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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

UFC Fight Night 161: Overview, UFC schedule and more details

first_imgLast Updated: 11th October, 2019 22:18 IST UFC Fight Night 161: Overview, UFC Schedule And More Details UFC Fight Night 161 is going to go live this Sunday morning from Florida. Know more about the UFC schedule, overview and other details of the upcoming event. After a massive showdown at UFC 242, the Fight Night 161 is set to go live on Sunday, October 13 (in India) at 5:30 AM (IST). UFC Fight Night 161 will go live from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida with six main card fights and prelim bouts. After facing a loss against Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko, Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s fight against Michell Waterson will headline the Fight Night. Featherweight veteran Cub Swanson will also step in the UFC Fight Night against the newcomer Kron Gracie, who has tasted victory in all his five fights so far.  Written By LIVE TV First Published: 11th October, 2019 22:18 IST Raj Sarkar Also Read- UFC News: Will Conor McGregor Make His Return Against Dustin Poirier?UFC Fight Night 161 co-main event overviewCub Swanson has lost all four of his last fights against Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar, Renato Moicano and Shane Burgos which will force him to step inside the octagon as an underdog. On the other hand, his rival Kron Gracie is yet to lose a fight. The Brazilian-American fighter is new in the MMA and has won all of his five fights. However, Swanson’s experience is going to influence the result of the fight for sure.Also Read- UFC 243 Results: Overview And News From The Latest UFC Pay-per-viewUFC ScheduleMain card Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Michelle Waterson (115 lbs). Kron Gracie vs Cub Swanson (145 lbs). Mike Davis vs Thomas Gifford (155 lbs). Mackenzie Dern vs Amanda Ribas (115 lbs). Max Frevola vs Luis Pena (155 lbs). Eryk Anders vs Gerald Meerschaert (205 lbs).PrelimsNiko Price vs James Vick (170 lbs). Devin Clark vs Ryan Spann (205 lbs). Tim Elliot vs Deiveson Figueiredo (125 lbs). Max Griffin vs Alex Morono (170 lbs). Miguel Baeza vs Hector Aldana (170 lbs). Marvin Vettori vs Andrew Sanchez (185 lbs). J.J Aldrich vs Lauren Mueller (125 lbs). Marlon Vera vs Andre Ewell. center_img Also Read- Conor McGregor Posts Fight Video Against Khabib From UFC 229UFC Fight Night 161: Main event overviewFormer UFC Women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is going up against Michell Waterson ‘The Karate Hottie’ in the UFC Fight Night 161’s main event. Joanna hampered much of her reputation by winning just one of her last four fights. The Polish martial artist was undefeated until Rose Namajunas shocked the world by knocking her out for the belt. After losing in the first encounter, Joanna went for a re-match against Rose but got defeated again.  However, her upcoming opponent, Michell Waterson had a great run by winning all three of her last fights against Karolina Kowalkiewiccz, Felice Herring and Cortney Casey. If Michell gets to defeat Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC Fight Night 161, she can expect a title shot against Jessica Andrade in future. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

NHL investigating Arizona Coyotes for allegedly ‘fitness testing’ draft-eligible prospects, per report

first_imgArizona Coyotes:“We are aware of the reports. We have discussed the matter with the NHL and we will have no further comment at this time.” https://t.co/fMdlErMKn6— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 31, 2020The NHL holds its own combine prior to each year’s draft in which eligible prospects work out and have opportunities to interview with interested teams in efforts to distinguish themselves from the pack. According to Dreger, the league very clearly states that teams may not conduct any sort of physical tests before the combine.  Morgan reported that the league grew concerned with the participation of a strength and conditioning consultant, Tommy Powers, in these interviews. Additionally, the Coyotes reportedly requested that draft prospects attend these interviews wearing a T-shirt and shorts so team staff could “eyeball” their bodies. Morgan’s sources contended that the Coyotes did not take any measurements or request any physical tests during these interviews.If the league determines the Coyotes are guilty of this violation, the franchise could face fines of $250,000 or more per incident. On Feb. 8, Dreger reported that there are at least 20 instances of the team fitness testing draft-eligible players. Dreger said the three leagues that make up the CHL — the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League — have sent emails to their respective teams asking them to report any contact between them and the Coyotes organization. While he cited only unnamed sources, Dreger said that multiple CHL teams have alleged contact with Arizona regarding physical testing of their players.The Athletic’s Craig Morgan reported that the Coyotes do not believe they’ve broken any rules and simply asked prospects questions about their eating habits, supplement use and workout regimens during interviews with draft-eligible prospects before the NHL draft combine. Morgan’s reporting also expands the investigation to the United States’ top junior league, the USHL; the team reportedly tested numerous players invited to 2019’s combine from that league as well.MORE: Buffalo Sabres fan unleashes wild tirade against franchise owner on radio show The NHL is reportedly investigating the Arizona Coyotes organization for alleged recruiting violations regarding how the club may handle its pre-draft scouting process.According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the investgation concerns the Coyotes allegedly putting draft-eligible Canadian Junior League prospects through fitness testing ahead of the 2019 NHL draft. Dreger initially tweeted out his report of the investigation’s existence Thursday before expanding on it in TSN’s “Insider Trading” segment.last_img read more