MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Nov 19, 2015

Mr S Iswaran speaks at the annual SID Directors' Conference on Sept 16, 2015.
Mr S Iswaran speaks at the annual SID Directors' Conference on Sept 16, 2015. PHOTO: SID

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Thursday, Nov 19, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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AWARDS TO HONOUR ENTREPRENEURS

Minister for Trade and Industry S Iswaran is guest of honour at the 2015 Enterprise 50 (E50) awards presentation and gala dinner tonight. The theme for this year is 'The Next 50 - Building a Better Tomorrow' and the event acknowledges the contributions of local entrepreneurs who have demonstrated tenacity and resilience in building Singapore's economy as the nation celebrates its Golden Jubilee. - JEREMY KOH

PRESIDENT TONY TAN HOSTS TEA FOR SCOUTS


President Tony Tan speaking at the Nobel Prize Series. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

President Tony Tan, who is also the Chief Scout of the Singapore Scout Association, will be hosting a tea reception this morning (Nov 19) in the Istana for both local and overseas scouts. This is part of the international jamboree that it is hosting from Nov 17 to 22 to celebrate Singapore's 50th anniversary this year. More than 2,500 scouts aged between 11 and 17, representing 18 nations are attending the event.

FRANCE TO DEPLOY AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN


French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle leaves the southern French port of Toulon on Nov 18, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier on Thursday (Nov 19) to the eastern Mediterranean, near Syria or Lebanon, to boost France's capacity to carry out air strikes in Syria. The nuclear-powered carrier can carry 26 fighter jets, and adds to the 12 French planes currently stationed in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.