Facebook founder, Zuckerberg, pledges $3 bn to banish disease
Wednesday pledged $3 billion over the next decade to help banish or
manage all disease, pouring some of the Facebook founder’s fortune into
a San Francisco event announcing the effort of the Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative established by the couple.
had their daughter Max late last year. Shortly after, they pledged to
donate 99 percent of their Facebook holdings or some $45 billion to
“advance human potential and promote equality.”
their goal is to cure all disease, or at least turn catastrophic
illnesses from terminal to manageable or preventable within their
World Peace Day: Ambode charges Lagosians to shun violence
As the world marked the International Peace Day, Lagos State Governor,
Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday charged Lagosians to shun all acts of
violence and embrace mediation as a mean of conflict resolution.
governor said while shunning violence, they should embrace peaceful
means of resolving disputes by collaborating with government to build
blocks for peace through a non-violence path in resolving differences,
stressing that violence did not build peace but rather destroys and
Ambode, who attributed the steady progress in
the state to the peaceful co-existence of residents, said that the
state government had established the Citizens Mediation Centre, CMC, to
ensure sustained harmony among over 22 million heterogeneous residents.
a the 2016 International Day of Peace organised by the Lagos State
CMC,in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, he charged Lagosians to do everything
possible to eschew violence, as the state had the potentials to
experience continuous turnaround development, if the peaceful
coexistence in the state was sustained.
“Peace is germane to any
society that wants to develop. Peace is very important to the state
government, it is very important to all the stakeholders in the state to
live peacefully. It is not only to ensure peaceful co-existence but to
ensure that we guarantee the safety of lives of the residents,” he said.
Google launches app to rival WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger
mobile messaging market, with a new artificial intelligence-powered
Allo app that seeks to compete with popular rivals such as WhatsApp and
predictive software drew immediate criticism from privacy advocates who
argued it could open up user data to law enforcement — with former US
intelligence contractor Edward Snowden warning people not to use it.
“You no longer need to leave a
conversation with friends just to grab an address, share your favorite
YouTube video, or pick a dinner spot,” Google said in a blog post.
find information, and express yourself more easily in chat. And the more
you use it, the more it improves over time,” Google said.
29 dead after boat carrying 600 African migrants capsize
A boat carrying 600 migrants has capsized off the Egyptian coast near Kafr al-Sheikh, the Egyptian military said Wednesday.
150 people have been rescued and authorities have retrieved at least 29
bodies so far, the country’s state media reported.
Officials haven’t said where the boat was headed to.
migrants are leaving African countries in large numbers for Europe,
often in rickety boats on perilous voyages that regularly turn fatal.
Tuesday, the Egyptian military arrested 68 people on a boat trying to
make its way to Europe. They were captured off the coast of Matrouh.
week, the country’s navy thwarted two attempts by people trying to
cross from Egypt to Europe. More than 400 would-be migrants from various
nationalities were arrested in that operation.