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Private sector urges President to ensure equitable access to broadcast media

Stabroek - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:12
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has written to President Donald Ramotar asking him as Minister of Information to urgently address the question of equitable access to the broadcast media. For a...

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VIDEO: Wilson & Greer look ahead to qualifier

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:07
Gibraltar coach and Scotsman Davie Wilson and Scotland defender speaks to the BBC's Chris McLaughlin ahead of Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier between the two sides.

Five police officers charged with murder in Dominica

Observer - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:06
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – Five police officers, including a woman, have been charged with murder, eight months after the body of a prisoner was found in a cell at a police station in Portsmouth, north of here.

BHA defend whip rules in face of Australian criticism

Guardian Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:00
• Study attacks 2011 report that was basis for rules
• Vet suggest horses more sensitive than humans

The ruling body of British horse racing has once more found itself defending its whip rules following criticism from Australia of the 2011 report that provided the basis for the present rules. The whip has been a hot topic in Australia this week, with one academic claiming horses are more likely to feel pain than has been realised, while an increasing number of British politicians are showing interest in the subject.

The British Horseracing Authority claims it has put in place whip rules that safeguard animal welfare and ensure the sport’s continued good standing in the eyes of the public but its 2011 report on the subject has now been attacked in a study for the quarterly journal Animals. After finding a series of faults with the BHA’s work, the study condemns the Authority for concluding “that whip use is not painful, that whip use is not a welfare problem and that whip use is necessary for safety and encouragement, without adequate evidence to support these claims”.

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Locke a strong candidate - Mann

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:57
Kilmarnock chairman Jim Mann says interim boss Gary Locke's credentials for the role of permanent manager are very strong.

Republic of Ireland v Poland

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:52
Republic of Ireland v Poland.

VIDEO: Gomez fears 'tough' Brownlees

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:49
World champion Javier Gomez says Britain's Alistair Brownlee is his "toughest" rival to beat as he prepares for the second race of the season in Auckland, New Zealand.

Israel manager Eli Guttman will not single out Wales’ Gareth Bale

Guardian Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:47
• ‘We contacted Cristiano to see how to stop Bale,’ Guttman jokes
• ‘But he didn’t answer the call and it is not about one man’

The Israel coach, Eli Guttman, insists he has no special plans to stop Gareth Bale during Wales’s crunch Euro 2016 visit to Haifa. Guttman dismissed the idea of using strong-arm tactics to curb the Real Madrid player and even joked that his call to Bale’s club colleague Cristiano Ronaldo on how to keep the Welshman quiet had fallen on deaf ears.

“We contacted Cristiano exactly how to do it, how to stop Bale,” Guttman said at his press conference before Saturday’s Group B top-of-the-table clash at the Sammy Ofer Stadium.

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Paymaster wins case against GraceKennedy Remittance

Observer - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:46
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Paymaster Jamaica Limited is now to receive damages after the Court of Appeal overturned a copyright ruling in favour of GraceKennedy Remittance Services.

High time Lance Armstrong realised that only humility earns redemption | Richard Williams

Guardian Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:38
Geoff Thomas’s half-baked plan to invite Lance Armstrong to ride some of the Tour de France route with him on behalf of leukaemia research has horrified those who believe the last thing cycling needs is the American exploiting the Tour once again

I have no idea whether Pete Rose had put money on the game I watched him play for the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field one afternoon in the summer of 1985. Cincinnati won, and it was Rose’s habit only to bet on his team to win. But professional baseball players are not allowed to bet. Once exposed to the world, that habit became his downfall.

Rose should have been granted a coveted place in baseball’s hall of fame many years ago. His career total of 4,256 hits is the highest in the history of the sport, and he is a three-time World Series winner. He was also aggressive and abrasive – his nickname was “Charlie Hustle” – and once served a 30-day suspension for shoving an umpire. Then came the charges that would demolish his claim to a formal position among baseball’s immortals.

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Two missing, 22 hurt in another NY building collapse

Observer - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:35
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Two people were missing Friday from a sushi restaurant after an explosion flattened three buildings and ravaged a fourth property in New York's East Village, injuring 22 people, officials said.

Hartson would welcome Israel point

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:30
Wales' focus should be on avoiding defeat in Israel and not to lose ground on the current Group B leaders says ex-striker John Hartson.

GG appoints new Custos of St Catherine

Observer - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:09
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Governor General Sir Patrick Allen today appointed a new Custos Rotulorum for the parish of St Catherine.

VIDEO: Storey wins para-cycling gold

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:05
Dame Sarah Storey wins the 500m time-trial on a successful opening day for the British team at the para-cycling World Championships.

Defenders return to boost Crusaders

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:03
League leaders Crusaders will have Josh Robinson and David Magowan available again for Saturday's trip to Coleraine.

Mark Hughes signs new Stoke contract to stay at Britannia until 2018

Guardian Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:01
• Hughes has been at Stoke since May 2013
• ‘We can do even better next season,’ manager says

Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract with Stoke until 2018, the club have confirmed. The manager revealed he had entered talks in January, with his existing contract due to run out in 2016.

Hughes has been at Stoke since May 2013 and has guided them to 10th in the Premier League this season. He told the club’s website: “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract. I think it’s exciting times for Stoke City, everyone can see there’s more progress to be made and we want to see how far we can take the club.

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No extra pressure for goals - Greer

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:54
Defender Gordon Greer says Scotland do not feel any extra pressure to score lots of goals against Gibraltar on Sunday.

Gov't sets up vehicle accident compensation fund

Express - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:52
CABINET yesterday approved the establishment of a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund to compensate the victims of accidents caused by uninsured drivers, Finance Minister Larry Howai said yesterday. The startup for the Fund is $20 million.

Hughes agrees new contract at Stoke

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:50
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes agrees a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2018.

Kiev punished for racism by fans

BBC Sport - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:49
Dynamo Kiev will have to close part of their stadium after their fans' racist behaviour towards Everton players.