The India Infrastructure Publishing Pvt. Ltd. has announced that their 9th annual conference on ‘Dredging in India’ will take place on September 6-7, 2018, at ITC Maratha, Mumbai.The mission of this conference is to highlight the trends and opportunities in the sector and discuss the key challenges. It will also showcase some of the noteworthy initiatives, projects and technologies.In the past few years, dredging has emerged as a distinct industry in itself. The industry is being driven largely by the growing dredging requirements at Indian ports and inland waterways, India Infrastructure said in its announcement.The conference is being supported by Ministry of Shipping and Sagarmala.The conference will have 17 distinct sessions:Key Trends and Outlook;Site Survey and Investigation Techniques;Government Perspective;Focus on Indigenization of Dredger Building and Repair;Contractors’ (Domestic And Foreign) Perspective;Management of Dredged Material;IWAI Perspective;Design and Engineering Techniques;Ports Perspective;Dredging for Offshore Oil and Gas Industry;Managing Dredging Projects;Dredging for the Clean Energy Sector (Hydropower, Wind power, Etc.);Contract Design and Implementation;Dredging in Irrigation Canals;Focus on Equipment and Technology;Dredging in Dams;Evolving Dredging and Reclamation Techniques.
As a freshman, Noah Affolder stood on the center of the award podium. To his right stood sophomore teammate Aidan Tooker. The two had just placed first and second respectively in the 3000m Steeplechase at the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships.But this wasn’t the first time the two have been at the top of the podium. Affolder and Tooker, former competitors in the New York high school ranks, have been attached to each other for years.Tooker committed to Syracuse as a high school senior, and helped recruit Affolder to the Orange to run alongside him. After taking the top-two spots at ACC Championships, the two both placed in the top-10 in NCAA championships in the steeplechase. Now a junior and sophomore, respectively, Tooker and Affolder look to lead SU after a disappointing cross-country season, in which the Orange failed to win the ACC title for the first time in five years.“I see him as an equal competitor,” Tooker said. “And we build off each other.”Three years ago, the two were both part of strong cross-country programs — Tooker represented Saratoga Springs, while Affolder represented Carthage. The two were consistently No. 1 and No. 2 in New York State meets, SU distance coach Brien Bell said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the two hardly knew each other, Tooker said. They exchanged words of encouragement before races and followed each other on Instagram, but never went out of their way to bond.But when Affolder, then a junior, was allowed one free ticket to a basketball game during his recruitment, he wanted to capitalize on the opportunity. So, he invited Tooker to the Carrier Dome. After the game, they went to Empire Brewing Company for burgers and talked with current runners about Affolder’s college decision.“Looking back on that, it’s pretty cool,” Tooker said. “That I can look back and remember us ordering burgers and just hanging out.”After the meet up, Affolder decided to join his now-friend Tooker at SU. In his first season, Affolder joined eventual 5000-meter indoor NCAA Champion Justyn Knight and learned from seniors like Philo Germano and Colin Bennie. But, he ran primarily with Tooker, then.In Affolder’s mind, he underwhelmed in his debut to indoor ACC Championships in 2018, where he was lapped by several runners. Affolder was then scratched from the rest of the weekend events after the performance.After Affolder’s inconsistency, the two made it an emphasis to train together for the outdoor season. As Tooker taught the then-freshman his skills in the steeplechase, the results followed.“He’s phenomenal at steeple,” Affolder said. “So I know if I stick right by his shoulder and battle out with him in practice every day when we do race each other, we will both elevate each other to be the best.”While there are no designated captains on SU’s squad, consistent with program tradition, certain runners are given more respect and authority based upon past performance, Tooker said.“It’s natural selection,” Bell said.Affolder and Tooker have been given plenty of respect with their top-finishes paving the way. Now, after Tooker helped Affolder get where he is, they want to spread that “one-up” mentality.“They know that when one is good, the other is going to be better,” Bell said. “It’s a sense of feeding off of each other.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on January 22, 2019 at 10:50 pm Contact Tim: [email protected]
Super Bowl 53: 10 incredible stats from the Patriots’ win over the Rams No running game for RamsThe Rams entire offense revolved around the run game for most of the season.Los Angeles used the dominance of Todd Gurley on the ground to set up the play-action pass. However, Gurley and the Rams’ rushing attack was nowhere to be found on the biggest stage Sunday.Gurley, who battled a knee injury near the end of the regular season, tallied just 35 rushing yards on 10 carries in the loss. Backup C.J. Anderson added 22. Without a reliable ground attack, quarterback Jared Goff predictably struggled. He looked out of sync all game and completed just 57.9 percent of his passes as the Rams offense failed to find any rhythm.No answer for Edelman and MichelThe Patriots really struggled offensively for much of the night. But, the Rams had no answers for two of their key offensive weapons.Patriots rookie running back Sony Michel tallied 94 total yards and the game’s only touchdown to help the Patriots come away with the victory. He became the first rookie, and eighth total player, with six or more rushing scores in a single postseason.2️⃣6️⃣ for 2️⃣6️⃣. @Flyguy2stackz | #EverythingWeGot pic.twitter.com/CCaQPbXM8i— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 4, 2019Meanwhile, Julian Edelman was Brady’s go-to target and earned Super Bowl 53 MVP honors. He found seams in the defense and kept multiple drives alive with clutch receptions. In total, Edelman racked up 10 catches for 141 yards.Julian Edelman has 8 catches for 120 yards.Robert Woods leads the Rams with 2 catches for 25 yards.pic.twitter.com/u2BYeDFIDf— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 4, 2019The Rams failed to account for those two explosive offensive weapons throughout the game and it cost them in the end.Goff’s critical mistakeThe Rams were trailing 10-3 when they received the ball at their own 25 with 6:52 remaining on the clock. After not moving the ball for much of the night, they finally strung together a long drive and moved just outside of the red zone, giving themselves a chance to tie the score. Super Bowl 53: Three reasons why the Patriots won The Rams had a chance to come away with a win in the Super Bowl on Sunday. But, they came up just short in their 13-3 loss to the Patriots.New England and Los Angeles were tied at 3-3 through three quarters. But, New England scored a touchdown with seven minutes to play and the Rams failed to recover after making a critical mistake on the next possession. Tom Brady completed 21 of his 35 passes for 262 yards and an interception in the victory. He and coach Bill Belichick have now won six championships together.Here are three reasons why the Rams fell to New England: Related News Goff, however, made a critical mistake in one of the biggest moments. He made a terrible decision and lofted up a pass, intended for Brandin Cooks, which was easily picked off by New England defensive back Stephon Gilmore.Best corner in the league?Best corner in the league. @BumpNrunGilm0re | #EverythingWeGot pic.twitter.com/SmMhm2alny— New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 4, 2019The Rams never rebounded and New England went on to add a late field goal to secure the win.