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Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick – Kenya's Mother of Elephants, Part 2 of 2

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Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick – Kenya's Mother of Elephants, Part 2 of 2

Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick was a Kenyan-British author and leading elephant conservationist, specializing in the raising and reintegrating of orphaned elephants into the wild for over 30 years. Dr. Dame Daphne has authored several books, including “The Orphans of Tsavo” and “An Elephant Called Eleanor,” amongst others. In 2014, the documentary “Gardeners of Eden” was released, featuring some of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s courageous operations. The film portrays the tragic fate of Africa’s elephants, who are endangered due to the illegal ivory trade. “What we are doing is giving some elephants another chance of life, so that hopefully when things improve for elephants worldwide, there will still be some left.” Her tireless work to promote wildlife conservation has earned a number of accolades. She was decorated in 1989 with an MBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England.
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2019-12-01   47 Views
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2019-12-01

Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Kenya's Mother of Elephants, Part 1 of 2

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Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick: Kenya's Mother of Elephants, Part 1 of 2

David Sheldrick was fully devoted to the welfare of African wildlife, which he deemed sacrosanct. For over two decades, with Daphne's assistance, David more or less single-handedly built Tsavo East National Park, Kenya's largest national park. This sanctuary became the protected home to the country's biggest elephant population. In 1977, Dame Daphne Sheldrick's husband, David, passed away. Her husband had dedicated his life to wildlife protection and the park. In her husband's memory, Dame Daphne Sheldrick founded the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The conservation organization has become one of Africa's oldest wildlife charities. Dame Daphne went on to spend over six decades of her life protecting wildlife in Africa as a conservationist.
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2019-11-22   144 Views
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2019-11-22

William Butler Yeats: Ireland's Mystical Poetic Genius, Part 2 of 2

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William Butler Yeats: Ireland's Mystical Poetic Genius, Part 2 of 2

William Butler Yeats continued his discovery of mysticism with lengthy experiments with the help of his wife, who shared his interest in spirituality. She introduced him to automatic writing, in which one lets go of their own conscious intent and writes by channeling their subconsciousness or the spiritual realm. With her assistance, William wrote "A Vision," first published privately in 1925, about occultism and historical cycles. William Butler Yeats concluded that within each 2,000-year era, a civilization could achieve special excellence at the midpoints of the 1,000-year halves.
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2019-11-08   129 Views
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2019-11-08

William Butler Yeats: Ireland's Mystical Poetic Genius, Part 1 of 2

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William Butler Yeats: Ireland's Mystical Poetic Genius, Part 1 of 2

William Butler Yeats, also known simply as W. B. Yeats, was born June 13, 1865, in Sandymount of County Dublin, Ireland. Considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, his eloquent verses reflect a love of Ireland and mysticism, and earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature. “Though leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun; Now I may wither into the truth.”
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2019-11-02   133 Views
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2019-11-02

Anna Pavlova: The Will to Dance

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Anna Pavlova: The Will to Dance

In the cold Northern Russian winter of 1881, Anna Pavlova was born. Upon graduating in 1899, at age 18, Anna entered the Imperial Ballet, known today as the Ballet Company of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, one of the most famous ballet companies in the world! Her wonderful charisma and the moving emotions conveyed through dance live on in the memories of all who saw her perform, in the choreographies she arranged or inspired, and in the notes of the eternal “Swan Lake.” For little Anna, the thin child of Theatre Street, the task she set out to achieve, though huge, was realized through the power of her strong determination.
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2019-10-27   214 Views
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2019-10-27

Heaven-Inspired Sculptor: Constantin Brâncuşi of Romania

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Heaven-Inspired Sculptor: Constantin Brâncuşi of Romania

Welcome to this week’s episode of Models of Success, featuring Constantin Brâncuşi, an extraordinary sculptor from Romania. Constantin Brâncuşi, widely known simply as Brâncuşi, was born in 1876 in the beautiful region of Oltenia, Romania. We spoke to Dr. Sanda Miller, Senior Lecturer in Media and Visual Arts at Southampton Solent University in the United Kingdom and the author of "Constantin Brâncuşi, A Survey of His Work," who told us more about the life and works of this renowned artist.
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2019-09-14   406 Views
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2019-09-14
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