Boskalis Scores €45 Million Dredging Contract in Maldives

first_imgRoyal Boskalis Westminster N.V. recently won a contract by the Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure, Republic of Maldives, in relation to the development of Gulhifalhu.The value of the contract is estimated at approximately EUR 45 million.According to Boskalis, the dredging activities are due to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 and are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.The development of Gulhifalhu, located about four kilometers from the country’s capital Malé, forms part of the Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure’s strategic plan to improve and develop the port infrastructure and will serve as a climate adaptive solution, making this part of the Maldives resilient to rising sea levels.As part of this program, the contractor will reclaim an area with an initial volume of six million cubic meters of sand using a mega sized trailing suction hopper dredger. Boskalis’ activities also include rock revetment work for shoreline protection.Since the turn of the century, Boskalis has successfully executed a number of climate change adaptive dredging and reclamation projects in the Maldives.Starting in 2006, the company reconstructed the island of Vilufushi following the devastating tsunami in December 2004. By doing so Boskalis increased the size of the island and raised it to 1.4 meters above mean sea level.This was followed by several subsequent projects including the initial development of Gulhifalhu in 2012 and land reclamation activities on four other islands in 2014.last_img read more

Galatasaray given European ban for breach of financial fair play

first_imgGalatasaray have been suspended from European competition for a year for breaching financial fair play rules, Uefa has confirmed.The club will be excluded from the Champions League or Europa League if they qualify this season or next.European football’s governing body said in January that the Turkish champions had broken regulations on the level of financial losses allowed.The Istanbul club is currently fifth in Turkey’s Super League.Finishing in that position would leave Galatasaray outside the qualifying places for next season’s Champions League and Europa League.The 2000 Uefa Cup winners have played in the Champions League for the past four seasons, going out at the group stage of this season’s competition. They dropped into the Europa League but lost to Lazio at the last-32 stage.Galatasaray official Iskender Baydar said that club directors are “examining the text of the decision” and will issue a statement later.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Mason City woman pleads guilty to federal charges of stealing drugs from patients

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City woman accused of federal charges of stealing drugs and illegally accessing patient information has pleaded guilty.32-year-old Samantha Rogers pleaded guilty on Monday in US District Court in Cedar Rapids to the charges of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud, wrongfully obtaining health information for personal gain, and making false statements related to health care manners. Federal authorities say the charges stemmed from activity between October of 2017 and May of last year.According to the criminal complaint, Rogers was fired in January 2017 from the IOOF home after allegedly being caught on video taking prescription pills from the purse of another employee. She continued to be employed at Mercy-North Iowa when a nursing aide reported pain pills missing from her purse in May 2017.Rogers then was accused of accessing patient records after being hired to work at Northern Iowa Therapy in Waverly in September 2017 in attempts to obtain or steal prescription medication. She’s suspected of taking a patient’s unused Percocet and of breaking into another patient’s home in Forest City in a search for drugs.No sentencing date has been scheduled.last_img read more