Fishing the North Coast:  Up and down week for halibut anglers

first_imgUp and down would best describe the Pacific halibut season after a full week on the water. Last Wednesday’s opener was slow overall, but improved on Thursday and Friday. Saturday was the day to be there, with plenty of boats getting into nice size halibut. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing was one such boat, hauling in an impressive 6-fish limit. “Most of the action has been around the 50-line in 300 feet of water,” said Klassen.“There was lots of bait around and the water color was …last_img read more

SA, Vietnam ‘solidify cooperation’

first_img7 August 2013 South Africa attaches considerable importance to its relationship with Vietnam as a staunch friend and ally, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. “Over the past 20 years, the relationship between South Africa and Vietnam has grown and solidified into a multi-faceted relationship with growing cooperation in many fields, rapid growth in people-to-people links and strong state-to-state and government-to-government relations, which includes cooperation at many levels – bilateral, as well as multilateral,” Nkoana-Mashabane said on Tuesday. She was speaking after a consultation meeting with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh. The two countries celebrate 20 years of formal diplomatic relations this year. Nkoana-Mashabane said South Africa and Vietnam have come a long way in advancing their relations and improving the lives of their people. “South Africa is today a free and democratic country and Vietnam has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world, having halved poverty over the past 20 years,” she said. ‘Facing similar challenges’ “Our governments face similar challenges to address inequality and alleviate poverty, and we have much to learn from each other’s experiences.” The two sides reviewed the status of bilateral relations, specifically in the areas of bilateral trade and investment, and cooperation in the field of wildlife protection. There is a continuing increase in the volume of bilateral trade – which reached R6- billion in 2012, up from R3.7-billion in 2011 – and both agreed that substantial potential in the field of trade and investment remains unexploited. “We noted South Africa’s considerable trade deficit and agreed that we should focus on increasing our economic interaction in a more balanced way,” said Nkoana- Mashabane. She invited Vietnam businesses to invest in South Africa’s infrastructure drive. The two countries also shared concerns about the illegal trade in protected wildlife species and products, especially rhino poaching and agreed to work together to put an end to this issue. Recently, the two signed an action plan that promotes cooperation between the two countries in law enforcement and compliance with legislation such as the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The implementation plan will see the development of joint legislative efforts to conserve biodiversity, build capacity and promote the participation of international organisations and NGOs in the process. It also includes strengthening cooperation through the exchange of information, best practice and research, technology use, transfer and development, natural resource management, wildlife trade and protected areas management. Source: read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 51 | Thoughts of Spring with Snow on the Ground

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast presented by AgriGold, we get reaction to last week’s USDA Prospective Plantings Report from Superior Feed Ingredients Jon Scheve, Matt visits with Ohio’s CCA of the Year, John Fritz and Dale gets a dairy industry update from Scott Higgins with the American Dairy Association Mid East.last_img

Make changes woman whose parents were murdered tells inquiry

first_img(The spirit chair at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Photo: Kathleen Martens)Kathleen MartensAPTN News When a murderous stalker killed her parents he took not only her family but her heritage, Falon Farinacci told the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in Winnipeg Wednesday.Farinacci was nine-years-old when Andre Ducharme fatally shot Sherry and Maurice Paul in the tight-knit Metis community of Saint Eustache, Man., in 1993.Ducharme was a childhood friend of her father’s who became obsessed with her mother, Farinacci told chief Commissioner Marion Buller.“He was the town bully who went to school with my dad, and an alcoholic,” she said.The double murder shattered her life and that of her two brothers – one of whom died later in life by suicide.Farinacci said she brings her children back to Manitoba – the ancestral home of the Metis in Canada – to visit but it’s not the same.“Something about this pulled me here,” she said. “I hope that me coming and speaking for change means their passing will have meaning. And that’s what I want.”Farinacci has since married and had three children. But she remembers her father being actively involved with the Manitoba Metis Federation.“My dad was a very, very, very proud Metism,” Farinacci said.She said her parents didn’t reveal the problems they were having with Ducharme, whom she said they had a restraining order against.But Maurice did confide in his neighbour and friend, Ken Bowden.“He said if anything happens take care of my kids. I did, as much as I could,” Bowden testified.“The RCMP were very shitty and lazy,” added Bowden, who was critical of how long it took Mounties to deal with the volatile situation that ended in two killings.Ducharme eventually took his own life after shooting Maurice and Sherry Paul in their home with a rifle he’d stolen from his uncle, while their three young children were inside.Her older brother had escaped and run to the Bowdens to call police at midnight, Farinacci said.“The police officer decided to go back to bed. We continued to call for help. No one came.”At 8:30 in the morning, she said her grandfather burst in first followed by police.An inquest into the case helped strengthen Canada’s stalking laws but Farinacci said the crime is still not taken seriously enough.“He was released (from custody on an uttering threats charge) and ordered to stay away. He was released the same day that he killed them,” she said.She said not enough is done, especially for women, noting she herself lives with a fear of death as a result and that it needs to be taken more seriously.Because the impact of the crime still haunts her, Farinacci called for the inquiry to recommend victim services for families – whenever they need them – be it one or 20 years later.She also wonders sometimes whether the lack of timely police response was because the family was Metis.Farinacci was one of 836 families the inquiry says have registered to speak to date – 120 are from Manitoba alone.“Make the changes,” Farinacci told Buller. “No memorial. That’s not going to do anything.”Contact Kathleen here: [email protected]last_img read more

NEB says too much oil not enough pipelines primary factor in oil

first_imgThe Canadian Press CALGARY — A new report from the National Energy Board says the “primary factor” in recent steep discounts on western Canadian crude is that oil production outstripped export pipeline capacity by about 365,000 barrels per day.The background report was compiled for federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi who has asked the NEB for advice on how to optimize existing pipeline and rail transport.The NEB says it has launched an online forum to gather public input and will meet with pipeline companies, producers, shippers, government officials and other experts in January to gather more answers for the minister.The report notes that about one million barrels per day of nameplate Canadian oil pipeline capacity was added between 2013 and 2016 but there has been no new capacity since then.It estimates that the available pipeline takeaway capacity from Western Canada in September was 3.95 million barrels per day but that oil production had risen to about 4.3 million barrels per day.Discounts narrowed in early December after the Alberta government announced it would impose temporary curtailments of 325,000 barrels per day on the industry starting Jan. 1, a measure designed to draw down storage and restore normal market prices.last_img read more

Free Grant writing workshop for farmers

first_imgTeaming with the help of the Peace River Regional District and Adlard Enviromental, by hosting the free grant writing workshop for farmers is a valuable opportunity to listen to and ask questions of a Grant Writer.This presentation will be an asset to those attending by learning and developing valuable skills, tools and confidence as well as learning what grants are available through the year to for-profit farm businesses to help prepare your own grant proposals.The event is Thursday January 10, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmFor more details go to the Facebook Event Page CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After many conversations between local farmers and NEAT’s Northern Co-Hort, the free Grant Writing Workshop is a response to the information received from these producers.The Northern Co-hort felt there was a need to get an event such as this together after connecting with over 70 Producers in the Region since October. After holding three Northern Connections Farmers Events there was the opportunity for open dialogue and the opportunity to talk about real issues such as how are producers farming, where are they farming, maximizing earning potential and where can producers use support.Bess Legault, Northern Co-hort Coordinator with NEAT shared “The feedback was that farmers were aware there are grants available to a for-profit producer from the Government yet they don’t know how to access the money or how to write the grant.”last_img read more

Cincinnati Reds pitching coach Bryan Price named manager

The Cincinnati Reds decided to hire in-house to its open managerial position.The club’s front office announced the promotion of pitching coach Bryan Price to manager at a Tuesday press conference. News of the hire first surfaced Monday night on Twitter from Fox’s Ken Rosenthal.Reds General Manager and President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty said Tuesday that despite a long list of candidates, he and the rest of the front office did not interview anyone else for the job.“Once we had the meeting with Bryan, we saw no reason to go forward (with other candidates),” Jocketty said at the press conference.The club’s CEO, Bob Castellini, described Price as “exceptional,” and said if the Reds did not hire Price, he likely would be heading elsewhere.The two sides agreed to a three-year contract running through 2016.Price, the 61st manager in team history, steps in for Dusty Baker who was relieved of his duties Oct. 3 after the Reds lost six consecutive games to close out 2013, including the National League Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Baker went 509-463 (.524) during his six seasons in Cincinnati; he took his team to the postseason in three of the past four years.Price has served as the Reds’ pitching coach since 2010. During the 2013 regular season, the Reds’ pitching staff owned the MLB’s fourth-best ERA and led the NL in strikeouts. The year before, Price’s repertoire of bullpen arms led the Majors in saves (56) and was fourth in ERA (3.34). The 2012 Reds’ starting pitchers became just the eighth rotation in MLB history with five pitchers making at least 30 starts each.Price, who has never managed at the professional level, pitched as high as AAA in the minor leagues and served as the pitching coach for both the Mariners’ (2000-2005) and Diamondbacks (2006-2009) before coming to Cincinnati.The San Francisco, Calif., native interviewed for the Miami Marlins’ managerial vacancy last offseason, and was rumored to be a possible candidate for the Seattle Mariners current opening at the position.Starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who becomes a free agent as soon as the World Series ends, told the Cincinnati Enquirer how he felt his former pitching coach would do as a replacement when news broke of Baker’s firing.“I think he’d be unbelievable,” Arroyo said. “He’s as organized as anyone in the game; he holds people as accountable as well as anyone I’ve seen. He doesn’t buy into stereotypical things in the game … Price looks at evidence. He’s a freaking smart guy, he makes his decision on reasonable evidence. Sometimes in baseball we go by hunches, what someone else said or the way things have gone in the past. He doesn’t do that.”According to a September article at, Reds’ starting pitcher Homer Bailey also had positive things to say about Price’s ability to hold people accountable, an area some feel Baker struggled with.“We are held accountable,” Bailey said. “We demand certain things out of everyone here, whether you’re the No. 1 starter on the team or the mop-up guy, it doesn’t matter. Our expectations are held so high. Some things are just unacceptable. Our starters are expected to go seven innings. We are expected to keep our team in the game. We are expected to put up quality starts.”Price thanked Baker during Tuesday’s press conference, saying “he became a friend and confidant.”Jocketty said other coaching staff decisions for vacant roles have not yet been made.Price will join John Farrell of the Red Sox and the Padres’ Bud Black as the only active managers who were previously a pitching coach. read more

Vintage Jose Mourinho brings back his greatest hits

first_imgPortuguese manager Jose Mourinho gave us all a glimpse of the manager who conquered the world eight years ago, his greatest hits.When one thinks about Jose Mourinho and his greatest hits as a manager, thinking about the time when he defeated FC Barcelona at Camp Nou in the 2010 Champions League semifinal is inevitable.Back then there was a feeling that Pep Guardiola’s squad was completely invincible, and yet Mourinho’s Internazionale Milano came to Camp Nou and eliminated the mighty Barcelona.This was a feat that only a manager like Jose Mourinho was able to accomplish, he was the one who managed to beat that historic side at their very best and nobody will ever take the credit from him.But now that many years have gone by, there was a general feeling that Jose had lost his touch and Manchester United was suffering from an outdated manager who needed to improve on many fronts.This Wednesday’s match at Juventus Stadium was very similar to the one against Barcelona from 2010, a setting in which Jose Mourinho’s squad was considered the weakest from the two and pretty much everybody bet against the Red Devils.But if you know Jose Mourinho, you could already smell that the Portuguese manager was slowly going back to his best self with the Red Devils.Mourinho después del partido: “Yo soy un profesional. Pero ellos me insultaron a mí, mi familia y mi familia interista por 90 minutos, al final del juego solo quería escucharlos más fuerte.”#MouUnoDiNoi💙— Inter Latino (@inter_latino) November 7, 2018Jose was even mending his relationship with several players who had lost his confidence throughout the start of this new season, but their performance from this Wednesday proved that the manager has completely turned things around and now there will be very few squads that can stop Manchester United.Since the match against Juventus started, the fans at the stadium began to scream several types of insults against Jose Mourinho and they intensified as soon as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal that appeared to have decided the final outcome of this game.The manager remained calm during the final minutes of the game, he was expecting for the perfect moment to unleash his already familiar reaction after getting yet another upset against the favorite for this match.His reaction after his players managed to turn the game around in the final minutes against Juventus, was strangely familiar to the same reaction he had when Internazionale Milano eliminated Barcelona in that 2010 Champions League semifinal.The manager went straight to the fans and celebrated right in front of them, he placed his hand on one ear and asked them to keep yelling at him.➔ Le festejó a los culés en el Camp Nou. ➔ Le festejó a los hinchas de la Juventus en Turín.MOURINHO SIENDO MOURINHO. Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) November 7, 2018Mourinho spoke to the press after the match to reveal the reason he reacted the way he did, something that players like Leonardo Bonucci or Paulo Dybala didn’t like one bit and came after the manager when the match was over.“I was insulted for 90 minutes. I came here to do my job, nothing more,” said Mourinho via Goal.“I didn’t offend anyone at the end, I just made a gesture that I wanted to hear them louder. I probably shouldn’t have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn’t have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this.”“We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we cannot be any better than this. We came here to play like a team that was against a side with different potential on every level,” he continued.“We managed to win because we played a very, very positive match and we looked for the victory to the very end. We looked for it.”“Fellaini changes the game, most often at home. We didn’t have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals.”“We introduced Juan Mata not for the free kicks, but to put the crosses in for Fellaini, who always dominates in the air.”“A point or three would’ve changed little for Juventus, but three points makes a big difference to us.””Beautiful Italians insulted me for 90 minutes…” 🤷‍♂️Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho explains his post-match celebrations 👀🎙 @DesKellyBTS— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 7, 2018What do you think about Jose Mourinho’s reaction to his squad’s late victory against Juventus? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Pochettino keen on building Spurs momentum

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has expressed delight at the manner his team cruised to a 3-0 win over Cardiff City and now wants more of the results on a consistent basis.Spurs erased the memories of Saturday’s shock home defeat to Wolves thanks to goals Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, and Son Heung-min to move within six points of Premier League leaders, Liverpool.And Poch was quick to praise the performance of the players heading into the crucial part of the campaign.“I think it was so important (to win) and build another positive run,” Pochettino revealed to RTE.“It was so important for our confidence because in three days we are going to start another competition, the FA Cup.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Then we are going to play the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea.“It was so important to start the new year with a victory, away from home in a very difficult place, against a team like Cardiff who came from beating Leicester.“They came with massive confidence in the way they played the last game and it was a massive victory for us.“It is three points that make us believe a little bit more in our possibility to be in a very good position in the table.”last_img read more

Emery believes Arsenal can still turn things around

first_imgThe Gunners had a 22-game unbeaten run, but they have lost three of the last six English Premier League matches.Arsenal is currently sitting in the fifth position of the English Premier League table.The Gunners have 12 wins, 5 draws and 5 loses.And after a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal has lost three of its last six EPL games.But coach Unai Emery believes he still has time to turn things around.“The idea is to get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be, but it needs time,” Emery was quoted by France 24.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“At Arsenal, it’s maybe the first time I feel that I have the support to build up from the bottom in order to get where we want to be.”“It allows us to work more for the long-term ?- or at least, ‘long-term’ in football terms. It supports the kind of work we want to do at this club,” he added.“At certain times, you have to provoke friction with footballers.”“From that friction, you can get something more out of them, something from inside, a greater sense of ambition or maybe even a complaint ?- a complaint regarding the team can be positive,” he commented.“As a manager, you have to be careful because that friction can break a relationship. But I believe in always looking for more, both individually and collectively.”last_img read more