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Gaza man with disabilities conquers karate

GAZA - Youssef Abu Amira, a Palestinian law school graduate, never let disabilities hold him back. Born without legs and with only partially developed arms, he has taken up a new challenge - karate. The 24-year-old orange belt showed his stick-fighting skills as he trained with his coach at Gaza’s Al-Mashtal Club for Martial Arts. “I wanted to prove to myself and the world that disability is in the mind and is not in the body and that nothing was impossible,” Abu Amira said. “I wanted to do karate so I can defend myself, and I dream of taking part in international championships.” His mastery of the stick helps him make up for his missing limbs, and he has learned how to deliver strong punches, and fend off attacks with his body and arms.

Lasso home recycling system allows you to recycle from the corner of your kitchen

Start-up has designed a robot-like device that allows you to recycle straight from your kitchen. Research has shown that 91% of plastic isn’t recycled and more than half of what we put in recycling bins ends up in a landfill. In their pure form, recyclables are very valuable but are costly to separate when mixed: PET is different from HDPE, glass bottles are recycled depending on their colour, once mixed in together, they can’t be separated meaning that these items cannot be closed-loop recycled and are destined to become road base. In order to tackle this problem, Lasso is currently developing a prototype for a domestic recycling appliance which ensures you can never put these valuable materials together and therefore guaranteeing that everything that is placed in the appliance can be 100% closed-loop recycled. Lasso is a nifty little robot that looks just like any other kitchen appliance. When a user drops an item into the machine, whether it be glass or a tin can, Lasso analyses it and works out if it’s recyclable. After being washed and processed, those processed materials are stored in the base of the appliance. At this point they meet industry specifications for remanufacture, and are ready to be remade into new products of the same quality - bottle to bottle, jar to jar etc. - facilitating closed-loop recycling or the circular economy.

Wristband tracks wearer's emotional state and allows bosses to monitor employees' wellbeing

A new Fitbit-like wristband that tracks the emotional health of its wearer is allowing employers to monitor their staff's mental wellbeing. Moodbeam is a £50 wristband created by a British health technology firm. Aimed at companies who wish to monitor the wellbeing of staff who are working from home, the idea is that employees are encouraged to wear the wristband (they can say no), and press the relevant button as they see fit throughout the working week. The band features two buttons that the wearer simply has to press throughout the day depending on their mood - yellow for happy and blue for unhappy. This is logged alongside both sleep and activity and is available for other people to view on an associated app. It means users can also view the moods of their loved ones during lockdown on their smartphone and know when to check in with them with a quick message. With bosses no longer able to check in physically with their team, Moodbeam hopes to bridge the gap.

Woman creates gender and race-neutral playing cards

A Dutch woman has created her own gender-neutral deck of playing cards. Graduate Indy Mellink, 23, has replaced Kings, Queens, and Jacks, with Gold bars, Silver coins, and Bronze shield icons. The GSB card website explains: ''GSB signifies Gold, Silver and Bronze. The idea is to remove gender hierarchy and race differences from our card decks. Why should the King have a higher position than the Queen? Why should the King, Queen and Jack be white? However, rather than complicating the sex and race inequality debate even more, we decided to remove the gender and race factor as a whole and to introduce a common, universally known ranking system. All the other cards in the deck are the same as usual. This card pack was designed with the passion to fight for equality in gender as well as race. Our goal is for everyone to feel comfortable while playing cards.''

Visualising the Hyperloop desert campus

A stunning design project imagines the first test centre of Hyperloop. Situated in the heart of the Nevada desert, a few kilometres away from Las Vegas, the concept sees PadaLabs architectural design bringing to life Hyperloop Desert Campus. The work envisages a development facility for the futuristic means of transport that will connect cities and nations at a much-higher speed than planes. Pada Labs, an architecture and design studio based in London and Istanbul, led by Begum Aydinoglu, created the design for a Young Architects Competitions entry.

This is the moment a little boy opens his eyes to see for the first time after having his cataracts removed

***EXCLUSIVE*** Four-year-old Tresor had a twenty minute surgery to remove cataracts that were severely limiting his sight in 2018. Tresor was living with his mum Larissa in Cameroon and when she started to notice signs he was losing his vision. She got in touch with the charity Mercy Ships, which provides life-changing surgery to those in need.

A rare Harry Potter first edition given to a family more than 20 years ago has turned into the most valuable present they have ever received, but it could have been a soggy story

***EXCLUSIVE*** Two decades ago, the children, then aged seven and four, liked to read in the bath. When they recently discovered the family’s hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was one of only 500 in the first print-run in 1997, they were relieved they’d never dropped it in the water.  The books are so sought after they can sell for tens of thousands of pounds at auction and this copy is expected to stir international interest when it goes under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers on March 16 with an estimate of £20,000-£30,000.  It’s the ninth Philosopher’s Stone hardback copy Hansons has unearthed in a magical 18 months and hammer prices have ranged from £17,500 to £68,000, dependant on condition. Of the 500 books published by Bloomsbury 25 years ago, 300 went to schools and libraries and 200 to book shops.

This shark with a NOOSE around its neck was spotted by a concerned photographer in Hawaii - highlighting the devastating effect ocean pollution is having on marine life

***EXCLUSIVE*** HAWAII, USA: In one image, the 1,400-pound tiger shark appeared to stare down the camera lens in a plea for help as a circle of rope cut deep lacerations into its neck. In another, the shark’s right-side fin could be seen to be displaced as the thick rope had burrowed under the skin pushing the joint further away from the body. Underwater photographer Jason Lafferty (36) from San Diego, California, USA, was diving in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, USA, when he came across a tangled-up tiger shark just a few feet away from where he swam. Jason spent several minutes with the unfortunate creature hoping to remove the tight rope from around its neck but without the right tools, his efforts proved to be unsuccessful. He returned the following day - tools in hand - but the shark was nowhere to be seen. Ocean pollution poses a great threat to Earth’s marine life. Around 17-billion pounds of plastic are dumped in the ocean every year - much of this gathering in floating „islands” made up completely of litter. The largest of these is known as the „Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and it’s twice as big as the US state of Texas. Jason captured the images on a Nikon D7200 camera using a Tokina fisheye 10-17 lens.

Lucha Libre Lives

MEXICO: One of Mexico's cultural traditions has been hit as hard by the coronavirus pandemic, ''lucha libre'' wrestling. The death toll for wrestlers has risen significantly recently and wrestling arenas are closed, putting practically everyone out of work. One group of young wrestlers, called the three Olivares brothers, who live in Mexico City's Xochimilco borough, have put up an makeshift training ring on one of the areas famous ''floating gardens.'' These wrestlers now make their living selling flowers that they grow on their families artificial island, known as a 'chinampas.'

A pet owner has thanked a stranger who gave life-saving CPR - to his DOG

***EXCLUSIVE*** Springer spaniel Winnie had a fit and stopped breathing due to "playing too hard" on a beach during a walk.  The poorly pooch was limp and lifeless but a passer-by stopped to give mouth to mouth resuscitation and chest compressions to try and bring her back to life.  Owner Gwyn Parks, 22, said he and a friend later took over while Winnie was blue-lighted to the vets in a police car.  And thanks to the efforts of a team of kind-hearted strangers, Winnie was successfully revived and is now on her way to making a full recovery.

The shocking moment a passenger boat gets smashed to bits by an enormous wave

***EXCLUSIVE*** BALI, INDONESIA: The footage showed the 30-foot-long boat float directly into the path of a huge oncoming wave measuring 20-feet in height. The power of the wave flipped the boat vertically - end over end - causing it to be launched towards the shore before it crashed down on the coral reef below and broke into pieces. The ship's broken fragments could be found along the beach up to a mile away from the incident. Fortunately, there were no passengers aboard the boat at the time. Surfing filmmaker Carlo Coral (39) from Bali, Indonesia, captured the incredible footage off the coast of the island of Nias in Indonesia from around 100 feet away. It took a mere ten seconds for the boat to flip. The biggest wave ever recorded was documented in Alaska in 1958. The tsunami was 100-feet tall and was caused by both an earthquake and a landslide. With Alaska fortunately being sparsely populated, only five deaths were recorded by the wave which was the height of seven double-decker buses.

Bear cub brothers have a play-fight

Kamchatka, Russian Federation: Whack! There were hilarious scenes as two young bear cubs were pictured play-fighting. Seemingly affectionate kiss-like nuzzling soon gave way to a paw-punch to the face for one unlucky youngster. But the two remained friends and calmed down for a stroll and to hang out with their long-suffering mother. The bears were photographed by wildlife photographer Ahmed Abu Ganem in Kamchatka, a picturesque peninsula in the Russian Far East.