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Virginia Beach Work Kicks Off

first_imgImage source: USACEThe Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project, a joint effort by the city of Virginia Beach and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District, is slated to begin this week.According to USACE, the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) crews will work in roughly 1,000-feet sections of the beach, closest to the water, and access to these areas will be closed off to beachgoers to ensure public and contractor safety.The remaining sections, outside the work zone, will remain open.“Getting this completed before the hurricane season greatly reduces the risk from storm damage to the oceanfront infrastructure, and continues to show our commitment to protecting this vitally important area,” said Kristin Mazur, Norfolk District project manager.The project consists of beach-berm renourishment along the Virginia Beach oceanfront to provide for a minimum elevation of 9 feet above sea level and minimum crest width of 100 feet.The district is implementing an interactive map to track progress of the replenishment project. It provides real-time updates and is color-coded; green means construction is done and red means it’s ongoing.last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Madrid CFF’s Okeke lauds health workers

first_img Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… Madrid CFF defender, Chidinma Okeke, has joined the world to appreciate health personnel for their efforts in fighting the coronavirus. Thanks to health workers who are working very hard to fight the coronavirus in Spain, Nigeria, and the world over and also endanger their lives to save others. You’re all heroes. Let’s take the pandemic seriously & stay at home. #Covid19 #StayAtHome #CoronaOut #clapforourcarers Okeke made her seventh appearance for Oscar Fernandes’ ladies when she suffered her injury against Barcelona last year. With the halt of football activities due to the virus, the 19-year-old will be hoping to return to the field in the coming weeks to help her side to Primera Iberdrola safety when the pandemic ends. “Technically, Neymar is the best player in the world,” he said. Read Also:World Cup Qualifier: Falconets storm camp for Burkinabes “Today, technically, nobody can beat Neymar. Not even Messi, although I am a fan of him. But he does not surpass him in terms of technical quality.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The pandemic has grounded the global economy and forced the suspension of major sporting activities around the world, claiming over 33,000 lives so far. Okeke, who is near full recovery from a knee injury suffered in October last year in Spain, where 6, 000 deaths have been recorded from over 78,000 cases, as the virus continues to spread. The Super Falcons star took to social media to urge fans to take the coronavirus pandemic very seriously during this difficult time. “Thanks to health workers who are working very hard to fight the coronavirus in Spain, Nigeria, and the world over and also endanger their lives to save others,” Okeke wrote on her Twitter account. “You’re all heroes. Let’s take the pandemic seriously & stay at home.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Team Nigeria Leads as Curtain Falls on African Cycling Cup

first_imgTeam Nigeria gold medalists are Tawakalt Yakeem who garnered two in the junior women’s individual pursuit and sprint events while Bethel Okeyah got the gold medals in the men’s junior individual pursuit, sprint and the point race events.The other three gold medals came from Mary Samuel in the women’s point race, Rita Oven in the elite women’s Sprint and Qodri Ajibade who beat other riders in the elite men’s point race.The cynosure of all eyes was former junior world champion, Ebtissam Zayed of Egypt who beat all in her category, the women’s individual pursuit in style to the admiration of all.The three-day championship ends today as both the President of the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC), Dr. Mohamed Wagih Azzam and the President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria (CFN), Giandomenico Masari commended all the cyclists for their performances so far in the first track competition in Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After two days of action at the maiden edition of the All African Track Cycling Championship at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja yesterday, Team Nigeria amassed a total of 14 gold, 24 silver and 4 bronze medals to lead other countries so far.Egypt follows in second place with 5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals while Morocco is currently in third position with a gold and silver each.Burkina Faso and Burundi have also recorded medals with the Burkinabe team grabbing 5 bronze while Burundi a have two bronze.last_img read more

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Matt Nagy dodges questions about Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence; status uncertain for Week 5

first_img Gardner Minshew gets weird nickname from Leonard Fournette; group records ‘Minshew Mania’ video “He’s completely a personal issue,” he told reporters. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information, Nagy stood firm. Related News The Bears are staying tight-lipped regarding Roquan Smith’s mysterious absence.The star linebacker was listed as a surprise inactive less than one hour before Sunday’s 16-6 win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and Chicago coach Matt Nagy didn’t reveal any new details on the situation Monday. Melvin Ingram injury update: Chargers defensive end (hamstring) could miss multiple weeks, report says Falcons, Eagles finalize trade to send Johnathan Cyprien to Atlanta Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.Despite Smith being deactivated, the Bears moved to 3-1 and kept pace with the Packers for first place in the NFC North.Chicago will face Oakland overseas at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 5 action. “Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.”Asked if Smith would play Sunday against the Raiders in London or even travel with the team overseas, Nagy reiterated the intimate nature of the situation once again.”It’s a personal issue,” he said. “It’s completely a personal issue. I’m not going to answer any more about it. That’s where it’s at right now. I understand where y’all are coming from. But I’m just out of respect for this right now, I just want to leave it at.”last_img read more

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Mason City man arrested for Fort Dodge shooting incident

first_imgFORT DODGE — Fort Dodge police have arrested a Mason City man on charges surrounding a shooting earlier this summer.32-year-old Michael Holton is accused of firing several gunshots that struck an occupied vehicle in a city-owned parking lot downtown in the early morning hours of June 22nd. Nobody was injured in the incident.Holton was arrested in Mason City on Thursday and was taken to Webster County and he’s been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm as a felon, going armed with intent, and reckless use of a firearm resulting in property damage.He was being held in the Webster County Jail on $22,000 cash bond.last_img

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Steelers focusing on slow starts, not Bell’s possible return

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — If Le’Veon Bell is returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers later this month, he hasn’t let his teammates and coaches know.Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he hasn’t heard from the All-Pro running back, who told ESPN on Monday that he will end his standoff with the team around Pittsburgh’s bye week, which begins after the Steelers face the Bengals on Oct. 14.“I have not talked to Le’Veon and I really have no Le’Veon update,” Tomlin said. “It’s the best approach for us to focus on the guys which are here and working … we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. Nothing has changed in that regard.”Bell is in the midst of an extended absence as an act of self-preservation when he and the Steelers could not reach a long-term agreement after Pittsburgh placed the franchise tag on him in the spring.Technically he is not holding out because he has yet to sign his one-year deal, a decision that is costing him more than $850,000 a week. Bell did not offer a specific date for his return, but if he comes in around Oct. 15 it would give him two weeks to show the coaching staff what he can do before the Steelers play Cleveland on Oct. 28.The two-time defending AFC North champions have slumped during Bell’s self-imposed sabbatical. Pittsburgh is 1-2-1 a quarter of the way through the season thanks in large part to sluggish starts that have forced them to play from behind and abandon the running game. The Steelers ran for 19 yards on 11 carries in a loss to Baltimore on Sunday night.Several of Bell’s teammates — particularly the offensive line — expressed frustration in early September when Bell opted not to rejoin the team in time for the opener, as he did in 2017. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hopes Bell gives Pittsburgh a much-needed jolt, but isn’t exactly expecting Bell to show up and save the day, whenever that day actually arrives.“If (Bell) can come back and help us and be ready to go, then we’ll be ready to welcome him back,” Roethlisberger said on his weekly radio show on 93.7 The Fan. “A lot of things were said earlier in the year, but that’s kind of in the past and we’ve moved on, and hopefully he’s moving on in the sense of getting back and ready to be with us.”Bell’s actual physical readiness is unknown. During the summer of 2017 he flooded his social media accounts with video of draining workouts. He was merely OK in his first 2017 appearance but quickly took off after that, eventually leading the NFL in touches and piling up 1,946 total yards.Concerns over his usage rate in 2018 perhaps hurting his value on the open market in 2019 played a role in Bell’s unprecedented move to remain away while the Steelers got off to their worst start since they dropped the first four games in 2013, his rookie season.That was also the last year Pittsburgh missed the playoffs. Though it’s still too early to panic, the way the Steelers have been losing has drawn major red flags for Tomlin. The defense is 30th in the league in yards allowed and 26th in points allowed and the offense can’t seem to get it going before finding itself in a hole. Pittsburgh has been outscored 42-6 in the first quarter this season.“We’ve got to get out of the gate quicker,” Tomin said. “You can’t spot people points in the National Football League. We’ve got to do a better job of starting game on both sides of the ball.”NOTES: The Steelers placed CB Nat Berhe on injured reserve with a torn pectoral and promoted CB Brian Davis from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. … WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) and ILB Vince Williams (hamstring) will be monitored this week and could play against Atlanta. … CB Mike Hilton (right elbow) and S Morgan Burnett (groin), both of whom did not play against Baltimore, may be available to face the Falcons.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin listens to a question while meeting with reporters following a 26-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)last_img read more

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Racer turned adult model Renee Gracie tells Indians to ‘get off her page’

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@renee_gracie)/AlamyAdvertisement visp4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsglzWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebun11( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1uw2Would you ever consider trying this?😱2rocrCan your students do this? 🌚1yzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Last week, Renee Gracie was all over the headlines. The former Australian female V8 Supercars driver, who had joined the adult film industry a couple of months ago, took to social media to share her experience in her new line of work, and gained huge popularity. However, Gracie is on the news again, but this time, the adult model is upset on her audience from India, and she has accused them for stealing her pics!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@renee_gracie)/AlamyThe 25 year old has recently lashed out at Indians, claiming that they have been using her images and videos illegally, as she wrote in a post on her OnlyFans page.“To all you Indian a**holes on my page. Stop stealing my images,” Gracie went all out in her post.Advertisement She further alleged that her viewers from India have been using her content to create fake profiles on social media, as she continued, “They are copyrighted and I own them not you. Stop making pages of me and stop sharing my videos and images illegally,”“I don’t like Indians now. If your Indian, get off my page now! Your not welcome here anymore. I will be removing all India’s from my page tonight,” a furious Gracie concluded her post.Advertisement Gracie revealed that she has been making around $25,000 a week since she signed up for the content subscription service OnlyFans, after which she has been able to recover from financial debts much better than her Dunlop Super2 Series days.“It has put me in a financial position I could never have dreamt of and I really enjoy it. I sell those photos and people tip me,” Gracie said on a live session on Instagram. I have a 30-year housing loan that I am about to pay off in 12 months,” she added.While there have been criticisms thrown at Gracie for switching her career to adult entertainment, she said that her family has been very supportive, and she is deciding to stick to her new profession.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Exclusive: CWG medalist Deepak Lather: Made it as a sprinter before weightlifting!Gary Kristen reveals how he prolonged Sachin Tendulkar’s career in the Indian team Advertisementlast_img read more

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Roadrunners run all over Bombers at B.C. High School AA Boy’s hoop championships

first_imgMission led 37-16 at the half and 55-24 after three quarters.Senior John Zak led the Bombers, the 16th seed, with 13 points while Erich Schepkowski added seven.LVR is missing starting guard Jack Sturrup, who injured his back during the Kootenay AA Boy’s tournament in Grand Forks.Sturrup had a hard fall during the semi final game against Golden.He played in the final but last week developed back pains and was not cleared by doctors to play in the tourament.LVR returns to the court Thursday against South Okanagan Hornets at 10 a.m.The Bombers must pay special attention to Hornet leading scorer Greet Gill, who dropped in 45 points in a losing cause to Duchess Park of Prince [email protected] The Mission Roadrunners ran all over the L.V. Rogers Bombers on day one of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday in Kamloops.The Roadrunners opened the 16-team tournament as the top seed.Mission jumped all over the Bombers in the first quarter and never looked back holding a 19-6 advantage at the break.”I was happy with our defence in the game,” said Bomber coach Ross Naka. “When you get into a 1 vs 16 game, things can get out of hand pretty easy but we held our own against a very good club.”last_img read more

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Killybegs Tourism College to get €1.8M investment

first_imgThe Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced funding of €1.8m towards significant building upgrades at the School of Tourism at Letterkenny IT (LYIT) Killybegs Campus.The funding is being provided under Project Ireland 2040 which commits to Exchequer investments of €2.2 billion in higher education infrastructure over the coming decade.Minister McHugh said he was delighted to announce the funding under Project Ireland 2040 for the LYIT School of Tourism in Killybegs. He said “This investment will enable significant upgrades to the existing structures, while the relocation and upgrade of the library space to the main campus building will provide a much needed focal point for students and staff.“In providing this funding, the Government is acknowledging the important role the School of Tourism has played, and continues to play, particularly as it celebrates 50 years on the go this year.“The funding also supports LYIT as a member of the Connacht Ulster Alliance, which continues to work towards Technological University status. Under Project Ireland 2040, major investment in new buildings for members of the Alliance are being advanced as part of the Higher Education Public Private Partnership Programme in Letterkenny and Galway, while significant upgrade and refurbishment works are targeted in Sligo and Castlebar.”The funding under Project Ireland will be provided through the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The €1.8m will facilitate the upgrade and modernisation of the Killybegs campus, including a new library and education facilities at the main building as well as administration offices. The investment will also improve the student experience as the campus is modernised.The upgrade work will help support LYIT’s ambition to attract new students to courses in tourism and hospitality at the Killybegs Campus and forms an essential part of the LYIT plan to double student numbers on the campus to around 400 in the coming years.Minister McHugh added: “Improving the higher education offerings at a regional level is a key plank of Project Ireland 2040. It will help to drive increased opportunities for students to study in Donegal and to promote local and regional education in the tourism industry. These skills are vital to the tourism market which are an important driver of growth in our rural economy.“LYIT has also been proactive in supporting a diversity of education provision including part-time, Springboard, lifelong learning and apprenticeships. I am pleased that the investment announced today will support LYIT to further develop and grow these offerings. Congratulations to everyone involved in LYIT and I look forward to seeing the success of this investment with LYIT president Paul Hannigan.”Killybegs Tourism College to get €1.8M investment was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:grantJoe McHughKIllybegs Tourism CollegeLYITlast_img read more

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Matt Olson, Mark Canha deliver with bats and gloves in Oakland Athletics’ win over New York Yankees

first_imgOAKLAND — There was one split moment in the A’s 6-2 win over the Yankees upped manager Bob Melvin’s heart rate a bit. But how worried could he be, really?Matt Olson — ever the quietly reliable, yet, simultaneously spectacular first baseman — was trotting toward DJ LeMaheiu’s ground ball dribbling down the line. With Michael Tauchman on first, all of Olson’s momentum pointed to an easy tag out that advanced the runner into scoring position.But then Olson switched gears and fired to Marcus …last_img

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