The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 night edition

image for Bill Gates: We will have another financial crisis like the one in 2008—it's a 'certainty'

The 2008 financial crisis led to the Great Recession and millions of jobs lost.

It took years for America to recover and many citizens still feel the ripple effects.

According to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, though, we should be braced for another one.

During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" last week, when Gates was asked if, in the near future, the U.S. will have another crisis similar to the one in 2008, he offered a blunt response: "Yes.

It is hard to say when but this is a certainty.".

Warren has talked about this and he understands this area far better than I do.".

Despite the warning, both Gates and his longtime friend Warren Buffett are generally optimistic about the U.S. economy. »

Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time

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It's somewhere around 304 to 30 B.C. You're in Egypt.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns what may be the world's oldest d20 die.

The symbols carved into the die appear to be of Greek origin, in keeping with it coming from the Ptolemaic Period. »

New Zealand company offers employees $10 a day to cycle to work

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Christchurch advertising firm says workers could feel energised by the exercise – and the money.

Work four days, get paid for five: New Zealand company's new shorter week Read more.

“Safe cycleways are a key part of making Christchurch a healthy, happy and vibrant city full of people, rather than traffic,” said Genter. »

EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP Heartland

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The list of targeted U.S. goods -- including motorcycles, jeans and bourbon whiskey -- sends a political message to Washington about the potential domestic economic costs of making good on the president’s threat.

Paul Ryan, Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, comes from the same state -- Wisconsin -- where motorbike maker Harley-Davidson Inc. is based.

The EU Strikes Back Some 2.8 billion euros of U.S. goods are targeted in retaliatory tariff Source: European Commission. »

China’s increasing demand for milk will have far-reaching consequences for the world

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The ever-expanding international trade in agricultural products has had a detrimental effect on land use, nutrient cycles and emissions of greenhouse gases.

However, even if the efficiency of the dairy industry in China is drastically increased, global emissions of greenhouse gases and nitrogen produced by this sector will still rise by 20 to 25%.

The predicted increase in China’s demand for milk will have major global consequences, whatever the scenario. »