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Fewer Behavioral Issues Detected in Lower-income Kids Raised in Counties with High Upward Mobility
"Broadly speaking, our findings suggest that the developmental processes through which place promotes upward mobility begin in childhood and depend on the extent to which communities enrich the cognitive and social-emotional skills of children from low ...

New fund helps seniors, people with disabilities
The Community Chest will help find suitable organisations for the funds. Called the Gift of Mobility Fund, it aims to help senior citizens and people with disabilities by starting programmes to improve their welfare and ensure that they can stay on the move.

Mobility inquiry recognises accessibility for disabled NZers - HRC
The Human Rights Commission says parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee’s report on the "Inquiry into the future of New Zealand’s Mobility" recognises that accessibility for people with disabilities is crucial to the future ...

Lower-income children raised in counties with high upward mobility display fewer behavioral issues
Children who grow up in urban counties with high upward mobility exhibit fewer behavioral problems and perform better on cognitive tests, according to a study led by Princeton University. Children in these counties display fewer behavior problems at age 3 ...

Collaborative Economy Drives Increased Mobility for People with Disability
A new online platform hopes to drive better lives for people with disability and increased sustainability for disability organisations by supporting the sharing of specially modified vehicles that would otherwise be lying idle. The initiative, Connecting ...

Theft of mobility scooter leaves woman without transportation
Police drove the woman, who has a disability, to her medical appointment and are trying ... The scooter is described as a red, three-wheel Shoprider mobility scooter with a black seat, grey wheels and a blue “Victoria Blue Bash” sticker on the console.

Device-Measured Physical Activity As a Predictor of Disability in Mobility-Limited Older Adults
Previous article in Early View: The Variation of Statin Use Among Nursing Home Residents and Physicians: A Cross-Sectional Analysis Previous article in Early View: The Variation of Statin Use Among Nursing Home Residents and Physicians: A Cross-Sectional ...

Ambode presents assistive technologies, mobility aids to 2,000 people with disabilities
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday presented financial grants, assistive technologies and mobility aids to 2,000 people living with disabilities to facilitate their contributions to the state socio-economic development. Ambode had on May 29 ...

Ex-soldier who climbed Kilimanjaro jailed for disability benefits fraud
The 33-year-old told benefits assessors that he had severe restrictions to his mobility and ability to care for himself ... “Mark Lloyd flouted the system to claim thousands of pounds of disability benefits, all the while taking part in tough physical ...

'Assisted Mobility' Documentary Explores How Mobility Aids Can Go Beyond Wheelchairs and Walkers
A young film student explores disability and mobility devices in his new short documentary, “Assisted Mobility.” Taylor Lewis was born with a rare genetic condition that causes his muscles to be three times more dense than usual. This limits his ...

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Senior officer on damaged ship to be relieved of command
WASHINGTON (AP) — The captain of a Navy warship that lost seven sailors in a collision with a commercial container ship in June will be relieved of command and nearly a dozen others face punishment, the Navy's second-ranking admiral said Thursday.

Senior DOT Para-Transit Program
On Thursday morning, Sheila A. Lee, a recently registered DOT Para-Transit client, spoke with me about available transportation services in Alexandria. I gave her an overview of the DOT program and how it works, providing reduced-cost transportation for ...

Santaquin to vote on $6 million bond to purchase new senior center, library
Santaquin residents may be getting a new senior center and library, but first, voters will have to sign off on a $6 million bond. The option to have the city issue $6 million worth of bonds will be on Santaquin ballots in November. At a City Council ...

Armed with a degree, Oregon's Freeman looks to senior season
After the trials of last season, Oregon running back Royce Freeman appears to have emerged with two things: a college degree and a brighter outlook. The senior, who opted to stay with the Ducks rather than enter the NFL draft this spring, heads into the ...

U.S. Navy to remove senior leaders of warship after deadly June crash
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy will relieve the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that collided with a Philippine container ship in June off the coast of Japan, the Navy said on Thursday, A separate official report ...

USS Fitzgerald captain, 2 senior officers will be relieved of duty
PENTAGON -- The captain of the destroyer, USS Fitzgerald, two senior officers and at least a dozen sailors are being disciplined for the horrifying collision that killed seven sailors in June off the coast of Japan. The captain at the time, CDR Bryce ...

USS Fitzgerald’s Senior Officer to Be Relieved of Command
The U.S. Navy said the commanding officer of a warship that lost seven sailors in a collision off the coast of Japan will be relieved of command, and nearly a dozen other sailors face punishment. Adm. William Moran, the No. 2 Navy officer, told reporters ...

Senior officers removed from duty after Fitzgerald collision
Three senior Navy officers have been removed from command pending discipline over the collision of the U.S.S. Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship in June. Close to a dozen sailors in total will be disciplined for the incident, Reuters reported on ...

Senior police official: Barcelona van attack linked to explosion previous day in which 1 person was killed
BARCELONA, Spain — Senior police official: Barcelona van attack linked to explosion previous day in which 1 person was killed. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or ...

Officer spreads kindness by mowing senior citizen's lawn
When someone stole a senior citizen's lawn mower, Officer Fontanez cut her grass on his day off. He promised to help her as long as she needs it.

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