MELANIA Trump appeared cheerful and collected on her visit to Kenya until she was scared senseless when a baby elephant charged straight into her. The First Lady tried to laugh off the elephant's sudden movements, but she struggled to shake off her fear at Nairobi National Park today. Dressed in sand-coloured riding pants, brown boots and a white safari hat, enjoyed exploring the park in Nairobi. At the elephant orphanage, Melania's bodyguard gave her space to interact with the animals. She fed orphan calves a mixture of baby milk formula, coconut and porridge, and stroked the baby elephants. But the guard darted to her aid and had to hold her, as she lost her footing when the excited animal rushed to get some food. She later visited a children's orphanage and took part in their performance at Nairobi National Theater. Kids living at The Nest in Nairobi greeted her with singing and dancing, and began dance to the beat of the music as she approached the building. Mrs Trump is on her … [Read more...] about Melania Trump’s moment of terror as she is charged by a baby elephant before bodyguard steps in during visit to Kenya
Noble peace prize winner
DONALD Trump, Kim Jong-un and Edward Snowdon are in line to win the Nobel Peace Prize today. The North Korean leader and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in are favourites to win with Brit bookies Ladbrokes. The duo held three summits this year, leading to a drastic plummet in regional tensions. The prize committee commended the US President for initiating his historic meeting with North Korea's leader. It was interpreted as an olive branch to Jong-un, with the committee deeming the a "huge and important step" for peace. A group of 18 Republican lawmakers wrote to the committee in May, nominating Trump for his "in recognition of his work to end the Korean War". HOW DOES THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WORK?The Nobel Peace Prize is one of six category prizes, named after Alfred Nobel. Alfred established the prize scheme in his will, (in 1805) to honour men and women around the world for their outstanding achievements in the following categories: Peace Chemistry, … [Read more...] about Nobel Peace Prize – Kim Jong-un is bookies’ favourite for prestigious award ahead of Donald Trump
Here is the text of Theresa May's conference speech as provided by the Conservatives: Thank you very much for that warm welcome. You'll have to excuse me if I cough during this speech; I've been up all night supergluing the backdrop. There are some things about last year's conference I have tried to forget. But I will always remember the warmth I felt from everyone in the hall. You supported me all the way - thank you. This year marks a century since the end of the First World War. Just a few hundred yards from this conference centre stands a Hall of Memory, built to honour the sacrifice of men and women from this city in that terrible conflict. Inscribed within it are some familiar words: "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them." We do remember them. We remember the young men who left their homes to fight and die in the mud and horror of the trenches. We remember the sailors who shovelled coal into hellfire furnaces in the bowels of battleships. We … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s Conservative party conference speech in full
Superstar tennis champion Serena Williams is visiting Philadelphia this fall as part of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, serving as the keynote speaker in an already impressive lineup. Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles throughout her career, will address the conference's approximately 10,000 attendees on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Williams is also known for her philanthropic efforts as an ambassador for UNICEF.Also appearing at the conference is international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, whose clients have included Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia. During a post at the United Nations, Clooney was a senior adviser to diplomat and Noble Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan when he served as the UN Envoy to Syria. Comedian and New Jersey native Maysoon Zayid will also also speak at the conference. Zayid is the first person to ever perform stand-up comedy in Palestine and Jordan. … [Read more...] about Serena Williams, Amal Clooney visiting Philadelphia this October
POPE Francis is set to become the first pontiff to visit Ireland in almost 40 years later this month. Here's what you need to know about when he is arriving and what he will be up to... When is Pope Francis visiting Ireland? Francis, 81, is expected to arrive in Dublin on Saturday, August 25, to take part in the Festival of Families in Croke Park. He is also understood to be visiting Dublin Castle and the Capuchin Day Centre. The next day, the pontiff will be ferried back across the country for a special mass at PhoenixPark. This event, attended by hundreds of thousands, will bring to a conclusion the World Meeting of Families 2018. What will Pope Francis be wearing for the visit? The Argentinian pontiff will be decked out in an exclusive tailor-made vestment for his official Irish visit. Father Damian McNeice revealed a green garment similar to the one the Pontiff will wear during his visit. The vestment was designed especially by Haftina, a family business based in Poland … [Read more...] about Pope Francis visit to Ireland – when is it, what time does he arrive, what’s his itinerary and who’s he meeting?