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World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

“Ireland’s health minister, Simon Harris, called the appointment “offensive, bizarre.” ”Mugabe corruption decimates Zimbabwe health care,” tweeted the head of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth” writes Associated Press for sun-sentinel.com. The head of the U.N. health agency has revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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A new class of billionaire philanthropists are coming out of media and tech

“But many new philanthropists appear less interested in naming a business school after themselves than in changing the world” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. With names like Soros, Gates, Bloomberg, Mercer, Koch and Zuckerberg, these new megadonors are upending long-established norms in the staid world of big philanthropy. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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GEORGE FRIEDMAN: Here’s the US’s biggest vulnerability in NAFTA negotiations

“US agriculture exports to Mexico have nearly quintupled since NAFTA started, amounting to $17.9 billion last year” writes George Friedman for businessinsider.com. For a few years, before the US shale revolution and the fall of oil prices, oil production was a boon to the Canadian economy. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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England wonderkid Sancho makes history with Dortmund debut

“Dortmund, however, called back their new signing after he marked England’s World Cup debut with two goals against Chile, and picked him on the bench for Saturday’s clash against Eintracht Frankfurt” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. The youngster, playing alongside fellow wonderkid Christian Pulisic, looked bright on his debut, and came close to sealing all three points for Dortmund with an effort that was saved in the dying seconds. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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San Juan mayor: Trump living in ‘alternative reality world’

“President Trump is living in an “alternative reality world” after he gave his administration a 10 out of 10 rating for its hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, the mayor of San Juan said” writes Kara Zupkus for washingtonexaminer.com. In an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said Friday she would give the administration “a 1” out of 10 rating, adding “the administration has been unresponsive.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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The US is the only developed country on a list of nations with the highest pollution-related deaths — here are the top 10

“Here are the countries with the highest number of pollution-related deaths in the world:” writes Brennan Weiss for businessinsider.com. While the top 10 countries with the highest death tolls were reported mostly in Asia, a few countries outside the region appeared on the list, including the US and a few African nations.The report marks the first attempt to pull together data on disease and death caused by all forms of pollution combined.Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war…

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Joyrce, Page and Hutchinson to make debuts on important night for Haye

“Olympian Joe Joyce, MMA fighter Michael Page and young prospect Willy Hutchinson have all been signed by former two-weight world champion David Haye, whose Hayemaker Promotion makes a return to television on free-to-air channel Dave” writes Martin Hines for independent.co.uk. Scottish amateur starlet Willy Hutchinson was the third fighter signed by Haye, and he too opens his account on Dave against Hungarian journeyman Attila Tibor Nagy. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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