Drunk Man – Vomit Tsunami On News Reporter

The below video shows the disgusting moment a TV news reporter, along with a load of other bystanders, got absolutely covered with projectile vomit live on air.

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KTLA 5 reporter Wendy Berch was interviewing a guy at the 4th of July Iron Man contest at Los Angeles beach when all of a sudden some drunk dude unleashes a belly full of spew. The footage swiftly cuts out and returns to the news room – I don’t blame them:

Man that was awful – I kind of wish they had let the camera record a little longer, just to watch the aftermath and check out the culprit who did the vom. Hey ho, at least we saw the best (or should I say worst) bit.

SOURCE: sickchirpse.com

Mark Salling dead aged 35 – Glee actor ‘hanged himself’ in woods weeks before he was due to be jailed over 50,000 child abuse images

SHAMED Glee star Mark Salling was found hanged in woods weeks before he was due to be jailed for possession of 50,000 child abuse images, reports claim.

The actor, 35, who played Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the TV series, could have been dead for some time before his body was found near an LA baseball field, it has emerged.

His co-stars paid tribute to the fallen actor with Tim Davis, the show’s former vocal coordinator, tweeting: “Having compassion for #MarkSalling in no way minimises his crimes, nor does it minimise the pain and devastation of the victims of those crimes.”

He added: “I loved Mark and am sad when I consider the devastation of his parents.”

Jane Lynch, who played head cheer coach Sue Sylvester, said she would remember him as “the guy who made that really sweet video in the beginning of Glee when he was so happy to be a part of this group”.

In a haunting reminder that Salling is not the first Glee star to die at a young age, Matthew Morrison posted a photo of himself with Salling and Cory Monteith, who died in 2013.

 Salling photographed here wearing the same clothes he wore for weeks while he was out buying cigarettes and a drink

source: thesun.co.uk

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Gamer left PARALYSED from the waist down from 20-hour binge at internet cafe

A GAMER was left paralysed from the waist down after a marathon 20-hour binge at an internet cafe.

The unidentified man from Jiaxing City in East China’s Zhejiang Province barely ate when he obsessively played online games with friends.

The next day he suddenly couldn’t move his lower body when he was hit by a mystery condition.

It’s understood to have been brought on by his gaming binge.

His friend called the police and was stretchered out of the internet cafe into an ambulance.

Reports said the man was still being treated and it is unclear whether his loss of sensation is permanent.

source: thesun.co.uk

INVESTORS WANT TO IMPROVE THE WORLD TOO

Finance can become one of the most important actors to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Staggering 5-7.000 billion dollars. Per year. According to the UN, this is the level of investment that must be achieved if we are to reach the Global Goals, such as ending poverty, limiting climate change and achieving gender equality by 2030. The annual development aid from each individual country is more than just a little far away from this amount of money. The financial sector therefore plays an important and crucial role when it comes to moving the world in a better direction. And this important task has already been taken up by an impressive portfolio of large international investment firms, private funds, banks, pension and insurance companies, NGOs and individual investors.

THE GLOBAL GOALS CREATE A TREND

Impact investments, which cover investments in companies, foundations and organizations that not only provide an economic return but which at the same time create environmental or social results, grow massively worldwide. A global survey made by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) shows that investors put $ 77 billion in impact investments in 2016. It provides crucial capital for sectors that can solve some of the planets’s major problems with innovative solutions ranging from renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and cheap housing to clean drinking water and education. At the same time, many of their members respond that they have begun to use the Global Goals as a framework for what they are investing in and the ambitious global agreement, also gives new investors an incentive to raise money to sustainable development.

FROM RISKS TO RESULTS

The impact tendencies can be traced further back but expanded seriously around the financial crisis in 2007, where more and more actors became aware of the impact that investments have on the world. In the beginning, it was often about not placing money at excluded industries like weapons and tobacco. Today, the mindset is completely different and proactive. Now it’s about solving problems in society. In the first couple of years impact investments were surrounded by myths about lack of returns, but recent studies show, including studies from the Institute for Sustainable Investing, the return from sustainable investments is often in line with or exceeds traditional investments. This is no longer about pure philanthropy, but business that creates both economic and better conditions for people and nature.

YOUTH REVOLT IN THE FINANCIAL WORLD

Like the rest of the private sector, investors face a paradigm shift: Business as usual is not an option in a greater and more environmental perspective. And those who come up with solutions are rewarded. Here, the historically large generation of millennials born between 1980 and 2000 are a major factor. Studies show time and again that millennials expect companies to face the world’s challenges and act on it. The young consumers also have an eye on investors, and the big players like Goldman Sachs predict that the conscious and idealistic generation will change the financial world as we know it today. Those born closest to 1980 are already well in their career, but often do not have big savings yet. Amongst others Morgan Stanley has met this challenge by launching a program for impact investments with a lower minimum deposit.

INVESTORS ARE LOOKING TOWARDS AFRICA

The young generation is particularly big in Africa. According to the UN, Africa housed 226 million young people between 15-24 years in 2015, which corresponds to 19 percent of young people at a global level. And the figure is still rising. However, a significant part of the African millennials is limited by lack of infrastructure and poor educational opportunities, etc. This, combined with a growing middle class, makes Africa an area with some of the greatest opportunities if you are looking for investments that generate great results on multiple levels. A great example is LeapFrog, an investment company that has recently invested $ 22 million in the Kenyan drugstore chain, Goodlife, reaching 1.2 million customers in East Africa. Goodlife’s educated pharmacists work to eliminate false self-diagnoses and dangerous copy products. As a new thing, the pharmacy chain also offers assistance through the internet to people in rural areas.

The probably best-known example from Denmark is also located in Kenya at Lake Turkana. Here has the money invested from Danish pension funds and 365 wind turbines from Vestas helped create Africa’s largest wind energy farm, which is planned to cover 15 percent of the country’s current need of energy.

There are still some big steps to the amount of dollars that the United Nations estimates it will cost to reach the world targets by 2030. But when influential actors like The Economist recently found that impact investment approaches the mainstream, it says something about the potential. Research from GIIN predicts that this sector by 2020 will have a value of $ 1000 billion. Money that will have a significant impact on the world.

source: worldsbestnews.org

GOOD NEWS FOR RARE ANIMALS

Though world wildlife has been more than halved in the last 40 years, several rare species are actually making a comeback, thanks to conservation efforts. Numbers of tigers, pandas, and gorillas are still low, but growing.

Amur tigers were once widespread in both Northern China and in Russia. But years of trophy hunting nearly destroyed the species, and only around 40 amur tigers were left in the wild by the 1940’s.

Since then, the amur tiger has come under protection, and this has caused the numbers to rebound to about 400 in Russia and around 20 in China. Last February, an amur tiger and its two cubs were filmed in a camera trap set up by World Wildlife Federation (WWF). This film finally provided hard evidence that the amur tiger has returned to China.

RAREST BIG CAT BOUNCES BACK

Also the numbers of amur leopards have increased. The amur leopard is a rare subspecies of leopard, and it is considered the world’s rarest big cat. Its numbers have nearly doubled since 2007, a new survey shows. But the numbers of these felines are still tiny: There are now at least 57 amur leopards in the Russian national park Land of the Leopard. In 2007, there were only 30 animals left.

In addition, a further 8-12 amur leopards were registered in neighbouring areas of China.

BETTER TIMES FOR BAMBOO EATERS

While it remains one of the world’s most endangered animals, the numbers of giant pandas have been increasing by 268 individuals over the last decade. There are now 1,864 pandas in the world, according to the latest count by the Chinese government, with support from WWF.

Long-standing threats such as poaching seem to be declining, while mining, hydro power, tourism, and the construction of new infrastructure have begun to exert bigger negative influence on the panda.

GORILLA NUMBERS CLIMBING

Today, there are 880 mountain gorillas left in the wild. About 400 of these live in the Bwindi National Park in Uganda. The mountain gorillas are primarily threatened by deforestation caused by heavily populated areas that continually require more farmland.

In Bwindi, there are on average 1,2 mountain gorillas per square kilometre, which is a stark contrast to the areas outside the national park, where there are up to a thousand people per square kilometre, and where there is a very high demand for arable land.

Thanks to the mountain gorillas, the Bwindi reserve has been declared a protected area, and the woods are now worth more to the local community thanks to income from tourism, rather than the banana plantations that would have taken the place of the nature. Gorilla tourism now brings in a yearly profit of about 67 million euros, and numbers of gorillas have increased by more than 40 percent between 1989 and 2012.

But even though the forest in Bwindi has come under protection, and numbers of gorillas have increased, the animals are not yet safe. The need for farmland, firewood, and lumber are the biggest threats to the big apes. When forests are cut down, it becomes more difficult for the gorillas to find food. WWF works to preserve the places where threatened animals live, and uphold the laws that are to protect a wide range of the world’s animals and plants, while the local people also get better rights and living conditions.

source: worldsbestnews.org

THE WORLD COULD BE FREE OF MALARIA IN 25 YEARS

A new report shows the way to a world free of malaria as early as 2040. It will require a whole new approach, and developing countries will have to contribute more.

Thanks to great progress in the war against malaria in the last 20 years, the dream of a world completely free of this deadly disease is now within reach, and could be a reality as early as 2040. This is one of the conclusions of a recent report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a private humanitarian organisation funded by the world’s richest man, Bill Gates.

In the report, the organisation puts forth an estimate on what it would cost to eradicate the disease completely world-wide, and suggests various ideas for how it may be done in practice. The vision in Gates’ report is even more ambitious than the malaria target in the recently ratified Global Goals, which aim to end the malaria epidemic before 2030, but do not explicitly state that the disease must cease to exist.

ALREADY HALFWAY THERE

The world’s nations have been wanting to end malaria for many years. As early as 1955, the World Health Organization (WHO) decided to do away with the disease, and millions of houses worldwide were sprayed with insecticide to kill the mosquitoes that transmit the infection.

These campaigns were initially successful, and 24 countries managed to rid themselves of malaria. But the great confidence that insecticide alone would defeat the disease meant that not enough resources were allocated to basic research in medicine and anti-malaria technology. As progress was made, political backing for the eradication campaigns started to dwindle, until the WHO paused the initiative in 1968.

The turn of the millennium has seen renewed efforts to fight many of the world’s worst diseases, including malaria. The United Nations agreed in 2000 to stop the spread of malaria, and to start reversing the illness before 2015.

This renewed focus has seen a lot of success, and the world malaria mortality rate (the number of deaths from malaria for every 100.000 people) has decreased by 47 percent since 1990. This amounts to saving about 6.2 million human lives, and the world is now at the lowest level of malaria in recorded history, according to the Gates Foundation. More than 100 countries have eradicated malaria so far, and history shows that the disease only very rarely returns after being extirpated from a country.

THE FIGHT TO THE FINISH

Despite this success, an estimated 472,000 people still die from the disease each year, and the coming five years will be crucial to the future of malaria in the world, according to the Gates report. The numbers of infected must be decreased further, from 600 million in 2015 to 300 million in 2020. This will make it possible to focus efforts and reach another milestone in 2025, where only 100 million people should carry the disease. After that, it will take around 15 years of sustained effort to find and cure the world’s last malaria patients. In this final phase, it will be essential to keep the focus and political will to see the project through, avoiding a global relapse like in 1968.

AFRICA – TREAT THYSELF

According to the Gates Foundation, malaria campaigns should not be based on the traditional model, where big international donors raise a huge amount of money and spend it to set up isolated malaria clinics in far-flung rural areas. Rather, the fledgling health care systems of the developing world should be much more active and involved in finding and treating patients, while preventing further transmission.

This means that each country must achieve better statistical data, to get a better overview of where the problem is most severe. Doing so will let them focus their efforts more efficiently and also document progress towards the goal. To this end, developing countries must also contribute with a bigger part of the costs of the project. This is seen to become possible as African nations gradually move away from poverty. According to the World Bank, there are now 31 low-income countries in Africa south of Sahara, but in 2040, there are expected to be only nine. The Gates Foundation notes that there is already a trend among developing countries to invest more in malaria treatment, even though the biggest part is still paid by foreign donors.

A HEALTHY INVESTMENT

The combined costs of eradicating malaria will be huge. Gates Foundation estimates that the whole project will require a doubling of the already substantial global financing. In Africa, where the epidemic is most severe, it will cost around 3.5 billion dollars per year until 2035, when the costs are expected to fall to just under two billion per year, until 2040 when costs could fall to zero as malaria passes into the history books.

Despite the big price tag, the Gates Foundation believes it will be one of the best investments that humankind can make, since malaria is not only a disaster for the afflicted individuals, but also a huge burden on the economy of many countries, since people are unable to work when they are struck by the malaria fever.

The Indian economist Ramanan Laxminarayan, who teaches Economy at Princeton University, has estimated that every dollar spent on malaria treatment will yield an economic return of 36 dollars, if the global malaria epidemic is halved. If we succeed in eradicating the disease completely, it will mean a boost of two trillion (two thousand billion) dollars to the world economy, not to mention saving at least 11 million lives throughout the following 25 years.

NEW TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

In 1990, the future of malaria treatment seemed bleak, because the disease was becoming resistant against the most widespread types of medicine, and because key technology, such as rapid diagnostics, and mosquito nets treated with long lasting insecticide, was not yet available. But a wave of new treatments and technique changed this, and the research is ongoing. There has never before been so many new malaria products in the pipeline as there are now, including new methods to diagnose, prevent, and treat the disease.

In the short term, the Gates Foundation highlights the prospects of more effective medicine, which will be able to kill all malaria parasites in a patient’s body with only one single dose. This is important, because existing malaria medicine can only kill a part of the parasites with each treatment, making it necessary to repeat the course several times. Longer treatments are more expensive and complicated, and many patients can be tempted to stop the course when they feel better, but before being fully cured. The patient then relapses, and needs another course of treatment, which builds immunity in the malaria parasite. All can be avoided using the new treatment options, which are expected to be available around the year 2020. The same year, new and more sensitive diagnostics are expected, making it possible to detect the disease before the patients develop the first symptoms.

In the longer term, there’s hope for proper vaccines against malaria, either by preventing the malaria parasite from multiplying in the blood stream, or by preventing it from crossing into the blood stream in the first place. Scientists are also looking into if it might be possible to fight the mosquitoes by genetic means, which could be very effective and also decrease the use of insecticides.

source: worldsbestnews.org

PEACE IN THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS CITY

While Colombia works to end the civil war, life has already become much safer in the city Medellín. Bringing peace to the whole country will be a big test of the global goal to create a peaceful future for all.

During the nineties, the second biggest city in Colombia was ravaged by crime and deadly violence. More than 6000 people were killed in the city of Medellín in 1991 alone. That’s more people killed than in the whole of Afghanistan in 2015. Medellín was ranked as the world’s most dangerous city. But then in 1993, the infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar was tracked down and killed by police, shattering his crime syndicate. Since then, the city has gradually become much more peaceful.

NO LONGER ON THE LIST OF THE WORST

After many years of fighting organised crime, the annual number of homicides in Medellín has now dropped to less than 500. That is comparable with several cities in the USA, according to the Brookings Institution. The decrease in homicides has even happened while the number of people in the city has increased to 2.5 million inhabitants. This means that the number of homicides per 100.000 people has dropped by 95 percent. Medellín is therefore no longer on the top of the list of the world’s most dangerous cities. In fact, this year the city dropped out of the list completely.

FROM BOMBS TO PICKPOCKETS

Margarita Castaño Echavarría is 56 years old and has lived in Medellín all her life. She has noticed things have changed:

“Life has improved, both here in this city and in the country generally. In the nineties we were always afraid of walking on the streets, because a bomb could go off at any moment. Almost no foreigners dared visit Colombia either. But now we see more and more tourists, and we also see that more foreign companies invest and set up their offices here in this city,” says Margarita Castaño and adds:

“The drug cartels still exist, but they are hiding away with their money, and they are no longer visible in the streets. Now it’s mostly just pickpockets that I’m afraid of in this city”.

Despite the progress in Medellín, there are ongoing problems with crime and violence in many parts of Colombia. Much of it is related to the drug trade and not least the civil war that has ravaged the country for more than half a century.

STILL HOPE FOR LASTING PEACE

After years of negotiations, the Colombian government recently signed a peace agreement with the biggest armed group, known as the FARC. However, this deal was narrowly rejected in a referendum, with 50.2 percent voting against it. Many opponents of the deal say they are not against ending the war. Instead, they voted no because they think the specific agreement is too soft on the FARC. As part of the proposed deal, some guerrilla leaders would become politicians, and FARC soldiers would be given milder sentences if they confess to crimes committed during the war.

A BIG TEST OF WORLD LEADERSHIP

Even though the referendum resulted in a no, the Colombian government and the FARC have agreed to uphold the ceasefire and continue to work towards peace by adjusting the deal. In recognition of the efforts to end the war, the Colombian president Juan Miguel Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, and the United Nations continue to strongly support peace in Colombia. The UN has established a mission in the country to monitor the ceasefire and coordinate the disarming process.

All this happens on the backdrop of the new UN Global Goals. Last year, the nations of the world agreed to work together to solve 17 of the world’s biggest challenges, and one of the most important of these goals is to promote peace, justice, and strong institutions in countries all over the world. Ending the Colombian civil war will be an important test of the world’s ability to balance the need for peace with the need for justice.

source: worldsbestnews.org

NEW POLL: WOMEN WANT JOBS AND MEN ARE SUPPORTIVE

A total of 70 per cent of women and a similar 66 per cent of men would prefer that women work at paid jobs, shows a new global poll conducted by Gallup and the International Labour Organisation

The findings are revealing: Each of these figures are more than double the percentages of those who would prefer women to stay at home.

The poll, which was conducted in 142 countries and territories and surveyed almost 149.000 adults, provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work.

According to Gallup, the poll is representative of more than 99 per cent of the global adult population and although the figures
mask regional differences, the results show that a majority of men in all the world´s regions, save North Africa,
are supportive of woman finding paid work.

But when interpreting the figures, it is important to keep in mind, that woman often contribute financially to households, even when they do not have a paid job, notes Signe Arnfred, associate professor at the Department of Society and Globalisation at Roskilde University.

“In many countries around the world, woman contribute widely to the family upkeep, for instance, through small-scale farming on the family´s land. As the monetary economy becomes more prevalent in rural communities, we can see that it becomes more important for both woman and men, that the woman can earn money too. This has implications for gender equality too,” she says.

The poll also shows that women and men actually share very similar views on women’s employment opportunities.

28 per cent of men would like women in their families to have paid jobs, 29 per cent would like them to only stay at home, and 38 per cent would prefer they be able to do both.

29 percent of women worldwide would prefer to be either working at paid jobs and 41 per cent would prefer to be in situations in which they could both work and take care of their families. according to the joint ILO-Gallup poll.

Only 27 per cent of women answered that they simply want to stay at home.

source: worldsbestnews.org