High performance, recovery centres key for netball’s Daley-Morris

first_imgFor new netball president Paula Daley-Morris, a high-performance centre (HPC) to enhance and improve netballers and sportsmen and women in general and a National Recovery Centre (NRC) to help heal injuries and aid in recovery would be an ideal investment in the nation’s sportsmen and women when the new government takes office.Daley-Morris said that with the ever-increasing importance of sports and our sportsmen to the nation, having an HPC and an NRC would show the new administration that it is serious about assisting the nation’s sports representatives.”We would want a high performance centre, and we want a high-performance programme to be put in place for netball. We would really like the mechanics and different types of testing services, and when there are injuries, we need a national recovery centre with different hot and cold baths to help with recovery processes, improving the fine things around the game. We need somewhere to facilitate all that, so that would be at the top of my list,” she reasoned.However, Daley-Morris would prefer if Netball Jamaica provided the funding to implement programmes and the Government laid the infrastructure to take the sport forward.”I don’t view the Government as being responsible for those improvements. I think it is down to my organisation. What we would need is greater financial support for the changes because we have good plans on the table.”If our plans to spread the game across the island and have competitions in all parishes materialise, we need to have government support in terms of upgrading facilities in communities where we want to play games. We need bathroom facilities and changing accommodations in those areas,” she continued.But she commended the sports ministry and both parties for maintaining continuity even after a change of government.”I must commend the Government. I am not singling out any party because over the last 10 years, the Government has done a lot to improve sports in Jamaica. I really couldn’t say otherwise. First we had Portia Simpson as minister, then ‘Babsy’ (Olivia) Grange, and now, Natalie Neita Headley, and the three have run a good baton race. The passing of the baton has been great, and they continue to make steps,” she said ahead of Thursday’s general election.”Normally, we are used to a new government coming in and dismantling everything, but we saw a lot of continuity in sports, so we have to be grateful. But I think the reason that happens is because of the setting up of the Sports Development Foundation, which is an independent body that continues to grow sports,” she said.last_img read more

DONEGAL PAEDOPHILE REFUSED PERMISSION TO BE JAILED IN IRELAND

first_imgA paedophile from Co Donegal has been refused permission to serve the rest of his sentence in an Irish jail.Brennan from ManorcunninghamJames Jerome Brennan, originally from Manorcunningham, was one of the first sex offenders jailed in Britain for internet child grooming. The 55 year old, who is a former lap-dance club owner, is serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) and has no automatic right to be released.As there is no equivalent sentence in Ireland, Brennan, described as “undoubtedly a danger to girls”, cannot serve the remainder of his term here.IPP prisoners must serve a minimum tariff before being considered for release by the Parole Board, but many remain in prison for many more years.The Irish Independent reports that Brennan claims because he is Irish and in a British jail, he should have the same rights as foreign nationals.The British government abolished IPPs last year after three prisoners successfully challenged them in the European Court of Human Rights, but those already handed down will not be abolished retrospectively.DONEGAL PAEDOPHILE REFUSED PERMISSION TO BE JAILED IN IRELAND was last modified: August 19th, 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:James Brennanmanorcunninghampaedophilelast_img read more