Williamsville covered bridge to close July 5 for replacement

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation will begin to replace the Williamsville Covered Bridge on Dover Road on Monday, July 5. The bridge will be out of service through August 29, 2010. The detour around the bridge on Parish Hill and Baker Brook Road is about two miles long and will have signs. Motorists should factor time for the detour into their travel plans.The Williamsville Covered Bridge reconstruction project involves reconstructing the existing historic bridge, built around 1850, with a new replacement covered bridge. VTRANS expects to open the new bridge to traffic on August 30. Source: VTrans Director Planning, Outreach & Community Affairs 6.29.2010last_img read more

Josh Hader trade rumors: Five teams that should trade for the relief ace

first_imgIt doesn’t sound like the Brewers want to sip the Hader-ade anymore.The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Milwaukee could look to move super reliever Josh Hader this offseason to anyone thirsty for bullpen help. It’s a curious thought, considering the Brewers were in it until a wild card game collapse this year.  MORE: The Brewers revealed new uniforms, an old logo and all is right in the worldIn any case, Hader is due for raises through the arbitration process over the next four seasons, which means he’ll be fairly inexpensive for a pitcher of his caliber — which means he could be expensive for teams looking to deal for him.So which teams have the trade capital to pony up and get the relief ace? Here are five squads that could — and should — make a deal for Hader’s services.New York MetsThe Mets tried to shore up their bullpen last season, which turned out to be the main reason they were playing golf come October. Brodie Van Wagenen signed Jeurys Familia to a three-year, $30 million pact, which blew up in their faces, and then made the splash trade for Edwin Díaz and Robinson Canó, which didn’t exactly work out.Really, it’s not a surprise that the Mets were one of the teams specifically named by Rosenthal that could make a run for Hader, and other reports have corroborated that. After all, the Mets’ GM sounds like he wants to make a splash, and Hader would provide some insurance in case Diaz is medicore-to-bad again in 2020.The Mets probably understand that their window is right now; even though their core position player group is young and controllable, the same can’t be said about their starting rotation. While Jacob deGrom is locked up through the 2023 season (he has an option for 2024), Marcus Stroman is a free agent after this season and there’s some doubt surrounding the future of Noah Syndergaard in a Mets uniform, though he has one more year of arbitration left after 2020. Zack Wheeler is a free agent and doesn’t sound like he’ll be returning to New York.Expecting Díaz to get right could be a dangerous game to play, but making sure there’s an insurance policy for New York in the backend of the bullpen would be wise.Tampa Bay RaysNo, the Rays don’t particularly need Hader in the bullpen, but for a team that won 96 games last season, took the Astros to a Game 5 in the ALDS and are only going to get better as the years go on, Hader would be a great addition to a team that knows how to maximize its pitching talent.The 2020 Rays rotation could feature the following: Charlie Morton, Blake Snell, Tyler Glasnow, Brendan McKay and Yonny Chirinos. Knowing the Rays like to get sweaty and find ways to uproot pitching norms, it would be fun to see how they would employ Hader alongside that rotation, as he would be a weapon no matter where you place him.Hader would also give the Rays a certainty out of the bullpen, where they’ve had a lot of moving parts over the past few years.MORE: Rays of hope — Tampa Bay is built for now, and the futureHouston AstrosSpeaking of teams that know how to maximize pitching talent, the Astros could use someone like Hader in their bullpen. Again, pitching might not be the hole for the Astros — their bullpen performed well through the playoffs last season — but a controllable relief ace like Hader would certainly pair well with Roberto Osuna at the back end of the bullpen, and add some insurance as well.If the Astros were to trade for Hader, he would give them three relievers in the top 20 in baseball in K rate, along with Josh James and Ryan Pressly. Pressly dealt with injuries the second half of the season, and James was something of a question mark throughout the year, including that playoff run.If you had to point to one weakness of the AL champs, it’s their bullpen, and Hader would certainly give them a leg up in the Junior Circuit again.Washington NationalsHey, the defending World Series champs have holes just like everybody else. And as it turns out, they have some in the bullpen.While the relief corps performed up to snuff in their playoff run, even after the Washington front office rebuilt it in the middle of the year, it was among the worst in baseball. Still, the Nats’ bullpen pitched to a 4.95 xFIP in the second half of 2019, third worst in the majors, and their 240 1/3 innings pitched from relievers was the fifth fewest in that same span.Luckily for the Nats, the workhorse rotation led by Max Scherzer logged a lot of innings in that second half, so they didn’t exactly have to lean on their bullpen, but they shouldn’t sit idly this offseason and expect that to be the case again in 2020. Washington does have prospects it can move in the farm system, but some of what they’re willing to give up likely depends on where two of their marquee free agents — third baseman Anthony Rendon and starter Stephen Strasburg — wind up this offseason. Atlanta BravesThe Braves have spent some money this offseason, which is an encouraging sign that they’re not going to make half-measures in defense of their NL East title this offseason. Hader would fit nicely in a bullpen that was middle of the road when it comes to xFIP, K rate and ERA.Atlanta did give Will Smith a pretty lucrative contract, but that would be no matter considering Hader’s arbitration situation — even if he is due for a hefty raise. Pairing the lefty with another pretty dominant lefty in the bullpen would create matchup nightmares for opposing offenses and give the Braves a bit more stability in the relief corps than they’ve had in years past.last_img read more

LaLiga postpones the first concentration of teams

first_imgThe LaLiga Govt Committee has determined to postpone the concentrations of the teams deliberate for subsequent week, though the forecast to carry them in the week previous to the begin of the Championship is maintained, Part 4, for which there’s nonetheless no official date though Javier Tebas sees Friday June 12 as the day he would really like soccer to return.Javier Tebas superior on Sunday evening in Movistar’s “El Partizado” that “we’re going to delay the concentrations deliberate for subsequent week, which ought to have began on Monday 18 as a result of the exams have given excellent outcomes. These concentrations will not be obligatory, however non-compulsory, “the LaLiga president requested questions from Juanma Castaño. After assembly as we speak with its managers, LaLiga has made the choice agency. The LaLiga Govt Committee is made up of six First-tier golf equipment: Actual Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Betis, Levante, Valencia and Villarreal. Along with the First-tier golf equipment, in the LaLiga Delegate Committee, there are six different Second Division: Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Lugo and Almería. The working group can be made up of the CEO of Atlético, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, and Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga.last_img read more

Raw deal

first_imgBFI wanted the new 1,528-acre mega-dump to be exempt from a policy that had applied to the city portion and barred it from accepting trash from outside L.A. County. Suddenly the deal was going to be about more than bureaucratic organization after all. If BFI got its way, the deal would be the vehicle for further dumping on the San Fernando Valley. This is exactly the sort of trickery community leaders had feared. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky, who voted against the merger, that didn’t happen. Its sleazy negotiating tactics notwithstanding, BFI will not be able to import the rest of Southern California’s trash into the area just outside Granada Hills. But the dump will get to keep operating for 30 more years, thanks to the supervisors’ approval. The daily amount of trash going to the landfill also will be increased from from 6,000 tons to 12,000 tons. And though the mega-dump will be held to some more stringent environmental standards, that will be of little consolation to those living nearby. Neighbors will still have to put up with the fumes, the hazards and the traffic – plus landfill operators and politicians who don’t care.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GIVEN that the Los Angeles County supervisors gave their tentative blessing to the dreaded merger of the two Sunshine Canyon landfills back in June, it comes as little surprise that they signed off Tuesday on the details of the project. Community opinion be damned. This sellout was preordained. The public never supported the merger of the two landfills – one within city limits, one under L.A. County government’s control – for good reason: Neither Sunshine’s operator, Browning Ferris Industries, nor the political leaders overseeing the deal ever acted with much integrity. Neighbors were worried that somehow, once again, their interests would be buried in the dump’s mountainous piles of trash. And they were right. last_img read more

99 Off iOS Game Developer Bundle Learn to Build and Publish 20

first_imgWant to be a full-fledged iOS game developer? Grab this iOS game developer bundle which is almost free now, at a whopping 99% discount. You heard that right. Originally priced at $2,291, this bundle is now available for just $20. Grab the deal and start building your own iOS games. This bundle will help you build 20 iOS games, including sports and action games.Build 20 games with iOS game developer bundle:The deal offers you 20 hands-on courses to make you an expert iOS game developer. Here is what you will be building with the help of these courses.Part 1: Word & Math GamesYou’ll build a variety of word and math games designed to engage your players’ intellect. By the time you’re done, you won’t just have learned the theory behind building games—you’ll have published fully playable apps to the iTunes Store!Part 2: iOS & Arcade ClassicsThis set of 5 courses will teach you to build iOS apps for classic games ranging from Tic-Tac-Toe to Whack-a-Mole. Replicate the classics, appeal to your audience’s thirst for nostalgia, and make some side money with ad revenue and in-app purchases. You’ll trick out your iOS development skills—and be on your way to building games like a pro.Part 3: Casual Sports GamesTake the next big step in honing your game development skills with 5 courses on cloning popular casual sports games for iOS, ranging from Swing Copters to Jumpy Skating. Continue mastering the skills you’ve established in earlier courses, tricking out your app portfolio, and publishing real games that people will download and play.Part 4: Action GamesWrap up this complete iOS game developer training by creating a set of addictive action-packed games. Your players will work to evade airborne obstacles, hop through landscapes riddled with drops, and more. With this last set of 5 courses, you’ll build games that aren’t just playable, but will also captivate your audience for hours on end!Original price: $2,291 – Deal offer: $20 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more