Change Coming For Roundabout?

first_imgSouthampton Town officials are considering putting the brakes on a pair of stop signs near the roundabout on Scuttlehole Road and Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton.The stop signs, which were installed in 2008 as part of a traffic-calming project to address safety along the hamlet’s back roads, cause motorists to stop after coming out of the roundabout, which causes traffic to back up, according to town officials.Southampton Town Director of Transportation and Public Safety Tom Neely said there has been some questioning as to whether two stop signs, just east of the roundabout where Millstone Road intersects Scuttlehole Road, are really necessary. The engineer who installed them said that it would be okay to take them out because it would keep the traffic flowing a little better, according to Neely. Additionally, town police have taken note of a “couple” of rear-end accidents there, which probably resulted from people stopping at the stop sign, he said.A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 26, to take input on whether the stop signs are really needed there, if they are causing congestion, and if they are a benefit to the area. If the stop signs are removed, motorists will not be able to drive down Millstone Road and make a left out, they’d have to come down Guyer Road and make a left onto Scuttlehole instead, Neely said.“That was a really bad intersection. I think that there was some question that those [stop signs] absolutely needed to be there where they were first put in, now the police find it does back up into the roundabout sometimes,” he said.A second stop sign, where Millstone Road meets Scuttlehole Road, will remain, according to Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.“If you are looking down Millstone, heading south on Millstone, you will have a stop sign, but there won’t be a stop sign on Scuttlehole Road at Millstone; that will be just be a through [street] like all the other streets,” he said.The town is also considering changing the traffic signals to blinking lights along Montauk Highway at Tuckahoe Road near Stony Brook Southampton College, as well as Montauk Highway in Water Mill. The signals would be blocked in the early morning from 6 AM to 8 PM, and only in the run up to the summer, toward the end of June, as part of a pilot program, according to Schneiderman.“We are just testing right now to see what difference it makes to traffic flow. All indications are those two lights together will take about 20 minutes off the commute. It’s significant, so we are just trying to get better data,” he said. “It’s just a pilot program right now. We are just testing the concept.”peggy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

The Flashy Girl From Flushing

first_imgTo me, she will always be the flashy girl from Flushing. Fran Drescher’s latest sitcom “Indebted” debuted on NBC last Thursday and The Wing in Soho hosted an advanced screening of the pilot for a crowd of adoring fans (myself included) on Tuesday, February 4. I’ve always been a big fan of her hit ’90s show “The Nanny.”Most Tuesday evenings are spent proofing The Independent’s newsletter and ordering Sweetgreen, so this was a treat. The queen herself, Nanny Fine, Fran Drescher. I was there as quickly as you could say “Oh, Mr. Sheffield!”When NBC was casting “Indebted,” she stated that the show was looking for a “Fran Drescher Type.” So why not Fran Drescher herself?Following the screening, Drescher engaged in a lively discussion.“Everyone in the cast is in a place where we’re coming into it with gratitude,” she stated about the show, which, by the way, is very funny. It features a young family and their parents who run out of money and have to move in.“The beauty of this project is that these people are all beautiful, wonderful people,” she said.They even have a group chat going. Drescher’s go-to emojis, you wonder? They’re a heart, a kiss, praying hands, and the thumbs up. They’re “always in the ‘just used,’” she said.The conversation navigated through spirituality — Drescher refers to herself as a Jubu (both Jewish and Buddhist) — and other topics like surviving cancer, growing up in Queens, and, of course, the unbelievable reach of “The Nanny.”She described how her dad worked two jobs while she was growing up. “To be in this place and to have hit the bullseye so big and become so iconic in a classic television show that’s so vibrantly embraced by many people who weren’t even alive when we started doing it is just phenomenal.”“We stopped shooting [‘The Nanny’] 21 years ago and it hasn’t been off the air for a single day,” she said.Drescher is a uterine cancer survivor and also the founder of the cancer non-profit Cancer Schmancer. “As a cancer survivor and the founder of Cancer Schmancer, one of the things we tell people over and over again, is, ‘No joke — mind, body, and spirit balance is what you absolutely have to think about each and every day.’ Without that you’re compromising your immune system,” she said.There’s no doubt that Drescher is a New York icon. “There are very few people who will hire me to play something other than a New Yorker,” said Drescher. “I’m always playing New Yorkers. It takes a lot of imagination to cast me as something else. It’s always very near and dear to my heart. It’s a phenomenal city.”jessica@indyeastend.com@hamptondaze Sharelast_img read more

Airlander 10 awarded production approval

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HyGear signs new supply contract

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Statkraft Says No More New Offshore Wind Projects

first_imgStatkraft AS will no longer invest in new offshore wind projects, the Norwegian utility said in its adjusted investment plan today.The Oslo-listed company said that the new investment plan was adjusted ”to balance the goal of profitable growth within renewable energy with Statkraft’s financial solidity.”“Offshore wind power is capital intensive. The reduced financial terms from the owner entail that it is not possible for Statkraft to invest in new offshore wind projects,” said Statkraft’s CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen.The state-owned Statkraft currently holds a 50% stake in the 317 MW Sheringham Shoal, UK. The company also has a 25% share in the planned 4.8 GW Dogger Bank projects, as part of the Forewind consortium.Its further exposure to offshore wind projects includes a 50% share in the 900 MW Triton Knoll and a 30% share in the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Project.Statkraft may also postpone some international hydropower projects.last_img read more

Dan-Czech completes drum move

first_imgWith a diameter of 5.8 m, the drum was loaded onto a Goldhofer vessel bridge, accompanied by Goldhofer THP modules.For the move, Dan-Czech had to coordinate with the relevant authorities to shut down power lines and reinforce bridges along the route.From the port, the drum was then transported by barge to its final destination.www.dan-czech.cz/en/last_img

Hospital redevelopment under way

first_imgThe redevelopment of the old GF Jooste Hospital site in Manenberg is well under way. The redevelopment of the old GF Jooste Hospital in Manenberg is well under way and residents can expect the new facility to be completed in 2020. The project, which includes a brand-new hospital, youth centre and additional infrastructure, is part of the Manenberg Community Action Plan (CAP), signed by outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Cape Town mayor Dan Plato and members of the Manenberg Steering Committee in November last year.The hospital is to be renamed to Klipfontein Regional Hospital, due to the departmental policy of naming facilities after geographic areas, rather than the names of people. MEC for Health, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, said the new hospital is intended to be a facility larger than even the Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain district hospitals.“This is in line with the projected healthcare demand for the broader Klipfontein area, leading into the year 2020. “An ambulance base and emergency unit will also form part of the new Klipfontein Regional Hospital. The location of this facility will be a massive asset to the community and surrounds,” she said.The facility will relieve pressure from the Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain district facilities, which are experiencing a high demand for beds.In its first phase, Klipfontein Regional Hospital will have 226 beds, which will increase to 594 beds by completion. At the time of its closure, GF Jooste Hospital had been treating roughly 2 000 patients every month.The hospital, which opened in 1976 and closed in 2013, also served the surrounding areas of Hanover Park and Gugulethu. Aziza Kannemeyer, chairperson of the Athlone Community Police Forum, said the redevelopment of the hospital was good news, even though the facility had been due to be up and running a while ago. “Currently we only have a few day hospitals and people on the Cape Flats have to travel to Groote Schuur or Somerset hospitals. This is a difficult and sometimes unaffordable task, given the current economic conditions of some communities on the Cape Flats,” she told Athlone News. According to a statement by Mr Plato and Ms Zille, a major challenge in making this upgrade a reality, was the limited availability of suitable land in Manenberg to deliver major infrastructure. “The most suitable property for a regional hospital was previously identified as the site on the corner of Duinefontein and Turfhall roads, which is currently occupied by Silverstream High and Sonderend Primary schools,” said the statement issued in November. “The City of Cape Town believes the hospital will serve the greater Cape Town area and will reduce the burden on the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Groote Schuur Hospital, which are among the biggest hospitals in the city.”last_img read more

Cuomo proposes southern extension to New York Penn Station

first_imgThe congestion at New York Penn Station has become a major political issue in recent years.USA: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used an address at the Association for a Better New York on January 6 to announce plans for a locally funded expansion of Penn Station in New York City.Cuomo said that the state would acquire a block of land immediately south of the existing midtown hub. This would allow the construction of eight more west-facing bay platforms primarily to be used by NJ Transit commuter trains and Amtrak long-distance services.Cuomo said the extra platforms and related concourses would increase the passenger throughput of the station by up to 40%. The extension would be integrated with work now being taken forward under the Empire Complex programme that will see an additional concourse for Amtrak passengers open later this year in the former Farley Post Office building opposite Penn Station.Cuomo confirmed that no federal funding would be used, with the state and local property developers underwriting the cost of the extra platforms. Detailed designs, costs and timescales are still to be determined, but Cuomo said that he would continue to ‘fight’ for the long-planned Gateway Programme to build a second set of trans-Hudson tunnels between New York and New Jersey.‘No little fix works. We analysed it and the best alternative is to acquire the block south of Penn Station and add eight tracks’, Cuomo said. ‘Penn can’t even handle our planned growth. This would address that.’last_img read more

Anritsu ShockLine VNA family Gets VNA Price-to-Performance Leadership Award

first_imgAnritsu has earned the 2014 Price-to-Performance Leadership award in the Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) market from Frost & Sullivan, the growth management company. The award was presented to Anritsu for its ShockLine™ VNA family that combines simplicity and high performance at an economical price.Frost & Sullivan noted that the ShockLine family addresses the need for economical VNAs with the necessary performance to accurately test passive devices. Anritsu’s ShockLine VNA family consists of the ShockLine MS46522A Series, Economy ShockLine MS46322A 2-port VNA for measurements up to 40 GHz, and the MS46524A 4-port VNAs for differential and multi-port device testing. All three series feature Anritsu’s patented shock line VNA-on-a-chip technology, are packaged in a compact 2U chassis, and are optimized for ultra-cost-sensitive test applications in manufacturing, simple engineering, and education environments.The Anritsu ShockLine solution adds a tremendous value to its users due to the measurement capabilities, small form factor, one GUI and SCPI interface, VNA-on-a-chip architecture and economical pricing. “Compared to other VNAs in the market, the ShockLine VNA product line offers ease of use and simplicity in the single-ended and mixed-mode S-parameter measurements that are necessary for manufacturing,” said Olga Shapiro, program manager – Communications Test & Measurement at Frost & Sullivan.Frost & Sullivan analysts used two sets of benchmarks to rank VNA manufacturers. In the customer value excellence evaluation, the five criteria were total customer experience, product/service value, purchase experience, ownership experience and service experience. The criteria for price/performance were feature formula, customer benefits, product/service value, reliability and quality, and prioritization of features. To earn the award, Anritsu proved to be best-in-class in three key areas: understanding demand, nurturing the brand, and differentiating from the competition.last_img read more

Indians Announce Festivities at Progressive Field for April 1st Home Opener

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsIndiansProgressive FieldSandy Alomar Jr.Wayne Kirby With opening day at Progressive Field closing in, the Indians today announced their list of festivities leading up to the game’s first pitch at 4:10PM on Monday, April 1st.The first pitch following the gates opening at 2pm will be thrown out by Wayne Kirby, the player who started off then Jacobs Field with a win back on Opening Day 1994 with an 11th inning two-out single to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3, scoring Eddie Murray.Catching that first pitch will be another Tribe alum who is also part of the coaching staff, that being Sandy Alomar Jr. The team also announced that there will be a pregame ceremony to celebrate the 2018 American League Central Division Championship team, during which the AL Central Division Pennant will be unveiled for a third straight year.The Indians will also honor and pay tribute to former player-manager Frank Robinson with #20 patches on its Opening Day uniforms to honor his milestone of becoming the first African-American manager in MLB history on Opening Day 1975.Retired Navy Petty Officer, 1st Class Generald Wilson will perform the National Anthem. The team will honor all esteemed branches of the United States military, as members of the United States Marines, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force will present the colors. Around 250 employees from Progressive, the presenting partner of the club’s Opening Series, will unveil a giant American flag from 50 Star Productions. The game on April 1st is the 26th Home Opener at Progressive Field, and marks the 119th as a charter member of the American League, and the 27th consecutive Home Opener sellout dating back to the team’s final year at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more