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first_imgMar 27, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – As tests were pending to determine whether a 1-year-old child in Jakarta is Indonesia’s 23rd fatality from avian influenza, other suspected human cases were under investigation today in Egypt and Iraq.Local tests in Indonesia showed the baby girl from West Jakarta was infected with H5N1 avian flu, according to a health official cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Mar 25. The girl died Mar 23 at Sulianti Saroso Hospital, according to Hariyadi Wibisono, a health ministry official.”She had a history of contact with sick chickens near her house and suffered serious respiratory problems during hospitalization,” Wibisono was quoted as telling AFP. Confirmatory tests are being conducted at a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating laboratory in Hong Kong.If her case is confirmed, the girl’s death would mark the 23rd avian flu fatality in Indonesia, and the 30th case.Authorities in Egypt suspect an 18-year-old girl hospitalized there might have the country’s fifth human case of H5N1 infection, AFP said in a story today. The girl was hospitalized in the city of Kafr al-Sheikh in stable condition, and authorities were awaiting test results, AFP reported.One of Egypt’s four reported H5N1 case-patients died, one remains hospitalized, and two others “are no longer in danger,” the AFP story noted. The WHO has not yet confirmed any of the four cases.In Iraq, a man died of a suspected H5N1 infection in Baghdad, and one of his family members also is considered to have a possible case. Samples from both people are being tested in Cairo, according to a separate AFP story published today. Iraq’s toll currently stands at two confirmed fatal cases.Mystery in CambodiaMeanwhile, the investigation into the fifth fatality in Cambodia has yielded surprises, according to AFP.Authorities have found no sign of H5N1 in birds in the village where a 3-year-old girl died of avian flu on Mar 21, the news service reported. Although about 200 chickens and ducks reportedly died in the village before the girl got sick, initial tests of poultry samples are negative for H5N1, said Kao Phal, director of the Cambodian agriculture ministry’s Animal Health Department. Investigators were expanding their search for sick birds outside her village, Phum Tuol Prich.The WHO yesterday voiced concern over the situation in Cambodia.Dr. Michael O’Leary of the WHO told AFP yesterday that the fact that H5N1 has not been found in poultry was troubling because it meant that people were encountering sick birds of which the authorities were unaware.Phal suggested that wild birds or their infected droppings could have caused the girl’s infection.Meanwhile, the number of possible human cases in Cambodia seems smaller than authorities feared last week.Seven other people from the victim’s village who were suspected of having H5N1 have tested negative, the head of Cambodia’s infectious disease department, Ly Sovann, told AFP.Two adults and one child who live in a neighboring village were being treated for fever and respiratory problems at a Phnom Penh hospital, an AFP story said. They also tested negative for H5N1, AFP reported today.An additional five people who had contact with people suspected of having H5N1 are being tested, Sovann told AFP.Czech Republic finds H5 flu in swanCzech officials suspect H5N1 infection killed a dead swan found at Hlubokou Nad Vltava, about 150 miles south of Prague.The swan was found Mar 20, AFP reported today. The presence of H5 antigens has been confirmed, but the neuraminidase (N) subtype has not yet been confirmed, AFP reported. Further tests are being conducted.last_img read more

first_imgNeptune has completed a diving project awarded by Chevron Australia under the Master Services Agreement (MSA).The contract included the provision of diving services for Barrow Island CBM (Conventional Buoy Mooring) terminal, subsea hose change out and pig catcher removal, spar navigation aids change out and inspection, maintenance and repair work.Neptune chief executive officer, Robin King, said: “Neptune is pleased at the successful outcome of this first call off as part of our Chevron Diving MSA which, coupled with our longstanding presence on Barrow Island, continues to develop and reinforce our ongoing relationship with Chevron.”last_img read more

first_imgAuckland Scoop 22 April 2012It’s not just problem gamblers who would suffer from the Prime Minister’s Sky City/convention centre deal. Auckland’s annual film festival, now in its fifth decade, would be affected as well. The Herald reveals today that the Sky City Theatre is under threat because the casino owners are considering how they could close the theatre and use the space to house the extra gambling machines that would be permitted as part of its convention centre deal.….The list of opponents to the John Key poker-machines-for-convention-centre deal is a big one. Starting with Opposition leader David Shearer, who says officials recommended that a different business case be prepared. Councillor Cathy Casey says there is enormous public opposition to the extra poker machines that are a part of the deal. Professor Max Abbott of Auckland University has challenged SkyCity’s defence of the extra poker machines. He warns: “SkyCity Casino is in the middle of our major city and at best can only partially be described as a ‘destination’ gambling venue. As I understand it the casino relies predominantly on revenue from Auckland residents, particularly local pokie players.”Family First’s opposition is predictable. But you can’t deny Bob McCroskie’s argument: “Tourists come to see the country and the culture – not the casinos. If tourists were really focused on gambling, they would be going to Las Vegas – not the Sky City casino venue in Auckland.”http://auckland.scoop.co.nz/2012/04/poker-machines-versus-a-convention-centre-and-the-loss-of-a-theatre/last_img read more

first_img Share Directions:Allow butter, egg yolks, egg whites, and buttermilk to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans; set aside. In a bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar until well combined. Beat in egg yolks one at a time. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes.Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat on low speed after each addition just until combined. In a bowl combine mocha syrup, coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla. Gently stir into cake batter.Thoroughly wash beaters. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold 1 cup of the beaten egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture; fold remaining egg whites into egg yolk mixture.Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops spring back when touched. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; cool thoroughly on racks.To assemble cake, place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread top of cake with 3/4 cup of the Irish Cream frosting. Top with a second cake layer. Spread top of cake with 3/4 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting on top and sides of cake. Makes 12 to 16 servings.Irish Cream Frosting: In a mixing bowl beat 1 cup butter, softened, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in 6 tablespoons total: mocha syrup, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream liqueur.* Beat in 2 tablespoons vanilla. Gradually add 6 cups powdered sugar, beating until smooth and of spreading consistency.Note: Strong brewed coffee may be substituted for the liqueurs. Sharing is caring! Cream Caramel Cake.This dense, moist cake gets its caramel color and taste from the sugar and liqueurs used to flavor both the cake and frosting. Buttermilk gives the batter a bit of tartness and it helps activate the leavening.Other than the baking and cooling time, this is fairly efficient cake to make, since the batter is ready in only 30 minutes. But as with any other endeavor, practice makes perfect, so you’ll probably want to make this cake a few times to make sure you have everything down.Ingredients:1 cup butter5 eggs, separated1 cup buttermilk3 cups sifted cake flour1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. baking soda1/8 tsp. salt2-1/2 cups sugar5 Tbsp. total mocha syrup, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream liqueur*2 tsp. vanilla extract1 recipe Irish Cream Frosting 38 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Food & DiningLifestyle Cream Caramel Cake. by: – August 13, 2011 Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenslast_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Nurse warns on risks involving oral sex by: – June 21, 2012 Tweet 274 Views   9 comments Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Development of white warts associated with HPV A retired nurse has spoken out in an attempt to educate and warn the public on the risks involved in engaging in oral sex.During a local talk show on Thursday, retired nurse Justina James said persons may believe that oral sex is a better option to actual sex, but the consequences one is made to bear after such an activity does not merit that “sort” of involvement.She said oral sex can lead to genital human papillomavirus, or HPV, which is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.HPV infects the genital areas of males and females and can also infect the mouth and throat.However, research indicates that most people who become infected with HPV do not even know that they have it.Nurse James said HPV does not only affect women but men as well.“The men believe the women are the ones who suffer the consequences but the men do as well because HPV can be carried by the man under the foreskin and that is where the virus is being harbored”.She warned that any man who is infected with the virus and engages in “virginal sex” will transmit that virus to the woman.Also, if that woman then engages in oral sex with a man, that man is also at “risk”.“Any woman who has HPV and is involved with other men at some point many more women will develop that problem,” James noted.She said HPV is a gateway to cancer of the cervix and she is of the view that the best way “out” is to “cease” from the practice of oral sex.“Quite a few men are infected with HPV and they are not aware of it and I think we should break that cycle, if proper sexual practices are being upheld. Men have to take care of themselves and don’t wait for a woman to get tested for you to know if you carrying the virus”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgSouthampton will welcome back a number of familiar faces when Liverpool arrive next weekend for a match Nathaniel Clyne believes could prove vital in the top-four race. During last summer’s unparalleled talent drain, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert all left St Mary’s in favour of a move to Anfield. Those exits came at a reported combined cost of £49million and compounded the departures of head coach Mauricio Pochettino, Calum Chambers and Luke Shaw. Press Association “I think teams are coming up against us and making it really difficult for us to play,” Clyne said after Wednesday’s goalless draw. “I think they are coming to play counter-attacking football, which means that we have to try and break them down. “Yeah, it makes it difficult but we’re up for the challenge.” Southampton have certainly proved up to the challenge defensively, with their record of 12 clean sheets and just 17 goals conceded the best in the Premier League. “I think we’ve been solid all season, really,” Clyne added. “We’ve got the best defensive record in the Premier League. “We know if we keep that up, we know we can always go and win the game. “It’s been a great season. No one expected us to be where we are at the moment, but we’re flying high at the moment. “The confidence in the team and the morale’s high and we’re playing good football and we’re looking good.” Saints, though, have confounded those expecting them to struggle, with Ronald Koeman’s men sitting fourth in the Barclays Premier League standings with 13 matches remaining. Liverpool, four points worse off in seventh, are next up and England right-back Clyne is well aware of the importance of overcoming his former team-mates. “It is another game we’re looking forward to playing,” he told Press Association Sport. “We know Liverpool are a good side. “It is going to be another tough test for us, but I am sure if we play like we did (against West Ham) we can go and get the three points we’re looking for.” Put to Clyne that the match looked important in the top-four battle, he said: “Yeah, definitely. “I mean, if we get the win then we can push for that top four and hopefully we can stay there for the rest of the season.” To overcome Liverpool, Saints will need to show a cutting edge that has been missing in recent games at St Mary’s. Koeman’s side have not won in four successive home matches in all competitions, with the 10 men of West Ham the latest to leave with a smile on their face. last_img read more

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami backed the efforts of the Indian batsmen as the hosts beat West Indies by 107 runs in the second ODI that was played at the VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. India has thus leveled the three-match series 1-1 and the decisive third ODI will be held in Cuttack on Sunday.The West Indies were set a target of 389 by India with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring centuries as part of a 227-run opening stand. The visitors started the chase well with a 61-run stand between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis. Shardul Thakur got the breakthrough off the last ball of the 11th over with Lewis mistiming a pull right down the throat of Shreyas Iyer.Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 139 in the previous match, replaced Lewis but his stay didn’t last long primarily thanks to a brilliant fielding effort from Shreyas. He first stopped the ball from racing to the boundary in extraordinary fashion, tumbled over the ropes and recovered before gathering the ball and completing a gun throw to the non-striker’s end. Jadeja, who was bowling the over, collected the throw and whipped away the bails promptly to complete the runout. Hetmyer could only make four runs off seven balls.Jadeja then dismissed Roston Chase with a nearly unplayable delivery in his next over. However, Nicholas Pooran then played a counter-attacking inning to shift the balance in favor of the visitors. With a solid Hope holding up one end, Pooran went after the Indian bowlers.The pair put up 106 runs for the fourth wicket, most of which were scored by Pooran. He went after India’s wicket-taking bowlers and momentarily put West Indies on cruise mode. However, Mohammed Shami affected a turnaround in the 30th over with consecutive wickets.He first managed to get a top edge off Pooran after which the ball ballooned up in the air. Kuldeep made no mistake with the catch and Pooran had to walk having made 75 runs off 47 balls. Shami then got West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard off the very next ball. Earlier, Pollard’s counterpart Virat Kohli had been dismissed for a golden duck too, thus making this the first time in an ODI that the captains of both teams had been dismissed off the first ball they faced.Shami did not get a hat-trick but that is exactly what Kuldeep ended up doing two overs later. The first man to fall was Hope, who went for a sweep off the third ball of the over hoping to get it over the boundary but Indian captain Virat Kohli caught it right at the edge of the boundary. He walked on 78 off 85 balls.Kuldeep then deceived Jason Holder in flight with a googly. The all-rounder missed it altogether and dragged his feet out of the crease. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was alert to it and knocked off the bails while Holder’s foot was still in the air.Kuldeep then bowled a wrong’un from around the stumps towards new batsman Alzarri Joseph. The ball took a thick outside edge and Kedar Jadhav did well to hold on to it at second slip.Keemo Paul anchored the tail and fell four runs short of his maiden ODI fifty to a Mohammed Shami yorker which marked the end of the West Indies innings. Paul shared a 50-run stand for the ninth wicket with Khary Pierre and added 20 for the last wicket.Earlier, Rohit and Rahul’s massive opening stand was backed up by an astonishing late assault from Pant and Shreyas. While Rahul (102) was dismissed in the same over that he raised his hundred, Rohit carried on and looked primed for a record-extending fourth ODI double ton. However he fell on 159 to Sheldon Cottrell in the 44th over.That was only the start of the pain for West Indies however as Pant came in and made his intentions clear with a six off the second ball he faced. He hit another six two balls later and then a single to take strike as Cottrell came back for the 46th over.Pant hit two sixes and three fours in that over, thus taking 24 runs off it. Iyer gave Chase an even worse pasting in the next, smashing four sixes and a four. 31 runs were scored off the 47th. Pant was dismissed in the next over and Iyer after that while Kedar Jadhav hit three fours off the last one as India just failed to cross the 400-run mark.Brief scores: India 387/5 (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83) vs West Indies 280 (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39). (IANS)Also read:Rohit Sharma dismantles Bangladesh as India level SeriesAlso watch: AASU Rally Against CAA 2019 in Kokrajharlast_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Hyderabad: A cheating case has been registered against triple Olympian and former India hockey team captain N Mukesh Kumar and his brother for allegedly obtaining fake Scheduled Caste certificates and securing jobs in the Indian Airlines, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a complaint by a local ‘Tahasildar’, an FIR had been registered under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) an 471 (using as genuine a forged document) against Kumar and his brother Suresh Kumar, Bowenpally Police Station Inspector D Rajesh told PTI.Kumar, an Arjuna awardee, and his brother allegedly furnished false SC ‘A’ Mala caste certificates and secured employment in the state-run Indian Airlines while they belonged to backward class ‘A Nayee Brahmin” community, he said quoting the complaint.Also Read | Amit Bhandari Assault Case: After Gautam Gambhir’s proposal, DDCA bans U-23 player Anuj Dedha for lifeThe airlines had earlier requested the Hyderabad district officials to inquire into the matter after it received a complaint that the two brothers did not belong to the SC community.We are proceeding further with the investigations, the police official added. Reacting to the development, Mukesh Kumar, a city resident, said he had been having the SC certificate from class I.“I got the job in the Indian Airllines under the sports quota,” he told PTI. Mukesh Kumar, a star forward, had represented India in over 300 international matches and scored as many as 80 goals.He had featured in three Olympic Games – Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). He has also been conferred with the Padma Shri award. last_img read more

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Associated Press March 1, 2020 — Artem Anisimov (ahr-TEHM’ ah-NEE’-see-mahv) scored twice on 10 shots in regulation before providing the lone shootout goal in the Senators’ 4-3 win against the Red Wings. Scott Sabourin also scored and Marcus Hogberg stopped 25 shots as Ottawa sent Detroit to its fifth consecutive loss.NHL-NEWSLightning lose Stamkos for rest of regular seasonUNDATED (AP) — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and potentially the first round of the playoffs.The team says Stamkos will undergo surgery for a core muscle injury and will be out for approximately six to eight weeks, including rest and recovery. — Trey Lyles had 20 points and the Spurs overcame a shaky fourth quarter to beat Orlando, 114-113. San Antonio had seven players score in double figures, including 19 points from Rudy Gay, 16 from DeMar DeRozan and 15 by Dejounte (deh-JAHN’-tay) Murray.— Eric Paschall’s (PAS’-kulz) 25 points led the Warriors in a 115-99 comeback at Phoenix. Damion Lee had 20 points and eight assists for Golden State, which trailed 41-28 after one period before ending an eight-game losing skid.— Trae Young and John Collins each recorded double-doubles in the Hawks’ 129-117 victory over the Trail Blazers. Young had 25 points and 15 assists, while Collins added 24 points and 10 rebounds in Atlanta’s second consecutive win.— Backup Mitchell Robinson had a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Knicks beat the Bulls, 125-115 to end a six-game losing streak. Julius Randle contributed 22 points and 10 boards for the Knicks, who blew most of a 17-point, third-quarter lead before prevailing.NBA-WARRIORS-CURRY Warriors star Curry not playing SundaySAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry won’t make his return to the court Sunday against the Wizards as had originally been hoped.Golden State says Curry is participating in full scrimmages and “continues to make good progress in his recovery” from a broken left hand. Coach Steve Kerr said earlier this week he hoped Curry would return this weekend.Curry has played only four games this season, falling on his hand Oct. 30 against the Suns.NHL-SCHEDULE B’s blank IslandersUNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins continue to own a seven-point lead over Tampa Bay in the NHL’s Atlantic Division after winning for the 14th time in their last 18 games.The Bruins have a league-best 94 points after Charlie McAvoy provided a goal and two assists in a 4-0 shutout of the Islanders. David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) notched his league-leading 48th goal of the season and Brad Marchand added a goal and an assist.Tuukka Rask made 12 of his 24 saves in the third period of his fourth shutout of the season and 49th of his career.The Lightning kept pace with Boston and ended a four-game losing streak by downing the Flames, 4-3. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat (AHN’-dray pah-LAHT’) scored power-play goals and Yanni Gourde (YAH’-nee gohrd) added a shorthanded tally in Tampa Bay’s first victory since its team-record, 11-game winning streak came to an end. — Luka Garza scored 25 points and had 17 rebounds as No. 18 Iowa pulled away in the second half for a 77-68 win over No. 16 Penn State. Garza extended his streak of 20 or more points against Big Ten teams to a school-record 14 games and posted his 14th double-double of the season.— Yoeli Childs poured in 38 points and had 13 rebounds as 17th-ranked BYU dumped Pepperdine, 81-64. The Cougars trailed by three at halftime before outscoring the Waves, 49-29 to improve to 24-7.— Kristian Doolittle’s 19 points and seven rebounds helped Oklahoma earn a 73-62 victory at No. 20 West Virginia. Brady Manek posted 15 points and seven rebounds as the Sooners ended a six-game road lost streak.— Andrew Jones had a career-high 22 points and Texas closed on an 8-0 run in the final minute to secure its fourth straight win, 68-58 at No. 22 Texas Tech.NBA-SCHEDULE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULETCU upends BaylorUNDATED (AP) — Second-ranked Baylor has lost for the second time in three games since winning a Big 12-record 23 games in a row. Fleetwood in charge at Honda ClassicPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Fleetwood birdied four of his final six holes in a 3-under 67 that leaves him atop the leaderboard through three rounds of the PGA’s Honda Classic.Fleetwood moved to 5 under for the week and one shot ahead of Brendan Steele at PGA National. The Englishman is ranked No. 12 in the world but hasn’t captured a PGA title.Steele birdied two of his first three holes on Saturday to get to 7 under before carding four bogeys in an eight-hole span for a 71.Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are two strokes back. The Celtics shot 0-for-6 while going scoreless over the final 2:49, dropping them one game behind the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors.Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:— The Lakers’ seven-game winning streak is over after rookie Ja (jah) Morant provided 27 points and matched his season high with 14 assists in the Grizzlies’ 105-88 stifling of Los Angeles. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO’-nuhs) had 22 points and 20 rebounds as Memphis halted a five-game skid.— Kendrick Nunn scored 21 points and Goran Dragic added 19 points off the bench to lead the Heat past the Nets, 116-113. Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Southeast Division leaders, who didn’t clinch the win until Spencer Dinwiddie threw away a pass in the closing seconds.— T.J. Warren scored 30 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 22, including the go-ahead basket midway through the fourth quarter of the Pacers’ 113-104 downing of the Cavaliers. Domantas Sabonis (doh-MAHN’-tahs sah-BOH’-nihs) had his 46th double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds to go with nine assists in Indiana’s fifth win in six games. Reds fall to HornetsWATFORD, England (AP) — Liverpool’s bid for an invincible season is over following a 3-0 loss at Watford, the Reds’ first Premier League loss in 422 games and 45 matches.All three goals came in the second half, the first two from Ismaila (ihsh-MY’-lah) Sarr. Troy Denny made it 3-0 against a Liverpool defense that played poorly throughout.The win currently gets the Hornets out of the relegation zone. Rockets knock off Celtics in OTUNDATED (AP) — The Houston Rockets have a six-game winning streak after outlasting the Boston Celtics in overtime.James Harden had 21 points, including a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left in overtime to send the Rockets to a 111-110 triumph at Boston. Russell Westbrook scored 41 points and Houston withstood Jaylen Brown’s 3-pointer at the end of regulation.Robert Covington added 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won 10 of their last 12 games and beaten Boston five times in a row.Houston paces the NBA’s Southwest Division by 3 ½ games over Dallas. — Malachi Flynn had a career-high 36 points and No. 5 San Diego State stretched its road winning streak to 11 games by topping Nevada 83-76. KJ Feagin had 14 points as the Aztecs improved to 28-1 overall.— Immanuel Quickley had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in eighth-ranked Kentucky’s 73-66 verdict over No. 15 Auburn. The Tigers led 20-11 until the Wildcats embarked on a 20-3 run that helped them improve to 14-2 in the SEC.— Ninth-ranked Maryland absorbed a 78-66 loss to Michigan State as Cassius Winston furnished 20 points for the 24th-rated Spartans. Xavier Tillman Sr. had 14 points, 12 rebounds and six assists to help Michigan State avenge its Feb. 15 home loss to the Terrapins.— Luwane Pipkins scored 27 points to lead Providence to its fifth win over a top 25 team this month, 58-54 against No. 12 Villanova 58-54. The Friars improved to 10-6 in the Big East and boosted their NCAA Tournament resume with a win in Philly following victories over ranked teams Butler, Creighton, Seton Hall and Marquette.— No. 13 Seton Hall pulled out an 88-79 win over Marquette as Myles Powell provided 28 points and Sandro Mamukelashvili added 26. The Pirates led by 24 midway through the second half, but the Golden Eagles pulled within 84-79 with 34 seconds to play before Seton Hall moved to 13-3 in the Big East. — The Maple Leafs picked up their third straight win as Martin Marincin’s (mah-RIHN’-chihnz) first goal of the season broke a 2-2 deadlock 18 seconds into the third period of a 4-2 decision over the Canucks. Auston Matthews scored his 45th goal of the season and Frederik Andersen turned back 25 shots to help Toronto solidify its hold on third place in the Atlantic Division.— Tomas Tatar’s (tah-TAHRZ’) third assist of the game was a setup of Jeff Petry’s overtime goal that pushed the Canadiens past the Hurricanes, 4-3. Phillip Danault (dah-NOH’) and Branden Gallagher each had a goal and an assist as Montreal dealt Carolina its third loss in a row.— Arizona spotted Buffalo an early 2-0 lead before Clayton Keller collected two goals and an assist to send the Coyotes past the Sabres, 5-2. Antti Raanta (AN’-tee RAHN’-tah) stopped 25 shots and blanked the Sabres after Marcus Johansson and Jeff Skinner scored 44 seconds apart in the first period.— Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (tayvz) each scored in the shootout to lift the Chicago Blackhawks over the Panthers, 3-2. Toews also had a goal and an assist in regulation as Chicago handed Florida its sixth straight home loss.— The Kings beat the Devils, 2-1 on Adrian Kempe’s (KEHM’-pehz) goal at 1:58 of OT. Dustin Brown also scored and Jonathan Quick made 32 saves as Los Angeles improved to 3-1-1 in its last five games. Desmond Bane scored eight of his 23 points during TCU’s tiebreaking run as the Horned Frogs upended the Bears, 75-72. Bane drained a long tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4:42 left to put the Horned Frogs ahead to stay.PJ Fuller added 21 points for TCU, while Jaire Grayer had 13 points and nine rebounds.Jared Butler and Freddie Gillespie both had 18 points for Baylor.The Bears weren’t the only top-10 team to lose to an unranked opponent.Freshman Al-Amir Dawes drained a twisting, driving bucket with a second left to give Clemson a 70-69 triumph over sixth-ranked Florida State. Dawes finished with 18 points and the Tigers overcame a 10-point hole in the second half before notching their third win over a top-10 team this season. Mamadi Diakite (MAH’-mah dee dee-ah-KEE’-tay) hit a go-ahead layup with 39 seconds left before Jay Huff provided a huge rebound and a block to help Virginia secure a 52-50 victory against seventh-ranked Duke. Huff finished with 15 points and 10 blocks, while Diakite and Braxton Key each added 14 points.The Blue Devils have dropped two straight and three of four, all against unranked teams.In other top-25 action:— Devon Dotson scored 25 points and top-ranked Kansas overcame an injury to center Udoka Azubuike (oo-DOH’-kah ah-zoo-BOO’-kay) to earn its 14th straight win, 62-58 against Kansas State. Azubuike finished with six points and nine rebounds while playing just 20 minutes after hurting his ankle early in the first half.— Filip Petrusev (peh-TROO’-shehv) pumped in 27 points and third-ranked Gonzaga improved to 29-2 with an 86-76 defeat of Saint Mary’s. Corey Kispert added 20 points and Killian Tillie 13 as the Bulldogs continue to take aim at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-COLOGUARD CLASSICQuigley maintains leadTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Quigley fired a 5-under 68 to open a three-shot lead through two rounds of the Cologuard Classic.Quigley is bidding to win for the second time in his first four PGA Tour Champions starts.Fred Couples was second after a 66. The 60-year-old Hall of Famer won the last of his 13 senior titles in 2017. Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Blues still lead the Central Division by three points over the Avalanche after Ryan O’Reilly scored the only shootout goal to lead St. Louis over the Stars, 4-3. David Perron (peh-RAHN’) netted his team-high 25th goal and Brayden Schenn scored in his fourth straight game as the Blues ran their winning streak to seven straight.— Pavel Francouz (FRAN’-sohs) made 30 saves and blanked the Predators until the final 5 ½ minutes of Colorado’s sixth consecutive win, 3-2 at Nashville. Gabriel Landeskog (LAN’-dehs-kahg) and Martin Kaut scored 2:15 apart late in the second period to give the Avalanche a 2-0 lead.— The Penguins own their first six-game losing streak in eight years after Martin Jones made 30 saves in his 24th career shutout to lead the Sharks past Pittsburgh, 5-0. Evander Kane and Timo Meier each had a goal and an assist for San Jose Sharks, which has followed a five-game skid with back-to-back wins.— Ryan Nugent-Hopkins produced the tiebreaking goal with 5:14 remaining to send the Oilers to their second win in six games, 3-2 against the Jets. Edmonton forward Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) added two goals and an assist, giving him a league-high 102 points this season. Stamkos has 29 goals and 66 points this season, both second on the team behind Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv).In other NHL news:— Blackhawks forwards Andrew Shaw and Zack Smith will miss the rest of the season because of injuries. Shaw has been sidelined since Nov. 30 because of a concussion. Smith is scheduled for back surgery on March 6.— The Islanders will make their full return to Long Island a year early after splitting the last two seasons between Nassau County and Brooklyn. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that the team will play all home games during the 2020-21 season at the Nassau Coliseum, and any home playoff dates will take place on Long Island this season and next.PGA-HONDA CLASSIC NASCAR-FONTANA-QUALIFYINGClint Bowyer takes Fontana poleFONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Clint Bowyer (BOY’-ur) has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana, holding off six-time race champion Jimmie Johnson.Bowyer turned a lap in 40.086 seconds in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford to claim just his fourth pole position in 508 career Cup races. The veteran racer also won the pole for the first time in 20 career races at Auto Club Speedway east of Los Angeles.SOCCER-LIVERPOOL LOSESlast_img read more

first_imgTonight in San Diego, the USC Alumni Association and the Marshall Keenan MBA Career Resource Center will host their fourth Pink Slip Party, a networking program that has been praised for providing practical benefits and moral support to unemployed USC alumni.These events invite Trojan alumni who are out of work to receive free one-on-one career counseling and résumé help from professionals.Two pink slip parties have been held so far at venues in Los Angeles as well as one in San Francisco. Attendance has remained high since the parties began in June, with each event drawing about 200 alumni.Scott Turner, associate director of the Alumni Career Services Program and founder of the Pink Slip Party program said he sees it as an opportunity for alumni to network and to realize they are not the only ones dealing with unemployment.“A pink slip party is usually when laid off workers get together in a bar to feel better and talk about their experience,” Turner said. “I took this idea and modified it.”For his version of a pink slip party, Turner has hired career coaches to teach people how to market themselves in an economic downturn. Turner works together with Scott Mory, CEO of the USC Alumni Association, to host these events.“There are alumni out there who are in need of career support and moral support,” Mory said. “The idea is to provide a way for alumni who are going through a similar process to go through it together.”Peter Giulioni, executive director of the Keenan MBA Career Resource Center, said these workshops can be “incredibly useful.” “Having a trained professional look at your résumé, getting people to validate that you have a good skill set and just meeting other people who are also in the job search process can all be very helpful to the alum who is seeking a job,” Giulioni said.He said he thinks attendees benefit not just from the career advice but also from the emotional support.“It feels like, ‘I’m not in this by myself, there are people here to help me, and the Trojan network is alive,’” Giulioni said. “It also takes away a little bit of the stigma of being a certain age and being out of work.”Turner said the relaxed atmosphere of the events tends to draw younger alumni, but alumni of all ages have shown up at past events.He said feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and he cited the career coaches as a key aspect of this success.“The most important thing is the professional career coaches,” Turner said. “Being able to sit down for 15 minutes with a professional career coach for free is something you don’t really get to do anywhere else.”There will be 11 career coaches at the San Diego event tonight, ranging from the President of Thompson Search to a vice president at the TriStaff Group. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will also be there to provide free financial advice. As of Monday evening, 200 USC alumni were already registered for the event.USC seniors who will be venturing into the job market soon said they see value in events like the pink slip parties and are glad the Alumni Association is taking an active role in helping graduates find jobs.“The closer I get to graduation without having a job, the more uneasy I become. But knowing that a post recruiting service exists does make me feel a bit more comfortable,” said Eric Gallegos, a senior majoring in accounting.Turner said seniors are not the target market for the pink slip series, and plans are already in motion to hold the next event in Los Angeles this spring, but he sees no reason why seniors couldn’t go.“There’s no reason at all why graduating seniors couldn’t attend,” Turner said. “They are getting ready to jump into the marketplace.”Though the pink slip parties have received a lot of support, they are just one of many programs geared at helping unemployed alumni.“The pink slip parties are happening in the context of a much greater initiative to help support our alumni in finding careers,” Mory said. “For the last year, the Alumni Association and the Career Planning and Placement Center have been involved with a campaign called ‘Trojans Hiring Trojans’ for alumni who are in a position to hire and want to help unemployed USC graduates.”last_img read more