New Sand for Ocean City Beaches

first_imgUSACE photo by Patrick BloodgoodThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has just announced more details about recently awarded beach renourishment project in Ocean City, Maryland.The $12.7 million renourishment scheme, to be conducted by Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD), will involve the placement of roughly 900,000 cubic yards of sand on the beach at Ocean City to restore the engineered beach berm to its full design elevation.Work on the beach is expected to begin sometime after the Labor Day holiday, said USACE.The beach berm, which is the wide, flat beach in front of the boardwalk and dunes, is an engineered beach that is an element of the overall coastal storm risk management project at Ocean City.“Most people may not realize it, but the beach at Ocean City enjoyed by so many visitors is actually an engineered beach that is designed to be part of a system to reduce coastal storm damages,” said Project Manager Justin Callahan. “This renourishment is an important part of the long-term commitment to maintaining this coastal storm risk management project and we’re delighted to be able to begin work later this year.”The coastal storm risk management project at Ocean City consists primarily of the 8-plus mile-long wide, flat beach berm constructed to 7 feet above mean high tide, backstopped by a concrete-capped steel sheet pile bulkhead along the boardwalk and a vegetated sand dune north of the boardwalk to the Maryland-Delaware state line.Renourishment of the beach is part of the long-term construction schedule of the coastal storm risk management project. It is generally carried out every four years, but will begin ahead of schedule this year to repair the impacts to the project from the January 2016 storm often referred to as Winter Storm Jonas.[mappress mapid=”24277″]last_img read more

District 10 take command of Track and Field and Teachers title chase

first_imgDIFFERENT year, same script – District 10 are in command of the Teachers as well as the Track and Field categories at the end of Day Four of the 59th National School Championship. At the end of 48 track and field events, defending champions, Upper Demerara/Kwakwani, sit atop the points standing with 226 points, followed by District #2 (Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon) on 163 points.East Coast Demerara (District 4) is in third place on 141 points, New Amsterdam (District 15) amassed a total of 137 points to head into today’s action in fourth place, and District #3 (West Demerara) rounded off the top five on the table with 135 points.In the Teachers Championship, District 10, the holders of the last four consecutive ‘Nationals’ title, are on top with 79 points after the completion of 16 events. District #15 are second with 59 points while Bartica (District 7), District #4 and West Coast Berbice (District #5) share the third spot with 52 points each. Cameron Nicholloyd is on his way to winning the Boys U-14 800m in record-setting time of 2:10.41.It was a record-tumbling day at the National Track and Field Centre, with over 12 records being broken, mostly in the field events, as the country’s top student-athletes didn’t disappoint the vociferous crowd at the country’s lone synthetic facility.District 10’s Jennis Benjamin erased the 1.78m Boys U-20 High Jump mark set by Okemi Porter last year, to set a new mark at 1.80m.Benjamin wasn’t satisfied with his accomplishment on the mat, and returned to the ‘blue ribbon’ event – the Boys U-20 100m – clocking 10.97 seconds. Encosie Leitch of Corentyne was second with a time of 10.98s while Osmond Gilead of New Amsterdam/Canje finished third (11.14s).Meanwhile, Deshana Skeete reset her own Girls U-18 100m record, speeding her way to win the event with a time of 12.12 seconds. Last year she clocked 12.17 seconds.Cameron Nicholloyd of the Essequibo Coast broke the Boys U-14 800m with ease, racing to a time of two minutes, 10.41 seconds (2:10.41) erasing Samuel Henry’s old time of 2:13.43 which was set last year.With the exception of Skeete’s 100m record, all the other records were recorded in the field events.last_img read more

Warriors HQ Podcast: Center woes, arrested development, and Klay (maybe) finding his mojo

first_imgAfter the Christmas Day blowout loss to the Lakers, the Warriors played the Blazers twice.An overtime loss to Portland Thursday, followed by a win in Oregon on Saturday provided plenty for Dieter Kurtenbach and Logan Murdock to discuss on the latest episode of the Warriors’ HQ podcast.00:30 – Klay Thompson getting out of shooting funk05:35 – Draymond Green’s decisiveness when shooting from beyond the arc09:03 – The center position continues to be an issue17:39 – Warriors depth and …last_img

Ohio State Fair coverage slated

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal have partnered with Kalmbach Feeds to “feed you the results first” with facebook live streaming of the final drives from the goat, sheep, poultry  swine, and beef shows. The junior fair broadcast schedule is:Goats – Saturday, July 20th – Approximately 4:30pmSheep – Wednesday, July 24th – Approximately 4:00pmPoultry – Thursday, August 1st – Approximately 3:00pmSwine – Saturday, August 3rd – Approximately 5:00pmBeef – Saturday, August 3rd – Approximately 5:00pmAlso again this year, the draft horse and pony show will be live streamed July 29th through August 2nd, including the Governor’s Cup. Each broadcast will begin around 5:00pm.The week’s coverage will wrap up with the Sale of Champions, broadcast live on the Ohio Channel and on our Facebook page at 2:00pm.last_img read more

Solar Ownership Is Gaining Ground

first_imgSales and loans help SolarCityThe growth of loan and cash sales was a big help to SolarCity, the country’s biggest solar installer, in the third quarter of the year, PV Magazine said. The company saw a 76% growth in revenue with loan and cash sales adding up to 23% of the installations it booked during the quarter (the company, however, still shows net losses).Power-purchase agreements that furnish homeowners with solar systems at little or no upfront cost have been the bread-and-butter business model for installers like SolarCity. But homeowners, not the installer, get the 30% federal tax credit when they buy their systems outright. With installed costs steadily dropping, that became a more realistic option for more customers.The most recent Tracking the Sun report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that the median installed price for a residential solar system was $4.10 per watt in 2015, less than half of what it was just seven years ago. At the same time, module efficiency has been increasing.The report says that price declines since 2012 can be attributed mostly to lower “soft” costs plus reductions in the price of inverters and racking equipment. The cost of the modules themselves, which dropped steeply between 2009 and 2012, have since leveled off, the lab said. Direct ownership of residential photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. is poised to overtake third-party ownership in 2017 for the first time since 2011, a report from GTM Research says.Third-party ownership, including leases and power-purchase agreements, accounted for 72% of all PV systems installed in 2014, but the numbers have been dropping since then as more customers bought solar arrays with cash or with a loan.In 2015, third-party ownership dropped to 62% of all residential installations; that will dip to an estimated 54% this year. In five years, GTM expects that the fraction of residential systems bought outright will climb to 73%, a virtual mirror image of the situation in 2014.The report points to several factors in explaining the trend. First, local installers are growing more quickly than big national concerns, such as SolarCity and Vivint Solar, which rely more heavily on leases than sales. Smaller installers are having more luck at cash sales as the cost of solar continues to fall. Finally, emerging markets such as Utah and Florida do not currently allow power-purchase agreements, so solar companies are forced to sell systems, the report says.“The solar loan market is much more fragmented than the leasing market ever was,” said report author Nicole Litvak. Both installers and homeowners have access to more lenders, and more loan options, than in the past.Growth rates, however, are slowing. GTM Research said that after four years of growth greater than 50%, the U.S. residential market will see a growth rate of only 16% this year.last_img read more

Ekta Bisht stars as India women thrash England by 66 runs in 1st ODI

first_imgIndia women defended a mere total of 202 runs and did it in some style as they beat England by 66 runs in the first one-day international of the three-match series on Friday. It looked an unlikely defence for India when England captain Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver built a 73-run partnership in the middle but Sciver’s wickets opened the floodgates and Ekta Bisht cleaned up the tail to wrap up the match for India.These ODIs are part of ICC Championship and each match is important for India to make it to the next World Cup. Ekta Bisht was the star of the Indian bowlers as she inflicted the run out of Sciver and returned with figures of 4 for 25.Apart from Bisht, Shikhar Pandey and Deepti Sharma picked two wickets each while veteran Jhulan Goswami returned with figures of 1 for 19.Chasing 203, England’s top three never really got going as they were down by three wickets by the 14th over. Shikha trapped Amy Ellen Jones leg before wicket for just one run in the second over itself. Tammy Beaumont (18) fell in the 10th over off Deepti’s delivery while Sarah Taylor (10) also fell to the lbw trap of Shikha Pandey.With the scoreboard reading 38 for 3, Knight and Sciver struck a brilliant partnership to take the score over 100 before Sciver’s run out cost the entire team.We defeat England Women by 66 runs in the 1st ODIThree wickets for Ekta Bisht in the 40th overWe take a 1-0 lead in the three match ODI series #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/80GC4MxKqRadvertisementBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) February 22, 2019Sciver fell in the 31st over with the scoreboard reading 111 for 4. From there, England could score only 25 runs and lost six wickets in 10 overs as India took the match away to take a 1-0 lead in the series.Earlier, Indian women’s team suffered a middle-order collapse to be bundled out for a modest 202 by England. Young Jemimah Rodrigues top-scored with a knock of 48, while skipper Mithali Raj hit 44 and Jhulan Goswami contributed 30.England women dished out a clinical bowling performance with pacer Natalie Sciver (2 for 29) and slow left-arm orthodox bowler Sophie Ecclestone (2 for 27) wreaking havoc on India.After a steady start, India women lost four quick wickets for 10 runs in the middle overs to slump to 95 for 5 at one stage.Later, veteran Mithali and wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia (25) tried to resurrect the innings with a 54-run stand for the sixth wicket.After Mithali’s dismissal, Jhulan ensured that the hosts crossed the 200-run mark.Georgia Elwiss (2-45) also shone with the ball and England’s fielding was also up-to-the mark as they orchestrated three-run outs at the Wankhede Stadium here.Also Read | Mithali Raj urges India to play positive brand of cricket vs England in upcoming seriesAlso Read | Harmanpreet Kaur ruled out of India-England series with ankle injurylast_img read more