Soccer Field Powered by Solar and Kinetic Energy #STEM

Soccer Field Powered by Solar and Kinetic Energy #STEM

“Under the project, sponsored by Royal Dutch Shell, around 200 energy-capturing tiles developed by British startup Pavegen were installed the width and breadth of the field and covered by a layer of AstroTurf. Working in conjunction with solar panels also installed around the field, the player-powered tiles feed electricity to a system of floodlights overhead.” (source) Below are videos about this initiative. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
Burka Avenger: “Justice, peace and education for all!”

Burka Avenger: “Justice, peace and education for all!”

In this new animated adventure series, a young Muslim woman with superpowers becomes “Burka Avenger.” Explaining her mission, she states, “Now, I use my powers for good. I stand for justice, peace and education for all. I fight against the forces of tyranny and ignorance… because I am Burka Avenger!” Al Jazeera says Burka Avenger is “Like no other superhero before her.” With English subtitles, you can practice your Hindi while enjoying this award winning action animation. Originally broadcast in Urdu, the Indian version will be dubbed in English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, in order to maximize its reach. She is perhaps the first superhero fighting to promote education for all, but we have some real life Muslim women on a similar mission. In 2009, Queen Rania of Jordan launched 1GOAL and proclaimed that she wants to provide education for every child on the planet. Queen Rania is not alone. Others, like Malala Yousafzai are also actively campaigning for equal access to education. Below are two episodes from the series. Visit Burka Avenger on Facebook or BurkaAvenger.com. Episode 1 – Burka Avenger Prevents a School Closing The first episode of the Burka Avenger, Season 01. In this episode Vadero Pajero and Baba Bandook conspire to shut down the girls school. Burka Avenger comes to the rescue and saves the day. Episode 2 – Burka Avenger Fights Polio Evil Baba Bandook kidnaps the polio health worker and steals the polio vaccines and hides them in the mammoth clock tower with the help of his giant robot (Roobot Zalminator). The dangerous polio virus is detected in Halwapur city and children are at risk. Burka...
Queen Rania: “Travelers are the greatest ambassadors of tolerance.”

Queen Rania: “Travelers are the greatest ambassadors of tolerance.”

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan extends greetings to world media representatives traveling to Jordan for journalistic tourism. Press Conference on 25 March 2015 in Amman, Jordan. * * * TRANSCRIPT My husband a few years ago in maybe one of his earliest interviews once described Jordan as a country that is stuck between a rock and a hard place. I remember at the time thinking that, I hope that over the years, this hard place would soften up, and the rock would erode a little bit. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. As you can see our region is dominating the headlines for perhaps all the wrong reasons. Maybe our region doesn’t feature as a travel hot spot, and that’s the very reason why I wanted to thank you all for taking the time and making the effort to come to Jordan yourselves to experience it first hand and to see that despite the tough neighborhood that’s around us, here in Jordan we just get on with it. For us, it’s business as usual, and that includes in the tourism sector as well. I can take hours talking about what Jordan has to offer. From the history, the culture, the adventure, nature, health and wellness, religious tourism. In a nutshell, there’s something for everybody. You might wonder why how come in Jordan we have managed to maintain this oasis despite the neighborhood around us. I would say that is not a coincidence. It is a result of the warmth of the people of Jordan which I think you have experienced. The attachment to their land, and their protectiveness over...
Mindvalley Voted Among Top Ten Coolest Workplaces in 2012

Mindvalley Voted Among Top Ten Coolest Workplaces in 2012

Mindvalley was voted among the World’s Top Ten Coolest Workplaces by Inc. Magazine in 2012. What is Mindvalley? We are a global brand and company that invests in, creates and builds businesses that help push humanity forward. We stand for ideas and products that allow human beings to live healthier, happier lives. From life-changing techniques in personal growth and education models that inspire and foster progress and innovation, to work cultures and movements that cultivate creativity and freedom — we are ambitiously, ridiculously, and irreverently determined to unleash the full potential of humanity so that everyone can truly be the best version of themselves. The music in this video is “The Great” by Broke for Free.   FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
“Unsung Hero” Believe In Good – Thai TVC Life Insurance Video Ad

“Unsung Hero” Believe In Good – Thai TVC Life Insurance Video Ad

The inspiring video above is an example of a new kind of advertising that focuses on kindness and universal virtues with very little mention of a company or what it sells. Commentary This is a commentary video uploaded to YouTube by Angie Li on Apr 11, 2014. A Thai life insurance company with a history of producing powerful, tearjerking ads has done it again. Its latest, a three-minute spot titled “Unsung Hero,” follows a good Samaritan whose daily deeds (watering a dying sidewalk potted plant, helping an elderly street vendor get her cart over a high curb, feeding a stray hungry dog, leaving bananas for an elderly neighbor, giving money to a poor young girl) go largely unnoticed — mainly because he’s not looking to be recognized. “He gets nothing,” an English translation of the ad’s voice-over reads. “He won’t be richer. Won’t appear on TV. Still anonymous. And not a bit more famous.” Eventually, though, the man’s kindness is rewarded when he sees the power of his actions — the girl going to school, the plant growing, the stray dog following him home. “He witnesses happiness,” the voice-over continues. “Reaches a deeper understanding. Feels the love. Receives what money can’t buy. A world made more beautiful.” The ad, created by Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok for Thai Life, has been viewed more than 5 million times since it was posted to YouTube. “Thai life insurance ad about this ‘Unsung Hero’ will make you cry at work,” Creativity magazine declared. Last fall, a Thai Life ad, called “Silence of Love,” depicted a teenage girl’s relationship with father, who cannot hear...
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