K’Naan, Liya Kebede, George Clooney, Idris Elba, Bono, Annie Lennox, Colin Farrell, and Bill Nighy unite behind ONE’s new Hungry No More campaign to help focus the world’s attention again on the famine and food crisis in the Horn of Africa. Find out more at http://www.one.org
Millions of children are facing starvation right now — this doesn’t have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa. Please watch this video, share with friends and download Bob Marley’s single ‘High Tide or Low Tide’ with all proceeds going to the East Africa food crisis appeal. YOU CAN HELP NOW.
In two weeks, the House will start deciding where and how much to cut in the 2012 budget.
We know that tough decisions need to be made, but now is not the time to cut poverty-fighting programs that we know work—programs that fight the root causes of chronic hunger, have helped put more than 6 million people on AIDS drugs since 2002 and have helped avert 5.4 million child deaths due to vaccines—all for less than 1% of the budget.
I just signed this petition asking the House to protect these programs. Will you sign it, too?
Together as ONE we can make a difference.
More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered planet. Since then she’s been spending 300 days a year scouring the globe on her mission to spread hope for future generations. She has taken on the responsibilities of a UN Messenger of Peace, and has been honored with countless awards. In Jane’s Journey, we accompany her on her travels across several continents, and receive unprecedented access to her intense and exciting past. From her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, we embark to Gombe National Park on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in Tanzania, her second home. It’s where she began her groundbreaking research nearly half a century ago, and she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her the internationally recognized activist so loved and deeply respected.This documentary offers an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon, possibly the most fascinating woman of our time, whose scientific breakthroughs are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years. by imdb
Day and night at the same time- rare pic
The photograph attached was taken by the crew on board the Columbia
during its last mission, on a cloudless day.
The picture is of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting.
Half of the picture is in night. The bright dots you see are the cities’ lights.
The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert .
Note that the lights are already on in Holland , Paris , and Barcelona,
and that’s it’s still daylight in Dublin , London , Lisbon , and Madrid .
The sun is still shining on the Strait of Gibraltar . The Mediterranean Sea is
already in darkness.
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean you can see the Azores Islands;
below them to the right are the Madeira Islands ; a bit below are the
Canary Islands; and further South, close to the farthest western point
of Africa , are the Cape Verde Islands.
Note that the Sahara is huge and can be seen clearly both during
day time and night time.
To the left, on top, is Greenland , totally frozen