The sites are focused on 10 locations that are nearby schools, churches, hospitals and community centers. Including Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Elementary, West and East Middle School, UHS Binghamton Hospital and more. To have your voice heard, click here. The project is scheduled to begin later in 2020 and is expected to be completed in Spring 2021. Construction for the projects include improvement to sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks and signage. The mayor’s office says projects at 22 sites across the city will cost around $518,000 according to estimates. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton Mayor Rich David says the city of Binghamton is looking for public comment on pedestrian safety improvements.
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The mother of France’s youngest coronavirus victim has spoken of the “unbearable” loss of her 16-year-old daughter, as the country reported its highest daily toll from the pandemic.French authorities said on Thursday that 365 people had been killed by COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours, taking the national total of those who have died in hospital to 1,696.The figure does not include those who died from the virus at home or at retirement homes, top French health official Jerome Salomon told reporters. Her condition deteriorated and her death was announced on Thursday, with health officials emphasizing that severe cases are very rare in young people.”From the start, we were told that the virus doesn’t affect young people. We believed it, like everyone else,” Sabine said. Her daughter had no known underlying health problems. The teenage girl named Julie A died in Paris, becoming the youngest French victim of the disease that more often afflicts the elderly or people with underlying health conditions.”It’s unbearable,” the girl’s mother Sabine told AFP by phone from her home in the Parisian suburbs. “We were meant to have an ordinary life.”A week ago, Julie developed a mild cough but on Saturday she began to feel short of breath, her mother said.She underwent scans in hospital and several tests for COVID-19, the disease first detected in China late last year that has now killed more than 23,000 worldwide. Train evacuation France has been in lockdown since March 17 in a bid to slow the spread of the epidemic and officials have repeatedly warned it will take time for the measures to bear fruit.Salomon said 29,155 people had tested positive for the virus so far nationwide — adding that the real number of cases was likely far higher as testing was reserved for high-risk patients.He said 3,375 patients were currently in intensive care out of nearly 14,000 people hospitalized after becoming infected.Data showed 42,000 people had been registered by their GP as having the coronavirus over the last week alone, Salomon added — again revealing that testing in France has only revealed a minority of cases.People in the country are only allowed to step outside for pressing matters, such as shopping.”It is very difficult to estimate when the peak will come… people who are ill now were infected before the confinement began,” explained Salomon.”Now there is less contact, people are going out less and get infected less. So we hope there will be fewer people getting sick next week,” he said.French President Emmanuel Macron said he had held a “very good discussion” with his US counterpart Donald Trump about the pandemic.”In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are preparing with other countries a new strong initiative in the coming days,” he tweeted early Friday, without elaborating.The first train evacuation saw 20 coronavirus patients moved from the country’s hard-hit east to help relieve overstretched hospitals.The specially adapted high-speed train, whose carriages were transformed into intensive care units, took the group to the western Atlantic coast where they will be treated.Another evacuation is planned for Friday, this time by air. Topics :
Four-year sentence for unlawful export of firearmsA former Miami-Dade police officer who pleaded guilty in June to helping smuggle firearms to the Dominican Republic was slapped with a four-year sentence for unlawfully exporting firearms.According to a news release by the Department of Justice, Michael Freshko admitted that he used his position as a police officer to transport firearms past the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening area at Miami International Airport and would hand over the guns to a co-conspirator near the departure gates.Prosecutors said the co-conspirator would store the guns in carry-on baggage.The same co-conspirator would travel to the Dominican Republic aboard a commercial flight and deliver the guns to an associate, prosecutors said.Department of Justice officials said Freshko confessed to smuggling one or more guns on October 5, 2012, and multiple guns on December. 7, 2012.Prosecutors said six guns were smuggled in total.Freshko faced a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.He was hired by the Miami-Dade Police Department in September 2004 and was most recently assigned to the Airport District.
A charity match between veterans of the FC Sarajevo and veterans of Željezno Polje was played yesterday in Željezno Polje, Žepče Municipality.The match was attended by the coach of the national football team of BiH Mehmed Baždarević, who was welcomed by the youngest residents of Željezno Polje.“This is a huge thing for me because, if I could, I would give everything I have just to give these people back everything they have lost. I am happy to see this many people here and if my arrival means something, I am also happy for that,” Baždarević said.Baždarević added that precisely children are his motivation in life.“When I attend events like this one, it is usually because of the children. whether there will be another Džeko among them or not, I do not know. What matters is that they are happy on the field and that is what motivates me in my life,” Baždarević added.Prior to the match, Baždarević handed over football balls to the youngsters, and representatives of Željezno Polje presented him with a letter of thanks and an appropriate gift.(Source: klix.ba/photo: avaz.ba)