THERE has never been a one-two-three-four sweep at the World Championships. Come next week, all that could change as the United States look set to dominate the women’s 100 metres hurdles, where Jamaica’s champion Danielle Williams will be the country’s main hope of advancing to the final. Jamaica has had good results in the event over the years through Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Delloreen Ennis-London and Michelle Freeman, all of whom won medals on the World stage. Foster- Hylton won medals of all colours, her best coming at the Berlin World Champion-ships in 2009 where she took the gold medal. Gillian Russell, Dionne Rose-Henley and Vonette Dixon have all been to the finals and the country will be hoping to advance athletes to their first final since 2009. It will be a very tough task for the Williams sisters, Danielle and Shermaine, along with Kimberly Laing. The United States appear to have a stranglehold on this event. The good thing for Jamaica is that only four can compete at the Worlds and there is realistic hope that one or two of the Jamaicans can squeeze into the final. The United States have so much depth, in spite of their second best athlete in the world this year – Jasmin Stowers (with 12.35 seconds) – not making the team after finishing fifth at their National Championships. The US also got a wild card through defending champion, Brianna Rollins, who is the fourth ranked American going into the Championships, with a season best 12.56 seconds. It will be interesting to see the finishing order of the top four as world leader Sharika Nelvis, with 12.34, Dawn Harper-Nelson, 12.48, Kendra Harrison, 12.50, and Rollins will definitely fight it out for the top positions. Harper-Nelson is the most experienced, having finished seventh in Berlin, third in Daegu and fourth two years ago in Moscow. She will be hoping to go all the way this time and add a second global title to her kitty, following gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. However, she will find her younger teammates too hot to handle this time around and will be hoping that a fast time is not done as usually she is hard to beat anywhere between 12.46 seconds or slower. Following her exit at the semi-final stage two years ago, Danielle Williams has a glorious opportunity to advance to her first World Championships final. She is ranked at number six behind the Americans and Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter (12.56). Williams won her first global title last month at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea, and looks set to improve on her season best of 12.70. 1 Sharika Nelvis (USA), 2 Kendra Harrison (USA), 3 Brianna Rollins (USA) TOP THREE
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The city of joys’ very own TGI Fridays; known for its innovation in food and beverages has come up with a wide range of new food offerings. Guests can now come and enjoy some of the finest creations in the art of food from a range of appetizers, salads, sandwich, pastas and entrees.Two exciting flavours of chicken wings are on offer, spicy bloody mary wings that are tossed with spicy vodka bloody mary sauce or try the sweet and spicy kung pao wings. What’s even more exciting is that the guest can now opt for boneless wings. Guests can also choose from an array of items like crispy pork belly tostadas loaded with melted cheese. Chimichurri chicken skewers – fire grilled to perfection. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the main course, pork lovers must try the crispy braised glazed pork belly that’s fork tender on the inside, and flavorful parmesan crusted chicken are sure to suit any palette. Two amazing burger options, wingsman burger with blackened lamb patty topped off with frank’s red hot chicken wings. The Hangover Burger is a sure cure for the hangover with fried egg – sunny side up, a tasteful and visual delight. Also added to the menu are Italian delights like Quattro Formaggi Pizza, bursting with flavours for four cheeses – mozarella, cheddar, jack and parmesan. Or better still dig into Red Pepper Mushroom and Penne Pasta made in creamy roasted red pepper sauce. Enjoy your meal with one of the newly introduced Blackberry LIIT or the Ultimate Pomegranate Margarita. More new drinks on the menu include Tennessee Peach, London Smash, Dirty Martini, Botanical Punch, Strawberry Lynchburg Lemonade. Ending on a sweet note, with Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake that’s served with apple butter sauce and is a not-to-be-missed item from the menu.
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Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 21, 2015 Dogs provide unconditional love, comfort, support and fun, but getting home to walk them can be rough.That’s where Wag comes in. The app allows you to order a dog walker on your smartphone up to 30 minutes before you need your Furry Buddy to go out, which means you get to go to that last-minute rooftop happy hour. Dog walkers can also be scheduled regularly.The service launches in New York City today with 75 dog walkers throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s already operating in Los Angeles and San Francisco.Image credit: Wag!Related: A Cafe Where You Can Cuddle With Kittens: How These Entrepreneurs Brought Their Dream to LifeThe app is designed to give dog owners as much information as possible. Owners can opt to meet their dog walker ahead of time and can also track their dog via the app. They’ll also receive a “report card” with a photo of their dog, a map of the walk, and a “pee-poop” status update.After the walk, owners can rate their walker and leave a comment on the dog walker’s profile. Wag walkers are background checked, trained and insured.Each Wag walk costs $20 per half hour per dog and can be ordered either in 30- or 60-minute blocks. An additional dog from the same household is another $5.Wag has raised almost $2.5 million in seed funding from well-regarded VC firms including Greylock, Freestyle Capital and Crunchfund.Related: Forget Cat Cafes, It’s Time for a Coffee Joint for Dogs 2 min read Register Now »