Compassionate leave for pet owners?

first_img TAGSanimal welfareLimerick Feral CatsLimerick Society for Prevention of Cruelty to AnimalsMusic Limerick Email Linkedin NewsLocal NewsCompassionate leave for pet owners?By Alan Jacques – January 23, 2014 876 #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy A PROPOSAL that people whose pets die should get compassionate leave from work, met with mixed reaction in Limerick this week.After an animal welfare spokesman suggested that employees who lose a loved pet should be granted mandatory leave from work, Finola Kelly of the Limerick Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said they were in favour of compassionate leave for pet owners as it was “a very upsetting experience” for families when a beloved pet passes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The Limerick SPCA are of the opinion that if a company is in a position to grant somebody who has lost their pet, compassionate leave, that would most certainly be a very welcome gesture.“However, given the current economic climate, if a business depends greatly on the availability of its staff to survive, then we would understand if they were not in a financial position to grant time off,” said Ms Kelly.Taking a different viewpoint, Mary Mollica of Limerick Feral Cat commented, “We don’t agree with the suggestion. While we fully understand the pain that a pet’s death causes, we believe the focus should be on updating our outdated animal welfare laws.”“Animal welfare volunteers are constantly battling to get justice in cruelty cases and it’s an uphill battle due to the lack of cruelty laws to support them. This is where the focus should be.“The suggestion of compassionate leave does nothing to help the perception of animal welfare groups,” Ms Mollica said. Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Printcenter_img WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Twitter Previous articlePublic to have their say in renaming of city landmarksNext articleEarly start for Limerick business leaders of tomorrow Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dogs Trust announce inaugural Dogs Trustivallast_img read more

Future Flows Climate: an ensemble of 1-km climate change projections for hydrological application in Great Britain

first_imgThe dataset Future Flows Climate was developed as part of the project ”Future Flows and Groundwater Levels” to provide a consistent set of climate change projections for the whole of Great Britain at both space and time resolutions appropriate for hydrological applications, and to enable climate change uncertainty and climate variability to be accounted for in the assessment of their possible impacts on the environment. Future Flows Climate is derived from the Hadley Centre’s ensemble projection HadRM3-PPE that is part of the basis of UKCP09 and includes projections in available precipitation (water available to hydrological processes after snow and ice storages have been accounted for) and potential evapotranspiration. It corresponds to an 11-member ensemble of transient projections from January 1950 to December 2098, each a single realisation from a different variant of HadRM3. Data are provided on a 1-km grid over the HadRM3 land areas at a daily (available precipitation) and monthly (PE) time step as netCDF files. Because systematic biases in temperature and precipitation were found between HadRM3-PPE and gridded temperature and precipitation observations for the 1962–1991 period, a monthly bias correction procedure was undertaken, based on a linear correction for temperature and a quantile-mapping correction (using the gamma distribution) for precipitation followed by a spatial downscaling. Available precipitation was derived from the bias-corrected precipitation and temperature time series using a simple elevation-dependant snow-melt model. Potential evapotranspiration time series were calculated for each month using the FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equations and bias-corrected temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity and wind speed from HadRM3-PPE along with latitude of the grid and the day of the year. Future Flows Climate is freely available for non-commercial use under certain licensing conditions. It is the dataset used to generate Future Flows Hydrology, an ensemble of transient projections of daily river flow and monthly groundwater time series for representative river basins and boreholes in Great Britain. DOI:10.5285/bad1514f-119e-44a4-8e1e-442735bb9797last_img read more

5 ways leaders can make their messaging meaningful

first_img“People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.”   – Maya AngelouMore than one CEO has said, “Leadership is 90 percent communication.” And research bears them out by showing the way in which managers communicate with employees is one of the most important factors in driving employee engagement. The late Maya Angelou pinpoints the key to communication that engages and makes meaning: make people feel something. Inspire a felt sense of confidence. Build certainty and community. It makes the difference between compliance and commitment, meaningless work and meaningful work. Here are five ways to ensure your messaging will truly matter.Articulate a Compelling Vision That Resonates with People’s IdentitiesResearch shows compelling visions make membership within an organization feel special, enriching, and meaningful in and of themselves. They also create meaning by appealing to, and resonating with, members identities. Identities are formed through self-definition of core values, and association with the organization’s values. If you make evident how the vision supports known personal and company values, you’ve thus reaffirmed individual and collective identities. Similarly, when you communicate the vision in a way that strengthens the sense of community, the “we’re in this togetherness,” it further enhances the message’s meaning. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry Is ‘Done’ Fighting With Her Children’s Fathers

first_imgReaching a compromise. Kailyn Lowry said that she no longer intends to butt heads with the fathers of her four children — Javi Marroquin, Chris Lopez and Jo Rivera.On a recent episode of her “Baby Mamas No Drama” podcast, the Teen Mom 2 star spoke with her cohost, Vee Rivera, about agreeing to allow her children to be with their dads on Christmas Day.- Advertisement – Late last month, Us Weekly confirmed that Lowry was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting Lopez while exchanging custody at his house. The MTV personality was accused of punching her former beau during a dispute regarding their 3-year-old son.According to court docs obtained by Us, Lopez alleged that Lowry “started attacking him [and] punching him several times on the head and upper torso because she did not want the child’s hair cut.” He additionally claimed that he “did not fight back,” and his sister said that she allegedly “attempted to pull Kailyn off” of him.Lowry later spoke out about the allegations through her attorneys. “Ms. Lowry has filed a petition for custody in the matter involving her children Lux and Creed,” her rep said in a statement to Us on October 29. “The judge in the Delaware Family Court has ordered the parties to refrain from discussing all domestic matters until after the hearing next year.”- Advertisement – “In our agreement that I have with Javi and Jo, it says that this year, Christmas Eve, I think, is mine until Christmas Day at 12. But I don’t personally care about Christmas, so we don’t have to listen to the agreement,” the 28-year-old explained on the Tuesday, November 3, episode. “I told both of them they can have Christmas, like, that’s all theirs. I don’t care. But in the event that we got into a fight and I changed my mind, we would just fall back to the custody agreement because that is supposed to help.”Teen Mom 2 Kailyn Lowry Says She Is Done Fighting With Her Childrens FathersKailyn Lowry with Isaac, Lux, Lincoln and newborn Creed Courtesy Kailyn Lowry/InstagramThe reality star continued, “I’m not gonna fight. I’m not fighting with nobody. You know what? [In] 2021, Vee, I’m not even f–king playing. I am done paying for attorneys. I have six attorneys. When I told you I’m done paying f–king all of them, unless it’s related to my f–king businesses, I am done. I’m done! We [are] working this s–t out.”Lowry shares son Isaac, 10, with ex-boyfriend Rivera, 28, son Lincoln, 6, with ex-husband Marroquin, 27, and son Lux, 3, with ex-boyfriend Lopez, 26. In July, she welcomed her fourth son, 3-month-old Creed, with Lopez.- Advertisement – The statement continued, “Currently, Ms. Lowry has been awarded sole custody of the children despite the allegations pending in Family Court. Ms. Lowry does deny all of the allegations but cannot respond specifically at this time due to the orders of the judge.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sherwood brushes off speculation

first_imgTim Sherwood preferred to focus on the performance of his players rather than the mounting speculation about his Tottenham future after the comprehensive defeat of Sunderland. The build-up to Monday’s Barclays Premier League clash was dominated by a report that claimed the Spurs head coach’s tenure would end this summer, regardless of how results went between now and the end of the campaign. Sherwood insisted before the match that the speculation would not affect him or his players and so it proved, with the hosts running out 5-1 victors at White Hart Lane. Woeful defending saw Lee Cattermole open the scoring for the relegation-threatened Black Cats, but Spurs responded impressively through an Emmanuel Adebayor brace complemented by efforts from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson. It was a good end to a tough day for under-fire Sherwood – not that the Spurs boss would admit it. “No, it was a good end to a day where we needed to win the game,” he said. “We came here and we knew we had to respond to the game against Liverpool and we did that today. “After giving them a goal – we’re making a habit of this and we have to stop it – I thought we controlled the game from start to finish. “We stayed patient with the football, moved it around, made the pitch very big and got our offensive players on the ball in the correct areas of the field. “We created 29 attempts to score a goal – it was the most dominant football match you’re ever going to see.” Pressed on whether the talk had been at all unsettling, Sherwood added: “It doesn’t affect me. “I am just professional, I know I have got an opportunity to manage this football club and I owe it to the players and the fans who come and support us to do the job professionally. “That’s what I did, just got on with the job.” The players did just that too, with Adebayor lending his backing to Sherwood after netting a brace. “I am not surprised he is backing me, he never played before I came in here,” the Spurs boss said with a laugh. “Listen, I’ve always said about Ade that he is a top professional. I hear all these stories and I see it myself, but he has never caused me a problem. “He is a real credit to the football club, the way he conducts himself with the young players. “That’s why he scores so many goals. He is a fantastic trainer and just gets on with it. I would have been mad not to give him the opportunity to play, wouldn’t I? “I think the players are backing me and I am backing them as well. They get from me honesty – I tell them when they’re not doing well and pat them on the back when they are doing well. “I always wanted honesty from my managers and at some clubs I didn’t get that, which was very disappointing. You live and learn.” While the direction of Tottenham remains unclear, the only way Sunderland are heading his down unless things change quickly. Gus Poyet’s side have taken just one point from their last seven matches and languish bottom of the table, seven points adrift of safety. They have two games in hand on many of their relegation rivals but manager Poyet concedes his side need a miracle to stave off the drop. “I don’t change my opinion,” the Black Cats boss said. “I am very honest and I know where I am. It doesn’t matter if it was five minutes ago or if you asked me on Friday. “I am realistic, when you look at the table and the games that we have got left, about how many we need to win. “I think we need a miracle. We need something unique, a shock because if not I cannot see it coming.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Rishabh Pant opens up on comparisons with Dhoni and his inclusion in the Indian…

first_imgAdvertisement 51ylynNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs965sbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3gfb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lpWould you ever consider trying this?😱9lCan your students do this? 🌚3gx3uRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian youngster Rishabh Pant has been compared with the legendary MS Dhoni ever since his arrival in the national team. But the wicketkeeper strongly disagrees, claiming that he is eager to learn from Dhoni, instead of competing with him. In an interview with Bombay Times, Pant spoke about his career and his relationship with the veteran keeper.Advertisement In answer to the comparison between him and MSD, Pant stated,Advertisement “I do think about the comparison with Dhoni sometimes, but it’s too difficult. If I am learning from him, I can’t possibly think that I can be in his league overnight. I am just trying to learn from him. I consider him my mentor. He has taught me so many things — be it how to work on my batting or mind-set before I go to bat, and most importantly, keeping calm in pressure situations. At 21, if I start thinking that I have to fill Dhoni’s shoes, it will get very difficult for me. I just try to keep it simple. I want to play the game to the best of my ability and learn from everyone around me, especially my seniors.”Since his test debut, the young wicketkeeper-batsman has become a regular face in the squad, performing at the top level frequently. His tons against England and Australia in difficult situations truly proved his class, despite the rumours that he got into the Indian team way too early. And Pant was very clear about his inclusion saying,Advertisement “It’s good for a player to get an early break. Besides, I am not getting anything for free. I have worked hard and earned my place in the Indian cricket team. Nobody has gifted that to me. Koi nahi bolta ke, ‘Bhai team mein aaja’. Aisa nahi hota hai. If you don’t perform well, you won’t be selected. It’s as simple as that. Everyone has to justify their spot in the team.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

first_imgHome ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.Vancouver dumped Kootenay 9-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson before rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ice 7-3 Sunday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.Kyle Johnson scored three times for the Chiefs in the opener while Parker Colley had four assists. Blake Sidoni of Trail scored the lone goal for the Ice, which trailed at the period breaks 3-0 and 7-0.Sunday, Kootenay led 1-0 after one period on a goal by Aigne McGready-Bruce of Nelson.Kootenay then scored twice early in the second period.Sidoni, with his second in two games, and Matthew Alderson of Trail put Kootenay up by three goals five minutes into the middle frame.But the Chiefs rallied to score four times in the final 11 minutes of the period before putting the game away with three goals in the third period.Devon Stafford scored three times to lead the Chiefs.Solomon Burk of Castlegar and Jason Mailhiot of Trail tended goal for the Ice.Kootenay, dropping to 3-18-3 on the season, hosts cellar–dwelling Thompson Blazers Saturday (5:45 p.m.) and Sunday (9:45 a.m.) at the NDCC Arena.The Blazers enter the game with one win in 22 games.last_img read more

Tom’s Construction wins 14th Annual Oilmen’s Hockey Tournament

first_imgThe Petroleum Club Game didn’t see quite as close a final score. Tom’s Construction won their first-ever Petroleum Club game against Northern Vac 8-3. Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was an exciting three days of hockey action at the North Peace Arena for the 14th Annual Fort St. John Petroleum Association 4-on-4 hockey tournament.Five finals were played on Saturday, the lineups were determined based on the standings of the round robin.In the D&T Disposal Game between the two 5th place finishers of both the Black Ace and V.E Brandl Divisions, TCL () defeated D&D Insulators 9-5.- Advertisement -Complete Pumpjack Services doubled up  Magnum Oilfield 6-3 in the Sexsmith Financial Game between 4th place finishers.The Baker Hughes Game was won by Fort Motors from the Black Ace Division, defeating the V.E Brandl Division’s Distribution Now 8-6.The Jiffy Lube Game between last year’s top winners Cabre Oilfield and the 2015 winning team Ditmarsia was a nail-biter of a game. Cabre ended up victorious after getting the victory 3-2 in a shootout.Advertisementlast_img read more

Half-time: Swansea 0 Fulham 0

first_imgBrede Hangeland and Ashkan Dejagah both missed great chances to put Fulham in front during an even first half at the Liberty Stadium.Swansea started well with Wilfried Bony seeing a header loop on to the roof of the net and Jonjo Shelvey firing wastefully over the bar when well-placed.But Fulham grew gradually into the game and Hangeland wasted a golden opportunity when he was found unmarked by Kieran Richardson’s free-kick, but the big centre-half couldn’t get over the ball and headed over from close range.Dejagah later sent a header too close to Swansea keeper Gerhard Tremmel after Alex Kacaniklic’s fine cross.Five minutes before half-time, Shelvey sent a curling effort smashing off the Fulham crossbar with Maarten Stekelenburg beaten and shortly afterwards the Whites keeper kept out Bony’s header.While Swansea finished the half strongly, Fulham had the last word with Clint Dempsey getting a shot away which Tremmel was equal to.After the draw with Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Sunday, Rene Meulensteen has reverted back to the eleven who started the last league game against Arsenal, meaning Dan Burn keeps his place in defence.Fulham (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Burn, Richardson; Parker, Sidwell; Dejagah, Dempsey, Kacaniklic; Berbatov.Subs not used: Stockdale, Hughes, Duff, Christensen, Rodallega, Tankovic, Bent.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

With walk-off homer, Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski joins his grandfather in exclusive club

first_img … Mike Yastrzemski not only boosted the Giants on Sunday with a walk-off home run — his first as a major leaguer — but he may have inspired a Final Jeopardy! clue.Q: On July 21, 2019, Mike Yastrzemski hit a walk-off home run to lift the Giants over the Mets. Carl Yastrzemski, Mike’s grandfather, hit four walk-offs in his Hall of Fame career. Are these the only grandfather and grandson to both hit major league walk-offs?Player 1: “Yes.”Alex: “That is incorrect, and you lose everything.”last_img read more