Midfielder Lampard signed for Major League Soccer side New York City following his release by Chelsea, only to make a surprise return to the Barclays Premier League with the champions, who along with New York Yankees baseball team purchased the MLS expansion franchise. The good form of the 36-year-old, who scored twice in the midweek 7-0 Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday to add to the goal against his former club, has led to speculation City will look to extend the loan stint which currently runs to the start of January. The 2015 MLS season is set to start again in March, and Lampard insists there have not yet been any discussions with City over his future past the end of the year. Wenger, who brought former Gunners captain Thierry Henry back from New York Red Bulls during the MLS close season in January 2012, believes any extension of Lampard’s current arrangement might not sit well, even if it would be within Premier League guidelines. “You always have two judgements, one is moral and one is legal and it just depends what you consider,” said Wenger. “I think ‘is it legal?’ You have to respect it after that and the player has to deal with his decisions. “I respect the fact he wants to play at the top level and he maybe didn’t have that opportunity any more at Chelsea. “I don’t really know (what) is behind all that. “Was it always his plan to go to New York and go to Man City? I am not sure. “I genuinely think he wanted to go abroad and to New York, and (then) suddenly was offered this solution to come back to the Premier League and he took it. “He could explain that much better than I do, I don’t know what is behind that.” A potential extended loan spell for Frank Lampard at Manchester City could raise moral questions over the transfer, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Press Association
One for the record books.#ClipperNation | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/7nkLLGsFhQ— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) April 16, 2019″But that’s what’s special — not winning the game — you could hear them in the locker room. They’re not talking about that, they’re talking about coming back and winning.”They have expectations, this team. No one wants to agree with us, and that’s fine. We’re fine with that.”But we have our own expectations and we’re going to keep them.”Lou Williams, who came off the bench to lead the Clippers with 36 points, admitted the turnaround was surreal.”I just got lost in the moment,” he said. Rivers’ team now hosts the two-time defending champions on Thursday in Game 3, and the Clippers coach said his players want to use their historic success in Oakland as a springboard for the remainder of the series.”That’s not enough for us,” he told reporters of the comeback. “We didn’t come here for that.”This is special. You’re down 30 on the road to anybody, you come back, it’s special. Related News DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Warriors center ‘out for a while’ with quad injury Stephen Curry, Warriors won’t dwell on historic loss: ‘The wheels fell off’ Doc Rivers insists the Clippers will not rest on their laurels having overcome a 31-point deficit against the Warriors to even their Western Conference first-round series.The Clippers pulled off the largest comeback in NBA playoffs history Monday as they rallied from a seemingly lost position in the third quarter to win 135-131 at Oracle Arena. “I was trying to cut the lead down. I know we were down 30 at one point, I just got lost in the moment.”I really can’t recall a moment that I thought the momentum was changing. It probably was like a 3-point game. That’s when I kind of realized, ‘Oh, we got a shot at winning this game.'”I think I went into another place after that.”
A group of U.S. doctors with Taiwanese backgrounds is traveling to Switzerland this month to petition for the Asian island’s inclusion in the World Health Organization. “It’s not fair to 23 million people,” said Simon Lin, an anesthesiologist in Hacienda Heights. “We hope to get our voices heard. Don’t let this issue become too political.” About 20 doctors and their spouses plan to make their case by rallying in Geneva when the annual WHO summit starts May 14. The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles could not be reached for comment. Autonomy is a sensitive subject on both sides of the strait, and for local Taiwanese transplants. Though the island is a de-facto independent country with a separate government, China insists that Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are all part of China. Simple words are charged with politics, and even what restaurant people eat at can have connotations. Proponents say they are only asking for observer status within the WHO, and argue that viruses transcend national boundaries. But things aren’t so simple. “When you’re dealing with Taiwan and China, it’s all political,” Rosen said. “Even if you say it’s just about health, if Taiwan is given some special status, it suggests to the mainland that this is a step toward independence.” In the meantime, local doctors continue to try to raise Taiwan’s profile in the world of medicine. Since 2003, NATMA has organized volunteer doctors and dentists on trips to Central America to offer aid. The group has visited Panama, Granada, and Guatemala, said Arcadia’s Victor Lin, who chairs the international medical mission committee. “We see ourselves as Taiwanese Americans. We need to build these bridges, let people know that Taiwanese doctors have compassion,” said Lin, a dentist in San Gabriel who visited Geneva last year. “Even though we don’t know when we can reach this goal \, we still have to let our issues be known.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They argue Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations agency is critical in an age of global travel, and point to the SARS epidemic in 2003 and the pandemic threat of avian flu. “Taiwan needs a channel to access info from the WHO,” said Lin, who first went to Geneva with the North American Taiwanese Medical Association in 1997. “The mission of WHO is health for all. You should not discriminate.” However, China’s One China policy, and its worldwide clout, means that only a handful of countries recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation. The island is not a member of the United Nations. “Taiwan wants more international space,” said Stanley Rosen, director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC. “And the mainland is trying to restrict their space as much as possible. “This is one of the areas where Taiwan thinks it has the best chance of succeeding \ it’s not going to happen as long as China is against it.”
23 March 2015South Africa faces New Zealand in an ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final at Eden Park in Auckland on Tuesday. And the opportunity to play in his first World Cup means “everything” to middle-order batsman David Miller.The 25-year-old says the pressure moments that come with playing in a World Cup event are a privilege and an experience that every cricketer works towards.“It’s the first World Cup for me and it’s a dream come true,” Miller said in Auckland on Sunday. “To be in a semi-final, that’s another notch on the belt. I’m really excited for what is coming on Tuesday, it’s going to be a great game ahead. New Zealand are playing really well, we are playing really well, so it will be a good contest.” WATCH: South Africans across the country and the world will be supporting our boys for the semifinals. Watch Jean, Ernie Els, Bryan Habana and others get behind our boys. #ProteaFire “There is obviously a lot of pressure,” Miller said. “A lot of things going on in your head but it’s actually a privilege to be in [a pressured] position. The guys have worked really hard in their careers, all the highs and lows come down to a moment like this.”New Zealand are unbeaten in the tournament, and as one of the host nations, enter the match as the favourites.Miller says it will come down to whoever can absorb the most pressure during the key moments, particularly against a side that has been dominant with both bat and ball.“We have had a game plan over the past two years that we have been sticking to,” he explained. “It’s about everyone coming through at the right times when the team needs them. Pakistan wasn’t a great result but the consistency we have had as a team over the last while has been phenomenal. For us taking that confidence of what’s happened in the past in to Tuesday’s game will be vital. And obviously assessing the situation on the day.”The Eden Park field dimensions bring a unique factor towards preparation for the match, and will need a change in approach from the batsmen, particularly with the short straight boundaries.This tour is Mmiller’s first visit to New Zealand. “It’s good to have already played a game [at Eden Park] to get a feel of the ground. The dimensions of the field are really straight and short, long on the square boundaries, so it’s something to get used to.”The Castle Lager Proteas face New Zealand at Eden Park at 3am on Tuesday. Catch the match live on SuperSport 2, SABC 3 & 2000FM. Build up starts at 2am, play starts at 3amWORLD CUP MATCHESGroup matches15 February, 3am: South Africa beat Zimbabwe.22 February, 5.30am: India beat South Africa.27 February, 5.30am: South beat West Indies.3 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Ireland.7 March, 3am: Pakistan beat South Africa.12 March, 3am: South Africa beat United Arab Emirates.Quater-finals18 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground19 March, 5.30am: India beat Bangladesh, Melbourne Cricket Ground20 March, 5.30am: Australia beat Pakistan, Adelaide Oval21 March, 3am: New Zealand beat West Indies, Westpac Stadium, WellingtonSemifinals24 March, 3am: South Africa v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland26 March, 5.30am: India v Australia, Sydney Cricket GroundFinal29 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket GroundSource: Cricket South Africa and ICC
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Corn & Wheat (OCW) is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Reynolds to its staff.Brad ReynoldsAs the Communications Director, Reynolds will be responsible for leading the development and execution of annual communications plans for Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, the Ohio Corn Checkoff and the Ohio Small Grains Checkoff. He will also serve as an industry spokesperson and media liaison throughout Ohio and the U.S.Reynolds comes to Ohio Corn & Wheat with 15 years of advocacy and government relations experience with the State of Ohio. Most recently, Reynolds served as the Senior Communications Manager on the Division of Disability Determination team at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. There, he served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team providing strategic planning on all communication activity.“Brad’s government relations experience and communications expertise will make him a valuable addition to our team,” said Tadd Nicholson, Executive Director of OCW. “We’re excited about his leadership abilities and look forward to seeing how he will help us continue to grow and support Ohio corn and small grain farmers.”In addition to his prior leadership experience, he has also worked with state and federal legislators as a registered lobbyist with the State of Ohio. He holds a B.A. from Georgetown College in political science and communication arts and an MBA from Franklin University.“I’m looking forward to using my past experience to help Ohio Corn & Wheat continue to flourish,” Reynolds said.
TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Curry raised eyebrows on Monday when he became the latest basketball player to advance a conspiracy theory, echoing Kyrie Irving’s assertion in 2017 that the Earth was flat.Speaking on “The Winging It” podcast, Curry said he had doubts about whether NASA had actually put a man on the Moon in 1969.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chief“We ever been to the moon?” Curry asked on the podcast, before several fellow guests replied: “Nope.”“They’re going to come get us,” Curry added after advancing the theory. “Steph, so much respect for you, but re the moon landing thing, let’s talk,” Kelly wrote. “DM me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies,” he added.Curry’s remarks drew a bemused response from a NASA spokesman, who invited the two-time NBA MVP to a tour of the agency’s facilities.“We’d love for Mr Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets,” NASA spokesman Allard Beutel told The New York Times.“We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”Retired US astronaut Scott Kelly, a veteran of four space flights and former commander of the International Space Station, meanwhile weighed in on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ FILE – Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors plays against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 01, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors ace Stephen Curry is no stranger to the occasional moon shot.But the NBA star’s suggestion that the lunar landings may have been an elaborate hoax has left NASA puzzled.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sparring partner confident Manny Pacquiao can KO Adrian Broner Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments
Expectations are rising at Florida.In 2015, Florida went 10-4 on the season, ultimately getting slaughtered in the Citrus Bowl 41-7 by Michigan. This year, however, the team has higher hopes for production. Mark Kierce created an epic hype video to prepare Gators fans for what he suggests could be one of Florida’s strongest seasons. “The optimism in the air is awesome. The excitement in the air is awesome. The gays are ready to get after it,” the video shows head coach Jim McElwain saying of his team to the media. “They’ve put in a ton of work for 15 opportunities.”The Gators are looking to play 15 games this season – that means a chance at a national championship.Check it out:What are your expectations for Florida in 2016?The Gators open their season Sept. 3 against UMass.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Avi Toomer’s layup with 1.6 seconds left in the game completed a ferocious comeback with Bucknell climbing out of a 26-point hole in the second half to clip Army 64-63 in the Patriot League opener for both teams Wednesday night.And for good measure, Toomer blocked Army’s final shot, securing the win.Nate Sestina scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the comeback. All but one of his rebounds came off the defensive boards. Kimbal Mackenzie scored 15, making 9 of 10 free throws, and Toomer scored seven.Army has lost four in a row. The Black Knights enjoyed a 37-13 halftime lead, shooting 15-for-32 with five 3-pointers while Bucknell (7-6) was thrashing — hitting just 4 of 27 from the floor and committing 10 turnovers.The script flipped after halftime with the Bison outscoring Army 51-26. The Black Knights made 10 of 33 shots after halftime, including just 2 of 17 from distance.Matt Wilson led Army (5-9) with 20 points and 15 rebounds for his fourth career double-double.The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – ATCO Two Rivers and Home Hardware Building Centre have joined forces to assist Old Fort Residents in replacing fridges and freezers damaged during the recent slide.Doug Gallinger, co-owner of Home Hardware Fort St. John, says they will be offering discounts to Old Fort residents.“What we are doing is taking 25-percent off the manufacturer suggested retail price and they (ATCO) are providing $500 of a rebate to the customers,” said Gallinger. To get the rebate, residents must follow these steps:Step 1: Stop by St John Advertising and Promotion to register your household and receive your gift pack of gift certificates if you haven’t already done so. SJA Promo will provide you with a registration form, and a number from their map to take to Home Hardware. In addition to the gift certificates in your gift packs, there is a 15% Save-On-More coupon which is intended to be used when you are ready to do a significant shop to re-stock your fridge and freezer!Step 2: Bring SJA Promo registration form along with supportive ID showing Old Fort residency to Home Hardware and talk to the Kitchen Design Team to order your fridge and/or freezer.In stock items will be available immediately. Otherwise, the Kitchen Design Team will assist you with your order, working with appliance reps to ensure your personal needs are met.For further information on this initiative, you can contact Home Hardware at 250-787-0371, or stop by the store to speak to them in person.The offer is available until December 1, 2018.