Sidewalks, cycle lanes for several communities along public roads

first_imgSeveral communities along the East Coast and East Bank public roads will soon be outfitted with sidewalks and cycles lanes, as the Public Infrastructure Ministry ramps up efforts to bolster road safety.Speaking with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Manager of Traffic, Safety and Maintenance at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Kester Hinds, said the Ministry will be lobbying for the funds to be allocated in 2019 Budget.He explained that public roads, which are subject to heavy traffic flows and where school children frequently traverse, will be first to be targeted. Among these are Diamond, Providence public road – on the East Bank of Demerara and Turkeyen public road, on the East Coast of Demerara.“What we find is that in most communities there are no sidewalks. For instance, on the Corentyne public road (Region Six) there is none and the residents would have to walk on the earthen shoulders, which can be slushy and muddy during the rainy season. So, we’re working towards having sidewalks constructed along this roadway and in several communities, providing we get the monies approved,” Hinds explained.The Ministry has already sent out bids for the construction of the sidewalks at an estimated cost of $88.8 million.Similarly, the Ministry is also planning to construct cycle lanes along many public roadways. Hinds noted, “Guyana is developing and while many individuals are driving, cycles remain relevant as many persons still ride. So, with the cycle lanes, we will see everyone having access to safer facilities. We will be pushing for it so that we can incorporate them into our roads.”The Ministry has already constructed sidewalks in Woolford Avenue and expended millions of dollars annually for the placement of road safety signs and other measures across the country to ensure that the road laws are observed and lives are preserved.last_img read more

College football: Lucky details scarce

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky, a former North Hollywood High standout, was in fair condition Tuesday with an undisclosed problem, though his family said his hospitalization was not caused by alcohol or “illicit drugs.” The Daily News contacted Lucky’s uncle, Stanley Joseph, on Tuesday, but he declined to go into details. “Everything will be fine,” Joseph said. “But I can’t say anything more at this point.” Lucky’s health has been shrouded in mystery since he was taken Sunday night to BryanLGH Medical Center West. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that Lucky was unconscious when rescue workers arrived at the apartment he shares with teammate Jordan Picou. Lucky’s family issued a statement through the NU athletic department that did not address why emergency personnel were called to his off-campus apartment. “Marlon’s condition continues to improve. He has been removed from the intensive care unit, and his condition has been upgraded to fair,” the family said. “We would like to make it clear that Marlon’s medical emergency did not come about as a result of the use of alcohol or any illicit drugs.” Lucky, from North Hollywood, was slowed by a back injury and shared playing time with three other I-backs as a sophomore in 2006. He started six games and was the team’s second-leading rusher, with 728 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 32 passes for 383 yards. He averaged 19.1 yards on eight kickoff returns. Cornhuskers head coach Bill Callahan told HuskersIllustrated.com the past few days have been tough on everyone associated with the Nebraska football program. “I have spent time with both Marlon and his family at the hospital over the past couple days,” Callahan said. “Marlon knows that he has the full support of our football team, coaches and entire athletic department.” last_img read more

Amazon to Make OneDay Shipping the Standard on Amazon Prime

first_img The standard delivery time for your Amazon Prime orders will eventually take one day, not two.”We’re currently working on evolving our Prime free two-day shipping program to be a free one-day shipping program,” Amazon’s chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said in a Thursday earnings call.According to Olsavsky, Amazon plans on spending $800 million in this year’s second quarter to build out the infrastructure needed to make the one-day delivery times possible. Already, the company’s Amazon Prime program has been offering one-day, same-day, and two-hour shipping times, but only in certain zip codes and for a limited number of products.However, in recent months the company has been expanding the number of zip codes and items eligible for the one-day shipping times, Olsavsky said. “We’re able to do this because we spent 20 plus years expanding our fulfillment and logistics network. But this is still a big investment and [there’s] a lot of work to do ahead of us,” he added.For now, it isn’t clear when Amazon will complete the transition to the faster delivery time. But the goal is to bring the one-day shipping to Amazon Prime across the globe, starting in North America. “We expect to make steady progress quickly and through the year,” Olsavsky said.The company is making the investment a year after increasing the price for Amazon Prime from the annual $99 fee to $119. At the time, Amazon said the price hike was needed because the paid subscription service was costing the company more to run. With Amazon Prime, customers can get access to both faster free shipping, and access to the company’s video and music streaming services.Despite last year’s price hike, Olsavsky said on Thursday that the company saw more Amazon Prime sign ups in 2018 than in any other year. “Morphing to a one-day free shipping offer will make it even more the best deal in retail,” he added. Image credit: via PC Mag Amazon to Make One-Day Shipping the Standard on Amazon Prime Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Amazon plans on spending $800 million in this year’s second quarter to build out the needed infrastructure. –shares Guest Writer Amazon Add to Queue Michael Kan 2 min read Reporter Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. April 26, 2019 This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now » Next Article last_img read more