Members of Environmental Core gathered in Hahn Plaza Wednesday to urge University officials to use solar panels for electricity. Photo by Tucker Judkins | Daily TrojanEnvironmental Core, a student environmental activist club, held its annual solar rally to advocate for USC to transition to solar panels on Wednesday afternoon.USC is not exactly known for its commitment to sustainability, said Tianna Shaw-Wakeman, the head of the Go Solar Carbon Neutrality Campaign for Environmental Core. The administration has told the club that solar panels are not financially feasible for USC at this time, Shaw-Wakeman said, but the activists still wanted to spread the word. “For the past four to five years, we’ve been pushing USC to commit to solar energy,” Shaw-Wakeman said. “A lot of those efforts have not come to fruition. However, we want to make sure that students, faculty and the entire Trojan family are aware that there is still a student push for solar energy and that will never go away.”However, Mark Ewalt, USC’s executive director of administrative operations, said the installation of solar technology would cost the University more than it would help it. USC would have to retrofit old buildings to install solar panels, according to Ewalt. “To install solar [panels] on a building, you have to go into the walls, for infrastructure, for electrical, for those things that you connect it with — you un-grandfather that,” Ewalt said. “Those things really make solar [energy] a very expensive proposition. It’s good, it’s the right thing to do, but the cost-benefit pushes the return on that investment out three years. The question we ask, ‘Is that the best spend of your tuition money?’ We think no, because of the way it’s loaded there.”But members of the Environmental Core, or ECore, were not pleased Ewalt’s explanation. Simon Blessenohl, an ECore member and a Ph.D. student studying philosophy, said money should not be the main consideration when it comes to sustainability. “The thing we maximize here is not USC’s profit,” Blessenohl said. “The thing we maximize is welfare of the global population, really … I think it’s just the wrong way to think about the problem. Even if it doesn’t break even, it’s still worth the investment because the returns are not in dollars, but in welfare of people.”Blessenohl also believes that the University has demonstrated its priorities based on its spending.“If you look at the magnitude of investments USC has done in the past — like $700 million for the new Village, zero dollars for solar power — I guess that should all make us think about whether the people who make these decisions have the right priorities,” Blessenohl said. However, ECore members wanted to remind students and faculty that there are other ways of being a sustainable campus aside from using solar energy. Philine Qian, director of sustainability affairs for Undergraduate Student Government and an ECore member, thinks there are more ways to achieve a sustainable campus. “We need to be carbon neutral, we need to be energy efficient, and we need to be smarter about our energy decisions in general,” Qian said. “Solar energy is not the only answer. It can be part of the answer, but we have much more work to do.”Qian pointed out the lack of involvement from the USC administration, noting how the push for sustainability initiatives mostly stems from students. “I think it’s sad because, really, the University’s sustainability structure is run by about 10 people on our campus — it’s really stressful,” Qian said. “Not to be mistaken, there are people who care. But I just don’t feel there’s an urgent need [for change], and that’s how sustainability groups have felt for years.”However, Ewalt said that it is USC’s location that makes it impossible for the University to approve solar panels. “Solar [energy], for a number of reasons, does not work very well at USC in this Los Angeles basin region,” Ewalt said. “And the reason that it doesn’t is the cost-benefit proposal for solar [energy] in this region, which is owned by the Department of Water and Power. Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power prohibits certain cost benefits that would make solar affordable.” According to Ewalt, if USC were to install solar panels on every building, those solar panels would only produce enough energy to cover 10 percent of USC’s total power usage. The power collected would go back into the energy grid, essentially stopping USC from using its own power, Ewalt said. And according to Ewalt, there is no tax-benefit incentive because USC is a tax-exempt institution.Ewalt agreed that USC is behind its peers in sustainability programs and said President C. L. Max Nikias has been focusing on raising USC in academic rankings. “To accomplish that much in that short amount of time, you have to concentrate on the main thing, which is academics, student teaching and research,” Ewalt said. “And so they concentrated on those areas, and to do that you have to leave some other things off the table.”Shaw-Wakeman argued, however, that since USC is focused on research, it should understand the importance of solar panels. “I think it’s actually surprising, because USC’s mission statement is focused on research and academia,” Shaw-Wakeman said. “One of the core things with research is you don’t usually expect anything in the next three years. Research usually takes tons of time, it takes a lot of money, it takes a lot of effort. But your goal is for people and your goal is usually future-oriented and the exact same is true with environmentalism.”ECore members believe that the University should strive to make a positive environmental impact for future generations. “If USC’s statement is for research and for a better future, that’s environmentalism, and that’s sustainability, and that’s what needs to be focused on in the solar decision,” Shaw-Wakeman said.
Raj Sarkar First Published: 13th December, 2019 19:01 IST Conor McGregor will be back in action against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 in a highly anticipated welterweight contest. McGregor has already set his eyes on the 145 lbs UFC gold and a victory against Cerrone will bring him into the lightweight mix. President Dana White recently stated that if Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov manage to surpass their upcoming opponents, a rematch between them is on the line. However, a lot of fighters disagree. According to Justin Gaethje, Conor McGregor should have returned into the lightweight division to ensure a title shot. The No. 3 ranked lightweight feels that McGregor’s victory against Donald Cerrone cannot be considered valid for a title shot. Dana White has finally responded to that.Also Read | UFC: Dana White Confirms Khabib-Conor Rematch On The Cards, Khabib Begs To DifferUFC: Dana White justifies Conor McGregor’s chances of a title shotIn a recent interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Dana White revealed that he is definitely going to line up Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov 2 if the former wins at UFC 246. When asked about the reason, Dana White said, “Come on guys, Conor, I mean look at what McGregor has done over the last however many years, right? And then he loses to Khabib, in a fight that was when you talk about bad blood, that was like next level of bad blood. You know Gaethje is on his way up too. We have offered Gaethje a lot of fights that Gaethje hasn’t taken either. So Conor is in line for his title if he beats ‘Cowboy’.” COMMENT Also Read | Conor McGregor And Donald Cerrone’s UFC 246 Fight Had Its Roots In 2015 And Here Is HowAlso Read | Donald Cerrone Mocks Conor McGregor’s Proper 12 Brand Ahead Of Highly-awaited UFC Bout Last Updated: 13th December, 2019 19:01 IST Dana White Justifies Why Conor McGregor Deserves A Title Shot If He Beats Donald Cerrone Dana White explained why he feels that a fight between Conor McGregor vs Khabib Murmagomedov makes sense. Watch Dana White’s full interview on the same. Also Read | UFC: Dana White Confirms That Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Jorge Masvidal At 170 LbsDespite heavy backlash from a lot of UFC fighters and fans, Dana White has confirmed and justified his reason for planning a re-match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. The duo fought each other at the main event of UFC 229 and Khabib came out victorious. However, McGregor can get to run it back if he manages to defeat Donald Cerrone. LIVE TV Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US read more
StumbleUpon Kindred Group Plc European sports betting subsidiary Unibet has broadened its sponsorship portfolio confirming that it has become the official betting partner to the ‘FIDE World Chess Championship Match’ (London 9-28 November).The bookmaker confirms a ‘ground-breaking deal’ with principal organiser World Chess, becoming the first betting partner of a FIDE syndicated event.World Chess expects a sell-out crowd for its much-anticipated event, in which Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen will face Italian American challenger Fabiano Caruana.The 2016 championship took place in New York and saw Carlsen win his third world title. The tournament drew around 6 million viewers from around the world.Richard Østrøm – UnibetConfirming the partnership, Richard Østrøm, Country Manager for Unibet Norway says: “Since Magnus Carlsen became world champion, we have seen a large and growing interest in betting on big chess tournaments. As the leading online bookmaker in Europe, we want to be a part of and contribute to big sporting events, and we are very happy to be the preferred betting partner for World Chess both before and during the World Championship. We believe that this year’s World Championship showdown between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana in London will establish chess as a permanent fixture in betting.”Preparing for the event, Unibet has expanded its chess betting inventory, with fans able to wager on a number of unique markets; ranging from outright winner through to a player’s next move. Unibet will also offer fans exclusive promotions on the championship rounds throughout the match.Ilya Merenzon, the CEO of World Chess, backed Unibet as new partner: “World Chess is proud to announce this exclusive partnership with Unibet. We’re enabling fans to be even closer to the action in this tantalising match. The tournament is the highlight of the chess calendar and millions of people around the world will follow every move.”At present, Unibet makes Carlsen the overwhelming favourite at 3/10, with Caruana out at 12/5. Kindred: Spelinspektionen has failed in its management of Swedish marketplace June 11, 2020 Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity July 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Share Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 read more
THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teamed up with Hi 5 to provide some holiday cheer to local families in the community through an Angel Tree event.The Angel Tree was placed in Barker Hall in November, which was decorated with ornaments that consisted of a child’s name provided by Hi 5, as well as their gender, age, clothing and shoe size, and wish list. Whoever picked the ornament from the tree would purchase items from the list and wrap them to be gifted to the child.The gift presentations began Monday, Dec. 10, at the Cotillion Ballroom in the Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union on the Nicholls campus. The children and their families, along with Nicholls student-athletes, coaches, athletic administrators, and members of the Hi 5 organization gathered for dinner. Following the meal, the children whose names were placed on the tree were presented with gifts by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.“It was a great experience,” said Al Wilson, President of SAAC and member of the Colonel football team. “It’s very humbling and reminds you of where you came from. Interacting with kids makes you feel better about everything that you go through and makes you remember why you got into a sport and the fun that you had as a kid.”As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season. read more
Tenth-grader Spencer Monhein called the 15-minute film powerful and said he appreciated its message of tolerance – something he feels his school has also been carrying out in the last month. “The school is doing a pretty good job at having us learn about black history. The month now makes sense to me when before it didn’t.” Hart was named a Zero Hour school by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations for promoting cultural awareness through positive student activities after some racially fueled confrontations last year on campus. The Emmy- and Oscar-winning Gossett, who became a Broadway star in his teens and soon tripled as a star in feature films and television, told students about his personal commitment to cultural awareness. Sporting a black T-shirt marked with the word “Eracism,” Gossett explained that his newest project is a nonprofit foundation that is planning to send African-American youths involved in gangs to Africa to learn about their history and culture. “The message is to teach young people that there is no race or religion above any other so that there can be a level playing field,” Gossett said. Hart Principal Gary Fuller said that is the message he hopes his students get out of the school’s Black History Month activities. “We are one family,” Fuller said. Gossett stressed that while viewing oneself as part of one human race is important, minorities should concentrate on learning their own history – often skipped in history books, television and film. “I call this Operation Catch-up,” Gossett said. “The United States is about to be the cutting-edge diamond of diversity in the world, so we need to have this knowledge of self.” email@example.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Spreading a message of tolerance and cultural awareness, legendary actor Louis Gossett Jr. spoke to students Monday as the culmination of Black History Month celebrations at culturally diverse Hart High School. Hart students also watched “Windows,” an award-winning short film co-starring Gossett as an amputee veteran who finds solace in an unsuspecting friend. Gossett said the film deals with wars and how different types of conflicts affect people. “It’s about more than world wars,” Gossett said. “It’s about finding other ways to communicate with each other rather than violence.” read more
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1 Gael Clichy is in talks with Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir Gael Clichy is in talks with Turkish club Istanbul Basaksehir.The left-back was released by Manchester City earlier this summer and has been on the lookout for a new club ever since.Now it appears that the 31-year-old, who has spent the last 14 years in England with Arsenal and then City, could be heading to Turkey to join the club who finished second in the Super Lig last term.According to L’Equipe, the France international has been in the country this week finalising terms on a three-year deal which could be worth around £2.6m per season.
ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE CUP FINALDrumkeen united 3Letterkenny Rovers 5 Letterkenny Rovers defeated Drumkeen United in the final of the Ulster Senior League Cup after a 8 goal thriller in Bonagee on Sunday. With the game all square after 90 minutes, Rovers dominated the extra time period and eventually won the game 5-3.The teams went in at half time a goal apiece. Drumkeen took the lead through Conar Carlin but Rovers equalised through Jamie Doherty. Letterkenny Rovers then scored two goals without reply midway through the second half from Davitt Walsh and Glenn Hamilton.But to Drumkeen’s credit they never gave up and were rewarded when first Carlin scored and with time running out ,Richie Moore scored to send the game into extra time. Into extra time and Rovers dominated the period and scored in either half thanks to strikes from Chris Malseed and a second goal from Davitt Walsh. SOCCER: LETTERKENNY ROVERS WIN LEAGUE CUP FINAL was last modified: July 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SOCCER: LETTERKENNY ROVERS WIN LEAGUE CUP FINAL read more
“He would have been in a lot less trouble if he had waited at the scene,” Pokorny said. “This could have been just a horrible accident.” Each charge that Zavala faces carries a possible sentence of 30 years in state prison. Bail was set at $50,000. Pokorny said a bail bondsman arrived with Zavala when he turned himself in. Zavala has no prior criminal record. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The crash killed Jose Palomino and his 15-year-old son, Julio, both of Bell Gardens. The two were headed toward Bakersfield because Palomino was planning to move his family there. After the collision, Zavala allegedly drove farther to flee from authorities, turned off at the northbound State Route 138 off-ramp and ended up on Lancaster Road. The tractor-trailer’s fuel tank apparently ruptured in the collision, causing the cab to catch fire after the driver left the freeway. CHP Investigator Dave Pokorny said that witnesses who spoke to the driver when he stopped the burning truck were concerned that he was trying to get a ride out of the area while his truck was ablaze. The witnesses had no knowledge of the earlier fatal collision. About 20 minutes after the crash, police got a call from a man, possibly Zavala, who claimed his tractor-trailer had been stolen from a Pilot station in Castaic. When they arrived, the man was nowhere to be found. Pokorny said that Zavala evaded capture despite ground and air searches. VALENCIA – A Salinas man accused of causing a Thanksgiving Day crash near Gorman that killed a father and son turned himself in to the California Highway Patrol on Monday and was booked on suspicion of two felony hit-and-run counts and two manslaughter counts. Javier Barajas Zavala, 41, had contacted authorities Thursday through his attorney to express a desire to surrender, CHP officials said. He arrived Monday morning at the Newhall CHP office and was transported to the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station for booking. “We received a letter from his attorney instructing us not to question him,” Officer Wendy Hahn said. “When he arrived, we gave him his Miranda rights and asked him if he wanted to talk to us, and he said no.” Investigators believe Zavala was driving a 1999 Peterbilt big-rig that slammed into the back of a 1990 pickup truck stalled in traffic lanes of the northbound Interstate 5 near Gorman. read more
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