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GOOD NEWS: Back the Blue

first_img TAGSComplex Community Federal Credit UnionOdessa Police Departmentsnow cones GOOD NEWS: Back the Blue Pinterest Previous articleNUGGETS: United We StandNext articleHOLLAND: The way we live is our message OA Life Pinterest By OA Life – May 29, 2021 WhatsApp Courtesy Photo The Complex Community Federal Credit Union recently treated Odessa Police Department officers to snow cones.center_img Twitter Facebook CommunityGood NewsLocal News Facebook Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Karen Cregan is hoping she can strike the right chord in her new role as HRand training manager at insurance brokers the Mansion Group. She joins from Tesco where she was a training manager responsible for thelearning and development of over 345 staff. Cregan is charged with setting up the HR department and she is hoping thatit will be in tune with the rest of the business. So what’s with the musical analogies? “My claim to fame is that I writemy own music and once, a long time ago, had a song in the Eurovision songcontest which came 17th out of 500 entries,” she explains.”Unfortunately I didn’t turn out to be the next Bucks Fizz.” Cregan, who is in her final year of the CIPD qualification and will sitexams in May, has also received a student of the year award. Her new role will include setting up and managing the HR department,formalising policies within the business and will cover all resourcing, reward,relations and development issues. Cregan says her favourite part of HR is helping people develop personallyand professionally. She is also the mother of an eight-month-old daughter CV2002 JL Manson and Partners, HR and training manager2000 Tesco, training manager1999 Principal Hotels, HR manager 1993 Virgin Retail, HR support managerOn the move– Richard Eastmond has been appointedto the dual role of HR director for LexisNexis Butterworths Tolley and theLexisNexis Group Europe. The former director of Reed Elsevier’s international educationpublishing business also joins the board of both organisations. He brings HRexperience in management, organisational development, strategy and acquisitionin both the UK and international markets.– Search and selection firm MRIWorldwide has recruited Natalie Mortimer as senior consultant. Her main responsibility is developing HR recruitment practicewith a national remit. Mortimer, based at MRI Worldwide’s office in Sheldon,West Midlands, has knowledge of recruiting HR and training professionals.– Rob Wye is the new interim directorof learning programmes at the Learning and Skills Council. He was previouslyexecutive director of the LSC’s Northampton office. He replaces Geoff Hall who has left the council. Wye has alsoheld several training roles at the DfEE, Manpower Services Commission and theDepartment of Employment. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children Birth Records

first_img Abbygale Lockyear and Charles Smith, Chandler, Ind., daughter, Jerzee Jean, Aug. 5Charli Cook and Malik Teeters, Winslow, Ind., son, Laramie Lamont, Aug. 5Melissa and Shawn Hensley, Evansville, daughter, Eleanor June, Aug. 5Stacy Barkley and Tyler McCoy, Mount Carmel, Ill., daughter, Yuna May, Aug. 6Stephanie Pauley and Adrian Hardin, Evansville, son, Messiah James, Aug. 7Jill and Josh Tucker, Evansville, son, Dashiel Aaron, Aug. 7Kathryn Cain and Steven Cain, Evansville, daughter, Jacqueline Lynn, Aug. 8Andrea Ross and Justin McCraw, Evansville, son, Easton Chase, Aug. 8Jessica and Beau Moore, Mount Carmel, Ill., son, Nicholas Allan, Aug. 8Melissa and Bryan Will, Wadesville, Ind., daughter, Callie Ann, Aug. 8Ashley and Jeremy Kuester, Rockport, Ind., son, Colton Brian, Aug. 8Rachel and William Davis, Boonville, Ind., daughter, Madison Rose, Aug. 8Erica Auberry and Aaron Baldwin, Evansville, son, Graham Marshall, Aug. 8Brooke and Brandon Stroud, Evansville, son, Braylon Max-Allen, Aug. 8Chelsea Driscoll and Craig Baggett, Evansville, son, Emmett Lucas, Aug. 9Katherine Humphrey and Austin Gurrisor, Oakland City, Ind., daughter, Crystal Elizabeth, Aug. 9Audrey and Matthew Coughlin, Evansville, daughter, Abigail Jay, Aug. 9Ashley and Cody Murdock, Washington, Ind., son, Elijah Roland, Aug. 9Hilary and Nick Wilson, Evansville, daughter, Ada Mae, Aug. 9Ciara and Robert Willett III, Raleigh, Ill., son, Jack Robert, Aug. 9Corey and David Ackerman, Carmi, Ill., son, Drew Wade, Aug. 9Michelle and Nick Frazer, Evansville, son, Cole Kenneth, Aug. 9Cheyenne Strobel, Mount Vernon, Ind., daughter, Aubree Raine, Aug. 11Kelly and James Michael III, Princeton, Ind., daughter, Gwendolyn Jean, Aug. 11Jill and Chad Howard, Evansville, daughter, Kylee Ann, Aug. 11Jamie Hager and Steven Orange, Newburgh, daughter, Remi Jean, Aug. 12Cameron Pendley and Ron Stofleth, Evansville, daughter, Zilya Brynn, Aug. 12FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Lifting the ‘family curse’

first_imgAndrea Farkas Patenaude flicked an image onto the screen at the front of the room. There, larger than life, was actress, humanitarian, director, and iconic beauty Angelina Jolie, arms crossed, in the dramatic black-and-white photo from Time Magazine’s cover in May.“If anyone told me a year ago that the two words likely to pop into your mind when you see this picture are ‘prophylactic mastectomy,’ ” Patenaude said, “I would have fallen off my chair.”Early this year, Jolie underwent the procedure during which healthy breasts are removed to reduce future cancer risk. Jolie later explained that she did so because of her family history and her positive test for the breast cancer gene BRCA1. Her mother died of ovarian cancer at age 56.Though physicians have performed prophylactic mastectomies for years, there has been very little public discourse on the subject, Patenaude said. That has left high-risk women who are considering the procedure feeling alone, with few resources to help them make a difficult, but potentially life-saving, decision.“I think Angelina Jolie did a very noble thing, and something actually very helpful to the community of women who would consider prophylactic mastectomy,” Patenaude said.Patenaude, an associate professor of psychology in Harvard Medical School’s Psychiatry Department and director of psycho-oncology research at the Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discussed prophylactic mastectomy during a talk at Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library on Tuesday.Patenaude reviewed the procedure, the disease it is meant to prevent, and the findings from a study of women who’d undergone the surgery, outlined in her 2012 book “Prophylactic Mastectomy: Insights from Women Who Chose to Reduce Their Risk.”Women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations have a 56 percent to 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 20 percent to 40 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetimes. Not only are their risks higher, the cancers appear earlier in life than usual and often are passed on to the next generation by either parent.Breast and ovarian cancer can be so common in some families that they are considered “the family curse,” Patenaude said. She shared stories of study subjects whose mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and other family members have died of the disease.The advent of genetic screening has given women in those families a tool to understand their own risk, Patenaude said, allowing those who carry the gene mutation to consider their options. One is intensive screening procedures to catch the disease early.For women who don’t want such screening or the uncertainty of never knowing when a positive test might come back, prophylactic mastectomy is an option. One study showed that it reduces the chance of developing breast cancer by between 90 and 95 percent. A related operation called a prophylactic oophorectomy — removal of the ovaries — reduces the chance of ovarian cancer.A 1999 study of 214 high-risk women who underwent prophylactic mastectomy and 403 of their sisters who did not showed that just 1 percent of those who underwent the procedure developed cancer, versus 39 percent of their sisters. Only two with prophylactic mastectomy died, while 90 sisters died.Patenaude’s study involved 21 women who underwent prophylactic mastectomy, 90 percent of whose mothers had had breast cancer, and 76 percent of whose mothers died from it. The women said they thought less about if they were going to get cancer and more about when it will strike. One main motivation in deciding to undergo the surgery was to be alive for their children and grandchildren.After the operation, some study participants said they felt as if a dark cloud had been lifted, and that they finally felt safe in their own bodies. One said she wasn’t really fond of her breasts, since she’d always had a feeling “they were going to really kill me some day.”Study subjects also spoke, however, of the shock of the physical transformation and the psychological impact of losing their breasts. Some said they felt “like half a woman,” and others talked about fears their husbands would lose interest in them. Reconstructive surgery after the mastectomy helps, but Patenaude said women can develop “nipple envy,” which can be addressed by procedures that save the original nipple for reconstruction purposes.“For many of these women, they were trading physical normalcy for emotional normalcy,” Patenaude said.last_img read more

Boys High School Basketball Scores (11-26)

first_imgWRBI Area Boys High School Basketball ScoresTuesday  (11-26)Jac-Cen-Del  71     South Ripley  62SR JV won.Switzerland County  57     Oldenburg Academy  56Greensburg  96     North Decatur  29Trinity Lutheran  55     South Decatur  40Rising Sun  47     South Dearborn  45Hauser  87     Shawe Memorial  49Edinburgh  52     Southwestern  42last_img

No. 1 women’s hockey team cruises past Bemidji State

first_imgFresh off its latest sweep, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is cruising. The Badgers swept conference opponent Bemidji State by scores of 4-2 and 3-1 this weekend. The sweep improved Wisconsin’s record to 23-2-1 and gives the Badgers a six-point lead in the conference. Bemidji State fell to 6-20-2.In Sunday’s contest, Wisconsin and Bemidji State went scoreless through the first half of the game until UW captain Sharon Cole netted her 12th goal of the season. The goal was assisted by Sara Bauer and freshman defender Alycia Matthews.The Badgers quickly followed up with another goal two minutes later. With just under a minute remaining on the power play, Bauer and junior defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar cycled the puck down to junior defender Meaghan Mikkelson, who had pinched down towards the net. Mikkelson’s quick shot easily beat Bemidji State goaltender Jill Luebke.Bemidji State would answer back with their only goal of the game when freshman defender Allison Johanson scored at the end of the second period. It was her third goal of the season.Wisconsin senior forward Nikki Burish tacked on the final goal of the game just a minute and a half into the third period, pushing the final score to 3-1. Skating into the offensive zone, Burish picked her way through the defense and scored from right outside the crease. Burish whiffed on the first attempt before recovering and putting the puck past Luebke.”I was very pleased with the effort from start to finish,” UW head coach Mark Johnson said. “We had a lot of energy and we created a lot of opportunities to score, although we didn’t take advantage of some of those opportunities in the first period [of Sunday’s game].”Saturday’s game was no different. Freshman forward Erika Lawler scored her seventh goal of the season at the end of the first period. The two teams traded scores in the second period. Bauer gave the Badgers a 2-0 lead with a goal, but Bemidji State’s Jenn Sadler answered back, scoring her first goal of the season.Cole, along with freshman forward Angie Keseley, opened up the scoring in the third period, with the two netting goals just three minutes apart. Keseley finished with a goal and an assist in the series, giving her 24 points on the season, while Cole has totaled 30 points on the season.Bemidji State forward Aimee Collins scored her second goal of the season midway through the third period, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Wisconsin’s 4-2 lead.Both games were dominated by the Badgers, who have always played well against Bemidji State. Wisconsin now holds a record of 28-1-1 all-time against the Beavers.”We did get a little sloppy on defense a couple times, but they didn’t get the puck in the net…and overall, I thought we played pretty well,” Johnson said.The series was also notable because Bauer netted three points, which ties her with Sis Paulsen, the current coach of Bemidji State, for the third-highest scorer in the program’s history. Bauer has racked up 130 points in her first three years at UW.With another 48 points, Bauer will take over the number one spot. The junior forward currently leads the nation in points scored with 42. “She’s what we call … the whole package,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “She loves to go to school and she loves to play hockey, and she’s very good at both. She comes prepared for practice and comes ready to play in the games … so it makes our job as coaches a lot easier.”Freshman Jessie Vetter got her third start of the season in Sunday’s game and stopped 21 of 22 shots, performing well when tested repeatedly from close range. She now has earned three victories and no losses.As the Badgers go into the final quarter of the season, they will face only their conference opponents for the rest of the regular season, which amplifies the importance of each series.”Well, the objective is to get better,” Johnson said. “And we’re in the final stretch of the season and every team is trying their hardest, so you won’t see any lopsided games … but everybody can see that light at the end of the tunnel, so every team is playing hard and jockeying for playoff position.”The Badgers will look to continue their success when they take on St. Cloud State this coming weekend.last_img read more

Lakers learn tough lesson in 114-108 loss to Phoenix

first_imgHe set more screens than he would normally in order to let others handle the ball. And he could tell that physically, he was better than in his first game on Sunday.“I felt a lot lighter,” Bryant said. “It’s crazy. I dropped some weight already and I can tell the difference how I move. I still have some pounds to go. I felt better.“I felt good, I felt really comfortable in terms of where to operate from – not so much from the top of the floor but from the elbow and below. Running a lot screen-rolls and putting pressure on the defense that way.”Pau Gasol, still struggling with a sprained ankle, had 19 points but only five rebounds. Meeks had 13 points and the Lakers bench added 43, with Nick Young and Jordan Hill scoring 13 each and Xavier Henry adding 12. Bryant checked in for the final time with 6:11 left and the Lakers trailing, 90-84. But the Lakers’ attempt to catch the Suns was thwarted by their own defensive problems. Phoenix (12-9) scored at will in the final quarter after building a 14-point lead.“We just have to man up a little,” D’Antoni said. “We’re going to have to toughen up. It’s got to be a dogfight out there. That last game we didn’t have it. This game I was hoping it would be a little better, but still not enough.“Defense is communicating and talking and just almost like spitting blood out there. There’s got to be more urgency in our game.”That brings the Lakers to that unknown of when exactly things will begin to settle in on both ends of the court.“Yeah, it’s there, we’ve just got to execute a little better,” Bryant said. “The willingness and the competitiveness are there. We just have to make sure we’re covering the right areas, executing our ideas.”Guard Goran Dragic had 31 points, Marcus Morris 22, guard Eric Bledsoe had 18 points and nine assists and the Suns had little trouble knifing through the Lakers defense.Defensively the Lakers have some shoring up to do, but they’re also busy trying to coexist with Bryant, readjusting to his presence.“The fitting in part, I don’t think it’s bad at all,” Bryant said. “We’re doing OK, we’re getting good shots. Defensively we have some work to do.”It starts in Oklahoma City on Thursday at the outset of a four-game road trip that includes two back-to-back assignments. The lessons were tough in a 114-108 loss to Phoenix at Staples Center, where Coach Mike D’Antoni sent out a new starting lineup and then watched the Lakers try to play catch-up all night as he turned to every combination he could.“Right now we’re struggling,” D’Antoni said. “We’re struggling with our psyche and who we are. It’s a little understandable, but we’ve got to get over this quickly.“I’m not out of my mind just because we’re struggling though that could happen. It’s going to be up to the coaching stuff and players to figure it out.”Joining Bryant as starters were Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Pau Gasol and Shawne Williams. After that, it was search for anything that might work.Bryant looked considerably more crisp in his second game. His first basket was a baseline drive for a dunk. Not the usual elevating flush he’s thrown down so often, but a milestone nonetheless for a guy who didn’t have a working Achilles’ tendon eight months ago. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img It might not be drastic times, but drastic measures might be a common theme for the Lakers for awhile.But if Kobe Bryant can lead the Lakers in scoring with 20 points in only his second game back from a torn Achilles tendon and the Lakers are sliced up at home, there may be no end in sight in figuring out the right combinations.“It’s a learning experience and I mean that in the sense of when you have a young team, you have to remember constantly to remind them that it’s a marathon, not a sprint,” Bryant said. “You have to allow them to play to make mistakes and you have to be there to watch the film with them, go over some things that maybe could have been done differently. “The truth of the matter is we have guys who are capable of operating in the fourth quarter, put pressure on a defense. The important thing is to help them learn.”last_img read more

KCCA FC make history, march into CL Group Stage

first_imgGoal hero Shaban Muhammad. PHOTO VIA @AllanDarren/@LusulireRRESULT: ?? KCCA FC 1 St. George ??   0 (Agg1-0)Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Muhammad Shaban was the hero as KCCA made up for last year’s near miss by becoming the first Ugandan club to storm the African CAF Champions League group stage on Saturday.Shaban’s 47th minute strike made the difference, giving Mike Mutebi’s Kampala Capital City Authority football side a 1-0 aggregate win over two legs in their last-32 2nd leg match at Lugogo.“A very good performance. In the last 15 mintues, we had to suffer. We had to be beasts but in an organised manner. This is a turning point for KCCA because if you are going to be a big club, you need wins like these,” coach Mutebi told the press after the game.The next stage is a lucrative one that Ugandan clubs have never featured in since it was introduced in 1997.Prize money of at least $550,000 (Sh2 billion ) awaits clubs that make it into the 16-club mini-league phase. Football governing body FUFA will also have reason to smile, as national associations receive an additional equivalent share of 5% for each amount awarded to clubs.After coming tantalisingly close to making the last 16 a year ago, KCCA placed a foot ahead two weeks ago after holding Saint George 0-0 in Ethiopia.Ugandan coach Mike Mutebi had three wishes ahead of the match at home: “We must draw a capacity crowd to our stadium, play attractive football and win the match.”He got all three wishes with his side dominating for long spells.St. George’s Ugandan goalkeeper Robert Odongkara conceded defeat.” I congratulates KCCA. We conceded due to a silly mistake but we shall go back to the drawing board,” he said after the game.The celebration at the pavilion as KCCA won Saturday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAHistory madeWhile SC Villa (1991) and Simba (1972) had made it to the final of the African Club Championship before, Ugandan clubs have struggled since the early nineties and have not come close to the Champions League Group Stage introduced in 1997.The great Villa side also made it to the 1992 CAF Cup, losing the final to Shooting Stars of Nigeria.Line-ups Saturday at Lugogo.KCCA FC: C.Lukwago, D.Okot, T.Awany, H.Kavuma, P.Mucureezi, M.Mutyaba, I.Kirabira, A.Okello, M.Kizza, S. Muhammad, Nsibambi Runner-upUS$1.25 million 4th in group stageUS$0.55 million 3rd in group stageUS$0.55 million #KCCAFCStGeorgeFC Tweets ST GEORGE: R.Odongkara, B.Butako, A.Tamene, S.Bargicho, A.Mohamed, A.Umema, M.Bolado, A.Zoko, B.Assefa, A.Malle, S.Abdela****HISTORY OF CAF CL PRIZE MONEY1997-2008In 1997, CAF introduced prize money for the 8 participants in group stage for the first time in a club competition in Africa. Semi-finalistsUS$427,500 4th in group stageUS$190,000 2009-2016In 2009, CAF increased prize money  FinalpositionPrize money Semi-finalistsUS$0.8 million Share on: WhatsApp 4th in group stageUS$0.4 million 3rd in group stageUS$0.5 million Runner-upUS$750,000 FinalpositionPrize money ChampionUS$1.5 million ChampionUS$2.5 million 3rd in group stageUS$261,250 2017-2020CAF increases prize money to be shared between the top 16 clubs  Runner-upUS$1 million Quarter-finalistsUS$0.65 million Semi-finalistsUS$0.7 million ChampionUS$1 million FinalpositionPrize moneylast_img read more


first_imgDavid Lopez711361218%44%$384,858 Peter Eurton32510516%63%$223,160 ASHLEY’S SASSY TAKES TO TURF IN FILLY & MARE SPRINTAshley’s Sassy makes her grass debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs, and if breeding means anything, the chestnut filly should take a liking to the greensward.“It’s her first time down the hill and she seems to like grass,” trainer Peter Eurton said of the 4-year-old daughter of Decarchy out of the Urgent Request dam Ashley’s Folly.“She’s from an all-grass family, that’s for sure, with her mother and Decarchy.”The field: Yana, Agapito Delgadillo, 30-1; My Fiona, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Chati’s On Top, Santiago Gonzalez, 5-1; Heaven’s Stairway, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Velvet Mesquite, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Singing Kitty, Gary Stevens, 5-1; Jenna’s Faith, Drayden Van Dyke, 30-1; Light One, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Qiaona, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Ashley’s Sassy, Alonso Quinonez, 12-1; and also-eligibles Nite Delite, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1 and Princess Bertrando, Abel Lezcano, 30-1. Jeff Mullins1133027%55%$95,980 Mark Glatt3442112%21%$133,420 Martin Garcia4755711%36%$349,884 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Kristin Mulhall1642125%44%$154,310 Steve Knapp1431221%43%$97,570 Tyler Baze9711171111%40%$556,202 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Bob Baffert4276817%50%$463,740 J. Eric Kruljac2032515%50%$75,200 RUN LIKE THE BOSS SHOULD FANCY TURFJoe Talamo has ridden Run Like the Boss twice, winning once, and hopes to add to his success in Saturday’s $200,000 Xpressbet California Cup Oaks for three-year-old fillies scheduled for one mile on turf.“She won first time out and ran third at Del Mar coming off a layoff,” said Talamo, who has been working the gray daughter of Scat Daddy at San Luis Rey Downs for Peter Miller, trainer of  Run Like the Boss for owners J. Kirk and Judy Robison.“I think she’ll love the distance, and even though she hasn’t run on turf, her breeding indicates she can handle it,” Talamo said. “All the Scat Daddys seem to like it.”The Oaks lineup: Just Google Me, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1; Patriotic Diamond, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Hurricaine Callie, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Run for Retts, Tyler Baze, 20-1; Roo’s Valentine, Martin Pedroza, 4-1; Run Like the Boss, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Pacific Heat, Flavien Prat, 9-5; and $25,000 supplemental nominee Cheekaboo, Mario Gutierrez, 4-1. Philip D’Amato47981019%57%$558,210 Robertino Diodoro1234125%67%$96,090 William Spawr1664138%69%$146,914 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 John Sadler323539%34%$176,470 DRINKS ON BOOZER IN $250,000 TURF CLASSIC?SUNDAY RULES VS. MALES IN VALPREDO SPRINTTOUGH IT OUT SET FOR RICH CAL CUP DERBYTALAMO’S FILLY ‘REAL BOSS’ IN CAL CUP OAKSASHLEY’S SASSY IN FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINTMOR SPIRIT DRILLS FOR ROBERT LEWIS STAKES Patrick Gallagher1642225%50%$265,008 ‘GOOD TRIP’ CRUCIAL FOR BOOZER IN TURF CLASSICBoozer makes his second attempt to win the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic presented by City National Bank Saturday when the son of Unusual Heat trained by Mark Glatt for Al and Saundra Kirkwood runs in the mile-and-an-eighth race for four-year-olds and up.The six-year-old gelding is usually on the pace or close to it. Last year, he missed winning the Classic by a neck after leading most of the way under Gary Stevens, who is back aboard Saturday.“It looks like there’s speed in the race and hopefully he’ll relax behind it,” Glatt said. “If he gets a good trip, he’ll be close and we’ll see if we can hang on this year.”The Turf Classic, one of five stakes races worth a total of $1 million for California-bred or sired horses on Sunshine Millions Day: Tamarando, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; G.G. Ryder, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Unusually Green, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Image of Joplin, Agapito Delgadillo, 15-1; defending champion Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 7-2; Grazen Sky, Tyler Baze, 12-1; $25,000 supplemental nominee What a View; Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; Soi Phet, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1; Something Unusual, Iggy Puglisi, 12-1; Poshky, Flavien Prat, 9-2; Boozer, Gary Stevens, 10-1; Awesome Return, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; and also-eligible Cowboy, Jose Verenzuela, 50-1. Edwin Maldonado66126818%39%$392,460 Agapito Delgadillo2945314%41%$119,554 Mike Smith444369%30%$466,320 Brice Blanc222069%36%$214,020 Mario Gutierrez80915911%41%$481,444 Abel Lezcano3031210%20%$133,620 Alex Solis930233%56%$174,634 Richard Baltas4475316%34%$463,934 Karen Headley530060%60%$127,700 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 24) Joseph Talamo8010121013%40%$489,564 Tiago Pereira442525%20%$156,962 Martin Pedroza3952113%21%$94,440 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer5545107%35%$292,022 Drayden Van Dyke5267612%37%$368,634 Peter Miller4873415%29%$256,720 Kent Desormeaux3447512%47%$330,220 Doug O’Neill67891212%43%$407,902 Brayan Pena1520013%13%$36,170 Fernando Perez70841111%33%$424,876 Vladimir Cerin1441229%50%$112,690 TOUGH IT OUT READY TO GO IN CAL CUP DERBYTrainer Phil D’Amato also has Tough It Out entered in the $250,000 California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.A gray son of Grazen, Tough It Out was third behind Found Money in the one-mile King Glorious for state-breds last Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos.“He’s doing really well,” D’Amato said. “He lost a lot of ground in the King Glorious. He ran an extra sixteenth of a mile. Saturday, we’ve got the rail and (leading rider) Santiago (Gonzalez). The horse is ready to go.”The Derby field: Tough It Out, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Smokey Image, Victor Espinoza, 4-5; Record Highs, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Demonslayer, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Glory Bound, Edwin Maldonado, 4-1; Xingontothebone, Martin Pedroza, 8-1;and Loyalist, Flavien Prat, 12-1. Victor Espinoza302617%30%$276,880 Alonso Quinonez403738%33%$162,860 J. Keith Desormeaux2040620%50%$101,170 Steven Miyadi2336413%57%$120,184 Jack Carava1432121%43%$70,360 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 George Papaprodromou1932216%37%$79,030 Gary Stevens2342017%26%$496,930 SUNDAY RULES TACKLES MALES IN CAL CUP SPRINTSunday Rules has been entered to face males in Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint for older horses at six furlongs.It would mark a first for the five-year-old Tribal Rule mare trained by Phil D’Amato for owner/breeder Nick Alexander.“She’s one-for-one on grass and four-for-four on the main track at Santa Anita, so it’s hard to ignore her dirt record,” said D’Amato, the meet’s leading trainer through 19 days with nine victories from 47 starts. He also has eight seconds and 10 thirds.“The field was coming up on the smaller side, so I hoped we’d draw well and sure enough we drew the outside. It’s a good post, she’s ready to go and we’ll give it a shot.”The Sprint field: San Onofre, Alex Solis, 4-5; Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza, 10-1; Old Man Lake, Tyler Baze, 30-1; Richard’s Boy, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Raised a Secret, Santiago Gonzalez, 12-1; Sunday Rules, Edwin Maldonado, 9-5; and Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1. Flavien Prat721141315%39%$556,488 FINISH LINES: California General and VIP packages are available at santaanita.com/events for Saturday’s Sunshine Millions & Wine Festival, which will offer food from some of the best local wineries and food vendors. First post time is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. . . Mor Spirit worked five furlongs in company Thursday morning in 1:00.20 for his three-year-old debut a week from Saturday in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. The winner of the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity had jockey Martin Garcia aboard for the drill. Stablemate Latest Craze was clocked in 1:01.60 . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om, prepping for the Grade II Arcadia Stakes on Feb. 13, worked five furlongs for Dan Hendricks with Gary Stevens in the irons in 1:00.80 . . . Champion Songbird continued to advance for her three-year-old debut in the Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 6 with a seven furlong workout Wednesday in 1:26.60 . . . The first offspring of stakes-winning turf sprinter Lakerville was born Jan. 25 at Harris Ranch in Coalinga. A chestnut filly out of the mare Craven Cottage owned and bred by Bob Huston and Barry Abrams is a half-sister to stakes winners of more than $1.5 million. Appropriately, she was named The First One . . . Jockey Abel Lezcano has been suspended three days (Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 4) for causing interference aboard Mr. Count On Me in Saturday’s sixth race, resulting in a disqualification of his mount from first to third, while Edwin Maldonado has been banned the same days for failure to maintain a straight course on Xerxes after the start of Saturday’s third race . . . Also given “days” were jockeys Abel Lezcano (Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 4) for causing interference on Silent Movies in Saturday’s fourth race, and Bruno Panicucci (Feb. 7, 11 and 12) for interference on Icona in Sunday’s second race . . . Joe Carr, whose British-based Duralock Equestrian is the manufacturer of Santa Anita’s newly installed temporary rail, was a race-day visitor on Thursday. Duralock Performance Fencing, renowned for safety and for its ease of installation and movement, is currently in use at racetracks and equestrian venues throughout the world, including New York’s Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course…Horse player and Thoroughbred owner Bob Carper and Dudley Osborne, agent for jockey Agapito Delgadillo, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 10:50 a.m.; Saturday and 11:20 a.m. on Sunday. Santiago Gonzalez10722141021%43%$801,468last_img read more

18-Year-Old Liberian Eyes NBA Draft

first_imgEighteen-year-old Noah Vonleh’s dream of playing in the NBA will be under scrutiny when the 2014 Draft Combine opens on Thursday in Chicago.American-born Vonleh is the son of Ms. Rennel Vonleh who moved to Massachusetts from Liberia in 1994 after spending some time in the neighbouring Ivory Coast.He is one of the candidates willing to showcase their athletic abilities to executives, scouts, coaches and doctors.Top NBA prospect, Vonleh joins the event with the Big-Ten Conference Freshman of the Year award under his belt, after averaging 11.3 points and 9 rebounds per game at the Indiana University (IU).The 2.08m forward is a very athletic player who still needs to improve some skills including his footwork and ball handling, but this did not prevent him from declaring available for the 2014 NBA Draft.During his press conference – held last month – alongside Indiana University head coach Tom Crean, Vonleh said it was a difficult decision to make, but encouraging messages from friends, former coaches, NBA scouts, critics, media and more importantly, the encouragement from his single mother, made him believe he can succeed in the Draft next month.Vonleh spent only one season under coach Crean, but his numbers and performances kept growing, and he thought it was time to follow the steps of former IU Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller who were selected 1st and 4th in the 2013 NBA Draft.Coach Crean supported Vonleh’s decision, and highlighted his work ethic. “We’re proud of him. He’s got an unlimited future because of his potential, because of his character, because of his work ethic, the talent is there, the weight and the strength that he’s put on in a short period of time,” Crean said of Vonleh.When asked to talk about his game, Vonleh said: “I think I proved that I’ve got a pretty good skill set. I can step out, shoot threes. My post game has gotten a lot better, still a work in progress. I can still improve on it. I can still improve on a lot of things in my shot, getting my release quicker, being able to push the dribble out and do different things like that; just to make myself an overall better player.”Usually the NBA Draft Combine determines whether participants have realistic chances of embracing the NBA world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more