Sarri Jorginho will be rested for Chelsea game

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed that Jorginho will not feature in tonight’s Europa League clash with BATE BorisovThe 26-year-old midfielder has become a key member of the Chelsea squad this season after joining former Napoli coach Sarri at Stamford Bridge in the summer.Jorginho’s made 11 starts in all competitions for Chelsea this term and made a further four appearances for Italy over the recent international breaks in the last two months.Now Sarri believes it’s time Jorginho takes a necessary break for their Group L match against BATE.“Jorginho needs to rest now because he played 90 minutes in two matches for his national team, and then he played for 90 minutes in the last match,” Sarri told reporters on the club website.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I think it’s time to rest for him.”However, Sarri did reveal that Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek may be handed a rare appearance tonight.Christensen, in particular, has been vocal over his unfavourable situation at Chelsea after being left out of the team regularly this season.“Christensen I think will be on the pitch, I don’t know for Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek maybe,” added Sarri.Eden Hazard will also be out for the match with Belarusian champions BATE.last_img read more

Mourinho defends Pogba after penalty runup gaffe

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has come to the defence of Paul Pogba after the midfielder was criticized for his penalty run up against Everton.Pogba missed a penalty but was on hand to tap in the rebound during United’s 2-1 victory over the Toffees in the Premier League on Sunday.His unconventional run-up to the penalty was heavily analysed and scrutinized but his club manager has leapt to his defence.Mourinho insists he is a huge fan of players who are willing to step up to take spot kicks and help their team.Speaking to The Independent, the United boss said: “The thing I like is the desire to take it. Let me choose the words, I don’t want to be punished.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I don’t like Mickey Mouses, fragile, afraid to go, ‘I don’t take penalties.’ I like the player that I want to take it.”“The Crystal Palace boy today he missed against Everton and today two penalties he wants to take.“Paul, can he improve? I think he can. The goalkeepers know his running, they don’t move and they are waiting for his decision so he has to learn from that. For me, the most important thing is he wants to go again.”The win against Everton on Sunday helps lift United to 8th place on the Premier League table, nine points behind league leaders and rivals, Liverpool.last_img read more

Lucas Torreira reveals phone call from Unai Emery

first_imgArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed he received a surprise phone call from Unai Emery during the World Cup in Russia.Emery, who was appointed manager of the Gunners at the end of last season phoned Torreira to personally persuade him to move to Arsenal.The Uruguay international confessed they were a host of teams interested in his services during the summer transfer window but he never thought he would move to England.However, one phone call from the former Paris Saint-Germain boss changed everything.Following his country’s exit from the World Cup the North London club didn’t waste any time signing the midfielder, securing him on a £22million deal.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“At the end of my last season at Sampdoria there were lots of teams being talked about,” Torreira told Arsenal media as quoted in the Mirror.“I never imagined coming here to England because it was mainly Italian clubs being mentioned.”“Before I left for the World cup I got a call from the coach which was a massive surprise for me. I knew that I had earned it because of all my hard work and everything that I had done. That phone call made me a happy man.”“It allowed me to relax too because it allowed me to focus all my attention on the national team and the World Cup. I’m so proud to be part of such an important team.”last_img read more

I5 road closures tonight for construction of trolley extension

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 and two northbound lanes will be closed near La Jolla Village Drive from 9:30 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Friday morning for road work.The closures are necessary to pour concrete to construct a bridge deck that will eventually hold a trolley overpass that will span I-5, according to the San Diego Association of Governments. I-5 southbound is scheduled to be closed between the Interstate 805 interchange and La Jolla Village Drive while part of I-5 northbound will be closed from La Jolla Village Drive to Genesee Avenue.SANDAG officials advised residents to take alternate routes around the construction zone. Construction crews will reroute southbound traffic on I-805 and state Route 52.The closures are part of the $2.17 billion Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension, which includes a planned 11-mile extension of trolley service by MTS from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to University City. The extension will add trolley stops in Mission Bay Park, UC San Diego and Westfield UTC.SANDAG is receiving $1.04 billion in funding from the Federal Transit Administration to complete the project.The extension and related projects are intended to reduce traffic congestion as the county’s population increases. Construction on the extension began in 2016 and is scheduled to be fully completed in 2021. KUSI Newsroom I-5 road closures tonight for construction of trolley extension April 11, 2019 Posted: April 11, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Commodity Classic Session Videos Now Online

first_imgDid you miss a session at the 2015 Commodity Classic? Do you want to revisit a session you attended? Were you unable to attend Commodity Classic and want to see what you missed? Video recordings of the 2015 Educational Sessions and General Session are now available!Full-registrants to 2015 Commodity Classic receive complimentary access to view video recordings of the 2015 educational sessions. Non-attendees may purchase access to the educational sessions, and 2015 one-day registrants may purchase access at a discounted rate. Purchase access now and have the opportunity to watch the videos at your leisure from now until March 1, 2016.To access the recorded content, please follow these steps:Access the Video Library from the Commodity Classic website by clicking here. This will take you to the ProLibraries hosting portal for the Commodity Classic videos, where you can browse and preview more than 25 videos to see which ones interest you. To view any video in its entirety, you’ll need to create an account with the ProLibraries video library system. Follow the account creation instructions.During the account creation process, full registrants to Commodity Classic should enter the conference code COMMCLASSIC15 in the field labeled “Conference Code” and click “Submit Code.” You will need to do this when creating your account. You do not need to enter the conference code again during check-out.One-day registrants will need to enter their discount code upon check-out. Enter the promotional code CC25OFF to receive discounted pricing on up to five videos, or promotional code COMM25CONF to receive discounted pricing on the package of all conference videos. Enter the code in the “Add a Promotional Coupon” field. Pricing will be adjusted to reflect the discount.Note: During the account creation process, the system will ask for your name, zip code and e-mail address used when registering in order to verify your attendance status. In some cases, attendees may have been registered by someone else and e-mail addresses may not match. If you have any questions during this process, please contact the ProLibraries Video Library Helpdesk at (877) 796-1325 and they will be glad to assist and verify your attendance status.Once you have created your account, selected your items and completed your purchase, click on the “My Library” link in the “My Account” section to the left to the page to access your content. Videos will be available until March 1, 2016.Enjoy watching the 2015 session videos!The 21st annual Commodity Classic will take place March 3-5, 2016, in New Orleans. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers. Starting in 2016, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and many of its members will be joining the event.last_img read more

Grand Old Party talks new media strategies

first_imgA couple hundred members of the Grand Old Party got a crash course on new media this morning as part of the second day of the state Republican convention here in Vancouver.Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are key to spreading word-of-mouth, driving traffic to pro-conservative sites and even to activism, a panel of the party’s top Tweeters told a workshop.The panel talked strategy on how best to engage a large group, including by staying active and staying civil online.“We’re building a huge network, with everyone here and everyone back at home that supports Republicans,” said Peter Cowman, communications director for the state party.Since the 2008 presidential election, the right wing has reclaimed the top spot on the web, said 3rd Congressional District chair and panel presenter Nansen Malin, who boasts over 217,000 followers on Twitter.“I’m able to move a message out to millions of people in a few minutes,” Malin said. “I can break stories and drive news.”last_img read more

Norma Jean Stevens Use common sense in budget

first_imgThe Columbian is profiling the six candidates who are running for the open 3rd Congressional District seat. With Democratic U.S. Rep. Brian Baird’s retirement from Congress, the seat representing Southwest Washington has grabbed national attention as one of a handful of toss-up congressional races in the nation.Republicans see a chance to retake control of the U.S. House and their first opportunity in a dozen years to win the 3rd. Democrats hope to hold onto the seat by coalescing around a single leading candidate. Voters’ first chance to weigh in on this important race will come in the Aug. 17 top-two primary. Ballots will be mailed late next week.In conjunction with this series, The Columbian is publishing all the candidates’ responses to its questionnaire on major issues that will face the next Congress. Those responses are available at Wednesday: David Castillo, Republican.o Thursday: Denny Heck, Democrat.o Friday: Jaime Herrera, Republican.o Today: David W. Hedrick, Republican; Cheryl Crist, Democrat; Norma Jean Stevens, Independent.Independento Age: 47.o Residence: Ocean Park.o Occupation: Self-employed.o Political background: Unsuccessful candidate for Pacific County Commissioner, 2004.o Campaign funds raised: Less than the $5,000 minimum for required disclosure.o Quote: “We need to elect people who can put aside their differences to come together for the common good.”o Campaign website: Jean Stevens made her debut as a candidate for the open 3rd Congressional District just over a month ago, when she filed for the seat as an independent. What the nation needs right now, she says, are more “average Americans” like herself in elective office. She worries that the United States government is taking away individual rights, spending its way into disastrous deficits and becoming “a place we no longer recognize.”last_img read more

WSP seeks witnesses to rockthrowing

first_imgWashington State Patrol troopers are looking for people or a person responsible for throwing rocks along Highway 14 last week. The patrol is asking for any witnesses or information about this incident. Early on July 21, troopers received five reports of passing cars being hit by rocks. The vehicles were traveling westbound between 2 and 5 a.m. near Southeast Ellsworth Road and Lieser Road. A Camas Fire Department ambulance and four cars received minor damage. People with information are asked to contact Trooper Matt Hughes at 360-449-7950.last_img

Environmental center seeks help for program

first_imgColumbia Springs Environmental Education Center needs volunteers to help with activities at its Fall Family Field Trip Day.At the semi-annual event, Columbia Springs opens the 100-acre campus and historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery to the public to enjoy hands-on learning stations. Volunteers will help with everything from registration to teacher assistance at each learning station. Most volunteers are needed from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 5, at Columbia Springs,12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway. Additional volunteer help is needed for set up and clean up. Interested volunteers can sign up at more information, contact Mariah Acton at 360-882-0936, ext. 230, or

Vancouver woman killed near Roosevelt

first_imgA Vancouver woman died Monday afternoon in a motorcycle accident on state Highway 14, 13 miles east of Roosevelt, according to the Washington State Patrol.Passenger Gloria A. Edwards, 61, died at the scene, 146 miles east of Vancouver.Mark George Edwards, 57, of Vancouver was driving his 1982 Honda Goldwing west when his rear tire failed. The motorcycle went onto its right side and came to rest in the eastbound lane. The motorcycle was towing a trailer.Edwards was ejected from the motorcycle, the state patrol bulletin said. She was pronounced dead at the scene and transferred to the Columbia Hills Funeral Home. Mark Edwards was transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland with a broken scapula and several broken ribs.Damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $500. The accident is under investigation.last_img read more

Yacolt to sue over 2011 audit by state

first_imgYACOLT — Contending that a two-year-old accountability audit defamed the town “beyond measure,” Yacolt plans to file a notice of its intent to sue the Washington State Auditor’s Office in Clark County Superior Court.The town’s tort claim — the precursor to a civil lawsuit filed against the state — alleges a 2011 audit falsely implicated town officials in semi-legal dealings and mischaracterized the town’s financial controls.The town is asking that the auditor’s office retract its findings.The audit highlighted a slew of financial problems, including ones associated with billing and receipting, community event documentation, bank account reconciliations, town payments and payroll.Yacolt’s former mayor, Joe Warren, and its current public works director, Peter Roberts ,are named as co-plaintiffs in the town’s claim.Both men were explicitly named in the audit, and Warren resigned from his position shortly after its release. The audit claimed the city purchased equipment, including a used excavator, from Roberts for nearly $14,000, “exceeding the state’s formal bid threshold” of $7,500.It concluded that Warren hadn’t provided adequate financial oversight of the town of 1,605 residents. Unlike in larger communities with city managers, Yacolt’s mayor is responsible for overseeing town operations.last_img read more

Benton doesnt appear to meet minimum requirements for county job

first_imgCounty shocker: Benton tapped for top environmental jobDon Benton’s history of public service and his work in the private sector do not appear to match up with the minimum qualifications to be Clark County’s next director of environmental services, a job bestowed on him Wednesday by County Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke.Voters elected Benton to the state House in 1994. In 1996, he won a seat in the state Senate.In 1998, he ran for Congress and lost. In 2000, he was re-elected to the state Senate. In 2002, Benton ran for county assessor and lost.Last year, he won his latest re-election bid to the state Senate by 74 votes over Democrat Tim Probst.Benton, 57, has a bachelor’s degree in management and communications from Concordia University. Outside of politics, he worked in management for Farmers Insurance Group before starting a sales and marketing consulting company.Madore and Mielke insisted Wednesday that they wouldn’t be able to find a better person for the job than Benton, but the senator doesn’t appear to meet the minimum job requirements, according to the description on the county’s website. Commissioner Steve Stuart, the lone voice of dissent Wednesday, told his fellow commissioners that giving the job to Benton without going through normal hiring protocol does a disservice to Benton because it sends a message to the public that Benton wouldn’t survive a typical hiring process.According to the county’s human resources manual, recruitment and selection for jobs “shall be conducted in an affirmative manner to provide equal employment opportunity” and “maximize reliability, objectivity and validity through a job-related assessment of applicant attributes necessary for successful job performance.”However, the county provides a few exceptions to the requirement that job positions be publicly advertised, and says elected officials have the discretion to appoint department heads.last_img read more

Drug recovery forum set for Friday

first_imgIn recognition of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, Clark County’s Substance Abuse Advisory Board will host the 12th annual Clark County Recovery Forum from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St.The event kicks off with free music, food, beverages and exhibits at 5 p.m.At a 6 p.m. program, local residents will share their stories of recovery from addiction. Also, Clark County Commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore, Sheriff Garry Lucas, and Vancouver City Councilor Larry Smith will speak. Cleve Thompson, the county’s longtime drug and alcohol program manager who retired in 2011, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award, and former Commissioner Marc Boldt and the Rev. Dave White of New Life Friends Church will be honored with appreciation awards.Transportation is available. A Crossroads Church bus will pick up riders at 4:15-4:30 p.m. at Lord’s Gym/New Life Friends Church, 2410 Grand Blvd., and at the C-Tran bus mall on the north side of Westfield Vancouver mall. Riders will be dropped off at both locations after the event.last_img read more

Off Beat Weed the People could meet with Tokin Resistance

first_imgThe Old Dope Pedaler?Or maybe a new take on the CRC? Those are just a couple of the ways this could play out.We’ve been doing a lot of coverage recently about legalized marijuana. The future of the industry is still uncertain, and the business implementation is a work in progress.But from a marketing standpoint, it’s never too soon to consider all the branding opportunities.This business opportunity is voter-approved — democracy in action — which might be reflected in a business name like Weed the People.Another popular slang term would echo a significant chapter in local exploration: Joint Base Lewis-Clark.Still another slang reference could piggyback off shorthand for a topic that’s been in the headlines for years. Think of all the public awareness already out there for the CRC … which in this case would stand for Columbia River Chronic.There might be target audiences that already patronize niche businesses. We ran an Associated Press story recently about Northwest retailers who use cargo bicycles to deliver cargo as hefty as beer kegs. While home delivery of marijuana isn’t legal yet, packing it on a bike would be a breeze for The Old Dope Pedaler.Just roll with itFledgling retailers can’t always afford prime space. But if you’re selling your product from some third-floor walk-up, just roll with it — in a manner of speaking — and do business as the Drug Attics.Some marketers might prefer a theme from classical literature, the same sort of Jane Austen-inspired concept that gave us “Pride and Prejudice and Vampires.” … Which might be just the thing to read while enjoying your purchase from Sense and Sinsemilla.last_img read more

86yearold mans travel trailer stolen

first_imgAn 86-year-old man living out of a travel trailer had his home on wheels stolen Friday and is asking for the public’s help in finding it. Bill Laubach said he parked his 1966 Aloha trailer that afternoon in the Walgreens parking lot on Northeast Andresen Road and Fourth Plain Boulevard in Vancouver. He went across the street to McDonald’s, and when he walked back outside at about 2:30 p.m., he saw a white man, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, hook the trailer up to a Chevrolet pickup and drive away. “I started running, I just couldn’t run fast enough,” Laubach said. All of his belongings were inside.Laubach lives in the trailer year-round, taking it to Arizona in the colder months and back to Washington in the summer. The trailer has a personalized Arizona license plate with the letters “MIHOME.”While the trailer thief worked to swipe Laubach’s home, Laubach said he was sitting in McDonald’s, writing messages to friends on the backside of photographs he had taken of the trailer. He had planned to send the photos and some highlights of his travels in the mail to his friends. Vancouver police officers did not locate a suspect or the trailer, but an auto theft detective is following up on the case. Anyone who sees the trailer is asked to call 911.last_img read more

Wild film spurs new interest in Pacific Crest Trail

first_imgDid you know?• While the origins of the Pacific Crest Trail go back decades, a completion ceremony was held in 1993. The trail stretches 2,650 miles through Washington, Oregon and California.On the WebFind information about the Pacific Crest Trail through the Pacific Crest Trail Association at www.pcta.orgCheryl Strayed never ventured into Washington during the hike depicted in her best-selling memoir “Wild.”But the 2012 book drew widespread attention to the entire Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches 2,650 miles between Mexico and Canada. The movie version of “Wild” — which opened in a limited release Friday — figures to brighten the spotlight even more.“It’s really unprecedented,” Jack Haskel, trail information specialist with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, said of the attention. “Primarily, we’re seeing lots of people get excited about the Pacific Crest Trail.”That means more hikers on the trail in California, Oregon and Washington. Locally, managers are expecting an uptick in the coming weeks and months as people learn about the trail and perhaps become inspired by Strayed’s journey, which ended at the Oregon-Washington border.last_img read more

Specsavers introduces retail incentive scheme

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Specsavers has implemented an epoints system to reward and motivate its 17,500 employees.The optical retailer has introduced the multi-retailer consumer loyalty scheme from epoints Rewards, through which its employees can choose to buy products from retailers such as Thorntons, Amazon, Marks and Spencer, Odeon, T.G.I. Fridays and Pizza Hut.Specsavers is also currently running a large range of organisation-wide incentive campaigns. This includes rewarding stores with epoints for meeting and exceeding targets and for discussing certain products with customers.Further flexibility is enabled by allowing individual franchise directors to buy additional epoints to run their own incentive campaigns and to reward staff individually.Jill Clark, director of retail communications at Specsavers, said: “epoints Rewards is a unique employee incentive scheme that has been very successful in its roll out throughout Specsavers stores.“As staff can choose their own rewards, it has been hugely motivational for them and this in turn has had a significant impact on both employee engagement and sales.”last_img read more

Walmart US staff to receive pay increase

first_imgAround 1.2 million employees at Walmart US and at its warehouse chain, Sam’s Club, are to receive a pay increase.The pay increase will come into effect on 20 February, bringing the average wage for full-time staff to $13.38 an hour and the average part-time hourly wage to $10.58.All staff employed before 1 January 2016 will receive a minimum of $10 an hour. Employees already earning more than $10 an hour will receive an annual pay increase in February rather than waiting until their anniversary date.Walmart is also raising the starting rate of its non-entry level hourly pay bands, and employees earning below the new minimum will automatically move up to the new minimum. Workers at or above their pay band maximum will receive a one-time lump sum payment equal to 2% of their annual pay.The pay rise is being introduced alongside a new short-term disability and simplified paid time off (PTO) programme. This initiative will launch on 5 March 2016 and will mean that full-time employees can carry over up to 80 hours (48 hours for part time workers) of PTO from year to year. Any unused hours at the end of the year above the 80 hour and 48 hour limits will automatically be paid to hourly associates in their first pay packet every February.Walmart has also implemented a short-term disability basic plan, effective from 1 January 2016, at no cost to full-time hourly employees. The plan offers more income protection to staff that need to be away from work for an extended period of time for medical reasons, such as an illness, injury or pregnancy.The basic plan will pay 50% of a worker’s average weekly wage, up to $200, for up to 26 weeks. The organisation is also offering a short-term disability enhanced plan, which will entitle employees to receive up to 60% of their average weekly wage with no weekly maximum for up to 26 weeks.These new initiatives are part of the second phase of the organisation’s two-year $2.7 billion investment in its employees.Judith McKenna, chief operating officer at Walmart US, said: “We are committed to investing in our staff and to continue to simplify our business. When we do so, there is no limit to what our staff can accomplish.“Our customers and employees are noticing a difference and we’re seeing strong increases in both customer experience and staff engagement scores.“By helping our workers grow and succeed, we are helping Walmart do the same.”last_img read more

Nexia International hosts health and wellbeing workshop

first_imgGlobal network for independent accounting and consulting firms Nexia International has hosted a health and wellbeing workshop for 13 of its 16 employees.Nexia International held the workshop in conjunction with provider Let’s Get Healthy in February 2019; it was designed to introduce the organisation’s approach to wellbeing, and will form part of a wider strategy moving forward.The workshop aimed to help employees with both their personal and team resilience, providing evidence-based techniques that staff can use at home or work.It included brain training exercises, provided advice on how employees can improve their energy levels, promoted the importance of rest and recovery and gave time for action planning. These tasks were designed to help employees introduce resilience into their daily routines.The workshops were communicated to employees using email invitations leading up to the event.Emel Mehmet, executive business manager at Nexia International, said: “Let’s Get Healthy has supported us with our goal to elevate the priority of all our leaders’ health and wellbeing, empowering them to be the best they can be in all areas of their work.”last_img read more

Cuban migrants reunite with loved ones after coming ashore in Key Largo

first_img“The sharks almost ate us,” said migrant Yoadis Pinera-Rivero, through a translator. “That was a disaster. After four days, that’s when they found us. We had to burn the boat so they’d leave us. We had to drink water we had there for days with nothing to eat. Eating coconut for four days, and that’s how we survived.”The 17 men and four women were taken into custody before turned over to Church World Service. Family members threw a party Sunday afternoon, welcoming both the new year and new arrivals.“We are the first Cubans to arrive in 2017 here in the United States, we are very content,” said migrant Gonzalo Valdez, through a translator. “We are very happy.”One family member threw a party for the migrants in Hialeah to celebrate their arrival. “Thank God, the United States people, they found them,” Luis Calcada, cousin of one of the migrants. “Now they’re here, and it’s good to have them here, home.”The group will be allowed to stay in the U.S. under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy.The number of migrants coming to the United States has increased in recent weeks. Experts said it is due to fears of possible changes to the “wet foot, dry foot” policy when the new administration takes office in a couple of weeks.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Several of the 21 Cuban migrants who, officials said, reached the shores of Key Largo, early Sunday, reunited with loved ones when they arrived in Doral.7News cameras captured the emotional reunion between the migrants, who were seeking freedom in South Florida, and relieved relatives at Church World Services, Sunday afternoon.The new arrivals said they were part of a larger group of 46 migrants that came ashore in the Florida Keys, Dec. 18. However, they were caught and repatriated back to Cuba.Undeterred, they tried again. After floating for more than two days at sea, they landed on Key Largo, just in time to see New Year’s fireworks light up the night sky.“We were reaching Key Largo. We saw the fireworks,” said one of the migrants, speaking through a translator. “That was a great welcome.”A younger migrant, also speaking in Spanish, told 7News the emotions he felt are difficult to put into words. “It was the best thing in the world,” he said. “Once we landed ashore, I said, ‘Wow. I made it.’”And those two days at sea came with several dangerous challenges. last_img read more