National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Awards Tetra Tech $49 Million Coastal Geospatial Contract

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Beach Project Stalled With Dredge Still Under Repair

first_imgHigh tide and a northeast swell on Sunday filled a giant tidal pool on the beach at 51st Street at the edge of the project area in Ocean City, NJ. Repair of the dredge powering the south end beach replenishment project is taking longer than anticipated.The Army Corps of Engineers had announced July 31, August 6, then August 9 or 10 for the pr0jected return to work of the hopper dredge Liberty Island. All those dates have passed with no sign of the ship.Work is now tentatively scheduled to resume on Wednesday (Aug. 12), Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Richard Pearsall said on Monday morning.With equipment consolidated into a small area, all beaches in Ocean City remain open during a dredge repair.The engine on the Liberty Island died on May 30 and the ship had been in port for seven weeks as it was replaced. It returned to Ocean City on July 20 for what was expected to be the restart of  work. But the dredge broke again on its first test pump.A reduction gearbox has to be repaired, and the Liberty Island is port in Norfolk, Va.The delays have kept all Ocean City beaches open through the heart of the summer vacation season, but they’re also pushing the restart of work into the heart of hurricane season (though, as of Monday, there was no tropical activity anywhere in the Atlantic Ocean).Work to rebuild eroded beaches between 37th and 59th streets in Ocean City began April 16 and was expected to be complete by mid-July. But the dredge has now been under repair for about 72 days after working for only 44 days.The project is now expected to be complete at the end of September.The hopper dredge is a ship that pumps sand into its hold from an offshore borrow area, then travels closer to Ocean City to hook up with a pipeline that feeds the new sand onto the beach.Crews from the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois have completed work between 37th Street and 47th Street. The current phase of the project started at 55th Street and was moving toward 47th Street when the dredge died at 52nd Street.Work is scheduled to resume at 51st Street and move north toward 47th Street. But Pearsall said on Monday that the contractor may revisit certain areas that had been completed earlier to make sure they still fit the profile for the completed project (after 10 weeks of potential erosion).The final phase of the project was scheduled to start at 55th Street and move southward to 59th Street.When it’s done, Ocean City will have received approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on approximately 2.5 miles of beach from 37th Street to 59thStreet. The $57 million project includes Strathmere and Sea Isle City, and is funded entirely by the federal government.Bids on a renourishment project at the north end of the island are expected to be opened on Aug. 18 with a contract awarded within another two to three weeks. Specifications call for that work to be complete by March 1.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Supreme Court wants DNA rule, law compared

first_img July 1, 2001 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Supreme Court wants DNA rule, law compared Supreme Court wants DNA rule, law compared Senior Editor The Florida Supreme Court has ordered the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee to compare a proposed rule on DNA testing for inmates with a recent state law on that issue, following a June 6 oral argument on the suggested rule. The court asked the committee, in a June 12 order, to have an amended petition filed by July 6. The order didn’t come as a surprise. Oral arguments had barely begun on proposed Rule 3.853 when Chief Justice Charles Wells asked 18th Circuit Judge O.H. Eaton, Jr., chair of the rules committee, if there would be confusion between the proposed rule and a recently enacted state law on the same subject. Other justices expressed a similar concern. “We all feel that it’s critically important that to the extent we can we coordinate these two efforts and that the rule contains a careful consideration of the legislation,” Justice Harry Lee Anstead said. Eaton said he would be willing to take the proposed rule and new law to his panel’s fast track committee and get back to the court, and Anstead said that would be “helpful.” Justice Pariente said the court wants to see the differences and conflicts between the proposed rule and the new law. But the justices also used the opportunity to question the parties before them on the nuances of both the law and the proposed rule. Although technically divided into opposing parties, all four lawyers appearing Eaton and former committee Chair Robert Wills for the rule, and 11th Circuit Assistant Public Defender Christina Spaulding, representing the Florida Public Defenders Association, and James T. Miller, representing the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on the other side said they favored some sort of DNA rule and all expressed reservations about some part of the proposed rule, new law, or both. Eaton told the court he thought the law was an improvement over the proposed rule because the rule only contemplated DNA retesting in cases where exoneration is the issue. The law allows retesting where the result could be a reduced sentence, such as a case where an inmate was less involved in a crime than thought. But he said a problem with the law is it only affects those who were found guilty and not those who entered a plea. He said that has implications for the court’s habeas corpus powers, noting that the law, like the proposed rule, has a two-year time limit. The law does impinge on procedural issues that are under the courts’ purview, Eaton said, but its good points include requiring preservation of DNA testing and spelling out how the testing will be done. Wills noted that while the evidence preservation part of the bill takes effect July 1, the remainder has an effective date of October 1, giving the court some time to harmonize the rule and law. He also said the court should not be reluctant to make changes in the rule. “When we passed this rule in January, our goal was to get something up here in front of this court as soon as possible,” Wills said. He noted that the two-year time limit to seek DNA testing was included because it was necessary to get the two-thirds vote necessary to approve the rule. Most committee members would have approved it without the time limit, but “some saw a need for finality in the process,” he said. In response to a question from Justice Fred Lewis, Wills said the law is better than the rule because the statute allows for future testing if improved technology becomes available, while the rule has no such provision. Spaulding called for testing to apply to cases where inmates plead guilty. “Justice is not served if the wrong person is in prison,” she said. “There are no demonstrable good reasons for keeping an innocent person in prison only because they pled guilty.” She noted the current case of Jerry Frank Townsend, a retarded man who pleaded guilty to a rape and six South Florida murders more than 20 years ago but recently was cleared of four of the murders by DNA tests. Review of the other two cases is pending. Miller said the court should treat DNA the same as any other newly discovered evidence, adding that is a procedural matter properly determined by the court, not the legislature. For most new evidence, inmates must only show there is a high probability it would have affected the outcome of the case, while the DNA law and rule requires them to allege it would prove their innocence, he said. He also agreed with Wills that the rule should allow future tests if improved technology becomes available.last_img read more

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Cuomo Holds Off Teachout Challenge in NY Dem Primary

first_img“I want to thank the extraordinary people who helped make this night possible,” Teachout said during her concession speech at Hudson Terrace in New York City. “The fracktivists! The public finance activists! The teachers and parents who are fighting for the education of their children.” “I will not be the next governor of this state,” Teachout added, “but the Democrats have spoken and they have been heard.” Wu, who was mingling with the crowd prior to the polls closing, was the first to concede. “We need to renew our party’s commitment to economic justice,” he told the crowd. “We need to be the party that believes in America, in integrity.” “Zephyr Teachout is the cure for cynicism,” he added. The stage is now set for the gubernatorial race between Cuomo and Republican candidate, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive.Zephyr Teachout during her concession speech after losing the democratic primary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I will not be the next governor of this state,” she said, “but the Democrats have spoken and they have been heard.” (Jaime Franchi/Long Island PressTeachout and Wu used the campaign to essentially accuse Cuomo of being a closet Republican who is so beholden to his wealthy contributors that he’s incapable of standing up for Democratic values and therefore unable to eradicate corruption in Albany.Teachout, a Fordham Law professor, infused energy into her campaign despite little name recognition by rallying behind a growing group of educators and parents against Common Core, as well as environmentalists who for years have called on Cuomo to ban hydrofracking.In the end, however, Teachout’s insurgent campaign couldn’t dethrone the incumbent Cuomo, who remains popular across the state and went into the primary with a significant financial advantage.Cuomo claimed victory without doing much campaigning at all. He chose not to engage Teachout in public or face off in any debates—even going so far as to say some debates he’s been in actually turned out to be a “disservice to democracy.”In the weeks leading up to the primary Cuomo chose not to even acknowledge Teachout’s existence and was caught on video during a Labor Day parade ignoring her even though she was standing only several feet away from him.“Where’s Mayor Bill de Blasio?” Cuomo is heard saying in the video as Teachout awkwardly stood nearby. “Where’s the mayor when you need him? Where’s the mayor? We need the mayor!”Cuomo’s campaign’s tried twice to knock Teachout off the ballot by challenging her residency in court, but failed both times.Teachout’s campaign was much more spirited.Lt. Gov. hopeful Timothy Wu at the Teachout/Wu primary party in New York City. (Jaime Franchi/Long Island Press)She accused Cuomo of failing to live up to Democratic principles while she traveled across the state. Teachout pledged to ban fracking and said she’d discontinue Common Core education standards. Teachout, who authored a book about corruption in America that hits shelves this week, said voters could trust her with cleaning up Albany.And she blasted Cuomo as corrupt, using a recent New York Times expose about Cuomo’s disbanded Moreland Commission to bolster her point. (The Times reported that Cuomo’s aides frequently meddled with the anti-corruption panel when investigators got too close to the governor or organizations that supported him.)Teachout gained steam as primary day neared, but it was her running mate Wu who perhaps got the biggest boost when the Times endorsed him over Hochul in the race for lieutenant governor.Wu, a Columbia Law professor and champion of Internet freedoms—he coined the term “Net Neutrality”—was seen by political observers as the opponent with the best chance to threaten the Cuomo/Hochul ticket.Hochul, a one-term congresswoman from a conservative district in Buffalo, is largely unknown downstate. The Wu camp spent a great deal of time attacking Hochul, who once received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and joined a minority of Democrats (17) who voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt during a hearing into a botched gun-trafficking sting.In her concession speech, Teachout expressed pride in what the ticket accomplished, despite falling short. “This is still a big moment and I still want to celebrate it,” she said. “We have made history.” “Albany has been in the grip of the politics of fear,” she continued. “Democrats don’t have to be afraid anymore. It’s okay to speak up.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday comfortably defeated his Democratic challenger Zephyr Teachout in a primary that progressive Democrats used to assail Cuomo’s alleged right-leaning policies, hoping that a competitive showing by Teachout would force the governor to lean left on hot-button issues.Cuomo’s running mate Kathy Hochul was also victorious, holding off Timothy Wu, her challenger for lieutenant governor. The Associated Press called both races just before 10:20 p.m. With 46-percent of precincts reporting, both Cuomo and Hochul had 60 percent of the votes. Teachout and Wu grabbed 35 and 40 percent of the votes respectively.The New York State Democratic Committee used Twitter to relay a statement from Cuomo’s camp: last_img read more

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Parkway Fatal Hit-and-run Driver Sought

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State police are looking for a hit-and-run suspect that was involved in a crash that killed another driver on the Southern State Parkway on Friday morning.The suspect’s vehicle was described as a light-colored SUV, possibly gray, with tinted windows, significant front-end damage and a possible partial NY license plate of GHJ, police said.The suspect was involved in a collision with another vehicle while driving eastbound on the parkway west of Route 110 at 6:30 a.m., police said.The driver of the second vehicle crashed and died. The victim’s identity was not immediately available.The suspect’s SUV was last seen heading southbound on Route 110, heading toward Amityville.Troopers ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-756-3300.last_img read more

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Does the credit union difference matter to millennials?

first_imgAs of a week ago, I am proud to say that I am now a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) after attending Development Education (DE) Training – Fall 2015 best class ever! To keep it short, because I could go on for pages about this experience, it was truly life changing and invigorating. If you’ve heard about DE and have contemplated going – do it! It will change your life in more ways than one.That aside, one of the aspect of DE (spoiler alert) is working on a final case study. With a group of classmates, you work together to problem solve and propose solutions for credit unions to help alleviate or eliminate challenging situations in any given area.  My group (image on the right-all phenomenal credit union people!) was given the issue of millennial membership growth, something that is written about and discussed heavily in the credit union industry. According to Credit Union Times, the average age of a credit union member is 47, leaving plenty of room for improvement. Being a millennial myself, this cord strikes close to home.One of the questions we had to answer was – does the credit union difference matter to the younger generation? To answer this question, we had to first paint a picture of this generation and figure out what this generation value’s in life and in a financial partner. Here’s what we know about millennials:They want to belong to an ethical institution that is bigger than themselves, and they want to feel a sense of connection to their community. continue reading » 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Glasgow offices

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Antique under ‘enhanced’ community quarantine

first_imgUnder theEO, the provincial government also adopted work from home for employeesauthorized by their respective department heads and division chiefs. Parenaadded that the quarantine pass, however, is transferable to other members ofthe family aged 18 to 60 years old who do not exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms. Accordingto Colonel Roy Parena, Antique Police Provincial Office director andInter-Agency Task Force for COVID-19 chairperson on March 23, the decision cameafter Western Visayas recorded to positives cases of the said virus. SAN JOSE,Antique – This province has been placed under enhanced community quarantine ina bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Employees of the local government unit of Caluya, Antique disinfect their municipal hall as one of the preventive measures against the coronavirus disease 2019. MUNICIPALITY OF CALUYA Cadiao, onthe other hand, cited the exceptions of the EO as the province ensures thedelivery of public service while observing social distancing and otherpreventive health measures. The staffof the Provincial Warden’s Office, skeletal workforce of the Office of theGovernor, provincial guards, and the personnel of the Provincial Administratorshall continue to report for work at the Capitol. Under theEO, all mayors of the 18 towns in the province are enjoined to implement theenhanced community quarantine within their respective territorialjurisdictions.center_img “Thealternative work arrangement shall be adopted for the duration of State ofPublic health Emergency and shall be applicable until Proclamation Number 922is lifted by the President of the Republic of the Philippines,” Cadiao said.(With a report from PNA/PN) “ExecutiveOrder (EO) Number 36 was issued by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao last March 22, whichplaced Antique under enhanced community quarantine until March 31,” he said. “Only onequarantine pass per household shall be provided by the barangay captain totheir constituents,” he said. “Asessential frontliners in the fight against COVID-19, the skeletal workforce ofthe Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Provincial SocialWelfare and Development Office, Peace, Order and Public Safety, ProvincialHealth Office, all hospitals and infirmaries of the Provincial Government ofAntique are exempted and shall continue to perform their vital functions tomitigate the threat of the disease,” Cadiao said in the EO.  The Provincial Procurement and ManagementUnit, along with the Bids and Awards Committee shall also continue their duties. The 590barangays in Antique are instructed to issue one quarantine pass per householdin order to limit the number of people going out to procure their food suppliesand other essential needs. last_img read more

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AquaTrojans Sink Golden Bears

first_imgIndividual winners include:Jackson Ketcham – 200 Free, 100 FreeEmily Hafertepen – 200 IMNick Weber – 200 IM, 100 BackJohn Crawley – 1-meter divingMackenzie Schantz – 100 Fly, 500 FreeKyra Hall – 100 FreeMatthew Badinghaus – 500 FreeTara Hall – 100 BackRay Krider 100 Breast East Central AquaTrojans took down the Shelbyville Golden Bears on Tuesday night in St. Leon.  EC Girls won 108-78, EC boys won 113-70. Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.center_img EC won all 6 relays.  EC travels to Connersville on Friday and Saturday for the Connersville Invitational.  Go AquaTrojans!!!last_img read more

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Chelsea have loaned center back Daniel

first_imgPappoe to League One campaigners Colchester United for six months.The 19-year-old Ghanaian prospect – who has lived in London since an early age and has been in the Chelsea system since age 12 – is looking to put his injury troubles behind him and get his once-promising career back on track. With a couple serious knee injuries already part of his dossier, Pappoe is desperately in need of some consistent match time, a bit of luck, and some measure of success.His Chelsea contract, his first professional deal, expires at the end of this current season.“We’re getting the paperwork through and Daniel will be with us until January.”“He’s a player I’ve seen when I’ve been on the circuit and he’s a very assured centre-back who needs a breakthrough now. He gives us great strength, power and an opportunity to work the ball. He’s young and he reminds me a bit of George Elokobi, when he first came to Colchester.”Joe Dunne, Colchester United managerPappoe was all set for Ghana’s under-20 World Cup campaign this summer before swelling in the knee prevented him from training properly. The young defender is looking to put an injury plagued season behind him,which led to him being cut from the final team of Ghana’s Black Satellites.last_img read more

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