MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, Sept 7, 2015

The Singapore Democratic Party will be holding a lunchtime rally at the promenade area next to UOB Plaza from 12pm to 2pm today.
The Singapore Democratic Party will be holding a lunchtime rally at the promenade area next to UOB Plaza from 12pm to 2pm today. PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Sept 7 and which we think you'd be interested in.

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GE2015: 10 rallies, including first lunchtime rally by SDP

A slew of rallies are set to take place today (Sept 7), with the ruling PAP holding three. But the Singapore Democratic Party will be the first political party to hold a lunchtime rally, in the CBD area. All evening rallies will take place from 7pm to 10pm, while the SDP's lunchtime rally, held at the promenade beside UOB Plaza, will run from 12pm to 2pm. 

KK Hospital among those recognised for using IT in healthcare


KK Women's and Children's Hospital will be recognised for using information technology to help streamline its work processes. PHOTO: ST FILE

Healthcare organisations in the Asia-Pacific, which have been using information technology in an innovative way, will be recognised tonight at the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare awards. Among the winners is the KK Women's and Children's Hospital, which has automated 90 per cent of its packing of drugs and close to 100 per cent of its bottling of syrup medication. - LINETTE LAI 

Pacific island nations warn of global warming consequences


Waves rushing ashore during high tide after a storm on Ejit Island in Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands, on March 3, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

Don't drag your feet, or our countries may soon be submerged by the ocean. This is the signal that a group of 15 Pacific nations aims to send to world powers when they meet today in Port Moresby.

The member states of the Pacific Islands Forum, some of which lie barely a metre above sea level, have long complained of bearing the brunt of global warming. They said their predicament should prick the conscience of delegates from 195 nations who will meet in Paris in December to seek across-the-board emission cuts.