By The Canadian Press Thu., May 2, 2019 OTTAWA—Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond is retiring from competitive figure skating. She won a world title last year in Italy and two Olympic medals at the Pyeongchang Games. The 23-year-old native of Marystown, N.L., won Olympic gold in the team event and bronze in women’s singles. She also won a team silver at the Sochi Games in 2014. Her women’s world title was the first for a Canadian in 45 years. Article Continued Below Osmond announced last summer that she would take the 2018-19 season off to evaluate her future plans. More coming. Report an error Journalistic Standards About The Star SPORTS ACTION AND RE-ACTION DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX. NEW NEWSLETTER SPORTS SIGN UP … [Read more...] about Canadian figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond announces retirement
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Sport Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez will retire at the end of the season to move into coaching, calling time on a trophy-laden career spanning two decades. 03 May 2019 01:05AM Bookmark BARCELONA: Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez will retire at the end of the season to move into coaching, calling time on a trophy-laden career spanning two decades.Xavi, who has made a record 767 appearances for Barca and 133 for Spain, confirmed his retirement plans in an open letter sent to members of the Spanish media on Thursday."This is my last season as a player but I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for me as a coach," wrote Xavi, who has been playing for Qatari side Al Sadd since leaving Barca in 2015."It has been a privilege to play football until 39 years of age and now I would like to finish the season on a high by winning the Emir Cup and by getting to the next phase of the Asian Champions League."Xavi made his debut for Barca in 1998 … [Read more...] about Xavi to retire at end of season
Sadly, we at the Embassy in Bangkok have seen many instances whereU.S. citizens discover, too late,that essential, high-qualityhealth care is out of financial reach and their options are limited. As you contemplate your own preparedness, we urge you to plan for a few key expenses: medical treatment, nursing care, and, if necessary, medical evacuation. Do You Have a Plan to Receive Treatment in Thailand? Access to healthcare in the United States and Thailand differs. When you live abroad, Medicare(https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/your-health-abroad/insurance-providers-overseas.html) cannot pay for your healthcare.U.S. healthcare programs that can sometimes be used overseas, such asprivate health insurance, TRICARE (http://www.tricare-overseas.com/), andVA-provided care (https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/veterans/fmp/index.asp), work differently and may require upfront payments.As a non-Thai, youdo not enjoy the same … [Read more...] about Have a Plan for Successful Aging ?
An OFW asks, 'Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?' Question: Hi Miss Rose! I wish to check your thoughts on this po. OFW po ako in Singapore. Maganda ang health insurance coverage namin dito pero gusto naming maghanda para sa aming retirement sa Pinas probably in 10 years. Naisip naming kumuha na kami ng insurance kahit na overseas pa. Kaya lang parang walang health insurance product sa Pinas na suitable sa OFW. Any suggestions po? Mag-iipon na lang po ba kami at bibili na lang ng health insurance paguwi namin sa Pinas? Ang downside po kasi e baka may pre-existing conditions na by that time. Looking forward to your inputs po. Thanks and God bless. Answer: Hi Resie. I’m glad to hear that you currently have a good health insurance coverage in Singapore. I also admire your proactive attitude about your retirement and a good retirement definitely includes your health matters taken care of. It is … [Read more...] about An OFW asks, ‘Should I buy my health insurance now for my retirement in the Philippines 10 years from now?’
SINGAPORE: The tripartite consensus to raise the retirement age and re-employment age beyond 62 and 67 respectively is a “significant milestone” that will provide more assurance to seniors who wish to continue working, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Monday (Apr 29).“I am confident it will motivate both workers and employers to invest in skills upgrading and job redesign for older workers,” she said in her May Day Message.The tripartite workgroup was set up last May to look at whether the current retirement age and the re-employment age need to be changed, as well as examine the impact of CPF contribution rates on retirement adequacy of older workers, among other things.In March, Mrs Teo had announced during her ministry’s Committee of Supply debate that the Government, unions and employers had reached a consensus on the closely-watched issue. During the Budget debates, Nominated MP and veteran unionist Arusu Duraisamy had asked for … [Read more...] about Consensus to raise retirement, re-employment age ‘a significant milestone’: Josephine Teo