Energy giant EDF has admitted that construction of Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed. —> Read More
ALMATY (Reuters) – A Russian Soyuz spaceship safely delivered a three-man international crew, including Denmark’s first astronaut, to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a day after having had to maneuver to avoid colliding with space debris.
21-year-old South African ‘ability activist’ Chaeli Mycroft has become the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
Chaeli and her team—the Chaeli Kili Climbers—reached the summit early Thursday morning after five days of gruelling ascent in a specialised wheelchair.
“This is the day of days,” read a message from expedition leader Carel Verhoef late Wednesday evening just before the final push to the summit.
“Two years in the making. Hold thumbs people.”
Chaeli and the team have been posting live updates from the five-day ascent, allowing people to follow their progress in real time.
“Everyone to the summit, including Chaeli!” said an update from the team on Thursday afternoon. “We reached the summit at 0800 this morning. A very long day… Chaeli made it!”
Born with cerebral palsy, Chaeli Mycroft has never been one to let a disability get in the way of success. When she was just nine years old, she teamed up with her sister and three friends to raise R20 000 ($1500) for her motorised wheelchair. The success of this small project began a bigger mission, and she later founded a non-profit organisation that provides services to children with disabilities. Since 2004, the “Chaeli Campaign” has assisted over 3 000 children to receive wheelchairs, hearing aids, food supplements and more.
In 2011 Chaeli won the International Children’s Peace Prize, in 2012 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Laureates’ Medal for Social Activism, and then in the World of Children Youth Award in 2013. She has been recognised by former president of South —> Read More
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Football fans really DO help win a game: Teams are more likely to win at home because of crowd support
Texas A&M International University and Western Illinois University researchers found that the enthusiasm of a large crowd boost a team’s success. —> Read More
Experts at the University of York ave taken an important step in making it possible to clean millions of hectares of land contaminated by explosives. —> Read More
Denmark’s first astronaut has arrived to join eight crew members on the International Space Station and has brought Lego
The washing machine that cleans TWO loads at once: Haier unveils model that deals with different colours simultaneously
The company unveiled its new machine at tech conference IFA in Berlin. The average person family creates 220 loads of washing over the course of a year, the firm said. —> Read More
Mystery of what killed 60,000 antelope in four DAYS solved? Normally harmless bacteria appear to have turned on the endangered animals
Biologists were shocked by the scale of the deaths of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan this year, which saw 134,000 die in a couple of weeks, but are now finding clues pointing to the cause. —> Read More
Is Dyson working on an electric CAR? Firm’s vehicle could run for twice as long as its rivals using breakthrough batteries
Dyson (founder Sir James Dyson pictured) made the statements during an earnings announcement in which it revealed the Wiltshire-based firm’s revenues were up 10 per cent in 2014. —> Read More