July 4 Parade hits Main Street

first_imgHomeLifeEventsJuly 4 Parade hits Main Street Jul. 04, 2019 at 6:00 amEventsFeaturedNewsJuly 4 Parade hits Main StreetMatthew Hall2 years agofireworks are illegalMain Street closedsafe and saneSanta Monica’s annual July 4 parade Santa Monica’s annual July 4 parade will march down Main Street starting at 9:30 a.m. Several roads along the route will be closed. Main Street will be closed from Colorado to Marine for the duration of the parade beginning at about 6 a.m. Streets crossing the route, including Pico, Bay, Bicknell, Pacific, Strand, Hollister, Ocean Park, Hill, Ashland, Pier and Marine will be closed starting at about 8 a.m. All streets will be closed through 12 p.m.Officials are reminding everyone that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica, including “safe and sane” fireworks. No fireworks can be used in Santa Monica even if they were legal in the city in which they were purchased. Illegal fireworks will be seized and the owners can be fined up to $1,000 or face up to six months in jail.The Santa Monica parade will start at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Pico and Main. The route runs down Main Street, turns west on Marine then north on Barnard Way before ending close to Ocean Park Blvd.Spectators are encouraged to bring enough water to stay hydrated during the day and drivers should be aware of several road closures.For a full parade map and additional information, see pages 5 – 8 of this paper.Neighboring communities have fireworks shows on July 4 including Pacific Palisades (https://palisadesrocksthefourth.org/), Marina Del Rey (https://www.visitmarinadelrey.com/events/july-4-fireworks-marina-del-rey-specials), The Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/538/2019-07-04/july-4th-fireworks-spectacular-with-nile-rodgers-chic) and 4th of July Block Party at Grand Park (https://july4.grandparkla.org/).Tags :fireworks are illegalMain Street closedsafe and saneSanta Monica’s annual July 4 paradeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentNoteworthy – Summertime TheaterVaccination rates declining in Santa Monica schoolsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

Taiwanese m-pay venture approved but with conditions

first_img Tags Taiwan operators roll out NFC-based mobile payments HomeMoneyNews Taiwanese m-pay venture approved but with conditions Previous ArticleSurvey: top chart positions key for app discoveryNext ArticleRCOM financial charges continue to hit profit Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 JAN 2013 Related Chunghwa TelecomTaiwancenter_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Line, Rakuten poised for Taiwan online bank launch Money Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has approved a mobile payments joint venture between five operators and Easycard, the country’s leading contactless smartcard operator.However, the watchdog set a number of conditions on the proposed venture which was also criticised by an opposition politician.Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile, Asia Pacific Telecom and Vibo Telecom will set up a company with EasyCard, which is used on the country’s public transport system as well as in convenience stores.Approval of such ventures are keenly watched by mobile operators in other countries to see the regulatory model being deployed.In Taiwan, the joint venture has been a set a number of conditions in return for approval. These include a stipulation that it must be open to all other telecoms operators as well as rivals to EasyCard, according to a commission spokesman interviewed by the Taipei Times.In addition, if similar joint ventures emerge in the future then they must also be accepted by the five operators, he said.And, in a further condition, within four years after the joint venture is established, the five operators must no longer hold more than 50 percent of its shares, while Easycard must not own more than 10 percent.However, an opposition politician has called foul. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Chiu Yi-ying said the new venture will dominate the mobile payments market because there is no potential rival.Chiu said the five operators dominate the country’s mobile market. Only one operator, the country’s smallest, is not part of the venture. And Easycard is a leader in its particular market. Taiwan operators face competition from banks Richard Handford last_img read more