Several ramps on I-74 scheduled for milling and paving starting next week

first_imgPaving on all ramps will occur starting Thursday, September 19 they will start on (EB ramps, then WB ramps with each being closed separately at each location):Thursday, 9/19 (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) at Exit 156Friday, 9/20 (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) at Exit 149Saturday, 9/21 (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) at Exit 143Sunday, 9/22 (No work scheduled)Monday, 9/23 (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) on C.R. 850 E. overpass (overpass open with flaggers) Tuesday, 9/24 to Thursday, 9/26 at Exit 143 Pipe installation on EB off-ramp (6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 9/24)Paving (7 p.m. on 9/24 through 9/25)9/26 will be utilized as a workday if necessary Decatur, Franklin, and Ripley Counties— Milestone Contractors will begin milling and paving at three I-74 interchanges in Decatur, Franklin and Ripley Counties on or after Monday, September 16, weather permitting, as crews move toward the completion of the $61 million I-74 reconstruction project that began in August of 2017.Work will take place as follows on all ramps at Exit 156 (S.R. 101/Sunman/Milan), Exit 149 (S.R. 229/Oldenburg/Batesville) and Exit 143 (St. Maurice/New Point) from September 16 to 26, weather permitting.Milling on all ramps next week and will have (no ramp closures scheduled):Monday 9/16 (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) at Exit 156Tuesday, 9/17 (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at Exit 149Wednesday, 9/18 and Thursday, 9/19 (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) at Exit 143 and C.R. 850 E. overpass (overpass open with flaggers)Friday, 9/20 (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) at WB I-74 Rest Area (currently closed) Motorists may enter or exit I-74 at the exit before or after each closed ramp. A signed detour will also be available via S.R. 46. The entire I-74 reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed in late October or early November of this year. All drivers are urged to slow down and continue using caution in and near the work zone. All schedules are subject to change.last_img read more

NFL Draft 2019: UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson takes ‘Mr. Irrelevant’ honors

first_img NFL Draft 2019: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson shares unique connection to team’s 4th-round pick NFL Draft 2019: All 254 picks by team In a fitting tribute Saturday, Succop announced this year’s Mr. Irrelevant in front of the Nashville crowd.”I gave (critics) a lot of ammunition,” Succop told the crowd before announcing the pick. “I was a field goal kicker, and my last name was Succop.”Wilson caught 60 passes for 965 yards last season to lead UCLA in both categories. Both marks are records for a tight end in UCLA history.Before he heads off to Cardinals training camp, Wilson gets some great door prizes for becoming Mr. Irrelevant 2019. He will be honored this summer with a week-long series of events in Newport Beach, Calif. He’ll visit Disneyland, sail in a regatta, do interviews, and basically celebrate his status as last man off the draft board. The annual celebration, founded in 1976 by former NFL wide receiver Paul Salata, helps raise money for charity.The week concludes with the presentation of the Lowsman Trophy — a parody of the Heisman, obviously — only the trophy features a player fumbling a football. On an odd note, notes the team has picked a Mr. Irrelevant three times … and all three players were tight ends. They also drafted BYU’s Tevita Ofahengaue in 2001 and Louisville’s Gerald Christian in 2015.center_img It’s every kid’s worst nightmare on the playground — two captains pick their teams, and as the number of remaining players dwindles, they each offer up a silent prayer they won’t be the last one selected.Someone has to be the last player selected, and that’s the case in the NFL Draft as well, only the final player taken in each draft has come to be celebrated in a strange way with the bizarre title, “Mr. Irrelevant.” Meet Mr. Irrelevant of the 2019 NFL Draft, UCLA tight end Caleb Wilson, who was selected with the final pick of the seventh round (No. 254 overall) by the Arizona Cardinals.Most Mr. Irrelevants don’t pan out, either failing to make the roster, or going on to short, mostly anonymous careers. But there have been exceptions. Kicker Ryan Succop, the final player chosen in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs, is still active 10 years later, with the Titans. Related Newslast_img read more

After 17 years, Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juventus

first_imgIt was the 656th game for the evergreen 40-year-old who arrived in Turin in 2001 from Parma for a then world record 52 million euros fee.The goalkeeper and captain was substituted by coach Massimiliano Allegri to take an ovation before 40,000 emotional Juventus fans many with their eyes filling with tears.Juventus were two goals up thanks to Daniele Rugani after 49 minutes and Miralem Pjanic three minutes later when Buffon came off the pitch.He hugged all his teammates, on the field and on the bench, and then left the sidelines.Goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio made his Serie A debut between the posts in his place.Buffon had said he did not want anything special for his final game.“I want to live this day normally. I ask nothing except what I have already had, esteem, affection and respect. The rest I do not need it. As a child, I did not like birthdays and be in the centre of attention,” Buffon had said.But there was resounding applause and singing as the goalkeeper and Juventus captain emerged from the locker rooms before his final game.He was accompanied onto the pitch at the Allianz Stadium by his three children — Louis Thomas and David Lee, with the youngest, Leopoldo, in the arms of his partner Ilaria D’Amico.“There is only one number 1, there is only one number 1”, they sang in the tribunes before kick-off, as Buffon hugged his teammates one by one. In the south tribune Juventus fans unfurled a banner: “Only those who try the absurd reach the impossible”. A giant flag with the image of the goalkeeper covered the stand. There were messages “17 years with you. Thanks Gigi”, “Gigi Buffon, immortal hero” and “Gigi, Santo Subito”.Buffon embraced each of his teammates including his successor Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny and new captain Giorgio Chiellini and took his place in between the posts for his final game.The crowd cheered his every move with his first save made after quarter of an hour against Algerian winger Mohamed Fares.The moment everyone was waiting for came after 63 minutes as Buffon again hugged every teammate, every member of staff, waved at the crowd until he got to the bench, rested his head back and sighed with eyes closed, before leaving the sidelines.– ‘Simply the best’ –Golden farewell for Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOTeammates also paid tribute with Sami Khedira tweeting: “It has always been an honour for me to play side to side with a living legend. Glad we can celebrate another Scudetto today!” “100 games together, 1,040 days, smiles, tears, hugs,” tweeted Paulo Dybala. “You’ve taught me so much. You are the captain of my successes. I wish you to be happy in the future my captain, I will miss you. Today we must have fun together again.”After winning the Italian Cup, SuperCup and UEFA Cup with Parma, Buffon went on to claim nine Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and five SuperCups with Juventus, in addition to winning the 2006 World Cup with Italy.On the pitch Alessio Cerci pulled one back for the Verona after 76 minutes, ending Juventus’s bid for a record 23 games in one season without conceding a goal.It was also the final game for Ghanian Kwadwo Asamoah and Swiss Stephan Lichtsteiner.Juventus had wrapped up the Serie A title last Sunday in Rome, but lifted the trophy for the 34th time after the game.The storm did not stop hundreds of fans, many of whom had gathered outside, lining the route as the open top bus then made its way to the centre of the city.Despite trailing Napoli for much of the season Juventus ended the campaign with 95 points from 30 wins including 16 at home.“We fought with Napoli throughout the year, we tip our hats to them, but we were the best,” said Allegri. “We missed the icing on the cake, which is the Champions League, but we can’t know how it would have ended in extra time against Real Madrid,” he added of a match in which Buffon was controversially sent off.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus on Saturday before tearfully exiting after a trophy-laden 17-year career © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOTurin, Italy, May 19 – Italy great Gianluigi Buffon played his final game for Juventus on Saturday before tearfully exiting after a 17-year career as storm clouds gathered during a 2-1 win over already relegated Verona.Buffon — who had captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season — took his final bow midway through the second half before rain came down and thunder rumbled over the Allianz Stadium.last_img read more