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The following snippets of
interest are derived from various sources, and duly acknowledged.
WITH A MISSION REACHES
Anoushka Kachelo, 24, resident of
London, is perhaps the youngest woman, and first Pakistani, to walk
the last degree to the North Pole. After eight days of hauling over
55 kilos across about 50 miles of the frozen continent, Anoushka
achieved her goal of reaching the Geographic North Pole at 7.10am
(GMT), Sunday April 24, 2004. In November, Anoushka will set off on
a 730 mile journey across Antarctica in an attempt to complete her
bid to become the youngest woman to trek to both the North and South
Poles in the same year, and the first Pakistani to reach either
Pole, while raising money for charity.
Anoushka is raising awareness of three
charities close to her heart - The Children's Art Foundation
(CHART), which aims to provide access to the Fine Arts to
under-privileged British school children; the Pakistani Special
Olympics, which provides sports training and athletic competition
for children with special needs; and La Strada, a Ukrainian-based
charity that works with the victims of human trafficking.
Source: Redhotcurry - News
Sherpas set record Everest time and number of
Sherpa Pemba Dorje
Sherpa Pemba Dorje of Nepal has set a new record
for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest. He climbed the mountain in eight
hours and 10 minutes on Friday 21 May 2004 – beating the earlier record of
ten hours and 56 minutes set by Lakpa Gelu.
Pemba Dorje was part of a team led by veteran climber, Appa Sherpa, who also
set a new record for the highest number of ascents with his fourteenth
Friday, 21 May, 2004
Pakistan girl gets Olympic dream
A 13-year-old Pakistani girl is to become the first female
to swim for her country in the forthcoming Olympic Games in Athens.
Rubab Raza, a schoolgirl from Lahore, has found time to
compete in many international swimming matches. She won two silver medals
and one bronze in the ninth South Asian games held in Islamabad this year.
Rubab won a wild card entry for the 2004 Olympics on the
merit of her performances in swimming championships around the world.
Lack of proper coaching and facilities is not the only
setback she faces in Pakistan. Another problem for the aspiring young
swimmer is the threat posed by some hard line Islamist elements, who have
made known their opposition to girls and young women taking part in the
BBC NEWS Wednesday, 16 June, 2004
SIMON KHAN WINS THE WALES OPEN
Simon Khan, an unheralded 31-year old ranked 255th in the
world, won the Wales Open at the second extra hole after he and Paul
Casey, ranked 30th, had each posted totals of 267, 21 under par. The
golfer from Chingford in Essex and attached to the Toot Hill club,
won the championship on 7 June 2004.
Source: Helen Smyth at Celtic Manor
Monday June 07 2004
Kiran Bedi – the UN Police Adviser to address Singapore Global Forum on leadership
Kiran Bedi, one of India’s best known crime fighters and civilian
police adviser to the United Nations will join a formidable line up of
speakers at the Global Brand Forum in Singapore this August.
"I am very honoured to be invited to speak at the Global Brand
Forum," said Bedi, " This will give me two exciting opportunities.
One to meet with and learn from global leaders who I have admired. Second to
visit the city of Singapore known to the world, as a role model of what
transformative leadership can be and do".
The Global Brand Forum 2004 will bring together nine eminent
personalities from diverse backgrounds to exchange views and propose
solutions to some of the pressing leadership issues facing brands and
businesses today. Now in its second year, the Global Brand Forum has become
a platform for the world’s most influential people to disseminate
knowledge and initiate debate that will instill change in the way we manage
Source: Global Forum
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