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Panlilio believes 2023 World Cup bid atones for 2019 failure

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Sonny Barrios and president Al Panlilio will be part of the Philippines’ delegation for the joint bid in the 2023 Fiba World Cup. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netGearing for another crack at hosting the global basketball extravaganza, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio couldn’t help but look back at the country’s failed bid in hosting the 2019 Fiba World Cup, sharing that up to this day, he believes the Philippines was the rightful winner.“I felt we won the 2015 bid,” he said on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ SBP urges Filipinos to rally behind PH’s joint 2023 Fiba World Cup bid LATEST STORIES Panlilio shared veryone who attended the presentations back in 2015 felt that the Philippines had won the rights, before the Fiba Central Board decided to give China the nod in a 14-7 vote.“When we lost the bid in Tokyo in 2015, we went back to the hotel and (SBP chairman emeritus) Manny V. Pangilinan was distraught. We thought we won. Even (Chinese Basketball Association chairman) Yao Ming approached us and said we had a very good presentation and he felt we won. But we didn’t get it,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith China winning the hosting rights, the SBP felt bidding for the 2023 edition was a little too early as Fiba isn’t keen on awarding the hosting rights to an Asian candidate for the second straight time.“We were looking at when’s the next opportunity for us to host, and we felt that 2023 might not be the time because they awarded it to Asia in 2019. The earliest timeframe was 2027,” said Panlilio. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ But Pangilinan felt that joining forces with Japan and Indonesia in making another run through a joint bid does give the Philippines a compelling argument to Fiba as the candidacy doubled down on the international basketball federation’s aim on furthering the sport’s global reach.“MVP thought about the multi-nation hosting and (SBP executive director) Sonny  Barrios said that our proposal should be compelling,” related Panlilio.“That’s the uniqueness of our co-hosting bid, that the power of the three nations representing half a million people which are multi-culture, multi-religion, multi-language, and multi-economic stations,” Barrios added. “So if you’re Fiba and your main objective is globalization of the sport, you should go on the three nations’ bid. The global reach is in many aspects, culturally, religiously, economically, even in sheer numbers.”Panlilio could only hope for the best as the Philippines-Japan-Indonesia contingent prepares for its final presentation on December 9 in Geneva, Switzerland before the Fiba Central Board as it hopes to edge the joint candidacy of Argentina and Uruguay in winning the bid.“I guess at the end of the day, we want to make sure that we do win. I feel optimistically cautious or guarded that we do have a good chance to win the bid,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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24 primary schools to receive reading spaces

first_imgPrimary students in Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) will now have a place in their schools to read as a result of a drive held by students of the University of Guyana.The Division of Education and Humanities in collaboration with the University of Guyana Berbice Campus’ Library and the Education Department on Saturday held its second Christmas Cheer and Book Drive drawing which will see 24 classrooms given a complete reading space equipped with fully stocked bookshelves.The project is aimed at enabling primary schools to promote literacy through reading for pleasure and was undertaken by 36 students from the class “Teaching of Language Arts at the Primary Level”.Lecturer and Project Coordinator, Pamela Rose, while delivering an overview of the project, explained that the course is to help teachers not only to understand the Language Arts needs of their students but to also design strategies to meet those needs.“Classroom teaching in this course emphasises the transformational model of learning and the contextual view of learning where students’ learning is made more meaningful and relevant when linked with real-life activities and real-life needs. This project undertaken by the EEN 4102 class has the potential to support national efforts to improve literacy in primary schools through collaborative partnership activities conducted in four phases,” Rose is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs Professor Michael Scott applauded the initiative and noted that literacy encompasses much more than reading and writing: it includes the capacity to read, understand and logically appreciate various forms of communication.Meanwhile, a student of the class, Janelle Felix delivered the report on the project and said it positively helped teachers in addressing reading problems by enhancing the children’s word recognition and vocabulary skills.The Book Drive initiative started in 2017 and after recognising the impact the programme made in 25 schools in Region Six including schools in the riverain areas, such as Orealla and Baracara, the team extended the project to Region Five. The reading spaces will be officially handed over in January 2019.last_img read more

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Education Minister opposes hike

first_imgUG fees…calls for reviewThe University of Guyana (UG) Council has decided to hike student tuition fees at Guyana’s premier public education facility, but the Education Minister has signalled his opposition to the move.Education Minister,Dr Rupert RoopnaraineIn a recent interview with this publication, Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine declared that he is not in favour of the hike. He indicated that there is need for the decision to be reviewed, and has promised that he would speak with the MoE’s representatives on the UG Council.“Anything that makes life more difficult for children I’m not in favour of. So the fees’ hike, I will urge that they review it. People have come to see me, parents and teachers. It needs serious review. The Ministry of Education does not run UG. It is run by the Council, and from the Ministry, we have two people on the Council,” Dr Roopnaraine has said.“UG has a special place in my heart, and I have to look and see what can be done. I will talk to (them), because life is hard, and the truth of the matter is people are not earning enough and education, of all things, is something we have to nurture,” Dr Roopnaraine declared.Declaring himself adamantly opposed to anything which puts an impediment in the way of working people, he warned that if the council should insist that increasing fees is the only way to address expenses, there is nothing else he would be able to do.“So it is something I will ask again (of) my people who are representing me on the Council. The issue has been raised with me, and I think it is something we should look at. If the Council says we have looked at everything and there are expenses and so on and there is very little we can do, I have to abide with what UG Council says. The Ministry doesn’t run it.”The University of Guyana (UG) Council has approved a 15 per cent increase in tuition fees. At a March 30 extraordinary meeting of the Council chaired by Chancellor Eon Nigel Harris, this decision was taken. It is the first step in the University’s move to raise fees by an overall 35 per cent over a three-year period. According to UG, the Council’s decision will be applied to tuition fees for all programmes and for both continuing students and new students for the 2017-2018 academic year.However, the Council has said input from the Student Society was considered, leading to an incremental rollout wherein continuing students will now pay an increase of 15 per cent (about $2500 a month), and new students will be required to pay 18 per cent (about $3000 a month).This decision was not preceded by any consultations. It came to light only a few days before the meeting, when UG Vice Chancellor Dr Ivelaw Griffith made the revelation during a town hall-style session with students.The very day of the extraordinary meeting, there were student-organised protests on campus against the decision held outside of the Education Lecture Theatre. Many have been dissatisfied at the sudden manner in which the increases were proposed and voted upon. Expressing outrage at the proposed increases, the students are adamant that no one is doing them a favour by enhancing facilities on the Turkeyen campus, since they (students) are mandated to pay separate facilities fees.last_img read more