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

Masters Moments: Tiger Woods’ chip-in from 2005 win at Augusta | Golf News

first_img Tiger Woods posted rounds of 74, 66, 65 and 71 to finish on 12 under alongside Chris DiMarco Tiger Woods posted rounds of 74, 66, 65 and 71 to finish on 12 under alongside Chris DiMarco

11 Reasons You Should Start Eating Mango

first_imgMangos taste so good that you forget how healthy they are. Here are healthy reasons why you should stock up on this king of fruits.Nutrition by the numbers1 cup contains the following percentages applied to daily value103 calories75 percent vitamin C- antioxidant and immune booster24 percent vitamin A- antioxidant and vision12 percent vitamin B6 plus other B vitamins- hormone production in brain and heart disease prevention10 percent healthy probiotic fiber8 percent copper- a co-factor for various vital enzymes plus production of red blood cells8 percent potassium- balances out your high sodium intake5 percent magnesiumMango prevents cancerResearches have shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancers and leukemia. These compounds are isoquercitrin, quercetin, fisetin, astragalin, methylgallat and gallic acid as well as the abundant enzymes.Mango decreases cholesterol levelsLevels of vitamin C, pectin and fiber found in a high level in mango help to decrease serum cholesterol levels, specifically LDL- the bad stuff.Mango clears the skinThis tasty and super flashy yellow- colored fruit can be used both externally and internally for your skin. A mango clears clogged pores and eliminates pimples.Mango for Eye health1 cup of sliced mangoes supplies 24 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents dry eyes and night blindness.Mango alkalizes the whole bodyThe malic acid, a trace of citric acid and tartaric acid found in the mango help to maintain the alkali reserve of your body.Mango helps in diabetesLeaves of mango help normalize insulin levels in your blood. The traditional home remedy involves boiling leaves in water, soaking through the night and then drinking the filtered decoction after you wake up. Mango fruit also has a relatively low glycemic index so moderate quantities will not spike your sugar levels.Mango improves sexMangos are a great source of vitamin E. Even though the well known connection between vitamin E and sex drive was originally created by a mistaken generalization on rat studies, recent researches have shown balanced proper amounts as from whole food does help in this area.Mango improves digestionPapayas are not the only fruit that contain enzymes in order to break down protein. There are many fruits, including mango, which has this healthful quality. The fiber in mangos also helps elimination and digestion.Remedy for Heat StrokeJuicing the fruit from green mango and mixing with water and a sweetener helps to cool down your body and prevent harm to it. From an ancient medicine viewpoint, the reason people often get diuretic and exhausted while visiting equatorial climates is because the strong energy of sun is burning up the body, especially the muscles. The kidneys become overloaded with the toxins from this process.Mango boosts immune systemThe generous amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C in mango, plus 26 different kinds of carotenoids keep your immune system strong and healthy.By: Fitnae 55 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share HealthLifestyle 11 Reasons You Should Start Eating Mango by: – September 19, 2013last_img read more

Chelsea click into gear with convincing Selhurst Park victory

first_imgChelsea recorded their first win under new manager Guus Hiddink as the Blues’ resurgence under their new boss continued with a 3-0 win at Crystal Palace. Oscar gave the Blues the lead in the first half before Willian and Diego Costa put Palace out of sight to complete arguably the champions’ best performance of the season so far. The victory is Chelsea’s first on the road in the league since August and means Hiddink remains unbeaten after three games in charge. Palace looked vulnerable but their best chance of an equaliser came just before the hour as Campbell played Zaha into the penalty area but the forward scuffed his finish harmlessly into the hands of Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. It proved a decisive moment as one minute later a loose ball spilled out to Willian and the winger rifled it into the top corner from 25 yards to double Chelsea’s advantage. Having come close to being drawn level, the Blues were suddenly in control and six minutes later they put the game to bed as Willian’s shot was weakly parried by Hennessey, allowing Costa to poke in his third goal in two games. Palace were shell-shocked and it could have been worse at the end as Oscar saw a goal-bound shot blocked, but that was no matter for the travelling supporters who were left singing ‘everything is going to be all right’ when the final whistle blew. RATINGS CRYSTAL PALACE Wayne Hennessey: 5 Joel Ward: 6 Scott Dann: 6 Damien Delaney: 5 Pape Souare: 6 James McArthur: 6 Mile Jedinak (capt): 5 Lee Chung-yong: 6 Jason Puncheon: 5 Wilfried Zaha: 5 Fraizer Campbell: 5 REPLACEMENTS Marouane Chamakh (for Campbell, 68): 5 Joe Ledley (for Jedinak, 68): 6 Jonny Williams (for Lee, 80): 6 CHELSEA Thibaut Courtois: 7 Branislav Ivanovic: 7 Kurt Zouma: 8 John Terry (capt): 7 Cesar Azpilicueta: 7 Cesc Fabregas: 8 John Obi Mikel: 7 Willian: 9 Oscar: 7 Eden Hazard: 5 Diego Costa: 7 REPLACEMENTS Pedro (for Hazard, 16): 7 Nemanja Matic (for Oscar, 86): 6 STAR PLAYER Willian, Chelsea The Brazil midfielder remained one of Chelsea’s few shining lights amid the gloom that shrouded Jose Mourinho’s descent towards the sack. The 27-year-old cajoled Chelsea’s attacking game at Selhurst Park, and then provided a thunderbolt strike for the second goal. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Wilfried Zaha summed up Palace’s toothless attack by spurning a gilt-edged one-on-one with Chelsea leading 1-0 approaching the hour mark. Mere moments later Willian had blasted the ball home for Chelsea’s second goal, killing off the tie and twisting the knife even deeper on Zaha’s glaring miss. VIEW FROM THE BENCH ‘Lucky’ Guus Hiddink lived up to his nickname here, Chelsea’s interim manager able to profit as acquisitions from the Jose Mourinho era finally returned to something approaching form. Cesc Fabregas showed he might just be ready to deliver consistently on the field again and provided the killer pass for an opening goal then laid on by Diego Costa, another alleged villain of this Stamford Bridge season. Hiddink has persisted with the same 4-2-3-1 formation favoured by Mourinho, but has benefited from the likes of Fabregas and Costa showing signs of recovery since his return for a second stint as interim boss with the Blues. Palace, meanwhile, continue to suffer the natural shortcomings of a side without a natural goal poacher. Lee Chung-yong battled manfully slotting in for Yohan Cabaye, but how Palace missed the suspended France midfielder – a nd how Alan Pardew’s side struggled without Yannick Bolasie, a long-term absentee with hip trouble. MOAN OF THE MATCH Whatever the green shoots of recovery for Chelsea, Eden Hazard remains one Stamford Bridge figure desperately seeking the form of last season. While the likes of Fabregas and Costa might just be getting their acts together, Hazard continued to look out of sorts before limping off on the quarter-hour mark. Last year the 24-year-old blasted 19 goals en route to the PFA player of the year award: this term he is yet to register on the score sheet. Chelsea cannot afford to carry a make-weight attacking midfielder, especially given their preference for a lone striker. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Excellent day all round. England 629-6 declared while @ChelseaFC call it a day at 3-0. #CFC” – Chelsea fan and former England cricket captain Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) NEXT UP Southampton v CRYSTAL PALACE, FA Cup, Saturday January 9 CHELSEA v Scunthorpe, FA Cup, Sunday January 10 Terry told Sky Sports 1: “It was the Chelsea of last year, the football was first-class and we kept the ball in tough conditions. “The overall performance, as well as the goals, was different class. New year, new start. “We have to keep winning games. We’ve had a couple of draws of late and been unlucky not to win more points, we’re delighted with three today.” Regarding his new manager, Terry added: “Guus has been great since he’s come in. It’s unfortunate what’s happened, we feel we’ve let everyone down, but the new man’s come in like he did last time and picked everyone up. “We are where we are, but we’re slowly climbing the league table. We’ve known as a group we had to get better, we’ve done that slowly but surely.” Palace boss Pardew said: ” Chelsea were good today, very good. “The first 25 minutes was our best period, we had belief about us, but we’re lacking a bit of quality at the top of the pitch at the moment and that was evident. “When you’ve got a very, very good team and they take the lead, their confidence gets up. Fabregas ran the show in the second half, we couldn’t get near him.” It was one year to the day that Alan Pardew was appointed Palace manager and the clubs’ respective reversal in fortunes since then remains remarkable given this time last year Chelsea sat top and the Eagles were in the relegation zone. The teams’ overall trajectories remain but Chelsea will take great confidence from a win that moves them up to 14th and demonstrated that European football may still not be out of reach. Wilfried Zaha, making his 200th appearance for Palace, fizzed an early shot wide but chances were few and far between in the opening stages as torrential rain made keeping possession difficult. Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard only lasted a quarter of an hour as he hobbled off to be replaced by Pedro and it was Palace who settled faster, with one Jason Puncheon cross skidding to Fraizer Campbell at the back post but the striker sliced over. A few weeks ago Chelsea, flustered by their opponents’ pace in behind, might have caved but Hiddink appears to have revived some of his side’s grit and resilience and instead they took the lead in the 28th minute. Suitably it was the three players arguably who struggled most under Jose Mourinho involved, as Cesc Fabregas slid a superb through ball into Costa, who pulled the ball back for Oscar to tap home his second goal in four games. The advantage injected confidence into the visitors, who finished the stronger before half-time as Cesar Azpilicueta chested Oscar’s lofted pass into the penalty area but saw his half-volley saved by Eagles goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. Chelsea’s ascendancy continued after the interval and Kurt Zouma should have scored when he rose above Mile Jedinak at the back post, but the defender headed over the crossbar. Press Associationlast_img read more