Gorge anglers anticipate metro influx for Bonneville pool sturgeon

first_imgTHE DALLES, Ore. — Columbia Gorge anglers say they expect to see an invasion from the Portland-Vancouver area come January when sturgeon retention opens in the Bonneville pool of the Columbia River.That’s because sturgeon retention will stay closed in the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam in 2014, making the reservoir upstream of the dam the closest spot to the metropolitan area where a legal-size sturgeon can be kept for the table.“I think the effort shift will be huge,” said Jess Zerfing of Always Catching Guide Service of Cascade Locks at a public meeting here Tuesday with the Oregon and Washington departments of Fish and Wildlife.Sturgeon retention is scheduled to reopen Jan. 1 in the Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day pools.Washington and Oregon are projecting a 20 percent increase in angler effort in Bonneville pool, but admit that the figure is little more than a guess.“We really won’t know until we get there,” said John North of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.Herb Good of Hood River also said a 20 percent estimate of effort shift is too low.“I just sit here and wonder how competent you are,” Good said. “People want to fish that time of year.”North said Bonneville pool is expected to have an annual catch quota of 1,100 sturgeon, with the harvest likely to be split about equally between fishing periods in January and mid-June.last_img read more

Facebooks message to video creators Lets make more money

first_img Post a comment Share your voice 0 Now playing: Watch this: Is Facebook spying on you? On Tuesday, Facebook also said that a slice of money from any subscribers who sign up after this year will be diverted to Facebook. Early pages that tested subscriptions, thus far, didn’t need to share any revenue except the 30% bit that Apple and Google take of all media subscriptions that happen as in-app purchases in Facebook’s mobile app. But starting with any subscribers who sign up beginning Jan. 1, Facebook will take 30% of revenue from desktop subscribers. It’ll take 15% of revenue paid by mobile subscribers but only starting in the second year of a subscription. The social giant said its ad-breaks feature would be introducing ways for creators to specify when a midroll commercial cuts into their video. Brand Collabs Manager, an interface that helps online video creators connect with sponsorships, will be enhanced with more analytics. Facebook’s subscriptions option, which lets fans pay creators on a monthly basis, will be expanding to let creators offer supporter-only groups as a benefit to subscribing, so superfans and creators can interact in a more intimate forum. The company is also testing Stars, little stickerlike icons mostly for gaming-video fans that pay a creator a penny whenever you send one his or her way. Similar to the Bits Emotes on Twitch, viewers can send Stars while watching live gaming streams.  Tags Facebook will be taking a cut of money headed to video creators. Claudia Cruz/CNET Facebook is giving videos on its social network more ways to make money, pulling inspiration from other platforms to let you throw cash at your favorite video creators in the form of subscriptions or tokenized “stars” that pay them a penny. It’s also going to start taking a cut of the money that superfans send to creators in paid subscriptions.Facebook announced the new developments ahead of VidCon, the world’s biggest conference for online video creators. VidCon runs Wednesday through Saturday in Anaheim, California. The approach follows a proven Facebook strategy of borrowing features and tools that smaller social networks have rolled out to popular appeal. In the last three years, Facebook made big investments in video as a central part of its service, aiming to eat some of YouTube’s lunch and take a bite of the television ad dollars migrating to digital video. But some of its efforts, like broadcasting original scripted series, have failed to break through to mass audiences. Facebook didn’t provide any hard numbers about how many people are making money on its platform with any of its early-stage money-making tools like ads and subscriptions. Generally, tens of thousands of pages are using ad breaks in videos to make money, the company said. The number of pages earning $10,000 a year with ad breaks has grown since Facebook began testing them about a year ago, but the company wouldn’t provide specifics.  1:39 Mobile Digital Media Facebooklast_img read more

BNP rally begins at Suhrawardy Udyan

first_imgBNP`s public rally begins at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Sunday afternoon where the party leaders are expected to unveil their various demands and plans over the next general election. Photo: Dipu MalakarBNP’s public rally began at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Sunday afternoon where the party leaders are expected to unveil their various demands and plans over the next general election, reports UNB.The rally formally began around 2pm with recitation from the holy Quran.Though BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has been in jail since 8 February, the party has made her the chief guest of the rally as a mark of respect to her.Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is presiding over the rally.Party insiders said Mirza Fakhrul Islam is likely to place a seven-point demand and a 12 or 13-point vision of the party at the rally.The party’s demands include releasing party chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, forming a neutral election-time government, dissolving current parliament and cabinet, creating a level-playing field by withdrawing all the political cases and releasing all the political prisoners, reconstitution of the election commission, deploying army and discarding electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the election.In the 12-point vision, the party will say what steps it will take to improve the country’s political culture, get rid of the politics of vengeance, ensure good governance, democracy and fight against extremism and ensure Bangladesh’s territory not to be allowed to use to carry out criminal activities against other countries, including India.Hundreds of party leaders and activists started gathering at the venue in small processions since morning.Huge number of law enforcers have been deployed in and around the rally venue to maintain law and order.One of the conditions is that the rally will have to be concluded by 5pm.On Saturday, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) authorities permitted BNP to hold the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan with 22 conditions.The conditions include not using any provocative words and refraining from carrying any sticks, large banners and creating any barriers to public life.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they will unveil their party’s future course of action and strategy at the rally. BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed hinted that their party may also announce fresh action programmes from it.last_img

Eat nuts to cut cancer risk Study

first_imgConsuming nuts is associated with a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, but not Type-2 diabetes, says new study.For the study, researchers conducted a systematic review of 36 observational studies, which included 30,708 patients on the disease-preventive powers of nut consumption to create a comprehensive analysis.”Our study suggests that nut consumption may be associated with reduced risk of cancers, which may have practical implication,” said lead author Lang Wu at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting'”Aligning with the known beneficial effect of nuts on heart diseases, our study may imply that individuals interested in making better food choices to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease can consider consuming nuts, after considering the caloric and fat contents of different types of nuts,” Wu said.”Nut consumption was inversely associated with risk of colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer, but not with other types of cancer or type 2 diabetes. Overall, nut intake was associated with a decreased risk of cancer,” said the authors. The study was published in the journal Nutrition Reviews.last_img read more