Daring to dream: Nobel winner’s nervous night

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When US scientist William Kaelin’s phone began ringing at 5:00 am, he wasn’t sure whether he was dreaming: Winning the Nobel Medicine Prize had long been a goal, but he also thought it was a long shot. He then noticed the caller ID was from Europe, “And at that point my heart started racing,” the 61-year-old told AFP in an interview.

Semenza on the other hand missed the first first pre-dawn call from the Swedish academy, and waited several anxious minutes by the phone, answering it second time around.

“I was in a daze,” he said, adding he had not been expecting the honor but had since celebrated with champagne.

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Greta Thunberg: The teenage climate activist tipped to win Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg began a lone protest outside Sweden’s parliament in October 2018 when she was 15, saying would refuse to attend school on Fridays until the government tackled the growing climate and ecological crisis.

In the 12 months since, she has become one of the world’s most talked-about people, having been invited to speak at the UN general assembly ‘ where she invoked the wrath of Donald Trump ‘ and inspiring global protests attracting hundreds of thousands of young campaigners.

Since being thrust into the global limelight, Greta’s climate activism has attracted scorn as well as praise.

Publisher: The Independent
Date: 2019-10-04T09:20:00+01:00
Author: Tom Parfitt
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Greta Thunberg frontrunner for Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Experts are cautious, but bookies are tipping teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize next week, while two literature laureates will be crowned after last year’s award was postponed over a sex harassment scandal.

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Odds from bookmakers such as Ladbrokes indicate the 16-year-old activist is the one to beat for the Nobel Peace Prize after she launched a school strike that inspired millions to join her ‘Fridays for Future’ movement.

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Publisher: @businessline
Date: 2019-10-03T12:50:40+05:30
Author: PTI
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Swedish climate activist Thunberg wins ‘Alternative Nobel’

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has won a ‘83,000 ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for her crusade to stop climate change.’

The 16-year-old is among four people named today as the winners of a Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel.’

Thunberg is being recognized ‘for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,’ the Swedish prize foundation said.

The Swedish teenager, who has grabbed the world’s attention this week with a fiery speech at the UN, was also hailed for ‘personifying the notion that everyone has the power to create change’.’

Publisher: Mail Online
Date: 2019-09-25T08:07:13+0100
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