June/July  2004




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The following snippets of interest are derived from various sources, and duly acknowledged.



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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 ascents

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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 climb.

Friday, 21 May, 2004


Pakistan girl gets Olympic dream

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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 sport.

BBC NEWS Wednesday, 16 June, 2004




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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
The Guardian



Kiran Bedi – the UN Police Adviser to address Singapore Global Forum on leadership

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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 our business.

Source: Global Forum on Leadership


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