New Chinese student program

first_imgSignaling its continued commitment to educational and cultural exchanges, Harvard signed an important agreement Wednesday (April 13) with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) that will offer yearly fellowships for up to 35 Chinese students to attend the University at the graduate level.The new collaboration will provide funds from the CSC, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to Chinese citizens to study abroad, for up to 20 students earning master’s degrees at any of Harvard’s seven Schools — the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Harvard Business School (HBS), Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard Law School (HLS), or Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) — with the CSC also covering living expenses and round-trip airfare for the students.In addition, the CSC will support up to 15 doctoral students annually in the same Schools (although HKS Ph.D. degrees are issued through GSAS) with their first two years of tuition, plus living allowances, and airfare.Harvard will retain control of the admissions process. The CSC will manage a separate application process for the awards.Madame Liu Yandong, Chinese state councilor and head of China’s ministries of education, science/technology, and culture, attended the signing ceremony and luncheon at Harvard’s Loeb House. Liu was accompanied by a large Chinese delegation that included Minister of Education Yuan Guiren and Ambassador to the United States Zhang Yesui.Liu Jinghui, secretary general of the China Scholarship Council, signed the agreement along with Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard’s vice provost for international affairs.“Your presence here today reaffirms China’s interest in Harvard, and we are delighted to acknowledge and celebrate this new investment in our relationship,” Domínguez said, reading a letter from Harvard President Drew Faust praising the partnership.In her remarks, Liu outlined a suite of new domestic policies for China based on fundamental economic, social, and educational reforms. China, she said through an interpreter, was committed to opening up and “further embracing the world.” Continued collaboration with Harvard, noted Liu, represents an important step in that direction.“I think that there is a lot that we can learn from Harvard, and I really hope that we can step up our cooperation in this field,” she said, adding, “I really wish that we would take this as a new starting point … to write a new chapter in the China/U.S. people-to-people exchange.”Harvard’s longstanding institutional ties to China include the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard’s John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the recently opened Harvard Shanghai Center, which will serve as a center for teaching and research.Domínguez, on behalf of Harvard, presented Liu with an engraved silver bowl. In return, Liu presented Harvard with a library of more than 100 volumes of classic Chinese works.last_img read more

United slip down earnings table

first_imgThe gloom surrounding Manchester United’s current predicament may deepen further after the club dropped out of the top three of Europe’s top-earning clubs for the first time. Bayern are third with earnings of 431.2m euro (£369.6m), then Manchester United with 423.8m euro (£363.2m) and PSG are not far behind on 398.8m euro (£341.8m). Manchester City are sixth with 316.2m euro £271m, then Chelsea 303.4m euro (£260m) and Arsenal 284.3m euro (£243.6m). Liverpool have dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since 1999 – the Reds are in 12th spot with revenue of 240.6m euro (£206m) behind Juventus, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, while Tottenham are in 14th place with earnings of 172m euro (£147.4m) Jones, however, believes the effect of the new Premier League TV deal, which will be reflected in next year’s money table, will see Liverpool restored to the top 10 with Everton, Newcastle and even West Ham pushing for places in the top 20 in Europe. The Money League also illustrates how clubs which are taken over by super-rich owners can swiftly see huge increases in revenue. In 2009, Manchester City and PSG were 20th and 21st in the table but have seen significant growth, notably in terms of commercial income. Both clubs have benefited from major sponsorship deals related to their owners – and PSG’s with the Qatar Tourism Authority which will net the French club £160m annually until 2016 has eclipsed City’s £400m-plus Etihad deal which is over 10 years. All such related sponsorship deals will be studied by UEFA as part of the European governing body’s financial fair play rules to ensure they are of ‘fair market value’. The table has also recorded an astonishing rise in income by the Qatari-owned French club Paris St Germain, with earnings rocketing by a record 81 per cent to see the team rise from 10th to fifth in the table ahead of Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. But it will be United’s fall that will concern the club’s shareholders the most, especially since shares on the New York stock exchange are down just above the 15-dollar mark from an annual high of more than 19 dollars. Analysts at Deloitte, however, believe United will reclaim third spot from Bayern next year and are in good financial shape – though failure to qualify for the Champions League will affect the finances in the longer term. Dan Jones, partner in the sports business group at Deloitte, said: “It is the first time Manchester United have dropped out of the top three but Bayern had an exceptional year. “Next year United will have the Chevrolet deal plus other new commercial deals in their figures, and the new Premier League TV deal so we are confident they will be back in the top three. “The longer term depends in part what happens on the pitch and if they do not qualify for next season’s Champions League that is probably worth 50million euros [£41m] directly in terms of money from TV and attendances at Old Trafford.” Jones also believes United’s financial performance remains “very high” and that the club will remain attractive to investors. Real Madrid top the Money League for the ninth consecutive year, with total revenue of 518.9m euro (£444.7m), followed by Barcelona with 482.6m euro (£413.6m) – the Spanish clubs benefit financially from being able to negotiate their own TV deals. United, 14 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal and knocked out of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night on penalties by Sunderland, are now fourth in the Deloitte Football Money League behind leaders Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich based on income from the 2012/13 season. The money table has been compiled by Deloitte since 1997, and for the first eight years United were the biggest-earning club in the world only to be overtaken by first Real Madrid, then Barcelona and now Bayern, thanks in part to the German side’s remarkable treble-winning season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Hobart takes home coveted rivalry trophy with win over Syracuse

first_img Published on April 17, 2013 at 1:22 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ Alex Love hoisted the Kraus-Simmons Trophy high above his head, saluting the Hobart fans.He finally won the trophy he’s coveted for three years, and the one that has defined Syracuse-Hobart since 1986.Hobart completed a remarkable comeback over No. 3 Syracuse on Tuesday night, prevailing 13-12 and claiming the trophy for the first time since 2006.“We talk about the trophy all the time in the locker room,” Love said. “It’s an amazing feeling to finally hold it up.”Hobart is Syracuse’s oldest rival. The teams have faced each other 99 times. Syracuse leads the series 71-26-2 and has won 25 of the last 27 meetings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange has dominated Hobart lately, and Love knew he had to do everything possible to bring the trophy back to Geneva, N.Y.“On the bus, we were all just like, ‘Man, we need to bring this back to the house,’” Love said. “We want to celebrate it.”He said he’s not sure where the trophy will sit exactly, but he’s guessing it’ll stay situated on head coach T.W. Johnson’s desk until next year, when the teams face off again.Hobart lost to Syracuse 13-12 last year and 13-7 the year before, so Love had never beaten the Orange heading into Tuesday’s game.“Obviously, we knew coming into tonight this would be a challenge for us, as it is any time you play at the Carrier Dome,” Johnson said. “One of our keys to the game was playing fast, try to keep it simple and being fundamentally sound. I’m just really proud of our players for the way they competed for 60 minutes.”Johnson said he was proud of his team for bouncing back after finding itself in a three-goal deficit with just 11 minutes left.Hobart grinded out a gritty win and claimed the trophy it’s come close to many times, but hadn’t seized as of late.Said Johnson: “Even when we got down a couple times, we talked about keeping our composure and just sticking to our system and hopefully things will turn for us, and they did in the last 11 minutes of the game.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories LOVE HURTS: Hobart’s star attack stuns Syracuse 13-12 to take Kraus-Simmons Trophy Freshman Paduda dominates at faceoff X, gives Syracuse chance at victoryZonino stifles Syracuse in Hobart victorylast_img read more

B&E suspects remanded to prison

first_imgDeon Brown and Trevon Alleyne appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of larceny.It is alleged that between April 26 and 27, 2019 at Lot 104 Regent Road, Bourda, Georgetown, Brown and Alleyne broke and entered the business place of Vivekananda Ramoutar and stole a quantity of items worth $1.2 million.Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.The prosecution’s case contended that on April 27, Police ranks, acting on information received, went to the location, where it was discovered that the business had been broken into. Upon investigating, the ranks found the two men on the premises with the articles. They were subsequently arrested.Brown, a 38-year-old mason, of Lot 207 Charlotte Street, Georgetown, told the court he resided next door to the business, in a house with eight other persons. He added that he woke up and four cops were standing over him, asking him for the items he stole, but he said he denied knowledge of the incident. He told the court that the ranks went into the upper flat and brought down a battery and nipper. The man said he was arrested along with the other occupants of the home, but the others were later released, while he remained in custody.Twenty-year-old Alleyne told the court he saw a battery outside and he took it.The Police Prosecutor objected to bail based on the fact that both men were arrested at the scene with the items in their possession.They were remanded to prison, and the case was scheduled to continue on May 2, 2019.last_img read more