UAE top diplomat acknowledges visa restrictions on Pakistan
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He did not elaborate on the visa suspension, which has blindsided expats seeking entry to the federation of seven sheikhdoms, where foreigners outnumber locals nearly nine to one. The reported visa restrictions targeting countries such as Lebanon, Kenya, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen came just as tourists began arriving in the Persian Gulf country on Israeli passports following the normalization agreement. The Emirati and Israeli governments are hammering out a mutual visa waiver agreement to grant Israeli tourists visas on arrival. But young, single men from the countries are denied entry, fueling speculation that the ban may be tied to security or visa overstay concerns.
Fire chief: Cause of Toledo Beach Marina fire may never be determined
LA SALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Due of the ferocity of the Toledo Beach Marina fire this past week, the cause of the fire may never be determined, the La Salle Township fire chief said. Michigan State Police said it is estimated that the total loss is valued at more than $1 million. La Salle Township Fire Chief Randy Howe told Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit on Monday that the cause may never be determined because of the heat of the fire. Heavy equipment was brought in to move the debris which could affect determining a cause. Anyone with more information on the fire is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Tip Line at 1-800-442-7766.
Hundreds of boats damaged as multiple crews battle Monroe County marina fire
LA SALLE, Mich. – Dozens of fire crews battled a three-alarm fire Friday Morning at the Toledo Beach Marina in La Salle. ORIGINAL STORY: Video: Large fire burns at Toledo Beach Marina in Monroe CountyDec. 7 update: Fire chief: Cause of Toledo Beach Marina fire may never be determinedThe fire was called in just before 7 a.m. By noon, firefighters were able to get some of the flames under control, but there was still significant smoke from the area. At one point, the smoke was so thick, the flashing emergency lights of first responders could barely be seen. An entire building filled with hundreds of boats was nearly destroyed on the shore of Lake Erie. Despite being on the shore of Lake Erie, crews were unable to get enough water to battle the fire properly.
Video: Large fire burns at Toledo Beach Marina in Monroe County
LA SALLE, Mich. – Firefighters are on the scene of a three-alarm fire Friday at the Toledo Beach Marina in La Salle, Mich.Watch the video above showing the massive flames and thick smoke at the marina. Dec. 7 update: Fire chief: Cause of Toledo Beach Marina fire may never be determinedMonroe County Emergency Manager Mark Hammond said there have been no injuries reported, but hundreds, if not more, boats have been damaged or destroyed by the fire. Hammond said the biggest issue they face has been getting water to put out the fire because marinas like this one are meant for getting boats in the water, not for large trucks. They have been having a difficult time getting the fire trucks to a place where they can get water they can use. Here is a statement from the marina Friday morning, explaining all marina employees are safe and that an investigation into the cause is underway:“A fire occurred this morning at Safe Harbor Toledo Beach in LaSalle, Michigan.
Punching through turmoil: Pro boxer helps medical staff cope
In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, Marina, a medical worker, boxes during a training session with French boxer Hassan NDam, at the Villeneuve-Saint-Georges hospital, outside Paris. A world champion French boxer is taking his skills to hospitals, coaching staff to thank the medical profession for saving his father-in-law from the virus, and giving them new confidence and relief from their stressful jobs. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS Hassan NDam, former middleweight boxing champion of the world, wanted to repay the French hospital that cared for his father-in-law through his bout with COVID-19. The hospital boxing bouts also gave NDam valuable time to see his father in law, Jean-Claude Valero, as he recovered from the virus. Light on his toes, the stocky surgeon unleashes a quick four-punch combination that seems to surprise, and perhaps even impress NDam.
Downriver marina opens ahead of Memorial Day weekend with new safety precautions
TRENTON, Mich. A downriver marina reopened for boaters ahead of Memorial Day, but its not business as usual. Elizabeth Park Marina in Trenton is taking precautions to keep boaters safe after weeks of being closed due to COVID-19. About half of the 52 docks at the marina are available and boaters are encouraged to stagger launch times, but there was a long line to put boats in Saturday afternoon. Well take care of that and keep pushing forward.The marina will staff a limited amount of employees who have undergone training to keep things safe. Boaters are asked to wear masks when available, wash their hands frequently and to be conscious of themselves and others.