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Bagpipes The Penguin Has New Happy Feet!

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Bagpipes the penguin has new happy feet!

In 2007, a little blue penguin lost his left foot when it got caught in a fishing line. He was rescued and hereby named, Bagpipes. But this week, Bagpipes got a new 3D printed limb fitted for him, and now he’s back on two feet!

Fun fact: Bagpipes was found by a Scottish man who originally wanted to name Bagpipes ‘Haggis’. For all of those who don’t know what that is, it’s a Scottish pudding, traditionally consisting of a stuffed sheep’s stomach. Thankfully, the penguin keepers working with Bagpipes managed to get him to name him Bagpipes instead!

 

Further Kiwi ingenuity has seen a wounded penguin named Bagpipes receive a new leg, after a retired dentist made his daughter's duck a new beak.

In the short clip, it shoes Bagpipes taking his first new tentative and wobbly little steps. He has spent the last ten years hobbling around with a stump covered in foam to support his weight. New Zealand penguin keepers at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch commented on how he has been maneuvering his body when getting out the pool, and how he has been using parts he should not be using, like his flippers and beak. Hopefully, his new prosthetic will be able to help him move like he used to be able to.

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Bagpipes’ prosthetic is the first of its kind to be fitted to a wild animal in New Zealand. It may have proved something of a challenge, between Bagpipes’ excited wiggling and the meticulous scanning and fitting process of the prothetic, but in the end, Bagpipes has a new foot, so it’s all worth it!

Getting used to his new foot was a little bit of a struggle for Bagpipes; he tumbled a few times, falling on his back and stumbling into walls, but his doctors are confident that he’ll be back to walking in no time at all.

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Congratulations to you, Bagpipes! We wish you a speedy recovery and many happy years of happy feet!

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“Why do we Ignore pain until it can no longer be Ignored”

Pain is the opposite of relief, people tend to pacify it with simple ineffective solutions that subsequently compound the problem. it is our human nature to shine it off, unconcerned with the potential ramifications of allowing it to remain untreated, slowly progressing in its intensity pain forces you to take action at this point your nerve endings are on fire, your discomfort can no longer be ignored. your mobility is compromised, eclipsed is your effectiveness, and your ability to complete day-to day simple tasks…

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"Why do we Ignore pain until it can no longer be Ignored"

 Why ignore pain until it can no longer be ignored?

Pain is the opposite of relief, people  tend to pacify it with simple ineffective solutions that subsequently compound the problem. it is our human nature to shine it off, unconcerned with the potential ramifications of allowing it to remain untreated, slowly progressing in its intensity pain forces you to take action at this point your nerve endings are on fire, your discomfort can no longer be ignored. your mobility is compromised,   eclipsed is your effectiveness, and your ability to complete day-to day simple tasks. you are not your normal self. we must evaluate our life choices big and small.this is a very humbling experience in the midst of my pain i cried out to God, he formed me with his own hands, he knows me best.

He has the power to heal us, he sent me several warnings to make changes in my life.out of stubbornness and ignorance I ignored his voice. God often uses different rods to discipline his wayward children, circumstances, pain, people, God wants the very best for us, he wants to guide and protect us from dangers seen and unseen, discipline is one of his means to accomplish his purposes in our lives. we often ignore his voice until  we feel discomfort, pain is a mega-phone, it captures our attention instantly our full undivided  attention. Pain exposes our deepest vulnerabilities, we can no longer hide, we must face the facts motivated by our suffering we would not attain otherwise, this broadens the scope of our understanding and the realization of the actual reality of the physical conditions of our bodies, and are bodies limitations. In the process we are taught through our sufferings respect, consideration, and care. I know in my heart I have to make some improvements today.

 

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The phenomena of Radical Millennial

This radical generation of millennials, are controlled by the spirit of rebellion.

naturally they rebel against humanity, authority, discipline.many are products

of a single parent household, suffer from strained parental relationships…

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The phenomena of Radical Millennial

Why The blatant disrespect?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This radical generation of millennials, are controlled by the spirit of rebellion.

naturally they rebel against humanity, authority, discipline.many are products

of a single parent household, suffer from strained parental relationships. they

harbor emotional bag, from enduring and experiencing physical and psychological

abuse.

 today’s youth lack restraint in their actions and behaviors. Growing up as an

 awkward teen, my personality often shifted, between introvert and extrovert.

I was a wall flower, my parents were working middle class people. they could not afford

to provide us with hefty allowances, fancy clothes. they made an investment in our

future by giving us their wisdom, and sharing their life experiences.

 wisdom has empowered me to consult God, consider my ways, and

with God’s help make better choices, this protects us from the consequences of

bad choices. Sadly today’s millennials, lack respect for themselves and wisdom.

they are conformed to this world participating in outrageous behaviors, promoted

on social media sites,spiritually leading billions in to bondage, hindering growth

and potential. the world may never

 the untapped potential of our youth, the world may never

see our future doctors, teachers, professors, and lawyers. unrealized potential remains

dormant. we are all given unique gifts and talents to serve the world, wisdom is worth

more than rubies and choice gold. discipline is a defense,  that protects you from danger,

knowledge, and wisdom guides the choices you make, and determines the out come of

your life experiences, the more we educate, nuture, train our youth the better equipped

they will be to thrive in adversity, to over come unimaginable circumstances, to persevere

to grow, and mature to realize and reach their full potential, would send a wave of change

that would make a positive impact in the world, that would alter society by epic proportions.

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Using Handheld Devices May Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children.

A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting…

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Using Handheld Devices Cause Young Children’s Speech Delay, new study claims

While technology offers convenience on one’s life, it could also impose negativity on its users especially on children.

A new study presents the possible speech delay in children upon usage of handheld devices last May 6 during 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting.

The study was presented as an abstract entitled, “Is handheld screen time use associated with language delay in infants?” which claims that a thirty-minute daily usage of such devices increases the risk of a child’s speech delay by 49 percent.

“Handheld devices are everywhere these days,” said Dr. Catherine Birken, MD, MSc, FRCPC, the study’s principal investigator and a staff pediatrician and scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

A total of 894 children from ages six to twenty-four months participated in the study, conducted from 2011 to 2015.

Dr. Birken, says in a news release, the research findings could reinforce the policy recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to limit any type of screen media in children primarily on the younger ones, 18 months and below.

However, she also added that more research is required to have a clearer understanding of how screen devices affect a child’s speech delay – like knowing what type of content children indulge with.

Lead by the author Julia Ma, HBSc, an MPH student at the University of Toronto, the study is the first to probe the correlation between handheld screen time and risk of expressive language delay.

AAP Policy

Last year, November 2016, AAP issued their three policy statements, which detailed how children should use media and avoid unnecessary repercussions: “Media and Young Minds,” “Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents,” and “Children, Adolescents and Digital Media.”

In these policy statements, AAP encourages parents to be vigilant as they play an integral role if technology would benefit their children or not.

“Families should proactively think about their children’s media use and talk with children about it, because too much media use can mean that children don’t have enough time during the day to play, study, talk, or sleep,” said Jenny Radesky, MD, FAAP, lead author of the policy statement, “Media and Young Minds.”

AAP policy statements elaborated the effects of media on children, prominently on health issues.

With different age group as subjects, the “Media and Young Minds” included infants, toddlers and pre-school children while “Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents” focused from ages 5 to 18.

In addition, AAP released a Family Media Plan Tool on October 2016, which can be used to help parents in guiding their children for using media.

AAP Recommendations

AAP have also laid several recommendations for avoiding overexposure of children on media. These are divided into three subgroups: pediatricians, families, and industries.

See: Media and Young Minds

Source: PAS (news release), AAP (news release)

 

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