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Coronavirus watch at Penns

first_imgOrganisers of the annual Penn Relays, one of the world’s biggest track-and-field events for high schools, are taking a wait-and-see approach as the world continues to grapple with the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus. The Penn Relays for 2020 will be held from April 23-25, and as is customary, large numbers of local high schools and colleges are making plans for the trip to the prestigious event hosted by the University of Pennsylvania at its Franklin Field Stadium. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has already hit sporting events hard in several countries. In track and field, the World Athletics Indoor Championships, which was scheduled for this weekend in Nanjing, China, has been postponed until next year. The outbreak in Europe has forced the cancellation of a friendly match between Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz and the Catalonia team in Spain, while several Serie A football matches in Italy have been postponed or are being played in empty stadiums, a few are being played without spectators. There is also the possibility that this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, could be cancelled. Up to yesterday, there were 461 cases of the coronavirus in Japan. Worldwide deaths from the virus have gone above 3,500 while in the United States, the death toll reached 19 yesterday. Penn Relays carnival director Dave Johnson told The Sunday Gleaner that they are keeping a close watch on the spread of the coronavirus ahead of next month’s meet. “The University of Pennsylvania is consistently monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), working with experts and coordinating with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government agencies. The university will update its existing pandemic planning procedures as needed with this fast-evolving situation,” he stated. According to a release put out by Johnson on the university’s website, they will be following guidance from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. “CDC and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have not cancelled any activities or events due to the current coronavirus concerns at this time,” it said. “As conditions evolve, the university will continue to review, update, and publicise its travel and event polices,” the release added. Quizzed on whether there are contingency plans for schools attending the Penn Relays, Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), the body that runs high school sports in Jamaica, said they would have to focus first on this month’s Boys and Girls’ Championships. “First, we have to think about our Boys and Girls’ Championships, which starts in a few weeks’ time … and the immediate risk it (coronavirus) would have and how we will deal with it,” he stated. “Penn Relays is some days after our local championships, and we will have to decide how to advise schools going to Penns, and that depends on what happens here and there (Pennsylvania). I have also spoken to Dave (Johnson), and he told me it is a day-to-day approach, and he is going to wait and see for a couple of more weeks before a decision is taken,” said Wellington.last_img read more

QPR youngster gets Poland call-up

first_imgQPR youngster Marcin Brzozowski has been called up to play for Poland’s Under-18s. The goalkeeper, who plays for Rangers’ Under-18 side and has been in the club’s Under-21 squad, is set to play in two matches against Serbia.The teams face each other in Opole on 10 November and two days later in Brzeg.AdChoices广告 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Club confirm they’ve reached “agreement in principle” to sell player to…

first_imgThe Japanese striker has wanted to play in the Premier League for some time and there’s been reports of interest previously, but Newcastle look to have gone ahead and got a deal done.Mainz have released the following statement: ‘Yoshinori Muto will not return to the Bruchweg as planned on Friday after his extended World Cup vacation. The Japanese striker is facing a possible move to England in the Premier League.“We have had good and constructive discussions with Newcastle United and we have come to an agreement in principle, there are still some key details to clarify, but we are confident that we will soon reach a final transfer decision,” says 05 Sport Board Rouven Schröder. The clubs are, as far as the terms of the contract, largely agreed, however, are around the change still time-consuming formalities to be done.’That sounds very much like the transfer could be completed in the comings days, as long as those in charge of transfers at Newcastle United don’t manage to sabotage themselves.Rafael Benitez has had a frustrating summer recruitment wise but towards the end of this week things have started to look at least a little better for the Spanish manager.On Wednesday afternoon, Germany’s Kicker reported Muto’s transfer to Newcastle was ‘almost perfect’.Earlier this week German newspaper Bild claimed Newcastle and West Ham were the main contenders for the forward.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystCould Accessible Trade Financing Be the Key to Unlocking High Trade Growth in Emerging Markets?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo FSV Mainz have published a statement on Thursday afternoon which confirms claims from the German media this week that Yoshinori Muto is moving to Newcastle United.last_img read more

Lauderhill T20: Victory for T&T, Jamaica edge Pakistan by 2 runs

first_imgTeam Trinidad and Tobago enjoyed a confident victory against India by 51 runs in the Lauderhill T20 International Cricket tournament last weekend. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Trinidad and Tobago piled up 117 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs after a solid 61 runs opening partnership between National USA player Timothy Surajbally (33) and Neil Mungal (21).Tariq Hosein continued the onslaught against the Indian bowlers, smashing 42 not out from 26 deliveries, featuring one four and three sixes, while Ken Singh blasted a cameo 38 and Zeko Burgess 19. Bowling for India, Khajapeer Mulla bagged 2 for 33, Prashanth Shetty 1 for 18 and Srinivas Nandina 1 for 34. In reply, the Indian batsmen were restricted to 126, with Sreeram Nimmala the only batsman showing any resistance with 32 runs, including one four and three sixes. Other contributions came from Khajapeer Mulla 17, Renjith Chandran 15 not out, Justin Holder 14 and Sarosh Siddiqui 13. Bowling for Trinidad and Tobago, Adam Khan grabbed 2 for 12 and Parvish Deonarinesingh 2 for 15, while veteran all-rounder Ken Singh further sank the Indian batsmen with 2 for 22 and Zeko Burgess 2 for 22.For defending champions Jamaica registered their first victory in a nail-biting thriller against Pakistan at the Lauderhill Sports Park in game 11 of the 2016 City of Lauderhill T20 Cricket Tournament. Electing to take first strike after winning the toss, Jamaica got off to miserable start with four runs from one wicket, but a partnership between the reliable Ken Wright and Nicholas Mitto renewed hope. Wright caught fire to the delight of spectators, slamming 59, including four fours and six sixes, while Mitto chipped in with 35.Bowling for Pakistan, Zeshawn Qureshi sniffed 3 for 26, Matasfa Dewan 2 for 18, Syed Hassan 1 for 19 and Rajesh Shrema 1 for 42. Chasing a victory target of 162, the Pakistani top three batsmen faltered against the Jamaican’s opening attack of Herlando Johnson and Elvis Watson. Reeling at 3 for 3, Samish Sadiq and Y. Tajpar shared 130 runs to rebuild the Pakistani’ innings. Sadiq blasted 69, including six fours and three sixes, while Tajpar smashed 56, highlighted by five fours. Pakistan needed 10 runs from the last over to secure a place into the semi-finals, but Keyoine Gayle restricted the Pakistani batsmen to 7 runs and handed Jamaica its first victory of the tournament. Bowling for Jamaica, Johnson snared 3 for 31, Elvis Watson 2 for 25, Glen Anglin 1 for 14 and Gayle 1 for 32.The tournament continues on Saturday, April 16, at Lauderhill Sports Park, starting at 5 p.m. with India v. Pakistan, followed by Guyana v. Combined Islands at 8 p.m.last_img read more

S. Smith, Mosley questionable to play against Pittsburgh

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — If Steve Smith says his right ankle is ready to go, the Ravens will welcome the veteran wide receiver back to action for Sunday’s critical AFC North meeting with Pittsburgh.The 37-year-old participated in practice for the second straight day on Friday and was listed as questionable to play against the Steelers. Head coach John Harbaugh told reporters that Smith only worked on a limited basis as he did the previous day, but he was officially listed as a full participant for the walk-through practice.Smith was not present for the portions of practices open to media on Thursday or Friday, making it difficult to gauge where he is health-wise or just how many reps he took. He hasn’t played in a game since spraining his right ankle in the first quarter of the Week 5 loss to Washington on Oct. 9.“We’ll just see where he’s at,” said Harbaugh about the injury that’s sidelined Smith for nearly three full games. “I didn’t have any expectations for it beforehand. I just wait for the trainers to say [he’s ready] and the player, of course. It’s that type of a thing, too. When everybody says the player is ready to go, we put him out there. That’s how we do it.”The 16th-year receiver was not in the locker room after Friday’s practice to speak with reporters.The Ravens also listed inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (hamstring) as questionable after he took part in practices on a limited basis all week. He was upgraded to full participation on Friday and appears to be a good bet to make his return after a two-game absence.Baltimore officially ruled out linebackers Elvis Dumervil (foot) and Kamalei Correa (thigh) as well as tight end Crockett Gillmore (thigh) after all three missed the entire week of practice. Cornerback Shareece Wright is doubtful to play as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury that kept him out of practices on Thursday and Friday.Despite being full participants in practice all week, linebacker Terrell Suggs (biceps), offensive linemen Marshal Yanda (left shoulder) and Ronnie Stanley (foot), safety Lardarius Webb (hamstring), and cornerback Tavon Young (concussion) were all designated as questionable. All five are expected to play against the Steelers, however.It remains to be seen whether Baltimore will activate safety Matt Elam in time for Sunday’s game. Elam has taken part in all practices over the last two weeks, but a roster move would need to be made by 4 p.m. on Saturday for the 2013 first-round pick to play against Pittsburgh.To no surprise, the Steelers listed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (left knee) as questionable after he practiced on a limited basis all week. Reports this week have indicated that he will start against the Ravens despite undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus less than three weeks ago.Backup running back DeAngelo Williams (knee) and cornerback William Gay (foot) were also designated as questionable by Pittsburgh.The referee for Sunday’s game will be John Hussey.According to Weather.com, Sunday’s forecast in Baltimore calls for sunny skies with temperatures reaching the mid-60s and winds up to 11 miles per hour.Below is the final injury report for Sunday’s game:BALTIMOREOUT: LB Kamalei Correa (thigh), LB Elvis Dumervil (foot), TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh)DOUBTFUL: CB Shareece Wright (thigh)QUESTIONABLE: LB C.J. Mosley (thigh), WR Steve Smith (ankle), OT Ronnie Stanley (foot), LB Terrell Suggs (biceps), S Lardarius Webb (thigh), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder), CB Tavon Young (concussion)PITTSBURGHOUT: C Cody Wallace (knee)QUESTIONABLE: CB William Gay (foot), QB Ben Roethlisberger (left knee), RB DeAngelo Williams (knee)last_img read more

Ravens regular-season moment No. 23: “I got this”

first_imgCheck out the No. 24 regular-season moment in Ravens history HERE. Baltimore loves its kickers.Steve Myhra’s short field goal introduced us to “sudden death” in the 1958 NFL championship game at Yankee Stadium.Jim O’Brien’s 32-yard kick with five seconds remaining gave the Colts a 16-13 win over Dallas in the mistake-laden Super Bowl V.Two-time Pro Bowl selection Toni Linhart helped the Bert Jones-era Colts to the first of three straight AFC East championships in 1975 with a 31-yarder in overtime to beat Miami in the thick fog at Memorial Stadium.A Ravens Ring of Honor member, Matt Stover is still beloved around town today and kicked offense-challenged teams to many victories for over a decade, including two in the midst of a nightmare five-game stretch without scoring a touchdown in 2000.Billy Cund– never mind.None compare to Justin Tucker, the 2012 undrafted free agent from Texas who had to try out at rookie minicamp just to be signed to Baltimore’s 90-man offseason roster. Months later, the rookie had not only won the job, but he’d make the biggest kick in franchise history, a 47-yard field goal in single-digit temperatures to upset Denver in double overtime in the divisional round.Tucker’s excellence would become even more evident in his second season. The 2013 Ravens were a much different team coming off the win in Super Bowl XLVII. Future Hall of Famers Ray Lewis and Ed Reed were gone, top wide receiver Anquan Boldin had been inexplicably traded away, and tight end Dennis Pitta had missed most of the season with a devastating hip injury suffered early in training camp. Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco struggled mightily without his top two receivers from the previous year while a diminished Ray Rice and the running game had completely collapsed, leaving the Ravens with one of the worst offenses in the NFL.But John Harbaugh’s team had rallied from a 4-6 start to win three straight games and crawl back into playoff contention going into a Monday game at Detroit in Week 15. Tucker had been much of Baltimore’s offense that season, hadn’t missed a field goal since Week 2, and would be named to his first Pro Bowl and be voted team MVP later that month, but the Ravens would never need him more than on that night.Tucker’s work in the first half was nothing extraordinary as the Ravens had moved the ball pretty well before stalling in the red zone three different times, settling for field goals of 29, 24, and 32 yards to give them a 9-7 lead at intermission. The second half was a different story as the 24-year-old connected from 49 yards in the third quarter and hit from 53 yards away halfway through the last period to give Baltimore a 15-10 lead.Unfortunately, a Ravens defense that had played well wilted late as quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Lions drove 80 yards for a touchdown and a 16-15 lead with 2:27 remaining. A loss would all but sink Baltimore’s playoff hopes, but a 27-yard strike from Flacco to Jacoby Jones on a third-and-15 gave the Ravens life in Detroit territory just before the two-minute warning.Facing a fourth-and-8 from the 43 a few plays later and with his offense seemingly about to go for it, Harbaugh surprisingly called timeout with 43 seconds remaining and sent out Tucker to try a franchise-record 61-yard field goal for the lead. Having connected from 70 yards inside the domed Ford Field during pre-game warmups, the second-year kicker told coaches he was ready to win the game with his leg and lobbied for the chance on the sideline.“I normally wouldn’t do this but I interjected and said, ‘No, I got this,’” Tucker said after making his team-record sixth field goal in the 18-16 win. “Thankfully, they gave me an opportunity, and the best part of it is I didn’t have to come back to the sideline feeling like a jerk if I missed it.”With two or three yards to spare, Tucker made just the ninth field goal of at least 61 yards in league history and the second longest in the history of Monday Night Football. The Ravens would lose their final two games to miss the postseason for the first time in the Harbaugh era, but that wild kick and remarkable performance cemented Tucker’s status as the best kicker in the game for years to come.last_img read more

4th-and-short is too far

first_imgE-mail: sor@desnews.com Related It looked just like a replay of a game two years ago against Colorado State when Utah couldn’t score from the 1-yard line and lost.Just as two years ago, the Utes had at least a couple of tries from the 1 to score against Air Force on Saturday night — they had three tries at CSU — and both times they ran the ball up the middle, only to fail.”That’s inexcusable,” coach Kyle Whittingham said. “That really bothers me more than anything else. Two shots from the 1-yard line and 6-inch line, and we can’t get in.”After Marquis Wilson was ruled out of bonds just short of the goal line with a little more than a minute left, the Utes tried a play where quarterback Tommy Grady went in motion to the left and the ball was snapped to freshman running back Eddie Wide.The play was stuffed.Then on fourth down, the Utes went up the gut with Darryl Poston trying to leap over the line.That play was stuffed.When asked if they were good calls, Whittingham replied, “Sure, from six inches I like any call. You’ve got to be able to move the pile six inches.”Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig defended the two calls, while saying “that’s a whole different world” than the Colorado State game and “that was two years ago.”Of the first call, Ludwig said, “It’s been a good play for us the last couple of years.”Of course, the Utes don’t have Eric Weddle any more.As for Poston’s unsuccessful try up the middle, Ludwig said, “We felt like we could get some push.”Poston blamed himself for not making it in, saying, “Coach (Dave) Schramm tells me all the time not to jump because you lose all of your strength and weight.”Poston was the Utes’ most effective running back, finishing with 37 yards on 12 carries, although he didn’t get his first carry until the final play of the first half.Ray Stowers rushed for 21 yards, all in the first half, while Darrell Mack rushed for 25 yards and Wide had a 2-yard carry.Whittingham said the running game was “incrementally better” than a week earlier at Oregon State, but that it still has a long way to go.”Our problems boil down to the ineffectiveness of the running game,” he said. Especially from the 1-yard line. center_img Utah’s woes worsenlast_img read more

Wanted: True red-and-gold bleeding Chief fans, who even cheered for Tyler Palko

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down The Godfather · 29 weeks ago Tyler Palko threw his first touchdown to Dexter McLuster. Report Reply 0 replies · active 29 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Wellington · 29 weeks ago !!!!!!!Chris Kreifels!!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 29 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 29 weeks ago Bart Starr !! Report Reply 0 replies · active 29 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — First of all, here’s a sentence many didn’t think would ever become written in the 21st Century: The Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl.Tyler PalkoSecond of all, Sumner Newscow is looking at doing a feature on local Sumner County Chief fans who have bled red and gold through the years, even when Tyler Palko was the starting quarterback (true Chief fans will remember that name).We’d like to hear from you and interview you: your superstitions, your worst heartbreaks, and your feelings of the Chiefs going to the Super Bowl. If not nominate someone who would be good for this story. Send us your nomination at sumnernewscow@gmail or in the comment section below.  Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Strong start

first_imgLava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee And Ravena believes that winning two more games to get to the Finals will depend a lot on how his charges handle the Meralco import in the coming games.Meanwhile, NorthPort shoots for a commanding 2-0 lead against crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra on Monday when the two squads that have the same styles collide.Tip-off is at 7 p.m. and Ginebra coach Tim Cone, after admitting to being embarrassed in a 124-90 Game 1 loss, wants his wards “to be better next time” to avoid being put in an 0-2 hole.“It was embarrassing. It was a very ugly performance,” Cone, with a long face and somber tone, told scribes after the loss—their worst this season.“They beat us in all facets of the game,” Cone added. INQADVERTISEMENT NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESGetting twin digits from its starting crew led by the 38 points of import KJ Mcdaniels, TNT on Sunday ripped sister squad Meralco, 103-94, to draw first blood in their PBA Governors’ Cup Final Four series at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The KaTropa defense was also key, as it held the Bolts to a lukewarm middle two quarters for commanding leads in the fourth, which proved too much for Meralco to overcome as TNT gained a huge psychological boost along the way.ADVERTISEMENT RR Pogoy scored 18 points, Jayson Castro added 17 and rookie Ray Parks and national team stalwart Troy Rosario added 11 each as the KaTropa won big and will take some serious momentum heading into Game 2 of this best-of-five series on Tuesday also at the Big Dome.“We are glad that we won the first game, but there is nothing to celebrate,” TNT coach Bong Ravena said, as he refused to get ahead of himself despite the authoritative win. “I feel that this is going to be a long series.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4TNT started out tentatively and needed to ride that strong effort on both ends in the second and third periods to pull out the win.Allen Durham still scored 32 points even with practically the entire TNT defense focused on him. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominationscenter_img Ramsay, Woodland shore up T1 clubs LATEST STORIES No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down ‘People evacuated on their own’ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China View commentslast_img read more

Holiday crowds, roadwork equal sluggish travel

first_imgLong delays await holiday weekend travelers heading to Northern California to celebrate summer’s last hurrah – if they don’t heed Caltrans’ advice and leave today. A single lane of Interstate 5 just north of Castaic remains closed for ongoing work to stabilize a slope next to the freeway, work that has caused lengthy delays during holiday weekend exoduses. “Friday and Monday are the worst days,” Jeanne Bonfilio of the state Department of Transportation said Wednesday. “I think in the past year, people have been heeding our warnings and they do realize if they plan ahead and leave early, it pays off.” The work is being done near Templin Highway, about five miles north of Castaic, and involves stabilizing a mountain that caused freeway damage in January 2005 when it became saturated and slumped after heavy rain. The massive amount of dirt that was removed and installation of a drainage system have prolonged the project, Bonfilio said. Nearly 2.5 million Southern Californians are expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend, with the Bay Area among the top destinations, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Other popular getaway spots include San Diego, the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. The projected number of Labor Day travelers is up by just 1 percent despite a welcome drop in gasoline prices, down 30 to 40 cents a gallon since September 2006, Auto Club spokeswoman Carol Thorp said. “Southern Californians still want to travel, but we’re not seeing the record increases in the number of travelers that we experienced in 2004 and 2005,” Thorp said. Travel is on an upswing, but at a slower rate than before the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, she said. With a heat wave scorching the Valley, beach parking likely will be at a premium. Temperatures on the coast will hover around the mid-70s to lower 80s and water temperatures will average in the mid-60s with 1- to 3-foot waves, according to the National Weather Service. Castaic and Pyramid lakes open at dawn through the weekend, but officials at both recreation sites warn the lakes reach boat capacity, often by 9 a.m. on holiday weekends. Caltrans recommends calling (800) 427-ROAD (7623) for traffic updates on highways statewide. And along the I-5 in northern L.A. County, motorists are advised The Old Road is an alternate to the busy freeway. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want 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