Bay Denesse Restoration Project Underway

first_imgDucks Unlimited is working to restore 2,550 acres of coastal marsh approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Buras, Louisiana. The project will combine coastal restoration techniques of marsh terraces and crevasses to optimize sediment capture from the Mississippi River.Wetlands adjacent to the Mississippi River have suffered extensive deterioration over the past century.Historically, the Mississippi River had many distributary channels that connected nutrient and sediment rich waters of the river with marshes of the Barataria and Breton Sound Basins. The river also overtopped its banks during flood events, which helped nourish the surrounding marshes with sediment.Due to flood control and navigation needs, federal efforts to contain the river with levees were initiated in the late 1800s and continue to this day.The containment of the river, coupled with other sources of wetland loss (i.e., subsidence, shoreline erosion, salt water intrusion, etc.), have had detrimental impacts to the marshes flanking the river.This project area is located south of the Mississippi River flood control levee system and is still hydrologically connected to the river. Thus, it is an ideal location to enhance river water distribution to create wetlands.This project will restore and enhance 2,550 acres by converting open water into various habitat types, including mud/sand flats, shallow water ponds, aquatic vegetation beds, and emergent marsh.It will also nourish existing marshes within the project area.last_img read more

Attacks on journalists in Haiti condemned

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – The Haitian government has condemned the “targeted” attacks on journalists both in the private and public sector with Prime Minister Jean Michel Lapin also condemning the verbal and physical pressure, intimidation and attacks on all press workers.Both Lapin and Eddy Jackson Alexis, the Secretary of State for Communication, were critical of the attacks that led to the death of a=t least one journalist and attacks on radio and television stations in the country as demonstrators continued to call for the resignation of President Jovel Moise over allegations of embezzlement.Lapin said that while recognizing the right of everyone to demonstrate peacefully, he was denouncing the verbal and physical pressure, intimidation and attacks on all press workers in particular and the general public and “expresses his solidarity with the journalists who are victims, and encourages actors to work for stability and lasting peace in society”.He said the protests were by groups of citizens “who have publicly stated their position and produced their demands.“The exercise of this constitutional right was well regarded by the Primature who instructed the competent authorities to make the best arrangements for the management of crowd movements,” he said, adding that the Haitian National Police deserve praise for its professional behavior.“Unfortunately, burrs could not be avoided and tainted the day that ended with the death of two people and destruction of material property,’ Lapin said, adding “the Primature deplores the deaths that occurred in this circumstance and offers its sincere condolences to the parents of the victims. The death of a man is too much.“It should be recalled that the right to protest is guaranteed by the Constitution, which imposes on the authorities the duty to protect life and property,’ Prime Minister Lapin noted.In his statement, Alexis said that he was condemning the attacks against journalists and the media workers both in the public and private sectors.“The targeted attack on Radio Télé Ginen (RTG) where three vehicles of the station were set on fire and windshields of several others stationed in front of the media building broken this Monday, June 10, 2019,” he said, expressing “solidarity with Radio Télé Ginen but also with journalists, Martine Denis Chandler, Richardson Jourdan of the RTNH, Lesly Dorcin of newspaper Le Nouvelliste, who were also victims of separate incidents on Friday 7 and Sunday June 9.”Police confirmed that Rospide Pétion, who worked for Radio Sans Fin, was shot to death in the capital on Monday night.The Secretary of State said he wanted to reiterate that “intolerance and any attack on the freedom to inform cannot be tolerated in any form in a democratic society.”The protesters are demanding the removal of President Moise from office over allegations of mis-use of funds associated with the PetroCaribe, an oil alliance of many Caribbean states with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment.last_img read more

Thursday January 24th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nick McGlynn has 20 points and 10 rebounds and Drake pulled away early in the second half for a 78-66 victory over Evansville on Wednesday night.McGlynn collected his fifth 20-point game and fourth double-double of the season. Tremell Murphy, D.J. Wilkins, and Garrett Sturtz added 11 points apiece, and Noah Thomas chipped in 10 for Drake (15-5, 4-3 Missouri Valley Conference). The Bulldogs have won three of its last four games and improved to 9-1 at home.John Hall and Marty Hill scored 13 points each to lead Evansville (9-11, 3-4). K.J. Riley added 12 points.The Bulldogs took the lead for good midway through the first half and built a 35-31 halftime advantage. The Purple Aces stayed within single digits until a 9-2 surge made it 67-48 with about seven minutes left. MASON CITY — Mandy Willems had 31 points while Autam Mendez had a double-double with 30 points and 17 rebounds as the 9th-ranked NIACC women beat Little Priest Tribal College116-69 last night at the NIACC gym, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. NIACC jumped out to a 38-18 lead after the first quarter, as the Lady Trojans for the contest were 35-44 from the free throw line. NIACC is now 14-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference. MASON CITY — The 17th-ranked NIACC men beat Little Priest Tribal College 110-85, as you also heard on KGLO. Wendell Matthews had his sixth double-double of the season with 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Trojans. Deundra Roberson added 21, James Harris had 19 while Christian Kelly also had 12 for the Trojans. NIACC is now 14-3 overall and 4-1 in conference play. Both NIACC teams travel to Ellsworth on Saturday, games you’ll hear on KGLO starting at about 1 o’clock. IOWA CITY — Transition defense has been the focus as the 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes get set to host sixth ranked Michigan State. The Spartans hammered the Hawkeyes 90-68 back in early December.That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says the Hawkeyes need to have good shot selection.The Hawkeyes will be out to snap the Spartans’ 20-game winning streak in Big Ten play.Iowa is 5-3 in the Big Ten and 16-3 overall. You can hear the Iowa-Michigan State game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 5 o’clock, with the tipoff from Carver-Hawkeye Arena scheduled for 6 o’clock . CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Cook had 17 points and Sean Lloyd Jr. and Darius Beane each added 16 more as Southern Illinois beat Northern Iowa for the second time in 18 days, 70-62 in a Missouri Valley Conference contest on Wednesday night.The victory snaps a four-game losing streak for the Salukis, who had not won since its 58-51 win at Cedar Falls.A.J. Green hit a 3 with 3:43 left to get Northern Iowa within 3, 53-50, but the Salukis pushed the advantage to 13 points before Green hit two 3s in the final minute to get the final deficit to single digits.Southern Illinois (10-10, 3-4) shot 50 percent from the field (26 of 52), including 7 of 20 from long range.Green hit 6 of 7 from distance and finished with 22 points for Northern Iowa (8-12, 3-4). IOWA CITY — Megan Gustafson scored 32 points and added 12 rebounds as 18th ranked Iowa beat 14th ranked Rutgers 72-66, handing the Scarlet Knights their first Big Ten loss. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.Bluder says the Hawkeyes did a good job against the Rutgers defense.Kathleen Doyle had 17 points while Mason City native Makenzie Meyer had 11 points, three assists and one steal in 30 minutes of play. The win was the fourth straight for the Hawkeyes who improve to 6-2 in the Big Ten.center_img — high school girls basketball WednesdayNewman 73, Rockford 56 WACO, TEXAS — Second ranked Baylor outscored Iowa State 25-12 in the third quarter in an 84-69 win over the 20th ranked Cyclones. Senior Bridget Carleton scored 24 points in the opening half before being saddled with foul trouble. She finished with 28.Alexa Middleton chipped in with 18 points but the Cyclones made only seven of 25 from three point range.Iowa State falls to 4-3 in the Big 12.Iowa State visits Oklahoma State Saturday evening. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Michigan State — pre-game 5:00, tipoff 6:00AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake vs. Crestwood — girls 6:15, boys follow MASON CITY – The NIACC wrestling team dropped a 28-15 decision to Iowa Central in an ICCAC dual meet on Wednesday in the NIACC Recreation Center.NIACC picked up wins from Tony Mendoza (149), Xavier Judge (165), Mason Carpenter (174) and Zach Santee (285).Mendoza stopped Iowa Central’s eighth-ranked Yarhoski Aldiva, 3-2. Judge pinned the Tritons’ Russ Jennett in 1 minute, 40 seconds, Carpenter took a 3-1 decision from Iowa Central’s Austin Lamm and Santee topped Iowa Central’s Gunner Cash, 9-6.NIACC returns to action Jan. 31 in a dual meet at Iowa Western.last_img read more