Day: May 26, 2022

Local Non-Profit Aims to Promote Exercise by Teaching Underprivileged Kids Pickleball

People playing pickleball (L) and an image of a pickleball paddle with two balls (R) (Photos: Wikipedia and OvertAnalyzer via Wikipedia)

May 19, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A local nonprofit wants to keep some of the borough’s underprivileged children in good health by promoting exercise via a new sport.

The Floating Hospital, a Long Island City-based organization that provides healthcare services to underserved communities, will soon be coaching some of the city’s homeless children how to play a unique racket sport.

The sport, called pickleball, is a cross between tennis, ping pong and badminton. It is growing in popularity because it is considered to be easy to play, and people of nearly all skill levels can participate.

Several healthcare educators who work at the Floating Hospital will learn the game themselves next Wednesday and, in turn, teach the children how to play. The non-profit serves nearly 5,000 children across the

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2023 BMW 3-Series, 2023 Land Rover Defender, Chiron Super Sport dyno run: Today’s Car News

BMW’s 3-Series has undergone its mid-cycle update. The exterior design hasn’t changed much but inside there’s a new digital dash with an infotainment screen that measures 14.9 inches. Production for the U.S. will also be handled exclusively at a BMW Group plant in Mexico.

A stretched Land Rover Defender is coming soon and will likely offer V-8 power. To be called the Defender 130, the stretched Defender will offer seating for up to eight and will be sold in the U.S. from the 2023 model year.

Bugatti has gained access to a dynamometer designed for high-performance cars with all-wheel-drive systems. Its first model tested was the Chiron Super Sport which was shown to be more powerful than advertised.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

2023 BMW 3-Series receives nip and tuck with upgraded technology

2023 Land Rover Defender 130 debuts

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Michael Vick says he won’t be unretiring to play in Fan Controlled Football league

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Michael Vick isn’t coming out of retirement after all. The former star NFL quarterback — best known for his tenures with the Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles — was expected to join the startup league Fan Controlled Football, according to a report by Reuters, but the 41 year old tweeted Sunday that he’ll be staying retired. 

“I hung ’em up in 2015 never to return again,” Vick said on Twitter. “Had an amazing time and accomplished so much. I say that to say, they’re going to stay hung up and I will not be coming out of retirement.”

Though Vick won’t be joining him, personal friend and Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens signed with the league earlier this year. Johnny Manziel is another notable former NFL player participating in Fan Controlled Football, a condensed 7-on-7 style version of football that takes place on

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