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Lucas not back to best yet – Rodgers

first_img Press Association The 26-year-old was sidelined for nearly nine months after a knee operation last December and although he has made 16 appearances this season his manager knows he needs time. “Lucas will tell you himself he still has a bit to go,” said the Northern Irishman. “When you are out for a year the medics and physiotherapists will tell you to put that time on again before players are back to their best.” Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to make his 200th appearance for the club on Monday night against West Brom but manager Brendan Rodgers believes it will be some months before the Brazilian is back to his best.center_img He went on: “He is someone that is working ever so hard at his fitness. “He has shown a great determination and work ethic to get back to that level and his recent performances have shown he is well on his way to that recovery.” While the return of Lucas in his familiar defensive midfield role has brought some solidity to the team it is the fluidity of the team which has impressed Rodgers recently. “We are showing flexibility in our game,” added the Reds boss. “We know the philosophy and how we want to work but it is important you are pragmatic and you can adapt. “The players have shown that and that is great for us going forward because as we progress we need that going forward.” last_img read more

Miralem Pjanic among the Nominees for the best Player of the Italian League

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s national team player Miralem Pjanic is among the nominees in the competition for the best player of the Italian league.It is a prestigious award at the Gran Gala del Calcio ceremony, with Pjanic among the top five Serie A midfielder, with competition from Piotr Zielinski (Napoli), Josip Ilicic (Atalanta), Nicolo Barella (Cagliari) and Fabian Ruiz (Napoli).Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus), Samir Handanovic (Inter) and Salvatore Sirigu (Turin) compete for the best goalkeeper.Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Milan Skriniar (Inter), Alexander Kolarov (Roma), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Joao Cancelo (Juventus), Giovanni di Lorenzo (Empoli) and in the selection for the best defender Armando Izzo (Turin).In the competition for the best striker are Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Tobacco Zapata (Atalanta), Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina), Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta), Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria) and Krysztof Piatek (Milan).Massimiliano Allegri, Sinisa Mihajlovic and Gian Piero Gasperini will compete for the title of best coach.The awards ceremony will take place on December 2 in Milan, Klix.ba news portal reports.last_img read more

Stinson, DeGroot take lead on West Kootenay X-country tour

first_imgHunter Stanway of J.V. Humphries and Steven Hernandez of Mount Sentinel finished third and fourth, respectively. DeGroot won in Kaslo over Smith, Stanway and Hernandez, respectively.In the Junior Girl’s division Naomi Perkins of Trafalgar edged Totem teammate Tara Yowek to claim the top prize in the Mount Sentinel race. Taylor Wilson of J.V. Humphries finished third followed by Justyne Goulet of Trafalgar.At Kaslo, Darya Huser of Salmo topped the division over the Trafalgar trio of Perkins, Allie Zondervan and Yowek.In the Junior Boy’s race, Conrad Watt of J.V. Humphries edged out Darian Johnson of Trafalgar to win the top prize. Bradley Spurge of Mount Sentinel was third and Everett Hicks of Lucerne fourth.At Kaslo, Micah May won the first Junior Boy’s race of the season over Watt Braeden Zarikoff of Trafalgar and Jamis Beattie of Salmo.The tour shifts to Nelson today for a race hosted by the L.V. Rogers Bombers. The final stop of the regular season goes October 13th in New Denver.The West Kootenay Championships go October 20th in Salmo with the top runners advancing to the East/West Kootenay Finals October 27th at the Camp Busk Cross Country Trails near Apex.The B.C. High School Cross Country Championships are set for November 6th at Oak Bay in [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsBombers Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot look to be the early favourites to win it all on the West Kootenay High School Cross Country tour after the pair captured the opening two races of the season.The two L.V. Rogers racers topped Kaslo’s J. V. Humphries event to open the season before making it two-for-two at the second stop on the circuit last week hosted by the Mount Sentinel Wildcats. Stinson, who dominated the West Kootenay Senior Girl’s division last season, edged out fellow teammate Kiraya Spencer at Mount Sentinel race held near the Slocan Pools in South Slocan.Third was Kia Weir of Mount Sentinel. Ellie Hewat of J. V. Humphries in Kaslo.Stinson opened the season winning in Kaslo over Hewat, Spencer and Laura Hunter of J.V. Humphries.Meanwhile DeGroot also posted his second Senior Boy’s win of the season edging out Lukas Smith of J.V. Humphries. It was the second consecutive race the two have battled for the top spot in the senior boy’s division.last_img read more

HALL OF FAME JOCKEY MIKE SMITH SEEKS SECOND SANTA ANITA DERBY WIN WITH UP AND COMING BOLO, WHO TRIES DIRT FOR SECOND TIME IN WEST COAST’S MOST IMPORTANT KENTUCKY DERBY PREP ON APRIL 4

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 22, 2015)–A winner of a record 21 Breeders’ Cup races and considered by many to be the best big-money rider in American Racing, jockey Mike Smith figures to be a longshot to win his second career Santa Anita Derby with up and coming Bolo, who will try to turn the tables on top-rated Derby contender Dortmund in the 78th running of the West Coast’s most important Kentucky Derby prep on Saturday, April 4.Dating back to Gallahadion in 1940, the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby has produced a total of 17 winners of the Run for the Roses, including two out of the last three–I’ll Have Another in 2012 and California Chrome last year.Trained by Carla Gaines and owned by Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc. and Earle Mack, Bolo, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by Temple City, had won two out of his first three starts with Smith on grass, including the one mile Eddie Logan Stakes on Dec. 27, prior to running a big third, beaten only 1 ¾ lengths, by Dortmund in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 7, which was Bolo’s first-ever start on natural dirt.Although Smith, who’s lone Kentucky Derby win came with longshot Giacomo in 2005, took off of Bolo to ride Ocho Ocho Ocho to an eighth place finish in the San Felipe, he’s more than happy to be back aboard for his next engagement on April 4.Q. You saw Bolo run a big third behind Dortmund in the Grade II San Felipe on March 7. Can he improve enough in the Santa Anita Derby to turn the tables on Dortmund?A. “We’re sure hoping so. He had a slight tendency to get tired the other day. He made a beautiful run, looked like he was going to be a big part of it, but he just got tired. He missed close to three weeks of training in between the Eddie Logan and the San Felipe, so he definitely had a license to need that race and it should move him forward, but you just hope it moves him forward enough.”Q. He’s shown good natural speed on dirt and turf. How important is that to you?A. “It’s good to have a horse that has tactical speed like that, who can put you in the race early and put you in a good spot. It always helps. The first time he ran, he got away real bad. He used to be a little anxious in the gate but he’s gotten a lot better about it and he’s been breaking really well.”Q. He’s by the Dynaformer stallion Temple City and he’s out of a Chief Seattle mare. Does he have the pedigree to be a top-tier Derby candidate?A. “I really think he does. I don’t think distance will be a problem for him whatsoever. Like I said, he got a little tired the other day from missing training but every time I’ve ever ridden him, he’s galloped out like a monster. I don’t think the distance will be a problem, I think it will be a plus.”Q. If Bolo runs a big second or third in the Santa Anita Derby, would you commit to him for the Kentucky Derby, or would you wait?A. “I ride the Arkansas Derby (April 11) after that as well, so I’ll have to see how Far Right (by Notional and trained by Ron Moquett) runs and how Bolo runs in the Santa Anita Derby and go from there. As you know, things can change a lot in these prep races so you don’t want to commit right now. If you commit now and they decide not to go (to the Derby), you may have cut yourself off another horse, so you just want them all to keep taking steps forward and it should be no problem.”Q. If you can take a step back, and assess things as a horseplayer, who’s the best 3-year-old you’ve seen this year?A. “I think Dortmund is the best 3-year-old because he hasn’t missed a beat. He’s the only one that’s been marching straight through. He hasn’t missed training. He hasn’t missed anything. I think he’ll want every bit of a mile and a quarter and he’s already proven he likes Churchill Downs with the way he won there (7 ¾ length one mile allowance win on Nov. 29). American Pharoah ran really well at Oaklawn the other day. I’m not sure how much was in that race and it was his first race back, but he surely can’t be as tight as Dortmund is right now, so I’d have to give the edge to Dortmund.”A native of Roswell, New Mexico, Smith, who will turn 50 on Aug. 10, won the 2007 Santa Anita Derby with Tiago and he was also the regular rider of legendary 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta. SMITH OPTIMISTIC, SAYS ‘EVERY TIME I’VE RIDDEN HIM, HE’S GALLOPED OUT LIKE A MONSTER’ last_img read more

Henry hopeful playing success rubs off on Monaco

first_imgHenry scored a record 51 goals in 123 appearances for France, winning not only the 1998 World Cup but also Euro 2000, while starring for almost a decade at Arsenal before claiming the treble with Barcelona in 2009.“I hope it will be an advantage,” Henry said on Wednesday, when asked how his success as a player would serve him as a manager.“But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy because of that. I think it will help. But there are some great managers who haven’t played football, and vice versa.”The former striker will be joined at Monaco by Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao, under-23 coach at Benfica, and Patrick Kwame Ampadu, coach at Arsenal’s academy and father of Chelsea player Ethan Ampadu.Henry graduated from Monaco’s youth system and made his debut for the club in 1994.“To have the chance to come back is incredible,” he said.“When the offer came it seemed logical to me, it was the choice of my heart. You know my fondness for London, but here is where I started.”Henry’s first game in charge will be against Strasbourg in the league on Saturday with a must-win Champions League tie against Club Brugge four days later.However, he was reluctant to look too far ahead with Monaco languishing 18th in the league after just one win in 12 matches in all competitions this season.“For me, a coach is supposed to make people better first and foremost,” Henry said.“Improving players for me is already a success, but then you have different types of success.“How do you define success? It’s difficult. At a big European club success is winning the Champions League. At other clubs, it’s winning the league or helping players get better.“Long term, it’s really far away when I know the situation we’re in here and what we need to do.”Jardim guided Monaco to the Ligue 1 title in 2017 but was sacked last week after a string of poor results.Club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said there were no fixed goals for Henry, who follows former international team-mates Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira into management.“We haven’t set any objectives for Thierry Henry. Given we’re 18th in the table today, it’s difficult to set an objective,” said Vasilyev.“We need to get out of the relegation zone for a start. We’re not thinking about the end of the season, we’re only thinking about getting out of this difficult situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thierry Henry gives his first press conference as Monaco manager after taking over from Leonardo Jardim © AFP / Valery HACHEMONACO, Monaco, Oct 17 – Thierry Henry hopes his illustrious playing days will help underpin a successful career in management as he embarks on his first top job in club football at Monaco.The 41-year-old French World Cup winner, who had been working as an assistant to Belgium coach Roberto Martinez since 2016, returned to the club where he began his professional career after replacing Leonardo Jardim.last_img read more

Jean Barton: Western Livestock Journal Texas Legacy Tour, day 2

first_imgThe second day of the Western Livestock Journal Texas “Legacy” Tour started with the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock. It is a 19 acre historical park and museum on the campus of Texas Tech University. There are 48 relocated, restored structures from the early days of ranching.The bronze longhorn steers in different poses commemorate the trail drives of the 1860 to 1870s. The rangy animals were driven from South Texas to rail points in the Midwest. Everyone was commenting on the …last_img

Gorman Heritage Farm tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Gorman Heritage Farm is a 122 acre working farm and outdoor education center with a history dating back to 1835. Tour the farm’s three original buildings (the Farmhouse, Spring House, and Bank barn), explore the gardens, and meet the farm’s friendly animals.Before the tour, learn about biochar during a workshop that will include a visit to the farm’s biochar kiln to see how its produced and to the composting area and market garden to see the application steps. Discover the many benefits of biochar, including improving soil structure, water retention, and beneficial microbial growth.Registration: Pre-registration is required for both both events and space is limited to 40 people each. To register for the free farm tour, email [email protected] by July 1. The biochar workshop costs $15. To register, click here.last_img read more

“Living Soil” film released

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Alan Sundermeier, CCA, Ohio State University ExtensionThe Soil Health Institute released Living Soil, a 60-minute documentary about soil health featuring innovative farmers and soil health experts from throughout the U.S. The film is freely available to download and stream at www.livingsoilfilm.com.Living Soil captures the background of the current soil health movement and its momentum, beginning with painful images of the Dust Bowl, and then transitions to personal experiences of innovative women and men who are managing their land to enhance soil health. The film features rural and urban farmers from Maryland to California, selling everything from corn to bouquets, united by their care for the soil.The Soil Health Institute (www.soilhealthinstitute.org) is a non-profit whose mission is to safeguard and enhance the vitality and productivity of soil through scientific research and advancement.last_img read more

Smartsheet and Google Apps: Crowdsourcing Made Easy

first_imgRelated Posts Let’s say you want a list of every Fortune 1,000 CEO in the United States, along with a picture and contact information.You can look through Google. Top page results may help a bit. But to get the granularity you need, top page results can only go so far. What’s the best way to go about discovering and collecting information that is so often scattered and fragmented?Crowdsourcing works but you need a process and a way to organize the information.Smartsheet provides a way to use wikis and spreadsheets for crowdsourcing information from services like Mechanical Turk and Live Works.Smartsheet recently integrated with Google Apps. Clients can work from Google Apps to crowdsource information through Smartsheet.Let’s say you have a list of the startup companies from the top 10 metro areas in the United States. You have the names of the companies in Google Apps. But you are lacking the name of the CEO and any contact information. So, you add some columns and open the Smartsheet application directly from Google Apps.You may now make your request to have the work done for you. Smartsheet opens a service such as Mechanical Turk. You describe the job, what you need and set your price. As the tasks are performed, the new information pops into the spreadsheet. You can then import the spreadsheet back into Google Apps. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair alex williams Smartsheet integrates with a wiki environment. For example, Smartsheet works with Brain Keeper. Structured information from Smartsheet may be imported into the wiki, providing the crowd-sourced data to anyone with access.Crowdsourcing is a classic example of how the enterprise can get information almost immediately that could take hours to collect if done manually by one person. The cost savings alone makes Smartsheet an application worth giving a try.SmartSheet is a subscription service. Pricing starts at $9.95 per month on a per-user-basis. Tags:#enterprise#news 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Court acquits Taulava of P9.5-M tax evasion charges

first_imgRead Next Asi Taulava now can heave a sigh of relief.Filipino-Tongan basketball player Pauliasi “Asi” Taulava has scored against the Bureau of Internal Revenue, as the Court of Tax Appeals acquitted him of P9.55-million tax evasion charges.In a 41-page decision dated Nov. 3, the CTA First Division said BIR failed to prove that it properly served the final letter of demand informing Taulava of his tax assessment for the year 2004.ADVERTISEMENT The prosecution did not present the registry receipt issued by the Bureau of Posts or the registry return card as proof that Taulava was mailed the assessment notice, which he denied receiving.The failure to give due process to Taulava “gives rise to the conclusion that the accused is under no obligation to pay for the subject taxes,” read the decision penned by Associate Justice Erlinda P. Uy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAssociate Justices Roman G. del Rosario and Cielito N. Mindaro-Grulla concurred in the decision.BIR accused Taulava, who currently plays for NLEX Road Warriors and is the oldest active player in the Philippine Basketball Association, of failing to pay his deficiency income tax and value-added tax for the year 2004. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort PBA D-League Draft set Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Duterte calls out gov’t agencies: Simplify transactions or I’ll kill you? PLAY LIST 02:24Duterte calls out gov’t agencies: Simplify transactions or I’ll kill you?01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The said assessments were stated in separate assessment notices dated Jan. 5, 2009. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments MOST READlast_img read more