September 30, 2020
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first_imgRichmond, In. — A not-for-profit “no kill” animal shelter in Richmond is answering allegations of dozens of euthanized animals since 2012. A report from Kicks 96 says employees and volunteers were asked to lie about seven healthy dogs that disappeared from the H.E.L.P. Center earlier this month.The revelations were made public during a special meeting of the board of directors Monday night.Officials have admitted to euthanizing more than 50 animals since 2012, but cited risks in the cases. The board released an official statement.As a result of the investigation the group’s executive director Jamie Glandon has put on administrative leave. Glandon was the assistant animal control in Rushville and was credited as a “whistle blower” in a botched euthanasia procedure at the animal shelter.In that case Glandon provided a statement to officials that said the animal control officer attempted to euthanize a Border Collie on August 8, 2007. On August 9 the statement says the animal control officer heard the dog howling from a freezer and administered another dose of the euthanasia medication. The statement goes on to say the Border Collie did not stop howling from the freezer until a third dose was administered hours later.The case resulted in international media coverage, including a petition signed by more than 1,000 people worldwide.last_img read more

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first_imgHaving won the Munster title for the first time in November the Tipp champions will face London kingpins Tir Chonaill Gaels on Saturday.Commercials PRO Ned Brophy says despite the distraction of winning the county’s first ever provincial title at this level the team is very much focused on this weekend’s game in Ruislip.Throw-in is at 1.30 on Saturday in London and Tipp FM will have regular updates from the game.last_img

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first_imgThe session of the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Assembly, which was scheduled for 19th March 2020, is postponed due to the epidemiological situation in our country, it was decided today at a telephone session of the FF BH Emergency Committee.The date of the Assembly session will be subsequently determined.Due to the virus coronary, the FF BH has already taken all necessary preventive measures before and all competitions organized by the Federation have been cancelled until further notice.In view of the new situation regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic, UEFA has today decided to postpone all qualifying tournaments for the younger ages, which were to take place from 14th March to 14th April of the current year.The decision was taken preventively, to avoid the situation of male and female players – many of them minors – being quarantined without their families, depending on the recommendations of local authorities. Our U-19 women’s team qualified for the Elite round so they will have to wait for a new date to continue qualifying for the European Championship.UEFA also today made a call to hold a video conference on Tuesday, 17th March, with the leaderships of all 55 members associations and representatives of ECA, FIFPro and the European leagues. Further steps that European football will take in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as in domestic and European club competitions, as well as UEFA EURO 2020, will be discussed.After the matches of youth, women’s and futsal competitions were postponed, the FF BH Competition Committee, in a new telephone session held today, decided to further postpone matches of the BH Telecom Premier League and Cup of B&H.These decisions were made in accordance with the recommendations and orders of the competent health care institutions, as well as the governmental institutions in B&H, regarding the ban on holding public meetings in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.last_img read more

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first_imgErram tied reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo for the most double-doubles this season with seven. He is also now the league-leading rebounder this conference.The Elite rose to eighth but are only a half game over Phoenix, Meralco and TNT, teams sporting identical 4-6 records.Rookie Jason Perkins paced the Fuel Masters, who missed the services of Matthew Wright, with 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Those who texted me asking for my comments before the game, I only gave one comment and it’s just ‘must-win’ and no other comment,” said Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac.“I challenged the players to prove themselves. I told them stories of how great players before were able to overcome such circumstances and keep on winning,” Isaac added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHis players responded with five of them scoring at least 12 points.Mike DiGregorio, John Pinto and Raymar Jose each had 14 points while Roi Sumang also tallied 12. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PBA IMAGESBlackwater stayed in playoff contention after scraping past Phoenix, 83-76, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.JP Erram notched another double-double with 12 points and 19 rebounds that went with four blocks to lead the Elite, who secured at least a knockout for a quarterfinals slot after wrapping up their campaign in the elimination round at 5-6.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings View comments In a playful moment for Globalport, Jarencio lets Araña be coachlast_img read more

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first_imgSAN JOSE — Joe Thornton made sure that his 400th goal will be remembered.Thornton scored the milestone goal just 13 seconds after Joe Pavelski tied the game late in the third period at SAP Center, charging the Sharks to a 5-4 win over the Nashville Predators Tuesday night.In doing so, Thornton became just the seventh player in NHL history to record 400 goals and 1,000 assists while playing in 1,500 games. Pavelski scored the tying goal, his second of the night, with 6:55 left in the third.The …last_img

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first_imgLackey Nicole Bliss at Island Spirit 2012Groundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. throughout the year to share smiles, shake hands, and make geocaching memories at nearly 20 Mega-Events worldwide. Jen Smith aka J2B2, attended the Mega-Event Island Spirit 2012 (WestCan2) (GC349MK). The Mega-Event took place outside Westholme, British Columbia. Jen has served as a Lackey since 2006 and is Web Developer. Here’s Jen’s account of her adventure.Lackey Jen Smith, aka J2D2Written by: Jen SmithOn the weekend of July 7th, I was excited and honored to be one of two Lackeys representing Groundspeak at the Island Spirit 2012 (WestCan2) Mega-Event. While my fellow Lackey Nicole Bliss (Louie Bliss) is a Mega-Event veteran, I had never been to a Mega-Event outside of Seattle, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I had been to Canada once before, but it was so long ago that the only thing I remember from that trip is watching The Empire Strikes Back in French on the hotel TV.Ferry to CanadaOn Friday afternoon, I packed up my car and drove to the ferry terminal in Anacortes, WA. The mega was on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in the heart of the Cowichan Valley. Though it’s only about 100 miles from Seattle as the crow flies, they are separated by the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands, so unless you’re really good at swimming, taking a ferry is a must. And on a weekend of incredible sunny weather, there are few nicer ways to travel. In fact, the infamous Pacific Northwest rain was nowhere to be found. I was even able to find my first EarthCache along the way!Saturday was the big day. Nicole spent the morning helping out at the registration tables, while I wandered around checking out the event. There were all kinds of interesting presentations and vendors to see, Trackables to discover, and of course, lots of geocachers to meet! It was amazing to hear how far many cachers had traveled just to attend – I talked to several who had come from as far away as Ontario and Quebec.Island Spirit MILESTONE WallA major centerpiece of the event was the emphasis on local history and culture. From the beautiful Island Spirit logo (featuring a spyhopping orca against a backdrop of rolling evergreen hills) to the awesome performance by the Quw’utsun’ First Nations Dancers at the end of the day, the natural heritage of the Cowichan Valley was constantly on display.Even some of the event challenges followed the theme. Cachers who successfully learned to identify Douglas fir cones, differentiate between male and female Dungeness crabs, and draw sea creature GPS art could earn pieces of a special puzzle Trackable. I really got the sense that this wasn’t just a geocaching event — it was also a celebration of a very beautiful and unique little corner of the world. Best of all, the legacy caches placed for the event will keep people coming back and rediscovering this incredible area, hopefully for years to come.Geocachers are also welcomeThe day closed out with a delicious group dinner and a comedy magic performance by featured Geocacher of the Month winner Magicman65. All in all, the event was a total blast and I can’t wait to go back to Vancouver Island for a longer visit. Major kudos and thanks go out to all the organizers and volunteers who made the day such a great success.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Mega-Event MOGA – Sock Hop and Caching CompetitionMay 13, 2012In “Community”7 Tips to Attending a Mega-EventOctober 26, 2011In “Community”Two Mega-Events in One WeekendAugust 21, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments 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 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Pelicans bringing back forward Cunningham MOST READ The U.S. defeated the Ferns 3-1 in the first game last Friday night in Commerce City, Colorado. Julie Ertz led the way with two goals.Lindsey Horan got the Americans off to a nice start in the rematch, scoring on a header in the 36th minute after coming in for Rose Lavelle. Mallory Pugh made it 2-0 in the 44th minute. Pugh also finished with two assists.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 shutoutLavelle, who is from Cincinnati, played the shortened shift for the hometown crowd as she continues to come back from injury.Morgan scored her first goal within the first minute of the second half. Lynne Williams added her third career national team goal before Morgan struck again in the 69th minute. It was her 77th international goal. Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  FILE PHOTO – United States’ Morgan Brian, second right, celebrates with her teammates after Alex Morgan scores her side’s 2nd goal against New Zealand during a women’s Olympic football tournament match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)CINCINNATI — Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women’s national team concluded a two-game series against New Zealand with a 5-0 victory at Nippert Stadium on Tuesday night.The Americans improved to 9-3-0 this year. There are four more games left on the team’s 2017 schedule.ADVERTISEMENT The U.S. also got midfielder Tobin Heath back from a back injury. She came in as a late sub for her first action with the national team since March. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

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first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Manila to host four ONE events in 2018 MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lyceum will next brace for Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. /je View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMaking it to the playoffs is one thing. Winning the championship is another.And CJ Perez knows that Lyceum’s 13-0 record doesn’t guarantee anything, especially the NCAA Season 93 title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans “It doesn’t work that way. We may be 13-0, but that’s not a guarantee that we’ll be the champion,” he said after the Pirates escaped Perpetual, 94-83 on Thursday.The victory kept Lyceum unscathed and helped it achieve its first ever Final Four appearance with five games still left in its eliminations schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingPerez remains the fulcrum to the Pirates’ success, but the energetic forward would rather share the spotlight to his teammates, especially to the Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee.“Playing with these guys, my job just gets easier because the focus isn’t on me every time. They are really big on offense and defense and I don’t get tired because of them,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. For their part, the Marcelino brothers said that they are just doing what coach Topex Robinson has been asking from them, which is to provide the energy for the squad whenever they’re on the floor.“We’re happy that we’ll experience the Final Four in our rookie year, but we won’t stop working until we get our goal, which is the championship,” said Jaycee.Jayvee agreed, saying, “We’ll always work hard whenever we’re on the floor so that we’ll be an energetic team. We’ll continue working hard.”And that’s exactly what Perez wants from the Pirates: to continue striving for greatness.“We’re already there, but we still have to continue doubling the effort in our practice and in our games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s hard waiting for tennis action to begin on the lush green lawns of SW19 in London.On a day when rain kept players indoors for hours at a stretch, it was a delight when the sun appeared to warm the cockles of tennis lovers.Once the Indian duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna stepped on court, it was good news for the Indian fans who had waited all day long.But there was something very edgy when the Indians played against wild cards Julien Bennetteau and Richard Gasquet from France and eventually lost 3-6, 4-6 in the men’s doubles second round.In doubles, it is the scratch pair which creates surprises and lends a touch of unpredictability to the action.On Tuesday when the sun played hide and seek, it was symbolic that the 38-year-old Mahesh Bhupathi played his last match at the Olympics.Unable to strike a rhythm with partner Bopanna, the two came short in terms of stroke production and chemistry on grass.Considering the war of words and ugly email exchanges between the two players and the All India Tennis Association, this loss will hurt.It has been a sad dream for him, unable to win a medal at the Olympics in five appearances, four of which were with Leander Paes starting at Atlanta 1996.The truth is, unmindful of the effort he had put in to pair with Bopanna through the year, their results have not been spectacular.No doubt, the two Indians are committed for the 2012 season, but after the US Open, questions will again prop up if these two players will play together next season.advertisementBopanna has a few years of tennis left in him. And maybe on Tuesday, when Mahesh goes to sleep he will miss that chance of not having got to play mixed doubles with Sania MIrza.Longest matchJo-Wilfried Tsonga won a recordbreaking Olympic clash against Milos Raonic as the French fifth seed outlasted the Canadian 6-3, 3-6, 25-23 in the second round.After the pair split the first two sets on Court One, they became embroiled in a gruelling decider that lasted 179 minutes and wrote their names in the Olympic history books.Venus Williams reached the third round on Tuesday by beating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-3.Britain’s Andy Murray progressed when the world number four defeated Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic fired a warning to his Olympic rivals as the world number two crushed three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1.last_img read more

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first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa midfielder McGinnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s a fan of Aston Villa’s John McGinn.Klopp says McGinn can ease the pressure on under-fire Scotland skipper Andrew Robertson.Speaking to the Daily Record, Klopp said: “I heard everyone expected to beat Russia and the first question in my mind was ‘Why?’They have five million more football players than Scotland! “And Belgium? Well, 95 per cent of the world will lose to them.“Scotland isn’t blessed enough to have 20 players from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh who are all world-class talents.“But they have always had a big heart, proper fight, a good defence and could score a goal. At Liverpool we have to create a situation where our team can perform and Scotland have got to do the same.“Expectations are too high. It’s not because of Robbo you don’t win. As a left-back, you can’t win a game alone. It’s just not possible.“He doesn’t have to though because you have other good guys – John McGinn, what a super player he is, Robert Snodgrass, a wonderful player, Scott McTominay has great potential. So let them play and let the manager have time to create a style of play, a Scottish style.“But don’t put the manager under pressure to deliver something so immediately that he can’t live up to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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