Facebook86Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeRazor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a two-day opening beginning March 16.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.“Last weekend, we had a great turnout for the dig at Mocrocks,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW. “We’ll have more beaches open for this upcoming dig and expect to draw some crowds, especially with the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival on Saturday.”With daylight savings coming up, Ayres noted the best digging will take place before sunset each night of the opening. Typically, Ayres encourages people to dig an hour or two before low tide for optimal results. Digging is not allowed at any beach before noon.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:March 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, MocrocksMarch 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksUnder state law, diggers 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.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 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 the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website and from license vendors around the state.Another dig is tentatively scheduled on various ocean beaches April 19-22. State shellfish managers typically announce whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening. For updates on upcoming digs, see WDFW’s website.
Hoop players have been busy working on their respective games prior to the High School Basketball season.So are the officials.The West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association is busy gearing up for another season on the hardwood with is inaugural meeting set for Tuesday in Castlegar.The place and time is Twin Rivers Elementary next to Stanley Humphries High School in Castlegar at 6:30 p.m.WKBOA president Dave Brewer will lead the meeting as the officials gear up for another season on the court.The meeting is open to anyone wishing to officiate in basketball in the West Kootenay.The WKBOA is in charge of officiating games from junior to senior from Kaslo in the north to Trail and Grand Forks in the south.For more information on the meeting or joining the WKBOA contact Brewer at 250-367-6369 or email at email@example.com@thenelsondaily.com
Kanvee Adams presenting an assortment of medical supplies to Benjamin Vulue of Family Health Center, one of the benefiting health centersLiberia’s most decorated gospel artist, Kanvee Gains Adams, recently donated an assortment of medical supplies estimated at US$25,000 to four clinics in Montserrado District #6 to alleviate some of the constraints they face on a daily basis while discharging their duties of taking care of patients.Presenting the medical supplies, which included syringes, hand gloves, sterilizers during a brief ceremony held at her political office in Paynesville, Mrs. Adams said Liberia’s poor health system is responsible for the death of one of her children.“I am one of the persons who have seriously been affected by the poor health system of this country, mainly to the point wherein I lost my only son out of my four children and feel that with God on my side I would love to always contribute to its improvement in order to allow sons and daughters of my fellow residents of this district to survive curable diseases,” she said.The gospel artist turned politician said even though guns are silent around the country, there are still many great wars ongoing, including the battle against Liberia’s poor health system, which she said is claiming the lives of many of the country’s citizens on a daily basis.“Our health system is at stake and this threat needs the attention of well-meaning people, a group of which we think we are a part of,” she noted.She said her donation is not about politics but a passion to help the struggling clinics in district #6 to serve the people better.“I came across a case where someone was taken to a clinic for treatment but was rejected because that clinic did not have the facility that would have saved the life of that patient,” Adams recalled.Explaining how she procured the supplies from the U. S. to Liberia, Mrs. Adams said ‘HERO,’ a nongovernmental institution based in Fargo, North Dakota has agreed to partner with her to alleviate some of the difficult circumstances health centers go through while catering to patients.“HERO gave us these supplies free of charge after we made our case clear that our people are dying simply because of lack of materials at health centers to cater to patients and they have assured us of their unflinching support in rebuilding the health sector of this district and, to some extent, the country at large,” she said.She said her aspiration to represent the people of the district in the House of Representatives is to ensure that there is a vibrant healthcare system among other things in the district and beyond, through proper oversight.Adams said the remaining items which include hospital beds, wheel chairs, examination beds and laboratory equipment, will soon arrive in the country to be distributed among clinics in the district free of charge.Receiving the items, a physician assistant at the Family Health Center Clinic, Mr. Benjamin Vulue, commended Adams and termed her gesture as a timely offer to the health sector of the district.“This is the first time in this district we in the health sector have received medical supplies from anyone, and for this gesture we are grateful,” Mr. Vulue said.He said the items will be used for the intended purposes and without bias.Medical Diagnostic Clinic, Family Health Center, Liberty Clinic, and Sunrise Medical Clinic benefited from Adams’ donations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
His death is being treated as suspicious, but to date there’s been no word on any arrests related to the matter. An investigation into the young man’s death is ongoing by local RCMP and the North District Major Crime Unit. Police have asked that anyone with information or that may have seen an ATV with two people on it during the evening of November 23 or the morning of November 24, to contact them. Bruce was a North Peace Secondary School student, and an emotional memorial was held for his friends and family at the high school on December 4. In his eulogy, he was described as a rambunctious and energetic kid who enjoyed working on anything with an engine and loved being active outdoors fishing, quadding, and boating with friends. – Advertisement -Anyone with information is asked to call the detachment at 250-787-8100, or Crime Stoppers are 1-800-222-8477.
0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has signed a new contract © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 3 – Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League leaders on Monday.Henderson has emerged as a key figure under Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and the new deal is a reward for the England midfielder’s fine form. The 28-year-old has made 283 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 24 goals, since arriving from Sunderland in 2011.He took over the Liverpool captaincy from Steven Gerrard in 2015, leading the team to last season’s Champions League final.With the deal reported to be for five years, Klopp hailed Henderson’s contribution under his management.“It is fantastic news but should not be a surprise to anyone – he is perfect for us and we for him, I think,” Klopp said.“Jordan embodies entirely what it means to be a Liverpool player in this modern era of football.“You can tell through his actions on and off the pitch he treats representing our badge and our shirt as a privilege.“He takes nothing for granted and strives to learn and be better for his team at all times.“He carries a lot on his shoulders that people on the outside won’t see, but he embraces that responsibility and that leadership. He is our ‘General’ and I trust him completely.”After being rested following England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, Henderson made his first start of the season in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Leicester which ensured Liverpool’s best opening to a campaign since 1990-91.“It doesn’t seem like too long ago when I signed my first one — it feels like yesterday, really — but a lot has happened since then,” Henderson told Liverpool’s website.“I feel it’s been a progressive journey for me throughout my time here and one I’ve enjoyed so much.“There is no other place in the world I would rather play football. I want to be here for as long as I can be.“I’m so privileged to have been a part of this club for so long, and hopefully even longer now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Mathieu Debuchy Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is open to joining Aston Villa on loan, according to reports in France.The 30-year-old is desperate for more game time ahead of Euro 2016 this summer, after falling behind Hector Bellerin in the pecking order at the Emirates.Several sides are keen on Debuchy, including his old club Lille and West Brom.However, according to L’Equipe, the France international is keen to join Aston Villa on loan until the end of the season.The move would see Debuchy team up with Remi Garde and he is reportedly hungry to work under the Frenchman.But, the right-back does not want a permanent move away from Arsenal and will only move on loan.
Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas) – Already set to land Gokhan Tore from his old side, Slaven Bilic is also ready to raid them for Canada international Hutchinson. The Turkish side, though, want more than the £3m offered so far for the ex-PSV Eindhoven midfielder. Manolo Gabbiadini (Napoli) – West Hams hopes of landing the Italy star are fading as the Naples club hold on for a transfer fee in the region of £21. The Hammers had hoped to snag the ex-Sampdoria star for around £17m but they and transfer rivals Inter Milan are being priced out of a move by Napoli. 4 4 Carlos Bacca (AC Milan) – Click the right arrow above to find out the latest West Ham United transfer rumours… – West Ham are set to meet with the Colombian strikers representatives on Monday as they look to make a deal happen. A fee of around £20m should be agreed but, according to the Daily Mail, the players demands are incredible high. Paid £60,000 a week in Italy, it seems he would want around £120,000 a week the same amount Dimitri Payet earns. 4 4 It’s the start of a new era for West Ham as they move to the Olympic Stadium in east London.The Hammers have already bolstered their squad with a couple of intriguing free transfers as Sofiane Feghouli and Havard Nordtveit join the club.But Slaven Bilic still has business to attend to and it appears a striker is very high on his wishlist.Numerous forwards have been linked with a switch to West Ham but, so far, only 19-year-old Spaniard Toni Martinez has joined the club as they prepare for the 2016/17 season.So what’s the latest news? Click the right arrow above to find out… Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce) – Although the Hammers are keen on landing a new striker, they have rejected the chance to sign ex-Arsenal and Manchester United man Van Persie. After one campaign in Turkey, the player is ready to return to England but, when handed the opportunity to sign him, with the player taking a pay cut, the Hammers still refused to do business with Fenerbahce, say the Daily Mail.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event The eatery would be called the Cafe at the End of the Universe, a nod to the fictional restaurant for space travelers in the popular Douglas Adams books. The observatory is undergoing a $90 million renovation and is set to reopen this fall, 18 months after the initially planned 2005 opening. A slow start to construction and time for finishing touches on the exhibits led to the delay. The contract, to be considered today, with 8 to 10 percent of gross receipts from the cafe and up to 16 percent of receipts on catering. And the cafe’s 20-foot windows should make the view as enticing as the food. “It will have one of the most spectacular views in Southern California,” Barth said. “You’ll have the Hollywood sign on one side and the ocean all the way to Catalina.” Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 firstname.lastname@example.org Stargazers would be able to dine in style when Griffith Park Observatory reopens this fall if the City Council approves a plan for a cafe operated by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Linda Barth, a project manager for the observatory’s reopening, said the city is thrilled to be negotiating a 10-year contract to have Puck’s company run the cafe and special events catering at the landmark observatory. “We’re very happy to have Puck there,” she said. “We were looking for a company that would understand the mission of the observatory. It’s not there to be a restaurant, not just a tourist attraction – it has a very powerful mission in trying to interest the public in … science.” With that in mind, the cafe would not be allowed to do any frying or grilling because smoke might impair the galactic view, she said. Instead, the eatery would serve up the range of items, from sandwiches and soups to penne pasta dishes, as well as a offerings for kids.
Donegal soccer star Seamus Coleman is favourite to collect the FAI Player of the Year Award.Seamus ColemanThe Killybegs man was last night nominated among the final three players alongside goalkeeper David Forde and veteran striker Robbie Keane.Social media has seen a huge sway in the direction of the Everton right-back as being the popular choice. The former St Catherines and Sligo Rovers player has cemented his place in the Irish squad and has been on fire for his club.The awards will take place on Sunday 2 March, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ Two at 8.30pm.There is plenty of other local interest in the 24th awards with Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy and James McClean being chosen as candidates for the Young International Player of the Year. COLEMAN NOMINATED FOR FAI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: February 19th, 2014 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:FAI Player of the Yearseamus coleman
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Tamiflu is produced by Swiss pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche, and there is no generic brand available. Hercules said the shipments contained the first counterfeit Tamiflu capsules seized in the United States. “They continue to come in, so we’re stopping them before they cross into the economy,” Hercules said. “We’re currently stockpiling Tamiflu all over the world in case of a pandemic, and you certainly don’t want to stockpile something that’s not going to be working.” The H5N1 strain of the virus has ravaged poultry stocks across Asia and killed at least 71 people since 2003. Tamiflu is one of four drugs that can treat regular flu if taken soon after symptoms begin. It is in short supply because it is being stockpiled as one of just two drugs effective against bird flu. SAN FRANCISCO – Customs agents have intercepted more than 50 shipments of counterfeit Tamiflu, the antiviral drug being stockpiled in anticipation of a bird flu pandemic, marking the first such seizures in the U.S., authorities said Sunday. The first package was intercepted Nov. 26 at a mail intake facility near San Francisco International Airport, said Roxanne Hercules, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Since then, agents have seized 51 separate packages, each containing up to 50 fake capsules, Hercules said. The shipments, labeled generic Tamiflu, were sent by Asian suppliers to individuals who placed orders via the Internet. So far, no shipments were bound for doctors or hospitals, she said. The Food and Drug Administration is working to track down the source of the counterfeit shipments. “The product had none of the active ingredients of Tamiflu, but we’re still running tests to determine what actually is in it,” said David Elder, director of the FDA’s Office of Enforcement. “We’re not sure yet whether there’s anything harmful in it.” Initial tests indicated the product likely contains some Vitamin C, Elder said. He said information on the packages was written in Chinese, but it’s still unclear where they originated. “What we’re trying to do is alert the American public that they shouldn’t be buying this product because we may never be able to track down the manufacturers,” Elder said. “We’ve anticipated the likelihood of counterfeits from the very beginning. People are trying to profit on the heightened concerns of the American public.” Elder said the FDA would pursue criminal charges if U.S. links were discovered, but its jurisdiction does not extend internationally. Officials with Roche declined to comment Sunday. Its Web site says the company “does not advocate the purchase of Tamiflu via the Internet. Patients should always gain a diagnosis from a health care professional before buying Tamiflu and ensure they obtain it from a reliable source.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!