• Nurturing team spirit: meet the French Gliding Team Trainer
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    Nurturing team spirit: meet the French Gliding Team Trainer

    In 2022, France entered pilots into the 21st FAI European Championships in Lithuania, the 37th FAI World Championships in Hungary, The 12th FAI Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic and the 11th Womens World Championships in Great Britain. In the Women’s world gliding competitions in 2022, the French team took a silver, topping this with a team cup gold at the World Championships. We contacted the national team trainer, Eric Napoléon, a well-respected and experienced pilot for FFPV (the French Gliding Federation), for an insight. He revealed that a combination of planning for the next generation, and good old-fashioned team spirit are the focus of the team’s objectives: Eric, tell…

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  • Meet Australian scale modelling champions David and Melissa Law
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    Meet Australian scale modelling champions David and Melissa Law

    Australian aeromodellers David and Melissa Law recently competed in the 2022 FAI F4 Scale World Championships, held in Jarlsberg Airsport Centre, Norway. In the F4H Radio controlled standoff, Melissa gained a gold medal with her Super Decathlon. David, in the F4C Radio controlled scale class gained silver with his Pitts Special. Melissa is the first female in the world to compete in scale, a huge achievement after rekindling her aeromodelling career just two years ago. David, on the other hand, has almost a lifetime of building and competing in scale models. In this interview, they compare the lessons they have learnt on the road to success… David, how many years…

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  • Meet the Apple Watch Ultra, Made For Athletes
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    Meet the Apple Watch Ultra, Made For Athletes

    Apple has entered the adventure chat. In addition to releasing the updated Apple Watch Series 8 this month, the tech giant is also launching a new watch that’s pushing boundaries. It’s not just any fitness tracker: the Apple Watch Ultra is a tool that can handle extreme environments, elevations, and temperatures — and it’s calling to anyone whose lifestyle is just as intense. When I reached out to Apple to test one, it gently guided me back to the original Apple Watch series. The Ultra isn’t something you wear with the goal of “closing your rings.” It’s for the scuba divers, the triathletes, the mountain climbers, and the back-country skiers.…

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  • Meet the gaymers: why queer representation is exploding in video games | Games
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    Meet the gaymers: why queer representation is exploding in video games | Games

    Fresh from a drag performance featuring a gender-swapped Mario and Princess Peach chasing each other around on stage, after watching a burlesque performer disrobe to the Tetris theme, I am standing at the bar waiting for a drink, surrounded by people in fabulous outfits. Famous drag queen Asstina Mandella is here in a stunning dress; I am in a purple bisexual-colours suit and I still feel somewhat underdressed for the occasion. I am not used to this at video games events – back in the 00s, it was mostly men in black T-shirts with logos on them, and I was one of about three women in the room. But this…

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  • Meet Vasu Sojitra: The Athlete Challenging Ideas About What Is Possible
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    Meet Vasu Sojitra: The Athlete Challenging Ideas About What Is Possible

    Climbing and skiing Denali in Alaska, elevation 20,310 feet, is grueling. Mountaineers endure blizzards, high altitude and weeks in subzero temperatures as they slowly make their way up the highest peak in North America. Vasu Sojitra did it on one leg. At the age of 9 months, Mr. Sojitra’s right leg was amputated because of septicemia, a blood infection. When he was 10, he saw an amputee skiing in Connecticut with two outriggers — short skis that are mounted on poles to assist in balance and turning — and begged his parents for a set. Ever since, he has pursued his outdoor passions in the wildest places and encouraged others…

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    Madison girls win indoor track and field meet | Sports

    With 13 different team members finishing in the top three of events, the Madison Warhawks won a recent girls Concorde District indoor track and field meet, scoring 102 points. Westfield was second with 94. Bethany Riddle in the shot put (26-feet, 7-inches), Hannah Petersen in the pole vault (7-3) and Mary Byrne in the 3,200-meters (11:17.99) were the team’s three winners of events. The 4×200 relay also won in 1:51.95. Second for Madison were Kira Mikhin in the 55 dash, Katrine Swam in the 55 hurdles, Ashley Eley in the triple jump, Arpita Behera in the high jump and Kiki Van Der Weide in the 1,000, along with a 4×400…

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