WestLB joint venture frees £300m for British Land

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Mount Ellinor Trail Remains Closed

first_imgSubmitted by Olympic National ForestOlympia, WA – Olympic National Forest’s Mount Ellinor Trail remains closed due to concerns about human- goat interactions. The trail was closed as a precautionary measure to ensure public safety in July when four separate hiking parties reported encounters with aggressive mountain goats. The goats have grown habituated to people and are inappropriately assertive in their efforts to obtain food and salt from humans.Wildlife specialists from Olympic National Forest have been working closely with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympic National Park, and mountain goat experts to monitor the situation and determine appropriate actions. Their goal is to reopen the popular trail as soon as possible, but public safety is the first consideration.Since the closure, the goats have been monitored regularly. Up to twenty goats have been observed in the area, including seven kids. A high degree of human-habituation and evidence that the goats are obtaining food and or salts from people has been observed. A comprehensive, science-based plan for managing the human-mountain goat conflicts is being developed. The plan addresses goat numbers, distribution, and behavior. An aversive conditioning plan designed to discourage the goats from approaching people is also being implemented; the plan includes throwing rocks, sounding horns, spraying chemical deterrents, and marking them with projectiles.Acting Forest Supervisor Amanda McAdams stated, “We will reopen the trail as soon as it is safe but we need to give our strategy time to work. People need to become a part of the solution and not the problem; they can do this by not feeding the goats or allowing them to lick salt from their skin or backpacks.” Public education is critical since humans can encourage or discourage the goats from their actions. “Co-existence is a two-way street. We want people to keep the goats wild. The goats also need to be taught to respect our personal space and not to approach people,” she added.For more information, please contact the Hood Canal Ranger District at 360-765-2200. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Michael Holding claims Rohit Sharma may not be able to handle real pace

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PTIAdvertisement 4nn9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa714ueWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4oix( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4jjksWould you ever consider trying this?😱27go88Can your students do this? 🌚4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Following the footsteps of the legendary Virender Sehwag, Team India opener Rohit Sharma has established himself has one of the most destructive batsmen ever. Nicknamed the ‘hitman’, the right handed run machine has sent many bowlers, from pacers to spinners, outside the boundary rope. However, former West Indies cricket team icon Michael Holding believes Sharma may find it difficult facing “someone with real pace.”Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PTIHolding was recently hosted by journalist Nikhil Naz for an exclusive interview via live session on Instagram.An amazing fast bowler during his prime, the veteran Jamaican has picked up the wickets of many thunderous batsmen of the bygone era of cricket, and he was asked what would the situation be like to face some of the most hard hitting batsmen of today, such as the South African AB de Villers or India’s Rohit Sharma.Advertisement “I think batsmen play their shots depending upon the pace of the bowlers. Those players and the shots that you are talking about I would like to see them play those shots against someone with real pace,” Holding said during the session.Both Sharma and ABD are famous for the different types of shots they have in their arsenal, to face different bowlers, from seamers to spinners. However, Holding believes it would be a toilsome effort for them to face some of the speed stars like Dale Steyn, Brett Lee or Shoaib Akhtar.Advertisement “If they can play shots like that against that pace I’ll start to worry about what I am going to do,” Holding went on, “With the kind of pace I used to bowl, I wouldn’t be worried about those shots being played.”Below here is the full interview, courtesy of Nikhil Naz’s official Instagram:In his twelve years of international cricket, Holding has made 60 Test and 102 ODI appearances for the Windies, and has picked 249 and 142 wickets in both formats respectively, while securing 13 five wicket and two 10-wicket hauls in red ball cricket.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Kiren Rijiju: “In Los Angeles Olympics India will be in the top 10”Deep Dasgupta Exclusive: A wicketkeeper has to work as the eyes of the captain! Advertisementlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Tournament of Roses winners

first_imgThe tournament may have happened on May, but it’s never too late to recognize the winners of the Tournament of Roses women’s golf event held at Granite Pointe. Which is why the staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the group as Team of the Week. The winner’s picture includes, L-R, Cherie Baker and Lynn Young of Creston, Tournament of Roses sponsor Doug Stoddarts and Marlene Pozin and Paula Seibel of the host club. Baker and Young won low gross honours in the team event while the duo of Pozin and Seibel captured the low net title.last_img

Leafs embark on three-game swing through Okanagan Conference

first_imgThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League schedule-maker was rather kind to the Nelson Leafs during the first seven weeks of the season.However, now comes the hard part as the Leafs set out on the road for six in a row, starting last week in Creston.And head coach Frank Maida wasn’t a real big fan of the preparation by the Green and White during the two games — both losses — in the East Kootenay and Fruitvale against the Nitehawks.Which is why there was an urgent meeting right after Saturday’s 3-2 setback to Beaver Valley — the second in three meetings.“Our focus wasn’t the greatest,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Thursday prior to practice.“There’s preparation to being on the road, the traveling going into a new rink you haven’t seen before. We didn’t have a lot of focus (to start the road trip),” he added.The Leafs get another chance to right a ship that has seen the team drop its last three games to fall out of top spot in the Murdoch Division. Nelson now sits three points behind the Beaver Valley Nitehawks heading into weekend action.First up Friday is 7-6 Princeton Posse. Saturday gets another shot at former Leaf Dane Rupert and the Kelowna Chiefs before concluding the trip Sunday in Osoyoos against the defending KIJHL champion, Coyotes.“Princeton is a small rink and the Posse usually has a big team,” Maida said when asked to give rundown of the weekend competition.“Kelowna, we had a good game against them but ran into a hot goalie the only time we played them and Osoyoos, well, they’ll be looking for some revenge since we beat them in Nelson and it’s the third game of the weekend for us.”But three games in three days is nothing new for the Leafs, one of two teams that has played 19 games this season.“This is the first time all season we’ve had a week’s rest,” said Maida.Maida and assistant coach Stu Linnen get three players off the injury list for the road trip — forwards Matti Jmaeff and Brett Norman and defenceman Walker Sidoni.Defenceman Riley Henderson is listed as day-to-day, but will not play this weekend.The news is not good for defenceman Blake Arcuri, who started the season on the injury list and will sit out another six weeks with an injured thumb.Dustin Reimer is also back on the injury list with an upper body injury after playing four of the opening 19 games.ICE CHIPS: Next home game for the Leafs is November 12 against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. . . . Nelson concludes the six-game road trip Thursday, November 10 in Fernie against the Ghostriders. . . . Leaf sniper Patrick Martens, currently riding a 14-game point streak, continues his assault on the KIJHL scoring title. Martens trails Craig Martin and Ryan Edwards, both of Beaver Valley, but three points. . . . Tryout defenceman Juilan Davis of Vancouver is expected back in the Nelson lineup for the weekend. Davis, 17, will advise the Leaf coaching staff of his future plans during the weekend.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more