Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Tiger Lily

first_imgFacebook56Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Tiger Lily! She is a 5- year-old, 54-pound PitBull/Boxer mix who is wondering why her forever people haven’t found her yet. Shelter volunteers say that her orange-brindle coat is stunning and that she has some of the loveliest subtle eyeliner and proportions a dog could have. Beauty is great and all that, but she also happens to be a sweet girl. She loves the water, basic commands for “sit” and “down,” does well on a leash, enjoys car rides, and playing fetch. Children in the home should be 13-years-old or older, kind, and dog-savvy. She has a couple of nice dog friends at the kennels, and is open to meeting new dogs with proper introduction and supervision. However she does not do well with some smaller dogs.If you are looking for a sweetheart like Tiger Lily, please schedule an appointment to meet and have fun. She will need a home where her people can be with her most of the time as she has separation anxiety. Check out her video on AAP Petfinder Page, and you will see why shelter volunteers love her so much.If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Tiger Lily in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.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 thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com 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 Leg of Besta Cup moved to POM & Central

first_imgThe Southern Leg was initially supposed to be played in Kiunga but National Soccer League (NSL) Competition Manager, Simon Koima said the drought in the Western province forced officials to change the venue.He said Central province and the Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) is the new venues that will host the Southern Leg.”With the water level of the Fly River down and shortage of food, we had to move it to another venue.”The Koupa Soccer Association in the Central province plus the PMSA will co-host the Southern Leg that will run from September 18th- 20th,” said Koima.Around 20 teams will take part in the Southern Leg of the Besta Cup.last_img read more

F2 Logistics, Petron build up hype for first meeting

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’ve been seeing the improvement of the team but we can never be contented on what we have right now,” he said. “We have to maintain this kind of performance or even level it up for us to reach our goal.”The Lady Realtors dropped to 1-4 as they struggled in matching up to the level their imports were playing—a problem that seems to plague the rest of the teams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PBA admits ref’s error, vows improvement F2 Logistics drubbed Foton, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24, while Petron routed Sta. Lucia Realty, 25-8, 25-8, 25-18, as both teams stayed unbeaten at the top with four wins each in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The way they have gobbled up foes thus far has created intense anticipation for their first meeting this conference on March 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAlex Cabanos did a superb relief job setting for F2 Logistics, making 20 excellent sets in subbing for ailing Kim Fajardo.“I didn’t know I would start until just before the game started but coach said we always have to be prepared, and I’m very grateful the team supported me and got my back,” Cabanos said. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Former MVP Lindsay Stalzer scored 18 points to lead the Cargo Movers.“We just have to take care of the little things, focus on passing and trusting each other,” Stalzer said.Earlier, the Blaze Spikers have not lost a set in four matches but they scored their biggest win so far in disposing off the Lady Realtors.Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell starred for the defending champion, scoring 24 and 17 points, respectively.But Petron coach Shaq delos Santos said it wasn’t the true measure of their strength.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Petron’s Katherine Bell dwarfs the wall put up by (from left) Sta. Lucia’s Souzan Raslan, Molly Lohman and Casey Schoenlein during yesterday’s Grand Prix game. —Sherwin VardeleonF2 Logistics and Petron are too good, they make the rest of the field look bad.The league’s super teams, with their big-named rosters, blasted their respective opponents on Thursday night and built up momentum for their inevitable title collision.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Declaration by the High Representative, Federica Mogherini, on behalf of the European Union on…

first_imgOn this day we celebrate the World Press Freedom Day. On the 25th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration the EU wishes to recall the principle that “the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and maintenance of democracy in a nation, and for economic development”.The right to freedom of opinion and expression includes freedom to seek, receive and impart information. It is a key component of democratic governance and development. People need to be fully informed to be able to form an opinion and participate in decision-making processes that affect their lives. Freedom of information also contributes to better governance as it enhances transparency in public affairs and can be used as a tool to make governments accountable for their actions, in particular when access to information results in the exposure of human rights violations or corruption practices.Ensuring access to information can serve to promote justice and reparation, in particular after periods of grave violations of human rights.The EU is committed to continue promoting and protecting freedom of opinion and expression worldwide, not only offline but also in relation to the cyberspace and other information communication technologies, as highlighted by the adoption in 2014 of the EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline. It condemns the increasing level of intimidation and violence that journalists, Human Rights Defenders, media actors and other individuals face in many countries across the world when exercising the right to freedom of opinion and expression online and offline. In addition to outright violence the EU is determined to fight against laws or practices that impose censorship, encourage self-censorship or provide legal penalties, including criminal, financial and administrative sanctions, misuse of market powers and poor economic conditions.The EU reaffirms its determination to promote and support, freedoms of opinion and expression as rights to be exercised by everyone everywhere, based on the principles of equality, non-discrimination and universality – through any media and regardless of frontiers.This is your Right!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Be Mindful of Your Role in Liberia’s Development’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged the young people of Liberia, who constitute about 60 percent of the nation’s 4.5 million population, to be mindful and use their role in helping to develop Liberia as a means of setting an example for those coming after them to emulate.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was speaking on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, in the Ball Room of the Monrovia City Hall when she made closing remarks at a program marking the close of a two-day “National Demography Dividend Stakeholders Roundtable Meeting” aimed at finding out how the young people of Liberia can rationalize their priorities in achieving what they want to be in life.President Sirleaf said although it was widely estimated that upward of 25,000 people would die when the Ebola Virus Disease struck Liberia, and especially as casualties increased, she as well as many Liberians were, however, doubtful of the statistics. She noted that with the involvement of the young people ofLiberia, the disease was defeated in no time.“Therefore, the emphasis of this gathering should be about the young people of this country who really helped us in defeating the Ebola Virus Disease,” she pointed out. President Sirleaf also said “once the same people here today say they are ready to get involved with anything that they are called upon to do – they always do it satisfactorily.”She used the occasion to appeal to participants at the two-day stakeholders’ gathering to give all of their attention and understanding to those facilitating the gathering so that tomorrow they can take the same initiatives to ensure that their communities are kept clean.She noted that since a vast majority of those who helped the authorities in defeating the deadly Ebola Virus Disease came from the various communities in Liberia, she wants them extend the initiative to their various communities by keeping them clean, including public schools. She urged the young people to ensure that they take the initiative to partner with government in fostering and achieving the nation’s quest for national development.Also making remarks at the ceremony was the President of the Federation of Liberian Youths (FLY), Mr. Augustine Tamba. He said investing in youth development is a cardinal development that he was proud of as far as the Sirleaf administration is concerned, and noted that young people are the foundation of any nation and should be taken very seriously in the development of Liberia, as investing in them is critical. The ceremony was attended by government officials, including Youth and Sports Minister, Saah Charles N’Tow, development partners, youth leaders from across Liberia, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gor down Wazito to bridge gap with Mathare

first_img0Shares0000Gor’s Jaques Tuyisenge wheeling away in celebration after scoring the lone goal against Wazito FC. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Jacques Tuyisenge stepped off the bench to score the lone goal as the Kenyan Premier League defending champions beat Wazito FC 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday to move within one point of leaders Mathare United.Tuyisenge came in for Lawrence Juma in the 63rd minute as K’Ogalo picked up a third consecutive 1-0 result that sees them remain unbeaten this season after eight matches and a dream of a 17th title remaining alive. Just like he has been doing the entire season, head coach Dylan Kerr changed a huge chunk of his squad.From the team that played Saturday’s CAF Confederations Cup tie against SuperSport United, only two were retained for the midweek assignment.Gor Mahia’s Ehprehim Guikan tussle with Wazito defence. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeddie Kagere skippered the side starting upfront alongside Ephraim Guikan while Humphrey Mieno also retained his slot in the starting team, though being played in an unfamiliar position in central defense.The league’s new boys under the tutelage of Frank Ouna who, won the title with Gor in 2013 as assistant coach, put up their best team as they sought out a fourth win of the season.On the balance of chances, Gor should have completed the first 45 minutes with a few goals under their arms.In the eighth minute, Samuel Onyango broke through on the right with his pace, but he took the harder option of shooting at goal with Guikan and Kagere screaming for the ball, the effort being easily collected by Wazito keeper Philip Odhiambo.Two minutes later, Wazito had their first effort at goal with Patient Lukige taking a first time shot on the volley but keeper Shabaan Odhoji had it well covered.Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna giving instructions to his player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWazito came close with another chance in the 22nd minute when Harun Nyakha put Piston Mutamba through, but his low effort was collected.Gor continued to pound as Wazito sat back waiting to attack on the counter and the reigning champions came close once again when Kagere’s shot from his weaker left foot evaded the target by a whisker after a pretty lay up on the backheel by Guikan.They came even closer on the half hour mark when Onyango’s inviting cross after skipping past two markers on the right found Bernard Ondiek, but his header went over.Towards the end of the half, Kagere should have broken the deadlock but his connection at the edge of the six yard box rattled the crossbar.It was the same affair in the second half and Onyango came close with a diving header in the 58th minute that was saved by keeper Odhiambo’s feet.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe introduction of Ibrahim Mao for Wazito changed the dynamics for them in attack and the youngster came close moments later when he was put through by Mutamba but his shot was saved by Odhoji.Mutamba had a chance himself in the 66th minute when he was picked out unmarked inside the box by a Lukige cross but he blasted it over.Gor finally broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute when Tuyisenge brushed a header beyond Odhiambo after rising up to meet a Cersidy Okeyo free kick.Ouna’s charges put up a spirited fight to get the goal back and probably hunt for a winner, but they couldn’t crack the Gor backline. In fact, it was Gor who almost grabbed a second but Philip Odhiambo pushed Guikan’s header from an Omondi cross to the bar.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Cardiff misfit set for move back to Spain

first_img Javi Guerra Malaga are closing in on the loan capture of Cardiff misfit Javi Guerra.The Spanish striker arrived at the south Wales club in May, signing a three-year deal after four successful years at Real Valladolid, but he has played just 41 minutes of league action since.The 32-year-old has been heavily linked with a move back to Spain with Almeria, Cordoba and his former club Levante all said to be interested in a January move.But, according to sources in Spain, Malaga are now leading the chase to sign him and are close to agreeing a loan deal with Cardiff. 1last_img read more

Barcelona tempted by Griezmann as transfer window set to open

first_imgBoth players will likely move in the summer but deals could be struck in January, with Sanchez holding out for a reported £400,000-per-week deal from the runaway Premier League leaders when his contract runs out at the end of the season.Mundo Deportivo claimed Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has had dinner with Griezmann’s parents and sister, who manages the player’s affairs, and the club are looking to tie him down to a deal that would see him move in the summer.– Barca’s full coffers –Manchester City are reportedly eyeing Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONNot even Atletico’s complaint to FIFA about Barca’s public pursual of their star is likely to stop the move from happening, with Barca director Guillermo Amor as good as admitting the meeting took place.In August, Griezmann’s former agent Eric Ohalts revealed that the France forward would have moved to Manchester United in the summer had FIFA not upheld a transfer ban that stopped the Madrid club from buying any reinforcements, and now Barca are ready to swoop.Barca still have full coffers after receiving 222 million euros ($263 million) from the world record-busting sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain and Griezmann’s 100 million euros buyout clause means the club only need to agree personal terms, avoiding the problems they encountered when they failed to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool in August.Barcelona are however still keeping tabs on Coutinho and could make a lower bid than the 100 million euros they were prepared to pay in the summer.– PSG fire sale? –Inter Milan are among those looking at Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentinian midfielder Javier Pastore, who admitted last month he was ‘disappointed’ at his lack of first-team action © AFP/File / KARIM JAAFARAfter the Neymar signing, Paris Saint-Germain have got to sell players to comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.Inter Milan are among those looking at PSG midfielder Javier Pastore, who admitted last month he was “disappointed” at his lack of first-team action.PSG coach Unai Emery admitted that Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura and French international striker Hatem Ben Arfa are interested in leaving in January, but said nothing about Pastore and Angel Di Maria, who has expressed his annoyance at being forced out of the first team by new arrivals Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.Liverpool and Arsenal are keen on PSG’s Julian Draxler, but the German international has revealed that he has no plans to leave Paris after finding a new role in Emery’s team.The Qatari-backed Parisians were rumoured to be interested in AC Milan’s rising star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, but after reports of the stopper complaining about being coerced into signing his summer six million-euro contract extension, the club and player — and crucially his powerful agent Mino Raiola — have made moves towards a reconciliation.PSG have given themselves an FFP boost after agreeing the 35-million-euro sale of 21-year-old talent Gonzalo Guedes with Valencia, where the Portugal international is currently on loan from the Ligue 1 leaders.– Arsenal exodus? –The sharks are circling Arsenal, as not just Sanchez but other attacking stars Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud head towards potential Gunners exits.City were denied Sanchez on the summer’s deadline day, but City boss Pep Guardiola has indicated he may now wait until the summer before making his move.Sanchez is reportedly unhappy at Arsenal, and the London club are prepared to open negotiations with City — knowing that Chelsea and Real Madrid are also both interested — to avoid seeing the Chilean star leave on a free transfer in the close season.City’s local rivals Manchester United are looking at the Gunners’ other attacking star Ozil, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan the likely player to make way for the Germany international.United boss Jose Mourinho is a long-time admirer of his former Real Madrid charge but the Reds could wait until his contract expires at the end of the season if no-one else makes a winter move.Giroud could leave as Borussia Dortmund look for a partner for star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.– Real Madrid eyeing Hazard –Chelsea’s attacking dynamo Eden Hazard is a top target for Real Madrid, and should the Belgian make a post-World Cup move to Spain, Real’s Marco Asensio is keen on joining Guardiola at City. Real are not normally a club that does business in the winter window.Chelsea are pondering an £80 million bid for Monaco star Thomas Lemar, with Blues striker Michy Batshuayi a potential makeweight as he seeks first-team football to boost his chances of making the Belgian World Cup squad.Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is also a target for Antonio Conte’s side, as is Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, who was denied a summer move to Liverpool, while out-of-favour Blues centre-back David Luiz has Juventus and Real Madrid keen on his signature.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona are making moves to bring Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann to the Catalan capital as clubs around Europe prepare for the January transfer window © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOPARIS, France, Dec 22 – Barcelona are making moves to bring Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann to the Catalan capital while Manchester City are eyeing Alexis Sanchez as clubs around Europe prepare for the January transfer window.The winter window opens at one minute past midnight on January 1, but Barca are looking for a belated Christmas present in the France international.last_img read more

Will AFC give Gor guard of honor at Kasarani?

first_imgWell, 11,366km away, Kenya’s AFC Leopards might find themselves in a similar situation when they take on arch-rivals Gor Mahia in the Mashemeji Derby on Sunday at the Kasarani Stadium.Gor beat their closest rivals Sofapaka 2-0 in Kisumu on Sunday to open up a 10-point gap on top of the Kenyan Premier League standings and that means they can be crowned champions by Sunday before they play AFC if they beat Nzoia Sugar in Mumias on Wednesday.AFC will need favors from not only their ‘small brothers’ Nzoia FC but Bandari to save them from the discomfort and pain of giving their arch rivals a guard of honor on Sunday.Bandari FC striker Alex Orotomal shields the ball away from AFC Leopards’ Robinson Kamura during their Kenyan Premier League tie at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 28, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBandari are 14 points behind and mathematically, still stand a chance to win the league title as they have played two games less. But, that can be taken care of early enough if Bandari lose against Chemelil Sugar on Tuesday and Tusker on Thursday in Mombasa.Gor need five points to mathematically make it impossible for anyone to crash their party.Even worse now is that Gor might actually confirm themselves as champions if they win the derby, that is if Bandari wins one of its two midweek matches.“We are very close. We are very close now and at least I can say that we might be champions,” Gor Mahia boss Hassan Oktay told Capital Sport in Kisumu on Sunday.“We have worked hard as a team and we deserve this. Today (against Sofapaka) we did our best, we commanded the game and took our chances. I am pleased with the players. It has been a long season for us with the many matches and injuries taking toll on the team, but we have made it,” the tactician stated.Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay joins his players and members of staff in celebrating their 2-0 win over Sofapaka at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on May 12, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluJust like last season, Gor have won the league title way before the season ends, and this is despite having one of the most clogged calendars of any of the rest of the 17 KPL teams.Oktay has praised his players for their resilience and never say die attitude and believes they should now translate that same form and dominance in continental football, making the huge claim that he wants his side to be in the Champions League final next year.“Look at Esperance and Berkane. They are playing in the final. We have faced them and proved tough opposition. Why not us? Next year, that is the target,” Oktay declared.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge tries to find a way past AFC Leopards’ Christopher Oruchum and Isaac Kipyegon during the Mashemeji Derby at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 9, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13 – On Sunday, Scotland’s Rangers FC refused to give their sworn rivals Celtic the traditional ‘guard of honor’ when they clashed in the Old Firm Derby with The Bhoys having clinched the Scottish League title.The decision was simple, a vote was taken in the Rangers dressing room and the result was a resounding NO; one that was criticized across the football divide in Scotland and beyond. They went on to win 2-0 and take the bragging rights off the derby.last_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENT SHORT-LISTED FOR TOP DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD

first_imgA Buncrana student has been named on the shortlist for a hugely prestigious digital media award.Claire McNeilis, a final year student of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway, has been named on the shortlist of the Best-in-Show 2011 competition organised by The Digital Hub.Her website project – SpellingRules.ie is shortlisted under the Multimedia category. Claire,  a past pupil of Crana College, developed and designed the website to explore the use of digital interactive media and computer games in literacy teaching, with regard specifically to children with dyslexia.The website demonstrates that interactive media can be used to help children with dyslexia to learn spelling rules in a way that is primarily self-directed and enjoyable.The use of games to reinforce the content suggests that exploiting the inherently motivational nature of computer games to help children to learn is a viable possibility not only for literacy instruction, but any subject.Dr Rod Stoneman, Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media congratulated Claire on her achievement. “We are thrilled for Claire and highly commend her work. In this shortlisted project, Claire highlights the way that, at present, spelling rules tend to be taught in a classroom setting in a way that is not necessarily accessible for the dyslexic student.“Her computer application explains spelling rules, presents them in a way specifically designed for dyslexic users, and allows them to practise the rules in a simple computer game may help dyslexic students to learn and retain existing grammatical rules.”Claire explained her motivation for the project.“While computers can be used to teach material as effectively as teachers, there is not currently an effective, age-appropriate, affordable computer-based application which helps students with dyslexia to learn spelling rules.“Thus, it was undertaken to design such an application with the intention of hosting it online and making it freely available. The product teaches spelling rules in a way that is accessible specifically to people with dyslexia. “It combines audio with written words (many of the problems that dyslexic people have with reading and spelling stem from a phonological processing deficit).”The final product demonstrates that interactive media can be used to help children with dyslexia to learn spelling rules in a way that is primarily enjoyable and self-directed.The use of games to reinforce the content suggests that exploiting the inherently motivational nature of computer games to help children to learn is a viable possibility not only for literacy instruction, but any subject.McNeilis added: “The games have different levels for different abilities. The experience is more like games than lessons. The games include an inbuilt reward system. The product includes multiple examples of the rules in action and is aimed at learners aged between 8 and 14 years.” The shortlist is currently under evaluation and the overall winner will be announced on 14 September 2011.Details of the shortlist is available at Best-in-Show 2011Click here to visit SpellingRules.ieEndsDONEGAL STUDENT SHORT-LISTED FOR TOP DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD was last modified: August 18th, 2011 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:Claire McNeilisNUI Galwaylast_img read more