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Olympia Photographer, Doug Walker, Wins Prestigious Award

first_imgFacebook20Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Doug Walker PhotographyIn January 2013, Doug Walker of Walker Photography in Olympia, Washington, will be honored as a ‘Photographer of the Year’ Bronze Level, for images he had entered in the Professional Photographers (PPA) of America International Photographic Competition in 2012.Walker was named a Bronze Medalist by earning a merit, a mark of quality and honor. for each of the four images included in his entry case to the International Photographic Competition. This is the most prestigious competition of its kind, where images are judged based on a standard of artistic excellence, not against each other.  In 2012, he was one of only 60 Bronze Medalists from this international competition.To read more about Doug Walker’s successful career, click here.last_img read more


August 6, 2020 0

WDFW Tentatively Plans 8 Days of Razor Clam Digging in March,…

first_imgFacebook201Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeState shellfish managers have tentatively scheduled razor clam digs through April on four ocean beaches.Final approval of all scheduled openings at Copalis, Mocrocks, Long Beach and Twin Harbors beaches will depend on whether results of marine toxin tests show the clams are safe to eat.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) typically announces whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening, said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the department.Ayres noted the digs in March are on evening low tides while those in April are on morning low tides.No digging is allowed before noon during evening digs and digging must be completed by noon during morning digs. However, WDFW is making exceptions to that rule on two dates in April, since low tides occur close to noon those days, Ayres said.WDFW will consider additional dates later this spring if sufficient clams remain available to harvest, Ayres said.The proposed razor clam digs, along with low tides and beaches, are listed below:March 2, Friday, 6:54 p.m.; -0.8 feet; MocrocksMarch 3, Saturday, 7:34 p.m.; -0.3 feet; MocrocksMarch 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, MocrocksMarch 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksApril 19, Thursday, 9:46 a.m.; -0.9 feet; MocrocksApril 20, Friday, 10:37 a.m.; -0.7 feet; MocrocksApril 21, Saturday, 11:34 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 1 p.m.)April 22, Sunday, 12:38 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks (digging hours will be extended to 2 p.m.)Under state law, diggers 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.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website and from license vendors around the state.More information on razor clam digging is available on WDFW’s website.last_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Watch: Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka refuses to accept blame for conceding penalty in NLD…

first_imgAdvertisement qb3hNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs50zjarWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2qfy9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) xg59Would you ever consider trying this?😱tyiCan your students do this? 🌚66jgRoller skating! Powered by Firework Arsenal have lacked serious leadership in the dressing for a long while now. Even when Laurent Koscielny was there, the leadership lacked many crucial aspects on and off the pitch. A recent interview with club captain Granit Xhaka is testimony that not much has improved at Emirates over the years.Advertisement Xhaka in the following interview implies that eventhough he gave away a penalty, it was because of the forwards who failed to take the chances because of which Arsenal were unable to get the win.Advertisement It is not only unprecedented but also peculiar of a captain shifting the blame to other players in the squad. Much more peculiar when a blatant penalty was given away by the captain himself.Watch the interview here :Advertisement Xhaka indirectly blaming our strikers for costing us the NLD. This guy is our captain btw pic.twitter.com/6SVGqpOdyq— 🅿️1⃣ (@P1AFC) September 4, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Farokh Engineer clears up tea-gate comments after Anushka Sharma blows top

first_imgAdvertisement 4bipNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs67mzr3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E61nm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aheqWould you ever consider trying this?😱jg3Can your students do this? 🌚hookRoller skating! Powered by Firework The former wicketkeeper of India, Farokh Engineer cleared up the comments he made about Anushka Sharma. In an interview, Farokh Engineer told that the selectors of Indian National Team were serving tea for the actress during the World Cup. Anushka Sharma was not able to keep calm in that situation and she posted a long message in all her social media handles.Advertisement Anushka Sharma’s tweet went viral and the former wicketkeeper of India was obliged to clear himself out of this. According to the recent interview of Farokh Engineer, he made that comment jokingly and unnecessarily Anushka Sharma had been brought into this. Farokh Engineer claims that Anushka Sharma is a really a good girl; Virat Kohli is one of the best captains of India and the coach Ravi Shastri is also doing a good job.Advertisement Farokh Engineer did not know a selector previously and the selector was in Indian team blezer during the World Cup in England. That’s why the former wicketkeeper of India went furious and questioned about the qualification of the selectors at this moment. However, the scenario turned in a wrong side and the comment about Anushka Sharma had been highlighted the most in the media.Under The Lights: India and Bangladesh to play their first Day-Night Test in KolkataAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Jasprit Bumrah explains why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his role model

first_imgAdvertisement 6rebNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8xWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eowk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7af6iuWould you ever consider trying this?😱tkjCan your students do this? 🌚2ss9vrcRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah confessed his fondness for legendary Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of the fact that he shut his critics time and time again. On Wednesday, the pacer appeared in a live chat with his teammate Rohit Sharma on Instagram when he revealed this secret before thousands of his fans. Advertisement “I love Ibra. I can relate to his story that people did not take him seriously and then he became a star. I can relate as I think people took me lightly initially and then I proved them wrong, I am still trying,” Bumrah told Rohit.Advertisement The 26-year-old grabbed the limelight on his IPL debut against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore with his unorthodox bowling action. Since then his superb death bowling along with blistering super-fast pace has left fans and pundits all over the world bamboozled.However, in his early days, Bumrah was thrown under the bus for his weird action. But in his words, Lasith Malinga, his Mumbai Indians teammate, helped him through that difficult period.Advertisement “The communication was difficult initially. He taught me the mindset when he gets hit, he smiles. I used to get annoyed at the beginning but he explained there is no point getting angry,” Bumrah said via Instagram live.With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis; Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that he is eager for the tournament to begin soon again because of the new exciting players at his disposal.“We were excited with the team this time. Was very much looking forward to this year. We had a lethal new-ball bowling combination with you and Trent Boult. And we added Chris Lynn in our batting lineup.”“We have all our bases covered this year. But it’s ok we can’t control such things,” he said.The IPL 2020 was postponed until April 15 amid the COVID-19 scare, but with the announcement of a 21-day nationwide lockdown, the cancellation of the tournament looks inevitable. Advertisementlast_img read more


August 5, 2020 0

Question Remains: How to Protect Highlands?

first_imgBy John BurtonMeeting to be held in OctoberHIGHLANDS – Mayor Frank Nolan knows something has to be done in the borough to prevent it from further flooding and damage similar to what occurred with Super Storm Sandy.But the mayor finds himself at odds with the U.S. Army Corps of Engin­eers over what that plan should be.A town hall meeting is expected to be held in early October by the corps and Nolan during which the Army Corps of Engineers is expected to make public its assessments for corrective action, according to David Gentile, the corps’ High­lands project manager.Following the devastating effects of last October’s storm, the corps and borough officials are looking at various options that will hopefully prevent a reoccurrence for the traditionally flood-prone Bayshore community.The corps proposal won’t work, the mayor said, and the corps has dismissed one of the solutions Nolan has proposed, an admittedly ambitious plan to elevate all of the structures situated in the borough’s low-lying area.Nolan said the corps recently recommended a plan that advocated building a high retaining wall at the bulkhead along Marine Place, which faces the water and runs parallel to Bay Avenue, the borough’s main thoroughfare populated by businesses and homes.The problem, Nolan said, is that most of Bay Avenue is below sea level. When there is an exceptional high tide, heavy rains or a combination, “we don’t flood from the bulkhead to the main road,” Nolan said. The area generally floods from the bulkhead to Bay Avenue with water rising from storm drains and sewers.A 15- or 16-foot wall along the shoreline “would create a bathtub effect,” trapping floodwater in the area, Nolan contended.Another problem with something like that, he said, was that it would be aesthetically unpleasing and would diminish property value. First and foremost, he said, “It doesn’t fix our problem.”The retaining wall remedy was the corps’ assessment from its 2009 feasibility study, which corps representatives have agreed to reassess, Nolan said.However, the corps’ Gentile, said recently that the Army Corps is “leaning toward” the wall option. Army engineers are looking at additional facets to the plan, which would include more pump stations and check valves to eliminate that effect, according to Gentile.“We would want (the Army Corps of Engineers) to consider multiple options,” Nolan said.The mayor said one option that should be discussed is the viability of lifting all of the structures located in the lower portion of the borough. Preliminary number crunching has Nolan believing it would cost somewhere around $200 million and could be effectively done, as was done to much of Galveston Island, Texas, more than 100 years ago following a devastating hurricane.Since this idea was first floated, Nolan said he has heard from engineers and scientists from Japan and the Netherlands who offered their ideas about how best to do it, if the project gets approval.The corps, however, has rejected that proposal, based upon its cost-effective analysis. The cost would be too high in comparison to the value of what it would be saving, Gentile said.The current total property value in Highlands stands at $575 million, according to Nolan. So far, the borough has seen a 7 percent loss of ratables with Sandy-damaged and closed businesses.“That doesn’t even include homes that are abandoned,” after the storm, Nolan said. He believes that when abandoned homes are factored into the equation, the loss in ratables is actually more than 30 percent.The upside of elevating sections of the borough, Nolan argued, would result in increases in property values because homes would be protected from flooding. It also would likely result in a flow of money into the community from businesses and developers, he said.“We know we have to do something,” Nolan said. “We definitely know there is something happening with the climate.”Nolan acknowledged the elevation idea may be radical – maybe too radical for many – but he believes the corps’ idea is a non-starter.“We’re hoping they’re going to look outside the box and not just at walls.”In the meantime, the borough council has bonded for $4.5 million for work on its sewer system and pump stations, Nolan said.last_img read more


August 4, 2020 0

Terry Fox Run goes Sunday at Lakeside Park

first_imgBruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily StaffThere’s probably no one in the world that hasn’t in some way been touched by cancer.Sunday, starting at the Rotary Shelter in Lakeside Park, Nelsonites have the opportunity to help end this deadly disease by participating in the 30th annual Terry Fox Run.“Last year we didn’t have as good a turnout as we would have liked so this year hopefully we can improve on that,” Nelson organizer Mike Hurley told The Nelson Daily.The Nelson Terry Fox Run starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by a mass start at 9:30 a.m.Participants can run, walk, jog, bike, skateboard or even trot on the Nelson waterfront raising money for cancer research.“Bring the whole family and donate a dollar each . . .. That was Terry’s dream,” Hurley said. “You don’t have to go out and collect pledges, although many people do, just show up and be a part of the Marathon of Hope.”Recently, the Terry Fox Foundation has made strides toward getting the work that researchers are doing to the doctors and patients more quickly, rather than letting things get tied up in red-tape.Fox, starting on Canada’s eastern seaborne, ran a marathon every day for 143 days.  Every day, through the pain, he got up and ran another day — an amazing journey that captured Canadians from Coast to Coast.  Fox called it “the Marathon of Hope.” At the end of his run, after 5, 373 kilometers, Terry Fox was forced to stop.  The cancer had spread and eventually took Terry from us in June 1981.To date, more than $500 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in the name of Terry Fox with $.87 going from every dollar raised going directly to cancer research.There are other runs in the Kootenays including Salmo, starting at 11 a.m. from the Fire Hall; Castlegar, with a noon start from Kinnaird Park and Trail, beginning from Gyro Park on Charles Lakes Drive at 10 a.m.Of note, the National School Run Day is set for Thursday, September 30th with most schools, including Nelson’s L.V. Rogers, hosting an event.People wanting to donate online can do so at www.terryfoxrun.orgsports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


August 3, 2020 0

Granite Pointe’s Taylor continues to shine in Big Sky Golf

first_imgCan this season get any better for Granite Pointe golfer Lauren Taylor?Already on top of the Big Sky Conference Women’s Golf world the L.V. Rogers Bomber grad continues to turn heads.Taylor currently tops the leader board after two rounds of the Anteater Invitational Big Sky Conference Women’s Golf Tournament at the Dove Canyon Country Club in Dove Canyon, CA.Taylor put together two solid rounds Monday of even par 71 and 1-over-par 72 to lead the field by two shots.Taylor’s 143, 36-hole total, is two shots ahead of Reina Rogers of Long Beach State. Portland State Viks teammate Britney Yada is third at 146.During the two rounds Taylor recorded five birdies, including three during round two, on the par 71, 5890-yard Dove Canyon course.Portland State trails Long Beach State in the team standings by two strokes. U.C. Irvine is third in the 12-team field, 12 shots behind Long Beach State.The final round of the 54-hole tournament goes Tuesday.Taylor made headlines last week becoming the first freshman in Portland State University history to win a tournament — the Folino Invitational Women’s Golf Tourney hosted by Cal State Fullerton at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irving, California.The victory earned Taylor conference player of the week honours.Taylor, 19, attends Portland State on a golf scholarship. The Nelson native is enrolled in first year studies. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


August 3, 2020 0

Nelson Cyswogn’ Fun, 29 years and still going

first_imgTwenty-nine years ago Jen Stanger and the Babins had an idea after attending an event south of the border.It’s obvious the game plan was a good one as 29 years later the event is still going strong.Sunday, at Lakeside Park competitors young and old takes to the waters of Kootenay Lake for the 29th annual Nelson Cyswogn’ Fun Triathlon.However, for the 2011 edition there’s a few changes — a la in the swim and cycle stages.The swim has been extended to 1500 meters while the bike course had changed from two loops to Six Mile to a 39-kilometer cycle to Kokanee Park and back.“Most of the competitors like this change,” said Janice Poetsch of the cycle stage. “It was tough having to ride twice to Six Mile.”Poetsch, along with John Knox, coordinates the Nelson Triathlete Club, a program to help novices or rookies get ready for the big race.The changes were made to switch the Cyswogn’Fun from a ¼ Ironman race to a full Olympic Distance event.The race begins at 8 a.m. sharp Sunday with the 1500-meter swim.Competitors then switch to the bike for the cycle stage before completing the race with the 10 km run.Participants choosing the short course racers swim for 500 meters, ride for 22 km and run for five km.Spectators are welcome.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


August 3, 2020 0

Nelson Selects draw 1-1 against Terrace; U18 edge Richmond 2-1

first_imgIn Richmond, the U 17 girls lost 2-1 to Aldergrove in a game dominated by the Kootenay reps.Tahini Senchel scored the lone goal for Nelson.Brownwyn Sutherland took the loss in goal for the Selects.Earlier in the day, the U14 girls played one of the team’s best games of the season losing a 2-0 decision to pre-tournament favourite Vernon United.Vernon scored late in the first half and early in the second half to pull out the narrow victory.Hanna Quinn was in goal for the U14 Selects.In other action involving Nelson teams, the U13 girls lost 4-0 to North Shore Pegasus while the U18 Boys got past Richmond Athletics 2-1.Both tournaments continue through the weekend with the playoff round set for Sunday. Nelson Select teams had a tough time Thursday on Day one of the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament in Richmond and Chilliwack.The U15 Selects scored a 1-1 draw against Terrace to open the Les Sinnott Memorial Tournament in Richmond.Marco Falcone, with an assist to Riley Osachoff, scored for the U15 Selects against Terrace in the opener for both teams.Raven Johnson was outstanding for Nelson in goal to preserve the points.last_img read more


August 3, 2020 0