Joint Animal Services Adjusted Services and Availability Due to COVID-19

first_imgFacebook99Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesIt’s hard to believe we are past the two-month mark since we at Joint Animal Services and many other organizations, had to make the difficult decision to close our doors to the general public and learn how to navigate a world with COVID-19.I have been so proud of the way our staff and foster homes have handled this uncertain and ever-changing time, maintaining a steadfast commitment to ensuring the health and welfare needs of the animals who depend on us.It is vital that as we prepare to relaunch our programs and services, we continue to keep our staff and volunteers healthy so that we can be here for the animals.This is why we will be taking a thoughtful and measured approach to our staged relaunch, with the following principles guiding every decision:Staff and volunteer health and safetyAnimal welfareCommunity healthWe know people are eager to return to a sense of normalcy in their lives with their pets – we are too. But we also recognize that if we rush to open, we could jeopardize the health of our staff and greater community. Although we’re prepared to be flexible, we want to avoid having to go backwards at any point, which could compromise the care of our shelter animals who have nowhere else to turn.Staff will continue to be available by phone Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Beginning June 2, 2020 Joint Animal Services will be open by appointment during our regular business hours: Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for the following services:AdoptionsLicensingStray Drop OffsReclaimsOwner SurrendersOwner Requested EuthanasiasField Service Officers will address calls and complaints seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.To learn more about ways to donate, please go to the Animal Services website. Critical items can also be purchased directly from the Shelter’s Amazon Wish List and shipped directly to Animal Services. Please note that we are only able to accept unopened bags of food at this time.For information about local impacts of coronavirus on humans and guidance for keeping yourself and others healthy, please follow the dedicated page on the Thurston County Health Department website.last_img read more

PNG Barramundis still in the mix for World T20

first_imgNamibia The Barramundis finished in fourth place for pool A and must now win all games in order to get one of the four remaining qualification spots for India. Ireland and Scotland took the two automatic qualifying positions by virtue of finishing top of their pools.The PNG Barramundis will face winner of Afghanistan and Hong Kong on Thursday 23rd July at 7pm PNG time, with the match to be shown live on Digicel Play and TVWAN Sports HD.PNG, Namibia and Hong Kong, along with Ireland, are through to the next stage of the tournament.PNG Barramundis captain Jack Vare-Kevere said “It wasn’t the start we wanted with the ball, but 150 was a gettable target. It was a poor batting performance. We expected USA would come hard at us and we wanted to control what we control. We didn’t get the result we wanted but we’re still in this competition. We wanted to build partnerships but they didn’t come.“It’s T20 cricket and anything can happen. We wanted to focus on this game and ignore other results. We’ve got a couple of days to get some good rest and look at how we can improve. Hopefully the boys will stay positive and concentrate on our basics.” Match SummaryAt Malahide: USA 147-6, 20 overs (Nicholas Standford 38 not out, Akeem Dodson 38, Fahad Babar 30; Charles Amini 2-20)PNG 129-9, 20 overs (Sese Bau 26; Muhammad Ghous 2-27, Timil Patel 2-32)USA won by 18 runsCurrent Group A StandingPool A Pts Nepal Hong Kong USA 7 8 Jerseycenter_img 7 Papua New Guinea 6 Ireland 7 4 3Tuesday 21st July1900       Hong Kong vs Afghanistan @ The Village, Dublin (Playoff 1)2315       Namibia vs Netherlands @ The Village, Dublin (Playoff 2)Thursday, 23 July –PNG v winner of Playoff 1, Malahide, Dublin (07:00 PM*)(*PNG local time)last_img read more

Encore: LeBron, Cavs put down Raptors again

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The Raptors didn’t need any reminders.James scored 27 points, the last coming on a sensational layup, and the Cavaliers continued to gain momentum with the playoffs quickly approaching by beating Toronto 112-106 on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJames added nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs posted their second win in two weeks over the Eastern Conference’s top team, whose lead over second-place Boston remains at two games. This time, the Cavaliers were much healthier than when they beat the Raptors on March 21 despite missing five rotational players and coach Tyronn Lue.Jose Calderon added 19 points and Kevin Love 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavs, who are 9-1 since March 17 despite not having all their pieces. James still isn’t sure what the postseason may bring for Cleveland, which has eliminated Toronto in each of the past two postseasons.“We don’t know what we can become,” James said. “We have no idea. But right now we’re playing good ball and we want to try to continue that. But we don’t know what we can become. We have not been whole all year.”DeMar DeRozan scored 19 and Jonas Valanciunas 17 for Toronto, which will host Boston on Wednesday. The Raptors didn’t quit and scored eight points in 34 seconds before the Cavs put it away with four free throws. Kyle Lowry scored only 5 on 2-of-11 shooting.The Raptors are just 3-5 since winning 11 straight from Feb. 26-March 16.“Right now we’ve got to find our rhythm on both ends of the floor, whether it’s offense or defense,” coach Dwane Casey said. “That’s slip-sided away on us. We’ve got to get that back. We’ve got five games to go. We’ve played some of the best teams in the league, but we’ve got to find our identity and get back to being who we are. We’ve got a locker room full of fighters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James shoots as Toronto Raptors’ OG Anunoby and Jonas Valanciunas, right, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Once his layup dropped, LeBron James sent another message.As Cleveland’s crowd cheered following his artistic shot, James walked within a few feet of Toronto’s bench, pounded his chest several times and screamed, “I’m still a problem!”ADVERTISEMENT “I can see that the guys have already embraced him,” Drew said. “So it’s just a matter of him being more hands on now once he does get back. From what I’ve seen, it looks like everybody has rolled their sleeves up and just waiting for the day he comes back so they can get to work.”UP NEXTRaptors: Host Boston on Wednesday.Cavaliers: Host Washington on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redick, Simmons star in Philadelphia’s 11th straight win Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “We’ve bounced back the entire year. I have total confidence in those guys that they’re going to scratch their way out of it as we go into the playoffs.”The Cavaliers still aren’t at full strength. Starting point guard George Hill missed his second straight game with a sprained left ankle and Lue was in attendance but only in an advisory role as he remains on medical leave.Cleveland’s ball movement was excellent in the second quarter and so was its accuracy.The Cavs made their first five 3-pointers — in less than four minutes — and opened a 16-point lead. Love dropped three of the 3s with the others by Rodney Hood and Calderon, who made his first six field-goal attempts and scored 14 in the opening half.TIP-INSRaptors: Lowry attended Monday night’s NCAA title game in San Antonio and the proud Villanova alum wore a championship cap to Tuesday’s shootaround. He refused to blame his performance on his social activities. “I’m still a professional,” said Lowry, who is 6 of 24 in his past two games. “I just missed shots. I got back in time. I didn’t miss nothing. I just missed some shots.” … Remain one win shy of matching the franchise record of 56 wins set in 2015-16. …Cavaliers: James passed Kobe Bryant with his 942nd 20-point game, third most in league history. … Won their seventh straight home game. … Kyle Korver played for the first time since March 19. He was excused to be with family following the death of his 27-year-old brother.PERFECT SEASONJames has never played in every game in a season, coming closest in 2008-09, when he played in 81 before sitting out the finale to rest for the playoffs.He’s started all 78 this season — his 15th in the NBA — but insists 82 for 82 is not a goal.“My plan is to play one game at a time and see how I feel after that game,” he said. “I didn’t come into the season, saying, ‘OK, we’re going to play 82 games this season,’ but my plan is to be as healthy as I can, work on my body, train my body every day to be available for my teammates every game.”LUE CLOSEThere’s still no definite return date for Lue. But acting coach Larry Drew, who has gone 8-1 while filling in for his boss since March 19, doesn’t expect there to be any “feeling out” period when Lue comes back.last_img read more

Football for mental health- Josiah Gathura memorial cup

first_img0Shares0000Nairobi County Senator Johnson Sakaja joins Major Kariuki and his family during the launch of the Josiah Gathura Kariuki memorial Tournament. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 24 – Josiah Gathura Kariuki was your normal bubbly, jovial and quite playful 18-year old, moving about life and keeping his passion for football alive, every weekend hustling his dad to drive him to training.He had dreams not only of being a good footballer and probably going pro, but was also set to travel to the United Kingdom to study Business and Economics. But on a chilly morning on May 3, 2017, the dreams drowned in a pool of blood and with the biting bang of a bullet, Josiah took his own life with his father’s gun, at their home, in a bathroom.“It was one of those incidents that we never saw coming. Josiah was your normal kid; very agile, focused, hard working and everything was going on well for him. He looked like he was well into his way to the future. We couldn’t suspect anything,” his father, Major (Rtd) Michael Kariuki, Safaricom’s Head of Security told Capital Sport.What they did not know is that Josiah, who had previously struggled with depression, had come to his tether’s end. He had had enough with life and in the thick of the moment decided enough was enough.Major Michael Kariuki and his wife Kathy Kariuki during their interview at the Capital FM offices. PHOTO/Sam WanjohiDevastating news. His parents had been away on vacation in London and as soon as the news reached them, they cut short their trip. Josiah was admitted in intensive care but couldn’t hold on to his young life.The bullet, shot at close range with his father’s Ceska gun, had ripped through his head.“We knew that he had been dealing with depression and we had put in good support structures and had even retained a counsellor for him. But the thing about depression is that it pushes you to a corner that you feel obliged to fight back in a way that shows you as strong,” the retired Army Major further explained.For struggles that he had fought with for a while, the thick of the moment, the flicker of an eye, he was pushed to the extreme. Suicide.“As a parent, you ask yourself, why didn’t I see it happen? Could I have done better to prevent it?” his step mother Kathy Kariuki said.As the family commemorates one year since the unfortunate events, they have made a decision to help out other families and young people who might be headed to the same direction by putting up a two-day football event, Josiah’s first love.The Josiah Gathura Memorial Foundation Tournament at the Impala Ground on Saturday and Sunday will attract a total of 50 teams from the Under-18, 19 and 23 men’s category and an open women’s category for a prize money of Sh225,000.Major Michael Kariuki addresses guests during the launch of the Josiah Gathura Kariuki memorial Tournament. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Soccer is a very popular sport and therefore we felt it would be a good avenue to use to mobilize many young people and bring them into one space then together with mental health professionals influence them,” Major (Rtd) Kariuki noted.“Soccer was Josiah’s first love and we decided to use it because he loved the game and this will be a good memory for him,” he added.He has also hinted there are plans to have the tournament played across all the counties and probably more than once a year as they seek to alleviate the suicide problems as well as create awareness for mental health.“There’s a lot of stigma around the issues of mental health and no one wants to talk about it. The young men especially feel as though it is weak to come out and say ‘I am depressed’ because of the way society is set up,” Major Kariuki noted.“This is a problem that does not have boundaries whether you are rich, poor, old or young. It affects everyone.”Among plans that the foundation has include setting up a website and toll-free number where those suffering from mental health can voice their issues as well as seek professional help.The foundation will also seek to empower parents, teachers and the society at large especially in creating an environment where the young people will find comfort in voicing their issues.Major Michael Kariuki introduces his family during the launch of the Josiah Gathura Kariuki memorial Tournament. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Parents need to be aware of the environment their kids live in. There’s a lot of pressure now because it’s different times. As parents, we need to be present for these kids and listen to them,” Ms Kariuki said, sentiments that were shared by her husband.“Parenting is complex nowadays and our young people are faced with a lot of challenges, more than they can handle. It is important for us as parents to create time with our kids not just a matter of chasing money everywhere and living the responsibility of raising the kids to house helps or drivers. We need to create an environment at home that is conducive for our children to express themselves,” he noted.Last September, when the world marked the World Suicide Prevention Day, it was disclosed by the World Health organization that up to 7,000 suicides are reported in Kenya annually with tens of thousands more attempting to kill themselves in what is often blamed on depression.According to a Ministry of Health research also conducted then, about 7mn Kenyans had attempted suicide which accounts to almost 16pc of the entire population.According to a research conducted in June this year, the number of suicides reported in Kenya rose by 58 per cent between 2008 and 2017 to reach 421.Also, the research conducted by The World Population Review ranks Kenya at position 114 among 175 countries with the highest suicide rate.0Shares0000(Visited 126 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

All Candidates Forum this Thursday at The Lido

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An ‘All Candidates Forum’ is taking place this Thursday, October 10, in Fort St. John at The Lido.Organized by the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce, the All Candidates Forum will feature federal election candidates for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies as they tackle the issues that Canada is currently facing.All candidates from each party have been invited to attend which include:Incumbent Bob Zimmer from the Conservative PartyRon Vaillant representing the Peoples Party of CanadaMavis Erickson of the Liberal PartyCatharine Kendall of the Green PartyMarcia Luccock representing the NDP Party- Advertisement -Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet with the candidates, followed by the forum at 7:30 p.m.A live stream of the forum will be available on’s Facebook page.General Election day is set for October 21, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgFSE Pro Basketball 5 a.m.Exhibition: Cleveland vs. Orlando (Wed.)ESPN2 Boxing 7 p.m.Welterweights: Alfonzo Gomez vs.ESPN Ben Tackie, from Home Depot Center Golf 4 p.m.Grand Slam of Golf (delayed)TNT Hockey 4 p.m.Atlanta at PhiladelphiaVersus 7:30 p.m.Minnesota at KingsFSN1150 Soccer 5 p.m.World Cup qualifier: Argentina at Venezuela1330 8 p.m.Euro qualifier: Estonia at England (taped)FSC Times may be different for satellite TV viewers; consult your guide. TV INDEX: CBS (Ch. 2); NBC (Ch. 4); KTLA (Ch. 5); ABC (Ch. 7); KCAL (Ch. 9); Fox (Ch. 11); KCOP (Ch. 13); KWHY (Ch. 22); KVMD (Ch. 23); KPXN (Ch. 30); KMEX (Ch. 34); KFTR (Ch. 46); KVEA (Ch. 52); KAZA (Ch. 54); KDOC (Ch. 56); KJLA (Ch. 57); KLCS (Ch. 58); CSTV (College Sports Television); ESPNC (ESPN Classic); FSC (Fox Soccer Channel); FSE (Fox Sports En Espa ol); FSN (Fox Sports Net West); NFL (NFL Network); Prime (Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket); Speed (Speed Channel); Show (Showtime); Tennis (Tennis Channel); TNT (Turner Network Television). RADIO INDEX: XSUR (540 AM); KLAC (570 AM); KRLH (590 AM); KOGO (600 AM); KIRN (670 AM); XTRA (690 AM); KSPN (710 AM); KLAA (830 AM); KIIS (850 AM); KRLA (870 AM); KFWB (980 AM); KTNQ (1020 AM); KNX (1070 AM); XPRS (1090 AM); KDIS (1110 AM); KSDP (1130 AM); KTLK (1150 AM); KXMX (1190 AM); KWKU (1220 AM); KKGO (1260 AM); KWKW (1330 AM); KPOP (1360 AM); KSPA (1510 AM); CASH (1700 AM); KLSX (97.1 FM). Community sports The Daily Breeze publishes community and youth sports news in Monday editions of the sports section. Information should be reported to youth/recreation sports reporter David Saunders via e-mail: Saunders can be reached at 310-540-4201 most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday’s after 4:30 p.m. Information should be submitted by Friday afternoon for publication the following Monday. Information should be as complete as possible, including names, dates, times, and locations for events. Correct spelling of all names is the responsibility of the person (coach or parent) providing the information. All submissions should include a contact name and phone number for verification. ——— Home games ——— Away games160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ON THE AIR TODAY’S EVENTSTVRADIO Baseball 5 p.m.ALCS Game 4: Boston at ClevelandCh. 11710 last_img read more

Boat explosion injures two aboard at Port of Long Beach

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“He said there was no pre-warning. It just blew,” Duree said. Ray Quincy, a merchant marine, said he was on his own boat nearby when the explosion occurred. “Kaboom! It was loud and it shook the boat, the dock and everything else,” Quincy told KCAL (Channel 9). The two are believed to have been the only people on board, Coast Guard Lt. Andrew Munoz said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – A recreational boat exploded Monday while heading into a shipyard at the Port of Long Beach, injuring two men aboard, officials said. One of the men, a 52-year-old, was hospitalized in critical condition with serious burns and a possible broken leg, Long Beach fire Capt. Mike Duree said. The other, a 67-year-old, was in stable condition. Fire and Coast Guard crews responded to the explosion around 11 a.m. and pulled the men from the floating wreckage of the 39-foot vessel, officials said. The pair were traveling from the Colonial Marina in Wilmington to the Cabrillo shipyard in the Long Beach port to have the boat’s hull painted, the older man told authorities. They’d been riding for about an hour without any problems when the explosion occurred, he said. last_img read more


first_imgCOURTS: A man has pleaded guilty to seriously assaulting a woman outside a Donegal Hotel, at a sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday morning. Kevin Quinn, pleaded guilty to the assault on Shauna McHugh which occurred outside Gallagher’s Hotel on June 22nd, 2015. He also pleaded guilty to being in a possession of an article made or adapted for use to cause injury.The court heard how the defendant had an aerosol can and ignited it to make flames.Judge John O’Hagan ordered a full probation and welfare report to be prepared on the defendant.O’Hagan also asked the representative from the probation service present in court Mrs Lennox, to see if the defendant could benefit from the Community Reparation Project.Mrs Lennox told the court that it could be explored, and that they will look into it.Judge O’Hagan told the court, “The Community Reparation Project has been an incredible success in Nenagh and in Dublin.“It significantly reduces the chances of re-offending, and the statistics back that up.“The recidivism is well down in both those areas, and the initiative has been a great, great success.“In some cases, it suits far better to do this type of programme, as oppose to sending them to prison.“I’m aware it only applies to specific cases, but I’d like to see if that may be a possibility in this case.”Judge O’Hagan remanded Kevin Quinn on continuing bail, and adjourned the case until the 6th of December.MAN USED AREOSOL CAN AS WEAPON DURING ASSAULT OF WOMAN was last modified: April 26th, 2016 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:assaultcourtsGALLAGHER’S HOTELKevin Quinnmannewslast_img read more

Manchester United’s £66m target says he’s happy with current club despite rumours

first_img RANKED Willian told Globo Esporte: “[Leaving?] No, I’m back to England. I’m very happy at Chelsea.“I’m very happy living in London.” Latest Transfer News Willian could give Chelsea a boost by staying at Stamford Bridge this summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea star Willian in action at World Cup 2018 for Brazil. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND targets REVEALED TOP WORK targets moving on center_img three-way race LIVING THE DREAM 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow as top target Willian claimed he was happy in London.The Chelsea star has been linked with both Man United and Barcelona as his future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The Brazil ace has spent more time as a substitute than as a starter over the previous two campaigns.But his talents are still attracting interest from top European sides who feel his all-round game will improve their squads.On Saturday it was reported Man United had agreed a £66million fee for the player, but the player himself has poured cold water on the speculation.last_img read more