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first_imgWhatever the reason, Greinke dominated the Diamondbacks, giving up two hits in seven scoreless innings and the Dodgers snapped Arizona’s five-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory. “This is probably maybe the second time he’s had this kind of stuff,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Hopefully we’re trending toward this more consistently.” Greinke (7-2) struck out seven and walked two. He also had a career-high three hits. “That is how he won a Cy Young right there,” said Arizona’s Jason Kubel, who with Minnesota saw Greinke a lot when the pitcher was with Kansas City. “He has great stuff and he swung the bat well, too. He throws hard. He throws that hard slider and it is hard to pick up until it is too late and his location is big for him. He had it going.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Greinke has won four in a row but he hasn’t exactly been electric recently. In his previous start against Colorado, he allowed five runs and six hits and walked seven in six innings. That prompted some work to alter his mechanics. “It’s got to be more consistent,” he said. “Today was good but it can’t just be one game and then a couple of OK games and then a bad game and then a good game.” Greinke was 0-2 with an 8.71 ERA in four previous starts at Chase Field. “I’ve pitched really bad here,” he said, “some of my worst games ever at this place, so that was nice.” Hanley Ramirez singled three times to extend his career-best hitting streak to 19 games and was one of five Dodgers with an RBI. The Dodgers, winners of 13 of 16, tied their season high with 17 hits – 16 of them singles. Andre Ethier had three hits and A.J. Ellis drove in two runs as the Dodgers pulled within 3 games of the first-place Diamondbacks in the NL West. “Without this little streak we’ve been on who knows what position we’d be in,” Ellis said. “We also got a little help from the NL West coming back to the pack. Nobody ran away with it.” Randall Delgado (1-3) allowed three runs and 11 hits in six innings to take the loss. Arizona averted the shutout on Eric Chavez’s RBI single in the ninth. It was the opener of the first series between the teams since the three-game set that featured the June 11 melee at Dodger Stadium, resulting in eight suspensions. Greinke was a major player in the events leading up to the incident. Ian Kennedy, who hit Yasiel Puig and Greinke with high pitches to trigger the melee and served a 10-game suspension, starts for Arizona in the second game of the series tonight. center_img Photo Galleries: L.A. Dodgers 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 1 PHOENIX — Zack Greinke confessed to a tiny bit of added motivation in facing the Arizona Diamondbacks. After all, the last time he faced them, the game erupted into a bench-clearing brawl that resulted in eight suspensions. “I might want to win a little more,” he said. “That’s also because they’re in first place, so it’s a big game because of that.” last_img read more

first_img(L-r) Assistant Registrar General Clifford Robinson and Registrar General, Prince Decker, The Assistant Registrar General for Copyright, Clifford Robinson, has been accused of attempting to forcefully take over as the acting director general of the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO). But Robinson has refuted the claim.“It’s a lie,” he told the Daily Observer.The agency’s director general, Atty. Roosevelt Gould and his two principal deputies, K. Rufus Moore and Fanta Barclay lost their jobs after the Executive Mansion issued a release relieving the heads of ministries and agencies, and ordering the human resource directors to run the affairs of such entities until new heads are appointed.The allegation against Robinson was corroborated by Ernest C. B. Bruce and K. Rufus Moore, board chairman and former deputy director general for industrial property, respectively. They said on Tuesday and Wednesday, Robinson took about six men with him to the office informing the staff that he was now the acting director general of the agency.They said he did not show any letter of appointment from the Joint Presidential Transitional Team (JPTT).“His attitude is deeply disturbing and has caused confusion among the staff. When I approached him about it, Robinson told me that he is not obligated to report to me and if I need clarity, I should call the president,” Bruce explained.But Robinson told the Daily Observer that the allegation against him is false and misleading and is intended to tarnish his reputation.“This is a CDC government, and no one should question the decision. These people are afraid that I’m qualified and may be appointed to the position by the government. I did not take anyone to the agency’s headquarters in an attempt to install myself as its new head. I have worked at the agency and know the line of succession,” said Robinson.However, Prince Decker, the registrar general of LIPO who, per agency leadership structure, is the acting director general, said Robinson attempted to impose himself as the agency’s head.“We have not received any communication from the Joint Presidential Transitional Team appointing him as the acting director general for the agency. Until then, he remains in his position as Assistant Registrar and Registrar General,” Decker said. “I’ve instructed the staff not to take instructions from him and the public not to do business with him.”Decker added that if Robinson is appointed as director general by the President, the staff will welcome him with open arms.“Mr. Robinson’s act is not only uncivilized, but also unspeakable; it’s disgusting. I am sick in my stomach to hear of such behavior in this modern day and age,” Decker added.Meanwhile, Fanta Barclay, director general for copyright, said she is shocked to hear that Robinson tried to impose himself as the head of the agency.“While I was at the office on Tuesday, I saw him entering the building with a few people. But I don’t know what happened at the end since I left earlier,” she said.LIPO is the agency that formulates policies on intellectual property rights and/or intellectual property regulations and grants applications for patents, including utility models, copyright/related rights, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and layout-designs (topographies) of integrated circuits, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more