Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure in Mexico City

first_img‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ made its debut in Mexico City last week, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) said in their latest announcement. The 11th Ordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS), held August 1-3, recognized the need for a sustainability strategy in ports, which includes environmental, social and economic aspects, with the theme of Sustainable Management for Port Competitiveness, said IADC.This is why it was fitting that CEDA and IADC’s upcoming publication ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ was revealed to attendees of the recent OAS-CIP meeting.Maurice De Kok, Director Strategic Business Development at Van Oord, presented the new guidebook on behalf of IADC.Available internationally in November 2018, the guidebook contains contributions from leading specialists in the field and will serve as an authoritative guide to delivering dredging projects that enhance the natural and socio-economic systems.last_img read more

Saints cry foul as Reds win again

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho’s exceptional strike amid a series of controversial decisions from referee Kevin Friend helped Liverpool overcome Southampton 2-0 in what could prove a crucial result in the chase for a Champions League place. Brazilian Coutinho’s third-minute effort off the underside of the bar took the breath away of many at St Mary’s, where the home crowd focused as much of their ire – if not more – on Friend as the returning Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren. The latter got away with a handball towards the end of a first half which began with Filip Djuricic twice being taken down in the penalty box, yet Friend did not deem the challenges of Emre Can and Joe Allen to be fouls. Those frustrations were compounded by Southampton’s belief that Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet handled outside the penalty area in a first half which ended with the players departing to chants of “One-nil to the referee”. Liverpool also had a penalty appeal in the opening period but Jose Fonte appeared to get the ball in tackling Sterling, the man who wrapped up victory in the 73rd minute after Matt Targett made a hash of his clearance in wet and windy weather. Teenage defender Targett’s inclusion was one of three changes made by Ronald Koeman, while Liverpool counterpart Rodgers surprisingly started with Lovren and Lallana from the outset when many expected them to join fellow former Southampton man Rickie Lambert on the bench. More of a shock, though, was the tempo at which this match began, with just 17 seconds on the clock when Djuricic, making his first start for Saints, appeared to be pulled back by Can in the box. An already het-up home crowd were furious – frustration compounded in the fourth minute when Djuricic was again taken down, this time by Allen. Again, though, referee Friend saw no foul, with Eljero Elia’s follow-up strike saved. The latter call denied Saints the chance to level as Liverpool had made the breakthrough after just two and a half minutes. Press Association Coutinho did the damage and in some style, taking aim from 25 yards with a dipping drive which flew into the top left corner, clipping the underside of the bar. It was an exceptional goal and one the hosts were determined to cancel out. James Ward-Prowse struck wide, with Fonte seeing a tame header easily saved before denying Sterling at the other end – a fierce challenge which was rightly adjudged not to be a penalty. It was, however, a risky tackle in such poor conditions, and so too was the late challenge on Ward-Prowse which saw Lovren become the first player booked two minutes before the break. The former Southampton defender could have received another after handling in the box. There had been another potentially game-changing decision just before that when Mignolet raced off his line to block Elia, with Southampton convinced the ball clipped his hand outside of the area. Morgan Schneiderlin and Sadio Mane were introduced in a bid to help Southampton’s chances of a leveller, with the latter seeing a close-range strike blocked by Martin Skrtel after a wayward Graziano Pelle effort. Maya Yoshida’s quick reaction denied Daniel Sturridge at the other end, shortly after the England international replaced Lallana, who exited to boos from the home fans. Southampton, as in so many recent games at St Mary’s, were struggling to break down the opposition and fell further behind in the 73rd minute. Targett, back in the side after a head injury, slipped when attempting to clear a Alberto Moreno cross and Sterling pounced, firing past Fraser Forster. Dusan Tadic saw a low, 25-yard free-kick saved and Sturridge tested England colleague Forster as the game wound down, with Schneiderlin attempting an overhead kick before the final whistle saw Liverpool move within a point of the home side. There was no lack of vim and vigour on display in miserable conditions at St Mary’s, where Brendan Rodgers’ side moved within two points of the top four as the season enters the home straight. Raheem Sterling wrapped up the points by adding to Coutinho’s early wonder goal. However, Liverpool’s seventh win in 10 league matches might not have come about had referee Friend made different calls on a clutch of match-defining incidents. last_img read more

Chelsea back Terry after charge

first_imgChelsea have reiterated their full support for captain John Terry after the Crown Prosecution Service announced that he will be charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.The charge relates to an alleged racist comment the England defender made towards QPR’s Anton Ferdinand during the west London derby at Loftus Road on 23 October.Terry strongly denies the charge and says he is determined to prove his innocence.AdChoices广告A club statement read: “Chelsea FC has always been fully supportive of John in this matter and there is no question that we will continue to be so.“The club finds all forms of discrimination abhorrent and we are proud of the work we undertake campaigning on this important issue.”Follow West London Sport on Twitterlast_img read more

Top golfers shine at Global Spare Parts and Auto Sales tourney

first_imgFORMER Club Captain, the veteran Patrick Prashad, pulled out all the stops to edge out Lusignan Golf Club president, Aleem Hussain, in their ‘Championship (0-9) Flight’ finishing tie in an exciting day of golf under fine weather, at the Global Spare Parts and Auto Sales tournament, on Saturday.Of the other two Flights, the experienced Maxim Mangra easily took the lead in the ‘C’ (19-28) Flight, while Ayube Subhan produced a superb performance to lead the extremely keen competition in the ‘B’ (10-18) Flight.CEO of Global Spare Parts– Hardeo ‘Curry’ Ganpat – himself now an enthusiastic golfer, was on hand to congratulate the winners and express his pleasure for being involved with the LGC and the vision of LGC president, Aleem Hussain.In the ‘A’ Flight, Patrick Prashad (72/8) was first, with Hussain (72/9) placing second. Former Guyana Open Champion, Mike Mangal, was third on their heels with a fine 74/8. Maxim Mangra’s 68/20 was without contention as he led 2nd placed Gavin Todd (77/19) by some nine strokes.Rookie Ganpat (the sponsor), who has been having great improvement in his play, produced a commendable 82/28. Best Gross for the day (77) was produced by veteran golfer Ramesh Amrud.The day’s tournament was graced with the lovely presence and participation of Ms. Doreen De Caires, who has been a member of the club for some 50 years and was the Women’s Captain for many years.De Caires delivered a great net 100 off of her play. Reigning Guyana Open Ladies Champion, Christine Sukhram, also added her charm and participation to the occasion.The competition in the ‘B’ Flight was a taste of how stiff the COPA Airlines competition is likely to get come Saturday, January 25, 2020. The keen jostling obvious by a spread of only four strokes between the top seven scores in the Flight, indicates that golfers will be going all out to emerge as champions in their Flights.Subhan’s 68/14, followed by Shanella London’s 69/15 was the tip of the iceberg. Patanjalee ‘Pur’ Persaud (70/14); Lekhnarine Shivraj (70/16); Sukhram (71/12); Mike Gayadin (72/12) and Mahindranauth Tewari (72/12) sent clear signals that no one will win without a good fight.President Hussain expressed gratitude to the Ganpat family for their willing support of the Lusignan Golf Club and the ongoing vision. He thanked the golfers for their participation, and the ground staff for their commendable work.last_img read more

Injured Enosoregbe Bows Out of 2016 Lagos Governor’s Cup Tennis

first_imgBirthday boy, Nigerian Clifford Enosoregbe failed to make it pass the second round of the second leg (Futures 6) of the 16th edition of Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis Championship as he could not finish his match against Tunisian Moez Echargui in the game played at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan on Wednesday.The Edo born player, a wildcard entrant, who turned 27 yesterday, lost 3-6,0-4 (retired) to the Tunisian star with his head high believing that if not for the injury, he would have given his North African opponent a good fight.Other Nigerians, who played in the second round, were not able to scale the hurdles to the next round just like Enosoregbe. Maciej Smola of Poland beat Thomas Otu 6-2,6-2. Boy Westerhof from The Netherlands defeated Joseph Imeh Ubon in straight set of 6-36-2,while top seed from Spain, Enrique Lopez – Perez beat Sylvester Emmanuel on another straight set of 6-4,6-4. Nigerian Mohammed Mohammed fell to Sasi Kumar Mukund of India in 6-2,6-0.Egyptian Karim-Mohamed Maamoun continued his giant stride towards making it to the final as he defeated Karol Drzewiechi of Poland 7-6(10),7-5. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain loss to Gianni Mina of France 6-4,5-7,2-6.In the Women’s Singles, Corrin Perrin of Switzerland beat Margarita Lazareva from Russia 6-3,6-4. Top seed, Valetini Grammatikopoulou from Greece beat Fanny Ostlund from Sweden 6-1,6-1.Tessah Andrianjaftrimo of France, who won of of the legs last year beat Rosalie Van Der Hoek of The Netherlands 6-1,6-1 First leg champion, Tadeja Majeric from Slovakia beat Akilah James of Grenada 6-2,6-0. Deniz Khazaniuk of Israel defeated Xiaovi Zhao of China 6-7(3),6-2.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Michael Parks to serve as interim Annenberg director

first_imgMichael Parks, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and former Los Angeles Times editor, will lead the Annenberg School for Journalism as interim director for the second time, Annenberg announced Tuesday.The decision comes after Douglas Foster, a Northwestern University professor, withdrew from the director position after accepting it Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times.This will be Parks’ second time as interim director for the school, serving in the position before in 2001 after being a part of the Annenberg faculty for a year. In March 2002, he was named director and served until June of 2008, when outgoing director Geneva Overholser was selected.Overholser announced in November that she will step down as director of the school in June, at which point the school launched a recruitment campaign for her successor. The search for a new director will continue as Parks heads the school.Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III said Parks’ experience will positively impact the school and its students.“Michael Parks is a real star,” Wilson said in a statement. “His extraordinary wisdom and experience will be invaluable to our students, faculty and staff.”Earlier in his career, Parks he reported internationally and won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his coverage of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. He served as the editor of the Los Angeles Times from 1997-2000.Parks said he looks forward to returning to Annenberg at a time of great change. He cited the construction of the Wallis Annenberg Hall, which is slated to open in fall semester 2014.“We have great students and a terrific faculty that is looking forward to taking full advantage of this wonderful new building and all the opportunities that it will provide in developing an even more innovative program for our students,” Parks said. “I’m proud to lead the USC Annenberg Journalism School as we move closer to this remarkable milestone.”During Parks’ first term, he guided the creation and adoption of a new core reporting curriculum for Annenberg students in print, broadcast and new media programs. He also expanded the international reporting programs and developed the school’s focus on covering diverse communities.last_img read more

Former Syracuse football coach Scott Shafer to return to Carrier Dome Sept. 9 as MTSU’s defensive coordinator

first_img Published on January 20, 2017 at 10:06 am Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Former Syracuse football head coach Scott Shafer will return to the Carrier Dome on Sept. 9 as defensive coordinator for Middle Tennessee State.Shafer served as SU’s head coach from 2013-15, finishing 14-23. He was hired to replace Doug Marrone at the end of the 2012 season after the Orange won its second Pinstripe Bowl in three years. Before taking over as Syracuse’s head coach, Shafer served four years as the school’s defensive coordinator. He was fired in November 2015 with one game remaining.center_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust under four months after Shafer was hired as the defensive coordinator at Maryland, he stepped down due to personal reasons. After taking 2016 off from coaching, he will return to the college football landscape this fall.When Shafer returns to the Dome, Syracuse will play its first ever Conference USA opponent, Middle Tennessee State. The MTSU contest is one of four non-conference games Syracuse has scheduled in 2017 and comes one week before the Orange host Central Michigan on Sept. 16 and two weeks before SU visits Louisiana State on Sept. 23. The full 2017 schedule has not yet been released.SU will play Atlantic Coast Conference foes Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest at home in 2017. On the road, the Orange will play Florida State, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina State.In March, Syracuse men’s basketball advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 75-50 win over the MTSU Blue Raiders. Commentslast_img read more

Heading into playoffs, Badgers peaking at right time

first_imgSophomore forward Michael Mersch has complimented the 10 points Mark Zengerle has scored the past five games, scoring eight points of his own with four assists and four goals in that span.[/media-credit]Just three weeks ago, the sun was setting quite early on the 2011-12 Wisconsin men’s hockey season. The Badgers had just dropped their fifth straight game, falling nearly to the bottom of the WCHA cellar with just lowly Alaska Anchorage dangling below them.After being eliminated from top six contention in the WCHA standings for a first round home playoff series, Wisconsin begrudgingly extended its losing streak to five games, at the hands of Denver in the Kohl Center and hit rock bottom. But apparently new life can be found in the eleventh hour for a team that never quit despite a series of hard-fought battles that failed to yield the positive results the Badgers had been searching for.“A month ago we were still trying to get home ice,” sophomore forward Michael Mersch said. “I think it was St. Cloud that things kind of fell apart, but we picked ourselves up from them, we realized we were going to have to go on the road and those road wins against Bemidji [State] and Minnesota helped us become a more confident team.”Suddenly, UW reeled off four consecutive victories, a game two win against Denver and three straight road games with a sweep over Bemidji State and a game one victory at No. 5 Minnesota, before Minnesota rallied in the third period of game two to halt Wisconsin’s streak Saturday.“I would argue that we played some good hockey before we had that big game against Denver,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “Everything came together by us scoring five goals and timely goals, but we played well in Mankato [against St. Cloud State]; we could have won both games. We played competitive up at North Dakota and then Denver at home, and Friday we weren’t very good, but Saturday [we won 5-2]. We have been doing good things for a while, and it came together that Saturday against Denver and we’ve been able to carry that on.”With the drastic change in results, the level of confidence Wisconsin is portraying increased dramatically. Immediately after the fifth consecutive loss, the players appeared to be as low as they had all season. For a team that started the season 1-8-1 on the road, a road playoff series was the last thing the Badgers were looking forward to. Now, they can’t wait.“The confidence plays a big factor,” Mersch said. “When we played Denver at home we kind of got a feel for them and what they play like. The win we had against them Saturday night was a big confidence boost for us.”Sophomore center Mark Zengerle lead the Badgers in points this season and also has been the primary catalyst during Wisconsin’s last five games, tallying 10 points on two goals and eight assists over that stretch.But it hasn’t been all about one or two individuals. Seventeen different players have scored points over the recent impressive streak.“We’re a pretty close team, and I think everyone has just been playing their part and wanting to win,” Zengerle said. “You get down to the end of the season and start looking and there is no, ‘Oh well. We’ve got next weekend.’ You are playing for your season and playing for your life out there.”Mersch too has put together a remarkable string of games, scoring eight points, second-most to Zengerle over that time, and says that working on the power play with Zengerle has helped boost the level of his game.“I think our power play is finding its niche, and I have been playing with Zengerle a little bit, so that obviously helps because he is a point getter and he produces offense,” Mersch said. “Things are just coming together at the right time and not just for me individually. Tyler [Barnes] has a great weekend in Minnesota, Mark almost has 50 points this year, obviously Justin [Schultz] is contributing and has been all season, but things are just starting to come together, and we’re getting some goals and points from our back line guys.The Badgers have said all season long that they felt like the team was a lot better than their record indicated. As the WCHA playoffs begin Friday, perhaps Wisconsin’s opening round matchup, Denver, and others will start to recognize that and fear a potential series with the Badgers.“We have talked since day one about being a championship caliber team,” Eaves said. “Now, there are certain elements that those championship-caliber teams have and we have been pushing for that all year. We’re closer to that now. Are we there? Only if we go on an unbelievable run, but that is why you play the game. That is what makes basketball crazy in March, you get the Cinderella teams, and we certainly fall in that category right now.”last_img read more

Royals’ Martin Maldonado honors Dads by wearing clip-on tie on catcher’s gear

first_img— It’s OK if the Royals lose. You can’t win(sdor) ’em all.Someone get this man some khakis, a grill spatula and a pair of Nike Monarchs to complete the set.Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Apparently, there ARE ties in baseball.Every year on Father’s Day, MLB players don blue in honor of dads and prostate cancer awareness. This year, Royals catcher Martín Maldonado took the Father’s Day honors a step further by wearing a clip-on tie over his chest protector. This HAS to be a first. Martín Maldonado is sporting a tie over his catcher’s gear and it’s incredible. 😂#AlwaysRoyal | #Royals pic.twitter.com/My74ZhE1Vz— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) June 16, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNA closer look reveals the tie features names of several assumed fathers, along with the logo of “All-Star,” the manufacturer of catcher’s gear.A closeup of Martin Maldonado’s “tie” on his chest protector with several names and “Happy Father’s Day” pic.twitter.com/f4rSY1gaNb— Board Man Gets Paid (@cjzero) June 16, 2019The veteran catcher’s tie game was so strong, it propelled him to excel at the plate, too.Look good, feel good. Feel good, play good. Maldonado knocks in a run, it’s 2-0! 👔 #AlwaysRoyalTune in on FSKC and FSGO: https://t.co/81X8ztV2H2 pic.twitter.com/rpmFytVnCa— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) June 16, 2019And now, some tie wordplay:— Tie goes to the runner. Or catcher, I guess.— “There’s no tying! There’s no tying in baseball!”— No matter what the score is, this game will be all tied up.last_img read more

St. Louis Blues give superfan Laila Anderson a Stanley Cup championship ring

first_imgOn the eve of the Blues’ championship title defense — the team opens the regular season against the Washington Capitals on Oct. 2 — Parayko and forward Alexander Steen made a surprise appearance at Anderson’s house.”Came to see ya before the first game,” Parayko said as a beaming Anderson and her mother came to the door — while Steen conspicuously held a box behind his back.A special gift from her boys – thank you Laila for being such an inspiration during our #StanleyCup run. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/4Zlu1Xuwjb— St. Louis Blues 🏆 (@StLouisBlues) October 1, 2019After the pair exchanged greetings with Anderson, they revealed the reason for their visit.”You know how much you mean to us, right? And what an inspiration you’ve been to so many people,” Steen told Anderson before presenting her with a box containing one of the Blues’ impressive rings. “So me and Colton are here, representing our organization and everybody there and we have something that we would like you to open right now.””Oh my God,” Anderson repeated as she opened the box and held her ring for the first time. “I feel like I shouldn’t be touching this.”Steen flipped the ring to show Anderson that her name is engraved on each ring’s interior in recognition of her role in the championship season, along with the phrase “PLAY GLORIA” as a nod to the team’s victory song, “Gloria,” by Laura Branigan.The group laughed as a still-stunned Anderson fit the enormous ring on her hand and gave it a kiss.”That poor guy who’s going to propose to you one day, huh?” Steen jested. “Until then, this will be here,” Anderson responded.The Blues’ Stanley Cup rings are made in 14-karat white and yellow gold and feature 282 diamonds, 20 princess-cut sapphires, 16 custom-cut blue sapphires and 15 round sapphires. The team received their rings in a private ceremony on Sept. 30. Blues superfan Laila Anderson stole hearts in St. Louis and the hockey community at large as she cheered the team on during its Stanley Cup championship run last spring, and the team rewarded her with a once in a lifetime gift: a Stanley Cup ring.The young fan, who suffers from a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, befriended Blues defenseman Colton Parayko throughout last year and was on hand for every moment of the postseason. She even got to hoist the Cup after St. Louis’ historic Game 7 win in Boston, with a little help from Parayko himself. last_img read more