Home briefs: Overseas scholarships for nursing students

Ms Ellengeswary Cheliah, 32, is one of the 16 scholarship recipients from the ITE.
Ms Ellengeswary Cheliah, 32, is one of the 16 scholarship recipients from the ITE.PHOTO: MANPOWERGROUP SINGAPORE

Overseas scholarships for nursing students

Sixteen nursing students from Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East were yesterday awarded scholarships worth $20,000 in all to go on an overseas attachment.

The scholarship comes under a new two-year Overseas Clinical Experiential Programme, where second-year ITE nursing students get to visit Yuan's General Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Seven students attended the programme in March and the second batch of nine students will leave at the end of next month for a five-day attachment.

Zaobao.com marks 20 years with gala dinner

Zaobao.com, the online portal of Chinese flagship daily Lianhe Zaobao, celebrated its 20th anniversary last night with a gala dinner to thank readers and stakeholders.

More than 200 people attended the dinner at Pan Pacific Hotel, where Ms Sim Ann, Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information, was the guest of honour.

Jailed for punching auxiliary police officer

A Briton who was barred from entering Singapore at Changi Airport punched an auxiliary police officer while being escorted to a room.

Alan James Nairn, 54, a sales and marketing executive who works in Jakarta, Indonesia, was jailed for six weeks yesterday after pleading guilty to causing hurt to Certis Cisco officer Yogadevan Genasan, 34.

Nairn had struggled to break free from Mr Yogadevan, who was one of the officers escorting him to the "inadmissible persons" room. The Briton used his right fist to punch the victim on the neck.

Nairn had earlier wanted to know why he was refused entry to Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2015, with the headline 'HomeBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe