USC aims to offer affordable parking permits for students

first_imgFollow us on Twitter @dailytrojan USC Transportation is striving to make more parking spaces available at a reasonable price for students, faculty and guests.People who do purchase a permit are faced with a cost as low as $58.50 to as high as $414 per semester, all which are relative to the parking structure and whether the driver is in a motorcycle or a car.Each semester is roughly four and a half months, meaning the monthly rate falls between $13 to $92. If a driver uses his or her car at least five times per month, the driver’s monthly permit is probably less expensive than paying to park on a daily basis.USC Transportation Associate Director of Operations David Donovan explained the logistics.“We have eight parking structures and numerous open-air surface lots across both campuses, as well as garage parking and surface lots associated with USC Housing facilities. There are around 15,000 spaces available,” Donovan said.Donovan also addressed how USC keeps permit rates as low as they can, while still contributing to the University-approved budget.“We operate on a zero-based budget system; we can only spend what we generate in revenue in a given fiscal year,” Donovan said.For those students who live off campus in an apartment, most of those complexes provide deals for car parking.Last year, the apartment complex Lorenzo had promotions for free parking if students signed a lease with them at certain times of the year.Rachel Erickson, a senior majoring in global health, lives in Chez Ronnee, which had two parking spots included in the rent. Erickson said if she and her roommates needed more than two spaces, she would be reluctant to look into street parking.“I know many people who’ve been towed or had the car vandalized on the street,” Erickson said.Others avoid street parking because it can be hard to find. Commuter Kaeli Flaczinski, a senior majoring in astronautical engineering, pays $414 per semester for a parking permit.“It is insane to find a parking spot on the street,” Flaczinski said. “I do not necessarily mean [the permit] is worth it.”Donovan mentioned how accommodating USC has been for students commuting to campus.“Commuter students who bring their vehicles to campus have the same privileges residential students do,” Donovan said. “Students who use alternate forms of transit are supported by our various alternate commuting options, including carpool and vanpool programs, subsidies for discounted Metro permits and partnerships with programs like Zimride and Zipcar.”The hassle of finding parking off campus is one reason students are buying parking permits for on-campus parking.“If I had all the time in the world to search for street parking, I would, but honestly it’s just easier to have a set place to park that I’ve already paid for,” Erickson said.last_img read more

AFN Postpones Annual General Congress

first_imgThe Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has postponed its annual general congress earlier scheduled to hold on Thursday December 4, 2019 in Awka,Anambra State.In a letter dated Friday November 22,2019 and signed by its Secretary General, Prince Adisa Adeniyi Beyioku and addressed to all states athletics association, the AFN said it was constrained by circumstances beyond its control to postpone the congress.”On behalf of the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, I am directed to inform you of the postponement of the annual general congress earlier scheduled for 4th December, 2019 in Awka,Anambra State due to circmstances beyond our control,” read the letter to the states titled :Re-Invitation To Attend Annual General Congress of Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN. The AFN further informed the stakeholders that a new date will be communicated to the state associations and regretted the inconveniences the postponement may have caused.It was however gathered that the postponement may have been informed by the need to adhere to the letters of the constitution of the AFN and international best practice.A chairman of one of the state athletics associations in the South South region of Nigeria who preferred not to be named said at the weekend that many of the state athletics associations were shocked when they received the message for the December 4,2019 congress.“We knew for an annual general congress to be called,the AFN constitution stipulates a 60-day notice and the notice sent to us was dated November 5 which makes it just 29 days to the December 4 date,” said the member who expressed his gratitude to the AFN for correcting its own mistake.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Timberwolves injury updates: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague, Robert Covington out for rest of season

first_imgCovington, on the other hand, has missed the Timberwolves’ last 34 games to a right knee bone bruise he initially suffered Dec. 31. He was preparing to rejoin the team, but faced a setback and will need more treatment before he can return. The Timberwolves enter Thursday’s game against the Hornets with a 32-39 record, sitting 10th in the Western Conference and 9 1/2 games back from the eighth-place Thunder. Rose has been dealing with elbow pain, forcing him to miss the team’s last four games due to soreness and swelling. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed a “chip fracture and loose body” in his elbow.  NBA wrap: Joel Embiid leads 76ers to comeback win over Celtics Teague has also missed Minnesota’s last four games. However, he has been playing through a left foot injury that he suffered in December. He will be reevaluated in three weeks after receiving an injection to treat chronic inflammation. Teague will wear a boot as he recovers.  Related News The Timberwolves will be without three key players for their last 11 games of the season. Guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague, as well as forward Robert Covington, will miss the rest of the year due to their respective injuries, the team announced Thursday.last_img read more