The Daily Trojan had the opportunity to sit down with sophomore guard Elijah Stewart to get to know him and his teammates a little better. Stewart is currently averaging 10.1 points and 3.7 rebounds a game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field overall and 42.7 percent from behind the arc. Here’s what he had to say:Daily Trojan: What’s your favorite basketball memory?Elijah Stewart: My best basketball memory that I can tell is when my high school team went to Hawaii [for a tournament].DT: When was the first time you dunked?ES: In a game, ninth grade, and it was an and-one.DT: What’s your go-to dunk?ES: Classic windmill.DT: Who on the team is the best dancer?ES: Best dancer? Outside of me, probably Shaqquan [Aaron]. He knows his moves that don’t make him look awkward.DT: Best rapper?ES: Julian [Jacobs]. It’s not even close, he is by far the best.DT: Who is your favorite superhero?ES: I just started watching Young Justice, and they’re big on the sidekicks coming up, so Aqualad, because he’s the only black superhero, and also Green Arrow.DT: What is your spirit animal?ES: Peacock, they look so nice, but they don’t let you get close to them, and I don’t like people touching me. You can look from a distance, but you can’t touch.DT: But, you play basketball…?ES: Oh for sure, and if you notice, I try to avoid all types of contact.On a serious note, they say people have three faces, and basketball is just one of my faces.DT: What other sports could you play at USC?ES: I could definitely walk-on track. For sure, football as a wide receiver. Tennis, I don’t think I could walk-on to the tennis squad. I couldn’t play water polo. Water polo players are crazy, mad respect there. I could for sure get baseball too. Put me in left field though, I ain’t trying to get too much action on defense; I’m more of a hitter.DT: What is your favorite place you have visited?ES: Italy. It was for basketball, but the competition was pretty good, but not as developed as here.DT: What is your favorite place on campus?ES: Campus Center is cool. I like Ground Zero on Mondays because that’s Open Mic Night, and you can hear awkward stand-up comedy.DT: What is your favorite class?ES: Dance class over the summer. It was traditional dance; we focused on ballroom.DT: So you can take a girl out dancing?ES: No. But I do know the different kinds of ballroom dances, but I would need to refresh myself on the material.DT: What is your favorite food?ES: That’s a tough one. I love food. I am a food connoisseur. I would recommend Flossie’s. It’s somewhere around the Forum. It’s like soul food, Louisiana type food.DT: What is your favorite pro team?ES: WarriorsDT: Have you been a fan before this season?ES: Oh for sure, even when [Steph] Curry was out there rolling his ankles every game.DT: Who is your favorite basketball player?ES: Probably Curry because not just up on the court, but he’s a family man. He isn’t around doing any weird stuff.DT: What’s your ideal first date?ES: For sure, first date. I’m taking a girl to … Hold up, I really got to think about this. The first date, you don’t want to go sit down and eat; y’all don’t really know each other. That’s not really interactive. You don’t want to take them to the movies ’cause you don’t get to talk … Like what did y’all do? You just sat next to each other for two hours. So I’m going to take you … We got to work on some team-building skills, so we’re about to go paintballing.
Dear Editor,Just when you think the PNC cannot come up with any more shenanigans to drag out the time for holding elections, their chief caretaker, chief plenarist Mr Granger, continues to show great contempt for the people of Guyana and the Constitution. Mr Granger has still not made a proclamation to enact elections and has not dissolved Parliament as required.Despite local protests and international calls for the proclamation of an election date, the chief caretaker, whose party has wilfully dragged out the process, seems delusional and now thinks the PPP will go to Parliament and sanitise all their wicked deeds. What’s wrong with these people? This man who has been violating the Constitution for nine months now and refusing to implement decisions of the highest courts can glibly lie that he has been in compliance with the Constitution.The Government is now illegal. In March the PNC said Cabinet had resigned and they were a “plenary.” Now, after the CCJ has ruled against them, the PNC said, “Cabinet has not resigned,” and they still meet as a Cabinet and carry on as usual. The PNC has now proven that they cannot be trusted with power. Will they leave office when defeated at the next election, or will they pull all these stunts of filing frivolous lawsuits to stay on indefinitely?Civil society must stand up now for Guyana. The international organisations must impose sanctions and bring on the pressure. If Caricom is going to remain silent, the new PPP Government must reexamine the usefulness of Caricom to Guyana.Also, Guyanese in Canada must lobby the Canadian Government to chime in on the illegality of the PNC regime.To the PNC – you have lost all those crossover votes that helped you win in 2015. You will not be trusted any more. While the PPP demitted office twice and can be trusted to act democratically, we understand that the PNC’s game is once they get in, they do not intend to get out. And that is dictatorship.Mr Granger has forever lost all goodwill and has demonised his party and people once again.Sincerely,Jerry Singh
The Committee on Judiciary and Gender, headed by Reps. J. Fonati Koffa and Julia F. Wiah, are reviewing a law to make same-sex marriage a criminal offense in Liberia.The proposed law is an act to amend the new Penal Code Chapter 14, Sub-chapter D and to add a New Section 14.80, making same-sex sexual practices a criminal offense.The amended law received its first reading on Tuesday, November 12, 2018, during the 5th day sitting of the House of Representatives and was forwarded to the Joint Committee to report Tuesday, November 20, 2018.Lofa County lawmaker Representative Francis Nyumalin proffered the motion, which was amended by Representative Isaac Roland, that the Joint Committee should consider Same-Sex sexual practices as not only criminal but a first-degree felony – which is non-bailable and punished by imprisonment for life or for any term of not more than 10 years.Lofa County Representative Clarence Massaquoi, the proponent and sponsor of the amended law, said it is intended to preserve the African culture.However, the issue of same-sex marriage remains complex and controversial. It has raised human rights and constitutional law issues, as well as a lot of social, religious, moral and political questions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Tags: CAF Champions LeagueEl Merriekhvipers sc Twagiramukiza will be the center referee for the second leg in Kitende (Agency photo)CAIRO – The Confederation of African football (CAF) has appointed match officials for Vipers SC Champions league tie with Sudanese giants El Merreikh.The two sides will lock horns in Africa’s premier club competition’s preliminary round later this year, with the winner progressing to the final qualification phase.Algerian officials will be in charge of the first leg while a set from Rwanda will take control of the second leg.The Algerian officials to handle the game in Khartoum include, Aderazzek Arab who will be the center referee while Abbes Akram Zerhouni and Brahim El Hamiaoui Sid Ali are the first and second assistants respectively.The fourth official will be Mustafa Ghorbal also from Algeria while Youssouf Guedi Guireh from Djibouti and Yohannes Ghirmai from Eritrea will be Match commissioner and Referee’s assessor in that order.The first leg is slated for the weekend of next weekend.For the second leg that will take place on December 5th at St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende, four officials from Rwanda have been appointed while the match commissioner is from Zanzibar.Abdoul Karim Twagiramukiza will be the man in charge and will be assisted by Dieudonne Mutuyimana and Honore Simba.Mzee Zam Ali from Zanzibar will be the match commissioner.This is the second time Vipers are featuring in the CAF Champions league. In 2016, they were eliminated by Nigerian outfit-Enyimba, 2-1 on aggregate.After KCCA FC reached the group stages of the competition last season, Vipers will be confident they can achieve the same fate and in the process, become only the Ugandan second side in history to reach the last 16 under the revised format.Comments