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Hundreds protest for environmental action in USC, U.S.

first_imgMore than 200 USC students attended the rally in front of Tommy Trojan, carrying signs that read, “Don’t Be A Fossil Fool,” “We Took Hot Girl Summer Too Far” and “Did You Buy The Planet Dinner Before You Fucked It?”  At the rally, Folt spoke briefly about the importance of environmental action before the crowd erupted into a rhythmic chant of “Ca-rol, Ca-rol, Ca-rol” as she made her way back into the audience.   Folt announced Tuesday that USC will reintroduce and improve upon a previously discontinued public transit subsidy program, something multiple attendees cited as a step toward building a more sustainable campus.  “I think the youth have a moral authority that is persuasive to a broader audience,” Moser said. “This very conscious embrace of hope and joy and music is … welcoming in a way that environmental activism wasn’t for a long time.” SCA professor Margaret Moser, who described herself as an environmental activist of 20 years, said she wished the protesters had made more specific requests, like turning off the fountains on campus and adding additional bike racks. Nevertheless, she said, the event made her excited for the future of environmental activism on campus. In a speech at the beginning of the rally, ESA Co-President Nathaniel Hyman spoke about the steps individuals can take to change a political system he said does not accurately represent its constituents’ needs. While voting and striking is important, he said, that it is not enough to enact change.   Standing on the base of a lamppost a few feet from Tommy Trojan, speakers discussed the importance of political involvement and individual action in the face of climate change. Although the speakers’ megaphone didn’t carry sound much farther than the first few rows of people, audience members cheered enthusiastically under the hot afternoon sun.  Some came dressed in their best tailgating attire, others had their children with them, and a few even brought chairs to sit on. As ’70s classics like Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” blasted through a small set of speakers and groups of protesters began to form, organizers realized that this rally — held in solidarity with the millions of young people striking for the climate worldwide — was going to be big. “The tables are stacked against us at the institutional level,” Hyman told the crowd. “Find a campaign that supports our message and join them … We have to be forcing ourselves into every room where decisions are made.” center_img Historically, USC has lagged behind other institutions in terms of its sustainability efforts. In its 2030 Sustainability Strategy, prepared in 2016, the Academic Senate found that USC’s last recorded sustainability score of 36% was 24% lower than the median of its peer institutions. After USC released the August update to its 2020 Sustainability Plan, student leaders cited unclear messaging and lack of initiative as roadblocks to the plan’s success. Shaw-Wakeman said she hopes the strike signaled the need for a new era in sustainability on USC’s campus. Friday morning’s inauguration was “zero waste,” and Folt has listed sustainability as one of her priorities as president.  “I feel in a way I’ve spent my entire professional life just dreaming that I’d ever see crowds of people like this,” Folt told the protesters. “I wish we hadn’t failed to get it done well before this, but if everybody starts working, the time is right now.” “Last year, when we had a similar kind of event, there were about 30 people here,” said School of Cinematic Arts professor Jeremy Kagan, who spoke at the rally. “Obviously our student body is taking it seriously, and we all have to take it seriously because it’s the world we live in.” Organized by the Environmental Student Assembly, Undergraduate Student Government and Environmental Core, the event was not the first environmental action to take place on USC’s campus. But it was, by far, the most attended. Student leaders Isabella Caltabiano, Andrew Binder, Nathaniel Hyman and Tianna Shaw-Wakerman held a climate strike on campus Friday, inviting guest speakers and audience members to voice their concerns and hopes. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) Senior Tianna Shaw-Wakeman, the event’s lead organizer, said in an interview that the protest’s main focus was to push for global action from local and federal governments. She said the strike’s two primary goals are reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and ensuring equity and justice for marginalized communities as the transition to clean energy takes place. last_img read more

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Trojans practice in rain at frenetic pace

first_imgUSC continued its breakneck pace at practice Tuesday as it prepares to face top-ranked Oregon on Oct. 30.Unstoppable · Senior wide receiver David Ausberry said that even though USC, which averages almost 38 points per game, has upped the pace at practice this week, the team should play that way every week. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan The Ducks score more points faster than anyone in the nation, meaning the Trojan offense must continue its stellar play if USC is to keep up.USC averages almost 38 points per game, not as eye-popping as Oregon’s 54.3 but still impressive.If USC can hold Oregon to around 35 points, it could be good enough to give the Trojans a shot. But senior wide receiver David Ausberry said he’s not approaching the game that way.“It’s important every week to play like that,” Ausberry said. “We’ve got playmakers and we got great coaches so they’ll put the ball in the guys’ hands that need to make plays.”Only against Virginia, when the Trojans put up just 17 points in an ugly win, has the USC offense looked out of sync. That is a major contrast to last year when the unit was often inconsistent, especially against Arizona State and Arizona.The key, according to Ausberry, has been staying away from injuries, or at least recovering from them faster.“Guys are a lot healthier this year,” he said. “We still have certain injuries, but I feel like guys are coming off injuries a lot quicker.”uFreshman tailback Dillon Baxter is one of those players that has been sidelined. Baxter sprained toes on his left foot against Stanford and did not play against Cal.Baxter missed practice again Wednesday, but he said his condition is improving. It is only the big toe that is hindering him now.“I’m going to try to practice [Thursday],” Baxter said, adding that he would definitely practice next week and is on pace to play against the Ducks.Cal was the first game the tailback has missed and his first real injury of any sort, he said.“It sucks. No one wants to be hurt but you can’t do anything but rehab,” Baxter said.—The Trojans will likely enter next Saturday’s game unranked, while the Ducks, if they take care of business against UCLA Thursday night, will probably remain the No. 1 team in the AP poll.That is unfamiliar ground for a USC team accustomed to being top dog and fending off attacks from other teams trying to knock them off.But Ausberry, who was part of  top-ranked Trojan teams earlier in his career, said none of that matters.“We know to play ball regardless,” Ausberry said. “Things I learned from those older guys, being a freshman, [is] you gotta play regardless. Doesn’t matter if it’s No. 1 or No. 100.”last_img read more

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The Final Word: Beat writer discusses Syracuse’s 67-55 loss at Clemson

first_imgCLEMSON S.C. — Syracuse (19-12, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) dropped its regular season finale to Clemson (19-12, 9-9), 67-55, on Saturday. The Orange defense was the story of Saturday’s first half, but an unproductive offense led to a Tigers’ comeback. For the fourth time in the last two weeks, SU blew a halftime lead.Here’s what our beat writer had to say following the loss. Published on March 9, 2019 at 5:47 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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South Senior Football decider on Saturday.

first_imgTheir manager TJ Maher admits it’s been tough, but they’re happy to be involvedThis will be their 6th game in just over five weeks following the relative calm of July and August.You can hear live updates on tomorrow’s South Senior Football Final on Tipp FM.Throw-in is at 3 o’ clock in Kilsheelan. Kilsheelan is the venue for tomorrow’s South Senior Football Final, with the division’s heavyweights Clonmel Commercials facing Killenaule.Commercials defeated Fethard and Moyle Rovers to reach the decider, while Killenaule accounted for the scalps of Cahir and Ballyporeen.Killenaule have been fighting on a few fronts, with the same panel of players losing the South Senior Hurling Final and bowing out of the County Hurling Championship to Mullinahone.last_img read more

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All change atop SBC’s League of Legends as Kane continues scoring spree

first_imgShare MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share SBC’s Charlie Cole has continued his recent good form in the League of Legends to displace longtime leader James Birch, and take his place at the summit.Harry Kane, who top scored with 16 points following a two goal and one assist man of the match display in the 4-1 thumping of Liverpool, was disappointingly overlooked in favour of Romelu Lukaku (10 points) as captain, but his 60 point total was enough to take the lead by a solitary point.One of the biggest movers of the weekend was Ladbrokes Coral’s Lewis Palmer, who’s 81 points saw him top score for the weekend.  Led by Kane (16 points), who again was overlooked as captain in favour of David De Gea (2 points), the Manchester City duo of Nicolas Otamendi (15 points and second highest round score) and Leroy Sane (12 points and second in the total score table) helped Palmer leapfrog his way into 18th overall.Another big mover is Yosef Salameh, who recorded 73 points and eased into the top ten in the process.  Kane (16 points) the man to thank once again, flanked by captain Lukaku (10 points), with Sane (12 points), Kevin De Bruyne (6 points) and Rob Elliot (7 points) usefully chipping in.It’s second vs third to kick off this weekend’s action, with Tottenham Hotspur taking their confidence up to Old Trafford hoping to heap more misery on a Manchester United side fresh off a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town.  League leaders City head to The Hawthorns to face off against Tony Pulis’ West Brom, while Jamie Vardy and co will be hoping to fill their boots as struggling Everton take on the managerless Leicester City. Submit ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Lotteritilsynet raises NOK 30m for Norway’s distressed non-profits

first_img Submit Related Articles Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities September 10, 2019 Share Share Norway’s Ministry of Culture seeks to end gambling’s triple guardianship  June 30, 2020 Lotteritilsynet, Norway’s lottery and gambling inspectorate, has confirmed that it has provided NOK 30 million (€3m) in direct relief for ‘volunteer organisations’ to help Norwegian communities overcome COVID-19 impacts. This summer, Lotteritilsynet launched a ‘crisis fund’ allowing non-profits and volunteer groups to secure direct funding, helping organisations continue to provide vital support for Norway’s vulnerable communities.   Updating the media, Lotteritilsynet Director-General Gunn Merete Paulsen revealed that the regulator had received over 400 applications, of which 379 were granted for funding totalling NOK 30 million.Providing direct relief to volunteer groups, Lotteritilsynet stated that its funds will support over 1,100 community projects and further social initiatives. Lotteritilsynet launched the ‘crisis fund’ to assist the government’s ongoing COVID-19 relief programmes, noting that Norway’s volunteer organisations had seen a significant reduction in operating income disrupting their valuable community resources.  Leading the directive, Gunn Merete Paulsen confirmed that  Lotteritilsynet had begun taking new non-profit applications for its second round of relief support, which will be sanctioned on 15 September.“We are planning a batch payment as the applications are received so that the organizations that apply will receive the money as soon as possible,” Gunn Merete Paulsen said. Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors March 19, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Great Olympics get 3-year STRIKE kit sponsorship

first_imgAccra Great Olympics have announced the signing of a 3-year deal with Portuguese kit maker, STRIKE.The partnership was made public on Wednesday evening via a statement released by the club and signed by the Chief Executive, Oloboi Commodore .Olympics said that the deal was a part of a drive to rebrand the team and “amplify the fans connection with the club and sense of identity in achieving collective successes.”Olympics will be second team to be kitted by STRIKE after Asante Kotoko signed a deal with the company.A representation of the away kitThe statement also said:“As an emerging global brand, STRIKE, is kitting professional football clubs and national teams in Africa, Asia and the Pacific regions.For OLY Dade fans, the good news is, the classic Olympics shirt is making a comeback ahead of the new football season. The new kits feature bespoke designs as pertained to the early 80s to the late 90s.”How do fans get the kits?The kits are on sale and the sole distributor is ACL Courier Services. Fans can make payments through MTN MoMo Merchant ID *560185*.To follow up the orders, kindly dial the following telephone numbers of ACL COURIER: 0302973139 / 0303321634 /0243306044.last_img read more

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Blake Griffin scores 31 as L.A. Clippers win at San Antonio

first_imgThe Spurs were 4 for 7 on 3-pointers in the third quarter, but only had a pair of 2-point field goals in the period, both coming in the final two minutes. SAN ANTONIO — Blake Griffin had 31 points and 13 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to a 105-85 victory over San Antonio on Saturday night, snapping the Spurs’ six-game home winning streak.Chris Paul had 20 points and Spencer Hawes scored 11. DeAndre Jordan added eight points and 19 rebounds while limiting All-Star reserve Tim Duncan to four points, which matched his season low.San Antonio went 10 for 30 on 3-pointers and was outrebounded 56-36.Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points for the Spurs and Danny Green added 16, including five 3-pointers. San Antonio had won four straight over Los Angeles, but this time the Spurs were unable to match the Clippers’ quick pace.The teams combined to take 14 shots in the first 3 minutes. The frenetic pace better suited Los Angeles, which raced to an 11-4 lead that led San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich to call a timeout.Griffin scored 19 points in the first half on 8-for-15 shooting, sprinting the length of the floor for a series of layups, pull-up jumpers and just one dunk.San Antonio had five turnovers in the first quarter. San Antonio was 2 for 12 on 3s, missing six straight.Griffin had 10 points in the third quarter, including a pair of free throws with 43.9 seconds remaining that gave the Clippers an 84-65 advantage.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Tommy Stevens’ transfer portal entrance shows importance of grad transfer rule

first_imgIt worked out for both. It can work out here, too.Stevens will get his opportunity, too. He showed enough in a limited sample size behind McSorley that he will be a productive quarterback somewhere.This is Stevens’ last chance to play in the FBS, and he should be able to do that wherever he wants. If there’s any quarterback that has earned that right, then it’s him. Tommy Stevens waited four years for this opportunity at Penn State, and nobody can say he’s not a team player.Stevens sat behind Trace McSorley the last three seasons. He even played the “lion” position just to get on the field. Stevens waited for his turn, and now that it’s here it’s even more complicated. MORE: SN’s way-too-early top 25Stevens entered the transfer portal on Wednesday, just four days after junior Sean Clifford completed 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards and rushed for 31 yards in the Nittany Lions’ spring game. Stevens missed spring practice because of an injury suffered late last season.”Tommy’s done everything right,” Franklin said via The Daily Collegian. “For four years there is a huge body of work for what we’ve seen from him. Last year wasn’t fair to him because he was playing with an injury.”It’s fair for Penn State to roll with a different quarterback if Clifford wins the job. It’s also fair for Stevens to test the transfer portal, then come back and compete for the starting job in fall camp.Stevens’ plight backs up the need to keep graduate transfer rules intact for the future. He’s the textbook case of waiting your turn — what coaches like to preach in an era where transfer waivers are being handed out with almost no restrictions — and having a backup plan if it does not work out.The NCAA is considering putting restrictions on graduate transfers, which have become most amplified with quarterbacks shuffling across the FBS. Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, who started in two College Football Playoff championship games, was the highest-profile transfer this offseason.Quarterbacks like Stevens are the biggest reason why those limitations should not pass. He has done everything a student-athlete and team player is expected to do, and there needs to be a reward for that, whether it’s at Penn State or elsewhere.Nittany Lions fans shouldn’t have a problem with that.MORE: Tate Martell shows what’s right and wrong with QB shuffleStevens spoke with Sporting News last summer as part of a profile about McSorley, and was asked why he chose to stick around at a program knowing he would be a backup for three of his four seasons of eligibility.”Quarterbacks transfer all the time, and there’s always a want to play,” Stevens told SN. “I don’t want to make it seem like I don’t want to be the starting quarterback here; because that would be wrong. It’s just, there’s a lot of things that led up to this and led up to me being here, and I still feel like this is the right path for me.”Stevens was genuine. He spoke at length about his team-first mentality, relationship with McSorley and readiness to take advantage of his turn when it came. The fact he might not get that in Happy Valley might rub some the wrong way, but that is a consequence of the dizzying effects of the transfer portal at the game’s most-important position.This is the perfect time to make those decisions, too.The fact Stevens is in the transfer portal this soon after spring practice hints that Franklin likely will roll with Clifford in 2019. It is similar, in some ways, to the Dwayne Haskins-Joe Burrow dynamic in Columbus in spring practice last season.MORE: Ranking best transfer QBs for 2019 seasonBurrow waited his turn behind J.T. Barrett, but Haskins eventually passed Burrow on the depth chart. It worked out for Haskins — he ended up finishing third in the Heisman Trophy voting and set Big Ten single-season records in passing yards and touchdowns. It worked out for Burrow, too, who will be a second-year starter at LSU this season.last_img read more

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Heisler: What can Lakers pull off after stroke of luck ends their month-long follies?

first_imgA.D. or not A.D.?Contrary to widespread reports, there were two players in NBA teams’ dreams at the lottery, not just one, with the fate of New Orleans big man Anthony Davis as much at stake as that of Duke’s Zion Williamson.Here’s how delicately those fates were balanced: Even the Eastern Conference semifinalist Philadelphia 76ers, owning Sacramento’s pick if it landed at No. 1, had a shot at Zion and a new start for their issue-laden young team.Instead, the Kings’ pick came up No. 14. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Kings then trolled the 76ers, tweeting an image of the series-ending shot by Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard that eliminated the Sixers, substituting a ping pong ball.Like Kawhi’s 20-foot moon shot, the ball bounced on the front of the rim … came back down on the front of the rim … floated over the hoop to bounce on the back of the rim … bounced a second time on the back of the rim … then plopped in.Quoth the Kings’ tweet: “Sometimes the ball doesn’t bounce your way @Sixer fans.”Then there are the Lakers, still waiting to see where their outside shot comes down.Going into the lottery, they were an object of scorn after a month of managerial follies, looking at a bottom-of-the-lottery No. 11 pick. Garland is a smallish point guard (6-foot-2, 180 pounds last summer playing for USA Basketball), who moved up late, shooting a fabulous 54 percent and 48 percent from 3-point range (albeit in 139 college minutes after tearing the meniscus in his left knee two minutes into his fifth game).Rated a good-but-not-great playmaker, Garland would be a good fit, able to play alongside 6-5 Lonzo Ball if Lonzo makes it, or able to become Lonzo’s replacement if he doesn’t.Virginia forward De’Andre Hunter, also projected in the top five, isn’t the shooter that Garland is.The Lakers were embarrassed to the utmost of embarrassivity when Magic declared they didn’t need to surround LeBron with shooters, only to find out how badly they did. I don’t see them passing this one up.Whether they hope to put two proven star players alongside James to challenge the Warriors, or just one to do the best they can, remains to be seen, as does everything else in Lakderom. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed No Lakers official had even dared to appear in public since Magic Johnson’s April 9 flight. GM Rob Pelinka ended the silence at the lottery in Chicago, but he wouldn’t take questions on the coaching search that saw them lose their top two candidates before hiring twice-fired Frank Vogel.As if the basketball gods took pity on them, the Lakers jumped up to No. 4 in the lottery.Now to see what remains of Magic’s dream scenario that started with trading for Davis, while off-loading enough salary to keep open their maximum slot for an elite free agent.Whatever happens, everything just changed.– The fire sale for Davis is off.The Pelicans are no longer under the gun after drawing the No. 1 pick for Williamson.Now they can bring back Davis for his final season under contract (he can opt out next summer) whether he wants to be there or not.In their best-case scenario, they persuade him to stay alongside Zion.In the worst case, losing A.D. as a free agent in July of 2020 and getting nothing in return, they would still have a young star to build around.– The Lakers’ chances of getting A.D., thought to be somewhere between fading to non-existent going into the lottery, got a boost back to “possible.”Nothing good had happened for them since January when then-Pels GM Dell Demps turned down Magic’s offer of basically everyone.Worse, the Lakers had since lost one of their two best trade chips with Brandon Ingram undergoing season-ending surgery for a blood clot.Then they jumped seven places in the lottery, proving it’s better to be lucky than smart, or communicative, or inspiring confidence.At this wacky point in Lakers history, it remains to be seen if they will even try to re-engage the Pelicans.Nevertheless, packaging the No. 4 pick with Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers’ best young player, might or might not be enough but it’s a lot closer than they were.– The Pelicans want to heal their breach with Davis but he’s reportedly still intent on leaving.The furious Pels brought A.D. off the bench and played him reduced minutes after his trade request, even asking the league if they could sit him out for the rest of the season.Newly-arrived GM David Griffin has reached out to Davis’ people but hasn’t gotten a positive response or any response.Griffin is expected to meet with A.D.’s agent, Rich Paul, but is low-keying expectations.“I don’t think it will play into it hugely,” Griffin said of their landing the No. 1 pick. “If he (Davis) was open-minded to believing that we could build a winner around him, he’s more open-minded to it.”First reports said Davis hasn’t changed his mind and still wants to leave.“I’m told Anthony Davis’ trade stance has not changed,” The Athletic’s Shams Charania said. “He still wants a trade …“In his mind, he has made his intent clear. He wants to go focus on winning a championship, go elsewhere, whether it’s the Lakers, the Knicks. (Now) he has to be open to other teams.”– The Lakers’ biggest problem might not be competing offers but Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, who is reportedly furious at them for wooing her star and has no desire to trade him to them.In January, the Pelicans wouldn’t even return Pelinka’s calls and turned down Magic’s offer of just about everyone.Nor has the passage of time softened any Pelicans’ hearts.“I don’t think the Pelicans want to make a deal with the Lakers,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said. “There’s a lot of animosity and scar tissue built up between these two organizations. I feel very strongly that New Orleans does not want to make a deal with L.A.”A package of No. 4 and Kuzma plus another young player or two would seem to be competitive with, or better than, anything else the Pels will get.It remains to be seen if that’s good enough … or, indeed, if the Lakers under the inexperienced Jeanie Buss will pursue an uphill struggle for A.D.– Two words that explain why the Lakers have any shot at all: LeBron James.This started with Davis hiring James’ guy, Rich Paul, as his agent, then asking to be traded.If A.D. still wants a trade, it suggests that he, Paul and James are still trying to get Davis to the Lakers.– So why is Jeanie Buss so insistent that the Lakers don’t look like James is calling the shots?We get that she wants her family not only to be in charge but to look like they’re in charge … whether or not they have a clue.Nevertheless, with LeBron’s magnetism and his ability to intrigue, he’s the best thing the Lakers have going or all they have going.– Darius Garland.He’s the Vanderbilt point guard whom the Lakers will likely take at No. 4 if they keep the pick.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more

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