trends, United States, Bill Gates, Bangladesh, Un, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, British Airways, Gates Foundation, Nairobi, Gavi


Bill and Melinda Gates say they've found something better at curbing immigration than a wall

According to the Gates Foundation, fewer babies and toddlers are dying than ever before: the global mortality rate for children under five has declined by more than 50% since 1990. This is mostly because of better public-health initiatives: more vaccines, polio eradication efforts, and better maternal and child healthcare. But the Gates' are worried that as rich countries turn "inward," they'll stop funding some life-saving health campaigns around the world, making the globe less peaceful and ...
Tags: UK, China, India, Africa, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Bill, Vietnam, Melinda Gates, Usaid, Gates, Gates Foundation


What comes next after drama-filled 2018 season for Chargers?

Keenan Allen stalled as he slowly put on his “Slayer” merchandise. The Chargers’ wide receiver began to promote his clothing line by showing a gray beanie to the horde of media surrounding his locker. Allen was selling, but maybe he was buying time. Allen was still in shock and not prepared to provide answers for an embarrassing 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots Sunday that ended the Chargers’ season with a thud. Time was up. Allen put on the beanie and faced the music. Sign up for Home Tu...
Tags: London, Sports, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Wembley Stadium, Tennessee, Chargers, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Nfc


A $350 toilet powered by worms may be the ingenious future of sanitation that Bill Gates has been dreaming about

Worm toilets require no traditional flushing and aren't hooked up to a sewer system — instead, worms compost human waste. More than 4,000 such "Tiger Toilets" have been installed to date across India, in homes of people who were previously defecating in the open. The worm toilets smell a lot better than a pit latrine, and don't breed mosquitoes either. Here's how a $350 toilet powered by worms could change the world and save lives.  Worms may not have spines, but they're doing some back-break...
Tags: India, Trends, Uganda, Beijing, Bill Gates, World Bank, Bill, Usaid, Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, Grohe, OAK, India Myanmar, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, American Standard, Dalal


Alexander: Strong Chargers’ season ends with an abysmal day against Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A helpful Patriots fan draped a banner over the field railing at Gillette Stadium before Sunday’s game. It read: “Ready The Gun Powdah.” For what? To put the visiting Chargers out of their misery? This dreary afternoon, this 48-21 beatdown by New England in the AFC Divisional Round, was like playing Madden and setting it to “extreme embarrassment” level. This was a Chargers defense, so competent last week against a multi-dimensional rookie quarterback, reduced to pylons and b...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady, Melvin Gordon, Philip Rivers, Jackson, Kansas City, Rivers, Baltimore, NFL Network


Antonio Gates doesn’t want his Chargers career to end with loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A year ago as his season ended, Antonio Gates said he wanted to return for another year and talked of his goal of getting to a Super Bowl. He may have been one of the few convinced that could happen as a Charger. And after being brought back in because of Hunter Henry’s injury, and being part of a team that got within two victories of Atlanta, the 38-year-old Gates indicated Sunday afternoon he’d like at least one more crack at it, as a Charger. Sign up for Home Turf and get...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Baltimore, Antonio Gates, Gates, New England, Hunter, Alexander


Patriots QB Tom Brady had no trouble against Chargers’ defensive scheme

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Chargers surprised the Baltimore Ravens by playing seven defensive backs for most of last week’s AFC wild-card playoff game. Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley didn’t cook up anything out of the ordinary against the New England Patriots for Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game. The Chargers started with a zone defense, a coverage that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has seen for years. Brady gladly took what the defense gave him, and had no trouble beating the co...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Edelman, Rivers, Keenan Allen, Gates, Baltimore Ravens, James, Patriots


Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $94.8 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is the world's second-richest person, sitting on an estimated net worth of about $95 billion, according to Forbes. It's hard to im...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Washington, Trends, Bill Gates, Bill, Kylie Jenner, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Forbes, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Breakthrough Energy, Forbes While, Jay Z Bill Gates, Business Insider Gates


Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in financing from two big industry backers — Chevron and Occidental Petroleum — to bring its products to market. The undisclosed amount of capital Carbon Engineering raised from the investment arms of two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies — Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Chevron Tech...
Tags: Energy, TC, Microsoft, Climate Change, California, Tech, Renewable Energy, Chemistry, Nature, Bill Gates, Oil And Gas, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Chemicals, Energy Storage, Michael Bloomberg


The ‘Collusion’ Debate Ended Last Night

As I signaled last night, the seemingly accidental redaction error in the Manafort legal filing combined with the news published mid-evening by The New York Times is one of the biggest revelations in more than two years of the Trump/Russia scandal. It’s bigger than the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, though the two cases can’t be fully understood without reference to each other. Just as importantly, these new revelations combined with earlier reports effectively end the debate about whether th...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Office, Time, US, Dnc, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Kremlin, Times, Donald Trump, Gates, Trump, Josh Marshall


Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings where Bill Gates kept an office (MSFT)

Microsoft began a planned demolition of some of the oldest buildings on its corporate campus in Redmond, Washington.  The demolition is part of Microsoft's project to renovate its decades-old corporate campus. 10 sledgehammer wielding Microsoft employees won the right to take the first swings at tearing down one of the old buildings. While Amazon and Apple ramp up to open major new campuses, Microsoft has opted instead to massively renovate and expand its 500-acre headquarters in Redmond, Was...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Beyonce, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Bill, Seattle, Gates, Redmond, GeekWire, Redmond Washington, Lake Bill, Matthew Whilden, Whilden


Chargers QB Philip Rivers gets his long-awaited opportunity against Patriots

BALTIMORE – Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers waited 11 years for another opportunity to play the New England Patriots in the postseason. The opportunity finally arrived on Sunday, and it was delivered after rookie linebacker Uchenna Nwosu’s game-clinching strip sack that assured the Chargers of a 23-17 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in a wild-card playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe her...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Rivers, Baltimore, Hall of Fame, Antonio Gates, Gates, New England, Baltimore Ravens


Penn State Holds Off Minnesota for 4-2 Win

MINNEAPOLIS – While special teams were better compared to last week, the Golden Gophers now need to figure out how to score some even-strength goals. They managed to get one on Friday night, but untimely defensive mistakes allowed the 9th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions to take control of the game in the second period, and they went on to beat Minnesota 4-2 at 3M Arena at Mariucci in front of 7,375 fans. It was a better overall effort for the Gophers, but head coach Bob Motzko was quick to...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sport, PSU, Hockey, Gates, Penn State, Gophers, Ramsey, Nittany Lions, Robson, Minn, Mariucci, Penn State Nittany Lions, Golden Gophers, Peyton Jones


The case for a teachers’ strike in LAUSD

In the last step before United Teachers of Los Angeles could legally strike against the Los Angeles Unified School District, the California Public Employment Relations Board heard both parties and issued its recommendations for a settlement. While one wouldn’t know it from LAUSD’s statements, taken as a whole the report largely amounts to a lawyers’ brief in favor of UTLA’s positions. LAUSD triumphantly announced that the report “is consistent with” its September offer to UTLA. Yet the only majo...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gates, Austin Beutner, Weinberg, UTLA, Guest Commentary, Vivian Ekchian, Glenn Sacks, United Teachers of Los Angeles, David A Weinberg, Vern Gates


Is LexBlog making the blogging dream come true?

At the end of each year Bill Gates takes stock of his life and his work. This year, Gates shared his thoughts with us on his blog, Gates Notes. Every Christmas when I was a kid, my parents would send out a card with an update on what the family was up to. Dad’s law firm is growing, Mom’s volunteer work is going strong, the girls are doing well in school, Bill is a handful. Some people think it is corny, but I like the tradition. These days, at the end of each year, I still enjoy taking s...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Warren Buffett, Bill, Gates, Dad, Lexblog, Melinda, Steve Balmer


As China Option Fades, Bill Gates Urges US To Take the Lead in Nuclear Power, For the Good of the Planet (slashdot)

In his year-end letter, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says his to-do list for 2019 includes persuading U.S. leaders to regain America's leading role in nuclear energy research and embrace advanced nuclear technologies such as the concept being advanced by his own TerraPower venture. From a report: "The world needs to be working on lots of solutions to stop climate change," Gates wrote in the wide-ranging letter, released Saturday night. "Advanced nuclear is one, and I hope to persuade U.S. lea...
Tags: News, Microsoft, China, America, United States, Bill Gates, Gates, Trump, Msmash


Bill Gates says the US has lost its global leadership in nuclear power, and needs to 'get in the game'

Bill Gates published a blog post in which he reflected on the last 12 months and shared his thoughts about the year to come.  In the post, Gates said he believes the US must spend more on nuclear energy research in order to regain its global leadership leadership in that area.  Burning fossil fuels causes global temperatures to rise. Renewable energy sources don't emit the same heat-trapping gases, but Gates said breakthroughs in solar and wind energy won't be enough. Gates and other billionai...
Tags: Amazon, China, US, Trends, Ipcc, Earth, United States, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Trump, Unfortunately America, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, China Gates


As China Option Fades, Bill Gates Urges US To Take the Lead in Nuclear Power, For the Good of the Planet

In his year-end letter, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says his to-do list for 2019 includes persuading U.S. leaders to regain America's leading role in nuclear energy research and embrace advanced nuclear technologies such as the concept being advanced by his own TerraPower venture. From a report: "The world needs to be working on lots of solutions to stop climate change," Gates wrote in the wide-ranging letter, released Saturday night. "Advanced nuclear is one, and I hope to persuade U.S. lea...
Tags: Microsoft, China, America, Tech, United States, Bill Gates, Gates, Trump


As China option fades, Bill Gates urges U.S. to take the lead in nuclear power, for the good of the planet

In his year-end letter, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says his to-do list for 2019 includes persuading U.S. leaders to regain America’s leading role in nuclear energy research and embrace advanced nuclear technologies such as the concept being advanced by his own TerraPower venture. “The world needs to be working on lots of solutions to stop climate change,” Gates wrote in the wide-ranging letter, released Saturday night. “Advanced nuclear is one, and I hope to persuade U.S. leaders to get int...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, China, America, Bill Gates, Gates


Theaster Gates Is a Toast of the Fashion and Art Circuit

During Art Basel for his latest exhibition, the artist talked style and race, and recalled his run-in with a surprisingly un-diva-like Naomi Campbell.
Tags: Art, News, Art Basel, Gates, Blacks, Prada Foundation, Theaster, Art Circuit


24 must-read books that Bill Gates recommended in 2018

We've rounded up Bill Gates' many book recommendations in 2018. Over the past year, Gates gave his stamp of approval to more than 20 titles, including two books on meditation. In addition to science and data-driven stories, the list features popular books like Trevor Noah’s memoir, "Born a Crime," and John Green's "Turtles All the Way Down." Bill Gates isn't shy about recommending books. As an avid reader, he's given his stamp of approval to hundreds of titles, including some unlikely be...
Tags: America, Trends, Netflix, Bill Gates, Army, University of Cambridge, Trevor Noah, John Green, Gates, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Elizabeth, Holmes, Westover, Army of None, Sunny Balwani


How Trump Has Treated His Former Associates Caught Up In Mueller Probe

President Trump is no master of subtlety. Especially when it comes to the special counsel’s Russia investigation, he usually just comes right out and shares his take in a pre-dawn tweet or Fox News interview. So it’s instructive to see what the President has said about his associates caught up in Robert Mueller’s probe — most of whom have offered some degree of cooperation — and how his attitude toward them has changed over time. Given Trump’s perspective that cooperating with the government “al...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Fox, Gop, Fox News, Mafia, Republican, Gates, Michael, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, George, Flynn, Cohen, Michael Cohen


Trump Corruption Scandals Begin To Revolve Around His Inauguration

As far as presidential inaugurations go, Trump’s has turned out to be quintessentially Trumpian – unprecedentedly expensive, and now under investigation by Manhattan federal prosecutors over pay-for-play and misallocation of funds allegations. But the inaugural committee’s legal troubles have the potential to tie the myriad Trump administration scandals together – linking investigations into GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy’s alleged pay-for-play schemes with allegations of Trump campaign collus...
Tags: Facebook, News, Obama, China, Russia, Qatar, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Manhattan, Romania, Gates, Uae, Cruz, Seychelles, Trump


Trump’s Inauguration Paid Trump’s Company — With Ivanka In The Middle

As the inaugural committee planned the landmark celebration, internal concerns were raised about whether Trump’s Washington hotel was overcharging for event space. The spending could be a violation of the law. When it came out this year that President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised and spent unprecedented amounts, people wondered where all that money went. It turns out one beneficiary was Trump himself. The inauguration paid the Trump Organization for rooms, meals and event space ...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, California, Washington, White House, Virginia, Fbi, New York Times, Sheldon Adelson, Manhattan, Parliament, Lincoln Center, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Gates


The Current State Of Trump-Related Investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly three dozen people charged by special counsel Robert Mueller and unanswered questions about what may lie ahead for the president — labeled “Individual-1” in court papers — and his administrati...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Virginia, Russia, Paypal, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Moscow, Manhattan


Prosecutors Ramp Up Probe Into Foreign Lobbying By Firms Tied To Manafort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spinning off from the special counsel’s Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation had been quiet for months since special counsel Robert Mueller referred it to authorities in Manhattan because it fell outside his mandate of determining whether the Trump campaign coordinated with ...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Washington, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Ap, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, Manhattan, Associated Press, Brussels, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Justice Department