There are many everyday heroes who we turn to in times of disaster. Yesterday we saw countless heroes - fire fighters, police officers, public transit workers, emergency teams, neighbours - who helped those affected by the deadly super storm Sandy.
The Coast Guard is just one group that came to the rescue. Watch this incredible video of the Coast Guard rescuing 14 people from the HMS Bounty, the replica of a large ship that was featured in films including Mutiny on the Bounty, Treasure Island
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
Sending best wishes to everyone dealing with Hurricane Sandy. While thankfully we survived Hurricane Irene last year on Necker, it did destroy our home. However, the fire did help us to remember what is really important in life – the people you share it with.
If it stays a catagory one everyone should be fine. Just avoid flying bits and pieces!
Stay safe and look out for one another, during the hurricane and afterwards too.
Image by NASA Goddard photo and video on Flickr
Good news for anybody interested in galaxies far, far away - there could be more habitable planets out in space than anybody previously thought! A new model for identifying planets with underground water – rather than just surface water – has indicated many more planets have the potential to support life.A PhD student from Aberdeen University, Sean McMahon, presented the research at the British Science Festival. He said: “It's the idea of a range of distances from a star within
Spending time in beautiful Cairo - not a bad view of the city! Can you spot the pyramids in the distance?
Looking forward to a discussion with entrepreneurs and businesspeople this evening. We will be at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza in Cairo at 8pm local time. Join us and a surprise guest!
Those interested can book seats by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +2012 226 77104. Hope to see you there.
In Cairo. Here for a meeting of The Elders discussing worldwide conflicts.
Just spent an hour with Lakhdar Brahimi, one of the Elders and UN Special Envoy for Syria. What an enormous challenge he has and may the necessary countries that need to come on board to bring about peace there move quickly to avert the suffering.
One day it is inevitable that this would be resolved by elections possibly overseen by the UN. The sooner that day comes about, the sooner the misery and suffering can be put
Spent time last week with the Global Commission on Drug Policy, discussing ways to end the war on drugs.The Drug Policy Alliance also do a lot of great work to raise awareness about the war on drugs and effect change. So we were happy to endorse a brilliant art auction they are running, which is raising money to support their work.Adam Cvijanovic's Untitled (Caribou) caught me eye. How about you?
Head over to http://www.reformartauction.org/ to have a look at the art and take your pic