CRUEL! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE POOR PUPPIES AT THE SIDE OF A ROAD?

first_imgThey have faces to melt the meanest heart.But that didnt stop someone from dumping these two little pups at the side of the road between Cranford and Carrigart.Thankfully someone with a kind heart found them, called Gardai in Milford and thanks to them they were taken in by a vet to be checked. Donegal Pet Rescue now have the adorable pups.“We estimate that are between 7-9 weeks old.. They are in quite good health but were thin and had worms,” said a DPR spokesman.If anyone has any information on who owns these pups please call our helpline on 0862222006 or email rehoming@dpr.ie  CRUEL! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE POOR PUPPIES AT THE SIDE OF A ROAD? was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 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:CranfordDonegal Pet RescueDPRdumpedMilfordpuppieslast_img read more

Sexual harassment case against IIM-Rohtak director

first_imgA former woman assistant professor of IIM-Rohtak has accused the institute’s director, Dheeraj Sharma, of sexually harassing her and seeking sexual favours.A case has been registered against the director at Rohtak’s women police station on charges of assault to outrage the modesty of a woman and making sexually coloured remarks.The 35-year-old complainant told the police that Prof. Sharma began sexually harassing her soon after her appointment to the post of assistant professor on September 1 last year on a probation period of three years. She was dismissed from service on May 10, almost a month after she complained about Prof. Sharma’s behaviour to the institute’s board.She alleged in the FIR that the director would make indecent remarks on her private life, looks and clothes. She further alleged that he would ask her out for evening strolls and even groped her inside her cabin on one occasion.Women’s police station SHO Garima said the FIR in the case was registered on May 29. “Prof. Sharma is yet to join the investigation. But the IIM authorities told us that they had already informed the area police station expressing apprehension that the assistant professor might level false allegations against the faculty after she had been dismissed,” said Ms. Garima.Speaking to The Hindu, the complainant said long before going to the police she had written to the IIM board’s chairman, the HRD Ministry and even the Prime Minister’s Office, but there was no response. She alleged that the director continued to put pressure on her to withdraw the complaint and when all his efforts failed, he sacked her without “assigning any reason”.IIM-Rohtak in an official communication said that the complainant was terminated a month ago and “she is doing this to defame the director and the institute”.last_img read more

Rajasthan DGP shunted out by new government

first_imgRajasthan Director General of Police O.P. Galhotra was shunted out on Thursday in the first reshuffle of IPS officers carried out by the newly elected Congress government in the State. Mr. Galhotra, whose handling of the law and order situation in the State was found wanting by the Congress, has been replaced by 1983-batch IPS officer Kapil Garg. Mr. Garg, who is the most senior IPS officer in the State, was serving as chairman, Police Housing and Construction Corporation. Mr. Galhotra has been shifted as Director General, Home Guards.Jaipur Police Commissioner Sanjay Agarwal also received the marching orders, with new posting of Additional DG, State Disaster Response Force, in the transfer list of 17 IPS officers released by the State’s Personnel Department.Anand Kumar Srivastava, Inspector-General of Police, Kota Range, was shifted as the new Police Commissioner in Jaipur, replacing Mr. Agarwal. Dinesh M.N., discharged in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case last year, was transferred from the post of IGP, Bikaner Range, to IGP, Intelligence-I, Jaipur.Among other officers, Special DGP (Law and Order) N.R.K. Reddy was shifted as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, and Mohan Lal Rathar from Additional DGP, CID (Civil Rights), Jaipur, to Additional DGP (Law & Order), Jaipur. Deputy IGP, Crime Branch, Jaipur, Sanjay Kumar Shotriya, was shifted as Deputy IGP, Chief Minister’s Security and Vigilance, Jaipur.The transfer list of IPS officers came two days after the Congress government’s first bureaucratic reshuffle on Tuesday, in which 40 IAS officers were shifted.last_img read more

10 months agoSteven Davis pushing to leave Southampton for Rangers return

first_imgSteven Davis pushing to leave Southampton for Rangers returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSteven Davis is set to leave Southampton for a return to Rangers.Davis is in the final six months of his contract and Steven Gerrard is keen to bring him back to Ibrox, says the Daily Mail. Gers will try to sign him for a small compensation fee this month.The 33-year-old, who has started just two times this season, is understood to be keen on the idea of returning to Ibrox to gain more regular playing time. The experienced Northern Ireland international is a firm favourite with the Rangers fans having made over 140 appearances for the club during a four-year spell between 2008-12. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

India needs 500700 billion in renewable energy

first_imgNew Delhi: India will require $500-700 billion in renewable energy and supporting grid investment over the coming decade in order to meet its renewable energy targets, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Friday. In a note titled ‘International Capital Awaits Robust Policy Environment in India’s Renewables Infrastructure Sector’, it reviewed India’s energy market and found some recent policy changes favourable for renewable energy investors. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalBut it also noted with caution some sovereign risk issues that need to be resolved quickly. Author Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies with IEEFA, said the world is looking to invest in India’s renewable energy sector. “There has been clear momentum in India’s renewable energy capacity building in the last 24 months, leveraging the expanding opportunities in deflationary sustainable domestic projects,” Buckley said in a statement to IANS. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”India is set to reach 144 gigawatts of renewable energy by the end of financial year 2021-22.” “The country has a clear ambition to transition to a cheaper lower emission electricity system, and that ambition is attracting healthy global investment,” he said. According to Buckley, global capital flows into India will accelerate as long as the Indian government provides a clear policy framework and puts in place measures to lower risks and protect investor confidence. The briefing note highlighted multiple examples of international investment in India’s renewable energy projects, while also noting recent obstacles to India’s renewable ambitions, including a slowdown in the tendering process, grid integration constraints, and issues with excessively aggressive tariff caps on reverse auctions. As a result, during FY2018-19 India failed to capitalise on the momentum built over the previous two years through record low solar and wind tariffs. Only 10.3 GW of renewable generation capacity was added in FY2018-19. Co-author Kashish Shah said the slowdown masks some very positive policy announcements recently which accelerated tendering activity in June 2019, post the general election. “The proposed tariff policy revision and the payment security mechanism enhancements are both significant regulatory reforms, while removing the priority lending limit for the renewable energy sector will accelerate private bank lending to renewable energy infrastructure projects,” Shah added. For global public and private debt and equity capital seeking steady long-term returns, there is a huge investment opportunity in India’s electricity and transportation sectors to support the development of new generating capacity and grid development by 2030. “India wants to meet its renewable targets while showing global leadership in setting a policy framework consistent with the Paris Agreement,” Buckley added.last_img read more

La Liga confirms free to air deal with Facebook in India

La Liga confirms free to air deal with Facebook in India

first_imgSpain’s top flight soccer division La Liga has penned down a major deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons for freeThe Spanish football governing body confirmed all 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be available to viewers in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.“We are really happy to be on a free to air service in such an important territory as the Indian sub-continent,” Alfredo Bermejo, La Liga’s head of digital strategy, told Reuters ahead of the announcement.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“One of our goals for the last two years has been to offer content to the widest audience possible, so partnering with free platforms like Facebook, which has 270 million users in India, is key to us.”Facebook and La Liga declined to give financial details of the deal which sees the social network giant unseat Sony Pictures Network as the rights holder in the region.last_img read more

Revenue From Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Down 35

Revenue From Personal Use Dipnet Fishery Down 35

first_imgKenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “The dipnet fishery was significantly down from previous years. Our gross revenue for the year was $375,000 that compares to a gross revenue of last year of $547,000.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai released its Quarterly Personal Use Fishery Fund Expenditure Report showing a decline in the 2018 fishery. According to the report the overall fishery was down 34.96% in overall revenue. That includes; beach parking, camping, dock launch and parking, drop off fees, and interest earnings. The 2018 Kenai Personal Use Fishery opened at 6:00 a.m. on July 10 and closed at 12:01 a.m., on July 30. The fishery closed two days early per emergency order from the Department of Fish and Game. The DF&G announced the early closure to the dipnet fishery in order to meet the sustainable escapement goal of 700,000 to 1.2 million late-run sockeye salmon in the Kenai River–a goal officials say “would not be met without a reduction in harvest of this stock.”last_img read more

Film fests grave proposition Watch scifi film from inside a coffin

first_imgTo mark its 40th anniversary, Sweden’s Göteborg Film Festival will hold “an extremely intimate screening” of a sci-fi movie. How intimate? Well, let’s just say coffins don’t generally have a ton of space for stretching. The video teaser for the “world’s most claustrophobic cinema” shows a terrified-looking Meghan Markle lookalike walking through dark corridors until she comes upon a cavernous room containing a single sarcophagus. The footage then shows her from the inside of the tomb, breathing heavily, touching the top of the small, dark compartment with shaky hands and definitely not looking like she’s enjoying a relaxing afternoon at the cinema. Post a comment Share your voice Tags TV and Movies 0 Aniara, the film that viewers will watch in the confined space, is a 2018 adaptation of a science fiction poem by Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson about space colonists who leave an Earth ravaged by extreme weather, only to find cosmic travel presents its own problems. In the 106-minute Swedish movie, a spaceship carrying settlers to Mars is knocked off course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe. Watching the action from the custom-made sarcophagus will presumably give viewers a sense of what’s it like to be alone in space, totally isolated from the outside world. It might feel lonely and restrictive in the box, but at least you won’t have to deal with those annoying audience members who spend the whole film talking and texting. “We want to explore what happens when you watch a film in extreme conditions,” the festival says of the experience, which runs at the international fest in Gothenburg from Jan. 27-31. The Göteborg Film Festival attracts more than 160,000 visitors annually, according to the website, though only a limited number will get to swap a seat for a sarcophagus. Those interested in the opportunity can share their email on the festival site for a chance to get a ticket. The site doesn’t list a price, but I’ve reached out to the festival for comment.  “Limited space available,” the video teaser ends (get it?). “Book now.” Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers.last_img read more

White Ponders Run for DC Council

White Ponders Run for DC Council

first_imgRobert White was an independent at-large candidate in the 2014 general election. (Photo credit: Facebook)One of the candidates for the D.C. Council at-large position in 2014 has started the process of running for the city’s legislative body in 2016.Robert White, who came in fourth in the D.C. Council at-large position in November 2014 as an independent, has set up an exploratory committee to seek one of the two at-large council seats in 2016. White, who will be running as a Democrat this time, said that District residents have encouraged him to seek a council seat once more.“I am grateful for the calls from across the District asking me to step into the race,” White said. “This exploratory committee will allow us the opportunity to get started. We recognize that new leadership [in the city] is required.”An exploratory committee is set up by a candidate to determine the feasibility of running for an elected office. The activities of exploratory committees, according to District law, consist of polling, travel and telephone calls to assess the benefits of being a candidate.The committee officially goes out of business when the candidate files papers with the D.C. Board of Elections and the campaign finance office to run for a position.White said that District residents want leaders who are accountable to the people.“It’s time to wipe away the last vestiges of a checkered past and expectations of insider dealings and corruption so a new kind of leadership can emerge-a leadership that advocates for a level-playing field and transparent government and offers every citizen a better chance to participate in the economic growth in the District,” he said.White told the AFRO that the issues that he campaigned on in 2014 are the same as in 2016.“I am concerned about the schools in the city, jobs for D.C. residents and particularly now, public safety,” he said. “Those issues are still completely relevant and now they are more urgent.”The Democratic Party primary takes place on June 14, 2016, and White’s main opponent will be D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large). Political activist David Garber has joined the race and many political observers are waiting to see if former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray also joins the fray.White, a District native who holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a law degree from the American University School of Law, has worked for D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) as legislative counsel and is presently employed as the director of community outreach for the Office of the District of Columbia Attorney General. He is also the president of the Brightwood Park Citizens Association in Ward 4, where he resides.In 2014, White ran a campaign as an independent that received endorsements from labor unions, business groups, media organizations and former and present members of the D.C. Council.White said his campaign operation will be different next year.“One of the things I will focus on during this exploratory stage and the campaign is name recognition,” he said. “The last campaign that we had consisted of volunteers, even the campaign manager was a volunteer, and they did very well but this time we will have an experienced team to get our message out.”White’s campaign chairman is Matt Frumin, a well-known Ward 3 education activist and candidate for the D.C. Council at-large seat in April 2013.“Robert White can pull the people of the District together: rich, poor; Black, White; east and west,” Frumin said. “With Robert on the council, all of the people of the District have a better chance of sharing in the benefits of our city’s increasing prosperity.”One of White’s opponents in 2014, entrepreneur Khalid Pitts, serves as the treasurer of the exploratory committee.“Robert represents the future of the District-an inclusive place where each neighborhood gets the kind of support it needs to move forward,” Pitts said.While White works for District Attorney General Karl Racine, he makes it clear that he is not interested in being associated strongly with his boss’s unofficial political organization or that of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s electoral apparatus.“I am 100 percent my own guy and I am an independent voice,” he said. “I don’t fall into anyone’s camp.”last_img read more

Resort Ownership Takes No Blame in Death

Resort Ownership Takes No Blame in Death

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comAfter the rash of deaths at their resort properties in the Dominican Republic, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts  issued its first public response to the incidents that took the lives of two Prince George’s County residents last week as they were preparing to head back to the United States. Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, who owns the Grand Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana, responded to what they call “inaccurate and false information,” regarding several deaths of American tourists at the property.  Nathaniel Edward Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day were found dead by resort staffers on May 30 from respiratory failure and pulmonary edema with no signs of violence.Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, the company who owns the Grand Bahia Principe Hotel in La Romana in the Dominican Republic, did not offer any explanations into the untimely deaths of Prince George’s County couple Cynthia Ann Day and Nathaniel Edward Holmes (pictured above) and a string of other deaths connected to the resort group. (Courtesy Photo)In their response to reports from international media outlets, including those from the United States, the company was in full damage control mode. They protected the image of their resorts and never addressed any of the evidence surrounding the mystery or evidence in the cases that remain under investigation.“We reiterate that we completely disagree with the dissemination of false information issued publicly, which threatens the image and reputation of the company and the integrity and the rights of our employees and their families, reserving, where necessary, the right to take the appropriate legal action,” the release stated.Holmes and Day appeared to be in good health and were apparently enjoying themselves to the point where they posted on social media they weren’t ready to come home.  However, their vacation in paradise ended in an unexpected nightmare with their families asking questions the company didn’t answer in their prepared statement. The most interesting omission in the press release is the absence of any mention of the reports of carbon monoxide in the room, which could lead to the symptoms that may have led to the deaths of Hall and Day, according to the initial findings of the Dominican authorities.“The safety and comfort of our guests and staff stand at the core of our company values, and we work daily to ensure it,” the company wrote. “All our properties in the Dominican Republic hold some of the most prestigious certifications in the industry, including Travelife certifications at the Gold level, as well as a Global Reputation Index (GRI) of 90 percent.”The families of Hall and Day are waiting to have their bodies returned to the United States so they can have independent autopsies.  They have publicly stated their relatives had no health issues of late, as within the last 24 hours of their deaths, which only adds to their grief.last_img read more