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WDFW Announces Tentative Razor Clam Digs Through April

first_imgFacebook86Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeState shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled razor clam digs on ocean beaches for dates through April. “We have lots of razor clams on area beaches this year, and we’re releasing a tentative schedule to give people plenty of time to make plans to get out and enjoy them,” said Dan Ayres, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish manager.Final approval of all scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.WDFW typically announces whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening, said Ayres.The tentative razor clam digs, along with low tides and beaches, are listed below.Digging is not allowed before noon for the March and early April digs where low tide occurs in the evening.March 6, Friday, 4:11 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMarch 7, Saturday, 4:59 pm, -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisMarch 8, Sunday, 6:43 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMarch 9, Monday, 7:25 pm, -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisMarch 10, Tuesday, 8:06 pm, -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMarch 11, Wednesday, 8:46 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisMarch 20, Friday 5:27 pm, 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMarch 21, Saturday, 6:07 pm, 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival)March 22, Sunday, 6:41 pm, 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksMarch 23, Monday, 7:12 pm, 0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 3, Friday, 3:41 pm, 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 4, Saturday, 4:37 pm, -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 5, Sunday, 5:27 pm, -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 6, Monday, 6:12 pm, 0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 7, Tuesday, 6:55 pm, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisNo digging is allowed after noon for April digs — listed below — where low tide occurs in the morning.April 8, Wednesday, 7:26 am, -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 9, Thursday, 8:14 am, -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 10, Friday, 9:01 am, -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 11, Saturday, 9:50 am, -1.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis (Long Beach Razor Clam Festival)April 12, Sunday, 10:42 am, -0.7 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 13, Monday, 11:39 am, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 22, Wednesday, 7:08 am, 0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 23, Thursday, 7:41 am, 0.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 24, Friday, 8:15 am, -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 25, Saturday, 8:49 am, -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 26, Sunday, 9:26 am, -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 27, Monday, 10:07 am, -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 28, Tuesday, 10:54 am, -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, CopalisApril 29, Wednesday, 11:48 am, 0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksIn order to ensure conservation of clams for future generations, WDFW sets tentative razor clam seasons that are based on the results from an annual coast-wide razor clam stock assessment and by considering harvest to date. WDFW authorizes each dig independently after getting the results of marine toxin testing.Two razor clam digging weekends, in particular, should not be missed, said Ayres.  “The Ocean Shores Razor Clam and Seafood Festival on March 21 and 22, and the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival on April 11 are long-running events that celebrate the unique contribution of razor clams to Washington’s culture and coastal communities.”All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach.Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website and from some 600 license vendors around the state.Ayres reminds razor clam diggers, that anyone gathering clams in April will need a new 2020 license to participate.  Under state law, diggers at open beaches can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.“Abundant razor clam populations on beaches are allowing for more digging opportunity this year,” said Ayres. “But, it is important that razor clam diggers be sure to only dig where it is allowed.” Razor clam diggers can find detailed beach maps that indicate locations and local names for beaches on WDFW’s website.WDFW is the primary state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities. WDFW razor clam digs support outdoor lifestyles and coastal economies.last_img read more

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TRAX swimmer Ian Markus gets top level coaching at Prospects Training Camp

first_img  Anyone interested in joining the TRAX Swim Club please email: traxswimclub@gmail.com The Monday after the Thompson-Okanagan-Kootenay Regional Age Group camp in Kamloops, Swim BC ran its first ever Prospects Regional Camp in the Interior with swimmers identified from the autumn Provincial Prospects selection from the Thompson-Okanagan and Kootenay regions invited to attend. TRAX Swim Club swimmer Ian Markus was chosen and attended the Regional (Okanagan/Kootenay) Prospects Training Camp in Kamloops.center_img Markus was fortunate to participate in the training camp which focused on all four swim strokes and had inspirational guidance from people such as former World Champion and Olympic medalist Brent Hayden.Video analyst and expert from Canadian Sport Institute – Pacific, Graham Olson provided swimmers with immediate and impactful feedback on their body position and stroke mechanics.Outside of the water swimmers received informative and engaging presentations with great examples of healthful and helpful foods to fuel performance.  last_img read more

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Planners impressed with hospital consultation turnout

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement -More than 30 residents attended an information session on the new Fort St. John Hospital project that’s currently under construction. The ‘Neighbourhood Community Committee’ meeting was held in the current hospital’s boardroom on Wednesday night. It was designed to allow consultation with residents who live nearby the construction grounds.Members from Northern Health, the City of Fort St. John, and developer ISL Health, were on hand to answer questions from the public.Project Manager for Northern Health, Tom Sparrow, says he was impressed with the way resident’s engaged in the consultation.[asset|aid=2508|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7c7cc4f339da340d7c2cd4d512431b28-Sparrow 2_4_Pub.mp3] Advertisement [asset|aid=2509|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=7c7cc4f339da340d7c2cd4d512431b28-Sparrow 1_5_Pub.mp3] Sparrow says there’s going to be plenty more consultation sessions, as planners want to make up several committees to engage the entire City.The consultation dates will be announced in the near future. The project broke ground last spring, and should be complete by 2012. A residential care facility is included in the design plan.Many residents had questions relating to road closures, as well as routes that would be used during the construction process.Others were impressed to find out that the wood used to make the facility would be purchased from the local mill.Sparrow added that since many of the developers live in Fort St. John, most of the questions that were asked at the committee meeting were anticipated.Advertisement Photo: This hospital diorama was on display, as concerned residents listened intently to an update from Northern Health and ISL on Wednesday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.calast_img read more

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Top order collapse left Warriors vulnerable

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…Following a string of defeats from the start of this season, the St Lucia Stars (SLS) once again found themselves in a great position to claim a victory after a good bowling performance which left the Guyana Amazon Warriors (GAW) dumfounded.Playing at the Darren Sammy Stadium at Gros Islet in St Lucia where they broke the 14-match losing streak and amassed the tournament’s highest total, the home side won the toss and gave Warriors the opportunity to bat first.Warriors rustled up 140 – 9 in their allotted overs, ironically, one run short of the previous match against SLS where they posted 141 – 4, and were successful by three runs in defense.GAW had somewhat of an excellent start as they raced to 30 – 0 in two overs, compliments of an aggressive Luke Ronchi who smacked Mitchell McClenaghan for three consecutive boundaries off the final three balls of the opening over.Odean Smith got the same treatment in the second over as Ronchi and Walton combined to take 17 off the medium pacer.McClenaghan then struck back in the third when he removed Ronchi (24) who mistimed a delivery which was short outside off, and toed it to David Warner at long-on with the score on 33.Rahkeem Cornwall was introduced in the next over and was immediately successful, bowling Walton for 12 as Warriors’ opening pair continues to struggle this season.Guyana’s leading run scorer, Shimron Hetmyer, added just one run to his 4-match aggregate of 222. Hetmyer gave Warner his second catch of the night off a Kesrick Williams-delivery, another bowling change which reaped a reward. Warriors were now 41 – 3.The skipper Shoaib Malik (9), like Hetmyer, found it tough to score on Friday evening, but got out a different route. A brilliant piece of glovework from Andre Fletcher behind the stumps gave the Afghan Qais Ahmad his first wicket.With the score on 62 – 4 in the ninth over, Cameron Delport (25) and Sherfane Rutherford (15) tried to dig deep and stage a recovery. Both middle order batsmen found it hard to find the boundaries but picked up consistent singles and twos which proved not to bother the opposition.Williams found his second wicket when Delport got a top edge which fine leg comfortably settled under while an Ahmad-Obed McCoy link up resulted in the run-out of Rutherford.Sohail Tanvir’s 19 and Rayad Emrit’s 17 were two welcomed scores down the order to help Warriors to yet again, another modest total.Scrambling for runs in the more than often eventful last over, Veersammy Permaul (5) was caught going for a big one while Emrit was caught short of his crease trying to find an extra run against the arm of Kieron Pollard.Both Williams and McCoy finished with 2 – 23 while a wicket each went to Cornwall, McClenaghan and Ahmad.Up to press time, SLS were 71 for two from 11 overs before heavy rain stop play.last_img read more

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Princeton ESP lab must have foreseen its end

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PRINCETON, N.J. – The extrasensory perception lab at Princeton University will be shuttered at the end of the month. Maybe you already knew that. The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory will close after 28 years of studying ESP and telekinesis, research that embarrassed university officials and outraged the scientific community. PEAR’s founder, Robert G. Jahn, said the lab, with its aging equipment and dwindling finances, has done what it needed to do. “If people don’t believe us after all the results we’ve produced, then they never will,” Jahn, 76, former dean of Princeton’s engineering school and an emeritus professor, told The New York Times for Saturday editions. Princeton made no official comment on the lab’s closure. One of the world’s top experts on jet propulsion, Jahn was able to buck a research system based on university and government money that uses strenuous peer review. Instead, Jahn estimates he was able to raise more than $10 million in private donations over the years. A standard experiment at PEAR would have a participant sitting in front of an electric box flashing numbers just above or below 100. Staff would tell the person to either “think high” or “think low” as they watched the display. PEAR researchers concluded that people could alter the results in such machines about two or three times out of 100,000. Jahn claimed if the human mind could slightly alter a machine, it might be able to be used in other areas of human life, such as healing disease.last_img read more

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Olympic spirit

first_imgThe result is L.A. remains just an idea, the belief in unlimited freedom and endless possibility. It’s a place, not a city. Cities – real cities such as Chicago, Boston, New York, Paris, London – have a sense of community, of togetherness, that L.A. has never achieved. Real cities are inclusive; the quality of life in the neighborhoods is as important as the enhancement of public monuments, museums and gathering places. L.A. excludes the people. It is a city for privileged elites and special classes, a city where the middle class is being squeezed out and good jobs chased away. Neighborhoods are trampled by runaway development, and their residents, struggling to preserve their quality of life, are dismissed as know-nothing NIMBYs. It doesn’t have to be this way. The charter-reform movement and San Fernando Valley secession drive were efforts to break with the past and bring L.A. together. But they were taken hostage or crushed by the power elites when they should have been embraced as the best hope for a prosperous and healthy future. When it came to the Olympics, L.A. let out a collective yawn while Chicago showed widespread enthusiasm with plans to build a spectacular Olympic village on the lake. WHEN it came to sports venues, track record, certainty for economic success and quality of its presentation, Los Angeles was the better choice as the U.S. nominee to bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But the U.S. Olympic Committee picked Chicago over L.A. for good reason. Chicago has a long tradition of strong leadership – political, business, civic, labor and neighborhood – that pulls together for the greater good, and a citizenry that believes in the city. L.A. has a great climate, but as a city, it’s run today as it’s always been run: for the betterment of narrow classes of people who see the public as a minor obstacle in the way of serving themselves. The contrast between the cities was clear in Washington, D.C., where the USOC was making its decision. Local television crews and local news reporters from Chicago were present in large numbers. Meanwhile, interest was so low in L.A. that local TV ignored the event and the Los Angeles Times was hardly present, leaving only the Daily News to represent local media at a major press conference. It doesn’t have to be this way. With its climate, with its aura of freedom, with its capacity for reinvention, L.A. has the chance to be a truly great city. Seeds of democracy have been planted in neighborhood councils. The mayor has the vision to see a Los Angeles greater than what now exists. And thousands of ordinary people have worked long and hard to make things better. But it will take thousands of others to wake up and throw off the chains of their apathy, as well as a sudden moment of enlightenment among the ruling elite. L.A. can learn a lot from Chicago. Whether it will is a question of whether there’s the will to put greed and selfishness aside and strive for something greater.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘Heading the ball’ riskier for female players: study

first_img“Researchers and clinicians have long noticed that women fare worse following head injury than men, but some have said that’s only because women are more willing to report symptoms,” said lead author Michael Lipton, professor of radiology, psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.“Based on our study, which measured objective changes in brain tissue rather than self-reported symptoms, women do seem more likely than men to suffer brain trauma from heading soccer balls.”For the study, 49 male and 49 female players were given a form of MRI called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which analyzes the health of the brain’s white matter by looking at water balance in the tissue.Players’ ages ranged from 18-50, and both groups reported a similar number of headings over the previous year. Men reported an average of 487 headings and women 469.The scans showed that “the volume of damaged white matter in women soccer players was five times greater than for male players,” according to the report.The women had eight brain regions where white matter — which involves communication between different parts of the brain — were affected, compared to three in men.Researchers said the brain changes were “subclinical,” meaning the players did not report any altered thinking ability.But the changes remain a concern because they could be a precursor to further injury and brain damage, including cognitive decline and behavioral changes.“Before serious dysfunction occurs, it’s wise to identify risk factors for cumulative brain injury — such as heading if you’re female — so that people can act to prevent further damage and maximize recovery,” said Lipton.The study gave no formal reasons for the differences, but some experts suggest that neck strength, sex hormones or genetics could be to blame.About 30 million women and girls play soccer worldwide, according to the International Federation of Association Football, known as FIFA.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mexican Katlyn Johnson (C) jumps for a header between Costa Rica’s Maria Salas (L) and Mariana Benavides at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Barranquilla, Colombia, on July 30, 2018 © AFP / Luis ROBAYOTAMPA, United States, Jul 31 – Brain damage from heading a football may be five times more extensive in women than men, said a US study Tuesday based on nearly 100 amateur players.The report in the journal Radiology suggested that sex-specific guidelines may be needed to guard against head injuries in football, or soccer as it is widely called in the United States.last_img read more

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Man United blow? Neymar to stay at Barcelona ‘for life’, insists club director

first_img1 Neymar celebrates scoring for Barcelona Neymar will remain at Barcelona “for life,” according to the club’s technical director Roberto Fernandez.The Brazil superstar was linked with Manchester United this summer, with reports in England claiming the Red Devils were prepared to spend £240million to tempt him to the Premier League.£130m of that fee would have been the player’s buyout clause, with the remainder on tying him to a long-term contract at Old Trafford.Neymar, who scored 43 goals in all competitions as Barcelona won a La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble last season, recently admitted he held talks with United over the summer.He is, however, tied to the European champions until June 2018, and Barca have expressed their intention to reward the Brazil international with a new and improved deal that would reportedly make the player the second highest paid at the club after Lionel Messi.“We are currently working on Neymar’s contract extension and I don’t think there will be any type of problem,” Fernandez said, as reported in Marca.“I have no doubt in my mind that Neymar will spend the rest of his life at Barcelona.”last_img read more

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Good news for Spurs and Southampton? Porto star plays down Real Madrid link

first_imgTottenham and Southampton target Giannelli Imbula insists he is not dreaming of a move to Real Madrid.The midfielder joined Porto in the summer from Marseille for £17.5m after they beat off competition from Premier League clubs.Since then, though, rumours have grown that the 23-year-old is unsettled and struggling to adapt to life in Portugal.Spurs and Southampton have been tipped to make a move for the Frenchman, while recent reports have suggested that Imbula is targeting a switch to Real.However, the link to the Spanish giants has quickly been quashed by the player. “It is not a dream? No,” Imbula told Canal+ when quizzed on interest from Real Madrid.“La Liga? No it is not a dream. A dream is something you have when you go to bed… I have personal aims, but I don’t necessarily have dreams in football.” Giannelli Imbula 1last_img read more

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BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY BLAZE TO HOST U18 MEN’S NATIONAL CUP QUALIFIERS

first_imgBlaze U18s men’s team.This weekend sees Letterkenny Blaze Basketball Club host one of four qualifying tournaments in this years Basketball Ireland’s U18 Men’s Hula Hoop National Cup.The tournament will be played in An Dánlann, LYIT Sports Centre from 9.00 both mornings and games will go on into late on Saturday evening. There will be refreshments available to purchase at the gym with the onsite catering company looking after this.Seven teams from all over the country St Brendan’s BC Tralee, St Mary’s BC Castleisland, Neptune BC Cork, Killester BC Dublin, Titans BC Galway and old rivals Belfast Star BC along with our own U18 Men’s team will battle it out for a place in the quarter finals of this competition.The pedigree of the participating teams will give spectators the opportunity to view the high standard of basketball being played at this level around the country. There has been a huge resurgence of the game over the last number of years with Basketball Ireland working hard under extremely difficult circumstances to grow the sport again to what it was back in the golden era of the 1980/90’s. There are now many Irish teenagers attending elite academies, prep schools in America and others on scholarships at Division one colleges in the US as the sport continues to grow.We ask our basketball community to ensure they take their junior ballers over to An Dánlann at some time over the weekend to watch some of the games. This weekend presents such a wonderful opportunity for them to watch how they too can develop their skills and game as they get older. Obviously everyone is welcome to drop in, there is no admission fee.Our U18 girls are also participating this year with their host venue being that of Ulster Elks Basketball at University of Ulster, Jordanstown on the same weekend. Their pool is a little smaller with teams from Oblate BC Dublin, Carraig na bhFear Rebels BC Cork, Ulster Elks BC, Tralee Imperials BC and Portlaoise Panthers BC at the venue. Again a really high standard of basketball will be seen. The first game in UUJ is at 10.00am on 7 Nov with Blaze V Carraig na bhFear Rebels.The Blaze U18 ladies team.BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY BLAZE TO HOST U18 MEN’S NATIONAL CUP QUALIFIERS was last modified: November 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Blaze Basketballletterkennylast_img read more

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