BURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College announced it has hired two new deans as part of a restructuring of the Colleges academic divisions. Dr. Jeffrey Rutenbeck of the University of Denver was named dean of the Communication and Creative Media Division and Dr. Wayne H. J. Cunningham of Iona College was appointed dean of the Business Division. The new deans join the College in July, bringing with them a wealth of experience in their fields.Rutenbeck takes the helm of Champlains newly formed Communication and Creative Media Division, having most recently served as the director of Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver. Rutenbeck founded that innovative program, which integrates design, technical and critical approaches to digital media; it is one of the Universitys fastest growing programs.Rutenbecks professional background includes working for and consulting for Microsoft, as well as consulting for Time Warner, US Air Force Space Command and the Guangzhou Daily Press Group in China. He was the founding president of the International Digital Media and Arts Association and is now the chairman of the board.Jeff is a national leader in digital media and he has a long history of innovative program development, said Dr. Russell Willis, Champlains provost and chief academic officer. Hes an award-winning teacher who was highly respected at the University of Denver.Rutenbeck received his doctorate in communication from the University of Washington. He earned a bachelors degree at Colorado College and a masters in journalism at University of Missouri-Columbia.Cunningham becomes the dean of the restructured Business Division. He most recently served as dean of the Hagan School of Business at Iona College in New York. Before Iona, he was director of the MBA Program and the interim dean of Dexter Hanley College for adult and non-traditional students at the University of Scranton.At the Hagan School, Cunningham developed a new vision for the school and moved forward the accreditation process. Throughout his career, he has been a leader in establishing business programs, speaker series, internships and advising programs. He has taught business, management, and operations management and statistics at Iona College, University of Scranton, Bucknell University, University of North Florida and The Pennsylvania State University. He also taught a special MBA course at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.Wayne brings both administrative experience at the dean level and an entrepreneurial spirit to the new business division, Willis said. His expertise in accreditation and assessment will serve the College and the division very well.Cunningham received his doctorate in business administration at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as his MBA and bachelors degree.In May, Champlain College restructured and renamed its four academic divisions to increase their academic and administrative effectiveness. Our restructuring allows us to link programs more easily for faculty collaboration, marketing and alliances with the business community, Willis said.The new divisions were three years in the making. They are:· the Communication & Creative Media Division· the Business Division· the Information Technology & Sciences Division· the Education & Human Studies DivisionThe new division deans will serve as strategic academic leaders with a special focus on faculty and program quality, tuition revenue and fundraising for their programs. They will oversee new program development, including additional graduate programs in their fields. The deans will establish strategic plans for their divisions that express the Colleges strategic plan, Willis said. They will be advocates for academic excellence.The new deans will also be faculty members who interact with students on a regular basis. Theyll be leaders with respect to our students, too, Willis said.The College will turn its attention to hiring two deans for the Information Technology & Sciences Division and the Education & Human Studies Division. They would start work in July 2007.Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused programs balanced by a liberal arts foundation.# # #
Wave Venture, a specialist wave energy consultancy and software provider, is developing an innovative Techno Economic analysis product called “Wave Venture TE”. This software is a hybrid desktop-cloud integrated engineering and financial analysis package.Wave Venture have been developing components of this integrated Wave Venture TE software for several years. Supported by Marine-i, they aim to have an integrated product ready to launch soon that will significantly impact the wave energy industry.The software will allow for Wave Energy Converter (WEC) developers to rapidly and accurately analyse their devices. This software brings the additional benefit of optimisation that includes all stages of a commercial wave farm development.MD, Ronan Costello, says: “Receiving grant support from Marine-i has given a huge boost to the project. It will help us to validate the dynamic simulation component of the software by comparing these with published results.”“There is a wide range of customers who can benefit greatly from our services. These include businesses investing in wave energy technology , organisations conducting research and development on wave energy conversion systems, and companies planning the deployment of wave energy farms.”Professor Lars Johanning, who leads the Marine-i team, says: “We felt that it was important to support this pioneering project. Not only could it put Cornwall at the forefront of a new field of commercial analytics, but it could also help stimulate growth in the wider wave energy industry, by giving investors and WEC developers the accurate information they need to formulate optimum commercial strategies.”“The key elements of Wave Venture TE are currently being used by our team, who are all very proficient in the correct application of the software. However, there is a big difference between an ‘in-house’ system and one that can achieve success in the broader market.“There are therefore a number of key milestones that we need to reach before we are ready to take the product to full commercial launch. These include running the software on multiple example applications, verifying the accuracy of the software on these example applications, and ensuring that all the documentation needed for the development of user manuals and training materials is in place,” concluded Costello.
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Published on March 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm Contact Matthew: email@example.com | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse has maybe its last chance to beat a ranked team this season when No. 18 Clemson (22-7, 11-6 Atlantic Coast) visits the Carrier Dome on Saturday for a 2 p.m. tipoff. It will be Senior Day for the Orange (18-12, 7-10), needing a win over a ranked team like Clemson to add to its NCAA Tournament resume. The regular season finale comes just a few days before the ACC Tournament, which begins next week in Brooklyn. Here’s what you need to know about Clemson ahead of the Saturday afternoon matchup.All-time series: Clemson leads, 4-2Last time they played: On Feb. 7, 2017, Tyus Battle hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Orange over the Tigers, 82-81, at Littlejohn Coliseum. It marked SU’s fifth-consecutive conference victory, and it didn’t come without some struggle. Battle had just three points, shooting 1-for-6 from the field until that point. But with about five seconds remaining, John Gillon drew a double team, passed to Tyler Lydon, who then drew two defenders and kicked to a wide-open Battle in the corner.The Clemson report: Part of Clemson’s improvement can be attributed to a licensed psychologist who has worked with Clemson’s powerhouse football team since 2009.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs for hoops, Clemson began the season needing to replace three starters, including All-ACC forward and NBA Draft selection Jaron Blossomgame. Last year’s team began the season 11-2 but struggled through a 3-12 stretch. The Tigers lost to Oakland in its only NIT game last season. They do, however, return five players who averaged at least 7.5 points per game last year, and they are playing well.“We’re in the last week of the regular season with 10 wins and a lot to play for,” Clemson head coach Brad Brownell said. “It’s an exciting time of year and we’re looking forward to what’s next.”Balance has been the key to Clemson’s success this year. No player averages more than 35 minutes per game and five players average 10 points or more. They can beat you via the 3, as the Tigers shoot 37 percent from deep. Gabe Devoe (41.3 percent from 3) and Marcquise Reed (36.7 percent) lead Clemson’s 3-point charge. Considering SU’s perimeter struggles this season, look for the Tigers to try to knock down 3s against the zone.The bulk of Clemson’s rebounding comes from Elijah Thomas (7.9 boards per game) and Donte Grantham (6.9). Thomas, at 6-foot-9, has 67 blocks this season for a Clemson team that can guard the paint fairly well. Devoe averages 4.6 boards per game as well, despite his size (6-foot-3). He’s grown into the player Clemson brought him in to be.How Syracuse beats Clemson: Get going early. In the first half of ACC games this season, Clemson outscores its opponents 560-513. Clemson plays opponents even in the second half, on average. For the Orange, a decisive key may very well be to start well early, avoid an early deficit and set itself up for an upset in what could be the final game in the Carrier Dome this season. Keeping the Tigers’ balanced offense in check is crucial. They have an ability to beat teams in multiple ways, beating Boston College, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina and North Carolina State. Clemson lost to Duke by nine a week and a half ago and is coming off an impressive, 13-point win against Florida State this week.Stat to know: 11Clemson has never won 11 league games in a single season. The Tigers won their 11th game conference game against Florida State on Wednesday night.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 47-percent chance to win the game and predicts a 61-60 SU loss.Player to watch: Marcquise Reed, guard, No. 2The junior guard can get to the basket and hit 3s as well as just about anybody in the conference. He averages 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and he shoots 36.5 percent from deep. In last year’s meeting against SU, he had nine points and six assists. A 6-foot-3 transfer from Robert Morris, he’s from Landover, Maryland, just a few miles from SU junior point guard Frank Howard’s hometown, Suitland. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Nine-eleven tributes continued into Wednesday evening in Alpena. Participants of the area’s 4–H Club honored those who lost their lives by dedicating their horse show to fallen heroes.The event started with the singing of the national anthem, then offering a moment of silence as Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You” played in the background. The commemoration was followed by demonstrations from the horses. 4–H trustee Cindy Krentz says they couldn’t let the day go by without honoring lives lost in the tragedy.“We felt it was very important to honor 9-11 because of the fallen victims that happened back on that horrible, horrific day and so that our youth and all of our participants there don’t forget what had happened at that time.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 4-H, 9-11, alpena, horseContinue ReadingPrevious Registration open for this year’s chili and chowder cook-offNext Michigan leaders and activists hold press conference to express frustrations with contaminated water
0M fertiliser dealFollowing the pronouncements made by a Director on the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Jinnah Rahman, that the $420 million fertiliser contract that Cabinet approved to HDM Labs to supply fertiliser was a “return” on political investment, done secretly and that its principal Hardat Singh should be investigated, Singh has since responded to Guyana Times, seeking to refute such claims while insisting “The contract is currently in full force and effect.”Singh outlined that around October of 2015, HDM Labs offered to supply “5000 metric tonnes of fertiliser” to the GRDB at G$4160 per kg bag ($US400 per metric tonne), which he posited was 25 per cent cheaper than what was on the local market. GRDB “accepted their offer” and a contract was executed for such.“As part of the commercially negotiated terms, and consistent with HDM Labs’ worldwide terms, HDM Labs requested that payment be secured by a transferrable irrevocable letter of credit, 50 per cent to be paid on the issuance of the purchase order, 40 per cent upon arrival at port, and 10 per cent after receipt. These terms were in no way negotiated due to any financial constraints or unavailability of products,” said Singh.On April 8, however, the GRDB issued a statement that contradicted the last assertion of HDM Labs. “The supplier requested that the Letter of Credit be irrevocable and transferable; which suggested that a supply from this source was not immediately available.”In a letter to this publication, Singh related that “almost immediately upon HDM Labs’ execution with its contract with the GRDB, despite being kept at above G$5500 a bag for an extended period, retailers lowered their market prices in order to compete with the price of urea being supplied by HDM Labs.”General Manager of the GRDB Nizam Hassan had used almost identical language on April 8, in addressing his silence on the issue which was making it rounds across the entire media landscape, that the price for urea fertiliser at that time was between $5500 and $6500 per bag but “when local suppliers became knowledgeable of GRDB’s attempt to reduce the cost of fertiliser to farmers for supply of urea, the price immediately fell from $1000 to $2000 per bag.”Guyana Times understands that around the same time period – November 2015, to the present when HDM Labs made their offer – world prices for the commodity dropped by 20 per cent. As such, it is possible that the drop in local prices were due to the decline in world prices of urea.According to the HDM Labs President, “HDM Labs made the necessary arrangements for 5000 tonnes of urea to be available at port for transport to Guyana, that cargo currently awaiting approval from the GRDB to be shipped.”This approval would appear to be up in the air at this time since Nizam highlighted that “while payment for the fertiliser was by Letter of Credit established through a local commercial bank, the supplier requested that the Letter of Credit be irrevocable and transferable.” And this last requirement cannot be complied by local banks because of local money laundering laws.As such, Nizam said “GRDB continued to monitor the supply and prices of urea on the local market and has been in constant communication with HDM Labs Inc, since the supply of this commodity can no longer be considered urgent and immediate.” It is not know how the GRDB could comply with the requirement for a transferable irrevocable letter of credit, if, in fact HDM demands payment for “available” fertiliser.Singh in his correspondence to Guyana Times highlighted that he is not an “investor” or “campaign financier” of the Alliance For Change (AFC) or the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) but a “philanthropist” and listed some of the companies that he contributed to in a philanthropic way.General Secretary of the Rice Producers Association, Dharamkumar Seeraj; however, had alleged in a press briefing months ago that Cabinet approved a contract for the procurement of $420 million in fertiliser from a “known campaign financier of the AFC/APNU collation”. He also alleged that the contract was not tendered nor advertised and Government’s actions were “in direct contravention of the laws, norms and conventions applicable to the acquisition of farmers’ inputs.”GRDB Director, Rahman had explained to this publication that the alleged $420 million contract fell apart because Hardat Singh could not supply the fertiliser, since he did not have the financing to do so and wanted an advance payment on the contract from the bank to be able to deliver the goods, “that’s why he asked for the Letter of Credit to be irrevocable and transferable”. As stated before, GRDB’s General Manager Hassan pointed out, “the local bank only provides the service of irrevocable Letter of Credit which is not transferable.”Hardat Singh in his defence said that he “has never filed for bankruptcy or defaulted on any payment,” and that he is “extremely solvent and being able to effortlessly simultaneously consummate several multimillion-dollar contracts.”According to Singh neither himself nor “HDM Labs have been subject to investigations, or involved with or accused of money laundering, fraud or otherwise since the formation of HDM Labs or at all,” refuting the claims made by the GRBD Director Rahman, who had said that Singh should be investigated “since he is in receipt of information which shows that Singh was convicted in the USA on charges of fraud and money laundering.”Singh asserted that neither he nor his company HDM Labs “are in any way affiliated with, owners or silent partners of, or investors in the entertainment or hospitality industry, and specifically are in no way affiliated with “Spice Restaurant” located in Queens, New York, other than Mr Singh being a patron of the same.” He also said that “HDM Labs does not do business in China nor does it own or operate any Chinese enterprise, or have any Chinese store trading front or otherwise.”