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Forum to discuss fiscal crisis

first_imgOn Thursday, USC will host its first Critical Issues Forum designed to give experts a chance to discuss important situations facing society, starting with financial problems in the state government.The forum, “Going For Broke: Governance and the Fiscal Crisis,” will include six guest speakers who will discuss the state’s current economic status.David Galaviz, executive director of Local Government Relations, said the forum, which was organized through the School of Policy, Planning and Development, will benefit USC’s relationship with community and government officials.“The Critical Issues Forum is part of an overall strategy to improve the connections that the university has with policymakers,” Galaviz said.He said PPD is hoping to work with policymakers to help confront challenges facing society.Los Angeles Councilmember Bernard Parks, who will also speak at the event, said the forum is a good chance for students to learn about the financial situation.“Even if it doesn’t fit into their major or is not something they’re studying, it’s how this state and city are going to conduct themselves in this crisis, what the government is currently doing and how they’re conducting themselves in those efforts,” he said.Dowell Myers, a professor who will speak at the forum, said this forum will be part of a continuing attempt to help effect change.“It’s an example of USC taking leadership in the state,” Myers said.Galaviz said they expect about 200 people to attend the first forum.The six-member committee includes Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer William T. Fujioka; California State Controller John Chiang; Parks; and Fiscal Policy Advisor for California Forward Fred Silva.It will also feature two USC professors: Myers, the director of the USC Population Dynamics Research Group; and Bedrosian Center Director Daniel Mazmanian.“We feel that experience of the six panelists can really create a strong learning experience and can get students thinking about how to solve these pressing public policy issues,” Galaviz said.Myers said he believes the forum is a step toward finding a solution.“You need to have lots of dialogue,” he said. “There’s a lot of ideas being put on the table.”These forums will be a semiannual event, Galaviz said.Preliminary ideas for future forums include the film industry, homelessness and health care.last_img read more

Christian Pulisic preserves unbeaten start under Gregg Berhalter

first_imgAnd USA shared the spoils in an entertaining encounter on Tuesday after Oscar Opazo’s ninth-minute equalizer at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.Berhalter said he would makes changes and he did just that with seven alterations to the starting 11. One was enforced after Schalke midfielder Weston McKennie suffered an ankle injury against Ecuador, though Borussia Dortmund star Pulisic was named in the lineup.WATCH HIM WORK! @cpulisic_10 puts away the opener in Houston! pic.twitter.com/SDGPLa6MGt— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 27, 2019Meanwhile, Chile, who was stunned by Mexico last time out, featured Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel and Mauricio Isla.It was a lively and open start to proceedings, with USA needing just four minutes to break the deadlock against the South American visitors.A delightful one-touch pass from Gyasi Zardes sent Pulisic through and the Chelsea-bound star scooped the ball over Chile goalkeeper Gabriel Arias — becoming the youngest USA international to double figures with his 10th goal.Not since 1983-84 under Alkis Panagoulias had USA kept four consecutive clean sheets to start a coaching tenure and Berhalter’s quest to tie the record was ended by Opazo.Play for the crest.Second half of #USAvCHI underway. Keep it  on ESPN2, UniMás, & UDN! pic.twitter.com/aQiuoGSoq2— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) March 27, 2019Responding well to falling behind, Opazo — unmarked at the back post — fired a powerful shot across Ethan Horvath and into the far corner of the net for his maiden international goal in the ninth minute.Both teams looked threatening but USA was dealt a blow 10 minutes before halftime when Pulisic was substituted hobbling off the ground.Chile gained control as the game wore on but Zardes almost restored USA’s lead 10 minutes into the second half after getting through on goal and creating a chance out of nothing, but his shot went over the bar.What does it mean? USA yet to taste defeatBerhalter’s 100 percent record as head coach came to a halt but the rebuilding Americans continue to move forward. They were forced to play on the counter against an impressive Chile side and managed to make it four games without a loss. Christian Pulisic scored as the United States stayed unbeaten under Gregg Berhalter thanks to a 1-1 international friendly draw against Chile.Pulisic opened the scoring inside four minutes for USA, who had won three successive matches without conceding a goal since Berhalter’s appointment, with a sublime scooped effort before suffering an apparent muscle injury. Zardes cementing his spotThe only player to play in every match since Berhalter’s appointment, Zardes impressed again on Tuesday. The Columbus Crew forward was a nuisance throughout, while he produced the moment of skill to unlock Chile and tee up Pulisic in the first half.Another injuryAfter McKennie was carried off on a stretcher in Orlando, USA star Pulisic was also forced from the field. Pulisic went down and received treatment before being replaced by Sebastian Lletget. It may be precautionary but USA and Dortmund will be sweating over his fitness.What’s next?Attention turns to respective tournaments for USA and Chile. A friendly against Venezuela and another yet to be confirmed will be followed by the start of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June. Chile, meanwhile, will focus on defending their Copa America crown in Brazil.last_img read more

Nedo Turković is the new player of FC ”Travnik”

first_imgNedo Turković (1989) is the new striker of FC ”Travnik” after he left FC ”Lovćen” from Montenegro.He played in youth school of Željezničar, for FC ”SAŠK Napredak” and he played for Travnik in the period of 2010/2011.Turković said that he played a good season in FC ”Lovćen”, but he’d rather play for FC ”Travnik”.With his coming the list of transfers to Travnik has been finalised. Before Turković, Grabus,  Čurić, Pjanić and Hećo also came to Travnik.last_img