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Many ways to honor Nelson Mandala – good deeds are an excellent choice.
- Date: December 7, 2013 – 1:28AM Nick Miller
Idris Elba never met Nelson Mandela. He wanted to, but there was never the right time.
As the lead actor in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, he played the younger man, not the frail 95-year-old. But the 41-year-old English actor – who spoke exclusively to Fairfax Media less than 24 hours before Mandela’s death – said his life had been changed by the role.
Playing Mandela had put him more in touch with his own power, he said. It had given him a platform to try and change the world, or at least to try to nudge it in the right direction. And it also lit a flame within him, to try harder to be an active force for change in a world that is still scarred by injustice.
“It’s highlighted this distribution of power,” said Elba (pictured), who has until now been best known for his roles in TV series The Wire and Luther and in the blockbuster movie Pacific Rim. “It’s highlighted how lucky I am to be in the position I am.
“I’m not Nelson Mandela, but I could walk in his shoes, couldn’t I? I could do more. And that’s what’s changed since playing this role. I feel that sort of get-up-and-go, wanting to do a bit more.”
He works with the Prince’s Trust charity, and said he was considering speaking at seminars on the fight against world poverty.
By Matt Weiser December 4, 2013
Senior State Archeologist Richard Fitzgerald, left, archeologist Robert Fitzgerald (not related) and student assistant Amy Holden examine ancient elk antlers presumed to have been used as tools by American Indians about 3,500 years ago, at the California State Parks facility in McClellan Park in North Highlands. RANDALL BENTON — firstname.lastname@example.org
California State Parks Museum Collection Center
- Where: 4904 Lang Ave., Sacramento.Hours: Starting Jan. 7, a lobby exhibit will be open to visitors on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. By appointment, the public can arrange to tour the facility or view specific archival resources for research purposes.For more information: Contact email@example.com or call (916) 263-0805. Some elements of the collection can be viewed online at http://www.museumcollections.parks.ca.gov/.
Most Californians know their state parks as a place to camp, walk on the beach or stare with jaws gaping into a canopy of giant redwoods. Fewer know the state parks system also guards one of the largest troves of historical artifacts in the nation.
Soon, Californians will be able to walk through that remarkable assembly of artifacts for the first time. They can survey one of the largest collections anywhere of American Indian basketry, behold racks of ornate furniture once owned by big names straight from the history books, and eye curiosities – such as Kit Carson’s name carved into a tree stump.
All these and a lot more are held by the California Department of Parks and Recreation at its new Museum Collections Center, a vast storage and research facility unveiled Wednesday after more than four years of preparation.
Join local rangers on a guided walk around the Ring of Brodgar this winter
The Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park is ideal for winter walks.
It’s definitely hats, gloves and scarves weather here in Scotland, but a spot of cold shouldn’t stop you from exploring the great outdoors! Winter walks are one of my favourite things about the chillier months – they’re a nice break from all the festive fun of December, not to mention a good excuse to warm up with a hot chocolate when you get home.
The average human being might not be able to walk on water but there is a next best thing. It’s a cornstarch-water mixture.
The result of mixing two parts cornstarch for every one part water is a goopy substance commonly known as oobleck. You could have made it in a chemistry class when learning about non-Newtonian liquids.
A non-Newtonian liquid exhibits properties of both a liquid and at times a solid.