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How Training for the Paralympics Became a Full-Time Job

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on How Training for the Paralympics Became a Full-Time Job

Source:  NY Times / By Ben Shpigel  / March 16, 2018 PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The delegations ruling the medal table at the Paralympics share a common trait: During the past decade they decided to invest the resources necessary to afford their athletes the same respect, coaching, equipment and opportunities that able-bodied athletes receive. From the Wasatch Range in Utah to the Canadian Rockies and the Korean Peninsula, they have transformed what had recently been a modest endeavor into a professional pursuit. “It’s not just five months on the snow and then you go home and kick back and...

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Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Source:  NY Times / Sylvia Longmire / DISABILITY / NOV. 22, 2017 Whenever I hear someone mention Airbnb, I cringe — on the inside, at least. Not because there’s anything inherently wrong with Airbnb, the home-sharing business that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and has opened up affordable accommodations to millions of people around the world. The problem is, it hasn’t done so for people like me. Airbnb is part of something called the sharing economy, an evolving system in which people who own certain things, like homes or cars, rent them out to others when they are not...

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Retirees, VA Disability Recipients to Get Biggest Pay Raise Since 2012

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Retirees, VA Disability Recipients to Get Biggest Pay Raise Since 2012

Source:  Military.com | 13 Oct 2017 | by Jim Absher Military retirees and those who receive disability checks and some other types of pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs will see a 2 percent pay raise in their monthly paychecks in 2018. It is the biggest cost of living (COLA) increase since 2012, equaling as much as $310 a month for those at the top of the retirement pay charts. Many Monthly Benefits Going Up Thanks to the increase, the average military retirement check for an E-7 with 20 years of service will go up by $46 a month, while an O-5 with the same time in uniform will see...

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