HTV National Desk Published 1:03 pm CDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 How long is it safe to leave your dog home alone? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It can be hard to leave our dogs at home when they look up at us with those big, sad eyes. As much as it would be lovely to spend every minute of the day with them, it's just not practical. When we have to leave our dogs home alone, bearing in mind that they are animals who need lots of love, affection, food and water, how long is it actually safe to leave them? Tamsin Durston, head coach at Dogs Trust Dog School, told Metro that dogs should not be left alone for more than three or four hours. The timing does depend on the dog, however, and can even vary by breed. "Just like humans, some dogs are fine being left alone and some need more company," explained Tamsin. "So it really depends on the individual, and if it's been trained to be alone … [Read more...] about How long is it safe to leave your dog home alone?
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PUBLISHED: 11:43 06 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:50 06 March 2019 Showers are expected in Norfolk over this week, but snow is unlikely. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 While some forecasters have warned the public to expect snow over the next few days, Norfolk will likely escape with sunny spells and showers. After a warm February, the weather this week has brought more unsettled conditions with cooler temperatures and showers across the county.Chris Bell, from Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest, said: “We are unlikely to see any wintry showers through the weekend in East Anglia although it does look quite changeable and unsettled. “Saturday will be windy with some showery rain in the morning, but drier conditions are likely into the afternoon, with highs around 11C. “Sunday also looks blustery with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, highs around 9C.” Though some snowfall is expected in Scotland and the north of England during this week’s … [Read more...] about How likely is it to snow in Norfolk this weekend?
Tornadoes aren’t common where Gerry Collins used to live. He’s from Albuquerque, N.M., which doesn't get severe weather often. Collins moved to Texas in 2013, and he quickly learned about the potential dangers of severe storms.“In Albuquerque, I never worried about severe weather,” Collins said. “[Now] I constantly monitor the weather when storms are forecast.”His concern over tornado risk was so great that Collins had two above-ground shelters and a 6-by-20 underground bunker installed on his property in Lucas. Collins recently moved to McKinney and has an above-ground shelter there.Collins wanted to know: How likely is it that a tornado will hit a large urban area? So he reached out to Curious Texas for an answer.His question is part of an ongoing project from The Dallas Morning News that invites you to join in our reporting process. The idea is simple: You have questions, and our journalists are trained to track down … [Read more...] about How likely is it that a tornado will hit a large urban area? Curious Texas investigates
Q: WE'VE been trying for a baby for two years and I'm not pregnant. How easy will it be for me to get IVF, and will we have to pay for it? A: Aileen Feeney, chief executive of Fertility Net[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How easy is it to get IVF treatment and will we have to pay?
A major part of the problem is that students take too many classes or ones that aren't needed as prerequisites for their majors. While core courses taken at community colleges are required to transfer to a public university, they don't have to count toward a degree plan. Standardizing core classes and narrowing options across the state could help, Paredes said. For example, he noted that the state is already working on building a "field of study curriculum" for the top 25 majors that outlines specific course sequences and guarantees that they'll be applicable for those degree plans at any public college or university. But also complicating matters is that students aren't getting enough - if any - advising on exactly which particular core class is needed for which degrees, the experts said. An electrical engineering degree would require a different type of science sequence than a biology degree, for example. "They have to pick from literally hundreds of courses, and sometimes they make … [Read more...] about How tough is it to transfer college credits in Texas? Harder than it should be, experts tell lawmakers