What's Next: July 15, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (right) is likely to pick either Indiana Governor Mike Pence (left) or former House speaker Newt Gingrich as his running mate.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (right) is likely to pick either Indiana Governor Mike Pence (left) or former House speaker Newt Gingrich as his running mate. PHOTO: REUTERS

Trump announcing running mate

United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he will announce his running mate today, with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and former House speaker Newt Gingrich appearing as the front runners. Sources familiar with campaign operations cautioned that while Mr Pence and Mr Gingrich are finalists, Mr Trump could always have a last-minute change of heart and choose someone else from his shortlist.


Punggol mega childcare centre opens

One of the five mega childcare centres built by anchor operators will officially open today in Punggol. E-Bridge Pre-School, run by EtonHouse International, is five times larger than the average childcare centre in a Housing Board block. Anchor operators get government grants and priority in securing sites in HDB estates, but are tied to conditions such as not charging more than $720 a month for full-day childcare.


Leaders in S'pore for business forum

Government officials and business leaders - including the heads of trade associations and chambers - from Singapore, Japan and other Asian economies are expected to attend the Singapore-Japan Business Forum today.

The forum is also a key business platform that is part of the 50th Anniversary of Singapore-Japan Diplomatic Relations, or SJ50, projects in Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe