Image source: Jan De NulJan De Nul has just released the latest update on their underwater breakwater project in Benin, saying that the season’s goal was successfully completed.“Our vessel Pompei installed a total of 440,000 tonnes of rock in 132 days. Now getting ready for another 400,000 tonnes,” said Jan De Nul in its announcement.The stone installation works were kicked off in December 2018 in Avlékété.During the first phase, a submerged dike of 2 kilometers will be installed. Another two rock installation campaigns of 2 kilometers each will follow, one in Avlékété and another in Djégbadji.After the installation of the submerged dikes, Jan De Nul’s trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) will reclaim sand to restore the affected beaches.Works will be completed in 2021.BackgroundThe Beninese Ministry of Living Environment and Sustainable Development recently kicked off the coastal protection works near the mentioned coastal villages – part of the town called Ouidah.At the beginning of 2018, the Ministry awarded Jan De Nul Group for its in-house developed design of a submerged dike installed off the coast to protect the coastline against the impact of the Atlantic Ocean.Jan De Nul’s design includes a submerged dike at about 150 meters off the coast. The dike has a wave damping effect, which means that the waves of the Atlantic Ocean are broken before they reach the coast.A wave-free climate develops between the submerged dike and the coast. This will significantly reduce the impact on the beaches, as a result of which the sand will move less and the erosion will decrease.
PHOTO BY HAMTIC MPS SAN JOSE, Antique – A farmer was killed while two others were wounded in aroad crash in Barangay Piapi 3, Hamtic, Antique. Marcelino, Nelly and Sercidillo wererushed to the Angel Salazar Memorial Hospital here where Marcelino died afteran hour of receiving medical treatment. PHOTO BY HAMTIC MPS Wounded were 52-year-old Nelly Copiasand 65-year-old Jose Sercidillo, the police added. Yusores, meanwhile, was detained inthe lockup cell of the municipal police station, facing charges./PN The 59-year-old resident MarcelinoCopias died of head injuries, police said. According to police investigators,Marcelino, Nelly and Sercidillo were walking when a tricycle driven by27-year-old Reynan Yusores of Barangay Solong, Sibalom, Antique crashed againstthem around 9:20 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Glen W. Smith, age 50 of Batesville, died Saturday, May 21, 2016. Born December 10, 1965 in Madison, Indiana, he is the son of Della (Nee: Watts) and William Smith. He married Judy Amberger September 8, 1990 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church. He was a driver for UPS 28 years and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local #135.Glen didn’t know a stranger. He was a people person who brought out the best in others. He treated everyone with respect and would always have a compliment for women. Judy teased that he fancied himself a ladies’ man. He loved having people at the house and entertaining. According to his family, Glen liked to golf, go dancing, was a Colts fan, listen to hard rock music and a cold Busch Light now and again wasn’t a bad thing. He also enjoyed working on cars as well and buying and selling them. Many will remember his distinctive laugh and the countless events he fried chicken for.Glen is survived by wife Judy; sons Alex and Trevor of Batesville; mother Della Smith; sister and brother in law Belinda and Bob Harris; brothers and sister in laws Michael and Cathy Smith, Kenneth and Andi Smith and Philip and Jennifer Smith, all of Friendship, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his father.Visitation is Wednesday, May 25th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26th, at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Corinne’s Believer’s Scholarship Fund or the Friendship Fire Department.