Center for Global Business & Technology opens

first_imgCenter for Global Business & Technologyat Champlain College opens its doorsBURLINGTON, Vt.-Champlain College opened a $10 million academic facilityon August 30. The Center for Global Business & Technology will enhance theCollege’s ability to put students to work on real business challenges forVermont companies and non-profits, which will fuel Vermont’s businesscommunity. Students will interact with these clients and Champlain facultymembers in new high-tech classrooms and multimedia suites, a marketresearch and strategy room, focus group room, international businessresource center and conference rooms.”This building speaks to Champlain’s philosophy of action-basededucation,” said President Roger H. Perry. “The Center includes as muchintegration with the business community as we could build into it. It’s afacility that benefits students as well as Vermont’s public and privatesectors.”In the new center, student teams will earn hands-on experience as theycomplete business and technology projects for clients. Organizations thatwish to connect with these resources are invited to visitwww.champlain.edu/corporate(link is external) for contact information.In the market research and strategy room-a nerve center ofentrepreneurial activity-students from interrelated majors will cometogether in teams to recommend new strategies for businesses, includinghow to use technology for competitive advantage. In addition, theinternational business resource center on the top floor provides the bestinternational trade information the state has to offer.Approximately $1.5 million of the new facility was an investment inindustry-driven technology that you would more likely see in a corporateheadquarters than a classroom. In the new Mac G5 computer classrooms onthe ground floor, clusters of five student workstations are networked totheir own wall-mounted, 40-inch flatscreen monitor so each team candisplay their work on the wall for feedback. Additional multimedia suitesand “supersuites” across the hall put top-of-the-line visual and audioequipment at the fingertips of Champlain students.Classrooms were designed so teams of students can easily break off andwork on projects together while they employ computers and “electronicwhiteboards” to save their work. Video conferencing and speaker phones areavailable to meet with distant experts, clients or overseas students, andwireless laptops can be used in every nook and cranny of the building.last_img read more

Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to complete 10,000 Test runs

first_imgYounis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday, reaching the milestone against West Indies in the opening match of his farewell international series. (SCORECARD)Earlier this year, Younis also became the first batsman to score centuries in all 11 countries that have hosted Tests after completing his set with a maiden ton in Australia, and the Pakistan Cricket Board was quick to pay tribute to the 39-year-old’s “prolific career”.”Younis Khan has been an excellent ambassador of Pakistan cricket,” PCB Chairman Shaharyar M. Khan said on the board’s website. “The number of records he has set in the recent past is something we as a nation can take great pride in.”PCB Executive Committee Chairman Najam Aziz Sethi said Younis was a “run machine” while Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad described him as the “backbone” of Pakistan’s batting.Younis was stuck on 9,999 runs at the tea break on the third day at Sabina Park in Kingston but did not have to wait much longer for his moment to come.On the second ball of the final session, Younis swept off-spinner Roston Chase to the fine-leg boundary as an excited Pakistani contingent in the small crowd cheered and chanted wildly.Younis removed his helmet, pointed his bat towards his team mates in the pavilion and punched his chest.He took 208 innings to reach the 10,000 mark, and has averaged just over 53 runs in his 116-Test career, scoring 34 centuries.India’s Sunil Gavaskar became the first player to score 10,000 Test runs in 1987 while his compatriot Sachin Tendulkar heads the all-time list with 15,921.advertisementBorn in Mardan, a city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Younis scored a century in his debut Test against Sri Lanka in 2000 and notched his highest score of 313 against the same side in 2009.Later that year, he led his country to a World T20 win at Lord’s where they defeated Sri Lanka to lift the trophy.Younis played 265 one day internationals and amassed 7,249 runs before stepping back from the format in 2015. That same year he also became Pakistan’s highest Test run maker, passing Javed Miandad’s mark of 8,832 runs.He announced earlier this month that he would bring the curtain down on his international career after the three-Test series against West Indies.After sharing in a third-wicket partnership of 131 with Babar Azam on Sunday, Younis was caught at cover off paceman Shannon Gabriel for 58.Pakistan were 201 for four wickets at stumps in their first innings, 85 runs behind.While Younis deservedly took the limelight, fast bowler Mohammad Amir also had reason to smile after earlier finishing with 6-44 off 26 overs as Pakistan dismissed West Indies for 286, with captain Jason Holder unbeaten on 57.It was Amir’s best haul since returning to the Test team last year after serving a five-year ban for his role in a spot-fixing scandal.last_img read more

Blatt Leaves Olympiacos 2 Months after MS Announcement

first_imgPIRAEUS, Greece (AP) — Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt has left his post as coach of Greek club Olympiacos two months after announcing he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.In a statement on the club website, Blatt said that “after a long and respectful discussion between the owners and myself, our two parties have decided it’s in the best interest of both sides to part ways.”Blatt announced in August he had been diagnosed with MS, which attacks the central nervous system, a few months earlier.At the time, he said he was determined to continue working despite “not being as agile or active.”Blatt’s departure was a “consensual termination of cooperation,” Olympiacos said without providing further details.The announcement comes two days after Olympiacos lost 82-63 to French team ASVEL in its opening Euroleague game of the season.Blatt was appointed coach of Cleveland in June 2014 and took the team to the NBA finals in his first season, losing to the Golden State Warriors.He was fired partway through the 2015-16 season, in which Cleveland won the NBA championship for the first time under coach Tyronn Lue. He has coached Olympiacos since June 2018.___More AP sports: httpTweetPinShare1414 Shareslast_img read more