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USC students to attend conference led by Clinton

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first_imgUSC students are set to take part in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference, an annual conference for college students that aims to promote leadership and solutions to global challenges.First Daughter · Chelsea Clinton kicks off 2013’s Clinton Global Initiative University conference by welcoming students at the Opening Plenary. – Photo courtesy of Paul Morse / Clinton Global InitiativeThe conference will be hosted by former President Bill Clinton at Arizona State University from March 21-23. The event is part of a wider mission of CGI U to “turn ideas into action.”USC students have consistently participated in the conference in past years. Students must prepare an application to the conference, which includes a “Commitment to Action.”“This commitment to action is a new specific and measurable initiative from either an individual student, or a group of students that will undertake in the months after the CGI U conference,” said Bill Wetzel, director of CGI U. “We try to bring in a lot of leading young change-makers who can tell their stories to the students in the room.”The CGI U Conference includes approximately 1,100 students from more than 300 schools and universities around the world, Wetzel said.Lychee Dai, a graduate student at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, attended CGI U in 2013. Her project focused on sharing knowledge through online media.“My commitment involved launching an education app that allows people to share their educational knowledge,” Dai said. “If you are good at math, and I can speak another language, then we can be connected on the app. After being connected on the app initially, you can then learn from each other in person.”At the conference, Dai won funding to fully develop her project.Angela Zhou, a freshman in the World Bachelor in Business program, will attend CGI U this year.Her Commitment to Action project aims to combat sex trafficking in East Asia as well as in other underdeveloped countries. She hopes to work with the International Princess Project, an organization dedicated to combating sex trafficking.“As I learned more about it, I realized that sex trafficking is a really big problem in America and in other countries also,” Zhou said. “International Princess Project provides women who are rescued from sex trafficking brothels in India a vocation in sewing pajamas. It’s a really innovative way to combine fashion and social activism, which is something I’m interested in in the future.”Zhou said she realized she wanted to help sex trafficking victims while in high school.“I realized through volunteering with International Princess Project in high school that first of all, not many people knew what sex trafficking was, and second of all, not many people my age were volunteering,” Zhou said. “I decided I wanted to educate other students my age about sex trafficking, so I founded an organization called the Teen Ambassadors Program that aids sex trafficking prevention organizations.”She hopes that her involvement in the CGI U conference will allow her to expand her efforts further.“I haven’t really spread it beyond the Orange County area, but I am going to push for the growth of the organization and push for the growth of the Teen Ambassadors Program,” Zhou said. “I think it would be really beneficial to expand the organization past just the borders of India and into other East Asian countries as well.”Tim Kline, a graduate student at the Marshall School of Business, will also attend CGI U. For his project, he worked with two students from the Art Center College of Design, Connie Bakshi and Rudy Rummel.The project focuses on the creation of a children’s game called Tejo Conejo, based on popular Colombian traditions. Their goal is to allow disadvantaged women in Colombia to acquire technical skills and earn a livelihood in the manufacturing of this game.“What we envision is that we’re setting up a micro-factory for the women that’ll have daycare for their kids, right in their communities. So all they have to do is walk down the street, and their children will be there with them,” Kline said. “They can spend as many hours or as few hours as they want.”Kline explained that the group hopes to appeal to a wider market in Colombia.“We think there will be a market in Bogota for a game that taps into traditional Colombian folklore but also is a social impact project that helps out families in the outskirts of Bogota.”Kline has enjoyed reaching out to work with other schools.“I think it’s so fulfilling to work with the designers. It’s important to have cross-functional teams to get things done,” Kline said. “Working with people who are most creative and have a different perspective has been very rewarding.”last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of Washington

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first_imgTeam ComparisonSracuse vs. Washington Create bar charts  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPositional ComparisonAlexis Peterson – Kelsey PlumCreate bar charts Published on March 30, 2016 at 11:05 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Overview Brianna Butler – Alexus Atchley Create bar chartsBrittney Sykes – Talia WaltonCreate bar charts Isabella Slim – Chantel Osahor Create bar chartsBriana Day – Katie CollierCreate bar chartsBig NumbersWashington’s Kelsey Plum ranks first in several statistical categories. No one scored more points than she has this season or attempted or made as many free throws. She also played more minutes than anyone in the country.Sunday will mark the first appearance for either Syracuse or Washington in the Final Four. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dinkins honored at Morehead State

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first_imgDickerson led the team in scoring, touchdowns, rushing and passing yards. He became the first individual in the I-AA division to throw for more than 5,000 yards (5,572) and rush for more than 3,000 yards (3,765). Dinkins still holds six MSU single game records, four season records, five career records and led the team to a 27-13 record over his four years and won All-American honors from two different organizations.”Dinkins, a U.S. postal mail carrier, played with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL for two seasons and with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe.He last played for the Erie Storm in the AIFL. Aided by Dinkins’s return, the Storm rebounded to an 8-6 season in 2010, before losing to the Harrisburg Stampede in the playoffs. Dinkins retired at the end of the season.He is married to Montia Robinson ­Dinkins and father of Breya, Zianne and Zaire. Pittsburgh native and former Schenley star David Dinkins was one of four former Morehead State University athletes to be honored at a special ceremony Oct. 15-16 during the school’s Hall of Fame events. In addition, the school retired his jersey (No. 8).Dinkins attended MSU from 1998-2000, was the first NCAA player “to rush for 1,000 yards and throw for 1,000 yards in the same season, a feat he accomplished three times,” according to Drew Dickerson, director of athletic media relations for the university.last_img read more

Kashvee does a Kumble; takes all 10 wickets of opposition side!

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first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/HTAdvertisement 2vt84vkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vst4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 31Would you ever consider trying this?😱3wvdhfCan your students do this? 🌚s3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Back in 1999, a new record was set in Indian cricket. The iconic bowler Anil Kumble, revered to be one of the best bowlers ever to grace the game, entered the history books against Pakistan in a Test series in February. A fter England’s Jim Laker, the legend became the second cricketer ever to secure all 10 wickets in a match. 21 years later, the Indian cricketing fandom has seen it again, this time in a domestic under 19 match. Say hello to Kashvee Gautam, the teenage Chandigarh bowler who has wiped out the opposition all by herself!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/HTIn the Paytm Women’s Under-19 One Day Trophy match versus Arunachal Pradesh, Kashvee Gautam showed her prowess by picking up the whole opposition batting lineup, that too in just 4.5 overs, including a hat trick. The 16 year old put out an unbelievable figure of 4.5-1-12-10, all while captaining Chandigarh at the KSRM College Ground, Kadapa.The official Twitter handle of BCCI Women uploaded a video of Kashvee’s amazing spell, a compilation of all ten of her wickets. The clip was captioned along with her statistics from the match. Enjoy it here-Advertisement Six of Kashvee’s wickets were in form of LBW, and the remaining four were clean bowled.  Other than the stellar bowling figures, the youngster returned an appreciable performance with the bat, scoring 49 runs, including four boundaries. Defending a total of 186, Chandigarh won the match by 161 runs, as Arunachal were bundled out by just 27 runs.Following the match, the starlet expressed her feelings for such an amazing performance. “It is like a dream come true for me. Moreover I didn’t have to take any help for the fielders for any of my dismissals,” Kashvee said in the post match interview.A die hard fan of the Team India superstar Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kashvee’s dream is to earn a call up for the Indian Women international squad. “It feels amazing. I aspire to play for Indian women’s team one day,” she concluded.Kashvee has been in tremendous form in the tournament. Previously securing 7 wickets against Jammu and Kashmir, she is already leading as the highest wicket taker in the tournament, with a stunning 18 wickets from three matches. With a continuous performance like this, its not doubt that Kashvee will grab the attention of the Women in Blue’s selectors in no time.Also read-See which Indian cricketing legends Harsha Bhogle just compared Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma with! Advertisementlast_img read more

Bombers sweep past teams at Mt Sentinel hoops playday

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first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers put together two solid games en route to a sweep of the opposition at the Mount Sentinel High School Boy’s Basketball Playday Saturday at the South Slocan gymnasium.The Bombers knocked off host Wildcats 61-41 before disposing of Prince Charles Comets of Creston 77-48 in the second game of the Playday.”It took a while for us to pick up our man to man defense but eventually we got organized and pulled away with the lead,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan after the opening contest of the day.”Our bench players were able to get some quality minutes which they hadn’t been seeing as much of in many of the recent tight games against tougher competition.”The Bombers held a19-8 advantage after the first quarter of play before pulling away in the second half for the 20-point victory.Scoring was spread evenly up and down the roster with Ethan Perkins leading the way with 17 points and Bjorn Morris adding 10.Tobin Eberle had eight, Sida Wang nine, Hanno Southam seven, Dylan Bennett three and Isaiah Kingdon and Leo Zhou each with two. Johnny Johnson, Aslan Mackay, and Spencer Legebokoff led the wildcats with 12, nine and seven points, respectively. Against the Comets, LVR was reduced to seven players after Ethan Perkins and Dylan Bennett left to attend soccer practice.However, Prince Charles was missing its starting point guard.PCSS employed a scrappy zone defense and full court trapping press, which caused many turnovers and a close score after of 16-8 for LVR after the first quarter, and 28-25 at the half.However, LVR finally started to break the press and exploit the weaknesses in the zone and established a 16-point lead going into the final frame with the score at 56-40.With a short bench PCSS grew tired and LVR managed to pull away with the victory of 77-48.   “We were bigger than them inside and were successful in converting high percentage shots from close range which was indicative in Tobin and Bjorn’s lines of 13 and 18 points, respectively,” Phelan explained.Phelan said Kingdon and Want were strong at the guard position scoring 16 points each.Leo Zhou chipped in 10 points and Hanno Southam with two points. The Bombers are off to Fernie to compete in the Falcons tournament Friday and Saturday.Phelan expects to see an improved Mt Baker of Cranbrook and a full-staffed Comets team.The Bombers open against Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.The tourney is the final preparation for the upcoming This is our last Kootenay High School Boy’s AAA zone playdown against J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail February 19 at the Hangar.The winner represents the zone at the AAA Provincials in Langley, March 12-15.last_img read more

Zondervan, Perkins spark Bombers to rout of Crowe Hawks

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first_imgThursday first contest between the two West Kootenay rivals was close through one quarter before a suffocating press allowed LVR to score 14 consecutive points to lead 30-16 at the half.Zondervan led all scorers with 17 points while Perkins added 16.Shannon Oosthoyen had nine while Christina Champlin had eight.Jennifer Chung led the Hawks with 10 points while Gina Oostlander had nine.The Bombers opened the season going 1-2 at a tournament in Agassiz before getting beaten by Pen Hi. Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.The win was the second of the season for the Bombers and made up for a loss during the weekend to AAA power Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MARCH 22, 2015

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first_imgBrice Blanc5072414%$297,000 Richard Baltas661310520%$536,422 John Sadler11817171714%$1,037,584 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato631311921%$635,230 Michael Pender4266414%$175,740 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Mike Smith9720191521%$2,243,551 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Mark Glatt6611111117%$493,792 Mike Puype94813139%$417,756 Drayden Van Dyke17921212312%$1,347,810 Martin Pedroza14916211811%$666,204 Hector Palma2764122%$142,370 Mark Casse56105818%$784,378 FINISH LINES: In addition to the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic against males on April 18 and the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn, Craig Lewis is considering the Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes on May 9 for Warren’s Veneda, and if all went well, the $1 million Ogden Phipps on Belmont Day, June 6 . . . Thanks mainly to a Zenyatta-like last-to-first finish by first-time starter Rutile (44.80) in Saturday’s fifth race, there is a hefty Pick 6 carryover of $92,696.80 going into Sunday’s card. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss of Zenyatta fame, Rutile is a half-sister to speed deficient 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, also owned by the Mosses . . .Multiple graded stakes winner Sahara Sky, a candidate for the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on April 11, worked six furlongs Sunday in 1:13.20 for Jerry Hollendorfer . . . Santa Anita Handicap third-place finisher Catch a Flight, possible for the Charles Town Classic, worked five furlongs for Richard Mandella in 1:03.40 . . . Perennial SoCal leader Rafael Bejarano has opened a 58-34 lead over runner-up Tyler Baze in Santa Anita’s jockey standings through 51 racing days. Kent Desormeaux and Victor Espinoza share third with 31 wins apiece . . . With two triumphs yesterday, Peter Miller inched to within 28-26 of training leader Hollendorfer . . . Favorites are winning at a 35.68 percent clip (157 of 440) . . . Next Saturday, March 28, the Grade III Tokyo City Cup will be the feature race on Japan Family Day, with the Ramen Yokocho Festival in the infield. For more details, visit www.tokyocitycup.com. Gary Stevens9316141717%$1,483,818 Fernando Perez1661521169%$721,400 Santiago Gonzalez10413121713%$628,034 Flavien Prat1201014148%$619,136 Peter Eurton8113131416%$808,606 Victor Espinoza16731322419%$2,024,226 Martin Garcia12123161519%$1,716,960 Kent Desormeaux17631322018%$1,799,870 Joseph Talamo22023233510%$1,590,558 Mario Gutierrez9481399%$429,760center_img TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Felipe Valdez6910111014%$326,328 Peter Miller13426271519%$1,320,396 James Cassidy62981115%$369,930 Brandon Boulanger11565105%$213,346 Doug O’Neill14716132211%$832,798 Thomas Proctor4676315%$525,628 Steven Miyadi3575320%$218,210 Steve Knapp3362318%$260,510 CALIFORNIA: A CHAMPIONSHIP STATE OF MINDBAFFERT HOLDING STRONG HAND FOR DERBYOCHO OCHO OCHO SEEKING BLUER PASTURES? Ron Ellis54114820%$426,470 Richard Mandella52109919%$641,766 Jeff Bonde3190329%$324,240 Edwin Maldonado11614111412%$514,354 Jerry Hollendorfer14828202319%$3,170,038 (Current Through Saturday, March 21) Eddie Truman1761235%$255,180 Jack Carava47610613%$191,970 Rafael Bejarano24158343124%$2,685,642 Tiago Pereira1101291411%$419,542 Elvis Trujillo19423241712%$1,311,950 Tyler Baze26134323113%$2,100,784 Bob Baffert9220161322%$1,764,752 ‘WEATHER’ OR NOT, SANTA ANITA IS ‘PARADISE ON EARTH’The other night at The Meadowlands in North Jersey, trotters were running throughsnow flakes the size of golf balls.Meanwhile, 3,000 miles away in California, the sun was out and temperatures were in the 80’s.Call it coincidence. Credit the good purses, the good racing surfaces and the greatweather, but whatever it is, from north to south, California currently is the home of the best and the brightest in the business, to wit:Los Alamitos Race Course in Orange County is the headquarters of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome; Golden Gate Fields in the Bay Area is the stomping grounds of the best horse in America, Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief; Santa Anita is the permanent residence of the two Kentucky Derby favorites, American Pharoah and Dortmund; and, with all due respect to Untapable, the home court of the best older mares in training, Beholder and Warren’s Veneda.“It’s paradise on earth,” said native Los Angelino Craig Lewis, who trains Warren’s Veneda, the streaking California-bred mare who has won three straight, including the Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes on March 14.“The surfaces and the purses are very good, and you can’t beat the weather,” Lewis said. “Hot Springs (Oaklawn Park in Arkansas) calls me every day trying to get me to run Warren’s Veneda there (in the Grade I, $600,000 Apple Blossom on April 10), and I said to the guy, ‘Why would I come all the way across the country to run against the best mare in the country, Untapable?’“And he told me, ‘You’ve got the best mare in the country.’“You can’t beat the weather we’ve got. We’re fortunate to be here.”CLOCKER FANCIES BAFFERT DUO FOR KENTUCKY DERBYThe Kentucky Derby is six weeks hence, but twisting Gary Young’s arm today for his picks, he wouldn’t deviate from the obvious.“If I had to name a Derby winner on three notes right now it’d be American Pharoah, Dortmund and Carpe Diem,” said the respected private clocker, referring to Bob Baffert’s dynamic duo and Tampa Bay Derby winner Carpe Diem, trained by Todd Pletcher.“As far as the two Baffert horses are concerned, I think Pharoah is probably the more brilliant horse,” Young said. “But just looking at who’s bigger, looking at their bodies and their stride, Dortmund might have a better chance of getting a mile and quarter than Pharoah.“You’ve got to go back a long time since one guy had two horses as strong as this, six weeks from the Derby. These are two good horses.“One thing about Baffert: he gets good horses and he’s not afraid to train them.”In other Santa Anita Derby news:Trainer Jim Cassidy said he may opt out of the Santa Anita Derby in favor of the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 4 for Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho, who suffered superficial leg cuts when finishing eighth behind Dortmund in the San Felipe Stakes.In either case, his current go-to rider, Santiago Gonzalez, would have the mount.Santa Anita offers a $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool and a $300,000 guaranteed Pick 6 pool on Santa Anita Derby Day. -30-last_img read more