Worth County woman files appeal of animal neglect conviction

first_imgNORTHWOOD — A Worth County woman convicted last month of animal neglect is appealing her conviction. 66-year-old Barbara Kavars of Manly was found guilty on October 18th of 14 counts of animal neglect in connection with the operation of a puppy mill.Prosecutors say Kavars was holding dogs in inhumane conditions when officials raided her operation on November 12th of last year and took about 150 dogs. Court records say 17 dogs had fur matted by feces, skin conditions leading to fur loss, painful wounds, intestinal parasites and other maladies. One dog had to be euthanized. Officials say the dogs’ kennels lacked food and had water containers filled with ice. Kavars denied wrongdoing and testified she fed and gave water to the dogs every day. Kavars was sentenced to up to two years of supervised probation, fined $65 on each count for a total of $910, and is prohibited from breeding or owning dogs in the future. She was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Kavars has now filed an appeal, saying she was pressured into signing a relinquish agreement for the dogs and claims the judge did not allow her to testify at the trial on the agreement. She also calls her sentence “extreme”. She is seeking either suppression of evidence seized or reversal of judgment and modification of the sentence.last_img read more

DeSantis announces ‘roadmap’ to reopen schools in fall

first_imgSince the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak classes were forced to be done virtually at home, now the governor of Florida says that a “roadmap” is in place to safely bring students back to Florida school campuses this fall.On Thursday, governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement during a news conference with Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran at the Viera Regional Community Center in Melbourne.DeSantis said the decision to reopen schools in the fall will be left to individual districts.“We believe those are locally driven decisions,” he said. “We believe what that looks like may look different in Brevard (County) than it does in Miami-Dade (County) than it does in Baker County, and so we want to empower not just the superintendents, but all the local stakeholders to be able to craft a solution that makes the most sense for that area.”Corcoran said that studies show that kids were at extremely low-risk for contracting or spreading COVID-19 and said that even more harm is done when children don’t have that face-to-face learning experience. Corcoran said the plan is a safe opening plan.last_img read more

Raiders use 3rd-round pick to select Pryor

first_imgNAPA, Calif. (AP)—The Oakland Raiders used a third-round pick Monday in the NFL’s supplemental draft to select Jeanette, Pa. native and former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.The Raiders and the league announced that Oakland used the 18th selection of the round for Pryor. Oakland forfeits its third-round selection in the 2012 draft.Pryor’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said his client was excited about going in the third round. “We’re tickled and thrilled that Terrelle went in the third round and to the Raiders,” Rosenhaus said. “The third round is quite an accomplishment for a young man who had his pro day 48 hours ago and didn’t know he would be in the draft until Thursday morning and wasn’t able to meet with any decision makers.”Pryor immediately headed to the Bay Area after being drafted and Rosenhaus said he hoped to finalize a contract as soon as possible to get Pryor on the practice field.Pryor will be able to practice immediately after signing and play in the remaining two exhibition games. But he will not be eligible to practice with or play for Oakland during the regular season until the team’s sixth game.When he was allowed to enter Monday’s draft, he was handed a five-game suspension by Commissioner Roger Goodell—the same number of games he would have sat out had he returned to Ohio State. Pryor has said he will not appeal the suspension.Pryor gave up his final season with the Buckeyes after an investigation into the team’s memorabilia-for-cash scandal that cost coach Jim Tressel his job.His selection by the Raiders hardly is surprising. Oakland often makes bold moves in the draft because owner Al Davis covets size and speed. Pryor ran a 4.36 in the 40 during his workout for 17 NFL teams Saturday. At 6-foot-5 and 232 pounds, he is similar in height to JaMarcus Russell, the LSU quarterback chosen No. 1 overall by the Raiders in the 2007 draft.But Pryor is much more mobile. As a junior, Pryor had his best season statistically, throwing for 2,772 yards and 27 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He also ran for 754 yards and four scores while helping the Buckeyes win the Sugar Bowl.“We all know how Al Davis likes big players who can run and Terrelle brings a dimension of size and speed that’s unique to the quarterback position,” Rosenhaus said. “The Raiders are a good fit for him because they have had an unsettled quarterback situation for a number of years. Any young quarterback would like the opportunity to go there and compete and be the guy.”Oakland’s starting quarterback is Jason Campbell, now in his second season with the Raiders after being acquired from Washington, where he spent five seasons. Campbell is in the last year of his contract, as are backups Kyle Boller and Trent Edwards.The Raiders considered drafting a quarterback to groom for the future in April but did not find the right fit. Now they have Pryor to fill that role.No other players were chosen. HEADED TO OAKLAND—This Jan. 4, file photo shows Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor celebrating amid confetti following Ohio State’s 31-26 win over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File) last_img read more

LeBron, sons pitch in on Akron home rehab

first_imgTV’s Rehab Addict host Nicole Curtis, right, poses with LeBron James and his sons, LeBron Jr., and Bryce at a rehab site on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Michael Chritton)AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James and his two sons are getting their hands dirty in helping to rehab a house in the NBA star’s Akron hometown.James took the controls of a backhoe Monday to help fix up a crumbling house for the family of a sixth-grader in his Wheels for Education mentoring program.His sons — LeBron Jr. and Bryce — pitched in to help remove the front steps, a retaining wall and some porch railings under the direction of reality TV show host Nicole Curtis. Work on the house will be featured later on Curtis’ show “Rehab Addict” on the HGTV network.The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/1pAnGHy ) reports that work on the house in the West Hill neighborhood began Sunday. Businesses donated materials and labor for the project.LeBron James and his sons, LeBron Jr., left, and Bryce, head to the heavy equipment at a rehab site on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Michael Chritton)___Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, http://www.ohio.comlast_img read more

Lindor’s 33rd homer leads Indians over Mariners

first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “It’s cool. Something that’ll be there for a long time,” Lindor said, “but I’m just focusing on trying to win. When you focus on winning, those things happen.”Carlos Carrasco (17-6) matched teammate Cory Kluber and Boston’s Chris Sale for the most wins in the AL, allowing one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Yan Gomes homered twice and had four RBIs, and Jose Ramirez homered and drove in four runs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCleveland, which set the AL record with a 22-game winning streak this month, matched the 1884 Providence Grays for the best big league record over a 30-game span at 28-2. The Indians (97-58) lead Houston (95-59) for AL home-field advantage in the playoffs.Lindor, a 23-year-old shortstop, homered on the eighth pitch from Andrew Moore (1-5) and surpassed the 32 home runs hit by second baseman Joe Gordon in 1948, the last year Cleveland won the World Series. Marc Buoniconti: It’s time to ban youth football Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Indians: INF Yandy Diaz has missed three games since spraining the middle finger in his right hand against the Los Angeles Angels.UP NEXTKluber enters Sunday 5-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last five games and has not allowed a run in 22 innings. He is 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA in three career starts against Seattle. RHP Mike Leake (3-0 for Seattle and 10-2 overall, is 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA in six starts against the Indians.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees Cleveland Indians center fielder Greg Allen climbs the wall as fans cheer and look up for a home run ball hit by Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano in the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE — Now that he’s set a Cleveland record for home runs by a middle infielder, Francisco Lindor would rather remember 2017 for a far bigger accomplishment.Lindor led off the game with his 33rd home run, and the Indians routed the Seattle Mariners, 11-4,  Saturday for their 28th victory in 30 games.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Lindor began the year without power expectations.“I envisioned myself driving the ball,” he said. “Going 30 times, 33, 34 or 20 times, doesn’t matter to me, as long as I’m helping my team win.”He has 18 home runs in 55 games hitting leadoff and 15 in 93 times in the No. 2 hole.“I like leading off,” Lindor said. “I get to see what the pitcher is going to bring that day. I like getting things going.”Seattle, which won 3-1 Friday, committed five errors and lost for the seventh time in eight games. The Mariners fell six games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card with seven games left.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody “I’m disappointed. … We just didn’t respond today,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “It was about catching the baseball and doing things right fundamentally. We haven’t done that. We’ve struggled with that. That’s one area we need to address here as we go forward.”Nelson Cruz hit his 37th home run for Seattle, his fourth in four games. Mariners shortstop Jean Segura was hit in the hand by a thrown ball in the ninth and was removed. X-rays were negative.Cleveland right fielder Jay Bruce also exited the game early because of a nagging heel injury. He is expected to be a designated hitter in Sunday’s series finale.PLAYOFF POSITIONINGCleveland manager Terry Francona is focused on both home-field advantage and preparing the AL Central champions for the Division Series.“We’re trying put a lineup out there to win every day, but we also need to keep our house in order.”Francona has moved starter Mike Clevinger to the bullpen.“We kind of think he could be a weapon out there,” the manager said.Jason Kipnis is making the transition from the infield to the outfield. Reliever Andrew Miller, coming back from a DL stint, is to pitch in consecutive games next week.TRAINER’S ROOM Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Guyana Goldfields gets greenlight to resume underground operations

first_imgSome three months after being ordered to stop operations, the Guyana Goldfields Inc. has announced that it has been given the go ahead to resume it underground works at the Aurora Gold Mine in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Just one week after announcing back in November 2018 that it has started underground work, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had issued a cease order to the Canada-based mining company since the necessary permit had not yet been approved.Aurora Gold Mine in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Nevertheless, the Guyana Goldfields said in a statement on Wednesday that it received environmental authorisation from the EPA to resume construction and development work on an underground exploration decline at the Aurora Gold Mine.The underground decline is intended for exploration and definition drilling in support of planned underground production. The recommencement of work on the underground decline will begin immediately, the company said in its missive.The mine, which has been in commercial operation as an open pit since 2016, is anticipated to transition into an eventual combined open pit and underground operation and would become the first modern underground mine developed in Guyana.“We appreciate the thorough oversight that the EPA is providing,” said Perry Holloway, the company’s Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Affairs.He added, “The Company is committed to meeting the highest standards in its planning and execution of this important project and we look forward to continued co-operation with the EPA and the Government as we unlock the value of Aurora for Guyana and the Company’s shareholders.”According to the Guyana Goldfields, Wednesday’s authorisation to resume operations follows the provision by the Company to the EPA of additional information concerning the application of internationally accepted codes concerning the environment, health and safety practices being proposed.The EPA also conducted a routine compliance inspection of the Aurora mine and camp facilities in December 2018. Additionally, the environmental agency requested the Company to modify some aspects of its current waste management plan, camp waste water treatment circuit and upgrade the waste oil containment facility.Guyana Goldfields said it has addressed all the matters raised by the EPA during its inspection which will be further assessed during the next site inspection. At the time of the December inspection, the Company was compliant on all other environmental conditions of the operating permit.Going forward, the contractor will complete and reinforce the collar and extend the decline 200 metres to fulfil the scope of the early works phase. The Company expects this work will take approximately three months to complete once the contractor is fully mobilized. A budget of US$2.0 million has been approved for the early works phase.The company is finalising the review of bids received for the underground development contract with the target of final award in the second quarter of 2019.The plan is to advance the exploration decline approximately 2,500 metres and provide a platform for further underground exploration and definition drilling. The decline is intended to provide access to all principal underground mining areas, including some higher-grade zones in Mad Kiss and East Walcott which will allow us to further delineate exploration targets and potentially add mineral resources and help convert mineral resources to mineral reserves.In addition, the permit allows for test mining of up to 350,000 tonnes that could potentially provide supplemental mill feed during the development period and further unlock value at the Aurora Gold Mine.last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOW

first_imgMaurice and Seamus at the awardsTHERE was a large Donegal presence as the Tir Conaill Harps Gaelic Football Club held their sell-out Awards dinner dance on in the Radisson hotel, Glasgow, at the weekend.Among the guests were Club Chairman Maurice Friel and Club Sponsor Seamus Shields of Advance Construction, both Donegal men.Young person of the year Declan Samson was presented with his award from the Irish Consul in Scotland Susan Conlon. Declan gets his gong!    PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOW was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE TIR CHONAILL HARPS GFC AWARDS IN GLASGOWlast_img read more

Our ‘why Donegal is cool’ list! Have you got one?

first_imgRight now Donegal is cooler than Conor McGregor on a skiing holiday.National Geographic has told its many readers that we’re the coolest place on the planet and now independent.ie says we are Ireland’s hidden gem.Most of us who proudly call Donegal our home just take that for granted, whether we live in Bundoran, Ballybofey or Buncrana (and the places in between.) But if we stop and think about it, we really do have so much to be proud of.We at Donegal Daily tried to scratch the surface of why other people might think we’re a great place to visit.This is our little list but we welcome all other suggestions both to our Facebook page and to info@donegaldaily.comOur list……. Our accent be it Bundoran or BuncranaFootball SpecialMichael MurphyMichael MurphySliabh LiaghGolden Eagles AltanMalin Head – with or without the Star Wars connectionThe Northern LightsClimbing Errigal Basking SharksThe huge Basking Shark is usually found in Donegal waters in summer months.The King of TorySir Gerry RobinsonSnowJason QuigleyArt ParkinsonSurfingOur beaches – take your pick!Kinnegar beerDanny O’Carroll (he’s half-Donegal!)Fanad LighthouseFanad Head LighthouseThe peopleThe Coastguard and RNLIGlenveagh National ParkOur pubs – take your pick!Magee tweedDonegal Food FestivalSeamus ColemanSeamus ColemanGrianan of AileachGeraldine McLaughlinDonegal Mountain Rescue TeamOur volunteersDonegal Youth ProjectGrianan of Aileach Photo By Adam Rory PorterOur ‘why Donegal is cool’ list! Have you got one? was last modified: January 15th, 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:Cooldonegallistlast_img read more

NEW EDUCATION MINISTER BUT SAME OLD STORY – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has called on Minister Jan O’Sullivan to immediately publish a report on the future of small schools, which has been sitting in the Department for over 18 months.Charlie McConalogue TDThe value for money report examined the efficiency and effectiveness of small schools across the country.Following a meeting of the Oireachtas Education Committee Deputy McConalogue accused the Minister of adopting the same apathetic approach as her predecessor on this issue. “Minister O’Sullivan is following in the footsteps of Minister Quinn by continuing to attack and dismantle small schools, while refusing to publish the very report which will determine their future. In the meantime, the Minister has implemented a slash and burn approach to schools with less than 86 pupils. These schools have seen massive resource cutbacks as well as substantial increases in the pupil teacher ratio”, said Deputy McConalogue.“The number of one teacher schools has risen dramatically as a direct result of measures introduced in Budget 2012, increasing from 8 in 2011 to 42 in 2014. Almost 40 schools have lost a teacher this year alone because of the savage cuts being forced through by this Government. Nearly 20 two teacher schools have been downgraded in 2014 because pupil numbers have fallen, while three and four teacher schools are also in the firing line.“Small schools are the lifeblood of so many rural communities, but the Minister is continuing to pursue her Government’s targeted plan to amalgamate or shut them down. This sustained attack is taking place in an information vacuum as the value for money report into the sector remains unpublished.“It is essential that the Minister publishes the details of this important report before any further Education cuts are implemented. The drastic action that has been taken against small schools over the past three years has been disproportionate and unfair and I urge the Minister to abandon any further cutbacks until this report is published”.  NEW EDUCATION MINISTER BUT SAME OLD STORY – McCONALOGUE was last modified: September 26th, 2014 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:donegalEducation Charlie McConaloguelast_img read more