Guyana set to host CPL playoffs again

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers have struck a deal with the Guyana government which will see the return of the playoffs here for a second straight year.The playoffs comprise two games – the eliminator between the third-placed and fourth-placed teams, and qualifier one involving the top-of-the-table side after the preliminaries against the second-placed side.Both matches are scheduled for October 6 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.“We are blessed to get to bring games to Guyana where the fans are out of this world,” said CPL’s chief operating officer, Pete Russell.“The playoff matches were a huge success last year, and with the games being a double-header there will be even better value for supporters as they will get to see two games between the best four teams on one day.“We know the support we will get from Guyanese fans at both the group games and the playoffs will be second to none.” The two games will bring to seven the number of CPL matches staged here during the 2019 campaign after Guyana Amazon Warriors played three of their home games here at the start of the tournament.They have two remaining games here on October 3 and 4 against Jamaica Tallawahs and two-time reigning champions Trinbago Knight Riders.“We are very pleased to have the Caribbean Premier League return to Guyana in 2019. The tournament has made a huge impact, showcasing our beautiful country to viewers around the world as well as creating jobs locally,” said Joseph Harmon, Director General in the Office of the Presidency.“We are delighted that the proud and passionate Guyanese cricket fans can look forward to this world-class spectacle this season. With seven matches, including the two crucial playoff games, Guyana will be at the heart of the tournament in 2019.”The winner of qualifier one will book a direct spot in the final set for October 12 in Trinidad while the winner of the eliminator will face the loser of qualifier one on October 10 in Trinidad, for a place in the final.last_img read more

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Grads to take ethics oath for first time

first_imgThe Marshall School of Business will hold a ceremony May 11 following commencement for a select group of students taking the Master of Business Administration Oath, a voluntary pledge through which graduates commit to “creating value responsibly and ethically.”The MBA Oath is a national movement that originated with Harvard Business School’s class of 2009. The MBA Oath at USC is being planned by the Marshall Honor Committee.Diane Badame, assistant dean for the Marshall MBA Program, said the oath demonstrates Marshall’s commitment to honesty and integrity.“We want to reinforce these values in our students and expose them to the kinds of values we think they should have as they leave our institution,” Badame said.Anne Ziemniak, the MBA program manager responsible for the Marshall Honor Committee, said students and faculty brought the oath to Marshall to reaffirm their commitment to conducting themselves and their businesses ethically.Ziemniak said the MBA Oath initiative was a response to the unethical practices of Wall Street executives.“With recent issues, MBAs have been blamed for past unethical proceedings,” Ziemniak said. “We’re taking a stand because students don’t want to be associated with that reputation.”Marshall’s adoption of the MBA Oath complements the goals of the Marshall Honor Committee, which requires students in the full-time MBA program to sign the Code of Professional and Academic Integrity upon enrolling, Ziemniak said. This honor code lays expectations for student behavior regarding the community, the curriculum and their careers.The Marshall Honor Committee hopes to encourage more than 50 students, approximately a quarter of the graduating class, to take the oath next year.Students will have to attend two lectures each semester to meet the requirements of the oath.Though the Marshall MBA program does not offer courses specifically pertaining to ethics, the voluntary pledge symbolizes Marshall’s effort to create a culture dedicated to the betterment of society, Ziemniak said.“We are trying to foster a culture that weaves ethics throughout all of our programs and initiatives,” Ziemniak said. “If students are armed with prior knowledge about ethics before getting in sticky situations, this program will make a huge impact.”last_img read more

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