Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | At 243 Pounds, Trump Tips the Scale Into Obesity Supported by ByAnnie Karni and Lawrence K. Altman, M.D. Feb. 14, 2019 WASHINGTON — Despite telling his doctor that he would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds, President Trump gained weight over the past year and is now officially obese. The president was weighed last week as part of his annual physical, and is now at 243 pounds, according to Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, a four pound gain since last year’s physical. At 6 feet 3 inches tall, Mr. Trump now has a body mass index of 30.4. Anything over 30 is considered obese. Dr. Conley, a Navy commander and the director of the White House medical unit, reported Mr. Trump’s weight without comment in a memorandum describing some results of the physical that was released by the … [Read more...] about At 243 Pounds, Trump Tips the Scale Into Obesity
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THE founders of social media giant Instagram have announced their departure from the company, eight years after the app launched. Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom have said they are now moving into their next chapter - here's what you need to know about the co-founders, their net worth, and what they said. Who founded Instagram? Instagram was founded by Krieger and Systrom in San Francisco in October 2010, exclusively on iOS before an Android app followed 18 months later. The pair had started developing Burbn, a check-in project, but after they realised it was too similar to Foursquare they refocused the app concept on mobile photography, naming it Instagram - a merge between instant camera and telegram. In March 2010, just months before its launch, Systrom closed a $500,000 seed funding round with Baseline Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz while working on Burbn. In February 2011, five months after it was made available on iOS, it was reported that Instagram had raised $7 million in … [Read more...] about Who founded Instagram, what are Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger’s net worth and what are they doing now?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySomini Sengupta Sept. 10, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. Warning of the risks of “runaway” global warming, the United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, on Monday called on global leaders to rein in climate change faster. “If we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change,” Mr. Guterres said at United Nations headquarters in New York. “Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and we are at a defining moment,” he said. “Scientists have been telling us for decades. Over and over again. Far too many leaders have refused to listen.” His remarks came with countries around the world far short of … [Read more...] about U.N. Chief Warns of a Dangerous Tipping Point on Climate Change
SERGEY Prokudin-Gorsky has been celebrated with a Google doodle today. Here’s what we know the 19th-century photography pioneer. Who was Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky? Sergey Mikhaylovich Prokudin-Gorsky was honoured by Google today on what would have been his 155th birthday. The chemist and photographer is celebrated for his landmark work in colour photography and travelling extensively across his home country of Russia. Prokudin-Gorsky pioneered the use of colour separation method, to develop three-image colour photography to create photos in quality colour. He was born on August 30, 1863, in Funikova Gora, the former district of Kirzhachsky, Vladimir Oblast. His family were Russian nobles and Prokudin-Gorsky came from a long line of military figures. They later moved to Saint Petersburg where the young Sergey completed his studies. He studied chemistry at Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology along with music and painting at the Imperial Academy of Arts. He married his … [Read more...] about Who is Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky? Google Doodle celebrates Russian colour photography pioneer
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Tackett and Rachel Shorey May 20, 2018 WASHINGTON — The pace of new voter registrations among young people in crucial states is accelerating, a signal that school shootings this year — and the anger and political organizing in their wake — may prove to be more than ephemeral displays of activism. They could even help shape the outcome of the midterm elections. If voters in their teens and 20s vote in greater numbers than usual, as many promised during nationwide marches for gun control this spring, the groundswell could affect close races in key states like Arizona and Florida, where there will be competitive races for governor, the Senate and a number of House districts in November. The deadly shooting on Friday at Santa Fe High School in Texas will probably add urgency to the efforts. Hours … [Read more...] about Young People Keep Marching After Parkland, This Time to Register to Vote