Motivated to do better – Matherson

first_imgKingston College’s 17-year-old standout Jhevaughn Matherson – one of the most talented young sprinters in Jamaica – says he is more motivated ahead of the upcoming season, after his recent recognition at the Courtney Walsh Award For Excellence.Matherson’s young career has been hampered due to a string of injuries, but the youngster, who was honoured for his sporting and academic performances, says he is looking forward to the upcoming 2017 season, when he will be expected to lead Kingston College’s charge for the boys’ title at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships.”I was not necessarily surprised when I won the award but I was a bit astonished as it was a great feeling to be named best student athlete for the past year,” said Matherson after a recent training session. “Being tops in sports and in academics is a wonderful feeling, and this goes to show that basically life has many streams and you cannot afford to focus in one area because you have to open your mind and do well in everything you do.”Matherson stated that it has not been difficult for him to balance by doing well in academics and on the track. “It is not necessarily hard as sacrifices will always have to be made and you won’t always have time for fun but know your real focus and you have to push for that,” he said.The lower sixth-form student passed seven subjects, including English and mathematics in external examinations.Matherson stated that he has been more inspired by his recent award and is looking forward for special performances on the track next season once he remains injury-free.”When you get an academic award when you are a good athlete, it shows that you are heading into the right direction, so I hope to continue. Doing better is always the right priority, and next year I am looking forward to do even much better and I am more mature now, my dreams have always been big and to achieve my dream to be at the top will be spectacular,” Matherson said.Unlike may athletes who have gone professionally straight out of high school, Matherson is not looking on that route.”It is always smart to get your education intact, and different people do different things but I am happy for the culture at Kingston College as majority of our student athletes go straight to university, and at the moment that is where my heart is,” said Matherson.- R.G.last_img read more

O.J. co-defendant to testify guns involved

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Clark County District Attorney David Roger declined to comment. Simpson and the others are charged with kidnapping, armed robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy in the Sept. 13 encounter in a Las Vegas casino hotel room between Simpson and memorabilia collectors Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong. Simpson also faces a felony charge of coercion, alleging that he took a cell phone from Fromong. Simpson has said he wanted to retrieve personal items that belonged to him, and his lawyers have maintained that no guns were used. But Cashmore will testify that Walter Alexander and Michael McClinton, two men who entered the room with Simpson, had guns, Miley said. Miley said Cashmore was unarmed during the alleged robbery. LAS VEGAS – A co-defendant in O.J. Simpson’s armed robbery case will plead guilty to a reduced charge and testify that guns were involved in the theft of sports collectibles from two memorabilia dealers, the man’s lawyer said Friday. Charles Cashmore is accused of being one of five men who joined Simpson in a hotel-room confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers. He will testify that two of the other men who entered the room with the former football star were armed, Cashmore’s lawyer, Edward Miley, said. Miley said Cashmore will plead guilty Monday to being an accessory to robbery, a felony that could get him up to five years in prison. A court hearing is set for Monday, a court clerk confirmed. “He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Miley said of Cashmore, a 40-year-old laborer, bartender and disc jockey who lives in Las Vegas. “The only people with guns that he knew of were Alexander and McClinton,” Miley said, adding that Cashmore’s crime was failing to immediately go to police and turn over the items he carried out of the room. Cashmore surrendered to authorities six days later and turned over the items, after police released images from hotel security videotapes showing him carrying a box from the room. Lawyers for Simpson, McClinton and most of the others did not immediately respond to requests for comment.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

CHILDREN’S WARD BENEFITS FROM CRAOIBHIN 5K

first_imgStaff of the hospital and An Craoibhin with their donation.Money raised from the recent Craoibhin 5k has been put to very good use.Our pictures show items which were bought from €330 raised being presented to staff and patients in Letterkenny General hospital children’s ward last evening by Mary McGrenra, centre manager and Dermot Kelly fitness instructor.The items bought include slippers, undergarments, pyjamas , toothbrushes toothpaste . A massive thanks to everyone who donated money on the day. Thanks from everyone at Craoibhin.CHILDREN’S WARD BENEFITS FROM CRAOIBHIN 5K was last modified: January 1st, 2014 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:An Craoibhinchildren’s wardLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more