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PHOTO: Condolence

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
Former Prime Minister PJ Patterson signs the condolence book for the late former Governor-General Sir Howard Cooke at King's House on Tuesday. Sir Howard died on July 11 at the age of 98. He will be given a State Funeral on August 8.

Woman charged for withdrawing claim entertainer boyfriend beat her

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
GIRLFRIEND of popular reggae artiste Nature was charged with creating public mischief after initially denying a report she gave to the police that the entertainer had beaten her with a broomstick.

Speaker denies evicting journalist from Dominican Parliament

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC — Speaker Alix Boyd-Knights has strongly denied ordering the removal of editor of the Sun Newspaper Charles James from Parliament earlier this month, insisting that reports that she did are a "misrepresentation of what happened".

This Day in History - July 31

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
Today is the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

El Salvador charges priest with helping gangs

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Police arrested a Spanish priest yesterday on allegations he tried to get favourable treatment for Salvadoran gang members and smuggled contraband into prisons.

Liberia's president closes schools amid Ebola outbreak

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 21:00
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president is closing the nation's schools and ordering non-essential government employees to stay home as the country battles an Ebola outbreak.

AFL should realise that old is beautiful | Russell Jackson

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:51

A good player doesnt necessarily make a good coach, and big clubs would do well to look at the talent and experience in the VFL

The coaching ranks of the AFL, whose tactical weaponry has been so derivative of foreign football leagues in the past two decades, remain noticeable immune from influence in one key area: by and large, the demographic profile of AFL coaches skews younger than that of the other codes.

In the NFL, the average age of the head coach is 52.7 while in the AFL that number currently sits at 44.8, a significant figure. All bar eight of the NFLs 32 coaches are over the age of 50 with the oldest being 67-year-old New York Giants boss Tom Coughlin, and Pete Carroll who coached Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl last season is 62. Grey temples are just as common a sight in the English Premier League with the average age of its managers currently sitting at 50.7.

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Boxing quarter-finals - in pictures

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:10
Our photographer has been checking out the pugilists taking part in the boxing quarter-finals Continue reading...

Las Patronas: The Mexican women helping migrants

BBC - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:05
The Mexican women helping migrants survive their perilous journey

Commonwealth Games 2014: underwater at Tollcross - in pictures

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 20:01
With the aquatic action moving over to Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for the diving, we take a look back at some of the dramatic and stunning underwater images from the Tollcross Pool in Glasgow Continue reading...

Sport picture of the day: Vaulting multiple exposure

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:53
The dark background of the arena and the movements of the competitors mean that gymnastics is an ideal sport to utilise a multiple exposure. This shot, by the Guardian's Tom Jenkins, was created with the speed of the camera decreased in order to record the numerous steps of Anand Patel's vault Continue reading...

Commonwealth Games: Australian weightlifter arrested over assault

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:39

Australian weightlifter Francois Etoundi, who won a bronze medal on Sunday, has been detained by police over an alleged assault at the Commonwealth Games village around 6am on Wednesday. He is due to face Glasgow Sheriff Court on Thursday.

A 29 year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in custody in connection with an alleged assault following an altercation within the athletes village in Glasgow on Wednesday the 30th of July, Scottish police said in a statement. Fairfax media report that Etoundi is alleged to have assaulted a Welsh athlete.

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Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:07
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.

Jamaica could earn big money from ornamental fish exports – Commerce Minister

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:07
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the ornamental fish export industry is poised for growth and has the potential to earn the country well-needed foreign exchange.

Argentina heads into default as debt talks fail

Observer - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:03
NEW YORK (AP) — Talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years ended with bitter recriminations Wednesday as the South American country said it could not accept a deal with US hedge fund creditors it dismisses as "vultures."

VIDEO: England mum aims for World Cup glory

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:01
England's Emma Croker says daughter Lucy will be there to support her at every game as she targets World Cup glory in France.

David Millar craves storybook finish in Scotland cycling jersey

Guardian Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:59
Veteran rider aims to repay home fans for their support when he was banned for doping by winning Commonwealth Games gold

So much lip-service is paid to the significance of the jersey. Seldom can its meaning have been better expressed, or more sincerely felt, than by David Millar. This Thursday Millar rides in the individual time trial, and on Sunday he goes again, in the road race. They will be two of the final races of his 17-year career, which will end with the Vuelta a España in August and September.

It is probably one of the biggest events of my life, Millar says of the Commonwealth Games. Especially where it is in my career. Whether it would mean so much to me if I was 18, well it would still be massively important to me, but I am 37. This is the end. It seems, he says, like a storybook finish.

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Thursday's gossip column

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:59
Santi Cazorla, Fernando Torres and Javier Hernandez wanted by Atletico Madrid, Marcos Rojo to Southampton, plus more

'We lost our heads' admits Deila

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:52
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.

VIDEO: McGuigan gaffe has Lineker in stitches

BBC Sport - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 18:42
BBC Sport's Gary Lineker and boxing legend Barry McGuigan inadvertently reveal the result of the next pre-recorded boxing bout during Wednesday evening's coverage of the day's action at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.