Sunday, November 7, 2010

My choice

1. The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)
2. Moses and the other prophets (PBU
3. Sheikh Zayed and Sultan Qaboos
4. Peter Head
Pianist and singer/songwriter Peter Head (born 1948, Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian rock musician. He first came to prominence with Adelaide progressive rock band Headband.

5. Olav Kårstad
Olav Råstad (born 2 February 1979) is a Norwegian football midfielder who currently plays for Steinkjer FK.
Born in Harstad, he started his career in Harstad IL, joined Norwegian Premier League team Tromsø in 1999 and Bodø/Glimt in 2002.

6. Pan Yue
Pan Yue (Chinese: 潘岳; pinyin: Pān Yuè) was born in 1960 in Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China, is one of the Vice Ministers for the Ministry of Environmental Protection in China.

7. Mohammed Valli Moosa
Mohammed Valli Moosa (born February 8, 1957 in Johannesburg), who is a South African of Indian origin, was active in the United Democratic Front. In the early 1990s, he participated for the ANC in the Negotiations to end Apartheid. In the government of national unity, he was Deputy Minister for Provincial and Constitutional Affairs (1994 - 1996), after the exodus of the National Party he became Minister in this department.
8. Wangari Maathai
Wangari Muta Maathai (born April 1, 1940 in Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District of Kenya) is a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. In 2004 she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as Assistant Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the government of President Mwai Kibaki between January 2003 and November 2005.

9. Ken Yeang
Dr. Ken Yeang (Chinese: 杨经文/楊經文; pinyin: Yáng Jīngwén; born 1948) is a prolific Malaysian architect and writer best known for developing environmental design solutions for high-rise buildings in the tropics
10. Eric Rey
11. Craig Venter
John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946) is an American biologist and entrepreneur, most famous for his role in being one of the first to sequence the human genome[1] and for his role in creating the first cell with a synthetic genome in 2010.[2][3] Venter founded Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research and the J. Craig Venter Institute, now working at the latter to create synthetic biological organisms and to document genetic diversity in the world's oceans. He was listed on Time magazine's 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2010, The British Magazine New Statesman Listed Craig Venter at 14th in the list of "The World's 50 Most Influential Figures 2010".[4]
12. Zhengrong Shi
Zhengrong Shi (Chinese: 施正荣; pinyin: Shī Zhèngróng, born 1963[2]) is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Suntech Power.
13. Amory Lovins
Amory Bloch Lovins (born November 13, 1947 in Washington, DC)[3] is Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. For four decades he has worked in energy policy and related areas.
Lovins worked professionally as an environmentalist in the 1970s and since then as an analyst of a "soft energy path" for the United States and other nations. He has promoted energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy sources, and the generation of energy at or near the site where the energy is actually used. Lovins has also advocated a "negawatt revolution" arguing that utility customers don’t want kilowatt-hours of electricity; they want energy services. In the 1990s, his work with Rocky Mountain Institute included the design of an ultra-efficient automobile, the Hypercar.
Lovins has received ten honorary doctorates and won many awards. He has provided expert testimony in eight countries, briefed 19 heads of state, and published 29 books. These books include Winning the Oil Endgame, Small is Profitable, Factor Four, and Natural Capitalism. In 2009, Time magazine named Lovins as one of the world's 100 most influential people.
14. Tewolde Egziabher

Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher (born 1940) is an Ethiopian who won the Right Livelihood Award (often referred to as the "Alternative Nobel Prize") in 2000 "for his exemplary work to safeguard biodiversity and the traditional rights of farmers and communities to their genetic resources."

Afra M.
Section 701
Level 2 Writing

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