first_img15% 17% 13% 25% Kent Desormeaux47 22% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 0 9 55% TRAINING LEADER O’NEILL EYES MAIDEN WIN IN STAKESDoug O’Neill, holding a comfortable 19-14 lead over Richard Baltas in pursuit of his fifth overall Santa Anita training title, hopes to increase his margin when he sends out maiden Parsimony in Sunday’s $150,000 Cinema Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf.A Pennsylvania-bred son of Dominus owned by O’Neill’s principal client J. Paul Reddam, Parsimony last raced April 6, finishing 14th in the Grade II Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland after prompting the pace early on.In two prior races on turf at Santa Anita, however, the gray gave a good account of himself with a second and a fourth.“The horse is doing well and with a short field, we felt it was an opportunity to see if he can break his maiden in a stakes,” O’Neill said.Meanwhile, Jeff Bonde is hopeful the added furlong will benefit King of Speed in the Cinema. The chestnut son of Jimmy Creed closed ground to be fourth in the restricted Singletary at one mile on April 28, his first race in just over two months.“He kind of had a boxed in trip last time,” the trainer said. “The extra eighth should help him a lot. He can run all day. We’re hoping the extra yardage can make a difference.”The Cinema, race five of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: More Ice, Mike Smith, 9-2; Gregorian Chant, Flavien Prat, 2-1; $4,000 supplemental nominee Rijeka, Ruben Fuentes, 8-1; Parsimony, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; King of Speed, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; and Neptune’s Storm, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-5.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $895,108For the 24th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved on Friday, resulting in a hefty Jackpot carryover of $895,108 into Saturday’s nine-race program.With $109,773 in “new” money wagered, Friday’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $979,748 and although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 81 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $728.60.Approximate post time for today’s fourth race which begins the Rainbow Six is 2:31 p.m.TOMORROW IS ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIATomorrow is “Tim Conway Day” in the City of Arcadia and the late comedic giant will be memorialized with a race named in his honor at Santa Anita, following which, Tim Conway, Jr. will be presented with a proclamation from the city in a Winner’s Circle ceremony.“I can’t think of a better place for all of us to come visit Dad’s money than right here at The Great Race Place,” said Tim Jr., who hosts the popular “Tim Conway Jr. Show” weeknights from 6 to 10 p.m. on KFI, AM 640.“Although he seldom cashed, he had so many great moments here, and at Hollywood Park and Del Mar. I truly believe he’d be thrilled to know that a bunch of us are going to be getting together and trying to bet on the winner of his race!”The “Tim Conway-Dorf Half Cup” will be carded as Sunday’s sixth race, with a Winner’s Circle ceremony to follow. Born Dec. 15, 1933 near Cleveland, Ohio, Tim Conway, who at one time aspired to be a jockey, passed away following a lengthy illness at age 85 on May 14.A tireless advocate for injured riders, Conway and his wife Charlene, along with Chris and Judy McCarron, founded the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockeys Fund in 1987 and raised money to assist more than 2,000 jockeys over a distinguished 25-year-run.One of the most naturally funny American-born comedians of all time, Conway, through one of his characters, jockey Dirk Dorf and in numerous other appearances on national television, brought continued high-profile exposure to Santa Anita and Thoroughbred racing.A video honoring Conway, which includes time spent at Santa Anita, will be part of the Sunday’s Winner’s Circle ceremony.VICTOR ESPINOZA TO BE HONORED BY GREGSON FOUNDATION The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring Triple Crown and Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza on Monday, Aug. 12, at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, a few miles south of Del Mar Race Track.Having taken a hiatus last year respective of the events surrounding the San Luis Rey Training Center fire, the Foundation is back on track for its annual fundraiser. “We’re delighted to kick things off again, and how better than to celebrate Victor and his illustrious career and accomplishments,” said Jenine Sahadi, president of the Foundation.Thrilled about the dinner, Espinoza says, “I’m honored to be recognized by the Gregson Foundation and to stand alongside fellow jockeys Julie Krone, Eddie Delahoussaye, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith and Gary Stevens, and all past honorees who are truly a Who’s Who of California racing. I’m a long-time supporter of the Foundation and its work, and anything that is done on behalf of the stable area workers, I am behind 100 percent.”Proceeds of the event will be used for continued sponsorship of various educational and recreational programs to benefit California’s worthy backstretch workers and family members.Tickets for the event are $300 per person. This annual event has proven to sell out each year, and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation encourages early purchase of tickets to assure attendance. Please contact Angie Carmona at (626) 447-2339 for further information or go to 3rd Victor Espinoza47 7 $260,588 11 10 21 14% 37% 12 50% 9 18% 10 Money Won ITM% $552,843 Richard Baltas56 Joseph Talamo85 12 60% 11 10 12 Andrew Lerner10 Tiago Pereira96 Drayden Van Dyke72 45% Jerry Hollendorfer41 Doug O’Neill73 17 John Sadler51 Ruben Fuentes87 50% JockeyMts J. Keith Desormeaux24 15% 13 8 10 14% 6 19 51% $922,594 $1,717,403 Geovanni Franco71 28% Richard Mandella22 19% 26% 21% 20% 47% 25% 9 12 $705,425 8 23% 16 54% $471,270 8 TrainerMts 5 $414,414 Rafael Bejarano95 5 $573,206 46% 8 PARSIMONY SEEKS MAIDEN WIN IN CINEMA 10% $832,396 4 62% 5 5 11 $488,983 44% ITM% JACKPOT IS $895,108 AT END OF ‘RAINBOW’ 11 $916,028 15 17% 3 Aaron Gryder63 $862,601 23 $551,420 35% Philip D’Amato54 Steve Knapp25 59% LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Lippy worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (O’Neill)Ce Ce (Inside) worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (McCarthy)All Good (Outside) and Reedley worked 5 furlongs. 5-31-19 (Baffert)Peter Eurton & Leonard Powell Discuss: Beloved Veterans, Ashleyluvssugar & Soi PhetA Day in the Life: Santa Anita Park’s Bugler Jay Cohen Part 2Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park starting on June 1st, 2019 Rijeka worked 3 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baltas)Dr. Dorr (outside) and Victory Element worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Once on Whiskey (outside) and Hot Sean worked 5 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Mika the Mistress worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Metz)FINISH LINES: Funeral services for trainer Roger Stein who died Friday at the age of 65 will be held 11 a.m. Sunday at Hillside Mortuary, 6001 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles . . . Jockey Abel Cedillo, runaway leader at Golden Gate Fields with 120 victories, 18 more than runner-up Juan Hernandez, will join Santa Anita’s riding colony full time on June 13, with Tom Knust as his agent . . . Michael McCarthy, trainer of Pegasus World Cup Invitational winner City of Light,will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Sunday, 11:50 a.m., in the XBTV studios . . . Vindicate Racing seeks its seventh straight win when it sends out 9-5 morning line choice Tiz Toffee trained by Andrew Lerner in today’s second race . . . It’s show time: Play Hard to Get, 7-2 on the morning line in today’s third, has finished third in his last five races and six times in his last seven . . . Nugget exacta? Golden Birthdayand Silver Summer in today’s fifth race. 5 51% 4 7 67% 51% 7 7 46% 1st 12 $198,914 14 Bob Baffert23 50% 7 $248,162 8 19% $191,396 24% 50% 5 61% $901,723 1st $760,829 9 5 6 Money Won $774,779 Mark Glatt54 7 2nd 4 36% 5 ARCADIA, SANTA ANITA HONOR TIM CONWAY Win% 13 GREGSON GROUP TO FETE VICTOR ESPINOZA 51% 3rd Mario Gutierrez52 17% Vladimir Cerin35 5 2 $439,813 13 15 4 (Current from April 12 through Friday, May 31) 10 20% 4 13 65% 2nd $460,243 7 7 $892,900 12 26% 4 Martin Garcia46 7 Flavien Prat91 Win% 4 50% 16% $802,535 10 Edwin Maldonado57 11 16 $367,033 19 5 5 16 0 44% 17 $137,522last_img read more

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Impressive Empress!

first_img Leading from the front The 400m for women saw four Jamaicans, two Americans and one Bahamian against Great Britain’s defending champion, Christine Ohuruogu. While Allyson Felix was her silky smooth self in winning in a time of 49.26, it was Shericka Jackson who proved the best of the Jamaican quartet in the final. Jackson trimmed 0.04 from the personal best she set in the semi-final, to post 49.99 for the bronze. Christine Day also set a lifetime best of 50.14 in fourth, with 2014 Commonwealth champion, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, fifth in 50.42, followed by 2014 Diamond Race winner, Novlene Williams-Mills, sixth in a season’s best of 50.47. When it mattered most, Williams-Mills overtook Francena McCorory in the closing metres of the 4x400m relays to lead Jamaica to victory on the closing night of the IAAF World championships, Beijing 2015. Reversing the result at the IAAF World Relays in May, the 33-year-old Williams-Mills anchored Jamaica to a world leading time of 3:19.13. Thanks also to a brilliant second leg run by Jackson, which laid the foundation for Jamaica’s victory and announced an imposing outlook for the nation’s athletic future. Veronica Campbell-Brown, the former 100m World Champion of eight years ago, competing in her fifth IAAF World Championships, rolled back the hands of time to run an impressive 10.91 while leading the team from the front. She displayed the heart of a champion in the 200m event. She reached the final only by taking the second and last non-automatic qualifier’s place, running 22.47 then. In the final, she mustered the strength of character and limb to improve by a half-second, running the steepest of curves to register 21.97 in a bronze medal winning effort. Campbell-Brown’s performance, given age and form, is ranked as one of Jamaica’s best at the Championships. Elaine Thompson gave a silver medal winning exhibition of top-class sprinting in the 200m. The Championship rookie gained highest marks for her 21.66 return in only her third World Championship race. Schippers, in winning the 200m in 21.63, becomes the third-fastest woman of all time at the distance behind Florence Griffith Joyner and Marion Jones. She ran the fastest time in the world for 17 years. Thompson moved to fifth on the world all-time list, but missed Merlene Ottey’s Jamaican record by a mere two-hundredths of a second. Commendations cannot be too much for Natasha Morrison and Sherone Simpson, who were also finalists at 100m and 200m, respectively. In the 4x100m, VCB would join effort with Morrison, Thompson and Fraser-Pryce to defeat the US team that ran the same four and same order as the heat – Gardner, Felix, Jenna Prandini and Jasmine Todd. For a second time in two nights, VCB produced a fast start and an outstanding bend, but this time and by the time she handed over to Morrison for the second stage, Jamaica were in the ascendancy. By the time Thompson handed to Fraser-Pryce, eyes were on the clock. Jamaica came home in 41.07, breaking their own championship record and taking over the world lead from the United States. The time was more than two-tenths quicker than the championship record they had run in Moscow two years ago. Quality Quartet No matter how hard rivals come, it seems no one can depose the Empress of Speed from her perch atop world sprinting. With a record-breaking third consecutive World women’s 100m title to add to her successive Olympic 100m titles, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, not unlike Usain Bolt, was in super form at the World Championships. No woman in history can boast as many global 100-metre titles. She copped the title in her pet event and returned for two rounds of impressive sprinting with compatriots, gaining Jamaica a championship record-winning anchor in the 4x100m relays. Fraser-Pryce first revealed herself to the world at the Bird’s Nest Stadium seven years ago, striking 100m gold at the 2008 Olympic Games, and she has largely dominated her event since then. Twenty four hours prior to her World Championships 100m final in Beijing, it was Bolt who maintained his substantial status, and a day later, it was the turn of Fraser-Pryce, as she added to her growing legacy as possibly the greatest female sprinter in history. The 100m title in Beijing was also her sixth World Championship gold medal and Fraser-Pryce now sits as the woman with the second highest total of golds in the 32-year history of the Championships. She is one medal clear of five-time World champions Gail Devers, Sanya Richards-Ross and Tirunesh Dibaba, and two behind US sprinter Allyson Felix, who sits atop of the pile with eight gold medals in total. Sporting an unusual look of greenish hair with yellow sunflowers on the fringe of her forehead, Jamaica’s 28-year-old darling executed with uncanny perfection to reach top speed quicker than rivals out of the blocks, in spite of her reaction time being the sixth best on the day of the final. By the 30m mark, commentators were calling it. The ‘Pocket Rocket’ had already established a gap on her rivals with her team captain Veronica Campbell-Brown and teammate Natasha Morrison in the mix. Fraser-Pryce stopped the clock at 10.76, 0.06 shy of the championship record, the second-fastest time in the world this year and a mark only she has beaten in 2015. The inspired Dafne Schippers was second in an improved Dutch mark of 10.81. Behind the leading two were the USA’s Tori Bowie, edging Campbell-Brown for the bronze in 10.86. While the stats may not show it, the tale of the video tape bears evidence of Fraser-Pryce’s dominance in the main event for women. At 90 metres, she had a sufficient gap to strike up a celebratory raise of the right arm, which concretised an expected victory.last_img read more

Handle with care

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Louie Alas is concerned about one thing coming into Phoenix Petroleum’s critical clash with Rain or Shine. And he knows that if they get to address this problem the right way, things will look bright for the Fuel Masters in the playoffs of the PBA Governors’ Cup.“We need to handle the ball better, a lot better,” Alas told the Inquirer after practice as his Fuel Masters are leading the league in turnovers with close to 20 a game. “We’re giving the enemy so many extra possessions because of this.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The complication Alas mentioned could be ending up tied with the Beermen—who would be in full force by then—for the last twice-to-beat privilege.Phoenix is at 6-3 and with eight wins looking like the magic number to seal a win-once incentive in the first round of the playoffs, it has no room for, well, errors.As things stand, idle Magnolia, Alaska and Barangay Ginebra are tied for the lead with 7-2 records and all with two games remaining.The Fuel Masters are in their first playoff appearance in the Louie Alas era and will be closing out against the Blackwater Elite next week.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 MOST READ “That’s my main concern, because as far as my players are concerned, I have a healthy roster,” Alas continued as Phoenix battles undermanned Rain or Shine Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay where it seeks the first of two wins needed to take a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the playoffs.“We are shooting for eight (wins), definitely,” Alas said of their overall record. “Seven (wins) could give you complications (of a playoff for a top four seat).”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRain or Shine is in the tailend of the 12-team pack with a 2-6 record and a loss would eliminate the Elasto Painters from further contention even as San Miguel Beer also tries to snuff out the chances of NorthPort and enhance its own bid to make the playoffs in the upper half of the draw.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo finally rejoined the Beermen in practice Tuesday but could sit out the 7 p.m. main event as the Beermen also enter the homestretch of their elimination round schedule where they need to win all their remaining games to have a shot at the quarterfinal bonus. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ateneo’s Kouame has his eyes set on a bigger prizelast_img read more

Dodgers’ Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Harden out again for Rockets, likely to return vs Bulls 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a spring baseball game in Tempe, Ariz., Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)NEW YORK — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the market.Left-handers Patrick Corbin (Arizona), Dallas Keuchel (Houston) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (Los Angeles Dodgers) also received qualifying offers as did outfielder A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A free agent can be made a qualifying offer only if he has been with the same team continuously since opening day and has never received a qualifying offer before. Because of those rules, Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson were among the players who were ineligible to receive offers. The amount is the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year by average annual value.Harper and Machado are the top players available on the market, though Machado’s value may have been damaged by a rocky postseason in which he hit .227, showed a remarkable lack of hustle and was fined $10,000 for stepping on a first baseman’s foot.Others among the 160 available free agents include right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Charlie Morton, left-handers J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia, relievers Zach Britton, Andrew Miller, David Robertson and Jeurys Familia, outfielder Michael Brantley, third baseman Mike Moustakas, infielder Daniel Murphy, designated hitter Nelson Cruz and utilityman Marwin Gonzalez.Kershaw was among four players who became free agents and immediately re-signed this week, joined by St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and Dodgers outfielder David Freese.Cleveland is interested in re-signing Brantley but did not want to commit $17.9 million for one year.“We could not have any more respect for any individual than we have for Michael,” general manager Chris Antonetti said. “He’s the guy that epitomizes, as I’ve shared before, all of the things we look for in a player. He’s exceedingly productive on the field. He defines professionalism in the clubhouse, and he’s an extraordinary teammate. The interest and desire is there. What we will have to work through is, can we make the pieces fit?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He also can gain award bonuses of $1.5 million for winning the NL Cy Young Award or $500,000 for finishing second or third in the voting.“There’s been a lot of people saying that I’m in decline or not going to be as good as I once was,” said Kershaw, whose Dodgers lost in the World Series for the second straight year. “I’m looking forward to proving a lot of people wrong with that.”Kershaw, who turns 31 in March, has spent all 11 of his big league seasons with the Dodgers.“It was more valuable to me to just stay here,” he said. “A chance to win every single year, it doesn’t come around like this in LA very often.”Top free agents prefer to seek multiyear contracts, but given the greater priority placed on draft picks in recent years, Ryu and Grandal might face a difficult market and consider accepting the offers.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Players have until Nov. 12 to accept. If a team makes a qualifying offer to a player who signs a major league contract with another club before the June amateur draft, his former club would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round.Only five of 73 players given qualifying offers have accepted since the process began in 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on left-hander Cole Hamels, who went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired from Texas on July 27. The Cubs traded left-hander Drew Smyly to the Rangers, clearing his $7 million salary from the payroll. That is $1 million more than the Rangers would have owed the Cubs if Hamels’ option had been declined, which would have triggered a $6 million buyout and allowed him to go free.Kershaw terminated a $215 million, seven-year contract that had $65 million remaining at $32 million next year and $33 million in 2020. The new deal calls for a $23 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on June 30 in each of the next three years, and annual salaries of $23,333,333. He can earn $4 million annually in performance bonuses, in four $1 million increments for 24, 26, 28 and 30 starts, which could raise the deal’s value to $105 million over three years. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

MRU Outlines Vision to Eliminate Ebola

first_imgThe heads of state of the three major Ebola affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, have outlined measures that must be urgently taken to contain and eradicate the further spread of the Ebola virus disease that has ravaged the entire Mano River Union (MRU) region.The leaders of the MRU, Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alpha Conde, Ernest Bai Koroma, outlined measures that they believe would help contain the spread of the virus when they joined world leaders at a World Bank – International Monetary Fund High-Level Meeting on the impact of the Ebola crisis held in Washington D.C., United States of America.Presidents Sirleaf and Koroma participated in the meeting via video conference, an Executive Mansion communication revealed. The three leaders were also provided the opportunity to share their specific top challenges and needs with respect to immediate and near-term health and socio-economic impact of the crisis.The high-level meeting was to utilize the gathering of finance and development ministers and high media attention around the World Bank Group –IMF annual meetings to bring greater global urgency and action to the Ebola crisis response. The meeting was held last Thursday.President Sirleaf told the meeting that Liberia’s development agenda has been seriously interrupted by the Ebola outbreak which started in March and returned with intensity in June, and spread to the capital city, Monrovia, where one-third of the population resides.The Liberian leader noted that with limited understanding of the disease, low human capacity and a slow international response, the Ebola virus disease quickly outpaced the country’s ability to contain it. “As a result, the disease spread to all of our political sub-divisions, with some 2,199 deaths, including 92 health workers and 6,689 of our citizens being traced as contacts affecting our neighbors in Guinea and Sierra Leone.“There are also restrictions imposed on air and sea travel, resulting in the increased cost of travel and commodity prices which is seriously affecting the poor,” she indicated.President Sirleaf acknowledged that with the support of development partners and the international community, Liberia is now working hard to contain the epidemic; adding that the country now faces huge challenges to ensure controlled treatment, robust contact-tracing and vigorous case management to stop the transmission of the virus.“We need to do more to change habits and attitudes through advocacy and community-mobilization. We need to make sure that bodies are promptly removed from the streets of our cities and homes of our families. More than ever, we need qualified and dedicated staff to join the fight against Ebola and we need to ensure that it all comes together immediately,” the Liberian President emphasized.With better capacity and knowledge, and robust support from partners, including the institutions represented at the meeting, Liberia is a bit more confident that the collective response will turn the curve away from the dire projections, she intimated.She recommended several measures, most of which were also indicated by the leaders of Guinea and Sierra Leone as actions that can defeat the further spread of the virus.First, the Liberian leader emphasized that the virus must be contained by a more timely and decisive response to include the construction of more treatment, testing and burial centers within the timeframe of a month; staffing of the facilities with local professionals and expatriates as well as the mobilization of resources for community care centers with ownership and participation by the communities themselves.Second, she suggested the strengthening of regular healthcare centers because many of the deaths recorded resulted from non-Ebola ailments of those who had no access health facilities as most of them are closed or non-functional. “This,” she pointed out, “will require compensation to healthcare workers who for fear of the risk involved have refused or are reluctant to return to work.”Third, President Sirleaf suggested the mitigation of the economic consequences of the Ebola crisis which have caused a shifting of resources from ongoing operations under the country’s Agenda for Transformation. “This will require stimulation of the country’s productive sectors, particularly agriculture. This will also require significant support to the completion of ongoing infrastructure projects, primarily power, roads, ports and water which are vital to improved access to and quality healthcare,” she said.Several heads of international organizations and government representatives, including World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, AfDB President Donald Kaberuka, called for a 20-fold surge in international aid to fight Ebola and urged nations and organizations yet to help or make pledges to the fight to do so soon.Pledges from the United States of America and the United Nations to guarantee medical evacuation for healthcare workers were also endorsed. They also called for speedy intervention and warned that there must be no postponement in financing decisions and actions. Representatives of nations also made commitments to the global effort.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ten of the best pictures of Germany’s World Cup Final success

first_img Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – Unsurprisingly, this Germany fan was picked out by the television cameras quite a bit Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – Lionel Messi goes desperately close to breaking the deadlock 10 10 getty World Cup finals are often settled by the finest of the margins and it was no different in the Maracana as Germany’s Mario Gotze proved to be the hero, striking an extra-time winner against Argentina.On a dramatic night in Rio de Janerio both sides frustrated each other for long spells but it was La Albiceleste who the better chances.Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi were guilty of spurning two glorious opportunities and it came back to haunt them when Joachim Low’s side popped up with a winner.With eight minutes left Die Nationalmannschaft conjured up a brilliant team goal as Gotze polished off an excellent move with just eight minutes left in extra-time.Cue absolute delirium across Germany as they held on and finally won a first major trophy since 1990 as captain Phillip Lahm stepped up to lift the World Cup. Click the arrows to view the best pictures from the World Cup final. Click the arrow for more pictures from the World Cup final – Lahm was the captain of Germany when they won the tournament 10 10 10 Click the arrow for more pictures from the World Cup final – Mario Gotze celebrates scoring the World Cup final winner 10center_img 10 Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – German legend Bastian Schweinsteiger went through the wars in a bruising display Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – And Gonzalo Higuain thinks he has, celebrating wildly despite having his ‘goal’ correctly ruled out for offside Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – Sami Khedira had to pull out in the warm up but that didn’t stop his gorgeous girlfriend Lena Gercke watching on 10 Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – Messi had possibly the game’s best chance but he curled the ball inches wide of the post 10 Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – Higuain’s night did not get any better when he received a knee to the head from Manuel Neuer 10 Click the arrow for more pictures of the World Cup final – German fans celebrate wildly in the stands following Gotze’s decisive goallast_img read more

Esperance first to reach CAF Champions League quarters

first_img0Shares0000Trophy-holders Esperance of Tunisia became the first qualifiers for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-0 home win over Horoya of Guinea in Group B Friday. © AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 9 – Trophy-holders Esperance of Tunisia became the first qualifiers for the CAF Champions League quarter-finals after a routine 2-0 home win over Horoya of Guinea in Group B Friday.Malian Hamed Assoko conceded an own-goal midway through the first half to put the three-time African champions ahead at the Stade Olympique in the Tunis suburb of Rades. Esperance needed a second goal to be sure of success and it arrived seven minutes from time through Cameroonian midfield enforcer Franck Kom.Victory for the Tunisian outfit maintained the last unbeaten record in the competition this season and guaranteed they will top the final standings.The disappointment of Horoya was diluted by news from the other end of the continent that Orlando Pirates of South Africa were surprisingly held 2-2 at home by FC Platinum of Zimbabwe.Pirates’ failure to win in Soweto means they must take maximum points from an away fixture against Horoya in Conakry next Saturday to overtake the Guineans and finish second.The top two finishers after six rounds in the four groups advance to the quarter-finals stage of the Champions League, the elite African club competition.Esperance have 11 points after five rounds, Horoya seven, Pirates six and Platinum just two from their first group-phase appearance.Horoya centre-back Assoko has scored four goals in the Champions League this season, but two have been own-goals with his latest misfortune coming in Tunisia.Kom, a midfielder more accustomed to preventing goals than scoring them, netted his first of the campaign to ensure Esperance of a third consecutive two-goal home victory.– Little chance –Given a bye to the group stage because of fixture congestion, the Tunisian club are hoping to become the first club since Al Ahly of Egypt in 2013 to achieve back-to-back titles.A Platinum side without a win in six qualifying and group matches were given little chance of dodging defeat away to Pirates, the 1995 African champions.But after Nelson Tigere missed a penalty, he put the Zimbabwean outfit ahead and Rainsome Pavori doubled the lead before half-time at Orlando Stadium.Platinum retained the two-goal advantage until nine minutes from time when unmarked Thembinkosi Lorch beat goalkeeper Petros Mhari at his near post with a low drive.The goal galvanised the Soweto Buccaneers and Zambian Augustine Mulenga slammed a loose ball into the net on 87 minutes to raise hopes of a dramatic victory.Platinum survived a late onslaught, however, to end a run of three straight losses despite having centre-back defender Kevin Moyo red-carded.Meanwhile, Group C leaders CS Constantine of Algeria surprisingly fell 1-0 at home to Club Africain of Tunisia and surrendered an eight-match unbeaten record.Ismaily of Egypt dropped out of contention for a quarter-finals place after being held 1-1 at home by five-time champions TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo.Constantine (10 points), Mazembe (eight) and Africain (seven) are in the running to make the knockout phase with the odds favouring the Algerian and Congolese clubs.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mailman accused of stealing cards

first_imgNEW YORK – Call it a special delivery. A postal carrier pocketed dozens of greeting cards he was supposed to deliver to get at the cash inside, postal inspectors said. He was found with more than 130 pieces of other people’s mail in his car, according to a court complaint. Michael Olivio was released on his own recognizance Thursday following his arrest the previous day, court records show. The exact charges against him were not listed in court records available early Saturday, and a spokesman for prosecutors did not immediately return a telephone call. Olivio said he was “not allowed to talk,” and his lawyer, Michelle Gelernt, declined to comment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champPostal authorities started getting complaints in June about greeting cards getting lost en route to residents of a Brooklyn ZIP code, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Special Agent Stephen Dolloff said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. It wasn’t clear how much cash Olivio is accused of taking. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

You’re a ‘shoe-in’ at Greenes with autumn/winter arrivals!

first_imgThe autumn/winter collection for 2016 is now arriving at Greenes Shoes store nationwide.We are currently stocking top brands from around the world including Amy huberman, Fly London, Irregular choice, Ruby Shoo, Marco Tozzi, Heavenly Feet, Ecco, Gabor, Tommy Bowe, Base London, Wrangler, Converse, Vans, Superdry, New Balance and many many more!We are very enticed about our new season styles and hope that you will be to. Why don’t you call to Greenes Shoes on the Market Square and in Letterkenny Shopping centre to get kitted out for the winter months ahead.A deposit will secure any item in-store while you can also shop online at, where we offer free delivery and returns within Ireland.Also check us out on Facebook to keep up to date with all our new stock as it arrives in store You’re a ‘shoe-in’ at Greenes with autumn/winter arrivals! was last modified: September 7th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AutumndonegalGreene’s Shoeslast_img read more

This is what a side with the best Liverpool and Man United stars looks like

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Liverpool v Manchester United: TV channel, kick-off time and team news Jurgen Klopp has been very busy in the transfer market this summer, spending over £176m so far, which has led to Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho suggesting Liverpool should win the Premier League next season.But what if we combined the two foes to make a super team?Below you can see the combined Liverpool v Manchester United XI in a 4-3-3 formation if every player was available for selection. United beat AC Milan on penalties in America earlier this week How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United) 5 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? gameday NEW ERA Defence: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Eric Bailly (Manchester United), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Ashley Young (Manchester United) Attack: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Sadio Mane (Liverpool) possible xi 5 5 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS who plays? smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? ALTERED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 5 Many say it’s still the biggest fixture in English football and the first Liverpool v Manchester United clash of the 2018/19 season will be staged across the pond.The two teams face each other in the International Champions Cup on Saturday in Michigan and while it is ultimately a friendly, fans will be eager to see how their sides are shaping up just a couple of weeks before start of the new campaign. highlights 5 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings Midfield: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Naby Keita (Liverpool) last_img read more