Cone Zone: Week Of July 29, 2019

first_imgCOUNTY News:The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:Diamond Drive Paving:Star Paving is working on mill and overlay of the roadway surface between Los Alamos Canyon Bridge (aka Omega Bridge) and Sandia Drive/Orange Street with an anticipated finish date on or before high school begins Aug. 14. Mill and overlay will then proceed to between Sandia/Orange and the roundabout at San Ildefonso Road by Sept. 20. Final project completion is set for Sept. 27, weather permitting.Asphalt milling and paving work the week of July 29 through Saturday, Aug. 3 will involve work only at night. Star Paving will begin at 6 p.m. and work throughout the night. Traffic will be restored with all lanes open for the morning commute before 7 a.m. With the constricted schedule to complete work between Omega Bridge and Sandia/Orange, night operations have been deemed to be more efficient than working through the day time work hour restrictions that were previously announced in Cone Zone last week.Residents and businesses along Diamond Dr can expect to see and hear activities related to road construction overnight this week.Two lanes of travel, one in each direction, will be maintained on Diamond Dr during working hours overnight.If time permits, crews may elect to mill and repave the roundabout at San Ildefonso before Aug. 14. This will require the use of flaggers to direct traffic and result in some delays.Work will begin Monday at Los Alamos Canyon Bridge (aka Omega Bridge) and proceed north to the San Ildefonso roundabout, with a goal to complete work in front of UNM-LA and the High School before school/college resumes for the Fall session Aug. 14. On-going Manhole Repairs – Ponderosa Estates in Los Alamos: Crews continue adjusting manholes in Ponderosa Estates along Aspen Drive, Sumac Lane and Maple Drive. Work continues through the end of this week. The concrete being used is a high strength mix and requires a cure time; therefore, residents are urged to avoid driving over these manholes for the first few days after they are poured. Traffic control will be set up daily in several locations along the project route and residents are urged to use caution when driving through and walking near these work zones. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Roadway StripingWork is focused in the area of local school zones in Los Alamos over the next two weeks. All crosswalks are being pressure washed and painted in the early morning hours; no traffic impacts expected but motorists are asked to slow down and use caution in these areas.Road striping in White Rock has been suspended until after school begins in mid-August.Questions on the above projects? E-mail [email protected], or call 505.662.8150.Other road construction projects:N.M. 502 Roundabout and Road Reconstruction (NMDOT project):Work continues 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speed limit is reduced to 25 mph. N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) east-bound traffic is being detoured to 4th Street and Central Avenue. After a full stop, motorists should turn right (east) and travel through the construction zone to continue east-bound out of Los Alamos on N.M. 502. West-bound N.M. 502 traffic entering Los Alamos and approaching the roundabout construction zone is being detoured onto Central Avenue; continue west to Knecht Street (or alternatively, continue to the traffic light at 15th Street) then turn left to return to Trinity Drive. There is only one lane of traffic in each direction on Central Avenue.Please slow down, use caution and expect delays in this area, especially during peak commute times.Traffic advisories from NMDOT are available on www.nmroads.com and motorists are asked to check the site for updates on this project as it proceeds.TA-21 Clean Up Project – DP Road (N3B project):No change in truck traffic on DP Road from last week’s report. Clean-up work on the LANL TA-21 Site at the far eastern end of DP Road continues. Large trucks carrying away demolition debris containers will be exiting DP Road at an average of approximately three trucks per day. Motorists are asked to be alert for trucks exiting; use caution when entering or exiting DP Road, as this area is near the N.M. 502 Road Reconstruction project.last_img read more

UK, U of L’s national title odds improve

first_imgWith the NCAA tournament field cut down to 16, odds for remaining local teams Kentucky and Louisville improved on Monday. Here’s to hoping you bought in before March Madness got under way.UK’s down to an even-money favorite as the overall No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region by online sports book Bovada.LV. This time last week, the Wildcats were 6/5.U of L’s a co-eighth pick at 25/1 along with Oklahoma. This time last week, the Cardinals were 66/1, an afterthought in the national title race as the East Region’s No. 4 seed.Additionally, Bovada made UK a 1/4 favorite to make the Final Four and lists U of L at 12/5 to win the East Region title, the second pick behind Michigan State at 7/4.Update NCAA tournament odds from BovadaKentucky #1 1/1 Arizona #2 13/2 Duke #1 8/1 Wisconsin #1 8/1 Gonzaga #2 12/1 Michigan State #7 14/1 Utah #5 20/1 Louisville #4 25/1 Oklahoma #3 25/1 North Carolina #4 33/1 Notre Dame #3 33/1 Wichita State #7 33/1 NC State #8 50/1 UCLA #11 100/1 West Virginia #5 100/1 Xavier #6 100/1 Odds to win the Midwest Region Kentucky #1 1/4 Notre Dame #3 7/1 Wichita State #7 7/1 West Virginia #5 18/1 Odds to win the West Region Arizona #2 5/6 Wisconsin #1 3/2 North Carolina #4 8/1 Xavier #6 18/1 Will Kentucky Win the 2015 NCAA Championship? Yes EVEN (1/1) No -140 (5/7) Odds to win the South Region Duke #1 3/2 Gonzaga #2 3/2 Utah #5 3/1 UCLA #11 14/1 Odds to Win the East Region Michigan State #7 7/4 Louisville #4 12/5 Oklahoma #3 12/5 NC State #8 6/1last_img read more

Niki Mihailov returned to the group of Levski, Todorov again with…

first_imgNikolay Mihailov returned to Levski’s group for the decisive match of the last round of the playoffs in efbet League against Lokomotiv (Plovdiv). The guard was among the chosen ones of coach Georgi Todorov.The specialist again failed to fill the group, as it included 17 players. Simeon Slavchev, Stanislav Ivanov and Holmar Ejolfsson are still out due to injuries.Deyan Lozev was punished.The match with Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) is on Sunday at 21:00.Here is the whole group of “blues”:Nikolay Mihailov, Georgi Georgiev, Ivaylo Naydenov, Ivan Goranov, Ioannis Kargas, Kostadin Iliev, Iliya Yurukov, Martin Raynov, Stein Spiers, Franco Mazurek, Paulinho, Nasiru Mohamed, Zdravko Dimitrov, Marin Petkov, Martin Petar and Naibolj Koil Stanislav.Levski is hindered by the law, not DomuschievThe only thing Sirakov can do if the situation doesn’t work out for him is to insist on a change in the law or to leave the championship.last_img read more

Mona Shores hockey rallies past Hudsonville, wins first league title in 10 years

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Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Report a problem This item is… × DEAL OF THE DAY (2) Not relevant Shares × By Dave TomczakLocalSportsJournal.com MUSKEGON – It had been 10 long years since the Mona Shores hockey team had won a conference championship.Sailors’ Nathan Taylor looks for a pass from the corner. Photo/Mitchell DixonThat Sailors ended that drought in dramatic fashion on Friday, scoring two third-period goals to claim a 3-2 comeback victory over Hudsonville at Lakeshore Sports Centre, in a showdown for the championship of the O-K Conference Fischer Division.The title-clinching goal came from Ty Langlois on a power play with 4:08 left in the game.Mona Shores finished the regular season with a 17-8 overall record and an 8-2 mark in the conference. Hudsonville could have won title with a victory over the Sailors on Friday and a win over Jenison on Saturday, but it wasn’t to be.“I’m so happy for the team,” Sailors coach Chris Benedict said. “They worked so hard for this. Our guys knew they had to take care of this today.”Hudsonville took a 1-0 lead 9:55 into the first period when Ryan Blackburn flipped a shot up and over a diving TJ Habetler, the Mona Shores goalie. The Sailors evened the game at 1-1 with 1:33 left in the first period. Conner Winegar had a shot get past the Eagles’ goalie, but not across the goal line, then Nathan Taylor knocked it in to knot the score.Sailors’ Jacob Leibrandt looks to deflect a shot from the point. Photo/Mitchell Dixon Hudsonville’s Brendan Schaltz scored just 41 seconds later, and the Eagles led 2-1 after one period.“That’s frustrating for any coach to have your team score a big goal, especially in a big game like this, then have them come right back down and score so quickly, especially so late in the period,” Benedict said.Mona Shores controlled the second period, outshooting Hudsonville 12-5, and holding the Eagles without a shot for more than seven minutes.It appeared that the Sailors had tied the game 6:13 into the period, but a goal was waved off due to the net coming off its base. Mona Shores still trailed 2-1 after two periods.The Sailor offense continued to generate chances as third period play began, and with 7:17 left in the game it finally paid off.Jacob Leibrandt took a pass and skated between the faceoff circles, used a screen in front of the net, then beat the Eagles’goalie with a shot high on the glove side, tying the game at 2-2.Hudsonville was called for a cross-checking penalty 1:15 later, giving Mona Shores a man advantage at a crucial point of the game.Diego Pena with a shot from the point. Photo/Mitchell DixonLanglois scooped up a rebound and fired a backhand shot into the net with just six seconds left on the power-play and 4:08 in the game, and it proved to be the game winner.“I’ve been in a drought with goals lately,” Langlois said. “To have that goal go in was a great feeling.”Hudsonville had a final chance to pull even when Shores was called for holding with 1:33 left in the game.The Eagles called time out and pulled their for a two-skater advantage, but were unable to get a shot on net, much less the tying goal.“We’ve been down quite a bit this year and it hasn’t stopped us at all,” said Habetler, who finished with 32 saves in goal. “It’s awesome (winning the conference). We’ve put in a lot of hard work and we’ve come together as a team, There was no stopping us.”Mona Shores finished with a 40-34 shot advantage. Winegar had two assists, and Nathan Taylor, Andrew Taylor and Dylan Dieselberg had one apiece. Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Thank you! 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Mobile GPU benchmarks What they test and why they matter

first_imgWhile the average smartphone user may never consider running a GPU benchmark these tests are an important way of demonstrating the capabilities of current and future mobile devices.Today’s flagship phones are able to handle whatever you throw at them. If you’re a casual app user, music and video streamer, or if you’re big on taking pictures, the current crop of phones will be able to accomplish your tasks with no signs of slowing down. But if you’re the type to take advantage of more advanced features, like wirelessly streaming your phone via DLNA or Miracast, you’ll be happy that extra powerful hardware is available to you. Benchmarks don’t always perfectly reflect real-world circumstances but they do let us test capabilities and predict how devices will deal with demanding situations.There’s one other thing that our smartphones and tablets are starting to get really good at: playing games. We’ve got an army of simple 2D and 2.5D time-wasters of every shape, size, and description just begging you to throw a couple of bucks at them, but we’ve also got much more demanding titles on the market. First-person shooters like Dead Trigger, racing games that can compete visually with PlayStation 2 titles, and graphically intense hack-and-slashers all fill the category of game that are very demanding on current hardware.Why benchmark? If you already know a smartphone can handle your daily tasks just fine, it would make sense that you’d want to know what else it can do. Or you may be looking for a phone that can specifically handle games without choking. Instead of performing benchmarks on the entire system, you can perform a variety of tests on the graphics hardware itself and get a better feel for what the handset can really do.The GPU benchmarksRight now, there’s no one benchmark application for iOS and Android that will definitively tell you everything you need to know about a GPU. There is a lot of overlap between programs, and you’ll find that the 2D benchmarking tools aren’t as visually exciting as 3D ones. Testing 2D graphics is a lot like browser benchmarks — the goal is to see how many things you can display on the screen without the animation of each individual sprite slowing down or otherwise degrading. Since nearly all the most popular games for mobile devices use 2D graphics, this test is important.Unfortunately, there are no 2D benchmarking tools for iOS and Android that deliver a real-world prediction of game performance. You’ll just get shapes dancing across the screen with a score afterwards that has limited relation to actual gaming. The most popular benchmarking tools for Android, AnTuTu, will give you a score that is relative to other phones that have taken the same tests. This is useful from a comparison standpoint, but not a practical demonstration of what the phone is capable of.If you’re looking for games that test 2D performance instead of simulating it, your best bet is to play fast-paced 2D games like Puk or Super Hexagon and then compare device performance subjectively.Next page: Testing 3D performance on mobile devices… 1 2last_img read more