19 Jan

National anthem will be hot topic at NFL owners meetings

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, left, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before the team’s NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night, Dec. 5, 2017, and promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his “personal sacrifice,” and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a “worthy recipient” during a video tribute.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)ORLANDO, Fla. — The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.Just don’t expect any far-ranging decisions to be made.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re going to deal with it in such a way, I think, that people will understand that we want everybody to respect our country, respect our flag,” McNair said Sunday. “And our playing fields, that’s not the place for political statements.“Fans are upset about it. The fans are our customers. You can replace the owners and the league would survive. You can replace the players, although the game won’t be as good. You can’t replace the fans. If you don’t have the fans, you’re dead.”Johnson was more willing to search for answers to the anthem issue while also not wanting the players’ messages to be lost. He doesn’t favor seeing the policy changed to having the players remain in the locker room until after the anthem is played, which has been discussed.“I think that’s a particularly bad idea,” Johnson said.What about changing the language to the players must stand?“I don’t agree with that either, but I’m only one of 32 owners,” he added. “I think that the Jets had a pretty great thing happen last year around the anthem. I think there was an understanding between me and the players that we could use our position – rightly or wrongly, people pay attention to teams and athletes – but we could use our position to get some great stuff done off the field. I think we have done some great things off the field.”Another off-field topic is the sale of the Carolina Panthers. Jerry Richardson announced in December that he was selling following allegations of workplace misconduct.“He’s going to sell the team,” McNair said of the 81-year-old Richardson. “He’s had all kinds of health problems. … I don’t know all the details, but I know he has some good prospective buyers that appear to be qualified.”As for investigations into Richardson’s behavior, McNair defended his fellow owner, also citing instances when the Texans faced similar accusations.“I understand what he’s saying,” McNair said. “Sometimes people choose to try to make something go away rather than fighting. I think his regret is he didn’t fight some of these things. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “We got confronted with it, too, where people will allege something, they get a lawyer, and what they do is come out and threaten you. And your legal counsel and your insurance people say, ‘Well, it’s going to cost you X number millions of dollars’ to defend this. And if we can settle it for this.′“Well, wait a minute. We’re not guilty. Why would we do that?′ That’s the question. Sometimes just to get rid of it, if you can get rid of it, (you) — do it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img Judging by the comments Sunday from the Texans’ Robert McNair and the Jets’ Christopher Johnson, the debate among the 32 owners could be confrontational.McNair, who last year made an analogy of inmates running the prison about players’ demonstrations during the anthem, remains adamant that everyone should stand for the “The Star-Spangled Banner.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Our playing field is not the place for political statements, not the place for religious statements,” McNair said. “It’s the place for football.”Johnson, acting owner of the Jets with his brother, Woody, serving as ambassador to the United Kingdom, took a far different tack. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I have immense respect for the players and their efforts,” Christopher Johnson said. “I think if other teams approached it like that, it would not be such a problem in the NFL.“I can’t speak to how other people run their teams, but I just think that trying to forcibly get the players to shut up is a fantastically bad idea.”While the social protests players made last season will be a topic here, reaching an agreement on language in the league’s policy regarding behavior during the anthem is highly unlikely. Owners will meet again in May in Atlanta, and with so much other business to attend in the next three days, the anthem issue figures to extend until then.“I don’t know if it’ll be a vote or just a new policy coming out,” Giants owner John Mara said. “I think we can’t go much beyond the May meeting before coming up with some sort of resolution to that.”McNair and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are among the leaders of the move to ban any demonstrations during the anthem. McNair drew strong criticism from a variety of players after making his “inmates” comment last fall.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Shot that wouldn’t fall leads to end of Allen’s crazy career Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

18 Jan

On Basketball: LA will still be there for Paul George

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town Everyone knows that the lure of home is strong for George, a Los Angeles kid who took countless jumpers as a youngster while pretending to be Kobe Bryant and wearing purple and gold. And players tend to go home: Paul Pierce played in LA toward the end of his career, Dwyane Wade briefly played in Chicago, Chauncey Billups had stints in Denver.So while diving into the magnitude of the numbers in George’s soon-to-be-official deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder — four years at an average of $34 million a season, a contract that sure seems like it will help push the OKC payroll and luxury tax bills for next season alone to perhaps well over $200 million — there was one number that seems to have mattered most.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt is 28.His age. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees He’s still a young man, even by NBA standards. Consider this: George might not even be at his NBA peak yet. Barring an extension, which is possible, he could exercise his option to become a free agent again in the summer of 2021 — and even then he’ll just be 31. Los Angeles will still be there, calling, winking, tugging at his heartstrings the way it clearly has for years.That’s a sure thing.Another sure thing: That the Thunder, while not a Super Team per se, have super pieces.George shared the stage at a party in Oklahoma City on Saturday night with Russell Westbrook, which was fitting since they shared the basketball stage flawlessly in their first season together. All those questions — mostly variations of “how will this work?” — got answered when the Thunder went 40-22 in the final 62 games of the regular season, George got his numbers (nearly 22 points per game) and Westbrook got his again as well (averaging a triple-double).They speak with great respect for one another. They are not the same guy: Westbrook loves fashion and flash, George would rather go fishing. But it worked, on the court and off, and that bond is necessary if the Thunder are going to challenge Golden State and Houston for Western Conference supremacy anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding It’s not just those two. The Thunder have a good big man in Steven Adams. They’re getting Andre Roberson back, probably in time to start next season after this past season ended prematurely because of a ruptured patellar tendon. They’re keeping Jerami Grant for $27 million over three years, which in this NBA seems like a bargain. They have a good coach in Billy Donovan and by all accounts, it’s a happy locker room.George kept dropping hints all spring. When asked about his future, he raved about how much he liked being in Oklahoma City. The more he said it, the more it seemed like he wasn’t just spewing the company line. It seemed real, and now, the realness has been proven.The Thunder have some issues, mainly what to do with Carmelo Anthony.Anthony doesn’t want to come off the bench, he’s going to cost the Thunder something like $70 million — the luxury tax is going to be incredibly punitive — if they keep him, and his best days are behind him. Having a high-priced deal isn’t Anthony’s fault; blame it on the New York Knicks and Phil Jackson, the ones who orchestrated that contract. But it’s now something that the Thunder will have to manage.That’s as close as it gets to bad news in OKC right now.George could have left, gone to the Lakers to join LeBron James, and no one would have complained. It would have been the easiest thing. Staying in OKC was the power move, though, both for George and Thunder general manager Sam Presti. George took the stage at that party, grabbed a microphone and delivered four words that shocked many.“I’m here to stay,” he said.Stay is a relative word in the NBA. Nothing is forever, except the lure of home.LA will still be there in three or four years, if he wants to still play there. George was smart enough to see that. And the Thunder were smart enough to not let him get away. 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17 Jan

Spousal killings alarming – Lawrence

first_img…calls for broad-based, community-driven responseAs nine cases have already been recorded of Guyanese women being murdered, both locally and internationally, so far for 2016, Social Protection Minister  Volda Lawrence believes that despite efforts by the Government to significantly reduce these figures by implementing strategic measures, women continue to fall prey to senseless killings mostly at the hands of their partners or jealous lovers.The issue has been brought to the fore by Minister Lawrence subsequent to the murder of another woman, Candacy Pitt, by her husband of 13 years on Friday.Minister Lawrence in a statement said the country was undergoing an unfortunate phase whereby women have become the primary targets of heinous crimes which continue to burden not only the household of these victims, but the country by extension.Noting the impact on the country, Lawrence pointed out that the nation’s overall development was susceptible to attenuation as Guyana continued to lose its most valuable resources owing to the “war” that has been launched against the womenfolk.“This signals for us a lamentable negative and a deterrent to our overall national development, for we are losing our most important resource, which is so crucial to the sustainability of our nation,” Lawrence said.The Minister said that the Government was aware of the quickly escalating issue and has been working to put in place measures that would secure the women of Guyana; however, these efforts seemed not to be working, as the number of women being murdered at the hands of their partners continued to rise.“It seems that there are wanton murders, that domestic problems are being resolved today with recourse to extremely violent action. No longer can we hear of amicable solutions to our domestic conflicts.”Considering the importance of having the crisis addressed before another woman suffered the fate of a brutal murder, Lawrence called for a broad-based response to be taken, especially by members of the community. She underscored the significance of healthcare workers and counsellors in tackling the issue at the grassroots level.“There is no doubt a need for more interaction between members of the community, for more trained counsellors and experienced healthcare workers who can provide a forum whereby those suffering from mental illnesses, depression, family upheavals, abuse, can relieve their stress and communicate their problems and difficulties in an atmosphere of confidentiality,” the Minister said.In the most recent case of murder, Pitt, 31, also called “Cindy” of Chelsea Park, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, was hacked to death by her husband of 13 years on June 3.Pitt was at the time performing security duties at the Bygeval Secondary School.Last week, Guyanese national Shemel Mercurius, 17, was shot dead in a New York apartment she shared with her aunt. Her 25-year-old boyfriend has confessed to the brutal slaying.A few days earlier, Leelawattie Sookhoo, 37, and her 10-year-old daughter, Tisha Ahiram, were reportedly strangled to death by Sookdeo’s 22-year old lover in Suriname.Another woman, Hafeeza Rohaman, 28, was allegedly murdered by her husband and buried in a shallow grave in Helena No 2, Mahaica.Following this, Leolyn Sullivan was stabbed to death in her Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) home by her husband during an argument.Also this year, Bibi Zabida Khan’s body was found in a trench at Zeelugt in January after she had gone missing. It was later confirmed that she had been murdered by her husband who then disposed of her body.In March 2016, Indrawattie Somwar was hacked to death by her husband, while Simone Hackett, a mother of one, was murdered by her ex-lover and her body dumped in a Cummings Lodge trench.Only recently, Latchmini Shivpujan’s lifeless body was found in her apartment at Old Road, Crane, West Coast Demerara.last_img read more

14 Jan

Sherriff’s Blunder Stalls USAID US$4.6M Damages Hearing

first_imgA US$4.6 million damages lawsuit for breach of contract, filed against the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Winrock International, could not take place again yesterday after it was discovered that the sheriff (Court officer) of the Commercial Court did not serve the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) a copy of the complaint levied against the two US-based entities.The allegation was brought against the defendants by the Semoh Group of Companies, a local construction firm.The Ministry serves as a liaison between the court and the two US-based institutions.The case was first suspended when the ministry’s lawyers and those of the two US entities failed to appear in court.The dramatic event started yesterday when both lawyers of the MOFA and Semoh Group of Companies appeared in anticipation of a hearing due to a communication from Judge Chan-Chan A. Paegar.When the lawyers appeared, a lawyer from the ministry informed the court that they were not served a copy of Semah’s complaint.To establish the truthfulness of the ministry’s claim, Judge Paegar launched an investigation in the matter.It was during the investigation that it was established the sheriff never served the ministry with a copy of the complaint.When the sheriffs were asked why they did not serve the ministry, one of them secretly told Judge Paegar that he left the document in the office of the Chief of Protocol at the ministry. Besides, there was nothing in the court’s file to show that the document was served on the ministry. Thereafter, Judge Paegar suspended yesterday’s hearing and advised that the process be restarted.In their lawsuit, Semoh Group of Companies pleaded with the court to order the defendants to pay US$379,043.37 as specific damages, which they claimed represents the initial contract price and an additional amount of US$4,500,000 as general damages for the psychological effect and disparagement of the defendants’ conduct and injury caused them.The court records alleged that on May 1, 2014, Winrock International, an American run non-profit organization obtained a contract from USAID for the construction of the Kwendin Biomass Electricity Pilot Project in Nimba County to the tone of US$296,535.56 to provide electricity.They further alleged that on July 18, the same year, seven modifications to the original contract were initiated and effected with an additional cost of US$82,575.82, thereby increasing the contact value to US$379,043.37. Fortunately, the records claimed, Winrock International sub-contracted the project to Semoh Group of Companies.The duration of the contract, according to the document, was from May 2014 to September 2014, but Semoh claimed that due to the Ebola crisis in the country, they extended the contract to October 2014.They also claimed Winrock International advised them that before they could be qualified for the contract, they should obtain an overdraft facility of US$150,000 which they obtained from Afriland First Bank in Monrovia. They said to implement the contract they obtained a performance surety bond from the Africa Insurance Company of Liberia in the amount of US$59,307.13. They further paid an amount of US$97,000 to the All Power Labs of USA for three gasifiers units in the contract, and an additional US$30,000 payment against the US$78,775 for poles and cables from Richmond Company in Ghana.But to their surprise, USAID said Winrock International had breached the contractual agreement and so they re-advertised it. It also gave the construction of the Kwendin Biomass Project to another company in violation of the contractual agreement between the two entities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 Jan

Major upgrades for wharfs and stellings – Patterson

first_img…no mention of Charity wharfCitizens who rely heavily on ferry services will soon benefit from improved facilities as rehabilitation works are set to commence shortly on stellings and wharfs across the country.This is according to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson who made this announcement recently during a live local radio programme. He said the project will include the preparation of detailed designs and cost estimates for the rehabilitation of sea defences and ancillary waterfront development.Minister Patterson noted that the stellings will be designed into a modern market-like environment, while noting that these upgrades are necessary, especially for persons using this facility to ply their trade.One of the stellings expected to be rehabilitated soonHowever, despite a report presented by the engineer of the Public Infrastructure Ministry claiming that the Charity Market Centre Wharf have sunk more than six inches and poses a serious risk to life and limb, there was no mention of works to be done at that facility.In his 2018 Budget speech last year, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had announced that $250 million was allocated to upgrade the Bartica and Leguan stellings.Additionally, it was also revealed at the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s end of year review that studies for the rehabilitation of the Parika, Supenaam and Wakenaam stellings would be undertaken.A total of $534 million was allotted in the 2017 Budget to the department, and $240 million will be used on vessels, while $294.2 million will aid in upgrading stellings.Another $20.0 million was allotted for the construction of two water taxis.Some $130 million will be used to extend the current narrow driveway of the Supenaam stelling to permit easier passage of long-based trucks. The entire driveway will also be asphalted.In July 2016, the MV Sabanto had collided with the floatation unit and cluster piles causing extensive damage to the Supenaam stelling. Subsequently, rehabilitation works were executed by the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation to the tune of $17 million.Additional works were executed to the Supenaam stelling, including rehabilitation to the side loading system where three piles were replaced, re-installation of defective galvanised safety rails and lamp poles, and recasting of defective curb walls. Sections of the driveway are to be covered with asphalt.The sum of $20 million will be used on the Morawhanna stelling which will see some rehabilitation works, including works on the bond and wharf, and the fender system will be reconstructed. “This facility was last rehabilitated in December 2005.Some $10 million will be spent on rehabilitating the New Amsterdam and Rosignol stellings. Areas to be addressed include the lavatory block for staff and passengers, office space, lunch room and a few deck planks.Further, rehabilitation works will commence on the dilapidated Mazaruni dockyard. The entire docking facility and workshop would be rehabilitated at a total cost of approximately $50 million.The contract for the rehabilitation of the goods wharf has been awarded to M Sukhai Contracting Service to the tune of $58.9 million.Meanwhile, for vessels, general docking and rehabilitation of the MV Sabanto and MV Kanawan were executed by EC Vieira to the tune of $77.5 million and $76.9 million respectively.Other vessels docked include the MV Makouria, MB Sandaka, MV Lady Northcote and MV Malali among others.last_img read more

29 Dec

Job Vacancy: Part-time Lorry Driver required

first_imgWERS Waste Management in Donegal are looking for a part time lorry driver to join their accomplished team. Successful candidates will be required for household bin collections in Donegal areas and will need to be in possession of a C Licence and CPC Passes.Requirements: C Licence and CPC Passes3years driving experienceMust be punctual, reliable and a committed team playerGood Communication skillsApplications with a short CV by email to donegal@werswaste.ie or contact our office on 074 91 64718Job Vacancy: Part-time Lorry Driver required was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:driving jobslorry driverWers Wastelast_img read more

28 Dec


first_imgThe Barons have put their heads together in business!When local woman Leona Barron heads to the RDS in Dublin next month to exhibit at the Pregnancy and Baby Fair, it will mark a huge milestone for the mother of two.The mum of two who established thriving ecommerce business, Pretty Baby Hair Accessories, from her own kitchen table – just by finding a solution to keeping her new-born baby’s big mop of black hair from falling into her eyes.“When Grace (who is now aged 5) was born, she had a beautiful full head of black hair and I was looking for clips to keep the hair from her eyes. The only ones I could find in stores were metal ones that were too harsh to put on a newborns head, so initially all I did was wrap the clips in some pretty ribbon to soften them against her head. People started asking me then where I got them. I started making some for friends and family members, but at that point it was very much a hobby.”A former Economics and Business Studies teacher, Leona who lives with her husband Seamus and children Grace (5) and Michael (3) in Galdonagh, Manorcunningham, had been teaching full-time in a school in England before she came back to Ireland to get married.Here, the best she could find was a subbing position that she admits, was soul destroying.“You had to get up, get dressed and ready every morning and hope that the call would come. A lot of days it didn’t, but even when it did you went into unfamiliar classes, you never really got to know your students, it was tough. When an administration role at Letterkenny firm SITA became available, she applied and was successful. It was a job she loved, but developing her own business idea was never far from her mind.“I was always creative; I love to make things, so this was a nice hobby. When I became pregnant a second time I started to look towards filling the time that I would be off work and it’s really from there that the business idea grew.”Leona created an entire range of ultra soft baby headbands, hair clips and accessories specifically for the newborn to toddler market and then set about getting a website built to launch them. It was all entirely new to her.“When the children were asleep I sat down and taught myself Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and basic Digital Marketing. I was creating the first online store in Ireland that exclusively made hair accessories for newborns to toddlers. After many months of intense work, I managed to get the website to the number one position in Google searches in both Ireland and the UK and the orders really started coming in.As the business was getting off the ground I was trying to juggle it with my full-time job and looking after my young family and it was all pretty hectic. I realised that I needed to do something to restore the work-life balance, so I left my job to concentrate on Pretty Baby Hair Accessories. And thankfully, that decision has paid off.” Since October 2013 Leona has watched the orders increase hugely on her website www.prettybabyhair.co.uk. To date the business has shipped thousands of orders to customers in over 50 countries around the world. And with this extraordinary growth of Pretty Baby Hair Accessories, new plans are already in place for the business.Leona’s days are all mapped out around her kids’ schedules, from making the products to processing and posting the orders but she is ambitious and determined and is designing a new product range made from organic cotton, with her eye on launching a baby boy accessories range before the end of 2016.“I do have to outsource a small percentage of the components I use to make my products, but the vast majority of all the products are handmade by me. When I get my new product range up and running I will need to employ someone else who is a specialist in sewing to help with the workload, but I really see that as an opportunity for employing another work-at-home person locally.”Her emphasis on local benefits where possible, is already evident on her website where she collaborated with Pure Purple Studios in Letterkenny, providing samples for photo shoots that gave her some stunning images to use on her website. “I knew from the start the significance of the brand identity, I needed people to come on the site and think wow! These products are gorgeous. It was brilliant to be able to collaborate with Pure Purple, they got some great shots and so did we, while the parents who brought their children along got a free print so everyone was happy!”In April however Leona faces a new challenge when she heads to the RDS for Ireland’s largest exhibition, The Pregnancy and Baby Fair, where she will be showcasing her brand alongside some of the biggest names in the global baby industry. The prospect is one that scares her a little, but excites her even more.“All my sales so far have been online, every single one. This will be the first time that I will be out front and actually meeting customers face to face, showcasing my physical product to them. The organisers expect around 20,000 visitors over the course of the weekend, so it will be busy and hopefully a big success.”It’s all a far cry from wrapping some ribbon around some hard baby hair clips five years ago to keep her newborn baby’s fringe from falling into her eyes, but Leona says giving a business idea a real go is something she’d love to see more women try.“I knew nothing about any of this, but I saw a niche in the market and after doing some research I went for it. I didn’t have a huge outlay but I did work hard and was determined to make it succeed if I could. There are thousands of woman around the world who are at home developing their own business ideas in between changing nappies and doing the school run. I would encourage anyone with a good idea and something to sell, to seize the opportunity. Who knows where it might lead them!”WORKING AT HOME HAS FRINGE BENEFITS FOR LEONA! was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalhair productsmanorcunninghamSinead Barronlast_img read more

26 Dec


first_imgLETTERKENNY jockey Martin Harley has his nose in front in the race for the UK apprentice crown.There was an excellent piece about his progress in yesterday’s Irish Independent.You can read that article by clicking here: http://www.independent.ie/sport/horse-racing/bolger-school-puts-harley-on-road-to-uk-apprentice-crown-2924750.htmlLETTERKENNY JOCKEY ON COURSE FOR UK CROWN was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jockeyletterkennyMartin Harleylast_img read more

25 Dec

Vets remind pet owners on bird care

first_img @tagline: From Staff and Wire Reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The damage is preventable if bird owners feed their winged pets properly, vets say. The CVMA recommends all bird owners consult their veterinarian about the best nutrition for their birds. Our feathered friends should see a veterinarian regularly, throughout their long lives. “Many times, I won’t see a parrot for a first check-up until it’s 20 years old, and that’s too late,’ says Dr. Alan Fudge, owner of Bird Doctor House Calls and president of the California Avian Laboratory. “By that time, a condition is chronic or life-threatening.’ Regular checkups with an avian specialist, who looks at behavioral and environmental issues as well as nutrition, are preventive medicine. Owners often are pleasantly surprised to see how a change in care routines eliminates a bird’s nervous habit or health problem. “Birds, by nature, are highly intelligent and social creatures and benefit from attention by their owners,’ says Fudge. The California Veterinary Medical Association on Tuesday reminded pet owners to remember birds when marking National Pet Wellness Month this month. The annual observation traditionally focuses on care for dogs and cats, but California veterinarians say this is an opportune time for bird owners to reassess their bird’s nutritional and behavioral needs. Healthy birds can be long-time companions if owners follow a few basic pet care steps: balanced diet, behavior management, and regular veterinary examinations. “The life expectancy of a bird can be 30 years or even much more,’ says CVMA president Eric Weigand, DVM. “But many birds die much earlier because of poor diets. Malnutrition can result in numerous disorders that damage the respiratory and digestive system as well as the skin, liver, bones, feathers and beak.’ last_img read more

18 Dec

SAA passes global environmental test

first_img11 June 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has become one of only six airlines in the world to be awarded “stage one” status in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) environmental assessment, the airline announced on Sunday. The IATA environmental assessment is a two-year programme to develop and establish an environmental standard and management system for over 240 IATA member airlines. The standard will involve general and on-board recycling, efficient flight and airport operations, limiting and reducing carbon emissions, general energy efficiency and environmentally conscious procurement procedures. SAA was invited by IATA to participate in the programme. “As part of SAA’s group environment strategy and in SAA’s continuous effort to become one of the world’s greenest airlines, our customers can fly assured that we are taking great steps to establish ourselves as a market leader when it comes to environmentally friendly operations, efficient aircraft, green buildings and environmentally conscious employees,” the airline’s spokesperson, Tlali Tlali, said in a statement. The IATA environmental assessment is the first environmental management system for the aviation sector. “I am delighted to announce that SAA has satisfied the independent assessors and passed the IATA environmental assessment stage one,” said IATA’s Paul Steele. “This makes SAA one of the world’s leading carriers in the areas of environmental responsibility and sustainability.” South African Airways aims to comply with applicable international regulations and integrating environmental concerns with all SAA’s planning and decision-making processes through the implementation of effective environmental management systems. It also involves working towards industry goals such as a cap on aviation carbon emissions from 2020, with the aim being carbon neutral growth, and an average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% per year between 2009 and 2020. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more