Georgia tops Georgia Tech in women’s basketball

georgia tops georgia tech in women’s basketball


ATLANTA — Led by 21 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks from senior center Jenna Staiti, the Georgia women’s basketball team downed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 75-69 Sunday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion. Staiti’s effort marked the 10th time in 11 games she has scored in double figures. It was also her fourth double-double and her sixth 20-point effort during that span.Georgia improves to 2-0 this season and 36-7 all time against Georgia Tech. The victory also marked Joni Taylor’s 100th win as head coach at Georgia and the 999th in program history.

“This was a rivalry game between two good teams, so we knew it was going to be a great game,” Taylor said. “They made runs, we made runs — and that is what really good teams do. We obviously have a few things to work on and improve, but I am happy for our team and excited to leave here with a win.”With the score tied at 63-63 in overtime, freshman Sarah Ashlee Barker knocked in a short jump shot to give the Lady Bulldogs a 65-63 lead. Then, with 1:13 left, senior Que Morrison nailed a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired to extend the Georgia advantage to 68 …



Indonesian women scientists win fellowships for COVID-19 innovations

indonesian women scientists win fellowships for covid-19 innovations


L’Oréal Indonesia has awarded the 2020 L’Oréal-UNESCO National Fellowship For Women in Science (FWIS) to two Indonesian scientists.
Anggia Prasetyoputri from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and Latifah Nurahmi from the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) in Surabaya, East Java, were found to have made extraordinary contributions to innovations to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Not only did the two scientists […] focus on the ongoing situation, they also thought about other challenges in the medical world, such as the continuing effects of COVID-19 on patients and the benefits of robotic development in rehabilitation and operation,” said Arief Rachman, head of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, during an online press conference on Wednesday.

Anggia won the fellowship for her research on bacterial coinfections in COVID-19 patients using swab sample sequencing. 
She started the research after realizing that COVID-19 patients might also be infected with bacteria or viruses other than SARS-CoV-2. People weakened by COVID-19 are more susceptible to these pathogens. She introduced a quick way to identify coinfections that could help doctors prescribe the right courses of treatment.
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Latifah developed a robotic system that could significantly reduce physical …


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The Career Journey: Networking, Mentorship and the Balance

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We were thrilled to have our first Women In Food Safety event with Food Safety Tech during the Food Safety Consortium Virtual Conference Series on November 5. Industry leaders and professionals gathered to discuss women in this field, advocate for our strengths and provide advice to young female professionals as well as those who are at mid- or late-career stages. During the sessions in the episode, we explored self-development, networking, mentorship and leadership. The following are some of the issues we tackled.
When you first start your career or a job, don’t be afraid to take opportunities that have the potential for growth, and remember that all your experiences play a part in helping you achieve your final goal. While soft skills are crucial when looking for a job, technical skills shouldn’t be omitted, emphasized Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D., professor at Cornell University. You need to know how to do the basics; then you can be able to lead and teach others.
Mentorship and reversed mentorship were discussed throughout the episode. Different perspectives were brought up, however, everyone agreed that mentorship is very helpful throughout a career journey. Whether you are a mentor or a mentee, you can …


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Everett’s Huge Game Lead’s Women’s Hoops Past Hofstra

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Everett’s Huge Game Lead’s Women’s Hoops Past Hofstra
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PITTSBURGH – Behind a season-high 23 points from junior Jayla Everett, the Pitt women’s basketball team (2-0, 0-0 ACC) improved to 2-0 to start the season for the first time under head coach Lance White. The Panthers used a hot-shooting first half to take down the visiting Hofstra Pride, 71-58, for their second straight double-digit victory to open the season.”We’ve shown glimpses of really good basketball,” stated head coach Lance White. “As you can see our program moving forward, that for me is huge, as that we’ve worked tirelessly as coaches and assistant coaches to put a better product on the floor. You see moments and now, you want more and more from those kids. Being able to understand value of possessions and how energy and all of those things that we have to keep growing in. But there are a lot of really good moments and I’m excited about the future of what I think we can become.”Everett was the best player on the court for the second straight game for Pitt on Sunday as she was able to net a team-high 23 points and five rebounds across 31 minutes …


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Women In STEM: Fighting the Stereotypes From The First Stage

women in stem: fighting the stereotypes from the first stage


The #STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) industries have traditionally been male-dominated. There have been women pioneers such as Ada Lovelace, but they are not as well known or widely discussed as Tim Berners-Lee or even Steve Jobs.
Now, more women than ever before are choosing to take a job in STEM roles with a million women said to be working in the UK STEM sector.
Let’s look at the ways to break into the sector, and, some of the women and organisations that are working towards fighting STEM stereotypes.  
Corking the gap
The amount of women working in STEM industries has steadily increased since 2016, and, the sector is starting to evolve from a male-centric one as women continue to infiltrate. But still, there are a number of obstacles many women face within these jobs such as sexism and valid concern over career progression opportunities. 
There are relatively few female STEM role models. Findings show that women are more likely to get into a career in tech if they have had an inspirational figure to follow in the footsteps of. Research also found that women working in STEM are more likely to recognise female icons rather than their male counterparts; they …


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Chinese Tech Investors Turn Attention To Indonesia

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The Indian economy has suffered a blow due to the COVID-19 pandemic in spite of its massive 1.3 billion customer base, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) writes.India’s gross domestic product has fallen 7.5 percent compared to the same time in 2019, WSJ writes. While India was once among the world’s fastest growing economies, now it’s one of those that is contracting the quickest.That comes with the territory of the way the virus has impacted the country — infecting over 9.3 million people and killing 135,000. Because of that, many Indian citizens haven’t been coming out again even as lockdowns lifted, preferring to save their money and stay hunkered down as much as possible, WSJ writes.With many Indian citizens lacking in government safety nets, savings and ways to get to the hospital if there’s a need, less shopping seems to be one of their best options for avoiding the deadly virus, WSJ writes.To help combat the economic decay, the Indian government is looking at deregulation methods, PYMNTS writes. The changes were approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. They included provisions doing away with a regulatory system for how farmers sell their crops, expansions …


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Be The Change: Disability, 1st December Hosted by Tramshed Tech

be the change: disability, 1st december hosted by tramshed tech


This year has been full of twists and turns, with companies moving online and adapting to a new way of working. With the changes setting in and becoming more ‘normal’ Tramshed set out to start to shake things up again with their new event series, Be The Change!
Be The Change brings together the change making organisations of the Tramshed Tech network. The series aims to raise awareness of the ongoing work of these incredible organisations, address intersectionality, collaborate on change making action and ensure the equality agenda across all protected characteristic groups remains current and in the spotlight.
Be The Change addresses all segments of the population in order to fully understand underrepresented groups and create individual connections. The event series is sponsored by some of the leading contributors to change in Cardiff, Wales and the UK, including Warrior Women Collective, Coders of Colour, Emotional Fitness, Black Young Professionals Network – Cardiff, Women in Tech, Women in Cyber, and many more.
The December event will focus on Disability and be supported by Leonard Cheshire and Microsoft. Daniel Biddle, the Area Manager for Wales for Leonard Cheshire will be joining us to tell his story. Daniel Biddle’s life changed in 2005 …


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Even as Global Leader, Israeli Women Entrepreneurs ‘Not Even Close’ to Even Playing Field

even as global leader, israeli women entrepreneurs ‘not even close’ to even playing field


Hurdles remain as Israel graces top spot in annual Mastercard index ranking; most acknowledge some improvement over timeIsrael secured the top spot in this year’s Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs, up three spots from last year, as the best nation for female entrepreneurs.While some Israeli women in the sector feel that the distinction is well deserved, others feel that their experience on the ground is not commensurate with the ranking jump over the last 12 months.Just how much progress Israeli female entrepreneurs have made is very much up for debate, although most acknowledge that there has been at least a gradual improvement over a longer period of time.Israeli women are not a monolithic group. While the government has many initiatives to promote female entrepreneurship, such as providing more funding to female-led startups and even more for those initiated by minority women, the highest-ranking country for female entrepreneurs might not be the best for all Israeli women in the industry.It’s not like [we can say] ‘Okay, we are there now, and it’s equal.’ It is still not ideal, it’s not 50/50 or even close to itNetta Doron, a Tel Aviv-based LinkedIn specialist, says that even …


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Jackets Fall to Georgia in Overtime, 75-69

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THE FLATS – Lorela Cubaj scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead three Georgia Tech players in double figures, but Georgia outscored the Yellow Jackets 12-6 in overtime Sunday afternoon and came away with a 75-69 victory over Tech at McCamish Pavilion.Tech lost to the Lady Bulldogs for the first time in three meetings and fell to 1-1, while Georgia improved to 2-0.Tech grabbed the first lead in overtime on a free throw by Eylia Love, but Georgia scored the next seven points to take command of the game. Sarah Ashlee Barker’s jumper in the paint put the Bulldogs ahead 65-64, and Que Morrison added a three-point field goal from the top of the key with 1:16 left. Mikaila Coombs’ put the game in Georgia’s control on Tech’s next possession with a steal and a pair of free throws with 46 seconds remaining, making the score 70-64. Morrison added four more free throws in the final 30 seconds to offset a three-point field goal by Sarah Bates. Georgia led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but after the Yellow Jackets stormed back out of the halftime break, neither team led by more than four points the …


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Virginia Tech women’s basketball cruises to a win over Liberty

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Virginia Tech guard Aisha Sheppard takes a shot against Liberty at Cassell Coliseum on Saturday.

Members of the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team celebrate during Saturday’s victory over Liberty.

Virginia Tech’s Cayla King lines up a shot during Saturday’s game against Liberty. King finished with 15 points and six rebounds.



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