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Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 1:05 PM
The search engine, which sometimes uses its homepage to honor important figures and events, is observing the occasion one day early with some interactive animation.
Celebrated around the world every March 8, the holiday recognizes women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. It also serves as a call to action to accelerate gender parity.
When you visit Google, you can press the play button to dig through the personal narratives of a dozen women artists from around the global. The subjects, who were specially selected by the platform, shared their diverse experiences with visual drawings.
“Each story represents a moment, person, or event that has impacted their lives as women,” the site wrote in a statement. “While each artist tells a unique story, the themes are universal, reminding us of how much we often have in common.”
The works have been translated across more than 80 languages to inspire as many people as possible. And Google is encouraging others to post about their unique journeys using the hashtag #HerStoryOurStory on social media.
Every time a doodle of mine launches in Taiwan I think of my grandmother, my 阿媽 who lives there. For IWD, I'm honoring everything she does for us and making a promise for next time to give her my all, just as she gives hers. #HerStoryOurStory -"下次再見/See You Next Time" (1/3) pic.twitter.com/AW7itFjTwM— I didn't expect Killmonger to get me So Emotional (@cynthiaycheng) March 7, 2018
Happy International Women's Day tomorrow and today!https://t.co/rd1JBWrFAK— Anna Haifisch (@anna_haifisch) March 7, 2018
Hooray to all women! The times are changing. We're coming for the cool stuff (money! power! fame!)!@GoogleDoodles #GoogleDoodle,#HerStoryOurStory pic.twitter.com/vGnvpXKGy9
Check out the doodle archive to see the animation, and take a look at the full list of participants below.
1. Anna Haifisch – “Nov 1989”
2. Chihiro Takeuchi – “Ages and Stages”
3. Estelí Meza – “My Aunt Blossoms”
4. Francesca Sanna – “The Box”
5. Isuri – “Aarthi the Amazing”
6. Karabo Poppy Moletsane – “Ntsoaki’s Victory”
7. Kaveri Gopalakrishnan – “Up on the Roof”
8. Laerte – “Love”
9. Philippa Rice – “Trust”
10. Saffa Khan – “Homeland”
11. Tillie Walden – “Minutes”
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:35 AM
— Two young elephants had fun with a soccer ball at an elephant rescue center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, as video obtained from Reuters shows.
The two elephants, a male named Dok Geaw, and a female named Thong Ae, are both two years old. They were orphaned when they were young, according to Saengduean Lek Chailert, founder of the Save Elephant Foundation.
Both elephants live in the sanctuary about 60 kilometers from Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, where it currently houses 35 elephants rescued from Thailand's tourism and logging industries since the 1990s, according to their website.
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Published: Friday, June 01, 2018 @ 8:46 AM
CAIRNS, Australia — A cockatoo is winning the animal internet contest Friday, if there really was such a thing.
Traffic on a road in Cairns, Australia was going smoothly so there was nothing to see, except for the curious cockatoo that was checking out a traffic camera, 9 News reported.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads posted the video to Facebook where it is closing in on a million views within nine hours of being uploaded.
It may not have been the camera itself that piqued the interest of the cockatoo.
A bird expert said that it could have actually been looking at itself.
“If it’s seeing its reflection it may be communicating in some way. They are very social creatures, and they recognize individuals. A lot of them have friendship groups like we do,” Dr. Adrian Gallagher told ABC.net.
And the bird knows where to look for his reflection. Officials told ABC that this specific bird has visited the camera before.
Published: Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 7:47 AM
SYDNEY — No normal bad day of work will compare to a valet’s bad day in Sydney, Australia.
Imagine being in charge of parking a Porsche Carrera and ending up with this:
This hotel valet in Sydney managed to wedge a guest's Porsche Carrera under an SUV while trying to park it https://t.co/8kQ71V3M34— CNN International (@cnni) May 31, 2018
The Porsche is the crushed car, wedged under the orange SUV.
An eyewitness described what happened, CNN reported.
“I saw the valet hit the car in from of a parked position,” Jonathan Bouzaid said. “He must have panicked and hit the accelerator causing the Porsche to go further under the orange car and pushing the white car in to the bollards.”
Bouzaid surmised that the valet didn’t realize how powerful a Porsche can be.
CNN reported that the car can go from 0 to 62 in less than five seconds.
The valet had to be cut from the soft-top luxury sports car, Time reported.
He was physically OK, but the Hyatt hotel’s sales and marketing director said the driver was embarrassed and in shock.
The Porsche had damage to the hood and front bumper and was towed from the scene, Time reported.
Some witnesses said they thought the crash was part of a stunt, 9 News in Australia reported.
Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 @ 11:42 AM
— Where were the parents of a child who needed rescuing and was saved by a quick-thinking man, now dubbed “Spider-Man”?
French prosecutor Francois Molins says the boy’s father was caring for the 4-year-old while the child’s mother lived on Reunion Island. The boy’s father had gone out shopping Saturday, leaving the child home alone, and ended up playing Pokémon Go after leaving the store, CNN reported.
Mamoudou Gassama, a migrant from Mali, scaled the outside of the apartment building, climbing up four stories to save the boy who was dangling from the balcony.
Molins told BFM that the father could face two years in prison for abandoning his parental responsibilities. The prosecutor said the man “is devastated by the consequences of his actions.” He also faces a 30,000 Euro fine, which translates to nearly $35,000.
The father will be in court in September, BFM reported.
Meanwhile, Gassama has been honored by French President Emmanuel Macron who met with the now-famous hero.
Avec M. GASSAMA qui a sauvé samedi la vie d’un enfant en escaladant 4 étages à mains nues. Je lui ai annoncé qu’en reconnaissance de cet acte héroïque il allait être régularisé dans les plus brefs délais, et que la brigade des sapeurs-pompiers de Paris était prête à l’accueillir. Je l’ai également invité à déposer une demande de naturalisation. Car la France est une volonté, et M. GASSAMA a démontré avec engagement qu’il l’avait ! - With Mr Gassama who saved a child’s life on Saturday by climbing 4 floors with his bare hands. I told him that in recognition of his heroic act he would have his papers in order as quickly as possible and that the Paris fire brigade would be keen to welcome him to their ranks. I also invited him to submit a naturalization request because France is built on desire and Mr Gassama’s commitment clearly showed that he has that desire!
Macron offered French citizenship to Gassama, who has also been offered a job by the Paris fire brigade, CNN reported.
During the meeting Gassama told Macron about the rescue, “I didn’t think about it. I climbed up and God helped me.”