Top-ranked Trojans remain undefeated

first_imgNo. 1 USC, which took its place at the top of the rankings after last weekend’s Triton Invitational, continued to dominate in the pool, winning 15-3 over CSU Northridge in Saturday’s game at the Utengysu Aquatic Center.After toppling UCLA 8-6 in the final round of last week’s Triton Invitational, USC became the last MPSF team to remain undefeated with a perfect 6-0 heading into Saturday’s game, where the Trojans took their record to 7-0.The Trojans took a commanding lead against CSUN in the first quarter with 2 hat trick goals for junior attacker Stephania Haralibidis and 2 more from sophomores Hayley Mckelvey and Brianna Daboub, taking advantage of open water to convert goals. While the offense was tallying up the scoreboard, the Trojan defense kept the Matadors to just one goal for the entire first half with four saves from freshman goalkeeper Amanda Longan in the first quarter alone.In the second quarter, the Trojan offense began teeing off on the Matadors putting away 4 more goals from McKelvey, Jensen, Brigitta Games, Ioanna Haralibidis and Brianna Daboub. In the cage, Longan had a quarter shutout with three more saves to bring her total to seven by the end of the first half.The action continued in the second half with a pair of hat trick goals from the Haralibidis duo — Stephania and Ioanna — accompanied by goals from senior Melissa Bergesen and juniors Avery Peterson and Brigitta Games. By the end of the third quarter, Longan brought her total to 13 saves, a career high for her debut season thus far.Senior Alegra Hueso took over the cage in the fourth quarter to keep the Matadors at just 3 goals for the duration of the game. On offense, Stephania Haralibidis converted her 4th goal of the day bringing the final score to 15-3.“Being named MPSF newcomer shows that people are paying attention to all the hard work we put in. It’s very encouraging going forward into the season,” said Longan, who was awarded the MPSF Newcomer Award last week averaging 6.4 saves per game in 10 periods of play.“In preparation for the UCI tournament next weekend, we will be working hard in practice,” said top scorer of the game Stephania Haralibidis, who won the MPSF Player of the Week for her work in the UC San Diego Tournament. “It’s important that we have good communication and trust because we love each other as a team and can do great things if we keep working together.”On Feb. 27-28, the Trojans will travel to Irvine to play in the UCI Invitational where they expect to rematch against top-ranked MPSF teams.last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Rise in Response to Positive Economic Indicators

first_img December 5, 2013 441 Views Mortgage Rates Rise in Response to Positive Economic Indicators Long-term mortgage rates saw a jump this week following better-than-expected economic reports.[IMAGE]””Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ released Thursday the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, putting the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) at a rate of 4.46 percent (0.5 point) for the week ending December 5, up from 4.29 percent last week. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.34 percent.The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.47 percent (0.4 point), up from 3.30 percent previously.[COLUMN_BREAK]Reports were mixed for adjustable rates. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.99 percent (0.4 point) this week, up from 2.94 percent. The 1-year ARM, meanwhile, averaged 2.59 percent (0.4 point), a slight drop from 2.60 percent.Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist for Freddie Mac, pinned the increases on encouraging growth in private jobs and “”new home sales””:https://themreport.com/articles/october-new-home-sales-speed-to-fastest-pace-in-six-months-2013-12-04.””Private companies added 215,000 new jobs in November according to the ADP employment report, well above the consensus. In addition, revisions added 54,000 jobs in the prior month,”” Nothaft explained. “”Lastly, new home sales rose 25 percent in the month of October to a seasonally adjusted 444,000 annual pace, though this followed a weaker than expected September report and downward revisions over the summer months.””””Bankrate.com’s””:http://www.bankrate.com/ weekly national survey showed increases all around. According to the site, the 30-year fixed average rose to 4.55 percent this week, a gain of 11 basis points, while the 15-year fixed average increased 15 points to 3.62 percent.The 5/1 ARM was up more modestly, rising 4 basis points to 3.33 percent. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Freddie Mac Home Sales Investors Jobs Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Service Providers 2013-12-05 Tory Barringercenter_img in Data, Origination Sharelast_img read more

Next Wave of Smartphone Giving Arrives in UK

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesJanuary 22, 2015; Daily Mail and Information AgeThe future of “contactless giving” to your favorite nonprofit has now arrived in England. A British medical charity is partnering with Clear Channel Outdoor to allow donations to be made using smart phones and window displays.How does it work? Four window displays in the offices of Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are designed to allow persons to donate by simply touching their cellphone or credit card to the window. A radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip makes this possible by communicating with the display. (Credit cards in the USA don’t typically have these RFID chips.) After the money is donated, donors then receive access to a video showing how the money will be used to fight cancer.According to the Daily Mail, the concept—a world first, the charity says—“marks a welcome move away from ‘charity muggers’ or chuggers.” “Chuggers” is a slang term for the persons who are paid to stand in shopping areas and seek to sign up passers-by to pledge plans. There is a growing public backlash against such street solicitors. Recently, many charities have been searching for less aggressive ways to raise money.The CRUK display will be available 24 hours a day until February 13, which is World Cancer Day. CRUK’s director of innovation, Paul Clarke, said, “We also see this as a great opportunity to use our highly visible shops in 570 locations across the country as a new marketing channel, using interactive creativity that really engages with our supporters old and new.”—Jeanne AllenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more