View comments “Experience helps, but I just think it’s our chemistry,” said Lassiter after San Miguel’s 111-87 Game 3 win on Sunday.“We have so much chemistry with one another. We’ve been playing for a while. We’re just playing our style. We know June Mar (Fajardo) is our focal point, and we’re gonna continue to attack and give him good looks and just feed off him. If they double him, we’re gonna be ready to score. So we’re just gonna see how they’ll defend us, and we just gotta make adjustments on the fly.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters That was exactly how it went down in the second half of Game 3.Fajardo shredded the Hotshots’ defense in the third quarter, dropping 12 of his 21 points in the period for the slim 75-68 advantage, before taking a backseat and allowing the second unit to run away to start the fourth quarter en route to the 24-point triumph.“That’s our style of play,” said Lassiter, who himself finished with 24 points on a 5-of-9 shooting from downtown.“We’ve been doing it for a while. We just wanna continue doing it for 48 minutes consistently. When are shots are going and our defense goes on, it’s just pretty tough to guard. We know we’re capable of doing that every night, so we just have to come out and prepare ourselves on Wednesday.”ADVERTISEMENT Paul Lee downplays finger injury, assures he’ll be ready for Game 4 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel may be way ahead when it comes to experience in the Finals, but Marcio Lassiter believes it’s not just all about that.The Beermen are moving closer to their fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship because of their enviable chemistry as well.ADVERTISEMENT .@TheSMBeermen’s Marcio Lassiter gave props to their bench which led to their 24-point Game 3 blowout. #PBA2018 #PBAFinals pic.twitter.com/LqjM1xXuQP— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 1, 2018 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES With San Miguel taking a 2-1 lead in the championship series, Lassiter knows how important this opportunity is.But with how his side performed on Sunday, he is pretty confident that the Beermen already figured out what needs to be done to write another historic moment.“This is crucial. This is a pivotal game for us. It’s really important to come out strong in the first few minutes of the game. We know that if we play the same way we played tonight, given the effort, the energy, the defense, the shots, we can have a good process going into Game 4,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina
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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast UP NEXTJazz: Host Golden State on Tuesday.Lakers: Host Houston on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Mitchell also had nine rebounds and eight assists, and Joe Ingles had 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting along with 10 assists. Jae Crowder added 18 points off the bench.Josh Hart had 25 points for Los Angeles, which has lost six of eight. Julius Randle had 17 points and seven rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA basket by Royce O’Neale put Utah up 98-76 in the opening four minutes of the fourth quarter. The shot marked Utah’s largest lead of the game.Mitchell threw a full-court pass to a streaking Ingles for a layup and a 66-56 lead with 5:44 remaining in the third. Utah led 82-67 when O’Neale made a 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds to go in the quarter. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Belgian cyclist dies in Paris-Roubaix race Tyler Ennis made a scoop shot that pulled Los Angeles within 32-30 during the second quarter, but Utah regained a 12-point lead with help from two 3-pointers by Crowder. The Lakers closed the half on 6-2 run and trailed by only six.The Jazz started the game on a 7-0 run and extended the lead to 19-4 with Mitchell’s 3-pointer in transition. Los Angeles answered with a 10-0 spurt and closed within four with less than two minutes left in the first quarter.TIP-INSJazz: Beat the Lakers 117-110 on April 3. … Five players scored in double figures. … Derrick Favors had 10 points and 13 rebounds.Lakers: Three of the five starters did not make a field goal in the first half. … Kyle Kuzma did not play due to a mild left ankle sprain.ADVERTISEMENT Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Travis Wear defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points to help the Utah Jazz clinch a playoff berth with a 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.Utah is the fourth team in the crowded Western Conference to lock up a postseason spot, with five teams still in the running for the other four positions before the regular season ends Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’
Two days after the Opposition slammed moves taken by several local insurance companies here to request from applicants their political affiliation, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has noted that this should not form part of any requirement and was a total misunderstanding.FIU Director Matthew LangevineFIU Director Matthew Langevine said the policy may be misguided based on provisions for the Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation for Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs). A PEP is defined by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent public function and owing to their position, has some influence.Langevine said, “It is not intended to work by these reporting entities asking you about your political affiliation.” While explaining that each insurance company is expected to use its discretion to identify PEPs, he said the move to ask everyone their political affiliation was reckless.“Persons will give information that could be misleading. So, it is not for you (insurance companies) to go questioning every single person whether they are politically exposed or not. You are supposed to make that determination based on your knowledge of the office that that person may hold,” Langevine stated.The FIU Head also stated that these companies should be guided Recommendation 12 from the FATF, the global body which sets standards and promotes effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats. The AML/CFT Act of 2009 has risk management systems in place to determine whether a customer is a PEP.On that note, Langevine noted that the regulations do not apply to any customer. The FIU, he said, has already been asked by the Bank of Guyana to meet with insurance companies to discuss the issue and clarify how their due diligence should be conducted within the right framework.Langevine said the intention was not to place additional burden on customers of different entities, including insurance companies. Instead, it should be implemented within the context of addressing the issue, understanding the nature of transactions being done by these PEPs.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was the first to speak out on this issue when it noted that almost all insurance companies have included on their application forms a query about political affiliation. The Party has since urged Government to take action to reverse what it described as a “retrograde move”.The PPP/C said that Article 149 (2) specifically protects all Guyanese citizens from discrimination on many grounds, including “political opinion, conscience and belief”. Article 147 also guarantees citizens’ right to freedom of association, the right to belong and form political parties.“Therefore, any request for one’s political affiliation would be in violation of these Articles of the Constitution. In addition, S18 of the 1998 Prevention of Discrimination Act, which specifically addresses ‘Application forms, etc’, states that it is unlawful for a person to request or require any other person to provide information relative to their political opinions.”As such, the PPP/C has urged Government, the insurance companies in question, and related entities, to disclose if this was a new policy, under what statute has it been implemented, and why there has been no public announcement of this new requirement.Attorney and political analyst Christopher Ram has also described the move as unconstitutional. While not commenting specifically on the Opposition’s arguments, Ram said that it was absurd that any insurance company or banking institution should be given that authority.“The thing about Politically Exposed Persons is a question of definition and it’s persons who hold positions in political parties and so on. A member of a political party isn’t automatically a PEP,” he said.When asked whether there was need for a further amendment to the Act, the Attorney said that the question should be asked whether that was necessary or it was being badly applied.Refusing a business relationship with a PEP simply based on the determination that the client is a PEP is contrary to the letter and spirit of Recommendation 12. The PPP/C contends that this definition does not refer to nor require any citizen to state their political party affiliation.
By Ramona LuthiThe Regional Vice Chairman of Region Three — Essequibo Islands/West Demerara, Sheik Ayube, is accusing the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of the Local Government Department (LGD), Shameer Shahid, of acting out of his jurisdiction, of intentionally blocking Opposition- run Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC) from fulfilling their mandates, and of not paying staff.“…any time that the NDCs attempt to execute their programme or their spending, they find they are being stymied by the Local Government Department. The Head of the Local Government Department (is Shameer Shahid],” Ayube told Guyana Times in a telephone interview.Region Three Regional Vice Chairman Sheik AyubeAyube, Head of the Local Government Committee, explained that according to the law, all of the NDCs countrywide are to be guided by Chapter 28:02 of the Local Government Act, which provides direction and specifications on how the entity should operate.Ayube said that, every year, each NDC would budget “for what they would normally want for the year”; and once that budget is passed, the entity has “all rights to execute that Budget, without any interference (from) the Local Government Department of the RDC [Regional Democratic Council]”.However, he noted, over the past two years, this has been incredibly difficult because of Shahid. The most recent incident, he said, relates to two labourers attached to the Uitvlugt NDC being left unpaid.“I spoke to the REO on Wednesday last, and he showed me vouchers that were prepared to clear these people for January month. Lo and behold, the local Government Department is saying to the Overseer of the Tuschen/Uitvlugt NDC that he cannot find any document as it relates to these payments. I contacted back the REO’s secretary, and she confirmed that the document was sent to the Local Government Department,” Ayube detailed.He highlighted other incidents wherein he accused Shahid of abusing his power: “I would like to give you some examples. The Wakenaam NDC had budgeted to buy long boots for the Council of that specific NDC. They went ahead and purchased the long boots, (and) for a number of months, the Head of the Local Government Department did not pass that voucher,” he explained, while noting that it is protocol for the vouchers to be signed off by the RDC’s Local Government Department.The Regional Vice Chairman relayed that the explanation provided by Shahid for not signing the vouchers was that “long boots is only purchased for the work committee.”“We gotta understand that Wakenaam is an (agricultural) area and each council comes from a respective constituency, so they are expected to perform their duties in an effective way by visiting the area,” Ayube explained.“He [Shahid] is infringing on the rights of the NDC to operate independently,” Ayube sternly asserted.He noted that the REO has not been signing off on vouchers for council members to travel to attend statutory meetings.“The NDC would budget for travelling for their respective councillors (from) Wakenaam and Leguan. Again, over a long period of time, he’s not signing the vouchers for the people to [receive their funds] for travelling. He’s impeding on the attendance of the meeting. Again, he is acting out of his jurisdiction,” Ayube explained.This publication was told that within the regions there is a “CRIP (Community Roads Improvement Project)” programme, employment and supervision of which fall directly under the NDC.The NDC is required to report to the Region on the performance of each staff member on a monthly basis. However, Ayube claims that the REO has again stepped out of his jurisdiction.“What happened in Region 3, the DREO [Deputy REO] within the Local Government Department went into these NDCs and conducted interviews [for] who should be employed and who should not be employed. Now they are acting out of their jurisdiction. They have no right. That is the right of the NDC to employ, (to) interview,” the Regional Vice Chairman said.In addition, Guyana Times was told that as of late, the RDC, at the behest of Shahid, has imposed a condition wherein employees who are attached to the “CRIP” programme within NDCs cannot work elsewhere.“These CRIP people work 4 times a week and their monies are limited, so they seek employment other ways. They [RDC] have no jurisdiction, no right, no authority to impose that (condition) on the NDC.”According to Ayube, the issue has been reported several times at the level of the RDC statutory meeting, but nothing has been done to rectify the situation.Ayube also said he has observed that only the NDCs run by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) are apparently being hassled by Shahid.“I’m of the opinion that this is a planned something, because…in Region 3, most of the NDCs are run by the PPP/C. I think something has been put in place to allow the NDC to look bad where the NDC is not the contributing factor to most of these things that are happening out there… Everything is being stymied, everything is set to make [the PPP NDC] look bad, at the Local Government Department of the RDC,” he posited.Ayube is calling on Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan to intervene and have the matter rectified as soon as possible.“I’m calling on the Minister to put things right!” he declared.Efforts made by this publication to contact Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, and Regional Executive Officer of the Local Government Department, Shameer Shahid, proved futile.
Police have arrested a second person in connection with 1923 grams of narcotics unearthed during a stop-and-search at the Ituni public road in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Tuesday.The drug was discovered following a search of motor car PXX 3735 which was being driven by a 41-year-old man of Maple Town, Aroaima, Upper Demerara River.The ganja that was unearthed in the carRanks during the search reportedly found a grey and black haversack under the front passenger seat, which contained a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis.After being cautioned and told of the allegation, the driver reportedly informed ranks that someone gave him the bag to drop off in Linden.The man has since been arrested and taken into custody for questioning. Both are presently in Police custody assisting with the investigation.
Forty-six-year-old Radha Sukwah, a domestic worker of Charity Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, was on Friday arraigned before Suddie Magistrate Christel Lambert on the indictable charge of manslaughter committed on 73-year-old Deonarine, also called “Russian,” on August 3rd last at his home at Grant Maria’s Delight, Lower Pomeroon River in the Essequibo.She was placed on $400,000 bail, and the case was set for continuation on September 3, 2018.RECAPReports are the elderly man was shot and killed at his house on August 3, 2018. Initially, the suspect had allegedly told Police that the man was shot by an intruder who had attempted to kill him during a robbery.However, during investigation, the detectives recognised some inconsistencies in the woman’s statements, and as such she was transported to the Major Crimes Unit at Eve Leary, Georgetown, where she was further interrogated. After a few hours of interrogation, she reportedly confessed to committing the act, claiming that she was defending herself.In a detailed account of what had taken place, she reportedly claimed that on the night of the murder, Deonarine had collected her from her home and had taken her to his home. While there, she had made dinner and they had eaten, after which they retired to bed.She is reported to have said that after having sexual intercourse, an argument ensued between them when she refused to have sex with him for a second time.She allegedly told detectives the argument escalated, and the farmer armed himself with a knife and threatened to kill her if she did not comply with his request. This led to a scuffle between them, resulting in the woman being injured as she attempted to take away the weapon.She told detectives the knife fell to the floor, and the elderly man ran to the lower flat of the house, where he collected the firearm from a secure safe and returned. She allegedly said she attempted to take away the gun, but it went off, mortally wounding the elderly man.After the incident, she reportedly got rid of the weapon and raised an alarm, claiming that the elderly man had been shot during a robbery. The man was rushed to the Charity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
0Shares0000Pep Guardiola was forced to watch from the stands as Manchester City crashed out of the Champions LeagueMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola blasted Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz and lamented decisions that cost his side dear after a 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday sealed a 5-1 aggregate Champions League quarter-final win for the five-time European champions.Guardiola was forced to watch the second half from the stands after being sent off for his protestations at the break as free-spending City’s dreams of conquering the Champions League for the first time were dashed for another season. City led 1-0 on the night at that stage after Gabriel Jesus’s second-minute opener, but the hosts felt aggrieved after Leroy Sane had a second goal wrongly disallowed for offside just before half-time.“It’s different to go in 1-0 at half-time to 2-0,” said Guardiola, who also believed Liverpool’s opener in a 3-0 first-leg win at Anfield last week should have been ruled out for offside.“When the teams are so equal the impact of these decisions is so big.”Mohamed Salah booked Liverpool’s place in the last four for the first time in a decade when he coolly chipped home his 39th goal of the season 11 minutes into the second half before Roberto Firmino inflicted a third consecutive defeat on City for the first time in Guardiola’s near two-year reign.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the maturity of his side to see out a first-half onslaught.“The boys found a solution. We had these two or three moments already at end of the first half so it was easy for me and the boys to see the development of the game and that we are already through the whirlwind,” said Klopp.Liverpool trail City by 17 points in the Premier League, but have now beaten Guardiola’s men in three of their four meetings this season.“I really think they are the best team in the world at the moment but I knew we could beat them,” added Klopp.“We should enjoy the moment. It was a while ago Liverpool was in the semis and I was in the semis and now we are there together.”– Perfect start –Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool’s first goal at the Etihad Stadium as the five-time European champions reached the semi-finals for the first time in a decadeGuardiola admitted beforehand that his side needed the “perfect” performance and the hosts got the perfect start as they opened the scoring after just 117 seconds.Liverpool were unhappy at Mateu Lahoz in what was to be the start of a controversial night for the Spaniard when Virgil van Dijk claimed he had been pushed by Raheem Sterling in the lead-up to the goal.The referee was unmoved, though, and with the Dutchman out of position, Fernandinho’s through ball found Sterling and his low cross was swept home by Jesus.Salah had been an injury doubt after limping off in the first leg, but Liverpool were unable to spring the Egyptian free in the first 45 minutes as City peppered the visitors’ box with crosses without finding the final touch.Bernardo Silva saw a deflected effort spin just wide and then rattled the post with a deflected long-range strike.“The first half was so good,” added Guardiola. “(We) hit the post from Bernardo, but when you arrive you have to try to score the second goal.”The turning point came seconds later when Sane turned into an empty net after Loris Karius’s punch came back off his own player James Milner.Guardiola ran onto the field at half-time to pull his protesting players away from the official before embarking on his own rant at Mateu Lahoz that saw him watch the second half from the stands.City understandably failed to maintain the intensity of their first-half display and Salah got the decisive goal when he followed up after Ederson had denied Sadio Mane with a wonderfully-judged chipped finish past the despairing Nicolas Otamendi in the 56th minute.City’s terrible week after also blowing the chance to seal the Premier League title against local rivals Manchester United at the weekend was rounded off 13 minutes from time when Otamendi was caught in possession and Firmino slotted in off the far post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Good LuckBest of luck to Stephen Carr and Frank McGlynn who play Cork on Saturday the 30th of July in Croke Park. Stephen and the minors take on Cork in the All Ireland Quarter final at 2pm and the Frank and the seniors take on Cork in the last round of the qualifiers at 4pm.Lotto Lotto winning numbers for 26/07/2016 are 4-3- 5-1- 2-8- 7-6.Joe McGlynn Gortness matched 3 numbers and won €60.00.Jackpot for the 02/08/2016 €3900.00 Minor BoardUnder age training: Wednesdays U8 and U10 6.00pm- 700p. U12 & U13 boys 6.00pm to 7.00pm.U12 and U14 Football for Girls and Boys have finished now for this season.U16Best of luck to our U16 boys who are playing Lifford tonight Wednesday the 27th in Lifford at 7.30pm.The U16 Girls competition starts in AugustU18Our Minor ladies had a great won against McCools on Tuesday the 26 th on a score of McCools 05 Glenfin 4.11. They are now through to the County Quarter Final. Date and Time TBC. The Minor boys have no fixture this week due to the Donegal Minors playing on Saturday against Cork.Senior FootballHard luck to our senior ladies who were beat by Termon in the shield on Sunday morning. Our seniors and reserves played Naomh Muire in the league on Sunday in Glenfin. Both teams dug deep to record very important wins. Unfortunately our 3rd team were beat by Glenswilly in the senior C Championship on Saturday by 2 points.Club season tickets are available for €99.00 these tickets allow you access to all adult men league and championship matches within the county. It also covers matches that Glenfin are not involved in. If anyone is interested contact Sean Bonner on 0872608539Club Gear is now available in all sizes. To order contact Kate McGlynn on 0877952880, Sean Bonner on 0872608539 or Francie F Marley on 0872414714.The Super Valu kits for clubs promotion has been extended to August bank holiday weekend. Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the club notes can do so by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 0872052481GAA News: Glenfin men to play with pride in clash with Cork this weekend was last modified: July 27th, 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:all-irelandGAAGLENFIN GAA NOTES
PICO RIVERA — The El Rancho Unified School District Board’s hiring of a paid consultant at $64,000 for four months has provided a point of contention between the six candidates running for three seats on the five-member board in the Nov. 8 election. Even incumbent Lupe Salas, who voted to hire the consulting firm to determine why North Park Middle School continues to fail to reach testing targets, said she voted yes for the consultant with mixed feelings. “I voted for it because I was told it was mandatory,’ she said, but added that she “would rather see this money used to assist the students, instead of going to a consultant who will tell us that we are not up to par. We already know that.’ But her fellow incumbent, Rita Jo Ramirez, defended her vote to hire an outside expert to help solve a lingering problem at the North Park school. Candidate Joe Rivera said the district’s hiring of high-priced consultants was one of his concerns when he ran for a board seat two years ago, and it is again an issue for him in this election. “I think the fee is excessive, because some of the work this company is doing could be done by the district office. The leadership should be set from the top down, with board members saying there is a problem here, let’s address it,’ he said. But challenger Alfred Renteria Jr. supports the hiring, saying the money spent now will pay big returns for the district in the long run. “We obviously need to find different ways to get our test scores higher,’ he said. “Every cent we spend is worth it when it comes to children.’ Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at email@example.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Anyone who can come in and give us direction is wonderful,’ she said. “We have to keep our doors and windows open, because someone else always knows something you haven’t tried.’ Three of their four challengers in the Nov. 8 election, however, are seizing on the hiring as a campaign issue. “When we have schools that are failing, it is obvious money is being mismanaged and going into projects that are not being effective at helping students,’ said challenger Allan Maciel. “They should get the teachers to work on the problem.’ Candidate James Roybal said he does not like the idea of an outside agency involved in an internal district problem. “I feel the board isn’t asking the questions that need to be asked when it comes to the hiring of a consultant,’ he said. “My problem with the consulting issue is the parents aren’t involved and the teachers aren’t involved.’ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A six-week old kitten was found by a kind-hearted member of the public in a terrible state, suffering from cat flu and contacted the ISPCA for help.Following an urgent veterinary assessment, the kitten later named Sparrow was placed on life-saving fluid therapy due to her weakened state, to prepare her body for surgery.Her right eye was so badly damaged due to a chronic untreated infection and upon veterinary advice, there was no alternative but to have it surgically removed to prevent further suffering. ISPCA Donegal ARC Manager Denise McCausland said: “Sparrow was so small, it was touch and go if she would recover from the anaesthetic, as the damage to her eye was so severe. Thankfully this little lady made a great recovery and in the following weeks, her eye healed beautifully”.Cat flu is a treatable illness, and after a course of antibiotics most cats recover perfectly. Unfortunately for Sparrow, she had not received the veterinary treatment she needed in time for her illness, and sadly as a result her right eye was so badly damaged, it had to be removed”.This brave little kitten has since been rehomed and she is now thriving. Her new family have renamed her Winky, because they say “having one eye hasn’t limited her in any way. She is able to do everything a cat with two eyes can do, the only difference is instead of blinking, she winks!”Her new family said: “Winky is full of energy and always wants to play and cuddle. One of her favourite things to do is watch the washing machine spin around, and she falls asleep to the sound of it. Adopting a kitten in need is one of the best things we have ever done. We love her so much and it really means the world to us that we were able to help her and give her a loving home, and hopefully a much better life.” Winky is adored by her new family and we are very thankful they are giving her the life and home she thoroughly deserves.All cats and kittens adopted from the ISPCA are fully vaccinated, part of which inoculates cats specifically for cat flu; they are also treated for parasites and neutered or spayed when of age.If you can offer a wonderful home to a cat or kitten from the ISPCA Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 074 9152360 or check out the cats/kittens for adoption on https://www.ispca.ie/rehoming/Doomed Donegal kitten Sparrow given new lease of life after rescue was last modified: March 28th, 2019 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)