TIME ‘Person of the Year’: Ebola Fighters
None of us guessed this to become the TIME ‘Person of the Year’. At least not for the Indians who knew the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the top in the list. Indians vote sums up to 16% of the almost 5 million votes casted this year. A few of us might be disappointed for not seeing Modi’s name as the ‘Person of the Year.’ But I am very sure that the same WE are happy to know that Ebola Fighters are termed as the ‘Person of the Year.‘ The Ebola fighters, the doctors, the caregivers, the nurses, the scientists, the directors truly deserve to be on the top of the list.
Here is what the editor of TIME Nancy Gibbs said about the winner- Ebola Fighters.
“They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved.”
The list of shortlisted leaders and groups:
Ferguson Protesters, The Activists
The activists who fought for the justice to the young man Michael Brown, 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer of St. Louis County, Missouri, United States.
Brown was walking with his friend on the middle of the street when the police officer drove up and told them to move to the sidewalk. It led to an altercation which later ended up with the police officer shooting the young man with about 7 bullets. This led to the unrest protest by the people in Ferguson and the longstanding racial tensions between the majority-black population. They built a movement to bring into a picture of all the fatal racial discrimination and injustice happening with the people there.
President of Russia since May 2012. Vladimir Putin previously served as President for 8 years and as Prime Minister for 4 years. The president is in a mission to restore Russia’s lost empire after the fall of the Soviet Union. Vladimir Putin has become a dictum in Russia for national revival.
Massoud Barzani is a Kurdish politician who has been President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region since 2005. Kurds was the world’s largest group without a nation of its own. Massoud Barzani has dexterously moved for the region’s independence with the ongoing fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.
An English teacher turned entrepreneur and CEO of Alibaba, which debuted a $25 billion IPO. It broke the record of bigger IPO(Initial Public Offering, the first sale of stock by a company to the public) of Facebook and General Motors and hence pulling off the biggest Wall Street debut in history.
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