says Latin America is wealthier but unequal A global report from the U.N. Development Programme says that in order to face up to protests, including those in Latin America, governments must address inequality not just in income, but also education, technology and environmentLatin America has significantly reduced poverty over the last two decades. “Inequality in a context of economic growth, as there had been, generated aspirations that haven't been satisfied,” Luis López-Calva, the UNDP's director for Latin America and the Caribbean, said in an interview with the Associated Press. Latin America is the second most unequal region in the world, after sub-Saharan Africa, said López-Calva, despite the fact that poverty was halved in the quarter century through 2015. Bolivia is one of the countries that recently entered the UNDP's group of countries with high human development, joining Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil. Argentina and Uruguay are in the UNDP's category with very high human development along with Chile, which has the region's highest ranking.
December 09, 2019 18:55 UTC
Passive Income Words In Notepad At Desk GettyThe way to break through that ceiling is to develop strategies to earn passive income. The 4 Ways to Earn Passive Income by Working SmarterNicole Walters Nicole WaltersNicole Walters’ core service – and the one that launched her into business full-time – is $1K1Day. Truth Moment: Passive Income Isn’t Really Passive – At Least Not CompletelyThis is a surprising admission from a woman who has built a business based on the concept of creating passive income sources. But Nicole Walters learned an important plot twist – passive income is not necessarily passive, especially at the beginning. Passive income is never passive in the formation phase.
December 09, 2019 17:03 UTC
GettyAutomakers worldwide are ramping up to produce a coming fleet of electric and gas/electric hybrid vehicles, but the question in the U.S. remains whether they will ever become mainstream vehicles. It doesn’t help that there seems to be a culpable lack of enthusiasm from both automakers and dealers in selling electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles here. As for the cost factor, it doesn’t help that Congress has yet to extend or amend the current federal incentives for purchasing an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. One-time federal tax credits of between $3,500 and $7,500 were enacted in 2010 to help spur sales of plug-in vehicles. “Dwindling incentives and static or loosening emission standards have failed to push more Americans to consider electric vehicles."
December 09, 2019 16:52 UTC
Key art for the EverQuest II: Blood of Luclin expansion. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say EverQuest II is one of the most content-rich MMOs on the market. When EverQuest II first launched the moon was in ruins and completely destroyed. Sanctus Seru from EverQuest II: Blood of Luclin. The Aurelian Bog from EverQuest II: Blood of Luclin.
December 09, 2019 16:52 UTC
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Getty ImagesMexico’s stock market and its economy has been somewhat of a laggard thanks to two things. The other is Nancy Pelosi’s potential for holding up the new Nafta in order to avoid giving President Trump a win. Although the old school Nafta deal is still in place, Mexico’s economy has not benefited at all from a strong U.S. economy. Stalling on this trade deal will not make things better for AMLO, whose popularity is slipping. “I think people continue to believe that there’s going to be a (China) deal because they think it’s rational, ‘Why not do a deal?
December 09, 2019 16:41 UTC
American economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker smokes a cigar as he testifies ... [+] before the House Banking Committee, Washington DC, February 19, 1986. (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images) Getty ImagesPaul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve Chairman credited with bringing down sky-high U.S. inflation in the early 1980s, has died at the age of 92. U.S. inflation peaked at nearly 15% in 1980 before sharp increases in borrowing costs from the Federal Reserve, which allowed it to tame inflation for the foreseeable future. Prior to that role, Volcker had been president of the influential New York Fed. Volcker did not have a doctorate in economics, but first served the Federal Reserve as an economist from 1952 until 1957.
December 09, 2019 15:57 UTC
The legacy “data center as the center of the universe” network and network security architecture are obsolete and has become an inhibitor to the needs of digital business. Gartner coins a new term for the future of security and networks, SASE (pronounced sassy), Secure Access Service Edge. But both will face fundamental challenges to build out Gartner’s vision for the future of network security. Palo Alto Networks is a leading security vendor by market cap with a valuation of $22 billion. You can’t take the legacy boxes and stick them in a cloud and say it’s cloud security,” Chaudhry chided.
December 09, 2019 15:11 UTC
(CNN) At least one person has died and an unknown number are missing after a volcano on New Zealand's popular White Island tourist destination erupted Monday. Speaking at a press conference Monday, New Zealand National Operation Commander Deputy Commissioner John Tims said the fatality was a person who had already been evacuated from the island. Tims said that there could be more than 20 people still on the island who had not been heard from since the eruption. "At this stage it is too dangerous for police and rescue services to go on to the island... the island is currently covered in ash and volcanic material," he said. Tims said in a statement that fewer than 50 people were believed to have been on the island at the time of the eruption and about 23 had already been evacuated.
December 09, 2019 03:43 UTC
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., received $1.9 million from private legal work during her time as a law professor stretching back three decades, according to a release by her campaign. The work, since 1986, included fees from large corporate clients, her campaign said in the release. Buttigieg and his campaign responded that Warren should release past tax returns that detail her work for corporate clients. “Sure, why not?” she told The Associated Press in an interview ahead of a town hall campaign event in Charleston, South Carolina. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
December 09, 2019 03:22 UTC
Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, poses at ... [+] his apartment in New York, in this Feb. 25, 2003 file photo. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday in his eighth try. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) ASSOCIATED PRESSThe National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 has its first two electees, and both of them had an endless wait. It is an insult to baseball fans, historians, sportswriters, and especially to those baseball players who sacrificed and brought the game into the 21st century. “I can’t even begin to tell you what Marvin Miller means to me and family,” Simmons said.
December 09, 2019 03:11 UTC
(CNN) It's something that girls and young women in western countries can't imagine: missing school, even dropping out, because of their periods. Freweini Mebrahtu has dedicated her life to keeping girls in school by designing a reusable menstrual pad and trying to end the cultural stigma around the issue -- and because of her work, she has been named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year"I don't even know what to say," Mebrahtu said when receiving the award. "I am so humbled and grateful for CNN ... this is for all the girls and women everywhere. Online voters selected Mebrahtu as the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year award from among the Top 10 CNN Heroes finalistsMebrahtu -- who is from Ethiopia and studied chemical engineering in the US -- designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad in 2005. Nearly 800,000 girls and women have benefited from her work.
December 09, 2019 03:00 UTC
Washington (CNN) Attorney General William Barr counseled President Donald Trump that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has become a liability for his administration, The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing people familiar with the conversations. In one instance, the Post said, Barr warned Trump that Giuliani was not serving him well as his lawyer, according to one person with knowledge of the situation. Giuliani has long stirred alarm among the President's advisers who worry his foreign business dealings often make it unclear who he is representing, people familiar with the situation told the Post. The concerns, the newspaper said, have escalated since Giuliani emerged as a key player in the House impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine. CNN previously reported that investigators have been looking into Giuliani's business dealings in Ukraine and have dug into everything from possible financial entanglements with alleged corrupt Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence concerns raised by some of those business ties, according to people briefed on the matter.
December 09, 2019 02:48 UTC
Ottawa-based YouTuber Elle Mills is known for her elaborate but wholesome pranks, which she’s been chronicling on YouTube for the past five years. She’s amassed a following of 1.8 million people on the platform, making videos from her parents’ home. So, she rented out a huge billboard to say goodbye to Ottawa. It will stay up there for a month, she said in the video she posted on YouTube of her departure. The video had almost 600,00 views few days after Mills posted it on Dec. 5.
December 09, 2019 02:37 UTC
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Dr. Manhattan in HBO’s “Watchmen.” (Mark Hill / HBO)AdvertisementMy mind is still reeling. When did you find out that Cal was Dr. Manhattan? With the news that I was Dr. Manhattan, things got so much sweeter. What was your process of preparing to play Dr. Manhattan, since he’s such an iconic character in this universe? There were so many opinions about Dr. Manhattan, so many rules about what kind of person he is.
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December 09, 2019 02:37 UTC
Before they answered that question, the talk was about how Leonard went to work in producing 34 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. And from listening to Leonard and coach Doc Rivers, it sounded as if the 6-foot-7 forward would sit out against the Pacers. “And I thought that’s what kind of got everybody into a rhythm early and it just kind of carried us through the game. It’ll always be a significance coming back to Indiana.”Rivers was asked whether Leonard and George would play against the Pacers. We just don’t know which one yet.”Walton came up big for the Clippers during his 12 minutes of playing time.
Source:Los Angeles Times
December 09, 2019 02:06 UTC