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New Zealand’s Richie McCaw set to be first player to captain 100 Tests

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 6 sec ago
• All Black to lead country against Wales on Saturday
• Steve Hansen makes 12 changes, Dan Carter omitted

Richie McCaw will become the first rugby union player to captain his country in 100 Tests when New Zealand face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. It is somewhat fitting that McCaw will achieve the milestone against Wales as they were also the opponents when he captained the All Blacks for the very first time a decade ago.

McCaw, who has led New Zealand to 87 wins in his 99 Tests as captain to date, spoke of his pride in playing for and leading the All Blacks at Thursday’s team announcement in Cardiff.

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Talking Horses: Thursday’s best bets plus our tipping competition

Guardian Sport - 16 hours 16 min ago
Jamie Spencer has revealed his anguish after being told he was being sacked as No1 jockey for Qatar Racing

Tony Paley: Jamie Spencer has spoken of his anguish in an interview in the Times after being sacked as retained jockey to powerful owners Qatar Racing.

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Sire De Grugy ruled out until 2015

BBC Sport - 16 hours 20 min ago
Champion chaser Sire De Grugy is out until next year with a hip injury and is most likely to return in February.

Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU

Observer - 16 hours 22 min ago
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) -- A gunman opened fire early Thursday at a Florida State University library, sending hundreds of students who had been up all night studying for exams scrambling for cover and barricading themselves in with desks. Three students were wounded before police killed the gunman in a shootout, authorities said.

Ramotar invites Granger to talks

Stabroek - 16 hours 31 min ago
President Donald Ramotar on Tuesday invited Opposition Leader David Granger to talks on a post-prorogation agenda for Parliament but APNU is holding to its position that there will be no dialogue...

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Courts parent company commissions US$6M storage bond

Stabroek - 16 hours 31 min ago
Unicomer Guyana Inc yesterday formally commissioned its US$6 million state-of-the-art Distribution Centre at Eccles, in its bid to lay stronger foundations in bringing quality service to Guyana. The...

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AWOL GDF rank was gunman in LBI robbery, eyewitness says

Stabroek - 16 hours 33 min ago
AWOL GDF rank Kevin David was the gunman who brandished the firearm and robbed La Bonne Intention (LBI) resident Jasdai Persaud of her cash on Tuesday afternoon, and was subsequently badly beaten...

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City council gets prohibition notice over waste disposal

Stabroek - 16 hours 34 min ago
The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) was yesterday ordered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cease mismanaging garbage at markets or face legal action. In a novel notice to Town Clerk...

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Jordan backs Scots to make Euro 2016

BBC Sport - 16 hours 34 min ago
Former Scotland striker Joe Jordan believes Gordon Strachan's team are as good as anyone in Euro 2016 qualifying Group D.

Policemen charged with crime scene tampering

Stabroek - 16 hours 35 min ago
Two police officers found themselves on the wrong side of the court, facing charges of tampering with evidence at a crime scene. It was alleged that on September 2 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara,...

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Go-Invest Florida expo a massive failure

Stabroek - 16 hours 36 min ago
Participants of Go-Invest’s Guyana Expo Trade show at the end of last month in Florida, USA say poor organizing and failure to heed their input led to it being a fiasco, which had less than 100...

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Cabinet gives no-objection to $9.2B West Coast Demerara road project

Stabroek - 16 hours 37 min ago
Cabinet on Tuesday gave its no-objection to the $9.2B Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded West Coast of Demerara Road project. Head of the Presidential Secre-tariat, Dr Roger Luncheon made the...

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Marriott opening now pushed back to February

Stabroek - 16 hours 38 min ago
The Guyana Marriott Hotel Project will miss another opening deadline this December and is now slated for opening in February of next year. Stabroek News understands that Atlantic Hotel Inc (AHI),...

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NBS restates case of ‘gross misconduct’ against fired trio

Stabroek - 16 hours 39 min ago
In the wake of a report by the Ombudsman stating that three managers of the New Building Society (NBS) had been done a great injustice as a result of fraud charges that had been brought against them,...

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Toolkit on child rights launched

Stabroek - 16 hours 40 min ago
Guyanese advocates against child abuse now have a toolkit to help them formulate solutions to deal with various forms of mistreatment meted out to the young. The European Union (EU) in collaboration...

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US democracy project goes to Parika 

Stabroek - 16 hours 41 min ago
At the sixth Local Government Town Hall-style meeting under a US democracy project, residents of Parika and neighbouring communities were told of their right to vote for a party that will help in the...

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AFC addresses absence of some leaders from rally

Stabroek - 16 hours 42 min ago
The Alliance For Change (AFC) said Chairman Nigel Hughes delivered an informative and inspiring message which adequately reflected the seriousness of its commitment to joint action, at the APNU rally...

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QPR must move, says owner Fernandes

BBC Sport - 16 hours 42 min ago
Queens Park Rangers must move from Loftus Road if they are to thrive in the Premier League, says owner Tony Fernandes.

Surprises in store in Betfair Chase?

BBC Sport - 16 hours 43 min ago
Grade 1 chasers Silviniaco Conti and Cue Card look to recapture past glories at the Betfair Chase following recent stutters.

Pregnant woman placed on bond after larceny case dismissed

Stabroek - 16 hours 43 min ago
A pregnant woman was yesterday placed on a bond to keep the peace after she appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with simple larceny. The charge against Natalie Benjamin is that on...

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