Chinese Language Program showcases student talent in poetry competition

first_imgThe Chinese Poetry Recitation Competition, organized by the Chinese Language Program of Harvard’s Department of East Languages and Civilizations (EALC), began last Friday (11/9) at 3:30 when two student MCs, donning East Asian Studies t-shirts, performed a brief comedic skit and then instructed the audience to turn off its cellphones in Chinese. The event’s brochure promised the audience a chance to “explore the Chinese literary heritage” and this promise was certainly delivered, with a little bit of humor and a lot of dramatic flair.Dozens of members of the Harvard community flocked to the Yenching Auditorium at 2 Divinity Ave. to listen to students declaim poems and songs in Chinese, usually accompanied by glossy PowerPoint presentations with English translations and traditional music. The competition’s three judges, Jennifer Liu, Emily Huang, and David Wang, all EALC faculty, could be seen throughout the competition nodding with approval, as the 37 participants masterfully worked their way through such verses as “Regret for Peony Flowers” by Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi and Meng Haoran’s classic “Spring Dawn.”last_img read more

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Real Madrid, Arsenal deadlocked in Ceballos talks

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is no closer to confirming where he will be playing next season, with his future in the Spanish capital uncertain. Ceballos spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Premier League side Arsenal, and despite the Gunners willingness to keep him at the club, no deal has been reached.Advertisement The Spanish international has remained open to the potential of either returning to Madrid, or remaining in London, with his first team opportunities set to be limited at the Santiago Bernabeu. Read Also: Dutch FA demands €5m from Barcelona to appoint KoemanAccording to reports from Mundo Deportivo, Los Blancos are frustrated at Arsenal’s unwillingness to meet their €45m asking price, with Arteta rumoured to be angling for another loan deal, with an option to buy in 2021.Former club Real Betis have also been linked with a move for the 24-year old, however, they are also likely to prefer an initial loan move instead of a full transfer in the coming weeks.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Irresistibly Gorgeous Asian ActressesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

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Indian Premier League MS Dhoni’s angry outburst with umpire mars Chennai Super Kings win against Rajasthan Royals

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings needed 18 runs to win off the final over in their chase of 152 against Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur. MS Dhoni was batting brilliantly on 58 and Ben Stokes was bowling the final over. Chennai Super Kings started off well with Ravindra Jadeja blasting a six straight down the ground but Stokes got the big wicket of Dhoni with a yorker which sent the skipper back. On the fourth ball of the innings, controversy erupted. Stokes bowled a slow, full toss which seemed over the waist and Mitchell Santner whacked it to wide long on for a couple.Initially, umpire Ulhas Gandhe raised the arm to signal a no-ball for height and the buzzers at the ground went off. However, the square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford over-ruled it. This infuriated Dhoni who charged onto the playing field and protested the decision. Dhoni pointed out that umpire Gandhe had raised the arm and it should be a no-ball but umpire Oxenford stated that he did not signal a no-ball. A heated argument ensued and few of the Rajasthan Royals players got involved.Play was held up for some time but Chennai Super Kings managed to get over the line when Santner clubbed a six off the last ball as they won the game by four wickets off the last ball. Following the incident, Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match fee for the outburst. In a statement released by the IPL, it said, “Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur. Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.” Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said in the post-match presentation that Dhoni wanted some clarity. “Our understanding was that the umpire at the bowler’s end had called the no-ball and then there was confusion around whether it was a no ball or not. MS was after some clarity and it didn’t seem to be coming. So, he took the opportunity to go out in there and discuss it with the umpires,” Fleming said.Umpiring howlers dominate IPLThis is not the first time that umpiring controversies dominated the IPL 2019. In the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium, the umpire failed to spot a no-ball from Lasith Malinga in the last ball of the 20th over as Mumbai Indians won by a close margin against Virat Kohli’s side. The replays were shown on the big screen and it showed Malinga had overstepped and this prompted Kohli to lash out at the umpires.During the Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab game, the match was overshadowed by the mankading incident while in the game against Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at Mohali, the umpires had allowed Ashwin to bowl seven balls in one over. This latest controversy will only serve to increase the spotlight on the umpires as the tournament progresses. MS Dhoni has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for his outburst.The IPL 2019 has been overshadowed by umpiring blunders.Chennai Super Kings are on top of the table in IPL 2019. highlightslast_img read more

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