Minor sanctions for Tyagi-Lachman ticket

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government Elections Commission determined that presidential candidate Monish Tyagi  committed a minor violation of the elections code by having campaign materials present where alcohol was consumed or present. Tyagi and running mate Logan Lachman will be not be allowed to wear their campaign T-shirts for one hour today.Rock the vote · Steven Ilami, a freshman majoring in computer science, and Anatashia Lewis, a senior majoring in public relations, cast their votes. – Cory Sanford | Daily Trojan “The Tyagi-Lachman campaign was found in violation of wearing campaign material in an unapproved location,” said Barb Solish, the USG Elections Commission chair. “However, the commission determined the intent of both the code and the candidates as well as circumstance warranted a minor sanction.”Tyagi and Lachman will not be allowed to wear their campaign T-shirts today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.Vice presidential candidate Rohan Mehra, who is running with Alex Fadil, filed the formal complaint against Tyagi on Monday.The complaint included two photos that show Tyagi wearing a campaign shirt at a nighttime event with a DJ in the background. The complaint suggested alcohol could have been present, given the setting of the photo.“The intention of the rule is to not to use alcohol in a way to promote or entice people into your campaign in any way,” Tyagi said. “In the code it states that alcohol may not be used at any campaign events, and I think it’s very clear that this was not a campaign event.”All three presidential tickets confirmed that they agreed before the election to discuss such allegations with each other before filing any complaints.Mehra said no malice was intended in filing the complaint.“Traditions is a bar that serves alcohol,” Mehra said. “Everyone would agree that it’s unfair to campaign in an alcoholic venue. We were just figuring out if campaigning was going on or if it was an accident.”Current USG President Chris Cheng, whose campaign was sanctioned last year for using an e-mail listserve last year, said the charges are part of the learning experience of running a campaign.“It taught us that keeping track of details really helped us out in running our administration to keep an eye out for the rules and to make sure that everything went according to protocol,” Cheng said. “It helped us know now to make things run smoothly this year.”For more coverage on the 2011 USG elections, click here.last_img read more

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Josephine Orji Caps Team Nigeria’s Brilliant Outing with Powerlifting Gold

first_imgRIO 2016 PARALYMPICSDuro IkhazuagbeNigerian power-lifter, Josephine Orji, last night shattered the World Record of the women’s -+86kg power-lifting event at the ongoing 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio, Brazil with a lift of 154kg to win the gold medal. The gold medal is Nigeria’s 8th at the 2016 Paralympics. Team Nigeria is comfortably seated in the 10th position on the overall medals table with 8 gold, 2 silver and one bronze.Poland’s Marzena Zieba who finished with 134kg settled for the silver finished while Holland’s Melaica Tuinfort got the consolatory bronze with her best lift of 130kg in the +86kg category.Orji’s performance yesterday capped the brilliant performance of Team Nigeria’s special athletes at the Games. The swashbuckling fair complexioned Nigerian lady who was sure of her capability opted to enter the battle with the other competitors on a frightening scale.She entered the contest with 151kg lift, a weight that was far beyond the capacity of any other competitor in her category.The only other lifter who came close to her effrontery, Egypt’s Nadya Ali failed in all her three attempts to lift 145kg.With the gold already in the kitty, Orji now set her mind at taking the World Record. Twice she failed to lift the 154kg but buoyed on by her vociferous teammates and Technical Adviser, Areh Feyisetan, Orji dug deep into her inner strength in the third attempt to surmount the obstacle and pocket the World Record.Her attempt at lifting 160kg was a mission impossible but was however consoled with climbing the podium for the precious gold and a world record to butt.Earlier in the day, Flora Ugwunwa had won the Women’s Javelin Throw – F53/54 event.With a throw of 20.25m, Ugwunwa set a new world record to beat Tunisia’s Hania Aidi and South Africa’s Ntombizanele Situ to second and third places respectively.Petit Lauritta Onye won Nigeria’s other track and field gold in the Shot Put event.Competing in the women’s shot put f40 event on the Day-four of the Rio Paralympics, Onye first heaved 7.83m that saw her break her world record of 7.72m set at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar in 2015.Her second throw was 7.54m. She however went one centimeter further on her third attempt.Onye’s fourth attempt of 8.40m sent Team Nigeria camp into jubilation mood as it secured the fifth gold medal for the country.Onye’s medal is Nigeria’s seventh at the Rio Paralympic Games.Ndidi Nwosu defeated the defending champion to win women’s -73kg Powerlifting event gold medalNwosu was set for the bronze medal before she stepped up in her very last attempt, lifting 140kg to equal the Paralympics Record (PR) and usurp France’s Souhad Ghazouani for the gold.Another Nigerian, Bose Omolayo broke her own World Record (WR) and set a new one of 138kg to win gold medal.Earlier at the weekend, Team Nigeria’s captain, Lucy Ejike, broke the Paralympic and world record three successive times, to win the women’s -61kg event in power-lifting. Her successful attempt at 136.kg on Sunday set a new Paralympic record and world record.Ejike went on to set a bigger mark of 138kg, before lifting a massive 142kg.Another power-lifter, Paul Kehinde, had earlier at the weekend given Team Nigeria her second gold medal of the Games. Kehinde in the -65kg men’s category, lifted 218kg to beat his rivals to the gold medal.His gold came after Roland Ezuruike had on Friday won Nigeria’s first gold in Rio, also in power-lifting.China’s Peng Hu (200kg) finished second, while Egypt’s Shaaban Ibrahim (193kg) won the bronze medal.Latifat Tijani won silver in the women’s power-lifting -45kg on Friday, with Esther Oyema adding another silver in the women’s power-lifting -55kg category on Saturday.Team Nigeria’s eight gold, two silver and one bronze medals so far has better the Sydney 2000 Paralympics all-time haul of seven gold, one silver and five bronze medals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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