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Unruh Institute hosts GOP primary debate viewing

first_imgStudents, faculty and other members of the community gathered Wednesday evening in the Wallis Annenberg Hall to watch the second Republican primary debate.The event was hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, the Price Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Annenberg Center on Communication, Leadership and Policy.Prior to the debate, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Dean Emeritus Geoffrey Cowan moderated a panel featuring Cokie Roberts, a prominent journalist and author, James Barnes, U.S. Politics and Advocacy for Facebook; Matt Rodriguez, CEO of Rodriguez Strategies; and Robert Shrum, Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics and Professor of the Practice of Political Science at USC.The Republican debate, which was hosted by CNN, lasted several hours, and featured the following candidates: former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, businessman Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.CNN Washington correspondents Jake Tapper and Dana Bash moderated the debate, along with radio host Hugh Hewitt.Razzan Nakhlawi, a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism, said she attended the event to learn about current events.“I like to keep up with politics in general,” she said. “I’m personally a Democrat, so I’m pretty left wing, but I like to keep up with what the other side is doing, what they’re saying.”James Tyner, a freshman majoring in print and digital journalism, said he attended the debate because he does not have a set political stance.“It’s important to see what all of the candidates are saying because the news cycle is all about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, and there isn’t much focus on the other candidates,” he said.  “It’s also important to see which candidate has a cohesive vision for what they want to accomplish.”Many USC students attended the debate, completely filling the main lobby.“It was a fabulous turnout of USC students,” Roberts said. “I think that it shows interest in politics, but I also think it shows a tremendous interest in the characters in this particular debate.”Cowan said the turnout was so large because students are interested in current events.“They know that the decision in this election will make a difference in terms of their lives,” he said.  “They want to be more informed, and they weren’t just watching the debate, they were also here for the discussion about the issues that were substantive on campus. I think that partly speaks to the fact that they want to be part of an academic as well as a political conversation.”Despite being known as the conservative party, verbal zings were flying across the Ronald Reagan Memorial Library where the debate was held as the candidates argued for their own policies, disputed their opponents’ and attacked each other’s records.“If you go online, if you were following Twitter, they say that this debate is out of control,” Cowan said. “Debates have become more about personality and language because in a way you want to know who you like, who you want [as president] for that period of time.”Cowan said that the person voters like as a candidate might not always be the one with the best policies.“Carly Fiorina is the person whose comments have been most effective in this debate,” Cowan said. “To me, I don’t feel like Donald Trump has good answers to things.”Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics, moderated brief discussions during the commercial breaks as well as an extended panel discussion of the debate after it ended. The panelists were former California assemblymembers Tony Strickland and Dario Frommer, as well as Paul Samaha, a junior majoring in public relations, and Anshu Siripurapu, news editor of the Daily Trojan.“I think that the biggest thing is that the debate was about capturing what the Republican party stood for,” Frommer said during one of the breaks. “There was a lot of talk about immigration, and immigration is really out of the mainstream right now.”Samaha noted how the candidates who are not career politicians were more reluctant to speak on issues of foreign policy.“I think it’s really interesting how Trump, Fiorina and Carson have been silent in this last quarter as the debate turned to international affairs,” Samaha said. “I actually think that Jeb and Rubio did a really good job of spinning the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to make it seem like it was Obama’s fault rather than Bush’s.”last_img read more

Coronavirus: Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic bashed for leaving isolation to attend girlfriend’s party

first_img Source: www.independent.co.uk Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic is being investigated by Serbian authorities for allegedly flouting a mandatory self-isolation measure after returning home from a coronavirus-infected country, authorities said on Thursday.The 22-year-old returned from Spain last week and was seen on the streets of Belgrade and pictured at his girlfriend’s birthday party. RelatedPosts ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogbacenter_img ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic confirmed that Jovic is one of two Serbian football players who are under investigation for skipping quarantine.Jovic said on his Instagram account that he was not informed about the isolation procedures and that he came to Serbia in support of its people and his family.He also said that he tested negative both in Spain and in Serbia and had Real Madrid’s permission to leave quarantine.In an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, Serbia has told all those returning from states battling the virus to self-isolate for up to 28 days.Without mentioning Jovic, Serbian officials have blasted “millionaire” football players for flouting the measure.“The fact that they are known sportsmen, and that they are rich, will not stop them from being punished,” Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on Thursday.“Either they will respect the law, or they’ll go to jail.” Tags: Luka JovicReal MadridSerbialast_img read more

Who will be Amel Tuka’s Opponents in the Semifinal Race at the Olympics?

first_imgThe best BH athlete Amel Tuka found out his opponents in the semi-final race in the 800 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.Tuka is in the second semi-final group, and his opponents are Andreas Bube (Denmark), Rynardt van Rensburg (South Africa), Alfred Kipketer (Kenya), Boris Berian (USA), Brandon McBride (Canada), Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) and Yassine Hethat (Algeria). Tuka will run in the eighth track.Two best placed competitors from the three semi-final groups and two additional athletes with the best time will qualify in the finals.From the competitors in the semifinal group, only Van Rensburg had a better time than Amel in the qualification race at the Olympics. Tuka finished the race with the time 1: 45.72, and South African competitor had the time 1: 45.67.When looking at the whole season, the best time of Amel Tuka in this season was 1: 45:23. Behind him are only Bube (1:46:21) and Rensburg (1:46:15), while all the others from semifinal group had better time this season. Also, Kipketer ran with a time of 1:43:73 this season, which is a great result. McBride was near that time (1:43:95). Next is Berian (1:44:20), than Mohammed Aman (1:44:70) and Hethat (1:45:00).When looking at the best results in the career, Amel Tuka is the best athlete in this group with the time 1:42:51, which he achieved last year in Monaco.Thus, Amel has the quality to qualify for the finals, but looking at this season, the task will not be easy since the competition is really tough.Semifinal is scheduled on Sunday morning between 3:08 am and 3:30 am.(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)last_img read more

GOP wordsmith has lost his eloquence

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“On this national day of prayer and remembrance, we ask almighty God to watch over our nation, and grant us patience and resolve in all that is to come. We pray that he will comfort and console those who now walk in sorrow. We thank him for each life we now must mourn, and the promise of a life to come.“As we have been assured, neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, can separate us from God’s love. May he bless the souls of the departed. May he comfort our own. And may he always guide our country.”Beautiful. And perfectly suited to the occasion. Alas, Gerson’s agenda in “Heroic Conservatism” is not to reprise the greatest hits of the Bush presidency but to scold his fellow Republicans for their miserly, cruel and indifferent conservatism, which he contrasts with his own – well, you’ve seen the title he gives his version. This is such an old, old story. Conservatives have been accused of cold-heartedness at least for several generations and maybe longer. But it is a little startling to see this old chestnut revived by a Bush administration insider. It’s as if Gerson were asleep during the 1970s when a long series of liberal intellectuals departed the Democratic Party after witnessing the harm that can come of unrestrained good intentions and sloppy follow-through in government. (They were called neoconservatives – a word whose meaning has changed since then.) It’s as if he never grappled with the practical limitations of government, or the corrupting effects of too much paternalism. At one point he writes, “Anti-government Republicans saw Katrina as an opportunity to cut off medicine to old people.” Yes, and to grind the faces of the poor. Please. Gerson cheerleads for a Gulf Opportunity Zone without acknowledging that it was just a renewal of an earlier Republican idea, the enterprise zone. And he chafes at the “budgetary constraints that made creativity on the domestic agenda nearly impossible.”His ambitions on the domestic front are Johnsonian (Lyndon). He would repair the racial and social ills of New Orleans. The Gerson healing balm would restore those “who had never had a bank account, never flown in a plane.” There would be new job-training programs – though the Bush administration itself has acknowledged (on the White House Web site) that the federal government already spends “$23billion annually for 30 different job training programs spread over 10 different departments and agencies.”The accusation of heartlessness against Republicans is silly and immature. Over the past two decades, a significant number of initiatives, from school choice to urban homesteading to health-care reform to crime fighting to welfare reform, have emerged from conservative think tanks and been championed by Republican politicians. All of these ideas were intended to improve the lives of the poor, and some have succeeded remarkably well.Toward the end of this book, Gerson eerily denies that he is falling into the trap of “blaming colleagues and enemies for blocking the arrival of (my) own private millennium.” But that is exactly what he seems to have done. And for all his eloquence and piety, he has been deeply ungracious in the process.Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. (e-mail: mcharen@cox.net).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There’s a lot to say about Michael Gerson’s new book, “Heroic Conservatism.” It has moments of lyricism; it is sometimes moving; it contains a concise and effective summation of the case for war with Iraq; and it has been slapped with a plagiarism charge by another former Bush speechwriter. In the current print edition of National Review, David Frum reproduces side-by-side the lines that appeared in his book, “The Right Man,” and in Gerson’s book. There is little room for doubt.Gerson will choose how to respond to Frum’s allegation. But there are other reasons to be distressed by this book. Michael Gerson is certainly one of the most gifted speechwriters in history. It’s an irony that he crafted language for one of the least literary and least articulate presidents in living memory. That this marriage came off at all is a minor miracle, and credit belongs both to the writer who adapted his prose for a Texas sensibility and to the president who stretched himself to master the eloquence Gerson and others provided.There were some rhetorically soaring moments in this presidency. At the National Cathedral, three days after 9-11, the president spoke these words to a grieving country:last_img read more

Springboks inspire the nation and the world

first_imgJohannesburg, Saturday 3 October 2015 – Brand South Africa today hailed the performance by South Africa’s national rugby team in their third match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.With a significant win in their match against Scotland, Brand South Africa’s CEO Kingsley Makhubela said, “Once again the Springboks have inspired the nation and the world with their excellent performance in the Rugby World Cup. Their fierce determination to fly the South African flag proudly bore fruit with their hard won victory against Scotland in Newcastle.”“Brand South Africa joins the citizens of our country in celebrating your victory and thank you for playing with such passion and determination. The South African flag flies proudly in England and we look forward to your next encounter. South Africa stands behind you,” concluded Mr Makhubela.last_img read more

Psychology festival looks to inspire transformation

first_imgTalks on money, relationships and self-coaching are on this year’s Festival’s agenda. (Image: Youtube, Cadarn Learning Portal)The South African College of Applied Psychology (Sacap), an independent facility, is on a quest to inspire transformation with this year’s annual Psychology Festival of Learning.Taking place at its Johannesburg campus on 19 and 20 May and at Cape Town campus on 26 and 27 May, the festival’s theme is “Inspiring Transformation”.The event centres on the success stories and ideas that have inspired, and are still inspiring, transformation in our communities, families and workplaces.Lance Katz, Sacap’s CEO, said the festival would look at where transformation needed to take place. “Through the Festival of Learning we don’t just want to share stories about transformation, we want to inspire South Africans to identify where transformation and change is needed and to be part of the transformation process.”Relationships and self-coachingThe festival will have over 50 guest speakers and offers a wide range of one-hour talks.In Johannesburg, topics on money, relationships and addiction will be covered; the Cape Town leg will offer talks on self-coaching, storytelling and art psychotherapy.In 2015, the festival introduced a short talk segment and this year will be no different. In both cities, these short talks will look at addiction recovery, changing higher education through social entrepreneurship and even transforming divorce.Click for the full programme.One of the talks to look out for takes place in Johannesburg: child development expert Luke Lamprecht hosts a session titled “Lessons from a boxing gym in Hillbrow”.Fight with InsightFor a decade, Fight with Insight, Lamprecht’s non-profit initiative, has been helping vulnerable youth through boxing. Though it mostly attracts boys, it is open and accommodating of girls too.“Right now, there’s a bunch of Johannesburg inner-city youth, growing up in all the toughness of Hillbrow and its surrounds,” said Lamprecht. “And as you might expect, they have trauma and violence woven into the fabric of their young lives.“But they have something else too. These kids happen to have coping skills that many stressed executives would admire. And they have a sense of purpose that many talented but distracted people would love to have. And they have the unrelenting focus on their physical fitness and health that many of us would like to find. These kids also have a unique confidence they can play the rough cards that have been dealt to them in a different way.”According to Lamprecht, Fight with Insight is not just a boxing programme; it’s a metaphor for life. It offers these children opportunities to develop a different way of being that their poverty-stricken, inner-city circumstances do not provide.“It is the very nature of the sport that provides the greatest benefit to the children who are traumatised,” he said. “It is well known that trauma affects us physically and emotionally. On a physiological level, trauma activates the amygdala and prevents experiences moving into the hippocampus. The result is hyper-vigilant children who struggle to learn, to focus and be calm. When you are traumatised it is hard to think, as the fight-or-flight survival mechanism is activated. Combat sports mimic their real environment, where fight-or-flight is turned on and you are under threat.”But the environment in his programme was strictly controlled and safe. It allowed you to bring yourself into your body and be present so that you were not overwhelmed by feelings in a situation where a behavioural reaction would occur.“You learn to be in that state, recognise it and still think, plan and choose the best course of action. Boxing actually helps when the threat of violence and the stress that it causes needs to be generalised in your everyday life. Boxing is also a highly aerobic activity which releases stress through a cascade of good hormones that reduce cortisol and cytokine levels.”Tickets for the Psychology Festival of Learning are available through the festival website.last_img read more

30HourDay: Now There’s a Telethon 2.0

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web A group of podcasters in Portland, Oregon have teamed up with internet friends around the world to create a new type of charity fundraiser, a live streaming telethon. Called 30 Hour Day, the event begins this evening. It will use streaming media services to deliver the content, the Causes Facebook application to collect donations, and Twitter to spread the word. 30 consecutive hours of music, variety acts, podcasts and other entertainment will raise money for local charity organizations. Will it work? Portland has a deep community of geeks and connections all around the web, so perhaps this group will be able to keep people entertained around the clock.View Larger MapWell known geeky guests from outside Portland will include leading international nonprofit tech consultant Beth Kanter and author Tara Hunt. Charities benefitting from the event will include low-income computer assistance project Free Geek, the very innovative Oregon Food Bank and Toys for Tots. You can follow the event on Twitter at @30hourday. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

Azkals draw strength from Filipinos in UAE

first_imgJavier Patiño started as the lone striker for the Azkals against the Koreans, creating a couple of chances, which the Filipino-Spanish player also missed.And with the Azkals holding their own against the Koreans for most of the match, Patiño could be leading the line once more against the Chinese side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’m happy to have made an appearance in the Asian Cup, but I’m disappointed not to have played a bigger role,” said Younghusband. “There’s still two games to go so hopefully I get more game time.”Azkals coach Sven-Goran Eriksson praised Younghusband’s response in his role as a substitute. ABU DHABI—Limited to a cameo in the AFC Asian Cup opener against South Korea, Philippines skipper Phil Younghusband hopes to play a bigger role as the Azkals attempt to reach the next round in the continent’s biggest football tournament.The country’s top international scorer made his Asian Cup debut when he came on as an 88th minute substitute to Patrick Strauss on Monday night at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.ADVERTISEMENT “He is not only a good human being, a good football player, but also a very good professional,” said Eriksson, who has handled the likes of high profile players like David Beckham when he coached England.“He never showed bad things. He accepted his role. He came on, you can see he is very professional. What he has done for the Philippines is great. More than 100 games, 52 goals which is amazing it is always important to remember that.”The Azkals were playing the Chinese on Friday night at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, with a win or a draw keeping them in the hunt for a place in the Round of 16. Kyrgyzstan will be the Azkals’ last Group C assignment on Wednesday.With almost 700,000 Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates, the Azkals said they’re dedicating their performances to their countrymen here.“All we can do is to come out and not to have regrets,” said Patrick Reichelt. “It’s amazing seeing that although it’s far from home, we do have so much support. Its incredible and it helps us a lot.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ababa tries to keep streak going Azkals manager Dan Palami said the team was taking inspiration from the country’s overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).“If the team is battling it out on the pitch, our OFWs here also have their own battles here every day missing their families, that’s why we’re dedicating our games to them,” said Palami.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings

first_img Source:https://2019.pas-meeting.org/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Apr 27 2019A new study shines light on pediatric opioid deaths by U.S. region, the first time a study of this nature has been conducted. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 – May 1 in Baltimore.”Although we know that nearly 10,000 children and adolescents died from opioid poisonings over the past two decades in the United States, we have little understanding of how kids in particular regions of the country have been affected by the opioid crisis,” said Julie Gaither, PhD, MPH, RN, the lead author of the study. “In this study, we found that while there was a four-fold increase in pediatric deaths from opioids in the Midwest, while there was only a two-fold increase in the West. Moreover, unlike with every other region of the country, there has not been a recent upsurge in deaths from heroin and illicit fentanyl in the western states.”The study analyzed CDC mortality data–stratified by the four U.S. census regions–for children and adolescents less than 20 years of age who died from opioid poisonings between 1999 and 2016. Generalized smoothing spline Poisson regression was used to estimate mortality rates per 100,000.Nationally, 8,986 children and adolescents died from opioid poisonings between 1999 and 2016; the pediatric mortality rate increased 268.2%, from 0.22 to 0.81 per 100,000. Mortality rates were highest in the Northeast in both 1999 and 2016 at 0.33 and 1.05, respectively, but the largest increase over time occurred in the Midwest, where rates rose by 429.4%, from 0.17 to 0.90. The smallest increase was in the West, where rates increased by 200.0%, from 0.19 to 0.57. In all regions but the West, there was a marked upswing in mortality rates between 2013 and 2016. This increase can be attributed to a recent surge in deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids (primarily illicit fentanyl) among 15 to 19-year-olds. In this group, heroin was implicated in 32.1% of all opioid deaths in the Northeast (highest proportion), compared to 18.3% in the South (lowest proportion). Similarly, synthetic opioids were implicated in 17.5% of opioid deaths in the Northeast, compared to 8.9% in the South.Related StoriesResearch reveals genetic cause of deadly digestive disease in childrenResearch team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifidaNew network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of careIn the U.S., pediatric mortality rates for opioid poisonings increased nearly 3-fold over 18 years; however, substantial variation exists in the degree to which children and adolescents in particular regions of the country were affected. Mortality rates in the Midwest increased more than 4-fold, compared to a 2-fold increase in the West. A better understanding of how fatal pediatric opioid poisonings vary geographically has the potential to aid in the development of targeted interventions to mitigate what is a growing public health problem for the young in the U.S.Dr. Gaither added, “We are interested in finding out what is at the root of this variation, and whether there are public health policies in place in the West that are serving as safeguards for kids; and if so, how do we begin to implement them across the rest of the country?”Dr. Gaither will present findings from “Geographic Variation in Pediatric Deaths from Prescription and Illicit Opioid Poisonings, 1999-2016” on Saturday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Reporters interested in an interview with Dr. Gaither should contact PAS2019@piercom.com. Please note that only the abstracts are being presented at the meeting. In some cases, the researchers may have additional data to share with media.The PAS 2019 Meeting brings together thousands of pediatricians and other health care providers to improve the health and well-being of children worldwide.last_img read more

Thai man sentenced to death for tourist murder

first_img World 10 Jul 2019 German court hands life sentence to Iraqi over teenager’s rape-murder Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Thailand 11 Jul 2019 Thailand keeps power of arbitrary detention Thailand Related Newscenter_img Tags / Keywords: Tech News 10 Jul 2019 Go-Jek snags investment from Thailand’s largest lender Bangkok: A Thai garbage collector has been sentenced to death for the grisly rape and murder of a German tourist holidaying on a beach island.Ronnakorn Romruen was arrested in April, hours after the bloodied body of a 27-year-old German woman was found buried under dried leaves and rocks on the picturesque island of Koh Sichang in the Gulf of Thailand.A Thai court announced the verdict and sentenced of the 24-year-old garbage collector to death on Wednesday.Ronnakorn was under the influence of methamphetamines when he raped the victim, the court said. When she attempted to escape, he used a rock to repeatedly batter her head and face.This “caused severe wounds that led to her death,” the court said in a statement.Ronnakorn pleaded guilty to all charges – including rape, murder, concealment of the body and using methamphetamines.Last year, Thailand carried out its first execution since 2009, sentencing a 26-year-old murderer to death by lethal injection.Human rights groups condemned the “deplorable” decision to resume the practice after almost a decade with no executions.The country, which has some of the highest incarceration rates, has more than 500 people on death row.A popular tourist destination, Thailand is expected to receive upwards of 40 million visitors this year and is generally considered safe for travellers.But several high-profile incidents have tarnished its reputation in recent years.In 2014, the battered bodies of two British backpackers were found on the dive resort island of Koh Tao.The following year two Myanmar migrant workers – who remain behind bars today – were sentenced to death for the murders after a controversial investigation and trial that were criticised by observers. — AFPlast_img read more