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PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT OF MINI ROTARY SHEAR LINE PROCESS USING MAYNARD OPERATION SEQUENCE TECHNIQUE (MOST) AT ABC COMPANY

Productivity improvement through Downtime reduction is essential for a company to remain competitive in the market because it can lead to increasing of output by maximizing utilization of resources. Higher productivity means higher profit. To achieve this, the company and businesses must eliminate delays, idle time and downtime in the operation for the improvement of the current working process.

Author : Engr. Joel R. Cornejo
Country : Philippines
Page No : 1-12

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COMPARISON OF SEPAK TAKRAW ATHLETES IN REGION IV-A USING TALENT IDENTIFICATION INDICATOR: BASIS FOR AN ENHANCED TRAINING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This research was undertaken to compare the Sepak Takraw Athletes in Region IV using Talent Identification indicators which intended to become the basis for an enhanced training program. Specifically, it sought to find out the profile of the subjects in terms of age, height, weight, body mass index, playing position, and college/university; the measurement results of the athletes in terms of biomechanical parameters—reaction time, flexibility, lower extremity power and strength, agility, speed and acceleration, and cardiovascular endurance; and the results of comparing the biomechanical parameter measurement results when the respondents are grouped according to their profile.

Author : Teejay D. Panganiban
Country : Philippines
Page No : 13-25

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FIRST AID SKILLS OF FILIPINO PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS OF BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY–JPLPC, MALVAR

The primary purpose of the study was to determine the first aid skills of Filipino Pre-service Teachers of Batangas State University–JPLPC Campus during the school year 2016-2017. This regarded the responses given by the respondents to the prepared questionnaire. This study covered the respondents profile in terms of sex, age, and numbers of related seminars attended in first aid. Furthermore, this also included suggested seminars and training programs for the Filipino pre-service teachers to become more skilled in First Aid.

Author : Michael H. San Miguel
Country : Philippines
Page No : 26-34

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PRESERVATION OF PHILIPPINE FOLK PERFORMING ARTS OF PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

Folk performing arts range from vocal and instrumental music, dance and drama. It is one of the important genres of folklore. They include numerous cultural expressions that reflect human creativity and that are also found in many other intangible cultural heritage domains. It involves one’s ability to stand back from where he or she is to become more aware of cultural values, beliefs and perceptions. Preserving these values, beliefs, and traditions can pose a great challenge especially today when culture has become vulnerable because of globalization.

Author : Michael H. San Miguel
Country : Philippines
Page No : 35-45

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Article No :  05

AN INVESTIGATION OF FACTORS OTHER THAN CLIMATE VARIABLES THAT INFLUENCES THE OUTBREAK AND SPREAD OF NEWCASTLE DISEASE

The study examined the factors other than climate that influence the outbreak and the spread of Newcastle disease in Suneka Division of Kisii County. The study used a descriptive design with both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The sample size was 200 households and respondents were poultry farmers. Veterinary officers were key informants. Primary data was collected using questionnaires and interview schedules. Secondary data on rainfall, temperature and relative humidity was collected from the Kisii meteorological station for 2007 and 2011.

Author : Norah Moige Nyaiyo, Dr. Dennis Mabeya Mamboleo and Dr. Nyantika Daniel
Country : Kenya
Page No : 46-51

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HEAVY METALS CONTENT AND SOME PHYSIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF TAILINGS AT AN ABANDONED BARITE MINE SITE AT AZARA, AWE, NASSARAWA STATE, CENTRAL NIGERIA

Mine tailings are characterized by high concentrations of heavy metals. The direct effects of mining wastes includes loss of agricultural land, forest or grazing land and the release of heavy metals into the environment even after the closure of mine sites. Samples were collected from three sample veins from Azara Barite mining site in Awe Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. Grab tailings samples were collected from the ground surface at the sampling sites.

Author : Ogidi A. Ogidi, Alaku Yakubu, Danja, B.A., Sanusi, K.A., Nathaniel Sunday Samuel, Abdurrahman Abubakar and Hammashi H. Lodma
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 52-59

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COMPETENCE-BASED EDUCATION: NEW WINE IN OLD WINE SKINS?

This article seeks to provoke debates on the hidden curriculum in relation to competency-based education against a background of predominantly knowledge-based curriculum. The articles highlight how the hidden curriculum is different from the official knowledge focused paradigms of instruction, its advantages in helping students acquire values and attitudes needed for holistic living and performance of expected tasks in line with their disciplines of choice.

Author : Dinah Katindi Nyamai; Dr. Mercy Mugambi and Dr. Rosemary Imonje
Country : Kenya
Page No : 60-74

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REENGINEERING LEARNING: EXAMINING METACOGNITIVE STRATEGIES OF ESL STUDENTS

This study described the metacognitive strategies in learning English employed by Grade 7 students at Bernardo Lirio Memorial National High School along with the intention of proposing course of actions that will encourage the students to use metacognitive strategies in learning English. The research determined the following: respondents’ personal variables such as sex, socio-economic status, and academic performance in English, their metacognitive strategies, its relationship to the profile, and the course of action to encourage students to employ metacognitive strategies in learning English.

Author : Liwanag C. Rubico
Country : Philippines
Page No : 75-85

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Article No :  09

TEACHING PROFESSION IN TANZANIA: UNEQUAL PROFESSION AMONG THE EQUAL PROFESSIONS

This is a library based paper that discusses the teaching profession in Tanzania with comparison to the other four recognized professions namely; engineering, medicine, law and accountant. The paper starts by defining the term profession and criteria that makes up profession.

Author : Willy Kasuga
Country : Tanzania
Page No : 86-106

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Article No :  10

AWARENESS ON REGIONAL AMALGAMATION OF TEACHING PERSONNEL IN HIGHER EDUCATION: VIEWS AND IMPLICATIONS

The results revealed that the respondents were aware to very aware of the ASEAN charter, its economic, socio-cultural and political integration, and the regional principles that seemed to reflect the initiative of their respective institutions toward internalization. The results also revealed variability among the responses of the respondents on ASEAN awareness when grouped as to their respective universities that is likely to be influenced by differences in school culture and ideology.

Author : Richard Mendoza Bañez and Eden Caceres Callo
Country : Philippines
Page No : 107-123

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CHALLENGES ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS ENCOUNTERED BY PUBLIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL COACHES

This research determined the challenges on recruitment, selection and retention encountered by public junior high school coaches of the Division of Lipa for the academic year 2017-2018 with the aim of finding its implication to sports management. Specifically, it deals with the following: the respondents’ profile in terms of sex, age, number of coaching years and type of sports, and the significant relationship between the respondents’ profile and their encountered challenges in terms of recruitment, selection and retention.

Author : Teejay D. Panganiban
Country : Philippines
Page No : 124-134

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Article No :  12

AN APPRAISAL OF SECURITY IMPLICATION OF ETHNO-RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS IN KADUNA STATE

In this contemporary Nigeria democratic situation, conflict, violence and all such other kind of insecurity has over dominated the country from the North East issues of Boko Haram Insurgent, Herdsmen and Farmers conflict in Zamfara, Benue, Nasarawa and Kaduna. The issue of violent communal and religious conflicts have become regular feature of social life in Nigeria. These conflicts result from different value systems, aggressive competition for land, water and political resources, and unhealthy competition of some leaders.

Author : Jibrin Ubale Yahaya
Country : Nigeria
Page No : 135-162

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