Post Florence Renourishment Works Set for March

first_imgGreat Lakes Dredge & Dock will begin mobilizing land- and water-based pipe, heavy equipment, personnel, etc. towards the latter parts of February, and although the schedule is tentative, the Post Florence Renourishment Project could begin the first week of March, reports the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.The Post Florence scheme will utilize 945,446 cubic yards of sand obtained from the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) associated with Morehead City Federal Navigation Project.According to the County, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and the unincorporated area of Salter Path will receive 617,131 cy, 271,905 cy, and 56,410 cy, respectively along 5.2 miles of shorelines in three discrete reaches.The plans call for the project to be conducted between the March 1 to April 30, 2019, with the construction window established to limit impacts to biological resources.The County officials also added that the ocean-certified, self-contained hopper dredges Liberty Island and Ellis Island will be employed for the project.GLDD will utilize the area near the “Dog Leg” 4WD Ramp in Emerald Isle as their main equipment staging facility and point of beach access for heavy equipment.last_img read more

Kurt Okraku set to be elected GFA President as George Afriyie drops out of race

first_imgDreams FC CEO Kurt Okraku was a vote away from becoming the new President of the Ghana Football Association.However, he is set to be endorsed as the new GFA Boss by delegates in a third round of voting.He polled 59 votes in the second round, representing 50% of votes cast with candidates needing at least 60 votes to win.George Afriyie, who polled 40 votes in the first round improved to 43 votes but was still well behind Kurt Okraku.Nana Yaw Amponsah saw his tally slashed from 27 in the first round to 16  in the second.However, as delegates were voting again, George Afriyie conceded, saying he was “a unifier and a team player who works for football.”Voting now enters a third round with delegates expected to unanimously endorse Kurt Okraku.Amanda Clinton and George Ankomah both dropped out in the first round with 0 votes.Fred Pappoe also opted to pull out after polling six votes.The GFA’s Congress has a total of 120 delegates with the Division One League clubs accounting for the largest group; with 48 delegates.In the first round, 117 votes were counted with one rejected ballot and two absentees however all 118 present delegates had their votes counted in the second round.last_img read more

Derby County sign former Fulham and Southampton star

first_imgFormer Southampton and Fulham midfielder Chris Baird has joined Derby County on a two-year deal.The 33-year-old is out of contract at West Brom and available on a free transfer and new manager Paul Clement wasted no time in landing the Northern Ireland international.Baird, who made 19 Premier League appearances for West Brom last season following his arrival in July, becomes Derby’s fifth summer signing.The holding midfielder, who can also play in defence, has penned a two-year deal with the option of a further year, the club have confirmed.Clement told the club’s official website: “This is another extremely positive signing for us and we’re very pleased with the business that we have conducted in the transfer market so far this summer.” 1 Chris Baird (right) in action last_img read more

Ayman al Zawahiri named new Al Qaeda chief

first_imgAyman al ZawahiriBanned terror outfit Al Qaeda has named Egypt-born Ayman al Zawahiri as its new chief following the killing of its founder leader Osama bin Laden by US commandos on May 2 in a special operation in Pakistan, a website known to be affiliated with the terror network posted on Thursday.”The general command of Al Qaeda announces, after consultations, the appointment of Sheikh Ayman al Zawahiri as head of the group,” said the statement, issued in the name of the general command and posted on an Islamist website.Laden was killed in a US commando raid in Pakistan’s garrison town Abbottabad. Zawahiri, who turns 60 next week, was Laden’s second-in-command for quite sometime.Zawahiri’s father was a pharmacology professor at Cairo University’s medical school and his grandfather was the grand imam of Al Azhar University, a premier centre of religious study.- With agency inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Playing Veronica in ‘Cocktail’ was challenging: Deepika

first_imgEagerly waiting for the release of her new movie ‘Cocktail’, actor Deepika Padukone says the character of Veronica was challenging and she needed inner confidence to play it.”When I was given the script I was offered both the roles… it was for me to decide which part to take up. I was confused. Then I felt I was ready to play Veronica. But I needed inner confidence to be able to pull it off as the character could go wrong in many ways,” Deepika said.In the Homi Adajania-directed film, Deepika will be seen in a bold ‘avataar’ sporting a bikini.”The Indian body type is somehow not suited for a bikini so I feel we Indians need to work a little extra on our body if we want to carry it off well. I changed my work out slightly,” he said.”I had to sacrifice going out for dinners, every time Dino (Dinesh Vijan) decided to take the entire cast out, I would sit in my hotel and have steamed fish and not have any dessert. All this was not easy,” she said.Talking about her character, Deepika said, “Veronica has grown up in a broken family so she hasn’t got the conventional love from her parents. She is feisty but not a rebel. She is a super confident girl who craves for attention. She is a girl who is out there to have fun and enjoy herself.””She is not apologetic about herself and is looking for stability because she has not had that in her life. At the same time, she is very emotional,” Deepika mentioned.This is for the third time that Deepika is being paired opposite Saif Ali khan and the actress is full praises for her co-star.”In spite of him (Saif Ali Khan) having worked so much, he is still someone who fits into these young love stories and romantic characters,” she said.The film is scheduled to release on July 13.advertisementlast_img read more

15 days agoLiverpool ‘can’t complain’ about Adrian signing says Achterberg

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool ‘can’t complain’ about Adrian signing says Achterbergby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg says the club should be delighted with the signing of Adrian.The Reds have won every game this season with Adrian in goals following an injury to Alisson in the opening day win over Norwich City.Achterberg told the Liverpool Echo of Adrian: “He had to come in from West Ham and he had to settle quickly.”Everything he has done so far has been really good, we have not been able to complain much at all. It’s a different style of play, with West Ham he had to kick the ball long 90 per cent of the time, but we ask him to be calm on the ball and play out from the back.”To be fair, he has picked it up really quickly. He has adapted fast, even though he had a lot of experience playing in the Premier League.”It has helped him a lot to settle quickly. He is a calm and confident guy but also a really good guy. He fits in well, I would say. Big credit to him and what he has done. It has been really good, so we cannot complain.” last_img read more

Latest College Football Playoff Rankings Revealed By Selection Committee

first_imgCollege Football Playoff bracket.College Football Playoff BracketThe top quartet from last week’s College Football Playoff rankings — Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa — all won over the weekend, so not much change was expected at the top of this week’s list. However, with No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Baylor and No. 10 Michigan losing to No. 9 Stanford, No. 19 TCU and No. 8 Ohio State respectively, some shake-up beyond the top group was inevitable. The major story line of tonight’s rankings unveiling? Which teams sitting outside of the top four are most likely to benefit from any chaos this coming Saturday. The selection committee just debuted its fifth rankings of the year on ESPN. Here’s the full Top 25:1. Clemson— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20152. Alabama— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20153. Oklahoma— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20154. Iowa— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20155. Michigan State 6. Ohio State— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 20157. Stanford 8. Notre Dame 9. Florida State 10. North Carolina— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201511. TCU 12. Baylor 13. Mississippi 14. Northwestern 15. Michigan— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201516. Oregon 17. Oklahoma State 18. Florida 19. Houston 20. Southern California— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 201521. LSU 22. Temple 23. Navy 24. Utah 25. Tennessee— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) December 2, 2015What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

Ranking The SEC Teams’ Schedules By Difficulty

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The SEC is an absolute grind. The West has long been considered the toughest division in college football, and the East may be back on the up-swing with teams like Florida and Tennessee showing signs of life recently. Add in the league’s penchant for scheduling big-time non-conference opponents early, and the vast majority of these teams refuse to take it easy.A few months ago, we ranked the easiest and most difficult schedules in all of college football. Only one SEC team made our ‘easy’ list, while a third of the most difficult list was made up by SEC programs. The preseason edition of ESPN’s Football Power Index strength of schedule rankings is incredibly bullish on the entire SEC, with eight of the conference’s teams in the top 20.Which team has the hardest schedule of them all, and who is taking it (relatively) easy? Here is our ranking of the 14 SEC teams’ schedules by difficulty.Next: No. 14 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15last_img read more