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He sprinted his way to fame at
the 2008 Beijing Olympics, win-
ning three gold medals and set-
ting a trio of world records---and
all powered by a diet of fast food.
Usain Bolt's love of junk food---
especially chicken nuggets---has
been well documented, but now
at the age of 28, the Jamaican is
ready to change the way he refu-
"Food wise, I have to eat a lot
more vegetables," he explained to
CNN's Amanda Davies, almost
sounding like a boy being told by
his mother to finish his greens.
"I have to cut junk food out. I
think that's one of the biggest
things for me, because I get a lot
of urges at late nights, just to eat
junk food. For me, that personally
is one of the biggest sacrifices."
Vegetables may be a new addi-
tion on the Bolt menu, but don't
expect him to be cooking them.
"I can't cook, that's the one
thing I can't do, though I can
make scrambled eggs," he con-
fessed ahead of the Anniversary
Games in London. (CNN)
Usain Bolt swaps chicken nuggets for vegetables
ROSEAU---Tropical Storm Erika unleashed
severe flooding across Dominica yesterday, trig-
gering landslides that destroyed at least 20 homes
in the tiny eastern island as authorities searched
for five people reported missing.
Nearly nine inches of rain fell on the moun-
tainous country late Wednesday, followed by anoth-
er six inches early yesterday, according to the
Antigua Weather Service.
"The situation is grim. It is dangerous," said
Ian Pinard, Dominica s communications minis-
ter.Two people were reported missing in the capital,
and another three in the island s southeastern
region, said national disaster official Don Corri-
About 80 per cent of the island was without
electricity, and water supply was cut off, authorities
said. The main airport was closed due to flood-
The main river that cuts through the capital
overflowed its banks and surging water crashed
into the principal bridge that leads into Roseau,
whose roads were littered with fallen trees and
light poles. Some streets were turned into fast-
Acting Prime Minister Rayburn Blackmoore
asked people to remain calm and stay indoors.
"Do not go sightseeing," he said. "The situation
is very dangerous."
Erika was centred about 125 miles west of
Guadeloupe, and was moving west at 16 mph
with maximum sustained of 50 mph, according
to the US National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Erika was expected to move near Puerto Rico
and the Virgin Islands yesterday and be near or
just north of the Dominican Republic today as it
heads toward South Florida early next week. The
storm was not expected to gain strength in the
next two days.
Officials shuttered schools, government offices
and businesses across the region and warned of
flash flooding because of dry conditions caused
by the worst drought to hit the Caribbean in recent
years. Authorities warned power and water service
might be temporarily cut off.
Puerto Rico Gov Alejandro Garcia Padilla said
the storm could bring badly needed rains to the
parched US territory.
"We re happy given the dry conditions, but it
does highlight the need to be on alert," he said,
adding that heavy downpours could lead to flash
floods. Garcia activated the National Guard as a
precaution and asked that everyone head home
by noon yesterday. (AP)
AUSTRIA---Austrian police yesterday dis-
covered the badly decomposing bodies of
at least 50 migrants stacked in a truck
parked on the shoulder of the main high-
way from Budapest to Vienna.
The shocking find came as Austria hosted
a summit in Vienna on Europe s refugee
crisis for Western Balkan nations, which
have been overwhelmed this year by the
tens of thousands of migrants trying to get
into Europe via their territory.
Police ordered reporters at the scene 25
miles southeast of Vienna to move away
from the vehicle, a white refrigeration truck
with pictures of chicken on it. The truck,
with all the bodies still inside, was later
taken away to a secure location so forensic
experts could better examine it.
The state of the bodies on a hot summer
day made establishing the identities and
even the exact number of dead migrants
difficult, said Hans Peter Doskozil, chief of
the Burgenland police.
Police spokesman Helmut Marban said
police stopped shortly before noon yesterday
thinking that the parked truck had some
mechanical trouble. Then they "saw blood
dripping" from the vehicle and "noticed
the smell of dead bodies," he said.
The truck was apparently abandoned
Wednesday and its back door was left open,
Doskozil said. It had Hungarian licence
plates but the writing on its side and back
was in Slovak. The state of the bodies sug-
gested the migrants could have been dead
for several days.
Police said the investigation could last
for days. They declined to give further infor-
mation on the victims possible identities,
whether children were among them, how
the migrants may have died or other details.
Speaking on the sidelines of the refugee
crisis conference, Austrian Chancellor Wern-
er Faymann said the deadly tragedy showed
how critical it was for nations to work
together on solutions to the influx of
"Today refugees lost the lives they had
tried to save by escaping, but lost them in
the hand of traffickers," he told reporters.
Migrants fleeing war and poverty from
the Middle East, Africa and Asia are flocking
to Europe by the hundreds of thousands
Grisly find ...50 migrants
found dead in truck
Police stand near a truck on the shoulder of the highway A4 near Parndorf south of Vienna, Austria, yesterday. At least 20 migrants were
found dead in the truck which was parked on the highway, leading from the Hungarian border, police said. AP PHOTO
...5 missing in Dominica
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