Sunday, 26 February 2017

Simple hand clapping exercise for periarthritis and other illnesses - in Cantonese

This simple exercise is good for those with periarthritis or frozen shoulders. As there are 3 organ meridians on the fingers, this exercise is also good for the lungs, heart and intestines.

Forum: Time to review service charges at dining places

Owners of food and beverage businesses should review the 10 per cent service charge they impose on their customers in order to keep the industry competitive.

At many F&B outlets, customers now use self-service monitors and tablets to place their orders or to ask for the bill.

That being the case, I wonder if it is still appropriate for consumers to continue paying the 10 per cent service charge.

Many businesses may be claiming grants under the Productivity and Innovation Credit scheme, or get a tax offset for their purchases of software and hardware.

At the same time, they could be reducing the number of service staff to lower costs.

Yet, they still impose the service charge.

Only a dining experience which includes interaction with service staff, and tapping their knowledge as a guide on the selection of the food and drink warrants a service charge.

Sum Kam Weng


Exceptional company: Art contest raises $30k for charity

Ms Tan of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund receiving the cheque yesterday from Tipex's Mr Sim at Tipex's office. Also present was Keming Primary's Rachel Chng, showing her winning entry.

More than 60 pupils took part in last year's edition and the winners received colouring pens, cash and a trophy.

The top three works of art in each category, lower and upper primary, were reproduced on limited-edition tissue boxes.

The boxes were sold from June to November last year and 20 cents were donated to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fun for every pack of five boxes sold.

Tipex has been supporting the fund, which donates money to children and youth from low-income families, since 2009.