PHOTO: Removing Limestone from Charleston Harbor Entrance

first_imgImage source: USACEThe Dredge Ellis Island, which is the largest hopper dredger in the U.S., is currently removing limestone from the entrance channel of the Charleston Harbor, as part of the Post 45 Deepening project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, has just released this amazing photo of a skimmer on the dredger, removing water from the sediment and leaving behind large pieces of limestone, which will be placed to grow another mitigation reef.The Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project looks to address transportation inefficiencies by deepening and widening Charleston Harbor to allow for growth in the shipping industry with the influx of Post-Panamax ships calling on port in the Lowcountry.The Charleston District has been working with the project’s non-federal sponsor, the South Carolina Ports Authority, since 2010 to complete studies and move the project toward a 52 foot deep federal channel.This project is one of the first seven that Obama’s Administration expedited under its “We Can’t Wait” initiative for critical infrastructure projects.last_img read more

Liquor laws failing to protect those vulnerable to alcohol-related harm

first_imgStuff 15 December 2016Family First Comment:  We didn’t need a report to tell us the obvious! The alcohol industry is laughing all the way to the bank because of weak liberal laws around alcohol abuse. And be warned – the same will happen in the marijuana industry if we adopt dopey laws.Liquor laws promising to increase community control of alcohol use are failing under the weight of the alcohol industry, a new report shows.The Alcohol Healthwatch report, released on Thursday, found at-risk communities are devastated that their attempts to control alcohol use are being pushed back by the alcohol industry.Researcher Dr Nicki Jackson said the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and Local Alcohol Policy Act had done little to control alcohol sales.Jackson said it was very clear that communities wanted stronger restrictions on where and when alcohol could be sold, but what had happened was upholding the status-quo.Local Alcohol Policies (LAP) were the central feature of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, and would allow each council to develop its own policy addressing community concerns relating to the location and number of liquor stores, as well as their trading hours.The report found that, as of July, 19 of 67 local councils in New Zealand were yet to develop their own alcohol policies.Of the 31 policies that had reached provisional stages, the alcohol industry had appealed all but one.None of the 19 policies which were adopted had measures in place that could reduce the existing number of alcohol outlets in an area.The report also found that Maori and Pacifica communities were more likely to live in areas where no local alcohol policy has been established.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (January 5-10)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report for January 5-10.Players of the Week.Girls Basketball:  Brooke Todd-Switzerland CountyBoys Basketball:  Brady Meyer-South RipleyORVC Weekly Report (January 5-10)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Who Is Right?

first_imgI noticed some players missing from action after the Christmas break.  Some of this was illness, but some of it was the result of missing practice because of family vacations.  This always bring up the question of “who is right” in this situation?As a coach, you expect all of your players to be present for all of the action during the season.  I know when I was a coach I made this quite clear to my players, and what the consequences would be if they were not there.  In that era each coach made their rules.  Now most schools have a written policy.However, there is another point of view.  This comes from the family.  Once a child graduates from school, it is almost impossible to go on a family vacation.  I also see where this is important.  In some cases, this may be the only time you can visit family away from your home town.  This is extremely important.  I certainly would not like to be the child left behind when you visit close relatives like Grandpa and Grandma.  I guess what I am saying is, there is no right or wrong.  Should there be consequences?last_img read more

Cricket News Disgraced David Warner make roaring comeback to cricket

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Australian vice-captain David Warner has made a comeback to cricket since his ball-tampering suspension and scored 36 runs in a One-day match in Darwin’s Strike League in Australia.The Sydney-born southpaw played for the City Cyclones in a 50 overs match against the Northern Tide at the Marrara Cricket Ground.Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft also made a comeback to cricket and played in the same tournament but on an adjacent ground.Warner and Australia captain Steve Smith were suspended for 12 months and Bancroft for nine months for their involvement in the ball-tampering incident during a Test match against South Africa at Cape Town. Cricket Australia suspended Warner, Bancroft and Steve Smith but their ban is only for international matches but the trio are free to participate in independent leagues such as the Strike League.Both Warner and Smith recently took part in a T20 competition in Canada. The Delhi Daredevils man was playing some brilliant shots but fell to a top-edged catch. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Chukwu Thanks Pinnick, Commends Eagles

first_img”They and all Nigerians demonstrated love to me. I thank all of them”, Chukwu said.Speaking on the bronze medal won by the Super Eagles after beating Tunisia 1-0 in the third place match at the AFCON in Egypt, Chukwu said that it was better than nothing.”I congratulate the players and their coaches and Amaju and his NFF members. It is a commendable feat if you remember that Egypt that hosted and was tipped to win fell by the way side,” Chukwu who won a bronze medal in Tunisia while he was chief coach of the Eagles said.”Lets celebrate the team. There is bright future for the team with those young and talented players”, he emphasised.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles Captain and coach, Chairman Christian Chukwu has once again thanked the President and executive members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), for their rapid response while he was ill.The Nigerian football legend who was bailed financially by philanthropist Femi Otedola who ensured he got the best of medical treatment in London said that words would not be enough to thank NFF President, Pinnick Amaju for his prompt response in his time of need.”I wake up every day praying for Amaju, Otedola and the Governor of Enugu State, His excellency Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. It is only God who will reward them for their assistance,” Chukwu who stayed nearly two months in London where he underwent treatment and surgery at the renowned Wellington Hospital said. Christian Chukwulast_img read more

Ticketing process changes again

first_imgStudents will have to wake up early this year if they want to attend the Wisconsin football games.[/media-credit]The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department will once again be changing its ticket policy for the upcoming 2009-10 football season.According to a news release from the Athletic Department Monday night, the new policy will be based on two different sales times, both on a first-come, first-served basis. The first sales period will take place on June 22 at 8:30 a.m. and will be available exclusively to undergraduates, including incoming freshmen.The next wave of sales will take place on July 6 and will be available exclusively for graduate and professional students. This group also includes incoming graduate students. The Athletic Department has allotted 1,700 tickets for this group based on previous records of how many students from this category have traditionally purchased student football tickets.If there are any remaining tickets from the allotted number given to graduate students after 4:30 p.m. on July 10, both undergraduate and graduate students will be able to purchase these tickets starting July 13 at 8:30 a.m.According to the release, the Athletic Department changed the policy based on feedback from students through personal communication with students on campus, an online survey given to student ticketholders throughout the 2008 season and a postseason focus group.Members of the Associated Students of Madison Shared Governance Committee were involved in the focus groups trying to get a better perspective on students’ views.Logan Hulick, a Shared Governance Committee member who also works with the Athletic Department, said between 60 and 100 people were asked to participate in the focus groups. The people who received these emails were members of ASM, student media and concerned students. Of this group, about 25 people attended.“It was everywhere from seniors to freshmen,” Hulick said. “I don’t know how even it was, but it was definitely from both, and graduate students were there.”According to both Hulick and Jake McGee, also a member of the Shared Governance Committee, the consensus of the group was to eliminate the lottery system and change it to a first-come, first-served basis regardless of class standing.“The freshmen are equally excited, and they are students too,” McGee said. “It’s hard to throw out judgments saying the freshmen might be later, and the seniors might be earlier.”While the purchasing process for student tickets may have changed, the distribution system has not. Those who receive tickets will still get vouchers for their seats as they have in years past and will be able to redeem them at the stadium gates on game day.The Badgers will hold seven home games this coming year, including a night-game opener against Northern Illinois on Sept. 5.Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations Vince Sweeney could not be reached for comment as of press time.last_img read more

Women of Troy off to best start in program history

first_imgThe women’s sand volleyball team is off to a hot start, maintaining a perfect 7-0 record and climbing the rankings to the top spot in the nation. After a weekend of play in Hawai’i against various teams, the Women of Troy bested No. 3 Pepperdine at home on Tuesday.USC kicked off the season earlier this month with home wins against Texas Christian, Florida State and Loyola Marymount. Following the homestead sweep the team headed to Hawai’i over spring break and emerged unscathed.The Women of Troy began the Hawai’i trip with a 5-0 win over the University of Hawai’i. The following day they beat Nebraska and California in a pair of 5-0 wins to stay undefeated.The Queen of the Beach Challenge began the following day at the Queen’s Beach Sandbox on Friday. The first day of the Challenge was pool play, and four USC pairs advanced to the gold bracket. The pairs of Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes, Eve Ettinger and Meg Norton, Sophie Bukovec, Alexa Strange, Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler each went 2-0 in pool play to earn spots in the gold bracket.Claes and Hughes won Pool B with a 21-10, 21-12 win over the mixed duo of Cal and Hawai’i. Claes and Hughes also defeated a Nebraska pair in straight sets, 21-5, 21-10. In Pool C, Ettinger and Norton claimed a pair of wins. The first came against Hawai’i, 21-17, 21-13. They then beat Nebraska, 21-9, 21-13.In Pool F, Bukovec and Strange saw back-to-back straight-set wins with a 21-10, 21-8 victory over Cal, and a 21-15, 21-18 win against Hawai’i. Martin and Wheeler earned two wins in Pool G where they defeated Hawai’i, 21-14, 21-11, and then went on to a 21-11, 21-11 win against Nebraska.The following day in bracket play, USC’s sophomore duo of Claes and Hughes won the Queen of the Beach crown. Claes also won the tournament’s Best Offense award. That marked  straight match wins for the pair, who has lost just one set during that run.The pair faced a Hawai’i duo in the quarterfinals and produced a 21-18, 21-19 win to move into the semifinals where they had to go head-to-head with teammates Bukovec and Strange. Claes and Hughes prevailed with a 21-16, 21-14 win and eventually took out the Rainbow Wahine’s pair in the final, 21-19, 21-13.Bukovec and Strange also won their pool and were pitted against the Women of Troy duo of sophomores Martin and Wheeler in the gold quarters. Bukovec and Strange won that matchup, 21-13, 21-18, before they fell to Claes and Hughes in the semifinals. The Women of Troy had a fourth pair in the gold quarterfinals. Seniors Ettinger and Norton lost in the quarters, 21-16, 21-19.The Women of Troy returned home as the number one team in the nation, and put their perfect record on the line against No. 3 Pepperdine on Tuesday. USC won three of five three-set matches against the Waves.The Women of Troy scored the first two points with wins at court four and five, respectively. Martin and Wheeler struck first with a 21-19, 21-16 win over Sophie Asprey and Taylor Racich at court four.The USC duo of senior Bria Russ and freshman Jenna Belton fought back from a loss in the first set to tie the score with a 21-16 win in the second over a Pepperdine pairing. Belton and Russ came through with a 15-12 win in the third to give USC a 2-0 lead.The Waves fought back and evened the score at 2 apiece, and the win was decided in the final match. Ettinger and Norton fell, 21-17, to the Waves in the first set, but won the second, 21-14. The duo continued to dominate into the third and completed their three-set win, 15-9, to seal the 3-2 dual victory for the USC.At 7-0, the Women of Troy are off to the best start in program history. USC looks to maintain its perfect record on March 26 when it hosts Bakersfield (6-2) at 3 p.m. and Saint Mary’s College (3-4) at 4:30 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast live on the   Pac-12 Networks.last_img read more

Syracuse smashes No. 25 Notre Dame in 81-66 upset

first_img Published on January 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse On Thursday night, everything clicked for the Orange (14-8, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) and its 81-66 upset of the Fighting Irish (14-6, 5-3) hardly looked like an upset at all. After Notre Dame jumped out to a 5-0 lead, SU went on a 23-1 run the Fighting Irish could never overcome, especially with starting point guard Demetrius Jackson sitting with a hamstring injury. But even with Jackson sidelined, Syracuse’s fourth win over a ranked opponent added a little more shine to its tournament resume.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange captured it by locking down the paint — neither Zach Auguste or Bonzi Colson scored in double-figures — and, more simply, never giving Notre Dame much of a chance.“It starts with our defense, that’s the difference for us and we can score some points,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “But you know we scored a lot at Virginia and we couldn’t win. We’ve got to play better defense and that was really the difference tonight.”Cooney was at the center of the 23-1 run, which started with 18:22 on clock and ended when Colson hit a floater at the 9:48 mark. Cooney scored 10 points in that span and, when the spurt ended and Syracuse’s momentum starting to wilt, stole a Colson outlet pass in the backcourt by sneakily sprinting in front of Steve Vasturia. In stride, Cooney collided with Colson in the paint and blindly tossed a layup through the rim while the baseline referee whistled for a foul.When Cooney made the ensuing free throw, SU held the 17-point lead it took into halftime. He led all scorers with 15 first-half points, while Lydon chipped in 13 and six rebounds.“Just staying aggressive and knocking down the looks that we had,” Lydon said of the Orange’s success in the first half. “And most importantly just getting defensive stops.”The Fighting Irish cut the deficit to 12 at the start of the second, but Richardson’s four-point play pushed it back to 16. On the next possession, Gbinije glided around a ball screen and calmly sunk a jumper from the top of the key that made it 18.Every time V.J. Beachem hit a 3 to inch UND a little closer, the Orange had an answer. A Gbinije drive and finish. A Cooney 3. Two free throws from Richardson. A Fighting Irish comeback, which was fleeting all night, was never considered as the game wound down.With 2:23 left in the game, Cooney was called for hand checking Rex Pflueger in the backcourt. Boeheim sprung off the bench in usual fashion. Cooney turned to his coach, flapped his hands at his sides and smiled. Boeheim, in unusual fashion, smiled back, and walked back to his seat laughing and shaking his head.Syracuse played its most complete game of the season and it seemed appropriate, even necessary, to let loose and enjoy it.Shortly after the final buzzer sounded, Boeheim joked that he probably wouldn’t have won the Jim Boeheim look-alike contest at halftime. Walk-on Shaun Belbey did a mock interview in front of a TV camera, arm-and-arm with Lydon, and bragged about his cheering skills. Gbinije yelled across the locker room that while Richardson may seem tough, he’s actually a “softy” on the inside.On Thursday, there was a lot to be happy about.“I think Syracuse is an NCAA Tournament team,” UND head coach Mike Brey said. And on Thursday, the Orange sure looked like one. Comments As the game clock dipped below three minutes, every Syracuse player had a highlight and they all added up to a 21-point lead against the 25th best team in the country.Trevor Cooney, always burning Notre Dame, stole a pass in the backcourt before finishing an acrobatic three-point play. Malachi Richardson was pushed into the crowd while sinking a 3 and finished a four-point play. Michael Gbinije drove baseline and spun a reverse layup off the top of the backboard and into the net. Tyler Lydon hit two 3s as the first half wound down. Tyler Roberson soared above the rim for a crowd-pleasing tip-in. Dajuan Coleman went on a 5-0 run in the second half that was punctuated with an emphatic dunk.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kelly: Hurling is a game for young men

first_imgHe says inter-county hurling is now a game for young, single men and ideally college students who have the time to train and recover properly. Eoin Kelly says the demands of inter-county hurling was one of the main reasons he decided to call it a day.The Mullinahone man was a guest on last nights Extra Time programme here on Tipp FM where he spoke with Ronan Quirke about an illustrious Tipperary career which has seen him win All Ireland, Munster and League titles as well as a number of All Star Awards.The 32 year old says he’s comfortable with the decision to step-down from Eamon O’Shea’s squad having given almost a decade and a half to the county’s senior squad.last_img read more