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Restrictions in schools needed to minimise risk of infection


(Schooling)

Mr Jotdeep Singh suggested relooking the many restrictions in schools as they reopen next month amid the coronavirus situation (Reconsider whether so many restrictions are needed in schools, May 21).


Mr Jotdeep Singh suggested relooking the many restrictions in schools as they reopen next month amid the coronavirus situation (Reconsider whether so many restrictions are needed in schools, May 21).


I do not think it is sensible for the Government to cut back on these control measures in schools.


They are meant to minimise the risk of students being infected by the coronavirus.


Schools should be safe places for children to learn and play.


If just one student is infected with the coronavirus, it could spread very quickly to his classmates as most lessons are conducted indoors.


We do not want schools to be evolving clusters for the virus like what has happened at foreign workers' dormitories, nor do we want a second wave of infections or schools closing again for home-based learning.


I applaud the Government for having most students alternate weekly between home-based learning and classes in school when schools reopen.


This reduces the number of students in school at any one time and hence also the risk of infection.


We do not want the circuit breaker to be extended because of any coronavirus case in schools.


It is better to be safe than sorry.


Khoo Zong Zhe
Strait Times


MOE Reduce More than A Third of GCE Coursework Assessment Tasks


(Education)

Those taking their GCE will find their assessment tasks reduced due to the changes brought by the COVID-19 outbreak to the country’s education sector.


Those student who are taking their GCE will find their assessment tasks reduced due to the changes brought by the COVID-19 outbreak to the country’s education sector.

Early this month, the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board informed that the reduction will involve 12 subjects out of the 34 subjects that have a coursework requirement.

The subjects that will be affected are as follows:

  • N(T)-Level Food Studies
  • N(T)-Level Music Syllabus T
  • N(T)-Level Design and Technology (Revised)
  • N(A)-Level Design and Technology (Revised)
  • N(A)-Level Food and Nutrition
  • N(A)-Level Design and Technology (Legacy)
  • O-Level Design and Technology (Revised)
  • O-Level Design and Technology (Legacy)
  • O-Level Exercise and Sports Science
  • O-Level Food and Nutrition
  • O-Level Drama
  • A-Level H2 Theatre Studies and Drama


Previously, only Music (N(T)-Level) and Exercise and Sports Science (O-Level) were adjusted because of the pandemic.






According to the SEAB, the reduction aims to reduce the stress levels of both teachers and students without changing the essence of the assessment.

They also said that the “circuit breaker” measures have affected the deadlines for courseworks that were originally scheduled around the end of July to the beginning of August.

Teachers will also be working on helping their students with their preliminary examinations once schools reopen. The SEAB added that they considered if students need to use school facilities to complete their course work before they announced the reduction.

Student and Teacher Reactions

Teachers have commented regarding the new adjustments for the GCE.

Some were relieved with the new changes and said that it will allow students to focus more on the written exams and their students. However, there is a lingering regret that students won’t be able to do their projects with their peers.

There are also comments regarding the difficulties of logging a child’s progress for physical assessment, especially if it requires teacher monitoring and approval. If you wants to learn how to assess your child’s education progress without exams, check out this article.

Students, meanwhile, are also relieved that there were adjustments done by the SEAB for assessments.

It allows students to focus on one subject or sport without having to worry about the assessment. However, they are uncertain about the weightage for their subjects because their practical requirements account to a majority of their grades.

The SEAB responded to these concerns and said that the weightage will be adjusted accordingly to meet with the current changes. Special provisions will also be made to help the exam board with assessment by using previous student footage or timings.

The article is from smiletutor.sg.





The benefit of Foot Massage and Reflexology


(Health)

The benefits of Foot Massage and Reflexology includes helps control blood pressure, improves nerve sensitivity, improve energy level, improves blood circulation, helps promote sleep, improves liver function, treat migraines and headaches, speed up healing of wounds, treat arthritis, useful for depression, and helps reduce swollen feet.


The benefits of Foot Massage and Reflexology includes helps control blood pressure, improves nerve sensitivity, improve energy level, improves blood circulation, helps promote sleep, improves liver function, treat migraines and headaches, speed up healing of wounds, treat arthritis, useful for depression, and helps reduce swollen feet.


If you were to take a poll of the most unappreciated parts of the body, your feet would likely rank high on the list if not at the very top of it. Which begs the question; when last have you taken the time to pamper your feet, or even offer a gentle massage? Chances are, not recently.


1. Helps Control Blood Pressure

While we may not make wild claims that reflexology will permanently cure high blood pressure, there is evidence to indicate that when performed regularly, it can help to lower your systolic blood pressure. It most likely does this thanks to its ability to reduce stress and to help you relax. Cortisol is a known contributor to high blood pressure, so anything you could do to help keep it under wraps would benefit your blood vessel health.

2. Improves Nerve Sensitivity

Reflexology and foot massages seem to be of particular benefit in persons who may have experienced diminished nerve function secondary to another condition. For example, people diagnosed with hypertension or diabetes may experience complications due to neuropathy, which results in loss of sensation in areas of the body, especially the legs and arms. This is more frequent in the legs, and can be improved with massage and by directly stimulating the reflex points at the bottom of your feet. Reflexology may also help to improve blood flow to these areas, which would explain the return to function of some of these nerves.

3. Improves Energy Levels

As reflexology is believed to help enhance the function of several other organs, many people report improvements to their energy levels and metabolism to a lesser extent. By improving the function of many accessory organs, the processing of food is likely to become more efficient and you experience a nice boost in energy as a result.

4. Improves Blood Circulation

It seems that one of the most well-known benefits of foot reflexology is its ability to improve blood flow throughout the whole body. Improved circulation translates to more efficient oxygenation of cells, and more rapid recovery following a workout or an injury.

5. Helps Promote Sleep

Thanks to its ability to improve the functioning of the nervous system, it also appears that neurotransmitters are better able to promote sleep and relaxation as nighttime approaches. Reflexology has also often been sought out to help manage insomnia, helping to restore your normal circadian rhythm.

6. Improves Liver Function

Virtually anything that you put in your mouth needs to pass through the liver for processing prior to entering systematic blood circulation. For this reason, the liver endures quite the beating, and needs supports to function optimally at all times. Any decrease in function of the liver could lead to dangerous accumulation of waste matter which would’ve otherwise been removed by the organ. Reflexology can help to reset elevated liver enzymes values, and ensure that substances are metabolized in an efficient manner, keeping your body safe.

7. Treatment For Migraines And Headaches

Millions of people all over the world suffer from headaches and intractable migraines, needing to resort to medication frequently. However, this is not ideal as these medications could carry significant risk of side effects. Foot reflexology can help to reduce the pain associated with migraines, by decreasing the impact of the hormone cortisol on our blood vessels, reducing muscular tension and helping to calm us. Often times headaches and migraines occur due to high stress burdens or lack of sleep, both of which reflexology sessions can help you with.

8. Speeds Up The Healing Of Wounds

Reflexology is able to improve blood circulation as was previously mentioned, and when combined with an efficient nervous system that quickly relays to the immune system the need for specialized immune mediators, healing can quickly ensue. Of course, the more efficient its process is the faster you will recover and be able to get back to your daily routine as well.

9. Treatment Of Arthritis

While many people advise against massaging arthritic joints, reflexology works by virtue of reducing the need for pain mediators known as prostaglandins, and subsequently inflammatory processes. Thus, even if arthritis affects your wrist, foot reflexology will still help to reduce the pain you experience. People that routinely use reflexology report up to 40% decrease in painful symptoms, and less need for medication.

10. Useful For Depression

While depression is frequently caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitter levels, lack of sleep or high anxiety and stress levels can induce a state similar to depression. A foot massage and reflexology performed twice-weekly can help to minimize these symptoms, especially when under high stress. Reflexology is even preferred over medication when treating postmenopausal women who may not necessarily need potent drugs, but just a natural way to optimize hormonal and brain chemistry.

11. Chronic Sinusitis

While migraines are attributed to dilated blood vessels under the surface of the scalp, sinus congestion is also caused by a similar mechanism. This is more likely if you suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma. Breathing becomes harder, and you find yourself unable to partake in physical activity.
Foot reflexology can help to relieve symptoms of sinusitis, allowing you to breathe easier and not have to rely on medication all the time.

12. Helps Reduce Swollen Feet

Feet can become swollen for a number of reasons including high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease or even pregnancy. Regardless of the cause, you need to find a way to remove excess fluid that is pooling in your feet and ease the discomfort.
Foot massages are advised during pregnancy for this exact reason, as anything that promotes circulation will generally help to reduce swelling of the feet. Reflexology, in addition to improving the circulation will also stimulate diuresis and enhance kidney function, so that the salt balance of the body remains optimal.

13. Reduces Symptoms Of PMS

Many women experience symptoms of PMS just before their monthly menstrual period, occurring with emotional disturbances, irritability and fatigue. While foot reflexology is not the cure for these symptoms, it does help in dealing with them, often reducing their severity and shortening the length of time you experience them.

Conclusion

Now that you have understood the benefits of reflexology and foot massage on your health, you probably are wondering how you can get it done. While anyone can do a regular foot massage, reflexology is more of a science and requires some amount of study and practice. If you are unsure or unable to master reflexology, you can probably find an alternative health practitioner who is well-versed in the technique. Do your best to schedule a session soon and report back any benefits you observe.
If you are looking for foot reflexology and massage at the comfort of your home, visit http://gracioushand.com for more detail 


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