What's Next: August 25, 2016

 This file photo taken on August 16, 2016 shows Tunisian women, one (left) wearing a "burkini", a full-body swimsuit designed for Muslim women, walking in the water at Ghar El Melh beach near Bizerte, north-east of the capital Tunis.
This file photo taken on August 16, 2016 shows Tunisian women, one (left) wearing a "burkini", a full-body swimsuit designed for Muslim women, walking in the water at Ghar El Melh beach near Bizerte, north-east of the capital Tunis. PHOTO: AFP

Burkini ban hearing in France

A ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit by several French towns will go before France's highest administrative court today.

One of the world's most secular countries, France strongly separates religion and public life, and overt religious symbols or clothing are considered incompatible with French values.

Forum on healthcare challenges

A forum that looks into new models to address current and future healthcare challenges starts today. The three-day Alexandra Health Forum, held with the Alexandra Health Nursing Fest, will cover topics such as improving health and preventing diseases through a person's lifestyle and a tailored diet. Other issues covered include matching the medical curriculum with public needs and expectations.

CPFIS fund performance

Thomson Reuters Lipper will unveil today the performance of Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme (CPFIS)-included funds for the second quarter ended June 30.

The CPFIS has come under the spotlight recently, with an advisory panel recommending that the Government review the scheme to better target it at knowledgeable investors who have the financial expertise and time to manage investments on their own.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe