Thurles showjumper ready for Olympic action

first_imgThe first qualifying rounds get underway on Sunday next – the finals are set for Friday week.Speaking to Fran Curry on Tipp Today from Rio Greg said Going Global won’t be phased by the competition. Tipperary’s Greg Broderick is settling into the Olympic village in Rio ahead of the showjumping competition which gets underway on Sunday next.The Thurles man is our only representative as Ireland failed to qualify for the team event.Greg arrived in Brazil yesterday while his horse Going Global has been there since the weekend.last_img

Wimbledon 2019: Novak Djokovic relies on mental strength after ‘most demanding’ match of his career

first_img Wimbledon 2019: 7 crazy facts from historic Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer match Victory saw Djokovic move to within four of Federer’s record number of men’s singles grand slam wins, but the 32-year-old is not setting an explicit target to overhaul the Swiss maestro.”Whether I’m going to be able to do it or not, I don’t know,” Djokovic said. “I mean, I’m not really looking at age as a restriction of any kind for me at least. What I said on the court, I really meant it: Roger really inspires me with his effort at his age.”It just depends how long I’m going to play. It depends not only on myself, it depends on circumstances in life. I’m not just a tennis player, I’m a father and a husband. You have to balance things out.” Novak Djokovic felt Sunday’s epic Wimbledon final against Roger Federer was the most mentally challenging match of his career as he called on all his psychological strength to edge a five-set thriller.World number one Djokovic prevailed 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) after almost five hours on Centre Court on Sunday. Wimbledon 2019: Best reactions to Novak Djokovic’s insane win over Roger Federercenter_img “I had the most physically demanding match against [Rafael] Nadal in the [2012] finals of Australia that went almost six hours. But mentally this was different level, because of everything.”I obviously try to play the match in my mind before I go on the court. I probably could not play this kind of scenario.”I always try to imagine myself as a winner. I think there is a power to that. Also there has to be, next to the willpower, strength that comes not just from your physical self, but from your mental and emotional self. For me, at least, it’s a constant battle within, more than what happens outside.A kiss goodnight #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/nw3aE8inMr— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019″You need to be constantly playing well throughout five hours if you want to win a match like this. I guess there is an endurance part. But I think there is always this self-belief.”You have to keep reminding yourself that you’re there for a reason and that you are better than the other guy.”As hard as the moment is that you are in, the more you have to remind yourself, the more you have to talk to yourself. That’s at least in my case.” Djokovic rescued two championship points at 8-7 down in the final set before going on to claim his 16th grand slam title with a fifth triumph at the All England Club.”It was probably the mentally most demanding match I was ever part of,” Serbian star Djokovic told a news conference. Related Newslast_img read more

More US extraditions of fugitives hiding in Guyana imminent

first_imgThe successful extradition of United States fugitive Troy Thomas has paved the way for similar procedures for criminals hiding in Guyana.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said that fugitives would no longer be able to hide in Guyana after committing crimes abroad. He told the media at a recent press conference that more persons were expected to be extradited in the near future to face charges for crimes they committed in other countries.“So, we are moving forward. We are also internationally collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) far more, getting people to be extradited out of the country; all those are major developments with America when previously we could not. And we are going to extradite lots more people quite frankly, so it is going to be progress being made,” he said.Minister Ramjattan added that the collaborative efforts to ensure that extraditions were done so that justice could be served, regardless of which country a fugitive may be hiding in, would ensure that people pay for the crimes they commit.Just last week, US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch told the media that her country would continue to partner with Guyana on the security front.“… US and Guyanese security collaboration made history as we worked together on the highly successful extradition of alleged murderer Troy Thomas; the first extradition to the US in well over a decade. We will continue to partner on the governance front to adhere to the rule of law and to strengthen institutions, both governmental and non-governmental to become more transparent and accountable,” the Ambassador said.Thomas fled to Guyana after allegedly killing Keith Frank, 20, a Guyanese, on December 11, 2011, at Richmond Hill, New York. He has also been accused of inflicting injuries upon Dr Katherine Maloney.Since 2012, authorities in the US had issued a wanted bulletin for the murder suspect. In 2018, the US Attorney General and the US Secretary of State sent an extradition request to the Guyana Government.As a result of the request, Thomas was apprehended by the Guyana Police Force last year and was kept in custody at the Lusignan Prison. However, a legal battle ensued after Thomas claimed that he was in fact Marvin Williams and not Troy Thomas. After a year of legal proceedings, High Court Judge, Justice Navindra Singh ruled on April 4, 2019, that there was sufficient evidence against Thomas to warrant his extradition to the US.After being taken back to the US, Thomas was charged with second-degree murder.Currently, US-based Guyanese Marcus Bisram is trying to fight his extradition from the North American country to Guyana for the murder of a Corentyne, Berbice carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt, who was killed at Number 70 Village.So far, five men – Orlando Dickie, Radesh Motie, Diodath Datt, Harri Paul Parsram, and Niran Yacoob – have been charged and have been recently committed to stand trial at the High Court for the killing, for which Bisram is alleged to be the mastermind.Bisram had challenged his extradition in a New York court, which recently ruled that there was sufficient evidence for Bisram to be repatriated to Guyana.In November 2018, Guyanese hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell was arrested in Jamaica for narcotics trafficking and extradited to the US, where he faced additional drug trafficking charges as well as charges for money laundering. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more