Work under the Post Florence Renourishment project continues to progress eastward towards the Summer Winds (Indian Beach), informs the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.According to the county officials, the dredge Liberty Island is now going to be accompanied by the second dredge, the Ellis Island.The second dredge will arrive on the site a couple of days earlier than first scheduled, starting the pumping operations in the 1st week of April.The officials also added that both dredges will work in tandem to complete the Reach 1 in East Emerald Isle.The Post Florence scheme – awarded to the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) – will utilize 945,446 cubic yards of sand obtained from the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) associated with Morehead City Federal Navigation Project.Emerald Isle (EI), Indian Beach (IB), and the unincorporated area of Salter Path (SP) will receive 617,131 cy, 271,905 cy, and 56,410 cy, respectively along 5.2 miles of shorelines.The Post Florence Project is scheduled to be completed by April 30, 2019.
A teenager was arrested after body slamming an elderly woman and throwing her in this pool. A 16-year-old Florida teen has been arrested by the Broward Sheriff’s Office after video footage surfaced of him body slamming a 65-year-old woman and throwing her in a pool.The teenager, Joseph Leon Balfour, 16, of Margate, assaulted the woman after she complained about noise at a pool party.Balfour turned himself in to authorities around 5 p.m. Monday and was arrested. He faces a charge of one count of battery on a person 65 years of age or older.Balfour will be processed at the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center, and transported to the Broward Regional Juvenile Facility.Video shared on social media shows the woman entering the pool area at the Players Place apartment complex in North Lauderdale on Saturday with her two small dogs.The woman can be seen asking people to lower the noise at the party.A group of revelers surround the woman, laughing and recording video with their cell phones.A man in a red shirt is then seen picking up the woman and falling to the ground. It’s not known whether the man attempted to body slam the woman, of if he slipped on the wet pavement.After the fall, the man picks up the woman and throws her into the pool while she continued to hold the leash of her dogs. The dogs don’t appear to go into the water.Party attendees can be heard screaming and laughing as they quickly ran away from the area.The Broward Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident and looking to speak with witnesses.It’s not known what injuries, if any, the woman suffered.
The National Sports Authority Medical Directorate and National Ambulance Service will organize a Sports/Emergency medicine seminar for all medics and paramedics attached to all football clubs and sporting associations.The seminar which will take place at the Media Centre of the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:00am-2:00 pm is to address nagging issues affecting the health of footballers and other sportsmen, especially on the field of play.Each club and association is expected to nominate at least two Medical Persons (Masseurs, Physiotherapists, Medical Doctor) to attend the seminar.A statement issued from the health directorate of the National Sports Authority and signed by the assistant administrative Rafiq Arthur, said an amount of 50 cedis will charged each participant, the amount which will cover lunch and course materials.Among the topics to be discussed include, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid in sports, sudden collapse and sudden cardiac death; African statistics, on-pitch and immediate management of the injured player.The seminar is opened to medics and paramedics attached to various sporting associations including security agencies, all physicians, physiotherapists and masseurs attached to national teams, premier clubs, divisions 1 & 2 and soccer academies as well as all first responders at the various stadia and soccer pitches dotted all over the country.
Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman received death threats after no-call in NFC championship “As a direct result of the said incident, plaintiffs herein have been left bereft and with no faith in the National Football league for fairness despite the league’s own rules to correct such errors, along with emotional anguish, monetary loss for ticket holders, who purchases tickets with the presumption of integrity and fairness,” the lawsuit read, per the Advocate.The Rams went on to win the NFC championship game, 26-23, in overtime and advanced to Super Bowl 53, where Los Angeles will face the Patriots on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan, however, denied the request Thursday, according to the New Orleans Advocate.Saints season-ticket holders Tommy Badeaux and Candis Lambert filed the lawsuit last week, according to the Advocate, which claimed Saints fans suffered incredible damages from the missed call. The damages included mental anguish, emotional trauma and loss of enjoyment of life, among other aspects. Related News A judge has ruled in favor of the NFL as part of a Saints-related lawsuit following controversy for a botched call in the NFC championship game.The lawsuit, which was filed in New Orleans Civil District Court, requested to have NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enforce a rule that would allow the end of the Saints-Rams game to be replayed due to the missed pass interference call late in the fourth quarter because of “extraordinarily unfair acts.”
The government has launched a consultation into potential government support options for the British Steel pension scheme.The defined benefit scheme has approximately 130,000 members, with assets and liabilities totalling around £14 billion.The consultation aims to determine the best course of action, if any, that the government could take as part of its broader support measures for the UK steel industry. It also aims to provide clarification for members of the pension scheme while supporting the Tata Steel UK sale process.Under a sale agreement, the pension scheme may be required to be separated from the business and enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).The pension scheme does not have the necessary funds to pay all of the scheme members the pensions they were originally promised, but it does have the funds to pay the majority of members the same as or higher than the PPF, which caps compensation payments at £33,678 annually.This course of action would not cap higher pensions but would reduce members’ pension payments by reducing the amount by which the pension was set to increase in the future.To implement these changes, the government would need to amend pension protection laws to enable the trustees to adjust the scheme rules without gaining the consent of members.The consultation will discuss the proposed changes put forward by Tata Steel and the pension scheme trustees, analysing whether reducing the amount of pension promised to employees is a more workable option than having pension scheme members enter the PPF.The government is consulting on these proposals to ensure that it is in the best interests of scheme members and also that it will not negatively impact defined benefit pension schemes more widely.The consultation closes on 23 June 2016. It is open to responses from the public, including the steel industry, members of the scheme, Tata Steel UK employees, the pensions industry, and employers paying into the PPF.Allan Johnston, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the British Steel pension scheme, said: “The Trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme welcomes the government’s decision to consult on changes to the law applying to the scheme.“The Trustee will be writing to members over the coming days to make clear its belief that, with government support, it should be possible to modify benefits so as to allow the scheme to remain outside the Pension Protection Fund indefinitely and on a low-risk basis. Although this would entail future pension increases being cut back from their current levels, benefits would be more generous than those provided by the PPF for the vast majority of scheme members.“The primary focus of the Trustee is to secure the best outcome for scheme members. While the current pension protection framework provides a valuable safeguard for pension scheme members generally, the circumstances of the British Steel pension scheme are such that its assets could be better used in paying member benefits than potentially swelling a PPF surplus or insurance [firms’] profits.”