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Darren Criss Stars in ‘Already Home’ Music Video by A Great Big World

Darren Criss Stars in ‘Already Home’ Music Video by A Great Big World

first_imgLong distance relationships can be tough, but when you’re that far away from Darren Criss? The agony! The Broadway alum and Glee cutie stars opposite Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr in the new music video for “Already Home” by A Great Big World (a duo consisting of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino). The tune tells the story of a couple trying to make a long distance relationship work when on opposite coasts. Take a look at the split screen-laden music video featuring Criss below!  Darren Criss Star Filescenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

United States to Donate Radar to Honduras for Fight against Drug Trafficking

United States to Donate Radar to Honduras for Fight against Drug Trafficking

first_img U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Frank Mora confirmed in Honduras that his government will donate a special radar to combat illegal drug-trafficking flights. This device will be able to monitor irregular flights, he stressed. “A radar is important, but sometimes it’s possible to do things that don’t require greater financial capability, but that require greater levels of synchronization,” he noted. Mora did not provide specifics about the technical details of the equipment or its manufacturer, although in this case it should be a primary or long-range radar that will chiefly monitor the airspace over the Honduran Caribbean, the area through which the bulk of illegal flights pass from South America to the north. Mora was in Honduras to meet with Security Minister Pompeyo Bonilla and Defense Minister Marlon Pascua, in order to explain the new defense strategy that U.S. President Barack Obama introduced in January. On his trip, the deputy assistant secretary also visited Guatemala and El Salvador. Mora emphasized to the two Honduran officials that his country has offered significant aid to the countries of Central America in order to improve collaboration in the fight against drug trafficking. For the fiscal year beginning in October, the United States has budgeted a donation of 130 million dollars for the countries of the region to execute their strategies against drug trafficking. This assistance is part of the cooperation provided through the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI), which emphasizes institutional support for law enforcement, development, and prevention, among other areas, Mora explained. The deputy assistant secretary acknowledged that the United States needs to put more effort into reducing drug use, as President Porfirio Lobo asked, although the U.S. official explained that the acquisition of hallucinogens in the U.S. has fallen by about 30 percent. By Dialogo May 22, 2012last_img read more

Center for Sustainability Solutions hosts art competition

Center for Sustainability Solutions hosts art competition

first_imgThe artwork competition is open to current undergraduate and graduate students. Students, who can work individually or as teams, must submit original artwork that represents the Center and its mission. Entries are due Oct. 25 and will then be judged by a committee of students, faculty and staff who work in the Center. “The person that will end up winning this art competition … will forever be linked with our center,” Bento said. “By creating the visual identity of the Center, you’re also helping and developing the brand and developing our own identity that can be used … around the world.” Locally, the Center hopes to follow in the footsteps of Los Angeles’s own Green New Deal, launched by Mayor Eric Garcetti in April 2019. Similarly President Carol Folt has also made sustainability a key-player in her plans for the University. However, according to center director Antonio Bento, a professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, plans are being made to address more global concerns. “While our work starts here, in L.A., we also understand that USC is a global institution,” Bento said. “We are launching sustainability solution hubs around the world so that we also help [countries like Beijing, Mexico City, Soa Paulo and Delhi] tackle their challenges.” “Historically, we may have not thought a lot about [Virtual Reality] as a mechanism for creating a solution, but it turns out that the arts are incredibly important because we need new ways for communicating the challenges that we’re facing,” Bento said. The Center, which officially opens next semester, is dedicated to educating students and working with local governments, industry, NGOs and regulatory agencies on solutions to environmental issues like climate change and air pollution.center_img The winner of the competition will receive $1,500 and their design will be used on the Center’s digital, print and physical media. From letterheads to statues, the competition’s winner will have a lasting impact on the Center’s history, according to Antoni Bento, director of the Center for Sustainability. Bento wants to create a strong sense of student involvement within the Center in an effort to make the campus aware of everyone’s role in working toward sustainability. He also hopes to encourage new and creative ways to tackle these issues. The new USC Center for Sustainability Solutions is hosting an artwork competition to involve students in creating its visual identity, which will appear on all Center materials.  Bento revealed that finalists for the competition will have an opportunity to explain their entries at a later event followed by a live vote that will decide the three semi-finalists. The top three will then be able to make adjustments to their logo based on the Center’s comments. last_img read more