Vice President Kamala Harris takes jab at husband on Twitter for picking NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeds

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51job Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings of RMB6.16 per share

51job Inc. (JOBS) released earnings for its fourth quarter that climbed from last year.

The company’s bottom line totaled RMB342.05 million, or RMB5.01 per share. This compares with RMB249.55 million, or RMB3.67 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Excluding items, 51job Inc. reported adjusted earnings of RMB420.10 million or RMB6.16 per share for the period.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 1.8% to RMB1.16 billion from RMB1.14 billion last year.

51job Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): RMB420.10 Mln. vs. RMB430.07 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): RMB6.16 vs. RMB6.33 last year.
-Revenue (Q4): RMB1.16 Bln vs. RMB1.14 Bln last year.

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FDA Seeks Information About Cos’ Social Media Marketing Of E-Cigarette Brands

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent requests to four e-cigarette companies asking for information about their social media marketing practices.

On March 17, FDA issued letters to four companies requesting information about their use of social media marketing and influencer marketing related to their electronic nicotine delivery system brands: Aspire, Joyetech, Vaporesso, and Voopoo.

“E-cigarettes should never be marketed to, sold to or used by kids, and it’s critical that we continue to take aggressive steps to address the youth use of these products. This includes taking a hard look at the social media marketing practices of some popular e-cigarette companies,” said Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.

FDA says the four companies all have large followings on social media, and they don’t use age restriction tools on those platforms.

The companies have 60 days to respond to the agency.

According to FDA, several e-cigarette companies are marketing through brand ambassadors and “influencers”, or people with large social media followings, to promote products.

NCAA acknowledges ‘disrespectful’ differences in amenities at men’s and women’s tournaments

The NCAA acknowledged the discrepancy in amenities between the men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday after images posted to social media drew significant backlash. 

Pictures surfaced Thursday showing the stark differences in gifts that were presented to women's basketball players compared to men's. Stanford sports performance coach Ali Kershner posted photos of the facilities inside the Indianapolis bubble compared to the San Antonio bubble.

WNBA star Sabrina Ionescu, last year's national player of the year in NCAA women's basketball, fumed over a poor display in the weight room, tweeting: "Women’s @NCAA bubble weight room vs Men’s weight room… thought this was a joke. WTF is this?!? To all the women playing in the @marchmadness tournament, keep grinding!"

The picture showed the plentiful options in an Indianapolis weight room compared to a small rack of dumbbells in San Antonio.

A'ja Wilson, who plays for the Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA, tweeted the "weight room situation is beyond disrespectful."

Contributing: The Indianapolis Star

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Drake stormed back from a double-digit, second-half deficit to knock off Wichita State, 53-52, Thursday in a First Four thriller between two No. 11 seeds at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. 

In dispatching the Shockers, the Bulldogs position themselves to be a Cinderella in this NCAA Tournament. Drake was a bubble team that was one of the last four teams to squeeze into the field of 68. The win came one day after coach Darian DeVries was signed to an eight-year contract extension.

Wichita State's Dexter Dennis made it a one-point game off a steal and pull-up three-pointer with 8.1 seconds remaining. Joseph Yesufu, who drove Drake's charge offensively with 21 points, missed a free throw with six seconds left to leave the door open for a Wichita State buzzer-beater. But Alterique Gilbert missed a potential game-winning three-pointer as time ran out. 

Vice President Kamala Harris takes jab at husband on Twitter for picking NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeds

Vice President Kamala Harris took a light jab at her husband, Doug Emhoff, on Thursday when he shared his brackets for the men's and women's NCAA tournaments on Twitter. 

Emhoff picked Gonzaga, the No. 1 overall seed in March Madness, to win the men's tournament over No. 2 seed Houston in the national championship game. And he picked No. 1 seed Stanford over No. 1 seed Connecticut in the women's bracket. 

"So you went with #1 seeds," Harris tweeted. "I thought you were a fan of #2s!"

Harris was referencing herself as the No. 2 to President Joe Biden. Emhoff also goes by the "second gentleman." 

Former President Barack Obama shared his men's and women's brackets earlier in the day, picking Gonzaga to win on the men's side and Baylor on the women's side. 

Follow college basketball reporter Scott Gleeson on Twitter @ScottMGleeson.