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Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina speaks at USC

first_imgFormer Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is vying for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s (D-Calif.) U.S. Senate seat, held a roundtable discussion with students from USC and several other California universities Wednesday, stressing her dedication to creating jobs and lowering the federal deficit. The event was also met with a small protest from members of USC College Democrats.Campaign · Senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina spoke to students Wednesday in Doheny Library. – Sunil Murali | Daily Trojan Fiorina, who is running against former California Congressman Tom Campbell and California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in the Republican primary, recently launched 17 campaign coalitions, including Students for Carly, the group that sponsored Wednesday’s event.At the roundtable, Fiorina criticized Sen. Boxer’s record, calling her a “uniquely failed senator” and emphasized the high unemployment rate in California.“What’s going on in California demonstrates that we can kill the American Dream,” she said.California, Fiorina said, used to be a place for innovation, but it is now plagued by unemployment and a large deficit.Though Fiorina lacks political experience, she argued that her background prepares her for Washington the same as a background in politics.“Our founding fathers intended this to be a citizen government,” Fiorina said. “I am a citizen who understands how jobs are created.”Fiorina said she would focus on allowing small businesses to grow.“I come from a very different point of view than Barbara Boxer or President Obama,” she said. “I think they believe that government is the answer. I don’t think it is. The way you create jobs is not through government. The way you create jobs is to make it easier for those people who actually create the jobs — innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses.”She also voiced her support for strict limits on federal spending, saying she would move to force government agencies to reduce spending by 5 percent.Addressing health care reform, Fiorina only said that there are many other issues to be discussed before such a sweeping reform bill should be considered.Fiorina said she has focused on the employment issue because of the impact it could have on young voters.“Young people are very influential, but also a lot of the problems we’re trying to solve are going to impact young people the most if we don’t solve them,” she said.Students at the event responded well to Fiorina’s points.“It was thought-provoking,” said Rob McCarty, a sophomore majoring in business administration who said he has not decided whom he is voting for yet. “I especially liked her firm stance with the Wall Street banks, even though it may not be as copacetic with other conservatives. I felt that she has the ambition, she has the charisma to be able to bring about some sort of change.”Dylan Steinman, a sophomore majoring in economics and political science who describes himself as a swing voter, said he is now planning to vote for Fiorina.“I really am confident in her,” he said. “I think that she’s pretty bipartisan. I think that she’s really trying to get something done and that she won’t necessarily just vote along party lines.”Alexa Ekman and Lauren Korbatov, co-chairs of the newly founded USC Students for Carly, said they were excited by the turnout and the response from students.“So far the excitement has been really overwhelming because students see how the economic issues are going to affect them,” Korbatov said.Ekman said the group will continue to recruit members and “to shine a light on exactly what she said today and Barbara Boxer’s failed record and inefficiency, just to prove to Californians and students that we need a new candidate in D.C.”Students on the other side of the aisle are less sold on Fiorina’s promises, however.“She’s a failed CEO who was fired at HP for being mean and incompetent,” said Bob Mulholland, senior adviser to the California Democratic Party, who helped USC College Democrats organize the protest. “Now she’s acting as if she’s God’s gift to California.”Though the protest only attracted six people, Micah Scheindlin, a junior majoring in American studies and the political director for USC College Democrats, said he was pleased with the result, given that they had little notice of the event. He said the group wanted to provide an opposing view point in light of Fiorina’s appearance.“Carly Fiorina is not a good candidate for California — that’s how we feel, that’s how the state party feels, and we wanted to make our voices heard,” he said.last_img read more

Jocelyn Cater pitches Syracuse to 1st conference win over North Carolina in 1st game of doubleheader

first_imgJocelyn Cater turned to look at the scoreboard at SU Softball Stadium while digging her cleats into the dirt of the pitching circle.Only needing one more out to close the upset over Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse North Carolina, Cater hunched her shoulders and turned back around to focus in on catcher Julie Wambold.She forced Kristen Brown to hit a high fly ball to centerfield for the final out to end the game. Cater pounded her glove and proceeded to join the mass of her teammates gathering just off of home plate to celebrate.“I’m happy with the way I pitched,” Cater said. “They’re a good team, but we were prepared.”Syracuse (14-19, 1-7 ACC) defeated UNC (26-10, 10-3) 4-2 behind a dominating performance by Cater who struck out eight in the first game of the Saturday doubleheader. The Orange lost the second game 6-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe win was Cater’s 10th win of the season, her 12th complete game and gave SU its first conference win. The Tar Heels entered the game with seven starters hitting .322 or better – three of those seven hitting above .400 – but only mustered three hits.The potent offense was effectively shut down all game long. Other than two solo home runs, UNC couldn’t figure Cater out and seemed overmatched by her fastball and perplexed by her off-speed pitches.“What I do best is an up-ball and frequent change,” Cater said. “That was the game plan and that was what worked the best today.”Cater was locked into the game from the very start, setting the Tar Heels down one-two-three in the first inning with two strikeouts. When Cater struggled to find the zone at times throughout the afternoon, she managed to settle down following walks. She allowed six walks, but found the zone again at the right time and stranded seven runners on base.North Carolina’s premier power hitter, Brown, couldn’t figure Cater out all afternoon. The junior shortstop leads the nation with 17 home runs was hitting just under .400 entering the day, but Cater struck her out once and held her hitless in four at-bats.“We came in with a really good game plan,” Cater said. “…We’ve got to see a lot of their games online and seen them do a lot of different stuff. I think that just helped us prepare for what team we were going after.”The ability to mix pitches throughout different counts is what made Cater so successful, head coach Leigh Ross said. The junior’s rise pitch was working really well and accounted for a few strikeouts where hitters chased balls out of the zone.Five of Cater’s strikeouts came from UNC hitters swinging at rise balls above the strike-zone.The Orange offense supported Cater by producing a pair of two-run home runs in the early innings. On the first pitch of Wambold’s at-bat in the second inning, she rocketed a two-run blast that landed in the trees in centerfield. Corinne Ozanne added two runs of her own to bring Syracuse’s lead to 4-1 in the third inning.“As pitchers, I know that they are thrilled when there are runs on the board because they can relax,” Ozanne said. “It’s very important for the offense to help out their pitchers.”Pitching with the lead allowed her to work hitters deeper into counts and try to get the Tar Heel hitters to swing at pitches outside of the zone.In the top of the fifth inning, North Carolina’s Jenna Kelly rocketed a towering foul ball that, if fair, had the distance to be a home run. Cater eventually got Kelly to strikeout swinging.Before she met her teammates on the field to celebrate the win, Cater let a smile creep across her face. The Orange finally had its elusive conference win.“She did an awesome job,” Ross said. “She’s doing a good job of staying focused on the task at hand and just worrying about just one pitch at a time.” Comments Published on April 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Energy Industry Strikes Back

first_imgHowever, the Herald says Erin Weir, an economist with the United Steelworkers Union in Toronto questioned that statement.He cautioned that a booming oil-and-gas sector in the West creates problems like a high dollar that hurts manufacturing in Central Canada. In addition, he said people are concerned about environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emissions.He concluded, while the oil and gas industry is an important piece of the puzzle, he believes it’s going too far to say it’s the economic engine of Canada.Advertisement By Dwight FordThe Calgary Hearld says, Alberta’s oil-and-gas industry initiated a board-based publicity campaign yesterday, to raise awareness of the economic benefits of energy and counter what it claims are often misleading and negative perceptions of the sector.The effort will consist of a website, a media campaign and “town hall” style meetings, to promote the role of oil and gas in sectors such as hospitality, retail and construction.- Advertisement -Similar campaigns will be launched in BC and Saskatchewan at a later date.In a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce yesterday, David Collyer, the president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said the campaign is really about winning at home and creating a different kind of engagement and relationship with the three western producing provinces. He and others also noted the contributions of oil-and-gas to other parts of the country, including Ontario and Quebec, describing the industry as the economic engine of Canada.Advertisementlast_img read more

FFWPU Albania Mateo Ziko Starting from December
FFWPU Albania Mateo Ziko Starting from December

first_imgFFWPU Albania, Mateo Ziko: Starting from December 12th 2015 until January 30th 2016, True Parents’ Special Envoy to Albania, Rev. Shin together with our National Leader Mr. Gani Rroshi organized 2 day seminars for members in seven of our communities, and they plan to continue after Foundation Day Celebration in the remaining centers in Albania and Kosovo. In total around 150 members attended the seminar. The purpose was to share with all brothers and sisters the deep content of Divine Principle and our Heavenly Parent’s & True Parents’ heart. They were very open to receive questions from members and gave answers to them. Below are some reports from the communities where the seminars were held.Vlora & Fier Community (December 12th – 13th)In this seminar, together with Vlora’s members joined Fier’s members as well. A wonderful familiar and inspirational atmosphere was created. During the seminar we had 5 sessions. Rev. Shin transmitted through his word the Holy Spirit to all members. We could see and feel clearly in his words the Heavenly Parent’s desire to transform and educate this nation. Everyone felt so much happiness to hear these words and to be with each other like a family.Tirana (January 16th – 17th)The wave of 2 days’ seminars prepared with so much devotion and dedication from Rev. Shin and Mr. Gani finally could “hit” also Tirana, the capital of Albania. In this seminar participated 55 people, second Gen, Blessed Families, members, Ambassadors for Peace and new guests. Even though the audience was so diverse, the content of the lectures was so deep and could touch so smoothly participants’ hearts. A special moment was also the Holy Wine Ceremony for reawakening of our spirit and our ancestors’ spirit.Korça (January 23rd)This seminar was very important for members and for guests as well. The content of the seminar explained deeply the heart and words of Heavenly Parent and True Parents. In the end of the seminar everyone was more motivated and clear in following True Parents with more passion. With around 30 participants we could rededicate ourselves toward Vision 2020.Elbasan (January 24th)All the members expressed that this kind of seminar was very important for them to participate and it would be good if we can organize such seminars more often. Even though some members have few years following True Parents, they still couldn’t understand True Parents’ heart like Rev. Shin was explaining. This was a special seminar for STF members as well. After the seminar, we had a blessed time in our center with many lectures and activities.Durrës (January 30th)On January 30th 2016, also in Durres center we had the opportunity to organize this special seminar with Rev. Shin and Mr. Gani. Unfortunately, we did not have a big number of participants, but even in this case the atmosphere was so wonderful. Rev. Shin spoke about our internal aspect and about our relationship with Heavenly Parent, and Mr. Gani spoke for practical things in our daily life. How we can better understand the life of faith and how we can make it more beautiful. We are very grateful to Heavenly Parent, True Parents, Rev. Shin and Mr. Gani for this seminar.last_img read more