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first_imgThe Indian Infrastructure magazine has just announced that their 8th annual conference on ‘Dredging in India’ will take place on September 6-7, at The ITC Maratha, Mumbai. In the past few years, dredging has emerged as a distinct industry in itself. The industry is being driven largely by the growing dredging requirements at Indian ports and inland waterways, Indian Infrastructure said in its announcement.The government has, in the recent past, also been quite proactive in this area. New dredging guidelines for major ports along with amendments to the guidelines for chartering foreign flag dredgers, and easing the process of vessel registration have been the major steps announced by the government to solve some of the long-pending issues of the industry.The government’s flagship program, Sagarmala, identifies dredging as a major thrust area to achieve the objective of port modernization and capacity enhancement. In addition, the development of six new ports as part of the program will require a significant amount of dredging.Apart from ports, inland dredging has emerged as a major growth driver for the industry. The launch of the Jal Marg Vikas, the declaration of 106 new national waterways (NWs), etc. have opened up significant opportunities for contractors. So far, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has largely managed the dredging needs through its own dredgers, Indian Infrastructure said.The situation is changing with IWAI looking to outsource more work. It is also exploring assured depth contracts in a few upcoming stretches and, if successful, it plans to use this format on a much bigger scale.The past one year has seen the award of some key dredging projects at ports and inland waterways.Boskalis, in a joint venture with Jan De Nul, secured a EUR250 million contract for deepening and widening the access channel at the JNPT. The Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) secured a five-year contract for maintenance dredging at Haldia in a global bidding and emerged as the winner for the dredging work of the Farakka-Kahalgaon stretch on NW-1.India also signed an agreement with Bangladesh to dredge the Brahmaputra river from Sadiya in Assam to Chittagong port in Bangladesh.To meet the growing requirements, private dredging companies will need to play a bigger role. DCI alone cannot meet the entire industry demand, the event organizers stated.last_img read more


first_imgA total of eight incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in August 2019.Of the total, two were piracy incidents and six were incidents of armed robbery against ships, according to the regional piracy watchdog ReCAAP.Compared to August 2018 when a total of nine incidents were reported, the latest numbers show an 11% decrease in the number of incidents for August 2019.There was no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah, and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo reported in August 2019.However, the abduction of crew for ransom in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah “remains a serious concern,” ReCAAP noted. Concerns were also raised about the increase in the number of incidents on board tug boats towing barges while underway in the Singapore Strait.In August 2019, three incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred in close proximity to each other in the western sector of the strait. The three incidents occurred to tug boats towing barges and were boarded while they were underway in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait.The remaining five incidents took place on board ships at anchor/berth in Indonesia, South China Sea and Vietnam.For the period of January-August 2019, a total of 44 incidents, comprising 40 actual and four attempted incidents, were reported in Asia. Of the 44 incidents, 39 were incidents of armed robbery against ships and five were piracy incidents.Year-on-year, this number dropped by 25% compared to a total of 59 incidents, 45 actual and 14 attempted incidents, that were reported during January-August 2018.last_img read more


first_img Share 2939 Views   6 comments Sharing is caring! Tweet BusinessLifestyleLocalNewsTravel Ferry service between Antigua & Dominica being arranged by: – September 3, 2015center_img Carib Sun Ferry (Photo credit: www.themontserratreporter.com)Roseau, Dominica – September 3, 2015 — Arrangements are currently on the way to have Carib Sun ferry make another return trip between Antigua and Dominica on Monday September 7, 2015 or Tuesday September 8, 2015. The ferry will cost EC$400 one way, per person and has a maximum capacity of 125 passengers.Travelers in Antigua interested in taking this ferry need to contact Jenny Burke at (268) 778-9786 or Veronica Burke at (268) 782-5430 at Jenny Tours to register their interest. For the return trip from Dominica to Antigua interested travelers should call the following numbers at Discover Dominica Authority to register (767) 255-8241 or (767) 255-8230 or (767) 255-8235.Please be prepared to provide the following information:• Name of traveler(s)• Country of Residence• If transient, original scheduled travel date• Contact Details: Telephone Number, and/or Email Address Registered travelers will be contacted with the details for voyage and payment instructions. Share Sharelast_img read more


first_imgNewsSports Results of matches played in the DABA/LIME National Basketball League by: – July 16, 2012 Sharing is caring! 39 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Here are the results of games played in the 2012 Dominica Amateur Basketball Association, LIME National Basketball League;On Thursday 12th July 2012In game one which featured a continuation of a Division 1 matchup between the Maximum Building Supplies Tigers and Ole Scool, which had erlier been interupted by rain. At the time of the interuption, the Tigers were leading 27 points to 19 points. At the end of regulation Tigers easily won the game by ten points with a 58 point to 48 points victory. Leading the scoring for the Tigers were Haywood Powell 14, Tony Lee 13 and Sherwin Thomas 12, while Robert Guiste 19 and Julian Jno Baptiste 11 for Ole Scool. In game 2 brought together two of the top teams in Division 2, EH Charles Crossover and Dominica Secondary Schools. The schools boys inflicted the first defeat of the season to the Crossover team. In an intense battle between the two teams who are familiar with each other, the Secondary Schools came on top with a four points margin of victory, 80 points to 76 points. Emile Cadeau 33, Lyndel Mayers, Kervin Augustine and Wakame Fabien 10 led the scoring for the Secondary Schools, while Mcray Edwards 24 and Sergie Joseph 22 top scored for Crossover. Crossover is now 5-1, while the Dominica Secondary Schools end their season 5-2. On Friday 13th July 2012In game 1 in the Vita Malt Division 2 Laplaine Avengers defeated Elvis Morancie Green Hornets 52 points to 49 points. Leading the scoring for Avengers were Coby Williams 14, Harris St Ville 13 and Croy Corbette 11. In a losing effort Edgar George had a game high 20 points, supported by Ray Charles 13 and Jonathan Daniel 10. Green Hornets end the season Winless 0-7 and Avengers 3-4.In game 2 in the Domlec premiere Division, Trafalgar Prowlers continued their remarkable run extending their win streak to five games. They defeated the D Tread No Look by seventeen points, 82 point to 65 points. Joel McIntyre had a game high 26 points, Junior Isles 17, Fitzgerald Daniel 13 and Orlando George 10. Garth Joseph had 26, Bert Bolland 14, Bernard Mills and Levi Baron each had 10 points. Prowlers improve their record to 5-1, while No Look fall to 3-3.On Saturday 14th July 2012In game 1 in the Vita Malt Division 1 Portsmouth Patriots failed to show up for their scheduled matchup against Magz Magnificors winning the game by forfeiture. The second game of the evening between Gatorade Blazers and Wesley Raptors was interupted by rain and is to be rescheduled.On Sunday 15th July 2012Games were unable to play on sunday due to the heavy down poor of rain. All games will be rescheduled at a date to be determined by the DABA executive.Press release Share Sharelast_img read more


first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Loading… ”My target ahead of the Olympics is to go as usual to do my thing and supercede the previous record. Read Also:2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup: 125 athletes undergo trials in Lagos The Para Powerlifting World Cup holding in Nigeria will serve as qualifiers for the Olympics in Tokyo. Promoted Content7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Best Cars Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Lil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phonecenter_img Kehinde won Gold in the seniors 65kg category and remains the world breaking record in his class. Speaking to brila.net at the International conference center in Abuja, kehinde vowed to set a new world record that will be difficult for any athlete to usurp in the next 50 years.Advertisement 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist, Paul Kehinde, has set a new personal target ahead of next summer’s Paralympic championship in Tokyo, Japan.last_img read more


first_img Speaking of United’s 3-2 win that day, Neville said: “We’d won the league so we were really relaxed. “The manager had made a few substitutions but the one thing about playing Chelsea, particularly at this point, was the unbelievable respect that Sir Alex Ferguson had for Gianfranco Zola – he loved him. read also:Solskjaer compares Jordan to Sir Alex’s Man Utd “In terms of the positions he took up he was similar to Eric Cantona [but also] in terms of the effect he had on English football. He always made it a tough game.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Italian forward spent seven years in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, and proved to be a constant thorn in Man Utd’s side. He scored after just two minutes on his first appearance against Ferguson’s side, and later starred in a rare 5-0 drubbing of United. Zola’s influence was so feared that Ferguson even went to great lengths to keep him quiet when United had already wrapped up the title in the 1999/00 season.Advertisement Former Manchester United defender, Phil Neville has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson loved Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola. Loading… Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCrazy Expensive Things That Taylor Swift OwnsThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more


first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill sponsored by Republican state senator from Oldenburg Jean Leising  that would update the Indiana State Fair Commission recently passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture unanimously.House Bill 1638 would add the director of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and an appointed member of the State Fair Board as voting members of the State Fair Commission. It would also add the chairperson and vice chairperson of the State Fair Advisory Committee and a community representative as nonvoting members.“The Indiana State Fair attracts people from across our state and country each year, supporting local businesses and our economy as a whole,” Leising said. “Members of the State Fair Commission and the State Fair Board are among the many people who ensure our fair runs smoothly each year. This bill would provide the commission with the additional members it needs to operate effectively and cooperatively with the State Fair Board.”The bill would also require the commission and board to ensure the State Fair is held annually.HB 1638 will now move to the full Senate for consideration.last_img read more


first_imgPrior to Saturday night, it had never taken place – namely, a no. 13 seed winning a Section III basketball championship.But the Bishop Grimes girls had an opportunity to pull it off and complete an improbable post-season journey when it faced no. 2 seed South Jefferson in last Saturday night’s Class B sectional final at Onondaga Community College’s Allyn Hall.And like it had done throughout this five-game gauntlet, the Cobras gave an all-out effort, only faltering because it ran into a superior opponent in the Spartans that wasn’t about to give up the title it won in 2019. Tags: Bishop Grimesgirls basketball South Jefferson prevailed 55-43, the score not quite telling just how well Grimes played, especially when it nearly erased a double-digit deficit and, late in the third quarter, stood poised to go out in front.Already in the sectional tournament, Grimes had shut down Clinton, gone on the road to top no. 4 seed and Adirondack and no. 5 seed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and, on this same OCC floor, stunned top seed Oneida in the semifinals.South Jefferson, the defending sectional champions, had gone through its own semifinal scare, blowing a double-digit fourth-quarter lead to no. 3 seed Marcellus before Jackie Piddock’s nine points in the final minute allowed the Spartans to escape.center_img Piddock would have a central role on this night, too.All seemed normal early for the state no. 2-ranked Spartans, who powered out in front 16-9 by the end of the first quarter with a combination of consistent scoring and it usual mix of defensive looks.The second period showed that the Cobras were not going to surrender, even when its leading scorer, Lora Marial, had to exit the game with an injury.Scrambling everywhere, Grimes cut South Jefferson’s margin to 25-20 by halftime, and energized by Marial’s return, it traded baskets with the Spartans early in the second half, too.Things got decided here. Still trailing 33-27, the Cobras got a basket and, when Marial hit on a long 3-pointer, South Jefferson’s lead was down to one, 33-32, and it used a time-out.It was here that Piddock resumed her central role, hitting on four consecutive points before Megan Whitley converted and the Spartans took a 41-34 edge to the final period.From there, Piddock kept on adding to her total and, while doing so, helped South Jefferson pull clear. Of Piddock’s 28 points, 22 of them were scored in the second half as Whitley added 10 points.Only Naywel Ayeil, with 12 points, scored in double figures for Grimes as Rhonee Shea Pal had nine points, Jenna Sloan got seven points and Marial had six points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more


first_imgCrazy. Pandemonius. Ridonkulous.Real or made-up, it seems like there should be a multitude of words to describe Wisconsin’s Saturday night triumph over Ohio State. Yet, maybe there isn’t because people seem to be struggling to pinpoint a specific one. At least I am.After all, what the Badgers did at Camp Randall under the lights really was nothing short of amazing. The atmosphere was electric. The student section – you know, the one with the penchant for showing up too late and not caring enough – had Buckeyes calling it the best in the nation once the game was over. Even on the field, the football was great. Say what you will about Ohio State not playing its best game, but the two teams on the field Saturday night combined for only two turnovers and five penalties. The Buckeyes even gained one more first down than the Badgers and won the time of possession battle – by a whole six seconds.That’s what I call phenomenal football.So while a characterization or summation of the game may be difficult to express, here’s what you can take from Bucky-Brutus ’10.The Badgers got off to a shocking start…Looking at the scoreboard at halftime, two things came to mind. First was, “How in the world is UW up 21-3”? Then, “How long does it take OSU to mount a comeback”?Well, Wisconsin found itself up 18 at the half due to a potent combination of the Camp Randall environment and total shock and awe. Electric really is the best way to put it, and it wasn’t even just the student section – it was all 81,194 in attendance (minus the very limited Buckeye faithful) that absolutely justified ESPN’s decision to send College Gameday to Madison. On the field, then, is where the shock and awe came in to play.Ohio State knew the game would be hard fought and tightly contested. They’ve played Wisconsin before, been to Camp Randall before and, after all, this is a Jim Tressel-coached team.What they probably didn’t expect, though, was to have only 93 yards and three points at halftime. The Buckeyes probably didn’t expect to hold the ball for almost seven minutes less than the Badgers did (18:14-11:46), and probably didn’t expect Heisman hopeful Terrelle Pryor to be 4-11 with 25 passing yards. Perhaps most significantly, Ohio State also probably didn’t expect David Gilreath to take the opening kickoff 97 yards to the house.… and they didn’t crumble.So then, how long would it take OSU to rebound? Well if there was one quarter Wisconsin lost, it was the third. The Buckeyes finally scored a touchdown while the Badgers were held scoreless, and they held the ball for nearly 12 minutes while UW had it for less than four. Consequently, Ohio State picked up 10 first downs while Wisconsin gained only one. Pryor finally heated up, going 7-7 and passing for 86 yards. By the end of the quarter, OSU was actually outgaining UW 254-220.How in the world did Wisconsin hang on to win this game?It’s actually fairly simple, and it goes back to the simplest, most important statistic in football – points. Despite being outgained, outplayed, out-whatevered in the third quarter, the Badgers surrendered only seven points. That touchdown came on a 13-yard Dan Herron run with 10:08 remaining in the quarter, and was the result of a 10-play, 77-yard drive that consumed 4:48. The damage was minimal, and it was contained to one drive. On the heels of a raucous Jump Around, Wisconsin entered the final quarter up 21-10, knowing that they had just withstood Ohio State’s best shot.Finally… a complete game.For all the surprise and astonishment that permeated the college football world after No. 1 lost for a second consecutive week, the Badgers won because they did what everyone said they had to do – play a truly complete game for the first time this season.Gilreath’s game-opening score would typically be sufficient production from the special teams unit, but kicker Phillip Welch, punter Brad Nortman and the coverage unit (perhaps most significant, given OSU’s prowess in the return game) all did their jobs. All Welch had to do was ice the game with a 41-yard field goal with 2:15 left in the game – and he did just that. Nortman only had to punt twice, but he averaged 50.5 yards as he landed one inside the 20 and had the other result in a touchback – Ohio State didn’t get a chance to return a punt all game. On kickoffs, Welch was fine, and the Buckeyes’ longest kick return was 29 yards.On offense, Tolzien did throw a bad pick, but redeemed himself in the second half with some absolutely huge throws, especially to Nick Toon. However, the star of the UW offense – and arguably the entire team – was the offensive line. Facing a very stout Buckeye front seven, the Badgers’ o-line was absolutely stellar. OSU’s best defensive player, Cameron Heyward, was held to only four tackles and one for loss (no sacks). Tolzien was never sacked en route to 13-16 passing, and John Clay and James White combined for 181 rushing yards and three touchdowns.Defensively, UW limited an offense run by a Heisman candidate.Three phases of the game, three spectacular performances. That’s how Wisconsin won this game, thrust itself back into the Big Ten title picture and sent the Badger faithful storming onto the Camp Randall turf in a night of revelry they’ll never, ever forget.Mike is a junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. Why do you think the Badgers were able to upset the Buckeyes? Let him know at mfiammetta@badgerherald.com and follow him on Twitter @mikefiammetta.last_img read more


first_imgHundreds of students plan to walk out of their classes Monday to call attention to the issues raised by the obscene viral email that has been linked to the Kappa Sigma fraternity.Students from the USC Coalition for a Safer Campus and Community, Women’s Student Assembly and numerous other campus organizations organized the “USC Walkout for a Safer Campus,” which will feature a demonstration and a moderated open mic session at 11 a.m. in front of Tommy Trojan.“We just want the administration to see that the dissemination of the email and what the email said represents a larger problem that the USC community refuses to ignore,” said Corey Arterian, a senior majoring in English and a member of the Coalition for a Safer Campus and Community. “Furthermore, we want the administration to give it the attention it deserves. We also felt like this would be a great way to spark a public dialogue.”Arterian emphasized the purpose of the walkout is not to blame others for the recent scandal, but to engage positive conversation and promote awareness of misogyny and racism around campus.“This is not an attack, but rather an encouragement to reflect on our cultural perceptions of women and men,” Arterian said.Joann Park, a freshman majoring in communication, said she plans to attend the walkout because she is upset the issues raised by the content of the email are a joke to some students.“This email and these photos are associated with our school,” Park said. “I do not want misogyny and these things to be attached to myself at job interviews. You are a Trojan, a student and we have a reputation to uphold.”Alicia Lu, a senior majoring in neuroscience and sociology and a member of the Coalition for a Safer Campus and Community, said the event’s organizers hope to raise awareness not only of misogyny, but of racism as well.“A lot of people have been talking about it as if it just affects women,” Lu said. “I really want to bring the conversation in that racism is not acceptable just like it is unacceptable to call women targets or to say that nonconsent is different from rape.”Several members of the administration have also been invited to attend the walkout.“It is important that the USC administration and Office of the Provost realize that students demand a more thorough and serious response from the university regarding these issues,” said Emilia Ana Cosma, a junior majoring in public relations and international relations and executive director of the Women’s Student Assembly. “We are hoping that the event will urge USC administration and students to more seriously consider the issues of rampant misogyny and sexual violence on campus, rather than just brushing these issues to the side.”Lu said she hopes the event will also decrease the stigma surrounding the act of rallying.“Gathering together and rallying is not crazy,” Lu said. “It’s normal and it’s a strong way to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and to connect people of different communities who share common values and say, ‘Hey, we care about the same issues.’”Some students, however, feel the walkout doesn’t serve a purpose.“I don’t think [the walkout is] necessary,” said Meagan Mason, a Ph.D. student studying musicology. “People have already spoken up about it and I think that’s enough.”Organizers are encouraging men to attend to participate in the discussion and disprove any negative stereotypes.“Men are a part of this campus and are also negatively influenced by certain gender perceptions that run rampant in mainstream society,” Arterian said. “[They] are as much as part of this fight as women. Men showing up to this event effectively dismantles this dangerous perception that some women have bought into in the wake of this email and its wide dissemination.”Tal Peretz, a graduate student studying sociology and a member of USC’s MenCare, will attend the walkout Monday and said he hopes other men will come to the event as well.“The fact is that emails like that give all men a bad name, and it makes it completely justifiable for women to fear men or have a distaste for men,” Peretz said. “So I think men need to be out there and working to change that.”Abby Fass, a junior majoring in psychology and communication, said she agrees this is an important issue that affects both men and women.“This is a slippery slope problem,” she said. “The jokes get worse and worse, and suddenly they are extremely hurtful. This is why it is important to call upon the university to help even out the playing field again.”Organizers of the event expect about 200 people will attend the demonstration.  More than 250 people indicated they are attending on a Facebook event as of press time.“If 250 [people] show up, that will be amazing,” Arterian said. “The more, the better.”last_img read more