Bolton braced for hottest day of the year – and then 'severe' thunderstorms
BOLTONIANS are likely to be basking in the sun of a mid-July heatwave tomorrow – with temperatures set to reach nearly 30 degrees Celsius. Cloudless blue skies and soaring temperatures reaching highs of 29 degrees are forecast for Bolton and across the North West on July 19. The hottest time of the day will be between 4pm and 7pm, with temperatures not expected to fall much below 20 degrees Celsius for the whole 24 hours. Across the country, tomorrow is likely to be the hottest day of the year so far. Unfortunately for sun-seekers, the fine and dry conditions are not forecast to last. The humid conditions are forecast to bring thunderstorms not far behind – spreading south to affect the North West late on Tuesday into Wednesday. A Met…

Need for transparency in sports administration: Srinath Pushing for the need for transparency in sports administration in India, the former cricketer Javagal Srinath has said that he took to administration because he wanted to make a difference in sports. On the closing day of the two-day IIMBue 2016, the IIM Bangalore annual alumni meet on the theme ‘Start, Scale and Disrupt’ here on Sunday, Mr. Srinath said, “As a player, you travel around the world and see the infrastructure and the transparency out there and you want the same for your country.” Mr. Srinath, who is also a former secretary of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, felt that corporates could change the landscape of sports administration by investing in sports and the fitness industry. He also spoke about the need to change the...

Lenovo Miix 720 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET Lenovo's Miix 720 fills the tablet-shaped hole Microsoft left when it didn't update the Surface Pro 4 last October alongside the Surface Book and Surface Studio. Like the Surface Pro, Lenovo's newest 12-inch Windows 10 tablet has a detachable keyboard cover with a touchpad and a fold-out kickstand that adjusts the viewing angle up to 150 degrees. Unlike the Surface, though, the keyboard is included with the Miix at its starting price of $999 (approximately AU$1,400 or £800). But you can't really challenge the category leader with only a bundled keyboard. The Miix 720 has a 2,880x1,920-pixel resolution display (QHD+) and a Thunderbolt 3 port that'll support up to two external displays. Also on board is an infrared camera for Windows Hello, so you can unlock your tablet with ...

PNP says uncollected garbage from de-bushing programme helped to clog St Ann drains The People’s National Party is claiming that uncollected garbage from the controversial de-bushing programme in St Ann North West helped to clog drains in Runaway Bay on Saturday night resulting in flooding. Several homes and small businesses were affected by the flood. The Runaway Bay Police Station had to be evacuated and the road way from Brown’s Town to Discovery Bay was cut off. In a statement last night titled the consequences of the vote-buying de-bushing programme, the PNP said the impact of the floods was discussed at a meeting of the party’s council of spokespersons. Meanwhile, technical officers of the National Works Agency are to head to St Ann this morning to undertake an assessment of the damage. The NWA officers were due ...

Obama Notes Stances on Russia Depend on ‘What’s Politically Expedient’—Not ... With just 35 days left in office, President Barack Obama says he's vowing to do something about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections. What that something is (perhaps more sanctions, perhaps more U.S. support for democracy groups in Russia) remains to be seen. Whatever the president decides to do, it's unlikely to include Congress, which is controlled by Republicans who would mostly prefer to wait for Donald Trump to get into office before doing anything on anything. Additionally, it appears that the intelligence community that purportedly decided Russia was attempting to interfere in the elections is not that interested, at this moment, to talk about that except through anonymous sources to the Washington Post and other outlets. A Congressional hearing scheduled for yesterday on...

Flames serve up season's beatings to visiting Canucks with easy 4-1 win CALGARY — Jacob Markstrom wasn’t taking the bait. The Vancouver Canucks goaltender gave a textbook response when asked if he was surprised that he didn’t get the call Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets after stoning the same National Hockey League club two nights earlier with a stellar 30-save winning performance. “Whenever the coach tells you to play, you play,” shrugged Markstrom before a 33-save effort Friday in a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames in which the score was more flattering than the team effort. “I had a bead on the shooters that game (Tuesday), but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be the same the next game. You have to be ready when your name is called.” Markstrom was more than ready in the final ...

Décarie lane to close for the rebuilding of St-Jacques overpass One lane of southbound Highway 15 will be closed for 10 days at the entrance from Girouard Ave. to St-Jacques St. as crews begin the process of rebuilding the St-Jacques St. overpass. Starting on Nov. 28 at 5 a.m., one lane out of three will be closed until Dec. 8 on that short stretch of Highway 15. The work may also require complete overnight closures of the southbound highway between the exit for de Maisonneuve Blvd. and the Turcot Interchange. Transport Quebec said it will send out warnings if the highway has to be closed. To prepare for the start of the reconstruction work, southbound Highway 15 will be closed overnight on Sunday in the Turcot Interchange area. The entrance leading to southbound Highway 15 from Highway 20 westbound will also be closed...

A billionaire Saudi prince says it's 'high time' for Saudi women to start ... A billionaire Saudi prince has taken a striking stance against one of his country’s long-held codes: prohibiting women to drive. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a member of the Saudi royal family, posted a four-page-long opinion piece on his website and linked to Twitter, declaring his belief that it is “high time” that Saudi women start driving cars. The country’s ban, the prince wrote, is “fundamentally an infringement on a woman’s rights.” “Preventing a woman from driving a car is today an issue of rights similar to the one that forbade her from receiving an education or having an independent identity,” he said, before citing a list of social, financial, economic, religious and political reasons for overturning the ban. كفى نقاش: حان وقت...