“The point is, to help ourselves, we’ve got to help others, not pull up the drawbridge and try to keep the world out.”
Soon after China was awarded the Olympic Games seven years ago, a series of public relations strategy sessions were held. But it wasn’t the Chinese government holding the sessions: it was grass-roots Tibet support groups in the United States and abroad.
The protesters quickly established a communications plan, focused their message and ran camps where they taught members interview skills and even rappelling — as they showed off last week in hanging banners on the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
#MetKids fun fact: Ancient Egyptians poured water over the spells carved on this stela and then used the water to try to magically cure patients of poisonous bites. http://met.org/1OViF9g
Magical Stela (Cippus of Horus) (detail) | 360–343 B.C. | From Egypt, Alexandria Region, Alexandria; Made for Memphite Region, Heliopolis, Temple of the Mnevis bulls, (according to the inscription)
verb [I] (US rappel)
to go down a very steep slope by holding on to a rope which is fastened to the top of the slope:
She abseiled down the rock face.
noun [C] (US rappel)