Matherson convinced KC can win Champs

first_imgKingston College (KC) standout sprinter, Jhevaughn Matherson, one of the athletes on whom KC’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title ambitions to dethrone Calabar High School rests, is looking to clock fast times and help his school win the championship next month.Matherson has personal bests of 10.37 in the 100 metres and 20.97 over 200 metres.There was agony for KC last year when he aggravated an injury which forced him out of the Class Two boys’ 200m, as they eventually slumped to a 15.5-point loss to Calabar.This year, however, the athlete maintains he is eyeing nothing less than glory.”I know I am a champion, so it’s just my competitive drive that is my motivation,” he said.”There is always going to be major expectations, but season after season it gets better handling them. The main aim is to break 21.00 seconds in the 200m and go low 10 seconds in the 100m, 10.10 if possible, that’s the aim right now,” he assured in an interview.A fight for bragging rights and the prestigious Mortimer Geddes Trophy will again ensue from March 15-19 between four-time consecutive champions Calabar High and their bitter rivals KC inside the National Stadium.The Purples have won the title 31 times, Calabar High 24 and Jamaica College third with 21 titles.BETTING ON HIS TEAM”Calabar are incredible competitors, but I have to go with my school for this one. You can’t count out yourself,” stressed Matherson.He recently sizzled with a smooth 21.69 on return from injury in the Class One boys’ 200m at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium.Many are contending that the Red Hills Road-based institution will cop title number 25 this year, but the sprinter says his school will be coming all out to stop them.”We are all confident, we think we can get it this year (win Champs), we are just motivating the younger guys and see if they can repeat what we the seniors do,” he outlined.The KC star stressed that people can expect “medals and possibly records”.last_img read more

Eaton, Dibaba crowned 2015 IAAF Athletes of the Year

first_imgAmerican Ashton Eaton and Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba were yesterday named the male and female IAAF World Athletes of the Year for 2015. Both athletes set world records during 2015, Eaton in the decathlon and Dibaba in the 1500m, and won gold medals in these events at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Eaton became the first decathlete to win the male World Athlete of the Year award after his spectacular performance in the Chinese capital, his only decathlon of the year, when he set a world record of 9045 points. He improved his own three-year-old mark by nine points. “Athletes spend the most vigorous years of human life, arguably called the ‘best years’, working to hone their abilities. So, when an athlete competes, what people are witnessing is the manifestation of what a human being is capable of when they choose to direct all of their time and effort towards something,” Eaton said in a release from the IAAF. He added: “While I’m honoured that I am considered the ‘artist’ of the year, I did not beat Usain Bolt and Christian Taylor; my work simply differed in design. They are some of the most talented and beautiful performers of all time. I’m flattered to be among them.” Dibaba, after setting a world indoor 5000m record of 14:18.86, was then unbeaten in her five 1500m races during the summer. First, she ran an African record of 3:54.11 in Barcelona, the fastest time in the world for almost 12 years, and then topped that with a stunning world record of 3:50.07 in Monaco to beat a mark that had been on the books since 1993. In Beijing, Dibaba was majestic through all three rounds of the 1500m, winning every race comfortably, and she also took a 5000m bronze medal. “I am humbled and honoured to receive this award from the IAAF,” said Dibaba. “It feels so good to be the World Athlete of the Year.” IAAF Rising Star – Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Japan) and Candace Hill (USA) Sani Brown, 16, took a 100m and 200m sprint double at the IAAF World Youth Championships Cali 2015, winning in championship records of 10.28 and 20.34, both World Youth-leading times. Hill, also 16, ran a world youth 100m best of 10.98 before then taking a 100m and 200m double in Cali, winning the longer sprint in a world youth best of 22.43. IAAF Coaching Award – Bart Bennema (Netherlands) Bennema, 38, is best known as the coach to the multitalented world 200m champion Dafne Schippers. The Dutch former international decathlete is also the coach to a number of the Netherlands’ other leading athletes, including double 2014 world junior medallist Nadine Visser. Other awardslast_img read more

Gor set for Batambuze, Muguna capture

first_imgThe midfielder found playing tough hard to come by and had to make a resort for a return to his former club which thrust him into prominence after sealing a move from Western Stima.Meanwhile, Batambuze makes a return to the Kenyan Premier League after one year, returning to the country after spending one year in Tanzania with Singida United. Batambuze moved to Tanzania in a mega-money deal from Tusker FC.Left back Shafik Batambuze in action for Tusker FC in a past match. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Talks are at an advanced stage with the two players and I have already received their release letters from their respective clubs. Because these are international transfers, we will wait till the window is opened to finalize. But more of less, we are almost done,” Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said.The arrival of the Ugandan will be a welcome relief for Gor and head coach Dylan Kerr especially after the departure of Godfrey Walusimbi who left for South African top side Kaizer Chiefs.The club had been on the pursuit of Rwandese Eric Rutanga from rayon Sport but sources intimate that the club was put off by the player’s huge asking price for both a sign on fee and salary.Meanwhile, the club has already initiated talks for a contract extension for goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch who has however not played for the last two months because of a shoulder injury.At the same, the club is set to land their hands on the 17th Kenyan premier League title on Sunday after their match against Mathare United in Kisumu on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna dribbles the ball during training at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 11, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 –  Champions elect Gor Mahia are set to complete the double swoop of midfielder Kenneth Muguna and Ugandan left-back Shafik Batambuze, way early ahead of the new season which kicks off last week of November.Muguna is set for a return to the club after an unsuccessful stint in Albania where he had moved to join his former boss Jose Marcelo Ferreira.last_img read more

‘There’s been a big gamble on Jose Mourinho leaving Chelsea’ – Coral Daily Download

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager looks at the contenders for promotion in the Championship, revealing Middlesbrough are now the 13/8 favourites to win the league after they moved to the top of the table, while Derby are 5/2, unbeaten Brighton are 9/2 and Hull City are 5/1.Plus, she reveals there has been a big gamble in the last 24 hours on Jose Mourinho losing his job as Chelsea manager, with the Portuguese now odds-on at 10/11 to be the next Premier League boss to leave his post.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img


first_imgThe pop-up designer shop on the site of the old Vodafone Shop at Forte Lynn Retail Park in Letterkenny.It was a dream of three friends to open a shop in Letterkenny to sell off their designer clothing and goods.The three fashionatas had only planned to keep the shop open last weekend.A designer bag at the right price anyone?But so huge has been the response to the setting up of ByeBuyWardrobe that the shop is now staying open until Christmas. The shop stocks all sorts of designer and HIgh Street brands from Gucci to Zara.A quick trip to the old Vodafone Shop at the Forte Lynn Retail Park close to the New Dunnes Stores could be well worth a visit!POP-UP DESIGNER SHOP TO STAY OPEN UNTIL CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:designer shopdonegalGucciletterkennyPOP UP SHOPZaralast_img read more


first_imgGAA: DIVISION THREE LEAGUE TABLE was last modified: September 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img


first_imgBy Bradas McDyerIt’s time to get registered for the Charles McGuinness memorial 10k road race.This year’s event will take place at 12:30pm next Sunday, September 8th. Growing steadily in popularity, 2013 promises to be the biggest and best yet! We are delighted to have this year’s race included in the Donegal Athletic Board Grand Prix. The route will be the same as last year registration details will be posted shortly.The event was renamed in 2011 and The McGuinness family from Ard Patrick in Glenties are delighted that Charles, their son and brother will be remembered in this way every year.It is a small tribute to a young man taken from this life in 1985 at the age of just 16, a young man whose athletic fervour for football, cycling and running to name just a few sports has left memories that will continue to inspire those who remember. Indeed when Charles last ran the original race in the 80’s he came home first with brother, Jim in second. It’s just our way of saluting someone who was even crazier about physical fitness and competition than we are.The route will see the participants start about 500 metres out the Station Road (Fintown/Letterkenny side), then travel into and up the Main Street, out the Ardara road for a kilometre before turning left into the wonderfully scenic, Meenahalla. From here you continue along the southern flank of The Big Glen of Glenties onwards over The Navy Poet, Patrick MacGill’s “Braes of old Strasala” before dropping down to follow the glen back down into town, with a finish on the bridge. is a link to a course map with a profile of the inclines and declines. Drag your cursor along the red profile line to see the elevation related on the map.The course is considered quite fast, flat with only a few short inclines between kms four and five (don’t blow a gasket!) There’s a nice downhill as a reward immediately after.The final 4.5kms are really fast with just two, much shorter rises just after the 9km marker. A nice downhill will see you power the last 500 metres to the adulation of your fans and festival goers.The Annual Harvest Fair float parade starts shortly afterwards, but don’t worry as you will have plenty of time to enjoy the refreshments and the awards ceremony before the fun of the fair kicks off! The event is open to all, runners and walkers as we love to see people attempting this fun family event!If you don’t fancy competing maybe you’d like to help with marshalling!For more info call me Bradas or Tracy on 086-3530537 or 086-1065173All proceeds from the event will go to The Irish Heart Foundation. For more go here: REGISTERED FOR THE CHARLES McGUINNESS 10K ROAD RACE IN GLENTIES was last modified: September 1st, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GET REGISTERED FOR THE CHARLES McGUINNESS 10K ROAD RACE IN GLENTIESlast_img read more

Foothill crown will be decided tonight

first_imgVALENCIA – The Foothill League high school football season ends in dramatic fashion, as longtime powers Hart and Canyon go head-to-head for the league title tonight at 7:30 at College of the Canyons. Hart (8-1 overall, 4-0 Foothill) has won seven in a row and looks to reassert itself after finishing third last season following 13 consecutive league titles Canyon (8-1, 4-0), which joined in 1992 after a dominant Golden League run, seeks its first Foothill League championship. Two explosive offenses. Two fiery, hard-hitting defenses. And, of course, two legendary coaches in Hart’s Mike Herrington and Canyon’s Harry Welch. Who could ask for more? A near-capacity crowd of 8,000 is expected, and the teams will need to keep from getting caught up in the hype. It won’t be easy. “We just need to play our football and remain focused,” Canyon quarterback Austin Civita said. Civita gave a strong performance last week in a 49-21 victory over high-powered Valencia. He passed for 162 yards, ran for 92 and accounted for three touchdowns. Civita’s main job, as always, will be to get the football to J.J. DiLuigi, a junior who has rushed for 1,300 yards, caught 16 passes for 335 yards and scored a Canyon single-season record 35 touchdowns – 15 the past three games. “J.J. is awesome and amazing. He’s a great running back,” Civita said. “I like to watch him juke people, because every time he gets the ball, it’s almost a guarantee he’ll do something.” In previous years, Hart has buried most opponents with its passing game – including Canyon during a streak of 13 consecutive victories that was broken last season. Hart is more balanced this season, partly because standout quarterback Tyler Lyon has played in just six full games because of injuries. Lyon has passed for 1,142 yards (a good month for most Hart quarterbacks during Herrington’s 17-year tenure), and running backs Delano Howell, Robbie Casselberry and James Wheeler have combined for nearly 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns. Hart is No. 4 in the Daily News rankings, and Canyon is No. 5. There are plenty of stats that can be fed into the machine – margins against common opponents, spots in the Southern Section rankings, yardage per game, strength of nonleague schedule, etc. – but the powerhouses appear to be even. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cops learn how to nail gangsters federally

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “People in federal prison do 80 percent time, which means an eight- to 10-year sentence is a substantial sentence, and not one where people will be out in a year or two,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley Bureau’s commanding officer. “We have some new U.S. attorneys here that want to work very aggressively with us in pursuing federal charges against gang members. The leverage they have on their side, the federal side, can prove effective.” Because most gangs traffic in both guns and drugs, officials believe federal statutes could be particularly effective against gangs. When the LAPD raided gang members in North Hills and Panorama City in October, cracking down on a war that flared up between two local gangs, they were accompanied by ATF agents, Moore said. “They came out to see if there’s anything applicable in the federal statutes,” Moore said. “We’ve worked with them in an undercover capacity and surveillance capacity. They’re experts on firearms.” With the training sessions, ATF officials hope to make local police officers experts, too. SAN FERNANDO – Federal prosecutors and agents instructed their local counterparts Wednesday on how to file federal firearms charges – a tool that officials believe could help crack down on gang violence. U.S. attorneys and agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms held an eight-hour class for police officers and city and district attorneys, highlighting the advantages of prosecuting in U.S. District Court and reviewing the guidelines for such cases. “Local agencies, they can take state cases, and if they meet a certain criteria, they can bring those for federal consideration,” said ATF Senior Special Agent Wendell Roberts, coordinator of the training session. “That’s not done consistently. A lot of officers are not aware that they can do that.” Federal charges can turn a small drug bust into major time served – addressing a major concern of police officers, who are often frustrated at the speed with which convicted criminals return to the street. Under federal statutes, possession of two ounces of pure methamphetamine and a gun carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, officials said during a presentation. Wednesday’s session was the third in three days. In all, about 1,000 officers and prosecutors in Southern California attended the sessions, including officers from the LAPD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the San Fernando Police Department and the California Highway Patrol. “One thing we’re trying to do with this program is get the word out that we’re here,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Backhus said. “We’re a tool and a resource at their disposal to get these violent offenders off the street.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Playing a part to give youth a future

first_img22 July 2011 Nomthandazo Radebe from Escourt in KwaZulu-Natal is helping young people gain much-needed work experience by giving them positions in her small sewing business and arranging internships at various companies. Many young South Africans fresh out of school, college or university struggle to find jobs nowadays, as most employers require candidates to have some form of experience before hiring them. “I hire those who are interested in sewing and train them to work with different fabrics and clothing design. I also hire young people who are interested in the business-side of things and get them involved with office and business administration.” Thandeka Gumede completed a diploma in computer studies and business administration in 2009, but struggled to find a job in her field and ended up working part-time at a grocery store. “I didn’t have the experience most companies needed from me before they could hire me. Working as a cashier was still not the right experience, but it helped give me an income now and again,” she said. Radebe helped Gumede get a six-month internship as an office administrator at a local business. If she performs well during her six months, the company will consider hiring her on a full-time basis. “I started working with Mam’Gumede in her sewing business. I did some bookkeeping for her and helped her with office work just to keep myself active in the work I had studied for while I searched for employment. “I confided in her about my struggle with securing a job, and she started helping me with looking for internships and training programmes. I was thrilled when I got the internship, and am grateful to her for helping me secure it.” Radebe said after helping Gumede find a job, she decided to invite other youngsters from the community to work for her so she could assist them in a similar way. “I find that some of the kids have no access to a computer, they don’t have well-structured CVs and they aren’t properly prepared for job interviews. So while they are here with me, I help them put together great CVs and motivational letters, and give them tips for interviews. “Here they have access to the internet, the phone and newspapers, which they may not be able to afford at home, and of course, they have some experience and a reference from me.”Getting a kick-start Mxolisi Chiliza completed high school in 2010 and has been looking for a job in the transport industry, but didn’t have a driver’s licence or the necessary driving experience. “Mam’Gumede offered me a chance to come and work for her and earn some money and experience. I started off by accompanying her when she went to do her deliveries, or picking up materials and other supplies. “She then helped me with funds to go to driving school and get my licence. Now I do all deliveries for her by myself. I’m learning so much about the business and am confident now that I’m working and earning a living.” Chiliza said he wants to continue working for Gumede for a while and is not anxious about seeking employment elsewhere. “Right now she doesn’t have another driver, so I’m in charge of deliveries and checking on supplies. I want to stay with her for a while to get solid experience and help her build her business, and maybe even train other young people like she does, before moving on to bigger things.” Philip Sibanyoni started working for Gumede at the beginning of July this year and said he is keen to learn and grow from the opportunity. He completed his studies in project management in 2008. “I’ve been hungry for employment for about three years now, but every company wants you to have some experience before they hire you. Mam’Gumede has helped me get on the right path towards my career.” Gumede has hired him to help with various community projects. “I’m so excited about my work. I’m full of ideas and eager to learn all there is to know. I felt like my knowledge was expiring sitting at home doing nothing. With my new job I will be on the ball, keeping up with the latest news and information. When I leave here I will have this work experience and am sure I will be hired.” Gumede said she hopes to grow her business so she can provide more opportunities for other young people. “For those who cannot do anything for me in my business, I help them secure work at schools as teaching assistants, or service support for companies. The bigger my company grows, the more people I can bring in to gain experience and prepare for the workplace.” reporter – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more