Governor Shumlin announces safety improvements for Route 4 in the Hartford area

first_imgFollowing a recent increase in the number of serious motor vehicle crashes on US Route 4 in the Hartford-Woodstock area, including four fatalities in recent months, Governor Peter Shumlin today announced that the Agency of Transportation will install portable message boards reminding drivers to be alert and focus on safety, pave deteriorated stretches of the roadway surface, install centerline rumble strips in appropriate areas, conduct an engineering review to determine what further safety treatments may be warranted, and work with local officials on proposed improvements. ‘My heart goes out to the families of those injured or killed on Route 4, or any other Vermont road,’Gov. Shumlin said in an afternoon stop at the Hartford Police Department, with Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell, Rep. Alison Clarkson, AOT Deputy Secretary Sue Minter, and others. ‘We will work with communities in this area to determine what safety measures make sense for Route 4. I also remind people to drive with caution and stay alert to prevent accidents.’ ‘The lives of our citizens are at stake,’said Sen. John Campbell. ‘Our obligation is to act now.’ Gov. Shumlin and Minter met with local emergency and town officials, including Hartford Police and Fire Chief Steve Locke and Woodstock Town Manager Phil Swanson, to discuss the increase in Route 4 accidents. The Governor outlined the state’s short-term assistance, including safety signage and paving, and pledged to work with local officials and emergency staff as conversations about longer-term solutions move forward. Gov. Shumlin said it’s not clear why Route 4 has been the scene of an unusually high number of accidents this spring, but if structural changes are needed, that will be determined and work will be scheduled.‘I cannot stress enough how important it is for drivers to slow down and pay attention on this road,’Gov. Shumlin said. ‘And as we head into summer, that need for caution extends across the state.’last_img read more

36,000 Emergency Cases Dealt with at DGRI Over Last Year

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInIn the financial year 2017/2018, the number of cases dealt with at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary’s Emergency Department stood at about 36,000, which is about one quarter of the region’s entire population.And DGRI is just one of two Emergency Departments in the region – the other being at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer.The number who went on to be admitted to DGRI – either through the Emergency Department at the former DGRI site on Bankend Road, or via the new DGRI Emergency Care Centre which includes the Combined Assessment Unit – stood at 17,000, which represents more than one tenth of the region’s population being allocated a bed in the Dumfries hospital.Deputy General Manager and Lead Nurse Gail Meier said: “The number of admissions via DGRI’s Emergency Department has been steadily rising, year-on-year.“And the increasing number reflects that Dumfries and Galloway has a notable and increasingly large proportion of older people – many of whom have complex, underlying medical conditions.“Not all of these are unique patients, with many being readmitted.However, combinations of medical conditions and general frailty often means diagnostic tests and treatment is required to first stabilise patients in our Emergency Department before they go on to receive other treatment.“We are extremely grateful to the incredibly hard-working teams who staff the Emergency Departments at both DGRI and Galloway Community Hospital, as well as all those multi-disciplinary teams who provide care and support throughout the patient’s hospital journey.“We recently launched our ‘Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Moving Campaign’ which highlights the importance for anyone admitted to hospital to remain as active and mobile as possible – helping to improve health and shorten the length of stay.“The campaign highlights that one week in bed can result in 10 per cent muscle loss, and three weeks can equate to 30 years of aging, and that remaining active can help in many other ways including breathing, digestion, independence and mood.“It would also be greatly appreciated if members of the public could consider all options for treatment before attending the Emergency Care Centre, including the use of, NHS24, their local GP and pharmacy.“However, if urgent medical treatment is required, they should always attend their closest Emergency Department in the first instance.”last_img read more

Cardiff transfer still on despite previous claims, ‘negotiation games’ still going…

first_imgAccording to the French newspaper, the Ligue 1 side’s coach, Vahid Halilhodzic, was said to be furious about the Argentine’s recent trip to Wales to discuss a transfer since it was kept from him.The player was subsequently placed on the bench for Wednesday evening’s game against Nimes, which Nantes went onto lose 1-0, which didn’t help the manager’s mood.20 Minutes also have an update on the situation, first corroborating L’Equipe’s claims about Halilhodzic’s wrath (he found out about Sala’s trip via social media), before moving onto what’s actually going on regarding the transfer.Embed from Getty ImagesConfirming Ouest-France’s claims of a reduced offer (€15m) arriving on Nantes’ desk on Wednesday from Cardiff despite a previous argument, the newspaper, even despite a source telling them it was ‘over’, believe a transfer is still on.They explain the deal ‘isn’t closed’, but that it could simply take more time to reach an agreement, with ‘negotiation games’ ongoing.Sorry Cardiff fans, but there’s still plenty left in this Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo First thing on Thursday, we covered what L’Equipe were saying about Cardiff and Emiliano Sala, and it wasn’t pretty for Nantes fans.last_img read more