BURLINGTON, Vt. — Cristian Balan of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been named the new director of the Computer & Digital Forensics program at Champlain College. Balan joined the Champlain faculty in July and now steps up to direct a nationally recognized program that was built by founding director Gary Kessler.Kessler will now focus his attention full time on the Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation, a US Department of Justice-funded center at the college, which has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.Balan is the owner and operator of a computer networks administration and security consulting business and he has extensive experience with the New York law enforcement community. He is also the chief of the Vermont Army National Guard Computer Network Defense Team. Balan has served as faculty member and distance learning coordinator at several colleges, including Clinton Community College, SUNY Potsdam and Plattsburgh State University. He has also trained computer emergency response teams for several years at the National Guard Technical and Readiness Center at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. Balan is a member of Infragard, an FBI-sponsored professional organization, and a member of the National Guard Association of Vermont.Since joining Champlain College, Balan has taught digital forensics and network security courses. He has also been instrumental in program management and leading initiatives in the continuous improvement of both the on-campus and online curricula, said Dr. Don Haggerty, interim dean of Champlains Division of Information Technology & Sciences.Balan holds a bachelors degree in mathematics, a masters in secondary education and a certificate of advanced studies in school administration from Plattsburgh State University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in information security. He is a bilingual, native-born Romanian, who is also knowledgeable in Spanish, French and Italian.
Berbice High, Port Mourant Secondary advancePLAY in the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)-organised Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC)/Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Region 6 Inter-Secondary School cricket tournament continued recently with several schools advancing to the next round.The tournament is being played between 17 secondary schools in the region and forms part of the BCB’s well-structured developmental programme for youth cricketers.The RHTY&SC is also using the tournament to promote its highly successful ‘Say No to Drugs, Suicide, Crime, Alcohol and Tobacco’ message to schools.The RHTY&SC/GBTI Inter-Secondary School tournament started five years ago but was limited to teams in the Lower/Central Corentyne area.This year, the tournament will include all Secondary Schools in Region 6 and hopefully in 2020 would add schools in Region 5.Scores from matches played:Berbice High defeated Lower Corentyne Secondary by six wickets. Lower Corentyne scored 85 for 6 in 20 overs with Leon Cecil 12, Tameshwar Mahadeo 20, Neil Tilkaram 12.Rajendra Beharry bagged 3 for 13. Berbice High, in response, reached 86 for 4 in 17.5 overs with Zeymul Ramsammy 23, Abdul Ramsammy 25. Leon Cecil got 2 for 16.At Port Mourant ground, Corentyne Comprehensive thrashed Black Bush Secondary by 153 runs. Corentyne Comprehensive made 211 for 4 in 20 overs with Gourav Ramesh top-scoring with 71 and Tyrese Sealey adding 57. Latchman Chandradeo snatched 2 for 33. In response, Black Bush crumbled for 58 all out in 12 overs thanks to Sealey’s 4 for 13 and Ramesh’s 4 for 9.In the other game there, Port Mourant created a huge upset by defeating Corentyne Comprehensive by 4 wickets. Corentyne Comprehensive made 100 all out in 18.2 overs thanks to Mahendra Gopilall, 22, and Hemendra Gurdyal 18. Matthew Pottaya’s 3 for 18 and Rampertab Ramnauth 2 for 1 led the home side’s bowling. In response, Port Mourant got to 101 for 6 in 17.3 overs with Ramnauth’s unbeaten 50, Jai Tika’s 24 and Naresh Veerasammy’s 12 not out.At Albion ground, Lower Corentyne Secondary defeated Winifred Gaskin Secondary by 112 runs. Lower Corentyne piled on 178 for 4 in 20 overs with Leon Cecil 50, G. Harris 23 and Neil Tilkaram 23.Winifred Gaskin were all out for 56 in 12.4 overs, with Dwayne Matheson 21 and D. Hunte 10. Cecil’s 3 for 18 and Vijay Gopilall 2 for 14, along with Neil Tilkaram 3 for 18, destroyed Winifred Gaskin Secondary.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) beat Scotland 10-1 in the preliminary round for FIFA Futsal World Cup on Wednesday in Zenica, a city located 70 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo.At the beginning of the match, the visiting team attempted to score several times, after which Mario Aladzic from the host team scored the first goal in 5thminute. The second goal was scored by the host Srdan Ivankovic two minutes later. Footballers of the host team played offensively in the rest of the match, and in 12thminute, Aladzic scores again for 3-0. For the end of the first half, Josip Boskovic from the host team scores for 4-0.In the second half time, selector of BiH team made several changes in the team, when younger players entered the match. In 21stminute, Bilal Jelic hits for 5-1. The rest of the match was a splendid show by the host team. The visiting team scored in 27thminute by Bradley Steedman. The captain of the host team, Anel Radmilovic scores for the final result of 10-1.Currently, BiH team is on the first place in group F with 6 points, and will try to achieve a third victory against Turkey on Friday, which will eventually lead it to the next round of qualifications.The 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania is scheduled to take place from September 12 to October 4, 2020 with 24 contenders.(Source: Sarajevo Times, Xinhua, photo: Zenicainfo)