The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has announced that, as a result of a bridge inspection completed earlier this year, repairs will be made to the Lake Champlain Bridge, also known as the Crown Point Bridge, spanning Lake Champlain between Crown Point, New York and Chimney Point, Vermont.Work will incorporate the use of a temporary signal system to control one-way, alternating traffic operations anticipated to begin on Friday, July 3. Motorists may encounter significant travel delays.During the inspection, completed in June 2009, several areas of steel deterioration to the bridge s truss system were discovered. The weight posting on the bridge will also be reduced to 40 tons, the legal maximum load on a New York State bridge without a special permit. Legally-loaded tractor trailers will be permitted to use the bridge; however, overweight vehicles will be prohibited.Built in 1929, the bridge consists of 14 spans totaling 2,184 feet. It is made up of a combination of a thru-truss, deck-truss and deck plate girders. It accommodates approximately 3,400 vehicles per average day.A project to either rehabilitate or replace the bridge is being progressed by both NYSDOT and the Vermont Agency of Transportation under an agreement between the states. The current project schedule calls for construction to begin in 2013.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Man Utd fullback Darmian delighted to make Parma debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian is happy to have made his Parma debut.The fullback featured in defeat to Cagliari.He told TMW: “Personally, I think it went pretty well, physically I felt good and for the two weeks I got to know my teammates, they showed good qualities. The form will improve even more. “I was disappointed because in front of our audience we honestly didn’t get what we wanted, as always the three points, but we did a good game anyway. Positive on Sunday we have to start again, preparing the challenge for Lazio.”
North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto is regarded as one of the best pure athletes in college basketball. Wednesday, he reminded us all of that fact in emphatic fashion. Tokoto, with his team leading 60-49 down the stretch, climbed the ladder to turn back a layup attempt by Boston College guard Dimitri Batten. Tokoto practically blocked the ball halfway up the backboard.The Tar Heels cruised today against Eagles. They’ll get Louisville on Thursday.
UPDATE – Augustt “Sean” Rowe has been located safe. Beaverlodge RCMP would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.BEAVERLODGE, A.B. – The Beaverlodge RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Augustt “Sean” Rowe.According to RCMP, Rowe was last seen at his home in Hythe on the night of July 4 at 10:00 p.m. He is believed to be driving a white 2010 Ford Ranger with an Alberta license plate number ZZM 794.Rowe is described as:Metis6’2″, 180 lbBrown hair, grey/blue eyesWearing jeans, likely a black hoodie and short black leather bootsIf you have any information about Rowe’s whereabouts, you are being asked to call the Beaverlodge RCMP at 780-354-2485 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Kolkata: Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made construction of Sewer Treatment Plant (STP) mandatory in new housing complexes. No building plan without the provision for STP will be cleared. The decision was taken at a meeting held at BMC recently. BMC has taken up a major plan to install drainage system in vast areas surrounding Baguiati-Kestopur, spreading over wards 1-28. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 330 crore and a private consultancy firm has been engaged to prepare the scheme. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe open drains in the areas situated under wards 1 to 28 will be covered with concrete slabs, whereas the construction of the underground drainage system is likely to begin after monsoon. Vast areas surrounding Baguiati began to develop from the early 1990s, during the Left Front regime. Thousands of apartments subsequently came up in Baguiati, Teghoria and its neighbourhood. Rajarhat-Gopalpur Municipality, which was once a den of CPI(M), did not bother to stop illegal constructions. The water bodies between Ultadanga and Kolkata Airport, covering a distance of 7.5 km, were filled up to make room for apartments. The North 24-Parganas district administration had identified 123 illegal buildings but no action had been taken against them. The buildings came up without any underground drainage system. The Left Front did not take any steps in this regard and during monsoon the drains overflowed, causing great inconvenience to the residents.
OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed dribbles the ball against UC Santa Barbara at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State men’s soccer team knew it was heading into its toughest match of the season. As OSU stepped onto the field at College Park, a place where coach John Bluem team has never recorded a win, the Buckeyes looked to hand Maryland its first loss of the season. The Terrapins would prove to be too much to handle, as they would go on to defeat the Buckeyes 2-0 on Friday night, handing OSU its fourth straight loss.Maryland attacked early and often in the first period and was quickly rewarded for its efforts.In the 13th minute, sophomore forward Gordon Wild netted his Big Ten-leading 10th goal of the season to put the Terps ahead 1-0.Moments later, in the 19th minute, sophomore forward Sebastian Elney was able to find the back of the net from 15 yards out to extend the Terrapins lead to 2-0.The two goals would be more than enough for Maryland, holding the Buckeyes scoreless through 90 minutes. OSU has not been able to get on the scoreboard in its last two games, being held without a goal for the last 243 minutes. The last time OSU found the back of the net was in the 27th minute against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Sept. 28.A big reason for the Buckeyes’ loss was a very poor first period, in which they were outshot 11-2. They were able to outshoot Maryland 7-5 in the second period, but by that time the Terrapins had taken their foot off the gas and protected their lead.Despite the loss, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried had a solid night in net. Siegfried made six saves, giving him a total of 37 on the year through 12 games.With the loss, the Scarlet and Gray fall to 3-9 on the season, with a 2-3 record in conference. The team will now return to Columbus, where they begin a two-game home stand with matches against Oakland and Indiana.
What a difference a year makes. The last meeting between Ohio State and Purdue left the Buckeyes stunned and the Boilermakers euphoric. Upset 26-18 by underdog Purdue, OSU left West Lafayette, Ind., a year ago shocked and embarrassed. At the time, the loss was devastating. One year later, it was motivating. The OSU coaching staff hung reminders of last season’s uninspiring effort this week to ensure its team didn’t forget the debacle. “You walk in the building, the hallway, locker room, weight room, anywhere you can think of it was there,” senior offensive lineman Justin Boren said. … “After we lost I think the headline was ‘Train Wreck’ or something and it just reminded us that we have to take care of business.” On Saturday, it appeared as though the coaches’ ploy worked. This year’s Buckeye squad refused to fall victim to Purdue. They were ready. Dominating their opponent in every facet of the game, the Buckeyes thrashed Purdue 49-0. “I’ve never been a part of this team where we had to come off a loss straight into a team that beat us last year,” senior captain Dane Sanzenbacher said. “We all had a lot of emotions coming into the game. Not a lot needed to be said. Everyone was ready.” Looking to avoid a repeat performance, the Buckeyes sprinted to a 42-0 halftime advantage. “It was definitely something that we remembered, and we definitely didn’t want to let that happen to us again,” safety Orhian Johnson said of last year’s loss. “We felt like we needed to go out there and just play our game and just get after them early.” OSU’s 76 yards on the ground in the first stanza alone were 10 more than the Buckeyes had in all of last year’s contest combined. Compiling almost triple the rushing yards from a year ago and outgaining the Boilermakers 489-118, the Buckeyes did everything they could to erase the unpleasant memories from a year ago. And recording nine tackles for losses while pitching its first shutout of the year, the silver bullet defense avenged its subpar performance at Purdue a year ago as well. “We try to make every game a statement game,” safety Jermale Hines said. “When you’re a Buckeye, you tend to have a lot of pressure on you because people expect you to win every game. We didn’t get it done last year but we came together as a team, as a coaching staff and fought hard.” Although the Buckeyes had extra motivation suffering their first loss of the year a week ago, quarterback Terrelle Pryor said it was the previous Purdue game that had him fired up. “I think Purdue last year was a lot more motivation than last week,” Pryor said. “I think Purdue last year really motivated us because they really kicked our butts up and down the field the whole game.” Fortunately for the Bucks, it was them doing the butt-kicking this time around.
All week long the players and coaches of the Ohio State men’s basketball team stressed the importance of being ready for every Big Ten game. “Every game in the Big Ten is going to be a tough game,” said junior point guard Aaron Craft. The Buckeyes learned how true that statement was, the hard way, while being routed by Illinois, 74-55, on Saturday in Champaign, Ill. OSU looked flat and sloppy from the opening tip and trailed by double-digits for most of the game. In fact, the Buckeyes played so poorly that they committed nearly as many turnovers, 16, as they had made shots, 20. OSU was also outrebounded, 39-28. OSU junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 24 points, but it wasn’t enough for an OSU team that’s still searching for a second scorer to assist Thomas. Against Illinois, the rest of the Buckeyes shot a combined 28 percent from the floor for 31 points. Senior guard Brandon Paul led Illinois (14-2) in scoring with 19 points on 6-12 shooting. The Illini had four players score in double figures. OSU is now 0-3 against opponents ranked in the Associated Press top-25 poll. As it stands, OSU has been defeated by the No. 1, No. 5 and No. 11-ranked teams in the country. With the loss OSU falls to 11-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes play next on the road against Purdue on Jan. 8. Purdue defeated Illinois in its Big Ten opener on Jan. 2.
Senior defenseman Joe Meurer (11) tracks an opposing player during a game against Marquette Feb. 22 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Brett Amadon / Lantern photographerAfter picking up its first win in almost a month, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (2-5, 1-0) welcomes No. 7 Notre Dame (3-2, 2-0) to town, a team the Buckeyes haven’t beaten since 2004.Junior defenseman Evan Mulchrone said this game provides a big opportunity for OSU to earn a quality victory as well as getting a chance to take down a team no current Buckeye has done in his career.“Right now at this point in the season we are just taking it one game at a time,” Mulchrone said. “This is a big one on our schedule. They’re not in our conference but they are a team that we haven’t beaten in years so we are trying to get the opportunity to get back at them for once in my career.”Playing without its leading scorer in junior midfielder Jesse King as well as starting goaltender Greg Dutton, OSU was able to snap a three-game skid Friday with a 10-7 win against ECAC opponent Bellarmine.Never trailing throughout the contest, the Buckeyes got big performances from sophomore attackman Carter Brown, who had five points, as well as freshman goaltender Nick Doyle, who made nine saves in his first collegiate game.OSU coach Nick Myers said the Buckeyes will need more of the same on the offensive end Tuesday if they are going to score on a Notre Dame defense yielding only 8.80 goals per game.“It’s important that we run our offenses, that we turn scoring opportunities into shots on cage, and make sure that we generate quality opportunities,” Myers said. “They’re defense is excellent. They have great goalie play, they are very well schooled, very well prepared … but I think for us, it’s executing our schemes, focusing on taking care of the ball and making sure we end up with shots not turnovers, and then doing a great job on the defensive end of making our stops.”Playing in the ACC, arguably the toughest conference in college lacrosse, Notre Dame has played four teams currently ranked in the top 20 in its first five games.However, after splitting their first four contests of the season, the Fighting Irish picked up a convincing win over No. 8 Virginia, 18-9, March 16.Leading the way for Notre Dame was sophomore attackman Matt Kavanagh with four goals and six points. Only once this season has the Rockville Centre, N.Y., native been held to fewer than five points in a game.Senior defenseman Joe Meurer said OSU cannot expect to stop Kavanagh every time, but his coaches have a gameplan in place which Meurer expects will limit his chances.“We’re going to stick to our scheme,” Meurer said. “We have a really good game plan going into the game. Matt’s a great player, he’s very dynamic, but we are going to play with seven like we do every week and try to limit him as much as possible. He might get a play or two here and there, but we are going to do everything we can to limit him.”This is the first meeting between the two teams since March 2013, a 9-4 victory for Notre Dame.Game time is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday inside Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State said offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day was named the acting head coach for the duration of the investigation. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignAs the Board of Trustees decided on the future of head coach Urban Meyer at the Longaberger Alumni Center on Wednesday, the Ohio State football team practiced. The sound of strength coach Mickey Marotti’s voice echoed across Olentangy River Road, encouraging individual players as the team warmed up at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center during its 4 p.m. practice prior to the season opener against Oregon State on Sept. 1. As day turned to night and the voice of Marotti faded, the deliberation ended, deciding Meyer would be suspended without pay through Sept. 2 and for the games on Sept. 1, 8 and 15. In Meyer’s absence, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will continue as the acting head coach, a role he has held since Aug. 1 when Meyer was placed on paid administrative leave when the Board of Trustees began its investigation into his knowledge of domestic violence allegations made against former assistant coach Zach Smith. In the opening statement of his press conference, Athletic Director Gene Smith thanked Day for taking on the role of acting head coach, calling him and the assistant coaches strong leaders throughout the investigation. The main message from Gene Smith ahead of his suspension was simple: provide the necessary support for Day through the first three games of the 2018 season. “Our top priority over the next few days is to make sure that we do everything that we can to reaffirm Coach Day’s commitment to being our interim coach during this timeframe,” Gene Smith said. “I will also working to ensure our student-athletes have every resource they need to maintain their focus on academics and competition.”Even though Meyer will not be on the sideline for the first three games of the season, the Ohio State head coach will be able to coach during the weeks leading up to games after Sept. 2. However, for a coach that said he had “worked diligently to build a program that would make the great state of Ohio and Ohio State very proud,” Meyer said his absence from the program has been extremely difficult. “It’s been very tough, one of the toughest things I’ve experienced,” Meyer said. “I have very good players and a very good staff. My message when i get to speak to the team is that I love them dearly, I appreciate all they’ve done for this incredible university.”While he is away from the team for the first three weeks of the season, Meyer was very complimentary towards his current coaching staff, including two former head coaches in defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. “It’s also one of the best coaching staffs I’ve had,” Meyer said. “I look forward to watching them continue to grow and getting updates as we move forward.”When it is all said and done, the Board of Trustees decided, with the decision to reinstate the head coach after a three-game suspension, that Ohio State was still Meyer’s team. This is the mindset Meyer looks to take as his return to the Buckeyes comes closer. “I’ve been a Buckeye my entire life,” Meyer said. “I appreciate the opportunity to learn from the mistake and work as hard as I ever have to make our strong program even stronger.”