Monday, September 22, 2014

Life

Missing Jack Russell terrier from Pennsylvania found 3,000 miles away near Portland, Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.
A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland suburb of Tualatin, and brought her to the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter, said Deborah Wood, manager of Washington County Animal Services.

Horse power gains favour among small-scale farmers seeking freedom from fossil fuels

MARATHON, N.Y. — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labours to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.

Hockey teen nets rights goal: Transgender players can choose dressing room

TORONTO — Minor hockey players in Ontario are now able to choose a dressing room based on whether they see themselves as male or female following settlement of a human rights complaint against Hockey Canada.
The agreement, which also includes an educational component, is aimed at protecting young transgender players from discrimination and harassment.

Deputies snap photos of alleged Florida burglar asleep next to stolen jewelry in victim’s home

Police say an accused burglar stayed snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was swiping from a home despite deputies snapping pictures of him.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered 29-year-old Dion Davis on a bed inside the victim’s home Monday.
Deputies say they took several photographs of the sleeping Davis, but he didn’t wake up.

Seeking support early key to success for students with learning disabilities

TORONTO — Samuel Pereira was diagnosed with a learning disability when he was eight, but as he aged and his workload increased so, too, did his challenges in the classroom.

Shoppers’ love affair with yoga pants trumps jeans

NEW YORK — Americans’ obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin.
Jeans long have been a go-to staple in closets across the country. After all, not many pieces of clothing are so comfortable they can be worn daily, yet versatile enough to be dressed up or down.

Latest celebrity hacking a strong reminder about vulnerability of public figures’ digital data

LOS ANGELES — To keep private pictures private, never upload them online.
That’s the advice experts offer after hackers broke into female celebrities’ personal accounts, stole nude photos and posted them on the web. Jennifer Lawrence and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have said they were victims of the hack attack.

Halifax chef Andrew Farrell wins mac and cheese contest using N.S. product

TORONTO — It was Nova Scotia all the way in a macaroni and cheese showdown, with the recipe creator and the cheese he used hailing from the Atlantic province.
Chef Andrew Farrell from 2 Doors Down in Halifax won for his Crispy Greens Mac & Cheese in the Grate Canadian Cheese Cook-Off Wednesday.

Pooches in a pot? Pet-mad young Koreans say no to elders’ taste for dog, prefer to raise pups

SEOUL, South Korea — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.

Sweepers at Yangon’s revered Shwedagon pagoda toil away in quest for spiritual credit

YANGON, Myanmar — Every evening, more than a dozen men and women walk in a tight row in front of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist pagoda, sweeping the vast marble terrace in unison in hopes of keeping it clean for barefoot pilgrims.
To these volunteers, this is not a chore but a noble act — one they carry out eagerly in an effort to gain merit, or spiritual credit.

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