Stella McCartney and ‘God particle’ physicists among Queen’s honourees
The Associated Press [AP]
Published Friday, Dec. 28 2012, 9:43 PM EST
Last updated Friday, Dec. 28 2012, 9:47 PM EST
Stella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain’s record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called “God particle,” are among the hundreds being honoured by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.
Britain’s honours are bestowed twice a year by the monarch, at New Years and on her official birthday in June. Although the Queen does pick out some lesser honours herself, the vast majority of recipients are selected by government committees from nominations made by officials and members of the public.
The list is particularly heavy with Britain’s Olympic heroes, but it also includes Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor, eccentric English singer Kate Bush, Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake, and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the royal aide who helped organize the watched-around-the-world wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton.
Ms. McCartney was honoured with the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, in part for her work creating the skintight, red-white-and-blue uniforms worn by British athletes as they grabbed 65 medals during the 2012 games hosted by London. Ms. McCartney is the designer daughter of former Beatle Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda, and she has moved to make the family name almost as synonymous with fashion as it is with music, setting up a successful business and a critically-acclaimed label.
Mr. Higgs’s achievements touch on the nature and the origins of the universe. The 83-year-old researcher’s work in theoretical physics sought to explain what gives things weight.
All of Britain’s gold medalists from this year’s games were on the list, with cyclist Bradley Wiggins and sailor Ben Ainslie honoured with knighthoods. Sebastian Coe, who masterminded the games as chairman of the London organizing committee, was made a Companion of Honuor – a prestigious title also awarded to Mr. Higgs.
THE POOREST GYPSY AWARD – NEW YEARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Everyone has rights.
This includes Gypsies and Travellers and also people who own land occupied by unauthorised encampments and those who live close to one.
are protected from discrimination by the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Human Rights Act 1998, together with all ethnic groups who have a particular culture, language or values.
THE POOREST STREET DWELLER AWARD – NEW YEARS QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Ideas contest launched to help UK homeless
7 December, 2011 | By Sean Kitchen
[Submissions must be received by 15 January 2012] A contest has been launched seeking structures to provide shelter for Britain’s homeless population
Called ‘almost home’, the design competition looks for proposals that shelter and aid rehabilitation.
Entries that consider design as a stimulus to aid rehabilitation are encourgaed. Proposals should also aim to provide immediate shelter during the winter period.
The contest has a £4 entry fee. According to the organisers, £1.50 of the fee will go towards the prize fund while £1.50 will be donated to a homelessness charity.
…you can verify by practice and vice, that Queen Elizabeth II is not of a warm heart for the poor! IT IS MERELY A POLITICAL PROBLEM TO THROW A LANDLORD AT OR NOT!
CAN YOU IMAGINE A QUEEN WHOSE REALM HAS THIS “SHIT” PROOF OF HER NARCISSISTIC POWER AND INCAPABILITY OF HUMANITY AND GOVERNANCE!
It is certainly true:
Birds have nests, but human people do not, or “really” do not! Only the Queen lives in utter vanity of luxury and false happiness and gloom!
…THAT IS WHAT 21ST HUMANS STILL CONTINUE BEING, and the tendency is not getting better!
…I WOULD NOT RECEIVE FROM THE QUEEN ANY AWARD, IT IS A DISGRACE TO DO SO! I WOULD FEEL LIKE AN ANCIENT “SLAVE DRIVER or More Modern Times NIGER SLAVE DRIVER, or BITCH DRIVER”…!
…much less from anything to do with the Government of Canada! I MIGHT RECEIVE AN AWARD SENT TO ME FROM THE EU, OR ANY UNIVERSITY …!