Hall Contracting Completes Rosslyn Bay Dredging

first_imgHall’s Warraber dredge at Rosslyn Bay (Hall photo)Rosslyn Bay boaties are benefiting from improved access to the popular Australian harbor, with Queensland dredging company Hall Contracting having recently completed maintenance dredging works.Hall Contracting CEO Cameron Hall said that the company had dredged approximately 24,000 cubic meters of silt, sand and gravel from the entrance channel and a number of internal channels, enabling deeper draft vessels to continue using the harbor.“Rosslyn Bay is a common departure point for island cruises, fishing charters and ferry transfers, and with tidal movements generating sediment build-up in the harbor, the area requires maintenance dredging every few years to remain accessible,” Mr Hall said.“The works took just over three months to complete, with the various marinas housed within the harbor remaining operational at all times.”Mr Hall added that the project – funded through the Queensland Government’s $30 million Marine Infrastructure Fund – saw the dredged material pumped more than a kilometer to an approved discharge site.“Water quality was an important consideration throughout the project, and our team performed ongoing plume monitoring as well as megafauna observation as part of our broader environmental management plan, ensuring there was minimal impact on the surrounding environment.”The project wasn’t the only one Hall’s Warraber dredge undertook while stationed in Rosslyn Bay, with the vessel also assisting the Department of Transport and Main Roads with commissioning two new pontoons.last_img read more

FIFA bans Ugandan player for life for ‘match manipulation’

first_imgFIFA has banned Ugandan player,George Mandela for life for involvement in “match manipulation” while he was playing for Kenyan club Kakamega Home Boyz. “The formal disciplinary proceedings against the aforementioned individuals stemmed from an investigation into various matches from the Kenyan Premier League in 2019,” Fifa said in a statement. Read Also:FIFA boss expands proposals for drastic overhaul of African game “This investigation was conducted by FIFA through its Integrity Department with the consent of and in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and authorities.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be Cheerleaders10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Three of his Kenyan team-mates Moses Chikati, Festus Okiring and Festo Omukoto were handed four-year bans for their part in the manipulation. Football’s world governing body explained that Mandela’s sanction was due to his “central role in the conspiracy”.Advertisementlast_img read more

Duterte arrives in Moscow for official visit

first_img “(Duterte) is expected to give his perspective or vision of the world order as it emerging right now and how this relates to Philippine foreign policy,” said Chief of Presidential Protocol Robert Eric Borje. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the Vnukovo Military Base Airport in Moscow, Russian Federation on October 2, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO Duterte is also scheduled to address the Philippines-Russia Business Forum to promote increased trade and investment flows. The forum will also serve as a venue for networking between Russian and Filipino businessmen. Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Amelita Aquino said Duterte and Putin are scheduled to have a talk, the two leader’s fourth since November 2016. She added that a number of bilateral agreements are set to be signed during Duterte’s visit to Russia cover the areas of culture, health, and basic research. She, however, refused to detail the agreements. “They will discuss the state of our bilateral relations and how both sides can further enhance and expand our cooperation in various areas. They will also exchange views on regional and global developments and other issues,” Aquino said. President Duterte will also join other leaders in the forum of the Valdai Discussion Club, where he is expected to deliver a speech on the theme “The World Order Seen From the East.” MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Russia early Wednesday morning to kick off his weeklong visit in the country upon the invitation of its leader Vladimir Putin. President Duterte has first visited Russia in May 2017 but he was forced to return home due to the deadly clashes between government troops and Islamic State-linked militants in Marawi City./PNlast_img read more

Boone anniversary special to be rescheduled

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Boone Speedway has postponed its golden anniversary season special from this weekend to a July date to be determined.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks were scheduled to see their first action of 2017 at Boone on March 24 and 25 but a wet and cold forecast dictates otherwise.last_img

Ozil nearing Gunners return

first_img Ozil said on Arsenal Player: “I am working every day to get myself fit and I am on the right path now. It won’t be much too much longer before I am back on the pitch. “I hope to be back training with the whole team again as soon as possible.” It has been a testing spell on the sidelines for Arsenal’s club-record signing, with Alexis Sanchez impressing after his transfer from Barcelona. Ozil added: “After a time, you really miss playing football. You miss the ball and just want to play. “When you watch the games and think that you could have been playing, and playing well, it makes you miss it, but that’s the way things are.” Arsenal thumped Newcastle 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium and are in sixth place, but only two points off West Ham, who are fourth, while they have also secured a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League. Ozil is confident the Gunners can pull themselves into contention, provided they tighten up at the back. “When you watch the games, we have dominated a lot of them, but have conceded unnecessary goals. That can’t happen, because in the Premier League, every team is capable of beating one another,” he said. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil feels his recovery from a knee problem is now “on the right path” and cannot wait to get back into action. The German international has not featured since suffering a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint against Chelsea on October 5. The initial prognosis for a likely return was for early in 2015, and Ozil suggested he could soon be back in contention, having been pictured walking out for a session at the Gunners’ Hertfordshire training base in the build up to last weekend’s Barclays Premier League match against Newcastle. “We have to get our points by playing the game our way and I am convinced that we will finish the season near the top of the table.” Arsenal head to Liverpool on Sunday and are hopeful midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will have shaken off his groin problem to feature. Forward Theo Walcott could also travel following treatment on his groin injury sustained while training with England during the last international break, which hampered his return from a long-term knee problem. Centre-back Laurent Koscielny, though, remains doubtful because of a calf problem, but Calum Chambers will be available again after suspension. Press Associationlast_img read more

Falcao rescues draw for United

first_imgRadamel Falcao clinched a 1-1 draw for Manchester United as 10-man Aston Villa ended their winning run. Falcao had been recalled with James Wilson dropped while midfielder Darren Fletcher returned for the ill Marouane Fellaini. Depleted Aston Villa recalled Ron Vlaar and Fabian Delph after their lay-offs to combat suspensions. Delph had not started since dislocating his shoulder in October while Vlaar had been out for over a month with a calf problem, but they replaced the suspended Kieran Richardson and Tom Cleverley, while Andi Weimann came in for Charles N’Zogbia and Matt Lowton was recalled for the banned Alan Hutton. The changes made Villa stronger but United bossed the opening stages with the hosts unable to break out of their half. It took 17 minutes for the visitors to force Brad Guzan into action, though, when he got down low to gather Robin van Persie’s angled volley. But despite their territorial domination United found themselves behind after 18 minutes thanks to a piece of Benteke brilliance. Delph lofted in a free-kick to the Belgian striker who took it on his chest, made a fool of Jonny Evans and curled a wonderful effort into the top corner from 16 yards. It was against the run of play but lifted Villa as United struggled to find creativity. The Colombian scored just his second United goal, cancelling out Christian Benteke’s beautiful opener for the hosts. Gabby Agbonlahor’s controversial red card – after a 50-50 challenge with Ashley Young – forced Villa to play the final 25 minutes with 10 men, but they held on to end United’s six-game winning streak and earn a deserved point. Press Association Guzan palmed away Young’s cross but Louis van Gaal’s side did not do enough to break Paul Lambert’s men down. Plenty of possession but little penetration meant the hosts were able to quell any United threat with a degree of ease. Fletcher was replaced at the break by Tyler Blackett but United were almost 2-0 down when David de Gea superbly turned Benteke’s powerful header over two minutes after the re-start. United needed an extra gear and almost found it when Wayne Rooney’s brilliant pass found Van Persie but Guzan was equal to his shot. But they deservedly levelled after 53 minutes through Falcao, who thumped a header past Guzan from Young’s cross. It had been coming and Van Persie’s acrobatic volley flew over as United looked to take full control. Villa’s task then got even harder in the 65th minute when Agbonlahor was harshly sent off. The striker chased a loose ball with Young and caught his former team-mate in a 50-50 challenge. It looked an unavoidable collision in midfield but referee Lee Mason produced a shock red card for the Villa man. It was Villa’s second red card in two games – but they rarely looked like conceding after that. Jores Okore cleared Michael Carrick’s goalbound header with 13 minutes left as resolute Villa refused to buckle and Leandro Bacuna fired just over with four minutes remaining. And in stoppage time Benteke was inches away from Bacuna’s cross as Villa nearly snatched victory at the death. last_img read more

England, Pakistan to watch out for in World Cup: Kuldeep Yadav

first_imgKolkata: Despite losing the home ODI series 2-3 to Australia, the Virat Kohli-led Team India is considered the favourites for the upcoming World Cup. However, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav believes two other teams also have the capability to shine in the showpiece event, starting May 30 in England and Wales.Kuldeep has said that India have a chance to clinch the trophy but should be aware of England and Pakistan as the two teams which also have some quality players in their side.The spinner also felt that playing in home conditions will be an advantage for England.“We definitely have the chance to bring the World Cup home. Apart from us I think all the other teams are really strong,” Kuldeep was quoted as saying by Sports Tak.“But I feel England has a strong batting lineup as compared to the other teams. They will be playing in home conditions. I think Pakistan will also perform well in the World Cup looking at the way they have been performing,” the 24-year-old opined.“So I think England and Pakistan will be the ones to watch out for,” he added.Playing in their last ODI series before the World Cup 2019, India recently suffered a shocking loss to Australia at home. Looking at thier recent ODI perfomences, however, cricket pundits still believe the Men in Blue will be the title favourites. (IANS)Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

David Silva is Manchester City’s New Captain: Pep Guardiola

first_imgLondon: Spanish midfielder David Silva has been named Manchester Citys captain, the Premier League reigning champions coach Pep Guardiola has said.Silva replaced Vincent Kompany as the team captain after the Belgian joined Anderlecht, Efe news reported.“David Silva will be our captain,” Guardiola said on Friday during a press conference ahead of its Premier League opener against West Ham on Saturday.“Normally, the captain is the life of the locker room – they know each other; they have fun a lot when they are together. There will be no problem. He will be a good captain,” he added.This will be Silva’s last season at City as he revealed his intention to leave the club at the end of the season.The 33-year-old joined City in 2010 on a transfer from Valencia.Since then, he became a cornerstone in the City’s midfield, collecting 71 goals and 130 assists in 397 he has played with the English club.His silverware includes four Premier Leagues, two FA Cups and four League Cups, as well as a FIFA World Cup and two Euros with Spain.Also Read: Manchester City Completes Historic TrebleAlso Watch: Symposium on “Draft National Education Policy 2019 & New India” organized at IIT Guwahatilast_img read more

Bolt determined to silence noisy opponents

first_imgWORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt has promised that cynical opponents will feel the full force of his wrath when the Rio Olympic sprint events get under way next week.Bolt will be looking to become the first man in history to win the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relays at three consecutive Olympic Games.The athlete’s preparations for the Olympics were hit with a setback last month after he suffered a hamstring strain at Jamaica’s national trials. Bolt, however, insists he has fully recovered and is now fit for his triple title defence.“I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you,” Bolt said on Wednesday.“It’s one of those things, but I’m looking forward to it; should be exciting, and they will feel my full wrath as always,” he added.“I’m feeling much more confident now. I’m much more comfortable with where I’m at.“I never try to predict times, because you never know what will happen. But for me the shape I’m in, I’ll say I’m in much better shape, so I think 9.6 seconds definitely.”A few American sprinters, including Bolt’s main rival Justin Gatlin seemed to be critical of the sprinter after he received a medical exemption for the 200m at Jamaica’s national trials. (Sportsmax.com.)last_img read more

Windies have `clear plan’ as they face India in first ODI today

first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC) – West Indies face India in the opening One-Day International here today, once again aware of their status as underdogs but armed with “a clear plan” on how to produce an upset in the first of the three-match series.They are without a series win against India in 13 years, without a series success on Indian soil in nearly two decades and have won just four of the last 21 bilateral ODIs against the subcontinental powerhouse.And despite their whitewash of Afghanistan in a similar three-match series last month in Lucknow, captain Kieron Pollard said India presented a completely different challenge and the task before his side was to stay focussed and execute.“What is important is that we came with a clear mission and a clear plan of how we want to approach our 50-over cricket, how we want to approach playing the game and getting guys in certain situations to be responsible and accountable for those things,” he told a media conference here yesterday.“So there’s a process, there’s something we’re actually going through and as I have said, the results might not show straightaway. Yes, we won 3-0 against Afghanistan but we’re coming up against better opponents – not saying that Afghanistan is a bad opponent … they have world class cricketers in their bowling lineup and batting lineup as well.“But it’s a matter of focussing on what we need to do going forward. Again, there are things internally that we’re working on and hopefully the runs and results will take effect in time to come. Obviously it’s not going to happen overnight but we’re willing to work and at the end of the day, where it takes us, it takes us.”He added: “We’ve sat and discussed how we want to play this format as a team and the guys are aware of their roles and responsibilities and again it’s a matter of them going out and executing their roles.”West Indies will look to key players in the squad for match-winning efforts, especially based on recent performances.Against Afghanistan, stroke-maker Shai Hope gathered 229 runs at the same average, highlighted by an unbeaten hundred and unbeaten half-century while off-spinning all-rounder Roston Chase averaged 72 and led the bowling attack with six wickets.And Pollard believes Chase, in particular, can be a key player against the Indians especially with the all-round qualities he brings and having played Test cricket extensively.“First of all, he’s a Test batsman – he has Test hundreds – so that in itself is a great asset for us, having a guy who bats in the middle order in Test cricket coming in and playing any role,” Pollard explained.“And given that he can bowl as well, gives us another opportunity to play an extra bowler or an extra all-rounder or an extra batter as well so he’s been very valuable for us. We saw his talents and we’re trying to exploit (them).”West Indies are in rebuild following a disastrous World Cup campaign earlier this year and young players like leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr, batsman Brandon King, fast bowler Romario Shepherd and Khary Pierre have been incorporated into the unit.Pollard said it was important for these inexperienced players to focus heavily on their preparation for international matches.“For the younger guys in our team, it’s about changing your training habits and being more focussed on what you want to do and what you want to achieve and putting more into your game,” he stressed.“I’m not saying guys have not done it – guys have done it … sometimes results do not reflect but sometimes you need to do the extra and … I’m really excited about this bunch of guys we have because these guys are really putting in the hard work behind the scenes.”The contest at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium bowls off at 09:30hrs (04:00hrs Eastern Caribbean time).SQUAD:INDIA – Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.WEST INDIES – Kieron Pollard (captain), Shai Hope, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.last_img read more