COVID-19: Indonesia secures 50,000 PCR tests kits to expedite mass testing

first_imgTopics : He said the reagents, which are produced by China and South Korea, were difficult to obtain, as Indonesia had to compete with other countries amid surging global demand.“We need to quickly make a decision because other countries have also scrambled to secure the chemicals used for PCR tests,” Doni said, adding that an embassy official in South Korea had been tasked with escorting the chemicals to Indonesia.He said he expected the country to secure 495,000 PCR test kits within the week.“[With 495,000 test kits,] Indonesia will be able to map out the scale of contagion more accurately,” Doni said.Indonesia has recorded at least 6,575 COVID-19 cases with 582 deaths linked to the disease as of Sunday. As many as 50,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits arrived in the country on Sunday, which will help provide more accurate data on the rate of COVID-19 infection by increasing the scale of testing.Doni Monardo, the head of the National COVID-19 rapid response task force, said he was grateful for the prompt arrival of the test kits, expressing hope they would help the government detect more cases across the country.“We are grateful that in less than 24 hours we were able to secure 50,000 PCR test kits,” Doni said in a statement on Sunday.center_img He said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had previously ordered the task force to conduct 10,000 PCR tests per day to expedite the detection of infected individuals and help curb the rapid spread of the deadly virus.Read also: COVID-19: Indonesia on hunt for PCR testing kitsExperts consider PCR tests to be the “gold standard” of COVID-19 testing, compared to the less accurate rapid testing, which is faster and more affordable and is used to detect antibodies in blood samples.PCR testing is also more complicated than rapid testing, according to Doni. Unlike rapid tests, PCR tests require two unique reagents, one of which is derived from RNA extraction.last_img read more

Range preview: Asda Christmas 2019

first_imgAfter dinner mint truckleAlongside the classic cheeses in Asda’s range this year are two more novel flavours. One is this after dinner mint truckle that mixes crumbly cheese with a burst of peppermint flavour, and the second a chocolate orange truckle. One to surprise guests at the end of a meal, one buyer suggests.  Garlic & Herb Bread Wreath and Baking CamembertSharing is another big theme at Asda this year, as this indulgent herb bread wreath shows. Both the garlic & herb-infused bread and the French ripening camembert in the centre are ready to bake and share (or not) with your loved ones on Christmas Day.  The Grocer Own-Label Accreditation SchemeHow do you know if the own brand product you’re buying is as good as the big brand version? By looking for our Great Food and Great Drink labels, of course. Supermarket products with these on let you know that they have been tried, tested and loved by an independent panel, which is made up of hundreds of shoppers from across the UK. Look out for the logos in store now. ‘Elf’ ice creamFor those looking to sprinkle a Christmas colour palate on each dish, this ‘Elf’ ice-cream will be on sale. Coloured with red and green, it tastes of raspberry and white candyfloss, and is even sprinkled with multicoloured candy cane sugar shapes.  Festive Vegan WellingtonAs well as plenty of vegan sides (such as no pork cocktail sausages and cranberry & apple stuffing balls) those going meat-free at Christmas will be able to indulge in this festive vegan wellington from Asda. Puff pastry is packed with chickpeas, cranberries, apricots and blended with ‘festive’ spices, then topped with a sweet cranberry sauce.  Extra Special Christmas Cracker / Pigs in Blankets CentrepieceThese showstoppers caught plenty of attention at the Asda showcase. Both measuring at around 12 inches long, the Christmas Cracker is made with a ‘festive’ blend of meats (turkey and pork) as well as all the trimmings, including mashed potato, parsnips and brussels sprouts. And for those so obsessed with pigs in blankets they’d rather it was the main event, the second centrepiece has no less than 12, topping a bed of pork, sage & onion stuffing.  Coal mallowsNaughty kids to feed? Well, these coal marshmallows sprinkled with coloured sugar are a clever addition to the Asda range that might work perfectly sitting at the top of a stocking.  Winter Village Millionaire’s Bowl DessertFor those that aren’t such a fan of the classic Christmas pud there’ll be this extravagant alternative from Asda this year. It’s made up of small bronze and gold dark chocolate houses, topping layers of crunchy digestive crumb, chocolate-coated honeycomb, salted caramel sauce, a Belgian white chocolate mousse and – finally – a milk chocolate ganache.  Opulence, betterment, ‘something for everyone’ and novelty were the four key trends that Asda says it has attempted to incorporate into its Christmas range for 2019. That meant plenty of lavish party foods in fun formats, a convenient take on Christmas dinner centrepieces and choices for everyone across all categories, of all tastes and diets. Here are 10 of its new festive products that caught our eye.Check out our other Christmas 2019 range previews.,Mini pub party foodIt’s all about the novelty across Asda’s party food range this year, with this selection of Extra Special mini pub classics one of the highlights. The selection includes bite-sized cheeseburgers, mini posh hot dogs and mini fish & chips, made up of a tiny portion of tempura-battered fish topped with a single chunky chip and some pea purée.  Pip the Penguin CakePip made quite the star appearance in this year’s Asda range, with mini penguin cakes also on display. But for those looking to go all-out there’s this full-size Pip cake made with soft sponge and raspberry jam and finished with icing and edible decorations that are almost too cute to eat.  Gin-smoked salmon From pink gin cream, to toasted marshmallow gin liqeur and this gin-smoked salmon, the spirit du jour is ubiquitious across Asda’s 2019 range. These slices of Scottish smoked salmon are smoked in traditional brick kilns and then soaked in Makar Scottish gin before being topped with lemon zest and crushed juniper berries. last_img read more

Buckie Setting Stage for Offshore Wind

first_imgThe first phase of an industrial development in Buckie, Scotland, to exploit the growing offshore wind energy market has been completed, the Moray Council said.The GBP 1.7 million development at Rathven Industrial Estate is designed to support new and existing businesses in East Moray as well as the regeneration of Buckie harbour and the servicing of the planned offshore wind farms in the Moray Firth.The first phase required the construction of roads and service infrastructure to service the 27 acres of commercial sites for sale and lease, and the building of the first industrial unit. A further 22 acres, acquired as part of the overall site, is earmarked for more industrial space in the future.Contractors were the Chap Group, who started on site in October 2017 and will complete the contract on budget this week, the Moray Council said.“Buckie needs to be ready to take advantage of the industry that will be coming out of the Moray Firth,” Chair of Moray Council’s Economic Development and Infrastructure committee, Cllr John Cowe, said.“Buckie harbour is ideally placed to service the needs of the wind farm projects in the Firth, both during construction and during the life of the turbines. When the windfarm projects were confirmed, Moray Council agreed that investment was needed to ensure Buckie was best placed to maximise the benefits in terms of jobs and prosperity. We are taking a long-term view, which is what councils have to do, to ensure the future prosperity of the area. I’m delighted to see this development take shape.”The council has planning approval for a warehouse on the site and has already got three acres under offer, with three other parties interested in taking more sites there. Buckie ward councillors welcomed the development.last_img read more

Juve go top after beating Inter in empty stadium

first_img Loading… Cristiano Ronaldo – who pretended to high-five where fans would have been standing on the way into the stadium – failed to score for the first time in Serie A since 10 November. His 11-game league scoring streak is a joint record with Gabriel Batistuta and Fabio Quagliarella. Inter substitute Daniele Padelli was sent off from the bench for dissent in the second half. In an atmosphere akin to a training session, television viewers could hear the ball being kicked and the shouts of players and coaches. read also:Inter fans ignore corona advice to ginger players ahead Juve clash Meanwhile, Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora accused Serie A of being “irresponsible” for ignoring his calls for football to be suspended because of coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus beat Inter Milan to go top of the Serie A table – behind closed doors because of coronavirus on on Sunday. Juve players celebrating One of the biggest games of the Italian season took place with no fans, with all sport in Italy being played in empty grounds until 3 April at least. Some 366 people in Italy have died of coronavirus, with 7,375 infected. Aaron Ramsey and Paulo Dybala scored the goals to take Juve one point above Lazio at the top of the table. Wales midfielder Ramsey pounced onto a loose ball before rifling home the opener and Dybala scored a classy second – from Ramsey’s pass – with some nice footwork to dummy Ashley Young before poking home. Inter’s title challenge is likely to be over as they now sit nine points behind Juventus.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWorld’s Most Famous Ceilings That Are Actually Works Of Art8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Ryan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature Looklast_img read more

Bayern Munich coach: Thiago promised to stay!

first_img “He told me that he would stay [at Bayern],” Flick joked in his post-match press conference. “I just thanked him. I don’t know [where his future lies], he doesn’t know himself yet. “We’ll have to wait and see what happens in the next few days.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of AmericaTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Bayern Munich coach, Hansi Flick, joked Spanish star, Thiago Alcantara, would stay at the club. Thiago was one of the key players in midfield for Bayern as they won the UEFA Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain. A 1-0 scoreline was enough to give Bayern their sixth European Cup. Alcantara is linked with a move to Liverpool this summer. read also:Man City, PSG to battle for ThiagoAdvertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Death investigation of eight-week-old being conducted

first_imgFranklin, IN – Detectives from the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an eight-week-old infant this morning in Franklin. Preliminary investigation has revealed the infant was dropped off at a babysitter early this morning in Pennington Trailer Park in Franklin. At 10:51 a.m. officers from the Franklin Police Department were dispatched to the residence for a medical emergency. Officers arrived at 10:52 a.m. and immediately attempted life-saving measures. The infant was transported to Johnson Memorial Hospital where it was later pronounced deceased. The cause of death is unknown at this time and an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow in Johnson County. At this point detectives are treating this as a death investigation, notification to the family has been made however the identity of the deceased infant is being withheld at this time to allow for notification to extended family. There is no further information to release at this time.last_img read more

South Africa humiliate Australia in Hobart, win series 2-0

first_img(REUTERS)-South Africa’s pacemen tore through Australia’s last eight wickets before lunch on day four to complete an humiliating innings and 80-run defeat in Hobart today and seal the three-match series with a game to spare.Australia had resumed their second innings on 121-2, with hope of saving the match on an overcast day at Bellerive Oval, but their batsmen crumbled to 161 all out in the face of quality seam bowling.Resurgent South Africa won the series-opener in Perth by 177 runs and will head into their first day-night Test match in Adelaide next week confident they can sweep their demoralised opponents.It was their third straight Test series win in Australia after their 2008 and 2012 successes.Australia, meanwhile, face another bout of soul-searching, having slipped to a fifth consecutive Test defeat after losing their first match of the home summer in 28 years in Perth.“For us it was just about trying to fight and spend some time out in the middle,” said Australia captain Steve Smith, who was caught behind off Kagiso Rabada for 31.“It wasn’t the way we planned it, credit to South Africa I thought they bowled beautifully again this morning.”Man of the Match Kyle Abbott, the replacement for injured spearhead Dale Steyn, finished with 6-77, capturing four wickets in the morning session and triggering a stunning collapse that followed the home side’s 85 in the first innings.Rising talent Rabada completed the rout with 4-34, following on from his five-wicket haul at the WACA.“All our bowlers were exceptional,” said Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis.“I’m so happy for Kyle … every single time he gets an opportunity he puts his hand up.”A number of Australia’s batsmen were culpable in their dismissals, however.Abbott, who sent back openers Joe Burns and David Warner on day three, coaxed Usman Khawaja into chasing a wider delivery and the top order batsman nicked it to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock for 64.That ended a 50-run partnership with Smith and brought Adam Voges to the crease on a pair of ducks for an innings that many thought would save or end his Test career.Voges was out for two, completely misjudging the same bowler and nicking to the slips with an ugly, aborted pull-shot.Rabada then intervened to remove Callum Ferguson (1), wicketkeeper Peter Nevill (6) and debutant paceman Joe Mennie for a duck in quick succession.Abbott returned to have Mitchell Starc caught behind for a duck and wrapped up the innings when Nathan Lyon (4) spooned a simple catch to Vernon Philander at mid-on.AUSTRALIA 1st innings 85 (V. Philander 5-21)South Africa 1st innings (o/n 171-5)S. Cook c Nevill b Starc 23D. Elgar lbw b Starc 17H. Amla c Nevill b Hazlewood 47J. Duminy c Smith b Starc 1F. du Plessis lbw b Hazlewood 7T. Bavuma c Lyon b Mennie 74Q. de Kock b Hazlewood 104V. Philander c Nevill b Hazlewood 32K. Maharaj b Hazlewood 1K. Abbott lbw b Hazlewood 3K. Rabada not out 5Extras: (b-3, lb-8, nb-1) 12Total: (all out, 100.5 overs) 326Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-44, 3-46, 4-76, 5-132, 6-276, 7-292, 8-293, 9-297.Bowling: M. Starc 24-1-79-3 (nb-1), J. Hazlewood 30.5-10-89-6, J. Mennie 28-5-85-1, N. Lyon 17-2-57-0, S. Smith 1-0-5-0.AUSTRALIA 2nd innings (Overnight: 121-2)J. Burns c de Kock b Abbott 0D. Warner b Abbott 45U. Khawaja c de Kock b Abbott 64S. Smith c de Kock b Rabada 31A. Voges c Duminy b Abbott 2C. Ferguson c Elgar b Rabada 1P. Nevill c Duminy b Rabada 6J. Mennie lbw b Rabada 0M. Starc c de Kock b Abbott 0J. Hazlewood not out 6N. Lyon c Philander b Abbott 4Extras (lb-1 nb-1) 2Total (all out, 60.1 overs) 161Fall of wickets: 1-0 J. Burns,2-79 D. Warner,3-129 U. Khawaja,4-135 A. Voges,5-140 C. Ferguson,6-150 P. Nevill,7-150 J. Mennie,8-151 S. Smith,9-151 M. Starc,10-161 N. LyonBowling: K. Abbott 23.1 – 3 – 77 – 6, V. Philander 16 – 6 – 31 – 0(nb-1),J. Duminy 1 – 0 – 8 – 0, K. Rabada 17 – 5 – 34 – 4,K. Maharaj 3 – 0 – 10 – 0last_img read more

Sizzling action in second Georgetown Grand Prix tonight

first_imgTHE quickest reflexes, smoothest driving lines and grittiest drivers will shine tonight as the second instalment of the GT Motorsports Georgetown Grand Prix takes centre stage from 18:30hrs.Set for the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC)’s Thomas Lands facility, the best in the business will go wheel-to-wheel in several categories of karts with bragging rights and prizes on the line.Sunburst 60cc Kids CupFour Karters are in this class and it’s anybody’s game when the flag drops over the first 10-lap event.The rich racing pedigree and recent form of Jeremy Ten Pow and as Champion Driver make him the prime target for the three reaming drivers in the group but those in the inner circle know that Justin Ten Pow is no slouch when it comes to wheel-to-wheel action.Then there’s the contention of third generation racer and the son of Ryan Rahaman, Nathan, whose first outing has shown that he has the ability to turn a driver’s slightest mistake into an almost irreversible advantage.Kristian Jeffrey leads the pack.One also cannot count out the lone female in that class Paige Mendonca, the daughter of superbike rider and Cross-Fit contender Carlos Mendonca. Paige, who after just over three months of driving has earned her place among the boys with a cool and calm demeanour known to frustrate the boys.125cc JuniorsMikhil Persaud, John Phang and Elan Rahaman are the youngsters to watch for this one as they are no strangers to the track, spending on average of 15 hours a week burning rubber.In the last outing Persaud picked up two wins for the Champion Driver award with mechanical issues only allowing Phang one win while Elan Rahaman copped a consistent second.This time around, however, bragging rights are at stake.Don’t count out the others either; Gianni Carpenter is pumped ahead of this fixture and having hit rock-bottom on the last outing with mechanical troubles, the youngster has sought the silver lining which posits that the only place to go is atop the podium.Toss in the likes of Rayden Persaud who also has the ability to put down blistering laps and fans can obviously see why this is expected to be one of the more heated events.125cc SeniorsEmma Vieira and Bridget Singh will renew their rivalry in this fixture with Bridget coming out the victor last time around, but there are a few little cogs that could spoil the party; one being Matthew Phang.Anyone who frequents the GT Motorsports facility knows the Phang boys have more laps out there than most of the field combined and while it is rumoured that Matthew can drive the track blindfolded; the ladies won’t let him off that lightly.There are also the unknown quantities of Denzel Hopkinson and Terry Singh, both of whom are known to produce remarkable drives when the need arises and they also could play integral parts in the result this evening.Easy Cup RookieThis is a new addition to the family and while there are six contenders in this class, namely Ralph Persaud, Raymond Baksh, Dhani Narine, Harold Hopkinson, Mahendra Boodhoo and Mark Morgan, the results of this one may very well be dependent on the qualifying that took place late last night.Easy Cup LightStephen ‘Valentino Rossi’ Vieira has made his transition from bikes to karts quite smoothly, proving to be hell for some seasoned racers and he will have the chance to renew his battle with Trinidadian Ravi Singh, the two men sharing the wins equally.The wins were shared equally, with one apiece but this time around, the introduction of Matthew Vieira, Clint Seebarran and Haniff Mohamed will definitely make for a more enterprising contest.Easy Cup heavyShan Seejattan was unstoppable out last time around and while there may have been times his victory was jeopardised, he found a way to make it to that chequered flag first, both times ahead of Rameez Mohammed.Whether he can repeat that feat remains to be seen tonight.Shifter KartThis is possibly the biggest battle that will take place on the evening, with Guyana’s karting czar Kristian Jeffrey expected to be the main target of the touring party.With that said, there are no spring chickens this time around and a real threat lies when he comes face-to-face with his arch nemesis, namesake and Trinidadian Kristian ‘Boodoostig’ Boodoosingh.Steven Vieira and Ravi Singh come neck-and-neck around the bowl during the first Georgetown Grand PrixThe duo have unfinished business from the Caribbean Group four championships across the region during the last two years and while Jeffrey was the victor, those defeats have moulded a fiercer Boodoosingh.Their first order of business, however, will be to overcome those harelike reflexes of Elliot Vieira, whose hand-eye coordination and ultra-tuned launches rival those of international racers. He has consistently been the first man to leave the line once the flag drops and dead defensive line at times means he may be a handful to deal with.The inclusion of Mark Vieira, Carlos Rodrigues, Matthew Phang and Denzel Hopkinson is sure to make a mouthwatering end to a night full of action.last_img read more

NPFL: No Changes as Plateau Utd Stays at the Top

first_img*Rivers Utd versus Katsina United holds today in Port Harcourt With the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) hitting the home-stretch, leaders Plateau United and second placed MFM FC maintained status quo in their match day 33 matches.The Jos team grabbed a 1-1 away draw against Kano Pillars at their Sani Abacha Stadium fortress while the Olukoya boys were also held in a goalless draw with Enyimba at the Agege Stadium.A win for MFM would have taken the church team to 58 points with just one point off Plateau United. They remain on 56 points, three below Plateau. Enyimba is fourth on 51 points. Pillars is seventh on 48 points.Plateau however was at the point of widening the gap in the Sunday clash with the Sai Masu Gida. Ibeh Johnson gave United a surprise 1-0 lead when he scored in the 17th minute. Pillars however equalized in the 52nd minute through Hamza Abba Tiya as both teams shared the spoils.In Ijebu Ode, Akwa United’s title hopes suffered a big set-back as they were beaten 1-0 by Sunshine Stars.The only goal of the game was scored by Ajibola Otegbeye from the penalty spot in the 16th minute.Akwa remains third on the league table on 51 points.El-Kanemi Warriors also suffered a setback in their quest for a continental ticket following their 1-0 away loss to Niger Tornadoes.Tornadoes’ goal was scored by Bolaji Adeyemo in the 77th minute.With the defeat, El-Kanemi dropped to sixth with 49 points.In Ibadan, Shooting Stars gave their fight against relegation a big boost following their 2-1 victory over Gombe United.Musa Usman gave Gombe the lead on 55 minutes before Seun Akinyemi equalised from the penalty spot on 72 minutes.And in the 79th minute, Najeem Olukokun scored the winner which took 3SC to 43 points and 14th on the log.In other match-day 33 fixtures, Remo Stars’ already slim hope of avoiding the drop continued to dwindle as they lost 2-0 away to ABS, Abia Warriors recorded the only away win this weekend as they defeated Lobi Stars 4-2 in Makurdi, while IfeanyiUbah edged visiting Nasarawa United 1-0.Rivers United and Katsina United clash comes up today at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.MATCH-DAY 33MFM 0 – 0 EnyimbaKano Pillars 1 – 1 Plateau UtdSunshine 1 – 0 Akwa Utd3SC 2 – 1 Gombe UtdTornadoes 1 – 0 El-KanemiABS 2 – 0 Remo StarsLobi 2 – 4 Abia WarriorsIfeanyiUbah 1 – 0 NasarawaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Soccer sweeps weekend with 2-1 victories

first_imgFresh off the win, USC returned to McAlister Field to face the Buffaloes Sunday afternoon.  The No. 4 USC women’s soccer team added two more tallies to its win total this weekend with victories over Utah and Colorado at McAlister Field.  The number two was the magic number of the weekend for the Trojans. Two goals were all they needed in each game as they took both contests by a 2-1 score. All 4 goals for USC came in the second halves, USC jumped to No. 2 in the Pac-12 and junior forward Tara McKeown picked up two game-winners.  The Trojans started the weekend by welcoming the Utes Thursday afternoon. Things were quiet at McAlister Field until McKeown put the Trojans ahead in the 74th minute with one of the more impressive goals of the season.  “Ultimately, that second goal came from getting into that width,” McAlpine said. “But really we were playing pretty well, so for us it’s more about putting more shots on frame, and I don’t think we did a great job of that today. We need to be better on that end.” The Trojans didn’t take long out of the second half gate to grab the 1-0 lead, as McKeown found sophomore forward Penelope Hocking in the box. Hocking turned and fired off the right post to put the Trojans ahead in the 48th minute. Once again, the game saw a scoreless first half. A number of opportunities came USC’s way as the Trojans forced Colorado senior goalkeeper Jalen Tompkins to make six saves in the first half.  With one game-winner under her belt on the weekend, McKeown was not finished. Just 64 seconds later, freshman midfielder Savianna Gomez sent a cross through the box, and McKeown headed it in for the lead.  McKeown handled a cross that she flicked over the head of a Utah defender and rocketed into the net, all in the same motion. Junior forward Tara McKeown leaves a Utah defender in the dust during USC’s victory against the Utes at McAlister Field Thursday.  (Edison Liu / Daily Trojan) The Trojans improved to 11-1-1 on the season and 4-1-0 in Pac-12 play. It is the sixth straight season USC has won at least 11 games, a feat they’ve accomplished every year under McAlpine as head coach.  The Trojans’ first opportunity in extra time came in the 100th minute, as McKeown stepped up to seal the deal on a set piece from the outside of the penalty box. center_img As the clock wound down in overtime, USC seemed poised to escape with a 1-0 win, but a late corner kick set up Utah junior defender Alexis Rushlow in the 89th minute for the equalizer. It was the 11th time this season the two have connected for a goal.  Even with a zero on the scoreboard, the Trojans decided to not mix it up in the second half, sticking to the game plan that head coach Keidane McAlpine had laid out.  In the eight games in which the Trojans have allowed goals, seven have included second half scores. As on Thursday, the opposition was able to find the net in the latter 45 against USC.  “Do a little bit more of the same,” McAlpine said. “We had a couple ideas that we gave them in terms of trying to get into that width a little bit more.”  McKeown, who did not have a game-winner until USC took on Arizona Oct. 6, has had one in each of the Trojans’ last three games. “We always work on those with [associate head coach] Jason [Lockhart],” McKeown told USC Athletics. “So I just knew where the wall was set up and where the goalie was, that she probably wasn’t going to be able to get where I was going to kick it in time. So I just shot it, and it went in.” USC finished the game with a 2-1 win and swept the weekend at home against the mountain schools. Still, McAlpine saw room for improvement moving forward. The lead was short-lived, as Colorado scored on its next corner kick to even things up at 1 in the 55th minute. Senior defender Kelsey Aaknes fired the corner toward the goal, and sophomore forward Libby Geraghty’s header knotted it up.  USC will travel north to face Cal  Friday for a 4 p.m. kickoff.last_img read more