A pair of dog and cat “best friends” surrendered to the MSPCA’s Boston shelter last week went home together after just a few days. Leila and Kitty shared a makeshift room at the shelter, breaking MSPCA protocol, with shelter staff determined to keep the two together. The shelter received over 100 calls and emails from potential adopters before the pair went home with Andre and Elizabeth Marion, of Sudbury, over the weekend, shelter officials say. Close … [Read more...] about Update: ‘Best friends’ Kitty and Leila got adopted. Together.
A cat and dog sharing the same pet carrier were surrendered last week to MSPCA-Angell‘s Boston shelter. Now, the “best friends” are looking for a new home together. Kitty, a long-haired brown-and-white tabby, and Leila, a Chihuahua, were brought to MSPCA-Angell on March 14 after their family had to move and couldn’t locate housing that would accomodate pets. Rob Halpin, MSPCA-Angell’s director of public relations, said cat-and-dog friendships are rare. Halpin and his colleagues have only seen a similar situation just once in the last four years, he said. “What was so moving to us was to see this dog and cat peeking out from inside the same carrier that they shared, which really underscored to us the degree to which they were bonded,” Halpin said. Shelter staff created a makeshift room in an office for the two to live in while awaiting adoption. “The only thing they have is each other, and that’s the one thing we can’t … [Read more...] about ‘Best friends’ Kitty and Leila arrived at the shelter in the same carrier. Now they’re looking for a new home together.
What does a child prodigy do to avoid burnout or a possible identity crisis?Rebel, that’s what.World-renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz didn’t suddenly take up drugs and alcohol, or any of the other ways people typically rebel, though it could be said her short-lived career as a part-time Chanel model at 20 was a mild rebellion.“Children need direction, and it’s a question of how much and where and how,” she said. “Everyone’s different. You can’t make rules about it in general. The prodigy story is always tricky. It never works unless that person knows how to reinvent themselves when they’re older.”And reinvent herself she did. She veered away from what most classical musicians do — perform the standard works of long-gone composers — and expanded her repertoire to include works by contemporary classical composers. The new music gave her excitement that didn’t spark when she played the older … [Read more...] about World-renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz to perform in Colorado Springs
JEREMY Corbyn is facing mounting pressure over his links to known terrorists after he was revealed to have shared a stage with the world's first female plane hijacker. In the middle of an ongoing row over laying a wreath at the grave of the masterminds behind the massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes, the Labour leader was pictured with Leila Khaled. An infamous Palestinian figure, notorious for a picture of her in a headscarf and brandishing an AK-47, she blew up the nose of a passenger jet on the runway in 1969 as part of the PFLP group. She then had plastic surgery to disguise herself and joined a second hostage-taking the next year as part of the Black September attacks. After her accomplice was shot by an air marshal she threatened to blow up the plane flying from Amsterdam to New York with two hand grenades. The group later went on to commit the atrocities at the 1972 games in Munich, which the men Mr Corbyn was part of the wreath-laying for helped organise. It creates further … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn shared stage with world’s first female plane hijacker as Labour leader faces fresh questions over links to terror
JEREMY Corbyn sinks deeper into the anti-Semitism crisis as we reveal a damning diary of his meetings with hate preachers and other racists. The Labour leader is now in danger of being overwhelmed by allegations spanning two decades. His past has come back to haunt him in the shape of our 16-year dossier, which you can read about below. Mr Corbyn’s woes had already deepened when pictures surfaced of him standing near the graves of terrorists who murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He insisted he was at a service for Palestinian “martyrs” on a visit to Tunisia in 2014. But he was pictured holding a giant wreath just feet from the burial plot of Black September members behind the massacre. In other photos, he is seen close to the grave of Atef Bseiso, the former Palestine Liberation Organisation intelligence chief also linked to the slaughter. A video also surfaced on Saturday showing him apparently making a direct link between the Israeli … [Read more...] about Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-Semite crisis worsens as a shocking dossier brings his past back to haunt him