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Buffalo South Breakwater Repairs on the Way

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District recently awarded a contract to Ryba Marine Construction to repair a portion of the Buffalo South breakwater.The 10,200-foot Buffalo South breakwater protects the Buffalo Harbor and nearby dredged sediment confined disposal facilities.The south breakwater is exposed to deep water wave and ice action, which has caused a 1,000-foot section at the south end to breakdown and unravel.“Navigation is one of the Corps of Engineers’ earliest Civil Works missions,” said USACE, Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Jason Toth. “The investment to repair a degraded reach of the Buffalo South breakwater will ensure safe navigation for vessels and protect the harbor.”According to the Corps, they will use work plan funding from fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for the repair project.The awarded contract covers 325 feet of the 1,000 feet of critical repair. There are two options that could repair another 225 feet of the breakwater under the current contract, if fiscal year 2019 work plan funding is received. The remaining 450 feet of critical repair could be funded in the fiscal year 2019 work plan or a future work plan.last_img read more

TVNZ brings back Naked Attraction during school holidays, to the dismay of parents

first_imgStuff co.nz 14 July 2018Family First Comment: The ‘TVNZ Spokeswoman’ probably doesn’t have young children! If she does, she should know (and do) better. It has returned. The oft confronting and much complained about British dating show, Naked Attraction, arrived on TVNZ 2 on Friday night for a second season … just in time for the school holidays.And, TVNZ’s timing has been questioned. An Auckland mother wants to know why the broadcaster decided to air the first episode of Naked Attraction season two during the school holidays, at a time she says many children will have been awake.When it first premiered in New Zealand, the Broadcasting Standards Authority received 19 complaints about the show. The Authority ruled the content was suitable for broadcast, if it carried proper warnings.On Friday night, the programme started at 9.30pm and ran for an hour.The show featured close-up shots of genitalia, filming six naked participants who were vying for a date.TVNZ defended its programming choices, saying the show aired with suitable and “robust” content warnings. It aired with an adults only label.Conservative lobby group Family First attacked the BSA ruling and TVNZ programming decision. It said the show degraded human relationships and promoted “porn culture”.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/105488941/tvnz-brings-back-naked-attraction-during-school-holidays-to-the-dismay-of-parentsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Dominica strengthens relations with Canada

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Mr. Thomas Letang. Photo credit: FacebookSecretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Thomas Letang says the just concluded Caribbean Canadian Leaders dialogue which Dominica hosted is another step in strengthening the relationship between the two countries.The DPSU is the most active and largest bargaining body for public officers in Dominica and has been hosting several informative and educational programs for its members.Letang says the dialogue has replaced the 50 year old commonwealth study conference headed by Prince Philip.“It is a program where people from the commonwealth countries meet together and dialogue. It is the first time in the history of that program that participants have actually come to the Caribbean,” he said.Letang says they met with President of Dominica DR Nicholas Liverpool and paid visits to several business organizations here.The group left the island this morning.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominica strengthens relations with Canada by: – June 8, 2011center_img 19 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

No need for ECQ yet in Visayas – Palace

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Duterte on April 6approved the recommendation to extend the Luzon-wide ECQ until the end of thismonth in a bid to further curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Cabinet Secretary, Karlo Nograles,spokesman of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of EmergingInfectious Diseases, for his part, added that expanding Luzon’s ECQ to Visayasand Mindanao is still not part of their plans now.  With the ECQ extension, movement of 57million people living in Luzon will remain severely restricted. People are onlybeing allowed to leave their homes for essential activities like buying food.   “Sangayon po makikita natin kahit na ‘yung Visayas hindi masyado naapektuhan sapagkat ‘yung mga gobernador doon, mga mayors nagkaroon sila ng mga sariling lockdownthat early. Nung wala pang infected nagla-lockdown na sila kaya walang nakakapasok na meron,” Panelo said yesterday. Although ECQ is not recommended inVisayas and Mindanao, social and physical distancing should still be practicedto avoid the possible transmission of COVID-19. MANILA – Unlike in Luzon, there is noneed yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine(ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Presidentialspokesperson Salvador Panelo said. “Sa madalingsabi ‘yung Visayas at sa Mindanaoay depende po sa sitwasyon. Pero sa ngayon, sa tingin natin ay hindikailangan,” he added. “Kapagnagkaroon na ng vaccine about diyansa virus, we can go back to the old normal,” the Cabinet Secretary added. The ECQ caused the government to coughup more than P270 billion in social assistance funds for the poorest of thepoor and low-income households in the country./PN According to Panelo yesterday, severallocal chief executives in Visayas and Mindanao have already implemented ECQ intheir respective jurisdictions, which prevented the entry and eventual spreadof COVID-19. “Right now, there’s no need for enhancedcommunity quarantine in Visayas and Mindanao,” Nograles said. “But the taskforce will be monitoring the trends in the region day by day, week by week.” Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo says there is no need yet to place Visayas and Mindanao under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) unlike Luzon. Still, people there are always required to observe physical and social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19. “Kailanganpa rin ang social distancing. The new normal is social, physical distancing pa din,” Nograles said. “Kapag wala ang disiplinang ‘yan, uselesslang ang sakripisyo natin.”last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs JV Team Outscored By Lady Pirates

first_imgThe JV Lady Bulldogs lost their first home game of the season last night 14-10 in a back and forth battle with the visiting Lady Pirates.  Greensburg struck first by putting 2 on the board in the second inning but the Bulldogs were able to push across 5 runs of their own to put them in front early.  The Lady Pirates came back in the third and posted 2 more while the Bulldogs were able to post 1 in the inning and 1 more in the fourth.  The Lady Pirates scored another run in the fifth inning off of a deep triple by Greensburg’s Jones.  Greensburg struck again with a big inning in the.sixth as they sent 10 batters to the plate while pushing across 6 runs.  The Bulldogs responded with 2 in their half of the sixth inning to make it a 11-9 after six innings.  Greensburg, however, was able to tack on 3 more in the seventh and the Bulldogs only managed to score 1 in their half to end the game at 14-10.The Lady Bulldogs were able to pound out 15 hits on the evening.  Morgan Biggs and Molly Weiler led the Bulldogs with 3 hits a piece while Gabby Elston and Ainsley Phipps each chipped in with 2 a piece.  Chloe Saler, Gwen Martin, Sarah Ripperger, Sophie Lee, and Courtney Chambers all finished with a hit as well.  Eight different Bulldogs scored runs in the game to even out the offensive attack.Morgan Biggs got the start on the mound and pitched an excellent game striking out 12 Lady Pirates while surrendering 7 hits.Batesville JV Softball will next be in action Monday evening as they travel to St. Leon to take on the East Central Trojans.  First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img read more

Early morning fire consumes house and truck

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Letts CVFDLetts, IN—According to a press release from Fire Chief Matthew Morrow, the Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department responded to an early morning fire.  Chief Morrow stated that Decatur County Dispatch received a 911 call this morning at 1:19 am reporting a house fire at 6440 South County Road 220 SW. LFD, Greensburg Fire Department and Decatur County EMS were initially dispatched. Mutual aid was requested from Westport and Millhousen Fire Department.When the first apparatus arrived, they found a house 95% involved in fire and a pickup truck was 100% involved. Defensive operations began and the fire was said to be under control by a little after 2a. Units remained on the scene until nearly 6a.Morrow stated that the cause of the fire is under investigation and that the homeowner was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries occurred. All rights reserved The Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department Inc.last_img read more

Van Gaal charged by FA

first_img Press Association Van Gaal said after the game that “every aspect of the match” had been “against” his team, including the referee Chris Foy. A statement from the FA on Wednesday said it was alleged that Van Gaal’s words “allege and/or imply bias on the part of the match referee and/or bring the game into disrepute”. The Dutchman has until 6pm on Monday to respond to the charge. Having seen the Barclays Premier League giants held by their Sky Bet League Two hosts in the initial encounter between them on January 23, Van Gaal said: ”Every aspect of the match is against us – the pitch, the referee, everything that you can think about is against you.” He later repeated ”every aspect of a match is against us”, adding: ”You have seen the referee. It’s always the same. “Everywhere I have coached these games – and I have coached them also with other clubs – it’s always the same.” United won the replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. center_img Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been charged by the Football Association over comments he made following his side’s FA Cup fourth-round goalless draw at Cambridge last month.last_img read more

Mourinho rues ‘bizarre’ red card

first_imgJose Mourinho labelled Cesc Fabregas’ red card “bizarre” and questioned the Chelsea star’s dismissal at the Hawthorns. The midfielder was sent off in the first half of the champions’ 3-0 defeat at West Brom after kicking the ball against Chris Brunt’s head from 20 yards away. Referee Mike Jones was taking control of a spat between Diego Costa and Gareth McAuley when Fabregas kicked the ball back towards the group. He said: “The ideal scenario is to be champions and don’t play again, go home have holidays and don’t play again. “When you have three more matches to play it can happen what happened to Bayern Munich, lose three in three. It can happen to us, one point in two matches. “I don’t blame the players, to blame the players I have to blame myself because I am not different than them. “Let’s blame the players a little bit, let’s blame myself, let’s blame the top contenders for the title because they were not good enough to fight with us until the end. “If today we need this game to be champions, I’m not saying we’ll win but I’m saying we would compete at a higher level to win.” The Baggies clinched a deserved victory though and their most impressive under Tony Pulis. The boss took over in January when they were a point above the bottom three and Albion are now 10 points clear ahead of Sunday’s finale at Arsenal. He said: “I’m really pleased, it was a great result, a great performance. On the night we are very, very pleased. It’s a great finish but I don’t think anything should be taken away from the team we’ve played. “They have been by far the best team in England, they won it by a country mile and have been that better than everyone else. “Although we won on the night, all the praise should go to Jose, his coaching staff and the players.” The former Barcelona man was dismissed as a brace from Saido Berahino and Brunt’s strike sealed victory for Albion. Fabregas is staring at a ban and Mourinho was left wondering why, following Chelsea’s third defeat of the season. He said: “Where is the danger of the situation, where is the aggression in the situation to get the red card in a friendly game? “I really don’t understand. I think (Darren) Fletcher was aggressive, he pushed him (Fabregas) in the chest because he is experienced and knows where he can push for a yellow card. He is much more aggressive than what Fabregas did. “For me a top referee, a stable, big personality and in control of the game, goes there, two or three words and it’s done. It’s a bizarre red card. “A three game ban for this? Harsh? Of course it’s harsh. Why does he have to explain? He doesn’t need to explain.” Despite defeat, Chelsea will still lift the Barclays Premier League crown on Sunday after their home game with Sunderland. And Mourinho refused to blame his players and took a sly dig at their title rivals for allowing them to switch off at the end of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Superintendent Suggests Not Renewing Principal’s Contract Over Holocaust Remarks

first_imgPalm Beach County School Superintendent Donald Fennoy spoke out Wednesday afternoon about the former Spanish River High School principal who made controversial comments about the Holocaust.Fennoy recommends that William Latson’s district contract not be renewed. That statement came after an email Latson sent to a parent surfaced, in which he reportedly wrote, “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.”According to the district, Latson made a “grave error in judgement.”Latson says that his words were misconstrued.Upon being removed from his position on Tuesday, he wrote to school staff members, “I have been reassigned to the district office due to a statement that was not accurately relayed to the newspaper by one of our parents.” In addition, “It is unfortunate that someone can make a false statement and do so anonymously and it holds credibility, but that is the world we live in.”Click here to watch Fennoy’s full video statement.Will Former Boca Principal Lose his Job Today Over Holocaust Controversy?last_img read more

Gayle, Mithun lead Rangpur into BPL playoffs

first_imgWINDIES star Chris Gayle blasted a quick-fire 38 from 27 to lead Rangpur Riders into the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) playoffs following a 19-run win over Carlos Brathwaite’s third-placed Khulna Titans at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.Batting in his usual spot in a re-tooled line-up the big West Indian slammed four boundaries and two big sixes. The batting shuffle did not necessarily pay off for Rangpur, however, as Ziaur Rahman was quickly out for eight. Brendon McCullum added a quick 15 runs after joining Gayle, but Rangpur failed to build upon a promising start.Shaiful Islam and Mohammad Irfan brought the Khulna side back into the game, however, as they dismissed McCullum and Gayle respectively and Rangpur floundered in the middle overs. Mohammad Mithun recovered the innings for Rangpur but was dropped twice as he pushed the team to 147-6 with a well-paced 50 off 35 balls with two fours and four sixes.Titan openers Nazmul Hossain Shanto(20) and Michael Klinger (44) gave their team the ideal start as they put together a 60-run partnership and it looked like Khulna were running away with the match.The team found their run chase ground to a halt when Nazmul fell prey to his namesake, Nazmul Islam’s bowling in the eighth over. His dismissal started a landslide for the batting order of the Khulna side that had no end.last_img read more