South Africa supports gender equality in media

first_img9 December 2015Consensus on how all media, including online, can play a vital role in encouraging more gender equality and understanding not only in the global media but also in promoting general social cohesion by the year 2030, is the aim of the first General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Global Alliance on Media and Gender (Gamag).Gamag is a global movement to promote gender equality in and through the media.The First GAMAG General Assembly will take place on 9 – 10 December in Geneva. @UNESCO #GenderInMedia— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 29, 2015The South African team will be led by the acting director-general of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Johannes Rantete. The team will join other global government media departments, as well as private media organisations, civil society and media academics in Geneva from 8 to 10 December to discuss practical ways to achieve the desired outcomes.South Africa would use the platform to encourage media houses across the world to involve women in the sourcing, production, delivery, analysis and broadcasting of news to create a global media that better reflected the voices and interests of women, said GCIS.The objectives of Gamag align closely with the aims of the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 to actively encourage gender equality through job creation, education and social and health welfare.The Gamag assembly takes place during 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.Topics to be discussed in presentations and roundtables include the structure and details for a global development co-operation framework on gender and media. The gathering will also look at the effect and importance of the relationship between emerging online media and youth in achieving the goals of Gamag.Also under discussion will be gender and media as a business and development model, and the strategic link between policy and research on gender and media.An International Development Co-operation meeting will precede the Gamag gathering, hoping to outline and provide useful indicators on the direction of supporting, enabling and financing gender equality in and through the media.Both events will aim to provide a platform for dialogue and establish an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media.According to Unesco and Gamag, the conference objectives include initiating processes to:Expand the mandate and reach of key stakeholders to promote gender equality through the design of an International Development Co-operation Framework on Gender and Media that can give support to actions at the national, regional and global levels – in particular the activities of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender;Recognise the critical area of concern of the Beijing Declaration, the resolution adopted by the UN in 1995 to promulgate a set of global principles concerning the equality of men and women;Analyse and discuss the declaration’s Platform for Action, as well as the Women and the Media Diagnosis element of the declaration as central to all other critical areas of concern, in order to endorse and build Gamag as a mechanism to accelerate implementation and systematic follow-up; and,Encourage commitment to mainstream or strengthen gender and media objectives in the programmes and budgets of the development partners as well as through their communication strategies of their own media services.Millennium and Sustainable development goalsThe Gamag assembly is an answer to the call for global partnerships as stated in the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal 8. Also, the mission statement of the conference resonates with the proposed Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17. These are to target 10 concerning measures to promote public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, as well as strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development by the year 2030.Addis Ababa Action AgendaThe Gamag meeting will also seek to advance the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.Women are underrepresented in media staffing at all levels. This is fact, but we must change it. #GenderInMedia— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) November 30, 2015Decades of research has shown that despite many advancements in gender equality, there remains much work to be done. “Women remain consistently under- represented in media staffing at all levels, in particular in executive decision- making and technical areas, and [are] often misrepresented in editorial content,” GCIS said in a statement about the meeting.The South African government holds that women are under-represented in media regulatory and professional organisations. It is determined to help the media, traditional and emerging, to promote women’s full participation in the industry. “Media houses and government communications wings have [the] potential to promote editorial policies in favour of gender equality in media content, eliminating stereotypes and portraying a fair representation of men and women.”GCIS highlighted the need to bring more online access to women in general, around the world, allowing them a voice to speak about what mattered most to them, including health issues, human rights promotion and overall gender equality. In addition to allowing them the platforms to speak, the media, GCIS said, should offer women the information needed to promote their participation in every aspect of life and in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.“Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage and in all subject segments, including news on war and peace making, finance, science, technology and politics.”Ultimately, GCIS concluded, the media, working together with governments, the private sector and academia, “must enable time or space for women to express themselves and promote coverage and awareness of gender equality in work, working conditions, and property rights. A high priority [is] the situation of women in conflict zones, as well as violence against women.”Media can give women a voice in news and current affairs, in all types of coverage. #GenderInMedia— GAMAG (@tweet_gamag) December 2, 2015Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

HB2009 Conference: It’s All About Indoor Air Quality

first_imgAs we noted recently, September is going to be a big month for the Syracuse Center of Excellence, the federation of firms and institutions that develops technologies and strategies to improve health, productivity, security, and sustainability in built and urban environments.For starters, September is the month Syracuse CoE, in Syracuse, New York, will open its new headquarters, a LEED Platinum office and research building designed for use by businesses and other organizations specializing in environmental and energy technologies, and building innovation. The five-story facility includes more than 12,600 sq. ft. of laboratory space for biofuels testing on its first floor, and various combinations lab and office space on the four floors above.Not surprisingly, the building also puts into practice features at the heart and forefront of green commercial and residential construction, including a ground-source heat pump, advanced heat recovery and reuse systems, natural ventilation, a system for monitoring outside air and controls for improving indoor air, rain water capture and reuse, and a green roof.The big welcomeThe true inauguration of the building, though, will be when it receives visitors from the 2009 Healthy Buildings International Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for September 13 through 17 at Syracuse’s Convention Center at Oncenter.Healthy Buildings’ organizers say the conference is expected to attract thousands of researchers and other specialists in indoor air quality, built environments, HVAC, health sciences, public health policy, urban planning, mechanical engineering, architecture, and building design and management.A signature event of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate, the conference will feature as its plenary speaker Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes, an engineering professor at the University of Porto, Portugal, who specializes in building thermal physics and passive solar technologies, and serves on the European Commission’s working group on indoor air quality.Naturally, conference attendees are going to want to see how Syracuse CoE’s new headquarters – which has space for rent – performs and looks. And it is hard to imagine a crowd whose interests are more in line with those off Syracuse CoE, where the three areas of focus are clean and renewable energy, water resources, and indoor environmental quality.Click here for conference registration details.last_img read more

Consumer Behavior is Shifting Business Models; How Industries Are Adapting

first_imgTrends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Breakthroughs in digital technology continue to transform and shape how, why and where consumers shop. Increasingly, they favor conducting commerce that does not require a human touchpoint. Practically every industry is spawning digital marketplaces – think Amazon, eBay, Etsy and Uber. The disruptions they trigger are fundamentally changing the industries themselves and the organizations within them. The consumer behavior’s are shifting business models and industries are adapting.How consumer behavior has shifted in retail.Simply consider the new retail shopping concept introduced by AmazonGo, where shoppers use an app with advanced technology when taking the products they want and depart without enduring checkout lines. It mirrors Uber and Lyft for ease of use and payment.This type of dramatic shift raises the question of why one industry in particular – the insurance sector – has been slow to alter its business model to fit today’s needs. The industry offers many lines of coverage, from home, health and life insurance, to very specialized coverage, such as prize indemnification should a golfer snag a hefty prize in a charity event for scoring a hole in one. Quite a few of these lines of coverage almost certainly can benefit from a simple, on-demand approach to personalized coverage with little, if any, human interaction. And while digital insurers certainly exist, they don’t embrace the “new” digital reality of having on-demand access at your fingertips. For the most part, they still have lengthy applications to fill out and complicated processes to go through. Plus, they base their online insurance quotes on common driver demographics and actuarial history that’s often decades old.What traditional insurers seem to forget is the speed at which consumers have changed and the swift arrival of digital natives. Simply consider: Of consumers born in the age of digital technology, 95 percent own a smartphone, 75 percent have a social network profile and 60 percent rely on the internet for their information. And they often overlook what consumers seek: on-demand service, digital guidance, access to information across all channels, more personalization and predictability, improved affordability and simplicity.Insurers are experimenting with various digital approaches via innovation labs and corporate venture funds. Many insurers most are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward moving quickly to adopt inventive new digital technologies. In their defense, insurers contend that digital transformation is tricky and difficult. They cite heavy regulation, large capital requirements, complex policies and middlemen in the distribution chain, such as brokers.Reflecting that belief, a 2017 study by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that nearly three-in-four insurers consider digital innovation a challenge, and only 28 percent had explored partnerships with fintech firms.  Still, disruption is the name of the game, and that applies to insurance as well as every other industry. Take the fast-evolving world of self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicles, which will significantly change the nature of auto insurance. Traditionally, auto insurers base their premium on human error, which causes the vast majority of car accidents, and the demographics of the insurance applicant. But with self-driving cars, auto insurers must use other approaches to determine their premiums, and motorists may expect that they will see lower premiums because the human factor is reduced.Since self-driving and semi-autonomous vehicles are still in their infancy, manufacturers are having to buy insurance to reflect the possibility of accidents, and carmakers such as Tesla are factoring in insurance costs in pricing their autos. Also, securing self-driving vehicles against hacking is a challenge, so buyers of those cars may also have to purchase cyber insurance.Startups and entrepreneurs may want to take a look at the business possibilities — in insurance.McKinsey management consultants have studied digital strategy and insurance and, while noting the industry’s challenges, they wonder how the industry will respond should, say, an innovative powerhouse like Amazon enter the insurance business. Or, should a data aggregator develop more accurate pricing models and partner with an insurtech start-up, which soon sparks strong profitable growth.“How would these disruptions affect premiums and profitability?” asks McKinsey. “How quickly would insurers feel the impact? How could they respond? And what other digital innovations lie in store?”Increasingly, lasting success requires innovating at least two of a business model’s four dimensions, as Jiahua Xu of the London-based Institute of Insurance Economics sees it. She describes the distinctive dimensions of a “pay-per-use” business model as:      What do you offer to the customer?      How is the value proposition created?      Why does it work?      Who are your target customers?In this digital age, allowing consumer behavior to inform the business model promises significant benefits for insurers. Here are several of the advantages.Better understanding of your customers: A comprehensive grasp of consumers and your customers generates invaluable insights and proves essential to accomplishing your core business goals. This can be easily achieved by engaging with them in real-time through digital channels that let you chat with your customers as they browse your website, for instance. Such insights also occur when you engage with them online or elsewhere to gain their impartial feedback on a specific area of customer experience, so you can then act upon it. With advanced analytics, stronger customer touchpoints and other behavioral aids, insurers can quickly and better understand customer attitudes and behavior.It’s also critical to better understand multicultural customers. As multicultural consumers have accounted for the vast majority of our population growth in recent years, it is important to know how they differ in their attitudes and behaviors about insurance and financial matters in general. Ability to deliver more flexible offerings with ease and speed: With consumers demanding speed and on-demand response, and also clearly in control in today’s buying environment, it becomes ever more important to develop and market products and offerings that capture this customer-centricity. Going digital can help provide anytime, anywhere services and determine more quickly what customers seek or don’t favor with products to help gain or retain their business.Digital third-party administrator services can also help insurers launch products quicker and with a lower cost through combined technology advances, operational expertise, and flexible customer engagement models.Opportunity to build long-term relationships and customer loyalty: Digital technology enables insurers to deliver personalized service to customers that, if handled well, can instill customer loyalty and long-lasting ties by delivering convenience to customers’ lives. These tech advances give insurers much more frequent and proactive contact with customers instead of merely sending a bill, renewal notice or a claim.The conveniences that digital tech can generate to enhance the customer experience cannot be stressed enough. Digital presents the opportunity to maximize the value of every customer interaction – and with that can improve the value an insurer provides, in addition to customer satisfaction, trust and allegiance. At a time when research indicates consumer trust in insurance hasn’t risen above 50 percent in a decade, insurers can only benefit by providing customers with innovations that make their lives easier and simpler.  Conclusion:Prompted by the continuous evolution of digital technology, we’re seeing major shifts in consumer behavior across the board. To gain a competitive edge in this new age, businesses across all industries should consider reevaluating their business model from a customer-centric lens. Related Posts Tim Attia is the CEO and Co-Founder of Slice Labs, a technology startup and the insurance engine leading tomorrow’s cloud-based, on-demand digital services ecosystems. Using AI, machine learning, and Ph.D. behavioral science expertise in Slice’s Insurance Cloud Services (ICS) platform and Slice Mind capabilities, the company is enabling insurers and technology companies to build truly intelligent and intuitive pay-as-you-go digital insurance products protecting the insured anytime and anywhere. Tim began his career with a large technology and management consulting firm, and has since continued to work with major global insurance carriers on technology and distribution. With This One Question, You’ll Never Need an Ic… Tags: #Business insurance#insurance Tim Attialast_img read more

3 Reasons Why Rokinon’s Xeen Lenses Could Be Worth The Investment

first_imgMany filmmakers have called Rokinon’s recently announced Xeen lenses overpriced. Here’s why they just might be worth their high price tag.For several years now, shooters have been enjoying Rokinon’s set of reasonably high-quality/low-cost cinema-style primes. I personally own the 24, 35, 50, and 85 and I’ve have had some great results with them across the board. That said, while these lenses certainly offer a more cinema-driven experience than their still lens counterparts, they’re a far cry from more robust and professional cinema lenses.Simply put, de-clicking the aperture ring, and adding focus/iris gears doesn’t make a stills lens a cinema lens; it makes for a modified stills lens that’s adaptable to a filmmaking environment. So for anyone out there that doesn’t quite understand why Rokinon’s Xeen lenses cost about $2500 a pop when they’re likely using the same glass as their much cheaper versions, here’s why:1. Better Build QualityProfessional DPs and Directors understand the value of build quality and are willing to pay for it. If you’re using a lens kit day in and day out, the last thing you want is to have a lens malfunction or break mid-shoot – which is quite common with cheaper glass. In fact, my Rokinon 35mm cine lens has had several issues in the past, including an iris ring that wouldn’t close all the way. The bottom line is that a large-scale production would gladly pay the extra money to buy or rent a better-built lens for greater peace of mind on set, and to potentially save a ton of money over the long run.2. Longer Focus ThrowWhile it’s nice to have the geared focus ring on the original Rokinon Cinema Lenses, the Xeen lenses have a 200 degree throw, which is far longer and more conducive to a film shoot. One of the complaints I’ve had over and over again from 1st ACs that I’ve worked with (using the original Rokinons) was that the focus throw was too short. They weren’t able to pull focus nearly as smoothly as they would have wanted to. The Xeen lenses will definitely help matters in this department and should offer an experience closer to what you might get with a Zeiss Cp.2 or similar.3. Universal Front DiameterUnlike the original Rokinon Cinema Lenses, the Xeens all boast a universal 114mm front diameter. This means that when swapping lenses, your matte box, rig, filters, and other components won’t have to be tweaked. One of the more annoying things about working with mismatched lenses is the added time in between setups (adjusting the rig/filters), so having the ability to work with a universal set like this is a huge bonus for many filmmakers.Other ConsiderationsThe three points above are just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other great features and benefits to these lenses, including the wide variety of mounts they’re available in (everything from PL down to MFT) and an 11 blade iris, just to name some examples. But ultimately, they’re not for everyone.Many professionals who are willing to spend $2500 per lens are willing to spend the extra money to jump up to a Zeiss Cp.2 or Canon cinema primes. And for other shooters it’ll simply be out of their price range. But I do believe there’s a sweet spot for these lenses and some DPs, producers, directors, and rental houses will benefit from having them in their kits.Here’s a clip from that takes a hands-on look at the Xeen line and looks at how they stack up against comparable glass from Sony and Zeiss.What’s your opinion on Rokinon glass? Is the Xeen line something you’re interested in exploring? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

NU, Ateneo spikers collide with Final 4 berth at stake; UP tests Arellano

first_imgJuvic fires 69, grabs clubhouse lead MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National U and Ateneo dispute the first Final Four berth in Group A, while University of the Philippines and Arellano U clash for the second semifinals seat in Group B in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president National U hopes to cash in on its solid roster led by national player Jaja Santiago and ace playmaker Jasmine Nabor.But the Lady Eagles are going all-out to stop the Bulldogs and boost their bid for the top semis slot behind Kat Tolentino, Jhoana Maraguinot, and Bea de Leon. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Lady Bulldogs will go for a sweep of their group side against a surging Lady Eagles (3-1) at 6:30 p.m.Focus will also be on the 1 p.m. faceoff between the Lady Maroons and the Lady Chiefs with the winner joining the unbeaten Adamson Lady Falcons (4-0) in the crossover semifinals of the event backed by Mikasa and Asics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOusted St. Benilde and Technological Institute of the Philippines, both winless in four games, cap the rare triple-bill at 4 p.m.All matches can be viewed live via streaming on LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

London Olympics: Janardhan Gehlot wears IOA secretary Randhir Singh’s card

first_imgThere is nothing unusual about this photo identity card, perfectly legal and valid for the London Olympics. But look at it closely and you will see Janardhan Gehlot, secretary of the Indian Kabaddi Federation, wearing the card of the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association.At a time when there has been a huge uproar over one Madhura Nagendra spoiling the Indian march past at the opening ceremony, Gehlot has misrepresented his details to the LOCOG (London Organising Committee). Sources told Mail Today that as the IOA got only four cards for the Olympics, secretary general Randhir Singh has “given” his card to Gehlot. Randhir got accreditation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), where he is a member.If the National Olympic Committee (NOC) can misrepresent facts to an Olympic host, one wonders what’s wrong in Madhura getting a card for herself, though it did cause a huge scare. With the IOA elections due in October, it is clear Gehlot finds himself in favour with Randhir, as more than two factions will be battling it out. On Monday, when Gagan Narang was shooting in the air rifle final, Gehlot was wearing this card and it was photographed by this reporter. MAIL TODAY has learnt that Gehlot gets the “privileges” in London which a secretary general of an NOC is entitled to.last_img read more

a month agoEverton boss Silva admits he wants January centre-back signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva admits he wants January centre-back signingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva is seeking a centre-back signing in January.The Liverpool Echo says the Blues have started the season with only three senior defenders in that position after the failure to land a replacement for Phil Jagielka.Jagielka was released at the end of his contract in the summer and went onto to rejoin old club Sheffield United.When asked if he has held conversations with director of football Marcel Brands about signing a centre-back in January, Silva said: “Even if you don’t speak about that every week, it is normal we have chats about it and, of course, you are always looking. “It is my job and the job of Marcel also and now he is doing his job, analysing everything.”We will see, and what we can do to strengthen our squad will do in January, if you can, or next season again.” last_img read more

NWT leaders fear tar sands means disaster for key watershed

first_imgAPTN National NewsAs APTN reported last week, a new study on the Mackenzie River Basin has raised new concerns in the Northwest Territories.The report suggests that waterways there are unprotected from ongoing development at the toxic Alberta tar sands.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has more on this story.last_img

The Cubs Beat The FrontRunning Indians At Their Own Game

During their 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs did something no team has consistently been able to do this postseason: get ahead of the Indians and stay there.Cleveland was 8-1 in the postseason heading into Wednesday’s game, so you wouldn’t expect them to have spent much time trailing. But they were notable front-runners even by the standards of a team with such a great record. Before Game 2 of the World Series, the Indians and their opponents had completed 81 innings during this postseason. Of those 81, Cleveland led through 57 of them — 70 percent — and was either leading or tied through 73, a staggering 90 percent rate of success (or at least, nonfailure) in the scoreboard battle. In games they won, they trailed in just one inning.1Seven of the eight innings they trailed came in one game — Game 4 of the ALCS against the Toronto Blue Jays.Going back to the advent of the wild card in 1995, both of those figures were the highest any team had ever carried through Game 1 of the World Series, and it wasn’t especially close. Even the 1998 Yankees — who won 114 regular-season games and then turned the playoffs into their own personal victory lap — only led or were tied through 85 percent of their innings through Game 1 of the World Series. And the oft-forgotten 2005 White Sox, who basically perfected this formula, checked in at 83 percent. These Indians have been the most front-running team in modern postseason history. 92007Red Sox10160212059.480.2 72012Orioles6118321129.582.0 102014Giants10952352247.779.8 62014Royals8940331644.982.0 YEARTEAMTOTALLEDTIEDTRAILEDLEDLED OR TIED 81995Braves8535341641.281.2 42007Rockies7445161360.882.4 32005White Sox8153141465.482.7 Top front-running playoff teams through World Series Game 1 21998Yankees9361181465.684.9 12016Indians815716870.4%90.1% Includes all postseason games since 1995, when the wild card was introduced, but excludes teams who only played in the wild card gameSources:, Retrosheet NUMBER OF INNINGS% OF INNINGS 52015Mets9557211760.082.1 The key to front-running is a versatile, opportunistic offense (check), good starting pitching (check) and — most importantly — a lights-out bullpen (um, check). Cleveland is custom-built for winning that way, and they’ve shown just how effective it can be in the small-sample gantlet of the playoffs. You can bet other teams will think about how to copy that style going into next season and beyond.But on Wednesday night, the Cubs beat the Indians at their own game. It was Chicago who struck first, claiming a 1-0 lead within the game’s first 15 pitches; it was Chicago who nickeled and dimed an extra run in the third and tacked on insurance in the fifth; and it was Chicago who kept their lead secure with dominant pitching, including six strikeouts from Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman in three and one-third relief innings. Against the Cubs in Game 2, the Indians trailed in more innings (nine) than they had in the entire playoffs combined heading into the game. It was a win right out of Cleveland’s playbook.As the series shifts to Chicago on Friday, it should be interesting to see how Cleveland responds. Aside from overcoming a brief 1-0 deficit in the first inning of Game 1 of the ALDS, we haven’t really seen the Indians mount any comebacks this postseason. Of course, the Cubs hadn’t been an especially strong front-running club themselves before Game 2 — until Wednesday, they’d led through less than half of their postseason innings — instead showcasing a variety of other ways to win. But given Chicago’s great starting rotation and the apparently rust-proof hitting of Kyle Schwarber, Cleveland might need to prove they can win from behind, too. read more

Drift Set Gillnetting Closures For Today

first_imgThe closure of the Central District drift gillnet fishery and Upper Subdistrict East Foreland Section set gillnet fishery is being implemented to reduce the harvest of Kenai River sockeye salmon. The set gillnet fishery in the Kasilof Section within 600 feet of shore is warranted in order to harvest Kasilof River sockeye salmon. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game has announced the closure of drift gillnetting in the Central District of Upper Cook Inlet and also the closure of set gillnetting in the East Foreland Section of the Upper Subdistrict from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., today. Brian Marston with DF&G: “On July 24, Upper Cook Inlet Commercial Fisheries staff estimated the Kenai River sockeye salmon run will be less than 2.3 million fish. With this updated run assessment, the inriver goal for Kenai River sockeye salmon is now 900,000-1,100,000 fish. Based on the current passage estimate of sockeye salmon in the Kenai River of 354,000 fish through July 24, even 3-day late run timing models do not project the minimum inriver goal will be met without a reduction in harvest of this stock.” In the Kasilof River, the total estimated sockeye salmon passage through July 24 is approximately 243,000 fish. Based on average to 3-day late run timing models, passage into the Kasilof River is 69% to 75% complete and projects a final passage estimate of 324,400 to 352,000 fish, according to DF&G. However, set gillnetting will be open within 600 feet of the mean high tide mark on the Kenai Peninsula shoreline in the Kasilof Section of the Upper Subdistrict from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., today.last_img read more