Iraqi Baby Admitted to Israel for Lifesaving Surgery

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIsraeli officials approved entry to Israel for a three-week-old Iraqi baby in need of lifesaving heart surgery, a complex procedure not available in neighboring countries. “Sam Muhammad and his mother had been waiting in Jordan for the permission to be treated in Haifa. Entry for four other Iraqi children in need of heart surgery, along with four escorts, were also approved. Muhammad was born with transposition of the great arteries and must be operated on within the next several days.” (Jerusalem Post ) Link submitted by Daniel KeeblerAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Go-kart partners seek Racer’s Edge

first_imgVALENCIA — The partners have two goals — an electric go-kart that will run for hours without a charge, and, more immediately, dual tracks where all ages can race the sporty little karts. Mark Borchetta and John Basso are seeking city approval of The Racer’s Edge, an indoor go-kart track and a research and development operation in the Valencia Industrial Center. The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will consider their plan Tuesday. “We want to bring a great form of family entertainment to the Santa Clarita Valley,” Borchetta, a race-car driver since he was 10, said Friday. Despite two letters of protest from businesses neighboring the partners’ Avenue Scott property, city planners are recommending that the commission approve the project with conditions that include controlling loitering and excessive noise, Assistant City Planner Mike Marshall said. Lisa Hardy, the city’s planning manager, said the business would fit well in the industrial park, primarily because it would be busy weekends when surrounding businesses are closed. Borchetta said the partners visited similar facilities, including one in Irvine, and found good, clean fun. “The karts are quiet, environmentally safe,” he said. “We went with a group, there was all ages from a 15-year-old to my mother. We had a blast. Santa Clarita’s a perfect community for it, they’re starving for this kind of entertainment.” If the city approves, the partners hope to open The Racer’s Edge by Nov. 1, Borchetta said. They plan two tracks — one for experienced racers and one where a marshal can control the speed limit for children as young as 7 or 8. The karts move as fast as 50 mph and are low to the ground. Riders must wear helmets and seat belts. Twelve people can ride on each track at the same time, and pay $20 for eight to 10 minutes, he said. At the same time, Borchetta and Basso hope to develop electric race cars that will run longer. Typically, they must be charged after 20 minutes, he said. Hardy said such indoor recreation facilities work well in industrial parks rather than in shopping centers where parking is at a premium on weekends. Similar businesses in Santa Clarita industrial parks include indoor batting cages, gyms and karate studios. — Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cricket: India to kick start their Test Championship campaign in West Indies

first_imgAugust 81st ODIGuyana August 31st T20IFlorida August 63rd T20IGuyana Read Also:RECAP: FIFA Women’s World Cup Day 6: The hosts France secure another victoryICC CWC 2019 Preview: India vs. New Zealand, Can King Kohli’s men avenge the practice match loss? Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsAdvertisementIndia will tour the West Indies for a series across all the formats with emphasis on the two-match test series which will mark the beginning of the Men In Blue’s Test Championship campaign.The Blues’ campaign will start off in Florida, USA where they will play two T20s before going back to the Caribbean to compete in the rest of the fixtures. Image Courtesy: NDTV SportsThe onus would be on the test series which holds importance due to the Test Championship. Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richards Stadium will host the first test while Jamaica’s Sabina Park will see the second test being played out.The teams will receive a week’s break after the completion of the limited-overs series. The newly devised Test Championship will be played out from July 15, 2019, to April 30, 2021.Cricket West Indies’ Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave expressed his delight over the prospect of the two cricketing rich nations facing off. He stated:“The West Indies and India have a long and colourful rivalry, and the MyTeam11 Series will bring more thrilling competition across every format of the game,” said Cricket West Indies Chief Executive Officer Johnny Grave. “We’ll be seeing some of the World’s best players go head to head in T20Is, ODIs and then in the new World Test Championship. West Indies fans, young and old, will have the opportunity to see some incredible cricket.”Here is the list of the fixtures: August 42nd T20IFlorida Advertisement August 22-261st TestAntigua August 112nd ODITrinidad August 30-Sep 32nd TestJamaica August 143rd ODITrinidadlast_img read more