Google X have built a prototype drone which aims to be used to provide aid for disaster relief. Project Wing is a self-flying autonomous vehicle, which Google believe will be revolutionary for goods deliveries.
Weightlifting mum can deadlift over twice her bodyweight
Meet the mum who makes tough household chores look like light work. Petite Becki Barrett is only five ft, one tall but she doesn’t break a sweat a she lifts her six-stone sofa with one arm to hoover underneath. She doesn’t even have to ask her six-year-old daughter, Kayla, who adds an extra three stone to its weight, to move out of the way. During her weekly shopping trip, she singlehandedly carries all the bags as well as Kayla all at once with staggering ease. And she manages all the ironing with her daughter in one arm. But Becki, from Reading, isn’t your average mum. When she’s not looking after Kayla or working as a nursery key worker she’s spending time on her favourite hobby – weightlifting. Incredibly, Becki can deadlift weights up to 21 stone. She can also raise an eight-stone barbell above her head. She’s so strong, she can carry her 14-stone boyfriend, Adam Hales, 34. And she can pull the family’s Volkswagen Polo – with both Adam, an environmental enforcement officer, and Kayla inside. Now Becki is set to compete in the final for England’s Strongwoman Championships after qualifying in April this year. And she is the only mum to compete in her class – the under 63 kilos.
Videographer / Director: Mike Garrod, Producer: Hannah Mouland, Editor: Ian Phillips / Sonya Estal.
Bing UK has handed over its homepage to The Jubilee Sailing Trust, a registered charity whose mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of sailing tall ships on the open sea.
This month Bing UK has handed over their Homepage to the British Hen Welfare Trust, a national charity that re-homes commercial laying hens, educates the public on how to make a difference to Hen Welfare and encourages support for the British egg industry. #HelpYourBritain http://www.discoverbing.co.uk/HelpYourBritain
This month Bing UK has handed over their Homepage to The Living Rainforest, a charity which is home to 700 species of animals and plants, and is operated and run by the Trust for sustainable living. Their mission is to educate and further the understanding of sustainable living in the UK and abroad. #HelpYourBritain http://www.discoverbing.co.uk/HelpYourBritain
This month Bing is handing over their homepage to a marine conservation organisation called Bite Back. Their mission is to halt the trade and consumption of vulnerable fish species and promote sustainable fishing, protect ocean habitats and inspire worldwide respect for the marine environment. Visit Bing.com to check out today’s homepage. If you want to find out more about today’s charity and how you can nominate one to appear on Bing next month visit www.bing.com/helpyourbritain.
As part of their on-going charity initiative, Bing is featuring the Kent Surrey & Sussex Ambulance Trust this month.
It is a registered charity established to help sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas by providing a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). Responding swiftly to 999 calls, the Air Ambulance can deliver a highly skilled team of Specialist Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics to the patient at the scene. It costs £5 million per year to keep the service running; this money is raised almost entirely via voluntary donations.