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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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IKHWAN-MADZALAN UPSET TOP SEEDS FOR PARA BADMINTON GOLD

  MALAYSIA struck an unexpected gold in the men’s doubles wheelchair WH1-2 (impairment in one or both lower limbs) through Muhammad Ikhwan Ramli-Madzalan Saibon who upset defending champions and top seeds Junthong Dumnem-Jakarin Homhaul of Thailand 22-20, 21-19 in the ASEAN Para Games badminton final on Friday. The Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil, the venue for the badminton events, came alive as the two pairs battled for supremacy in a 37-minute thriller that kept the fans on the edge of their seats throughout. For Madzlan, whose left leg was amputated above after a motorbike accident in 1995, it was his … Continued

SIX GOLDS ON ROAD BY MALAYSIAN PARA CYCLISTS

  Six out of seven gold medals in the road race! That is how Malaysian cyclists proved their mettle in the ASEAN Para Games event held at Dataran Putrajaya  today (Thursday Sept 21). The Malaysian camp celebrated when Azlia Syafinaz Zais with her pilot Aidillina Adilla J Sam (Women’s Division B, Lim Tao Keong (Division H1-H5), Najib Turano (C4), Zuhairie Ahmad Tarmizi (Division C5), Mohamad Syazwan Roshdi (C1, C2, C3) and Aiman Asyraff Ahmad Bajuri (men’s B) shut critics with heroic performances. Malaysia’s total gold medal tally in the road race events shot to 10 from the 14 offered in … Continued

When the Blind Transcend Borders

Is vision important for one to be visionary? To Braille Without Borders, the answer is a simple “No”. Instead this “humble” organisation believes, given the chance, blind people too can prove to be visionaries. One such example is Braille Without Borders (BWB) founder Sabriye Tenberken, 38, who went on to gather blind Tibetan who had been left to die by society. Tenberken, who became blind at age 12,  set up a school for the blind in Tibet, which saw many blind Tibetan children going on to become self-supporting individuals. BWB, although a small international development organisation aims to create training … Continued

SDGs Fair

KUALA LUMPUR: The Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce (AIESEC) of University of Malaya organised SDGs fair in conjunction with the Winter National Conference last month. It was held at the faculty of law of University of Malaya. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a set of seventeen goals that was internationally agreed by more than 150 world leaders. It is part of the development goals by the United Nations that is set to be achieved by the year 2030. The seventeen SDGs are as below: Delegates of the Winter National Conference were from 14 … Continued

G3ict and World ENABLED launches Accessible Smart cities Initiative

NEWLY LAUNCHED ACCESSIBLE SMART CITIES INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE ACCESS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND AGING COMMUNITIES G3ict and World ENABLED leads the way with Microsoft support. G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs, and World ENABLED announced at the 5th M-Enabling Summit, that they are teaming up in the launch of a joint global Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative. The objective, over the coming year, is to increase awareness about the role that accessible technology must play in the planning, deployment and functioning of smart cities worldwide and how smart cities can better engage persons with disabilities and aging communities … Continued

With tablets and looking towards the future of the e-payments partnership at the launch ceremony were Datuk Haji Zakaria Haji Mohd Edris, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Housing Sabah (centre); Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid, Deputy CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (right) and Siek Kar Teck, Director, Retail Payments Division, Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corporation Sdn Bhd (MyClear).

SABAH LOCAL AUTHORITIES PARTNER WITH CIMB TO ENCOURAGE JOMPAY E-PAYMENTS

CIMB Islamic Bank appointed as Master Biller Bank for JomPAY system adopted by all 23 Sabah Local Authorities SANDAKAN, Sept 27 (Bernama) — CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad  and the Sabah Local Authorities today officially launched their JomPAY electronic payment (“e-payment”) partnership which saw all 23 Local Authorities using JomPAY for the Sabahans’ payment of assessment fees. The launch took place at the Sabah Local Authority ICT Seminar 2016 in Sandakan today. Datuk Seri Panglima Hj Hajiji Hj Noor, Minister of Local Government and Housing Sabah said, “The theme of today’s conference, ’Strengthening the ICT Culture in Local Authorities Towards Smart … Continued

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23 Malaysian Paralympians in RIO 2016

The Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio will start today and 23 Malaysian paralympians will be competing. Selina Khoo shares some statistics                                           Paralympic Games – Brief History The Paralympic Games is a multi-sport and multi-disability competition which is held every four years. The first Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960 and it has grown in terms of the number of sports and participation. In the first edition of the Games, 400 athletes from 23 countries competed in 8 sports. … Continued

On the Road to Rio with Eliezer Gabriel Buenaventura

On the Road to Rio with Eliezer Gabriel Buenaventura

Eliezer Gabriel Buenaventura has gone from one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Veracruz, Mexico, to being able to build a house for his family. Thanks to a gold medal win at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. The 18-year-old’s family could not afford to buy him clothes or shoes. As a child he sometimes had to walk barefoot. But Buenaventura was not discouraged, yet inspired. All due to his mother Susana’s every day hard work to bring food to the table. And even when he was living in a small room with his mother and brother in Veracruz, Buenaventura … Continued

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