Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, left, performs on stage with dancer Christian Lightner at the 2014 TED Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She was a dancer who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. She took to the stage with a new prosthetic limb to perform for the first time since losing part of her left leg. After 200 days of work, for the first time she danced a rumba on her new leg, to raucous applause from the crowd.
See her above, with dance partner Christian.
With her husband Adam Davis, an Air Force captain, they were both injured in the Marathon bombings.
Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died in London. She was 87.
Margaret Thatcher, the prime-minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 until 1990, died today at the age of 87. Her spokesman, Lord Bell, released a statement in which her son and daughter confirmed the reports of her death. “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.”
Thatcher was the longest running UK prime minister of the 20th Century and the UK’s only female one — ever. She had been a key figure in British and world history. London daily The Guardian characterized her as “the most dominant British prime minister since Winston Churchill in 1940 and a global champion of the late 20th century free market economic revival.” Even more than 20 years since she left office, Thatcher remained a divisive and influential figure.
Her uncompromising and controversial style was well known and she stayed true to her character until her last day in the office. Here are a couple of exchanges she had with two opposition MP’s on her last speech in the House of Commons on 22 November 1990.
Margaret Thatcher’s last speech in the House of Commons – A must watch
The original Iron Lady!!
Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon as commander of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission, has died at 82
Armstrong passed away due to complications of a heart bypass surgery he underwent just weeks ago. His 82nd birthday was on August 5.
On July 20, 1969, Armstrong made history by walking onto the surface of the moon and uttering the words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” and completed arguably the greatest scientific feat of the 20th century.
Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1930. He studied aerospace engineering at Purdue University both before and after serving in the Navy as a test and fighter pilot he was selected in 1958 for the U.S. Air Force’s ‘Man in Space Soonest’ program.
Source: Report by NBC
Egoist can be won over by Respect, Crazy can be won by allowing him to behave as Insane and a Wise person can be won over by Truth.
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In my opinion, one of the most difficult tasks that any world leader will face is balancing time with their two major obligations; the population that they are leading and their actual family. There’s no hiding the strong bonds between the members of the Obama family; the family reserves time for a sit-down dinnertime every night. Barack Obama is certainly a family man; he’s seen in public all of the time with his loving family.
Additionally, Barack Obama is committed to creating universal health care in America. This shows that the health of the individual American is one of his top priorities.
A leader’s job often includes changing your people’s attitudes and behavior. Some suggestions to accomplish this:
- Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
- Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
- Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
- Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
- Let the other person save face.
- Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”
- Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
- Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
- Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.