What's News: June 8, 2017

A gendarmeguards the attack site, Notre-Dame Cathedral, on Tuesday.
A gendarme guards the attack site, Notre-Dame Cathedral, on Tuesday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Changi's Jewel to shine in 2019

Changi Airport's lifestyle and retail hub Jewel is set to pull in visitors when it opens in 2019. The 10-storey complex - a joint venture between Changi Airport Group and CapitaLand Mall Asia - will include one of the largest indoor collections of plants in Singapore, a 23m-high suspended bridge, other leisure activities as well as a hotel.


NEL extension to open in 2023

The 1.6km North-East Line extension will open in 2023 instead of 2030. The Land Transport Authority said this was to support developments in Punggol North and connect the mixed-used areas by rail. More than 7,000 Housing Board flats are expected to be ready in the area by 2021.


Notre-Dame man loyal to ISIS

The man who attacked a police trio outside Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group in a video found at his apartment. The 40-year-old was shot by police after he lunged at an officer in a square full of tourists with a hammer, shouting: "This is for Syria."


Freeze on Thaad deployment

South Korea has suspended further deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (Thaad) - the controversial US missile defence system - until an environmental assessment ordered by President Moon Jae In has been completed.


Of parents and infant formula

When it comes to infant formula, Asian parents are more willing to pay top dollar than their Western counterparts. If efforts to rein in prices are to work, parent education is key to shift demand away from premium brands, writes Tiffany Fumiko Tay.


Lesson for errant phone users

Students who use mobile phones during school hours can have them confiscated, and in some cases, retained for the rest of the school year. Most schools have rules like those at Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), which was taken to court by a parent over a phone.


NTU overtakes NUS in ranking

Nanyang Technological University is ranked 11th in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, overtaking the National University of Singapore, which is ranked 15th. The Singapore Management University is placed in the 441-450 category.


New rules for digital advisers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is proposing new rules to make it easier for roboadvisory firms to offer their services here.

For example, it is proposing that digital advisers that operate as fund managers under the Securities and Futures Act be allowed to offer their services to retail investors, even if they do not meet the current track record requirement, provided they meet certain safeguards.


Giroud wants more play time

While France striker Olivier Giroud is happy at Arsenal, he has made it clear to manager Arsene Wenger that he "won't settle for such limited playing time" next season.

While he scored 12 Premier League goals last season, he started only 11 league games, and with 18 appearances from the bench was the player most used as a substitute.


Skincare brand's S'pore store

Japanese luxury skincare brand Cle de Peau Beaute has opened its first flagship store - at Mandarin Gallery in Singapore. The label, owned by Japanese multinational personal care company Shiseido, chose Singapore for its robust beauty market.

What it should have been

Our report on Tuesday, "584 faulty HIV screening kits recalled by importer", stated that affected patients will not need to pay to retake the HIV tests. The Health Sciences Authority has clarified that the tests are provided at some healthcare facilities for a fee.

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Connecting the dots

Eight things to know about Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore starts tomorrow. http://str.sg/4LzX


You ask, we answer

askST: Is it mandatory to carry your passport when you are travelling in another country? http://str.sg/4LjW

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 08, 2017, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe