He also competes in the shot put, where he has a personal best 18.58m, done in 2011. “Overall, I am being patient and this is track and field, and with my event, it is not something you have to rush as you just have to be persistent and the breakthrough will come, so I am being patient and dealing with the problems I have,” he said. Smikle stated that he also enjoys the rivalry between him and his teammates. “It is good as we make each other better, and right now, we are finding ways to get further throws, and the rivalry is good, and we just hope for more progress and positive vibes,” he said. “Coming into this season I am more motivated and focused, and during the period, I had my issues. I was not doing enough training as I was sorting out personal things. But with regard to my athleticism I am getting it back, so I need to get back my fitness and certain things I normally had, and it is going to take some time, but I am being patient,” he said. Smikle believes overseas competition at the highest level will be key for improvements. “At this point in our career, we have to get more competition to get to a higher level as it is all about competing against the best, and in order to improve, you have to compete against the best in the world. As my coach always says, you have to be in the ‘fire’, and Fedrick is leaving soon to go to compete in Europe, and that is also my aim as I thrive off competition,” he said. SHOT PUT AFTER missing out on quality competition for the past two seasons, Traves Smikle, who competed for Jamaica at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, had to watch from the sidelines after failing a doping test. However, his suspension was provisionally lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last February. Since his comeback, the 23-year-old former Calabar High School throwing sensation has been taking it slowly. Last Saturday, he played second fiddle to his teammate at Calabar High and now UWI, Fedrick Dacres, in the men’s Open discus, where he threw 57.47 metres. “Today (Saturday) my performance didn’t go as planned as coming off a good training session I expected better. But I sustained an injury to my left hand, which was kind of sprained, but my coach told me to go out there and try to compete, and I will just have to go back and get treatment for the injury,” said Smikle, who has a personal best of 67.12m in the discus back in 2012.
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…says caution statement interviews now being recordedOften times when prisoners appear at the Georgetown, Wales and Leonora Magistrate’s Courts and other courts across the country, on varying offences, they claim that they were beaten by Police ranks who allegedly forced them to sign confession statements, admitting to carrying out crimes for which they were accused. These are, however, not fresh claims as investigative ranks have beenCrime Chief Paul Williamslong accused of inflicting such acts to garner information.Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams who spoke to media operatives at a recent Police event earlier this week was asked if he was aware of any investigation into the claims that ranks attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) have been beating detainees to obtain information. In response, Williams denied knowledge of such incidents since acting in his position for the last few months. He also maintained that his CID subordinates are capable enough of garnering what they require without reverting to acts of assault.“I know under my watch, nobody will be beaten, because we have what it takes. I have capable and competent people who can do good interviewing and investigation, so there’s no need for us to move to the extreme where we would have to get physical to extort any information from any person,” he said on Monday.He further stated that he will take it upon himself to ensure that beatings do not occur. “No Magistrate has ever asked or ordered for me to conduct any investigation where persons alleged that they were beaten,” the acting Crime Chief disclosed.Williams further informed the public that much of the training received from the Canadian-based Justice Education Society (JES) with Magistrates and Judges; it was recommended that interviews with detained persons be recorded while being conducted. It was revealed that caution statements are being taken with cameras present.“At the end of it, if people want to deny the credibility and also the weight and authenticity of those confessions, the camera is there to show because everything is being done consistently,” stressed the acting Crime Chief.In February, the men accused of murdering a cellphone card dealer on the Corentyne had accused Police of brutalising them at the Albion and Whim Police Stations. The Canadian Justice Education Society has collaborated with key international partners, and have facilitated detective training programmes geared at building and strengthening the justice system in Guyana.
Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Liverpool should still qualify from their Champions League group despite their disappointing defeat at Basel on Wednesday night.He also assesses the likely contenders for Champions League glory, with Paris Saint-Germain in the frame, and looks ahead to Everton, Tottenham and Celtic’s Europa League ties tonight.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
4 4. Is Chelsea hero Petr Cech one of the ready-made stars Brendan Rodgers will sign in January? Now click the arrow above to see a midfield tank Liverpool should pursue! – Thibaut Courtois fine form for the Premier League pacesetters sees the Czech shot-stopper, 32, warming the bench for Jose Mourinhos side. Cech wont want his career to end with a whimper though and a deal could be agreed for him to swap clubs, especially considering Rodgers lack of faith in Simon Mignolet. A fee of £7million has recently been mooted but Arsenal are also interested as Wojciech Szczesnys form dips. 4 4 4 3. Arsenal target Morgan Schneiderlin can shore up midfield for the Reds… now click the arrow to see which striker in the prime of his career could bolster the Reds’ frontline! – Arsenal missed out on signing the France international last summer as Southamptons exodus saw them cling desperately to one of their last remaining star names. It worked out well for the Saints but as Schneiderlin continues to impress its only a matter of time before he moves on. Liverpool fans may be concerned about the possibility of signing another player from Southampton for big money, but his work in front of a back four is something the Reds often poor defending would surely benefit from. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is targeting players who are the finished article in January.After seeing captain Steven Gerrard announce his intention to leave Anfield at the end of the season, the Northern Irishman wants to bring in established stars rather than continue with the club’s model of snapping up young talents from across Europe.He said: “A large part of our squad is young players but there’s no doubt that if you want to take steps forward, you need to sign ready-made players.“The model at the football club is clear in that the owners want to bring in young players in order to develop and create them into world class players.“Of course, that can be a longer and more difficult process. It is certainly something I know the owners look at. They know that not every player can be a developer.“If you’re going to keep progressing, you also need those ready-made players.”So who should Rodgers be looking to sign this transfer window? Click the arrows above to find out… 2. Andre-Pierre Gignac could be the answer to Rodgers’ striker woes – France international Andre-Pierre Gignac, 29, has been a regular goalscorer in France and only failed to hit double figures in one season out of the last seven. A tally of 12 strikes so far this campaign (up to 6 January 2015) have seen several sides register interest, especially as his contract runs out at the end of the campaign. If they fail to land him they could also cast their eyes towards Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling or Sevilla and Colombia star Carlos Bacca. 1. Is Nicolas N’Koulou the stopper who can plug Liverpool’s leaky defence? – If Rodgers is looking to tighten up at the back they could do worse than look towards Cameroon international NKoulou. The 24-year-old already has 51 caps for his country and has played more than 100 times for Marseille in three years and could be available for £6million in January. Alternatively, he could also look at fellow Ligue 1 star Loic Perrin, who has excelled with Saint Etienne.
Chelsea have recalled starlet Lewis Baker from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.The 19-year-old was loaned to the Championship club in January with the plan being for him to gain valuable first-team experience.However, after making the switch, Baker struggled to break into Owls manager Stuart Gray’s plans and made just four appearances.That has led Chelsea to recall the midfielder and cut short his loan deal which was due to run until the end of the season.The loan window opened on Monday and Chelsea are reportedly looking to loan out the England under-20 international to another Championship club. 1 Lewis Baker in action for the England Under-19s
Manchester United legend Gary Neville joined talkSPORT as a guest co-host for a very special Drivetime show on Tuesday.Our Twitter feeds were inundated with questions for the former England full-back, and, as you can see, he pulled no punches with his answers, including his views on England’s ‘golden generation’ and his rivalry with a certain Arsenal hero.Check out our Twitter Q&A with Gary Neville above!SHOULD ENGLAND HAVE WON EURO 96?“Yes. There are two tournaments that stand out and think, ‘what could have been’.“Euro 96 we were good enough to win the tournament and, in 2004, we were ready to beat Portugal.“Wayne Rooney going off, when they couldn’t handle him, didn’t help. They are the two tournaments that I thought we had a strong team.WHO WAS THE BEST WINGER YOU PLAYED AGAINST?“Marc Overmars was a tough opponent. It was tough though because Emmanuel Petit kept dropping balls over my head.“The worst thing for a defender is when you go tight and they spin in behind you, if you drop off they pick up to head and dribble past you, similar to Arjen Robben, Luis Figo or Franck Ribery. You are on a fine line as a defender.“Alessandro Del Piero, who wasn’t a traditional left winger, he played in a little pocket where you didn’t know whether to go inside with him and then you’d see the full back flying outside you.“Robert Pires was like that too. He wouldn’t destroy you with pace but he’d make you think. They were tough games. The ones with pace and the ones that run in behind you are the ones to worry about.“I would say Overmars [was the toughest] because those tussles between Arsenal and Man United in the last 90s, they were the best domestic team I ever played against.“That 1998 Arsenal team had everything pace, power, strength, great defenders, a good goalkeeper and good finishers. That was a complete team.”
Well known endurance athlete Jason Black with members of the Donegal Sports Management Worksing Group – L2R: Brian O’Donnell, Donegal Road Safety Working Group, Sean McCrudden, Gartan Ourtdoor Education & Training Centre,Claire McDonnough, Consultant, Myles Sweeney, Donegal Sports Partnership and Paul McGee, An Garda Síochána.You are the key to your own safety was the message delivered at the launch of the ‘How Safe is your Sports Event’ resource guide and training programme yesterday.The event was launched by well-known endurance athlete and Letterkenny businessman Jason Black.In his address at the launch in the Letterkenny Public Services Centre, Jason highlighted the need for all organisations organising events across the county to be more responsive to safety when planning and running sports events. He highlighted the positive impact that sport has in the lives of people in the county with sports events attracting great numbers of people from walking, couch to 5 k events to half and full marathons to cycle events … something for everyone.However safety practice may not be all that it should be with much more needed in order to ensure that events are delivered in a low risk basis.Myles Sweeney from Donegal Sports Partnership who coordinated the Donegal Sports Event Management Working Group gave a background to the initiative which was supported by An Garda Síochána, Donegal Road Safety Working Group, Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre, Donegal Volunteer Centre and Athletics Ireland.He highlighted a previous safety seminar held in Letterkenny on the topic and the will among the participants to deliver something practical and tangible. He hoped that the development of the guide resource could be used by groups to discuss safety when organising any sporting event and encouraged communities and charities to participate in the planned training programme. Brian O Donnell, who coordinates the Donegal Road Safety Working Group on behalf of Donegal County Council, thanked all the contributors who gave their time to developing the initiative and specially thanked Claire Mc Donough, Consultant, who facilitated the process.Launch of the Sports Event Management resource book;”How Safe is your Sport” commenity & charity events in the Donegal County Council’s Letterkenny Public Services Centre.He acknowledged the need for such a resource and training in order for organisations and groups to debate safety, he highlighted the numbers sharing our public roads and spaces at present and the need for everyone to be more aware of others when organising and participating in sports events.The resource and training will be coordinated by Donegal Sports Partnership with a number of groups piloting the workshop training in the near future.EndsFurther information from Donegal Sports Partnership at email@example.com 9116078 or 9116079.NEW GUIDE ASKS HOW SAFE IS YOUR SPORT? was last modified: March 14th, 2016 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:donegalHow Safe Is Your SportJason Black
Five U18 lads from Letterkenny Rugby Club trained hard all summer with the Ulster U18 Rugby Squad!Five young men from Letterkenny Rugby Club have spent the summer training with the Ulster U18 Rugby Squad. It was a tremendous honour and a huge commitment for these five boys to travel from Letterkenny to Ballymena 3 days a week all summer, leaving Letterkenny as early as 6.30am!As always Letterkenny Rugby Club are dedicated and committed to encouraging their players to take part in their club training programmes & in Ulster Rugby Programmes which include on-pitch activities, strength and conditioning sessions and player welfare tutorials focusing on diet and nutritional needs.It is envisaged that players from Letterkenny Rugby Club will be identified for future development programmes as part of Ulster Rugby’s long term player development and overall objective in building for the future. James Sweeney, Mathew Faulkner, Fionn McGarvey, Conor McMenamin and Joshua Fulton you did yourselves and your club proud this summer! A great example set for your younger club players. Letterkenny RFC Underage training continues for U14, 16 & 18 Boys every Wed at 7pm and Girls U15 & 18s train on training on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm starting next week.All newcomers welcome. No previous playing experience required. Please contact 0851822890 with any queries. Letterkenny Rugby Club would be delighted to welcome new boys and girls to our club. Share if you know anyone who would like to come along & Have a Go!Photo: L-R James Sweeney, Mathew Faulkner, Fionn McGarvey, Conor McMenamin and Joshua Fulton.Letterkenny Rugby Club in association with Club Main sponsors, Kellys Toyota, Port Rd., Letterkenny. Letterkenny Rugby starlets train with Ulster U18 squad was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:letterkennyRUGBYSportU18Ulster