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Of the last five Undergraduate Student Government presidents, three have been members of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In addition, four of the past five winning president and vice presidential tickets have included one member from Sigma Chi.The fraternity is one of 23 active houses in USC’s Interfraternity Council. And though other IFC fraternities have not fared poorly in past elections, Sigma Chi easily dominates the lineup.“I think there’s a very big emphasis [in Sigma Chi] on finding potential members who want to be involved in campus and want to do other things besides just the fraternity,” said Mikey Geragos, who served as USG president from 2012-13 and was a member of Sigma Chi. “There’s an emphasis on that that is placed during rush and during the pledging process and it’s really valued.”Despite Geragos’ explanation for Sigma Chi’s winning streak, the issue raises an important question as to how diverse USG truly is.Diversity within the organization can vary depending on which aspect of USG one focuses on. After all, USG is divided into many parts, including an Executive Board, Executive Cabinet, Program Board and Senate, and many of the branches have diversity built into their structures. For example, the Senate, by definition, is required to comprise three commuter senators, three Greek senators and three residential senators.The organization has recently made attempts to find out more about which areas of USG could benefit from more diversity, and is currently conducting a poll of its members, looking at race, sexual orientation, gender and Greek affiliation. In preliminary results shared with the Daily Trojan on Monday, 59 members had responded. USG Senior Director of Communications Olivia Diamond estimates the total number of USG members at 115.Of the respondents, 37 percent said they were affiliated with Greek life, a higher percentage than the general student body’s involvement in Greek life. Fraternities and sororities have a combined membership of approximately 4,000 students, according to the Interfraternity Council website. Taken as a percentage, that amounts to 22 percent of USC’s 18,316 undergraduate student body population.In terms of racial diversity, however, USG’s percentages are relatively representative of the undergraduate student body. In the fall of 2012, the university reported that 39 percent of students identified as white, 23 percent as Asian, 5 percent as black and 14 percent as Hispanic.The at-large ratios are fairly consistent with the USG survey, in which 39 percent of USG respondents identified as white/Caucasian, 25 percent as Asian/Pacific-American, 8 percent as black and 12 percent as Hispanic/Latino.Still, USG members said that they have recently prioritized increasing the diversity within the organization.“I think that [USG] is diverse already, because diversity is more than surface-level diversity,” said Lamar Gary, director of Diversity Affairs and a former Black Student Assembly director. “We all come from different places, we all have different experiences, and I think that that’s valuable. But I think that we can always improve upon that.”Monica Parra, executive director of Program Board, credited Gary with the recent push for greater diversity.“I think a lot of the reason [diversity] is such a big issue this year is because of Lamar Gary,” Parra said. “I feel like he really comes from a different perspective in student government and just working really closely with student government and other kinds of underrepresented organizations to help to carry out their causes and what they want to see change on campus.”Gary said he spent a lot of time at the beginning of the year, even before classes started, recruiting students from different groups on campus by attending new student symposiums hosted by El Centro Chicano, Black Cultural Student Affairs and Asian Pacific American Student Services.“I have the second largest committee and I’m pretty sure that’s because I went and spoke,” Gary said. “I spoke on behalf of all of USG, but I told them that I was in Diversity Affairs, so that may have helped in getting people for Diversity Affairs.”Andrew Cho and Taylor Rottjakob, co-directors of elections and recruitment, also have been working this year to attract new students, just through different means. The two said that in addition to an annual open house, they have used social media and reached out to leaders of other groups to encourage their members apply for positions.“One of the things we’re actually working on is reaching out to as many people as possible,” Cho said. “Part of our goal is to reach out to all the assemblies, to reach out to all the committees and to reach out to as many of the constituency groups as possible.”A common sentiment among USG officers, however, was that though they could encourage involvement among different groups of the undergraduate student body, they ultimately
Local autocross racers saw the first green flag of the season drop Saturday morning at the Samoa Drag Strip after weather delayed the season’s start for two months.Drivers in autocross events race for the best time with each car navigating a challenging course one car at a time. According to the Redwood Sports Car Club, which hosts the events, “courses are designed and are setup differently for every autocross using chalk and cone markers … speeds are low and wear on the cars is minimal.” It …
5 April 2007South African financial services group Nedbank and American technology company Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) have entered into a partnership to provide technology solutions to five historically disadvantaged schools in the country.The two companies opened the first fully equipped computing centre at the Nelson R Mandela High School in Gugulethu outside Cape Town on Monday.The school was selected as the first of several schools that will implement Learning Labs, and the companies hope it will have a lasting impact on Gugulethu.Learning Labs is an initiative by AMD to provide benefactors with computers and internet connectivity, as well as professional, educational and personal development tools to provide new ways for teachers and pupils to interact with each other.The labs feature systems capable of operating Windows or Linux and come with installed content and applications. To ensure the sustainability of the project, the partners will also provide the schools with teacher training programmes and maintenance and support for the labs.Microsoft, Cisco, Tarsus, First for Business, CompuTainer, @tlantic and Learnthings will also provide additional support for the Learning Labs.“We are confident that this learning lab and the others to follow it will greatly enhance the local educational system’s ability to provide students with the skills and information they need to achieve success in an increasingly competitive, digital world,” said Nedbank South Africa chief executive Tom Boardman.He said the partnership was an innovative way to meet the needs of South African communities and address the digital divide. The labs also use low-power systems that are compact and sealed, enabling them to last in a harsh environment.Several Learning Labs around the world together form part of AMD’s 50×15 initiative, launched at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in 2004, which aims to provide access to computing and internet connectivity to 50% of the world’s population by 2015.“The positive effects of the Learning Labs extend beyond the students and teachers at the schools and into the greater community by providing an incredible community resource for educational and economic development opportunities,” said AMD vice president Gautam Srivastava.According to the AMD statement, experience at previous lab deployments have shown that access the internet persuades students to stay enrolled in school for longer and make use of the available technology.The two partners want to learn from their experiences in Gugulethu, hoping it will enable them to expand the Nedbank-AMD 50×15 partnership across South Africa in the “coming months”.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
With continued efforts to better leverage the Cooperative Extension System as a force multiplier in Military Family Readiness and Capacity Building, we would like to invite all service providers in New York State to the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference – Connecting Veterans in NYS & Creating Regional Networks.The Cooperative Extension of Broome County and Cornell Small Farms Program/FarmOps are hosting a one-day conference at the Agricultural Development Center in Binghamton, New York on Tuesday, November 27th.At the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference, service providers who work with veterans in a variety of capacities across New York State will be speaking at the conference.Veteran farmers will also be speaking about their experiences using local support during their journey of farming.For more information and to register for the NYS Veteran Service Provider Education Conference, go to: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/nysvsoconf_203
Panaji, Jul 25 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today asked Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar to chalk out a proper scheme to reward those who are fairing well nationally and internationally in sports.”There should be proper reward mechanism for those who fair well nationally and internationally,” Parrikar told Ajgaonkar on the floor of the House.He said those who show special excellence in sports would be given priority in government employment.”You send me the proposal, I will approve it. I will assure that there will be no shortage of finance for these schemes,” Parrikar said.Talking about printing and stationery department, the chief minister said “we need to modernise printing press department but its functioning should be curtailed to certain documents like budget documents, confidential documents and others.””The printing press should have modern equipment but should have comprehensive mandate. The rest has to be outsourced,” he said.”We will fund the modernisation of printing press but at the same time we will scrap the traditional posts which are not required. We will not remove anyone from the existing post but when someone gets retired, we will not fill those posts and scrap them,” the chief minister assured the House. PTI RPS RMT
Indian Super League ISL 2017: Bengaluru FC wrap up deal for Venezuelan striker Miku Nisanth V Easwar Last updated 2 years ago 17:05 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Indian Super League Bengaluru The ISL new entrants have boosted their attacking firepower by adding the former La Liga striker to their ranks… Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC has confirmed the signing of Venezuelan striker Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores, more commonly known as Miku, on a two-year deal.Miku joins a long list of new faces in the squad of the Federation Cup champions. The Blues have added the likes of Toni Dovale, Braulio Nóbrega, Erik Paartalu and Dimas Delgado ahead of their maiden ISL campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The 32-year-old forward makes the switch to India after lengthy stints in Spain, mainly with the Valencia youth team, Rayo Vallecano and Getafe. His four-year spell with the Madrid-based Getafe saw him amass 26 La Liga goals in 90-plus appearances. Miku also had a short loan spell with Glasgow-based Celtic FC in 2012-13 where he won the Scottish League and Cup double.Miku’s next big stage would arrive at Rayo Vallecano, another Madrid-based club. In the 2015/16 season, Miku netted nine times and assisted four goals in 22 appearances for Rayo in the La Liga, ending a season in which he had also secured the La Liga Player of the Month award once, as their joint second-highest top-scorer in the league.At the continental level, Miku has represented Celtic in the UEFA Champions League while playing in the UEFA Europa League for Getafe and Valencia, also scoring a hat-trick in the competition for the latter.A full international since 2006, Miku has 51 caps for Venezuela and has scored 11 times, most notably against Brazil in the during the 2015 Copa America in Chile.Head Coach Albert Roca was delighted with the newest addition to the squad and said, “I’m extremely happy to have secured the services of Miku. He is an exciting player with some great skills and his playing style will help us a lot. Miku has played for several top clubs for a number of years now, and the experience he brings in will be very crucial for us this season.”Having completed formalities, an excited Miku said, “I have heard a lot about the club and the city. We have some great players in the club who always fight for titles, so I hope it will be a good season for every one of us in Bengaluru. I spoke to Albert Roca about the club, the league and the team. He’s a very good and experienced coach and explained to me what he wants from me for this season. I can’t wait to join my teammates and begin training.”The 6’ 1” attacker will team up with Spaniard Braulio Nobrega at the front and becomes the Blues’ seventh foreign signing for the season and the first ever South American player at the club.
zoom Rating agency Standard & Poor’s has affirmed the B+ rating for German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd and revised its outlook from negative to stable.The company’s debt prepayments and cost synergies after the integration of UASC combined with improved shipping rates and stable near-term industry prospects will support rating-commensurate financial measures and liquidity through 2018, Standard & Poor’s said.The outlook revision reflects the expectation that Hapag-Lloyd’s improved EBITDA performance and gradual debt reduction will contribute to rating commensurate credit metrics and adequate liquidity in 2018.Further underpinning the outlook revision is the expectation of stable average container shipping freight rates in 2018.Furthermore, and because Hapag-Lloyd has an efficient and young fleet with low level investment needed in the medium term after the acquisition of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), Standard & Poor’s factors in its relatively low capital investments to be funded with internally generated cash in 2018 and 2019.In addition, Hapag-Lloyd’s strict cost controls and effective integration of UASC only five months after the transaction closed “should improve its cost.”“After S&P already improved the outlook for Hapag-Lloyd in July of this year and took us off ‘Credit Watch’ we are now very pleased that our deleveraging efforts are recognised further and that S&P’s outlook for Hapag-Lloyd improved from negative to stable,” Nicolás Burr, CFO of Hapag-Lloyd, said. “The rating also again confirms the strong industrial logic of the merger, through which we are now better positioned for the still challenging market environment. Our focus is now on realising the synergies,” Burr added.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is one step closer to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis thanks to a little help from some superstar friends.More than $1 million was raised in support of cystic fibrosis research efforts this week during a special performance Adding Tomorrows with Celine Dion a partnership with international music icon Celine Dion, Caesars Entertainment, AEG Live and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held at Caesars Palace, the evening included a performance of Celine Dion ’s glamorous show by Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich and featured a touching tribute to those with cystic fibrosis during her rendition of Billy Joel ’s “Lullabye.”Funds from the benefit concert will support critical research for cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease that causes debilitating lung infections and premature death. As the world’s leading organization fighting cystic fibrosis, the CF Foundation funds more research than any other organization and is fueling tremendous advances toward a cure and improving the lives of those with the disease.Celine lost her niece Karine to cystic fibrosis in 1993 and has been involved in the fight against this disease as the Celebrity Patron for Cystic Fibrosis Canada since 1982.“The cystic fibrosis cause holds a very special place in my heart and I’m honored to have been able to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, my partners at Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live to help raise funds and awareness for this worthy cause,” said Celine. “We’re making dramatic progress in treating this terrible disease, and I truly hope that one day soon, CF will stand for ‘cure found.’”Prior to Celine’s benefit performance guests who purchased special VIP packages were treated to an exclusive welcome reception and group photo with Celine during her pre-concert sound check, dinner at Old Homestead Steakhouse and admission to a private post-concert reception at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits.Source:PR Newswire
Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitter TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2018 – With production underway on the second season of CTV’s hit original music series THE LAUNCH, the network announced today the final celebrity mentors confirmed to join the series this season. Musical legend and multiple Grammy Award®-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, and co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross) joins as celebrity producer, along with chart-topping singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha in a celebrity mentor role.“Each week we are blown away by the calibre of talent the mentors and producers bring to the table, and Nile and Bebe will be no exception,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “We cannot wait to get them into the studio with the emerging artists.”“There is not a cooler, more talented, and truly ageless producer/songwriter/musician than Nile, with five decades of hits, millions and millions of records sold, and a countless collection of awards…he’s as creative and driven as ever and will bring it all to the stage and studio of THE LAUNCH!” said Scott Borchetta, Founder/President/CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and co-creator and Executive Producer of THE LAUNCH. “As for Bebe, Big Machine is making history in real time with Bebe and our own Florida Georgia Line with their single, ‘Meant To Be’, which has smashed Billboard Magazine‘s all-time record for weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart with an amazing 46 weeks at the top…and counting. With this talented duo, we can only expect to add another #1 hit for one of our emerging artists.” Advertisement Nile Rodgers and Bebe Rexha Join Celebrity Mentors and Producers for Season 2 of CTV’s THE LAUNCH (CNW Group/CTV) The pair round out the this season’s previously announced celebrity mentors including Grammy® award-winning music legend Bryan Adams – in the dual role as celebrity mentor and producer; celebrated multi-platinum award-winning singer-songwriter Jann Arden; Grammy® award-winner Sarah McLachlan, Arkells’ Max Kerman, and recording superstar Ryan Tedder, the creative force behind Season 1 certified platinum hit single “Ain’t Easy” by Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, who will also produce a new song in Season 2. Also confirmed to work with emerging artists aspiring for an opportunity to create a new hit single this season are some of the music industry’s most successful producers including Jon Levine(Avril Lavigne, Drake, Bebe Rexha); Alex Hope (Carly Rae Jepsen, Troye Sivan, Tove Lo); and Shaun Frank (The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, Dragonette). Advertisement