Rugby vs American Football

They’re both called ‘olive ball’ here in China. But what are the differences between rugby and American football? 

在中国它们通通被称为『橄榄球』,但是究竟英式橄榄球RUGBY和美式橄榄球(又称为美式足球)究竟有什么区别呢?

Most people will point out that American football players are covered in armor whereas rugby players simply wear a mouthpiece. Both are full contact sports which require intense ball carrying and tackling but there are many differences that make each sport quite unique. 

人们通常都会指出,美式橄榄球运动员通常全副武装,而英式橄榄球运动员仅仅一个牙套就够了。实际上这两项运动都是完全的接触性运动,需要有密集的传球和铲球。但二者又大径不同使得这两项运动都独一无二。

First off, rugby is older and American football evolved from rugby’s core. So basics like tackling and scoring are similar. American football terms such as touchdown and field goal came directly from rugby in the 19th Century.

首先,英式橄榄球历史更源远一些,美式橄榄球后根据英式橄榄球的核心发展而来,所以他们的基本规则和得分是十分相似的。例如美式橄榄球中的触地得分和射门得分则早在十九世纪由英式橄榄球规则当中直接演变而来。

Here are the key differences:

Rugby is played by 15 per side. That’s 30 players on the pitch with only one referee. Players stay on the pitch the entire match playing offense and defense until they are taken out of the game. Once a player is substituted he cannot rejoin the match.

以下是英式和美式之间的关键不同之处:

英式橄榄球每队由15名球员组成,场上一共只有三十名球员和一名裁判。在比赛结束之前,所有的球员都在场上进行防守和进攻,一旦球员被替换下场,他将不能重新参加该场比赛。

Football is 11 per side. Players are specialized and play only certain plays, can come in and out every play. 

美式橄榄球每队由11人组成,除了特定的比赛需要,场上可以随时替换或全部的球员。

Rugby players run forward and pass backwards to advance the ball. No blocking or running out of bounds is allowed.

Football players can run forward or pass over the defense to advance the ball. Blocking assists the runner and running out of bounds allows the offense to retain possession of the ball.

英式橄榄球球员通常是向前跑和向身位靠后的球员传球来推进战线,进攻方的其他球员不可以超过持球球员,也不可以冲撞和阻挡不持球的球员或者持球出界。

美式橄榄球的球员则可以向前跑或者通过穿越防守方传球来推进防线,进攻方球员可以帮助持球者冲撞防守方球员为其打开进攻空间,即便持球者跑出界,仍旧保持球权。

Rugby players can kick as an attack and retain possession.

Football players usually kick to surrender possession.

Rugby is nonstop with quick restarts.

Football is full of stoppages, timeouts, and long breaks for quarters and injuries.

英式橄榄球球员可以进攻踢球并保持球权。

而美式通常踢球后需交出球权。

英式橄榄球通常开赛后赛程紧凑,没有计时暂停,而美式则有很多暂停, 超时,或者四分之一赛时后和有受伤时都将暂停比赛计时。

Scoring by touching the ball down in the end zone in rugby is 5 points followed by a 2 point kick.

Scoring by crossing the goal line of the end zone in football is 6 points followed by a 1 point kick.

英式橄榄球的在对方得分区持球触地(达阵)得分5分,达阵后还可以踢射门一次,射中2分。

美式橄榄球可直接带球穿越得分线达阵,达阵得分6分,完成达阵得分后可踢射门得分1分。

A rugby penalty kick is 3 points and a drop goal taken during the play is also 3 points. Any player can kick.

An American football field goal is 3 points and is taken by the kicking specialist who usually does nothing else but this.

英式橄榄球罚踢得3分,或在比赛过程中直接射门同样得3分。场上任何球员都可踢射。但在美式中射门得分同样3分,但不同的说通常都会有特定的踢射球员,而这个人除了射门也只有射门而已。

Rugby tackles turn into rucks and play continues.

Football tackles end the play and everyone has a chance to reset before the next play.

英式橄榄球在比赛过程当中,如果持球者被扑搂(Tackle)摔倒,双方球员上来抢夺地上的球时形成RUCK,比赛继续。而在美式中,持球者被扑搂摔倒后,比赛暂停,而所有人都有机会在比赛继续时重新调整战略甚至是球员。

Rugby offers the defense many chances to win back the ball. After every tackle a ruck is formed where both teams try to force each other backwards to win the ball. Scrums and lineouts restart the match when the a foul has been committed or the ball has gone out of bounds. These both also allow the defense a chance to win the ball back. 

英式为防守方提供了很多赢回球权的机会。每次铲球后,两队都试图互相迫使对方后退以赢得球权。当出现犯规或者出界时,Scrum(俗称斗牛)和Lineout(列队争球)是最常见的两种重新回复比赛的形式。这两种方式都让防守方有机会赢回球权。

Play is restarted in American football by snapping the ball to the quarterback. Referees reset the ball after each play.

在美式当中,任何开球都必须首先传给四分卫。每次恢复比赛后由裁判重新设置开球。

Rugby players run around for 80 mins, tackle, kick, pass, and run. This means all sorts of body types are needed- tall skinny players, short round players, light quick players, etc. There is a position for everyone.

Football positions are specialized. A player who catches almost never will be asked to tackle. A passer will never have to kick, etc. There are positions that rarely have to run and most defenders never have to run with the ball, pass, catch, or kick.

在英式橄榄球80分钟左右的比赛中,所有球员都有可能需要完成扑搂,传球,射门,带球等动作,这就意味着无论你的体格如何,高矮胖瘦,英式橄榄球总有一个属于你的位置。

而美式就稍稍有些不同了,基本上来说每个人都有自己特定的位置和任务。例如接球者不会安排扑搂的动作,带球者可能永远不用踢射等等,例如这些特定的位置很少需要奔跑,并且大多数的防守者都不需要有带球跑,传球,接球或者踢射这些动作。

Rugby games are 80 mins long with a short halftime and a running clock.

Football games are 60 mins long with breaks for each quarter. The clock stops for numerous reasons and each team can call time outs.

英式橄榄球大约时长80分钟左右,中场休息非常短暂,而比赛开场后计时不会停止。

美式橄榄球赛时实际只有60分钟,比赛分四个赛节,每四分之一(15分钟)比赛休息一次。但总有诸多原因会暂停比赛计时,因此看球赛的人永远不知道这场比赛会进行多久。

Overall, rugby is for all-around athletes where teamwork and on-field decision making win or lose games.

Football is more of a chess match between two coaches who call plays executed by specialized players good at their positions.

总体来说,英式橄榄球是一个全能运动员的运动项目,团队合作和赛场决策都有可能赢得或输掉比赛。

美式橄榄球相对于来说更像两队教练之间的抉择,他们的球员则像是这场体能国际象棋赛中的棋子,球员的安排甚至决定了比赛的结果。

Come experience rugby in person here in Shenzhen. For more information please subscribe Shenzhen Dragons Rugby Club Wechat. 

欢迎大家加入我们体验一下英式橄榄球的魅力吧。有关更多信息请访问深圳龙队英式橄榄球俱乐部或关注我们的微信公众平台。

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Full Scholarship Available at Merchiston International School, Shenzhen

Merchiston International School (MIS) Shenzhen is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School (MCS), a top-ranked independent school located in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, which boasts a rich history of over 185 years. 

Merchiston International School provides deserving students with the opportunity to experience the best of British international education in a culturally diverse environment.

MIS is now accepting scholarship applications for full A Level (tuition and boarding, up to a value of RMB315,500 per year) and partial IGCSE scholarships for August 2018. 

Don’t delay, as all completed applications must be submitted by Friday, April 27, 2018

Selection Process

MIS is looking for academically strong students who are well-rounded and who will contribute positively to the school community. Candidates are evaluated based on their past academic performance, awards received, participation in extracurricular activities and their personal statement. Final scholarship award decisions will also take into consideration the results of the candidate’s assessments and applicant and family interviews.

Scholarship awards are intended for the duration of a student’s Year 10 to Year 13 school attendance at MIS. Students must maintain a high academic standing, also consistently demonstrate a positive attitude and maximum effort in their learning.  

British Education with a Global Outlook

As the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School, Merchiston International School (MIS) in Shenzhen will provide an authentic British education as well as boarding school system.

MIS Headmaster Chris Lynn will lead the outstanding teaching and management team to create a first-class, British international boarding school in Shenzhen. MIS teacher recruitment is conducted globally through our British team. Among the currently confirmed teaching team, over 80 percent are from the UK.

All our teachers are highly qualified with degrees, teaching qualifications and many years of teaching experience both in the UK and international schools. Futhermore, current MCS Headmaster Mr. Andrew Hunter will join MIS in August as Educational Consultant in order to assure the quality of both teaching and learning. 

Merchiston International School is a boarding school that accepts students ages 5-18, with boarding from Year 3 onwards. Primary students (Years 3-6) may choose to attend the day school only, supported by our school buses. 

Secondary students (Years 7-13) are assigned houses within our boarding system. There are three uniquely designed, modern boarding facilities in MIS, with resident staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing personalised, focused care and supervision.

Boarding develops a cohesive blend of school learning with extra time available for enrichment activities, a full program is developed for students to ensure their time is productive and enjoyable. A close and caring community is at the core of the boarding experience, where students and staff work together to develop independence and resilience in MIS learners.

MIS provides British National Curriculum with additional access to Mandarin language as part of the core learning. In MIS, Chinese culture will be taught through the Art, Music and Performing Arts programme, IGCSEs and A Levels. The curriculum in MIS has also been modified to reflect our Chinese setting and international outlook. Students are provided with the opportunity to go traveling in China and abroad, which will help broaden their horizons even further.

With this unique combination of learning experiences, MIS pupils will acquire determination, passion, life skills and the right qualifications to contribute to the amazing growth of the city of Shenzhen and beyond.

For further queries about application and scholarship programmes, etc., please contact admissions@merchiston.cn or call 400 867 0177.  

Merchiston International School (MIS) offers the best of British curriculum. Students Years 1-9 study the English National Curriculum, while students Years 10-13 study for IGCSE and GCE A Level examinations. 

Located in Longhua District, Shenzhen, MIS occupies grounds of 20,000 square meters with combined 50,000 square meters of building space, accomodating 1,200 students with a maximum class size of 22. The school will open its doors to boys and girls ages 5-18 in August 2018.  

How to apply

Step 1 – Gather the necessary documentation. The application form is online. Before you begin to complete the application, make sure to prepare the following documents which you will submit in the first section of the application form. 您带好需要的文件。申请表格可在线下载,在您填表之前,请准备好表格中第一栏所提及的文件(如下)。

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Step 2 – Write your personal statement, a 300-word essay. The Merchiston motto is “Ready Ay Ready”. What does this mean to you? 请撰写一篇个人陈述信,一个 300 字的小论文。 题目—深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校的校训是“为未来而来”,你对这个校 训是如何理解的呢?

Step 3 – Complete the application form and attach your personal statement as a PDF file. 请完成申请表格,同时附上 PDF 格式的个人陈述信。

Step 4 – FOR SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS ONLY – Shortlisted applicants will be invited to visit MIS to sit the scholarship assessment and attend an individual and family interview. (仅限奖学金候选人)深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校会邀请候选 人来校完成奖学金评估,同时参加学校对学生个人和家人的面试。

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深圳曼彻斯通城堡学校 

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No. 12 Shilongzai Road, Dalang Sub-district, Longhua District, Shenzhen

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Mission Hills Opens “Chinaflug” Exhibition To Unveil 80-Year-OldHidden Photos

Mission Hills Group has officially opened its “Chinaflug” photography exhibition at the luxury Mission Hills Haikou resort on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan.

The opening ceremony was attended by Dr Andreas Kaufmann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leica Camera AG and Owner of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH; Mrs Karin Kaufmann, Art Director of Leica Gallery International and Chairwoman of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH; Mr Tenniel Chu, Mission Hills Group Vice-Chairman; and Cao Yuan Xin, Director of Department of Culture, Radio, Television, Publication and Sports of Hainan Province.

In the mid-1930s, a celebrated German aviator called Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen flew over China with his Leica camera, recording stunning landscapes, natural features and historical monuments. For more than 80 years his photos have remained undiscovered and unseen – until now.

The Chinaflug (meaning China Flight) exhibition will run for 45 days at Mission Hills Centreville in Haikou. Entry will be free, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hainan’s status as a province.

On display are several precious and historical photos which have remained unseen to the world for many years. These photographs record incredible images of old China through the power of aerial photography.

Visitors will experience a special exhibition encapsulating the past and blazing a new trail towards a brighter future in photography. They will witness a side to China not seen before as China’s beauty and diversity are displayed for all to see.

Castell has become a legend, not just because of his aerial photography but also because of the precious images he captured. With his Leica camera he was able to capture China through a tumultuous time. He flew over cities, countryside, rolling hills, ports and residential areas including riverbeds and farmlands which were previously undocumented. He was able to encapsulate the spirit of the time with great style and panache and will be remembered as an amazing pioneer both as an aviator and a photographer.

“We are honoured to team up with Mission Hills – like Leica, a family-owned business and a pioneer in its field – to bring these significant photos of China to the Chinese public,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leica Camera AG, Dr Andreas Kaufmann, owner of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.

“Chinaflug is an example of how Leica captured the past one hundred years of human history. It is also a showcase of the long friendship built between Germany and China,” added Karin Kaufmann, Art Director of Leica Gallery International and Chairwoman of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.

Mission Hills Haikou, the most visited tourist attraction in Hainan, is delighted to partner with Leica, with more than 100 years of history, to create yet another first for China and for the world,” added Tenniel Chu, Group Vice Chairman of Mission Hills. “As China’s international tourism island, it is befitting that Hainan should be the location to unveil these remarkable aerial photos of China that have remained a secret for so long. It is our gift to the province and its people to celebrate Hainan’s 30th anniversary!”

Cao Yuan Xin, Director of Department of Culture, Radio, Television, Publication and Sports of Hainan Province commented: “Visitors to Hainan continue to grow year on year and the province received more than 67.45 million tourists in 2017, up 12.2 per cent year-on-year, contributing 81 billion yuan in revenue. Mission Hills has been at the forefront of tourism in Haikou for close to a decade and the Chinaflug exhibition will be another hugely popular attraction for visitors to Hainan.”

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Dr. Andreas Kaufmann and Mrs. Karin Kaufmann of Leica Camera AG join Mr. Tenniel Chu, Group Vice-Chairman of Mission Hills and Hainan Government officials to unveil the Chinaflug photography exhibition at Mission Hills Haikou resort in Hainan, China

ABOUT LEICA

Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary reputation of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellent quality. In combination with innovative technologies, all Leica products fulfil a common objective: better pictures, wherever perception and visualization matter. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hessen in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal and operates its own worldwide network of regional organisations and Leica Retail Stores.

Leica is German engineering at its best, and the Leica ideal is an integral part of the culture of seeing. Leica has a long history of focusing on perception and has developed innovative instruments that offer a unique experience. The result is a renowned series of cameras and lenses, and a superb range of sport optics including high-aperture and laser rangefinder binoculars, and spotting scopes.

These products expand the natural limits of perception and open up new dimensions for human vision and insight. Leica quality is in a class by itself – both in analogue and digital capture modes.  Top-quality systems with intuitive controls provide the best picture results and offer unparalleled creative freedom. In this way, Leica helps transform vision into personal creative fulfilment.

ABOUT MISSION HILLS GROUP

Mission Hills Group, owner and operator of Mission Hills resorts in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and on the tropical island of Hainan, is synonymous with leisure, wellness, entertainment and luxury.

Founded in 1992, Mission Hills is recognized as one of the world’s leading golf brands and a pioneer in China’s hospitality, sports and leisure industry. The world-class integrated leisure and wellness resort destinations have hosted more than 100 international tournaments, dating back to the World Cup of Golf in 1995, the first international golf tournament in China. Mission Hills has also been accredited by the Guinness World Records as the “World’s Largest Golf Club” and the “World’s Largest Mineral Springs and Spa Resort”.

Mission Hills’ properties sprawl over 40 square kilometres. They include 22 championship courses designed by renowned players and architects from five continents, five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, international convention centres, state-of-the-art golf academies, a 20-pitch football training base, Asia’s largest basketball school and Asia’s biggest tennis facility. Mission Hills is also the official training headquarters for China’s Tennis, Football and Golf Associations.

The Group’s ‘golf and more’ leisure philosophy has catalysed its tourism-related business expansion into a leisure hub for multi-generational families. Mission Hills Centreville in Shenzhen and Haikou provides integrated shopping, recreational, business, education, entertainment, leisure and cultural experiences, including Bromsgrove School Mission Hills in Shenzhen in collaboration with the historic British boarding school. Mission Hills has also extended its foray into the hospitality industry by partnering with world-renowned hotel brands such as Hard Rock, Renaissance and Ritz-Carlton. These collaborations have seen the opening of Ritz-Carlton’s first golf resort hotel in China and China’s first Hard Rock Hotel in Shenzhen.

Other significant projects include Movie Town in Haikou in partnership with China’s largest film production company, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation and award-winning director, Feng Xiaogang and China’s first Wet’n’Wild water park in collaboration with Australia’s leading entertainment group and largest theme park operator, Village Roadshow Limited.

Mission Hills has also announced ground-breaking partnerships with FC Barcelona and the NBA to bring the world’s most famous football club and the world’s largest professional basketball league to its Haikou resort, making Hainan island a leading hub for football and basketball development in China.

For more information and latest updates, visit www.missionhillschina.com or follow Mission Hills China on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Try Something New At Tycoon Tuesdays At Terrace Bar

I think we’ve all had nights where we just don’t feel like having our usual drink of choice. Perhaps you are seated at the bar and you spot a particularly tempting bottle of single malt on the top shelf that you’ve never had before? Or maybe a group at another table are celebrating with a champagne that you’ve always seen but never tried?

As tempted as we are to step outside of our comfort zones, we are often put off when we check the price list. Why spend that much on something I might not like when I can buy a drink that’s tried and tested, even if it is a little overly familiar.

But with Tycoon Tuesdays at Terrace Bar, you now have the chance to try some of those drinks you’ve always wanted to. The concept is simple and clean in its execution. Every Tuesday, Terrace Bar selects one of its top shelf, premium items from its drinks list and takes the price and cuts it by as much as 50%.

Only one item from the menu is selected, but each time it rotates to something new. One week it could be a bottle of Belvedere Pure Vodka, the next week it could be a fine Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay. Well, they do say variety is the spice of life.

If you are looking to impress a new date or want to treat the wife to a break from the kids, be sure to head down to Terrace when the Josmeyer Fleur de Lotus is on special. Take advantage of the Terrace’s other promotions on a Tuesday too and treat yourself and your date to a steak dinner. For RMB148, you can enjoy an imported Australian Rib-eye Steak and a glass of wine.

After a long day of touring factories or sitting in meetings, bring your clients down for a bottle of Macallan 12 Years while it’s available on promotion. Put business to one side for a couple of hours and unwind over a few tumblers of single malt.

Or perhaps it could be something more on the wild side? Make the most of the Hennessy VSOP when it’s on rotation. Bring down a group of friends and party like there’s no tomorrow, or at least like tomorrow isn’t a Wednesday. Who knows? Before you know it, you could be on the dance floor jumping and singing along with the resident Terrace Bar band, T.A.S.

Something to celebrate? Pick up a bottle or two of the Don Perignon when it’s on offer and cheers to that promotion, birthday, or engagement. Pop open that bubbly and celebrate in style.

With the bottle on offer changing every week, there’s only one way to find out what is the special that week. By following Terrace’s official WeChat account you can be amongst the first to find out what bottle is on offer.

Not only that, you can also keep up to date with all of Terrace’s other great specials such as the great value daily Lunch Specials where you can sample Terrace Bar’s Thai food, or Ladies’ Night on a Wednesday where ladies can make the most of some fantastic drinks specials all night long.

So treat yourself to something different on Tuesday and allow yourself to feel like a Tycoon.

Upcoming Tycoon Tuesdays:

April 3rd – Hennessey VSOP 700ml – Originally 1198RMB, on offer at 599RMB

April 10th – Martel Noblige 700ml – Originally 1298RMB, on offer at 649RMB

April 17th – Remy Martin VSOP 700ml – Originally 1198RMB, on offer at 599RMB

April 24th – Martel Noblige 1.5L – Originally 4998RMB, on offer at 2999RMB

May 1st – Ferrari-Carano Cabernet Sauvignon – Originally 888RMB, on offer at 444RMB

May 15th – Josmeyer Fleur de Lotus – Originally 628RMB, on offer at 314RMB

May 22nd – Cloudy Bay – Originally 668RMB, on offer at 334RMB

May 29th – Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay – Originally 688RMB, on offer at 344RMB

Place Name:  Terrace

Place Phone: (0755) 2682-9105

Official WeChat Account: Terrace Shenzhen

Website: www.theterracechina.com

Place Address: Seaworld Square, Shekou (above Starbucks) 深圳市南山区蛇口海上世界广场(星巴克二楼)

5,000+ Attend First Ever Spartan Race, Shenzhen

The thought of crawling under barbed wire, scaling walls or plunging several feet into muddy waters might seem ridiculous to most of us – the appeal to an Spartan Racer is however, without question.

Over 5,000 fitness and sports enthusiasts from all over the world gathered together to participate in the first ever Spartan Race to hit Shenzhen – and boy oh boy was it spectacular!

Unlike a normal race – this was a 7KM sprint over muddy and treacherous terrain, scattered throughout with 22 military style obstacles, including fire jumping, wall climbing, spear throwing and even a barbed wire crawl.

The Spartan Race is a true test of endurance – 8am, March 24th 2018, the gates opened and the first set of contenders stepped forward to present themselves – signing wavers and registering their place in the first ever Spartan Race, Shenzhen.

“Aroo! Aroo! Aroo!” – By 9am the Spartan war cry could be heard whaling around the Mission Hills Ecological Sports Park in Shenzhen where the race was being held.

The Spartan Race, Shenzhen, consisted of two race timeslots with elite athletes racing in the morning at 9:15am and group races starting from 1:15pm in the afternoon.

The quickest contender around the 7KM circuit would be crowned the race winner which came with it 7500 RMB in prize money but more importantly – the bragging rights as the first Shenzhen Spartan Race winner!

Second and third place winners received 3000RMB and 1500RMB respectively.

Unlike the elite racers who’s sole objective is to win, the group races provide an opportunity for like-minded individuals, co-workers, friends and family to come together in teams to compete, bond and challenge themselves and each other.

“The build up to this event has brought me and my co-works closer together, we’ve been training together, staying healthy together and really bonded as a group.” – commented Faye Gao from WFCN.

After the dust had settled and all the race times were recorded the elite stage winners were as follows; the men’s race winners was Oleksii Melnyk from Ukraine and the women’s race winner was Maggie from Switzerland.

The first Spartan Race event was held in 2010 in Vermont, USA where roughly 500 competitors competed to be crowned the ultimate Spartan warrior. Since then, the Spartan Race has grown to be the world’s largest obstacle race holding over 200 events in more than 30 countries worldwide.

The Spartan Race, Shenzhen, is set to be back next year. Think you’ve got what it takes? Start training and get involved! “Aroo!”

Article written by Mark Anthony Photography by Mark Anthony Website

Bug fixed for redirects on ShenzhenParty.com under /news

Sometime last week we were trying to redirect www.shenzhenparty.com/news to this site “NowShenzhen.com” as we are now using this site for all daily Shenzhen related news. We made an error in doing this redirect and accidently redirect all pages whose URL started with “/news”. This mean articles like http://www.shenzhenparty.com/news/shenzhen/560973-top-11-hotel-pools-shenzhen were resulting in 404 pages. This problem is now fixed and you can read about hotel pools. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Shenzhen American International School Middle School Scholarship Program

Shenzhen American International School Middle School Scholarship Program

SAIS(Shenzhen American International School) is the first and finest project-based learning school in Shenzhen.  SAIS students not only show strong growth on standardized tests such as the MAP test; they also learn creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through in-depth project-based learning.  SAIS is now providing scholarships to newly enrolled students who show strong academic performance in English and Mathematics.

Application Requirements

  • Students not currently enrolled at SAIS, nor enrolled at SAIS for the previous academic year
  • Students entering grades 6 through 8
  • Students holding a foreign passport or ID
  • Students with high English proficiency  

Award Amount

  • 40% tuition discount for an exceptional application (see selection criteria)
  • 25% tuition discount for a strong application (see selection criteria)
  • The award is for tuition only.  Other fees, such as the application fee, capital fund fee, and optional transportation fee apply in full.  

Application Instructions

  • Submit the following documents to the SAIS admissions office:
    • A letter of introduction in English, no more than 2 pages, explaining why you want to attend SAIS and how you will be a positive addition to our school.
    • 2 years of school records in English
    • 1 letter of recommendation from an English or Mathematics teacher
    • Copies of the student and parent passports or residency permits
    • The standard SAIS application form, completed in English
      • Available at the admissions office or at http://www.szsais.org/index.php/admiss/show/id/20.html.
      • The school is located at 80 Gongyuan Road in Shekou, just north of Gongye 7 Road.
      • (fees will not apply until the student decides to enroll)
      • Email the above documents to admissions@szsais.org, or deliver them to the admissions office in person.
      • Finalists will be contacted to visit SAIS to interview with the admissions director and sit for the MAP tests with the principal.

 Important Dates 

  • March 12-April 30 – applications accepted at the SAIS admissions office
  • May 9 (evening), May 12 (afternoon), or by special appointment – students visit SAIS for interview and testing
  • On or before May 18 – candidates will be notified about the status of their scholarship application
  • On or before June 1 – students enroll at SAIS

Selection Criteria 

SAIS is offering this scholarship to provide financial assistance to new middle school students with strong skills in English, Mathematics, and social character.  All elements of the process will be considered, including the school records, teacher recommendation, on-campus interview, and MAP test scores.  Students must test above grade level on the MAP test to be considered.  The number of scholarships will vary, depending on available seats and the number of qualified students.  Students who do not receive a scholarship are still welcome to enroll at SAIS for full tuition.  The scholarship decision is final and may not be appealed.

Length of Scholarship 

The scholarship extends through the 8th grade year.  Therefore, a 6th grade student would have 3 years of scholarship, a 7th grade student would have 2 years of scholarship, and an 8th grade student would have 1 year of scholarship.

The scholarship must begin the following school year.  Families may not defer the scholarship.

Loss of Scholarship

A student may lose their scholarship for the following years for academic or behavior problems.  Students who are not maintaining a high academic standard, or who are having behavior problems, will be notified and put on probation.  Failure to improve academics or behavior could result in loss of scholarship for the following years.

If a student withdraws from SAIS, the scholarship is immediately forfeit, and no cash refund is available for the remaining value of the scholarship.

 
Chinese Name: 

深美国际学校

Place Address: 

Shenzhen American International School, No.80, Shekou, Nanshan district, Shenzhen

深圳市南山区蛇口公园路80号
Place Phone:  

+86 (755) 86316699

[Review] The Lantern Festival Event

As the first important festival after Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival is celebrated throughout China. Last Saturday, we also held an event to celebrate this lovely festival. Many students and friends joined our event. They learned how to make the sweet dumplings (tāng yuán) from our teachers. Sweet dumpling is one kind of very traditional food, which is normally hand-made. We experienced the whole process of making sweet dumplings and everyone enjoyed it very much!

元宵节是春节之后的第一个节日,无论在南方还是北方都很受重视。上个星期六,汉林也举办了庆祝元宵节的活动。汤圆是一种手工制作的传统食物,在活动当天我们一起学习了如何制作汤圆。大家都玩儿得很开心!

We will have more new events coming up. Welcome to join us next time!!

新活动陆续有来哦,欢迎大家来参加我们的活动!

Know more about us:

http://www.shenzhenparty.com/places/education/mandarin-language-lessons/hanlin-language-center

Place Name:  Hanlin Language Center 汉林
Place Address:  706, 7F, Building A, Li’an Business Tower, Wanghai Road, Shekou (Dongjiao tou station Exit A)
深圳市蛇口望海路利安商务大厦A座706
Place Phone: 0755 21616006
Email:  hanlinmandarin@163.com

KOOZA of Cirque Du Soleil Debuts

KOOZA, one of the most classic shows of Cirque Du Soleil, will unveil its mystery tonight at the public square of Longgang Radio and Television Center, Shenzhen Media Group. 

The media were invited to visit the Big Top of the Cirque Du Soleil on March 1st and witnessed the preparation of the whole team.

 

KOOZA has embarked on a tour of six cities in China and Shenzhen is the first station of its 2018’s tour in the country.The show in Shenzhen will last from March 1st to April 1st.  Cirque Du Soleil, from Montreal, has performed in 450 cities in 60 countries.Get ticket now! 

加拿大太阳马戏KOOZA秀将于3月1日在深圳龙岗拉开大幕,进行为期一个月的表演,并陆续在中国各大城市开展巡演。在大秀正式开始前一天,记者到秀场进行了探营,一睹演员彩排风采,也带观众“提前看大秀”。 
拨开黄蓝色的大帐篷,恍如穿越到一个奇幻世界。KOOZA秀的圆形舞台一览无余,提供了260度的绝佳视野,在灯光效果的作用下,简单的圆形舞台也似乎“动”起来了。 关于太阳马戏和《KOOZA》秀太阳马戏于1984年在加拿大创立,KOOZA是太阳马戏巡演类剧目中最原汁原味的特色表演之一。演出把马戏艺术与街头娱乐戏剧性组合,将音乐、灯光、舞蹈、即兴喜剧等艺术形式融为一体,创造出专属于太阳马戏的表演模式。

《KOOZA》秀是太阳马戏回归经典之作,再现了马戏表演的两大精髓:人体特技和小丑艺术。本剧表现了在人生不同阶段的不同欲望,通过绚丽多彩的混合表演,为观众呈现出一场大胆,诙谐的舞台幽默剧。“《KOOZA》秀表现的是人与人之间的交流,世界的双面性—好与坏,黑与白。但是它要做到以一种有趣和直白的方式去呈现,而并非严肃,更多的是想法的传递。故事的线索在于探索,探索恐惧,身份,赞誉和权力”《KOOZA》秀的剧作家及监制David Shiner如是说。

KOOZA 演出的环球帐篷占地面积约 1.7万平米,所有的帆布和整体支架轨道重达 11500磅,帐篷高达 19 米,直径为51米。现场搭建的几十名技术人员,将地面上的100多根柱子手动撑起,瞬间“黄蓝相间的巨大城堡”在城市中一跃而起,是中国罕见的帐篷剧场。

[Winner Announcement] Sonar Hong Kong 2018

ShenzhenParty.com is very proud to hold a contest for [Ticket Giveaway] Sonar Hong Kong 2018 ticket giveaway.  We are pleased to announce that the winner of the contest is as below. Congratulations!!

Winners:

Marius Peter  

Danielle2  

WD. 

Congratulations to the winners above!! :) Also thanks to everyone who attended the contest. We look forward to seeing you all at our next contest in the future. Be prepared, you just might be the next winner!!