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Meet the woman who gave birth on the side of the road



a person holding a baby: Cindy Korn, 25, was pregnant with her second child. She went into labour in the early hours of the morning. After taking 38 hours for her first birth, she decided to wait it out. But on her way to hospital, things escalated.


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Cindy Korn, 25, was pregnant with her second child. She went into labour in the early hours of the morning. After taking 38 hours for her first birth, she decided to wait it out. But on her way to hospital, things escalated.

Cindy Korn, 25, from Singleton, NSW, shares her true story;

Breathing deeply, I rubbed my aching baby bump and moaned.

“You need to call the hospital,” my partner, Beau, urged.

I rolled my eyes and waved him away.

“It’s too soon,” I argued. “They’ll only send me home.”

Forty weeks and five days into my pregnancy, I’d gone into labour.

It was 5am and I’d been experiencing contractions for three hours, but they were still spaced out, sometimes only coming every 10 minutes.

When I gave birth to our son, Dylan, four, I was in labour for 38 hours, so I

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Road improvements for Shropshire Welsh border hinted at in parliament

The A5/A483 Oswestry bypass

The Prime Minister replying to a question in the House of Commons from Clwyd South MP, Simon Baynes, said a scheme to improve the two trunk roads would be looked at among others.

The A483, which cuts through the villages of Llanymynech and Pant, where residents have campaigned for a bypass for four decades, joins the A5 at Oswestry with the Oswestry bypass and Chirk bypass major traffic bottlenecks particularly at rush hour and in peak holiday travel times.

There have also been calls to dual the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Welsh border.

Sir Peter Hendy CBE, who ran London’s transport network during the Olympics, will work closely with the devolved administrations, including the Welsh Assembly, looking road, rail, air and sea links, and how they could be improved to fuel the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is expected to publish his final

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Mesquite City Council approves expanded road improvements in two neighborhoods

Those living in the Quail Hollow and Town East Estates neighborhoods are the next Mesquite residents to have their streets designated for road repairs.

The Mesquite City Council approved two separate contracts at a Monday night meeting, clearing the way for localized concrete repair on streets, sidewalks, gutters and curbs. The work will begin as soon as next month.

Commissioner John Wiley Price, seen at a meeting March 19, 2020 in Dallas, is seeking re-election to a post he has held since 1985.

The council approved a $1.4 million contract with KIK Underground, LLC for the Quail Hollow project, which is expected to take six months. It also approved a $4.15 million contract with HQS Construction, LLC for the larger Town East Estates project, which is expected to take around a year.

“Quality streets in our neighborhoods is vital to maintaining community pride and curbside appeal of our housing stock,” Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer said in a statement. “The City Council is committed to repairing as many residential streets as possible, as quickly as

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Egypt- Planning Minister approves additional EGP 100m for Aswan-Al-Alaqi Road improvements

(MENAFN – Daily News Egypt) Egypt’s Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Said has approved an additional budget of EGP 100m for the Ministry of Transport to start raising the efficiency of the Aswan-Al-Alaqi Road.

The road, which runs for a total length of 150 km, has already been granted EGP 560m in funds for its development.

El-Said made note of the economic importance of the transportation sector, with transport networks of all kinds considered economic lifelines. She also said that these networks link production centres with consumer markets, whilst also ensuring that production sites can obtain the required raw materials and operating requirements.

She pointed out that the transport sector’s output is important for production in many commodity and service sectors, such as the trade, extractive and manufacturing sectors.

The minister said that a country’s productivity highlights the importance of a sound and efficient transportation sector. Improving transportation

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Road Runner: Report addresses Arizona’s infrastructure, advises on improvements | Local news

And it should increase in the years ahead as officials project tens of thousands more residents by 2040.

“Arizona’s road infrastructure is critical to the state’s economic success. Arizona’s population, 6.6 million people, is using more than 66,000 miles of public roads, each traveling an average of 36.4 miles per day,” engineers said.

However, 40% of Arizona’s urban interstates are already experiencing congestion during peak morning and evening hours, the report said.

“If completing the needed roadway improvements were possible, it could stimulate short-term and long-term economic growth by creating jobs, reducing travel delays and minimizing transportation costs.”

According to the report, Arizona can address this by providing “more money allocated to infrastructure by raising the gas tax and voting in favor of transportation initiatives.” Additionally, officials noted the gas tax was last increased in 1991 and remains the fifth-lowest gas tax in the nation.

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Much needed improvements coming to Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Improvements are finally coming to one of the most dangerous intersections in Horry County.



the inside of a building: SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.


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SCDOT is working on improvements to one of the most dangerous intersections in the county.

Between backed up traffic down Highway 501, to last-minute lane changes before a confusing intersection, Highway 501 and East Cox Ferry Road in Conway can be an everyday headache for Horry County drivers.

But it’s not just a headache. It can be deadly.

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety said in 2017, 2018, and 2019, throughout each year, there were over 100 accidents at the intersection. In 2019, a person was killed.

But the DOT said upgrades are coming.

“So anytime we look at improving intersections we look at a lot of these same type of corrective measures. As far as offsetting left-turn lanes, adding additional turn lanes,”

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After historic flooding, $30 million approved for Chesterfield road improvements

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) – The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors announced they have approved the allocation of $30 million in bonds for road and drainage improvements within the county.



a rainy day in the rain: Road and drainage improvements were needed after the historic flooding that occurred on Aug. 15.


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Road and drainage improvements were needed after the historic flooding that occurred on Aug. 15.

Road and drainage improvements were needed after the historic flooding that occurred on Aug. 15.

Chesterfield declares local state of emergency due to flooding

A significant portion of these funds will be used to improve the crossings on Otterdale Road which routinely flood during heavy rainstorms.

In addition to Otterdale Road, this funding will be used to improve other areas of concern throughout the county, including stream crossings such as:

  • Otterdale Branch
  • Horsepen Creek
  • Blackman Creek
  • Swift Creek
  • Tomahawk Creek

The county can begin field work to develop a design plan with the goal of having a conceptual design to share

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Road to Recovery Is Long, but Powell and Mnuchin Laud Improvements

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell share an elbow bump greeting Tuesday, prior to testifying before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s coronavirus disease pandemic. (Pool photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CN) — Over half of all jobs lost in pandemic-hit America have yet to return, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell offered hopeful analysis on the state of economic recovery Tuesday amid stalled relief talks in Congress.

Powell told members of the House Financial Services Committee that 11 million of 22 million Americans laid off thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic have already gone back to work.

“That’s really good progress. We’ve put, fully, half of those people back to work,” he said, adding that full recovery will still require getting a handle on the virus. 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Improvements At Wolfs Crossing, Harvey Road Intersection Approved

OSWEGO, IL — The Oswego Village Board passed two resolutions relating to the improvements at the intersection of Wolf’s Crossing and Harvey Road near Oswego East High School during its Sept. 1 meeting.

The first resolution appropriates $748,251 in Rebuild Illinois funds from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for improvements, and the second resolution authorizes the execution of Phase II engineering and land acquisition services with Alfred Benesch & Company, Inc., Chicago, for a maximum cost of $1,558,344.

As per village documents, Oswego has long recognized the need to improve Wolfs Crossing from Route 34 on the west to Route 30 on the east. This east-west corridor links Oswego and Oswego East High Schools and services as a regional conduit for travel through the village. The existing road is two lanes with agricultural ditches adjacent to the road.

The Village commissioned a Phase I engineering study to determine the purpose

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A $25 Million Grant Goes To Big Bend Road And I-75 Improvements

BLOOMINGDALE – RIVERVIEW, FL — In one of Hillsborough County’s fastest-growing areas, a major transportation corridor and interstate exchange project will improve safety and ease traffic for residents in the SouthShore region thanks in to a $25 million Federal Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, officials said.

Hillsborough County has been awarded the BUILD grant to help improve the Big Bend Road corridor and make it safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists as well as parents and children commuting to the two Hillsborough County schools on the corridor.

Plans include a multi-modal roadway with wide shared use asphalt paths and bike lanes along Old Big Bend Road that connect new neighborhoods in the area to the schools, shops and recreational activities along the corridor. The road originally was built in the 1960s when the area was primarily rural, but in the past 10 years, the corridor has bloomed

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