Parchmnent working hard to secure gold in Rio

first_imgDespite the “unpredictable” and highly technical nature of the 110-metre hurdles, 25-year-old Hansle Parchment believes he has enough experience and confidence to upstage his main rivals and win Jamaica’s’ first-ever gold in this event at this year’s Rio Olympics in Brazil.”Everyone is potentially a medal winner, it (110m hurdles) is a very unpredictable event and anyone can win,” said Parchment, adding “very, very difficult in my discipline. Sometimes you are very relaxed and that’s when you are running faster, sometimes you tense a bit and that’s when you slow down. So it’s unpredictable.”He first crafted his hunt for supremacy with gold at the 2011 World University Games.Parchment is now Jamaica’s most successful hurdler, courtesy of an Olympic bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics and silver at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, last year.”You don’t know when you will run fast. You just have to work on your technique and set goals each time, and go with God,” he continued.With regard to this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he said of his target: “Gold. I am aiming for the highest, once I am healthy.”I am working really hard and I feel I can be among the top three,” he told The Gleaner.13-SECOND BARRIERThe former University of the West Indies athlete also holds a place in local history as the first Jamaican to break the magical 13-second barrier.”I am very positive, I feel good, and remaining healthy is the main aim for this season. Once I can keep healthy, I will perform very well and I am really looking towards the Olympics this year, I think it will be great for a lot of people,” Parchment said, while tipping himself to medal.Coached by the legendary Fitz Coleman, Parchment has already achieved what former outstanding Jamaican hurdles giants like Keith Gardner and Maurice Wignall before him did not.He, however, maintains not taking anything for granted.”I work tirelessly on getting my technique better each year. With this hard work that I am putting in, I want to give some really great performances this year.”last_img read more

Ryanair strikes halted as airline granted High Court injunction

first_imgRyanair has been granted an injunction from the High Court this morning (Weds) preventing a planned strike over the next two days by some of the airline’s pilots based in Ireland.Around 180 pilots who are members of the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association, which is a branch of the Fórsa union, were due to take industrial action tomorrow and on Friday in a dispute over pay and conditions.It follows a ballot of eligible IALPA members which was passed by the overwhelming majority of those who took part. Ryanair sought an injunction preventing Fórsa and 11 named individuals from proceeding with the work stoppage, which was due to get under way after midnight tonight.According to RTE, during two days of High Court hearings, the airline argued a strike would be a breach of an agreement put in place following a series of strikes at Ryanair last year.It requires any matters of dispute between the two sides to be referred to an independent mediator and to go through a dispute resolutions process before industrial action can take place.Ryanair also claimed that the secret ballot that led to the vote in favour of industrial action was unlawful. However, the union strenuously denied this and told the court it had been conducted according to union rules and the law.It also claimed that its current pay claim is not covered by the terms of the 2018 agreement.Ryanair strikes halted as airline granted High Court injunction was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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 read more

Sharks-Avalanche Game 7: Will Joe Pavelski play tonight? We asked his wife

first_imgSAN JOSE — Will Sharks captain Joe Pavelski return to the ice for tonight’s win-or-go-home Game 7 NHL playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Shark Tank?One authority thinks there’s a good chance.“I’m 75 percent sure he will play,” his wife, Sarah Pavelski, said Wednesday morning. “He’s hoping to, but wants to see the doctors one more time this morning to be sure.“Joe is feeling good.” Pavelski’s return could provide a huge emotional boost in the Sharks’ quest for a …last_img

Giants add former A’s infielder to MLB roster, expect new arrival in St. Louis

first_imgST. LOUIS — The Giants have enjoyed modest success mining the waiver wire for under-the-radar, unproven talents this year.They’re hoping infielder Corban Joseph can follow in the footsteps of players such as Alex Dickerson and Trevor Gott and make an impact in a new spot.The Giants announced Tuesday they’ve claimed Joseph off waivers from the Oakland A’s. To clear a space on the 40-man roster for Joseph, San Francisco transferred infielder Pablo Sandoval to the 60-day injured list.Sandoval …last_img

a month agoSergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevilla

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevillaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSergio Ramos hailed Real Madrid’s “hunger” for victory at Sevilla.Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Zinedine Zidane’s side bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.”We knew how difficult the game was going to be as it’s been years since we won here,” Ramos told Movistar+ at full time.”We came with a very strong mentality and with the intention of making as few mistakes as possible.”Even though Sevilla had possession, we always knew we’d have little of the ball and when we did have it we took advantage of it.”We achieved the objective and we stayed calm this week, after everything that was said.”Real Madrid are always hungry to win.”The team is always very optimistic.”The team is improving.”This is very long, we’ve drawn level with Athletic Club in the table and we have to keep trying to improve as a team and especially to take chances like we did today.” last_img read more