How MaxiMuscle’s founder is getting back on the bike

So Zef began working out the few parts of him that were still mobile, and adopted a strict diet of raw vegetables, fruit and protein powder. Even when one of his relatives turned up with sympathy and a box of chocolates, he didn’t eat a single chocolate. Image copyright Zef Eisenberg Image caption The MaxiMuscle…

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Ivanka isn’t a champion for women, and she can prove it

(CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summitin India. This year, not only is the nation’s top diplomat not attending but the State Department, in a widely noted snub, is also withholding…

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Report: Tillerson Snubbing Ivanka Trump’s India Trip Amid Tensions

In her highest-profile international event yet, the first daughter is attending the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, sponsored by the State Department and India, next week. A theme of the summit is female economic empowerment.  Tillerson also reportedly called Trump a “moron” after a summer meeting at the Pentagon with members of Trump’s national security team…

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Tillerson’s senior team planning to skip Ivanka Trump’s India trip

(CNN)Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House. The State Department puts on the large yearly event, which Secretary of State…

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House and Senate tax bills would be a step forward

(CNN)When I was little, my family spent some time on public assistance. So I learned at a young age that the best way to lift people out of poverty and into the middle class is to expand economic opportunity. Creating well-paying jobs allows for the social mobility that is often unattainable for families when they…

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Women-led startup turns domestic abuse survivors into entrepreneurs

Financial insecurity keeps women trapped in violent relationships. FreeFrom, a California not-for-profit, wants to break the cycle A month ago Christine and her children were living in a shelter for survivors of FreeFrom, which helps women who have left abusive partners launch businesses and become financially independent so they can build new lives for themselves…

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US telecoms regulator unveils sweeping plans to dismantle net neutrality

FCC to reverse Obama-era rules designed to protect open internet but new proposals are likely to face furious opposition from activists and consumers The top US telecoms regulator has unveiled sweeping plans to overturn Obama-era rules designed to protect an open internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, plans to repeal net neutrality…

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How to save the rainforest: Build a health center

The roosters were still asleep when Sri Wayunisih woke her daughter, Puteri. They could not afford to sleep till dawn. Everyone in the room sat facing the eastern wall featuring a large white sculpture of a tree growing out of dense undergrowth, hornbills flying out of its canopy, the letters ASRI carved on its trunk.…

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Meet the progressives elected after Trump: Americas new political coalition

A year after Trumps victory, Montana elected its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor and Charlotte elected its first black female mayor Last Tuesday, voters seemed to reject much of the anger and polarisation that Donald Trump has brought in to Police detain Braxton Winston on 25 September 2016 in Charlotte,…

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India rounds up beggars ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit

(CNN)Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are doing a last-minute sweep to get beggars off the streets ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit later this month. President Trump’s daughter is scheduled to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the city — one of India’s tech hubs — at the end of November. Despite the…

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