Flynns Beach Seawall Almost Finished

first_imgThe new Flynns Beach seawall and surrounding improvements are almost finished, reports the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.Now that works are nearing completion, a planned closure of Tuppenny Road is required to tie in the southern end of works.The new seawall is part of the first stage of the Flynns Beach Master Plan that commenced in May 2019 and will continue through to November 2019 to make the most of the winter period where beach patronage is typically at its lowest.The council also added that the final preparations are underway for the start of the dredging in the Settlement Shores canal system, which will begin later in November.The dredging will ensure the canal system continues to be safe to access for the boating public, whilst also preserving the shoreline and ensuring the stability of canal infrastructure.Birdon Pty Ltd will undertake the work on behalf of Council, with the dredging expected to be completed by April 2020, including a scheduled shutdown over the Christmas/New Year period.last_img read more

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James “Jim” Marsh, former Wellington City Engineer, 80: Aug. 7, 1935 – August 10, 2014

first_imgJim MarshJames “Jim” Marsh, of Haysville, died Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his home in Haysville at the age of 80.Jim was born the son of Gordon and Ginny (Smitley) Marsh on Tuesday, August 07, 1934 in Terril, Iowa.On June 5, 1954, Jim and Wynona “Noni” Palmer were united in marriage in Mulvane. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage before her passing in 2002. He was blessed to find love again and married Nancy (Hoefer) on September 12, 2003 in Derby. Many will remember Jim from his time spent working as the City Engineer for the City of Wellington. He retired following a career of over 30 years.Survivors include his wife Nancy Marsh of Haysville, daughter, Diane Marsh and her husband Gary of Liberal, daughter, Dana Soria and her husband Nick of Wellington, grandchildren: Jasa Marsh of Ft. Collins, Colorado, Jarity Lowe and David of Anchorage, Alaska, Nigel Soria of Spring, Texas and Dani Soria of Wellington, along with a great-granddaughter, Jalie Marsh of Ft. Collins, Colorado.He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and son, Dexter Marsh.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 15, 2014 with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.Funeral services for Jim will be held at 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Mulvane Cemetery in Mulvane.In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in his loving memory to the Wellington Humane Society or the Calvary Baptist Church of Derby. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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Real Madrid go down to Levante in La Liga to suffer third straight loss

first_imgJulen Lopetegui’s problems deepened as Real Madrid suffered their third straight loss on Saturday as Levante returned with a 2-1 win from the Santiago Bernabeu in the La Liga.Not only that, the club also set an unwanted record of 482 minutes without scoring a goal.Levante went ahead as early as the seventh minute, when Jose Luis Morales scored and the lead was doubled when Roger Marti converted from the spot in the 13th minute after a defensive slip from Raphael Varane led to a hand-ball and a penalty followed after consultation with the video assistant referee (VAR).Real created numerous chances at the other end and hit the woodwork three times. Not only that, a Marco Asensio strike was ruled out by VAR as he was offside early in the second-half that broke their unwanted club record of going 464 minutes without a goal.However, Marcelo finally snapped their long spell without a goal by smashing into the net midway through the second half, scoring the club’s first goal in 482 minutes.But despite creating a glut of further chances Real slumped to a third straight loss in all competitions to pile the pressure on under-fire Lopetegui.”We are feeling very bad, we 100 percent had to win this game and we kept trying until the end but it wasn’t meant to be,” said Real midfielder Dani Ceballos, who also gave his backing to Lopetegui.”I believe in the coach, although the decision isn’t mine. I don’t think his job is in danger, we are right behind him.”advertisementReal, who were booed by their fans, are fifth in the La Liga standings, three points behind leaders Alaves.Champions Barcelona play at home to second-placed Sevilla later on Saturday.Real were in dire need of a win after losing to CSKA Moscow and Alaves in their last two games and they were boosted by the return of influential figures Isco and Marcelo although Gareth Bale could only start on the bench after recovering from injury.Madrid conceded the first goal for the seventh time in 11 games in all competitions when Varane failed to clear the most routine of through passes and forward Morales stole the loose ball and rounded goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to score.BIZARRE CIRCUMSTANCESPA-TA-TA #RealMadridLevante pic.twitter.com/RHlcxa4aAZLevante UD (@LevanteUD) October 20, 2018Levante stunned the home fans into silence when they were awarded a penalty in bizarre circumstances for a handball by the hapless Varane on the line of the penalty area, which was finally given after consulting the video assistant referee (VAR) just as the visitors were about to take a free kick.Courtois guessed the right way but Marti’s penalty was too powerful for him.VAR was called into action five minutes later to cancel out a goal for Real from Marco Asensio for offside, the first of a flurry of chances for the home side which saw Mariano hit the crossbar and Levante’s former Barcelona goalkeeper Oier Olazabal make a string of impressive saves.Olazabal made another superb save after the interval to thwart substitute Bale while fellow sub Benzema hit the post after Marcelo had reduced the deficit to a single goal.Mariano thought he had found a leveller late on when he converted from close range but the goal was ruled offside.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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