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#DecisionJa2016: PNP’s Noel Donaldson vows to defeat Ed Bartlett

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 08:03
ST JAMES, Jamaica — People's National Party (PNP) candidate for St James East Central Noel Donaldson has vowed to defeat incumbent for the constituency, Jamaica Labour Party’s Ed Bartlett, in the upcoming general election.

#DecisionJa2016: Portia arrives with ‘Manleys’ for nomination

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 08:02
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — People’s National Party PNP) leader Portia Simpson Miller arrived a short while ago at the Greenwich Farm All-age School in her St Andrew South West constituency to complete the nomination process for the February 25 election day. Simpson paid her nomination fee three $1000 notes. "One Michael Manley, two Michael Manley, three Michael Manley," she said as she handed over the cash. She was then handed a copy of the voters list.

#DecisionJa2016: Mixture of green, orange as supporters await arrival of James Robertson and Marsha Francis

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:54
ST THOMAS, Jamaica — Green and orange clad supporters are dancing together in the streets of Yallahs, St Thomas as they await the arrival of the incumbent the  Jamaica Labour Party's James Robertson who is scheduled to be nominated any time now and the People's National Party Marsha Francis following shortly after.

#DecisionJa2016: Juliet Holness promises to rescue St Andrew East Rural

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:49
ST ANDREW, Jamaica – Jamaica Labour Party candidate for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness says she will rescue the "desperate" rural constituency from the "sufferings" of the People's National Party.

Andre Drummond drains 71-foot buzzer-beater for longest field goal since 2007

Guardian Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:48
  • Detroit Piston is usually poor shooter from short range
  • Effort is NBA’s longest since LeBron James shot in 2007

Andre Drummond isn’t famed for his shooting skills – the Detroit Pistons center is just a 35% free-throw shooter this year (last month he missed an NBA record 23 in one game), and is even worse – 17% – from shots in the 10-15 feet range.

But from 71 feet? He’s not too bad.

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NI fans 'angry' over Euro tickets

BBC Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:46
The Irish Football Association have been "inundated" with calls from angry Northern Ireland fans who missed out on tickets for the European championship.

PHOTOS:  Waiting for Mama P

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:41
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A section of the Spanish Town Road is partially blocked as People's National Party (PNP) supporters await the arrival of party leader Portia Simpson Miller in St Andrew South West

Can you design a better logo for the Premier League?

Guardian Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:36

The league’s ‘exciting new visual identity’ features a few fat cats staring out from one of those pictures opticians use to test your eyesight. Do them a favour

Football fans are crying out for a change of culture in the Premier League but, instead of lowering prices, they have invested some of their considerable riches in a new logo. At least the league’s managing director, Richard Masters, is chuffed with the new look. “We are very pleased with the outcome: a visual identity which is relevant, modern and flexible that will help us celebrate everyone that makes the Premier League.” Steady on Richard, it’s just four lions on a page.

The design studio who made the logo, the aptly named DesignStudio, were no less impressed by their work. “Our aim was to create an identity that acknowledges everyone who plays a part in one of the most exciting leagues in the world,” said their founder and CEO Paul Stafford. “With a fresh, new take on the iconic lion, we’ve created an identity that’s purpose-built for the demands of the modern world. While staying true to the Premier League’s history and heritage.”

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#DecisionJa2016: JLP’s Kerensia Morrison nominated in St Catherine North Central

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:28
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Jamaica Labour Party candidate for St Catherine North Central Kerensia Morrison was nominated in Bog Walk, St Catherine, a short while ago.

Gary Neville insists he is still right man for Valencia job

Guardian Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:26
• ‘I have faith in myself and the players’ embattled coach says
• Barcelona hold 7–0 advantage in Copa del Rey semi-final

Gary Neville has insisted he is still the right man for the job as Valencia prepare for the impossible task of overcoming a 7-0 deficit in the Copa del Rey against Barcelona on Wednesday night.

“I have faith in myself and the players and the only thing to turn this around is to win games. I know you want to ask me about my job, my future, but I just want to focus on football, on tomorrow’s game,” the Valencia coach said.

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#DecisionJa2016: Home boy Hyde wants Portia’s St Andrew South West constituency

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:22
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Victor Hyde, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for St Andrew South West, has been nominated. Hyde, who was born in the constituency, says he’s confident he’ll be given an opportunity to make a change in his constituency.

Talking Horses: Tuesday’s best bets plus all the latest racing news | Chris Cook

Guardian Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:21
The question of bookmakers versus a horse’s eligibility is raised, while Milly Baloo is worth a look in the 3.35 at Market Rasen

Jonathan Mullin has chipped in with a fine sidebar piece in today’s Racing Post in which he names no fewer than seven horses being quoted for races at the Cheltenham Festival for which they are not presently qualified to run. We can all agree that punters must take responsibility for their own gambling but bookmakers should not be offering odds about eventualities that they should know perfectly well cannot happen.

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#DecisionJa2016: St Aubyn Bartlett gets big support from Audley Shaw

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:14
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Central Manchester Dr St Aubyn Bartlett, was within the 10:00 am-11:00 am timeline for him to be nominated at the Electoral Office in Mandeville, the nomination centre in the constituency. He was accompanied by 10 supporters in the room in party colour, including incumbent North East Manchester candidate Audley Shaw.

PHOTO: PNP bag juice

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:11
ST ANDREW, Jamaica — A partially eaten bag juice with a People's National Party (PNP) logo seen at the side of the street in the vicinity of Mona High School where PNP supporters were earlier gathered to see party candidate for St Andrew eastern Hylton nominated.

Scottish Cup draw balls blunder forces retake – video

Guardian Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:04

The Scottish Cup quarter-final draw is botched when SFA chief Alan McRae mistakenly opens one of the balls early, revealing the name of the team before it is chosen. The draw is halted and all previous ties void, before the draw is retaken successfully

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Deliciously Ella's Alternative Pancake Ideas!

BBC Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:04
In honour of Pancake Day, BodyPositive friend, blogger and foodie, Ella Woodward, brings you these delicious pancake recipes packed with healthy, energy boosting ingredients!

#DecisionJa2016: The PNP's Patrick Roberts banking on past performance

Observer - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 07:00
Roberts told the Jamaica Observer this morning, after handing in his nomination papers, that he expects to mount a stonger challenge to Holness this time, having served the past four years as the councillor for the Molynes Gardens.

Six Nations gives Europe’s rugby powers chance to regroup

Guardian Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:59
England rip up the stumps in South Africa; Leicester outfox Premier League pack; Danny Willett is Desert king

Still smarting from last autumn’s Rugby World Cup disappointment, the game’s northern hemisphere giants began the process of regrouping and rebuilding in an attritional first round of Six Nations action. Tournament co-favourites Ireland and Wales slugged it out in Dublin for a tense but thrillingly inconclusive 16-16 draw, while Eddie Jones’ new-look England – bearing a remarkable similarity to the old-look England – emerged 15-9 winners over Scotland in Edinburgh thanks to Jack Nowell’s second-half try. In Paris, France survived an almighty scare from Italy to emerge 23-21 winners, but only after the visitors’ captain, Sergio Parisse, saw what would have been a winning stoppage-time drop goal attempt sail agonisingly wide.

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Premier League tickets: fans have been taken for granted for too long | Owen Gibson

Guardian Sport - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 06:53
The mind-boggling TV deal offers a glorious chance for the Premier League to give something back to supporters who cannot change their team as simply as they could switch supermarkets for a cheaper tin of beans

When a few hundred fans marched in the summer sunshine on the Premier League’s headquarters, an expensively understated block in Marylebone, in 2013, one particular banner lodged in the memory.

Nabbing the title of a Manic Street Preachers song, it proclaimed “If you tolerate this, then your children will be next” alongside a picture of a priced out father dragging his son into the pub to watch the match.

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