Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day 2012

The 42nd Anniversary  Earth Day 2012 campaign is designed to provide people with the opportunity to unite their voices in a call for a sustainable future and direct them towards quantifiable outcomes. From Myanmar to Washington, D.C., people turned out to draw attention to global efforts to protect the planet.

For Earth Day 2012 we are mobilizing the planet simply to say one thing:- the Earth won't wait. It seems that environmental issues have been put on the back burner as we are in the midst of a global recession. It is time for us to Mobilize the Earth™ and speak with one voice, one message.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The 100th anniversary of Titanic

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is being remembered at events across the world, including in the ship's birthplace Belfast, Northern Ireland. A plaque featuring the names of those who died was unveiled in the Titanic Memorial Garden and no distinction on the memorial between first-class passengers and others on board.The names of the dead are listed in alphabetical order.Thousands attended or listened to the Belfast service, which was held at the city hall.
On MS Balmoral cruise ship passengers and crew said prayers at the spot in the North Atlantic where the Titanic sank with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.Passengers lined the decks of MS Balmoral, which has been retracing the route of the doomed voyage. After a moment of silence, three floral wreaths were cast onto the waves as the ship's whistle sounded in the dark.
The sinking is also being remembered in other parts of the globe including New York, which had been the Titanic's intended destination.

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