There are countless cultural -differences between China and the US Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Black , and it's -usually interesting to see those differences trickle into the world of sports.
One of those differences revolves around the way parents raise their children. As Amy Chua made clear in her 2011 shock-value memoir about "Tiger Mothers," many Chinese parents push their children to excel academically and in other areas, to compete with and surpass the accomplishments of their peers.
Chua contrasted this mind-set with a stereotypical American parenting strategy that focuses more on children's -self-esteem, social lives and overall personal happiness.
Don't tell that to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.
Last week, Harrison returned two trophies his sons received simply for participating in an athletic event. On Instagram, he wrote, "While I am proud of my boys and will encourage them [until] the day I die Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Triple White , these trophies will be given back until they earn a REAL trophy."
It's no surprise that Harrison feels this way. After signing with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2002, he was released three times during the seasons that followed. It was only through hard work and dedication that Harrison eventually earned two Super Bowl rings.
It's too bad more American parents don't feel the way Harrison does about "participation trophies." While it's true that there are plenty of misguided parents who take their kids' competitive endeavors too seriously, it's also not healthy for those kids to believe that "We're all winners" - a vanilla, feel-good phrase that is spewed at far too many American elementary schools and the playing fields that surround them.
The reality is that individual -human beings possess different skill sets. -Accordingly, some children are great at sports, while others excel in nonathletic areas. The sooner children are taught to deal with success and failure in a -reasonable manner, the sooner they will be -prepared for adult life.
Turns out we're not all winners Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost White , but James Harrison certainly is. And the odds are pretty good that his competitive philosophy will help his sons become winners as well.
BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The president of Argentinian soccer club Estudiantes de La Plata, Juan Sebastian Veron, promised on Monday he will enforce internal sanctions against the players that led a scandal during the match against rivals Gimnasia.
"Obviously there are issues that we will talk about at an internal level. It is clear that we have to take some type of action," the former soccer player, who played in three World Cups, told local television channel Todo Noticias.
The scenes of violence displayed in Mar de Plata's World Cup stadium Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost , southeast of Buenos Aires, on Sunday did not achieve anything according to Veron, who played in three World Cups. The match was supposed to be a friendly but ended in a free-for-all between players on the pitch.
"I understand why the players got upset but I definitely don't support these types of actions when we are talking about Estudiantes," said the former midfielder who has been president of the club since the end of 2014.
Before the match, Veron spoke "with the team, with the captain (Leandro Desabato), to prevent violent actions Cheap Ultra Boost Grey ," but "it seems it wasn't enough."
"We are a club that tries to take care of these aspects. We represent the founding colors," lamented the 40-year-old president who added however that the players would "face up" to what happened.
Veron played for Argentina in the World Cups in France 1998, South Korea-Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010.
Veron retired from Estudiantes in June 2012, although he returned to play for the club until he was dismissed on May 18, 2014.
BEIJING, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese shares rallied on Friday lifted by financial heavyweights, ending a week of modest gains.
The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.62 percent to close at 2 Cheap Ultra Boost Triple Black ,979.43 points while the smaller Shenzhen index gained 0.54 percent to close at 10,339.68 points.
Total turnover on the two bourses fell sharply to 550 billion yuan (84.3 billion U.S. dollars), compared with 730 billion yuan the previous trading day.
The benchmark Shanghai index wobbled during the day before jumping near the closing bell, with securities companies and insurance firms leading the gains.
Major insurer China Life Insurance, for example, saw its shares up 2.14 percent.
The A-share market saw impressive recovery in the past two weeks with more liquidity pumped in.
Data from EPFR, a provider of fund flow data Cheap Ultra Boost Black , showed that 1.12 billion U.S. dollars flowed into the Chinese markets this week, the highest amount since July 2015.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), some of which track the A-share indexes, also saw continuous money inflow, according to EPFR.
In the long run, stocks are still better choices to invest in as there is a shortage of high return assets, said Guotai Junan Securities.
On Friday Cheap Ultra Boost Triple White , the ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, lost 0.17 percent to close at 2,216.09 points.
BOAO, Hainan, April 8 (Xinhua) -- Some 3,000 heavyweights worldwide will gather in the scenic southern Chinese coastal town of Boao this week to attend the Boao Forum for Asia Cheap Ultra Boost White , with many seeking answers to a question: where is the world's second-largest economy heading?
Participants have reasons to feel puzzled. The past quarter has seen a declining Chinese yuan, more corporate bond defaults and slowing factory activity, all of which have triggered concerns over the Chinese economy.
There is no doubt China is suffering short-term pains with a string of indicators suggesting the country's first quarter growth may fall short of the annual target of 7.5 percent.
As the Chinese government puts the brakes on the economy, transition is a boon both for the Chinese as well as the world.