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Netball Jamaica denies media lockout

first_imgPresident of Netball Jamaica Paula Daley-Morris said the Sunshine Girls will be staging a number of closed-door training sessions in coming weeks as they prepare for their three-test series against Barbados later this month. Daley-Morris made the announcement after the media was locked out of the team’s training session at the National Arena last Friday afternoon. This after the sending home three players last Wednesday for what the association describes as inappropriate behaviour. However, Daley-Morris said the move was not unusual, and the team had a close-door training session. “They had a closed-door training. It was not locked out,” said Daley-Morris. “They have a series coming up and she (Coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken) was working on her system. She’s a new coach and she’s trying to put her system in place. If the media had told us before, we would have let them in. It’s a closed-door training. She doesn’t need any spectators at this minute,” Daley-Morris said. COACHES FREE TO DO AS THEY WISH She added that coaches are at liberty to have closed-door sessions whenever they want. “If they (the media) went and they said we are working on systems and we don’t want anyone in there right now, coaches can do that. The media just popped up like that. It’s mischief. It’s total mischief someone is making, and it needs to stop,” she added. However, Allison-McCracken said she was very surprised by the move. “I don’t know anything about it, and if that’s the decision, it’s not necessarily my decision. I am led by Mr (Wayne) Lewis, and if they made the decision that they don’t want the press there, then that is their prerogative,” said Allison-McCracken. “This is my not area; my area is preparing the girls for competition,” she said. Lewis, who is Netball Jamaica’s communications director, said he was also surprised when told of what transpired. “I will investigate it and I will speak to the powers that be and find out exactly what transpired why that decision was made,” said Lewis. “We have no intentions of doing this because it must be a one-off situation, and I will find out exactly what transpired and motivate them to make that decision,” he said.last_img read more

Report Not One But Two New Nintendo Switch Models Coming Soon

first_img Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Stay on target Update: Japanese financial publication Nikkei recently provided more details on these potential upcoming Switch revisions. The smaller version is still on track for this year, probably launching right before this holiday (or June even!). And although it will be more focused on portable play you’ll still be able to dock it and play on a TV. However, Nintendo is apparently facing issues getting the more powerful unit to run efficiently. So don’t expect the next generation Switch until next year, putting it head-to-head with PlayStation 5.A new version of the Nintendo Switch always seemed inevitable. Nintendo rarely misses a chance to revise its hardware, especially its handheld hardware that makes up half of the console/handheld hybrid’s DNA. A new Switch model would also give the already popular device an extra boost of sales potential before having to compete against a next-generation Xbox and PlayStation 5.However, no one was entirely sure which direction a new Switch would go. Would it be a cheaper, handheld-only version to finally, fully replace the Nintendo 3DS? Or would it give the tablet a much-needed power boost to bring it at least somewhat closer to fellow current-gen consoles? Well according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, why not both?AdChoices广告According to WSJ’s sources, Nintendo is preparing two new versions of the Nintendo Switch either being announced this summer around E3 or straight-up launching around the time of the show. One would in fact be a cheaper handheld-focused version, perfect for upcoming pocket-friendly games like Pokemon Sword and Shield and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The other would include “enhanced features targeted at avid video gamers,” albeit not on the level of a PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One.But that still leaves a lot of questions. What features will the handheld version strip away? How much more powerful will the pro version be? Will old Joy-Con be compatible? Will we get a stylus for Super Mario Maker 2? Will certain third party games only run on the pro version? Will they improve the online? Fortunately, it seems like we won’t have to wait too much longer to get hands-on answers to these questions for ourselves.For more on Nintendo Switch here are some cool games to play right now, here’s our recent hands-on with Nintendo Labo VR Kit (which hopefully gets a screen resolution boost with a more powerful Switch), and here’s why the recent announcement of Cuphead on Switch teases a lovely ongoing Nintendo/Microsoft bromance.last_img read more