Fishing the North Coast: Shelter Cove salmon starting to show

first_imgThe Shelter Cove salmon bite is finally starting to show signs of life. On Monday, a private boater landed four kings just outside the Hat in roughly 150 feet of water. The kings were caught close to the surface and were loaded with krill. On Tuesday, Captain Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing boated his first four kings of the season. “There’s a lot of krill showing up and all the fish were plugged with it. If all the bait sticks around, the fishing should only get better,” he said. If …last_img

Corsairs in need of some clutch hitting

first_imgAfter six straight weekends on the road, the Corsairs got to play in front of a home crowd on Monday, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Feather River, 11-1 and 6-3.The second game was one that got away from the Redwoods women, who led for much of the contest before the Golden Eagles struck late with five runs in the final two innings to pull off the sweep.“We played great until we had four outs to go,” CR head coach Maggie White said. “I thought we should have come away with a split, so …last_img

South Africa’s living standards improve

first_img29 August 2012 A smaller proportion of South Africans were living at the bottom of the living standards rung in 2011 compared to 10 years ago, according to research released on Tuesday. “The improvement can be attributed in part to the increase in the number of people receiving social payments, such as old-age pensions and the child support grant,” said researcher at the South African Institute of Race Relations, Georgina Alexander. In 2001, some 11% of South Africans fell into the category with the lowest living standards. This had improved to 1% in 2011. “In the same period, the proportion of people with the highest living standards increased from 5% to 6%,” Alexander said. The trends are captured via the Living Standards Measures (LSMs), a marketing tool designed by the South African Advertising Research Foundation. LSM 1 is the poorest category and LSM 10 the highest. In 2001, the greatest proportion of adults – 14% – were classified as being in LSM 3. This proportion dropped to 6% in 2011. Last year, the greatest proportion of adults were grouped in LSM 6 – at 22%. “Over the last decade there has been a general migration from the bottom three (1-3) to the middle four (4-7) LSMs, showing a general increase in living standards,” Alexander said. Government social grants had helped. The number of recipients of the child grant increased by 1 200% between 2001 and 2010/11. In 2001, around 8% of South Africans were beneficiaries of grants. This increased to 29% in 2010/11 and accounted for 10% of government expenditure. According to the Race Relations Institute, LSMs cut across race, sex, age and other variables to categorise people according to their living standards. People are grouped according to objective criteria, such as whether they are urbanised, own motor vehicles or major appliances, or have running water or a flush toilet in or outside the house. Income is not used to determine a person’s LSM. Sapalast_img read more

Virat Kohli giggles as Ravi Shastri thanks Indian media for their ‘support’

first_img4th Test, Day 5, Brief Scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*). Match ends in a draw. Full ScorecardIndia head coach Ravi Shastri was brimming with joy and pride as he sat down with captain Virat Kohli to address a press conference after India’s historic 2-1 series win in Sydney.While Shastri consciously made it a point to attack the Indian cricket team’s critics during the interaction, the head coach also took a low blow at the Indian media with a sarcastic comment.”Just one thing before I leave. I want to thank all my buddies from the Indian media. Without your support, I don’t think we would have played as well as we have right through the last 12 months. Thank you very much,” Shastri said.Even as Shastri made the comment, Kohli was seen giggling before both of them made their way out of the conference room in Sydney.Shastri hit back at Team India’s critics for firing blanks, saying that Kohli’s men blew away all the criticism “like a tracer” bullet.”I said in Melbourne – I think I mentioned people taking pot shots and firing blanks. I wasn’t joking there, because I knew how hard this team had worked. When you fire from there, by the time it crosses the southern hemisphere, it’s blown away by the wind like a tracer bullet,” Shastri said.Shastri was referring to former teammate and batting great Sunil Gavaskar’s comments made during the fourth day of the recently-concluded Test in Sydney.advertisement”And how did that wake-up call come? Because of the blanks being fired from thousands of miles away. The blanks made the noise that woke this team up!” Gavaskar has said.”… But lead, with something in it, can be pretty serious. And that’s what we have fired right through the series against Australia. We were committed, and it jolly well bloody made a difference at the end of it all. This is not a team of gods or demigods, seniors or juniors.”Also Read | Test series win in Australia will give this Indian team a different identity: Virat KohliAlso Read | Best Indian side I have been part of, says Cheteshwar Pujara after series-winning 521 runsThe hard-earned win in Australia came after some disappointing results in South Africa and England for which the captain, the coach, and the team management were criticised. Tactical errors and the poor team selection were highlighted by both the media and the expert commentators over the last year.While conceding that India learned from the mistakes committed in the previous tours, Shastri also heaped praise on the determination that was on display from his team throughout the four-match series.”This is an Indian cricket team that will jump over a cliff to win a match for the country. And that’s the determination, that’s the ruthlessness, that’s the mindset with which this team went to play in this series. Hats off to them for showing that courage,” Shastri added.”Today I can say I am proud of my boys and I can also tell them one thing, which Virat touched in the presentation, that this team now has an identity to look at any other Indian team from the past in the eye and say ‘We play proper Test match cricket. You did, we did too but without being intimidated.”Also Read | Hats off to India: Tim Paine concedes Australia were outplayed by Virat Kohli’s menAlso Read | Australia series win proudest moment of my 10-year career: Virat KohliAlso Read | Australia Test series win as big as 1983 World Cup triumph, says India coach Ravi ShastriAlso See:last_img read more