Canterbury farmer’s pet stag butchered by poachers

Canterbury farmer’s pet stag butchered by poachers

A Canterbury farmer is offering a $2000 reward after his pet stag was shot and butchered on Monday night. Photos are all Allan Rhodes has left of his 12 pointer stag he says was a pet. The Oxford sheep and beef farmer was horrified to discover poachers had snuck onto his property during the night and shot and killed the animal in the middle of an open paddock. They took everything, chopping off the stag’s…

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Town centre roadworks delay mains upgrades to remedy dirty water supply

Town centre roadworks delay mains upgrades to remedy dirty water supply

MAINS upgrades to remedy dirty water supply in parts of Greenock after more than a decade have been delayed because of town centre roadworks. Councillor Tommy McVey has learned that the hold-up to flood prevention works on Inverkip Street at the High Street roundabout will have a knock-on effect to £1 million worth of improvements to pipes in the Old Inverkip Road, Pennyfern and the Barrs Cottage area. Bosses from trunk roads operator Scotland TranServ…

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Duke Energy bags meals to combat world hunger | www.personcountylife.com

Duke Energy bags meals to combat world hunger | www.personcountylife.com

BY BILL WILLCOX COURIER-TIMES STA FF WRITER Amber Sarver, center, and her Duke Energy colleagues bag some of the 25,000 meals they packed in partnership with Rise Against Hunger. submitted Nearly 100 employees from Duke Energy’s Roxboro and Mayo plants, along with the Outage & Projects Services team, came together on Wednesday morning to pack 25,056 meals for the Rise Against Hunger Foundation. Amber Sarver, a chemistry & PSM supervisor at Roxboro Plant in Semora,…

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Sophisticated Florida songbird poachers get prison time

Sophisticated Florida songbird poachers get prison time

In this Nov. 3, 2012 photo, a man tries to free a bird caught on a sticky lime stick that poachers use to trap songbirds. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. In this Nov. 3, 2012 photo, a man tries to free a bird caught on a sticky lime stick that poachers use to trap songbirds. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) MIAMI…

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Bad air quality brings USANA’s 5th annual 5k run indoors

Bad air quality brings USANA’s 5th annual 5k run indoors

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) –Dr Oz Leads Utah’s 1st Indoor 5k Run at Salt Palace Saturday. With Salt Lake’s poor air quality USANA Health Sciences is moving its annual 5k run inside the Salt Palace. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Proceeds will go…

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Taber and District Foodgrains Project helps to combat world hunger – Lethbridge

Taber and District Foodgrains Project helps to combat world hunger – Lethbridge

The annual Taber and District Foodgrains Project brought together dozens of southern Albertans Thursday in an effort to help battle world hunger. READ MORE: Huge Charity Harvest Twelve combines harvested a field of wheat about 14 kilometres (nine miles) east of Taber in a great show of what can be accomplished through volunteerism. Between private donations and the proceeds from the sale of the wheat, the group estimates they should be able to donate close…

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Turn in Poachers program has another successful year | Outdoors

Turn in Poachers program has another successful year | Outdoors

The state’s Turn in Poachers program, often called TIPs, had a successful year, according to a statement from the state Game, Fish and Parks Department. The statement said 261 people called in to report wildlife crimes during the last yearly reporting period, which closed June 30. The calls led to 261 investigations, $31,000 in fines and $57,400 in liquidated civil damages. The investigations resulted in 146 arrests, which was the highest in program history. Through…

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Washed out: Water woes scuttle Phish’s 3-day music festival | Music

Washed out: Water woes scuttle Phish’s 3-day music festival | Music

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A three-day Phish music festival was scuttled by dirty water from torrential rains on Thursday, with health officials denying a permit just as the rock band was about to go onstage for its traditional sound check jam. “We are still in shock,” the band said in a statement on its website . “Our families are here, our gear is set, our tents are up. We keep waiting for someone to…

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Edge of Extinction’s 12 castaway has been reported

Edge of Extinction’s 12 castaway has been reported

Even more Survivor winners are trolling an all-winners season, including Boston Rob by Daniel George Two-thirds of the cast for Survivor: Edge of Extinction (the 38th season of the show) has been reported, and the 12th person is also 25 or younger. It’s been more than five weeks since Survivor season 38 (reportedly called Edge of Extinction) ended filming, yet the casting leaks have come few and far between. In fact, today’s reported 12th castaway of 18 (including…

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Lane County air quality to get worse before it gets better – News – The Register-Guard

Lane County air quality to get worse before it gets better – News – The Register-Guard

The air quality in Lane County is predicted to decline to moderately unhealthy Wednesday morning for people with lung disease, older adults and children as well as those who struggle with asthma or other breathing problems. But there’s good news: The unhealthy ground-level smoke won’t be hanging around for long. The thick layer of smoke seen in the Eugene area Tuesday is expected to dissipate Wednesday, at least near the ground, Lane Regional Air Protection…

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Watch this coagulant make dirty water drinkable / Boing Boing

Watch this coagulant make dirty water drinkable / Boing Boing

PolyGlu is used by aid workers to force impurities in water to settle at the bottom of a container, making the water safer for drinking in areas where water is scarce or polluted. Via AllAfrica: Forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods in search of food and water, more than 8,000 people are newly displaced each day. Water is scarce. Animals are dying of thirst and families must travel further and further to find the…

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DVIDS – News – 17 wings team up for AFE chemical response training

DVIDS – News – 17 wings team up for AFE chemical response training

Twenty Aircrew Flight Equipment Airmen from 17 U.S. Air Force wings, representing four major commands, received training on the standardized procedures for an Aircrew Contamination Control Area at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, July 9-13, 2018. The five-day course began with classroom instruction and then hands-on training to gain first-hand knowledge of how to stand up and effectively operate a 9-stage ACCA during a chemical incident. The exercise tested Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capabilities in…

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Farm Bill can help end world hunger

Farm Bill can help end world hunger

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WATCH: Suspected poacher’s alleged death responsible for Hout Bay protests?

WATCH: Suspected poacher’s alleged death responsible for Hout Bay protests?

Cape Town – Angry Hangberg residents clashed with police and torched buildings and a vehicle after two days of searching for a young fisher, presumed lost at sea, following an altercation with authorities on Friday. He was alleged to be fishing illegally. Police say two suspects were arrested while a fishing boat with crayfish and fishing nets was seized. A missing person docket was under investigation. Residents had gathered at the slipway at the Hout…

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Hundreds Of Acres Being Harvested Locally To Combat World Hunger

Hundreds Of Acres Being Harvested Locally To Combat World Hunger

Some crops ripening on fields the Pembina Valley will be instrumental in the fight against hunger. A number of local farmers have responded to world hunger by offering up their fields, time and equipment for Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB) harvests. Supporters plant, tend and sell the crop, donating all proceeds to the organization. Local projects are taking place near Winkler, Morden and Carman. “It’s amazing, they do this alongside their own work during the busiest…

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