IADC: 1DH Model on Transport and Sedimentation Inside TSHD

first_imgThe International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released a very interesting article named 1DH Model Predicts Transport and Sedimentation Inside a Hopper.Trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) are commonly used in the dredging industry at a wide variety of maintenance, land reclamation and maritime construction projects.During trailing suction dredging the TSHD trails dragheads over the seabed to excavate it. The loosened bed materials like sand, clay or gravel together with surrounding water are hydraulically sucked up by pumps through the trailing suction pipes. This mixture is subsequently discharged into the ship’s cargo hold called hopper.There the suspended sediment disperses and settles throughout the hopper to form a sediment bed layer at the bottom.Simulation of the sedimentation processes in hoppers is of great interest to provide predictions of how efficiently the incoming sediment is retained in the hopper, stated the article.A prediction model developed by Van Oord engineers is introduced to accurately and easily predict the overflow of sediments.last_img read more

Opposition MP’s in Madagascar clash with police

first_imgMadagascar’s parliament has voted to dismiss the presidentMadagascan police smashed open the car windows of an opposition lawmaker late Monday and seized the equivalent of 74,000 dollars in cash.The Officers used tear gas to disperse about 20 opposition lawmakers at the scene who tried to halt the search by arguing that female lawmaker  who was being searched was protected under parliamentary immunity.They argued that female lawmaker Lanto Rakoto-manga was protected under parliamentary immunity.This comes two weeks after parliament voted to dismiss the president.President Hery Rajaonarimampianina has challenged the legality of the impeachment vote in a stand-off that threatens to revive political chaos that erupted after a coup in 2009.The island’s constitutional court could deliver its verdict within days on whether the impeachment process can go ahead.last_img read more

IOCRA 2018 CDBG forst round application period open

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has opened the first round of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) of 2018.The following programs are accepting applications in this round:Main Street Revitalization Program;Public Facilities Program;Stormwater Improvements Program; andWastewater/Drinking Water Program.The complete application, which includes the instructions, proposal/application template and sample documents can be found online here.  A webinar on round one will be held on Wednesday, April 18 at 2 p.m., (EST), and can be accessed here.CDBG round one proposals are being accepted until Friday, May 25 at 4 p.m., (EST). Final applications are due by Friday, July 20 at 4 p.m., (EST) with funding awards announced on Thursday, August 16.OCRA recently announced nearly $11 million awarded to 21 rural Hoosier communities in the final round of 2017 CDBG grant funding. A copy of that announcement can be found here.Funding for all of the programs comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered by OCRA. The state of Indiana distributes CDBG funds to rural communities to assist units of local government with various community projects like: improving infrastructure, downtown revitalization, public facilities improvements and economic development.For further information on these programs, please contact the assigned Community Liaison for your region.last_img read more

Cardinals Wrap Up Golf Season At Batesville Invitational

first_imgThe St. Louis Golf team concluded their season, Saturday, at the Batesville Invitational at Cricket Ridge Golf Club.The Cardinals had a good showing by posting a 226 for the tournament. Other team scores were Batesville Girls – 207, Batesville Boys – 216, Greensburg – 214, Rushville – 220, Franklin County Boys – 236, Franklin County Girls 238.Scoring for St. Louis were Jackson Wanstrath (4th in boys division), Eli Vogelsang, Rhea Miller, Eli Weiler.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.last_img

Scocco seals Sunderland switch

first_imgArgentina international striker Ignacio Scocco has completed his move to Sunderland. Scocco was in the stands at the Stadium of Light last night as the Black Cats beat Stoke 1-0 to climb out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Poyet hopes to strike a further deal before Friday night’s 11pm deadline with Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt understood to be heading for Wearside to undergo a medical after the two clubs agreed a fee in the region of £2.5million. The 28-year-old, who has one cap, has joined the club from Internacional for an undisclosed fee and has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal. He becomes Gus Poyet’s fourth acquisition this month following Spanish full-back Marcos Alonso’s arrival on loan and the captures of Scocco’s compatriots Oscar Ustari and Santiago Vergini. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Teddy’s Stevenage beaten by Spurs

first_img The ex-Spurs striker, who scored 124 goals in 277 appearances at White Hart Lane, is in his first managerial post with the Sky Bet League Two club and welcomed his former employers for Stevenage’s final friendly of the summer. Tottenham’s XI was made up of players from their development squad and they cruised to victory thanks to Nathan Oduwa’s opener and Shayon Harrison’s second-half penalty. Oduwa had a bittersweet afternoon as he was then carried off on a stretcher having been knocked unconscious before half-time, later recovering to take his place on the Spurs bench. Sheringham’s first competitive match in charge will be against Notts County when the Football League season begins next weekend. Teddy Sheringham was unable to get one over his old club Tottenham as Stevenage’s pre-season preparations ended with a 2-0 defeat at the Lamex Stadium.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Ellsworth Woman Spends Two Weeks as Sports Volunteer at South African School

first_img Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 ELLSWORTH — Laura Archer is back home in Ellsworth now after spending two weeks in South Africa introducing youngsters in grades 4-7 to the world of organized sports.Laura Archer of Ellsworth is surrounded by some of the youngsters with whom she worked during two weeks as a sports volunteer at a South African school near Cape Town.ELLSWORTH — Laura Archer is back home in Ellsworth now after spending two weeks in South Africa introducing youngsters in grades 4-7 to the world of organized sports.And her first volunteer experience has convinced her that she’d like to do it again.Like many of her contemporaries, Archer has been a bit at loose ends since graduating from Husson University in 2009 with a degree in business sports management.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith the national and state economies still struggling to recover from a prolonged recession, Archer was unable to find a job in her field.“I’d gotten done with school and wasn’t sure what I wanted to do,” said Archer, who had excelled at basketball as a student at Ellsworth High School and went on to play for four years at Husson.“I made a ‘bucket list’ of things I wanted to do in my life,” she said, “and the number one thing was to volunteer in a foreign country.”Through some Internet research, she discovered Global Vision International in London.“They do a lot of different programs but a few sports-specific volunteer ones,” she said. “It was a good fit. I talked with people in South Africa who worked for the company and decided that I really wanted to do it.”Archer had to come up with the money to fund the trip herself, which she managed to do.“More than half of what I paid goes directly to the school where I was working, so it didn’t really bother me too much,” she said.Archer left for South Africa on Oct. 9, traveling to Gordon’s Bay, about a half-hour from Cape Town, where she would work with youngsters at the Nonzamo ACJ School.“They don’t really have much in the way of organized sports,” she said. “The only reason they have any is because volunteers from this company go and do it.”After getting settled in at the company’s gated apartments, located just a few minutes from the school, Archer and her fellow volunteers began their work with the youngsters in their group.“Sports is a huge part of everyone’s life there,” she said, noting that the World Cup soccer competition held earlier this year in South Africa was “a huge deal for them.”Soccer — football to them — is the sport of choice, said Archer, and they play it whenever they can.But there were other activities, too, including netball, a game with some similarity to basketball.“You can’t move your feet when you have the ball,” said Archer, “and you must be in a designated area to shoot. And there’s no backboard, just a rim.“The girls were much better than the boys at this,” she added.For the first week, the focus was on netball and cricket.In the second week, the youngsters learned ultimate Frisbee (“they’d never seen a Frisbee before”) from another volunteer who had played the game.Archer and her colleagues also set up circuit training sessions in which the youngsters worked with hula hoops, did sit-ups, sprints and push-ups and worked on hand-eye coordination.Archer puts some of her young charges through a round of push-ups.“They try to have the volunteers do things they know,” said Archer. “They want students to know why you do it, and how it benefits.”Archer also found some time for herself while in South Africa.That included a weekend visit to Cape Town, a hike of Table Mountain and a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.There even was time for a brief safari in a regional game preserve.“We saw elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes and even got charged by a rhinoceros — that was scary,” said Archer.“It was a good mix of being with the kids and being able to see the sights there,” she said.All too soon, the two weeks were over.“I would definitely go back,” said Archer. “And I definitely want to try to do another volunteer experience. It was worth it.“I had never gone off by myself,” she explained. “It made me realize that, if I think I can do it, I can do it.”For now, though, it’s back to the job hunt.This winter, Archer will be putting her basketball skills and knowledge to use as freshman girls’ coach at Mount Desert Island High School.For more community news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.center_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 adminlast_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 2nd T20I: Kohli & co look to wrap up early series win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A dominant win by India in the opening T20I against a spin-wary England has set the tone as the hosts remain on the back-foot when the two sides clash in the second T20 International at Cardiff on Friday.Kuldeep Yadav took 5-24 and KL Rahul scored a stunning unbeaten second T20I century as the Men in Blue produced a fine all-round display to stun the hosts by eight wickets in Manchester for an early lead on this tour. A win on Friday would seal the three-match T20I series for Virat Kohli’s high-flying brigade.In fact, India stand on the brink of a sixth successive T20I series’ win – a run stretching back to their 2-1 win over New Zealand in November 2017.In terms of ICC Rankings, a 2-0 series’ lead will allow India to close the gap with second-placed Australia, while a 3-0 whitewash will help them overleap to second behind top-ranked Pakistan.Australia will have to win both their next two games in the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe to stay above India.A loss on Friday will see England drop down to rank seven below New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies, respectively.It will be a surprising downturn for the high-flying English team, one of the better in limited-overs’ cricket at the moment. It is a stark reminder of their poor winning ratio nevertheless, having won only 5 out of their last 10 T20 internationals.The big question facing England is how to contend with the unorthodox wrist spin of Kuldeep Yadav.In the aftermath of their loss on Tuesday, both skipper Eoin Morgan and ace batsman Jos Buttler have urged their teammates to show more patience at the crease and watch the ball carefully.But with such a short turnaround in the fixtures’ list, it is easier said than done.The English camp will deploy the services of spin-bowling machine ‘Merlyn’ at Cardiff. A scarcity of unorthodox wrist spinners to practice against is one of the key reasons for this move, as the spin-bowling machine is capable of replicating every style of delivery.An English team last used it ahead of the 2005 Ashes, when they were practicing to contend with Shane Warne.A key reason underlined by Morgan after the first defeat was that the middle-order batsmen, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, who both got stumped off successive googlies, needed more time to settle in.Despite the loss, one of the key strengths for England is their top-order’s ability to handle pace and they would like another fast start at Cardiff.It is perhaps the only real concern for India emanating from that first game as the enforced new-ball pairing of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav was proven ineffective at Old Trafford.Even with Kuldeep causing all sorts of trouble for the hosts, India wouldn’t like to to pull things back after a high-flying English start once again.The visitors are unlikely to make a change and disturb their winning combination and the pacers will have to learn from the experience of bowling on such batsmen-friendly pitches.England’s top-order, in particular Jason Roy, doesn’t enjoy facing spin in the powerplay overs, and India might opt for Krunal Pandya, who is proficient at bowling economical left-arm spin.However, it is tough to see the Indian team management making space for him in the eleven after just one game. Instead, they might back Yuzvendra Chahal to deliver any initial spin overs, despite being taken for runs in Manchester.Weather could play a part in the game here at the Sophia Gardens. After enjoying a sunny welcome both in Dublin and Manchester, the team was greeted to typical English grey skies, light rain and chill when they arrived in Cardiff on Wednesday.It is expected to clear out for match day, but rain curtailed the last game these two sides played here in 2014.India had won that ODI with an all-round performance from Suresh Raina.England pacer Tom Curran has been ruled out of the remaining T20Is and the ODI series owing to a left side strain. For the ODIs, his brother Sam has been named as replacement.Teams:India: Virat Kohli ©, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.England: Eoin Morgan ©, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Dawid Malan.Match starts at: 10 pm IST(With inputs from agencies) last_img read more

Cricket News Australia aim to ‘bounce’ back in Perth against supremely confident India

first_imgNew Delhi: Whenever teams came to Perth, they would be encountered with the two words – pace and bounce. The WACA wicket, which was heaven for the fast bowlers thanks to their springboard bounce and extra zip under the hot sun, would test the mettle of the finest batsmen. Aided by the Fremantle Doctor, the wind that would blow across the stadium to help pacers get swing in the air, the WACA was an intimidating proposition. Just ask Sachin Tendulkar, who made a mark in international cricket only after scoring 114 on a fast Perth wicket in 1992. However, the second Test between Australia and India will be played at the New Perth stadium, which has a capacity of close to 60,000. With a closed stadium, there is no Fremantle Doctor. There is a drop-in wicket which promises pace and bounce. For Australia, this is their best chance to level the series after losing the Adelaide Test by 31 runs.The year 2018 has been woeful for Australia, having won just two Tests in Sydney and Durban. The batting has not been able to overcome the void left by the bans on Steve Smith and David Warner. Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Travis Head have all chipped in but their contributions have been inconsistent. The tail-enders batted with much better assurance and application than the top order and this could boost Tim Paine’s batsmen to step up.Read More | Get more excited than nervous seeing green pitches: Virat KohliThe bowlers remain Australia’s trump card. Nathan Lyon showed his class in Adelaide and he was ably supported by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. Mitchell Starc lacked rhythm and struggled for control but he still managed five wickets in the Adelaide Test. He has not had best returns in 2018 and he will be determined to come out on top in Perth.Read More | Ashwin, Rohit Sharma ruled out of Perth Test against AustraliaVirat Kohli fearlessThe Indian cricket team skipper has said he is more excited than nervous when he sees green on the wicket. His bowling unit has taken 162 out of 170 wickets in nine Tests against South Africa, England and the Adelaide game against Australia. When one has the bowling arsenal to take 20 wickets regularly and when one is not fazed about the conditions, it shows the confident mental space Virat Kohli and his side are in.Read More | India’s current fast bowling group best ever: Bharat ArunThe fact that Perth could have a green and bouncy wicket should not faze Virat Kohli. In the past, India’s three major victories in the last five years have come on such wickets. Lord’s in 2014 and Johannesburg in 2018 were instances when the batsmen stood up and changed the course of the game. In Adelaide, Cheteshwar Pujara was the difference and he will be the key yet again. India openers, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay, struggled in the first game and they have one more chance to redeem themselves. However, the injuries to Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin are a big blow. Hanuma Vihari will slot in Rohit’s place but the final place in the XI will be possibly determined by the conditions.Kohli, in the press conference, has said he is lucky that the bowlers are in such good form. “If you don’t get 20 wickets you don’t win a Test match, regardless of whether you scored 600 or 700 or 800. It is insignificant. If you get 300 on the board and you have guys who can get 20 wickets then you are fine as a team. The way they have bowled in the last three tours, it is amazing. They are hungry for wickets and are not giving easy runs,” Kohli said.It is the bowlers that Kohli will turn to if India are to achieve an unprecedented feat of winning two Tests against Australia for the first time since 1977/78. A win in Perth will also help them retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Hamilton wins as Verstappen recovers to take second

first_img(BBC) – Lewis Hamilton moved into the world championship lead for the first time this season with a dominant victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix.The Mercedes driver pulled out an eight-second lead in three wet laps at the start of the race before switching to dry tyres, and controlled the race from there.Hamilton even had time to stop for fresh tyres with three laps to go to grab the extra point for fastest lap.Valtteri Bottas failed in an attempt to pass Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for second, giving Hamilton a five-point championship lead over his team after three races.Verstappen’s second place was extraordinary, for he crashed on the laps to the grid and damaged both his front wing and suspension.The Red Bull mechanics worked wonders to change his left front push-rod on the grid in the time permitted and get him into the race and he then drove a superb race to hold off Bottas at the end.Hamilton supremeIt was Hamilton’s second consecutive victory in the third race of the season, and it came after another anti-racism protest from the drivers before the race.It ended up slightly chaotic, as it had in the Styrian Grand Prix a week ago, with the drivers rushing to take part. But as in the first two races, most of the drivers ‘took the knee’ alongside Hamilton, while a few chose to remain standing for their own reasons.Hamilton’s win was never in doubt once he shot away from the field at the start, while Bottas may be considered lucky to get away with an apparent jumped start.The Finn moved before the lights went out and then stopped again, saying he had reacted to a light on his dashboard. The subsequent slow getaway dropped him to sixth place on the first lap.Hamilton took advantage to show off his renowned wet-weather skills in the opening laps, moving six points clear of the Racing Point of Lance Stroll in two laps and adding a further two seconds before pitting at the end of the next lap as the initially wet track quickly dried.By the time the other front-runners had all stopped a lap later, Hamilton was 7.8secs clear and in a position to control the race, and he simply moved further and further away as the laps ticked by.It was his eighth win in Hungary – and he now shares the record for most wins at a single circuit with Michael Schumacher.A missed opportunity for BottasVerstappen and Red Bull had had a difficult weekend, the Dutchman qualifying only seventh in what he said was a difficult car. But after the scare on the grid, a brilliant first lap put him up to third behind Hamilton and Stroll, and he was second by lap five after the pit stops for dry tyres.There will be questions as to how Bottas was not penalised for moving before the lights – just as there were with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in a similar incident in Japan last year.Once the Finn got going, he drove patiently and by mid-race was up to fourth, taking third from Stroll when they pitted for fresh tyres.Bottas caught Verstappen with 25 laps to go and then Mercedes pulled the same strategy as they had to win the race with Hamilton last year, pitting him again for fresh tyres with the idea of catching and passing Verstappen before the end of the race.But while Hamilton managed it in 2019, Bottas did not catch Verstappen until the final lap, and it was too late to pass the Dutchman.It was a three-point boost for Hamilton and the sort of missed opportunity for which Bottas might pay this year, when the title fight seems to be a private one between the Mercedes.Stroll was a strong fourth for Racing Point, while Red Bull’s Alexander Albon twice took advantage of unforced errors from Vettel – once early in the race and once close to the end – to take fifth ahead of the second Racing Point of Sergio Perez.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc could manage only 11th, out of the points, after a decision to put him on the unloved ‘soft’ tyres at his first pit stop. Most teams avoided them, as they were prone to ‘graining’ and Leclerc struggled with a lack of grip before being forced into an earlier-than-ideal second stop, which left him on old, slow tyres in the closing laps, when he lost out to McLaren’s Carlos Sainz.After the race, both Racing Point cars were protested by Renault, as they had been at the previous race, on the claim that they have not designed their brake ducts themselves.The stewards ruled that as the ducts were identical to those used in Austria a week ago, there was no need to impound the parts, and the two protests would be dealt with as one once a date has been set for the hearing.last_img read more