Thompson, who took the sprint double in Rio de Janeiro, is in second place on 20 points in the Diamond League 100m and looks set to grab 10 points and take over the lead. She is one of three Jamaicans who will face the starter in the 100m in the absence of race leader Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands. The other Jamaicans down to compete in this short sprint are Rio finalist Christania Williams and veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown, the first Jamaican to arrive at the team hotel yesterday. McLeod will be hoping for another big performance in his bid to cut the gap on leader Orlando Ortega of Spain. McLeod, who had a mishap in his last Diamond League meet in London, bounced back with a big win in Rio and will be looking to get close to Ortega. He is in second place on 20 points in the event while Ortega leads with 30. POISED TO LEAD LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Jamaica’s double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson and men’s 110-metre hurdles winner Omar McLeod will be two of the stars on show at tomorrow’s Lausanne Diamond League meet in Switzerland. After a four-week break to facilitate the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Athletissima meeting is the 10th of 14 meets on the schedule. Track and field fans are very excited about the prospect of seeing some of the Rio stars, including four gold medallists, in action. With the meet coming just a few days after the Olympic Games, several athletes who were down to compete have opted out of tomorrow’s staging, but all events are still expected to be well contested as athletes who did not make it to Rio will be hoping to take some big scalps here. ANTICIPATED CLASH Other event leaders down to compete tomorrow are American LaShawn Merritt in the 400m and high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine. Fans were eagerly awaiting a clash between Olympic 100m hurdles champion, American Brianna Rollins, and her compatriot World record holder Kendra Harrison, but the former has withdrawn from the event along with the two other medallists, Nia Ali, who won silver, and bronze medallist Kristi Castlin. Harrison has 40 points and is unbeaten so far in Diamond League competition. She looks set to wrap up affairs here despite a competitive field that includes her countrywomen Jasmin Stowers, Sharika Nelvis and Dawn Harper-Nelson.
LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC): Impressed with his befuddlement of West Indies batsmen in four Twenty20 Internationals over the last two weeks, the Pakistan selection panel have named teenager Shadab Khan in a 16-member squad for their upcoming Test series in the Caribbean. The 18-year-old leg-spinner gained the nod of approval to be one of five newcomers in the Pakistani Test squad, a mere 10 days after making his international debut in the T20 series against the Windies in which he was named Player of the Series for a haul of 10 wickets at 7.50 apiece. The other uncapped players in the squad which will be captained by veteran Misbah-ul-Haq before he signs out of the international game are: middle-order batsman Usman Salahuddin, fast bowlers Hassan Ali and Muhammad Abbas, along with left-arm spinner Muhammad Asghar. Seven of the players that made the trip to Australia over the Christmas/New Year’s period have been sidelined for one reason or the other, earning familiar face Ahmed Shehzad a recall, along with fellow batsman Shan Masood. “The Test team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in West Indies and the recent performances of players during the domestic and international season,” said chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. “The team is a fine blend of experience and youth, and we believe that the team will do well on the tour.” West Indies and Pakistan play three Tests during the upcoming series, including the opening match, the 50th to be staged at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, along with contests at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, and Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica. The Pakistanis are eyeing their first Test series victory on Caribbean soil, having failed to succeed on seven previous trips to the region and won just five of 23 matches there. Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Sarfraz Ahmed (vice-captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Usman Salahuddin, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has departed the country for Schloss Elmau in Upper Bavaria Germany to attend the 41st summit meeting of the heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7).The meeting, which takes place from June 7 to 8, will discuss the global economy, foreign security and development policy, the UN conferences to be held later this year as well as the post-2015 agenda, an Executive Mansion statement said.President Sirleaf will be in attendance with several other African leaders who have been invited to grace the occasion. This is in determination to support African nations in their reform efforts and consequently strengthen peace and security, growth and sustainable development on the continent.African heads of state and others attending alongside President Sirleaf include the newly inaugurated Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Senegal’s President and current ECOWAS chair Macky Sall, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi. Together with them, the G7 leaders will engage in a wide-range dialogue on Africa and global policy issues, the statement said.Also meeting the G7 leaders on the second day will be the chairpersons of international organizations which include: Chair of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dlamini Zuma; International Labor Organization (ILO) Director-General, Guy Ryder; Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde; Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), José Ángel Gurría; President of the World Bank (WB), Jim Kim; Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo; and the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon.However this year’s G7 Summit, which is also referred to as the German Presidency, falls in a watershed year for international cooperation. This applies to the UN summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, to the conference on financing for development and to the planned climate agreement that is to be adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year in Paris.G7 leaders have indicated that at this event, they want to send a strong signal of credibility and support in this respect.The G7 States also aim to further empower women. Women’s active participation in economic life around the world will reduce poverty and inequality, foster growth and thus encourage social cohesion, with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, pointing out that an important precondition is to give women and girls the chance to obtain vocational and professional qualifications, especially in developing countries.The G7 nations also want to use the summit occasion to discuss how to make global health systems more resilient. “The Ebola epidemic was a wake-up call for all of us,” said the Chancellor and pointed to an initiative for improved crisis management.It is reported that with the President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, and the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Angela Merkel has submitted to the United Nations proposals for better crisis management to respond to global health emergencies.The summit in Schloss Elmau will also look at the use of antibiotics. The World Health Organization aims to ensure, through a global action plan, that life-saving antibiotics remain effective. At the start of May the German government adopted its own antimicrobial resistance strategy, reports say.Meanwhile, G7 is a group consisting of the Finance Ministers and central bank governors of seven major advanced economies such as Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States, while the European Union (EU) is also represented within the G7. It is also attended by the heads of states and government of these nations.Meanwhile, while President Sirleaf is away from the country, the Minister of National Defense, Mr. Brownie Samukai, will serve as Acting Chairman of the Cabinet in consultation with Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr. She is expected back on Wednesday, June 9.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A vendor who set fire to a building at Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was on Wednesday last slapped with the charge of arson when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Forty-eight-year-old Ron Cromwell of Dowding Street, Kitty, denied that on August 13, 2018, he unlawfully and maliciously set the building belonging to Hameshwar Sanchara on fire, thus causing damage amounting to $100,000.On the same day at the same location, the man also used threatening remarks against John Lewis.The accused was granted bail in the sum of $80,000 for the offence and was ordered to report to the Kitty Police Station on a weekly basis. He will return to court on September 26.
Photo: MLA Pat Pimm, Left, and Minister of Agriculture and Lands Steve Thomson met at Pimm’s office on 100th street, before they headed off to the roundtable discussion on Thursday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe B.C. Minister of Agriculture and Lands will be in the Peace Region for the next couple of days, to hear the concerns of farmers in the area.Minister Steve Thomson is participating in a roundtable discussion on Thursday to get a sense of the current state of industry in the area.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1705|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=25329047231eadd3f6334100b66bfafe-Steve Thomson 1_1_Pub.mp3]He says some sectors of the agriculture community are booming while some are less well-off.Minister Thomson notes both the red-meat and hog sector are facing problems, but the Ministry is working at both the provincial and federal level to come up with solutions. He says his key priorities are to make sure B.C. has programs and policies in place to make sure the agriculture industry moves forward and is profitable in the long term.Minister Thomson notes the Harmonized Sales Tax is helping achieve that goal.Advertisement [asset|aid=1706|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=25329047231eadd3f6334100b66bfafe-Steve Thomson 2_1_Pub.mp3]Minister Thomson will be meeting with the Grain Producers Association, local cattleman groups and the Regional District Advisory Committee.He will also be touring a local farm, and taking part in the fall fair in Dawson Creek.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DALLAS – The parent of American Airlines said Wednesday it plans to sell or spin off its American Eagle regional carrier next year. Its shares rose 6.9 percent. Investors have been pressing AMR Corp. to sell the regional airline and other assets, moves they say could raise money and lift AMR’s stock price. American Airlines is the nation’s biggest airline. The industry has been under pressure from record fuel prices. But AMR has posted six straight profitable quarters as planes were more full and passengers paid higher average fares. Analysts said it was too early to put a price on American Eagle, but that high fuel costs could make it hard to get top dollar. American Eagle operates planes that connect American Airlines hubs such as Dallas-Fort Worth with smaller cities. It has about 300 planes and operates about 1,700 daily flights to more than 150 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. It generates annual revenue of about $2.3 billion. Fort Worth-based AMR said in a statement that it is still studying whether to spin off Eagle to AMR shareholders, sell to a third party or divest the carrier in some other way. Although planned for 2008, the timing of the divestiture could be affected by economic, industry and financial-market conditions, the company said. AMR said divesting Eagle “is in the best interests of AMR and its shareholders.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Adriana Castaneda leaves the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line station at 8:25 a.m. on a train headed for Union Station. Ten minutes later, Miriam Ayala boards an express train leaving from the same platform and heading to the same destination. Castaneda’s train makes 11 stops along the way. Ayala’s train makes only three. Who arrives at Union Station first? The answer: Castaneda, by five minutes. Even knowing this before she boarded the train Thursday morning, Ayala, 18, was undaunted. She watched one train leave and waited 10 minutes in a chilly wind for the new Gold Line express train to take her downtown. “It just seems faster,” she said. “It skips the stops I don’t need.” Meantime, Castaneda, 19, was already on the move. “I’ll still be there before, and that’s what counts,” she said. Although this is only its first week, the Gold Line express service has had a mixed track record of success. There are riders such as Ayala, who are attracted by the simple idea of saving time during the rush-hour commute. And there are riders such as Mark Woodside, who think the express train is a boondoggle. “The promotion is an Orwellian way of misleading the public,” Woodside said in an e-mail to MTA officials. “Express service really means MTA has reduced the daily one-way trips from 97 to about 88.” Woodside and others complain that MTA has sacrificed convenience and comfort for a marginally faster train. “I used to tell people that I thought the Gold Line was great. Now it is less frequent and more-often-than-not crowded,” Woodside continued. “If you have a car, just drive downtown. You save time and it is more comfortable.” Bob Huddy, a transportation adviser at the Southern California Association of Governments, said MTA has to run fewer trains to accommodate the express service, and that has meant crowding on the local trains. “The average time savings for the express train is less than three minutes. The local \ are sardine cans filled to the gills,” he said. “We are waiting twice as long for one-third less service on packed trains.” The Gold Line takes an average of 34 minutes to make the trip from East Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. The express train cuts that down to 29 minutes. MTA officials hope the shorter trip will give commuters a reason to get out of their cars. And more riders are needed to prove to federal authorities that the planned $1.4 billion, 24-mile extension from Pasadena to Montclair is a good investment. Cecelia Gutierrez, a Spanish interpreter from Monrovia, took the express train Thursday for the first time. She said she has had enough of the 1
This is the scene this morning as dozens of roads around the county remain blocked due to heavy flooding.The worst of the flooding appears to be in the east of the county including Letterkenny, Lifford and Milford while there are also reports of heavy water in Annagry and Doochary.Motorists are being advised not to drive through flood water on roads after a number of vehicles became stuck because the water was so deep. Many housing estates are badly-hit including Glenwood Park in Letterkenny.The local council had to leave sandbags to the estate last night after heavy rain threatened to flood houses.Many roads still remain unpassable including the main road into Letterkenny from Glenswilly which is shown in our picture.Farmers are desperately trying to get to animals which have become stranded. * Have you been stranded or do you have a flood picture form your area? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep the Donegal public informed.FLOODS CAUSE EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC CHAOS ACROSS COUNTY was last modified: December 14th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
PARTS of Donegal are being pounded by heavy wintry showers this evening, leading to poor conditions on our roads.Gardaí are urging motorists to drive with extreme caution.Snow has fallen on higher ground, but most areas are being affected by sleet and hail showers. Temperatures have dropped below freezing – and Gardaí say there is ice forming in many areas. ROADS WARNING AS SNOW, SLEET, HAIL AND ICE HIT DONEGAL was last modified: March 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal weatherGardairoads warningsnow
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceAt least someone in the Warriors organization had a good time over the weekend.Jonnie West, the Warriors director of basketball operations and son of NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West, went down on bended knee to propose to golfer Michelle Wie in San Francisco, according to Hawaii News Now.She said yes, then posted the happy news on Instagram on Sunday, according to Yahoo — the same day the Warriors were upset by the …