17 Sep

NOBE mixes engineering and business

first_imgThis semester saw the creation of the USC chapter of the National Organization of Business and Engineering, which aims to bring together students from the business and engineering fields and is the only organization of its kind at USC.NOBE was founded at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and now has chapters at other schools such as Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.USC’s chapter hopes to unite students from the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Marshall School of Business, because it believes the relationship between the two is vital.“All businesses incorporate technology, even on a superficial level,” said Alden Mitchell, NOBE treasurer for the USC chapter and a freshman majoring in electrical engineering and economics. “Technology companies, such as Google and Apple, that are predicated on the success of their technology are contingent on being able to carry out business processes.”The organization believes students from the two fields should come together because their roles are becoming more intertwined. Mitchell said technology services and companies such as Apple rely on engineers to build, construct and think of the projects, but they still need to sell the products, which makes businesspeople necessary.“Engineers are interested in business because it’s a great place to get into having a technology background,” Mitchell said. “Businesspeople in turn can see what and why engineers are learning. I think this mutual understanding could be very beneficial to them.”Michael Soh, a sophomore majoring in civil engineering and the president of the USC chapter of NOBE, learned about NOBE through a friend. After contacting the national organization, he set up the USC chapter with two of his friends.The USC chapter has attracted about 25 members to the new organization.The chapter will be hosting workshops and networking events, where Mitchell hopes students will acquire the skills that are used in both the business and engineering fields.It is the promise of these events that encouraged Amy Rasplicka, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering, to join NOBE.“I’m really looking forward to networking events because I’d like to try to get an internship as soon as possible,” Rasplicka said. “They plan on bringing professionals to speak to us and I think that would be really helpful.”The organization’s first major event will take place Feb. 28, when a speaker from Qualcomm will talk about the integration of business and engineering.The chapter has events lined up every week for the rest of the semester, and it just received recognition at the national level.“Now that we’re officially recognized, we will have access to the national online database,” Soh said. “Students will be able to upload their résumés for others to see.”In the long term, the USC chapter aims to add to their list of corporate sponsors, which currently includes the education company Kaplan, Inc.“Especially for an organization like us that claims to provide professional experience, we need to have corporate interaction,” Mitchell said. “We’d love to be in a position where our corporate sponsors see the vitality and potential of our group and support that. I don’t think that will be particularly hard once we get more members and connections.”last_img read more

17 Aug

Ivica Zubac waits for opportunity even after Lakers waive Andrew Bogut

first_img“I haven’t spoken with coaches about anything,” he said, “but I’m just doing the same thing. Working hard, staying ready and I hope my time will come.”Staying engaged has been a challenge for Zubac, who is biding his time working on his perimeter game and pick-and-roll defense, while appearing in eight G-League games.“I think I really improved in those games,” Zubac said. “It’s harder when you’re not playing in the NBA but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”BIG PAIROnce the Lakers acquired Lopez in June, he and Randle became the presumptive starting frontcourt. After all, Randle had started 73 of the 74 games he appeared in last year.It took nearly half of the season, but after Walton tried no fewer than four other center-power forward combinations, Lopez and Randle found their way into the starting lineup together. Tuesday against Sacramento marked the third straight game the two were paired together.Walton said it was too early to evaluate the pairing, which he turned to after starting the season with Larry Nance Jr. alongside Lopez, tried Kyle Kuzma in place of Lopez and later Kuzma alongside Bogut.The key to Randle’s success with the starters, Walton said, might have more to do with Lonzo Ball than Lopez.“The way Julius has really developed and blossomed this year gets brought out with playing with Zo,” Walton said, “and the way he can run the floor and play the pick-and-roll game. But as of now we’re happy with (the lineup), we’ll go with it again tonight and we’ll continue to evaluate that as we get more games with that group.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe acknowledged earlier this week that he anticipated having a larger role.“I did,” he said, “but some things change and I can’t control everything. The only thing I can do is work hard and hope that they’re going to call my name.”A second-round pick two summers ago, Zubac averaged 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 38 games as a rookie, including 11 starts.Zubac is still waiting for an opportunity to carve out a role for himself, even after the Lakers waived Bogut earlier this week and Randle was moved into the starting lineup next to Lopez.While the Croatian-speaking Bogut was personally a tremendous asset to Zubac, his departure could eventually clear a path to the court for the second-year center. LOS ANGELES — Ivica Zubac was not alone in believing an even bigger role awaited him in his second season with the Lakers.“Zu was going into the summer as our starting center,” Coach Luke Walton said last month, while the Croatian big man was playing with the South Bay Lakers. “Which is tough, but that’s the NBA.”Instead of a consistent role, Zubac has appeared in just 11 NBA games, with a season high of 12 minutes.Related Articles The Lakers’ offseason acquisitions of veteran centers Brook Lopez and Andrew Bogut pushed Zubac down the depth chart, and the emergence of Julius Randle as a viable backup center nudged him out of the rotation entirely. Heisler: Rebuilding Lakers style – hey, things have been worse Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kyle Kuzma defends Luke Walton, says most Lakers ‘love playing for him’ last_img read more

14 Jan

Catholic Health Secretariat Gets Medical Supplies

first_imgThe Health Secretariat of the Catholic Church of Liberia was on Thursday the grateful recipient of critically needed Anti- Ebola medical supplies.According to the Citizens Alliance to Stop Ebola (CASE –Liberia) officials, the medical supplies comprising drugs and vital testing equipment valued at US$2,500 were acquired by donors and friends at home and abroad.Liberia Law Society Director, Attorney Samuel Kofi Woods, II, during the presentation, reminded Liberians to not be complacent about the Ebola virus.Atty. Woods, a former director of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC), also advised that the medical supplies should not be used for the anti-Ebola fight alone.“It is our hope and conviction that the medical supplies would be used to prevent and cure other illnesses that continue to affect Liberians in our country,” he stated.He also underscored the need for the government, its partners and Liberians to begin to consider the long and medium-range planning of the health system of the country.Atty. Woods also pointed out that some of the medical supplies will be donated to the ELWA Hospital outside Monrovia through its director, Dr. Jerry Browne.It may be recalled that a few months ago, Case-Liberia presented to Dr. Browne a laptop that has greatly enhanced his work at the ELWA Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU).The supplies were presented to CASE-Liberia’s senior staff Atty. Alfred Mabu Brownell who pledged that the entity will sustain its support to health facilities and communities in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country.He described CASE as a citizens’ initiative that is based on a two prong process which means working with local communities to ensure that they lead in realizing the goal of zero infection and transmission of the disease.He also disclosed that CASE-Liberia has worked in the country for the past four months and the entity comprises civil society groups such as Green Advocates.Atty. Brown warned that until Liberians and partners can do the best mobilization to sensitize citizens against religious and traditional practices that spread the virus, Ebola is far from over.In response, the Coordinator of the Catholic Health Secretariat, Mrs. Yah Wynngausi,  applauded “the dedicated, resilient and committed health workers that braved the storm and risked their lives to save the lives of many people during the height of the Ebola crisis.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

30 Dec

LaBarbera makes mark in Kings’ win

first_img“It’s huge for everyone in this room, not only myself but every guy in the room,” said LaBarbera, who replaced Jean-Sebastien Aubin for the final period of a 4-3 loss in Calgary on Thursday. “We played well the last three games and played well last night and just didn’t get the result. It’s nice to be able to come in here and get the win.” LaBarbera, a Vancouver native, was stuck in the AHL while the Kings went through five goalies last season. But they couldn’t recall him despite the fact he was en route to earning AHL Goalie of the Year honors because of fears they would lose him on recallable waivers. This year was supposed to be LaBarbera’s big chance, but instead he watched as prize rookie Jonathan Bernier started four of the first six games before being sent back down to junior hockey earlier this week. He watched Aubin start the next two before making his third start Friday, winning his first NHL game since April 2006 and giving the Kings their first road win in four tries. Matt Cooke beat him on a rebound in the first period, and Mattias Ohlund scored on a high blast over his glove with 5:47 left. But LaBarbera made a game-saving glove stop on a similar shot by Taylor Pyatt with 4:01 left, then preserved the win by stopping Brendan Morrison alone in tight with 1:02 left. “All his saves were huge,” Cammalleri said. “It’s been well documented we’ve had our troubles starting from the back end the last few years. But like a lot of the guys that have played with Barbs before, I’m not shocked. This guy can play.” Roberto Luongo made 12 saves for the Canucks, who have lost four of five at home. It was the second straight game Vancouver has been undone by one bad stretch. They lost to San Jose on Monday after giving up three goals in a 3:20 span early in the third period, and were undone Friday by three goals in a 6:53 stretch. “For some reason we’re getting five, six minutes putting us behind the 8-ball and it’s a tough league to come back in,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said. Johnson, a prized defensive prospect playing his first full season, converted a pass from Kyle Calder on a 3-on-1 after a bad Canucks giveaway, and Cammalleri gave the Kings the lead on a power play. Luongo made a save on Cammalleri alone in front and managed to stop the rebound, but the forward was untouched and converted on his third try. “One of the top scorers in the NHL gets three whacks at a puck in front of our net there’s a good chance it’s going to end up behind him,” Vigneault said. Frolov finished the burst with a tap-in from the side of the net after a great fake shot slap pass from defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I know it’s there,” LaBarbera said of the starting job. “I know it’s an opportunity for me. I struggled a bit early but hopefully I can just build off this and take it from here because I know I’m capable of doing it.” After using eight goaltenders since the start of last season, the Kings would love to see LaBarbera take control of the crease. He started early against the Canucks, making nine saves while stopping all four power plays in the first period, then robbing Alexandre Burrows on the two-man break 1:24 into the second. The Kings’ offense broke out less than two minutes later, scoring three times in just over seven minutes. Jack Johnson scored his first NHL goal at 3:04 for the Kings. Mike Cammalleri added his NHL-leading eighth goal on a power play at 5:41 and Alexander Frolov made it 3-1 at 9:57. Dustin Brown was credited with an empty-net goal with 23 seconds left as the Kings won for the second time in three games after losing five straight. NHL: Goaltender’s stop on a break sparks a momentum switch in a victory over Vancouver. By The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Jason LaBarbera knows the Kings’ No. 1 goaltender job is up for grabs. He made a strong case to hold onto it Friday night. LaBarbera made 26 saves, including stopping a 2-on-none break early in the second period that sparked a three-goal outburst, to lead the Kings to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. last_img read more

27 Dec

Agony for Cappry U16’s as they exit SFAI National Cup competition

first_imgCappry Rovers News: CAPPRY LOTTOThe numbers drawn in last weeks Cappry lotto were 1, 3, 7, 20.There was no jackpot winner.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was Cora Harvey, Sessiaghoneill.The numbers drawn in this weeks lotto were 6, 7, 9, 15.The winner of the lucky €50 ticket was once again, Cora Harvey, Sessiaghoneill. Next weeks jackpot is €6400.Remember if you’re not in, you can’t win.CAPPRY ROVERSGweedore Celtic 3     Cappry Rovers 1This match was played at the Screaban in blustery conditions. The Celts started brightest and took the lead through Tommy Diver when he nodded home a long throw in from Odhran MacNiallais. MacNiallais was again the provider on 40 minutes when he threaded a ball through to Colin Ferry who doubled the advantage. Cappry had a man sent off late in the first half however they started to crank up the pressure on the Screaban men in the second half and were unlucky not to pull one back after Christopher Sweeney pulled off a great save from a spot kick. Shortly after they reduced the deficit when Ronan McHugh finished after being put through on goal. Late on in the game the Screaban men secured the points when Tommy Diver scored his second when he volleyed into the top corner from well outside the area to make it 3-1. The Celts held on for the win as Rovers lost their first game of the season. CAPPRY ROVERS RESERVESCappry Rovers 2 – 2 Glenea UnitedIt was all go from the moment the whistle blew at Cappry Park. Benji O’Meara’s home side knew they had a tough challenge ahead against the league leaders, Glenea. Cappry got the game off to a good start, putting plenty of pressure on the visitors and holding off any challenges to break through their back line. On the 22nd minute, Cappry left back, Darren Bonner took a free kick given outside the left of Glenea’s box and nailed it straight into the back of the net. In the final 15 minutes of the first half, Glenea came back into the game, dominating possession and with 5 minutes until the break, managed to get a shot away passed the keeper to level the score line.  Both teams equally shared possession and chances. Conor and Shane Laverty controlled the midfield well while NP McDaid dazzled the opponents every time he possessed the ball. Cappry kept the pressure on and it paid off on the 60th minute when winger, Shaun Bannigan put the home team ahead again with a right footed shot inside the Glenea penalty area to make it 2-1.  Glenea came back fighting and in the 64th minute were denied a goal thanks to a brilliant save from Cappry goalkeeper, Bari Duncan.  The game continued with end to end action and on the 83rd minute, Glenea found the back of the net for the 2nd time to equalise the score line and see out the game. A very entertaining game with both teams putting in excellent performances.CAPPRY ROVERS U16’sU16 SFAI National CupLagan Harps 2 Cappry Rovers 1Jack O’Donnell and Jack Parke netted the goals for Glenn Gallagher’s side in an entertaining game at The Moss, with a late goal by Kane McGlynn coming too late to enable Cappry mount a comeback. O’Donnell’s opener, in the 19th minute was all that stood between the teams until Parke headed home in the dying moments. O’Donnell’s was a brilliant strike, conjured all by himself and finished wonderfully from the edge of the box, right into Cian Gallen’s bottom corner. O’Donnell was the provider for the second goal, scored two minutes from the end by the equally-excellent Parke, who headed home in style to seal Lagan’s passage into the final. They were made sweat a little when McGlynn drilled past Oisin Bonner from 20 yards, but with four minutes of added time gone at that point, Cappry had run out of time. It was Jamie Doherty’s men who had looked the more likely in the early exchanges. Alex McGeehan had tried an ambitious effort from long-range that didn’t trouble the Lagan goalkeeper Bonner. When Bonner let a cross from Evan McBride slip through his clutches, Cappry couldn’t pounce and, late in the half, it took a brave block by Lagan’s Dylan O’Brien to keep out a shot from McGlynn. By then, though, Lagan had hit the front thanks to O’Donnell’s brilliant strike. Caoimhin Wheeler warmed the hands of Cappry net minder Gallen and Gallen had to be on guard to turn over a shot by Parke with the tips of his fingers. With Parke coming into the game, Lagan got a foothold, but Cappry always looked threatening and Bonner held onto a powerful drive from Joel Bradley-Walsh. Lagan began the brighter in the second half, but with Gallen on form Cappry stayed in with a chance. Saul Miller-Kelly tapped wide of a gaping goal after O’Donnell was denied and Parke fizzled over with an enterprising effort from 30 yards. As Cappry turned the screw in search of McGlynn did have the ball in the net, but he was called offside. Bonner denied Cappry again when Bradley-Walsh and Conor Doherty worked a short corner routine, but Parke made them pay when he converted the second goal that, finally, put the contest beyond Cappry’s reach.Lagan Harps: Oisin Bonner; Eoin O’Connor, Dylan O’Brien, PJ McDaid, Conor Bonner; Caoimhin Wheeler, Jonathan Coady, Jack Parke, Saul Miller-Kelly; Jack O’Donnell, Dean Murray. Subs: Odhran Downey for Miller-Kelly, Darragh Rodgers for Murray, Enda Gallagher for O’Connor, Ryan Moore for Wheeler. Cappry Rovers: Cian Gallen; Jamie Murray, Sean O’Donnell, Odhrán McGlynn, Conor McCormack; Evan McBride, Alex McGeehan, Kieran Neeson, Conor Doherty; Joel Bradley-Walsh, Kaine McGlynn. Subs: Oisin McElhinney for McBride, Shane Rowan for McCormack, Dylan Doherty for Gallen, Odhran O’Donnell for Neeson, Kieran Thompson for Murray, Dean Harvey for Bradley-Walsh.CAPPRY ROVERS U14’sCappry Rovers welcomed Lagan Harps to Cappry Park on Thursday evening last and continued with their great form winning on a 3-0 score line. Kieran Thompson, Jason Dunne and Evan McBride scored the Cappry goals.CAPPRY ROVERS U13’sCappry welcomed Newell Academy FC, Derry to Cappry Park on Saturday to play a friendly as they continue their preparations for an Ulster Final. They played 9 a side in the 1st half and 11 a side in the 2nd half. Although Cappry ran out 4-0 winners, the score line doesn’t truly reflect the game. Newell Academy are a quality team and showed their class for long periods of the game. The way they could maintain possession was a joy to watch and hopefully something that Cappry can aspire to. Mark Mbuli got Cappry off to a flier when he scored the opening goal in the 1st minute. Both sides created chances after this but it wasn’t until late in the 1st half when Luke McGlynn got Capprys 2nd. At the end of the 9 a side, Cappry were winning 2-0. The 2nd half seen the game move to 11 a side and playing full pitch. It was then that Newell Academy showed their true class with young Oisin Gallagher standing out for the visitors. The Cappry lads defended well and grabbed 2 more goals through Mark Mbuli and Kevin McCormack.The management would like to extend their thanks to Newell Academy for travelling to Cappry for what was a very entertaining and competitive game.CAPPRY ROVERS MEGA DRAWCappry are holding a mega draw where you could win a Skoda Octavia Ambition along with some more great prizes. Also included with each ticket is a 20% off voucher for McElhinney’s Store which should come in handy coming up to Christmas. The draw will take place 29th December. Tickets are priced at €20 and all funds raised will go towards an Astro turf pitch. If you’re interested in a ticket contact Danny 087 7797581.Agony for Cappry U16’s as they exit SFAI National Cup competition was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CappryFootballSportlast_img read more