Month: February 2021

Pride of Britain Awards Salute Heroes

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe Pride of Britain award winners for 2006 were honored Tuesday in a gala event featuring the Beckhams, Rod Stewart, Jude Law, Prince Charles and Tony Blair. The inspiring examples of courage, compassion and bravery included Daniel and Jason Rodd: “The brothers were 14 and 12 when they spotted a group of three adults being swept out to sea… Against their mother Carol’s wishes, and as other adults simply looked on, the boys jumped into the sea with their body boards.” … (Link submitted by GNN member, lottery_dreams)Another pair of honorees were inspired to try to raise the number of black donors of bone marrow when their son was diagnosed with leukaemia and found that only 550 of 285,000 potential UK bone marrow donors were non-white and fit as a potential match. This year is the 10th anniversary of their charity and they have raised the number of black donors in the UK to nearly 20,000. (Daily Mail)Read about past winners at Pride of Britain Website(Thanks to GNN supporter Lottery Dreams for submitting the story idea)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Observant Teacher Likely Saves Student’s Life (Video)

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Florida kindergarten teacher is credited with saving a student’s life after she noticed the 5-year-old girl wasn’t making eye contact and walked with a wobble. The teacher suggested the girl see a neurologist and doctors found a tumor. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Satellite Successfully Intercepted by US Missile

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreDefense officials have a ‘high degree of confidence’ that the U.S. missile successfully hit the fuel tank last night of the satellite that was on a coarse to crash to earth carrying toxic fuel. None of the debris from the strike is larger than a football. (Video)We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Michael J. Fox Returns to TV with Special on Optimism

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first_img Fascinated by Bhutan’s commitment to the positive well-being of its citizens, Fox visits the secluded Himalayan nation, a modern day Shangri La that stresses the importance of joy in everything it does. The whole world, shaken by economic woes, is taking a closer look at optimism. Imagine a country which measures its success with a figure for “Gross National Happiness” instead of Gross National Product. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreMichael J. Fox will return to TV as host of a one-hour special featuring his worldwide travels in search of optimism. “Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” will highlight the causes for and examples of what makes people happy. From the Far East to the recent inauguration celebrations for president Obama, Fox is on the hunt for clues to the nature of optimism. The show will air on ABC at 10 p.m. Thursday, May 7. Fox, diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, says, “For everything this disease has taken, something with greater value has been given. So, sure, it may be one step forward and two steps back, but after a time I’ve learned that what is important is making that one step count.” last_img

Artists Create Pastoral Scenes on Giant Easter Eggs for World Tour

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore In Croatia, self-taught artists are painting giant Easter eggs displaying their native art form, creating fanciful scenes on eggs that will travel the world. Video may take a moment to load – click the “X” to close overlayed advertisement… last_img

A Girl’s Journey from Dollar-a-day Malawi to Elite US Prep School

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn an unlikely journey that most girls in Malawi can only dream of, a 16-year-old from a rural village spent the summer attending Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.She’s one of 17 girls who go to secondary school in Malawi thanks to scholarships from Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa (AGE), a small nonprofit organization founded four years ago with donations from Christian Science Monitor readers.She wants to use her time at Exeter in pursuit of her goal: helping to ease the shortage of doctors in Malawi by becoming one.(Continue reading in the CS Monitor)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Plastic Bags Recycled into Nanotubes

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Waste plastic from “throwaway” carrier bags can be readily converted into carbon nanotubes, cylindrical carbon molecules that have novel properties to make them potentially useful in nanotechnology, electronics, optics and other fields. The chemist who developed the technique says this is one of the cheapest and most environmentally friendly ways to grow nanotubes, and has even used the nanotubes to make lithium-ion batteries. (READ more in NewScientist.com) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Cold Critters Get Help in Normally Tropic Southern States

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore With the frigid cold weather gripping the usually-warm South, animals are finding themselves in need of help. Here is how some of our four-legged, feathered, and finned friends are coping, and how some humans are lending a hand. Watch the video below, or at MSNBC… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Have You Noticed the Massive Speed Increase of the Site?

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreI had intended for weeks to write on the Editor’s Blog about the significant speed increase we’ve achieved for the Good News Network viewers. Thanks to subscription fees from our fans, even the smallest amount of $2.00 per month, I was able to invest in a new fully dedicated server, which has delivered whizzing speeds since November 1. It took a full month for me to get here and post this, but, did you notice how fast the site became around the start of November? Now, all the files and processes occur on my very own server, not shared with any other site. . . A terrific improvement.Thanks to all my supporters! We are busting the myth, proving that Good News really DOES sell!(Look for a great give-away – offering 25 free Gift Subscriptions – coming in December to social network hubs of Facebook and Twitter.) xxoo, GeriAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

Teen Driving Deaths Tumble 64 Percent Across US

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTraffic deaths for all age groups continue to plunge at a record-shattering pace across America.But the drop among teen drivers is especially important, given that traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teens.Teenage driving deaths, registering a historic decrease, dropped 64 percent since 1975.(READ the story in the CS Monitor)Photo by TaylorSchlades via MorguefileAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img