Thursday, March 3, 2011

Alex Tan & Nelson Lim

Sunway University’s Alex Tan Yong An (far right in top photo) and Nelson Lim Meng Yao (third from left), two final year BBS students participated in the Malaysia Business Challenge 2011 (previously known as the Intervarsity Case Study Challenge) – a national problem-solving game focusing on business issues faced by non-government organizations. A selected NGO (in this case, the Society of the Blind in Malaysia) became the case study with a real-life problem that participants had to solve. Their ideas would then be judged based on effectiveness, creativity, and feasibility. The purpose was to expose Malaysian undergraduate students to NGOs, social entrepreneurship, and real-life problem solving skills.

These two students did make it, after all, to the Top 10 and qualified for the Grand Finals on February 28, 2011. Although they weren’t placed, I am still proud of them for progressing this far. And I am also honored to be their Advisor.

It was an ill-tempered match between two Glasgow rivals in this Scottish Cup fifth-round replay. In the end, Celtic was victorious when Mark Wilson’s two shots in quick succession finally earned his team the winning goal. Emilio Izaguirre's cross had found Wilson at the back post. The Celtic full-back's initial shot was superbly blocked on the line by the head of Rangers’ Sasa Papac but the ball broke back to Wilson and his second effort bounced over goalie Allan McGregor and evaded Madjid Bougherra on the line – to give Celtic a narrow 1-0 win over Rangers.

Arsenal booked an enticing FA Cup quarter-final when they demolished Leyton Orient 5-0. Marouane Chamakh slotted the first goal (7), before Nicklas Bendtner's classy hat-trick: a superb header (30), a curling finish (43), and a spot-kick (62) after Gunner Kieran Gibbs was tripped by Alex Revell in the box. And finally substitute Gael Clichy lashed in low (75) to give Arsenal their fifth goal.

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