The Undergraduate Student Government Senate cleared up unfinished business before voting to fund a sustainability conference for leaders of the Environmental Student Assembly at its first meeting of the semester Tuesday evening in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.ESA, a USG body composed of several student organizations — including the Environmental Core, Greeks Go Green and the USC Bike Coalition — aims to “program events promoting the green culture, sustainability, and environmental advocacy at USC,” according to its website.At Tuesday’s meeting, three members of the organization’s executive board — Director Ahlia Bethea and Assistant Directors Elliott Wezerek and Kaitlin Kinsella — introduced their plan to attend the Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, and requested funding from the Senate.The conference, which will take place in Portland, Oregon from Jan. 21-23, will explore themes of environmental sustainability, sustainable economics, sustainability in policy and practice and sustainability in education through a variety of publication presentations, workshops, exhibits, discussions and plenary speakers.“It’s an academic conference looking at the frontiers of sustainability in a very broad sense,” Wezerek said.Wezerek, Bethea and Kinsella requested $1,790 to cover airfare, lodging and conference registration fees; they plan to pay for food and in-conference transportation out of pocket.The goal of attending the conference, according to Wezerek, is to develop leadership and facilitate advocacy in environmental sustainability in accordance with the Sustainability 2020 plan unveiled in December.ESA leaders who attend the event can learn from speakers and events at the conference, and bring back what they learn to help implement sustainable practices at USC.“There hasn’t been a student engagement piece with Sustainability 2020,” Wezerek said. “Students don’t feel like they’re connected to the document or have any input, so this is a chance for them to feel like they have a voice.”The proposal was approved with a unanimous vote from the USG Senate.“We’re all really excited, because we’re happy to see that USC, and the Senate in particular, is so invested in the advancement of its student leaders,” Bethea said after the vote.“This conference is going to do a lot for us — we’re going to learn a lot, gain a lot of valuable resources and connections that’s going to enable us to better serve our constituents. Anything that we can do to better ourselves, and in turn better the community and the world, is something that’s important to us.”Before moving on to new business, including the ESA proposal, the Senate swore in three new USG justices. The meeting also established an agenda for future votes; next week, the Senate will vote on a budget reallocation proposal, which suggests moving $5,000 in funding to support the newly-created Service Student Assembly. The funding had previously been reserved for a proposed Religious Student Assembly, which was never formed.Toward the end of the meeting, USG Vice President Jordan Fowler announced junior Tricia Xu as the new USG Parliamentarian for Spring 2016. Xu, a business administration major, will ensure that Senate meetings follow parliamentary procedure.USG Program Board Director Diana Jimenez also nominated three students to executive positions; the Senate will vote on the approval of these appointments next week. read more
Nigeria will host the Indomitable Lions on September 1 in Uyo before immediately traveling to Cameroon for the September 4 second leg.Related Arsenal midfielder, Alex Iwobi will miss out of the Super Eagles all important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier double header against Cameroon due to injury.According to the Super Eagles official twitter handle, CSKA Moscow forward, Aaron Samuel will now replace Iwobi as Uche Agbo also gets an invitation to join the Nigerian squad.
“Will anything else happen? At the moment I would say I don’t know. It’s still possible but we are far from being close.”Wenger said he wanted to keep forward Olivier Giroud, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, although he hinted at a potential exit for the Frenchman.“I want Olivier to stay…. if nobody comes in, nobody goes out,” he said. “Maybe one or two young players out on loan somewhere but the experienced side of the squad will remain the same unless somebody comes in,” he said.“He is an important player here that everyone wants to stay and there is a high level of respect for Olivier in this club,” he added. “He will certainly get more games and he could only leave if somebody else comes in.”Wenger said Aremenia international Mkhitaryan was settling in well at the club but he was unsure whether he would make his debut for the club in their Premier League match against bottom club Swansea on Tuesday.“You see straight away that he’s a great football player, which we knew before we got him here. After that, I will know more about him in two or three days,” he said.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger said Friday that any deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was “far from close” but did not rule out further signings in the January transfer window.Arsenal lost forward Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United this week with Henrikh Mkhitaryan travelling in the opposite direction in a swap deal but Wenger remains short of options up front as the club battle to secure a Champions League place for next season.According to German media reports, Dortmund have rejected a second bid of 58 million euros ($72 million) by Arsenal for the 28-year-old.Sixth in Germany’s top flight, the club reportedly want 70 million euros for the Gabon international, who has a Borussia deal until 2021.When quizzed on the latest Aubameyang situation, Wenger, whose side are sixth in the Premier League table, told reporters the club would have nothing to announce on Friday.“At the moment, we stay where we are,” he said. “We keep our players. We have added Mkhitaryan and we have lost Alexis, so our squad is stable. read more
Out with the new and in with the old…the former police chief of Davie has been given his old job back, temporarily, after the current Chief Dale Engle was put on leave for allegedly saying Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy Shannon Bennett died of COVID-19 because of his “homosexual” lifestyle.On Thursday, Town Administrator Richard Lemack appointed former Davie Police Chief Patrick Lynn as acting chief. Lynn served as Davie’s police chief for about 10 years before he retired in 2017, according to a Davie press release.“Chief Lynn will assume this temporary role while allegations brought forward by the Fraternal Order of Police against current Police Chief, Dale Engle, are being investigated,” the release said.During a patrol briefing on April 7, Engle said Deputy Bennett contracted and died from the virus because he was a “homosexual who attended homosexual sexual events,” according to a letter sent to Lemack from the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council Committee. read more
Facebook54Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeRazor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a three-day opening beginning Saturday, April 20 and extending through Earth Day, April 22.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on morning low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and low tides:April 20, Saturday, 7:58 a.m.; -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis;April 21, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 22, Monday, 9:25 a.m.; -1.0 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks“This is a weekend opening that should not be missed,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “The Long Beach Razor Clam festival on Saturday (http://longbeachrazorclamfestival.com), features clam digging and chowder contests, clam digging lessons, and live music – even pirates and mermaids making an occasional appearance.”As in past years, WDFW is asking beachgoers to take care to avoid nesting snowy plovers.“With barely 100 of these birds still surviving on the Southwest Washington Coast, it is vitally important for beachgoers to stay out of posted areas,” said Ayres. “Snowy plover nests are nearly invisible, so we want people to give these birds the space they need to live and thrive during their nesting period, especially near Midway Beach and while walking towards the north end of Long Beach.”Ayres recommends people avoid leaving leftover food or trash on the beach–which attracts predators–avoid the dunes as much as possible, and heed the 25-mile per hour speed limit if driving on the beach.Diggers should hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach; 2018-19 licenses are no longer valid for this dig. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website and from license vendors around the state.Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.Ayres noted that based on the remaining number of clams to harvest, this is very likely the last razor clam dig of the season at Long Beach and Copalis beaches.WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities. WDFW razor clam digs support outdoor lifestyles and coastal economies.Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html. read more