From slums to sevens, Kenya’s rugby Lionesses defy odds

(CNN)The Kibera slum outside Nairobi seems an unlikely place to find an international athlete, but for Kenya rugby sevens star Diana Awino it’s the place she calls home. “In order to survive there, number one you have to have a job, a paying job because you need to pay your rent,” Awino tells CNN World Rugby. “You need to feed your family. It’s really hard.” Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and videos Needless to say, Awino, part of the …

‘Lying in doesn’t mean we’re lazy’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLater school start ‘helps us study’, say college students As MPs prepare to debate a petition for schools to start at 10:00, teenagers tell the BBC about their own experiences with early school starts. It takes 100,000 signatures to trigger a Parliamentary debate and this one, saying early school starts make pupils “so tired”, has gained 180,000. “I remember how miserable I was from waking up early,” says sixth form student Leah. …

400 Richest Americans Own More Than 150 Million Of The Nation’s Poorest: Study

The information on the richest Americans, in a The share of the nation’s wealth held by the adults in the bottom 60 percent, meanwhile, dropped from 5.7 percent in 1987 to 2.1 percent in 2014, theWorld Inequality Database that’s maintained by Zucman and other economists. “U.S. wealth concentration seems to have returned to levels last seen during the Roaring Twenties,” Zucman wrote. And as “wealth begets power” the political system is impacted, he noted.  Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on her plan to …

Ahead of annual physical, Trump has not followed doctor’s orders

(CNN)President Donald Trump was less than thrilled last year when his personal physician recommended he get on a diet, start exercising and set a goal of losing a dozen pounds. A little more than a year later, Trump will undergo his second physical exam as President on Friday at the Walter Reed military hospital. As he prepares for the battery of tests to evaluate his physical health, sources close to him say he has stuck with some minor changes to …

People Used To Order Sears Home Kits From A Catalog In The Early 1900s And Some Are Still Standing Today

While these days we don’t think twice about ordering all kinds of things online, with giants like Amazon offering pretty much anything you could possibly imagine shipped to your doorstep, the mail-order concept goes back much further than you might think, and you could even get an entire house delivered by mail. Image credits: filed for bankruptcy, revolutionized home-ownership and kick-started the American dream for thousands by offering affordable ‘kit homes,’ arriving by railroad in pieces that people would put …

Horse racing calendar 2019: Schedule and results

(CNN)Equine excellence and fashion elegance combine to make the international racing circuit a hotbed of glitz, glamor and sporting action. Cheltenham Festival When: March 12-15 Where: Cheltenham, UK What: The world’s most celebrated jump meeting is a four-day feast of racing and revelry attracting huge crowds of Irish and British punters to the attractive track in the Cotswolds region of Gloucestershire. The festival’s showpiece is the coveted Cheltenham Gold Cup, a three-mile marathon over 22 fences. Last year’s winner was …

Which countries eat the most meat?

Rising incomes What we do know is that global meat consumption has increased rapidly over the past 50 years. Meat production today is nearly five times higher than in the early 1960s – from 70 million tonnes to more than 330 tonnes in 2017. The average Ethiopian consumes just 7kg, Rwandans 8kg and Nigerians 9kg. This is 10 times less than the average European. For those in low-income countries, meat is still very much a luxury. These figures represent the …

Scots’ life expectancy rise grinds to halt

What is the life expectancy of people in Scotland? Scotland has the worst life expectancy for all UK countries. Life expectancy is an estimate of the average number of years a new born baby would live based on that area’s age specific mortality rates. How long are you going to live? Girls born in Scotland between 2015 and 2017 can expect to live until they are 81.1, according to the National Records for Scotland (NRR). Life expectancy for boys born …

5 key takeaways from Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech

(CNN)President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that was, in equal measure, surprisingly bipartisan and deeply divisive — reflective of the deep contradictions that sit at the heart of his presidency. It was vintage Trump — in all its incongruity, unpredictability, exaggeration and occasional moments of surprising grace. The problem, of course, is that Trump is a deeply flawed messenger on the whole “unity” thing. A pitch like this one — “We must …

Do money apps make us better or worse with our finances?

But although her childhood experiences gave her a constant, gnawing fear of slipping back into poverty, Kerry found managing her finances difficult. She says she was “perpetually running out” of money before payday, “because I wasn’t keeping track, which is obviously OK when there is a payday but you can’t do that when you’re freelance.” So she sought help in the form of a money app from Revolut, the financial technology start-up currently under fire for an insensitive marketing campaign. …

How his grandmother’s hummus recipe is providing relief to refugee children

Ever since he can remember, Anthony Brahimsha would visit his extended family in Aleppo, Syria, at least once a year. During these trips, Brahimsha witnessed children suffering from malnutrition. For the most severely malnourished kids, doctors at the camps wouldadminister a peanut-based high-protein product called Plumpy’Nut. “They would give it once a day for eight weeks. It’s like a superfood with a 99% rehabilitation rate,” said Brahimsha. After he returned home from a trip in 2014, Brahimsha made a decision: …

Yorkshire woman wins global garden photo prize

British photographer Jill Welham has been announced as the overall winner of this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition. The North Yorkshire photographer beat 19,000 entrants from more than 50 countries to scoop the top prize of £7,500 with her photogram print entitled Fireworks, below. The image shows Allium flower heads from her garden. Welham used a photogram printing process called wet cyanotype, where ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide are mixed to create a photosensitive solution which is …

Trump’s call for compromise is only on his own terms

Washington (CNN)The state of Donald Trump is unrepentant and defiant. And while he says he’s open to compromise and national unity — it must be on his terms. Yet at times, he offered a tantalizing promise of something more, conjuring moments of poignancy, as when he honored a World War II veteran and a Nazi concentration camp inmate the veteran helped liberate, together in the first lady’s box. In a speech in which rhetorical calls for common ground jarred with …

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Has A Big Unintended Consequence In Conservative States

A new meta-analysis looking at the effect of abstinence-only sex education found that it may have had the opposite effect of the one intended. Since the mid-1990s, over $2 billion has been spent on abstinence-only sex education programs in the US. Trump has indicated that he would like to increase spending in this area, at the expense of sex education that informs teens about contraception and protective sex. But does abstinence-only sex education actually work? The new study looked at the adolescent …

4 Women Have Now Accused Ex-Costa Rican President scar Arias Snchez Of Sexual Misconduct

Eleonora Antillón, a former talk show host, La Nación on Tuesday that Arias sexually assaulted her in 1986 while she was working as his press aide. Arias placed her hand on his erect penis without her consent, Antillón said, and when she resisted, he pushed her against a wardrobe and kissed her and licked her face. “He was always respectful until he wasn’t,” Araya Earlier:  Óscar Arias Sánchez of sexual misconduct. The allegations have been described as the highest-profile #MeToo accusations …

Trumps plan to lower drug costs is a bait-and-switch that leaves seniors paying more.

Images Money / Flickr On Thursday, January 31, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) led by Secretary Alex Azar, announced a proposal that will have the biggest impact on the American healthcare system since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. The Trump Administration aims to lower drug prices for recipients of Medicare and other government programs by banning drug makers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefits middlemen known as PBMs. Ironically, Azar is the former president of …