Unruh Institute hosts panel on 2016 election

first_imgPankaew Boonbaichaiyapruk | Daily TrojanPanelists at Tuesday’s “Road to the White House” event spoke about the high disapproval ratings of both candidates in the 2016 election.The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted a “Road to the White House” event Tuesday to discuss the The event featured a panel consisting of Anthony Boulahoud, a member of the USC College Democrats; Robert Shrum, who serves as the USC Dornsife Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics; Mary Perez, Vice President of the USC College Republicans and Brian Calle, an opinion editor for The Orange County Register. Moderators included Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, and Lily Vaughan, editorial director at the Daily Trojan. The panel started with a discussion about the presidential nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and how they have approached their campaigns in what has become one of the most unprecedented campaigns ever. The panel discussed what Calle called a “coin flip election,” because of both candidates’ high disapproval ratings. Clinton and Trump are the most unpopular presidential candidates in the last 30 years. Clinton holds a 59 percent disapproval rating among voters and Trump has a 60 percent disapproval rating among voters. In several recent national polls, Trump and Clinton were virtually tied. Over the past few months, both presidential candidates have suffered from backlash from party voters and the media. Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary against Senator Bernie Sanders, who had gained a large following of supporters, while Trump obtained the Republican nomination despite making headlines for derogatory comments and receiving backlash from voters and the media.  The panel agreed that this presidential election will be a monumental one, while Boulahoud and Calle argued whether it was better to vote for “the lesser of the two evils” or for a third party candidate. Shrum spoke on the third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein and their own campaigns, but said that he does not believe that the third party candidates will have an effect on the final outcome of the election.“I believe that Hillary Clinton is going to win, and I think that … the debate will have a huge impact because people will be so fascinated by these two candidates and the third parties will begin to fade,” Shrum said.Carlos Yeh, a graduate student studying International Public Policy and Management, attended the event and said,  “I think it’s great because they invited both supporters of the Republican and Democratic parties, and they can at least agree that they don’t support Donald Trump. They are bringing different perspectives from different groups and it’s really interesting. Especially listening to people who have so many years of experience in politics.” Lily Vaughan, who served as moderator for the panel said, “It was great, especially hearing from both sides of the panel and especially when we’re talking to such intelligent people, and as a moderator it’s always fun to ask the questions and hear the responses. Everyone’s opinion is changed because of where they come from and the education they receive and just how Dan said it’s about everyone looking at the same problem and coming to different conclusions. So you know as a political science major, as an editor it’s always nice to hear everyone’s opinion and really see where our country is at right now and how we can move forward. The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics will continue to hold a “Road to the White House Series” event every week throughout the semester fro 6-7 at the Ground Zero Cafe.last_img read more

Two Cook County inmates test positive for the coronavirus

first_imgHealth officials at the Cook County jail are reporting that two of it’s detainees have tested positive for the coronavirus.Both detainees were reportedly moved to the jail’s Cermak Health Services in isolation after exhibiting flu-like symptoms on March 20th.Officials say one of the sick is a 42-year-old man who was taken into custody in December of 2019 and is being under a $250,000 D-bond on charges of Aggravated DUI. The second detainee is an 18-year-old man who is being held without bond since mid-February 2020 on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm.An officer who worked in Cermak Health Services has also tested positive for the virus and is currently at home in isolation.Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli told a judge Monday that the outbreak puts other inmates at risk due to the confined quarters and shared spaces.  In addition to that, Campanelli pointed out that of the jail 5,600 inmates, hundreds of them having underlying health problems.Judge Leroy Martin agreed with Campanelli but stated that instead of a mass-release of non-violent offenders, he opted for a more controlled release where teams of judges look at cases brought to them by the public defender and state’s attorney’s office. The judges then will decide if the inmate is a danger to the community, and whether that person should be released.last_img read more

Find out which Manchester United legend was voted Premier League’s greatest centre back!

first_imgAdvertisement 7x27NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbz31Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evjq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ews0tWould you ever consider trying this?😱oi4rCan your students do this? 🌚buswnRoller skating! Powered by Firework John Terry, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Sol Campbell, Vincent Kompany and Tony Adams were some of the greatest defenders in modern football. To chose which among them was the best ever Premier League centre-back is as tight as football debates can get, but keep reading to find out who won such a verdict from fans all over the world.Advertisement Sky held a poll thread on their twitter to see who everybody considers to be the greatest PL defender and the winner has emerged as Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic. The Serbian was considered the toughest in the trade and second to him in the polls is Virgil Van Dijk – the latest PL Player of the Year and UEFA POTY.Advertisement No shame in being second to Vidic himself for Virgil!Van Dijk is still only 28 and could yet win the Premier League with Liverpool and add more cup success to the Champions League he won last year.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Second straight MVP for Mbala

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPicking up where he left off last season, Ben Mbala was hailed as the Most Valuable Player of UAAP men’s basketball for the second straight year as the La Salle slotman established himself as the supreme force in the collegiate scene.The Cameroonian continued his dominance for the Green Archers, posting per game averages of 26.0 points, 13.08 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals to finish with 96.58 total statistical points (SPs) in the ongoing Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES But winning the MVP again is the least of Mbala’s concerns as he looks forward to keeping the UAAP title.“We just want to win,” Mbala said, as twice-to-beat La Salle prepares for its Final Four date against Adamson this Saturday.“We will not quit and that’s what we plan to do for the next few games: Play hard and leave the rest to God.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogA distant second in the MVP race is Ateneo forward Thirdy Ravena, who mustered 66.50 SPs, followed by NU senior Jjay Alejandro at third with 63.86 SPs, and UE scorer Alvin Pasaol at fourth with 63.43 SPs.La Salle high-flyer Ricci Rivero complete this season’s Mythical Team after finishing eighth with his 56.29 SPs.He will get the nod, thanks to the UAAP ruling allowing only one foreign student-athlete to be named in the season’s best five. Azkals Eye 1st Asian Cup stint Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Adamson bruiser Papi Sarr ranked fifth with 63.15 SPs, followed by NU big man Issa Gaye at sixth (57.57 SPs), UST center Steve Akomo at seventh (56.77 SPs), UP captain Paul Desiderio at ninth (54.50 SPs), and Ateneo slotman Chibueze Ikeh at 10th (49.36 SPs).Meanwhile, UP playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño was hailed as the season’s best rookie after netting 46.69 SPs, powered by his averages of 11.61 points, 6.15 rebounds, 2.54 assists, and 1.0 steal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

Latest: West Ham 2 QPR 0 – Hammers heading for resounding derby win

first_imgDiafra Sakho’s second-half goal left QPR staring at another defeat.Nedum Onuoha’s own goal gave West Ham an early lead in what has been a one-sided derby.The defender, brought in at the expense of Mauricio Isla at right-back, nudged Stewart Downing’s fifth-minute corner into the net under pressure from Sakho.And Sakho netted just before the hour mark, adding the finishing touch from a yard out after Rangers had failed to clear their lines and James Tomkins was able to hold off Rio Ferdinand and hook the ball over keeper Rob Green.Rangers, bottom of the table and having been beaten in all four of their away games this season, have been poor at the back again.After conceding the opening goal they were fortunate not to go further behind when Enner Valencia shot wide from 10 yards out after being found by Sakho’s low cross.Still without the injured Joey Barton, the visitors offered little until Charlie Auston created a chance for himself.The striker poked the ball through Tomkins’ legs as he collected a pass from R’s left-back Armand Traore, but could not steer his side-footed shot past keeper Adrian with an unmarked Niko Kranjcar available to his right.It has so far been unhappy return to Upton Park for Ferdinand, Green and Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, who sent another former West Ham man, Bobby Zamora, on at half-time.Zamora made an immediate impression, finding space on the left and crossing for Austin, who fired wide.But Rangers were unable to maintain their early second-half pressure and more shoddy defending led to them going further behind.The hosts then thought they had scored a third when Green inexplicably passed a goal-kick straight to Valencia, who gratefully netted only for the goal to be disallowed because the Hammers striker was not the requisite 10 yards away from the ball.QPR (4-2-3-1): Green, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Traore, Sandro (Taarabt 66), Henry, Fer, Hoilett (Zamora 45), Kranjcar (Mutch 77), Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Isla, Dunne, Vargas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New OSA and OSC board leadership elected

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At their respective meetings in November, the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Boards of Trustees elected their executive committees to lead their organizations in 2019.OSC will maintain the same officers as 2018: Steve Reinhard of Crawford County as chairman, Bill Bateson of Hancock County as vice chairman, Jeff Magyar of Ashtabula County as treasurer, and Bill Bayliss of Logan County as secretary. The board also welcomed two new members. David Clark of Warren County will represent District 13 and Mike Ralph of Union County will represent District 9. Jeff Magyar was also recently appointed to the United Soybean Board.Scott Metzger of Ross County was elected to serve as 2019 OSA president. He has previously served as first vice president, vice president and treasurer. Metzger also sits on the American Soybean Association Board of Directors. He farms more 3,100 acres of soybeans, corn, wheat and malting barley.Metzger replaces Allen Armstrong of Clark County as president, and Armstrong moves to the role of OSA chairman. Former chairman Todd Hesterman of Henry County retired from OSA.The OSA board also elected Ryan Rhoades of Marion County to serve as first vice president. Rhoades has previously served as OSA vice president and treasurer. He farms nearly 3,000 acres of soybeans and corn in Delaware County. In addition to row crops, Rhoades helps run a 2,500 head farrow-to-finish operation.In addition, the OSA board elected Patrick Knouff, Shelby County, as vice president; Jennifer Wilson-Oechsle, Van Wert County, as treasurer; and Jeff McKanna, Hancock County, as secretary. Delaware County farmer Bret Davis was also recently elected to serve as secretary of the American Soybean Association.last_img read more

Extremists kill five persons in Assam

first_imgSuspected extremists gunned down five youths in eastern Assam’s Sadiya police district on Thursday. Police did not rule out the involvement of the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I), though the outfit did not claim responsibility.Additional Superintendent of Police Prakash Sonowal said some motorcycle-borne men indiscriminately opened fire on the youths at a dhaba at Kherbari village under the Dhola police station limits about 8.55 p.m.The victims were identified as Ananta Namasudra, Abinash Namasudra, Subal Das, Dhanai Namasudra and Syamal Biswas.“I condemn the killing of innocent people. Perpetrators of the crime would be dealt with firmly,” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said. He asked two Ministers and senior police officers, including Director-General of Police Kuladhar Saikia to rush to the site and deal with the situation.This is the second subversive strike in a little over a fortnight. The ULFA-I had claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Guwahati on October 13, in which five people were injured.“This explosion was directed against those opposing the National Register of Citizens update and against those organisations supporting settling of Hindu Bangladeshis in Assam,” the outfit’s military chief Paresh Baruah had said in a statement then. Rajnath anguished In New Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed deep anguish over the killings, saying strongest possible action would be taken against the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Mr. Singh spoke to Mr. Sonowal and took stock of the situation.Outfit denies roleIn a late night statement, the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has denied its hand in the killings. “The killings might have happened due to the BJP government’s bid to derail NRC by pushing Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016”, a statement from the outfit said. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Government emails contradict Liberal claims on fate of First Nation education dollars

first_imgEarlier that same day, an Aboriginal Affairs spokesperson emailed APTN a response from department bureaucrats on the First Nation education money confirming $1.2 billion still existed on the books.“The remaining funds are still available,” said spokesperson Amanda Gordon, who was in the office of former Aboriginal affairs minister Bernard Valcourt, in an Oct. 2, 2015, email.Months earlier in April during the lock-up for what would prove to be the last Harper federal budget, a federal Finance official repeatedly stated the $1.2 billion for First Nation education remained on the books in the “fiscal framework.”The $1.2 billion figure was what was left over from the $1.9 billion the Harper government tied to passage of the controversial First Nation Control of First Nation Education Act which was rejected in 2014 by First Nation chiefs.The Harper government said at the time the money would only flow if the Assembly of First Nations supported the bill.Knowing education to be a sore political spot in the relationship between First Nations and the Harper government, the Liberals jumped out early with the $2.6 billion education promise which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled on the campaign trail last August.The NDP pounced, accusing the Liberals of making a promise based on money that did not exist.A close inspection of the promise revealed the Liberals were really only committing $900 million in new money which would be added to $1.7 billion the party believed the Conservatives had set aside for education.The Liberals, it seems, made a big assumption in their promise. A large chunk of the promised money, about $500 million, came from a 4.5 per cent escalator in education funding the Conservatives also tied to passage of the ill-fated legislation on education.As the record shows, only $1.2 billion was ever set aside for First Nation education. It remains unclear why the Liberals chose to base their election education promise on money that was never there.Now it seems the Liberal government is trying to prepare the groundwork ahead of the next federal budget which may contain education funding that won’t match what was promised by the party to First Nation students on the campaign trail.APTN contacted Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bennett’s office seeking clarification on the contradictions between the record and the statement by the Indigenous Affairs minister.A spokesperson for Finance said in an emailed statement that there was now only $241 million left in the fiscal framework.“In budget 2015 much of this provisioned allocation was removed, but not announced,” said David Barnabe, a spokesperson for the department.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarrera Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsIndigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett’s claim the previous Conservative government spent all the money set aside for First Nation education—leaving her government in a hole when it comes to fulfilling its $2.6 billion promise on the issue—is not supported by the record.Bennett said in the House of Commons during question period Friday the previous Conservative government of Stephen Harper “removed” money set aside for First Nation education from the federal Finance department’s books.After repeatedly dodging APTN’s questions on the issue, Bennett finally admitted the money on which the Liberals based their $2.6 billion election education promise doesn’t exist.“Sadly, I can confirm that the previous government removed the promised additional funding for first nations education that it had promised,” said Bennett, responding to questions from the NDP on the issue. “I am saddened by that revelation, but we are committed to making the appropriate investments to close that gap.”However, the minister’s claim it’s the Conservative’s fault contradicts information supplied to APTN by Finance and Aboriginal Affairs (as the department was known at the time) officials in October, near the end of last year’s federal campaign.Those departments stated there was $1.2 billion set aside in the books for First Nation education, but it would be up to the next federal government to decide what to do with the money.“The funds remain in the fiscal framework. Following the federal election, the government will determine the best use of these funds,” said Stephanie Rubec, a spokesperson for the Department of Finance, in an Oct. 2, 2015, email.Click to enlarge screenshot of emailslast_img read more

Morneau to give speech in Calgary ahead of Kinder Morgan deadline

first_imgCALGARY – Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future.Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question.The company has set a May 31 deadline for getting assurances it can proceed without delays on the controversial project.Morneau said last week the federal government is willing to cover cost overruns caused by political uncertainty on the pipeline project.However, the minister also said if Kinder Morgan were to walk away from the pipeline, there are other investors willing to step in.last_img read more

Fuel theft poses first big battle for Mexican president

first_imgMEXICO CITY — Mexico’s new president has shut down some pipelines to stop fuel thieves who he says had established an illegal distribution network.The fight against thefts of $3 billion per year from government pipelines and fuel depots represents the first big domestic battle for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office on Dec. 1.Lopez Obrador said Monday that some gangs had actually built warehouses over pipeline rights of way to drill illegal taps into the ducts.The pipeline shutdowns and a temporary switch to more distribution by tanker trucks has caused gasoline shortages in a handful of states.Despite the political costs of the shortages, Lopez Obrador said he will not fold, noting “let’s see who gets tired first, the fuel thieves or us.”The Associated Presslast_img read more