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2014-04-27 12:20:12

MILTON, ON, April 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today launched Rail Safety Week with new funding to improve railway crossings. This year, Transport Canada will provide more than $9.2 million for improvements at over 600 railway crossings across the country through its Grade Crossing Improvement Program (GCIP). Under the GCIP, eligible railway crossings are upgraded based on factors such as traffic volume and accident history. Improvements may include installing...

2011-06-29 06:19:00

CARDIFF, Wales, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Confused.com has designed a new road sign, specifically to alert road users to the UK's two million potholes.* The road sign is the first of its kind and the car insurance expert is petitioning to urge the Department for Transport to introduce it to roads across the UK. A constant source of frustration for drivers, the sign has been developed in response to recent findings that even with sufficient budgets; it would take...

2010-10-01 14:50:00

CLEARFIELD, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A PennDOT worker, Jack Griffin, 51, of Bradford, was killed today when a vehicle crashed into a work zone on State Route 646 in Foster Township, McKean County. "It is difficult to lose a member of our PennDOT family," said Ron Keim, assistant district executive for maintenance in PennDOT Engineering District 2. "Our thoughts are with Jack's family and friends as they face this sudden and devastating loss." Griffin was a flag-person...

2008-07-20 09:00:24

Our view: Newcomers, longtime desert dwellers must heed nature's warnings Desert dwellers come to love and respect the heavy rains of the monsoon for their beauty, the welcome reprieve they offer from the summer heat and their power. But anyone who has experienced the power of the summer storms also understands the terrible force they can unleash. Monsoon storms can bring obvious damage in downed powerlines or uprooted trees. But their biggest dangers run deeper - and faster. Tucsonans...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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