WDFW Approves 3-Day Razor Clam Dig Beginning April 6

first_imgFacebook620Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a three-day opening beginning Saturday, April 6 and extending through the following Monday.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on morning low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates, and low tides:April 6, Saturday, 8:05 a.m.; 0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 7, Sunday, 8:42 a.m.; 0.1 feet; Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 8, Monday, 9:20 a.m.; 0.0 feet; MocrocksBeachgoers should note a change from the tentative schedule announced earlier. Shellfish managers canceled the April 6 razor clam dig at Copalis and replaced it with a dig just down the road at Mocrocks beach.“Our razor clam-loving population has been hitting Copalis beach hard in recent months,” said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager. “Based on our projections, we need to make this shift to ensure a healthy population of razor clams for the fall and coming years.”Ayres recommends that diggers hit the beach about an hour or two before low tide for the best results.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2019-20 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. 2018-19 licenses will no longer be valid for this dig. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license (starting at $9.70) to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov 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.WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities. WDFW razor clam digs support outdoor lifestyles and coastal economies.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 ([email protected]). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.htmllast_img read more

Seawalls To Be Repaired

first_imgLong said the lack of a seawall in that section during Super Storm Sandy had resulted in the funneling of ocean water surging into the downtown section of the borough, which destroyed or badly damaged homes and businesses.She said the schedule for the work had not yet been determined since the contractor has not been selected but that FEMA knew the town was a summer community.“If all goes well,” Long said, the project portion in the town will be completed by the 2017 summer season.Shinske said another gap in the wall in Sea Bright that is to be closed is at the former site of the Tradewinds Beach Club. It is now a residential area, called Tradewinds Lane. Long said there was a 25- foot gap there.She said that other work in the borough during the project would include repairs to the seawall near the bridge that links the town to Highlands.The FEMA statement said that the project will repair the existing 4.7 miles of seawall as well as adding new wall where gaps exist. By Liz SheehanMONMOUTH BEACH – Work on repairing and filling in gaps in the Sea Bright-Monmouth Beach seawall, including placing a 600-foot portion of the wall in front of the Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion and a 1,000- foot part in the downtown section of Sea Bright, is scheduled to begin this fall, and last for two years.Caryn Shinske, a spokesperson for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, said the bids for the project will be opened on Sept. 21. She said the final costs will not be known until then.But a statement released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in December said that the agency had allocated $31,344,834 to the project which it estimated would cost $34,827,594. Ten percent of the cost would be paid for by the state, according to the FEMA statement.Sue Howard, the mayor of Monmouth Beach, said Wednesday that she had received permission under the Coastal Area Review Act from the state to have an elevated deck built on the east side of the new seawall facing the ocean at the town’s beach club, as the existing deck will have its ocean view blocked once the new wall is built. She said that there would be ramps and stairs placed at the current entrances to the beach.The 600-foot portion of the new seawall would extend from the foot of Valentine Street to an existing section of the seawall just south of the pool at the beach club.Both residents and nonresidents can pay a fee to use the bathing pavilion and beach, although new nonresident memberships that include the pool are now closed.Sea Bright mayor Dina Long said the 1,000-foot gap between Woody’s restaurant and the Sea Bright Beach Club needs to be filled. She said that a temporary steel wall was now in place there, which would be replaced.last_img read more

Promises Made and Promises Kept

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The power in a promise isn’t found in the making of that promise. The power of a promise is in keeping it.Lots of people will make commitments with every intention of keeping them. But for all kinds of reasons, they will fail to keep them. They’ll fail to keep promises they make to other people, and worse, they’ll fail to keep the promises they make to themselves.Other people will make promises with no intention of keeping them, or they’ll make promises that they know that they cannot keep. Some have no intention of keeping the promises they make. They are making the promises because they want what they gain by making those promises.Some people are very stingy with their promises. They make very few promises. They aren’t quick to commit to doing anything. They only make promises that they intend to keep, and they keep their promises. These people recognize that the value in the promise is in its being kept, not made.You want to be in this last group, slow to make promises, fast to keep them.last_img read more

Ohio State golfer misses cut at US Womens Open

Then-freshman golfer Jessica Porvasnik watches her shot at the Lady Buckeye Invitational April 19 in Columbus.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter starting the day at nine over par, Ohio State golfer Jessica Porvasnik shot a 12-over 82 to miss the cut by 12 strokes at the 2014 United States Women’s Open.She finished the tournament 149th out of the original field of 156.Porvasnik’s Friday round at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, N.C., included eight pars and no birdies. She finished the front side with a seven-over 42 before heading to the club house with a 40 on the back nine.The men’s U.S. Open was held at the same course last weekend.The Hinckley, Ohio, native qualified for the open after shooting consecutive rounds of 73 at a qualification tournament at the Butler Country Club in Butler, Pa., May 12.Her first go around at the U.S. Open came after she won two events for the Buckeyes in 2014, which was her freshman season. Along with winning the Big Ten Championship and the Westbrook Spring Invitational, Porvasnik came in the top five at four other tournaments and the top 10 at two other tournaments.Porvasnik is at least the third Buckeye to have taken part in the U.S. Women’s Open. OSU’s coach, Therese Hession, played in the event seven times, and former Buckeye golfer Meg Mallon won the U.S. Open in both 1991 and 2004.Out of the 25 amateurs playing in the tournament, Porvasnik finished third to last ahead of Emily Pentilla and Hannah Pietila. Six amateurs made the cut with Australian Minjee Lee carding the best scores — she is in a tie for third at even par heading into the weekend.Porvasnik is scheduled to begin her sophomore season with the Buckeyes when OSU travels to Lincoln, Neb., for the Chip-N-Club Invitational Sept. 8. read more

Shaqiri warned of hostile reception in Belgrade

first_imgLiverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri has been warned to expect a hostile reception by Red Star Belgrade’s sporting director Zvezdan Terzic should he travel with his team to Serbia.The Merseyside club have been drawn in the same UEFA Champions League group with Red Star and Shaqiri could receive a hostile reception from the home fans following his controversial celebration at the World Cup.The Switzerland international featured in one of the most controversial moments of this year’s World Cup, when he celebrated his winning goal in Switzerland’s 2-1 triumph over Serbia by imitating the two-headed eagle in Albania’s flag, something team-mate Granit Xhaka also did earlier in the game.“I think Shaqiri will undergo extraordinary psychological pressure,” Terzic told daily Serbian publication Kurir, according to Goal.“He knows where he will be going. I know very well that our club is a symbol of Serbia, unlike Partizan Belgrade, who represent Yugoslavia more.“I do not know if he will be willing to play in Marakana [the nickname of Red Star’s Rajko Mitic Stadium] under these conditions, so I doubt he’ll come. If he comes, he’ll be smaller than a poppy seed.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.But Terzic was sure to ease Liverpool’s worries with respect to security, adamant they will do their duty and protect Shaqiri.“We have to do everything we can to make Shaqiri feel like he can play football,” he added. “It is our duty to protect him. Let’s be good hosts.”While Xhaka apologised for his celebration this week, Shaqiri undermined the idea when asked if he would make amends.“Sure, I apologise if people felt attacked in Switzerland,” he said.“Somewhere, I don’t know, maybe in the mountains, where someone watched the game and it bothered him, I would certainly apologise.”last_img read more

State Outlines Plan to Provide Alternate Water Source for Mountain Home AFB

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A state plan to deliver water from the Snake River to Mountain Home Air Force Base would ensure the installation in southwestern Idaho has a sustainable water supply in the event the aquifer it currently relies on dries up.Groundwater supplies in the Mountain Home area already are running low.“The risk that we face is that if the base doesn’t have a reliable water supply into the future, then it may risk the viability of retaining the base in the state of Idaho,” said Cynthia Bridge Clark, a water manager with the Idaho Department of Water Resources.Officials from the Idaho Department of Water Resources this week described the pipeline project, which is estimated to cost between $20 million and $30 million and could be in place in 2021, reported KBOI.In addition to the pipeline, which would range from 10 to 15 miles, the state would build a pump station and a water treatment facility to provide water for domestic, municipal, commercial and industrial uses. The state previously acquired the water rights to the surface water in CJ Strike Reservoir, which is located on the Snake River.The Air Force would pay the state back through a water purchase agreement, according to the story. State water managers next will begin the project’s design stage, which will take several years.last_img read more

9 Essential Tools for Agile Product Development Teams

first_img The primary weapon for entrepreneurs building game-changing tech to take on large competitors is an efficient, productive development team. The big advantage of startups taking on a Goliath is the ability to go from concept to market faster and more efficiently. On the flip side, startups are often working with smaller budgets, fewer resources and shorter runways, which means the difference between failure and success can balance on the performance of a dev team. Either way you look at it, the pressure is always on to deliver.For your development team to be as productive as possible you need to invest in the right tools. These are the digital platforms our product development team uses to innovate, create and ship.Related: The Best Software Tools to Run a StartupProduct development.Communication and managing projects are big deals but sooner or later work has to get done. Here are the tools our dev team uses to get the day-to-day work done.Tmux: This tool allows developers to switch between multiple tasks in one terminal., which helps productivity and general sanity. Tmux one of the best session tools out there. Think of this as multiple Chrome tabs on a single screen.Sublime Text Editor: Since developers spend a majority of their time writing code, a high performance and customizable text editor is an essential piece of tech. Sublime Text allows your team to build beautiful, functional code, with plugins to hack increased performance and speed at writing code, down to inline Guard tools.New Relic: Your software won’t change the world unless your users have a good experience. New Relic gives your team a way to track how your software is performing in real time. That allows you to troubleshoot issues and look for ways to improve your software every day.Wercker: To avoid bottlenecks in the development process you need to test early and often. Werker allows your dev team to setup automated testing and deployment of new features.GitHub: This gives your development team an easy way to store code in the cloud. It’s also used for in-depth code reviews and discussions.Related: 16 Entrepreneurs Share 16 Tools They Cannot Live WithoutWorkflow management.Is your team being productive and getting things done? An efficient development squad has a process for managing projects and ensuring that features ship on time and on spec.Trello: Based on the Kanban method adopted from Toyota, Trello allows you to visually track projects as they move from idea to shipped. Trello provides a lot of functionality for dev teams that are trying to ship features faster. One of those features is a communication thread specific to a project. A dev team not using some kind of software to manage and communicate about each specific project isn’t as efficient as they could be.Google Docs: Google Drive is an easy way for your startup to build an internal wiki. Our dev team has a standard operating procedure for testing features before they go live to users. This ensures that they don’t have to answer the same question over and over again about testing procedures and allows them to ship updates faster.Communication.Communication is always a challenge, especially when you have some dev team members working remote. As long as you have the right communication tools in place your dev team won’t skip a beat.Slack: There’s a reason Slack has experienced amazing growth; it’s easy to use and allows teams to communicate easily no matter where team members are working. They can quickly and easily bounce ideas off one another and ask for help if they’re running into issues with a particular feature or bug.Screen Hero: This screen sharing software works well with Slack (who recently bought by them). Screen Hero allows members of the team to share their screen in real time, and to allow multiple cursors so you can actually pair program on someone else’s machine.Talk to your dev team to see what tools they need to work efficiently and communicate with each other better. One of the best investments you can make in your business is ensuring your engineers have the tools they need to do their best work.Related: 6 Powerful Productivity Tools That Can Supercharge Every Solopreneur’s Workflow Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. July 17, 2015 4 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more