ML (UK) Dredging team has just announced the successful completion of the Newhaven Harbor dredging project.The company reported that during the works a total of 5,500m³ of material was removed, allowing a new pontoon structure to be installed to assist the pilot boats and other commercial vessels.“Our crews battled rough seas in order to complete the project as quickly as possible to minimize disturbance within the harbor,” ML Dredging said in the release.The project was carried out by the ML Dredging’s backhoe dredger Witton II, accompanied by the split hopper barges Split Three and Split Two.The company also added that upon completing the initial dredging works they were subsequently awarded 3 other zones in which to carry out dredging works by the Harbor Master.Following the completion of the works, ML Dredging will now mobilize the equipment from Newhaven to Portsmouth to carry out crucial dredging works for INEOS British Racing Team.
…Messi makes goal-scoring returnMONTEVIDEO – Lionel Messi scored the winning goal on his return from a short-lived international retirement on Thursday as Argentina defeated Uruguay to take control of South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race.Messi had stunned the footballing world in June after vowing to never play for Argentina again following an agonising defeat to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario.But that tearful farewell was a distant memory at Mendoza’s Estadio Malvinas on Thursday as the Barcelona player orchestrated a 1-0 victory over the two-time World Cup winners.Messi, showing no sign of the groin injury which had placed a question mark against his participation, lashed home the winner on 42 minutes, with his low shot taking a wicked deflection to deceive Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera at the near post.Afterwards Messi paid tribute to the rapturous applause he received throughout.In the dying minutes one young fan sprinted onto the pitch and nearly flattened the five-time World Footballer-of-the-Year with a congratulatory hug.“I am grateful to the people for the treatment, for the love,” Messi said, insisting his retirement announcement in June was genuine as he digested a third defeat in a final with Argentina in as many years.“I wasn’t trying to cheat anyone, I said what I felt. I feel happy,” Messi said.Argentina’s new manager Edgardo Bauza meanwhile saluted Messi’s commitment in returning to play despite his niggling groin problem.He hinted Messi may be rested for Argentina’s next match, against Venezuela on Tuesday. “If he’s not right we won’t risk him,” Bauza said.“I know how painful it is to suffer a groin injury, but Messi’s character meant he was always going to stay on the pitch tonight.”Argentina’s win came after a superb backs-to-the-wall defensive effort in the second half when they had been reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of young Juventus striker Paulo Dybala just before halftime.Dybala, 22, was escorted from the pitch in tears after the red card.Argentina’s win leaves them in first place in South America’s marathon round-robin qualifying campaign with 14 points from seven games.Elsewhere Thursday, there was an impressive win for Brazil over Ecuador in the thin air of Quito, which is situated a dizzying 2,850 metres (9,350 feet) above sea level.Brazil had never won a qualifying game in the Ecuadoran capital before, but two goals from teenage prodigy Gabriel Jesus and a penalty from Neymar handed the five-time world champions a 3-0 victory.Jesus, 19, who signed for English side Manchester City from Palmeiras in August, was outstanding, underscoring his status as the brightest talent in Brazilian football.Jesus won the penalty for the first goal after bursting into the area and drawing a foul from Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez.Neymar duly converted before Jesus doubled Brazil’s lead three minutes from time with a sublime flicked finish from Marcelo’s low cross to make it 2-0.Jesus, who like Neymar had played in Brazil’s gold medal-winning Olympic football campaign, then added a third in stoppage time with a crisp finish into the top corner.The win left Brazil in fifth place overall in the standings with 12 points from seven games.In other matches on Thursday, Colombia defeated Venezuela 2-0 in their port city stronghold of Barranquilla.Goals from Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Macnelly Torres secured the points for Colombia, who would have won by more had it not been for two missed penalties in the final 10 minutes.The win leaves Colombia level with Ecuador and Uruguay on 13 points, just behind leaders Argentina.Paraguay meanwhile are level on 12 points with Brazil after scoring a stormy 2-1 win over South American champions Chile in Asuncion.Oscar Romero and Paulo da Silva fired Paraguay 2-0 up after only nine minutes before Arturo Vidal pulled a goal back just before halftime.A fractious second half ended with Chile defender Gary Medel being sent off in the closing stages as Paraguay held on.In the day’s other game, Bolivia defeated Peru 2-0 in La Paz.
A flyout by Brian Dozier should have ended the inning. Instead Stewart pitched to Zach Granite with two outs and allowed an RBI double, scoring Castro. Joe Mauer followed with a two-run single and the Dodgers trailed 3-0 after three.In the fourth inning Stewart got two quick outs before he walked Castro. Santana then hit a sharp ground ball to second base that Logan Forsythe could not field cleanly, his third error of the season. Stewart had reached his pitch limit. Ross Stripling took over in search of the third out.A passed ball — Stripling and Grandal appeared to get their signals crossed — allowed both Castro and Santana to move up. Brian Dozier then hit a double to drive in both runners, giving Minnesota a 5-0 lead.“I thought I was pretty efficient for the first two innings and change,” Stewart said. “When things didn’t go my way I kind of made some bad two-strike pitches. I’ve got to do a better job of bearing down in those moments.”Stewart started in place of the injured Clayton Kershaw, who was placed on the disabled list after straining a muscle in his back Sunday. The 25-year-old right-hander hadn’t allowed a run in 13 innings out of the Dodgers’ bullpen this season.Solo home runs by Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig against Santana chipped into the Twins’ lead in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. Santana was knocked out in the seventh inning, when Chase Utley’s two-run double off the wall brought the Dodgers within 5-4.Santana was charged with four runs in 6 2/3 innings in his first appearance at Dodger Stadium since 2007.The Dodgers were trailing 5-4 in the eighth inning when Turner drew a leadoff walk against left-hander Taylor Rogers. With one out, Kiké Hernandez delivered a pinch-hit single against Twins closer Brandon Kintzler, sending Turner to third base.Forsythe flew out to Granite, the center fielder, for the second out. When Hernandez ran most of the way toward second base, Granite not-so-cleverly tried to double him up at first. The only problem: nobody was covering the base. Turner scored easily from third as the ball bounced into the Twins’ dugout, tying the score.The Dodgers had only 11 position players active for the game. All of them reached base except for first baseman Cody Bellinger, who went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.Austin Barnes, the last man on the bench, led off the ninth inning with a single against Kintzler. He went to second base on an infield single by Chris Taylor. Both runners moved up on a groundout before Turner poked a single through the left side of the infield with two outs, scoring Barnes to end the game.Was Turner surprised he didn’t receive an intentional walk with first base open and the struggling Bellinger on deck?“I don’t think anyone on the planet wants to pitch to Cody in a big spot right now,” Turner said.The Dodgers will enjoy an off day Thursday before hosting the San Francisco Giants for three games beginning Friday. The trade deadline is 1 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday.If the Dodgers’ front office needs a reason to stand pat at the deadline, Dodger Stadium hosted 50,941 announced witnesses who can testify to the team’s good mojo.“It’s not exact recipes,” said Turner, who collected three hits and played every inning of the series while taking medication for bronchitis. “It’s a different way every night. Whether we’re down to our last strike or whatever, it’s a lot of guys believing. If we still have outs, we’re still in the game and you’re seeing the results.” LOS ANGELES >> The days and weeks leading to baseball’s trade deadline can be a time of fear and loathing. For players, fear that trades will be made to meet the challenge of winning a World Series. For a front office, loathing the process of deciding how to enhance the roster.At 71-31, the Dodgers own a better record through 102 games than all but two teams since the 1969 expansion season. They won a game in their final at-bat Wednesday for the eighth time this season, 6-5 over the Minnesota Twins, on an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning by Justin Turner. If there is any fear and loathing in Chavez Ravine, it is absent during the nine innings the Dodgers play baseball. Players and coaches pay the obligatory lip service, saying they don’t need any trades to be baseball’s best team. More significantly, though, this is how the Dodgers play.“It’s special,” pitcher Brock Stewart said. “You can’t really put it into words. It’s like we know we’re going to win every game. That’s what it comes down to. It’s a special time and everybody knows it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Consider the reasons for their confidence.The Dodgers have swept 13 series, the most in the major leagues. They are 40 games over .500, including a 36-6 record since June 7. No National League West team is within 12½ games of first place. The Dodgers can play .500 baseball the remainder of the season and still win 101 games, something they haven’t done since 1974.“I think it’s one of those things where, this is who we are,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “People talk about riding a wave and when will it stop? I think the process is in place, and the process is to play 27 outs until the end.”Stewart pitched 3 2/3 innings Wednesday and did not allow an earned run, but left with a 5-0 deficit by virtue of two early errors.With one out in the third inning, Twins catcher Jason Castro lined a single into right field. Pitcher Ervin Santana was the next batter and squared up to bunt. He dropped a dribbler in front of home plate. Rather than try for the easy out at first base, catcher Yasmani Grandal threw wide of his target at second base. Initially ruled a fielder’s choice, the play was later scored an error.
…in BarticaThe mining town of Bartica was plunged into mourning after a senior official attached to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Seven was struck down and killed by a speeding motor car on Wednesday evening.Dead is 54-year-old Mark Dutchin, the overseer of the Works Department at the RDC.Dead: Mark DutchinAccording to information received, the incident occurred at around 21:00h on Wednesday evening, while Dutchin was in the vicinity of 3rd and 5th Streets, Bartica.The man was reportedly heading to his Lot 24 Housing Scheme, Bartica home, having departed a karaoke, when he met his demise. Persons in the area recalled seeing the taxi, driven by a young man, speeding down the roadway, and soon after, they heard a crashing sound.The impact caused Dutchin to sustain injuries to his head and to have his legs and arms broken. He was rushed to the Bartica Hospital, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.When contacted, his wife, Valli Dutchin, explained that her husband had left home on Wednesday for work as normal. “He had a meeting during the day; so, after work, he went to the karaoke — something he normally does,” she recounted.The grieving woman said she was at home when she received the news about the accident, and without hesitation, she and other family members rushed to the hospital. She noted that by the time she arrived at the medical facility, he was already dead.“His head was injured, his arms broken, his legs broken, his ribs broken… he get lots of injuries…,” the woman cried. She noted that while family members have been receiving various reports of what occurred, they are urging the Police to conduct a thorough investigation.Meanwhile, the Police have since arrested the driver of the vehicle, who remains in custody as investigations into the fatal accident continue. Dutchin leaves to mourn his wife and two children among other relatives and friends.