Redknapp sacked by Birmingham after 13 matches

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp “A lot of the targets I was after I couldn’t get over the line. I still felt that given time I would have given them a team that would have been challenging for promotion, I had no doubt about that.” Harry RedknappLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Veteran manager Harry Redknapp was sacked by second-tier Birmingham City on Saturday after a 3-1 home defeat by Preston North End, just his 13th game in charge.The 70-year-old, whose coaching career has included Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth, was briefly hailed as a saviour after he kept Birmingham in the division last term having taken over following a disastrous spell in charge by Italian Gianfranco Zola.However, despite an influx of players in the close season, Birmingham suffered a sixth successive defeat and have just four points from eight league matches.“I am disappointed. It’s been difficult, I have had one week with a new team and new players, one week,” Redknapp told the Birmingham Mail.“It’s not an excuse but today I had three of the forwards missing who I would have picked, probably the three most exciting players in all honesty.“It takes time to build a football team, not one week. I didn’t get the players in I was after in pre-season and suddenly I have got a load of players in.last_img read more

Eight Days of Razor Clam Digging Starts April 17

first_imgFacebook210Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)  Razor clam diggers can return to coastal beaches starting Friday, April 17, state shellfish managers announced today.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. All of the digs are scheduled on morning tides. No digging will be allowed on any beach after noon.Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager, noted that the upcoming dig coincides with the Long Beach Razor Clam Festival, scheduled April 18-19 in Long Beach. Festival events range from free clam-digging lessons to a fritter cook-off. More information is available at http://longbeachrazorclamfestival.com/Under state law, diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches, and low tides:April 17, Friday, 6:03 a.m.; -0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksApril 18, Saturday, 6:52 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, CopalisApril 19, Sunday, 7:39 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, CopalisApril 20, Monday, 8:25 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin HarborsApril 21, Tuesday, 9:11 a.m.; -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin HarborsApril 22, Wednesday, 9:57 a.m.; -0.9 feet; Long Beach, Twin HarborsApril 23, Thursday, 10:46 a.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin HarborsApril 24, Friday, 11:38 a.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin HarborsWDFW has also proposed additional digs in May, pending the results of future marine toxin tests. Tentative dates for those digs are posted on the department’s website.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2015-16 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.During all upcoming digs, state wildlife managers urge clam diggers to avoid disturbing snowy plovers and streaked horned larks. Both species nest in the soft, dry sand at Leadbetter Point on the Long Beach Peninsula, and on a section of Twin Harbors beach.The snowy plover is a small bird with gray wings and a white breast. The lark is a small bird with a pale yellow breast and brown back. Male larks have a black mask, breast band and “horns.”To protect these birds, the department asks that clam diggers avoid the dunes and areas of the beach with soft, dry sand. When driving to a clam-digging area, diggers should enter the beach only at designated access points and stay on the hard-packed sand near or below the high tide line.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_img We have been experimenting with lighter gear as well as fly reels and mooching reels to make the battles even more exciting. Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.Kootenay Lake: Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Fishing Charters Nelson B.C 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.com Mostly surface action for our boat, so the magic lures have been the usual bucktail flies.  Lately the lucky numbers have been 203,210, 215, 224, and 228.  Colors have been purples, blacks, or grays. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing We have had some pretty good days on the lake lately.  Most days with 8 –10 fish being caught.  Sizes have ranged from two to 13 pounds. The water temperature has dropped below 50 degrees and our fish are still feeding more on the surface.  Which makes for some exciting bucktail action.  My favorite kind of fishing. December is usually a good month for fishing, so hopefully the pattern continues.  Either way, we’ll be out there, so stay tuned……………….  What are they biting on???? Our latest trip had some boys from Alberta join us for their annual Kootenay Lake trip.  And while the weather was freezing cold here, they were still happy to not be back at home where it was even colder and a lot more snow.  A nice get away for the crew. Mix it up a bit and run both surface lines and deep lines and you should catch some fish.  Tight lines……………………. They managed to land 10 fish up to 10 pounds during their trip.  Day one was a bit slow because of the weather change, but day two made up for everything.  Lots of action on the mooching reels.  Line peeling and fish jumping made for a few exciting battles.  They are already planning their next trip.  Looking forward to it.  On one of our trips last week, a young lady asked to bring her fly rod on board and we accepted the challenge. Throughout the day we hooked numerous fish on all of our rods except the fly rod.  However, patience prevailed and in the final hour of the day the fly reel started screaming. Kalyn was quick to grab the rod, and just in time because the reel had only three wraps of line left on it when she grabbed it and slowed the fish down.  After about a 15-minute battle with her 6-weight fly rod, we finally got the fish to the boat.  A beautiful nine pound Rainbow.  What a great battle on this light rod.  I think we are hooked on this new found technique. And now with lots of  two to three pound Rainbows being caught, I think the lighter gear will be a lot of fun.  As long as the gear can still handle a 10 – 12 pound fish, we should be ok.  Either way, it will be exciting.  Looking forward to experimenting more as the season continues. Also catching a few Bulls on the downrigger with Lyman plugs or flashers & hoochies.  There seems to be a lot of fish showing up on the sonar at depths between 80 – 120 feet.  Although most of the fish seem to come to the surface when they want to feed.last_img read more

Govt needs to outline the lessons learned from Donegal gorse fires – Doherty

first_imgThe Taoiseach and Minister with Responsibility for Defence are being urged to provide details of the measures they have in place when a threat from an emergency situation – such as wildfires, floods and natural disasters – are posed. The calls come following last month’s devastating gorse fires which caused widespread destruction across huge swathes of west Donegal.Scores of local community members, volunteers and the emergency services eventually helped extinguish the fires. The government faced heavy criticism at the time over the delay in granting approval for the Air Corp helicopter to be deployed to attend to the scene.In urging the government to outline the work being done to ensure that communities receive adequate supports when faced with a similar crisis in future, Pearse Doherty said: “It’s over two weeks on now since those major wildfires to ravage large parts of west Donegal were successfully put out.“Everyone concerned rallied around and did their bit to help bring the fires under control, including local farmers, business owners and others who brought in water tankers and took other measures to assist the emergency services.“In fact, the Gardaí, Donegal Fire Service personnel, the army, members of the Air Corp, and all the emergency responders who were deployed to tend to the blaze that weekend cannot be commended enough for what they did tackle, what were, some of the worst wildfires to strike the county in many years. “And while nothing should be said or done to downplay nor negate the tremendous and life-saving work done by the emergency services, we are still waiting for a full explanation in relation to just why it took so long for the government to give the green light for the Air Corp helicopter to arrive in order to provide assistance.“This is despite the fact that it was clear to everyone who was present in the area quite early on over the course of that fateful weekend that a number of properties and homes were in danger, and that the fires posed a real and substantive risk to human life. “In their immediate aftermath, I called on the Minister (Paul Kehoe) to carry out an urgent review into what lessons had been learnt from those fires in order to ascertain what the various authorities and emergency services could take away from the experience with the view to improving how the state co-ordinates its overall response to such crisis situations going forward. “Not only should this include examining the procedures which are to be adopted by first responders and other authorities when events like this occur but also looking at how measures to mitigate against fires, such as hedgerow trimming and roadside maintenance, can be improved.“In addition, I requested that the Minister task his officials with also exploring the various ways which the state could potentially facilitate and even compliment the work of the emergency services by perhaps equipping volunteers and communities in some way, and looking at how we could compensate them accordingly for their assistance. “Unbelievably, however, I am still waiting to receive a reply from the Minister and his officials to those very questions – despite my correspondence having been sent to him over a fortnight ago.“Naturally, when it comes to dealing with major emergencies like we witnessed in this county last month, no one can afford to be complacent in terms of how we respond and plan for them, particularly whenever people’s lives are on the line. “There can be no excuse for the lack of urgency being shown by the government here, and so this week I will again be seeking urgent answers from both the Taoiseach and the Minister and I will be calling on them to give details of the steps being taken to ensure that, when faced with similar emergency situations in future, communities can be assured that they receive a fully co-ordinated, well resourced and planned emergency response.”Govt needs to outline the lessons learned from Donegal gorse fires – Doherty was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:West Donegallast_img read more

Are you travel ready?

first_img18 December 2015As the December break begins, the Department of Home Affairs has launched a campaign to urge all South Africans to make sure they are “travel ready” before they go on holiday – particularly if they are travelling with children.Find out more about new requirements for children travelling through South African ports of entry – effective 1 June 2015 – on the Department of Home Affairs website.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img

Bangalore is young and liberal

first_imgI was born in the city and so was my daughter. This is also the city where I co-founded both my companies. So Bangalore to me is home in more ways than one. I grew up in traditional Bangalore (Jayanagar). Over the years I have also lived in the colonial,I was born in the city and so was my daughter. This is also the city where I co-founded both my companies. So Bangalore to me is home in more ways than one. I grew up in traditional Bangalore (Jayanagar). Over the years I have also lived in the colonial bastion, in the cantonment area (Cooke Town), and am now settled in the exuberant bustle of new Bangalore (Bannerghatta Road). Bangalore is a young, liberal, cosmopolitan and fun-loving city. Its quintessential weather is just a welcome bonus.I am proud to be a part of its artistic, technological, social and cultural journey. Having taken to running as a sport more recently, the lovely trails in and around Bangalore make it worth the traffic congestions that one has to often endure. The verdant environs of Cubbon Park, Lalbagh, and trails such as near the Decathlon on Sarjapur Road (many of these trails are fast disappearing though), Bylekere Peacock Reserve, and the rolling hills of Kanakapura, allow runners the space to practice. I am looking forward to running the full Bangalore marathon later on this year. Bangalore is also close to nearby trails such as the Kaveri Trail, which is along the River Kaveri and cuts through the Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary. My entire team at Theramyt have also registered for many running events this year and completed events like the recent 10K run in the city.Today, Bangalore is also home to many start-ups, and the entrepreneurial spirit is pervasive in the city. The culture of creativity, self-expression and enterprise has been fostered by the larger framework established by the city’s excellent institutions and think tanks. The setting up of Inbiopro was a huge learning experience. I prepared for that role by taking up the Executive MBA programme at IIM Bangalore. When we sold Inbiopro to Strides Arcolabs five years later, my business partner, Sohang Chatterjee, and I were ready to get out there again and do something new. That is why we set up Theramyt Novobiologics, to address a different domain in biologics of Biobetters and NBE’s. I believe that as a community, we need to strive towards a stable ecosystem of transparency, ecological balance, sustainability and social relevance in the start-ups we create.advertisementThe writer is director and COO at Theramyt Novobiologics.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal hero Keown slams quality of Leno: Cech superior

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Keown slams quality of Leno: Cech superiorby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Martin Keown has slammed the quality of Bernd Leno.The Gunners lost 5-1 at Liverpool on Saturday.Keown slammed the defenders in their poor efforts for some of Liverpool’s goals, and he also questioned the quality of goalkeeper Leno.”Leno didn’t even make the German squad,” said Keown. “Is he better than Petr Cech? No I don’t think so, but Petr Cech hasn’t played since September.” last_img read more

Community Development Institute provides Council with annual update

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, the University of Northern B.C. Community Development Institute provided City of Fort St. John Council with an annual update.CDI Co-Director, Marleen Morris, says the partnership between the City and the CDI is one that is growing every day and is making Fort St. John a better place to live.“Our partnership is increasing community engagement and growing community partnerships and it is happening more, day by day, and we are really excited to see this happen. These partnerships are enhancing the quality of life in Fort St. John and making Fort St. John a better place to live.” According to Morris, the CDI and the City have been working together to develop and implement strategies for economic diversification and community resilience.During the past seven months, through a program known as ‘The Forge’, the CDI has completed a significant public engagement program to gather input that will be used to develop the Social Development Framework and the Economic Development Framework for the City.Morris says she thanks the community for their participation and support and looks forward to continuing to work with community members.last_img read more

Young Kolkata club cricketer dies onfield

first_imgKolkata: A young club cricketer died after collapsing on the field during a friendly match on Wednesday. 22-year-old Sonu Yadav, who plays for Ballygunge Sporting Club in Cricket Association of Bengal’s second division league was playing a match at the Bata Club ground. According to those present at the ground, the wicketkeeper-batsman was going back to the tent after finishing his batting and suddenly collapsed. He was quickly rushed to the SSKM hospital where he was declared brought dead. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja A few years back, another junior Bengal player Aniket Sharma had lost his life collapsing on the field while playing at the Paikpara ground. Ballygunge SC official Shyamal Banerjee said:”I cannot believe that Sonu is no more. Sonu was a very talented cricketer. I heard the news in the afternoon. Heard Sonu was playing with his friends because our club did not have any match. I pray to Almighty so that it gives strength to his family to deal with this loss.”last_img read more