Questions remain over woman, 80, who died alone in her condo unit, Latest Singapore News

By all accounts, Madam Lily Loh, a woman in her 80s who lived with her pet dog in her Katong condominium, did not have any visitors.

The last time anyone saw her was in January last year, when a neighbour spotted her.

Letters began to accumulate outside her apartment door, three in April last year, according to a neighbour who spoke and provided photographs to media website

Two were from PUB regarding a change in the water meter, and another appeared to be court papers addressed to her from the condominium management dated April 17 last year.

With no sign of Madam Loh, the concerned neighbour eventually shared this with a resident who knew Member of Parliament for Mountbatten, Mr Lim Biow Chuan, whose jurisdiction the estate falls under.

The resident informed Mr Lim on Nov 1, and he forwarded the information to the police.

Last Monday, the police

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Man who died in mower-milk tanker crash was Transport Agency contractor

A man who died in a crash on State Highway 5 has been named.


A man who died in a crash on State Highway 5 has been named.

A man who died in a crash involving a milk tanker and mower tractor can now be named.

He was Brooke John Thomas, 55, from Reporoa.

Emergency services were called to the crash on State Highway 5 between Waiohotu and Galaxy roads about 10.45am on Wednesday, a police spokeswoman said.

At the time of the crash Thomas was undertaking work for NZ Transport Agency’s Central Waikato Network Outcomes Contract.

* One dead after milk tanker-mowing tractor crash on State Highway 5 near Rotorua

General manager, safety, health and environment Greg Lazzaro said Waka Kotahi was saddened by the fatal crash and their thoughts were with all of those affected by the tragic event.

“Everyone should be able to go to work and expect to come home safely at the end of the

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A veteran died in a Florida jail. Two years later, video shows he was tased, left convulsing in a cell.

For two years, the family of U.S. Army veteran Gregory Lloyd Edwards only knew what his last moments in a Florida jail were like from the reporting of a local newspaper.

a man holding his hand up: Sheriff Wayne Ivey swears in several officers at the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Titusville, Fla., on Nov. 1, 2017. (Photo by Willie J. Allen Jr. for The Washington Post/file)

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Sheriff Wayne Ivey swears in several officers at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Titusville, Fla., on Nov. 1, 2017. (Photo by Willie J. Allen Jr. for The Washington Post/file)

In dozens of articles, Florida Today journalists tried to fill in gaps about what happened to Edwards while he was in Brevard County Sheriff’s Office custody on Dec. 10, 2018. But the agency refused to publicly share the security camera footage of a brawl with deputies and what followed — leaving the family, reporters and the community with mounting questions about how the Black former U.S. Army combat medic died.

On Friday, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey published the video,

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Army needs to rescue personal care homes, says brother of woman who died at Maples

James Ottenbreit says the time has come to call in the military to take charge of Manitoba personal care homes battling COVID-19 outbreaks. 

The loss of his 69-year-old sister, Donna O’Connell, came as a shock to his family who were told she was showing a few symptoms of COVID-19 but was otherwise OK.

“I’m just beside myself,” he said. “My sister passed away in the middle of the night in a dark room by herself.” 

O’Connell — a well-known taxi driver who had moved into a care home following a head injury — died just after midnight on Wednesday.

Donna O’Connell was well known in the North End where she used to drive a taxi cab for Duffy’s. She died Wednesday at age 69. (Submitted by Jim Ottenbreit)

Ottenbreit says he’s speaking out because immediate action must be taken to avoid more deaths.

“The army has to come in because

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As pandemic raged and thousands died, government regulators cleared most nursing homes of infection-control violations

At the outset of a looming pandemic, just weeks after the first known coronavirus outbreak on U.S. soil, the woman responsible for helping to protect 1.3 million residents in America’s nursing homes laid out an urgent strategy to slow the spread of infection.

The coronavirus ravaged a Kirkland nursing home – leaving families to pick up the pieces



In the suburbs of Seattle, federal inspectors had found the Life Care Center of Kirkland failed to properly care for ailing patients or alert authorities to a growing number of respiratory infections. At least 146 other nursing homes across the country had confirmed coronavirus cases in late March when Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, vowed to help “keep what happened in Kirkland from happening again.”


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The federal agency and its state partners, Verma said, would conduct a series

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Feds are sending doctors, nurses to aid N.J. veterans homes where almost 200 have died

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that doctors and nurses from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will spend the next month at two of New Jersey’s veterans nursing homes, where 190 residents died from the coronavirus.

The news comes just days after the governor accepted the resignation of Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale, the adjutant general who oversees the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Murphy also announced Friday the CEOs of the veterans homes in Menlo Park and Paramus, where 101 and 89 residents died, respectively, will be replaced.

“Especially as we begin to transition to new leadership at our veterans homes, these additional hands will play an essential role,” the governor said during his routine pandemic briefing in Trenton.

“This staff support began this morning and will continue for at least four weeks,” Murphy said.

“I thank Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie – who I have

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New Jersey Governor Replaces Officials Who Supervised Homes Where Nearly 200 Died of Covid-19

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy replaced top officials at the state’s veterans affairs agency on Friday, less than two weeks after a Wall Street Journal investigation showed deadly lapses at one of its facilities amid a Covid-19 outbreak.

Gov. Murphy’s announcement said that effective immediately, the top Department of Military and Veterans Affairs official, Maj. Gen. Jemal Beale, would be replaced by a deputy at the agency. He said a new interim administrator would be appointed at the agency’s Menlo Park Veterans Memorial home, the focus of the Journal report, and at a second home the agency runs in Paramus, N.J.

The agency official overseeing operations at both facilities, Sean Van Lew, is also being replaced, he announcement said.

Jemal Beale was succeeded by a deputy as the top New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs official.


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The state has attributed nearly

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