Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Sep 2019 10:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Advertisement Liverpool keeping tabs on former Arsenal star Donyell Malen Malen has two caps for the Netherlands (Picture: Getty)And the Sun claim that Liverpool are keeping track of the 20-year-old as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his frontline.AdvertisementAdvertisementPSV are desperate to keep hold of Malen but could do little to stop Liverpool should they make a move for the forward.The Reds failed to make a signing last summer following their Champions League win but Klopp will be given funds to strengthen in January as the club look to end their wait to win the Premier League.Klopp’s side can restore their five-point lead at the top of the table with victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.MORE: Watching, Frank? Callum Hudson-Odoi sends message to Lampard with goal for U23s Advertisement Donyell Malen is attracting interest from Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are monitoring PSV Eindhoven star Donyell Malen with a view to making a move for the Dutchman.The forward spent two years at Arsenal before leaving the Gunners for PSV in 2017.The 20-year-old broke into the team last season and he’s made a scintillating start to this campaign, scoring nine times in 12 matches for the Dutch giants.Five of those goals came in a victory against Vitesse last week and Malen’s been rewarded for his fine form with two caps for the Dutch national side.ADVERTISEMENT
NEW YORK – Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American/Jamaican actress Kerry Washington will be honored with an ‘Artistic Achievement Award’ at Jamaica’s 57th Independence Black Tie Gala, slated for the Hilton Westchester Hotel, Rye, New York on August 10, 2019.Daughter of Jamaican motherBorn in New York City to parents Valerie (Moss) from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica and Earl Washington, from South Carolina.Kerry’s career took flight in 2004 when she appeared as Della Bea Robinson, the wife of musician Ray Charles, in the biopic Ray. She won “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” for Ray at the NAACP Image Awards in 2005.Washington is best known for her portrayal of Olivia Pope in the ABC TV drama ‘Scandal’ – that has earned her several Emmy, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Golden Globe nominations – and for her portrayal of lawyer/academic Anita Hill in the 2016 HBO film ‘Confirmation,’ which she executive produced under the banner of her production company Simpson Street.In 2018, Washington starred on Broadway in ‘American Son,’ which has since been shot as a movie and will premiere on Netflix in Fall of 2019. Washington serves as executive producer.She also recently appeared in ABC’s live presentation of ‘The Jeffersons’ as Helen Willis alongside Wanda Sykes, Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx and is currently in production on ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ for Hulu, which she and Reese Witherspoon both executive produce and star in.“We are extremely proud to honor the talented Kerry Washington at our Jamaica Independence Gala” said event Chairman/Producer Sephron Mair.“Kerry is an outstanding actress and movie director and is the first woman of color to headline a network TV drama since 1974, when she starred in Scandal. In 2013 she was ranked #2 on the 100 Most Beautiful People list by People Magazine” he added.The Black Tie Gala – Jamaica’s marquee Independence celebration in New York – is being held under the distinguish patronage of the Minister of Tourism, the Hon Edmund Bartlett, who will bring greeting on behalf of Jamaica.Also in attendance and acting as ‘Brand Ambassador’ will be the Hon Lisa Hanna, MP and 1993 Miss World winner.The Keynote Address will be delivered by United States Federal Judge, the Hon. Norman Hemming. The event will be attended by over 1,000 celebrants under the theme ‘Celebrating Brand Jamaica.’Part proceeds from the Gala will be donated to Food for the Poor, Jamaica (FFP), the largest charity organization in Jamaica and Food For The Poor Inc., located in Florida, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States.
Facebook79Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County REALTORS AssociationThe Thurston County Realtors Association (TCRA), one of the South Sound’s largest business trade organizations, installed their 2018 president, officers and board members at their annual Luncheon and Holiday Charity Auction on December 7, 2017. The event was held at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia and drew almost 200 attendees.Thurston County Realtor Past-president Rae Anne Toth (l) with newly-installed 2018 President Tonia DeBeaux (r). Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORSThurston County Realtors Association 2018 officers installed at the event are:President: Tonia DeBeaux, John L Scott, LaceyPresident-elect: Kevin Gordham, Keller Williams Realty South SoundTreasurer: Andrea McGhee, Fairway Independent Mortgage CorporationTreasurer-elect: Kevin Sparks, Sparks Northwest InsuranceSecretary: Stacie Belman, First American Title CompanyPast-president: Rae Anne Toth, Keller Williams Realty South SoundAlong with its officers, 10 of the local organization’s board members were also sworn in.Realtors’ Golf Tournament Committee presented a check to the Thurston County Food Bank. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORSThurston Realtors have recently raised nearly $30,000 for local charities, efforts that were recognized at their holiday event. One item on the agenda was the presentation of a $7500 check—proceeds from their annual fundraising golf tournament—to the Thurston County Food Bank.Also, the wreaths, arrangements and baskets contributed by local businesses and individuals that were auctioned at the luncheon raised a total of $5000 that will be distributed to each contributor’s favorite charity.And finally, The Salvation Army recognized the $16,775 the Realtors raised during its annual “Realtor Ring Day” in early December when more than 100 association members from 13 real estate offices rang bells in different locations in Thurston County.Salvation Army’s Richard Pease thanks Realtors for their Ring Day. Windermere Olympia Realtor Gregory Moe who organized the Day is to the right. Photo courtesy: Thurston County REALTORS“The Salvation Army in Thurston County touches lives every day by being part of a community safety net,” said Richard Pease, Envoy-in-Charge for The Salvation Army-Olympia Corps when he addressed the crowd. “Realtors are also part of building the community by finding people the right home for their families. The funds that you raised out at those kettles will help us provide rent assistance, or help with utility bills or mortgage payments so people don’t lose their homes. It will also help provide the more than 12,000 meals a month we serve at the Community Kitchen, in partnership with Catholic Community Services, in downtown Olympia. We appreciate Realtor Ring Day. You have set a high standard for others.”Newly installed 2018 TCRA President Tonia DeBeaux said Realtors in 2018 intend to work even harder to contribute to local Thurston County communities, something the organization has done for more than 90 years.“As real estate professionals, we brag about the quality of life we have here every day while we help our clients find their place in the community. It is why we want to contribute. Whether it is cleaning up an historic cemetery, painting homes for Homes First, contributing to the local Food Bank, ringing bells for the Salvation Army or serving on one of the many non-profit boards here, our members are committed to carrying on our strong legacy of community giving.”
Chad BrownJavier CastellanoBob EdwardsKristine EdwardsPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf was New Money Honey. And we’re joined now by the winning connections from right to left, trainer Chad Brown, jockey Javier Castellano, owner Bob Edwards and his wife, Kristine Edwards. Thank you all for being here. Congratulations. Congratulations to you all. Chad, let’s start with you, and maybe you can just give us your impressions of how the race was run.CHAD BROWN: Well, Javier gave her a beautiful trip. We talked about it, if she could break clean and be up in the forward group and somehow get clear at some point in a big field, which is a lot to ask, she’d have a good shot because she’s training so well. I’ve had so much success with Javier, and we have great chemistry together. He studies the races very well. And if he’s ridden a horse before, he learns a lot from it and applies it to the next race.This is a situation of a young horse that’s getting better and a jockey that really understands her, and just executed a perfect plan once we put him up on the horse.THE MODERATOR: Javier, you did ride her your first two starts. Tell us what you learned and what unfolded today?JAVIER CASTELLANO: I really like the way she did it today. I’m very satisfied, and I have a lot of confidence with the filly. And thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, for the opportunity, and Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown, he’s got something special for me, and I really appreciate him for that, because I had a lot of confidence in putting a lot of successes together, and he gave me something special today to perform the horse with the best part. And approaching to 14 horses is not easy in the Breeders’ Cup, and especially when you have a young horse. The filly, she’s amazing. She’s a great developer. She’s got a good mind. She saved on the first turn, she cut it off, and she went through the little hole, and then I tipped her up on the side and she gave me a powerful kick and run the last part of the race.THE MODERATOR: Bob, your impressions and what this experience and what it feels like to win this race?BOB EDWARDS: It’s a great experience. We’re new owners, as you guys know. We have not won a maiden, as you know. We’ve only won Stakes races thanks to great horses, great talent, great Bloodstock agents, and we’re pretty excited for her to take her talent down to South Beach.THE MODERATOR: It’s nice when you can only win Stakes races. Chad, the Miss Grillo, what a race, the key race in here. Your other filly ran well and came on at the end too. So just talk about the turf juveniles coming out of New York today?CHAD BROWN: Yeah, they ran well. It’s been a key prep race for this particular Breeders’ Cup Race. It’s the third time we’ve won the race, and all of them were Miss Grillo winners, New York has a fantastic program. And I need to give them credit because great training facilities. I do all my training back home before I ship in for these races, and they always make the turf course available and around weather and whatever I need back home at my home base. Even if the Breeders’ Cups not held there. So thanks to NYRA, for allowing us the facilities to get this filly here. It is a strong group. My other horse came on strongly.I tell you, it was a really good field. Again, we’ve competed in this race virtually every year since they’ve had it, and I thought this was one of the stronger editions of it on paper.Q. Chad, third race of her career, a performance like this. What’s it say about her future?CHAD BROWN: I’ll tell you, I think sky’s the limit for her. I think a mile is about as short as she wants to run, and Javier and I spoke about it in the days leading up to the race and all the way to the paddock about how she has a great post and she’s training terrific. But a mile is just a tough short for her, and you’re going to have to really work out a good trip. I think with that said, with all the big races next year being longer than a mile, I think this filly has an unbelievable future, and it’s the first horse in this race I’ve ever cross-entered in the dirt race because she trains well on dirt as well.So we’re going to enjoy this. She won on the turf. Thankfully we made the right call. But it’s not even out of the question that we give her a spin on the dirt before a race like the Kentucky Oaks just to be sure. I think she’s that talented.FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports