Zinc8 Energy Solutions Announces First Quarter Financial Results

VANCOUVER, BC, May 27, 2022 / CNW / – Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. (“Zinc8“or the”Company“) (CSE: ZAIR) (OTC PINK: ZAIRF) (FSE: 0E9) today filed its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022. For further information on these results, please see Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis as filed on SEDAR on May 19, 2022.

First Quarter 2022 Highlights Includes:

  • Hon January 18, 2022it was announced the Company and partner Digital Energy Corp signed a host site agreement with Fresh Meadows Community Apartments in Queens, NYto install a 100kW / 1.5MWh ZESS for the purpose of demonstrating its long duration energy storage capability that included financial support by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”). The ZESS will support and enhance the economics of a Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) plant which is currently under construction along with an existing solar system at the Fresh Meadows Apartments, a site that is owned by Cammeby Realty Corp.
  • Ended the first quarter ended March 31, 2022 with a working capital balance of $ 7.5 million.

Subsequent to March 31, 2022:

  • Selected as a “Best-in-Class” solution in the Energy Storage Category for the Real Estate Board of New York’s (“REBNY”) 2022 PropTech Challenge.

“We continue to push hard on several key projects that are underway,” said Ron MacDonald, CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions. “I appreciate we just announced our year end and are on top of a number of significant opportunities. As such, we look forward to providing further updates when they’re available.”

The Company has granted an aggregate of 6,150,000 restricted share units (“RSUs”) of the Company to certain directors, officers and employees pursuant to the Company’s Long Term Incentive Plan which was approved by the shareholders on December 17, 2021 and RSU grant agreements with each holder. The RSUs will vest, subject to a deferral right, as to 25% every three months commencing on the date of grant being May 27, 2022. The holder can defer any vesting date at their option, on five days prior written notice to the Company and in accordance with the terms of the RSU grant notice, to the earlier of the date of a change of control of the Company and the date the holder ceases to provide services to the Company and to be an eligible participant.

About Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc.

Zinc8 Energy Solutions focuses on developing and commercializing its low-cost, long duration ZESS for utilities, microgrid, and Commercial & Industrial markets. By using the patented ZESS as a standalone or an enabling technology, it allows opportunities for peak demand reduction, time-of-use arbitrage, and participation in both the value stacking programs and the distributed long-duration energy storage space, all in conjunction with the opportunity for a significant reduction in carbon footprint. The long duration (8-100 + hours) ZESS has no fire and explosion risk, has no capacity fade over extensive lifetime, and offers complete charge operational flexibility.

About Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc. Zinc8 has assembled an experienced team to execute the development and commercialization of a dependable low-cost zinc-air battery. This mass storage system offers both environmental and efficiency benefits. Zinc8 strives to meet the growing need for secure and reliable power. To learn more about Zinc8’s technology, please visit: https://zinc8energy.com/

More about the Zinc8 Energy Storage System (ESS)

The Zinc8 ESS is a modular Energy Storage System designed to deliver power in the range 20kW – 50MW with capacity of 8 hours of storage duration or higher. With the advantage of rechargeable zinc-air flow battery technology, the system can be configured to support a wide range of long-duration applications for microgrids and utilities. Since the energy storage capacity of the system is determined only by the size of the zinc storage tank, a very cost-effective and scalable solution now exists as an alternative to the fixed power / energy ratio of the lithium-ion battery.

Technology

The Zinc8 ESS is based upon unique patented zinc-air battery technology. Energy is stored in the form of zinc particles, similar in size to grains of sand. When the system is delivering power, the zinc particles are combined with oxygen drawn from the surrounding air. When the system is recharging, zinc particles are regenerated, and oxygen is returned to the surrounding air.

Applications

The flexibility of the Zinc8 ESS enables it to service a wide range of applications. Typical examples include:

  • Smoothing energy derived from renewable sources such as wind and solar
  • Commercial / Industrial backup replacing diesel generators
  • Industrial and grid scale, on-demand power for peak shaving and standby reserves
  • Grid-scale services such as alleviating grid congestion, deferring transmission / distribution upgrades, energy trading and arbitrage, and increasing renewable energy penetration.

Architecture

The Zinc8 ESS is designed according to a modular architecture that enables a wide variety of system configurations to be created from a small number of common subsystems. Each subsystem implements a single element of the technology:

  • The Zinc Regeneration Subsystem (ZRS) provides the recharging function
  • The Fuel Storage Subsystem (FSS) provides the energy storage function
  • The Power Generation Subsystem (PGS) provides the discharging function

Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

All statements and disclosures, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results or developments that Zinc8 Storage anticipates or expects may or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking statements .

Forward looking statements in this press release include that we can execute the development and commercialization of a dependable low cost zinc-air battery; that our mass storage system offers both environmental and efficiency benefits; and that we can help meet the needs for secure and reliable power. Zinc8 Energy Solutions believes the material factors, expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable at this time, but no assurance can be given that these factors, expectations and assumptions will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are not guarantees of future performance. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements including, without limitation: that we are not able to raise funds as expected; that our technology fails to work as expected or at all; that our technology proves to be too expensive to implement broadly; that customers do not adapt our products for being too complex, costly, or not fitting with their current products or plans; our competitors may offer better or cheaper solutions for battery storage; general economic, market and business conditions; increased costs and expenses; inability to retain qualified employees; our patents may not provide protection as expected and we may infringe on the patents of others; the completion of our planned private placement or are unable to raise all of the funds we are seeking to raise; and certain other risks detailed from time to time in Zinc8 Energy Solution’s public disclosure documents, copies of which are available on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the CSE nor any Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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‘Problems are systemic’: Advocates react to auditor general’s Yukon housing report

A new report from the auditor general shows just how hard it is for Yukon’s most vulnerable people to find somewhere to live, social justice advocates say.

“The problems are systemic,” said Kate Mechan, executive director of the Safe at Home Society, which works to combat homelessness. “They’re also very fixable. We can do this.”

The auditor general released a scathing report this week that says the Yukon Housing Corporation and the Department of Health and Social Services haven’t done enough to provide adequate and affordable housing to those in greatest need.

Findings include a wait list that has ballooned by 320 per cent between 2015 and 2021, siloed departments and a flawed priority system, which seeks to house particularly vulnerable residents – such as those grappling with homelessness or fleeing violence – first.

Safe at Home Society executive director Kate Mechan at a press conference in Whitehorse on Aug. 24, 2021. She said the problems highlighted in the auditor general’s report on housing and homelessness in Yukon are systemic but also ‘very fixable.’ (Jackie Hong / CBC)

The auditor general provided nine recommendations for the government to improve the system. The government accepted all of the recommendations but it remains unclear when they will be fully implemented, or which ones will be worked on first.

The auditor general made similar recommendations in 2010, when the housing issue was last studied.

Mechan said this crystallizes what needs to be done.

“We know what the gaps are,” she said.

Housing problems intersect with opioid crisis

Housing is health, according to Brontë Renwick-Shields, executive director of Blood Ties Four Directions.

“People who are housed have better outcomes when it comes to overdose,” she said. “We see that people who are homeless are often disproportionately affected by the overdose crisis.”

Bronte Renwick-Shields, executive director of Blood Ties Four Directions. She said supportive housing is particularly important in combating the opioid crisis. ‘People who are housed have better outcomes when it comes to overdose, she said. (Philippe Morin)

Renwick-Shields said supportive housing is particularly important in combating the opioid crisis. While there has been some progress – the Housing First residence in downtown Whitehorse, for instance – more units are desperately needed.

“We need to address this as an emergency issue,” she said.

Problems impact women disproportionately

Aja Mason, the executive director of the Yukon Status of Women Council, said the face of homelessness is increasingly gendered, with women – Indigenous women, in particular – affected disproportionately.

Safe at Home manages a list, which shows that, as of last week, 194 people declared they are currently homeless. Of those, 61 are Indigenous women.

Mason said the problem revolves around hotels, which are being repurposed for tourists now that the COVID-19 pandemic is on the wane.

Aja Mason is director of the Yukon Status of Women Council. She said women, and particularly Indigenous women, are disproportionately affected by homelessness in the Yukon. (Submitted by Aja Mason)

“The by-name list has doubled in previous months,” she said.

“We know that there are huge implications for housing shortages from a gender-based violence perspective,” she said. “We should not overlook the intersection of housing shortages and domestic or intimate partner violence.”

Mason said private sector housing won’t fill the void. The answer is not-for-profit organizations owning and operating public housing complexes such as cooperatives, she said.

“Opportunities where folks can have some skin in the game, where they’re not paying for somebody’s else’s mortgage.”

Oswego County Health Department Now Offers Pediatric Booster Doses

May 27, 2022

OSWEGO COUNTY – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week approved booster shots for children aged 5 to 11 years due to the ongoing presence of COVID-19 cases in communities across the country .

The Oswego County Health Department now offers the pediatric booster dose in its regular vaccination clinics.

Clinics run from 12:30 to 3:30 pm every Tuesday and from 9 to 11 am and 1 to 3 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. They are held at the Nick Sterio Public health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

Tuesday clinics, which are by appointment only, offer general childhood and adult immunizations, including eligible COVID-19 vaccines. Wednesday clinics are dedicated to COVID-19 vaccines for eligible individuals. COVID-19 vaccines are also available at medical provider offices and local pharmacies.

The CDC, FDA and New York State Department of Health (DOH) recommend staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, which now include second booster doses for some people. They are all individuals aged 50 and older, and individuals aged 12 and older who have certain immunocompromised conditions. Anyone receiving their second booster dose must be at least four months removed from their first booster shot.

At this time, only the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for second booster doses. For more information about booster doses, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.

Anyone aged 18 or older who received the Janssen / Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as both primary shot and booster dose is also eligible for a second booster dose with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, regardless of health status, four months after their first booster dose was administered.

The following clinics are scheduled over the next month:

Tuesdays, May 31 and June 7, 14, 21, 28

12: 30-3: 30 pm Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego

  • General childhood and adult immunizations, including available pediatric and adult COVID-19 vaccines for eligible individuals. Appointments are required. Call 315-349-3547 to schedule an appointment.

Wednesday, June 8

9-11 am and 1-3 pm Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego

  • Attendees aged 5 and older can receive age-appropriate recommended doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and anyone aged 18 and older can receive recommended doses of the Moderna or Janssen / Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
  • Appointments are preferred at all county clinics, but walk-ins will be accepted on Wednesdays.

Anyone needing assistance to make an appointment can contact the county’s COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm at 315-349-3330. Seniors aged 60 and over who need help making an appointment can also contact the Office for the Aging at 315-349-3484.

At-home COVID-19 test kits will be distributed to individuals who are vaccinated at upcoming clinics while supplies last.

Face masks are required at all health care settings regulated by the state Department of Health, including the Oswego County Health Department and any vaccination site.

For general immunization information, call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3547.

For COVID-19 information, go to the Oswego County Health Department’s COVID-19 page at health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 or call the COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330.

For personal medical advice related to COVID-19 vaccinations, booster shots or treatments, residents can contact their medical provider directly.

Under New York State Public Health Law, the Oswego County Health Department is the local public health authority regarding the COVID-19 pandemic response within the County of Oswego. The Oswego County Health Department works closely with New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 monitoring, response and reporting.

2022-05-27 | NDAQ: RENO | Press Release

CHESTNUT RIDGE, NY, May 27, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Renovare Environmental, Inc. (Nasdaq: RENO; “Renovare” or “the Company”) announced today that it received notice from Nasdaq on May 24, 2022 stating that the Company was not in compliance with the rules for continued listing, Rule 5250 (c) (1), because it has not timely filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022.

(PRNewsfoto / Renovare Environmental, Inc.)

As the Company reported in its Form 12b-25 filed with the SEC, the Company could not file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three month period ended March 31, 2022 on or prior to the filing deadline due to the fact that certain amounts required further confirmation and analysis. The Company continues to work diligently to conclude the review and will file the Form 10-Q as soon as practicable. The Notification Letter has no immediate effect on the listing of the Company’s common stock on the Nasdaq.

Until the Company regains compliance, quotation information for the Company’s common stock will include an indicator of the Company’s non-compliance. As previously disclosed, the Company previously had a hearing before Nasdaq at which time the Company submitted a plan to regain compliance with other delisting notices. If the Company does not regain compliance within the time provided by the Staff for this and other requirements, the Company’s securities will be delisted from Nasdaq.

About Renovare Environmental, Inc.

Renovare Environmental, Inc. (Nasdaq: RENO), formerly BioHiTech Global, Inc., is a technology services company providing cost-effective solutions that improve environmental outcomes. Its solutions for waste management include the biological disposal of food waste, and proprietary real-time data analytics tools to reduce food waste generation. When used individually or in combination, our solutions lower the carbon footprint associated with organic waste transportation and can reduce or virtually eliminate landfill usage. Our unique solutions enable businesses and municipalities of all types, as well as educational and governmental facilities to solve everyday problems in a smarter and more cost-effective way while reducing their impact on the environment.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this release include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those including such words as “anticipates,” “believes,” “remains,” “will,” and the negatives thereof or other comparable terminology, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements also include other passages that are relevant to expected future events, performances, and actions or that can only be fully evaluated by events that will occur in the future. Forward-looking statements in this release include, without limitation, the Company’s statements regarding its business prospects, its expectations and its and others’ actions with respect to the investigation and related matters, expected financial condition and results. There are many factors, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted or projected in forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, the findings of the investigation, accountants and other third parties, finalization of its financial statements and controls review, and factors, risks, and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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It’s OK to Not Be OK: How Schools Can Address Mental Health Wellness for Employees | Fisher Phillips

The pandemic has affected all aspects of daily life over the past few years and brought mental health awareness to the forefront of employee-related concerns. In addition to taking a heightened interest in student well-being, schools have been proactive about addressing mental health with employees. In fact, a recent Fisher Phillips survey revealed that 71% of employers in the education industry are openly discussing mental health and well-being in the workplace. How can you start the conversation with your employees and ensure they are receiving the support they need?

Discussing Mental Health

Don’t be afraid to discuss mental health at work. Engaging in thoughtful discussions about employee well-being is an important step in diminishing the stigma associated with mental health issues. These conversations should be initiated by your school’s leadership team, so employees know that your organization recognizes the seriousness of the issue. Be open and intentional, talk through the issues when appropriate, and let employees know how to access the school’s employee assistance program (EAP) and other resources. Make sure employees know who to contact in human resources to help them feel comfortable seeking assistance.

Another important tool to address mental health is simple but effective: asking questions. Understanding what challenges employees face can better equip your school to address mental health issues as they come up. Ask employees to provide information about challenges they are experiencing at work, their view on your school’s work culture, and which leadership initiatives are working (or not working). In addition to having direct conversations on these topics, you may want to ask questions through anonymous surveys to give employees an opportunity to provide candid feedback without putting them on the spot.

When engaging in conversations about mental health, there is a delicate balance that needs to be respected to ensure all employees feel comfortable and to avoid potential claims of disability discrimination. You should ensure that conversations do not feel artificial, become invasive, or run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Recognize that a mental health condition may be considered a disability under the ADA if the employee can show one of the following:

  • The mental impairment substantially limits a major life activity (such as walking, talking, seeing, hearing, or learning);
  • The employee has a record of such an impairment; or
  • The employee is regarded as having such an impairment.

The ADA defines a mental impairment as “any mental or psychological disorder, such as intellectual disability, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities.”

Accommodation Requests

Under the ADA, most employers must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship. “Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to a work setting that make it possible for qualified employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs,” according to the Department of Labor.

As your school starts having important discussions about mental health and employee well-being, you might see an increase in requests for accommodations. Notably, 54% of the employers surveyed by Fisher Phillips that openly discuss mental health recently experienced an increase in reasonable accommodation requests. Moreover, 63% of employers in the education industry reported an uptick in mental-health-related reasonable accommodation requests since the pandemic started. This should not discourage your school from having conversations about mental health. Rather, the survey results highlight the need to ensure your school has the right systems in place to address requests for accommodations.

In addition to having appropriate written policies, you should ensure managers and human resources staff are trained to address these requests, or at a minimum, are trained to identify accommodation requests and direct them to the correct person.

Train Your Managers

Of course, you should respect employee privacy and train managers to be mindful of boundaries regarding personal conversations. Advise managers to seek help through the appropriate human resources contact when employees disclose concerns about what they may be experiencing, whether it be domestic violence, stress from working remotely, child-care or elder-care challenges, personal medical issues, or anything else that can affect mental health.

When will I get the council tax rebate? How £ 150 energy support payment is being paid and who can claim it

A council tax rebate designed to mitigate the effects of the cost of living crisis is gradually being rolled out after being unveiled in February.

Rishi Sunak has now announced a new raft of support measures for households with the energy price cap set to rise even further later this year.

The package includes a much-debated windfall tax on energy companies, as well as an extension of the separate bills rebate scheme and a one-off £ 650 payment for some of the nation’s poorest households.

However, many people are yet to receive the £ 150 council tax payment, sparking warnings of a postcode lottery for claimants – here’s what’s going on with it.

When will the council tax rebate be paid?

The roll-out of the council tax rebate began in April 2022, as per the timeframe announced by the Government in February.

The Government stated in its official guidance: “All Council Tax Rebate grants should be paid as soon as possible from April.”

That advice also states that councils have until 30 September 2022 to process the rebate, and reports suggested that only a minority of areas received the payment in April.

The delays left some residents furious, with David Hodgkins, 40, from Huddersfield telling the: “I am frustrated at the wait and poor excuses for reasons for not paying and then moving the goal posts.

“I feel sadly the Government is not doing enough and are protecting the big companies from tax hikes, which affects all of us working class people.”

Many councils have encountered problems in their attempts to issue the payments, with Swale in Kent even mistakenly billed some residents for £ 150, rather than paying them the owed sum.

There have been reports of one council telling residents a “software issue” was holding the payments up and they would not receive their payment until “at least June”. Another told households that they would not receive their payment until September.

The council tax rebate is being paid to households in council tax bands A to D (Photo: Getty Images)

Can I apply for the council tax rebate?

If you are eligible to receive it you should not have to apply for the payment, so long as you pay your bill by direct debit.

It should instead be automatically be credited to your account, with the rebate rebate provided as a separate payment, rather than as part of your council tax bill.

However, if you do not pay your council tax by direct debit, it’s a more complicated process to claim the payment.

The approach varies from council to council, which means you might have to fill out a form to get it.

Greenwich, for example, is inviting eligible groups who do not use direct debit to apply directly via its website.

Applicants must submit their eight-digit council tax account number, their property reference number, contact details and a copy of a bank statement to make a claim.

Other councils, such as North Lincolnshire, advise those who do not pay with direct debit to await a letter (which it says will be sent by the end of May) which should explain the next steps you should take.

Given the inconsistencies between areas, your best bet to check on the rebate is by visiting your local council’s website or contacting them directly.

People around the UK can find their council by using the Government’s postcode checker here. There are also full lists of local authorities with links to their individual websites for Scotland here and for Wales here.

More on Cost of living

Who can claim the £ 150 council tax rebate?

The council tax rebate is being paid to households whose home was in council tax bands A to D in England on 1 April – this affects around 20 million homes, including 95 per cent of rented properties.

This criteria has been mirrored in Scotland, and the Welsh Government offering similar terms for its own scheme, too.

If you live in England or Wales you can find out your council tax band by entering your postcode into the government website here.

You can also use this service to challenge your council tax band if you think it is wrong.

Those who live in Scotland will need to use the Scottish Assessors website.

Your council tax band is based on the price the property would have sold for on the open market on 1 April 1991 in England and Scotland, and 1 April 2003 in Wales.

In England bands A to D cover properties with a value of up to £ 88,000, in Scotland the upper limit is £ 58,000 and the threshold for Wales is £ 123,000.

What cost of living support will Rishi Sunak announce?

Treasury sources did not deny reports that the Chancellor would use Thursday’s announcement to scrap the requirement to repay the separate £ 200 discount on energy bills planned for October.

That grant could also be increased, with reports suggesting it could be doubled to £ 400.

Mr Sunak is expected to announce a windfall tax on energy companies to fund the support measures. The Government had previously resisted calls, including from Labor, to impose such a tax.

Further measures that have been discussed as part of a package worth around £ 10bn could include an increase to the warm homes discount to help low-income households cope with rising energy bills, as well as increases to the winter fuel allowance, a further cut in council tax or a VAT cut.

But ministers have ruled out restoring the £ 20 Universal Credit uplift during the Covid pandemic due to fears any increase could become permanent.

Pre Classic features gold medalists galore; TV, stream schedule

Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, will be the home of track and field this season, starting with this weekend’s Prefontaine Classic, the world’s top annual track and field meet.

The Diamond League competition airs live on NBC Sports on Saturday – CNBC from 4-4: 30 pm ET, NBC from 4: 30-6 and all of it streaming on NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.

This year’s fields include 15 individual Olympic gold medalists, all of whom are bidding to return to Hayward later this summer for the USATF Outdoor Championships in June and / or the first world championships to be held in the US in July.

Events start Friday on USATF.TV including US Championships in the men’s and women’s 10,000m, where world championships spots are at stake. Those are followed by world-record attempts in the women’s two mile and 5000m and men’s 5000m.

Among the headliners: Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herahwho swept the 100m and 200m golds at the last two Olympics and at last year’s Pre Classic ran the second-fastest 100m in history, five hundredths off Florence Griffith-Joyner‘s world record.

Thompson-Herah could take another crack at the record against a 100m field including Sha’Carri Richardsonwho won the US Olympic Trials, then was disqualified for testing positive for marijuana and missed the Tokyo Games.

World records are also under threat in the men’s pole vault (Swede Duplantis world) and shot put (American Ryan Crouser). Winners of several events, including the women’s 100m hurdles and 3000m steeplechase, will likely become favorites for the world championships.

Here are the Pre Classic entry lists. Here’s the schedule of events (all times Eastern):

Friday
10 pm – Men’s Pole Vault
10:05 – Women’s High Jump
10:30 – Women’s 10,000m (US Championships)
11:15 – Men’s 10,000m (US Championships)
11:46 – Women’s Discus
11:55 – Women’s 2 Mile
12:12 am – Women’s 5000m
12:35 – Men’s 5000m

Saturday
3:29 pm – Men’s 1500m
3:33 – Women’s Long Jump
3:41 – Women’s Para 100m T63
3:49 – Men’s Para 400m T62
4:04 – Men’s 400m Hurdles
4:10 – Men’s 5000m
4:33 – Women’s 100m
4:43 – Women’s 100m Hurdles
4:49 – Women’s 1500m
5 – Men’s 400m
5:04 – Men’s Shot Put
5:06 – Women’s 800m
5:14 – Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
5:33 – Women’s 200m
5:39 – Men’s Mile
5:52 – Men’s 100m

Here are eight events to watch (statistics via Tilastopaja.org and World Athletics):

Men’s Pole Vault – Friday, 10 pm ET
Every time Duplantis world competes, the world record is under threat. He broke the overall record four times since the start of 2020 (all indoors) and also broke Sergey Bubka‘s outdoor record in 2020. At Pre, Duplantis could be pushed by fellow Olympic medalists Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie and American Chris Nilsen.

Men’s 10,000m – Friday, 11:15 pm ET
Top three qualify for July’s world championships if they have the standard of 27:28. The top five from last year’s US Olympic Trials are entered, led by Olympians Grant Fisher (fifth in Tokyo), Woody Kincaid (15th) and Joe Klecker (16th). The field also includes two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong and fellow veteran Ben Truea two-time world championships runner who also finished fourth, fifth and sixth in Olympic Trials races.

Women’s 100m – Saturday, 4:33 pm ET
Thompson-Herah has run 10.89, 10.93 and 10.94 this season, so challenging Flo-Jo’s world record of 10.49 might be a bit too much to ask this early in the campaign. The better chance may be at worlds in July. She will still be a favorite here given primary rival, countrywoman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is racing the 200m instead. Richardson is ranked 57th in the world over the last nine months with a best time of 11.14. She raced last Saturday for the first time since September. Her work di lei is cut out against Thompson-Herah, plus Brit Dina Asher-Smith and Jamaican Shericka Jackson.

Women’s 100m Hurdles – Saturday, 4:43 pm ET
Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico. World champions Nia Ali (in her first Diamond League since her 2019 World title and 2021 childbirth) and Danielle Williams of Jamaica. World-record holder Keni Harrison. Camacho-Quinn, undefeated in 2021 aside from one DQ, has a DNF and a runner-up in her last two races.

Men’s Shot Put – Saturday, 5:04 pm ET
All three Olympic medalists, led by American Ryan Crouser, the two-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder. Crouser broke the world record in Eugene last year at the Olympic Trials. At March’s world indoor championships, he was defeated for the first time since 2019. The man who bettered him, Brazilian Darlan Romaniwas in the Pre field but withdrew.

Women’s 3000m Steeplechase – Saturday, 5:14 pm ET
Three of the five fastest women in history. Plus Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai, who lowered her national record by 6.89 seconds for a stunning Olympic title. American Emma Coburnthe 2017 World champion, races her first steeple since the Olympic final, where she fell over a barrier while out of contention on the final lap, crossed the finish line 14th and was later disqualified for stepping off the track amid the stumble. Courtney Frerichsthe Olympic silver medalist who lowered her American record at Pre last year, races her first steeple since last summer, too.

Men’s Mile – Saturday, 5:39 pm ET
Field has the reigning Olympic champion (Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway) and the reigning world champion (Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya). But the world’s fastest man this year is Kenyan Abel Kipsangwho was fourth at the Olympics and won the first two Diamond League 1500m races this season. Matthew Centrowitz, the 2016 Olympic champion, was originally in the field to make his 2022 debut but withdrew with a knee injury. Centrowitz hopes to return soon, his agent di lui said Tuesday.

Men’s 100m – Saturday, 5:52 pm ET
Field took a hit with surprise Olympic gold medalist Marcell Jacobs‘injury withdrawal. Still includes Christian Coleman in his biggest race since winning the 2019 World title, after which he missed the Olympics due to a ban for missing drug tests. Trayvon Bromell, the world’s fastest man last year, replaced Jacobs in the field. Plus Erriyon Knightonthe 18-year-old 200m phenom who could become the first high schooler to break 10 seconds.

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