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The Commonwealth Games Federation has rescued the dreams of a group of athletes from Kenya, Jamaica, Uganda, Trinidad and Tobago, Tanzania, Australia, Ghana, and the Bahamas by approving their late entry to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow starting this Wednesday (July 23).

A well-advertised deadline for entries closed on June 11, but due to a number of oversights by their own administrators the athletes were not entered and faced missing their events.

Queen's baton is held by Indian steeple chase athlete Sudha Singh, at the iconic Taj Mahal



The officials from the eight countries sought special dispensation from the Commonwealth Games Federation for a total of 48 affected athletes.

"The CGF Executive Board took the view that wherever possible athletes should not suffer because of the failings of their administrators," said CGF President, HRH Prince Imran.

"But we also had to ensure that the extra numbers could be accommodated at this very late stage within the existing complex operations and schedules, and without unfairly impact on those properly entered.

"We thank the Glasgow Organising Committee for working through the issues at this very busy time to allow us to assist the athletes."

"The CGF and the Organising Committee are committed to these Games being athlete-centred and sport focused."

All 48 athletes affected will now be able to partake in the Games.


"These athletes have trained for years for the opportunity to take part at Glasgow and we welcome them to these Commonwealth Games and wish them well," said Prince Imran.

"But these situations must be avoided in the future. There is an on-going review of the sports program which will culminate at our General Assembly next year in Auckland and the CGF Board will, as part of that process, look at imposing sanctions against those Commonwealth Games Associations who fail to meet important deadlines that impact on the Games' operations and their own athletes."
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The Bold and the Musical

June 19th 2014 04:47
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THE BOLD & THE MUSICAL
THURSDAY 14th AUGUST



One of the wildest, wackiest shows to ever hit the stage! You'll die laughing! - David Jude Allen

Bitch fights and fisticuffs, love triangles, wedding crashing ex-fiancee's, transient amnesiac husbands and wives who rise from the dead, it could only be a musical version of The Bold and The Beautiful!

The hilarious standout of Slide's Third Annual Cabaret Festival of 2014 returns after selling out its world premiere performance last month.



Roar with laughter as an incredible cast of stage and screen performers with impeccable comedic timing bring the "surely they won't go there" scenarios of television's most loved soap opera to life. Featuring actual dialogue from the TV series, this genre busting mash-up is an all-singing and dancing satire of life with the famous Forrester Family.

The successful live show was created by Aussie songwriter Bianca Moon whose own music for the famed TV show has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy. Says Bianca, "We actually have their blessing to turn the TV show into a musical. Though, frankly I can't believe no one thought of this earlier, the material is just so, so ripe for parody!"



Featuring a stellar cast of award winning Australian stage and screen actors including:
P.J. Lane as Ridge Forrester
Lesley Hancock as Stephanie Forrester
Debora Krizak as Brooke Logan
and Barry Quin as Eric Forrester

Date: Thursday 14 August
Venue: Slide Lounge, 41 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010
Prices: $30 Show Only. $70 for 3 Course Dinner and Show
Doors: Doors open 7pm for Dinner. Show time 7:30pm.
Bookings: 02 8915 1899
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WHITEY

June 19th 2014 04:35
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"WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 13: Castrol brand during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.

2014 FIFA World Cup

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100 greatest from DUBAI IFF

May 31st 2014 04:43
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THE ACADEMY PRESENTS
TOP ARAB FILMS FROM DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL'S
"100 GREATEST" LIST

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Fifty Forever comes to Adelaide

May 18th 2014 04:24
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Fifty Forever!
Comes to Adelaide

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La Croisette, Vodka and Rita Ora

May 18th 2014 02:33
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Belvedere Vodka Kicks Off
Cannes Film Festival with Rita Ora at Le Club by Albane

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PRIDE THEATER AT CHANDLER

May 4th 2014 04:48
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VERMONT PRIDE THEATER AT CHANDLER
Chandler!, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060


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Pride Films and Plays

2215 West Giddings 1

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Land Rover & Virgin Galactic

April 15th 2014 03:12
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LAND ROVER ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH VIRGIN GALACTIC


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