Bridge on Route 7A in Bennington to close for one month

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation on April 14, 2010 will close a portion of Route 7A in Bennington. The closure, which will last approximately four weeks, is necessary to perform structural repairs and widening of Bridge 1 just north of the intersection with Route 67A, commonly referred to as Northside Drive.During construction, VTrans will replace a deteriorated bridge rail as well as rehabilitate the existing bridge deck and widen the travel portion of the bridge from 19 feet 8 inches to 24 feet. The final product will be a new, wider, bare concrete bridge deck with fascia mounted rail designed to last for years to come.Berard Street, a town highway adjacent to the project, will also be closed during this period. Traffic will be re-routed to Phyllis Lane. The detour will constitute less than a half mile, and motorists are advised to allow for extra time to reach their destination.Access to local business along Barard Street will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Source: VTrans. 4.12.2010last_img read more

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Promising athlete urges authorities to show more commitment to the sport

first_imgPromising 100 meter sprinter Desmond Aryee, who has been tagged as Ghana’s next most talented sprinter says athletes in Ghana should be motivated enough to make them win laurels for the nation.The University of Ghana level 100 student attributed the inability of athletes in the country to perform at the highest level to lack of support from authorities in charge of the sport.Desmond Aryee told Asempa Sports, the lack of competitions is also one of the major reasons why athletics is not yielding good results in the country.“As an athlete you need to be active always. So you will need to be taking part in competitions to keep you in shape but here is the case we have very few competitions organized for us,’’ he lamented.Aryee also expressed disappointments in the switch of nationality by by former Ghanaian sprinter, Ignatius Gaisah, adding, athletes like him are role models to young and upcoming athletes including himself.The 21 year old who is an old student of St. Thomas Aquinas School, has been impressive for some time now and is looking forward to competing for Ghana at the World Youth Championships in the coming years.last_img read more

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TECHNO HEALTH 2011

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0From: Dr. Murray SmithToday across my desk comes an article from the American Chiropractic Association(ACA) titled, “Get Techno Healthy!” Basically modern technology is taking a toll on our bodies and health in ways we’ve not experienced in our history.  When I first read the article’s title I thought, “What?  Have we come to the point that technology is having such a deleterious effect on our health that it coins a new term?”  Then I thought about the first 25 years of my practice.  Early on in practice 60% of the conditions that brought people through the doors were related to the low back and 40% was everything else.  Now its 60% related to the neck, arms and shoulders and 40% is everything else.  25 years ago computers were the size of a bus and no one had a PC on their desk. Now computers will fit in the palm of your hand with more computing power than the bus sized one and virtually everyone has at least one.25 years ago there were 10 guys on a construction site with shovels to dig the small holes.  Today that job site has one guy with a shovel and one with a miniature trac hoe.That got me wondering about the term Techno Healthand what other new terms of the computer age relate to 2011 that were never used on an episode of Star Trek.  That made for an interesting Google search let me tell you.  Here’s a partial list of the conditions I found related to computer and handheld devices:Cell phone elbow, Nintendonitis, Rock Band Hand, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Joystick wrist, Nintendo thumb, Texting Teen Tendonitis, Wii knee, Wii shoulder, Wii neck, Gamer Rage, Texting Thumb, Screen Diplopia, PS2 Wrist and headache just to name some.  And this doesn’t include injuries from the runaway flying Wii controller.I also found that the current Guinness world record for texting is 40.72 seconds for a 160 word message.  And I found an article titled, “When the Wii Goes Bad!” I haven’t read it yet but can hardly wait.  And if you want to pass some time, You Tube has several videos listed under that title that should be most entertaining.“Doc, I’m most amused by the above but what should I do to prevent that stuff?”  To begin with most of the conditions I’ve listed are in the category of RSI’s or Repetitive Strain Injury.That means you’ve used the darn things for too long at one time and the body part is inflamed.  Solution?Take breaks on a regular basis from the offending activity.  Stretch!  Use ice to minimize the inflammation.  Sometimes a brace or support can be helpful.  When the offending tech device is your office computer have an ergonomic evaluation performed.  If need be stop the damaging activity.  For long-term control change your posture during the activity to a more favorable ergonomic one and condition the body part for that activity.  Football players and other athletes condition their bodies for their activity, why not the rest of us mortals?  The ACA has some great references and links on ergonomics and Techno Health at: (http://www.acatoday.org/ ).  You will find them under the patient section in Health and Wellness Tips.  Thera-Band makes products for exercise and rehabilitation and has a resource area on its website called Thera-Band Academy.  There you can find hundreds of exercises for the arms, hands, shoulders, neck and back.  That link is:   http://www.thera-bandacademy.com/“Doc, I think I already have Wii Knee.  What now?”  Come on in and let me check you out first.  If Chiropractic is part of your recovery I’ll tell you and if not, I’ll tell you that too.  And because I’ve been at this so long I have a nice referral network of other docs, physical therapists, massage therapists and acupuncturist that I can refer you to if that is what is needed.last_img read more

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To Honor Stacey Weathers, Friends ‘Pay It Forward’

first_imgBy Danielle SchipaniPeople are turning tragedy and their personal grief into acts of kindness and generosity, following the tragic death of Stacey Gregerson Weathers, 46, of Tinton Falls, who died on Route 34 in Colts Neck during a storm on Oct. 3, when a tree fell down on her car.Weathers was the executive director of New Jersey’s chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for over 11 years and is credited with helping raise $7 million for the society during her time there. Her friends said she was a beautiful, vibrant and caring person.More than 1200 people inspired by Weathers’ life have come together on a memorial Facebook page called “This is Stacey.” They are sharing their stories of random acts of kindness in an effort “to share the generous light she left behind.”They are also raising money for the cause Weathers held so dear. At the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk benefit Sunday the team that called itself “This is Stacey” raised $2,145 for Type 1 diabetes research.Weathers spent much of her time raising money for charity and to remember her, people wish to commemorate her life by helping others. These actions have included buying strangers coffee and gift cards, offering people a car ride, and other acts.One member of the Facebook page, Allison Celmer Cerco, shared with the group, “This morning I paid for the car behind me at Dunkin Donuts. This was something I have always wanted to do but never did. Today I thought it was a good day to do this in honor and memory of Stacey and all the good that she did. I will continue to do random acts of kindness in her honor and will always think of her and share with others what a beautiful, loving and caring person she was.Another member of the page, Santa Myles, told this story: “Today while I was driving through Long Branch, I saw a young man riding his bicycle and struggling to hang onto a backpack and 3 bags. He was having such a hard time as he dropped one of his bags on the street. I turned my car around and asked him if I could help him deliver his bags where he was headed. The look of relief and gratitude that I saw on his face was so uplifting. Would I have done this normally? I would have thought to, but probably would have kept driving, but today I stopped, because of Stacey.”last_img read more

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Uganda Cranes departs for Kenya ahead of international friendly

first_img Tags: allan kyambaddeEmmanuel OkwiInternational FriendlyKenyaKhalid AuchoKizito Luwaggatadeo lwangaTimothy AwanyUganda Cranes The Cranes will take on Kenya on Sunday.International FriendlyKenya vs UgandaMoi International Stadium, KasaraniSunday, 08-09-2019 @4pmThe Uganda Cranes have on Friday morning departed for Kenya ahead of their International friendly game against the Harambe Stars on Sunday afternoon.A contingent of 30 personnel including 18 players and 12 officials flew out of the country at 6am via Uganda Airlines.With captain Denis Onyango absent from the trip, it was confirmed that Emmanuel Okwi will captain the team and deputized by defender Timothy Awany. The other foreign-based players on the team are Khalid Aucho, Allan Kyambadde, Tadeo Lwanga and Kizito Luwagga.The local-based players trained on Thursday morning at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in preparation for the game.Cranes delegation that has traveled on Friday morningJoel Mutakubwa, Charles Lukwago (Goalkeepers), Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Kizito Luwagga, Timothy Awanyi,Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Allan Kayiwa, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mustapha Mujjuzi, Halid Lwaliwa, Paul Mucureezi, Bright AnukaniOfficialsLeader of Delegation: Rasoul ArigaFUFA Delegates: Joseph Mwanje & Julius ByamukamaFUFA Staff: Sadam BulegaAdvance party head: Paul MukatabalaInterim Head coach: Abdallah MubiruAssistant coach: Livingstone MbabaziTeam Coordinator: Geoffrey MassaDoctor: Emmanuel NakabagoEquipment Officer: Frank BumpenjjeGoalkeeping coach: Sadiq WassaMedia: Abu ZikusokaComments last_img read more

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Terry bullish about Chelsea’s second-leg chances

first_imgChelsea captain John Terry insisted his team are capable of securing the result they need in Barcelona to reach the Champions League final.Didier Drogba’s goal gave the Blues a 1-0 lead to take into next week’s second leg – and Terry says they will not be intimidated by Pep Guardiola’s star-studded side.“It will be tough in the second leg. They had a lot of chances and quite clearly they will have opportunities there,” Terry told ITV.“But we are not in awe of them. We respect them, but another performance like that and we’ll be okay.”Reflecting on their first-leg display, Terry said: “It will go down as one of our best performances.“We had to be very patient. They had a lot of the ball early on and the midfielders had to work very hard and Didier was on his own up front.“He was incredible. He was up there against some of the best in the world on his own, but he holds it up and makes us play. That’s what he’s all about.”See also: Drogba strikes to give Chelsea first-leg victory over BarcaDrogba: We learnt the lessons of 2009Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Gilas shatters Great Wall

first_imgView comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Rizal complex saved Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Down to 10 men going into the last 32:27, the Filipinos built a commanding lead early and then bounced back from a momentary loss of focus by riding Terrence Romeo on offense and shutting down the Chinese in the final 4:20 for the first upset of the tournament.The win, carved out even with Calvin Abueva leaving with 2:27 left in the first period after head-butting Li Gen, put the Filipinos in a position to top Group B and advance to the next round outright.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRomeo scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth period, eight of them coming in a string that had the Philippines roaring back from an 84-87 deficit to a 92-87 lead going into the final 2:02.It was a whirlwind offensive show by the 5-foot-10 Romeo, who played behind the shadow of Jayson Castro the last time this tournament was played in Changsha, where the Chinese scored a 78-67 decision to win the championship. A Gilas Pilipinas side that didn’t back down at all on Wednesday night just tilted the balance of power in the Fiba Asia Cup by bringing down defending champion China, 96-87, that put an automatic quarterfinal berth well within reach at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Defense jump-started the Philippine offense, especially in the stretch with Japeth Aguilar challenging every shot inside en route to a total of five blocks and Gabe Norwood harassing China’s best perimeter men to no end.Christian Standhardinger also made his tournament debut in a huge way, holding his own inside despite being terribly undersized. He answered the team’s call at the last moment as its naturalized player after Andray Blatche refused to make the trip for security reasons.It was a tense match, to say the least, with tempers flaring on multiple occasions and the Filipinos refusing to back down despite the size advantage the Chinese have on them on all positions.Guo Ailun rallied the Chinese from deficits of as large as 17 in the first half with a virtuoso performance in the third period, only to foul out with 4:40 left in the game.Gilas next faces Iraq at 9 p.m. (Manila time) on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

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I have been able to work successfully on my flaws: Dravid

first_imgRahul Dravid was a satisfied man after his marathon innings of 191 and more so because he had been able to get rid of the few technical glitches he had developed in his batting of late.”I had not batted well against the left-arm pacers during the Australia series. (He was troubled by Doug Bollinger and Mitchell Johnson). So I went back to NCA and worked on my flaws with the coaches there and also spoke about it to Gary(Kirsten).”Basically, I was opening the face of the bat towards cover and that was causing trouble. So when Andy McKay was bowling, the idea was to play as straight as possible. That was one area I worked on,” said the hero of India’s third day’s play.His poor run before the New Zealand series came in for a lot of criticism but Dravid felt that there was no point thinking about that.”Look questions are bound to be asked if you are not scoring runs. It’s just that when you are 23 or 24, people ask different questions and when you are 37 or 38, they ask different questions. That’s part and parcel of modern day cricket and you have got to accept that. The best way to come back is to score runs.”As far as I am concerned, I have never really bothered about the questions. It’s always been about how I feel emotionally, physically and spiritually and whether I am giving my hundred per cent or not. These are a few boxes I always mentally tick before a series,” he told the reporters.advertisementDravid, however, felt that credit should go to the bowlers for dismissing New Zealand for 193. “New Zealand have batted very well in the series. We have scored excess of 450 quite often but it’s the bowlers who helped us in getting a big lead. The first session on Tuesday will be very crucial.”If we can get a few wickets till the ball is new and hard just like their bowlers did it today, it would be great. The pitch is still pretty flat and the ball isn’t turning much. It’s still a good batting track. Once the ball gets older it will be easier for the batsman to settle down and score runs,” Dravid assessed.Although seven among the top eight in the batting order got runs in the series with the exception of Suresh Raina, Dravid said the series in South Africa will be a different ball game altogether.”It’s always nice to have runs as it gives you the confidence. Having said that, we have to be aware that the conditions in South Africa will be completely different.”Dravid also said that one shouldn’t be too harsh on young Raina as this is a learning experience for him.”He is having a rough time but we all know that he is a terrific talent. Test cricket is a hard school and he will only learn from these experiences. We have all seen in ODIs how good he can be once he gets going. Hopefully, he will score runs in South Africa.”When asked how difficult it is to bat long hours at this age, he smiled and replied, “It’s always difficult to bat long hours irrespective of your age. It can physically and emotionally exhaust. Personally, I like batting for long hours because then only I can score runs.””Hope I can bat pretty more like Viru one day,” he said with a grin.Dravid also admitted that except Virender Sehwag, none of the Indian batsmen have been able to completely dominate Daniel Vettori.”Vettori has had control over Indian batsmen. Save Viru who has successfully attacked him, none of us have been able to dominate Vettori which has given him the opportunity to carry on bowling from one end and rotate the pacers from the other end,” he said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal next? Real Valladolid defender Fernando Calero in London

first_imgArsenal next? Real Valladolid defender Fernando Calero in Londonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Valladolid defender Fernando Calero is in London sparking Arsenal transfer rumours.Calero, 23, has been tipped to join the Gunners in January, says The Sun.And last night he shared a snap of himself in the capital, staying at the H10 Waterloo hotel on Southbank.Centre-back Calero played in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao and hopped on a plane to England shortly after.Earlier this month, the Gunners were linked with the young defender, as they currently sit in the midst of a defensive crisis.As well as Rob Holding – out for the season – Unai Emery is currently missing FIVE other defenders for the festive schedule. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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21 days agoNabil Fekir’s ex-agent lifts lid on Liverpool collapse: I was ashamed

first_imgNabil Fekir’s ex-agent lifts lid on Liverpool collapse: I was ashamedby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe former agent of Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir has come clean on why a move to Liverpool fell through.Jean-Pierre Bernes has revealed to Canal Plus that a third party had been at fault for the failed transfer.He said, “Nabil was Liverpool’s priority. I worked for four months with the Liverpool representatives, with Jurgen Klopp, Jean-Michel Aulas, everything was ready. “Nabil was already aware of his future contract, which would have seen him earn around €45m over five years. “And on the day that the contract was supposed to be signed, at Rambouillet, we saw a lawyer and Nabil’s brother-in-law arrived who said: ‘Stop everything, discussions have to start all over again’. It was surreal. We thought that we were in a Walt Disney film.”He added: “There were two elements. The player’s medical was negative and the second element was that when you want to sign for a big club like Liverpool, you need a certain attitude. “When the Liverpool guys witnessed this cinema, they immediately… Sometimes when a player has an injury representatives can make an effort to make it work.”The brother-in-law of Nabil all of a sudden acted like a player’s agent. He wanted a commission, everyone knows, it is fashionable these days. “[Fekir] was on a cloud, he seemed to have transformed, he didn’t even greet the Liverpool representatives. “He arrived after the medical, everyone was looking at each other, the Liverpool representatives were wondering where they were. I was ashamed.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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