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Lions, tigers and shelter pets will ride out Hurricane Florence in place

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NORFOLK, Va.) — Officials are pleading with residents in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence, but certain city dwellers aren’t able to leaveNamely, the lions, tigers and giraffes at the Virginia Zoo, and the more than 100 dogs and cats at the SPCA shelter in northeastern North Carolina.“I am planning for the worst and hoping for the best,” said Judy Anthony, the manager of the SPCA shelter, which is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.Anthony posted a call for people to foster as many of the shelter’s roughly 150 animals as possible on Sunday, but so far only 30 animals have found temporary homes.“Whether they’re evacuating or they’re riding out the storm there in their homes, [we want] to make sure that the animals will have somebody with them at all times,” Anthony said, noting that the rest will remain in the shelter with a staff member or volunteer who plans to check in and feed the remaining animals as conditions allow.Gerry Leighton, who runs the dog daycare franchise Camp Bow Wow in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was able to evacuate all of the dogs staying in the camp by Tuesday, more than two days ahead of the storm’s expected landfall on early Friday.She told ABC News that she and her husband kept some dogs in their care when Hurricane Matthew hit in 2017.“It was very stressful because we weren’t sure how bad it was going to get. We were getting tornado warnings and everything,” she said, adding that at one point they were sleeping on mattresses on the floor of their home to be closer to the nervous pets.“We decided that we were not going to do that again, and so we were actually lucky this time to get all of the emergency contacts” to pick up the dogs that were in their care, she said.Larger animals like those at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, the property of which is partly under an evacuation order, are going to ride out the storm in the indoor and sheltered portions of their enclosures.The zoo have a team comprising zookeepers, a vet and groundskeepers who will be staying on the property during the storm to help care for the animals, the zoo’s marketing manager, Ashley Mars, told ABC News.Other area zoos, like the Lynnwood Park Zoo near Jacksonville, North Carolina, and the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston are closed due to the storm and did not immediately respond to press requests.Preparations start 72 hours before the storm is slated to hit, and that they include assessing supplies — including food and medications for the animals — and checking that generators are equipped and ready, Mars said.Some steps that the zoo took in preparation for the storm, like taking down any outdoor umbrellas in visitors’ areas, are typical for many people in storm zones. However, other steps, such as removing the shade cloth (essentially a tarp) used to give rhinos comfort on hot days, speak to the unusual nature of storm preparation for such facilities.The topography of the zoo means that “we’ve never really had any flooding on zoo grounds” in the past, with the only prior flooding limited to the parking lot, Mars said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

BYU Football To Wear Throwback Uniforms Against Washington Saturday

first_imgSeptember 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Football To Wear Throwback Uniforms Against Washington Saturday Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Per a Tuesday announcement from the BYU athletics department, the school’s football team will wear throwback uniforms against No. 21 Washington Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium.The Cougars are doing this to honor college football’s 150th anniversary.Fans attending Saturday’s game are encouraged to wear white shirts for a “whiteout” at the stadium.This means the Cougars will wear “history-inspired” retro white and royal uniforms, including a special throwback helmet design featuring the original block “Y” worn by the football team.The helmet will also only feature a single royal blue center stripe and gray face mask comparable to those used by the Cougars in the 1950’s and 1960’s.The jerseys will be white with blue numerals and royal trim, as well as royal pants. The Cougars will also don blue double-striped white socks worn during the 1970’s.Additionally, the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium will feature a retro scheme with painted end zones featuring a diamond-shaped pattern used in the 1960’s along with a midfield logo of the special throwback helmet the Cougars will wear for this game.Cougars greats of the past will be honored, including 1990 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Ty Detmer, and Outland Trophy winners Mo Elewonibi (1989) and Jason Buck (1986) as well as former star safety Derwin Gray (1989-1992). Tags: BYU Football Throwback Uniforms/Derwin Gray/Jason Buck/LaVell Edwards Stadium/Mo Elewonibi/Ty Detmer/Washington Written bylast_img read more

Canada Welcomes French Ships

first_img View post tag: French View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada Welcomes French Ships June 17, 2014 “It is my pleasure to welcome the French amphibious assault ship Mistral and frigate La Fayette to Halifax for a three day port visit, commencing today.“For many years now, Canada and France have worked together to promote and protect shared interests and values in addition to serving side-by-side in international peace and security missions. Our forces coordinate and cooperate with ease and have developed close and effective relationships between staffs and operational forces.“Canada’s defence cooperation with France on international missions is exemplified by our shared commitment to Afghanistan (as part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force) and in Libya, in support of the NATO-led Operation Unified Protector. More recently, the Canadian Armed Forces provided key logistical support to French forces operating against rebels threatening to destabilize central Africa in Mali.“Our naval forces have worked together in support of maritime security operations as part of the Combined Task Force 150, in the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. In the western Atlantic the Canadian submarine HMCS Windsor recently had excellent interactions with a French counterpart honing the skills of both crews.“Partnership with the French Navy, or Marine nationale, extends to training as well, with Royal Canadian Navy officers and non-commissioned members serving in French ships and in certain shore establishments. Exchanges such as these permit our sailors to hone their skills in international settings, improve their language competencies, and gain a broader perspective on changing threats and evolving missions.“I look forward to meeting with the senior officers and the crew of both visiting ships while alongside in Halifax, and wish them a restful and enjoyable visit to Canada.”[mappress]Press Release, June 17, 2014; Image: Canadian Navy Canada Welcomes French Ships View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Canada View post tag: americas View post tag: welcomes Share this article View post tag: ships Rear Admiral John Newton issued the following statement today regarding the port visit of French Ships the Mistral and La Fayette: View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Green and Templeton colleges merge

first_imgGreen and Templeton College have merged to create one postgraduate college.The move comes after Oxford declared its strategy to increase its provision for postgraduate students. It is the first such joining of colleges in the modern history of the University.The new college will be located at Green College’s Radcliffe Observatory site, and Templeton will relocate from its original site, three miles from the city centre. The merger was approved by the University’s Council.last_img

Over half of Oxford libraries lack full step-free access

first_imgOnly 40.8% of Oxford’s libraries have full step-free access, according to an Oxford SU report released today.The report, produced on behalf of Oxford SU’s official disability campaign – the Oxford Students Disability Community (OSDC) – also identifies a lack of accessible toilets, automatic doors, and visual aids in libraries.Only 21% of college libraries have accessible toilets.The number of fully step-free libraries drops to 9.2% for college libraries, a situation described by the SU as: “…detrimental not only to academic success but also to student welfare.”Entitled the ‘Library Accessibility Project’ (LAP), the report recommends that libraries should have accessibility-specific budgets – a policy already implemented by Christ Church and Hertford college libraries. It also calls for accessibility to be “placed at the forefront” of library renovation plans.Secretary of the OSDC committee and joint author of the report, Ebie Edwards-Cole, told Cherwell: “By arming Oxford University with this knowledge and these recommendations, we are hoping that our university, its departments, and its colleges, will work with us to improve the situation for disabled students, ensuring equal opportunities, and an environment that we can all thrive in.”The report notes the varied levels of accessibility between libraries, with some libraries more accessible in certain areas. For example, both the Bodleian Law Library and Bodleian Old Library provide “…an impressive range of visual aids,” which can help students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and visual impairments.As a group, the Bodleian Libraries perform better than college libraries in provision of hearing support, height-adjustable desks, accessible toilets, and step-free access.However, the report notes that “college libraries are key study venues, which typically have longer opening hours than Bodleian or other libraries.”Kathryn Reece, the report’s other co-author, told Cherwell: “It is important to note that although the two papers released today only deal with library accessibility, this is one part of a bigger picture. There are still many areas across the university that are less accessible to students with disabilities, and I hope that by opening up a dialogue about library accessibility, this sentiment for positive change will spread across the University.“In the past, students with disabilities were often forgotten by many bodies across the University. However, in recent years disability has increasingly made it onto the agenda.“OSDC believe the future is equal, inclusive and accessible, and I hope that by shining a light on library accessibility Oxford University will endeavour to work towards a more accessible future for all students.”A special Cherwell investigation into disability at Oxford will be released on Friday.last_img read more

Watch Queen Open The Oscars With A Thrilling “We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions”

first_imgOn Sunday night, Hollywood celebrated its biggest night of the year at the 91st Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The evening featured a number of notable storylines, from Spike Lee nabbing his first-ever Oscar for “Best Adapted Screenplay” (BlacKkKlansman) to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s steamy rendition of their “Best Original Song”-winning hit “Shallow” from A Star Is Born.Among the night’s biggest winners was the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which took home four awards including a “Best Actor in a Leading Role” statue for Rami Malek‘s portrayal of the band’s iconic late frontman, Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody also took home awards for “Best Sound Mixing”, “Best Film Editing”, and “Best Sound Editing”.Related: Watch Queen’s Iconic Show At Live Aid & The Same Scene From ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Side By SideIn celebration of Bohemian Rhapsody‘s big night at The Oscars, the Academy recruited Queen and their current touring frontman, Adam Lambert, to open the broadcast with rousing renditions of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”. You can check out the video of Queen’s Oscars performance below:Queen + Adam Lambert Perform at The Oscars[Video: ABC]On another amusing Bohemian Rhapsody note, Wayne’s World stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey introduced the “Best Picture” nominee with a callback to their cult classic 1992 film’s iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” sing-along scene. You can watch Myers and Carvey’s introduction below:Mike Myers, Dana Carvey Introduce Bohemian Rhapsody at The Oscars with Wayne’s World Callback[Video: ABC]In case this taste of modern-day Queen left you wanting more, you can catch Queen + Adam Lambert live this summer when they hit the road for their 2019 summer tour. You can check out a list of upcoming tour dates below or head to the band’s website here for more information.Queen + Adam Lambert 2019 Tour DatesJuly 10, 2019 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaJuly 12 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma DomeJuly 14 – San Jose, CA @ SAP CenterJuly 16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort ArenaJuly 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The ForumJuly 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterJuly 24 – Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterJuly 27 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars ArenaJuly 28 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank ArenaJuly 30 – Washington, DC @ Capital One ArenaJuly 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints ArenaAugust 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterAugust 4 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity CenterAugust 6 – New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenAugust 9 – Chicago, IL @ United CenterAugust 10 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterAugust 13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide ArenaAugust 15 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaAugust 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T CenterAugust 18 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaAugust 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King CenterAugust 22 – Atlanta, GA @ State Farm ArenaAugust 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum CenterView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Harvard opens skating rink in Allston

first_imgHarvard University will open a free skating rink in Allston on Friday (Jan. 15). The 40-by-60-foot temporary indoor rink will be open to the public Fridays and weekends through March 28.The Harvard Allston Skating Rink at 168 Western Ave. is a way to bring community-oriented uses to the University’s Allston properties while it looks for building tenants. The rink is part of the University’s commitment to strengthen the active stewardship of its properties and improve community vitality in Allston.“As we seek a long-term use for this building, we wanted to open up this space to the community in a creative way,” said Christine Heenan, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications. “We share the neighborhood’s desire for places that can bring the community together.”The indoor rink is housed in a former garage. An adjacent, glass-lined showroom has been transformed into the rink’s lounge.During the week, staff from Harvard Real Estate Services, the Allston Development Group, and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications put the final touches on the space — hanging lights, decorating walls, and arranging furniture.Starting Saturday (Jan. 16), visitors can go skating, watch skaters from the heated lounge, or get refreshments. Allston residents, along with Harvard and local officials, will celebrate the rink’s opening on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.Visitors can bring their own skates or borrow free pairs. Skates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and their numbers are limited.In the future, the rink will be open on Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be special hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and during Boston’s school vacation week (Feb. 15-19), from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.last_img read more

Gators and vending machines

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I love our national parks, so when I had a chance to visit the Everglades during NAFCU’s CEOs and Senior Executives Conference, I jumped at the chance.As you can see, I had a chance to hold a young alligator. Luckily, the picture does not show my blood pressure or my shaking legs.The park ranger noted an interesting fact. While many are terrified of alligators, gators kill far fewer people each year than vending machines. In fact, 38 people have fallen victim to vending machines since 1978. I can’t get alligator vs. vending machine statistics, but allegedly, alligators killed 9 people from 1999 through 2014.So the ranger may very well be correct.Now, that’s not the whole story.I’m guessing most of you have at least one vending machine where you work. And I’m hoping that most of you do not have an alligator inside your office. So people interact with far more vending machines than alligators every day.But still, the perceived risk between the two is interesting. What scares us more? continue reading »last_img read more

Ala Šu – a great calendar of all events on the island of Krk that all hotels and renters should use

first_imgLast year, organized by the Tourist Board of the island of Krk and tourist boards, an excellent portal was launched to promote integrated programs of events on the island of Krk, with the introduction of the In Destination system of informing tourists in the destination, ie the portal www.ala-su.comThe portal is adapted for display on all types of devices (phones, tablets), operating systems and modern Internet browsers. It consists of a module for displaying data on web pages and sharing content on selected social networks, and a web service for exchanging content with all interested information providers. So far, two language versions have been made, Croatian and English, and it is planned to further expand to other language variants.On the portal, users and visitors can find out the schedule of all events on the island of Krk, read information about the destination, the island of Krk, look at attractive photos, and get basic information about all tourist boards of the island. The events are described in detail, so that the visitor can get complete information in one place, such as photos of the event, google map with the exact location of the event, price, hours, etc.…Calendar of events as an extremely important toolI write carefully that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but a destination. That is why it is important that all hoteliers and renters, sell primarily sell and promote the destination, because if the guest decides on a destination, it is normal that they will then look for accommodation, and will first look to you where he got all the information.Also, if the guest is satisfied with the content of the destination during their vacation, then they will come back again and your accommodation will come back. Win-win for everyone.To this end, a calendar has been created that allows businesses (hotels, agencies, renters and others) to download the content of the calendar, to implement it on their pages and thus provide quality information about events to their guests. A calendar that must be present in every accommodation offer, install them through web platforms and promote the content of the destination.Also, a novelty this year is that now the calendar has the ability to print. So now you can print a calendar of events on the island of Krk for your guests, whether it is a hotel or accommodation in a family accommodation, exactly for the period in which the guest is on the island. There are two ways to get a print edition. The first is by opening the “main” web so click on icon The print that is at the bottom of each event list e.g., and the second is by opening a “print” web at  simplified layout, custom printing.Regardless of the digital versions, print out a calendar of events for each guest, let him greet him in the room with other information. I repeat, we must care about the overall guest experience of the destination. If the guest is bored at the destination, he will not return, and the sun and the sea have long been enough. Guests want content and activities, primarily authentic content.And don’t forget, the tourist destination is the whole island of Krk, not individual cities on the island of Krk.last_img read more

‘Like his son’ – Cesc Fabregas slams Jorginho’s special treatment by Maurizio Sarri

first_imgCesc Fabregas played a key role in Chelsea’s two most recent Premier League title winning campaigns (Picture: Getty)‘I like to have new objective, said Fabregas. ‘All the time for me it’s important to have a new objective in my head.‘I was at Chelsea and I could have renewed my contract and stayed there but a new coach came with a player that for him was like his son.‘For me it was difficult to play every single game and that’s what I want to do. I love football. I don’t want to just be happy to play for Chelsea.‘For whatever reason it was impossible for me even if I was better, or someone else is better, to play every match and I decided to come to a project that was different for me and I think it will give me so much satisfaction.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Jorginho joined Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea from Napoli last summer (Picture: Reuters)Cesc Fabregas believes Maurizio Sarri treats Jorginho as if he were his son and insists it would have been impossible to win a regular place back in Chelsea’s midfield no matter how well he was playing.The Spaniard won two Premier League titles following his move to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona in the summer of 2014, but bid an emotional farewell to the west London club in January having struggled to win over Antoino Conte’s successor.Upon succeeding his compatriot, Sarri requested the signing of Jorginho from Napoli and the Italy international has been a constant fixture in the Chelsea side, despite a number of indifferent displays.AdvertisementAdvertisementFabregas subsequently felt he had no option but to seek a move, despite having been offered a contract extension. The former Arsenal captain joined Monaco in January and is confident he made the right decision, having played a prominent role in the French side’s improvement since Leonardo Jardim replaced Thierry Henry in the dugout.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Apr 2019 3:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement ‘Like his son’ – Cesc Fabregas slams Jorginho’s special treatment by Maurizio Sarrilast_img read more