Friday, 27 Nov 2020

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Nov 1

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, Nov 1.

Lunch With Sumiko: 2020 feels like a lifetime for Lawrence Wong

Thrust into the spotlight as co-chair of the government task force on Covid-19, Lawrence Wong has come into his own. Executive Editor Sumiko Tan sits down with the Education Minister, whom some pundits think could well be a contender for prime minister one day.

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Sex and consent on campus: S’pore universities still grappling with sexual misconduct incidents

More than a year after the Monica Baey voyeurism saga, Singapore universities are still grappling with incidents of sexual misconduct. What has been done to address the problem?

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Long, harsh winter for S’porean students in US and Europe as Covid-19 cases spike

They say other students on campus are blase about adopting safeguards.

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‘Stay at home’: UK PM Johnson imposes new national lockdown as Covid-19 cases top 1 million

The lockdown is set to begin on Nov 5 and last until Dec 2.

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GuessWhereSG: Explore remote spots around Singapore

Venture out with The Sunday Times Picture Desk photojournalists, as they explore remote spots around the island.

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Home-grown icon Robinsons brought ‘retail magic’ to the Singapore scene

The Robinsons retail experience was in an entirely different league.

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The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2020: Nominees with extraordinary contributions

The first 3 nominees have a can-do attitude and a boundless desire to help anyone in need.

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Sean Connery: The actor who made Bond, Bond, then became a sought-after senior actor

His physical presence helped make the Bond movies a hit.

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She started a coffee business to help the vulnerable and make the world better a better place

Pamela Chng is the founder of Bettr Barista, a coffee business which champions socially responsible practices.

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4 things landlords in Singapore should look out for in a Covid-19 market

Make sure you do checks and are insured before you rent out properties.

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