Levene waits for Lloyds sale

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Betfred partners Mohegan Sun for Las Vegas debut

first_img15th July 2020 | By contenteditor Betfred is to enter the Las Vegas gaming market for the first time after being named as the sportsbook partner of the new Mohegan Sun Casino property in the Nevada city.The sportsbook will be located within the 60,000-square foot Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas when it opens later this year, with an online sports betting product also to be offered.The Betfred Sports branded sportsbook inside the property will include luxury seating, a state-of-the-art video wall, over-the-counter wagering and self-serve kiosks.“We’re excited to work with Betfred, one of the leading sportsbook operators in the UK and Europe,” said Aviram Alroy, vice president of interactive gaming at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE).“Our affiliation will introduce new and attractive competition to the Las Vegas market. Betfred will create a seamless and best-in-class experience on our gaming floor, which will cater to both domestic and international visitors.”Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas’ eight-month renovation is currently underway, and the venue is slated to open in autumn 2020.Read the full story on iGB North America. Betfred partners Mohegan Sun for Las Vegas debut Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Betfred is to enter the Las Vegas gaming market for the first time after being named as the sportsbook partner of the new Mohegan Sun Casino property in the Nevada resort. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Best investments for 2020: I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares for great returns

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Manika Premsingh Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Best investments for 2020: I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares for great returns center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 Manika Premsingh owns shares of Burberry and JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. If I had to choose exactly one sector to invest in this year, it would be consumer goods. Here’s why. It’s typically divided into two parts – staples and discretionary. Consumer staples are necessary purchases that get made, irrespective of whether the economy is booming or sluggish. Discretionary goods, are ‘nice to have’ but not necessary, strictly speaking. Because it combines these two distinct segments, I think consumer goods are among the best investments for 2020. Staples or defensives hedge against the stock market crash and discretionary goods or cyclicals can drive investments forward as animal spirits return.Key features of a good share to buyIt goes without saying that discretion is still required when buying consumer goods stocks. My focus this year has been on stocks with two features. One, they should have a past of strong financial performance. Without steady performance, it’s unlikely that a stock’s price can give investors returns overtime. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Two, their stock price should reflect their performance. There are enough examples of FTSE 100 stocks that have performed but their share prices remain stubbornly low. One reason for this may be that investors don’t think they have great prospects. Whatever the reason might be, if they don’t give returns to investors, the case for buying them is weak.Best investments of 2020One example of a consumer goods stock that meets both criteria is the Anglo-Dutch FTSE 100 biggie, Unilever. The owner of cleaning products like Cif and Domestos and personal care brands like Dove and Tresemme has performed quite well this year. Like all other stocks that carry a near guarantee of stability if not growth, its share price too is sitting at the highest levels in 2020 now. There was some uncertainty about its dual structure in the past. But it has now been decided that it will be a London-based company, which should bring even more stability.Among consumer discretionary stocks, I have long liked JD Sports Fashion. If I had bought this FTSE 100 share at its bottom this year, it would have already yielded a three-times return. I didn’t, not until much later. Even then, it’s the best performing stock in my investing portfolio. The company’s rise has been meteoric in the past few years and its share price has followed. Long-term consumer trends and the expected recovery next year, both support JD’s future performance too. An alternative to considerBut if you think it has run up too much, can I suggest the luxury stock Burberry? I think that with the Chinese recovery underway, the case for this classic British brand just became stronger. Unlike newer luxury brands cum retailers like Ted Baker, BRBY’s brand value is near unshakeable, making its comeback quite likely as consumers return to the stores. Its share price has improved over the past few months, and I reckon it can rise more in the coming months, which may well get it counted among the best investments for 2020 too. last_img read more

Cancer charities unite in a first for World Cancer Day

first_imgCancer Research UK has spearheaded the collaboration, with the aim of testing a partnership for future years with a small selection of charities with different core purposes. The charities will be evaluating the impact of the collaboration, with the view to developing and building on the partnership in the future.Anthony Newman, director of brand, marketing and communications at Cancer Research UK, said:“We’re incredibly excited to be collaborating with Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember Foundation for World Cancer Day 2016. It’s the first time we’ve joined forces with other charities for a fundraising and awareness campaign on this scale and it’s really exciting to be part of a collaboration that has the potential to transform the lives of millions of people who are affected by cancer.”Richard Davidson, director of communications and marketing at Anthony Nolan, added: Advertisement “By joining forces, we’re making it easy for the British public to engage with World Cancer Day. The Unity Bands celebrate our unified goals as well as our individual brand personalities, offering our shared audiences a simple and tangible way to transform lives on World Cancer Day.”  240 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 18 January 2016 | News Cancer charities unite in a first for World Cancer Day Tagged with: Cancer Fundraising Cancer Research UK collaboration AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  241 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan, and the Movember Foundation are collaborating for the first time in a campaign for World Cancer Day, which aims to raise funds for each of the charities as well as raise awareness.The campaign launches on 21st January, along with the website www.worldcancerday.co.uk, and runs for the two weeks prior to World Cancer Day on 4th February.  It encourages people to get a Unity Band for a suggested donation of £2 to wear on the day.  Each charity will have their own customised version of the band, which they will sell through their own websites, shops or partners, with the income raised by the individual charities spent on their own specific research projects and support services. The hope is that by working together, the charities will be more cost effective, reach a wider audience with a unified message, and share resources to help more people suffering from cancer.The joint messaging for the partnership is ‘together we CAN do something about cancer’.  This will be reflected in the UK-wide campaign, which also raises awareness of World Cancer Day and runs across a number of channels including TV, out of home, social and online, which will feature all four charities, and each charity will also adapt it for their own supporter channels. The charities are also all using the same hashtag: #ADayToUnite.[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFTRJhzQDKw[/youtube]last_img read more

Outrage as student rapist gets slap on wrist

first_imgPowerful protests, both vocal and silent, punctuated the Stanford University commencement on June 12. Dozens of graduating students expressed their outrage over the meager sentence handed down to Brock Turner, 20, a convicted rapist and former Stanford athlete. Turner was convicted by a jury of three counts of sexual assault. Judge Aaron Persky of Santa Clara, Calif., Superior Court, however, handed Turner a velvet-gloved six-month jail sentence on June 2 for the Jan. 18, 2015, sexual assault of an unconscious woman. Turner could be out in three months. His sentence includes three years of probation, and his name will be entered on the lifetime sex offenders list. The unconscious, unmoving victim was being brutally attacked by Turner behind a campus dumpster when two male Swedish students, riding their bikes, came upon the crime in progress and stopped it. As Turner ran away, they tackled and held him until police arrived. “Rape is rape,” “125 years of rape culture,” “You’re a warrior” (referring to Turner’s victim) and “1 in 3” (how many women in the U.S. will be raped in their lifetime) were among the messages on signs held aloft during the ceremony. Many others had “1/3” written on top of their mortarboards. Activists are demanding the university administration make public its list of students responsible for sexual assault and misconduct. #StanfordKnows is the hashtag for this struggle, which includes a petition drive. (latimes.com, June 13) Outrage from coast to coast has emerged since the sentencing. More than 1 million petition signatures demanding the ouster of Judge Persky were delivered June 10 to the Commission on Judicial Performance in San Francisco. At least 16 California lawmakers have asked the commission for a review of Persky’s conduct in meting out the sentence, while attorneys and activists are considering a recall election. (mercurynews.com, June 10) In the midst of the burgeoning backlash and fightback generated by his lenient sentencing of a rapist who could have received 14 years in prison, Persky won another six-year term on June 7. There wasn’t even an election since he was the only candidate. Persky, a Stanford graduate, obviously took pity on Turner, a former member of the university swim team, stating at sentencing that he was impressed with the “character references” sent by the convicted rapist’s friends and family and noting his lack of a criminal record. “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him,” Persky actually stated. Fight against growing racism and sexism Totally offensive comments from Turner’s father and the victim’s compelling statement have further fueled the backlash against the rape culture which exists not only on college and university campuses around the country, but throughout U.S. society. “His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve. That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life,” Dan Turner callously wrote in his letter asking for probation for his son.The survivor of Turner’s sexual assault, who has chosen to remain anonymous, publicly issued to BuzzFeed News on June 3 the statement that she read to the court at Turner’s sentencing. Her courageous message described the “severe impact” that Turner’s actions have had on her life and her outrage at the sentence: “What has [Turner] done to demonstrate that he deserves a break? He has only apologized for drinking and has yet to define what he did to me as sexual assault, he has revictimized me continually, relentlessly. He has been found guilty of three serious felonies and it is time for him to accept the consequences of his actions. He will not be quietly excused.” The entire statement, poignant and infuriating, can be found at buzzfeed.com, and is well worth reading. Both Persky and Turner are well-off white men, revealing that this travesty of justice is rooted in white supremacy, class privilege and misogyny. The interplay of racism and national oppression; wealth, power and class oppression; violence against women and the LGBTQ community all come into play in this case and others like it. The ongoing scandal of alleged sexual assaults by Baylor University football team members and their cover-ups by coaches and administration is a case in point. There, the head football coach has been fired and Baylor’s president, Kenneth Starr was demoted. (Starr, who investigated U.S. President Bill Clinton’s conduct in office leading to his impeachment, is now Baylor’s Chancellor.) The university is currently trying to settle a civil case of negligence and gender discrimination brought by victim Jasmin Hernandez in April. In contrast to the slap on the wrist afforded Turner, former Baylor student and football player Tevin Elliott, an African American, was sentenced in January 2014 to 20 years in prison on each of two counts of sexual assault. (courthousenews.com, June 13) The movement to stop rape and eradicate rape culture and violence against women cannot be separated from the struggle against systemic racism and national oppression. Racism and sexism under capitalism are two pillars of oppression, used by the ruling class to “divide and conquer” and sow disunity among the workers and oppressed. Uncompromising solidarity with the most oppressed is the key to overturning these evils and the capitalist system which breeds them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Feds expected to charge Avenatti in dealings with Stormy Daniels: Sources

first_imgDavid McNew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, sources briefed on the case told ABC News.The new charges will accuse Avenatti of misappropriating money that was supposed to be paid to Stormy Daniels when Avenatti was representing the adult film actress in her public battle against President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen, the sources said.The charges are to be filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan who have already accused Avenatti of extortion in a case involving Nike.On Wednesday, Avenatti told ABC News that “no monies relating to Ms. Daniels were ever misappropriated or mishandled.”“She received millions of dollars worth of legal services and we expended huge sums in expenses,” he wrote in a statement to ABC News.“She directly paid only $100.00 (not a typo) for all that she received.”But on Tuesday evening, without prompting, he wrote on Twitter that he expected this.“I expect an indictment to issue from SDNY in the next 48 hrs charging me in connection with my arrest in March,” the Tweet said. “I intend on fighting these bogus/legally baseless allegations, and will plead not guilty to ALL CHARGES. I look forward to the trial where I can begin to clear my name.”Spokesmen for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, citing Justice Department policy against speaking about charges that haven’t been announced, declined to comment.News of prosecutors’ inquiry into his business dealings with Daniels marks the latest legal blow for Avenatti, coming after federal prosecutors on both coasts unsealed charges against the controversial 48-year-old attorney.The Daniels investigation is not related to those charges. But it is being run by the same team of federal officials who slapped Avenatti with two counts of extortion for his alleged role in what prosecutors called “an old-fashioned shakedown” of Nike.He and another celebrity lawyer, Mark Geragos, allegedly threatened to release damaging information about the sportswear giant if it refused to pay the two attorneys millions of dollars. Geragos was not charged with a crime.In the Central District of California, prosecutors targeted Avenatti with wire- and bank-fraud charges in a scheme that included stealing funds from a client to pay off his own expenses.Avenatti gained prominence last year when he began representing Daniels in a defamation lawsuit against Trump. A federal judge in California later threw out the suit and ordered Daniels to reimburse Trump for legal fees.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Blood clots clogged lungs of African American COVID-19 victims, study says

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 355,000 people worldwide.Over 5.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with nearly 1.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 100,442 deaths. Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:5:43 a.m.: Brazil’s president says Trump is sending hydroxychloroquine tabletsBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump is sending over 2 million tablets of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine.Bolsonaro, a close ally of Trump, made the comment while speaking to a small group of supporters as well as members of the press outside the presidential palace in the capital Brasilia.“[Trump] is sending us, here, 2 million hydroxychloroquine tablets,” Bolsonaro said, without offering further details.A Brazilian source told ABC News that the deal is still being negotiated.Bolsonaro, who has come under fire for his handling of Brazil’s novel coronavirus outbreak, keeps promoting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, although there’s no evidence the medication works as a prophylactic for the disease.Trump has also touted hydroxychloroquine as a possible “game changer” treatment for COVID-19 and announced earlier this month that he was taking daily doses of the drug as a preventive measure against the virus after two White House staffers tested positive.However, a recent study of more than 96,000 coronavirus patients in hospitals around the world found that those who were treated with chloroquine or its analogue hydroxychloroquine had a considerably higher risk of death than those who did not receive the antimalarial drugs. The findings, published last Friday in The Lancet medical journal, prompted the World Health Organization to halt global trials of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.Earlier this week, Trump suspended travel to the United States from Brazil as the South American country emerged as a new hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic. The new rule does not affect trade between the two nations.Brazil now has the second-highest number of diagnosed cases of COVID-19, behind the United States.3:50 a.m.: Blood clots clogged lungs of African American coronavirus victims, study findsAutopsies on 10 African American patients who died from COVID-19 show their lungs were filled with blood clots, according to a new study.The autopsies were performed at University Medical Center in New Orleans by a team of pathologists from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans. It’s believed to be the first autopsy series on African Americans whose cause of death was attributed to COVID-19, according to the study, which was published Wednesday in monthly scientific journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.“We found that the small vessels and capillaries in the lungs were obstructed by blood clots and associated hemorrhage that significantly contributed to decompensation and death in these patients,” Dr. Richard Vander Heide, head of pathology research at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, said in a statement. “We also found elevated levels of D-dimers — fragments of proteins involved in breaking down blood clots. What we did not see was myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, that early reports suggested significantly contributes to death from COVID-19.”The small vessel clotting is a new finding that appears to be specific to COVID-19, according to the study.The 10 deceased patients were black men and women between the ages of 40 and 70, many of whom had a history of hypertension, obesity, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. In all cases, the patients had experienced sudden respiratory decompensation or collapse at home approximately three to seven days after developing a mild cough and fever.The new findings come after some U.S. states released mortality data based on race and ethnicity that show the novel coronavirus kills black Americans at a disproportionately high rate.“Our study presents a large series of autopsies within a specific demographic experiencing the highest rate of adverse outcomes within the United States,” said Dr. Sharon Fox, another co-author of the study. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

Seasonal observations of stable isotope variations in a valley catchment, Signy Island, South Orkney Islands

first_imgThe oxygen and hydrogen isotope composition of waters in a small valley at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, were monitored over three summers (1999 to 2001). These stable isotopes track water movement through the catchment, especially seasonal precipitation and snow melt. All samples fall close to the regional meteoric water line but factors other than air temperature cause year-to-year variability. Residence times are in the order of days thus the lake water provides an average of precipitation falling only a few days before, except in the winter when the lakes are effectively closed. Freezing of surface waters preserves the isotope signature of the underlying waters from the previous summer. In spring, meltwaters from winter snow are isotopically depleted having delta(18)O and deltaD as low as -13parts per thousand and -100parts per thousand (VSMOW). Ice-cover break-up in late December allows complete water column mixing. By February, the lakes are relatively enriched isotopically (delta(18)O-9parts per thousand) by summer precipitation. Precipitation isotopic composition at Halley Station, Brunt Ice Shelf, is similar, illustrating the broad-scale effects of the Weddell Sea cyclonic atmospheric circulation. These data form a useful reference data-set for the ground-based validation of atmospheric models and palaeoclimate reconstructions in this isolated sector of the South Atlantic Ocean.last_img read more

The penultimate deglaciation: protocol for Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) phase 4 transient numerical simulations between 140 and 127 ka, version 1.0

first_imgThe penultimate deglaciation (PDG, ∼138–128 thousand years before present, hereafter ka) is the transition from the penultimate glacial maximum (PGM) to the Last Interglacial (LIG, ∼129–116 ka). The LIG stands out as one of the warmest interglacials of the last 800 000 years (hereafter kyr), with high-latitude temperature warmer than today and global sea level likely higher by at least 6 m. Considering the transient nature of the Earth system, the LIG climate and ice-sheet evolution were certainly influenced by the changes occurring during the penultimate deglaciation. It is thus important to investigate, with coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation models (AOGCMs), the climate and environmental response to the large changes in boundary conditions (i.e. orbital configuration, atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, ice-sheet geometry and associated meltwater fluxes) occurring during the penultimate deglaciation. A deglaciation working group has recently been set up as part of the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) phase 4, with a protocol to perform transient simulations of the last deglaciation (19–11 ka; although the protocol covers 26–0 ka). Similar to the last deglaciation, the disintegration of continental ice sheets during the penultimate deglaciation led to significant changes in the oceanic circulation during Heinrich Stadial 11 (∼136–129 ka). However, the two deglaciations bear significant differences in magnitude and temporal evolution of climate and environmental changes. Here, as part of the Past Global Changes (PAGES)-PMIP working group on Quaternary interglacials (QUIGS), we propose a protocol to perform transient simulations of the penultimate deglaciation under the auspices of PMIP4. This design includes time-varying changes in orbital forcing, greenhouse gas concentrations, continental ice sheets as well as freshwater input from the disintegration of continental ice sheets. This experiment is designed for AOGCMs to assess the coupled response of the climate system to all forcings. Additional sensitivity experiments are proposed to evaluate the response to each forcing. Finally, a selection of paleo-records representing different parts of the climate system is presented, providing an appropriate benchmark for upcoming model–data comparisons across the penultimate deglaciation.last_img read more

Wilson, BYU beats No. 24 USC 30-27 in overtime

first_imgSeptember 14, 2019 /Sports News – Local Wilson, BYU beats No. 24 USC 30-27 in overtime Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Zach WIlson Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Dayan Ghanwoloku intercepted a tipped pass in overtime after Jake Oldroyd kicked a 43-yard field to give BYU the lead, and the Cougars beat No. 24 Southern California 30-27 on Saturday, their second straight OT victory over a traditional power program.Zach Wilson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score for BYU (2-1), which won at Tennessee last week. Ty’Son Williams added 99 yards on 19 carries.Kedon Slovis threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns for USC (2-1), but was picked off three times, including on the final play of the game. After a week in which USC athletic director Lynn Swann stepped down, coach Clay Helton absorbed a loss that will certainly raise the heat on him going into a crucial stretch of schedule.The Trojans play No. 11 Utah at home Friday, and then follow with road games against No. 23 Washington and No. 7 Notre Dame.Ghanwoloku, a defensive back who moonlights as a running back, scored the first touchdown for BYU on a 1-yard run in the first quarter.The Trojans went up 24-17 on a 30-yard TD catch by Michael Pittman, Jr. early in the fourth quarter. USC went 92 yards in 13 plays after stopping Ghanwoloku for a 1-yard gain on 4th-and-2 from the Trojan 9.Wilson gave the Cougars a 27-24 lead with 5:41 left in the quarter on a 16-yard run that was set up when the quarterback evaded a sack to hit Gunner Romney with a 35-yard pass.Chase McGrath tied it up on a 52-yard field goal for USC with 1:43 left in regulation.THE TAKEAWAYUSC: Slovis and the Trojan offense had plenty of issues after dominating Stanford last week. USC threw a single pass in the third quarter and Slovis had a pair of costly interceptions in the first quarter. The Trojans netted just a field goal on their final three drives in regulation. They have a four-game losing streak in the state of Utah.BYU: An inability to finish long drives was a problem for the Cougars for a third straight game.POLL IMPLICATIONSUSC will likely fall out of the AP Top 25 when the poll comes out Sunday.UP NEXTUSC: The Trojans have short week to prepare for Pac-12 South rival Utah.BYU: The Cougars face their third Pac-12 opponent in four weeks when they host No. 23 Washington next Saturday. Associated Presslast_img read more