Author: posabilitymagazine

Jody Cundy finds Paralympic outburst ‘sad to watch’

Paralympic cyclist Jody Cundy has said he has only recently looked at a replay of his outburst at London 2012, admitting it was “sad to watch”.  The 34-year-old provided one of the summer’s most controversial moments with a rant at officials following his disqualification from the C4-5 1km. “What happened in my head and what happened on camera all seemed very similar,” he told BBC Radio Norfolk. “But it was quite sad to watch and know how it all happened.” He added: “It’s kind of frustrating with how the officials worked with it and how it was judged. But...

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Disabled sport calendar

NOVEMBER 2012 7th-11th: NEC Wheelchair Tennis Singles Masters, Belgium 14th-18th: Invacare Wheelchair Tennis Doubles Masters, Amsterdam 24th-25th: DSE Nationwide Short Course Swimming Championship, Ponds Forge, Sheffield DECEMBER 2012 3rd-4th: ParalympicsGB Sports Fest, Surrey Sports Park, Guildford 14th-16th: British Gas/Swim Wales Open Winter Swimming Championships, Swansea JANUARY 2013 11th-15th: Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open 23rd-26th: Australian Open, Melbourne Park FEBRUARY 2013 16th-23rd: World Wheelchair Curling Championships, Sochi, Russia MARCH 2013 6th-12th: Alpine skiing test event, Sochi, Russia 7th: One Year to the start of the 2014 Winter Paralympics APRIL 2013 12th-14th: Wheelchair Rugby Europa Cup, Denmark 15th-21st: Shooting World Cup, Poland 21st: London Marathon JUNE 2013 14th-16th: Para Cycling Road World Cup, Segovia, Spain...

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Abbey’s Road to Bristol

In February 2012, my granddaughter Abbey was turned down by the NHS for SDR surgery and our family was faced with only one option which came with a very large price tag of £35,000.  We took the decision to press ahead with plans for her operation at the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol and decided to start fund raising as this was not a sum we could raise within the family.  Our initial thoughts were that we had around 12 months to achieve our target but as we were putting together our web site and just starting to plan a...

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Could Miss be replaced by a robot? Autistic pupils ‘learn better from android buddies than human teachers’

Autistic children could in the future be helped to learn by robot buddies in the classroom.  Evidence emerging from a trial at a school in Birmingham suggests that pupils who are on the autistic spectrum learn better from the automatons than human teachers.  And researchers say that if they can be proven to help difficult to reach youngsters, then in the future they could also be used to help pupils in mainstream classes. Max and Ben, two knee-high humanoid robots that can dance to Thriller, play games and emulate Tai Chi, have been helping pupils at Topcliffe Primary School...

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Dementia care is ‘where cancer was in the 1960s’ says health minister, as Cameron pledges to train one million volunteers to help those with the condition

Dementia is as much of a taboo as cancer was in the 1960s, according to the Health Secretary.  One in three adults will develop the illness but we ‘just don’t like talking about it’, Jeremy Hunt said yesterday.  He admitted that the way society deals with dementia is ‘shockingly bad’, adding: ‘We need to change attitudes.’  It came as Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans for a £2.4million project to train a million volunteers to spot the illness and care for patients. About 800,000 Britons are being treated for dementia. Another 400,000 are thought to suffer from it but...

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