Crown Estate Scotland hunts for marine boss

first_imgThe manager of the seabed in Scotland, Crown Estate Scotland, is looking to appoint a Head of Marine to drive forward the development of the Scottish ‘blue economy’.The post is an 18-month fixed-term contract that will assist in developing the organization’s marine strategy, and inform longer term decisions on its capacity and structure in the light of marine and other developments.The Head of Marine for the Crown Estate Scotland will lead teams and shape strategy across offshore wind, marine energy, infrastructure – including cables and pipelines – and aquaculture.The successful candidate will be expected to work with key partners to embed the ‘blue strategy’ in Scotland’s priorities for sustainable economic growth.Also, the scope of work includes engaging with the Scottish and UK governments for a favorable policy environment for marine activity.The deadline to apply for the position has been set for August 24, 2018.Crown Estate Scotland, formed in April 2017, is responsible for around half the foreshore around Scotland, leasing of virtually all seabed out to 12 nautical miles and the right to offshore renewable energy and gas and carbon storage out to 200 nautical miles.last_img read more

Oceanside Harbor Dredging Project About to Begin

first_imgManson Construction is making final preparations for the upcoming Oceanside Harbor dredging project.Over the next few days, the company will move its equipment from the recently completed Ventura County dredge project and begin works on the Oceanside scheme.According to the city officials, there have been slight changes to the dredge schedule:April 22 – Fence off Lot 12;April 23 – Mobilize equipment to the Harbor;April 24 – Float plastic dredge pipe onto Harbor Beach;April 29 – Begin dredging operations;May 24 – All dredging is expected to be complete and all equipment will be gone.At this time, Manson expects to place dredged material on North Coast Village beach area for approximately 2-3 days.They will then place dredged material at Surfrider Way for approximately 1 day and from there move to the Pier.Overall, the anticipated mobilization of equipment and vessels is expected to begin on April 22, 2019, with a completion date before Memorial Day weekend, depending upon weather or other factors.last_img read more

LIAT chairman wants CARICOM summit on transportation

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT chairman wants CARICOM summit on transportation by: – January 2, 2013 47 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Liat Chairman Jean Holder reiterated a call for communication, cooperation and alliances between Caribbean carriers that stretches over a long period.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Chairman of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, is calling for a meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders early in 2013 to deal with transportation problems in the region.In a paper to the meeting of major shareholders of the Antigua-based airline over the weekend, Jean Holder said that the summit should be convened to discuss regional air transportation and its critical role in supporting the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).The CSME allows for the free movement of goods, services, skills and people across the 15-member CARICOM grouping and Holder, a former senior executive of the region’s tourism industry, said “the focus of the meeting must not be about blaming the airlines which have given a total of 200 years of service to the region and the countries which have subsidized the rest of the region.“It must be about what is needed to get regional transportation right and what and how much each country which is a beneficiary of the services will contribute to the cause in its own best interests. The agenda must be wide enough to include a number of aviation issues which are related to the proper functioning of regional air transportation.”Holder said the concept of a Single Market and Economy takes for granted the existence of an efficiently run and reasonably priced transportation service that meets the passenger and cargo needs of all Community partners.“Until this is achieved, CARICOM should prioritize the discussion of this item at the highest level. The discussion should not, however, be restricted to how inefficient and expensive are the existing services paid for by a few countries, although this is a legitimate concern.“It should also be about what are the reasons for the inefficiencies and what each member state of CARICOM, other destinations currently served, and all the various tourism partners, such as hoteliers for whom air lift is critical, intend to contribute, financially and otherwise, according to their abilities, to achieve the objectives desired. This is a discussion that many of those who now benefit, and will benefit even more from an improved service, have, to date, refused to entertain.”In his paper, Holder reiterated a call for communication, cooperation and alliances between Caribbean carriers that stretches over a long period.“There are many forms to consider; code sharing, alliances, functional cooperation, a Holding Company, under which each carrier retains its separate persona and an outright merger where all entities become one,” Holder said, noting that the last attempt occurred in 2003, only to collapse when “suddenly, without explanation, Trinidad and Tobago, pulled out of the arrangement”.Holder said the “idea of CARICOM airline alliances must be once more put on the table and a committee, including representatives of the management of the carriers be established, without delay, to examine the feasibility of this concept”.He said the discussions among the regional leaders and stakeholders must take place “with regard to the articles of the CARICOM Multilateral Agreement concerning the operation of Air Services within the Caribbean Community”.Caribbean 360last_img read more

Sites wins, Fleming is second after early Empire State Series spin at Black Rock

first_imgBy Steven OvensDUNDEE, N.Y. (May 22) – With increased pay on the line, Eddie Sites made the most of his run Friday night to pick up the Empire State Series checkers at Black Rock Speedway.The two-time IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour champion led the last 11 of 25 circuits in earning $500, plus lap money, and his career seventh series victory.Chris Fleming, another former Empire State Series champion, set the fast pace the first three laps, restarted at the back of the field and charged through the field to finish second.Fleming and rookie Sparky Hills brought the field to the green flag. Fleming led before very uncharacteristically spinning in turn three but heads-up driving allowed the 23-car field to avoid him.Fleming went to the tail of the field and Harry Ely took the lead from Hills on the ensuing restart.Ely led through lap 14 but the man on a mission was Sites. He drove up on Ely, made the pass for the lead on lap 15 and never looked back.“We just picked them off one by one and once I got to the lead, I backed it down a little bit until I saw someone’s nose,” said Sites, the 2011 and 2012 tour king and current series point leader. “Apparently, Chris was coming pretty good, so I was trying to save my tires.”“We’ve got the points lead right now so we’re just trying to maintain these top five finishes,” he added.Fleming and Brad Sites battled hard for second with Fleming ultimately taking the runner-up spot at the line. Ely was fourth and Jake Maynard completed the top five. Hills’ great run ended late in the race in a spin off the back bumper of Sites as he charged through the field.“I just told dad that was probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever done.  This was the best car I’ve ever had and we’ve won here in the past,” Fleming said of his early spin. “I wish we had about three more laps because I felt we had something for Eddie.”Brad Sites was disappointed to not make it a Sites 1-2 finish but felt positive about their run.“I wish I could have made it a 1-2 finish but Chris got us at the end. It is what it is,” Sites said before joining taking the top three finisher’s photo in victory lane.Robert Wilcox from M&M Auto Sales & Service, the IMCA weekly division sponsor, recruited lap sponsorships.Feature results – 1. Eddie Sites; 2. Chris Fleming; 3. Brad Sites; 4. Harry Ely; 5. Jake Maynard; 6. Keith Lamphere; 7. Rich Karlnoski; 8. Jason Benjamin; 9. Matt Cole; 10. Will Ward; 11. Ken Buck; 12. Brandon Smith; 13. Scott Sebring; 14. Rodney Morgan; 15. Ray McClure; 16. Gary Smith; 17. Bobby Maynard; 18. Sparky Hills; 19. Brad Smith; 20. Tyler Stoddard; 21. Craig Ward; 22. Mike Stoddard; 23. Tony Harris.last_img read more

DNR provides hunting and fishing license updates

first_imgSTATEWIDE – The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that all basic hunting, basic fishing, hunt/fish combo, youth licenses and stamps set to expire on March 31 will be valid for use until May 22.Please maintain a printed or electronic copy with you while hunting/fishing. If you do not have a valid 2019-2020 annual license or stamp, a new 2020-2021 annual license will be needed.For the upcoming 2020 spring wild turkey season, hunters will need a 2020 spring turkey license and valid gamebird habitat stamp.Licenses can be purchased by visiting the Indiana Fish & Wildlife Online License System, open authorized license vendors, or calling the Indiana DNR Customer Service Center at 877-463-6367, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.last_img read more

Wilder: Anthony Joshua a coward

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Deontay Wilder has hit out at heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua, calling the British champion “just a straight coward”. The pair have been feuding for over three years, but are yet to meet in a blockbuster unification fight. Wilder, who is preparing to fight Tyson Fury later this month, showed he still doesn’t hold Joshua in high regard. When asked what he thinks of the 30-year-old, according to The Sun, Wilder said: “Just a straight coward. I just think coward, and that’s it.” Wilder, however, was full of praise for Fury ahead of their highly-anticipated rematch in Las Vegas on February 22. He said: “Fury’s a funny guy, he’s a skillful fighter, good fighter. In my opinion he’s a breath of fresh air. “Being in the heavyweight division, being able to have great fights with a person that can help me promote a fight, because I’ve come up and so many guys don’t talk, or they don’t want to say what they want to do, or hype the crowd. “It’s always been me promoting.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaCOwardDeontay WilderTyson Furylast_img read more

Villas-Boas expects funds in summer

first_img He went on: “For us, the objective is always to improve the team and for that to happen either we have Champions League money to make it easier, or we have to invest and risk a bit more. But the objective is always to better what you did last season. We have to have one direction only.” Villas-Boas immediately turned his attention to Wednesday’s crunch clash against Chelsea, and after his team’s performance against Southampton, no one can blame him. Given that he was sacked after just nine months at the helm at Chelsea, Villas-Boas would be forgiven for wanting to settle an old score with his former employers on Wednesday night. The Portuguese insists that is not the case, however. “I’m not sure (what it will be like to go back),” said Villas-Boas, who also worked at Chelsea as part of Jose Mourinho’s backroom staff. “I’m not sure if enough time has passed for me to feel anything. I was just another manager that passed by. Obviously I spent three great years there when I was on the staff but when I was given more responsibility I wasn’t given enough time. “I have great friends who I don’t want to undermine by what I am saying and the players gave everything for me. It’s fine because sometimes the only option is for a manager to go and I have discussed this at length. “It would be excellent if we got the three points. At the moment it means absolutely nothing; it’s just another opponent in our quest to try to get the nine points that we have to play for.” Press Association The disappointing performance in a 1-0 win over Southampton led to much talk among fans about the need for reinforcements. Tottenham could do with a new striker, and recruits in midfield, while there is speculation that Villas-Boas is on the look out for a new left-back. And it seems the Portuguese has been told he will have money to spend this summer regardless of where Spurs finish. Asked whether he would have different budgets depending on whether he achieved Champions League qualification, the Tottenham manager said: “No. At the moment our future must be analysed in only one direction.” center_img Andre Villas-Boas has been assured that he will have money to spend this summer – even if Tottenham do not qualify for the Champions League.last_img read more

Bassong extends Norwich union

first_img The 27-year-old Cameroon defender arrived at Carrow Road in August 2012 from Tottenham and has since made 47 appearances and scored three goals for the Canaries. Bassong, who was voted player of the year by the fans in his first season with the club, was thrilled to have put pen to paper on a new deal. Norwich captain Sebastien Bassong has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract, committing himself to the club until summer 2016. “I’m really pleased,” he said on “It is something I have been looking forward to doing, as, being team captain, I think it is something really important to commit myself even more to the club.” Norwich boss Chris Hughton was equally satisfied to have secured the defender’s services for the foreseeable future. He said: “We’re delighted that we’ve had the opportunity to extend Seb’s contract – somebody who has been an integral part of everything we’ve done so far and, of course, our player of the season last year.” Bassong recently returned to the Norwich side having struggled for form and fitness this term following knee surgery over the summer, and has now set his sights on getting back to his best. “I had a little bad time with my fitness,” he added. “As people know, I missed pre-season and I had a knee injury and an operation, so I needed time to get back to my best and, while I wasn’t playing, I was working hard on my fitness, so now I feel better and am back on track.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Van Gaal drops fresh Spurs hint

first_img Italy coach Cesare Prandelli, meanwhile, has brushed aside rumours that he could be in charge of Tottenham next season. The 56-year-old has yet to announce if he will continue in charge of Italy after the World Cup in Brazil, with his current deal expiring in July. “Me to Tottenham next season? This is fantasy football,” Prandelli said to Italian TV station Rai. “Now it’s too soon to talk about my future but after the friendly with Spain on March 5, we will have a meeting with (Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo) Abete and other federation members.” Prandelli, who guided Italy to finish runners-up in Euro 2012, has won 22 and lost 10 of his 50 games in charge of the Azzurri so far. Holland coach Louis van Gaal has dropped a fresh hint that he would welcome an approach from Tottenham following the World Cup finals. Quoted in the Guardian, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager said: “I will definitely not be in charge for the Euro 2016 qualification campaign. I don’t know where I will go next. “Normally I go with my pension, and go to live in Portugal (where he owns a property), but maybe there will come a new challenge. “I have said before that a challenge should be a club in the Premier League. That’s a challenge. “Maybe Tottenham are coming but, first, we have to go to Brazil.” Last week Van Gaal, who is out of contract with the Oranje after the World Cup, stressed he would not limit his options to Tottenham. He told the Daily Mail: “I am mostly interested in England because I have been a coach in Spain, Germany, in the Netherlands so I think England is the next step in my career. “It could be another club (other than Spurs), it depends on the vacancies because Spurs were already (in touch) with me. “I prefer to be focused on this World Cup and now there’s another coach (Sherwood) so as coach, you cannot say ‘I go to that club or that club’, it depends on circumstances.” The 62-year-old was linked with the White Hart Lane post after Andre-Villas Boas was sacked earlier this season but the job eventually went to Tim Sherwood, who signed an 18-month contract in north London. Van Gaal confirmed he would not continue as Holland boss beyond the World Cup finals in Brazil and suggested working in the Barclays Premier League would provide him with a “new challenge”. Press Associationlast_img read more

Indian board rejects dope tests by national body

first_imgNew Delhi, India (AFP) — India’s cricket board yesterday heightened a battle with the country’s anti-doping agency over who has the right to test players for banned drugs.Although two players have failed tests carried out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in three years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has refused to allow tests by India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri wrote to NADA and the sports ministry reaffirming the refusal to cooperate, which the governing body says is a threat to India’s compliance with WADA’s code.“It is relevant to mention here that BCCI is not a national sports federation. Accordingly, NADA does not have jurisdiction to conduct dope testing of Indian cricketers in any domestic or international event organised or under the aegis of BCCI,” Johri wrote to NADA chief Navin Agarwal.Because of this “there is no requirement for any BCCI official to co-ordinate with NADA for dope testing of Indian cricketers” in or out of competition.“The BCCI already has a robust dope testing mechanism which is employed both during competitions and out of competitions,” Johri wrote to the sports ministry.The International Cricket Council (ICC) is a signatory to the WADA code and Johri said that as an ICC member the Indian body has implemented the ICC anti-doping code since 2011.last_img read more