Pos.: Point guardAge: 32Notes: 12 seasons in NBA, six with Clippers; nine-time All-Star, nine-time All-Defensive TeamCareer: 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 2.3 steals2016-17: 18.1 points, 9.2 assists, 2.0 steals The first blockbuster trade of the NBA offseason came Wednesday with the Clippers, after being informed that Chris Paul intended to sign with Houston as a free agent, trading their All-Star point guard to the Rockets for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell, Darrun Hilliard, DeAndre Liggins, Kyle Wiltjer, a 2018 first-round pick and cash considerations.Here’s a quick look at the players involved:TO THE ROCKETS:CHRIS PAUL TO THE CLIPPERS:PATRICK BEVERLEYPos.: Point guardAge: 28Notes: Five seasons in the NBA (all with Houston); two-time All-Defensive TeamCareer: 9.3 points, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals2016-17: 9.5 points, 4.2 assists, 1.5 stealsSAM DEKKERPos.: Small forwardAge: 23Notes: Two seasons in the NBA (both with Houston); 18th overall pick in the 2015 draft; missed most of 2015-2016 season with back injury2016-17: 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 60 3-pointers (32.1%)LOU WILLIAMSPos.: Point/shooting guardAge: 30Notes: 12 seasons in the NBA; 2014-15 Sixth Man of the YearCareer: 12.8 points, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals2016-17: 17.5 points, 3.0 assists, 163 3-pointers (36.5%)MONTREZEL HARRELLPos.: Forward/centerAge: 23Notes: 2 seasons in the NBA (both with Houston); 32nd overall pick in 2015 NBA DraftCareer: 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 65.1 FG pct.2016-17: 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.7 blocksDARRUN HILLIARDPos.: Shooting guardAge: 28Notes: 2 seasons in the NBA (both with Detroit); 38th overall pick in the 2015 NBA DraftCareer: 3.6 points, 0.8 assists, 31 3-pointers (32.2%)2016-17: 3.3 points, 0.8 assists, 12 3-pointers (26.1%)DEANDRE LIGGINSPos.: Point guardAge: 29Notes: 4 seasons in the NBA (with five teams); 53rd overall pick in 2011 NBA DraftCareer: 2.1 points, 0.6 steals2016-17: 2.5 points, 0.8 assists, 17 3-pointers (34.8%)KYLE WILTJERPos.: Power forwardAge: 24Notes: 1 season in the NBA (with Houston); signed as an undrafted free agent in 20162016-17: 14 games, 3.1 minutes, 0.9 points Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
– ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2016)–Whenever the legendary mare Zenyatta’s name is mentioned, expectations run high. And so was the case leading into Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita, a $56,000 maiden special weight for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, as Zenyatta’s second foal, a Jerry and Ann Moss homebred colt by top sire Tapit, named Ziconic, made his career debut.Breaking from post position five in a field of seven, the John Shirreffs-conditioned Ziconic, with Gary Stevens aboard, was devoid of any early speed and was more than 15 ½ lengths off the lead after a half mile. Coming to the quarter pole though, Ziconic was in high gear and although he was next to last turning for home, he rallied in a manner reminiscent of his mother to finish third, beaten 1 ¾ lengths.“We knew he was going to break slow and it took him a little while to get wound up,” said Stevens. “I was at the three eighths pole and was so far back I said ‘Buddy, your momma could win from here, do it!’“I told John that I never got to ride the big mare Zenyatta, but I know what she felt like now. They’re going to have a lot of fun with him. The best part is that he enjoys his job. He loved what he was doing today, especially that last eighth of a mile.”As for Shirreffs, who trained Zenyatta through 19 victories from 20 starts, including the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2009, he was understandably pleased with Ziconic’s first performance.“He warmed up well and he did as good as he could do today,” he said. “You always have expectations. You dream. With Zenyatta, we realized those dreams.”Given Zenyatta’s come from behind style of running, Shirreffs was asked if he felt a small sense of déjà vu as Ziconic’s debut unfolded.“When they were going down the backside, I said ‘My goodness, I hope some things change, and they did,” he said. “We didn’t really know that much about him. He’s been working okay and we wanted to see what he’d do. He’ll run in a (two turn) maiden race next time.”Stevens, who was pinch hitting for fellow Hall of Famer Mike Smith, who is serving a three-day riding suspension, was struck by the crowd’s reaction.“I’ve never been cheered when I got third in a maiden special weight before, but the whole day has been fun,” he said. “It’s an honor to get to ride him. John had a big smile on his face when I came back. He’s a man of few words, but that smile said it all.”The race was won by another first time starter, Fast Munny, who paid $25.80 to win. Fractions on the race were 22.10, 44.34 and 1:10.20. JERRY & ANN MOSS 3-YEAR-OLD HOMEBRED SON OF TAPIT DRAWS HIGH PRAISE FROM STEVENS
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An updated vegetable production guide for commercial growers in several Midwestern states is now available.The 2016 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is available for $10 plus tax and shipping and can be purchased at Ohio State University Extension’s eStore, estore.osu-extension.orgat go.osu.edu/BKYx. The guide includes management tips from nationally known horticulture experts, including from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The guide is for commercial growers in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri and focuses on vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control and disease control measures. New this year, the guide also contains information on how to sequence cover crops with vegetable crops, and includes a revised table of post-harvest handling and storage life of fresh vegetables.The publication includes information from Gary Gao, an OSU Extension specialist and associate professor of small fruit crops at Ohio State’s South Centers in Piketon; Brad Bergefurd, an OSU Extension horticulture specialist; Matthew Kleinhenz, a professor in the college’s Department of Horticulture and Crop Science; Luis Cañas, an Ohio State entomologist and expert on greenhouse ornamentals; Casey Hoy, head of the Agroecosystems Management Program at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; Jim Jasinski, an OSU Extension educator and integrated pest management specialist; and David Francis, a researcher at OARDC’s Wooster campus and professor of horticulture and crop science.The guide includes information on:• Soils and fertility.• Transplants.• Irrigation, mulches and frost control.• Pollination.• Pesticide information and safety.• Organic vegetable production.• Weed management.• Disease management.• Slug and snail control.• Crop recommendations.The 212-page book also includes an index table to record pesticide applications and written notification for Environmental Protection Agency worker protection standards. The guide also lists contact information for Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri pesticide emergency centers and poison control centers and includes some color photos.It may also be ordered through OSU Extension county offices.
Jamaica Bedding and Ojay Koolerswill be donating 2,000 plastic drums to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), to assist in their cleaning-up efforts in the Spanish Town, Old Harbour and May Pen areas. The drums will be handed over to the NSWMA at a ceremony, to be held at 29 East Street,Old Harbour,St. Catherine, on Thursday, December 20,starting at 10:00 a.m. Community Relations Manager at the NSWMA, Shauna Guthrie, said the initiative is to get persons to containerise their solid waste, in an attempt to lessen littering in public places. “The NSWMA is challenged on a daily basis with cleaning major thoroughfares, and our biggest issue is persons not containerising their waste. We hope with the distribution of these drums, persons will be motivated to dispose of their solid waste in the receptacles provided,” she urged. Mrs. Guthrie emphasised that keeping Jamaica clean should be everyone’s business if, as a nation, “we are to achieve the goals outlined in the Country’s National Development Plan, Vision 2030, which is to make Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families, and do business.” “We want persons to get into the habit of using the bins, because keeping Jamaica clean is a fifty-fifty thing, which means that each person is responsible for managing their solid waste,” she said. Mrs. Guthrie noted that the drums will improve efficiency, in terms of cleaning the towns. “Our turnaround times will definitely be reduced, when we go into the various towns for cleaning purposes. The placement of the bins will guarantee easier access for us to empty solid waste into our available units,” she informed. Mrs. Guthrie is urging the public to use the bins that will be provided, so that the towns will be kept clean at all times. “We are appealing to persons to stop littering their surroundings, because it makes our streets and towns look untidy,” she said.