[AI] Daily Eyeway Alerts

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Fri Jul 24 04:37:46 PDT 2015

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1. News-

The Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), Vellore district branch, would
be conducting the district level National Painting Competition 2015 at the
P. Dhandapani Mudaliar Thirumana Mandapam here from 9.30 a.m. on July
28Sarada Ramanathan, Joint Secretary of the project said in a release that
the competition was being held for two categories, i.e., normal children
and differently-abled children. There are three groups in the normal
category, i.e., Green Group (5-8 years), White Group (9-12 years) and Blue
Group (13-16 years), and two groups in the differently-abled category,
viz., Yellow Group (5-10 years) and Red Group (11-18 years). The
differently-abled category would have the following subgroups each in the
Yellow and Red Groups: a) cerebral palsy/multiple disability; b) mentally
challenged; c) visually impaired; d) speech/hearing-impaired. .  The
winning entries would be sent for the State-level competition, while the
winning entries in the State-level competition would be sent to the
National Level Competition. The winners would be eligible to receive
monthly scholarship. The paintings selected for the award at the national
level will be eligible for a first prize of Rs. 5000, second prize of Rs.
3000 and third prize of Rs. 2000. More at
Blind adventurer Mark Pollock sues friends over paralysing 2010 fall from
window of their house. Commonwealth Games medal winner Mark Pollock is
suing Enda and Madeline Cahill after the 25-foot plunge onto the patio of
their home in Henley. The 39-year-old originally from Holywood Co Down and
who now lives in Dublin, suffered a 'catastrophic spinal chord injury' when
he fell, his barrister Christopher Wilson-Smith QC told the High Court. The
disaster struck in July 2010, just weeks before he was due to marry his
fiancée - solicitor Simone George. More at

Government Told to File Objections to Club Plea. The High Court on Thursday
directed the state government to file its objections to a petition filed by
Bangalore Club, by July 28. Hearing the club’s petition, Justice
Raghavendra S Chauhan directed it to furnish copies of the amended petition
wherein it had incorporated a challenge to the July 20, 2015 order passed
by Bengaluru North Assistant Commissioner N Mahesh Babu asking them to hand
over the 233-square-yard property to the government within seven days. HC
Comes to Aid of Visually Challenged. The High Court on Thursday came to the
rescue of a 24-year-old visually challenged person who wanted to write an
exam. In a relief to V Prithviraj Aithal, who suffers from 75 per cent low
vision, Justice Raghavendra S Chauhan directed the authorities to provide
him with a scribe during the civil judges recruitment exam to be held on
July 25 for recruitment to 211 posts of civil judges. Justice Chauhan
directed the authorities to give Aithal extra time to complete his
examination. More at

 2. Product-

Snakes and Ladders which is one of the most famous board games has now been
made into a computer game especially for the visually impaired now
available in Sparsh Products, Dehradun. The game can be played with your
family, friends or if you are alone you can play with the computer as well.
The game is totally speech enabled and is easily accessible. The price is
Rs. 900/-. In case of any query or to place an order:  call on 9837088334,
email to: info at sparshproducts.com <info at sparshproducts.com>. More at

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