MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Aug 28, 2015

Dr William Tan will embark on a 50-hour endurance challenge to raise funds for disadvantaged children.
Dr William Tan will embark on a 50-hour endurance challenge to raise funds for disadvantaged children.PHOTO: WILLIAM TAN

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Aug 28 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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William Tan to embark on endurance challenge

Paralympic athlete William Tan, who has been paralysed from the waist down since the age of two, will embark on a 50-hour endurance challenge to raise funds for disadvantaged children. Dr Tan, 58, take on a 50-hour endurance challenge at hand-cycling while pulling a child in an attached chariot at Temasek Junior College. His goal is to raise  $50,000 to help needy children through three organisations, including The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. - OLIVIA HO

US National Security Advisor to begin China trip


US National Security Advisor Susan Rice at the White House on July 22, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

US NATIONAL Security Adviser Susan Rice will arrive in Beijing today  for a two-day trip aimed at working through tensions over cyber attacks, the South China Sea disputes and financial turmoil ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington. Mr Xi’s September trip has become more politically charged than usual, as Americans watch their retirement investments erode amid a broad-based global stock market sell-off. 

Singapore Institute of Directors event


Ms Grace Fu will give the opening address at the event. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

Ms Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, will give the opening address at the launch of the Singapore Institute of Directors’ (SID) Nominating Committee Guide and Diversity Pledge today. The event celebrates the SID’s commitment to improving diversity in the boardroom. - JACQUELINE WOO