This is the first edition to offer the same number of events for male and female competitors, the integrated para-sport programme will be the most extensive in the Games history and it will introduce women's rugby sevens and beach volleyball.
The Commonwealth Games got off to a damp start on Wednesday as a downpour hit the opening ceremony.
There were huge celebrations as the Queen's Baton arrived in Gold Coast this week after a 230,000-kilometre journey around the world, bearing the Queen's message which was read by her son, Prince Charles, at yesterday's opening ceremony.
A giant replica of Migaloo, the white humpback whale which has become a symbol of environmentalism in Australia, then floated gently into the stadium.
They protested against the brutalities committed during Britain's occupation and insisted that the country should have nothing to do with the Commonwealth, given the land and a generation that was "stolen" by the colonial masters.
"There was an overprint", said Mark Peters, chief executive of the Gold Coast Games.
"It is electric", said teenaged sprint sensation Riley Day from the nearby Queensland town of Beaudesert.
A tropical rainstorm failed to dampen spirits for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on the Gold Coast in Australia on Wednesday. I was quite anxious as this is my first time as the flag-bearer.
But her apology did not stop companies from departing. "A bully is a bully and it's important that you stand up to them", he said. On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology, saying she was sorry for any hurt or upset she had caused.
The Punjab government has deputed Local Bodies minister Navjot Sidhu to receive the mortal remains at the airport. This is the same aircraft that was used to evacuate Indians from war-torn Yemen in 2015.
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief over the death of two civilians during security operations in south Kashmir. Hurriyet leaders who challenge India's sovereignty over Kashmir have called for a shutdown on Monday against the killings.
The deal means thousands more of the primarily Sudanese and Eritrean migrants will remain in Israel at least temporarily. Israel's government is in turmoil after a major policy for dealing with African migrants collapsed within a few hours.
With their strike , railway workers are protesting Macron's plan to modernize and liberalize state-owned railway company SNCF. The calendar of railway strikes is coordinated to align with negotiations and parliamentary debate about the reforms.
Then drivers should continue with their day while driving responsibly. "The bottom line is if you text and drive, you will pay". Distracted drivers will be stopped and cited, with fines set at $162 for first-time offenders.
The opposition has been negotiating with Russian Federation , a key ally of Assad, for days on an agreement to evacuate Douma. "The first stage of the deal stipulates that opposition fighters hand over their heavy and medium weapons to regime forces".
Yes, that was clear before. "And they only got the penalty - then they thought 'Someone actually has to shoot". It's about tactics but there will be fire, that's cool, it's at Anfield, so a good atmosphere to watch".
Miramar Marines Dead in Helicopter Crash Near El Centro
It is essentially used for minesweeping, transportation and is capable of carrying dozens of troops and tons of cargo. There were no reports of injuries to personnel on the ground or damage to the infrastructure at the airport.
Russian Federation inquiry: Lawyer jailed for 30 days
Van der Zwaan's apology and his lawyer's explanations for his client's actions appeared to ring hollow for the judge. Manafort is the only figure tied to the Trump campaign and charged by Mueller who hasn't struck a plea deal.
Why it makes sense for Spotify to go public now
Looking ahead, Spotify recently claimed that its paid subscriber base may grow to upwards of 96 million users by the end of 2018. Its closest competitor, Apple Music, is expected to overtake Spotify as the most popular music service in the United States.
New book reveals Meghan Markle's brutal divorce
Markle held her up as a role model - "not just for her style" but for her humanitarian work, Morton writes. The book, due for release on April 12, also details the soon-to-be royal's interest with Princess Diana .
Stay Weather Aware: Severe Storms Possible Tuesday
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Ian Poulter tied for the lead at Houston Open
He went with the same Odyssey #7 that he used to help inspire Europe's stunning comeback at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah. In other news from the tournament, Jordan Spieth is back in form, as he finished third, with a final day round of 66.
Mississippi State returns to women's NCAA title game
And I think it was similar - any time you beat CT , because of the dominance of their program, it's just such an emotional win. To compete Sunday, the Bulldogs will have to recover from one of the most physically demanding semifinal games imaginable.