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Local Grads Gain Valuable Experience With Rep. Sullivan At The Statehouse

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Local graduates are gaining experience as interns with State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) and her fellow members of the House of Representatives during the 2017 legislative session.Ryan Francis, a resident of Evansville, is the son of Dan and Kristi Francis. A North High School graduate, Francis is a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington where he is majoring in economics and political science.Rachel Swartwood is the daughter of Steve and Lisane Swartwood. Also a resident of Evansville, Swartwood attended Memorial High School. She is a 2016 graduate of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and earned a bachelor’s degree in civic leadership.As legislative interns, Francis and Swartwood correspond with constituents through phone calls, letters and emails. They also help staff committee hearings and floor proceedings.“Interning with the House of Representatives is a great opportunity for students to learn and gain experience with our state government,” Sullivan said. “The work Ryan, Rachel and our interns do behind the scenes helps the Indiana General Assembly to function more efficiently on a daily basis.”The House of Representatives offers paid internship opportunities to college students, law-school students, graduate students and recent college graduates for the duration of each legislative session.Visit www.indianahouserepublicans.com/2017-house-republican-internship-program for more information about the House Republican internship program.last_img read more

Students utilize social media in protest of arrests

first_imgIn response to the arrests of six USC students following a house party earlier this month, organizers have formed a social media movement to protest the allegedly racist treatment at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department.The LAPD launched a full investigation into the incident on May 6.Stand Up· Nate Howard (right), a ‘13 alumnus, talks at a May 6 protest about his experience at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department during a protest on May 6. Along with five other students, Howard was arrested. – Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily TrojanAt approximately 2 a.m. on May 3, more than 79 LAPD officers responded to a noise complaint at a student party on 23rd and Hoover streets, just north of campus.Nate Howard, a ‘13 alumnus, hosted the party to celebrate the end of the school year.Howard said he complied with LAPD’s directions when officers came to the house.“Two o’clock came, LAPD came and immediately told us to shut the party down and we did,” Howard said in an impassioned speech at the rally. “As students of color, we know that whenever LAPD comes, we’re out.”Howard said he feels he was not treated with respect by the officers and that they acted with unnecessary force.“Now one of the officers came and confronted me, pushing me out — I know my rights,” Howard said. “When he realized that he couldn’t take advantage of me as he does probably the other black men in this community, he felt a certain way … so he pushed me and another officer pushed me, and I was handcuffed.”Three students organized a protest in front of Tommy Trojan on May 6, and a forum between students, faculty and the LAPD occurred May 7.Many attended the sit-in on campus to show solidarity with their fellow students. Jessica Flores, a sophomore majoring in communication who witnessed the events at the party and attended the protest in support, agreed that the actions by the LAPD were excessive.“It was a completely innocent party. Just a bunch of people getting together celebrating, and the fact that there was a white party across the street and they didn’t say anything to that party — I think that’s wrong and present-day racism,” Flores said.President C. L. Max Nikias released a statement on May 8 responding to the events at the party. He said he has been receiving updates from his senior staff since early after the incident.“I had complete confidence in my leaders as they fully briefed me in advance on their discussions with student leaders and the plan for last night’s forum,” Nikias said in the statement. “I was pleased that there was an opportunity for an open dialogue and for people to express concerns.”Nikias said that he remains optimistic about the future relationship between the university and its students.“We are confident we will move ahead from this issue in an even more productive and positive manner,” Nikias said.At the forum, students and the parents of the arrested students spent an hour giving testimonies of their experiences the night of the incident. They expressed their love for the university but also their desire for DPS and LAPD to respond sincerely to their concerns. During the forum, some students shouted ask about Nikias’ whereabouts.Evan Vujovich, a senior majoring in music industry who lives in the house across the street that hosted a party at the same time, said that the police did not address his party first.“Our party ended but we were not asked to disperse, we were not asked to go home, we were not pushed out of our party that was also peaceful,” Vujovich said. “Our party was equally loud, had at least as many people and our party wasn’t even registered with DPS.”Protest organizers said they hope that students will begin to take notice of the power they have to change these types of situations. During the sit-in, students chanted “Create our world.”Rikiesha Pierce, a recently graduated sociology major who helped organize the event, said the sit-in was amplified by the students’ use of social media.“What I could say about this is that students are recognizing their power,” Pierce said. “This is huge because people pulled out their cameras and took photographs and put them on Instagram and tweeted about it and put it on Facebook.”Jason Sneed, a graduate majoring in philosophy, politics and law and one of the students who was arrested, addressed the social media movement that helped gather interest in the event. The hashtag #USChangeMovement was a trending topic in the Los Angeles area on Twitter while the forum was still in progress.“We’re here today based off of Facebook, emails and Twitter,” Sneed said. “If we can create a movement based on social media, how much more powerful can we be?”last_img read more

Cardiff final caps record season of trading volume for Smarkets

first_img Related Articles Share Top 50 clubs suffer €751m decline in brand value July 31, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook as regulatory headwinds loom August 3, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Submit Smarkets has announced a 30% increase in football trading volume across the biggest leagues in 2016/17, with £600 million traded on Europe’s top five leagues and two major cup competitions.Having accounted for £300 million of the football volume, the Premier League was by far the most popular league for trading on Smarkets. The rest was traded on La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1, as well as the Champions League and Europa League.Meanwhile, the betting exchange has predicted an even Champions League final between defending champions Real Madrid, and a Juventus side chasing a first European triumph in 21 years. More than £1.6 million has already been traded on the European season’s curtain-closing showpiece in Cardiff.The chart below shows implied probabilities from the start of the 2016-17 Champions League for the two finalists. Throughout the group stage, the implied chance for Juventus was half of Real Madrid’s, but now the Italian champions trail their Spanish counterparts by just 4% (48-52).Smarkets gives Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus a 33% chance of winning in 90 minutes (2/1), with a 36% chance for the 11-time champions Real Madrid. A draw after 90 minutes is given a 31% chance.CEO Jason Trost said: “It’s been fantastic to see excellent volume, liquidity and growth across our top football markets this season, as more and more traders choose Smarkets as their exchange of choice.”last_img read more

Angella an asset from set-pieces – Ferdinand

first_imgLes Ferdinand has told QPR’s website he believes Gabriele Angella can score goals for the club as well as help prevent them.Rangers were keen to shore up their defence ahead of the transfer deadline and were able to bring in Italian centre-back Angella, 26, on loan from Watford for the rest of the season.And director of football Ferdinand is hopeful the new signing will prove to be an asset at both ends of the pitch.“We’ve been keen to add another defender to the group for some time, so we’re really pleased to bring Gabriele in,” he said.“He’s not only a very good defender, but importantly, he’s also a big threat at set-pieces, and the more goalscorers we’ve got around the team, the better.“We’re pleased to have him on board and we’re really looking forward to integrating him into the squad.”Ferdinand has high hopes for QPR’s new signingHead coach Chris Ramsey wanted a ball-playing central defender to play alongside captain Nedum Onuoha.Rangers targeted Angella after missing out on United States international Tim Ream, who opted to join Fulham.“Gabriele’s a quality addition for us,” Ramsey said.‘Wolf of Loftus Road’ Austin delights fans on Twitter“We’ve got decent competition now in the back four and Gabriele’s experience, especially at a level where he was promoted with Watford last season, will be a big positive for us.“I’m delighted we’ve been able to get this over the line before the deadline.”Who is Gabriele Angella?• Born: April 28, 1989 (age 26) in Florence• Height: 6′ 3″ (1.91m)• Position: Centre-back• Previous clubs: 2008-10 Empoli (Ita), 2010-13 Udinese (Ita), 2013-15 Watford. Loans at Siena (2011) and Reggina (2012).• National team: Italy Under-21s, 2 caps• Trivia: As well as Benatia, his Udinese team-mates included Alexis Sanchez, one-time QPR loanee Mauricio Isla and future Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado. At international level, he played alongside Mario Balotelli, former R’s loanee Federico Macheda and Fabio Borini in the Italy Under-21 side.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Last of the Darwin Celebrations

first_imgOn the 24th of November 1859, 150 years ago today, Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection and the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life sold out.  Biographer Janet Browne (03/07/2009) explained in the bonus features of the film The Voyage that Shook the World (see Resource of the Week for 09/19/2009) that the image of people rushing into bookstores, bumping elbows to grab copies of Darwin’s bombshell book, is a myth.  It was only a modest run of 1750 copies, for one thing – far less than the hundreds of thousands of copies a Dickens novel might obtain, “or the 60,000 copies of the solidly religious Bridgewater Treatises that had accumulated on the nation’s shelves by 1860.”1   And the Origin was sold out to booksellers – not to the public.  Nevertheless, the impact of Darwin’s ideas is no myth.    With the passing of the second big Darwin celebration this year (see 02/13/2009), it is perhaps appropriate to note some of the last hurrahs of the season.  Live Science reported that “Darwin is going digital” as drafts of rare Darwin manuscripts are being posted online by the Darwin Manuscripts Project.  Making this information accessible can, of course, benefit both supporters and critics of Darwinism.  The BBC News published winning entries in a “Darwin photo competition” that celebrated “exploring and investigating nature” (a worthy activity engaged in by both creationists and evolutionists).  A cartoony image of Darwin graced Science Magazine’s Darwin Anniversary blog Origins announcing that the National Science Foundation posted an interactive, online report on “The Evolution of Evolution” – i.e., “on the influence of Charles Darwin on many walks of science.”  National Geographic allowed evolutionist reporter Ker Than to clobber Discovery Institute rep Casey Luskin with a quote from Don Prothero that “intelligent design advocates simply ignore the evidence.”  (Luskin typically answers such charges on Evolution News and Views.)  Over at New Scientist Rowan Harper gathered quotes from Darwin’s letters and writings and organized them in interview fashion.  First Q&A: “What was it like, coming up with the idea that changed the world?” – to which Darwin replied, “Like confessing a murder” (see 11/30/2005).    One last anecdote: PhysOrg reported that a rare 1st-edition copy of the Origin was discovered on a toilet bookshelf of a guest lavatory in Oxford.  Perhaps its owner hoped the guest would become intrigued enough by the subject to motivate a Victorian download.1.  Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: The Power of Place (Princeton, 2002), p. 88.Whew.  Now that the silliness is over, let’s; get on with 200 years of intelligent design science.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more