Oregon State found magic again with a big second half, as the Beavers erased a 12-point deficit to beat San Francisco 89-80 Thursday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.
In what appears to be OSU’s final nonconference women’s basketball game this season, Sasha Goforth led the way with 24 points. The freshman guard hit 7 of 11 shots during a 20-minute performance.
As it did in the opener against Montana Western, Oregon State erupted during the third quarter, outscoring the Dons 28-17 to take control.
Oregon State (2-0) heads into Pac-12 play Sunday when the Beavers play host to Colorado at 5 p.m.
Goforth was one of four Beavers to score in double figures. Taylor Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Aleah Goodman scored 14 points, and Jasmine Simmons 10.
San Francisco’s Ioanna Krimili hit 7 of 10 from three-point range and led the Dons with 27 points.
Oregon State trailed San Francisco (0-2) by as many as 12 points during the first half, and 43-35 at halftime.
The Beavers opened the third quarter by scoring the first eight points to tie the game at 43-43. Goforth had seven points and Jones six during the quarter as OSU took a 63-60 lead into the fourth.
Oregon State never looked back. The Beavers led by as many as 15 points, taking an 83-68 lead on a putback by Savannah Samuel. USF got as close as six points during the final two minutes, but the Beavers held on.
Shooting was the difference in the second half. OSU shot 55% from the floor (16 of 29), while the Dons made just 10 of 31 shots.
Men who thought the COVID-19 “she-cession” was misnamed should take a look at the recent figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. After disproportionately losing jobs during the early shutdown, women are now leaving the workforce at nearly four times the rate of men.
With so many women laid off, sidelined or stepping away to manage remote schooling or care for their families, men have to stand up as allies to ensure that gender equality in the workplace isn’t set back a generation.
The corrosive effect of this downturn is already evident. The wage gap is widening toward where it was nearly 20 years ago by some economists’ estimates. Men, meanwhile, are 2.3 times more likely than women to say that working from home during the pandemic has been positive for their careers.
These are not “women’s issues.” These are issues that demand men play a role in disrupting the status quo. We have spent the last seven years researching how men can effectively promote gender fairness at work. We often find that men believe in gender equality but are missing when it comes to taking action. And there are evidence-based strategies that men can employ now to advocate for women in their workplace.
First, men need to proclaim their own family priorities. For too long, men have been reluctant to leave work loudly when they have obligations such as parent-teacher conferences or a sick child at home. Slinking out the side door instead of being public about where they’re going and why is a missed opportunity to level the playing field for women and embolden other men.
Men need to be transparent at work about family responsibilities, including taking full parental leave, sick leave and requesting flextime arrangements that support their partner’s career and household demands. When men publicly embrace these benefits, they destigmatize the domestic work that is linked to a motherhood penalty for women.
Additionally, men need to dedicate time for mentorship in the virtual workspace. Remote work could remain the norm for months to come. That puts women at higher risk of becoming invisible. Men should check in with the women they mentor and reach out to help female colleagues whose mentors may have voluntarily or involuntarily left the workplace, leaving them without a coach or advisor. These offers should also go to women who may not yet have established any mentorships.
In all cases, men should contextualize their motivation for a mentoring check-in. This includes affirming strong job performance and offering an open door for career conversations and advice about advancement tracks at their company. Additionally, men mentoring women need to listen and validate their colleagues’ challenges and concerns.
Men can also support female colleagues by championing flexible work. During the pandemic, more leaders have observed the benefits of
Russell Wilson and Ciara just casually launched their own fashion house a few weeks after releasing their own fragrance, thus upping the ante for the definition of #couplegoals. The husband-and-wife duo teamed up with former Lululemon CEO Christine Day to create The House of LR&C, which is aimed at “democratizing fashion” and doing good for the planet. Though it will eventually include more labels, the company currently features two apparel brands: Human Nation, a new gender-neutral streetwear line targeted at Gen Z; and Good Man Brand, which Wilson founded back in 2016. Every product sold by the fashion house is made with sustainability top of mind, from material sourcing all the way through consumer use (hello, recyclable packaging!).
“This past year has been transformative, with a lot of pain, and a lot of perseverance,” Russell and Ciara said in a press release. “As African American business leaders we understand the importance of unity and are leaning into our belief that a better world is possible. We are passionate about working with the next generation of leaders, fighters and overcomers, to help us create a purpose-led house that delivers large scale positive impact while also inspiring the good in others.”
Oh, and that positive impact they mentioned? The House of LR&C donates three percent of net revenue from every purchase to the Why Not You Foundation, a nonprofit Ciara and Russell established to empower young kids to overcome obstacles and become leaders within their communities. The fashion house’s website is now live, which means it’s time to get shoppin’! Browse a few standout items from both Human Nation and Good Man Brand below, should you need some holiday gift-giving inspiration with a philanthropic twist.
Two weeks after being sentenced to federal prison for a lucrative fraud, “Tampa Gift Card King” Stephen McIntyre was allowed to travel from Florida to South Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with his fiancee — a convicted co-conspirator in the scheme.
Court documents say Stephen McIntyre, 51, should be returning to his home Monday from spending Thanksgiving Weekend with Brandy Fuller and her family while the COVID-19 pandemic kept many Americans from their usual family gatherings. The CDC recommended against traveling for Thanksgiving.
McIntyre’s scheduled to start his five-year, three-month sentence for conspiracy to commit money laundering in February. Fuller’s started her three-year probation for her role.
McIntyre’s Motion to Permit Travel, filed Monday, said, “This event is scheduled as a Thanksgiving celebration for the family. The parents of Miss Fuller are elderly and in poor health, and the family is attempting to celebrate what may be the final family holiday function where they all can be present together.”
The motion argued McIntyre wasn’t a flight risk, had been compliant with PreTrial Services since posting $250,000 bond in April 2019 and hadn’t been arrested or missed any court appearances.
Tampa federal court Judge Mary Scriven granted the motion on Tuesday.
“Gift Card King” scheme
Gift card wheeling, dealing but also stealing earned McIntyre $10 million in gross revenue, of which between $550,000 and $1.5 million could be counted as fraudulent revenue, his guilty plea admitted.
McIntyre paid cash for merchandise cards or gift cards with money left on them, the sale price being a percentage of what was left on the card. Then, they’d sell the cards online or conduct “other illcit transactions involving the cards.”
The Tampa Gift Card King Facebook page advertises, “Need Cash??? I purchase gift cards and store credits. Over 2000 brands accepted. No cards accepted that have been obtained by fraudulent or illegal means.”
That statement splits from the truth on the last sentence. McIntyre’s guilty plea admits he and his cronies knew some of the cards came his way from fraud or theft “coached some individual customers what to attest on the required form(s) so that their sales could be accomplished.”
McIntyre flouted Florida law by not registering as a secondhand dealer, which he couldn’t do because he’s had a felony theft conviction on his record; not waiting 15 days between buying a secondhand good and reselling it; not reporting secondhand good buys in the Business Watch International database.
When selling online via Raise.com or CardCash.com, McIntyre and his gang would keep the cards and just send the card number and PIN number.
“Later, they used the card numbers and PINs of these previously sold cards in order to identify residual balances on said cards,” the guilty plea says, “and then they embezzled the residual balances, aggregated the balances, and used the proceeds to purchase new gift cards.”
In doing this, they compiled from $550,000 to $1.5 million. McIntyre used $70,579 to buy a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on Eskimo Avenue in Tampa and $55,000
Syracuse lost its seventh game in a row on Saturday as it dropped a 36-29 thriller to NC State in particularly crushing fashion. The Orange trailed by a touchdown in the final minute as quarterback Rex Culpepper orchestrated an impressive drive into NC State territory that ended in disaster.
With the Orange on the NC State 7-yard line with a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, Culpepper took a sack back at the 18-yard line. With no timeouts remaining, the Orange offense hurried back to the line of scrimmage to try and get one more play off before the clock expired.
Culpepper got the snap with a second left, but instead of lifting a pass toward the end zone, he used Syracuse’s final play to try and spike the football. The only problem was that his spike came on fourth down. So even if there had been any time left after the spike, NC State would have taken over possession.
Making matters worse for Syracuse: it led by nine points in the third quarter before the Wolfpack closed the game on a 16-0 run. The win improved NC State to 7-3 (6-3 ACC) ahead of the Wolfpack’s final regular season game next week against Georgia Tech. But the loss merely extended Syracuse’s misery. The Orange’s only win this season came Sept. 26 against Georgia Tech, and Saturday was probably their last real chance for a win as their regular-season finale comes next week on the road against No. 2 Notre Dame.
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The U.S. women’s national soccer team is returning to action for the first time since March 11, when the team defeated Japan in the finale of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, one of the last major sporting events before the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports around the world for months.
On Friday, in the team’s first match in 261 days, the USWNT will play the Netherlands, which it defeated in the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
The 23-player roster includes 14 players who currently play in the National Women’s Soccer League, seven who are playing in Europe and two college players. Lindsey Horan of the NWSL’s Portland Thorns tested positive for COVID-19 and was replaced by Jaelin Howell, who plays for Florida State and became the second college player on the roster (following Stanford’s Catarina Macario).
USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski, who replaced two-time World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, has won each of his first 10 games at the helm, tying a record for best start as U.S. women’s national team head coach.
L’Oréal Paris and NBC honor remarkable women whose work is paving the way to a brighter future in a one-hour Women of Worth special tonight, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. You can also stream it on FuboTV and Hulu.
Join Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Camila Cabello and other A-list stars to pay tribute to 10 inspirational women who channel their diverse backgrounds and experiences into a common passion for improving the lives of those in underserved communities. Their altruistic causes range from providing immigrants with free health care to stamping out revenge porn to providing prosthetics to young athletes who have lost limbs.
L’Oréal Paris is donating $10,000 to each of the nonprofit groups associated with the women being honored. Viewers can learn more about each honoree’s work by watching the special and then vote for the cause that moves them most. The winner of the Women of Worth program, now in its 15th year, will receive $25,000 for their nonprofit organization. To date, L’Oréal Paris has contributed more $1.8 million to Women of Worth honorees’ causes.
“This year has given us a greater appreciation and respect for those who dedicate their lives to serving their communities,” said Ali Goldstein, L’Oréal Paris USA president, in a statement. “That’s why it’s more important than ever that the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth platform continue to shine a spotlight on the tenacity and courage of women who are tackling injustice and channeling painful experiences into something truly beautiful and worthy.”
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Nov. 24 (UPI) — Older women have a greater risk of heart failure if they spend more time sitting than those who sit less — even if they have a regular fitness routine — a new study found.
Researchers analyzed records for nearly 80,100 postmenopausal women, who were 63 years of age on average, from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, for the study published Tuesday.
The initiative allowed women to self-report time spent sitting or lying down in waking hours and or moving.
Women who spent less than 6.5 hours a day sitting or lying down in waking hours, had 15% less risk of heart failure hospitalization than women reporting up to 9.5 sedentary hours, and 42% less risk than women reporting more than 9.5 hours sedentary hours, the data showed.
Analysts gathered data from an average of nine years of follow-up on the women, during which 1,402 women were hospitalized.
For women who sat less than 4.5 hours, risk was 14% less than women who sat up to 9.5 hours, and 54% less than women who sat more than 9.5 hours a day.
The link between sedentary time and heart failure risk remained even in some women who were meeting recommended activity levels but sat more than others — and after factoring in other risk factors, such as blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and previous heart attack — researchers noted.
“Our message is simple: sit less and move more,” said study lead author Michael J. LaMonte said in a press release.
“Historically, we have emphasized promoting a physically active lifestyle for heart health … However, our study clearly shows that we also need to increase efforts to reduce daily sedentary time and encourage adults to frequently interrupt their sedentary time,” said LaMonte, a research associate at the University at Buffalo in New York.
Here’s one for every little girl who wanted to grab a guitar, stand in front of a mic, swing a drum stick or pound a piano and rock out. For the first time ever, all of the nominees for the Grammy Awards Best Rock Performance category are women and woman-fronted bands.
On Tuesday, the Grammys unveiled the competitors for the 2021 awards show and music fans were quick to notice the list of nominees for one of the premier rock music awards: Fiona Apple; Big Thief (with frontwoman Adrianne Lenker); Phoebe Bridgers; HAIM (a band with three sisters); Brittany Howard; and Grace Potter.
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Howard is no stranger to the rock award, which honors a single song performance. Her band Alabama Shakes walked away with the trophy in 2016, but she’s nominated this time as a solo artist for the song Stay High
The Grammys has a convoluted category history where it’s changed names and combined categories over the years. Best Rock Performance has been around since the Foo Fighters took the win during the 54th annual awards in 2012.
The Grammy Awards airs on Jan. 31 on CBS, where it’s guaranteed to shake up what had been a male-dominated category.
Former Test captain Mark Taylor has declared now the perfect time to hand Will Pucovski his Test debut as the debate over who should open the batting this summer hots up.
Some blistering Sheffield Shield form sees Pucovski threatening to unseat incumbent Joe Burns to partner David Warner at the top of the order after the Victorian earned a call-up to the 17-man Test squad for the series against India beginning on December 17th.
Promoted to the top of the order, the 22-year-old has responded inspiringly by notching two double centuries in his only two matches for Victoria this season. Burns, meanwhile, has managed a high score of just 29 runs in his three games for Queensland.
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Despite the disparate figures, all signs are pointing towards Burns getting the nod over Pucovski, with Warner recently highlighting the effectiveness of his partnership with Burns last summer.
Pucovski has long been knocking on the door, but after earning selection in Justin Langer’s squad in 2019, the young Victorian withdrew to address some mental health concerns. However, he recently declared he was in a “much better place” to take his opportunity at Test level.
And Taylor believes Pucovski’s recent first-class form can’t be ignored as he urged selectors to disregard incumbency.
“I’ve been quite outspoken on this in recent times – I would be giving him a go,” Taylor told Wide World of Sports radio.
“Pick the guy when he’s in good form because if it doesn’t work out, think of the worst-case scenario. You’ve got Joe Burns there who you know can do a job.
“He’s done a good job for you but has demanded re-selection. I think now is the time to try the young guy along with David Warner, particularly when you’ve got such a solid six or seven batsmen around him.
“Now is the time to give him a go and if he shows the sort of form that he has in Shield cricket, you’ve got a player who could be a star for a decade or 15 years.”
Taylor also voiced his confusion as to why selectors will consult Warner on the crucial call on who he should open the batting alongside in the opening test against India.
While offering his unbiased opinion to media this week, Warner suggested he’d prefer to pad up alongside Burns.
“For myself opening the batting, it’s not just a thing where the coach and selectors will come and ask me. It’s just more of a preference,” Warner said earlier this week.
“I’ve batted time with Joe Burns in the middle, I know what we’re about when we’re out there. Building a partnership and building a bond – we won a lot of games last year.
“For me, you don’t break something that is actually working. It’s usually the opposite, when things aren’t going your way, you find solutions. That’s the only thing I can back that answer up with.