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

Late restart opens door for Bouche

first_imgBy Edward AnschutzSTURGEON BAY, Wis. (May 2) – Defending track champ Dave Bouche used a late restart to steal Saturday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory away from Billy LeMieux by inches at Thunderhill Raceway.LeMieux leapt from his front row starting spot to the lead early in the Stock Car headliner. Evan Madden hustled to the runner-up spot and began to put heavy pressure on LeMieux. At the midway point Madden worked the low groove, pulling even with the leader.LeMieux was able to keep his momentum up just enough to hold off Madden each lap. Madden encountered trouble in turn two, clipping the infield tire and causing his car to come to a halt, bringing out the caution with four laps remaining.Bouche used this to his advantage as the green flag few, diving under LeMieux. The duo raced door-to-door coming to the checkers with Bouche nipping LeMieux at the line by narrowest of margins.Rod Snellenberger was third, Jamie Suchocki fourth and Tony Bouche completed the top five. Dave Bouche was awarded an extra $200 for the win courtesy of Jet Finishing and Woodwork of Sturgeon Bay.Other feature winners included Eric Arneson in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Chris Budzban in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportsMods and Dave Schmidt in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.last_img read more

Hogan hopes for Haydock heroics from Gordon Lord Byron

first_img Press Association Hogan’s stable star lifted this prize in 2013 and was runner-up 12 months ago and in 2012, but needs to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort in the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh a fortnight ago. “Gordon Lord Byron worked extremely well on Tuesday and I am very happy with him,” said Hogan. Tom Hogan expects a return to Haydock to bring out the best in Gordon Lord Byron in the Betfred Sprint Cup.center_img “He was a bit stiff after the Renaissance Stakes – he just doesn’t seem to cope that well with the undulations at the Curragh. “He prefers level tracks like Haydock and Deauville and I was very pleased with his third place in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville last month, which rates as good a performance as he has ever produced. “I think the Maurice de Gheest winner, Muhaarar, is the best sprinter we have seen in Europe for a while and the runner-up, Esoterique, went on to win a Group One a week later. “Gordon Lord Byron tends to have little issues the whole time so some days he is not absolutely on his ‘A’ game and others he is. But we have learned to manage him – he is very precious to us. “It looks a very competitive race with plenty of nice three-year-olds in the field, but he has never run a bad race at Haydock and, please god, he can keep that up on Saturday.” last_img read more

I Will Never Feel Great Again, Says Tiger Woods

first_imgWoods’ first return to competitive action after a 15-month lay-off came in December at the Hero World Challenge – an 18-man tournament in the Bahamas – and he finished 15th at the PGA Tour event.He hopes to compete in the Masters at Augusta from 6-9 April.“There have been plenty of times when I thought I would never play the game again at the elite level,” added Woods, who has won 79 titles on the PGA Tour.“It was tough, it was more than brutal. There were times I needed help just to get out of bed.“I feel good, not great. I don’t think I will ever feel great because it’s three back surgeries, four knee operations.“I’m always going to be a little bit sore. As long as I can function, I’m fine with that.”Woods has not won a tournament anywhere since 2013, while his title drought in major championships dates back to 2008.“There is a changing of the guard,” he said. “My generation is getting older but if I’m teeing up then the goal is to win.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods has said that he will “never feel great” again because of the number of injuries suffered during his career.Woods, 41, pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic before the second round this month because of a back spasm.He only returned to action in December after two back operations.“There were a lot of times I didn’t think I was going to make it back. It was tough, it was more than brutal,” Woods told Dubai magazine Vision.last_img read more

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgThe Late Mary Teresa Boyle:After a long illness, the death took place in Sligo Hospital, on Tuesday 19th March 2013, of Mary Teresa Boyle, Glen Road, Glenties. Her Remains were brought to her home on Wednesday evening and to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday morning. Fr. Pat Prendergast celebrated Mass at 11a.m. Her brother Pat and his wife Jenifer did the Readings. Music and singing was by John F. O’Donnell, Anne Bonner and Christine Mc Cool. Burial took place in the New Graveyard. Mary Teresa, daughter of Mary and the late Eugene Boyle, Glen Road is survived by her mother Mary, sister, Kathleen, brother, Patrick and his wife Jenifer, niece, Roisin, nephew Owen, aunt, Bridie O’Shea, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. Sympathy:Sincere sympathy is extended to the wife and family, parents, relatives and friends of Andy Chan, Main Street, Glenties, who died unexpectedly, on Thursday 21st March 2013. St. Connell’s Church, Glenties – Holy Week:Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.30 p.m. This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until12.00 midnight. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special evening. (Please Note: there will be no Adoration during the day on Holy Thursday).Trócaire:Please change small coins into € 2 or € 1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.Good Friday:The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3.00 p.m. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a basket collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem during this ceremony.Holy Saturday Easter Vigil:The Easter Vigil Mass – 9.00 p.m. Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.Church of the Holy Family, Edeninfagh – Holy Week:Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 9.00 p.m. This Mass will end with a Eucharistic Procession to the Altar of Repose and there will be Adoration until10.30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament on this special eveningTrócaire: Please change small coins into € 2 or € 1 coins or bank notes, and bring your Trócaire donation in the special Trócaire Envelope provided in your Sunday Envelope Box, dated for Holy Thursday.Good Friday:The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 6.00 p.m. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. There will be a basket collection for the Holy Places in Jerusalem during this ceremony.Holy Saturday Easter Vigil:The Easter Vigil Mass – 10.00 p.m.Candles will be provided for use during the Service of Light.Easter Bingo:Easter Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on Tuesday 26th March. Every line € 50, every house € 100; Jackpot will be € 5700 on Tuesday 26th on 45 numbers or less. If not won € 300 will be paid out. In-house draws. Snooker room will be open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. every day during Easter holidays. Tuesday evening it will close at 8 p.m.Bingo:The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 19th March were – € 50 winners – Liz Spence, Anne Kennedy, Michelle Mc Brearty, Marian McGuinness, Michelle Mc Brearty, Maura Kilbane, James Byrne, Marianne Ward, Renee Mulhern, Anne Quinn, Patsy Mc Dyre, Roisin Breslin; Letti Doherty; € 100 winners – Sinead Sweeney, Bernie Martin, Cathleen Connell, James Deane, Rosemarie Whelan, Maureen Gildea, Annmarie Cunningham, Patricia Whyte, Kathleen Griffin; € 60 winner – Sally Mc Hugh; € 150 winners – Mary Campbell, Fiona GallagherCollection:The St.Vincent de Paul – Uganda Collection will take place next weekend.All proceeds will fund Educational and Agricultural Projects. Please give as generously as you can.Glenties Day Centre Cake Sale:The Day Centre is holding a Cake Sale in the Market Hall on Good Friday, after the Service in St.Connell’s Church. All Homemade Cakes, Breads, etc. All profits towards the running costs of the Day Centre. Please support this worthy cause.Charity Cycle:Tír Chonaill Gap Cycling Club are holding a Charity Cycle (30k & 60k) and 5K Run for Aware and Breast Cancer Research on Easter Monday at 10 a.m. from Glenties Comprehensive School. Registration at 9 a.m. at the school. Adults €10; U-18 € 5. All are welcome.Mass in Rossnowlagh:A bus will leave Mc Guinness’ Café at 6.00 p.m. on Tuesday 2nd April and every first Tuesday for Mass in Rossnowlagh. The organisers wish to make an appeal for more people to join them.Charity Walk:Good Friday Charity Walk in aid of the Alzheimer’s Day Centre, Glenties. Please meet at the Day Centre, Dr. Mc Closkey Crescent, on Good Friday – 29th March. The Walk will begin at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to take part.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more