Women’s lacrosse falls to Stony Brook

first_imgStony Brook started off the game strong, scoring 4 quick goals within the first five minutes of play, with assists from Stony Brook senior attacker Sara Moeller on each. In the first half, all 6 of the Seawolves’ goals were assisted. A variety of Trojans got in on the scoring during this comeback. Redshirt junior attacker Amanda Flayhan scored off of freshman midfielder Erin Bakes’ assist. USC opened the second half strong, executing perfectly on a play that ended with this season’s points leader, sophomore midfielder Kelsey Huff, scoring a quick goal right off of the first draw in the second half. With two minutes remaining in the game, Huff brought USC within one point with a shot that hit the upper right corner and shook the net. A Concialdi free position goal started yet another scoring run for USC when sophomore attacker Sophia Donovan scored her first goal of the day. Junior attacker Izzy McMahon runs past defenders against Cal March 23 at McAlister Field. Statistically, the game was even, with USC having a 14-9 advantage on the draw. The only category Stony Brook had an advantage in was 11 saves to USC’s six.   Despite opportunities down the stretch to tie the game, USC’s offense couldn’t execute. Throughout the season, especially in games against ranked teams, the offense has failed to produce consistently. Despite this momentum, Stony Brook fought back. After USC went up by 1 goal, the Seawolves responded with 4 consecutive scores. USC traveled across the country to face No. 20 Stony Brook in an out-of-conference game late in the season and fell 10-12, bringing USC to a 13-3 record just one game before the end of the regular season. In both this game and the loss to Colorado, USC’s offense struggled early placing the team in comeback mode the whole game. Senior attacker Emily Concialdi finally put the Trojans on the board with just under 18 minutes left in the first half, but Stony Brook refused to relinquish their momentum. The Seawolves scored 2 more goals to extend the first half lead to 5. USC lost the ensuing draw control, and Stony Brook called a timeout to discuss how they wanted to run the clock down. Coming out of the timeout, Stony Brook junior midfielder Ally Kennedy caught Hertford out of the goal, ran around two USC defenders and put Stony Brook back up by 2. Sophomore goalie Riley Hertford had six saves on the day. Although it was not her best statistical game, she came up big in crucial moments. Hertford ultimately made the saves and caused the turnovers needed to give her offense an opportunity to tie the game. The Trojans will have to regroup before Saturday when they host Arizona State in their last match before the Pac-12 tournament. USC’s defense seemed to have no means of stopping Stony Brook’s attack. Stony Brook looked like the better team offensively, with USC only getting one shot off before they found themselves in a 0-4 hole. This was the final score of the game as USC was unable to get another shot off. This game marked the first time USC allowed an opponent to score over 10 goals since facing Virginia Tech in early March. In the final stretch of the first half, USC methodically brought themselves back into the game. The Trojans were down 1-6 when Concialdi scored her second goal of the game off a free position. USC rattled off 5 unanswered goals in under seven minutes. last_img read more

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This years Eurovision Song Contest from Lisbon wa

first_imgThis year’s Eurovision Song Contest from Lisbon was seen by 186 million viewers globally, according to public broadcasters organisation the EBU.The total audience for the event encompassed viewers of the three live shows on May 8, 10 and 12. The Grand Final on May 12 achieved an overall audience share of about 35.8%, about the same as the 2017 number.Israel, which won the competition, saw about one million viewers tune in to the Grand Final, representing a 50.9% audience share.Second-placed Cyprus reported 250,000 viewers, accounting for a 77.4% share.Among other participating countries, Germany’s ARD saw its audience for the event rise for the eighth consecutive year to 7.7 million, while the UK BBC One audience was up 5% year-on-year to seven million. France 2 recorded its highest viewing figure for the event since 2009, with 5.2 million viewers tuning in, up 10% year-on-year.In Spain, La1 doubled its 2017 audience for the vent to 6.4 million, representing an audience share of 42.2% and making Spain the third largest country for the event in terms of audience.In host country Portugal, RTP recorded an audience of 1.5 million, giving it a 36.4% audience share.Some 43.1% of 15-24 year-olds watching TV during the event tuned in to the contest across 42 markets, compared with an average broadcast channel audience share among this group of 10.6%. The audience share in the 4-15 age group was 35.1%, while in the 25-34 group it was 35.4%.Some 6.6 million people tuned in to one of the three live shows on the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel, up 10%. Some 2.2 million unique viewers tuned in to the Grand Final on YouTube.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet Lyra McKee and partner Sara Canning. Lyra had plans to propose to Sara and marry herTHE heartbroken mother of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has left an emotional message to her at the spot where she was shot dead.Joan McKee and her family left floral tributes at Fanad Drive in Creggan where the 29-year-old was savagely killed. Lyra, who was from north Belfast but was living in Derry with her partner Sara Canning, was shot in the head while observing rioting in Creggan on Thursday, April 18.A masked New IRA gunman appeared from the shadows and opened fire on an armoured police landrover.The author and writer, who was standing beside the vehicle, was struck once to the head with a round from a handgun.The murder sparked a furious backlash with dissident republican political group Saoradh becoming the focus of public anger. CRegganDISSIDENT REPUBLICANSFANAD DRIVEJoan McKeeLyra McKee’s family leave emotional messages at murder scene in CregganPolicePSNISAORADH Friends of the murdered woman staged a protest at Junior McDaid House, the party’s headquarters, daubing red handprints on the walls. The party’s Twitter account was also suspended.In an emotional message left on flowers at the scene where she died, Ms McKee’s family said: “Our dear baby sister Lyra. “Our hearts are broken as your sweet life was stolen.“You will forever dwell in our souls. Sweet heart. We love you and will miss you until we meet again.”The card, accompanied by yellow roses, was signed by Nichola, Gary, Mark, Joan, Mary David, John, Kevin, Susan and Nicola.A separate tribute penned by Joan McKee, read simply: “To my darling baby daughter, Lyra. Will miss you forever. All my love, mum, xxx.”There has been a steady stream of sympathisers from across Ireland visiting the spot of her horrific murder.They have been leaving flowers, gifts and messages of support for her family, friends and partner Sara Canning.The suspected New IRA killer who shot dead Lyra McKee in Derry’s Creggan on Thursday, April 18The family’s visit came after pro-IRA graffiti and messages around Creggan warning people against cooperating with police was replaced with inspirational messages. The move came after talks between Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership and dissident republican group Saoradh.Three people – a 57-year-old woman and two males aged 18 and 19 – were subsequently arrested over her murder but were later released unconditionally.Independent charity Crimestoppers has offered a reward of up to £10,000 for information which leads to the arrest and successful conviction of those involved in Lyra’s murder.Lyra McKee’s family leave emotional messages at murder scene in Creggan was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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Prenatal exposures to BPA may pose threat to human ovarian function

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 14 2019While previous studies have shown the adverse health effects of prenatal exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), there is little evidence surrounding effects specifically on ovarian function. A new study now finds there is sufficient data to raise concerns regarding exposure and ovarian performance.Detectable in surface water and soil sediments, BPA is used in many industrial processes (epoxy resins, polycarbonate plastic production) and in the lining of food cans. While the greatest exposure is dietary from canned foods and plastic containers, skin exposure is a secondary route of smaller exposure.Related StoriesIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyScientists discover rare autoimmune disease triggered by testicular cancerGender biases are extremely common among health care professionalsAccording to the researchers, ovarian development and function represents a complex coordination of processes, starting early during prenatal development. Early aberrations have the potential to carry through the female reproductive lifespan.To examine whether a prenatal environmental exposure can pose a real threat to human ovarian function, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) performed a literature search in PubMed (from 2000 to June 2018), to examine existing literature surrounding prenatal exposure to BPA.”We found there is mounting evidence for the effects of these exposures in the prenatal period, a particularly vulnerable time of development,” explained corresponding author Shruthi Mahalingaiah, MD, MS, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BUSM. “Whether there are causative associations with human ovulation disorders needs to be further studied.”The researchers believe their findings are particularly relevant since there are implications for both fetal and women’s health. “Understanding the effect that BPA exposure has on ovarian outcomes may contribute to the treatment approach taken for diseases and disorders in which ovarian dysfunction is a manifestation such as infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome and premature ovarian failure,” added Mahalingaiah, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Boston Medical Center.The researchers hope their study raises awareness to the lasting effects that harmful prenatal exposures may have and that additional studies looking at the long-term effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in diverse populations will be undertaken. Source:https://www.bmc.org/last_img read more

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Hyderabad 9yrold girl dies of suffocation burn injuries after fire engulfs hostel

first_imgHyderabad: 9-yr-old girl dies of suffocation, burn injuries after fire engulfs hostelTwo more girls were hospitalized with breathing problems after thick smoke engulfed the hall at the hostel at around 11 PM last night, where 20 girls were sleeping, the official said.advertisement Next Press Trust of India HyderabadJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 20:00 IST All the girls were rescued except for the nine-year-old, a fourth standard student, who died on the spot.(File photo)A nine-year-old girl student died of asphyxiation and burn injuries in a fire at a state-run girls hostel in Khammam, following a short circuit, police said Monday.Two more girls were hospitalised with breathing problems after thick smoke engulfed the hall at the hostel at around 11 pm on Sunday night, where 20 girls were sleeping, the official said.All the girls were rescued except for the nine-year-old, a fourth standard student, who died on the spot.Police suspect that the short circuit was caused due to rain, following which a tube light burst and sparks fell on a bed, resulting in flames and thick smoke engulfing the hall.A fire engine was pressed into service and the flames were doused, Police said.ALSO READ | Jhilmil fire: Factory owner, his brother arrestedALSO READ | Fire breaks out at Nandaram market in KolkataALSO WATCH | Massive fire at Delhi hotel, people jump off a building to save al ifeFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow asphyxiationFollow FireFollow KhammamFollow SmokeFollow Hostellast_img read more

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Senior tribal BJP leader Anusuiya Uikey appointed as Chhattisgarh Governor

first_imgSenior tribal BJP leader Anusuiya Uikey appointed as Chhattisgarh GovernorAnusuiya Uikey has replaced Anandiben Patel, who as Governor of Madhya Pradesh was also holding the charge of Chhattisgarh following the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon on August 2018.advertisement Rahul Noronha BhopalJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 00:09 IST Anusuiya Uikey is the first tribal to hold the charge of Governor since the state’s formation in 2000. (Photo credit: ANI)HIGHLIGHTSSenior tribal BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh Anusuiya Uikey on Tuesday was appointed as Chhattisgarh GovernorAnusuiya Uikey is the first tribal to hold the charge of Governor since the state’s formation in 2000Presently, she is the vice-chairperson of the national commission for scheduled tribesSenior tribal BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh Anusuiya Uikey on Tuesday was appointed as the Governor of Chhattisgarh.Anusuiya Uikey has replaced Anandiben Patel, who as Governor of Madhya Pradesh was also holding the charge of Chhattisgarh following the demise of Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon on August 2018.Anusuiya Uikey is the first tribal to hold the charge of Governor since the state’s formation in 2000.Incidentally, the senior tribal BJP leader is also the first full-time woman Governor in the state as Anandiben Patel was holding additional charges.Anusuiya Uikey hails from Chhindwara, the Lok Sabha constituency that was earlier represented by Chief Minister Kamal Nath for nine terms.The tribal woman was a lecturer of economics at a government college in Chhindwara district before she joined politics.Anusuiya Uikey began her political career in the Congress party and became an MLA in 1985 in Madhya Pradesh.She then became a minister in the state cabinet in 1988.It was in the early 1990s that she joined the BJP and became chairperson of the Madhya Pradesh state commission for scheduled tribes.Senior BJP leader also became a member of the national commission for women in 2000.Anusuiya Uikey has been a Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh between 2006 and 2012.Presently, Anusuiya Uikey is the vice-chairperson of the national commission for scheduled tribes.Tribals constitute about 34 per cent of the population of Chhattisgarh.Political analysts suggest that by appointing Anusuiya Uikey the BJP has taken another step in wooing the tribal electorate in the state.Earlier, the party appointed a tribal, Vikram Usendi, as party chief after the Vidhan Sabha elections.ALSO READ | DGPs of Arunachal, Mizoram, Puducherry transferred, NDMC chairman shiftedALSO WATCH | Day before Amarnath Yatra begins, Modi govt tightens security arrangementsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPrakriti Sharma Nextlast_img read more

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Short bets on most Asian currencies recede on Fed ratecut prospects Reuters

first_img(Reuters) – Investors cut bearish bets on most Asian units and went long on the rupiah for the first time in nearly three months, a Reuters poll showed, as hopes of the U.S. Federal Reserve trimming interest rates weakened prospects for the greenback. FILE PHOTO: An employee counts Indonesian rupiah banknotes at a currency exchange office in Jakarta, Indonesia October 23, 2018. REUTERS/BeawihartaDespite a raft of strong U.S. economic data lately, concerns over the U.S.-China trade tensions and weak inflation have turned most Fed officials decidedly dovish. The central bank’s first rate reduction in a decade is expected later this month. An average of 14 analysts were bullish on the Indonesian rupiah IDR= even as the country’s central bank is expected to go on an easing cycle ahead of a Fed rate cut. Bank Indonesia is due to announce its rate decision on Thursday, with the central bank widely expected to cut rates by 25 basis points to 5.75%. Even though markets unwound some bearish bets on the South Korean won KRW=KFTC, it was still the most shorted unit in the region due to concerns over the country’s worsening political and economic dispute with crucial trade partner Japan. Tensions between the two U.S. allies took a turn for the worse earlier this month after Tokyo restricted exports of high-tech materials to Seoul. Bank of Korea on Thursday unexpectedly cut its policy interest rate for the first time in three years over concerns about the dispute amid a slowdown in the economy. Responses for the poll came in before the central bank’s decision. Meanwhile, long positions on the Thai baht THB=TH receded from the last poll as the central bank clamped down on short-term foreign inflows to temper rapid gains in Asia’s best performing currency this year. Policymakers felt further appreciation of the baht would impact Thailand’s exports and economic growth. The Reuters survey is focused on what analysts believe are the current market positions in nine Asian emerging market currencies: the Chinese yuan, South Korean won, Singapore dollar SGD=, Indonesian rupiah, Taiwan dollar TWD=TP, Indian rupee, Philippine peso, Malaysian ringgit and the Thai baht. The poll uses estimates of net long or short positions on a scale of minus 3 to plus 3. A score of plus 3 indicates the market is significantly long on U.S. dollars. The figures included positions held through non-deliverable forwards (NDFs). Reporting by Niyati Shetty in Bengaluru; editing by Gopakumar WarrierOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.last_img read more

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Why JFK Believed His Bold Moonshot Could Actually Happen

first_img JFK’s ‘Moon Speech’ Still Resonates 50 Years Later Apollo 11 was truly a giant leap, but it was no miracle. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced before a special session of Congress that the United States planned to put people on the moon, and return them safely to Earth, before the end of the decade. At the time, the nation had a mere 15 minutes of human-spaceflight experience — and that had been accrued just three weeks earlier, when NASA launched astronaut Alan Shepard on a brief jaunt to suborbital space. Still, JFK had confidence that the agency could deliver on his bold promise.Advertisement Related: Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary: Complete Coverage “I think he thought it could happen,” said Roger Launius, who served as NASA’s chief historian from 1990 to 2002 and wrote the recently published book “Apollo’s Legacy” (Smithsonian Books, 2019). More coverage: Mike Wall’s book about the search for alien life, “Out There” (Grand Central Publishing, 2018; illustrated by Karl Tate), is out now. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook. Reading Apollo 11: The Best New Books About the Moon Landing Watch Apollo 11 Launch on 50th AnniversaryWatch video from the NASA archives of the July 16, 1969 Apollo 11 launch. Credit: NASAVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65964-why-jfk-apollo-moonshot.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4203:42Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?02:31Surgical Robotics00:29Video – Giggly Robot关闭 JFK came to that conclusion after discussing the idea with NASA, which had already been planning for even bigger things down the road. In 1959, just a year after it was established, the space agency had identified Mars as the long-term target for its human-spaceflight program, according to space policy expert John Logsdon. By early 1961, quick-and-dirty analyses had convinced the agency that, while a crewed Red Planet mission would be tough and require significant innovation, there were no technological showstoppers that would prevent it from happening. “That formed the basis of NASA telling Kennedy, ‘If you commit the resources, Mr. President, we think we can do it [a crewed lunar landing],” Logsdon, a professor emeritus of political science and international affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C., told Space.com. “So, the NASA leadership had a relatively high degree of confidence in the basic doability of a lunar-landing program, even though the way they thought it would happen at the time was not the way it happened,” he added. Getting the money, of course, was a big part of pulling the moonshot off. And JFK had a big advantage there: his vice president was Lyndon Johnson, a former majority leader of the U.S. Senate with a long history of pulling strings on Capitol Hill. (Robert Caro’s famous biography of Johnson is called “Master of the Senate.”) The 1969 goal “was doable, and, politically, Johnson had Congress lined up to support it,” Launius told Space.com. A large part of that support, of course, was rooted in a desire to best the United States’ Cold War rival, the Soviet Union. JFK’s announcement came just six weeks after the Soviets had pulled off the first-ever human spaceflight, launching Yuri Gagarin on an orbital mission (something the U.S. wouldn’t achieve until February 1962). Gagarin’s flight was the second high-profile space race victory for the U.S.S.R., which launched the first satellite, Sputnik 1, in October 1957. “In general, Kennedy felt great pressure to have the United States ‘catch up to and overtake’ the Soviet Union in the ‘space race,'” officials with the NASA history office wrote in a description of the moonshot announcement. (The May 1961 address to Congress, by the way, does not contain the line about choosing to go to the moon because it is hard. JFK said that in another speech, in September 1962 at Rice University in Houston.) Conversations with NASA chief James Webb and others convinced JFK that the U.S. perhaps had a lead over the Soviets in the nascent moon race, despite these prior setbacks, the NASA historians added. And that proved to be the case. NASA notched milestone after milestone in a stepwise fashion, working up to Apollo via the Mercury and Gemini human-spaceflight programs. The Soviets continued to beat the U.S. to the punch through the mid-1960s. For example, cosmonaut Alexei Leonov performed the first-ever spacewalk in March 1965, three months before NASA’s Ed White ventured outside his Gemini capsule. But some of these Soviet firsts were rushed, somewhat smoke-and-mirrors affairs, Launius said, and the U.S.S.R. couldn’t keep it up. The nation shot for the moon and failed; it built a huge moon rocket called the N1 but never launched it successfully. And the United States claimed the greatest space-race victory of all on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong took his first small step on the lunar surface. Photos: John F. Kennedy’s NASA Legacy Space Race: Could the U.S. Have Beaten the Soviets Into Space? Relive the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Mission in Real Time Apollo 11 Moon Landing Giveaway with Simulation Curriculum & Celestron!last_img read more

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Sexual assault case Supreme Court dismisses Asaram Bapus bail plea

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram in connection with a sexual assault case lodged against him in Gujarat.A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Gujarat government, that the trial in the case was going on and 210 witnesses were yet to be examined.The bench, while dismissing the bail plea, said the lower court will proceed with the trial and will not be influenced by the prima facie observations given by the Gujarat High Court earlier while dismissing Asaram’s plea.Two Surat-based sisters had lodged separate complaints against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai accusing them of rape and illegal confinement among other charges. COMMENTS Published on SHAREcenter_img July 15, 2019 0last_img read more

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