Sunday, November 19, 2017

Roger Ebert: Remaking my Voice

April 22, 2011 by  
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When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story.

Stone Store, Keri Keri, Northland

August 19, 2010 by  
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“The Stone Store, a former storehouse, is the oldest stone building in New Zealand, its construction having begun on 19 April 1832. The keystone above the door bearing the date 1833 is thought to have been carved by the stonemason William Parrott who cut the Sydney sandstone in situ, but construction of the building was […]

The Lifesaver Bottle

August 13, 2010 by  
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“Is an innovative water purification device that can remove debris, bacteria and viruses from water utilising a unique membrane filtration system. Many people in many parts of the world lack access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it by inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most unpalatable water […]

The Feed Foundation

July 8, 2010 by  
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“Raises awareness and funds to ensure nutritious School Meals for all children as a first step to improving the global food system. It was founded in 2008 by Ellen Gustafson and Lauren Bush. They started the Foundation because of their shared commitment to raise valuable funds and support for the United Nations World Food Programme’s […]

HSA Opus 118

June 7, 2010 by  
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Learning a musical instrument is a unique way of exposing children to beauty. Music education is a prime tool to awaken creativity and to teach concentration and focus. Opus 118 transforms the lives of thousands of Harlem youngsters through music. Focused study of a musical instrument affects a student’s academic performance in other subject areas […]

ShelterBox

May 25, 2010 by  
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“They instantly respond to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Each box supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, […]

Jane Goodall Institute

May 18, 2010 by  
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“Their work empowers people to make a difference for all living things. It builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision. Specifically, they seek to (i) improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy.

ALS Therapy Development Institute

May 1, 2010 by  
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“Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and outside the US as Motor Neuron Disease (MND) or Charcot’s Disease, is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain (upper motor neurons) and spinal cord (lower motor neurons) and affects muscle function. ALS TDI is the world’s first non-profit biotechnology […]

Anna’s Adventures

April 28, 2010 by  
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Imagine being a Doctor and having cancer. “Sydney-born Rhodes Scholar, Doctor, Medical Researcher and cancer patient, Anna Donald was a fearless explorer, eager to communicate her experience. While undergoing her fourth round of chemotherapy and exploring complementary therapies, Anna used her formidable skills to offer rare insights from the other side of the doctor-patient divide. […]

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