Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ at Arsenal, says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgAubameyang scored both of Arsenal’s goals at Carrow Road (Picture: Getty)Aubameyang hopes to set a positive example for his team-mates after Ljungberg handed him the captain’s armband at Norwich.‘I try to give the guys all my positivity,’ the Gabonese added.‘As always, I try to be an example, working hard.More: 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‘I think the mood is good. We tried to find more confidence in winning games. We try our best.‘Unai Emery was sacked, now we have Freddie and we’re all focused on one thing, to be back winning.‘Today we did maybe not a perfect game but a good job and we’ll try to win the next one.‘We have positive things to take. We didn’t play bad, we played good.’MORE: Jack Grealish urged to join Chelsea in £80m deal after stunning Manchester United display Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ at Arsenal, says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Dec 2019 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.7kShares Comment Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has high hopes for Arsenal interim manager Freddie Ljungberg (Picture: Getty)Arsenal caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg can produce ‘something special’ as he has the club ‘in his heart’. That’s according to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Ljungberg has taken charge on a temporary basis following Unai Emery’s dismissal last week and the Swede began his reign as interim head coach with a 2-2 draw away to Norwich on Sunday afternoon.While the Gunners have every confidence in Ljungberg ability, it’s likely an external candidate will be brought in to steer the side out of the hole they currently find themselves in.Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers, Max Allegri and Patrick Allegri have all been linked, but Aubameyang has backed Ljungberg to turn around the club’s fortunes and make himself a contender for the job.ADVERTISEMENT Ljungberg gives presser after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with NorwichTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:06FullscreenLjungberg gives presser after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Norwichhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-gives-presser-arsenals-2-2-draw-norwich-2060662/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He can give us something special,’ the striker said after his brace at Carrow Road.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If I’m not wrong, he was part of the ­Invincibles. His career speaks for itself. We will try to follow him and give the best for him.‘Everybody is respectful of Freddie. He played for Arsenal, he knows as a player how we feel. It’s interesting to have him.‘We had only one [training] session with him, maybe two for those guys who didn’t play on Thursday.‘We will see this week what is going to happen. I think it’s good for us. He played for Arsenal and he has this in his heart.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Mukhtar ​Ali harbours no regrets over Chelsea exit

first_img “I am still in contact with a lot of them and they deserve to be in the first team. “Tammy has always been a guy who just wanted to score goals and you could see that from very young, wherever he is playing. “He was very tall throughout the academy years, so he was physically superior to everyone in his team and the opposition. He was a very good player. “Mason was a year younger than us but he played a lot with us in the youth team and you could see his quality straight away. “You could pass the ball to him in any position and he would control it well. He could play under pressure, he was a good combination player and he was very, very smart. read also:Real Madrid: Benzema blasts Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud “He has a very good shot as well, so you always wanted him in positions where he could have a go and get goals. When he came in for the Youth Cup and Youth League games, he was very good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 He was teammates with some of the Blues stars who are now in the first team under Frank Lampard. Ali played with Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham in the 2016 UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup. But he eventually went to Vitesse in 2017 and then Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, while the other two are key parts of the Blues first team. But Ali says there is no jealousy. “To see them in Chelsea’s starting line-up is a joy for everyone who was part of our youth team,” he tells Goal.com. “I never look at the situation now and think it should have been me, because I am very happy for them.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Cars Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices? Loading… Former Chelsea youth star, Mukhtar Ali, has said he has no regrets about leaving the club.last_img read more

Bacolod ASF ordinance hurdles 2nd council reading

first_imgGamboa said the Task Force shall becomposed of City Mayor as  the Chairperson; City Veterinarian, as the ViceChairperson; and the members are the chairpersons of the Sangguniang PanlungsodCommittee on Markets and Slaughterhouse; Committee on  Agriculture andAgrarian Concerns; Representative from the City  Legal Office;Representative from  the  Local Bureau of Animal Industry/Animal  Quarantine Service; Representative from Task Force; Representative from the CityAgricultural Office; Representative from the Local Hog or Livestock  Raisers Association of Bacolod;Representative from  LocalPhilippine  Coast Guard; Representativefrom  Local Maritime Police Command;Representative from  Local  Department of Trade and Industry;Representative from  Local  City Accredited Slaughterhouse; Representative  from Bacolod City Police Office;Representative from Bacolod City Health Office ; and Representative fromthe  Public information Office./PN Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., whoauthored the ordinance, said the ASF Task Force will take the lead in theenforcement and implementation of the ordinance and other ASF prevention andcontrol measures. Gamboa added the proposedordinance  shall apply to all pigs, boar semen, pork,  and  porkand livestock products but not limited to canned goods,  and food itemscontaining pork whether cooked or uncooked , originating from, manufactured and/or  processed  in Luzon and in countriesaffected  with ASF and other livestock diseases in areas as maybedeclared  by the Department  of Agriculture and World Organizationfor Animal Health. ASF is defined by the WorldOrganization for Animal Health, is a highly contagious haemorrhagic viraldisease of domestic and wild pigs, caused by a large DNAvirus of the  Asfarvidae  family. BACOLOD City – The City Councilapproved in second reading an ordinance creating an inter-agency task force tocheck the entry or the trading of any live pig, boar semen, pork and porkproducts from African swine (ASF) fever-hit areas. last_img read more

OA Baseball Team Losing To Centerville

first_imgThe Centerville Bulldogs outscored The Oldenburg Academy Twisters 8-1 in Varsity Baseball action.OA 010 000 0 1 7 0C 220 400 x 8 12 1OA Hitting:Nick Bischoff 2-3, bbMatty Hurm 1-3, rbi, bbDrew Kloepfer 0-2, bbTyler Hesselbrock 0-1, run, bbBryce Ahaus 2-3Sam Gast 2-3, doubleOA Pitching:Josh Kinker 4 IP, 8 earned runs, 10 hits, 6 k, 0 bb LossTyler Hesselbrock 2 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 1 K, 0 bbVarsity record is now 10-7.Next game will be Tuesday (5-13) at Rushville.Submitted by OA Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

MMH plans April blood drive

first_imgBatesville, In. — Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with Hoxworth Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive on April 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in a donor bus outside the hospital.All donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. A photo ID is required the day of donation, and donors are strongly encouraged to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water or juice before donating.To schedule your appointment, call (800)830-1091 or click here.last_img

Ms. Corene Mae “Sissy” Smith

first_imgMs. Corene Mae “Sissy” Smith, age 71, of Rising Sun, Indiana, formerly of Switzerland County, Indiana, entered this life on April 6, 1948, in Switzerland County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late, Harold R. “Pete” and Pruda M. (Remer) Smith. She was raised in Patriot, Indiana where she attended the Patriot High School. Sissy was a former member of the Patriot Church of Christ where she was baptized in 1958. Sissy was employed for the Ogle Haus and Swiss Inn in Vevay, Indiana and was a wonderful caregiver to her mother, Pruda for several years. Sissy will be lovingly remembered for her love of sewing, crafts, animals, gardening and attending yard sales. Sissy passed away at 3:10 a.m., Sunday, July 21, 2019, at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun, Indiana.Sissy will be deeply missed by her sisters, Martha “Libby” Smith and her husband, Charles of Rising Sun, IN and Tina Sandlin of Pleasant, IN; her nephews, Troy Smith and his wife, Becky of Florence, IN and Tommy Springer of Vevay, IN; her nieces, Susan Crouse and her companion, Andy Briede of Taylorsville, KY and Tonya Springer and her companion, Brandon Huitt of Pleasant, IN; her great-nephews and niece, Billy Crouse, Joey Crouse, Michael Ellis, Angela Staggs and Ashton Huitt.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold R. “Pete” Smith, died December 15, 1996 and Pruda M. (Remer) Smith, died January 24, 2015; her brothers, Danny L. Smith, died September 9, 2002 and Harold A. “Bubby” Smith, died February 7, 2012; her sister, Linda Faye “Winnie” (Smith) Ellis, died August 28, 2013 and her nephew, Josh Smith, died January 7, 1987.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery, Patriot, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL is a funny tournament, any team can beat any other on a particular day: Rohit Sharma

first_imgMumbai: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma Sunday described IPL as a funny tournament in which any team can beat any other on a particular day while also asserting his team’s habit of coming back stronger in the later stages of the league. “It is something we know about the IPL that the business end matters, we always come back well in the second half of this tournament. In all the three trophies that we’ve won, the boys have picked themselves up in the business end,” Rohit said after MI thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets to top the IPL table.“IPL is a funny tournament, any team can beat the other on a day and we want to take few tiny steps,” he added.He credited Sunday’s easy win to team effort and said it showed his side did not depend on just a few players.“It was the team effort that pleased me the most. We don’t depend on a few individuals to take us through, there are a lot of characters who put their hand up and took us through,” the captain said.“Today, the entire bowling attack used the pitch and their variations really well to keep a line up like KKR quiet.”On a personal note, he said, “My daughter has been coming here every day to watch me play, but I didn’t get a lot of runs earlier. It was nice to get some runs today, but she was sleeping.”MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was named man of the match for his bowling figures of 3 for 20 in KKR’s total of 133 for 7, said getting the award for his effort with the ball was pleasing.“To be honest as a batsman, there is nothing better than hitting a ball. People don’t expect a lot from my bowling, neither do I, but it feels nice,” he said.“I definitely look at myself as a four-over bowler, I am ready to do whatever my team wants me to do, bowl four, ten or even fifteen overs in a Test match. We have one more bowling option and it helps when somebody has an off day,” he added.“Krunal (his brother) was telling me that I generate the power from my hip and core, but I really don’t know where I get my power from.”Asked about MI’s Qualifier 1 match against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday, he said, “Definitely, Chennai is a different challenge, it will be a cracker of a game. We just hope to get the best out of that one and go through to the finals.KKR captain Dinesh Karthik said his side did not find the momentum after the 6-over mark while poor batting and regular wickets did not help either.“We simply did not get going. When we batted, the wicket was not easy for stroke-making and the ball was certainly stopping a bit. The Mumbai bowlers were good at bowling cutters and they exploited that extremely well. The dew in second innings made batting easier slightly, but that’s not an excuse.”Asked if his side’s most prolific batsman Andre Russell could have been made to bat higher in the order, he said, “There was an opportunity to bat up the order for Andre Russell, but expecting him to deliver every time is unfair and he has been fantastic throughout the tournament for us.”On his running catch to dismiss MI opener Quinton de Kock, he said, “It’s all about attitude, and the will to win, but sometimes things don’t go your way. Not our best season, there are a lot of areas for us to improve on, and I’m sure we will come back stronger next year.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports March 21, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — Three mushers participating in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race were rescued Friday after they activated their SOS beacons because of deep overflows of water on the trail near the last checkpoint before the finish line in Nome.Even before the rescue of 52-year-old Tom Knolmayer, 28-year-old Sean Underwood and 37-year-old Matthew Failor, more than one-third of the participants in this year’s 1,000-mile race had quit largely because of conditions. The winner, Thomas Waerner of Norway, arrived at the finish line in Nome early Wednesday.Iditarod officials confirmed the three rescued Friday had officially withdrawn from the race. That brings the number of those who scratched to 22, short of the record of 24 set in 1980. In this year’s race, another musher also was removed for not being competitive.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has been self-isolating for more than a week after meeting people who later tested positive for the new coronavirus. Hamilton was at a charity event in London on March 4 also attended by actor Idris Elba and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian prime minister. Both were later found to have the virus. In a message on social media, Hamilton says he’s shown “zero symptoms” but has been isolating himself from other people ever since March 13, when the Australian Grand Prix was called off. He said he hasn’t been tested because test kits are in short supply and “there are people who need it more than I do.”— A handful of golf mini tours are continuing to play through as coronavirus fears shut down major sports leagues across the world. The Cactus Tour in Phoenix this week was won by two-time major champion Anna Nordqvist and the Outlaw Tour held a men’s event across the Valley of the Sun. The Cactus Tour instituted preventative guidelines to prevent spread of the coronavirus, sanitizing golf carts, limiting one rider per cart and asking for social distancing on the course.— Gulfstream Park has dropped purses for its seven stakes races on Florida Derby day by 20.5%. Track officials say the changes for next Saturday were necessitated by the loss of on-track handle and revenue from the track’s casino. The biggest hit went to the Florida Derby itself, which was to have a $1 million purse and now will be run for $750,000. Purses for the Gulfstream Park Oaks and the Kitten’s Joy were trimmed by $50,000 apiece, while the Cutler Bay and the Sanibel Island will be run for $100,000 each, down from the originally planned purse of $125,000. IDITAROD3 mushers rescued The track federation joins USA Swimming, which sent a similar letter to the USOPC on Thursday.Among others urging a delay, Brazil’s Olympic Committee is calling for the Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2021. The Brazilian body said in a statement published on Saturday that the decision is a necessity due to the seriousness of the pandemic and “the consequent difficulty for athletes to keep their best competitive level.” And the Norwegian Olympic Committee says the Games shouldn’t take place until the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.In other virus-related developments:— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver finds himself almost constantly looking at financial numbers and projections. And like the rest of a world that is dealing with the seismic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, he still isn’t sure how bad things will get. Silver said today that the league is considering all options — best-case, worst-case and countless ideas in between — as it tries to come to grips with this new normal. But definitive answers on any front are in short supply.— The owners of the Boston Bruins say they have established a $1.5 million fund for employees of the team and TD Garden who have lost work because of the suspension of the NHL season. The Bruins were the last team in the league to commit to taking care of part-time and game-day employees. According to a statement from the team, the Jacobs family would help workers “who will be financially burdened if the six remaining regular season Bruins games are not played.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSUS track federation joins calls for postponement of Tokyo GamesUNDATED (AP) — The U.S. track federation has added its name to a growing chorus of calls to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus. In a letter to the CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel urged the federation to advocate for the postponement of the Games, which are to start July 24. Associated Press last_img read more

Paratore leads Whitnell by 1 shot at British Masters

first_img July 23, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, England (AP) — English golfer Dale Whitnell had an eagle and five birdies for a 7-under 64 in the second round of the British Masters to move second at Close House Golf Course on Thursday.Whitnell is 10 under par at the halfway stage, a shot behind Italy’s Renato Paratore (66), on the European Tour’s full return to action.The 31-year-old Whitnell played on the 2009 Walker Cup team alongside Tommy Fleetwood but struggled to establish himself in the professional ranks and was forced to take on a courier job for 10 months to make ends meet. Associated Press The tournament marks the start of the European Tour’s “U.K. Swing,” a series of six events played in England and Wales over the next six weeks devised primarily for ease of travel for players amid the coronavirus pandemic.The venues for the six events are all within a three-hour drive of one another, scrapping the need for air travel to which players have become accustomed on the increasingly global tour. Players and caddies have been tested on arrival, will have to check for symptoms and take a temperature test daily. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img Paratore leads Whitnell by 1 shot at British Masters A victory on the Portugal Pro Golf Tour earned him five Challenge Tour invites in 2019 and he won the KPMG Trophy last September before claiming his European Tour card from the qualifying school.“I’ve been working hard on my game and this course suits me because it’s a little bit fiddly in places,” said Whitnell, who had not earned anything from five events in 2020 before the circuit shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.“The peaks and troughs of the golf profession are very interesting. You’ve just got to try to deal with it the best you can,” Whitnell said. “I love the game, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t and my amateur career speaks for itself.”South Africa’s Justin Harding fired a brilliant 63, the lowest round of the week so far, to sit alongside Whitnell on 10 under. Overnight leader David Law (69), Calum Hill (66), Ashley Chesters (66) and Rasmus Hojgaard (67) are a stroke further back.last_img read more

International students engage in campus politics

first_imgPolitical groups at USC have a substantial impact on student awareness and participation in the political process. For some international students who have never experienced the political freedoms that American students sometimes take for granted, that impact is much more personal and profound.USC enrolls more international students, who collectively represent over 130 countries, than any other university in the country. International students do not have permanent residence or citizenship in the United States and instead study in the United States with a student visa. Because of citizenship and permanent residency requirements, international students can’t vote, which might lead one to expect little involvement of international students in political groups like the College Democrats, the College Republicans or the Political Student Assembly.But time and time again, USC has demonstrated a trend of exceeding expectations — and one international student making a difference in California elections is living proof of that. Mina Moussa was born in Egypt and goes to school full time in Spain. He is studying business, finance and entrepreneurship at USC as an exchange student for the semester and is considering staying for the entire year. “I was quite interested that in the United States, you can actually have a say in politics and fight for your future,” Moussa said. “This never existed back home in Egypt, but maybe after this revolution, which is mainly the younger generation, it will.” Coming from a country that discourages political involvement, Moussa said he wants to experience the privilege many American students enjoy to have a say in their government, something that is often taken for granted. He began working for Republican Greg Conlon’s campaign for California State Treasurer because he wanted to make a difference.“I got involved in his campaign because I agreed with what he was fighting for and it mattered most to me,” Moussa said.   Jennifer Massey is another student for whom politics matters. Massey, who has served as the president of the USC College Republicans for two years, spoke of the involvement of students from places like India, China, the Czech Republic, Russia and Israel.Seventeen percent of the student body is made up of international students, but Massey said the College Republicans’ percentage of international students is likely below that. “A lot of students are apathetic to politics in general,” Massey said. “Some that are Republican or Democrat don’t come and join a group at all, so anytime an international student who can’t vote takes an interest, it’s surprising to me. But, sometimes they are more active than our students who are voters.”Her counterpart in the USC College Democrats, President Alec White, agreed. White indicated that involvement of international students in the USC College Democrats is minimal, and “definitely below” the 17 percent mark. “Part of it might be that we do a lot of stuff focused on domestic policy, as opposed to international relations,” White said. “Right now we’re really focused on electing Democrats to the state assembly, and after that, we’ll be focusing on the city council elections coming up in March.” For the College Democrats and other student political groups, the focus on elections comes at the expense of recruiting specific demographics such as international students. White indicated that next semester could be an ideal time to recruit international students like Moussa but said nothing has been planned yet. “Maybe our club has too much focus on domestic policy,” White said. “We could bring in some speakers to talk about international politics, or speakers who could talk about issues going on in the home countries of international students.” Clubs like the College Democrats and College Republicans only tell part of the story; the Undergraduate Student Government’s International Students Assembly, which is responsible for programming for all of the international students on campus, is headed by executive director Rachel Zou, a junior majoring in business who was born in China before moving to the United States, where she has lived for most of her life.  According to Zou, ISA has prioritized social and professional programming at the expense of encouraging political involvement. “We have not done any programming for international students to get involved in political life,” said Zou, who is also the former director of professional and political affairs for ISA.  “International students mostly come here to get an education and to get a job, and we saw the need for ISA to provide those resources.”Luke Phillips, the outgoing director of the Political Students Assembly, also said international students aren’t getting as involved as their domestic counterparts. According to Phillips, “[International Students] are not very well represented within PSA and USG in general.”USG Vice President Rini Sampath agreed with Zou’s sentiments about the emphasis on social and educational integration rather than political involvement. “Especially for international students, the focus is on the education and social climate, a lot of things that we who have grown up here don’t think about,” Sampath said. “When you have that to worry about, it’s hard to get involved on these other things on campus.” Some international students can certainly do both, particularly when it comes to issues that are physically and emotionally close to home for them. For example, USC’s Student Coalition Against Labor Exploitation has high international student participation which leaders believe is due to the group’s international focus on issues like labor exploitation in Bangladesh. “We have a good amount of international students that participate, particularly because we focus a lot on international work,” said Sarah Newell, a senior studying business administration and a member of SCALE’s leadership team. “Over the past year, we’ve met a lot of students from Bangladesh that have a lot of interest, and a lot of international students that come here are experts in the domestic issues of their country” In line with White’s advice and the example set by SCALE, Sampath suggested a partnership between the USG and the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics to bring more international-focused speakers to campus and involve more international students in the discussion. “The Unruh Institute has been so wonderful at bringing speakers for events, like the Students Talk Back series,” Sampath said. “This might be the perfect gateway for us to target international students to attend events and engage in the political dialogue on campus.” Dan Schnur, executive director of the Unruh Institute, emphasized the bond that international students share with their domestic counterparts, despite their inability to vote. “Even if an international student can’t vote in this country, he or she is almost certain to share some common policy interests with U.S. interests,” Schnur said. “You don’t have to be able to vote in California to care about better schools, clean air, water, immigration or trade policy.” Schnur, who also teaches a campaign strategy class at the University of California, Berkeley, discussed the heavy involvement of international students at UC Berkeley who leave his class and take the lessons back to their home countries. “I get emails from former students working on campaigns in countries all over the world,” Schnur said. “One of USC’s greatest strengths is the international composition of its student body, and there is no question that we can do a better job of integrating those students not just academically and socially, but politically as well.”Moussa believes the education and job opportunities that international students pursue is all the more reason for them to get politically involved. “With globalization, it tends to affect all of us,” Moussa said. “Many international students that come to USC tend to land jobs in the U.S. It does affect you.”last_img read more