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The CEO of The Gates Foundation says we’re approaching a dangerous tipping point in global poverty. We still have time to reverse it.

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Jack Taylor/Getty Images The United Nations wants to put an end to extreme poverty by 2030, which would mean everyone in the world lives on more than $1.90 a day. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is keeping tabs on how the world’s doing on that goal in its second annual report. It’s not as sunny as last year’s report. Bill and Melinda Gates warn that we must focus more on women to maintain gains in health and education around the world. Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann spoke to Business Insider about the urgent new report.   Bill Gates likes to tout […]

There’s no going back now: YouTube fully commits to vertical video with new ad format

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If you weren’t sure about vertical video before, you can be sure about it now. Vertical videos aren’t going anywhere. YouTube just announced last week that they are rolling out a new vertical video ad format.  SEE ALSO: YouTube lets parents handpick videos their kids can see According to the company, “more than 70 percent of YouTube watch time happens on mobile devices” and because of that YouTube acknowledges “it’s important to adapt to their viewing behaviors.” Companies and brands will now have the option to upload vertical videos and run video advertisements that will conform to a viewers mobile […]

The Cure announce another festival date for 2019

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Their fellow headliners will be Foo Fighters and Mumford And Sons The Cure’s Robert Smith plays his self-curated Meltdown Festival in 2018 The Cure have revealed the latest of their planned headline slots for the 2019 festival season. Having previously promised to play “around 20 festivals” next year, the band have now been announced as the bill-toppers at Hurricane Festival in Scheessel, Germany. They have already been confirmed for Rock Werchter in Belgium. The announcement was made […] The post The Cure announce another festival date for 2019 appeared first on NME. Read more: nme.com

A ‘bee highway’ is being created in Detroit, and it could help offset the dangerous decline of honeybees

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Brian Peterson-Roest The nonprofit Bees in the D is managing a network of beehives in Detroit to offset the decline of honeybees. Honeybee populations have declined dramatically for most of the past decade. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that honeybees pollinate about $15 billion of crops each year. Bees in the D, which launched two years ago, currently operates 102 hives. Half of them are within the city limits, and they reach as far as Canada. Brian Peterson-Roest, the nonprofit’s co-founder and CEO, told Business Insider that his team is building a “bee highway” to bring hives to nearby […]

5 Marketing Tips for Your Retail Store

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With retail stores projected to come back on the up and up in 2018 and beyond, entrepreneurs that adapt to a changing industry and customer base have huge potential for business growth. Get creative with marketing campaigns both online and in-store, so you can drive business, grow foot traffic, and increase new and existing customer purchases to maximize your retail profits. 1. Target your advertisements locally. Especially when it comes to your small business, think where and how you can target customers locally. Use local newspapers, partner with other small businesses, and incentivize customers for referring friends and neighbors. If […]

Hurricane Maria: Dr. Santiago’s Story

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It had been eighty years since the last major hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico. When notice of Hurricane Maria came through, many on the island didn’t know what to expect, including Dr. Hector Santiago, a practicing optometrist and professor at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. “The main problem was the inability to know what was happening as there was no way to communicate,” said Dr. Santiago. In the aftermath of the hurricane, communities began their journey to rebuild. The necessities came first with lines quickly forming to get things like cash and water. “The incredible thing was […]

Google Lets Advertisers Copy Column Preferences to the New Google Ads by @MattGSouthern

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Google is making it possible for advertisers to copy column preferences from the classic Google Ads to the new version. The post Google Lets Advertisers Copy Column Preferences to the New Google Ads by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Read more: tracking.feedpress.it

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

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Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and more is to come. Read more: foxnews.com

World’s oldest woman says long life is punishment from God; Remembers one happy day…

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Nicki Minaj, Cardi B beef surges with viral Twitter hashtag

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Twitter users are blaming Nicki Minaj left and right for stopping their bag (aka keeping them from making money). But the viral hashtag #NickiStoppedMyBag isn’t a dig at Minaj—it’s throwing shade at her fellow New York rapper Cardi B, and Nicki herself is egging it on. The beef between the two rappers, of course, came to head in a skirmish at New York Fashion Week earlier this month. After launching her shoe in Nicki’s direction at the Harper’s Bazaar party, Cardi left with a huge bruise. She followed up with an Instagram post directed at Nicki, accusing her of keeping her from […]