Internet-based business tactics are focus of new Champlain College online courses

Posted On Jan 1 2021 by

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Area experts in Internet marketing and business practices are teaching five new ‘mini-courses’ at Champlain College this summer and fall. The online courses are well-suited to business professionals who want to use Internet technologies to advance their organizations. Each of the one-credit courses runs for five weeks.”These are tactics that don’t require traditional textbook teaching,” said Elaine Young, director of Champlain’s e-Business Management program. “These are practical, ready-to-use-right-away courses.”Dave Winslow and Alex Broussard of EpikOne will teach the first three courses, where students will getting the most current information possible in the areas of: ‘Search Engine Optimization,’ ‘Google AdWords’ and ‘Web Analytics.’ These three courses begin July 5. Winslow, a Champlain alumnus, and Broussard are Google Enterprise Professional and Google Analytics Authorized Consultants.”One of the biggest challenges in e-business is staying current,” Young said. “If tomorrow Google announces a major change in its search algorithm, we are ready to include that information because current professionals and experts are teaching the course.”Starting August 28, Justin Siegel of JNJ Mobile will teach a course called ‘Social Networking’- allowing participants to explore the effectiveness of social networking as a communications vehicle. Siegel’s company develops and publishes innovative mobile entertainment and social networking applications.In October, Elaine Young of the Champlain faculty presents an ‘Online Visibility’ course while in November, Champlain faculty member Robin Lane teaches an ‘Ethical Policy Development’ course, covering privacy policies and Internet policies for staff and customers. Young has previously worked with a Web development firm and Lane was previously CEO of an Internet service provider.These one-credit ‘mini-courses’ are $420 in the summer and $440 in the fall. Group tuition discounts are available through the Champlain College Workforce Development Center at (802) 865-5402 or hersh@champlain.edu(link sends e-mail). Individuals may register through Champlain College’s Center for Online and Continuing Education at (888) 545-3459 or www.champlain.edu/coce(link is external).# # #last_img read more


Ndidi, Iheanacho on Duty as Leicester Claim all Three Points against…

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgNdidi wired the pass to Hamza Choudhury to make it three unreplied goals for the Foxes barely three minutes to end the game.Iheanacho was once again in Leicester’s starting line up before going off for Demarai Gray on 63rd minute.Ayoze Perez fired the opener for Leicester on 36 minutes, following a careless back pass from a Newcastle defender.Another poor clear out from the back saw Leicester capitalise again and went two goals up on 39 minutes through James Maddison.While the game was Ndidi’s 20th league appearance, Iheanacho featured in his fifth outing.The win keeps Leicester rooted to the second spot of the English Premier League behind Liverpool on 45 points.Elsewhere at St Mary’s, Southampton continues their revival following their hard fought 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.Danny Ings was the hero as his 17th minute superb strike, made it three wins for Southampton in their last four league games with one draw.Spurs suffered a huge injury blow as Harry Kane went off holding his hamstring in the 75th minute.The North London side are now sixth on 30 points with Southampton on 11th and with 25 points.And at Vicarage Road, Nigerian forward Isaac Success was an unused substitute in 10-man Watford’s 2-1 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.Success has only made four league appearances for Watford this season.Gerard Deulofeu and Abdoulaye Doucoure scored on 30th and 49th minutes respectively to put Watford 2-0.On the hour mark, Wolves pulled a goal back off Pedro Neto.In the 70th minute, Watford were reduced to 10 men after Christian Kabasele was shown a straight red card, for stopping a Wolves player who was goal-bound.Watford are now unbeaten in four league games, securing three wins and one draw.Despite the win Watford are 19th on 19 points while Wolves have now lost two straight league games, after losing to Liverpool before facing Watford.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram PREMIERSHIPSuper Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho began the New Year on a clean slate, claiming the first three points on offer for Leicester City.Ndidi in particular provided an assist as Leicester City handed Newcastle 3-0 defeat on New Year day clash at St James’ Park. Iheanacho (right) played last_img read more


Wideouts share painful season

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgHenry Mason was there in spirit, Luke Swan was there oncrutches and Paul Hubbard Sr. was there in the stands.Senior receiver Paul Hubbard saved the best for last, catchingseven passes for 134 yards in his best performance at Wisconsin before hismentor, his friend and his father. Given all that has transpired in thereceiving corps this season, every corral was more than just a catch, it was atoken of appreciation.As Hubbard acknowledged during the postgame interviewsfollowing Wisconsin’s emphatic 37-21 win over Michigan, Saturday was foreveryone who couldn’t participate in the spirit and emotion of defeating theNo. 13 team in the country on Senior Day.Before the season began, the receiving corps lost itsdevoted leader and father Henry Mason when he suffered a spinal cord injuryafter falling in his house.Hubbard’s 22-yard reception on the first completion of thegame was for the wide receivers coach, giving credit to what he has gonethrough this season and what he has meant to the program.Two weeks into the season Hubbard himself went down with asprained right knee. Initially, based on the pain, he thought it was season-ending.Not wanting to deter his teammates as they attempted to battle back againstUNLV, he kept it to himself. That put the entire burden on Swan, who now had toplay for his coach and teammate.But soon he too would fall, tearing his hamstring on a playacross the middle against Illinois.Insert freshmen David Gilreath and Kyle Jefferson. Whilethey took advantage of the injuries to get better through invaluable playingtime, the entire offense clearly missed the dependability and care of Mason,Swan and Hubbard.Racing back from his injury, Hubbard provided that emotionallift the Wisconsin offense so desperately needed following two straight losses.He returned Oct. 20 against Northern Illinois — at least a week earlier thanthe estimated six to eight weeks he was originally slated to miss.No injury is a good one, but it offered Hubbard, and laterSwan, a new perspective that they had begun to overlook after coming to UW aswalk-on nobodies freshman year. “Once you get going through the season, you get complacent,saying, ‘There’s nothing that’s going to happen.’ I mean, you never think thatyou’re going to get hurt and be done,” Hubbard said. “You take it for granted.”Once you get hurt, you have to go through the situation, gofrom being successful to being on the bottom of the mat. It gives you a lot oftime to get humble.”It made them more empathetic to others’ problems, knowing theywill never again be able to run out on the field as a member of the WisconsinBadgers.”I take a look at what happened to my teammates like LukeSwan, and maybe this time next year he’s going to be able to walk again, mayberun again,” Hubbard said. “I think about stuff like that– the other guys aroundme — and [it] doesn’t make me feel as bad about what happened to me.”During Hubbard’s time in a leg immobilizer, it was Swan whopicked him up when times looked bleak.Ever since Hubbard returned he has done the same for hisfriend.”He’s been that smiling face that I can talk to whenever,”Swan said. “It’s just good that I can have someone to lean on like that.”Hubbard’s 25-yard snare on first-and-19 in the openingquarter was for himself, to rekindle his draft stock and to show that theHubbard of old is back. Catches of 14 and 19 yards, and a spectacular juggling15-yard reception were for Swan, giving him a chance to live through hisfriend.To the Fennimore Flash, the season hasn’t been perfect byany means. Still, he has no regrets.”I think in life you’ve got to deal with what’s given to you,and I think the team has done a great job with that,” Swan said.Hubbard’s father might have waited until the last game ofhis son’s career to attend a Badgers game, but Hubbard didn’t mind; it made theappearance that much more significant. The senior’s final two receptions inCamp Randall — 10 and 29 yards — were for his pops.Anyone on the team will tell you that this season ofsetbacks, particularly in the wide receiving corps, couldn’t have happened tobetter people. After interviewing them and covering them this season, Icouldn’t agree more. Kevin Hagstrom is asenior majoring in economics and journalism. He can be reached via e-mail at khagstrom@badgerherald.com.last_img read more


YGAM & Betknowmore form education first partnership

Posted On Aug 30 2020 by

first_img GVC – YGAM’s Parent Hub is a vital tool for honest and open conversations August 4, 2020 Related Articles YGAM calls for diverse perspectives on regulatory change August 3, 2020 UK problem gambling support and education organisations the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) and Betknowmore have formed a strategic partnership announced at this year’s CasinoBeats Summit as part of the inaugural Safer Gambling Forum.Both organisations will collaborate in the development of new training programmes, which seek to improve standards for relevant industry and social stakeholders tackling problem gambling harms.Key stakeholders targeted by YGAM and Betknowmore will include industry professionals, leadership, universities, students and healthcare workers.In the past year, YGAM details that it has trebled the number of young and vulnerable people it has delivered its education programme to in over 1,700 schools and youth organisations, reaching more than 180,000 individuals.Moving forward, YGAM and Betknowmore seek to increase the increase access to safer gambling education directives to three times the amount of UK students.Lee Willows, CEO and founder of YGAM, explained: “I am so excited at the prospect of working even closer with Frankie Graham, a good friend and mentor. Our organisations have been generating purposeful impact for over five-years and we are both working with some incredible businesses in the gambling space.“We are looking forward to working with our friends and colleagues in the gambling sector specifically to compliment the current direction of travel by operators to put social responsibility and safer gambling at the heart of their businesses.”The new formal relationship consolidates five years of shared growth and networking with companies and individuals drawn from across the UK and international gambling spectrum.Frankie Graham, CEO of Betknowmore UK, added: “Lee and I have been friends, critical friends, champions and motivators to each other and the organisations we have developed.“We have always asked how we might combine our skills, experience and insight in this space to drive greater social impact. We believe we have found that special sweet spot and it lies in providing the gambling sector with authentic, accredited training.“What makes our training totally unique is 100 per cent of the profits are donated to Betknowmore UK and YGAM to enable our organisations to deliver our social purpose, which we both seek to build upon in 2020.” Share StumbleUpon Submit Share YGAM achieves City & Guilds status for second year August 25, 2020last_img read more


You won’t believe who is number one! The Premier League’s most accurate passers this season

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_img 10 10 4. Martin Skrtel – 90.42 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The heartbeat of Liverpool’s constantly shifting backline, Skrtel has been a constant for boss Brendan Rodgers and we can see why. Not only an experienced defender, Skrtel is perhaps better with the ball at his feet than people give him credit for – even if a lot of his passes are sideways. 10 9. John Terry – 89.44 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The evergreen John Terry remains a calming influence at the heart of Chelsea’s defence and is a major reason for their solid backline. The Blues’ captain has also played a role in possession retention, completing over 89 per-cent of his passes. 10. Antonio Valencia – 89.30 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – To kick things off is Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia. The Ecuador international has become a regular fixture in the Red Devils’ starting XI, operating primarily as a full-back or wing-back. As such, he has seen a lot of the ball this season, resulting in a lot of passes. 6. Juan Mata – 89.65 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Spaniard is enjoying perhaps his best spell in a red shirt and with a pass completion rate of 89.65 per-cent, we can see why. 10 7. Ki Sung-yueng – 89.57 per-cent completion rate– Click the arrow to see who is number one – Arguably one of Swansea’s unsung heroes this season, Ki has certainly done a job for the Welsh club. A largely unassuming figure, he has played a role in chance creation and ball retention. 3. Fernando – 91.37 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Fernando has faced criticism for his performances at times this season, but one area that cannot be brought into question is his ball retention. The Man City midfielder boasts a very good pass completion rate of over 91 per-cent. 10 10 8. Morgan Schneiderlin – 89.51 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Southampton star remains one of the most sought-after midfielders in the Premier League and with overall passing statistics of 89.51 per-cent completion rate it’s proof that he isn’t just a tough-tackling bruiser. 5. Samir Nasri – 90.09 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – It’s difficult to stand out in a team full of stars, so it says quite a bit about Samir Nasri’s ability and character that he features so prominently in this particular list. 2. John Stones – 91.55 per-cent completion rate – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Without a doubt one of the finest, young defenders in English football, it’s easy to see why so many people rave about John Stones. One facet of his game that stands out is his passing ability, with the Everton star successfully completing 91.55 per-cent of his passes this season. 10 10 You’ve got to have the ball to score goals, so ball retention is incredibly important to the modern game.But which Premier League players are the best at keeping it? We decided to find out by consulting Opta’s player performance index to pick out the 10 most accurate passers in the top flight this season.To ensure a fair result, we only include players to have made a minimum of 500 passes.Click the arrow to see who is number one… 10 10 1. Mathieu Flamini – 91.71 per-cent completion rate – Perhaps a huge surprise at number one in the shape of Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini. The Frenchman may have lost his place in the first team to Francis Coquelin, but as can be seen here, whenever he does feature, his passing is exemplary.last_img read more