Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder; and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced on Tuesday that they will donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation.
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has infected at least 8,000 people and killed more than 4,000, which makes it the worst in history. The world Health Organization has estimated that they will need at least $1 Billion to stop it.
Zuckerberg’s donation will provide funds that are well needed, but how will they be used?
The CDC director Tom Frieden, said, “This significant contribution from Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan will help us rapidly advance the fight against Ebola.”
He then added that the generous donation “will provide flexible funding allowing [the] CDC to address the most pressing needs as the epidemic shifts and evolves.”
The donation is going to the CDC Foundation’s Global Disaster Response Fund, this will help address needs that are identified by the CDC.
“It’s easy to say Ebola is still small compared to other diseases of that it’s mostly in other countries and won’t affect us,” wrote Zuckerberg.
“But if we don’t get this under control soon, then it will spread and become an epidemic we have to deal with for decades to come," he added.
What do you think about his generous donation?
If you have been keeping up with the Michael Brown shooting which happened in Ferguson, Missouri, you will find interest in this.
In the wake of the shooting, The Game has recruited a group of 10 rappers and four R&B artists. As they come together they protest on a musical Molotov “Don’t Shoot.”
The song by The Game features Diddy, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and the R&B super-group TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank).
In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, The game says, “The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me, and I feel compelled to use my musical platform to address this.”
“I am a black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything, and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown’s happening to them,” he added. “This possibility has shaken me to my core. That is why this song must be made and why it was so easy for so many of my friends to come together and unite against the injustice.”
In a show of solidarity, the rappers on the track are a Pan-American show.
“I managed to get everyone on board fairly easy, simply because we have the hearts,” stated the game. “We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that is racism and hatred towards one another as human beings.”
Listen to the song and purchase it on iTunes, the money raised from the track will go to the Justice for Mike Brown GoFundMe account.
Give us your opinion on the track and let us know what you think.
Regardless of how fans may feel about Gordon Hayward, his numbers demonstrate that he deserves to be a man in demand when it comes to the NBA.
As Hayward goes through many changes throughout the summer, such as getting married, making it on the USA National Team and finally, having the Jazz match an offer he received from the Charlotte Hornets; despite of having the opportunity to play for multiple teams; Hayward has decided to stay in Utah.
He is a multidimensional player who has averaged 16.2 points a game, while grabbing 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds. He is a player that has a great opportunity to make the USA’s team roster this summer, this means that he has the opportunity to become a candidate for the Olympic roster in 2016.
Fans on the other hand, have been questioning whether Hayward is worth the money. With him not being a featured scorer last year, fans were blaming the offensive inefficiency oh him. Nonetheless, Jazz fans should be thankful Hayward is still with the team.
“Everybody around the team knows the tradition, so there’s a legacy to uphold,” stated Hayward. “I take a lot of pride in that every time I put on the jersey. You’ve got to take pride in your organization and your franchise. Utah is definitely one that is easy to take pride in.”
What do you think? Is Hayward being over paid to return to the Jazz? Or are you willing to give him a second opportunity to grow as a player?
So ladies, do you want a puppy or a man? Trick question huh? Well let's explain. Kanye West ex, Brooke Crittendon exposes his insecurities. She tells the Sun:
"He was not macho — he needed you to be with him and needed your opinion. He was quite vulnerable."
Read the full story here.