14th Annual All Volunteer Olympia Oyster Seed Planting Project September 2018

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Dan Mazur for Olympia Oyster Seeding ProjectGreetings to You from the All Volunteer Olympia Oyster Seed Planting Project. Since 2005, thanks to interested people like you in the Olympia area, our oyster seed planting club has planted more than 150,000 oyster seeds around Budd Inlet, East Bay, West Bay, and surrounding areas such as Cooper Point, Steamboat, Boston Harbor, Eld, Carlyon, Henderson, Fishtrap, Totten, Johnson, and Nisqually.You may know that our bay is kept clean by shellfish naturally filtering the water and that 1 oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day? Not only do oysters clean the water, they remove nitrogen that causes algae blooms and red tides, enhance water clarity, promote eelgrass survival and provide excellent habitat for myriads of juvenile fish. Oyster shells can foster abundant micro sea life in previously damaged areas.We plant oysters on public shorelines for everyone to enjoy, and also on private beaches for waterfront residents. Some oyster club members are tideland owners, some live near the shore, some members just want to lend a hand, other oyster club participants live away from the shore, but deeply appreciate Puget Sound and make a financial and/or volunteer contribution to planting public “oyster gardens” enjoyed by everyone.Please Note: You won’t want to eat these oysters as Olympia Harbor has been used by heavy industry and is subject to waste treatment outflow. That is why we are planting the oysters: To Clean Up the Bay.My name is Dan Mazur and I live at 2017 East Bay Drive. I really enjoy living and working on the shore of Budd Inlet. I assume you appreciate good water quality and want to keep our bays beautiful. This year we are going to plant the oysters during September. It’s a lot of fun, so please join our team!We Warmly Welcome you and yourr family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to join as a member, contributor and an oyster planting volunteer!We are selling bags of oyster seeds and delivering and planting them in the bay for free. Each seed is a tiny live oyster, about the size of your thumbnail. These seeds will mature into full-sized oysters in a year or two. In order for the seeds to grow-up and not be eaten by seagulls, they need to be in “grow-bags”. If you want a grow bag containing 100 seeds to be planted in the bay, we will be filling orders for those no later than August 25, so please mark your calendar. The price is $42.50 for a grow bag to be installed at your chosen spot, or in the spot volunteers choose in case you don’t mind where. We accept checks payable to “Dan Mazur”, and credit cards (prices include sales tax). Include planting for free.If you have sponsored grow bags in previous years, then we suggest you or our oyster volunteers open them and spread last year’s larger oysters on the beach, and keep the bag in place with the smaller oysters still inside, then “recharge” the bag with new seeds. We are also taking orders for the seed “recharges” prior to August 25. The price for 100 seeds to be “recharged” is $18.50, tax included. PRICE INCLUDES MAINTENANCE AND CHANGING OF YOUR OYSTER GROW BAG.So please be ready for us to fill your orders for grow bags and oyster seeds before August 25th. Thanks for caring about Good Water Quality In South Puget Sound!! Questions or comments are welcome:Yours Sincerely, From the 14th Annual Olympia Oyster Seed Planting Project!! Care of: Dan Mazur, 2017 East Bay Drive, Olympia, WA, 98506, phone 360-570-0715, email: [email protected] photo credit: Betsy Peabodylast_img read more

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Former Leafs Willans, Horswill lead Vikes against Saints in crucial pre-Christmas series

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints will be shooting for a strong finish to the first half of the season this weekend when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Recreation Centre.The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions are getting set to head into the Christmas break and currently sit six points behind the first place Trinity Western University Spartans.Challenged by an unusual amount of injuries and struggles on the road, the Saints are eager to get regain the top ranking they’ve become accustomed to over the past two seasons.“There is so much parody in our league this season,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin.“Each weekend the standings change, so it makes each game important. One winless weekend in the Lower Mainland put us from second place to fourth place. Our players realize that we must play a full focused weekend or we will be left behind. We have had some great games in our home rink so far this season and I expect that to continue this weekend.”The Vikes, with two former Nelson Leafs — Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill — on the roster come to town after recently splitting a pair of games with the Simon Fraser University Clan.Sitting in second place and led by four-year veteran Adam Klein (22 points in 12 games), the Victoria are a much improved team after missing the playoffs last year. Willans currently is fifth in team scoring with (two goals, seven assists) nine points while Horswill is ninth with one goal and six assists.The Saints on the other hand are still reeling from a disappointing road trip to Vancouver earlier this month that resulted in 4-0 and 1-0 losses at the hands of the Spartans and the Clan respectively.“We didn’t bear down enough on our chances,” says Evin.“The goaltending was great for both teams in each of the games, including ours, but we ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard. Our goal scorers need to step up and provide us with timely goals when our other lines are not chipping in. It is a team game and we all need to find our scoring touch again.”A real bright spot this season has been the play of second year goaltender James Prigione, who currently leads the BCIHL with a goals against average of 2.30, while posting a save percentage of .910.“James has come into this season focused, in shape, and ready to play the bulk of the games,” says Evin.“So far he’s done everything I knew he was capable of and I hope our players can provide him with a few more goals, especially after being shutout twice when our goaltender was very solid.”This weekend the Saints hope to rekindle their offence led by veterans Darnell Dyck (13 points in 11 games) and Logan Proulx (11 points in 11 games). The Saints are currently unbeaten in 29 regular season and playoff games.The games this weekend are Saturday (November 29) at 7 p.m. and Sunday (November 30) at noon. All Saints home games are played at the Castlegar and District Community Centre.SAINTS NOTES: The Saints will be without key forwards Thomas Hardy (back) and Jesse Knowler (leg) for the remainder of the semester. As well Ryan Procyshyn (broken ankle) and Jamie Vlanich (knee surgery), both who have yet to suit up in the regular season, will have to wait till January to see their first action.last_img read more

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PAPACOOLPAPACOOL RALLIES TO WIN $75,000 PASADENA STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF; TRUJILLO, D’AMATO TEAM FOR 1 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN FIELD OF NINE SOPHOMORES

first_img–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (March 21, 2015)–Attentive to the pace under Elvis Trujillo, Papacoolpapacool saved ground at the rail to the quarter pole, swung three-wide turning for home and overhauled pacesetter Anytime Anyplace and Soul Driver for an impressive 1 ½ length win in Saturday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita. With a field of nine 3-year-olds contesting one mile on turf, Papacoolpapacool, who is trained by Phil D’Amato, got the distance in 1:36.55.“Elvis had him a little further back last time out and he was able to make up the ground on the rail,” said D’Amato. “I kind of wanted him closer today so he could get a jump on the closer. Elvis had him right where I wanted him, saving ground and stalking. He angled him out and he came with a big run…He’s a turf horse for now. I’m just happy I have an improving horse.”Off at 5-1, Papacoolpapacool paid $12.40, $7.00 and $5.00.Owned by Cellist Racing Group, LLC and Ali Nilforushan, Papacoolpapacool, a Kentucky-bred colt by Temple City out of the Saint Ballado mare Sainttwok, notched his second consecutive win going a mile on turf at Santa Anita and improved his overall mark to 7-3-1-1. With the winner’s share of $47,700, he increased his earnings to $145,350.“It was a perfect trip,” said Trujillo. “At the three eighths pole, I saw that Soul Driver was moving too early so I waited a little bit. Once we moved out, my horse was gone.”Breaking from the far outside with Martin Pedroza up, Anytime Anyplace showed the way until tackled by Soul Driver approaching the quarter pole, repelled his challenge a sixteenth out, but couldn’t hold the winner off late. Off at 13-1 Anytime Anyplace paid $11.00 and $7.00.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Soul Driver was last after a half mile, made an eye catching move four-wide going to the three eighths pole but could not sustain his run through the drive. The second choice in the wagering at 3-1, he paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.58, 49.17, 1:13.35 and 1:24.83.last_img read more

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Backcountry Backpack to School

first_imgBackcountry Backpack to School is brought to you by Backcountry, helping you enjoy the great outdoors, Energeticcity.ca, everything Fort St. John and Moose FM, 100.1% Fort St. John. – Advertisement -do the rest.  This year we are not looking for backpacks, only cash donations.Then we’ll take that $30 donation and with the help of Backcountry, provide a child in School District 60 with a backpack valued at over $80 and fill it full of supplies.Make a donation online below, or at Backcountry located on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John.You have until September 11th, 2009 to make a donation and then all the money will be used to purchase backpacks and supplies, which will be donated to students in School District 60.Advertisement Backcountry Backpack to School is here for another year!  We are looking for your help to make sure every child in School District 60 goes back to school with all the supplies they need.All you have to do is make a donation of at least $30 at Backcountry or online by clicking on the donation button below.  Then, we’lllast_img read more

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Man United’s Herrera suffers new blow

first_img0Shares0000Herrera had to be replaced by a benched Paul Pogba after pulling up in his first game since facing Tottenham at Wembley on January 31.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Jose Mourinho has little hope of a speedy recovery for Ander Herrera, who lasted just 17 minutes into his Manchester United return, against Sevilla on Wednesday night.Herrera had to be replaced by a benched Paul Pogba after pulling up in his first game since facing Tottenham at Wembley on January 31. The 28-year-old Spanish midfielder, who was declared fully fit ahead of this game, pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury when attempting a backheel.After the game, Mourinho said: “I think it is a bad injury.“He had a small injury that stopped him for the last couple of matches but the medical team said he was 100 per cent ready for the last Saturday. It didn’t look like he was fully fit.“We didn’t play him to give more work and more protection, but it looks like he was not fully fit.“The medical department gave him fully fit. They gave him fully fit Saturday and he trained Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and he looked fit.“The way he was playing during the time he was on the pitch, I think he showed that intensity that is only possible when you are fit.“He was pressing really high, we start the match not giving one inch to (Ever) Banega, pressing him really high. Ander was one of them, Scott (McTominay) was the other one, and you only do that when you feel really good.“Then the back-heel creates a contraction in the muscular area where he had a fitness problem, and now we have the proof that he was not 100 per cent fit.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘Donegal’s islands have been abandoned for far too long’ – Doherty TD

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has called on the government to do more to protect and develop Ireland’s off-shore islands.The Donegal TD used the return of the Dáil to urge policy makers to recognise the cultural and linguistic importance of the islands, and to take measures which aim to promote island communities and to development their sustainability into the future.Speaking ahead of a Dáil debate, Deputy Doherty said: “For far too long many of Donegal’s off-shore islands, such as Arranmore, Tory Island, Gola, Inishfree, and Inishboffin and others have been abandoned by successive governments. “They have suffered decades of population decline due to underinvestment, lack of services and policy failure in areas such as fishing which once provided much needed employment on the islands.“This is why my colleague Deputy Martin Kenny and I introduced the Island Fisheries (Heritage Licence) Bill in 2017. This legislation is currently making its way through the Dáil and, if enacted, will provide for the issuing of heritage licences to island fishermen to facilitate the continuance of traditional fishing practices on Ireland’s offshore islands.”Deputy Doherty called on the Government and all TDs to support the motion, which also seeks the development of unique policies for offshore islands as well as an action plan for measures to ensure that island’s can reach their full economic potential.  ‘Donegal’s islands have been abandoned for far too long’ – Doherty TD was last modified: September 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:islandsPearse Doherty TDlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Council scholarships announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Six Ohio high school and college students have been selected to receive scholarships from the Ohio Ag Council. The scholarships, each totaling $1,500, were awarded for the 2015-2016 school year.The students, each of whom is pursuing a degree in an agricultural-related area of study, were chosen based on their excellent academic record, outstanding leadership qualities, community involvement, and exceptional essay responses.“The Ohio Agricultural Council is pleased to provide scholarships to help students further their education. We recognize that the future of the farming community lies with the next generation of agriculture leaders,” said Jenny Hubble, OAC president. “We congratulate these young leaders on being selected to receive scholarships for the 2015-16 school year.”The high school student recipients and their hometowns are:• Abby Motter, Mansfield• Mikayla Storck, New Carlisle• Emily Kreinbrink, LeipsicThe college student recipients and their hometowns are:• Clint Gasser, Creston• Taylor Klass, Worthington• Christine Balint, HuronThe students will be recognized at OAC’s annual Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Awards Program on Aug. 7 at the Ohio State Fair. As part of the award, the scholarship recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary membership in the Council.For more information visit www.OhioAgCouncil.com.last_img read more

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A Letter to Google’s David Girouard: 100% Web is Not Such a Great Idea

first_imgTags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williams Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Dear Mr. David Girouard,I decided to write you a quick note after reading your post about 2011 as the year there will be nothing but the Web. I am not so sure that is a great idea.I’ll give you a few reasons: WikiLeaks, Delicious and YouTube.WikiLeaksWell, we know the sad history and precedent caused by Amazon Web Services dropping Wikileaks. Amazon did not show much thought for due process. Instead, AWS shut down WikiLeaks citing its terms of service. That should be a concern to any business when considering using a cloud service. We can’t trust the Web 100% if there is that threat of closure without any way to appeal.DeliciousHow many people do you know who lament today’s announcement by Yahoo! that it is closing Delicious? The service it provided had many a bit confused when it launched. Technologists scratched their heads. Tags? What do they do?People still adopted the service and became passionate about its applications. Millions of people provided a wealth of links that companies used to create tools and processes. Now Delicious is going away. That’s the nature of Web services. But if you use the Web as a place to store information then it kind of hurts when a service closes. The outcome can be disastrous. Big Web companies like Google do not do a good job of providing ways to export data. Sometimes it makes sense to avoid services that don’t export well. Google’s own Vint Cerf touched on the issue when he spoke last winter about the lack of standards in the cloud. It needs to get better.YouTubeThis is a tough one. The YouTube service rocks. Yet you have a community guidelines policy that is causing serious disruptions to companies that rely on YouTube for income. We talked to Christian Cantrella a few weeks ago who said that YouTube shut his company’s account for weeks. The company does reviews about watches. What could be so objectionable? He had to blog about it to get some attention to the matter. Ironically, I was on the phone with Chris when YouTube restored the company’s account. That does not reflect well on Google, YouTube or other services that people and small businesses rely upon.Looking to 2011I hope you know that I love Google’s services. I used your service while writing this letter. Your team at Google Apps has done incredible work. The people at your company are a fantastic community. They are recognized all over the world for their brilliance. Like other large Web companies business issues seem to be clouding judgement. That can cause issues with communities. I agree that 2010 is the year of the cloud. I am not so sure 2011 should be the year we see nothing but the Web. I think of that especially after reading an interview with someone like Chris Anderson. I’m thinking it should be the year about everything and the Web. Let me know what you think.Feel free to ping me anytime.Thanks. Alex.Alex [email protected] A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Usain Bolt pleased with work done on new documentary on him

first_imgSprint superstar Usain Bolt has said that he is pleased with the work done by producers of a new documentary which chronicles his rise to iconic status.”I am Bolt” premiered in London on Tuesday attracting several of the world’s leading athletes and entertainers, reports CMC.Movie-making heavyweight Leo Pearlman, footballing stars Raheem Sterling, and Cesc Fabregas, pop star Geri Horner and other well known names where among those who showed up for the premier of the movie co-directed by brothers Gabe and Benjamin Turner. (Usain Bolt is the greatest Olympian, says Asafa Powell)”When I watched the movie, it was so good, I could feel the emotions all over again,” said Bolt after the premier. “It’s like I was reliving my life again and that’s why I am so pleased about what they have done. They have captured everything and I know when people watch this they will understand. I want people to see the struggles and the pain; just the stress and have more insight in my life.”Bolt, who started training three weeks ago, is heading to Germany for his usual pre-season assessment with Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller Wohlfahrt. (Asafa Powell says Usain Bolt’s 100m record easier to break than 200m)He is due in Monaco later this week for the annual athletics awards, where he is one of three finalists for the Male Athlete of the Year Award.”I’ve always said London is a good place to untie my shoes. I came (for) the Olympics and it was just magnificent,” said Bolt who plans to retire at the World Championships in London next year. (Usain Bolt set to race in Australia for the first time)advertisement”So I know the energy that they are going to bring to the World Championships and I am looking forward to it. It’s a good place to retire, I don’t know if it was somewhere else if I would go but it’s in London and that’s a good thing,” Bolt, who has won nine Olympic gold medals, said.”I Am Bolt” is now available for digital download and can also be seen on Blu-ray and DVDs.last_img read more

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