Tuesday, 7 January 2020

O-Level results to be released on Jan 13


The results of the 2019 Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) examination will be released next Monday (Jan 13).

Students can collect their results from their schools from 2pm on that day, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) said in a joint press release.

Private candidates will be notified of their individual results by post. The result slips will be mailed on Jan 13 to the address provided by the candidates during the registration period.

Private candidates who are eligible for SingPass can also use their account to obtain their results online from 2pm on the same day.

Ref: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/o-level-results-released-jan-13-secondary-schools-12236600

Forum: Foreign workers often behave better than some Singaporeans


I have often observed foreign workers and maids in Singapore behaving graciously. They often give way to others at shopping malls, doorways, escalators and when entering and exiting lifts. They, more than others, give to the buskers and tissue sellers on the street. If someone is trapped and needs help, they are often among the first to assist.

They may not earn large salaries, but they have bigger hearts.

Many Singaporeans have undoubtedly experienced keeping the lift door open for some young parents with oversized baby strollers, just to have them charge into the lift still chatting or with their eyes on their mobile phones, running over others' feet in the process.

In public carparks, many drivers happily drive into the vacant space you were waiting to enter before you can back into it carefully.

What good examples have Singaporeans shown the migrant workers? It is not uncommon to see children scolding and calling their helpers stupid.

It is time Singaporeans put away their ignorance, start having some respect for these foreign workers and learn something good from them.

It would help the next generation to have the right attitude to face this complex world.

Lee Ying

Ref: https://str.sg/JqoA

New artificial intelligence spots breast tumours that trained doctors miss


Artificial intelligence that can help diagnose breast cancer more accurately than trained doctors could save thousands of lives, according to new research.

A computer algorithm developed by British and US scientists has found AI was able to display a 1.2% reduction in the number of false positives and a 2.7% reduction in false negatives. 

The breakthrough has been likened to 'a spell-check for writing email' and could reduce the number of 'false negatives' that can lead to life threatening delays in treatment.   

It will also prevent 'false positives' during routine screening - sparing women unnecessary surgery and great stress.

Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7842845/New-artificial-intelligence-spots-breast-tumours-trained-doctors-miss.html

You may want to read Google's AI system can beat doctors at detecting breast cancer