5G network infrastructure revenue to hit 42 bn in 2020

first_imgLondon: By 2020, global 5G wireless network infrastructure revenue would reach $4.2 billion, an 89 per cent increase from 2019 revenue of $2.2 billion, a new report by Gartner Inc. said on Thursday. Gartner forecasts that investments in 5G NR network infrastructure would account for 6 per cent of the total wireless infrastructure revenue of communications service providers (CSPs) in 2019, and that this figure will reach 12 per cent in 2020. “5G wireless network infrastructure revenue will nearly double between 2019 and 2020. For 5G deployments in 2019, CSPs are using non-stand-alone technology. This enables them to introduce 5G services that run more quickly, as 5G New Radio (NR) equipment can be rolled out alongside existing 4G core network infrastructure,” Sylvain Fabre, Senior Research Director at Gartner, said in a statement. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year 5G services would launch in many major cities in 2019 and 2020; services have already begun in the US, South Korea and some European countries, including Switzerland, Finland and the UK. “National 5G coverage will not occur as quickly as with past generations of wireless infrastructure. To maintain average performance standards as 5G is built out, CSPs will need to undertake targeted strategic improvements to their 4G legacy layer, by upgrading 4G infrastructure around 5G areas of coverage. “A less robust 4G legacy layer adjoining 5G cells could lead to real or perceived performance issues as users move from 5G to 4G/LTE Advanced Pro. This issue will be most pronounced from 2019 through 2021, a period when 5G coverage will be focused on hot spots and areas of high population density,” Fabre added.last_img read more

PayPal ordered to disclose business account information to Canada Revenue Agency

first_imgCALGARY – The records of Canadians who use PayPal business accounts to make and receive payments will soon be in the hands of the federal government’s tax-collecting agency.The online payments company said Wednesday it has been given 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders and the amount and number of payments they paid or received between Jan. 1, 2014, and last Friday to the Canada Revenue Agency.“We are required to disclose information about business account holders who have received or sent a payment,” it says on its website. “Affected account holders have been notified.”CRA spokesman Patrick Samson confirmed that the agency received Federal Court of Canada authorization to request the information, part of a crackdown on Canada’s underground economy.“Specifically, the CRA is seeking PayPal’s list of Canadian clients who have a commercial account, including the total value of their transactions (purchases and sales) from 2014 to the date of the requirement,” he said.“The information obtained through the unnamed persons requirement will allow the CRA to ensure that these individuals and corporations comply with their tax obligations under the Income Tax Act.”PayPal Canada says it has more than 6.4 million active users, although that includes personal accounts which are not affected by the CRA move.Hussein Warsame, a tax professor with the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, linked the data grab to the federal government’s 2017 budget, which provided a five-year funding boost to the CRA to fight tax evasion by investigating the underground economy.“They think people who use PayPal are probably avoiding tax and therefore they’re using the extra funding to basically look for low-hanging fruit,” he said.“It is a fishing expedition, in many ways.”He said the agency is likely offering the 45-day window to allow people who haven’t paid their taxes as required to file tax revision forms and come back into compliance with the tax act.Warsame said the files could allow the CRA to identify people who have had more than $30,000 in business revenue over 12 months, which means they should be registered to collect and remit the GST.It also may identify people or corporations who owe corporate or personal income taxes. If caught, they will have to pay the tax, plus penalties and interest. If the tax avoidance is deliberate, it could be considered tax evasion and result in a criminal charge, he said.He said Canadians are required to retain tax records for six years and recommended that PayPal customers pull together their records to prepare for potential audits.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more

Crews doing maintenance on Blue Grave Creek Bridge this week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Yellowhead Road & Bridge North Peace crews will be doing work on the Blue Grave Creek Bridge on the Upper Halfway Road for the first half of this week.The bridge, which is located at the 73-kilometre marker of Upper Halfway Road, will also be closed Monday, March 12th until Wednesday, March 14th because of routine maintenance from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.YRB apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you require further information feel free to contact us by phone 250-262-2600 or email rodney@yrb.ca.last_img

Horizon North awarded conditional contract for two new work camps near Halfway

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Horizon North Logistics Inc. announced today that its Halfway River Horizon North partnership has been granted a conditional award to build two new work camps west of Fort St. John.The company says the conditional award is for the construction of two new accommodation facilities of 575 and 610 beds respectively, using Horizon North’s existing Kobes Creek Lodge. The contract is subject to external regulatory approvals, customer internal approvals, and an agreement on the final contract terms.“This conditional award pairs Horizon North’s presence as the largest open camp provider in the Montney region with our dedication to strong partnerships with Aboriginal communities,” said Horizon North President and CEO Rod Graham. “We look forward to continuing our work with the customer towards a completed contract and implementing our full turn-key workforce accommodations solutions with our partners from Halfway River First Nation.”Horizon North said it expects to generate revenue of $63 million between August 2018 and November 2019. The two new facilities and an expansion of the Kobes Creek Lodge will done entirely with the company’s existing infrastructure.“This conditional award shows the significant benefits that our Halfway River Horizon North partnership can bring to our community,” said Halfway River First Nation Chief Darlene Hunter. “From projects like these, we look forward to continuing to build financial prosperity, job opportunities and growth for our First Nation members.”last_img read more

Former OGC staff member speaks at FSJ for LNG rally

first_imgPeace River North MLA Dan Davies served as the MC of the rally, which has held at roughly the same time as other pro-resource rallies in Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers, and Langley. FSJ for LNG founder Alan Yu kicked things off by impressing the importance of the rally, especially given the short time remaining before Kinder Morgan’s self imposed deadline of whether or not it will proceed with its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after halting all non-essential work last month.Sean Surerus, who company is one of two Fort St. John-based companies involved in building Trans Mountain through joint ventures, also spoke about the positive aspects of the resource industry in Canada and especially their commitment to safety.“Our shortcuts hurt us in our sector,” said Surerus. “Every moment that we’re in the media for the wrong reasons: a challenge with a pipeline, an incident in safety, a wreck of some sort. Those are ammunition for those who do not support what we do. Every one of us, we’re representing our sector, and it only takes a moment for something to happen. And in our business, a shortcut hurts us and it hurts our sector.”The rally’s keynote speaker was ResourceEd’s Steven Simons, who prior to working with ResourceED worked for the Oil and Gas Commission for a number of years. Simons spoke about many of the same things that Vivian Krause spoke about at last month’s rally, including the trend of environmental groups conducting coordinated attacks on one specific resource industry at a time in a methodical way. Simons also hosted a seminar at NLC on that topic on Saturday night. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Local grassroots organization FSJ for LNG held its second rally supporting B.C.’s resource extraction industries in just over a month this past Saturday.Around 50 vehicles, half the number that showed up to the organization’s rally on April 21st, lined up near the UFA cardlock on the city’s south side before travelling by convoy once again to Charlie Lake. A crowd of around 50 attendees then parked at the Charlie Lake boat launch for the second half of the rally, which featured several guest speakers take to the stage, which was supplied by Surerus Pipeline. Peace River North MLA Dan Davies and FFSJ for LNG’s Craig Stevens examine the inside of one of Surerus Pipeline’s 42′ pipes. Photo by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

Morocco donates cars to Cote DIvoires National Assembly

first_imgTaroudant – Morocco donated cars to the Ivorian National Assembly Tuesday in the context of king Mohamed VI’s visit to Côte d’Ivoire.According to Maghreb Arab Press, the Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy chaired Tuesday in Abidjan, with the President of the Ivorian National Assembly, Mr. Guillaume Soro, the ceremony of handing over the keys of a number of cars donated by Morocco to the National Assembly of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.The Moroccan minister described the cooperation as important and symbolic saying that “today we are going through an important, symbolic and historic moment in South-South cooperation.” For his part, Guillaume Soro said that the “relations between the two countries are in constant development, under the impetus of the leaders of both countries, who are animated by the common desire to make fraternity the foundation of a true partnership in all areas.”in the context of the royal visit to a number of Sub-Saharan African countries, Morocco launched a number of programs and signed partnerships aiming at developing the south-south cooperation with its African counterparts.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

PSG confirm successful operation for Dani Alves knee

first_imgParis Saint-Germain and Brazil right-back Dani Alves knee surgery has been done successfully in the French capital, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed.The 35-year-old’s right knee was operated on by an orthopaedic team at Pitie Salpetriere hospital in Paris on Tuesday, according to Kwese ESPN.He took to Instagram to confirm that he had undergone surgery and it was successful.“I would like to thank everybody for their prayers,” he wrote.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I started my recovery process a few hours ago and thank God that everything went well.“As evidence by the picture above, the anaesthetic obviously did not do any collateral damage to Good Crazy!”Alves have been booked for operation for some time now and while waiting for the procedure for the operation to be ready, he went home to Brazil to present the MTV awards and then to the USA to attend a series of lectures at Harvard Business School under Anita Elberse’s tutelage.He had to wait for the procedure to give the injury enough time to be ready for a time-saving technique, which will enable “his period of unavailability to be reduced.”last_img read more

Deschamps More to come from Mbappe

first_imgFrance boss Didier Deschamps is certain that this is just the beginning for Kylian Mbappe and has promised that there is even more to come from the teenage sensationThe Paris Saint-Germain forward pulled off a Man of the Match performance in France’s thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in their last-16 match last weekend with his searing pace often proving to be too much for the opposing defence to handle and his brace ultimately decided the outcome of the encounter.As well as being the youngest Frenchman to score at a World Cup game, he also first teenager to score twice in the tournament since the legendary Pele for Brazil in the 1958 World Cup final against Sweden.“Kylian gained recognition after the last match but everything he’s done has been great,” said Deschamps, according to the Daily Mail.“He is only 19 and he will grow a lot. He will learn how to manage these situations.“When there are hard times, the trend is to question yourself and to dig deep but when things go well you shouldn’t relax and think things come easy or you need to put in less effort.“Kylian is intelligent, he listens and knows this. But this happens. He’s gone from Monaco to PSG where the demands are not the same, and at the World Cup they are even higher.Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…“He is still learning. All players at that age, regardless of ability, they are learning.”Despite the rumoured interest from Real Madrid this summer, Deschamps has backed Mbappe to remain fully focused on the remainder of France’s World Cup campaign.“What he did against Argentina was very good,” he said.“This put a spotlight on him, obviously, to play like that in such an important match made a name for him. But he has had time to digest this and recover.“We all savoured the victory but since Tuesday we started to focus on Uruguay. He is young, but I don’t think that’s a drawback. Uruguay saw him, and they know what he’s capable of. And he will have to do the same thing in this match.”France will take on Uruguay today in their World Cup quarter-final game at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img read more

Javier Zanetti Ill see you at the Milan derby – Maldini

first_imgInter Milan Vice-President Javier Zanetti has welcomed the news of Paolo Maldini’s return to arch-rivals AC Milan and is looking forward to seeing him at the next Derby della MadonninaMaldini was unveiled as Milan’s new director on Monday after nine years away from the Rossoneri following his retirement from professional football after an incredible 902 appearances.The former left-back spent his entire 25-year playing career at the San Siro and helped Milan to an impressive five Champions League titles over that period.And Zanetti, who likewise played for Inter 858 times and helped the club win the European title in 2010, has welcomed back his old rival.“I’m really happy for Paolo, because before being a great professional he’s a great person,” said Zanetti on Football-Italia.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Someone like him will be a positive for the world of football in general, and in particular for ours. I have huge respect for him.“We faced each other many times as an opponent, now we’re both in other roles. However, the same admiration, respect and consideration for him remain.“I’ll be happy to embrace him at the next derby, as we did on the pitch so many times. I want to wish him a big ‘good luck’ for his new adventure.”The first Milan derby of the Serie A season will take place on October 21.last_img read more

Genoa player was on Italian bridge before it collapsed

first_imgDefender Domenico Criscito crossed Ponte Morandi just 10 minutes it collapsed and killed at least 20 peopleA motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa killing at least 20 people authorities say.The Ponte Morandi bridge collapsed and left several cars trapped there, along with destructions on houses nearby.And Genoa defender Domenico Criscito is in shock.The Italian footballer said he crossed Ponte Morandi just 10 minutes before it fell into destruction.He is disgusted by the tragedy.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I write this message for all those who are writing to me, worried about me and my family,” Criscito wrote on Instagram.“We’re all fine, even though we crossed that bridge exactly 10 minutes before the collapse.”“My thoughts are with all the families of the victims, it’s not possible for a bridge on a motorway to collapse like this – NOT POSSIBLE!” he added.“We need to do something for this country, people flee because of these things. We need security, we need someone to do something.”“This is disgusting!”last_img read more

Jokanovic insists Mitrovic is not to blame

first_imgFulham Football Club manager Slavisa Jokanovic has refused to blame Aleksandr Mitrovic after his side were held to a draw by Brighton & Hove Albion away from home.The Serbian striker conceded a late penalty which was duly converted by Brighton’s Glenn Murray to give the home side a point in their 2-2 draw against the Cottagers.The penalty meant Jokanovic’s side threw away a two-goal lead and the manager has refused to put the blame of Mitrovic’s shoulders.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“In the end we gave them some kind of present, it’s really bad luck, Mitrovic touched the ball with his hand and he completed a really good game, scored a good goal, fighting well, this is part of football too and we must accept and try to fix some of the problems that we found during the game today.” Jokanovic said, according to HammyEnd.“It’s hard for him, he touched the ball in our box with his hand but it’s part of football too. These kind of mistakes are bad luck, it happens and he is strong enough not to be affected so much after this kind of situation, I am focussed on another part of the work, he scored another goal, he was fighting well, he was our target man and participated a lot, he must be satisfied.”last_img read more

Jamaica And World Bank Sign US105 Millions Loans

first_img Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 3 (JIS): Three loans totalling US$105 million were signed by the Government and the World Bank, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., today (September 3). Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, signed on behalf of Jamaica, while World Bank Country Director for the country, Sophia Sirtaine, signed for the bank. The loans are in support of three government projects – the Foundation for Competitiveness and Growth, which will receive US$50 million; the Youth Employment in Digital Animation Industry, US$20 million, and the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project, US$35 million. “The projects are intended to further the overarching goals of the Government of Jamaica-World Bank Country Strategy for the period 2014 – 2017; to support the government’s investments in key strategic areas, including physical sustainability in youth employment; public sector modernization and to facilitate a more enabling environment for private sector growth,” the Finance Minister said at the signing. Dr. Phillips added that the loans represent an important cooperation between the Government of Jamaica and the World Bank, and is aimed at advancing the prospects for growth as the country goes through a strenuous economic reform programme that forms part of the agreement with the IMF. He said the Government will do its utmost best to ensure a smooth implementation of the three projects.The Minister explained that funds for the Foundation for Competitiveness and Growth project will enhance competition in the business environment, facilitate strategic private investments and support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Funds for the Youth Employment in Digital Animation Industry will provide training and coaching for over 200 young Jamaicans, enhance entrepreneurial skills and create 150 start-up companies. Under the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project, the funds will be used to strengthen public investment management systems, budget preparation process and property tax compliance administration. In her remarks, Ms. Sirtaine had high praise for Jamaica regarding the programmes it has implemented to spur economic growth, and for the results it has been reaping since its implementation. She added that the bank is committed to working with Jamaica in ensuring the success of its various economic programmes. Dr. Phillips and his delegation are also engaged in a series of discussions with officials at the US Treasury, State Department, the IMF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He is accompanied by the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian Wynter; Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock; Financial Secretary, Devon Rowe and Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie. Related Items:bank of jamaica, Brian Wynter, colin bullock, devon rowe, jamaica, peter phillips, Sophia Sirtaine, stephen vasciannie, world bank Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclavelast_img read more

Former EPL footballer believes Arnautovic should stay in England

first_imgThe West Ham United player is wanted by Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League, but for Paul Merson, he would also be good for Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur.West Ham United footballer Marko Arnautovic is wanted by Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande.And former English Premier League footballer Paul Merson says he should not leave England and but should join other teams.“Marko Arnautovic is too good to go to China – but maybe the money is too good to turn down,” Merson was quoted by The Express.“There must be a personal reason why he wants to go because he still has a lot to offer and he could play for bigger teams than West Ham.”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“If you were Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United or Tottenham you would take him tomorrow,” he added.“He could play for any of those teams. He’s a really good player and he’s not just a center-forward.”“He could play in other positions too and give you a different option,” he commented.“But you’re playing in front of fans who adore you and it’s a real kick in the teeth for them when it’s a Chinese team he’s joining and not a top European club capable of winning trophies.”last_img read more

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla celebrates canine therapy volunteers

first_imgScripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla celebrates canine therapy volunteers 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsScripps Health therapy dogs and their human companions gathered in front of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Tuesday to celebrate the Best in Show canine volunteers and present them with blue ribbons.This annual event recognizes the important service provided by these specially trained dogs and their human companions — an important part of the caregiving teams at Scripps hospitals. KUSI Newsroom, April 17, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

City of San Diego employees are leaving

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For several years San Diego had major problems recruiting and retaining police officers. That ended last year by giving the cops a 30 percent pay raise.Then last November, the voters doubled the pay of the city’s elected officials, and now it’s the city employees turn.The city had to raise the pay for cops to keep the city safe, and if the city is to provide quality public services, it needs to keep qualified city employees who are leaving.Just as the police department had retaining and retention problems, the city is finding those same issues with employees who provide city services. A city auditor’s report says this puts the city at risk of low morale, less institutionally knowledge, and increased costs to train replacements.These money problems go back to the late 1990’s and 2000’s when generous pension benefits were granted without paying for them.Proposition B allowed for changes, including scrapping the old lucrative pension system in favor of a 401k style system, but now that’s in jeopardy. City of San Diego employees are leaving Steve Bosh Posted: February 4, 2019 February 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh, last_img read more

Lions Optometric Vision Clinic pizza fundraiser

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lions Optometric Vision Clinic pizza fundraiser KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 10, 2019 Updated: 6:01 AMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings(KUSI) – The Lions Optometric Vision Clinic has two fundraisers at BJ’s and Blaze Pizza this summer.According to the organization, volunteers from the Lions Club and the San Diego County Optometric Society have made this an ongoing successful project helping over 10,000 individuals.For more information on the fundraisers visit their website here. KUSI Newsroom June 10, 2019last_img read more

An Anchorage House Member Has Introduced A Gun Bill

first_imgThe bill would allow authorities to temporarily take guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. The bill has been pending for over a year but is just getting attention now following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.  The bill was introduced in 2017, after an Anchorage man was charged in the shooting deaths of five people at a Florida airport. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Matt Claman says formal requests must be made for a bill to be heard and he doesn’t think one was made until after the shooting. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) introduced the bill that will go before the House Judiciary Committee this afternoon at 1 p.m. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Anchorage area representative has introduced a bill that would permit family members or law enforcement to remove guns from someone they believe could harm themselves or others. House Bill 75 reads: “An Act relating to gun violence protective orders; relating to the crime of violating a protective order; relating to a central registry for protective orders; relating to the powers of district judges and magistrates; requiring physicians, psychologists, psychological associates, social workers, marital and family therapists, and licensed professional counselors to report annually threats of gun violence.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-hb-75-noon.mp3VmJennifer-on-hb-75-noon.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

The Kenai Dipnet Season Is One Week Away No Retention Of King

first_imgDipnetting on the Kenai River is allowed from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. each day, from July 10 through July 31, 2019. An Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use permit and a 2019 Resident Sport Fishing license are required to participate. Only Alaska residents can participate Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享July on the Kenai is synonymous with dip net fishing. The City of Kenai City personal use dip net fishery is just over a week away from the official opening day of July 10.  Any king salmon caught incidentally during the fishery may not be removed from the water and must be released immediately unharmed to the water. Beech: “Here, in Kenai, we have the dip netting season, which is July 10th to the 31st, so we’ll see a huge increase of numbers here in the Kenai area. But there are some places that their tourism peaks in the first part of July and they’re tapered off and already starting to close by Labor Day. We have a pretty nice shoulder season, especially with the winter being so mild. We were starting to see RV traffic in the first part of May.” The personal-use dipnet fishery in the Kenai is set to open on July 10. This opening follows the Kasilof dipnet fishery which began on June 25.center_img The 2019 Kenai River late-run king salmon preseason forecasts is for a below average run, resulting in restrictions of inriver sport fisheries. ADF&G will continue to monitor the Kenai River run as it develops and additional actions may be taken depending on the run strength. Johna Beech, Executive Director of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce said although the fishery has its challenges, the annual influx of fishermen extends Kenai’s profitable tourist season.last_img read more

Developer Drops Plans to Build Turbines that Would Have Limited Sheppard AFB

first_imgA developer considering building wind farms outside Sheppard AFB in north central Texas has opted to abandon the projects following an effort by the base and the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee (SMAC) to alert Innergex about the threat turbines pose to low-level military training routes used by pilots, reported the Times Record News. “These projects would have had serious negative impacts on our ability to safely manage both civilian and military air traffic in those areas and would also have reduced the overall number of effective flying training days we have each year,” base spokesman George Woodward said last week.Officials from the base and SMAC are hoping to reach out to developers sooner to avoid potential conflicts arising later. “We believe that, by working together and communicating early in the process, we can reach mutually compatible solutions not only in and around military bases, but also around FAA-designated military training routes and operating areas in Texas and Oklahoma,” Woodward said.SMAC President Glenn Barham said the organization would be talking with state lawmakers about a new Oklahoma law that is designed to prevent encroachment from wind farms by ensuring developers and base officials talk early in the planning process and submit projects to DOD’s Military Aviation and Installation Assurance Siting Clearinghouse.Photo courtesy of Times Record News Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more