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PROMINENT SPEAKERS TO SHARE EXPERTISE AT 6TH GLOBAL SUMMIT ON URBAN TOURISM

  The upcoming 6th Global Summit on Urban Tourism (GSUT) 2017 in Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur will feature an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, representing the who’s who of the tourism industry. Themed “Sustainable and Competitive Tourism on the New Urban Agenda” this year, the summit aims at promoting a globally shared vision and a strategic approach to readdress the tools to adapt to the new paradigms in urban tourism while achieving coherence among the tourism activities, urban development policies and the economic and social benefits for the local inhabitants through integrated planning, efficient governance, knowledge management and professionalism in … Continued

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4 Things Persons with Disabilities Can Do to Stay Active

Whether you’ve been living with a disability for several years or just a little while, if you struggle to stay active or participate in sports; disability advocate Jenny Wise shares some ways you can be active and fit. .   Sometimes, the struggle is because you don’t know where to find inclusive activities, and sometimes the struggle is with yourself because you are afraid you can’t play a sport or participate in an activity with your disability. Don’t allow your insecurities, doubts, or fear hold you back. You can stay as active as you want to be, with your disability. … Continued

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Sudoku in Sign Language

Sudoku in Sign Language Challenges Media brings  a whole new dimension to creative learning. Grab the opportunity to learn numbers in sign language and hone your mathematical and analytical skills at the same time with our latest publications as follow. Our latest series of Sudoku in Sign Language is available in a combo gift pack  at 38% discount for this festive season. Purchase the Sudoku in Sign Language Gift Pack at RM60 today (Normal Price RM96). To buy now :    

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I am an Enabler not a Disabler

Rajvin Kaur Randhawa, 32 . was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was one year old. Today the motivational speaker and blogger shares her message for World Cerebral Palsy Day 2017 with Challenges readers.   Cerebral Palsy slows me down but it never has and will never be a hindrance to stop me from achieving my life goals and I am proud to say I am never giving up in life and will continue to be a successful individual in society. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy – spastic quadripledgia at the age of one. Some of you maybe wondering … Continued

A VOLUNTEER’S EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL INCLUSION

College Beat. It was the first time Matthew Wu Haoyu volunteered at a football tournament for children with and without disabilities. A volunteer of the AIESEC International participants programme from China, Matthew shared his experience here.   July 26, 2017 was a nice day. At 8 a.m., the NPNG Sports Centre in Damansara  Damai was preparing football matches. That was when we, the Aiesecers, arrived in batches. My batch arrived first, but because we were not familiar with the coaches, we did not help start the events right away. After that, the more experienced batch came and helped set up … Continued

66 RECORD-BREAKING FEATS IN GAMES

THE 9th ASEAN Para Games, which ended on Saturday (23 Sept) saw a total of 66 record-breaking feats by athletes from seven of the 11 nations in swimming, athletics and powerlifting. Indonesian swimmers rewrote 28 of the 47 new Games record set at the National Aquatics Centre in Bukit Jalil followed by Malaysia (7), Vietnam (6), Myanmar (2), Singapore (2) and one each by Philippines and Thailand. Among the Indonesians swimmers who set new records are Marinus Melianus in the men’s 50m breaststroke SB13 in 34.05s (old mark 36.16s), Guntur (men’s 50m breaststroke SB8 – 36.78s (old mark 37.33s) and … Continued

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MALAYSIA END 12-YEAR WAIT WITH GOLD IN GOALBALL

HISTORY was created and the national anthem Negara Ku was played once again, albeit the last time, when the men’s goalball team dethroned five-time ASEAN Para Games champions Thailand 9-5 in the final at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Saturday (Sept 23). Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of the Malaysian players, who went in as underdogs, at the final whistle at 12.45pm. They had after all put up a brave front against the indomitable Thais who were dominant in the sport since 2005. The gold medal came after a 12-year wait as the Malaysians have … Continued

TING Ing Hock, Malaysia’s most senior Para table tennis players

SUPRIYATNA DENIES ING HOCK OF SECOND GOLD

TING Ing Hock, Malaysia’s most senior Para table tennis players, failed in his mission of a second gold medal when he lost to Indonesian Supriyatna Gumilar 3-0 in the men’s Class 9 final at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on Saturday (Sept 23). Backed by a vociferous band of supporters, Supriyatna turned on the power against the Malaysian to win 11-8, 11-7 and 11-9. Chee Chaoming, another Malaysian player, and Myanmar’s Saw Hay Htoo shared the bronze medals. In the women’s singles Class 5, Roslinda Br Manurung defeated Malaysian Azila Alias 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 11-0) for the gold. … Continued

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NINETY GOLD MEDALS IS COMMENDABLE EFFORT

THE National Sports Council (NSC) has expressed satisfaction with the 90 gold medals won by the Malaysian contingent in the 9th ASEAN Para Games which concluded on Saturday (23 Sept). National Sports Council Director-General, Datuk Ahmad Shapawi Ismail, said although the target of 103 gold medals set for the contingent fell short by 13 gold, it was nevertheless a commendable effort. “We had targeted to emerge as overall champions but 90 gold is also a good achievement as we finished second behind Indonesia,” said Datuk Ahmad Shapawi. “It was a great improvement as compared to our third-placing at the 2015 … Continued

Asean Para Games 2017 closing ceremony

COLOURFUL CEREMONY MARKS END OF GAMES

IT was a night filled with fun, joy and colourful celebration as contingents, athletes and officials bid farewell to Kuala Lumpur following the conclusion of the 9th ASEAN Para Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Saturday (23 Sept). Over the last seven days, sporting fans were treated with many exciting action and inspiring display of grit and determination by some 1,200 athletes from 11 nations. Deputy Prime Minister YAB Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi declared the Games officially closed at 9.12pm (Malaysian time), marking the end of the biennial Games which saw the … Continued