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Latino Business Student Association hosts student reception

first_imgLittle, who also serves as the associate dean of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, said that establishing diversity and inclusivity on campus is the driving force of the future. Reyes, a junior majoring in neuroscience, said that continuing to establish a culture of innovation is the key to the future of LBSA.The club aims to create mentorship opportunities and networking events as well as host professional development sessions for its members. Members of the Latino Business Student Association gathered at Tommy’s Place last night to celebrate the club’s first year back at USC following its official return in August. Eckstein said he decided to bring back LBSA to USC to make a greater impact on student life at USC. He created a board of six members, who coordinated recruitment for over 150 active members. Nearly a year later, LBSA is now recognized as one of the largest student organizations at the Marshall School of Business. “Mentorship is incredibly important as it relates to diversity and inclusion, but really that 2.0, that next level, that 2.0, is turning mentorship into sponsorship and advocacy,” Sandoval said. “And not only giving guidance on how to get to the table, but putting them into that seat.” Several LBSA alumni attended the reception to show their support of the relaunch, including Sandoval, who stressed the importance of active mentorship in his address. “I’m at USC for a reason,” Eckstein said. “I want to be an entrepreneur, I want to make a difference in the community, so why not relaunch it?” According to Eckstein, LBSA had been active since 1978, before falling inactive in fall 2017.  After he was accepted as a transfer student last April, Eckstein tried to reach out to LBSA to potentially rekindle the association after he received a message from a USC graduate and former LBSA member that the group was inactive. “I hope this journey continues to be an entrepreneurial journey for everyone,” Reyes said. “I don’t want it to become complacent in any way. I constantly want to challenge ourselves to be better.” LBSA president Aaron Eckstein introduced LBSA vice president Ricardo Reyes, LBSA alumnus Luis Sandoval and clinical business communication professor Sharoni Little as the speakers of the night. LBSA alumnus Louie Sandoval (left) spoke at the End of Year Reception and was introduced by LBSA president Aaron Eckstein (right). (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) The End of Year Reception brought together over 50 students, alumni, faculty and business professionals to reflect on the past year and recognize members with scholarships. “It’s about what is the importance of diversity equity and inclusion today,” Little said. “Because whether it’s in the professional space, the personal space, or the academic space, you are not only absolutely needed and wanted, but you belong to be there because you will be driving the leadership.”last_img read more

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Optus feels wrath of Australia following shambolic Russia 2018 weekend broadcast

first_img Share Socceroo fans have lambasted Australian media and telecoms firm Optus, for its shambolic handling of World Cup Russia 2018’s opening weekend.The SingTel subsidiary which has secured the rights to broadcast/stream all Russia 2018 matches has come under fire, as its digital platform Optus Yes could not handle the weekend demand for World Cup matches.Optus broadcast issues begun as Australia opened its Russia 2018 campaign, losing 2-1 to France, in a controversial match which featured the first World Cup penalty awarded via FIFA’s new VAR system.However, Optus’ broadcast was so dire that Socceroo fans have labelled its digital platform as the country’s most hated technology following this weekend’s events.A disastrous weekend of World Cup buffering, even led to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball intervening and demanding that Optus’ leadership explain its broadcast difficulties. Tabcorp double burdened by covid and group impairment charges August 19, 2020 Share Related Articles IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020center_img Following its calamitous weekend, Optus management announced on Monday that it would be simulcasting its FIFA World Cup content with Australian legacy broadcaster SBS for the next 48 hours.Optus Chief Executive Allen Law stated that he was confident that his firm would be able to fix the streaming issues and meet audiences demand for Russia 2018 content.However, Australian MPs have urged that media regulators to remove Optus as lead Russia 2018 broadcaster, stating that the telecoms firm had severely underestimated its capacity to stream a FIFA World Cup event.Launched in 2016, Optus Yes seeks to become the leading digital sports platform provider for the Australian sports, and has secured broadcast rights with the English Premier League, however can the telecoms and media overcome its expensive World Cup debacle… StumbleUpon Submit Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020last_img read more

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ANC’s Fate Lies in Recount for Seat in 54th Legislature

first_imgThe hope of Alex Cummings’ ANC for the party’s only elected seat now rests on Bong County District #4 incumbent Rep. Lester Paye (right), pending a recount of votes cast for his seat.71 ANC candidates failed to secure seats in October 10 electionsThe Alternative National Congress (ANC) will not hold a single seat in Liberia’s 54th Legislature if incumbent lawmaker Lester Paye of Bong County District #4 fails again in the recount of votes cast during the recent elections.  The recount is expected to be conducted today.None of the 71 ANC candidates secured a win during the October polls making the party the only one among the seven top parties to tally zero in the 2017 representatives elections despite being the party with the highest contestants. The ANC fielded 56 males and 15 female aspirants.That number placed the party second to the Independent candidates who fielded 96 contestants.Following the ANC, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) had 69 aspirants; while the United People’s Party and the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) had 64 apiece, with the Unity Party (UP) carrying 63.According to the NEC results, 21 contestants each from the CDC and UP accrued the highest numbers from 42 to 73 districts across the country, followed by 12 Independent candidates. The People’s United Party (PUP) put forward six candidates while Liberty Party (LP), All Liberian Party (ALP) and the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), three each.The remaining parties, United People’s Party (UPP), Liberia National Union (LINU), Liberia People’s Party (LPP), and Liberia Transformation Party (LTP), had one each.UP aspirant Robert P. Womba earned the highest votes of 4,232, equivalent to 19.6% of the votes among the 14 candidates who contested the Bong County District #4 election. He was followed by ANC incumbent lawmaker Lester Paye with 3,471 votes, equivalent to 16.1 percent.According to the NEC, through its local office in upper Bong County, it will conduct a recount in Electoral District #4 later today.Senior Elections Magistrate for Upper Bong County, Daniel G. Newland, said the recount will be conducted in nine of the 84 polling places in the six precincts of the District.Newland named the precincts as: Shankpalai Public School, with code #06102, housing polling places 1, 2 and 3; Nyensue Palava Hut, code #06088, housing polling places 1 and 2; Kollieta Public School, code #06092, polling place 2; Foequelleh Public School, code #06018, polling place 1; Payeta Public School, code #06064, polling place 2; and Bellemu Public School, code #06008, polling place 3.Incumbent representative Lester Paye and three-time defeated candidate Susannah Lorpu Mator filed separate complaints of election irregularities to the NEC.  Hearings were conducted by the NEC hearing officer at the NEC office in Gbarnga resulting in today’s recount.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more