Stamford Harbor Project on the Table

first_imgThe Strand/BRC Group, LLC is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, for the installation of a bulkhead in Stamford, Conn.According to the Corps, the work is located in the West Branch of Stamford Harbor and East Creek at 100 Bateman Way in Stamford.The applicant is proposing to install approximately 854 linear feet of bulkhead to replace the existing rip-rap revetment on the east side of the 14-acre site.The 854-foot section of bulkhead incorporates two structural designs due to the presence of shallow bedrock. In the shallow bedrock area, the bulkhead will involve a combination pipe pile and sheet pile configuration; the bulkhead for the other areas will involve steel sheet pile driven to depth. Pipe piles and concrete will be used for the tie back system.The approximately 17,000-square-foot area between the existing high tide line (HTL) and the proposed bulkhead will be filled with approximately 6,140 cubic yards of clean free-draining fill. The proposed bulkhead will be approximately 22 feet beyond the mean high water (MHW) line.The centerline of the bulkhead will be coincident with the Pierhead/Bulkhead line. The bulkhead is needed to stabilize an eroding and subsiding shoreline.The Strand/BRC Group also is proposing to install additional bulkhead on the northeastern and northwestern portions of the site.Deadline for sending comments on the proposed work is September 14, 2017.[mappress mapid=”24347″]last_img read more

Mikel Joins Trabzonspor on Two-year Deal

first_imgJohn Mikel Obi, Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel has joined Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor on a two-year deal with the option of an additional one year.The Turkish club announced the news of Mikel’s switch on their website Monday afternoon.The 32-year-old former Chelsea midfielder who won the UEFA Champions League with the Blues in 2012, was a free agent after leaving Championship side Middlesbrough in May. Mikel, who has made two appearances for his country at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, has previously played in Norway and China, but achieved success in England with Chelsea.“A two-year and an additional year agreement was signed with the free captain of the Nigerian national team,” the Turkish club announced on their website.The midfielder made 249 Premier League appearances for Chelsea in an 11-year spell, which ended when he left Stamford Bridge two years ago.He also won two league titles, three FA Cups and the Europa League in 2013.The Black Sea Storm already have compatriots Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme in their squad and will compete in next season’s Europa League after finishing fourth in 2018-19 season.Mikel has won a total of 89 caps for Nigeria, playing for them in the past two World Cups and helping the Super Eagles win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.He was also one of Nigeria’s three over-age players as the African side won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Football: Takeaways from rough Saturday in Ann Arbor

first_imgA night game at the Big House against the No. 12 Michigan Wolverines is certainly not one you can count on the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers to win.But when you lose to an unranked Brigham Young University early in the season, games like Saturday’s become must-wins.Thanks to a banged up secondary and a weak aerial attack in a showdown with the top-ranked defense in the nation, the Badgers lost a true do-or-die game in their quest to make the College Football Playoff.Badgers unable to overcome Michigan defense, lose 38-13 in Ann ArborSaturday night in a highly anticipated match-up between No. 12 University of Michigan and the No. 15 University of Wisconsin, Read…On Second(ary) thought…You’re going to run into issues when you only have one player in the defensive backfield with any meaningful playing time under their belt prior to this season.And when that one player doesn’t suit up for the game, like senior safety D’Cota Dixon Saturday, you’re begging to be picked apart by an experienced quarterback.Though, as easy as it would be to lay blame on safeties Eric Burrell and Reggie Pearson, who both made their first career start (it was Pearson’s first time in a game), Michigan didn’t exactly torch the Badger’s pass defense.Wolverine quarterback Shea Patterson only threw for 124 yards, albeit on an efficient 14–21, and Burrell led the team with 11 tackles in his best attempt at a Dixon impression.So what gives?Football: Takeaways from narrow escape in Iowa CitySaturday night, the University of Wisconsin Football Team, seeking redemption from last week’s loss, went to work at Kinnick Stadium against Read…Hornibrook’s kryptoniteQuarterback Alex Hornibrook has now played the two worst games of his career in Ann Arbor.In 2016, in only the fourth game of his career, Hornibrook was 9-25 for 88 yards and three interceptions in an ugly 14–7 loss.Saturday was much of the same, 7-20 for 100 yards and two touchdowns. But here’s the catch — it was even worse than that.The junior nabbed 75 of those yards on a garbage time drive which had exactly 0 people raising an eye for the fourth quarter touchdown pass to receiver A.J. Taylor that brought the score’s margin all the way down to 38-13.Hornibrook has, up until Saturday, been enjoying the best season of his career. He’d sneakily been leading the Big Ten in a plethora of quarterback categories and hearing whispers about his development.It turns out the lefty might not be able to cut it against elite competition like the Wolverine secondary.Can’t contain that quarterback scrambleAll season long the Badger defense has had issues containing scrambling quarterbacks.To start the season, Western Kentucky University’s quarterback Drew Eckels fared well with 38 yards, and just last week Nebraska’s quarterback Adrian Martinez had 57 yards, both on the ground against the Badgers.That vulnerability was exposed Saturday, as Patterson’s modest night throwing the ball was surpassed by his ability to grab serious yardage with his legs (including an 81-yard play that set an inauspicious tone early and led to the first Wolverine touchdown).Gentle Clowns to engage lesser-known Dirty Birds in match-up of the centuryA wise man once said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” This is true, but there is such Read…Linebackers lone bright spotDespite the shortcomings of seemingly every area of the Badger’s play Saturday, the linebacker corp led by T.J. Edwards and Ryan Connelly was able to make their mark.The two seniors had a combined 18 tackles, four for a loss of yards.This is a strong showing from a group that was supposed to have a huge impact for a highly touted Badger offense but has largely failed to make a lasting impression this season.Taylor stays Taylor-ingRunning back Jonathan Taylor was faced with a tall task as he stared down at the best run-stopping defense in the nation.While he didn’t come away with a vintage 225-yard performance, his 101 yards on 17 attempts were hard-fought and impressive gains against the tough Michigan front seven.The 183 yards the Badgers managed in the ground game, which include two long runs on end-around by receivers Kendric Pryor and Danny Davis, were the most Michigan has allowed this season.Especially in the first half, when Taylor had the bulk of his success, the Badger offensive line looked like they were holding their own in the trenches, and had no problem opening holes for Taylor to find daylight.The Badgers will return to Madison to take on Illinois Saturday and will likely take out their frustrations on the unranked Illini team.last_img read more