Joanna Lumley supports Humans Of Our World Foundation
Joanna Lumley has lent her support to the Humans Of Our World charity's Don't Forget Nepal's Victims campaign, urging people to donate to those affected by the 2015 earthquake that devastated the country, killing over 9000 people and leaving 820,000 families homeless.
Joanna Lumley Backs Humans Of Our World Campaign
Joanna Lumley has announced her support for Humans of our World's humanitarian campaign, Don’t Forget Nepal’s Victims. Joanna is helping raise awareness and funds for the country's forgotten villages since the 2015 earthquake struck the region.
Joanna Lumley Asks All to Donate to ‘Don't Forget Nepal's Victims’ Campaign
Humans Of Our World, the humanitarian foundation set up by media entrepreneur, director and philanthropist, Pritan Ambroase, has launched a campaign: ‘DON’T FORGET NEPAL’S VICTIMS’. This campaign is officially supported by Joanna Lumley and she urges people to donate to support survivors of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal who are still suffering significantly due to lack of help. Humans of our World will use the funds towards the humanitarian aid camps in Nepal taking place in October 2018.
Watch the Heartwarming Moment a Man on the Subway Offers to Play Cell Phone Game With Curious Boy
A simple exchange between a man and a boy on the New York City subway is melting hearts across the internet.In a series of videos that were uploaded to Facebook by Kia Tatiyana Davis, a man can be seen playing some kind of game on his phone.As he plays, a curious little boy starts to peer over his shoulder. When the man takes notice of his young neighbor’s interest in the game, he smiles and hands the phone to the boy so they could play the game together.“What I witnessed today on the train. I almost cried y’all,” wrote Davis.The small act of kindness and friendship has already been viewed over 1 million times.
MHN conducted Health Camp at Dolakha in collaboration with Humans of Our World
Just days after the occurrence of the first massive earthquake that tore Nepal into pieces, another Major earthquake occurred in Nepal on 12th of May with a magnitude of 7.3 rector scale. And, as if Dolakha already had fewer problems nature again played a very unfair game, the epicenter of the second quake being Dolakha. Dolakha is always in news for the epidemic breakdown of simple communicable diseases, poverty, unemployment, and lack of health services and facilities. It is undoubtedly one of the least developed districts of Nepal.
Anonymous Woman Just Gave $100 to Every Teacher in Her District So They Could Buy School Supplies
An anonymous donor has just gifted a $100 bill to every teacher in a Kentucky school district. When the teachers of Pendleton County Schools showed up for the opening day of the school year earlier this week, they were surprised to learn that a woman had given them all cash donations to buy school supplies. With 143 teachers in the school district, the donation totaled up to $14,300 – and the educators were understandably blown away by the compassionate gesture.
2-year-old girl hands out burritos to exhausted firefighters battling wildfire
A 2-year-old girl has made sure that firefighters in northern California have a full stomach before they head back to battling the deadly Carr Fire raging across the region. Chelsey Lutz, 30, posted an adorable video on Facebook of her daughter, Gracie, handing out breakfast burritos to firefighters in Anderson, California, on Monday after they finished the night shift fighting the fire that has killed six people, four of whom were firefighters.
32,000-Year-Old Plant Brought Back to Life—Oldest Yet
A Russian team discovered a seed cache of Silene stenophylla, a flowering plant native to Siberia, that had been buried by an Ice Age squirrel near the banks of the Kolyma River (map). Radiocarbon dating confirmed that the seeds were 32,000 years old. The mature and immature seeds, which had been entirely encased in ice, were unearthed from 124 feet (38 meters) below the permafrost, surrounded by layers that included mammoth, bison, and woolly rhinoceros bones.
Scientists are making remarkable progress at using brain implants to restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away.
The French neuroscientist was watching a macaque monkey as it hunched aggressively at one end of a treadmill. His team had used a blade to slice halfway through the animal’s spinal cord, paralyzing its right leg. Now Courtine wanted to prove he could get the monkey walking again. To do it, he and colleagues had installed a recording device beneath its skull, touching its motor cortex, and sutured a pad of flexible electrodes around the animal’s spinal cord, below the injury. A wireless connection joined the two electronic devices.
By converting heat to focused beams of light, a new solar device could create cheap and continuous power.
Solar panels cover a growing number of rooftops, but even decades after they were first developed, the slabs of silicon remain bulky, expensive, and inefficient. Fundamental limitations prevent these conventional photovoltaics from absorbing more than a fraction of the energy in sunlight.
Scientists have solved fundamental problems that were holding back cures for rare hereditary disorders. Next we’ll see if the same approach can take on cancer, heart disease, and other common illnesses.
When Kala Looks gave birth to fraternal twin boys in January 2015, she and her husband, Philip, had no idea that one of them was harboring a deadly mutation in his genes. At three months old, their son Levi was diagnosed with severe combined immune deficiency, or SCID, which renders the body defenseless against infections. Levi’s blood had only a few immune cells essential to fighting disease. Soon he would lose them and have no immune system at all.
Italian bus company employees donate paid leave days to colleague with sick child
Employees of a bus company in Italy donated their paid leave days to a colleague so he could spend more time with his disabled child, reported a local newspaper.Maurizio is a public bus driver for Bergamo's bus company Atb. His 14-year-old son, Andrea, underwent a corrective back surgery in 2017 after which he was unable to perform everyday tasks like speak and eat on his own
Endangered wild donkeys reappear in northwest China
A herd of endangered Mongolian donkeys has reappeared in their homeland in northwest China. About 400 of the asses were spotted in Qitai County, a region in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
San Diego State grad finally gets his diploma — at age 105
At age 105, Bill Vogt has learned a thing or two. Until Thursday afternoon, though, he'd never held in his hands the piece of paper proving what he'd known to be true about himself since 1935: That he is a graduate of San Diego State University.
Birth rights: sisterhood and sexual empowerment in Kenya
For many girls and women in Africa, contraception and reproductive health services simply do not exist. A new mother dies every three minutes there, while many people still see female genital mutilation as a rite of passage. Among the organisations working to improve things is Amref Health Africa. Photographer Dean Bradshaw accompanied the charity to Kenya to meet some of the women it works with. Through his portraits, Bradshaw tried to capture the women as they wish to be seen: “proud, diverse, beautiful, empowered” – not as victims but as individuals
Rebel bank sells art to buy back Londoners’ debts
Artist Hilary Powell and her husband, filmmaker Dan Edelstyn, launched the project in a former Co-op bank on Walthamstow high street earlier this year. They hope to raise £50,000 in order to buy back the debt, and have already passed the £30,000 mark. So-called ‘bad loans’ can be written down to a fraction of their original value when they reach the secondary market. “We want to demystify economics,” said Edelstyn. “Knowledge and community are power.”
Four wildlife conservation success stories
Africa’s most endangered carnivore, the Ethiopian wolf, is an elusive species that lives only in the highlands of Ethiopia. Much of its existing habitat is now preserved, and public awareness has helped reduce the threat from hunting. In the Bale Mountains – home to the largest population of around 200 animals – trackers monitor the wolves’ activities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.