Tragedy of kids who died after falling from their home has struck again. In the latest case on June 4, a six-year-old girl plummeted 11 storeys down to the bottom of her HDB block at Ang Mo Kio. According to The Straits Times, a maid who lives in the opposite block said she heard the girl crying for her father about two hours before her fall. The maid, who gave her name only as Letecia, said: "She was crying for about 10 minutes at about 3pm. I could see her from the kitchen." She added that the window grilles in the kitchen were open. About an hour later, Ms Letecia, 53, heard the girl's cries again and saw her looking out of the kitchen window, seemingly in search of her father. The cries were heard again after 5pm when Ms Letecia was preparing dinner. This time, there was a loud sound before the cries suddenly stopped. When she looked out of the window, the girl was lying motionless on the ground, she said. It lead us to question: At what age is it appropriate for kids to be left … [Read more...] about Leaving kids alone at home: When is the right age?
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Pedro Almodovar is used to a good reception from what he called "faithful" audiences in France - so much so, the director joked on Saturday that he was "Franco-Spanish". His latest movie, a loosely autobiographical portrait of a tormented filmmaker, could up the ante for the Oscar winner after an enthusiastic response from critics at the Cannes Film Festival, where it is a contender for the top Palme D'Or award. Pain and Glory reunites Almodovar long-time collaborators Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz in a wistful dive into the world of cinema and the highs and lows of creativity. As ageing director Salvador, played by Banderas, looks back on his life, other themes dear to Almodovar take hold too, including the character's relationship with his mother and his explorations of desire and love. "I project myself in this film, but it's not to be taken literally," Almodovar, wearing dark glasses, told a news conference following the movie's Cannes premiere the night before, where it … [Read more...] about Almodovar’s ode to filmmaking hits the right notes at Cannes
STOCKHOLM: A positional switch from midfield and a new focus on scoring goals is music to the ears of Sweden's Olivia Schough as they prepare to face Thailand, Chile and the United States at next month's World Cup in France.The 28-year-old, who loves to sing in her spare time and who won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics, has endured a rocky period since Peter Gerhardsson took over as coach following Euro 2017, but feels she is hitting the right notes again."The national team can now see that I can be a striker too, and I haven't been a striker in the national team for many years. I see it as an advantage that I can play there too," she told Reuters in an interview at the training ground of her club Djurgardens IF in Stockholm.The retirement of striker Lotta Schelin, who netted 88 goals in 185 games for Sweden, has opened up a spot in the squad for a senior player like Schough with a nose for goal and an ability to create chances for others.Schough said the timing of her close season … [Read more...] about Song-loving Schough hopes to hit the right note for Sweden
By Vivian Salama WSJ Tues., May 14, 2019 WASHINGTON—President Trump signaled he was in no rush to reach a deal with China and pledged that the federal government would come to the financial aid of American farmers hurt by Beijing’s retaliatory tariffs as the trade fight between the two nations continues. “When the time is right we will make a deal with China,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter Tuesday. “My respect and friendship with President Xi [Jinping] is unlimited but, as I have told him many times before, this must be a great deal for the United States or it just doesn’t make any sense.” On Friday, the U.S. imposed duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports as the latest round of talks hit an impasse. In response, China announced on Monday it would raise tariffs on roughly $60 billion worth of U.S. imports on June 1. The U.S. is also working on a new round of tariffs that would apply to about $300 billion of Chinese imports, though … [Read more...] about Trump sees China trade deal ‘when the time is right’
The Thai No 2 tees off as one of the genuine contenders for the Volvo China Open which starts on Thursday. Jazz is currently in second place on the Asian Tour Habitat for Humanity Standings and has been on a red-hot streak since the end of 2018, notching seven top-five finishes in his last 11 events, dating back to last December. The world No 72 got his season off to a flying start by winning his third Asian Tour title in Singapore and has already secured starts in the US PGA Championship in May and The Open Championship in July. “I’m feeling really good coming into this week,” he said. “I’m having fun and enjoying myself. The Volvo China Open is a big event and a very good opportunity to regain my No 1 spot on the Asian Tour Order of Merit. “The biggest reason why I’m playing so well is because of my new coach, Peter Cowen. “I’ve been working with him since the middle of last year and things sort of … [Read more...] about Jazz hits all the right notes, driven for success