Twitter/@CorkGainesShane Buechele started at quarterback for Texas last night, and gave Longhorn fans serious hope.The program has been searching for its next elite quarterback since Colt McCoy was on campus, but it has been a struggle. On Sunday night, the true freshman was 16-for-26, for 280 yards, and two touchdowns, and with an assist from position-mate Tyrone Swoopes, led the Longhorns to a big upset victory over Notre Dame.Head coach Charlie Strong wasn’t afraid to put some pressure on his freshman signal caller. Not only was he tasked with beating a top 10 team at home, but when Strong called Buechele’s mother to tell him that he would start, he made sure to tell the young quarterback not to let her down.Strong called Buechele’s mom last night, told him QB decision was final. She cried. CS told SB: “You better not let her down.”— Mike Finger (@mikefinger) September 5, 2016We’re going to go ahead and say that Mrs. Buechele was probably pretty thrilled about how things worked out.Shane Buechele was a four-star quarterback recruit out of Arlington, Texas in the 2016 class. After a stellar high school career, it appears that he will be the quarterback of the future, and the present, for Texas, as it attempts to surge to the top of the Big 12 in year three under Charlie Strong. Based on his first performance against Notre Dame, we’ll be hearing plenty from him over the next three or four seasons.
Nova Scotia is helping a Halifax software development centre achieve world-class technical and operational certification. The province is providing a $1.5-million performance-based incentive to help CGI earn certifications that show the world it uses the most rigorous industry methods and business standards at its International Software Development Centre in Halifax. “This investment in the information technology sector is helping to secure hundreds of high-paying knowledge jobs and to ensure Nova Scotia remains innovative as we compete in the global economy,” Economic Development Minister Ernest Fage said. “This incentive will also strengthen Nova Scotia’s growing reputation as one of the best destinations for global high-tech firms.” CGI is investing up to $8 million to improve its software development centre in Halifax. As part of the company’s long-term commitment to the region, CGI plans to make its software development centre the hub of a network of application development centres in other Atlantic locations. Provincial funding will help CGI achieve ISO 9001 certification and Level 3 of the capability maturity model, or CMM. CMM levels determine an organization’s ability to use an approved set of software-development processes, and are the industry standard for evaluating the state of application-development organizations. ISO 9001 is a standard for quality management that is accepted around the world. The company, with 25,000 professionals working for it worldwide, currently employs more than 400 people in Nova Scotia. It expects to double that number within the next few years. These positions pay significantly above the average provincial wage. This agreement complements an $8.5-million payroll rebate approved for CGI by Nova Scotia Business Inc. in September 2004, which encourages CGI to grow beyond Halifax and spread the IT-skills base into rural Nova Scotia. Both incentives are part of the government’s ongoing commitment in its growth strategy to strengthen IT as a sector of strategic importance to Nova Scotia’s future growth.