Animal welfare group’s appeal to help scalded cats

first_imgEmail Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleNumber of children homeless in Limerick continues to riseNext articleStronger Garda response needed to tackle city criminals David Raleigh A COUNTY Limerick animal welfare group has appealed for funds to cover the cost of treatment for three cats that were scalded with boiling water.The Deel Animal Action Group in Newcastle West posted graphic pictures sent by a woman who found the injured cats in her yard.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One of three cats reportedly scalded with hot water and found in the Newcastle West“We were notified about three cats that have been coming into someone’s yard and eating their family cat’s food. The finder was concerned about them as they had what appeared to be burn marks on them,” the animal welfare group stated on its Facebook page.“She took photos and sent them to us. One of our volunteers went out and managed to trap one of them .”Posting a photo of one of the injured cats, the group added that they took her to the vets where the extent of the injuries was confirmed.Adding that they had more photographs that were too graphic to post, the group said that all three cats were in a similar of three cats reportedly scalded with hot water and found in the Newcastle West“The vet has advised us that the treatment will consist of a minimum four days in the vets having dressings changed daily under sedation. Then into a foster home until they are pain free and back to reasonable health.”The Facebook post said the cat they managed to capture was in tremendous pain but the vet was of the opinion that with the right care, she will make a good recovery”.The group asked for donations to help with the veterinary bills.The group currently has over 30 cats and kittens in its care as well as a number of dogs.“This means we have significantly high vet bills, to the tune of around €8,000. So taking on these babies as well will only add to the pressure we are under,” the group said.center_img NewsAnimal welfare group’s appeal to help scalded catsBy David Raleigh – September 4, 2019 160 Print Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more


Instagram, JED start mental health initiative

first_imgWhitlock discussed her research on social media practices, which was used to help develop the toolkit. She connected with thousands of Instagram users from different countries to understand the typical experience on the platform and how it impacts their mental health.  Social media influencers (second-from-left to right) “Teen Wolf” actor Tyler Posey, former USC volleyball player and mental health activist Victoria Garrick and Instagrammer Iffah Karim talked about their experiences with the app.  (Julia Mazzucco | Daily Trojan) “I wasn’t accepting the fact that I was stressed, and I wasn’t feeling great and I wasn’t happy … I just kept trying to bury it with perfect pictures,” Garrick said.  Instagram chose USC as the site to launch the toolkit to improve mental health resources for students. “We were looking at social comparison and pressure and image, and what better place than to be in the heart of Los Angeles, of a place where that is really prevalent?”  said Carolyn Merrell, Instagram’s public policy manager.  Media influencer Carri Twigg moderated the two panel discussions on the importance of healthy Instagram habits. The first panel featured Merrell, Cornell University researcher Janis Whitlock and JED’s chief medical doctor Victor Schwartz.  Posey said he tries to portray himself realistically on Instagram to promote an authentic image to his nearly 6 million Instagram followers. The “Pressure to be Perfect” event promoted the 35-page booklet, which instructs students on mindful social media practices and cautions the negative impacts of excessive screen time. The toolkit includes tips on how to meaningfully use Instagram and three quizzes to assess one’s personal social media use.  Garrick said during her time at USC, she felt that she needed to cultivate a specific image on Instagram to get more likes and comments. She began Photoshopping herself to reflect common beauty standards, which led her to experience anxiety and body image issues.   “The people who have figured out how to use it in the best way have figured out how to slot Instagram and other social media into the landscape of their life already,” Whitlock said. “It’s not something that they built their life around.”  Merrell said Instagram heard concerns from young people about how the platform affected their self image and decided to pursue a mental health initiative. “On Instagram we see incredible things, we see people connecting with things that they love … but what we also see is that it can be a very complicated place,” Merrell said.  Schwartz emphasized that Instagram can help people connect around the globe, but also cautioned against using the platform as a way to create a disingenuous image. He said that the toolkit helps to solidify that message.  “I love that I have a following, that people listen to me … but I realize that I’m a role model whether I like it or not,” Posey said.  Daily Trojan associate managing editor Natalie Bettendorf spoke at the event. Leaders from Instagram and the Jed Foundation spoke  Wednesday about promoting healthy habits on social media for students through a mental health toolkit the two organizations created.  The second panel featured social media influencers, including “Teen Wolf” actor Tyler Posey, former USC volleyball player and mental health advocate Victoria Garrick and Instagrammer Iffah Karim. The panelists described their personal journeys with Instagram and how to use the platform in a mindful way. last_img read more


Miami Marlins Home Opener Canceled due to COVID Outbreak

first_img(Miami, FL) — A coronavirus outbreak on the Miami Marlins is forcing the cancelation of the team’s home opener tonight.ESPN reports there are now at least 14 cases of the virus on the team. The Marlins were scheduled to fly home and play two games against the Baltimore Orioles.The Marlins are still in Philadelphia after opening their season against the Phillies.last_img


Career in limbo, Steelers LB Shazier helping in other ways

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — At least one portion of Ryan Shazier’s daily routine hasn’t changed much from the previous time the Pittsburgh Steelers were preparing to face Cincinnati, even if the rest of the injured linebacker’s life is hardly the same. Shazier still makes his way to the club’s practice facility around 7 a.m. most days. Any teammate willing to drop by Shazier’s usual spot can feel free to pull out a notebook and start jotting Shazier’s thoughts while he serves as both peer and professor.“He’s just trying to find little nitpick things,” Pittsburgh rookie safety Terrell Edmunds said.It is Shazier’s way of staying connected to the game even as he continues his long and inspiring recovery from that frightening moment last December when the Pro Bowler lowered his helmet to hit Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone late in the first quarter, a play that ended with Shazier clutching his lower back in agony while players knelt around him in prayer and Paul Brown Stadium feel eerily silent.Ten months later, the sight of Shazier being taken off the field on a stretcher before being placed in an ambulance remains fresh as the Steelers (2-2-1) brace themselves for their annual visit to Cincinnati (4-1) on Sunday.“It was just a really weird feeling after that happened,” Pittsburgh linebacker L.J. Fort said. “You’d make a good play but nobody was really jumping around or was excited or anything like that, so it was really sobering moment and brought to the forefront that football is not the most important thing in life.”Playing amid a mixture of fear for their friend and uncertainty over Shazier’s status, the Steelers rallied for a 23-20 victory .Asked how they managed to recover emotionally in time to put together a stirring rally, they’re still not sure. In the immediate aftermath of Shazier’s injury there was only chaos and confusion.Outside linebacker Bud Dupree admitted he and inside linebacker Vince Williams — two of Shazier’s closest friends on the team — were under the impression Shazier had been blindsided by a member of the Bengals. The two spent the rest of the first half looking for revenge.“We were just walking around trying (to hit) the first person we see,” Dupree said. “We weren’t worried about football. We wanted to take up for our brother.”In the end, it’s Shazier who has taken up for his teammates.Though the 26-year-old remains open to the possibility of playing again — he’s able to get around the practice field without assistance these days and his practice clothes remain hanging in his locker much as they have been before he got hurt — he’s intent on helping in other ways.His mere presence provides an emotional lift, but Shazier is intent on being something far beyond an avatar for inspiration. He’s become a go-between of sorts between the coaching staff and the defense. He can cut through the clutter and deliver some “real talk” when necessary.During last Sunday’s 41-17 romp over Atlanta, Shazier sat on the bench with a tablet in hand. After every series the inside linebackers would crowd around him looking for instruction and insight. Shazier would offer words of encouragement when necessary or tips on how to avoid mistakes.“Since he’s not playing, his mental part of the game is so great,” Dupree said. “He shares a lot of stuff with us. He lets us know stuff ahead of time before the coaches even tell us. We already know it. It keeps us on our toes.”And it keeps Shazier engaged. There remains no timetable for when he will make a decision on whether returning to play is feasible. There’s so much going on in his life — from his physical recovery to his new role with the team to becoming a father for a second time — it hardly matters.Football remains an integral part of his plan no matter how his physical recovery goes. When asked if he believes Shazier could become an effective coach whenever his playing career ends, linebacker Tyler Matakevich nods enthusiastically.“You look at him, what he’s been through, how he’s handled it combined with his love for the game and his mind for the game, it’s amazing,” Matakevich said. “It hasn’t changed him. He’s been the same guy since the day I got here.”And in a way, Pittsburgh is counting on it. Shazier will be back on the turf in Cincinnati with the rest of the team on Sunday afternoon as the Steelers look for their first winning streak of the season. When the defense runs onto the field, he’ll linger behind, a feeling that will probably never truly feel normal.Yet if this is the best way for him to contribute, he’ll take it. So will the teammates who have come to rely on him in so many ways.“The only time he really doesn’t come is when he’s tired from rehab,” Dupree said. “You see him on the sideline. He’s active at practice. In the meetings. Never sleeping. Attacking every day like he’s still here.”NOTES: S Morgan Burnett (groin), LB L.J. Fort (ankle) and WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. … LB Vince Williams (hamstring) and Edmunds (calf) were full participants.___More AP NFL: and In this Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers injured linebacker Ryan Shazier, right, poses with Pittsburgh Penguins NhL hockey player Sidney Crosby before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)last_img read more


Westport Winery Finalists in Seattle Magazine Community Involvement Award

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Westport WineryWe were honored to learn that Westport Winery is a finalist in the Seattle Business Magazine Family Business Award for Community Involvement. It is exciting for a modest family business like ours to achieve this level of recognition. We look forward to representing our business and community at the gala in Seattle in December. We even had a photo shoot here this past weekend!In 2017 the Westport Winery was named Greater Grays Harbor Business of the Year. USA Today named the Sea Glass Grill at Westport Winery Garden Resort one of the top five winery restaurants in the nation. The business has been voted Best Winery by King 5 Evening Magazine.In 2016 Westport Winery was honored as one of the top twenty most-admired wineries in North America by Winery & Vineyard Management Magazine. The business earned Best Winery, Best Wine Shop, and Best Boutique Winery for 2016 by South Sound Magazine. They received the Grays Harbor Environmental Stewardship Award in 2015. They were named the Best Washington Family Business Silver Medal winners in 2012 by Seattle Business Magazine. And in 2011 they garnered Washington Winery to Watch by Wine Press Northwest.In Oregon, Westport Winery Seaside is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Westport Winery TASTING @ Cannon Beach is open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.Family-friendly Westport Winery Garden Resort is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The Sea Glass Grill at the resort is open daily or breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information or reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more



first_imgFlavien Prat14626152218%43%$1,636,457 Carla Gaines3252216%28%$412,450 William Spawr2675327%58%$186,652 Bob Baffert6615101023%53%$1,150,095 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS FINISH LINES: Agent Vince DeGregory will undergo throat surgery Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. The 83-year-old veteran currently represents Tiago Pereira, but his former riders are a Who’s Who among jockeys and include seven Hall of Fame members Angel Cordero Jr., Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr., Bill Shoemaker, Alex Solis, Jacinto Vasquez and Jorge Velasquez. DeGregory also booked mounts for Victor Espinoza, Darrel McHargue and Joel Rosario . . . Agent Derek Lawson reports Flavien Prat will ride Calculator for Peter Miller in the Grade II, $300,000 San Carlos Stakes on March 12. Prat also has been booked on Bal a Bali for Richard Mandella in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile the same day . . . Palos Verdes winner Kobe’s Back, a candidate for the San Carlos, worked four furlongs for Peter Eurton in 49.20, while 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red went the same distance in 52.60 for Keith Desormeaux . . . Jockey Edwin Maldonado, enjoying a solid meet for agent J.R. Pegram with 21 wins good for fourth in Santa Anita’s standings, rides maiden winner Bistraya for Ricky Agarie in today’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds . . . The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Baldwin Terrace Room at Santa Anita at 9:30 a.m. The Legislative, Legal, and Regulations Committee will meet in the same location on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend both meetings. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The meeting agendas (Board/Committee) and supporting packages of materials (Board/Committee) also are available on the CHRB website . . . Jockey Efrain Hernandez has been suspended three days (Feb. 21, 25 and 26) for careless riding aboard Just Bookin in Sunday’s fifth race, resulting in a disqualification from first to fourth. Gary Stevens4486518%43%$918,658 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 19) John Sadler5277413%35%$366,009 Peter Miller791041013%30%$395,610 Santiago Gonzalez16530251918%45%$1,226,384 Fernando Perez107109179%34%$559,179 Philip D’Amato8218141322%55%$1,012,170 Steven Miyadi3878518%53%$238,619 Tyler Baze16318272311%42%$978,666 Doug O’Neill11214152013%44%$858,743 Joseph Talamo14817192011%38%$907,964 Patrick Gallagher2363526%61%$464,488 Mike Smith64761111%38%$924,665 Richard Baltas68109915%41%$737,624 DANZING CANDY, UNCLE LINO DRILL FOR SAN FELIPEDONWORTH PREPS FOR RICH SANTA ANITA HANDICAPTIZ A BILLY SET FOR BAFFLE STAKES AFTER TIME OFFZENYATTA’S EXERCISE RIDER WILLARD IS DEAD AT 72 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won J. Keith Desormeaux3164719%55%$223,704 Martin Garcia75128816%37%$774,104 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 Agapito Delgadillo5795616%35%$212,972 Kent Desormeaux661117917%56%$877,359 Mario Gutierrez12515211912%44%$967,876 Drayden Van Dyke90981210%32%$537,544 Edwin Maldonado1152110918%35%$744,125 Mark Glatt5867210%26%$286,755 George Papaprodromou2852518%43%$122,755 Rafael Bejarano15832321520%50%$1,556,572 DONWORTH WORKS FOR $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAPPrepping for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, Donworth worked four furlongs for Doug O’Neill in 48 seconds flat. Donworth was third by a half-length and a nose to Hoppertunity and Imperative in the San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 6.  The Santa Anita Handicap will be run March 12 at 1 ¼ miles.Clockers were busy Saturday morning as 251 workouts were recorded at Santa Anita. Vladimir Cerin2893332%54%$294,925 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Kristin Mulhall2964221%41%$249,535 Peter Eurton6110151016%57%$670,023 Jeff Bonde2472329%50%$155,685 ZENYATTA’S EXERCISE RIDER WILLARD DEAD AT 72Steve Willard, the exercise rider for 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, died Feb. 16 at the age of 72, according to The Paulick Report.In early 2014, Willard was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He grew up in Illinois and began galloping horses at Arlington Park, later becoming a jockey and riding mainly in the Midwest for nearly 20 years.When his riding days were over, he worked for Jack Van Berg, Jacque Fulton and Richard Mandella before joining up with John Shirreffs, trainer of Zenyatta. Martin Pedroza6075312%25%$183,220 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 -30- Jerry Hollendorfer871071311%34%$798,831 TIZ A BILLY SHARP FOR SUNDAY’S BAFFLETiz a Billy comes off a smashing maiden win followed by a bullet workout for Sunday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes for three-year-old at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.A son of Tizway trained by Brian Koriner, Tiz a Billy broke his maiden by 6 ½ lengths on Jan. 16 in his first race in three months. He worked four furlongs Feb. 14 in a bullet 47.40 under Flavien Prat, who rides in the Baffle.“It was just mental, because he ran three times at Del Mar and he was kind of losing his brain, so we gave him time,” Koriner said in explaining the three-month gap between races.“He needed a little time to recover, and he’s put on weight, so we’re looking forward to the Baffle.”The Baffle, which goes as the second race: Tiz a Billy, Flavien Prat, 2-1; Iron Rob, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; Hot Ore, Tyler Baze, 7-2; He’s a Tiger, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Path of David, Joe Talamo, 5-2; and True Brilliance, Fernando Perez, 7-2. THREE-YEAR-OLDS PREP FOR SAN FELIPE STAKESDanzing Candy and Uncle Lino, two contenders for the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on March 12, worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday for the race, a major steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9.Danzing Candy went five furlongs in 1:00.20, while Uncle Lino went four furlongs in 47.80 with Fernando Perez up for trainer Gary Sherlock. Danzing Candy won an allowance race at one mile by nearly six lengths on Feb. 4.“It was a perfect work,” said Cliff Sise Jr., trainer of Danzing Candy, a son of Twirling Candy. “He just galloped. Mike was very happy with him.”Sise was speaking of jockey Mike Smith, who has the mount in the San Felipe, which will be run for the 79th time and has been won in the past by stalwarts such as Dortmund (2015), California Chrome (2014), Pioneerof the Nile (2009), Medaglia d’Oro (2002), Point Given (2001), Fusaichi Pegasus (2000), Bertrando (1992), Sunday Silence (1989), Affirmed (1978), Hill Rise (1964), Determine (1954) and Your Host (1950).Uncle Lino, a game second behind odds-on favorite Mor Spirit in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6, impressed trainer Gary Sherlock.“It was probably the best work he’s ever had by himself,” Sherlock said. Mike Puype47511311%40%$254,825last_img read more


McLeod sets sights on Rio gold

first_imgDOHA, Qatar:Finishing sixth in the final at the World Championships is a very creditable achievement, especially for a 21-year-old competing for the first time on such a big stage.But though Omar McLeod just that last season, many expected more given the form that he showed going into the final.”Last year, my legs were shot at World Championships, and that was because I was racing competitively every single week as a collegiate athlete,” McLeod explained. “So definitely, that took a toll on my legs, and I got hurt before the World Outdoor Championships.”McLeod, now 22, is fast out of the blocks this season, again winning gold at the World Indoors before running 9.99 seconds in the 100m to create history as he is the first athlete to run under 10 seconds for the 100m and 13 seconds for the 110 m hurdles.With no collegiate commitments this season, he is assuring that he will not fade come Olympics.”This year, we are a lot smarter in competition. We are not competing every single week as this year is kind of a defrosting year,” McLeod said. “So this year, I will be doing more competitive races, and that will definitely get me sharp for Rio. I want to be in the middle (gold medal podium), so that’s the goal.”SURPRISED TIMEThe former Manchester High and Kingston College student admitted that he, too, was stunned by his sub-10 100m clocking, which was achieved last month at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville with a 2.0 metres per second wind. That was McLeod’s first competitive 100m outing since becoming a senior.”I knew I had speed, but I didn’t know I had speed of that sort. You can call that my first 100m ever,” McLeod told The Gleaner. “Though I haven’t done a lot of speed work, I just wanted to get sharp before opening, so my coach was like, ‘Go run a 100m just to get your feet wet’, and I really didn’t know what was going on in the race. I really didn’t execute it good. I just went in the blocks and ran, to be honest, and the time came. So it was definitely a shocker.”McLeod knows he will not only face strong competition on the circuit, but also at the Jamaican trials next month when he is scheduled to line up beside World and Olympic medallist Hansle Parchment and Andrew Riley.”It is always exciting competing with those guys because every time I line up with them, you can always expect a great race,” McLeod [email protected]last_img read more


Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG all chasing £50m France star

first_img Tiemoue Bakayoko in action for Monaco Paris Saint-Germain have joined Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the race for Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko.The midfielder has been in brilliant form this season and his performances have helped the French club reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all expressed an interest in the France international and he is expected to go for a hefty transfer fee this summer.It has been reported Bakayoko is valued in excess of £50m but, according to L’Equipe, that has not put PSG off and they have joined the race for him.The French champions are ready to splash the cash this summer after crashing out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage and trailing Monaco in Ligue 1.Bakayoko is now high on their shortlist, but Monaco may well be reluctant to sell to a divisional rival. 1last_img read more


Warriors hopeful Kevon Looney will play in season opener

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The Warriors will shut down center Kevon Looney for the rest of the preseason, and coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday he is hopeful Looney will be able to play in the season opener.Kevon Looney will not play Wednesday vs the Lakers. Steve Kerr says he hopes he’ll be ready for the season opener.— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) October 15, 2019 Looney, who suffered a right hamstring injury during training camp, has yet to play a preseason game and his status for the opener …last_img


Irish group lands South Africa wind farm

first_img9 June 2015A government tender to install 250 megawatts (MW) of wind generating capacity has been awarded to a consortium led by a wind and solar company based in Ireland.The award was made under the fourth round of the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The two wind farms represent an investment of about R5.9-billion.South Africa is committed to introducing green energy into its power mix, 95% of which is coal at the moment, to redress its chronic electricity shortages.The projects awarded under this round are: the 140MW Kangnas wind farm located in the Nama Khoi municipality in Northern Cape and the 110MW Perdekraal East wind farm located in the Cape Winelands district and Witzenberg local municipalities of Western Cape.Mainstream Renewable Power is a global developer of renewable energy projects with a current output of 17 000MW from solar and wind farms in Ireland, South Africa, Chile and Canada.“Renewable energy ticks three important boxes for South Africa’s energy needs,” said the company’s managing director of onshore procurement, construction and operations, Barry Lynch. “Firstly, the cost of these projects is now cheaper than new coal-fired generation.“Secondly, they can be brought into commercial operation at the speed required and thirdly, they meet the scale needed to address the country’s growing electricity demand.”Mainstream has been awarded a total of 848MW of wind and solar projects under this programme since the first award in 2011. It is already building three wind farms in Northern Cape totalling 360MW, which it was awarded under round three of the REIPPPP.In 2014, the company delivered three wind and solar facilities into commercial operation under the first round of the programme.Source: News24Livelast_img read more