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WB, Tanoto Foundation and Gates Foundation collaborate to reduce stunting rate in Indonesia

first_imgThe World Bank, the Tanoto Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are working closely with the Indonesian government to reduce the high stunting rate in the country by donating US$4 million through the Multi Donor Trust Fund for Indonesia Human Capital Acceleration.A statement issued by the World Bank and obtained by The Jakarta Post on Wednesday said the trust fund would operate, from 2020 to 2024, under the guidance of a steering committee consisting of representatives from the Indonesian government, the World Bank and both foundations.Hari Menon, the South and Southeast Asia lead for the Bill Gates Foundation, hoped the fund would strengthen support for the Indonesian government in accelerating the reduction of stunting and “giving millions of children the opportunity to have a bright future”.World Bank program leader for human development Camilla Holmemo said stunting prevention would play a significant role in improving the country’s human capital.Read also: Collaborative efforts key in reducing stunting: ObserversTanoto Foundation CEO Satrijo Tanudjojo echoed Holmemo’s statement.”[The trust fund] is one of the several initiatives the foundation undertakes for human capital development, as a contribution to the government of Indonesia in achieving its sustainable development goals,” Satrijo said.According to data from the 2018 National Health Survey (Riskesdas), Indonesia performed poorly on stunting prevention, as three out of 10 children under the age of 5 experienced stunting in the country. The figure is quite high considering that the World Health Organization has set a maximum limit for stunting tolerance at 20 percent, or one-fifth of all existing toddlers.To overcome the challenge, the country has become “one of the early adopter countries of the World Bank’s Human Capital Project” to develop various programs including the National Strategy to Accelerate Stunting Prevention, in which it delivered a multi-sectoral package of priority nutrition interventions, said the statement.Topics :last_img read more

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Harvey Gulf files for bankruptcy protection

first_imgImage courtesy of ShellHarvey Gulf International Marine, the New Orleans-based LNG-fueled PSV owner and LNG bunkering pioneer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Houston. The marine transportation company that specializes in providing offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, has listed some $1.2 billion in debt.The action taken by the company is regarded as the sign of an oil-drilling activity slowdown and a direct result of a drop in oil prices.The company’s court filing under Chapter 11, includes a plan to restructure the debt which would see creditors receive equity in the company once it exits the bankruptcy.According to the filing, “the primary objective of the plan is the deleveraging of the debtors’ balance sheet through the consensual equitization of approximately 70% of the Debtors’ approximately $1.2 billion in secured debt under the credit agreement.”The company aims ‘right-size’ the balance sheet would eliminate amortization payments and reduce interest expense by $47 million per year.The filing lists between 200 and 999 creditors and assets with assets worth from $100 million to $500 million.Improved cash flow would enable the company to maintain and expand its fleet that as of late includes five liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled platform supply vessels.The company also owns and operates, what it claims to be, the first marine LNG fueling terminal in North America at its operation base in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The facility, with a total on-site storage of approximately 270,000 gallons contained in three tanks was opened in February 2016.last_img read more

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Arsenal: Arteta already vindicating Luiz’s confidence

first_imgDavid Luiz believes that Mikel Arteta is set to become one of the best coaches in the world, and the new Arsenal manager is already vindicating the faith. Xhaka was tremendous against Bournemouth for the first time in awhile, he showed everything that we needed to see to the point that his exit is dreaded. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang defended so well against Chelsea that he earned man of the match for that work load, not for the goal. Just when you thought he was going to leave in January as well, he’s completely flipped the switch. And Ozil, the man who’s been lost for years, has been as reliable as can be. And against a varying level of opposition too, bizarrely enough. He’s looked brand new. All three have looked brand new. Truly remarkable. As a team, they have defended better and more cohesively, they’ve had more of a midfield presence and they’re actually creating chances. All of these things were major lapses in the Gunners up until Arteta took over. Read Also:Arsenal eye RB Leipzig’s Upamecano as Arteta’s first signing Just two matches—and not even two good matches—and we can see that Arteta is absolutely on track to become one of the best coaches in the world. How could he not at this point? He’s maximizing resources, he’s building youth, he’s doing so much in so little time. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal have not won either of Mikel Arteta‘s first two matches. Away at Bournemouth, they only scrounged a 1-1 draw and at home to Chelsea, they dropped a 1-0 lead to fall 2-1. Both results are riding on the backs of some seriously hard luck, with the Chelsea match taking the hard luck cake, but through it all, most aren’t losing the plot—Mikel Arteta’s changes are coming through. David Luiz, who has had his fair share of class managers, spoke up after the Chelsea match to say that Arteta is going to be one of the best coaches in the world. And it’s hard to question that. After all, you have to look at the performance, not the results. Up until Arteta took over, the Gunners were a lethargic bunch, mired in a lack of confidence, without any sort of direction or belief. Freddie Ljungberg didn’t fix that. In just two matches, we’ve seen Arteta completely fix Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our Planet11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee Loading… last_img read more

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Wenger backing for Maitland-Niles

first_img Police were called to the Barclays Premier League club’s Hertfordshire training complex in March following a confrontation between Jule Niles, Arsenal executive Dick Law and her son’s agent, and again last month when she had subsequently threatened to withdraw the winger from an under-21 match before refusing to leave the premises. No charges followed, but Niles has been issued with a warning. Maitland-Niles is seen as one of Arsenal’s brightest prospects, having come through the academy and made his senior debut this season in the Champions League tie against Galatasaray in December. The 17-year-old still lives at home and Wenger believes everyone only wants the best for his development. “It is basically a private matter that I don’t know really well about because I don’t know what happened, but I know Ainsley very well and he has my complete support because he is a good boy and I am sure his mother wants a great future for him and to help him,” said Wenger. “There are some incidents that I don’t know well and I don’t know why, but the boy has a perfect behaviour inside our club. There are many times in the week with me in training.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given Ainsley Maitland-Niles his “complete support” following a dispute involving the player’s mother at the training ground. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino blames England under-21s for Harry Kane’s loss of form

first_img Kane has scored only twice in the 16 Spurs appearances since his memorable England debut in March and the forward is yet to get off the mark for his club this season. Spurs have been eager to protect Kane and expressed reservations about his involvement in the under-21 European Championships last summer – a tournament that involved three matches across 10 days in the Czech Republic and meant their star player arrived late for pre-season. “Not only on the pitch, but off the pitch with the pressure – he is a hero for Tottenham and England – it was unbelievable how people see him. “It’s not easy to recover because it’s not only physical, also mental. It’s true that maybe the summer did not help.” Kane is not the only high-profile striker struggling to find his stride, with last season’s other three top scorers – Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa – mustering only two league goals between them so far. “You can improve a lot in the bad moments,” Pochettino said. “For Harry it’s a very tough moment. He is still young. You can improve and realise who are your people and the people who can help you. “When you are on the crest of a wave, there are a lot of people around you. “It was easy when he scored to talk about him but now maybe the confidence he needs…but this is football. “The club have very good people, me and my staff at the club. We are all behind him to help him.” Spurs host league leaders Manchester City on Saturday, hoping to bounce back from the Capital One Cup defeat to rivals Arsenal in midweek. Ryan Mason is out with a knee injury while Mousa Dembele, Nabil Bentaleb and Alex Pritchard all have ankle problems and are unavailable. Pritchard’s absence has been particularly disappointing for Spurs, after the 22-year-old winger arrived on the back of 12 goals on loan at Brentford last season. “It is difficult because he arrived in the summer, now with the injury it has been difficult for him for weeks and weeks to learn about the team and to show his quality,” Pochettino said. “For that, we are – not worried – but a little bit sad, because it will take more time for him. He is close.” Kane has not looked tired, and has played well for Spurs in his overall game, but Pochettino believes his talisman is lacking the confidence he enjoyed a few months ago. “The striker sometimes needs confidence and trust and maybe he has lost his confidence a little bit,” Pochettino said. “It’s our job to give back his confidence so he can start to score. I think he is the same person and he has the same mentality as last season. “But maybe at the end of the season he rested, went to the Euros, didn’t score at the Euros after three games, he came back late for pre-season and you need time to recover. “Sometimes you are not in the best scoring condition when you start to play and your confidence goes down. “This is probably what has happened. But this is a good experience for the future, to manage a young player like he is.” Hype surrounding Kane’s rise to prominence reached its peak after he notched within 79 seconds of his England debut while Tottenham fans revelled in the success of their home-grown hero. “This is why last season towards to the end we tried to explain that last season for Harry Kane was very, very hard,” Pochettino said. Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits Harry Kane is short of confidence and believes playing for England under-21s contributed to the striker’s loss of form. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Ellsworth runners finish Boston Marathon

first_imgELLSWORTH — Three Ellsworth natives made the trip to Massachusetts to compete in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, and all three finished the race.Andrew Tiemann, 59, finished the race in 3 hours, 31 minutes, 44 seconds, which earned him 7,481st place overall. Finishing about seven minutes behind him was fellow 59-year-old Jim Newett, who finished in 9,415th place with a time of 3:38:52.Also finishing the race was Down East Family YMCA Fitness Director Robin Clarke, who crossed the finished line in 4:06:54. All three runners ran the entire way and earned official finisher’s medals.Next year’s race will be held April 16.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgKoepka won the U.S. Open in 2017 and 2018, and he was runner-up last year at Pebble Beach. WWE-CONCUSSIONS LAWSUITFormer WWE wrestlers’ lawsuit over brain damage is dismissedNEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by 50 former pro wrestlers who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries that led to long-term brain damage. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City upheld a lower court ruling in 2018 that said the lawsuit’s claims were frivolous or filed too late. Kyle Lowry contributed 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists in 53 minutes as the Raptors outlasted the Celtics, 125-122. He got an acrobatic jumper to fall with 11.7 seconds left. Lowry bounced back after scoring just 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting in Toronto’s Game 5 loss.Norman Powell finished with 23 points off the bench for the defending champs, Fred VanVleet had 21 and OG Anunoby chipped in 13 with 13 rebounds. Anunoby put Toronto ahead by nailing a 3-pointer with under a minute left.Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart combined for 83 Boston points, but Kemba Walker managed just five. Brown was high man for Boston with 31 points and 16 rebounds, Tatum had 29 with 14 boards, and Smart had a triple-double of 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. However, Smart missed a 3-point try that would have forced a third OT.Game 7 is Friday. September 10, 2020 Brewers, Braves combine for 48 runsUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers scored 19 runs for the first time in a decade on Wednesday, and it wasn’t close to being the day’s biggest offensive assault. Milwaukee’s former major league team outscored the current one as the Braves obliterated their franchise scoring record in a 29-9 dismantling of the Marlins. Adam Duvall led Atlanta’s 23-hit assault with three homers and nine RBIs, including a grand slam.By the time Ronald Acuña Jr. laced a three-run double in the sixth, the Braves had set a team record for runs and led 25-8. Acuña also hit a three-run blast, one of seven homers belted by Atlanta.In Detroit, Corbin Burnes tossed one-hit ball for seven innings before the Brewers completed a 19-0 laugher over the Tigers. He struck out 11 in his third start without an earned run allowed. — Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (shuh-ZEER’) has announced his retirement, nearly three years after a spinal injury put his career on indefinite hold. The two-time Pro Bowl selection required spine stabilization surgery after getting hurt against the Bengals in December 2017. PGA-US OPEN-KOEPKABrooks Koepka out of US Open with lingering injuryMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) has pulled out of next week’s U.S. Open because of lingering pain in his left knee. The two-time champion had played eight times in a 10-week span, including six in a row. He was trying to catch up from missing so much time from a knee injury suffered last October. It reached a point where he withdrew before the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs, ending his season in the hopes that time off would help. Late goal lifts BoltsEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have followed a blowout win with a nail-biter to take a two-games-to-none lead over the New York Islanders in the NHL’s Eastern Conference final.Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) scored with 8.8 seconds left to lift the Bolts past the Isles, 2-1. The Lightning had two quality chances that were stopped by Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) seconds before Kucherov fired the puck into the net.Matt Martin put the Isles ahead just 1:24 into the game. Martin has five playoff goals after scoring just five the entire regular season.Victor Hedman tied it late in the first period for the Lightning, who were outshot 28-21. Williams fired 20 aces but had to rally to beat Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nuh pih-RAHN’-koh-vah) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and get to the U.S. Open semifinals. Williams trailed by a set and a break in the all-mom quarterfinal match before winning five straight games to take control.The 38-year-old Williams will have about 24 hours to recover from a match that lasted over two hours. She next faces unseeded Victoria Azarenka, who breezed through her quarterfinal match.Azarenka continued her recent resurgence with a 6-1, 6-0 rout of Elise Mertens. Azarenka used a big serve to beat Mertens to earn a meeting with Williams, who is 18-4 against her in their careers.Ararenka won the Open-tuneup Western & Southern Open for her 21st career title. She made her first U.S. Open semifinal since 2013 and eighth grand slam semifinal overall. — The Reds picked up a 3-0 shutout win over the Cubs as Trevor Bauer tossed three-hit ball while fanning 10 over 7 2/3 innings. Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) crushed a three-run homer in the first inning off Yu Darvish, who ended a seven-start inning streak. — Pete Alonso’s 11th home run of the season broke a 6-6 deadlock in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 7-6 comeback win over the Orioles. Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto and Andres Gimenez also went deep after Baltimore took a 5-1 lead.— Ramon Laureano’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth completed the Athletics’ 3-2 comeback over the Astros. Tommy LaStella tied it with a two-run double in the seventh after Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) and George Springer homered for Houston.— Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres drove in four runs and the Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays. Torres and DJ LeMahieu homered to back Deivi García, who gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings for his first victory in three major league starts. — Danny Duffy won in Cleveland for the first time in nearly six years by pitching four-hit ball into the sixth inning of the Royals’ 3-0 shutout of the Indians. Adalberto (ad-ahl-BEHR’-toh) Mondesi broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the sixth as Kansas City won its second straight since a seven-game skid. Associated Press — The Pirates were clobbered on Roberto Clemente Day as James McCann homered twice and collected four RBIs in the White Sox’s 8-1 romp in Pittsburgh. Dane Dunning scattered three hits over six scoreless innings for his first big league win.— The Rangers have just their third winning streak of the season after Isiah Kiner-Falefa (fah-LAY’-fah) matched a career high with four hits and Nick Solak had two RBIs in a 7-3 decision over the Angels. Texas had lost six in row and 18 of 21 before winning the series opener Tuesday. MLB-NATIONALS-KENDRICK ILNationals put Kendrick on 10-day IL with strained hamstringWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have placed Howie Kendrick on the 10-day injured list because of a strained left hamstring. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) was superb at times and helped Tampa Bay kill off a five-minute major and a 5-on-3 situation.Game 3 is Friday.NHL-ADAMS AWARDCassidy nabs Adams AwardUNDATED (AP) — Bruce Cassidy is the winner of the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year after leading the Bruins to the Presidents’ Trophy. Cassidy edged out Philadelphia’s Alain Vigneault (VEEN’-yoh) for his first Jack Adams honor. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella finished third in the voting, which is done by broadcasters.Boston finished six points ahead of the next-closest team in the standings when the season came to a halt in March. TENNIS-US OPENWilliams wins in 3 sets; Azarenka cruisesNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams remains in line to tie Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Her next opponent will be someone she beat in the 2012 and 2013 finals. The Los Angeles Clippers are one win away from their first trip to the Western Conference finals following a 96-85 victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 4.Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard finished one assist shy of his first playoff triple-double, providing 30 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. Leonard has scored 30 or more points six times during this postseason.Reserve Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell added 15 points to help the Clippers take a 3-1 series lead. They can close out the Nuggets on Friday night. Los Angeles coughed up an early 18-point lead and was tied at 48 early in the third before the Clippers responded with a 21-5 run.Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had 26 points and 11 boards for a Nuggets team that finds itself in an all-too-familiar situation. They were down in their first-round series against Utah before becoming the 12th team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit. It was the most runs for the Brewers since they scored 20 at Pittsburgh in 2010. Jedd Gyorko (JUR’-koh) homered twice, and Jacob Nottingham, Ryan Braun and Tyrone Taylor also went deep for the Brewers. Milwaukee also hit eight doubles to set a franchise record with 13 extra-base hits.Also around the majors:— Chris Taylor and AJ Pollock each hit RBI singles in the 10th inning and the Dodgers overcame a subpar performance by ace Clayton Kershaw in a 6-4 triumph over the Diamondbacks. Mookie Betts and Kiké (KEE’-kay) Hernández each hit a solo homer for the NL West leaders.— Zach Davies won his career-best, fifth-consecutive start by allowing three runs over six innings of the Padres’ fourth straight victory, 5-3 over the Rockies. Mitch Moreland hit his first homer as a Padre to help San Diego complete a three-game sweep. — Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) smacked a three-run homer and the Giants coasted to their fifth consecutive win by crushing the Mariners, 10-1. Players took afternoon batting practice with the lights turned on amid raging wildfires in Northern California. Some ash flakes rained down on the ballpark, and the smell of smoke was noticeable but not overpowering. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULERaptors stay aliveLAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — It took double-overtime for the Toronto Raptors to force a Game 7 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics. Update on the latest sports Los Angeles acquired Ramsey in a trade with Jacksonville midway through last season.In other NFL news:— Five-time Pro Bowler Aqib Talib announced his retirement from the NFL on his new podcast Wednesday. Talib said he was excited about reuniting with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, But after he began looking at flights and apartments, Talib took a look at the Patriots’ schedule and asked himself if he really wanted to cover the likes of George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Darren Waller and Noah Fant, among others.— 49ers linebacker Fred Warner took part in Wednesday practice after being taken off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk didn’t take part in the open portion of practice due to injuries. Their status remains in doubt this week heading into Saturday’s season opener against the Cardinals.— The Vikings have placed defensive end Danielle Hunter on injured reserve, taking one of their most vital players out of action for the season opener against Green Bay and at least two more games after that. Hunter has not practiced with the team since training camp activities were first opened to reporters on Aug. 14. Coach Mike Zimmer has only described the unspecified injury as a “tweak.” NBA-DRAFTNBA execs eye November draft LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA’s board of governors and general managers will discuss a plan later this week to push the NBA draft back to Nov. 18. That’s according to a memo sent to teams, a missive that says the date is based on “initial conversations with the Players Association. The draft has been moved back once from June 25 to October 16. The memo says the additional delay would also allow the league more time to conduct the pre-draft process, including a combine in some form.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS Naomi Osaka will face Jennifer Brady in Thursday’s other semifinal.In Wednesday’s other quarterfinal action at Flushing Meadows:— Men’s second seed Dominic Thiem (teem) advanced with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Alex de Minaur (mih-NAHR’). Thiem is still on the hunt for his first major championship after two losses in the French Open final and this year at the Australian Open. — Third seed Daniil Medvedev beat longtime pal Andrey Rublev 7-6, 6-3, 7-6 in an all-Russian matchup. The 2019 U.S. Open runner-up hasn’t dropped a set in the tournament so far and never faced a break point against No. 10 seed Rublev. Medvedev also produced more than twice as many winners, 51-23.MLB-SCHEDULE Kendrick is batting .275 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 25 games this season. Last year, he was the MVP of the NL Championship Series and hit the go-ahead homer in Game 7 of the World Series.NFL-NEWSJalen Ramsey gets record extensionUNDATED (AP) — Jalen Ramsey is becoming the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history after agreeing to a five-year, $105 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams. The extension includes $71.2 million, the most guaranteed money ever given to a defensive back. Ramsey will average $21 million per season, another record for a cornerback or safety. Among the plaintiffs were Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara, known as Mr. Fuji. Their lawyer says they were posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.last_img read more

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USC feeling pressure of winless streak

first_imgAs the Women of Troy reach the halfway point of conference play this weekend, they are struggling through a four-game winless streak. The urgency is picking up for the squad to start earning wins instead of the close losses and ties that have plagued them.With Sunday’s 1-0 overtime loss to Oregon, the Women of Troy (4-6-3, 1-2-2) set a program record with five consecutive overtime games, which began innocently enough with a 1-0 victory over Washington on Sept. 21 to kick off conference play.Since then, overtime hasn’t been so kind to the team, which has felt the physical effects of playing 10 extra periods this season.Sophomore midfielder Alex Quincey suffered a leg injury two weeks ago and won’t play in Friday’s game at Washington State. Junior midfielders Elizabeth Eddy and Haley Boysen both suffered concussions last weekend and are considered game-time decisions.“[Overtime games] are really tiring, and I think that’s what’s affecting the girls most,” junior midfielder Autumn Altamirano said. “Our legs are absolutely dead, but we’re used to it now.”USC coach Ali Khosroshahin admires the fight his squad has shown to extend matches but hopes they can find a way to close out opponents in regular time.“It says to me that we have a lot of intangibles and a lot of character,” Khosroshahin said. “Unfortunately, it also says to me that we haven’t been quite able to put our intelligence behind those intangibles.”This last week, as he felt his freshmen-heavy team getting frustrated, Khosroshahin called a team meeting between all the coaches and players to air out any concerns.“Anytime you have a group of young players, there’s questions as to why people play, why some people don’t travel with the team, and those things can become a distraction,” Khosroshahin said. “We just needed a commitment as to what it is [the players] all need to be doing, and what we as coaches need to be doing.”Altamirano admitted the Women of Troy, who are currently tied for eighth in the Pac-12, have been frustrated by the winless streak.“It’s been really, really hard,” Altamirano said. “The girls have been kind of down, but we’re motivated now.”The Women of Troy do have a bit of good news to look forward to: Friday’s match against the Cougars (8-4-1, 2-2-1) marks the last road game of the season for USC, which will end the season with a five-game homestand.Washington State has played well at home, accruing a 4-1-0 record in Pullman this season.The Cougars, led by goalkeeper Gurveen Clair, are especially strong on defense. They’ve only given up one goal at home all season, and at one point had a streak of seven straight shutouts.Washington State runs their offense through forwards Micaela Castain and Brandi Vega, who have combined for 13 of the team’s 26 goals.Castain is tied for second in the conference with eight goals, four game-winning goals and goals per game (0.62).Khosroshahin is confident USC’s defense, which has allowed one goal in each of the last three games, has turned a corner after ranking last in the Pac-12 in goals allowed for most of the season.Now he’s hoping the offense, which has scored only two goals in the last three games, can find its groove.“Lately, when we don’t defend well, we score a lot, and when we do defend well we don’t score enough,” Khosroshahin said. “It’s just a weird funk we need to get out of.”Altamirano said that if the team wants to attain its goal of reaching the NCAA tournament, they need to snap out of that funk as soon as possible.“Basically, they’re all must-win games now,” Altamirano said. “We’re fighting now. We just have to finish our opportunities.”USC kicks off against Washington State on Friday at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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SIS confirms Kinna Patel as new Head of Software Delivery

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Racing content and sports data provider SIS (Sports Information Services) has this morning confirmed the appointment of Kinna Patel as its new Head of Software Delivery.Patel has previously held the position of Senior Delivery Manager at Ladbrokes, having been tasked with driving the internationally dispersed development team and supervising the operator’s sportsbook delivery across a number of jurisdictions.As part of the new role with SIS, Patel will be responsible for ensuring that software projects are delivered across a whole range of SIS products, which will also extend to the recently launched esports betting product SIS Competitive Gaming alongside the supplier’s 24/7 live betting channels. Commenting on the new job, Kinna Patel said: “I’m thrilled to have joined SIS and to be once again working within the sports betting sector, one of the most exciting industries in the world.“SIS has a proud heritage of delivering end-to-end betting solutions, including live pictures of sporting events to operators all around the world, and I’m looking forward to being involved in a hugely successful operation to enhance it even further.”Kinna joins SIS from car rental company Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where she held the position of Agile Project Manager for its European online booking system. Previously, she worked for payment systems company Vocalink, as well as RCI Banque and IT software and services company 1E.Dominic Matthews, Chief Operations Officer at SIS, added: “Kinna’s appointment is fantastic news for SIS. She’s a highly-experienced individual who has worked for global organisations, with a track record for delivering major IT projects.“With the addition of Kinna to our ever-expanding team, we’re in a strong position to continue providing our operator partners globally with a world-class service of 24/7 live betting content that helps drives bettor engagement and increases revenues.”last_img read more

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