Woman tells Auckland Council her dog identifies as a cat in bid to avoid registration fees

first_imgNewsHub 28 November 2018Family First Comment:  Well – it’s only taking the (il)logic to the next level! An Auckland woman’s hilarious message to the Council has gone viral on Facebook.Jade Schutte was fed up with high registration fees, and the possibility of a by-law being passed to ban dogs on beaches between10am and 7pm was the final straw.So she took matters into her own hands. In a message to the Auckland Council she screen-shotted and posted to Facebook, Ms Schutte said her dog Lettie now identifies as a cat, so she won’t be paying the registration fees.Although her message humoured many, Ms Schutte says she was approaching the Council from a place of frustration.She says that the proposed new by-law “really annoyed me because dog access in Auckland is already so limited. What are we paying $135 a year to the council for dog registration if we have barely any rights? But cats can roam free and don’t have to be registered, doesn’t make sense to me”.“I thought it would be funny to see the Council’s take on my message, considering the biggest point that cats do not have to be registered, yet have free roam. It’s all a bit of a joke at the end of the day, but still frustrating as a responsible dog owner.”READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/11/woman-tells-auckland-council-her-dog-identifies-as-a-cat-in-bid-to-avoid-registration-fees.htmllast_img read more

Brookville Farmer’s Market hours, location announced

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Brookville Farmers Market is now located in the grassy area near the waterworks on U S 52. The market is open every Friday from 3:30 to 7:00 p. m.There is no charge to set up. New vendors who sell fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, baked goods and farm-raised products are welcome. A new feature this year is lamb.last_img

West Florida Cross Country Teams Running to Help Arthritis

first_imgWest Florida Cross Country Teams Running to Help Arthritis Share Aug. 15, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Men’s and Women’s Cross country teams will be running for a cause this Friday, August 17th when they participate in the first “From Jay to the Bay Charity Relay.”The 30 UWF student-athletes and coaches will participate in this inter-squad relay race to raise funds for the local office of the North Florida Arthritis Foundation.”The arthritis foundation helps a lot of people in the Pensacola Bay area,” said UWF Head Cross Country Coach Matt Dobson. “One of my goals for the new team this year is to see more community involvement among the student-athletes. I’ve had the vision of this inter-squad relay race for a long time and I’m glad we are going forward with it this year.”The runners will participate as co-ed teams and start from the parking lot of Cora Baptist Church in Jay. They will run south on Chumuckla Highway, turn right onto Highway 90, go across the Causeway and end with a lap around the UWF track. A distance of approximately 32 miles.In 2006, 46 million people were found to be suffering with some form of arthritis. Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability. Arthritis limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing and bathing for more than 7 million Americans. It affects people in all age groups including nearly 300,000 children and costs the U.S. economy a total of $128 billion annually. Baby Boomers seem to be at prime risk and most people don’t think anything can be done to help them.”I think it will be a good thing to see strong, healthy athletes, young adults taking time to do something for an organization that helps people with the debilitating disease of arthritis,” said Dobson. “There will be no trophies at the end of this race, just the satisfaction of doing something noble while promoting team spirit.”The UWF athletes and coaches are still currently collect donations and pledges for the event. All money raised will go directly to the Arthritis Foundation. If you are interested in donating, please contact the UWF Cross Country office at 850-474-2141. If you want more information about what the local Arthritis Foundation can do for you if you suffer with this disease, contact Teresa Mepham at 850-432-4348. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tycoon adds to Galway riches

first_img The trainer said: “It’s magic, I’m delighted for the people involved with the filly, she’s very tough. It’s nice to be part of history. It’s tribute to John and Debbie (Breslin), they are great owners and they give me free hand to do what I want, so it’s nice it’s worked out. “It was vital the way Shane (Shortall) rode her on Saturday that he left enough in reserve for today. If you saw her this morning you would never think that she had a race at all. To be honest, at the start of the week I was hoping to get two runs into her and never really dreamed that she could win three in a week. “I thought I’d run her twice, but I gave her the option of last night and today. I fancied the Flat race but just in case it was called off or anything went wrong, we left her in today. “The way she took Tuesday’s race going into Saturday and how she was today we thought we’d give her a shot. You wouldn’t have guessed this morning she’d run last night. We’ll give her a pull now and see what the options are later in the year.” He added: “You could never picture having eight winners over the week. You always need a bit of luck. I thought Another Ambition was one of my best chances this week, but he fell on Friday. This is such a unique meeting and you have to set your stall out well in advance as it’s so competitive.” Walsh said: “She’s a tough mare, she has to be to win three times in a week, especially considering she only won last night. “She jumped well, she travelled well and she battled when she had to. They went quick early but then they stopped. In fairness to her she stuck her head down to battle to the line.” Busted Tycoon achieved a remarkable feat as she won the Vision Express EBF Mares Handicap Hurdle to become what is thought to be the first horse ever to land three races at the same Galway Festival. Successful in effortless style on the Flat on Tuesday night, Tony Martin’s filly had repeated the trick in similar fashion on Saturday and after giving all the signs that she was ready for a further challenge, she teamed up with Ruby Walsh here. Settled in mid-division in a race run at a stop-start gallop, the 11-10 favourite made up ground two out but didn’t jump the last well when produced to challenge, and she was required to dig deep to get the better of Theonewiththeleg by half a length, giving Martin his eighth winner over the seven days. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

India-Pakistan World Cup Tickets Being Re-Sold For Rs 60K

first_imgNew Delhi: One thing synonymous with every India-Pakistan cricket match is the emotions attached to it. Not just among players, but also fans are high on adrenaline. The battle on the cricket field between the two Asian neighbours is touted to be the “greatest rivalry” for which fans wait eagerly.Although the two cricketing giants don’t feature in bilateral ties due to political issues, there is always a great level of excitement and anticipation whenever the two teams meet in multi-nation tournaments.Even in the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales, there’s already enough hype for game number 22 — the mother of all clashes — to be played between India and Pakistan on June 16 in Manchester.Such is the craze among the fans that they are willing to pay any amount of money to witness what is expected to be a high-octane encounter between the arch-rivals.The tickets for the clash which will take place at the Old Trafford Stadium — which has a capacity of 20000 — were sold out within hours of the ticket window opening.And now, those who have bought the tickets are earning more by re-selling them. A website, Viagogo, is now buying tickets from the fans and is reselling them for prices ranging from approximately Rs20,000 to Rs60,000.According to the website, 480 people have asked them to resell their tickets which the website is now providing to those who want it.The highest ticket price is available in the Platinum category for Rs62, 610 while the lowest is that in the Bronze category for Rs20,171.The website has put up a map of the stadium wherein they have listed the services available in the stands for which the prices are mentioned. India and Pakistan will be meeting for the seventh time in a World Cup on Sunday. On all the six previous occasions, the Men in Blue have turned victorious. IANSAlso Read: World Cup: India-Pakistan all set for big-ticket World Cup tielast_img read more

WG girls cross country earns win over Baldwinsville

first_imgThe girls Wildcats defeated the Bees 23-32, helped by Hannah Craybas, who finished in 21  minutes, 20 seconds as teammate Natalie Buckhout was close behind in 21:47.C-NS swept the meet and the top seven individual spots. Freshman Kate Putman led the way, her time of 19 minutes, 13 second a full minute ahead of the 20:17 from Allison Newton, who edged out seventh-grader Gabby Putman (20:20) for that runner-up spot.In the boys meet, WG’s Matt Bartolotta contended for the individual title, covering the Durgee Junior High School course in 16:53, beating everyone except B’ville’s Colin Delaney, who won in 16:43. Most of the area’s high school cross country teams waits until this week to start their league schedules, since Skaneateles, Marcellus, Jordan-Elbridge, Westhill and Solvay all are situated in the OHSL Liberty division.However, West Genesee already has faced three different SCAC Metro division powers and had a Sept. 7 sweep of the Varsity 3 divisions in the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational in the books.Swept by Fayetteville-Manlius on Sept. 4, WG found more success last Wednesday when it faced Cicero-North Syracuse and Baldwinsville on the Bees’ home course. Tags: cross countryJ-EWest Geneseecenter_img Peter McMahon, ranked second in the state among ninth-graders early this season, ran well for the Wildcats, too, grabbing fourth place in 17:20, but C-NS claimed the next five spots as WG lost 22-39 to the Bees and 25-36 to the Northstars.WG did not run in Saturday’s East Syracuse Minoa Invitational – but two other area teams, Jordan-Elbridge and Solvay, did take part.J-E’s Sean Dristle provided a particular highlight for the boys Eagles, finishing seventh in 17:18.2, with only five F-M runners plus ESM’s Nick Berg in front of him, the Hornets’ Peyton Geehrer having won in 15:57.7.Overall, the J-E boys were eighth in the 28-team field, with Dristle joined in the top of the standings by Kenny Williams, who finished 15th in 17:44 flat. No other Eagles runner was in the top 60 team standings as Solvay’s Luke Dwyer finished 50th in 19:23.8.As the J-E girls took 11th place among 23 sides at ESM, Vassianna Klock led them, the Eagles sophomore getting 17th place in 20:54.1. Hannah Fichter was 36th among team runners in 22:08.4 as Coral Uhle was 57th in 23:46.4.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

PICKED OFF: Overtime interception spoils Marrone’s debut

first_img Comments Published on September 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm Greg Paulus didn’t necessarily have a plan when he eluded the Minnesota rush and started scrambling to his left like a madman. He had never needed one before. In high school, these broken plays seemed to have a way of working in his favor. All Paulus knew was a touchdown pass could have led Syracuse to an overtime win in Doug Marrone’s first game as head coach, and it was his duty to make it happen.But football wasn’t necessarily as simple as he remembered from nearly five years ago when he was a superstar at nearby Christian Brothers Academy. Four seasons as Duke’s point guard made Paulus momentarily forget how quick defenses can be and rendered him blind to linebackers quietly lurking in the background.So instead of a storybook ending on a day created for overwhelming optimism, Paulus learned a vital lesson in the ways of a collegiate quarterback. The throw was to no one.Nate Triplett intercepted a directionless ball fluttering through air like a wounded duck. Visions of Paulus carried off the Carrier Dome field as a hero suddenly vanished.Paulus’ crushing interception was the key play in Syracuse’s heartbreaking 23-20 loss to Minnesota at Saturday afternoon before 48,617 fans – the largest Dome crowd since 2000. Eric Ellestad booted a game-winning 35-yard field goal four plays later, erasing a 20-14 halftime deficit and spoiling what seemed destined to be an all-too perfect start to Marrone’s tenure.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I shouldn’t make that throw. I shouldn’t make that mistake,’ Paulus said. ‘I’m going to be kicking myself for a little bit thinking about that one.’In his first organized football game since high school, Paulus went 19-of-31 for 167 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown strike to Mike Williams. For more than four quarters, he played mostly mistake-free and managed the offense like a seasoned veteran. Unfortunately for him and the Orange (0-1), one glaring error at the worst possible time was all it took.‘I’ll still rely on Greg Paulus to make the right decision,’ Marrone said. ‘He’s our quarterback. If I had to have him run out there and make a play again, I’d still have Greg Paulus out there running it.’The play was called as a fade to Williams in the right corner, but Minnesota immediately sent double-coverage. So Paulus looked elsewhere and began running wildly to the left.When Paulus scanned the end zone, he saw a few blue uniforms vying for position in the end zone. None of them were particularly free, but ‘two or three were drifting in the vicinity,’ he said. That meant there was a chance if he could squeeze the perfect throw through the jungle of Golden Gopher (1-0) defenders.If Paulus had taken a sack or thrown the ball out-of-bounds, Syracuse would have set up for a field goal, putting the pressure on Minnesota. Instead, he tried to force an errant pass with disastrous results.‘First read, I think I came off too quick,’ Paulus said. ‘Then I tried to make a play. Sometimes it worked today, sometimes it didn’t. On that one, I should have just thrown the ball in the back of the end zone and kicked the field goal.’That gunslinging mentality worked well for more than four quarters. Afterward Williams praised Paulus and said there was no evidence he hadn’t played football in so long. Paulus methodically managed the game with a barrage of short passes and screens, helping the Orange overcome an early 14-3 deficit and go into halftime with a 20-14 lead.SU spotted Minnesota seven points in the game’s first 40 seconds, when center Jim McKenzie snapped the ball well over Paulus’ head on the first play from scrimmage, resulting in a turnover deep in SU’s own territory. Paulus blamed himself for failing to communicate with the offense, while Marrone said the miscommunication was his fault and declined to elaborate further.Though the Orange regained its composure, things fell apart in the second half. Syracuse’s offense lost steam and was unable to maintain the momentum. SU managed just 67 total yards and zero points after halftime, allowing Minnesota to slowly fight back. Between dropped passes, penalties and broken plays, SU was unable to deliver the knockout blow. All told, Syracuse went 1-of-12 on third down conversions and 0-of-6 in the second half and overtime.‘When you get tight games that are going back and forth, you’re just sitting there waiting for someone to make a play,’ Marrone said. ‘I kept begging, ‘Guys, we need someone to step up and make a play.”Nobody ever did. At the end of regulation, Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber crafted an impressive 14-play, 79-yard drive ending with a game-tying field goal by Ellestad. It was the first time all game Minnesota made significant process against a much-maligned Syracuse defense that exceeded expectations in game No. 1.After four dismal seasons under former coach Greg Robinson, the Marrone-led Orange showed flashes of improvement and played with a strong Big Ten opponent for more than 60 minutes.But the result was the same. In his postgame press conference, Marrone blamed himself for not winning in his coaching debut. Whatever the reason, it was a second-half meltdown that became a staple of Robinson’s years at the helm, ruining what was supposed to be an opportunity to celebrate a new chapter in the program’s history.Amid the fanfare and the hype, Saturday turned out to be the same old story.‘We were one play away from winning,’ Williams said. ‘Minnesota went out and they played a good game. They beat us, and that’s all I can say. We just have to go out there and win a game. From the beginning, we said that was the key to the season, and that’s what we have to do.’jediamon@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

CHAN 2016 qualifiers: Zambia, Senegal through to next round

first_imgA total of 42 countries are chasing 15 places at the 2016 finals while Rwanda qualify automatically as hosts of the tournament that runs from 16 January to 7 February.Ghana will play at home on the weekend of 16-18 October against the Ivory Coast in Zone West B. The other teams in the zone are Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and TogoHere’re some results that have come in.Zambia (6) 2-1 (5) Namibia Zambia secured their spot in the next round of the CHAN qualifiers, as they defeated Namibia 6-5 on penalties. Chipolopolo picked up a 2-1 win in the second leg to make it 3-3 on aggregate, before they triumphed in the penalty shoot-out.Botswana 1-1 Lesotho Botswana were dumped out of the CHAN qualifiers, after only managing to secure a 1-1 draw in their second leg tie on Saturday afternoon. Thabiso Brown gave the visitors an important lead in the 81st minute, Botswana did pull one back in the 90th minute through Mpho Kgaswane but it wasn’t enough as Lesotho progressed via the away goals rule.Comoros 0-0 ZimbabweZimbabwe progressed to the next round of CHAN qualifiers, despite being held to a goalless draw by Comoros on Saturday afternoon. The Zimbabweans’ 2-0 first leg victory was enough to see them progress.Gambia 0-1 SenegalSenegal secured their spot in the next round of the qualifiers after they defeated Gambia 1-0 on Saturday evening. Mouhamed Ndoye scored the only goal of the game to secure the win for the Senegalese, who claim a 4-1 win aggregate win. Other results:Burundi 2-0 Djibouti (Burundi progressed 4-1 on aggregate)Kenya 0-0 Ethiopa ( Ethiopa Progressed 2-0 on aggregate)Uganda 1-1 Tanzania  (Uganda progressed 4-1 on aggregate)– Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. More news via the #JoySports hashtag on Facebook/Twitter.last_img read more

Rob Gronkowski retirement: 5 fast facts about the tight end’s stellar career

first_img“It was a pleasure and a privilege to coach Rob Gronkowski the past nine years,” Belichick said in a statement. “From his rookie year until his final season and through countless times in between, Rob was a major reason why we won games and championships.“Rob’s impact on our team and organization was felt in many ways. … Rob will leave an indelible mark on the Patriots organization and the game as among the best, most complete players at his position to ever play.”Gronkowski, who struggled with injuries throughout his career, won three Super Bowls and made five Pro Bowls during his time with New England.Here are five fast facts about the tight end’s stellar career:— The tight end tallied four seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards. That’s tied for the most ever by a player at his position.— The former Arizona star leads all tight ends in postseason catches (81), receiving yards (1,163) and receiving scores (12). Jerry Rice is the only player who has caught more touchdowns in the playoffs.— Gronkowski and Rice are the only two pass catchers in history to register 20 or more receptions, 200 or more receiving yards and three or more touchdowns in the Super Bowl.— In 2011, Gronkowski pulled in 17 touchdowns, the most ever by a tight end. Only four players have ever had more receiving scores in a single season. Rob Gronkowski will not be back in a Patriots uniform in 2019.The 29-year-old tight end announced his retirement Sunday on Instagram. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons in New England. — Since he entered the NFL in 2010, Gronkowski has registered seven games with multiple touchdowns and 100 or more receiving yards. Only four wideouts have recorded more: Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson, Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones.Stats provided by OptaJerry “It’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile on my face knowing that the New England Patriots organization, Pats nation and all my fans will truly be a big part of my heart for the rest of my life,” Gronkowski wrote. “It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great, established organization.”Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised Gronkowski later in the day. Related Newscenter_img Patriots star Tom Brady reacts to Rob Gronkowski’s retirement announcement Bill Belichick praises Rob Gronkowski: He ‘was a major reason why we won games and championships’last_img read more

Bale reveals he is still Spurs fan giving hope of return from Real one day

first_img5GARETH BALE has admitted he is still a Tottenham fan.SunSport revealed earlier this week the Wales star will stay at Real Madrid after being told new major signings are on hold amid the coronavirus crisis.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has admitted he is still a Tottenham fanCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut that has not stopped Bale reiterating his love for Spurs, seven years on after he left White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu in a then world-record £86million deal.Bale revealed he found it difficult watching old club Tottenham lose to Liverpool in last season’s Champions League final in Madrid when speaking to BT Sport’s Throwbacks programme.He said: “Everybody loves tuning in to watch the Champions League final, and obviously Tottenham were there so I had a very keen interest, I was hoping they’d get to the final like they did. They had some great matches on the way, obviously in the semi-final.”For us Tottenham fans it was a bit disappointing in the final, but you have to look at the bigger picture. They did great to get there and gave a good account of themselves.”Bale, who had been linked with a return to Tottenham last January, agreed a deal to sign for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning last summer before the move collapsed.The 30-year-old has had a strained relationship with boss Zinedine Zidane but, with two years left on his current £650,000-a-week Real deal, looks certain to stay in Madrid.5 Welsh wizard Bale left Tottenham in 2013 to join Los BlancosCredit: EPADuring his successful spell in the Spanish capital, Bale has won the Champions League with Real four times – in Lisbon, Milan, his hometown of Cardiff and Kiev.But he reckons the first time he lifted European’s biggest prize after scoring in Real’s 4-1 extra-time win over cross-city rivals Atletico was the best.Bale added: “They all have their own special moments. The first one is always so special because I’d never won a trophy before and you don’t know the experience, excitement and euphoria you get from lifting the trophy.”Winning in my home city was an incredible moment for me personally because not many people get to do that.”Then the last final (against Liverpool) I played in I scored that goal and for it to be the winning goal was also special.5 Bale put Real 2-1 up against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League finalCredit: Getty – Contributor”It’s difficult to pick one but in terms of the overall experience I’d go for the first one because it was the first final and I didn’t expect what was coming, the nerves of it and how we won it in the last minute.”The celebrations were something I’d never experienced before. Everything was just new so it was really exciting and it made it so special.”Bale has been in lockdown in Spain for the last six weeks but he has urged caution over when the season should resume to avoid a second wave of the virus.Bale said: “It’s quite a strict lockdown, we can’t go out at all, can’t go out for a walk or exercise or anything. It’s very strict, but I guess we’re all doing it for the greater good.”Everyone wants to play football, but the most important thing is everyone stays safe, we don’t come back too early and we make sure everything is done safely so we avoid the second wave of this virus.5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.”The difficult thing, you hear everyone saying they want to get the season finished and do this and that. But you need to look at the bigger picture, the most important thing is everyone’s health.”With football, everyone misses it and wants to play, everyone wants to watch.”But the bigger picture is there will be many more seasons of football, Champions Leagues, leagues and cups, the important thing is getting this right now, if we can get that right, it’ll make football last much longer in the future and we won’t have a problem like this in the future.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealGareth Bale shows his footie skills with a golf ball as he stays in to avoid coronaviruslast_img read more