Kill Devil Hills Beach Nourishment Complete

first_imgCrews from the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company have completed work in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, according to the town’s latest update.The town reported that at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 the Liberty Island dredge and Great Lakes Dredge and Dock pumped the last load of sand onto Kill Devil Hills’ beaches.The process of equipment demobilization is now underway in the S Street area and will continue until all equipment and piping is removed for transport to Kitty Hawk, the report said.Once pumping operations begin in Kitty Hawk they will be moving south for approximately 800 feet. The crews will then be moving under the Kitty Hawk pier and beginning to pump north into Southern Shores.In Buxton, crews with the Weeks Marine continued to work their way south towards the village of Buxton. Despite last week’s bad weather, the company decided to keep the dredge on site so that pumping can resume soon after sea conditions subside early this week.last_img read more

Kingsbarns returns at Leopardstown

first_img “Kingsbarns is rated 117 and they’ve always thought a lot of him. “Our lad is good this time of year and handles soft ground. There’s also rain forecast which would be in his favour. He’ll give a good account of himself, we know what he is and so does everyone else. “We were delighted with him at the Curragh, it was some effort off 100. Kingsbarns is that far ahead (on ratings) he wouldn’t have to be near 100 per cent fit, though, you’d have thought.” The Ballydoyle handler sent out Declaration Of War in the Listed race 12 months ago who, unbelievable as it seems now, was not even sent off favourite. He had no trouble in beating Bold Thady Quill, who runs again this year, and went on to win the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot and the Juddmonte International at York before finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Press Association Aidan O’Brien will be hoping Kingsbarns, his representative in the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown on Wednesday, enjoys as much subsequent success as last season’s winner. Kingsbarns has a slightly different profile having won the Racing Post Trophy as a juvenile, but he was then not seen until September last season, when tailed off in the Irish Champion Stakes. There was plenty of promise on his next start, though, when third of 12 in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. The fact he remains in training suggests O’Brien feels Kingsbarns is capable of winning some big races this season. Jim Bolger’s Light Heavy is another who showed smart form in the past but has questions to answer. Winner of the Ballysax and Derrinstown Derby trials in 2012, he was third to Camelot in the Irish Derby that season. He ran with credit behind Snow Fairy in the Irish Champion Stakes and went to Dubai last winter, where he failed to cut much ice, and has not been seen since. Bold Thady Quill has already proved his well-being this term, having finished fourth in the Irish Lincoln under a big weight, but his trainer Ken Condon is fully aware of the task ahead of him. “He was second in this last year but we’ve another of Aidan’s to contend with now,” said Condon. last_img read more

Robins go in search of first football title

first_imgKillenaule captain Tony Doyle says they know what to expect.And Tipp FM’s live coverage of this Sunday’s county senior football final comes in association with Arrabawn Tyone Mill, Nenagh. Photo © Tipp FM Killenaule are heading into this weekends County Senior Football Final in positive mood.They’re in their first ever senior football final, having overcome Moyle Rovers in extra time in the semi final.Despite facing fancied Clonmel Commercials, the Robins are optimistic about their chances.last_img read more

Iowa’s March unemployment rate up to 3.7%

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s unemployment rate climbed to 3.7% in March as the state began to see the impact of an economic downturn amid efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a state agency reported Friday.Iowa Workforce Development reported the jobless rate increased from 2.8% in February.Despite the jump in the unemployment rate, officials said the March rate only reflects the beginning of the economic slowdown. A more accurate picture of unemployment is expected next month when April figures are released.The U.S. unemployment rate for March was 4.4%last_img read more

‘We hear you,’ Iowa lawmakers tell protesters as police reform bill passes

first_imgDES MOINES — The Iowa legislature has unanimously passed a police reform bill — responding to the police misconduct the nation saw when a bystander in Minneapolis videotaped the death of George Floyd.Representative Ras Smith of Waterloo called the legislature’s gesture of unity historic.“I’m hopeful because in this time in Iowa, we stepped up to make real change,” Smith said. “…As a body, by default, we’ve committed here today to shouldering a burden, to ensure that George Floyd, or the scores before him, doesn’t take place in our state — not on our watch.”Representative Ako Abdul-Samad of Des Moines said the moment came because legislators are listening to a new generation of “game-changers” who have been protesting.“My beloved brothers and sisters — and I mean all of you — not only are you part of history, you are rectifying history,” Abdul-Samad said.House Majority Leader Matt Windschitl of Missouri Valley turned to the Black Lives Matter protesters in the gallery watching Thursday night’s debate and said three words: “We hear you.”“…Is this the solution to every problem that we have, to every injustice? No,” Windschitl said, “but it’s a damned good start.”The legislation forbids choke holds in all but life-and-death situations and lets the state attorney general investigate deaths caused by police. Once the bill is signed into law –as the governor plans to do — police officers with a proven record of misconduct may not be rehired in Iowa.The House and Senate debated the bill at the same time. For the first time in her tenure, Governor Kim Reynolds walked into both chambers and stood to listen, a silent signal of her approval. Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver of Ankeny, who mentioned the deaths of both George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, said the times require government solutions and this bill is a starting point.“Tonight, we are showing our state and the world that the Iowa Legislature listens to Iowans,”Whitver said, “and we are willing to lead on tough issues.”Whitver also emphasized the bill’s requirement that Iowa law enforcement officers have annual training sessions in “de-escalation” techniques and the prevention of bias.It took less than two-and-a-half hours for the bill to be formally introduced and passed by the House and Senate. The bill wasn’t  debated in the traditional sense. Instead, legislators rose to share their perspectives. Ruth Ann Gaines, a 73-year-old state representative from Des Moines, said the first time she really understood racism was as an eight-year-old, after she heard Emmett Till’s mother speak about her son’s lynching.“I’ve lived a long life in the civil rights movement,” she said. “I’ve sat here year after year listening to debate which I thought showed indifference to what my cause was, so today I am jubilant, I am happy, I am surprised and I am really glad to be a part of it.”Des Moines Black Lives Matter protesters who’d been in the capitol building all day were part of the moment, too. They sat or stood silently in the viewing galleries, many with a fist in the air, as lawmakers spoke, then cast their votes for the bill.Governor Reynolds, in a written statement, said the bill is the result of listening and making a commitment to “meaningful change.”last_img read more


first_imgWhile most of us will be watching the St.Patrick’s Day Parade at home, Alan Parke will be doing it in style.Alan was the winner of the Dry Arch Complex Trip To New York for St Patrick’s Day. Alan was picked from a free draw for customers of the complex which is doing a roaring trade since it reopened before Christmas.Needless to say Alan will be painting the Big Apple green.He is pictured receiving his prize form members of staff at the Dry Arch Complex.  ALAN GETS READY TO TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE! was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Alan Parkecompetition winnerDry Arch Complexnew yorklast_img read more