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"paralympic games" Discussed on WTOP
"A larger institution, then they're not going to protect the larger institution. And so if we can create a partnership society of real connections between young people and our communities, young people and our institutions, they're going to believe in those institutions. And that's the type of culture that we've got to create in our state. Tariq King, WTOP to be able 6 .2 mile stretch around the nation's capital. One Marine isn't running, Urgent Zach Stinson is a double amputee after he stepped on an IED serving in Afghanistan. I was kind of bent in I half. couldn't move and my guys got to me, started working on me. After 25 surgeries, he wanted to get back into athletics and found hand cycling. Since then, he has dominated on the courses. Did win Boston this year for hand the cycle division. Two weeks ago, I was in Detroit. I won the Detroit marathon for the hand cycle division. Marine Corps his was first hand cycle marathon and he keeps coming back. A memorable portion, the Wear Blue Mile, where fallen service members are honored. I have seen pictures of my friends and it kind of gives me something to think about for the remainder for the race. of the What's next? He plans to compete in the Paralympic Games in Paris next year. Look worker DOP news. And a reminder, the Marine Corps marathon is tomorrow and Metro will be open two hours earlier for the race. Metro rail will be operating at 5 a .m. tomorrow with the blue and yellow lines getting you to the starting line. There will be a number of road and bridge closures, so keep an eye out. You can get all the information you need on those closures at WTOP Search MCM closures. Our traffic team will also have the very latest every 10 minutes on the eights. this Well, is not exactly where you might expect to find a Tesla on the Custis bike and walking path. You're caught on the reverse. Pick your choice. posted on x shows the red tesla driving down the middle of the path thursday afternoon at one least woman walking along had to move to the edge of the path to get out of the way stator 911 also posted an arlington traffic video showing the tesla making a left turn directly onto the path from northbound nash street it's not known if self -driving had anything to do with this incident last week another tesla crashed into a playground in arlington no one was hurt in either incident kyle cooper wtop news coming up traffic after and weather together on the eights best workplaces for women to local companies top the list i'm label jeff it's five oh eight michael and son's heating tune up for only traffic and weather together on the eights we go to ralph fox now in the traffic center they'll volume the story this afternoon there's a lot of it out there for sure not any real major incidents here's the ones that are affecting traffic at this point in hillsborough route nine both ways before harper's ferry road they did have all traffic stop now they're alternating so things are getting through but you still got a lot of heavy volume through that spot also in sterling virginia route seven westbound at sterling boulevard there was an earlier crash there some slowing remains 95 southbound at dale city had the left side blocked due to a crash and you got a lot of volume 95 south south just generally speaking you're slowing if you're making it that way you'll start at newington get really be heavy at lorton and across the oncoquan and you're stopping go as you make your way through dale city through dumfries then you'll get some relief slows again at stafford and then you're okay down to fredericksburg on the northbound side but no major concerns just some volume delays there taking a look at 66 as you make your way outside of the capitol beltway you've got some delays out in gainesville but that's about it things are moving pretty well back on the capitol beltway uh on the inner loop starting at tysons you're really heavy you as make your way up and across the american legion bridge the 270 spur remains heavy at this hour as well in 295 or the baltimore washington parkway on the maryland side you've got some slowing southbound just past jessup really heavy in the area 32 also through russet part there was a of a gas leak in a russet earlier that should have been resolved through maryland city as well and then point south things northbound seem to be in pretty good shape there why are america's freight railroads safe and getting safer by using cutting -edge technology to detect and address issues before they become accidents learn more at AAR .org. Ralph Fox, WTOP traffic. Ralph, thank you. Now your 7 News First Forecast. Alert Here's ABC 7's Mark Pena. Enjoy the shorts and t -shirt weather while we have it because some big changes are coming as soon as monday tonight we're going to see some increasing clouds with even a few light rain showers
"paralympic games" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is Bloomberg business of sports Talk about some of the more interesting aspects of business to sports There's all kinds of cool questions So this is a fun topic to make The country is finally getting the memo about how amazing the sport is I think the sky's the limit for MLS We're spending more and more of our time in a digital world and it's also becoming a really powerful place for commerce It is so nice to be back and to be able to have fans back in the building So despite the chaotic schedule this is why we do what we do When you get into the playoffs there's nothing better as a player for the excitement It is also for the organization Bloomberg business of sports From Bloomberg radio This is the Bloomberg business of sports show of the explored a big old money issues and world sports unoccupied I'm scarlet fu And I'm Mike lynch coming up on the show the MLB lockout continues We get the latest on CBA negotiations for the mobile networks John morosi plus catch up with no lamenting former offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns and director of the pro team advertise capital advisers We get his take on a big story at the intersection of professional sports and wealth management That's straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports show But first let's look at some of the other topics of the week and there's a lot to talk about involving Russia involving coming into Ukraine and obviously the human aspect of that We can not even compare that with sports but we are the business of sports and there are a lot of things a lot of sports issues that came out of that One involved a very rich man Yeah you're talking about Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who is selling the Chelsea football club It's interesting because he was previously looking to transfer the stewardship and care of the club to members of his charitable foundation and it's not clear how that was going to happen He had not mentioned anything about giving up ownership but now that's changed And of course the backdrop to all this is the UK has proposed these new laws that would target wealthy Russians which would include a wrong which and some of these laws might include freezing their assets So now he's announced that he's going to sell the club outright and saying it's a painful and personal sacrifice He specifically saying he's not asking for any loans to be repaid We know he's invested about $2 billion of his personal fortune in the club over 20 years And he's doing it with a very urgent timeline When she feels like he needed to get this done yesterday Well of course because I thought that we mentioned earlier that they may freeze the assets especially in the United Kingdom The good news out of this is that the proceeds from the sale that Chelsea football club are going to be used to help to aid the victims of Ukraine Those who are injured those who are ill and those who are just scrambling out of the country finding a place to live Now with the soccer story the paralympics they have said that Russia and Belarus you can not play in the games is a reversal from what they said earlier but then so many other athletes said you know what If they're in I'm out I'm sure nobody's happy that these athletes now you know it's not the greatest decision in the world but for what the games are saying this is best for the Paralympic games I think you nailed it Nobody's happy with any of this Ordinary Russians Russian athletes are being punished And they're not the ones who are directing what's happening when it comes to Ukraine So it's unfortunate for everyone involved But there's this sense in the U.S. and Europe that we have to use soft power to get Putin to understand what's happening here This all precipitated by the curlers from Latvia who refused to compete against Russia And the people who run the paralympics were really surprised about this So they're expelling the athletes so there are 71 of them from Russia and it does them from Belarus who have been expelled from the games Otherwise there'd be no games I don't Nobody want to compete And again athletes have to train for years and years and years to get over to Beijing They're going now through March 13th but they're going to proceed from this point forward without Russian and Belarus para athletes I also want to mention other sports that are cutting ties or suspending their relationships with Russian business partners And I bring up hockey because obviously I'm a hockey fan but 5% of the NHL's players are Russian So this is kind of a big deal for the NHL to suspend its relationships there pausing Russian language social and digital media sites really putting aside any consideration of Russia as a location for any future NHL competition You wonder what kind of pressure this puts on the players and I'm thinking of Alex Ovechkin of the Washington capitals for instance who has posted with Putin on his Instagram account or our tummy Panera who had to take a leave of absence from the rangers for a while because he had criticized Putin in the past and there were threats made against him The players are really in the crosshairs right now There was talk at some point about revoking visas of Russian hockey players in the National Hockey League I don't think that's going to happen I don't think it's for the greater good of the league But to be a Russian dissident is a very difficult position to be in We've seen it over the years and it's very very hard for these hockey players I think to take it political stance There is another story Tiger Woods He didn't play a single official PGA Tour event last year but the golf organization still designated him as the face of the sport Tiger Woods he won an $8 million PGA prize Just for being Tiger Phil Mickelson came in second $6 million And then Phil Mickelson he tweeted out hey thank you all for giving me the top prize and then Tiger responded back Whoops You know it says something that Tiger Woods is still the face of golf It's called the player impact program and they measured a bunch of different things None of which involved like you said actually what happened on the green The metrics that were used to determine that Tiger one 5 criteria Nielsen ratings Google searches MVP index meltwater mentions I don't know what that is And Q rating which is based on a player's appeal and popularity on social media By the way the wrap it up Tiger Woods number one Phil Mickelson two Rory McIlroy third Jordan Spieth's fourth Bryson DeChambeau 5th Justin Thomas 6th just a Dustin Johnson 7th Brooks.
"paralympic games" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg business of sports Talk about some of the more interesting aspects of business and sports There's all kinds of cool questions So this is a fun topic for me The country is finally getting the memo about how amazing the sport is I think the sky's the limit for MLS We're spending more and more of our time in a digital world and it's also becoming a really powerful place for commerce It is so nice to be back and to be able to have fans back in the building So despite the chaotic schedule this is why we do what we do We need to get into the playoffs There's nothing better as a player to excitement It is also for the organization Bloomberg business of sports From Bloomberg radio This is the Bloomberg business of sports show we explore the big old money issues and world sports on my part I'm scarlet fu And I'm Mike lynch Coming up on the show the MLB lockout continues We get the latest on CDA negotiations with an albeit networks John morosan plus catch up with no lamenting former offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns and director of the pro team advertise capital advisers We get his take on a big story at the intersection of professional sports and wealth management That's straight ahead on the Bloomberg business of sports show But first let's look at some of the other topics of the week and there's a lot to talk about involving Russia involving coming into Ukraine and it obviously the human aspect of that We can not even compare that with sports but we are the business of sports and there are a lot of things a lot of sports issues that came out of that One involved a very rich man Yeah you're talking about Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich who is selling the Chelsea football club It's interesting because he was previously looking to transfer the stewardship and care of the club to members of his charitable foundation and it's not clear how that was going to happen He had not mentioned anything about giving up ownership but now that's changed And of course the backdrop to all this is the UK has proposed these new laws that would target wealthy Russians which would include a wrong which and some of these laws might include freezing their assets So now he's announced that he's going to sell the club outright and saying it's a painful and personal sacrifice He specifically saying he's not asking for any loans to be repaid We know he's invested about $2 billion of his personal fortune in the club over 20 years And he's doing it with a very urgent timeline It feels like he needed to get this done yesterday Well of course because I thought that we mentioned earlier that they may freeze the assets especially in the United Kingdom The good news out of this is that the proceeds from the sale that Chelsea football club are going to be used to help delay the victims of Ukraine those who are injured those who are ill and those who are just scrambling out of the country finding a place to live Now with the soccer story the pair Olympics they have said that Russia and Belarus you can not play in the games is a reversal from what they said earlier but then so many other athletes said you know what If they're in I'm out I'm sure nobody's happy that these athletes now you know it's not the greatest decision in the world But for what the games are saying this is best for the Paralympic games I think you nailed it Nobody's happy with any of this Ordinary Russians Russian athletes are being punished And they're not the ones who are directing what's happening when it comes to Ukraine So it's unfortunate for everyone involved But there's this sense in the U.S. and Europe that we have to use soft power to get Putin to understand what's happening here This old precipitated by the curlers from Latvia who refused to compete against Russia And the people who run the paralympics were really surprised about this So they're expelling the athletes There are 71 of them from Russia and it does them from Belarus who have been expelled from the games otherwise there'd be no games I don't nobody want to compete And again athletes are the train for years and years and years to get over to Beijing They're going now through March 13th but they're going to proceed from this point forward without Russian in Belarus power athletes I also want to mention other sports that are cutting ties or suspending their relationships with Russian business partners And I bring up hockey because obviously I'm a hockey fan but 5% of the NHL's players are Russian So this is kind of a big deal for the NHL to suspend its relationships there pausing Russian language social and digital media sites Really putting aside any consideration of Russia as a location for any future NHL competition you wonder what kind of pressure this puts on the players And I'm thinking of Alex Ovechkin of the Washington capitals for instance who has posted with Putin on his Instagram account or our temi panarin who had to take a leave of absence from the rangers for a while because he had criticized Putin in the past and there were threats made against him The players are really in the crosshairs right now There was talk at some point about revoking visas of Russian hockey players in the National Hockey League I don't think that's going to happen I don't think it's for the greater good of the league But to be a Russian dissident is a very difficult position to be in We've seen it over the years And it's very very hard for these hockey players I think to take it political stance There is another story Tiger Woods He didn't play a single official PGA Tour event last year but the golf organization still designating him as the face of the sport Tiger Woods he won an $8 million PGA prize Just for being Tiger Phil Mickelson came in second $6 million And then Phil Mickelson he tweeted out hey thank you all for giving me the top prize and the Tiger responded back Whoops You know it says something that Tiger Woods is still the face of golf It's called the player impact program and they measured a bunch of different things None of which involved like you said actually what happened on the green The metrics that were used to determine that Tiger one 5 criteria Nielsen ratings Google searches MVP index meltwater mentions I don't know what that is And Q rating which is based on a player's appeal and popularity on social media By the way the wrap it up Tiger Woods number one Phil Mickelson two Rory McIlroy third Jordan Spieth's fourth Bryson DeChambeau 5th Justin Thomas 6th just a Dustin Johnson 7th Brooks Koepka 8th John rom 9th and bubba Watson finished him Coming up next on the show we speak with Noel lamonte Former NFL offensive lineman and director.
"paralympic games" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Weingarten explains one of the highlights on Russia. Shana received blowing of the show for a rain swollen, so it's a happy sound. It's a wonderful time. Of family getting together Russia. Shauna literally translates to head of the year honoring the day that they believe humanity was created. But the celebration is more about self reflection and fresh starts. Well, it's an introspective time and here it's also joyful because you're looking also forward to the future and new beginnings. So if you know anyone observing, you can say Shana Tova or have a good year. Matt Sheer WBZ Boston's news Radio Trickett Police continue to search for a man who allegedly shot at a car in a reported road rage incident. A local woman told police she was driving with her boyfriend and child Saturday evening when a man drove in the wrong lane and passed them slammed on the brakes and then allegedly got out and shot at their car. No one was hurt. Police are looking for the suspect who was reportedly driving a blue Honda CRV. The Taliban is claiming it's now captured the last province in Afghanistan. That's resisting their rule. Taliban leaders say they're going to set up a government as there are ongoing reports of brutality, executions and house arrests around the country and a new concern. Some planes trying to evacuate refugees are reportedly being blocked from leaving Afghanistan. They had had his switch locations because they were in danger. Paul Stone, who works for a U. S based charity, which focuses on the empowerment of young women, is actively trying to get Afghan girls. Out of the country. Satellite photos reportedly showing chartered planes at Mazar i Sharif airport waiting to take off but being blocked by the Taliban have been a political football and the State Department is not confirming There are Americans on those planes, saying yesterday we will hold the Taliban to its pledged to let people freely depart Afghanistan. The White House now says there are about 100 Americans still in the country. Awaiting evacuation. That was a B C's. James Longman reporting The U S. Justice Department today announced its looking at anyway to block Texas's new restrictive abortion law. Attorney General Merrick Garland says his department is researching how it can challenge the Texas abortion law that says state citizens can sue people who helped a woman get an abortion if the fetus is past six weeks. The Justice Department also saying they will prosecute any violence against clinics for people seeking reproductive Health services. ABC's Andy Field reporting from Washington. With the ceremony yesterday in Tokyo. The 2020 Paralympic Games have now come to a cloves the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics concluded with a dazzling fireworks display and crowds gathering outside the national stadium to catch a glimpse of the closing ceremony..
"paralympic games" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"A synagogue, you might be hearing this president of the Boston Synagogue Susan China, Weingarten explains one of the highlights on Russia Shana Services blowing of the show for a Ram's horn. So it's a happy sound. It's a wonderful time. Of family getting together Russia. Shauna literally translates to head of the year honoring the day that they believe humanity was created. But the celebration is more about self reflection and fresh starts. Well, it's an introspective time of year. It's also joyful because you're looking also forward to the future and new beginnings. So if you know anyone observing, you can say Shana Tova or have a good year. Matt Sheer WBZ Boston's news radio DRAKE it police continue to search for a man who allegedly shot at a car in a reported road rage incident. A local woman told police she was driving with her boyfriend and child Saturday evening when a man drove in the wrong lane to pass them slammed the brakes and then allegedly got out and shot at their car. No one was hurt. Police are looking for a suspect who was reportedly driving a blue Honda. The Taliban is claiming it's now captured the last Providence in Afghanistan resisting their rule. Taliban leaders say they're going to set up a government as there are ongoing reports of brutality, executions and house arrests around the country and new concern some plant planes trying to evacuate refugees. Are reportedly being blocked from leaving the country had had his switch locations because they were in danger. Paul Stone, who works for US based charity, which focuses on the empowerment of young women, actively trying to get Afghan girls out of the country, satellite photos reportedly showing chartered planes at Mazar i Sharif airport waiting to take off. But being blocked by the Taliban have been a political football and the State Department is not confirming there are Americans on those planes. Saying yesterday we will hold the Taliban to its pledge to let people freely depart Afghanistan. The White House now says there are about 100 Americans still in the country awaiting evacuation. That was a B C's James Longman. A military coup is unfolding in the nation of Guinea. We get the details for maybe season Estelle Aqua Terra Soldiers in the West African Nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital. Members of the military later announced on state Television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent coup. The country's borders were closed and its constitution declared invalid and as the liquid terra ABC news at the foreign desk Another story of Covid impacting the sports world Dramatic scenes at a soccer stadium in Sao Paulo, a World Cup qualifier between soccer giants Brazil and Argentina was abandoned minutes into the game. You're CBC's Claire Bauer. Brazilians were just settling into the much anticipated match featuring Neymar and Lionel Messi when federal health officials stormed onto the pitch. Demanding that four of Argentina's players be deported because they allegedly didn't reveal that they had recently been in England, which is on Brazil's red list and requires 14 day quarantine. Argentina responded by walking off the field and the game was suspended. The head of Brazil Soccer confederation, called the decision by the health agency quote strange and said at no point were they in favor of it. FIFA soccer's governing body will now decide what happens next Club Our ABC News RADIO JANEIRO, Brazil With the ceremony in Tokyo, the 2020 Paralympic Games have come to a close, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics concluded with a dazzling fireworks display and crowds gathering outside the national stadium to catch a glimpse of the closing ceremony. It was staged without Spectators, like most of the competitions with venues closed to the public Paralympics are the world's biggest event for athletes who have impairments. He began August.
"paralympic games" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"One person is dead after a fire broke out at a home in Brighton. Nine people have been displaced. Local Red Cross members are in New Jersey today, helping those impacted by Ida. The group left Quincy yesterday a stabbing near Boston common last night, police blocked off part of the theater district and downtown crossing after 10 PM to investigate. It's not clear yet if anyone was hurt or if any arrests were made. The stabbing Haftar happened again after 10 near Tremont and West Street's investigation is ongoing. Closure for one Massachusetts family, A man has been indicted in a 1988 cold case doubly busy Suzanne Sans Ville. He's well known to law enforcement. In fact, Richard Vega is considered a sexually dangerous person, and he's been civilly committed since 2000 and eight. That's when his prison term for 1987 rape and Revere was ending. A grand jury has now indicted Vega for murder. In the case of Judi Chamberlin. She was found dead in the basement of a building on D Street in the seaport in jail. 1988. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled. Vega was identified as a suspect in the case through DNA evidence in 2011, but prosecutors said they needed more evidence through the Suffolk County Da's Project for unsolved Suffolk homicides. They apparently got that evidence. Vegas expected to be arraigned for murder later this month. Suzanne Saz Ville WBZ Boston's News Radio Drake at Police continue to search for a man who allegedly shot at a car in a reported road rage incident. A little woman told police she was driving with her boyfriend and child yesterday evening when a man drove in the wrong lane and pass them slammed the brakes and then allegedly got out and shot at their vehicle. No one was hurt. Police are looking for a suspect who was reportedly driving a blue Honda CRV. 2 48. The Taliban is claiming it's now captured the last province in Afghanistan that was resisting their rule. Taliban leaders say they're going to set up a government as there are ongoing reports of brutality, executions and house arrests around the country and a new concern. Some planes trying to evacuate refugees are reportedly being blocked from leaving the country had had his switch locations because they were in danger. Paul Stone, who works for a U. S based charity, which focuses on the empowerment of young women is actively Trying to get Afghan girls out of the country. Satellite photos reportedly showing chartered planes at Mazar i Sharif airport waiting to take off. But being blocked by the Taliban have been a political football and the State Department is not confirming There are Americans on those planes, saying yesterday we will hold the Taliban to its pledge to let people freely depart Afghanistan. The White House now says there are about 100 Americans still in the country. Awaiting evacuation. That was a B C's James Longman reporting a military coup is unfolding in the nation of Guinea. We get the details from a B season esta liquid terra soldiers in the West African nation of Guinea detained President Alpha Conde on Sunday after hours of heavy gunfire rang out near the presidential palace in the capital. Members of the military later announced on state television that the government had been dissolved in an apparent coup, the country's borders were closed and its constitution declared invalid. As the liquid Terra ABC News at the Foreign Desk with a ceremony yesterday in Tokyo. The 2020 Paralympic Games have now come to a close, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics concluded with a dazzling fireworks display and crowds gathering outside the national stadium to catch a glimpse of the closing ceremony..
"paralympic games" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Head to tokyo for round up from the paralympic games joined on the line by devon haroo. Cbs's news olympics correspondent currently in tokyo. Welcome back devon. Yes in a very good afternoon to you on a sun-splashed scorching afternoon here in tokyo. You've made me jealous already. Make it worse. Tell me what's happening. Elissa nothing like doing this live. I just pass through security at the tokyo equestrian park. What a venue. This is lookout across right now. A brilliant grand-slam a grandstand. Of course all of these seats are empty. No spectators at these paralympics. But like i said forty one degrees here this. The wind is swirling around. I'm looking at the flags of the world's flapping away here but whether continues to be an issue here as the athletes are battling these toward conditions. Here i was at the triathlon. Yesterday athletes collapsing at the finish line. There was a canadian step and daniel. Who finished third needed medical attention. They're pouring their heart out into this. I've never covered para equestrian before. So i can't wait to see what unfolds here tonight. The final event the individual test event hours away from from beginning here. So you know this is a halfway market. The paralympics it's when competition really starts to intensify. Incredible isn't it. I mean what we've been hearing from the united kingdom's point of view because when you are stuck with one domestic broadcaster. Everybody just focuses on what their country is doing but left right and center this into records just fooling by the wayside every single day. I'm in complete all almost lost for words. Of course. I can't do that because trying to bring this to life for the canadian audience back but it is so inspiring. I i told you. I was at triathlon yesterday. Actually got to three venues yesterday. Catch me if you can started the morning. At the o dia marine park where they were just brilliant displays of bravery courageousness in that grueling para triathlon. They start in the water. The water temperature thirty degrees then onto the bike then finished with iran so that was outstanding. Ben i have you ever seen this para sitting volleyball. I mean these athletes are diving and spiking and the canadians want a huge match over italy. Dot was outstanding then finished at the tokyo aquatic center. You talk about records falling. We saw world records. Olympic records during the games A few weeks ago. And now we're seeing world record set at the pool so yes everywhere you turn on the ground here in tokyo. These athletes continue to set the bar higher. Of course it is about the competition. But let's not forget about the fact that there's so much more at stake you and i had a conversation. We talked about the fact that these games represent so much. More of the spotlight of the world on people living with disabilities and right now. They are putting forward world class performances. And i can tell you what our canadian audiences are. Consuming the games in record numbers. That's good news for this entire movement around the world. it is a wholly positive event. Isn't it not least. Because i think we've gone further far enough down the line. Now that there's very little mention of covered and one wonders whether actually the spirit of The olympics and paralympics has has rather trumped it for the first time and you know what. Here's the thing. I've covered a number of games a number of international sporting events You can go back to london. There are always these stories of security of whether venues are going to be ready ticket sales all of these things at play the actual magic of the field of play and then the culturing gets let and then we watched the athleticism in front of our eyes. And we're in all the time. I was concerned that perhaps kobe would still the headline and still the moment like it has for so many lives over the last sixteen months. It hasn't and that is why these paralympics are being called the most important ever by the international paralympic committee president andrew parsons in my conversation with him. He said these athletes have endured and now they will inspire. They've certainly inspired. I get goosebumps. Every time i met the venue covering these things you know. I've been here for forty four days. Now i'm exhausted. And then i step into these venues. And i'm reminded about these athletes who have persevered resilient no doubt and it is magical to be witness to this devon haroo bringing a hefty dose of enthusiasm from tokyo. Thank you so much for joining us on the line from the paralympics. Well that's all. We have time for today's program. Many thanks to our producers reese james patriots and charlie phil mccord are researcher was sophie. Mona claims and australia manage. It was christie evans after the headlines as more music on the way. The briefing is live at midday here in london and the globalist is back at the same time tamar finance from me emma nelson goodbye. Thank you very much for listening and have a great week..
2 Afghan Athletes Arrive in Tokyo to Compete in Paralympics
"From Afghanistan have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said they were informed the two members of the Afghan Paralympic team would not be allowed to travel to Tokyo that news kicked off a global effort to get the two evacuated safely. In a statement, the I, P C Athletes council chairperson said. Both athletes have been extremely clear that after years of training they wanted to Compete on the biggest stage of all the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the fact that so many authorities have combined to make this possible truly wonderful. Coming up
"paralympic games" Discussed on PT Pintcast - Physical Therapy
"An olympic update. On the show yeah. Pt podcasts at the paralympics. All right. here's the deal back in two thousand nineteen. We've got a chance to talk to you as a rugby team. Member chuck a oak. I admitted olympics and paralympics. Geek was so excited at having chuck on for some cool behind the scenes insights. A lot of things. I wanted to ask him was really fun for me. Were re releasing. The episode low throwback for you. I also asked him one question that it always been on my mind and i just never felt comfortable enough to ask anybody but chocolate. Super chill may be comfortable enough to ask and it had to do with the terms olympian versus parallel view. It's in the episode. You hear me ask the question. Chuck gives a great chuck. Just for background has crazy wheelchair. Rugby resume and paralympic experience to time paralympian sixteen twelve plus this year. Which makes him three time paralympian. Two time medalist. He's got a bronze. He's got a silver this year in tokyo and we go and gold. He's also on top of being twenty twenty participant. He is one of two. Us olympic flag bearers selected to carry the red white and blue in tokyo. Congratulations again to chucky oak. As we look back on a throwback episode with him on pine can we talk pt drink beer and recorded. This is the p. T. pint cast kyoko point twenty paralympics are right around the corner. If you all out there go to your local in. Dcla let's go talk to all the sports media you know and say listen. Peril come common. These are awesome that you want you to cover them. We wanna see this content. We want to we want to see real throughout the track et cetera the awareness and the coverage across the country. The united states is going to grow so much and it's embraced by the world over. You know. 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Do it where you want to do it and ariz. They know where the jobs are short term or long term. Find out more at a. You are a us medical dot com audience. How we do today. I'm excited because the olympics are coming up. I geek out. I admit it. I'm a complete fool when it comes to anything olympic but really wanted to highlight some paralympic athletes impera olympians so it gets to bring on chuck today. Chuck hokey is a two time medalist in wheelchair. Rugby do not confuse it with murder ball. Who actually should be confused because it used to be called murder ball and now it's wheelchair. Rugby chuck gets into that. But i really love it hip completely behind the pageantry of the olympics and then of course a couple of weeks later the paralympic games follow and as physical therapist. Maybe you're like me. I'm more in gross tonight. I want to know more about their stories. How they train with their abilities and the equipment behind it as well including the variations of the different levels and different sports. So i decided to start reaching out to pair olympians and chuck's the first one who who reached out to first person to say we'd grabbed him on the show. He talked all about export. What it's like getting ready for an olympic games and he's got a bronze he's got a silver our know what color the americans are taking home at this olympics in tokyo. So we get into that with chuck. Take a listen. This guy's awesome episode. Brought to you by owens recovery signs a single source for pt looking for certification in personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training and the equipment. That you need if you want apply in your clinical practice along with some research if you're questionable about it. They've got that on. The website is well. Put right out there owens. Recovery science dot com is where you can find out more right now. Take a listen. Here's chuck aoki's on the show. The best conversations happen at happy hour. Welcome two hours forum award. This is the pt podcasts. Here's your host physical therapist. Jimmy mackay best conversations happen at happy hour. Welcome two hours the next episode of pt. Podcast begins right now on the phone with me Two time united states paralympian and Who's still searching for gold man. Chuck aoki's chuck welcome to the show. Man hey jimmy thanks for having me on before we hit record a second ago actually said i was like the reason i really wanted to talk to you is. I'm a complete. I'm adore when it comes to the olympics. I geek out over it whenever it's coming up and i remember you know in the in the winter games when they were on almost two years ago and watching the paralympic winter games and thinking. I wish they did some more stuff on inside the games watching some some some skiing and cross country skiing and being a physical therapist my background i was like hey tell me more about the ski. I want to know how this athlete trainer is. Because they're all you know there's different classification systems so what you're training for wheelchair rugby. Because that's your sport murder ball. We'll get into. That is completely different. From to athlete because of classifications so So first of all. Yeah definitely wanna mention. You've got the silver. You got the bronze we know what color it's gonna look in twenty twenty right. Yes sir awesome. So what star with with what brought you to wheelchair rugby. And then i wanna get into the sport man. So what led you to this thing. Yeah for so I grew up in minneapolis. Minnesota kid from minnesota. I love it and i grew up with disability. I basically used a wheelchair since. I was about ten years old and i can talk more detail. About sort of what led me to Use that full-time at at at ten. But i grew up when wiltshire basketball which you know. I like it as a fun sport. A lot of friends shoot hoops. But you know. I never nothing it was. It was fun at every time i was. I'm missing something here. You know. And then i i saw in two thousand four like you referred to this movie called murder ball and it was about the two thousand four paralympic team and i saw these guys and wheelchairs smashing each other knocking each other around and going flying party. And you know fifteen year old needs like fun and my mom was like No you're you're not playing that sports absolutely not and so you know kind of back and forth over the course beer try no come on just a little bit. No no no it. Finally you know. I i think i ward basically known so. My dad drove me to a local practice minnesota and they took me there and the chair and i was like five feet tall hundred twenty pounds soaking wet extra ballplayers go. You wanna play. I wanna play. They're like all right. Sounds good so they got me in a chair and we started pushing around. I got smashed in walls when flying out of the chair i would everywhere. Just your total chaos. Just didn't beat up basely for two hours straight and as we're driving home my dad kind of looks me. You know kind of apprehensive look like so. What did you think and i was like. I was awesome. I loved him and so it was. You know the second. I got hit. I think i was hooked. You know inside went onto Years minnesota i moved down to Tucson arizona to play a few years there and then now near denver colorado plane wheelchair rugby sound. Like you said. I've been on the perils of for a couple of years or a couple of cycles on just i'm training for a golden tokyo tokyo in two thousand twenty august twenty fifth to September six now is how. How does it work in terms of the the timing e the teams already qualified. You guys are in already right. That came across. We are not actually qualified yet. Officially we have our we have our para panamerican games come up in peru at the end of august. And we actually have to qualify. They're technically on so if we if we win that tournament will qualify. And if we don't win that tournament there is a secondary chance to qualify. And i think we're ranked number two in the world right now so we are chances.
"paralympic games" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Two of top level international sports. The Paralympics opening ceremony was held today Organizers are embracing a human rights campaign for people with disabilities. So why the pedestals on the pity tolerated? We're not special. That's not what it's like. That's a clip from a video for we, the 15, meaning 15% of the world's population having disabilities the stigma attached to disability changes when you watch the sport That's, according to Craig Spence, a spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee. As he says, these games will change your attitude toward disability. So let's get to the sports more than 4000 athletes competing across 22 events. The world's Bianca Hillier is on the Olympic and Paralympic Games beat for us So Diego we saw a few new sports at the Olympics this summer or any new sports showing up at the Paralympics. Yeah, there are two new ones. Badminton and taekwondo are on the Paralympic lineup for the first time for bad men in Japan's own Huma Yamazaki is a fan favorite to win both the doubles and singles events. And the taekwondo competition is really stacked. You're going to want to be watching Amy true, stale from Great Britain, who is a clear favorite for a medal this year and also bowler beard and gunboat from Mongolia. He's got a lot of credentials under his belt. He's currently ranked first in the world and is a four time world champion. Which has earned him nicknames like the Mongolian Monster and the Unbeatable Mongolian fighter, and it's important to remember these bad men and taekwondo athletes have been at the top of their game for years and decades in some cases, but they've never gotten to compete on the Paralympic stage for such an international audience and For some of them. A gold medal is kind of that last empty spot in their trophy case that they want to fill. So Tokyo 2020 is going to be a new and major opportunity for these athletes. Yeah, that's exciting. Definitely gonna be watching out for those new sports and players. But let's not forget the repeat athletes coming back to the Paralympics who are the reigning champs on your radar? Lot to choose from here. First. There's Fanny Militia, a swimmer from Hungary at 16. She was the youngest athlete to represent her country at the 2000 and eight games and Tokyo is her fourth time at the Paralympics, and she's only gotten better. Over the years in 2020. She was even named female athlete of the year by Hungary's glamour magazine. I reached out to her after she landed in Japan. And she shared why the Paralympics and her sports swimming are so important to her At my very first swimming competition. I'm asked for the first time people the same impairments. That was the point. When I said I found my group, my spot and my go in Tokyo is to finish as the least at the Paralympics. As you can imagine, Marco, That's a goal I heard from a lot of athletes, including Brazilian. Some are Daniel Dia's Who is South America's most decorated paralympian ever with 24 medals already to his name. He's actually announced that he's calling it quits after Tokyo and retiring after a successful career, But he says he doesn't want his legacy to just be about his trips to the podium. Okay, the Phoenix architect the androgynous you did. Your boss is issued by forcing more into Grange. Partial is a great songs, grand subject. Speaking about Paralympians, Diaz said. What defines each one of us is what is inside of us and inside of us, There's a very strong force capable of achieving big dreams and big goals. Dis added that he wants his legacy to be about breaking the barrier of prejudice that sometimes surrounds Paralympians. That would certainly make a mark are their sports Bianca included in the Paralympics that are not at the Olympics. Yeah, There are two of them. The first is Bacha, which is played by athletes with neurological impairments that impact their motor function. This is really similar to the Italian game of Bochy. Athletes throw balls at a target on the ground and try to get the ball as close to the target as possible. Then there's also gold ball. It's actually one of the oldest Paralympic sports. And was the first sports specifically for athletes with visual impairments here. Each team has three players who try to throw their ball into the opponent's net, which is a big net kind of like a soccer net. Turkey and Lithuania took gold back in Rio in 2016, But Israel's women's team has made some serious strike since then, and they could possibly get their first gold ball medal this summer in Tokyo. Go Ball and Baca looking forward to that, and much more. A lot of action. The world's Bianca Hillary has been covering the Olympics and Paralympics for us, Bianca Thanks for raising the curtain. Thanks so much, Marco. The Paralympic opening ceremonies in Tokyo today had fireworks dancing and the iconic parade of athletes no fans in the stands. Of course, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris was one of the dignitaries in attendance. You can check out the sights on our instagram. Find.
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"The age of forty. It's a huge problem. But right will for mortgage just texted would love to get five. Zo ova astrazeneca. Kant get it. Though as all doctors including simple doubt for the minimal hours. I have available to get to a clinic. Sold try to working seventy hours a week at the moment on an essential contract. What are you hearing about. Access to the vaccines. we've found. That is really difficult for young people even if they wanna get any in some cases. Yeah i mean and this is a really big problem. Hey i way out of this as you know. The federal government has said constantly vaccine but access to vaccine is incredibly difficult to come by and also being able to take the time out and go and get it and potentially have side effects Being able to like deal with the financial loss during that period is a huge problem. And we've been saying that we've been hearing about it And so You know i always wackos out there including one. That just text in i feel you. I'm sorry that that's happening to you. Saw someone's ulcer texted. I work in retail pharmacy as an essential is constantly exposed and still can't get my vaccine to children home. I'm genuinely scared. I could be bringing cove at home as well. What about the sort of mental health impacts on young workers who are putting themselves out there often without enough support and really freaking out about covert. What are you hearing in that regard ride. I mean i think i two five to on even from like you know the people that come through the center but myron friends and family that You know working on frontline services or in hospitality retail like people look concerned anxious. They tired they have been doing this for a really long time at this point and for a lot of them Who working in these essential services is. They haven't been able to act this vaccine because they haven't been classified In the right area and so they're risking a huge amount. I from themselves for their family but potential spread as well and that is hugely difficult thing to do with Mentally to them. Yeah and so just loss li. What should the government be doing to support young people because by supporting young people. It's obviously going to help the whole country because young people are the the bulk of the covert cases. Especially in places like new south wales. So what support you cooling full Yeah so they should be paid vaccination vaccination leave for a wicked the has to be paid vaccination league for a week is and it's been amazing to see a bunch of people bunch of the young people rolling up their sleeves and get hitting out to get astrazeneca But there have to be an ability for people to take the financial hit And so that is really critical thing. for young people to be able to go get vaccinated riot. Mariah lesbian from the young wick is sent to appreciate your time. And yeah the text. Texans going off obviously a lot of young people in this position. I'm a casual admin. Wicca at a busy mind where i see on average. Two hundred people die. I'm not eligible for the vaccine. Feel extremely expose. Someone else's texted any essential listening. Thanks a hape you guys have let me chill out and work at home for eighteen months you guys a total legends. Half child kind of face saving somebody with a disability and on all right you all listening to hack on john. My name's avenue diets and the tokyo paralympics. Opening ceremony is tonight. And they'll be two weeks of sport for us to watch with a loss of australians as front runners for one of them. Few second harm is triple j. The paralympics actually saved his life. We're going to talk to paralympian and wheelchair. Tennis champion dylan old caught very soon. He is in tokyo first though. Let's find out what the paralympics main to athletes and the one point three billion people living with a disability around the world. I'd love to know how you're feeling about the paralympics well especially if you'll so living with a disability infiltrate nine seven five seven triple five text me surge. Negus has been looking into this inspiring thing. Staying a game was not one of the events it was in the dining hall and there was a guy aids food. And he didn't have any odds and he was using his cutlery with his fit. Nothing folk and everything and the males. Wow that is a magazine. That's five time paralympic. Gold medallist evan. O'hanlon who has cerebral palsy. And he's scott. Ridden and other ozzy paralympic gold medalist. Who lost his leg in a farming accident. Completely blind long is one of the ones that just about active aquatic stadium quiet and there's a guy schemes at the board and that cloudy mian as it gets closer and closer they had like different signals. Maingate takes off from my job is seven meters. I think i imam job which is pretty incredible as as you say because it doesn't always go according to plan. Yes so the paralympics kicks off in tokyo tonight. In all honesty thankful business sports to look forward to the paralympics much more than just sport for scott after losing his leg when he was twelve years old. The gains would life-changing beijing front of the games was eighteen point in my life. And i realized that they will supply so maybe august and afghan celestial. I didn't realize that somebody was on lakewood. Actually still run. Scott thinks that the paralympics is a good way to show what living with the disabilities. Lloyd really negates some of the stereotypes that the pay with disabilities have really breaks down the stigma ceram able to just do this. There's a lot of able with a loaded disabilities in the of quite daily decide. Who are still out there and competing for the country and doing some pretty amazing things. I think he will feeling spot says the games create visibility for people with disability. You kind of would actually save somebody with a disability in a different lot. Nothing something that. We really need to make sure that this year. He's he's a bad that to make sure that we actually change in the way that we could disabilities. And evan agrees. The paralympic games is your opportunity to stay at everybody's disability. If you get on the couch and you watch the found begins. You're allowed to stare at everybody understanding disability. You're allowed to talk about it with your friends. And they are not bad. Judge you and so you will feel white won't comfortable talking about disability and that's what we need in the wider community so how exactly to the gains work when there are so many different disabilities eventually it with two to lace racing with one on one leg and it can get a little bit too easy classifications so that the critically everybody has a fish chance of winning and that means the when we went on racing at the paralympic games. I only rice against people with cerebral palsy. I've also only rice against with with the same level of cerebral. Palsy is because cerebral palsy. A spectrum so i conveyed in the category which sounds like absolute alien language to most people but when you break it down. It's pretty simple. But the boys say if anything confuses you just google it pretty much if you're audience in thirty eight for example if you go those those categories that you don't understand pretty much. The first thing that comes out we'll be an explanation of those categories and who is in each of those categories. Evidence got hurt. The tokyo games continue the legacy of the paralympics opening up discussions about disability and inspire young people living with them when he's sitting disability at the. You can feel quite line the at times this is. This is your time to not be the minority. I could finish time when you sit there. Mole people on the screen have a disability. That not net doesn't happen any other times. That had a pound again sites. Use this time to try and educate as many as you possibly can because this can and will change the way. The paper could have disabilities amerson astrology if we allow to your young disabled kids even the families of born with cerebral palsy and things like that getting gun decks watch the games and then contacts.
"paralympic games" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Those statements throughout the Paralympic Games, which opening just under four hours time. Isaac. Thank you. Let's go to the Netherlands. Now we're a huge island engineering project has been claimed as a great success because of the impact it has had on the natural world. The scheme, which covers an area of 10 square kilometers, has been designed to clean up one of the country's biggest lakes, which was silting up because of human intervention. And plants, fish and birds have been the beneficiaries. Matthew Kenyon has been to visit Gentle lapping of waves on a sandy shoreline. It could be a tropical island. But this is actually Northern Europe. And just five years ago, this land didn't exist at all, except on an engineer's drawing board. Marker. Wadden Islands are brand new, but they're a solution to a very familiar problem. Unintended consequences. Sit in the middle of the huge Mark Amir Lake in the Netherlands, which was once opened to the sea but is now closed off. Ben V. Vein is from the Dutch governments Water management Agency. We made all these diets for water safety and that looks pretty good, but it it's bad for nature. The sediment could go to the North Sea anymore, but it stayed here. And then the water wasn't clear anymore because the sediment was always floating in the water, and that was killing off life in the market near The solution was radical create new land within the lake, using.
"paralympic games" Discussed on WBUR
"Isaac. Paralympics begin in a few hours with the opening ceremony in Tokyo. The event will have 4400 athletes competing over 539 medals events across 22 sports reporter Katie Smith is in Tokyo and spoke to me earlier about the games. This is the biggest platform and the largest stage that disability sport has the Paralympics. Here is the pinnacle and you mentioned the pandemic there. I think, especially in the pandemic, Ironically, because no fans will be allowed into the stadiums. It's all going to be on television, and it's going to be the most covered Paralympics ever. NBC in America are putting it on prime time TV in Japan as well. They've got more hours than ever before, and it's pretty spectacular. Is it when you look 162 nations are still taking part in that? That's three more than they were at Rio as well. We got five nations making their debut here as well. Bhutan, Paraguay, So the global depth is huge. But as you say it is still just a starting point. I think for visibility around disability, not just disability sport, Of course, huge questions have been asked about whether the game should take place or not. Tokyo is in the midst of a state of emergency because of Covid fans will not be allowed. Many of the venues and the president of the International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons, said the games are the most important competition for the Paralympic Movement of all time. Personal disability have been left behind and By different societies. If you seeds, for example, numbers of people with disabilities, nine encounters due to covid, and then the lack of health services access to public service that are supposed to be inclusive. We are seeing other movements. Uh and we are happy about that. They are moving there. Had the advancing black lives matter. Movement like me to the LGBTQ. Plus, uh, let's sit movement. Really moving forward, And we believe that disability movement is a little bit behind and the Paralympics being the only global event valuing disability, putting personal disability at the heart of the event it was needed. One of the stars of the Games will be German long jumper Markus Ram. He's a world record holder in that event and the scene attitudes to athletes living with disabilities change When I started, Atlantic was always like, Oh, great to do Athletics. Oh, great. You still jump. Um, great. You jumped 6 50 term 77 50, And then it became different once you jump eight beats Plus And once you compete against Olympic athletes and being even better, I always said, my goal is to break the 8 50 barrier and I wants to have the Paralympic German record has to be higher than the little German record. This is just, uh Let's say a signing statement. I wanna I want to set for the Paralympic sports because people still underestimate what Olympians are able to to to do. And this is a statement to prove the problem. Yeah, we'll be seeing many of those statements throughout the Paralympic Games, which opening just under four hours time. Isaac. Thank.
"paralympic games" Discussed on WBUR
"Immediate cause. But scientists say that global warming increased the chances of similar torrential downpours by a factor of nine The U. S vice president Carmela Harris has accused Beijing of coercion and intimidation over its hotly disputed claims to large parts of the South China Sea. Speaking in Singapore, she reaffirmed Washington's commitment to the region. The Asian Development Bank says the coronavirus pandemic may have pushed as many as 80 million people in the region into extreme poverty last year. The bank says rising unemployment and a reduction in working hours in Asian economies have disproportionately affected poor households. 2020 Paralympic Games Open in Tokyo today with over 4000 athletes from more than 160 countries, taking part in nearly two weeks of competition in largely empty stadiums. The event opens with a glittering ceremony. But because of a rapid rise in Covid 19 infections in Tokyo, public enthusiasm for the games is muted. BBC news. Thank you for that news. Hello. Welcome to news day on the BBC World Service with Lawrence and James in the next half hour. Nigerian doctors are heading abroad in great numbers. We talked to the South African trying to bring the latest 82 schools. You hear about the sanctions? The U. S. Has just placed on the head of the Eritrean military. Sports, too with Isaac and we'd love to get your thoughts plus 4 +47786 2050 85 is our text number. Let's talk now about the lifting the airlift from Kabul airport and the response to the Afghan crisis. The leaders of the G seven group of rich industrialized countries going to meet Via video link virtually.
"paralympic games" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Nationwide worry about kids getting covid in school. We find a majority of parents nationwide or at least somewhat concerned about their Children contract in the Coronavirus followed school and most parents support requiring students to wear masks. 58% of them do parents in Florida today, take the governor to court today, arguing his ban on school mask mandates is an overreach of his authority in Waverly, Tennessee. There's just so many people missing right now we don't like it's hard to have hope. A desperate search effort is underway after catastrophic flooding, Waverly is overwhelmed by 17 inches of rain. In 24 hours, Children were swept away on Eastbrook side for these homes back up to Trace Creek. Twin babies. Ryan and Riley were ripped from their father's arms. Their bodies later recover, reporter Alexandra Cohen says more than 20 or dead, dozens missing. Georgia power crews had to Connecticut to assist utilities there and restoring electricity lost during Tropical Storm Andrea. Hundreds evacuate rising water in helmet, A New Jersey The time we left the house, the water is up to the ceiling in the basement. Now a tropical depression on re continues to dump rain as it crawls along The New York Connecticut state line. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's leaving office today after former staffers and aides accused him of sexual harassment. He's applied for his pension. Lieutenant governor, Kathy Khokha will be sworn in just after midnight as New York's first female governor. The Pentagon enlists Atlanta based Delta and other airlines to assist in the evacuation from Kabul. Afghanistan. Looking at now is these aircraft will not be flying into Kabul will be going in and out of military bases. Aviation industry analyst Jay Ratliff says. The airlines will move evacuees once they're already out of Afghanistan. Deltas committed three planes and crew already the flag of Afghanistan will be displayed during opening ceremonies of the Paralympic Games. Tuesday in Tokyo, even though the athletes themselves will not be there. The president of the International Paralympic Committee says they want to demonstrate their solidarity with the Afghan delegation after Macy's and Toys R US team up targets, announcing plans to add more than 100 Disney stores inside Target locations in time for the holiday shopping season and WSB sports after a nine and a road trip. The Braves are home tonight against the Yankees. Atlanta's lead in the analyst is five games. WSB news time 9 30 to the news cycle is heating up this summer. 95.5 WSB is here 24 hours a day with live local reporters, keeping you connected to what's happening in Atlanta.
"paralympic games" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Come on the tv nothing about their beliefs. They just seem cool to me. So here's one lex. Gillette north carolina leading the name battisson competing in the long jump in the paralympic games. He is the best totally blind long jumper and triple jumper in history of the us. Paralympics is the current world record holder in the long jump or he jumped twenty two feet. Twenty two fucking incredible Here's another way. Remember another names. Remember the hunting him. she is from las vegas nevada. She competed in rio in two thousand sixteen And that's our one time in the olympics. You might have heard of her dad. Who was randall cunningham. An absolutely whoa address. Nfl quarterback the family's just obscenely athletic. Yeah she's competing in the high. Jump if i forgot to say that from bishop gorman high school in las vegas so that is a name. I will watch last one. Anita alvarez i did alphabetically benches the first one i saw. She's from kenmore new york competing as a synchronized swimmer on the team. Site includes the fact that she stepped on michelle obama's foot during a white house visit so we wanted to give her shout out and let her know that i'm sure michelle was cool with that Need we are rooting for you. Here on pods of the world so tweeted us one or more about you and if you folks out there of eddie athletes they wanna nominate. I went all team. Usa today but there's a athletes from around the world. They wanna talk about nominate to get talked about lettuce and just remind yourself like one of the cool things about learning. All these athletes stories is like they come from all these different places that you don't know what you learn about places you'll learn about different experiences people having the country. It's one of the things that knits together. Like a sense of national identity because these people like america like are made up of incredible differences which is very cool and then globally. Learn this story. These athletes like i wanna know the i want someone to make the documentary about the fiji team. Had to fly on the cargo plane. You know like yeah. It's just a great way to learn about your fellow human beings. That's why. I love the ethics totally lex gillette vastly cunningham anita positive world stamp of approval works to to be to accel like at something like that without your eyesight like a you know. Yeah i saw. I was reading about him. I know you started to have sort of deterioration as in his In his is about h eight ten surgeries over time became fully blind and just sort of learned to compete practice. Train in all these events by survive. I think having a parent sort of like coachee sound about where to where to run and had a you know. Sort of correct yourself. If you've you're off course. I mean it's just an unbelievable thing to adapt to be able to do ultimately jumped twenty two feet in the air just astounding so anyway excited about the olympics Can't wait to watch the games. And when we come back from this break we'll have bins interview with a ube about efforts by the indian government to silence. Her silence dissent generally so stick around for that.
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Game On: The Tokyo Olympics
"After years. Delay the twenty. Twenty olympics are scheduled to begin in tokyo on july twenty third yesterday. Thomas bach the president of the international olympic committee appeared in tokyo video to reassure an uneasy public about the same as games. I can only emphasize these foreign commitment. Offer the to organize together save olympic and paralympic games for everybody but in a survey released in japan this week more than eighty percent of respondents said the event ought to be delayed or cancelled entirely. Much of the country remains under a state of emergency. During a wave of infections on the whole japan has avoided the worst of the pandemic so far it's recorded fewer than twelve thousand total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Thanks in part to some stringent border controls that have been in place since last spring. Never snyder is the economist. Tokyo bureau chief but over. Two thirds of those catalyses have come this year in twenty twenty one. The countries in the midst of what. They're calling a fourth wave fueled by more infectious strains particularly the be one seven i discovered in britain and some regional health systems have been under real strain in recent weeks. What about vaccinations. How are they going in a word slowly. Less than two percent of japan's population has been fully vaccinated. that's the lowest rate amongst the thirty seven members of the oecd club of mostly rich countries. And what's most striking is the source of the problem. It's neither supply. The european union has authorized the export of more than fifty million doses to japan. Nor is the problem really demand instead. It's really logistical snafus. And what someone's as an overabundance of bureaucratic caution
"paralympic games" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And officials headed to the summer Olympics and Paralympic Games this year, will be offered the visor vaccine prior to the Games. Opening ceremonies in July. It is the latest effort to assure locals in Tokyo, Japan that the games will be safe. Much of the area is currently on lockdown, and a majority of Japanese citizens continue to insist the Olympics should be canceled. Peaking at just about the right time shot. Good MacAvoy Top corner. Bruins blank The Rangers at the Garden. A late rally by the Red Sox at Fenway steals a wind from the lowly Tigers and it's Celtics Bulls in Chicago tonight. 603. Let's check the roadways. Now we check traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. So let's begin. Shall we with the Subaru Retailers of New England all wheel drive traffic on the threes? Laurie Grandi is here. Good morning Glory. Hey, Good morning to you, Jeff. And Good morning, everybody. We are looking at a pretty good ride out there so far as far as the road conditions they're great. The sky is beautiful. We do have a couple of delays to get through the north on expressways. One of them. We just had a crash cleared. It was right that Morrissey Boulevard and Traffic did Gemma quickly from Adams Street to that point, and but that's cleared out of there. They cleared it like immediately, which is wonderful. Things continue to increase is well on 93 north down there from Logan Express to the split in Braintree. And the lever connector. Also getting heavier, but still moving. Okay, getting out the Storrow drive, See how Route One is moving with Krista Neck and the WBC news radio traffic copter. Good morning, Lori. And things are looking good out of Newburyport. This morning, Everyone South bound heading down through rally Ipswich, Topsfield. No problems at the fern craft that is the jug Handle lights and Peabody one light cycle. If it's red when you get past that, and no issues beyond that, at least for now, heading down for Chelsea. Mr Doctor, The WBC news radio traffic copter. Alright. Thanks, Kristen. We do still have that left lane War crew. Late working work grew up. They were there overnight as well. In Hopkinton eastbound on the Mass pike right by route 4 95. Ori granted WBC's traffic on.
International spectators to be barred from entering Japan for Olympics
"More. It's been rumored for some time, but it was confirmed Saturday. Far in Spectators will not be allowed into Japan Tow watch this summer's rescheduled Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo because of the pandemic. Local surveys have found that up to 80% of people in Japan oppose even holding the Olympics this summer. Organizers say they will refund those who've already bought tickets from overseas. Not on the hook for any money lost because of flight or hotel cancelations. This policy will likely add to the financial burden of the Games organizers had planned for $800 million in revenue from
Effects On Coronavirus On People With Disabilities
"The crown of lockdown police say the whole word the coronavirus lockdown and the virus itself present special challenges for people with various kinds of disabilities it may also present some new opportunities such as greater acceptance of working or studying from home but depending on the kind of disability someone has shopping transportation unemployment the ability to get needed healthcare workers to come into your home lots of different things require navigating corona world in new ways with us now to talk about his work and to take calls with your experiences from anyone with any kind of disability is Victor Crowley C. commissioner of the New York City mayor's office for people with disabilities commissioner of police you thanks so much for coming on today welcome to WNYC thank you Brian it's a pleasure to be here would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners a little bit first before we get into people's lives and the issues because I see you've described yourself as a person with a self disclosed disability so would you say how you describe that and then basically what your mission is as commissioner of the people with disabilities office sure I am a person with a disability I am in a wheelchair I was injured in a mountain bicycle accident when I was twenty two years old and it absolutely turn my life around I was a plumber before I was injured and trying to navigate that world and trying to figure out what's next in my life going back to school realizing that education was the key to moving forward to employment was it was important to me and I accepted the disabled world the first through adaptive sports of competing in the Paralympic Games in nineteen ninety eight in Nagano Japan and then eventually working my way through nonprofit organizations and and landing a job with the parts department and eventually is the commissioner of the mayor's office with people with disabilities yeah in twenty twelve so what is our office do you our office is around to ensure that everything the city has to offer is equal to people with disabilities so for looking after our streetscape to ensure that it's acceptable for people disabilities we're looking at our parks department our cultural institutions to ensure that people with disabilities are represented not only in visiting the places but also adds August so we want to make sure that everything the city offers is acceptable to people with disabilities so listeners we'd like to invite anyone with any kind of disability to call in to talk to Victor Crowley C. commissioner of the mayor's office for people with disabilities especially about ways the coronavirus era is changing things for you that's the topic for this call in or anything you think public policy should address in that respect six four six four three five seventy to eighty six four six four three five seventy to eighty help us report this story how was the corona virus you know changing things for you or someone you know with any kind of disability and what could the commissioner's office for people with disabilities stand to know about your experience that may help them have the best city government response six four six four three five seventy to eighty six four six four three five seventy to eighty if you want to talk about yourself or someone you know will help us report the story commissioner office said you might want to talk about how people with disabilities lives are going to change after call of it including how society has changed with work from home and study from home distance learning what are you thinking about those changes in terms of challenges or maybe even opportunities absolutely challenges across the board and all of them but this this certainly presents a unique opportunity to change the way that employment education recreation and health care costs are delivered so if we talk about accommodations in the workplace and as we move forward in diving into what the future of work is going to look like we have to insure that it's acceptable and they have those accommodation for people disabilities it can be anything from a screen reader to changing a person's schedule and the list goes on and what we heard in the past is that we can't work from home because it's it's not doable but since the coronavirus come came and is with us right now everybody's working from home and understanding that it is a possibility is certainly a bright spot for people disability because we've been doing this for so long we've asked for these accommodations and have not necessarily receive that now we are concerned about the us add that second we started a program called NYC at work it's a public private partnership to ensure that we employ people with disabilities now the opportunity is that we can go online we can work but not everyone has access to some of these effective communication devices or computers or cell phones and all that because people disabilities within poverty so we really need to be able to employ people so they can get the resources they need so they can prosper in work remote education we've certainly seen this change department of education has gone from a school based model now to virtually online and a matter of a matter of days and making sure that we provide the effective equipment for people with disabilities disabilities such as iPads and then making sure that our systems are accessible making sure that the E. learning platforms are accessible to people for kids with disabilities I think that that is really important meaning that you can read TD asset they have captioning and that my wife is a physical therapist and right now she is working from home providing physical therapy to some of those kids that actually need it and what is telehealth look like and telehealth is if we hear of everything that happened during the corona virus this is changing the landscape of that but we need access to that equipment to ensure that happens as well but as recreation from whole look like other departments of parks and recreation is put together a video encouraging people to work out if you have a disability and what types of exercise programs you can have this long with the New York road runners club and Achilles track club I mean these are things that are based here in New York and we want to keep people of state active so technology can certainly drive this but being employed as an important part of it Sam in Inglewood you're on W. NYC with Victor Crowley C. from the New York City mayor's office for people with disabilities hi Sam hi thank you so I mean New Jersey I used to work for twenty five plus years in New York City so my question is kind of a a global one we fought very hard here in New Jersey to make sure that the at those are intellectually disabled on the severe and many of whom were ours are in larger facilities the so called developmental centers got tested for covert nineteen as well as all the staff it seems to me and to us looking trying to find data from other states and cities that are those who were disabled particularly particularly severe and are are sitting ducks in a lot of different ways we think the state cared in New Jersey but we still have to push it very very hard to get our folks properly taken care of so I'm just wondering what what if anything you might have to say about how we as a society protect those who were severely disabled particularly intellectually but in other ways too in the in Europe coke at nineteen I'm so glad you brought this up Sam because there's so much focus on nursing homes in particular we know what's been happening there and it's hot horrific but there are other kinds of group living situations that involve people with particular needs and that presumably would also make them vulnerable so commissioner how about that yes very it's it's a big concern and people with disabilities were concerned about this as soon as Copeland had now I've gotten calls from advocates say we to make sure that healthcare but held home health care workers and personal care attendants are essential workers we need to make sure that they're protected and that was a balance at first because we needed to make sure that the front line workers at the hospital had all the protective equipment that they needed to add once we were solid with them we were able to secure a protective equipment for people with disabilities and we were able to take them delivered them to our service providers you therefore sent into healthcare workers and people with disabilities and making sure that that happens because the reality is if health care workers come into a home and get a person with a disability second they flood the hospitals that's a problem so we want to see that so once we were able to you secure protective equipment such as masks and gloves we we've delivered over a hundred thousand of them already and we're continuing to keep a list of that but we don't do this in a bubble right we like to think we know everything but the important part is to be really kidnapped what the disabled community we hold a weekly call so I understand what the concerns are with the community and we have hundreds of people on those calls because we give them updates will will we bring in people from other agencies to talk about the issues that are happening so everyone stays informed along with our website me and make sure the website has all the content on there and it's not just about a website that has information you have to make sure that that the information is accessible to the PDF's of the video to social media all of that is a constant reminder of acceptability because people with disabilities have different needs so it's delivering equipment to the people that need it and it's also making sure that the the way that we deliver things are accessible Gardner in Manhattan you're on W. NYC with commissioner Causey hi Gardner hi there Brian great to be on the call of the you guys are doing the show the segment thanks so I have to read them grow which is the neurological disorder that leads to a lot of like motor and vocal tics as we call them the most well known stereotype is people cursing uncontrollably which actually only about ten percent of people actually do with threats and I'm just curious because you know Mike that currently is a pretty loud throat clearing sniffing which any normal time you know there's a lot of anxiety and other people so I'm not taking the subway or anything right now but I just wonder what the city can be doing to acknowledge disabilities like that they're not as identifiable in public but the keeper could do with a lot of you know hostility which I've been saying basically my whole life in a place like New York you probably need to call in to radio shows more because you haven't done it once during this call but I but but I get it commissioner if you're yeah your point is that if your tech is a lot of throat clearing and people are gonna think you have the virus and you're gonna get stigmatized everywhere you go right oh yeah oh yeah and I felt that my whole life with you know point flu it's just people being worried worried about you know being second there's there's no amount of cover my mouth if you do that you know can can quell the you know the hostility of the negative person unfortunately yeah and you raise the consciousness of people just by saying that commissioner anything to add to that briefly
Flames, Sake and Shrines: A Japanese village's Fire Festival
"Japan is renowned for being an incredibly safety conscious country with locals diligently following the abundance of rules and regulations designed to keep them protected and moving officially at the same time. It's home to some of the most incredible. And I might say dangerous festivals. One in the mountain village of nozzle on Sen. involves generous servings of Japanese Sakai, of course, fire and a fragile flammable. Wooden structure sounds like a very dangerous combination doesn't it his on north Asia? Correspondent Jake stone. Take a stroll through any part of Tokyo's busy Choubey award and within a few hundred meters you'll hit one of the dozens of construction sites. There's a fielding food here. Head of the rugby World Cup and twenty twenty Olympic and Paralympic Games. These sites are surrounded by temporary clean, white walls and guards at every entrance. Whenever a truck arrives will depart at least two guards leap into action blocking the road and footpath stopping traffic. So the truck can safely drive. No matter of seconds back on your wide. This is the culture of safety that exists here. These gods of mandated by strict local police rules and officials haven't been willing to change them despite a live shortage, which is what makes my nixed experience. So difficult to feather them in January. I attended the NewsHour on fire festival will dosage Matt Surrey. Villages carrying flaming torches charge towards a wooden shrine and attempt to heat it and set it on fire. But at the base of the towns twenty five year olds who have to bear the brunt of the TAC. Coping flaming branch after flaming branch to the head. I all consume liters of silver tree suck. Those those in the U onnell hockey, he cata walkie from the festival's preservation group told me it started around two hundred years ago. He says the dosage in God's that exist everywhere in Japan, hoping to prevent disease and disaster from entering villages. Every year the towns twenty five and forty two year olds which you can see I'm lucky years build the shrine that eventually burns down final offering to the gods. So why the violence and why the fire almost? Because it's fun Akihiko Cadillac. He tells me the town, and especially this festival is incredibly popular with a strategy interests. Like Steve Sadler. Who's come from Atalaya? This. This is Christ. Back home. Percent after we did our report I go to Macy's from a retired chief superintendent with the New South Wales. Rural Fire service turns out he was there and incredibly conflicted symbol, tiny Asli exhilerated and uphold. He told me that the intoxicated attack his end defenders siege mentality defend and destroy at all costs commitment made for a real risk to health and safety but the pride in workmanship in skill in building the structure as well. As the locals who'd gathered to celebrate showed how symbolic and of utmost important such an event was he says, it was blown away. And what do you go back for more? You bet it seems the reason such an event can happen despite the apparent and inherent danger of combining fire and sucker is tradition. The fact this has been going on for more than a century means it's likely to continue. As a rite of passage for many more seemingly incredibly they haven't been any serious injuries arising from the festival the faces of the twenty five year olds by the end of the not having borne the brunt of the attacks were covered in ash. Not happy hangovers. The next day will match worse though, that's an unscathed. Jake's term reporting.
New Year brings new Emperor in Japan
"We're not far from the new year than in Japan. It's one of the country's most important holidays. But this year it's taking on extra significance next year. The emperor will abdicate the throne heralding, a new age in Japan and Asia correspondent Jake's term it takes a look at what this big change means for the country and the world's since mid December. Japanese people have been meticulously cleaning their houses workplaces schools and neighborhoods as part of a tradition preparing for the arrival of God that brings good luck for the new year. Train stations packed with people hitting home to visit their families. This is the final new year of the hey, say era, each emperor's reign is given a nine the current Emperor Akihito's era is hey say he's been on the throne for thirty years. So this year is known as thirty but for the first time in Japan's modern history. Next year. The imprint will abdicate celebrating his eighty fifth birthday awake ago. The demands of public life became too much. So in April next year, he'll hand over his position to his son. Crown prince, NADA hito, Dr Hideo Kawanishi from Nagoya university is a Japanese historian. He says the emperor is resigning because he could no longer carry out all of his responsibilities that rather than reducing the amount of work. It was decided his duties should be passed on to someone else. So what will the high say era be remembered for tragically? It's been marked by disaster. The Kobe earthquake in one thousand nine hundred five and of course, the twenty eleven full Cosima earthquake and soon NAMI where more than fifteen thousand people died even this year Japan has been hit hard by a series of floods heat waves and earthquakes so much. So the official Kanji character of the year was by meaning disaster. Impr- Akihito made it a priority to visit disaster areas as much as possible, but he's age was beginning to make that difficult. Nagoya university's Dr Kawanishi says a new era will give Japan a chance to put those tragedies behind us becoming a new age and eliminating the problems that had before that's clear with this year's executions of the doomsday cult option requres founder and twelve other members involved in the nineteen ninety-five Seren guests tack on the Tokyo subway and last week the government executed another to death row inmates over my dad used to do. Dr Kawanishi says this was done to ensure this sense of burden wasn't passed onto the next generation. He says they have been some positives in the hey, say era, many individuals became successful and had the opportunity to stand out as opposed to being buried in a community. This became an era where individuals could become successful by trying hard rather than being suppressed, and as for what the new era may bring to Kawanishi believes, the new emperor will take a much more active role in international society. He says the new era parent crown prince, NADA hito was from generation that did not experience the war and appreciates the importance of keeping the pace his wife who become the empress is also a former diplomat and had a career for Japan with the rugby World Cup next year end the Olympic and Paralympic Games in twenty twenty the country will internationalize further welcoming many more. Or foreign tourists and internationally active emperor could be very beneficial for the country. This is Jake sterner in Tokyo for correspondents reported.
US, South Korea to Go Ahead with Joint War Games
"News community in california does not want to be a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants but loss alameda city council voted last night to approve an ordinance wanting to be exempt from a state law limiting cooperation between local officials and federal immigration agents president trump will meet with law enforce later today to discuss sanctuary cities which calls a friend to criminals we still don't have a timer a date for the president's possible meeting with north korean leader kim jong presumably to try to get the north to get rid of its nuclear weapons but the us and south korea are going ahead with their planned war games the pentagon announced it would resume annual largescale military exercises with south korea on april first drills had been postponed until after the completion of the olympics and paralympic games which ended sunday in a statement a defense department spokesman said the exercises would be similar in size to previous years which have long drawn the outrage of north korea that's fox's lucas tomlin's into the pentagon a committee in britain's parliament wants facebook ceo to answer questions amid reports that british firm used facebook data for political purposes to help the trump campaign in two thousand sixteen that company denies any wrongdoing facebook stock is down another three percent yesterday but the overall markets rising the dow's up one hundred forty two points i'm dave anthony fox news.