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first_imgThe two dogs left in squalid conditions at the house in Raphoe.BREAKING NEWS: A Raphoe woman has been banned from keeping dogs for two years after two dogs were found in horrific conditions in her back garden.Louise Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with two cases of cruelty to dogs.The dogs, named Mitch and Samson, were found in their own excrement, were covered in sores and were drastically underweight. Feeding bowls found in the yard were empty.Ms Gallagher claimed the two boxer dogs had belonged to her former partner Dean Kelly.MItch and Samson were close to death according to ISPCA staff.However Kelly moved out in September, 2013 and the dogs were found by ISPCA officers in horrific conditions four months later.ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said had the dogs been left in the yard at 2 Meadow Hill, Raphoe, and longer, they may well have died. “The dogs were in horrific condition and had they had been left at this address any longer, they could have died from neglect,” he said.Ms Gallagher pleaded guilty to two charges of cruelty to dogs through her solicitor Frank Dorrian.Mr Dorrian said Ms Gallagher did not have the financial means to keep the dogs and had no plans to get any dogs in the future.A vet who inspected the dog revealed that in her 27 years of practice, she had rarely seen young dogs in such an emaciated state.Mitch was vastly underweight and covered in sores when found.The ISPCA applied to the court for the €652 vet and rehabilitation costs for the two dogs. Judge Kelly adjourned the case until June 18th to allow for the costs to be paid and banned Ms Gallagher from keeping dogs for two years.ISPCA Inspector McGinley appealed to people to contact animal welfare agencies if they cannot cope with the upkeep of dogs or any other animals.“We appreciate that with the current financial downturn some people are finding it difficult to look after animals.“We would appeal to those people to contact the relevant agencies at an early stage so we can assist them,” he said. Mitch and Samson have made a full recovery since their ordeal and have now been re-homed in Co. Meath.Samson was also underweight and neglected.DONEGAL WOMAN BANNED FROM KEEPING DOGS AFTER PETS FOUND IN HORRIFIC CONDITIONS was last modified: February 7th, 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:Dean KellydogsInspector Kevin McGInleyISPCALaouise GallagherRaphoelast_img read more

Hoffman shines at World Track Champs

first_imgWith a star-studded 21-man field consisting of the world’s best riders, the race was destined to be a hard one with no quarter asked or given. The 26-year-old from Franschhoek, who currently resides in Johannesburg, rode a well-controlled race and pulled out something extra at the end to close down the gap on an escaping group. 5 April 2012 SAinfo reporter ‘Tried to play it cool’“I knew somebody was going to attack in the finish, and just tried to play it cool and make other people chase. It’s definitely the hardest I’ve ever had to work for a track cycling race,” the aptly named Swift said afterwards. Talent and class Hoffman, around 10 lengths behind Swift at the bell lap, showed his immense talent and undoubted class when he turned the burners on the second last corner to pass five riders. South African sprint sensation Nolan Hoffman delivered the performance of his life to clinch a silver medal in the 15km scratch race at the 2012 UCI Track World Champs in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Swift’s win was the first British gold medal for the event since it was introduced at the 2002 World Championships, while it was South Africa’s first medal in the men’s scratch event. Around the last bend, it was clear that a podium finish was within reach for the South African. He put in an almighty effort to try and catch Swift, but it was not to be. Nonetheless, Hoffman’s enormous final lunge saw him miss out on the gold medal by a mere half a wheel. He was ecstatic to cross the line in second place. Hoffman believed it was a breakthrough performance at his first elite World Championships. “I’ve been to all the World Cups and I’ve struggled a bit and I always thought the World Champs is going to be hard,” he said with some surprise. Austrian Andreas Muller made a break with with six laps of the 60 remaining to open up a-third-of-a-lap lead. Czech rider Martin Blaha, Italian Elia Viviani and Briton Ben Swift chased down Mueller to catch him with less than two laps left before the British rider kicked to open a lead in the final back straight. last_img read more

Can Geosense for Windows Help Kickstart the Development of Location-Aware Apps for Windows 7?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Will this Kickstart the Development of Location-Aware Apps for Windows 7?Only a very small number of programs currently supports location data on Windows 7. Rivera has developed a location-enabled Google Maps client for Windows 7 (you can download it from the Geosense homepage). The Sidebar Weather gadget and MahTweets can also access location data. Hopefully, we will soon see Windows twitter clients and other services (FourSquare for Windows?) that will hook into this service. Hopefully, Geosense for Windows will kickstart the development of native location-aware apps on the Windows platform in the near future. frederic lardinois Location-based services are definitely a hot topic right now, but sadly, Windows 7 doesn’t offer an easy to use, built-in platform for detecting a computer’s location. Due to this, the number of location-aware and location-enhanced applications for Windows 7 remains extremely low. Thanks to Geosense for Windows, however, which was developed by Rafael Rivera and Long Zheng and released today, it has now become a lot easier for Windows 7 developers to access location data and use it in their apps. Windows 7: Location API but No Default VendorWhile Windows 7 offers a built-in location API, Microsoft decided against integrating a default geolocation provider. Due to this, implementing location-aware features on Windows is a lot harder than integrating similar features on OSX or most mobile platforms and this API remains mostly unused. Mac and iPhone developers have long been able to use SkyHook‘s built-in, system-level services to triangulate a Mac’s position based on local WiFi hotspots. Mozilla, too, offers built-in support for Google Location Services in the latest release of Firefox and a few sites are already making good use of this service. How Geosense for Windows WorksGeosense for Windows was developed on top of the Windows Sensors and Location Platform and uses Google Location Services for WiFi and IP triangulation. Geosense for Windows does not support built-in or external GPS units, but the developers are looking into offering support for other location services like Skyhook and Navizon. The team is also looking at Google’s Location Services for cell networks, which can use a computer’s built-in wireless broadband hardware to triangulate location data based on the location of nearby cell towers. Tags:#Location#news#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Your New Week’s Resolution

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now A year is too long between resolutions. You may even have forgotten what you resolved to change this year, or who you resolved to be.Start With a WeekA new year is a new beginning. So is a new month, a new week, or a new day. It’s sometimes tough to remember that, truth be told, each moment is a chance to start (or to start over). You have the power to change the very moment you make a decision.A week is a pretty solid block of time for producing real results. It’s an excellent block of time for planning and for making the commitments you need to make to yourself.Are You Resolved?Who will you resolve to be this week? How will the people who know you best recognize that you have resolved to be better than you were last week? What will they see you doing that is different from last week?What will you resolve to do this week? What are the projects and tasks that give meaning to your life? How much more time are you going to spend on those projects this week, as compared to, say, last week? What progress will you make?For you to be who you need to be, what relationships do you need to invest in this week? “Who” always matters more than “what.” What resolution do you need to make to honor these relationships?Resolutions are bigger than your to-do list. Sure, you should plan your model sales week. You should also plan your whole week outside of sales. There is no reason not to resolve (or re-resolve) every week.last_img read more

Over 600 prosecutions in Panaji for TDS defaults in last 2 years: I-T Commissioner

first_imgIn the last two years, over 600 prosecutions were initiated here, with nearly 200 deductors admitting to their offence and paying hefty compounding fees, the Commissioner of Income Tax (TDS), Panaji, Bhavna Yashroy, said on Friday. Speaking at a seminar on public awareness on issues related to TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) at Socorro, near Panaji, Ms. Yashroy said that the department has launched prosecutions against errant deductors. The seminar was aimed at tax-payer capacity-building with respect to the use of the TDS portal called TRACES.At the same time, Ms. Yashroy said that a majority of the deductors in Karnataka and Goa have shown increased compliance with TDS provisions and more e-TDS returns are filed in time.“However, some deductors continue to be non-compliant, which causes a loss to the exchequer, and results in deductees not getting credit for taxes deducted in their income tax returns,” she said.The department has also conducted a series of surveys which have resulted in major TDS defaults being detected across sectors such as banking, hospitality, civil contractors, sugar factories and transporters, she said.“Last month itself, over 50 surveys have been conducted in the region. The department is continuously identifying and taking stringent action against deductors who are not depositing TDS. Even in the case of deductors who show substantial decline in TDS or late deposit, inquiries have been initiated,” said the Commissioner.TDS contributes nearly 45% to the total direct tax collections and is an important revenue source in nation building, said Ms. Yashroy.last_img read more