Archive for 八月, 2016

The 74-year-old great-grandmother behind the new 400-meter world record holder

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The most unbelievable race of the 2016 Olympics had an unbelievable woman behind it. And she wasn’t even on the track.

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk stunned everyone when he convincingly won the 400-meter race from Lane 8, a blind position, and shattered Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record in the process. His winning time was 43.03, made even more unbelievable considering he hadn’t ran faster than 44.11 this year.

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盲人钢琴调律师陈燕

陈燕在调钢琴

陈燕在调钢琴

她是一位女盲人钢琴调律师,还能画画、骑独轮车、出书,因敏锐的“听声辨物”能力被称为“人体声呐”……出生于1973年的陈燕,以先天失明的身体挑战成功很多看似不可能完成的任务。闲暇时间,她喜欢阅读、上网,并致力于推行“导盲犬畅行”。在“世界读书日”即将到来之际,陈燕接受了中新网专访,分享自己的阅读故事。

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Making it his mission to flush away the world’s ills

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Growing up in a poor kampung home and having to deal with his family’s night-soil bucket were what inspired Jack Sim to set up the World Toilet Organisation (WTO), which campaigns for better sanitation standards in toilets worldwide.

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神父关注弱势老人 组“千岁乐团”助募款

李若望神父教导社区老人家小乐器,还组成尚介青乐团,将载歌载舞义演为青阳协会募款。(记者周宗祯/摄影)

李若望神父教导社区老人家小乐器,还组成尚介青乐团,将载歌载舞义演为青阳协会募款。(记者周宗祯/摄影)

天主教神父李若望在山区帮助贫童近20年,见弱势老人获得较少关注,6月开始每周一次教导永康、大湾、乌竹、建国等社区老人家各种小乐器,还协助25名70多岁到87岁老人家组成「尚介青」乐团,下周起将由李神父伴奏陆续到各地演出,为服务在地社区老人的青阳关怀协会募款。

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His nickname is ‘Missing Kidney’

GERMANY CANOEING

GERMANY CANOEING

Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos didn’t just have to train hard to earn Brazil its first medal in an Olympic canoeing event Tuesday — he had to survive.

Queiroz, who narrowly lost to Germany’s Sebastian Brendel to win silver in the men’s single 1000-meter canoe race, escaped death three times before he turned 11. At age 3, a pot of boiling water fell on him scalding large sections of his body. Doctors told his mother to prepare for his death, but she refused to believe the prognosis, and she was right.

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李宗伟和林丹13年一路走来“相爱相杀”

李宗伟和林丹在2000年京都亚青赛的合影。

李宗伟(中间)和林丹(右一)在2000年京都亚青赛的合影。

中国前男单名将鲍春来在李宗伟和林丹王者对决前夕,感性在微博上传一张珍贵的图片,记录李宗伟、林丹等众羽球好手16年前的青涩模样,并撰文写出李宗伟和林丹之间“因为你,我才是更好的我”,两人之间“相爱相杀”的情感。

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26岁探险家 深入丛林为生态发声

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26岁,大部分的人可能研究所毕业不久,或已有几年工作经历,开始思考要不要结婚,对未来有点茫然,但来自香港的Laurel Chor(左力丰)却截然不同。

26岁时,她已环游世界六十几个国家,假扮象牙买家,通过纪录片揭露刚果象牙违法买卖,在香港致力鲸鱼搁浅问题,在中非共和国参加大猩猩保育计画,曾亲自访问珍古德,被任命为香港珍古德协会大使。巧合的是,珍古德也在26岁时抵达东非的坦葛尼喀(Tanganyika),展开对当地黑猩猩族群的研究。

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