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..
An Innovative Way To Empower Women Against Harassers
How many women can say that they do not fear stepping out at night, even with a companion or in their vehicles? The number is negligible. Not only during late hours but even in broad daylight women have a sense of fear in them – a fear of harassment or molestation and a fear of being stalked.
This happens despite us coming a long way since our first steps on this planet. We currently inhabit a world that is much more open to women’s participation in social, economic and political spheres. More women are breaking household shackles and taking the route of a corporate lifestyle. More women are stepping out of their houses to work, to drive cars and bikes, to go for a nice dinner with their other female friends.
However, a lot is yet to be achieved. Women are still in harm’s ways, especially on roads. It is no secret that there are more male drivers than their female counterparts? Is driving a car or riding a scooter something women cannot do? No. The reason for the low number is our society’s attitudes toward female drivers and women’s fear of harassment or being stalked on roads.
Even after 70 years of independence, Indian women are yet to enjoy real freedom on roads. Crime against women has doubled in the last decade.
To ensure their safety, women have taken the course of self-defence. What can be done when a woman riding a scooter is whistled at or followed back home? More often than not, they carry with themselves small items of safety like – swiss knives, pepper or chilli sprays. But what happens if they forget to keep the pepper spray in their bag? Or when a harasser comes, they have to waste time scavenging through their bag to find the small bottle buried deep inside? Self-defence techniques come in handy only when they are available at easy disposal.
To ensure the safety of women riders, CEAT has come up with an innovative idea. They have integrated the grip of their scooters with pepper spray holders. This way, the spray is always at disposal and when in need, a woman doesn’t need to search through her bag.
The idea has manifold advantages. One does not need to consciously remember to put the spray in one’s bag each time before stepping out of the house. A bottle of spray is always fitted to the scooter.
#CEATSafetyGrip campaign is a unique step toward women empowerment. Its success will definitely aid thousands of women riding alone on roads.
You can know about it online here.