Second-Half Struggles Earn Eagles Third Straight Loss

first_imgSecond-Half Struggles Earn Eagles Third Straight LossEVANSVILLE, Ind.—University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball made just six second-half field goals as it suffered a 60-42 Great Lakes Valley Conference setback to visiting Truman State University Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center.USI (10-4, 3-3 GLVC) shot just 26.1 percent (6-23) from the field in the second half as Truman State turned a 32-28 halftime lead into the 18-point victory.After falling behind by five midway through the second quarter, the Screaming Eagles strung together a 6-0 run to take a brief 26-25 advantage.Truman State (11-6, 5-2 GLVC), however, outscored the Eagles, 7-2, throughout the final two minutes of the opening half as it went into the intermission with the four-point lead.The Bulldogs carried that momentum into the third period, where they outscored USI, 17-7, to forge a 14-point lead heading into the final quarter. Truman State made just five shots in the third quarter, but four of those baskets were of the three-point variety.USI struggled to get into any type of rhythm in the third period was it had just 15 possession in the quarter. The Eagles went 3-of-7 from the field, 1-of-4 from the free throw line, and had six turnovers in the third frame.A three-pointer and a layup by sophomore guard/forward Kaydie Grooms (Marshall, Illinois) early in the fourth quarter briefly pumped some energy into the Eagles, but USI went just 1-of-8 from the field and had four turnovers throughout the final seven minutes of the game as it suffered its third consecutive loss.Junior forward Hannah Wascher (Rantoul, Illinois) had a game-high 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Eagles, while junior guard Tanner Marcum (New Albany, Indiana) finished with 12 points and three steals. Grooms had seven points, all of which came in the fourth quarter, while sophomore guard Randa Harshbarger (Philo, Illinois) had six points and three assists.Truman State held a decisive advantage in points off the bench as the Bulldogs’ reserves outscored USI’s reserves 22-0. Truman State also went 9-of-20 from three-point range and held a 40-32 rebounding advantage.Senior center Michalina Tomczak paced the Bulldogs with 10 points and seven rebounds.USI returns to action Monday at 4:45 p.m. (CST) when it visits No. 17 Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. The Knights (11-1, 5-1 GLVC) suffered an 82-75 setback to No. 19 Quincy University Saturday in Louisville.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Neymar, Silva get Brazil calls as World Cup campaign starts

first_img Loading… Read Also: Inter Miami complete Gonzalo Higuain signing from Juve Palmeiras defender Gabriel Menino and Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes will be involved for the first time in a Brazil squad gathering. Brazil squad:Alisson (Liverpool), Santos (Athletico-PR), Weverton (Palmeiras); Rodrigo Caio (Flamengo), Danilo (Juventus), Felipe (Atletico Madrid), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Gabriel Menino (Palmeiras), Thiago Silva (Chelsea), Alex Telles (Porto); Casemiro (Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona), Fabinho (Liverpool), Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo); Everton (Benfica), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), Richarlison (Everton), Rodrygo (Real Madrid). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 PSG superstar Neymar featured among a squad of attacking players including Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, Everton’s Richarlison and Real Madrid’s Rodrygo. Barcelona attacker Philippe Coutinho, whose Camp Nou future is unclear following Ronald Koeman’s arrival as Quique Setien’s successor, was also called in for the October games.Advertisement Neymar and Thiago Silva are included in Brazil squad selected by head coach Tite on Friday for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru. The five-time World Cup winners had been due to get their campaign underway in March, but the coronavirus pandemic forced a delay until October. Tite named a 23-man pool including seven Premier League-based players, with veteran Chelsea recruit Silva among them following his move from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.center_img Brazil face Bolivia in Sao Paulo on October 9 before travelling to tackle Peru in Lima four days later, as their bid to reach Qatar 2022 begins. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 Most Handsome Indian Actors9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole Movie7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Work Done On Schedulelast_img read more


Tokyo confirms venues, schedule for Olympic Games in 2021

first_imgRelatedPosts Tokyo 2020 organisers want ‘Super Mario’ Abe to remain involved Tokyo Olympics at risk if coronavirus mutates, gets stronger – Japanese official Tokyo Governor wants Olympics to go ahead as symbol of overcoming COVID-19 The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced that all the venues intended for the Games in 2021 have been secured and the sports competition schedule confirmed.A statement on the International Olympic Committee website said the decision was taken at the IOC virtual session held on Friday. It said: “This marks a significant step for the organisers, with only one year to go until the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 open on July 23, 2021.“As preparations continue to advance, these decisions highlight the progress made amidst the current unprecedented circumstances, with strong unity amongst all stakeholders driving the planning and delivery of next year’s Games.“This was emphasised by the Organising Committee’s President, Yoshiro Mori, and its CEO, Toshiro Muto.“In their report to the IOC Session, they confirmed that all 43 competition venues, the Olympic Village, and the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre would be used for the Olympic Games in 2021.”It however noted that the Tokyo organisers also announced that the competition schedule will remain the same, with some minor timing adjustments for operational reasons. The statement quoted IOC President Thomas Bach as saying: “The Olympic Village is the beating heart of the Olympic Games, while the venues are its soul.“I am delighted that the Village and the venues have been confirmed for next year, this means that the athletes will have this once-in-a-lifetime experience.“Athletes from all around the world will live together under one roof in the Olympic Village, sharing meals together, celebrating together, discussing together and forming these unique Olympic communities.“That Tokyo 2020 has been able to achieve this and confirm the competition schedule despite the extraordinary circumstances is testament to the work of the Joint Steering Committee led by John Coates and Yoshiro Mori.”Bach was quoted further as saying that with only one year to go, a mammoth task still lies ahead of the committee. He added: “With our Japanese partners and friends, we agree that we have to adapt the planning of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to the requirements of the global crisis, while maintaining the unique spirit and message that defines our mission.“We are working to optimise the operations and services without touching on sports and athletes. In this way we can, together with the Organising Committee, turn these postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 into an unprecedented celebration of unity and solidarity of humankind, making them a symbol of resilience and hope. Showing that we are stronger together.”Tags: International Olympic CommitteeOlympic GamesTokyolast_img read more


‘Misleading’ Lucky Go Studio ad banned by ASA

first_img StumbleUpon Share Share Submit Related Articles ASA pulls ‘irresponsible’ Coral tweet as Ladbrokes ad cleared June 3, 2020 Lucky Go Studio has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after one complainant questioned whether an in-game ad was misleading due to exaggeration of the chances of winning prizes when using the app.The advert, first seen as an in-app video ad for the app Lucky Goal, was first shown on 25 November 2019. It showed the mobile phone screen of someone trying to order a pair of headphones on Amazon but who received a message which stated “Your credit card has been declined”.The advert then featured on-screen text which said “Lucky Goal – Funny every day” and “New chances to Win Every Day!” before going on to show the user opening the Lucky Goal app, playing a game of roulette and winning $85.A quiz was then shown where two questions answered correctly resulted in the user winning $100. The user then won $54 on a scratch card. The ad ended with text which stated “LUCKY GOAL” and “PLAY. WIN. REDEEM” on-screen, underneath which were logos for Amazon and PayPal.Lucky Go Studio failed to respond to the ASA’s ruling, which resulted in the advertising watchdog arguing that this represented an “apparent disregard” for the CAP code.Ruling that the advert in question must not appear again in its current form, the ASA explained: “We reminded them of their responsibility to respond promptly to our enquiries and told them to do so in future.“We considered consumers would understand from the ad that users of the Lucky Goal app stood a reasonable chance of winning the sums of money featured in the ad and that they would be able to redeem any money they won. However, we received no information from the advertiser demonstrating that users had won and redeemed the sums featured.“In the absence of such evidence, we concluded that the claim had not been substantiated and was therefore misleading.”last_img read more


Record 16.8 Million Americans Have Sought Jobless Aid During Pandemic

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak.The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948. They paint a bleak picture of a job market that is quickly unraveling as businesses have shut down across the country. More than 20 million American may lose jobs this month.The viral outbreak is believed to have erased nearly one-third of the economy’s output in the current quarter. Forty-eight states have closed non-essential businesses. Restaurants, hotels, department stores and countless small businesses have laid off millions as they struggle to pay bills at a time when their revenue has vanished.All told, in the past three weeks, 16.8 million Americans have filed for unemployment aid. The surge of jobless claims has overwhelmed state unemployment offices around the country. And still more job cuts are expected. The unemployment rate could hit 15% when the April employment report is released in early May.A nation of normally free-spending shoppers and travelers is mainly hunkered down at home, bringing entire gears of the economy to a near-halt. Non-grocery retail business plunged 97% in the last week of March compared with a year earlier, according to Morgan Stanley. The number of airline passengers screened by the Transportation Security Administration has plunged 95% from with a year ago. U.S. hotel revenue has tumbled 80%.The government-mandated business shutdowns that are meant to defeat the virus have never brought the U.S. to such a sudden and violent standstill. For that reason, economists are struggling to assess the duration and severity of the damage.“We’re just throwing out our textbooks,” said Beth Ann Bovino, chief U.S. economist at S&P Global Ratings.The Penn Wharton Budget Model, created at the University of Pennsylvania’s business school, projects that the U.S. economy will shrink at an astonishing 30% annual rate in the April-June quarter — even including the government’s new $2.2 trillion relief measure, the largest federal aid package in history by far. An economic contraction of that scale would be the largest quarterly plunge since World War II.A key aspect of the rescue package is a $350 billion small business loan program that is intended to forestall layoffs. Small companies can borrow enough to cover payroll and other costs for eight weeks. And the loans will be forgiven if small businesses keep or rehire their staffs. The Treasury Department has begun to roll out the loans to mixed results. Many small businesses have had trouble accessing loan applications, and many economists say the $350 billion is insufficient. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he will seek an additional $250 billion for the program from Congress.The rescue package also added $600 a week in unemployment benefits, on top of what recipients receive from their states. This will enable many lower-income workers to manage their expenses and even increase their purchasing power and support the economy. It also makes many more people eligible for jobless aid, including the self-employed, contractors, and so-called “gig economy” workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers.But many of these people have been expressing frustration and bewilderment about the process for seeking benefits as a flood of applications has overwhelmed many state offices. Margaret Heath Carignan said she called the unemployment office in Maine, where she lives, 291 times on the day that people with the last names A through H were eligible to call.She never connected to anyone.Carignan, 57, was laid off — temporarily, she hopes — from her position as a certified medical assistant at an orthopedic practice in Portland, Maine, a job she had held for 20 years. The office furloughed her and others because they’re unable to see many patients. She hopes to return once the coronavirus is contained.“It’s hard to feel like you can’t help people,” she said.Even with non-essential businesses largely closed and health authorities imploring people to stay at home, some Americans who have lost jobs continue to look for work. Normally, to qualify for unemployment benefits, people who are laid off must activity look for a new job. But unlike in previous recessions, that expectation has become nearly impossible. Many states as a result are waiving or loosening the requirement to look for work.In Tennessee, people on unemployment can satisfy the job-search mandate by creating and maintaining a re-employment plan. But many appear to be unaware. And at least some of the jobless say they’re still receiving notifications from the state saying they must actively seek work.Shamira Chism was laid off from her job as a line cook at a Nashville restaurant three weeks ago. To prove she is looking for work, she said, she must do an online job search twice a week and save the search. There are a few job postings at grocery stories and big distribution centers like Amazon but nothing in her field, she said.Few states have managed yet to distribute to recipients the extra $600 a week in unemployment aid that the federal package provided. Tennessee is working to upgrade its computer system so it can do so.Chism, 31, is able to pay her bills right now only with the help of her parents. Tennessee unemployment benefits are $275 per week.For other unemployed workers, the viral shutdowns have made it nearly impossible to do the kind of networking that is normally a crucial part of a job hunt.Ryan LaRe of Salt Lake City has been looking for work since mid-February. At first, things seemed normal: He applied, got some interviews and moved through the process. He has worked as a fundraiser for non-profit groups, a field that is in turmoil as donations have dried up.Now, nearly every employer he has looked into has imposed a hiring freeze. He’s expanded to call center and administrative assistant positions. Still no luck.“It makes mundane tasks feel monumental when I don’t know where my money is going to be in a month,” said LaRe, 24. “The aspect of staying at home is hard enough, and not feeling productive is going to be what gets to me.”last_img read more