By JERÉ LONGMAN APRIL 25, 2019 For Amy Palmiero-Winters’s latest ultramarathon venture, the treacherous Marathon des Sables, her 13-year-old daughter wrote a note: “Good luck. I love you. Don’t die.” This is one of the world’s most punishing races. 140 miles over six days in the Sahara. The race is grueling for any athlete. Amy Palmiero-Winters completed it with a prosthetic leg. By JERÉ LONGMAN Photographs by Ryan Christopher Jones APRIL 25, 2019 THE SAHARA — It was the last difficult stage of one of the world’s most punishing races. The runners, by now walking, began a steep climb up a 25 percent grade, which required many of them to use fixed ropes to reach the summit. As Amy Palmiero-Winters, 46, of Hicksville, N.Y., began the sharp ascent, her prosthetic left leg became stuck beneath a rocky outcropping. Each time she tried to lift the carbon fiber leg, her shoe bounced against the rock, unable to … [Read more...] about An Amputee’s Toughest Challenge Yet: Her 140-Mile Run in the Desert
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Download logo Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Officer Cadet Gershon Anerboi Abbey of the Ghana Army is to receive the most prestigious award ever presented to a Ghanaian officer on completion of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Life for a young officer in training at RMA Sandhurst is challenging, stimulating and, above all, rewarding. But, the standard is exceptionally high, and not every officer cadet will make the grade – but those who do will know that they have excelled at one of the world’s toughest and most revered military training academies. With an illustrious history stretching back more than 200 years, RMA Sandhurst has moulded generals, including Ghana’s very own Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff, Heads of State and captains of industry – many of whom are drawn from foreign military organisations who want their … [Read more...] about Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award in the UK
BOSTON (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers was watching Eric Dungey in practice this week when he realized his quarterback didn’t look like a guy who had an injury. “He did something that was really, really natural,” Babers said. “All the hair stood up on my arm because right then I knew we had a chance to win.” Dungey threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns and ran for three more scores on Saturday, leading No. 19 Syracuse to a 42-21 victory over Boston College. Dungey, who left last week’s game against No. 3 Notre Dame clutching his lower back, is the third player in school history to account for six scores in a game; the first was Hall of Famer Jim Brown. With 32 running and passing touchdowns this year, Dungey also passed Donovan McNabb for the Syracuse single-season record. “I knew I was going to play really when I got in the training room,” Dungey said. “There was no way I wasn’t going to play my last game.” … [Read more...] about Boston College falls to Syracuse in final game of regular season
August 31, 2018 | Written by Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas Fort Campbell, KY – Cadets from the Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy joined Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, August 8th, 2018 for tactical combat physical training. The event culminated three weeks training at Fort Campbell for the Army’s Cadet Troop Leader Training program, and required these future officers to navigate a 4.2-mile course with six lanes along the trail. In 10-person teams, the cadets competed for the fastest time while successfully completing requirements at each lane. At the first lane, the Buy-In, each team member performed 60 pushups, 80 air squats and 25 burpees. Reserve Officer Training Corps and United States Military Academy cadets perform a litter carry with a simulated casualty during a six-lane physical training course Aug. 8 on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Pfc. Lynnwood Thomas, 40th Public Affairs … [Read more...] about Reserve, Cadets participate in Tactical Combat Physical Training at Fort Campbell
U.S. Donald Trump 2018 Midterms Immigration A blow-dryer hot wind distorted the microphones as Arizona Representative Martha McSally and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen took their places at an outdoor podium in the Sonoran Desert. It was late May, and the two stood under the baking sun on sandy soil near a section of steel border wall in Nogales. “If you crossed the border illegally with your family, we take the parents, and we prosecute them,” Nielsen said, as U.S. agents were separating parents from children from Tijuana, Mexico, to McAllen, Texas. “People seem to think there should be no critical consequences if they have children.” A cluster of TV cameras and a crew from the Spanish-language Univision recorded the scene.As chair of the Homeland Security subcommittee on borders, McSally had invited Nielsen to meet with “border stakeholders.” With the wall and a few ranchers in 10-gallon hats as backdrop, and border patrol … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Made Republicans the Family Separations Party—Does it Spell Political Death in 2018 Midterms?