USACE: Public Meeting on Carolina Beach Nourishment Study

first_imgImage source: USACEThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, hosted a public meeting at the Carolina Beach Town Hall in Council Chambers yesterday to gather public input for the Carolina Beach nourishment study.USACE is currently authorized for beach nourishment projects in Carolina Beach through 2020.They are now preparing a Carolina Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management Beach Renourishment Evaluation Report with an integrated environmental assessment.Completion of this study and subsequent federal authorization could allow continuance of cost shared periodic beach nourishments through 2029 (subject to funding).Comments and concerns raised at this meeting will be considered during the preparation of the study and environmental assessment.[mappress mapid=”24950″]last_img

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Breaking: Club to fly Osimhen into Nigeria in private jet

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 French Ligue 1 side, Lille, has offered to airlift Victor Osimhen to Nigeria in a private jet.Osimhen lost his father late on Saturday. The striker, who has also featured for the Super Eagles, should join his family in Nigeria once the club gets the nod of the Federal Government for a landing permit following the stoppage of flights into the country over the Coronavirus Disease.Osimhen’s elder brother, Andrew, confirmed the development.Andrew said Lille was battling to secure travel permit for his brother.He said: “We hope he will be back in the country in the next two days.“Hopefully, he should be back between now and Tuesday.” Tags: CoronavirusNigeriaSuper EaglesVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

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REMEMBERING YANCY PETERS FLAH (1937-2014) YOUTH ADVOCATE AND EDUCATOR

first_imgWe pause to note the passing at age 77 in Texas, USA of Yancy Peters Flah, a distinguished Liberian, a son of Grand Gedeh County, a youth advocate and an educator.  No doubt many of his generation will remember him for many different things that marked his sojourn among us. For me, he was first and foremost a molder of the character of Liberian youth through the National YMCA and in many classrooms in our country and abroad.Born in Bangloh, Konobo District, Grand Gedeh County on March 15, 1937, he was sent at an early age to Zwedru  where he began his education at the Assemblies of God Mission schools. Monrovia and CWA followed in the early 1950s. He received a high school diploma from CWA in 1957, enrolled at the University of Liberia the following year, graduating subsequently with a BA degree in History. He was certified with a diploma at Teachers’ College of the University and embarked on secondary school teaching before moving on in 1964 to graduate studies at the prestigious Syracuse University in New York. In 1966 he obtained a Masters degree in History.Yancy soon returned home to the University of Liberia where he served variously as chairperson of the Business Department, Instructor of History, Dean of Students’ Affairs, Assistant Professor of History and Chairman of the Department of History. He left the University only in 1977 when appointed by President William R. Tolbert, Jr. as Principal of the then newly established Zwedru Multilateral High School in Grand Gedeh County. He would serve in that capacity through 1980 when the circumstances of the Military Coup d’état of that year would bring him back to Monrovia and to largely uneventful political appointments including Deputy Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, 1983 to the end in 1990 of the regime of President Samuel K. Doe.But it was Yancy Peters Flah the youth leader that may remain his greatest legacy. Shortly upon his arrival in Monrovia for school, he was instrumental in the formation of the Krahn Youth Association (KYA) devoted to assisting fellow youths from Grand Gedeh navigate the challenges of life in the Capital city.  A fortuitous introduction to the African-American Secretary General of the YMCA of Liberia, David N. Howell (1906-1984) ensued. This was his opening, an opportunity he would use to maximum benefit. Employed initially as a messenger by the YMCA, a popular Christian philanthropic organization, he and David Howell worked together so well that before long Yancy Peters Flah and David Howell became synonymous with YMCA/Liberia, as the “Y” impacted the lives of scores if not hundreds of high school and college students in Monrovia and beyond.This is how I met Yancy Peters Flah when I arrived from Grand Bassa County as a freshman student at the University of Liberia in 1961. As he had a decade earlier learned his way around Monrovia through the KYA and the YMCA, my introduction to Monrovia society was the YMCA and the National Student Christian Council (NSCC). The learning experience was spectacular. There was more. It was my good fortune to be a part of the Liberian delegation to the First All-Africa Christian Youth Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya in 1962. A delegation led by the late Rev. Canon Burgess Carr (1935-2012) included Yancy Peters Flah, Kenneth Y. Best, Gladys Kiawon Johnson, Henry Reed Cooper, and Charles Minor. What an opportunity!Early in his career, Yancy was called upon by President Tolbert to serve as the National Orator for July 26, 1974. Then serving as chair of the History Department at the University, his 15-page oration delivered in Zwedru where the national celebrations were held was titled “The Dynamism of our Times: Speedy Evolution.” In it he brought the historian’s mind to major turning points in the country’s history, punctuating the evolutionary rise toward a more inclusive national society. And then he spoke of the Liberian youth: “I believe in youth. I know any one who does has the present and the future on his side, for adults are leaders of yesterday and today, and youth are leaders of today and tomorrow. Unless we lead them now they may lead us in the direction of their choice.” These are indeed prescient words to ponder in our times of crisis and of opportunity!Our condolences to his widow Violet Harron Flah, children, and his entire family. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Prolific Bakambu puts China transfer saga behind him

first_img0Shares0000The French-born Congolese striker joined Chinese Super League (CSL) side Beijing Guoan from Villarreal earlier this year in a protracted move shrouded in mystery © AFP / Greg BakerSHANGHAI, China, Jul 29 – Cedric Bakambu says that he made “a good choice” leaving Spain for the riches of Chinese football — and he is proving it by hitting 11 goals in as many games.The French-born Congolese striker joined Chinese Super League (CSL) side Beijing Guoan from Villarreal earlier this year in a protracted move shrouded in mystery. The cost of the transfer was never disclosed, but reports in Spain and France said that 40 million euros was paid to release Bakambu from his Villarreal contract, allowing him to move on a free transfer.The Chinese Football Association (CFA) consequently announced in February that clubs who evade their 100 percent levy on incoming foreign players face crippling point deductions.The 27-year-old, who by some estimations became the most expensive African footballer ever with the move to the Chinese capital, has been an instant hit and played a major part in helping Roger Schmidt’s side top the CSL with half the season gone.Speaking on the eve of Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Shanghai Shenhua — Bakambu was again on the scoresheet — the forward said: “I think I made a good choice to come here.“It is a new experience and I enjoy a lot my new life here in China.”Speaking to AFP after the game, the former France under-20 international said he did not care what people thought about him moving to China from La Liga at the pinnacle of his career.He is thought to earn about 18 million euros a year and previously admitted the cash was a major incentive.“I know why I am here and it does not matter what others think,” he said in his first substantive comments to international media since arriving in China.“I do what I want to do and the most important thing in life is that I am happy, the rest does not matter.”Unlike some other foreign players who move to China, Bakambu brought his family with him.“I like my life here in China and Beijing because I have good friends in my team, I am with my family, I am scoring goals and we are winning a lot of games,” said Bakambu, reportedly on the radar of English Premier League clubs before choosing China.– ‘That’s quality’ –Bakambu is among a cast of overseas players lured to the Asian country on handsome contracts that most clubs in Europe cannot match.But his transfer was more unusual than most, dragging on for weeks as Guoan refused to say that he had signed even though he was pictured training with them.German coach Schmidt, who took over at Guoan a year ago following his sacking by Bayer Leverkusen, was fulsome in his praise of Bakambu.“He’s a very, very good striker and he does not need many opportunities to score,” said the 51-year-old, whose side have lost just once in 14 games this season.Bakambu on Saturday put Guoan in front with a predatory close-range finish, but the visitors conceded an injury-time equaliser.“It was very hard to get great chances to score but at the right moment he was there and that’s not a coincidence — that’s quality,” said Schmidt.“He has done that very often this season, so he was a very good transfer for our club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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