Port of Coos Bay Year in Review, Importance of Dredging Highlighted

first_imgThe last year was a year of new beginnings and growth for Port of Coos Bay, the port said in their latest announcement. They just released a Year in Review letter from Port CEO, John Burns, introducing the accomplishments that have taken place at the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay in the past year.“As Oregonians, we depend on waterways such as channels, harbors and bays for transportation of goods, commercial fishing, and recreation.”“One key element in preserving the viability of this resource is dredging. These efforts are much more than removal of large quantities of sediment, but rather are essential waterway management. “Routine dredging as well as widening and deepening of channels is needed to accommodate a modern fleet of vessels. Cargo vessel sizes continue to grow to maximize shipping efficiencies and reduce costs.  This continued trend has led to multiple widening and deepening projects in the channel over the past century, including the Coos Bay harbor. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated funds in their workplan to include river miles 12 to 15 in upcoming annual maintenance dredging of the Coos Bay channel. “This portion of the channel, from approximately the Oregon Chip Terminal facility to Georgia Pacific, has not received maintenance dredging since 2010, limiting deep draft vessel traffic. With this portion of the channel returned to its authorized depth of -37’, restrictions on vessel traffic will be reduced.  “In addition to this effort, we continue to progress the Channel Modification project, which will deepen and widen the Coos Bay Navigation Channel. This project will expand the footprint to -45’ and 450’ nominal width, serving to make larger cargo ships passable which in turn render more economic opportunities to existing and future customers.”last_img read more

Willy Caballero: Manchester City learned from Liverpool defeat

first_imgGoalkeeper Willy Caballero believes Manchester City’s thrashing by Liverpool last weekend has acted as a wake-up call. Press Association Caballero, who took over in goal from injured England number one Joe Hart, said: “It was like a call with big attention – Liverpool played really well. They are a big team and we must be ready for every game and every team. “I think we learned after this defeat and we started again. From the first minute, we were hungry to win. “We needed to take the top of the table again as soon as possible. We needed to win. We can’t concede another result at home again because we lost two games this season. I hope we stay in the first place of the table.” City started with a determination to put an end to their recent poor sequence, scoring twice in the opening 20 minutes through Kevin De Bruyne and, on his full debut, Fabian Delph. Southampton rallied and replied early in the second half with a Shane Long header but the visitors were unable to capitalise further on a spell of dominance and were killed off by Aleksandar Kolarov in the 69th minute. The downside for City was the loss of Sergio Aguero in the second half through injury but manager Manuel Pellegrini later played down the issue, describing it as a mere “kick in the heel” that he did not think was serious. Caballero performed strongly, with good saves from Dusan Tadic and Long as Saints pressed in the second period. There were some nervier moments earlier on but it was generally a good response by the Argentinian to his critics after a poor display in September’s 4-1 loss at Tottenham. The 34-year-old said: “I think this was my best performance with this shirt but I will try to make a new ‘best performance’ in the next game. But I think we played really well and this is the most important (thing).” Southampton’s defeat was their first away from home in the Premier League this season but, aside from the difficult opening, their display was a positive one. Long told the club’s website: “After 20 minutes they were 2-0 up and it would have been very easy to roll over and let them get three or four. “But we were confident in ourselves to get the ball and pass it around. I thought we did that and when we came out in the second half and got the goal, I thought we were right back in the game. “We had one or two chances to make it 2-2 and that would have been it, but they are a hell of a side. “Kolarov’s goal to make it 3-1 killed us off but we can take a lot of positives. It’s not nice to lose a game but when you lose it playing well it is a little bit easier to take.” City got back to winning ways after three games without a victory – the nadir being a 4-1 mauling at the hands of the Merseysiders – as they saw off Southampton 3-1 on Saturday. The result took City back to the top of the Barclays Premier League and the title favourites now want to make sure they stay there. last_img read more

Topp XX’s Keon Hall walks away with MVP Award

first_imgCAPTAIN Keon Hall, of Bakewell Topp XX, with two crucial strikes, the first in the semi-final which saved the game for Topp XX against Haynes and Lewis Winners Connection, and the other, which was the winner in the final versus Coomacka, was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Jermine and Family Linden MASH Cup football championship Friday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.Hall, for his efforts, collected the Alwin Bynoe MVP Trophy, a king or queen size bed from McRae’s Hardware and General Store and a football boot from Jerry Faucett.The Most Goals Award of a football boot from former National player, Rickland ‘Tallo’ Hutson, was won by another Topp XX player, Travis Waterton, of Bakewell with four goals, beating three other players to the award who netted three each.Coomacka’s custodian, Kellon Major, was voted the Best Goalkeeper for his acrobatic and brilliant showing and he got a smart-phone which was donated by Melville’s Variety Store of Wisrock. The best defender was Delroy Conteh of Coomacka; he won a trophy.Shamyah Samuels was named the youngest player and received a bicycle from Snooks Variety Store.The four coaches from champions Bakewell Topp XX, Coomacka, Botafago and Haynes and Lewis Winners Connection each received a food hamper compliments of Edward B Beharry.last_img read more


first_imgWe all know the way to our loved one’s hearts is through their stomach.But one Donegal butcher has gone out of his way to help romantic couples across the county have the perfect Valentine’s Day this Sunday.Gildea Farm Butchers, at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny, are offering the perfect meal for those spending a quiet night in this Sunday night. While there will be plenty of us enjoying a romantic night out in restaurants across Donegal, others will prefer to stay at home and cook something special for the special person in their life.Gildea Farm Butchers are offering two supreme 8oz Angus sirloin steaks – all for just €10.Patrick and son Lee breed all their own animals on their own farm so they know how good the steaks are!Patrick Gildea and son Lee on their farm.But their offer is not just confined to sirloin steaks. Patrick Gildea and his staff have all kinds of different dishes at very reasonable rates to ensure that folk across Donegal get in to the right mood this St Valentine’s Day.But don’t take out word for it.Either drop into Patrick and his helpful staff or check their deals out on Facebook. ‘STEAK’ YOUR CLAIM TO YOUR LOVED ONE’S HEART THIS VALENTINE’S DAY was last modified: February 11th, 2016 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:donegalGildea Farm Butchersletterkennysteakslast_img read more