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VTrans to close Route 104 in Fairfax on Monday for bridge repair

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation on Monday, June 7 will close a segment of Route 104 in Fairfax so that it can rehabilitate a bridge over the Miller Brook. The bridge will be out of service through July 5, 2010, and traffic will be detoured. The official detour is rather long – Route 15 to Route 289 to Route 7 to Route 104A and then back to Route 104 – but that is the “official” detour as VTrans has to use state routes for any detour that we sign. However, there are quicker detours using local streets. Either way, motorists should schedule additional time to reach their destination.The Fairfax bridge rehabilitation is a long-planned project that will provide the bridge with a new deck along with rehabilitated abutments. The rehab will also widen the bridge a little. The road closure will last only until July 5, but work on the project will continue until the end of September.  Again, this is not a sudden closure. This rehab project has long been planned. In essence, this is an older bridge whose time for a facelift has come.As a reminder to motorists, the exit from I-89 South to I-91 North in White River Junction remains closed. Motorists should detour from Exit 1.Source: VTrans. 6.3.2010last_img read more

Thousands wait for hospital beds in South Korea as coronavirus cases surge

first_img“In order to overcome COVID-19 as quickly as possible and minimise the impact on the economy, it is necessary to proactively inject all available resources.”COVID-19 is the illness caused by the new coronavirus which emerged from central China late last year and has spread around the world.Hospitals in South Korea’s hardest hit areas were scrambling to accommodate the surge in new patients.In Daegu, 2,300 people were waiting to be admitted to hospitals and temporary medical facilities, Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said.A 100-bed military hospital that had been handling many of the most serious cases was due to have 200 additional beds available by Thursday, he added.South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday declared “war” on the virus, apologised for shortages of face masks and promised support for virus-hit small businesses in Asia’s fourth-biggest economy. Topics : South Korea reported 516 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as thousands of sick people waited for hospital beds in Daegu, the city at the center of the worst outbreak outside mainland China.The new cases bring South Korea’s total to 5,328, with at least 32 deaths, mostly in and around Daegu where the flu-like virus has spread rapidly through members of a fringe Christian group.“We need special measures in times of emergency,” South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said during a special cabinet meeting.last_img read more

Los datos del panel muestran aumentos semanales de casos en todo el estado, múltiples condados con altos porcentajes positivos

first_imgLos datos del panel muestran aumentos semanales de casos en todo el estado, múltiples condados con altos porcentajes positivos July 17, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf dio a conocer una actualización de la situación semanal que detalla las medidas de mitigación del estado basados en el Panel de control del sistema de monitoreo de advertencia temprana de COVID-19 que compara el período de siete días del 10 de julio al 16 de julio con los siete días anteriores, del 3 de julio al 9 de julio.El panel está diseñado para proporcionar signos tempranos de advertencia sobre los factores que afectan los esfuerzos de mitigación del estado. La información disponible en el panel incluye las diferencias de casos semana a semana, las tasas de incidencia, el porcentaje de pruebas positivas y las tasas de hospitalizaciones, el uso de respiradores y las visitas a las salas de emergencias vinculadas a la COVID-19.“Al observar tanto la situación estatal como la situación individual de cada condado, y la preocupación que provoca ver los aumentos de los casos y del porcentaje de positividad por sobre el 5% en varios condados, el miércoles tomamos medidas para detener los aumentos antes de que se vuelvan cruciales mediante la implementación de nuevas medidas de mitigación”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Seguimos viendo el aumento de casos y una cosa que sabemos con seguridad es que debemos continuar con el uso de máscaras y con el distanciamiento social.“El comportamiento arriesgado, como salir sin máscara y reunirse en un bar o en un entorno lleno de personas que no practican el distanciamiento social continúa aumentando el número de casos. Necesitamos volver a comprometernos con estas simples medidas para detener la propagación y volver a gozar de más libertades”.A partir del jueves 16 de julio, el estado ha visto un aumento de siete días que suman 5,579 casos, el aumento de los siete días anteriores fue de 4,914. Esta situación alerta que los casos continúan en aumento en medio de un lapso de tiempo tras las medidas de mitigación requeridas.Si bien el porcentaje de positividad en todo el estado es de 4.4%, los condados con un porcentaje de positividad preocupante incluyen Beaver (8.2%), Allegheny (7.5%), Washington (6.2%), Indiana (6.1%), Lawrence (6.1%), York (6.1 %), Lebanon (6.0%), Philadelphia (5.5%), Dauphin (5.1%) y Westmoreland (5.0%). Cada uno de estos condados está siendo observado a medida que el estado continúa la supervisión de toda la información disponible.En el día de la fecha, el Departamento de Salud actualizó sus recomendaciones sobre los viajes, anunciadas originalmente el 2 de julio, para eliminar a Delaware de la lista de los estados sobre los cuales se recomienda a los viajeros nacionales que realicen una cuarentena de 14 días al regresar a Pennsylvania.El Gobernador Wolf continúa priorizando la salud y la seguridad de los residentes de Pennsylvania durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Los habitantes de Pennsylvania deben continuar tomando medidas para prevenir la propagación de la COVID-19, independientemente de la situación de su condado. Esto incluye usar una máscara o cubierta facial cada vez que estén en público. Se ha demostrado que la COVID-19 se propaga fácilmente en el aire y los portadores contagiosos pueden ser asintomáticos.View this information in English.last_img read more

Man, 22, dies of electrocution

first_imgILOILO City – A22-year-old man died of electrocution in Barangay Igang, Pototan, Iloilo. According topolice investigators, Bagsain was cutting grasses near their house when heaccidently touched a live wire attached to an electric motor around 9 a.m. onMonday. Bagsainsustained burns on the body. He was rushed to the Iloilo Provincial Hospital inPototan but was declared dead. He wasidentified as Raffy Bagsain of Banate, Iloilo, a police report showed. Officers of themunicipal police station ruled out foul play in the incident./PNlast_img read more

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw calls being healthy an ‘awesome’ feeling

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Kershaw doesn’t credit any specific thing for his renewed health as his 32nd birthday approaches next month. He has changed some things in his workout routine, learned how to care for his back and visited Driveline Baseball in the fall, opening his mind to their performance training techniques (a visit he is unwilling to discuss).“It’s probably just a culmination of everything – having a healthy offseason and being able to make some gains strength-wise and doing some different things to help maintain or gain some arm action or arm speed,” he said. “It’s probably just a whole big bunch of everything.”STRETCH TIMERoberts said left-hander David Price will eliminate his windup and pitch exclusively out of the stretch this season. Price told him he has done it at times in the past.“I think it’s just the simplifying the delivery,” Roberts said. “He just realizes that he’s not compromising any stuff.”Price is scheduled to make his first Cactus League start on Monday against the Cincinnati Reds. Julio Urias is also scheduled to see his first game action that day.ALSOOutfielder Joc Pederson took some swings in the batting cage at 75 percent, according to Roberts. Pederson had not swung a bat for more than a week due to soreness in his right side/hip. Roberts called Friday’s workout “progress.” … Right-hander Yadier Alvarez was scheduled to pitch an inning in Friday’s game against the Brewers but “didn’t feel right” in the bullpen, according to Roberts, and was scratched. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw is healthy.As infrequently as that has been true over the past four seasons, Kershaw must be tempted to revel in it this spring.“I felt great. It was awesome,” he said after his first Cactus League outing Friday. “I maybe didn’t hit one spot today. But just physically I felt like the ball was coming out (well), felt like the ball was breaking the right way. Now I just have to figure out how to throw strikes. But other than that, it was a good first step, for sure.”Kershaw breezed through the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers and struck out three of the first four batters he faced before walking two in a row. He finished off with a fourth strikeout but his pitch count had swelled to 37 and he came out of the game (only to throw more in the bullpen).center_img Most notably, Kershaw’s four-seam fastball hit 93 mph (on one pitch in the second inning) and regularly sat at 91-92. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner does not want to fixate on velocity. But a year ago, he struggled to generate any on his fastball, averaging a career-low 90.4 mph, the culmination of a four-year slide as he dealt with recurring back problems and a sore shoulder.“I agree,” he said of not focusing on the radar-gun readout. “It’s more of just how the ball is coming out. It’s got that life at the end which I think it did. Throwing four-seamers you want the ball to have life up in the zone and I feel like it did, maybe even compared to last year to it’s a little bit better. So I’ll take it.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has never really seen a completely healthy Kershaw. The left-hander’s back injuries began in Roberts’ first season as manager (2016). He appreciates the difference this spring.“I think with Clayton, we just can’t really appreciate what he was going through the last couple years with the body,” Roberts said Friday. “No one’s gonna make excuses. But I do see that his demeanor this spring, coming into this spring is completely different from years past. So now it’s kind of can you go out there and work on fine-tuning some things but still go out there and compete and not worry about if his body’s gonna let him down.”A year ago at this time, Kershaw wasn’t even playing catch. A sore shoulder shut him down for most of spring training and he missed the start of the season (ending his string of eight consecutive Opening Day starts). Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “It’s night and day,” he said, comparing the two springs. “Just everything feels good. During the season I didn’t feel bad last year. It was just spring. I had to get over that. But to have a full offseason and now have a full spring feeling healthy. … I’m encouraged by that for sure.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Manuel Pellegrini reveals Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is ‘very concerned’

first_img1 Vincent Kompany Vincent Kompany is very worried by his latest injury lay-off, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed.The City captain has struggled with persistent calf problems this season and is expected to be out until at least the end of February.Kompany returned to action as a substitute against Sunderland on Boxing Day only to have to leave the pitch nine minutes later.The defender has started just eight Premier League games this season, and the fact City have conceded one goal in those matches indicates his importance to the team.The cause of Kompany’s breakdowns is as yet a mystery, with the 29-year-old consulting different specialists in an effort to find an answer.Pellegrini said: “He is very concerned, which is why he’s trying to recover as soon as he can. He’s doing all different examinations to try and understand the reasons why he is having so many injuries.“Of course he wants to play. He is a very professional player. He is the first one who is very worried about his situation, which is why he is going everywhere to ask different specialists what is the reason.“I think that is the professional way to work when you have problems that don’t allow you to play in your normal way. I think you must find every way to see if you can find a solution.“Maybe there’s not a solution or maybe this can be his last injury but I think he has a very good attitude and he is doing everything he can to return as soon as he can.”Pellegrini accepts it is not ideal to have a captain that is unable to influence matches but he is not thinking of replacing Kompany.The City boss said: “I think if he is the captain it is because he deserves to be the captain. Of course, it’s better to have a captain that is always (playing).“But I think he deserves to have a lot of support at this time and not try to criticise by taking the captaincy away.“I think that as a captain it’s better to be in front of your team every game but you can also work a lot during the week as a captain when you are injured.”last_img read more

‘CAN’T PAY, WON’T PAY’ CAMPAIGN PLAN LIFFORD PROTEST

first_imgThe Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Campaign is to stage a public protest outside Donegal County Council Offices in Lifford next week.The protest next Wednesday, December 21, is “to voice their anger at the proposed household charge and septic tank inspection charge to be implemented by the government.”The campaign group say the idea of the protest is to make the public and all the local politicians aware that there is strong and fierce opposition to the extra taxes and that they are going to fight tooth and nail with local authorities if they are going to implement the charges. The campaign against these taxes is based on the premise that all the money collected by the government will go to pay off bank debts. The meeting is being held on the day when county councillors are being asked to vote on their 2012 budget. The campaign says that this an opportunity for county councillors from all parties to vote against their proposed budget and send the message to the government that people simply cannot afford to pay these charges.A campaign spokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said “This is a chance for local representatives to stand with ordinary people and say that they wont ask people to pay unfair stealth taxes, this is their chance to break party lines and really represent their own people.“We are expecting a good turnout at this protest because the campaign is getting a great response throughout the county. People are angry and the feeling at the meetings is that people are simply not going to pay, whatever the consequences. There are local action groups set up all over the county and indeed the country, with more areas setting up every week. We will be very vocal on the day.“We are urging people to get out and attend the protest. Bring as many people you can with you on the day. We would also like to invite any groups or campaigns at odds with the government to come and stand with us on the picket line.” Because Can’t Pay Won’t Pay is a non-political party organisation, they are asking people attending the protest not to bring party banners or placards, but to design their own and show the councillors that ordinary people are not going to quietly acquiesce to the needs of “corrupt bankers and money lenders.” ‘CAN’T PAY, WON’T PAY’ CAMPAIGN PLAN LIFFORD PROTEST was last modified: December 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more