Make Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates your New Year’s Resolution

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Foot and Ankle Surgical AssociatesAfter overindulging in all things nice, but not necessarily healthy around the holidays, it is not surprising that the number one New Year’s resolution amongst the population is to lose weight. Running, whether it be indoor or outdoors, is a popular choice for those wanting to burn calories effectively. But, before we reluctantly pull on our trainers and mentally prepare for the run ahead, have we thought to check the condition and health of our feet?Wearing incorrect and/or inappropriate running shoes for your feet or an ineffective running style can contribute to callous and corn build-up. It can also contribute to running injuries, including lower back, leg, knee, ankle and foot pain. A podiatrist can effectively advise on the best or most appropriate footwear, as well as provide biomechanical assessments and/or prescribe orthotics (also known as orthotic insoles, shoe inserts, or orthoses) where appropriate to restore natural foot function.If weight loss is what you’re interested in we have brought in a state of the art medically supervised weight loss program which we have had amazing success with. This four-phase partial meal replacement protocol targets fat while preserving muscle. It’s a temporary treatment plan only available through licensed healthcare professionals who can provide one on one weekly support and education that helps you not only lose weight, but keep it off.If you would to find out more information or would like to book an appointment in our Tumwater, Yelm or Centralia clinics please contact our patient services team who will be able to help you out with your questions. Call #360-754-3338 or visit www.anklefoot.netlast_img read more

Sort and Clean Your Storage Spaces Safely this Summer

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Gabby Byrne for Thurston County Public HealthYou know when you’ve got it—that “cleaning bug” that comes along when the weather gets warm, and the breezes come in off the Puget Sound. One look at the crowded closet, overflowing garage, and high stacks in the outbuildings tells you it’s time to tackle your storage spaces. But there may be a few safety issues you haven’t considered.Heatstroke can happen whether the sun is shining or not. Put simply, heatstroke is when your body overheats, and it can be very serious or even life threatening. Working hard in a stuffy location, without a lot of airflow can increase the likelihood of heatstroke. A headache, confusion, sweating and nausea are all common symptoms. The most important thing to do if you, or someone you’re with, may be suffering from heatstroke is to help them cool down. Get into the shade, cool down in water (from a hose or shower), drink water, and if it gets worse, or doesn’t improve quickly, call a doctor. Know your tolerance for heat, and take it slow.Mold and Mildew growing on the underside of a roof. These spots can hide spiders and other pests.Wasps and spiders easily take up residence in the dusty boxes and musty rafters of our storage spaces. More often than not, they are compelling, and sometimes yell-inducing, discoveries. Occasionally, however, they can be a real health risk. Thurston County, like most places, has a variety of wasps, yellow jackets and hornets. If you have an allergy to these beasties, plan carefully before tackling a space they might call home. Have access to a phone, and to emergency medication. If you encounter wasps, leave the area as quickly as possible, without running or thrashing. The State Department of Health offers good advice on what to do if you think you’ve got wasps.Thurston County has relatively few spiders that can cause harm. One that can, however, is the black widow. While uncommon, black widows, hiding in woodpiles, meter boxes, or under eaves, can cause a painful, and sometimes dangerous bite. Other spiders, like the yellow sac and hobo spider (which spins a funnel shaped web) though also uncommon, can cause painful bites that should be seen by a doctor. The hobo spider is considered one of many “aggressive house spiders,” but is the only one whose bite may impact a person’s health. Despite their alarming size, the giant house spider is basically harmless, as are wolf spiders that tend to come into houses in the fall. You’ll be relieved to hear that Brown Recluse spiders don’t occur in western Washington.Ticks Identification of ticks can be difficult, and determining the risks for tick-borne disease is based on available data, which can be patchy. There are ticks in western Washington, and some of them can carry serious disease. Ticks tend to prefer wooded, brushy areas, or high grasses. Reduce rodents (which can harbor ticks) and if you’re working in tick habitat, take precautions. If you find one on yourself, or on a pet, you can send it to the State Department of Health for identification.Rodents can be a nuisance, and can carry disease. Bites, contamination, and even breathing germs stirred into the air from cleaning up droppings, can make people sick. Deer mice are the carriers of hantavirus—a rare, but potentially fatal disease. If you plan to clean up an area that you suspect has rodents in it, prepare to do it safely.Tetanus germs live in soil, and can infect a person through a puncture wound or scrape. Sometimes called Lockjaw, tetanus is a serious disease which can lead to death. Luckily, it’s easy to prevent. While children are routinely given a tetanus vaccine (most commonly in conjunction with their diphtheria and whooping cough vaccine), adults should get a tetanus vaccine every ten years. The CDC offers a good overview of this rare, but serious, disease.Paints, Poisons, and Pesticides can also impact your health. If you plan to clean a space where these items are stored, consider safely recycling them. If you’re not sure where to take an item, or whether it can be recycled, use the Thurston County web site data base— and use the search bar to help you make look up your item and determine the best way to dispose of it. Lastly, consider not using chemicals around the home and yard at all! There are many other ways to approach plant and insect pests. Grow Smart Grow Safe is a great resource to learn more about your options.Summer is a great time for those long-put off cleaning projects. Whether you’re diving into the basement, or scouring your outbuildings, take the time to do it well and protect your health.last_img read more

Teacher, Arts Supporter Cheryl A. Cummings Dies

first_imgCheryl A. Cummings, 56, of Little Silver, formerly of Freehold, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Riverview Medical Center after a brief illness.Hundreds of mourners gathered at John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank on Oct. 31 to say goodbye to Cummings, a treasured friend, noted teacher, arts supporter and enthusiast and devoted mother and grandmother. Friends and colleagues repeatedly remarked how much Cummings had touched thousands of lives.Cummings received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her master’s degree from Monmouth University.She recently retired from Brookdale Community College after 28 years as a communications professor and the executive director for the Brookdale Network.Post retirement she embarked on a new career and completed culinary school at Brookdale and started her own pastry chef business called Cher Bread in Little Silver.An avid supporter of Monmouth Arts, Cummings served on the strategic planning committee, the development committee of the MoCo Arts/Business Partnership and was instrumental in the Monmouth County Teen Arts Festival.Cummings was involved with Monmouth Arts as the head of 90.5 The Night and then the Brookdale Network even before she became a board member. As a board member for almost nine years she was instrumental in developing the strategic direction of Monmouth Arts. She used her marketing and leadership skills to further the impact of Monmouth Arts and to benefit the entire arts community.
“Cheryl was the rare leader who saw the big picture and could deal with all the details,” said Mary Eileen Fouratt, executive director, Monmouth Arts. “She led by example and made you want to be better person. We will miss her tremendously but will endeavor to live up to her ideals.”Eileen Moon of Atlantic Highlands said she and Cummings were professional colleagues who shared many associations and interests over the past two decades. “Cheryl was a warm, friendly, competent colleague who shared my love of music and the arts,” she said. “It was great to see her thrive in her second career as a pastry chef and delight in being a new grandmother. I think Cheryl would want us to remember to cherish every day and to value every relationship as I know she did.”“Cheryl was a friend and mentor to so many people in the Two River area and throughout Monmouth County,” said Laura Kirkpatrick, director of Public Information and Tourism, Monmouth County. “Cheryl had a passion for life, friends and family. I am blessed to have crossed paths with her and shared personal and professional experiences. She was an avid student of communications; always helping her friends and students connect with each other to improve their lives and find their passions.”Cummings also served as an advisory board member of the Friends of Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center.last_img read more


first_imgKENT DESORMEAUX FEARS NYQUIST IN KENTUCKY DERBYKent Desormeaux hopes to land his fourth Kentucky Derby if Exaggerator can win the Run for the Roses on May 7, but presently, like many others, he had a one-word response when asked who Exaggerator or any other Triple Crown hopeful would have to beat to win the mile-and-a-quarter classic on the first Saturday in May.“I could say one name: Nyquist,” said Desormeaux, who captured the Run for the Roses in 1998 (Real Quiet), 2000 (Fusaichi Pegasus) and 2008 (Big Brown). “Nyquist only beat us a length and a half in the San Vicente (Feb. 15), so in retrospect, that speaks volumes.“Exaggerator is a very, very good horse, and I’m hoping that the Mike Tyson punch he took from Nyquist at the quarter pole in the San Vicente was the reason he didn’t perform to the team’s expectations.“It was a significant blow, but I’m excited to try again in the Santa Anita Derby. Knowing what I know and seeing what I’ve seen about the Kentucky Derby this year, we’re all going to have to catch Nyquist.”THOROUGHBREDS members at Santa Anita Saturday can receive free an exclusive Santa Anita Derby T-shirt with paid admission while supplies last.Also Saturday, there will be a Derby Day Infield Brewfest offering delicious food and craft beer at a day-long party. Packages are available at post time Saturday is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.D’AMATO SEEKS UPSET OF 1-9 CHAMP SONGBIRD            Bellamentary is the second choice in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks. Problem is, Songbird is 1-9, Bellamentary is 10-1, quite a disparity.But as hot as trainer Phil D’Amato is these days, Bellamentary could be an overlay. The trainer has won five times in the last two racing days and holds a 37-33 lead over Doug O’Neill in a bid for his first-ever training title.He is not bordering on delusional when assessing Bellamentary’s chances of upsetting Songbird, the champion two-year-old filly of 2015 who is unbeaten and untested in six starts.“We’re just hoping we see where we stand against the best filly out there,” D’Amato said. “If we can be placed, that would be great. It would give us points for the Kentucky Oaks.”The Santa Anita Oaks offers 170 points for the Kentucky Oaks, 100 to the winner, 40 for second, 20 for third and 10 for fourth.The field for the Oaks: Songbird, Mike Smith, 1-9; She’s a Warrior, Gary Stevens, 15-1; Jade Princess, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Kay Kay, Alonso Quinonez, 30-1; Forever Darling, Martin Pedroza, 10-1; Mokat, Flavien Prat, 12-1; and Bellamentary, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1. TEXAS RED RUNNING, WEATHER OR NOTTexas Red, the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, is scheduled to make his four-year-old debut in Saturday’s Grade III Thunder Road Stakes for older horses at one mile on turf whether it’s run on grass or not.“I think we’ll run whether it’s on or off the turf,” trainer Keith Desormeaux said Friday morning as an indecisive weather pattern held sway.“The only way we wouldn’t run would be if the main track looks dicey.”Texas Red has not raced since finishing fifth in the Grade I Travers at Saratoga last Aug. 29, and has never run on turf. His long-range goal, Desormeaux has said, is the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25.The Thunder Road: Poshky, Tiago Pereira, 15-1; Si Sage, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; Cool Green, Abel Lezcano, 30-1; Papacoolpapacool, Mike Smith, 12-1; Decisive Edge, Brice Blanc, 15-1; Twentytwentyvision, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Texas Red, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Finnegans Wake, Victor Espinoza, 9-2; De Treville, Fernando Perez, 15-1; Soul Driver, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Play Hard to Get, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1; and Ohio, Gary Stevens, 4-1.McHeat was scratched. McANALLY EYES ‘JUAN’ MORE WIN SUNDAY            Ron McAnally knows his way around Santa Anita, having been at The Great Race Place since 1948.While not in Charlie Whittingham’s category, he knows his way around the San Juan Capistrano Stakes, too, having won Santa Anita’s traditional closing day feature twice, with Horse of the Year John Henry in 1980 and Amerique in 1998.Whittingham holds an insurmountable record with 14 victories in the San Juan Capistrano.The 84-year-old McAnally will try to reduce Whittingham’s margin by one on Sunday when he runs Quick Casablanca in the Grade III San Juan scheduled for about a mile and three quarters on turf.Quick Casablanca rallied three wide to be second in the Grade II San Luis Rey Stakes at 1 ½ miles on turf March 13.            “Turning for home Tyler (Baze) had to swing him out, but the horse has been training very well,” McAnally said. “I don’t know how a wet track would affect him or if it will be taken off the turf or what, but we’ll take it as it comes.“The added distance should be a benefit. In the San Luis Rey he kept coming even after he got in trouble turning for home. He was still closing and wasn’t beaten that far.”In 27 career starts, the eight-year-old Chilean-bred horse has a 4-8-6 record with earnings of $689,160. Quick Casablanca has run 15 times in the United States, all but two in stakes, and was second in the San Juan in 2014.McAnally didn’t have a Senior Moment in analyzing Sunday’s marathon.“I’m not going to set any records,” he said, “because Charlie Whittingham won it 14 times, but I hope I live that long. I’m still above ground.”The San Juan field: A Red Tie Day, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Cardiac, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Energia Fribby, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Kenjisstorm, Edwin Maldonado, 8-1; Bourbon Soul, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Generosidade, Tiago Pereira, 4-1; Blingo, Alex Solis, 6-1; Quick Casablanca, Tyler Baze, 7-2; Life’s Journey, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; and Generoso, Martin Pedroza, 20-1. Fernando Perez18719212410%34%$975,877 KEITH L. STUCKI, TRAINER OF ANCIENT TITLE, PASSES AT 96Keith L. Stucki, trainer of one of the greatest California-breds of all-time, Ancient Title, passed away at his home in nearby Bradbury this past Tuesday at age 96, according to his granddaughter, Shannon Hinkley.“He lived a full 96 years, believe me,” said Hinkley. “He shared the same birthday as John Wayne, May 26, and he was always so proud of that. He met John Wayne on the backside here at Santa Anita many years ago. My grandpa would have been 97 next month.”Stucki, patriarch of a fun-loving racetrack family that included three daughters and two sons, was born May 26, 1919, in Paris, Idaho. The son of a trainer, Stucki aspired to be a jockey and his first “big time” racetrack experience, according to Hinkley, came at Longacres, near Seattle.Stucki then gravitated to Southern California, where he galloped the immortal Seabiscuit for trainer “Silent” Tom Smith.Selected for induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2008, Ancient Title, a dark bay or brown gelding by Gummo, was foaled on April 19, 1970. He would go on to become a multiple stakes winner on turf and dirt, both sprinting and routing.Undefeated lifetime at seven furlongs, Ancient Title first garnered national acclaim in 1975, when at age five, he won the Grade II, seven furlong San Carlos Handicap, the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Californian (at Hollywood Park), the Grade I, 1 ¼ miles Hollywood Gold Cup, and, in a performance that proved pivotal in eventually persuading voters of his Hall of Fame worthiness, the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.Media savvy and quick with a quip, Stucki often referred to “Title,” with his hands stretched out to frame his face, as “The best horse who ever looked through a bridle.” Although Ancient Title retired with 24 wins from 57 lifetime starts, with earnings of $1,252,791, Stucki opined that his best-ever performance may’ve been a third place effort in the 1977 Oak Tree Invitational, run at Santa Anita over 1 ½ miles on turf.Ridden by Darrel McHargue, Ancient Title forced the issue with champion Crystal Water every step of the way through splits of 24.20, 47.20, 1:11.60, 1:36.80 and 2:01 .60 and was coming back on at the wire to be beaten a neck and a nose, by Crystal Water and Vigors, with the final time reading 2:26.40.Preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, sons Keith L. (K.L.) Jr. and Kevin, Keith Stucki is survived by his daughters Gaylord, Golly and Veronica (Charlie) and several grandchildren, including former World Champion Speedway (motorcycle) racer, Billy Hamill. Plans are for him to be buried in Idaho. Martin Pedroza1191713814%32%$456,685 TRUMAN FAMILY AND RACING LOSE BIGGEST FAN            The Truman family not only lost its matriarch, racing lost one its biggest fans last Saturday when Maxine Truman died only one day after her 100th birthday.She was the mother of trainer Eddie Truman, 69, and brothers, Dale, 77, and Jerry, 76. All three are former jockeys, avid bicyclists and devoted to their family. They would bring their Mom to the winners’ circle after a victory, wheelchair and all.“Jerry had come up from Florida for her birthday,” Eddie said. “We were going to take her to the races, which she loved. She wasn’t feeling well but she hung in there and I believe was waiting for Jerry to get here for her birthday.“One day later, she died. I just think she waited and then she let go. I guarantee you she would have died four or five days sooner if she didn’t know Jerry was coming to join his grandson and the rest of the family to celebrate her 100th birthday.”Eddie got a call with the fateful news at 6:35 a.m. April 2 from the Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury where Maxine was a resident. Maxine will be buried April 16 in Mulvane, Kansas, southwest of Wichita. FINISH LINES: Santa Anita’s main track was closed for training Friday due to inclement weather. Track Superintendent Dennis Moore had the track sealed after Thursday’s last race, but reported only “a couple-hundredths” of an inch of rain as of 9 o’clock Friday morning. There were 37 recorded workouts on the training track . . ..Pasadena Stakes winner Dress in Hermes was scratched Friday. “He got loose today and I don’t want to take a chance running him until I can check him out,” trainer Janet Armstrong said by phone from her headquarters at San Luis Rey Downs . . . Bob Baffert is set for a live interview 4:30 today on KLAC 570 AM Sports Radio on the Petros and Money Show . . . Reports of an elevated white cell blood count on Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist were a matter of opinion, according to Leandro Mora, assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill. “One lab had it high, but another had it normal,” Mora said at Santa Anita Friday. “The horse is kicking down his stall at Keeneland.” . . . Alan Sherman, at Santa Anita where he will saddle Mucho Chrome for father Art in Saturday’s 12th race for three-year-old California-bred maiden allowance horses, says California Chrome is “just standing up to his knees in grass and relaxing” at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky after his dramatic win in the Dubai World Cup on March 26. “He looks great there. He’ll probably be back in California the first week in May, right around Derby time.” . . . Judy Weinstein of Marketing is the 3-1 favorite to win the Women’s Division of Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby Day 5K run, while Steward Scott Chaney is 1-9 (Songbird?) in the Men’s Division. The top three finishers in each category receive medals . . . Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic tomorrow between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to the 5K Run and Walk. Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame. Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner Derby Day morning can enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3. Gates 3 and 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m. Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive . . . Edwin Maldonado (Sunday Rules for Phil D’Amato), Drayden Van Dyke (Birdatthewire for Tom Proctor), Martin Garcia (Enchanting Lady for Baffert) and Alex Solis (Super Majesty for Steve Asmussen) have those respective mounts in Saturday’s Grade I Madison at Keeneland. Garcia also rides Donegal Moon for Todd Pletcher in the Blue Grass . . . Agent Tora Yamaguchi has leading rider Rafael Bejarano booked on American Pioneer for Wayne Catalano in next Saturday’s Arkansas Derby and on Santa Margarita winner Tara’s Tango for Jerry Hollendorfer in next Friday’s Grade I Apple Blossom at Oaklawn . . . Trainer Gary Stute was happier for jockey Matt Garcia than he was for himself Friday after they teamed to win their first race of the meet when Stir Fry, a three-year-old daughter of stakes-winning Papa Clem which Stute trained, scampered home first by nearly two lengths as the odds-on favorite in Thursday’s fifth race. “It was great, good to see him win a race,” Stute said of veteran Garcia, recently returned from major injuries that had him sidelined several months. “I thought he rode the horse perfect and everything worked out well.” . . . Gaming Today handicapper Richard Saber will be Tom Quigley‘s guest Saturday at 10:50 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Santa Anita’s 63-day Winter Meet ends Sunday. Live racing returns to The Great Race Place May 5 and runs through July 10. Joseph Talamo26132273112%34%$2,125,973 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano30272583324%54%$3,403,031 Martin Garcia14221161615%37%$1,229,326 Philip D’Amato15537242524%55%$1,876,570 Kristin Mulhall54128322%43%$437,190 Santiago Gonzalez26947343317%42%$1,898,601 Richard Baltas12521201617%46%$1,354,764 David Lopez18424172413%35%$775,726 Flavien Prat27546514417%51%$2,814,531 John Sadler9414111015%37%$903,869 Drayden Van Dyke18218183010%36%$1,117,842 Tyler Baze29232464511%42%$1,634,981 IT COULD COME UP ROSES FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY WINNER With all due respect to the Florida Derby and other so-called “Kentucky Derby preps,” Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby seems the saltiest so far.So says trainer John Sadler, a Californian through and through, born in Long Beach and a resident of Pasadena, just a few furlongs from Santa Anita.“The Santa Anita Derby looks like it will be the strongest of all the Kentucky Derby preps because of the depth of the field,” said Sadler, who also took time to note the achievements of Southern California-based horses racing worldwide, from the Middle East to the East Coast.“I’m a lifelong Californian, so it’s no surprise to me that California horses are doing so well in places like Dubai and Kentucky and Florida, but it is kind of an amazing trend, really,” said the trainer of champion Older Female of 2015 Stellar Wind.Horses based in Southern California have won the Kentucky Derby three times in the last four years and two have gone on to be named Horse of the Year, California Chrome (2014) and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (2015). The Santa Anita Derby has produced 17 overall Kentucky Derby winners.“It seems like it’s happening every year now,” Sadler said. “We’re coming out with the stronger horses. We have great weather, no question, and Southern California is a great place to train.“And it may not be readily acknowledged, but we’ve got a lot of accomplished trainers here in California, when you think about it.”The Santa Anita Derby offers 170 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby: 100 to thewinner, 40 for second, 20 for third and 10 for fourth.The field for the Santa Anita Derby, race eight of 12: Denman’s Call, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Exaggerator, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Danzing Candy, Mike Smith, 9-5; Mor Spirit, Gary Stevens, 8-5; Smokey Image, Victor Espinoza, 15-1; Iron Rob, Stewart Elliott, 12-1; Rare Candy, Joe Talamo, 30-1; Diplodocus, Tyler Baze, 30-1; and Uncle Lino, Fernando Perez, 20-1.            Dressed in Hermes was scratched. Peter Miller14420152214%40%$833,140 Steven Miyadi7513151017%51%$410,727 Bob Baffert10822181820%54%$1,656,170 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS SANTA ANITA DERBY IS THE STRONGEST PREPRED HOT D’AMATO TRIES TO TOPPLE SONGBIRDNYQUEST DESERVING CHOICE FOR THE ROSESIT’S TEXAS RED RAIN OR SHINE COME SATURDAYKEITH STUCKI, TRAINER OF ANCIENT TITLE, PASSES McANALLY EYES SAN JUAN WIN ON CLOSING DAYTHE BUCK STOPS AT 100 WITH MOTHER TRUMAN Mario Gutierrez17921312412%42%$1,269,014 Edwin Maldonado20943222221%42%$1,408,760 Kent Desormeaux14023262316%51%$1,739,039 Peter Eurton9715241215%53%$1,064,857 (Current Through Thursday, April 7) Jerry Hollendorfer15424161816%38%$1,765,358 Doug O’Neill19733282617%44%$1,583,232last_img read more

Go for Gold signs Paul Desiderio

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Paul will be a big boost to us offensively. He’s one of the best players in college basketball now,” he said as the Cebuano guard replaces JK Casiño in the roster.Tiu shared he has been craving for Desiderio’s services when he was building up his Go for Gold squad, but coach Bo Perasol wanted all of his Fighting Maroons to focus on the team’s preparations for the upcoming UAAP Season 81.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Paul was actually one of the first persons that I wanted to get when we formed the team, but he had some obligations to do for his school,” he said.But desperate times call for desperate measures, and Tiu finally got the green light from Perasol just in time for the Scratchers to make their late rally to make it to the top six. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Desiderio will make his debut for go for Gold on Monday against Wangs Basketball-Letran.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEyeing one last push in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, Go for Gold signed Paul Desiderio for the remainder of the conference.Scratchers coach Charles Tiu welcomed the arrival of the cold-blooded scorer from University of the Philippines in hopes of improving the team’s even 4-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 “I’m very grateful that coach Bo allowed him to play for us,” he said.The 21-year-old Desiderio averaged 16.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in his fourth year in UP, leading the squad to a fifth place finish this past UAAP Season 80.He last saw action in the D-League for Cafe France back in the 2017 Aspirants’ Cup.Tiu said Desiderio is definitely a big addition to the team, but the problem will be his familiarity with the squad as he seeks to quickly blend in with J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, ex-pro Jerwin Gaco, and young forward Justin Gutang.“The challenge will be to integrate him to our team. It will not be easy,” he said. “We have a system on offense and defense that he has to adjust to in two practices only. It will be very tough and honestly, it is a bit of a gamble to make a change this late with short preparation time. But we need to win the last three games to make the playoffs and it’s all or nothing.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hotshots prepare for worst heading into Game 2last_img read more

Mbappe fires France to World Cup quarters

first_imgEmbattled Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli had promised an “aggressive, attacking” approach from his side.But his fears over the superior speed of the French strikers were quickly proven right when Mbappe sprinted from his own half until he was hauled down by Marcos Rojo.Antoine Griezmann coolly converted the 13th minute penalty.But Mbappe’s PSG teammate Angel Di Maria levelled with a 41st minute long-range stunner and the South Americans were back in what was proving a superb match.Argentina took a 2-1 lead minutes after the restart when Gabriel Mercado clipped Messi’s low curling shot past Hugo Lloris, but that was Messi’s only real contribution in the match.Defender Benjamin Pavard’s stunning half-volley levelled for France on 57 minutes and as Argentina lost hope, Mbappe struck in the 64th and 68th minute to seal France’s place in the last eight.The last time France lost a World Cup game after taking the lead was in 1982, against Poland.Argentine had calls for first-half penalties too when the ball skimmed Samuel Umtiti’s arm, then when Messi tumbled as he was played into the area, were waved away.France had looked in control, but the stakes changed dramatically minutes before the interval.Cristian Pavon, on the left flank, found Di Maria unmarked 25 yards out from goal and he unleashed a thunderbolt that flew past a diving Lloris and into the top right-hand corner.Di Maria, one of several Albiceleste players criticised for underperfoming in their group games, made amends by setting up Argentina’s second.Billed as Messi’s chance to reignite stuttering Argentina’s hopes, the thrilling last 16 clash in Kazan instead saw 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe grab the limelight as he became the youngest player since Pele in 1958 to score two goals in a World Cup match.He twisted and turned on the left side of the area to win a free kick, after Pavard’s tug, and when Banega’s free kick was cleared by Pogba it fell to Messi.His curled shot looked innocuous, but Mercado stuck a foot out to wrong-footed Lloris.Minutes later, Les Bleus were level, Pavard matching Di Maria’s effort with a superbly-struck half-volley with the outside of his right boot that spun past Argentina ‘keeper Franco Armani after Blaise Matuidi’s wayward cross found the Stuttgart defender.Despite a late consolation for Argentinan when Sergio Aguero headed Messi’s superb long cross past Lloris in stoppage time, Mbappe had already well and truly stolen the show.When Matuidi’s shot was blocked just after the hour, Mbappe was on hand to restore France’s lead with a low shot past Armani.Four minutes later the teenager ran on to Olivier Giroud’s perfect pass on a France counter to drive it low past Armani and spark mass celebrations on the French bench.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kyllian Mbappe celebrates one of his two goals during the World Cup Round of 16 match against Argentina on June 30, 2018. PHOTO/FIFAKAZAN, Russia, Jun 30 – Teenage star Kylian Mbappe struck twice and earned another goal as France finally found their attacking edge to beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina 4-3 and move into the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Saturday.Billed as Messi’s chance to reignite stuttering Argentina’s hopes, the thrilling last 16 clash in Kazan instead saw 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe grab the limelight as he became the youngest player since Pele in 1958 to score two goals in a World Cup match.last_img read more


first_imgHIGHLAND RADIO’S John Breslin admits that most people think he has the cushiest number in the world.Tell a couple of funny gags from the morning papers, spin a few discs between 7 and 10am and the rest of the day is his.But the truth is that the Peter Pan of Donegal’s most-popular radio station has more jobs than the IDA. Because when the father-of-three stops releasing those little light-hearted bubbles of information over the airwaves and hand’s over the microphone to Shaun Doherty, his day is only just beginning.“I only wish I finished at 10am. A lot of people do think that. But they’re obviously not the same people that get telephone calls from me to check their adverts if they have a business.“I do sales for the Letterkenny area for the station and that’s a very busy number. And although some people might think I just make it up as I go along, a little bit of work has to be done preparing the next day’s show,” he admits.John started life as a chef having trained in Killybegs Catering College and served his time in the kitchen of the supertrawler the Veronica. But he was soon making his own waves after a stint with pirate station KTOK.John struck up a relationship with a certain Charlie Collins who invited him on board the good ship Highland radio in 1992 – and the rest is history.John initially filled in for everybody and anybody including Heather Patterson and Ashley Martin before making the Breakfast Show his own a couple of years later.John, 44, says he doesn’t have any big secret as to why the show is so popular apart from the fact that people like his easy-listening style.“I try not to bombard people with too much too early in the morning. I like the fact that I can choose the music and people have responded quite well to that. “It’s light-hearted and it’s fun and I throw in some different bits of information I might have picked up that morning. Yeah it seems to work well,” he says in a very casual John Breslin style.He does admit however that he appreciates the pressure that is on his shoulders especially in the current cold snap when thousands of parents and pupils listen to see if their school is closed or open for classes.“I used not to think about it but now I do. A lot of people are depending on me breaking the news to them and it’s a big responsibility to have in a community,” he says.When he does get some spare time, John is one of the first names down on the Highland Radio football team and loves nothing better than some down time with the family – wife Sinead Bradley and the couple’s three daughters Keira, 5, Aoife, 4 and Sarah, 2. John says he’s more than comfortable having fronted the Breakfast Show for almost 18 years.But not even two decades rising at 5.45am each weekday morning will ever help him forget his most embarrassing moment live on air.“It has to be the time I was talking about Bob Geldof. I meant to say he was the man who masterminded Live Aid but of course I said he was the man who masturbated Life Aid. I just had to carry on as if nothing had happened and then die later,” he admits.So the next time you hear Breslin slipping on the latest CD from the past or telling the story about the world’s biggest cat, think about all the hard work that has gone into it.And remember that he’s not heading back to bed at 10.30am…..or so he says!EndsDONEGAL’S REAL BREAKFAST ROLL MAN! was last modified: December 21st, 2010 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)last_img read more

70th birthday and charity hack raise €2,740 for Raphoe’s Riding for the Disabled

first_imgTwo fantastic fundraisers have gathered €2,740 for the Raphoe and East Donegal branch of Riding for the Disabled.Mr Graham Bell recently held his 70th birthday party in aid of the volunteer group. He and his guests gathered €2,040 to make a very generous donation to his chosen charity.The money was gratefully received following a presentation by Mr & Mrs Bell with Adeline Temple, Suzanne Carroll, Jacqueline Witherow and Isobel Roulston from Raphoe and East Donegal RDAI. Mr & Mrs Bell with Adeline Temple, Suzanne Carroll, Jacqueline Witherow and Isobel Roulston from Raphoe and East Donegal RDAIAlso in June, the Tir Conaill Riding Club hosted a charity ride-out at Lough Eske to raise €700 for the group. The members took part in a 16km trek across the Bluestack Mountains before Mr Noel Cunningham and Harvey’s Point Hotel provided a beautiful lunch afterwards. Raphoe and East Donegal RDAI are very grateful to all concerned for their kind contribution  and generous hospitality.Tir Conaill Riding clubRaphoe’s Riding for the Disabled is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of horse riding and carriage driving. 70th birthday and charity hack raise €2,740 for Raphoe’s Riding for the Disabled was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Raphoe and East Donegal branch of Riding for the Disabledlast_img read more

Ohio farmers rally to help Nebraska colleagues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentOhio farmers from various parts of the state made the long trek to Nebraska at the end of March to help fellow farmers as they recover from the worst flooding in the state’s history.A “bomb cyclone” left behind unprecedented flooding in many parts of the Midwest, with more than $1 billion in damage in Nebraska alone, as well as long-term disruptions to markets throughout the country and devastation for farm families.Anyone who wishes to make a contribution to help Nebraska farmers recover can do so through the Nebraska Farm Bureau disaster assistance fund set up for relief efforts. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Ag Professionals Committee also has donated $1,000 to the relief effort.Ohioan’s help was gratefully received in the Cornhusker state. Visit links to media coverage of relief efforts by Ohio farmers below:Ohio’s Country JournalFarm and DairyKearney Hub (Nebraska)107.9FM KITC Radio (Nebraska)Nebraska TVCAPTION: A group of farmers making up Ohio’s Rural America Relief left for North Bend, Neb., at the end of March. The group included Greg Hartschuh, Rose Hartschuh, Ashley Weaver, Bill Jordan, Brandie Finney, Caleb Rausch, Candace Lease, Chad Gebhardt, Derek Looker, Emily Rudd, Ethan Hall, Fred Durant, Jason Hartschuh, Jerry Holman, Joel Griffin, Kayle Roe, Kelsie Williams, Kurt Weaver, Luke Dull, Matt Dauch, Matt Reese, Matt Rudd, Nadine Miller, Ron Hurst, Sam Kline, Sara Tallmadge, Tom Miller, Tyler Miller and Zolton Feldman.Photo provided by Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal.      Leave a Commentlast_img read more

PBA: Almazan, Camson ejected after trading punches

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Almazan retaliated, gracing Camson with an elbow to the face then punches were thrown before players Ronald Tubid, Don Trollano and the referees helped pacify the situation.Both were ejected after getting slapped with a flagrant foul penalty 2.The two met while being escorted by security on their way to their dugouts on opposite ends of the Cuneta Astrosome hallway and got into a heated verbal exchange.Rain or Shine leads, 44-40, at the half as of posting.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: Levi’s Jordan IV is classic rock and rap combined Almazan and Camson got tangled near basket while fighting for positioning during a rebound play. Camson appeared to hit first with an elbow that triggered the scuffle. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraqcenter_img 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding WARNING: This video contains strong language.Heated hallway exchange between Almazan, Camson after getting ejected. #PBA2018 | @MarkGiongcoINQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) January 20, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe game between Rain or Shine and Kia turned ugly after Elasto Painters center Raymond Almazan and Picanto big man Eric Camson traded blows late in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more