Home Briefs: S'pore students strike gold in Olympiads

S'pore students strike gold in Olympiads

Students from top schools in Singapore have clinched a total of 13 gold medals in five International Olympiads, said the Education Ministry in a statement yesterday.

The Olympiads were for biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and informatics. They were held overseas between July and August this year. The students also clinched one bronze and nine silver medals for their work.

New wage model kicks in for security sector

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the security industry kicks in tomorrow.

This PWM will be incorporated into the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department's existing licensing framework for private security agencies. This means all private security officers must be trained and paid according to the PWM for the security industry.

The security PWM is expected to raise productivity and professional standards of the private security industry. Close to 30,000 local private security officers have come on board so far.

Mid-Autumn Festival events in Chinatown

An impressive lantern display, spectacular acrobatic acts and dances and high-tech visual effects will be used to bring to life the legend of Chang'e and Hou Yi at the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival.

The celebrations will run from Friday to Sept 30. The official light-up and opening ceremony will be on Saturday.

This year will be the first time that the streets of Chinatown will be lit up with LED light lanterns.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Subscribe