LONDON， Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played， won， drawn， lost， goals for， goals against， points):
Chelsea 24 19 2 3 51 17 59
Tottenham Hotspur 24 14 8 2 46 16 50
Arsenal 24 14 5 5 52 28 47
Liverpool 24 13 7 4 52 30 46
Manchester City 23 14 4 5 47 28 46
Manchester United 23 11 9 3 33 21 42
Everton 24 11 7 6 40 27 40
West Brom 24 10 6 8 32 29 36
West Ham United 24 9 4 11 32 41 31
Watford 24 8 6 10 29 40 30
Stoke City 24 7 8 9 29 36 29
Burnley 24 9 2 13 26 35 29
Southampton 24 7 6 11 24 31 27
Bournemouth 24 7 5 12 35 47 26
Middlesbrough 24 4 9 11 19 27 21
Leicester City 23 5 6 12 24 38 21
Swansea City 23 6 3 14 28 52 21
Hull City 24 5 5 14 22 47 20
Crystal Palace 24 5 4 15 32 45 19
Sunderland 24 5 4 15 24 42 19
BEIJING Ultra Boost Black Sale , Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- A reform package aimed at changing China's exam-centered education sparked discussion over how to ensure fairness in the National College Entrance Exam, or the Gaokao.
Currently, China's university admission is solely based on whether the applicants can reach the minimum Gaokao scores required by each university.
The Gaokao arrangement has long been scolded for suffocating creativity as the major purpose of China's secondary education has been eschewed to making sure high school students can obtain high scores in the Gaokao.
Although Chinese education authorities have long been advocating schools to stop the exam-centered mindset, education professionals and students argue that no true change will be made until the college admissions adopt a different approach.
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But this week, Chinese Education Ministry determined it would make a move. It announced Gaokao reform measures on Tuesday and Wednesday, asking universities not to base their judgement of applicants solely on Gaokao scores.
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Yu Shijie, director of admission at Tsinghua University, said the reform could objectively and comprehensively reflect students' improvement in the middle school.
"The biggest public concern is the abuse of power. People are worried that the admission will have no clear standard if the significance of scores is reduced Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Triple Black ," said Chu Chaohui, a researcher at the National Institute of Education Sciences.
Currently, the grading of extracurricular performance is within the discretion of teachers and some teachers just randomly give students scores before their graduation. Falsification of social engagement records is not an uncommon practice. Some parents worry they may have to trade bribes for better grades.
"We need more professional and persuasive replacements to convince the public that the change will not damage fairness but evaluates applicants more comprehensively," Chu said.
"Gaokao is the most fair channel of social mobility. If anything goes wrong in the extracurriculum evaluation Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Black , it's more fair for us to just stick to the current system, otherwise many disadvantaged people will have little chance," said Cao Jianmin, a resident in the city of Xi'an.
Wang Dianjun Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Triple White , headmaster of the High School attached to Tsinghua University, however, believes the proposed changes will promote social integrity as long as future admission can employ a strict process of evaluation and supervision.
The inclusion of factors other than Gaokao scores concerned social integrity, Wang said. "It will take some time to build a system that upholds social integrity."
DAR ES SALAAM， Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's parliament on Saturday approved the Media Services Bill 2016 aimed at promoting professionalism in the media industry.
Harrison Mwakyembe， the Minister for Justice and Constitution Affairs， said the new law has been enacted at a time when the media industry in the east African nation was facing a crisis of lack of professionalism.
"The media industry in Tanzania has been invaded by people who do not have the basic ethical qualifications to practise journalism，" he told the House shortly after the MPs approved the Bill in the political capital Dodoma.
The minister said countries across the world were putting in place strict regulations to ensure journalists practised within the law and violations resulted to serious penalties.
Nape Nnauye， the Minister for Information， Culture， Artists and Sports， said there were several amendments made on the final Bill， including the rights and duties of journalists， the rights of media houses or owners to appeal， representation of journalists at the accreditation board and procedures to allow the Attorney General to hear defamation cases very fast.
He mentioned other amended areas as reduction of penalties to journalists on some offences， security officials' confiscation of production equipment and printers not directly involved on offences of the newspapers.
"We have now put in place a democratic and transparent process to deal with any unfair penalties on media houses，" he said.
Nnauye told parliament that any aggrieved media house can appeal to the minister of Information， Culture， Arts and Sports and where they were not satisfied with the minister's decision.