Dognapping spree targeting purebred Yorkies has Connecticut town’s pet owners on edge

first_imgWABC(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) — Eleven female Yorkshire terriers have been stolen in one Connecticut town, with officials suspecting that an illegal breeder is the culprit.The pups were taken from homes in Bridgeport, Connecticut, over the past two weeks, local authorities told ABC New York station WABC.Bridgeport officials believe an illegal dog breeder is stalking Yorkshire terrier owners and stealing females that could reproduce.“They are all females, and there’s not one male that’s been taken. So obviously, this is a breeder,” Bridgeport City Councilwoman Jeanette Herron told WABC. “Someone is watching people with Yorkies.”Police investigators are “pounding the pavement” in the case, going door-to-door to speak to residents and gathering surveillance footage in an effort to find a suspect, Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez told WABC.Perez also ordered all of the city’s animal control officers to check with local veterinarians and pet stores for any possible leads, he said.“Somebody’s got to know something,” he said.One victim is Daniella Parreiras, 33, whose 2-year-old teacup Yorkie named Daisy went missing on Thursday.Parreiras said she feels terrible that it took her an hour to notice the dog was missing.“I’m just a mess, I’m a big mess,” the heartbroken dog owner said. “I’m trying to be strong, but I’m really just a big mess.”City officials said the animals can be returned with no questions asked, WABC reported. Authorities have not yet identified any suspects.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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The staggering toll of noncommunicable diseases

first_imgChronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are the leading cause of death worldwide, with the burden falling heaviest in low- and middle-income countries. A new article by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers outlines the global burden of chronic, or noncommunicable, diseases and proposes ways in which national leaders and heads of international organizations can develop systems to cope with these long-term conditions that the authors call the “dominant global public health challenge of the 21st century.”The article was published October 3, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine as part of a series on global health edited by co-author David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor in Cancer Prevention and Dean for Academic Affairs at HSPH, and Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine and former dean of HSPH.According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, noncommunicable diseases contributed to 36 million deaths globally in 2008, accounting for 63% of 57 million total deaths. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 estimated that mortality due to noncommunicable diseases increased from 57% of total deaths in 1990 to 65% in 2010. About 80% of deaths related to noncommunicable diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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2014 Tony Honorees for Excellence in the Theater Announced

first_img View Comments Benincasa is the President and CEO of The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in entertainment and the performing arts. Benincasa oversees many programs provided by the fund, including comprehensive social services, health care, employment, training and affordable housing for artists. The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theater, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. These awards will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party on June 2. As previously reported, costume designer Jane Greenwood will receive the 2014 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater. The 68th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on June 8 from Radio City Music Hall, with Hugh Jackman as host. Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu will co-host the Tony Award nominations announcement on April 29 at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year’s recipients of the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater. The 2014 honorees are Joe Benincasa, Joan Marcus and Charlotte Wilcox. Wilcox, founder of The Charlotte Wilcox Company, has served as General Manager for several Broadway productions, including Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me if You Can. She is also a founding member of the Labor Committee for The Broadway League. Marcus has photographed almost 300 Broadway shows and hundreds of off-Broadway, regional and touring productions. She has also served as the house photographer for the Kennedy Center. Marcus’ work has been seen everywhere, from newspapers and magazines to the internet, Playbill covers, train platforms and Times Square Billboards.last_img read more

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Maine-Endwell Middle School moves to remote learning for rest of week

first_imgThe district is moving ahead with a remote learning model, which will run through Friday, October 9, to give proper time for contact tracing. District officials say anyone close to the infected individual has been advised to quarantine and is going over proper procedures regarding quarantining and testing. According to the district’s website, the Broome County Health Department informed the district of the case late Monday night. The positive case involves a staff member who works at the school. ENDWELL (WBNG) — The Maine-Endwell Central School District announced the middle school will be moving to remote learning for the rest of the week due to a positive COVID-19 case at the school. MECSD is also working with the health department to contract trace.last_img read more

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‘An awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now’ in the Upper Midwest

first_imgIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has finally given in and required masks under some circumstances, even as both Noem and Burgum refuse. Burgum encourages mask-wearing, saying “You don’t have to believe in covid, you don’t have to believe in a certain political party or not, you don’t have to believe whether masks work or not. You can just do it because you know that one thing is very real. And that’s that 100 percent of our capacity is now being used.” But require the thing he knows is one of the most important measures available to fight the coronavirus? Nope.”There’s an awful lot of preventable deaths happening right now,” the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Andrew Pavia told reporters on Wednesday. At this rate, they’re not only going to keep happening, they’re going to get worse. Meanwhile, over in Minnesota, beds are a limiting factor—just 22 ICU beds are left in the Twin Cities, and the state as a whole is over 90% ICU capacity. That’s with coronavirus rates rising quickly, hospitalizations following along, and a rise in deaths presumably following those—especially if hospitals get overwhelmed.The Upper Midwest, in other words, is a disaster area, and the disaster is the natural one of the pandemic and the one created by Donald Trump and the Republican governors and legislatures of so many of these states barring meaningful public health responses to the pandemic. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Rugby league star Scott Prince puts price tag on Gold Coast house

first_imgThe house was built by the couple in 2012.The four-bedroom waterfront house offers a pool, waterfront entertainment area, open-plan design and city skyline and Hinterland views. The property was built in 2012 after the couple knocked down the original house, which they spent $1.3 million on in 2008. Rugby league legend Scott Prince and his wife Kristy are seeking more than $1.775 million for their home. Picture: Tara Croser. A price tag has been added to the listing of Scott Prince’s palace.RUGBY league legend Scott Prince has revealed his price hopes for his luxury Gold Coast house, which hit the market in May. The former Gold Coast Titans captain and wife Kristy were originally going to try their luck at auction but a price tag of more than $1.775 million has since been added to the listing. The Prince family are selling to buy two new properties.The pair are selling to buy two new properties, one in Brisbane and another on the Gold Coast, to better juggle their time and work commitments. Prince works with the Brisbane Broncos and their indigenous program, while his wife works on the Coast and their two daughters attend school locally. “The girls love the school and we don’t want to uproot them and of course we all love the Gold Coast lifestyle,” Prince said when the property was listed last month. “This literally was our dream home that we designed and built with Adenbrook Homes — I am sure it will easily become someone else’s dream home.“Being on the water is what the Gold Coast is all about, it’s a great family home and also a great spot for entertaining.”Prince’s long rugby career included stints with the North Queensland Cowboys, Brisbane Broncos, West Tigers, Gold Coast Titans, indigenous All Stars and the QLD State of Origin Maroons. While Prince won’t be taking the field for the highly-anticipated clash, he is still involved heavily with the team. “Go Queensland!,” Mr Euler said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50 MORE NEWS: Gold Coast records biggest drop in sales activity across Queensland The waterfront home at 6 Garden Grove, Carrara.Scott Euler of @realty, who is marketing the house at 6 Garden Grove, Carrara, with Nicola Buchanan, said Prince had been flat out in the lead up to tonight’s State of Origin game. “Due to Scott’s business and football commitments it meant he was going to be away this weekend for the auction so we felt it was best to put it back to a private treaty,” Mr Euler said. “We have had a great mix of buyers, both local and interstate, show some interest and there are positive signs post-election, which is great for the real estate industry.“There’s a mix of young families wanting it for that space it offers with the 1424sq m block and, the jewel of the crown, the 22m water frontage.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“And surprisingly some older buyers too … appreciating the low-set position that it offers opposed to having stairs.” MORE NEWS: Qld wins the ‘Real Estate of Origin’last_img read more

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Council falls silent in memory of the late Dessie Larkin

first_imgThe Donegal County Council chamber in Lifford fell silent this morning to honour the late Dessie Larkin, who passed away a week ago today.Tributes were paid to the former councillor, council staff member and proud Letterkenny man, before a minute’s silence was held in his memory.Councillors expressed their deepest sympathies to the family of Mr Larkin, who died suddenly on Monday 18th March at the age of 48. Mr Larkin served as a councillor from 1999 – 2014. Mr Larkin’s many years of service to the council and local authority were celebrated, while members shared fondly remembered stories about his work, character and iconic traits.Cathaoirleach Seamus Ó Domhnaill led the tributes and highlighted Mr Larkin’s dedication to council and local committees.“He left quite a legacy behind him and anybody who served with him knew the wide knowledge base Dessie had. He was a source of great knowledge to all members of all political persuasions,” Cllr Ó Domhnaill said.Cllr Ciaran Brogan, on behalf of the Fianna Fáil party, said that Mr Larkin would undoubtedly be remembered as a person who made an impact in his political life. “Unfortunately he was taken from us so suddenly, but there were many things the late Cllr Larkin has left his mark on,” Cllr Brogan said.“He made no apology that he was for Letterkenny and its people,” he added.Among the cross-party tributes was Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who recalled Mr Larkin’s many contributions to council proceedings and his admirable habit for standing up at meetings to make his point.Letterkenny Mayor Ian McGarvey added: “If it wasn’t for the efforts of people like Dessie Larkin over the years, Letterkenny wouldn’t be what it is today.”The council was adjourned for two hours as a mark of respect for the family of Mr Larkin and for Cllr Martin Harley on the passing of his mother in law. Council falls silent in memory of the late Dessie Larkin was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Visit Geocaching HQ

first_imgWhether you are new to geocaching or you are about to log your 20,000th find, there’s a little something for everyone at HQ. The HQ Visitor Center is home to the famous HQ geocache, a live map showing recently logged caches around the globe, our rare trackable collection, the HQ photo booth, and the HQ shop. While you are in the Pacific Northwest, there are two other legendary caches within driving distance from HQ: For more information about visiting Geocaching HQ check out our HQ Visits site and view the video below In addition to everything inside the Visitor Center, there is also much to see in Fremont, the neighborhood of Seattle that HQ calls home. We even created a GeoTour to highlight some of our favorite spots. The HQ GeoTour leads cachers to nine geocaches within walking distance of our office. The stops on the tour range from easy Traditional Caches, to clever Multi-Caches, and a breathtaking Virtual Cache. Visitors can stop by HQ to pick up a passport for the tour and come back to receive a stamp of completion after finding all nine geocaches.  For visiting geocachers who need to stock up on geocaching gear, the HQ shop has you covered with cache maintenance supplies, Tools of the Trade, cache containers, trackables, and even Signal the Frog®! SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ Says Geocaching without Speaking a WordMay 11, 2015In “Community”Environmental initiatives of geocachingMarch 19, 2019In “News”The Lackey Geocoin: An Unexpected 26,000-mile, 5-Year JourneyJanuary 21, 2015In “Community” If you are a geocacher who gets excited about trackables, Geocaching HQ is the right place for you. The HQ geocache has trackables from all over the world waiting to be discovered and moved along on their journey, as well as space to drop off your own. Visitors can also discover over 50 rare trackables on display. This collection includes some of the earliest geocoins, trackables from popular promotions, and our rarest pieces: the two travel bugs that made it to the geocache on the International Space Station. Geocaching and traveling are natural partners, and every year cachers from around the world combine these pursuits when they travel to Seattle to visit Geocaching HQ. center_img Additionally, the HQ shop offers many items that are only available for purchase at HQ. The HQ exclusive merchandise includes apparel, pins, magnets, lanyards, and unique geocoins. The most popular items in the HQ shop are the exclusive geocoins, which make for excellent souvenirs and gifts. These include an HQ geocoin, the HQ GeoTour coin, a special coin dedicated to caching in the Northwest, and a treasure chest coin modeled after the actual HQ geocache. Project APE cache GC1169 Mission 9: Tunnel of LightThe Original Stash Tribute Plaque GCGV0P  Along with the HQ geocache, this trio of caches makes up the Trifecta: three geocaches important to the origins and early history of the game. Logging the Trifecta is one of the crowning achievements of geocaching. Many visitors plan entire trips around finding these three storied caches. If you complete the Trifecta at HQ, you can celebrate the achievement by picking up the substantial Trifecta pyramid geocoin available in the HQ Shop. Image by Honu 58 For those looking to complete The Jasmer Challenge, there are several quality vintage caches in Washington and Oregon. GCD, located on Mt. Margaret in the Snoqualmie Pass, is the oldest cache in Washington placed in June 2000. In Oregon there are GC12 and GC17, which were placed in May 2000 and July 2000 respectively. We love having visitors and we are especially excited as we near our 20th Anniversary Celebration in August 2020 when we will welcome many geocachers to Seattle. We hope to see you at HQ soon!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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MobileIron Shows ROI for Enterprise Mobile

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#Products steven walling IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Related Posts After 18 months in development, MobileIron‘s virtual smartphone platform is ready for the spotlight. It’s one of the few startups that focuses solely on mobile technology for the enterprise, and with almost $9 million in venture funding, it is a serious play at giving IT a better handle on smartphones. MobileIron is not an app development shop or something specific to single devices. It’s a cross-platform tool for companies to get hard data on the use of smartphones by employees, creating a pipeline between enterprise IT behind the firewall and employees out on the job. By providing real insight into how mobile plays a part in business, MobileIron could transform how the enterprise views mobile. How It WorksMobileIron has been in beta for more than a year, but today is their public launch. To date they’ve secured nearly $9 million in funding from the likes of Sequoia Capital, Northwest Venture Partners, Storm Ventures and Big Basin Partners. Basically, it creates a bi-directional link between employee smartphones (most of which are owned by employees themselves) and enterprise activity behind the firewall. A small piece of software runs in the background of a mobile device, logging information on enterprise-related activity, all of which gets sent back to the Virtual Smartphone Platform at MobileIron. Privacy policies set exactly what is sent back to the platform and how. MobileIron then relays the information to an appliance behind the firewall, presenting IT with a window onto how smartphones are being used. In addition to control over how enterprise applications are used on smartphones, MobileIron gives companies the opportunity to make smarter decisions about spending on smartphones. Real-time usage information such as dropped calls and roaming charges can help IT make qualitative decisions on choosing carriers. What It Could AchieveResearch has made clear that businesses are spending too much on mobile and getting back far too little data on how best to use smartphones to meet their business needs. Simply put, MobileIron is one of a new class of startups seeking to provide the enterprise with the data they need to make smarter decisions and have better control over mobile devices used for business. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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