Great job by state on roads, bridges

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The underpasses between Rexford and Glenville and the replacement of the Rexford Bridge have needed doing for literally decades, projects waiting patiently for funding to become available. When money finally was allotted, they asked for community input, listened, and did their best to accommodate what was requested within the constraints they had, often facing citizen angst over things like “roundabouts.” They managed the projects with a minimum of disruption to the large daily flows of traffic, with hardly a stoppage. The results have been very evident in the greatly improved traffic flows and enhanced safety.The lower underpass enroute to Glenville still needs better signage to stem the continuous collisions by taller vehicles, and some accommodation needs to be made for vehicles forced to turn around.Extending the merge-lane heading north between Stewart’s and the Route 146/Glenridge intersection, and the replacement of the final legacy railroad underpass on Maple Avenue, will eliminate the last of the dangerous bottlenecks. One hopes these are on the schedule.But these last projects are minor compared to what they have already accomplished, and to the folks that came together to achieve that, the kudos and thanks from a great many of us who have benefited are extended.John KelchRexfordMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the… It would be remiss not to acknowledge the diligent folks at the state Department of Transportation and their construction partners for the fine job they have done in recent years for those of us who routinely travel the Niskayuna-Glenville-Southern Saratoga transportation corridor.last_img read more

L&R to remodel leases at Park Royal scheme

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Persaud’s journey

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DTZ profits drop by a third

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Nottingham & Derby retail

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Life in the fast lane

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People

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West End recovery under way

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Italy coronavirus deaths jump to 52, cases climb above 2,000

first_imgThe death toll from coronavirus in Italy jumped to 52 on Monday from 34 the day before and the total number of confirmed cases in Europe’s worst affected country climbed past the 2,000 mark.The increase in deaths was the largest since the outbreak surfaced 10 days ago in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto. Lombardy, around Italy’s financial capital Milan, is by far with hardest hit, with 38 casualties.The virus has since spread south but the vast majority of cases remain centered on the original hotspots, with the addition of Emilia Romagna, another affluent region which borders on both Lombardy and Veneto and now has more cases than Veneto. “All those who have died (in Lombardy) are people over 65 with underlying health conditions, especially cardiovascular problems,” said Giulio Gallera, the region’s councilor responsible for welfare policy.In a worrying development, a policeman and a fireman based in Rome have also tested positive, authorities said, raising the risk of the virus spreading in the Italian capital.Cases in Rome, Italy’s largest city with 3 million people, had previously been limited to a Chinese couple on holiday and an Italian repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan – where the outbreak originated late last year – on a special flight and hospitalized. All three recovered.On Monday the Spallanzani infectious diseases hospital where the policeman was staying announced that his wife, two children and sister-in-law were also infected.The school attended by his son, in the nearby town of Pomezia, was closed and lessons were suspended in the university faculty at Rome’s main Sapienza university, attended by his other son.Economic hitThe coronavirus is taking a heavy toll on Italy’s economy, which was already teetering on the verge of recession before the outbreak, with sectors from manufacturing to tourism hit by a plunge in orders.Several international airlines including Lufthansa Delta Airlines and countries such as the Czech Republic have reduced or suspended flights to Italian cities.Milan cathedral reopened to the public on Monday but schools and universities remain closed and many companies told staff to work from home.The top of the UniCredit skyscraper in Milan was lit in red, white and green, the colors of the Italian flag, in a sign of solidarity with people hit by the virus.National statistics bureau ISTAT reported on Monday that the 2019 budget deficit came in at 1.6% of national output, the smallest fiscal gap for 12 years.The much-lower-than-expected reading potentially gives the coalition of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party more leeway to spend and borrow this year – good news with coronavirus costs soaring.Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri announced on Sunday the cabinet would this week approve 3.6 billion euros (US$3.5 billion) of measures to help companies.An aid package worth 900 million euros was unveiled on Friday for the worst-impacted zones. In total, 2,036 people have tested positive in Italy, up from 1,694 on Sunday. Of these, 149 have recovered, the civil protection agency said.”What is comforting is that 50% of the 258 people who tested positive [in the last 24 hours] have no symptoms or are being looked after at home,” Angelo Borrelli, head of the agency, told reporters.In total, Italy has tested 23,345 people for the disease.The Lombardy regional government urged people over the age of 65 to remain at home, as data showed they were by far the most vulnerable to the highly contagious illness.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Bryant’s towel fetches $33,000 at auction, report

first_imgTopics : The winning bid on Sunday was $33,077. The buyer also received two used tickets to the April 13, 2016 Lakers game.Bryant scored 60 points in the Lakers’ 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz that night. Jeff Woolf, president of Iconic Auctions, told American news broadcaster CNN that the winning bidder is famous for having a large Lakers memorabilia collection. “He is a devoted Lakers fan,” Woolf said. “His long-term plan is to create a museum in southern California.” The towel that Kobe Bryant wore over his shoulders during his farewell speech after his final National Basketball League game has fetched over US$33,000 at auction, the US media said on Sunday.With the towel draped around him to help mop up his sweat, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar closed his speech with his signature phrase, “Mamba Out.”The towel ended up in the hands of a fan as Bryant walked off the court and was then sold several times before the latest online auction. center_img Bryant died in January at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles that killed eight others, including his daughter Gianna.Bryant played his entire 20-year NBA career with the Lakers. The superstar guard led the club to five NBA titles during his stay.He was an 18-time NBA All-Star and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player and also helped the United States capture Olympic gold in 2008 at Beijing and 2012 in London.last_img read more