Genoa bridge collapse trial to open four years after disaster

Genoa bridge collapse trial to open four years after disaster

GENOA, July 7 (Reuters) - A trial of 59 people, including former Atlantia  CEO Giovanni Castellucci, over the deadly collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa opened on Thursday in front of relatives of the victims in the Italian port city. Likely to last more than a year, the trial is taking place in the largest hall in the Genoa court, while a marquee with video screens has been set up outside to accommodate hundreds more members of the public and journalists who want to attend. The road bridge, operated by Atlantia's motorway unit Autostrade per l'Italia (Aspi), collapsed at the peak of the summer holiday season…
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Italy orders 59 people to stand trial for Genoa bridge collapse

Italy orders 59 people to stand trial for Genoa bridge collapse

GENOA, Italy (Reuters) -An Italian judge on Thursday ordered 59 people, including former Atlantia CEO Giovanni Castellucci, to stand trial over the deadly collapse of a bridge in Genoa four years ago, judicial sources told Reuters. The trial will start in Genoa on July 7, the sources added. The road bridge, operated by Atlantia’s motorway unit Autostrade per l’Italia, collapsed in the port city on Aug. 14, 2018, killing 43 people and laying bare the dire state of Italy’s crumbling infrastructure. Paola Vicini, the mother of one of the victims, wept outside the court house on Thursday. “To the other…
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Genoa name former Ukraine coach Shevchenko as manager

Genoa name former Ukraine coach Shevchenko as manager

ROME (Reuters) - Genoa have appointed former Ukraine coach Andriy Shevchenko as their manager on a deal until 2024, the Serie A club announced on Sunday.  The former AC Milan striker, who won the 2004 Ballon d’Or after helping the Rossoneri to Serie A and Champions League triumphs, replaces Davide Ballardini following his sacking on Saturday. “Genoa announced that Andriy Shevchenko has reached an agreement to guide the Grifone until 30 June 2024,” read a club statement.  Shevchenko, 45, led Ukraine to the European Championship quarter-finals for the first time this year, where they were eliminated by England in Rome.…
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Italy’s oldest soccer club Genoa set to be bought by U.S. 777Partners

Italy’s oldest soccer club Genoa set to be bought by U.S. 777Partners

MILAN : Italian businessman Enrico Preziosi has agreed to sell Serie A club Genoa, Italy's oldest soccer club, to U.S. investment firm 777Partners, sources close to the deal said on Wednesday. One of the sources added that the deal could be announced as early as Thursday. Preziosi, head of Italian toy manufacturer Giochi Preziosi, took over in 2003 when the club was in Serie B. It was promoted four years later and has stayed in Italy's top Serie A league ever since. However, the entrepreneur has been trying to sell the club for several years amid poor results which have…
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Dzeko on target as champions Inter impress in win over Genoa

Dzeko on target as champions Inter impress in win over Genoa

Debutant striker Edin Dzeko was on target as Inter Milan got their Serie A title defence off to a flying start, thrashing Genoa 4-0 in their opening match of the season in front of fans in the San Siro on Saturday. Hakan Calhanoglu, who crossed the divide to sign for Inter from city rivals AC Milan in the summer, took centre stage from the off, setting up Milan Skriniar for his side's sixth-minute opener, before drilling home a second eight minutes later. The visitors had a great chance to get back in the contest just before the interval, but Yayah…
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Italy prosecutors seek trial for former Atlantia execs over bridge collapse

Italy prosecutors seek trial for former Atlantia execs over bridge collapse

Italian prosecutors investigating the deadly collapse of a bridge in 2018 have asked for 59 defendants, including former Atlantia CEO Giovanni Castellucci, to be sent for trial, two judicial sources told Reuters. The road bridge, operated by Atlantia's motorway unit Autostrade per l'Italia, collapsed in the port city of Genoa on Aug. 14, 2018, killing 43 people and laying bare the dire state of Italy's crumbling infrastructure. Prosecutors have also asked for Autostrade, engineering unit SPEA, former SPEA boss Antonino Galatà, and former transport ministry officials to be sent to trial, the sources said. Autostrade and SPEA declined to comment.…
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Milan return to winning ways at home against Genoa

Milan return to winning ways at home against Genoa

MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan secured a first home Serie A win for over two months with a nervy 2-1 victory over Genoa on Sunday to boost their hopes of a top-four finish. Without suspended top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Milan took the lead in spectacular fashion through Ante Rebic in the 13th minute, but Mattia Destro's 37th-minute header against his former club levelled things up. Milan struggled to break down the visitors after the break, but got a stroke of luck when Gianluca Scamacca put through his own net in the 68th minute to edge the hosts back in front.…
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Vlahovic hat-trick fires Fiorentina to win, Udinese earn Genoa draw

Vlahovic hat-trick fires Fiorentina to win, Udinese earn Genoa draw

(Reuters) - Dusan Vlahovic scored a first half hat-trick as Fiorentina recorded their biggest win of the season by beating Benevento 4-1 on Saturday to boost their Serie A survival hopes. A run of one win in seven league games left the Florence club in danger of being dragged into a tight relegation battle, but three goals from their 21-year-old striker put the result beyond doubt at the Stadio Vigorito. Serbia international Vlahovic became the first Fiorentina player to score three goals in the first half of a Serie A match since Kurt Hamrin in February 1964. Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic…
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Genoa’s goalkeeper tests positive for Covid-19

Genoa’s goalkeeper tests positive for Covid-19

Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serie A club said on Saturday, leading to their match away to Napoli on Sunday kicking off later than planned. Genoa coach Rolando Maran told Saturday’s pre-match news conference that the 27-year-old, who is on loan from Juventus, had tested positive and was at home with a slight fever. The rest of the squad were training as usual, Maran said. Serie A later announced that Sunday’s match in Naples would kick off at 1800 local time (1600 GMT) instead of 1500. The Gazzetta dello Sport said the Genoa squad needed…
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Mattarella calls for truth and justice on second anniversary since Genoa’s Bridge collapse

Mattarella calls for truth and justice on second anniversary since Genoa’s Bridge collapse

Genoa on Friday commemorated the memory of the 43 victims of the Morandi bridge collapse on the second anniversary of the disaster. The faces and names of the victims were screened at the start of an official commemoration ceremony. A new viaduct replacing the Morandi bridge, the San Giorgio bridge, was inaugurated earlier this month.   In a message, President Sergio Mattarella said that the demands of the victims' families for "truth and justice" and that "no similar disasters happen with new mourning and new victims" was "right". The head of State also called for the reconstruction of "a reliable…
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Renzo Piano’s Genoa Morandi Bridge set to open on Monday

Renzo Piano’s Genoa Morandi Bridge set to open on Monday

Just two years after part of Genoa's Morandi bridge collapsed killing 43 people, a new structure opens in its place on Monday, an achievement in stark contrast to stalled infrastructure projects elsewhere in Italy. The new kilometre-long bridge, designed by star architect Renzo Piano, replaces the old motorway viaduct which broke apart in the port city on Aug. 14, 2018 in one of Italy's worst civil disasters in decades. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who will attend the inauguration of the new Genova-San Giorgio viaduct said it would be a "symbol of a new Italy rising up again." The accident laid…
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Inter overcome Genoa’s challenge

Inter overcome Genoa’s challenge

Inter Milan put more pressure on stuttering Serie A leaders Juventus when two goals by Romelu Lukaku and one from Alexis Sanchez gave them a 3-0 win at relegation-threatened Genoa on Saturday. Inter, who have two games left, moved above Atalanta into second place with 76 points, four behind Juventus who host Sampdoria on Sunday. Juve, who have three games to play, will wrap up the title if they beat Sampdoria but they have looked shaky recently with one win in five games. Genoa stayed 17th with 36 points, four clear of the relegation zone although Lecce, who are immediately…
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Genoa bridge to open to traffic August 5

Genoa bridge to open to traffic August 5

Genoa's new motorway bridge replacing one that collapsed killing 43 people in mid-August 2018 will open to traffic on August 4, Mayor and reconstruction commissioner Marco Bucci and Liguria Governor Giovanni Toti announced Thursday. "We promised to restore it to the city as quickly as possible, when no one believed it," said Toti of the bridge that has been built in record time for Italy. "We have always believed and it has been proved right: come on Liguria". Bucci noted that the most recent stress tests had all gone "very well". The Genoa San Giorgio Bridge will be inaugurated by…
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Win over Sampdoria brings Genoa closer to safety, Brescia relegated

Win over Sampdoria brings Genoa closer to safety, Brescia relegated

Genoa moved closer to safety when they beat neighbours Sampdoria 3-1 in the Lighthouse Derby on Wednesday while Brescia were relegated after one season in Serie A following a 3-1 loss to fellow strugglers Lecce. Domenico Criscito fired Genoa in front from a penalty in the 22nd minute after Goran Pandev was tripped by Omar Colley but Manolo Gabbiadini equalised for Samp 10 minutes later when Karol Linetty’s shot rebounded straight to him. Lukas Lerager thought he had put Genoa back in front before halftime but his goal was disallowed for a foul in the buildup after a long VAR…
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Genoa and Brescia end their match 2 – 2

Genoa and Brescia end their match 2 – 2

Genoa hit back with two penalties to force a 2-2 draw at Brescia as the two struggling sides defied sweltering temperatures to produce an entertaining Serie A clash on Saturday. The match was the first to be played in the early evening slot since Serie A resumed one week ago and fears about heat were justified with a temperature of 31 Celsius at kickoff. To make matters worse, Brescia’s Mario Rigamonti stadium is one of the most exposed in the league, with three sides uncovered, resulting in the whole of the pitch being in direct sunlight for almost the entire…
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Genoa’s Morandi bridge collapse victims’ families won’t attend inauguration

Genoa’s Morandi bridge collapse victims’ families won’t attend inauguration

The committee representing the families of the 43 people who died when the Morandi bridge collapsed in Genoa in August 2018 said they will not attend when the new viaduct replacing it is inaugurated. "We are honoured that our victims, who deserve a place in the front row, will be named during the ceremony," a statement said. "But we will not participate in the inauguration ceremony as a committee. That moment, at that place, cannot be part of us". ANSA 
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Genoa, Turin and Milan unite for tourism

Genoa, Turin and Milan unite for tourism

The Municipalities of Genoa, Milan, and Turin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify their relationships through joint participation in projects related to economic and tourist development, cultural activities, and tourism promotion. The common future activities will be focused on reference to the themes of culture, major events, sports initiatives, design, fashion, food and wine, crafts, and territorial marketing at a national and international level. The objective of the three Italian cities is to promote their respective tourist destinations on a large scale and plan joint initiatives for the development and promotion of the tourist offer. The ultimate goal of…
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“Never again must there be tragedies like this” – Conte

“Never again must there be tragedies like this” – Conte

Premier Giuseppe Conte said at a ceremony marking the placement of the last structural piece of Genoa's new road bridge Tuesday that "the State is with Genoa and we are stitching up a wound" opened in August 2018 when the previous structure collapsed with the loss of 43 lives. Conte said the assessment of who was responsible for that disaster "has still to be completed". "Never again must there be tragedies like this", the premier added. Reconstruction commissioner and Genoa Mayor Marco Bucci said "the bridge is not finished but today we celebrate the reconnection of the two parts of…
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Immobile scores 27th league goal as Lazio beats Genoa

Immobile scores 27th league goal as Lazio beats Genoa

Serie A leading scorer Ciro Immobile grabbed his 27th league goal of the season as irrepressible Lazio won 3-2 at Genoa on Sunday to stay on the tail of leaders Juventus. Lazio, on 59 points from 25 games, stayed one point behind the Turin side as they equalled their points tally for the whole of last season, when they finished eighth, and extended their unbeaten run to 20 league games, including 16 wins. Via CNA938
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Italy PM says ‘serious negligence’ found in Genoa bridge collapse

Italy PM says ‘serious negligence’ found in Genoa bridge collapse

An investigation by Italy’s transport ministry into the deadly collapse of a bridge operated by Atlantia has shown “serious and unforgivable acts of negligence”, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was quoted as saying on Monday. Conte told la Repubblica newspaper in an interview the government was nearing a decision on whether to revoke Atlantia’s motorway concession after a highway bridge collapsed in August 2018 killing 43 people in the city of Genoa. “Clearly such a decision must be founded on a technical and juridical assessment of whether the concessionaire breached its obligations,” Conte said. “At the stage of the analysis we…
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Photo Story: Storms wreak havoc in northern Italy

Photo Story: Storms wreak havoc in northern Italy

  Scenes from the aftermath of the severe weather in Milan, northern Italy. According to reports, large areas of Milan have been affected by floods as a wave of storms hit northern Italy. The storms reached Genoa and other parts of the north-west coast early on Monday morning, battering the region with winds of nearly 120 km/hour. Many of the city's schools were closed as a precaution, as reports came in of fallen trees, blackouts and flooding near Genoa airport. Click on photo to enlarge Photos: EPA-EFE/FOTOGRAMMA
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Couple who survived the Morandi bridge collapse gets married

Couple who survived the Morandi bridge collapse gets married

Just a little more than a year after the collapse of the Morandi bridge, Eugeniu Babin and Nataliya Yelina, survivors of the collapse of August 14, 2018,  got married in Naples, as they had promised themselves after having escaped the atrocious event that cost the lives of 43 people. It was a rather difficult year for the couple who had to undergo a series of operations, therapy and rehabilitation, until finally they managed to get to the altar and honour their promise. "We did it", said a very happy Eugeniu when speaking to Fanpage. "It is an important day because…
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Highlights of the Exhibition of Bernardo Strozzi in Genoa

Highlights of the Exhibition of Bernardo Strozzi in Genoa

Highlights of some of the works of artby Bernardo Strozzi that are on display as part of the exhibition 'The Conquest of Color' at the Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino in Genoa, Italy, 10 October 2019. The exhibition will be open to the public from 11 October to 12 January 2020. Photos: EPA-EFE/LUCA ZENNARO Click on photos to enlarge
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Italy marks anniversary of Genoa bridge disaster

Italy marks anniversary of Genoa bridge disaster

Italy on Wednesday marked a year since the Genoa motorway bridge collapse that killed 43 people. The ceremony is taking place close to the spot where a section of the Morandi highway fell during heavy rain on August 14, 2018, hurling dozens of cars and several trucks onto railway tracks below. Rubble and mangled steel still lie strewn across the site. The bridge's two remaining towers were demolished in a giant blast in June to make way for a new structure. "I invite all Genoa citizens to take part in the ceremony to remember the victims of the Morandi bridge.…
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Pope Francis writes to the people of Genoa on Morandi bridge disaster anniversary

Pope Francis writes to the people of Genoa on Morandi bridge disaster anniversary

Pope Francis wrote to the citizens of Genoa, Italy, affected by the August 14 2018 collapse of the northern Italian city's Morandi Bridge which killed 43 people. In the letter, published in Turin-based newspaper La Stampa, Francis spoke of a "wound to the heart of your city, a tragedy for those who lost their loved ones, a drama for the injured, and a shocking event for those who were forced to leave their homes and live as displaced persons". The pope said he had "not forgotten" the people of Genoa. "I have prayed and I still pray for the victims,…
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Five Italian cities put on maximum alert due to the heat

Five Italian cities put on maximum alert due to the heat

The highest level of warning for high temperatures has been issued Wednesday for five Italian cities: Bolzano, Brescia, Florence, Perugia and Turin. The alert issued by the health ministry will also include Bologna, Frosinone, Genoa, Pescara, Rieti, Rome, Trieste and Verona on Thursday, when the current heat wave is set to peak. Another heatwave is set to engulf parts of central and northern Europe this week, bringing expected record-breaking temperatures after a similar weather event in June. France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland are also expected to feel the effects of the recent heatwave, and, unlike June, Scandinavian countries will too.…
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Works start on Renzo Piano’s new bridge in Genoa, which will replace the collapsed bridge

Works start on Renzo Piano’s new bridge in Genoa, which will replace the collapsed bridge

Work began on a new road bridge in Genoa. The bridge will be replacing the one that collapsed in August 2018, which saw the death of 43 people. On Tuesday the first dollop of cement was poured into the foundation of the new structure. The ship-shaped bridge was designed by architect Renzo Piano and was donated as a gift to his native city. The state-controlled shipbuilding giant Fincantieri is the lead player in the construction of the new bridge, even though infrastructure is not its normal field. Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli had the honour of pressing the button top start…
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Corporate Dispatch Be Informed Evening Roundup

Corporate Dispatch Be Informed Evening Roundup

  Good evening, These are the headlines of the stories reviewed and worked on by our editorial team.   Iran executes former Defence ministry employee suspected with spying for US – reports Three dead in Paris’ building fire Air Malta aircraft scheduled to operate Munich flight involved in a bird strike Trump denies new accusations of sexual assault ASEAN summit opens in Bangkok Fatal air crash in Hawaii Ferrari 250 GTO became the first car granted copyright as a work of art Airbus sees strong demand for its new commercial aircraft products at Paris Air Show 2019 Bruges takes steps…
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Irish woman rescued after falling overboard cruise ship

Irish woman rescued after falling overboard cruise ship

An Irish woman has been rescued after she fell overboard a cruise ship in Italy on Monday. She was rescued by a brave crew member, who dived into the sea and saved the woman. The MSC Seaview cruise ship was in port at the Italian city of Genoa when the Irish woman fell overboard. In a statement to Independent.ie, a spokesperson for MSC Cruise, the cruise ship company who operated the ship, explained that the woman was recovered "in minutes". Via Independent (IE) / EPA
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Genoa Bridge collapse possibly caused by a 3.5 tons roll of steel falling from a truck

Genoa Bridge collapse possibly caused by a 3.5 tons roll of steel falling from a truck

'At first I thought that the cause of the collapse of the Morandi bridge was the corrosion of the stays.Then seeing some videos I started to speculate that collapsing the viaduct may have been the fall of the steel roll carried by the truck passed a few seconds before". This was stated by Agostino Marioni, former engineer of the company Alga who took charge of the reinforcement work on the pile 11 in '93, heard as a person informed of the facts in the power of attorney. "According to the calculations I made - said Marioni - if the truck,…
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Italian shipping agents taking legal advice as to whether to sue ‘Atlantia’ for damages after Genoa Bridge collapse

Italian shipping agents who say their business has been affected by a deadly bridge collapse in Genoa are taking legal advice and considering whether to sue toll-road operator Atlantia, if the group is found responsible. The government has blamed an Atlantia unit, which operated the viaduct that collapsed killing 43 people on Aug. 14, for the disaster. The shippers are also looking into lawsuits against the government if the transport ministry is held responsible. The government denies responsibility. Spediporto, which represents about 330 shipping agents in Genoa, says trucks are forced to take lengthy detours to and from the port since…
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By October 2019, Genoa will have a new bridge

By October 2019, Genoa will have a new bridge

By October 2019, November at the latest, Genoa will have a new bridge over the Polcevera stream ". This was announced by the President of the Liguria Region and Commissioner for Emergency Giovanni Toti at the presentation of the project of the new viaduct of the architect of Renzo Piano. Ansa  "Entro ottobre 2019, novembre al massimo, Genova avrà un nuovo ponte sul torrente Polcevera". Lo annuncia il presidente della Regione Liguria e commissario per l'emergenza Giovanni Totialla presentazione del progetto del nuovo viadotto dell'architetto di Renzo Piano. "Il nuovo Morandi non può essere un ponte normale, visto il dolore che ha provocato, vogliamo costruire…
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Thursday Morning Briefing

Thursday Morning Briefing

Good morning, Your morning briefing covers the main stories in Malta's newspapers front pages which focus on the free school transport and the case where a 15 year old was coerced into sex after she was threatened by a 31 year old Pakistani of publishing nude photos and videos of her in a gruesome case of online grooming and child pornography. Other news , amongst others, relate to fresh clashes in Tripoli, an important resignation in Trump's office, May's visit in Africa, Macron's reaction to Salvini and Orban's comments, Piano's plan for Genoa's Bridge and the latest on Brexit. Jesmond…
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Saturday Morning Briefing

Saturday Morning Briefing

Good morning, Today's morning briefing. The migrants on the Diciotti saga continues as no deal was agreed on Friday. Trump's challenges continues, while he 'engages' in new diplomatic twists in what looked like his main 'jolly' in his presidency, the North Korean peace deal. Mixed feelings will await Pope Francis in Ireland as he visits the country today. In Malta the owner of a string of massage parlours who admitted to charges that he was living off the proceeds of prostitution. Four Colombian ‘masseuses’ also pleaded guilty of running a brothel as commercial partners. This is your morning briefing.  …
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In February, Italian transport ministry officials were warned of weakness in Genoa’s collapsed bridge

In February, Italian transport ministry officials were warned of weakness in Genoa’s collapsed bridge

Italian transport ministry officials were warned of weaknesses in Morandi bridge in Genoa, six months before the viaduct collapsed last week, killing 43 people. Some of the stays supporting the bridge were estimated to have lost 20 per cent of their resistance capacity and needed repair, according to a study by Autostrade per l’Italia, the country’s biggest motorway toll company. On Monday, the transport ministry, Autostrada and the architect tasked with investigating the collapse confirmed that the findings had been discussed by civil servants in February. The revelation that the government knew of weaknesses in the bridge will undermine efforts…
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German bridges can be trusted – Transport Minister

German bridges can be trusted – Transport Minister

Germany’s transport minister says the country has reliable procedures for checking bridges “that I trust and citizens can trust too.” Andreas Scheuer told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that while the recent deadly bridge collapse in the Italian port of Genoa was grounds for reflection "I am not worried when I use a highway in Europe." New York Times report that the transport ministry said Monday that federal authorities have earmarked 1.37 billion euros ($1.57 billion) for bridge maintenance this year, rising to 1.63 billion euros in 2022. A further 4.1 billion euros has been set aside to modernize German bridges…
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Weekend read: What’s next for Genoa? (The Guardian)

Weekend read: What’s next for Genoa? (The Guardian)

About 40 minutes after the Morandi bridge collapsed I was there, under it, amid the ruins. It was pouring with rain and the road had been closed shortly before by the city police. I ran to the site. And when I caught sight of the destroyed “little Brooklyn” – as we Genovese liked to call it – I started to weep. The collapse of the bridge last week was laden with symbolism. First, it marked the end of an era – an end that in fact began in the 1980s, when the country halted its path to prosperity and set…
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Funerals for victims of Genoa’s bridge collapse held

Funerals for victims of Genoa’s bridge collapse held

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte led mourners at the ceremony  of the state funeral for the victims of Genoa's Bridge Collapse. The funeral was held in a pavilion of the Fair where the burning room of the victims had been set up, whose family members accepted the public ceremony (twenty chose private funeral services).   At the Mass, celebrated by the archbishop of the city, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, the emergency service members and police were welcomed to the ceremony with applause.   "The collapse of the bridge was a gash in the heart of Genoa, it's…
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Death toll after Genoa’s bridge collapse reaches 42 as 4 more lifeless bodies discovered while funeral was underway UPDATED

Death toll after Genoa’s bridge collapse reaches 42 as 4 more lifeless bodies discovered while funeral was underway UPDATED

Updated: The final death toll of the Genoa Bridge collapse tragedy is 42. As the country was giving its tributes to the victims in the state funeral, search continued amidst the rubble from the zone. The last person to be taken lifeless from the area was Mirko Vicini, a 30 year old who was still unaccounted for. Earlier a family of three including a 9 year old child was found lifeless in a car under the rubble. (more…)
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EU responds to Salvini’s claims on Genoa’s tragedy and EU budgets

EU responds to Salvini’s claims on Genoa’s tragedy and EU budgets

The European Union pushed back against suggestions by Italian politicians that EU budget rules may endanger lives after the collapse of a decades-old bridge in northern Italy killed at least 39 people. “We will not engage in any political finger pointing,” the European Commission, the EU’s executive in Brussels, said in a statement after Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said the failure of the highway bridge in Genoa demonstrated the importance of increasing investments and hinted that EU spending limits could put lives at risk. The Financial Times reports that  Brussels has hit back at the claims from Matteo Salvini. "The…
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Italy: State of emergency declared in Genoa

Italy: State of emergency declared in Genoa

 A 12-month state of emergency has been declared in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. The Italian Prime Minister also said that he would make an initial €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds to the north-western region. This was announced by the Prime Minister who held a cabinet meeting in Genoa. Late at night, the Government also announced that there will be 'State Funerals' on Saturday for the victims of the catastrophe. The funerals will be held at 1100h. The day after the catastrophe was characterised by anger and disbelief. The hope to find…
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Genoa Bridge Collapse – The Update Special Edition

Genoa Bridge Collapse – The Update Special Edition

Italy witnessed an unprecedented, perhaps foretold disaster in Genoa. Over a hundred meters of the Morandi bridge on the A10 motorway collapsed while a storm struck the region. 38 people were confirmed death, including an 8, 12 and 13 year old. Dozens of vehicles were involved in the incident. Earlier on Tuesday, the Civil Protection speaks of 20 confirmed deaths, but according to sources of rescuers the victims would be 35, including a 10-year-old child. Sixteen injured, some are serious. There are a total of 440 people forced to leave their homes as a result of the collapse. The number…
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