JESSIE MARIE II Ready for Lake Seminole Restoration Project

first_imgImage source: GatorGator Dredging, a dredging contractor from Clearwater, Florida, is mobilizing a second dredger for the Lake Seminole Restoration Project – ‘JESSIE MARIE II’.On November 19, 2018, Gator started construction on a four-year $18 million lake restoration project for Pinellas County’s Lake Seminole in Florida. The project is removing approximately 900,000 cubic yards of sediment from the lake.The main goals of the Lake Seminole scheme are to reduce nutrient inputs into the lake, remove existing in-lake nutrients, and restore wetland and upland areas adjacent to the lake to improve in-lake water quality, ensure healthy fish and wildlife populations, and maintain recreational uses.The dredge portion of the Lake Seminole Restoration Project will improve water quality in the lake through the removal of nutrient-enriched (phosphorus and nitrogen) sediments that are contributing to elevated nutrients in the water column and persistent algae blooms.Image source: Gatorlast_img read more

Syracuse football opponent preview: What to know about Wake Forest

first_imgThe Wake Forest report: WFU started off its season 4-0, beating Tulane, Duke Delaware and Indiana. Most recently, the Demon Deacons lost to North Carolina State, 33-16, on the road.Starting quarterback Kendall Hinton is still recovering from a knee injury so the Orange is going to see John Wolford at quarterback again. Wolford threw for 373 on 43 attempts against SU last season. Starting freshman running back Cade Carney missed WFU’s last three games also with a knee injury, but Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson said he hopes Carney will play against SU. The last time Carney played, he gouged Duke for 108 yards and three touchdowns.WFU runs the ball for about as many yards as it throws it each game, but scores most of its touchdowns on the ground with a 10-to-3 rushing-to-passing touchdown ratio. Running back Matt Colburn will likely shoulder most of the load.Defensively, the Demon Deacons are led by Duke Ejiofor, who has the ninth-most sacks per game in the country (1.1) and eighth-most tackles for loss per game (1.8).  Wake Forest’s defensive weakness comes in the passing game where it ranks near the bottom of the ACC in yards allowed and in the bottom half of the country in passing efficiency defense.How Syracuse beats Wake Forest: If the weather cooperates enough. It won’t have to be a clear night, but heavy rain and wind will not equal success for Syracuse. There’s only so much Eric Dungey can do to “grip it and rip it” through a hurricane passing along the coast. A low-scoring game favors Wake Forest, considering Syracuse’s struggles to run the ball this season and Wake Forest’s relative success.Chase Guttman | Staff PhotographerStat to know: 64.7Wake Forest boasts a red zone defense that has held its opponents to under a 65 percent success rate. That ranks ninth in the country and is the only statistical category in which the team is slotted in the top 10 in the nation.Player to watch: Cade Carney, running backCade Carney was named the starting running back prior to the season as a true freshman. Though he only got seven carries for 21 yards in the season opener, he ripped up Duke in his second career game, including a 55-yard touchdown run. Syracuse doesn’t have the best rush defense and the weather could force this game to stay on the ground. If Carney is healthy, he’ll be key in Wake Forest’s attempts to dominate the running game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) heads on the road to face Wake Forest (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) at 7 p.m. on Saturday at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. SU is recovering from a 50-33 loss to Notre Dame at MetLife Stadium and the Demon Deacons are coming off their first loss of the season. Despite only winning three games in each of the last two years, WFU won its first four games of 2016.Here’s what you need to know about Wake Forest.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 4-1. The Orange has won the last four meetings.Last time they played: SU came back to beat the Demon Deacons, 31-17, in the Carrier Dome in Eric Dungey’s first career start. Dungey completed 8-of-13 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns. The then-freshman signal-caller went 4-of-6 for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. Syracuse’s defense snagged three interceptions and held Wake Forest scoreless in the final 30 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on October 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettuslast_img read more

BetConstruct unveils Vbet virtual casino product

first_img New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share Technology provider BetConstruct has opened a virtual casino product in the German capital of Berlin, known as Vbet, in what is an industry first.Located on Schillerstraße in the city’s affluent Charlottenburg district, the store utilises advanced VR technology to teleport bettors into a virtual casino world.The Vbet store was unveiled at a grand opening on Saturday, and will also act as the company’s German headquarters.The London-headquartered firm continues with its ambitious growth plans that have accelerated since Vigen Badalyan assumed the role of CEO in November, and made it clear that they hope to launch more Vbet stores throughout the continent in the coming months.Addressing the crowd at the store launch on Saturday, BetConstruct’s Regional Director for Germany, Gor Mnatsakanyan, said: “BetConstruct started its journey back in 2003, and is now very proud to open its betting shop in Europe.“Let me tell you a little bit about BetConstruct’s new products – many of you will have already seen them in action at ICE Totally Gaming. We have many new innovative products – BetCloud, Betonpolitics, etc. – but now we are tackling the B2C market.“We are new in Germany, but as you will see, our product is also new and unique. We have developed the first in the world virtual reality casino with live dealer.”Mnatsakanyan went on to describe the firm’s new app, Vivaro Go, which offers an augmented reality experience with users given the chance to win prizes and claim deals.“It’s the first in the world, we have developed an app called Vivaro Go, it’s a unique and fun app, and you will all have a chance today to enjoy our full portfolio of products.”The store launch came just days after BetConstruct won the award for ‘Best Live Dealer Overall Product’ at the 2018 Live Gaming Summit in Barcelona. StumbleUpon Related Articles Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020last_img read more

ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share All-in Global: ‘Fantastyc’ markets around the world July 16, 2020 IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward … July 20, 2020 Submit Share International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period.Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis.Of the rest, both badminton and volleyball saw two cases each reported, whilst there was one each in basketball, ice hockey, beach volleyball and esports.Amongst the Q1 report is an article for European football’s governing body Uefa, who work alongside a range of partners to protect the integrity of its games, which was enhanced via an information sharing memorandum of understanding, signed with ESSA earlier this year.Nicholas Raudenski, Uefa integrity officer, details that through his organisation’s policy to tackle match fixing, also encompassing varying degrees of disciplinary processes, the body outlines a four pillar approach including monitoring and investigations, education, legal framework and sanctions.Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, said: “The publication of the interim report into integrity issues in tennis has understandably focused attention on that sport. “Tennis makes up over half of our alerts in the first quarter of 2018, but it is important to highlight that it is one of nine sports on which alerts were reported. “Therefore ESSA has continued the expansion of its information sharing partnerships throughout the first quarter.“This has seen important agreements concluded with the Rugby Football Union, International Cricket Council, State of Victoria Police, Portuguese gambling regulator and UEFA. “In addition, ESSA’s betting integrity officer was seconded to the IOC to help monitor the Winter Olympic Games. “This proved to be a resounding success and will hopefully pave the way for similar stakeholder engagement and integrity partnership working with other sports during their high-profile events.”last_img read more