The Daily: July 30
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A great start for Great Britain
A “congratulations” is in order for two of Team GB’s female athletes for securing the country’s first set of medals. Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead won Britain’s first medal in the women’s cycling road race, coming a close second to Holland’s Marianne Vos. Swimmer Rebecca Adlington also did the Brits proud as she took a bronze in the 400m freestyle, securing Team GB’s second medal for this years games. Adlington admitted that she was in fact expecting a defeat and is thrilled to have achieved a bronze medal in home games. Both athletes have said that the support they have received has been “amazing”.
Sir Jimmy Savile’s belongings on auction
Sir Jimmy Savile’s possessions go on auction today, following his death last year at the age of 84. The auction will features a collection ranging from his tracksuits to his Cuban cigars to his much-coveted Rolls Royce, which is estimated to fetch between£60,000 and £90,000. All the earnings from this auction will be donated to charitable trusts, at Savile's own request. He donated much of his time and money to charity and it is thought that he raised the enormous sum of more than £40 million in his lifetime. Other memorabilia includes the first ever chair from his Jim’ll Fix It TV show and his trademark gold jewellery.
Chilean miners introduce souvenir range
The Chilean miners, who were trapped for 69 days in 2010, have introduced a souvenir range in memory of the rockfall. Known as the “The 33 of the Miracle”, the miners will be selling T-Shirts, mugs and commemorative medals for tourists, which will be available in airports to remember Chile and ‘the rescue’. All the proceeds will go to the miners. They have also agreed to start shooting for a documentary telling the story of the rockfall that caused the event. To celebrate the two-year anniversary, many of the miners will attend a ceremony at the San Jose Mine to erect a monument in their honour. The monument will be a 5m-high cross and an altar to the Virgin of the Candelaria, the patron saint of miners.
Possibly one of the world’s rarest animals born
A rare white bison has been seen as ‘sacred’ following its birth in Connecticut. Experts estimated the non-albino creature to be as rare as one in 10 million. Many Native Americans see white bisons as a symbol of hope and unity, so the birth of the new calf, named Yellow Medicine Dancing Boy, is a cause for celebration. They are celebrating the traditional birth of this ‘miracle’ bison through song, drumming and dressing in their traditional costumes, all of which pay tribute to their tribal culture.
Harry Truman’s grandson to visit Hiroshima on anniversary
We are approaching the 67th anniversary if the US dropping of the Atom Bomb over Japan, ending the war between the two powers. To mark the event, the grandson of Harry Truman - who ordered the attack - will be visiting Hiroshima and attending ceremonies there and in Nagasaki. This will be the first time a member of the Truman family has attended the ceremony, and is a gesture of great importance to the Japanese. The grandson of the late president expresses how affected his grandfather was by his own actions, stating that he was “horrified by the destructive power of the bomb.” This visit, Clifton Truman Daniel says, is to help prevent the use of nuclear arms in the future. Mr Truman will be attending his first ceremony on 2 August.
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