IMPRESSIVE ELAINE A new champion will be crowned in the men’s 400 metres hurdles on today’s second day of the JAAA National Championships. Defending champion Annsert Whyte of Racers Track Club failed to advance after finishing fourth in his heat in 50.23 seconds. Fastest qualifier was NCAA bronze medallist Kemar Mowatt, who won heat one in 49.43. Jaheel Hyde was second fastest after winning heat two in 49.46, while Shawn Rowe won heat three in 49.59 to be the third fastest qualifier. The other qualifiers for the final, which will be run at 6:20 p.m. today, are Ricardo Campbell (49.54), AndrÈ Clarke (49.50), Sheldon Williams (49.83) and Javarn Gallimore (50.05). Defending champion Ristananna Tracy topped the women after winning heat two in 54.56 ahead of Leah Nugent, second in 54.90. Favourite, Janieve Russell, won heat one in 54.91 ahead of Ronda Whyte, who was second in a personal best time of 54.93 seconds, with third going to Nikita Tracy in 55.01. Kaliese Spencer, who finished fourth in heat one in 55.38, along with Sashel Brown (56.69) and Rushell Clayton (56.61), all advanced. Olympic champion Elaine Thompson looked very impressive in the women’s 100m after winning her heat in an easy 11.29. Simon Facey, 11.22; Joneille Smith, 11.23; and Sashalee Forbes, 11.34, all won their heats. Julian Forte, 10.14, advanced to this evening’s 100m semi-finals with the fastest time. Odean Skeen won his heat comfortably in 10.17. Other heat winners were Yohan Blake, 10.21, and Asafa Powell, 10.22. There was disappointment for Kemar Bailey Cole, who pulled up close to the finish line in the heat won by Powell. In the triple jump, Clive Pullen retained his title after winning with 16.83 metres. Wilberforce Walker was second with 16.09m, with Clayton Brown third with 15.97m.
A legend rises again with the Nile Ritz-Carlton, CairoMajestic in appearance, sophisticated in design and peerless in pedigree, The Nile Ritz-Carlton Cairo marks the return of an icon to the Egyptian capital. The historic property will reopen under Ritz-Carlton’s stewardship in late summer, heralding a new era of luxury hospitality in the heart of Cairo.The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo will open in the late summer of this year. The hotel is undergoing a complete renovation whilst retaining many of the original features, reminding guests of the cherished memories of days gone by, yet well-prepared to host a new generation of guests with a desire to uncover the mystique of the historic city. With the hotel nearing the handover stage, finishing touches will be made on its extensive renovation and with the help of Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton, its rich culture of service in the hotel’s famed premises will be established.“The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo will amplify the hotel’s classic legacy with a contemporary approach. As a brand, we are proud of instilling in all our properties, a distinct personality rooted in a sense of place and history,” commented Hervé Humler, President & Chief Operations Officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. “By complementing the property’s natural strengths with our focus on bespoke service, diverse experiences and rich memories, we aim to reinstate the hotel as pride of national tourism in the country.”Source = Ritz Carlton