More Dredging at Sultan Shoal Lighthouse in Selat Jurong

first_imgImage source: East Marine – SingaporeThe Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has just announced the latest update on the dredging operations conducted in the vicinity of Sultan Shoal Lighthouse, located at the island of Selat Jurong, the Western Anchorage of Singapore. According to MPA’s notice, the dredging works in this area are set to continue until February 29, 2020.MPA said that these dredging operations will be carried out by grab dredgers, supported by hopper barges and pusher tugs.The grab dredgers will be held in position by spud systems within the working area.The safety zone is a circular area of 250m radius centered at the dredger, said MPA.A safety boat will be deployed to warn other crafts in the vicinity of the working area.last_img

NBA: Booker to replace ailing Lillard in All-Star Game

first_img The nod from Silver gives Booker his first NBA All-Star selection in his fifth season, although he competed in and won the three-point contest that is part of the exhibition weekend’s festivities in 2018. Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will take the place of injured Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard in the NBA All-Star Game and the three-point contest, league commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday.Advertisement Lillard, whose recent red-hot scoring has him fourth in the league at an average of 29.5 points per game, suffered a right groin strain in the Trail Blazers’ loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.“When it happened, I just felt it,” said Lillard, who finished the game with 20 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in 37 minutes.“I knew I pulled it, it made no sense to be out there for the last few minutes of the game and risk trying to play through it and making it worse,” said Lillard, who was hurt with 3:22 to play in the fourth quarter.Lillard drove through the lane and rose for a layup that was blocked by Memphis big man Jonas Valanciunas, and when Lillard came down he immediately grabbed his right groin.Lillard’s injury is a heavy blow to the Blazers. His recent scoring surge has seen him climb to fourth in the league in scoring with 29.5 points per game.Portland are ninth in the Western Conference, trying to battle into one of the eight playoff spots.Booker to replace ailing Lillard in All-Star Game @Dame_Lillard @trailblazers @Suns @AFP #AllStarWeekend2020 #FastBreakNews— fastbreak (@FastBreakPHNews) February 14, 2020Read Also: NBA: Williamson firing on all cylinders puts away Trail BlazersLillard said he would still travel to Chicago for All-Star weekend, which is capped by the showcase game on Sunday.“I’ll still be there and be a part of it but I’m not going to be able to play,” he said.Booker will take his place on Team LeBron, the team led by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James that will be going up against the team captained by Milwaukee’s reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value40 Child Actors Who Turned Into Gorgeous AdultsYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonHow Most Popular Food In The World Came To BeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

Rivers Hoopers drawn in Nile Conference of Basketball Africa League

first_imgRelatedPosts Iroegbu joins Rivers Hoopers ahead of Basketball Africa League Rivers Hoopers sign another American, Egyptian Rivers Hoopers sign American basketball player Nigeria’s representative at the inaugural edition of the Basketball Africa League, Rivers Hoopers, have been drawn in the Nile Conference alongside Zamalek of Egypt, Union Sportive Monastirienne of Tunisia, Mozambique’s Ferroviario de Maputo, Forces Armes et Police Basketball of Cameroon and Patriots Basketball Club of Rwanda. Games in the Nile Conference will tip off on March 20 in Monastir, Tunisia. Rivers Hoopers are among 12 teams from 12 African countries that will compete in this year’s Basketball Africa League. Champions from national leagues in six countries: Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, were guaranteed a spot in the inaugural BAL season, while the remaining six teams from Cameroon, Rwanda, Madagascar, Mali, Algeria and Mozambique secured their tickets through qualifying tournament. The 12 teams have been drawn into two Conferences with six teams in each group: Sahara Conference and Nile Conference. While games in the Nile Conference will tip off on March 20, action in the Sahara Conference will dunk off a week earlier on March 13 in Dakar. Each team will play the five opponents in their Conference in three different cities once. The top four teams in each Conference will advance to the single-elimination playoffs in Rwanda scheduled for May. Rivers Hoopers will play their five games in Tunisia, Egypt and Lagos. Meanwhile, official kit sponsors of the BAL Nike and Jordan unveiled jerseys for the teams during the NBA All Star Weekend held on February 15, 2020 in Chicago. Hoopers and five other teams will be kitted by Nike, while the other six will be kitted by Jordan. The two kit sponsors will provide the teams with jerseys, warm up apparel, socks and practice gear. Rivers Hoopers have since intensified training as they get set to participate in the inaugural Basketball Africa League.— Tags: Basketball Africa LeagueNile ConferenceRivers HoopersZamaleklast_img read more

Kelly hails Pardew influence

first_img The come-from-behind 3-2 victory at Burnley maintained a 100 per cent record for the new boss and his influence has certainly been felt within the dressing room. Former manager Neil Warnock was sacked in late December after just one win in 14. Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly believes the experience of manager Alan Pardew has provided essential leadership for the players to follow. With on-loan Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo making his debut, Palace appear to have plenty of options up front as they seek to maintain their move away from the relegation zone. “If you look across the dressing room it is full of characters but we’ve got good players as well and it takes a good team with a good set of lads and good character to come back from 2-0 down,” added Kelly. “All the players dug in and when we went in at half-time we were the better side and it was all about the first goal after half-time and we got that early on. “Once it was 2-2 it was full throttle for us and we felt we could go on and win the game “As long as we can keep the back four solid, which every team aims for, we have to rely on our strikers and we’ve got great wingers who put the ball into the box so it will be vital for us this season. “If you looked at Yaya for his debut he held the ball up brilliantly and Dwight and ‘Punch’ scored either side so it is brilliant.” Losing a match in which they led 2-0 against fellow strugglers was a huge blow to Burnley but manager Sean Dyche insists it will not affect his players. “You can’t win them all but they are a big reminder of what we have to do at this level,” he said. “I think we’ve only had two below-par performances this season and I’m not going to start over-thinking it. “You have to remember many people thought we’d need snookers by now so we are still in there.” The team drew two games while awaiting the arrival of Pardew from Newcastle, and he has overseen three successive wins – one over Dover in the FA Cup – since being appointed. “Alan has brought great experience to the club and it is that little push that the club and us players needed around us,” said Kelly. “We needed that key figure and he has brought that and what he has done in the couple of weeks he has been with us has been brilliant. “We are all enjoying our training, tactically we know what we are doing and we are showing that in games with the confidence we have got. “The two draws were key to confidence before Alan came in and the three wins we have under him now is showing in our play we have the confidence and it is a great dressing to be in.” That was reflected in the performance at Turf Moor where the Eagles found themselves 2-0 down inside 16 minutes as Ben Mee headed in a corner after losing his marker and then Danny Ings scored his third in four matches after Joel Ward failed to shepherd the ball out of play. Dwight Gayle, who was playing for Conference North side Bishop’s Stortford three and a half years ago, drove in James McArthur’s blocked shot to reduce the deficit before half-time and crucially swing the momentum Palace’s way. Soon after the break, Jason Puncheon ran 25 yards unchallenged to beat Tom Heaton from outside the area and, three minutes from time, Gayle converted an angled shot to complete the turnaround. Press Associationlast_img read more

Jordan Fredericks headlines an impressive game for Syracuse freshmen

first_img Published on September 5, 2015 at 12:07 am Contact Jesse: | @dougherty_jesse After taking the handoff from Eric Dungey, it looked like Jordan Fredericks was going to be swallowed up at the line of scrimmage.But the freshman running back found a small hole, ran 11 yards untouched and met four Rhode Island defenders around the Rams’ 3-yard line. Fredericks made one miss with a spin move, regained his balance after taking a hit and stumbled into the end zone with two defenders grabbing at his back.“I just run, that’s it,” Fredericks said after Syracuse (1-0) beat Rhode Island (0-1) 47-0 in the Carrier Dome on Friday night. “I try not to think about anything, and when I get tackled I get tackled.”Except on that play, a 13-yard touchdown run that was the first of his career, Fredericks never went to the ground. It was the highlight of his college debut — with strong competition from his first rush, a 31-yard dash down the middle of the field — in which he collected a game-high 103 yards and one touchdown on 14 carriesStarting running back Devante McFarlane did not play in the game and junior running back George Morris started in his place, but Fredericks came in and made the most of an early-season opportunity.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Jordan’s a beast man,” SU wide receiver Steve Ishmael said. “He just plays football, that’s one thing I love about him. He doesn’t think twice about anything. If he sees a brick wall he’ll run into it without even thinking.”Fredericks was the headliner for a great offensive performance by Syracuse’s freshmen, even if it was against a Football Champion Subdivision team that went 1-11 last season.Freshman quarterback Eric Dungey took over for an injured Terrel Hunt at the 7:33 mark of the first quarter, and went 10-for-17 for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman hybrid Dontae Strickland ran twice for 42 yards, and his second resulted in a 21-yard touchdown. Even freshman walk-on Jacob Hill saw action in the second half, rushing for 75 yards on 17 carries.In all, freshmen accounted for 359 of total offense in the game, which was 84 percent of the Orange’s 426.“I’m just really excited for these freshmen man,” Ishmael said. “All these guys are just contributing, and I’m looking forward to seeing them down the stretch.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hyun-Jin Ryu fashions a Cy Young-worthy finish as Dodgers grab 105th win

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Jansen made 11 appearances in September, holding opposing batters to a .171 average with 12 strikeouts and four walks — and no home runs. He converted six of seven save opportunities.It’s a performance that has restored some of the confidence Jansen’s career-high eight blown saves had eroded over the course of the season.“The confidence is there for me when the mindset is right,” Roberts said. “I don’t want to say he was disinterested and there are things outside that bleed into his head and thought process. But we’ve talked numerous times. It should have no bearing on him going out there. This is a time when there are no excuses. It’s going out there and leaving it all out there. That’s what I expect from him. His teammates do. So I’ve seen that. When I see that, I’m certain that good things are going to happen for him and for us.”Roberts clarified his “disinterested” critique.“I’ve never taken the ball in the ninth inning and accrued 300 saves. But they’re not all created equal as far as intensity, magnitude,” he said. “But from here on out every time he takes the baseball it’s going to be important.“It’s hard to keep that focus every time you take the ball. That’s what we want and it’s idealic. It doesn’t always happen that way. But that’s the challenge for Kenley and I expect that.” “Obviously I did lead the league in ERA. But if you look at all the other metrics, he had an incredible season, especially the innings and strikeouts. I think those two are really important factors.”Roberts made the case for his pitcher, pointing to a tougher slate of opponents for Ryu (he made seven starts against playoff teams) than deGrom (who made 12 starts against playoff teams — but also faced the Marlins six times).“I just think he’s had a tremendous year, given who he’s had to face compared to some of the people he’s contending with for that thing,” Roberts said. “Obviously it’s a biased perspective.”Ryu’s case was hurt by a late-season slump, a four-start stretch in late August and early September during which he gave up 21 runs in 19 innings. Two of his final three starts, however, were scoreless — both on the road, both with Russell Martin as his catcher. In 130 2/3 innings with Martin behind the plate, Ryu had a 1.52 ERA.“That’s pretty good,” Martin said of the statistic. “I guess I’m the lucky one who catches him on good days. I think I have a good understanding of what he likes to do. We just work well together.”Ryu drove in one run himself with a two-out single Saturday and Max Muncy homered for the other run.Kenta Maeda handled the eighth inning and handed the lead over to Jansen for the ninth. Jansen extended the suspense, hitting the first batter he faced then giving up a single to Kevin Pillar. With the tying runs on base, he struck out the side for the save.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “I’m very proud of that for this entire organization,” Roberts said of the achievement. “You don’t just show up and win 105 games against good teams all year long. So it’s a credit to everybody. The continued focus to get better each day — it’s a really fun and talented group. But the consistency of what we’ve done this year speaks to a lot of those players.”Of those players, Ryu and MVP candidate Cody Bellinger made crucial steps forward to elite status this season.Ryu allowed five hits, walked none and struck out seven Saturday, lowering his MLB-best ERA to 2.32. It was the 10th time in 29 starts this season he did not allow a run, the 18th time he allowed one earned run or none (going at least six innings in all of them). By comparison, deGrom finished his season with a 2.41 ERA, eight scoreless starts (including his last three) and 17 in which he allowed one or no earned runs.Ryu called the possibility of winning a Cy Young award “unbelievable” and “very surprising,” calling 2019 a successful year whether he wins the award or not. Then he threw his support behind deGrom.“It’s a very tough question, obviously. There were so many good pitchers this season,” Ryu said through his interpreter. “I honestly think Jacob deGrom deserves it. SAN FRANCISCO — As closing arguments go, Hyun-Jin Ryu and (maybe) Kenley Jansen were pretty persuasive.The frontrunner for the National League Cy Young Award for much of the season, Ryu’s standing slipped over the past month or so. Reigning Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom has roared to the front — a product of “East Coast bias,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts intimated before the game Saturday — with Jack Flaherty, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Sonny Gray and Mike Soroka all closing the gap as well.In his final chance to sway voters (two BBWAA members in each National League city), Ryu showed the dominant form that made him the frontrunner. He held the San Francisco Giants scoreless for seven innings, combining with the bullpen on a shutout as the Dodgers won their 105th game of the season, 2-0, Saturday afternoon.The 105 wins are the most in Los Angeles history and match the franchise record set by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953.center_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

Soon You Will Need a “REAL ID” to Fly

first_imgThe Transportation Security Administration is launching a new campaign urging people to make the switch sooner rather than later.The Real ID Act was passed by Congress back in 2005 after a recommendation from the 9/11 Commission about national security standards for drivers’ licenses.Most states, including Florida, have already started issuing Real IDs. Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID (military ID or passport) to fly within the United States.Americans will need a new Real ID or accepted alternative ID if they want to get on a plane after October 1st, 2020.A DMV Commissioner says the ReaI ID program is designed to make sure the whole country is on the same page. last_img read more

Computer predicts table if season does not end and it’s good news for Man Utd

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED will qualify for the Champions League… according to a Premier League predictor.The season remains shrouded in doubt following its postponement due to the deadly spread of the coronavirus.2Chiefs have set a date to restart the campaign on April 3 although it remains likely that it could be even later.Before its postponement, the race for the Champions League places was heating up as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side maintained their impressive form.With nine games to go, they are three points behind Chelsea in fifth with Wolves and Sheffield United a further two points behind.And according to a ‘Super Computer’ that is where the Red Devils will remain.Produced by, ‘the table is made by analysing a number of market outcomes including top four, top six, top 10 and relegation, which makes the prediction an accurate indication of the final standings.’Liverpool unsurprisingly go on to lift the title with Manchester City in second.Leicester and Chelsea occupy the top four spots but with Man City’s Champions League ban, the red half of Manchester is set to profit with fifth place seemingly enough to qualify next campaign.City have appealed but their CAS meeting has been suspended due to the coronavirus.Wolves will finish above Tottenham while Arsenal are braced for more disappointment with a ninth-place finish.2most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Down the bottom half of the table it is bad news for Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich, who are likely to be playing Championship League football next season.Watford are set to stay up by the skin of their teeth.A spokesperson for the company said: “While it is tight at the bottom of the table, Norwich, Aston Villa and Bournemouth will not have enough to beat the drop when the Premier League returns.”Comedian Paddy McGuiness says that teams should only win the Premier League officiallylast_img read more

Fort Ordnance School to be used as emergency shelter

first_imgIn an effort to provide safe refuge for residents in cases of major emergency, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has collaborated with the Canadian Government to retrofit and equip the Fort Ordnance Primary School to be used as an emergency shelter.The project titled “Enhancement of Emergency Shelter Capacity to Mitigate Flood Risk in Ordnance Fortland” will be funded with the million that was awarded by the Canadian Government.Canadian High Commissioner Pierre Giroux with Fort Ordnance Primary School Headteacher; CDC Director General, Colonel (Ret’d) Chabilall Ramsarup, and parents of some of the studentsFort Ordnance located in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), is frequently flooded by torrential rainfall and high tides. The village, home to over 700 persons who are mostly self-employed, suffers significant losses in goods.Children are particularly affected as most of the school’s compound is flooded during the rainy season, preventing classes.It is hoped that upon completion of the project through the support of the Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund, the compound of the Fort Ordnance Primary School will be raised, the current sanitary block will be expanded to include additional toilets and baths, additional gutters and drains will be installed, the walkway will be expanded to accommodate vehicles and the bridge leading to the school will be reinforced.Equipment including a refrigerator, microwaves, stoves, sinks and counters will be installed at the school to be utilised when the shelter is activated.The project will also support the development of a protocol for the activation and management of the shelter and the training of a shelter management committee.The Canada Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund is part of Canada’s C$600 million Caribbean Regional Programme.The Fund is designed to support Non-Governmental Organisations, community groups and Government agencies within Caricom in carrying out small-scale community projects to reduce the risks from the many natural hazards affecting the Region such as floods, droughts, storms, and hurricanes.In addition to the Civil Defence Commission, the Government of Canada, through the Fund, is also currently supporting the Wowetta Women’s Group and the Kanuku Mountains Community Representative Group to increase the resilience of North and Central Rupununi against droughts – particularly through the establishment of two modern cassava processing and farine storage facilities.last_img read more

Lonestar Cell MTN Giving Away L$100K A Day for 100 Days

first_img(L-R) Ms. Abigail Nufeatalai, Brand and Communications Manager; Mr. Daramie, Senior Manager, Marketing Services; Lonestar Cell MTN Deputy CEO, Mr. Roberts; and Kolubah Flomo, Product Development ManagerLonestar Cell MTN yesterday launched one of the biggest and newest promotions ever in the history of the company. The newest service, “One Hundred Reasons to Smile every day,” is intended to give back to its subscribers during the up-coming festive season.Ibrahim Daramie, senior marketing manager for services at Lonestar, said the company is always ready to live up to its corporate social responsibility by ensuring that it supports government’s efforts in providing the Liberian people value-added services and at the same time ensure that customers are happy.“Today is one of those days that we at Lonestar Cell MTN are going to be doing what we are known to do for the Liberian people.“We are going to be changing lives because we’re going to give our many subscribers one hundred reasons to smile,” said Daramie.According to him, about a month ago the company launched the Lonestar discount store, where subscribers could dial 500 and get the best deal ever in the communications market, the company said, adding that, over 3,000 subscribers are currently enjoying a discount from the discount store.“So if you are out there and hear dial 500, you need to pick up your phone and dial 500 now. We will be announcing another one hundred thousand reasons why you have to dial 500, get to the discount store, and talk to Big Jue or Cralorboi, and get the best offer and begin the surprise,” said Daramie.“We at Lonestar Cell MTN, the only Liberian owned telecommunication company in the country, are pleased today to announce on behalf of the Board of Directors, the management, staff, our valued subscribers, that we are launching a promotion where every day one hundred valued subscribers will win one thousand Liberian dollars each for one hundred days.“That is to say we are going to have ten thousand subscribers winning L$1,000 each in the next one hundred days.“That is not all, we’re also going to change lives by ensuring that every month we will be having a subscriber that will be walking away with L$1 million for the next four months and that’s what we mean when we say are changing lives, and we tell you that Christmas is here early and is here for you,” he said.“To qualify, all you need to do is to go to our discount store and dial 500 and follow the voice prompt, and will tell you the best deal. Interestingly, we have a deal for each and every subscriber, so just subscribe to any of our offers from the discount store, it could be $0.50 for five days, $1 for seven or five days, 1GB for 15 days, you just name it,” said the Lonestar Marketing Manager for services added.He also called on Liberians to pick up their phones and dial 500, follow the voice prompts and make sure that “you have credit on your phone; you’ll be just one of our lucky winners.”He said to be part of the promotion, subscribers need to make sure that they recharge every month to meet the target.To know your target is by dialing *124# to check your credit balance and stand a better chance to win L$1 million from Lonestar.Also speaking at the launch was Ms. Abigail Nufeatalai, Brand and Communications Manager, who reiterated that the company is here to stay.“Today, we are going to be changing the lives of every Liberian in this country, we are launching one of the biggest promotions ever in the history of our corporation,” Ms. Nufeatalai indicated.Meanwhile, Louis Brah Roberts, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Lonestar, lauded the company’s many subscribers and said Lonestar will always find new ideas to make subscribers happy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more