Lesli R. Bell, PT, CLT-LANA, owner of Timberlane Physical Therapy, received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the spring meeting of the Vermont Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Bell was recognized for her work as a caregiver and advocate for women with breast and truncal lymphedema, a condition that frequently develops as a result of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment procedures.In particular, the award honored Bell’s invention (together with Jogbra creator Lisa Lindahl) of the Compressure Comfort® Bra, an innovative compression garment designed to relieve the symptoms of breast and truncal lymphedema. After developing the prototype at Bell’s South Burlington practice, Bell and Lindahl co-founded a marketing and distribution company, Bellisse®, to raise awareness about truncal lymphedema and bring the Compressure Comfort® Bra to patients around the country. Now sold nationally, the Compressure Comfort® Bra has won awards from the medical community and widespread praise from breast cancer survivors.
Advertisement Matteo Guendouzi refuses to apologise to Mikel Arteta after Arsenal first team training ban Comment Matteo Guendouzi is yet to apologise to Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Arsenal ace Matteo Guendouzi is yet to apologise to Mikel Arteta for his conduct against Brighton, despite being banished from first team training for his actions.The Frenchman has trained with a fitness coach for the last fortnight and has been forbidden from joining in with the rest of his team-mates.Guendouzi has been left out of Arsenal’s last five matchday squads after he grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat in the Gunners’ defeat to Brighton in June and reportedly mocked a number of his opponents by claiming he earns more than they ever will.The midfielder’s punishment was not intended to be permanent and Arteta simply wanted to teach him a lesson that his conduct was not acceptable.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt was hoped that Guendouzi would see the error of his ways but Football London claim he has not apologised to Arteta, despite being given ample opportunity to do so. Arteta has been disappointed in Guendouzi’s conduct (Picture: Getty)Arteta has placed as much importance on attitude and mentality as he has playing ability since taking over the reins at Arsenal and he’s been disappointed with Guendouzi’s attitude since he was banished from training. The Spaniard is an admirer of the midfielder’s qualities on the pitch but he will not allow one player to undermine the culture change that he’s trying to implement at the Emirates.Guendouzi was missing again as Arsenal gave away a one-nil lead against Leicester on Tuesday night.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the Gunners the lead but Jamie Vardy struck late on following Eddie Nketiah’s sending off to ensure the Foxes earned a point.MORE: Robin van Persie sends message to Bukayo Saka after ‘brilliant’ assist against Leicester Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 11:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link509Shares
Gymnasts from Springers Gymnastics pose after competing in the Maine USA Gymnastics State Championship last weekend. Back row (left to right): Maddie Nida, Kajsa Brown-Morrison, Syra Gutow, Elena Springer, Paige Sawyer; middle: Megynn Lord, Gilly Rice, Ellie Kane, Molly Jennings, Ashly Emerson; front: Aliayah Washburn, Genevieve Muise, Mercedes Ulichny, Kaela Springer, Riley Crowley.PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUG SPRINGERWATERVILLE — Fourteen gymnasts from Springers Gymnastics competed in the Maine USA Gymnastics State Championship last weekend.“This year, we had more girls qualify and compete in the USA Gymnastics Championship than ever before,” said Springers Gymnastics coach Doug Springer. “We had a great season, and great meet.”The team competed against 10 gyms from across the state in Levels 3 through 6. Springers’ sole Level 7 gymnast, Gilly Rice, was sidelined with an injury late last week.Meet highlights include Level 3 gymnasts Molly Jennings scoring a meet-high score and first place finish with 9.75 on bars, and Kaela Springer taking second on vault.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Our girls did a great job this weekend, against excellent teams at all levels,” Springer said. “We had several girls exceed their season goals and reach their highest scores so far.”The team will compete in the YMCA State Championship on April 18 and 19.
New Brazil national team coach Dunga has called up Santos forward Robinho for upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador.The 30-year-old will replace Hulk in the 22-man squad after the Zenit St Petersburg man injured his left thigh in his side’s 1-0 over Lokomotiv Moscow on Sunday. Robinho, who has 92 caps to his name, has not played international football since scoring against Chile last November and was left out of Luiz Felipe Scolari’s World Cup squad earlier this year. The recall vindicates Robinho’s decision to return to his homeland on loan from Milan earlier this month in search of playing time, after new coach Filippo Inzaghi revealed the diminutive attacker was not in his plans. Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has also been brought back into the fold after he was originally left out of the squad, with an injury to Porto’s Alex Sandro leading Dunga to draft him in. Brazil will now head into the game against Colombia in Miami next week with just 10 players who featured at this year’s World Cup, with Dunga hoping to begin his second spell in charge of the national team on a positive note.
Gartee is a fourth grader and attends an elementary school in Hill Town, Bomi County. She goes to school every day on time with her four month old son, and she has been doing just that since school started a month ago. “I wake up at 5:00am every morning to get both of us ready for school,” she told me.It takes Gartee about an hour to walk to school from her village. Firmly tied to her back is her sleeping baby, whose head and face are fully covered with an old diaper to protect him from the morning dew and anything that might be flying around. No matter the distance or the challenges that Gartee faces when her baby is seen by the other children at school, Gartee says her education is important to her.“I want to finish school, that’s what’s important to me. Everybody knows the boy is my baby because after school, they always see us walking home together.” she added.Gartee’s school has a total population of 301 students but only two of its female students have babies. According to Gartee, she was impregnated by a man in a nearby village, a place she said she visited a couple of times after school. “I don’t regret giving birth to him because I still have a chance to go to school,” she added.For the moment, there are two main areas where the road is in poor shape going to Hill Town, one being a very dangerous place to cross.“There’s a stream of water that divides the road. When it rains, we can’t cross to go to school until the rain stops and the stream slows down. When it’s full like it is right now, we can’t take the chance to cross,” she added.School started last month and lasts from 8:00am-3:30pm daily. Luckily, the school is also catered to by Mary on Wheels, a feeding program.Gartee nurses her son four times during the school period and says she can’t leave him at home because there is no one to take care of him. “When we arrive, I give him breast milk and leave him with the kitchen attendant who ties him to her back. I give her whatever I can through the day to help me because she knows it is not easy for us,” she added.In response to why her parents do not help her with her son, Gartee says that her father reminds her every day that she shouldn’t have had him and because of that, she keeps the child out of her parents’ way.Aiessate Cooper is the only girl in the 6th grade at Hill Town Elementary, which intimidates the six male students and encourages her to work harder. “My class is all boys. Sometimes I feel like I have to work harder, sometimes I feel like my teacher will ask me more questions than normal because I am the only female,” she added. According to Aiessate’s father, Principal Cooper, his daughter has had a challenging past. A few years ago, he said he had to give her to a relative in the hope that she would have the opportunity to go to school in the city. Unfortunately, Principal Cooper said, he was forced to bring her back to live with him when he found out that Aiessate was being taken advantage of and not going to school.“When we learned that More Than Me Academy was taking over this school and is free of charge, I registered my daughter right away,” Principal Cooper stated.The Hill Town Elementary was recently handed over to More Than Me Academy, one of the nine partners that teamed up with PPP, which was given six schools in various locations, four in Bomi County. More Than Me has begun renovating the school. They have already spent over US$5,000 on lumber for chairs and tables, which the school lacked. Although Katie Meyelei, founder of More Than Me, looks forward to this new expansion, the challenges of renovating the school are still there, including bad roads that make it difficult to get supplies to the school.For now, these two girls seem to have a bright future ahead of them despite the challenges they had to face. Both girls have begun appreciating the opportunities that they have with the new school system.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)