UK infrastructure fund backed by NAPF completes first investment

first_imgThe investment was completed in conjunction with the Dalmore Capital Fund II.Michael Ryan, manager of both the Dalmore and PIP vehicles, said the PIP’s inaugural investment built on the firm’s “strong existing relationship” with Interserve.“We believe it demonstrates once again our ability to execute complicated deals and to partner with contractors and facilities managers for mutual benefit,” he said.Jonanne Segars, chief executive of the NAPF, added: “It is great news that the PIP has been able to make this investment into low risk, index-linked investments so quickly after reaching first close.”The acquisition comes a few months after IPE reported that three of the platforms’ 10 founding investors had decided to withdraw their support for the undertaking.The London Pensions Fund Authority and BAE Systems cited displeasure with the platform’s risk/return profile as the reason for pulling out, while the BT Pension Scheme said it desired to continue with its own direct infrastructure investment programme. The UK’s Pension Infrastructure Platform (PIP) has completed its first investment, acquiring part of a nearly 50% stake in a holding company for private finance initiatives (PFIs).The PIP – which in February announced the launch of its first, £260m fund following several years under development by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – bought part of a 49.9% stake from the pension fund for construction company Interserve.In a statement by Dalmore Capital, manager for the fund, it said that Interserve PFI Holding consisted of 13 assets, including schools, government accommodation and projects overseen by the UK’s Ministry of Defence.While the asking price for the assets was not disclosed, the Interserve pension fund acquired ownership of 19 PFI assets in late 2012, when the sponsor transferred a portfolio worth £55m to address an existing deficit.last_img read more

Antique’s indigenous people seek mobile registration of marriage, birth docs

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The indigenous people (IP)or the Ati community in Antique urged the Philippine Statistics Authority orthe municipal registrar to conduct a mobile registration for their members withno birth certificates or marriage contracts. She added the conduct of mobile registrationwith the support of the local government unit would be a big help. Antique has around 18,000 IPs composed mainlyof the Ati, the Iraynon-Bukidnon or the upland people, and the Cuyonin or minoritygroup from Cuyo island, Palawan who resettled in the province.(With a report from PNA/PN) Perlita Oyong, chairperson of the IPAssociation of Southern Antique and the Ati tribal leader in Barangay Tina,Hamtic town, said there are many Ati cultural minorities in Antique stillunregistered due to lack of money aside from other reasons. Around 2,000 children belonging to the IPAssociation of Southern Antique, whose members are mostly from the southernmosttowns of Anini-y to Sibalom, have no birth certificates yet. A good number ofthe 5,000-strong association has no marriage certificates. “The Ati couple would rather save their moneyfor their food than getting the Cenomar,” Oyong said. “There are some Ati with no marriagecertificates because of the documentary requirements they have to comply with,which they could not afford,” she said, adding that for instance, thecertificate of no marriage (Cenomar) has to be secured prior a civil marriage. “Many Ati in southern Antique are still notregistered with the local registrar,” Oyong said in local language.  The indigenous people or the Ati community in Antique urged the Philippine Statistics Authority or the municipal registrar to conduct a mobile registration for their members with no birth certificates or marriage contracts. PNAlast_img read more

Argos Breeze to Second Consecutive GSC Title

first_img Share Argos Breeze to Second Consecutive GSC Title April 23, 2007HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Fourth ranked West Florida continued their dominance through final round at the GSC Women’s Golf Championship. West Florida won by an astounding 44 strokes. Sarah Nicholson (Cedar Falls, Iowa / Cedar Falls HS) won her first tournament of the season. Four of the top five finishers were Argonauts.West Florida shot a 601 (297-304) for the tournament. Arkansas Tech was second with a 645 (322-323). Nicholson shot a 146, +2 (70-76) for a first place finish. She outlasted teammate Vicky Jackson (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. / Ft. Walton Beach HS) who shot a 150, +6 (72-78). Clara Fornella (Montevideo, Uruguay) was in contention throughout. She posted a 151, +7 (78-73) for a third place finish. Natalia Espinosa (Bogota, Colombia) shot a 155, +11 (77-78) for fifth place. Rachel Christ (Charlotte, N.C. / Univ. of Charlotte) contributed with a 165, +21 (88-77) for 14th place.The win marks the fourth team tournament title of the 2006-07 season. Nicholson is the second individual to medal. The Argos had a 24 shot lead after the first round. For detailed results and stats go to the women’s golf schedule page at goargos.com.The tournament was hosted by the par 72, 5,834 yard Hot Springs Country Club in Hot Springs, Ark. West Florida prepares for the NCAA II South Regional Championships on April 30 – May 2Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Local Sports Results For Monday (8-17)

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Golfers were victorious in a three-way match with Jennings County and Milan at Kelly’s Hidden Acres Golf Course in Milan. Batesville shot 174. Jennings County 195. And Milan incomplete.Emma Weiler was meet medalist with a 36. Madelyn Pohlman bettered here previous career best by 5 strokes shooting a 46. Other scores for Batesville were Josie Meyer 44 Tori Harpring 48. Rhea Miller 54. Chloe Murphy 57 Leadings Jennings County with a 40 was Sophia Curry. Leading Milan was Cami Prather with a 62.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.The Franklin County Lady Wildcats Soccer team played the East Central Trojans and lost to the more experienced team 11-0. The Trojans were regional semi-finalists in 2019 and proved to be equally as talented this year.The Wildcats pressured and defended hard against the relentless offense. Rookie Varsity Goal Keeper racked up 21 saves in her first 80 minutes of the varsity season. The Wildcats defensive line was anchored by Junior Claudia Mauntel and Senior Laura Edwards.Any offensive opportunities were a result of good combination play out of the mid-field. Sophomore Kamryn Dozier, Juniors Halee Barker, Kylee Gibson and Jordan Nichols had good possession.Seniors Ashley Mauntel, Kloe Bolos and Grace Kruthaupt played strong up top but couldn’t capitalize.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Cindy Adams.North Decatur Lady Chargers Varsity Volleyball team defeated The Eastern Hancock Lady Royals 25-23, 24,26, 25-14, 27-25. Energy was high throughout the game and the team came together to push through each set, battling back and forth with Eastern Hancock for points.Caroline Stapp and Hayley Gorrell tied with 18 kills each, followed by Madelyn Bohman with 16. Sami Luttel has 39 assists of 132 total sets for the night. Jenna Geis led blocking with 5 solos and Bohman with 3 solo blocks. Stapp lead the team in serving with 6 aces and 40 serve receive passes. The team had an overall serving average of almost 90% in play.Varsity is 1-0 to start the season and play at Union County on Tuesday.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.The St. Louis Lady Cardinals Volleyball team started their seasons off on the road at Milan.The 7th-grade game went into 3 sets. While we were unable to pull off the win we played an amazing 3 sets. Set 1 ended with Milan on top with a final score of 25-17, Set 2 was SLS with a final of 25-19, and set 3 went to Milan with a final of 15-8.Serving for SLS all with 7pts each Mimi Smith Ella King, and Campbell Miles, serving 2pts was Gina Grote, and bringing 1pt was Ava Hollins. Olivia Leising and Riley Seigel played some awesome defense. This group grew as game 1 progressed and came back from a 22-10 score to at one point to a 25-17 game. This group worked hard every play. Nice job ladies.The 8th-grade game fell to Milan in 2 sets. Final scores were 25-16 and 25-12.These ladies made some amazing plays and worked hard. For many, this was their first time taking a volleyball court so nerves played a huge role. Things are clicking and I look for a lot of growth with this group throughout our season. Nice job and way to never give up.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.The JCD Lady Eagles were in action last night with Switzerland County and Southwestern-Hanover. Switzerland County was the only team to field enough players for a team score, so they took the team win with a score of 259.Individual scoring was as follows:Jac-Cen-Del: Tracy McKittrick – 63; Ally Mosier – 68; Emma Wagner – 72.Southwestern – Hanover: Ellie – 52; Hannah – 62; Ximena – 65.Switzerland County: Hailey – 61; Lily – 63; Kenna – 69; Brooklyn – 71; Rori – 66.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Jason Walke.The Batesville High School girls’ volleyball season opened Monday, August 17th with a decisive win against South Ripley for both the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. The JV team won in two sets. The first game score was 25-16 and the second was 25-14. Isabelle (Belle) Westerfeld led the team with 4 kills and went 5 for 5 hitting! Isabelle Wonnell was 8 for 8 in serving and Kaylie Raver was 11 for 11 in serving. The Lady Bulldogs showed confidence and skill throughout the game and really worked well together.The varsity team won in three games. The first game’s score was 25-17. The second game’s final score was 25-11 and the third and final game was 26-24. Nikki Fox was a solid force tonight on defense. Her serve/receive was outstanding and a lot of fun to watch. She really gave the spectators their money’s worth! Cayman Werner showed her skill with some beautiful sets tonight. The leading hitter was Katherine Bedel who hit 9 out of 11 with 9 kills! In serving, Kylie Laker was a perfect 14 for 14 with 2 aces!The Lady Bulldogs will host Madison Consolidated on Tuesday, August 18th at 5:30 at the Batesville High School Gymnasium.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.The JCD Volleyball team came out with a 3-set win against Edinburgh on Monday 25-23, 25-15, 25-13.Overall it was an outstanding team win. They started a bit slow in the first set but once they were able to turn it on they never looked back. I was incredibly proud to see how much they have grown over the last couple of years their understanding of the game itself is becoming very evident. This is a group of young women who have an intense drive to get better every single game.Serving: Shaylee Volz 16/17 — 5 Aces; McKenzy Gray 11/12 — 4 Aces.Serve Recieve: Aundrea Cullen 28/28 — 2.18 Passer rating.Hitting: Emma Newhart 19/19 — 11 kills; Desiree Sparks 12/14 — 8 kills; McKenzy Gray 14/16 — 7 kills. Blocks: Desiree Sparks 1 Solo Block.Setting: Katelyn Wagner 46 attempts — 12 Assists; Emma Newhart 26 attempts — 12 assists.Digs: Aundrea Cullen 13; Shaylee Volz 11.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Cat Schmeltz.The EC Lady Trojans Volleyball team lost a tough non-conference battle to Greensburg with the scores of 25-15, 24-26, 26-24, 25-16 on Monday Night. ‘After losing a lot of core players last year, I wasn’t sure what to expect in this match. We didn’t get a chance to scrimmage all summer, so we used a different line-up in every set as we are still trying to get a feel for what works. Greensburg returned the majority of their varsity team, so we know going in that it was going to be a hard-fought battle if we wanted to get a win. While the scores don’t always show it, we played extremely hard and I’m pleasantly surprised with the level of play we performed at. The girls are still trying to get used to playing next to each other. We now have a baseline and can continue to build from there. I am proud of the girls for pushing themselves and never quitting. I look forward to the match-up again in October.  ‘ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.’   Varsity is now 0-1 on the season (0-0 EIAC). Next up: South Dearborn at home on Thursday. Varsity and freshman will start at 5, JV will follow varsity.last_img read more

McDermott ignores the doubters

Reading were bottom on Christmas Day but have since gone on a run that has seen them beaten only once in 2013 and last weekend’s 2-1 victory at home to Sunderland moved them two points clear of the relegation zone. “It is nothing about ‘told you so’,” he said. “You never get carried away and all we can do now is concentrate on our next game and try to do the best we can and get a result.” He went on: “We just try to work to the best of our ability and try to get a result on Saturday – nothing else matters. People will want instant success and every time you’re involved in something that is not easy you are going to have peaks and troughs and we have certainly had those in the last three years. “You just go through those, you always have a choice and you can keep going or give up and we never give up.” Stoke have an envious home record in the league so far this season with Chelsea the only side to pick up a win at the Britannia Stadium. McDermott is aware of the Potters’ home form but will still be looking to travel home on Saturday having picked up yet another positive result. He said: “They have lost one game in the league this season at the Britannia and every time you go there you know the fans are going to be vocal. “Tony has been doing this at this level now for a long time and has been very successful, he has been to a cup final and did well in the league and has a decent amount of points again so he knows what he is doing. “We have got to go there prepared and try and get the right result. We will see what the outcome is at five o’clock, we just want to be ready and make sure we are ready. We will see if we get three points or one point or no points.” Press Association Reading manager Brian McDermott is enjoying his side’s recent run of form but is not looking to prove anyone wrong by keeping the Royals in the Barclays Premier League against the odds. read more

Liverpool outclass Palace to go top

first_img Press Association Liverpool’s return to the top of the Premier League was confirmed by an impressive first-half performance which saw Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge steal the show in a 3-1 victory. The pair had dispelled suggestions they were not entirely compatible as a front two with all the goals in the 3-1 win at Sunderland last week. This was more of the same as they scored the Reds’ first two, which were followed by a Steven Gerrard penalty for his 99th Premier League goal, in another 3-1 success. It took the strike duo’s tally when both on the pitch at the same time to 16 goals, averaging a goal less than every 70 minutes. Individually their statistics are formidable, together they are devastating. Suarez has 19 goals in his last 22 games, while Sturridge has 19 in 24 games since joining in January, including eight in nine matches this season. Liverpool were up and running after 14 minutes when Victor Moses’ cross-field run delivered the ball to Suarez who instinctively rolled it into the path of the overlapping Jose Enrique. The Spaniard knew exactly what to do, getting to the byline and cutting back to Suarez, who improvised brilliantly as he fell to the ground under pressure from Jason Puncheon, hooking the ball home while on his way down on one knee. Within three minutes Liverpool had doubled their lead, with Suarez and Enrique playing a minor part this time. The Reds left-back tried to pick out the Uruguayan with a long pass out of defence and, with Adrian Mariappa coming out to challenge, the ball went over their heads and put Sturridge in one-on-one with Damien Delaney in the inside-left channel. Sturridge changed directions three times on his way into the penalty area, leaving his marker all at sea, with the final switch giving the England striker just enough room to fire an angled shot across Julian Speroni and inside the far post. Liverpool have never lost a Premier League home game having led by two goals, winning a remarkable 311 of 313 and, despite the odd chance falling Palace’s way, that record was never likely to be threatened. The Enrique, Suarez, Sturridge triumvirate was in overdrive as another incisive move cut open the Palace defence and only the outstretched foot of Delaney prevented Sturridge sliding home. Even when Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel took each other out going for the same ball to put Jimmy Kebe through, Kolo Toure swept up in the six-yard area to prevent the first shot going in and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saved Puncheon’s follow-up. Sakho’s good fortune continued when he sliced just wide of his own post after Mignolet failed to deal with low left-wing cross. The match was over as a contest in the 38th minute when left-back Dean Moxey’s pull on Raheem Sterling was spotted by assistant referee Richard West. Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot and Gerrard, making his 638th appearance to replace Tommy Smith in seventh place in the club’s all-time list, stroked home. The sight of Rodgers taking his seat in the dug-out before his side had even emerged for the second half told its own story. Palace had a better second half and were eventually rewarded with a goal after taking advantage of Liverpool’s frailties at set-pieces. Half-time substitutes Jose Campana and Dwight Gayle combined with the former curling in a free-kick from out wide on the left and the latter touching it in. Sturridge could have had his second when he hit a post late on and England will hope he can carry that form on to the international stage. last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli lauds consistency of Indian cricket team bowlers after Adelaide win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian cricket team, has heaped praise on his bowling unit after they toiled hard to help the side secure a 31-run win in the Adelaide Test and take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series. The victory was the first time India had won the first match of a Test series Down Under and they now have a realistic chance of securing their first-ever Test series win in Australia. Speaking in the post-match press conference, Kohli said the performance of the bowlers with the Kookaburra ball was exemplary.“When the Kookaburra gets softer, it becomes difficult to get some assistance. Our fast bowlers still ran in and bowled with great heart. They have been able to sustain pressure. They are fitter and have more pace for a longer time. They can also contain. When you have four bowlers who can take 20 wickets and that too with a ball that does not offer so much, it is a proud moment,” Kohli said. In the last nine overseas Test matches, the likes of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav have bowled out oppositions twice seven times. In South Africa, the bowling unit picked up 20 wickets in all the three Tests while in England, they did not bowl the opposition out in Lord’s and in the Oval Test.Read More | Pant creates new wicketkeeping record in Adelaide Test vs AustraliaAshwin had specific roleRavichandran Ashwin has had an improved showing in overseas contests as compared to the 2014/15 season. He started off well in Edgbaston when he picked up four wickets to nearly set-up a win for India. In Adelaide, he bowled a lot of overs and maintained a magnificent economy while taking six wickets.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India secure historic 31-run win over Australia in Adelaide, take 1-0 lead in series“Ashwin was given a specific role. He was economical and bowled in the right areas to create enough chances and not give anything away. They were just looking for an opening. He controlled the game nicely and did not let it drift away. In the past, we have given away too many runs in one session. We did not give them a session where they got away from us. Awareness counts in this case,” Kohli said.Read More | India vs Australia 1st Test: Kohli’s side win by 31 runsPujara the differenceThe Adelaide wicket was a tough one for batsmen. However, Cheteshwar Pujara proved to be the stand-out player with 123 and 71 in both innings as he held the batting together. In the second innings, his partnership with Ajinkya Rahane proved to be the difference and Kohli acknowledged that Pujara’s knock made all the difference.“Pujara and Rahane, temperament wise and mindset, they are proper Test batsmen. Pujara was the difference. Rahane batted fearlessly and that is his template. He has confidence in his own space. We took a different approach in the second innings as we wanted to make Australia stay on the field longer. We learnt a lot from the first innings,” Kohli said.The Indian skipper was also critical of Australia’s defensive mindset but was full of praise for the fight shown by the tail-enders. “We did not allow them to gain momentum. If you do not play with positive intent, you will nick off at some time. We wanted to create that kind of situation. However, we did not take anything for granted. Their tail is in the top 3 when it comes to lower order averages. We expected them to fight,” Kohli said.The Indian skipper, though, was focused on the key task which the team wanted to achieve in the next game. “We need to build on this. We can’t be happy with just one Test win. We are happy with this win but we must capitalize,” Kohli said.The second Test of the series will be played at the New Perth stadium on December 14. last_img read more

DPS, LAPD tackle safety concerns

first_imgIn the wake of the killings of two graduate students in April, the Department of Public Safety will increase its presence on campus and emphasize student awareness.Safety first · The Department of Public Safety and the Los Angeles Police Department are taking measures to increase their presence. – Daily Trojan File PhotoViterbi School of Engineering students Ying Wu and Ming Qu, both 23 years old and from China, were found shot dead in a car on Raymond Avenue near the intersection of 27th Street.Thirty Los Angeles Police Department officers have been added to the University Park area in collaboration with DPS. The number of officers on foot, biking and in plainclothes surveillance details will also increase, according to DPS Assistant Chief John Thomas.“[USC] has undertaken an aggressive education campaign to inform students of the risks of leaving property unattended, dorm rooms unlocked, property exposed within vehicles, walking alone at night and over-consuming alcoholic beverages,” DPS Captain Steve Alegre said.Though many see the additional police presence as a big step for safety, Alegre said student awareness of personal safety is currently the most important factor. DPS has always urged students to be aware of their surroundings, but the school has enacted further measures in light of the April murders.According to Sgt. Jamie Bennett of the LAPD, one of the biggest improvements students will notice in the fall is the presence of officers on campus.“LAPD is going to be on campus; we are there to make you safer,” Bennett said. “My hope is that it is a deterrent to criminals to have us on campus.”Campus Cruiser has also increased the number of drivers for the fall semester.According to DPS Captain David Carlisle, the additional police presence and safety awareness project is part of a continuing campaign to help the university become the safest campus in America.“While eliminating all crime may be unrealistic, it will continue to be our primary goal,” Carlisle said. “Until we accomplish our goal, we will not be satisfied.”DPS sees student awareness as the first step toward reaching this goal.“It is always important to remember that often the key to safety … is smart decision-making by the students,” Thomas said. “Public safety is a partnership, and students can help DPS by making smart decisions that won’t increase their likelihood of becoming the victim of a crime.”The recent crimes near campus have shocked some students into paying more attention to their surroundings.“I never really understood how dangerous the surrounding areas of campus were until the tragic deaths of two USC students,” said Christine Doh, a senior majoring in visual anthropology. “It definitely made me more aware of my surroundings.”Other students who already see and feel the presence of DPS on and off campus said increased DPS and police presence would be a welcome addition.“I’ve never felt uneasy on or immediately off of campus. It feels like every couple of seconds a DPS officer is passing in a car or chariot, and for that they definitely deserve to be recognized,” said Matt Cook, a senior majoring in kinesiology. “Even in the wee hours of the morning, the yellow coats are posted up at every corner guiding me home.”last_img read more

We’re With Her: Daily Trojan endorses Hillary Clinton for President

first_imgIf this election has taught our generation one thing, it is that young people are no longer just a demographic, but a political force. In the first presidential election to have as many millennial voters as baby boomer voters, we have already made history: bringing to the forefront of both parties’ platforms issues of college affordability and campus sexual assault. But now the time has come to not just push the course of history in the direction we see fit, but cast a vote that emulates the future we want to see. That vote should be for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. As college students, we stand on the tightrope between childhood and adulthood. We want our future to be shaped by hands that are calloused from 30 years of public service, and inspired by a voice that has stood up for the rights of women, children and all Americans alike. She is not our choice because she would be the first woman president. She is not our choice because she is simply an alternative to Republican nominee Donald Trump. She is our choice because she is willing to not only listen to the future the millennial generation envisions, but also change her vision to meet ours. Already on the campaign trail, following the massive millennial support for former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and his platform of debt-free college, Clinton heard us. She did not take her victory over Sanders in stride. She listened, she learned and she changed. Clinton has a comprehensive plan outlined as to how to improve college affordability, including free public college for students whose families earn less than $85,000, free community college, debt relief and refinancing options, as well as lowering the interest rates on student loans. Trump, on the other hand, has said students are “choking” on loans, yet offers little to back up how he would fix this problem. College affordability is a real issue, affecting all of us on college campuses. We successfully pushed it into the forefront of the election, so it is time we finished the job, picking the candidate that took it seriously enough to offer us more than empty promises.Another issue we are faced with too often on college campuses is campus sexual assault. Just last year it was reported that nearly 30 percent of women at USC had experienced some form of sexual assault. That number is not only astonishing, but also cannot be ignored. Students should not have to compromise their safety to pursue an education, and Clinton has laid out an extensive plan for how she plans to provide support for survivors, key in on educational programs and provide a fair process that encourages survivors to report without fear of retaliation. Her opponent has taken a different, more muddied stance. Putting aside the numerous claims of sexual assault against Trump and the video evidence released by the Washington Post of him bragging to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about sexually exploiting women, Trump and the GOP platform have taken some stances on addressing campus sexual assault that are causes for concern. For example, the GOP platform reads that all sexual assault cases be tried “by civil authorities and prosecuted in a courtroom, not a faculty lounge,” and criticizes the Obama Administration’s interpretation of Title IX to call for campus investigations and disclosure of all sexual assault reports to the federal government. This is a deeply problematic stance. Although it can hardly be disputed that higher education has been guilty of mismanaging sexual assault investigations, the criminal justice system has as well. The solution is not to simply cease campus investigations of sexual assault. The answer is comprehensive reform, an analysis of our policies and how we can make them better, and there is no better candidate to implement this type of reform than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton has been a trailblazer her whole life.  When she saw injustice, she did not lose her temper, she did not ignore it. Rather, she listened and then took action. In college, Clinton shifted to the Democratic party because she was moved by the political awakening caused by the Vietnam War and civil rights activism. She was part of the political revolution of her time, and she chose to stand up and take action, dedicating her life to public service. In 1992, while facing ad hominem attacks for her decision to maintain her career as a practicing attorney during her husband’s presidential run, she rallied against the restrictive gender norms that minimized First Ladies to merely heads of the house, saying “I suppose I could’ve stayed home and baked cookies and had teas but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life” — a radical statement regarding women’s role in society for the early ’90s. And in 1995, she stood up and declared that “women’s rights are human rights.” This is the type of leader we need in this era of change we seek in the world. During her commencement speech at Wellesley College,  Clinton’s words still ring true for this critical time in American history: “One of the most tragic things that happened yesterday, a beautiful day, was that I was talking to a woman who said that she wouldn’t want to be me for anything in the world. She wouldn’t want to live today and look ahead to what it is she sees because she’s afraid. Fear is always with us but we just don’t have time for it. Not now.” Hillary Clinton does not just want to “live today” and “look ahead” without fear, she has had this same goal since she was a college student like us. She was one of us, she will fight for us, and we can be led into the future without fear in her capable hands. Without hesitation or reservation, the Daily Trojan endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. She’s with us, and now we’re with Her.last_img read more

Torres released from hospital after being knocked out

first_imgHe needed treatment for several minutes, before being stretchered off, in Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw at Deportivo La Coruna.Torres has tweeted to thank fans for their messages of support.last_img