today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any kind. Actually, come to think of it, he has a very nice watch. It is plastic and cost about $15.
There are no trophies or vanity photographs in the apartment to show that he has devoted his $8 billion fortune to making the world a better place.
NHL stunner: A 36-year-old accountant who has never played pro stars in Blackhawks win!
On Thursday night in the middle of a National Hockey League game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets, an unfamiliar figure in a No. 90 Blackhawks jersey stepped onto the ice at the United Center.
“Hey, who’s this guy?” an announcer joked.
That guy was Scott Foster, the team’s emergency goalie, a 36-year-old accountant who hadn’t played in a high-stakes hockey game in more than 10 years.
While most of us are accustomed to throwing in a 20 percent tip for great food and service, a Seattle man tipped 260 percent Sunday night at Boka.
“Mike” from Seattle tipped $300 on his $769 meal (or 39 percent) before going into the kitchen and giving each of the 17 kitchen staff members a $100 bill, praising them for the service and food. His last name was unavailable.
It's not very often Dr. Roger White uses the word "amazing." But when more than 20 first responders tirelessly performed CPR on a dying man for more than an hour and a half -- and saved his life -- the co-director of the Mayo Clinic's emergency transport team said it was nothing less than remarkable.
Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.
Harrison, known as the "Man With the Golden Arm," has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years.
After all those donations, the 81-year-old Australian man "retired" Friday. The occasion marked the end of a monumental chapter.
According to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, he has helped saved the lives of more than 2.4 million Australian babies.
Harrison's blood has unique, disease-fighting antibodies that have been used to develop an injection called Anti-D, which helps fight against rhesus disease.
June 14 (UPI) -- A Ugandan inventor has won the Royal Academy of Engineering's prestigious Africa Prize for developing a method of testing for malaria without drawing blood.
Brian Gitta, 24, became the prize's youngest winner Wednesday after he and his team developed Matibabu, or "medical center" in Swahili, the Royal Academy of Engineering said in a statement.
Stabilisation work means the Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning slightly less than it used to, experts have said.
The tower, which has leaned to one side ever since it began to take shape in 1173, has lost 4cm of its tilt over the past two decades, according to a report from the surveillance group that meets every three months to give updates on the monument’s condition.
“Since restorative work began, the tower is leaning about half a degree less,” said Nunziante Squeglia, a geotechnics professor at the University of Pisa who works with the group. “But what counts is the stability of the tower, which is better than initially predicted.”
The following responses are organized by these general themes: Young people (26), technology (19), equity and social justice (18), abstract “big picture” responses (15), human ingenuity (13), human kindness and compassion (10), and critiques of hope (4).
For the last 12 months, the global media has been focused on a lot of bad news. But there were other things happening out there too: conservation successes, huge wins for global health, more peace and tolerance, less war and violence, rising living standards, some big clean energy milestones, and a quiet turning of the tide in the fight against plastic. Stories of human progress, that didn’t make it into the evening broadcasts, or onto your social media feeds.
NEW YORK — In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident. The boy is a Nigerian refugee with an uncertain future, but he is beaming.
He can’t stop grinning because the awkward load is a huge trophy, almost as big as he is. This homeless third-grader has just won his category at the New York state chess championship.
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