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first_imgOther Hall of Famers who played significant stretches with the Angels – most notably Nolan Ryan and Rod Carew – are shown on their Hall of Fame plaques wearing other caps.The Hall of Fame curators maintain final approval over which cap a player wears, but they generally go with the player’s preference if it’s one of the logical choices.“This is such a proud and special day for Vladimir Guerrero, his family, his countrymen in the Dominican Republic and of course all Angels fans,” Angels owner Arte Moreno said in a statement released by the club. “His election into the Hall of Fame is so meaningful and impactful for so many. We are proud and privileged that he becomes the first player enshrined in Cooperstown wearing the Angels logo. He represented four quality organizations during his playing career and his induction is special for each.”Guerrero said on a conference call Wednesday night that he was “quite thankful to Montreal, to the Expos.”“That’s a team that, after some teams overlooked me in the Dominican Republic, gave me the opportunity to break into professional baseball,” he said. “Always thankful for how I was treated in Canada.”On Thursday, Guerrero credited former Expos manager Felipe Alou for bringing him along as a major league player.“He gave me the opportunity to be an every day player and even though I was a rookie, he was very patient explaining things to me and continued to put my name in the lineup,” explained Guerrero, who shared the dais with Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman, who also were elected to the Hall on Wednesday.Guerrero frequently referenced his mother, who was at Thursday’s press conference in New York and was with him when he received the news of his induction the night before.“There was joy all over the house,” said Guerrero, who retired after the 2011 season with 449 career home runs, 1,496 RBIs and a .318 career batting average. He is the third Dominican to be named to Cooperstown, behind pitchers Juan Marichal and Pedro Martinez.“I will be forever thankful for this day. It is a beautiful moment,” he said. Guerrero said the choice was difficult, apparently with the Angels’ frequent playoff appearances having an impact on his decision.“I toiled over this for a long time,” Guerrero said, with Angels broadcaster Jose Mota acting as his interpreter. “Canadian people mean a whole lot to me. Picking the Angels means a lot because of what it represents, with all the winning.”Guerrero never played in a playoff game for the Expos, for whom he was a four-time All-Star. With the Angels, Guerrero made the postseason in five of six seasons, reaching the ALCS in 2005 and 2009. He also won the American League MVP award in 2004 when he batted .337 with 39 home runs and 126 RBI.Guerrero also had short stints with the Texas Rangers – whom he thanked for getting him to his only World Series, in 2010 – and the Baltimore Orioles.The Angels, who played their first season in 1961, are baseball’s oldest franchise not represented by a player in Cooperstown. The others are the Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, expansion teams created since 1993. There also no players depicted wearing a Nationals cap, although there are three (Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines) who represent the franchise’s origin in Montreal. They began playing in Washington in 2005. The Angels will finally be represented on a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame.Vladimir Guerrero announced Thursday he has chosen to be depicted with an Angels cap on his Hall of Fame plaque.Guerrero chose the Angels over the Montreal Expos – who have since become the Washington Nationals. Guerrero, who was elected to the Hall on Wednesday, spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Expos, followed by six with the Angels.Although his numbers were slightly better, in quality and quantity, with the Expos, he won an MVP and went to the playoffs five times with the Angels.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgLantz says the City can’t keep giving grants for equipment, and each non-profit should budget before fundraising.[asset|aid=1591|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=db4fae17b0d7b6911c57cd5dfd583989-Lantz-rental 2_1_Pub.mp3]He also says non-profits shouldn’t need to rely on the fact that the City has event equipment. Mayor Bruce Lantz says the City needs to get the rental policy sorted out sooner than later.Last week, City Council decided to put off a final decision on the rental policy for the summer. However, Mayor Lantz now says a decision will likely be made at the July 13th meeting.On Monday’s Issues and Answers, Lantz says the he would personally like to see non-profit organizations budget for rental equipment.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1590|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=db4fae17b0d7b6911c57cd5dfd583989-Lantz – rental 1_1_Pub.mp3]The issue has been circulating for a while now. Last month, Trail LeClerc from Systems by Trail said the City’s policy has been taking business away from him. He said customers go to the City because the equipment is cheaper.Meanwhile, Councilors are saying the City doesn’t want to compete with local businesses.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA MELBOURNE-BASED company has won backing from the Victoria State Government to proceed with the next phase of trials into ovarian cancer detection test Ovplex. HealthLinx, chaired by Greek-Australian Nick Gatsios, will conduct the multi-million dollar trial to further the accuracy of the current test in conjunction with the Royal Women’s Hospital, the Mater Hospital in Queensland and experts in Singapore and the UK. Known as a silent killer, ovarian cancer displays very few symptoms in its early stages, making it difficult to detect. More than half of the 1400 women diagnosed in Australia each year do not survive more than five years after diagnosis. This statistic highlights the importance of developing an early detection test. With Ovplex currently proven 94% accurate, HealthLinx scientists have identified two new biomarkers, the proteins that signpost diseases, that researchers believe have the potential to raise the detection rate to 97% accurate. “We’re hoping to reveal the same sort of result, if not better than our first study and to have the independent biostatistician stamp it with statistical significance,” Mr Gatsios told Neos Kosmos. “Our objective is to get it to 97 percent or greater. That would be a best in class in the world. It would definitely be one of the best products that can be used in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer in women.” With the test currently observing five biomarkers, the potential success of the two newly discovered proteins could double survival rates among women diagnosed with the disease from 46% to over 90 percent. “Survival rates if diagnosed early will increase, so if we can diagnose women earlier, which the product can do based on our data set, then clearly you’re going to have an increase in survival rates.” While he is confident of a positive result from the trial however, Gatsios said that developing Ovplex as a screening test for ovarian cancer is a very long way off.  “Specificity needs to be at 99.6 percent and sensitivity needs to be at 75 percent or greater. Whether they’re achievable or not, I don’t know but they’re certainly going to be a little way out, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in order to achieve those numbers.” HealthLinx was founded in 2003 after a conscious decision by then-accountant Gatsios, to move into the intellectual property field. It’s a publicly listed company that focuses solely on researching and developing the Ovplex ovarian cancer detection test. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more