Two bridges replaced in Roxbury, Route 12A open to traffic

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation today announced that two accelerated bridge replacement projects on Route 12A in the Town of Roxbury have been completed and the roadway is now open to all traffic. ‘These are the final two bridge closures resulting from Tropical Storm Irene,’ noted VTrans’ Secretary Brian Searles. ‘We are very close to reaching our Irene Response mission of opening all our damaged roads by the end of the year.’  The final closed road under construction, Route 107 in Stockbridge, remains on track for opening at the end of next week. Luck Brothers of Plattsburg, New York, was the contractor for the replacement of bridges 15 and 22 on Route 12A, both of which cross the third branch of the White River. The total closure on October 17, allowed the bridges to be completely replaced in just under 10 weeks.  Unlike the temporary bridge replacements in other areas of Irene-affected roads, bridges 15 and 22 were permanent fixes to damaged bridges.  ‘In responding to these bridge failures we were able to deploy innovative techniques and rapid bridge deployment to complete permanent bridge replacements in record time,’ noted Rich Tetreault, VTrans’ chief engineer.  The agency also completed work this week on two culverts in the Refrigerator Flats area of Route 107.  The 1.1 mile segment between its intersection with Route 100 in Stockbridge and the Post Office in Gaysville has reopened to local traffic only. Replacing the two culverts in Stockbridge is among the final tasks necessary before Route 107 can be reopened in its entirety. Irene struck on August 28, 2011 and severely damaged more than 500 miles of state highway, including some 200 state bridges. Today, only seven miles of Route 107 between Stockbridge and Bethel remain closed to public travel. Questions regarding storm-damaged roads and bridges related to Tropical Storm Irene can be answered by calling VTrans’ Irene Storm Center at 1-800-Vermont. People can also visit VTrans’ website at www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external) where they can follow the agency’s progress on both Facebook and Twitter. VTrans 12.21.2011last_img read more

Catena gains racing vision with GG.co.uk acquisition

first_img Catena forecasts ‘record results’ ahead of August interims July 20, 2020 Submit Related Articles Henrik Persson Ekdahl – Catena MediaStockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has moved to expand its services and inventory for horseracing acquiring UK legacy racing portal – GG.co.uk.Updating the market, Catena undertakes its latest affiliate acquisition for a total cash payment of £2 million, acquiring all GG.co.uk racing related assets outright.One of the most trusted racing/betting communities, GG.co.uk offers racing punters daily tips, race cards and information. Furthermore, the website offers exclusive insider content from a number of expert racing punters.GG.co.uk and its related assets will be added to Catena’s growing UK market inventory, which now includes the websites of BettingPro.com, BETFREEBETS.UK, CasinoUK.com, NewCasinos.com and football portal Squawka.“Catena Media has a strong strategy for growth and an outspoken ambition to break into new online services. It is our firm belief that this small yet strategic and very well-known site enjoys vast opportunities for growth. Catena Media will be the partner that delivers on these opportunities,” detailed Henrik Persson Ekdahl, CEO of Catena Media on the acquisition.Catena continues its aggressive acquisition growth strategy in 2018, in which the company has moved to expand its industry network within the US, UK, French and German markets. Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 Catena lauds ‘record’ Q2 as casino drives performance August 19, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: Bryce Love’s knee injury reportedly raising red flags for teams

first_imgBryce Love tore his ACL in Stanford’s final game of the regular season — and it could hurt his chances of being selected in the first or second round of next week’s NFL Draft. Love underwent a medical recheck ahead of the draft, which revealed stiffness in his knee. According to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources, the condition is raising red flags with NFL teams. Executives are worried Love won’t be able to regain his full power, and if he does, there’s concern it will take him a significant amount of time to get back to 100 percent.  Love announced in January that he tore his ACL against Utah on Dec. 6 and that he underwent surgery Dec. 18 on his right knee. He did not play in Stanford’s Sun Bowl victory over Pittsburgh on Dec. 31 because he wanted to “focus on being completely healthy and prepared” for the draft. “There is a specific condition that people have seen before, there is medical literature on it, of that stiffness around the ACL,” NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero explained on “Up To The Minute Live.” “There are different ways you can treat it, potentially another surgery, it would be up to whatever team drafts Bryce Love to figure out what the procedure is going forward to make sure that he’s on track.”Another medical issue in the draft: Stanford RB Bryce Love’s stiff knee have raised red flags for NFL teams about regaining his movement and explosiveness after ACL reconstruction. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/Iy0pSyXKW5— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 19, 2019NFL Network reported the condition won’t make him undraftable, but he will likely go in Rounds 4-7 due to the lingering effects of the injury. Related News “Obviously, there’s no such thing as an ideal injury, but I’m on the path to recovery, and my goal remains the same — getting drafted by an NFL team and being the ultimate professional,” Love told Yahoo Sports in January. “I’ll be back better than I’ve ever been.”After rushing for 2,118 yards in his junior season, he finished second in the Heisman Trophy race behind Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield in 2017.Love returned for his senior year to be with his teammates and because he wanted to finish his undergraduate degree with the hopes of becoming a pediatrician after his professional football career ends, Yahoo Sports notes. He finished his senior season with just 739 total yards as his yards per carry dropped from 8.1 to 4.5. NFL Draft 2019: Raiders reportedly ‘super impressed’ by Dwayne Haskinslast_img read more