Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash celebrates fish migration

first_imgMACHIAS — More than 50 participants, spectators and volunteers celebrated the spring migration of the Atlantic salmon smolt and the alewives in the fourth annual Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash on May 21 at the Downeast Salmon Federation’s East Machias Aquatic Research Center.The four-mile race was part of World Fish Migration Day and the Island Readers and Writers series of community events called “Alewives; Small Fish, Big Impact.”The top male runners were Evan Merchant (23 minutes and 26 seconds), Pete Williams (23:45) and Jacob Godfrey (24:16); and the top three females were Tricia Brown (28:45), Tricia Farrell (30:36) and Lisa Kearns (31:04).The series of events was a collaborative effort involving the Island Readers and Writers, the Downeast Salmon Federation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Cobscook Community Learning Center, the Downeast Coastal Conservancy and the Downeast Institute.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textDonors included, among other businesses, Machias Savings Bank, Emera Maine, APEX Clean Energy, Norton Insurance, Van Syckle Kia and Hanscom Construction. Raffle items were donated by Bangor Savings Bank, Whole Life Market, Tide Mill Creamery and Pineo’s True Value.For more information about the Downeast Salmon Federation, visit or find the organization on Facebook or Twitter.last_img read more

Rookie Josh Hart wants to help reverse the Lakers’ defensive struggles

first_img Wolverines fall short of state finals PREP WRESTLING: Sierra Vista dominates Montview League finals In each of the four seasons preceding this one, the Lakers assembled a roster of players who were, at best, mediocre individual defenders. Collectively, they were miserable.Presented with these facts Wednesday night in Ontario, Josh Hart said, “I’m looking to change that.”Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers, who on Wednesday had their first day off since practice started on Sept. 26, spent the first two days of training camp focused exclusively on defense. Hart missed the first week of training camp and two preseason games with a hamstring injury, but Walton still has an idea of what to expect from the former Villanova star.“He is a tough young man,” Walton said, “which is something we need on this team.”Hart was a consensus first-team All-America last year and was named the Big East’s co-Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Yes, that’s right: a senior.Hart, who won an NCAA national championship in 2016, is the rare rookie who spent four years in college and was one of just two seniors drafted in the first round last summer.“I think I’m physically a little more mature,” Hart said. “Especially how I’m a physical defender, I think that plays into my role a little bit.” While the entire defensive culture may be a lot to put on the shoulders of one 22-year-old rookie guard, Hart sees defense as his way onto the floor. For a team that has ranked last in defensive efficiency the last two years, Hart’s mentality is refreshing.“I take defense personally,” he said. “When somebody scores on me I don’t care if it’s a good move or what. That infuriates me. I don’t like getting scored on, I take that personally.”center_img Hart made his season debut in the Lakers’ ugly 122-104 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Ontario, a game for which official statistics were not available. The rookie still managed to pass the eye test.He knocked down at least one 3-pointer and scored on a breakaway dunk in transition.“He was good,” Coach Luke Walton said following the loss. “He gambled a couple of times on defense, but for the most part he was solid and knocked down some shots for us.”Hart pencils in on the depth chart somewhere behind $18 million man Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a noted defender, and Jordan Clarkson, who has never quite evolved into the defender the Lakers hoped, but remains their best weapon off the bench.Compared to rookies such as Ball and Kyle Kuzma, who figure to play right away when the regular season starts on Oct. 19, Hart might be more of a project. That gives him time to hone the two skills the Lakers see as his best assets: defense and 3-pointers.Last year, he shot 40.4 percent from the 3-point range.“Now,” Walton said, “he’s got more to his game. And obviously, as he gets older, he will get more freedom with that. But for now (he can be) that 3-and-D type of player.” Report: Calif. faces losing another $8B in revenue Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Woman robbed at gunpoint on Regent St

first_imgA woman was on Wednesday robbed at gunpoint outside Hanson Trading on Regent Street, Georgetown.In the midst of a bustling day, two armed bandits jumped out at the woman as she was exiting the store and demanded she hand over her belongings.She handed over her handbag which contained an undisclosed amount of cash and other valuables.The bandits then escaped in a white vehicle with registration number PJJ 1106.The woman, who asked to remain unidentified, is pleading with the public to help her in recovering her important documents.Specifically, she needs her record books entitled “Marcia Flight Services”, which contain important data. She can be contacted on 699-1300.last_img read more

CECAFA U17 Girls Cup: Nalukenge at it again as Uganda puts 10 past Eritrea

first_img Tags: Ayub KhalifaBurundiCatherine NagadyaCECAFA U17 Girls CupDjiboutiEritreaFauzia NajjembaJuliet NalukengeKenyaKevin NakachwaMargaret KunihiraStella MusubikaTanzania Juliet Nalukenge (10) holds off an Eritrean defender on Friday afternoon. (PHOTO/FUFA)CECAFA U17 Girls CupEritrea 0-10 UgandaFUFA Technical Center, NjeruFriday, 13-12-2019Juliet Nalukenge is the biggest thing in women’s football in Uganda at the moment.The 17-year old Kawempe Moslem striker continues to blow away revelers with her consistent scoring day in and out.On Friday afternoon, she scored her sixth, seventh and eight goals at the ongoing CECAFA U17 Girls Cup in Njeru.Nalukenge who was also the top scorer at the COSAFA U17 a couple of months ago netted in the 13th, 35th and 62nd minute as Uganda walloped Eritrea 10-0.This was her second hat trick at the championship, having scored three against Burundi in the first game on Monday. Add the two she helped her self to against Djibouti, she has now netted an unmatched 8 goals at the competition.The others who got in on the party included Fauzia Najjembe who scored a brace, Margaret Kunihira, Catherine Nagadya, Stella Musubika and Kevin Nakachwa.The victory ensured Uganda remains top of the round-robin tournament with a perfect 9 points from three games.Ayub Khalifa’s side are now in pole position to win the championship and need just four points from their two remaining games to be crowned Champions.In their last two fixtures, they take on Tanzania and Kenya.In the other games played on Friday, Burundi thrashed Djibouti 8-0 while Tanzania were 3-1 winners against Kenya.Comments last_img read more

Team South Africa profile: Austin Smith

first_img11 May 2012“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary”. That’s the motto that drives the captain of the South African men’s hockey team, Austin Smith.Under coach Gregg Clark, Smith recently led South Africa to a stirring 2-1 victory over Japan in the Olympic qualifying tournament in Kakamigahara to claim the last available hockey place at the London Olympic Games.That victory brought to an end a tough qualifying road for the South African men’s team. They were guaranteed a place at the Olympics after being crowned African champions in September 2011, but the South African Sports Commission and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) ruled that they would have to prove themselves against tougher competition to secure a place in London.Narrow missSascoc tasked the South Africa team with finishing at least runner-up in the Champions Challenge. They narrowly missed out on achieving that finish; a 3-1 win over world number eight Argentina left South Africa in third place.That left Smith and company with the option of winning the qualifying tournament in Kakamigahara, or staying at home while the South African women’s team, which won an Olympic qualifying tournament in New Delhi, went to London. Thankfully for the men’s team, they did what was necessary.Smith will be playing in his second Olympics. Previously, in 2008 in Beijing, he finished as the team’s top scorer, netting four times as the side finished a disappointing twelfth, without a win. Four years on from Beijing, Smith will lead a much better team in London.Sacrifices and commitmentIt has been quite a journey to the top for Smith, and it has required some sacrifices and huge commitment to his chosen sport.The youngest of four children, he began playing the game at the age of five. With the guidance of his siblings and of parents who played competitive hockey in South Africa and the United Kingdom, the game came to him quickly.He found a mentor at school in speedy former national striker Murray Anderson, who encouraged Smith to focus his energy on hockey. Anderson believed that his young protege had it in him to become an international player, and Smith was just 12 years of age at the time!National coloursIn high school, he represented his province at under-13 level and then earned national colours in the under-16 and under-18 age groups, and captained both teams.In March 2004, aged only 18, he earned his first call-up for South Africa in a three-test series against Canada. “It was an incredible feeling walking onto the field to play my first match for South Africa, and it remains a special moment every time I wear the green and gold,” he said in a recent interview with the South African Hockey Association.Smith, though, later admitted that he wasn’t quite ready for the big step up and said he felt out of his depth. Once he had the opportunity to train regularly with the national team, he began to feel more comfortable.ReadingThe following year, Smith played for South Africa at the Under-21 World Cup in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He also joined top English club Reading, where he remained for four years.“Playing in the English Premier League made the biggest difference in my game. The standard of the training sessions was what I enjoyed the most. Although we only trained for two hours twice a week, with a game on the weekend, the quality of what we did, and with the players I had around me, made it top quality,” he said.“I chose Reading Hockey Club because of the level of players that were already there. It meant that every time I trained I needed to be at my best, and my game rapidly developed in all aspects.”During his time with Reading, the club won the English Premier League twice and made the last eight of the European League in consecutive years.Olympic dreamIn 2008, Smith realised a lifelong dream when he took part in the Olympic Games. He was named the South African men’s Player of the Year, as well as Reading Hockey Club Player of the Year.The following year, he was appointed captain of South Africa. He also made a move from the UK to The Netherlands, joining Den Bosch to play in the Dutch League, regarded as possibly the best league in the world.That same year, 2009, Smith was named in the World All Star Team, proof that he had elevated his game to among the elite of the hockey world.World CupHe helped South Africa qualify for the 2010 World Cup by leading the team to victory in the African Championships.They finished tenth in the World Cup and placed fifth at the Commonwealth Games. Smith was once again named South Africa’s Player of the Year.In 2011, he led South Africa to the title of African champions once more.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Major Spring Storm Coming

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Elaine SheinDTN Associate Managing EditorOMAHA (DTN) — DTN Senior Meteorologist Michael Palmerino was quite clear on what he thought of the projected path of a major spring storm for the middle of this week.The storm is aiming for some of the same areas that are still recovering from the mid-March blizzard and rains that triggered historic flooding in the Midwest.“It’s a terrible, terrible track in terms of its impact on the areas that have already seen terrible flooding back in March,” Palmerino said in an interview. “It couldn’t be any worse of a track to those having flooding in the area,” he said, pointing out that the main difference from a few weeks ago is this time it’s hitting where the snow has already melted.He added that this storm looks very similar to the March storm and appears to be setting up to drop at least 1 to 2 inches of rain through areas of the Midwest with very saturated soils and that are flooding or have been flooded. This could set up another round of flooding.The latest storm, which began with heavy rains in the Pacific Northwest, is expected to rapidly intensify Tuesday night into Thursday as it crosses into the Northern and Central Plains and Upper Mississippi Valley.Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, South Dakota, Nebraska, parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are expected to be affected by the storm on Wednesday and Thursday. Weather advisories already have been issued in parts of the Midwest, Central and Northern Plains for heavy snow, heavy rain, and high winds.The National Weather Service said there is a threat of strong winds and hail from strong to severe thunderstorms expected to hit south-central Nebraska, northern Kansas to southwest Iowa on Wednesday afternoon and evening, with isolated tornadoes along the Nebraska/Kansas border.RAIN AND SNOWPalmerino said the storm may initially start as rain and change to snow, and there is potential for heavy snow in South Dakota and parts of Nebraska.The weather models show there could be widespread up to 6 inches of snow, but some areas could get up to 18 inches or more. Other areas could get 2 to 3 inches of rain, or melted snow equivalent from a mix of rain and snow.While there weren’t any blizzard advisories out yet as of Monday evening, near-blizzard conditions are expected with the heavy snow and high winds gusting to 50 miles per hour in places. “This will have a big impact on travel,” Palmerino noted.The NWS has already said in some places travel may become impossible with whiteout conditions.IMPACT ON CATTLE“For cattle, the areas I’m most concerned about with the heavy wet snow and blowing snow is western Nebraska,” Palmerino said. The center of the snow and possible blizzard conditions could also affect livestock in southwest South Dakota, northeast Colorado and northwest Kansas. Southeast South Dakota, north-central Nebraska and southwest Minnesota will start as rain and end as snow, affecting livestock in those areas as well.He said this storm will be very stressful for cattle and calves, especially with heavy snow of 6 to 12 inches, and winds of 40 to 50 mph.DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Joel Burgio said this storm should have a fairly significant impact on livestock, especially as it turns much colder behind the storm. While not as low of temperatures as in winter, it still will be below- to well-below-normal temperatures for this time of year in the western Midwest.“We’re talking about deep snow, cold and wind that will increase stress on livestock,” Burgio said.He said the heavy rain and heavy snow will be over a lot of the Corn Belt, extending from South Dakota and Nebraska to Wisconsin, but Burgio added that moderate to locally heavy precipitation could also reach Wyoming, northeast Colorado, southern Nebraska and maybe northwest Kansas.As the system moves east, it will have warmer air and scattered thunderstorms with moderate-to-heavy rain for eastern Illinois and into Indiana and Ohio.DELAYING FIELDWORK“Fields are going to be very wet, and ponding in fields as well,” Burgio said. “It’s also going to add some rain into river systems — the mid- and lower-Missouri (River) and Upper Mississippi River, and that should cause the rivers to rise.”Meanwhile, the Delta area will have a quieter week after heavy rainfall there this past weekend. However, an extreme rain event is expected this next weekend to include severe weather and heavy rains and thunderstorms — dropping 1 to 3 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts — reaching from the southeast Plains into the Ohio, Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys. This will add to the already mostly surplus soil moisture in the Delta region, contribute to a significant risk of severe flooding, and delay seasonal fieldwork.“I’m not sure if that’s the end of it either,” said Burgio. “The jet stream that is in place is pretty potent.” He said there continues to be an active weather pattern that will continue to bring rain into the southern and eastern Midwest.“Even if it stopped raining, it will be a while to get into the fields,” Burgio said.NORTH DAKOTA LUCKED OUTPalmerino said wet conditions in fields are pretty much widespread, slowing down fieldwork, but places in North Dakota — outside of the area facing flooding concerns from the Red River — have lucked out with cooler weather helping with an orderly snowmelt. The storm track is farther south, and while the soil might be too cold to plant, farmers in the north may be able to hit the fields sooner.**Editor’s Note: To see what farmers in the Dakotas and Minnesota are saying about when they might be getting into the fields, see DTN Basis Analyst Mary Kennedy’s Cash Market Moves column at…DTN Managing Editor Anthony Greder notes that the latest USDA Weekly Crop Progress Reports show spring wheat planting is behind the five-year average pace at…Elaine Shein can be reached at [email protected](AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2011 Predictions: Curt Hopkins

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts curt hopkins Tags:#predictions#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Editor’s note: Every December the ReadWriteWeb team looks into the murky depths of the coming year and tries to predict the future. How did we do last year? Well, Facebook didn’t go public, Google Wave didn’t make a comeback, and Spotify didn’t make it to the U.S. But our forecasts for Google Chrome, cloud computing, Facebook and something we called the “iTablet” were spot on. What’s in store for 2011? All this week we’ll be posting our predictions. Let us know your prognostications in the comments.1: Filtering, harassment, arrest and torture of bloggers and other users of social media will increase exponentially. There has been a geometric increase in the last several years, but I believe this coming years will see every traditional tyranny fully embracing the Chinese model: technical, legal, social oppression online. Most democracies will more closely travel the trail earlier blazed by Australia, sacrificing civil rights to a make-believe safety. The U.S., followed by many European democracies, have been traumatized first by terrorist attacks, and now by Wikileaks, into clamping down, and are edging, however hesitantly by comparison, toward the Chinese model.2: Access to both public and private collections, of documents, manuscripts and art, will increase. But compared to museums and libraries, universities will continue to drag their feet. ReadWriteWeb’s 2011 Predictions:2011 Staff Predictions2011 Predictions: Klint Finley2011 Predictions: Curt Hopkins2011 Predictions: Sarah Perez2011 Predictions: Mike Melanson3: Non-profit projects like Worldreader will increase in number and penetration based on the above increase in access. 4: Breakthroughs in the qualitative nature of computing – metamaterials, quantum computing, etc. – will spark a new generation of computers whose end-result will be a definition of “computer” as different from what we have now, as what we have now is from the abacus. 5: Rampaging kill-bots will range across the landscape, snapping people in half with their merciless metal claws and spitting them on their liquid-metal handi-hands. They will be bested only when a rule-breaking space captain and a lovable rogue partner to destroy their logic circuits with the Epimenides paradox. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Augmented Reality Field Trips & the 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Civil War

first_imgThe Sesquicentennial: The Opportunities for Mobile, AR, Linked DataMummert’s Civil War Augmented Reality Project is one of many efforts underway to commemorate the 150th anniversary through technology. The Civil War Data 150 Project is one example – a partnership that aims to support and connect linked data across local, state, and federal institutions so that information can be found and utilized, no matter the collection, the archives, or the library in which it’s housed. The Civil War Data 150 Project will help pull together the open data upon which developers can build the sorts of apps that Mummert and others envision.Although a fundraising effort on Kickstarter last summer was unsuccessful, Mummert is moving forward with his plans for the Civil War Augmented Reality Project. He believes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War will be an important moment for historians, educators, archivists, and technologists. It’s a nice round number to build a celebration upon, of course. But just as importantly, Mummert argues, we’re at a key moment in the adoption of mobile and augmented reality technologies, a new way to help invite and engage the public and students in a more engaging and interactive experience with Civil War history. Related Posts Tags:#Augmented Reality#Location#web audrey watters 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… April 2011 will mark the 150th anniversary of the first hostilities of U.S. Civil War, and museums, municipalities, and historic sites are making their preparations for the events and exhibits to commemorate it. And while, no doubt, times are tough for funding cultural heritage projects, there’s a lot of excitement and momentum building around the sesquicentennial, making it a great opportunity for those exploring how technology can make history more interactive.“A more valuable field trip” – that’s the argument that Pennsylvania high school social studies teacher Jeff Mummert makes, pointing to the increasing accessibility of both mobile and augmented reality technologies as ways to “offer deeply interactive projects for students and the general public.” To that end, Mummert has created the Civil War Augmented Reality Project (which recently evolved to become HistoriQuest). Aimed at giving both students and the general public a richer experience, the Civil War Augmented Reality Project wants to build apps that will use augmented reality to connect primary documents and photographs to local historic points of interest.Knocking Down the Museum Walls with Mobile AR The Civil War’s sesquicentennial provides both challenges and opportunities for many local historic sites. It’s estimated, for example, that Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will receive some 3 to 4 million visitors in 2013, the 150th anniversary of the battle and of Lincoln’s famous address. How can mobile technology and AR provide better, smarter, more active experiences – inside and outside the museum walls? How can building localized apps encourage the public to do more than just walk through a battlefield or a visitors’ center?Mummert walked me through one app under development: a body of an identified Union soldier was found in the town of Gettysburg on one of the first days of the invasion in 1863. At the spo where the body was found, the mobile app triggers a CSI investigation, of sorts, where Gettysburg visitors can follow clues (a photograph of a wife and child found on the body) through various points of interest in the town: to the churches that served as hospitals during the battle, to the David Wills House – now a museum, and the site where President Lincoln stayed the night before he gave the Gettysburg Address – to battlefield site and the Gettysburg National Cemetery, and eventually to the soldier’s grave-site. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

Your Quota and Your Real Goals

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Your quota is the number that your company assigned to you. It’s your revenue goal or, in some cases, it might be a goal assigned to profit. Your number is what your company needs from you, and they have attached a certain commission or bonus to that goal. Your company wants you to max out your compensation, but your number has a certain income attached to it.That income is what your company wants for you. Honestly, they hope you make more, but they’re not counting on it. This means that your quota belongs to your company, and it shouldn’t be your real goal.Your Real GoalYour real goal is what you want for you. That goal doesn’t have much to do with what your company expects from you.What results are you capable of producing? If you were to do your very best, regardless of your company’s quota, what would your goal be?When you think about the income you want to make, how much more would you have to do to earn it? What would it take for you to earn that much?If you look at the people above you on the leaderboard, what is it that they believe about their goals that is different from what you believe? What actions do those beliefs drive, and how do those actions allow them to generate better results?Your company wants you to succeed, and they want you to do well. But what you want for yourself is much more important. You cannot allow what someone else believes you are capable of or demands from you to dictate your results, your income, or your happiness.When you act on your interests, the nature of your work will change, and you will feel different about your quota. You’ll also find that you’ll have a lot of help reaching those goals when people see you striving to do your best.last_img read more