INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER 28 DOGS FOUND IN HORRIFIC CONDITIONS

first_imgA total of 28 dogs have been seized from a house in Lifford in what have been described as “appalling conditions.”The dogs were found in a horrific state.The dogs, both pups and adults, were found after a man contacted Donegal Pet Rescue to hand over some puppies.Ryan McCauley from Donegal Pet Rescue met the man who handed over a total of eleven dogs. However he became suspicious when the man refused to allow Ryan to see the conditions in which the dogs had been kept.Ryan then contacted the IPSCA offices who are carrying out a full investigation into the owner.Upon inspection of the premises a further 17 dogs, both pups and adults, were removed from the premises.The dogs are terrified of human contact.Inspector Kevin McGinley of the ISPCA told Donegal Daily the man did the right thing in making contact over the dogs. “The dogs were in a state of neglect but this man did the right thing.“This was not a puppy farm situation and these dogs were not being bred for commercial gain. They simply became too much for him.“We are pleased this man came forward because help is there for people in these situations,” he said.Ryan McCauley of DPR said he has never seen dogs in such poor condition.“I have to say we were shocked. I have seen dogs in poor condition but certainly not pups – they were in a very bad way,” he said. Some of the dogs were covered in excrement and some of the older dogs had to be taken to dog grooming services because their coats had grown too long.The dogs were also extremely frightened as they had not appeared to have had much human contact.Ryan said that while he was happy that the man came forward with the dogs, he is still outraged at the situation.“I would guess that these puppies may have been for the Christmas market and did not sell. “But the conditions they were kept in and their condition was just horrendous,” he said.A full investigation is expected to be carried out into the incident.INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AFTER 28 DOGS FOUND IN HORRIFIC CONDITIONS was last modified: January 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:28 dogsISPCA< Donegal Pet RescueLiffordRyan McCauleylast_img read more

How The Flood Of Digital Photos Adds Significance To The Ones We Print

first_imgTags:#Facebook#Instagram#mobile photography#Pause#photography Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification john paul titlow The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img In the age of digital cameras on a billion smartphones, the world is collectively creating a staggering number of photographs. You probably have a few hundred shots in your pocket right now, and that doesn’t count the thousands you’ve backed up somewhere else, nor the ones available from the cloud. On Facebook alone, people upload 300 million photos every day. Just as important, we have ubiquitous new ways to view and share all those photos, from mobile phones to tablets to computers of all sorts. With how radically technology has upended the way we take and share photographs, you’d think that printing images would be dead by now.Far from it. As it turns out, the act of preserving our favorite images in the analog world is becoming newly meaningful.The Internet and computers of all shapes and sizes have made producing and consuming content easier than ever. We’re awash in more information, news, opinions, artwork, photographs, videos and songs than our brains know what to do with. It’s overwhelming. Ironically, choosing to pull the best or most meaningful bits out of this endless digital river as it rages by and solidifying them in a physical format, means more now that it did when all content was analog.Today, analog isn’t just hip. It’s relaxing. Putting on a vinyl record is an altogether different experience from shuffling a Spotify playlist, just as cozying up with a paperback book can help us feel more focused than reading on an iPad. Likewise, tapping the “Like” button on a Facebook photo means one thing. Hanging it on your wall or refrigerator is quite another. Even better, turn your favorite photos into a book. Turn Your Instagrams Into… Pretty Much Anything Look at Instagram. As the social photo app has exploded into the mainstream – hitting 100 million users more quickly than either Facebook or Twitter did – there’s been a corresponding rise in third-party services designed to let people turn Instagram photos into physical artifacts. Sure, you could easily upload photos from Instagram or any other mobile source to one of the many standard photo-printing sites, but this new breed of Instagram-specific services streamlines the process by letting you authenticate with your Instagram account and pull photos directly from your own stream. With many of them, you can just select images and place an order from your phone. It’s ideal for making the sort of glossy photographic prints we’ve always cherished, but people are turning to these services for much more than that. Printstagram sells Instagram prints, posters, photo books and calendars. Art Flakes has stickers. Want magnets? Try StickyGram. If you used Instagram to snap photos on vacation, Postagram will turn them into postcards. CanvasPop will print your photos on high-quality canvas. And the list goes on. Meanwhile, printing photos from Facebook and Instagram is now a standard feature on kiosks at places like Walgreens and Target. Long gone are the days where we dropped off a roll of 24 mystery pictures, waited an hour (or a week) and then shuffled through a stack of mediocre shots to see if there were any gems mixed in. Today, printing is a much more deliberate act, reserved for only the images we appreciate the most. The rest of them will sit on hard drives and Facebook Timelines to be scrolled through at our leisure. Many of them, of course, will never get looked at by anyone. The ones you take the time and trouble to print, though, those are the ones you’re gonna make sure everyone sees. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

How LogiNext uses logistical data to build a better connected city

first_imgThe most important aspects of the logistics industry are safety and efficiency. At the end of May, LogiNext, a Mumbai-based SaaS company, unveiled its most advanced location-tracking SDK to help more logistics companies and e-commerce platforms gain necessary insights on traffic data so that they can provide a better customer experience. LogiNext users just need to install the location tracking SDK into their smartphones to discover their real-time location, movement, surrounding traffic conditions, and estimated time of arrival. Don’t miss your chance to attend our IoT Revolution SymposiumLogistics companies, especially small, private ones, can offer more accurate and efficient services with LogiNext’s tracing software — feedback traffic data from the tracking software plays a key role in the companies’ performance development and market expansion. Due to limited technologies and prime costs, small logistics companies usually lack systematic management modes for data operation. See also: 3 counterintuitive trends to consider with smart citiesJoining a large “mother” company seems like an ideal solution, but under such a corporation, the smaller sub-company is limited by the technology authorized by its mother company. A small Chinese logistics sub-company recently told us that because of its role as a sub-company, it can’t be as efficient as a large company at service quality and delivery speed. The only advantage it has over its larger competitors is its lower price, but this lower price does not allow them to ensure the quality of the service. With the help of LogiNext, these smaller logistics companies could make data collection and location tracking possible in the near future, saving delivery time. Constant feedback information makes regional data collection and analysis more convenient, which allows these smaller companies to distribute their resources in different regions with the best solution; customers will have a better experience if such technology is applied to these logistics companies. Besides its positive influence on the current logistics industry, LogiNext’s advanced location tracking SDK will also become a crucial part of smart and connected cities in the future. We all know that support from big data is essential when building a connected world. Logistics offers the easiest way to collect updated data on transportation and locations — the most important data sets for smart cities. UK-based Starship Technologies and China-based JD.com both launched self-driving distribution cars, which illustrated the practical uses of self-driving cars. The launches reflected the importance of collecting cities’ big data via logistic info. Dhruvil Sanghvi, the CEO of LogiNext, agreed. “Tracking is knowledge [and] would be the gateway leading to a more connected and interlinked future,” he said. There can be issues, thoughPotential problems abound in collecting data via logistics to build connected cities. One of the most obvious problems is privacy. We are all familiar with breaches of customers’ private data conducted by big firms, but logistics data and information are actually more sensitive and private — they involve people’s shopping histories, addresses, and even payment information. To protect users’ privacy, logistics companies and e-commerce platforms are beginning to use digital bills instead of hard copies and will encrypt and monitor the distribution of data through the entire process. LogiNext’s location tracking software can also help companies supervise the whole delivery process, from big-picture performance to the position of an individual delivery car; this will be very useful in ensuring data safety for logistics companies, as well as for their customers. Because the software itself is just a tool, LogiNext and other logistics companies need to set more regulations on the software so that people and companies will use it properly. LogiNext’s location tracking service will only get better and more competitive within the big data market, and companies will choose to use its services to provide a more seamless and friendly user experience for their customers.If you like the insights you’ve read above, please come join us at our IoT Revolution Symposium on July 11.  Tags:#connected city#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city Related Posts How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Fei Zhaolast_img read more

Meralco, Star seek Final 4

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The Hotshots slipped past the Road Warriors, 101-93, on Sunday, giving them a spot in the top four.As the fourth seeds, the Hotshots have two cracks at making the semifinals, just like top seed Meralco, No. 2 TNT KaTropa and No. 3 Barangay Ginebra.Star coach Chito Victolero is wary that fatigue may take its toll on the Hotshots.“It’s our third game in five days,” said Victolero. “I need to make sure that my players are motivated enough and ready for the battle. We need to be mentally tough and physically prepared especially coming from back-to-back games.”For the Road Warriors, it’s win or vacation time.ADVERTISEMENT “We lost our defensive intensity in the second half of our last game versus Star,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. “It’s something we cannot afford to do again.”The Elite, meanwhile, made it past the eliminations for only the second time since joining the league three years ago.Import Henry Walker has lifted Blackwater from a 0-3 start and into a 5-3 record since coming in as replacement for original import Trevis Simpson.Mac Belo has also steadily regained his old fiery form while JP Erram is blossoming into one of the best centers in the league. —PBA.PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Jared Dillinger of Meralco (left) and Kyle Pascual of Blackwater battle for possession during their previous match. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAfter snaring the top seed, it’s time for Meralco to reach for another goal when it tries to cut short Blackwater’s playoffs stint at the start of the PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.By virtue of finishing the 11-game preliminaries with a league-best 9-2 slate, the Bolts earned a twice-to-beat incentive which it will try to put to good use against the eighth-ranked Elite in the 4:15 p.m. match ushering in the last eight.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Changing of the guards BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts come into the match with a four-game win-streak capped by a 104-101 victory over San Miguel Beer at the end of the eliminations on Sunday.They also prevailed over the Elite, 107-78, in their elimination round meeting last July 21.Meralco coach Norman Black knows it won’t be easy this time around.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Now we’re going to the playoffs, where things are going to get more difficult,” he said.“The focus now is just to prepare for Blackwater because you know they’ve played very well in this conference and they have one of the best imports in the conference so we have to be really ready for them in our next game.”In the 7 p.m. main game, Star and NLEX mix it up anew just 48 hours after their elimination meeting. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

The Texas Football Team Sent Rooster Teeth A Signed Ball To Pay Tribute To The Late Monty Oum

first_imgTexas sends signed ball to Rooster Teeth.Two weeks ago, world-famous web animator Monty Oum, who worked for an Austin-based production company called Rooster Teeth, passed away unexpectedly after suffering an allergic reaction during a routine medical procedure that left him in a coma. In response, his employer asked that anyone who was looking to pay tribute did so creatively – instead of simply sending flowers or gifts.Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns, who are also based in Austin, have obliged. The program put together a tribute ball signed by every player. Alan Abdine, director of business development at Rooster Teeth, thanked the Longhorns on Twitter.Huge thanks to Matt Sims and the @Longhorn_FB team from all of us at @RoosterTeeth for the #MontyOum tribute ball. pic.twitter.com/yXpwi8ngms— Alan Abdine (@abdine) February 17, 2015Very cool. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Oum’s family, friends and coworkers.last_img read more

$400 Million Allocated for Mobay Waterfront Protection Project

first_imgThe Government will commence the Montego Bay Waterfront Protection Project in the upcoming fiscal year with an allocation of $400 million.Details are given in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Activities under the project, which are expected to begin in April 2019, involve the rehabilitation of the Montego Bay Groynes. This is to reduce the loss of beachfront acreage to coastal erosion and protect valuable coastal resources along the Montego Bay Waterfront and marine ecosystems in the area.A groyne is a rigid structure built from an ocean shore (in coastal engineering) or from a bank (in rivers) that interrupts water flow and limits the movement of sediment. It is usually made out of wood, concrete or stone.In the ocean, groynes create beaches or prevent them being washed away by longshore drift (a geological process that consists of the transportation of sediments – clay, silt, sand and shingle – along a coast parallel to the shoreline).Up to December 2018 under the project, drawings and tender documents for the pilot (Southern Groyne) had been completed; and Terms of Reference completed for updated designs for all other groynes.The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, through funding from the Government of Jamaica, is expected to end in March 2021.last_img read more

Alimentation CoucheTard to let shareholders vote on exec pay next year

first_imgLAVAL, Que. – Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. says it will allow shareholders to vote on the pay packages of the company’s top five executives, but not until next year.Alain Bouchard, chairman and co-founder of the Quebec-based convenience-store giant, made the pledge before a shareholder withdrew a proposal to implement the so-called say-on-pay vote at the annual general meeting Thursday.“It’s becoming almost a rule in Canada, certainly for the TSX 60,” Bouchard said later in an interview.Chief executive Brian Hannasch added that “we have nothing to hide — so transparency today, we’re very open to it.”The non-binding shareholder votes, which many companies already allow, came to prominence in the wake of the financial crisis with changes that required publicly traded American companies to include a resolution approving executive compensation.Kevin Thomas, executive director at the Shareholder Association for Research and Education, said say-on-pay votes are a key accountability mechanism and called the shift toward it a “fantastic development” at Couche-Tard.The votes can help rein in skyrocketing CEO salaries and dissuade boards from handing out no-strings-attached bonuses to top management, “where the company essentially rewards the executive just for being there,” Thomas said.“There’s far too many practices that just like line the pockets of execs.”Complacency toward say-on-pay stems from some “family controlled or tightly controlled companies,” he said.“Some boards can be too captivated by their CEO, they’re charmed by them. Some might feel they might lose them,” Thomas added. “And some might feel that there’s a competitive advantage to paying their CEO more than anyone else.”For the past decade, the shareholder association has pushed to make annual compensation votes a regulatory requirement in Canada, as it is in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and some European countries.Most of the companies on the S&P/TSX 60 Index have adopted the annual vote, part of the more than 180 publicly held companies across the country that have done so, according to Thomas.Kingsdale Advisors, a shareholder services firm, charts the rising trend, noting that 157 companies had adopted the practice by 2015, up from just 28 in 2010.The Ontario Securities Commission, which has been monitoring developments in other jurisdictions, has said it is the primary responsibility of the board and its executive compensation committee to ensure that pay practices promote long-term shareholder value.Companies in the story: (TSX:ATD.B)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version erroneously referred to Kevin Thomas as Smith.last_img read more

Fort St John City Council presented with draft capital budget

first_imgOver the next five years, the City has budgeted $256 million for capital projects.Joy says the City has a current debt capacity available of $76 million, with $14 million available for the debt servicing capacity.“What we have available to us is a $76 million that we could go into debt for which we wouldn’t want to do necessarily. The debt servicing capacity, that we have available to us is $14 million if we wanted to go into debenture to pay for something.”In 2019, the capital budget includes four-laning of 100 street up to Northern Lights College for $5.9 million, $5.5 million for renovations at Centennial Park, $2.8 million for the new RCMP building with more money budgeted for that project in 2020 and 2021.  The list of projects in 2019 also includes a fire training centre for $1.5 million and sewage lift station upgrades worth $4 million.Joy says the new RCMP building’s funding will be covered by both the PRA and Municipal debentures if it will be a fully integrated building. He also adds that the lease payments from the RCMP will help cover the debentures.“A big one coming up, obviously, is the RCMP building and if it’s a fully integrated building, with the Provincial side and the Municipal side, will be financed with about 60 percent PRA money and 40 percent will have a debenture issued. The lease payments that we charge to the RCMP will match the debt servicing obligations of the debenture.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John presented Council with the draft capital budget for 2019-2023 at a recent Committee of the Whole Meeting.David Joy, General Manager of Corporate Services, presented Council with the draft capital budget.The capital budget covers longterm projects like roads, sidewalks, buildings and machinery.  This budget is not funded by property taxes, but other revenue streams including the Peace River Agreement with the Province. Joy also said that the debenture will still have to go to a referendum by explaining to the public that the Provincial portion will not affect the tax rates.This meeting was the first of many public budget meetings that have been scheduled and served as an introduction to the 2019 Capital Budget. Further direction will be provided at future meetings.The deadline for the budget to be finalized is May 15, 2019, with City staff planning to have it finalized and approved by Council sometime in April.last_img read more

30 injured after severe turbulence hits New Yorkbound flight

first_imgNew York: At least 30 people were injured after a New York-bound flight from Istanbul, Turkey, encountered severe turbulence, the authorities said.The Turkish Airlines flight 001, a Boeing 777 plane, encountered the turbulence about 45 minutes before it landed at 5.35 p.m. on Saturday, according to the authorities at the JFK International Airport here.One flight attendant broke her leg, The New York Times quoted Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as saying. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe rest of the injuries were minor, and included “bumps, bruises and cuts”, Coleman added.The 30 injured people have been hospitalised.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that the pilot declared an emergency and reported that several passengers were injured.Turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to passengers and flight attendants, excluding fatal accidents, according to the FAAIn 2017, 17 passengers and members of the flight crew were injured in turbulence. In 2016, that number was 44. Since 2002 the highest annual number has been 94, in 2009.last_img read more