New Microchip Reader Helps Reunite Missing Dog from Illinois with Owner

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare New Microchip Reader Helps Reunite Missing Dog from Illinois with Owner Thanks to newly acquired microchip readers, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was able to reunite a missing Illinois pet with his family.Last Saturday evening the Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Darmstadt Road near Highland School upon receiving report of a found dog. A concerned family had found a Great Pyrenees in their yard, but had no way to contact the owner as the dog was not wearing a collar.Luckily for “Tuscy” (short for Tuscaloosa as we later learned), the Sheriff’s Office recently acquired microchip readers that allow sheriff’s deputies to scan micro-chipped pets and trace the identity of the owner. Not only was Tuscy chipped and his information current, we were able to contact the owner and advise him that we found his dog. When we informed Mr. Aaron O’Daniel that Tuscy was in Evansville, Indiana he was quite puzzled. Mr. O’Daniel explained that he last saw Tuscy around 3:00 PM at his house in Crossville, Illinois (which is nearly a hour away). Mr. O’Daniel had no idea how Tuscy made it to Evansville.To verify ownership, Mr. O’Daniel described his dog to the deputy. Mr. O’Daniel explained that Tuscy had lived through the tornado that destroyed their home on February 28, 2017, but as a result Tuscy has a scar under his left eye. After confirming the description, Mr. O’Daniel was invited to Evansville to pick up his missing pet.Deputies transported Tuscy to the Sheriff’s Command Post where he attended roll call and waited for his owner. Once Mr. O’Daniel arrived, Tuscy immediately recognized him. Mr. O’Daniel was very appreciative that Tuscy was found. Everyone wished Tuscy could tell us where he had been all day and how he made his way to Evansville.Prior to receiving the pet scanners, a deputy who found a missing pet had few options other than checking with nearby neighbors or contacting Animal Control to have the pet placed at their facility. After 10 PM, an Animal Control Officer must be called in to respond to a request for assistance. Sergeant Kerri Blessinger explained, “The ability to quickly identify a pet’s owner saves us time and increases the chances of a pet being returned to his or her rightful owner.”The pet microchips are tiny transponders that are implanted just under the pet’s skin. About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is usually placed between the shoulder blades of the animal. Each microchip contains a registration number, which is displayed on the scanner’s LCD screen after being scanned. The Sheriff’s Office can then contact the chip company and obtain the owner information. Although there are several chip companies, the scanner is able to read the registration numbers regardless of the manufacturer.Pets (canines and felines) that are adopted from area shelters and humane societies are often chipped prior to adoption. Vanderburgh County Animal Control, as well as most rescue centers, will chip your pet for a small fee. After adoption, pet owners can contact the respective chip company and have the pet owner information updated.Sheriff Dave Wedding stated, “Pets are valuable family members, the loss of which can cause much grief and stress. As a member of the local Animal Cruelty Taskforce, the Sheriff’s Office is excited about this new technology which will increase our ability to keep Vanderburgh County’s pets safe.”Pet owners must keep chip information current in order to ensure lost pets are successfully reunited. Thanks to the microchip, even after losing his collar Tuscy still made it home safe and sound.last_img read more

One Suspect in Custody in Active Shooter Situation in Evansville

first_imgCommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare ORIGINAL STORY:The Evansville Police Department and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone to avoid the N. Kentucky Ave. and Diamond Ave. the area as they look for an active shooter.Police are also asking those living in the area to take shelter.One person is in custody, but this remains an active scene as of 10:40 PM Friday.EPD has shut down Diamond between Stringtown and Kentucky.According to scanner traffic, the suspect is armed with a semiautomatic rifle, but that has not been confirmed by our crew on the scene. This shooter is still on the loose and is considered armed and dangerous.The Evansville Otters played at Bosse Field tonight and as the game let out, authorities are concerned about the fans leaving the game. If you know anyone there, you’re advised to give them a heads up about the situation.EPD, ISP, and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office are on the scene, along with the Evansville Police Department SWAT team. An ambulance has been called to the scene, but there is no official word if anyone has been shot or injured.44NEWS has a crew on scene and will provide more updates as they become available. One Suspect in Custody in Active Shooter Situation in EvansvilleMAY 11TH, 2018 Jeff Goldberg JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe manhunt near the intersection of Diamond and Kentucky in Evansville is over.It started around 9:30, and it ended just after 11:00. Police say they were called to a shooting in the area, when they got there they found a victim. Shortly after that they identified a suspect, and they closed in on the area where they were told the suspect was. Officers say as they approached some fired numerous shots at them. Several squad cars were hit, but no officers were hit.Shortly after the initial gunfire, an officer spotted the suspect. He says the man fired at him, and he returned fire. The suspect was hit, but the extent of his injuries have not been released. However, the suspect was taken to the hospital. No names have been released.The EPD’s request for people in the area to remain in their homes has been lifted. Jeff Goldberg TwitterFacebooklast_img read more

OCTC PROFESSIONAL Auditions for 2016 Summer Season

first_imgOCEAN CITY, NJ – The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will be holding auditions for their upcoming season on Sunday, March 13 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Casting will be for two Broadway style productions including West Side Story and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. OCTC will also be casting adult actors for their 2016 Theatre-For-Young Audiences (TYA) season. TYA shows will be performed in Ocean City, Cape May and at Stockton University. The TYA Season includes A Year With Frog and Toad, Alice in Wonderland, James and the Giant Peach, The Princess and the Pirate, and Pinkalicious the Musical. Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare two contrasting 16-32 bar selections and be ready to dance if asked. A musical theatre/jazz dance combination will be taught. If needed callbacks may be held after the dance calls. No kids or youth under the age of 17 will be seen at this audition! Accompanist provided. Information about auditions for kids/youth will be available on OCTC’s website in March.Those interested in casting should have daytime availability for rehearsals and professional/college theatre experience. On March 14th and 15th, OCTC will head to the Big Apple for their open call in New York City. They expect to see over 500 musical theatre performers between the three auditions.To obtain an audition email a cover letter, headshot and resume to [email protected] more at Greater Ocean City Theatre Company Announces PROFESSIONAL Auditions for 2016 Summer Seasonlast_img read more


first_imgOC CON SUPER HERO 1 Mile Run – 10:00AM1 MILE RUN – Run Super Fast! Dress Super Fantastic! Or Stroll! (On the Boardwalk) Check in & day of registration 9am – 9:45am $15 – (Includes Race Shirt and OC Con Show admission) $20 – Race Day Registration $10 – 12 yrs & Under – (Includes OC CON Super Hero T-Shirt and OC Con Admission) Also come back for the Super Hero Dash! Registration includes both eventsSUPER HERO OBSTACLE DASH – 11:00AMCheck in & day of registration 10:15am – 10:45am Show off your Superhero skills. Dash! Fly! Jump! To rescue everyone from the evil villian! (On the Beach) $10 – 12 yrs & Under – (Includes OC CON Super Hero T-Shirt and OC Con Admission)Pre-Race or Race Day sign up!Registration Opens Feb. 1, 2017 – Register Now Race Event Details: We hope you are ready for some Super Fun!!If you are participating in the 10am – 1 Mile Super Hero Run please check in at the Music Pier between 9AM – 9:45AM. You will receive your race #, OC CON Super Hero shirt and wrist band for entry into Saturday’s OC CON Convention! Race Start is 10AM on the boardwalk in front of the Music Pier. The top 5 male & 5 female 13 & over and 12 & under will be awarded prizes. Also the top 5 Costumed runners. The awards ceremony is 10:30am inside the Music Pier on the stage at the OC CON Convention,. Everyone come in and cheer for the front of the pack Super runners!!Your 1 mile entry entitles you to participate in the 11AM Super Hero Obstacle Dash also! You do not have to check in twice. Wear your 1 mile #.11:00AM – Super Hero Obstacle Dash. Check in between 10:15AM – 10:45AM. You will receive your race #, OC CON Super Hero shirt and wrist band for entry into Saturday’s OC CON Convention! Obstacle Dash will start at 11AM on the beach at the Music Pier. Super Hero’s will be sent off to save the people and animals of OCNJ in age group waves.2016 1 Mile Race Results  – Timed by RuntheDay.comFor more OC CON information check out WWW.OCNJCON.COM Any race questions: [email protected] or (609) 525-9317Avengers Assemble, April 1st!! – Register Now More Information about OC CON Event Details – Click Here  Vendor Info & Registration – Click Here Visit  or www.oceancitylibrary.orglast_img read more

Aldi plans Irish expansion drive

first_imgDiscount supermarket Aldi is to expand in Ireland, with 35 new stores planned.The project, costing €350m, will see around 490 new jobs created in-store and around 160 at a second regional distribution centre, to be located in Mitchelstown, County Cork.The announcement came after Aldi’s Irish business reported a 20% increase in sales since January 2008. According to the company, over 40% of its groceries are now sourced from Irish suppliers, including all of its cakes.Work on the new distribution centre is due to start in March 2009. Aldi currently operates 61 stores in Ireland.last_img

Recognizing Extraordinary: Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards

first_imgIn his Dell EMC World Global Partner Summit keynote yesterday, John Byrne praised the “powerful and amazing” partner community of Dell EMC.“You are everything to us.  You are the reason why the channel business exists. My team and I will continue to work our hardest to earn your continued trust and business.  That is job number one.”Byrne reinforced the message of one team, of Dell EMC actively seeking input from our channel partners to help build a world-class partner program. A program based on the collective voice of this one extraordinary team.Separately, both Dell and EMC have made “huge progress in the channel,” with the channel representing more than 60 percent of EMC’s business and 40 percent of Dell’s. And today, we stand on the brink of an extraordinary opportunity … An opportunity for both Dell EMC and our channel partners to attack the market, and to win.“Your strengths are our strengths, and our strengths are your strengths.”ShareIn support of the great strength of the Dell EMC channel, the Global Partner Summit keynote session concluded with a celebration of the extraordinary achievements of our global partners:  the Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards.Congratulations to all of the extraordinary Dell EMC 2016 Partner Award winners!NA Regional Partners of the Year:Southwest Partner of the Year – Groupware TechnologyDesert Mountain Partner of the Year – Sanity SolutionsMid-Atlantic Partner of the Year – CandorisSouth Central Partner of the Year – EST GroupGreat Lakes Partner of the Year – Business IT SourceNortheast Partner of the Year – Future Tech Enterprise, Inc.Southeast Partner of the Year – Tiber Creek ConsultingCanadian Partner of the Year – Softchoice CanadaNA Business Partners of the Year:Federal Partner of the Year – Government Acquisitions, Inc.Healthcare Partner of the Year – MoreDirect Enterprise SolutionsMid-Market Partner of the Year – Mojo SystemsSIM Partner of the Year – Paragon MicroSecurity Partner of the Year – Lanair Group LLCEnterprise Solution Provider of the Year – FusionStormNA Program Partners of the Year:US Distributor Partner of the Year – Ingram MicroCanadian Distributor Partner of the Year – Tech Data CanadaNational Solution Providers Partner of the Year – CDWLarge VAR Partner of the Year – WWTPremier Plus Partner of the Year – InsightGlobal Systems Integrator Partner of the Year – HCL TechnologiesOEM Partner of the Year – Arrow OCSGlobal Partners of the Year:LatAm Partner of the Year – Centro Especializado de Computacion S.A – CECOMSALatAm Distributor of the Year – Ingram MicroLatAM Solution partner of the year – LTA-RH COMERCIO E REPRESENTAÇÕES LTDAAPJ Partner of the Year – Beijing Kang’s Communication Equipment Co., LTD.APJ Distributors of the Year – Daiwabo Information Systems; SoftBank Commerce & Service Copp.APJ Solution Partner of the Year – LogicalisPartner Nominated Awards:Philanthropic Partner of the Year – InsightSocial Media Partner of the Year – Winslow Technology GroupAgain, congratulations to the winners of the Dell EMC 2016 Partner Awards.As John Byrne said, we are on the verge of something truly spectacular; and together, Dell EMC and our channel partners, “will become the benchmark in the industry … The channel to watch … The channel to beat.”last_img read more

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Sponsors Summer Concerts & Movie Nights

first_imgBethpage Summer 2013 Community Calendar of Free Events June 2013June 28 – Babylon Concert Series, Journey Tribute Band – Overlook Beach, Babylon (7:30 pm)June 29 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm) Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bethpage Federal Credit Union invites Long Islanders to get out and enjoy summer with a full schedule of free events for the whole family.  June through August, Bethpage has sponsored outdoor concerts and movie nights across Long Island, providing fun, free entertainment for families, couples, and seniors in every neighborhood.“Summer is a great time to be a Long Islander.  We’re so pleased to partner with these townships and organizations to offer a full calendar of family fun events, allowing locals to enjoy the beauty of Long Island beaches, parks and downtown centers, free of charge,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union.  “Whether its movies, concerts, or arts and crafts, there is an event for everyone to get out and be a part of their community this summer.”In Suffolk County, Bethpage has sponsored four summer event series.  The Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Tanger Outlets at the Arches in Deer Park offers a free concert every Saturday at 6 pm at the Main Fountain with performers including Conor Maynard, Hot Chelle Rae and Owl City.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating.Bethpage has also partnered with the Islip Arts Council to present its annual free concert at Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Saturday, July 13 at 8 pm.  This year’s show “Recovery Through the Arts – Play it Forward” is dedicated to friends, neighbors and loved ones who are still putting their lives together from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Throughout the course of the evenings, attendees will be able to make a donation to the United Way of Long Island’s Hurricane Relief Fund.The Town of Babylon Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Bethpage, also offers free outdoor concerts at Tanner Park in Copiague and Overlook Beach in Babylon featuring local tribute bands and musicians.For movie-goers, Bethpage has sponsored showings in Babylon, Huntington and Stony Brook offering drive-in theaters as well as outdoor lawn viewing.  The Town of Babylon Moving Night will be hosted twice a month, inviting residents to enjoy free outdoor, family-friendly movies on the Babylon Town Hall Lawn.  The Town of Huntington’s Movies on the Lawn program features four family-friendly movie presentations at 7:30 pm at various parks and beaches. Lastly, Stony Brook University Athletics will host a Move Night at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Tuesday, July 30 at 7 pm.In Nassau County, Bethpage has teamed up with the Glen Cove Business Improvement District for the fourth consecutive year to present the Downtown Sounds 2013 Summer Concert Series.  Every Friday night at 7 pm during July and August, the downtown Village Square Plaza comes alive with music featuring New York area artists. With the sounds of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock, folk, salsa and other genres filling the air, the public enjoys a great night of free music while dancing and dining in Glen Cove’s vibrant downtown area.The City of Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach series, sponsored by Bethpage, also offers free entertainment every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in July and August.  In Greenvale, the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with Bethpage to host two special concerts: Lyle Lovett and his acoustic band on Saturday, July 13 and Mary Chapin Carpenter and Marc Cohen on Saturday, July 27.  Tickets for the Tilles Center Bethpage Federal Credit Union Summer Concert Series will be sold through the box office and online at Ticketmaster.Lastly, the Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park offers locals the chance to see an outdoor showing of some of their favorite family-friendly movies every Friday night starting July 12 through August 16 in Seabreeze Park.For a full schedule of events, including specific dates, locations and times, please visit: July 2013July 1 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Ric Mango, Riverside Blvd. (8 pm)July 3 – Babylon Concert Series, Doobie Brothers Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 3 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Southbound, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 4 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Killer Joe, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)July 5 – Babylon Concert Series, Michael Jackson Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 6 – “Hot Chelle Rae” Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 6 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Gary Lewis & Billy J. Kramer (7 pm)July 8 – Babylon Movie Night, Soul Surfer, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)July 8 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Milagro Santana Tribune Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 10 – Babylon Concert Series, Beatles Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 10 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Weird Science, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 11 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Mary Lamont, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)July 12 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Alive & Kicking, Long Beach Blvd. (8 pm)July 12 – Babylon Concert Series, Neil Diamond Tribute Band, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 12 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkJuly 13 – Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Band, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale (8 pm)July 13 – Islip Arts Council “Play it Forward” Concert, Heckscher State Park (8 pm)July 13 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 13 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Richie Cannata and Special Guest The Jeff Regan Band (7 pm)July 15 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Chiclettes, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 17 – Babylon Concert Series, Billy Ocean, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 17 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Risky Business, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 18 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Wonderous Stories, Neptune Ave. (8 pm)July 19 – Babylon Concert Series, Starship Starring Mickey Thomas, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 19 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkJuly 20 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 20 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Antigone Rising (7 pm)July 22 – Babylon Movie Night, Wreck it Ralph, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)July 22 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Big Band Swing, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 24 – Babylon Concert Series, The Bronx Wanderers Mixed Oldies, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 24 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, All Together Now, New York Ave. (8 pm)July 25 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, Free Willy, Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (7:30 pm)July 25 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, F.O.G., Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)July 26 – Babylon Concert Series, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)July 26 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkJuly 27 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)July 27 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, The Good Rats (7 pm)July 27 – An Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter & Marc Cohn, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Greenvale (8 pm)July 29 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, 6-Gun, National Blvd. (8 pm)July 30 – Stony Brook University Athletics Movie Night, Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium (7 pm)July 31 – Babylon Concert Series, Eagles & Santana Tribute Band, Overlook Beach, Babylon (7 pm)July 31 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Andy Cooney, New York Ave. (8 pm) August 2013August 1 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Vintage Bliss, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 2 – Babylon Concert Series, Dr. K’s Motown Review, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)August 2 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkAugust 3 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 3 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Aztec Two Step and Special Guest Jim Dawson (7 pm)August 5 – Babylon Movie Night, The Parent Trap, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)August 5 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Beginnings Chicago Tribune Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 5 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, The Mighty Ducks, Dix Hills Park (7:30 pm)August 7 – Babylon Concert Series, JoDee Messina, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)August 7 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Italian Night with Con Astone, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 8 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Linda Ipanema & Dixie Cats, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 9 – Babylon Concert Series, The Cowsills, Tanner Park, Copiague (7:30 pm)August 9 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkAugust 10 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 10 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, John Oates Band (7 pm)August 11 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Simply Tzfat, Long Beach Blvd. (8 pm)August 12 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Soundtrac, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 14 – Babylon Concert Series, Tanner Park Copiague (7:30 pm)August 14 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Real Hot Lanta, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 15 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Cold Spring Harbor, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 16 – Babylon Concert Series, Tanner Park Copiague (7:30 pm)August 16 – Village of Freeport Movie Nights in the Park, Seabreeze ParkAugust 17 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 17 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Dec8Dia (7 pm)August 19 – Babylon Movie Night, Brave, Babylon Town Hall Lawn (8:30 pm)August 19 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, High Tide, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 21 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, New Yorkers, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 22 – Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn, Superman, Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (7:30 pm)August 22 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Drive Talk of Town, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 24 – Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 24 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Toby Walker and Special Guest Gail Storm (7 pm)August 26 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Joe Kane Big Band, National Blvd. (8 pm)August 28 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Stolen Alibi, New York Ave. (8 pm)August 29 – Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach, Steel Horse, Neptune Blvd. (8 pm)August 31 – “Owl City” Sounds of Summer Concert at Tanger Outlets at the Arches (6 pm)August 31 – Glen Cove Downtown Sounds, Soul Sound Revue (7 pm)last_img read more

Jamie Carragher picks Leicester’s title winners over Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd and Arsenal’s Invincibles

first_imgJamie Carragher picks Leicester’s title winners over Sir Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd and Arsenal’s Invincibles Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 May 2020 7:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link389Shares Wenger’s side went a whole season without losing a game (Picture: Getty)‘There are persuasive counter-arguments for fans of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea to claim their best sides are the genuine game-changers in English football, making them the greatest of champions. I sympathise with that view because of their distinguishing features.‘The achievement of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1999 treble winners was unprecedented. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ achieved what no club had managed since Preston North End in 1889, going unbeaten for an entire league season. ‘When Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho got together in 2004-05, the power dynamic of the English game shifted forever, United forced to react to the financial powerhouse at Stamford Bridge, allied to the tactical cunning and brilliance of the Chelsea team that emerged inspired by John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Although the United team of ‘99 is remembered more fondly, I consider Ferguson’s title and Champions League winners in 2008 his best team. ‘That followed a rebuilding process during which United had to respond to a formidable new rival. Those trophies must have given Ferguson as much professional satisfaction as any he won. ‘Liverpool’s title win [this season] will not be tarnished if it is confirmed in a printed statement rather than on the field of play, but circumstances beyond the club’s control will certainly affect how it is remembered by future generations. ‘But even if they had proceeded in a normal season and made it to the points century, that story could not not be as dramatic or romantic as Claudio Ranieri’s title win in 2016. Leicester will remain as the greatest title winners.’MORE: Gary Neville reveals why Robert Pires and Thierry Henry wound up Sir Alex FergusonMORE: Frank Leboeuf picks between Man Utd’s treble winners and Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’AdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Vardy helped fire the Foxes to the Premier League (Credits: Getty)Jamie Carragher says Leicester City’s title win in 2016 is the greatest ever achievement in Premier League history, above any of Sir Alex Ferguson’s league triumphs with Manchester United and Arsenal’s Invincibles.Claudio Ranieri’s team shocked the world, defying odds of 5000-1 to claim the club’s first and only ever top-flight league title in their 136-year history.Despite Ferguson’s Red Devils remaining the only ever side to win the domestic treble in 1999, and Arsene Wenger’s Invincibles Arsenal going a whole league campaign without losing a single game, Carragher thinks the Foxes’ achievement trumps them all.AdvertisementAdvertisementIn a column for The Telegraph, he wrote: ‘Leicester City’s 2016 title stands alone as the greatest achievement, certainly in the Premier League era. ADVERTISEMENT‘At a time when money talks at the top, and the top six have such a financial advantage over everyone else, Leicester’s win was such a shock and an anomaly I am not sure how it can be beaten.‘Of all the Premier League wins, Leicester’s is the only one no-one could have predicted. You would have to go back to Nottingham Forest in 1978 to find a club that so rapidly emerged from being recently promoted to champions. Advertisementlast_img read more

Brinsmead house surrounded by rainforest ideal for de-stressing

first_imgThis four bedroom house at 135 Hearl Close, Brinsmead is labelled a tranquil and exotic rainforest family home by Cairns Property Office Redlynch agent Oliver Voss. Picture: SuppliedIF complete serenity and quiet are prerequisites to buying a new home, then have a look at this four-bedroom property. Nestled among tropical rainforest at the end of a close is this sophisticated, elevated acreage property with access to seasonal creeks – a rarity for a an inner-city suburban house less than 20 minutes to the CBD. Cairns Property Office agent Oliver Voss describes the house and its location as a “de-stressing” property. “The previous owners had very stressful jobs in the city and they really enjoyed coming home to this property,” Mr Voss said. “It’s a very peaceful environment. This four-bedroom house at 135 Hearl Close, Brinsmead is labelled a tranquil and exotic rainforest family home by Cairns Property Office Redlynch agent Oliver Voss.“It’s at the end of the street, the neighbours aren’t nearby, and you’re completely surrounded by rainforest. “You can come home after a stressful day, sit on the veranda and enjoy the environment. “It’s good for the soul.” Mr Voss said when he usually opened homes for inspections, he liked playing background music to help set the scene, but 135 Hear Cl had forced him to change his game. “I want people to come in and hear the birds, the wind and just everything from the rainforest. It’s very soothing. “People that use apps with sounds to cure insomnia, well I reckon this is where they come to record those sounds.” Cairns Property Office Redlynch agent Oliver Voss said one of the major drawcards for the property were the sliding doors that helped brings sounds, and breezes from the rainforest into the house.He said the comfort and lifestyle on offer flowed into the bedrooms. “The master bedroom has sliding doors with direct access on to the veranda overlooking the forest and the pool. “You could leave those doors open and enjoy both the sounds and the breeze of the rainforest as you sleep. “It also comes with a large ensuite with a double vanity and a walk-in robe as well.” Entry to the home is via a beautiful solid timber staircase which leads to the main living area including spacious, open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge rooms.The modern kitchen has plenty of space and features a gas cooktop, an island bench and its own walk-in pantry. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 135 Hearl Close, Brinsmead has an open-plan living area.The clever use of sliding doors brings the outdoors in, and gives a feeling of endless space and freedom. Downstairs is a separate fourth bedroom and another bathroom which could be used as a granny flat or it would be useful for someone who works from home and needs a studio area. “Again it would be the perfect work environment because of your surroundings,” Mr Voss said. “Or it would be perfect for boomerang kids.” There is also an undercover patio area to enjoy the peaceful surroundings from and a double-car garage with storage space. “Overall I’d say it’s a modern and contemporary home that’s been freshly painted and presents beautifully. “But the major catch is its surroundings. It’s in a very leafy part of Brinsmead and there’s not much traffic this way.“Maintenance is very low because your backyard is the rainforest.”last_img read more

Fisherman’s feast to be celebrated in Marigot

first_imgLocalNews Fisherman’s feast to be celebrated in Marigot by: – June 22, 2012 Share The Marigot Fishries complex where activities will be held. Photo credit: Sunday June 24th, 2012 will mark the celebration of the Feast of St. Peters in the northern community of Marigot.The feast dubbed the “Fisherman’s feast” has been organized by the North Eastern Multi-Purpose Co-operatives of Marigot and the Marigot Village Council.Activities will commence at 8:00 a.m. with a church service at the Roman Catholic Chapel in Marigot followed by a procession to the Marigot fisheries complex where the blessing and judging of the boat will take place and the laying of the wreaths.An award ceremony is also planned where a number of fishermen, past and present will be recognized for their contribution to the fishing industry in their community and Dominica by large.A Dominica competition and boat race are carded for later in the day where a variety of fish dishes will be on sale.To climax this celebration the crowd will be treated to musical entertainment by Club DVD sounds from Marigot.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 65 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more