Confident Spencer targets podium spot in Rio

first_imgMarquee 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer recalls last season as bittersweet but remains confident that should she medal at this year’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil, it would put the icing on the cake as her greatest year ever.Spencer is one of the most successful track athletes in the history of the Diamond League circuit with a total of 21 wins.In an interview with The Gleaner, Spencer said that 2015 was a bittersweet season for her. “It began great. Unfortunately, I got an injury and I wasn’t able to complete my season as I would have wanted to but just using that as a stepping stone for this season.”Jamaica and the world have definitely not seen Kaliese Spencer’s best. I think this season is going to be a great season, so just watch out.”Despite her recent IAAF World Championships medal failures in the finals, Spencer maintains that she is over those disappointments, settled in her new training club, and looking at improving.”I have a great set of coaches working with – great people, great athletes – and it’s like a family,” she outlined at Cameron Blazers, adding that it would help her medal this year.”Definitely, I will be on the medal podium (Rio Olympic Games). I just want to stay healthy, and once God is in it, I will be a winner and I will be there,” Spencer continued.”I am over that (disappointments) long time ago. I don’t stay long on one thing. I just get going. OK, that was it. I am strong in faith, and I believe that God is by my side, and I believe that one day I will be victorious, and I am just working towards that,” she said.Though Spencer admits that she has a lot left in the tank, she did not want to predict how fast she could run this year.”I am not thinking about (times) that. I am just thinking about focusing and getting my technique better and getting stronger and staying healthy, and once I stay healthy, the times will come,” stressed Spencer.last_img read more

NOEL GETS CHASED IN NEW ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ ALL-IRELAND VIDEO

first_imgEVERYBODY CHASES NOEL IN EVERBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMYHERE’S the legendary Noel Sweeney as you’ve never seen him before – getting chased by hundreds of Donegal-mad GAA girls for a new video supporting the county team!The Swilly Drive boss was filming scenes for the video for the song ‘Everybody Plays For Jimmy’ at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.The Ladies GAA U-12 development squad was there having a blitz – and were soon recruited as extras! Orgaanisers are asking anybody interested in taking part in the ‘Everybody plays for Jimmy’ Donegal song and YouTube video to be released this coming week to submit photographs or short (5-15seconds) dvd/video footage of ALL THINGS DONEGAL by Monday morning (4th Sep) 11am, to B Carr, at yabiddy@yahoo.com.They will then be short listing the happier, snappier more colourful shots/vids for inclusion in the final edit, sung by local artists including Noel of course, Trevor Loughrey, (and starring Alma Kavanagh as ‘Granny’ amongst other future screen stars!) to be broadcast mid-week under the title ‘Everybody plays for Jimmy – Up Donegal!’What they are looking for…..Choruses: Video compilations of children/gangs/groups miming the words in specific locations, such as schools, pitches, shops, streets, beach, wherever to be mixed with photographs of supporters dressed in donegal colours etc. Verse 1:Pub photographs and videos (adults) in green and goldVerse 2:Grandmothers, bingo-ladies, dinner-ladies, shoppers, more grandmothers! (in green and gold)Verse 3: Kids kids and more kids, families, football pitches, sports groups (gymnasts, footballers, cyclists etc) in green and gold.Get going for Donegal!NOEL GETS READY FOR THE SCENE!THE EXTRAS FOR THE VIDEO SHOOT FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTYNOEL GETS CHASED IN NEW ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ ALL-IRELAND VIDEO was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 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)Tags:NOEL GETS CHASED IN NEW ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ ALL-IRELAND VIDEOlast_img read more

Judge blocks ban of violent video games

first_imgSAN JOSE – A federal judge has agreed to temporarily block a new California law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte said the Encino-based Video Software Dealers Association and the Washington, D.C.-based Entertainment Software Association “were likely to succeed” in their lawsuits arguing that the law violates free-speech rights. At the least, “serious questions are raised … including the question of whether there is a causal connection between access to such games and psychological or other harm to children,” Whyte wrote in a ruling issued late Wednesday. The law, which was set to go into effect Jan. 1, prohibits retailers from selling or renting violent video games to those 17 and under, imposes a $1,000 fine on violators and mandates stricter product labeling. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Other states have passed similar legislation this year after hidden sex scenes were discovered in a popular game, “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger contends that the law will help parents determine which video games are appropriate for their children. Schwarzenegger spokesman Vince Sollitto said Thursday that the state plans to show during the trial that it “has a compelling interest in protecting children from potential harm from exposure to extremely violent video games.” The preliminary ruling marks a good sign for the video-game industry. “For the sixth time in five years, federal courts have now blocked or struck down these state and local laws seeking to regulate the sale of games to minors based on their content,” said Doug Lowenstein, president of the Entertainment Software Association. The industry groups also challenged similar laws in Illinois and Michigan. A judge in Illinois recently ruled in favor of the video-game industry, but Illinois officials plan to appeal.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