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Old 12-14-2004, 04:29 PM
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Yes, isn't she the one who said that scientists created AIDS to wipe out black people? I wonder which racist or terrrorist will get the award this year:
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Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, today reiterated her claim that the AIDS virus was a deliberately created biological agent.

"Some say that AIDS came from the monkeys, and I doubt that because we have been living with monkeys (since) time immemorial, others say it was a curse from God, but I say it cannot be that.

"Us black people are dying more than any other people in this planet," Ms Maathai told a press conference in Nairobi a day after winning the prize for her work in human rights and reversing deforestation across Africa.

"It's true that there are some people who create agents to wipe out other people. If there were no such people, we could have not have invaded Iraq," she said.

"We invaded Iraq because we believed that Saddam Hussein had made, or was in the process of creating agents of biological warfare," said Ms Maathai.

"In fact it (the HIV virus) is created by a scientist for biological warfare," she added. "

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems...0/s1216687.htm
She claims she did not make those statements….



Part from USA Today article……

But she told The Associated Press that her comments about AIDS being created to destroy Africans were misquoted and taken out of context.

"I have not said what I'm quoted as saying," she said of claims that AIDS was created by scientists and loosed upon Africa by the West.

She reaffirmed her stand in a statement released by the Nobel Committee that said: "It is therefore critical for me to state that I neither say nor believe that the virus was developed by white people or white powers in order to destroy the African people. Such views are wicked and destructive."
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Old 12-31-2004, 10:07 PM
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Some screen caps from the concert
Unfortunately I only caught the last 5 minutes.
I'll keep my eye open for any re-runs though
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:58 AM
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Nobel Peace Prize: 2005

The Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 is IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and its director general, Mohamed ElBaradei.

Many congratulations.
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Old 10-09-2005, 06:40 AM
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Congrats to the nobel peace winners! Oh well, i've been there and done that :) (In my imaginary world):)
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:40 AM
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So when is the Nobel Peace Prize going to be held? i know its in December but does anyone know when exactly?
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So when is the Nobel Peace Prize going to be held? i know its in December but does anyone know when exactly?
December 9th to December 11th.
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:08 AM
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thanks norwegianne :)
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Old 12-04-2005, 04:14 AM
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I understand that part of the Nobel festivities is the annual Nobel Torchlight Parade that goes throught the streets of Oslo. has anyone been to this and if so, what is it like? What sort of things are involved in the parade etc. I have also been trying to find pictures of the parade but unsuccessfully.
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:56 AM
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so it begin...

Polfoto 08-12-2005 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei arrives at the Oslo, Norway airport Thursday Dec. 8, 2005. ElBaradei, the head of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency, will receive the prize on Saturday.

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Old 12-09-2005, 12:52 AM
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The hosts this year are Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek. Katherine Jenkins will perform too. Certainly, it will be a beautiful concert :) The musical acts include Gladys Knight, Duran Duran and Sugababes. Other entertainers expected at this year's concert in Oslo include Irish boy band Westlife, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Colombian rock star Juanes.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:14 PM
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CNN will have an interview with this year nobel peace prize laureate, Mohammed El Baradei on Saturday, 16.00 GMT

btw, is the award going to be broadcast on tv?
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:39 PM
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congratulations to the laurates!

btw, what did ElBaradei do in order to get the prize?

are the festivities starting tonight? i thought it was tomorrow only and the 11th in sweden.
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from nobel.se :

The peace prize is shared (1/2 & 1/2) between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) founded in Vienna, Austria in 1957; and its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, born in Egypt, 1942

"for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way"
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:57 PM
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the press release from nobel.se

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2005

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2005 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei, for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way.

At a time when the threat of nuclear arms is again increasing, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to underline that this threat must be met through the broadest possible international cooperation. This principle finds its clearest expression today in the work of the IAEA and its Director General. In the nuclear non-proliferation regime, it is the IAEA which controls that nuclear energy is not misused for military purposes, and the Director General has stood out as an unafraid advocate of new measures to strengthen that regime. At a time when disarmament efforts appear deadlocked, when there is a danger that nuclear arms will spread both to states and to terrorist groups, and when nuclear power again appears to be playing an increasingly significant role, IAEA's work is of incalculable importance.

In his will, Alfred Nobel wrote that the Peace Prize should, among other criteria, be awarded to whoever had done most for the "abolition or reduction of standing armies". In its application of this criterion in recent decades, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has concentrated on the struggle to diminish the significance of nuclear arms in international politics, with a view to their abolition. That the world has achieved little in this respect makes active opposition to nuclear arms all the more important today.

Oslo, 7 October 2005
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:05 PM
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the performers for concert at oslo spektrum :

VERTINNER : SALMA HAYEK - JULIANNE MOORE
Artister : SUGABABES - DURAN DURAN - KATIE MELUA
GLADYS KNIGHT - WESTLIFE - YO-YO MA
JUANES - DAMIEN RICE - KATHERINE JENKINS
MADRUGADA MED ANE BRUN - SKA CUBANO
MARTIN YATES OG KRINGKASTINGSORKESTRET

http://www.nobel.no/concert/index.html
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:42 PM
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For those of you who can't watch the Nobel festivities in Stockholm and Oslo live on TV, the Nobel Foundation always broadcast it live via Web TV. Just go here and watch!
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For those of you who can't watch the Nobel festivities in Stockholm and Oslo live on TV, the Nobel Foundation always broadcast it live via Web TV. Just go here and watch!
thanks, GrandDuchess!

I have a question though, they mentioned the time is CET. what's that in GMT?
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That would be 1 hour behind CET.
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That would be 1 hour behind CET.
so, that would be 11.50 PM GMT, right?
thanks, dennism!!
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:28 PM
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