Donegal Pet Rescue has revealed that people are threatening to shoot unwanted dogs if they are not collected.The well-known animal rescue group revealed they have received several calls from people after the Christmas period making the threats.But DPR say they are inundated with rescue or rehoming requests and are simply trying their best. A spokesman said “Our volunteers have had several phone calls demanding that we help now or they will SHOOT or let the dog in question go to roam the streets.“I would like to remind people that these are your pets and although we do offer a Rehoming service it depends on the foster space available and on how quickly we rehome the dogs that are in our care.”The group said that already 2016 has started the same as every other year in rescue centre across the country.And they added “We at Donegal Pet Rescue would like to remind people that we are a voluntary organisation who are trying to help as many unwanted pets as we can. “We appeal to everyone to please have patience. Our volunteers are not here to take abuse or threats from members off the public.”The group aded that for stray dogs, they do offer a service were they will ADVERTISE for the owner on their Facebook page and contrary to popular believe they are not a collection service for all animals found wandering.“We would ask people to keep an eye on our page for dogs available for Rehoming and to help share our lost and found album to help reunite pet.“Please SPAY AND NEUTER your pet and don’t add to the problem.”DONEGAL PET RESCUE REVEAL PEOPLE ARE THREATENING TO SHOOT UNWANTED DOGS was last modified: January 11th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:dogsDonegal Pet Rescueshoot
San Marino 0 Northern Ireland 3: Magennis double sees off determined minnows Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 04:37 9/2/17 Getty Images Josh Magennis’ brace belatedly ended a resolute San Marino stand as Northern Ireland ultimately ran out 3-0 winners in World Cup qualifying. Northern Ireland are closing in on a World Cup qualifying play-off place despite making hard work of a 3-0 victory in San Marino on Friday.All three goals arrived in the final 20 minutes – through Josh Magennis twice and Steven Davis’ penalty – as the second-placed side in Group C won a fourth consecutive international for the first time in their history.It had started to look as though San Marino might improbably end a 17-game losing streak, with Michael O’Neill’s men passing up chance after chance, before Magennis prodded in the opener in the 70th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The Charlton Athletic forward nodded a second five minutes later and Davis’ spot-kick quickly followed, adding gloss to the scoreline.O’Neill’s side remain on track and a draw against third-placed Czech Republic – now seven points off the pace – at Windsor Park on Monday will guarantee a top-two spot.Full-TimeSan MarinoNorthern IrelandNow back to Belfast Bring on the Czech Republic #DareToDream #GAWA #SMRNIR pic.twitter.com/KAwI37Ucgj— Northern Ireland (@NorthernIreland) September 1, 2017Davis sent an early volley dipping past the right-hand post for the visitors, before Oliver Norwood’s looping header dropped just wide to the relief of stranded goalkeeper Aldo Junior Simoncini.Magennis nodded off target, too, and San Marino somehow scrambled clear after Davis had shimmied into space in the area and seen his shot deflected away.A frustrating opening period continued for Northern Ireland as Simoncini denied both Magennis and Conor Washington, his solid parries completely at odds with earlier flaps from crosses.Washington then shot wide and Magennis headed against the left-hand upright on the stroke of half-time – Jonny Evans slicing the rebound – as the visitors inexplicably retreated to the dressing room with the game still goalless.The away supporters’ exasperation only grew after the break, however, as O’Neill’s men initially struggled to create chances with the same frequency.Simoncini punched a speculative Norwood free-kick out for a corner and won a generous foul as he dropped the resulting delivery at Evans’ feet for an easy tap-in.The keeper gathered rather more comfortably from Davis’ tame angled strike and then watched Norwood’s 20-yard drive whistle past his post.But the goal finally arrived when Magennis, somehow denied from close range seconds earlier, turned Davis’ low cross into the net with Simoncini still picking himself up.Simoncini continued to impress with stops from Magennis and Chris Brunt, but the goalscorer grabbed his second with a firm header into the bottom-right corner to clinch the points.And a third soon arrived. Alex Gasperoni’s handball in the area presented Davis with a chance from the spot, the visiting captain calmly converting to cap the result. Key Opta stats:- Northern Ireland have won all four of their previous meetings with San Marino, scoring 14 unanswered goals in total.- Indeed, San Marino are still yet to win a World Cup qualifying game (D2 L61).- No player has been involved in more goals Northern Ireland than Steven Davis in 2018 World Cup qualifying (5 – two goals, three assists). read more
Benny Kauff191424IND0.98188.82 Ted Williams193920BOS1.045316.91 Albert Pujols200121STL1.013376.89 Tony Oliva196425MIN0.916326.50 Al Rosen195026CLE0.948376.39 Corey Seager201622LAD0.877266.77 Donie Bush190921DET0.69406.43 PLAYERYEARAGETEAMOPSHRWAR Ichiro Suzuki200127SEA0.83886.85 Mike Piazza199324LAD0.931357.21 WAR is an average of Baseball-Reference.com’s and FanGraphs’ versions. Rookie status is determined using current eligibility rules.Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs Kenny Lofton199225CLE0.72756.20 Billy Grabarkewitz197024LAD0.853176.30 Tommie Agee196623CHW0.773226.40 Kris Bryant201523CHC0.857266.21 Remember when New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was mired in the slump to end all slumps? Or before that, when it appeared no park could contain his titanic blasts? The larger-than-life Judge has a tendency to take us to the extremes, for good and for bad — and sometimes both at once.1Even in kinda-sorta breaking out of his skid earlier this month, the guy had a .939 on-base plus slugging … while hitting just .200.So it was against the backdrop of all that on Monday when Judge reminded us just how insane his rookie season has been, through all the peaks and valleys. Facing the Kansas City Royals, Judge teed off for home runs No. 49 and 50 on the year, breaking Mark McGwire’s 3-decade-old MLB record for the most homers by a rookie. The record is symbolic — a nice, round number to cap off a historically great campaign — but also functional, since few players have hit half as many home runs as rookies and not gone on to turn in pretty good careers. As far as anyone can tell, Judge’s future still looks very bright, weird as this season was.Back when we wrote about Judge’s rookie performance at midseason, he’d easily compiled the best first half to a first season of any player in recent memory. Of course, that was before the month-and-a-half stretch immediately following the All-Star Game, during which Judge hit .179, struck out in 37 consecutive games and generally saw his once-amazing numbers reduced to mere indicators of just how strange things can get in today’s era of Three True Outcomes baseball. (Despite the ridiculously low average, Judge still walked enough for a decent OBP, making it difficult to say quite how poorly he was playing.)But by the time of Monday’s record-breaking outburst, Judge had long since dug himself out of that slump. In September, he has a 1.338 OPS — better than any of his early-season months, even — and has poured it on especially in the last two weeks and change, with four multi-homer games since Sept. 10. According to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, Judge’s turnaround has coincided with a significant reduction in chased pitches (18 percent since Sept. 3 versus 28 percent between the All-Star break and Sept. 2) and a big hike in hard-hit balls (27 percent of at-bats versus 16 percent).The result has been to recover one of the greatest rookie seasons by a position player in major-league history. According to Wins Above Replacement,2Averaging together the versions found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com. Judge’s recent heroics have helped him edge out Mike Piazza’s 1993 and Fred Lynn’s 1975 campaigns for fifth place on the all-time list of rookie performances. Although he probably won’t catch Dick Allen’s stunning debut from 1964, which ranks fourth, Judge has still cemented his place among the top rookies ever. (As always, Mike Trout is No. 1, because of course he is.) N. Garciaparra199723BOS0.876306.50 Dick Allen196422PHI0.939298.50 Judge’s place in the rookie pantheonThe best rookie seasons since 1901, according to wins above replacement Fred Lynn197523BOS0.967217.25 Aaron Judge201725NYY1.038507.61 Joe Jackson191123CLE1.05879.23 Carlton Fisk197224BOS0.908226.95 Mike Trout201220LAA0.9633010.53 But forget the fancy stats. Just taken by themselves, 50 homers for a rookie is absurd; even 30 is relatively unheard of, having been done just 28 times in MLB history (including twice this season — more on that later). And the rookie 30-plus homer club makes for pretty good company. Among members who’ve had at least 10 years to bash more homers after their rookie seasons, the average career total is 286 home runs, ranging from Albert Pujols’s 614 on the high side to Jimmie Hall’s 121 on the low. Most didn’t approach Pujols territory, but they did tend to settle in around 200 to 300 career homers: Some names on the list, such as Ron Kittle, Matt Nokes and even current Red Sox left fielder Chris Young, are a little odd. If Judge follows their trajectories, he’ll finish with a career on the journeyman side, far from the halls of Cooperstown. But many more in this cohort ended up being very good ballplayers, including a handful of Hall of Fame-caliber legends — such as Pujols, Ted Williams, Frank Robinson, Piazza and our good friend Mike Trout — sprinkled in. Plus there’s Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers, the likely National League rookie of the year, who also joined the club this season with 39 homers as a rookie, his final story as unwritten as Judge’s.Judge is such a fascinating player partly because of all the highs and lows: How can one hitter be capable of so wide a range of performance? Despite his struggles after the All-Star break, though, Judge’s entire 2017 season was historic. Nobody knows exactly what’s next for the towering slugger — particularly with the ahead-of-schedule Yankees bound for the playoffs — but we’ve already seen enough to know Judge is worth geeking out over for seasons to come.
Just when you thought you were beginning to understand the twin paradox (maybe), scientists have found something new to ponder. In the original version of the famous thought experiment on time dilation, one twin stays on Earth while the other twin takes a rocket at nearly light speed into space, and returns to find that he is younger than his twin on Earth. But a new version of the story now shows that the twin who experiences an acceleration can be older than the twin who doesn’t accelerate, under slightly different conditions. Explore further Scientists have found that, when twins are orbiting a massive object, time dilation can cause the accelerated twin to be older if that twin is moving slower than the other twin; in this case, velocity is the deciding factor of age, and the twin with the greater velocity is younger. ©2005 Cetin Bal.