BOF Adopts Proposal To Protect Kenai River King Salmon

first_imgAccording to documents submitted to the board by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association, The current plan does not adequately protect late run kings during the last week of June while they are moving and staging outside of river mouths or in August when a significant proportion of the large females are returning. Preseason Assessment from the BOF: The Department shall, using all available information, provide the public with a projection of total run size of Late-Run Kenai River King Salmon at the earliest possible time. Prior to June 20 make a determination of whether projected run of Late-Run Kenai River King Salmon is large enough to support the full amount of fishing mortality provided for in the Combined Kasilof Salmon Management Plan, the Late-Run Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Management Plan and a full season of fishing with bait and retention of Kenai River king salmon of all sizes in the Kenai River sport fishery. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Board of Fisheries adopted proposal 104 at the their meeting on Friday in Anchorage. The proposal adopts a new Kenai Late Run King Salmon Conservation and Management Plan. The proposal establishes an escapement goal of 15,000-30,000 fish. Adopt Kenai Late Run King Salmon Conservation and Management Plan revisions as follows:Sustainable Escapement Goal Current 13,500 – 27,000 big fishOptimum Escapement Goal Proposed 16,500 – 30,000 big fish Finally, the current sustainable escapement goal (SEG) is not based on maximum sustained production which is the appropriate standard for the sport priority king run – rather it is based on a lesser maximum sustained yield standard which favors an increased allocation to the commercial fishery.last_img read more

Bristol Flyers and SGS College announce three-year venue partnership

first_imgThe Bristol Academy of Sport is an integral part of SGS College and the Flyers’ player pathway, and has only ever received the top rating of “outstanding” by Ofsted since its inception more than a decade ago.The partnership will see the Flyers play and train at SGS College’s WISE campus, with the SGS College logo also featuring on the shoulder of the Flyers’ home and away uniforms.Simon Panes, Director of Sports Academies said: “Basketball is a priority sport at the college and our Under-18s programme has been a successful feeder into the Flyers since they were formed.“The facilities at SGS and the academic pathways all contribute to the offer we make to aspiring basketball players with hopes of playing in the BBL, so we look forward to continuing to contribute to the success of the franchise at SGS over the foreseeable future.”last_img read more

U20 team news: Capon and English to start, Chamberlain on bench

first_img Nick English earns his first start of the competition in Wales U20’s group match against Fiji in the U20 World Rugby Championship in Club de Rugby Ateneo Inmaculada, Santa Fe.The tighthead is one of seven changes for Gareth Williams’ side. “We have taken lessons from our defeat to France, but just as important has been the refreshing mindset the players have displayed since Saturday and we’re all now looking forward to Fiji,” said Williams.The South Sea Islanders may have been on the receiving end of two defeats against Argentina and France, but their flair has clearly been in evidence with some brilliant ball handling and well taken tries.“Fiji have played some excellent stuff this tournament, and have been a challenge early on for both France and Argentina,” added Wiiliams.“Therefore returning to the focus of the first two games is key for us. We cannot lose sight that winning games has been a focus of ours coming to this World Cup and we have three more tough challenges to do that.” Nathan Chamberlain drops to the bench as Scotland U20 make 12 changes to face Georgia U20 in tomorrow’s World Rugby U20 Championship third round Test at Rosario’s Racecourse Stadium (Wednesday 12 June; kick-off 2.30pm BST, 10.30am local time) – streamed live at world.rugby/u20Head coach, Carl Hogg, said: “We have clear targets and goals for this World Rugby U20 Championship but one of the main objectives is to represent both ourselves and Scotland with pride during the tournament.“I was proud of the players’ resilience to bounce back from a poor start against New Zealand. There were spells within the game where we were competitive and put them under real pressure, while I thought some of the tries we scored were an excellent example of the attacking blueprint we’re trying to implement.”However, we must learn to be more robust and stop conceding soft tries if we are to convert these battling displays into results.” Head coach, Steve Bates has made seven changes to the side that defeated Italy in their second pool fixture.James Kenny, who won his first cap as a replacement in that match against Italy, starts at loosehead with prop Joe Heyes returning to the front row.Joel Kpoku is named at lock, while Ted Hill returns at flanker against unbeaten Australia.Fly half Manu Vunipola starts the fixture, along with inside centre Cameron Redpath and wing Ollie Sleightholme in the other changes.England lost their opening match of the Championship to Ireland, and despite victory over Italy cannot advance through to the top four of the tournament.last_img read more

Robins Foundation guarantee students a place on education courses

first_imgBristol City Robins Foundation have made more places available for students applying to study in September.  As a result, the Foundation will honour all applications made by students to study on a post-16 education course in the academic year 2020/21, regardless of the outcome of exams and results.The Foundation strives to place all students on their first choice course however, if this is not possible, students will be provided with a similar course within the Foundation. This will be based on interviews that have taken place, diagnostics test and achieved grades. No student will be disadvantaged as a result of this and means students still get an outstanding experience on their course.Students are still able to apply to study with the Robins Foundation by clicking here, and the education department will be holding an online information  session on Wednesday May 20th for those who would like more information (click here to sign up).Head of Education, Chris Stenner said: “During these uncertain times we feel that it is important to provide our students with the reassurance they will have a place to study with us in September. Opening up more places means that students who did not originally apply or may have changed their mind on the route they are taking, now have the chance to study with us”.For further information about the Robins Foundation’s education courses please contact: education@bcfc.co.uk or call 0117 963 0636.last_img read more

Parramatta Eels give up on Burgess switch

first_imgNRL Parramatta have been informed that South Sydney prop George Burgess won’t be taking up a three-year offer to join the Eels this season. As reported earlier yesterday by NRL.com, the Eels reopened negotiations with Burgess this week despite the Englishman knocking back the original offer last month. However his management informed Parramatta on yesterday afternoon that he would be remaining at the Rabbitohs. South Sydney issued a statement yesterday afternoon to confirm Burgess would be remaining at the club for the remainder of his contract, which ends after the 2019 Telstra Premiership season. It is understood Burgess’s preference was always to remain at the Rabbitohs with his brothers Sam and Thomas, however he hasn’t been guaranteed a contract beyond the end of this season. The Eels were willing to pay his full contract for the remainder of this season believed to be around A$400,000 (K963,410) and also offered him a two-year deal on top of that worth around A$700,000 a season in a bid to get him at the club until the end of 2021. Parramatta are desperate to add some size to their pack, and had identified Burgess as a potential starting prop alongside new recruit Junior Paulo. Those closest to Burgess had been encouraging him to take the deal on the table, with no guarantee of a contract of such value to come around in the next 12 months and also the Eels would have likely moved on to their next target. However, new Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett wanted him part of his plans this year. As of Tuesday night, Burgess’s manager Chris Caisley – who is based in the United Kingdom – was in close dialogue with Eels officials about the move. But discussions came to a halt yesterday when the Eels were informed that Burgess would remain at South Sydney. His decision to stay at Redfern will increase the chances of winger Robert Jennings being squeezed out of Souths due to salary cap pressures with the Wests Tigers the favourites to land his signature. – nrl.com.aulast_img read more

“I was waiting for my opportunity!” Latvian footballer Roberts Uldriķis…

first_imgRoberts Uldrikis has spent two seasons in Switzerland.Photo from personal archive Ilmārs Stūriška, “Latvijas Avīze”, JSC “Latvijas Mediji”Four goals were scored in five games – at the turn of July and August, Roberts Uldriķis, a Latvian footballer representing the Swiss club “Sion”, was very hot. After the successful end of the season, the 22-year-old striker has grown in interest in various leagues, but he is still enjoying a ten-day vacation in self-isolation in his homeland and admits that after the roller coaster, the main thing is to play a full and stable season.How do you feel after such a great end to the season?R. Uldriķis: Of course, very good, fantastic feelings. For the last two months of the season a new coach came, the mission was clear – you had to stay in the top league. At first I didn’t play, but gave me the opportunity to show and use myself, the team started to win, and then I started to score. It turned out perfectly, but it is a pity that we lost in the Swiss Cup semi-final.In principle, the story is quite traditional for you – a new coach, who does not make up at first, but proves himself over time.It has been the case with almost all club coaches that at first I don’t put me in the first position among the attackers, but then I get to know each other better in training and understand that I am a good player, give me a chance in games as well. That’s why I was quite calm at the beginning, I realized that someday there will be an opportunity to continue training.The most important goal was in the last game of the championship against “Servette”, when you ensured the team victory and avoiding the playoffs to stay in the league?Both goals in the championship were very important, before that with a goal against Zurich, they sent Marc Osha’s team to the Xamax league below. The goal against Servette saved us from overtaking, and by the way, Thun lost Vaduz. It can be said that these two goal gains solved the whole bottom of the table.The most beautiful was against “Zurich” when you scored with your head?So it can be said, I sprinted across the halfway, my partner saw, centered and finished with my head. It wasn’t bad.In the last several games you have managed to sprint. Maybe during the coronavirus break you worked especially on the development of speed characteristics?During the break I worked a lot with Erik Visocki, almost every day there was video training at home for strength, speed, still a running program outside. We did a great job and you can see that I didn’t sleep on the couch. At the beginning, after returning, it was difficult, because several months were without team, contact training. When we went into rhythm, I felt better and more stable than before Covid-19 time. This work was much needed.What was the resonance around you at the successful end of the season – the interest of the media, fans, clubs?The media mentioned more in both Switzerland and Latvia. In Switzerland in particular – that “Sion” is an attacker who starts to score. In addition, we lost a lot of games before that. The fans are happy, but I didn’t feel any special attention, because I live in a 25-minute drive from Zion, I don’t recognize it so much, I don’t come there. There has always been interest from other teams, and now that you are scoring a goal, it is even greater. Everything happens there.Do you search for an article, call or contact yourself through your father, club?Much of it is written to me personally, but I immediately send it to my father, who is my agent, and he decides so I can focus on football and not have a thought in my head. Agents write about the Championship in England, Germany and Poland and are interested in the situation. I have another two-year contract with Sion, I am going to return to the club, on August 20 there will be the first training.What better solution for you – to stay in “Zion” or change something?Interesting situation. The coach (Paolo Tramecani) does not seem to have signed the contract yet, we don’t know who will be the main one. I want to spend one full season, because there have been many coach changes in Zion and it is as if I played at one, then another coach comes and I didn’t play, then I played again.There is a roller coaster, you want to spend one stable season and then move to a stronger championship or see what the opportunities are. There is a bit of uncertainty, “Sion” another attacker arrives in each transfer period, we are currently four, five.Didn’t the president of the club, Christian Constantine, carry you on his hands after the end of the season?Not so crazy, but happy. Before I started to score goals, they talked to me, knowing that I was a good player and I could contribute to the team, wanting to score a goal, and it worked. Sometimes he comes to training before the games and tells how he sees the situation from the sidelines. We have spoken several times.Statistically, it looks like the previous and this season were very similar to you, in the starting line-up of the Super League game (12) and the goals scored (4) are even identical.Of the 36 games in the starting lineup, one third. I would like to be allowed to play every game and score more goals. Coaches change, each with their own philosophy, and it takes time to understand which players are scoring. In terms of communication, the second year was easier, I knew the stadiums, the fans, where there would be yelling, whistling. We started this season very well, I also played, we were even in the first place in the table, but then it was a very difficult period with about 20 games.Now everything looks positive, but before this successful cut, the last time you had scored in September. It was very difficult for you as an attacker psychologically?It wasn’t easy, but I also understood from the other side – the last time I was in the starting line-up was ten months ago. There was a break in Covid-19 for three months, I was injured for one month, I was on vacation for one month, I didn’t play with one coach, I came out for a change at the very end. I wasn’t so excited that I haven’t scored for a long time.Related ArticlesIt is impossible to do this if you are not on the field. I waited for my opportunity.Have you learned French?To a large extent – yes. I understand everything, on the street, I can ask for something in the store, interviews in perfect French could not be given, I could tell about the game in a simple text. Driver’s license? No, I still haven’t got it. Anto Grgičs, who also lives there, leads me to trainings and games. He is one of the closest friends both on and off the pitch. Fantastic player, has given several good passes – I feel very good, right midfielder, and I understand what he wants from me, where he will give.last_img read more

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

first_img COMMENT First Published: 13th June, 2020 07:15 IST Associated Press Television News Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game regular season in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season, according to details of the proposal obtained Friday by The Associated PressPlayers would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason. WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW UScenter_img Last Updated: 13th June, 2020 07:15 IST MLB Offers Players 80% Of Prorated Salaries, 72-game Season Major League Baseball has offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game regular season in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season, according to details of the proposal obtained Friday by The Associated Press Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVlast_img read more

Pees staying, Monachino leaving Ravens coaching staff

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head coach John Harbaugh says he won’t be making any changes to his 2016 coaching staff, but he will be losing a key defensive assistant.Linebackers coach Ted Monachino has been hired as the new defensive coordinator in Indianapolis, joining friend and former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. The Colts fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky earlier this week, and Monachino immediately emerged as the top candidate to replace him.Having coached the Baltimore outside linebackers since 2010, Monachino is extremely close with six-time Pro Bowl selection Terrell Suggs and served as his defensive line coach at Arizona State.“That’s a great opportunity for him,” Harbaugh said. “It speaks to the quality of the guys that we have.”Some had thought Monachino might be the eventual successor to defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who will return despite the Ravens finishing 24th in the NFL in points allowed and shattering the franchise record for fewest takeaways in a season with only 14. First-year defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt will also return after drawing criticism as Baltimore allowed 30 touchdown passes and collected a league-worst six interceptions, both franchise worsts.Many fans and media had wondered if Pees’ job might be in jeopardy, but Harbaugh expressed confidence in his entire coaching staff while acknowledging they will make adjustments in schemes and other processes this offseason. With Pees and offensive coordinator Marc Trestman both set to return, the Ravens will begin consecutive seasons with the same coordinators for the first time since 2009 and 2010 with Greg Mattison and Cam Cameron.“I know what kind of coach Dean Pees is,” Harbaugh said. “I look at the season and the improvements that we made — especially in the back end — throughout the course of the season, and that’s what you look for. You’re going to face struggles and trials, and things don’t always play out the way you want them to.”The Baltimore defense improved substantially in the second half of the season after ranking 25th in total defense through the first eight weeks. The Ravens finished eighth in the league in total defense — they also finished in the same spot in 2014 — and were second in yards allowed over their final eight games.Harbaugh hopes that second-half improvement will carry over to 2016.“We were up and down and inconsistent throughout the first eight games of the season, for sure,” Harbaugh said. “We went to battle and went to work to correct those things and found a way to correct most of them throughout the course of the season.“We still have plenty of work to do, but I trust Dean. I know he’s a very good coach and all those guys — I know they’re good coaches. You work side by side with a bunch of guys through a season like this, you find out what they’re made of, and I like our guys.”last_img read more

Wrestling: NWF Names 15 For 2020 African Championships

first_imgThe Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has announced a strong team of 15 athletes that will fly the country’s flag at the 2020 African Wrestling Championships in Algiers, Algeria, from 3rd to 9th February.Blessing Oborududu (68kg), a 9-time African champion and world No. 2 Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) headline the list, which is made up of 10 female and 5 male wrestlers.Also in the list are multiple African champions Aminat Adeniyi (62kg), Mercy Genesis (50kg), Amas Daniel (65kg), Emmanuel John (74kg) and Soso Tamarau (97kg).World champion in Beach wrestling Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg), African champions Sunmisola Balogun (72kg), Bose Samuel (53kg), Bisola Makanjuola (59kg), Ebikewino Welson (57kg) and Ekerekeme Agiomor (86kg) are also in the squad.The wrestlers have been intensifying preparations for the tournament in close camps in Yenagoa and Akure.They will be accompanied to the African Championships by four coaches and four officials.The delegation, which will be led by the President of the NWF Hon, Daniel Igali, is expected to depart Nigeria on 5th February and arrive Algiers the next day via a Turkish Airline flight.Team Nigeria will begin competition at the tournament in Women Wrestling on 8th February, with the men in action a day after.The Nigerian women are defending champions in Women Wrestling at the African Championships, and will be hoping to successfully claim the title for a record-extending 9th time in a row.Full List:Women Wrestling TeamMercy Genesis (50kg)Bose Samuel (53kg)Esther Kolawole (55kg)Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg)Bisola Makunjuola (59kg)Aminat Adeniyi (62kg)Hannah Reuben (65kg)Blessing Oborududu (68kg)Sunmisola Balogun (72kg)Blessing Onyebuchi (76kg)Men’s FreestyleEbikewenimo Welson (57kg)Amas Daniel (65kg)Emmanuel John (74kg)Ekerekeme Agiomor (86kg)Soso Tamarau (97kg)Coaches/OfficialsHappiness BurutuVictor KodeiPurity AkuhJoe OzitiHon. Daniel Igali (NWF President)Umar Almu (NWF Sec. Gen.)Adam Kabir (Medical)Emeka Dennar (Media Officer)Relatedlast_img read more

Flaherty to DL Socolovich recalled

first_imgThe Baltimore Orioles have placed Ryan Flaherty on the disabled list and recalled Miquel Socolovich from the Norfolk Tides.  Flaherty has an illness and has seen little playing time lately.  The Orioles need bullpen help after the 14 inning game last night.  Here is Dan Connolly’s tweet confirming the move. Please follow and like us:last_img