2 dead in fiery, wrong-way crash on 110 Freeway in Harbor Gateway

Noble Horvath

A motorist traveling in the wrong direction died along with another driver in a fiery collision on the 110 Freeway in the Harbor Gateway area early Saturday, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol received calls about a vehicle heading south on the northbound lanes around 4:12 a.m., Officer Andrew Minor said.

The first caller reported spotting a wrong-way driver in the El Segundo area, according to CHP.

Responding officers later found an overturned vehicle and a second car engulfed in flames about 4 to 5 miles away, on the overpass near the 182nd Street onramp, Minor said.

The crash left the vehicles, a sedan and an SUV, badly damaged, and it’s unclear which was traveling the wrong direction, Minor said.

It remains under investigation whether speed, drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, according to the officer.

CHP issued a SigAlert, closing down the northbound lanes as officers assessed

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second IndyCar Gateway race one of my best ever

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a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: VeeKay: second IndyCar Gateway race one of my best

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VeeKay: second IndyCar Gateway race one of my best

Ed Carpenter Racing rookie Rinus VeeKay hailed Sunday’s IndyCar race at Gateway as “one of the best races I have ever driven” en route to a hard-fought fourth place finish.

VeeKay, who leads the rookie standings, climbed from 14th to sixth in Saturday’s race one, at a track in which he had won in Pro Mazda (now known as Indy Pro 2000) in 2018 on his way to the title.

The Dutchman had also finished second at the Illinois circuit in Indy Lights last year on his way to the runner-up spot in the championship.

After the first race, VeeKay was confident enough to declare that “we were on our way to the podium, I think, but a yellow kind of screwed me.”

VeeKay excelled in the second race, despite starting 18th, and passed six cars on the

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Councillors Contemplate Gateway Project | Scoop News

Noble Horvath

Kāpiti Coast District councillors and community board
representatives met on Tuesday 11 August to discuss the
government’s financial commitment to the Kāpiti Gateway
project and next steps.

Mayor Gurunathan acknowledged
that there has been a lot of stakeholder and community
conversation about the Gateway and says it is important that
Councillors now take the time to carefully weigh up broader
social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits of
this project alongside the financial

“Councillors have directed Council
staff to undertake further work to test the assumptions, and
further refine, the indicative business case that was
developed to support the Council’s application to the
Provincial Growth Fund. This includes looking at a range of
scenarios for how the ongoing operational costs of a Gateway
centre might be met.

“This project is a potential
game-changer for our district and therefore

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Maharashtra government plans facelift for Gateway of India – mumbai news

Noble Horvath

The Maharashtra government is planning to revamp one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country — the Gateway of India. In its upgradation and renovation plan, the state is looking to give an introduction of the financial capital of the country at the site.

The government has roped in conservation architect Abha Lambah, who has prepared three proposals for the revamp. The revamp will include the integration of the monument’s conservation, facilities for tourists, crowd management and security upgradation.

Despite being one of the most visited monuments, there is no proper infrastructure for site management or facilities for visitors at Gateway of India.

“The design has been made to integrate all the requirements, such as creating right facilities and infrastructure, while ensuring visual access to visitors, so that they can see the Gateway of India, the sea and will get a chance to see the imposing statue of

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Bigger precinct, light and sound show at Gateway of India soon – mumbai news

Noble Horvath

A clutter-free bigger precinct with seating arrangement for visitors, and the most advanced light and sound show in Mumbai will be among the new highlights as the Maharashtra government is planning to revamp the British era Gateway of India. Tourists will be able to get all the facilities required at a tourist destination. They will also get an introduction to the financial capital of the country and Maharashtra as a state.

Despite being one of the most visited destinations in the country, the monument has no proper infrastructure for site management and also lacks facilities for the visitors. The new plan also envisages a proper crowd management system and security arrangements.

The state has roped in Abha Lambah, a conservation architect, who has prepared three proposals. It has also formed a committee of senior officials to execute the project.

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Franchitti to return to IndyCar cockpit in two-seater before Gateway race

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Dario Franchitti wearing a hat: Franchitti to drive two-seat IndyCar at Gateway

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Franchitti to drive two-seat IndyCar at Gateway

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will return to the cockpit this weekend at Gateway to drive Honda’s two-seat IndyCar at the start of the race.

Franchitti was forced to end his 17-season Indycar career at least a year before he had intended after a huge accident at Houston in September 2013 left him with severe concussion and an ankle injury.

Since then, the Scot has demonstrated and occasionally raced historic cars, but this will be his first time piloting Honda’s traditional ‘Fastest Seat in Sports’ two-seat IndyCar.

That programme is now in its 11th year and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week one of its regular drivers, Mario Andretti, took son Michael around before the Indy 500.

Franchitti will lead the pack around the 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway for Sunday’s second race.

His passenger

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Europe tests gateway for tracing apps to work across borders

Noble Horvath

The trial starting Monday will allow national computer systems that run tracing apps in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Latvia to communicate with each other via a central hub.

If the tests succeed, travelers from each of the six countries will be able to use their own apps while abroad in the other five to ensure they’re notified if they have been in close contact to another user who tests positive.

Tracing apps were touted as a potentially game-changing tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but most have been beset with privacy concerns, technical problems or users’ apathy.

Among the most popular apps is the one developed in Germany, which has been downloaded 18 million times in a country of 83 million. So far an estimated 3,700 people in Germany have confirmed in the app that they tested positive, alerting other users they were in close

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Despite Gateway win, Josef Newgarden losing ground to Scott Dixon for IndyCar title

Noble Horvath

For the fourth year running, the Scott Dixon-Josef Newgarden title bout lives on, though with five races to go, not nearly as tightly as the Team Penske driver would wish. Sunday’s race-winner at Gateway exits the weekend with three poles on the year, to Dixon’s none, and holds a hefty lead on laps led in 2020 (400, the overall series lead, to Dixon’s 340 in second-place) – yet he finds himself falling behind.

a man holding a sign: Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Madison, Ill.

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Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Madison, Ill.

Unloading at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Newgarden found himself in a manageable 49-point hole. But after the two drivers split the weekend doubleheader at Gateway, that deficit has ballooned to 96.

a group of people standing on top of a snow covered slope: Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Madison, Ill.

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Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning an IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway on Sunday,

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Florida’s status as gateway to the stars grounded in enhanced bonding capacities and tax incentives

Noble Horvath

With Hurricane Isaias forecast to menace Florida’s east coast, NASA and SpaceX have moved Sunday’s splashdown of two astronauts returning from the international Space Station from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico.

The return of Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, who became the first two NASA astronauts to launch into space from U.S. soil in a decade and the first to do so in a privately owned spaceship when they lifted off on May 30 from Cape Canaveral, will also mark the first “splashdown” of space voyagers in 45 years, according to NASA.

Space X’s Dragon capsule containing the two is scheduled to drop into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle near Panama City, halfway between Tallahassee and Pensacola.

A successful splashdown would be boons for Elon Musk-owned Space X and, especially if done safely in a hurricane, for Florida’s burgeoning $20 billion aerospace industry.


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Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio gets nod for sub-sea cable gateway in Bengal – business news

Noble Horvath

Telecom giant Reliance Jio would be coming up with a cable landing station in West Bengal that would increase the state’s connectivity with European and Asian countries and attract investment, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.

She also announced that her government has decided to build a deep-sea port in East Midnapore district – the same district where the cable landing station would be built. The state is also coming up with a broadband policy.

“Reliance Jio has agreed to set up a cable landing station at Digha. They would invest more than Rs 1,000 crore. Reliance Jio had bid to build the station and the state government has allotted them land. The decision was taken in the cabinet on Wednesday,” Banerjee said at the state secretariat after a cabinet meeting.

Submarine cables provide international telecommunication links between countries and these cables terminate in a country through cable landing

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