Off-duty medic saves jogger's life

Warrant Officer Shahid Ahmad Mohamed

He was not wearing his paramedic uniform, but that did not stop Warrant Officer Shahid Ahmad Mohamed from leaping to the assistance of a male jogger who collapsed at 1 Woodlands Drive 64 on Tuesday morning.

The paramedic from Ang Mo Kio Fire Station was on his way to work at about 8am. He attempted to resuscitate the middle-aged jogger, who had no pulse and was not breathing.

He assessed the man, who had suffered a cardiac arrest, and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on its Facebook page yesterday.

While he was doing so, an ambulance was on its way. The SCDF said that the jogger, who is in hospital, wants to meet the paramedics to show appreciation for their help.

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STAND-OFF: The man refused to let the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team officers into his bedroom.
STAND-OFF: The man refused to let the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team officers into his bedroom.
RESCUED: The man, who is in his 20s, was wheeled out to a waiting ambulance.

A shouting match that went on for about four hours in a flat on Wednesday night ended with the arrest of a 26-year-old naked man.

Neighbours had heard quarrelling in a sixth-storey flat of Block 606, Clementi West Street 1, from 8pm. An elderly couple live in the flat with their grown-up son and daughter.

At about 11.30pm, the daughter shouted for help from a window and the police were called.

When they arrived, the man locked himself inside a bedroom and threatened to jump. With the help of the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the police later forced their way into the room and arrested the man for voluntary causing hurt with dangerous means.

The New Paper understands that the man had thrown a brass figurine at his mother and hit her on the head.

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Ex-YOG football star arrested for drug offences

Hanafi, dubbed the “Gelek Prince” for his dribbling skills, was part of the much-vaunted 2010 YOG bronze-winning football team
Hanafi, dubbed the “Gelek Prince” for his dribbling skills, was part of the much-vaunted 2010 YOG bronze-winning football team

Footballer Hanafi Akbar, who starred for Singapore at the 2010 Youth Olympics Games (YOG), was arrested for drug offences on Wednesday (Jan 28) morning.

The New Paper understands that the 19-year-old, once considered one of Singapore’s most exciting prospects, was arrested around 5am outside his home and was taken to Bedok Police Station. 

When contacted on Thursday (Jan 29), his father, Mr Akbar Abu Bakar, confirmed that police had called his home to inform him of Hanafi’s arrest, but no further details were revealed.

As of Thursday night, Hanafi, who is serving his National Service (NS) with the Singapore Police Force, was still in remand at the police station and under interrogation.

Hanafi, dubbed the “Gelek Prince” for his dribbling skills, was part of the much-vaunted 2010 YOG bronze-winning football team.

He signed for S.League club Balestier Khalsa’s prime league squad in December 2013, before enlisting for NS last September.

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Eriksen strikes again to send Spurs to Wembley

Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring for Tottenham against Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-finals.
Christian Eriksen celebrates after scoring for Tottenham against Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Running out of time and ideas?

Well, then it helps to have Christian Eriksen in your team.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has told his teammates to “just give me the ball” after continuing his run of crucial last-gasp goals with a late winner against Sheffield United.

The Denmark playmaker, 22, struck twice in the League Cup semi-final second leg at Bramall Lane on Thursday morning (Singapore time) to give Spurs a 3-2 aggregate victory that sent them into the March 1 final against Chelsea.

His second goal came in the 88th minute, meaning he has now scored decisive goals in the last three minutes of a match four times in his last 16 appearances.

'Give me the ball'

“The second goal came at a crucial time, but after 88 minutes, just give me the ball,” he said.

“I didn’t think it was slipping away, but I was thinking about extra time.”

Eriksen has been one of Spurs’ top players this season.

He has scored late Premier League winners against Hull City, Swansea City and Sunderland since November, and his goal against Sheffield United prevented the tie from going to extra time.

- AFP

Schuerrle out, Cuadrado in at Chelsea?

Chelsea are reportedly ready to ditch German attacker Andre Schuerrle (right) to fund a move for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to ditch German attacker Andre Schuerrle (right) to fund a move for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

Chelsea are on the brink of selling Andre Schuerrle and signing Juan Cuadrado.

If the move for Cuadrado is completed in time, the 26-year-old Colombian could play in Sunday morning’s (Singapore time) Premier League clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho wants to offload Schuerrle in a deal worth approximately £27 million ($55m) to help cover the cost of meeting Cuadrado’s release clause at Fiorentina.

And, while Wolfsburg have denied they are willing to pay that amount to bring the 24-year-old German back to the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund seem ready to splash the cash.

Ideal

Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp sees Schuerrle as the ideal replacement for Marco Reus, who is expected to leave in the summer.

Chelsea are also targeting Douglas Costa, with reports claiming a £15m bid for the Brazilian forward being rejected.

But the Shakhtar Donetsk star is cup-tied for the Champions League and the Blues may cool their interest once the deal for Cuadrado is finalised.

Source: Mail Online

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