Home Briefs: Roads closed for NTUC Income Run 350

Roads closed for NTUC Income Run 350

Several roads will be partially or completely closed on Sunday from 3.30am to 11am for the NTUC Income Run 350. The affected roads include Republic Boulevard, Stadium Drive, Tanjong Rhu Road, Kampong Arang Road, Marina Boulevard, Collyer Quay and Fullerton Road.

As a result of the road closures, six SBS Transit bus services - 10, 11, 14, 16, 70M and 196 - will skip bus stops along Nicoll Highway and roads near the Sports Hub, from 5am to 9.30am.

Firms urged to keep eye on safety

The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council yesterday urged companies to review their WSH procedures and take immediate action to ensure safety measures are in place.

The call follows a rise in workplace deaths in the first three months of this year - 22 workers died from Jan 1 to April 2, compared with 18 in the same period last year.

The council will work with the Singapore Contractors Association and the Association of Singapore Marine Industries to conduct a "Safety Time Out" exercise this month, in which companies will review work activities and remind workers about the importance of safety.

The 22 deaths include two SMRT workers who were hit by a train near Pasir Ris MRT station on March 22, and an Indian national who fell from an HDB block in Bedok on March 31. The latest death happened on April 2, when a worker fell through a floor opening with a forklift. He was replacing the battery of the vehicle when it surged backwards, taking him with it.

SMU team wins global law competition again

A team from the Singapore Management University (SMU) has become the first university to win the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition twice.

Organised by Oxford University, the competition - which is into its ninth edition this year - focuses on the freedom of expression and related rights.

SMU topped India's Jindal Law School in the final round, which was presided by a judge from the European Court of Human Rights.

In the general rounds and knockout stages, SMU defeated Catholic University of Eastern Africa; the United States' Regent University and Brooklyn Law School; Renmin University of China; York University's Osgoode Hall Law School of Canada; and the University of Technology Sydney.

More than 100 teams participated this year, and over 40 teams made it to the international rounds held in Oxford between March 30 and April 2.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs: Roads closed for NTUC Income Run 350'. Print Edition | Subscribe