The African youth boom: what's worrying Bill Gates | Polly Toynbee

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Now generation Global development Interview Polly Toynbee The philanthropist warns that stability in Africa makes a huge difference to the world, and that investing in the health and education of its young people is vital Play Video 4:48 Bill Gates: ‘Trump is open-minded’ – Läs mer…

Delays to FOBT curbs will cost Treasury more than £100m – report

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fixed-odds betting terminals Slashing highest-permitted stake from £100 to £2 could be postponed until 2020 Treasury officials are thought to be concerned about the impact the policy will have on tax revenues from FOBTs. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA The Treasury will lose more than £100m Läs mer…

Somalia under renewed scrutiny over FGM after two more young girls die

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Women’s rights and gender equality Global development Death of sisters aged 10 and 11 undermines hopes of change inspired by announcement of landmark prosecution Aasiyo Abdi Warsame, 10, and her 11-year-old sister, Khadijo, bled to death after undergoing FGM in Puntland’s Galdogob district. Photograph: Läs mer…

Economic justice is the very bedrock of Christian faith | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Justin Welby Economic justice is the very bedrock of Christian faith Readers respond to Simon Jenkins’ article on the archbishop of Canterbury’s criticism of the gig economy The archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. ‘Welby’s authority to speak out about economic justice derives from the Läs mer…

Child abuse algorithms: from science fiction to cost-cutting reality

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Child protection Councils trying to harness the power of big data also grapple with its ethical implications Technology to intervene before crime can happen inevitably draws comparisons to the science-fiction film Minority Report. Photograph: AP In an age of austerity, and a climate of Läs mer…

Bad vibes in Glastonbury: town may hire security firm to tackle crime

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Crime Businesses and residents say something must be done about a rise in antisocial behaviour The 2018 May Day parade in the town of Glastonbury. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Shopkeepers and residents in Glastonbury are considering hiring a private security company to patrol the Läs mer…

Air pollution particles found in mothers' placentas

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Air pollution New research shows direct evidence that toxic air – already strongly linked to harm in unborn babies – travels through mothers’ bodies The new study, involving mothers living in London, revealed sooty particles in their placentas. Photograph: Keith Levit/Alamy Stock Photo Scientists Läs mer…

Middle classes drive up life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global development Improved nutrition and access to water among factors that have added 11 years to average lifespan in a generation A young girl is examined by a medic at a clinic in Tanzania. The UN’s human development index shows an 11-year increase in Läs mer…

Fraud victim: ‘I’m deaf but the bank refused to talk to us’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Banks and building societies Louise Harte lost £8,000 to scammers, but says Metro Bank’s customer service was ‘atrocious’ Louise Harte lost £8,000 to fraudsters from her Metro Bank account. Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian A profoundly deaf woman who lost £8,371 when fraudsters Läs mer…

So much more to do and see in Salisbury | Brief letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brief letters Novichok poisonings So much more to do and see in Salisbury Russian tourists | Walter Schwarz | Northern Ireland | Alcohol consumption and Brexit | Tim Dowling’s wife Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, suspected by the British authorities of poisoning Sergei Skripal Läs mer…

Affordable vaping for smokers in poor countries branded 'a human rights issue'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Human rights Academics call for reduction in cost of e-cigarettes to tackle harmful effects of smoking in the developing world A man smokes an electronic cigarette. Researchers believe technology holds the key to persuading people to give up smoking. Photograph: Nam Y. Huh/AP The Läs mer…

Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom Future proof … to survive, we must accept that humans are hackable animals. Photograph: Shutterstock/Photobank gallery Governments and corporations will soon know you better than you know yourself. Belief in the idea of ‘free will’ has become Läs mer…

Developing games in a war zone: Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jordan Erica Webber looks at why people are using the medium of video games to depict the real life terrors of modern war How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Photograph: Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images Subscribe for free: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Läs mer…

Jeff Bezos to fund schools where 'child will be the customer' with new charity

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jeff Bezos Amazon CEO will launch $2bn fund to help homeless families and low-income communities Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO, announced that he will launch a $2bn fund to help homeless families and build preschools. Photograph: Rex Curry/Reuters Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is launching Läs mer…

'The right trousers': Wallace and Gromit inspire artificial muscle clothing

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Wearable technology Smart trousers could dramatically change lives of people with mobility problems Wallace and his dog Gromit in the film The Wrong Trousers. Photograph: Allstar Smart trousers with artificial muscles have the potential to improve the lives of people with mobility problems, say Läs mer…