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Italy   The U.K and Europe

Started 8/15/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 4253 views.
Jenifer (Zarknorph):

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio blamed the bridge collapse on a lack of maintenance by the private company that operates many of the nation's toll highways.

Speaking in Genoa, Mr Di Maio said he was looking at revoking highway concessions.

"Instead of investing money for maintenance, they divide the profits. And that is why the bridge falls," Mr Di Maio said of the holding company that controls Autostrade per L'Italia.

Mr Toninelli also pointed the finger at Autostrade, saying its leaders should resign, and Mr Conte said Italy would look for another company to maintain much of the nation's highway system and would demand "more stringent" rules about maintenance.
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That's capitalism for you.
 
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/23/18

That New Man never made it. I watched the undoing of communism at close range.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/26/18

It turns out that BENETTON is one of the biggest shareholders of the highway maintenance and administration company, through companies called Atlantia and Edizione.

None of the family members of Benetton are personnally involved in the running of these companies.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/26/18

Benetton?

As in...

Image result for benetton ad

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/26/18

Well that's random (as the kids say).

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/27/18

I did not include the source since it came from an German language newspaper.

A road built on stilts 45 meters tall: What could go wrong?

Would you want to drive on that thing? I wouldn't!
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