Thursday, 2 March 2017

Exceptional people: Today Enable Fund raises $265k for people with disabilities

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong with some of the performers

The TODAY Enable Fund has raised S$265,000 for people with disabilities, organisers announced, following a charity dinner and auction at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel on Tuesday evening (Feb 28).

Launched last December by local newspaper TODAY and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, the fund is meant empower people with physical disabilities by supporting their aspirations and funding transition-to-work programmes and by encouraging community integration efforts.

Ref: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/today-enable-fund-raises-s-265-000-for-people-with-disabilities/3556572.html

Exceptional people: Footballer heroically saves his opponent's life


Togolese striker, Francis Kone, who plays for Slovacko in the Czech First League, acted quickly after opposition goalkeeper Martin Berkovec began to choke on his own tongue, having been knocked out during a collision with another Slovacko player.

Assessing the danger immediately, Kone put his hand in the goalkeeper's mouth to unblock his throat and prevent him for suffocating.

Ref: https://sg.sports.yahoo.com/news/footballer-heroically-saves-opponents-life-125406106.html

Lesson learnt here: It is good to learn something about first aid, because you might just save someone.

Video: Knee surgery avoided after 20 minutes paida-lajin (拍打,拉筋)


Other demo videos by Master HongChi Xiao on paida and lajin:


Note: Lajin can also be done on the floor as shown below.