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Keller Makes Good Progress in Dubai

first_imgAn extensive new harbor complex that will attract large cruise ships to one of the Middle East’s most iconic locations is underway, with Keller nearing completion on some innovative deep compaction works.The new 20-million-square-foot Dubai Harbor, which will sit adjacent to the famous Palm Jumeirah, will feature the region’s largest marina, as well as a cruise ship terminal, a 135m-tall lighthouse featuring a luxury hotel, and various retail and entertainment spaces.Led by developer Meraas Holding, the project is the cornerstone of the Emirate’s vision to attract 20 million tourists a year by 2020.The project requires substantial land reclamation to create a new peninsula, and the work was contracted to leading international dredging specialists, Van Oord. In turn, Van Oord has brought in Keller for its expertise in ground improvement.Compaction experts“Vibro compaction is one of our core products in the Middle East and this is our third contract in a row for Van Oord, building on what is already a successful relationship,” commented Guido Freitag, Technical Director. “We’re very experienced in this type of work – over the last 25 years there’s been a lot of reclamation and development in the region, and since 2000 we’ve carried out more than 200 million cubic meters of ground compaction.”In late February, Keller started the project by beginning ground compaction on seven million cubic meters across approximately 380,000m² of land.“Van Oord chose us not only because of our expertise and competitive price, but because we were able to bring some innovative thinking, cutting costs and saving time on what is a time-critical project,” Guido Freitag added.Typically, there are two ways to compact the ground on the sloping edge of reclaimed land – either from a marine platform or by temporarily extending the reclamation so the equipment can reach the end of the slope from a dry platform (the overfill). The dredging contractor would then need to cut the overfill back to the desired shape, reusing or disposing of excess material.“Our solution was to use a larger-than-usual crawler crane, eliminating the need for expensive marine equipment or extensive overfill and cutback,” said Raja Mohamad who, with more than 25 years’ experience with Keller, led the site operations as project manager. “When the shoreline is as long as this [2,675m], a 20m-wide overfill would have added close to an extra million cubic metres and had a big impact on schedule and cost.”Keller was also able to support the client’s idea for the reclaimed land’s source material. Initially, Van Oord was going to have to dredge from an approved area out at sea, but since they also had to dredge a channel to allow large cruise ships access to the harbor, they wanted to reuse this material.With Keller’s works due to be completed by the end of November, the project is on target to be a high-profile success.last_img read more

Maxine Combs

first_imgMaxine Combs, 67 of Milan passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. Maxine was born in Batesville, IN on Saturday December 31, 1949 to Elvin and Bessie (Watkins) Quicksall. She married Ronald Rollie Combs December 28, 1988 and he survives. She was a member of the Moores Hill Church of Christ. Maxine greatest passion in life was taking care of her family and spending as much time with her grandchildren as possible.  Her family said her heart was pure as gold.Maxine is survived by husband: Ronald Rollie Combs of Milan; sons: Bryan (Dawn) Wentz of Noblesville; Ronnie (Tina) Combs of Brookville; Benji (Kendra) Combs of Milan; Russell Wayne (Pam) Combs of Salem, MO; daughter: April (Ronald) McDaniel of West Harrison; mother: Bessie Kelley of Richmond, Ky; brothers: Kenny Quicksall of Greensburg; Ronnie Quicksall of Greensburg; Randy Quicksall of Rising Sun; Chuck Hawkins of Jacksonville, FL; Stan Hawkins of Baltimore, Maryland; sister: April Dodd. 15 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father: Elvin Quicksall, daughter: Brittany Combs, sister: Brenda Baker, foster parents: Robert & Ann Hawkins.Funeral services will be at 10AM Friday March 17, 2017 at Moores Hill Church of Christ 13567 State Road 350 Moores Hill, IN 47032 with Tito Pel officiating.  Burial will follow in Hogan Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday March 16, 5-8PM also at the church. Memorials may be made to the Moores Hill Church of Christ or American Cancer Society.  Sibbett-Moore entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032. (812)744-3280.  Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Shirley M. Armstrong, 85

first_imgShirley M. Armstrong, 85, former resident of Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, July11, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. Born November 3, 1934 in Paynesville, Michigan, she was the daughter of August W. and Lempi F. (Haara) Ivio. Shirley was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and the Home Economics Club “Modern Trends”. She loved her family, was an avid traveler, and a wonderful friend to many. She and her husband Bill served in their church with much love and devotion for many years.  She was married to William R. “Bill” Armstrong on August 27, 1955 and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2009.  She is survived by two daughters: Debra Armstrong (Russell Kowal), Goshen, NY;  Cheryl Armstrong, Denver, CO; one son, Robert Armstrong (Debbie), Shelbyville, KY; one brother, Kenneth Ivio (Jane), Bruce Crossing, MI; three grandchildren, Noah Berger (Serena), Adria Zeppa (Antonio), and Leanna Fritsch (Chaz). And four great grandchildren whom she adored: Remy, Mila, Raya, and Elia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, and one brother. Private Graveside Services were held for the family in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Hellas Verona relegated to second division after loss to Milan

first_imgRome, May 6: AC Milan outplayed Hellas Verona 4-1 in late season action in Serie A, making official Hellas’s relegation to Serie B, the Italian league’s second division.With the win, AC Milan has 60 points and has provisionally leapfrogged Atalanta into sixth place in Serie A, a spot that would earn them a berth in the Europa League’s second qualifying round.Hellas, for its part, will bid farewell to Serie A just one season after earning its promotion to the top-tier league. IANSlast_img read more

India May Deliberately Lose To Oust Pakistan: Basit Ali

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali has claimed that India will “never want Pakistan” to make it to the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup and that’s why the Men in Blue might perform badly and intentionally lose their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.Pakistan journalist Saj Sadiq posted a video of Ali making these comments on a TV show on Pakistan-based channel Ary News before Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men defeated New Zealand by six wickets in Birmingham on Wednesday.“India will never want Pakistan to make it to the semi-finals. They have matches remaining against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Everyone saw the fashion in which they won against Afghanistan,” said Ali, who played 19 Tests and 50 ODIs for Pakistan“They’ll play in such a way that nobody will come to know what has happened. What happened in India’s match against Afghanistan? What did Australia do against India? What did David Warner do?” asked the 48-year-old as he claimed that India intentionally played poorly against Afghanistan and that David Warner deliberately underperformed against India.Pakistan, after suffering an embarrassing 89-run loss to India, made a strong comeback in the tournament, defeating South Africa and New Zealand. They have seven points in as many games and are currently locked in a fierce four-way battle for the semi-final spot with England, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.In order to qualify for the knockout stage, the 1992 champions need to win their remaining two games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh to be played on June 29 (Saturday) and July 5 respectively.India, on the other hand, are sitting pretty in the top four with 11 points from six games. IANSAlso Read: India Thrash West Indies To Put One Foot in World Cup Semislast_img read more

Some players deliberately underperformed in 2009 NZ series: Naved

first_imgLAHORE: A number of senior players “deliberately under-performed” during Pakistan’s 2009 ODI series against New Zealand in the UAE because they were unhappy with Younis Khan’s captaincy, former pacer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan has alleged. While speaking on a local news channel as quoted by, Naved said: “We lost two ODI matches against New Zealand in UAE during 2009 because some of the players involved deliberately did not play well, and I sat out that tour.””I did not play because I had told Younis Khan that this was the conspiracy against you and that I am also a part of that plot. This was not a rebellion against Younis Khan. He was a good cricketer and I did play alongside him so there were no issues except that when he became captain, he became a different person. Some seniors, and I won’t name names as they may have had aspirations of being captains themselves, got us involved in this whole affair as well to further their aims. We were about seven to eight people involved in this.” IANS Also Read: Hard to foresee crowds of fans returning ‘any time soon’: FA chief Greg Clarke Also Watch: Gaurav Gogoi In an exclusive chat with Oineetom Ojah only on Sentinel Assamlast_img read more

Guyana’s female hockey team to compete in Canada Indoor

first_imgA NATIONAL indoor selection team is scheduled to travel today to Toronto, Canada to compete in the upcoming Field Hockey Canada Invitational Indoor Hockey Tri-Nation series, scheduled for March 22 to 24.Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) was initially hoping to enter male and female teams, as there is nothing else on the indoor hockey calendar internationally, to prepare teams before the next Indoor Pan American Cup (IPAC) being held in March 2020 in Pennsylvania.There were some difficulties in managing to achieve both, especially on the male side, and so the men will be unable to attend.The ladies have been preparing since early January at the National Gymnasium under the guidance of head coach Philip Fernandes.Eight of the twelve players remain from the 2017 national team who competed in the IPAC held for the first time in Guyana in 2017.Those players are goalkeeper Alysa Xavier, Marisha Fernandes, Trisha Woodroffe, Marzana Fiedtkou, Nicole Eastman, Gabriella Xavier, Minsodia Culpepper and Latacia Cheong.The GHB, in using this event as a preparation for 2020 and beyond, has opted to give the opportunity to new, young players who show the potential to be good representatives of the country for the future.As a result, it has named its youngest-ever squad which features two reserves, three 14-year-olds, two 15-year-olds and others in their early twenties.Coach Fernandes has lamented the loss of Aliyah Gordon due to injury, as he considers her to be one of those special players around whom the future of women’s hockey can be built.Fernandes, however, is very excited by the several teenagers in the line-up as he feels that they are among the most talented players we have seen in recent years in the women’s programme.The team will face Canada’s national team, a President’s XI as well as the national team of Kazakhstan, who represented Asia in the last Indoor World Cup in Berlin.Fernandes indicated that the two countries, Canada and Kazakhstan, boast far superior reputations in indoor hockey than Guyana and he expressed great appreciation for the invitation from Field Hockey Canada and their willingness to include Guyana in the series.While Fernandes is cautiously optimistic of his team’s chances, he thinks that it is exactly what the local ladies need at this very moment.He indicated that the young players need to be exposed to this level of tough competition where they can see, experience and appreciate indoor hockey, its toughness and the level of physical and skilful play required to be at the top.Fernandes’ only regret during preparation was that players were unable to train on the tiled floor at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, as the multi-sport facility would not have been available for these months.He, however, was appreciative for the use of the gymnasium, which, although has a different and slower matt surface, allowed the team to get through its training.Matches will all be played at the University of Toronto’s Athletics Centre and will begin on Friday, March 22.The full Guyana squad reads:Abosaide CadoganAlysa XavierGabriella XavierMarisha FernandesTrisha WoodroffeSarah KlautkyLatacia CheungNicole EastmanMinsodia CulpepperTekeisha DeleonMarzana FiedtkouMakeda HardingReserves: Charlia Webb and Madison FernandesCoach: Philip FernandesManager: Tiffany Solomonlast_img read more

Sebastian Vettel admits going vegan Lewis Hamilton-style for 6 weeks in 2018

first_img WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written By Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel did not have a great 2019 season and according to latest media reports in Italy, the German driver will have five races to retain his place in the Ferrari roster for the 2020 season. Vettel had a turbulent second half to the season in which he was involved in a crash with teammate Charles LeClerc during the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ferrari also faced disappointment despite starting strongly. The Italian outfit finished the 2019 season at the second place in the Constructors’ Championship. While talks about the German’s future continues to be in the spotlight, he gave an insight on how he took a leaf out of rival Lewis Hamilton’s book of nutrition and imposed a vegan diet on himself for six weeks and learning a lot from the experience during the 2018 season.Also Read: Are Sebastian Vettel’s Days At Ferrari Numbered? 2020 F1 Season Crucial For The GermanF1: Sebastian Vettel vegan dietThe 6-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton converted to a plant-based diet back in 2017 and never missed an opportunity to talk about its merits, not only for its health benefits but also for the respect it gives to the animal world. While Vettel has not adopted a vegan regimen, he did follow a strict plant-based diet for six weeks back in 2018. While speaking to Blick, he said that while it was a short experiment, he learnt a lot from it.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton To Ferrari? If Yes, What’s Next For Sebastian VettelVettel added that diet is a subjective matter and that there there is no proper diet because everyone is different as the body reacts differently to different kinds of food. He was concerned about making a hasty judgement and hence took on the experiment. However, he now eats less meat and pays more attention to the quality of food products, which is relatively easy in Switzerland, the country where he currently resides in. In addition, Vettel admits that he has been eating more vegetables now.Also Read: Will Lewis Hamilton Make His Move To Ferrari At The End Of F1 2020 Season?F1: Vettel in talks with McLaren for 2021 move  Recently, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri has confirmed F1 champion Lewis Hamilton is eager to join the team when his time at Mercedes comes to an end. Vettel is tipped to lose the seat to the British driver with the Italian outfit keeping Charles LeClerc in the team keeping their future in mind. According to Express, Sebastian Vettel has been in contact with McLaren as Ferrari do not appear to be interested in extending his contract. If Vettel joins McLaren, it would mean either Lando Norris or Carlos Sainz lose their seat.Also Read:  Sebastian Vettel Becomes Father, Set To Delay Arrival For Abu Dhabi GP First Published: 17th December, 2019 17:58 IST COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Last Updated: 17th December, 2019 17:58 IST Sebastian Vettel Admits Going Vegan Lewis Hamilton-style For 6 Weeks In 2018 Sebastian Vettel, while speaking to Blick, said that he has not adopted a vegan regimen, but he did follow a strict plant-based plan for six weeks back in 2018. Suraj Alva last_img read more

Teenage quartet will challenge for Irish title

first_img1 Jun 2015 Teenage quartet will challenge for Irish title Four teenagers will represent England Golf in the Irish boys’ open amateur championship at Tuam Golf Club, from 23-26 June. They are Oliver Clarke of Lancashire (image © Leaderboard Photography), Max Martin of Warwickshire, Rhys Nevin-Wharton of Cheshire and Gian-Marco Petrozzi of Staffordshire. They will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Bradley Moore, of Kedleston Park in Derbyshire, who won the title last year at Thurles in Tipperary. The championship is played over 72 holes with a cut to the leading 50 players and ties after the third round. The players: Oliver Clarke, 16, (Hillside) was in England’s winning team at the 2014 Canadian International Junior Challenge and was third in the English U16 boys’ championship for the MacGregor Trophy. He is in the England Golf boys’ squad. Max Martin, 17, (Ladbrook Park) represented Warwickshire at last year’s men’s County Finals and was third boy at the 2014 Fairhaven Trophies. Rhys Nevin-Wharton, 17, (Sandiway) was the runner-up in last year’s Daily Telegraph Junior championship. He is in the England Golf boys’ squad. Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 18, (Trentham) has had a string of high finishes this season in the Welsh strokeplay, the Darwin Salver, the Fairhaven Trophies and the Peter McEvoy Trophy.last_img read more

Mother, daughter died from fractured skulls

first_imgBerbice double murder/suicideAutopsies conducted on the bodies of a mother and daughter who were hammered to death on Wednesday, has given their causes of death as shock and haemorrhage due to fractured skulls.Dead: Dindamattie BehariThe autopsies on the women’s bodies were conducted on Friday by Government Pathologist, Dr Vivekanand Bridgemohan, while a third autopsy was also conducted at the New Amsterdam Hospital Mortuary by the Pathologist on the body of Jainarine Seetaram – their killer – and gave his cause of death as asphyxia. Seetaram’s body was found with a canvas rope around his neck, hanging from a beam under an abandoned house. Moments before the discovery of his body, the lifeless body of his wife, Dindamattie Behari, who was found in a hammock; and that of her daughter Surujdai Khan, were discovered in the family home. Khan died on her way to hospital.Relatives of the two dead women say they will be buried on Sunday. Separate arrangements are being made for Seetaram.On Friday afternoon, acting Regional Chairman Denis DeRoop along with other members of the Regional Democratic Council offered condolences to the family of the two women.Dead: Surujdai KhanApart from presenting the family with items to assist with the wake, the Regional Chairman tried to comfort the 11-year-old boy who lost both his parents and only sibling in the double murder-suicide. DeRoop applauded him for his bravery, noting that he has God on his side. In comforting words, he told the traumatised child that he will grow up to become someone who will be very useful in society.Earlier this year, the lone survivor sat the National Grade Six Examinations and is currently awaiting those results. On the very morning of his mother’s death, she had gone to his school to pay for his graduation.Meanwhile, his sister also had big plans; she was expected to join her husband overseas later this year. Instead, her husband returned to Guyana on Thursday to attend her upcoming funeral.On Wednesday morning, Seetaram reportedly hammered his wife to death while she was in a hammock beneath their Lot 1078 Glasgow New Housing Scheme, Greater New Amsterdam house. Dindamattie Behari’s daughter died on the way to the New Amsterdam after she too was hammered in the head. Seetaram also attacked his 11-year-old son the child managed to escape.The boy told investigators that he, along with his sister, were in the upper flat of the house while his parents were in the lower flat, when he heard his mother telling his father to remove from next to her. As a result, he along with his sister went down to the lower flat to see what was happening. He then saw his father, who was armed with a wooden handle hammer in his hand, hitting their mother in her head.The man then turned his attack on the child and his older sister but only managed to attack and injure the 20-year-old.The 11-year-old related that about two weeks ago, his father accused his mother of having an affair with someone and they had a misunderstanding over the accusation.Meanwhile, the very evening after the tragedy, the property was burglarised. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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