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EU tries to save virus aid plan as global deaths surge

EU tries to save virus aid plan as global deaths surge

first_imgTopics : Deadly US surge The United States — the worst-hit country in the world — has reported more than 60,000 new daily cases for six days.With close to 3.8 million cases and more than 140,000 deaths, American authorities are struggling to contain the surge and US President Donald Trump has been criticized for his response to the crisis.The devastation has left tens of millions jobless, and the poorest have been hit hardest by the economic downturn.To help the less privileged and the homeless, one charity in Los Angeles has started a “community fridges” program.It involves seven colorful, clean and well-stocked refrigerators for anyone to access.”If you need to empty the fridge, no one will judge you. If you need to take one tomato, or you only put one tomato in there, do it,” said Marina Vergara, an organizer for LA Community Fridges. France has made face masks compulsory in public indoor spaces, Spain asks millions to stay at home again, while the German state of Bavaria said it would soon offer free virus tests at airports.But an anti-mask demonstration in London on Sunday highlighted the challenge still facing authorities and health experts despite the mounting COVID-19 toll.Dozens gathered to protest the face mask requirement in England’s shops and supermarkets,  many of them holding banners with widely discredited conspiracy theories — such as coronavirus prevention measures being used for “mind control”. EU leaders will resume their fractious summit on Monday to save an $860-billion coronavirus aid plan, hoping to offset some of the economic destruction unleashed worldwide by the pandemic.The disease has killed more than 600,000 people globally out of nearly 14.5 million known infections, and with new clusters across the planet, alarm is growing about the virus spreading out of control.Europe remains the worst-hit continent, with more than 200,000 deaths, but there is bitter dispute among European Union leaders on how to help its worst-hit — and most indebted — members such as Italy and Spain.center_img “Are the 27 leaders, responsible for the people of Europe, capable of building European unity and trust?” EU Council President Charles Michel asked the attending leaders, reminding them of the human cost of the crisis.A handful of EU countries led by the Netherlands are reluctant to hand over such vast sums — 750 billion euros — to nations they regard as profligate, particularly Spain and Italy.The summit will resume at 1200 GMT on Monday.Many countries in the continent had largely brought their outbreaks under control and were considering further easing of restrictions before fresh clusters were detected. Mask measures Despite the vocal and stubborn opposition to lockdowns and face masks in some parts of the world, they remain among the few options for authorities to control new outbreaks in the absence of a vaccine.There was grim evidence of how quickly the virus can spread over the weekend, with Iran’s president saying an estimated 25 million people in the country have already been infected.While Hong Kong’s daily case count of 108 on Sunday was far below other parts of the world, city authorities tightened distancing measures further, pointing to the fear of uncontrolled infections.That followed the Australian state of Victoria making face masks mandatory for millions in and around Melbourne last week.But the tightened restrictions have also come with increased frustration over the economy and the inability to interact with others.In the latest illustration of such a situation boiling over, police in Germany — where bars and clubs remain closed — said they were hit by a “hail of bottles” when they tried to break up an open-air party in the city center.”What I find especially abhorrent is that bystanders cheered and clapped when bottles hit my colleagues,” said Frankfurt police chief Gerhard Bereswill.last_img read more

Aker BP makes minor gas discovery near Skarv field

Aker BP makes minor gas discovery near Skarv field

first_imgPreliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 1.0 and 2.4 billion standard cubic meters (Sm3) of recoverable gas. The licensees will evaluate the discovery together with nearby prospects with regard to further follow-up. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Monday that the well was drilled about 50 kilometers southwest of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea and 210 kilometers west of Brønnøysund. The well 6506/5-1 S was drilled to a measured depth of 3225 meters and a vertical depth of 3166 meters below sea level, and it was terminated in the Lange Formation in the Lower Cretaceous. This is the first exploration well in production license 1008, which was awarded in APA 2018. The well was not formation tested, but extensive data acquisition and sampling have been carried out. The well 6506/5-1 S encountered a total gas column of about 15 meters in the Lysing Formation, of which 10 meters of sandstones of very good reservoir quality. Deeper in the Lysing Formation, about 25 meters of net water-bearing reservoir rocks were encountered, mainly of moderate reservoir quality. The water depth at the site is 409 meters. The well has been temporarily plugged and abandoned.center_img Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has made a minor gas discovery southwest of the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea.  The objective of the well was to prove petroleum in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Lysing Formation). The oil company received consent to use the Deepsea Nordkapp rig for this well in November 2019 and a drilling permit in December. Aker BP has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6506/5-1 S located in its operated production license 1008. The prospect was named Nidhogg. The well 6506/5-1 S was drilled by the Deepsea Nordkapp drilling rig, which will now drill observation well 25/4-K-7 H on the Alvheim field in the central part of the North Sea, where Aker BP is also the operator.last_img read more

Unintended pregnancy linked to lower father involvement

Unintended pregnancy linked to lower father involvement

first_imgChild & Family Blog 22 November 2016Family First Comment: This is disturbing – but significant. We must take heed of this warning. “Men who reported a mistimed pregnancy were more likely to be non-resident fathers; and among non-resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy visited their children less often (especially their daughters). But even among resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy interacted less with their children.”A new study has found that fathers who report that a birth was mistimed or unwanted are likely to be less involved in caring for and playing with their young children.One-third of resident fathers and two thirds of non-resident fathers report having a child from a mistimed or unwanted pregnancy, making this finding a significant factor in assessing children’s wellbeing.Interviews obtained from 2,764 fathers in the US in 2002-10 through the National Survey of Family Growth were analysed by Dr Laura D. Lindberg and colleagues.Men who reported a mistimed pregnancy were more likely to be non-resident fathers; and among non-resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy visited their children less often (especially their daughters). But even among resident fathers, those who reported a mistimed pregnancy interacted less with their children.Both resident and non-resident fathers who report a mistimed pregnancy were likely to rate their parenting more negatively.Although the number of fathers in the sample who reported unwanted pregnancies was too small to be able to draw statistically significant conclusions, the associations were similar to the associations with mistimed pregnancies.Lindberg LD, Kost K & Maddow-Zimet I (2016), The role of men’s childbearing intentions in father involvement, Journal of Marriage and FamilySee more information about mistimed and unwanted pregnancies and other related studies on the consequences of unintended childbearing.https://childandfamilyblog.com/unintended-pregnancy/last_img read more

Revisit The 1950’s At Greensburg’s Fall Chautauqua

Revisit The 1950’s At Greensburg’s Fall Chautauqua

first_imgDodie Stevens- A teen pop sensation that sang the hit “Pink Shoelaces”: Gail Halvorsen- Veteran pilot of the Berlin Airlift, he was affectionately known as “The Candy Bomber” for dropping off candy to the children of West Berlin, and providing hope as the Cold War was gearing up. The 93-year-old hero has been the subject of numerous books and documentaries. Carl Erskine- A Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and teammate of Jackie Robinson. He has the distinction of having thrown two no-hitters. Terry Johnson- The lead singer of The Flamingo’s “I Only Have Eyes for You”. George Wellington- A founding member of The Wellingtons whose hits included “The Ballad of Davy Crocket” and the theme to television show “Gilligan’s Island”. Lauren Chapin- The actress who won 5 junior Emmy’s as Kathy Anderson in the popular ’50’s television show “Father Knows Best”. Ed Asner played Lou Grant in the television sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”GREENSBURG – Greensburg High School’s Fall Chautauqua is set to kick off November 6 and features a legendary actor, baseball player, musicians, war heroes and more.The Greensburg Chautauqua is mirrored after the popular movement a century ago. History’s great lecturers and musicians traveled to small towns across the nation to provide unique enlightenment.Helen Keller and William Jennings Bryan both spoke in Greensburg.That tradition has been revived thanks to Greensburg U.S. History teacher John Pratt.This year’s event will feature television legend Ed Asner. He is best known for his role as Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Asner has won seven acting Emmy’s, more than any other male performer.The two-term President of the Screen Actors Guild has spent a lifetime on political and social activism.The theme of the this year’s Chautauqua is “The 1950s.” The arsenal of guests that will be speaking throughout the event include:Terrence Roberts- In 1957, nine students in Little Rock, Arkansas, volunteered to break the color barrier by becoming the first African-Americans to attend Capital High School. Dr. Roberts was a member of “The Little Rock Nine” and will share his courageous story which was a key moment in the civil rights movement. Ron Rosser-  A Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the Korean War. 1954 Milan Indiana State Championship – Members of the team.Anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to buy tickets early as the cost is only $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at Greensburg High School or the Greensburg Public Library. Questions can be directed to John Pratt at joprett@greensburg.k12.in.us or 812-663-7176 (EXT. 1222).last_img read more

Kay gets first IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour win at Knoxville

Kay gets first IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour win at Knoxville

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 21) – Justin Kay has got his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified figured out.Just ask the rest of the main event field in Thursday’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour at Knoxville Raceway.Kay, best known for his Late Model success, led all but one lap in winning the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel special. The victory was Kay’s tour career first and third in the sanctioned division this season, and paid $1,500.“It was fun. We unloaded the car and it was great, and that track is so big and fast,” said Kay, who’d had limited success in three previous Late Model starts at Knoxville. “It was really cool to win there, especially since it was my first Hawkeye Dirt Tour win and because of the relationship we have with Dynamic Drivelines. We were one of their very first customers.”Forty-four Modifieds and 52 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods saw action on a muggy night at Knoxville. Curtis VanDerWal topped the $1,000 to win SportMod feature.Kay started from the pole and had the field covered from the start. He caught up with the back of the back just after midway in the 25-lapper and was most of a straightaway ahead before the caution flag came out with six circuits left.That was the opportunity the 10th starting Chris Abelson was looking for. He took over up front on lap 21, but saw Kay speed by on the next circuit and pull away to the finish.Abelson settled for runner-up honors. Jacob Murray ran in second most of the night and ended in third while Kelly Shryock and Richie Gustin rounded out the top five. Kay’s win put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.VanDerWal led the last six times around the track in winning a Northern SportMod feature slowed by just a single caution.Brett Lowry and then Tim Plummer showed the way before the eighth starting VanDerWal worked his way to the front.Plummer, Lowry, Jarrett Brown and Matt VanGelder completed the top five.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 3. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 5. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 6. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 7. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 9. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 10. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 11. Dakota Hayden, Wilton; 12. Kyle Brown, State Center; 13. Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill; 14. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 15. Chris Zogg, New Liberty; 16. Todd Inman, Altoona; 17. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 18. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 19. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 20. David Brown, Kellogg; 21. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 22. Jason Murray, Hartford; 23. Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis.; 24. Steve Stewart, Burlington.1st heat (top two) – 1. Derrick Stewart; 2. Abelson; 3. Carter; 4. Hayden; 5. Zogg; 6. Laney; 7. Rust; 8. Van Genderen; 9. Todd Hansen, Elk Horn.2nd heat – 1. Kay; 2. Jacob Murray; 3. Gustin; 4. Dripps; 5. Eric Elliott, Boone; 6. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 7. David Brown; 8. Andrew Schroeder, Keswick; 9. Jimmy Reeves, Hanford, Calif.3rd heat – 1. Kay; 2. Hall; 3. Dotson; 4. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.; 5. Inman, 6. Matt Waugh, Altoona; 7. Matt Webb, Des Moines; 8. Joey Franklin, Las Vegas, Nev.; 9. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.4th heat – 1. Shute; 2. Shryock; 3. Kile; 4. Jason Murray; 5. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 6. Shane DeMey, Denison; 7. Shawn Ritter, Keystone; 8. Tyler Gross, Ankeny; 9. Ron VerBeek, Oskaloosa.5th heat – 1. Mari; 2. Steve Stewart; 3. Roberts; 4. 4. Brandon Banks, Washington; 5. Dennis LaVeine, Burlington; 6. Matthew Fulton, Muscatine; 7. Matt Stewart, Columbus City; 8. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Carter; 2. Kile; 3. Laney; 4. Inman; 5. Banks; 6. DeMey; 7. David Brown; 8. Dripps; 9. Matt Stewart; 10. Hansen; 11. Franklin; 12. VerBeek.2nd “B” feature – 1. Gustin; 2. Zogg; 3. Van Genderen; 4. Roberts; 5. Ruby; 6. Bowers; 7. Petersilie; 8. Fulton; 9. Webb; 10. Gross; 11. Reeves.3rd “B” feature – 1. Hayden; 2. Jason Murray; 3. Dotson; 4. Rust; 5. Schroeder; 6. Elliott; 7. Waugh; 8. Ritter; 9. Richter; 10. LaVeine; 11. Stone.Northern SportMods – 1. Curtis VanDerWal, 2. Tim Plummer, Norway; 3. Brett Lowry, Montezuma; 4. Jarrett Brown, Ainsworth; 5. Matt Van Gelder, Pella; 6. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 7. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Jake McBirnie, Boone;10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Kody Havens, Wiota; 12. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 13. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; 14. Austin Paul, Monroe; 15. Taylor Musselman, Urbandale; 16. Josh Sink, Red Oak; 17. Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; 18. Casey Lancaster, Glenwood, Mo.; 19. Jack Housley, Runnells; 20. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 21. Trenton Brink, Bussey; 22. Scott Brau, Brooklyn; 23. Jerod Weston, Red Oak; 24. Bobby Six, Warsaw, Ill.1st heat (top two) – 1. Wieben; 2. Lowry; 3. Sink, 4. Danny Brau, Brooklyn; 5. Jared Nytroe, Brandon, S.D.; 6. Six; 7. Kyle Eller, Long Grove; 8. Kyle Webb, Des Moines; 9. Taylor Inman, Altoona.2nd heat – 1. Weston; 2. Paul; 3. D.J. Robinson, Des Moines; 4. Carter; 5. Schouten; 6. Frank Packer, Madrid; 7. Ed Hamilton, Atlantic; 8. Justin Voeltz, Hartford, S.D.; 9. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk.3rd heat – 1. Austin Luellen; 2. Brown; 3. Gillenwater; 4. Dusty Masolini, Des Moines; 5. Logue; 6. Lynn Brockett, Ogden; 7. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; 8. Lancaster; 9. Jerry Hinton, Adel.4th heat – 1. McBirnie; 2. VanDerwal; 3. Housley; 4. Jim Buhlman, Cedar Falls; 5. Brink; 6. Buddy Ray Jones, Council Bluffs; 7. Blair Simmons, Des Moines; 8. Dan Swank, Pella; 9. Tony Johnson, Oskaloosa.5th heat – 1. Clint Luellen; 2. Drury; 3. Musselman; 4. Brau; 5. Thomas Egenberger, Des Moines; 6. Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; 7. Bill Wears, Des Moines; 8. Brandon Bach, Des Moines.6th heat – 1. Plummer; 2. VanGelder; 3. Dan Keltner, Grandview; 4. Havens; 5. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 6. Cory Rose, Boone; 7. Ryan Walker, Wilton; 8. Tyler Inman, Altoona.1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Six; 2. Sink; 3. Brink; 4. Housley; 5. Buhlman; 6. Nytroe; 7. Webb; 8. Eller; 9. Brau; 10. Jones; 11. Simmons; 12. Swank; 13. Inman.2nd “B” feature – 1. Musselman; 2. Carter; 3. Schouten; 4. Brau; 5. Robinson; 6. Hamilton; 7. Packer; 8. Hinton; 9. Wears; 10. Voeltz; 11. Egenberger; 12. Bach; 13. Damon.3rd “B” feature – 1. Gillenwater; 2. Logue; 3. Havens; 4. Lancaster; 5. Masolini; 6. Rose; 7. Brockett; 8. Cooney; 9. Keltner; 10. Walker; 11. Johnson; 12. Inman; 13. VanDenBerg.last_img read more

Dubuque Deery date rescheduled for April 28

Dubuque Deery date rescheduled for April 28

first_imgThe 33rd annual Deery Brothers Summer Series will open with a $2,000 to win show this Saturday, April 20 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton.  Also running at Dubuque will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for national, regional, state and track points, along with a local 4-cylinder class. Postponed from April 14, the main event for touring IMCA Late Mod­els pays $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start and headlines the Hershel Roberts/Ray Guss Sr. Memorial program originally scheduled last Saturday at Maquoketa Speedway.  DUBUQUE, Iowa (April 15) – The new date for the Deery Brothers Summer Series show at Dubu­que Speedway is Sunday, April 28. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 2:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 4:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and free for ages 12 and un­der. Pit passes are $30. center_img Independence Motor Speedway hosts what is now the first night of a weekend doubleheader on Saturday, April 27. That evening’s feature also pays $2,000 to win. The April 13 show lost to low temperatures will not be rescheduled. More information is available by calling promoter Nick McCrady at 563 940-7841 and at the www.tracksidepromotionsia.com website. last_img read more

Royals take Sharp on loan

Royals take Sharp on loan

first_img The 27-year-old is reunited with Royals boss Nigel Adkins, who managed him at St Mary’s and also at Scunthorpe. Sharp has scored 140 career goals but has not made an appearance for Southampton since August 2012, his last action coming in a loan spell with Nottingham Forest last season. Press Association Reading have signed striker Billy Sharp on loan from Southampton.center_img Nevertheless he will go straight into the Reading squad for Saturday’s visit of Birmingham. last_img read more

Twelve-year-old arrested for racist messages to Zaha

Twelve-year-old arrested for racist messages to Zaha

first_img(BBC) – A 12-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating racist messages sent to Crystal Palace forward, Wilfried Zaha on social media.Zaha revealed he had received several abusive messages on social media before Sunday’s trip to Aston Villa, a game they lost 2-0.His manager, Roy Hodgson called the abuse “cowardly and despicable”.The Premier League called the abuse of the 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger “completely unacceptable”.West Midlands Police tweeted Zaha to say they would look into the abuse and hours later confirmed an arrest.“We were alerted to a series of racist messages sent to a footballer today and after looking into them and conducting checks, we have arrested a boy,” read a WM Police tweet.“The 12-year-old from Solihull has been taken into custody. Thanks to everyone who raised it. Racism won’t be tolerated.”Speaking to Sky Sports before the arrest, Hodgson added: “It’s been highlighted at the moment anyway with the Black Lives Matter movement and everyone seems to be making such an effort to eradicate this behaviour.“It is very sad that, on the day of a game, a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse. It’s right Wilf has made people aware of it and I don’t think this is something you should keep quiet about.“He wants to put off one of our best players from playing well today, but to do it in the way he has chosen is totally inexcusable.”The Premier League said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and the Premier League stands alongside Wilfried Zaha in opposing this, and discrimination in any form.“We will continue to support players, managers, coaches and their family members who receive serious discriminatory online abuse.”Players in England’s top flight have been kneeling in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before every match since the season restarted in June.last_img read more

Trevor Cooney on making the NCAA Tournament: ‘It’s almost everything’

Trevor Cooney on making the NCAA Tournament: ‘It’s almost everything’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As Syracuse sat on the bubble, unsure of whether it would make the NCAA Tournament, Michael Gbinije went about his day before he started to think about it in the afternoon. When the bracket leaked and spread throughout the Internet, Trevor Cooney still wasn’t certain the Orange would make it.But SU did, as a No. 10 seed, and the two fifth-year seniors that have led Syracuse all season will have a chance to play on college basketball’s biggest stage once again.“It’s almost everything,” Cooney said. “It’s why we come to places like Syracuse and you want to play in the Tournament and that’s what we strive to do.”The Orange (19-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will take on No. 7 seed Dayton (25-7, 14-4 Atlantic 10) in the Round of 64 on Friday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Louis. After a self-imposed ban prevented SU from playing in the postseason last year, Syracuse is back in the Tournament for the 32nd time in head coach Jim Boeheim’s 40 seasons. “For Mike and Trevor to get back to the Tournament is just great,” Boeheim said. “Couldn’t be happier for them. Their leadership this year when we struggled was really tremendous.”Boeheim said he was less optimistic that this year’s team would make it compared to past years’ and said he had never been happier on a Selection Sunday. It gives Cooney and Gbinije, two players who could have chosen to transfer from SU after last season without having to sit out a year, a shot they didn’t have a year ago.“It’s just an honor. In high school you watch college basketball and you’re imagining, OK, playing in these types of games,” Gbinije said. “Syracuse as a whole I think deserves it, especially after going through last year and everything like that.” Comments The last time Syracuse played in the NCAA Tournament, in 2014, then-No. 11 seed Dayton upset the then-No. 3 seed Syracuse in the Round of 32. When asked if getting a chance at revenge meant anything, Cooney simply said yes.MORE COVERAGE:Syracuse earns No. 10 seed in NCAA Tournament, will face No. 7 Dayton in Round ofRapid thoughts on Syracuse-Dayton NCAA Tournament matchupTrevor Cooney on making the NCAA Tournament: “It’s almost everything”Storify: Community reacts to Syracuse basketball earning a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournamentcenter_img Related Stories Storify: Fans react to Syracuse loss to Dayton, elimination from NCAA tournamentChristmas keeps Orange close in season-ending loss to Dayton Published on March 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

Trojans edge Cougars to advance to second round

Trojans edge Cougars to advance to second round

first_imgThe Pac-12 women’s basketball tournament began yesterday in Seattle as four first-round games tipped off throughout Thursday. The 7th-seed USC faced off against 10th-seed Washington State and edged out the Cougars 47-44 in a tight, low-scoring contest.Senior forward Kristen Simon recorded 8 points and 11 rebounds on Thursday. Ling Luo | Daily TrojanBoth teams came out with tough defense as USC forced four Washington State turnovers in the first five minutes while Washington State limited USC to just 2-for-9 shooting as the Cougars took an early 6-4 lead. By the end of the quarter, the Cougars led just 7-6 over the Trojans as both teams had trouble putting the ball in the basket.The Trojans went on an 8-2 run in the second period to go ahead 16-12 and would settle with an 18-16 lead at halftime; USC’s junior guard Aliyah Mazyck led all scorers with 10 points in the first half.“I think we just gotta be patient,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “We’re not taking good shots, we’re forcing a lot of shots and our shot selection just needs to get a lot better.”Washington State took back the lead on a 6-2 early run and later led 27-24 following a Louise Brown 3-pointer. However, the Trojans would storm back to take the lead on the heels of a 9-0 run and solid defense. The Trojans would lead 35-31 at the end of the 3rd period.Despite losing the lead briefly to the Cougars, the Trojans would control and lead 39-36 to start the 4th. They would take a 6-point lead following freshman guard Minyon Moore’s pull-up 3-pointer, but the Cougars would cut the lead back down to 3. In crunch time, senior guard Sadie Edwards split her free throws to put the Trojans up 4. But on the other end, Nike McClure capitalized on an and-1 opportunity to cut the Trojans’ lead down to 45-44. Edwards would miss a baseline jumper with seven seconds left but Kristen Simon secured the offensive rebound before getting fouled with two seconds. The Trojans would score a layup to end the game with a 47-44 victory over the Cougars.“It’s defense, we played great defense,” Trakh said. “I think [Edwards] did a nice job, [Mazyck], [Simon], [Moore] was big down the stretch so I think it was just, everybody played defense tonight, it was great. This is our 20th win, I don’t care if we’re playing the Golden State Warriors tomorrow, we’re gonna have fun!”Moore and Mazyck led the Trojans with 16 and 14 points, respectively. While the team struggled shooting from the floor with a 31 percent shooting rate, the team played great defense. Simon led the team in rebounds with 12, including the critical offensive rebound that sealed the game for USC. USC outrebounded Washington State 40-32, including 14-7 on the offensive glass.“When the going got tough, we were just saying: ‘stick together, keep playing our game,’” Moore said.On Friday, the Trojans face off against 2nd-seeded Stanford at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinals. On two previous occasions, the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Trojans in close affairs as they beat the Trojans 72-65 on New Year’s Eve and edged them out again 59-55 on Jan. 19.“Honestly, every game that we played with Stanford has been a close game,” Moore said. “Both teams play great, top players showed out and honestly it’s going to be a great game.”The game will be streamed on Pac-12 Networks as the Trojans play the Cardinal at 6 p.m.last_img read more