5 Days to Paralympic Games 2016

5 Days to Paralympics RIO 2016

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that September’s Paralympic Games will take place as planned, despite major budget cuts. It will act as a catalyst to positive social change in Brazil and Latin America. According to the IPC, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s budget is not at the level they originally committed to. Despite this, the Paralympic Movement’s global governing body remains confident in impact of Games in making a more equitable society. Speaking at a press conference in Rio on Friday (19 August), Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “I am fully confident Rio 2016 will be the best Games ever … Continued

Wedding extravaganza expo helps raise awareness on PWDs issues

Lifesytle -Relationship With several successful years of hosting the Indian Wedding Expo to its credit, D’Organizer (M) Sdn Bhd launched  its  inaugural Malay Wedding Expo in April.  Also held was  the company’s corporate social responsibility project  “Our Special Ones” which kicked off together with the Indian Wedding Expo,.   The four- day event started on April 22  at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre in  Kuala Lumpur.     At the pre- launch event recently ,Mathyvanan,  managing director of D’Organiser (M) Sdn Bhdsaid:   “The most memorable day in one’s life deserves the most planning! Whether the dream for the big … Continued

IRONMAN winner Zbynek Svehla

  Zbynek’s maiden Ironman Langkawi 2010 win There is something about the Ironman Triathlon event. It never fails to attract participants from near and far, be they old or young, able or disabled. And Ironman Langkawi 2010 was one such event in point. For disabled contestant Zbynek Svehla from the Czech republic, he had been taking part in the Ironman challenge since he was 19. Now, at 35 and for the first time, he won the Ironman Langkawi 2010 championship. This was his time participanting after his first triathlon in Langkawi held two years ago. The Ironman Langkawi is a … Continued

GO GO Ironman Yanagawa!

Personality Profile   Blindness was no excuse for Ironman Langkawi’s participant, Yanagawa Harumi, to have as much fun possible Fifty –four- year-old Yanagawa Harumi from Japan was the only “blind man” to participate in the Ironman Langkawi 2010. This was his fourth time contesting in this race, having been a participant in Ironman held in America, Japan and Korea among others. Yanagawa makes it a point to participate twice each year in the event. Having lost his sight when he was eight due to an eye infection, Yanagawa never despaired. He learned Braille, massage and acupuncture, going on to become … Continued

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Improving asthma control to reduce hospitalisations

Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) launched five-year campaign on World Asthma Day   May 4 is World Asthma Day. Dozens of events are planned worldwide in schools, hospitals, small village squares, and bustling city shopping malls, all with the positive theme “You Can Control Your Asthma.” Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide.  It is characterised by recurrent breathing problems and symptoms such as breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma cannot be cured, but with proper treatment most patients can achieve good control of their disease. “A major … Continued

POSITIVE PLAY AND GOOD SLEEP KEEP BABIES HEALTHY AND HAPPY

Tollyjoy and Orphancare Foundation Celebrate Baby Day 2016 With Baby Enrichment Session for Parents Babies are unique little beings, but they all share the same fundamental needs. They need love and plenty of affection in the early years to thrive and reach their full potential. They also need lots of sleep. Studies have shown that sleep corresponds significantly to growth in babies, and can influence their physical development, mood and behavior1,2. Yet, establishing healthy sleep patterns in babies can prove to be a challenge for many parents. Celebrating their signature initiative, Tollyjoy Baby Day, Tollyjoy Corporation joined hands with OrphanCARE … Continued

600 PUT ON RUNNING SHOES FOR PEAT’S SAKE

Runners contribute RM 28,000 towards peat swamp forest preservation and forest fire management at BOH Eco Trail 2016. At the flag off for the Run, Caroline Russell, CEO of BOH Plantations said, “Many of us are not aware of this special forest with its unique flora and fauna, just off the Elite Highway. By organising the Run here with the special trail into the Forest Reserve, the public has the chance to experience a natural peat swamp forestfirst hand and understand the threatstoit.We hope the Run will help raise awareness for this delicate ecosystem which is held in balance by … Continued

Dads Network Father's day Programme.

Child Passenger Safety Programme

Join us this Father’s day for our Child Passenger Safety Programme at The School jaya One, Petaling Jaya. DADs Network, an initiative by Challenges Media in support of Dads Affected by Disability, together with the Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia and The School Jaya One is pleased to organise this Child Passenger Safety programme on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Level 1, The School Jaya One, Petaling Jaya from 10am to 1pm. Activities include Child Passenger Safety Talks, Tandem bicycle programme and many more.  

Team members of AICHR Regional Forum on Media

AICHR Regional Forum on Media and Human Rights in ASEAN, 16 & 17 May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organised the AICHR Regional Forum on Media and Human Rights in ASEAN on 16 and 17 May 2016 at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. The Forum was led by AICHR-Malaysia working in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Communications and Information, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), ASEAN Secretariat and the Regional Europe-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument, Human Rights Facility (READI, HRF). The Forum was the first AICHR Priority Programme for 2016 led by Malaysia since H.E. Edmund Bon Tai Soon’s appointment as the new Representative of Malaysia to AICHR … Continued