Salvation Army shelter to reopen for first time since Florence

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A shelter designed to help people in need is finally done getting help it needed after Hurricane Florence.The Salvation Army says its Red Shield Emergency Shelter at 802 N. 2nd St. in Wilmington will reopen next Monday. The Salvation Army will host an Open House to celebrate the reopening on Thursday, 4-7 p.m.- Advertisement – “The reopening of the Red Shield Shelter reimplements a vital service for the Cape Fear area,” Maj. Mark Craddock, Corps Officer of the Salvation Army of Cape Fear, said in a news release. “The shelter offers a temporary solution as the Salvation Army continues to move forward on the creation of the Center of Hope to be constructed at 1220 N. 30th St. The Center of Hope will provide a permanent home to the Red Shield Shelter, social services and administration while offering enhanced services to individuals and families.”During Hurricane Florence, the roof of the Red Shield Shelter suffered extensive damage and rain water poured into the shelter. The damage caused The Salvation Army to close the shelter until repairs could be completed and the safety of all guests and residents could be assured.According to a news release the Red Shield Shelter operates with 52 beds for men, women and families. All guests receive the option of enrolling in the Salvation Army Life Skills program offering up to six months of residency, nutrition, educational support classes, partnerships with Cape Fear Community College and other local businesses. Upon completion of the Life Skills program, residents graduate with a resume of consistent employment, stable housing, community service, educational success, and a pathway to stability.Related Article: UNC Wilmington to play Clemson for hurricane relief gameWhen the shelter reopens next week, it will once again open its doors to invite in people who need the services offered.The Salvation Army says its Soup Line, a daily community meal offered to everyone, will move from its current location on 3rd St. to the Red Shield Shelter. Between the Soup Line, guests and residents, the Salvation Army says it will provide 60,000 meals from the Red Shield Shelter kitchen.last_img read more

Practitioner explains the benefits of acoustic and shock wave therapy

first_imgLELAND, NC (WWAY) — A therapy that you might find shocking is making its debut in Cape Fear.Morgan Campbell is a certified alternative medicine practitioner who uses acoustic and shock wave therapy.- Advertisement – She just opened an office in Leland.She explained that more traditional methods like injections or surgery don’t always correct, but rather, conceal problems like cellulite, chronic pain and other musculoskeletal issues.“It’s a completely non invasive procedure and there’s no downtime to it,” Campbell said. “Patients come in and I normally recommend three to six treatments and they can leave right after their treatments.”Related Article: National Night Out events happening in the Cape FearRussell Edgar, one of Campbell’s patients who suffers from knee and shoulder pain, vouched for her.“It’s a lot better,” Edgar said. “At least 70-80% better than it was considering where I was at with it where I was hobbling around most of the time. I don’t have that anymore. I was having difficulty going up and down stairs, I don’t have that anymore either.”While it doesn’t sound pleasant, Campbell says a patient will only feel pressure, not pain, during the treatment.“I find the source of the pain or the issue and treat it directly,” Campbell added.Edgar said he considered injections and surgery, but he is glad he used this treatment instead.If you would like more information on shock wave therapy, please contact Morgan Campbell at (910) 540-5252.last_img read more

Updated Over 100 migrants believed to have died off Libya – UNHCR

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint IOM Libya is now reporting that there were around 250 people, mostly Eritreans and Sudanese that were on board a boat which capsized earlier today.In their tweet, they state that the boat had suffered an engine failure.Women and children are feared to have drowned.Update: survivors from the shipwreck, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese report some 250 were on the boat before it capsized off the coast of Khums after engine failure.Among those feared drowned are women and children.Survivors remain hours later at the disembarkation point.— IOM Libya (@IOM_Libya) July 25, 2019The tweet follows news of a shipwreck off the coast of the Libyan city, Al Khoms.This news came via a Twitter post from the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR earlier.Happening now:Tragic news of a deadly shipwreck off the coasts of Al Khoms.Initial reports indicate that over 100 persons may have lost their lives while other 140 have been rescued & disembarked, receiving medical & humanitarian assistance by UNHCR partner IMC.— UNHCR Libya (@UNHCRLibya) July 25, 2019They state that they have rescued and disembarked around 140 others who had received medical attention and humanitarian assistance through the organisation and their partner IMC.WhatsApplast_img read more

Airtel sells off its telecom towers in Africa

first_imgAdvertisement Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has signed an agreement with Bharti Airtel to buy off its telecom towers in Africa. The deal was made for an undisclosed amount.The India based  company will divest the towers across four countries in Africa, a move that will help it reduce debt and capital expenditure and allow Airtel to focus on its core business and customers.This deal will enable HTA to own more than 7,800 towers across Africa, making it the largest independent tower company in the continent, Bharti Airtel said in a statement.“It is an important step towards the consolidation of tower assets across Africa that will drive industry-wide cost efficiencies through infrastructure sharing,” Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV Chairman Manoj Kohli said. – Advertisement – “The agreement will further help in accelerating the growth of telecom services in the continent and at the same time benefit the environment by avoiding duplication of infrastructure,” he added.HTA is jointly owned by Helios Investment Partners, Quantum Strategic Partners, Albright Capital Management, RIT Capital Partners and the International Finance Corporation. Helios Investment Partners is backed by billionaire investor George Soros.The deal is subject to statutory and regulatory approvals in the respective countries, it said, adding tower operations-related personnel will also be transferred from Airtel to HTA.Source: IT Newslast_img read more

Jovago enters into partnership with Rwandair in Ghana

first_imgAdvertisement Hotel search and booking website Jovago.com has partnered with Rwanda Airlines company Rwandair with an aim of easing the process in Africa for Rwandair customers.At part of the partnership, Rwandair customers will enjoy a 15% discount off bookings on Jovago.com using “RWANDAIR15” voucher code from now till the end of the year.Claire Staal, the Country Manager of Jovago Ghana said the milestone has taken them a step closer to making booking services on our portal easier for all travelling customers. – Advertisement – Launched in July 2015, Jovago Ghana is conidered to be one of the most innovative and service focused e-commerce companies in the Ghanaian market space.last_img

SIMON NOTT When oncourse always ask for the fractions

first_imgA lot of the fun in betting rings in days gone by was hunting around for the best prices. Finding a back-row bookie whose floorman had fallen asleep and let his boss roast offering 14/1 when the firms were taking 12/1 along the rails was all part of the game.Of course, if you did catch them napping, there was no shortage of bluffing in the old days. Books ignoring you totally, or if you were lucky and you got a polite one, copping a deaf ‘un, pretending not to hear your bet as they casually removed the price or just growling ‘nothing done’. The vast majority would play the game and accept that they had been caught fair and square and at least lay you part of the bet. They got their own back on the floorman shortly after giving the poor unfortunate a public bollocking and assuring him there would be ‘no honours’ that day.One part of the ‘good old days’ that still hangs in there and punters can benefit from is that some layers are still willing to lay fractions. The fraction prices of 100/7 100/6 etc changed in the 1970s to the more familiar 14/1 and 16/1 to the detriment of punters. However, although not advertised, most bookmakers back in the day would still lay ‘the fractions’ if asked. It was particularly useful for bookies’ floormen hedging, the boss would ask them to bet a horse to win a grand or a monkey and nick a bit of value for the bookmaker he worked for.For the record, Star Sports are happy to lay fractions at their on-course pitches, in fact punters are encouraged to asked for fractions. So don’t miss out, ask for fractions. If you don’t know them, print these out, learn them or as I used to do when starting out betting in the ring, write them on your racecard.Fractions are as follows to stakes to win £100011/2 – £1000-£1806/1 – £1000-£16013/2 – £1000 – £1507/1 – £1000 – £14015/2 – £1000 – £1308/1 – £1000 – £1209/1 – £1000 – £11011/1 -£1000 – £9012/1 – £1000 – £8014/1 – £1000 – £7016/1 – £1000 -£6033/1 – £1000-£3066/1 – £1000 – £15Always ask for fractions.Come racing for value!Simon Nott.Simon Nott is author of Skint Mob!: Tales from the Betting RingCLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILSlast_img read more

STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY BLOG 9

first_imgSTAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY: In her ninth weekly countdown blog to the big race, Julie Collier has news on the Band silenced, Burgess continuing to climb the hill, Expert choice, youngster Roman Empire, Nottingham trials and Cronin’s plans coming together …. The Star Sports Greyhound Derby build-up was cranked up a notch Monday night when Star’s biggest liability in the book Martinstown Band came up against King Turbo in a trial stakes race at Nottingham. Martinstown Band was backed and went off the 4/5 favourite but it was King Turbo who came home the winner at 11/8 clocking 29.79 beating Barry Draper’s Newinn Missile by a neck. Band was back in 3rd beaten 1 and a half lengths. Irish commentator Ian Fortune’s social media banter continued when commenting on Martinstown Band, thought to be a good English contender by many, Ian claimed he can ‘think of 15 Irish runners that would beat him sideways!’ Gulp. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Burgess Paradise is a new addition to the Star Sports Derby book after an impressive 28.78 run around Central Park for 2015 Derby winning trainer Danny Riordan. The July 2017 son of Cashen Legend and Paradise Siesta isn’t yet confirmed as a Derby entry, being so young, but clearly he has ability and goes into the betting as an 80/1 chance. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Lady of the moment is definitely Angela Harrison who won the Trainers Championship on Saturday night at Sheffield. She and Assistant Trainer and partner Jimmy Wright finished the night off with wins from two star greyhounds in Droopys Expert and last years Star Sports Derby runner-up Droopys Verve. Both will now head to Shawfield for trials on Saturday evening ahead of the Scottish Derby, after which all roads lead to Nottingham. When asked which dog, if they were only allowed one, would they take to Nottingham, Angela voted Verve and Jimmy voted Expert (pictured with him) ! Only time will tell which of this in-form training duo is right! LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Connections of July 2017 youngster Roman Empire, previously said their dog would be too young to line-up in the 2019 Star Sports Derby but they are clearly tempted! The dog trialled round Nottingham on Monday clocking 30.16 on +30 going after running very wide at the first bend. Caesar, as he’s know to connections, will have another look next week before a decision is made. Derrygrath Nick trained by Laurence Tuffin was the fastest of the session over 500m stopping the clock at 29.99. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Nottingham have released details of a number of planned trial stakes races leading up to the Star Sports Derby. The first session will be Monday the 8th of April at 11am and will be run the subsequent 6 Mondays until the 13th of May. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDS Irish trainer Peter Cronin is a man to respect with whatever he brings over for the English Derby after making it to the final with a big priced runner Tynwald Bish in 2015 finishing 2nd and last year with Whoops Jack. It’s fair to say he does extremely well with his runners over here and he’s been quietly assembling a nice team ready for next month. They include Angry Lauren, Badminton Jet, Coolavanny About, Crossfield Don, Da Head Hunter, El Commendo, Jacks Tornado, Roaming Hero and Worseforwear. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET ODDSLATEST VIDEOSDROOPYS NADALDroopys Nadal is a dog that has taken plenty of time to come to hand. Now, at just 2 years old, he’s an exciting dog for the Harrison/Wright kennel. Jimmy tells us why he thinks the dog will thrive at Nottingham.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS TRAPPERDroopys Trapper racked up many top class wins as a puppy and broke the Sunderland track record to boot. At two and a half years old, Jimmy is hoping he can now carry that form into the Star Sports Derby and tells us why preparation is key with this dog. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS EXPERTAfter winning the 2017 All England Cup, Droopys Expert suffered an injury that ultimately meant we didn’t see the best of him in last years Star Sports Derby. He’s going to be 4 years old in October but he’s back in-form and, perhaps surprisingly, Jimmy believes he could be the best of the bunch.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>DROOPYS VERVEThe 2018 Star Sports Derby runner-up is one cool customer. A seriously Pacey dog who was extremely young to be lining up as a Derby contender, let alone finalist, last year as he only turned 2 during the Derby. He’ll have another crack at the title this year as a 3 year old and Jimmy explains why this dog will improve as the months go on.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ALISON KELLY PILGRIMAlison Kelly Pilgrim trains greyhounds for Ray Dean and Paul Surridge who have owned many good dogs before. Now, in a bid to win the Star Sports Greyhound Derby, Kelly tells us how her owners have invested in a nice team for her to take to Nottingham.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>MATT REDMANJune Harvey’s son and assistant trainer Matt Redman tells us about Ower Boy Bullet and assesses his chances for the Star Sports Greyhound Derby. Matt absolutely loves this dog and rates him extremely highly. He’s had his share of problems but now looks to be back on track.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>CRAIG MORRISCraig Morris, assistant trainer to Hayley Keightley with his early views on the big race.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>RICHARD HARKNESS PREVIEWWith just over 3 months to go before the Star Sports Greyhound Derby gets underway, RPGTV pundit and former Derby-winning part-owner Richard Harkness gives his early thoughts on the contenders this year and tells us who he will be backing anti-post.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>ANTIGUA ROMEONic Jeal has enjoyed much success in his relatively short time as a greyhound owner. Now he has new purchase Antigua Romeo aiming to be a real contender in this years Star Sports Greyhound Derby. Here, his trainer Matt Dartnall tells us more about this May 2017 son of Romeo Recruit and why he is expecting a lot of improvement over the coming months.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>RISING BRANDYRising Brandy was nothing short of stunning in the 2018 Star Sports Greyhound Derby. But after winning his quarter final, connections were devastated to find the dog was lame at the pick-up with a shoulder injury that kept him off the track for six months. His trainer Matt Dartnall tells us how he is now on the road to recovery and how realistic a chance he is for the 2019 Derby.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

5 Questions with the MBA Admissions Team at UIC Liautaud Graduate School

first_img About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo regions: Chicago In our latest installment of the MetroMBA “5 Questions” series, we speak with Alanna O’Connor, Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment for the Full-Time MBA Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business. O’Connor talks about the many new opportunities, programs, and events taking place at Liautaud this year and beyond. She also gives advice for candidates interested in applying to the MBA program, insight into outside-the-classroom opportunities, and her pick for best Chicago deep dish pizza.Are there any new programs, centers, faculty members, or events you can talk about?“Under Dean Michael Mikhail, our faculty body has grown 35 percent. In fact, more than 50 percent of our tenure-track faculty have been hired since he assumed the deanship in 2012 and many have been quoted as experts in national publication including WBEZ (Chicago’s NPR affiliate), The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and The Chicago Tribune.The UIC Business Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development (iLEAD) is disrupting traditional classroom notions. This one-of-a-kind experience gives students a competitive edge with teaching professional development courses incorporating innovative approaches such as improvisation.This spring UIC Business launched a new master of science degree program in supply chain and operations management, or MSSCOM. This program is exemplary of a curriculum designed for tomorrow’s supply chain professional. Led by our extraordinary faculty, the MSSCOM offers students a core set of courses in operations management, data, and supply chain management and expertise in the skill set employers seek. In terms of events, connecting with our campus to determine fit is an essential part of a prospective student’s B-School research. UIC Business offers information sessions and lunch and learns, Open House events, webinars, classroom visit opportunities, and the chance to connect one on one with a recruitment advisor, current student, or faculty member. Understanding our prospective students have busy lives, we offer many opportunities to meet in person, by phone or virtually.”What is one area of the UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School MBA student experience that you want applicants to pay attention to?The Liautaud Graduate School of Business at UIC is located just several blocks from the picturesque Chicago River.“UIC Business is just steps away from Chicago’s business district, which is an asset for our students in terms of internships and jobs. But our faculty are preparing students to compete in a global market through a quantitative approach to business that ensures our students have not only the management skills they will need, but also the facility and comfort with data and analysis to be competitive hires and successful 21st century business leaders.”What opportunities, outside of the classroom, does the UIC Liautaud Graduate School offer MBA students to get hands-on experience?“Through the MBA Capstone project, MBA students partner with local businesses and organizations and use the analytic and problem-solving skills they have developed to address the enterprise level challenges of firms. Our dedicated Business Career Center regularly hosts firms for visit days as well as Career Fairs, and Career Advisors provide one-on-one personal support in resume development, mock interviews, and job searches. Speaker series like our Leadership Breakfast, Executives in the Boardroom, and Alumni 4 U give students the chance to learn from and network with business leaders.”What advice would you give an MBA candidate interested in the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business?“Graduate school is an investment of your time and energy, and the return on that will be measured for you personally and professionally. UIC Business is an AASCB program located in Chicago’s top public research university. With our connections to Chicago’s business world, prime location, faculty experts teaching in-demand subjects, and thriving network of alumni, your life will be enriched with the knowledge and skills you gain and the people you meet who are interested in helping move your career forward. Get involved beyond the classroom with student organizations, utilize Business Career Center services, go to our special speakers and events series, and make time for fun at UIC Business sponsored social networking opportunities.”Where can you get the best Chicago pizza near campus?Chicago’s famous (and infamous) Giordano’s deep dish pizza is near the Liautaud campus.“This can be a sensitive question because there are so many options depending upon how you like your slice, and whether you want to dine-in or carry-out. There are over 900 spots to get a slice of pizza within the UIC zip code. But if we had to pick just one true Chicago pizza, our choice for best would go to Giordano’s for its taste and authentic Chicago style.” Relatedcenter_img 5 Questions with the MBA Admissions Team at UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business Last Updated Apr 22, 2019 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more

Professor Fatally Stabbed on USC Campus Student Arrested

first_img(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) Share Professor Fatally Stabbed on USC Campus, Student Arrested By The Associated Press December 3, 2016 Updated: December 3, 2016 Share this article US center_img LOS ANGELES (AP)—A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said.Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar said the professor was killed inside the Seeley G. Mudd building in the heart of campus. She said a male student was arrested without incident immediately after police arrived at the scene of the attack but his name was not released. Aguilar could not say who called police but said it wasn’t the professor or the student.Aguilar said the student was set to be interviewed Friday night and that his name would be released after he was booked.USC President C. L. Max Nikias identified the professor killed as Bosco Tjan in a letter addressed to the USC community.Tjan joined USC in 2001, taught in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and served as co-director of the Dornsife Cognitive Neuroimaging Center, Nikias said.“As the Trojan family mourns Professor Tjan’s untimely passing, we will keep his family in our thoughts,” Nikias said. The USC Department of Public Safety said in a statement that investigators believe the attack was not random and “was the result of a personal dispute.”Chris Purington, project manager at Tjan’s lab, said he never heard of anyone having a problem with Tjan—a married father of one son listed in public records as 50 years old—and had no idea who would have wanted him dead.“He was somebody who really cared about people. I know he cared about me,” Purington said through tears. “He mentored people and he looked out for them. He spent a lot of time thinking about what it means to be a mentor and guide people.”He said the professor gave him a job both after he graduated from USC and after graduate school at the University of California-Berkeley.Purington traveled with Tjan for various science conferences and said that everyone knew and loved the professor.“People talk about scientists as very cold or robotic. Bosco is a guy that he could talk to anybody about anything,” he said. “He couldn’t move through a room without being sidetracked in all these conversations.“He just had this energy about him. Kinetic might be the word,” Purington said. “He had a huge impact on my life.”USC was rocked last year by the beating death of graduate student Xinran Ji, who was attacked and beaten by several people as he walked back to his off-campus apartment late at night after attending a study session.After Ji’s murder USC officials sought to reassure parents of Chinese exchange students that the campus and its surrounding areas are safe.In 2012, Chinese graduate students Ming Qu and Ying Wu were shot to death as they sat in their BMW about a mile from campus.USC has 44,000 students enrolled, including more than 10,000 international students. A highly competitive school, it enrolled only about 16 percent of the more than 54,000 people who applied for its freshman class this year.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

Trump Condemns Violence on Both Sides in Charlottesville

first_img NEW YORK—President Donald Trump said there were two sides to the Aug. 12 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, calling out both white supremacists and left-wing protesters.“You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs, and it was vicious, it was horrible,” Trump said at a press conference in response to a reporter who asked whether Trump was “calling the alt-left and white supremacists on the same moral plane,” at a press conference that was intended to be about infrastructure, at Trump Tower in New York on Aug. 15.Trump reiterated a statement he made on Aug. 12 after a man drove a car into a left-wing counter protest at a white nationalist rally, killing one woman.“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America,” he said.But the president said that while neo-Nazis should be condemned in the strongest terms, there were also people who had come to the rally to legitimately and peacefully protest against the removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.“I’ve condemned neo-Nazis, I’ve condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists. … Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee,” he said. Trump said the counter protesters, who did not have a permit to be there, were also to blame for the violence.Related CoverageTrump Says Removal of Confederate Statues Changes History“What about the alt-left that came charging? … They came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs. Do they have any problem? I think they do,” Trump said.“I think there’s blame on both sides. You look at both sides, I think there’s blame on both sides.”Trump specifically called out, albeit not by name, the Antifa group, a communist and anarchist group that has been behind a series of violent protests.“You see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and the baseball bats. You had a lot of people in the other group,” he said.Toward the end of the press conference, Trump commented on the “beautiful statement” sent to him by the mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed on Aug. 12 in Charlottesville. Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, wrote in response to Trump’s statement on Aug. 12, “Thank you, President Trump, for those words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred.” Follow Jasper on Twitter: @JasperFakkert President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower in New York on Aug. 15, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Show Discussioncenter_img Share this article US Trump Condemns Violence on Both Sides in Charlottesville By Jasper Fakkert August 15, 2017 Updated: August 17, 2017last_img read more