Saturday Cover: No home-court advantage for UAE at Fiba U17 World Championship



In basketball, height really does matter as Jonathan Raymond reports the UAE learnt this lesson on Friday night at Al Ahli Arena in their 121-32 loss to Italy in their opening game at the 2014 Fiba Under 17 World Championship.

The top teams from around the world tipped off the world championship in Dubai on Friday and the action will play out over the next two weeks.

Click on the links below to read all the coverage from Day 1 of the 2014 Fiba Under 17 World Championship:

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Sweet Tooth

Creator: Jim Mickle
Starring: Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Stefania LaVie Owen
Rating: 2.5/5

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Plan to boost public schools

A major shake-up of government-run schools was rolled out across the country in 2017. Known as the Emirati School Model, it placed more emphasis on maths and science while also adding practical skills to the curriculum.

It was accompanied by the promise of a Dh5 billion investment, over six years, to pay for state-of-the-art infrastructure improvements.

Aspects of the school model will be extended to international private schools, the education minister has previously suggested.

Recent developments have also included the introduction of moral education - which public and private schools both must teach - along with reform of the exams system and tougher teacher licensing requirements.

Kill

Director: Nikhil Nagesh Bhat

Starring: Lakshya, Tanya Maniktala, Ashish Vidyarthi, Harsh Chhaya, Raghav Juyal

Rating: 4.5/5


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