Port of Redwood City Dredging Project Included in the Plan

first_imgThe Port of Redwood City has just announced the allocation of $7.95 million from the United States Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Work Plan.As reported, this appropriation advances a critical federal dredging project in 2019, supporting the port operations, ensuring continued ship access to the port and furthering economic activity to the Silicon Valley region.“The funding of the channel dredging and federal investment into our region is great news for the Port of Redwood City, providing certainty that the Port continues to secure and expand maritime activities in the future,” said Lorianna Kastrop, Port Commission chair.The Port of Redwood City is the only deep-water port in the South San Francisco Bay, with a channel depth of 30 feet mean lower low water (MLLW), offering three deep-water berths and five wharves to support international foreign trade and maritime activities of the Silicon Valley region and west coast of the United States.Dredging throughout the port’s waterways and the San Francisco Bay Channel maintains and improves the width, depth and length to berth large vessels.The port recently announced their best year in history generating $8.6 million in revenue and over 2.3 million metric tons of cargo moving across the port docks, a 49% percent increase in cargo over the prior year. The last record-breaking year was in 2005, which generated 1.9 million metric tons of cargo. The port anticipates continued growth in revenue and cargo activities in 2019.last_img read more

WV COVID cases seen to hit 400 mark before weekend

first_imgPeople can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. * 26-year-old female from Passi City, Iloilo (Patient No. 393) Coronavirus disease 2019 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Here’s the breakdown of the 395 cases – Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 41; Negros Occidental, five; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 36; and repatriates, 275. * 55-year-old male from Alimodian, Iloilo (Patient No. 391) What is COVID-19? Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment, according to the World Health Organization. Patients 391, 392 and 393 were repatriated overseas workers while Patient 395 was a locally stranded individual. What are the symptoms? ILOILO City – Western Visayas recorded six new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), pushing to 395 the total cases in the region yesterday. How does COVID-19 spread? Of the region’s 395 cases, 152 already recovered while 11 died, leaving Western Visayas with 232 active cases as of yesterday. * 32-year-old female from San Joaquin, Iloilo (Patient No. 390) * 34-year-old male from Calinog, Iloilo (Patient No. 392) These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth./PN The other case, a 74-year-old female, was from Iloilo City (Patient No. 394). * 26-year-old female from Janiuay, Iloilo (Patient No. 395) Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. The most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Five of the new cases were from Iloilo province, according to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6. These were the following:last_img read more

New execution dates set for federal inmates on death row, including Dustin Honken

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Justice Department has set new dates to begin executing federal death-row inmates following a monthslong legal battle over the plan to resume the executions for the first time since 2003. That includes north-central Iowa drug kingpin Dustin Honken. Attorney General William Barr directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions, beginning in mid-July, of four inmates convicted of killing children.Three of the men had been scheduled to be put to death when Barr announced the federal government would resume executions last year. A federal district judge had halted the executions back in November, but the US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed that ruling in April. Honken of  Britt was convicted of the July 1993 murders of 34-year-old Greg Nicholson, 31-year-old Lori Duncan, Duncan’s two children, 10-year-old Kandace and six-year-old Amber, at Duncan’s Mason City home. Honken was also convicted of murdering 32-year-old Terry DeGeus four months later. Their five bodies were found buried in a field southwest of Mason City in the fall of 2000.Honken is now slated to be executed on July 17th. The move is likely to add a new front to the national conversation about criminal justice reform. (The Associated Press contributed to this report)last_img read more