Photo: A Picture of the Tokyo skyline with the rainbow bridge; Copyright: Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 to be transformational


The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will transform Japanese society and significantly raise awareness of and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Craig Spence.
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Photo: Sprinter Heinrich Popow competes against a young sprinting talent; Copyright: NPC Austria

Talent Days unveil future Paralympic stars


The future looks bright for Austria’s next generation of Paralympic talent after a fun-filled ‘Talent Days 2019’ went beyond expectations.
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Tokyo 2020: Robots revealed!


Four new futuristic robots have been unveiled by the Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The robots will be deployed to assist spectators, athletes and officials at competition venues and to relay sound, images and physical feedback from venues to those watching remotely.
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Photo: Christakis Nicolaides, President of the Cyprus Confederation of Organizations of the Disabled, with representatives from Gatwick Airport and ACi-Europe; Copyright: European Disability Forum

Gatwick Airport wins Accessible Airport Award 2019


Gatwick Airport, in the United Kingdom was the winner of the Accessible Airport Award 2019! The award ceremony took place in Cyprus, during the Annual Congress of Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe). It was presented to Gatwick Airport by Christakis Nicolaides, President of the Cyprus Confederation of Organizations of the Disabled on behalf of EDF.
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Facebook posts better at predicting diabetes, mental health than demographic info


Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine and Stony Brook University researchers. It's believed that language in posts could be indicators of disease and, with patient consent, could be monitored just like physical symptoms. This study was published in PLOS ONE.
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