Navy Region Northwest Command Cutter OLD MAN IV to visit Olympia…

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Bob Terhune for Capital Lakefair Military LiaisonThe 50-foot-long, 62-year-old, antique wooden boat “OLD MAN IV”, which serves as a ceremonial platform for the U. S. Navy, will arrive at the City of Olympia’s Percival Landing on Thursday, July 18 between 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. where it will be greeted by the Capital Lakefair Queen, Princesses and Capital Lakefair members who are known as Capitalarians.The Command Cutter, which is powered by twin diesel engines, will be open for public visitors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A vintage Admiral’s Barge, OLD MAN IV was built in 1957 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) in Bremerton the same year, 1957, that Capital Lakefair was begun in Olympia. Back then this area was known as the 13th Naval District.Today it is Navy Region Northwest, commanded by Rear Admiral Christopher S. “Scotty” Gray, who took charge on June 20, 2018, just over a year ago.The Boat Crew for this year’s visit consists of: Chief Quartermaster (Surface Warfare) William Kearns, Boat Officer, Boatswain’s Mate First Class (Surface Warfare) Shavar Hillery, Boat Coxswain and Engineman Second Class (Surface Warfare) Branden Caligiuri, Boat Engineer.During Lakefair week the members of the Navy Boat Crew will represent the Navy and Navy Region Northwest in several Lakefair events, including Thursday evening’s Royalty Program and Saturday’s 5:00 p.m. Capital Lakefair Grand Parade.For more information, visit the Lakefair website.last_img read more

WDFW Approves Four Days of Razor Clam Digging Starting Friday, March…

first_imgFacebook32Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (dolores.noyes@dfw.wa.gov). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/requests-accommodation. COVID-19 and Razor Clam Digging: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife recognizes that we are facing extraordinary times and urges all Washington citizens to take extra precautions to keep yourself, your family and the entire community of Washington healthy.  Razor clam digs typically bring visitors from throughout Washington. We recognize that travel at this time should be done with great deliberation for your health, and the health of the receiving community.  In the course of considering this dig, we consulted with county health officials in both Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. We also consulted with the Washington Department of Health and the Governor’s office to determine if this clam opener should proceed. Based on the determinations of local and state government, we will continue to offer this outdoor activity.In offering this activity, we ask that you to follow WDOH guidelines.  In particular:Do not travel if you are sick, someone in your household is sick or you have conditions that put you at higher risk.Symptoms or not, please also practice good personal hygiene and maintain “social distancing” of at least six feet while on the beach.In addition, please recognize that these small towns need the grocery stores to remain stocked for local residents.  So please be judicious in purchasing what is needed for your time at the beach. Restaurants and bars are closed at this time, so please make sure you have brought the provisions you will need to enjoy your day.Please visit WDFW COVID-19 Updates for more information.Approved Razor Clam DigRazor clam diggers can round up their shovels, clam guns and tubes for a four-day dig beginning March 20.The approved dig is for the following beaches, dates and low tides:State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a dig on evening low tides after recent marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.March 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, CopalisMarch 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, CopalisNo digging is allowed before noon when low tide occurs in the evening.“We are approving this dig based on favorable marine toxin findings, but folks should use their own judgment and consider COVID-19 when making travel plans,” said Larry Phillips, WDFW coastal region director, referencing recent announcements that razor clam festivals centered on Ocean Shores and Long Beach have been postponed.For a list of proposed razor clam digs on Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks beaches through April, please see our razor clam webpage.WDFW authorizes each dig independently after getting the results of marine toxin testing. Final approval of the tentatively scheduled openings will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.In 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. To see videos of WDFW’s sustainable management work for razor clam seasons, visit our razor clam page.WDFW is also asking razor clam fans around the state to weigh in on the perennial question: Which is better, clam gun or shovel? To register support for a favored digging method, clam diggers can post a photo or video, complete with hashtag #TeamClamShovel or #TeamClamGun on any social media before the end of the spring season.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s licensing website and from license vendors around the state.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.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho on Cristiano Ronaldo : Make that man a case study!

first_imgAdvertisement 1vbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsdhap2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edx0vac( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8pcdWould you ever consider trying this?😱3tbc0v4Can your students do this? 🌚760b9mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Jose Mourinho has been highly impressed with Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance over the years. For this reason, he thinks that Cristiano Ronaldo should be used as a case study. He is genetically and mentally very much different from other human beings.Advertisement Cristiano Ronaldo scored 4 goals against Lithuania in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers. After scoring four goals in that match, Cristiano Ronaldo broke another record. Now the star Portuguese footballer also owns the record of having most number of goals in European Championship qualifiers. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 25 goals so far in European Championship qualifiers.Advertisement The star Portuguese footballer also holds the record of most number of goals for the country among the players who have not retired it. His goal tally for Portugal has now reached 93 after his four goals against Lithuania.Jose Mourinho seemed to be overwhelmed with the performance of Cristiano Ronaldo and he told,Advertisement “It doesn’t surprise me,”“At 34, he is top in the world, in a top team, in top condition. I’m not surprised whatsoever because genetically and mentally he is a case study.“He is someone that only thinks about winning, about beating records, achieving more and becoming better. He is truly a phenomenon and it really doesn’t surprise me.“When he is 50 years old he will be at home and FIFA will invite him to a game of legends. He will play the game and score a goal. I am sure it will be like that.”Cristiano Ronaldo is now showing the same enthusiasm to score like before and that is certainly commendable. The star Portuguese footballer is proving that age is just a number.Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho blames the entire club organization for their failure Advertisementlast_img read more

Twitter trolls British Airways after Faf du Plesiss’ complains on kit bag loss

first_imgAdvertisement 9a2gs5NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsankWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehi67le( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) h2rWould you ever consider trying this?😱4rmCan your students do this? 🌚e2Roller skating! Powered by Firework South African batsman Faf du Plessis, blasted on the famous airline company British Airways, saying “today was one of my worst flying experiences where everything went wrong” on twitter. India will face South Africa in a three-match Test series which begins on October 2 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.Advertisement The former Protea captain, wasn’t part of the T20I series and is now on his way to India to join his teammates. But it appears that du Plessis had a bit of delay and will miss the connecting flight from Dubai to India. He voiced his frustration on Twitter about British Airways.Advertisement Moments later, he elaborated on his bad experience through a light jokes adding: “When life gives you lemons , make lemonade .My cricket bag hasn’t arrived !!!!!!!!!! Actually can just smile about it but, wow @British_Airways today was one of my worst flying experiences where everything went wrong. Now just hoping I’ll have my bats back eventually,” tweeted the South African.The British Airways replied unconvincingly and the fans trolled in response for their careless mistake.Currently, the India vs South Africa three-match T20I series is underway. The first  match was washed away, while the second one saw an inspirational Virat Kohli fire India to a comfortable victory with one over to spare. The India captain was unbeaten at 72 in Mohali.The third and final match will be held at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Advertisementlast_img read more

Read which is the only European country still progressing with its football league during…

first_imgAdvertisement 6u87yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2gtvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edfm8( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uxWould you ever consider trying this?😱zxyvCan your students do this? 🌚9scRoller skating! Powered by Firework The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has halted almost all sporting events and mass gatherings around the world, but there’s no stopping Belarus amid the global crisis. The country’s football league is still going on as per its schedule – however, a number of fans have recently started to boycott games in order to keep themselves safe.Advertisement Even though the Belarusian Premier League has grabbed the attention of football maniacs worldwide, fans in the country are worried with the increase of new Covid-19 cases. As per the latest reports, Belarus has registered over 2,226 cases, with 23 deaths so far.Advertisement But Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, has refused to impose strict lockdown measures and has labelled the fears about coronavirus a “psychosis”. He also prescribed drinking vodka and going to saunas as the only options to battle the deadly disease, last month!Last Friday, 8th placed FC Neman Grodno played a 1-1 draw against FC Belshina Bobruisk in an almost deserted stadium as the Neman players applauded the empty stands in support for spectators staying away.Advertisement “The federation decided to play – so we play,” Igor Kovalevich, Neman’s coach voiced his dissent said after the game; while his opposite number, Eduard Gradoboyev of Belshina seemed concerned with the lack of fans in the arena,“Of course, it is the main problem. Because football is for spectators. And when you come to a absolutely half-empty stadium, especially such a good one like here in Grodno, it is a bit uncomfortable.”Even the Neman Grodno fan club urged people to stay at home via a statement.“Let’s stay home, reduce the risks associated with the spread of coronavirus, protect ourselves and our loved ones,” the statement read.However, one supporter who attended the game seemed mellow about the problem,“Am I worried or not worried? I guess most likely not. First of all there are not many people coming to watch football, there are no crowds. And all measures are taken at the stadium” he said.As the great Sir Alex Ferguson once said, “Football, Bloody Hell!” Advertisementlast_img read more

Virus Found to be Causing Dolphin Deaths

first_imgBy Scott LongfieldA naturally occurring virus is being blamed for the hundreds of dolphin deaths along the Eastern seaboard this summer.As more bottlenose dolphin wash ashore, Dr. Teri Rowels from the federal Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program said that morbillivirus is responsible for the large number of dolphin that have died this year along the Atlantic coast, and that this may continue into next spring.The virus cannot be transmitted to humans.Since July 9, Robert Schoelkopf, director of New Jersey’s Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, has counted 74 dead dolphin along the Jersey Shore.According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 488 dolphin have been stranded since Jan. 1 from New York to North Carolina.The high number of dolphin deaths is similar to what happened in 1987 when more than 700 dolphin were washed up from New Jersey to Florida. Morbillivirus also was linked to their deaths, according to officials.NOAA officials are urging people to stay away from dead or stranded dolphin and to contact the MMSC at 609-266-0538 or the local police department to report any sightings.last_img read more

Jersey Shore Women Unite To Make an Impact Via Philanthropy

first_imgIN 2001, Wendy Steele of Cincinnati, Ohio, struggled with her growing frustration that women were not participating in philanthropy as much as she knew they could. She understood the mutual benefits to women participating in philanthropy and its impact in their own communities. This led to the concept of Impact 100, which she founded in 2001. Today, Impact 100 has engaged more than 5,600 women to give more than $29 million to around 250 nonprofits in 22 regions and is spreading globally.In 2015, Impact 100 arrived on the Jersey Coast.“Impact 100 Jersey Coast offers local women a unique opportunity to participate in a hands-on approach to giving. By collectively pooling our resources, we can make a significant impact in a way we could not have otherwise as separate individuals,” said Deirdre O’Brien Spiropoulos, cofounder and president of the Jersey Coast Chapter. “Our aim is provide a forum to raise awareness of worthy nonprofit initiatives in our community while inspiring our members to become personally involved with these charities, if they so choose.”The concept is simple. Any woman is eligible to become a member. Each member contributes $1,000 annually, which is fully tax-deductible.One hundred percent of every membership dollar goes directly to fund grants.“Our membership goal at the moment is 100 women, which would mean a grant of $100,000 to an eligible nonprofit organization,” said Heather Burke, co-founder and vice president of Impact 100 Jersey Coast. “But, it’s not limited to 100 women.” In Pensacola, Florida, Pensacola Impact just broke a worldwide record of 1,060 members. This means that ten grants of $100,000 each will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations in Pensacola in one year. “That’s ‘Impact’,” said Burke.“We live in one of the most affluent areas in the U.S. yet within five to ten miles of our homes, there are children who go to bed hungry every night, who struggle to read; countless people undergoing cancer treatments who don’t have transportation – and a multitude of other needs requiring direct attention,” said Spiropoulos. “Impact 100 Jersey Coast offers a powerful opportunity to raise awareness of our community’s most pressing needs and to advance the most innovative models developed by nonprofits to meet those needs. We want to encourage local nonprofits to dream bigger than they ever imagined.”“As our membership grows, we will be able to make additional grants, the amounts of which will be driven by our membership donations. Although we will begin with a focus on Monmouth County, our goal is to broaden our network of nonprofits over time to encompass the entire Jersey Coast region, including Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex counties,” added Burke.The process is simple as well. Each contributing member has the option to pay $1,100 where $100 is allocated to support operational expenses. Membership is renewed annually. Each member has one vote and all members are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the grant review and award process.Currently the organization is under taking a membership drive and holding informal gatherings. In April 2016, a public announcement will be made outlining the grant application process and amount of grant to be awarded. In September 2016, three to five grant finalists will be announced, across the focus areas. In November 2016, Impact 100 Jersey Coast will hold an Annual Membership Meeting allowing the finalists to present and all members to cast a vote. Winners will be announced that evening.Impact 100 Jersey Coast welcomes new members. For more information, visit impact100jerseycoast.org.last_img read more

NDCU throws in support for a disc golf course

first_imgThe Nelson Disc Golf Society (NDGS) received some major financial support from the Nelson District Credit Union to install a proposed disc golf course (also known as Frisbee golf) in uphill Nelson.NDGS, a group of over 40 disc golf enthusiasts/volunteers, is currently waiting for feedback regarding a November presentation they made to Nelson City Council, where they proposed to fund, install, and maintain a disc golf course in zoned parkland between the Salmo-Troup Rail Trail and the Nelson Municipal Cemetery.The proposal includes building a trail identified in the city’s Active Transportation Plan, as well as new and upgraded hiking trails throughout the disc golf course site that can be enjoyed by both players and non-players. Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, but instead of using a ball and clubs, players throw a Frisbee at a target to complete a hole.The uphill site was identified this spring after the forest was partially cleared under the Community Wildfire Protection Program. The remaining trees and topography are ideal obstacles for a disc golf course. “It’s a fun, free family game we hope to play in a beautiful area of our city; all you need is a Frisbee,” said Mike Moor, one of NDGS’s members. “BC already has over 40 disc golf courses, six of them located in the Kootenays. Frisbee golf is growing in popularity and is now part of the BC Senior Games.” “The Nelson Disc Golf Society has a solid proposal and a lot of support and momentum for a local disc golf course. We hope the course will be an asset for the entire community,” said Bradley Roulston from the Nelson and District Credit Union. “We supported a similar course in Rossland, which has been a real success story.” Nelson & District Credit Union isn’t the only organization who feels this proposal is above par.“We’ve successfully raised over $12,000 from local businesses and the public of our community,” said Chris Charlwood of NDGS. “However, we are still $3,000 short in reaching our $15,000 budget.” NDGS is asking for permission only to install the targets, trails and signage this spring, in cooperation with the city, at no cost. For more information about the game, proposal, location, map, videos and for contributions, please visit nelsondiscgolf.orglast_img read more

Kinrade’s minutes continue to grow as B-Sens progress down AHL Calder Cup playoff trail

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsDuring the summer it’s not an unlikely sight to see Geoff Kinrade sweating through his workout routine at a fitness center near you.Kinrade’s like a machine as he works every muscle in his body into chisel-like form.That’s been music to the ear of Binghamton Senators’ coach Kurt Kleinendorst.Since the start of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs the B-Sens skipper has seen the injury bug take a man-sized chomp out of the blueline core.Thanks to Kinrade, and teammate Andre Benoit, Binghamton has been able to keep the opposition forwards off balance as the club knocked off a pair of Eastern Conference heavyweights in top seed Portland Pirates and second place Manchester Monarchs.“It feels good to be one of the go to guys and I play much better when I have this type of role,” Kinrade told The Nelson Daily Tuesday on the eve of the opening of the Eastern Conference Final against the Charlotte Checkers.Game one goes Thursday in Charlotte.“Yes, our blueline is hurting, but there have been a number of guys stepping up and playing more minutes including myself,” adds Kinrade, in his second season with the AHL franchise. “We’ve been very solid on defense throughout the playoffs and it’s definitely helped us move forward.”After looking anything like a Eastern Conference Finalist in game five of the series against Portland, losing by a 6-2 score to the Pirates that allowed the visitors to make the series 3-2 in Binghamton’s favour heading back to Maine, the B-Sens shut the door in game six.“It felt like we just forgot (the game five loss at home) ever happened, knowing that we had to take the next game to finish them off,” Kinrade explained.Of course a goal 25 seconds into game six by Jim O’Brien made those nightmares of game five evaporate faster than water on the ice after a Zamboni cleaning.The early goal, combined by the bounce-back performance of B-Sens netminder Robin Lehner who was pulled during game five, gave Binghamton all the advantage the team would need.Zack Smith got the all-important second goal in the middle frame before Kaspars Daugavins, with an assist to Kinrade, scored into an empty net to secure the victory.“We have shown a lot of resilience throughout the playoffs to bounce back from tough losses, and other difficulties that we’ve seen,” said the 25-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey graduate. “And of course, our goaltending has been solid, which is crucial in a playoff run.”Like the team has done throughout the playoffs, the B-Sens take to the road for the first two games Thursday and Friday in Charlotte before returning home for three straight in the two-three-two-affair — Tuesday, Wednesday, May 18 and Saturday, May 21.“They will be the best team we’ve played in the playoffs yet,” Kinrade, with one goal and four assists in the playoffs, admits. “It’s going to be a long series.”And despite Kleinendorst and the B-Sens getting some of his injured players back into the lineup, don’t expect Kinrade to go anywhere just yet.Which can be attributed to a little Lady Luck and a solid, intense off-season training schedule.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Going above and beyond the call of being a Nelson Leaf

first_imgNetminder Brad Rebagliati and forward/defenceman Blair Andrews have been key cogs to the success this season of the Nelson Leafs.However, the two hockey players decided helping the team on the ice just wasn’t enough.Which is why the two went the extra mile, buzz-cutting their hair to raise more than $3100 for the B.C. Cancer Society.“Brad came to the team with really long hair and had a relative with cancer so he decided to cut his hair to raise money,” Blair Andrews told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.“He asked if anyone else wanted to join in. I had an uncle that was diagnosed in July (2013) and just passed away a couple of weeks ago. So I thought it would be a good idea so joined in to raise money.”The final countdown ended last week when both Andrews and Rebagliati had their locks shaved by a local hair stylist.“My hair really wasn’t that long (before the cut) but to have it cut so short is really different,” Andrews explained. “It’s really cold on top now.”Andrews, a rookie with the Leafs, started the season as a forward but was thrust back to defence when the blueline core of the Green and White experienced a rash of injuries. Andrews was somewhat surprised with the total amount raised.“Ya, we didn’t know how much we could raise but we have such great support in Nelson and both our families that were affected by cancer,” he said.Andrews, 18, was on his way back to Alberta for a little rest and relaxation after Beaver Valley Nitehawks eliminated Nelson from the KIJHL playoffs in six games.The Leaf players have until April 1 before the team will reassemble back on the ice in Nelson to prepare to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 10-13 at the NDCC Arena.“We’re all pretty disappointed to lose to Beaver Valley but they’re a pretty good team and came more prepared than we did,” said Andrews, summing up the series.After playing the Murdoch Final without the services of Rebagliati and Nelson’s other netminder, Adam Maida — both out of the lineup with injuries — the Leafs should have most of the team back ready to go in April.“We would have liked to go all the way and win it all but we’ve got to have short memories . . . forget about the series, move on and get ready for the Cyclone.”Beaver Valley currently trails the Creston Valley 1-0 in the best-of-seven Kootenay Conference Final after former Leaf Matti Jmaeff scored an unassisted goal in the third period to give the Thunder Cats a 5-4 win Tuesday in the East Kootenay City.Game two was Wednesday back in Creston.Games three and four are Friday and Saturday in Fruitvale.See Mallards Team of the Week.last_img read more