USA: Officials Celebrate Completion of Philadelphia Restoration Project

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and the Philadelphia Water Department celebrated the completion of a first-of-its-kind ecosystem restoration project during an April 25 ribbon cutting and site tour event at Morris Park in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia.The event was attended by Congressman Bob Brady, Army Corps leadership and staff, city and state officials, community groups, and contractors.“This is the first stream to be daylighted in the city of Philadelphia,” said Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug who thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its partnership on the project and other efforts throughout the city.Philadelphia District Commander Lt. Col. Chris Becking said the project is a model for creative problem solving in part because the end product has multiple benefits for the community.“We are the nation’s engineers and one of our missions is to deliver water resources solutions to the public,” said Becking. “This is a great example of such a solution as we’ve improved water quality, created wildlife habitat, reduced park flooding, enhanced recreational opportunities and aesthetics – all with one project.”[mappress]Press Release, April 29, 2014last_img read more

Tendulkar did not accept the dismissal and said he would not…

first_imgMumbai: Australian umpire Daryl Harper’s explanation over Tendulkar’s dismissal during a Test match in Adelaide in 1999 has been controversial. The ball hit Tendulkar on the shoulder as he tried to escape, believing that Glenn McGrath’s ball would be a bouncer. The umpire allowed the appeal of the Australian players. In light of this controversial decision, the ICC decided that both on-field umpires should be ‘neutral’ in Test matches.Meanwhile, Harper had recently come to the scene, repeatedly declaring that the decision to call out that day was the right one. Harper not only regretted the decision, but said he was “proud” to have made such a decision without fear. Moreover, former chief selector MSK Singh said that Tendulkar himself had accepted the outing. Harper also explained that Prasad had revealed it to him.However, Prasad himself has denied Harper’s explanation. Prasad said it was true that he had met Harper a few years back when he was the chief selector of the Indian team, adding that he had not said that Tendulkar had accepted the outing.‘It is important to understand that the guilt of calling out Tendulkar in the wrong way still haunts Harper. It is true that Harper was spotted during a meal during the 2018 India-Australia Test series. Harper asked me, “How did Tendulkar react to being called out on the shoulder that day?”“Whether you call Tendulkar out or not, he will not question that decision. Questioning the umpire is not his style. That is why he continues to be a role model for each of us today. That’s how he grew up to be the god of Indian cricket ‘- that was my answer then’ – Prasad explained.According to Prasad, Harper had interpreted his words as “Tendulkar will not question whatever the umpire decides”.English Summary: ‘Sachin not a person who will question umpires’: MSK Prasad refutes Harper’s claims on controversial Tendulkar dismissallast_img read more