SHOCKING: Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years of marriage

 PUBLISHED MON, MAY 3 20214:34 PM EDT

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, and his wife, Melinda Gates, said on Twitter on Monday that they will split up after 27 years. The two will keep working together on philanthropic efforts, which have addressed education, gender equality and health care.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Bill and Melinda Gates wrote in a statement that Bill Gates tweeted out.

“Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.”

The decision reflects a personal change at the top of American business.

Bill Gates led Microsoft as CEO from its founding with Paul Allen in 1975 until 2000, leaving Steve Ballmer to run the company, while Bill Gates became chairman and chief software architect. In 2008 Gates gave up his day-to-day role at the company to spend more time on the nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Last year Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft’s board as the coronavirus became a force around the world. He began spending more time on the foundation alongside Melinda Gates. The two are co-chairs and trustees of the foundation, which launched in 2000.

India posted a record daily rise of 401,993 new coronavirus cases

India posted a record daily rise of 401,993 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the country opened up its massive vaccination drive to all adults, although several states warned of acute shortages.


It was the first time India’s daily case count had topped 400,000 after 10 consecutive days over 300,000. Deaths from Covid-19 jumped by 3,523 over the past 24 hours, taking the total toll in India to 211,853, according to official data.

The world’s biggest producer of Covid-19 vaccines has a limited number of shots available, worsening a grim second wave of infections that has overwhelmed hospitals and morgues while families scramble for scarce medicines and oxygen.

Hundreds of people were seen queuing to be vaccinated across Ahmedabad, the main commercial city in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, on Saturday.

The chief minister of the hard-hit state of Delhi on Friday implored people not to queue at vaccination centers, promising more vaccines would arrive “tomorrow or the day after”.

India’s eastern Odisha state said on Friday it had received a consignment of 150,000 shots but would only allow a few people to get shots due to lockdown restrictions preventing movement.

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CLARENDON, JAMAICA (GOOD NEWS): Help on the way for Oshane, Dunstan, genius Clarendon carmaker....Several offers made including Scholarship

April 16, 2021 by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston-The Star Writer

A few weeks ago, before Oshane Dunstan was featured in THE STAR, he admitted to feeling discouraged and wondered if he would ever get the chance to live his dream of designing and building cars.

Oshane Dunstan receives many offers

The Simon, Rock River youth who has been making miniature cars in his community, has his sights set on designing and making his own line of automobile. "I had given up before Illon (Illon Dawkins, his mentor) put me on to to you guys. I am feeling much better now. I have been getting a lot of calls, with some wanting to help me go back to school, and others wanting to purchase cars from me," he said, stating that he is not certain he is ready to sell any of his models.

Dawkins said that a world of possibilities has opened up for the 23-year-old Dunstan.

"There are calls from institutions, both local and overseas, stating their interest in his development. We were contacted by a recognised development engineer, social entrepreneur and futurist, who shows interest in his development. A meeting is scheduled with an educator who will also give us further advice towards his development process," Dawkins shared. more

GRANGE HILL, WESTMORELAND: Three die in Grange Hill gun attack including D. Scott aka Rubbish Heap


April 16, 2021

BY HORACE HINES

Observer staff reporter
hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com

Okeem Bent aka Red Bull
GRANGE HILL, Westmoreland – Police have launched a manhunt for heavily armed men who shot and killed three men in this community Wednesday night.

The dead men, all of Westmoreland, have been identified as:

Duwayne Christopher Scott
* Chrissel Hudson, also called Enoch, a 35-year-old carpenter of Crowder and Grange Hill;

* Duwayne Christopher Scott, also called Rubbish Heap, 20, a labourer also of Crowder and Grange Hill; and

* Okeem Bent, alias Red Bull, a 28-year-old tiler of Burnt Savannah. A distraught Veronica Lawrence, Scott's mother, said despite losing her son she had much to thank God for as she could have lost her two daughters, aged 18 and 22, during the gun attack. more