NEW CENTRE FOR NANOTECH RESEARCH
RESEARCH into particles thousands of times smaller than a grain of sand, or nanotechnology, will be given a boost with a $60-million institute to be set up by Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
The Nanomedicine Institute@NTU, the first such centre in South-east Asia, will delve into the medical application of nanotechno-logy for conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, ophthalmology and skin therapeutics.
STARHUB TO AIR PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMMES
STARHUB will become the first pay-TV operator here to commission and produce public-service broadcast (PSB) programmes. It will receive up to $6 million in government funding for as many as 100 hours of PSB content.
Such programmes, which will go on air next year, aim to promote national values and celebrate the Singapore identity, culture and heritage.
PROGRAMMES TO AID PARENT-CHILD TIES
NEW programmes will be piloted from the middle of next year to give parents support in building relationships with their teenage and pre-teen children.
The Australian-developed Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) and Signposts - regarded worldwide as effective parenting programmes in schools - will help parents with topics such as creating a supportive family environment and dealing decisively with problem behaviour.