Joint Animal Services: Animals Ready For Adoption

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Hello, I am a female, lad/pit mix, I am about 5 years old and my # is 83777. I am a little timid when I meet new people. Once I get to know you then my loving and fun side comes out. I enjoy walks and know sit. I am not too interested in playing catch but I do enjoy digging. I am worth getting to know and once you show me love I will be yours! My forever home will need a secure fence to keep me safe and no other female dogs in the house. If there are other dogs in the house I will need to meet them first to be sure we get along and can share your love and affection. Please come down and meet me or call 352-2510 for more information about me. Thank you. Hello, I came into Joint Animal Services with my 5 kittens in April. J.A.S has helped my babies find their forever homes and now I am hoping to find a forever home too.  I am a very affectionate cat. I love to get petted, brushed, and held. I am a vocal cat and enjoy talking to you when I feel like you should be focused on me. I can also be laid back and truly enjoy relaxing in the window watching the outside world. I am friendly when I meet new people and am mostly an outgoing cat. I would love to find a forever family to be a part of. Please come down and meet me or call 352-2510 for more information about me. My # is 82273. Thank you. Thurston County Animal Shelter3120 Martin Way EastOlympia, WA 98506360.352.2510last_img read more

Boss of the Year Nominations Sought

first_imgFacebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Thurston County ChamberThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Boss of the Year award.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance.“With the challenging economy impacting organizations everywhere, leaders are making the difference between whether an organization barely survives or actually thrives”, said Reid Bates, Chair of the Thurston County Chamber and owner of Express Employment Professionals.  “This award is a great way for bosses to be recognized by their teams and the Chamber and for their examples to be shared across the community”, says Bates.Once again, Saint Martin’s University business students will play an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business.Nominations for the “Boss of the Year” award will be accepted through October 25th.  You may mail, fax or send via email to the Chamber office.  The award recipients will be announced on December 11 at the Norman Worthington Center at Saint Martin’s University.For a Nomination Form please visit read more

Pastor Accused of Biting Woman’s Nose Appears in Court

first_imgThe case against a pastor accused of biting a woman’s nose during a fight has begun at Criminal Court ‘A’ at the Temple of Justice.Defendant Edward K. Weah is the senior pastor of Christ the King Church in the Voice of America (VOA) Community, off the Robertsfield Highway, outside of Monrovia.He is facing the crime of “Aggravated Assault.”The incident allegedly took place on May 16 at the VOA Community.At Thursday’s hearing, Madam Lucia Oberly took the stand to testify as prosecution first witness.  She explained that the fighting began after two of her children were refused entrance into the defendant’s school.Before that the victim alleged her children went to school late that morning on May 16, and were sent home by Pastor Weah’s wife, Mother Marthaline Weah.Mrs. Oberly claimed that Mother Weah, in her attempt to send the children home,  accused them of being rebels who were planning to burn down the school.When the children returned home, the witness said, her children explained to her the altercation at the school and the behavior of Pastor Weah’s wife.“At that point, a daughter of Pastor Weah and my son got into bitter argument, where the Pastor’s daughter used insulting language  against me,” Mrs. Oberly  explained.During that period, she said, Pastor Weah’s wife appeared on the scene with an object and beat her son.In the process, Madam Oberly alleged that Pastor Weah came to her house in an aggressive mood and started to use profane words.She further alleged that Pastor Weah walked to her house jumped on her son in fist fight.“I attempted stopping him from fighting my son, and he jumped on me and started beating me.”She alleged that Pastor Weah beat her to the extent that her face was covered with blood.”Then he suddenly bit my nose. It was extremely painful. I cried and my eyes were full of tears,” she recalled.After biting me I trembled with shock, and as I speak, I still feel pain on my nose.”The defendant is expected to take the stand on a day the court deems appropriate and convenient.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

6 more juveniles break out of NOC

first_img– scaling of fence, crawling through a koker: methods of escapingThe hunt is on for six male teenagers who escaped from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, on Tuesday last.Reports are that on the day in question, at about 08:00h, four of the males escaped by scaling the perimeter fence of the correctional facility.Additionally, at about 17:30h, two others crawled through a dried up koker in the compound. They all made good their escape and are yet to be recaptured.Less than two weeks ago, on March 16, twenty-four teenagers who were being housed at this holding centre in Region Two, escaped from the facility.Reports are that around 19:30h the discovery was made that 17 males and seven females made good their escape even with three security officers and their dorm mothers and fathers in the building.According to the police, investigations revealed that the females opened a southern door in their dormitory and tied five sheets together then threw the knotted sheets over the western fence of the compound in order to escape.Guyana Times was told that the males who broke out of the New Opportunity Corps did so by opening a southern window in their dormitory and simply climbed over the fence.The New Opportunity CorpsThe police were able to recapture some of the male escapees while some other male juveniles voluntarily returned to the facility. However, some of those who escaped from this batch are still on the run.Meanwhile, residents in the area and neighbouring communities are calling for an immediate investigation as to why so many breakouts at the juvenile holding facility seem to be occurring and for certain security measures to be put in place immediately to correct this.last_img read more

Update – Power out in parts of Fort St. John

first_imgThis map from BC Hydro shows the areas affected by the power outage.  – Advertisement -UPDATE #2 – Power was restored shortly before 12pm Monday.UPDATE – Power should be restored to the affected area by 12:30pm.A power outage in Fort St. John is affecting more than 3,600 B.C. Hydro customers.The outage was reported at 10:42 a.m. and the cause has been listed as ‘equipment contact’.The area affected is east of 108 St., north of 79 Ave., west of 78 St. and south of 115 Ave.Advertisement B.C. Hydro expects power to be back on in the affected area by 1 p.m.last_img read more

Eggs-actly right

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. (AP) When Eggland’s Best Inc. launched its low-fat, low-cholesterol eggs in 1992, U.S. egg consumption was at its lowest point in decades as dieters and others spurned cholesterol-rich foods. That gave the company a big advantage over generic eggs, and a clear marketing strategy, executed with TV ads depicting mothers and grandmothers happily feeding their families Eggland’s eggs. The ads and the eggs’ health benefits have helped to boost revenues at the tiny Cedar Knolls company by double digits for nine straight years. Retail revenues from Eggland’s eggs which sell at a premium of up to $1 per dozen over regular eggs totaled about $200 million last year, with about $27 million going to the corporation and the rest to grocery stores and to Eggland’s Best farmers, who hold franchises. Compared with regular eggs, Eggland’s have 25 percent less saturated fat, 15 percent less cholesterol and several times more vitamin E and omega-3 essential fatty acids, both of which are believed to reduce risk of heart disease and other disorders. Eggland’s eggs also contain more of the essential mineral iodine and lutein, an antioxidant thought to boost the immune system and help prevent cancer and the eye disorder macular degeneration. “The good things we’re better on and the bad things we’re lower on,” said Eggland’s president and chief executive officer, Charlie Lanktree, whose enthusiasm for his wares rivals that of chicken magnate Frank Perdue. “The perfect food just became more perfect.” That’s accomplished by feeding hens a carefully controlled vegetarian diet, patented under the unwieldy title, “Egg Compatible With Cholesterol Reducing Diet and Method of Producing the Same.” “This is a really special product and it has science to back it up,” added Lanktree, whose company regularly tests Eggland’s eggs, collected at franchisee farms and from store shelves to make sure they have the nutrient levels claimed on the package. Plenty of consumers are willing to pay a premium for “specialty eggs” such as Eggland’s, which include nutritionally enhanced, organic and cage-free and free-range varieties. “The specialty egg segment has grown dramatically in the last eight or nine years,” said Alan Andrews, director of marketing at Pactiv Corp., the world’s top supplier of egg cartons. The number of specialty eggs sold jumped from 40 million dozen in 1999 to more than 90 million dozen last year. Roughly 5 percent of the volume of fresh egg sales and 11 percent of the approximately $3 billion in revenues went for specialty products in 2005, according to data from Pactiv and market researcher ACNielsen.ONE-WORD CQ ON WEB SITE. While many specialty brands are sold locally, there are a few other regional or national brands touting lower cholesterol, higher omega-3 levels or other health benefits, said Marcia Laux of the Iowa State University extension service. Brands include Organic Valley, ChinoZZSB Valley Ranchers, Christopher Eggs, Land O Lakes and Egg Beaters, which are nutritionally enhanced egg whites. U.S. egg consumption, which averaged 310 per person per year in 1970, declined to 234 per person in 1991, mainly over cholesterol concerns. Amid the recent popularity of high-protein diets, egg consumption has rebounded to 257 eggs per person, according to the Egg Nutrition Center. “New studies show that the caution against eating eggs may have been an overexaggeration,” said American Dietetic Association spokeswoman Katherine Tallmadge. Recent research has found that people eating eggs instead of bagels or cereal for breakfast were less hungry later in the morning and ate significantly less at lunch, and that eating an average of an egg a day doesn’t raise cardiac risks. Tallmadge said that while eggs are high in cholesterol, they are low in saturated fat a bigger factor in raising people’s cholesterol levels. Many people like eggs and they are one of the best sources of protein and several other key nutrients, she said. “The main problem with eggs is the food around it,” Tallmadge said, noting that most people eat them with buttered toast, sausage and fried potatoes. Eggland’s claims numerous awards and citations. Even the American Vegetarian Association has certified Eggland’s products as meeting its standards. Many vegetarians eat eggs and dairy products because they don’t involve killing animals.”We felt very comfortable certifying them because of the (humane) way they treat their hens,” said Alan Reboul, director of marketing for the group. Reboul, whose family has been buying Eggland’s for a few years, said factors from the thickness of the egg white and the bright orange-yellow yolk to the hardness and thickness of the shell indicate the egg’s high nutritional value and that the hen laying it is healthy. Reasons for Eggland’s premium price include higher costs for feed and care of the hens and strict quality control. About 250,000 eggs are rejected each day for defects in shell quality and other factors, said Bart Slaugh, director of quality assurance and head of the company research facility in Chester County, Pa., where scientists tinker with their vegetarian feed formula. Standard feed for laying hens generally includes up to 8 percent animal fat, bone or other byproducts, according to agriculture scientists, along with higher-fat oils than Eggland’s uses. Eggland’s feed contains healthy grains, low-fat canola oil and supplements including rice bran, alfalfa meal, kelp (a good source of iodine) and vitamin E. “These hens eat a better diet than I do,” joked Lanktree. last_img read more

Pruning requests trim costs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake One of the city’s first acts when Santa Clarita incorporated 18 years ago, the oak tree ordinance required permits for removal of any trees more than 6 inches in circumference. That was eased last year to 12 inches. The council unanimously approved the change, which is set for another reading March 8 before becoming law. City officials have said the change was intended to prevent property owners from cutting down trees about to come under city protection. The revised ordinance also allows owners of single-family homes to remove as many as five oaks from their properties – an increase from three trees – with the planning director’s approval. Removing a “heritage oak tree” – one at least 9 feet in girth – or more than six oaks will require permission from the Planning Commission. The $80 pruning permit fee has been waived, but homeowners must use a city-certified arborist for the job. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The city’s revised oak protection ordinance has saved Santa Clarita some $4,400 since April because pruning and other minor requests are handled in-house, rather than through the Planning Commission. And residents who paid for pruning reports under the former regulations have saved a total of about $5,880, according to a year-end city report on the ordinance that was revised early this year. The key changes allow the city’s Urban Forestry division to issue permits rather than requiring property owners to seek hearings before the Planning Commission. Since the ordinance was eased in April, 49 oak tree pruning permits have been handled in-house, 36 more than were issued in all of 2004. Avoiding the commission hearings saved $3,920 plus $490 in notary fees, according to a city report.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL will escape the worst of today’s weather – as a Yellow Alert was issued for the county.However many other counties have been issued with an Orange Alert, with higher winds.Winds gusting up to 100km/hr will hit Donegal overnight tonight however. This has the potential to knock out power lines.The alerts are expected to continue for several days with a further storm on the way on Tuesday, says Met Eireann.The worst of the weather has been in the south and west of the country, however there has been damage to some coastal areas in Donegal – with a road in Malin torn away by stones brought in on the high tide.STATUS YELLOW  Wind Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Clare, Limerick and TipperarySouth to southeast winds will reach mean wind speeds of 45 to 65 km/h, with gusts of 80 to 100 km/h overnight and on Monday morning. The strongest winds will be along the coasts.Issued:Sunday 02 February 2014 10:00Valid:Monday 03 February 2014 00:01 to Monday 03 February 2014 12:00 DONEGAL TO ESCAPE THE WORST AS NEXT STORM ARRIVES was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 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)last_img read more

Sultan: The Salman-Anushka film will have a sequel soon?

first_imgAs Salman Khan’s latest release Sultan races ahead to enter the Rs. 100 crore club pretty soon, it is rumoured that producer Aditya Chopra is planning to produce a sequel soon.ALSO READ: Salman Khan-starrer Sultan sets the box office on fire, ready to enter the 100 crore club ALSO READ: Sultan co-stars Salman and Anushka inspire each other to marry this year? ALSO READ: Sultan Movie Review According to a report in, Aditya Chopra has already announced a sequel to the Ali Abbas Zafar-directorial. Reportedly writer-director Zafar has not even started writing it but the star of the film, Salman Khan, has agreed to star in the film. The Yash Raj Films chief was sure that a sequel will work at the box office because Sultan was highly appreciated by the people during the trial shows.If the Sultan sequel does happen, and if it works out, Yash Raj Films will have yet another successful franchise at their hands after the Dhoom series of film. The Dhoom franchise which began in 2004 has given us three films so far, which have collectively grossed around USD 160m at the box office, making it the highest grossing Indian film series.Sultan is having a great run at the box office. After earning Rs. 36.54 crore on its day of release (July 6), Sultan became the biggest opening day grosser of this year. The film, so far, has earned Rs. 73.74 crore at the box office and is expected to gross Rs. 100 crore soon.The wrestling-based sports drama is centered around the story of Haryanvi wrestler (Sultan Ali Khan) who falls in love with fellow wrestler Aarfa (Anushka Sharma), only to fall from grace and lose it all, before making it big as a mixed martial arts fighter.advertisementSultan is currently running in theatres worldwide.last_img read more