The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is opening a public scoping phase in the preparation of a comprehensive environmental impact statement to evaluate the effects of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay’s proposed modifications to the Federal Navigation Channel. The port’s proposed project is made up of several actions to improve navigation efficiency, reduce shipping transportation costs and facilitate the shipping industry’s transition to larger, more efficient vessels, USACE said.The USACE’s analysis also will support consideration of approvals and permits required prior to construction.An open house-style public scoping meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to talk with USACE’s staff about the EIS process, the significance of public input and to receive written input.Port staff also will display information about their proposal and be available for discussion.The meeting will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. in the Myrtlewood Room, Coos Bay Public Library, Coos Bay, Oregon.[mappress mapid=”24359″]
KNOT Offshore Partners has expanded its fleet to sixteen vessels, following the completion of acquisition of another shuttle tanker. KNOT Offshore’s subsidiary, KNOT Shuttle Tankers, has acquired all of the ownership interests in KNOT Shuttle Tankers 30, the company that owns and operates the shuttle tanker Anna Knutsen, from Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers.KNOT Offshore said on Thursday that the acquisition was made for an aggregate purchase price of $120 million, less $106.8 million of outstanding indebtedness under the secured credit facility related to the vessel, plus approximately $1.4 million for certain capitalized fees related to the financing of the Anna Knutsen.On the closing of the acquisition, KNOT 30 repaid approximately $32.4 million of the indebtedness, leaving an aggregate of approximately $74.4 million of debt outstanding under the secured credit facility related to the vessel. The purchase price was settled in cash and will be subject to certain post-closing adjustments for working capital and interest rate swaps.The Anna Knutsen is DP2 Suexmax class shuttle tanker, delivered in March 2017 and is operating in Brazil under a time charter with Galp Sinopec Brazil Services B.V., which will expire in the second quarter of 2022. The charterer has options to extend the charter for two three-year periods.Including the Anna Knutsen, the partnership now has a fleet of sixteen vessels with an average age of 4.6 years and a fixed average employment of four years.
Radio NZ News 27 February 2017Family First Comment: Our 9th year of calling for this – and we’re not giving up!There are calls for an independent authority to be set up to act as a watchdog investigating complaints and failures by Child, Youth and Family (CYF).It comes after CYF admitted it failed by sending a toddler back into a P-using household where he died.Law Society family law chairperson Michelle Duggan wants an independent complaints authority set up at the Children’s Commission to oversee badly-handled CYF cases.She said the idea came up when the Oranga Tamariki bill was put to Parliament, but had not come to fruition.“The recommendation in that bill is that it be a complaints service within the ministry.“The New Zealand Law Society, in its submissions on the bill, have said the best sort of complaints service is one that’s independent.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said a complaints body could look like the Independent Police Conduct Authority, which considered complaints against police.“If we have an independent police complaints authority, we certainly should for a state agency that has the ability to uplift children, or sometimes they’re not acting when there’s clear evidence they should be.“[It] goes back to the question: ‘If families don’t believe CYFs are acting or performing the way they should be, who do they turn to?’”Mr McCoskrie said the Association of Social Workers had pushed the government for an independent complaints process.READ MORE: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/325477/calls-for-independent-cyf-watchdog
The nativity display on the courthouse lawn has garnered national attention.INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana is filing a case Tuesday against the decades-old nativity scene on the Franklin County Courthouse lawn.The ACLU of Indiana alleges the display is a First Amendment violation because it contains no non-Christian religious or secular holiday symbols.“Any reasonable person viewing this display would conclude that its principal effect is to advance religion,” said ACLU of Indiana Senior Staff Attorney Gavin M. Rose.“The First Amendment protects these kinds of displays by individuals and groups on private property, but also makes clear that displays on public property, which is maintained by taxpayers, cannot demonstrate a preference for religion.”The suit was filed on behalf of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and two Franklin County residents who are also FFRF members.County officials have disregarded FFRF removal requests in previous years. Commissioner Tom Wilson told the Indianapolis Star that he did not view the nativity scene as unconstitutional and tax dollars were not used to set it up.The controversial topic has led national media attention and rallies in the past few weeks.
Hubert “Huck” Francis, 93, of Osgood passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Blue Ash Care Center in Cincinnati. He was born at Carbon Glow in Letcher, County, Kentucky on May 9, 1923 the son of Harrison and Raney Blair Frances. He was married to Gertrude Dunbar on July 18, 1948 and she preceded him in death on August 12, 2013. Survivors include four daughters Gail (John) Bosley of Raleigh, North Carolina, Diana (Dan) Rimstidt of Loveland, Ohio, Cheryl (Ronald) Elff of Fishers, and Joy (Rich) Clark of St. Johns, Florida; 5 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother Harrison Francis, Jr. of Swayzee; one sister Dale Bell of Versailles. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Betty Francis and Donna Disney, and his brothers Coy, Hastel, and Hobart Francis. Mr. Francis was a 1941 graduate of Carr Creek High School in Carr Creek, Kentucky. On May 15, 1942 he enlisted in the US Navy and served in the Philippines during WWII. For his service Mr. Francis received the WWII Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal. In civilian life he worked for Seagrams Distillery at Lawrenceburg retiring in 1982. Huck was a member of the Greensburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His favorite past times included following the Cincinnati Reds, University of Kentucky basketball, his grandchildren, and especially taking in nature which included daily drives to the Versailles State Park with Gertie. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Ron Kappeler officiating. Burial will be in the Mud Pike Cemetery at Osgood with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Greensburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses or the Hospice of Cincinnati in care of the funeral home.
OA hosted Rising Sun in Boys Soccer on Monday Night. It ended in another draw for OA, 0-0. The OA Twisters had 5 shots with 2 on goal, 4 fouls, 2 corners, 2 hand balls and Chris Hautman had 5 saves. Rising Sun had 14 shots with 5 on goal, 3 fouls, 6 corners, 2 hand balls and their keeper had 2 saves.The next game is Thursday against South Dearborn.Courtesy of Twisters Correspondent Sandy Mahoney.
The speculation has run rampant in the weeks leading up to the biggest day in Dion Waiters’ life, but he hasn’t paid much attention. There isn’t any point. Fact will replace rumor Thursday night, when his professional basketball career is set, his future defined.While the conjecture swirled around him, Waiters sat back and avoided the hype.“He’s just stayed focused. Right now, he’s not waiting, listening to everything until that day,” Waiters’ mother Monique Brown said. “He’ll see it or will look at it but he won’t comment on it because he’s going to wait until that day and then he’ll celebrate.”The celebration will ensue on the stage of the Prudential Center during the 2012 NBA Draft, where Waiters is projected to be an early- to mid-first round pick. After two seasons with Syracuse, where he became a scoring weapon as a sophomore and arguably the best sixth man in college basketball, he’ll finally accomplish what Brown said has always been his dream.Potential landing spots for Waiters include Golden State (7 pick), Toronto (8), and Portland (6 and 11), and Phoenix (13 pick). On June 8, Waiters cancelled all of his future workouts with teams, and also didn’t participate in the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. Almost immediately, speculation spread that he received a guarantee from a team, making any future workouts meaningless.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrom the way he controlled the floor in college, there’s sufficient evidence to believe Waiters is ready to elevate his game to the NBA level.Waiters is a versatile scorer, but he’s most dangerous driving the lane. His strength lets him attack the rim while absorbing contact. Off the pick-and-roll or in transition, Waiters slices through defenses with ferocity.His jump shot remains a work in progress, but off the dribble or in catch-and-shoot situations, he’s shown he can knock down the clutch shots.“He’s clearly more scorer than shooter. Sometimes you call it a 2, a shooting guard, I call this guy a scoring guard,” said Jim Clibanoff, draft analyst and owner of the scouting service ClibHoops. “He’s just got a bravado, a confidence about him that says ‘Give me the ball, and I’m going to go get you buckets.’”On a deep Orange team, Waiters scored an average of 12.6 points per game, second to forward Kris Joseph’s 13.4. If Waiters was on almost any other Division-I team, he would’ve averaged in the high teens, Clibanoff said.Waiters thrived in his role coming off the bench for SU, providing a jolt to the offense. When he got into a rhythm, Waiters could take over a game and let every other SU scorer simply watch him go to work.In the Orange’s third-round win over Kansas State in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, Waiters scored 18 points in 24 minutes. Against Cincinnati in the Big East tournament, he scored 28 points in 32 minutes on the floor. That came one day after notching 18 points in 24 minutes in SU’s win over Connecticut.His confidence gives him everything he needs to provide a scoring punch, but it can also be a liability. Still, in the year that he went from being a freshman learning to adjust to a reserve role to a sophomore who embraced his sixth man status, his decision-making improved.His mindset, though, never changed.“The score-first mentality is something that stood out,” Alex Raskin of Hoopsworld said. “This is a guy who’s very confident with his own shot.”Wherever Waiters lands, he would likely be most effective coming off the bench in the same role he played at SU. Whether or not he could be an NBA point guard remains to be seen, but it would be a diversion from his college game to take on a primary role of creating plays instead of finishing them.His maturity level, which grew substantially from a freshman season that involved a sometimes contentious relationship with SU head coach Jim Boeheim that nearly caused Waiters to leave SU, will determine how he’ll accept his new role. Raphael Chillious coached Waiters during his sophomore season at South Kent in Connecticut and said regardless of his body language, he always wants to improve.He might look like he’s blowing off coaches’ critiques, but Waiters is actually filing the advice away in his mind, said Chillious, who’s now an assistant coach at Washington.“He’s always listened to the coach,” Chillious said, “even though he may not show it.”That’ll be tested as Waiters learns a new defensive system.Chillious said Waiters shouldn’t have much of a struggle going from a 2-3 zone at Syracuse to a man-to-man defense in the NBA. Waiters’ defense has never been the strongest component of his game, but Chillious said his quickness and overall athleticism will allow him to adjust to a new style.Within days, Waiters will begin adjusting to everything there is in the NBA.When his name is finally called and he has his first professional employer, it’ll be the day Waiters has waited for all his life. From the streets of Philadelphia to the Carrier Dome floor, and now, to the NBA.Soon enough, Waiters will be a pro.“It’s going to be a joyful moment,” Brown said. “That’ll be the day that he dreamt of, and his dream will come true on June 28.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 27, 2012 at 10:13 am Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman
The USC men’s golf team looks to ride its fall season momentum into the spring this week as it kicks off its 21st annual Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii.The team finished up this fall with three top-five finishes in a row and looks to repeat that performance at the 20-team invitational.Climbing the hill · Steve Lim and the Trojans will be among 20 teams competing the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information The tournament, hosted by the University of Hawaii at Manao and the University of Hawaii of Hilo, will take place at the Waikoloa Kings’ Course, a course USC has yet to play on.In addition to USC and the hosts, Arizona State University, Stanford University, UCLA, Washington, Oregon and others will be competing.“We want to win, and we’re definitely capable of it,” said sophomore Martin Trainer. “Four of our guys finished in the top seven places at events last year, so we are strong enough to win.”Bolstered by its strong fall play, and traveling with a well-tested squad, USC looks to be in the chase throughout the tournament.The Trojans will be led by junior Steve Lim, an All-Pac 10 athlete in 2010, and sophomore T.J. Vogel, a 2010 Freshman All-American.Vogel led the team this fall with three top-five finishes.Vogel posted the team’s lowest score this fall, hitting for second place at the U.S. Collegiate Championships with a 7-under-par 209.Vogel also finished fourth at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.Lim is USC’s most consistent golfer, with 14 sub-70 rounds, but he only competed in three events this fall.His best showing was a sixth place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships.The squad is rounded out by Trainer, and freshmen Ramsey Sahyoun and Jeffrey Kang.Trainer played well this fall, finishing seventh at the Gilford Intercollegiate and eighth at the Bill Cullum Invitational, generally posting scores that put him in the top three on the team.Kang competed in four events this fall, his best the Jack Nicklaus Invitational where he tied for a career-best fourth place and finished first for the team.Sahyoun is coming off a fall season that saw him playing twice and never quite breaking above the middle of the pack for the tee — his best effort was a tie for 18th at the Gifford Intercollegiate.Sophomore Sam Smith, who competed twice with the team in the fall, will be competing as an individual.Despite a rough fall and plenty of uncertainty as the new season begins, the team remains hopeful.“T.J. is one of the best golfers in the country, and Steve is right up with him,” Trainer said. “We’ve all had some really good events. We’re a lot better than our rankings.”Action starts today, at 5:30 p.m.
Offense – B: The Wisconsin running game played a pivotal role in the Badgers’ 38-28 defeat of the Illini. While Melvin Gordon had “only” 175 yards on the day, he busted off some big runs and found the end zone four times. Fellow running back Corey Clement added 165 rushing yards of his own, including a 72-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter. The passing game did just enough to keep the defense honest, led by Joel Stave’s 73 passing yards. The two-quarterback system that was expected ended with Tanner McEvoy seeing the field for just one drive, although he was effective going 3-4 with 36 total yards during his lone possession. Tight end Sam Arneson had the most success catching the ball as he hauled in four passes for 48 yards.Badgers run behind Gordon to victory over IllinoisThere were plenty of questions surrounding the Wisconsin football this week after their Big Ten opener loss to Northwestern last Read…Defense – B: While Illinois’ 14 first quarter points can hardly be pinned on the defense since they started both drives in Wisconsin territory, the UW defense held Illinois to only 288 total yards. Despite starting quarterback Wes Lunt missing the game with a broken leg, the defense still kept the Big Ten’s top-ranked passing offense in check with 135 passing yards. With injuries to the defensive unit, young players such as Leon Jacobs and Ben Ruechel stepped up while veterans Michael Caputo, Derek Landisch and Vince Biegel had big games for the defense as well.Special Teams – D: Anytime the head coach goes out of his way to call out a unit after a game, they likely didn’t play too well. That’s exactly what happened as Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen flat-out said the special teams unit has to improve. Punter Drew Meyer struggled, averaging only 38.4 net yards per punt, while Illinois controlled the field position battle early on with their special teams’ effort. Illini return man V’Angelo Bentley gashed the UW special teams unit for 131 return yards on only five attempts. Wisconsin kicker Rafael Gaglianone missed another field goal, this time from 44 yards away, but did come back to make one from 47 yards.Coaching – C+: Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig made the right call in sticking with Stave at quarterback. While his numbers weren’t anything too impressive, he managed the offense well and didn’t turn the ball over. The pass plays were effective as they found a way to get the ball to arguably UW’s best receiving option in Arneson. The one series Ludwig did decide to go with McEvoy, he ran plays that adhered to McEvoy’s dual-threat talents and it was effective. Like always, a healthy dose of run plays were used and the play-action passes from Stave kept the Illinois defense on their toes. On defense, coordinator Dave Aranda did a nice job of keeping pressure on the Illinois quarterbacks, who were sacked six times.UW benefits from lack of turnovers in defeat of IlliniWhile a dominating rushing attack can almost always be counted on for the Wisconsin football team, it only means so Read…
AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDungey originally signed with the New York Giants after going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was waived on July 24, 2019.Since, Dungey hasn’t had any movement in his football career, returning to Syracuse this fall to complete his degree, among other things, according to a report from Syracuse.com. Dungey joins a Browns quarterback room with Heisman winner Baker Mayfield, long-time backup Drew Stanton and Garrett Gilbert, who was originally picked by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2014.In his time at Syracuse, Dungey set countless records, including becoming SU’s all-time leading passer while leading the Orange to it’s seventh-ever 10-win season in 2018. Comments Published on October 11, 2019 at 11:01 am Contact Andrew: email@example.com | @A_E_Graham Former Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey signed with the Cleveland Browns to be on their practice squad, the Browns announced on Twitter on Friday morning. Facebook Twitter Google+