Showing posts with label Vision and Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vision and Inspiration. Show all posts

Inspirational Stories: Iraqi Orphan Leaves Judges in Tears on X-Factor Australia.

Inspirational Stories: Iraqi Orphan Leaves Judges in Tears on X-Factor Australia.

The story of this young Iraqi man Emmanuel Kelly has touched so many lives across the world since this video of his appearance on the X-Factor Australia TV show went viral. It's a heartbreaking but in the end triumphant story of the effects of war and how an 'act of love' from one person can change someone's life and future. Take a look at the inspirational and emotional video below.

Emmanuel Kelly, who lost both arms to chemical warfare in Iraq, made his debut tear-jerking performance on X-Factor Australia this week...

Chris Paul's Forgiving Heart: NBA Star Wants Grandfather's Killers Set Free!

Chris Paul's Forgiving Heart: NBA Star Wants Grandfather's Killers Set Free!

For this issue of Vision and Inspiration we decided to feature the incredible 'power of forgiveness' story of NBA star Chris Paul. Here are a few excerpts from the original story.
"On the moonless night of Nov. 15, 2002, five young boys ran across a park, jumped a 61-year-old man, bound his wrists, duct-taped his mouth, and beat him with pipes until his heart stopped. All for his wallet. That man was Nathaniel Jones, the grandfather of future NBA star Chris Paul

Remarkable Stories: Four Year Old Australian Girl is an Art Prodigy!

Remarkable Stories: Four Year Old Australian Girl is an Art Prodigy!


At four years old, Australian Aelita Andre is already being hailed as a prodigy in the art world with comparisons to legends like Picasso. Aelita opened her first solo art exhibition " Prodigy of Color" on June 4th in NYC. The exhibit features her abstract, expressionist paintings which range in price from $4000 to $10000 each.

Is Your iPhone Secretly Tracking & Storing Your Location & Travels? YES!

Is Your iPhone Secretly Tracking & Storing Your Location & Travels? YES!


CNN.com and Cnet.com have both published articles informing users about the spy like tracking of the Apple iPhone, 3G enabled iPads and the iPod Touch. Researchers have "found what looks like secret files on the iPhone that track users' locations and store it on the device, without the permission of the device owner."

"Alasdair Allan, senior research fellow in astronomy at the University of Exeter and writer Pete Warden, discovered the log file and created a tool that lets users see a visualization of that data... The pair note that the data is unencrypted, giving anyone with access to your phone or computer, where backups may be stored a way to grab the data and extrapolate a person's whereabouts and routines.


The True Cost of Blackberries, Iphones & Ipads is War and Human Lives!

The True Cost of Blackberries, Iphones & Ipads is War and Human Lives!

Help Raise Awareness: We are sharing the compelling video and article below with our readers in order to bring awareness to the fact that the electronic gadgets, video games, smartphones and computers we prize so much are helping to fund a brutal war and genocide in the African Republic of Congo.

Now that you know the truth think twice before shelling out $400 plus to purchase these items. You can make a difference, you can help end the war. Demand accountability from manufacturers like Apple, Intel and RIM, demand that they use conflict free minerals to manufacture their products. Visit raisehopeforCongo.org and add your name to the petition.



November 16th is International Day For Tolerance!

November 16th is International Day For Tolerance!

Hurtful stereotypes, ignorance and hate only work to deepen poverty and conflict among cultures, civilizations and peoples. Lush Fab Glam encourages you to recognize and tell your friends about International Day For Tolerance in order to advance human welfare, freedom and progress everywhere.

For more details on the UN's Internation Day For Tolerance visit:  http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/
 
Will you be practising respect and tolerance for people of all races and cultures today? Leave a comment.
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In the Know: First Ever National No Phone Zone Day

Today is the First Ever National No Phone Zone Day!


Today is the first ever 'National No Phone Zone Day.' This is in memory of those who lost family members and friends and the victims who have been permanently injured from accidents that occur because of distracted driving. 

Help save lives, do not talk and text while driving. Take the 'No Phone Zone Pledge' and learn more about this cause by visiting Oprah's website.  24 states have now made it illegal to talk or text while driving, help spread the word and make the choice for yourself, help ensure that no one you know is driving distracted.

Will you be taking the "No Phone Zone Pledge"? Leave a comment.

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In the Know: Charitable Causes

The Fashion For Relief Haiti Charity Show In London

The Fashion for Relief Haiti charity show which took place yesterday at London's Sommerset house was a great success. The event organized by model Naomi Campbell raised over £1million by auctioning off designer dresses including designs from the late Alexander McQueen. The show featured Kate Moss, Gerri Halliwell and Naomi Campbell on the runway, they joined by countless British celebrities and designers who turned out to support the event. It's good to see that the spotlight is still on helping the people of Haiti. Well done Ladies!

(From left to right: Kate Moss, Annabelle and Naomi Campbell)

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"IN THE KNOW" Charitable Causes

Everybody Hurts - Charity Single For The Haiti Earthquake Appeal

Some of the biggest names in UK and American music have joined forces to record an emotive cover of the REM classic 'Everybody Hurts', to raise money for charities supporting the relief efforts in Haiti.

The line up of featured artists include; Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Joe McElderry, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Mika, Michael Bublé, James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, and Westlife.

The single will be released for download on February 7th and the CD will be released on February 8th. You can also Pre-order the CD via the following sites: Amazon , HMV  and Play . The song is currently available on You Tube for sampling we give it a "Thumbs Up."



“IN THE KNOW”: Charitable Causes


Help Haiti - Drop their debt Sign the Global Petition


Join the international campaign to convince world leaders to cancel Haiti’s existing $1 billion international debt and ensure that new aid is provided in the form of grants not loans. This will give the people of Haiti a chance for significant and lasting recovery.

More about ONE International:
ONE is a campaign and advocacy organisation with more than 2 million members committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African policy makers and activists.


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