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first_imgA panel of four faculty experts gathered in the Geddes Hall coffee house Thursday evening to discuss different demographic groups and their implications on the 2016 election in an event titled “Identity Politics? Thinking about Groups in the 2016.”The event was hosted by ND Votes ’16, a non-partisan coalition dedicated to promoting voter participation in next year’s elections.Political science department chair David Campbell began the discussion by highlighting the significance of the youth demographic in American politics. He centered his speech on challenging “myths about young people and their role in American politics.”Campbell said many people generalize that the “youth are apathetic liberals” – a claim he said retains some degree of truth. Nonetheless, Campbell said there are certain misconceptions about youth voters.Addressing the students in the room, Campbell said, “On most issues your generation does lean farther to the left than your parents and your grandparents.”  However, Campbell said one exception to this is the issue of abortion.  “Young people today look a lot more like their grandparents than their parents in terms of their stance on abortion,” he said. Campbell concluded with another exception to the rule: the issue of gun control. Campbell said young people “aren’t terribly liberal” on gun control.Professor of political science Darren Davis began his speech with the number 12.3 projected on the screen. He said the significance of that number is that African Americans comprise 12.3 percent of the American population, a seemingly small figure in comparison to the total population. However, Davis said African Americans can still affect the outcome of the election.“We don’t elect our president nationally, we have something that’s called the electoral college,” he said.Davis said in states with large black populations, African-Americans can impact the state election.“African-Americans can potentially influence 32.9 percent of the 270 votes that are needed to win in 2016,” Davis said. “ … This is how race becomes important in national politics.”Associate professor of political science Ricardo Ramirez devoted his talk to the Latino demographic. He said there are a substantial amount of Latinos eligible to vote who are not registered.  “The reality with Latinos is that they have potential to impact elections if they were to be mobilized,” Ramirez said.He said the reason for the lack of mobilization of and outreach to Latinos who are eligible to vote is a combination “of where they live and the fact that they’re young.”Most Latinos live in non-swing states, he said, which parties and candidates typically ignore. Ramirez also said many Latinos are young, and young people tend to be on average less politically involved.  Ramirez said he thinks Latino voting turnout will increase for the 2016 election, largely owing to the fact that they “feel under attack” from Donald Trump’s campaign.“If Latinos associate a certain party with not wanting them who do you think they are going to vote for?” he said.The final speaker, associate professor of political science Christina Wolbrecht, focused on the implications of women’s voting habits on elections and said there is a larger gender gap in the younger generations.  However, Wolbrecht said the gender gap seems to exist only amongst whites. “There isn’t much of a gender gap at all with nonwhites,” Wolbrecht said.   Wolbrecht said while many would expect issues directly related to women to cause a large gender gap, in reality this is not the case. “The truth is that men and women actually don’t vary a great deal in their preference on the kind of issues we usually consider women-specific, such as abortion, equal pay and requiring religious institutions to provide birth control,” Wolbrecht said. “Where we see bigger differences between men and women is support for the social welfare state.”ND Votes ’16 is sponsored by the Rooney Center and Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns.  On Nov. 12, ND Votes ’16 will hold a student forum as a part of their continued initiative.  Tags: 2016 presidential campaign, ND Votes ’16, Voter turnoutlast_img read more

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: D. Myles Cullen / White HouseNEW YORK – New York authorities have expanded their investigation of the Trump organization.People familiar with the matter say the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and the New York Attorney General’s Office are now looking at millions of tax write-offs from the Trump organization.Both offices have subpoenaed the company seeking records related to consulting fees.This is in response to the New York Times investigation into President Trump’s tax returns. The Times reported trump took $26-million in write-offs that came from fees paid to consultants, including one that matched a payment to his daughter, Ivanka Trump.Representatives for the Manhattan District Attorney, New York Attorney General, and the Trump organization have declined to comment on the matter.These investigations are facing Trump when he leaves office and becomes a private citizen.The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is conducting a broad criminal investigation into the Trump organization.The New York Attorney General’s Office has a civil inquiry into whether Trump violated tax laws and improperly inflated the value of certain assets, including four Trump properties.last_img read more

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Over the past few weeks, Gov. Eric Holcomb has ceremonially signed several bills into law, including Senate Enrolled Act 2.SEA 2, also known as the MAXSTRONG Act, is named after siblings Mason Ingle, Alivia Stahl and Xzavier Ingle – three children who lost their lives boarding a school bus in Fulton County last year.These tragedies sparked the Indiana General Assembly to increase the penalties for drivers who violate school bus stop laws, including making a violation that results in death a Level 5 felony.SEA 2 also:Requires schools to minimize bus stops that make children cross highways in high-speed areas;Increases public awareness about Indiana’s school bus laws; andRequires schools to review their school bus routes and safety policies annually.Though summer is here and school is out, it’s important to stress these new safety measures before students return in the fall.The safety of our students is so important, and I hope this law will ensure our children are safe as they travel to and from school.For more information on SEA 2, click here.last_img read more

first_imgWinston Reid could have added to West Ham’s injury woes after reportedly suffering a hamstring injury in training. Press Association The Barclays Premier League club have yet to confirm the news but Jack Sullivan – son of Hammers’ joint-chairman David Sullivan – tweeted on Wednesday evening that the defender sustained the problem in training and faces up to six weeks on the sidelines. Sullivan wrote: “Very bad news… Reid Injured in training 4-6 weeks with hamstring. But some players will return faster than anticipated due to hard work.” center_img If New Zealand international Reid is indeed injured, he will join a growing list at Upton Park, with midfielder Manuel Lanzini ruled out for six weeks with a thigh injury and Diafra Sakho out for three months with a thigh problem of his own. Victor Moses is still sweating on the results of a scan on his hamstring, while Dimitri Payet is out until February and Enner Valencia has been missing since suffering a knee injury in July, although he is closing in on a return. last_img read more

first_imgSLOAN Privat scored three goals and French Guiana earned their first-ever CONCACAF Gold Cup berth by rallying to post a 5-2 win over hosts Haiti in a Scotiabank CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup on Wednesday at the Stade Sylvio Cator.The third-round result ensured the French Guianese (2W-0D-0L, 6 points) a first-place finish in Group 2, while Haiti (0-0-1, 0) will have to beat St Kitts & Nevis (0-0-1, 0) tomorrow to have any hopes of booking a third straight trip to the biennial CONCACAF event.It was a stunning reversal for the Haitians, who jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute, when Mechak Jerome converted a penalty kick after Cedric Fabien fouled Wilde-Donald Guerrier in the box.Duckens Nazon doubled the advantage in the 27th minute off a feed from Under-20 standout Roberto Louima.Seven minutes before halftime, Privat halved the deficit with his first goal and set the stage for French Guiana’s second-half offensive outburst.The Guingamp forward gave the visitors a lead they didn’t relinquish, levelling the score at 2, in the 58th minute and converting from the penalty spot six minutes later. Rhudy Evens (67th) and Ludovic Ball (90th+1) completed the scoreline as French Guiana extended their winning streak in the competition to three games.Curacao and Martinique previously secured 2017 Gold Cup places, while the Caribbean’s last direct berth will be decided tomorrow with the winner of Jamaica-Suriname game progressing from Group 1.The top three second-place sides will contest a round-robin playoff to determine who will square off against Central America’s fifth-place squad for the last Gold Cup spot. Trinidad & Tobago are already guaranteed to be among that trio. (Sportsmax.com)last_img read more

first_imgWrestling fans in Nigeria will, on Monday, have an opportunity of watching history being made as the first-ever WWE pay-per-view event featuring women superstars will be exclusively live on DStv.The event, scheduled to take place in New York with all four women’s championship belts on the line, will be live on SuperSport 8 (channel 228) at Tuesday midnight and repeated in the evening at 6pm on SuperSport 9 (channel 229). GOtv viewers can catch the special event on Friday 2 November at 7:30pm on SuperSport Select 3 (channel 33).The most anticipated bout of the night is between the Raw women’s champion, Ronda Rousey, as she takes on Nikki Bella, who is threatening a “Bellalution”. The two combatants, who were once allies, would square-up in what will be a grudge bout, with Bella threatening to her more prominent opponentAlso on the card, SmackDown women’s champion, Becky Lynch, will defend her title against Charlotte Flair in a last woman standing match.The “Irish Lass Kicker” and Flair heiress will do battle in the first-ever Last Woman Standing match at the historic event. This will be the third encounter between both fighters, with Flair winning the first when Lynch got herself intentionally disqualified, and the second ended in a brawl.Other match-ups include NXT women’s champion Kairi up against Shayna Baszler; and a double tag team fight between Alexa Bliss and Mickie James versus Trish Stratus and Lita. There will also be a triple tag team bout between Sasha Banks, Bayley and Natalya vs The Riott Squad, consisting of Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan.Also lined up for the event is the final of the Mae Young Classic, as well as battle royale for a future title shot featuring the very best of talented youngsters in the sport.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram WWF’s-Ronda-Rouseylast_img read more

first_img Loading …Puppy Love – BudweiserCowboy Kid – DoritoHero’s Welcome = BudweiserTime Machine – DoritosPhone Call – Radio Shack by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Forget the Super Bowl (and yours truly is most certainly trying), let’s talk about the Super Bowl Commercials.We are running a special Monday version of Sumner Newscow weekly poll by having you the reader pick your favorite commercial.The following are the top five most popular Super Bowl commercials according to the 2014 USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter (see survey here).Click on the commercial videos below the survey to pick your favorite. Sorry, we are only picking five for this poll. There were 60 commercials throughout the telecast. What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? Puppy Love – Budweiser Cowboy Kid – Dorito Hero’s Welcome – Budweiser Time Machine – Doritos Phone Call – Radio Shack I like another commercial not on the list I hated all of those commercials above. View Resultscenter_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 340 weeks ago I’m kind of tired of the old dog and pony show from Budweiser. Report Reply 0 replies · active 340 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/ETCanadaAdvertisement 5rcjsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs83j4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9hp3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7sjm3Would you ever consider trying this?😱9rg9Can your students do this? 🌚626bRoller skating! Powered by Firework Amidst the global lock down due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, many sportspersons are resorting to workout and exercise in their own homes, and often share their activities on social media with their fans. However, Tennis ace Roger Federer has brought in a new twist. The Swiss legend has been practising an interesting solo one hand drill, and tagged several other iconic sporting figures and celebrities, including the likes of Virat Kohli, The Rock, Bill Gates and Cristiano Ronaldo!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/ETCanadaFederer’s training drill, where he is seen hitting a tennis ball on a wall repeatedly with a racket, and he uploaded a clip of himself performing the same on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday.“Here’s a helpful solo drill. Let’s see what you got! Reply back with a video and I’ll provide some tips. Choose your hat wisely 🎩😉👊 #tennisathome” the 20 times Grand Slam winner captioned the clip.Advertisement As many of his followers stormed the comment section with their own clips of performing the drill, Federer later retweeted his post, mentioning a number of sportspersons and celebrities on how are they ‘#TrainingFromHome’. Check out the clip here-Federer’s tags included Team India captain Virat Kohli, football icons Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos and Gianluigi Buffon, fellow tennis stars Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev and Coco Gauff, wrestler cum actor Dwayne Johnson aka ‘The Rock’, Hugh Jackman, Bill Gates, survival instructor Bear Grylls and many more.The World no. 4’s video has gotten over 2.1 million views, and 8.3k retweets.Federer recently uploaded another video where he was practicing some trick shots in his snow-covered garage space, and talked about how staying active during the current lock down is very vital. He also wished for everyone’s good health and safety amidst the woeful times.Back in March, the 38 year old veteran pledged over $1 million to help the families that have been affected in his home country.There has been 23,529 positive cases reported in Switzerland, and 913 deaths from the virus.Like many other sports, Tennis has also been majorly affected due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with the postponement of French open and subsequently the cancellation of Wimbledon 2020.Also read-Italian Olympic runner Donato Sabia passes away due to Coronavirus!David Warner does a Ravindra Jadeja as he handles his bat like a sword! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIt wasn’t pretty, but it was a win.Carsen Willans and Travis Wellman scored goals to power the Nelson Leafs to a nail-biting 2-1 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.Nelson leads the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final series 1-0.Game two is Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.Playing the game without the services of leading scorer Jamie Vlanich and veteran center Linden Horswill, Nelson struggled to find any offence through the first 38 minutes of the contest. That’s when a bad pinch in the Braves defence gave Nelson a 2-on-1 break.With Willans carrying the puck into the Spokane zone, Wellman played the opportunistic winger tapping in a Rayce Miller pass for the game’s first goal.In the third it was Willans’ turn.The diminutive winger skated through the Braves defence before depositing a backhander past a surprised Jon Manlow in the Spokane nets.Nelson then put the game into the hands for netminder Adam Maida, who shutout the Braves for 59 minutes before Sean Collins scored on the power play.Maida is currently riding a three-game winning streak after taking over for injured Brad Rebagliati in the Nelson nets.Nelson out shot the Braves 29-23.Puck drop Wednesday is 7 p.m.ICE CHIPS: Kimberley, Creston, Osoyoos and 100 Mile House all took one-game leads in their respective playoff series as all but one series opened Tuesday in the KIJHL. Beaver Valley hosts Castlegar in Game one of the other Murdoch Semi Final. . . . The loss of Jamie Vlanich and Linden Horswill takes 140-plus regular season points of offence out of the Nelson lineup. Vlanich could be in the lineup for Wednesday while Horswill is possible for Friday when the series shifts to Spokane.last_img read more

first_imgThis measure is said to the place taken by the Hungarian authorities on Wednesday, because it determined ban indoor sports activities occasions the place greater than 100 spectators will congregate. Hungary has declared a state of emergency after confirming a complete of 13 instances of individuals contaminated with coronavirus in the nation.It ought to be remembered that the Spanish crew led by Anabel Medina is certified for the closing section of the competitors and that the draw positioned the ladies of the Navy in the Group C along with the United States and Slovakia. As well as, this measure taken by the Hungarian authorities can transcend tennis, since the Italy spin (Might 9 to 31) is scheduled to depart its subsequent version from Budapest. The coronavirus continues to wobble the foundations of sport … The coronavirus slows a brand new tennis competitors. This Wednesday it’s as much as Fed Cup Finals, whose first version with this new format in the type of the Davis Cup was to be held in Budapest (Hungary) from April 14 to 19. For now we must wait, since the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) has formally declared the postponement of stated closing section.This was confirmed by the Fed Cup itself by means of its web site: “The ITF has introduced the postponement of each the Fed Cup Finals and the Fed Cup Play-offs in response to well being issues for COVID-19. After cautious consideration and shut dialogue with the ITF Council, the Native Organizing Committee and in mild of the Right this moment’s announcement by the Hungarian authorities about indoor occasions, regrets that the ITF has introduced the postponement of the Fed Cup Finals, initially scheduled from April 14 to 19 at the Laszlo Papp Sport Area in Budapest. “last_img read more