What's News: March 22, 2017

The groundbreaking ceremony of The Integrated Care Hub at Tan Tock Seng Hospital which will bring together rehab and palliative care services.
The groundbreaking ceremony of The Integrated Care Hub at Tan Tock Seng Hospital which will bring together rehab and palliative care services.ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

TOP OF THE NEWS

New rehab hub

Tan Tock Seng Hospital's new 500-bed rehabilitation complex, The Integrated Care Hub, opens in five years, right next to the main hospital in Novena. It will provide a "crucial link between the acute hospital and community care" by taking in those who have complex rehabilitation needs and those who still require a degree of care.


TOP OF THE NEWS

S'pore No. 1 for start-up talent

Singapore has overthrown Silicon Valley as the world's No. 1 for start-up talent. A report by the Startup Genome project said Singapore's policies have created a great start-up ecosystem. While Singapore's overall ranking fell two notches to 12th, it said Singapore's performance numbers are solid and will probably continue to rise.


A supporter of Ms Park at a rally in front of the prosecutor's office in Seoul yesterday.
A supporter of Ms Park at a rally in front of the prosecutor's office in Seoul yesterday. PHOTO: REUTERS

WORLD

Questioning of Park begins

Former South Korean president Park Geun Hye has been criticised for making an "insincere" public apology, as prosecutors questioned her for the first time over a corruption and influence-peddling scandal that led to her impeachment. Ms Park faces 13 charges and could be jailed for up to 45 years if found guilty.


WORLD

Taxpayers come clean

Indonesia's drive to unearth undeclared wealth has seen more than 800,000 people come clean, declaring assets totalling more than 4,500 trillion rupiah (S$472 billion) stashed away at home and overseas. But just 145 trillion rupiah out of 3,396 trillion rupiah of assets banked abroad was repatriated.


OPINION

US policies' impact on S'pore

What will US President Donald Trump's economic policies mean for Singapore? Professor Augustine Tan says if Mr Trump can stimulate the US economy, Singapore exports to the US will increase - but this will be mitigated by the import tax.


HOME

Big jump in postal articles

The number of postal articles cleared here annually has spiked by over 40 per cent, from 3.65 million in 2014 to more than 5.16 million last year, but the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority said its officers are well trained and able to handle the increased workload.


HOME

Fire at Jurong waste facility

Some 80 people were evacuated from a waste management facility in Jurong yesterday when a section of it caught fire in Tanjong Kling Road. The fire, which involved flammable waste materials, was extinguished in two hours, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force.


BUSINESS

Retailers go online to expand

Online marketplaces are becoming an increasingly popular option for Singapore retailers looking to ramp up their e-commerce presence.

These sites, which include Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10 and Tmall, provide a low-cost way to reach new customers and expand globally, companies say.



PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

SPORT

Vardy 'received death threats'

Jamie Vardy (photo) said he has been subjected to death threats and his wife targeted by aggressive motorists after allegations that he contributed to the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri. He insisted that there was no problem between Ranieri and the Leicester players during the Italian's time in charge.


LIFE

New Jamie Oliver TV series

Jamie Oliver has struck a new multimillion-pound deal with Britain's Channel 4, including a new eight-part television series, Jamie's Quick & Easy, which will focus on only five ingredients in different combinations and using various techniques. The agreement is a fillip for the celebrity chef after he was forced to shut six underperforming restaurants earlier this year.


VIDEO

Mind your English

Find out what grammatical mistakes you could be making unknowingly. http://str.sg/47sa

VIDEO

Drama kings

M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards best actor nominees recite lyrics from One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful. http://str.sg/47hT

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2017, with the headline 'What's News'. Print Edition | Subscribe