Construction preparation begins for Coachella Valley arena

Bulldozers, water tanks and other equipment has arrived at the new site of the arena coming soon to the Coachella Valley. Oak View Group plans to build the 300,000-square-foot arena on a roughly 43-acre site between Interstate 10 and the Classic Club golf course in unincorporated Riverside County. Ground has been leveled with close to a dozen scrapers and water tankers lining the lot. The arena is a $250 million project expected to be completed in 18 months. Robert Norvell is the principal architect from the Oak View Group and explains the size the arena will take up in the area. As far as size, the arena will be large enough to accommodate two ice rinks and when walking in, we’re told people will be quickly drawn in. Between roughly 9,900 and 11,700 seats will be available in the arena depending on the type of event. Norvell says that the community will also be involved with this project. The proposed sports and entertainment arena is expected to bring nearly $32 million to the Coachella Valley annually, along with $200 million during construction, according to projections released by the…

Rep. Ruiz calls for further investigation into clean water issue at mobile home park in Thermal

Following ongoing clean water issues at the Oasis Mobile Home Park in Thermal, Congressman Raul Ruiz Friday called for an investigation into the handling of the ongoing situation by the Southern California Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Since August 2019, the Oasis Mobile Home Park has been under an Emergency Order from the Environmental Protection Agency after arsenic levels nine-times the legal limit were found in the drinking water system. In an October 2019 meeting convened by Congressman Ruiz with officials from the BIA, EPA, and Riverside County, BIA representatives told Congressman Ruiz the BIA did not have jurisdiction to protect the residents from unsafe living conditions, including the drinking water violations. However, those same representatives recently indicated that they had been working with OMHP as far back as 2007, when during a visit they found multiple deficiencies and risk factors present in the wells and water distribution systems.   “I am concerned the BIA may have allowed the OMHP to operate without a lease for at least fifteen years, subjecting residents to unsafe and unhealthy living conditions,” said Dr. Ruiz. “It is unclear to me how…

Lula sugiere que será candidato a las elecciones presidenciales de 2022 en Brasil

(CNN Español) –– Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, expresidente de Brasil, dio a entender que será candidato a la presidencia en las elecciones de 2022, durante una entrevista con el medio portugués RTP. Aunque no afirmó que se postulará, Lula dijo que «cuando sea candidato» tendrá un año menos que el actual presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden. Entonces, el exmandatario añadió: «Si yo estuviera sano y fuese necesario cumplir una tarea más, puedes estar seguro de que estaré ahí para dar lucha. Pero no es mi prioridad». The post Lula sugiere que será candidato a las elecciones presidenciales de 2022 en Brasil appeared first on KESQ.

Para el final de siglo, el verano podría durar medio año por lo menos (y no es algo bueno)

(CNN) –– El clima de verano podría durar medio año a finales de este siglo si no se realizan esfuerzos de mitigación contra el cambio climático, advirtió un nuevo estudio. Durante cerca de los últimos 60 años, el verano se ha extendido un promedio de 17 días en todo el mundo. «Los veranos son cada vez más largos y calurosos. Mientras que los inviernos son más cortos y cálidos debido al calentamiento global», explicó Yuping Guan, autor principal del estudio. Los nuevos compromisos climáticos están «muy lejos» de cumplir los objetivos del Acuerdo de París, advierte la ONU Claro, la idea de veranos más largos puede sonar muy bien para unas vacaciones familiares o para disfrutar del aire libre. Sin embargo, el hecho de que esta estación se extienda podría afectar significativamente nuestra salud, el medio ambiente y la agricultura. Las olas de calor podrían prolongarse. También, las enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos podrían propagarse aún más. Sin mencionar que la temporada de alergias al polen podría volverse más severa y la etapa de crecimiento de los cultivos será más larga. Los veranos se hacen más…

US Capitol flags at half-staff for Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans

The flags at the US Capitol were ordered to be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of US Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, who died after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a police barricade outside the Capitol building. Another officer has been injured. “Today, America’s heart has been broken by the tragic and heroic death of one of our Capitol Police heroes: Officer William Evans,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who ordered the flags to be lowered. “He is a martyr for our democracy.” WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 27: The flag flies at half-staff in honor of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) outside the U.S. Capitol where he will lie in state July 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Called ‘the conscience of the U.S. Congress,’ Lewis was a civil rights pioneer, contemporary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and helped to organize and address the historic March on Washington in August 1963. Lewis served Georgia’s fifth congressional district from 1987 until his death on July 17. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) President Joe Biden also ordered the White House’s flags lowered to half-staff. “It is…

Vaccine doses still available Friday afternoon at Palm Springs Convention Center

The City of Palm Springs would like to advise the community that the Curative vaccination site at the Palm Springs Convention Center has an excess number of COVID-19 vaccine doses left Friday afternoon and has been given permission to distribute them to residents who live or work (with proof of employment) in Riverside County who are 16 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Anyone interested in making an appointment to get the vaccine today should go to www.curative.com.  Appointments are available through 4:00 PM. Those who are unable to make an appointment online may come to the site, located at 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, where they will be assisted by Curative staff. Everyone must bring their Drivers License and insurance card (if they have one – insurance is not required). There is high demand for vaccines and the line may get long. Everyone is encouraged to bring water for a possible wait outside.

Capitol Police officer killed, another injured after suspect rams car into police barrier outside building

One US Capitol Police officer has died and another is injured after a suspect rammed a vehicle into a police barricade Friday outside the Capitol building Friday afternoon, Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters. The suspect is also dead, multiple sources told CNN. The US Capitol is on lockdown as law enforcement responded to reports of a shooting and that an individual rammed a vehicle into two law enforcement officers on April 2. A senior congressional aide and a US Capitol Police source told CNN that after the driver of the vehicle rammed his car into a barricade on Constitution Avenue, the driver exited the vehicle brandishing a knife. USCP responded, shooting the suspect and taking him into custody. An email from the US Capitol Police, obtained by CNN, confirmed that sequence of events. The email stated Capitol Police officers shot the suspect after he rammed the barricade and exited holding a knife. A law enforcement official told CNN at least one of the officers was stabbed. “(US Capitol Police) is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along (Constitution) Avenue for reports…

Is “Godzilla vs. Kong” Worth Your Time and Money?

https://nbcpalmsprings.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2021/04/MANNY-THE-MOVIE-GUY-GODZILLA-VS-KONG-NBC-PALM-SPRINGS.mp4 From Warner Bros. Pictures, the same studio who brought us “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” comes another battle of the titans.  But is “Godzilla vs. Kong” worth your time and money?  Check out my review of “Godzilla vs. Kong.”

Here’s what to know about the risk of blood clots and the AstraZeneca vaccine

The UK’s medicines regulator has said that at least 30 people in the United Kingdom had experienced rare types of blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, but warned it was too early to know whether the shot itself triggered the clots. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said in a statement it received 22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), where clotting forms in the sinuses that drain blood from the brain, and eight other reports of thrombosis, out of a total of 15.8 million people who had been given at least one dose of the vaccine by March 21. A breakdown of the MHRA’s CVST data showed four people had died, but the agency did not immediately respond to CNN’s questions to confirm whether there had been fatalities. The agency has advised the UK continue administering the vaccine in all groups, arguing that such clotting incidents are very rare and that the benefits still greatly outweighed the risks, echoing similar assessments by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). But more and more reports of blood…

All 50 states now have expanded or will expand Covid vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and up

All 50 states have announced when they plan to open up coronavirus vaccinations to everyone eligible under US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations — if they haven’t done so already. Arkansas is the latest state to announce plans to expand vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 and older, starting on Tuesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced. A dozen other states already also have expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 and older. And several states that previously announced plans to open up vaccine eligibility by early May have changed their timelines to open up in late March or early April. Below is the timeline for when those and other states have said they will open vaccination eligibility to the general public: — March 9: Alaska — March 16: Mississippi — March 22: West Virginia — March 24: Utah and certain state-run sites in Arizona — March 25: Georgia — March 29: Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, North Dakota, Louisiana and Kansas — March 30: Minnesota, Arkansas — March 31: Indiana, South Carolina — April 1: Montana, Connecticut — April 2: New Hampshire, Colorado — April 5: Michigan,…

La recuperación de la pandemia se acelera: EE.UU. sumó 916.000 empleos en marzo

(CNN) — La recuperación de la economía estadounidense de la pandemia se fortaleció en marzo. EE.UU. sumó 916.000 empleos, informó el viernes el Departamento de Trabajo. El aumento de puestos de trabajo fue superior al aumento revisado de 468.000 puestos de trabajo informado en febrero. La tasa de desempleo mejoró y fue del 6%, frente al 6,2% de febrero. MIRA: Biden presentará la primera pieza de un amplio paquete de infraestructura y empleos para EE.UU. Pero si bien algunos sectores han vuelto a sus niveles de empleo previos a la pandemia, la economía general de Estados Unidos todavía tiene más de 8 millones de empleos menos que antes de que comenzaran las pérdidas de empleos relacionadas con covid-19 hace un año. El aumento de empleos en marzo también fue mucho mejor de lo que predijeron los economistas, que esperaban un aumento fuerte pero aún más modesto de 647.000 puestos de trabajo. Algunos de los sectores que obtuvieron grandes mejoras se encuentran entre los más afectados por los cierres asociados con la pandemia, incluidos los restaurantes y bares, que agregaron 176.000 puestos de trabajo. Los empleos en…

Pandemic recovery picks up speed as employers add 916,000 jobs

The US economy’s recovery from the pandemic strengthened in March as employers added 916,000 jobs — the biggest gain since August, the Labor Department reported Friday. The huge job gain was up from the 468,000 increase in jobs reported for February, which itself was revised up by nearly 100,000 jobs from its initial reading. The gain was also much better than predicted by economists, who expected a strong but still more modest increase of 647,000 jobs. Some of the sectors scoring big improvements were among those hurt most badly by the shutdowns associated with the pandemic, including restaurants and bars, which added 176,000 jobs. State and local education jobs rose by 126,000 as schools started to reopen. Hotels and other accommodations added 40,000 jobs, and the category that includes performing arts, spectator sports and amusement parks added 64,000. Other big gains came in sectors that have done well the last year, despite the recession. Construction added 110,000 jobs, as commercial projects increased and homebuilding continued to thrive. Delivery services, such as FedEx and UPS, which had already posted the biggest job gains of the last…

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