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Bridge Destroyed by Fire Reopens on Schedule

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card PICO RIVERA – Officials from Montebello and Pico Rivera, the County of Los Angeles and commuters celebrate the opening of a temporary Beverly Boulevard bridge, right on schedule. After a an afternoon ribbon-cutting ceremony, the first cars roll across the span in time for the evening rush hour. The bridge, a vital link between the two cities, was destroyed by a fire Nov. 1. A transient is facing a charge of arson in connection with the blaze. For the complete story pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News or come back to www.whittierdailynews.com 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


December 28, 2019 0

Birkett, Zondi lay down Dusi marker

first_img3 December 2013Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi claimed victory in the 50 Miler Canoe Marathon in KwaZulu-Natal on the weekend to confirm the duo’s status as one of the favourites for 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon.The 50 Miler covers two-thirds of the Dusi route and focuses on paddling, while portaging comes more to the fore in the Dusi.The Birkett/Zondi combination, first cobbled together for their victory in the Non Stop Dusi earlier this year, is being widely billed as a Dusi Dream Team, but they had not showed all their cards in the current season until their victory over a very strong field of Dusi contenders.They took full advantage of a series of mishaps that befell the fancied crew of Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocke to post a three-minute victory over former K2 marathon world champion Cam Schoeman and his Czech Republic partner Jakub Adam, with 2013 K1 Dusi champ Lance Kime and Thulani Mbanjwa sealing the last spot on the podium.‘Building a partnership’“It was such a great race for us in terms of learning and building the partnership,” Birkett said after the race. “On day one we were not that great in the river, but we got better and better and on the final stage we were really much better in the boat. That really is what building a partnership is all about.“Eric [Sbonelo Zondi] has a great sense of humour and we laugh and chirp each other a lot during the race, which I love,” he added. “Paddling for me is all about fun. If I am not really enjoying myself then I can’t perform,” the recently crowned under- 23 world champion added.The pair started the final day with a short lead over the chasing boats of McGregor and Mocke and Kime and Mbanjwa, and managed to hold onto that lead on the technically demanding section of the uMngeni river below Inanda Dam, which was running at an exciting but unforgiving 22 cumecs level.With the race rules forcing all the crews to paddle around the notorious Burma Road Portage, Birkett and Zondi were first into the nasty Island rapids on the outskirts of Durban and managed to emerge with their lead and boat intact.Wrapped their boatFor chasers McGregor and Mocke, their race ended in Island One Rapid where they wrapped their boat after a nightmarish turn of events.“My splashcover popped from the pressure of the water,” McGregor said, describing their downfall. “The nose didn’t come up and it started filling with water fast. We tried to roll it over, but the boat got sucked under and wrapped around a big brick of a rock.“Thank goodness neither myself nor Jasper got hurt. It took 25 minutes for us to get the boat off the rock, but it was wrecked.“Only our egos are bruised,” he added. “Until that happened, we had been going really well. We caught the leaders before Side Chute Rapid and there was plenty of laughing and joking. It was just a great day on the river.“Maybe I jinxed us because I was teasing Andy and Sbonelo saying they didn’t know the river because they always run over Burma Road. I deliberately let them go into Island Rapid first, thinking they might make a mistake, but it turns out it was us who didn’t come out of it.”The incident that ruled them out followed a frustrating first day, which they completed with a badly broken nose of their boat after a collision with Len Jenkins’s craft in Mission Rapid right at the start of the race.Thrilling women’s raceThe thrilling women’s race was won by Abby Adie and Anna Adamova over the gutsy Hillary Bruss and Alex Adie, with the impressive juniors Jenna Ward and Kerry Segal in third. Adie and Adamova finished an impressive 16th overall.“We had around a-minute-and-a-half in the bank after day one, but we knew that Hillary [Bruss] and Alex [Adie] would shoot everything to try and make up time, so we knew that we had to go really hard. To finish with a seven-minute lead in the end was really encouraging,” said Abby Adie.The result was vital to the crew, which has dreams of winning the Dusi in February, because Adamova now flies back to her home in the Czech Republic where she is committed to top level cross-country skiing races. She will return in mid-January to resume her Dusi preparations.“Day One was a bit hectic,” said Adie. “We got stuck on rocks, and we took a swim at Gauging Weir. Anna also fell on the Second Saddle portage. But at least this was a good taste of what the Dusi will be like, racing at this sort of intensity.“It couldn’t have been any better in terms of final preparations before Anna goes back home,” Adie concluded.The under-23 title went to the Soweto duo of Siseko Ntondini and Thando Ngamlana, who held off Murray Starr and Gavin Shuter, while the juniors’ race was won by the Michaelhouse crew of Patch Dillon and his under-16 partner Alan Houston.RESULTSMENAndy Birkett/Sbonelo Zondi 4:06:34Cam Schoeman/Jakub Adam 4:10:20Lance Kime/Thulani Mbanjwa 4:11:03David Chaplin/Mark Mulder 4:20:15Jacques Theron/Shaun Griffin 4:22:31Siseko Ntondini/Thando Ngamlana 4:22:32Murray Starr/Gavin Shuter 4:26:44Ben Biggs/Karl Folscher 4:26:47Josh Kippen/Andrew Adie 4:30:49Kwanda Mhlope/Zonele Nzuza 4:32:55WomenAbby Adie/Anna Adamova 4:40:12Hillary Bruss/Alex Adie 4:47:35Jenna Ward/Kerry Segal 5:02:38Debbie Germiquet/Carmen Donald 5:03:19Jordan Peek/Brittany Petersen 5:05:45SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

Rainy weather doesn’t bog down Rib Off

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The rainy weather did nothing to hinder the quality of the incredible pork being served up at the 2018 Ohio Pork Rib Off. It was high quality across the board according to the judges for the 22nd annual Pork Rib Off competition at the Ohio State Fair on Tuesday, July 31.Bark Bros. of Columbus was awarded Grand Champion Ribs and Reserve Champion Pulled Pork. Red Pig Inn of Ottawa was awarded Reserve Champion Ribs, while Kyptonite BBQ of Hartville was awarded Grand Champion Pulled Pork and best Soybean Oil BBQ Sauce. Hickory River Smokehouse of Tipp City took home the People’s Choice award. There were nine contestants from across the state competing in the annual event.The competitors were scored by a group of five judges, including: Virgil Strickler, Ohio State Fair General Manager; Senator Larry Obhof; State Representative Brian Hill; Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal; and Steve Reinhard, Ohio Soybean Council.The annual Pork Rib Off is held on the first Tuesday of the Ohio State Fair and is hosted by the Ohio Pork Council, with generous support from the Ohio Soybean Council.“We are thankful to partner with the Ohio Soybean Council to host such a great event each year during the Ohio State Fair,” said Dave Shoup, President-Elect, Ohio Pork Council. “Every year, the Rib Off brings together a great group of barbeque experts from across the state for a fun, interactive competition.” The folks at Red Pig Inn from Ottawa were serving up delicious pulled pork and the Res. Champion Ribs. Hickory River Smokehouse from Tipp City Baney-Q worked in the rain to get ribs ready for the contest. Good ribs and mac and cheese at The Pit BBQ. Kryptonite BBQ had the Champion Pulled Pork in the Ohio Pork Rib Off. Smokem if you Gotem BBQ of Middleport OCJ’s Matt Reese had the honor of judging this year and he said it was a tight contest. Ty Higgins was the MC for the event Res. Champion Rib: Red Pig Inn- Ottawa, OH Champion Pulled Pork: Kryptonite BBQ- Hartville, OHlast_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

Ommwriter: Be Alone with Your Thoughts

first_imgdana oshiro Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Between Skype, chat, texts, push news notifications and three screens of scrolling feeds, it’s easy to get distracted while writing an email or post. If you’ve misspelled names, forgotten words or hit send prematurely on numerous occasions, then you probably just need to slow down. Rather than resorting to a life in the woods of hermit-like solitude, you could just take a few moments to think with Ommwriter. Built by Barcelona-based design agency Herraiz Soto & Co., Ommwriter is a gorgeous Mac download that allows users to block out other applications and focus on their writing. The company originally created Ommwriter for their own internal use but quickly realized the service’s consumer appeal. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Ommwriter from Herraiz Soto on Vimeo.Similar to WriteRoom, users download the writing tool and install it on their desktop. Upon opening it, you receive a distraction-free environment with just a few spartan font choices and an export feature. While WriteRoom offers a CRT monitor-style interface, Ommwriter offers a white Zen-like experience. Keystroke sounds can be replaced by plinking water or what sound like soft footsteps in snow and users can choose to play ambient music or keep their writing space dead silent. If you’re the type of person who is married to iPhone editing and a large feature set for word processors, then this is not your tool. But if you just want a few moments to collect your thoughts, then this is a great way to do it. To register for this free service visit ommwriter.com. last_img read more


December 17, 2019 0

Henriques sets world record in women’s 50-kilometer walk

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Portugal’s Ines Henriques celebrates after winning the gold medal and setting a new world record in the women’s 50-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)LONDON — The first women’s 50-kilometer walk at the world championships produced a world record.Ines Henriques of Portugal bettered her own mark on Sunday by finishing in 4 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London.ADVERTISEMENT Lyu Xiuzhi had been in line for bronze, but the Chinese walker was disqualified with about 50 meters to go.“In the last 100 (meters) I was in a hurry,” Lyu said. “I forgot that I already had a medal.”The men’s 20K was also close. Eider Arevalo beat 18-year-old Sergei Shirobokov of Russia by two seconds to win gold.The Colombian finished in 1:18:53. Caio Bonfim of Brazil was third in 1:19:04.Action will return to the Olympic Stadium later in the evening on the final day of the championships, and the United States is expected to add more to its medal haul in the 4×400-meter relays.American great Allyson Felix is favored to win a 16th world championship medal.Other finals are in the women’s 800, 5,000 and discus, and the men’s high jump and 1,500. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Football, Netball, Water polo bets open PH bid LATEST STORIES Read Next The Frenchman’s time was the second fastest in history. Diniz set the world record of 3:32:33 in 2014.“A lot of training has gone into this – cycling, swimming – everything for this 50 (kilometer) walk,” Diniz said. “Last night I kept away from watching the TV because I did not want to get too excited. I went to bed at 9 because I knew it was going to be my day today.”Hirooki Arai was second in 3:41:17, two seconds ahead of Japanese teammate Kai Kobayashi in third.The 20-kilometer walks were also held Sunday. Yang Jiayu of China won the women’s event in a personal best time of 1:26:18. She beat Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez of Mexico by only 1 second.Antonella Palmisano of Italy was third in 1:26:36.ADVERTISEMENT “The last 5 (kilometers) were really tough,” said Henriques, whose previous world record was 4:08:26. “My goal was to go under 4 hours and 6 minutes.”Yin Hang was second in 4:08:58, followed by Chinese teammate Yang Shuqing in 4:20:49.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOnly seven women started the race, which was being run at the worlds for the first time, and only four finished.In the men’s 50K, Yohann Diniz of France won in 3:33:12. At 39, Diniz is the oldest man to win a gold medal at the world championships. View commentslast_img read more


November 30, 2019 0

Everton’s door open for Rooney stay, says Silva

first_imgEverton Everton’s door open for Rooney stay, says Silva Joe Wright 22:16 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) wayne rooney - cropped Getty Images Everton DC United MLS Premier League Transfers The new Goodison Park boss is not about to push the former England captain out of the exit New Everton manager Marco Silva says Wayne Rooney will have the final say on whether or not he joins DC United.The former England captain has held talks with the MLS club over the prospect of joining on a two-year deal worth a reported $5 million (£3.8m) annually.Silva, who was named the club’s new boss on May 31, plans to speak with Rooney in the coming days but insists his future will be left up to him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now He added that the 32-year-old will be welcome to return to the club at any time if he decides to leave.”It’s something that had started when I arrived,” he told a news conference. “We will talk with him. We need to understand everything.”The door is open anytime for him to return. We’ll talk and see what is happening. It’s Wayne’s decision.”Sporting director Marcel Brands also encouraged Rooney to consider coming back to Everton when he ends his career in the United States, if he chooses to accept DC’s offer.”There is a possibility he will leave,” he said. “He talks with DC, that is not a secret. We will also talk with him.”If he wants to make the move, then I can only say I hope he returns to Everton when he finishes in the MLS because he’s a legend of the club. I always did that at PSV. I will continue to do it here, to use the legends at the club.”Club-mate Theo Walcott has previously expressed his hope for Rooney to stay at the club.last_img read more


November 9, 2019 0

13 days agoArsenal hero Merson says Ozil should be playing again

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Merson says Ozil should be playing againby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says Mesut Ozil should be playing again.Ozil has been linked with a loan move in January, with Arsenal reportedly prepared to pay some of the 30-year-old’s mammoth £350-a-week wages in order to offload him.”He’s a luxury player, and the manager has obviously decided he can’t carry a player like that in a team that’s already one of the worst around without the ball,” former midfielder Merson wrote in his column for the Daily Star.”With these games coming up, Arsenal are going to have 70% of the possession. He thrives in those situations.”Unai Emery should bring him in from the cold. But he won’t.”If he plays Ozil and they win, he has to keep playing him, and the manager doesn’t want that. The manager wants him out.”And if that’s the plan then they are going to have to swallow a pill and get rid of him in January come what may.” last_img read more


October 28, 2019 0

Performers Announced For TIDAL X Brooklyn

first_imgToday, global music and entertainment streaming platform TIDAL announced the lineup for the 4th Annual “TIDAL X: Brooklyn” philanthropic concert will include performances from Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, Anderson .Paak, Kaskade, Normani, Kodak Black, Teyana Taylor, Bazzi, Lil Skies, Mozart La Para, Black Thought, Queen Naija, The Lox, Vic Mensa, BlocBoy JB, DaniLeigh, Danielle Bradbery, Jay Critch, Snoh Aalegra, SiR, Westside Gunn, Conway, Arin Ray, Jacob Banks, Cautious Clay and Patrick Droney.This year’s performers are coming together to support criminal justice reform across the country. Thanks to this year’s sponsors including Puma, D’USSE, American Family Insurance, Stoli Crushed, Sprint and Barclays Center, one hundred percent of net ticket proceeds and donations will support criminal justice reform non-profit organizations such as #Cut50, Equal Justice Initiative and Innocence Project and REFORM.Fans worldwide can learn more, purchase tickets, make donations and tune-in to the show’s livestream on October 23rd here: TIDAL.com/BROOKLYN.Over the past three years, the TIDAL X benefit concerts have raised more than $10 million for social justice, disaster relief & recovery, and education causes. Each year, iconic superstars and emerging artists support those in need around the world and past performers have included Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Alessia Cara, Jessie Reyez, Usher, Common and many more.TIDAL X: BROOKLYN furthers TIDAL’s commitment to supporting philanthropic endeavors and key social issues that the music community is passionate about, including Lil Wayne’s Social Wave For Change, T.I.’s TIDAL X: Money Talk Education Challenge as well as social justice initiatives from A$AP Ferg, The LOX, Damian Marley, Dec. 99th and more.last_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

Fort McKay Metis and preparing for life after the tar sands

first_img“Everyone is tapping on their brakes and people are taking a step back in terms of how aggressive they want to be in their developments. It’s a sobering second look- it gives the community the chance to catch our breath. If oil was to turn the key off tomorrow and go home this community would take at least 20 years to go back to the lifestyle that it had prior because everything around our community, in terms of our traditional territory, is gone.”Quintal said he’s terrified by what he’s witnessed over the years with the land being eaten up and polluted by industry.“The fact is we are putting controls in place. We have three air monitoring systems in the community at all times. Everything is under scrutiny. Do I think it’s all industry’s fault? There’s a good case against that.”But, it’s not just environmental impacts that came with the economic boom train, social issues add additional challenges.“Many here are living with addictions. Because the money is everywhere. We have 18 year old kids, graduating high school with opportunity. They go to work and drive heavy haulers and suddenly make $100,000 a year.”Quintal acknowledges that time is running out. They have money now, but the land is being destroyed and they may not have a place to call home in the near future.They are already planning ahead however, given the circumstances, to create a new vision for the coming generations.Recognizing the dilemma the Fort McKay Metis is buying land in Isle La Crosse Saskatchewan- an area with a high density of Metis people. It will be a place for the people to go to if Fort McKay ends up being swallowed up by industry.“We don’t have any sanctuaries to go to, but we’re buying lots to build some cabins and a lodge to be able to take our people away if they want to. There they can fish, hunt, pick berries and go back to nature,” said Quintal.Regardless of the challenges before them, the people will continue to take advantage of economic opportunities while they still can, said Quintal.Homes under construction in the Fort McKay Metis community. Photo: Brandi Morin/APTN“What we need in Alberta is a policy that will enable the Metis the ability to be more engaged…That’s not to say we want to stop industry. We want to use the best technology possible, to know where you’re (industry) going to be working within our traditional territory. And we want the opportunity to continue make money off of the projects.”bmorin@aptn.ca@songstress28 (The administrative offices in the Fort McKay Metis community that has 90 members and 800 hectares of land in Alberta. Photo: Brandi Morin/APTN)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsFORT MCKAY METIS COMMUNITY — New houses and new trucks greet you upon arrival at the Fort McKay Metis community in northern Alberta. It is a small place, a mere dot on the map, located north of Fort McMurray, between the tar sands and next to Fort McKay First Nation.The Fort McKay Metis is a unique community that was established during the fur trade here in the 1900’s.The people here have close ties with the local First Nation as well as mixed ancestry including French, English, Cree, Dene and Metis.Encompassing 800 hectares of land and having just under 90 members. it is the only Metis community that was able to negotiate their lands away from the Alberta government.It is surrounded by industrial development, mainly tar sands activity. The tar sands have had a large impact on the local environment and traditional territories of the Metis.Most say that for a time, they were ignored when it came to consultation with industry.The Metis here, like their First Nation neighbours, at one time tried to stop industry from encroaching on their territories with little success.Fort McKay Metis President Ron Quintal. Photo:Brandi Morin/APTN“It felt like everything was rubber stamped. Like our concerns were an afterthought,” said President Ron Quintal.That is until Fort McKay Chief Jim Boucher stepped up and insisted industry also consult with the Metis, he said.“In Alberta there is no policy or legislation in place that a proponent has to talk to a Metis organization while they talk to the First Nations about the exact same impacts. But we have been able to negotiate deals with industry,” said Quintal.They are prospering alongside Fort McKay First Nation. The community doesn’t receive any government money and is completely self-reliant via business agreements with industry.Through profits earned from the Fort McKay Metis Group LTD., several initiatives are funded like a beautification program, park building, housing, post-secondary scholarships and local infrastructure.“I’m about the success of my community and doing the best I can to ensure my community is successful,” said Quintal, which he added, includes mitigating environmental concerns.“We work with industry. We’ve gone this far and we use our best judgement to ensure industry and government are working sustainably.”Now, Quintal is asking for the ability to hit the brakes on further development. The current down turn in oil prices is an opportunity to look at ways to diversify the economy.last_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

Local MLAs voice concerns over new legislation for the ALR

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Following the Government’s announcement to introduce legislation that they say will strengthen the independence of the Agricultural Land Commission, local MLAs Mike Bernier and Dan Davies went to Facebook to voice their concerns.In the video, both MLAs find the new Bill 15 disturbing and upsetting, with Bernier saying this Bill will change the way how farmers and landowners will be treated.“What’s really upsetting with Bill 15, is basically how farmers and landowners are going to be treated.” Davies claims the Bill to be a blatant infringement on the rights of landowners.“It’s a blatant infringement on people’s right of land ownership, it certainly is the Agricultural Land Commission, and I think that is the fundamental issue that I am taking up with this Bill.”Bernier says, within the Bill, the Government is removing the requirement for owner consent for any changes made to the ALR.“They’re removing the requirement for owner consent for any changes to the ALR. So, you, as a landowner won’t have a say, and under the Act, you as a landowner are no longer allowed to even apply to the Agricultural Land Commission if this Bill passes.”Both Bernier and Davies are vowing to challenge the Government on this Bill in order to protect the rights of their constituents.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0