20 01 20

first_imgIconic Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has indicated that it will be an “emotional” affair when he makes his final appearance locally, at his club’s second annual Racers Grand Prix, at the National Stadium on Saturday, June 10. The towering sprinter, whom many consider the greatest of all time, is expected to bow out of the sport before legions of local and international fans at the same venue he began his sterling World Juniors career. It will be the 30-year-old’s last competitive race in Jamaica, just months ahead of his international farewell at the IAAF World Championships, this August in London. Bolt said he is always putting in the training and will be ready to remain unbeaten, as he hangs up his running shoes. “For me, it’s the last time competing in Jamaica, and it’s gonna be a big moment. It might be a little bit emotional, but I am looking forward to it,” he told The Gleaner. Big meet “It’s a big meet for me because it is my coach’s (Glen Mills) meet, so I am always excited to be a part of what my coach is trying to do,” he continued. Bolt was clear, however, that he will always miss athletics. “Always, always gonna miss athletics, for sure,” he confirmed. He was speaking at the Digicel Grand Prix at the National Stadium last Saturday, where he represented telecommunications sponsors Digicel. Bolt, 30, is a triple world record holder in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay, and has remained unbeaten in his career, while helping to maintain Jamaica’s dominance as the sprint capital of the world over successive Olympics and World Championships. He remains confident of ending unbeaten. “Well, for me, the focus is always winning, and winning the medal, that’s always my key, and that’s always my focus so I am just trying to get some training in and trying to stay fit and just try to go to the World Championships as always and just try and make my country proud,” the eight-time Olympic gold medallist said. Bolt, meanwhile, has ruled out next month’s World Relays in The Bahamas. “No, my coach hasn’t said that’s on the cards, so I guess not. I am just gonna train and we will see what happens, right now,” he pointed out.last_img read more

19 08 19

first_imgMembers of 68 public- and private-sector unions will demonstrate Thursday to mark Labor Day along some San José’s main streets, the National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP) said.The demonstrations begin at 8 a.m. at several locations throughout the capital. At 10 a.m., participants will march to the Legislative Assembly, where incoming lawmakers will officially take office and elect a new directorate.“We want approval of a new wage policy that helps salaries recover purchasing power,” ANEP Secretary General Albino Vargas said.In addition to better wages, union leaders have a list of demands that includes improvement of health services at the Social Security System, a government promise not to privatize health and educational services, solutions to the fiscal deficit and better public utilities services.May 1 protests in recent years have been marked by violent acts and vandalism, mostly by groups of self-described anarchists.Union leaders promised this year’s demonstration will be “a peaceful march,” and that cultural events and live music are scheduled for the participants’ arrival at the Assembly.Protesters will leave before outgoing President Laura Chinchilla delivers her final State of the Nation speech later in the day. Facebook Comments Related posts:PHOTOS: Students, LGBT activists join public workers in May Day demonstration Unions call for nationwide protest against proposed budget cuts Union protest against proposed 2015 budget cuts to shut down 2 San José streets Monday morning Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ requestlast_img read more