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Six Flags Great America announces new "free-fly" roller coaster: The Joker

01 September 2016 12:56:43 WN.com - America News

A "free-fly" roller coaster design that made its debut in 2015 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas as Batman: The Ride is scheduled to open in 2017 at Six Flags Great America as The Joker, which will be the 15th coaster on the Gurnee theme park's active roster. In a predawn announcement on Thursday, park... ......

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Child thrown off roller coaster is third horrific amusement park accident this week

12 August 2016 16:04:26 WN.com - World News

A 3-year-old boy was thrown from a roller coaster without seatbelts in Pennsylvania on Thursday. The boy’s condition is unknown, but Idlewild & Soak Zone park officials told WPXI that ......

Vice All News Time12 August 2016 16:04:26


Boy injured in fall from roller-coaster at Pennsylvania amusement park

12 August 2016 01:59:21 WN.com - World News

A boy has been hospitalized after falling from a wooden roller-coaster in Pennsylvania. It's the third amusement park accident reported in the U.S. this week. ......

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Scotland roller coaster crash victim, relative give updates

27 June 2016 18:26:35 WN.com - World News

GLASGOW, Scotland — Relatives and victims of Sunday's roller coaster accident in Scotland are beginning to speak out about what happened when an amusement park ride derailed. The distraught grandfather of an 11-year-old victim said on social media that surgeons have managed to save the boy's hand. Eight children and two adults were hospitalized after five gondolas on the Tsunami ride at MD's amusement park in Motherwell, near Glasgow, derailed and plummeted 20 feet to the ground in front of horrified witnesses. Liam...

Vice All News Time27 June 2016 18:26:35


A 15-year roller-coaster journey

19 November 2015 07:50:26 timesofmalta.com

This year, Malta marks the 15th anniversary of its debut in international rugby. Tomorrow, the Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) will hold an event to commemorate the occasion. Two teams featuring former international players will meet in a friendly game at Marsa. Ten ex-international players are flying in for the occasion. The teams, aptly named ‘The Pioneers’ and ‘The Barbarians’, will be made up of players from different eras. Gates open at 15.30, and the match, consisting of two 30-minutes halves, will kick off at 17.00. The following day, on Saturday, Malta take on the Czech Republic in a European Cup Nations qualifier at the Hibernians Stadium. It all started 15 years ago, in November 2000, when a group of amateur rugby players, led by coach Len Ethell, from New Zealand, travelled to Moldova via a stopover in Istanbul for Malta’s first ever full International Rugby Board (now World Rugby) test match. This was to be the beginning of a remarkable, exciting and sometimes bumpy journey for the sport of rugby union in Malta. The Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) had only recently been reconstituted from its predecessor, the Rugby Association of Malta (RAM), after a period of...

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China stock market stabilizes after roller coaster ride

07 September 2015 11:35:36 China News latest RSS headlines - China National News.com

After a roller coaster rush since July 2014, China's stock market has stabilized and risks have been released to some extent, the securities regulator said ...

Vice All News Time07 September 2015 11:35:36


Crash roller coaster to stay closed

05 June 2015 16:45:14 timesofmalta.com

Alton Towers is to reopen “within the next few days” but the ride involved in the crash in which 16 people were injured will remain shut for the foreseeable future, the company which runs the park has announced. Four people were seriously hurt in Tuesday’s accident involving the Smiler ride and the Staffordshire tourist attraction has been closed since then, racking up losses of around £500,000 a day for owner Merlin Entertainment. The company said today that new “safety protocols” were being issued. The company said: “The safety of our visitors is our fundamental priority. We have a strong safety record at Alton Towers and across the Merlin Group. “Today we are enhancing our safety standards by issuing an additional set of safety protocols and procedures that will reinforce the safe operation of our multi-car roller coasters. These are effective immediately. “Each roller coaster has its own individual operating process and characteristics. Our central safety management team, together with local park operations, will now work to implement and brief operating staff on these protocols. “As a consequence, two roller coaster rides have been withdrawn from service until the new...

Vice All News Time05 June 2015 16:45:14


Four badly hurt in UK roller coaster crash

03 June 2015 03:34:36 WN.com - World News

An air ambulance flies over The Smiler at Alton Towers in Alton, Britain where 16 were injured. Photo: Daren Staples London: Four teenagers have been seriously injured after two carriages on a roller coaster collided at the Alton Towers theme park in central England. The Tuesday afternoon accident happened on The Smiler, an...

Vice All News Time03 June 2015 03:34:36


Four seriously hurt in roller-coaster accident at British theme park

02 June 2015 19:01:13 WN.com - World News

LONDON - Four teenagers were seriously hurt at one of Britain's biggest theme parks on Tuesday when two carriages collided on a roller-coaster ride, rescue workers said. An air ambulance was called to...

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A mental roller coaster

29 May 2015 13:53:07 WN.com - America News

YEARS AGO I vowed never to go on a roller coaster again. I have succeeded physically. However the things going on in Barbados do take me on a mental roller-coaster ride. ......

Vice All News Time29 May 2015 13:53:07