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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MADRID: Sergio Ramos on Thursday (May 30) dismissed speculation he could leave Real Madrid this summer by insisting he wants to retire at the club and has made up with president Florentino Perez.Madrid captain Ramos called a press conference at Madrid's training ground in Valdebebas to "end as soon as possible any rumours that have arisen".He continued: "I want to make my future clear, I'm a Madridista (Real Madrid fan), I want to retire here and what better way than to rebuild this team?"The day I leave I'd like to say goodbye through the front door, by winning."Ramos and Perez had a heated argument in March following Madrid's defeat by Ajax in the Champions League, and their relationship has been strained ever since.Perez claimed in an interview with Spanish radio station Onda Cero on Monday that Ramos said he had an offer to move to China but the club were unable to afford the transfer. Perez said he replied Madrid would not allow their captain to leave for free."I have never wanted … [Read more...] about Football: ‘I want to retire at Real Madrid,’ says Ramos
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
LONDON: Former Manchester United defender John O'Shea will retire at the end of the season, Championship club Reading announced on Tuesday (Apr 30).The Republic of Ireland international won five Premier League titles at Old Trafford, as well as the FA Cup and the Champions League.On Tuesday, his 38th birthday, O'Shea announced his retirement, having spent the final season of his playing career at Reading after a seven-year stint at Sunderland.As well as making nearly 400 appearances for United, O'Shea also played more than 100 times for Ireland."A fabulous playing career is coming to a close - today, on his 38th birthday, John O'Shea has announced he is to retire at the end of the season," tweeted Reading."Just a very small part of his playing days have been spent with the Royals, but he has amassed a medal collection that any player would be extremely proud of, winning almost everything possible during almost 20 years as a professional footballer."United tweeted out some of his … [Read more...] about Football: Ex-Man Utd player O’Shea to retire at end of season
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