Celebrate simplicity and practicality this Safety Pin Day. Legend has it that, in 1849, Walter Hunt, the inventor of the safety pin, owed a friend $15 and decided to invent something new in order to earn the money to repay him. He invented the safety pin.
Strong and sharp, yet safe enough to be used on clothing, safety pins are a simple yet ingenious invention, which practically everyone has used at some point. Why not take inspiration from Walter Hunt this Safety Pin Day and try to come up with your own clever invention? It’s a great challenge for children, too, who love to come up with new ideas. Perhaps give a prize for the best new invention and watch their little minds tick away.
On April 9th in 1963, Winston Churchill became the second person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States, although this was the first time Congress had resolved that it was to be bestowed by the President of the United States, on a foreign national – he was granted citizenship of eight individual states as a prelude :- Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Winston Churchill Day commemorates this event.
This honour was bestowed upon him by the 35th President of the United States – John F Kennedy, although Churchill was not present himself at the ceremony, his son and grandson were there for him. It had been hoped Churchill would not only witness the event on television – which he did with his wife – but would be able to respond. Problems with a relay station in Cornwall prevented this.
World Health Day is celebrated every year on the founding day of the World Health Organization. Established in 1950 this event has a theme each year to draw attention to a current world health issue. The WHO puts together regional, local, and international events on this day related to that theme. Local governments also tend to jump on this band-wagon, after all, global health means everyone! On this day you may take some extra steps to care for your health, consider getting a gym membership (and going!), starting a diet, or starting multi-vitamins!
Even better, get involved with the local events or organize one yourself! Spreading the news of health and threats to the same can be an excellent way to celebrate this holiday, and inform others of the important issue of global health. Themes throughout the years have varied, but always covered important issues of the day, covering everything from the Global Polio Eradication, staying active while aging, even road safety. All of these issues were deemed to be important enough to global health that they merited an occasion of their very own on this date.
The World Health Organization is an agency of the United Nations that focuses on the public health of the world at large. The WHO has a constitution that countries involved in the United Nations had an opportunity to sign, and unanimously did, agreeing to the tenets laid out within to promote the general health of the globe. Through its efforts we have seen the eradication of small pox, and its focus then turned to communicable diseases, with a particular focus on tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Everyone needs to be concerned about the health of themselves and their community, and as such it’s a good time to turn your attention to this year’s theme. By checking in at their website at http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/ you can find out what the current theme is, and find all sorts of plans and activities that will help you raise awareness about this important issue. You can keep up with it every year, and play a big part in helping to promote global health all around.
The World Health Organization has been involved in mobilizing many health efforts the world over. Describing what medicines are essential for public health, and which diseases to give a particular focus to. The movement to eradicate smallpox started in 1958, initiated by pressure from Viktor Zhdanov, the Deputy Minister of Health for the then USSR. In 1979, the WHO declared that smallpox had in fact been eradicated, making it the first disease in history to be eliminated by the dedicated efforts of humans.
As you can see, celebrating World Health Day is very important, and you can use it to organize fund-raisers to support local free clinics and other public health sources. Everyone can take a hand in improving the overall health of the world, just by starting with yourself, your family, and your community. Blood banks are often taking volunteers to help out with their efforts, and the ability to have healthy, fresh blood on hand is central to saving many lives.
You can also take the task at home, by getting to know your environment and property, and eliminate all possible sources of standing water. Standing water is a breeding ground for insects such as mosquitos, who spread disease by consuming the blood of its hosts, and moving from victim to victim, spreading it as it goes. So this year, take some time to spread the word about how you and your neighbors can improve the world’s health, on World Health Day!
HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN EGG: When someone finds the egg and brings it to the Kiss FM Studios at 728 7th Street Suite 2a Eureka CA 95501, they win a basket of prizes filled with goodies from:
Rose’s Billiards – With Tournament Tuesday’s, and pro pool tables
Scrapper’s Edge – Copy Stop and Scrapbook Shop 4th Street Eureka
Palco Pharmacy – Just what the Dr. ordered. Scotia Shopping Center
North Coast Co-op – Anyone can shop but we would love for you to join Arcata and Eureka
Clarion Hotel – Just like home -4th St Eureka
It’s time once again for the Hunt for the Golden Egg.
Humboldt County is where you’ll seek and if you are victorious a prize you’ll
keep. Don’t trespass, play safe and have some fun…better get going the
race has begun.
If there is a will, prosperity can’t be far behind.
If you find yourself failing you are actually ahead of the game.
Take time to paws and reflect.
Something old, something new, nothing borrowed and something blue.
The Touch – The Feel – The Fabric of Our Lives
Clue # 8
Keep your eye out for the naked lady.
If you find you’re on track but a collision ensues,
Maybe it’s time to look over your clues.
Jan’s son knows the way. He might just draw you a map.
A loyal scout is always prepared. Do YOU have the tools to get you there?
You’re sending signals that you are distressed,
But I totally salute you for doing your best.
1st and One facing the sun.
Taylor Swift was the big winner at Sunday night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, taking three trophies, including the ceremony’s big honor, Artist of the Year. She also took home Song of the Year for “Shake It Off” and Best Lyrics for “Blank Space.”
Sam Smith won New Artist of the Year, and country star Brantley Gilbert took the Renegade Award.
Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson kicked off the show with their hot single “Trouble” — with Iggy dressed as a sexy prisoner and J-Hud as an equally sexy cop. That segued right into Nick Jonas doing “Chains” — coming out on stage in chains.
Florida Georgia Line brought a taste of summer to the show with their new hit “Sun Daze.”
Meghan Trainor brought an “Under the Sea” vibe with her latest single, the doo-wop-inspired “Dear Future Husband.”
Kelly Clarkson turned in a faithful version of “Heartbeat Song.”
Rihanna did her first-ever live performance of “Bitch Better Have My Money,” the song she released last week through an app. She took the stage out of a prop helicopter, wearing a green fur coat and knee-high boots.
Sam Smith sent in a taped acceptance speech for Best New Artist and performance of “Can I Lay by Your Side” in a candle-filled cathedral with a pianist and string section.
Jason Aldean took to a flame-filled stage to perform “Burnin’ It Down,” which had won Country Song of the Year about five minutes earlier.
Madonna, introduced by her duet partner Mike Tyson and accompanied by Taylor Swift on guitar, sang a stripped-down version of “Ghosttown.” That’s the song she was performing at the Brit Awards when she injured herself falling on stage, so it was good that she and Taylor stayed on their stools for most of the performance.
Jason Derulo did not show off his abs but did give us a high-energy performance of “Want to Want Me.”
Show host Jamie Foxx was also one of the night’s best performers, teaming up with Chris Brown on “You Changed Me.”
Fun‘s Nate Ruess performed his debut solo single, ”Nothing Without Love,” dressed suspiciously like he was auditioning for Miami Vice.
Two legends took the stage together toward the end of the night when Snoop Dogg and Charlie Wilson turned in a super-smooth rendition of “Peaches and Cream.”
Jamie Foxx’s monologue paid tribute to Marvin Gaye, “who had the number-one single of the year” with Robin Thicke and Pharrell. He poked fun at Suge Knight – who he said wasn’t in attendance — and Bruce Jenner, who would be doing a his-and-her duet by himself.
Tom Ford – the creator of some of the world’s iconic suits and ties — introduced Justin Timberlake as JT picked up the Innovator Award. A video montage then paid tribute to Justin and gave a quick review of his legendary career, with comments from everyone from Timbaland to Taylor Swift to Jimmy Fallon to super-producer Rick Rubin. In his acceptance, Justin was interrupted by fans a couple of times, but made sure to thank his mother before anyone else. He closed his speech quoting wisdom from Steve Jobs and Theodore Roosevelt.
Jamie parodied country singers with a ditty of his own, suggesting that they’re just like rappers, writing songs about whatever happened to them that day.
Jamie, dressed like Pharrell, quizzed Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown on their “winner face” and “loser face.”
The Rolling Stones‘ Keith Richards sent a taped introduction of the Best Collaboration category, which went to Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. Ariana wasn’t there, either, and sent in a taped acceptance.
Who would you pair Sharknado‘s Ian Ziering with to give away an award? Katy Perry‘s Left Shark, of course!
iHeartRadio Music Awards Winners:
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Hip-Hop and R&B Song of the Year
Jeremih ft. YG – “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
Best New Artist
Country Song of the Year
Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
Best Fan Army
5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”
Dance Song of the Year
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Alt Rock Song of the Year
Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
Song of the Year
Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”