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Vasquez Canyon Bridge reopens

first_imgSAUGUS — The Vasquez Canyon bridge is reopening today at 3 p.m., two days ahead of schedule. The bridge was destroyed two weeks ago by the Buckweed Fire, which burned nearly 38,000 acres and destroyed 32 structures. County work crews had to build two temporary 40-foot long bridges – one eastbound and one westbound – to avoid disrupting day-to-day activities for residents and commercial vehicles that use the bridge. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man Utd and Spurs locked in talks over Toby Alderweireld

first_img LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on Toby Alderweireld could be off to Old Trafford this summer if Manchester United and Tottenham are able to do a deal. targets REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Manchester United and Tottenham are £10m apart on their valuation of Toby Alderweireld.According to the Manchester Evening News, talks between the two clubs are ongoing and it is understood Spurs are demanding more than £50m for the Belgian defender. LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED 1 Discussions in May collapsed after the Red Devils failed to meet Tottenham’s asking price for Alderweireld.The 29-year-old has one year remaining on his current deal, with an option for a one-year extension that includes a £25m release clause for next summer, but talks over a new deal have continued to stall.It is understood United do not agree with Spurs’ valuation of a player in this context.United are also interested in Leicester’s Harry Maguire, with Jose Mourinho looking to bolster his defensive options, but the Foxes have reportedly slapped a huge £75m price tag on the Englishman. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father last_img read more

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QPR round-up: Striker bid accepted, Kpekawa deal agreed, keeper’s new contract

first_imgQPR have agreed a fee in the region of £1.5m with Belgian club Anderlecht for striker Idrissa Sylla.The Guinea international, 25, is due in London to discuss personal terms ahead of a possible pre-deadline move to Loftus Road.Rangers are keen to sign at least one striker before Wednesday night’s deadline and Sylla is one of several options they have been considering.West London Sport also revealed today that QPR have agreed a fee with Barnsley for Cole Kpekawa.Barnsley made an offer for the defender last week and after Rangers quickly indicated that they would be willing to sell him, the two clubs struck a deal worth around £450,000.Many QPR fans on Twitter have reacted with dismay to the news that Kpekawa could be leaving.Meanwhile, young R’s goalkeeper Joe Lumley has agreed terms on a new contract at Loftus Road.The club are keen to extend Lumley’s deal and send him out on loan this week.And manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has paid tribute to Rangers captain Nedum Onuoha, saying he ‘brings calmness and leads by example.’Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Africa is ‘full of possibilities’

first_imgThere was plenty of opportunity on the continent, and particularly in South Africa, according to foreign journalists covering the African Union 25th summit. But countries could not ignore the challenges facing them. Spanish journalist Jaime Velazquez at Liliesleaf Farm listening attentitively to what the tour guide had to say about the documented experiences of the people who used the farm as a safe haven and base of operations. (Image: Shamin Chibba) Shamin Chibba and Mathiba MolefeThere are many possibilities in Africa and the continent has a bright future; but it still has a way to go to achieve the economic and social harmony for which it strives. These were the sentiments journalists from China and Spain shared during a media tour of South Africa’s historical attractions.The journalists are covering the 25th African Union (AU) Summit, being held in Gauteng from 7 to 15 June. South Africa is hosting the event for the first time since its formation in Durban in 2002.During the summit, on Tuesday, 9 June, the journalists visited Liliesleaf Farm, where police captured 19 African National Congress members in 1963, and Sterkfontein Cave in the Cradle of Humankind, where one of the world’s oldest hominid fossils, known as Mrs Ples, was found.Surrounded by monuments to South Africa’s history, Spanish freelance journalist Jaime Velazquez said the country’s future would be determined by its people. “You can see that there are still a lot of differences in the country and I think that most of the people want to overcome them… Social and economic differences are still there, you can see them… [But] my perception of South Africa right now is that it’s a wonderful country with a lot of possibilities. I think there’s a real will from South Africans to overcome their differences and live together.”Velazquez has been living in South Africa for four years, covering news for Spanish media in his home country, Mexico and Argentina. He said most of his experiences had been positive. “South Africa is a country where you can live. It’s a country where even though there is a problem with security it’s not an extremely unsafe country as long as you’re on the right side of society and that’s something that I learned later.”Africa “beyond expectations”Chuanshi Zhang, a journalist for China’s largest news agency, Xinhua, said that when he first arrived in South Africa, he did not expect it to be so well developed. “I thought, just as the majority of the world thinks of Africa, as the least developed [continent] and that the infrastructure isn’t good. It was really beyond my expectation.”Now that he has lived in Johannesburg for two years his perception of the country has changed. Yet, he said the government still had some work to do if it was “to be perfect”. “There’s still a long way to go because after apartheid it seems like there are other things stuck there. The economy, infrastructure and other aspects are the same as the early nineties.”Zhang is attending the African Union summit and said he would look to write about Sino-African relations and how the Far East country was playing a more important role in the continent’s economic development.Less of a Rainbow NationVelazquez has noticed that in the last two years, South Africans have been seeing themselves less as the Rainbow Nation and more part of the cultures from which they come.He referred to the 2014 Reconciliation Barometer conducted by the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation, which found that there was a decline in national pride from 72.9% in 2003 to 55% in 2013. “I have seen that South Africans are polarising a little bit again. Do you identify yourself as South African? Do you identify yourself as Zulu? Do you identify yourself as Indian? Ten years ago maybe we were still with the Mandela magic. Right now you can see people are going back to identifying themselves as all these different local groups instead of that feeling that ‘we are all South African.’”South Africa was playing an important leadership role in the African Union because of the rights and freedoms it had. “South Africa has been very active in many conflicts on the continent and always looking for a peaceful solution. So I think that they are holding that role of a regional power that is attached to the values of South Africa as a peaceful way of solving problems.”However, he said South Africa may have become a victim of its own success. “I think that sometimes the other African countries see South Africa as a little bit arrogant and that they are trying to impose themselves.”Velazquez was impressed by the way South Africa organised the summit at such short notice. Chad was the initial host but had to withdraw because of the Boko Haram threat. South Africa stepped in at the last minute. “It’s a country that can first of all organise a summit in a very short period and also it’s probably one of the few countries in Africa that can guarantee 54 heads of state. To host it effectively and safely says a lot about the country.”last_img read more

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Bolick, San Beda ‘not satisfied’ with win over Nambatac-less Letran

first_imgWorld’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Bolick continued his revenge tour on Sunday as he carried the Red Lions to a 75-63 victory over the Knights in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.The senior playmaker took matters to his own hands as he finished with 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut Bolick said he’s still not satisfied with the triumph over Letran, knowing that the Knights came into the game without Rey Nambatac, who is recovering from a hyperextended left knee.“We’re still not satisfied because Rey still isn’t there and there were times when we seemed like we’ll lose the game. So what we want is to stay competitive, play as a team, and stay hungry,” he said. There’s no denying that come NCAA Season 93, San Beda will be Bolick’s squad.And to no one’s surprise, the 6-foot-1 guard expressed his reluctance to the tag, opting to share the spotlight to his teammates like an empowering leader Fernandez brands him as.“I don’t look at myself as a go-to guy. In my mind, I’m just a role player and I play in the system of coach Boyet (Fernandez). Anyone here can be a playmaker, so when I have the ball, I just want to make good decisions, find my open teammate. If I have the shot, I’ll take it,” he said.“That’s what I tell to his team, that there’s no go-to-guy here. If you have the shot, take it. If you think what you’ll do will help the team, do it.The Red Lions, however, know the ball should be in the hands of Robert Bolick come winning time.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTwo years have passed, but Robert Bolick shared that San Beda still seethes from its NCAA Season 91 defeat to Letran which denied the school a rare six-peat.“I reminded them how tough the feeling was when we were on our six-peat drive. It was painful for us because [Letran] took the pride out of us. I told everyone who was playing then to take it personal and be competitive against them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ayo on loss to Ateneo: La Salle still ‘lack maturity’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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San Miguel makes history with 5th straight Philippine Cup title, outlasts Magnolia in Game 7

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cavs’ Collin Sexton watches Game 7 of PBA Finals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img Reigning five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo and Alex Cabagnot showed nerves of steel in the pressure-packed moments as the Beermen overcame the biggest challenge yet to their throne.Fajardo willed his way to 17 points and career-high 31 rebounds that also set the all-time high for most rebounds by a local in a game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCabagnot fired nine of his 18 points in a back-and-forth final frame including a tough fadeaway jumper that put San Miguel ahead for good, 72-71, with 57.2 ticks to go.Arwind Santos also had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Beermen, who needed to climb back from a 17-point hole and withstood a dreadful second quarter where they scored measly five points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The Hotshots had no reason to be ashamed of but had several moments down the stretch they will most likely regret as the title slipped away from their fingertips.Jio Jalalon, who was brilliant all-game long, muffed a gimme that would’ve put Magnolia ahead with less than 10 seconds left. Ian Sangalang also missed from short range with under a minute to go.To no one’s surprise, Fajardo bagged the Finals MVP award, the third of his career, after averaging 22.9 points, 19.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in the series.ADVERTISEMENT FIVE PEAT. Beermen win their historic fifth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Game 7 matched the hype and the San Miguel Beer lived up to its promise again.Struggling mightily and pushed to their limit by a gutsy Magnolia side, the Beermen still found a way to win and extend their reign in the PBA Philippine Cup for a historic fifth straight year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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KIM CATTRALL SAYS SHE LOST TV GIG OVER LACK OF SEX APPEAL

first_img Login/Register With: Twitter Kim Cattrall was once cut from a TV pilot because she lacked “sex appeal.”The British-born star of the Sex and the City franchise shared the irony of her previous career setback via Twitter on Thursday, as she took part in the “#ShareYourRejections” trending topic online, as writers and other media personalities were encouraged to reveal their rocky paths to success.“Got replaced in a TV pilot by a major TV network boss because he said I had no Sex Appeal,” she told fans.Got replaced in a TV pilot by a major TV network boss because he said I had no Sex Appeal.— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) August 16, 2018 Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Cattrall, who turns 62 next week, didn’t name the show or the TV bigwig who dropped her from the job, but she is now famed for portraying sex-obsessed publicist Samantha Jones in the screen adaptations of Candace Bushnell’s 1997 book of the same name.last_img read more

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28 people facing criminal charges for Labrador occupation make court appearance

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsLand protectors in Labrador facing charges stemming from a protest at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project outside Happy Valley Goose Bay made their first court appearance Tuesday.Last fall, Innu and Inuit peoples led ongoing opposition to the project over environmental concerns.They say they’re not criminals, and charges won’t stop Indigenous [email protected]last_img

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