University of Vermont,Sanjay Sharma, dean of the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, has been appointed dean of the School of Business Administration at The University of Vermont, effective July 1, 2011.Dr Sharma comes to UVM with a unique background in both the private sector and academia including 16 years of senior management experience with international corporations and more than a decade of proven leadership within higher education. During his four-year tenure at Concordia, the sixth largest university in Canada with more than 45,000 students, JMSB established itself as one of the top business schools globally with its MBA program ranked among the top 100 in the world by The Economist and its EMBA program ranked amongst the top 100 by the Financial Times. He facilitated a strategic focus at JMSB on educating managers with excellence in traditional knowledge and an ability to manage for the future in a global, complex, multi-stakeholder and sustainable business environments. This focus was recognized by JMSB’s ranking as 34th in the world in the Beyond Gray Pinstripes Survey by the Aspen Institute in 2010 and the school’s inclusion amongst the top 300 business schools out of 13,100 globally by the Princeton Review. Sanjay enhanced the research profile of JMSB via external fundraising for research centers (including the David O’Brien Center for Sustainable Enterprise), several research chairs and professorships, and increased external research grants.‘We are extremely fortunate to have one of the most respected business school leaders in North America bring his expertise to the University of Vermont,’ said Jane E. Knodell, Provost and Senior Vice President. ‘Dr. Sharma’s rare combination of practical experience, extensive research and leadership skills within higher education was extremely compelling and should serve UVM’s School of Business well as it continues to establish itself as one of the top small business school programs in the northeast.’UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel also noted that, ‘Dr. Sharma’s scholarly record and leadership achievements will help us further strengthen our quality and reputation, not only in the School of Business Administration, but across the University as a whole. I could not be more pleased that he has agreed to help us fulfill our vision as one of the nation’s premier small research universities.’Prior to his arrival at JMSB, the largest English language business school in Canada with more than 8,500 students and 350 full time and part time faculty, Sharma held the prestigious Canada Research Chair in Organizational Sustainability and was professor of policy in the School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He also conceived and served as the first director of the Certified Management Accountant’s Centre for Responsible Organizations, an interdisciplinary center focusing on research and practice in the areas of organizational sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethics, environmental management, social issues, and corporate governance.A 2001-2002 Fulbright Scholar, Sharma has won several research grants and has expertise in corporate environmental strategy, corporate sustainability, competitive strategy, stakeholder engagement and organizational innovation. His research has been widely published in top management journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Marketing, among others. He has co-edited six books on corporate environmental management and sustainability.Sharma began his academic career as an associate professor and director of the Executive MBA Programs at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax where he improved the national ranking of the EMBA program in Canadian Business from a ranking of tenth to third-place. Sharma earned his Ph.D in management in 1996 from the University of Calgary and his MBA in 1976 from Panjab University, India, where he received the University Gold Medal. He completed his undergraduate work in 1974 at the University of Delhi.‘I welcome the opportunity to work with the leadership team at UVM and the BSAD faculty and staff to build on the strengths of the school and realize its potential as a globally recognized unique destination for excellence in management education and research,’ Sharma said. ‘I also look forward to actively engaging the BSAD alumni and the Vermont business community in achieving this mission, attracting new resources, and helping to strengthen the economic vitality of the state. I could not be more excited at the prospect of joining such a vibrant academic community, and I deeply appreciate the confidence that has been placed in me by the University. Be assured that I will do my utmost to ensure that this confidence is well placed.’Prior to his academic career, Sharma was a senior level manager at multiple international corporations. He served as managing director of Chanrai International Plc. UK (1986-1992); chief executive officer of Sanraj Group Ltd. in India (1981-1986); financial controller of Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Ltd. in India (1979-1981); and assistant manager (finance) of J.K. Synthetics Ltd. in India (1976-1979). ###
Women’s water polo opened its season with big wins against UC San Diego at home on Friday and away at Whittier on Saturday. The Trojans came away with a 2-0 record to kick off their 2016 campaign to the championships, winning 17-4 against UC San Diego and 28-2 against Whittier.The Women of Troy hosted UC San Diego Friday and opened up with a 4-0 lead with goals from junior driver Stephania Haralibidis, sophomore utility Hayley McKelvey, junior driver Nikki Stansfield and sophomore utility Annika Jensen. The Tritons answered back with a power play goal. Sophomore goalie Victoria Chamorro and the Trojan defense left UC San Diego scoreless for the next 10-plus minutes of play. Chamorro and the defense kept the Tritons at bay, the Trojan offense added on five more goals bringing their lead 9-1 at the half.Freshman goalie Amanda Longan made her debut in the cage in the second half for the Trojans racking up four saves by the end of the half. USC’s offense continued to fight hard tallying up 8 more goals for a final score of 17-4. Top scorer junior two-meter Brigitta Games totaled four goals from the two-meter position. Stephania Haralibidis and junior two-meter Avery Peterson also scored three goals each earning hat tricks.The Trojans carried their momentum from Friday’s win to Whittier on Saturday. USC dominated Whittier, leading 8-2 by the end of the first quarter. The Trojan defense left the Poets scoreless for the remainder of the game. The offense also packed a punch with six Trojans tallying 3 or more goals while another three Trojans made their first goals of their careers. Stat leader of the evening was Peterson who totaled a career-high 6 goals against Whittier.Longan started in the cage for the Women of Troy batting down four saves for the Trojans. Longan and the Trojan defense held the Poets to just 2 goals into the half. Senior Alegra Hueso took over the cage in the second half allowing no goals and tallying five saves to help the defense stop the Poets.The Trojan offense continued their scoring frenzy leading 16-2 by the end of the first half with 4 goals from Peterson as well as a career-first goal for freshman driver Mackenzie Flath. The offensive momentum carried into the third quarter for the Women of Troy with junior driver Ioanna Haralibidis adding 3 more goals to the scoreboard as well as another two from Games.Jensen helped the Trojans finish strong in the fourth quarter with a career-first hat trick bringing her total to 3 goals. Freshman driver Courtney Fahey also made a splash tallying 2 back-to-back goals to kick off her career. By the end of the fourth, Peterson would add 2 more goals bringing her total to 6 for the evening and the final score to 28-2.After a successful pre-season weekend, the Trojans will be hosting the Brazilian National Team for a scrimmage Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Uytengsu Aquatic Center before hitting the road for the Triton Invitational on Feb. 13-14.
The Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) has recovered more than $8 million in exchanges, refunds and repairs on behalf of consumers for the period January to June 2018.This was announced on Friday by Director of the CCAC, Dawn Holder-Cush, who said the Consumer Affairs Act is one of the most effective Acts, and it gives the Commission the authority to defend the rights of consumers in Guyana.The recovery of the more than $8 million came mainly from businesses in the auto, electronics, furniture, clothing and accessories, and construction materials supplies industries. These cases account for 100 of the 150 cases received by the Commission for the first half of 2018. The remaining cases are still under investigation.However, complaints to the value of over $122 million were investigated in 2017, with a 91 per cent resolution rate.The CCAC was established to administer and enforce the Competition and Fair-Trading Act 2006 (CFTA) and the Consumer Affairs Act (2011). The Commission is urging consumers to take advantage of the inherent rights given to them through the Competition and Fair Trading and Consumer Affairs Acts, and encourages consumers to seek redress with the Commission should they feel disenfranchised by the purchase of a good or service.Consumers are reminded that among their rights are the right to a refund and the right to return goods under specific conditions. It is the responsibility of consumers to always demand proof of purchase, inclusive of a receipt and contracts where necessary.
Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink has admitted Chelsea need to see the ‘old’ Eden Hazard more regularly, after Roy Keane offered his scathing opinion of the under-performing Belgium star.The Blues winger has looked a completely different player this term to the man who was named the Premier League Player of the Season last year.Hazard scored 19 goals for Chelsea last season, but has netted just once so far this term – failing to score completely from open play.He has come under fire from fans and press for his lack of performances, with former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland captain Roy Keane the latest to slam the forward.“If I was a team-mate of his I would kick him up and down the training pitch,” he told ITV this week.Hiddink refused to directly address Keane’s comments, but did admit that Hazard needs to do more.“I remember once he had a sprint on our right-hand side [against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday],” Hiddink said.“That’s the old Hazard and we hope to see that more frequently.“He’s showing once, but he can show more. He’s aware of that. Now it’s up to him to step up.”Hazard on Monday, the eve of the Champions League tie, spoke of it being difficult to turn down a move to PSG, although he reiterated he was under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2020.And Hiddink, who has had ‘small conversations’ with Hazard about his comments, has no reason to suspect the Belgian is agitating for a move.“He’s very keen to be here, he’s extended his contract, his family is happy here,” Hiddink added. 1 Chelsea winger Eden Hazard