DayMay 20, 2024

Singapore Prize 2024 Winners Announced

The prestigious Singapore Book Awards 2024 are open for submissions from writers and publishers from around the country, in both English and Singapore’s four official languages. Winners are announced at a gala event in November. The award is the highest honour in Singapore publishing. It is given to works that meet certain criteria, including literary work (both fiction and non-fiction), education titles, professional titles, and children’s books, as well as being legally deposited in the National Library Board.

During his three-day visit to the city-state, the prince will also meet Singaporeans who are working to help protect and restore the environment, Kensington Palace says. He will try his hand at dragon boating — a popular sport in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia — as well as visit the United for Wildlife summit to hear about efforts to combat the illegal trade in endangered species.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Singapore began testing wastewater for traces of the virus to trace outbreaks, mirroring efforts elsewhere. This was made possible by research done by a Dutch microbiologist, Professor Gertjan Medema, who won this year’s Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for his pioneering use of wastewater-based epidemiology. His work showed that by monitoring for the presence of traces of COVID-19 in sewage, early warnings could be issued before cases were reported in communities.

This year’s winners of the Morningstar Investment Excellence Awards – Singapore are funds and asset managers that have served investors well over the long term and will continue to do so by delivering strong risk-adjusted returns, Morningstar said. The funds and asset managers are selected based on their forward-looking ratings, Morningstar’s manager research team said.

Joseph Schooling earned a lot of money when he stopped Michael Phelps from completing his historic 4peat in the 100-meter fly at the Rio Olympics. The gold medal winner also got a bonus from the government of Singapore, which gives its athletes 753,000 dollars for each medal they win. It’s one of the higher bonuses in the world and more than 30 times larger than the amount awarded to American Olympic athletes.

Brendan Steele is hoping to make it a third time in a row when the 2024 LIV Golf League moves this week to the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. The tournament has a huge prize pool of $25 million on offer.

The heir to the British throne will also visit the Rain Vortex at Marina Bay Sands, an artificial waterfall with its 40-meter high tower illuminated green to mark his arrival in Singapore on Wednesday. He will also see the Istana palace, one of Singapore’s most iconic heritage sites, during his four-day trip. The prince last visited the city-state with his wife Catherine in 2012. This time, he will travel solo and focus on the Earthshot prize, which the royal foundation launched in 2020 to promote innovative solutions to urgent environmental challenges. The prize’s name is a nod to President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 “moonshot” speech, which challenged Americans to reach the moon by 2030.