Newcastle Celebrates 160 Years of Continuous Dredging

first_imgPort of Newcastle is celebrating 160 years of continuous dredging and its vital role underpinning safe and reliable operations as Australia’s third-largest port and the world’s largest coal export port.Continuous dredging of the channel began in March 1859 using ladder dredges to remove mud, sand, boulders and surface rock to ensure the safe passage of ships.These days, safely and reliably managing thousands of ships a year depends heavily on the work of the 70-meter David Allan dredger, which operates 12 hours per day, seven days a week.The David Allan is tasked with maintaining a channel depth of 15.2 meters along a nine-kilometer stretch from the breakwalls to the Kooragang 10 berth in the river’s South Arm.Port of Newcastle dredge manager Calvin Grills said that it was important to acknowledge and celebrate the role of this maintenance dredging in the success of Port of Newcastle as a global trade gateway.“Tens of thousands of ships, collectively transporting several billion tonnes of cargo, have navigated the channel over the past 160 years,” Mr Grills said. “This international trade in steel, coal, fuels, grains and other important cargoes has only been possible because the channel has been kept clear, enabling New South Wales businesses to be globally-competitive.”Silt build-up is a natural part of the Hunter River’s normal function. Much of the silt dredged from the Newcastle harbor comes from the North Arm of the river, which is broader and shallower than the South Arm.The particles are carried along more quickly, before much of it is dumped in the slow sweep of the river off Stockton known as the Horseshoe.last_img read more

Invest Dominica Authority deeply mourns the loss of Jeff Joseph

first_img Share Jeff Joseph (extreme right) standing with the Senior Investment Promotions Officer Hermina A. AugustineNovember 24, 2011: Roseau, Dominica–Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) extends deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jeff Joseph, referred to as Jeff Jo or simply Jeff as he was warmly known to the staff of IDA.Recognising the importance of the “Jeff Jo musical connection” in the French West Indies, IDA, earlier this year, entered into a special contractual agreement with Jeff Joseph to identify and target investors in Martinique and Guadeloupe, and to coordinate all the French West Indies investment promotion activities on behalf of the IDA. The IDA is pleased that out of this working relationship with Jeff two successful FWI investment missions were undertaken in July 2011.As recently as Friday, November 18, 2011 Jeff Joseph and a leading French Investor were in Dominica finalizing business plans for a new venture initiated from the investment mission in Guadeloupe. Jeff Joseph was passionate about using his music and business acumen in the FWI to expand investment in Dominica. He provided top business contacts to the IDA which the Authority would not have had access to otherwise. He will be greatly missed as a dear friend, patriotic Dominican, one of our leading entertainers and as a business man who followed his dreams to the very end. The Authority, on behalf of the Honourable Minister for Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs and the Board of Directors express deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fans. Rest in Peace, dear Jeff.Press ReleaseInvest Dominica Authority LocalNews Invest Dominica Authority deeply mourns the loss of Jeff Joseph by: – November 24, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share 57 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Enthralled Klopp orders scouting mission ahead of €120m double raid for Chukwueze,others

first_imgLiverpool have ordered a scouting mission ahead of a potential €120m double raid, while Arsenal’s interest in a La Liga star is revealed – all in Wednesday’s European papers.Advertisement Meanwhile, FCInterNews have claimed that a Liverpool scout was in attendance to watch Inter midfielder Brozovic in Sunday’s Serie A derby with AC Milan.Brozovic, who netted the first of Inter’s four goals on Sunday, has a €60m release clause in his contract at San Siro, which can only be activated by clubs outside of Italy.Read Also:Liverpool set to offer Virgil van Dijk new five-year deal worth £50mHowever, the source claims that with Liverpool now interested, Inter are aiming to tie the Croatian international down to a new deal until 2024, working hard to ward off the interest from other clubs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?What Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Liverpool are keen on a swoop for Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze and have sent scouts to watch Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic, according to various reports.The Reds have been heavily linked with a move for Chukwueze in recent days, with one report claiming that a €35m bid was rejected by the La Liga side for the Nigeria international.According to Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has “fallen in love” with Chukwueze and believes his pace and strength are key assets that could see him flourish at Anfield.However, it is also claimed that Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has identified the winger as his top target, with the Catalan giants seeking an emergency attacker after losing Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele to injury.Either way, it is said that it would take around €60m for any interested party to force Villarreal to part ways with Chukwueze.last_img read more

Batesville VFW plans fried chicken dinner, raffle

first_imgBatesville, In. — Batesville VFW Post 3183 will hold a fried chicken dinner Saturday, August 4 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Carry outs are available.The event includes raffles and a drawing for a Henry Tribute Rifle.The public is welcome.last_img

INvestEd Financial Aid Night

first_imgKnightstown, IN— INvestEd, Indiana’s nonprofit state-based provider for student loans, refinancing and financial aid literacy, will be meeting with students and families in our district on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Knightstown High School, which is located at 8139 US-40 in Knightstown. Representatives will present information on the types of financial aid available from federal and state governments, as well as other institutions. They will also highlight key sections of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, which is the access point to free money for students. To learn more about INvestEd and how it is helping students and families in Senate District 42, please contact William Wozniak at (317) 403-3933. For additional information on INvestEd’s many other free financial literacy resources, visit read more

Andros Townsend impresses as Spurs lose under-21 game

first_imgAndros Townsend did his best to impress his suitors as he set up a goal and put on a good display in Tottenham’s under-21 defeat to Manchester United. United beat Spurs 3-1 at the Leigh Sports Village on Monday night thanks to a goal from James Weir and Andreas Pereira’s brace. But Townsend also did his best to please the scouts in the executive boxes at the home of rugby league side Leigh Centurions. The Tottenham winger has not played for the first team since he clashed with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner following the club’s game against Aston Villa on November 2. Townsend, who has been linked with a move to Newcastle, West Brom and Sunderland in this window, started slowly on his fourth consecutive start for the under-21s but grew into the game as it progressed. In front of a crowd of 959, the England international twisted and turned past his marker three times before firing a dipping shot on to the bar in the 43rd minute and he also provided a cross for Shaquile Coulthirst, but he sent his overhead kick wide. Townsend delivered a pinpoint cross to Joe Pritchard in the 76th minute and the substitute did not miss from close range. In reality, the game had already been lost by that point. United were the stronger team throughout and deserved their first-half lead through Weir. Pereira scored direct from a free-kick in the 65th minute to make it 2-0 before Pritchard pulled one back for Spurs. The Londoners pushed for an equaliser, but it never came and Pereira raced through at the death to seal the win. Will Keane, who was recalled from his loan at Preston last week, played 85 minutes, but did not impress. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

COLUMN: Last weeks of season imperative for USC men’s basketball

first_imgAs much as it may irk those in the land of Troy to acknowledge, this is the truth: UCLA is an NCAA title contender this season and will be the heavy favorite in Wednesday night’s rivalry game at the Galen Center.Despite the bitter reality, however, Trojan fans will be forever hopeful that history finds some way of beautifully repeating itself when USC takes the floor against the now eighth-ranked Bruins.Back in 2008, a scrappy Trojan team — led by standout point guard O.J. Mayo (yikes) — upset a title-contending and fourth-ranked UCLA team on the road, 72-63.This year, the Bruins (19-2, 6-2) will enter the Galen Center coming off a 96-85 conference loss at the hands of then-No. 14 Arizona. The Trojans will tip off against No. 8 UCLA after taking on a pair of Pac-12 opponents from Arizona this past weekend. USC split the weekend series, defeating Arizona State but falling short in a late comeback bid against Arizona. In Sunday’s victory over the Sun Devils, junior guard Elijah Stewart went off for 29 points and hit seven 3-pointers.It’s awfully hard to find merit in any loss, especially a loss to a high-ranking conference foe like Arizona. But while the box score for USC’s 73-66 loss against the Wildcats last week was not all that intriguing, the Trojans exhibited an explosive offense capable of making game-changing runs.The Trojans trailed Arizona by as much as 22 points with 11 minutes remaining in regulation. After going on a 28-11 run late in the second half, USC was able to pull within a possession of the Wildcats, 67-64, with a minute left to play. As mentioned, despite the very intriguing comeback, USC was unable to come back and knock off the Wildcats; as they say, the hot streak was simply too little, too late for the Trojans.But hey, here’s a silver lining: Give USC five more minutes of regulation in that contest, and it’s not all too crazy to think that the Trojans could have come away with a win over an Arizona team that is trending upward and is now ranked seventh in the nation. Wednesday night’s matchup with the Bruins marks the beginning of the home stretch for head coach Andy Enfield’s team. There are now only 10 conference games remaining in the 2017 season. Currently residing in sixth place in the Pac-12 standings, USC (17-4, 4-4) is in need of a strong finish if it hopes to bolster its seeding for the Pac-12 Tournament and, beyond that, the NCAA tournament. While the thought of upsetting UCLA on Wednesday night is glorious (and a bit of a stretch, realistically), USC fans ought to be patient and put things into perspective when looking at the remainder of the team’s schedule: Four of USC’s final 10 games this season will come against teams currently ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll. The first of these critical matchups will come this week at the Galen Center against UCLA. The Trojans, who defeated UCLA on three occasions last season, will also be traveling to Pauley Pavilion on Feb. 18 to take on the Bruins. You’ve got to think that USC would feel really good about itself if it were able to steal at least one of these games from the guys playing at that other school in Westwood. An additional thought: If USC gave Arizona (a team who just defeated UCLA) all it could handle last Thursday, who’s to say the Trojans aren’t capable of posing a dangerous threat to the Bruins on Wednesday? The Trojans will wrap up their top-10 slate in February, going on the road to do battle with No. 7 Arizona (Feb. 23) and No. 10 Oregon (Feb. 11) in the final month of the regular season. With all that being said, USC must capitalize on this season by winning all of the games that — on paper — they should be able to come away with. The remainder of USC’s schedule includes conference opponents such as Washington State (10-9, 3-4), Washington (9-10, 2-5), Arizona State (9-11, 2-5) and Oregon State (4-16, 0-7). These teams have a combined record of 32-46, and all are currently sitting in the bottom half of the Pac-12 standings. Sporting a 17-4 record with 10 games remaining, I’d say that USC is in a prime position to exceed the 20-win mark for the second consecutive season. Unless the Trojans fail to execute in the winnable games they have over the next month, Enfield’s team should finish better than the 21-13 record it had last season, which generated much hype for USC men’s hoops. To make things simple, here’s the recipe for USC: Win the games you should win, and steal one of these games against a high-ranking opponent like Arizona, Oregon or UCLA. If the Trojans can gather these ingredients, then a healthy ranking entering tournament play will be stewing. In his most recent Bracketology report, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi ranked USC as the 35th-best team in the nation. And if March Madness were to commence today, Lunardi projects that USC would head to Indianapolis as the No. 9 seed (playing No. 8 seed TCU) in the South bracket in the first round.With less than 50 days remaining till Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament, the question begs to be asked: Where will USC finish in the rankings?The ball is in their court.Angel Viscarra is a sophomore studying broadcast and digital journalism. His column, Viscarra’s Vice, runs on Tuesdays.last_img read more

Vin Scully says Presidential Medal of Freedom honor came ‘out of the blue’

first_imgScully and his wife Sandi will visit the White House on Tuesday for a ceremony with President Barack Obama to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor, given to individuals who “have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”Scully said he has known about the honor for about a month but was not allowed to talk about it until Wednesday’s announcement.“I kind of pushed it out of the way and just knew I’d be leaving on Nov. 21st to get there,” said Scully, who turns 89 years old a week after the ceremony.In a press release about the award, the White House said Scully’s voice “is known as the ‘soundtrack to summer’” and mentioned his “induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame” in 1988. The year was actually 1982, and Scully was not “inducted” into the Hall but awarded with the Ford C. Frick Award by the Hall for his broadcasting contributions to baseball.Also honored by President Obama will be former athletes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan as well as musicians Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross, actors Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks and architect Frank Gehry. President Obama said the award is “a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better. From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.”In the 70-some years since the award was first given out by President Harry S Truman, nearly 600 have received it, but none has been a sports broadcaster.The Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson was given the award posthumously by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. UCLA basketball coach John Wooden was honored in 2003 by President George W. Bush.The event will live stream at Vin Scully said while he is humbled to be among the 21 recipients next week for the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony, the Dodgers’ broadcaster who retired after 67 seasons last month continues to be confused as to why he’s worthy of such recognition.“I’m deadly serious — when I’ve been given a gift of 67 years of broadcasting, and then have to take a bow, I can’t think it’s something that I actually did, it’s really about the 67 years,” Scully said Wednesday.“It’s very nice and I deeply appreciate it, but when I heard about it, I said something like, ‘Are you sure you’re calling me?’ It’s not like I invented penicillin. I can’t stand in a spotlight as if I just saved a child from drowning.“It really came out of the blue. What do I have to do with a presidential award?”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

D’Angelo Russell’s 3-pointer lifts Lakers to Summer League win over 76ers

first_imgLakers fans have a new target for their scorn. Sixers forward and No. 1 draft prospect Ben Simmons drew boos as soon as the scoreboard showed him.“I knew every layup they were going to go crazy,” Simmons said. “But that’s L.A. fans for you. They’re great fans.”They had reason to care. The Lakers selected Brandon Ingram at No. 2 overall, though that storyline will have to live up to the hype another day. While Simmons had eight points on a 3-of-8 clip, 10 rebounds and eight assists, Ingram only had seven points on 3-of-12 shooting.Despite missing his first seven shots, though, Ingram made three fourth-quarter jumpers. “When you don’t knock shots down, you have to find something else to impact the game in another way,” Ingram said. “So just try to get after it defensively.”Welcome to the NBAIt did not take long for Croatian rookie center Ivica Zubac to experience adversity. Philadelphia forward Jerami Grant dunked over Zubac by delivering a one-handed dunk while hurdling his right leg over Zubac’s head.A reporter then informed Zubac his Wikipedia page indicated he “died” from the incident.“I did a little bit,” Zubac joked. Pay dayJordan Clarkson could have currently sweated out the Lakers’ decision. Would the organization want him badly enough to match an offer sheet he signed with another team? Instead, the third-year Lakers guard attended the team’s summer league opener a day after signing his contract worth $50 million through four years.“I ain’t never seen that kind of money ever in my life,” he said, laughing. As the 46th overall pick in the 2014 draft, he earned just over $500,000 as a rookie and about $850,000 last season. “I don’t want to be the guy that leaves this city when stuff’s going bad,” Clarkson said. “I want to be here when we start winning and really putting it all together.”With his new contract, Clarkson is currently looking to buy a house. He apparently planned to treat his teammates to dinner on Saturday night, too. Said Russell: “Everybody’s getting steaks.”Coaching carousel The Lakers did not retain player development coach Thomas Scott, according to league sources.Scott will seek other possible openings, including the Development League.Staff writer Bill Oram contributed to this report So much that Russell reported telling his teammates, “I was going to win this game.” Russell made two consecutive jumpers and made one of two foul shots to cut the Lakers’ deficit to 67-63 with 2:26 left.The Lakers initially had ice in their shot, though. The Lakers went 7 of 30 from the field in the first half while the Sixers went 9 of 35 through two quarters. Russell also struggled with six turnovers and exchanged words with Larry Nance Jr. over a missed defensive assignment.Afterward, however, everyone seemed happy as teammates rushed to hug Russell for his late-game heroics“There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that it was going in,” Nance said. “He’s got ice in his veins.”Endless comparisons LAS VEGAS >> On a night where it often felt humid in a stuffy arena, the ice in D’Angelo Russell’s veins returned.Russell hit a game-winning 3-pointer that lifted the Lakers to a 70-69 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Summer League play on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center. After nailing the shot, Russell pointed to the veins in his left forearm, the same gesture he did after posting a career-high 39 points last season against the Brooklyn Nets.“I can get my shot whenever I want,” said Russell, who had a team-leading 22 points, on 8-of-20 shooting, and five assists. “Whether it’s a a jump shot or getting to the rim, I just had confidence shooting the ball.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

A Great Game of Mirza Teletović

first_imgBasketball players of Brooklyn Nets defeated last night Detroit Pistons (116:104), where B&H representative Mirza Teletović played an excellent game.Brooklyn Nets continue with good games, and Mirza Teletović used in a great way his minutes on the court.The best B&H basketball player spent on the court 22 minutes and 48 seconds and during that time he scored 20 points.Livingston was the only one more efficient than Teletović among Brooklyn Nets players. He scored 23 points.Video: