USACE Allocates $274.3 Million to Complete Port of Mobile Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has allocated $274,300,000 for the Port of Mobile in its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) Work Plan, officially providing the resources to dredge Alabama’s premier port, according to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby.The funding – which accounts for the full federal share of the project cost – will initiate and complete construction of the deepening and widening of the navigation channel.Following the required preliminary steps, construction is expected to begin toward the end of the year.“Today marks a historic moment and victory for Mobile and the entire state of Alabama,” said Senator Shelby. “The completion of deepening and widening of the Port of Mobile is expected to stem immeasurable economic growth and will position Alabama and the Gulf Coast region for success for generations to come.”The construction will include the expansion of the Port of Mobile from its current dimensions – 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide – by deepening the existing Bar, Bay, and River Channels by five feet to a project depth of 50 feet.This will include additional depths for wave allowances, advanced maintenance, and allowable overdepth for dredging.  Following construction, the total depths of the Bar, Bay, and River Channels will be 56, 54, and 54 feet respectively.  The project also includes widening the Bay Channel by 100 feet for three nautical miles.last_img read more

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Area Girls Basketball Sectional Scores (2-3)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Sectional Scores.Friday  (2-3)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del.Oldenburg  57     Hauser  32Jac-Cen-Del  55     SW Shelby  30Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Austin.Austin  54     North Decatur  48South Ripley  60     SW Hanover  28Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Rushville.Rushville  54     Greensburg  48Lawrenceburg  57     Batesville  49Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus North.Columbus East  55     Bloomington North  28Columbus North  56     East Central  32last_img

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Purdue officials evict gun club from campus

first_imgPhoto: FacebookWest Lafayette, In. — A 120-year-old tradition at Purdue University has been abruptly closed by school officials. The Purdue Rifle and Pistol Club has been evicted from the campus armory following a claim of lead poisoning by administrators.On the group’s Facebook page the post was made:“While they claim it is about lead contamination, we have heard opposing stories from Purdue facilities, REM, and others that points to the Club and teams being an unproven symptom where our expulsion won’t fix the problem,” the post said. Group leaders have made a plea to university president Mitch Daniels that included a legacy of competition and success over more than a century. The letter also expressed concern over the removal of banners and signage around the facility.last_img read more

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Bartholomew County educator placed on administrative leave following gun incident

first_imgColumbus, In. — A Bartholomew County educator is on administrative leave after leaving a shotgun in a truck after a hunting trip.Two students saw the gun and notified school officials at Columbus East High School who called authorities. The staff member was escorted off the property and placed administrative leave pending an investigation.The staff member told police he had been coyote hunting the day before and left the shotgun in his vehicle.last_img

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Messer announces Lawrenceburg job fair

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Republican Congressman from the 6th District in Indiana, Luke Messer invites residents to a job fair Thursday, August 9 at Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Organizers have reserved 30-minutes from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for Veterans only.A variety of local employers will be on hand to talk about employment opportunities.No pre-registration is required.last_img

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Lautaro agrees 5-year Barcelona deal

first_img Promoted Content10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez, has agreed personal terms with Barcelona. Loading… Sport says Barca have settled on a five-year contract with the Argentina international. It’s claimed Barca coach Quique Setien sees Lautaro as a partner for Luis Suarez next season rather than the Uruguayan’s replacement.Advertisementcenter_img With personal terms settled, Inter now must either better the offer or enter negotiations for Lautaro’s sale. read also:Moratti: ‘Messi or Dybala for Lautaro’ The striker’s deal carries a €111m buyout clause and Barca are confident of reaching an agreement over his signing – particularly with the player now ready to demand a transfer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Long trip to Arlington pays off for Sprint winner Smith

first_imgTrevor Smith won for the first time in his IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car career Saturday night at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (July 22) – Trevor Smith made the 2-1/2 hour trek to Arlington Raceway pay off, leading all 15 laps of Saturday’s 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint car feature for his ca­reer-first win in the division.It was a proud moment for his father Jim, who was track champion in 1988 at Arlington, where he motored his no. 33s sprint car around the ½-mile and picked up his own first feature win 29 years ago.Brian Loscheider picked up an extra bounty of $50 by ending Cory Probst’s streak of 10 Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stock wins in as many events.Dave Moriarty ran three-wide with Brad Lange and Matt Speckman before taking the B & B Rac­ing Chassis IMCA Stock Car win by a margin measured in inches. Jeff Lloyd topped the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod main.Tyler Limoges led every lap of the Minnesota 93 IMCA Modified feature while Ryan Bryant was the third and final Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact leader.last_img read more

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Decatur County Commissioners make amendment to travel ordinance

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Decatur County Commissioners made amendments to the emergency ordinance issued on March 31 that restricts travel and business conducted in Decatur County.  In the new ordinance, liquor stores can remain open under the restriction that business is conducted between 5 am and 10 pm each day and also allows for State workers to be included in the essential business allowance, and a few other small changes.  The ordinance still restricts any restaurant to be open for any service as of yesterday, as well as now has wording to allow for an extension of the time period as needed by the County Commissioners.Click here to read the entire amended ordinance.last_img

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Knight calls for rule change after England’s elimination

first_imgHEATHER Knight hopes a change in the rules will prevent other teams enduring a “horrible” tournament exit after England were eliminated from the T20 World Cup without a ball being bowled in their rained-off semi-final against India.With no reserve day scheduled, India progressed to Sunday’s final by virtue of a better record in the group stages, having topped Group A.“I don’t want any other team to go out in this fashion,” said England captain Knight, whose side were runners-up in Group B.“It is what was signed up to, to not have reserve days, but hopefully that will change.“We’ve been bridesmaids before but to lose out to rain is a new feeling.”Each cricket board signed up to playing conditions that stated there was no reserve day for the knockout stages.There is a reserve day for the final in Melbourne.“As players, we don’t know anything about the reserve days – it’s up to the boards and those, way above our pay grade, to sort those out,” Knight said.“There’s frustration and we’re disappointed but we have to move on quickly.”England were left to rue their narrow opening defeat by South Africa, which meant they could not top the group.India went through the group stages unbeaten, while South Africa won three matches before their final game against West Indies was rained off.“We didn’t top our group, which was in our hands,” Knight, 29, said.“It’s a horrible way to exit a tournament. It’s going to be a bitter pill to swallow for a few of us for a while.”England have not won the tournament since the inaugural edition in 2009, although they have reached the final three times since then.They came back well from their opening loss and appeared to be growing in confidence as the tournament progressed.Natalie Sciver finished as England’s leading run-scorer with 202 – and currently leads the table – with Knight, who scored her maiden T20 century against Thailand, second on 198 runs.Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone has also impressed, moving to the top of the T20 bowling rankings after taking eight wickets at an average of 6.12.Knight also praised Lisa Keightley, who was overseeing the tournament as England head coach for the first time.“Lisa’s very relaxed in how she goes about things, and that’s the style I’ve quite enjoyed working with,” Knight added.“I feel we’ve built a good relationship.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Sports Reform Committee Report for Presentation Thursday

first_imgThe Sports Reform Committee set up by the Minister of Youth & Sports, Solomon Dalung, will present its report tomorrow at the National Stadium, Abuja.The event scheduled for 12.30 pm is expected to attract many stakeholders who have eagerly awaited the report which hold a lot of promise going by the elaborate debates and open house presentations from well placed resource persons.The Committee inaugurated April 8 was expected to turn-in its report July 14 but asked for a ‘reasonable extension’ to complete the project. “It has been a lot of hard work and personal sacrifice on the part of the Committee members,” Chairman of the 12-member committee, Godwin Kienka, said, adding, “We hope Nigerians will find it worth the wait.”Members of the Committee include; Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, Segun Odegbami, Mary Onyali, Sam Ahmedu, Florence Adeyanju and Laminu Waziri.Others are Yusuf Datti, Demola Are, Despan Kwardem, Kayode Thomas and Ayo Olubato.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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