College GOP will ban some from Horowitz

first_imgThe USC College Republicans’ decision to bring David Horowitz, a conservative writer and activist, to campus sparked controversy from the moment it was announced, but the outcry ramped up this week when some students were denied admission to tonight’s event.The College Republicans, who are hosting the private event, are denying admission to around 30 students affiliated with specific student organizations, including Students for Justice in Palestine and the Progressive Alliance. Alexa Ekman, president of the USC College Republicans, said the group decided to ban certain students because they were worried about potential protests.Ekman said the College Republicans has obtained copies of emails that made the organization feel there was a real danger of physical or verbal protest by members of SJP and other groups during the event.Ekman wouldn’t say exactly why she believed a protest might ensue. She did, however, reference an Facebook message that was sent to members of SJP from the group’s president, Alex Shams.The email tells SJP members, “The fact that a USC student group is bringing this kind of racist trash to speak at our school is absolutely unacceptable, and it is up to us as students to resist it. Students for Justice in Palestine has voted to oppose this speaker in any way possible, and I am now calling on you to help us figure out how to respond.”In light of this message, Ekman said College Republicans was concerned.“We’re worried about our event and the people attending and our speaker,” Ekman said. “We do have reason to believe that there is a threat of opposition, whether it is by words or via violence.”Shams, a senior majoring in international relations, said he is angry about the choice of speaker because of Horowitz’s conservative principles, which often target Islam.“Right now, the USC College Republicans is bringing a man who is a very vocal and famous racist and Islamophobe who has in the past come to campuses across the country and targeted students in a similar way with his hate speech,” he said.But no verbal or physical protest was ever planned, Shams said.“That protest wasn’t supposed to disruptive at all. It was supposed to be silent,” he said.Leena Ali, a second-year neuroscience Ph.D. student and a member of SJP, said only a silent protest was planned.“We weren’t going to shout anything; we were going to get up and turn our backs,” she said.But Ekman insisted there was a real threat of a protest at the event.“They have shown active involvement in preparation to protest our speaker, and [we] feel that the reasons above justify their denial to our event,” Ekman wrote in an email.She emphasized, however, that it is not the protest that concerns USC College Republicans, but the way in which it might be conducted.“We are fine with their protest,” she said. “We welcome their opinions and ideas, [but] not to the speaker on our time, and at our event that we paid for, in a disrespectful manner.”Shams accused the College Republicans of denying anyone with a “Muslim-sounding” name entrance to the event, but Ekman denied that claim. Many members of Students for Justice in Palestine are Muslim.“We are not letting anybody in those [specific] groups in. It has nothing to do with racial profiling,” she said. “We spoke with Heather Larabee, [assistant dean of students and director of Campus Activities], and we told her exactly what we’re doing, so we’re in the clear.”Larabee did not return calls asking for comment.Ekman said the USC College Republicans are using Facebook to determine if students are associated with SJP or the Progressive Alliance and emailing these students to tell them they will not be allowed to attend the event.“This is event is entirely privately funded, and thus USC College Republicans reserves the right to deny entrance to anyone for any reason,” the email reads. “The rhetoric utilized by students opposed to this event has given USC College Republicans extreme concern regarding the safety of our speaker and all those in attendance of the event. We have excluded your names from the RSVP list. Please do not attempt to attend our event, as you will be denied entrance.”The College Republicans did not attempt to talk to members of SJP before the event in order to find a compromise between the two groups, because SJP and USC Progressive Alliance demonstrated they did not want to make amends with the College Republicans, Ekman said.“[The USC Progressive Alliance made] fliers that pretend to be from our club and are inflammatory and derogatory and are types of slander,” she said. “By putting those words in our mouth, they have usurped their rights to have attendance to our event because they are not respectful at all.”On his blog, Horowitz addressed the creation of the fliers, which were titled, “Hate Muslims? So Do We!!” and refuted the Progressive Alliance’s claims that he is a racist, saying they misquoted him.Horowitz wrote that the Progressive Alliance flier attributed a quote to him which was “entirely invented” and “represent[s] nothing” that he has ever written.Despite the controversy, Dan Schnur, the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, said one of the benefits USC students receive is the opportunity to hear speakers of a wide range of ideas and opinions.“Horowitz is certainly a very provocative speaker, but his is one voice of many in the debate over the future of the Middle East that has right to be heard,” he said.last_img read more

Toomey says there’s room for both codes in Tipp

first_imgThe panel is continuing their preparations for the All Ireland Under 21 final against Tyrone tomorrow week in Navan…it’s the first time that Tipperary has reached the final at this grade. Tipperary football is on a rise over the last couple of seasons with promotion for the seniors to Division 3 of the league and the Munster success of the under 21’s. Toomey says that the county has enough talent to succeed at both hurling and football at all grades.last_img

Tammy Abraham Opens Up On His Decision To Snub Super Eagles For England

first_imgSwansea City striker, Tammy Abraham, has categorically stated that he never considered playing for Nigeria despite being approached by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF,President Amaju Pinnick, who claimed to be the friend of the player’s father, had assured football loving Nigerians that Tammy Abraham will represent Nigeria at senior level having played for England youth teams.Born and raised in London, Abraham was eligible to play for the Super Eagles through his parents, but he opted to pledge his allegiance to England.After being called up to England’s senior squad for the friendly matches against Germany and Brazil, Abraham maintained that there was never any real prospect of him playing for Nigeria.He told Sky Sports, “I was pretty set on England really. Playing in the Premier League meant it would be nice to play for the England team as well.‎ It was flattering [that Nigeria wanted me], but for me, my main focus was here”,“They tried to, but like I said, the main focus was England. I see myself as being a long-term England player — I am 100percent focused here to try and get into that team.”The striker has scored four goals since joining Swansea on loan from Chelsea in the summer.RelatedFrank Talk! Eagles Strikers Are Better Than Abraham – Former England InternationalNovember 18, 2017In “National Team”Tammy Abraham Opens Up On Decision To Join NigeriaSeptember 16, 2019In “England”Tammy Abraham And His Father Gave Me Their Word – NFF PresidentSeptember 21, 2017In “Nigeria”last_img read more

No Delay – Zeal states that vote on Lotto24 takeover must be sanctioned

first_imgShare Submit Altenar powers first sportsbook platform for Lottoland January 8, 2020 StumbleUpon The governance of Deutsche Borse-listed Zeal Network has this afternoon communicated that no postponement shall be made for its planned shareholder AGM on 19 January, in which corporate investors will vote on whether to approve the firm’s planned takeover of German market competitor Lotto24 AG.The regulatory approved transaction has hit industry news headlines this January, as Zeal investor Lottoland has urged shareholders to reject the takeover bid, branding Zeal governance’s actions as ‘value destroying for all corporate stakeholders’.In its communications with Zeal investors, Lottoland has urged for shareholders to ask for a delay to the AGM, as the Gibraltar-based operator’s governance prepares to formalise a counter bid for certain Zeal Network assets.This afternoon, Zeal issued a corporate communication outlining that contrary to Lottoland’s statement no delay can be undertaken stating:-‘Contrary to Lottoland’s representation, ZEAL shareholders would therefore not be able to choose between the Lotto24 transaction and any transaction Lottoland may or may not propose in the future.’The firm details that a delay/adjournment would result in a termination of the Lotto24 takeover, with a further ‘12-month cooling off period implemented’ before any bid re-processed – under German corporate takeover laws.Dr Helmut Becker, CEO, ZEAL, commented: “There are currently no other proposals on the table for shareholders to consider and we have no evidence that any serious alternative offers will materialise. We remain open to discussing serious proposals until 18 January when our shareholder meeting will take place as planned. However, seven weeks have already passed since we first announced our proposal, and we are already holding the meeting towards the end of the regulatory timetable. Our plan to reunite ZEAL and Lotto24 has the strongest strategic rationale, offers the best opportunity for sustainable growth and creates the most value for ZEAL’s shareholders.” The end of the one-stop solution for sports betting? February 18, 2020 Share William Hill to reshuffle leadership after O’Brien and Whitlam step down January 21, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Watch video: U.S. defeats Usain Bolt, Jamaica in 4×100 at World Relays

first_imgAnchored by Ryan Bailey, the United States defeated Usain Bolt and Jamaica in the 4×100 relay at the IAAF World Relays meet Saturday in Nassau, Bahamas.Bailey was running with Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Mike Rodgers, and the Americans posted a time of 37.38 seconds. Jamaica finished in 37.68, off its world-record 36.84 set at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.Only other U.S. and Jamaican teams have beaten the Americans’ 37.38 time.Jamiaca last lost a world championship final in 2007, at the Osaka Worlds.The U.S. also won the 4×800 finals with a time of 4:04.84.The American women’s distance medley relay won in 10:36.50, a new world record for the event. The American women also held a big lead in the 4×200 before two runners stumbled in a collision. Nigeria won in 1:30.52.last_img read more

NHL trade rumors 2020: Pittsburgh Penguins reportedly remain interested in Minnesota Wild’s Jason Zucker

first_imgThe Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly looking to add depth at forward in the form of Minnesota Wild left winger Jason Zucker.Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Pens are still actively pursuing Zucker after last May’s potential trade, which would have involved then-Penguin Phil Kessel. Kessel was eventually taken off the table when Pittsburgh traded him to the Arizona Coyotes in June 2019. Teams like Minnesota, according to Friedman, are likely to “test the value of their players, but hold off on final decisions until closer to the deadline” before finalizing a deal.TRADE RUMORS: Chris Kreider | Trevor Daley | Alexandar GeorgievLast season, Kessel told Pittsburgh management that he didn’t want to be traded to Minnesota, thus ending the chance of securing a deal for Zucker. Minnesota’s 2010 second-round draft pick then voiced his displeasure with having his name in the rumor mill.”As far as I know, they don’t want me to leave and I don’t want to,” Zucker told The Athletic’s Michael Russo in June. “That’s kind of part of the business. But I will say, I do want to be somewhere I’m wanted.” Well, Pittsburgh clearly wants him if they are trying to reignite an old flame by reopening trade negotiations for his services.Jason. Zucker. WOW.🚨🚨🚨3-2, good guys. pic.twitter.com/iXm1btdTYh— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) January 23, 2020Zucker has three years remaining on his contract with an annual average value of $5.5 million. According to CapFriendly, Pittsburgh has just over $1.9 million remaining in cap space this season, giving them the flexibility to take on the pro-rated remainder of his yearly salary.In 40 games this season (he missed 10 with an injury), the Wild forward has 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists). Zucker is on pace to score over 20 goals in 2019-20, which would be the fifth time in the last six seasons that he has reached that mark.last_img read more

Masterworks Choral Ensemble Announces Christmas Concert

first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0A Joyful Noise  •  Saturday, December 1, 2012  •  7:30pm: Performance / 7pm: Concert TalkJoin the Masterworks Choral Ensemble (MCE) as it presents A Joyful Noise – a radiant  musical celebration that transforms the chilly twilight of winter into the brilliant warmth of  Christmas. Led by MCE Artistic Director/Conductor Gary Witley, A Joyful Noise is scheduled for 7:30pm on Saturday, December 1, at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Olympia.This year, MCE’s Holiday Silent Auction takes place against the backdrop of our Winter concert. Doors open at 6:00pm for the Silent Auction. Arrive early and bid on fabulous items.Also tonight, MCE’s Spotlight on Community program is featuring Monarch Children’s Justice & Advocacy Center. This local non-profit organization will have a short presentation prior to the concert and have an information table in the lobby during the concert.Tickets to the Holiday Concert and Silent Auction can be purchased through the Washington Center Box Office and website: (360)753-8586 or www.washingtoncenter.org.  Tickets are $22.50 for adults, $16 for Senior/Student/Military and $9 for Youth.last_img read more

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts Hosts “America’s Music” Film…

first_imgSubmitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe Washington Center, in downtown Olympia, seats 945 and hosts performances 350 days per year.The Washington Center for the Performing Arts has been awarded a $2,500 grant to host a six-week program series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of twentieth-century American popular music.The Center will host the “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” series to enlighten audiences about uniquely American musical genres including blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, mambo, and hip hop. The Center is one of fifty sites nationwide selected to host this program series. “America’s Music” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.“We are thrilled to participate in this exciting program that will help introduce different types of music, show how modern music has been influenced by older styles, and bridge gaps among generations” said Jill Barnes, Executive Director at The Center.  “The series is made possible by a grant awarded to the Washington Center in partnership with The Evergreen State College and Timberland Regional Library; we are appreciative of the collaborative opportunities this provides.”“America’s Music,” designed for a general audience, will introduce genres of twentieth-century American popular music that are deeply connected to the history, culture, and geography of the United States. Older and younger Americans alike will have the chance to recognize how the cultural landscape that they take for granted today has been influenced by the development of the popular musical forms discussed in this series.The sessions will be held at the Washington Center, 512 Washington St SE, Olympia, on each Friday from April 4 through May 2, and one Saturday, on April 26, during Olympia’s Arts Walk. All programs are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Andrew (Drew) Buchman, Expressive Arts (Music) faculty member at The Evergreen State College will introduce each film and lead a discussion afterwards.The web page at americasmusic.tribecafilminstitute.org includes additional information on the series as well as scholar essays, suggested readings, discussion points and additional films on the genres. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Nate Boyer, Former Seattle Seahawk and Green Beret, Delivering Social Justice…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityWHAT: Nate Boyer, former Seattle Seahawk and Green Beret, will present a discussion about athletics, military service, social justice and the influence behind Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel for the national anthem.WHO: Boyer is a former active-duty Green Beret, a philanthropist, community leader and a professional athlete as a former member of the Seattle Seahawks. After joining the US Army in 2005, Boyer became a Green Beret in December 2006. He was stationed in Okinawa throughout most of 2007 with 1st Special Forces Group. In April 2008, he was deployed with ODA 0324 10th Special Forces Group to Iraq and served his tour of duty until January of 2009. He then served tours in Afghanistan from April to August 2013 (Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan) and from April to August 2014 (ODA 3116 3rd Special Forces Group). In addition to his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Boyer completed a number of JCET (Joint Command Exchange Training) Missions to Israel (2009), Bulgaria (2011), and Greece (2012). A five-year player for the Texas Longhorns, Boyer served as the No. 1 long snapper on PAT/FGs his last three seasons and also handled punt-snapping duties during 2013-14. He played in 39 career games. In 2012 Boyer received the Disney Spirit Award at the ESPN College Football Awards, which is given to the most inspirational figure in college football. In 2013 the National Football Foundation awarded him with the coveted Legacy Award.Boyer’s non-profit, Merging Vets with Players (MVP) creates opportunities for veterans to work out with former NFL players and find common ground to discuss next steps in their lives.WHEN: Thursday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.WHERE: Saint Martin’s University Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Washington Huskies to retire Isaiah Thomas’ jersey in February

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBA unveils vote schedule for All-Star Game with new format LATEST STORIES NBA player Isaiah Thomas attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPRENTON, Wash. — Former Washington star and current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas will have his number retired by the school.The retirement ceremony for Thomas’ No. 2 has been scheduled for Feb. 15 when the Huskies host Utah. Thomas joins Brandon Roy and Bob Houbregs as they only players to have their numbers retired by the school.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Thomas helped the Huskies win either a regular-season title or a conference tournament title in each of his three seasons at Washington. He’s responsible for one of the most famous moments in Washington’s basketball history when he hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to beat Arizona in the 2011 conference title game.Thomas is eighth on Washington’s all-time scoring list with 1,721 points. He’s gone on to become a two-time NBA All-Star with Boston before being traded to Cleveland this offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more