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Opposition alliance visits Toronto

Stabroek - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:14
A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) yesterday wrapped up a two day visit to Toronto, Canada. The Alliance said that the APNU+AFC delegation which was headed by...

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Police say probing report that objects thrown at vehicle with PPP/C supporters

Stabroek - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:05
The police say they are conducting investigations into reports that at about 1930h. last night, objects were allegedly thrown into a motor vehicle transporting supporters of the PPP/C in the vicinity...

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Team GB announce relay squads

BBC Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:05
Great Britain will take a team of 22 to the World Relay Championships in the Bahamas on 2 and 3 May.

Irwin High students urged to be positive role models

Observer - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:58
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of National Security’s Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) and Unite for Change recently engaged students from Irwin High School, in St James with motivational talks.

Bayern’s Pep Guardiola declines to look further than Porto return leg

Guardian Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:52

• ‘Last few months have been most challenging of my managerial career’
• Bayern, 3-1 down, without Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben for second leg
Guardiola will become Manchester City manager, says Scholes

It has not been the easiest of weeks for Pep Guardiola. After the very public falling-out with Bayern Munich’s feted club doctor, Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, following the 3-1 defeat against Porto in the Champions League quarter-final first leg last week the Spaniard has found his position under greater scrutiny than at any other time since his move to Germany.

Tuesday night’s second leg at the Allianz Arena will be an opportunity to put that behind him as Bayern attempt to overturn a two-goal deficit without the services of Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben. Guardiola attempted to bat away suggestions that he will not see out his three-year contract next season, with Manchester City thought to be waiting in the wings if he does decide to leave.

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US officers suspended after latest death of black man in custody

Observer - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:39
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - Several Baltimore police officers have been suspended after an African American man died of spinal cord injuries in police custody, police said Monday, pledging to thoroughly investigate the incident. 

Yorkshire’s Alex Lees takes responsibility with century against Notts

Guardian Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:33
• Nottinghamshire 428; Yorkshire 226-3
• Alex Lees hits 100 after Alex Hales dismissed for 236

Alex Lees revelled in his role as Yorkshire’s young fogey to thwart one of the teams billed as most likely to challenge for their County Championship pennant this season.

Just half-a-dozen days past his 22nd birthday, Lees struck his seventh first-class hundred on the ground where Yorkshire sealed the title in September. His composure at the crease belies his tender years and how Yorkshire have needed it at the start of this season.

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'Hamilton now has a different aura'

BBC Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:28
A relaxed Lewis Hamilton remains dominant but Kimi Raikkonen & McLaren have upped their games, says the BBC's David Coulthard.

England’s manager Roy Hodgson to honour victims of Bradford City fire

Guardian Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:28
• Coach will join the FA chairman, Greg Dyke, at Valley Parade on Saturday
• Bradford City’s final home game will mark 30th anniversary of the blaze
56: The Story of the Bradford Fire by Martin Fletcher

Roy Hodgson intends to visit Bradford City this weekend after informing the Football Association he wants a Saturday off watching Premier League football so he can pay tribute to the 56 people who died in the fire at Valley Parade in 1985.

Greg Dyke, the FA’s chairman, was already booked in to watch the League One club and plans are now being made for the England manager to join him.

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Steven Davies’ double-century for Surrey has Kumar Sangakkara purring

Guardian Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:25
• Surrey 563-7dec; Glamorgan 124-2
• Steven Davies hits maiden double-century from 290 balls
• Country cricket – as it happened

The Surrey captain Gareth Batty struck late in the evening session to remove his Glamorgan opposite number and complete a dominant day two in which Steven Davies chalked up a maiden double-century in first-class cricket.

Jacques Rudolph had been leading the fightback in Cardiff after 146 overs spent in the field, as Davies, with an unbeaten 200 from 290 balls, helped the visitors declare on 563 for seven midway through the afternoon. But Rudolph’s removal for 69, caught at slip with 6.3 overs remaining, saw the hosts close on 124 for two, with Will Bragg and Colin Ingram, on 19 and 14 respectively, now tasked to rebuild. For Surrey debutant Kumar Sangakkara, who made 149, Davies was a pleasure to watch.

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Jonathan Trott’s travails undermine England optimism before second Test

Guardian Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:13
• Moeen Ali likely to return against West Indies at No7
• ‘I think Trott will have benefited from first Test’ says Alastair Cook
England left frustrated by first-Test draw

There is some optimism surrounding the England team, not just within its bounds but among those supporters following them to the Caribbean. The first Test in Antigua was a tough one in challenging conditions for bowlers and England had twice shown character to recover from early adversity with the bat to almost force a win on a pitch that scarcely deteriorated. It was a considerable effort.

There was a vibrant feel to it, with centuries from Gary Ballance and Ian Bell, classy ones the both of them, consistent runs from Joe Root and an excellent return with the bat for Ben Stokes. The prospect for this second Test, starting on Tuesdaytoday, of watching Stokes, Moeen Ali – who will return probably at the expense of James Tredwell, the only change likely from the first Test – and Jos Buttler at six, seven and eight is actually mouthwatering. The engine of the side has had a radical overhaul and is running smoothly.

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VIDEO: Cook hails 'incredible' Anderson feat

BBC Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:10
England captain Alastair Cook says James Anderson's "incredible" bowling achievement will be "a weight off his shoulders".

Catholic Church to monitor campaign speeches

Stabroek - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:52
The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Catholic Church today said it is launching a campaign to monitor political speeches on the campaign trail in a bid to deter inflammatory presentations...

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VIDEO: Liverpool stunned by Aluko lob

BBC Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:48
Watch a round-up of the best of the action from week three of the Women's Super League One.

Senior police chief admits Hillsborough report flattered police efforts

Guardian Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:45

Terry Wain, who produced the South Yorkshire Police’s report on the football disaster in 1989, tells inquest that he may have got certain details wrong

A senior South Yorkshire police officer who produced the force’s report on how 96 people died at Hillsborough in 1989 has admitted the report was wrong and favoured the police in some details, but denied a “deliberate plan” to blame alleged misbehaviour by Liverpool football club supporters for causing the disaster.

Terry Wain, a chief superintendent in April 1989 , accepted under questioning at the new inquests into the disaster that the report’s conclusion included a defence of senior South Yorkshire officers’ actions, not just a “summation of the facts”. He said he could not explain why it omitted criticisms of the police’s own response to the disaster made by some officers, or why it painted only a positive picture of the relief effort.

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Pensions at risk for 80 million people in Latin America, Caribbean

Observer - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:33
WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) – Financial experts and policy makers have warned Caribbean countries that in the absence of reforms, members of the growing middle class may be vulnerable to poverty in their old age.

Jack Grealish in Aston Villa dreamland with FA Cup final date on horizon

Guardian Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:20
The stylish 19-year-old blossomed against Liverpool in the semi-final to follow in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, who played in the 1905 final
• Stuart James: Tim Sherwood deserved his Wembley touchline celebration

Jack Grealish expressed all the natural instincts of an excitable football fan steeped in the lore of the FA Cup back in January when the competition went into shock overdrive. “Chelsea 2-4 Bradford, Man City 0-2 Middlesbrough – why we love the FA Cup!!!” he tweeted. Presumably, any thoughts at that particular moment that he would be the talk of the Villa looking ahead to the final might have provoked a suitably smart teenaged response. Belief in his own ability is one thing. But getting opportunities to show what he could do in an under-pressure team was another.

The following day, Grealish took up his regular position on Aston Villa’s substitutes’ bench. There were plenty who wondered whether another surprise might be in store as troubled Villa took on top-of-the-Championship Bournemouth. Villa made it, and Grealish got to come on for a few moments at the death. At that point in his career development, every moment of playing time mattered.

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Africans dominant at Boston Marathon

BBC Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:19
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa and Kenya's Caroline Rotich win the men's and women's races respectively at the Boston Marathon.

Gov't, US to discuss tax arrangements to encourage investors

Observer - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:17
WASHINGTON, DC (JIS) - Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Peter Phillips, says the Government is to engage in talks with the US Government, aimed at reshaping its bilateral investment and tax arrangements in order to attract more US investors to Jamaica.

VIDEO: Glenavon hit Europa jackpot

BBC Sport - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:16
BBC Sport's review of the Irish Premiership features Glenavon's win over Portadown which sealed a top three finish for Gary Hamilton's side.

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