Low salmon projections cancel popular Southeast spring king derby

first_imgFisheries | Juneau | Oceans | Southeast | State Government | SyndicatedLow salmon projections cancel popular Southeast spring king derbyMarch 8, 2017 by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News Share:Last year’s Spring King Salmon Derby in Juneau ran for all of May. This year’s was canceled because of projected poor salmon returns. (Image courtesy Spring King Salmon Derby)A popular Southeast spring fishing derby won’t happen this year, because there aren’t enough fish.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.David Turner Jr. won 2016’s Spring King Salmon Derby with a 29.25-pound salmon. (Image courtesy Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska)The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has organized the Spring King Salmon Derby for two decades.The Juneau-area contest has raised $475,000 for scholarships to more than 1,500 students.But this year, the state Fish and Game Department announced it was shutting down the king salmon sport fishery in the area, because too few fish were expected to return to the Taku River, near derby grounds.Central Council Higher Education Manager Laird Jones said it had no other choice.“They closed the fishery from mid-April to mid-June. And the derby is typically the month of May. So, no hooks in the water for king salmon,” he said.He said the council, a regional tribal government, considered moving the derby dates back, but decided it wouldn’t work.Fish and Game officials aren’t sure why Taku River returns are down.Juneau Area Management Biologist Daniel Teske said the problem is in the ocean, not the rivers where kings spawn and hatch.“Something’s happening out there, whether it be less prey available or more predators and we are seeing it throughout a bunch of different systems here in Southeast,” he said.The department on Monday also restricted chinook fishing near the Chilkat, Stikine and Unuk rivers:Haines-Skagway area: The waters of Chilkat Inlet, north of Seduction Point, are closed April 15-July 15. In waters of Lynn Canal north of Sherman Rock the retention of king salmon is prohibited. Those caught must be released immediately and returned to the water unharmed from April 15-Dec. 31.Ketchikan area: Fishing is closed April 1-Aug. 14 in Behm Canal and the contiguous bays enclosed to the north by a line from Point Lees to Elsie Point and a line from Elsie Point to the longitude of the outlet of Long Lake and to the south by a line from the western entrance of Bailey Bay to the northern tip of Hassler Island. In West Behm Canal, the bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length for all anglers.Petersburg-Wrangell area: In the waters of District 8, for May 1-July 15, the bag and possession limit is one king salmon, 28 inches or greater in length for all anglers.Teske said the low runs are part of a trend.“We’ve been in a period of low productivity for the last several years and our projected return for 2017 is well below our escapement goal,” he said. “Therefore, we’ve had to implement some conservative regulations in order to limit harvest.”The central council supports the closure in hopes of building back fish populations.And Jones said Fish and Game provided plenty of notice.“They called our specialists here … around the end of December … and kind of said, ‘Here’s what we’re thinking, statisticians are still crunching the numbers and it’s looking bad,’” he said.The Golden North Salmon Derby has three official stations, Douglas, Auke Bay and Amalga Harbor. (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)Juneau has another large fishing contest, the Golden North Salmon Derby. It’s organized by the group Territorial Sportsmen.Board member Matt Robus said it happens after Taku kings peak.“A very large majority of the fish poundage caught in that August derby is coho,” he said. “There are a few king salmon and a few other individuals of other salmon species that are caught. But by and large the whole salmon derby at that time of year is focused and based on the silver salmon run.”That derby also raises funds for scholarships. It’s brought in more than $1.7 million for more than 300 students since the program began in 1953. Its grants are larger than the central council’s, but go to fewer people.Robus’ group understands how the council’s cancellation affects anglers and students, he said.“We are very sympathetic with the spring derby situation and we don’t wish that situation on anybody,” he said. “It’s unfortunate, but obviously, conservation of those fish stocks is the first thing … and I think everybody agrees with that.”That’s the situation now, but salmon returns change from year to year.Central council’s Jones said his organization is concerned a closure could happen again in 2018.“We’re hoping that taking some of these measures might be enough,” he said. “But if it happens again, we’ll have to cross that bridge and see how well our fundraising goes this year.”The council still plans to help students with college costs, he said, and is considering other methods of raising the money.Share this story:last_img read more

Inventor James Dyson now owns more land than the Queen after buying Cranwell and Roxholme estate

first_img Show Comments ▼ James Dyson, the man who removed the bag from the humble vacuum cleaner, is hoovering up land in Britain. Dyson, a self-made billionaire, has bought a 3,000 acre estate in Lincolnshire, which brings his estimated land holdings to 25,000 acres (or 14,204 football pitches), more than the Queen’s private estate, Sandringham, which is 20,000 acres. This moves the British inventor, believed to be worth £3bn, into rarified company: he has more land than the Duke of Bedford and the Duke of Wellington too. However, he is far behind the biggest landowners in the country, as Country Life worked out in a 2010 investigation:  The biggest owner of land in the UK continues to be the Forestry Commission, which belongs to the government. The Crown Estate, which holds an impressive portfolio, is not the private property of the Queen. Technically it rests in the hands of the reigning monarch, but revenues go to the Treasury. The Queen receives a fixed annual payment from the estate, called the civil list.  It is understood that Dyson, 67, is already using some of his land to grow maize for energy production, implying he has not lost his scientific eye. On his Nocton estate, close to his new acquisition, 2,000 acres of crops will be used to fuel a so-called anaerobic digester: a machine that breaks down crops into methane, carbon dioxide and fertiliser. It is hoped the venture will be able to power 2,000 homes.   whatsapp whatsapp Inventor James Dyson now owns more land than the Queen after buying Cranwell and Roxholme estate Billy Ehrenberg Share Monday 29 December 2014 4:26 am More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black Tags: Dysonlast_img read more

Taking the measure of small-cap biotech: Fennec Pharma, Actinium Pharma

first_imgAdam’s Take GET STARTED [email protected] What is it? Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More By Adam Feuerstein Feb. 21, 2019 Reprints I’m back with another semi-regular column tracking the ups and downs in small-cap biotech. Today, I take a look at Fennec Pharma (FENC) and Actinium Pharma (ATNM). As a reminder, I’m taking requests for companies to cover, so reach out to me on Twitter (DMs are open), email, or in the comment section of the column.Dr. Andrew Hong, a pediatric oncologist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, has mixed feelings about cisplatin, a commonly used platinum-based chemotherapy. The drug is highly effective, even curative, for children diagnosed with a variety of solid tumors. But cisplatin is also extremely toxic to the inner ear, so many of Hong’s young patients end up with profound and permanent hearing loss. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Adam Feuerstein @adamfeuerstein About the Author Reprints STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Taking the measure of small-cap biotech: Fennec Pharma, Actinium Pharma Tags biotechnologySTAT+last_img read more

Great horned owl at CROW predicts Super Bowl LV winner

first_imgAdvertisement Great horned owl recovering after slamming into pickup truck April 28, 2021 Turtle with red tide poisoning rescued from waters off Marco Island February 21, 2021 Two eagles recovering at Sanibel animal clinic February 24, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement AdvertisementCLICK HERE to watch Mina take her pick.center_img RELATEDTOPICS Baby owls that fell from nest taken to Sanibel animal hospital March 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Clinic for the Rehabilitation of WildlifeGreat horned owlSuper Bowl LV SANIBEL, Fla. — A resident great horned owl at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel put in her bid for who will win the upcoming Super Bowl LV.Mina had two identical perches to choose from and hopped onto the perch that symbolized the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have home-field advantage this year. On Sunday, the Bucs will take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the Lombardi Trophy.Some vaccinated healthcare workers will be in the stands, but it’s not known if any great horned owls like Mina will be in attendance. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

BMO to terminate two series within four funds

first_img Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fund Keywords Mutual fundsCompanies BMO Investments Inc. Canadian VC funding activity surges in 2016 nexusplexus/123RF Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund Toronto-based BMO Investments Inc. announced on Monday it will be terminating Series NBA and NBF within four funds. As of Oct. 21, Series NBA and Series NBF of BMO Bond Fund, BMO International Value Fund and BMO U.S. Equity Fund will no longer exist. Series NBA will also no longer apply to BMO Asset Allocation Fund on that same date. The series within those specific funds are no longer available for additional purchases. Investors with continuous savings plans or pre-authorized contribution plans that apply to those specific funds will have those plans cancelled. Investors within those series and funds can choose to hold them until the termination date, at which point those securities within a non-registered account will be fully redeemed and proceeds will be paid to the investors. Investments held in a registered account will be transferred automatically into BMO Money Market Fund. Investors may also switch their Series NBA securities or Series NBF securities, if they are qualified, for securities of another BMO mutual fund, or redeem their securities entirely and receive the redemption proceeds in the normal course. Photo copyright: nexusplexus/123RF IG Wealth amends product shelf Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Tessie Sanci Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Progress on gender equality has stalled: report

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media According to the global survey of over 3,500 professional women, between the ages of 28 and 48, across all sectors — including close to 250 Canadian participants, Canada continues to face a larger-than-average gender pay gap, says the report, with women earning an average 87¢ for every dollar earned by men.The survey suggests there is room for progress:35% of Canadian respondents believe demographic factors such as gender, ethnicity, age and sexual orientation can be barriers to career progression;36% believe participating in programs designed to facilitate work-life balance negatively affects their career; andless than half believe that their companies are doing enough to improve diversity (48%), or treat men and women equally when it comes to promotions (46%).These latest findings follow research earlier this year from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), which found that there has been incremental progress toward greater female representation in corporate boards and executive suites, but that gender parity remains a long way off. Specifically, it the CSA research found that just 4% of CEOs are female at the 648 issuers it reviewed, and just 15% of board seats are held by women.Also readProspect of gender parity remains distant“There’s mounting evidence to suggest a diverse workforce leads to more innovation and stronger financial results. Creating an environment where women thrive makes good business sense. However, the survey’s results show that there’s still work to do in Canada,” says Jean McClellan, national leader, people and organization practice at PwC Canada, in a statement.“The takeaway for employers from the report is that every step towards achieving greater gender equality will pay off,” adds McClellan. “Through initiatives such as increased transparency and communication related to promotion and pay criteria, sharing data on the current state of diversity and inclusion (D&I), measuring results and making the necessary adjustments to their D&I strategy, employers will reap the benefits of more trusting and satisfying relationships with their employees.” Access to capital, low trust in banks cited as barriers to Black entrepreneurs Feds should be ‘cautious’ and avoid overstimulation with upcoming budget: RBC CEO Despite securities regulators’ efforts to promote women’s representation in the boardrooms and executive offices of Canadian public companies, a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) published Tuesday finds that progress has stalled.For the fifth year in a row, Canada continues to rank 10th out of 33 countries in terms of progress on gender equity, according to PwC’s Women in Work report. Keywords Diversity,  Corporate directors Corporate Business Team clapping success at Boardroom meeting rawpixel/123RF James Langton Providing funding and inspiration for Black entrepreneurs Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Agriculture Ministry Urges Greater Environmental Awareness

first_imgRelatedAgriculture Ministry Urges Greater Environmental Awareness Agriculture Ministry Urges Greater Environmental Awareness AgricultureMay 13, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr. Marc Panton, has called for greater public awareness of the need to reverse the environmental degradation occurring in the society.Giving the main address at a World Earth Day Exposition, at Castleton Gardens, St. Mary on Friday (May 8), Dr. Panton said there are too many instances of deforestation, bad farming practices and indiscriminate disposal of waste taking place in the country, which is causing a denudation of the environment, and destroying the natural beauty of the country.The function, which was sponsored by the Castleton Gardens Estate, featured the exhibition of a number of pamphlets, brochures and books on environmental protection and preservation, with support from several organisations, including the National Commercial Bank(NCB), the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), the Ministry of Health and Environment, the Forestry Department and the Coconut Industry Board.Dr. Panton told the function that Jamaicans have not fully grasped the importance of protecting the environment. He added that there were still too many instances of deforestation leading to soil erosion, climate change, global warming and reduction in the country’s plant and animal diversity.Noting that the country is also adversely affected by too many instances of bad farming practices, such as the disposal of fertilizer and chemicals in waterways, he said that the buildup of garbage in gullies must be discouraged in the strongest way possible, as continuation will prevent future Jamaicans from experiencing the beauty of the country.But, Dr. Panton expressed confidence that the country can recover from the environmental damage already done, and that events like the Castleton World Earth Day Exposition can play a significant role in reversing the trend.Declaring that individuals can take action in a number of ways to effect recovery, he said these efforts should include a number of basic initiatives, including preventing littering, conserving energy, reducing pesticide use, planting backyard gardens and encouraging environmental preservation habits.Also addressing the meeting was Superintendent of Gardens in the Ministry, Mr. Raymond Ramdon, who thanked the staff of Castleton Gardens for the work they are doing to maintain the garden. He assured the audience that the Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to improve the facility, to ensure that it remains an outstanding attraction. RelatedAgriculture Ministry Urges Greater Environmental Awarenesscenter_img RelatedAgriculture Ministry Urges Greater Environmental Awareness Advertisementslast_img read more

CU-Boulder Hosts Author Series On Beauty And Love April 21

first_img Published: April 18, 1999 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The department of East Asian languages and civilizations will feature experts on Chinese and Taiwanese literature as part of two ongoing series, “Beauty and Its Discontents,” and the Chinese Writer/Artist and Literary Critics Speaker Series II. The presentations will be on April 21 at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. David Knechtges, professor of Chinese literature and chair of the department of Asian languages and literatures at the University of Washington will present a talk titled, “Have You Not Seen the Beauty of the Large? Court Aesthetic in Early Imperial China,” at 3:30 p.m. in Hellems Arts and Sciences, room 196. Knechtges is editor and translator of the important sixth-century anthology “Wen xuan or Selections of Refined Literature,” and is the author of many other books and articles about medieval Chinese literature. Knechteges’ presentation is sponsored by the Center for Humanities and the Arts. A reception will follow also in Hellems, room 196. The second talk will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Clare Arts and Sciences Building, room 207. Chu Tien-wen, an award winning female writer from Taiwan and a graduate of the English department of Danjang University in Taiwan, will give a symposium on her recent novel, and ways of reading and writing. “A View from Afar” will be given in Chinese with English interpretation. Chu’s book, “Notes of a Desolate Man,” chronicles a gay man’s life in fin-de-siecle Taiwan. It transcends geographical boundaries and ponders such universal questions as life and death, homosexual and heterosexual love and the threats of AIDS. The novel, written in the form of personal notes, challenges the traditional form of novelistic writing, according to Minglang Zhou, assistant professor in East Asian languages. “It raises the issues of seeing, reading and writing,” he said. “That is, how does one see and write about the experiences of love and death? How should we read, as literary critics or as amateurs? How does one’s own position affect the process of reading this novel in particular?” A booksigning is scheduled after the talk and copies of the “Notes of a Desolate Man” will be available. Chu’s presentation is sponsored by the President’s Fund for the Humanities, the Center for Asian Studies, the Center for the Humanities and the Arts and East Asian languages and civilizations. During the past six years more than 100 students have earned bachelor’s degrees in Chinese or Japanese, plus an additional two dozen in Asian studies, through the department of East Asian languages and civilizations. Its programs are one-of-a-kind in Colorado and its mission is central to the internationalization of the university.last_img read more

Leeds School professional MS in supply chain management among Gartner top 25

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Categories:Business & EntrepreneurshipNews Headlines The nationally recognized industry research firm, Gartner Inc. released its bi-annual report of North America’s best graduate programs in supply chain management, and the Leeds School of Business’s MS program is ranked 22nd for 2016.Among a number of notable programs including MIT, UT Austin and Georgia Tech, the Leeds School of Business program in supply chain management was ranked among leading programs in North America based on curriculum scope and industry value. The rankings are popularly used to suggest to industry leaders where best to send their high-potential employees and where hiring may bring greatest value. The program achieved this ranking in its first two-years of existence.Faculty Director Gregg Macaluso indicated “we’re particularly honored to be counted among perennial leaders like Michigan (Ross), MIT and Penn State. No other university has been named in this region of the country and reflects our approach in mixing traditional and regionally specific elements into its graduate’s preparation.”center_img Published: Aug. 16, 2016 last_img read more

IIT Hyderabad’s CfHE calls for applications for Fellowship Programme

first_imgIIT Hyderabad’s CfHE calls for applications for Fellowship Programme Share Fellowship Programmehealthcare innovationIIT Bombay alumniincubatorIndian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurshipinnovationstart-upsuniversal healthcare The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Add Comment Read Article Comments (0) Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The programme is open to candidates with medical, engineering, design degrees. It offers a monthly stipend of Rs 50,000 during first year of trainingIndian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) has called for applications for the fifth batch of its fully-paid fellowship. The start-ups and alumni of this fellowship have developed solutions for major healthcare issues affecting India including COVID-19 pandemic besides infant mortality and other issues.The programme is open to candidates with medical, engineering and design degrees. It offers a monthly stipend of Rs 50,000 during first year of training. The number of fellowships to be offered this year is 25.Housed in a 6,000 sq ft, brand new facility, the CfHE incubator offers design and 3D fabrication facilities for prototyping of solutions and testing of medical devices and serves as a rapid acceleration platform for the fellows and start-ups.Speaking about the unique aspects of the CfHE Fellowship, Prof BS Murty, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “A need was felt to usher in innovation and incubation culture in academic institutions. IIT Hyderabad has always been progressive to address such needs. With a strong research in Biomedical Engineering, and lot of faculty from other departments engaged in interdisciplinary research in allied areas, it was only appropriate to identify healthcare as the theme for this endeavour.”This full-time in-residence Fellowship and training will be strongly hands-on. The programme follows a carefully structured and comprehensive package of curriculum. Further details can be obtained from CfHE website – fellows will undergo intense clinical immersions in private and public hospitals. They will also be taught bio-design process by IIT Hyderabad faculty and will have access to mentors, industry professionals and investors besides advisors.Highlighting the unique aspects of this programme, Prof Renu John, Head, CfHE and Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, said, “The fellowship in healthcare Entrepreneurship at CfHE is one of its kind in the country and the diversity of domain expertise that is available with CfHE has been one of the critical strengths in driving this programme successfully.”A three-stage selection process with shortlisting at each stage shall be used:Stage 1: An online test that checksA. General aptitudeB. SkillsC. Entrepreneurial orientation of the candidates,Stage 2: A hackathon, whose details shall be announced soon. Candidates shortlisted after these two stages would be required to appear for stage 3 at IIT HyderabadStage 3: A three-day process where candidates get the opportunity to take part in a mock drill with a need analysis, problem statement, ideation, proof of concept and market analysis.Further, Dr Ramkumar S, Chief Operating Officer, CfHE, said, “A healthcare hackathon would bring together the brightest engineering, clinical, product design and technology minds with a passion to innovation. We expect a lot more diversity and domain expertise in the programme merging non-technical aspects of user experience and business models in addressing critical clinical challenges.”CfHE and its incubatees have contributed to the sudden need for innovative products to address the COVID-19 crisis. The products they have developed include ‘Jeevan Lite,’ a low cost ventilator, Nemocare’s ‘Raksha Plus’ for  geolocation, patient / suspect tracking and monitoring disease progression detection, ‘Cowin20,’ a wearable device for COVID detection, ‘TraQaro,’ a geofencing product and ‘Usafe,’ a low cost personal protection equipment.CfHE, sponsored by two IIT Bombay alumni, is focussed on bringing about universal healthcare. The Centre’s objective is to catalyse healthcare innovation to bring about affordable solutions to address healthcare needs of India. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on April 23, 2020 News Uncategorized last_img read more