Solskjaer on his Man Utd future: I don’t want to leave!

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer confessed he hopes to remain in charge of Manchester United beyond May, after watching his side beat Newcastle United 2-0 on Wednesday evening.The Red Devils made it four wins out of four under Solskjaer , meaning the caretaker manager has equalled Matt Busby’s best-ever start to a United tenure.The visitors had to bide their time at St James’ Park, with the breakthrough coming as substitute Romelu Lukaku made an instant 64th-minute impact after Martin Dubravka spilt Marcus Rashford’s free-kick. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Rashford then sealed the points 10 minutes from time, producing a composed finish after good link-up play from Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.Solskjaer has already managed to restore the feel-good factor at the club and he admitted post-match that he doesn’t want to depart at the end of his projected six-month spell at the helm.When asked if he will leave United in May, Solskjaer replied: “I don’t want to.”He went on to address matching Busby’s record, before bemoaning a ‘sluggish’ first-half display from his team. “I’m just thinking about the next game because if you win four you can win another four with this club,” he told Sky Sports. “That’s the challenge, that’s the standard we’re used to.””It was a very professional performance. We never hit the heights that we can do but I felt we were in control, kept plugging away,””It was a great goal again by Marcus and a great reaction again by Rom – good first touch as a sub.”In the first half it was sluggish, it was almost like a testimonial at times – too slow, too many touches and too many square passes and back”But the big, big plus was the clean sheet.”4 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is only the second manager in Manchester United history to win his first four league games in charge of the club, after Matt Busby in 1946. Revival. #NEWMUN pic.twitter.com/Dt9XpCfGms — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 2, 2019 Lukaku has two in two as a substitute, while Rashford was again United’s stand-out forward operating centrally .Solskjaer believes this gives him a nice problem.”You can play with two of them, no problem,” he added. “One can play on the right, they can play two through the middle. It gives me options.”Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez can only dream of such riches in attack after his team drew a blank for the third time in four matches.”We know that the final third is the key,” he told Sky Sports. “When you pay big money for players, normally you are talking about offensive players who make the difference.”You have to give credit to our players because for 80 minutes they were in the game.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

first_imgNova Scotians are reminded to think about fire safety while celebrating over the holidays. Natural Christmas trees should be freshly cut and placed in a stand that can hold at least a gallon of water. The water should be checked daily. The tree, gifts, wrapping paper and decorations should always be placed away from heat sources, including radiators, fireplaces, wood stoves, television sets and computer monitors. Trees should not block exits. “We want all Nova Scotians to be safe over the holidays while enjoying time with their friends and family,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “There are a few basic tips to keep in mind while trimming the tree, staying warm, lighting candles, decorating the house, or cooking. Being extra careful this time of year can make a big difference.” When decorating, check for frayed or cracked wires and broken light sockets. Always use Canadian Standard Association approved lights, extension cords and non-combustible decorations. Do not use outdoor lights and cords indoors, and avoid running extension cords through door jambs or under carpets. “House fires over the holidays are tragic,” said Provincial Fire Marshal Harold Pothier. “I encourage everyone to be conscious of fire safety over the coming weeks so you can enjoy this time of year with loved ones.” Never leave lights on or candles lit while out of the room or sleeping. Outdoor lights and equipment should be plugged into a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet. Never use nails or tacks that penetrate the insulation to support lights; use plastic hooks or insulated staples where possible. Outdoor lights should be installed with the bulbs hanging down to prevent moisture from accumulating in them. When the tree is ready for disposal, Nova Scotians are reminded not to burn it in a fireplace or wood stove. The rapid burning and excessive heat can damage the firebox and chimney, creating a serious fire hazard. People should check with the municipality to determine what day trees will be picked up. Smoke alarms should be tested weekly during the holiday season. Fire extinguishers, escape ladders, smoke alarms, emergency kits and flash lights also make great gifts. For more information on holiday fire safety, contact the Office of the Fire Marshal at 902-424-5721. To watch a video of fire marshal Harold Pothier’s fire safety tips, visit http://youtu.be/DD0H6dvH_GY .last_img read more

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Rewriting Canadas memory banks Archivists decolonize collections

first_imgReconciliation is rewriting Canada’s memory banks as archivists across the country work to make their collections more open to and sensitive towards Indigenous people.Library and Archives Canada is leading the way with a $12-million project to hire Aboriginal archivists to work in First Nations communities and to give more control over materials gathered there to the people who created them.“Decolonization” is a hot topic among those charged with storing, organizing and making accessible the country’s historical record.“It’s huge,” said Camille Callison, Indigenous service librarian at the University of Manitoba.“It’s like the biggest thing happening right now. A lot of people are making changes.”Several recommendations in the report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission urged libraries and archives to rethink their work in light of Indigenous people.“Archives are instruments of bureaucracy, instruments of power,” said Greg Bak, a historian and archivist at the University of Manitoba.“The archives become one way in which colonial views of relationships tend to be fixed and preserved.”The national archives, for example, hold reams of residential school records. Few, said Bak, speak of the children who died there.That institution is hiring seven Indigenous archivists to fan out across the country. They are to find out what materials are held locally and to record fresh oral history, said Johanna Smith, director of public services.“That is brand-new for (Library and Archives Canada) to do,” she said.“There’s definitely interest out there. When we talk about this, every time there’s a community that says, ‘Hey, we’ve got a freezer full of tapes that really need help.’”Instead of being centralized in Ottawa, materials could remain in their community. So would the copyright — a big shift and a step toward recognizing the concept of “cultural copyright.”Currently, a recording belongs to the person who made it.“The rights of that individual who was recorded are not as clear,” Smith said.“It’s about saying how can we connect those dots a little bit differently to put some agency back in the hands of the individual whose voice was recorded. It’s a community sense of belonging to that object. A community sense of privacy, also.”Staff are also poring over old records to find those of interest to First Nations.“Our holdings are vast,” said Smith. “We’re going to do some targeted research and … we’re going to Indigenous archivists to do that research, to identify collections that could be digitized.”Other projects are also underway.The Association of Canadian Archivists with 125 institutional members offers a scholarship for Indigenous archivists and has set up a working group to share best practices and to figure out how to best address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.“There’s no manual to follow,” said director Jo-Anne McCutcheon.“Every community is different. Settler-Indigenous contact happened differently, so it’s complicated.”Archivists in Manitoba are reworking the old U.S. Library of Congress subject headings, the access points to any collection.“They call Indigenous spirituality things like shamanism — the really antiquated terms we don’t use any longer,” said Callison.Edmonton’s city archivists are rewriting catalogue descriptions so they don’t repeat offensive language contained in the documents they refer to.“It’s growing on an annual basis,” said Raymond Frogner, archivist for the National Truth and Reconciliation Centre in Winnipeg. “It’s definitely gaining a lot of momentum.”Archives aren’t necessarily neutral, Frogner said. Archivists and those who use them have to work to ensure everyone’s experience is reflected in the stories told“We are what we choose to remember, but we also are what we choose to forget.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960last_img read more

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Drum group visits Edmonton

first_imgAPTN National NewsDiverse drum group Ohnia:Kara took their show to Edmonton.They hail from the Niagara region in Ontario. Their name in Mohawk means two bodies of water coming together.It’s two cultural backgrounds merging for the love of music explains APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan who met up with them.last_img

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Rooney Cristiano has overtaken Messi as the worlds best

Rabat – Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney said that he believes his former teammate at Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo, ‘has overtaken’ Lionel Messi as the best player in the world. Speaking to his club’s television channel MUTV, the England Captain expects the Portugal international to win another Ballon D’Or.“I think so. I am sure it’ll be difficult to give it to anyone else,” he said regarding the prospects of Ronaldo retaining the prestigious trophy for the third time in his career. Scoring 20 goals in 13 Liga and Champions League games so far this season, the Real Madrid ace heads a 23-man shortlist for the FIFA Ballon D’Or, which will be awarded in Zurich on January 12.

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Top UN officials stress need to strengthen and sharpen peacekeeping

22 June 2010United Nations officials today stressed the need to ensure that the world body is equipped with the requisite human, material and financial resources, and the backing of Member States, to field successful peace operations, as they marked the 10th anniversary of a landmark report on the issue. The General Assembly’s thematic debate, entitled UN Peacekeeping – Looking into the Future, examines the challenges and opportunities for peacekeeping since the 2000 report produced by the panel on UN peace operations, chaired by Lakhdar Brahimi, former Special Adviser to the Secretary-General and former Special Representative for Afghanistan. The Brahimi Report, as it has come to be known, is “a milestone in the evolution of United Nations peacekeeping operations,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told today’s meeting, noting that it came after a period of unprecedented challenges for the Organization, including a rise in the number of deployed personnel and increased complexity in mission mandates. The first UN peacekeeping mission, the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), began operations in Palestine in May 1948. Today there are more than 124,000 personnel serving in 16 operations on four continents, doing everything from clearing landmines and delivering aid to helping refugees and supporting free and fair elections.“Thanks to the reforms proposed by the panel, UN peacekeeping has been able to grow, incorporate the lessons learned from those experiences, and continue to serve as a cost-effective and flexible tool – a flagship UN activity, a mission of hope for people caught in armed conflict,” he stated. Mr. Ban added that it is necessary to continue to strengthen the Organization’s peacekeeping machinery, and said that he is encouraged that the Assembly’s different committees have expressed general support for the proposals that are part of the New Horizons agenda to reform peacekeeping. “The process has helped to reinvigorate the peacekeeping partnership through dialogue between troop- and police-contributing countries, the Security Council and the Secretariat,” he stated. “Today we have reached a better understanding of what UN peacekeeping should and can do.”Peacekeeping has been “a unique and uniquely successful experiment,” but there is a perpetual need to sharpen our tools, he added. “We can do this, but only with continued engagement from Member States, not only in terms of contributions of personnel and financing, but with strong and consistent political support.”Noting that peacekeeping is a collective undertaking, Assembly President Ali Treki stated that the debate is intended to not only provide guidance on policy but also to galvanize the full engagement, participation and commitment of Member States for the smooth and effective functioning of peacekeeping operations. “The bulk of UN peacekeeping presence today is in integrated missions, mostly deployed in complex crises and conflicts often having military, political, humanitarian and other dimensions,” he noted.“To build and sustain peace in such complex and fragile situations, we require a broader, holistic strategy that synergizes the peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts to address the interlinked issues of security and development in a comprehensive manner.”He noted the need to reassess the ways in which the UN and other partners engage in assisting countries emerging from conflict. “The record of the UN and the international community is mixed and we are all struggling over how to get it right.“We must uphold the principle of ‘do no harm.’ We must candidly review how we operate in these situations, to ensure that our actions and support do not undermine the national authorities. One size fits all approaches do not work. We must do better in catering to the specific requirements of individual situations keeping the national priorities and perspectives in the forefront,” said Mr. Treki.Among those participating in today’s meeting is Mr. Brahimi, via videoconference from Paris, as well as Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy, Joint Special Representative for the African Union-UN mission in Darfur Ibrahim Gambari and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Liberia, Ellen Margrethe Løj.Speaking to reporters, Mr. Le Roy noted that peacekeeping remains one of the flagship activities of the UN and cited achievements in such places as Timor-Leste and Liberia. Today UN peacekeeping is facing more and more complex situations and the challenges associated with that. “That’s why we want from our side to increase the dialogue between the three main partners – the Security Council, the Member States and the Secretariat,” he said. read more

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Flamboro Crash Folo

The Ministry of Labour is investigating a crash Saturday night at Flamboro Speedway north of Hamilton.The owner of the racetrack says an employee is one of the five people injured after a car went over the wall.The owner of the speedway, John Casale is pretty shaken up after the crash.He’s thankful all five people injured, including his employee have been released from hospital. But the future of the speedway is in jeopardy.Tthe race car went over the cement barricade and crashed into the fence.John Casale has owned the speedway for more than 40 years and says he’s never had anything like this happen before.The driver of the car, 45 year old Kevin Hinds from Whitby was cut out of the vehicle, seat and all.He was released from hospital Saturday night. Four other people were reported injured and according to Casale all are now out of hospital, including one employee.The Ministry of Labour is investigating. They were on scene Sunday morning and are expected back on Monday .The speedway will remain closed until the Ministry of Labour investigation is complete. read more

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Bundesliga switching to ESPN from Fox for 202021 season

NEW YORK — Germany’s Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks.ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that starts with the 2020-21 season. Select matches will be televised on ESPN’s traditional networks but the overwhelming majority will be on ESPN+, an over-the-top service launched by The Walt Disney Co. affiliate in April 2018.As part of the deal, ESPN also acquired rights to the German second division, the German Super Cup and relegation-promotion playoffs. ESPN’s “SportsCenter” is likely to boost Bundesliga coverage.___More AP English soccer: https://apnews.com/tag/PremierLeague and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsRonald Blum, The Associated Press read more

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In West Africa and the Sahel signs of democratic progress amid continued

Citing the spillover of the Malian crisis into Burkina Faso and Niger, and the widespread violence by non-state armed groups throughout the region, Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, said that “the complexity of recent attacks…has had a devastating impact on local communities.”He added that allegations of human rights violations by security forces are of deep concern as they undermine the international community’s collective efforts. “I call upon Governments of the region to prevent such violations and to bring perpetrators to justice,” he said.In the Lake Chad Basin, despite gains made by the Nigerian armed forces and the Multinational Joint Task Force, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State’s West African Province, remain active. To date, more than 2.3 million people remain displaced.“The trend of Boko Haram using female suicide bombers continues,” he explained, noting that almost one in five suicide bombers is a child. Mr. Chambas called for increased financial support for the humanitarian response in the four conflict-affected countries of the region – Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad – as it remains “critically underfunded”.The UNOWAS head mentioned that violence between farmers and herders is an increasing security threat in the region. “Farmer-herder conflicts are becoming more sophisticated and deadlier, especially in Nigeria’s Middle Belt,” he said, mentioning the “scores of deaths” resulting from this conflict in June alone.The Special Representative stressed that addressing these security challenges in the region can only be achieved with the implementation of comprehensive strategies linking security and humanitarian interventions to development and human rights initiatives.A United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS) has been developed, along with a UN Support Plan to mobilize resources for the 10 countries covered by the UNISS.Amid the armed violence, the last few months have seen an upsurge in popular discontent in the region manifested through often violent demonstrations calling for political and economic reforms. “We must collectively continue to urge Member States to provide an enabling environment for the exercise of the freedoms of expression and assembly which are critical in consolidating democracy and good governance”.Citing the abolishment of the death penalty in Benin and Burkina Faso, recent elections in Guinea, the Gambia and Sierra Leone, he noted that the region continues on a positive trajectory towards democratisation.However, “democratic gains in the region are not immune to reversal,” he stated, citing the example of Togo’s recent political crisis that led to the cancellation of parliamentary elections. “There is a need for democratic consolidation through genuine processes of national reconciliation. This should be the focus of our international engagement.” read more

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4 Concussions Sunday Draw Concern of NFLPA

Concussions suffered by three quarterbacks and a running back Sunday has prompted NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith two renew his call for the league to hire “concussion specialists” with no team affiliation who would man the sidelines to oversee concussion protocols and treat players.The players’ union continues to be frustrated over what it perceives to be an inconsistency among teams to adhere to concussion guidelines.The concussions suffered Sunday by quarterbacks Michael Vick, Jay Cutler, Alex Smith and running back Fred Jackson drew particular attention Monday from the union, which will review the injuries and adherence to guidelines based on initial observations, NFLPA sources said. Players are entitled to file a grievance if they want to pursue claims against teams. Union sources say most players are reluctant to file complaints for fear of decreased job security.Only one of the defensive players involved on the hits to the quarterbacks is under league review for potential discipline, a source told ESPN. Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins drew a penalty flag for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cutler and could be fined.Smith suffered a concussion when tackled by Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar. Vick left with a concussion after being hit by Cowboys linebacker Ernie Sims. Neither of those hits were penalized and the league has determined both were perfectly legal.NFLPA sources said the union wants the league to accept responsibility for creating a disciplined, prompt and safe environment for players who are injured during the course of a game. They said the union wants concussion specialists, paid not by the teams but by the league, to assume the duties of caring for players, in accordance with normal employer workplace oversight.In last year’s collective bargaining negotiations, the union gained access to player medical information and the ability to conduct its own reviews of how teams evaluate and treat all injuries, including head and neck trauma. read more

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The Timberwolves Might Be For Real

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 11, 2018), LaVar Ball has been making headlines for calling out Lakers head coach Luke Walton, saying the players “don’t want to play for him.” Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the stats to see if these claims hold any merit. Next, the Minnesota Timberwolves are having an impressive season, perhaps even impressive enough to contend for the Western Conference championship. Who’s responsible for their season’s turnaround? We investigate. Plus, a small-sample-size segment on Steph Curry’s incredible numbers of late.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Lonzo Ball and Luke Walton responded to LaVar’s comments.The Ringer took a look at the Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler’s rise.Wednesday night, Steph Curry was out again with an ankle injury. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

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Is Battlefield 4 another always connected EA game

first_imgEA has kicked off its marketing campaign for Battlefield 4 today with a press release and a 17-minute gameplay video. As you’d expect, the game looks great, but the press release contains a statement that may worry more than a few gamers due to events of the past few weeks regarding another big EA game release.Recently EA has received a lot of bad press because of the disastrous launch of SimCity. The problem being, the game was always connected and therefore required you log in to a server to play. Come release day, and for the week that followed, EA had grossly underestimated demand for the game and thousands of gamers were left frustrated and unable to play.So how does this impact Battlefield 4? Well, the press release announcing the game today includes the following:Taking a page from the social aspect of multiplayer gaming, the single-player mode will now track players’ progress, adding an element of persistence and friendly competition to the campaign.Tracking and elements of persistence for single player to me suggests a game that needs a server connection. So I contacted EA’s marketing department to see if I could confirm that this is, or is not going to be the case. I heard back from EA Games Label PR Manager Devin Bennett, who is currently in Stockholm promoting the game. He simply said,We will have more details regarding how DICE will be bringing elements of Battlefield’s signature multiplayer experience to the single player campaign in the months ahead.You could interpret that response in one of two ways: EA’s marketing team simply don’t know yet, or they don’t want to talk about it yet. If I was EA planning to make Battlefield 4 an always connected title I certainly wouldn’t want to talk about it so soon after the SimCity problems. Gamers still remember the pain of that launch.For now, we just don’t know what the situation is and will have to wait for someone at EA, or DICE, to definitely confirm or deny that Battlefield 4 is an always connected game. If it is, then you can be sure EA will do a much better job of having servers ready for the launch. You could also argue that requiring a server connection is much less of an issue for this game as Battlefield 4 will mainly be purchased for the multiplayer gameplay.last_img read more

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The Department of Justice is on the market for €20 million well

first_img Jun 21st 2017, 9:49 AM Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 9:49 AM The Department of Justice is on the market for €20 million (well, the headquarters is) It includes a townhouse. http://jrnl.ie/3455448 Share42 Tweet Email3 16,687 Views THE HOME OF the Department of Justice has gone on sale for €20 million.94 Stephen’s Green, which was originally the Centenary Church of Ireland, is being offered for sale through Savills, on behalf of the investment management group SW3 Capital.It currently comprises a landmark office building with pillared listed façade and a modern office extension to the rear.Also included in the sale is a townhouse next door, which fronts onto St Stephen’s Green. The residence can be used as a single home or three apartments.Part of the original structure dates back as far as 1841, when the Centenary Church purchased the subject site for their Irish Headquarters. On Sunday 22 December 1968, the church burnt down, bringing to an end a 127-year association which the church had with the property on St Stephen’s Green. The site was subsequently sold.Today, it makes up a 2,067 square metre building, but the agents say that it can be expanded.The whole property, including the townhouse, is currently let to The Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland under two co-terminus leases, for which the State pays just over €1 million a year.Those leases expire in June 2018.Dessie Kilkenny of Savills said:“This is certainly one of the most exciting asset management opportunities, in a truly prime district, to have ever been offered for sale in Ireland.“The benefit of strong state income, coupled with the prospects of an upgrade project in the near future are extremely rare in this type of location.”Savills says that the State may be interested in acquiring the building, given its long history at the site and its proximity to the Dáil.Read: Embattled Uber founder Travis Kalanick steps down as CEO By Paul Hosford Image: Tony Healy 33 Comments Short URL Image: Tony Healy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Harrowing conditions Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘Harrowing conditions’: Man jailed for three years and banned from owning dogs or horses for life Dead animals were scattered around the farmer’s property, some of which were used to feed the dogs. Short URL Friday 22 Feb 2019, 7:03 PM 36,453 Views https://jrnl.ie/4508103 Feb 22nd 2019, 7:03 PM Share2414 Tweet Email1 Warning: Readers may find some of the images in this article distressing. One of the injured dogs. Source: ISPCAA CARLOW COUPLE have been convicted of 60 offences under the Animal Health and Welfare Act, including causing or permitting animal cruelty.Jim Kavanagh and Jenny Kavanagh, of Raheenleigh, Myshall, Co Carlow, had pleaded guilty in October 2018 to 30 charges each, having initially faced a total of 252 charges.The remaining charges faced by Jim Kavanagh were taken into consideration. He was sentenced to three years in jail and banned from keeping dogs or horses for life.Images and videos of the animals and the poor conditions they were kept in were shown in court. Dead animals were scattered around the property, some of which were used to feed the dogs.  One of the injured dogs.“Words fail me to describe what those pictures depict. It is extraordinary to find someone of farming stock guilty of such an appalling crime best illustrated by the video footage we sat through this morning and photographs presented to the court,” Judge James McCourt said. McCourt also ordered James Kavanagh to pay costs of €35,000 to the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA). Jenny Kavanagh was sentenced to a 12-month custodial sentence, fully suspended, and banned from keeping any dogs for 15 years.The case was initiated after ISPCA animal welfare inspectors and members of An Garda Síochána carried out a joint search of the premises on 14 April 2015.Carlow County Council and the Department of Agriculture were called in and the local authority served the breeder with the first-ever closure notice under the Dog Breeding Establishment Act 2010.Largest-ever rescue The ISPCA rescued 340 dogs and 11 horses from the premises over the subsequent nine days with the assistance of its affiliated member organisations and other rescue organisations. The scale of the rescue is the largest the ISPCA had ever carried out.The dogs removed included Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzus, Bichons, Terriers, Retrievers, Chihuahuas, Pugs, Labradors, Beagles, Pomeranians, Rottweilers, Salukis, German Shepherds, Siberian Huskies, Lurchers and many others.Some of the puppies were only a few days old and over 20 female dogs were nursing or heavily pregnant. One of the injured dogs.The ISPCA said the dogs were suffering from untreated injuries, chronic skin, eye and teeth problems, and many had infected paws from living in urine sodden straw. Many of dogs had heavily matted fur which needed to be completely clipped.Most of the animals were transported to the ISPCA National Animal Centre in Longford, some were brought to the ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre in Cork, and others were transferred to welfare groups across the country who offered their assistance.‘Harrowing’Chief Inspector Conor Dowling said the ISPCA “discovered a number of dead animals scattered around the property, some of which were used to feed the dogs”, adding: “It was harrowing.”The living conditions these animals had to endure can only be described as squalid. Many of the animals did not have access to water or suitable food. The horror and sheer size of the rescue was extremely challenging for our inspectors, animal carers and volunteers.Dowling thanked gardaí, Dogs Trust and the other organisations involved in the rescue. An animal carcass on the farm.He also said the ISPCA is “also indebted to the public who offered their support” after the orgasnoptn appealed for donations to help look after the animals.The direct costs, including veterinary treatment, exceeded €60,000. Most of the animals required some form of veterinary treatment, and then had to be vaccinated, microchipped, administered with treatments for parasites such as fleas and worms, and neutered/spayed before being responsibly rehomed.More information on the ISPCA’s work can be read here.  80 Comments By Órla Ryanlast_img read more

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Aging group speaker to talk on socialization

first_imgVancouver — The Commission on Aging will host a speaker this month to discuss socialization as a lifelong need.The meeting is at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. Judy Canter, a licensed independent clinical social worker, will discuss how isolation affects the brain and spirit, as well as other challenges related to socialization.The upcoming meeting is the eighth of nine meetings this year focused on supportive services for people 50 and older.The Commission on Aging is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and works to address the needs of aging community members.last_img

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Man injured in Sherman Heights stabbing

first_imgFacebookTwitter Posted: March 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 63-year-old man remained hospitalized today following a stabbing in Sherman Heights.The injury was inflicted at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of Imperial Avenue.The victim was arguing with a 19-year-old man, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department. During the argument, the latter is suspected of stabbing the former once in the left rib cage below the armpit, Heims said.The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. He was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet-8 inches tall, thin and wearing a brown jacket and gray hoodie.The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Heims said. Man injured in Sherman Heights stabbingcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime, sherman heights, stabbing March 18, 2018last_img read more

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Government to review public sector sickness absence

first_imgAutumn Statement 2015: The government will undertake a review of sickness absence in the public sector.This will be followed by a consultation into how to reduce the impact of sickness absence on public sector service delivery. Legislation will also be considered where necessary.The Spending review and autumn statement 2015 policy paper noted: “It is right that the government reviews how the current systems for managing and compensating for sickness are working and looks at what reforms might be needed to move to a more modern and productive state.”Public sector sick pay is estimated to cost £4.5 billion a year, according to Dame Carol Black and David Frost’s Health at work: an independent review of sickness absence report, published in November 2011.last_img

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Instagram has new rules for removing accounts

first_imgInstagram said it’ll notify users if their account is at risk of being removed along with a way to appeal the company’s decision. Users will be able to appeal if their content was taken down for violating Instagram’s rules against nudity and pornography, bullying and harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and counter-terrorism. Instagram said in the coming months it’ll expand appeals. It’s also giving users a way to submit appeals directly within the photo sharing app. Currently, users have to go through the site’s help center.The company will delete accounts right away if they violate the company’s drug sales or sexual solicitation policies. Share your voice Instagram has made changes to its policy about removing accounts. James Martin/CNET Instagram said Thursday it’s rolling out changes to how it decides what accounts to take down, a sign that the photo sharing site is getting tougher about removing offensive content that violates its rules.The Facebook-owned company will start removing accounts that rack up a number of violations within a window of time. Currently, Instagram takes down accounts that have a certain percentage of content that violates its rules.An Instagram spokeswoman said it isn’t sharing the exact number of violations or time frame because of concerns users will game the system.disable-thresholds-2-up-enInstagram will notify users if their account may be removed. Instagram “Similarly to how policies are enforced on Facebook, this change will allow us to enforce our policies more consistently and hold people accountable for what they post on Instagram,” the company said in a blog post.The announcement comes during the same week that a man suspected of killing a 17-year-old girl posted a photo of her bloody body on what appeared to be his Instagram account. Instagram pulled down the photo and deleted his account but the copies of the image still reappeared on the site and other platforms afterward, raising concerns about how well the social network and others moderate content. The company has also come under fire for not doing enough to combat bullying or shielding teenagers from images of self-harm. At the same time, Instagram and parent company Facebook continue to face allegations that it’s suppressing conservative voices. Facebook has denied those allegations. CNET Apps Today Tagscenter_img Comments Mobile Tech Industry Facebook Instagramlast_img read more

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Bering Sea Storm Expected To Lose Power Quickly

first_imgAfter a week of warnings, a heavy-duty storm washed into the Bering Sea early this morning. Hurricane-force winds smacked the far western Aleutian Islands. And while the storm has disturbed life at sea, it’s expected to start losing power fast.Download Audiolast_img

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