first_imgBarely one month into their winter-clearing work, the road crew on the west side of Glacier National Park has already plowed a large portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road.The west side crew recently passed The Loop, which is roughly 25 miles from the West Entrance. Plows have encountered near-record snow depths upwards of 15 feet as they venture into the park’s upper reaches, according to park officials.Crews have plowed down to pavement at Alder Pullout (before Russ Slide, about two miles above the loop), and have made some additional progress below Road Camp, according to Lauren Alley, Glacier National Park spokesperson.Vehicle traffic is still limited to 11.5 miles of the Sun Road, from the West Entrance to Lake McDonald Lodge.East side crews continue to work in the snow-blanketed Two Medicine and Many Glacier areas, plowing out additional parking areas and picnic areas.Next week, the east side crew will head to the Going-to-the-Sun Road, plowing above Rising Sun.The heavy equipment on the west side is approaching the most challenging sections of road to plow. Logan Pass, situated about seven miles from The Loop, is the highest point on the Sun Road at 6,646 feet elevation. Snow depths can climb as high as 80 feet at certain spots, covering all but the roof of the visitor center. Just east of Logan Pass, the so-called Big Drift also presents a difficult task with some of the most snow, as well as hazardous places where water from snowmelt creates potholes and tunnels that can swallow equipment.Warmer temperatures have helped park plow crews gain ground on the annual road-clearing operations, opening up new opportunities for hikers and bikers to enjoy the scenery, wildlife-viewing opportunities and exercise.Crews on the east and west sides converge at these two points and tackle them together due to the scope of work. This often requires using hand shovels near the visitor center.The plows officially began work on the Sun Road on April 6. The process of uncovering the 50-mile road from winter’s wrath typically takes 10 weeks depending on snow depths and spring weather. Due to these conditions, the National Park Service does not establish a set date for when the iconic road fully opens, but it typically occurs in late June or early July. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Posted in ihodgrjg

first_img* Car must run 10 consecutive laps on the track to be included in the above chart.(i) Ineligible for driver points in this seriesNo drivers ran 10 consecutive laps in opening practice on Thursday.RELATED: Practice 1 results PosCarDriverFrom LapTo LapAvg Speed 1088Dale Earnhardt Jr.2332181.375 84Kevin Harvick2130180.282 RELATED: Practice 3 results 410Danica Patrick110182.402 724Chase Elliott2231181.834 115Kasey Kahne2938179.883 2032Matt DiBenedetto312178.284 1451* Timmy Hill(i)110173.719 2443Regan Smith(i)1625177.527 81Jamie McMurray1019181.764 618Kyle Busch2534180.301 PosCarDriverFrom LapTo LapAvg Speed 548Jimmie Johnson3342180.370 342Kyle Larson514183.492 218Kyle Busch110183.538 2110Danica Patrick1928178.273 1827Paul Menard2433178.736 1713Ty Dillon #817178.908 1995Michael McDowell2231178.618 236Trevor Bayne1827178.155 514Clint Bowyer1423182.325center_img 620Matt Kenseth1322182.219 1617Ricky Stenhouse Jr.1625179.324 914Clint Bowyer2130180.191 252Brad Keselowski1928177.090 1331Ryan Newman2231179.757 123Austin Dillon1827179.806 RELATED: Practice 2 results 178Martin Truex Jr.110184.886 1522Joey Logano2332179.453 324Chase Elliott2130180.482 1441Kurt Busch2635179.644 1141Kurt Busch1322181.313 1332Matt DiBenedetto1019176.511 1011Denny Hamlin2130179.966 2238David Ragan110178.185 778Martin Truex Jr.1928180.300 442Kyle Larson918180.414 11Jamie McMurray2231180.914 92Brad Keselowski1827181.494 1295Michael McDowell1726178.802 220Matt Kenseth2029180.526last_img read more

Posted in kbqjkvwa

first_imgThe 21-year-old has played 779 minutes for the League Two club this season and will add to that game time this evening at Forest Green Rovers.And with three goals and three assists to add to the 10 goals and 11 assists from last season’s spell at A.F.C Fylde, Smith is relishing being back in his Merseyside home.“It’s a great chance for me to go out and play regular senior football. Under-23s football can only take you so far,” said Smith, who grew up across the River Mersey playing for the junior club Millers managed by his dad Gary.“I feel I am improving playing in this environment. We’ve started well (currently in 6th) and I just want to help Tranmere finish as high in the table as possible.”Former Wrexham youth player Smith, who has had spells at Cheltenham Town and A.F.C Fylde since joining City, is one of 21 players currently out on loan.They include Opi Edwards and Jake Andrews, as well as Saikou Jennah (1) and Conor Lemonheigh-Evans (2), who scored three goals between them in last Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup victory for Torquay United over Winchester City.In League One, Taylor Moore is becoming a rock in Southend United’s defence while Tyreeq Bakinson, Cameron Pring and Antoine Semonyo are all starting for Newport County in League Two.James Carey kept a clean-sheet in the Frome Town’s 2-0 win over Gosport Borough while James Morton played 90 mins for Bath City, who lost their FA Cup tie 1-0 at Weston-Super-Mare, for whom George Nurse played 90 mins.last_img read more

Posted in taxswawl

first_imgVarious restoration works on several unpaved sections of the Lutiman-Guicam-Olutanga Road in Zamboanga Sibugay Province, which were hit hard by heavy rainfall, have been completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways said.PHOTO VIA DPWH/ MANILA BULLETINRepair and restoration activities were conducted at the five slippery and muddy sections of the 29.10-kilometer Lutiman-Guicam-Olutanga Road, which is under construction.According to Project Director Sharif Madsmo Hasim, the full blown repair and restoration activities were carried out from September 3 to 8.“However, the contractor under the close supervision of the assigned DPWH field engineers and consultants, made both lanes of the existing gravel road passable in September 6 to all vehicles considering that this route is the only road leading to Guicam Port, where vehicles including trucks loaded with products and other goods traversed in going to and from the neighboring island of Olutanga,” Hasim said.He also added that concreting works of the clay and slippery sections will only work best during the dry season so for the meantime, the road sections will be maintained passable during the rainy day.The Lutiman-Guicam-Olutanga Road Project that started in March 2019 is among the core road projects in Zamboanga Peninsula of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-assisted Improving Growth Corridors for Mindanao Road Sector Project (IGCMRSP).“Although the project site is hampered by adverse weather conditions, the accomplished full road width already paved with concrete cement is now at 6.24 kilometers out of the total 12 kilometers gravel road at the mainland side of the town of Alicia,” Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.The overall project component accomplishment is now at 31 percent. It is expected to be completed by 2021.Villar said the improvement of the present four- to five-meter wide provincial road made up of gravel and hardly passable during rainy season will improve mobility, connecting accessibility and safety, and reduced poverty in the project area of Alicia, Mabuhay, Talusan and Olutanga of Zamboanga Sibugay Province.It will also lead to a ferry operation at the Guicam Channel of about 440-meter width to connect Guicam to Mabuhay in Olutanga Island.Meanwhile, two other ADB-assisted projects namely the 23.73-kilometer Alicia-Malangas Road in Zamboanga Sibugay and Tampilisan-Sandayong Road in Zamboanga del Norte have posted an accomplishment of 31 and 27 percent, respectively. SIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UPlast_img read more

Posted in jycywmjo

first_img WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 12th May, 2020 14:19 IST Conor McGregor Confirms He Will Return To The Octagon In July, Teases Upcoming Contest Conor McGregor recently took to Twitter and went on to thrash Dustin Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Justin Gaethje, before announcing his return for July. UFC returned to action this past weekend with a blockbuster main event headlined by Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje. With UFC events up and running, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor is now looking to finalise an opponent for his next fight. While there was massive speculation regarding Conor McGregor’s upcoming bout, the Irish superstar revealed the date of his next fight via Twitter. However, the former world champion is yet to finalise his upcoming fight on paper.Also Read | Conor McGregor next fight: Conor McGregor Accepts Boxing Legend Oscar De La Hoya’s Challenge UFC: Conor McGregor next fight date revealed See you in July 🇮🇪☘️🇺🇸— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 12, 2020 Written By Conor McGregor took to Twitter and wrote, “See you in July”. The former double champion has not revealed whom he wants to face in July but went on to tease his fans by posting the emojis of the Irish flag and the USA flag. Conor McGregor has already expressed his interest in facing Justin Gaethje post UFC 249, and UFC fans have now assumed that McGregor’s July return will see him go up against the new interim lightweight champion.Conor McGregor also went on to state that he will “butcher” Justin Gaethje if they ever meet inside the octagon. However, Justin Gaethje has earned himself an opportunity of facing Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title and there is a chance he may not accept McGregor’s challenge. Khabib Nurmagomedov has also vowed to return in July, as he is confirmed to go up against ‘The Highlight’. First Published: 12th May, 2020 14:19 IST Also Read | Conor McGregor next fight: Floyd Mayweather Calls Out UFC Superstar, Conor McGregor training videoThe decreasing possibility of Justin Gaethje vs Conor McGregor in July has brought another American fighter into the mix. Conor McGregor has also taken digs at Dustin Poirier with one of his ‘headline-worthy’ tweets recently and the former interim lightweight champion did not fail to respond. Though Conor McGregor has often trolled Dustin Poirier for getting knocked out within 90 seconds of their featherweight contest in 2014, Dustin Poirier has regarded his ‘lightweight journey’ to be his prime. This time, Dustin Poirier did the same as he went on to mention that Conor has just one win in the 155 lbs division. It is Dustin/Tony next when Tony heals.If he does. Dustin will beat him also if changes are not made. Which they won’t. Dustin, although game, and in the mix, will be fed to the floor again. Couple wins here/there then folded in half. Rinse and repeat – Dustin career.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020center_img Raj Sarkar Also Read | Conor McGregor next fight: Conor McGregor’s Intriguing Potential Superfight At UFC Fight Island Revealed amid Conor McGregor training videoAlso Read | Conor McGregor next fight: Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier Embroiled In A War Of Words On Twitter, Hint At A Rematch Image courtesy: UFC SUBSCRIBE TO US You have 1 win at Lightweight in the UFC… Pipe down— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May 11, 2020 COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Posted in njlmtazq