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Film footage of County Limerick event sparks call for coursing ban

first_imgTwitter Limerick campaigner seeks referendum on animal rights Limerick man celebrating ban on wild animals in circuses TAGSArdpatrick and Kilfinane Hare Coursing ClubcoursingIrish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS)Irish Coursing ClubJohn Carmodylimerick Limerick animal rights group cease operations THE Irish Council Against Blood Sports (ICABS) have called for a permanent ban on hare coursing following allegations of animals being “savagely mauled” at a coursing event in County Limerick last weekend.Anti blood sports campaigners captured horrific footage of hares being struck multiple times and mauled into the ground by the muzzled dogs at the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane coursing event.“It exposes the myth of cruelty-free coursing that the government claims has been the result of muzzling greyhounds at Irish hare coursing events,” animal rights activist John Fitzgerald said of the footage.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The cruelty was filmed despite frenzied efforts by the coursing club to prevent filming by positioning vehicles to block the vision and paths of the camera people. The film shows the unfortunate hares being savaged and shows one of them being put down by a dispatcher who is running off the field with the doomed animal,” he explained.ICABS intend to present this latest footage to Arts and Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys as further evidence that “hare coursing is beyond reform and that the so-called regulations introduced to protect hares are worthless”.“Witnessing these appalling scenes at the Ardpatrick and Kilfinane coursing meeting, it was never clearer that the time has come for this shameful bloodsport to be finally banned in Ireland,” an ICABS spokesman told the Limerick Post.“ICABS is again contacting Minister Humphreys, the Taoiseach and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to demand an immediate withdrawal of the 2017-18 coursing licence.”They are also calling on Limerick people to contact their local TDs and urge them to back a ban on hare coursing.Limerick animal rights activist John Carmody described coursing as “a ghastly reminder of how backward and outdated we are as a nation and how indifferent we are to the plight of these gentle creatures”.“How can the Government on one hand ban the use of wild animals in circuses and yet allow this most grotesque activity that has went well beyond its time — from an era when we knew no better?” he asked.There was no response from the Irish Coursing Club at the time of going to print.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleLimerick schools send the Fairtrade messageNext articleFontaine Zing will enhance lovelife in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsLocal NewsFilm footage of County Limerick event sparks call for coursing banBy Alan Jacques – November 23, 2017 3784 Emailcenter_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pregnant hares held in Glin coursing compound Print Facebook John marks 21 years at the forefront of animal rights Limerick woman highlights plight of circus elephantslast_img read more

State attorney general contacts Chicago Archdiocese after 7 priests in Pennsylvania report connected to Illinois

first_imgMark Wilson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — With “at least seven priests with connections to Illinois” identified in the recent grand jury report in Pennsylvania that revealed more than 300 priests allegedly assaulted more than 1,000 children, the Illinois attorney general said she plans to reach out to the Chicago Archdiocese for further inquiry.“The Catholic Church has a moral obligation to provide its parishioners and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a statement on Thursday.“We have reviewed the Pennsylvania grand jury report,” the statement continued, “which identifies at least seven priests with connections to Illinois. The Chicago Archdiocese has agreed to meet with me. I plan to reach out to the other dioceses in Illinois to have the same conversation and expect the bishops will agree and cooperate fully. If not, I will work with states attorneys and law enforcement throughout Illinois to investigate.”The Chicago Archdiocese also issued a statement, saying the organization had been contacted by Madigan and was looking forward “to discussing our policies and procedures related to misconduct issues with her and her office.“Since 2002,” that statement continued, “the Archdiocese of Chicago has reported all abuse allegations to the proper civil authorities.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Image of the Day: USS New York Rests off Kuwait

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: middle east View post tag: USS New York View post tag: Image: Image of the Day: USS New York Rests off Kuwait View post tag: RESTS March 3, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Persian Gulfcenter_img The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) is anchored off the coast of Kuwait in preparation for the on-loading of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).New York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress mapid=”15282″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Kuwait View post tag: News by topic Authorities Share this article View post tag: day Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: USS New York Rests off Kuwait last_img read more

Egypt reports new H5N1 case

first_imgJun 8, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) official in Egypt today said a 10-year-old girl is being treated for H5N1 avian influenza and is in critical condition, according to news services.The girl is from Qena governorate in southern Egypt and was admitted to a hospital after developing flulike symptoms, health ministry spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin announced through MENA, Egypt’s news agency, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua. If the girl’s case is confirmed by the WHO, she will be listed as Egypt’s 35th case-patient. Egypt has had 14 H5N1 deaths, according to the WHO.The girl has a history of contact with backyard birds, John Jabbour, the WHO official in Cairo, told Reuters today. MENA reported she is on a respirator, according to Reuters.Egypt reported 16 human H5N1 cases and 4 deaths in early 2007, most of them in children, but it has not had a WHO-confirmed case or fatality since Apr 11.In other developments, the WHO confirmed Indonesia’s latest human case 2 days ago. The patient, a 16-year-old girl from Central Java, fell ill on May 21, was hospitalized May 25, and died May 29. The initial investigation indicated the girl was exposed to dead poultry. She was Indonesia’s 99th case-patient and 79th fatality. Indonesia has the world’s highest toll of H5N1 cases and deaths.See also:Jun 6 WHO statementWHO avian flu case countlast_img read more

No plans to retire: Roger Federer intends to soldier on

first_imgMelbourne: Roger Federer intends to keep going after his loss to Novak Djokovic in the semi-final of the Australian Open. “Well, I thought I was going to make it, to be honest,” Federer told reporters. “I went for a scan that same night (after the Sandgren match), was all right. After that, well, we didn’t push it. I didn’t practice. I took a day off the next day. I don’t think I would have gone on court if I felt like I had no chance to win.”He however is happy with the way the tournament went. Federer has had a tough run in Melbourne, having played two five-setters in the run-up to the semi-final.”At the end of the day I’m very happy. I think I overall played all right. I know I can play better. At the same time I also know I can play much worse. With no tournaments beforehand, I think it’s a very, very good result,” he said.He intends to get back to training “rather quickly.” Questions related to retirement plans always crop up whenever the 38-year-old bows out of a tournament with an injury concern, especially a Grand Slam. But the world no.3 has no intention to call time on his career yet.”You never know what the future holds. But especially my age, you don’t know. I’m confident. I’m happy how I’m feeling, to be honest. I got through a good, nice training block. No plans to retire,” Federer said.”From that standpoint, we’ll see how the year goes, how everything is with the family. We’ll go from there. Of course, I hope to be back.” IANSAlso Read: Roger Federer survives huge scare; Novak Djokovic eases throughAlso Watch: KMSS leader Manash Konwar sent to 10 day Judicial Custody by Special NIA Court in Guwahatilast_img read more

England expect to end drought in Champions Trophy

first_imgBy Ed OsmondLONDON, England (Reuters) – England have never won a global 50-over tournament but they will not get a better chance to end their long wait than in this year’s Champions Trophy on home soil.Eoin Morgan’s team have been transformed since their dismal World Cup performance two years ago, playing a vibrant and aggressive brand of cricket that should make them formidable in their own conditions.Eight successive one-day victories preceded the seven-wicket loss to top-ranked South Africa on Monday in a dead game with the series in the bag but coach Trevor Bayliss remained confident about his team’s chances.“This result ensures we go into the Champions Trophy without big heads,” Bayliss said.“We should have done better than we did but a 2-1 series win over South Africa, we’ll take that every day.”England’s only global one-day title came at the World Twenty20 in 2010 and they lost the 2013 Champions Trophy final to India at Edgbaston in a game reduced to 20 overs per side.With a powerful batting lineup, including pugnacious openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales, Test captain Joe Root, Morgan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, England usually score their runs rapidly.Captain Morgan’s team racked up totals of 339 and 330 to win the first two matches of the series against South Africa before slumping to 20 for six in tough conditions on the way to defeat at Lord’s.“We have put in a lot this series but this was a hiccup,” Morgan said.“It’s a lesson with the bat and ball – our bowlers to be disciplined and to our batsman that, sometimes, you have to sit in,” Morgan said.“They made us play a hell of a lot and managed to get the ball moving around. Certainly, it’s not down to a lack of trying.”England face Bangladesh in the opening Champions Trophy group game tomorrow before meeting New Zealand and Australia.India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa are in the other section, with the top two sides from each group progressing to the semi-finals.Holders India and Australia, twice Champions Trophy winners, are among the favourites, along with South Africa who won the inaugural tournament in 1998.“The four really strong squads are England, defending champions India and perennial competitors Australia and South Africa,” former Australia captain Ian Chappell told Cricinfo.“Ever since hitting rock bottom with an early exit from the 2015 World Cup, England’s 50-over cricket has been on an upward trend. They appear to be peaking perfectly for this tournament.”last_img read more

Rangers, Enyimba to Know CAF Confed Cup Opponents Tuesday

first_imgThe two Nigerian clubs in the CAF Confederation Cup will on Tuesday know who their opponents will be. The draw for the group phase of the competition will take place on Tuesday at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. The 16 qualified teams will be divided into four groups of four teams each for the group phase of the second-tier club championship.The teams are Al Masry, Pyramids (Egypt), HUSA, RS Berkane (Morocco), Enyimba, Rangers (Nigeria), Paradou (Algeria), ESAE (Benin), San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire), Motema Pembe (DR Congo), Horoya (Guinea), Al Nasr (Libya), Djoliba (Mali), Nouadhibou (Mauritania), Bidvest Wits (South Africa) and Zanaco (Zambia)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img