Tragedy

23 Jul 19
The Air-Conditioned Nightmare

“I am not going to apologize for bullfighting. It is a survival of the days of the Roman Colosseum. But it does need some explanation. Bullfighting is not a sport. It was never supposed to be. It is a tragedy. A very great tragedy. The tragedy is the death of the bull…It is a tragedy, […]

23 Jul 19
GamesLookout

Developer: Golden Glitch On a summer night, Ophelia awakens from a terrible vision: In four days, everyone in Elsinore Castle will be dead. Even worse, she’s been thrown into a time loop from which she cannot escape. Forced to relive the same four days over and over again, Ophelia determines to do everything in her […]

23 Jul 19
The Authentic Amateur

Throughout my lifetime I’ve experienced a large fluctuation in the popularity of food courts. Growing up next to The Garden State Plaza, I was spoiled with one of the best food courts in any mall in America. My dad also did the construction during the remodeling of the GSP food court (pre AMC days), so […]

23 Jul 19
On The Clock

A few months ago, at the peak of awards season consideration, I mentioned a brief comment regarding the work of famed animation director Masaaki Yuasa. In a piece comparing Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai of the Future to the likings of Hayao Miyazaki and the Studio Ghibli establishment, I expressed my sincere admiration yet simultaneous gripes with […]

23 Jul 19
Newsy Today

Tuesday, 2. 3 July 2019 – 02:35 It affects all states. The shops closed their doors while the workers run in search of full transport. People in the parking lot of a dark mall in Caracas.AFP Crisis. Venezuela returns to the last century: chaos, looting and desperate search for water and food Juan Guaid "This […]

23 Jul 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
SOQUEL — Five alpacas have died after being mauled by two errant pit bulls at a farm and preschool 1 mile north of Soquel Drive, according to information from the owner and Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter. One animal was found dead at the Rocking Horse Ranch Day Care’s corral — a quarter-acre spread for the original 10 ruminants — when a ranch hand found two strange dogs on a front porch at the property about 6:30 a.m. July 17. Preschool services started 9 a.m. that Wednesday. School co-owner Nancy Cohen said the loss is a tragedy but found it fortunate the children had not arrived to find the dead animal and wounded four ruminants. She and her husband, Harvey, own the alpacas and share their sought-after fiber for a variety of textiles. The loss — and ongoing veterinarian expense — will be tens of thousands of dollars, Nancy Cohen said. Both dogs had tags. One had some blood on its paw, Cohen said. The person who feeds the alpacas called the pit bull owners before realizing the corral was strewn with injured animals. “It’s just a really sad situation,” Cohen said. “The dogs were not required to be put down, which I think is a travesty and I’m a dog owner and dog lover. I think, without a doubt, if these dogs get out again, they will do this again to someone’s animals.” Parents have become afraid for their children’s safety at day care since the attacks. Cohen does not believe the dogs would harm people after her feeder was able to approach the dogs. The dogs’ owners were issued citations for harassing or harming livestock — $300 per pit bull — and having dogs off leash, Animal Shelter General Manager Melanie Sobel said. It is a $50 fine to have a dog off-leash in Santa Cruz County for the first offense. Officials did not release the identifies of the dogs’ owners. Sobel said county animal services officers are limited in their authority in a case of animal-on-animal aggression. “The only way we have authority to seize an animal is if there is a threat to public safety,” Sobel said. “There’s a difference between prey drive and aggression toward humans. Just because animals attack other animals does not necessarily mean they will be human-aggressive.” Cohen said Santa Cruz County needs to create a law that would allow any animal to be put down for killing another domesticated animal or livestock. “These dogs are dangerous — more dangerous than mountain lions,” Cohen said. “We had mountain lions on our property and they selectively picked the goat they wanted. These dogs did this for sport.” Cinammon, 13, was the oldest alpaca killed by the attack. The animals were ambushed in the dark, their bellies bitten, bringing them to the ground. Tina, Cookie and Snow White — all 4 years old — since have died, too. So has Buttercup, the alpaca that was just 2 years old. Three dark-colored male alpacas escaped the attackers. “We think that some of the females that were killed may have been pregnant,” Cohen said. A severe infection common in dog-bite wounds eventually killed three of the animals. Two others are still fighting the same infection. The alpacas were protected by a fence and Cohen said she thinks the dogs had to enter under the enclosure. “They very much had to try to get in there,” Cohen said. The ranch isn’t far from the bustle of Soquel, according to Cohen. “We’re only a mile up from Soquel Drive,” she said. “We’re not way up in the boonies.” Not all dogs can roam off-leash without causing problems, Sobel said. “It depends on the dog.” Livestock attacks in the county usually involve targeted chickens. “That happens regularly. By dogs,” Sobel said. “It’s not such an unusual thing. It’s just a question of the owners managing that behavior. It’s prey drive. You have to control it. But these animals suffered a horrible death.”
23 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

This British tragicomedy was created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also plays the title character Fleabag. She is an angry, confused, sex-addicted woman living in London who has to deal with the tragedies she has experienced and lives on. Olivia Colman, Sian Clifford and Andrew Scott are all equally complex characters trying to survive […]

23 Jul 19
amsterdam: city as work of art

Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich uses examples of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), Yad Vashem, and the Jewish Museum Berlin to discuss how the deliberate choices made when designing museum exhibit layouts and displays affect the result when visitors come through. She makes a direct comparison between the USHMM’s Tower of Faces, which features over a thousand […]

23 Jul 19
wordbubbles

Just a few days to go until the launch of the Springfield Writers Group amazing anthology, Elemental. The air is electric, the water glistening, the fire crackling and the earth rumbling. Can you feel the excitement? I sure can! Today’s featured interviewee is ‘Elemental’ Contributor Cass Cooper, talking about her Fire short story, Too Much Whisky […]

23 Jul 19
Ole Guy's Ramblins

The wife and I had been livin’ in Los Angeles for many years — I was a “senior citizen” in a youth-oriented company. But then, the company sent the wife and me to Paris — and, believe it or not, I was in my late fifties — it was a very lucky circumstance! My boss […]

22 Jul 19
Jim's Music Of Philadelphia

In part three of our Roots of Philly Music highlighting 1964-65, we find Leon Huff getting his first top 40 hit as a songwriter, Cameo-Parkway still making some fine records but struggling to get them played on the radio, and prominent local recording acts moving in droves to labels outside of Philadelphia. Patty & the […]

23 Jul 19
Homepaddock

Pine trees cast shadow of death over NZ native plants and animals – Mike Cranstone: NEW Zealand has always been challenged to move from commodity mass production to targeting higher value, whether it be in agriculture, tourism or our manufacturing businesses. In this country’s frantic race to deliver on a throw-away election comment of 1 […]

22 Jul 19
The Night Watchman

California Couple Arrested After Allegedly Strangling Newborn Baby Inside Hospital By Editor on July 21, 2019. Christian News. OXNARD (CBSLA) — A woman and her boyfriend were arrested Friday evening after a newborn baby died from strangulation shortly after being born, authorities said. Oxnard police officers responded to St. John’s Medical Center at 1600 N. Rose Ave shortly before […]

22 Jul 19
Analysis is Magic

I want to start this piece with a small apology. One of the biggest difficulties I’ve ever had as a person with an interest in media has been my combination of Asperger’s and ADD, which can be a particularly brutal combination when it comes to reflecting and thinking about my own emotions. The one can […]

22 Jul 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

National Business Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press July 22, 2019 04:32 PM ORDER REPRINT → People walk in the streets of Caracas after a massive blackout left the city and other parts of the country without electricity, in Caracas Venezuela, Monday, July 22, 2019. The power […]