Truckee River Contract for Atkins

first_imgAtkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has won a $3.2 million contract for the Truckee River Flood Management Project in Nevada.Under the agreement, the company will provide engineering and economic analysis services for the project, which mark the first phase of this scheme and is considered the most critical phase.With the overall Truckee River project estimated at more than $400 million, Atkins has an initial part in the largest locally-sponsored public works project to date in northern Nevada.“We have to proactively address the future flood impacts to our community, and we need help from seasoned experts to do it,” said Jay Aldean, Executive Director, Truckee River Flood Management Authority (TRFMA). “Atkins offers us their knowledge of modeling, flood control channel operations, geotechnical analysis and design, and a proven track record of success in Washoe County and the surrounding area.”Atkins’ initial design focus on river terracing, levees and floodwalls for Vista Narrows will help minimize the levee and floodwall heights needed for other portions of the project.[mappress mapid=”24910″]last_img read more

Mouse River Flood Protection Project Moves Ahead

first_imgImage source: Mouse River PlanA ton of work – around 23,000 tons – is being done on the MI-1 4th Avenue phase of the Mouse River flood protection project in City of Minot, ND, in the form of rip rap, according to the latest project update. Rip rap is the big rocks that are being placed along the banks of the Mouse River to prevent it from eroding, to keep it stable during high and low waters.The contractor – Park Construction – has reached about 65%-70% completion on the total placement of the rip rap. Once winter settles in, they will finish the job next year.The placement of the rock is being done primarily by a long reach excavator.The Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project began in 2011 and will reduce the risk of future flooding throughout the entire Mouse River Basin.In the seven years since its inception, the project has created a Preliminary Engineering Report, a number of associated alternatives studies, project scaling, implementation plans, funding planning and acquisition, and progressed several phases through design and into construction.Image source: Mouse River Planlast_img read more

Wildcats Harriers Dominate Tri-Meet Against Twisters And Cardinals

first_imgSophomore, Drew Grant, dominated the Oldenburg meet and took over first place shortly after the first mile. Junior, Tanner Lainhart, gained the 4th place spot, as he kept pushing forward throughout the race. Freshman, Ben Maze had a great performance, taking the 5th place spot. Junior, Kyle Seibert, continues to show strong performances, claiming the 6h place spot. Freshman, Adam Grant, took the final scoring spot, with his 9th place finish. The Wildcats pushed through the hot temperatures and a rugged, hilly course for this win at Oldenburg.The Wildcat Girls Cross Country team persevered through the heat and rugged course to give a strong performance at the Oldenburg/Seton Catholic cross country meet. In the first mile of the race, Junior, Katelyn Meyer was dominating the race. However, she twisted her ankle and could not finish the race. At that point, Junior, Kairee Hodapp, picked up her pace and was the 1st place runner. She ended the race in 2nd place. Junior, Helena Goutsis finished in 3rd place, and looked comfortable throughout the entire race. Junior, Taylor Stewart took the 4th place spot. Josie Selm and Katherine Apsley finished in 6th and 7th place. It was a great meet for the girls despite the heat and difficult terrain.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg tests positive for COVID

first_imgPalm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg has tested positive for the coronavirus.Aronberg sent an email to his office urging everyone to “take this pandemic seriously, as it continues to spread like wildfire.” Aronberg then added that he himself, has tested positive for the virus.He then went on to say that he is one of the lucky ones because he has minor symptoms which allows him to continue his work from home while in quarantine.While Aronberg says he tried to remain healthy by washing his hands and following social distancing practices,  his job often requires him to be in public and he lives in a building with shared elevators.The State Attorney’s office  says they are now in the process of notifying anyone who may have been in contact with Aronberg and following other coronavirus related sanitizing measures.“My diagnosis has made me more motivated than ever to continue imploring people to wear a mask, as it is about protecting others,” Aronberg said.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgBut six drivers did not join Hamilton and 13 others in taking the knee. One of the six, Charles Leclerc, later tweeted that behavior in everyday life matters more than “formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries.” He said his failure to take a knee doesn’t mean he’s “less committed than others in the fight against racism.”Hamilton has spoken widely about racism in recent weeks following the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd in May. — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez says two players out of 60 tested turned up positive for the novel coronavirus. Martinez says the two players took their tests Wednesday before reporting to Nationals Park and that some are still awaiting their results. Reliever Sean Doolittle minutes earlier lamented not having his COVID-19 test results back from Friday and implored baseball to “clean this up.”— The Chicago White Sox say two players have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. The team said Sunday that the two unidentified players are asymptomatic, and contact tracing for both was conducted. They are being monitored by team medical staff and will receive follow-up testing in the coming days. They will be allowed to return to baseball activities after they test negative twice and pass other appropriate COVID-19 protocols.— The Oakland Athletics’ first full-squad workout was pushed back from Sunday following the July 4 holiday given the club hadn’t received results from position player intake testing done Friday, according to general manager David Forst. Manager Bob Melvin is eager to get everybody on the field together at the Coliseum while understanding he must be flexible during this fluid time. — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich acknowledges he benefited from fortunate timing in his contract negotiations. The Brewers held a March 6 news conference to announce that the 2018 NL MVP had agreed to a nine-year, $215 million contract. Spring training was halted less than a week later because of the coronavirus pandemic. Yelich’s deal was finalized before the loss of revenue from Major League Baseball’s shortened season and labor unrest created at least some uncertainty about the game’s financial future. He says everybody is in a unique situation this season.— Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked wife Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over. Correa’s wife was Miss Texas in 2016. The pair wed in the Dominican Republic in December. Correa spoke at length after Sunday’s workout about the importance of personal responsibility among the players if they hope to get through this 60-game season. It’s scheduled to begin July 23 or July 24. The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon both went out the race.F1 DRIVERS AGAINST RACISMF1 Drivers all wear “End Racism” T-shirts, but 6 don’t kneelSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it.That message was delivered before the race when all drivers wore that T-shirt. World champion Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, had Black Lives Matter on the front and End Racism on the back. NASCAR said Price had been transported to a hospital for further evaluation.F1-AUSTRIAN GPBottas wins F1′s season-opening Austrian GP, Hamilton 4thSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix which saw Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finish fourth after getting a late time penalty.Hamilton’s penalty saw him drop from second to fourth on Sunday. That meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari and Lando Norris was third. NHL-SEASONNHL, NHLPA agree on protocols to resume seasonUNDATED (AP) — Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating a collective bargaining agreement extension. The league’s board of governors and players’ executive committee and full membership must approve it for it to happen. If ratified, the agreement will end a pandemic-forced shutdown for 31 teams across North America that began in mid-March. Games would resume in late July or early August with 24 teams taking part in expanded playoffs, finishing with the Stanley Cup being awarded in October. Stars Christian Yelich and Jose Altuve say they plan to play the 60-game season scheduled to start later this month. Reliever Sean Doolittle, who helped Washington win the World Series, plans to play but says that if he feels uncomfortable, he’ll opt out.A six-time All-Star in 15 seasons with Seattle, the player known as King Felix needed a fresh start following 2019, his worst season.The decision was made after Hernández participated in workouts Friday and Saturday at Truist Park.The Braves announced Saturday that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two more Atlanta players tested positive for COVID-19.In other virus-related baseball developments: Tanaka is in concussion protocol after a CT scan came back negative. Manager Aaron Boone says it looks like the Japanese right-hander “dodged a bullet.”In other news from baseball’s summer training: — Cleveland Indians’ Manager Terry Francona believes it’s time for the team to change their nickname. Francona says the Indians should “move forward” and consider a new name. The American League team has been called the Indians since 1915. On Friday, the team released a statement saying it was committed to determine a “best path forward with regard to our team name.” The move came hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced plans to review their contentious logo and nickname. Last year, the Indians removed the much-criticized Chief Wahoo logo from their game worn caps and jerseys.— Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his selection before the Angels’ third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. The 29-year-old Heaney will be the Angels’ fourth different opening day starter in four years. He went 4-6 last season with a 4.91 ERA and 118 strikeouts while missing time with injuries to his left elbow and shoulder.— The San Francisco Giants expect Pablo Sandoval to be in baseball shape and ready to contribute when games begin later this month. Sandoval’s larger size and round middle have ignited the internet and brought out the body critics as baseball begins again. Manager Gabe Kapler expressed empathy for the scrutiny Sandoval faces over his fluctuating weight and is confident the 2012 World Series MVP can make an impact as both an infielder, switch-hitting slugger off the bench or as designated hitter. Associated Press — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo says that relief pitchers Silvino Bracho and Junior Guerra have both tested positive for COVID-19. The Diamondbacks had previously revealed that three players on the 40-man roster had tested positive but Sunday was the first time any were identified. Lovullo said both players are doing well.MLB-TANAKA Tanaka back in ballpark, but on concussion protocolNEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees had their Sunday brightened by Masahiro Tanaka, who came to the ballpark and seemed well a day after being hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton’s line drive. They’re hoping Yankee Stadium’s lights will do the same this week. The Yankees are planning to hold intrasquad night games Monday and Tuesday in the Bronx as they prepare for the July 23 start of a 60-game regular season condensed by the coronavirus pandemic. center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-BRAVES-HERNANDEZFélix Hernandez opts out of 2020 seasonATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 34-year-old’s decision at least temporarily ends his bid to revive his career. The news comes amid growing unease in major league clubhouses with the season less than three weeks away. DETROIT (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau got the result he was looking for from transforming his body. With jaw-dropping drives and some clutch putts, DeChambeau won the Rocket Mortgage Classic by three strokes Sunday for his first victory of the season and sixth overall. DeChambeau shot a 7-under 65 at Detroit Golf Club to finish at a career-best 23-under 265. DeChambeau came into the week with six straight top-eight finishes and was the only player with top 10s in the first three events after the restart from the coronavirus. He won for the first time since the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in November 2018. Matthew Wolff was second.NASCAR-BRICKYARD 400Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin’s crash to win Brickyard NBA-BUCKSBucks shut training facilityUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have closed their practice facility following the team’s Friday round of testing for the coronavirus. Bucks officials confirmed Sunday that they had closed the facility and that they aren’t planning to reopen it before leaving for Florida on Thursday to prepare for the NBA’s resumption of the season at Walt Disney World.GOLF-ROCKET MORTGAGE CLASSICDeChambeau takes the Classic NASCAR-CREW MEMBER INJUREDBlaney crew member taken to hospital for further evaluationINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A tire changer for NASCAR driver Ryan Blaney was taken to a hospital after being injured Sunday early in the Brickyard 400. Zachary Price was pinned between Blaney’s No. 12 car and another car, the result of a six-car pileup near the entrance of pit road 16 laps into the race.Five of the drivers were checked at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s infield medical center and were released.Blaney, meanwhile, returned to the race. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Harvick took advantage of Denny Hamlin’s late crash and wound up winning his third Brickyard 400 title. The Cup points leader beat Matt Kenseth across the yard of brick by 0.743 seconds to win his fourth race of the season.Harvick won for the 53rd time to move within one of tying Lee Petty for 11th on NASCAR’s career list, and it gave Stewart-Haas Racing a sweep of the weekend following Chase Briscoe’s win Saturday in the Xfinity Series race.For the third straight race, Harvick and Hamlin were in a league of their own.Until the stunning twist as the sun was setting over the historic 2.5-mile oval, it looked is if Harvick and Hamlin would sweep the top two spots for the third consecutive race.Harvick beat Kenseth off the final restart with two laps to go and pulled away for the victory. Update on the latest sports July 5, 2020last_img read more

George Weah’s Son Scores Hat-trick in Under-17 World Cup for US

first_imgHis second strike in particular, a brilliant curling effort from the edge box into the top corner, was reminiscent of his father – who scored a memorable solo goal for Milan against Verona in 1996.Weah Sr also played for Monaco, Paris-St Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City in a glittering career that saw him named world player of the year in 1995 – the first and so far only African player to win the award.Now 51, he is currently in the running to be elected president of his native Liberia.But his son is now making a name for himself.“At this age he has a lot of potential,” US coach John Hackworth told ESPN.“He is one of those guys who you can say has a lot of lofty expectations on him because of his name. But he isn’t his dad, he is Tim.“He needs to make his own way. This tournament can be an opportunity for Tim to make a name for himself and maybe we stop talking about his dad in the background.”Timothy said after Monday’s match, which booked a place in the quarter-finals for the US: “There isn’t a lot of connectivity in Liberia so I couldn’t text my father. I texted my mom.“She told me to get down on my knees and thank God for scoring a hat-trick and now focus on my next game.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram When you are the son of a former Ballon d’Or winner, it is likely you would be pretty handy in front of goal.And it looks like legendary former AC Milan striker George Weah has passed some of his skilful genes on to his son, Timothy.The New York-born 17-year-old, who has been signed by Paris St-Germain, scored a hat-trick for the United States at the Under-17 World Cup in their 5-0 win over Paraguay.last_img read more

Hearn Rules Out Joshua/Fury Possible Fight in UK

first_imgAnthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has suggested a potential fight with British rival Tyson Fury would not go ahead in the UK.There is massive demand for the two British heavyweights to battle it out in the near future but Hearn has ruled out the UK hosting the fight because the government doesn’t ‘invest’ in mega events.When asked whether the possible British showdown would take place in the UK, he told iFL TV: ‘No it won’t. I can’t see how it does. ‘For me, it should happen in the UK and if there’s a way to do it, we’ll do it. But the problem is the money that could be generated.‘Because the government here don’t invest in bringing mega events to the UK, they don’t necessarily need to.‘They’ve got Premier League football games every weekend selling 50,000, 60,000, 80,000.‘But other countries whether it’s Nigeria, Congo, China, Saudi, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, their government, their tourism department, has a huge pot of money that they’re looking to bring major events to showcase their country to the world as a tourism destination.’The decision to hold Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia came in for plenty of criticism from human rights groups, accusing Hearn of helping the state with ‘sportswashing’, the practice of using a big event to improve reputation and change perception of a country with a poor human rights record.The promoter argues that the discrepancy in money available to his fighters makes it a simple decision, saying it comes down to getting the best payday possible.‘Someone messaged me and said, “For f***’s sake Eddie, Saudi Arabia, who cares about the money? You’re so greedy, just do it in England”.‘Do you think I go up to the guys and say, “You can make £150m each to do it in Saudi or £40m in the UK, but Dave on Twitter from Rochdale says you’re a c*** and you gotta do it in England”.‘It doesn’t work like that, have a brain.‘If it was the difference of £10m each… but it’s not, it’s double to go somewhere else. And it can’t be ignored. Especially a fight like that, it’s a one-off.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ghana U20 team doctor gets surprise birthday party

first_imgGhana U20 team doctor Prince Pambo had a surprise on his birthday on Sunday at their hotel in Ain Temouchent, Algeria.Pambo was served a cake at their Bel Air Hotel after the day’s second training session in the evening.The players, members of the management committee and members of the technical team sang the traditional happy birthday song that evening.It was a short celebration as the team prepared for Tuesday’s African Youth Championship semi-final clash against Mali.Pambo is also a member of the Ghana FA medical committee.last_img

Dodgers’ offense returns to form in victory over Reds

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> After a belt-tightening eight-game stretch during which they were limited to 18 runs and a .166 batting average by three of the best starting rotations in baseball, the Dodgers can put on their fat pants this weekend.Justin Turner hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat after returning from the DL and the Dodgers pulled away early in a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.The Reds’ starting rotation came into this weekend series with the highest ERA in the majors (5.81) by a wide margin. Friday’s starter, left-hander Amir Garrett, wasn’t around for long.After giving up Turner’s homer in the first inning, Garrett took a line drive off his pitching hand to start the second inning. The bullet came off Austin Barnes’ bat at 103 mph and left Garrett on the ground in pain. He left the game with a contusion. X-rays were negative. Maeda, on the other hand, emerged from the bullpen a new man.Bumped from the rotation to accommodate Alex Wood’s return from the DL on Saturday, Maeda had made just one previous relief appearance in his professional career – as a rookie with the Hiroshima Carp in 2008.In 10 starts this season, he had allowed 12 runs in the first innings along with a .349 batting average and 1.083 OPS. In his first inning as a reliever, he retired the side in order, striking out two.He kept going, striking out four of the first six batters he faced and retiring the first nine in order before Joey Votto led off the ninth with a home run.center_img The Dodgers’ offense went on to do most of its damage against the Reds relievers who followed.Two runs scored in the third inning when right-hander Jake Buchanan tried to make a highlight-reel play on Barnes’ chopper to the left of the pitcher’s mound with the bases loaded. This one Buchanan tried to bare hand and spin to throw Barnes out at first. His throw was wide of first, allowing the two runs to score.An inning later, Buchanan loaded the bases again on a double by Chris Taylor, a walk and a hit batter. Franklin Gutierrez’s first hit since May 16 – a ground ball single into left field – drove in two more runs.Kike’ Hernandez added a solo home run later, plenty of offense to support the a new tag team duo – Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda.Hill continued to struggle with his control, walking three in the second and third innings, and needed 98 pitches to get through five innings. He allowed just one run on two hits in that time but has now walked 16 batters in his past 18 innings.last_img read more