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australian paralympic athlete madison de rozario is excited to be competing in the gio oz day 10k wheelchair race again. photo: karleen minney.sydney, get ready to witness a race like no other. wheelchair athletes will meet outside george street's museum of contemporary art at 9am today to compete in one of this year's gio summer down under series events. since 1990, the gio oz day 10k wheelchair race has attracted paralympians from around the world, including the us, canada, south korea and japan.and it has also helped spark the career of one of the country's homegrown world champions, madison de rozario. the australian paralympian has participated in the race for nearly a decade, first winning junior female in 2008. "it was my first international track that i di...






nyc memorial to wheelchair-using fdr inaccessible to wheelchair-using visitors,


president franklin delano roosevelt used a wheelchair for years but a new york city memorial in his honor is inaccessible to wheelchair-using visitors, a new lawsuit claims.four freedoms park on roosevelt island is being sued for violating the americans with disabilities act, despite its link to the only president to enter the white house with a physical disability, the new york times reported friday.the week in pictures“such blatant violation of disability law is tragically ironic in light of the fact that president roosevelt himself used a wheelchair for mobility after becoming paralyzed from polio,” the federal lawsuit states, according to the paper.the three plaintiffs include phil beder, a retired teacher from brooklyn who uses a wheelchair.mexican sewage routinely fouling san d...






let's help team gb's paralympians fulfil their dreams in tokyo


uk sport's decision to strip wheelchair rugby of its £750,000 a year funding was a chastening reminder that disabled sport in britain remains a poor relation, struggling to keep its head above water. the gb wheelchair rugby team are reigning european champions and since 2012 the sport has expanded rapidly, with the number of teams increasing from seven to 22. the rugby football union contributes £100,000 to wheelchair rugby's paralympic programme, but without uk sport's funding it is hard to see how the sport can continue to grow. a crowd-funding campaign has begun in the hope that new money can be raised.i don't have any personal involvement in wheelchair rugby, but, like everyone in this country, i was inspired by the london 2012 paralympics. watching people overcome hardship to re...






reactions to my son's wheelchair


as brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those around us - wearing nappies, sometimes dribbling, noises instead of words, his cognitive ability and movements.and of course there is his wheelchair.last year brody outgrew his buggy and we found ourselves at wheelchair services being measured for our first wheelchair. i'll admit i had mixed feelings about it at the time. not because i was ashamed or embarrassed, but because i was sad that we needed one. it wasn't something i envisaged as part of brody's future. it was one of those little reminders that brody isn't following a typical path and one of those appointments that left me having a cry in the car afterwards.but the wheelchair has been great. pushing him in it is much easier than the buggy he was too big for. an...






reactions to my son's wheelchair


as brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those around us - wearing nappies, sometimes dribbling, noises instead of words, his cognitive ability and movements.and of course there is his wheelchair.last year brody outgrew his buggy and we found ourselves at wheelchair services being measured for our first wheelchair. i'll admit i had mixed feelings about it at the time. not because i was ashamed or embarrassed, but because i was sad that we needed one. it wasn't something i envisaged as part of brody's future. it was one of those little reminders that brody isn't following a typical path and one of those appointments that left me having a cry in the car afterwards.but the wheelchair has been great. pushing him in it is much easier than the buggy he was too big for. an...






why i hate buying a new wheelchair


ben mattlin is author of the memoir “miracle boy grows up.” its upholstery is cracking. its motors are gunked up with mud, cat fur and other detritus. but deep down i really don’t want to replace my 14-year-old wheelchair.not that it’s a better ride than its many predecessors. i’m a lifelong chair user who has acquired a new chariot every seven years or so, till this time. the process always feels monumental, but now that i’m 54, it’s nothing short of dispiriting.purchasing a wheelchair is not like buying a car or bicycle. any wheelchair rider will tell you: rarely do you get to see the chair beforehand, let alone take it for a test drive. you may get a demonstration, but chances are the demo wheelchair won’t be the right size or meet your other particular requirements. mos...






woman who jumped in front of subway sues city over broken wheelchair


a party promoter who lost a leg and an arm after jumping in front of a subway train in 2015 wants to sue the city — because her wheelchair broke.domonique echeverria claimed last year she had been misdiagnosed as bipolar and was on meds that caused her to try to commit suicide on the j line in brooklyn.two months after the november incident, while a patient at the city’s bellevue hospital, echeverria’s wheelchair collapsed.the mishap tore the meniscus in her left knee, which “needlessly delayed and made much more difficult my transition to using a prosthetic leg,” she said in manhattan supreme court documents.echeverria filed a $2 million claim with the city comptroller’s office in february, a precursor to a lawsuit.she spent 52 days in bellevue before transferring to ucla to b...






the new uber wheelchair accessibility plan is not enough


it was not until i was forced to rely on a wheelchair, back in 2011, that i understood just how burdensome it can be to get around this city. in that same year, uber began its operations and has ever since been insulting new york city wheelchair users by refusing to provide accessible vehicles. now the city's taxi and limousine commission (tlc) is proposing a plan that it claims would require uber and other ridesharing companies to start offering accessible rides. it is not nearly good enough. what i remember most vividly about that difficult time in my life six years ago is the shock and frustration when i realized many elevators in subway stations were broken, public entrances with ramps were impossible to find, mechanical lifts in public buses weren't fully functional, an...






arsenal trip key in champions league race, says manchester city’s bacary sagna


by: reuters | published:march 21, 2017 2:44 pm manchester city also play arsenal in the fa cup semi-finals on april 23. (source: reuters)manchester city can go a long way to securing a champions league spot for next season with a win at arsenal when the premier league resumes after the international break, defender bacary sagna has said.sagna, who moved to city in 2014 after spending seven seasons with the london club, said leaders chelsea were almost out of sight in the title race so it was imperative to focus on securing a top-four spot.man city are third in the league, 12 points behind chelsea, and they could extend their lead over sixth-placed arsenal to 10 points with a win at the emirates on april 2.“we need to go to arsenal and win the game because we want to be part of the c...






taxi commission failed to collect $5m in wheelchair cab funds


the city’s taxi & limousine commission failed to collect millions of dollars that was supposed to go toward putting more wheelchair-friendly cabs on the road, a new audit has found. cabs have been hitting customers with the 30 cent surcharge on every ride for the wheelchair fund — but the tlc let $5.7 million go uncollected from medallion owners over 18 months, according to the audit by city controller scott stringer. “what an outrage. accessibility isn’t a debate — it’s a fundamental right. new yorkers are relying on government to make our city more accessible, and as this audit shows, they’re being let down,” stringer said. “it’s time to shift into high gear, because we’re talking about millions of dollars — which already came out of passengers pocket...






arsenal, man city pile on pressure in race for top 4 in epl


manchester city and arsenal collected wins to pile the pressure on liverpool in the race for champions league qualification from the english premier league         






manchester derby live, manchester city vs manchester united: valencia, rashford


by: express web desk | updated: april 28, 2017 12:37 am manchester city vs manchester united live: both teams are vying for the fourth champions league spot.the shift in balance in the english premier league has seen the balance of prominent derbies or ones that affect the title race shift towards london with chelsea and spurs indulging in key battles. but even then, manchester derby holds prominence in the history and rivalry of it all. and even on a thursday, first time the two meet on a thursday since 1994, the race is on for the crucial fourth champions league place. catch live score and updates from manchester city vs manchester united in the english premier league.key moments:teamsjose mourinho before the matchpep guardiola before the matchmanchester city vs manchester united, e...






canberra's matthew leggett keen to show wheelchair tennis is a sport for all


the act's top ranked wheelchair tennis player mathew leggett will look to make the most of a rare home court advantage at the inaugural canberra wheelchair tennis open on friday.leggett says the three-day tournament looms as a perfect opportunity to kick off his itf futures series tournament at the lyneham tennis centre. canberra's matthew leggett training for the 2017 wheelchair tennis open on thursday.  photo: sitthixay ditthavongaustralia's best wheelchair tennis players will descend on the capital for the first itf wheelchair tennis tournament hosted in canberra.leggett hopes the tournament opens the door for canberrans with disabilities to try their hand at the sport."it's really good for canberra, its gives it something else to offer in terms of disabled sport and gives a f...






iraq's most house-proud man sweeps away the detritus of war in mosul


mosul: in the crumbled ruin of the old city of mosul lives perhaps the most house-proud man in iraq. abdulsalam abdufader is 73 and has been stuck in a wheelchair for years. his joints are stiff, he explains, and he broke his hip. he never married, so he has no family to take him away from the war zone and nowhere else to go. so he stays.parked in his wheelchair at the front gate of his house, he has watched the islamic state, the iraqi government and a battle front come and go. now the city is apparently liberated.iraqi troops make headwayvideo duration00:41previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:29everyday life in mosuleveryday life in mosulwhen an airstrike hits in west mosul, a man in a wheelchair barely bats an eye and continues to sweep his driveway clear of rubble. iraqi troop...






iraq's most house-proud man sweeps away the detritus of war in mosul


mosul: in the crumbled ruin of the old city of mosul lives perhaps the most house-proud man in iraq. abdulsalam abdufader is 73 and has been stuck in a wheelchair for years. his joints are stiff, he explains, and he broke his hip. he never married, so he has no family to take him away from the war zone and nowhere else to go. so he stays.parked in his wheelchair at the front gate of his house, he has watched the islamic state, the iraqi government and a battle front come and go. now the city is apparently liberated.iraqi troops make headwayvideo duration00:41previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:29everyday life in mosuleveryday life in mosulwhen an airstrike hits in west mosul, a man in a wheelchair barely bats an eye and continues to sweep his driveway clear of rubble. iraqi troop...






iraq's most house-proud man sweeps away the detritus of war in mosul


mosul: in the crumbled ruin of the old city of mosul lives perhaps the most house-proud man in iraq. abdulsalam abdufader is 73 and has been stuck in a wheelchair for years. his joints are stiff, he explains, and he broke his hip. he never married, so he has no family to take him away from the war zone and nowhere else to go. so he stays.parked in his wheelchair at the front gate of his house, he has watched the islamic state, the iraqi government and a battle front come and go. now the city is apparently liberated.iraqi troops make headwayvideo duration00:41previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:29everyday life in mosuleveryday life in mosulwhen an airstrike hits in west mosul, a man in a wheelchair barely bats an eye and continues to sweep his driveway clear of rubble. iraqi troop...






uefa champions league trophy to reach mumbai on april 10


by: pti | mumbai | updated: april 8, 2017 7:19 pm mumbai was chosen for the uefa champions league trophy tour through a contest by heineken.the city has been chosen as one of the stops of the uefa champions league trophy tour worldwide and the coveted silverware will be unveiled here on april 10.the trophy, the most well known of all the club football prizes in the world, will be unveiled by the former ucl winner and liverpool fc player luis garcia in the presence of indian football star sunil chhetri at the mahalaxami race course.mumbai was chosen for the uefa champions league trophy tour through a twitter contest by heineken across four cities — delhi, mumbai, bangalore, kolkata.the contest encouraged fans from each city to tweet, vote and compete for their chance to host the trop...






manchester city vs tottenham hotspur, live football streaming: when and where to


by: express web desk | updated: december 15, 2017 9:14 pm manchester city vs tottenham hotspur: tottenham will hope that they can stop the city juggernauttop newstable toppers manchester city host tottenham hotspur in the premier league on saturday. city have rampaged through the season so far, winning a record 15 matches on the bounce. they have played 17 matches in total so far and are yet to be beaten and their recent win against manchester united has all but made the league a one-horse race featuring manchester city. tottenham hotspur started the season as the other, exciting team in the premier league with their exploits in the champions league, including a 3-1 win against real madrid making waves. but they have faltered since and have more or less fallen out of the race for the ...






canberra wheelchair athlete matt leggett to play at inaugural tennis open


the act's top-ranked wheelchair tennis player matthew leggett wants to make a charge at the inaugural canberra wheelchair open later this year.leggett suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder that affects the bones. it means leggett's bones tend to break easily and don't grow as strong as everyone else's. canberra wheelchair tennis athlete matt leggett. photo: sitthixay ditthavongbut his parents introduced him to tennis when he was a child and the 24-year-old hopes he can be a contender at the capital's new tournament at the end of september."i've always been in a wheelchair so growing up mum and dad realised it was something i could actually get involved in," leggett said."it was something that i found myself being pretty decent at. i didn't take it seriou...






robotic wheelchair gives you a piggyback ride


you can control the wheelchair with a smartphone, so you can easily call it to your bedside or tuck it out of the way at night. its 9.3-mile range, 3.7mph top speed and 8-hour recharge time will limit where it can go, but that should be enough for a lot of around-the-neighborhood travel.rodem is available in japan for ¥980,000 (about $8,700), and it's known to be reaching the uk in 2018. it's not a trivial expense as a result, and the piggyback approach rules it out for people with limited use of their upper bodies. for those that can use it, though, it should make life a lot easier -- you won't have to change as much of your behavior as you would with an old-school wheelchair.






dc - how did luthor's wheelchair bomb get past security?


the wheelchair was lead-lined to hide the bomb. i'm not sure that this was clarified in the theatrical cut but i'm pretty sure it was explicit in the dvd/blu-ray releases. no need to lead line a wheelchair unless you're hiding it from x-ray vision....later in the film, she [jena malone, playing a forensic scientist] calls lois to say she did an analysis of the materials in wally’s explosive wheelchair and found that it contained …… lead! after superman appears before a congressional subcommittee to talk about the nairomi incident and wally’s ied-chair kills every human inside, supes wonders why he didn’t see the bomb. now we know it’s because the vehicle was lined with lead, which the man of steel traditionally can’t see through.vulture.com re ultimate edition releasehow t...






leicester city, atletico madrid, leicester vs atletico, champions league, champi


written by natasha singh | updated: april 13, 2017 4:45 pm leicester city went down 1-0 against atletico madrid in the first leg of the champions league quarterfinals. (source: reuters)leicester city went down 1-0 against atletico madrid vicente calderón stadium in the first leg of the champions league quarterfinals on wednesday. antoine griezmann converted a controversial penalty in the 28th minute of the match to earn his side a victory.the french man was awarded a penalty inside the box after marc albrighton’s foul. he made full use of it as leicester goalkeeper kasper schmeichel failed to save the ball from entering the net.leicester have had a season full of ups and downs after becoming champions of the premier league last year. their performances also took a hit in this ...






leicester city, atletico madrid, leicester vs atletico, champions league, champi


written by natasha singh | updated: april 13, 2017 5:38 pm leicester city went down 1-0 against atletico madrid in the first leg of the champions league quarterfinals. (source: reuters)leicester city went down 1-0 against atletico madrid at the vicente calderón stadium in the first leg of the champions league quarterfinals on wednesday. antoine griezmann converted a controversial penalty in the 28th minute of the match to earn his side a victory.the french man was awarded a penalty inside the box after marc albrighton’s foul. he made full use of it as leicester goalkeeper kasper schmeichel failed to save the ball from entering the net.leicester have had a season full of ups and downs after becoming champions of the premier league last year. their performances also took a hit i...






these kids in wheelchairs will smoke you on the track


on a blustery september saturday at icahn stadium on randalls island, 8-year-old gabriel mora is zooming around the track in a racing wheelchair, waiting for the rest of his friends to show up to practice. it’s a far cry from the crutches and wheelchair he usually uses as a result of his joint condition, arthrogryposis.once he’s humming along, he says, “it feels like i can do anything.”gabriel is one of the pioneers of the new york road runners’ youth wheelchair training program, which holds weekly practices and provides chairs and coaching for a team of school-aged kids with disabilities that prevent them from running on foot. the program, available to wheelchair-reliant kids ages 7 to 21 (as well as those who use crutches to walk short distances), gives the students a chance to...






metro board latches on to wheelchair securing issues


photo: andrew innerarity, houston chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1auturo jackson, manager of metrolift services, demonstrates how the lift on this wheelchair accessible bus works outside metro on april 27, 2001. auturo jackson, manager of metrolift services, demonstrates how the lift on this wheelchair accessible bus works outside metro on april 27, 2001.  photo: andrew innerarity, houston chronicle metro board latches on to wheelchair securing issues1 / 1back to gallerya parade of paratransit users concerned about problems with their transit service in recent days have spurred metro to action, specifically regarding how wheelchair users are secured on buses.“something must be done,” said mark rushing, one of two wheelchair users who told metropolitan ...






metro board latches on to wheelchair securing issues


photo: andrew innerarity, houston chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1auturo jackson, manager of metrolift services, demonstrates how the lift on this wheelchair accessible bus works outside metro on april 27, 2001. auturo jackson, manager of metrolift services, demonstrates how the lift on this wheelchair accessible bus works outside metro on april 27, 2001.  photo: andrew innerarity, houston chronicle metro board latches on to wheelchair securing issues1 / 1back to gallerya parade of paratransit users concerned about problems with their transit service in recent days have spurred metro to action, specifically regarding how wheelchair users are secured on buses.“something must be done,” said mark rushing, one of two wheelchair users who told metropolitan ...






ruby rose reveals she’s in a wheelchair after back surgery


ruby rose is going to have to sneak her wheelchair into litchfield. the actress and model revealed thursday that she’s currently in a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery for a spinal issue. “so..for the past few years (decade) i’ve been dealing with a spine issue,” rose, 31, wrote on twitter with a photo in plaid pajama bottoms and a t-shirt with the text “strong female lead.” “i am now recovering from a back procedure, but i do need to stay active, so before i get seen with my cane and wheelchair in public, i’d rather put it out there that i’m fine and going to be fine.” rose didn’t disclose the specifics of her surgery, but did say she’s “blinging my cane and walker up.” “it’s not the cane and my a frame that’s the problem, ...






ruby rose reveals she’s in a wheelchair after back surgery


ruby rose is going to have to sneak her wheelchair into litchfield. the actress and model revealed thursday that she’s currently in a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery for a spinal issue. “so..for the past few years (decade) i’ve been dealing with a spine issue,” rose, 31, wrote on twitter with a photo in plaid pajama bottoms and a t-shirt with the text “strong female lead.” “i am now recovering from a back procedure, but i do need to stay active, so before i get seen with my cane and wheelchair in public, i’d rather put it out there that i’m fine and going to be fine.” rose didn’t disclose the specifics of her surgery, but did say she’s “blinging my cane and walker up.” “it’s not the cane and my a frame that’s the problem, ...






ruby rose reveals she’s wheelchair-bound after back surgery


ruby rose is going to have to sneak her wheelchair into litchfield. the actress and model revealed thursday that she’s currently confined to a wheelchair after undergoing back surgery for a spinal issue. “so..for the past few years (decade) i’ve been dealing with a spine issue,” rose, 31, wrote on twitter with a photo in plaid pajama bottoms and a t-shirt with the text “strong female lead.” “i am now recovering from a back procedure, but i do need to stay active, so before i get seen with my cane and wheelchair in public, i’d rather put it out there that i’m fine and going to be fine.” rose didn’t disclose the specifics of her surgery, but did say she’s “blinging my cane and walker up.” “it’s not the cane and my a frame that’s the ...






veteran found dead in florida floodwaters


a 61-year-old veteran was found dead and his wheelchair found floating in the floodwaters that ravaged florida over the weekend.manatee county sheriff’s deputies said a woman called around 8:45 p.m. on sunday to say that she had found the man facedown in about 6 inches of water due to recent heavy rains. the man’s wheelchair was not far away.“i would hate to hear one of my family members passes away that way,” angela spencer told fox 13 tampa.she said she was investigating the rising floodwaters and at first didn’t realize that what she saw in the water was a wheelchair.“i thought that my neighbor had a garbage can out there, and i thought that is kind of silly. it was in the water, was going to float away. i looked a little harder and i realized it looked like a wheelchair.”...






wheelchair rugby competition


teams compete during the wheelchair rugby national championship tournament at ability360 in phoenix on april 21, 2017. courtney pedroza/azcentral.com         






arsenal take top-four race to last day of season


by: reuters | published:may 17, 2017 2:01 pm arsenal beat sunderland 2-0 on tuesday. (source: ap)the race for the final two tickets to next season’s champions league will go to the wire after arsenal retained their slim hopes of finishing in the premier league’s top four thanks to a late burst from alexis sanchez against sunderland on tuesday.arsenal’s 2-0 win meant that manchester city, 3-1 winners at home against west bromwich albion, will still need a point to be absolutely certain of finishing in the top four.pep guardiola’s city moved back into third spot, above liverpool, thanks to goals by gabriel jesus, kevin de bruyne and yaya toure in their final home game of the season.city are in third spot with 75 points, liverpool have 73 and arsenal 72. city face watford away in...






disabled man falls out of wheelchair, killed by car: cops


a man fell out of his wheelchair, couldn’t get up — and was killed when a car smacked into him on a manhattan street early friday, police said.the 49-year-old victim was halfway on the sidewalk at the corner of delancey and clinton streets on the lower east side around 3:30 a.m. when police believe he fell out of his wheelchair and could not pull himself to safety.it is not yet known how long he was stuck there before he was hit by the vehicle, which kept going.the disabled man suffered severe trauma to the head and died at the scene, police said.police are still searching for the driver. the investigation is ongoing.share this:






non-profit sues uber for failing to serve people in wheelchairs


the equal rights center is suing uber for allegedly discriminating against people with disabilities. according to the lawsuit, the washington d.c.-based non-profit organization alleges that uber has chosen not to include wheelchair-accessible vehicles in its 30,000-strong fleet, a violation of title 3 of the americans with disabilities act. instead, uber directs passengers in wheelchairs to hail wheelchair accessible vehicles through a “taxi wav” option that connects them to other companies’ vehicles. “taxi wav does nothing to expand the number of wheelchair accessible vehicles available in d.c. instead, it merely redirects requests for wheelchair accessible vehicles to any accessible d.c. taxicabs that happen to be in service,” the suit says.travis kalanick resi...






champions league recap: another week of comebacks as manchester city fall, leice


written by karan prashant saxena | published:march 17, 2017 1:42 am despite flirting with relegation in the premier league, leicester’s concerns have not been felt in europe. (source: reuters)comebacks seems to be the theme of uefa champions league in the last-16 stage. just last week, the world witnessed luis enrique’s barcelona making a historic comeback from 4-0 down to going up by 6-5 on aggregate. this week it was defending english premiere league champions leicester city and ligue 1 side as monaco that came from behind to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the tournament.leicester city- the fairy tale continueswhen gianluigi buffon was asked which side he wishes to avoid in the champions league quarter-finals, the italian world cup winning goalkeeper said, “i want to...






how often one party has controlled the federal government


letters.(p o: getty images/istockp o)the media: print.who said it: a republic reader.the comment: "with the inauguration of the next president and his appointment to fill the supreme court vacancy, this will be the first time since 1929 that one party controlled the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government at the same time."the forum: a letter to the editor in the nov. 20 edition of the republic.what we're looking at: whether 1929 was the last year one party controlled all three branches of the federal government.analysis: the letter to the editor was written after november's election determined republican donald trump would win the white house, giving the party control of the executive branch, and the gop would continue in the majority in the u.s. house and senate, thus