M’town Issues Rabies Alert, Plans Rabies Shot Clinics

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The township health department has received laboratory confirmation of another raccoon testing positive for rabies.The new report brings the total number of wild animals testing positive for rabies this year to six – one bat and five raccoons. The raccoon was tested after it was found in altercations with a dog. The incident happened in the area of Trovillo Court, located in the vicinity of the Locust and Navesink sections of town. Luckily, the dog was up to date on its rabies vaccination and only needed to receive a rabies booster and a 45-day quarantine, according to Health Department Director Rich DeBenedetto.The township will be holding a free rabies vaccination clinic for cats from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and a similar clinic for dogs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Croydon Hall complex, 900 Leonardville Road, Leonardo.The township is reminding residents about the possibility of wildlife being infected with rabies and to be sure all domestic animals (dogs, cats, and livestock) are currently vaccinated with a rabies shot.If the dog had not been currently vaccinated, the owner would have been ordered to confine the animal for six months in an approved pen or facility, or humanely euthanized to protect the family members from possible exposure to the rabies virus, DeBenedetto said.Residents should not be interacting with wildlife. Those who come across a sick or injured animal should keep their distance and immediately contact animal control at732-615-2094 or 732-615-2097. Notification can also be made to the police department after hours and on weekends.Rabies is a fatal disease. The best course of defense is the vaccination of pets and not handling or interacting with wildlife.Additional information is available by calling animal control at 732-615-2094.last_img read more

We are stronger than Winston: Fiji President to 7s team

first_imgIn his letter to Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Ben Ryan, President Konrote said our 7s gladiators have displayed how a small nation can be united during times of struggle. “The National 7s team has demonstrated that as a nation, united in our quest to overcome the hardships, we are indeed ‘Stronger than Winston’. “The win is particularly a sweet gift for Fiji and will serve to uplift the spirits of our people as we work towards rebuilding and rehabilitating our communities from the devastating effects of severe Tropical Cyclone Winston,” President Konrote stated. He said the players have taught everyone at home the importance of being positive. “The take home message from this experience is to remain focused and positive until the final whistle. “The team maintained its composure to win the game which is a significant encouragement to our people here at home to continue to soldier on with more determination to do well in life.” The President conveyed his well wishes to the players ahead of the Vancouver 7s which takes place this weekend. “I would like to wish the team a successful outing not only in this coming weekend’s tournament in Vancouver, but also for the rest of the World Sevens Series, especially as we build up to the Olympic Games in August.“I have every confidence that your professional and meticulous planning, in addition to the team’s commitment to Fiji, will achieve that anticipated result,” he said. President Konrote commended Ryan in his message saying: “Please accept also my profound appreciation for the manner in which you have coached the national team and moulded it into an exceptionally and consistently high achieving unit.” Fiji plays Samoa in their first game on Sunday 6:14am. They later take on Portugal at 9:50am and Kenya at 2pm.last_img read more

Defending champs win big in rural ISSA netball

first_imgDEFENDING RURAL area Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) netball champions Holmwood Technical and Denbigh High scored impressive wins in quarter-final action on Wednesday at Manchester High School.Senior champions Holmwood scored the biggest win of the day as they totally outclassed St Elizabeth Technical 60-14.Titchfield, Manchester High, and former champions Denbigh also scored victories. Manchester High defeated Edwin Allen High 42-21; Titchfield got by Frome Technical 43-15; and Denbigh completed the semi-final line-up with the closest winning margin of the day, clipping Knox College 27-24.In the junior competition, Denbigh easily got by Titchfield 41-14.Joining them in the semi-finals were Manchester, who had a 26-14 win over Central High; Knox, with a big 37-18 win over Glenmuir and Holmwood, who got by Anchovy High 26-18.The semi-finals are scheduled for Clarendon Park on Wednesday, December 2.In juniors action, defending champions Denbigh will face Holmwood while Manchester High will oppose Knox. Defending senior champions Holmwood will meet Manchester High, while Denbigh will battle Titchfield in the other semi-final.last_img read more

Chowade OGC permit denial – correction

first_img***This is the first time the OGC denied an exploratory well permit.***Halfway River First Nation is an adherent to Treaty No. 8, a vast treaty that covers all of north-eastern British Columbia. As a follow up to energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com’s story, published Friday Feb. 6th, entitled “Halfway River First Nation celebrates OGC denial”, the BC Oil and Gas Commission has informed us that 22% of all permit applications are denied. Our apologies for the error.Full story:- Advertisement -The Halfway River First Nation has a lot to celebrate about today.The Oil and Gas Commission denied the Hunt Oil Company of Canada of an exploratory well permit in the Chowade Valley.OCG commissioner Alex Ferguson issued his written reasons on January 20, explaining he agreed with the First Nation that the land is sacred and special to the Chowade people.Advertisementlast_img read more

Moore says Cuba probe is political

first_imgFilmmaker Michael Moore has asked the Bush administration to call off an investigation of his trip to Cuba to get treatment for ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers for a segment in his upcoming health care exposé , “Sicko.” Moore, who made the hit documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” assailing President George W. Bush’s handling of Sept. 11, said in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Friday that the White House may have opened the investigation for political reasons. “For five and a half years, the Bush administration has ignored and neglected the heroes of the 9/11 community,” Moore said in the letter, which he posted on the liberal Web site Daily Kos. “These heroic first responders have been left to fend for themselves, without coverage and without care. “I understand why the Bush administration is coming after me – I have tried to help the very people they refuse to help, but until George W. Bush outlaws helping your fellow man, I have broken no laws and I have nothing to hide.” Harvey Weinstein, whose Weinstein Co. is releasing “Sicko,” told The Associated Press the movie is a “healing film” that could bring opponents together over the ills of America’s health care system. Treasury officials in Washington said Friday they would have no comment on the contents of Moore’s letter, citing a policy against discussing specific investigations being conducted by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the agency that enforces the trade embargo against Cuba. OFAC notified Moore in a letter dated May 2 that it was conducting a civil investigation for possible violations of the U.S. trade embargo restricting travel to Cuba. Moore questioned the timing of the investigation, noting that “Sicko” premieres May 19 at the Cannes Film Festival and debuts in U.S. theaters June 29. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

USC NOTEBOOK Carroll laughs off Harbaugh remark

first_img“I’d like to have beaten them by 2,000 points,” McKay said. “They have no class. They’re the worst winners we’ve ever come up against.” Carroll laughed Monday when told of McKay’s comments. “For a while there, Stanford was the only other team that could beat USC,” he said. But what about his own controversy regarding Harbaugh? “Everyone would like me to be upset but I’m laughing,” he said. By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER With little reason for media to get excited about Stanford, there probably will be a focus on its new coach, Jim Harbaugh, who famously said last spring that USC coach Pete Carroll would leave after this season. But nothing Harbaugh said could compare to former USC coach John McKay’s comments about Stanford following a 30-21 victory in 1972. He also laughed off suggestions Monday that the San Diego Chargers might be interested in him following their 1-3 start. Who’s at tailback? Stafon Johnson, who leads the team in rushing, wore a boot on his foot after an MRI detected a bruise. He said he will try to practice Wednesday although he is day-to-day. Johnson said he wants to play even though he could probably afford to take a week off against struggling Stanford. “As you saw (against Washington), you can’t take anyone lightly,” Johnson said. “That’s why I’m working my butt off to (return).” C.J. Gable also must get cleared, but he’s had a chronic groin injury for the last two years. “I want to play,” Gable said. He admitted his groin bothered him Monday. “It always bothers me when it’s cold,” Gable said. Patterson out Wide receiver Travon Patterson will undergo surgery on his foot and miss the rest of the season. He is eligible for a medical redshirt. Patterson has a broken bone in his big toe. Before the season, he and Jamere Holland were supposed to be the Trojans’ fastest receivers, but Holland transferred to Oregon. “It hurts us a lot,” Patterson said. “We do need a deep threat to slow the other team down.” O’Dowd surgery Center Kris O’Dowd said he will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage behind his knee. O’Dowd also dislocated his knee and will be out at least three weeks. “This will help me in the long run, but of course I’m disappointed,” O’Dowd said. Offensive guard Chilo Rachal will be out three weeks with a sprained knee. His replacement, Alatini Malu, strained his hamstring. Malu, Thomas Herring and Zach Heberer will compete in practice for the starting job. Reserve guard Butch Lewis also will miss this week’s game. Lewis said he sprained his ankle last week when he tripped on some stairs. Cornerback Shareece Wright (hamstring) said he is out also. Cornerback Cary Harris, who dislocated his shoulder against Washington State, said he will play if doctors clear him tonight. Meeting of the minds USC quarterback John David Booty bumped into former quarterback Matt Leinart on campus after practice Monday night. It’s the first time Booty’s seen Leinart this season. scott.wolf@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA local school needs the help of Donegal Daily readers.Faugher National School in Portnablagh, a small two teacher school, is in with a great chance to win some free computer tablets for its pupils. They have made a terrific video on the Safe Cross Code and are the only Donegal school to be shortlisted for the final of the competition.They need as many people as possible to view their video by 5pm today (Wed) in a bid to win the computers.So what are you waiting for – click on the video and spend a few seconds watching the video and help some Donegal kids get some FREE computers!   DDTV: LET’S HELP SOME OF OUR OWN WIN SOME FREE COMPUTERS! was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:DDTVdonegalFaugher National SchoolSafe Cross Codetabletswinlast_img read more

Can you help light up Moville’s Christmas tree?

first_imgMoville Christmas Tree Committee needs your help to light the town this year. Each year it costs between €6500/7000 to light the town and last year the community stepped up to the mark, but once again the committee needs your help.Liam Doherty says; “This year we need to buy 38 boxes of led lights to renew the Malin road, Lower Main St , Upper Main St and James St. “These lights will cost approximately £2500 sterling so please dig deep and sponsor a metre of led lights. Thank you.”To donate, click here.Can you help light up Moville’s Christmas tree? was last modified: November 6th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CHristmasCommunityled lightsmovilleTREElast_img read more

TRANSFER LATEST: Marseille and Leicester City eyeing deal for Arsenal outcast

first_img Mathieu Debuchy is set to leave Arsenal 1 Marseille and Leicester City are interested in snapping up Arsenal outcast Mathieu Debuchy during the summer transfer window.The Frenchman, who is frustrated by a lack of first-team action at the Emirates, has been eying a move away for the past two seasons.The 31-year-old hasn’t appeared for the Gunners since November and has had to contend with a place in the club’s under-23s squad.Debuchy is set to try and force a move away again this summer and it has been claimed that Marseille are continuing to monitor his situation, since launching a failed bid to sign him in January.However, according to French magazine Le 10 Sport, Leicester City are also interested in rescuing Debuchy from the Gunners and are set to battle Marseille for his signature.And it has been claimed that despite an opportunity to return to France, Debuchy is seemingly tilting towards a move to the King Power Stadium ahead of next season.last_img read more

Suspected drug-dealer swallowed almost €1,000 of heroin outside bus station

first_imgA suspected drug-dealer swallowed almost €1,000 worth of small bags of heroin after being approached by an undercover drugs Garda at Letterkenny bus station.Jonathan Behan was spotted by Garda Derek Connaughton getting off a bus on August 26th, 2015. Behan, with addresses in Letterkenny and Annagry, failed to appear for his case at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Garda Connaughton said “I spoke to him and I noticed small white plastic bags in his mouth when I was speaking to him.”He said he suspected Behan was in possession of a controlled drug and put him in handcuffs.He took him to Letterkenny Garda Station and introduced him to the member in charge, Garda Grainne McLoone.He was then taken to the designated search area in the custody unit at the station.Behan was observed swallowing what he had in his mouth and had asked what he had swallowed and said ‘heroin.’He started apologising and tried to regurgitate what he had swallowed.Then the Garda revealed “He requested that I take the handcuffs off and when I did he started interfering with his back passage.”He had arrested the defendant on suspicious of unlawful possession of diamorphine or heroin.Garda Connaughton told the court he had been in possession of confidential information that Behan was going to be travelling from Dublin with a consignment of heroin.At the designated search area at Letterkenny Garda Station, defendant had removed a quantity of heroin from his rear end.In a subsequent interview, defendant had stated that he had had the heroin under his belt and had concealed “it up my ass”. He declared: “I don’t want to get caught with this shit anymore.”He said he had taken the drug to Letterkenny for supply to his girlfriend and added that he did not believe in making money out of it.The substance had been forwarded to the Forensic Laboratory. The brown powder amounted to 5.762 grammes which had an overall estimated street value of €804.Garda Connaughton said he had handcuffed the defendant at the bus station so he could not tamper with any of the evidence.This had been shown to be the correct decision when the defendant, after having the handcuffs removed, had attempted to “put the drugs up his backside.”Garda Eoin Waters recalled the defendant in the designated search area when he had taken off his trousers and squatted on the floor before removing a small white plastic bag.Garda Waters then placed it in an evidence bag and sealed it.Garda McLoone said she could tell the defendant had something concealed in his mouth when he arrived at the station as his speech had been affected and it had been difficult to understand him.Solicitor Mr O’Brien claimed that his client had been unlawfully arrested and, therefore, unlawfully in custody.But Judge Paul Kelly said Gardai had the power to detain and also stated that the handcuffs had been necessary so he could not dispose of or destroy the evidence.Mr O’Brien sought leave to refer the matter to the High Court for an opinion on the law in respect of the detention or arrest of the defendant.Judge Kelly granted the request and the case was adjourned to Jude 26th.A bench warrant was issued at Wednesday’s hearing after the defendant failed to appear to answer the charges of unlawful possession of diamorphine and with possession of same for sale or supply.Suspected drug-dealer swallowed almost €1,000 of heroin outside bus station was last modified: June 3rd, 2017 by StephenShare 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:courtdrugsGardaiHEROINJonathan Behanlast_img read more