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Old 23-09-2016, 07:44 PM   #63
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TraDing Paces..
The Paralympic Games are organized in parallel with the Olympic Games, while the IOC-recognized Special Olympics World Games include athletes with intellectual disabilities, and the Deaflympics include deaf athletes..Given the wide variety of disabilities that Paralympic athletes have, there are several categories in which the athletes compete.. The allowable disabilities are broken down into 10 eligible impermanent types..The categories R impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment..

Manhunter (1986) ..

Jewish-German born Dr. Ludwig Guttmann of Stoke Mandeville Hospital, who had been helped to flea Nazi Germany by the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) in 1939, hosted a sports competition for British World War II veteran patients with spinal cord injuries..The first games were called the 1948 International Wheelchair Games, and were intended to coincide with the 1948 Olympics.. Dr. Guttman's aim was to create an elite sports competition for people with disabilities that would be equivalent to the Olympic Games..The games were held again at the same location in 1952, and Dutch and Israeli veterans took part alongside the British, making it the first international competition of its kind...

Ironside.. Is it a sick enough world for you? ..

The Afghanistan War's Most Lasting Legacy: The IED were used extensively against US-led invasion forces and by the end of 2007 they had become responsible for approximately 63% of coalition deaths in Iraq..They are also used in Afghanistan by insurgent groups, and have caused over 66% of coalition casualties in the 2001–present Afghanistan War..The term comes from the British Army in the 1970s, after the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) used bombs made from agricultural fertilizer and Semtex smuggled from Libya to make highly effective boobytrap devices or remote-controlled bombs... want to see if there was anybody else who might have wanted to kill Andy..Those crooks don't take it personally any more than prizefighters or ballplayers or any other pros...

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