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Image source: SRASomerset Rivers Authority (SRA) yesterday announced the latest update from the River Parrett dredging scheme, saying that it’s been a good few days for dredging operations, with high water levels and strong tides. Crews have been working 12 hours a day on the water injection dredging vessel Borr.“They’ve done in a few days what used to take several weeks using ordinary methods – and done it for a fraction of the price,” said the Authority.Borr was visited yesterday by Somerset Rivers Authority Board members from South Somerset and Mendip District Councils and by the Chair of the SRA Joint Scrutiny Panel.This dredging is being done for SRA by Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium and contractors Van Oord.“Thanks to them for demonstrating how this dredging system moves silt and how it maintains the River Parrett’s capacity to carry more water, so local flood risks are reduced,” SRA concluded.
Facebook Twitter Google+ BUFFALO, N.Y. — In December, after Syracuse blew a two-goal lead to tie with Rochester Institute of Technology, SU head coach Paul Flanagan lamented his team’s performance. “One of the worst defeats I’ve been around,” Flanagan said on Dec. 2nd. “It was an awful hockey game. Brutal. Just brutal.”In the three meetings between the schools since then, SU has outscored the Tigers, 10-2, while registering 59 more shots on net. In the HarborCenter on Friday night in the conference semifinals, Syracuse piled on four more goals and 42 shots to its impressive totals.The dominance over RIT continued for Syracuse (16-12-5, 14-4-2 College Hockey America) as the team that started the season 0-4-2 advanced to a third straight CHA title game, smothering the Tigers (7-27-2, 4-14-2), 4-0. The Orange overwhelmed by controlling the offensive zone, tiring out RIT and peppering Tigers goalie Jenna de Jonge with shots throughout the night.“We really wanted to go after them and make their (defense) work,” Flanagan said. “Eliminate their game and maybe try to spring people.”Despite owning possession and shots in the first period, Syracuse couldn’t capitalize on any of its numerous scoring chances. It wouldn’t matter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a span of 1:35 in the middle of the second period, Syracuse finally displayed the domination on the scoreboard. First, Heather Schwarz tucked away a rebound on the doorstep from Megan Quinn’s blast. 1-0. Then as RIT tried to clear the zone, an SU poke check had the puck pinballing from skate to skate where it eventually found Kelli Rowswell’s stick. All alone in the slot she fired on net, bouncing the puck off de Jonge’s shoulder and just by her glove, 2-0.The Orange was able to pin RIT in the defensive zone for upwards of one or even two minutes multiple times. The zone control enabled SU to frequently change and keep fresh skaters and shooters on the ice while RIT’s skaters were trapped, left to toil away, chasing pass after pass.“Being on the offensive side of it,” Quinn said, “it’s fun. It’s fun keeping them in and making them work around and getting them tired.”With 18:14 left in the game, Quinn delivered another goal. Allie Munroe tacked on a power-play goal securing the commanding victory.“Being able to play so well and dominate them as much as we did was huge,” goalie Abbey Miller said. “Hopefully we can keep it going for tomorrow.”The title game is familiar territory for SU. Every player and coach for Syracuse remembers that agony of losing the CHA Title in overtime to Mercyhurst last year. They recall the sting of dropping the title bout to RIT just twelve months before that.Since starting a program and joining the CHA in 2008, SU has been to five conference title games. Drubbing RIT was just another opportunity to get back to there. Syracuse found a way to change the narrative against the Tigers this season. Now, it has to do that in the season’s biggest game.“There’s a lot of disappointment,” Flanagan said. “We’ve got to figure out a way to come up with a ‘W.’”After the win, Syracuse players emerged from the locker room all wearing the same shirt. Navy blue with “BTC” emblazoned in big orange letters across the front.“BTC” has been a motto for Syracuse during the season, taking on many secret meanings. For this weekend, there is one they revealed.“Break the cycle.” Comments Published on March 4, 2017 at 12:03 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham
BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Submit ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 UK gambling standards association The Senet Group has this afternoon confirmed that it will transfer its responsibilities outright to the newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).Established in 2014, the Senet Group was initially formed by the UK’s legacy ‘Big 4’ high-street bookmakers’ Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Betfred in a move to streamline industry responsibility standards.Significant achievements saw the Senet Group launch its ‘Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Scheme‘ (MOSES) programme back in 2015.Furthermore, the Senet Group would develop the betting industry’s first combined safer gambling nationwide campaign ‘When the Fun Stops Stop’ – a marketing initiative still maintained by industry incumbents.Confirming the transfer of responsibilities to the BGC, Senet Chairman Gillian Wilmot said: “The collaborative ethos at the heart of the new Betting and Gaming Council now offers the opportunity to combine resources to deliver safer gambling initiatives at scale.“It is vital that the industry is at the core of solutions to protect its customers. Senet’s role in bringing the industry together and leading initiatives to protect its customers and secure its own sustainable future has added significant value.”During 2019, the Senet Group participated in cross-industry collaborations, developing a new package of measures to reform industry standards in relation to growing concerns reducing gambling harms and protecting vulnerable consumers.The Senet Group would be a key stakeholder in developing betting’s new ‘Safer Gambling Commitment’ – which saw UK operators voluntarily adopt ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on advertising during live sport.Further ‘directives saw UK betting commit to increased funding for research, education and treatment, combined with improved operating standards on compliance and KYC.Brigid Simmonds, Chairman of the BGC, said: “The cross-industry collaborative approach pioneered by Senet became a blueprint which made the creation of the new Betting and Gaming Council possible. I would like to thank the Senet board, headed by Gillian Wilmot, and the team led by Sarah Hanratty for their hard work, dedication and the legacy they leave through the Safer Gambling Commitments, which provide a roadmap for raising standards across our industry. We look forward to building on that work.”Following the transfer of Senet’s responsibilities to the BGC, self-exclusion programme MOSES will continue to operate as an independent organisation. Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles