Let Spurs fans say Yid – Cameron

first_img In an act of defiance, some fans started using the word ”Yid” themselves, and chants of ”Yids”, ”Yid Army” and ”Yiddos” are regularly sung in the home stands at White Hart Lane. Mr Cameron told The Jewish Chronicle: “There’s a difference between Spurs fans self-describing themselves as Yids and someone calling someone a Yid as an insult. “You have to be motivated by hate. Hate speech should be prosecuted – but only when it’s motivated by hate.” The north London club responded to the FA warning by announcing they would send a questionnaire to all season ticket holders asking if the practice should stop. Fans reacted defiantly to the FA’s statement on Saturday as they chanted ”Yid Army” and ”We’ll sing what we want” throughout the 2-0 win over Norwich. The same happened last season after Peter Herbert, the head of the Society of Black Lawyers, threatened to report anyone using the phrase to police. Press Association The Prime Minister entered the row after the Football Association issued a statement warning supporters that use of such words could result in either a banning order or even criminal charges. For years Tottenham, who have a strong Jewish following, have been on the receiving end of anti-Semitic abuse from opposition fans. center_img Tottenham Hotspur fans who use the word “Yid” in chants should not face prosecution, David Cameron said.last_img read more

Students work to balance internships and school

first_imgAs Internship Week ends, many students have worked to secure part-time positions to gain work experience and boost their resumes.Students must be careful, however, to maintain their GPAs if they add an internship to their schedule during the school year, according to Career Center Executive Director Carl Martellino.Studious · Uzair Chaudhury, a freshman majoring in business administration, hits the books. Maintaining a high GPA while interning requires managing time well. – Engie Salama | Daily Trojan“You need to have your grades high and you need to have your internships too,” Martellino said. “If students were letting their grades go in lieu of internships, then if they decide to go to grad school it will hurt them.”Maggie Burkhead, who received a bachelor’s degree in communication in 2011, said she had internships during the school year at a public relations company and at a television production company. She said taking classes while working made her feel pressured.“I remember being really stressed out about how I was going to do both,” Burkhead said. “My first internship was really demanding because I was doing things outside of work. I never changed my courseload, but I certainly got stressed out trying to manage my time in the most efficient way.”Burkhead said she wished she had received more advice on how to manage her time.“One class in particular definitely did suffer just because the work I needed to do for the class always coincided for things I needed to do for the internship,” Burkhead said. “My grade got bumped down a few points, mostly as a result of me not knowing how to manage my time better.”On the other hand, Mike Sullivan, a senior in public relations and cinematic arts critical studies, said his GPA improved when he had an internship at Variety last fall.“The internship sort of breathed some kind of vitality in my activities,” Sullivan said. “I was more driven to get things done. I don’t know if that specifically bled over into my schoolwork, but I was more driven during that semester.”Martellino said there are several ways for students with internships during the academic year to manage their time, including regular exercise and time management.“There is no simple answer,” he said. “We always recommend that students take some time for health, exercise and taking breaks. By trying to be strategic with work, student can make sure not everything piles up because that might be overwhelming.”He said students can group classes so one full day has no classes or do part of their internship online to lessen travel time for an off- campus internship.“I don’t think there is necessarily any easy answer,” Martellino said. “It becomes the way real life is going to be after graduation. Balancing commute, family, life and a full-time job is not unlike what the rest of real life looks like.”Diana Tay, a sophomore majoring in English and communication, takes classes only in the morning so she can go to her internships at Fox and ABC during the afternoon.“It’s easy to handle because I’m the type of person who likes to be busy all of the time,” Tay said. “Last year I planned my schedule in a way so I could do internships.”Tay said she hasn’t had trouble with time management.“I enjoy it because it keeps me busy,” Tay said. “If I didn’t have an internship, I would be sitting in my room watching TV anyway, so it’s kind of for my own benefit.”Martellino said having an internship while classes were in session could be a good thing because many internships relate to students’ majors.“Having [an internship] as a part of the course work is great [because] you can apply that to the real world and bounce it around with peers, and that has tremendous value,” Martellino said.Sullivan said his internship experience added to what he learned in school.“The experience I’ve had has been more valuable to me after what I’ve learned in school,” Sullivan said. “I learned by example what it is to be a good publicist or bad publicist by having to deal with good and bad publicists.”last_img read more

Two familiar faces collide

first_imgFor seven seasons Steve Sarkisian stood alongside Pete Carroll on the USC sidelines, coaching the Trojans during one of the most dominant periods in the school’s history.This Saturday, however, Sarkisian, now the head coach at Washington, will be looking across the field at the man who gave him his first big-time college coaching job when the Trojans take on the Huskies in Seattle.Shared wisdom · Steve Sarkisian (left), the play-caller for the Trojan offense for the past two seasons, brought many of the lessons he learned from Pete Carroll to his new head coaching job at Washington. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information“From a personal standpoint, it’s exciting,” Sarkisian said. “You think about seven years of my really young coaching career I’ve spent with Pete. I’ve learned so much not just from an X’s and O’s standpoint, but from just an overall standpoint of how to handle situations not just with yourself, but with the football team, with your peers as coaches.”Carroll hired Sarkisian as an offensive assistant in 2001, Carroll’s first season at USC. Sarkisian became the quarterbacks coach in 2002 before leaving for a year for the same job with the Oakland Raiders in 2004. He returned to USC in 2005 and was named offensive coordinator in 2007.Washington hired Sarkisian in December along with former Trojans defensive coordinator Nick Holt to turn around a team that went 0-12 last year. The Huskies already look improved, playing No. 11 LSU close in their opener and defeating Idaho last week to snap a 15-game losing streak.“It’s exciting to watch Sark and Nick and all the fellows up there get this program underway, to get their first win, and get the monkey off on the back of the program,” Carroll said. “It’s a major accomplishment.”Sarkisian has taken Carroll’s emphasis on competition, as well as large parts of his offensive and defensive schemes, and has tried to implement them with the Huskies.“We brought quite a bit. I think I’d be a fool to come up here and try to reinvent the wheel,” Sarkisian said. “The preparation process that Pete has assembled there is one that has withstood the test of time. Obviously we have our own wrinkles to things, we have things that we have to do differently to fit our personality and my own personality, but ultimately, they’re very similar.”With Sarkisian and Holt less than a year removed from the Trojan program, both teams will enter Saturday’s game with inside information on how the opposing coaches game plan.“They know a lot about us. We know a lot about them. I don’t think anybody has an advantage,” Carroll said. “But it’s really fun, it’s fun from our vantage point because it has to be very detailed and intricate subtleties of the adjustments that we’ll do and they’ll do.”Sarkisian, though, offered a word of caution about trying too hard to predict what their opponent would do.“You know, we’re trying our best here not to get caught up in overanalyzing this thing too much and getting into a situation where we could get some paralysis by analysis,” he said. “If we start looking too far into this thing and trying to mind read and looking three, four steps down the road, we can get ourselves in trouble.”Despite all the game planning and scheming, both coaches are looking forward to the chance to go up against one another.“There’s nothing I’ve liked more than playing against people that I really love, and friends and people that I’ve worked with,” Carroll said.“It’s exciting,” Sarkisian added. “Hopefully as we get moving forward here and as we continue to improve as a program, it will kind of shape itself up to become kind of a fun, friendly rivalry.”last_img read more

Cooper-Dyke instills winning mentality

first_imgRebound · Junior guard Jordan Adams and the Women of Troy look to improve on their early first round exit from the Pac-12 tournament. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanAfter coming off a .500 season and losing their top three scorers and best two rebounders, it would be easy for the Women of Troy to panic looking toward the future.The USC women’s basketball team approaches the upcoming season as an opportunity to improve and challenge itself everyday, even months before the season begins.“Winning is a state of mind. It’s an attitude,”  USC women’s basketball head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke  said. “I think everything that we’re doing now in strength and conditioning is toward that winning.”Coming off a 15-15 (7-11 Pac-12) campaign one year ago, in which they fell in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament, the Women of Troy look to return to the conference champion form they were in just two years ago and need to rely on a roster with much turnover.USC lost several players last season, including graduates Alexyz Vaioletama, the team’s leading scorer averaging 12 points per game, and Kaneisha Horn, an All-Pac-12 Defensive honorable mention selection. The team also lost two transfers and four other players who left the team.“At the end of the day, it takes experience, the veteran players that we still have helping out the freshmen,” Cooper-Dyke said. “It also takes coaches taking our time to teach players lessons that we want them to know.”Part of the incoming freshman class ready to make the quick transition to collegiate ball is left-handed New Zealand guard Khaedin Taito, who played for her national team at the under-16, -17 and -18 levels.Taito is one of four incoming foreign recruits, adding to freshman Australian forward Dani MIlisic and freshman guard Candela Abejón from Spain, as well as Harvard transfer graduate student Temi Fagbenle, from London, England.“Most of the foreign recruits don’t know about Stanford, they don’t care who Cal is, they’re just coming in as a USC Trojan to beat any opponent they’re going to play against,” Cooper-Dyke said. “It doesn’t matter who you’re facing, if you do what you’re supposed to do and stick to the game plan, you can beat anyone on any given day.”After opening the first half of last season with a 11-5 record, the Women of Troy went on to drop 10 of the last 14, a tally that Cooper-Dyke realizes cannot be repeated.“We need to be mentally tougher and be able to endure the season, understanding that our season could end in March or it could end in April,” Cooper-Dyke said. “This offseason we worked a lot on mental toughness, on strengthening and, of course, conditioning.”Though the season is still months out, the third-year coach said the summer sessions are pivotal for her team to work on their cardiovascular training and learning the heart of her system.“Some of those small things that end up being important, we want to teach those during the summer access period so that we’re not dealing with those during the season,” Cooper-Dyke said. “During the season we can focus on what offense we’re going to run, what defense we want to run, but the concepts they have down and the terminology they have down.“As for plans to utilize this new and improved conditioning program,Cooper-Dyke emphasized that her team will be more athletic than in the past and can use its training to get up and down the court more often.“I love the guard style, but you can’t get out and run unless you’re playing great defense,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We need to get back to our roots and cause some turnovers with our defense and that will allow us to get out on our fast breaks.”Though some people spent their summers relaxing in various vacation spots, Cooper-Dyke racked up the airline miles traveling to over eight different states ranging from Oregon to South Carolina — but not in search of the perfect beach day.“Between camps and recruiting and really trying to get the right players for our program, I’ve been doing nothing more than working 24 hours a day,” Cooper-Dyke said.The Women of Troy look to capitalize on their coach’s pursuit as the team’s quest for a second Pac-12 title continues this winter.last_img read more

Women’s basketball finds a late spark

first_imgSophomore forward Ja’Tavia Tapley (right) led the Women of Troy defensively over the weekend. Photo by Katie Chin | Daily TrojanDespite a 12-point deficit going into the half, the women’s basketball team overcame No. 16 Oregon State to claim its first victory of the regular season. The Trojans struggled to keep pace with the Beavers offensively in the first half. However, the Trojans’ defense came alive, flipping the momentum of the game and allowing the Women of Troy to finish with a 65-61 victory.While the whole team stepped up its defense after the half, it was junior guard Aliyah Mazyck who stood out. Picking up the guard early and laying on heavy pressure, Mazyck forced three consecutive turnovers. “I’m really proud of the kids,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “We’re down fifteen points and I told them, we just have to grind. Halftime was just positive. Coach Glover made a great adjustment putting Aliyah on the point guard and then we got great defense from Sadie [Edwards], Minyon [Moore], and Kristen [Simon], Jordan [Adams], they all played really, really well.” The turnovers added fuel to the growing spark of senior forward Kristen Simon’s free throws, ultimately leading to a 12-0 run for the Trojans that would take them within four points of Oregon State by the end of the third. Even though it was neck and neck for most of the fourth, the change of momentum at the end of the third energized the Trojans through the end.“You could feel it,” Trakh explained. “You could feel them not cutting as hard … I can’t tell you how well-coached that team is. It’s extremely well coached and I have to give credit to our kids that we disrupted them a little, but you got a sense that we got some easy baskets and we got some steals, some layups, that got us going. It was really important.”With Oregon State shooting 50 percent from the 3-point range to USC’s 28.6 percent, it was clear that the Trojans were going to have their work cut out for them in the second half. Even though Simon, who finished the game with 21 points and seven rebounds, was putting away shots in the paint, the Beavers’ seven 3-pointers were making it difficult to catch up. However, the Trojans never lost hope.“Of course we were a little down because we were down by 13, but one thing I know about our team is that we don’t give up,” sophomore guard Minyon Moore said. “We don’t really see numbers, like we see we are down by 13, but we still play like it’s a close game. Our team doesn’t get flustered or nothing like that. So, halftime was just our Coach Erica Hughes said ‘Forget about the first half. It’s a new half. Go out there and play your game.’ And, I think we did that and executed down the stretch.”Senior guard Sadie Edwards added 17 points in the victory. “We made an adjustment, we stayed together, we stayed in it,”  Edwards said. “We could have dropped our heads getting down by fifteen points at one point, but we believe in each other and our coaching staff believed in us.In the end, it was the Trojans’ defense that changed the momentum of the game, but it was the team’s perseverance that brought the Women of Troy the victory. After Moore’s free throw granted her team a 2-point lead with 29 seconds remaining, the Trojans’ defense kept the Beavers out, forcing them to foul. Oregon State would only be disappointed when Moore converted both free throws to seal the deal for the Trojans. “I think moving forward, we needed to get a win,” Edwards explained. “and now, I think more importantly, we’ve got experience. Down the stretch we executed, we got stops and scores and I think that’s huge for us moving forward.”last_img read more

Champions League action tonight

first_imgThe Swedish international is set to leave Paris in the summer and is being linked with a move to the Premier League.In tonight’s other quarter-final, Real Madrid will have to overcome a shock 2-0 first-leg defeat as they play host to Wolfsburg.Both games will kick-off at 7.45. Man City have home advantage over P-S-G ahead of the second-leg of their quarter-final.City will be hoping to build on the two away goals they scored in the 2-all first-leg draw.The French champions will once-again be led by star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as they seek an upset in Manchester.last_img read more

Lakers’ Jared Dudley: NBA may allow players to leave single site if play resumes

first_imgStill, at this point, Dudley said many players he knows are interested in continuing their livelihoods, even under less-than-ideal circumstances. Even though the Lakers could be tested by their older bodies, he believes the chemistry they build prior to the stoppage could give them an edge.“I like where we’re at though,” Dudley said. “I like our size. I like our chemistry. And I think chemistry is a huge factor because some of these teams that made trade deadline moves to try to win a championship, they haven’t seen each other as much. We talk on a consistent basis. We know what everyone is doing and we’ve definitely prepared for this moment.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat might seem surprising for a league that was upended March 11, when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert returned the first positive test for COVID-19, essentially forcing Silver to declare a hiatus. As the suspension has dragged into its third month, the league has ramped up discussions about resuming play and recouping losses near a billion dollars for owners and players.Reports have cited Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando as a favored site to stage a return to play without fans. Dudley has heard, in that scenario, the league may open restaurants and golf courses exclusively for players to use as diversions for a stay that could potentially last two months for teams who reach the finals. But he is wary of players possibly acting irresponsibly with the freedom they are given.“If you’ve seen the (Michael) Jordan documentary, every team got a (Dennis) Rodman, he just doesn’t have green and blue hair,” he said. “There’s always someone who’s outside the box, who does that, takes the risk and says, ‘Hey listen, man, I’m healthy and I feel good.’”Dudley anticipates the NBA will have COVID-19 testing for players before every game once the season resumes. Silver told players in a conference call earlier this month that he doesn’t want to resume if one positive test forces another hiatus. But the potential of a superstar such as LeBron James or Kawhi Leonard being sidelined for a mandatory quarantine period could still be devastating for the league’s credibility.Dudley said he believed the Lakers and most players are determined to isolate during any resumed games in pursuit of a championship. For the team’s superstars like James and Anthony Davis, Dudley anticipated the Lakers would be “wrapping them in a bubble and not letting them go anywhere.center_img “Bubble” might be the wrong word for the NBA’s plan.While the league’s discussions of using a single site location to resume games safely have heated up recently, players have been told that they’ll likely be granted the freedom to come and go despite concerns that COVID-19 could infiltrate their ranks and hinder a return to competition.Laker forward Jared Dudley characterized conversations with the player’s union as leaving some opening for players to have the ability to leave the site, even though there would be crushing competitive pressure to isolate in place. In a conference call with L.A. media Wednesday afternoon, Dudley said NBPA executive director Michele Roberts and NBA commissioner Adam Silver indicated that some movement would be permitted.“It’s going to be a bubble in the sense of here’s gonna be your hotel where you stay at, here’s gonna be the gym where you play at, but you will be allowed to leave,” Dudley said. “Now just because you leave, if we’re gonna give you that leeway, if you come back with (COVID-19), you can’t play.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “I just think it’s something we have to sacrifice,” he said. “There’s a lot of money at stake. There’s a lot of stuff for fans. I think we owe it to fans to be able to play.”The NBA has taken tentative steps recently by allowing teams to return to facilities for individual sessions. Dudley was one of the Lakers who has worked out at the El Segundo headquarters in recent days, with court sessions spaced 12 feet from a single assistant coach. Going into the facility, Dudley has gotten temperature checks and had to use PPE for walking through the building – he likened it to visiting a hospital.While the court workouts are somewhat stilted by health guidelines, Dudley said the greatest benefit has come from using the weight room and the training table. Trainers are required to use gloves and masks when touching players, but the treatment offers an amenity most players can’t replicate at home.“I think it’s moreso now that I’ve been back in the training room in the facility, I’ve urged players, ‘Hey, we want to see guys come back and getting in there’ just for more of the training aspect of getting on the table,” he said. “Like I said, preventing injuries, tissue work, and that. Not necessarily for the court.”Dudley said he anticipates the season will resume directly with playoffs, with perhaps a two- or three-week training camp period. Silver is widely expected to make an official decision next month. The league still wants to play seven-game series throughout the playoffs to maximize their broadcasting potential and legitimize the eventual champion.The Lakers are one of the league’s oldest teams, and multiple players including James have expressed concern about getting back into playing shape in time for a shortened schedule. Dudley said he looked forward to expanding into group workouts to help get a rhythm back.“At a certain age, it’s kind of like once those wheels get going, you want them to keep going,” he said. “I can slow down, you don’t want it to stop.”Related Articleslast_img read more

Kyle Lowry ‘would love to do a long extension’ with Raptors

first_img“[Leonard leaving] wasn’t a surprise,” Lowry added. “I’m always happy for guys, especially a guy that helped do something fantastic and something great. He’s an unbelievable friend of mine and is a good guy. He made a decision to go home and he is happy with that and I am happy for him. Truly. I am genuinely happy for him. It gives him a chance to be around his family and friends. You got to respect the guy and be happy for him.”Other than losing Leonard and Danny Green this offseason, the Raptors have kept a fairly similar roster. Lowry said that Leonard’s departure doesn’t take anything away from what Toronto accomplished last season, and he’s still confident the Raptors can make another run at a championship.”We are champions. No matter what. [It will] never be taken away from us. Ever. Ever, ever. Ever, ever,” Lowry said. “We’re still going to be able to run it back. We’re the champions and we’re trying to defend our title. I’m confident with our team.” Kawhi Leonard texted former coach Nick Nurse to let him know free agency decision Related News Kawhi Leonard says he was ‘very close’ to choosing Lakers, Raptors over Clippers “But we’ll have that discussion when the time is right.”Kyle Lowry says he spoke to Kawhi Leonard before he made his decision to join the Clippers pic.twitter.com/cuclMQW2Ao— 2CooI2Blog (@2Cool2Bl0g) August 6, 2019Lowry also addressed playing alongside Leonard as the two led Toronto to its first NBA title in franchise history, defeating the Warriors in six games. Lowry explained that he’s happy for the three-time All-Star and he understood why Leonard chose the Clippers.  Gregg Popovich holds first Team USA practice ahead of World Cup: ‘All I care about is who’s here’ Even though Kyle Lowry lost ⁠a Finals MVP teammate when Kawhi Leonard signed with the Clippers in free agency, the guard revealed he wants to stay in Toronto for the long haul. “I want to be there — I would love to do a long [term] extension, but we’ll see what happens,” Lowry, who is set to become a free agent after this upcoming season, told reporters Monday (via ESPN) after USA Basketball’s first training camp practice leading up to next month’s World Cup. last_img read more

Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales for this weekend Nov. 14-16. If you still need to get your garage sale ads on just use the comment section below.Happy bargain selling and hunting!Follow us on Twitter.last_img