Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Written by Associated Press Tags: Alabama/Clemson/College Football Playoff/College Football Playoff National Championship January 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 ‘Bama for national title In the fourth consecutive playoff meeting between the Tigers and Tide, Clemson evened the series and beat ‘Bama for the national title for the second time in three seasons. Clemson is the first team in the AP poll era, dating back to 1936, to finish 15-0. Coach Nick Saban and the Tide (14-1) were looking for a sixth national championship in 10 years, trying to add to an already unprecedented run in the sport. Instead, Clemson crushed Alabama, becoming the first opponent to beat the Tide by more than 14 points since Saban became coach in 2007.last_img read more

Chile and U.S. Agree to Cooperate on Security in Central America

first_img Chile and the United States are working together to strengthen their cooperation on citizen security issues in Central America, the senior State Department official responsible for Latin America, Arturo Valenzuela, declared on 12 January. “Very concretely, what’s being looked at is how to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in Central America. This has to do especially with citizen security issues,” the U.S. assistant secretary of state for western hemisphere affairs said at a press conference. “For the United States, the Central American issue is very important right now,” he added, describing the issues discussed in his earlier meeting with the Chilean foreign minister, Alfredo Moreno, as part of an official visit to Chile. The official explained that the United States is already moving forward on these cooperation programs with Mexico and Colombia and is now seeking to expand them to Central America, where there are high levels of crime-related violence. By Dialogo January 14, 2011last_img read more

Memorial home acquires Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue

first_imgThe Memorial Home says it hopes to turn the building into a celebration of life center where the funeral home can provide families with an alternative to holding services in the funeral home itself. Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue closed in 2019. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Allen Memorial Home has acquired the building where Nirchi’s Restaurant on the Avenue was located on Washington Avenue in Endicott. In a press release, the memorial home says families will continue to receive the same quality and commitment that’s expected from it. For more information, go to the Allen Memorial Home Facebook page by clicking here.last_img

Out-of-town’s final round

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Emery 2.0? Marcelino ‘not optimistic’ about being offered Arsenal job after interview

first_imgThe ex-Valencia boss feels Arsenal will want a complete departure from Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Former Valencia manager Marcelino has little confidence that he will be Arsenal’s next head coach despite sitting down for an interview with the club’s hierarchy this week.The Gunners parted company with Unai Emery at the end of November after he presided over a poor run of form that was finally ended by interim boss Freddie Ljungberg on Monday night against West Ham, picking up a first win since October.Despite Ljungberg’s victory, Arsenal’s decision-makers are not believed to be giving serious consideration to offering him the job full-time and are conducting an extensive search for a long-term appointment. Comment Ljungberg got his first win in charge but is unlikely to get the gig full-time (Picture: Getty)Marcelino is one of the names in the frame to take over at the Emirates permanently, and flew into London on Sunday to hold face-to-face talks with Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, according to ESPN, Marcelino is ‘not optimistic’ about getting the job following his interview and has come away feeling that the fact he is Spanish – like axed compatriot Emery – is a big disadvantage to him.Arsenal are likely to want to make a big departure from their last manager, but Emery and Marcelino share a number of similarities and have very similar career paths, both having spells in charge of Sevilla and Valencia.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMarcelino left the latter in September after falling out with the club’s owner, Peter Lim, despite having guided the side to a top-four finish and Champions League qualification.Despite being pessimistic over his chances of getting the Arsenal job, ESPN also report that he has watched Arsenal closely since leaving Valencia and would jump at the chance to manage them. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Emery 2.0? Marcelino is worried he’s too much like the axed Arsenal boss (Picture: Getty)Marcelino has spent his entire career in Spain and would be eager to test himself in the Premier League.Interim boss Ljungberg was asked if he had spoken to Arsenal’s hierarchy about his future after the win over West Ham and said: ‘I speak to Edu. We played with each other so we speak. Of course I don’t have so much staff so I talk to him sometimes about football.‘I’ve been told to work on a game-to-game basis. That’s what I’m trying to do. It’s a club that I love and want to try and help as much as I can.’MORE: Alan Shearer explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be ‘going mad’ despite Arsenal winMORE: Mesut Ozil reacts to Arsenal ending two-month wait for a win and praises Freddie LjungbergMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Marcelino ‘not optimistic’ about being offered Arsenal job after face-to-face interview Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Dec 2019 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link41Shareslast_img read more

Activist emphasizes need for reproductive justice

first_img“We used to get attacked not only by white feminists who didn’t think were feminist enough,” Ross said. “But by the Black nationalist movement who thought that we were betraying the movement by talking about violence of the Black community, that we were selling out to white feminists.” “There’s different cultures represented, different ways of expression, different ways of being in a room,” Ross said. “We also learned within SisterSong that it was wrong and usually non-productive to rush a decision.” Feminist and reproductive rights advocate Loretta Ross remembers what it was like to navigate an unplanned pregnancy following sexual assault. She remembers dealing with a number of social barriers. After enduring multiple instances of sexual assault, Ross decided it was time to advocate for reproductive justice she told a crowd of more than 40 students at an event hosted at Ronald Tutor Campus Center Wednesday as a part of the Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment’s project on gender equality, a part of their annual Roe v. Wade activism project to promote on campus the importance of protecting the court decision. Co-sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, Black Student Assembly and Political Student Assembly, the event was moderated by professor of political science Christian Phillips.  Ross said SisterSong has helped expand awareness of reproductive justice and has helped individuals maintain the knowledge that they own their bodies. Loretta Ross, discussed her reproductive rights activism with students, highlighting her career in the DC Rape Crisis Center and as co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) Ross is the co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, an organization founded by a group of Black women that addresses the needs and rights of marginalized women. Ross is also one of the creators of the term “reproductive justice,” which combines reproductive rights and social justice. She said SisterSong has the power to promote social trends through modern sayings such as ‘rape culture’ and ‘reproductive justice’ that bring attention to women’s rights, especially to women of color.  “Every time I thought I was just going to live my life, something reproductive got in the way,” Ross said. “After enough of those incidents, I decided to focus on reproductive politics.” Ross also talked about the group difficulties that SisterSong used to face in regard to accommodating each member’s different cultural origins and habits into the organization’s ideas “One of the things that I’m impressed about is how people don’t take for granted that their bodies that their bodies are theirs to control,” Ross said.center_img “Job ads used to actually say ‘no women,’” Ross said. “If you’re a single woman, there were times you couldn’t get credit, unless you brought a man to sign the paper for you.” In addition to an increased awareness about reproductive issues, Ross said there have also been impressive, structural changes to women’s rights, especially in regard to employment from 50 years ago. “[The framework] is inadequate and incomplete, because even if the government doesn’t tell you whether or not to have a baby, you still need social support,” Ross said.  “The focus on reproductive rights is not only a political one but personal,” Patel said. “I admire [Ross’] experience in organizing for progressive causes including reproductive rights for her lifetime.” Ross’ first activism project was at the DC Rape Crisis Center, where she faced conflicts from white feminists who were against the all-Black women’s clinic and from Black nationalists who believed the center should focus on fighting racism rather than injustices within their own community.  Krishan Patel, a sophomore majoring in communication and political science, said he attended the event because he is a pro-choice feminist. Even though there have been improvements to reproductive justice, Ross said there still needs to be a more accessible and better framework for people to choose abortion. “By naming these things, we see power from people who were denied their existence,” Ross said. “The power of naming is the power of defining what is real, what are facts, what is reality.”last_img read more