Tour De France continues

first_imgThe peloton today make the 181-kilometre trek from Rennes to Mur de Bretagne. Dan Martin starts the day just over eight-minutes down on Froome – he’s 34th on G-C. Nicolas Roche is 73rd, while Sam Bennett is 175th.last_img

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Caribbean American legislator critical of Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants

first_imgNEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke has strongly criticized United States President Donald T. Trump’s plan to deport millions of undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants.“We have a Bigot-in-Chief who is overstepping his authority in his role as president pushing to deport immigrants from America,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).“It’s clear that he has one objective: to whitewash America. But that’s not who America is; we are a nation built by immigrants. I will continue to push back on Trump as he tries to instill fear in and bully our immigrant neighbours, friends and family,”.Clarke, the representative for the predominantly Caribbean 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, said as a second-generation Jamaican American, “I know how immigrants contribute to our local and national economies by working jobs that pay taxes while also adding to the cultural fabric of our communities, making America the country we know and love today”.Clarke said her legislation, the Dream and Promise Act, which recently passed the US House of Representatives, will provide 2.5 million beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), among others, a pathway to citizenship and the opportunity for legal residency.“We must urge our colleagues in the Senate to also pass this historic legislation,” she said.Late Monday night Trump tweeted that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency will next week “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.“They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he tweeted.But a US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told ABC TV News that the deportations described by Trump are not imminent.Separately, however, a Trump administration official said that enforcing final deportation orders “is a top priority”.Clarke, other elected officials and immigration advocates, say since taking office, Trump has deported more Caribbean and other immigrants than any other president in recent American history.last_img read more

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Tour de France 2019: Dylan Groenewegen ekes out stage seven win in sprint finish

first_img Tour de France 2019: Everything you need to know The 230-kilometer flat stage from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone ended in a sprint finish from a main bunch that included all of the race’s general classification contenders, meaning Italian Giulio Ciccone retained his six-second advantage in the yellow jersey.Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) remains ahead of Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), while defending champion Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) is still 49 seconds off the pace in fifth. Related News 1. Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) 432. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) 303. Xandro Meurisse (Wanty-Gobert Cycling Team) 27WHAT’S NEXT?An action-packed stage eight appears to be in the cards, with many of the race’s top contenders conserving energy Friday ahead of a hilly 200-kilometer course from Macon to Saint-Etienne that contains five category two climbs. Tour de France 2019: Geraint Thomas shows title desire as Dylan Teuns earns Stage 6 win Tour de France 2019 by the numbers Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen edged Caleb Ewan at the finish line Friday to win stage seven of the Tour de France.The Jumbo-Visma rider did just enough to defeat Ewan at the end of the iconic race’s longest day. Podiums after Stage 7Podiums après l’Étape [email protected]@[email protected][email protected]#TDF2019 pic.twitter.com/45QnI1zjP7— Tour de France (@LeTour) July 12, 2019After an eventful stage Thursday saw the race lead change hands and Thomas showcase his skill, Friday’s proceedings started slowly.Stephane Rossetto (Cofidis) and Yoann Offredo (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) decided enough was enough and kicked clear of the peloton, quickly opening up an advantage of more than five minutes.The sleepy stage eventually came to life when, with less than 12km to go, the leading pair was hauled in.That set the tone for a sprint finish, and with Ciccone and Thomas safe in the main group, it appeared a battle between Groenewegen and Peter Sagan (BORA – Hansgrohe). Deceuninck-Quick Step’s Elia Viviani was in the mix, too, and Lotto-Soudal’s Ewan also emerged as a threat.And it was Ewan who pushed the stage winner all the way, Groenewegen only just holding off the Australian.Groenewegen hit a top speed of 74.1 kilometers per hour (46 mph) in the sprint and became the first Dutch rider since Jeroen Blijlevens to win a stage at three successive Tours. It was his first win of this year’s Tour and fourth overall, all coming in the last three years. Blijlevens won stages in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.STAGE RESULT1. Dylan Groenewegen (Team Jumbo-Visma) 6:02:442. Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) – same time3. Peter Sagan (BORA-Hansgrohe) “4. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) “5. Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) “CLASSIFICATION STANDINGSGeneral Classification1. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) 29:17:392. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) +0:063. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) +0.32Points Classification1. Peter Sagan (BORA-Hansgrohe) 1772. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) 1213. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) 117King of the Mountainslast_img read more

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