What's Next: Sept 8, 2017

Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner exits US Federal Court, after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's US presidential election, on Ma
Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner exits US Federal Court, after pleading guilty to one count of sending obscene messages to a minor, ending an investigation into a "sexting" scandal that played a role in last year's US presidential election, on May 19, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

Ex-congressman's sentencing today

Disgraced former United States congressman Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty to sexting a teenage girl, will be sentenced today. He is the estranged husband of one of Mrs Hillary Clinton's closest aides, and a former candidate for New York mayor. Weiner, 52, once a rising talent in the Democratic Party, has pleaded guilty to one count of transferring obscenity to a minor. The crime carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Conference on mental health

What contributes to happiness? Mental well-being as well as how best to deliver mental healthcare and support are among the topics being addressed at the Singapore Mental Health Conference, which starts today.

It is a national platform for learning and networking in mental health, which has attracted more than 500 professionals from the healthcare, social service, community care and other sectors.

A*Star launches new initiative for SMEs

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) is launching an initiative to help small and medium-sized enterprises access advanced manufacturing equipment, user training and advice.

Called the Tech Access Initiative, it also includes a new industrial additive manufacturing facility, which will offer companies access to advanced manufacturing equipment.

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