Shannon McCarthy with the Department of Transportation: “We are definitely in kind of a wrap up mode. So, the Sterling Highway project they are rapidly trying to get as much done so they can set the project up for success in the spring, and we are expecting that one to wrap up in October. Funny River Road is still ongoing, and I believe we will see the wrap up in September to end of October time frame.” FUNNY RIVER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ROAD CONSTRUCTION through SeptemberExpect loose gravel and rough surfaces. Please use caution when traveling though the area.Please be alert to possible SINGLE-LANE TRAFFIC and PILOT CAR operations. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fall construction season is wrapping up on the Kenai Peninsula, but two major projects may still have delays that could affect traffic. STERLING HIGHWAY REHABILITATION, SKILAK LAKE to STERLING ROAD CONSTRUCTION through October, and expected to continue in the Spring.Be alert to daily and nightly road work on the Sterling Highway at MP 71 through 79.Night shift pilot car operations will be in effect from 8:00pm to 8:00am, Mondaythrough Saturday. Be alert to equipment and construction crew on the shoulder.Please expect DELAYS of up to 15 minutes and plan your trip accordingly.Clearing crews are performing work between Sterling Highway at MP 60 and 65, be alert to equipment along roadway.Expect PILOT CAR and flagging operations on the Sterling Highway at MP 58 through 79, Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. For the full story: The construction projects on the Homer East End Road, and Seward city wide improvement projects are wrapping up for the season. McCarthy: “That’s actually a really significant project. It’s 22 miles of rehabilitation. So, what they are doing is obviously widening the highway to add 8 foot shoulders, and obviously doing any kind repaving dig out when there is a soft area. They are also construction passing lanes, which is a pretty great improvement for that area.”
(Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is coaching in his first game at Neyland Stadium since leaving Tennessee after the 2009 season. And for the Crimson Tide’s first play, Amari Cooper went 80 yards for a touchdown. Kiffin was so excited, he ran a few yards alongside Cooper on the sideline.Say what you want about Lane Kiffin, and many have, but the guy can flat draw up plays. There’s no debating it.— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) October 25, 2014Not a bad way to start a game.Lane Kiffin’s daps blowing up like: pic.twitter.com/GNaPNY2g2r— D.C. Reeves (@_DCReeves) October 25, 2014
Oct 11, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Will Redmond (2) and Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Justin Cox (9) celebrate after a reception during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Auburn Tigers 38-23. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Tiny Iceland made a stunning impact in their first-ever World Cup yesterday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a pulsating 1-1 draw but Lionel Messi’s tournament began wretchedly as he saw his penalty saved by Hannes Halldorsson. Sergio Aguero gave the two-time world champions the lead after 19 minutes before Iceland, showing the same commitment and self-belief that saw them stun the soccer world with their run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, hit back four minutes later through Alfred Finnbogason.Argentina, playing in all-black and roared on by the vast majority of the crowd in a rocking Spartak Stadium, eventually took command, delivering wave after wave of attacks in the second half.Yet they actually created few clear chances either side of the poorly-struck 64th-minute penalty by Messi, who drew a blank despite a remarkable 11 shots during the match. Iceland, by far the smallest country by population to appear at a World Cup and inspired by their “thunderclapping” fans, ran and battled tirelessly as they wrote another unlikely chapter in their short but glorious major tournament history.“People say we celebrate when we won a point — wait and see how we celebrate when we’ve won a game,” said Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson.Man of the match Halldorsson said he had done his homework on Messi, who has now missed four of his last seven penalties for club and country. “I looked at a lot of penalties by Messi and I also looked at how I had been behaving in previous penalties, so I tried to get into their mindset, how they would be thinking about me,” he said.Frustrated Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli tried to remain upbeat. “We need to be strong as a group, believe in ourselves and know we have all the tools to beat anybody,” he said.Other results:- France beat Australia 2-1Denmark beat Peru 1-0Croatia beat Nigeria 2-0. Today’s fixtures:-Costa Rica opposes SerbiaGermany opposes MexicoBrazil plays Switzerland
Players in Spain’s top-flight and Segunda division were allowed to carry out individual work at training grounds last week.The move was the beginning of a staggered training programme, with the aim to restart competitive games in the middle of June. La Liga insist identifying infected players through positive tests are part of that plan. The five players, who have not been officially named, will now be quarantined at home and tested again “in the next few days”. They will be allowed to rejoin their club’s training programme only after obtaining two consecutive negative test results. A La Liga statement read: “Among La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank (Segunda) clubs, five positive cases were detected in players, all of them asymptomatic and in the final phase of the disease.” “One of the objectives of these medical tests, according to the La Liga’s protocol for returning to training, according to recommendations of the CSD (Supreme Sports Council) and the Ministry of Health, was precisely to detect the denominated or asymptomatic, that is, those people who are infected and that, without presenting symptoms, they can infect other people,” the statement added. “In this way, we guarantee everyone’s safety when returning to work according to the occupational risk regulations.” La Liga’s training plan includes players initially carrying out work individually before then expanding into small groups and finally taking part in larger team sessions. Barcelona’s players were back for their first session on Friday while Real Madrid’s will return on Monday. The medical protocol for training is strict and includes players arriving already changed and at specific times to avoid contact with others. They wear masks and gloves, and have their temperatures taken before entering the premises. At the end of training, they take away a bag of fresh kit for the next day and shower at home. The league have not officially announced the timing for the resumption of competitive matches although Leganes coach Javier Aguirre said last week the proposed date is June 20. That could correspond with the Spanish government’s de-escalation programme, which includes outside events being allowed to go ahead in their fourth and final phase, as long as they are attended by fewer than 400 people. Football matches are expected to be staged behind closed doors for several months. La Liga president Javier Tebas has said “it is not an option” to cancel the top flight given he estimates the economic fallout would cost clubs around a billion euros ($1.08 billion). But the third and fourth tiers in Spain will not complete their seasons, as confirmed by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Wednesday. Instead, promotions will be decided through play-offs and there will be no relegations.