USACE Celebrates Completion of Absecon Inlet Seawall

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District joined elected officials and partners on May 25, 2018 to celebrate the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City.The project – one of the more complex construction efforts undertaken by the District in recent years – involved building two separate seawall structures along approximately 1700 feet of the inlet and rebuilding the historic boardwalk.“We’ve accomplished two important goals with this project – to reduce coastal storm damage risk and help the city restore access and recreational opportunities along the inlet,” said Deputy Commander Maj. Brian Corbin. “I’d like to thank our dedicated team and our contractor J Fletcher Creamer & Son for their efforts on this project.”Other speakers included Congressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Rebuild and Recovery Dan Kelly, and Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam.In 2012, the District was moving forward to construct the seawall project. Then, Hurricane Sandy demolished the remaining boardwalk and caused significant damage in the inlet area. After the storm, the District partnered with the state and the city to incorporate the boardwalk into the design of the seawall.“This required a major redesign of the project, but ultimately met the needs of our partners,” said Project Manager Keith Watson.Construction began in 2015. Progress was slowed by several storms in 2015 and 2016, but contractor J Fletcher Creamer worked through the challenges of building the seawall in an area of the inlet exposed to the force of the ocean.Quick facts:Total Stone (all stone): 99,000 tons;Total Capstone: 60,926 tons; placed approximately 6,800 stones (average size of 10.9 tons in Structure 1 and 3.5 tons in Structure 2);Length of Boardwalk: 2,650 feet;Length of Seawall: 1776 feet (Structure 1 – 1450 feet;  Structure 2 – 326 feet).last_img read more

Hearn insists Anthony Joshua wants Fury fight this year

first_imgTyson Fury will be Anthony Joshua’s opponent of choice if he is restricted to one fight this year, promoter Eddie Hearn has said. Joshua’s bout against Kubrat Pulev on 20 June at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Anthony Joshua wants to fight Tyson Fury, according to Eddie Hearn Hearn hopes the fight can be rescheduled for July or August but if the delays go on beyond the summer and Joshua can only fight once, the promoter says his man would want his opponent to be Fury for an all-British heavyweight unification bout. Hearn told Sky Sports: “If it starts kicking on beyond (the end of July), you get to a situation where if Joshua is only going to box once this year he’d like it to be against Tyson Fury.”Advertisement Loading… Read Also: Premier League season suspended indefinitely after crisis talks Fury is expected to complete his trilogy with Deontay Wilder later in 2020, having dethroned the American in February, but Hearn is hopeful some negotiations could be possible. “The situation is a little bit out of our hands,” he said. “If Bob Arum and Al Haymon (Fury and Wilder’s promoters) can talk and make Deontay Wilder wait a little bit we would love to go into that fight next. “We are contractually bound to face Pulev who is with Bob Arum and there is a deal to be done. A lot depends on Deontay Wilder.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaySome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Boys Soccer On WRBI Thursday Night (9-5)

first_imgCatch all of the exciting action of High School Boys Soccer action tonight on The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI as The Batesville Bulldogs battle The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles starting at 5.Tracey Fox, Mike Robertson, and ‘Uncle’ Randy Mullins will be calling the action at The Dog Pound.last_img

Mackay and Cardiff agree settlement

first_img Press Association Mackay’s statement, released through Slater & Gordon Lawyers, read: “Today I have reached a settlement agreement dropping all claims I have made against Cardiff City Football Club. I did not want to be in litigation and believe that it is in the best interests of all parties to have a clean break and move on.” The statement continued: “I have enjoyed my time at Cardiff City and I am most grateful to the board of Cardiff City and Vincent Tan for giving me the opportunity. The club’s owner Mr Vincent Tan invested heavily in the club and supported our decisions in our push for promotion to the Premier League. Without him this would not have been possible. “My thanks to all those at the club and the fans who have supported me during my time in Wales. If I have caused any offence to anyone during this time, especially to Vincent Tan, then I apologise without reservation. “I wish everyone associated with Cardiff City FC all the best for the future and thank them for their support. “I will not be commenting further on this matter.” Despite winning promotion last year as second-tier champions, Tan and Mackay clashed over the club’s summer recruitment drive, with disagreements over the nature and deployment of the agreed budget. There was also an ugly episode in October when Mackay’s trusted head of recruitment Iain Moody was sacked and the inexperienced Alisher Apsalyamov briefly hired before visa problems struck. Once Mackay followed Moody out of the door on December 27, Tan was quick to praise his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s methods even though the Bluebirds were ultimately relegated under the Norwegian. Former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has dropped his legal claim against the club after reaching a settlement on his sacking. The club responded with a brief statement of their own, echoing Mackay’s comments and seeking to draw a line under the row for good. “Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Malky Mackay has dropped all legal claims against the club, bringing a number of issues to an end and allowing both parties to move on,” it read. “The agreement represents a positive outcome for the Club. We now look forward and focus fully on planning for next season and the challenge of regaining Premier League status.” The terms of the agreement are being kept closely guarded but it is understood Mackay was seeking substantial compensation for his dismissal, which came in December after a difference of opinion with owner Vincent Tan about the direction of the club. Tan has since criticised Mackay’s efforts in preparing the side for the Barclays Premier League, but the Scot issued a conciliatory statement through lawyers on Friday in which he apologised “without reservation” to the Malaysian businessman. last_img read more

Ireland made to wait for victory

first_img Having set an imposing total of 492, John Bracewell’s side turned the screw on their opponents on Thursday morning as they bowled the Gulf state out for 213 in their first innings. The Irish then went for the jugular as they enforced the follow on. And despite half-centuries from Swapnil Patil and Saqib Ali, they claimed nine more scalps by the time stumps were called with spinner George Dockrell picking up four for 93. However, they could not part the final UAE pair of Manjula Guruge and Mohammad Naveed before the close as they resisted stubbornly to force the game into Friday. The tourists will resume on 251 for nine but still need another 28 just to make the hosts to bat again. Ireland were left frustrated in their pursuit of a three-day victory as the United Arab Emirates clung on to force their ICC Intercontinental Cup clash at Malahide into a final day.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Pelosi Prays Next to Trump at 68th Annual National Prayer Breakfast

first_img68th annual national prayer breakfast is going on now and just before the President’s address, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) just delivered “a prayer for the poor and persecuted,” she was literally three feet away from him. This after she ripped up his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.The annual National Prayer Breakfast brings more than 3,000 people to Washington for a couple days of networking, prayer and meetings including the central event, the breakfast, at which the U.S. president always speaks.last_img

Mukut Kalita smashes ton in veteran cricket and defeats Goalpara

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Riding on an unbeaten ton from Mukut Kalita, Kamrup today defeated Goalpara by 19 runs and entered into the semi final in the All Assam Veteran Inter-District and Inter-Institution Cricket tournament at Mangaldoi today. Invited to bat, Kamrup scored 167-2 in their 20 overs. Mukut Kalita played an electrifying knock of an unbeaten 106 runs which came in 71 balls. He hit nine boundaries and six over boundaries on way to score the first century of the tournament. Chasing 168 runs to win, Goalpara scored 148-7 in their 20 overs. Jyoti Medhi was the top scorer with 56 runs. The first semi final would be held tomorrow where Kamrup will face Guwahati. Also read: Local Sportslast_img

The Latest: Pair of aces: 2nd hole-in-one at No. 7 at Open

first_img Associated Press Mickelson blew a one-shot lead on the 18th hole in 2006 for the most painful of his six U.S. Open runner-up finishes.Through the first four holes, he hasn’t found a fairway. He hacked out of the rough on the first two to get within birdie range but couldn’t salvage par after finding trouble on 3 and 4.The 50-year-old wouldn’t have qualified for the field under normal circumstances, and had said he wouldn’t ask for a special exemption. But when the USGA reset the qualifying standards because of the pandemic, it took the top 70 players instead of the top 60. Mickelson made it based on being ranked 61st.___1:20 p.m. Jordan Spieth already is facing an uphill battle after only two holes at the U.S. Open.He first made bogey from the fairway when his shot rolled down to the bottom of the green and he three putted. And then it got worse.Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas and Collin Morikawa were waiting on the second tee when Spieth in the group ahead arrived in a golf cart. His tee shot got caught in a tree and he had to return to the tee to play his third. He wound up with a double bogey and was 3 over after two holes.Spieth has not won in three years. He was eliminated after the first round of the FedEx Cup playoffs. And then he missed the cut last week in the Safeway Open.___ 7:30 a.m.Brandon Wu kicked off the 120th U.S. Open with a drive into the right side of the fairway at Winged Foot.That’s considered a great start.Hitting fairways is paramount at Winged Foot. For starters, it’s tough to advance the ball very far. But the greens are severe, and the bunkers are as much as 8 feet deep. That explains why only two players out of 750 who have started the previous five U.S. Opens at Winged Foot finished under par.Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will get an early start Thursday, though they begin on opposite ends of the West Course. The opening round began with cloud cover. The rest of the week is expected to feature plenty of sunshine and mild weather, unusual for a U.S. Open. No amateur has won the tournament since Johnny Goodman in 1933.10:20 a.m.For a U.S. Open course that’s one of the toughest, and with no spectators allowed, there’s been plenty of cheering in the opening round Thursday.The cheers have come from the smattering of volunteers. And they had reason.Paul Waring holed out for a birdie from the fifth fairway after driving into the rough. Moments later, Patrick Reed made a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. The final groups of the morning round have all made the turn, with the second half of the field preparing to tee off just after noon at Winged Foot in Westchester County in New York.___11:20 a.m.Justin Thomas has moved into the lead of the U.S. Open with three straight birdies while making the turn to drop to 4 under par. Thomas sank a 9-foot putt on No. 11 to pull ahead of amateur Davis Thompson, who had been out to the early lead. The University of Georgia All-American bogeyed No. 13 to fall to minus-3. No amateur has won the U.S. Open since Johnny Goodman in 1933. The Latest: Pair of aces: 2nd hole-in-one at No. 7 at Open Leading the way is an amateur, Davis Thompson of Georgia. He was at 3 under. Rory McIlroy wanted to get off to a good start for a change, and he was at 2 under.Tiger Woods was 1 over through seven holes.The course is forgiving enough that Jordan Spieth managed to recover from his tough start. With three birdies, he was back to even par.___9 a.m. Thomas’ best finish in the U.S. Open was a tie for ninth in 2017. He won the PGA Championship that year for his only major victory.___Amateur Davis Thompson is leading the U.S. Open through 13 holes. Thompson birdied Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 11 to drop to 4-under at Winged Foot. That’s a one-stroke lead over Justin Thomas. Rory McIlroy is among a trio that are two strokes back at minus-2.Thompson was an All-American at Georgia and a finalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award given to the top player in college golf. He qualified as the No. 3 player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and is making his U.S. Open debut. September 17, 2020 Patrick Reed had the first on the 165-yard hole early in the opening round of the U.S. Open. Zalaoris followed him into the cup on a 9-iron shot that landed in the middle of the green and trickled into the hole.Zalatoris, who led the 2020 Korn Ferry points list, moved back to even par with the ace after two early bogeys.The 24-year-old is competing in his second U.S. Open after a stellar junior career and playing at Wake Forest. Zalatoris won the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur and played on the 2017 Walker Cup team. 2:35 p.m.Phil Mickelson opened his return to Winged Foot with two birdies but gave both shots back over the next two holes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the U.S. Open (all times EDT):4 p.m.Will Zalatoris has the second ace at Winged Foot’s par-3 seventh hole. ___11:40 a.m.Tiger Woods is at even par after a bogey on No. 13 stalled his his move up the leaderboard. Woods made the turn with three straight birdies on Nos. 9, 10 and 11 and was at 1 under par after lipping out on a 17-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole. But he dropped a stroke on the par-3 13th hole after putting his tee shot in the bunker and then two-putting from 19 feet. Woods was playing with leader Justin Thomas, who also birdied Nos. 9, 10 and 11. Thomas was the leader at minus-4 through 13 holes. Justin Thomas is leading the U.S. Open at 5 under par through 18 holes. Thomas arrived at No. 18 tied with Patrick Reed, who had already finished a round that included a double bogey and a hole in one. But Thomas made a 25-foot putt for birdie on the last hole to move into the lead by himself. Thomas had one bogey and six birdies, including three in a row over Nos. 9, 10 and 11. He was playing with Tiger Woods, who also birdied three straight holes while making the turn but then finished up with three bogeys and a double in the last six holes.Reed salvaged his round after taking a double-bogey on the fifth hole. He rallied with a birdie on No. 6 and then one-hopped his tee shot into the cup for a hole in one on the seventh. Three more birdies on the back nine left him at minus-4.Rory McIlroy was in third at minus-3. Then again, it’s been 113 years since the U.S. Open was played in September. It was moved from its traditional June spot in the calendar when golf shut down for three months in America because of the COVID-19 pandemic.___More AP golf: and read more

Evridge’s wait finally over

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoSaturday, it was finally his turn.And after a lifelong journey that’s taken him all over the world, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more deserving of the job.Wisconsin’s new starting quarterback, Allan Evridge, was born in Frankfurt, Germany – but, but that is hardly a place he calls home. His team biography lists his hometown as Papillon, Neb., but he only lived there for a year-and-a-half.“I never really had a strict hometown, but that’s where I graduated high school,” he explained.Growing up, Allan’s father, James, was in the Air Force, meaning the Evridge family – consisting of Allan, James, Allan’s mother Lori and his brothers Jared and Josh – was on the move more often than not. Among other places, Tthey called Washington, D.C., Colorado Springs and California, among other places, home before Allan reached high school.“Allan was a real good kid,” his father said in a phone interview. “A little quiet and shy. He always hung out with his older brother Josh, played sports with him. He always showed great athletic ability.”Allan played baseball, basketball and track, as well as football, as a kid, excelling in all four. Sports, he said, were what helped him throughout the multiple moving processes.“It was always nice to have sports as an outlet when I was moving,” Allan said. “It helped me make friends.”When freshman year of high school rolled around, Allan found himself in Great Falls, Montana. But like the rest of his former residencies, that one didn’t last long, either. The Evridge family once again packed up and moved to Papillon just before the fall of Allan’s junior year. Football at the new school? Not a problem.“I had to beat a kid out, but that happened fairly quickly,” Allan said.By that point, it was clear to Allan’s father that his son was not just your average football player. In fact, James Evridge – – and Allan’s coaches alike – – had known it for years.“I knew he was [talented],” James said. “Every parent always thinks their kid is outstanding. I try to be as objective as I can, but I was very aware of his talents and abilities. I just didn’t know to what level. Those things were confirmed to me [by his coaches]. When other people go out of their way to say more than just, ‘He’s a good player,’ those things really caught my attention.”The college roller coasterAfter his junior year, Allan committed to play for the University of Nebraska under head coach Frank Solich. Finally, after years of traveling and moving from state to state, Allan could settle down and play football for the coveted Cornhuskers.Or so he thought.2003, Allan’s senior year of high school, 2003, would be Solich’s last in Lincoln, leaving Allan second-guessing his decision to stay in-state.“I was hanging out and waiting to see what was going on,” Evridge explained. “Kansas State was another team I was really interested in; they had just won the Big XII Championship and I really liked Ccoach (Bill) Snyder and what his offense did and what his team stood for. So signing day was coming up, so I decided to sign with Kansas State, since all the coaches I committed to were gone.”Before he even had the opportunity to be a Cornhusker, Allan became a Wildcat, just like that. Allan redshirted in 2004, and in 2005 he quickly stepped into the starting quarterback role after just a handful of games. He made six starts that season, throwing for 1,365 yards and six touchdowns – – a freshman school record – – including a pair of scores in Lincoln against Bill Callahan’s Cornhuskers. It seemed as though Allan was destined for greatness in Manhattan. uUntil more turmoil was sent his way.After the Wildcats finished 5-6, Snyder retired following the ’05 campaign, leaving Allan in a quandary once again. Ultimately, he decided to leave Manhattan and continue his career elsewhere.Elsewhere soon became Madison.“I was [in Manhattan] for about two years,” Evridge said. “I found my wife there (Allan married Stacey Spiegelberg on Jan. 12), which is awesome, so I wouldn’t change that for anything. I had a great experience, a great bunch of guys, but then Coach Snyder retired and the rest is history. Now I’m here.”“It was a real shotgun process; it was really, really fast,” Allan continued. “I waited for a while; I tried to make things work [at Kansas State]. I didn’t really want to go, but so many [other players] had to get out of there with the new coaching staff coming in. I had about a week. I heard back from a lot of schools (including Oregon State, TCU, New Mexico and Virginia, according to his father) very quickly, Wisconsin being one of them, and I kind of knew Coach Bielema a little bit. He was the recruiting coordinator [at Kansas State] when I was coming in. So I came up here for a quick visit and it just felt right.”If only it were that simple.Because of NCAA regulations, Allan was forced to sit out the 2006 season after transferring to Wisconsin. The following spring, he found himself in a battle with senior Tyler Donovan for the Badgers’ starting quarterback position. According to head coach Bret Bielema, Allan won the starting spot that spring, but a nagging hamstring injury sidelined him. Donovan eventually earned the starting spot by default and started in all 13 of Wisconsin’s games last season, leaving Allan with a headset on the sideline.“That’s kind of been my whole life,” Allan said. “You’ve just got to adjust a little bit as things change. One thing I’ve learned growing up a military kid is that it’s not what happens, it’s how you respond. You’ve got to make the best out of these situations. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so at the end of the day, I just tried to help Tyler out and it definitely helps you grow character-wise, sitting back watching him work hard as a senior who worked hard and hung in there, so you can take all those lessons out of it.”Watching Donovan last season, Allan said, has only given him more of a chance to succeed as the Badgers’ signal caller this year.“The biggest thing I learned from Tyler was playing tough,” Allan said. “He’s a hard-nosed kid, and he kept getting knocked down but kept getting up.”Now, it’s finally his turn. Allan has just’s got one short season to lead this Wisconsin football team. But he’s gothe has his head on straight. He realizes that this might be his final season in pads after being under center for longer than he can remember.“Football is a wonderful thing, and it would be a tremendous opportunity to move on,” he said. “But realistically, I knew coming in that the chances and the statistics aren’t there for everybody, so that’s why I have my academics and really push that, and those are extremely important parts of my college career. We’re student athletes, and I definitely didn’t leave out the student part.”last_img read more

Tyus Battle ‘getting more comfortable’ after 2 exhibition games at point guard

first_imgLast season, when a Syracuse point guard dribbled toward the right wing for a handoff, Tyus Battle usually took the ball to attack left. But late in the first half Wednesday night in Syracuse’s 89-52 exhibition win over Le Moyne, Battle did the dribbling and handing off to Elijah Hughes, who pulled up to knock down a 3. Battle, after two exhibition games against Division II opponents as Syracuse’s point guard due to injury, is settling into his temporary role. He finished with five assists and no turnovers against Le Moyne.“I was low on turnovers, tried to find the open guy, tried to make the right play,” Battle said. “So I’m getting more comfortable with it as time goes on.”Battle, a 6-foot-6 junior, exemplifies the modern shooting guard. His size gives him the length he needs to blow by defenders with a quick, long first step. He operated most of last season, during which he averaged a team-leading 19.2 points per game, from the wings, where he could work off high screens to showcase the one-on-one ability that made him a near-NBA Draft pick.The former five-star recruit decided to come back to No. 16 Syracuse for his junior season. But he didn’t anticipate moving down from shooting guard to the point.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA series of injuries set him up as the Orange’s point guard, at least for now, with returning starter Frank Howard, freshman Jalen Carey and sophomore Howard Washington all sidelined with injuries in varying degrees. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said Wednesday night that he’s “not a doctor,” and doesn’t know exactly when his point guards will return to game action. SU’s regular season starts Tuesday, Nov. 6.“We’ll see how the health of our point guards is over the next few days, but at least now we’ve had two games where we’ve played with Tyus handling the ball,” Boeheim said. “That’s good for us.”Because Syracuse’s offense a season ago centered on three players — Battle, Howard and forward Oshae Brissett — Battle did a lot of ball handling himself. But then, Battle knew Boeheim wanted him to score. He’d receive a down screen and attack the basket. In SU’s two exhibitions, though, Battle’s movement has been more side-to-side, drive and kick to Hughes, Buddy Boeheim or Brissett on a wing. After Wednesday’s win, Battle spoke about the importance of the point guard recognizing the hot hand, and Hughes’ 21, Brissett’s 14 and Buddy’s 13 were due in large part to Battle’s facilitation.“This year, other guys score the ball and any player can get going on any given night,” Battle said. “And when they get going, we want to give them the ball.”Position change is not foreign to Battle over his Syracuse career. A year ago, he bumped down to forward when Syracuse played its three-guard lineup, usually due to foul trouble with its bigs. That put Battle at the bottom of the zone on occasion and in somewhat awkward spots offensively, because he wasn’t where he’s used to being: up top, near or at the wings. Entering 2018, before SU’s point guard injuries, this much was clear: He thrives as a true shooting guard.Yet Battle’s progression in reading the floor from the point is encouraging, he said Wednesday. He said he’s seeing plays develop and is hitting players with passes he may not have made a year ago. He also said he’s more confident in his ball handling, which was suspect during his first two seasons at SU. His ball-handling development could make him more of a threat when he returns to his usual role.“He’s a pretty good ball handler,” Boeheim said. “It’s hard to make that switch, he’s always been a scoring guard. I think he’s done a good job of it but he’s still more of a scoring guard. I think the thing he did tonight, what he’s gotta do is get to the basket, that’s what he does best.”When Battle checked out with 8:36 to go on Wednesday, he sat down with Howard and Carey to his left on the SU bench. They laughed on and off for the rest of the game. Battle said that at that point, the guards weren’t talking about playing point, just “playing around.”But come next Tuesday, for Syracuse’s regular-season opener, one of those three will have to run the show. Published on October 31, 2018 at 10:36 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more