Archive for 十二月, 2017

被卖街头、自学翻转命运的玛莉安.吉姆:誓助百万女孩学程式

玛莉安.吉姆(中)带领孩子从自组电脑,爱上程式设计,进而学会用科技解决问题。曾千倚摄

学程式设计要做什么?不只玩游戏,还可以用来解决问题,改变世界,甚至翻转人生。 iamtheCODE创办人玛莉安.吉姆访台,为小确幸的台湾人,上了一堂震撼课。

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Engineering students develop prosthetic arm for 9-year-old boy

Ollie Mancini was born without the lower part of his left arm. He always wanted a prosthetic, and a group of engineering students made that happen.

The group of students at the Scituate Academy of Engineering used a 3-D printer to create a prosthetic arm for Mancini, making his dream a reality.

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Mother nurtured disabled son all the way to Harvard

Mr Ding Ding posing with his mother Zou Hongyan outside Peking University. PHOTO: WEIBO

Ding Ding, aged 29, attributed his success in his academic studies as well as overcoming many of his physical handicaps to his mother’s persistence and endless devotion, the news website Xinhuanet.com reports.

Ding nearly suffocated during a birth complication in 1988, leaving him with cerebral palsy. Doctors in Hubei province suggested to his mother Zou Hongyan that she give up the baby, saying it was worthless trying to rescue him as he would grow up either disabled or with low intelligence.

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快捷班好友帮助下 男生年年考第一

罗宗暐(右)在好友彭凯斌(左)和老师江祯慧等的帮助下,克服困难成为模范学生。(图 / 受访者提供)

男生上中学才开窍,更“跨源流”认识念快捷班的好友,在好友帮助下年年考第一,从普通(工艺)转念普通(学术)源流,继续名列前茅。

今年是N水准会考年,男生的父亲却意外跌倒而入院,至今以轮椅代步,更无法工作。男生受打击而变坏,幸好再次遇贵人,在有爱心的英文老师调教下重新振作,成为模范学生。

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Who wants to stare death in the face?

Volunteers of the No One Dies Alone (Noda) programme at the Assisi Hospice became fast friends with Mr Tay Cheng Tian. But as they got to know him better through the days, they were also confronted with the reality that his days were numbered.

Volunteers driven by wish to comfort others, as some have faced stressful times when loved ones died

Paul Koh, 63, has done vigils for more than 30 dying patients in the last three years. With his quiet and gentle demeanour, many find it easy to open up to him.

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余光中与妻结婚61年 称钻石婚须两人合作

资料图:诗人余光中和夫人范我存。中新社发 骆云飞 摄

诗人余光中今日去世,享年90岁。据台湾联合新闻网消息,诗人余光中与妻子范我存结婚61年,去年庆祝钻石婚,两人相知相惜,互信互补。诗人对美满婚姻的心得为:家是讲情的地方,不是讲理的地方,夫妻相处是靠妥协。

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画家薛奇峰两度中风 执画笔利己助人

薛奇峰的最新画作主题是“Beyond Gaia”,聚焦气候变化对地球生态环境的冲击。(曾道明摄)

许多画家想办画展至少要酝酿好几年,46岁的薛奇峰5年来已办了至少7个画展。他在40岁时二度中风,右边身体失去活动力,重新学习基本生活技能,如喝水、走路等。在学用左手生活期间,他拿起画笔,展开一段色彩缤纷的旅程,不仅锻炼肌力,也找到展示画作的平台,更走出国外与同好交流,他也卖画资助各地弱势者。

第一次在实龙岗北缶窑民众俱乐部采访薛奇峰(Vincent Seet)时,注意到他身边有几个朋友陪他一起出席。接近两个小时的访问,薛奇峰侃侃而谈,大家全神贯注地聆听。薛奇峰说故事的本事,和他作画一样,有吸引人追踪情节发展的魅力。

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