Wenger backs Gunners to improve

first_img Press Association The Gunners clinched fourth place in the Barclays Premier League and a qualifying tie for the European competition with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Newcastle to end derby rivals Tottenham’s hopes of overhauling them on the final day of the campaign. Wenger is confident that the growth which enabled them to do that will serve them well once again next season. He said: “Since February 1, we have taken more points than everybody else in the league, and I don’t believe that’s just down to coincidence, but just to the fact that the group has grown, this team has grown through the season.” Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal will make a better fist of next season’s title race after securing a 16th consecutive crack at the Champions League.center_img The Frenchman went on: “We lacked belief for long periods because we couldn’t win a big game, but the Bayern [Munich] game changed our season away from home. In the last three months, I believe we have been remarkably consistent. We have won every away game, so it is a good springboard for next season, to transfer that belief into the start of next season. “That means we need to have stability and strengthen our group if possible because there are many clubs out there with a lot of money, so the competition is very hard and there is not as much talent as money today in football.” However, Wenger warned his players that the job is not yet complete, with a potentially tricky qualifier to come before they can install themselves alongside the continent’s elite. He said: “It means to us to be able to play with the top teams in Europe – that’s what you want. “It means as well that it’s easier to bring in players when you have a chance to be in the Champions League – let’s not forget, we are not in yet, we have to qualify and that is always a very tricky round for us. But at least we have a chance.” Victory was secured seven minutes after the break when central defender Laurent Koscielny volleyed home from close range after striker Lukas Podolski had headed down Theo Walcott’s right-wing free-kick. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was able to comfort himself with a much-improved display after thumping home defeats by Sunderland and Liverpool in their last two games. But ultimately a 16th-placed finish with 41 points was a major disappointment, with the demands of a Europa League campaign taking their toll. Pardew said: “It was the depth, really, and quality we need to improve on. But next year, we haven’t got that pressure and we can go week to week in this Premier League. But we are not going to be foolish enough to think that we don’t have a couple of issues to sort out in the team – not major issues, but certainly one or two players to add to offer us a different look.” last_img read more

Pochettino regrets touchline fracas

first_img Press Association “I think it is avoidable but also in a high-intensity game such as that, any little spark can lead to something else and I think that’s what happened. “From our point of view, it’s something that we regret and that we don’t want ever to happen again. “Let’s stay calm, we need to be calm about what happened today. These things can happen and we need to keep it indoors, not publicise it and make a big thing out of it.” Opposite number Alan Pardew insisted the incident should not be allowed to overshadow a hard-fought encounter which both teams had chances to win. Pardew said: “It was a bit of panto season. I’m not going to get carried away with that because it shouldn’t take the headlines. “The battle is on the pitch and that was a terrific battle. The one on the sideline was pretty pathetic, what I saw of it, and best forgotten. “I had my back to it most of the time. I just said to their manager, ‘Just get your staff in, I’ll get my staff in and let’s get on with it because we want to win the game’, and he was of the same opinion as me.” Newcastle took with lead with 28 minutes gone when Yoan Gouffran reacted first to Mike Williamson’s knock-down to round keeper Paulo Gazzaniga and slide the ball into the empty net for his fourth goal in as many games at St James’ Park. Magpies goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman and Saints counterpart Toni Jimenez were both sent to the stands after a pushing match between the two benches following substitute Morgan Schneiderlin’s rugged injury-time challenge on Massadio Haidara. Pochettino said: “What happened at the end of the game is not a good example, it’s not good for football. From our point of view, we are going to try our best not to let it happen again because it’s not good for anyone and not good for the sport. Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino expressed his regret after an ugly touchline melee during his side’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle. But the Magpies failed to build upon their lead and with the Saints a much more dangerous proposition after the half-time introduction of Adam Lallana, they drew level with 25 minutes remaining. Jay Rodriguez exchanged passes with Steven Davis, who had hit the post seconds earlier, before coolly beating Tim Krul. Both sides went for a winner as time ran down but in a stormy conclusion, referee Mike Jones was left with a bloody nose after being caught accidentally by Magpies midfielder Moussa Sissoko. Pardew said: “The ref has got a bloody nose, he is trying to patch himself up for the Christmas party. “But he took it in good heart, really, I have to say. He realised it was a little bit of a flick out at the goalie, who had flicked out at him (Sissoko). “It was all a bit silly, but unfortunately he ended up with a bloody nose.” The Saints were indebted to the impetus provided by Lallana, who did not make the starting line-up because of a niggling injury. Pochettino said: “Adam had a slight injury and he wasn’t fully fit to be playing the full 90 minutes. “We are not going to take any risks with our players, so we thought he could come on in the second half as a sub, come off the bench and have an impact, and we are delighted at the way he did.” However, Pardew was left ruing two glaring misses by striker Loic Remy, who has now gone four games without a goal. He said: “We had two big chances today that fell to Loic. I felt he played well today but those two chances I expect him to take and that can be the difference in a game that is as tight as that. “It probably cost us today.” last_img read more

Cricket News Rangana Herath takes 100th wicket at Galle as England struggle

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Sri Lankan veteran Rangana Herath, also the most successful left-arm spinner in the history, took his 100th wicket at the Galle on Tuesday in his farewell match against England as the visitors struggled at 113 for 5 at lunch in the first Test.  Apart from Herath, only two other bowlers have taken 100 wickets at the same ground – one being Muttiah Muralitharan at Galle, SSC Colombo and Kandy, and English seamer James Anderson at Lord’s.Herath stormed to the milestone after sending back England skipper Joe Root.Root had steadied the ship of England following a shaky start as the visitors found themselves at 10 for 2 after debutant Rory Burns was caught behind off Surange Lakmal and Moeen Ali was sent packing in the next delivery.Burns was replacing legendary Alastair Cook following his retirement in September.On the lunch of the first day, Jos Buttler remained unbeaten on 10 alongside Ben Foakes, England’s second debutant on five. last_img read more

Football News Juventus poised for record eighth straight Serie A title but eyes on UEFA Champions League success

first_imgJuventus could win Serie A title with seven games to spare, the earliest any team has ever sealed the title.Paris Saint-Germain holds the European record by winning Ligue 1 three years ago with eight games to spare.Juventus could overhaul the Serie A points record of 102 which Juventus achieved under Antonio Conte in 2013/14. Milan: Champions Juventus turn their focus to nailing down an eighth consecutive Serie A title in record time this weekend, days after a row erupted over racist abuse aimed at starlet Moise Kean in Cagliari. Massimiliano Allegri’s side return to their home comforts of the Allianz Stadium in Turin to host AC Milan after their trip to Sardinia on Tuesday ended amid scenes of chaos as Kean and teammate Blaise Matuidi were subjected to monkey cries and racist chanting. Juventus could win the league title with seven games to spare — the earliest any team has ever sealed Serie A — if they beat AC Milan and nearest challengers Napoli lose at home to Genoa. The Turin giants have an 18-point advantage on Napoli and have won both their direct clashes with Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season.        “The eighth consecutive championship is in the ‘loading phase’,” said Juve captain Giorgio Chiellini. “Right now, the ‘uploading’ is getting closer to completion. These will be two very important weeks for us.” Boosted by the summer signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus have had an unparalleled campaign, with just one defeat in 30 games on March 17 against Genoa, when the Portuguese superstar was rested. But Allegri’s side is building momentum as they prepare for next week’s Champions League quarter-final, first leg clash against Ajax in Amsterdam. If they don’t seal the title on Sunday they can do so the following weekend with a win at SPAL.  highlights In both cases, it would be a record for the 20-team Italian championship. Three teams have won with five games to go — Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan in 2006-2007, Torino in 1947-1948 and Fiorentina in 1955-1956. Paris Saint-Germain holds the European record by winning Ligue 1 three years ago with eight games to spare. Allegri wants to seal a 35th ‘Scudetto’ as quickly as possible, before the real seasonal goal, the coveted Champions League, last achieved in 1996.            ‘Precious points’              The Serie A points record of 102 which Juventus achieved under Antonio Conte in the 2013-2014 season, remains an achievable goal as by winning the last eight remaining matches they can achieve 105. Ronaldo is recovering from a right thigh injury, which could rule him out of this weekend’s game. But tests carried out on Monday, indicated he may be able to play the first leg against Ajax, according to reports in Italy. Allegri could opt for the 34-year-old to start on the bench on Saturday and give him a runout before the Ajax challenge.       Injury-hit AC Milan, in fourth, are desperate for a result having taken just one point from their last three league games. Gennaro Gattuso’s side occupies the final Champions League berth, but have just a one-point advantage on Atalanta, with Lazio, Roma and Torino four points behind. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (thigh) and midfielder Lucas Paqueta (right ankle) are out injured, complicating matters as Milan target a Champions League return after six years. Milan lost 2-0 to Juventus in the reverse fixture. “We’ll go to Turin to take home precious points,” defender Ignazio Abate told Milan TV. “There’s still a long way to go and anything can happen.” Inter Milan, in third, take on Atalanta, fifth, in the San Siro, in a clash between Champions League hopefuls with both teams coming off four-goal wins this week. AS Roma travel to European rivals Sampdoria as Lazio, with a game in hand, hosting Sassuolo and Torino at Parma. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Live Streaming Cricket, ENG vs WI, ICC World Cup: Watch England vs West Indies CWC 19th Match Live at Hotstar & Star Sports TV Channel

first_imgNew Delhi : Live Streaming Cricket, England vs West Indies at Hotstar and Star Sports: West Indies started off in disastrous fashion by losing Evin Lewis cheaply. Chris Gayle looked in fine touch and he took the attack to the England bowlers by hammering five fours and one six but England fought back with two quick wickets. England won the toss and chose to bowl in the ICC Cricket World Cup match in Southampton. Eoin Morgan’s side are unchanged while Andre Russell and Shannon Gabriel are back in the West Indies side. The 19h match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will feature England and West Indies locking horns with each other at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Friday. West Indies have won only once against England in World Cups and that was 40 years ago when Sir Viv Richards blasted a century to help the Windies win their second World Cup title. Since then, England have dominated but both sides will be vary of the threat posed by their players. Chris Gayle will be the key for the West Indies while West Indies will be vary of the pace generated by Jofra Archer.World Cup 2019, 19th match: England vs West Indies What time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs West Indies start?The ICC World Cup 2019 match between England vs West Indies at Southampton will start at 03:00 PM IST. The toss will take place at 2:30 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs West Indies be played?The clash between England vs West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between England vs West Indies?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs West Indies on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the game between England vs West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between England vs West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Friday, June 14.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs West Indies?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs West Indies?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England vs West Indies will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Postponed GRFU Sevens set for this weekend

first_imgTHE Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) will host its postponed Sevens tournament this Sunday at the National Park’s athletics track.According to a GRFU release, since the original rugby pitch at the National Park is being upgraded and modified by the National Sports Commission and other stakeholders, the union was forced to seek an alternative ground.Hence, the National Park’s athletic track was chosen to be the new pitch which also has its own challenges, many of which were underestimated thus leading into last weekend’s tournament being postponed.Meanwhile, the GRFU is calling for increased efforts between the union’s executive, organising committee, coaches, clubs, players and friends of the sport, to collaborate in a better way with the National Park for the Sunday’s match.The pitch has been cleared of the high grass but it’s yet to be rolled and levelled, to avoid players being injured, as a result of holes and vehicle tracks that remained after its last use in the Guyana vs USA South Panthers match in July.The dynamic domestic season is said to provide more than an adequate preparation for the ‘Green Machine’ on its road to Mexico in November for the RAN’s Sevens 2017.A victory in Mexico would provide great rewards. Hence, the players’ welfare at every tournament is a priority, as a massive number of rugby games are anticipated to be played both domestically and internationally if the Green Machine secure victory at RAN‘s Sevens 2017.last_img read more

NexGen Academy hosts 2-Day junior golf camp

first_imgNexGen Golf Academy teed off their 2-Day Junior camp yesterday and will wrap up today with a final session hosted by a number of local pros, as live sports commences its journey back to normalcy.Just days after inking a solid deal with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), the golf academy, located on Woolford Avenue and Albert Street, spiked off a mini-golf camp to help the upcoming youngsters to familiarize themselves with learning the basics of the sport.Veteran golfer Colin Ming will facilitate the two days of golf training with no cost required to attend the sessions. The camp comes in wake of the deal between the academy and the GTU, which is geared towards expanding and modifying the Academy’s learning course.Greens for putting, sand bunkers, along with mini-holes for beginners are among the endeavors between the two entities. As a result, the two-day clinic will target the newer generation of golfers, some of which have already been involved in the recent brandishing of the facility.NexGen Academy head, Aleem Hussein, was adamant that the upcoming batch of golfers will have their hands-on training carried out under the expertise of some of the country’s senior pros in the sport. He said the support has been overwhelming especially by the youths, adding it was the reason for planning future programmes of a similar nature.Also, with thousands of teachers coming under the GTU umbrella, plans to properly equip teachers with the necessary skills required to teach golf to students are currently in the pipelines following the end of the camp.Coach Ming has also been a key facilitator of the ongoing camp as well as those other clinics billed for the future, donating a number of golf equipment, including clubs and balls, towards the development of the Academy and their upcoming crop of golfers.Also, the camp is currently exercising all precautions which coincides with the Covid-19 restrictions.last_img read more

At Home in Russia, Musa Targets Messi’s Scalp

first_imgAiming for another brace againstArgentina on TuesdayDuro Ikhazuagbe in St Petersburg The name on the lip of Nigerian and other Africans here at the World Cup in Russia is Ahmed Musa. The reason is not far fetched. The Leicester City player on loan at Russian army club, CSKA Moscow on Friday afternoon in Volgograd returned Nigeria from the brink of going back home from the global football showpiece when he scored two quality goals against Iceland.With the victory, Nigeria leapfrogged both Iceland and Argentina to the second spot of Group D behind Croatia going into the last fixtures on Tuesday evening in St Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don respectively. Eagles will file out against perennial group stage rival, Argentina, at the St Petersburg Stadium built on an island in the beautiful city while Croatia and Iceland square it out at the Rostov Arena for the group’s second ticket.But before Tuesday comes, Nigerians here are still savouring the magic conjured up by the Jos-born Musa who now is the adored superstar in Gernot Rohr’s squad.The first goal against Iceland was a counter-attack where Musa kept his cool admirably. He collected Victor Moses’ lob from the right mid air and fired a salvo that left Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson stranded. The second was similarly sparkling beautiful solo drive from the left side of the midfield, took out defender Kari Arnason then cut deeper to confront the goalkeeper who stretched in vain to stop him. With Halldorsson sprawling on the floor, Musa volley the ball into the net in between two Iceland defenders to secured the three points for Nigeria. It was not the first time that Musa was going to score at the Volgograd Stadium: He had always done so against the local club, FC Rotor Volgograd that uses the arena in the Russian topflightInstead of the former Kano Pillars top scorer taking full benefits for the brace, he attributed the glory to the entire playing personnel and the coaches. “It was the result of team work. I am part of a team, of which I am very proud of. So I would really like to thank them for all of their support. If my coach here (pointing at Gernot Rohr) did not give the opportunity to play, I will not be here talking about the goals.Also asked at the post match conference if he was not scared that Nigeria was going to confront Argentina with their talismanic forward, Lionel Messi on the side of the South American nation, Musa smiled his usual, with a half dimple on the left cheek before throwing light on the potentially high-wired clash between Nigeria and the former two-time world champions.He recalled the two goals he scored in Nigeria’s 3-2 loss to Argentina in Porto Alegre during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “You know what? I also remember another time that I scored two, for Leicester City. We were playing Barcelona, and Lionel Messi was in the side that day! Who knows? Another two goals may be on the way since Messi is going to be in the team on Tuesday.”Musa insists that the match is a do-or die one for Super Eagles. “There is no going back on this game. It is our last match of the group and we need all the three points or at worst a draw for us to stand the chance of making it to the Last 16. It is at the end of the 90th minute we will know who caries the day (wins).Interestingly, the now new saviour of the Nigerian senior team for almost six months was surplus to requirements at Leicester City. He was hardly getting playing time. Former Coach Claudio Ranieri who won FA Cup for the Foxes was the one who convinced Musa to leave Moscow for England but after he was replaced by Craig Shakespare, the pacy forward lost his starting shirt and dropped in the pecking order to Demarai Grey. Musa then began to struggle with form that at point many Nigerian football fans began to doubt if he was not going to lose his place in the Super Eagles.It was not until he returned to CSKA Moscow, the Russian top division team where he transferred to England that Musa began to strut his skill on a weekly basis once more.On this, Musa, who is very popular with Russian fans, remains eternally grateful to the team for giving him the lifeline that has now made him Nigeria’s all-time highest goal scorer in the World. Musa may yet earn another accolade is Africa’s top scorer in the Mundial if he is able to add more goals to his four to surpass the six-goal record held by Ghanaian Asamoah Gyan.“First, I want to say I am very grateful to the CSKA management who gave me the opportunity to play football on a regular basis before the World Cup. If not, I will not have the chance to show what I can do at this stage here in Russia. However, personal glory is not what I am after but the overall success of the Nigerian team. If the opportunity comes, why not? I will grab it with two hands,” joked the player who is not going to be out of contract at Leicester until next two seasons.Speculations are however rife that CSKA will pay any amount to lure the Nigerian star back to the VEB Arena home of CSKA Moscow.“I know I am loved here in Russia. I still have a contract at Leicester but if the chance comes for me to return to the Russian league with CSKA, I will take it,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

IHOC : Billadeau displays growth, maturity entering sophomore year

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Kallie Billadeau glanced up at the scoreboard as the final buzzer ended the game between Syracuse and then-No. 1 Cornell. In her freshman season, the Orange goaltender had just broken the SU single-game saves record with 57 in a losing effort.But despite receiving congratulations after the game, Billadeau was still discontent with the loss. It was a moment that marked her emergence as an important piece of this Syracuse program.‘She didn’t care about the saves. She didn’t want to make anything of it,’ SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. ‘And really, that’s important because it could have been easy for Kallie to think that the game was all about her. But that night she took some ownership and quietly became a real good leader.’Now a sophomore, Billadeau enters this season eager to continue right where she left off. Her improved level of play has become a staple of the Syracuse defense, constantly communicating and working together with fellow teammates. Although she lost her first start of the season to No. 4 Minnesota, she picked up 46 saves. The leadership she displays on the ice provides reassurance for Flanagan and her teammates as Syracuse (1-1) looks to improve upon a disappointing 14-16-6 record last season.Billadeau returned to Syracuse as a better player after working hard during the offseason. The goaltender spent much of the summer conditioning with SU forward Cara Johnson in their home state of Minnesota.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe pair worked out at Hopkins High School, where they also played together, every morning and volunteered with the Hopkins girls hockey program three days a week.‘I handled the forwards and Kallie handled the goalies, so she had about six goalies she was running special drills for,’ Johnson said. ‘It looked like they were throwing tennis balls and other drills like that.’Weightlifting also became a very important part of Billadeau’s workout regimen during the offseason. She said that the increased intensity has not only allowed her to get stronger, but also to gain endurance, which is crucial for a player who started 21 games last year in the net.Billadeau seemed to separate herself as the starting goalie near the end of last year, starting seven of the Orange’s final eight games.‘She’s a more fit athlete,’ Flanagan said. ‘Her overall conditioning is better, so when a team has us pinned in our zone, she is a lot better at recovering. You need that leg strength.’Nowhere has Billadeau’s offseason dedication been more apparent than in last weekend’s game against Minnesota. The Gophers offense mercilessly fired away shot after shot, eventually tallying a 50-10 shot advantage against SU.But Billadeau remained composed and recorded an impressive 46 saves despite taking the loss.‘Those girls on the Gophers are very fast, plus they know the system well and have been playing with each other for a while,’ Billadeau said. ‘But you can’t get frustrated. You need to focus on the bigger picture, keep going until the final buzzer.’Although Minnesota dominated Syracuse in essentially every sense of the word, the Orange players never gave up, inspired by the positive attitude of players like Billadeau. Her emergence as a leader has instilled a stronger sense of unity amongst the team.‘They continually pull for one another,’ Flanagan said. ‘Even when it wasn’t going well, particularly after the first period on Saturday night, I looked around and they were all supporting one another. There wasn’t any whining or any of that, it was all positive.’With a year of experience under her belt, Billadeau has become noticeably more comfortable in Syracuse’s system. She said the mental ability of knowing what to expect takes some weight off her shoulders and has encouraged her to step up as a leader on the team.She has also recently become more vocal around her teammates. She is an engaging presence during team meetings, actively speaking out when the sports psychologist visits the team twice a week.‘She doesn’t talk a whole lot, but when she does talk, people listen,’ Syracuse defender Taylor Metcalfe said.Billadeau’s presence on the ice will have a huge effect on her teammates, even when fellow sophomore goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater, who played in 25 games last season and was in net for SU’s win over St. Cloud State this weekend, is on the ice.And Flanagan said he is confident with Billadeau anchoring the Orange defense this season.‘You’ll find that by the time she is a senior she will hopefully have all the angles, not only physically, but also mentally she will be much smarter,’ Flanagan said.awmirmin@syr.educenter_img Published on October 4, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Concerts discussed at USG Senate meeting

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government Senate convened Tuesday night at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center to discuss the status of on-campus concerts this semester. The meeting included presentations by USG assemblies and committees that explored past and future events.The Concerts Committee is in charge of organizing signature concerts such as the annual Welcome Back, Conquest and Spring Fest. Tuesday’s Senate meeting recapped Concert Committee’s fall semester events. Some of these events included hosting several music industry mixers, bringing BMG Publishing Group for a talk and giving away concert tickets to students through scavenger hunts around campus. The committee also delineated this semester’s upcoming events: an Anti-Gun Violence Concert, four Noontime Shows with bands such as Moons on Mars, Meets and Greets through Def Jam,  as well as several music industry panels.During the meeting, directors from the Concerts Committee expressed the upcoming challenges for Spring Fest, such as obtaining funding for larger acts.“I think it would take a lot of effort to raise awareness in the student body that we do not have funding for these huge artists,” said Abigail Harris, assistant director of Concerts Committee. “A lot of people assume that USC has a lot of money, but a lot of it doesn’t go to concerts. But that’s the administration’s policy.”Kirsten Lee, assistant director of Concerts Committee discussed plausible decreases in budget for spring concert events.“I think that the next step to increase our working budget would probably be to charge for guest tickets,” Lee said. “Through the budget we get in student fees, we won’t have large acts anytime soon.”“I actually think that over the past couple of years, the acts have become better than they have been in the past,” said Ryan Hamilton, director of Concerts Committee. “Long ago we were more reliant on booking acts that we thought would blow up at some point and a lot of times we were successful in doing so but students didn’t necessarily know these artists at the time. Over the past three years, we’ve been able to bring a lot more acts that students want to see, but we still have a long way to go in terms of getting the really big names,” Hamilton said.Lee discussed difficulties in coordinating a diverse music performance.“It’s a hard fight because there are so many students at this school, and everyone’s got a different music taste,” Lee said. “It’s really hard to appease everyone. In the end, it comes down to what we think is right. Sometimes we have to choose to piece certain groups at some shows and certain groups at others. We’re never going to able to make everyone happy.”Various student organizations also presented at the USG Senate meeting. The Political Student Assembly discussed their desire to bring Beau Willimon, creative director of House of Cards, for a talk on campus. Trojan Pride also shared ideas for future activities they envision. These include broomball, bubble bowl and wheelchair basketball.Furthermore, Latino Student Assembly Executive Director Eric Ochoa recapped 15 events that occurred during the fall semester. Ochoa outlined upcoming Latino Student Assembly events, which include a performance discussing hyper-masculinity in society, a speaker event analyzing the negative side effects of a culture of accomplishment found in elite universities and an event for genocide awareness month in April.“We’re hoping to get survivors from different genocides to raise awareness about these things happening in the world,” Ochoa said. “As everyone knows, human rights are a big issue around the world.”last_img read more