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

In synergy with nature

first_imgShobha Bhatia, Director, Gallerie Ganesha presents ‘Symphony of Seasons’, a solo show of paintings by Mumbai-based artist Devdatta Padekar at Gallerie Ganesha, daily.Says 38-year-old Padekar, who did his MFA from JJ College of Art, Mumbai and is in Delhi after a gap of four years: “My current series of paintings is about the Alps and the Himalayas. I have been travelling in various regions around these mountain ranges during different seasons for almost three years now. The series is about the ever changing landscapes and magnificent environment in closeness of these majestic and mystical mountain ranges.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPadekar has also done an MA (Drawing) from Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK in 2005 and later studied at The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy in 2007. It was during 2007-2009, when he was painting a series on ballet dancers at the Florence Dance Center in Italy that he frequently flew to Florence at different times of the year. “On clear-sky days, the aerial view of the Alps was mesmerising. If the landscape was so beautiful from up above, it would be, I was certain, equally spectacular at ground level.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHe subsequently travelled to the Swiss Alps in 2013, and from then on began his artistic journey in the Alps. Over the course of the next two years, Padekar has painted in different regions across Swiss, French, Italian, Austrian and German Alps at different times of the year. “I painted smaller works on location and larger canvases in my studio. The paintings on the Alps series formed a part of my solo exhibition at the Florence Dance Center, Italy, in March 2016.” Padekar’s work on the Alps goes beyond the natural landscapes. His focus suspends time; while capturing a specific day on the earth, he offers a testimony of place. He rightfully depicts nature in her most natural environment-dressed in blossoms, flowing with water, inhabited by fauna and dotted with human habitat. As he highlights that special ray of sun or refracts light from prism of brushed-on colour, we see the poetry of the world revealed before our eyes. His paintings incorporate simplicity, subtlety and innocence, qualities he uses to depict a harmonious communication between man and nature.Commenting on his work, Keith Ferrone, Director, Florence Dance Center, Italy says, “Observing his paintings, we can breathe the cold of winter, smile as the greens announce spring, feel the warmth of summer and introspectively meditate on autumn. Devdatta paints portraits of the earth in all its magnificence and re-establishes the everyday rite of passage that the world is ours to enjoy and love.”Like the Alps, Padekar is equally fascinated with the world’s youngest mountain range: the Himalaya. The two mountain ranges have different flora, fauna and also diverse cultures. “Just as I painted in the Alps, I trekked across the Himalaya painting in different regions around Himalayan terrain; this journey of mine is still ongoing.”With vast areas devoid of human presence, serenity rules in both the Alps and the Himalaya. In both places, however, the impression of the landscape always seems to be fleeting. Padekar’s aim was to try and capture the ephemeral moods of the Alps and Himalaya in his paintings. “I observed people who live in the mountains, who love their environment and live in complete harmony with nature. That is the very essence of my paintings of the mountains, to admire, preserve and live in complete synergy with nature.”When: December 1 – 31Where: Gallerie GaneshaTiming: 11AM – 7PMlast_img read more

Mamata to meet ViceChancellors college principals at Nabanna

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday will hold a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors and college principals at the state Secretariat — Nabanna.A senior official of Nabanna said Banerjee wants to discuss about the decision of increasing the retirement age of teachers and professors in colleges and universities and deliver a clear message regarding admissions in colleges being strictly online from this academic year without any physical verification during Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash Bengalthe process. Banerjee said at the convocation of Calcutta University on Monday that the government has decided to increase the retirement age of teachers and professors in colleges and universities of the state to 65 and that of Vice-Chancellors to 70. “I believe that teachers and professors attain the level of maturity through their experience and it is after 60 when they are able to deliver best for their respective institutions. Hence, we have decided to raise the age bar for retirement,” Banerjee had said. The state government is forming an expert committee to work out the modalities regarding the increase of the retirement age cap. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be further mentioned that there were incidents where money was demanded against secured admissions in a few colleges in the city and districts last year. Banerjee had to personally interfere to bring the situation under control and admissions were made online henceforth. “Chief Minister will communicate to the Vice-Chancellors and principals that there would be no physical verification and admission will be strictly online from this academic session,” a senior official of state Education department said. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee had previously held a meeting with the Vice-Chancellors and briefed them about the decision on admission and maintained that document verification and fees for admission will be through online portals. It may be mentioned that emphasis on higher education has been one of the priorities of the Mamata Banerjee government after it came to power in 2011. Apart from developing infrastructure in the form of setting up new universities and colleges, Banerjee in 2017 had raised the retirement age of college and varsity teachers to 62. Government-approved-part-time teachers, Contractual Whole Time teachers and casual non-teaching staff have been brought under Swasthya Sathi Scheme. Leave travel concession (LTC) has been granted to university and college teachers and they have been brought under West Bengal Health Scheme.last_img read more

IWAI urges state to spruce up road connecting Kolaghat jetty with NH41

first_imgKolkata: Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has urged the Bengal government to spruce up a 4 km long road leading to the highway from the Kolaghat jetty in East Midnapore, to facilitate the transport of cargo through it.”We have finalised the design of the loading structure at Kolaghat. The only problem is a 4 km road connecting the place with NH 41 that needs reconstruction. We are inclined to do this with the Bengal government, which is happy to re-construct the road. We have got permission to operate our jetty at Kolaghat. It might need some dredging. Once the road is constructed, we hope to start operation before December,” said IWAI chairman Pravir Pandey, speaking at the Inland Waterways Summit, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in association with IWAI. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataKolaghat has been declared as an extended part of the India-Bangladesh protocol (route) and IWAI expects a lot of fly ash movement from Kolaghat to Bangladesh with Indian vessels being able to load it, once the Kolaghat jetty becomes operational. Tata has already approached IWAI for movement from Kolaghat. Pandey said that the government has identified 36 National Waterways to be developed in the immediate future. He felt that the country can benefit more, both socially and economically, by developing the inland waterways. He cited that inland cargo has increased from 3 million tonnes to 7 million tonnes between 2014 and 2018. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAccording to Pandey, Nepal is keen on exploring new waterways for “cleaner and greener” bilateral trade with India and has proposed the Gandak river route for cargo transport. Under the current arrangement between the two countries, cargo reaches Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Kalughat in Bengal or Sahebgunj in Jharkhand via National Waterways-1 on the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system, before being transported to the Nepal border on road, covering over 170 km.last_img read more

Housing complex for elderly gets its first occupant to be launched on

first_imgKolkata: Snehodiya, the air-conditioned living space for senior citizens at New Town, got its first occupant with the elderly Ghosh couple checking in on Saturday. Although the formal launch will be made by state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim on June 25, the Ghosh couple was handed over the keys as a pre- launch procedure.The couple had sold off their home so they were allowed to let in. Their young nephew, who was present when the couple was handed over the keys, helped them unpack. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSnehodiya, a project of West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) is a first-of-its-kind venture by any state government agency. Mackintosh Burn has constructed the building located just opposite Swapno Bhor, the senior citizens’ park. In fact, the idea of the senior citizens’ living space was born out from the success and popularity of Swapna Bhor as well as from the ambition to be an inclusive city that created housing for economically weaker section and now for the senior citizens. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”In both, there is the attempt only to recover the costs of construction and services from those who use it and there is no profit angle,” a senior official of Hidco said. Snehodiya re-interprets the nostalgia of the residents in a modern high-rise design, while retaining its fundamental Bengali essence of rooms built around a courtyard. Each suite is air-conditioned, properly furnished and has a TV set. There is an attendant on each floor and nurses are present on the ground floor medical unit to take care of elderly persons. Professional housekeeping, including laundry machine services, are available on the ground floor. A guest house with six rooms is ready as well. Snehodiya has 57 double bedrooms and 90 single bedrooms. It has been decided that 75 percent of the price paid on entry will be refunded to the occupants or their heirs in case of vacancy. The ambience is very thoughtfully created by principal architect Debmalya Guha of Pace Consultants with movie posters from the sixties to eighties framed on all floors. More than three hundred old movie posters selected carefully have been framed in printed aluminum sheets. The interiors evoke a sense of both nostalgia and intimacy with blown-up posters of yesteryear films and filmstars adorning the walls — familiar faces in a growingly unfamiliar world that the soon-to-be residents would have grown up watching. Most remarkably, there is an activity centre designed to offer space for teaching by residents who opt to do so for children from the economically weaker section families. A stationery general purpose shop near the gate of Snehodiya was opened on Saturday. An SBI ATM and a medicine shop will be opened shortly. Swapna Bhor now has more than 700 members and there is a freeze on new members (except those from Snehodiya, whose residents have been given opportunity to be members automatically) because the community building rooms are not large enough to accommodate more members.last_img read more