first_imgLOOK: Cyclists Volunteer to Give Nature Rides to Wheelchair Bound“For somebody whose spouse used a wheelchair or walker before they passed away, it’s hard to think of that equipment going into the trash,” one of the nonprofit volunteers told The Washington Post. “When they give it to us, they feel like they’ve given it a second life. And then to see the recipient’s face light up — that’s extremely rewarding.”Sudabattula was first inspired to launch his labor of love several years ago while he was studying at the University of Utah and simultaneously volunteering in the prosthetics department at a nearby hospital.Whenever one of the patients outgrew a prosthetic, the device would simply be thrown away. Prosthetics can’t be reused because they are specifically fitted to each patient, but Sudabattula couldn’t help but wonder if he could rescue other medical equipment from the trash.Photo by Project EmbraceHe was reminded of a trip that he had taken to India with his parents in 2006 when they brought him to an orphanage for disabled children. Since the youngsters didn’t have access to medical equipment, they had fashioned makeshift wheelchairs out of lawn furniture and bicycle wheels.Ten years later, Sudabattula returned to the very same orphanage so he could donate several dozen wheelchairs and crutches – all of which were courtesy of Project Embrace.WATCH: As Disabled Man Frantically Wheels Himself Home Before Tornado, Teen Hops Out of His Car to HelpSince launching the nonprofit from his apartment in 2016, the group has donated over 900 refurbished medical devices to low-income hospitals in India and the United States.Just last month, Project Embrace volunteers made their second trip to the Utah-Arizona border so they could donate dozens of wheelchairs and walkers to a rural Navajo Nation hospital.Photo by Project Embrace“Often times when it comes to healthcare innovation and design, people tend to opt out of professional conversations because they don’t feel qualified enough to contribute to the discussion,” Sudabattula said in a blog post. “This is ironic because access to healthcare (and healthcare innovation) affects everyone — naturally, everyone should then be involved.“We give our community an opportunity to get involved and by tracking where individual donations end up going, we can show our community exactly where their impact is being made.“There have been a lot of slip ups along the road, but founding a cause where everyone feels welcome to contribute to greater health will always be the greatest decision I’ve ever made as a student.”(WATCH the video below)Be Sure And Share This Sweet Story Of Kindness With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePhoto by Project EmbraceA compassionate college student has been on a mission to rescue abandoned medical equipment so he can send them to people who need them.Mohan Sudabattula is the mastermind behind Project Embrace: a nonprofit that collects secondhand crutches, wheelchairs, orthotic braces, walkers, slings, and rehabilitative gear for reuse.The 23-year-old student and his team of volunteers collect the equipment by scouring the dusty shelves of thrift stores and accepting personal donations from community members. After the gear is cleaned and refurbished, the group sends it to disadvantaged medical facilities around the world.last_img read more

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first_imgby. Margaret Chadbourn and Aruna ViswanathaBank of America agreed to pay $9.3 billion to settle claims that it sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac faulty mortgage bonds, helping the bank to end one of the largest legal headaches it still faced from the financial crisis.The settlement, announced on Wednesday, includes $6.3 billion in cash and the rest in securities that Bank of America will purchase from the two housing finance entities.The second-largest U.S. bank by assets said it had now resolved around 88 percent of its total exposure to securities at issue in the mortgage bond litigation it has faced.Bank of America’s first-quarter profits could take a substantial hit from the deal. The bank said the settlement was expected to reduce first-quarter income by about 21 cents a share, or three-quarters of what analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S forecasted the bank to earn before the settlement was announced.Also on Wednesday, Bank of America and its former chief executive, Kenneth Lewis, settled a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general that alleged it misled investors about mounting losses at Merrill Lynch & Co, which the bank agreed to acquire at the height of the financial crisis. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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first_img“It’s early, and we have people that haven’t thrown that much and they’re learning. I know that they’ll get to where we need them to be,” Allister said.During her second appearance — a 10-5 loss to Fordham — Anderson struggled early and often.Before she could record an out, Allister removed her from the circle.Anderson faced eight batters and allowed eight runs to cross the plate.After Anderson’s replacement, sophomore Hannah Evavold gave up a run in one inning, Stober took to the circle again. She faced 20 batters and allowed one run off of five hits.Allister has preached the importance of having two of the three phases — pitching, hitting and defense — in order to win.But over the weekend, Minnesota’s pitching fell short.“[Pitcher] is the most important position on the field. It doesn’t matter who you are or who you’re playing, [pitching] is a factor,” Allister said. Minnesota’s pitchers falter in three-loss weekendMinnesota lost three of the four games it played over the weekend.Daily File Photo; Jaak JensenMinnesota’s Nikki Anderson pitches during a doubleheader against Wisconsin on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Matt GreensteinMarch 2, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintStrong pitching helped the Gophers win all but one of their first 14 games this season.But over the weekend, while in Florida, Minnesota’s pitching assisted in three losses.The Gophers won only one of four games.Last year, then-sophomore Nikki Anderson pitched 42 innings mostly in relief appearances.But over the weekend, the junior pitched less than five innings, giving up 12 runs — 10 earned.Anderson’s struggles were visible during the Gophers’ second game — an 8-2 loss against James Madison — with a 4.2 inning relief appearance. She came in for freshman Kylie Stober.Stober gave up four runs on six hits in just more than one inning pitched.She took the loss, but of James Madison’s 18 hits, 12 were against Anderson.Earlier this season, head coach Jessica Allister said Minnesota’s pitching staff will get back to the “1A-1B” pitching rotation it had with sophomore Sara Groenewegen and Sara Moulton last year.But the Gophers have some work to do before getting there, and Anderson’s weekend solidified that.last_img read more

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first_imgLast month, we carried a report from Calciomercato, who explained Manchester City have joined Juventus in the transfer race for the 17-year-old.TuttoMercatoWeb now claims Manchester United have followed the young winger for months and their interest has been sufficient enough for them to start asking for information about the player.It’s stated the Red Devils would ‘like to buy’ the teenager in the next window.Embed from Getty ImagesAtalanta aren’t sure on a valuation.There would be no problem if they receive around €40m for Traoré, yet TMW adds even €15-20m may be enough for Atalanta.Traoré managed 18 goals and 13 assists while playing for the Italian club’s youth team last season. He’s clearly a talent, but dragging United and City into the equation could be as much about hype as anything else.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoGenius-Story.comWhere Maggie Smith lives at 84 is heartbreaking Genius-Story.comUndo Amad Diallo Traoré joined Atalanta’s academy in 2015 and after having impressed for the youth team, he was given an opportunity in the first team in October. He made his debut against Udinese and it took him four minutes to score his first goal in Serie A.last_img read more

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first_imgDuel de gros brasPétange, coincé dans son enchaînement par une semaine anglaise qui pourrait faire mal, assume pourtant son nouveau statut. «On a très bien travaillé physiquement cet été. On peut répéter les efforts, être imposants dans les duels et, surtout, toujours actifs sur le terrain», se régale Mokrani. «J’ai presque envie de dire que c’est le bon moment pour affronter Differdange car on est en confiance, on est costauds physiquement et la récupération ne nous pose pas de problème.» En clair, le Titus va encore aller au duel de gros bras, quand bien même Differdange a toujours eu cette réputation d’être costaud dans ce domaine.Il faut dire que battre le F91 comme ils l’ont fait ne peut pas faire de mal aux gars de Carlos Fangueiro. Jeudi, Yassine Benajiba, le directeur sportif du club, analysait cette victoire nette et sans bavure en convoquant lui aussi la donnée physique. «On a fermé le milieu, ils étaient sans solution et ont dû balancer. Le problème pour eux, c’est que nous, on a des monstres derrière et devant. Et pendant qu’ils perdaient les ballons en allongeant, nous, on ne les perdait pas.»Il faut dire que tout a été pensé très en amont. Alors qu’il n’existe que deux vraiment très grands avants-centres de pivot au pays (Hadji et Mokrani) aux yeux du Titus, le club a arraché le Hammois au nez et à la barbe de la Jeunesse, qui avait aussi formulé une offre. «Et je suis certain qu’il va faire avec nous la meilleure saison de sa carrière, claironne Fangueiro. Je suis sûr qu’il battra son record de but sur une saison !» Le record ? C’est 11. «Il va faire bien plus !» Avoir des statistiques dignes d’un attaquant évoluant dans un club à la lutte pour l’Europe alors. Ça, on va vite le savoir. «Ce genre de rencontres, ça peut être un garçon ou une fille», prophétise joliment Amodio. Pourtant, c’est bien un match d’hommes que le Titus veut lui offrir…Julien Mollereau Partager Après avoir infligé (et remporté) un véritable défi physique au F91 en semaine, le Titus va défier un autre maître en la matière ce dimanche (18h30), Differdange.Paolo Amodio a fait comme beaucoup d’entraîneurs de DN, mercredi : il a pris sa voiture pour venir jusqu’au stade municipal de Pétange. Et comme tout le monde, il a pris une petite claque : «Le Titus a fait exactement le match qu’il fallait faire contre Dudelange. Sérieux, discipliné, très costaud derrière et au milieu et avec une grande agressivité.» On l’aura compris, c’est surtout la donnée physique qui aura impressionné le technicien differdangeois.Il y a là une colonne vertébrale sérieusement impressionnante. Hauguel-Diouf derrière, Kakoko-Kaboré dans l’entrejeu, Kettenmeyer qui a fait le ménage derrière un Mokrani déménageur en chef qui est sans doute l’homme qui a le plus remué Tom Schnell ces dernières années. «On a une équipe de beaux bébés», admet Mokrani, porte-étendard de cette équipe qui n’en finit pas de surprendre en ce début de championnat. Or ce week-end, avec un Fola – Progrès, un Mondorf – Jeunesse et ce fameux Differdange – Pétange, pas de place au doute, c’est l’heure des costauds : «Si tu sors de ce duel avec les trois points, tu t’installes vraiment pour de bon sur les sommets avec une bonne réserve de points», analyse Amodio.last_img read more

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