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

Knight Riders retain Russell despite one-year layoff

first_imgDESPITE being out of the game for a year Windies all-rounder Andre Russell has been retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the new Indian Premier League (IPL) season.The 29-year-old Russell, considered one of the games top all-rounders, was banned from the sport in January of last year after being found guilty of committing three consecutive doping whereabouts violations.Despite his lack of activity the Knight Riders, however, opted to keep faith with Russell, who was selected alongside Windies teammate Sunil Narine, as the only two players retained by the franchise.Surprisingly the Knight Riders opted not to retain Gautam Gambhir who led the team to two IPL titles. The former captain has scored a total of 3 035 runs for KKR in the previous seasons. The franchise could, however, have some leeway in terms of keeping the player with its Right to Match (RTM) clause ahead of the IPL auction which will take place on January 27.The new IPL player acquisition policy allows franchises to retain a maximum five players by virtue of a combination of pre-auction retention and RTM cards for the 2018 edition.Russell, who was the 2015 player-of-the-tournament, was the team’s leading wicket-taker in the 2016 season. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

Aubameyang nets again as Gabon draw, Cameroon eye quarters

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp – Raft of injuries –Guinea-Bissau, known as the ‘Wild Dogs’, now have to win their next game against Burkina Faso if they are to stay alive, although they could be aided by the injuries that have hit Paulo Duarte’s team.The Stallions lost star man Jonathan Pitroipa and Jonathan Zongo to injury as they failed to hold onto the lead given to them by Nakoulma midway through the first half in the Gabonese capital.Gabon were level again before the interval, Borussia Dortmund star Aubameyang scoring his second goal in as many games at this Cup of Nations from the penalty spot after being brought down by goalkeeper Herve Koffi.The Panthers had the best chances to win it, not least when Denis Bouanga met Aubameyang’s knockdown with a first-time effort eight yards from goal only for Koffi to make a superb block.“The Ivory Coast won the last Africa Cup of Nations after drawing their opening two games,” recalled Gabon coach Jose Antonio Camacho.“Maybe it is a good omen. Everything still depends on us. If we beat Cameroon we will qualify.”However, Gabon’s hopes going into that game have already been hit by injuries to Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina and full-back Johann Obiang, with Camacho ruling both men out of the rest of the competition.The injuries put the state of the pitch in Libreville in the spotlight, but Burkinabe coach Paulo Duarte was philosophical.“The injuries are nothing to do with the pitch or our preparations. That’s just football at the top level,” he said.The action moves back to Group B in Franceville in south-eastern Gabon on Thursday as Riyad Mahrez’s Algeria meet Tunisia in a north African derby in the afternoon.Later, Africa’s top-ranked side Senegal know a win against outsiders Zimbabwe will secure their place in the last eight. Action in the Gabon game that ended in a draw.Cameroon close on last eight as Aubameyang, Gabon held againFT – Gabon 1 Burkina Faso 1; Guinea-Bissau 1 Cameroon 2Libreville, Gabon | AFP | Cameroon closed in on the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Guinea-Bissau with Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu netting after Piqueti’s contender for goal of the tournament had given the debutants the lead.Cameroon now know a draw against Gabon in their final Group A game on Sunday will secure them a place in the last eight after a build-up to the finals marred by the refusal of several marquee names to accept call-ups.Earlier, Aubameyang’s penalty allowed Gabon to come from behind and draw 1-1 with Burkina Faso after Prejuce Nakoulma had put the Stallions in front at the Stade de l’Amitie. It was their second 1-1 draw in as many matches.Cameroon travelled to Gabon with arguably their weakest ever squad at the Cup of Nations but Hugo Broos’s side played well for much of their opening draw with Burkina Faso and showed great spirit to come from behind against Guinea-Bissau.The west African minnows were heading for their first ever win at the tournament after Piqueti, who plays for Sporting Braga’s B team in the Portuguese second division, put them in front in the 13th minute.It was a breathtaking goal as he collected possession midway inside his own half, lobbed one opponent and then outpaced another on his way into the box, where he crashed a shot past Fabrice Ondoa.However, Cameroon equalised when skipper Benjamin Moukandjo laid the ball off for midfielder Siani to hammer a first-time effort into the net from 20 yards just after the hour.Ngadeu, the Slavia Prague defender, then fired in a low shot at the near post to win it, although Belgian coach Broos was still not too happy at the end.“Our first-half performance was not worthy of Indomitable Lions, it was more like tame lions,” he said.“I have never seen such a weak team. There was nothing, no aggression, no fight.“But I think we deserved to win the game on the basis of our second half. We came here to get through the group.”Aubameyang with ball after scoring.last_img read more