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

Judicial qualifying moved up

first_imgJudicial qualifying moved up Judicial qualifying moved up May 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img A new state law has changed the qualifying period for the state’s judiciary, giving those up for election or merit retention two more months of campaigning time.A section of SB 618, which has been signed by Gov. Jeb Bush, moves the qualifying period from July to between noon May 13 and noon May 17. The change applies to both trial and appellate judges. Those who want to qualify by getting petitions signed in lieu of paying the filing fee must have submitted those signatures by April 22, according to the revised law.Rep. Gaston Cantens, R-Miami, sponsored the amendment to the House version of SB 618 that was eventually included in the final bill, which otherwise dealt with cleaning up glitches from last year’s election reform law.Cantens said the changes recognize that judges are different from other elected officials. “Their names aren’t out there on a regular basis, and they don’t run every two years like we do,” he said, and they don’t have large or continuing campaign organizations.He said the last election in Miami-Dade County saw some experienced, good trial judges attract last minute opponents and then lose because they didn’t have enough time between the July qualifying period and the September primary to gear up their campaigns. (Appellate judges up for merit retention don’t appear until the November general election ballot.)“At least this gives them four months to organize their docket so they can go out and campaign,” Cantens said. “Hopefully, it will be a positive change.”The new dates match the qualifying period for congressional candidates. Cantens said he had favored an even earlier qualifying period for judges, but the state Division of Elections was worried about having too many different filing time slots.The qualifying period for state representatives, senators, and other nonjudicial elective state posts remains in July.As passed the bill provides that, “Candidates for judicial office shall qualify no earlier than noon of the 120th day, and no later than noon of the 116th day, before the first primary election.”last_img read more

Mobile banking tops internet banking: Malauzai

first_imgConsumers said they prefer mobile banking over Internet banking, and Android device users login to mobile banking more frequently than iPhone users, according to Malauzai Software’s February Monkey Insights report.The report from the Austin, Texas-based mobile and Internet banking provider highlighted key trends based on data from 350-plus banks and credit unions. It also covered seven million logins from more than 400,000 active Internet and mobile banking users. continue reading » 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Nwankwo Kanu gives Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal pass mark

first_img “It’s always difficult when a new manager comes in because you want them (the players) to follow you in whatever you want to do. “Sometimes some players might not understand what you are doing, and if you are lucky, everybody will be in the same direction. “If you look at the games they have played so far, there have been a lot of draws which I think is making the team steady and when he gets things rights, the results will come. “Whoever knows the Premier League knows that every team wants to win. “Knowing where Arsenal are now and where they are coming from, a draw is better than losing games; however, the team must do better.” Read Also:Man City register interest in Arsenal, Barcelona target Upamecano Arsenal take on Newcastle on Sunday, and victory over Steve Bruce’s men will see them overtake Burnley in 10th position. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… However, the two-time African Footballer of the Year has charged the former Man City assistant coach to find a way to get his men to convert draws to wins. Since Arteta took complete reins at the Emirates on Boxing Day last year, the Gunners have only won one Premier League match, a 2-0 defeat of Manchester United. Remarkably, though, Arteta’s men have lost just a single league game since as well, a 2-1 home loss to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. Five other matches have ended in a draw, with the north Londoners sitting 11th on the log with 31 points from 25 games. While Kanu sees room for improvement, the former Super Eagles skipper is convinced that Arteta should be applauded for bringing stability back to the Arsenal results. “So far, so good, I don’t think he (Arteta) is doing badly. Everybody loves him, and he is trying to organise the team and also impose his own system,” Kanu told Goal.Advertisement Former Arsenal hero, Nwankwo Kanu, has given a pass mark to the club’s current manager Mikel Arteta. Promoted Content10 Of The Best Places Around The World To Go Stargazing7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe90s Stunners Who Still Look GorgeousBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee15 Celebs Whose Careers Were Thwarted After One Simple Mistake5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Centre faces SC flak for inaction over disabled-friendly places

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Central government for not complying with its directions last year to make public places disabled-friendly.Taking stern exception, a Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the Centre to file a fresh affidavit detailing the work done so far and a deadline to complete the directions of the court in accordance with it’s judgment on December 15, 2017.States feel the heatThe court also turned its ire on the States for not making any efforts, cautioning that further disobedience may run the risk of State Chief Secretaries having to be personally present in the courtroom to explain the apathy.“We are not running the government. It is you who have to follow the law,” Justice Sikri observed.Bus approvalThe Delhi government, meanwhile, sought the court’s approval to switch back to standard-floor buses instead of the low-floor ones plying in the Capital. The government said it would bear ₹5 lakh each for hydraulic lifts for each bus.The SC on December 15, 2017, had passed 11 directions to make public transport, government offices and educational institutions disabled-friendly.It said it was imperative to provide proper and safe access to roads, transport, buildings and public places to differently abled people so that they could enjoy a meaningful life and contribute to the progress of the nation. The court said the right to dignity, which is ensured in the constitutional set-up for every citizen, applies with much more vigour in cases of persons suffering from disability and it was the duty of the State and public authorities to lay down proper norms.last_img read more

Conservative salaries bill backed by grand chiefs

first_img(Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar MP Kelly Block shakes hands with a constituent. Photo from http://kellyblock.ca/)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Saskatchewan’s most prominent First Nations organization is backing a Conservative private members bill that, if passed, would force band chiefs and councils to disclose their salaries and expenses.The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations said Friday afternoon that they fully endorsed Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar MP Kelly Block’s bill, which was introduced in the House of Commons earlier in the day.“I’ve had a quick look at it in terms of what it presents to do. The FSIN, again, fully endorses financial accountability and transparency of all,” said Grand Chief Guy Lonechild. “I think its just another step in the direction to ensure that first nations are accountable and a prime example of how transparent we need to be.”In an interview with APTN National News, Block said she had spoken to several First Nations leaders in the province about her bill and that she had received their support.“A colleague of mine and I have been working together and calls were made to a number of First Nations chiefs in Saskatchewan and so far the response has been positive to this legislation,” said Block.The bill, called the First Nations Financial Transparency Act, would require the publishing of all federally-funded chief and council expenses and salaries by the beginning of August every year. The Minister of Indian Affairs would publish the information if a band refused to comply.Besides salary, the financial data would include expenses for transportation, accommodation, meals, incidentals and hospitality.First Nations leaders have the power to set their own salaries and some of them are paying themselves more than provincial premiers and cabinet ministers.Block said she developed the idea for the bill with fellow Saskatchewan MP Rob Clarke, who represents the riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River.“I have been made aware that this is a longstanding issue with some First Nations community members,” she said. “There are a number of examples of legislation in place for other elected officials to disclose this kind of information and I believe that it is time to provide similar legislation for members of First Nations band councils.”The bill also received the support of a northern Ontario grand chief.Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stand Beardy said he has no problems with the bill because his organization is already transparent.“I think it’s only fair to have an idea of where the money is going,” said Beardy.Block said that Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan supported the bill.The bill is expected to face second reading at the end of November. It would then be sent to the Commons Aboriginal Affairs committee for debate.Watch the full report on APTN National News at 6 p.m. ET.last_img read more