More Liberians to Benefit from Chinese Scholarships

first_imgThe Confucius Institute teaching the Chinese Language at the University of Liberia (UL) has begun preparing competent and qualified students for scholarships and fellowships to universities in the People’s Republic of China.Authorities of the Institute have urged the students to process their passports, because the institute could call on them at any time in November to go to Beijing to attend a two-week fellowship or two-year scholarship program.During an exhibition of the students’ competence in the Chinese Language, the students took a written test and then conversed with their instructors in Chinese.The 11 students, three women and eight men who went through the testing exercise on October 10, performed several Chinese cultural activities, which included singing. The Confucius Institute is yet to disclose the names of successful candidates going to Beijin, however Grace Mensah, Peter Sumo, Boakai Wilson and Archie Luo were among the top performers who fluently conversed with their instructors without English interpretation or hitches.It is therefore certain that, depending on the number of persons the institute will choose, any of these performers stands the chance of benefitting from the opportunities.The Confucius Institute is the educational component of the China-Africa Relations responsible for teaching Chinese Language and Culture to Africans as a means of building trust and confidence between the two.In December 2008, the institute was established on UL campus as the first in West Africa.It was jointly established by Changsha University of Science and Technology and the UL with the aim to teach Chinese Language and Culture to interested Liberians.The institute has extended its programs to officers of the Liberia National Police and the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization since they are the first paramilitary personnel that interact with the public daily.This educational component of China-Liberia relations includes full scholarship for three years of study for a Master’s degree in China, one year of study to learn the Chinese language and Culture, Chinese Ambassador Scholarship for one month cultural experience and two-week summer/winter camp trip to China.Meanwhile, the program has led many young Liberians to the People’s Republic of China for studies in various disciplines including Medicine, Education and other areas of Science.About two months ago, over 20 Liberians left Liberia to pursue Master’s degrees in various disciplines in China.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rick Pitino, Adidas reach settlement; terms not disclosed

first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption View comments Beast Mode is back: Lynch signs with Seattle Seahawks A federal judge dismissed Pitino’s lawsuit against Adidas last year, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim required arbitration and should be heard out of court.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next File-This Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino looking on during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens. Former Louisville basketball coach Pitino has reached a settlement with Adidas, the Hall of Fame coach and the global sportswear company said in a joint statement Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has reached a settlement with Adidas, the Hall of Fame coach and the global sportswear company said in a joint statement Monday.Pitino had contended in a lawsuit that Adidas “outrageously conspired” to funnel money to the family of a Louisville recruit without his knowledge and made it appear he was aware of its practices.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Settlement terms were not released but the statement said all issues were resolved.“Over 16 years working with Adidas, Coach Pitino demonstrated his passion for basketball and his commitment to excellence both on and off the court,” the statement read. “We wish Coach Pitino the best in his new role as head coach of Panathinaikos, the Greek national team and any future endeavors.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Pitino said he had “nothing to add” when reached by text message by the Courier Journal. Adidas replied with an automated response saying its press office was closed for the holidays.Pitino sued Adidas in October 2017 in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging that the Oregon company deliberately ruined his reputation. Adidas had terminated its personal services contract with Pitino hours after Louisville’s Athletic Association fired him for cause following the school’s acknowledgement of its involvement in a federal bribery investigation of college basketball. Pitino was not named in the federal complaint. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations MOST READ Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China When Pops met Martin’s son Santino Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers fleelast_img read more