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first_imgAs a high school sophomore in Cloquet, Minn., Luke Heine had two conversations that would change the direction of his life. First, as he stood in line at McDonald’s, a friend told him he should look into financial aid in the Ivy League, something he hadn’t even known existed. Then, months later, a fellow weight-lifter in the school gym told him he should prepare for the ACT college-admissions test to increase his odds of acceptance.“I thought that studying for the ACT was cheating, but he said that most people do it, and I studied and raised my scores, and that brought me here,” said Heine ’18. “A lot of kids back home never get this piece of advice. I just got lucky. It was luck that brought me here.”Over the past two years, Heine and classmate Cole Scanlon ’18, who grew up in a low-income family in Coral Gables, Fla., have worked together to develop an admissions guide inspired by their own experiences, launching the nonprofit Fair Opportunity Project in the process.“We want students from all backgrounds to have a fair shot in applying for college,” Heine said.“I was lucky a teacher in high school took me under his wings,” said Scanlon, an economics and applied mathematics concentrator. “There is so much information out there, and many don’t know how to fill out so many complicated forms. A lot of students don’t know how to navigate the process.”The guide includes samples of real college essays, a list of scholarships and financial aid resources, and tips on how to organize applications. The main goal is to level the playing field in college admissions, Heine and Scanlon say. Wealthy students have access to private consultants, while public school students often can’t get enough support from overwhelmed guidance counselors. At Scanlon’s high school, there was only one counselor for the entire senior class.The guide, said Scanlon, both frees up counselors to act as mentors and empowers students.“If a student is having trouble finding scholarships, he or she can go to our website and to our scholarship section and apply to the six scholarships we recommend,” he said. “There are free resources out there and many students are not aware they exist.”The guide includes plenty of concrete tips, such as choosing challenging courses and striving to maintain a high GPA. It also encourages students to create a project, start a business, or launch a nonprofit, ideas aimed at grabbing the attention of admissions deans.,In the first months of the effort, Heine and Scanlon crammed in their dorms, gathering material and editing it, building the site, and sending PDFs of the guide to 57,000 U.S. high schools. They were helped by a group of 20 student volunteers.The positive response to the project has included recognition from Forbes magazine, which last year named Heine and Scanlon to its 30 under 30 in Education. The guide has been posted on more than 60 school websites and downloaded in 35 countries, and the site continues to receive thousands of visitors each month. Versions in Spanish and Mandarin are available. For Heine and Scanlon, the most rewarding part of the project has been the feedback. A counselor from a charter school in Idaho Falls, Idaho, sent an email praising “such a clear and thorough document that students from all backgrounds can have access to and understand.” A counselor in Cameron, N.C., said the guide shows “the admissions process truly from the eyes of a teenager.”Although they’re keeping their options open, Heine and Scanlon are considering working on their project full time after graduation.“Pretty early on, I realized there were inequities in opportunity,” said Scanlon. “We both care about education, equity, opportunities for communities that are left out of the conversations, and doing something about it gets us both fired up.” The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more


first_img– John white, Charlottesville, VAMy friends and I were seated in a circle around a blazing campfire in the woods of West Virginia.  We were busy celebrating the tough 1.1 mile hike endured that day by consuming everything we had labored to bring, including those golden liquids that sloshed so enticingly every step of the 5808-foot journey.A sudden scream then came piercing out of the dark woods, and we were all sober in a second.  I was the only one with any relevant experience in the woods, and I coolly told the huddled man-boys, “Don’t worry guys, it’s just a bobcat.”To be honest, I’d never heard a bobcat scream, but I had been told that it sounded just like a woman in distress. To be honest, I still haven’t heard an actual bobcat scream.Our midsummer’s night party picked back up and we pretended to ignore the shrieks that continued calling for at least another half hour.At one point, I wandered away from the fire to get more wood to burn in sacrifice to Dionysus when the unintelligible cry formed two distinct, decidedly non-bobcat words, “HELP ME!”With scenes of every horror movie I’d ever seen dancing through my head, I dropped the firewood and ran back to the group to tell them that we had to help. Four of us split the three flashlights and dove headfirst into the trees, which had suddenly become hostile and overwhelming. As we followed the sounds of the scream toward its unknown source, we each grew more and more terrified and acted more courageous and confident as a result, sprinting through the forest like mongooses on the hunt. One of my valiant band of brothers-in-flannel didn’t have a flashlight so he loudly ran into several trees head-first. It would have been funny if we weren’t so scared.Since we had no idea if this distressed woman was alone or being tormented by captors, we tried to stay as silent as ninjas until we could see her in our lights. In our minds we were putting to use all the skills gleaned from stealth missions we had played in dozens of video games, justifying at once those decades of digital addiction. Despite our best efforts, she must have heard us, because she started screaming louder and shriller than before. Then our three beams of light converged on her, illuminating her body like some kind of backwater Broadway star.A thirty-something woman, wearing full-body bunny print pajamas, stood in the middle of a trail. You could tell that she’d been crying, and my God her voice must’ve been sore from screaming in vain for thirty minutes. I felt more than a little stupid for ignoring her for so long. When we got closer, one of us said what every knight in shining armor says to the damsel in distress after he dramatically bursts through the door locked tower door—“Hey.”She responded, to paraphrase, “Hey.”Turns out she’d left her tent site at dusk, looking for cell phone reception and got caught in the moonless dark without a light. As we walked her back toward her campsite, you could tell that just having light guiding the way calmed and visibly relaxed her. And then she let out the loudest series of farts I’ve ever heard. They were concussive enough that another party camping on the mountain probably heard them and turned to their fearless leader, who likely told them with collected cool, “Don’t worry guys, it’s just a toad.”last_img read more


first_imgDenver 87, Clippers 81, the morning after:• Emanuel Mudiay, Denver’s rookie point guard, hit two key free throws with 25.5 seconds left for the final margin. It’s still too early to tell if the Lakers did the right thing when they drafted D’Angelo Russell instead of Mudiay, who was 1 for 12 from the field Wednesday and is shooting 34.3 from the field and 27.2 from the 3-point line. Mudiay has a staggering total of 150 turnovers in 43 games, but he had none Wednesday, and his assist-turnover ratio is better than Russell’s. Mudiay also plays nearly three more minutes per game than does Russell, who is shooting 41.7 percent from the floor.• Denver coach Michael Malone described Mudiay’s play as “night and day” from the beginning of the season, but says Mudiay must improve his shooting. “Everybody’s going underneath the screens on him,” Malone said. Mudiay looked more promising than Russell in the summer leagues, but the best assessment is that both Mudiay and Russell and most of the rest of the rookie class belongs in college.• Denver ranks 30th, or last, in the NBA when it comes to blocking shots. So the Clippers, incredibly, launched a franchise-record 46 3-pointers in this loss, hitting 13. Doc Rivers seemed fine with the strategy, since the “right people” were taking the 3s. But J.J. Redick pointed out that the Nuggets were leaving the Clippers open so they could send extra defenders at DeAndre Jordan when he worked the pick-and-rolls with Chris Paul. It worked, with Jordan going 2 for 5. Paul, Redick and J.J. Crawford shot 12 for 27 from the three and the Clippers still got held to 81 points. • It was the Nuggets’ first road win over a likely playoff team since Dec. 3 at Toronto.• Danilo Gallinari is having a quietly productive year for Denver, averaging 19.8 points. The Italian had 16 with eight rebounds and took a crucial charge from Jeff Green in the final half-minute.• “I said before the game we needed to bring our own energy,” said Paul, who was wary of the laid-back atmosphere following the Clippers’ 40-point win over Phoenix on Monday.• Then again, Redick reminded everyone: “The really great teams find a way to win games like this.”• It was generally agreed that the Clippers made it difficult on themselves in the final 2:41 of the second quarter, when Denver went on a 14-0 lead and took a 14-point lead. Kenneth Faried had two offensive rebound buckets in that span and a hook shot. “He was phenomenal tonight, a huge reason why we had the lead at halftime,” Malone said. • Another byproduct of the Clippers’ 3-point habit was their inability to reach the foul line. They had only 14 tries and made eight, and Paul had only two.• Paul Pierce is shooting 11 for 32 in his past five games. Rivers blamed himself for giving Pierce “inconsistent minutes” earlier in the season.• Paul caught an elbow to the forearm and had it wrapped after the game, and has a lingering calf problem, but said everything was fine. • The Nuggets outrebounded the Clippers by 16 in the first half and by 10 for the game, and won the points-in-the-paint battle by a margin of 44-22.• “We played with the right intentions,” Rivers said. “We just missed wide-open shot after wide-open shot. We missed shots and got frustrated, but I really didn’t think it was one of those games where we just didn’t show up to play.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson “We find it very disturbing that Spamhaus labels a site as dangerous without even checking if there is any malware on it. We monitor the wikileaks.info site and we can guarantee that there is no malware on it. We do not know who else is hosted with Heihachi Ltd and it is none of our business. They provide reliable hosting to us. That’s it.”We reached out to WikiLeaks via Twitter and received an email shortly after from someone claiming to be an editor with WikiLeaks and the owner of wikileaks.info. While we can’t confirm their affiliation with WikiLeaks itself, they do appear to be behind the website wikiLeaks.info, which wikileaks.org now redirects to. According to this person, who asked to remain anonymous, they have no control over the wikileaks.org domain name, which was redirected to mirror.wikileaks.info without their knowledge. “With a million page hits a day, my server stopped working,” they wrote, “So in an emergency move, I set up Hosting in Russia to cope with the load.”Our source also told us that they were “only in loose contact” with the wikileaks.org owner and that “it is not Assange.”As SpamHaus notes, the website on mirror.wikileaks.info appears to be an outdated version of the WikiLeaks homepage. We asked why this was and were told that “The mirror is a static copy of the old leaks, like a snapshot of the old pages” and that the site doesn’t have a current mirror “because 2,000 other mirrors do. They are safe enough.”While this still seems odd to us (the process for setting up a mirror of the current WikiLeaks website is clearly explained), there is no immediate evidence that wikileaks.info is serving malware, as suggested by Spamhaus. Guilt by association seems like a minimal amount of evidence for such a strong warning against visiting the out-of-date WikiLeaks mirror. Spamhaus also points out that “there has been no press release about this by Wikileaks and none of the official Wikileaks mirrors sites even recognise the wikileaks.info mirror.” According to our source, wikileaks.info is not listed on the official list of mirrors because it does not host the current releases.So, is this the work of Russian cybercriminals looking to infect your machine with malware? Or was one WikiLeaks mirror turned into a hapless victim of chance and a million daily pageviews? Right now we’re likely to side with the latter. As we’ve spoken with our source, links to WikiLeak’s donation page, among others, have been fixed, so traffic reaching mirror.wikileaks.info is only a short step away from WikiLeaks official site. Why the mirror doesn’t provide a current version, we still haven’t received an answer we fully accept, but right now it looks like a “no harm, no foul” sort of situation.What do you think? Is this the work of some nefarious Web underworld? Or has chance brought one WikiLeaks editor and their website into the limelight? Shortly after WikiLeaks began its release of more than 250,000 diplomatic documents, its domain name service (DNS) provider pulled the plug on its long-time name, WikiLeaks.org. Two days later, the name was re-registered and the other day it was set to redirect users to another site – mirror.wikileaks.info – which hosts an old version of the WikiLeaks homepage. It’s unclear, however, exactly who’s behind it and one Internet security site is saying that the site exists in “a very dangerous ‘neighborhood’” of the Internet and is warning people not to visit it.We have to wonder, though: Does guilt by association warrant a warning against the site? And does WikiLeaks have anything to do with it?According to Internet-security website SpamHaus, “This new web site is hosted in a very dangerous ‘neighborhood’, Webalta’s 92.241.160.0/19 IP address space, a ‘blackhat’ network which Spamhaus believes caters primarily to, or is under the control of, Russian cybercriminals.”WikiLeaks.info offered an immediate response: WikiLeaks Coverage From ReadWriteWeb:Wikileaks Lets Loose “Global Intelligence Files” from Stratfor EmailsWikiLeaks May Move Servers to International Waters to Avoid Shutdown One Year After Cablegate Began, WikiLeaks’ Operations Still HandicappedTwitter, WikiLeaks and the Troubling New Implications For Online Privacy Having Ended the Iraq War, Wikileaks Runs Out of MoneyDid Google Hand a Wikileaks Volunteer’s Gmail Data to the U.S. Government? [Updated]Weekly Wrap-up: Wikileaks, Google Plus, Facebook and More…Wikileaks Takes Down the Head of Al Jazeera Tags:#Features#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more


first_imgThe first autonomous car race, named Roborace, occurred this weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a prelude to the Formula E championship. Two self-driving racecars took to the track, but sadly one crashed before the race ended.The Devbot electric vehicle misjudged a corner while travelling at over 150km/h, faster than most self-driving car tests carried out by Google, Tesla, and other automakers.See Also: Ford to skip Level 3 autonomy to keep sleepy drivers happy“One of the cars was trying to perform a manoeuvre, and it went really full-throttle and took the corner quite sharply and caught the edge of the barrier,” Roborace’s chief marketing officer Justin Cooke told the BBC.“It’s actually fantastic for us because the more we see these moments the more we are able to learn and understand what was the thinking behind the computer and its data.”Speeding past the wreckageThe other self-driving vehicle was able to complete the course, reaching a top speed of 186km/h (116mph) and turning a few difficult corners without issue.Roborace was created in part to promote the idea of self-driving to a new audience, but also to test artificial intelligence and autonomous systems at high speed. This data may be shared in the future with other automakers.The next race, which will include ten cars, takes different AI concepts and pits teams against one another. Some Formula 1 fanatics have criticized the competition, saying it removes the human element from car racing. Others have said it opens the competition to more customization and lets engineers take the forefront. David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts center_img Tags:#autonomous cars#driverless#featured#Formula 1#Formula E#Roborace#Self-Driving#top For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more


first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers After title win, Eustaquio eyes unification clash with Moraes Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Alaska’s always been family first, I will never get in the way of somebody taking care of something important with their family,” said Saturday.“I’ve spoken to some of you about him missing some practices but our rule is if there’s something going on with your family, it’s an emergency, you don’t even need to call me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAbueva, who missed four straight practices with the club, was in game gear before the Aces took on the Elite but spoke lengthily with Compton before tip-off.Compton then allowed Abueva to leave to take care of the family issue. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We’re a family-first franchise, it’s one of the things that makes me proud to be part of Alaska,” said Compton as his team won 88-84. “We obviously missed Calvin but the other guys stepped up in his absence and we’re just praying for him.”RELATED VIDEO Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alaska Aces. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska head coach Alex Compton said the Aces are in full support of Calvin Abueva, who has been dealing with family problems, even if it means he could miss practices.The star forward left Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday even before Alaska’s game against Blackwater started, but Compton cleared that his departure wasn’t a disciplinary action.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more


first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles They started doing that after halftime, but the Blazers answered time after time, getting 15 points from Hood, 11 from Al-Farouq Aminu and 10 from Zach Collins.BANGED UPDenver sparkplug forward Torrey Craig’s nose was bloodied after he was knocked down and slammed into teammate Monte Morris’ foot early in the second quarter. Moments after Craig hobbled off, leaving a trail of blood, Maurice Harkless rolled his right ankle and also left the game.Harkless didn’t return but Craig came back in the second half.Jamal Murray spent part of the fourth quarter on the stationary bike trying to loosen up his tight right thigh. He missed 12 of 18 shots.Craig, whose insertion into the starting lineup turned around the Nuggets’ first-round series against San Antonio, returned with a face mask with 3 minutes left in the third quarter. He immediately grabbed a rebound and his 3-pointer with a minute left in the quarter was Denver’s first since 1:11 of the first quarter.“I think Torrey Craig is the unsung hero of the game,” Malone said. “He’s got some (guts). He’s got some toughness.”SCUFFLEJokic pushed Kanter, who slammed into Craig with 43.5 seconds left on a made free throw. Murray took exception to Kanter staring down the fallen Craig and a scuffle ensued at midcourt. The two were assessed a double technical.BOW TIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is pulled away from a scrum by guard CJ McCollum (3) as guard Damian Lillard, right, watches during the second half of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Denver. Portland won 97-90. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — After giving up 39 points to Damian Lillard in the opener, the Denver Nuggets were determined to make sure Portland’s role players would have to bear the burden of evening up the series.His teammates were up to the task on a night that Lillard, who came in averaging 34.8 points in the playoffs, was held to 14 points on 5-of-17 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT CJ McCollum led six Trail Blazers in double figures with 20 points in a 97-90 victory at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night that evened their series 1-1.“It’s very important,” said Enes Kanter, who chipped in 15 points for Portland. “Teams can’t guard him with one man. They were sending double-teams, triple-teams. That’s when I said, ‘He’s making himself better, but at the same time he’s making everybody else better around him.’ He was passing the ball, really active on defense. He’s been unbelievable, man.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe series shifts to Portland for Game 3 Friday night, and Lillard’s hoping a return to the Moda Center will help him find his long-range rhythm after he misfired on 14 of 19 3-pointers in Denver.The Nuggets trimmed a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to 95-90 in the final minute thanks to an astonishing 14 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter and a 19-9 run before Rodney Hood’s two free throws with 17 seconds left iced it. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Stotts and his assistants rocked bow ties Wednesday night in honor of Jon Yim, the team’s video coordinator and player development coach who was seriously injured in an auto accident last week that left him hospitalized with a broken leg and collapsed lung.“That was dope,” Harkless said. “I thought it was pretty cool. They all took a picture before the game in the locker room, probably send it to him. That’s a cool gesture. We all wish he was here. We’re all praying for him. We feel him. He’s a big part of our team still. We’ll see him when we get home.”TIP-INS:Portland: Harkless and Aminu combined for 10 points in the first quarter after being held to a combined four points in Game 1.Denver: Will Barton sank two foul shots with 8:19 left in the fourth quarter after an odd sequence in which the Jokic missed a jumper and the Nuggets missed five put-backs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Olympic runner Caster Semenya loses fight over testosterone rules View comments MOST READ “The good news is they had all of those offensive rebounds but they didn’t convert a lot,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said. “They were 8 for 24 on second-chance points. We were fortunate we came away not hurt as badly as we could have been on the offensive boards.”Nikola Jokic had 16 points and 14 boards but got off to a slow start and wasn’t nearly the take-control force he was in Game 1, when he scored 37 points.“The last quarter we missed a lot of put-backs, but 23 offensive rebounds is a big number,” Jokic said. “The first half we had open shots but we didn’t make any of those.”With Jokic taking — and missing — just one shot in the first quarter and scoring six points in the first half, the Nuggets trailed 50-35 at halftime after the franchise’s worst quarter ever at home in the playoffs, one in which they made just 5 of 23 shots and missed all 10 of their 3-pointers.Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he admonished his team at halftime, “‘if you’re not making shots, maybe attack the basket, maybe get to the foul line, maybe get to the rim.’”ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgChennai: Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Thursday urged people to join a nation-wide campaign against single-use plastic and shun its use on a war footing beginning October 2. A “clarion call” the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave during his speech on Independence Day, Gowda said, must be taken seriously along the same lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign. Modi had urged citizens to take up a movement against plastic from October 2 (Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary). “…All organisations, offices, institutions,ministers, officers should take the initiative on a war footing to protect our environment,” Gowda said after inaugurating a boys hostel at the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology here. The Chemicals and Fertiliser minister also said Tamil Nadu has been considered “one of the top priorities of the central government. Whatever demands come from the state, would be possibly responded (to) by the centre in all areas of concern,” he said. The minister said a technology centre would be established on the CIPET Chennai campus at a cost of Rs 88.25 crore besides Rs 4.35 crores allocated for machinery. Just like other states, Gowda said Tamil Nadu should flourish and be one of the fastest growing states in the country. On August 15, PM Modi urged people to shun single-use plastic and encouraged use of jute and cloth bags to protect the environment. On World Environment Day last year, the government had announced its intention to phase out single-use plastic like straws and cups by 2022.last_img read more


Who said U.S. Olympic boxing was dead? Not Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old from Flint, Mich. who provided the Americans their only gold medal of the London Games.Shields, an unknown before the Olympics, capped off a remarkable journey by winning the middleweight gold in outpointing Russian Nadezda Torlopova, 19-12.Shields became the first U.S. gold medalist in boxing since Andre Ward took the light heavyweight prize in the 2004 Games. The London Games are the first to host women boxing and the first time at an Olympics, the U.S. men’s team failed to win a single medal.Shields started slowly in the first round, but warmed up with a few late exchanges that helped her find her striking range. The Excel Arena crowd chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” for about 15 seconds midway through the two-minute round, which was scored a 3-3 tie.In the second round, the pace stayed the same until 48 seconds remained, when the referee stopped the bout to have the Russian’s shoelace retied. When the break ended, Shields charged after her opponent and started landing a series of blows. Shields won the round, 7-4.In the third round, Shields again started as the aggressor. But both fighters tried to land long punches. In the final minute, Shields nailed Torlopova with a good exchange in a corner. The round ended with more “U-S-A!” chants. Shields won it, 5-3.That gave her a 15-10 lead heading into the final round.In that round, Shields held back at the start, for the first time not charging after the Russian. For 30 seconds, neither fighter attempted more than a punch or two. Shields, obviously, knew she was ahead and wasn’t taking chances.In the final 30 seconds, the Russian tried to press the action and Shields battled her evenly. The round was scored 4-2 for Shields, whose excitement could not be contained. And who could blame her? read more