Several Dogs, Cats Find New Home As Part Of Special Adoption Event

first_imgImage by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.JAMESTOWN – A total of six dogs and two cats were adopted Sunday as part of a special event at the Chautauqua County Humane Society.Image by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.Shelter officials say they will be calling more applicants Monday to set up appointments to match them up with animals.Brian Papalia, the Community Relations Director for the Humane Society, says the shelter has reduced its adoption fee to $19.Image by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.Papalia says the urgency to find the animals a home is a mix between a newly mandated staffing reduction by New York State and preparing for the long-term effects of the virus outbreak. In event of an emergency need, Papalia says the shelter needs to be prepared for incoming pets due to illness. The humane society is urging community members to visit their adoption page to check out the dogs and cats that are currently available. Once they find an animal of interest, community members are asked to fill out the application under the adoption tab.Image by the Chautauqua County Humane Society / Facebook.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Benefits of Being a Bum

first_imgI use the term “bum” in the best way possible.Really, I prefer to think of myself as a resourceful minimalist.Granted, I usually feel very much like the stereotypical idea of a “bum”: couch surfing from time to time, doing laundry and showering at my friends’ houses, poaching Internet whenever my wireless hot spot doesn’t work, always searching for the cheapest (i.e. best) campground…Alright, yes. I am a bum. I admit it. But there are some benefits to being a bum that I feel are worthy of mentioning.1. Everyone thinks you’re starvingand offers to feed you.2. You usually smell ripe enoughthat people don’t just offer their showers to you; they insist.3. No one thinks you’re a vagrant.In fact, most people think your transient lifestyle is rad.4. When your kitchen is a Coleman stove,being cheap suddenly becomes more of an acceptable trait.5. You don’t have to dust or mow the lawn……or weed the garden or worry about crazy pubescent teenagers whacking your mailbox down.6. You always know what the temperature is.Hot.7. There is no disconnect between you and how much waste you produce.If you don’t throw it away, it ends up on the floor of your car, so you end up being hyper-sensitive to how much trash you create.8. You’re forced into becoming a morning person,whether you like it or not.9. Everything you’d ever need for anything is in the backseat of your car.Great for you, kinda weird for your passengers.10. You don’t notice when the power goes out,because you don’t have any to begin with.So, moral of the story, the next time you find yourself staring at your overgrown front yard, contemplating whether or not you should mow the lawn or take out the trash or build a fortress around your mailbox, consider saying “screw it” and just moving into your car.last_img read more

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Crop-killing cold expected Monday night, how local farmers plan to survive

first_imgA situation his team avoided just a few nights ago, saying, “We sprayed almost 24 hours on Friday night…but we think it saved the orchard.” As for Monday night, “If we have to turn our sprinkles on we’re going to turn them on.” To make sure their buds turn into apples come September, Russell Farms apple orchard in Brackney, Pennsylvania relies on a sprinkler system. (WBNG) — With crop-killing cold possible for Monday night, farmers in our area are prepared to make sure their crops survive the unseasonably low temperatures. Farmer Michael Russell explains the magic number to use this process is when the trees hit 28 degrees. When it warms back up, you can bring them back out safe and sound. The farm also grows other fruits and vegetables in Lancaster, PA. This happens in the much warmer environment of a greenhouse until about the end of May. At the farm’s farm stand in Vestal on rare, chilly nights, Russell explains, “We’re working harder to bring those plants under the tents, tent side the whole tent in and then put heat in there so then when the morning comes we’ll pull everything back out and it’ll be just as good as it was yesterday.” Without the pump on rare, cold nights, Russell said, “Once we get down to 25 [degrees] if you didn’t have protection and you would pretty much lose your whole crop of apples.” Staff explain when used, the system wets the trees, which turns into an icy coating in the cold temperatures. This ice insulates the trees, therefore allowing them to warm up a few degrees. If you’re concerned about your plants on an unseasonable cold night, Russell suggests bringing them inside your home or garage for the night. last_img read more

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Two European Tour events postponed due to coronavirus

first_imgThe events could be rescheduled for later this year.”The well-being of our players, spectators and staff is always our absolute priority,” European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said on Friday.”While it is therefore regrettable that the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open have been postponed, we feel this is the correct course of action at this time.”We are currently investigating alternative dates for both events.”The coronavirus has claimed more than 1,000 lives in China and following health concerns, several sporting events in the region have been postponed.Formula One confirmed the Chinese Grand Prix, originally scheduled to take place in Shanghai on April 19, will no longer go ahead as planned.Nanjing was due to host the World Athletics Indoor Championships from March 13-15 but, following the emergence of coronavirus in Wuhan, the event has been postponed until 2021.Topics : European Tour chiefs have postponed the Maybank Championship in Malaysia and the China Open in Shenzhen because of the new coronavirus outbreak.Both the European Tour and the Asian Tour agreed to postpone the Maybank event at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, which was due to take place from April 16-19.It was also decided to postpone the China Open, scheduled on the European Tour the following week, following consultation with tournament stakeholders.last_img read more

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Beijing ramps up testing capacity, reaching a third of city’s population so far

first_imgBeijing reported its first case from the outbreak at Xinfadi market on June 11 and 311 people in the city of over 20 million have tested positive for the virus since then.According to Zhang, the testing is being done in batches and includes workers from the market and residents in surrounding neighborhoods. Students, front-line medical staff, and workers in the transportation, banking, supermarkets, express deliveries and beauty salon industries will also be tested.Zhang added that Beijing’s daily testing capacity has increased to 458,000 per day.China on Sunday reported 17 new coronavirus cases, of which 14 were from Beijing.Topics : Beijing has ramped up coronavirus testing efforts and has tested about a third of the Chinese capital’s population so far, a city official said on Sunday, as authorities seek to control an outbreak stemming from a wholesale market in mid-June.As of Sunday noon, Beijing had collected 8.29 million patient samples for testing and completed 7.69 million tests, Zhang Qiang, an official from Beijing’s municipal committee, told a press conference.”This means we have already tested all the people that need to be tested. We are also rolling out large scale screening to key regions and key populations [of the city] and improve our capability of testing,” said Zhang, adding that Beijing was also receiving medical support from other provinces.last_img read more

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First-time solo buyer stoked at auction success

first_imgThe home at 8 Oxley St, Deception Bay.A highset home in Deception Bay has sold under the hammer. The property at 8 Oxley St sold for $315,000 at auction on Saturday, July 22. Marketing agent Kylie Loof of LJ Hooker Redcliffe said the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home on a 615sq m block attracted four registered bidders. Ms Loof said the auction kicked off with a bid of $280,000 and three of the buyers were actively vying for the property. “The auction progressed in $10,000 hits and finished at $315,000,” she said. Ms Loof said the successful bidder was a local man who planned to move into the well-presented property. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“He was absolutely stoked,” she said. “He hadn’t bought a property on his own before and this was his first time bidding at auction. “The vendor was an investor and he was quiet happy with the results.” Ms Loof said not many properties went to auction in Deception Bay so when one did, it attracted interest.“We had a mixed bag of investors and owner occupiers looking at Oxley St,” she said. “The (Deception Bay) market has been predominantly investors recently but now that’s evening out. “We’re seeing interest for all properties but generally buyers are looking for proximity to the water. “And in Deception Bay you get more bang for your buck compared to Redcliffe.”last_img read more

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Church of England calls for ExxonMobil greenhouse gas disclosure

first_imgNYSCRF and the Church Commissioners said that they – along with other investors – were continuing talks with ExxonMobil about the importance of releasing a more comprehensive disclosure report. They highlighted that other oil companies, such as Shell and Total, have already begun to set long-term emission reduction ambitions following investor engagement.Edward Mason, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners, said: “We want to see ExxonMobil develop a clear strategy for long-term sustainability, in line with international commitments for a safer climate. While we have been pleased to see ExxonMobil start to address the impact of climate change on its business over the past two years, the company has much more to do.”Thomas DiNapoli, New York State comptroller and trustee of NYSCRF, said: “ExxonMobil’s lack of GHG emissions reduction targets puts it at odds with its industry peers that have taken such steps. The world is transitioning to a lower carbon future and Exxon needs to demonstrate its ability to adapt, or risk its bottom line along with investors’ confidence.”This latest resolution was developed in line with the overarching expectations of the Climate Action 100+ initiative, which engages the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to seek to ensure they take necessary and sufficient action on climate change.It is expected to be voted on by shareholders at ExxonMobil’s annual general meeting in spring 2019. The manager of the Church of England’s £8.3bn (€9.2bn) endowment fund has co-filed a shareholders’ resolution calling on oil and gas giant ExxonMobil to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.The resolution was co-filed with New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) and supported by institutional investors with $1.9trn ($1.7trn) under management, including CalPERS, the Church of England Pensions Board and HSBC Global Asset Management.The resolution asked the company to set short, medium and long-term GHG targets aligned with the goals established by the Paris Agreement in 2015 to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2º and pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5º.Last year, ExxonMobil shareholders passed a resolution filed by NYSCRF and the Church Commissioners asking it to disclose the impact of measures to combat climate change on its business. In response, the company released a first report in December 2017.last_img read more

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Thai soldier kills 26 in shooting rampage

first_imgBANGKOK – A Thai soldier angry over aland deal went on a shooting spree that killed at least 26 people, most of themin a shopping mall in the northeast that he fled to in a stolen Humvee aftershooting his commanding officer, officials said. He initially posted written messages onFacebook during the attack before his account was shut down by the company. (Reuters) Thai security forces evacuate people who were stranded inside the Terminal 21 shopping mall following a gun battle, to try to stop a soldier on a rampage after a mass shooting, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand Feb. 9, 2020. REUTERS Thai security forces shot and killed therogue soldier on Sunday morning after an overnight standoff at the Terminal 21shopping center in the northeastern Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima The soldier was armed with an assaultweapon and ammunition stolen from the army base’s arsenal, an official said.last_img read more

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Agent plays down Podolski reports

first_imgLukas Podolski’s agent has brushed aside reports that Juventus and Napoli have made an offer to sign the Arsenal forward. “I read in the newspapers that Juventus and Napoli were interested in Lukas,” Podolski’s agent Ali Pektas told tuttomercatoweb.it. “But there has been no approach from either of those clubs. “I don’t know if he will go to Italy in this transfer window. I can’t say anything for sure. “The only certainty is that Lukas has a contract with Arsenal.” Podolski, who is also a target of Turkish side Galatasaray, joined Arsenal from Cologne in the summer of 2012 and has two years left on his contract. The Germany international has been linked with a move to Serie A this summer. Podolski did not feature in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Everton on Saturday, increasing speculation around the 29-year-old’s possible departure from north London. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Furman looks to extend streak vs Mercer

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMercer (12-11, 6-4) vs. Furman (18-5, 8-2)Timmons Arena, Greenville, South Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Furman looks for its 10th straight win in the head-to-head series over Mercer. In its last nine wins against the Bears, Furman has won by an average of 7 points. Mercer’s last win in the series came on Jan. 14, 2016, a 69-65 victory. February 4, 2020 Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: Furman’s Jordan Lyons, Clay Mounce and Noah Gurley have collectively accounted for 58 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 59 percent of all Paladins points over the last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Bears have allowed only 69.3 points per game across 10 conference games, an improvement from the 74.5 per game they gave up in non-conference play.EFFICIENT ETHAN: Ethan Stair has connected on 37.3 percent of the 126 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 24 over the last five games. He’s also made 85.2 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Mercer is 0-8 when scoring fewer than 67 points and 12-3 when scoring at least 67.STREAK STATS: Mercer has won its last three road games, scoring 76.7 points and allowing 65.3 points during those contests. Furman is on a three-game home winning streak, scoring an average of 86 points while giving up 76.3.DID YOU KNOW: The Furman defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.2 percent of all possessions, which is the 30th-highest rate in the country. The Mercer offense has turned the ball over on 21.5 percent of its possessions (ranked 310th among Division I teams).center_img Furman looks to extend streak vs Mercer ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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