Animal shelter preparing for kitten rush amid coronavirus restrictions

first_imgHomeLifeHealthCovid-19Animal shelter preparing for kitten rush amid coronavirus restrictions Mar. 25, 2020 at 6:00 amCovid-19FeaturedNewsNon ProfitsAnimal shelter preparing for kitten rush amid coronavirus restrictionseditor1 year agoanimal sheltercoronavirusCOVID-19Santa MonicasmpdCourtesy photosCourtesy photos1234Courtesy photos The Santa Monica Animal Shelter remains open and the animals are being well cared for despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis that is threatening their human caretakers.Shelter operations are continuing unchanged behind the scenes but the locals looking to adopt a new family member must now make an appointment to visit the shelter. General visitation and public walkins have been suspended during the outbreak but officials said pets are still available for adoption on a by-appointment basis.Shelter Administrator Robert Silverstein said animal control officers are still working in the city responding to calls, office staff are at the shelter and staff are working with the animals every day.“Our operation has not changed,” he said. “We have to function at the same level we did prior to the pandemic, but what we have done, because we have to follow the orders from our city leaders and county health dept to reduce COVID-19 risk, we did close our lobby and facility and are doing adoptions by appointment only.”Silverstein said there has been a steady stream of adoptions even during the stay at home order and the shelter has plenty of capacity. No animals are being moved to other facilities and the shelter has no need for community fosters at this point.“We actually have seen quite a nice turnout of people who have called to make appointments to come and adopt,” he said.He said online rumors regarding euthanizations are blatantly false.“Some people are under the impression that animals are being euthanized and that’s not true at all,” he said. “Our animals are cared for daily. We would never abandon our animals or fail to care for them given any kind of crisis. We place a high priority on making sure the animals are cared for.”The shelter continues to accept animals that are surrendered by the community and Silverstein said they are about to head into the spring kitten season so any donations to help with the anticipated glut of kittens would be helpful provided donations of food are new and unopened.“Given we’re getting into the time of year with kittens, anything related to kittens like food or bedding or things related to cats, we would greatly appreciate,” he said.For other business, such as renewing a dog license, he said residents find information online or call the shelter during business hours (310) 458-8595.SHELTER STAY AT HOME GENERAL INFOThe Shelter facility is not open to the public, however, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the administrative staff is still there. The kennel attendants are still caring for the animals seven days a week. Animal control is still working seven days a week between 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.ADOPTIONSDuring the Stay At Home Order, animals are still available for adoption. For a full list of adoptable animals, visit and search for the Santa Monica Animal Shelter. You may also call the shelter directly during normal business hours. If you are interested in meeting and/or adopting an animal, call the shelters to set up an appointment. They are setting up appointments for adoptions on a one-on-one basis, one customer at a time. Only one customer at a time is allowed be inside of the shelter. These appointments can be made Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM at 310.458.8595. Inquire with the Shelter directly regarding adoption fees.DOG LICENSINGSanta Monica Animal Shelter provides dog licensing for Santa Monica residents only. New dog licensing new must be submitted online only at Dog licensing renewals can be processed online me or submitted by mail to the shelter. Once you register or renew your dog license, your dog’s licensing tag will be mailed to you. If you have any questions, you may call the Shelter directly, Tuesday through Saturday, between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. 310.458.8595.VOLUNTEERSNew volunteers will not be accepted during this time.DONATIONSThe shelter is seeking donations for bedding, food, and treats. They especially need cat and dog canned food, and dog treats. All bedding donations are washed before providing them to animals. All food must be new with the original seal, and not expired. All food donation containers and wrappings are fully sanitized by staff.ANIMAL CONTROLThe animal control staff are still working seven days a week between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. They respond to all calls that are related to animals which include and are not limited to, lost-or-found animals, owner surrender of animals, loose dogs, animal noise complaints, reporting an animal in distress, dog fights, dog bites, and dead animals. Please contact the Santa Monica Animal Shelter during normal business hours, Tuesday through Saturday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at. (310) 458-8595. Or if you need assistance after hours, call Santa Monica Police Department’s dispatch center (310) 458-8491.LOST OR FOUND ANIMALS & OWNER SURRENDER OF ANIMALSIf you find a stray animal, or you are a Santa Monica resident and would like to surrender your animal, you may go to the shelter. The staff is at the shelter and will help you. After hours, you may contact the police department’s dispatch directly.SPECIAL NOTEFor all animal related inquires, please first contact the shelter directly during normal business hours. After hours, please contact the Santa Monica Police Department’s nonemergency dispatch line. Please only call 911 for a true emergency.CONTACT INFORMATIONSanta Monica Animal Shelter(310) 458-8595Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.1640 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404Santa Monica Police Department Dispatch (non emergency)(310) 458-8491Dispatch accepts calls seven days a week, 24 hours a day.If an animal, or person is an immediate danger, or for a true emergency, call 911.PetFinder.comFull list of animals available for adoption at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter.Search Santa Monica Animal ShelterDog Licensing Website Monica Police Department Animal Control Section WebsitePlease note that this website does not have the most up-to-date information regarding the shelter during the Stay At Home Order.[email protected] :animal sheltercoronavirusCOVID-19Santa Monicasmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLos Angeles sheriff: gun shops not essential, must close18 Santa Monica residents test positive for coronavirus as L.A. 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Solheim Cup foes both want underdog role

first_imgST. LEON-ROT, Germany – The Americans would like to think they are the underdogs at the Solheim Cup this week. They aren’t. If you examine the resumes of the 12 players on the United States roster, compare them to Europe’s, it’s no contest in favor of the Americans. If you look at the world rankings, it’s no contest again. The Americans’ average world ranking is 24.6 and Europe’s is 52.6. “I don’t know that you can call yourselves underdogs when you’re that much higher ranked,” European captain Carin Koch said. If you look at major championships won (10-4), the Americans tower over the Euros. If you look at LPGA titles (16-4) won over the last two years, the Americans also dominate, even though 10 of the 12 Euros in this Solheim Cup are LPGA members. It doesn’t matter that the Europeans have won the last two Solheim Cups, or that they beat the United States in a record 18-10 rout at the Colorado Golf Club in the last event. It doesn’t matter that the Europeans are the “home team” this time around, either. You want the official word? That comes from the bookmakers. The experts, the gurus who officially make the odds, they’re all making the Americans the favorites. Solheim Cup: Articles, photos and videos Capsules: United States | Europeans Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power are among oddsmakers who list the Americans as favorites. Ladbrokes and William Hill both make the United States a 4-6 favorite. Paddy Power makes them even heavier favorites at 8-13. What do the odds really mean? They mean the majority of the betting public believes the Americans should win. Bookmakers aren’t prognosticators. They aren’t in the business of predicting who will win. They aren’t floating their opinions making these odds. What they’re trying to do is accurately assess the public perception of who will win. That’s how oddsmaking works. If the odds were even this week, a load of money would be bet on the United States. That’s a fact. That’s why bookmakers are shifting the odds to make the Americans the favorite, to even out the betting. Of course, as they say, this is all “on paper.” And as we’ve learned, what’s on paper doesn’t mean diddly in these international team competitions. The Americans were heavily favored in both of the Solheim Cups lost in 2011 and ’13. Most of professional golf is an individual sport. It’s individuals playing for themselves, and most of it is stroke play. The Solheim Cup, like the Ryder Cup and Walker Cup, is a team event, and it’s all match play. This team thing and this match-play thing, they change everything. “Match play, it’s a different  game,” said France’s Gwladys Nocera, who’s playing in her fourth Solheim Cup. “I think, two years ago, we were more united as a team than maybe the Americans were. Why? I don’t know. You have to ask them why they aren’t super strong together. “On the European side, for sure, we were like really, really strong together. Maybe that makes a difference at the end.” Maybe that’s just perception, but the scores of the last two Solheim Cups favor Nocera’s assertion. And even if it’s perception that the Americans aren’t a strong team, it’s a reality in the heads of the Euros. That’s a potential psychological advantage. “On paper, for sure, the Americans are better than the Europeans,” said France’s Karine Icher, who will be playing in her third Solheim Cup. “When you take the world rankings, there is no doubt they are much better. The magic of the match play, you never know. You can play No. 2 in the world against No. 100, and No. 100 wins, and you don’t know why. “It’s probably mental and how you can create a spirit together. It’s about being a team and being able to put aside every personal thing.” While bookmakers might not agree with U.S. captain Juli Inkster’s assertion that the United States is the underdog this week, there’s no denying the Americans have adopted the mindset. “My plan is to bring our lunch boxes over there,” Inkster said. “We’re going to have fun, but we’re also going to go to work. We’re tired of losing to the European team. We are the underdogs. It’s been a long time since we’ve been the underdogs, and the only way to get that back is to go over there and work hard and play some good golf.” What is it about international team events that makes everyone want to be the underdog? “I think it just makes you a little bit more scrappy, a little bit more willing to fight harder,” said Karen Stupples, the 2004 Women’s British Open champ who played on two European Solheim Cup teams. “There’s no real pressure on the performance, because you’re not expected to win, so you can go out there and just show everybody what you’ve got, but with a little chip on your shoulder to say. ‘You know what? It may not be thought that I’m as good, but I am as good.’ So that’s what the underdog role does for the players.” Whether the Americans should be favored or not, Koch knows they’re highly motivated and they’re feeling some heat. “In my eyes, it’s Team USA that’s under pressure,” Koch said. “But we also want it all. We want to win three in a row. That’s our big goal. It’s another tournament. It has nothing to do with what happened in Colorado or what happened the time before then. We start over, and it’s the Solheim Cup 2015 at St. Leon Rot, and this is the event. We’re there to win, but we’re also there to have a great match and to just have a lot of fun.” The winners always have the most fun.last_img read more

Blocked gullies could cause flooding – Durkan

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Blocked gullies could cause flooding – Durkan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 13, 2019 WhatsApp A Foyle MLA says there is a very real risk of more serious flooding in the Eglinton area because the Department for Infrastructure is not cleaning out clogged drains and gullies.Mark H. Durkan says when he raised the issue with the department, he received what he termed a ‘copy asnd paste’ response, referencing a limited service and lack of resources for regular maintenance.The response concluded that the issue will be attended to when ‘resources and manpower become available.Mr Durkan says it’s an issue right across the city, but particularly in Eglinton………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Previous articleDonegal hotel manager wants Back to School dates changedNext article13 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Twitter Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more


first_imgI am liking it nowCoz I don’t have to see the gray emotions of people.I am liking it nowCoz I don’t have to pretend to smile to known strangersI am liking it nowCoz I can hide from who have already faded away from memoriesI am liking it nowCoz I sometimes just want to hear my own breathI am liking it nowCoz somedays I just want to keep my smiles and sadness within meI am liking it nowCoz I can hide my imperfections behind themI am liking it nowIf makes the world a better place to livelast_img read more

Love’s Travel Stops extends partnership with Front Row Motorsports, sponsors McDowell

first_imgRELATED: Driver, crew chief changes for 2018STATESVILLE, N.C. — The Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports partnership will extend into a sixth season in 2018. The familiar yellow and red Love’s paint scheme will return to the No. 34 Ford Fusion for 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races with driver Michael McDowell.The Oklahoma City, Okla.-based company will adorn the No. 34 for a half-season schedule that includes the season-opening Daytona 500, both races at the company’s home track of Texas Motor Speedway, the Bristol Night Race and the Darlington Raceway throwback weekend.RELATED: New paint schemes for 2018The 2018 season marks a sixth straight year of successful partnership between Love’s Travel Stops and Front Row Motorsports. Love’s has progressively grown its NASCAR marketing program with the team, incorporating its employees, customers and business partners into its success.“We look forward to kicking off another great season in Daytona with Front Row Motorsports and welcoming our new driver of the No. 34 Love’s Ford, Michael McDowell,” said Dave Frankenfield, vice president of marketing for Love’s Travel Stops. “Bob Jenkins and Jerry Freeze continue to provide great value and flexibility in our partnership while working tirelessly to put a competitive car on the track each week. They also help create a unique race-day experience that allows our customers and employees to be a part of the Love’s race team.”Love’s Travel Stops is family-owned and operated with more than 440 locations in 41 states, offering clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies for travelers. McDowell, a 10-year veteran of the series, looks forward to being an ambassador for Love’s both at the track and away from it.“I know first-hand what it’s like to drive a motorhome all over the country with my family on board,” says McDowell. “So, I know how important it is to have a clean and safe place to stop at any hour of the day to fuel up, grab some snacks and whatever else we need on a road trip. Love’s has all of that, both for regular consumers like me and for professional truck drivers who make a living out on the road.”The Love’s Travel Stops team will make its first on-track appearance of the year during Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway next month. The No. 34 team will compete in the Can-Am Duels, the qualifying races for the Daytona 500, on Thursday, Feb. 15. The Daytona 500 is scheduled to run on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET and will air live on FOX.Finley Named Crew ChiefDerrick Finley will be the one calling the shots atop the No. 34 pit box in 2018. Finley has been named crew chief for McDowell’s team after serving in the same role for Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 team in 2017. The veteran crew chief has been with the organization since 2011.For more information about Front Row Motorsports, visit For more information about Love’s Travel Stops, visit read more

Minnesota takes 13th in California

first_imgKuenster’s struggles continued. She finished in a tie for 66th, shooting a 24-over par (78-77-85—240). She rebounded in the third round on Tuesday, shooting a 4-over par 76 to finish in 70th place at 27-over par (80-87-76–243). The Gophers’ other four golfers struggled in their first two rounds, as sophomore Emie Peronnin and freshman Celia Kuenster finished in a tie for 35th at 11-over par for second on the team. “We’ve got some work to do,” head coach Michele Redman said. “No one is happy with the way they played.” “She is just a sophomore, but she is on the verge of being very consistent,” Redman said. “It’s a long season, and she’s only a freshman,” Redman said. “She’s not going to play well all the time, but she just needs to go through the process.” But competition at the Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif., proved to be too much as the Gophers finished in 13th, shooting 67-over par (310-312-309—931). Oregon took the crown with a team total 25-over par. Minnesota takes 13th in California Brad BobelApril 15, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWith the Big Ten Championships on the horizon, Minnesota tried to build up momentum Tuesday as the team ends its regular season and heads into the postseason. After the first two rounds on Monday, the Gophers were in 12th place with senior Carmen Laguna in a tie for 10th. The next day, she shot two rounds of 2-over par to lead Minnesota. And when the final round finished, she shot a 9-over par (74-74-77—225) to put her in a tie for 20th. After leading the Gophers in the last two tournaments, senior Anna Laorr finished the tournament’s first day at 23-over par.  Close behind Laguna was Peronnin, posting a 13-over par (78-77-74—229) that tied her for 32nd. Peronnin shot the team’s lowest score Tuesday — 2-over par — after shooting 5-over and 6-over par rounds the day before. Senior Sarinee Thitiratanakorn finished 32nd as an individual competitor in the previous tournament she played, which was the team’s second best. But at the Silverado Showdwon, she competed in the team portion, finishing at 33-over par (83-84-82–249) and tying for 73rd place.last_img read more

Meet the judges: Francisco Cobo

first_imgFrancisco CoboFrancisco “Paco” Cobo became president of the European Demolition Association (EDA) in 2018.He was the first secretary general of AEDED, the Spanish Demolition Association, from 1981 until 1990.He has been EDA treasurer since 2007 and was president of the international committee for three years. Organisation European Demolition AssociationCountry Spain2020 categories Contract of the Year over $1m Both Manufacturer Innovation categories#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img

Specialised containers for fertiliser exports

first_imgBOLIVIA: State-owned oil and petrochemicals company YPFB has ordered 250 wagons and 500 specialised containers which will be used to transport fertiliser on the country’s 1 000 mm gauge rail network.While the wagons are being manufactured locally in Santa Cruz, the containers are now being delivered by CIMC of China, acting as manufacturing subcontractor for ISG of Australia. The specialised 20 ft design features a removable top and is able to carry a payload of 25 tonnes.The containers will carry fertiliser from the new ammonia and urea plant that YPFB is building in Bulo Bulo at a total cost of US$876m, which will be able to produce up to 2 100 tonnes of urea a day. According to YPFB Project Director Carlos Vilar, the containers will move by rail to Puerto Suárez on the border with Brazil and to Yacuiba on the border with Argentina.last_img read more

Iloilo City records lowest single-day COVID cases

first_imgOn Aug. 24, the city recorded 11 new cases. Also, a total of 23 barangays were either on total lockdown, surgical lockdown or strict home quarantine status. These were the following: * Aug. 16 – 21 Meanwhile, in two weeks from Aug. 10 to Aug.23, Iloilo City logged a total of 442 COVID-19 cases. The two cases were both local transmission – one in Barangay Jalandoni Wilson, City Proper and the other in Barangay Taytay Zone II, City Proper (a call center employee) – according to Jeck Conlu, the city government’s COVID-19 team spokesperson. * Jaro District – Barangay Simon Ledesma on total lockdown including the Jaro Small Market; some houses in barangays Benedicto and Balabago on strict home quarantine; Barangay Tacas (NIA Compound) on extended surgical lockdown * City Proper – Barangay Duran on total lockdown; barangays Legaspi, Ortiz, Pala-Pala 2 (Zone 5 and 6), Barangay Veterans Village (Zone 3 and 4), and Barangay Rizal Estanzuela (Zone 1 and 3) on surgical lockdown; some houses in Barangay Tanza Bonifacio with confirmed COVID-19 cases on strict home quarantine * Aug. 23 – 54 * Aug. 13 – 25 * Aug. 15 – 17 * Aug. 11 – 50 * Aug. 22 – 15 * Molo District – barangays East Timawa and Kasing-kasing on extended surgical lockdown; barangays Calumpang (Zone 8) and San Juan (Zones 1 and 4) on surgical lockdown; Barangay East Baluarte on strict home quarantine * Aug. 18 – 14 * Aug. 19 – 32 As disclosed by Mayor Jerry Treñas, the city recorded the following cases: * Aug. 10 – 76 * Aug. 12 – 34 * Aug. 14 – 22 * Aug. 21 – 51 * Lapuz – barangays Mansaya, Bo. Obrero and Sinikway on extended surgical lockdown/PN * Aug. 20 – 18 * Arevalo District – Zone 14 of Barangay Calaparan on surgical lockdown * Aug. 17 – 13 * Mandurriao District – houses with COVID-19 cases in barangays Bolilao and Bakhaw on strict home quarantine; Barangay Taft North on surgical lockdown ILOILO City – This southern city added two more confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) yesterday – its lowest single-day case recording since March.last_img read more

We Have Another ‘Group Of Death’ – Leon Balogun

first_imgSuper Eagles defender Leon Balogun has disclosed that the team faces another Group of Death in the quest to qualify for the knockout stage from Group D.Gernot Rohr and his players were drawn alongside Cameroon, Zambia and Algeria in the Group of Death during the qualifying campaign for Russia 2018 but the three-time African champions defied all odds to secure a spot at the tournament.Newly signed Brighton & Hove Albion defender Balogun is now convinced that the team has to deal with a ‘Group of Death’ for a second time.Leon Balogun was speaking with NAN on Sunday. He said: “There is no need to get our heads down. It is never nice to lose, especially when it is important to do so, but we can’t be brooding over that loss.”“We now have another `Group of Death’ on our hands, just like it was during the qualifiers. Now, we have two very important games ahead of us and we need to win at least one of them.“But, I am sure we will be up to it. We need to do a good analysis of the two opponents as well as what went wrong on Saturday and make good use of it.” He added.He went on to point out that the team can take some positives out of their performance against Croatia.Balogun said: “We didn’t play a really bad game against Croatia. Their experience was one thing they had against us, and they were composed and very good.”“Our game didn’t look too bad and that means we can still get it right.“I know it is going to be tough, especially in fighting back to qualify from this group, but we must do what we need to do.” He concluded.Leon Balogun and his teammates would be hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they play Iceland on Friday.Relatedlast_img