LYIT HAILED FOR ‘DOING THE BUSINESS’ ON CHINESE COURSE

first_imgStudents meet Minister Brendan Howlin on their trip to China.A ground-breaking new diploma programme at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) educating participants in how to work, live, and do business in China has been hailed as a major success.A total of 13 mature students were the first to take part in LYITs Diploma in Professional Selling and International Marketing (China) (DPSIM) which has just reached its conclusion. Students came from a number of different sectors, including finance, design, hospitality and sales.LYIT students get down to work with their Chinese counterparts.And although their hopes for future careers were all very diverse, they were strongly supported through this unique programme.Returning from Shanghai in recent weeks the group have been fortunate to have been part of a programme which is helping to forge some very important business and trade links between Ireland and one of the world’s leading economic powers.This innovative course is the first of its kind in Ireland to provide participants with intensive exposure to businesses and potential employers in Shanghai. The programme is fully funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) through its Springboard initiative and supported by the Department of Social Protection (DSP).Springboard provides free higher education opportunities to people who lost their jobs in recent years as a result of the economic crash. Springboard provides people with the opportunity to reskill and get back to work, thus contributing to building Ireland’s future.The main focus of the Diploma was to enable students to make connections and develop networking opportunities with Chinese companies and the ex-pat business community so they can continue to develop, not only their own careers, but also strengthen ties between Ireland and China.The course programme was delivered in two parts; firstly, a semester on campus at LYIT before the group travelled to Shanghai for six weeks.During the first semester at LYIT the students studied professional selling and international marketing. It was during this time that the group were also given an all-important grounding in what doing business in China is all about.Having completed the first semester at LYIT, the group left for China on February 15th. The first six weeks were spent on site in Shanghai working on case studies for Chinese companies who are looking to enter the Irish and European Market. During their first week in Shanghai the group got to put some of their skills learned back in Letterkenny into practice. The induction week also taught the basic survival skills of how to get a mobile phone sim card, how to use the public transport system and how to order food. And with the basics mastered, the group were quickly back on track to begin the second part of their course. They met with government officials and visited two of the major industrial zones in Shanghai, at Jiading and Pudong.SUCCESSA significant portion of the course was devoted to learning the language, culture and business etiquette of China. It is a well-known fact that even the most successful of western businesspeople have not and will not succeed in China without understanding the Chinese way of doing business.As the Head of LYIT’s School of Business, Mr Michael Margey explained: “This has been such an opportunity for these students. For anyone who is interested in working in China or for Chinese companies, this first-hand experience cannot be underestimated. Having visited China for work, I would never have known how important simple things like sending a thank-you e-mail after a meeting can be. The Chinese culture has been in existence for such a long time, compared with the culture we have here in the west. It is a fascinating and very different culture to the one we are used to and for that reason, being offered an insight like these students have been given is an invaluable contribution to their future prospects” He continued: “I am delighted that LYIT have been so pro-active in offering this Diploma programme. I think there is no doubt that it will be of enormous benefit to those who have taken part, and indeed to the county as a whole.”Essential to the success of this Springboard programme has been the input of LYIT’s Chinese Partners and facilitators, Dublin-based Zhida International (www.zhiadice.com).Their involvement, coupled with the excellent links already forged between LYIT and China enabled Springboard course participants to gain access to some of the most eminent experts on doing business in china.One of the programme highlights was a meeting with Mr Tom Doctoroff, one of Asia’s most respected advertising professionals and a leading expert in Chinese consumer psychology.IMPORTANCEThe importance of this unique course at LYIT cannot be under-estimated and its value has already been recognised by government and business sectors alike.Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin, TD, travelled to Shanghai this year as part of the government’s programme to promote Ireland across the world on St Patrick’s Day. While there, Minister Howlin met with the LYIT students where he recognised the important role they would play in fostering inward investment to Ireland.Since his return, Minister Howlin has spoken publicly of the significance of having a programme like this available in Ireland.“I was delighted to meet with students of Letterkenny IT’s Diploma in Professional Selling and International Marketing while in Shanghai over the St. Patrick’s Day period as part of the Government’s Promote Ireland programme.“The students, of all ages, showed real enthusiasm for and knowledge of China’s culture, language and economy. China is a key market for Ireland. It is encouraging to see our Educational Institutions pro-actively preparing their students for emerging markets like China.”RECOGNITIONThe programme has also been given great recognition and support by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Consulate in Shanghai. Speaking following a recent meeting with the group in Shanghai, Mr Gormley the Consular General stated: “The group is really a credit to Donegal and to LYIT and we look forward to hearing of progress with the programme and to seeing more groups visit in future.”Course participant, Robert Nuttall made some observations on how he felt he was benefitting from the cultural immersion of his stay in Shanghai.“The Enterprise Ireland event in the evening allowed us to mingle with some of the consulate staff, ex pats and locals. It was great to hear some real insight into life as an expat in china, we got some sound advice and I also managed to make a contact within the design industry.”“I’m learning that China does not do things by halves and am blown away by the sheer scale of what has been done here in such a short space of time”The students and the Diploma course also generated considerable interest in China. They were invited to a press conference and featured in more than 20 newspapers. They also appeared on Shanghai Morning News and were the feature of a documentary being made by CCTV, China’s national broadcaster.LYIT HAILED FOR ‘DOING THE BUSINESS’ ON CHINESE COURSE was last modified: May 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessChinadonegalLYITlast_img read more

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Virushka married: Anushka Sharma to spend New Year’s eve with Virat Kohli in South Africa

first_imgVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are officially a married couple now. The two tied the knot at Borgo Finocchieto in Tuscany, South of Italy. The couple has been a favourite of the masses and has dominated headlines ever since they started dating back in 2013.And according to a statement issued, the couple are set to spend New Year’s eve in South Africa.This was very likely as the Indian team is supposed to leave for South Africa on December 27 for a three-match Test series that starts on January 5, 2018 at Newlands. The Test series will be followed by six ODIs and three T20Is.However, Anushka will return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai.Earlier in the day, both Kohli and Anushka came out on their Twitter handles and shared pictures of their wedding with their fans. They openly confessed love for each other and sought blessings from their fans.Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/Scobdiqk7ladvertisement- Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 11, 2017This is the statement issued by Anushka Sharma’s spokesperson:We are very happy to announce that Ms. Anushka Sharma and Mr. Virat Kohli got married at a private ceremony in Italy, today. The wedding was attended by close family and a few friends as they wished their wedding to be a very private affair. The wedding was performed as per Hindu rituals. Top fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed the wedding ensemble for both the bride and the groom. Virat and Anushka will now start inviting all industry friends and colleagues for the celebrations that are set to happen in Mumbai.Heartiest congratulations to this lovely pair. Wishing the couple a very happy married life. https://t.co/d1gd5vCkiw- BCCI (@BCCI) December 11, 2017Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli said in a joint statement, “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share this wonderful news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans and well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey.”The couple will be hosting a reception in New Delhi for their relatives on 21st December which will be followed by a reception for industry friends and cricketers in Mumbai on 26th December.The newly wed couple will travel to South Africa where Virat will start prepping for the upcoming series and Anushka will spend New Year’s Eve with him and return in the first week of January to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai’s film with Shah Rukh Khan in Mumbai. She will also start prepping for Sui Dhaaga as the shooting for the same starts in February 2018 with Varun Dhawan. Anushka will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of Pari which is releasing on 9th February.Congratulations @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma! https://t.co/tx09TnLl0V- ICC (@ICC) December 11, 2017Virat, on the other hand, will be playing the series in South Africa for two months which includes three Tests, six One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.Post their wedding the newly wed couple will be shifting to their new residence in Worli, Mumbai in December once they return from Delhi.Their spokesperson said, “We are extremely grateful to the media for their support and understanding in making this special occasion a memorable one and thank them for their continued love and support.”last_img read more

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay top Group A, Saudi Arabia stun Egypt

first_imgUruguay completed a hat-trick of wins and will head into the round of 16 as Group A toppers after crushing Russia 3-0 in their final group fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Monday.Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani both started as strikers and both managed to score once each while Denis Cheryshev scored an own goal to add to Russia’s woes on a forgettable night at a jam-packed Samara stadium.Uruguay are the first team to win all their group games with a clean sheet at the World Cup. Argentina was the last team to achieve this feat in 1998.FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay 3-0 Russia | Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt at Full TimeCavani’s goal made him the second player from Uruguay to have scored in three separate World Cups. Suarez was the first to set the record.Suarez himself scored his 7th World Cup goal for Uruguay becoming the second highest goal-scorer for his country behind Oscar Miguez.Key stats:Only #BRA have suffered a heavier defeat as a host nation (7-1 vs #GER in 2014)Both @LuisSuarez9 and @ECavaniOfficial have scored at the 2010, 2014, and 2018 #WorldCup tournaments #URURUS pic.twitter.com/KaH3Vd7IkvFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018Suarez grabbed his second goal of the tournament to open Uruguay’s account with a free kick after 10 minutes and they doubled the lead with an own goal from Russia’s Denis Cheryshev soon after.That silenced a vociferous home crowd who had been in party mode after Russia’s opening two victories and were not expecting their final group contest to be effectively ended in the 36th minute when Igor Smolnikov was sent off for a second booking.advertisementEdinson Cavani bundled home a third goal for Uruguay at the death to wrap up their third straight victory, ensuring they finished above the Russians, who will now have to face the winners of Group B in the last 16.Uruguay, who kept their sixth straight clean sheet, will face the runners-up from that group, which will be decided when Spain, Portugal and Iran battle it out for two last-16 spots later on Monday.While Russia had confounded those who predicted a group stage exit with resounding victories over Saudi Arabia and Egypt, there was still a question mark over how they would perform when they faced stronger opposition.Meanwhile, the second match on Monday saw Saudi Arabia grab a late winner through Salem as they stunned Egypt 2-1 to end their campaign in Russia on a high.Key stats:@ElHadary becomes the first African goalkeeper to save a #WorldCup penalty#KSA secure their first #WorldCup win since 1994#KSAEGY pic.twitter.com/A0Y1P6iYhfFIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018The match was tied at 1-1 and was heading towards a draw but Salem had other ideas as he scored in the fifth minute of extra time to put a smile on the Saudi Arabian faces at the Volgograd Arena.Saudi Arabia finished third in the group standings, scoring their only goals of the tournament and vastly improving from the 5-0 thrashing by hosts Russia in their opening game.It was a bitter disappointment for the Egyptian side, however, with Liverpool striker Salah unable to prevent three consecutive defeats for his country. Egyptian keeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup at 45-years-old.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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