Maths, literacy targets set for 2011

first_img5 December 2008 Source: BuaNews The efforts form part of the Foundation for Learning campaign, launched by Education Minister Naledi Pandor in March this year, which focuses on offering quality teaching and learning from grade one through grade six. The interventions included CCTV systems to monitor access and behaviour, the Hlayiseka programme to assist with the management of school safety, exploring humanitarian law to develop social awareness and civic responsibility, youth camps to instil positive values, example of a code of conduct to support extra curricular activities, while at the same time addressing life skills. The marking is scheduled to be complete by 11 December 2008, individual results will be released to all schools on the 29 December and Education Minister Naledi Pandor will officially release them on 30 December. In bid to ensure that the average learner obtains a 50% mark for mathematics and literacy by 2011, the Department of Education is taking steps to ensure that classrooms are adequately resourced and that teachers teach effectively and assess learner performance regularly. With the NSC, there are no longer higher grades and standard grades; only one grade of examination paper is set, and all learners must choose either mathematics or mathematical literacy. All learners also have to take Life Orientation, which is assessed internally. “The interventions also include sport for development to create sustainable extra curricular activities, while at the same time addressing life skills and legislation for drug testing to enable schools to test learners where reasonable suspicion exists,” the department said. National Curriculum Statement Hindle said 593 000 learners sat for this year’s exams, 28 225 more than 2007, with a number of them opting for the toughest subjects. Hindle said during 2009, the department would focus on monitoring the implementation and impact of the various school safety interventions, and provide support to teachers to facilitate effective discipline and behaviour management in the classroom. “Each school must ensure that every teacher has at least the basic minimum resources in the classroom as listed in the government gazette of 14 March 2008, [and] schools will put the core task of teaching at the centre stage, and all teachers are expected to be in their classes teaching planned lessons during contact time,” Education department director-general Duncan Hindle said in Pretoria this week. “The department reported that several interventions, which have been put in place to address the incidence of crime and violence at schools impacted positively on the incidence of crime, violence and vandalism in schools with some schools reporting change behaviour among the learners intervention,” he said. This year was the first time that all grade 12 learners in public schools wrote the same examinations, which are set on the new curriculum known as the National Curriculum Statement (NSC). Safety in schoolslast_img read more

Lassiter on Romeo’s arrival: San Miguel style ‘not going to change for another player’

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Five players to watch at the Asian Cup MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel’s trade for Terrence Romeo in December certainly sent shockwaves across the PBA as the arguably best team of its era managed to add more talent to its already loaded roster.ADVERTISEMENT Lassiter didn’t seem ecstatic to have the polarizing gunner on his side. After all, they don’t have the fondest of histories after the two got into a heated commotion during the Commissioner’s Cup that saw both of them get ejected.“I don’t know if it’s going to be awkward but he’s my teammate now and if he wants to say something from the past that’s him.But with the two players now after the same thing, which is to add to San Miguel’s trophy case, the Lassiter is willing to set aside the difference for a bigger cause.“I just want to play, I’m just going to play the way I’ve been playing and focus on winning a championship and that’s the most important thing,” said Lassiter. “If he wants to be part of it that’s great and let’s keep it going.”“We know how to win so at the end we want to put it together and use their strengths and use them to be a better team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen have the most titles in PBA history with 25, winning six of the last 12 titles the past four seasons in the June Mar Fajardo era and with Romeo, a three-time scoring champion, in tow, the possibilities are endless for San Miguel.Romeo was initially scheduled to have his first practice with San Miguel on January 2 but team officials said it they opted to have the former TNT KaTropa report on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThere’s no question that Romeo is one of the best guards in the league but the addition of the isolation-heavy guard to a team that has thrived in teamwork the past years can certainly be a cause of concern. LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Marcio Lassiter, who is part of the core championship team, is the first to say that the team won’t be changing the style that has brought them success to accommodate just one player.“We’re not going to change for another player and we never did that in the years I’ve been here. We’ve been doing it the San Miguel Beermen style,” said Lassiter after the team’s practice Wednesday at Acropolis Gym.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo gets back at UST, forces decider for UAAP volleyball crown

first_imgAfter a tense third set that saw Rookie of the Year Eya Laure momentarily leave the game due to a left ankle injury, the Lady Eagles kicked things up a notch in the fourth set.Ateneo was on fire in the fourth, going on a 20-8 start that essentially put things to bed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsUST managed to get to a 5-1 spurt and cut the lead to eight, 21-13, but Ateneo’s buffer was tougher than what the Golden Tigresses could ever claw against.Maddie Madayag then scored on two straight kills, including an emphatic block on Season MVP Cherry Rondina, for Ateneo’s 23-13 lead, during which Laure subbed out of the match. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Ateneo Lady Eagles force UAAP Game 3. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo is set to fight another day after tripping University of Santo Tomas 26-24, 14-25, 25-21, 25-15 in Game 2 and tying the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals series Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Eagles also stopped the Golden Tigresses’ seven-game winning streak that stretched back to the middle part of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ The deciding Game 3 is on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Alyssa Valdez grateful for UST, Ateneo’s influence in her life Ateneo libero Dani Ravena then put the Lady Eagles at the 24-13 match point with an improbable save that went over the net and onto UST’s defense.Rondina salvaged a point for UST with an off-the-block kill, 24-14, but KC Galdones’ ensuing service went beyond the baseline.“Today’s game, we really played our best,” said the graduating Madayag. “We really worked as a team. And of course it gets into our minds that this might be our last game but we know we should cross that out and that we will fight, we won’t go down without a fight.”Madayag led Ateneo with 17 points on 10 attacks, four blocks, and three aces, while Bea De Leon and Kat Tolentino had 13 and 11 points, respectively.Rondina led UST with 22 points while Laure added 10.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Crespo Im a hybrid of HiguainIcardi

first_imgFormer Inter Milan and AC Milan forward Hernan Crespo believes he had the features of both Mauro Icardi and Gonzalo Higuain during his playing days ahead of the Milan derby.Crespo who played for both Milan clubs shared his thoughts ahead of the big showdown in Milan.“These are two clubs that are almost new and two teams that are still a work in progress,” Crespo told Football Italia.“Inter are at a more advanced stage of their development right now, as after six years they are back in the Champions League and Suning have been working on this project longer than Elliott Management.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“Milan are coming off a chaotic period. With Leonardo and Paolo Maldini as directors, at least they are starting to recreate some of that identity, but they need a few more years to get back to the golden era.”Both Milanese giants rely heavily on an Argentina international centre-forward.“I think Higuain is ideal for Gennaro Gattuso’s tactics. The same goes for Icardi at Inter, as Luciano Spalletti’s wingers are perfect for setting up a deadly finisher like him,” continued Crespo.“I was a mix between the two. I would move like Icardi in front of goal, but participate more in the build-up play like Higuain.”last_img read more

Diego Simeone wants French defender Lucas to remain at the club

first_imgAtletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone insists interest in Lucas Hernandez is normal but wants the French defender to stay.Reports in Spain claim that Bayern Munich are prepared to activate the France international’s £72million release clause and sign him when the January transfer window opens.However, Atletico president Enrique Cerezo says he has no knowledge of such offer and insisted Lucas wants to stay at the Spanish capital.Speaking about the situation, Simeone said, according to Goal:“What I can comment on is that I talked with him, with the club, [and] everyone knows what I think and what I would like.”“Until today, he’s been with us and there are no possibilities of talking about if he stays or goes. If he’s available to play, he’ll play, but I don’t like talking about hypotheticals.”Report: Owen now turns his attentions to BeckhamReport: Owen now turns his attentions to Beckham George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Michael Owen has now turned his war of words towards David Beckham.In the players serialised book in the Daily Mirror, “Reboot” has now turned…“As far as I’m concerned, we have a very important game between Espanyol, who are struggling because they’ve been undeservedly losing games on occasion and will demand a lot from us.”“As for Lucas, I told the club and him what I think of him and hopefully the fans will also show their affection.”“It’s difficult to suppose something that hasn’t happened. I don’t imagine things that haven’t happened, and if they do, I always imagine positive things. I’m optimistic.”“Lucas knows the affection we have, the footballer he is. It’s normal for Bayern to apparently want to pay his release clause. Then there’s the decision of Lucas and the club.”last_img read more

Suspect arrested in connection to fatal Skyline shooting

first_img September 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 6, 2018 Suspect arrested in connection to fatal Skyline shooting SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a woman when she got out of a car and approached his vehicle in the Skyline neighborhood was arrested Thursday, police said.Sylvianita Widman, 27, was shot at about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at South Meadowbrook Drive and Skyline Drive, San Diego police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.Widman and a passenger were in a car that stopped behind another car for a red light, Dobbs said. For reasons that remain unclear, she got out of the car and approached the vehicle stopped ahead.Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot, and Widman stumbled away before collapsing in a parking lot, Dobbs said. The second vehicle sped away northbound on Meadowbrook Drive.Lifesaving efforts were begun and Widman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 6:30 p.m., Dobbs said.Robert Haywood Reed, 38 of San Diego, surrendered himself to police Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Dobbs said.Reed was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of murder and is schedule to be arraigned Friday morning. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more