Canadian wolves airdropped into US to combat moose problem

first_imgFour Canadian wolves were recently transported by helicopter from Ontario to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The wolves were relocated to help deal with the moose population on the island, and to restore the dwindling number of wolves that currently live on the island. In the past, ice bridges have connected Isle Royale to the mainland, allowing wolves to migrate. Over the last twenty years, however, these ice bridges have become inconsistent, stranding wolves on the island and preventing any newcomers. The four new wolves will join two that were relocated to the island in 2018. Over the next five years the National Park Service hopes to introduce 20 to 30 wolves to the park.last_img

BLOG: Marching Towards Ending Homelessness for Vets

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf December 21, 2015 By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary Government That Works,  The Blog Earlier this year, Governor Tom Wolf challenged all commonwealth agencies and communities to reduce veteran homelessness by 40 percent in Pennsylvania in the last 100 days of 2015. And last week, the governor and officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced that we’re nearing that goal with 481 homeless veterans placed in permanent housing between Sept. 23 and Nov. 30, 2015.In early 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducted a point-in-time count which identified approximately 1,300 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth’s vast network of state agencies and community partners are working diligently to hit functional zero, which means having the process and the resources in place to identify and house any homeless veteran who wants to be assisted.The challenge, officially known as the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, is a HUD initiative that was launched in June 2014. It was conceived as a means for local leaders to create and coordinate strategies to curb veteran homelessness. Across the United States, 859 mayors, governors, and county executives are currently participating in the challenge. More than a dozen local mayors and county leaders have joined the Mayors Challenge.The city of Lancaster and Lancaster County have already announced that they have the systems in place to successfully meet the needs of homeless veterans in their area and we know other communities are very close to making the same announcement. Philadelphia announced last week that it “effectively ended” homelessness for veterans in the commonwealth’s largest city. Pittsburgh, among other cities and smaller municipalities, has also made big strides, announcing in November that housing had been provided for 88% of homeless veterans in Pittsburgh.For more information about the challenge, visit the HUD website.center_img BLOG: Marching Towards Ending Homelessness for Vets SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Social Protection Ministry awaits report before acting on NOC breakout

first_img– claims it’s clueless at this pointInvestigations into the breakout at the New Opportunity Corps at Onderneeming Village, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are still ongoing and at this point, the Social Protection Ministry is still to determine what went wrong.Social Protection Minister Amna AllyAccording to the Ministry, it is only when these investigations have concluded that measures can be implemented to correct this situation as well as prevent a recurrence.Guyana Times was told that a report on the incident where the 24 juveniles escaped from the facility on Saturday last is expected to be completed by Friday and shortly after it will be presented to Social Protection Minister Amna Ally for guidance on the way forward.Meanwhile, the police are still conducting their investigations into the matter as well.The juvenile offenders made good their escape on Saturday around 19:30h after climbing down from the southern window in their dormitory. Some juvenile offenders then climbed over a fence and made a dash for freedom while another group used the koker entrance which is currently dried as a result of the dry season. Of the 24 escapees, there were 17 males and seven females.Although the facility is equipped with security officers, the teen offenders managed to outsmart them.Meanwhile, police have since said that investigations revealed that the females opened a southern door in their dormitory and tied five sheets together then threw the knotted sheets over the western fence of the compound in order to escape.Police in G Division (Essequibo Coast-Islands) have since managed to recapture 16 of the escapees with a few of them voluntarily returning to the facility. Several others are still on the run. Police are seeking the assistance of the public in recapturing the others.A section of the NOC compound, Region TwoIn November 2018, a search was launched for five female juvenile offenders who escaped from the facility.That incident followed a number of other incidents wherein inmates tried to flee the holding facility. On October 18, a 17-year-old juvenile offender from New Amsterdam, Berbice, pushed down a social service assistant and escaped.The teen was sent to the juvenile correctional facility to serve a three-year sentence on a charge of break-and-enter and larceny.Reports are that the teen was being escorted back to his dorm when he pushed the 61-year-old social service assistant to the ground and ran west, out of the compound and into an area covered with high vegetation and made good his escape.Meanwhile, a few weeks prior to that incident, 13 persons managed to escape from the facility in another such incident. This publication understands that 10 of the teens escaped on September 27, 2018, and the other three escaped on September 28, 2018.The juveniles had completed some chores in the compound of the facility after which they started to run towards the western side of the premises which is not fenced.Since the coalition Government came into power, responsibility for the NOC has been assigned to the Social Protection Ministry.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: CATHY MCGEOGHEGAN WINS THE LADIES CAPTAIN PRIZE AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Sunday 23rd August 2015 1st Des Kemmy (6) 40pts2nd Philip Farren (15) 39pts3rd Wilson Moore (21) 39pts4th Stephen McGonigle (10) 38pts Gross: Cecil Doherty (6) 31ptsCSS: 70Lady Captains Day Ruth McGartoll 22 Aug 2015Gents:1st Michael McLaughlin(HB) (24) 41pts2nd Anthony McEleney (16) 38pts 3rd John Farren (8) 37ptsGross: Ryan Doherty (4) 37ptsFront Nine: Jack Doherty (16) 35ptsBack Nine: Liam Cregan (13) 34pts CSS 74Ladies:1st Cathy McGeoghegan 41pts2nd Theresa McLaughlin 37ptsGross: Margaret Doherty (O) 23pts3rd Noeleen Gordon 37ptsF9: Kathleen Cassidy 20ptsB9: Lynda O’Doherty 20ptsPast Captain: Sadie Grant (PN) 33ptsCommittee Prize: Gertie Monagle 32ptsBest 36: Fiona Fagan 27ptsStudent: Caoimhe Glover 39ptsNon Qualifier: Bernie Wilson 24ptsNovice: Susie FinniganVisiting Lady Captain: Margaret McAteer 13ptsLady Visitor: Mary Whooley 20ptsSS 72Scramble Friday 21 Aug 20151st J.Farren, D.McKeague, P.Logue, M.Harkin 24.52nd K.Lake, R.Toland, K.Marston, E.Sweeney 27.23rd B.Grant, B.Harkin, D.Rooney, N.Carlin 27.5Forthcoming Events & FixturesTuesday 25th Aug Ladies & Gents Charity open on The Old Links (For Parkinson’s Association of Ireland-Donegal Branch)Saturday 29th Aug Club Classic on Glashedy Links. Members €25pp, Visitors €40pp Call 0749378100 for timesheetSunday 30th August Confined competition on The Old LinksGOLF NEWS: CATHY MCGEOGHEGAN WINS THE LADIES CAPTAIN PRIZE AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: August 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfSportlast_img read more