Where the Columbia spring chinook bit best

first_imgClick to enlarge When it comes to fishing in the lower Columbia River, not all areas are equal.Salmon tend to bite better in certain locations than they do in others. We’re not talking here about total catch, but rather catch-per-effort.Total catch is going to be the greatest where there are the most anglers. Catch-per-effort is like a batting average — statistically what your chances are of getting a fish each time you hit the water.The numbers are in for April’s spring chinook fishery in the lower Columbia. The river was open for 13 days in April and the Washington and Oregon departments of Fish and Wildlife generate catch estimates based on their angler sampling programs.Here’s what the numbers tell us. All of this combines hatchery fish kept plus wild fish released to produce a “success rate” percentage:o The best fishing occurred off the Oregon bank in the St. Helens area. It’s not a big secret that guys who fish off Sand Island at St. Helens do well in the spring. The location is just downstream of the mouth of Multnomah Channel, a main travel route the Willamette-origin spring chinook.last_img read more

VIDEO Analog Devices Holds Science Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle School

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington’s Analog Devices held its 17th Annual Science and Tech Fair at Wilmington Middle School on Friday, April 6 during the school day.Approximately 50 engineers from Analog Devices brought science and technology to life by partnering with students to conduct hands-on experiments. Experiments included electrical wiring, shortwave radios, soldering practice, magnets and electro-magnets, strobe light demonstrations, hands-on shop activities, a Geiger counter demonstration, and a dry-ice demonstration.Students also participated in a fact-finding competition, with prizes awarded to the winners.View highlights from the event and hear from event organizer Chuck Kitchin, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/4/e/8/e/a/9/4e8ea9c8-3064-41ba-9d2b-f512ad3c43661523904433.105%2B28687132.148%40castus4-wilmington%2B15239702621523969624006914.vod.720p.Wilmington%20Middle%20School%20Science%20Fair_%20April%206th%2C%202018.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Analog Devices Holds Science & Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle SchoolIn “Videos”Analog Devices To Host Science & Tech Fair At Wilmington Middle School On April 12In “Education”VIDEO: Analog Devices Holds Science & Technology Fair At Wilmington Middle SchoolIn “Videos”last_img read more

BSE closes points 4814 up Nov 26

first_imgBSE closes points 48.14 up Nov 264.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 48.14 up Nov 264.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 48.14 points up to stand at 28,386.19. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 12.65 points up to stand at 8,475.75. GUJRAT GAS and OBEROI REALTY LTD were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 16.55% and 7.64% along with TORRENT POWER LTD and DLF with an increase of 7.35% and 7.16% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include RASOYA PROTEINS LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 4.86% and 4.76% along with FINOLEX CABLES LTD and ZEE LTD with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.93% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 68.70 points at 18,805.38 while the banking sector is down 62.95 points at 20,586.35 and the reality sector is up 64.39 points at 1,660.73. The Indian currency is up 0.04% at Rs 61.84 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 48.14 points up to stand at 28,386.19. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 12.65 points up to stand at 8,475.75. GUJRAT GAS and OBEROI REALTY LTD were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 16.55% and 7.64% along with TORRENT POWER LTD and DLF with an increase of 7.35% and 7.16% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include RASOYA PROTEINS LTD and KAILASH with a decrease of 4.86% and 4.76% along with FINOLEX CABLES LTD and ZEE LTD with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.93% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 68.70 points at 18,805.38 while the banking sector is down 62.95 points at 20,586.35 and the reality sector is up 64.39 points at 1,660.73. The Indian currency is up 0.04% at Rs 61.84 per dollar.last_img read more

US orders more troops to Mideast to counter Iran

first_imgIraqi followers of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave national flags and raise protest signs as they demonstrate in the capital Baghdad`s central Tahrir Square late on 24 May, against involvement in any conflict between Iran and the United States. AFP File PhotoThe United States announced Friday it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East in response to what the Pentagon called an “campaign” of recent attacks approved by Iran’s top leadership.The escalation of the US military presence follows a decision in early May to send an aircraft carrier strike force and B-52 bombers in a show of force against what Washington’s leaders believed was an imminent Iranian plan to attack US assets.And it comes as the Trump administration is planning to bypass congressional restrictions to sell arms to Saudi Arabia, a close US ally and Iran’s arch-enemy in the region.”This is a prudent response to credible threats from Iran,” said acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan.President Donald Trump, who approved the deployment, called it “protective.””We want to have protection in the Middle East,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to set off on a trip to Japan.”We’re going to be sending a relatively small number of troops, mostly protective,” Trump added. “It’ll be about 1,500 people.”Fighter jets, missile battalionThe new deployment includes reconnaissance aircraft, fighter jets and engineers. Six hundred of the personnel belong to a Patriot missile defence battalion that had its deployment in the region extended.Pentagon officials said the move was necessary after multiple threatening actions and several small-in-scope attacks in May by Iranian forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and “proxy” forces.Those include a rocket launched into the Green Zone in Baghdad, explosive devices that damaged four tankers in Fujairah near the entrance to the Gulf, and a Houthi drone attack against a Saudi oil installation.The initial threat came at the beginning of May, according to Rear Admiral Michael Gilday, director of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.The US caught the IRGC attempting to covertly deploy “modified dhows capable of launching cruise missiles,” he said, referring to small traditional boats.”We view this as a campaign,” Gilday told reporters.The moves “are all part of a dangerous and escalatory strategy by Iran to threaten global trade and to destabilize the region.”‘Leadership’ in Tehran behind threats”We believe with a high degree of confidence that this stems back to the leadership of Iran at the highest levels, and that all of the attacks… have been attributed to Iran through their proxies or their forces,” Gilday said, citing still-secret US intelligence.US officials said the aim was both to extend greater protection to the 70,000 US forces deployed in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and to deliver a message to Iran to refrain from attacks.”We think that through a combination of a very measured deployment of assets as well as public messaging, we are again trying to underscore that we are not seeking hostilities with Iran,” he said.Gilday said the US moves have had some impact. When Washington first learned of Tehran’s alleged intent to launch attacks, it delivered a stern warning to Tehran “within hours” through an unnamed third party.Since then, the threat of the missile-bearing dhows appears to have subsided.Trump criticized for ‘escalation’However, the Trump administration continues to draw criticism that it has not clearly shown the need for an escalation.Members of Congress were also angered that Trump was overriding their block on delivery of lethal weapons to the Saudis.”More tactics with absolutely no strategy,” tweeted Democratic Senator Chris Murphy.”All that is happening now is escalatory move after escalatory move. Trump has ZERO plan for how this ends, and that should scare the hell out of everyone.”But Pentagon officials stressed that the US does not seek war with Iran.”We do not see these additional capabilities as encouraging hostilities. We see them as defensive in nature,” said acting assistant secretary of defence Katie Wheelbarger.”Our policy remains an economic and diplomatic effort to bring Iran back to the negotiating table to encourage a comprehensive deal that addresses the range of their destabilizing behavior in the region.”last_img

Cong names new heads for minority departments in 12 states

first_imgEffecting a major reshuffle, Congress on Friday appointed new heads for its minority departments in 12 states including key states of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.An AICC release issued by party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said that the Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the names of MM Shaikh as chairman of the minority department of Maharashtra, Gulab Khan Raima for Gujarat, Siraj Mehandi for Uttar Pradesh, Amjad Khan Pathan for Punjab, Manzoor Ahmed Beg for Uttarakhand, Nizamuddin Qureshi for Rajasthan and Sharik Raees Khan for Chhattisgarh. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIAhmed Ali Khan has been made the chairman of the minority department for Andhra Pradesh, Wajed Ali Choudhary for Assam, Billal Mia for Tripura and Bahauddin Beg for Daman and Diu.Sources said that changes will follow in other states soon as they were long due. It has been found that the department was not at all functional in a number of new states and hence a decision to thoroughly revamp the minority department in all states have been taken. In October last year, the party had appointed Khurshid Ahmed Saiyed, a minority leader from Gujarat as chairman of the AICC minority department replacing Imran Ur Rahman Kidwai, who held the post for more than 8 years. He is considered a Rahul Gandhi pick.last_img read more