Jakarta. After earning worldwide praises for its second Asian Games this year, Indonesia continued its good run as host by organizing the Asian Para Games for the first time. The international multi-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities was held in Jakarta from Oct. 6 to 13. A total of 3,000 athletes from 43 countries competed in 568 events in 18 disciplines during the Asian Para Games. More than 1,900 officials and 8,000 volunteers – both disabled and non-disabled – also participated in the Para Games, making it the biggest para-sports event ever held in Indonesia. At the opening ceremony, the chairman of the Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (Inapgoc), Raja Sapta Oktohari, said the Para Games' main objective is to celebrate the talents and spirit of disabled people. Asian Paralympic Committee president Majid Rashed said this year’s Asian Para Games took in the largest number of participating athletes and countries in its history. Despite being … [Read more...] about Ironically, Lack of Accessibility Still Plagues Jakarta’s Asian Para Games
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Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: Pierre Png is smoulderingly hot property right now, having a prominent role in the much-heralded film Crazy Rich Asians, which took in US$25.3 million (S$34.6 million) on its opening weekend in the US.But when he arrived for our meeting two days after the film’s red carpet premiere here, he looked exhausted – and even a little shell-shocked.Everything was only just starting to sink in, he confided – the film’s success, the part he’d played in it, and the magnitude of its significance for the American movie-making industry.With Crazy Rich Asians being heralded as a milestone for diversity and racial representation in Hollywood, one can only imagine that if the industry players who are riding on this hype really believe in what they are saying, more opportunities will arise in the near future for actors of Asian ethnicity to be cast in lead roles.And since … [Read more...] about Pierre Png: Singapore’s best bet for a bona fide Hollywood leading man?
8 things to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (philstar.com) - April 25, 2018 - 5:23pm MANILA, Philippines — Not a Marvel nerd? No problem! Before heading out to the cinemas to catch the showing of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” here are some basic things you might want to know to understand and have a better appreciation of the movie. 1. “Avengers: Infinity War” marks the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10th anniversary. The movie is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s year-long 10th anniversary celebration, which began with an iconic “class photo” of over 80 actors and filmmakers that played as Marvel superheroes through the years. Besides Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, and Jeremy Renner, among those in the class … [Read more...] about 8 things to know before watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’
Football season never ends. It might feel like a few weeks ago the Philadelphia Eagles were walking into the sunset with their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. But teams are already loading up in the NFL offseason to get themselves ready for the 2018 Draft and hopefully a run at next year’s Super Bowl. We’ve already seen big changes at quarterback across the league that will shape the season to come and thus have shifted the power structure of the NFL since we left it back in February. Thus, we’ve put together an offseason Power Ranking to keep track of where every team stands in the midst of a busy offseason. Take a look below and see where your team fits in the mix. 32. Miami Dolphins source Joe Skipper/Getty Images 2017 record: 6-10 Biggest additions: Signed RB Frank Gore, signed QB Brock Osweiler Biggest losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, LB Lawrence Timmons One thing to know: The most significant determining factor for the Dolphins … [Read more...] about NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand in the middle of a chaotic offseason
caption Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther.” source Disney The Marvel Cinematic Universe has shied away from killing off major characters. Even in “Captain America: Civil War,” when James Rhodes/War Machine is shot down, he is paralyzed rather than killed. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been notable deaths. Business Insider looked back at the MCU and found 30 major deaths, which we then ranked from least sad to most. It should come as no surprise that most of the villain deaths are ranked toward the bottom. We excluded characters that died, but were eventually resurrected – Agent Phil Coulson died in “The Avengers,” but came back in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” television show on ABC, and Bucky Barnes died in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” but has since returned as the Winter Soldier. We’ll see if any of our favorite characters meet an end … [Read more...] about The 30 most important deaths in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ranked by how sad they were