The female nominees include Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia, Maria Lasitskene who is an Authorised Neutral Athlete (ANA), Hellen Obiri of Kenya, Sally Pearson of Australia and Sandra Perkovic of Croatia.
The finalists will be determined through a three-way voting process involving the IAAF Council, the IAAF Family, and track and field fans.
The 31-year-old won the award last year following his double sprint triumph in Rio and has only failed to win the award twice since 2008 - the year he burst onto the scene at the Beijing Olympics.
The nominees are: Men:Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar)‚ Pawel Fajdek (Poland)‚ Mohamed Farah (UK)‚ Sam Kendricks (US)‚ Elijah Manangoi (Kenya)‚ Luvo Manyonga (SA)‚ Omar McLeod (Jamaica)‚ Christian Taylor (US)‚ Wayde van Niekerk (SA)‚ Johannes Vetter (Germany).
Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter, later this week, with a "like" or "favourite" counting as one vote. The IAAF Council's vote will count for 50 per cent of the result, with the IAAF Family and public votes accounting for 25 per cent each. At the conclusion of the voting process, three men and three women finalists will be announced by the IAAF.
Twitter Inc. also is facing heat over the prevalence of anonymous, automated accounts - or bots - on its platform. Facebook has set up a crisis response page so people who are in Las Vegas can let people know they are safe.
However, more than half of the Americans exposed to the ads on Facebook saw them they had cast their votes on November 8. Now the social networking giant is taking steps to strengthen their ads policies and enforcement.
CORRECTION: This story has been revised throughout to correctly attribute all quotes to the interview subjects who said them. Duke was speaking to reporters on the tarmac in San Juan before boarding a helicopter for an aerial look at the devastation.
Demonstrations continued for a second week following President Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the anthem. The Ravens (2-1) might be in worse straits than the Steelers after they were pounded 44-7 by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But Simpson wasn't off the hook after the not guilty verdict; the families of Goldman and Brown filed suit for wrongful death. But he was found liable for their deaths in a civil case in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims' families $33.5 million.
Infrastructure challenges remain, with additional charging stations needed to keep vehicles powered and avoid stranded motorists. Compare that to small and mid-size gas vehicles that can travel upwards of 400 miles on a single tank of gas.
After serving the Army for 30 years, a former Army man in Assam is accused of being a foreigner from Bangladesh. The notice asked him to present his case before September 11 but the notice landed at his address late.
Maria was expected to move out into the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday night and Thursday, dissipating as it reached the open ocean. Maria was a Category 1 hurricane as it moved northward in the Atlantic, but it weakened to a tropical storm on Tuesday .
According to the administration, more than 90 percent of the island now is now accessible; some 200 gas stations are open. The President highlighted the massive devastation that has played out in the nine days since Hurricane Maria hit.
"We demand answer for three generations of Gandhi family to people of Gujarat; to Sardar Patel; to Morarji Desai", Shah said. Amit Shah rubbished allegations made by Rahul Gandhi and said that the Gujarat Model has been a tremendous success.
He continued: 'I've seen the footage, they've been going pretty good and I know how that New Zealand game can go against you. Rugby is a amusing game, now five games into a six-game tournament, we still don't know if the Springboks are good or bad.
West Tennessee man killed in Las Vegas shooting
Sandy Casey, a middle school special education teacher living in Redondo Beach, California, was also among those killed. Friends, family members, and former teachers spoke out about what a positive, kind person Melton was his whole life.
Walmart buys Brooklyn startup for same-day NYC delivery
The move also means Walmart has finally found a home in NY , where it's been blocked in its efforts to open stores for years. The latest salvo is Walmart's announcement that it has acquired Parcel, a last-mile delivery service .
We still need to see Trump's tax returns
For these reasons, repealing the state and local tax deduction would be an important move toward broadening the tax base. Then, they'll have to be merged into one bill in a conference committee that can pass both chambers.
Stanton finishes just shy of 60 home runs
It was another no-doubter for Stanton, who is the first player to reach 58 home runs since Ryan Howard with the Phillies in 2006. Kyle Freeland (11-11) gave up two runs and five hits in three innings in his first start since September 11 for the Rockies.
England whitewash West Indies
Bairstow was also striking the ball beautifully at the other end, reaching fifty in 48 balls shortly before Roy's departure. Despite all the Ben Stokes and Alex Hales drama that is surrounding them, England have been terrific at home.
Seahawks Use 2nd-Half Surge To Rout Colts 46-18
Penalties, a drop and a turnover all contributed to a scene the Colts have seen too many times already this year. Besides the usual suspects, the Fantasy scoring just might not be there for fringe players in this one.
Trump tells Puerto Rico
After more than a week of desperation, many were still unable to access essentials including food and water. FEMA director Brock Long admonished her for not being in closer contact with relief coordinators.
Bale likely to miss Espanyol clash
Following La Liga's refusal to abandon the match, Barca made a decision to play behind closed doors as a means of protest. It depends on his fitness, nothing else. "We'll take it day by day".
Remmers not listed on injury report for Vikings
In the season opener against the Vikings Peterson was visibly upset with head coach Sean Payton after receiving limited carries. Even during his Pro Bowl year (2015), he ranked 33rd among 47 qualified players in yards per carry (4.0).
Trump races to catch up as Puerto Rico crisis escalates
Life on the island remains hard, however, with residents lining up in the sweltering heat to get gas, food and cash. Meanwhile, containers full of aid supplies are sitting in the port of San Juan , unable to be delivered.