The world is celebrating Women’s Day and while every person has his or her own opinion about this day, many celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to talk about women who have inspired them. Priyanka Chopra, too, posted a video of her favourite quotes by female achievers who broke stereotypes. In the video, Priyanka voices quotes from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Rupi Kaur, Kalpana Chawla and more. She called these the words she is living by this year and words that are like fuel to her fire. Here are Priyanka’s go-to quotes in 2019: 1) “On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn't, I'll create something else. I don't have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” - Oprah Winfrey 2) “The kindest words my father said to me... women like you drown oceans.” - Rupi Kaur 3) “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day: Priyanka Chopra remembers powerful quotes by women achievers
WORLD Refugee Day is an international observance to raise awareness of the struggles refugees face around the world. We explain when it is, how its marked and some facts about the holiday. When is World Refugee Day 2019? World Refugee Day is on June 20 every year and this year it falls on a Thursday. On December 4 2000, the United Nations General Assembly decided that June 17 would be celebrated as World Refugee Day in Resolution 55/76. The General Assembly noted that in 2001 it would mark the 50 th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. The dated was later moved to June 20. How is the date marked? The United Nations Refugee Agency and thousands of civic groups around the globe host events to raise awareness of the plight of refugees. It is observed in more than 100 countries and involves government officials, humanitarian workers, celebrities, civilians and refugees. The UNCHR encourages people to mark the day by attending local World Refugee Day … [Read more...] about World Refugee Day 2019 – what is the theme and what are the best quotes and little known facts?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff December 05, 2018 Friends, colleagues, and family members eulogized former president George H.W. Bush on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Former President George W. Bush, former Senator Alan Simpson, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and presidential historian Jon Meacham spoke at the services, describing the 41st United States president as kind, loyal, and energetic. RELATED: Some of the notable names at George H.W. Bush’s funeral Here’s a look at some of the most powerful quotes and anecdotes from Bush’s funeral services. ‘Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom’s hand again’ Advertisement In a moving moment, George W. Bush fought back tears at the conclusion of his eulogy as he recalled his father as loving, giving, and a mentor. Get Today in Politics in your … [Read more...] about 5 of the most powerful quotes from George H.W. Bush’s funeral
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Cynthia Fernandez Globe Correspondent October 22, 2018 Earlier this month, Metro Minute asked current or former politicians to tell us their favorite political and inspirational quotes. Then we reached out to readers for their thoughts. Here are some of their offerings: “My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.” US Senator Carl Schurz Submitted by John Eliot Spofford, Boston “We must make our choice. We may have democracy in this country, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Justice Louis Brandeis Submitted by David Schreiber, Arlington “The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children: those who are in the twilight of life, the aged: and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the … [Read more...] about Readers submit favorite political quotes
By Lizzie Johnson and Michael Cabanatuan Updated 3:32 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 Victoria Um serves customers in the dark at the Calistoga Smoke Shop on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Calistoga, Calif. Most businesses in town remained closed after PG&E cut electric service in hopes of preventing fires amid red flag fire warnings. less Victoria Um serves customers in the dark at the Calistoga Smoke Shop on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Calistoga, Calif. Most businesses in town remained closed after PG&E cut electric service in hopes of ... more Photo: Noah Berger / SFC A fire truck turns onto Lincoln Ave. as downtown Calistoga, Calif, remains without power on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Most businesses in town remained closed after PG&E cut electric service in hopes of preventing fires amid red flag fire warnings. less A fire truck turns onto Lincoln Ave. as downtown Calistoga, Calif, remains without … [Read more...] about PG&E power shutdown: No coffee, no gas. But Calistoga takes shutdown in stride