Philanthropist to set up wildlife fund
Chinese philanthropist He Qiaonv is expected to announce the first step in a US$1.5 billion (S$2.03 billion) plan for wildlife conservation today that may represent the largest personal commitment to the cause. The seven-year pledge stands at more than a third of her current US$3.6 billion net worth, and signals the emergence of Chinese leadership in this area under the auspices of President Xi Jinping
Key vote for Venezuela
Venezuelans vote tomorrow in regional elections seen as a key test for both President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition alike, after months of street protests that failed to unseat him. Polls widely predict that the opposition will win the vast majority of the 23 states up for grabs, in what some see as a stepping stone towards regime change.
A behind-the-scenes look at hotels
Some 23 hotels here are opening their doors this weekend to students, job seekers and members of the public who want a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. During Open Hotels Weekend, hotels are organising tours where participants can shadow housekeeping staff or learn what goes into putting on a banquet. Visit workforahotel.sg for more information.