News Over 140 dogs recovered from Leitrim dog hoarder By admin – February 12, 2013 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ More than 140 dogs have been recovered in a joint operation involving several agencies in Co. Leitrim.The ISPCA, together with Leitrim Animal Welfare, helped rescue the dogs from a property in a rural area of the county where they were living in ‘deplorable conditions’. The ISPCA said it is the largest cases of canine dog in the history of the State and required the co-operation of 4 organisations to work together in the operation.The ISPCA, Leitrim Animal Welfare, Dogs Trust and County Veterinary Offices all contributed to the rescue.Most of the dogs were Bichon Frise crosses, King Charles Cavaliers and Shih Tzus, ranging in age from puppies right through to mature dogs.Majority had skin, eye & teeth problemsThe majority were heavily matted and also suffering from skin, eye and teeth problems.The ISPCA says the owner of the animals is a dog hoarder – a person who keeps and breeds dog without rehoming or having the necessary space, funding or ability to care for the animals.She had been making efforts to feed them, but the ISPCA says the situation “had spiralled out of control due to the sheer number of animals”.Leitrim County Veterinary Officer James Madden described the situation as an extreme case of ‘dog hoarding’ – and said the woman was breeding some of the animals, but it would also appear that she was also taking in other abandoned animals at the property.ISPCA Chief inspector Conor Dowling said “The condition of the animals was appalling, their coats were extremely matted and many had thick dreads of matted hair right down to their skin”.”Their coats were also matted with a mix of sawdust, dog faeces and mud and their legs were soaked in urine”.”Many of the animals were also suffering from eye problems and one had to have an eye removed while the ISPCA was forced to put another animal to sleep, which is hugely disappointing while being a mercy there wasn’t more than one” he added. Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleWhat can The Cloud do for your business?Next articleCouncillor wants disused railway lines to be turned into cycle paths admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Empowering managers through leadership development doesn’t just happen. In my first blog post, I shared how you can make this dream a reality at your credit union by dreaming big, making it a strategic priority, and creating your game plan. Developing an entire suite of courses sounds like a large undertaking (and it is!), however, you don’t need to do it alone. Allow me to share the resources we received at Central Minnesota Credit Union (CMCU), and how these benefits can make a difference in your credit union.When CMCU started creating our game plan, we reached out to the Alexandrea Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center for assistance in curriculum development. The college introduced us to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the grants they offer. The grant we submitted for was through the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program, which is geared toward colleges that partner with businesses to develop new-job training or retraining for existing employees. Excitingly, CMCU received a three year grant for $228,000 in in-kind contributions!From there, a partnership formed between the college and CMCU staff to create the series of Leadership and Financial Leadership development courses. Within those three years, the following courses were either developed or revised: Workplace Skills, Aspiring Management, Intro to Management, Navigating Management, and Financial Leadership (I-IV). Additionally, we introduced online modules for learners to complete as pre and post training to either introduce or reinforce key ideas aiding in retention. continue reading »
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Continues Visits to 14 Northern Pennsylvania Counties Press Release Harrisburg, Pa. – Today is the second day of Governor Tom Wolf’s four-day, 14-county visit in northern Pennsylvania with stops in Sayre, Bradford County; Mansfield, Tioga County; Coudersport, Potter County; and Emporium, Cameron County.“It is important that every part of Pennsylvania, big and small, rural and urban, understand that we’re listening to them and working to improve their communities,” Governor Wolf said. “As I travel through Pennsylvania, it is clear that no matter the area, there’s a lot of important work being done to make communities stronger. Our job at the state is to support those efforts and what I’ve seen throughout this trip is that we’re already making a lot of progress in areas like community development, education and workforce training.”The governor’s first stop was Rynone Manufacturing Corp, a family-owned manufacturing business, where he conducted a roundtable discussion with Bradford County businesses on workforce and economic development. After the discussion, he toured the company’s manufacturing facility.Rynone was followed by a visit to Warren L Miller Elementary School in Mansfield, where the governor, joined by First Lady Frances Wolf, visited several classrooms and talked with teachers, administrators and education partners.Gov. Wolf will visit Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport at 2:30 p.m., where he and the First Lady will tour the facility and meet healthcare staff, administrators, and board members.Friday, Sept. 22, Gov. Wolf and the First Lady will visit McKean, Warren, and Forest counties with stops at Zippo Manufacturing in Bradford, Kinzua Bridge State Park in Mt Jewett, Whirley-DrinkWorks! in Warren, and the Tionesta Market Village in Tionesta.On Thursday, the governor stopped in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County; Tunkhannock, Wyoming County; Montrose, Susquehanna County; and Dushore, Sullivan County to hear from business leaders, employees and healthcare workers about economic development, workforce training and healthcare in their communities.Stops Saturday include locations in Elk, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties. September 21, 2017
Harkey says he expects more states to legalize recreational marijuana use, and the study is meant to be proactive. US News 18 October 2018Family First Comment: “Accidents are up by as much as 6 percent in in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared to neighboring states without marijuana legalisation.” But we shouldn’t be surprised. #PeopleBeforeProfits www.VoteNo.nzNew research shows that car accident rates are elevated in some states where recreational marijuana is legal.CAR CRASHES HAVE increased in some states where recreational marijuana is legal, according to two new studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute. The release of the data comes just a day after Canada legalized cannabis nationwide and less than a month before the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, when initiatives to legalize marijuana will be on the ballot in Michigan and North Dakota and are being considered in others.Recreational use of marijuana is legal in nine states, and 30 states allow for medical use. Though a majority of Americans support marijuana legalization, the drug remains outlawed at the federal level.The studies don’t prove that marijuana use is the cause of the accident increase, says David Harkey, president of the institutes, but he added that the analyses serve as a “solid indicator” that marijuana plays a role in road safety. An analysis of insurance crash claims show that accidents are up by as much as 6 percent in in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, compared to neighboring states where recreational marijuana is not legal. Another analysis of police accident reports in Colorado, Oregon and Washington saw a 5.2 percent spike in accidents in those states, again compared with neighboring states. “If you’re considering this in your state, if you’re a legislator, you need to pay attention to what may be on the horizon in terms of road safety,” Harkey says.READ MORE: https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-10-18/study-car-crashes-up-in-states-where-marijuana-is-legal
Kingston College (KC) will take a 1-0 advantage over Bridgeport High in the continuation of their ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup semi-final football game at Constant Spring today.The game was abandoned after the first half because of heavy rains, after KC’s leading scorer Rashawn Mackison had given his team the lead when he converted a penalty kick in the 30th minute.With the rains coming down, the officials decided that the field was not in a good condition to continue play.Hence, ISSA Competitions Officer George Forbes decided that the KC-Bridgeport match would continue today, followed by the feature encounter between first-time semi-finalists Haile Selassie and Jamaica College.”The games will be played tomorrow (Wednesday) at this venue, starting with the first game continuing at 1 p.m. and the unplayed game with JC and Haile Selassie starting at 2 p.m.,” Forbes told The Gleaner yesterday.He also said: “For the spectators holding ticket stubs, they must show it to enter. Those without will have to pay.”GOOD COMBINATIONSBefore the game was called off, KC had the better of Bridgeport, with some good combinations from Mackison, Nathan Thomas, Fabian Grant and Denilson Simpson in attack.The Bridgeport team was on the back foot for the first half. They will have to come better in the second half to contain KC and get back into the game.The Haile Selassie-JC game that was not started yesterday is highly anticipated. The Geoffrey Maxwell-coached Haile Selassie, who knocked out traditional schoolboy powerhouse Excelsior High, will look to take down another top school.In the knockout, the teams will play to the finish, so if a winner is not decided at the completion of regular time, extra time will be played. If there is still a deadlock, penalty kicks will decide the outcome.The winners of each semi-final will advance to the final, which is scheduled for November 26.