The Second Richest Man in the World Fails in Price Quiz

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is probably the second richest man in the world, but he does not know much about the price of everyday necessities.

Gates appeared on the Ellen show, which was guided by Ellen Degeneres, where he was asked to guess the price everyday household products as part of a gift that is distributed to the audience. Technically, he had to choose the price of five items and guess three of them worth a dollar for the audience to win.

Gates confessed, the last time to the supermarket "a long time ago."

And his confession is true because the billionaire can not guess the price of four of the five products in question. For example, Gates guessed the price of cheap instant rice, Rice-a-Roni, 5 dollars when it cost 1 dollar. He guessed the price of a box of detergent, 4 dollars when it cost nearly 20 dollars.

Gates' fortune was 91.8 billion dollars. Through a charitable foundation he and his wife manage, he reportedly donated $ 40 million to health and education NGOs.

Although Gates misjudged prices, the audience still got the prize, an invitation to come back to a similar event but where the prizes will be shared. [ka/jm]

The Mysterious Man of the Japanese Man Holder Custody 13 Thai Children

A Japanese businessman who won custody for 13 children born to surrogate mothers or surrogate mothers in Thailand was not widely known in his home country.

Mitsutoki Shigeta, who was given sole custody by a court in Thailand on Tuesday / 2), is the son of the founder of telecommunication and insurance company Hikari Tsushin. As a major shareholder, he earns billions of dollars of dividends annually. But he chose to shy away from the spotlight.

The surrogate mother or surrogate mothers are women who are bound by covenant with spouses or other clients to conceive the seeds of the client in exchange for certain.

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The media spotlight on Shigeta after the discovery of babies at a condominium in Bangkok in 2014, eased. Many have identified this as a result of defamation claims and pressure put forward by his father's company. The Japanese-language media referred to him as a 28-year-old unknown man.

Information from a court ruling on Tuesday, from doctors and a fertility clinic also did not help uncover the mystery of Shigeta.

Japanese lawyers reportedly represented Shigeta refusing to discuss the case that. Officials at Hikari Tsushin also declined to comment.

The company started as a business enterprise of business phones and office equipment. Now, the company is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and has more than 180 subsidiaries. Shigeta is the eldest of three brothers of the company's founder, Yasumitsu Shigeta. Shigeta has business in Thailand and Cambodia, where she has children through surrogate mother.

 Wassana Meechamnarn, 32, a former surrogate mother, spoke to an investigator to give testimony as witness to a baby scandal from a surrogate mother involving Japanese businessmen , at the Lumpini police station, in Thailand, August 25, 2018.

Wassana Meechamnarn, 32, a former surrogate mother, spoke to an investigator to give testimony as a witness to a baby scandal from a surrogate mother involving Japanese businessmen, police Lumpini, in Thailand, August 25, 2018.

Some Japanese tabloids in 2014 reported that Shigeta revealed he wanted to produce 100 to 1,000 children. If he succeeds, it will cost millions of dollars. He searched for equipment that could freeze and preserve his "high quality" sperm at home so he could keep producing children until old age, according to Japanese media reports.

Thai authorities dismissed the possibility of human trafficking and other criminal motives. 19659002] Mariam Kukunashvili, founder of New Light clinic in Thailand who recruited some surrogate mothers of the babies told Associated Press in 2014, that Shigeta told him "he wants to have 10-15 babies in a year and he wants continue to make the child until he dies. "According to Kukunashvili, Shigeta also told him that he wanted to advance in the general election and win by using the votes of his extended family.

The Shigeta case and several other cases have prompted the Thai government to ban pregnancy practices with mothers a commercial replacement for foreigners. As a result, many foreigners turned to Cambodia to find a surrogate mother. But Cambodia also later banned this practice. [fw/au]

Japanese man wins custody of 13 Thai children from surrogate mother

The Thai court ruled in favor of a Japanese journalist's request for "sole custody" of 13 of her children born to some Thai surrogate mothers, AFP reported Tuesday (20/2). Thus, the Japanese man could bring the children to Japan

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, to be in the spotlight in the scandal of "child factory" in 2014, after Thai police found a DNA link between him and nine babies found in the care of some babysitters 24 hours, in a luxury apartment in Bangkok

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The children are estimated aged between 2 weeks and two years at the time. Since found, they are placed under state care. He also later considered a biological father for four other children.

This discovery highlights the 'wretched-rent' industry in Thailand, which at that time has not been regulated, prompting authorities in 2015 to ban foreigners from paying Thai women into surrogate mothers .

Shigeta, reportedly the son of an industrial technology tycoon in Japan, left Thailand at the time the scandal arose and never directly explained why he has many children.

He then sued the Ministry of Social Development and Humanity to court to get the right (19459007):

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Bangkok Court grants custody to Shigeta on the grounds he has a lot of money to take care of the children and has set up nurses and nannies, in a dormitory "For the happiness and opportunity that will be received by all 13 children from their biological fathers, who have no history of bad behavior, the court decides they become legitimate children of plaintiffs," the Central Youth Tribunal said in a statement. statement. The statement did not name Shigeta for reasons of secrecy.

Shigeta, who did not attend the trial, was considered the "single parent" of the children, after surrogate moms from Thailand abandoned their rights, the court added. [19659002] Shigeta's attorney said he would contact the Social Welfare Ministry to discuss the transfer of the children from state parenting. He added that the timing of custody transfers would depend on the "readiness" of the children, who are on average four years old.

"The possibility of state-owned shelter officers is also needed to stay with them to avoid sudden changes," Kong said. Suriyamontol, Shigeta's lawyer, told reporters outside the courthouse

The Ministry of Social Welfare could not immediately be reached for comment. [fw/au]

Gratification scandal, Netanyahu's close man arrested by Israeli police





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 The issue faced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is deepening with the arrest of a number of his close associates regarding the growing gratification investigation. One of those arrested was a former spokesman for Netanyahu's family.

The arrest was made less than a week since the Israeli police claimed they had enough evidence to indict Netanyahu over allegations of fraud, bribery and breach of trust. As reported by CNN Tuesday (20/2/2018), Israeli police have revealed that they have arrested seven people over allegations of impeding investigation, fraud, breach of trust and a number of other indictments.

Those arrested, referred to as believers or people close to Netanyahu. Two of them are Nir Hefetz who is a former spokesperson for the Netanyahu family and Shaul Elovitch who is a multi-millionaire owner of an Israeli media company considered a close associate of Netanyahu.

The arrest was made on Sunday (18 / 2) local time, after a joint investigation between the police and the Israeli Security Authority (ISA), which conducted its own investigation last year. In court documents filed with the Tel Aviv Tribunal, the judge, who in his decision detained one of the suspects, said there was a "major development" in the investigation. But the judge did not explain the progress in question.

Netanyahu has not been named a suspect in a recent investigation, which the local public calls the '4000 case' or 'Bezeq case'. Bezeq is an Israeli telecommunications company in the center of the investigation.

In this case, the charges focus on the practice of conspiring senior Bezeq officials with the Israeli Ministry of Communications to benefit Bezeq. One of them fabricated a total receipt of 170 million shekels to benefit Elovitch. Instead, Netanyahu and his family got positive reviews from Elovitch's online media, named Walla! News.

The arrest of seven Netanyahu-linked men is seen increasingly bringing police to Netanyahu, who has repeatedly denied any violation of the law. Hefetz was arrested on charges of obstructing investigations and accepting bribes. Hefetz through his lawyer has denied this accusation.

While Elovitch is charged with fraud, bribery, money laundering, breach of corporate trust and several other charges. Like Hefetz, Elovicth also denied the charges through his lawyer. Elovitch is known to own the cable company 'Yes' and control the shareholders of Bezeq.

In addition to the two names, the five others arrested were Elovitch's wife and boys, Iris and Or, Elovitch's right hand, Amikam Shorer, then CEO of Bezeq Stella Handler and Former Director General of the Ministry of Communications of Israel Shlomo Filber. It is known that Netanyahu has served as Israel's Communications Minister. Filber served under Netanyahu.

Case 4000 is the fourth case that dragged Netanyahu and those close to him. The other three cases are 1000 cases, 2000 cases and 3000 cases. Netanyahu has been named as a suspect in the first two cases. A third case investigation or 3000 case is still continuing. The case involved the purchase of German assault vessels and submarines for millions of dollars.

(nvc / ita)


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A Man Shoots His Head Outside New York City Hall

A man died after firing his own head on the outside of the gate at New York City Hall, Monday morning (5/2).

A police spokesman said the man was driving a black sedan to the east gate of City Hall around 7.30am and shoot his own head. The identity has not been released yet. There were no other casualties in this incident.

Traffic in the city of Manhattan connected to the Brooklyn Bridge was stopped, while police investigated the shootings. This caused traffic congestion in the morning rush hour, on both lanes of the bridge.

This incident occurred near one of the two main security checkpoints for everyone entering City Hall. Anyone who wants to enter this building must pass a security check with a metal scanner. Security at City Hall was tightened after a gunman killed the council member in 2003. [em]