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Having travelled 230,000km on a 388-day trip around the world, Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones today met the Queens Baton on Horn Island in the Torres Strait to signify the start of its travels through Queensland.
Queen Baton will be arriving here in Pakistan on September 29 from Cyprus and will remain in the country for four days and its presence will help in developing a positive image of the country ideal for all kind of international sports events and activities',
The baton, which carries a message from the Queen, will arrive in the region tomorrow, as part of its 388-day journey to Australia for the 2018 Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
The Queen's Baton Relay started its journey through Wales yesterday in Swansea before passing through Barry, and travelling around Cardiff in carnival style.
The Queen's Baton Relay is a prelude to the games, which will be held in Australia next April.
The Scots actor and entertainer was in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire, to help the baton along its epic journey.
Judo hopeful Stephanie Inglis, who is preparing to compete at Glasgow 2014, posed with the baton earlier in the day at Inverness Castle.
The former Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European champion said: "I'm incredibly proud to carry the baton in Newcastle and it's very exciting that it's the last stop before Scotland.
TOP Cypriot athletes will take part in the 'Queen's Baton Relay' scheduled to take place on May 5 and 6, according to the chairman of Cyprus Olympic Committee Ouranios Ioannidis.
PARALYMPIAN Stephen Miller will be one of three people to carry the Queen's Baton in Northumberland.
THE Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games baton has begun its symbolic journey around the globe after being launched on its way by the Queen.
Edward Jeffries, MD was recently named chief operating officer for Baton Rouge General Physicians.