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I’m always looking for cheap shares to add to my portfolio, and it seems as if easyJet might qualify.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…However, this share price doesn’t tell us much about its underlying performance. Just because a stock price is lower today than 12 months ago, it doesn’t suggest the stock is cheap or worth buying. In fact, it tells us almost nothing. A closer look at the easyJet share priceTo understand if a business is really undervalued, I always start by reviewing its financials. And easyJet’s have deteriorated significantly over the past 12 months. The airline’s latest trading update reported a 88% slump in quarterly revenues as passenger numbers collapsed 87%.To try and stem the bleeding, management has been aggressively cutting costs. Nevertheless, even after these actions, the company says it would burn through £40m a week if its fleet were fully grounded. With revenues down by nearly 90%, it looks to me as if it’s already close to this position.Losing such a massive weekly amount clearly makes the business a risky proposition. These numbers also imply the easyJet share price is worth significantly less today than it was this time last year.Indeed, 12 months ago, the airline had just reported £350m worth of net income for 2019. The group also chalked up net cash generation of £761m for its 2019 financial year, which works out at around £63m a week, according to my calculations.These figures are only a rough estimate, but I think they illustrate just how much impact the pandemic has had on the low-cost airline. The business faces a tremendous challenge and uphill struggle to return to growth. Growth opportunityStill, despite the challenges the airline’s facing, it’s not a lost cause. The group has plenty of liquidity to weather the storm, at least for the next 12 months. As the vaccine rollout continues, consumer confidence to should start to improve and travel restrictions may be lifted. This could help the company return to growth.And if the airline can return to 2019 levels of profitability, the easyJet share price looks cheap. The company reported earnings per share of 88p in 2019. A similar performance today would put the stock on a current forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8. That’s compared to the stock’s long-term average, which sits in the mid-teens, far over the above estimate. City analysts are forecasting the recovery to start in 2021 with further growth in 2022. Based on current analysts’ expectations, the stock is trading at a forward P/E of 13. That still looks cheap to me considering the price the market has historically been willing to pay for the stock. While these projections don’t guarantee the company’s future performance, I think they show the potential for the easyJet share price. If the group can overcome the pandemic, the stock may be a good investment for me, but its recovery is still too far away for now. Is the easyJet share price too cheap at current levels? Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: EZJ Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.
10 candidates in running to be Bishop of Polynesia Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Oct 12, 2018 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion News Service] A former Olympic sprinter is among 10 candidates in the running to be the next Bishop of Polynesia. The holder of the diocesan post will also become one of three primates and archbishops of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The slate of candidates includes two women, a cathedral dean, three senior educators, a vicar-general and three bishops. An electoral college will convene in Suva on Oct. 26 and 27 to conduct the vote.Read the full article here. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit an Event Listing
Architects: taO Arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil Projects Text description provided by the architects. The site where the house is located has privileged views of the Paranoá Lake.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineThe bedrooms and social leisure spaces are oriented to the west.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe big roof, besides conferring elegance and lightness, combines various scales within the building and creates a dialogue with the large green areas around. This way, the subtle relationship of the individual to the collective, private and public, is confirmed.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe services and the circulation face west and are enriched by a white aluminum lattice which enhances the finesse of the project.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessOrandajima House Community Centre / Martin van der Linden + Ayumu Ota + Yuko KawakitaSelected ProjectsBOX 298 Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos AssociadosSelected Projects Share João Ferreira House / taO Arquitetura Save this picture!© Joana França+ 16 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Brasília, Brazil Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538069/joao-ferreira-house-tao-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” João Ferreira House / taO ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveJoão Ferreira House / taO Arquitetura Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538069/joao-ferreira-house-tao-arquitetura Clipboard 2006 CopyAbout this officeTao ArquiteturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaBrazilPublished on August 22, 2014Cite: “João Ferreira House / taO Arquitetura” [Residência João Ferreira / taO Arquitetura] 22 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Lorena Darquea Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882041/g-08-house-saul-lara Clipboard 2017 Photographs Architects: Saúl Lara Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lorena Darquea+ 29 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/882041/g-08-house-saul-lara Clipboard G-08 House / Saúl LaraSave this projectSaveG-08 House / Saúl Lara Houses “COPY” G-08 House / Saúl Lara Year: Area: 480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mexico CopyHouses•Zapopan, Mexico CopyAbout this officeSaúl LaraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanMexicoPublished on October 23, 2017Cite: “G-08 House / Saúl Lara” [Casa G-08 / Saúl Lara] 23 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Tom Kessler+ 18Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs: Tom Kessler Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Investwood, Corian® Design, Stonepeak Ceramics, Du Pont, NFP, iTi GlassSave this picture!© Tom KesslerRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located directly south of Omaha’s downtown within a historically noted neighborhood is a private residence. This pushed the design not to be seen as contemporaneous with the surrounding historical buildings, but rather distinguish itself as a new prototype for residential construction in the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Tom KesslerSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Tom KesslerThe design intent is to utilize the location, within its historical context, and create a new outlook on the city with a modern, minimalist approach. The building’s exterior is comprised of cement board and cedar siding, while the interior details remain simple to reflect a contemporary lifestyle.Save this picture!© Tom KesslerSave this picture!Section PerspectiveThe building is organized into three sections. The north section contains the master bedroom spaces, the living room, and the kitchen. The south section contains two additional bedrooms, as well as a three-car garage. In between these sections a vertical volume arises to link the house together. The link holds a staircase that rises to a roof extrusion and patio space.Save this picture!© Tom KesslerProject gallerySee allShow lessA5 House / Raz Melamed architectsSelected ProjectsM2 Tourist Port at Bai Lianjing / TJAD Original Design StudioSelected Projects Share Yin Residence / TACK architects Houses Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902405/yin-residence-tack-architects Clipboard “COPY” Architects: TACK architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902405/yin-residence-tack-architects Clipboard Photographs Yin Residence / TACK architectsSave this projectSaveYin Residence / TACK architects United States 2016 “COPY” CopyHouses•Omaha, United States Projects Area: 4700 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTACK architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOmahaUnited StatesPublished on March 29, 2019Cite: “Yin Residence / TACK architects” 28 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
October 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another day of violence against journalists covering protests Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom GreeceEurope – Central Asia News The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened Organisation (Pictures: Pascualino Serinelli) Help by sharing this information News News April 29, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the fact that, although clearly identified, many journalists were attacked by police officers while covering yesterday’s anti-austerity protests and strikes in Athens. “From one demonstration to the next, police violence against journalists seems to be becoming an inescapable part of the Greek crisis,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Yesterday’s incidents unfortunately show that nothing has improved since we issued an alarm. Will there have to be fatalities before the authorities end the impunity enjoyed by those responsible for these violent and often deliberate attacks?”An AFP photographer who did not want to be named had a tooth broken by a police riot shield that was deliberately rammed into her face. Greek photographer Tatiana Bolari told the local TV station Mega that she was punched in the face and insulted. Pascualino Serinelli, a freelance photographer working for Italian and Spanish media, received baton blows to his legs. Tear-gas was also fired at him at close range and his camera was snatched.Jérôme Wesselver, a cameraman working for the Capa agency, had his camera damaged by riot shields. Several other reporters and photographers also reported being hit deliberately by police batons and riot shield.A court is due tomorrow to begin hearing the lawsuit that the photographer Manolis Kypraios has brought against the state because he has completely lost his hearing as a result of the blast of a stun grenade that a police officer threw at him in an alley on 15 June although he identified himself and showed his press card. Now permanently handicapped, Kypraios cannot work and has no income. Reporters Without Borders hopes the lawsuit will encourage the authorities to appreciate the scale of the violence against journalists and take determined action to end the impunity for those responsible. Reporters Without Borders issued a report about the deterioration in media freedom in Greece on 14 September. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU to go further GreeceEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on Greece News February 2, 2021 Find out more
ColumnsPulling The Right To Fatherhood Out Of Oblivion: An Overview Of Paternity Leave In India Ayushi Kushwaha14 Aug 2020 6:50 AMShare This – xThe traditional notions which have been characterising the dynamics of a family do not avail much support in the 21st century. Heavy intervention of work-related responsibilities in familial dimension has mandated transformation in the way we perceive the needs of a family in the contemporary world. Ages have gone by with women being considered as the primary caretakers of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe traditional notions which have been characterising the dynamics of a family do not avail much support in the 21st century. Heavy intervention of work-related responsibilities in familial dimension has mandated transformation in the way we perceive the needs of a family in the contemporary world. Ages have gone by with women being considered as the primary caretakers of children, and still these notions seem to persist despite lingering resistance from progressive societies. A parochial image is drawn of women, whose primary purpose in a marital setting is, inter alia¸ to ensure positive upbringing of their children. Today, such imposition, of course, invites a barrage of criticism that the said understanding of women undermines their abilities to engage in activities beyond the domestic circle. True as that is, amid the loudness of these debates, we tend to forget the role of fathers in child development. There remains an unhealthy notion that men are primary breadwinners, and that their role is ancillary to that of women’s in the upbringing of children. It is this very notion that stands in blatant violation of a man’s right to parenthood and secludes the participation of fathers in the process of child development. What fans these sentiments is the extension of these beliefs beyond households and within workplaces. PATERNITY LEAVE AND THE ISSUES The Emotional Dimension Enabling greater participation of fathers is imperative for child development and offers the much-needed partner support that allows mothers to undertake decision-making in a better manner. The essence has been aptly summarised in Maternity and Paternity at Work Report 2014 published under the aegis of International Labour Organization that upholds the relevance of involving fathers in childcare and ensuring that they are as active as parents as mothers are. The Societal Dimension Lately, countries have taken up the issue of paternity leave as a key matter in national policy, and trends show that a significant number of countries have either laid down a general policy on paternity leave or come forth with a statutorily mandated paternity leave. However, state intervention in this matter does not put to rest the tussle with the prejudice which marks societies and workplaces, as paternity leave may experience scepticism since it is understood as something that challenges the notions of masculinity. There are, still, other factors that need to be taken into account. The Economic Dimension The concepts of “paid” and “unpaid” paternity leave affect the attitudinal patterns of fathers taking up the leave. In many jurisdictions, there are provisions for unpaid paternity leave, but the unpaid feature disincentivises men from taking their leaves because while fathers are essential for child development, economic factors are heavily attributable to the quality of child development. In a survey conducted in the US in 2012, there are about three out of ten individuals who did not get paid paternal leave causing them to cut-short their leave. The Women Labour Dimension Lack of paternity leave affects the working potential of women as well. There remains fewer literature on the effects of lack of paternity leave on women labour force. As men are not given or given inadequate paternity leaves, women are forced to drop out from jobs to cater to the needs of family in the postnatal period. In a large-scale study conducted in 30 OECD countries, paternal leave policies were assessed and it was found that the lack of paid paternity leaves affect women employment rates. Countries with no or insufficient paid paternity leave were found to have more dropout rates of women employees. INDIA & PATERNITY LEAVE India is one of those countries with no national policy on Paternity leave. The societal, economic and workplace-related factors contribute to the lack of such policy on a matter as important as maternity leave. However, and quite fortunately, there has been a significant rise in independent efforts of governmental offices and private firms in the introduction of paternity leave for their employees. The Swedish powerhouse IKEA, for example, which has recently started its operations in India, provides for a six-month parental leave for all its employees. Deutsche Bank joined the bandwagon in 2016 when it had introduced a six-month childcare leave to its male employees. Microsoft India, too, has increased the duration of paternity leave from two to six weeks. Tata Steel also maintains a ten-day paternity leave scheme for its employees. Mercer India, a consulting firm, reports that big firms in India have been more engaged in securing the right of parenthood to their male employees than firms in more developed countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and Ireland. It is to be noted that big firms have been especially responsible for the spike in the provision of qualitative paternity leave. In the government sector, there are provisions on paternity leave, though the coverage and duration have not been as extensive as that of those offered by firms and have varied immensely. For example, the All India and Central Civil Services Rules allow Central government employees 15 days of paid paternity leave. In 2018, the Haryana Government decided to provide fifteen-day paternity leave. It has also been reported that the West Bengal government is mulling over an extension of paternity leave to forty-five days from thirty. As per the Memorandum of the Finance Department of the West Bengal Government, the said leave will be paid and can be availed during childbirth and up to the age of 18 years of the child. Other state governments have introduced their own policies on paternity leave. Lack of a National Policy and the Ground Reality The picture painted above looks rosy, but it is not. Despite the initiatives taken up by the private and governmental sectors, the lack of a national policy on paternity leave allows non-uniformity in the application of paternity leave. Considering the lack of uniformity in application, a Paternity Benefit Bill has been proposed which envisages availing of paternity leave up to a period of three months. The Bill has been hailed as a progressive step, but is marked by issues which need to be resolved to ensure that fathers actually take up the leave. Moreover, the story of reduced take up of paternity leave does not end up with lack of a national policy. There are society-grown and workplace-grown factors that contribute to the attitudes of male employees. Even as the media has gone virtual and world-encompassing, male employees are not aware of existing paternity leave policies (if any) in their organisations. Those who are aware seem to not avail these leaves because of economic factors, especially those who come from low-income families. Moreover, despite all the campaigning about gender equality, the traditional notions of men being the primary breadwinner come in way of them availing paternity leave benefits. The effect of the same has been felt in a number of survey results and studies conducted throughout the country. The Legal Dimension Under the Constitution, Indian citizens are guaranteed certain fundamental rights that ensure that their existence is beyond ‘animal’ existence, and that they are able to effectively enforce these rights in their public and private affairs. The right to fatherhood may have not been explicitly mentioned as a fundamental right, but considering the ongoing discourse on paternity leave and how the right to fatherhood amounts to a human right, one cannot easily deny the relevance of fatherhood in the exercise of right to life under Article 21. In 2016, the Uttarakhand High Court explicitly mentioned that irrespective of whether a male employee is employed on a regular or temporary basis, he is entitled to paternity or childcare leave. These leaves contribute to childcare and motherhood under Article 21 to be read in conjunction with Article 42. The ruling upholds the right to fatherhood as a fundamental right of fathers, and paternity leave as an effective instrument in the hands of fathers to ensure their contribution to the development of their children. The legal system cannot treat paternal responsibilities towards a child as less important as that of maternal responsibilities. Both are essential for the overall development of the child, and any discrimination between the two may be hit under Article 14. Paternity leave is not just an Indian problem; it is the problem of the world which is still plagued by gender-centric stereotypes. Men, seen as the primary breadwinners and secondary caregivers, are often denied their right to equally participate in the development of their child. Their involvement in a domestic responsibility—understood to be solely a woman’s—becomes a subject of speculation on their manhood. Moreover, where men are extended offers to take up leaves, they hesitate because of the low economic incentives provided in the schemes, which invariably affect the financial stability of household, especially if they are the only sources of income in the house. A national policy may not be the final solution, but surely can engineering the societal perspectives in a positive direction. There will, however, be many issues to deliberated upon before a national policy rolls in operation because the impact is felt not only by fathers and their family but also the organizations extending these leaves. Of course, what remains unchallenged is that lack of paternity leaves is tantamount to denial of parenthood to fathers. It is not the question of whether we can implement a national paternity leave policy. We are part of a changing era where rights are given but acknowledge. Hence, the right question is when we shall implement a national paternity leave policy—because the right already exists, and the only thing remains is its realization. Views are personal only.(The Author is an Asst. Professor of Law, in Amity University, Lucknow)  “Maternity and Paternity at Work” (ILO)
iStock(YONKERS, N.Y.) — LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Yonkers, New York, is commemorating this year’s historic Pride celebration piece by piece.LEGOLAND is marking the 50th anniversary Stonewall uprising with an installation of “The World’s Tiniest Pride Parade,” to commemorate the birth of the modern LGBT movement in 1969.LEGOLAND’s Pride parade condenses the flair of New York’s own Pride parade, complete with colorful characters celebrating in the streets, craftily designed floats and plenty of rainbows.“Our model builder worked hard to complete the smallest Pride parade after 25 hours of conceptualization, sketching, virtually building and constructing,” Nicholas Hurst, sales and marketing executive at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, told GMA.This Pride parade built out of LEGO bricks is accompanied by a Stonewall semi-centennial mosaic, which can also be seen in the center’s MINILAND display — a LEGO cityscape that gives everyone a one-of-a-kind view of the New York City skyline.A Pride float made of LEGOs is shown in this undated photo.“We wanted to share this enthusiastic spirit of togetherness in our MINILAND, made out of over 1.5 million LEGO bricks,” Hurst said.The Pride parade installation will be open for the rest of June.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
March 8, 2021 /Sports News – Local Pepperdine faces BYU in WCC finals Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP)-Pepperdine (12-11, 8-6) vs. No. 2 seed Brigham Young (19-5, 10-3)West Coast Conference Tourney Championship, Orleans Arena, Paradise, Nevada; Monday, 10 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Pepperdine is set to face off against Brigham Young in the Championship of the WCC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Jan. 27, when the Waves shot 42.4 percent from the field en route to a 76-73 victory.PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Each team has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Alex Barcello, Brandon Averette and Matt Haarms have combined to account for 47 percent of Brigham Young’s scoring this season and 50 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Pepperdine, Colbey Ross, Kessler Edwards and Jade’ Smith have combined to score 56 percent of the team’s points this season, including 59 percent of all Waves points over their last five.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Ross has accounted for 63 percent of all Pepperdine field goals over the last three games. Ross has 21 field goals and 28 assists in those games.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Cougars have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Waves. Brigham Young has an assist on 52 of 84 field goals (61.9 percent) over its past three games while Pepperdine has assists on 42 of 78 field goals (53.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Brigham Young is rated second among WCC teams with an average of 78.6 points per game. Brad James