British Army Veteran Dies While Trying To Cross The Antarctic
January 25th, 2016
Image Courtesy: bbc
Henry Worsley, an explorer who attempted to cross the Antarctic on his own died just 30 miles short of the finish line. Henry Worsley is reported to have suffered an organ failure. The plan was to cross the continent “unassisted and unsupported” – with no supply drops or help from dogs or any other source.
He had began his solo journey 71 days before. The 55 year old army officer was doing this as a fund raiser which had already grossed over 100,000 pounds for the Endeavour Fund which supports injured service men and women. The news was made public by his wife, she had also thanked ALE and the medical staff for all the efforts to revive him.
Explorer Henry Worsley dies in Antarctic crossing RIP a great man. Brave and loyal. Tragedy https://t.co/91onXbvSwk
— Richard Benyon (@RichardBenyonMP) January 25, 2016
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Henry Worsley. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
— Royal British Legion (@PoppyLegion) January 25, 2016
— The Veterans Charity (@VETERANSCHARITY) January 25, 2016
Among the people who have paid their tributes are the Duke of Cambridge and football sensation David Beckham. Worsley speaking to the BBC before he embarked on the endeavour had hinted he could end up losing just less than 13 Kgs during the scheduled journey. The Endeavour fund for whom he was raising money was had conveyed their devastation on hearing the news of Worsley.
More as we get.
Share your thoughts..
A Night To Remember: Thousands March For Women Safety And Empowerment
As the clock ticks and the day starts ending, the only thing on the mind of every woman is to rush home. From literally sprinting to informing of their location every minute to the family members, women do it all. All this for just one reason – it’s not safe to be outside after the sun sets. If by chance there is even a slight delay, the family also starts fretting.
Why is being outside after a certain time considered to be unsafe? Well, the answer can be found in the question itself. It is because, as it starts getting darker, lesser women step out and hence roads are perceived to be unsafe.
Volvo beautifully addressed this via a video, set at the background of a popular old Hindi song, showing three women and sending out a simple message that more the women on the streets, more safer it will become. This video struck a chord among a lot of people, especially women who could identify with it.
Volvo, in a bid to encourage women to step out and reclaim their city spaces, organised a night walk. Mumbai Night Walk which was organised by Volvo under the #MakeYourCitySafe initiative in association with CrossBow Miles invited all the women to participate in a great number.
The mood for the symbolic march, which was held on May 19, was set up right at the beginning of event with some soul-stirring music and talks by various artists who champion the cause of equal rights for women.
In the final leg of the movement, which was the midnight walk itself was joined by Srishti Bakshi, founder and campaign champion of CrossBow Miles, who also holds a unique feat of walking 3,800 km from Kanyakumari to Srinagar in 230 days for raising awareness for women empowerment through financial and digital literacy. She is of a strong opinion that small steps lead to bigger changes. Problems like misogyny and gender stereotyping cannot change overnight and only sustained efforts towards completely removing them can bring change.
Bakshi joined the enthusiastic crowd of women marchers who walked from High Street Phoenix to Mahalaxmi Racecourse. The event had performances by spoken word poet Simar Singh, singer Abhilasha Sinha, singer-songwriter Aarifah Rebello, rapper Sofia Ashraf and award-winning singer Rekha Bharadwaj. The event saw some really acclaimed personalities like Sushmita Sen and Dia Mirza in attendance too.
This is not the first time that such a night march is being organised by CrossBow Miles. Earlier too, public night walks were organised in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Gwalior and New Delhi which were attended by 200-15,000 people in each city.
The Logical Indian congratulates Volvo on the grand success of their initiative #MakeYourCitySafe. We also hope that women leave their apprehension behind and unitedly reclaim their city spaces.