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Statue of Liberty – New York

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Situated in New York Harbour, the Statue of Liberty has become the proud symbol of the United States of America.The statue of the Goddess of Freedom carries the light of the spirit of enlightenment to the Free World.
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Arctic ice may disappear in a decade

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

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A new report on global warming predicts the frozen Arctic Ocean will soon be like a normal sea in the summers. There are shocking changes happening in the polar environment and its fragile eco-systems. For millions of years, the sea around the North Pole has been frozen all year round. Recent research from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Catlin Atlantic Survey show things are changing fast. They predict that within a decade, the Arctic will be largely ice-free in the summer. They base their prediction on the rate at which the sea ice is currently thinning. The lead researcher, Professor Peter Wadhams, said: “The area is now more likely to become open water each summer, bringing forward the potential date when the summer sea ice will be completely gone.”

An ice-free Arctic will have consequences for the whole world’s weather patterns. The Arctic sea ice is a key part of the Earth’s climate system. Experts call it Earth’s “refrigerator”. They said that as it disappears, the world will become a lot warmer. Scientists are still unclear exactly what changes there will be to our weather. Forecasters predict an increase in all kinds of disasters and extreme weather events. These include massive flooding, much more dangerous hurricanes and the spread of the world’s deserts. These new findings provide an urgent call for world leaders to act. The timing of the WWF report is a reminder to those attending the UN climate summit in Copenhagen in December. Rich countries will face pressure to agree to reduce their carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.

‘106 year-old Ann Nixon Cooper, In Her Own Words about Obama Victory’

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

106 year old Ann Nixon Cooper who was alive when the Wright Brothers Flew their First Plane, shared her proud feelings of Obama’s victory last November.
Cooper, in a wheelchair and helped by two caretakers, bypassed the long lines of early voters and headed right to the voting machine. Her 106-year-old hands reached out to the 21st-century touch screen to cast her vote for Obama.

Gertrude Baines, world’s oldest person, dies at 115

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Gertrude Baines passed away at the Western Convalescent Hospital at 7:25 a.m. (10:25 a.m. ET) Friday, Guinness World Records said.
Born in 1894, Baines became the world’s oldest person in January after the death of another 115-year-old, Maria de Jesus, from Portugal, Guinness World Records said.

At her 115th birthday party in April, Baines shook her head in disbelief when presented with the certificate saying she was now in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest person.

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CNN Mistakes Drill for Attack

Friday, September 11th, 2009

President Obama’s had just left 9/11 ceremonies at the Pentagon when a nearby Coast Guard routine drill was mistaken for an anniversary terrorist attack in a CNN on air report.

Obamas Observe 9/11 Moment of Silence

Friday, September 11th, 2009

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama observed a moment of silence in honor of 9/11 victims outside the White House as a single bugler played taps.

New York remembers 9/11 victims

Friday, September 11th, 2009

As commemorations take place on the eighth anniversary of the 2001 9/11 terrorist attack, New York is mourning almost 3,000 lives lost but also the lack of progress in rebuilding the site.