Arsenal join Leicester and Newcastle in hunt for Brentford winger Said Benrahma

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 7 Feb 2020 8:04 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Comment Said Benrahma is attracting Premier League interest (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are keeping tabs on Brentford winger Said Benrahma, with Leicester City and Newcastle United also holding an interest in the Championship star.The 24-year-old has caught the eye for the Bees since signing from French Ligue 2 side Chateauroux in 2018.He scored 10 league goals last season and has eight to his name this campaign as the London side battle for promotion to the Premier League.It seems that reaching the top flight would be the only way Brentford would keep hold of the Algeria international, with Premier League clubs circling for his signature.ADVERTISEMENTThe Sun reports that a fee of around £15m will be offered for the winger over the summer, which would represent a huge profit for Brentford, who paid just £1.5m for him two years ago.AdvertisementAdvertisementLeicester and Newcastle reportedly hold the firmest interest in Benrahma, but the Telegraph credit the Gunners as a club that admires his talents.Benrahma scored a hat-trick in Brentford’s 5-1 win over Hull last weekend, just days after the death of his father.Bees manager Thomas Frank hailed his star player’s commitment and quality after the emotional performance.‘We all know it’s very difficult when people lose a loved one. We gave him (Benrahma) all the time off that he needed to get his head in the right place,’ said the Danish boss.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‘It was a very nice tribute for his father. He’s had some emotional days but he said he wanted to play for his Dad and do the best he can.‘He was magnificent in his actions, his touches and of course scoring three goals. It was a fantastic performance from him.’Brentford are currently fifth in the Championship after the crushing victory over the Tigers boasting the best defence in the division, having conceded just 23 goals in 30 games.MORE: Arsenal consider move to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana on free transferMORE: Arsenal trying to convince Arsene Wenger to return to clubcenter_img Arsenal join Leicester and Newcastle in hunt for Brentford winger Said Benrahma Advertisementlast_img read more

Fraternity presidents reminded social ban stands

first_imgInterfraternity Council leadership reminded presidents during their annual retreat that last year’s social prohibition on The Row still stands, IFC President Pat Lauer said.Party off · The social prohibition placed on Interfraternity Council member fraternities remains from a string of events in 2010-2011. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanLauer reminded presidents of the ban at their retreat Aug. 6 and Aug. 7.“We heard from the administration that if there were any incidents like there were last year it would jeopardize having recruitment altogether,” Lauer said. “We all decided that we didn’t want that to happen.”What the university community has generally called “Pre-Rush” parties, which take place before recruitment, are not allowed this semester because they take place on weekday nights, prohibited by the current ban.Lauer said no exact date had been set to lift the ban, nor had specific provisions for lifting the ban been set. He said he heard that the ban would be lifted around the first week of September.“We’re still working with the vice president’s office to see what we have to do on our part to ensure that social events are safe,” Lauer said. “We want to start the first weeks off with no alcoholic incidents.”Vice President of Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson placed The Row on social prohibition in April for the second time during the 2010-2011 school year after several negative events took place within the Greek community.Last year, a misogynistic email sent on the Kappa Sigma fraternity listserv and photos of a suspended Kappa Sigma appearing to have sex on a USC rooftop spread virally.The Row was first shut down Aug. 30, after 16 IFC chapters were cited for prohibited parties. Eight students were taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning.The ban was lifted two weeks later after all 16 fraternities met with the Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards committee and agreed to enforce rules that had been violated that Monday.Fraternities agreed not to let alcoholic beverages outside the house, have large groups of people congregate or play loud music. Sorority presidents signed a letter about preventing irresponsible drinking.last_img read more

Annenberg hosts high school students

first_imgOn Friday, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted High School Journalism Day, inviting 115 high school students from nine different high schools in the Los Angeles area.The biannual event, which is in its fourth year, began as an initiative of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in collaboration with Jaime Carias, the Annenberg Civic Engagement Coordinator. The event has expanded to include the National Association for Black Journalists and the Annenberg Latino Student Association.The agenda included an introduction by Willow Bay, the director of Annenberg, a keynote speech by KABC-TV news anchor and USC alum Marc Brown, and a variety of smaller workshops on a plethora of journalism and communication techniques.Barbara Estrada, a senior studying broadcast and digital journalism, is the founder and former president of the USC NAHJ.“After establishing NAHJ, I thought, ‘OK, we need to give back,’” Estrada said. “It’s a great way for us to get to know our community and the South L.A. communities.”Estrada helped to lead a workshop called “The Power of Social Media Storytelling,” with Dimelo, a media organization started at Annenberg for Latino audiences.Carias credited Estrada with the idea for High School Journalism Day and is thrilled with the program’s continued growth and sustainability.“We are able to expose youth to media and journalism and have them go home knowing it’s possible for them to pursue a career in media,” Carias said. “A lot of students are from two miles away, but they’ve never stepped foot on campus. To expose them to what we do at Annenberg and to see them walk into our TV studio and say ‘Wow,’ is really meaningful to me.’”Nicole Slack, a high school senior from Dorsey High School, is now considering majoring in journalism after touring the Annenberg Media Center.“I had taken a filmmaking class, but I didn’t know about how much time radio or broadcasting took,” Slack said. “I didn’t know anything about how the marketing works. I felt like today I got more inside knowledge about everything that goes into journalism.”Alan Mittelstaedt, associate professor of professional practice of journalism, led a workshop called “Journalism Starts with You” in conjunction with Noorhan Maamoon, a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. They emphasized the accessibility of journalism in the age of technology.“If you don’t feel completely comfortable practicing journalism, that’s okay,” Mittelstaedt said. “Our job is to push you out of your comfort zone.”At the end of the presentation, Mittelstaedt gave students the opportunity to submit a piece to him about the impact of President Donald Trump’s policies in their community.“Toward the end of the presentation, there is usually a half dozen students who tell really compelling stories about things going on in their communities, and I say, ‘You’ve got to write about that,’” Mittelstaedt said.April Barrillas, a high school senior Manual Arts High School, serves as editor-in-chief of her school newspaper. She hopes to study zoology and wildlife in college, but would like to to use the journalistic skills she has learned later in her life.“I want to tell people about how their actions affect the community and how we’re destroying animal habitats. I believe people should know more about it,” Barrillas said. “I wasn’t initially interested in [journalism] but now I’m in it, I understand all the research and interviews that go into a story.”last_img read more