Injury may have ruined his 2015 season but that hasn’t stopped Jason Livermore from thinking big. Axed by a leg ailment during last year’s National Championship 100 metre final, the 27 year-old Livermore is already looking forward to this season’s Nationals. He says his coach, Michael Clarke, is helping him to get back to his best. A late developer, the powerfully built Livermore slowly improved after finishing fourth in the 2007 Boys and Girls’ Championships Class One 100 metre final won by Yohan Blake for St Jago High in the record time of 10.21 seconds. His patient work paid off in 2013 when he took a bronze medal in the 200m at the Central American and Caribbean Championships and reached the semis of the event at the World Championships in Moscow. He followed that with a solid 2014 campaign and a bronze in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games. Sadly, the progress stopped last year. Not long after he helped Jamaica to win the 4x200m at the IAAF World Relays, his dreams of running in Beijing at the World Championships were crushed by his injury at the Nationals. He isn’t looking back at that disappointment. “Things have been going great, thanks to God,” he said. “My coach is ensuring that I do the necessary things to get me back where I was and better than I was before.” His coach Michael Clarke had directed him to personal bests of 10.05 for the 100m and 20.13 seconds in the 200m in 2013. He knows that he may need to be better than he was before to qualify for the Jamaican team to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2015, six Jamaicans ran faster than his 100m lifetime best and three surpassed his career best in the 200m. Livermore is undaunted and seems to relish the competition. “Things are looking forward for now in the sprints because there are a lot of athletes in Jamaica, especially young sprinters,” he observed. “Looking at the sprints right now,” he projected, “2016 Jamaica trials is going to be a very lovely.” His target is simple. “It has always been the same … just go to trials, make the finals and be in the top three,” he said.
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Grey Toyota AT 192 motorcar PJJ 2078 mysteriously disappeared on Sunday morning while it was parked at ‘D’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown. The car belongs to Rocky Salikram of Cummings Street, Georgetown but was attached to the End to End Taxi Service at Louisa Row.Based on reports received, the driver of the car parked the vehicle in front of his house at about midnight and retired to bed. When he awoke at about 6:00h, the car nowhere to be seen. He immediately made a report to the Turkeyen Police Station, and a statement was taken.The owner of the vehicle and members of his family have been looking for the car since it was reported missing, but have come up empty-handed up to late Sunday evening.Anyone with information that can lead to recovery of the motorcar are asked to contact the owner on telephone number 622-7762, or his brother, Asif Mohamed, on 613-5041.
LA HABRA HEIGHTS – A large contingent of law enforcement officers from Los Angeles and Orange counties searched Friday evening for a parolee who fled into a heavily wooded area of La Habra Heights on the border of the two counties. It began about 5:30 p.m. when a La Habra police officer identified a parolee at large driving a car on Walnut Street near Whittier Boulevard and tried to pull him over, said Lt. Fred Wiste of the La Habra Police Department. The man fled into La Habra Heights in Los Angeles County, where he jumped out of the car and ran into an area near the Hacienda Golf Club, Wiste said. Officers then heard what sounded like a small-caliber handgun being fired, Wiste said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2No one was hit, Wiste said. The parolee had not been found as of 7 p.m. Friday. Accused man’s hearing to proceed WHITTIER – A hearing for a man accused last year in a 22-year-old murder was continued Friday. John Alcantara, 50, was ordered to return to Whittier Court on Thursday to set a date for his preliminary hearing. He remained held in Men’s Central Jail on $1 million bail. He is accused of murdering his former boss, Robert Bennett. On Feb. 16, 1983, Bennett, 51, disappeared from a sanitation plant in Whittier, after an argument with Alcantara, according to investigators. Investigators said they received new information about the case and arrested Alcantara last year on murder charges. Man suffers shot to head, survives PICO RIVERA – A 27-year-old man survived a bullet to the head Thursday night. Louie Marquez was riding his bike in the 4900 block of Passons Boulevard at about about 10:45 p.m. when an unidentified person shot him in the head, said officials. Officials said Marquez ran down the street looking for help and called police on his cell phone, saying he had been shot. Paramedics took him to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was in critical condition Friday morning, said Sgt. Dinah Grote. Detectives were investigating the shooting. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call (562) 949-2421. Homestead relives museum’s history INDUSTRY – Visitors can relive history at the Homestead Museum next month. Living history characters will remember special events that took place at the location, from 1 to 5 p.m. June 10 and June 11 at the museum, 15415 E. Don Julian Road. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and $3 for children 2 to 12 years old. For more information, call (626) 968-8492. Book auction to benefit library WHITTIER – Bidding on rare and collectable books opens today for the Friends of the Library’s monthly auction. You can post a bid on any of this month’s selections at the display case in the front area of the Whittier Public Library, 7344 S. Washington Ave. Bidding will close at noon on June 24. Auction proceeds are used to purchase library materials, and equipment for activities such as special children’s programs and after-school activities. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Messi already has eight goals this term BOOST on target Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Barca’s star player Messi goes into the clash having scored eight goals in nine appearances this term, however, Pochettino recalled the time the Catalonia club nearly let Messi go to their local rivals.Pochettino, who earlier this week said there was nothing more important than beating the ‘enemy’ Barca, insisted that in the summer of 2005, the club changed their minds about selling Messi after one extraordinary performance in a pre-season match.Messi has since gone on to have a highly decorated career as a Barcelona player – winning four Champions League winners medals and five Ballon d’Ors to name but a few.“I started to hear about him when I was a player at Espanyol,” Pochettino said. “A small guy playing in the academy in Barcelona. Then I heard he was so close to signing for Espanyol – very close – in the season Barcelona played against Juventus under Fabio Capello in the Joan Gamper [Cup, an annual friendly]. I remember that summer. ready? 3 Aiming high Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available “And more than worrying you, that needs to excite you to play and so you can say ‘Oh, I played against Messi’. This is the type of player you are going to remember. For your ego, it’s a thing that you are going to tell your kids and grandkids.“Sometimes, my kids say to me, ‘Ah, you played with Maradona’. And they are so proud. So enjoy. Enjoy to play against Messi.“It’s difficult to find solutions to try to stop him, I promise you. I think it’s impossible. It’s only to enjoy it, to be close, to help the players who are going to face him and, in the end, when you have the ball, to try to have possession, to play in the opposite half, to try to push Leo to play far from your goal. Because if not, it’s terrible.” Mauricio Pochettino and Lionel Messi almost became team-mates at Espanyol, the Tottenham boss has claimed.Spurs face arguably their biggest test of their Champions League credentials when they take on Barcelona at Wembley on Wednesday night. “But because he was so fantastic in the Joan Gamper they changed their minds. They kept Messi at Barcelona. So, if you look back in history, maybe if he did not play in the Joan Gamper in that summer, maybe today he could have been the biggest star in Espanyol. Espanyol should be the Barcelona!“Maybe I would still be at Espanyol managing him!”On Wednesday’s game, Pochettino urged his Spurs players to “enjoy…the opportunity to play against one of the best players in the history of football“.“I am not going to try to find a solution,” he said. “I am going to say to the players, ‘Enjoy playing against Messi’. Because you are going to have the opportunity to play against one of the best players in the history of football. 3 Messi was shy in the early moments of his career which nearly saw him sold to Barcelona’s rivals Espanyol Spurs will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at Inter Milan in their opening Group B match 3 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Latest Champions League News
Letterkenny Hospital has announced that it has reopened the hospital to visitors from this evening – Tuesday.donegaldaily.com CopyrightNormal visiting times are in place and visitors are welcome to come to the hospital from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm and from 6.30 pm to 8 pm daily.The hospital has set up a ‘clean zone’ so that visitors are coming to the wards via uncontaminated areas. Visitors will only be able to access these specific areas during the visiting times to ensure there is no cross contamination brought into the ward areas. Visitors are requested to follow all hand hygiene procedures and to follow any staff directions.Sean Murphy, Hosptial Manager says, “All of us within the hospital recognise the importance of visitors to our patients and I am delighted that we are reopening the ward areas to visitors.“We are continuing to do everything in our power to restore services across the hospital and are prioritising the re-establishment of an emergency department.“We have over two thirds of our outpatient clinics set up for this week and a list of clinics is available on www.hse.ie/letterkenny along with any service updates. “All of our maternity services, dialysis, chemotherapy, endoscopy and laboratory services are functioning as well as a GP referred Minor Injury Unit. Our fracture clinics are being held daily in Donegal Community Hospital and we will continue to reintroduce services as soon as it is possible to do so safely.”Daily updates on clinics and services are available on www.hse.ie/letterkennyOutpatient clinics: please note patients have been individually contacted to advise of location and time of appointment.Doctor Speciality LocationWednesday 7th August Dr. Mohammed Ali General Medicine NowDoc, Oldtown, LetterkennyThursday 8th AugustDr. Mulpeter Geriatrician NowDoc, Oldtown, LetterkennyDr. Podmore Dermatology NowDoc, Oldtown, Letterkenny Renal clinic Breastcare Unit, LGHFriday 9th AugustDr. David Cardiology Breastcare Unit, LGHDr. Mohammed Ali General Medicine Breastcare Unit, LGHMr. Stenhouse Dental clinic Breastcare Unit, LGHDr. Quinn Geriatrician NowDoc, Oldtown, LetterkennyHOPE AS LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL REOPENS TO VISITORS was last modified: August 7th, 2013 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:floodletterkenny hospitalreopenVisitors
Tags: Mary NubaNetball World CupPeace ProscoviaRachael Nanyongashe cranesSouth AfricaStella OyellatopVincent Kiwanuka The She Cranes have won three and lost one of their first four games. (PHOTO/File)Netball World Cup 2019South Africa vs UgandaM&S Bank Arena, LiverpoolWednesday, 17-07-2017 @9pmAfter a day’s rest, the Uganda National Women’s Netball team-She Cranes, returns to action on Wednesday at the on-going Netball World Cup in Liverpool, UK.Vincent Kiwanuka’s side has so far been impressive as they finished second in the first preliminary Group stage after winning two and losing one of their three games.On Monday evening, they defeated Trinidad and Tobago 57-54 to keep their hopes of reaching a first-ever World Cup semi-final, alive.Their next game will be against the best team in Africa-South Africa and they will go into the contest knowing that only a victory will ensure history will be made.“This is our first final at the World Cup 2019, noted Kiwanuka ahead of the game.“We come up against a side that is ranked the highest in Africa and we need to be at our absolute best to win.“With all that said, I have confidence in my girls and I am sure they can pull off a great victory.The She Cranes indeed need to be at their best if they are to shock South Africa, a side ranked one spot above them in the INF rankings.South Africa’s 66-38 win over Scotland ensured that they remain unbeaten at this year’s edition.In their first four games against Jamaica, Fiji, Scotland and Trinidad, South Africa have won all of them.They have also been dominate in their displays with only Jamaica coming close to denying them victory in their last preliminary round one game which finished 57-54 in favour of the Africans.Despite both teams still having a game to play on Thursday, a victory for South Africa will ensure they reach the semis while for Uganda; a win keeps their dream of reaching the semis alive.Uganda will look to tournament revelation Stella Oyella for inspiration. Her alongside Mary Nuba, Peace Proscovia and Rachael Nanyonga have been the back-borne of the team and will have to be at their absolute best if the She Cranes can pull off a major upset.The other fixtures on Wednesday-Trinidad and Tobago vs England-Scotland vs JamaicaNetball World Cup results on Tuesday-Fiji 71-56 Singapore-Sri Lanka 55-65 Samoa-Northan Ireland 28-77 New Zealand-Australia 74-25 Malawi-Zimbabwe 66-41 BarbadosComments
Gardai have issued a description of a man they wish to question in relation to the vicious attack on Letterkenny student Shanan Reid-McDaid.An official statement from the Garda Press Office has appealed for witnesses to the attack close to Market Square in the early hours of Sunday morning last.The suspect is described as, male, mid-thirties, clean shaven, 5’9”, average build, dirty blonde hair gelled back with dark bottoms, shirt buttoned to top and navy blazer. The statement says “We can confirm that Gardai in Letterkenny are investigating an incident in that a girl in her late teens was assaulted on Castle Street, Letterkenny at approximately 3am on the 15th October 2017.“The injured party was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment.“We would like to request that any witnesses to this alleged assault contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100.”Breaking: Gardai release description of suspect in vicious Shanan attack was last modified: October 21st, 2017 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:appealattackGardailetterkennyShananstudent
30 September 2009 Built slap-bang in the middle of Port Elizabeth’s inner city, and with its white sail-like roof cladding, the 46 500-seater Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium makes for a very impressive sight – but there’s more to its design than aesthetics. The city is renowned for the friendly nature of the locals – but also for its constant high winds, an element which, for a stadium about to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup, doesn’t make for the best football conditions. “The stadium is compact in nature – the wind, which is all too common in this city, will hit the roof and be deflected off, ensuring that fans and players have the best possible experience in the stadium,” explains 2010 World Cup host city coordinator Errol Heynes. When South Africa’s first built-from-scratch World Cup stadium opened in June 2009 after just 26 months of construction, the weather was not optimal, but inside the stadium it was an oasis of calm. It is the first time that Port Elizabeth/Nelson Mandela Bay has had a facility capable of hosting major events, and football and rugby matches already played in the stadium have attracted near-capacity crowds. “The stadium is already hugely popular – the people of Port Elizabeth are huge sports fans,” says Heyns, adding: “Last Saturday alone we hosted three rugby matches here. The stadium precinct “All that remains to be done now is for us to finalise upgrades to our transport network to get fans to and from the games, to firm up accommodation requirements, and to complete work on the [stadium] precinct.” As part of the precinct development plans, the crane path, used by the cranes to hoist the 36 roof girders that make up the stadium’s magnificent roof structure, will become a cycle and running track around the stadium, and the plan is to extend this track around North End lake as well. There is also talk of putting fountains in the lake to further beautify the area. For 61-year-old Major Pikoli, born and bred in the area, who for many years worked in a factory a stone’s throw from the stadium, it is in the perfect place to host football’s greatest showpiece event. “It is right in the middle of the city – easily accessible for all people of Nelson Mandela Bay. As a rugby and football player of many years, it is amazing to think that my city now has such an amazing stadium, right in the North End,” says Pikoli, who 10 years ago set up his own football club in the city. Today his club fields three teams, largely made up of street children. Additional attractions No doubt Port Elizabeth will be a popular host city in 2010. With a mild climate and excellent beaches, there is also no shortage of attractions within a short drive of the city. The Eastern Cape university town of Grahamstown, just over an hour’s drive from Nelson Mandela Bay, will host the National Arts Festival, said to be the second largest in the world after Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, concurrently with the World Cup. Shuttle buses will be on hand to transport visitors between the two cities. Plans are also on the table to host the annual Knysna Oyster Festival and the Jeffrey’s Bay Shell Festival, both within driving distance of the city, at the same time. There are also a number of malaria-free game reserves just a short drive from the city, a sure-bet attraction for visitors making their first trip to the continent. Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee