We thank the followingand those unknown persons, groups,agencies, organizations and governments for their loving and selfless actions that bring meaningful comfort and assistance to others.May your lives be graced by the Divine with evermore joy and fulfilling reward.
|New Zealand, Denmark, and Norway |
New Zealand, Denmark, and Norway are ranked as the world’s most peaceful countries.
|Slovenia and Tuvalu |
Slovenia and Tuvalu establish diplomatic relations.
|Meira Kumar |
Meira Kumar is the first woman to be elected speaker of the lower house of India’s Parliament.
|UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon |
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon forms a climate change advisory group.
|Hany El Miniawy and Appropriate Development, Architecture & Planning Technologies (ADAPT), Egypt |
Egyptian Architect Hany El Miniawy and his company, Appropriate Development, Architecture & Planning Technologies, are honored for their work in enhancing the lives of people in need.
|Reformed pirates of Eyl, Somalia |
Eighty reformed pirates in Somalia are found to be living wholesome lifestyles for the past eight months.
|Mohamed Kabbaj |
Mohamed Kabbaj, Director of the Spirit of Fez Foundation, has been honored with the Mediterranean Peace Award.
|Dr. Gebisa Ejeta |
Ethiopian Dr. Gebisa Ejeta receives the World Food Prize Foundation’s top award and US$350,000 for his drought- and Striga weed resistant sorghum seeds.
|Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, USA |
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton has been honored as Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his dedication in reducing crime.
|Dr. Hend Hefny |
Dr. Hend Hefny is Egypt’s first female university president.
|Ashley Church of England Primary School, The Solar Energy Foundation, Kampala Jellitone Suppliers Ltd. |
Prince Charles of Wales presents the 2009 Ashden Awards to the following, among others: Ashley Church of England Primary School, The Solar Energy Foundation, and Kampala Jellitone Suppliers Ltd.
|Tom Roberts, Rick DelVecchio, and Dennis Sadowski |
The 2009 Egan Award for Journalistic Excellence has been awarded to Tom Roberts, Rick DelVecchio, and Dennis Sadowski.
|Bahaa Taher, Dr. Mohamed Taha Hussein, Ali Radwan, Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Abdel-Rahman el-Shafaei, Wahid Hamed, and Gamal Salama |
Recipients of Egypt’s Mubarak prize include: Bahaa Taher, Dr. Mohamed Taha Hussein, Ali Radwan, Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Abdel-Rahman el-Shafaei, Wahid Hamed, and Gamal Salama.
|Victoria, Australia |
Smoking has been found to decline in Victoria, Australia, since 1998.
|Shanghai, China |
Shanghai, China, launches a third international Organic Trade Fair.
|Martin Cooper and Raymond S. Tomlinson |
Americans Martin Cooper and Raymond S. Tomlinson receive the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical or Scientific Research
|Agnes Tailé, Jila Baniyaghoob, Iryna Khalip |
Reporters Agnes Tailé of Cameroon, Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran, and Iryna Khalip of Belarussia are recognized with the 2009 Courage in Journalism award.
|Carl Dietrich and colleagues, USA |
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students Carl Dietrich and colleagues win the Lemelson prize for their invention of a flying car.
|Mohamed Altoumaimi |
Sixteen-year-old Mohamed Altoumaimi in Sweden is the youngest person to solve the Bernoulli numbers.
|Phạm Nguyễn Lan Phiên |
Fourteen-year-old Aulacese (Vietnamese) German music prodigy Phạm Nguyễn Lan Phiên is the youngest student to attend the Frankfurt College of Music.
|Madonna and Chifundo 'Mercy' James |
Madonna is granted adoption of 3-year-old Chifundo ‘Mercy’ James by Malawi judges.
|Yekaterina Shcherbachenko |
Russian singer Yekaterina Shcherbachenko wins the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009 title.
|Danielle Galloway, USA |
Homeless 17-year-old Danielle Galloway earns a full scholarship to Boston University.