Singapore's elderly population is projected to grow exponentially. Based on projections from the UN, 47 per cent of Singapore's total population will be aged 65 years or older in 2050. With the government taking a "your family, your problem" approach, unless you're destitute and can qualify for a welfare home, don't expect welfare payouts during your golden years. If you're caring for an elderly parent, you may also be raising your own children and building a career at the same time. Faced with space and time constraints, a nursing home seems only practical. But with news of staff hitting nursing home patients and elderly not wanting to be cared for by strangers, it is also an unpalatable solution for most. How can we care for ageing parents who don't want to live in a nursing home? Here are 3 alternatives to consider. 1. HAVE YOUR PARENT(S) MOVE IN There's no higher form of filial piety than to invite your aged parents to live with you. You could free up a room within your own flat, … [Read more...] about 3 alternatives to placing your parents in a nursing home
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SINGAPORE: Three women, aged between 26 and 47, were arrested on Wednesday (May 22) for allegedly selling counterfeit luxury goods and clothing. The police said in a news release that the women were arrested during simultaneous raids on two retail outlets at City Plaza along Geylang Road.In total, 370 pieces of trademark-infringing items with an estimated street value of about S$28,000 were seized. The confiscated items included footwear, clothing, bags, pouches, belts and scarves.“Distribution and sale of counterfeit goods are serious offences and the police will not hesitate to take tough action against perpetrators who profit at the expense of legitimate business and consumers," said police.Those found guilty of selling or distributing goods with false trademarks face a fine of up to S$100,000 and/or up to five years in jail. … [Read more...] about 3 arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit goods in City Plaza
Business Wall Street Journal-owner News Corp reported a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by strong growth in earnings at its book publishing and subscription video services units. 10 May 2019 05:22AM Bookmark REUTERS: Wall Street Journal-owner News Corp reported a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by strong growth in earnings at its book publishing and subscription video services units.Trying to offset declines in print advertising, News Corp has been focusing on its book publishing business, which includes the famous HarperCollins brand, and its digital businesses."News Corp reaped rewards from our digital strategy this quarter, underscored by a robust rise in digital subscriptions across our media properties, a sharp increase in digital audio book sales," Chief Executive Robert Thomson said.The company, controlled by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, said HarperCollins' core earnings rose 29 percent in the quarter, helped by strong sales of audio books … [Read more...] about News Corp posts surprise profit as HarperCollins profits grow
By Susan Delacourt National Columnist Tues., April 30, 2019 The SNC-Lavalin saga appears to have been a real money-maker for the Conservatives. Fundraising totals released Tuesday by the federal political parties show the Conservatives pulled in about $8 million in the first three months of 2019 — more than double the $3.8 million raised by the governing Liberals. Conservatives are perennially better than any other party at squeezing dollars out of their supporters, but they were boasting this particular return as a “Canadian political fundraising record.” “After the SNC-Lavalin scandal, it’s clear Canadians want change,” Leader Andrew Scheer was quoted as saying in the news release. Liberals were putting the best face on their results, boasting that they had expanded their base of grassroots supporters, but the $3.8 million raised in the first three months of 2019 is also $2.6 million less than Justin Trudeau’s team … [Read more...] about Political donors are in the market for protest, not influence
By Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau Mon., April 29, 2019 OTTAWA—How to visit a disaster zone without a creating a public relations disaster? It’s a question politicians juggle with each wildfire, flood and tornado strike. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was reminded of the perils of such visits Saturday when he visited an Ottawa neighbourhood hit by record floodwaters and got berated by one volunteer who accused him of tying up relief efforts. “You know how long you’ve held up people picking up bags?” the volunteer said to the prime minister. “While you’re here, no one can pick up sand. You held people up. All your RCMP and security held people up,” he said. Trudeau replied that he understood his frustrations with security, but said he was happy to speak with those on site and hopefully encourage others to volunteer. The prime minister had been briefed on emergency efforts to help homeowners and had spent time … [Read more...] about Did Trudeau help or hinder flood-relief efforts in an Ottawa neighbourhood?