INDOT avoids full U.S. 52 closure with new plan

first_imgMetamora, In. — Due to public concerns the Indiana Department of Transportation has revised the construction plan for the bridge work on U.S. 52 in Metamora.Engineers and representatives from RAM Construction have developed a plan to use flaggers to avoid completely closing the bridge during construction operations. The original plan called for a 30-day full closure.Workers will place bridge deck overlays on a 4-span bridge on U.S. 52 over the Whitewater River and a 3-span bridge on U.S. 52 over the Whitewater Canal. The overlay prevents moisture intrusion and increase service life and traction.The work will be done in the fall of 2017.last_img read more

Troy Deeney the soul of our team, claims Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores

first_imgWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has thrown his full support behind captain Troy Deeney, despite the striker’s late own goal costing the Hornets a draw against Manchester United on Saturday. Flores also reserved praise for Etienne Capoue, who was one of the Hornets’ star performers with a commanding display in midfield. The Frenchman was given the chance to sit out the contest following the terror attacks in Paris, but Flores insisted the 27-year-old was determined to play. “It was impressive,” Flores added. “Capoue had a very tough, difficult week but I talked to him many times. “I said, ‘Are you ready, are you ready? Are you sure, are you sure? Do you want to play?’ He said, ‘Yes, of course, of course’. “He suffered a lot like the rest of the team in the first half, but in the second half he was a leader in midfield, he played well like the rest of the players.” “For us he is like the soul of the team,” Flores said. “He represents values that we want for ourselves at Watford. “He’s fighting all the time, he’s pushing his team-mates all the time, he’s everywhere on the pitch, so he’s very important for us.” Louis van Gaal’s side dominated the first half at Vicarage Road and took the lead through Memphis Depay, but the Hornets improved after the break and arguably deserved a share of the spoils. “At half-time I said to remove the first half, the most important thing was that we want to play another match of 45 minutes,” Flores said. “I can’t explain. I don’t think anyone in the team was expecting the first half. We were playing Man United and, if you are not completely ready, Man United is better than your team to be honest. “You can have a lot of difficulties to keep all the players with confidence, but it’s true it wasn’t our team in the first half. “We weren’t expecting that but sometimes it’s possible.” Deeney looked to have snatched a point for Watford with an 87th-minute penalty, only then to put United 2-1 up in injury-time when he bundled in Bastian Schweinsteiger’s cross. The defeat was Watford’s fifth of the season and left the club 13th in the Barclays Premier League table, but Flores refused to blame Deeney, who now has three goals in his last four appearances. Press Associationlast_img read more

MLAX : Orange defense struggles to contain Villanova attack in 2nd half of loss

first_img Published on March 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments It was simply a lack of energy and focus.Those two factors allowed Villanova to devastate Syracuse in the second half. After the Orange held a two-goal lead at halftime, Brian Megill said it was those two variables that leached into the Orange’s defensive performance and wrenched a victory away.‘We came out of the locker room with no energy,’ Megill said. ‘… Hats off to them, (Jack Rice) and (Kevin Cunningham) have great chemistry together and they look for each other all the time, and I thought they got a good bunch of goals in transition.’A collective performance from the Wildcats’ cohesive attacking unit of Rice, Cunningham and Will Casertano in the second half snatched control of the game. No. 15 Villanova (5-3, 1-0 Big East) used a spirited offensive onslaught in the second half to outscore No. 8 SU (4-3, 2-1 Big East) by three goals in the final 30 minutes and conquer the Orange 11-10 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday.SU’s defense came into the game with an emphasis on stopping the Wildcats’ proficient three-headed attack. And through the first half, the Orange did a good job limiting the trio to just three total points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut all that changed when the momentum swung in Villanova’s favor in the second half.A quick up-and-down sequence after the opening draw yielded a goal for the Wildcats.After Wildcats goaltender Dan Gutierrez made a save on Derek Maltz, he pushed the ball out in transition. Cunningham found midfielder Matt Bell cutting to the net 56 seconds later to slice Syracuse’s lead to one.‘I think right away we came out of the locker room with intensity, and we were down by I think two, and right away we started moving at a fast pace right away,’ Rice said. ‘Everyone was cutting off picks and was working hard off ball. We were finding people open, and I think it was just confusing the defense.’That intensity was facilitated by a dominating performance in the faceoff X.After Syracuse controlled 9-of-14 draw controls in the first half, the tides changed drastically in the second. Villanova won 9-of-11 faceoffs in the second half to give its offense a boost in the third and fourth quarters.‘It’s kind of been the same old story for us,’ head coach John Desko said. ‘I thought that even with the stats the way they were, the faceoff guys were getting the ball out towards space, and I congratulate them on getting those loose balls.’And Rice and Cunningham began to exploit the Syracuse defense with those additional possessions in the attacking zone.With 6:51 remaining in the third quarter, Rice caught a pass from Cunningham in the middle of the attacking zone. He spun around SU defender Matt Harris to free up some space in front of the net and fired a bounce shot past goaltender Dominic Lamolinara.Rice’s goal was part of a 3-0 Villanova run to open the second half as the Wildcats took their first lead since the 2:27 mark of the first quarter.‘They do a good job of their picking,’ Desko said. ‘They’re going to get theirs, and they’re smart players and in certain situations they’re going to get theirs.’Rice finished with a team-high four points, on two goals and two assists to help key Villanova’s second-half comeback. Cunningham added three assists on the day.The resilient attack by the Wildcats in the second half turned the game into a dogfight. After SU midfielder Drew Jenkins gave the Orange a 9-8 lead late in the third quarter, Villanova mounted another 3-0 run to take a decisive lead.Casertano, known for his prominent feeding abilities, got two great looks off feeds from Rice and Michael Vigilante and put two goals away down the stretch to help earn the victory for the Wildcats.And SU’s defense couldn’t hold its ground.‘We kept getting turnovers and not making plays on defense,’ Megill said, ‘and they just kept crawling back in there, crawling back in there, and when you get a team with confidence, they’re going to do some amazing things.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more