On Queen’s 90th Birthday, Annie Leibovitz Photos Celebrate Elizabeth’s Family (LOOK)

first_imgThe Queen on steps at Windsor Castle with four of her dogs: clockwise from top left Willow (corgi), Vulcan (dorgie), Candy (dorgie) and Holly (corgi). AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe British Queen turns ninety today. To mark the birthday, the royal family has released a series of official photographs taken by the renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz at Windsor Castle just after Easter.The photo in pink above, was separately posted on Facebook with a message saying the Queen sends her best wishes and warm congratulations to all those celebrating their 90th birthday today, saying:“I send my best wishes to those who are celebrating their ninetieth birthday on 21 April 2016. On this shared occasion, I send my warm congratulations to you all. Elizabeth R.”The three Leibovitz photographs below were also posted on Facebook by the Monarchy. Another charming family portrait with little children, like the 4-generation picture released yesterday that is set to become a stamp, shows The Queen with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren. The portrait, which features a wee one holding her grandmother’s handbag, was taken in the Green Drawing Room, in the Castle’s semi-State apartments. The two oldest children standing to the left of The Queen are her grandchildren, James, Viscount Severn (aged 8) and Lady Louise (12)–the children of her son, Prince Edward. In the front is Princess Anne’s granddaughter, Mia Tindall, (via her daughter Zara Tindall) who is holding the handbag. Prince George (2), in the dark sweater, and in The Queen’s arms –in the tradition of Royal portraiture–the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11 months), are children of Prince William and Kate, now the Duchess of Cambridge. The other two little girls in the picture (one behind the Queen and the other to the far right) are Peter Phillips’s daughters (and Princess Anne’s grandchildren) Savannah & Isla. Here, Leibovitz posed The Queen with her daughter The Princess Royal, Anne, in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.Follow all the royal activities surrounding the 90th birthday, which are happening all year, at the BBC.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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He Designed a Mountain Bike to Bring Adventure Back to People With Disabilities – Like Himself

first_imgRELATED: After Being Told He Would Never Recover From Injury, Man is Now Traveling 2,300 Miles in a Wheelchair One day, as he was visiting with his dad outside the rehab hospital, someone on an outlandish bike shot by them. “It was this Mad Max looking vehicle,” Middleton said to Global News. “When I saw this bike, I was like, ‘I gotta get myself one of these things…’ It was a ray of hope for me.”Middleton credits the bike with giving him a big chunk of his life back. He also gets a kick out of the awestruck looks he gets from passersby. “This [bike] will turn more heads than a Lamborghini,” he joked. The learning curve eventually brought him to the bike’s current incarnation, the Bowhead Reach. With its main wheel located in the rear, heavy-tread tires, and a powerful electric motor, the souped-up reverse tricycle can go pretty much anywhere.The all-terrain recumbent bike comes in three models: a recreational model for everyday adventuring; a performance model for true adrenaline junkies, and the explorer mode, a push variation that allows for partnered assistance as needed.MORE: Cyclists Volunteer to Give Nature Rides to Wheelchair-BoundThere’s even a special package to adapt the bikes for use by quadriplegics. One of Bagg’s first customers was J.P. Middleton, a volunteer firefighter and primary care paramedic who, like Bagg, had suffered a life-altering spinal cord injury while skiing in 2018. center_img Middleton isn’t the only more-than-satisfied customer to make great strides on a Bowhead. In 2019, Janne Kouri, also paralyzed after suffering a spinal cord injury, set out on his bike for a 2,900-mile cross-country trek that took him from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. raising money and awareness for paralyzed U.S. veterans.Bagg and his team initially built 50 bikes in his basement workshop, but business was so brisk, Bowhead—named for the site at the headwaters of the Bow River where his crash happened—has relocated to a large retail space across from Canada Olympic Park.With 200 orders in the coming year, he envisions a bright future and continued expansion. Channeling his passion has also let him reap the rewards of making a real difference for others who’ve been where he’s been. “That’s what’s fun to watch the work you do impact people’s lives.”(WATCH the bikes in action, and get to know more of Christian’s story, below on PBS.)Share This Awesome Invention With Your Mountain-Loving Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen a snowboarding accident resulting in a spinal injury sidelined him from his beloved outdoor pursuits, Christian Bagg was determined to climb back up the mountain.“I just wanted to go outside with my friends and not have them worry or wait for me,” Bagg says. “I just wanted to have fun with them, I just wanted to blend [in].”Bagg started out by designing wheelchairs that offered greater versatility than traditional models. He then turned his attentions to creating a line of purpose-built bikes for people with physical limitations.last_img read more

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Hincapie, Ballan, Rest of BMC Team to Ride Easton Wheels

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: The BMC Racing team has selected Easton as its exclusive wheel supplier for the 2010 racing season, citing Easton’s durability, dependability and lightweight performance. BMC’s team will pedal more than half a million miles in 2010, and the squad is excited by Easton’s arsenal of wheel choices.”A technical partnership with Easton starting in 2010 is an ideal opportunity to build on our established relationship with Easton for bars, stems and cockpits,” says the team’s General Manager Gavin Chilcott. “In addition to having confidence in Easton products, we are excited to align with a company that has a strong inclination toward technological development and optimization. Achieving our sports objectives is integrally linked to both reliability and performance of the wheels.”“BMC Racing is the fastest-growing and most progressive professional team in the world, and we believe Easton wheels will help bring them even greater success,” says Chuck Platt, Senior Sports Marketing Manager. “We’re excited to get our wheels under the riders and begin gathering feedback, which will benefit everyone from top pros to weekend racers who choose Easton.”To help the team and it’s classics specialists Hincapie, Burghardt, Kroon and Ballan perform on the cobbles and variable conditions in the 2010 classics, Easton will provide the EC90 SLX, a light (1175-gram) and stiff tubular wheel with an ultra-dependable Easton carbon rim. For rolling and hilly races like Milan San Remo and The Amstel Gold Race, BMC riders will likely chose the 1,232-gram EC90SL carbon tubulars or the 1,335-gram EC90 Aero Carbon tubulars.last_img read more

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Prashad prospering in unfortunate situation

first_imgFormer Guyana under-17 batsman, Marvan Prashad is currently trapped in the United States due to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. However, the former Guyana under-15 captain is showing his worth in the ‘big apple’ scoring a blistering century lately. Prashad, who captained Guyana under-15 in 2017 stroked an impressive century in Everest ACS’ 111-run win over Hunters.The opener stroked 113 from just 72 balls, featuring 11 fours and four sixes to see Everest ACS reach 228 for six in their 23-over allotment. He added 48 for the first wicket alongside Troy Hayley (8) and went on to add 113 for the second wicket with Wasim Haslim who made a 29-ball 50, highlighted by five fours and one six.Jugray Singh and Bashir Noory picked up two wicets each for 39 and 57 runs respectively. In reply, Chirs Patandin kept Hunters out the hunt with figures of four for 24 and was supported by Damion Jacobs (2-22) and Devashwari Prashad (2-42). Only Arwinder Singh (37) and Jass Nav Singh (24) managed to get a decent start.Prashad returned in the following match against LI XI to score a fine half century and allow his side to secure a 193-run win.Everest ACS raced to 333 for seven in 30 overs with their top order blazing the trail. Prahsad smashed 70 from 39 balls, decorated with nine fours and two sixes. Alongside Hayley, who made 50 from 32 balls, the pair saw Everest to 116 in the 11th over before the first wicket fell. That foundation allowed Jeetendra Sookdeo to explode with a 53-ball 93. Sookdeo smashed six sixes and seven fours while adding 87 for the third wicket with Prashad who made 42 from 24 balls. Happy Singh baged two for 37 and Kamaljeet Singh picked up two for 63.Jacobs kept LI XI at bay, returning three for 26 while Prashad and Charlton Senior picked up two wickets each as Hardeep Sangha played the lone hand with 87 from 75 balls, featuring 12 fours and three sixes.last_img read more

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