Posted on 08 October 2011.
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Women's Rights Activists, Source:AP
Women’s rights has been a hot issue around the work for quite some time and this year the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a group of women who have been leading the project in many areas. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this week to three women who have become world renowned for their devotion to fair and equal treatment of women; more importantly the Nobel Peace Prize has helped reward the women for the hard work they’ve put in in such an important area.
The women that were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize all originally began fighting for women’s rights in Libya when they stood up to soldiers that insisted on using rape as a weapon to control women. As the women built up more and more of a resistance through women around them they began to make headlines and eventually women slowly began to regain some of the rights they deserved; ever since then the fight for women’s rights in the area and all around the world has been their focus. Throughout the fight the women have always focused on the most basic and most essential rights and this is what helped earn them the Nobel Peace Prize.
The women have all said that it is great to be honored with such a prestigious award but they feel their work is not done. The fight for women’s rights is still very much underway and as such they do not plan to stop the fight anytime soon.
Posted in Society & Entertainment
Posted on 18 June 2011.
Ohio Man Pledges to Give Lottery Money to Help Charities-- Credit: msnbc.com
Earlier this week Philip Withem of Logan Ohio won $5 million in an Ohio lottery second chance prize drawing and shortly after claiming his prize he announced what he plans to do with at least part of the money. Withem announced that he was grateful for the prize but that he would also be doing his part for society by giving away a portion of his winnings.
Withem said that his reasoning for donating to charity is that he has received so much help in the past he feels it is only right for him to give back now that he has the opportunity. Withem has spent much of his life on kidney dialysis and has reportedly been helped by many friends and charitable organizations. These are presumably the groups Withem will be donating to primarily in order to repay everything he can.
According to Withem’s close friends and family he has always been a very charitable person; before he became ill he used to work at a variety of food centers and shelters. It comes as no surprise to many that he is willing to give back so much to his local charities after being blessed with such an amazing prize. The friends that WIthem decided to help out have also expressed their gratitude for his generosity; it is an amazing thing to see a man donate so much money to friends and charities that were in dire need of some help.
Posted in Charity
Posted on 31 May 2011.
Winning Songs Played For Space Shuttle Crew
NASA announced one of their most popular contests ever earlier this year and today the contest officially came to a close as the winner was given his prize. The contest was all about writing a song to honor and remember Space Shuttle Endeavor and the once in a lifetime prize has having the winning song played for the Space Shuttle crew just before the mission ended.
The winner of this incredibly contest was Jorge Otero from Spain along with his band; the song is titled “Sunrise Number 1”. Just as the contest called for the song was made to commemorate the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavor. The shuttle crew will be hearing the winning song just before they re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, drawing a close to the final mission.
The second place song was also given a very prestigious award today. “Dreams you Give” by Brian Plunkett from Missouri was played as a wakeup song for the Space Shuttle Endeavor crew this morning. Neither of the contest winners have commented on the prize though it is surely something they will never forget; especially given how rare it is for such a prize to be available.
Space Shuttle Endeavor is scheduled to finish the current mission Tuesday afternoon when it lands back home at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There will be one more space shuttle mission before the program ends; it is currently scheduled to take place in the next two months.
Posted in Science & Technology
Posted on 29 March 2011.
Group of Workers Win Jackpot
Earlier this week the $319 million Mega Millions jackpot was won; officially at this time no one has stepped forward to claim the prize though the winners have been identified. The winning ticket was reportedly purchased by a small group of New York public workers who were facing possible pay cuts or even unemployment.
At this time the group is not publicly speaking because they are still working out details and information regarding their winnings but a lawyer contracted by the group has confirmed that the stories are in fact true. According to sources the group of 7 workers were all incredibly concerned about their future with the New York Division of Housing and Community renewal; though now obviously all of these concerns are basically gone for the group.
Due to massive budget deficits many agencies and state funded projects in New York are being forced to reduce their work force or even close down entirely. Obviously the group knows that at this time their jobs are likely still in jeopardy due to the budget issues but at this time the primary focus seems to be on the incredible prize won by the group.
No word on when the group is going to publicly step forward and claim the prize, though it will likely be within a week or two. Coworkers of the winners have all made it clear they are happy for the winning group while many of them also jokingly say they wish they had taken part in the group lottery purchase.
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