Dubai Holdings delays $555m loan repayment

first_img Show Comments ▼ DUBAI Holding’s main unit will delay repayment on a $555m (£361.4m) loan until 30 November, the company said yesterday, the second time it has failed to meet a repayment deadline.DHCOG, a unit of the conglomerate owned by the Gulf Arab emirate’s ruler, took a big hit on its exposure to Dubai’s property crash.The company said in June it may resort to asset sales to deal with its debt after posting a $6.2bn loss for 2009. Its assets include Jumeirah hotel group and business parks.DHCOG was due to repay the $555m loan yesterday, having already extended it for two months in July. Market participants had expected the move.“The restructuring and rescheduling of debt is still in progress,” Haissam Arabi, chief executive and fund manager at Gulfmena Alternative Investments said.Concerns about the overall debt burden of Dubai’s state-linked companies mounted after Dubai announced a standstill on repaying $26bn in debt as it restructured conglomerate Dubai World. It unveiled a $9.5bn rescue plan for the firm in March. The $555m revolving credit is the drawn part of a $1bn loan that was agreed in 2007. Tags: NULL whatsapp Tuesday 7 September 2010 10:54 pm Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proofcenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Dubai Holdings delays $555m loan repayment whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Porsche posts record revenues

first_img Share German sports car maker Porsche saw car sales in Europe and North America edge higher for the full-year, but the company said it sold 3.5 per cent fewer cars in its German home market in the 12 months through the end of July. Its overall car sales gained 8.8 per cent as sales in China almost doubled to 11,724 units. Revenues rose 17.9 per cent to a record €7.79bn (£6.7bn). Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Porsche posts record revenues whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Wednesday 29 September 2010 11:21 pmlast_img read more

Report: NY Governor changes tack on mobile wagering

first_imgRead more on iGB North America Cuomo had long been an opponent of online betting, arguing that the New York State Constitution only permits betting in the state’s upstate casinos, and would require a constitutional amendment ratified by a public referendum to move online. Online sports betting 6th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Joseph Addabbo Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Regions: US New Yorkcenter_img Report: NY Governor changes tack on mobile wagering According to reports in the US press Cuomo is set to deliver his State of the State address next week, in which he will set out goals for the upcoming legislative session. New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has is expected to announce his support for legal mobile sports betting, marking a major shift in his approach to the product. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter With the city in dire financial straits following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, he is expected to announce plans to legalize mobile betting in order to generate new tax revenue. Email Addresslast_img read more

Israel Folau sacked by Rugby Australia

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “It has been a privilege and an honour to represent Australia and my home state of New South Wales, playing the game I love,” he said. “I am deeply saddened by today’s decision to terminate my employment and I am considering my options.“As Australians, we are born with certain rights, including the right to freedom of religion and the right to freedom of expression.“The Christian faith has always been a part of my life and I believe it is my duty as a Christian to share God’s word.”Wallabies coach Michael Cheika had already said he would not pick Folau in his World Cup squad following his “disrespectful” comments. He added: “When you play in the gold jersey, we represent everyone in Australia – everyone. Everyone that’s out there supporting us. We don’t pick and choose.”Case heard: Israel Folau leaves after his Code of Conduct hearing in Sydney (Getty Images)Castle emphasised a similar message in her statement following the Folau announcement. She said: “This has been an extremely challenging period for rugby and this issue has created an unwanted distraction in an important year for the sport and for the Wallabies team.“But our clear message to all rugby fans today is that we need to stand by our values and the qualities of inclusion, passion, integrity, discipline, respect and teamwork.“I’ve communicated directly with the players to make it clear that Rugby Australia fully supports their right to their own beliefs and nothing that has happened changes that. But when we are talking about inclusiveness in our game, we’re talking about respecting differences as well.“When we say rugby is a game for all, we mean it. People need to feel safe and welcomed in our game regardless of their gender, race, background, religion, or sexuality.” Wallabies full-back Israel Folau has his contract terminated after anti-gay social media comments This case may not be over, however, as it is thought Folau is likely to appeal the sanction in the Supreme Court.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.center_img Israel Folau sacked by Rugby AustraliaWaratahs and Wallabies full-back Israel Folau has been sacked by Rugby Australia following his social media posts last month that said homosexuals were destined for hell unless they repented.Related: Folau faces sack for latest anti-gay commentsFolau faced a code of conduct hearing at the start of May and was found to have committed a high-level breach of the Professional Players’ Code of Conduct with his social media posts.The three-person panel have now issued a sanction that his playing contract should be terminated.The 30-year-old, who has played in 73 Tests for Australia and scored 37 tries, has 72 hours to appeal the decision.Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle said: “While Rugby Australia accepts the panel’s decision directing termination of Israel Folau’s playing contract for his high-level breach of the Code of Conduct, we want to stress that this outcome is a painful situation for the game.Statement: Raelene Castle speaks to the media following the Israel Folau decision (Getty Images)“Rugby Australia did not choose to be in this situation, but Rugby Australia’s position remains that Israel, through his actions, left us with no choice but to pursue this course of action.“Representing Australia and all Australians on the rugby field is a privilege. Selection is dependent upon a player’s ability to contribute to the Wallabies, and the game of rugby itself, in a positive and consistent manner both on and off the field. When players sign a contract with the Wallabies, they sign up to the values of the team and the sport.“Israel is a great rugby player and we are disappointed and saddened by the fact that he will not see out his four-year commitment to the Wallabies and Waratahs.”Folau said in a statement he is “deeply saddened” by the decision. Sacked: Israel Folau’s Waratahs and Wallabies contract has been terminated (Getty Images) last_img read more

L House / Yuanxiuwan Architect & Associates

first_imgL House / Yuanxiuwan Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveL House / Yuanxiuwan Architect & Associates ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” China ArchDaily CopyHouses•Shanghai, China 2020 Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Yuanxiuwan Architect & Associates Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Night view, main road to see the building. Image © Xiaobin Lv+ 31Curated by 韩双羽 – HAN Shuangyu Share Photographs:  Xiaobin LvArchitect In Charge:SoomanDesign Team:He Zou, Qingrui WangEngineering:He JiangLandscape:Yuanxiuwan Architect & AssociatesCollaborators:AD、CAMERICH、CHICFurniture:WOWDSGNCity:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!View the building from the main road. Image © Xiaobin LvRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. L HOUSE is a weekend house designed by Yuan Xiuwan for a family of three living in Shanghai, it was built on Chongming Island in Shanghai.The old house was built in the 1980s. The original building needs to be demolished and built on the spot.According to the volume and area of the old house, combined with the local soil regulations, the first floor should be controlled at the sloping top structure of 190 square meters, the second and half floors, and the auxiliary room at the first floor with the construction area of 60 square meters.Save this picture!Panoramic bird’s eye view. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!bird’s eye view. Image © Xiaobin LvAs the model on Chongming island, the old house shows a common feature of the residences in China after liberation, which is only to satisfy two most basic functions of eating and living.L House is intended to bring more possible natural routes and space to most common everydayness, sleeping and eating.Save this picture!A view of a building through a cornfield from the woods. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!East facade. Image © Xiaobin LvChongming Island is linked to Shanghai by a cross-sea bridge, like a floating swim bladder. Chenhai highway runs through the island. Farmland and nursery garden lie in the rectangular road network, and the buildings stand on both sides of road. L HOUSE is on the north side of Hongji Road. Farmland and nursery garden is in another village.Save this picture!West facade, connecting the second and third floor landscape stairs and viewing platform. Image © Xiaobin LvThe house site covers an area of about 1,000 square meters. To the east is a house road that goes all the way through the nursery garden. To the west is the river and trees. Each direction has a unique landscape.Save this picture!Outer courtyard and building facade. Image © Xiaobin LvThe gate is located at the intersection of the road in the southeast to avoid the direct conflict with the road and the visual interference that being too close to the neighborhood buildings. The deliberately elongated moving line takes the gate as the starting point to form a 45° Angle with the main building, of which is parallel to road. The secondary entrance is set in the east of the main building. Along this moving line, the secondary entrance is all the way to the west to meet the line dividing the inner and outer courtyards.Save this picture!See the internal and external scenery at the intersection of the east-west axis of the second floor and the 45° axis. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!45° axis entrance corridor. Image © Xiaobin LvThe whole living space is spread out around the inner and outer courtyard. The north of the inner courtyard is a living room, of which the north is passage and stairs leading to the second floor. The first floor of the west of outer courtyard is the bedroom, the second floor owns the master bedroom, and the third floor is the studio, also the multi-functional room.Save this picture!East – West axis corridor side view of the inner courtyard. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!Living room. Image © Xiaobin LvBetween the master bedroom and studio, we design the extended landscape stairs through a double-height space, thus the families can enjoy the outdoors while going there and back.Save this picture!The studio on the third floor. Image © Xiaobin LvThe inner and outer courtyards are connected by the hallway, which is 45° against horizontal line. The high and low window confuse the distinction between the inner and outer courtyards. The large French window opened to the outside introduces the outdoor landscape into the interior. The high and low window openings show different ways and scenery, some may be same, and some may be different, memories will be alike.Save this picture!East – West axis corridor to see the north woods. Image © Xiaobin LvSave this picture!The roof terrace looked to the north as if the trees were floating above the forest. Image © Xiaobin LvUp and down the stairs meet in the intersection of two axes, one is to west to the garden, the other is to the north to the jungle. Cloud-shaped platforms covered with fine stones just like waves surge over the oasis.Save this picture!patio. 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Euclid, Ohio: Police attack on teenagers draws protest

first_imgSeveral dozen concerned community members attended the Euclid City Council meeting on June 17 to protest the recent racist conduct of Euclid police. Euclid is a suburb that borders the East Side of Cleveland, where the city’s African-American community has historically been concentrated. The suburb’s Black population has grown in recent decades to 60 percent.  On June 12 the police used pepper spray and pepper-ball guns on hundreds of Black teenagers waiting to get into a roller-skating rink. The city then filed a nuisance complaint against Black-owned Mig’s Pla-Mor, with the intention of closing it down. Pla-Mor was originally the name of what was once the only Black-owned skating rink in Cleveland, operating from the 1940s to the 1960s. Owner Miguel Sanders, who bought the rink a little less than a year ago, explained to the news media the circumstances leading up to the incident. He was told by the city that he would have to apply for a permit to hold a youth-oriented, “end-of-school-year” skating party, although the previous owner had never needed a permit for special events. Sanders paid the permit application fee and arranged to hire two required Euclid police officers.The two cops did not show up at 9 p.m., the scheduled start of the party. Around 9:30 a team of officers, in riot gear and armed with rifles, appeared.Police “went in looking like a militant group with rifles on their back,” according to Sanders. “Euclid police, along with the fire department, basically stormed into the building like a SWAT unit.” (WKYC, June 13)About 250 youths had already been admitted, based on the number of wristbands that had been distributed, and hundreds more were lined up outside. The building’s legal capacity is 440.After supposedly doing a head count inside, police announced to the teenagers outside that only 100 of them would be allowed in. At this point some individuals in line began pushing and shoving one another. Police ordered the crowd to disperse.The problem was that most of the young people, who were below driving age, had been dropped off and had no way to leave and nowhere to go. When the youth did not immediately disperse, cops fired pepper spray and pepper balls. A pepper-ball gun resembles a paintball gun but fires pellets that break apart on contact, exposing victims to a powder that burns like pepper spray.“Now, I got all these kids spitting up, throwing up, coughing and eyes watering,” said Sanders told WKYC. “It was frightful to me, let alone we are talking about 13-, 14-, 15-year-old kids.” (WKYC June 13) Sanders is now being scapegoated for what police are wrongly calling “the riot.”City blasted for racismThe public comment period at the June 17 City Council meeting lasted more than two hours as city residents, skaters, relatives of the young victims and others spoke out about the specific incident and against racism in Euclid. Witnesses described being harassed, intimidated with guns and shoved by police. Skaters of all generations spoke against closing the rink. Young men explained how skating has given them a positive outlet and an alternative to running the streets.One speaker pointed out that Euclid’s police department is more than 95 percent white and the fire department is all white. The entire city administration, with the exception of City Councilmember Brian T. Moore, is white.The Pla-Mor incident is by no means unusual. In 2017 Euclid police killed 23-year-old Luke Stewart and later called the SWAT unit on protesters who packed a City Council meeting in response to the killing. Last year an inmate died in Euclid’s county-run jail. Officer Michael Amiott, fired for the 2017 beating of a Black man during a traffic stop, was rehired a year later after an arbitrator ruled in his favor. Amiott had a previous history of violence and lying under oath. Additional beatings and Taser assaults by Euclid police are the subjects of multiple lawsuits.A speaker at the council meeting described watching an unrestrained police dog bite an African-American man on the buttocks.Speaker after speaker called on the city to cancel plans to close Pla-Mor. Among the final speakers were Miguel Sanders and his son, who also works at the rink. The younger Sanders wiped away tears as he described the impact that Pla-Mor’s closing would have on the family and the community.The outrage expressed at the City Council indicates that the movement against racism is growing, in Euclid and throughout Greater Cleveland. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Global Food Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Month

first_img SHARE Previous articleEPA Sends WOTUS Withdrawal Notice to OMBNext articleAnother Study Calls Dairy Fats OK Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – May 9, 2017 The latest measure of global food prices indicates another month of decline. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s monthly report released this week showed a 1.8 percent decline in April. The FAO Food Price Index, however, is still 10 percent higher than year-ago levels. The Index consists of the average of five commodity group price indices, weighted with the average export shares of each of the groups for 2002-2004. Prices for cereal crops were down 1.2 percent compared to March, and the Vegetable Oil Price Index dropped 3.9 percent. Dairy prices fell 3.3 percent in April, representing the second straight month of decline.Meat prices edged higher in April, up 1.8 percent from March, and the Sugar Price Index dropped 9.1 percent in April, compared to the month prior.Source: NAFB News Service Global Food Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Month Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Global Food Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Month Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Indiana Soybean Leaders Develop Relationships in Taiwan

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybean Leaders Develop Relationships in Taiwan Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 19, 2019 SHARE Photo Courtesy Indiana Soybean Alliance Indiana agriculture representatives were in Taipei last week to celebrate 50 years of US soybeans in the Taiwanese market.State Dept. of Ag Director Bruce Kettler and new Indiana Corn and Soy CEO Courtney Kingery were joined by Indiana Soybean Alliance board members Nancy Cline and Jim Douglas for the trip.Cline, a farmer from Kirklin, says this was a great opportunity to meet their customers and build relationships.“They were interested in hearing about the ways that we tend our land, how we take care of our land, that we want to produce the best product possible for them. We were also able to ascertain what needs they have for their food products as well as their animal feed, and we started to get a handle on what they really need from us.”Douglas, from Flat Rock in Shelby County, agreed. He likened it to how farmers do business in Indiana- you don’t do much business with people you don’t really know.“It’s the same way with international customers. They want to come to Indiana, get out on the farm and see the operations, and see the crop growing. They want you to visit their country to see what they’re doing with the product… it’s a relationship that just takes years of trust and continuing trade to establish that. It is so important to make that happen.”The delegation made a trip to TTET Union Corporation, the largest soybean crusher in Taiwan. Douglas said they expressed how much they rely on the US being dependable and providing high-quality soybeans.“They can’t run their factories without product, and they’ve found the U. S. to be a reliable supporter and have leaned in to where we’re supplying 86 percent of the country’s needs at this point.”The trip was also made in conjunction with the U.S. Soy Buyers Outlook Conference held last week in Taipei. Photo Courtesy Indiana Soybean Alliance Photo Courtesy Indiana Soybean Alliance Indiana Soybean Leaders Develop Relationships in Taiwan 1 of 6 Indiana Soybean Leaders Develop Relationships in Taiwan Facebook Twitter SHARE Photo Courtesy Indiana Soybean Alliance Photo Courtesy Indiana Soybean Alliance Photo Courtesy Indiana Soybean Alliance Previous articleIndiana Farm Bureau Leaders Discuss 2020 Priorities at StatehouseNext articleIndiana Farmers Visit Taiwan and Suderman Talks Crop Reports with NASS Director Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Council Directs City Manager to Reopen Rose Bowl Loop

first_imgGovernment Council Directs City Manager to Reopen Rose Bowl Loop Social distancing mandates must be followed By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Monday, May 11, 2020 | 5:07 pm More Cool Stuff Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Jon says: Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  2 thoughts on “Council Directs City Manager to Reopen Rose Bowl Loop” Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday May 12th, 2020 at 5:12 am Top of the News May 12th, 2020 at 10:59 am Eric S says: 20 recommended2 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy A good idea to reopen the loop and try it out, and I think most everybody will follow the social distancing guidelines. But the quote from Tornek is typical Tornek – he’s now about other people social distancing, but wasn’t concerned about his own social distancing by not self-quarantining when he came back from Africa. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty The problem is that NO ONE is going to follow social distancing! Watch! The people that use that loop never practiced social distancing even when it was mandated by the city and state. Even when it was supposed to be closed to foot traffic and bicyclists, a lot of people were still using it and a lot of them DID NOT wear masks. They think it’s a joke! It’s so infuriating that people can just take this virus so lightly when there is no cure! Community News The City Council on Monday directed City Manager Steve Mermell to open the Rose Bowl loop and some nearby hiking trails.“Staff has taken a look at these things,” said Brenda Harvey Williams, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. “In terms of the loop and the trails where the activity is walking and jogging and cycling, with this transition into phase two, we feel this is a time where we can begin to open some of the park amenities.”City spokesperson Lisa Derderian said the Loop could reopen this Wednesday, subject to conditions “that should be released later today after further discussions with staff and coordinating logistics.”“I think it’s a long overdue for the loop to be reopened,” said Geoff Baum. “Pasadenans need to have access to healthy outdoor activities and the Rose Bowl loop is very important for every part of this community. [People need] to be able to exercise and get fresh air and sunshine.”In an effort to guarantee social distancing, the loop will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking lot I will be open for parking. Parking will be limited to 90 minutes and strictly enforced.Seco Street and Washington Boulevard will remain open for east/west traffic. Lot I will be staffed from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to a city staff report.Staff will monitor attendance at the loop and remind and encourage physical distancing when necessary.Similar to the hiking trails, if at any time the volume of people prevents the ability to maintain physical distancing, the loopwill be closed.“If the social distancing doesn’t work we will be back to ground zero again and will have to deal with that modification,” said Mayor Terry Tornek.Visitors to the loop must:• Practice and maintain a physical distance from other Loop users of at least six feet;• All attendees over age of two must wear a face covering at parking lots and other high density points along the Loop;• Not gather in groups – only allowed to be with members of your household;• Communicate when passing others – alert Loop users of your presence and step aside to let others pass; and• Pack out trash – use leave-no-trace principles to protect other Loop users and staff.Rose Bowl staff will contact the peloton group that cycles at the Rose Bowl to remind them that due to physical distancing requirements, no organized activities will be allowed at the Loop. Proper signage and changeable message signs will be deployed at the Loop to remind all visitors of the required behaviors.One month of operating the Loop in this manner has an estimated cost of $43,000-$65,000 which includes equipment rental, parking enforcement and contract staff.Hikers must abide by similar conditions.The loop was closed in late March after visitors to the popular exercise area repeatedly ignored calls to practice social distancing while congregating and exercising at the area. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribelast_img read more

California amusement park ride The Log malfunctions, injuries family

first_imgABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A woman was critically injured and her husband and child were also hurt when a water log ride at a California amusement park malfunctioned and flipped over, throwing them from their seats, officials said.The incident occurred at Castle Park in Riverside on the Log Ride, which, according to the park’s website, features a 48-foot drop.Riverside Fire Department officials said they were called to the park at 4:37 p.m. and said three members of one family were tossed into the water after something went haywire with the log they were riding in and overturned.“One of the injuries we categorized as critical. With the two others being minor. All were transported to a hospital,” a fire official at the scene told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV.Witnesses said a 10-year-old boy injured in the incident appeared to suffer a cut to his ear and head injuries, while his father suffered scrapes to his arm and back.The names of the injured family members were not released.Video of the incident showed the injured boy and his father in the water after the log they were in flipped over.Fire department officials said a mechanical problem with a ride’s water pump apparently caused the accident.An investigation is underway by the California Department of Health and Safety to determine the exact cause of the malfunction.The Log Ride was immediately shut down pending the outcome of the probe, officials said.A spokeswoman for the Castle Park told KABC that the ride had been inspected earlier Saturday and nothing was found wrong.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more