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Trojans face Matadors in home opener

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan The USC men’s basketball team will attempt to bounce back from its season-opening loss to Utah State as it returns to the Galen Center tonight for the first home game of head coach Andy Enfield’s USC career against Cal State Northridge at 8 p.m.Rise up · USC senior guard J.T. Terrell scored 20 points on eight-for-17 shooting in the team’s 78-65 season-opening loss to Utah State on Friday. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (0-1) were outlasted by an experienced Utah State team in their season opener, as the Aggies (1-0) pulled away in the second half to secure a 78-65 win in Enfield’s debut. Utah State’s Preston Medlin, who led the team in scoring last season, scored 17 points as one of  four Aggies in double-digits. USU led 40-33 at the half and pulled off runs of 16-5 and 9-0 to jump out to a 65-44 lead and earn the victory.Senior guard J.T. Terrell led all scorers with 20 points. Junior guard Byron Wesley added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while senior center Omar Oraby finished with 15 points and 9 rebounds.Cal State Northridge (1-0) finished 14-17 last season, along with a 5-13 record in conference play to finish ninth in the Big West conference. The Matadors started the season 6-0 but were unable to keep that momentum up throughout the year, missing out on an NCAA Tournament berth for the fourth straight season. Guard Stephan Hicks led the team with 15.7 points per game and added 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. Forward Stephen Maxwell averaged 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game last season while playing in all 31 games, and guard Josh Greene had 14.5 points and 3.7 assists per game.The Matadors opened their season with an 86-74 win over Hope International. Maxwell led the team with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Hicks contributed 20 points and 9 rebounds.The last time these two teams faced off was Nov. 11, 2011 at the Galen Center, which resulted in a 66-59 win for the Trojans. Former players Aaron Fuller and Dewayne Dedmon led the scoring attack with 16 points each, while former guard Maurice Jones scored eight of USC’s final 12 points to keep the Matadors from overcoming a 13-point deficit. Hicks led the Matadors with 16 points. Wesley, the only player remaining from the team that participated in that game, played 33 minutes and had five points and eight rebounds.USC leads the all-time series against CSUN 5-1. The only blemish was an 81-76 overtime loss to start the 2005-2006 season. Tonight’s game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

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Algeria are African football champions

first_imgFor Senegal, who lost to Algeria by the same scoreline in the group stage, the long wait for a first continental crown goes on as coach Aliou Cisse, the captain of the 2002 runners-up, again fell short in the final.It was the first title-decider to feature two African coaches since 1998, with Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi completing a whirlwind 12 months at the helm after inheriting a side that failed to make it out of the group stage two years ago.“Without the players I am nothing. They are the main ones. I suppose the staff played its part in guiding the players but they applied the instructions incredibly well,” said Belmadi.With defensive rock Kalidou Koulibaly suspended for Senegal, Salif Sane deputised at the back and Ismaila Sarr was recalled in attack, while Belmadi kept faith in the same side that overcame Nigeria with an injury-time free-kick from Riyad Mahrez.Senegal had understandably feared the absence of Napoli star Koulibaly, banned after two bookings in the knockout rounds, although the towering Sane was desperately unlucky as Algeria grabbed the lead with scarcely a minute played.As Bounedjah took aim from 20 yards his effort smacked off Sane and arced high into the air before dropping underneath the crossbar and beyond a static Gomis, sparking delirious celebrations from both players and fans, some of whom arrived for the final on military planes provided by the Algerian government.– Half-time skirmish –It was the first time Gomis had conceded in almost 400 minutes in Egypt having replaced the injured Edouard Mendy ahead of Senegal’s final group game.Henri Saivet, who missed a penalty in the 1-0 victory over Tunisia, tried to catch Mbohli out with a free-kick while Mbaye Niang fizzed a powerful drive just over as Senegal gradually showed signs of life before the half ended with both sets of players embroiled in a scuffle as they headed for the tunnel.Senegal thought they had won a penalty on the hour when Cameroonian referee Alioum Alioum pointed to the spot for a suspected handball by Adlene Guedioura, but the official reversed his decision after a VAR review.Niang rounded an advancing Mbohli after a searching ball through from Cheikhou Kouyate but the forward sliced wide of the target from a tough angle, with the Algeria ‘keeper then acrobatically tipping over a rasping drive from Youssouf Sabaly.The Desert Foxes started to look jaded as Senegal brought on fresh legs in Krepin Diatta and Mbaye Diagne, but Youcef Belaili nearly made it 2-0 when his cross brushed the head of a defender and skimmed the roof of the net.Sarr blazed over on the volley as Algeria clung on to their advantage in the closing minutes, the final whistle greeted by an outpouring of raw emotion as the North Africans emerged worthy winners of the expanded 24-team event.Senegal (4-3-3)Alfred Gomis; Lamine Gassama, Cheikhou Kouyate (capt), Salif Sane, Youssouf Sabaly; Idrissa Gueye, Badou Ndiaye, Henri Saivet; Ismaila Sarr, Sadio Mane, Mbaye NiangCoach: Aliou Cisse (SEN)Algeria (4-4-2)Rais Mbolhi; Mehdi Zeffane, Aissa Mandi, Djamel Benlamri, Ramy Bensebaini; Adlene Guedioura, Sofiane Feghouli, Ismael Bennacer, Riyad Mahrez (capt); Youcef Belaili, Baghdad BounedjahCoach: Djamel Belmadi (ALG)Referee: Alioum Alioum (CMR)Complete list of coaches who have won the Africa Cup of Nations:1957 Egypt Mourad Fahmy1959 Egypt Pal Titkos (HUN)1962 Ethiopia Ydnekatchew Tessema1963 Ghana Charles Gyamfi Algeria’s forward Baghdad Bounedjah (1st-L) celebrates after scoring. PHOTO AFPFULL TIME: Algeria  1 (Baghdad Bounedja 2′)  Senegal  0Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane’s Senegal in Friday’s final in Cairo.Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, and it proved enough for the 1990 champions to lift the trophy on foreign soil for the first time.“It’s incredible. The win is for the whole country,” Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbohli told beIN Sports. “We have to thank (coach) Djamel Belmadi. The situation was tricky in the past before he arrived.”“It’s a bit hard to soak in right now but I think we’ll realise what we’ve done when we return home,” he added. 1965 Ghana Charles Gyamfi1968 Zaire Ferenc Csanadi (HUN)1970 Sudan Jirí Starosta (CZE)1972 Congo Adolphe Bibanzoulou1974 Zaire Blagoje Vidinic (SRB)1976 Morocco Gheorghe Mardarescu (ROM)1978 Ghana Fred Osam-Duodu1980 Nigeria Otto Gloria (BRA)1982 Ghana Charles Gyamfi1984 Cameroon Radivoje Ognjanovic (SRB)1986 Egypt Mike Smith (WAL)1988 Cameroon Claude le Roy (FRA)1990 Algeria Abdelhamid Kermali1992 I. Coast Yeo Martial1994 Nigeria Clemens Westerhof (NED)1996 S. Africa Clive Barker1998 Egypt Mahmoud el-Gohary2000 Cameroon Pierre Lechantre (FRA)2002 Cameroon Winfried Schaefer (GER)2004 Tunisia Roger Lemerre (FRA)2006 Egypt Hassan Shehata2008 Egypt Hassan Shehata2010 Egypt Hassan Shehata2012 Zambia Herve Renard (FRA)2013 Nigeria Stephen Keshi2015 I. Coast Herve Renard (FRA)2017 Cameroon Hugo Broos (BEL)2019: Algeria Djamel Belmadicenter_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Coronavirus Vaccine Study Expands to Include Older Americans

first_imgA U.S. study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine is being expanded to include older adults, the age group which is said to be most at risk from the new virus.The shot, which is being made by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., is now being tested in healthy young and middle-aged adults in the Seattle and Atlanta areas.Moderna announced on Thursday that the study is expanding to include older adults. They are being divided into two age groups – 51 to 70 and those over 70.NIH said it is seeking 60 older adults, in order to have 105 people in the initial phase.Additionally, Moderna also announced that it has received funding from the U.S. government to expedite development of the shot code-named mRNA-1273.Earlier this week, NIH infectious disease chief Dr. Anthony Fauci said the safety study showed “no red flags,” and that he hoped the next testing phase could begin around June.The NIH’s shot is one of three leading candidates in the international search for a COVID-19 vaccine.A possible vaccine made by CanSino Biologics is now in the second phase of testing in China. Meanwhile, another potential option, made by Inovio Pharmaceuticals, began its first U.S. study last week and received funding to begin similar test vaccinations in South Korea.last_img read more

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Six Pack for Selkirk — BCCAA denies college application

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s definitely a step back for the athletic program at Selkirk College.The Castlegar campus athletic department has had its application for dispensation denied by the British Columbia Colleges’ Athletic Association (BCCAA) Executive.The college wanted the BCCAA executive to allow only the women’s volleyball team to participate during the 2010-11 season.The application was made after it was realized that the men’s team could not fulfill its league requirements as some of the men’s student athletes could not fully commit to the BCCAA league schedule. However, the request was denied due to the fact that league schedules are based on both genders traveling and competing at the same time. “This was a tough decision for all parties,” said Athletic Director Kim Verigin. “The good side to all of this is that Selkirk College is still a member of the BCCAA and the Executive is very supportive of our situation.” The BCCAA league Executive Committee recommended that Selkirk College play an exhibition season and use the year to rebuild the program. “The men’s and women’s teams will continue to operate with regular weekly practices,” explained Verigin. “We are currently working to confirm a competitive exhibition schedule for 2010-11 and we will continue to support the student-athletes and coaches who have committed to both programs.” Overlaying this issue, declining enrolment in volleyball programs in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions and a changing dynamic within the BCCAA league has made it difficult for smaller colleges like Selkirk to recruit student-athletes and stay competitive. Many BCCAA institutions are in transition to make the jump to Canada West (Canadian Interuniversity Sport)—the highest level of intercollegiate sport available in Canada. “We are hopeful that this year will be a positive turning point for the volleyball program,” said Verigin.  “But, we are not certain. We are going to have to work hard and see what the future will bring.”Currently there is no senior boy’s team at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.The only real volleyball program is run at Mount Sentinel where the South Slocan school continually puts competitive teams on the floor that competes not only locally but [email protected]last_img read more

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GRADE I WINNERS BEHOLDER AND WARREN’S VENEDA FINALLY MEET IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 ADORATION STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 10, 2015)–Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares, three year olds and up has attracted a field of seven competitive older females, but maybe none more so than the two everyone will be trying to beat.Grade I winner’s Beholder and Warren’s Veneda head the Adoration and will be meeting for the first time in their illustrious careers. Though both were slated to run in the Grade I Vanity May 9, Beholder was scratched when she came up with a fever a few days prior, while Warren’s Veneda ran a disappointing third as the 1-10 favorite.Trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder was Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly in 2012 and 3-year-old filly in 2013. Beholder, who has six Grade I wins, which include the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in 2013, has started only once this year but her 3 ¾ length win in the Santa Lucia Stakes on April 10 resulted in regular rider Gary Stevens saying, “she’s the best filly I’ve ever sat on and I’m not sure she’s not the best horse I’ve ever ridden.”Owned by Spendthrift Farms’ B. Wayne Hughes, the 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes out of the Tricky Creek mare, Leslie’s Lady. Beholder, back on the work-tab since May 21, has since turned in three strong drills leading into the Adoration including a bullet move on May 27 (six furlongs in 1:11.20).Beholder is 16-11-3-0 overall with earnings of $3,416,600.Trained by Craig Lewis and owned and bred in California by Benjamin C. Warren, Warren’s Veneda comes into the Adoration off a third place effort in the Grade I Vanity May 9, beaten one length. Warren’s Veneda began the year with a bang winning three in-a-row beginning with the Paseana Stakes Jan. 11. She followed that with her first Grade II win in the Santa Maria Feb. 14 and the 5-year-old mare became a Grade I winner in the Santa Margarita on March 14.By Affirmative out of the Flying Continental mare More Cal Bread, Warren’s Veneda is 23-8-3-6 overall with earnings of $863,612. She will retain the services of Tyler Baze who has been up for her last seven races.The complete field for the Adoration Stakes to be run as the 8th race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: My Monet, Gonzalo Nicolas, 119; Grandiose Tactics, Drayden Van Dyke, 119; Cast in Silver, Flavien Prat, 119; Beholder, Gary Stevens, 121; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 124; Wild in the Saddle, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Oscar Party, Santiago Gonzalez, 119.                 The first post on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.–30–last_img read more

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How To Motivate Your Dream Client to Take Action

first_imgThe current thinking on sales is that your client is either unaware of the need to change or already motivated to change, something we might have described as either dissatisfied or satisfied. Naturally, salespeople prefer their dream clients be good and discontented, as it reduces the difficulty of making a sale.A lot of sales strategies developed over the last decade have started with the premise is that your dream client is not likely to be dissatisfied and requires help in understanding their world and the better results available to them. Rather than view the state as binary, it’s better thought of as a continuum. For our purposes here, I am going to use four points along a path from content to dissatisfied.ObliviousThese prospects are wholly unaware that they should be dissatisfied and are not the least bit concerned about their results or their future. They aren’t aware of the forces that should be causing them to change, and because they are unconcerned, they hold the most dangerous position possible: business as usual.It takes time and effort to help bring the awareness to prospects who are oblivious, and they don’t often greet your attempts to wake them with anything that resembles gratitude. Sometimes you will be greeted with contempt for shining a light on areas of their business they’d prefer not to look at, as doing so would require them to change.Your business acumen and situational knowledge have to increase both awareness and concern to create an opportunity to explore change.Aware, Not ConcernedI once had a client that was aware that what they were doing was wrong, and no matter how much I shared with them about how awful their future was going to be unless they changed, I couldn’t compel them to do what they needed to do to help themselves until it was too late. After three years of making the case and sharing the changes they needed to make, the bottom fell out of their business—despite my persistence.Some of your prospects will know their world is changing without being concerned enough to take action. In some cases, they don’t believe anything can harm their business and that what impacts others will not damage their results. Others will avoid concern because of politics, lack of will to make a change or lack of knowledge around making that change. A few will prefer to hand the future challenges over to their successor, riding out their time.Here your insights, ideas, and business acumen must be deployed in increasing concern to create an opportunity.Aware, ConcernedA good portion of your prospects and dream clients are going to be highly engaged in their business and both aware of the changes that should be causing them to change and concerned about what it means for their business. These prospects are already awake and turned on, and because this is true, the goal of sharing insights and ideas needs to shift from creating awareness and concern to proving you have the subject matter expertise to help them explore change and determine how they should change (for more on Exploring Change, see The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales).No more pushy sales tactics. The Lost Art of Closing shows you how to proactively lead your customer and close your sales. One might assume that your dream clients at this stage are easier to win because they are already aware and concerned. I would that were true, but it is not. It’s more difficult for your dream clients to make change in their organization, and because complex sales require some level of consensus, it takes more time and effort. If you are working on a competitive displacement (i.e., stealing a customer from your competitor), it’s even more difficult.Here you have to explore change, compel action, and build consensus.Motivated to ChangeOccasionally, the stars align in your favor and you come across a prospective client who is aware they need to change and highly motivated to do so. In the modern age of sales, we do so little prospecting that we rarely find these opportunities, especially when one suffers from the belief that they can rely on inbound and that their competitors have their dream clients locked down forever, something that, given a long enough timeline and persistence, is always proven to be false.Even when the stars align, you still have to do the difficult work of selling—and creating a preference to work with you, your company, and your solution. Your insights and ideas need to position you as the right partner to help your dream client move from their current state to a better future state.It can be tempting to try to approach these prospects by making the case that you are the right partner, but you are better proving that you are the right partner by helping them design and envision that future, providing a roadmap of how to achieve that better future, and helping them make the internal sale.If you want to motivate your dream client to take action, it is helpful to match your approach to what they need from you to do so. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Perasol wants Fighting Maroons to be accountable after latest loss

first_imgUP head coach Bo Perasol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines head coach Bo Perasol is fed up with his team’s struggles. The Fighting Maroons have been on a free-fall since their 3-1 start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament losing five of their last six matches to drop to 4-6.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 And that was the one thing the Fighting Maroons failed to do.Pasaol punished UP with 32 points, outscoring the whole UP starting five who scored a measly 17 points, on top of 13 rebounds.“Actually, he was our emphasis the past few games, we got lapses in the beginning on what we wanted to do and in fact he was the emphasis of our defense,” said Perasol in Filipino. “But he made those three-point shots so he really had a boost of confidence.” Pasaol made five 3-pointers against UP, and none bigger than the one he drilled that gave UE a 68-58 lead with 2:49 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP “It’s really tiring when you lose and you don’t see any accountability from your players,” said Perasol Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre after losing to University of the East, 73-64.With the loss, the Fighting Maroons fell out of the top four and are now a full game behind the Tamaraws in the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I wanted them to feel that when you lose a game you have to be accountable, you have to own up to the chances given to you. That’s the point of character building I wanted to share with my players because it’s now always about the wins and the losses.”UP’s game plan focused on slowing down UE’s Alvin Pasaol who has been on a tear the past four games averaging 33 points. View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 15 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READlast_img read more

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ONGC: Recruitment of Graduate Trainees

first_imgOil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) is looking for young Geo-scientists, Engineers, MBAs, and CAs/ICWAs with bright academic record to join the organization as Class-I executive (E-1) in the following disciplines – Geology, Geophysics, Reservoir, Chemistry, Programming, Production, Drilling, Cementing, Mechanical, Electrical, E&T, Instrumentation, Civil, Transport, Finance, HR, Materials Management, Medical & Security.The online registration to apply for the same began on August 4, 2012 and the last date to apply is August 26, 2012. The All India written test is scheduled for October 7, 2012.The pay scale will be in the grade of Rs. 24,900 – Rs 50,500 with an increment of 3% per year.Selection will be based on a written test, physical tests and a personal interview.For more details, click herelast_img read more

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Marty Stuart Talks To MusiCares About Late Night Jam

first_imgMarty Stuart, a five-time GRAMMY-winning country music singer/songwriter, has hosted his Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium for MusiCares in Nashville, Tenn., since 2001.MusiCares recently sat down and talked to the legendary country star to talk about the event.You’ve been a longtime supporter of MusiCares; can you describe why you feel so strongly about MusiCares?Well, the stories come from our time working together with MusiCares. One experience is when the flood hit Nashville in 2010. I cannot think of a greater example of a natural disaster, wiping so many people out — whether it’s no rent due to lost gigs, losing instruments, jobs, buildings, or homes. I know for a fact that MusiCares was at the forefront of providing vital and immediate help to people in our industry who needed assistance. You can’t ask for a greater example than that.How have you seen MusiCares help those in need?Everybody thinks that since we sing, have records and are on TV, that everybody has a lot of money. There was an old country music hero of mine [who] gave and gave during the good years of his life. He came off the road, got old and diabetes set in. He lost a leg and that was unthinkable, but he weathered through. He began receiving rehab and then the unimaginable happened: he lost the other leg. After another round of hell, he finally got home and the first round of prescriptions was $4,500. I remember calling you and, in less than a week, he had his medicine.Another thing that happens from time to time is drugs and alcohol take over and that’s a hell that I understand. It was a part of my life for a long time. Sometimes we get too close to the fire and we don’t know how to get out and we have to go to the side and ask for help. I know so many instances when MusiCares has been that entity that stepped up and confidentially took care of people and their situations. The bottom line [is], MusiCares saves lives.What inspired you to create the Late Night Jam?The great truth of the matter is, CMA Week, which used to be fan fair, the first one I was ever a part of was in 1973. When the show moved, things changed. At the time when I started my band, the Fabulous Superlatives, we didn’t have a record deal for a brief period of time, which meant we couldn’t play the big stage. I thought, “Well, I’ve been a part of this since 1973 and I don’t want to be relegated to a lesser stage because I don’t have a hit at the moment,” so I thought, “We have to go beyond this.” So, Tony Conway helped me approach the Ryman Auditorium and we set up the first Late Night Jam 13 years ago.To date, through the Late Night Jam, you’ve raised more than $200,000 for MusiCares to support our emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery programs. How does that make you feel?It makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing. As entertainers and creative people, we are so blessed and we have so many gifts at our disposal and to be able to give a little part of that back is the bottom line.I was pumping gas recently and some guy came up and shook my hand — he knew I hosted the Late Night Jam annually. He said to me, “MusiCares saved my life and I thank you for all you do for them.” I replied, “That’s what we do and it’s what we are supposed to do.” So, doesn’t that say it all right there? It’s like the old mission — if you’ve helped one soul, it’s been worth the whole journey.To read the full interview, visit Grammy.org.last_img read more

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New Brunswick Green party offers plan to address heavy student debt loads

first_imgFREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s Green party is pledging to help ease the debts of university and college students if the Greens form government.Leader David Coon says New Brunswick graduates carry student debts that are 50 per cent higher than the national average.He says that debt load is preventing graduates from accessing capital to buy homes, start businesses.Coon says his party commits to the long-term goal of universal, free tuition in the province’s post-secondary institutions.He says they would also eliminate interest on provincial student loans, as has been done in neighbouring Nova Scotia.Coon says a Green government would also reinstate the tuition rebate program for recent graduates.last_img read more