Rare Amur leopard cubs born at San Diego Zoo

first_img May 31, 2018 Rare Amur leopard cubs born at San Diego Zoo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego Zoo has achieved another milestone this spring, after 4-year-old Amur leopard, Satka, (pronounced Saat Ka) gave birth to two cubs — the first time Amur leopard cubs have been born at the Zoo since the rare species first arrived in 2011.The cubs were born April 5th and are now spending more time outside of their den and in public view. Over the past few weeks, Satka has been introducing the young ones to their habitat, slowly allowing them to explore, climb and play, before corralling them into the den for feedings or to rest.Animal care staff said that so far, they haven’t had much contact with the cubs. Instead, their objective is to allow Satka to take the lead in their care.“Our strategy for managing these cubs is to remain very hands off and let their mother continue to do the great job she’s been doing,” said Todd Speis, senior mammal keeper at the San Diego Zoo. “As the cubs get older, we will begin to build a relationship with them.But the highest priority right now is the relationship they have with each other and with their mother.”For the past seven years, the animal care staff has worked to gain management experience with this species, transporting cats from Europe to North America for approved breeding as part of the Global Species Management Program (GSMP)—an international conservation effort in which scientists work to increase regional animal populations.Less than 70 Amur leopards have been documented in their native habitat, the Primorye region of the Russian Far East, making them the rarest big cat species on the planet. These mostly solitary animals were once found in northeastern China, Russia and the Korean peninsula, but those populations have been decimated, due to loss of habitat and poaching for their thick, spotted coats.San Diego Zoo Global and other zoological organizations around the world have joined together with the hope of conserving this species. More than 94 institutions, caring for over 220 leopards, take part in the GSMP, which also supports field conservation efforts to protect the remaining animals.The hope is that the population will slowly grow in numbers, specifically in the trans-border region of Russia and China. In conjunction with habitat preservation and restoration efforts, the breeding program in zoos is designed to support the sustainability of the Amur species by building a baseline population, which will then produce offspring that could help bolster the dwindling population in the wild.Animal care staff will perform a health check on the cubs within the coming days — including determining their gender. San Diego Zoo guests can visit Satka and her cubs at their home in the Asian Cats habitat found in Panda Canyon. Posted: May 31, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

MiraCosta College announces plans to offer two years free tuition

first_img KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – MiraCosta College announced today that it intends to begin subsidizing two years of tuition, beginning during the fall semester for first-time students taking at least 12 units.The expansion of free community college tuition is contingent upon the passage of Assembly Bill 2, which would expand the state’s California College Promise program. Former Gov. Jerry Brown signed the program into law in 2017, covering one year of tuition for the state’s community college students.School officials said the expansion will break down potential barriers that may keep students from completing a degree or transferring to a four-year university.Going forward, the MiraCosta College Foundation will also raise funds to help students with food, books and technology costs, allowing them to matriculate while accruing little or no debt.“The reduction in fees goes back to the original concept of community college being free in California, transforming the lives of our students by opening doors to opportunity through education and job training,” said David Broad, president of the college’s Board of Trustees. “We are here to support everyone looking for a better future, and we are doing that by leveraging federal, state, private and institutional resources.”AB 2 is currently winding its way through the Assembly committee process. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 9, 2019center_img April 9, 2019 Updated: 4:04 PM MiraCosta College announces plans to offer two years free tuitionlast_img read more

Seminar in Guatemala Focuses on Baking with Soy

first_imgWISHH Consultant, Dr. Sergio Serna, gives instruction to local bakers and food technology students on the inclusion of U.S. soy products in baked goods.Last month, the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program hosted a baking seminar in Guatemala City in collaboration with the Universidad del Valle’s Department of Food Science.Dr. Sergio Serna lead the seminar focused on the inclusion of soy ingredients in baked goods. Graduates of the Universidad del Valle’s programs traditionally go on to fill key positions as food technologists throughout the country and region.During the seminar, participants prepared a variety of breads enriched with defatted soy flour. Attendees now have a better understanding about the functional properties of soy and the use of soy ingredients in baking applications – lessons they will carry with them to their future places of employment. Also in attendance at the seminar were representatives from one of the largest bakeries in Guatemala, which is currently expanding throughout the region. As a result of this seminar, this large bakery will be conducting follow-on trials with U.S. soy flour.last_img read more

Bus rapid transit plan gets green light

first_imgA citizens committee Wednesday signaled it’s on board for bus rapid transit on Vancouver’s Fourth Plain corridor as far east as Northeast 121st Avenue — and possibly farther in the future.C-Tran’s Corridor Advisory Committee made the recommendation after months of analysis and deliberations, but it stopped short of settling on a single concept for how the new transit system should be integrated into the busy thoroughfare. Still, committee members indicated they’d like to seize a chance to revamp an area that’s home to residents and businesses alike.“When I see that opportunity,” committee member Javier Navarro said, “I’m more on the side of saying let’s do something.”Since early last year, C-Tran has explored the enhanced bus system as a way to move passengers more quickly and reliably along what’s now its busiest route. BRT works by using larger vehicles, raised boarding platforms, specialized signals and other features to improve transit times. C-Tran has proposed implementing the system along Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way near Clark College.The plan has gradually narrowed since C-Tran first floated the idea. The Corridor Advisory Committee earlier this year said it’s not interested in putting dedicated bus-only lanes on Fourth Plain or Fort Vancouver Way, fearing the impact to businesses and vehicle traffic. More recently, committee members have debated whether to put boarding stations along curbsides or putting stations in the median.On Wednesday, the group found itself split between two options and carried both forward. One would use all curbside stations — a plan favored by business owners on the committee — and the other would mix both curbside and median stations in different parts of Fourth Plain. That concept, which the group penciled out last month, would require BRT vehicles to make one lane change along the route, said C-Tran project manager Chuck Green.last_img read more

Blazers get season sweep of Bulls

first_imgCHICAGO — LaMarcus Aldridge said he enjoys playing in Chicago. It sure showed Thursday night.Aldridge scored 28 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-89 victory over the Chicago Bulls.“This is one of my top three cities to play in, all the tradition. They traded me on draft night, so this is always fun,” said Aldridge, whom the Bulls selected with the second overall pick in 2006 before trading him to the Blazers in a deal involving their pick, Tyrus Thomas.Damian Lillard added 24 and the Portland improved to 10-25 on the road to sweep the season series with the Bulls for the first time since the 2008-09 season. The Blazers beat Chicago 102-94 on Nov. 18 in their other meeting this season.Joakim Noah had 18 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, which shot 44 percent.“That was probably, if not the best, one of our better defensive performances of the season,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Our pick-and-roll defense was very good. We helped. Our weak side was active. We covered the paint pretty well. The points came, but they didn’t come without the defense.”J.J. Hickson grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds for Portland, which held a 45-41 rebounding advantage.“The energy was there. Everyone was focused on the game plan,” Blazers forward Nicolas Batum said.Chicago led 21-20 after the first quarter, but Portland scored the first 14 points of the second quarter and outscored the Bulls 32-16 in the period to take a 52-37 lead at halftime. Aldridge led Portland with 16 points at the break and Lillard had 13.“First quarter was fine. Second quarter was bad,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We have to be up on them more than we were. You give them space, they are going to score. We need to play better.”last_img read more

Man appears on suspicion of Sept 18 attempted murder

first_imgA man arrested early Saturday after an hours-long police standoff in Vancouver’s Rose Village appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of shooting another man in the face.Freddie Junior Gonzales, 32, was held on $400,000 bail and scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of second-degree attempted murder on Oct. 11. Judge Scott Collier appointed Vancouver attorney Sean Downs to defend him.Gonzales is accused of shooting Matthew Boorujy in the face Sept. 18 on the front porch of Boorujy’s home. Gonzales allegedly aimed at Boorujy’s head, but Boorujy attempted to dodge the bullet, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. The bullet just grazed Boorujy’s face, right above his eye, the affidavit says. Gonzales then fled the scene.Boorujy apparently didn’t know Gonzales, and it was unclear why Gonzales approached the victim’s home. Gonzales’ stepfather, Donald Smith, later contacted Boorujy and his wife, Savanna Bacall, and apologized for Gonzales’ actions, court documents say. The stepfather apparently told the couple that Gonzales has schizophrenia, court documents say.Nine days later, Vancouver police received a report at about 7:35 p.m. Friday of a suicidal man at a home in the 2900 block of V Street. The subject was identified as Gonzales, who already was suspected of the Sept. 18 shooting, according to court documents. Officers established a perimeter around the house and tried to make contact with Gonzales. When no one answered the door after several attempts, members of the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team went to the scene and communicated with Gonzales through a negotiator.Several hours later, SWAT team members used less-than-lethal munitions — gas and rubber projectiles — to force Gonzales out of the residence. He was then taken into custody.last_img read more

Vancouver family displaced by house fire

first_imgA house in Vancouver’s Kevanna neighborhood caught fire early today, displacing a family of five and their dog.Vancouver firefighters responded to a 911 report at 5:04 a.m. of the fire at 4313 N.E. 106th Ave.The American Red Cross has provided the family with temporary lodging, food, other necessities and disaster mental health and health services, said Oregon region spokeswoman Kim Upham.A spokesperson with the Vancouver Fire Department was not immediately available this morning.However, Upham said the house is salvageable.Clark County property records indicate that Christopher Wiese owns and lives in the house.The ranch-style house is about 1,800 square feet and assessed at a taxable value of $146,291.last_img read more

Fire damages house near Ridgefield

first_imgFire damaged a home near Ridgefield late Saturday night.The fire was reported shortly after 10 p.m. at 3403 N.W. 209th St., an 800-square foot single-story house built in 1945.Fire crews from Clark County Fire & Rescue reported flames had extended into the building’s attic and initially attacked the fire from the exterior. The fire was reported out at 10:33 p.m.Details on the level of damage was not available.The house is owned by Martha Rosales, according to county property records.last_img read more

Lovewells Logic Why is illness still a taboo

first_imgAs winter draws ever closer (there are now just 62 days until Christmas!), so too does the inevitable cold and flu season.Two pieces of research out this week, however, made for worrying reading. First, a survey by National Accident Helpline found that 89% of respondents go into work when they are unwell. The main reasons for doing so ranged from money worries to pressure from bosses and colleagues.A further survey by insurer LV=, meanwhile, found that 70% of respondents return to work early when they are suffering from stress, again, because they are concerned about what colleagues may think or because they feel guilty.Whether staff are contagious or not, soldiering on and continuing to work when they are not fit enough to do so will only prolong the length of time they are suffering, and they are unlikely to be at their productive best while feeling under par. Not to mention the risk of infecting colleagues in some cases.Yes, it’s only natural to feel a degree of guilt about the extra work you may be causing colleagues (I know I often do), but in most teams everyone will cover for someone else at some point.Problems only arise in workplaces where staff and managers are not understanding and supportive of one another. And these are symptomatic of an issue requiring much greater cultural change before employers even begin to think about tackling absence.So, while we may not be able to dodge the winter sniffles – particularly those of us that use public transport on a daily basis – employees that have a supportive employer will bounce back much more quickly.Debbie Lovewell-Tuck Editor Tweet: @DebbieLovewelllast_img read more

Government to enforce pension memberborne commission ban from April

first_imgThe government is to place a regulatory duty on pension service providers to prohibit member-borne commission charges for workplace pension schemes from April 2016.In October 2015, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched a consultation into the most effective means of regulation to prevent members of pension schemes that provide money purchase benefits or that are used for automatic-enrolment from bearing the cost of commission paid to an adviser.The consultation laid out two possible regulatory routes: placing a duty on pension trustees to ensure scheme members are not charged or placing the responsibility on service providers.In its response to the consultation, the government confirmed that it is to place the duty on service providers for new commission arrangements, and variations or renewals of existing commission arrangements.A regulatory duty will also be placed on pension trustees to inform their service provider if the pension scheme is being used as a qualifying scheme for auto-enrolment. Trustees will be obliged to provide this information either within three months of the regulations coming into effect, the date the pension scheme is used as a qualifying scheme for auto-enrolment or the date the service provider is appointed, whichever is the later.In turn, service providers must comply with their regulatory duty within one month of receiving notice from pension trustees.In addition, pension scheme members will be able to opt-in to advice and services, subject to certain conditions. These agreements must be set out in writing and include the cost of the service or advice provided, as well as the duration over which the payment will be taken.The Pensions Regulator will enforce the ban on member-borne commission, subject to Parliamentary approval.The regulatory duty on trustees and service providers will come into force in April 2016 with respect to new commission arrangements. The government will consult on regulations for existing commission arrangements later this year.On 26 January 2016, the government opened a consultation on whether the draft regulations achieve the policy decisions laid out in its response to the 2015 consultation. The latest consultation will run until 9 February.Andrew Warwick-Thompson, executive director for regulatory policy at the Pensions Regulator, said: “The ban on member-borne commissions is another important and welcome step towards ensuring pension savers get value for money.“Assessing and securing value for money remains a key trustee responsibility for all pension schemes, and the ban will further support trustees in obtaining value for members of defined contribution (DC) schemes.“We are committed to protecting benefits for the millions of people saving for their pensions, so we are pleased the draft regulations give us the ability to use our existing powers directly on providers. This is a new regulated community which may be subject to the use of our powers, and we will take this new role seriously.”Simon Tyler, a pensions lawyer at law firm Pinsent Masons, added: “The DWP’s approach in allocating responsibility for removing commission arrangements should be commended. There had been a suggestion that trustees could bear this responsibility, but trustees will often not be aware of whether commission is being paid.“It is therefore right that trustees should merely be under a duty to inform service providers that the scheme is a qualifying scheme used for auto-enrolment. It is then for service providers to remove the commission arrangements.”last_img read more

45 of European employers view sedentary lifestyles as key health concern

first_imgAlmost half (45%) of European employer respondents cite sedentary lifestyles as a key health concern, according to research by Willis Towers Watson.Its Staying@work research, which surveyed 1,669 employers across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, also found that almost three-quarters (74%) of European employers are concerned about workplace stress.The research also found:A third (33%) of European respondents name presenteeism as a top health-related concern, 31% point to obesity, and 31% cite poor nutrition as a concern.41% of European respondents say a lack of budget hampers their approach to employee health and productivity, and 37% name a fragmented delivery programme as an issue.85% of European respondents plan to increase their commitment to employee health and productivity programmes in the next three years.71% of those which intend to step up their efforts will primarily focus on strategies that build a culture of health and wellbeing in the workplace.More than half (53%) of European respondents offer staff access to biometric screening, 58% provide health risk assessments, 62% offer vaccinations, and 61% provide workplace diet or exercise initiatives.Rebekah Haymes (pictured), senior consultant at Willis Towers Watson, said: “Lifestyle health risks can have a profound and lasting negative effect on both individual and organisational performance.“Employers which understand the risks of their own employee population are likely to have greater success forging a holistic health and productivity strategy, than employers which take a scattershot approach offering individual, disconnected programmes.”last_img read more

Macuils Tire and Service Center ordered to pay 76648 in back pay

first_imgThe US District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas has ordered US-based automotive repair organisation Macuil’s Tire and Service Center and its owner to pay $76,648 (£58,452.53) in back pay after failing to compensate 12 employees for overtime.The legal action is the result of an investigation conducted by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD), operating under the US Department of Labor.The investigation, which explored the organisation’s pay practices, found that Macuil’s Tire and Service Center, and its owner Sergio Macuil, had willfully failed to pay overtime to 12 technicians working across its four Little Rock locations. When these employees worked more than 40 hours a week, the organisation instead compensated staff at their usual rates of pay. Macuil’s Tire and Service Center also failed to keep records of the hours worked by employees, or notifications of weekly earnings.These are violations of legal obligations set out in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).Macuil’s Tire and Service Center failed to respond to a lawsuit initiated by the US Department of Labor. As well as being fined for the 12 employees’ back pay, the court assessed Macuil’s Tire and Service Center for a $14,160 (£10,798.56) civil penalty and granted a permanent injunction prohibiting future violations of the FLSA.Hanz Grunauer, Little Rock district director at the Wage and Hour Division, said: “All employees are entitled to receive the wages they have earned. The US Department of Labor is committed to stopping willful violations of the FLSA and to providing employers the tools they need to comply with the law.”last_img read more

Medical couriers at The Doctors Laboratory strike in pay dispute

first_imgLondon-based medical couriers employed by pathology services provider The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) and who are members of the trade union the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), are undertaking two days of strike action in an ongoing pay dispute.The industrial action, which runs today (Thursday 23 May 2019) and tomorrow (Friday 24 May 2019), is taking place outside TDL’s London office between 8.00am and 1.00pm. Supporters, such as National Health Action Party founder and health campaigner Dr Louise Irvine and journalist Owen Jones, will also be in attendance.Of IWGB’s 66 members who are employed by TDL, 52 participated in the ballot and 44 voted in favour of strike action. It is unknown how many couriers are planning to strike.The pay dispute regards pay cuts that were issued in 2015 and 2017; IWGB states that the 2015 pay cut equated to around a 30% decrease in couriers’ pay, while in 2017, wages were reduced by approximately 15% as a result of an office move and rate changes.IWGB, therefore, is seeking for TDL to reverse the pay cuts and implement a pay rise of at least £20 an hour, after tax and expenses. The trade union also desires TDL to deliver equal terms and conditions with the organisation’s other employees, across areas such as holidays, pensions and disciplinary procedures, introduce bonus rates for unsociable hours, overtime, weekends and bank holidays, as well as address the terms and conditions and transfer arrangements for Limb B workers and employees.In June 2017, TDL was found to have wrongly classified its couriers as independent, self-employed contractors; this meant that affected staff were not able to access the employment rights employees’ are entitled to, such as the minimum wage and holiday pay.Correctly identifying couriers as employees enabled IWGB to create a collective bargaining unit in order to negotiate on pay; this covers all couriers, for example walkers, pushbike couriers, motorbike riders and van drivers. This was secured in spring 2018 after a ruling by the Central Arbitration Committee.Couriers at TDL deliver emergency blood and pathology samples to over 30 NHS hospitals situated in London and the South East. TDL couriers also service some private hospitals and clinics.Alex Marshall, chair, couriers and logistics branch at IWGB and courier at TDL, said: “While TDL investors and managers get fat off of NHS contracts, the couriers that risk their lives every day to deliver emergency blood and pathology samples are being left to suffer under a regime of pay cuts and neglect.“We are proud of the work we do, but that doesn’t mean we will allow bully managers to continue to take us for a ride. We deserve respect and decent pay.”A spokesperson at TDL Collect, added: “It’s exceptionally disappointing that a minority of our couriers, already some of the best paid in London and benefiting from similar terms and conditions to those of TDL employees, having been offered employment, have chosen to strike.“While our couriers provide an important service, their intention to ‘shut down’ a vital medical service in pursuit of increasingly unreasonable demands is wholly irresponsible. In 2018, the average TDL courier earned significantly more than a fully-trained, senior paramedic and their union is now seeking annual earnings on a par with an experienced junior doctor.“Their intention is to disrupt the transportation of medical samples from GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals to our laboratories. Our customers and their patients should be reassured that we have contingency plans in place and are doing all we can to ensure our service operates normally during this action. Many of our couriers are appalled at the thought of a strike and will work as usual, while existing external partners are in place should they be required.”last_img read more

Police chase ends in gunfire in Virginia Gardens

According to sources, at least one of the charges that may be filed against the men is attempted murder of a police officer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police were forced to fire as they tracked down two burglary suspects in a car chase.According to Hialeah Police, officials were running a surveillance detail of burglary suspects, Wednesday afternoon, which led them to a home in Miami Springs, on the 6700 block of Heron Boulevard. That’s where officials witnessed two suspects in the process of burglarizing the home.Upon approaching the location, the suspects fled the scene, almost hitting a police officer with their car. Police then gave chase.Miami Springs and Hialeah Gardens Police also responded to assist Hialeah police.7’s Skyforce HD hovered over the scene where the chase concluded in Virginia Gardens, along Ludlam Road and 36th Street, after police fired shots at the vehicle. The suspects lost control and drove off the roadway.“They couldn’t break into a house in Hialeah, they came into Miami Springs,” said Hialeah Police spokesman Sgt. Carl Zogby. “Our duty is, we know they’re gonna commit a crime, we just can’t let them go. We just can’t ignore it. We just came in here. We caught them. We would have been in and out of here, no problem, but today, their luck ended, and luckily, no one other than them were hurt.”Both suspects were struck by bullets and transported to area hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening. read more

Victorias Secret fashion hits Paris runways

first_imgJasmine Tookes: “Oh, my God, walking in the bra, I was freaking out backstage. I almost started crying, and I was so scared I was going to walk on the runway and start tearing up, but I kept it together.”The fashion show features performances from Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and the Weeknd.But the star of the night was the baby bump sported by Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend, Irina Shayk. And after killing it on stage, the Angels pigged out. Yeah, apparently they eat too!Kendall Jenner and Gigi and Bella Hadid posted videos of their post-show feast on Instagram.Bella Hadid: “Kendall, we’ve been here for like three minutes. Are you OK?”Well deserved after working hard all year to look like this!FOR MORE INFO: Sure, there might be lights on the trees and decorations in the stores, but you really know it’s the holiday season when you see models in lingerie. Oh, yeah! Wednesday night, the Angels rocked the runway at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.It’s the most wonderful time of the year!Victoria Secret’s switching things up this year, trading New York for Paris for their annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show.Adriana Lima: “Paris is the capital of fashion. You know, all the best fashion shows happen here, so it makes sense that Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is here now.”But before the Angels hit the runway, they struck a pose on the Pink carpet.Alessandra Ambrosio: “We worked all year long, so hard for this moment, and now it’s time to celebrate.”Jasmine Tookes rocked Victoria Secret’s $3 million Fantasy Bra encrusted with more than 9,000 precious stones! 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Showhttps://www.victoriassecret.com/fashion-showCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Missing Miami teen found safe

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police said they have located a teenage girl who went missing in Miami on Friday.According to Miami Police, 14-year-old Dyanah Amaya had been last seen in the area of Northwest 21st Street and 18th Avenue, at around 2 p.m. Detectives said they had reason to believe she may have been in danger. UPDATE: Dyanah has been found and is back home safe. Thank you to all that retweeted, it truly helped 🙏 https://t.co/Yx7ZkZ8w6M— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) June 3, 2017Police said Amaya, who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 140 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. was found and is back home safe on Saturday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Rescue group helping to find forever home for cancer patients pets

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of animals in Southwest Miami-Dade is receiving some holiday help to find a forever home.A dog, a parrot and nine cats are in need of a new home after their owner was forced to give them up. She is battling cancer and is no longer able to care for them.The local nonprofit animal rescue group Pet Partners Rescue is stepping in to help.“She’s a victim of the cancer. The animals are a victim of the circumstances, and as a result, they’ve been living in miserable conditions,” said the group’s director, Bernie Alfonso.Pet Partners Rescue is working to not only find homes for these pets, but also medical attention. Some of the cats are sick with a respiratory infection and need to see a veterinarian.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Taco Bell is giving away free tacos on Wednesday

first_imgAre you ready for a free Doritos Locos Tacos? Stop by Taco Bell today only from 2-6 PM to steal yours. Terms: https://t.co/F4C6tjpIQM pic.twitter.com/rjwz3OXn6W— Taco Bell (@tacobell) June 13, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Thanks to the Golden State Warriors, Taco Bell fans will be able to score free tacos on Wednesday.The fast-food giant will give away free Doritos Locos Tacos on June 13 from 2 to 6 p.m., all because the Warriors “stole” Game 3 of the NBA Finals.Golden State won the NBA finals, sweeping Cleveland 4-0.For more information on the “Steal a Taco” promotion, click here.last_img read more