Oracle TEAM USA Wins the Amerca’s Cup!

In one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Oracle Team USA won eight straight races to win the 34th America’s Cup 9 races to 8 after being down 8-1 to Emirates Team New Zealand. Watching them race over the last three weeks you realize what team work it takes to sail a 72 foot catamaran with a 150 foot ‘wing’ sail at speeds over 40 miles an hour on San Francisco Bay.  In fact, at the end of the winning race today, the Team USA helmsman Jimmy Spithill tweeted a comment from his interview after the win  “On your…

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Parkinson’s Is Not Just Tremors

“Time and again people with Parkinson’s have to fight against the old stereotype that the condition is just a tremor.”    “This basic misunderstanding has sentenced people with Parkinson’s to a life of hurtful comments, being refused service in shops and even being shouted at in the street, all because people have mistaken their speech or movement problems – a common symptom of the condition – for drunkenness.” Steve Ford, chief executive at Parkinson’s UK     I heard these quotes during an interview on BBC Radio the other night and then looked it up on their website. The story…

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