Ending this ‘sport’ is the only real solutionThe Union-Tribune asks if it is time to end or alter horse racing, suggesting that this “sport” can perhaps be cleaned up, as racing officials have recently opined, so as to become a safe enterprise for horses. But to accomplish that would require the elimination of greed, cruelty, stupidity and callous disregard for animal welfare — all of which are prominently on display in racing.Horse racing is, of course, not a sport at all. It is a gambling operation with the animals bearing the mortal risks. And it is no mystery why horses “break down.” Equine veterinarians explain that catastrophic injuries are preventable but inevitable when the industry demands ever more speed in younger horses whose bones are not fully developed, whose minor injuries are masked with drugs to keep the animal performing and who are often viciously whipped. This is not how anyone treats an animal loved and valued beyond its … [Read more...] about Your Say: What is the fate of the sport of horse racing?
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 31, 2018, 12:04 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Home Secretary Sajid Javid is holding talks with Whitehall chiefs on Monday as he prepares to step up action on migrants’ attempts to reach Britain by boat from France. Mr Javid cut short a family holiday in South Africa to take personal control of the situation, which has seen almost 100 migrants making the perilous Channel crossing in dinghies and other small craft over the Christmas period. But writing in the Daily Telegraph, he admitted that many of the factors behind the increase in crossings are “outside of our control”. Journeys are being fuelled by instability in the Middle East, organised crime and tighter security at Calais, he said, adding: “Unfortunately there are no easy answers.” He added: “While we have obligations to genuine asylum seekers… we will not … [Read more...] about Sajid Javid in talks on action to counter Channel crossing attempts
1 of 33 View 33 Items Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Rob Weidmann works while on the FrontRunner, commuting to work in Lehi, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. With support from: About this project By Erica Evans | November 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm MST This is the second in a series of reports leading into the winter temperature inversion season. Using a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network our journalists have spent months looking for answers to Utah's air pollution problem. SALT LAKE CITY — Some studies say it takes 28 days to form a habit, others say 66 days. Rob Weidmann, 40, has been taking public transportation to work for 10 years. Doing so has become automatic, like brushing his teeth or looking both ways before he crosses a street. His commute from Salt Lake to Lehi — bus to TRAX to Frontrunner — takes an hour and a half. On the way there, he catches up on email or writes in his journal. On the way home, … [Read more...] about Winter is coming and so is bad air: What psychology can teach us about fixing Utah’s air quality problem
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Travis Andersen Globe Staff October 03, 2018 Keep your eyes open for a POTUS alert Wednesday — not on Twitter or TV, but in a message delivered straight to your phone, as long as your provider’s on board and you’re in range of an active cell tower.In a tweet, FEMA provided a link to detailed information on the alerts that are scheduled to be texted to phones nationwide at 2:18 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.The messages are dubbed Wireless Emergency Alerts, or WEA, and Emergency Alert System, or EAS. The former will bear the imprimatur of the White House, according to the FEMA primer. Advertisement “The WEA test message will have a header that reads ‘Presidential Alert’ and text that says: ‘THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed,’ ” FEMA wrote. Get Fast Forward in your … [Read more...] about ‘Presidential Alert’ text messages coming to your phone, explained
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