Paul Allen Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Paul Allen, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft.

Birth place: Seattle, Washington
Birth name: Paul Gardner Allen
Father: Kenneth Allen, librarian
Mother: Edna Faye (Gardner) Allen, teacher
Education: AttendedWashington State University, 1972-1974
Owns a 414-foot yacht named Octopus that cost $200 million to build. Among its amenities are a recording studio, helipads and two submarines.
Also owns a 303-foot yacht named Tatoosh.
Allen is also a musician, having received his first guitar at 16. He’s been a big fan of Jimi Hendrix since seeing him in concert in the late 1960s.
Has a minority stake in the Seattle Sounders FC soccer team.
1968 –
Paul Allen meets fellow student Bill Gates in the computer lab at the private Lakeside School in Seattle.
1974 – Drops out of Washington State to take a job at Honeywell in Boston.
1975 – Allen and Gates found Microsoft (then called Micro-Soft) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Allen is the company’s chief technologist.
1977 – Gates and Allen sign a formal partnership agreement, giving Gates 64% of Microsoft and Allen 36%.
1980 – Microsoft hires Steve Ballmer as its business manager.
1982 – Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.
1983 – Allen leaves Microsoft. Gates offers Allen $5 a share for his stake in the company. Allen counters with a demand for $10 a share. Gates rejects that offer and Allen leaves the company with all of his stock. He remains on the board of directors.
1986 – Starts Vulcan Inc. to manage his business and philanthropic interests.
1988 – Buys the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team.
1988 – Establishes the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
1997 – Allen purchases the Seattle Seahawks football team.
2000 – The EMP (Experience Music Project) opens in Seattle. The museum, funded by Allen, costs $100 million.
2000 – Steps down from Microsoft’s board of directors. By the end of 2000, Allen divests himself of $8.5 billion worth of Microsoft stock.
2002 – Allen gives $14 million to the University of Washington to build the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.
2003 – Creates the Allen Institute for Brain Science “to accelerate understanding of the human brain in health and disease,” after his mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Allen has given the institute more than $500 million since its inception.
2004 – Funds SpaceShipOne, whose mission is to become the world’s first commercial space vehicle.
2004 – The Flying Heritage Collection opens north of Seattle, housing Allen’s restored collection of World War II-era planes.
July 15, 2010 – Signs the Giving Pledge, and commits to donate the majority of his wealth to charity.
December 2010 – Gives Washington State University $26 million to build the Paul G. Allen School of Global Animal Health.
April 19, 2011 – Allen’s memoir, “Idea Man,” is released. In the book, he claims claims Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer conspired to dilute Allen’s shares in Microsoft and force him out of the company while he was recovering from cancer in 1982.
August 2013 – Allen and his band, the Underthinkers, release an album called “Everywhere at Once.”
October 2014 – Pledges $100 million to fight Ebola through his Tackle Ebola initiative.
December 9, 2014 – Allen donates $100 million to start an institute to focus on the workings of human cells as a way to battle disease. It will be called the Allen Institute for Cell Science.
March 2, 2015 – Announces he has found the wreck of the Musashi, a long-lost World War II Japanese battleship, near the Philippines.
January 2016 – An anchor chain on the Tatoosh allegedly damages an estimated 11,000 square feet of coral reef on Seven Mile Beach Park in the Caymen Islands. Allen is not on board at the time. The owners reach a settlement agreement with the government of the Caymen Islands before the end of the year.
March 23, 2016 – Founds The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group to support emerging bioscience research.
March 2017 – Named number 42 on the Forbes World’s Billionaires list, with a net worth of $19.9 billion.

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Stay Single Until You Meet A Guy Like This

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Stay single until you meet a guy who makes sure you walk on the inside of the sidewalk away from the street.

The guy who holds your hand shamelessly and will kiss you in public.

Stay single until you meet a guy who wants to bring you home to his parents.

Stay single until you meet the guy whose friend’s already know about before you meet them.

Stay single until you meet the guy who will drop whatever to be wherever you need him.

The guy who says, “text me when you’re home safe,” and stays up until he knows you are.

Stay single until you meet the guy you’d proudly introduce to your father.

The one who doesn’t try and change you.

The guy who always texts back no questions asked.

Stay single until you meet a guy who doesn’t have time for games and is brutally honest always.

The one who pulls you close in public and kisses your forehead.

Stay single until you meet the guy pays out of respect for you and doesn’t let you touch your wallet.

Stay single until you meet the guy who keeps his word.

The one who knows when to apologize when he’s wrong.

The one who sends you flowers to your office, just because.

The guys who sends sweet texts in the middle of the meeting he knows you’re stressing over.

Stay single until you meet the guy who makes you want to be a better woman.

The one who motivates you to achieve more and be better.

Stay single until you meet a guy who is sure of you and never makes you doubt how he feels.

The one who is certain of you and his career and a future he wants you apart of.

The one who says I love you first just because he wants you to know.

Stay single until you meet the guy who never stops trying to keep you.

Because he knows getting you wasn’t the hard part but constantly giving you a reason to stay is what you deserve.

Stay single until you meet the guy who makes you feel more beautiful just standing beside him.

The one who still gives you butterflies when you walk in a room.

Stay single until you meet the guy who makes you not want to be.

The one who changes the standard you once had and suddenly no one can compare.

Until then. Stay single.

Read more: https://thoughtcatalog.com/kirsten-corley/2017/04/stay-single-until-you-meet-a-guy-like-this/

‘A pedometer saved my life’: How I became fit in my 60s – BBC News

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Image caption Graham’s doctor suggested he join a local walking group in Stockport two years ago.

Graham Ward was 60 when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

It came after decades of eating and drinking too much in a high-stress, sedentary job: “It was an explosion waiting to happen,” he said.

For Graham, whose wife had become increasingly disabled through multiple sclerosis, the diagnosis was a wake-up call.

“I need to be able to help her – and I need to be around for longer,” he said.

Graham is not alone in his diagnosis.

Public Health England estimates that 42% of 45- to 64-year-olds have a long-term health condition such as diabetes or heart disease.

This week, it urged middle-aged people to walk more often and more briskly.

10 minutes a day

It is encouraging those between the ages of 40 and 60 to start doing regular brisk walks of just 10 minutes a day.

One in five middle-aged people is physically inactive, engaging in less than 30 minutes of exercise a week, it says.

To help, the government agency is promoting a free app – Active 10 – which can monitor the amount of brisk walking an individual does and provide tips on how to incorporate more of it into the daily routine.

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Image caption When he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2015, Graham, pictured here with his wife, weighed 18 stone

When Graham was diagnosed as a diabetic, he realised he needed to make changes: “My clothes were getting tighter, and I was hearing how being overweight could affect my life and health in other ways,” he said.

Diabetes has been linked to other issues such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, causing a reduction in one’s life expectancy.

He said beforehand he had managed to turn a blind eye to this.

“When someone is in front of you telling you it’s you, there’s nowhere to hide,” he said.

“They’re not talking about the other millions of people out there.”

Graham’s doctor suggested he should join a local walking group in Stockport.

“I started and I was a bit nervous. With a couple of hills, it was more walking than I’d been doing,” he said.

He was talked into the 1.9 mile walk by the group leader.

“After the first time, I overcame all those fears.”

He invested in a pair of new shoes and gradually increased his walks to reach five miles.

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Image caption Over a period of months, Graham graduated from walking three kilometres to eight kilometres

“It was a very quick improvement, once you realise after the first one or two that you don’t become immediately breathless and that you can walk further from home than you thought,” said Graham.

“I moved on from walking with that group, to walking by myself, walking further distances and the pounds started falling off me.”

He used a pedometer to make sure he was reaching the recommended 10,000 steps a day.

Now he does about 15,000 steps and has lost 50lb.

“My trousers were falling off me. I had to throw away all the clothes I owned,” he said.

Graham said the benefits were not only physical.

“I’m fitter, healthier, more confident. When you start walking you see things in your area that you haven’t seen before, such as discovering canal towpaths.”

His advice to others is not to be “disappointed if it doesn’t happen in the first few weeks”.

Now, he and his wife diet and swim together.

“When I’m playing with my grandchildren now, it’s them that get tired before me,” Graham said.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41041926

He Was Picturing The Worst For Hours When His Little Girl Disappeared From School

On August 8, Sean Harris from Gwinnett County, Georgia, had no idea where his seven-year-old daughter was when she didn’t show up to her after-school program.

He spent hours worried about what had happened to his little girl before he received a call and realized it was her on the other end. She hadn’t been kidnapped, but was mistakenly taken by the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).

“Pure anxiety and I was in disbelief that this could possibly happen,” Harris said.

DFCS had taken Harris’ daughter out of class at Rosebud Elementary School and driven her to their Rockdale County office.

They had apparently confused her with another little girl who goes to the school. The two share the same first and last names, though the spellings on the first differ. Their birthdays are different as well.


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HIV patients in California who expose others to disease will no longer face felony charges

California’s governor, Jerry Brown, on Friday signed a law that lowers the penalty for exposing partners to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor, which includes those who donate blood without informing the center about their HIV status.

“Today California took a major step toward treating HIV as a public health issue, instead of treating people living with HIV as criminals,” Sen. Scott Wiener, D.- San Francisco, told The Los Angeles Times.

Exposing a person to HIV was treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers said was a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that unfairly punishes HIV-positive people based on outdated science.

Under the old law, if a person who knows they are infected with HIV has unprotected sex without telling their partner they have the virus, they can be convicted of a felony and face years of jail time. Intentional transmission of any other communicable disease, even a potentially deadly condition like hepatitis, is a misdemeanor.

“These laws were passed at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic when there was enormous fear and ignorance and misinformation around HIV,” Wiener earlie said. “It’s time for California to lead and to repeal these laws to send a clear signal that we are going to take a science-based approach to HIV not a fear-based approach.”

Republican lawmaker, Sen Joel Anderson, reportedly voted against the bill.

“I’m of the mind that if you purposefully inflict another with a disease that alters their lifestyle the rest of their life, puts them on a regimen of medications to maintain any kind of normalcy, it should be a felony,” Anderson said, according to the paper.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/10/10/hiv-patients-in-california-who-expose-others-to-disease-will-no-longer-face-felony-charges.html

Idaho school settles in locker room assault case

A southern Idaho school district has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit involving a black football player who said he was sexually assaulted by three teammates in a high school locker room in 2015.

Lee Schlender, the victim’s attorney, confirmed Monday a monetary settlement was reached with the Dietrich School District, but declined to share details regarding the amount and terms of the agreement.

The settlement is currently sealed in federal court. The school district’s attorney did not immediately return a request for comment.

“This case was about the negligence of the school and school board in respect to what they may or may not have known,” Schlender said. “This wasn’t a case about the future punishment of the perpetrators, that’s a separate legal issue.”

Last year, the victim’s family filed a $10 million lawsuit detailing months of racial harassment against the victim by fellow students. The lawsuit accused the school of failing to prevent the abuse despite many incidents happening in front of football coaches and other school officials. Furthermore, it claimed that the victim faced racial slurs, was forced to recite a racist song and was subjected to a fistfight during football camp.

School officials have maintained they weren’t aware of any abuse allegations or racial taunts until after the sexual assault was reported.

Settlement talks began soon after the school asked U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill to dismiss the case several months ago, Schlender said. He added that previous U.S. Supreme Court rulings have made it extremely difficult for parties to sue school districts because plaintiffs have to prove the school’s “deliberate indifference.”

“I couldn’t just allege these accusations, I needed specifically the school board knew of a mistreatment, that it had been horrific, and that they had taken deliberate steps not to address it,” Schlender said. “So we agreed to enter into an agreement to resolve the case. So the school could say ‘we didn’t do anything wrong, but we’ll pay money and everyone can go home.'”

Three white high school football players were initially charged with sodomizing the victim with a clothes hanger in the attack at Dietrich High School, a rural town of 330 people that’s predominantly white and Mormon.

Two of those cases went through closed juvenile court, but John R.K. Howard’s case went through adult court.

The sex assault charge against Howard, who was 18 at the time of the incident, was later dropped. He was eventually sentenced to probation for felony injury to a child, which means he won’t be required to register as a sex offender and his conviction may one day be dismissed.

Separately, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the case to determine if any constitutional rights were violated.

The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they are victims of sexual assault.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/02/idaho-school-settles-in-locker-room-assault-case.html

Louisiana police officer slain in shootout, suspect arrested

A Louisiana man is accused of shooting a cashier and then killing the police officer who was sent to investigate, authorities said Monday.

Ian Paul Howard, 28, of Lafayette also is accused of wounding a second person and attempting to kill a second police officer, officials said.

Howard was arrested Sunday on several charges including first-degree murder of a police officer, Louisiana State Police said in a news release. First-degree murder charges have only two possible sentences: life in prison or death.

Lafayette police spokesman Cpl. Karl Ratcliff identified the slain officer as Cpl. Michael Paul Middlebrook, a nine-year patrol veteran. He’s survived by his wife, their 3-year-old daughter, two stepdaughters and his parents.

Neither Ratliff nor Master Trooper Brooks David, a state police spokesman, immediately responded to a query about whether Howard has a previous police record.

Howard’s father, Edwin Howard, said “the family is in deepest shock” and had no comment about the allegations against his son.

He added, “The Howard family would like to extend the deepest sympathy to the family of Cpl. Michael Middlebrook and their friends and everyone on the force, and they’ll be in our prayers.”

State police said Middlebrook was killed late Sunday while answering a call about a shooting at a Big Boy convenience store in Lafayette, a city-parish of about 125,000, about 120 miles (190 kilometers) west of New Orleans.

The Big Boy sits in front of a federally subsidized apartment complex in a neighborhood of stores and apartments.

David said Howard started a shootout and ran, but was quickly arrested by Lafayette police. He said Howard is accused of trying to kill a second officer, who was not wounded, and of shooting two people in the store.

A witness, Avery Cross, 29, of Lafayette, told The Advocate that the shootout took place inside the store. He said that apparently nobody realized the gunman who had shot a cashier was still inside when the officer entered the store and was killed.

Cross said he’d gone to the 24-hour store late Sunday, only to find it locked.

An employee came to the door and told him a cashier had been shot, pointing out bullet holes in the window, Cross said.

He said two officers showed up and one went inside, apparently unaware that the gunman was inside. “So when he walked in, the guy popped out and started shooting,” Cross said.

He said he heard at least five shots, then the gunman then came out and fired into the air, yelling for people to back up.

“I heard the shooting and I just started running,” Cross said. “When it was happening, the only thought was just to make it home.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/02/louisiana-police-identify-veteran-officer-killed-in-shootout.html

Navy T-45 jet believed to have crashed in Tennessee with 2 on board

The U.S. Navy said it was investigating reports of a military jet that crashed near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, on Sunday evening, as it appeared unlikely that the crew survived.

The Navy told reporters a T-45 jet was missing after it took off from Naval Air Station Meridian in Mississippi with an instructor and student pilot on board.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the jet crashed in the Cherokee National Forest near a fish hatchery.

The Navy tweeted Sunday night that it was “investigating reports of crash” as well as noting “#USNavy T-45C was training near area.”

The Navy grounded all 197 training jets indefinitely in April, following an exclusive Fox News report that pilots were refusing to fly the T-45s. In the last five years, physiological episodes, caused in part by problems with the oxygen system, nearly quadrupled on the T-45 training jet, according to Capitol Hill testimony in April by senior naval aviators.

The T-45 is used to train all U.S. Navy student pilots in jet aircraft.

Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson contributed to this report.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/01/navy-t-45-jet-believed-to-have-crashed-in-tennessee-with-2-on-board.html