VTrans Funds Three New or Expanded Public Transit Routes

first_imgVTrans Funds Three New or Expanded Public Transit RoutesMONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has announced that it will grant three public transit providers a total of $350,000 so that they can fund new or expand popular public transit routes.The funding will establish new bus routes along Route 103 as well as Interstate 91. Expansion of an existing bus route will occur along Interstate 89. Many of the routes include stops at Park and Rides so commuters can easily access the service.”Improving Vermont’s public transportation system is one of our priorities,” said VTrans Secretary David Dill “These new routes are an important step in helping Vermonters not only maintain their independence but also save money as they can now use a bus to get to work, the hospital and even one of Vermont’s signature ski areas.”New or expanded routes include:* Expansion of the I-89er through Stagecoach Transportation Services. The increased service will reduce headways (bus wait time) from one hour to 30 minutes. In addition, the expansion will double the seating capacity on this very popular route, which begins in Randolph Center and travels south along Interstate 89 with stops at park & rides in both Randolph and Sharon on its way to Bethel, White River Junction and finally into Lebanon, NH. The service will include stops at the VA Hospital in White River as well as both Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.* New service along Route 103 from Rutland through Ludlow to Bellows Falls and Springfield. This route will serve Okemo Mountain Resort on weekends during ski season. Service will be provided by a joint effort from Marble Valley Regional Transit District and Connecticut River Transit.* New service along I-91 from St. Johnsbury to White River Junction and then onto Lebanon, NH. Stopping at designated park and rides along the way as well as Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Service will be provided by Rural Community Transportation.When new service will begin, as well as exact bus schedules, are still being developed. Travelers should go to connectingcommuters.org for links to each public transit service provider who can provide more detail.last_img read more

NFL news and notes: Tyreek Hill has injury scare; QB competitions heating up

first_imgAs training camp gets more competitive, so does vying for positions, and some players are getting a jump on their season by bringing their best moves early on.But with that comes the risk of injury, something no team wants to experience before the first game of the year when their hopes are still high. . @ochocinco isn’t asking for much 🤣 pic.twitter.com/7Uqq2Rhzne— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) July 30, 2019 A.J. Green injury update: Bengals receiver (ankle) has ‘minor procedure’ Ezekiel Elliott contract rumors: Negotiations progressing, Cowboys could make him highest-paid RB Three things that matterIs the Fitzmagic back?The quarterback competition is heating up in Miami, and Ryan Fitzpatrick appears to be honing in on the starting role as Dolphins coach Brian Flores noted the veteran has the edge over second-year signal-caller Josh Rosen. “From a quarterback standpoint, it’s pretty clear to me that Ryan Fitzpatrick is leading the way,” Flores said Tuesday,  via the Miami Herald . “He’s been more productive. At the end of the day, that’s what it comes down to.” Related News Fitzpatrick had a hot streak with the Buccaneers last season as he filled in admirably for the suspended Jameis Winston, finishing with 2,366 passing yards for 17 touchdowns with 12 interceptions in seven starts, and apparently he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.Andrew Luck dealing with calf strainGiven his injury history, it’s somewhat concerning the Colts quarterback experienced no improvement “pain-wise” with his calf injury suffered this spring.”I did a disservice to myself by saying I’d be ready,” Luck said Tuesday,  per CBS Sports . “Its a calf strain. I say lower leg because I feel pain at my ankle.”Nonetheless, Colts coach Frank Reich is optimistic Luck would be available if the team had a regular-season game Sunday. But that doesn’t mean the team won’t continue to exercise caution with his health. Reich added Luck will likely miss the next two practices and sit out the Colts’ preseason opener against the Bills, though he reiterated the plan was to sit him anyway.Eli Manning appears to be Giants’ manIt was unlikely that rookie quarterback Daniel Jones would start over the experiened veteran, but Giants coach Pat Shurmur clarified the sixth-overall draft pick hasn’t taken a snap with the first-team offense yet. However, Shurmur preached patience as he hinted Jones would get his reps in eventually.”We have a plan for how this is all going to play out,” Shurmur said. “Just let it unfold for you.”Despite his inconsistencies in 2018 as the Giants finished 5-11, it appears the Giants are willing to give Manning one more chance before moving on from the 38-year-old. Two things that don’t matter Julio Jones won’t play preseason games The Falcons wide receiver is entering his ninth season in the league, so he doesn’t feel the need to risk injury by playing in preseason games that don’t count. “I’m not playing preseason. I’m a veteran, I’ve been doing this. I don’t need preseason to get ready,” Jones told reporters Tuesday. The holdout isn’t surprising for Jones considering he didn’t play in any preseason games last year and appeared in just one the previous season. Tyreek Hill suffered bruised quad The Chiefs wide receiver limped off the field at practice Tuesday and was taken away by a cart after he was hit by cornerback Bashaud Breeland, though it was later reported he suffered a quad bruise and seems to have avoided serious injury. Tyreek Hill limps to the sideline and is carted off the field. Assuming he is done for the day. #chiefs #trainingcamp @SJNPSports @newspressnow pic.twitter.com/qqNl1210gG— Zach Fisher (@NPNowFisher) July 30, 2019 It’s unclear if Hill will be sidelined this week or beyond, but considering the Bengals recently lost star A.J. Green for up to eight weeks with an ankle injury, it’s safe to assume the Chiefs will be careful. One video you have to see In honor of launching his new documentary series called “Peyton’s Places” on ESPN+, former quarterback Peyton Manning lobbed a football to Cris Carter … from the top of a building in New York City. Peyton Manning launched a football-themed documentary series on ESPN+ Stream now here: https://t.co/AC0xTHzfXv pic.twitter.com/L6hMuy2Skk— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2019 Tuesday tweet of the day Chad Johnson, who last played with the Patriots in 2011, wants teams experiencing injury troubles to know his services are available.  Redskins to sign Donald Penn amid Trent Williams’ holdout, report sayslast_img read more

President Weah presents honours to Wenger and LeRoy

first_img0Shares0000Liberian President George Weah decorates his former football manager Arsene Wenger at a ceremony in the capital Monrovia, on August 24, 2018. PHOTOPAYNESVILLE, Liberia, Aug 24 – Liberian President George Weah gave his country’s top honour to Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy, the two French coaches who gave his football career an early boost, on Friday.At a red-carpet ceremony in the suburbs of the capital Monrovia, Wenger, who signed Weah when the now-president was 22, was praised for the “development of the youth in Africa” throughout his coaching career. “Your positive role has not only affected the professional success and personal life journey of many African footballers, but also the entire generation of young Liberians who follow President Weah as a mentor,” the ceremony’s speaker told Wenger as he received the distinction of Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption, the highest in the country.Wenger signed Weah when he was in charge of Monaco in 1988.After four seasons with Monaco, Weah moved to Paris Saint-Germain and then to AC Milan in 1995 — the year he became the only African to win the coveted Ballon d’Or for the best player in European club football.After Weah was elected president in January, he invited Wenger to his inauguration, but the Frenchman, in what turned out to be his last season as Arsenal manager, was unable to attend.Le Roy met the young Weah while managing Cameroon’s national side.“He had signed to Tonnerre Yaounde and came to Cameroon national squad training even though he was a Liberian. I was dazzled by his talent and called Arsene,” Le Roy, who is currently coaching Togo’s national team, told AFP.Over the past week, debate in Liberian newspapers and radio shows has mounted over whether the award — usually reserved for individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to Liberia — is right.Wenger honoured by WeahIn the streets of Monrovia, some Liberians questioned the timing of such a ceremony, as the poor West African nation grapples with runaway inflation and a host of other economic woes.“This honouring should not have been prioritised now,” said George Sackie, a 35-year-old teacher.The government maintains, though, that both men helped Liberia through helping Weah.“If Arsene Wenger and Le Roy had not exposed George Weah he would not have been the pride of an entire nation today,” said Andy Quamie, deputy minister of youth and sports.Among other Liberians — including many young people who helped propel the soccer great to the presidency in January’s elections — the event is a source of pride and excitement, placing the impoverished country on the world map.Hundreds gathered in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday, hours before the expected arrival of the Frenchmen.“For me the president is right to give such honour to the man who made him to be the only African to handle the world’s best title,” Patrick Harris, 23, told AFP.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

VITAL DERBY CLASH BETWEEN FINN HARPS 17’S AND DERRY CITY THIS WEEKEND

first_imgSOCCER: There is a massive game in the U17 League of Ireland on Saturday when Derry City host Finn Harps in the Brandywell.It will be tough game for either side, the last time the two clubs encountered was the opening game of the season with a 2-2 draw.Finn harps will be looking to register their first win, key players are coming back from injurys such as Ryan Finn and Shane Blaney, but they have lost Liam Walsh to ligament damage against Drogheda the week before. Finn Harps u19’s played Derry City u19’s last Saturday and earned a 3-0 win.After this result Harps will be going in with a bit more confidence.Get out and support the Harps, kick off is 2pm in Brandywell.VITAL DERBY CLASH BETWEEN FINN HARPS 17’S AND DERRY CITY THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:derry cityfinn harpssoccerSportlast_img read more