Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Chubbs

first_imgFacebook98Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Chubbs! He is a 5-year-old, 121-pound, Labrador Retriever mix, who is available July 9.  Chubbs is a strong boy whose middle name should be “Mellow.” He wants nothing more than to be a part of the family. He will greet you with a Happy Dance that shows off his happy disposition. Because Chubbs lived in a yard all his life, he is currently learning leash manners. Previously, he lived in a home with children (small at first but they grew into teens), another cat and dog, so he is used to being around other animals. Chubbs is extremely sweet, smart, and loving. He has will require a fenced yard at his new home so he will be his happy self.Further questions?  Currently, emails are the only method of communication.  We all care about the health of our 2-legged caregivers and the community at large, so as a precaution we are suspending our public open hours.  We are still taking email inquiries, on-line applications and will be in touch with you as soon as we are able.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this time! Stay Well!Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

Southern Chiefs thump Fly 32-0 in women’s 7s final

first_imgIt was a scruffy first couple of minutes from both teams to start off the game.The Chiefs were presented with the first opportunity to score and did not let it go to waste as Freda Waula crossed over the try line to make it 5-0.This was left as the halftime score.Right from the second half kick-off is where the Chiefs started their scoring spree as Manda Ipat made a break to run 40 metres to score.A poor restart from Fly cost them another five points as Waula grabbed her second for the match.The Chiefs scored three more tries in the last three minutes. The last try went to the sister of Waula, Vero Waula.In the Cup grand final, Harlequins beat Spartans 22-10.last_img read more

CCPA hosts special parenting training in Region 10

first_imgThe Linden branch of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) is on a mission to significantly decrease incidents of child abuse by targeting parents who are neglecting their children, thus leaving them vulnerable.A section of the graduating group at Linden Foundation Secondary School, Amelia’s WardA section of the graduation at Linden Foundation Secondary School Amelia’s WardFor 2018, hundreds of parents from eight communities across Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) have benefited from this special parenting training. During the week of June 17-22, 86 parents from Coomacka Mines graduated and 56 from the community of Amelia’s Ward. Other communities that benefited were Canvas City, Victory Valley, Old England, and Nottinghamshire.The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that acting CCPA supervisor in Region 10, Huette Moore revealed that the initiative was the brainchild of Director of Children Services, Ann Greene. In a previous interview, Greene had said that one way to reduce the incidents of child abuse was to raise awareness among parents. Many parents, she said, lack the capacity to parent responsibly, thus putting their children at risk.In an invited comment, Moore said: “Parents have to see that they need to be the role models for their children by the example they set … when they get frustrated, they can come to CCPA for guidance on how to deal with the situation.”Moore revealed that parents found guilty of neglect would now face the full brunt of the law. As such, the Agency’s initiative aims to prevent familial situations from reaching to this stage, while decreasing incidents of abuse in the Region.At a recent graduation held at the Linden Foundation Secondary School in Amelia’s Ward on June 21, acting Linden Town Clerk Orleena Obermuller advised parents, “Good parenting means teaching him or her(the child) to lead a good and happy life in our imperfect world. Being a good parent means you need to teach your child morals: what is right and what is wrong. Setting limits and being firm and kind can be two keys to good discipline.”One graduate from the parenting training, Marcia Peters, explained that the programme was of tremendous benefit to her, and made a commitment to share what she learnt with others. “It has been a tremendous thing for me. I learned how to better deal with problems with children and I hope that this is a continuous programme, so that everybody that missed it will able to get the opportunity to learn how to handle situations better,” she said.Statistics in 2017 revealed that Region 10 has the highest child abuse rate, with child neglect topping the charts followed by child sexual abuse.The CCPA will be targeting as many communities as possible until the entire Region 10 has been reached. Other programmes such as the teenage pregnancy prevention programme will also be rolled out.last_img read more

Kane seals Spurs place back in the Champions League

first_img0Shares0000Harry Kane celebrates scoring his 28th Premier League goal of the season to give Tottenham the lead against Newcastle. Photo/DMLONDON, United Kingdom, May 9 – Tottenham Hotspur will play Champions League football for a third consecutive year next season as Harry Kane’s winner earned a nervy 1-0 win over Newcastle at Wembley on Wednesday.Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield means Spurs opened up a four-point gap on their London rivals with just one game of the Premier League season remaining. Victory also moved Mauricio Pochettino’s men above Liverpool into third.Spurs had won just one of their previous five games as a late season slump threatened to cost them Champions League football at the club’s new 62,000 capacity stadium next season.And in their penultimate match at temporary home Wembley, the hosts were grateful to some good fortune and wayward Newcastle finishing to seal their return to Europe’s premier club competition next season.A Christian Eriksen free-kick unconvincingly parried to safety by Martin Dubravka was Spurs’ only threat early on as a Newcastle side that has now lost their past four games since mathematically securing survival posed the greater threat.Jonjo Shelvey smashed a free-kick from the edge of the box off the post before Hugo Lloris produced a fine flying save to his right to parry a powerful header from Jamaal Lascelles.Dwight Gayle headed over a decent opportunity with a free header from close range and then saw a tame effort comfortably handled by Lloris once more.With tension among the home support rising, Spurs fans could barely believe their eyes when Kane completely failed to make contact as the ball fell invitingly for home with just Dubravka to beat just before the break.Kane on target: Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane vies with Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame© AFP Ian KINGTONKane hasn’t been at his best since returning from ankle ligament damage last month that kept him sidelined for three weeks.However, England’s talisman still can’t be offered too many clear-cut chances, and he made amends to settle Spurs’ nerves five minutes into the second-half.Son Heung-min’s low cross teed up Kane to open his body and curl home his 39th goal of the season into the top corner.Confidence restored, Spurs could have added to their lead as Dubravka did well to save from Jan Vertonghen’s volleyed effort.However, there were still a few scares to survive for Spurs men as Ayoze Perez fluffed his lines with a great chance to equalise and Matt Richie saw claims for a penalty as he went down under a challenge from Lloris waved away.Newcastle substitute Jacob Murphy then had the visitors best chance of the night, but blasted high and wide to a palpable sense of relief.The Spurs fans rose to their feet to greet Toby Alderweireld’s return as a substitute. The Belgian having been sidelined by Pochettino in recent months reportedly due to his refusal to sign a new contract with the club.And seconds later there were more celebrations as news of the full-time score filtered through from Stamford Bridge that Chelsea’s Champions League chase had faltered.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Micah Richards: Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph has asked me about Manchester City

first_imgNew Aston Villa signing Micah Richards has revealed that team-mate Fabian Delph has asked him for his thoughts amid reported interest from Manchester City.England midfielder Delph has been linked with an £8million summer switch to the Etihad Stadium.Richards, 27, played a key role in City’s FA Cup and Premier League triumphs of 2011 and 2012 respectively but was then restricted to just nine league appearances over the next two seasons.And the England international, who spent last season on loan at Italian side Fiorentina, does not think it is a decision the 25-year-old should take lightly.“Every player wants to play at the highest level. If he’s going to be playing Champions League… I don’t know, but if he’s going there to be a squad player, then no,’ said Richards.“James Milner has played six or seven positions and still wanted to leave.“So if he gets assurances he’s going to play then the decision is his. I wouldn’t say don’t go to Manchester City, because if he’s playing well he could play.“If you’re good enough you’ll play.“It’s just being given that chance. If he [City manager Manuel Pellegrini] is going to give him the chance to play then it’s hard to turn down the chance of playing Champions League football.“To be fair he has asked me what I think about the situation. I told him I can’t comment to be honest.“I don’t want to say go there and then he [Pellegrini] doesn’t play him – he’ll be ringing me up afterwards!”Richards won the last of his 13 England caps in February 2012 and hopes the move to Villa can revive his career, something Delph must consider if weighing up a move to join City’s star-studded squad.He added: “It makes it difficult because next year is the Euros.“If you go to Man City and find yourself only playing 10 games and someone [else] has a really good season that player is going to play for England. Things can change.“Sometimes you’ve got to strike when the iron’s hot and Delph is playing well but it’s a difficult decision. I’m sure he’ll make the right one.” Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph 1last_img read more


first_imgLocal/Donegal Pharmacy owner, Tom Murray, has taken great strides with his new venture, “The Mediation Practice”, and has led the popular pharmacist to receive an academic qualification from the prestigious and world famous Harvard University. Tom has worked as a pharmacist in his own business in Ramelton and Castlefinn for several years now, including receiving the prestigious award of Pharmacist of the Year 2013.In that time he was a key negotiator with the Irish Pharmacy Union, during their negotiations with the HSE and the Minister for Health. This sparked an interest and a passion for him and he followed that through with the founding of The Mediation Practice.Tom specialises in workplace and commercial disputes and community dispute resolution.He has a proven track record in facilitating groups to achieve a way forward to solve or mange their disputes, be they in contractual matters or social.A keen negotiator, with an interest in strategy, he offers negotiations training and consultation for ongoing commercial negotiations. He has been working with the renowned Harvard Law School and it’s Program on Negotiations, and received an invitation to attend the university and it’s outstanding facilities.He is pictured here, receiving his academic awards from Assistant Professor of Law Jennifer Reynolds, and her colleague Sam Straus, at the end of an intense advanced course of developing Negotiation Strategies Tools and Skills for Success.DONEGAL PHARMACIST PROVES TO BE A SUCCESS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY was last modified: June 11th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Romer unveils $36M plan to overhaul high schools

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 “It’s a program to jump-start the reform of these schools….We have to improve the academic performance of these schools, we want them to graduate and to complete the A-G (mandatory college preparatory) curriculum.” The high-school program will be funded with state grants and revenue from taxpayer-approved bonds, Romer said. Seventeen schools are targeted for the program _ none in the San Fernando Valley. Roughly $16 million will be spent for instructional improvements, such as hiring more teachers and counselors and reducing class size. An additional $10 million in bond funds will be spent to upgrade science labs, improve libraries and make other renovations; and $10 million will be spent to upgrade campuses and replace aging furniture. The amount allocated to schools will be based on the number of students and the level of need, Romer said. The idea is to get a start on reform efforts before Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reform program debuts for in the 2007-08 school year. The district hopes that the program will continue as the state repays $2.9 billion borrowed from California’s public schools during a budget crisis. “It’s important to see this as accelerating by one year the owed money by the state,” school board member David Tokofsky said. “This is akin to sending Band-Aids to Baghdad. This is not to be seen as a piece unto itself, but part of a larger district emphasis.” LAUSD has previously worked on improving elementary achievement _ an effort that produced noticeable results. But, in recent years, they began shifting their focus on secondary school reform, to reduce the achievement gap and reduce dropout rates, which according to the state are about 33 percent. The lowest performing high schools in the district that will benefit from the program are: Banning, Belmont, Bell, Crenshaw, Dorsey, Fremont, Garfield, Huntington Park, Jefferson, Jordan, Locke, Los Angeles, Manual Arts, Roosevelt, Santee, Washington Prep and Wilson. Los Angeles’ Dorsey High School’s Principal, George Bartleson, said the money would make a big difference at his school. “It’s going to help us tremendously. I’m concerned right now about funding for staff and this will provide money for additional counselors, lowering class size and improving facilities,” Bartleson said. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As the state announces that 14 percent of LAUSD’s high school seniors had failed the mandatory exit exam and will not graduate this month, Superintendent Roy Romer unveiled a $36 million program to overhaul some of the district’s lowest-performing high schools. While Romer’s plan has been in the works since September, its release coincides with efforts to fend off a takeover by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has blasted Los Angeles Unified for its high dropout rates and low test scores. The proposed program would target improving instruction, adding personnel, closing the achievement gap and improving facilities. “There’s a myth out there that we’re not doing anything that the mayor sometimes contributes to. We’re doing a good deal and we’re going to do a good deal more and that’s showing in our scores,” Romer said at a news conference.last_img read more


first_imgSchool Holiday Activity – Children’s Arts and Crafts, Mevagh Family Resource Centre will run arts and crafts sessions for children during Holy week. Details are: Tuesday 26th March from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon for 5 to 7 year olds and Wednesday 27th March from 10.30 am until 12:00 noon for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking is essential and activities will only run with sufficient numbers. For further details, please contact the centre on 9155055 or text 087 9228944.Mevagh Men’s Group – usual meeting on Tuesday 26th March at 8:00 pm in the Resource Centre. Facilitator: Noel McBride.Craft Group meet every Thursday at the Resource Centre from 10.30 am until 12.00 noon. Rambles around Ros Goill – Mevagh Family Resource Centre are holding a fundraising 5k & 10k walk on Good Friday, 29th March beginning at the centre. Registration at 10am for 10:30am start. Sponsorship forms are available. Refreshments served afterwards at the centre. The walk is open to everyone from hill walkers to ramblers, teens to toddlers. No dogs are allowed on walks. More info. on 074 9155055.Mevagh Family Resource Centre will be closed on Good Friday, 29th March and on Easter Monday, 1st April.Yoga for Beginners – Help reduce stress and tension, create a sense of well being and calm and improve muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina. A six-week course will commence in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre, Downings on Thursday 4th April at 7pm. Cost is €40. Contact Helen on 087 0545744 to reserve your place. Classes for Children and Senior Citizens to follow.Moving Mevagh Forward propose to produce a map of an area encompassing the parish of Mevagh. It would include such items as tourist attractions, things to do, things to see, places to go and of course the many and varied tourist facilities in the area. If you would like your establishment or attraction listed on map, email your interest to Féile Carraig Arts & Culture – Would you like to facilitate a workshop or event at féile carraig arts & culture 2013? We are currently programming events for this years Festival & are looking for some new ideas and upcoming talent to showcase! Visual art, literature, dance, music or drama or any cultural activities e.g. crafts, baking, history. Email or contact Anna on 0877698653.Library Service – Members of Taobh Tíre, our rural library service, can order books from Donegal County Library that can then be collected in Mevagh Resource Centre’s Library. The Centre has a computer that provides access to an online catalogue of books, videos, CDs, DVDs and audio books. Membership is free and 6 books can be taken out at a time for 6 weeks. To become a member please call in to Mevagh family Resource Centre with proof of your address (i.e. drivers licence or utility bill).Information Fair on Education, Training and Jobs, taking place at the Gateway Hotel on Wednesday, March 20th from 10:30 am until 2:30pm. There will be a wide range of organisations and colleges in attendance and it’s a great opportunity for people to get a flavour of what’s on offer and be able to have a chat with the different providers. DD LOCAL – MEVAGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES, DOWNINGS was last modified: March 19th, 2013 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:Mevagh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more


first_imgANIMAL welfare experts are looking after two dogs rescued in County Donegal this week that may have been underfed since birth.Animals in Need Donegal says a vet believes the dogs have been starved since they were puppies.“The vet thinks they have been starved since puppies as they are so small and that they are between 18 -24 months now,” said a spokesperson. The dogs – one male and one female – were found in deplorable conditions.Their coats are matted and torn.They each weigh just over 7 kilo grammes.After being cared for over the past 24 hours, the rescuers say both dogs have now tried to wag their tails. If you can help in any way, through a donation or otherwise, you can contact the charity at DOGS RESCUED BY DONEGAL ANIMAL CHARITY HAD BEEN ‘STARVED FROM BIRTH’ was last modified: June 8th, 2013 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:DOGS RESCUED BY DONEGAL ANIMAL CHARITY HAD BEEN ‘STARVED FROM BIRTH’last_img read more


first_imgHAVE A GO RECIPEBoulangère potatoesPommes boulangère originated in France centuries ago when people in rural areas did not own ovens and would bring their dish to be cooked at the local bakery. Ingredients3 cloves of garlic6 large potatoes/enough to fill wide shallow dish(a roasting tin can also be used)1 onion 1 stock cube (beef, chicken or vegetarian)Butter (optional)Preheat the oven to 180cPeel and finely slice potatoes into rounds.Finely chop onion. Arrange in layers of potato and sprinkle with onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Finish with a few dots of butter on the potatoes.Pour over the stock ensuring potatoes are covered.Place in oven and cook for 50 mins. (Cooking time will also depend on thickness of potato slices).Serve with Cumberland sausages or roast chicken or stuffed peppers. HAVE A GO RECIPE: BOULANGERE POTATOES was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Boulangère potatoeshave a go recipelast_img read more