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Where There's a Wheel

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:04 -- admin

At Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar, a large group of people gathered early on Sunday morning. A neatly painted lane pointed towards the exit from Gate number 4. From the starting point, 30 cars stood bumper-to-bumper waiting for the signal to be given. At about 7.45 am, the first car was released at the Blind Men's Car Drive. People sporting red caps and t-shirts spelt support.

National athletics meet for visually challenged

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 10:49 -- admin

Approximately 400 athletes from all over the country will be seen in action in the 8th edition of the National Athletics for the Visually Challenged to be organized by the Punjab Sports Association for the visually challenged persons with the help of Bharat Blinds Sewak Samaj at Baddowal village on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road on April 17 and 18.


The information was given at a press conference here today by chief organiser Gurpreet Singh Chahal and organizing committee chairman Tit Ram.


Chess tourney for the blind begins

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:46 -- admin

On a day when Vishwanathan Anand won the world chess championship for the fifth time, as many as 106 visually impaired players competed against one another at the all-India chess tournament here at the Devnar School for the Blind on Wednesday.
Twenty of the players are currently ranked with the world chess federation body and Darshan Patel was the top seed at this tourney as he has 1838 points.
With age being no bar, children too got into the fray in right earnest and took on much older opponents.

Washout gives England 2-0 win

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:27 -- admin

The last game of the Twenty20 series between the England and Australia Visually Impaired cricket teams was washed out at Feckenham CC, meaning a 2-0 England victory.
Following the same fate for the first match on Sunday, the hosts won both legs of a double-header yesterday at Leamington CC to take revenge for Australia’s 3-0 one-day whitewash.
Luke Sugg, England captain for the T20 rubber, said: "I'm delighted to win the T20 series. There have been some excellent contributions throughout both series.

Rally for visually impaired goes the Time Speed Distance way

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:06 -- admin

It's time for the visually impaired to prove their navigating skills when Foresight - Car Rally for the Blind 2012 gets under way on Sunday.
The Time Speed Distance rally, organised by the Bangalore Knight Round Table (BKRT), in association with Round Table India (RTI), will be flagged off from Palace grounds and finishes at the same point, covering a distance of 45 km in two hours and 30 minutes with an average speed of 45 kph.

Blind Olympic torch bearer to run using only smartphone as guide

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 15:55 -- admin

"If you had asked me three years ago if training alone was possible while being blind I would have said no," Mr Wheatcroft told "Now I do it and ... I realize perhaps a lot of things are possible."
The RunKeeper app uses the GPS tracker in the iPhone to track your runs, including duration, distance, pace, calories burned, and path traveled on a map. The app reads your current stats over your headphones as you run, and the virtual coach warns if you are ahead or behind pace.


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