TYLER BAZE, ALL OUT BLITZ, SECOND: “He felt good going around there, I just wanted to make sure I got a jump on the closers. He (Cistron) was rolling and I was cruising. So when he went I thought I’d go with him, but he just pulled away.TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, CISTRON, WINNER: “This horse ran well on the dirt as a 3-year-old. He actually won a stake going a mile and a sixteenth ($150,000 Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn Park on April 15, 2017). He’s been (running) on grass but trains well on dirt. I expected him to be in front. When we saw this race was coming up a little light and there wasn’t that much speed, we decided to supplement. It’s been great, Hronis racing is as good a brand as you’ll see in racing, the safety and welfare of the horses is paramount with them. We start from there when we go out and look for horses and hopefully we keep developing a lot of (them).“Gift Box worked sensational this morning he’ll be pointing toward the Gold Cup here in May, Catapult looks beautiful we are pointing toward the Shoemaker Mile in May, Nolo Contesto, we will probably drop him back to the Affirmed stakes here in June, so we have a lot of nice stock and were just going roll them out periodically.”OWNER QUOTESKOSTA HRONIS, PART OWNER, CISTRON: “He always works nice on the dirt and he seems to like this track. He’s a pretty versatile horse. I guess not having the hill available (hillside turf course) made it an easy choice to put him back on dirt. It seems to be his distance. If he gets a nice easy lead he’s usually pretty tough . . . It’s good to have Victor (Espinoza) back on board. He works well with John. They’re a good team.”NOTES: The winning owners are Kosta and Peter Hronis, Hronis Racing, LLC.Hronis Racing’s Cistron and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO JOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, CISTRON, WINNER: “The important thing for me and the horse today was that he broke running. He was able to take control right away and at the sixteenth pole, I said ‘Where is everybody?’ He ran great all the way to the wire, John is an awesome trainer, he really got this horse ready for this race and he made my job a lot easier. It is the best feeling ever to be back and ride amazing horses and win amazing races, I’m just blessed to be here.”
Leicester and Manchester City beat Newcastle on New Yr’s Day on Wednesday (0-3) and Everton (2-1), on a 21st Premier League match that can shut the Liverpool chief on Thursday, whereas Chelsea and Tottenham began with dangerous foot in 2020 and Arsenal discovered religion on the expense of Manchester United (2-0).The ‘Foxes’ proceed forward within the chase in opposition to Liverpool, who with two fewer video games nonetheless has 10 factors of hire over the second. Leicester corrected the tight Christmas calendar with the second victory in a row, punishing the errors of the Newcastle ball out. The Spanish Ayoze Pérez and the missiles of Maddison and Choudhury took the three factors of St James’ Park.As well as, Manchester City didn’t fail earlier than an Everton in full resurrection by the hands of Carlo Ancelotti, to proceed third, to some extent of the second. Pep Guardiola once more discover tempo of outcomes, regardless of the issues in protection, once more becoming to depart some suspense to the ultimate stretch of the Etihad. Photograph: Reuters The locals dominated however the targets didn’t arrive till the second half, a double of high quality of Gabriel Jesus, to achieve confidence within the face of 2020. A purpose error Claudio Bravo allowed Richarlison 2-1 and opened a give and take within the that the Brazilian had the triplet, however the Everton was additionally ready to get oil.As well as, the Christmas marathon of English soccer left on the primary day of the brand new 12 months the tie (1-1) of Chelsea in Brighton, as a result of of a purpose by Jahanbakhsh Chilean in 84 ‘. Azpilicueta had superior the Londoners at 10 minutes. Chelsea nonetheless manages a five-point mattress within the High Four thanks to the remaining of the outcomes that got here later.Within the struggle for that Champions space, Manchester United was fifth (31 factors) and sixth Tottenham (30). The ‘crimson devils’ suffered the step in entrance of an Arsenal that might stay a turning level to raise their season with Arteta on the bench. The ‘gunners’ made Emirates get pleasure from a terrific first half and with the targets of Pepe and Sokratis.After the break, a United with out Pogba due to damage remained void in offensive duties and the primary triumph of the Spanish coach who was a ‘gunner’ participant from 2011 to 2016 was not at risk. Arsenal cuts however stays removed from the European zone. As well as, Mourinho’s Tottenham fell with a lonely purpose from Danny Ings, the place as well as to the dangerous picture, they lamented Harry Kane’s damage.In the meantime, the return of David Moyes to West Ham resulted in a win and win over Bournemouth (4-0), Watford slowed (2-1) to Wolverhampton and Aston Villa got here off the descent with a 1-2 over Burnley .– RESULTS AND CONFERENCE PROGRAM 21.-Wednesday 1.Brighton – Chelsea 1-1.Burnley – Aston Villa 1-2.Newcastle – Leicester City0-3.Southampton – Tottenham1-0.Watford – Wolverhampton2-1.Manchester City – Everton 2-1.Norwich – Crystal Palace 1-1.West Ham – Bournemouth 4-0.Arsenal – Manchester United 2-0.-Thursday 2.Liverpool – Sheffield United. The gunners received the duel in opposition to Manchester United 2-0’Foxes’ and ‘sky blues’ minimize whereas ready for LiverpoolThe first huge pricks got here in Tottenham and Chelsea
“In such a time of social crisis, solutions must be found with everyone’s contribution. Most soccer players outside the major leagues have incomes below or below average and would be seriously affected by declining wages. “FIFPRO argues. The International Federation of Professional Footballers asks financially struggling clubs to discuss the situation with the players’ unions in each country. “Professional soccer invests a large amount of revenue in sports potential. This financial model is now under pressure globally, especially in the small and medium leagues. We are committed to doing everything we can to support professional soccer and player unions in this situation “, indicates the international union of soccer players, that underlines the support to the players. “For an unprecedented period, FIFpro will employ additional resources to further intensify our efforts to support players and provide them with additional legal and psychological advice,” the note added. FIFPRO thus went along with the movements made by some entities, which in these days have already handled options with reduction of salaries of the members of their staff and even temporary layoffs to correct the situation generated and the impact of Covid 19. “We call on clubs with short-term financial difficulties to meet with national player unions to negotiate fair and proportionate arrangements that respect their legal obligations and equally address the interests of the employer and the employee”, indicates the statement issued by the International Federation of Professional Footballers alerted by the strategy of some clubs. “While the cooperation of international football stakeholders encourages us, we are extremely concerned that a significant number of clubs, in more than half a dozen countries, have started to immediately fire players or unilaterally reduce their salaries” FIFPRO points out.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James stands on the court during a timeout in the second half in Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — They’ve survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA’s most compelling reality show — or, as some have called it, spectacle.The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama around them. So it’s not a surprise they’re calm despite trailing the Boston Celtics 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lue has been harping on his players to quicken the pace.“We have to come out with a sense of urgency to attack early, don’t ease into the game or let this team off the hook,” Lue said after practice Friday. “We know they play well at home and they had two good games, so now it’s our turn.” Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award But while Cleveland has some comeback history on its side, Boston has momentum and the Celtics intend to keep it.“We’re just gonna try to use it,” said forward Marcus Morris, “and ride it.”As expected, James responded from a sub-par performance in Game 1 by scoring 42 points with 12 assists and 10 rebounds in Game 2. Still, the Cavs lost and the lack of production from several teammates, most notably guards J.R. Smith and George Hill. They have been totally outplayed by Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier so far, and that could be deflating.Not to the Celtics, who gained confidence in shrugging off James’ haymaker.“That’s a game-changer in itself,” said Morris, one of the many defenders Celtics coach Brad Stevens is using on James. “LeBron came out and did everything he could. To his guys, they see that and they still came up short. That’s a feeling going back up, it kind of puts you in a mood you don’t want to be in.”ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ “We know what it takes,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “We’re down 0-2. No need to panic.”“We know what we’ve got to do,” added All-Star forward Kevin Love on the eve of Saturday’s Game 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Cavs have been in dire straits before in the postseason.Just two years ago, Cleveland trailed 2-0 and then 3-1 in the NBA Finals to Golden State before coming back to win in seven games and end the city’s 52-year championship drought. And back in the 2007 playoffs, LeBron James rallied the Cavs from a 2-0 deficit against Detroit, the hardwood king commencing his legacy by scoring Cleveland’s final 25 points during a Game 5 road win. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Speaking of moods. James, who hasn’t spoken to the media since Tuesday’s game, screamed an obscenity in frustration while working on his jump shot following practice. He made 12 straight before a miss, but James, who is seeking his eighth straight Finals, knows he’s going to need to be near perfect from here on out.James, Love, Smith and Tristan Thompson are the only holdovers from Cleveland’s 2016 title team, which mounted its historic comeback in the Finals and now must rally again.“I was talking to some of the guys in the training room and I was telling people it was already the Eastern Conference finals,” Smith said. “Being in this situation repetitively for the past couple years, I don’t want to say you get numb to it because you don’t want to take it for granted because obviously guys don’t have this opportunity too many times, but this season alone has been an extremely weird year and we just got to figure it out.”To the outside world, Cleveland appears in trouble. They’re facing a younger, more physical team that has been written off several times already.To the Cavs, this is just another bump in the road. They’ve already staved off elimination against Indiana.“We played a Game 7,” Lue said. “The danger’s not like we come out and don’t play well tomorrow and lose, it’s over. We still have games to play. It’s not like it’s a Game 7. They did a good job taking care of their home court. They played well. Now we’re back at home.”ROAD WORK AHEAD: The Celtics haven’t traveled well in these playoffs.They’re just 1-4 outside Boston and their shooting percentages have dipped on trips to Milwaukee and Philadelphia. But after losing three road games to the Bucks in the first round, the young Celtics showed poise in stealing a Game 3 win in Philadelphia that has convinced them they can win in Cleveland.“We’re pretty confident,” Brown said. “Just as confident as we are at home. It’s different between being on the road and at home, just the energy disparity. At home, it’s for you, away it’s against you. But if you do what you’re supposed to do and you are who you are, it’ll show home or away.”NEED FOR SPEED: The Cavs know they need to play faster. On too many occasions in Games 1 and 2, Cleveland was slow bringing the ball up the floor, which allowed the Celtics to get back and set up their defense. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rockets head into Game 3 confident after big win in Game 2 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Dudley McKinley Thomas was on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 commissioned as Liberia’s Ambassador accredited near Beijing with a commitment to further strengthening economic and political ties between Liberia and the People’s Republic of China.Speaking at a well attended commissioning ceremony in the conference room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Thomas said the Peoples Republic of China has emerged on the global stage as an economic and political giant.Ambassador Thomas praised China for engaging Africa, including Liberia, in its development drive through strong partnership and supporting African positions on global issues in various international fora. “My mission is to further strengthen the new foreign policy thrust of economic and development diplomacy during my tour of duty in China”, Ambassador Thomas remarked.He then lauded China’s support in the achievements of Liberia’s developmental goals which are evident by wide spread Chinese establishments and initiatives in Liberia, particularly under the leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose personal diplomacy has successfully restored the country’s battered image. The Liberian diplomat noted that Liberia is once again regarded as a responsible member of the international community.“Liberia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China has been fruitful and rewarding…….which President Sirleaf attaches great importance to”, Ambassador Thomas added.Ambassador Thomas expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf for the confidence reposed in his ability to undertake the challenging assignment of serving not only as her personal representative, but also as Ambassador of Liberia to the PRC, a country with approximately 1.4 billion people.While acknowledging his long diplomatic service, Ambassador Thomas expressed his honor and deep humility to take on his new assignment, stating that whatever success he achieved during his over 16 years in the Foreign Service in Brussels, Belgium as Commercial Counselor and Ambassador can be attributed to the Almighty’s favor and gracious mercy which he said had provided him with wisdom during the challenging time of his career. Speaking earlier Acting Foreign Minister Ambassador Sylvester M. Grigsby, who on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administered the oath of office as he acted on behalf of Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, paid special tribute to the honoree, describing him as one of Liberia’s seasoned credible and productive diplomats who represented Liberia’s interest at all levels, especially during his ten years’ assignment as Liberian Ambassador near Paris, France. .“He served in Paris for about ten years very creditably and very productively; that as an ambassador when you have your Head-of-State visit your jurisdiction, it is a crowning moment and Ambassador Thomas had several crowning moments during his tenure in Paris and each time the President visited him, he proved more fruitful and more productive; so due to his excellent performances, it was not by chance that the President decided to transfer him to China as our ambassador in that great country”, Minister Grigsby remarked.The Acting Foreign Minister then expressed his optimism over Ambassador Thomas’ skills that would lead to more fruitful dynamic relations with the People’s Republic of China.“We know that while you were in Paris, you kept a very cordial relationship with your counterpart here in Monrovia, the French Ambassador and I understand that you already started to establish links with the Chinese Embassy here; so that bodes well for coordination and cooperation. So we do expect, I don’t think it is an empty expectation that this relation will become much more enriched by your presence in the mission”, Ambassador. Grigsby averred.The ceremony was attended by high profiled Liberian Government Officials including Dr. Edward McClain, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs and Acting Chair of the Cabinet, the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, His Excellency Zhang Yue, Amb. George W. Wallace, Sr., Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs, Former Chief of Protocol Ambassador Eddie Dunn and Amb. Marcus Kofa, Senior Ambassador-At-Large, amongst others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A two month soccer tournament, organized by Team Jorquelleh, a grassroots group of young people of Bong County, kicks off Saturday at the Bong County Sports Stadium with 19 Zones participating.Believed to the biggest locally organized soccer championship in Gbarnga, the Gbarnga Community Rainbow League is being supported by locals and Donami Sports, USA, headed by retired US professional soccer player and Olympian, Doc Lawson.Mr. Lawson is expected to take the kick off.Young people mentored and motivated by Mr. E. Edward Gboe, a youthful leader and long term development practitioner and current National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, are mostly the vision drivers of Team Jorquelleh. Team Jorquelleh promotes principles of social diversity (accepting everybody to work together and benefit together), fostering social equality and equity (treating everybody fairly and equally), enhancing popular participation (allowing everyone to have a voice and stake in what their community does) and strengthening community led approaches to local solutions (building on what community people know to do best around their needs).The group is interested in the government and the people working together to find solutions to problems and local needs to improve the quality of life of local people; and convinced that the right leaders serve as links and facilitators of social change.The objective of the tournament, according to the organizers, is to promote social dialogue and youth and citizens’ civic consciousness around governance reform and the active participation of its members and other residents in the ensuring legislative and presidential elections.The group taps on local resources and motivates Liberians and friendly individuals and organizations in the diaspora to support local actions for social impact. The efforts has led to locally organized initiatives (with complementary overseas supports in some instances) to achieve a number of locally supported community projects such as road maintenance, school repairs, textbooks distribution, plans for academic tutorship of youth, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Ghana football was thrown into a state of mourning on Sunday, 12 February 2017 following the demise of one its iconic coaches, Sam Arday.He passed on around midday at an Accra-based hospital after losing the battle to an undisclosed illness. He was 71.Nicknamed “Multi-System Man”, he was the first coach to guide an Africa team to an Olympic medal in football, bronze with Ghana’s U-23 team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. The Ghana Olympic team also reached the quarters of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA, under his watch. One of the revered Ghanaian football brains, he also guided the Ghana U-17 to win gold at the 1995 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Ecuador. The Black Starlets earlier won the continental championship in Mali.He also had two stints at the helm of the Ghana national senior team, 1997 to 1997 and briefly in 2004 during the qualifying campaign for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations.Arday also enjoyed memorable stints with top local sides including Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak, Ashantigold and Okwawu United. Until his demise, he was the Technical Director of West African Football Academy (formerly Fetteh Feyenoord Academy), which served a breeding grounds for Ghana’s national stars, including Dominic Adiyiah, Harrison Afful, Jordan Opoku, Nana Akwasi Asare, Philemon McCarthy among others.He becomes the latest high profile Ghanaian coach to have passed away in recent times after the likes of Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, Charles Kumi Gyamfi, Ben Kouffie, Fred Osam Doudu and Emmnauel Afranie. (CAFonline).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Molecular Profiling is incorporating genetic discoveries from the Human Genome Project. email@example.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – In the balance between good and bad cholesterol, a panel of tests could help doctors pinpoint potential problems for heart patients. Valencia-based Specialty Laboratories collaborated with a Phoenix company and a handful of doctors to create the CardioEvaluatR testing program. The program provides results quicker than others, said Ron Blum, vice president of marketing for Specialty Laboratories. Doctors describe high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, as good cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, as bad cholesterol. They say it’s important to get more detailed information on both in a patient’s body. “The total cholesterol really doesn’t give us much information about an individual at all, as far as what his risks are,” said Dr. Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist and the creator of the South Beach Diet. Agatston worked on CardioEvaluatR as a consultant for Molecular Profiling Institute Inc., the company that collaborated with Specialty. The CardioEvaluatR is a panel of tests that gives quick results breaking down different types of HDL and LDL, triglycerides, insulin levels and more. While the results of some testing programs are not available for several weeks, CardioEvaluatR results are available within five days, Blum said. “It’s faster, very accurate and has a whole group of experts that are really backing the panel,” Blum said. Those include Dr. P.K. Shah, director of the cardiology division at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Specialty Laboratories, which has 700 employees, will receive blood samples from patients and conduct all the testing at its Valencia facility. In the future, other labs could use the testing program, Blum said. Agatston is excited about the prospect of more genetic evaluations being included in the program. “I suspect in the fairly near future, … it’s going to add a completely new dimension to how we treat heart disease.”