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At the cow wash: Pakistanis scrub Eid animals at car cleaners

first_imgIn the run-up to the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, Karachi car-wash owner Sheikh Sagheer sees much of the traffic at his business switch from four wheels to four legs.Locals bring him their cattle, sheep and goats for a thorough scrub down ahead of the animals’ sacrifice during the three-day religious holiday, which begins Friday in Pakistan.Sagheer, 42, said the cow wash started when he was spotted cleaning his sacrificial animal ahead of Eid after opening his business a few years ago. Topics : “The charge is 100 rupees, which is nothing,” said Mohammad Uzair, who brought in a large grey cow for a wash.Across Pakistan, between eight and 10 million animals are sacrificed over Eid al-Adha, according to the Pakistan Tanners Association.Sagheer says cleanliness is especially important because of the coronavirus pandemic.”I make it a point to sanitize the animal with disinfectants,” he said.center_img “The people who saw me washing the animal came to me with their own… that’s how this trend started,” Sagheer told AFP.Many of the animals come from a huge market on the outskirts of Karachi — reputed to be the largest Eid cattle bazaar in Asia — that is packed with goats, cows, bullocks, sheep and camels.The creatures are often dirty, dusty and speckled with dung after being transported then packed together at the market.Sagheer charges just 100 rupees (about 60 cents) for a wash — which includes a soak with a pressure hose, a lather with suds, a scrub and a rinse.last_img read more

Masterclasses to teach ins and out of retirement

first_imgAndrew Winter will be hosting retirement masterclasses DEVELOPER Lendlease is set to provide Retirement Living Masterclasses to prospective retirees during a series of events at retirement villages from Brisbane to Mackay this month.The masterclasses feature a panel of guests, including Andrew Winter from Selling Houses Australia, and are designed to help retirees understand the retirement process and to answer all questions about what retirement living means for them. The events will inform and empower retirees with the knowledge they need to make important and impending life decisions.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 They will discover how to downsize and declutter, learn what it means to retire to a Lendlease village, and be given information about where to go for the appropriate financial advice.They will also begin to understand and compare offers and learn about the personal experience of residents.Retirement Living regional manager Queensland Mark said the decision to move into a retirement village from your own home could be daunting, but exciting.“This series of events aims at answering the questions that so many people have about the retirement living process and are filled with information that people need to know before making a retirement decision,” he said.A masterclass will be held at The Terraces Retirement Village, Forest Lake, on March 6 from 2pm.Bookings are essential and can be made by calling 1800 550 550 or via read more

Schilling Point Dredging Proposed

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District is seeking public input on a Virginia Beach City Government proposal to mechanically dredge a Saw Pen Point neighborhood tributary to provide residents with navigation access. The Schilling Point SSD project is located in a tributary to the Lynnhaven River’s Western Branch, adjacent to the Saw Pen Point neighborhood surrounded by homes along Saw Pen Point Trail, Bridgehampton Lane, Witch Point Trail and Schilling Point in Virginia Beach, Virginia.A 692-foot-long city spur channel with a 25-foot bottom width is proposed to be dredged to a maximum depth of -4.5 feet mean low water (MLW) and would connect to the existing channel in the Lynnhaven River’s Western Branch.A main 490-foot-long Special Service District channel would run from the city channel to SSD North Spur and SSD South Spur channels. The main SSD channel would have a maximum bottom width of 25 feet, reducing to a 20-foot bottom width as it approaches the neighborhood, and would be dredged to a maximum depth of -4.5 feet MLW.The SSD North Spur would be 470 feet long with a 15-foot bottom width, and the SSD South Spur would be 286 feet long with a 15-foot bottom – individual access basins will be dredged as part of this proposal. These SSD channels would be dredged to a maximum -4.5-foot depth and MLW.The proposal also includes dredging nine individual access basins for homeowners to access the dredged channels. These areas are proposed to be dredged to a maximum depth of -4.5 feet MLW.The applicant has proposed to dredge 9,583 cubic yards of material from 88,383 square feet of impact area.last_img read more

Jungle Bay Joins 365MMP/desiGna Love Contest

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img 16 Views   no discussions LocalNews Jungle Bay Joins 365MMP/desiGna Love Contest by: – February 10, 2012 365 Media, Marketing and Production is pleased to announce that Jungle Bay Resort and Spa has chosen to partner with us in staging the 365MMP Valentine’s Day Love Contest.Jungle Bay is the newest company to do so joining, online store desiGna, to create even more value to our customers and offering a One-night Getaway Package, which includes accommodation and breakfast for two, to the winning couple. General Manager of Jungle Bay Sam Raphael said, “Jungle Bay is delighted to support WEL associate 365 MMP by donating a one night get-away package for this promotion.”The Love Contest ends on February 12, 2012 and couples seeking entry into the competition need only go to the 365MMP Facebook page, “like” the page and post a photo of them and their spouse together. From there, friends will have the opportunity to like the picture. The photo with the most likes will be judged the winner and results will be announced simultaneously on the Facebook pages of 365MMP and winner will score a One-night Getaway Package courtesy of Jungle Bay Resort and Spa, along with a $240 Gift Certificate and a 365 MMP Couple’s Photo-shoot.The second place winner will also win a Couple’s Photo-shoot.A full list of contest rules are available on the365 MMP Facebook page under the promotional flier.Press Releaselast_img read more

CariMAN tackles scourge of violence in Dominica

first_img 14 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img LocalNews CariMAN tackles scourge of violence in Dominica by: – April 23, 2012 Share A local chapter of the Caribbean Male Action Network Organization (CariMAN) has taken up the responsibility of addressing the scourge of violence in Dominica.CariMAN Dominica Chapter Inc held a one-day Symposium on Violence at the Public Service Union on Friday in response to the escalation of violence in our homes, schools and communities. Several individuals, groups, institutions and organizations were invited to attend the Symposium including magistrate Gloria Augustus, Opposition leader Hector John, Member of Parliament for the Roseau Central Constituency Norris Prevost, Health Minister Julius Timothy, Community Development Minister Gloria Shillingford to discuss and develop a National Plan of Action to reduce violence and its impact on the society. CariMAN’s president Thomas Holmes explained that the idea for the Symposium was born out of a brain storming session among group members to determine ways in which they could pull their resources together in an effort to help the country. He noted that among the ideas were tackling the negative impact of drugs on the island, finding ways to raise men’s awareness to their health and violence.Holmes reported that CariMAN embarked upon violence as “because it is destroying our people, destroying our land. We see this pain inflicting activity as one that is having a very negative impact on the very fabric of our society; everyone is affected by violence many of our boys, young men and men are involved in it”.CariMAN’s goal he continued; “Is to see Dominicans living in love, in harmony, respecting each other, appreciating and celebrating our success and achievement. Violence is a hindrance to all of these”.According to Holmes, “people are angry, they go to bed angry and wake up with a “double dose of anger, violence and disrespect when we hear what certain people have to say about us and others”. At work, at home and within society Holmes believes there is intense anger and frustration exhibited which can also lead to violent behaviors.“At the work place, we behave like crabs in the barrel. Friendship and gossip lavish and professionalism is not yet born for many of us. Our behavior and attitude sometimes lead to violence and violation of the human rights of others. We are like strangers in our homes, our homes are becoming like hotels; we check in, we check out. No time to sit down and enjoy each other’s company, we do not talk with each other”.Holmes believes that violence is “flourishing” because there is a lack of “positive role models, respected and trustworthy men and boys”.“Violence is flourishing because we curse more and we love less, we forget the children and youth who are neglected, abandoned, rejected, and afflicted; they become violent when we do not help them. Sometime, the only way out for them, the only way of survival is the path of violence and destruction”.He proposed that society need to “guide, protect and teach” the youth in an effort to reduce the rate of crime and violent behavior among them.“It is time that we take back our country from the brink of disaster and give it back to God, let him bless it; let him work in our land together with us. Let us come together and work for a Dominica free from fear and violence. Boys and men of Dominica; let us come together and reject violence, let us join with the girls and women and reject all types of violence”. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Day Star Pastor prays for Kobe Bryant’s family

first_img He prayed for God’s protection for everybody who are still living across the world. As fans around the world grapple with Bryant’s death, new clues are emerging about what happened shortly before the crash. The helicopter was operating under “special visual flight rules,” according to an air traffic control conversation with the pilot, captured by website An SVFR clearance allows a pilot to fly in weather conditions worse than those allowed for standard visual flight rules (VFR). Read Also:Ligue 1: Neymar dedicates goal to Kobe Bryant after throwing up ’24’The Burbank Airport control tower allowed the helicopter to proceed northeast, following the Interstate 5 highway, using the SVFR clearance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Senior Pastor of the Day Star Church, Samuel Adeyemi, has joined the league of mourners all over the world to pray for the family of the departed NBA legend, Kobe Bryant who died on Sunday  with his daughter Gianna, after helicopter crash in Califonia. Pastor Adeyemi in his twitter handle, prayed for comfort and strength for Kobe Bryant’s family and the families of other nine passengers who lost their lives in the crash. Loading… Promoted ContentThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Football Friday-Week #5 Scoreboard

first_imgOn Country 103.9 WRBI and WRBIRADIO.COM, The Batesville Bulldogs defeated The East Central Trojans 31-10 to improve to 5-0 on the season.  EC falls to 1-4.Other area games.Greensburg  47     South Dearborn  6Rushville  19     Connersville  0Milan  55     North Decatur  0Oldenburg Academy  19     Traders Point Christian  6Jennings County  13     Madison  9Union County  30     Hagerstown  27Saturday’s games.Lawrenceburg  54    Franklin County  27Tecumseh  35     South Decatur  21last_img

Watson, Bjorn challenge at Augusta

first_img Watson was the only player in the 97-strong field to card a bogey-free round on a testing opening day at Augusta National, the left-hander’s 69 containing three birdies and 15 pars. And although the flamboyant world number 12 finally dropped a shot on the ninth hole of his second round, birdies on the seventh, 12th, 13th and 14th took the 2012 champion into the lead on six under par. Bubba Watson continued his impressive bid for a second Masters title in three years on Friday as Thomas Bjorn became Europe’s leading contender for a first victory since 1999. But the South African then ran up a triple-bogey eight on the 15th after chipping from the back of the green into the water at the front, before a bogey on the 18th meant a round of 75 and left him level par for the tournament. Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson was heading for a first missed cut since 1997 after a triple-bogey on the 12th left him seven over par, but playing partner Justin Rose was one under for his round and three over for the tournament. The top 50 players and those tied for 50th will make the cut, along with anyone within 10 shots of the lead. Watson chipped to four feet for another birdie on the par-five 15th and when his tee shot on the next perfectly used the contours of the green to finish a similar distance from the hole, he calmly converted for a fifth birdie in a row. At eight under par he enjoyed a four-shot lead from Bill Haas, with defending champion Adam Scott another two strokes behind following a bogey on the first. Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy, in the last group out, had parred the first but dropped a shot on the par-five second – usually a birdie opportunity – to lie level par. Press Association Kevin Stadler, KJ Choi and overnight leader Bill Haas were all four under, but with the wind strengthening Bjorn was delighted to be safely in the clubhouse on three under. “I’m going to hit some balls for 20 minutes and then go home and put my feet up,” Bjorn said after a 68 which featured four birdies in his last five holes. “It was a good day. I played well all the way through and felt comfortable on the golf course today. I hit two great shots into 13 and walked off with a par and after that decided I needed to be more aggressive. “I took the shots on at 14 and 16 and they paid off and it was nice to walk up and tap it in for a birdie on 18.” Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher was also delighted with his second round, a 72 leaving him one under and guaranteed to make the halfway cut on his Masters debut – something his uncle Bernard, the former Ryder Cup captain, was unable to do in 1970. “I’m delighted to still be in red numbers to be honest,” Gallacher said. “It was a bit tricky, the wind is a bit up and the greens are firming up. “It’s a very strategic course. I think everybody back home knows how to play it, it’s just a case of trying to do it that’s the hard part. Generally I would say if I missed a green or anything like that, you have to be happy with bogey.” Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, who lost a play-off to Watson here in 2012, held a share of the lead when he holed from five feet for an eagle on the 13th. last_img read more

Asian Games Boxer Amit enters Asian Games semis, assured of medal

first_imgJakarta: Indian boxer Amit Panghal (49kg) advnced to the semifinals to assure himself of a maiden medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. The Armyman, who is a Commonwealth Games silver-medallist, defeated South Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong 5-0 with a thoroughly dominating performance to enter the last-four stage where he will take on Filipino Carlo Paalam. In the boxing competition, semifinalists are entitled to bronze medals.Also Read | Salman is welcome to host KBC, says Amitabh BachchanThe 22-year-old from Haryana, making his debut at the Games, intimidated his 20-year-old opponent, using his right straights to good effect.On the other hand, the Korean, despite being a southpaw and the taller of two, simply withdrew after a decent show in the opening three minutes.Amit was brilliant with his footwork, moving around craftily to exhaust his rival, who looked unsure for most of the bout.It has been a brilliant year for the Indian, who won back-to-back gold medals at the inaugural India Open and the prestigious Strandja Memorial Tournament in Bulgaria.This was followed by a silver at the Gold Coast CWG in April. For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Golden Jaguars hold 166th as FIFA publishes Coronavirus-affected rankings

first_imgWITH Football around the world at a standstill because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the sport’s world governing body, FIFA, recently released their latest world rankings which is very much reflective of the current situation affecting sports globally.According to FIFA, like the many other international federations, ongoing measures to combat the spread of Covid-19 have resulted in little football of late and, consequently, next-to-no movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.This means that Guyana’s senior men’s national team, the Golden Jaguars, will remain in their 166-place on the latest rankings.Guyana has not played since their November 18, 2019, 1 – 1 draw with the Reggae Boyz (Jamaica) in Kingston.The Coach Marcio Maximo-led team was scheduled to face Barbados last month (March) in a home-and-away CONCACAF Gold Cup playoff, but the pandemic forced the confederation to shelve all football until international and local health officials deem things ‘normal’ again.A whole raft of international fixtures, including qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup and other major tournaments, were postponed, while dates were redrawn for the showpiece men’s events such as the Olympic Football Tournament, CONMEBOL Copa America and UEFA EURO.Amid this upheaval, the Ranking were impacted by just four matches – all friendlies – and, as such, remains all but identical to the previous edition.The solitary change sees South Sudan move into joint 168th position with Bermuda after the latter dropped a Ranking point, thanks to a 2-0 defeat in Jamaica (48th, unchanged) on 11 March.The five other teams involved in friendly matches since the global ladder’s last update were Panama (played twice – 81st, unchanged), Uzbekistan (85th, unchanged), Belarus (87th, unchanged), Guatemala (130th, unchanged) and Nicaragua (151st, unchanged).After a long period testing and analyzing the best way to calculate the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, a new model took effect in August 2018 after approval by the FIFA Council.This new version developed by FIFA was named “SUM” as it relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the World Ranking.The points, which are added or subtracted, are partially determined by the relative strength of the two opponents, including the logical expectation that teams higher in the ranking should fare better against teams lower in the ranking.last_img read more