MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Sept 18, 2015

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany walks in the pit lane ahead of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore on Thursday, Sept 17, 2015.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany walks in the pit lane ahead of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix in Singapore on Thursday, Sept 17, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 18 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Singapore Grand Prix race weekend starts today

The Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will see engines revving as the action starts today from 6pm, with all eyes on the hazy conditions that have enveloped the country and the region in the past week. The first practice is from 6pm till 7.30pm, before the second practice session is held from 9.30pm to 11pm. - ERNEST LUIS

New centre for caregivers of the intellectually disabled


Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds) senior care associates Phyu Thet Mar (left) and Jollie Torres help Mr Philip Choo with his stretching exercises from  while his mother looks on at their Bedok South Road home on Jan 21, 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE

A new centre dedicated to helping caregivers of the intellectually disabled look after their charges and themselves will officially open today. The Caregivers Support Services Centre is the first such facility for the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds). The centre is located in the non-profit group's new two-storey building in Geylang Serai, which also houses its biggest day activity centre. Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin is the guest-of-honour for the event. - JANICE TAI

Fourth Singapore Summit to discuss wide range of economic issues


Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang will open the Singapore Summit 2015. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang will open the fourth edition of the Singapore Summit 2015 where discussions will range from global economics to implications of the drop in energy prices and the need for new business models in the Global-Asia business landscape. Dignitaries like Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, India's Foreign Minister Arun Jaitley, AIIB head Jin Liqun, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg will speak at various sessions during the two-day summit at Marina Bay Sands.