Traffic light – Piazza Duomo 2 http://piazzaduomo2.com/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 05:10:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://piazzaduomo2.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Traffic light – Piazza Duomo 2 http://piazzaduomo2.com/ 32 32 Digital traffic light policy: strengthened civil rights, unclear digitization goals https://piazzaduomo2.com/digital-traffic-light-policy-strengthened-civil-rights-unclear-digitization-goals/ Sun, 05 Dec 2021 05:10:28 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/digital-traffic-light-policy-strengthened-civil-rights-unclear-digitization-goals/ Shortly before the elections, the former federal government demonstrated what is wrong with digital policy in Germany: the Federal Chancellery released an app for digital identifications called ID-Wallet and sent it to the Ministry of ‘Interior, which is in fact responsible for the problem. . On top of that, Chancellor Helge Braun (CDU) ignored a […]]]>

Shortly before the elections, the former federal government demonstrated what is wrong with digital policy in Germany: the Federal Chancellery released an app for digital identifications called ID-Wallet and sent it to the Ministry of ‘Interior, which is in fact responsible for the problem. . On top of that, Chancellor Helge Braun (CDU) ignored a warning from the Federal Office for Information Security, which said the app was dangerous.

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It turned out as it should: Within days of launching it, security experts tore up the app in public, and Braun’s project team humbly removed it. But citizens’ trust in the state was already shaken – as vanity and quarrels over skills clearly mattered more than a well-thought-out concept.

Traffic light bosses Christian Lindner (FDP), Olaf Scholz (SPD), Annalena Baerbock (Greens) and Robert Habeck (Greens): who controls digitization remains open.

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A well-founded digital policy from a single source is therefore the wish of many experts in the next federal government. But the coalition agreement between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP remains unclear on this issue: digital skills within the federal government must be “reorganized and regrouped”, write the partners, but leave completely open what they hear over there.

It is clear that the traffic light does not set up a new digital ministry. Instead, she wants to upgrade the former Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructures to “Transport and Digital”. The house, which will be managed by the FDP in the future, will not be a super digital department. It could take over some of the powers of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, for example, but the important digitization of the administration remains with the Ministry of the Interior, according to the SPD. Other departments are also allowed to continue working on digital issues.

The Bitkom trade association hopes that the Ministry of Transport will at least have overall control: “Now we have to show that in practice it will have all the rights and resources to focus and promote digitization. The traffic light itself doesn’t say a word about it in the contract. Otherwise, she only alluded to the subject of control: the Federal IT Cooperation (Fitko), an interface between the federal government and the Länder, should receive more money. The federal CIO, which works at the Ministry of the Interior and which some experts believe should be strengthened, is not even mentioned in the contract.

The previously rather representative office of the digital minister of state (formerly Dorothee Bär, CSU) is missing from the list of ministers of state, so it appears to be omitted. Otherwise, there is no indication that the fire wants to tighten structures, for example by merging authorities such as the Federal Network Agency and the mobile communications infrastructure company, which are treading on each other. In the opinion of many experts, this is urgent. “There are too many authorities, too many committees, too many working groups”, complains behind closed doors a senior federal official.

In terms of financing also, the traffic light remains unclear. She wants “a central additional digital budget”, but does not name any amount and no manager. You also look in vain for time targets. Neither with the digitalization of the administration nor with the expansion of broadband, the future coalition partners say what should happen by when.

When it comes to reforming federalism, they are also cautious: they want to talk to the Länder about it, but they do not specify a deadline. In the field of education, they wish to endow countries with a “digital pact 2.0” for equipment, maintenance and administration.

After all, some goals seem ambitious even without a timeline. The traffic light wants to test all laws for numerical adequacy, abolish written form requirements with the stroke of a pen and standardize terms like “income”, which should make it easier to apply – for example for family allowances – . Ultimately, state benefits should even “be paid automatically”. E-government pioneers like Denmark are examples of this.

Overall, however, the digital chapter seems slim, especially considering that it sits right at the start of the contract – even before climate protection.

If the fire partners remain vague on the digitization of the State, they make clear announcements in terms of civil rights and computer security and respond to the demands of civil society. The writing of the Greens and the FDP is clearly recognizable here.

Unlike the CDU and CSU, the traffic light for example does not want video surveillance with facial recognition, no real name obligation in social networks and no state counter-attacks against hackers (“hackbacks “).

When it comes to encryption, the three stand out from the Union: instead of backdoors for investigators, they want a “right to encryption”. In order to bring this to life, authorities should offer “the possibility of true encrypted communication” – a system with end-to-end encryption instead of De-Mail which can be read by investigators. “Measures of digitization of private communications”, as foreseen by the European Commission, rejects the traffic light.

When it comes to security breaches as well, the traffic light follows the demands of organizations such as the Chaos Computer Club: investigators and intelligence services should no longer be allowed to contain the breaches, but rather report them to the Federal Office for Information Security. The latter must “always endeavor to close it as quickly as possible”. This does not go far enough for the Society for Freedom Rights: Authorities should also be prohibited from commissioning private companies as hackers – as with the Pegasus Trojan.

Unlike the former federal government, the traffic light does not want to allow federal police to infiltrate smartphones and computers with state Trojans – at least “as long as the protection of the central domain of privacy. is not insured ”. The trio don’t go so far as to get rid of state Trojans again.

The traffic light is also not saying goodbye to the controversial and currently suspended data retention. However, she wants to defuse it so “that the data can be stored in a legally secure manner and on the basis of a judicial decision”. In the future, providers could presumably delete the bulk of login data as soon as they no longer need it for billing purposes, and would only have to keep individual data longer than requested by customers. investigators (“quick freeze” concept).

The traffic light wishes to associate this system with a new “login trap” proposed by the association affiliated to the SPD D64. At the request of the police, social media operators should pass on the IP address of suspects as soon as they reconnect. Investigators could then obtain the name and address with the assistance of the supplier.

One of the successes of the Greens in particular is the statement in the coalition agreement that in the future the federal government should “generally” order open source software – a commitment that leaves loopholes open, but which constitutes a big step forward compared to the last of the Union. coalition agreement and SPD, where the subject of open source was not even mentioned.

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London is making traffic light changes https://piazzaduomo2.com/london-is-making-traffic-light-changes/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 19:00:08 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/london-is-making-traffic-light-changes/ (Posted on December 2, 2021) By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor Following the completion of a traffic study, the City of London is moving ahead with the traffic light changes and some associated parking changes. The city is removing traffic lights at five intersections to improve traffic flow: High and Union streets, High and Oak, High […]]]>

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By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Following the completion of a traffic study, the City of London is moving ahead with the traffic light changes and some associated parking changes.

The city is removing traffic lights at five intersections to improve traffic flow: High and Union streets, High and Oak, High and Westmoor Drive, Main and Fourth, and Main and Second. (Originally the light at the intersection of Main and First was included in this list, but was later removed from the list).

During the 90-day traffic survey, which ended on November 22, the street department turned off the traffic lights at these five intersections and monitored the intersections for incidents. Police did not report any accidents at these intersections during the study period.

The street service is in the process of removing the lights at these intersections. The department will repaint the crosswalks if the weather permits and will install “give way to pedestrians” signs.

The city is also removing some parking spaces at these intersections as they obstruct the view from side streets.

“The most obstructed view is on Main Street and Second Street where we have staging areas,” said Rex Castle, director of the city’s security service.

The city is cutting parking spaces at three of the four corners of Main and Second. The yellow paint which signifies the ban on parking will be extended along the borders. In addition, what will become the new first parking spaces in these bends will be reserved for compact cars to further improve visibility.

“This should give a lot of sight to see oncoming traffic,” Castle said.

On November 18, the city council passed a law regarding the compact car designation for these locations. Anyone who violates the designation will be fined $ 25 after the signs are installed. Until then, the city will issue warnings. The city defines a compact car as being 161 to 187 inches long with a combined passenger and cargo volume of 100 to 109 cubic feet.

The city is also removing a parking spot perpendicular to the southwest corner of Main and Fourth streets at the courthouse.

In addition to removing all five traffic lights, the city is replacing all of its remaining traffic lights and controllers, moving to brighter, more efficient LED units. The new units have been ordered and are expected to arrive within the next two months. The installation schedule will depend on the weather, Castle said.

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Traffic light installed at 12th and River in Holland https://piazzaduomo2.com/traffic-light-installed-at-12th-and-river-in-holland/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:05:51 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/traffic-light-installed-at-12th-and-river-in-holland/ HOLLAND – A new traffic light hasbeen installed at 12th Street and River Avenue in Holland. City hopes the traffic lights will make it easier and safer for walkers and cyclists to cross busy River Avenue at the south end of Centennial Park at Holland Town Hall and the District Library. by Herrick. A press […]]]>

HOLLAND – A new traffic light hasbeen installed at 12th Street and River Avenue in Holland.

City hopes the traffic lights will make it easier and safer for walkers and cyclists to cross busy River Avenue at the south end of Centennial Park at Holland Town Hall and the District Library. by Herrick.

A press release from the city said the signal would be set to a flashing amber light for the first week of operation before beginning its regular traffic control cycle, which the city said would coordinate with the other signals on River Avenue.

Prior to the addition of the traffic lights, traffic on River Avenue did not stop at 12th Street, while traffic on 12th Street had stop signs at River Avenue in both directions.

The location was chosen based on community feedback, Project Oz art installations adjacent to the intersection, nearby MAX Transit bus stops, and proximity to the Library and City Hall.

A 2019 city-commissioned traffic study found that a traffic light was not justified by car and pedestrian numbers or crash numbers at the intersection, but the study concluded that the traffic light would be beneficial as it would reduce the risk of serious accidents and make the area more pedestrian friendly.

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‘No one stops’: petition seeks push-button traffic light near Memorial Spaulding School https://piazzaduomo2.com/no-one-stops-petition-seeks-push-button-traffic-light-near-memorial-spaulding-school/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:36:00 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/no-one-stops-petition-seeks-push-button-traffic-light-near-memorial-spaulding-school/ “When you’re a parent you want your kids to be a little more independent,” she said. “But when you live in such a dangerous place, which almost looks like a freeway, you can’t really give them that independence because you just don’t have the basic safety to let them wander around.” Since 2016, there have […]]]>

“When you’re a parent you want your kids to be a little more independent,” she said. “But when you live in such a dangerous place, which almost looks like a freeway, you can’t really give them that independence because you just don’t have the basic safety to let them wander around.”

Since 2016, there have been eight collisions involving cars at the intersection, including three with other vehicles, one with a cyclist and one with a pedestrian, according to data from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. In January 2020, a car struck a crossing guard at the intersection. This, along with another incident near an elementary school, prompted the mayor to educate residents about pedestrian safety in Newton.

The petition has more than 300 signatures and Hariskov said other members of the community have supported efforts to increase the safety of the school, which has nearly 500 students.

“We tried to get the attention of the city,” Hariskov said. “No one is really helping.”

In an emailed statement, Newton Transportation Director Jason Sobel said the city was aware of the petition for a pedestrian traffic light and had made several changes around the school to increase safety for pedestrians, including the school zone flashing at 20 miles per hour. two-way traffic lights on Brookline Street, speed signs and pavement markings in wide parts of the street to better define the lanes for drivers.

“The safety of pedestrians around schools is a very high priority for the city,” Sobel said in the statement.

Julie McDonough, communications director for Newton Public Schools, described in an email how Memorial Spaulding Principal Tom Morris encourages families to demand changes and voice their concerns through formal processes of the city. The city has an online form for accepting “traffic calming” requests.

Sobel said in the statement that the city will consider potential options for additional safety measures on Brookline Street after issuing a memorandum this winter summarizing the community’s demands for traffic calming improvements on Newton’s streets.

Ashley Garcia, another parent of Memorial Spaulding students, said she believes if the city does not improve safety measures outside the school, more people could be injured.

“There are a lot of times that myself and my kids with a crossing guard have almost been hit,” Garcia said. “Crossing that Brookline Street is so dangerous. Nobody stops.

Garcia said she believes a new traffic light could bring a sense of security when crossing the street.

“The light will flash,” she said. “The cars will stop.”

Brendan Kearney, deputy director of Walk Boston – a nonprofit that works to make Massachusetts more accessible on foot – said Brookline Street is a windy and wide road, allowing people to go faster.

Kearney said adding something like an elevated crosswalk could be beneficial for the area, especially given the average annual daily traffic of nearly 8,000 vehicles in this area of ​​Brookline Street, according to data from MassDOT road inventory.

“It’s an artery where people use it to cross different areas, which makes it a fast moving street,” he said. “There are no conflicts around. It’s not like there is parking in this section. So they really have a lot of width to work with.

For Rabbi Mendy Uminer of the Chabad Center in Chestnut Hill, the decision to add a push-button traffic light is “no brainer”. He said adding a traffic light would make everyone’s life safer.

“The Hartman intersection is crazy because cars are coming, and there’s a guard trying to pass the kids back and forth and direct traffic,” he said. “It’s not in the ability of a goalie to do everything that needs to be done in that corner.”

Uminer said he “absolutely” supports the petition because the whole effort is to protect children.

“When it comes to children, safety and the value of life, it’s never good to wait for disaster or something really sad to happen,” he said. “Why wait?”

Colbi Edmonds can be contacted at newtonreport@globe.com.

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Jacinda Ardern plans to move all of New Zealand under ‘traffic light’ framework with Auckland to help increase COVID-19 vaccination rates https://piazzaduomo2.com/jacinda-ardern-plans-to-move-all-of-new-zealand-under-traffic-light-framework-with-auckland-to-help-increase-covid-19-vaccination-rates/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 20:49:30 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/jacinda-ardern-plans-to-move-all-of-new-zealand-under-traffic-light-framework-with-auckland-to-help-increase-covid-19-vaccination-rates/ The freedoms people have will be determined by vaccination certificates. For example, when Auckland goes through a ‘red’ light, drop-in locations can open up to 100 fully vaccinated people, but companies that choose not to use certificates must remain contactless. While this is great for Auckland given its months of lockdown, Ardern acknowledged in an […]]]>

The freedoms people have will be determined by vaccination certificates. For example, when Auckland goes through a ‘red’ light, drop-in locations can open up to 100 fully vaccinated people, but companies that choose not to use certificates must remain contactless.

While this is great for Auckland given its months of lockdown, Ardern acknowledged in an interview with Newsroom’s Jo Moir that there is little incentive for people on Alert Level 2 to get vaccinated, as there is less freedom for them under the traffic light system.

At Wellington Alert Level 2, for example, unvaccinated people are free to enter any premises they choose. But when Wellington enters the traffic light system, people will suddenly be forced to prove they have been vaccinated to enter gyms, concerts and more.

Ardern told Newsroom that moving all of New Zealand under the new traffic light framework while Auckland “could play a role in helping us raise rates.”

She added: “We didn’t make any decisions, but I have in mind that was the way it was designed to work.”

The rest of the country is catching up, 90 percent of the first dose. But it is not in all regions. Tairawhiti is the lowest with 81% of first dose, so it remains to be seen if Rhythm and Vines will move forward, given that organizers have said they are expected to see 90%.

It is not yet clear how regional travel will work. Ardern promised Aucklanders that they could travel during the summer, but she did not rule out the hours allotted by the state to leave the city to avoid the build-up of traffic while authorities verify the certificates of vaccine.

The idea has been widely ridiculed, but COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has said the government needs to consider its options.

As with the rest of the country, summer travel also remains unclear. Wellingtonians on Alert Level 2, for example, can travel freely to other parts of the country without COVID, but that could change once the Aucklanders are released.

Cabinet is expected to provide clarification on Monday.

Regarding the international border, Ardern shows no signs of changing its position on forcing arrivals to spend seven days in a state-run isolation and quarantine facility, despite experts pointing out that the chambers would be better served to welcome local COVID-19. case.

“Our priority in the first quarter of next year is to allow doubly vaccinated Kiwis overseas who can isolate themselves at home to return to the New Zealand shores,” she told Newsroom.

“We were very clear that this would be staged. We don’t just lift the border and let everyone in, because if we’re using self-isolation, you have to focus on the people who have the ability to self-isolate, who are New Zealand citizens. ”

As of Thursday, 152 cases of COVID-19 were detected in Auckland and none in MIQ.

Figures released by National COVID-19 spokesperson Chris Bishop show more than 230,000 people were unable to secure a spot in MIQ due to such a request and more than 80,000 signed a petition to get rid of it.

“If you don’t have any measures at the border, you see additional cases, which leads to a pretty big increase in your outbreaks,” Ardern told reporters on Monday.

“Even with self-isolation, there are some estimates that if 20,000 citizens returned, even with self-isolation, you would have up to 20 cases per week sown in the community.”

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Bendigo Health Introduces Traffic Light System for COVID-19 Test Hours | Bendigo Advertiser https://piazzaduomo2.com/bendigo-health-introduces-traffic-light-system-for-covid-19-test-hours-bendigo-advertiser/ https://piazzaduomo2.com/bendigo-health-introduces-traffic-light-system-for-covid-19-test-hours-bendigo-advertiser/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 01:00:00 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/bendigo-health-introduces-traffic-light-system-for-covid-19-test-hours-bendigo-advertiser/ coronavirus, 7:30 p.m. BENDIGO Health has introduced a new system to tell people roughly how long the waits for COVID-19 are. A spokesperson said the new webpage would tell customers how busy their sites are in real time. “We have introduced a new traffic light system on our website to notify wait times for our […]]]>

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7:30 p.m. BENDIGO Health has introduced a new system to tell people roughly how long the waits for COVID-19 are. A spokesperson said the new webpage would tell customers how busy their sites are in real time. “We have introduced a new traffic light system on our website to notify wait times for our two COVID -19 testing clinics,” they said. More news: Toyworld anonymous donor Bendigo pays the breaks triggering a flood of more donations. located at the Bendigo Exhibition Grounds and on McLaren Street and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can find the website online here. 4:10 p.m. ANOTHER Bendigo business has closed after being exposed to COVID-19 this week. Staff from the Axedale General Store took to social media to confirm that a positive COVID-19 case had visited the company on November 9 at 8:50 a.m. More information: Air Wing Police Joins Search for Local 47-year-old Pam in Mandurang South “We informed people in the store at time of contact and closed for the day for a thorough cleaning and taking all precautionary measures we need to keep the community and ourselves safe, “the post said.” We have been in contact with the health department. and following all instructions from them. ” will reopen normally on Wednesday, November 10 at 6 a.m. “12:30 p.m. GRAND Bendigo recorded 17 new cases of coronavirus overnight, bringing the region’s total number of active cases to 216. More News: Meanwhile, the Campaspe Shire recorded seven cases and the Macedon Rangers in on t recorded 14. The Mount Alexander Shire recorded four new cases and the Loddon County one. Other news: Two residents confirmed the victims of a fatal crash at Heathcote Earlier, VICTORIA recorded 1,069 new cases of COVID-19 overnight. Unfortunately, there were 10 more deaths. A total of 579 people are hospitalized with the virus, 90 are in intensive care unit and 55 are on ventilators. Related: Level one and two exposure sites in Bendigo and surrounding areas There have been 11,269 vaccines administered and the number of people who have had both injections stands at 4,715,364. hours, more than 47,000 test results were received. The numbers come as Bendigo Health has confirmed that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson said that even if there was not much information available, hospital services would not be affected. “All the necessary infection control procedures are underway,” they said. More News: LASPA Donates Defibrator Machine to Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club This comes as Boort District Health has confirmed COVID-19 positive case has gone to hospital last week. In a social media post, the health service confirmed the case treated on Wednesday, November 3. Two residents of the Glanville Village senior care facility have also tested positive for COVID-19. Echuca regional health has confirmed that a COVID-19 epidemic has been declared in the village following the positive results. Other news: The Djaara Lights display showcases the culture, language and art of the traditional owners of Bendigo. Howlett said in an email sent earlier this morning. “An epidemic control meeting was called last night, involving officials from LM’s Public Health Unit and the Commonwealth State Department of Health. ERH staff were praised for the measures that have been taken so far in managing the outbreak. ” Dr Howlett said the village will remain blocked until further notice. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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South Main: Reduced traffic light times to facilitate traffic | New https://piazzaduomo2.com/south-main-reduced-traffic-light-times-to-facilitate-traffic-new/ https://piazzaduomo2.com/south-main-reduced-traffic-light-times-to-facilitate-traffic-new/#respond Fri, 05 Nov 2021 23:00:00 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/south-main-reduced-traffic-light-times-to-facilitate-traffic-new/ MARYVILLE, Mo. – Traffic light timing was adjusted Friday and next week 25 mph speed limit signs will be placed throughout the South Main corridor, the city said in a construction update of the South Main Corridor Improvement Project. In an email to stakeholders on Friday afternoon, City Manager Greg McDanel said Mid-American Traffic Signal […]]]>

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Traffic light timing was adjusted Friday and next week 25 mph speed limit signs will be placed throughout the South Main corridor, the city said in a construction update of the South Main Corridor Improvement Project.

In an email to stakeholders on Friday afternoon, City Manager Greg McDanel said Mid-American Traffic Signal was on site Friday to adjust the signal at South Avenue and South Main Street. Each direction will continue to cycle one cycle at a time, but the time has been reduced to 30 seconds for north and south, and 20 seconds for east and west. McDanel said the decrease in the interval time will reduce traffic delays experienced over the past week. In addition, the green arrows for left turns have been restored.

Early next week, teams will place eight speed limit signs – 25 mph – throughout the project corridor. McDanel encouraged drivers to reduce their speed and drive safely because the corridor is an active construction area.

Also next week, the contractor will begin installing a storm sewer between Northwest Cell and Scooters.

And earlier this week, McDanel said left-turn access to businesses along the corridor was suspended for about 24 hours as crews restricted the current three-lane setup. With a few minor exceptions, he said, the current three-lane setup will remain in place for most of the winter.

Contractor VF Anderson Builders, SK Design Group and the City of Maryville continue to work with various utility companies on relocation and potential conflict resolution.

When the first phase of the massive infrastructure overhaul is complete, which is expected to take approximately 18 months, the stretch from the South Avenue intersection in the south to the State Route V intersection will see functional improvements. and transformative aesthetics, including:

  • Installation of edging / gutter
  • Closed storm sewer system
  • Access points realigned to properties
  • Additional lanes for turning right
  • Widened intersections
  • New traffic lights on South Avenue, State Route V, and Walmart North Entrance
  • Replacing the waterline
  • Underground electric utilities
  • Improved public lighting
  • Addition of trails and sidewalks
  • New orientation signage
  • Landscaping improvements

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Cumnock: Mom hopes lessons will be learned from traffic light ‘fiasco’ https://piazzaduomo2.com/cumnock-mom-hopes-lessons-will-be-learned-from-traffic-light-fiasco/ https://piazzaduomo2.com/cumnock-mom-hopes-lessons-will-be-learned-from-traffic-light-fiasco/#respond Thu, 04 Nov 2021 07:00:46 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/cumnock-mom-hopes-lessons-will-be-learned-from-traffic-light-fiasco/ WORRIED mom prays she’ll never be in the position of guessing again when her kids can cross at a busy intersection in Cumnock. Last month, The Chronicle reported that the traffic lights adjacent to Auchinleck Road, Lugar Street, Barrhill Road and Tanyard were turned off due to a fault, leaving it to drivers to make […]]]>

WORRIED mom prays she’ll never be in the position of guessing again when her kids can cross at a busy intersection in Cumnock.

Last month, The Chronicle reported that the traffic lights adjacent to Auchinleck Road, Lugar Street, Barrhill Road and Tanyard were turned off due to a fault, leaving it to drivers to make their own decisions when it is safe to travel.

But it wasn’t just the drivers who were on their own. Those seeking to cross one of the roads around the faulty lights were also left to their own accord when it was safe to cross the road with oncoming three-lane traffic.

The area is a popular place for children who walk to school and for adults who take their children there.

Mum Kimberley Clarke would take her two children to school in the morning from the bus stop area, when she couldn’t believe the traffic lights were not working and there was nothing in place to ensure safety people.

She told The Chronicle: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when we came along the road and the lights were out and it was a total melee.

“Obviously taking my kids to school was terrifying, but I’m grateful that I was there with them to make sure they were safe.

“There were kids there who didn’t have a parent or guardian with them and they kind of clung to any adult to help them cross the road safely.

“I don’t know how the board thought it was the right thing to do, just let people make those judgments for themselves.

“I am afraid to think about what could have happened in the worst case, because I am surprised that someone was not seriously injured there. Whether it’s a driver or someone crossing the roads.

“I hope they have learned their lessons and that nothing like this will happen again, because it was terrifying when you have young children there.”

The council said the short duration of the repair was the reason no other passing patrol was in place, despite the issue that lasted through the night and the following afternoon.

A spokesperson said: “The Ayrshire Roads Alliance has been made aware of signal damage and an emergency fault was immediately reported to the Alliance signals subcontractor.

“Engineers went to the site this morning to install a replacement pole. The signals were operational at 12:05 p.m.

“Due to the short repair times and considering that there were other crosswalks on Tanyard and Barrhill Road, signs were installed to alert drivers and pedestrians that the signals were out of order. , rather than installing temporary traffic lights. ”

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The traffic light system: a path of progress or a divided society? https://piazzaduomo2.com/the-traffic-light-system-a-path-of-progress-or-a-divided-society/ Sun, 24 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://piazzaduomo2.com/the-traffic-light-system-a-path-of-progress-or-a-divided-society/ The new traffic light system revealed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday will see freedoms restored for fully vaccinated New Zealanders. And those who have not received two injections of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will be largely excluded from eating in restaurants, attending concerts and festivals, and even having their hair cut. In other words, […]]]>

The new traffic light system revealed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday will see freedoms restored for fully vaccinated New Zealanders. And those who have not received two injections of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will be largely excluded from eating in restaurants, attending concerts and festivals, and even having their hair cut.

In other words, those who are not vaccinated will experience a limited version of everyday life in society.

This is only fair for those who have made the choice to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others, Ardern said – and the new system seeks to offer people with double the blow “protection from those who don’t. not made that choice ”.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Grant Robertson, Chris Hipkins and Peeni Henare present the new traffic light system on Friday.

In order to leave the old alert level system behind and move to the traffic light – where even red, businesses can stay open – ideally, district health boards will have immunized 90 percent of their eligible population.

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Vaccination certificates are at the center of it all. Even in the green surroundings, if certificates are not used, there will be limits of 100 people, with physical distancing, at venues, gatherings, events and gymnasiums.

“If you want summer, if you want to go to bars and restaurants, get the shot,” Ardern said. “If you want to have your hair cut, get vaccinated. If you want to go to a concert or a festival, get yourself vaccinated. If you want to go to a gym or sporting event, get vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, there will be some everyday things that you will miss.

Companies that choose not to use certificates will either be closed or have public health measures in place.

The anti-vaccination groups have described Aotearoa’s way forward as a system of segregation. They echo international anti-vaccination groups who claim they are suffering from “medical apartheid” – an offensive and inappropriate comparison to enforced racial segregation.

But there are legitimate fears that the groups that were left behind in the vaccine rollout will be further marginalized. Rhys Jones, a public health doctor and senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, says the new system could see Maori communities in particular face further discrimination.

“Access to education, employment and a range of social and leisure activities may be restricted for those who are not vaccinated, which is likely to disproportionately affect those already among them. the most marginalized in society. “

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A new system of “traffic lights” for the management of Covid-19 will replace – in the long term – the existing alert levels.

Jones, along with other health experts, previously pointed to the glaring inequality in the rollout of the vaccine in the country. He now fears that Maori communities may become the scapegoats for delays in meeting immunization targets, fueling racist narratives.

“There is a real risk that this inequity can now be used as a weapon against Maori communities as the government seeks to shirk responsibility and blame Maori for misuse of vaccination. “

We know that Maori and Pasifika are at greater risk of catching the virus and becoming seriously ill or dying once infected. Jones says the government must take responsibility for an inequitable vaccine rollout and do everything possible to address it.

“They must be true to their word to leave no one behind.”

John McMillan, a professor at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Otago and editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, agrees that before switching to the new system, everyone must have had the opportunity to be vaccinated.

“One of the challenges is that we really have to lay the foundations for fairness and equal opportunity. “

While he understands that people are exercised about the idea of ​​restrictions based on immunization status, it helps to keep in mind that our lives are already very structured by the country we live in and its system. legal.

“There are a bunch of ways to do things and not to do things because there is a system in place that is inherently coercive. And we don’t mind, in fact we are thankful that there is a structure around these things.

The next time you get in a car, he says, think about why you are driving on the left side of the road and why you are grateful that the person coming your way is doing the same.

“If anyone chose to ignore the rules and drive on the wrong side of the road, they would be punished somehow. We do not see this as problematic.

While he understands the role of informed consent in medical treatment and vaccination, he hopes people can view vaccination as something they do to help protect the safety of others.

New Zealand has set a relatively high vaccination target compared to many other countries.

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New Zealand has set a relatively high vaccination target compared to many other countries.

“There are things we are already doing, as medical professionals, as university professors, as a person in a professional role, to protect the safety of the people we are trying to help. And it’s about doing the things we need to do to do our jobs well and take care of the people we serve.

Abroad, doctors have expressed anger at having to treat voluntarily unvaccinated Covid-19 patients, putting hospital staff and other patients needlessly at risk. In the United States, almost all Covid-19 deaths now occur among Americans who are not fully vaccinated.

People who were initially reluctant but then decided to get bitten were motivated by the increase in the number of cases and seeing hospitals filling up with Covid-19 patients, international surveys have shown. Other major motivations included the desire to participate in activities requiring vaccination and social pressure from family and friends.

Psychologist Sarb Johal says it's important to continue to reach out to those who refuse to be vaccinated and let them know it's OK if they change their position.

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Psychologist Sarb Johal says it’s important to continue to reach out to those who refuse to be vaccinated and let them know it’s OK if they change their position.

Registered clinical psychologist Dr Sarb Johal says it is important to continue to address the concerns of people in our social circles who are unsure of getting the vaccine: “Don’t give up on them. “

Especially powerful are stories of people who were initially hesitant but ended up getting shot, according to Johal.

“It’s good to change your mind, you can do it without losing face. And it is important that people have every chance to change their mind.

Based on what has happened in other countries, Johal says we can expect more people to roll up their sleeves when they realize the limits that would otherwise be placed on their daily activities.

“We have a few weeks to really focus on protecting as many people as possible. This is going to be critical.

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