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2014-03-17 16:27:29

Riddle's Book, "Disability and Justice," Challenges Capabilities Approach UTICA, N.Y., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Is there justice in the capabilities approach? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130916/DC80456LOGO Dr. Christopher A. Riddle, director of the Applied Ethics Institute and assistant professor of philosophy at Utica College, discusses just this in his book "Disability and Justice: The Capabilities Approach in Practice." Riddle explains, "The...

2014-03-15 23:03:06

The Special Olympics is always accepting donations to better the training of the athletes and coaches. G.A.L. Inc is a proud supporter of Special Olympics and its athletes. Fairlawn, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 15, 2014 While people still use traditional means to pledge money to Special Olympics, there are some groups who have found their own way to raise money. The Polar Bear Plunge, which started almost 50 years before Special Olympics, has started collecting donations through the yearly...

2014-03-15 20:20:51

#WHATSTHERE SOCHI, RUSSIA, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's National Sledge Team has won the bronze medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, defeating Norway 3-0 in Saturday's bronze medal game at Shayba Arena. The medal is Canada's fourth all-time at the Paralympics; it won gold in 2006 in Torino, Italy, silver in 1998 in Nagano, Japan, and bronze in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway, in addition to this year's third-place finish. Saturday's contest was a rematch of the bronze...

2014-03-15 12:20:28

Dynamic duo will leave Games with gold and two bronze #WHATSTHERE SOCHI, Russia, March 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Sixteen-year-old Mac Marcoux - the youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team - proved that age doesn't matter when it comes to winning Paralympic medals when he captured gold in men's giant slalom at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday, adding to the two bronze medals he claimed earlier in the Games. In his final race of his first Paralympics, Marcoux, of...

2014-03-14 23:04:19

Allsup explains what to expect with a hearing for SSDI benefits. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 More people than ever before attended a video hearing last year while seeking Social Security disability benefits, pointing to the value of having a representative, according to Allsup. The company, based in Belleville, Ill., has helped hundreds of thousands of people qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The number of video hearings increased to 179,308 in...

2014-03-14 20:21:20

SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Members of the Canadian Paralympic Team will return to Canada following the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, with the majority arriving in Canada on March 17 and 18. Below is a sport-by-sport list of the scheduled arrivals in local time. Media are invited for photo and interview opportunities at airport arrivals areas. All flights are subject to change. There may also be changes en route without notice. Air Canada and the Canadian...

2014-03-14 16:22:26

SOCHI, Russia, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Sit-skier Josh Dueck won Canada's third gold medal of the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games on Friday in men's super combined, adding to the silver medal in men's downhill he earned earlier in the week. The 33-year-old from Kimberley, B.C., who gained worldwide acclaim in 2012 when he became the first person in the world to complete a backflip in a sit-ski, was fifth following the first run of the super combined, men's slalom. Dueck was still in...

2014-03-13 20:23:26

SOCHI, Russia, March 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Corbin Watson (Kingsville, Ont.) made 7 saves, but Canada's National Sledge Team couldn't find the back of the net and dropped a 3-0 decision to the United States in a Thursday semifinal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The loss means Canada will face Norway for the bronze medal on Saturday (5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT). It's the third consecutive Paralympics the Canadians and Norwegians will meet for a medal, with the teams splitting the...

2014-03-12 23:00:32

People who have invested heavily to become highly trained specialists in their field should also invest in protecting their income with a rock-solid disability insurance policy. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Own-occupation insurance is not just for athletes but also for anyone who makes a significant income based on a skilled trade. For a neurosurgeon, the tools of their trade are their hands…what would happen if a neurosurgeon fell off her bike while riding and broke her wrist?...

2014-03-12 20:23:39

SOCHI, Russia, March 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Para-Nordic skier Brian McKeever's second gold medal of these Games highlighted Canada's fifth day of competition in Sochi, along with a silver-medal performance by para-alpine skier Kimberly Joines in the women's sitting category, though still considered unofficial until an appeal process takes place tomorrow. What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games: PARA-NORDIC SKIING Brian McKeever (Canmore, Alta.) and...


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2010-09-23 19:56:17

The Braille system is a method that is widely used by blind people to read and write. It was devised in 1821 by Louis Braille, a blind Frenchman. The Braille characters are made up of six dot positions arranged in a rectangle containing two columns of three dots each. Including a subset when dots are not raised, there are sixty-four possible subsets. The positions on the grid are number 1-3 from top to bottom, on the left, and 4-6 from top to bottom on the right. Horizontal Braille text is...

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