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China stands out in education survey

Teenagers from four big Chinese regions outshone Western contemporaries nations in a keenly watched survey of education capabilities published Tuesday, which also showed no improvement trend in developed countries over two decades. The PISA survey is carried out every three years by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), this time among its […] The post China stands out in education survey appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneDec 3rd, 2019

78% Pinoys see US-Philippine ties more important than China — SWS

Seven in every 10 Filipinos believe the country’s relationship with the United States is more important than that with China, according to a recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News9 hr. 40 min. ago

Survey finds more Pinoys value PH ties with US than with China

About eight in 10 Filipinos believe that the Philippines‘ relationship with the United States is more important than its relationship with China, even though half of the population believe that the Philippines can strike a good relationship with both countries, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results released on Saturday showed. In the 2019 third quarter survey conducted from […].....»»

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More Filipinos value PH ties with US than with China, says survey

MANILA, Philippines — Majority of Filipinos believe that the Philippines’ relationship with the United States is more important than its relationship with China, a recent survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) found. Results of the September 2019 SWS survey released on Saturday show that 78 percent of adult Filipinos value the country’s relationship with […] The post More Filipinos value PH ties with US than with China, says survey appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Senator scores poor quality of education

Filipino students ranked last among 79 countries in a global survey of reading comprehension because they are more used to narrative instead of informative text materials, a group said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

PHL lags in global education survey

PHL lags in global education survey.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 4th, 2019

Palasyo ‘di na nagulat Mga Pinoy maliit ang tiwala sa China

Hindi na ikinagulat ng Malacañang ang resulta ng Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey kung saan pinakakulelat ang China sa mga bansang pinagkatitiwalaan ng mga Pilipino......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

Palasyo dedma kung ayaw ng Pinoy sa China

DEDMA ang Palasyo sa resulta ng survey Social Weather Stations (SWS) kung saan lumalabas na ang China ang pinaka hindi pinagkakatiwalaan ng mgaPinoy. Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesperson at Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo na hindi na nagulat ang Malacanang sa ulat. “The Palace is not surprised, as it idoes not feel affronted, with the […] The post Palasyo dedma kung ayaw ng Pinoy sa China appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

Palace respects Filipinos’ dislike of China

Malacañang is unfazed by a Social Weather Stations survey that revealed China is the country least trusted by Filipinos. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the administration respects the conviction of Filipinos and will not court or force citizens to change their opinions about the Philippines’ neighbor. “Despite the territorial dispute not being the sum total […] The post Palace respects Filipinos’ dislike of China appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

Filipinos trust in China tumbles – survey

Filipinos trust in China tumbles – survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

Filipinos trust in China falls to bad as U.S. keeps excellent rating

MANILA, Philippines – Defying President Rodrigo Duterte's preferences, Filipinos' trust in China sank lower to "bad" while it remained "excellent" for the United States in a recent survey by polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS). A survey released by SWS on Wednesday night, November 20, showed Filipinos' trust in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2019

PNP launches drug prevention education drive in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA)-The Philippine National Police in Bicol has launched the "Project READY" to protect young people from the harmful effects of illegal drugs.Project READY stands for "Resist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

PNP launches drug prevention education drive in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA)-The Philippine National Police in Bicol has launched the "Project READY" to protect young people from the harmful effects of illegal drugs.Project READY stands for "Resist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2019

Continuing mismatch between graduates and labor market needs

The 1991 Congressional-Senate Education Commission Survey of Philippine schools was undertaken to fulfill education gaps as well as the 1990 Philippine ratification of the Convention of the Rights of the Child......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 31st, 2019

The NBA s new coach s challenge could be a timely tool for teams to wield

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com Cleveland’s John Beilein, the only new-to-the-league coach this season, actually got a jump on his 29 rivals in one department. To better familiarize himself with the Cavaliers team he was taking over, Beilein broke from the tradition that has assistant coaches working the sideline at NBA Summer League. When the situation arose in a game in Las Vegas for Cleveland to invoke the experimental “coaches’ challenge” rule, Beilein was the one calling for it. And the one getting shot down. “It was an out-of-bounds play,” Beilein recalled during a break at the coaches’ meetings in Chicago last month. “My player came to the bench saying, ‘It’s definitely our ball.’ I thought, ‘Great, this is why we have it now.’ “We came back out. It was their ball.” There will be a lot of dashed hopes in 2019-20, as well as some pivotal reversals, with the NBA’s adoption of the latest replay wrinkle. As in MLB and the NFL, coaches will have the opportunity to appeal, in real time, certain referees’ decisions. All the “triggers” of the existing replay system remain, but now the teams will have a sense of control. One time each game. “I’ve been a proponent of it for many years, just as an additional layer of security,” said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who also serves as president of the NBA Coaches Association. “If a call’s inaccurate for any reason, it’s just an extra chance -- particularly if the game’s on the line -- to get it right. “The question has always been, how to execute it. Where to start. Sounds like this is going to start with a high level of simplicity. Then we’ll see where it goes.” Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone thought back to 2017-18, when the Nuggets missed the postseason after a loss at Minnesota in the season’s final game. Like every game, there were a handful of what-if moments. “Think about it,” Malone said. “Two years ago, one play could have been the difference for us between the lottery and playoffs. That saves jobs, that gets home/road seeding, there are a lot of things that it can affect.” How the coach’s challenge works For this season, the challenge can be made in three situations: to question a foul called against that team’s player, to dispute an out-of-bounds decision or to question a goaltending/basket interference ruling against that team. The first type applies to the entire game; the others to the first 46 minutes (and first three minutes of overtime), after which the established triggers take over. Challenging a call requires the coach to first call a timeout and then inform the referees he wants a review. There are new court administrators at every game this season to help with the process. Also, fans will notice green “challenge lights” at the scorer’s table -- the one nearest the challenging bench will blink. Beilein said he sought redress a couple of times in Las Vegas, without satisfaction. “They never reversed their decisions,” he said, “but it’s really a good idea to do, to let us have this say in a game. You ask, they review it. If they don’t see it, you just move on with the game. It puts things away, so we’re not grinding away all night on that call. It’s over. It’s done.” If a call is reversed, the challenge is successful and the team’s timeout is restored. If the initial ruling stands, the challenge is deemed unsuccessful and that timeout is gone. Win or lose the appeal, the allotment stays the same: One challenge per team per game. The early chatter among coaches has been, when is the best time to use it? In Sunday’s Hornets-Celtics game, Brad Stevens and James Borrego waited until the final minute. Both challenges failed. “I’ll probably save it till the fourth quarter,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “I’m going to be really excited about it when it helps wins me some games. And I’m going to really hate it when it costs me.” Said Malone: “The funny thing is, we always say, ‘The game never comes down to just the last play. Something that happened in the first quarter was just as important.’ But the reality it, when you get to the last two minutes, if you have the coaches challenge in your pocket, that could come up with a really big play or give you momentum.” The refs’ crew chief will have the final determination of fouls. He or she also will be able to “clean up” the play in question if, for instance, they notice the foul was assessed incorrectly or if a different foul by either side occurred before the one being reviewed. Note: infractions such as 3-second violations or traveling, if uncalled initially, can’t be assessed in a challenge review. The league’s Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., will adjudicate out-of-bounds and goaltending challenges. Confidence key in using challenge At the NBCA September meetings in Chicago, the feature -- also given a trial run in the G League in recent seasons -- was discussed in a ballroom session with referees and supervisors of the officials. The next day, they all spent time on a basketball court, walking through the particulars. Borrego took advantage of his proximity in Charlotte to talk with Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera about his strategy in using the NFL’s version. Those coaches physically throw a red flag to signal their challenge and have time to hear from assistant coaches in a stadium booth upstairs who have seen video to determine their chances of reversal. The NBA won’t have either flags to throw or helpers checking. The coaches will have to alert the refs by twirling their fingers in the air, the current universal symbol for “replay.” They’ll need to act before an opposing player is handed the ball to shoot free throws or toss it inbounds, or before a jump ball. “We haven’t had this conversation with them yet, but players never think they fouled,” Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Monday. “It’s never out on them. We’re gonna have to say, ‘OK, did you really not foul?’ Somehow figure out, ‘OK, you have to tell the truth.’ “That kind of feedback from them is going to be important in a challenge situation.” The preseason was only a few days old but, in this era of analytics, Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen had his crew gather data on every early challenge. He’s working up a list of situations in which to use it. Late in games? Sure. But not so late that the existing triggers take over for a disputed out-of-bounds play. Then the coach might go home without using it. “You’re always concerned about [burning] the timeout,” Boylen said. “You’d better be sure. Your [viewing] angles better be good.” Not everyone is a fan of the experiment, which will be evaluated after the season by the NBA’s Competition Committee. Some skeptics fret that adding reviews will mean more delays in games that already have replay interruptions. Then there was Monty Williams, the Phoenix Suns’ new coach. Part of his dislike? Genuine empathy for the referees. “I’m not a fan of it at all,” Williams said. “Sometimes it’s to your detriment, but I think human error is part of our game. I know we’re trying to get it right, but sometimes [replay] causes referees to get second-guessed a lot. They already are. “And this is just one more thing for coaches to have to do. Now we’re all going to have to delegate a guy on our bench to monitor things.  “If we’re gonna challenge, I wish it was a segment -- say, the last three minutes of the game. I want to coach. I don’t want to be focused all night on, ‘Should I have challenged [a call made earlier]?’ ” Fans might notice other rules changes and priorities for officials this season: * Coaches will be required to submit their starting lineups earlier now, making them public at least 30 minutes before tipoff. This change is seen largely as a nod to the looming arrival of legal sports betting. Knowing the starters earlier -- and which regulars might be sitting out with injuries or for “load management” -- means more wagers can be made with the most updated information. (A change still can be made if a player gets hurt or aggravates an injury during warm-ups.) * The Replay Center will take over determinations of 2-pointers vs. 3-pointers, operating automatically. * There figures to be a spate of traveling calls early this season. The referees have made that infraction one of their “Points of Education” for 2019-20. That means a “more stringent enforcement” of the existing rule, according to Monty McCutchen, the NBA’s VP, head of referee development and training. The league has gone so far as to include the concept of “the gather” in its rule book now. That -- the moment when a player has full control of the ball and thus the point from which he can take two steps – has been used for years by game officials. But now it has been codified, which helps when discerning variations such as steps taken backward (rather than in forward progress) or in the “Euro-step.” McCutchen noted that, in years past, the NBA game was played through the post at a slower pace. Referees evaluated plays starting with the defenders. Now, with hand-checking long gone and 3-pointers pulling players farther out on the court, the refs’ sequence of viewing plays has shifted to feet, then release, then defender. Other Points of Education for the refs this year have focused on illegal contact initiated by offensive players, “freedom of movement” issues and “respect for the game” moments, which basically are emotional overreactions to calls that exceed allowable guidelines. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2019

LOOK: Comm. Silver s statement on the NBA and China

Oct. 8, 2019 - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement regarding the NBA and China. I recognize our initial statement left people angered, confused or unclear on who we are or what the NBA stands for. Let me be more clear. Over the last three decades, the NBA has developed a great affinity for the people of China. We have seen how basketball can be an important form of people-to-people exchange that deepens ties between the United States and China. At the same time, we recognize that our two countries have different political systems and beliefs. And like many global brands, we bring our business to places with different political systems around the world. But for those who question our motivation, this is about far more than growing our business. Values of equality, respect and freedom of expression have long defined the NBA – and will continue to do so. As an American-based basketball league operating globally, among our greatest contributions are these values of the game. In fact, one of the enduring strengths of the NBA is our diversity – of views, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and religions. Twenty-five percent of NBA players were born outside of the United States and our colleagues work in league offices around the world, including in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei.   With that diversity comes the belief that whatever our differences, we respect and value each other; and, what we have in common, including a belief in the power of sports to make a difference, remains our bedrock principle. It is inevitable that people around the world – including from America and China – will have different viewpoints over different issues. It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences. However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way. Basketball runs deep in the hearts and minds of our two peoples. At a time when divides between nations grow deeper and wider, we believe sports can be a unifying force that focuses on what we have in common as human beings rather than our differences......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

Filipinos divided on views of China — poll

Similar to several countries across the globe, Filipinos have mixed opinions on China, according to a survey by Washington-based Pew Research Center......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

FIBA World Cup referees sent home after blunder

    SHANGHAI, China – Basketball's governing body on Sunday, September 8, removed from the World Cup blundering match officials who made an error in the dying seconds of Lithuania's tournament-ending loss to France, but the result stands.  Lithuania's furious coach Dainius Adomaitis lashed out at FIBA after Saturday's 78-75 defeat to France, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Towering Iran stands in way of Gilas Pilipinas last-gasp bid

BEIJING, China – Gilas Pilipinas has one last shot to clinch a win in the FIBA World Cup, but standing in its way is a complete and rejigged Iran side led by superstars Hamed Haddadi and Nikkah Bahrami. Unlike the shorthanded crew the Philippines faced in the Asian Qualifiers late ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2019

Philippines, China sign deal to boost academic cooperation

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines and China signed on Thursday, August 29, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in order to fast-track cooperation between the two countries in matters of higher education. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chaiperson Prospero De Vera III and China Foreign Minister Wang Yi ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2019

Into Africa: Raptors president brings the game home

TORONTO (AP) — Masai Ujiri could see it in the proud posture and wide smiles of the young female players. The Toronto Raptors president was in Somalia last week for the last stop on his annual Giants of Africa tour. "We have to preach equality on the continent and all over the world," Ujiri told The Canadian Press. "There's as much talent in girls as there is in boys. They have to be given the opportunity, too. At the end of the day, you see them walking taller, which was very important for us to continue on this journey." Ujiri has barely paused since the Raptors won the NBA championship in June. There was free agency and the departure of superstar Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers. Much of his time has been devoted to Giants of Africa, his passion project since 2003. The tour added Somalia and South Sudan to the schedule this summer, two countries still staggering from civil wars. Islamic extremism in Somalia had forbidden females to watch sports let alone participate in them. The sight of young girls shooting hoops and kicking balls is unusual. The resurgence of female athletes has been in itself a symbol of defiance. The 50 girls at the Giants of Africa camp in Mogadishu played in hijabs. It was held at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center, which is co-run by Ilwad Elman, a Somali-Canadian. Her father, Elman Ali Ahmen, was assassinated in 1996. He was a renowned peace activist responsible for a campaign to rehabilitate young soldiers through education. Elman has introduced sports to girls and women at the center as a way to empower them. "Basketball has been a breath of fresh air there," Ujiri said. "It's about what sports can bring you: happiness, peace, bringing people together, working together. For us, that was our message." Sitting in his office at an otherwise quiet OVO Athletic Centre this week, the 49-year-old executive reflected on his tour, which also included trips to Morocco, Mali, Cameroon and Tanzania. Arriving as the reigning NBA champions took the tour to a new level. "That was awesome, just to show that at least we can do it ... we can believe in ourselves to do this," Ujiri said. "I love it that Pascal (Siakam) and Serge (Ibaka, a Congolese native) played brilliant roles for us in this championship. Kids can see that." But he also wants the youngsters to know it's not only the players who can achieve "something big." He listed Patrick Engelbrecht, the Raptors' director of global scouting from South Africa; Raptors assistant coach Patrick Mutombo, who is Congolese; Jama Mahlalela, the Swazi-Canadian head coach of Raptors 905, an NBA G League team; and Raptors assistant Eric Khoury, who's Egyptian. Ujiri is an English-born Nigerian. When the Raptors won the Larry O'Brien Trophy, he became the first African to lead a franchise to a major North American title. He took the trophy home to Zaria, Nigeria. "We as Africans have to go back and do more," Ujiri said. "I have to continue to do more and more, to create more opportunity. It's very important that we tell the story and create the narrative there rather than somebody else create it for us." Ujiri said the tour was a chance to "recharge" before jumping back into his seventh season at the helm. Toronto opens at Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 22 when a championship banner will be raised and rings presented. Ujiri says the NBA crown stands beside his work in Africa. "These people have an incredible passion for life," he said. "It's joy for me, and an obligation. I feel so good doing it every year.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019