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CPRA: Louisiana’s Working Coast Map Available Online

first_imgThe Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released an interactive Story Map tool to communicate the national significance of Louisiana’s Working Coast.According to CPRA, this visually focused Story Map tells the compelling story using narratives, photos and maps, and conveys diverse and poignant details that surround Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the necessity to create a more resilient coast through the State’s Coastal Master Plan.“We are excited about this innovative tool and encourage you to share it with others, to further spread awareness of Louisiana’s coastal story and the innovative work occurring in our state,” said CPRA in the release.Within the story, a variety of statistics and photos showcase Louisiana’s Working Coast and its criticality to the state and the nation. Historical references guide the reader through the progression of land loss and efforts to protect and restore Louisiana’s coast and demonstrate the need to protect and restore the $330B -$1.3T natural capital and ecosystem assets of the Mississippi River delta.Half of the state’s population, about 2.5 million people, live and work in Coastal Louisiana to facilitate the movement of $120B of goods and services to the rest of the U.S. Home to five of the largest ports in the nation, Louisiana exports $36.2 billion internationally.Altogether, the narrative reveals the significance of Louisiana’s coast and the necessity to create resilience in and around it, to protect resources that feed and fuel the nation.last_img read more

Magseis Fairfield Wins Mexico OBN Survey

first_imgMagseis Fairfield has secured a deepwater ocean bottom node (OBN) project with an undisclosed client in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico.This is the first deepwater OBN survey in Mexico following the 2013 Energy Reform, with work scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2020.The survey will be carried out in water depths of 2,000 to 2,600 metres, and should take approximately 60 days.The award adds further to the backlog for Magseis Fairfield’s ZXPLR crew, led by the REM Saltire node handling vessel.The new award increases the crew’s backlog into the fourth quarter 2020, following the two deep water OBN projects announced in December 2019.“The work is for a repeat customer who completed a survey in the US Gulf of Mexico earlier in 2020, and we very much look forward to working for them in Mexico later his year,” said Carel Hooijkaas, Magseis Fairfield CEO.last_img read more

Adam Silver says no NBA decisions likely until May

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he thinks it will be at least May before any decision can be made about resumption of the 2019-20 season that was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he believes it will be at least May before the league can make any decision on resuming the 2019-20 season halted by the coronavirus pandemic“Essentially, what I’ve told my folks over the last week is that we just should just accept that, at least for the month of April, we won’t be in a position to make any decisions,” Silver said in an interview that was live streamed on the NBA’s Twitter account. “And I don’t think that necessarily means on May 1 we will be,” he added. The NBA was the first major US pro sports league to halt games, shutting down the season on the night of March 11 after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for the virus. Read Also: COVID-19 not an opportunity for athletes to dope: WADA president The NBA regular season was set to end on April 15, with the playoffs due to start on April 18 heading toward the June NBA Finals. With continuing uncertainty over how the virus will continue to spread and when it might be contained Silver said no decision had been made as to whether to try to complete the regular season or possibly go straight to the playoffs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Advertisementlast_img read more

North Vernon Man Charged With Burglary

first_imgJEFFERSON COUNTY, Ind. – A North Vernon man was arrested after allegedly burglarizing a home in Jefferson County Sunday.State troopers responded to a burglary complaint on CR 700W in Dupont where they determined jewelry and firearms were taken from the home.Investigators say they later determined Michael Vance, 26, of North Vernon as a suspect.Troopers went to a home in the 700 block of Buckeye Street in North Vernon on Monday morning. A search of a vehicle at the property led police to locating some items that were allegedly stolen.The investigation further led police to a pawn shop in Louisville, Kentucky where other items were located.Vance was arrested and transported to Jefferson County Jail on suspicion of Burglary of a dwelling, a Level 3 Felony.Investigators say Vance will also face felony charges in Jennings County for possession of stolen property and possession of a syringe.last_img read more

Latest Bruce Willis project set to begin filming in Cincinnati

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — The latest Bruce Willis project will begin filming in the Cincinnati area on August 7. “Reprisal” is a story about a bank manager that battles PTSD and taking care of his daughter after being robbed. When the police investigation stalls, Willis launches his own effort to find the criminals.The film is directed by Brian A. Miller, his past filsm include “Vice”, “The Price” and “Officer Down.” Stephen J. Eads, Randall Emmett and George Furla are listed as producers.last_img read more

Hanover Honoree

first_imgBatesville High School grad, Wes McKinney, was honored as the male Athlete of the Year for Hanover College.  While at Batesville, McKinney was an all-conference player for Coach Aaron Garrett and he continued his successes as a forward for Hanover.Here are some of McKinney’s honors while at Hanover.  He was HCAC Freshman of the Year, as a junior he was the team’s Player of the Year and a 4th-Team All-American.  He finished 6th in school history with 1,664 career points and he set the Panthers career record with 243 3-pointers.McKinney finished his career by becoming the first player in program history to be named a 2-time Academic All-American.  As a senior, he was a finalist for the Josten’s Trophy–an award given to the top well-rounded men’s basketball student-athlete in the country.Congratulations, Wes!Thanks to Elton & Sherry Linville for sharing the Hanover College Alumni News!last_img read more

Mashl readies for Clash at the Creek with another win

first_imgBy Greg AregoniFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 21) – Sometimes racing is like baseball with timely hitting. Or as they say, “Getting hot at the right time.” If that is a true statement then IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver Mike Mashl is golden for this week’s Clash at the Creek. Mashl has won the last two features that he has participated in at 141 Speedway. Adam Reed gave Mike Mashl everything he could on the opening lap. Unfortunately for the rest of the field, that would be the last battle for Mashl on his way to his second consecutive win. Mashl led through a variety of cautions throughout the first half of the race.Troy Jerovetz mounted a charge before the final caution came out with R.M. Van Pay in tow. Mashl stayed in front of everyone as it looked like a finishing order in the top three from Luxem­burg Speedway from the 1990’s. Mashl took the win in front of Van Pay. Brian Mullen charged to a third place run. Brad Lautenbach wound up fourth and James Tebon flew from 16th starting spot to finish in the top five. Mashl has now led 62 consecutive laps as he scored another clean sweep event.A three-wide battle helped settle the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car outcome with four laps remaining.Luke Lemmens and Rod Snellenberger passed Rick Mahlberg at the line. Lemmens led one lap with Snellenberger snatching it away with three laps remaining. A couple cautions kept the field close to the point leader. Snellenberger pulled away from Lemmens for his third win of the season.J.J. Tuyls set up shop in front of the field early in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main. A scary pile-up took place on lap three when Bill Edler spun and involved Kevin Bethke, Cody Schroeder, Andy Kleczka and Troy DeGrave. The incident took out some of the top contenders. Tuyls led out of the caution with Greg Potts in hot pursuit. Potts made his move on lap seven and never looked back. Brandon Long started the show in 13th and worked forward but ran out of laps. Long was able to reach inside of Potts on the final corner but would lose by half a car length. Potts picked up his first win of the season. Long was able to become co-point leader with his run­ner-up finish. Brandon Schmitt finished third in his first run of the season at the speedway. Brian Bruechert finished fourth with Tuyls solidly finishing fifth.last_img read more

$250 Sunoco bonus moves to Shelby County Speedway this Saturday night

first_imgAs part of a regular points night of racing, the August 15 IMCA Late Model winner pockets an extra $250 courtesy of Sunoco Race Fuels. 2020 winners have been Jeff Aikey at Independence Motor Speedway, Matt Ryan at 34 Raceway, Joel Callahan at Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway, Eric Pollard at 300 Raceway, Justin Kay at Davenport Speedway and Dalton Simonsen at Marshalltown Speedway. Ben Sukup, Cory Dumpert and Jim Johnson claimed the bonus money with wins at US 30 Speedway, Boone County Raceway and Off Road Speedway respectively, and the most recent winner was Dustin Griffin at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. IMCA will announce mid-week before the dates bonuses are to be awarded at each track. VINTON, Iowa – The payday gets even better this week for the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature winner at Shelby County Speedway. Sunoco bonuses are being presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned weekly tracks this year. Drivers are eligible for only one bonus during the 2020 racing season. If the feature winner is a previous Sunoco winner, the bonus moves to the next eligible position.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgSix days after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark negotiated to expand the playoffs from 10 teams to 16, widen use of the designated hitter to National League games and introduce an experiment to start extra innings with a runner on second base, the deal was rejected by the union. MLB asked the union to respond by 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday as to whether players can report to training by July 1 and whether the players’ association will agree on the operating manual of health and safety protocols. The schedule would be the shortest since the National League’s third season.Given the need for three days of virus testing and 21 days of workouts, opening day would likely be during the final week of July. MLB already has started to investigate charter flights that could bring players back from Latin America, another person told the AP, also on condition of anonymity because no announcements were made.MLB-CHICAGO-CROCHETWhite Sox announce deal with 1st-round draft pick Crochet NHL-THORBURN RETIRESVeteran NHL forward Chris Thorburn announces retirementUNDATED (AP) — Veteran forward Chris Thorburn has announced his retirement after playing more than 800 NHL games since 2005. Thorburn spent his last time on the ice celebrating the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup last season. Despite playing just one game for the Blues in 2018-19, he was the fourth player handed the Cup. Thorburn played 801 regular-season games for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets and Blues. He skated in four playoff games with Winnipeg in 2015. The 37-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, finishes his NHL career with 53 goals, 81 assists and 968 penalty minutes.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS2 virus cases following Djokovic’s charity event KOBE BRYANT-HIGH SCHOOLKobe Bryant high school footage to be auctioned on July 23LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s time in high school will be showcased when about 22 hours of footage of the late basketball star playing games and giving interviews will be sold on July 23 by the auction house Profiles in History. The footage is from the media library of Stu Ross, who produced “High School Sports Show,” a syndicated weekly television series seen in 35 cities. About 60% of the Bryant footage is of games involving the Lower Merion Aces from the Philadelphia suburbs. Ross’ library includes 130 hours and more than 700 athletes, including LeBron James, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Ryan Braun, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal.WNBA-MYSTIC PLAYERS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-CONTRACTPlayer’s association rejects MLB scheduleNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to unilaterally issue a 60-game schedule for its shortest season since 1878 after the players’ association rejected a negotiated deal of the same length, putting the sport on track for a combative and possibly unhappy return to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Two tennis players have now tested positive for the coronavirus after participating in Novak Djokovic’s charity tennis exhibition in Croatia. Borna Coric, ranked 33rd in the world, tweeted that he feels well and has no symptoms, but is urging anyone who has had close contact with him to be tested for COVID-19. Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov also has said that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Djokovic will now be tested as well. His media team says he has no symptoms but “he needs to do the test and then we will see what’s going on.”Elsewhere in sports news affected by COVID-19:— Ravens coach John Harbaugh is confident his team’s training camp will begin as scheduled next month despite the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on a video conference on Monday, Harbaugh said he expected the NFL would have a plan in place that would enable teams to start practicing in late July. Harbaugh said they’ll just have to be very adaptable, and flexible and smart about what they’re going to do and that testing was the main thing. The Ravens have replaced 13 scheduled on-field practice sessions with virtual classes so far this offseason. CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Crochet to a minor league contract that includes a signing bonus worth $4,547,500. Crochet went No. 11 overall in the June 10 amateur draft. The 20-year-old left-hander made one start before his junior season at Tennessee was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, striking out six in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The 6-foot-6 Crochet is known for his blazing fastball. He went 5-3 with a 4.02 ERA in 18 appearances with the Volunteers during his sophomore season, averaging 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.In other MLB draft news:— The Chicago Cubs have signed first-round draft pick Ed Howard to a minor league contract that includes a $3,745,500 bonus. The 18-year-old shortstop was a prep star at Mount Carmel High School on Chicago’s South Side. He also started for the 2014 Jackie Robinson West Little League team that advanced to the finals of the Little League World Series. Howard had committed to the University of Oklahoma. He received a signing bonus equal to his assigned slot value. UNDATED (AP) — Cade Cunningham, one of the nation’s top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham won the Naismith High School Trophy given to the nation’s best player. The 6-foot-7 point guard was a key piece of Oklahoma State’s highly ranked recruiting class. Many wondered what the one-and-done prospect would do. Cunningham announced in a video he posted to social media that he would stay.Earlier this month, an NCAA infractions committee panel handed down numerous penalties related to findings that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes intended to help steer athletes to certain financial advisers. Oklahoma State is appealing. Mystics’ Natasha Cloud, LaToya Sanders to skip WNBA seasonWASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders are opting out of participating in the 2020 WNBA season for the league’s reigning champions. Cloud says she wants to “fight on the front lines for social reform.” Sanders says taking the season off “is what’s best for my health and family.” Their announcements follow those of other WNBA players who have said they won’t be a part of plans for a 22-game schedule that would begin in late July. Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones is going to sit out because of concerns about COVID-19. Atlanta’s Renee Montgomery is missing the season to focus on social justice issues. What awaits the Raptors is a different setup than what will be the case for the other 21 NBA teams that will be participating in the restart at Disney. Other teams will be working out at their home facilities, but as the NBA’s lone team from outside the U.S., the Raptors would have had some logistical difficulties in having players gather in Toronto to prepare for the trip to Disney.Elsewhere in the NBA:— The Dallas Mavericks will be without veteran guard Courtney Lee when organized workouts resume. The Mavericks say Lee injured his left calf during the NBA hiatus and won’t be available when workouts are scheduled to start up again July 1. Lee had become a part-time starter after Jalen Brunson injured his right shoulder. After playing in only 10 of the first 50 games for the Mavericks this season, Lee appeared in 14 of their last 17. That included March 11 against Denver in the final NBA game completed before the season was put on hold because of the coronavirus.— Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans will skip the Florida-based resumption of the NBA season. He is the first known example of a healthy, eligible player sitting out. Bertans can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is expected to command a big contract as one of the league’s top 3-point shooters. The Wizards are allowed to sign a replacement player for Bertans as early as Tuesday.— The Detroit Pistons introduced Troy Weaver as their new general manager. The former Oklahoma City Thunder executive joins a Detroit team that was interested in him previously — and he takes over a GM spot that was vacant for a couple years. Pistons owner Tom Gores said the team tried to talk to Weaver a couple years ago, but the Thunder weren’t ready to let him go. Detroit has not had an official GM since shaking up its front office in 2018. Ed Stefanski, a senior advisor to Gores, has been running the front office. Gores says Weaver will work with Stefanski and coach Dwane Casey.center_img Update on the latest sports June 22, 2020 Associated Press NASCAR-TALLADEGA-NOOSEBlaney wins, race starts with show of solidarityTALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) —Ricky Stenhouse Jr. edged Ryan Blaney to win the second stage of a rain-delayed race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The day began with a show of support for driver Bubba Wallace. Fellow drivers lined up and pushed his car to the front of pit road in a show of solidarity. The entire 40-driver field and all their crew members followed. After the car came to a stop, Wallace climbed out, sat on the window ledge and sobbed. Richard Petty, his Hall of Fame team owner, gently placed a hand on Wallace’s shoulder. The move came one day after a crew member found a noose in his garage stall. Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in the top NASCAR series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its facilities. The move came one day after a crew member found a noose in his garage stall. Wallace is the only fulltime Black driver in the top NASCAR series. Two weeks ago, he successfully pushed NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at its facilities. The FBI is investigating the discovery of a noose found in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall of Bubba Wallace. President Steve Phelps says security has been stepped up for Wallace since the noose was found on Sunday. NBA-RAPTERS ARRIVE IN FLORIDARaptors to bring preps for restart of NBA seasonMIAMI (AP) — The Toronto Raptors arrived in southwest Florida on Monday, set to begin their preparations for next month’s restart of the NBA season. If the Raptors return to the NBA Finals, they could be in Florida for nearly four full months. The reigning NBA champions will start training for the season restart later this week at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, making that school their home base until they head north to the Disney complex near Orlando, Florida, around July 7. — When Brooks Koepka goes for a historic three-peat in the PGA Championship, there won’t be anyone at Harding Park to cheer him on. The PGA of America confirms the first major of this unusual year won’t have spectators. The PGA Championship is scheduled for Aug. 6-9 in San Francisco. It’s the first major of a golf calendar reconfigured because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Open is scheduled for September and the Masters is in November. The British Open was canceled. No one has ever won the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play.— Jonquel Jones, the star center for the Connecticut Sun, has decided not to play in the WNBA this season because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Jones led the Sun to the WNBA Finals last year, averaging almost 18 points and more than 10 rebounds in the postseason. She becomes the first WNBA player to cite the virus in opting out of the upcoming season. Renee Montgomery, the former UConn guard now with the Atlanta Dream, had previously announced she will skip the season to focus on social justice issues. — Atlanta United president Darren Eales says the team remains on pace to begin full team training on Tuesday, assuming there are no more positive tests for COVID-19. Eales says the two players who have tested positive are in isolation but are expected to be with the team for the MLS Is Back Tournament in July at Walt Disney World. He says the tests of asymptomatic players are evidence the protocols set up by MLS “are working.” The players who tested positive last week have not been identified.— Iowa’s athletic department says nine athletes, coaches or staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. That accounts for nearly one-quarter of the 40 tests conducted in that time frame. Since the beginning of the return-to-campus protocol May 29, there have been 12 positives among 386 tests.— Wisconsin officials say that two Badgers’ athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-isolating. Those positive results came from the 117 athletes who participated in the school’s initial campus screening. — Two Rutgers football players have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Coach Greg Schiano discussed the test results Monday during a conference call. It was his first media availability since the team was allowed to return to campus last week for voluntary workouts.— Atlanta United president Darren Eales says the team remains on pace to begin full team training on Tuesday, assuming there are no more positive tests for COVID-19. Eales said Monday the two players who have tested positive are in isolation but are expected to be with the team for the MLS Is Back Tournament in July at Walt Disney World.— The National Hockey League has begun winnowing its possible locations to resume the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Blue Jackets were informed Monday that Columbus will not be one of the NHL’s hub cities. Columbus was one of 10 finalists, including seven in the U.S.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-CUNNINGHAMOklahoma State’s Cunningham staying despite postseason banlast_img read more

Sterling, Parris Win FWA Awards

first_imgManchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Nikita Parris have won the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year awards.Sterling, 24, took the writers’ men’s award with 62% of the vote after he was named Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year.Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk – PFA Player of the Year – was second. Parris, 25, edged Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema by 11 to 10 in the second stage of voting for the women’s award.Netherlands striker Miedema was named PFA Player of the Year alongside Van Dijk on Sunday.Parris has helped City to the Women’s FA Cup final and featured in England’s successful She Believes Cup campaign.More than 400 FWA members voted in their award, with Sterling finishing more than 100 votes clear of Van Dijk,Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva and David Silva all earned votes.Sterling becomes the first City player to win the award since 1969, when Tony Book shared the honour with Derby’s Dave Mackay.As well as his 29 goals for club and country, the England forward was also praised for his public stance against racism, which has already won him other awards.“Raheem Sterling is an exemplar of the talent and values our founding fathers sought to reward when they established the FWA in 1947,” said FWA chair Carrie Brown.“To have been voted the 2019 Footballer of the Year by our members, and with such an overwhelming majority, clearly acknowledges the contribution from a player over one season but it also recognises the huge impact of Raheem’s courage to challenge preconceptions and fight racism, which will leave a legacy not just for future generations in football but society as a whole.Van Dijk won the BBC Sport website’s player of the year, taking 56% of votes, with Sterling in second place on 26%.The women’s vote saw Parris and Miedema clear after stage one of voting before the City striker narrowly took stage two, with England and Manchester City captain Steph Houghton finishing third.Parris, who joined City from Everton in 2015, was named in the PFA Women’s Super League Team of the Year on Sunday.Her 19 league goals and seven assists this season helped City to second in the Women’s Super League, behind champions Arsenal.The FWA praised the Liverpool-born forward for her role in helping City to victory in the Continental Tyres Cup and in reaching Saturday’s FA Cup final against West Ham.Parris was also praised for helping to set up qualifications in conjunction with Liverpool College.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more