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Young Jamaica commends NSWMA board for move to replace Jennifer Edwards

Observer - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Young Jamaica, the youth arm of the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), says the decision to dismiss National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) boss, Jennifer Edwards, is "a victory for good governance and accountability".

Champions League: 15 years of English clubs going out … or going all the way – in pictures

Guardian Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:37

After Manchester City’s exit in Barcelona left the Premier League with no representatives in the Champions League, we look back at when the last English club has gone out in each season since 2000-01

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Barcelona should have scored more goals against Manchester City, says Luis Enrique – video

Guardian Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:37
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique says his team should have beaten Manchester City by more goals, after a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night advanced the Catalan side to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Enrique says the game was 'too tight' and Barcelona deserved to win by more. Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City played their best against a team which he rates as the best in the world Continue reading...

St Lucia to open embassy in Taiwan

Observer - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:35
CASTRIES, St Lucia, (CMC) - St Lucia will be opening an embassy in Taiwan by the end of June.

Chile's Villarrica volcano spews ash

BBC - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:27
Chile's Villarrica volcano shows renewed activity following an eruption on 3 March which prompted the evacuation of thousands of people.

England a soap opera - Vaughan

BBC Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:23

Change away goals rule, says Wenger

BBC Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:22
The away goals rule should count after extra time rather than full-time, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Premier League clubs’ Champions League failings look a trend not a blip | Owen Gibson

Guardian Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:17
Just a month after unveiling a record-breaking £5.1bn domestic TV deal, the Premier League is left without a representative in the last eight of Europe’s premier club competition – and for the second time in three seasons
Barcelona’s Rakitic lobs Manchester City out of Champions League

There was a period during that heady spell of Premier League domination in Europe in the middle of the last decade when top-flight grounds would reverberate to a familiar chant. “Champions League, we’re having a laugh,” it ran. “Champions League, we’re having a laugh.” These days, not so much. The giddy laughter has long since been replaced by sustained low-level grumbling, punctuated by occasional bouts of soul-searching and blood-letting.

Around the time that the unfortunate James Milner was being dumped on his backside by a nutmeg from the imperious Lionel Messi on Wednesday night, it was tempting to consider it an apt metaphor for the performance of English clubs in general at the hands of their continental rivals this season.

Related: Lionel Messi returns to his breathtaking best in Barcelona victory | Sid Lowe

Related: Give us a break over winter demands on English clubs | Sean Ingle

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Wales will use Six Nations trophy travels as motivation, says Howley

Guardian Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:13
• Trophies will be at Twickenham and Murrayfield but not Rome
Parling recalled by England for Six Nations showdown against France
Wales will focus not force it against Italy, says Davies

Rob Howley admits Wales will be using the fact that Six Nations trophies are being sent to Twickenham and Murrayfield on Saturday as motivation for their own title-winning mission in Rome.

The real championship trophy will be at Twickenham where the tournament leaders England host France while second-placed Ireland are aiming to lift the replica cup in Scotland.

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BBC to show Hibs v Falkirk Cup semi

BBC Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:04
Live TV coverage of the Scottish Cup semi-final between Falkirk and Hibernian to be shown on BBC Scotland.

Drag-racing drama, Panenka pandemonium and Elton John's Watford | Classic YouTube

Guardian Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 06:00

This week’s round-up also features Mike Tyson’s KOs, The Don in Toronto and a policeman looking the wrong way

1) Go as fast as you can in a straight line. It’s not not nearly as simple as it sounds as this spectacular crash for drag-racer Larry Dixon proves. Somehow he walks away.

2) Inspired by Benfica’s Romário Baldé making an absolute shocker of this Panenka penalty, here are five more that were clearly the wrong option; plus Neymar getting in on the act too and, from the other side of the box, DC United’s keeper Bill Hamid becomes frustrated as a linesman reminds him of the rules on penalties.

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LIME head pushes for legislation to protect telecoms industry

Observer - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:56
MANCHESTER, Jamaica - Garfield Sinclair, managing director of full service telecommunications provider LIME, said that while the company seeks to expand its reach through the recent acquisition of Columbus Communications (Flow) and Dekal Wireless, copper cable theft continues to stifle the growth of its operations.

Cricket World Cup: Lara backs Windies to upset New Zealand

Observer - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:50
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, (CMC) – West Indies batting legend Brian Lara says he is backing the Caribbean side to defeat powerhouses New Zealand in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final here.

Geoff Parling recalled by England for Six Nations showdown against France

Guardian Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:48
• Leicester lock replaces Dave Attwood in only change
• Dylan Hartley fends off challenge from Tom Youngs

Geoff Parling has been recalled to the England starting line-up to face France in the last match of the Six Nations on Saturday.

He replaces Bath’s Dave Attwood, who is dropped altogether from the 23, in the second row in the only change from the 25-13 defeat of Scotland.

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Up to others to open door - Jones

BBC Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:41
Adam Jones says it is "up to other people" if Wales want him to come out of Test retirement for the 2015 World Cup.

Cricket World Cup: India crush Bangladesh to reach semi-finals

Observer Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:34
MELBOURNE, Australia (AFP) — Defending champions India reached the World Cup semi-finals on Thursday with a crushing 109-run win over Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

VIDEO: Rio school with a focus on sport

BBC - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:27
Sport is the focus at the Ginasio Experimental Olimpico school in Rio

VIDEO: City's focus now on catching Chelsea

BBC Sport - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:22
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini wants his side to focus on clawing back the six points they trail Chelsea in the Premier League.

Keep Courtney alive

Stabroek - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 05:20
By Rae Wiltshire “Today I am very proud, sad but proud, proud that Courtney made such a lasting impression on so many….God doesn’t sleep, I plead with you, let’s keep Courtney alive, don’t let him...

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