“Bad” safety arrangements at facility – preliminary findings

first_imgThe preliminary report into the recent fire at the State-run Drop-in Centre has revealed that proper fireMinister of State Joseph Harmonsafety regulations were not adhered to, according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon.The preliminary report into the July 8 fire, which claimed the lives of six-year-old Antonio George and his two-year-old brother Joshua George, was handed over to Government last Friday by Retired Colonel Windee Algernon who was appointed by President David Granger to conduct the inquiry into the tragic incident.Harmon told reporters at the post Cabinet briefing on Wednesday that preliminary findings highlighted some systematic problems that needed to be addressed.“The preliminary report pointed to some issues of bad policy arrangements for fire, it pointed to the fact that there was not enough collaboration between entities that had to do with the management of the Drop-in Centre, it pointed to the fact that there were not enough drills for emergencies and/or fire,” the Minister of State outlined.Harmon noted that these issues are not limited only to the Centre but all Government buildings. He stated that efforts will have to be undertaken to ensure that the relevant fire code and building standards are adhered to.These findings comes less than a week after President Granger had warned that anyone found culpable of negligence will be held accountable for the death of the two young boys.“If any persons are culpable of gross negligence or dereliction of duties, yes we will make a judgment as to whether they are fit to hold those positions and if you equate that with rolling of heads, then yes,” the President posited.Nevertheless, he outlined that the aim of the inquiry is to prevent a reoccurrence.“We need to find out what happened and prevent a reoccurrence. In investigating what occurred, if we find that there was gross dereliction of duties, yes persons who omitted to commit acts, which would have prevented that catastrophe will be punished and if the punishment proposed is that they be removed from their positions so be it,” Granger told reporters on the weekly televised programme, the Public Interest, which aired on Friday last.Just after midnight on July 8, the two young brothers perished in a fire which occurred at the Drop-in Centre on Hadfield Street, Georgetown. Care takers at the facility claimed that there was an electrical spark on the top floor of the building, where the girls were housed, and a fire immediately broke out, spreading throughout the building.According to reports, the elder brother Antonio was asleep in the dormitory at the time when the fire started and as the younger brother Joshua was being taken out of the building by care givers, he realised that his brother was not with him.The two-year-old managed to free himself from the grip of the care giver and ran back into the burning building. The two brothers were trapped in the building and their charred remains were subsequently recovered.last_img read more

Modern New ELWA Hospital Brings Hope

first_imgThe dedication last Saturday of the new, ultra-modern ELWA Hospital is by far the most important development on Liberia’s health and medical landscape since the deadly Ebola virus terrorized us two and a half years ago. Perhaps that is what made it compelling: that both President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph N. Boakai were in attendance at the dedication.Flown in especially for the occasion was the Rev. Franklin Graham, the new hospital’s chief financial backer, whose powerful international humanitarian organization, Samaritan Purse, was responsible for both the vision of the new modern hospital and also for the mobilization of the financial resources to make it happen.Rev. Graham, son of the eminent world evangelist, Dr. Billy Graham, thanked President Sirleaf and the Liberian government, especially the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), and the Ministries of Finance and Health for the important roles they played in helping to bring in all the equipment and supplies that contributed to the timely completion of the hospital.Finance Minister Boima Kamara and Health Minister Bernice Dahn were present at the dedication ceremonies. So were Senator Dr. Peter Coleman, Chairman of the Health and Medical Committee of the Liberian Senate, Attorney General Frederick Cherue, General Services Agency Director General Mary Broh and Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo.Dr. Jerry Brown, ELWA Hospital’s Medical Director, expressing confidence in its medical and scientific capacity, declared that Liberians and other residents will no longer have to travel to Ghana, South Africa, Europe or America for every urgent health or medical problem.“We have the diagnostic and medical capacity to treat most of Liberia’s medical problems,” he declared.Indeed, one of the hospital’s senior medical personnel, speaking of its modern laboratory facilities, told the Daily Observer during the tour that followed the dedication, “What took us over one and a half hours to do in the past, now takes us three minutes to complete.”What a staggering contrast to the tragic inadequacies of Liberia’s leading health and medical referral facility, the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK), whose laboratory has been down for so long that patients have had to be referred to outside facilities, including Dr. Taylor Neal’s Poly Clinic, for lab analysis and diagnosis.Few know why. For few years ago the JFK boasted of state of the art laboratory facilities donated by the Egyptian government. But ah, Liberia, where the JFK itself, the then ultra-modern medical facility donated to Liberia in 1961 through the generosity of President John F. Kennedy, has been allowed to deteriorate to such a low state.Today, and even over the past 10 years, some of our most senior political leaders, including the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. E.B. McClain, have had to be flown to South Africa and elsewhere abroad for specialized medical attention. It was there that he unfortunately died. So did the legendary political and church strategist, Willis Knuckles who, after he took critically ill in July 2014, had to leave the same JFK for Ghana, where he died.The point is that we in Liberia know how to build; we also know how to receive massive foreign aid of all kinds.But— and this is a very big but—the maintenance. We know how to build, but to maintain is an entirely different matter!We, however, pray and trust that Dr. Jerry Brown will keep his promise to maintain the new ELWA hospital and ever improve upon it so that it will forever remain a magnificent facility, ready to respond to any health or medical situation.One of the most admirable and encouraging features that delighted the President, Vice President and the entire audience on Saturday was the revelation that the entire highly impressive modern complex was designed and built by a wholly Liberian-owned firm, C.J. Construction Inc., headed by Mr. James Johnson, Senior Managing Partner.In his historical overview of the project, Samaritan Purse’s Country Director Kendell Kauffeldt disclosed that the choice of C.J. Construction to do the work was due to Rev. Franklin Graham’s insistence “that the contract be awarded to a Liberian firm.”We extend exceeding thanks and appreciation to Rev. Graham for this vote of confidence in Liberian ability. We thank God for Rev. Graham, and pray that others in authority, especially in Liberia, will always render similar encouragement to our contractors.We further urge all Liberian contractors to execute faithfully and diligently all contracts that come their way, following the example of C.J. Construction Inc.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dreher competing for spot on LPGA

first_imgDreher will be one of 144 participants in the qualifying tournament and is only one of 13 Canadians competing.The top 20 players plus ties will earn full cards for the 2012 LPGA tour, while those finishing in the 21-40 rank will receive conditional LPGA status. The remainder of the field will earn status on the LPGA Futures Tour, now known as the Symetra Tour.Dreher will begin her tournament playing on the Legends Golf Course, and will be paired up with Fisher, Indiana’s Brittany Kelly and Versailles, Kentucky’s Mallory Blackwelder.- Advertisement -There is a 72-hole cut which will narrow the field to 70 players for the final round, scheduled to take place Sunday, Dec. 4. Currently, Dreher is tied for 17, after shooting -1 after 7 holes. To follow Dreher on her 2012 Q School run, visit the tournament’s official website. Advertisementlast_img read more

Dodgers notes: No worrying for Betemit

first_imgFor another, Betemit showed signs on Wednesday night – when he finally snapped a hitless streak that had lasted all spring and reached 12 at-bats – that he might be finding his stroke. He flied out twice and struck out before singling in the seventh inning off the Marlins’ Jesus Delgado. But the switch-hitting Betemit had what Dodgers manager Grady Little said he felt were two quality at-bats in the second, when he flied to left batting left-handed off Gaby Hernandez, and the fourth, when he flied to right batting right off Aaron Thompson. “I know he did, just from the way he stayed back and hit both balls,” Little said. “I think it’s a confidence thing with him. He just needs to get going and get untracked. I don’t have a lot of worries about him.” VERO BEACH, Fla. – Wilson Betemit carried an .077 spring average into Thursday night’s Grapefruit League game against Florida. But that meager early showing notwithstanding, the man who is expected to be the Dodgers’ Opening Day third baseman apparently doesn’t need to worry about his job security. For one thing, Betemit is out of minor-league options, and Dodgers officials still strongly believe that he is capable of developing into a dependable power hitter, and they aren’t willing to risk losing him on the waiver wire. Sneak peek: Although he isn’t expected in Los Angeles until at least September, and possibly not for another year or two, second base prospect Tony Abreu has caught Little’s eye this spring. One half of an electrifying double-play combination with shortstop Chin-lung Hu, Abreu, like Hu, spent a good portion of the winter bulking up to try to improve his offense. Abreu went 3 for 4 with a single, double and home run in Wednesday’s win over the Marlins, driving in three runs. He entered Thursday batting .417 (5 for 12). “He has come a long way since last spring,” Little said. “You can see the strength he has added in one year’s time, and that has helped him a lot. He also had a very good winter-ball season in the Dominican Republic. He has gained a lot of confidence and a lot of strength, and that is a good combination.” tony.jackson@dailynews.com (818) 713-3675 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Betemit wasn’t in the lineup Thursday. Betemit has been working extensively in the indoor batting cages with hitting coach Eddie Murray and special instructor Manny Mota. Betemit’s problem last season was that he couldn’t hit lefties. That seems strange given that he is naturally right-handed. But it doesn’t seem so strange when you consider he got just 74 right-handed at-bats last year because there aren’t that many left-handed pitchers around the league. “Right now, I’m feeling better from both sides,” Betemit said. “I’m trying to be more aggressive at the plate. That’s what I have to do every day, go up there and get my pitch and swing the bat. I know I can hit here, but things like this happen. You can’t go 5 for 5 every day. But you always have to make adjustments and do better.” The key for Betemit is to achieve that delicate balance between being more aggressive at the plate while still being patient. “I’m seeing that aggressiveness from him,” Mota said. “Sometimes, he tries too hard and chases bad pitches. He needs to relax and get good pitches to hit. But he has hit before, and you don’t forget how to hit in one day. He is working so hard because he wants to get better.” last_img read more

School district graduates 130

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Graduation is a rite of passage not only for the students who achieve their scholastic goal, but for their families. Parents cherish the moment they see their children cross the stage, wearing a cap and gown and receiving their diploma. More than 130 students in the Montebello School District participated in the 2007 fall graduation at Schurr High School on Wednesday. “The board decided that if it took some kids a little extra time to pass the California High School Exit Exam, we wanted to give them the chance to participate in a ceremony,” said Janet Torncello, assistant superintendent, instructional division. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The test, which was created by the state’s Department of Education to improve the academic performance of its students, first applied to the graduating class of 2006. Public school students must pass the exam before they can receive a high school diploma, regardless of any other graduation requirements. MUSD students need 220 units to graduate. Of the district’s 1,799 enrollment last June, 1,712 passed the test and graduated, district officials said. The 135 students who participated in the graduation program looked past the numbers. They were proud of their accomplishment. “I’m just really happy to be here,” said Carmen Gutierrez, 18, of Schurr as her twin sister, Victoria, helped her adjust her cap before the ceremony. Victoria had passed the exit exam and graduated in June. Carmen took an intensive one-week class last summer and passed. The sisters are attending Rio Hondo. Another graduate already attending college was Franchisca Peitsmeyer, 18, who goes to Pasadena Community College. She also didn’t pass the test. “I was disappointed,” Peitsmeyer said. “But I am glad I did my work, and now I’m here graduating in front of my dad.” It’s also a proud moment for fellow Bell Gardens High School student David Ayala and his family. “I did this not only for me but mom,” Ayala, 18, said. He attended summer school for his math requirement. “I wasn’t focused,” he said of his failure to get enough credits to graduate in June. Now his parents, Nelly and David Sr. and his siblings, Jasmine, 19 and Anthony, 8, could watch him get his diploma. “It’s a great accomplishment for these young people,” said Schurr High School Principal Art Revueltas. “They didn’t give up and now have their diploma to show for their hard work.” Dressed in their school colors, the 55 Schurr High School students, 50 Bell Gardens High School students, 26 Montebello High School students and four Vail High School students, were cheered on by their family and friends holding flowers and balloons. “This means everything to us,” said Regina Medrano, who was there to support her nephew, Mickey Gomez, 18. “I am so glad they have this ceremony so we can honor his accomplishment,” said his godmother, Brenda Hernandez. “It’s very important for all of us to have this night.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DD ARTS: DASHED DREAMS, BURIED SECRETS AND RESENTMENT BOIL OVER AT AN GRIANAN

first_imgDD ARTS: Youthful dreams mixed with reality and buried secrets form the explosive cocktail in an award-winning drama at An Grianan Theatre tomorrow evening (Friday).Fregoli Theatre brings Pleasure Ground to the stage as part of a national tour.A group of friends who’ve gone their separate ways meet back at their teenage haunt, the town park and playground, known as the Pleasure Ground. The town is dying, the Pleasure Ground’s glory has faded and life hasn’t quite matched up to youthful expectations.Over their night together, buried secrets become unearthed, past grievances boil over, and scores are settled.Pleasure Ground writer Jarlath Tivnan’s debut play is based on ideas around the decline of the rural Irish town.The notions of home, belonging, community and change are themes Fregoli are always keen to explore and it was with the winning of the inaugural Michael Diskin Bursary that these ideas became an actuality. The play began to take shape around the town of Boyle, Co Roscommon, inspired by its playground and recreational area which is called the Pleasure Grounds.The writing is witty and sharp, and captures the beauty of rural and small town life whilst exploring feelings of sadness and isolation.His characters are very much of their generation (born in the 90s) but their stories will strike a chord with all generations.Pleasure Ground, An Grianan Theatre, Fri April 22 8pm.Tickets: €15/€12NB: Recommended over 15s. Contains strong language/content DD ARTS: DASHED DREAMS, BURIED SECRETS AND RESENTMENT BOIL OVER AT AN GRIANAN was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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:An griananBOYLEJarlath TivnanPleasure Groundroscommonlast_img read more

GAOTH DOBHAIR NAME TYRONE NATIVE AS NEW SENIOR TEAM MANAGER

first_imgNew Gaoth Dobhair manger Conal Sheridan.Gaoth Dobhair GAA club have announced their new Senior team manager for the forthcoming 2015 season following a club meeting on Tuesday night.Former Cavan and Fermanagh assistant manager Conal Sheridan is the man appointed to take over the reigns from Kevin Cassidy.The Tyrone coach has a wealth of experience at both club and inter-county level and his appointment is seen as a major  coup for Gaoth Dobhair. Former Donegal player Kevin Cassidy stepped down from the position towards the end of last year following an unsuccessful stint in management.Termon knocked Gaoth Dobhair out of the Donegal SFC and Sheridan will be hoping he can be the man to lead Gaoth Dobhair to glory over the next few years.Gaoth Dobhair have an excellent squad and with Neil and Eamon McGee in their side along with Odhran Mac Niallias they have a nucleus of a superb team that should be challenging for honours.   GAOTH DOBHAIR NAME TYRONE NATIVE AS NEW SENIOR TEAM MANAGER was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Conal SheridandonegalGAAGaoth DobhairnewsSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL AUTHOR RELEASES SECOND NOVEL – PRISONERS OF WAR AT BALLYKINLAR INTERNMENT CAMP

first_imgA Donegal man has just published his second historic novel.Liam O Duibhir is a well known Letterkenny author who specialises in Irish historic literature.His latest novel, Prisoners of War – Ballykinlar Internment Camp 1920 – 1921, tells the story of more than 600 men interned in a prisoner of war camp. At least 70 of those were from Donegal.“Just think of the Great Escape with Steve McQueen and a Dublin accent and that’s the book,” says O Duibhir painting the picture.The following is a summary of the book which will undoubtedly take its place on the shelves of history lovers everywhere.Ballykinlar Internment Camp First photo is of the No. 1 Compound Staff Officers – Front row (L-R) Art O’Donnell, Mossie Donegan, Joseph McGrath, Dr. Richard Hayes, Dr. T.F. O’Higgins – Back row (L-R) Thomas Meldon, Barney O’Driscoll, Thomas Treacy, D. Hogan.Prisoners of War – Ballykinlar Internment Camp 1920 – 1921:Following the outbreak of the War for Independence the British were slow to react to the initial activities of the Irish Volunteers or the Irish Republican Army. However, by mid-1920 the Irish War of Independence had developed into a vicious and depraved conflict. In that year the Irish people were subjected to the brutal reprisal policy of the British quasi-military forces of the Auxiliary Cadets and the Black and Tans. These forces were deployed to Ireland by the British government to bolster the ranks of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and generally ignored the normal code of warfare. The quasi-military forces targeted the general population in their endeavour to defeat the IRA in a campaign of murder, brutality and widespread destruction. The deployment of these forces by the British government was in direct response to the escalation in the IRA’s campaign against the various components of the British establishment in Ireland; the military, RIC, judiciary and British administration. The events of ‘Bloody Sunday’ 21 November 1920 and the assassinations of fourteen members of the British secret service, military intelligence and court martial officer was the turning point and the catalyst for mass internment.In response to that event the British military in Ireland mounted large scale arrest operations throughout the thirty-two counties as part of their internment policy to suppress the activities of the IRA and Sinn Féin. Soon hundreds of men were being held in RIC barracks, town halls and various other buildings up and down the country. As the numbers rapidly increased the British establishment were faced with the dilemma of identifying a suitable location to incarcerate these men.In mid-December 1920 a disused British military camp situated at the mouth of Dundrum Bay on the county Down coast opened its gates to the first few hundred Irish internees’. With the picturesque backdrop of Slieve Donard Mountain and the Mountains of Mourne the camp was obviously selected for its isolated location. The British felt that the camp would serve to break the spirit of the men with little prospect of escape. The men would be transported by sea and by rail to the Belfast docks where they were always subjected to a hostile reception from the dock workers and crowds that gathered to verbally abuse them with each new batch of arrivals having to pass under a shower of nuts, bolts and other missiles. They would then entrain to Tullmurry Railway Station approximately three miles from the camp. From there they were forced to walk with their belongings and handcuffed in pairs to the camp.This was to be the first mass centre of internment on the island of Ireland and would house men from every county. The two compounds nestled in the south east corner of this camp would become known to its inhabitants as the cages of Ballykinlar Internment Camp.  Compound Staff Officers – Front row (L-R) Art O’Donnell, Mossie Donegan, Joseph McGrath, Dr. Richard Hayes, Dr. T.F. O’Higgins – Back row (L-R) Thomas Meldon, Barney O’Driscoll, Thomas Treacy, D. Hogan.The men who found themselves behind the barbed wire confines of the Ballykinlar cages were not charged or convicted of any crime but were served with an internment order without any defined period of detention. Internment did not discriminate against class and the cages of Ballykinlar were inhabited by all walks of Irish life with the result that two small communities had been established consisting of all trades and professions to be found in any village, town or city in Ireland.The British internment policy was devised to destroy the will of the men and demoralise them to the extent that they would abandon their political aspirations. However, the internees’ soon organised and set about countering the affects that internment was designed to instil. The internment policy was countered through an extensive education curriculum, sports, drama, newsletters, arts and crafts, and other recreational activities. With university professors and teachers among the internees’ the educational curriculum catered for various subjects, including; Irish classes, mathematics, shorthand, book-keeping, singing, fiddle and piano classes, French and the Classics. Some internee’s also qualified in various disciplines and certificates were issued to all men on the completion of the particular course of study. The camp also had a violin orchestra organised by Martin Walton. Other well-known figures in the camp were Sean Lemass, later a Taoiseach, Peadar Kearney author of ‘The Soldier’s Song’ and many others who would later be prominent in Irish political and professional life.Athletic was also an important part of camp life with boxing and wrestling classes with separate committees being established – Sports Committee and G.A.A. Board. The G.A.A. football league was the most popular sport and teams were made up of the different huts. The two compounds requested permission to play each other but the British refused. There was also a camp newsletter and was issued on a regular basis. The information was based on events in the camp, stories, camp football results etc.Perhaps for the internees the most effective method of countering the interment policy was opposing the authority of the British military in the camp. They also explored various methods of escape and perhaps their greatest enthusiasm was expressed in this way. The will to be free was the most dominant thought in the minds of the internees and proposals for escape were being presented to the camp councils on a regular basis. The British were convinced that tunnelling out of the camp was impossible as the grounds were only a matter of feet above water level. However, the internees discovered that tunnelling could be carried out in some parts of the camp and the first tunnel was started in Hut 2 of No. 1 compound. A trap door was cleverly cut out of the floor of the wash room in that hut and this was to serve as the entrance to the tunnel. Hut 2 was in a good location for a tunnel being just inside the barbed wire barricades, under the guardroom and almost under the nearest sentry box. The work on the tunnel was carried out by day and night and the sand excavated was disposed of at various locations around the camp. Bed boards were taken from huts for the shoring up the tunnel as it progressed and when these were discovered missing the men would give different excuses, but the most believable was that they were used for burning in the stove. The tunnel was equipped with lighting and ventilation. The sand and soil was transported to the tunnel entrance on a wooden bogey running on wooden rails, which was pulled by a long cord or rope. The tunnel was discovered and the British engineers dug a trench around the compound between the outer and inner barbed wire fence known as ‘Dead Man’s Walk’. The tunnel was said to have reached approximately 360 feet when discovered. This did not end the tunnel digging and other were constructed even up until the time of their release in December 1921.A number of men were murdered by sentries in both compounds with Joseph Tormey and Patrick Sloan being the first. Both men were shot with a single bullet. Tadhg Barry was shot in November 1921 for being allegedly too close to the wire only weeks before the internees’ were released. Other men died in the camp from various illnesses and mainly due to the lack of proper treatment – Patrick O’Toole, Pneumonia – Maurice Galvin, Brights Disease – John O’Sullivan, Haemorrhage – Maurice Quinn, Consumption – Edward Healy, Pneumonia.Ballykinlar internment camp housed over 2,000 men in the twelve months that it existed as a mass centre of internement. The story of Ballykinlar Internment camp is on the one hand an account of suffering, espionage, murder and maltreatment; but it is also a chronicle of survival, discipline, comradeship and community.DONEGAL AUTHOR RELEASES SECOND NOVEL – PRISONERS OF WAR AT BALLYKINLAR INTERNMENT CAMP was last modified: March 24th, 2013 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:author Liam O DuibhirletterkennyPrisoners of Warlast_img read more

McLAUGHLIN APPEALS TO DOG-OWNERS TO ‘SCOOP THE POOP’

first_imgBuncrana councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has appealed to all dog owners to ensure that their dogs are not left roaming around in urban areas and to ensure that they “scoop the poop.”Responding to this growing menace, Cllr mc laughlin recently had a motion passed on Buncrana Town Council.The motion read – “That this council improves it’s tourism prospects by better policing of dog fouling and to penalise those owners responsible.” He said “Dog owners who do not clean up after their dogs are creating a serious environmental and public health issue for everyone else.“If not cleaned up and disposed of appropriately, dog faeces can cause serious medical problems such as toxocariasis, leading to sight loss in children, it is illegal for dog owners to allow their dogs to run around in urban areas or on housing estates.“This behaviour is selfish and irresponsible they must know that their dogs are fouling on the streets or on their neighbours gardens.”He also appealed to dog owners when walking their dogs in the town, our parks, the beach or on one of our walking amenities, to always scoop the poop. “Whether it’s with a plastic bag or a pooper scooper, safely disposing of dog litter is not only showing respect for your neighbours and your community, it’s the law.”He continued “My motion to the council focuses on the damage to tourism and the undermining of our marvellous tidy towns activists. I also want to see better policing of dog fouling and I call on the members of our community to report these responsible to the council. This will be a team effort to confront the minority of dog owners who refuse to meet their responsibilities.”McLAUGHLIN APPEALS TO DOG-OWNERS TO ‘SCOOP THE POOP’ was last modified: March 24th, 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:Clr Ciaran McLaughlinDOG POOscoop the pooplast_img read more

Blue Jackets end Sharks six-game road winning streak

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — The Erik Karlsson injury watch resumed in Columbus on Saturday.Karlsson left the ice midway through the Sharks 4-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets after re-aggravating his injured groin, missing the game’s last 33:04.The two-time Norris Trophy winner suited up for his fourth straight game Saturday after missing nine games with a groin injury. Head coach Pete DeBoer initially labeled the injury as “not serious” after he held Karlsson off the ice for most of the third period …last_img read more