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Caroline Kennedy, Jack Schlossberg recreate famous JFK rescue swim from WWII on August 3, 2023 at 3:02 pm

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Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg, the daughter and grandson of John. F. Kennedy, are recreating one of the famed swims the late president took to rescue fellow sailors while he was serving in the U.S. Navy.

“Eighty years ago, President Kennedy swum between Plum Pudding Island (now known as Kennedy Island), Naru Island, and Olasana Island — multiple times, at night — to save himself and his stranded PT-109 crew,” according to a Wednesday post on Instagram by the U.S. Embassy in Australia.

A day earlier, Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Australia, and her 30-year-old son “swam the route between Naru and Olasana Islands to commemorate the heroism and perseverance of the President and his crew,” the embassy’s social media message said.

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Kennedy’s rescue — he aided an injured sailor by pulling him through the waters with a life-vest strap — earned him a Purple Heart and a Navy and Marine Corps Medal.

Following his swim, two Solomon Island locals, Eroni Kumana and Biuku Gasa, helped Kennedy to reconnect with the U.S. Navy.

“It gave me a renewed appreciation of the heroism of my father and his crew, and the Solomon Scouts. It was so meaningful to do this with my son, Jack,” Caroline Kennedy said of the swim.

The mother-son duo reportedly swam about 1 mile of the 3-mile stretch that Kennedy did in 1943.

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In a video posted on Instagram, Kennedy is seen exclaiming to her son as they approach the water and high-five, “Look at this! This is incredible!”

“The swim was pretty difficult, I will say that. And so I have a lot of appreciation and admiration for what my grandfather did and the perseverance it must’ve taken to survive,” Schlossberg said in a “Today” show interview.

“I’ve been training all my life for this moment. I’m so happy to be able to do it with my mother, who beat me in the race, I might add,” he added with a smile.

“It’s really a story of great courage, and skill and bravery on all sides,” Kennedy said.

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​ Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg, the daughter and grandson of John. F. Kennedy, are recreating one of the famed swims the late president took to rescue fellow sailors while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. “Eighty years ago, President Kennedy swum between Plum Pudding Island (now known as Kennedy Island), Naru Island, and Olasana… 

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House of Lords to Host Nigerian Innovators

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Clean Cyclers, alongside Sustainability Unscripted and other sustainability partners, is gearing up to host the 3rd Edition of the Global Sustainability Summit in the United Kingdom. Scheduled for March 28 – 29, 2024, at the prestigious House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster, the summit aims to raise awareness, promote collaboration across disciplines, tackle global challenges with local solutions, and advocate for social equity.

Canon Otto, the organizer and founder of Clean Cyclers, emphasized the summit’s commitment to inclusivity, prioritizing climate action, environmental stewardship, and identifying policy pathways for sustainable development. Under the theme “Advancing Sustainability, a Journey Towards a Greener Future,” the summit will gather leading visionaries, experts, innovators, and change-makers from global corporations, organizations, and government agencies to brainstorm strategies for adopting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability Businessman Otton Canon

The summit will feature panel sessions addressing urgent topics such as climate action, circular economy, renewable energy revolution, sustainable cities, biodiversity conservation, green finance, sustainable agriculture, and climate justice. Additionally, it will recognize and celebrate companies, governments, organizations, and individuals demonstrating commitment to sustainability through practical initiatives and the realization of short-term objectives and long-term goals.

In a statement, the organizers highlighted the broad spectrum of sustainability practices, policies, and innovations aimed at mitigating climate change, conserving biodiversity, protecting natural resources, and promoting social equity. The theme “Advancing Sustainability” underscores the need for a shift from short-term exploitative approaches to long-term regenerative ones, reflecting humanity’s ability to learn, adapt, and innovate.

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The summit aims to foster knowledge exchange, collaboration, and actionable solutions over two days of physical gathering at the House of Parliament in London. Participants will explore diverse perspectives, share knowledge, and work together to shape strategies that drive meaningful change and accelerate progress towards a sustainable future.

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From Entertainment to Innovation: Nigerian Trailblazers at House of Lords

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From Entertainment to Innovation: Nigerian Trailblazers at House of Lords, March 28th, 2024, explores the transformative journey of these visionary individuals in global innovation. Join us as we celebrate their remarkable achievements and discuss the future of sustainable innovation on the world stage.

In a remarkable journey from the world of entertainment to the forefront of innovation, Nigerian visionaries are making waves on the global stage, transcending boundaries and redefining what it means to be a leader in sustainability. At the heart of this movement lies the upcoming 3rd Edition of the Global Sustainability Summit, set to take place at the historic House of Lords, Palace of Westminster, United Kingdom, on March 28th, 2024.

Hosted by Clean Cyclers in collaboration with Sustainability Unscripted and other esteemed partners, this summit represents a pivotal moment in the advancement of sustainability as a global practice. With the theme ‘Advancing Sustainability: A Journey Towards A Greener Future’, the event serves as a platform for leading experts, innovators, and change-makers to come together and strategize on the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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From addressing urgent issues such as Climate Action and Circular Economy to exploring innovative solutions in Renewable Energy Revolution and Sustainable Cities, the summit aims to foster collaboration and drive meaningful change on a global scale. It will feature panel sessions where pressing topics like Biodiversity Conservation, Green Finance, Sustainable Agriculture, and Climate Justice will be deliberated upon by thought leaders from various sectors.

Lord Simon Wooley, Hosue of Lords, Baron Woolley of Woodford and Businessman Otto Canon

Central to this movement is Mr. Canon Otto, whose transformative journey from the glitz of Nigerian reality television to the helm of sustainability leadership exemplifies the power of purpose-driven action. As the visionary force behind Clean Cyclers, Mr. Otto has dedicated himself to championing causes that shape the future of our planet. His collaboration with Sustainability Unscripted underscores the importance of partnership in driving substantive change and amplifying impact.

Reflecting on the significance of the summit, Mr. Otto emphasizes the urgency and potential of embracing sustainability as a guiding principle in all aspects of human endeavors. He envisions the event as a catalyst for innovation, collaboration, and actionable solutions that will accelerate progress towards a sustainable future for generations to come.

As the world looks towards a greener and more equitable future, the Global Sustainability Summit stands as a beacon of hope and possibility. It is a testament to the power of collective action and the transformative potential of visionary leadership. Join us as we embark on this journey towards a brighter tomorrow, led by Nigerian trailblazers who are shaping the world of tomorrow, today.

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Niremia Collective closes inaugural fund with $22.5M focused on well-being technology on February 2, 2024 at 1:59 pm

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