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

Kings’ Artest arrested

first_imgDeputies arrested Artest on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent the woman from reporting a crime, sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. “He and the female were in the house and separated,” Erwin said. “The deputies interviewed them and took Mr. Artest into custody.” Wade was hurt Feb. 21 at Houston. He underwent extensive tests and received a second opinion Friday from specialist Dr. James Andrews before making his decision. “My decision for the next two to three weeks is to rehab with the possibility of coming back, but with no guarantees,” Wade said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest was arrested Monday after a woman called 911 from his home saying she had been assaulted. Placer County sheriff’s deputies responded about 9:30a.m. to Artest’s five-acre estate in the Sacramento suburb of Loomis, where they found a woman who had suffered injuries, officials said. She declined medical attention. center_img Artest, the central figure of the infamous 2004 brawl between Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans, was booked into the Placer County Jail and released later on $50,000 bail. Erwin said she could not disclose the woman’s injuries or characterize her relationship with the player. She said Artest was cooperative when deputies arrived at his home. Geoff Petrie, the Kings’ president of basketball operations, said the team was removing Artest from the team, pending a full investigation. Team spokesman Troy Hanson told The Associated Press that Artest had not been suspended and still was being paid. Wade to attempt comeback: Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade said he has decided to delay surgery and rehabilitate his dislocated left shoulder with the goal of returning for the playoffs. last_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL mum has been awarded €25,000 in damages over a delay in the caesarean delivery of her baby which left her having a ‘near death’ experience.Honey Larkin, who is 40 and lives in Churchill and is originally from Buncrana, had told the High Court in Dublin she nearly died.By the time she was brought to an operating theatre at Letterkenny General Hospital in January 2008 for surgery to stop the bleeding she had lost more than half her entire volume of blood. She has been suffering from post traumatic stress and has not recovered from the possibility she may have died.The hospital – represented by the HSE –  failed to check or sufficiently check or to recognise the sign that she was bleeding profusely and losing substantial amounts of blood.There was a failure to attach due significance and to take appropriate action in response to her distress signals.By the time Ms Larkin underwent a second operation to stop the bleeding, she was in parlous state and had suffered massive blood loss and a near death experience.She had told her counsel, Gerard Clarke, instructed by Callan Tansey Solicitors, that the experience was so traumatic, she and her husband had decided not to have any more children.Ms Larkin had taken a second case against consultant gynaecologist at Letterkenny General Hospital, Eddie Aboud, for alleged negligence and breach of duty.Mr. Justice Cross found the HSE liable for the delay which resulted in the ‘near death’ experience.He also ruled that the HSE was responsible for the traumatic stress and psychiatric injury which flowed from the negligent delay.The Judge also ruled that Dr Aboud should have been called to review the patient over three hours before the laparotomy to deal with the bleed when it actually took place. He awarded Honey Larkin €25,000 for the injuries occasioned on her due to the negligence.However the judge ruled that he Dr Aboud could not have done anything by the time he was called – as it was too late – and that secondary case was dismissed.Legally Mrs Larkin had sued both the HSE and Dr Aboud as she was a private patient at the time.DONEGAL WOMAN WINS €25,000 OVER BABY DELIVERY DELAY AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL was last modified: March 1st, 2014 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:000Callan Tansey SolicitorsDamagesHIGH COURTHoney LarkinNegligencewin€25last_img read more