Champlain College names endowed chair for Perry

first_imgChamplain names endowed chair for PerryChamplain College trustees have announced the creation of the College’s first endowed chair, naming it in honor of retiring President Roger Perry. The Board of Trustees voted to create this $1 million academic fund, The Doctor Roger H Perry Endowed Chair, as part of the College’s successful Power of Three Capital Campaign.The news came at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 22, when Champlain College trustees announced the Power of Three campaign has already raised $15 million, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign.Trustees and friends of Champlain College have been quietly raising funds for this special honor for President Perry, and they surprised him with the news at the Annual Meeting. They have already funded $800,000 toward the $1 million goal for the endowed chair.Before retiring in June 2005, Perry will choose the academic focus of the endowed chair. Perry has served as president of Champlain College for nearly 13 years.last_img read more

The best time for selling a home

first_img continue reading » 46SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Selling a home can take months, but if you list it during specific dates, so-called “magic windows,” you might be able to speed up the process and sell at a higher price. The windows generally fall in the month of May—something to consider if you plan to sell your home next year.The benefit to listing your home at the right time can be significant. Overall, U.S. homes listed during peak selling periods sell for a premium of $1,700, according to data from housing website Zillow, which analyzed residential listings and sales data from 2008 through 2015. During these periods, homes also went into contract 19 days faster than they do, on average, the rest of the year.While May is generally the best month to sell, the specific weeks depend on variables such as climate and local real estate markets. In some areas, such as New York and Northern New Jersey, the first two weeks of May is typically the optimal time to sell. In other markets, such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, the peak season comes later—during the last two weeks of May.last_img read more

Cybersecurity preparedness – Are you prepared for a breach?

first_imgIt should come as no surprise that an awful lot of organizations are ill-prepared for a cyber attack. Stories of high profile data breaches litter the news seemingly every day, often backed up with alarming statistics about the nature and frequency of cyberattacks in the digital era. For example, a recent IBM study found that healthcare is the most expensive industry for a data breach, standing at $6.45 million. Healthcare also spent the most amount of time in the data breach lifecycle, at 329 days. Finance and payment companies saw the largest drop in share performance following a breach compared with others.However, it’s not all bad news. Recently, we have found that more organizations are investing in getting the fundamentals of cybersecurity right. Companies are increasingly focused on putting the right tools in place to protect against common threats. They are also following best practice guidelines for IT architecture and focusing more on user training, patching, and updating and upgrading equipment. Still, focusing on the fundamentals can only get you so far in a world where cyberattacks are now the third-largest threat to global society. Cybercriminals perfect and advance their techniques as we perfect and advance our protective measures. It’s a constant game of cat and mouse where we must continually strive to improve our practices. One area where there are still considerable gaps is in the fallout of a breach. We found that even companies who excelled at implementing the fundamentals were still ill-equipped to handle a breach when it happened. With this in mind, we’ve compiled some critical considerations for companies looking to be better prepared for a breach. You can find a detailed checklist broken down by department or function at the end of the article that will help you put this advice into practice. Support from Core Teams and Improving Operational ReadinessCore business teams like legal, PR and marketing, and corporate communications must be engaged in the process. It’s paramount that legal teams be well versed in cybersecurity issues and understand their role in preventing and responding to cybersecurity events. This means breaking down silos and ensuring that legal teams are notified of cybersecurity events and activities and are prepared to support your organization in the event of a breach. Similarly, PR and Marketing teams must respond confidently and accurately to the press and broader public. The message must be balanced so that legal obligations are met and so that the message is controlled and rumors don’t run wild. For corporate communication teams, the message needs to be disseminated appropriately. All employees should understand if a breach has occurred but engaging the right teams with the correct information is also critical. Customer service teams need to know what to say to customers, so their information will be tailored to their role. The information given to your vendors will be different again. Lastly, any changes you implement must be documented and widely distributed. There’s no use in your breach team having a communications plan if they haven’t documented it or engaged with the communications team or the wider business. Document your plans for breach events and then continually evaluate, update, and test them accordingly. Forensics and Recovery How quickly you detect and respond to an attack can significantly impact the financial and reputational harm caused by the attack. Put simply, the faster you recover, the more limited the impact. How you handle forensics can make the difference between a big or a small fine. You need to know what you need to produce during a breach, whether you have the level of forensics capabilities you need, or need help from a cyber forensics firm. Insurance It’s a good idea to continually reevaluate and reassess your cyber insurance to see if it’s a good match for your company. Cyber insurance plans vary widely in coverage, and requirements for coverage also change frequently. You need to determine whether your plan meets your legal and regulatory standards and whether there are any stipulations you need to adhere to, such as only using specific security vendors in the event of a breach. Please use this checklist, paying particular attention to the questions to see whether your company is well-prepared for a data breach. This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text center_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chris Sachse Chris found his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. He used that vision and drive to found Think|Stack.  Demonstrating the path, while relentlessly moving forward, Chris is passionate about … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Everton Not Losing Sight of Henry Onyekuru

first_imgGalatasaray are bound to lose Onyekuru to a whiff of cash, but his parent club, Everton could also now end up failing to keep him as well.This is sequel to frenetic interest in Onyekuru from PSG and Monaco, whose French Ligue 1 rivals, Olympique Marseille are also keen on the striker, along with Borussia Dortmund of Germany, AS Napoli of Italy and Sevilla of Spain.It means Everton will be left with a huge decision to make, as their scouts have been issuing glowing reports on Onyekuru’s progress at Gala back to The Toffees’ boss, Marco Silva.However, PSG are said to be upfront, as the Paris giants have been long-term admirers and they are ready to offer Everton a £20m deal, but they are not the only side interested in the ex-KAS Eupen of Belgium star.The 21-year-old was signed by The Toffees 18-months ago from Eupen, but he has never played for the Goodison Park, Merseysdie-based English Premier League club due to work-permit issues.Everton are however hopeful Onyekuru will be able to obtain a work permit this summer after joining the Blues in June 2017 from little known Belgium outfit KAS Eupen in a deal worth over £7m – but has yet to play for the Blues.Onyekuru hit 22 goals and registered nine assists during the 2016-17 campaign to finish as joint top scorer in Belgium’s top flight and spark a race for his signature.Everton fended off the interest of clubs including Arsenal and Celtic, but have not been able to play him due to eligibility issues.But the Blues are growing increasingly hopeful they will have a robust case to present to the Football Association in order to get the green light to use a player who would have been on the books at Goodison for over two years by the start of next season.The 21-year-old, a graduate of the Qatar-based Aspire Academy, was immediately sent on loan to Anderlecht after joining Everton in the hope that a campaign of Champions League football, and in a World Cup year, would improve his chances of being able to play in the Premier League.Everton agreed on a two-year deal with the Belgian club but had the ability to recall him after one season, yet a promising start was cut short by a knee injury – which required surgery and then rehab at Finch Farm – and, then, a broken relationship with Anderlecht boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck.Onyekuru only played once more that season after suffering medial ligament damage and accused Vanhaezebrouck of not selecting him on purpose, thus ruining his chances of playing for Nigeria in Russia and, therefore, his hopes of getting a work permit to launch his career at Goodison.A second season on loan was essential for Onyekuru but with the player having no intention of returning to Brussels a deal was struck with Galatasaray to take him for the 2018-19 term.Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands has yet to watch Onyekuru in the flesh but members of his new-look scouting team have done so.And in total, the Blues’ transfer chief and his recruitment department have cast their eyes over the young forward live on television 12 times this season.Everton Manager, Marco Silva too, has been keeping tabs on Onyekuru and has watched a number of his performances on TV although the young forward was not part of the squad that returned to Finch Farm last summer for pre-season training with the Portuguese coach.“Yes, we are doing our work and are aware of everything he is doing,” Silva said.“It is the same with all of our loan players and at the end of the season we will take a decision. We are following him like we are all the loan players and, as you know, we have a big number of loan players and we have to do that work and take the right decisions for us.”It remains unclear if Onyekuru, will feature in Silva’s plans over the long-term but after scoring 19 goals in 56 appearances for Anderlecht and, so far, at Galatasary he is sure to be given a chance to impress.Everton, who are understood to have pocketed a £1m loan fee from the Turkish club, will also be mindful that they could make a tidy profit on the player should they choose to sell.Speaking with the Turkish media last week, the Nigerian international hinted he would like to remain at the club if his Premier League “dream” cannot happen.Everton, however, are growing hopeful that Onyekuru can meet the complicated work permit criteria based on playing in the Champions League and Europa League for the Turkish giants as well as his national team.Onyekuru, who turns 22 in early June, has made seven appearances for his country and featured in all four of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that have taken place this year.An injury put paid to his hopes of playing in the other eight internationals in 2018, including the three group games Nigeria played in at the World Cup in Russia, but the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June is another chance for him to strengthen his work permit claims.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With interest said to be worth £20m from Paris-Saint Germaine and AS Monaco of France, parent club, Everton have not lost sight of Henry OnyekuruGalatasaray of Turkey striker, Henry Onyekuru is bound to have a huge decision on his hands this summer, as he is said to have gained interest worth £20m from Paris-Saint Germaine and AS Monaco of France, while several other clubs are also said to be lurking around the corner.However, his parent club, Everton are not losing sight of the Nigerian international.last_img read more

Kanu Unfazed Abraham, Tomori Dumped Nigeria

first_imgNwankwo Kanu “I feel we don’t need to force people to play for the country, because Nigeria is bigger than any player.“We have quality players everywhere so we can’t continue to beg one player to play for us. Nigeria cannot beg, players have to beg Nigeria.“The best way to always go about this is talking to them to play for their fatherland.“It’s not good for us top beg them and if they don’t accept our call, we move on. That’s football and I think we have enough and we can win matches without them.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles Captain, Nwankwo Kanu is unfazed that Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori snubbed Nigeria to accept Three Lions call up.The former Arsenal star insisted that Nigeria have array of stars to count on if the duo dumps refused to accept call up by their father land.“Our problem is that whenever someone starts doing well, we start chasing them which is not bad because other countries do that,” Kanu told yesterday.last_img read more