Thursday , October 21 2021

Bono Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

But don’t get too excited: there are 149 other nominees:

    The governor of the U.S. state of Illinois who spared all inmates on death row, Pope John Paul, a Cuban dissident and Irish rock star Bono are among a near-record 150 nominees for the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.

    “We have a total of 150 nominees so far, of which 21 are organisations,” Geir Lundestad, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, told Reuters on Tuesday after compiling a list of names sent by a February 1 deadline.

    He said the list was likely at least to match the record 156 for the 2002 prize, won by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, because members of the secretive five-member awards committee can propose names when they first meet on February 25. [Reuters]

But it’s still pretty cool.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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