Travel Tools Available for Residents, DNC Visitors

first_imgTravel Tools Available for Residents, DNC Visitors By: Leslie Richards, Secretary of Transportation Read more blog posts on the Democratic National Convention.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf DNC,  The Blog The Democratic National Convention, being held from July 25 to 28, will bring thousands of visitors, media and others to Philadelphia. Pennsylvania is excited to host this national event and PennDOT is working with national, state and local officials to ensure it’s a safe and smooth one.To help residents and visitors alike, we’ve set up 511pa.com/DNC, a travelers’ website dedicated to this event. There, you can find information on real-time traffic conditions in the Philadelphia region, along with street closures around the convention venue at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The site is responsive on mobile devices so you can check the site from just about anywhere!Even if you’re not attending the convention or plan to just pass through the region, I encourage you to check out the site in advance and also during the event so you can plan ahead and avoid any potential inconveniences as much as possible.We’re taking many measures to not only help maintain safety, but also to keep you moving.Road Restrictions, Closures, and DetoursAll interstate highways and expressways in the Philadelphia region will remain open to passenger vehicles throughout the convention. Commuters should allow additional time for travel on I-76, I-676 and Route 291 during this time because these highways will experience heavier traffic volumes due to commercial vehicles being diverted off I-95 (see “Commercial Drivers”). Citizens should consider using public transportation for travel into and out of Center City.The I-95 exit ramps at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) in south Philadelphia also will be closed during convention week.The I-95 north exit ramp at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) will be closed from Friday, July 22 at 8:00 PM until midday Friday, July 29.The southbound I-95 exit ramp at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) will be open intermittently during convention week, but only for access to the Navy Yard. The southbound exit-ramp will be closed:Friday, July 22, at 8:00 PM to Saturday, July 23, at 6:00 AM;Monday, July 25, at 2:00 PM to Tuesday, July 26, at 2:00 AM;Tuesday, July 26, at 2:00 PM to Wednesday, July 27, at 2:00 AM;Wednesday, July 27, at 2:00 PM to Thursday, July 28, at 2:00 AM; andThursday, July 28, at 2:00 PM to midday Friday, July 29.The southbound I-95 off-ramp will be open to the Navy Yard only at all other times during convention week.The posted detours for motorists to follow during the closure of the I-95 exit ramps at Broad Street (Route 611/Exit 17) are:From I-95 North: Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) east, to Moyamensing Avenue, to Oregon Avenue to Broad Street (Route 611); andFrom I-95 South: Enterprise Avenue, to Island Avenue, to Route 291 (Penrose Avenue) east, to Moyamensing Avenue, to Oregon Avenue to Broad Street (Route 611).Commercial DriversDue to security at the convention, there will be some commercial vehicle restrictions in place during the event. Commercial vehicles weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling on Interstate 95 between Exit 13 (Interstate 76 West/Route 291/Valley Forge) and Exit 22 (Interstate 676) in Philadelphia from Saturday, July 23 at 12:00 PM, until midday Friday, July 29.What commercial vehicles are restricted?Among the types of commercial vehicles to be restricted from traveling on this part of I-95 during the convention are delivery trucks, utility vehicles, parcel trucks, small dump trucks, buses, flatbed and stake trucks, refrigerated and box trucks, large delivery trucks, refuse trucks, cement mixers, buses, and all tractor trailer combinations including double trailers.In addition, motor homes and recreational trailers operated for personal use and weighing more than five tons will also be restricted from traveling on this section of I-95.Keeping You Informed and MovingWhen it comes to managing area roadways, PennDOT is working closely with regional transportation partners to coordinate travel-related messaging and the use of electronic message signs to inform commercial drivers and travelers of I-95 travel restrictions in Philadelphia during this special event. Messages will be posted on 109 permanent and portable electronic message signs beginning Saturday, July 16, and continuing throughout the week of the convention.PennDOT will not close travel lanes on the following interstate highways and expressways for construction and maintenance activities from Sunday night, July 24, to Friday morning, July 29: I-76; I-95 between I-676 and I-476: I-676; U.S. 202 between Route 29 and I-76; and U.S. 422 between U.S. 202 and Route 23.Expanded, Free Roadside AssistanceTo further help motorists and expedite the reopening of travel lanes resulting from breakdowns or incidents during the convention, PennDOT will operate its State Farm Safety Patrol tow truck service around-the-clock from Saturday, July 23, to Friday, July 29, on I-76; I-95 between Route 63 and the Delaware state line; I-476; I-676; U.S. 202 between Boot Road and I-76; and U.S. 422 between U.S. 202 and Route 29.Visit the City of Philadelphia website to learn more about the convention, receive alerts from the city, and much more. 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Hans van der Pluijm wins Tanzanian Premiership at the first attempt

first_imgHans van der Pluijm has won the Tanzania Premier League with national giants Yanga FC.The former Heart of Lions and Berekum Chelsea boss was appointed only in December and has bested Simba, who are the Tanzanian league’s other big team.Yanga will be the reps for Tanzania in the next African Champions League season.The Vodacom League this season has been frenetic, Van der Pluijm’s team drubbing relegation- bound Polisi Morogoro 4-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.Before the game started, Yanga had one hand on the title, but with two rounds of matches to go, they made it sure to reclaim the title from Azam FC.Last year’s winners are currently on 45 points from 23 games while Simba are third with 41 points. Last season, Yanga just lost the crown to Azam with a game to go but Tanzania’s most successful club in the local top flight are back. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

Nurkic broke 34 Years old Record

first_imgLast night, Portland won Oklahoma with the result of 114: 109, and NBA fans in BiH will remember this game for a great play by Bosnian player Jusuf Nurkić.In this game he scored 18 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks. He played excellently and broke the 34 years old record. He became the first player to the Trail Blazers, who had 15+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 5+ blockade.Last night was quite interesting on the match of Portland and Oklahoma. Supporters of Portland welcomed Nurkić to the new club and he has already become one of the favorite players. On tribunes, one banner appeared saying: “Our Bosnian beast”.By the end of the season we are but to watch Nurkic in his best shapes. Even the legendary NBA player Shaquille O’Neal commented on last night’s performance and he said that he likes what Jusuf made against Oklahoma and the way he played.(Source: N1 / Nedim Fejzic)last_img read more

India set to play 15 internationals in 13 months

first_imgMumbai, May 23 (PTI) The Indian national football team is set to play 15 internationals – including eight at home – in a 13-month period, including some which have already been held, the All India Football Federation announced today.”All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its marketing partners, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), have shared the national football team?s yearly fixtures beginning March 2017 wherein the India National Team will play 15 competitive games including 8 matches in India (March 2017-March 2018),” AIFF stated today.”All the international fixtures will be broadcast live on Star Sports and its digital platform, Hotstar,” it said.Indias next international is a friendly against Nepal here at the Andheri Sports Complex on June 6 followed exactly seven days later by the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifier game against Kyrgyzstan at Bengaluru.”Followed by the Champions Cup in August, the team returns to its AFC Asian Cup qualifier campaign as they play the last team in the group, Macau in the away leg on September 5, 2017,” AIFF said.”The national team will take part in two training camps between October 2017 to November 2017 where they also play the home games of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers against Macau (October 10, 2017) and Myanmar (November 14, 2017).”India National Team will also come together for additional friendly games at Home on October 4, 2017, November 8, 2017, and March 22, 2018, against teams yet to be confirmed. The last match of the AFC Asian Cup qualifier will be played in an away leg against Kyrgyzstan on March 27, 2018,” the AIFF said.”The national team played a total of 6 games that included 4 home games in the same duration last year,” it added.advertisementIndia have already played and won 2 games in March – the friendly against Cambodia and AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Myanmar.”With a clear focus to increase home games, AIFF recently launched the annual multi-country Champions Cup to be played by 4 countries including India in August 2017. The competition will be held from August 18-27, 2017 where the team will play 4 games provided they reach the finals,” AIFF said further. PTI SSR NRBlast_img read more