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Peter Magowan, who helped keep Giants in S.F. and build downtown stadium, dead at 76

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO–Peter Magowan, the longtime Safeway executive credited with saving baseball in San Francisco and leading the charge to build a downtown stadium, died Sunday at his home in Pacific Heights. He was 76.A New York City native who followed the franchise closely when it played at the Polo Grounds, Magowan belonged to a group of Bay Area investors who purchased the Giants in 1993 and prevented the club from leaving …last_img

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Vacancy: Communications Manager

first_imgCommunications ManagerProviding, formulating and leading a global communications plan for Brand South Africa. To develop a messaging framework to inform how we communicate with various audiences. Managing relationships with media (international and domestic). Stakeholder management (building relationships with non media stakeholders). To develop an issues management and crisis plan to enable Brand South Africa to proactively respond to issues.For more information Click herelast_img

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Herpes virus claims another elephant life at Odisha’s zoo

first_imgAnother elephant died of suspected Herpes virus infection in Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP), a leading zoo of the country on September 19, taking the elephant death toll in the zoo to three in less than a month.“Sub-adult elephant, Kamala, has succumbed to the disease while undergoing intensive treatment for elephant herpes virus at Nandankanan on Thursday,” NZP authorities said.“Unfortunately, proven healing medicine is not available for this disease. She was born on August 1, 2013 and brought to the zoo from Orissa veterinary College on November 22, 2013. Now, Nandankanan is left with five female elephants including 2 sub-adults,” they said.The lone male elephant had died in the zoo on Sunday after being infected by the virus. The postmortem report revealed that the death was due to acute haemorrhagic disease caused by Endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV), a fatal infection found in captive as well as wild elephants for which there is no vaccine available. The first elephant had died on August 27.The death came as a shock as the zoo authorities had isolated all elephants and the infection spreads when an infected elephant comes in physical contact with healthy ones. When infected, symptoms such as reduced appetite, nasal discharge and swollen glands in both side of face surface. The platelet counts of the elephants also drop considerably. The zoo authorities are following advice of veterinarians of Centre for Wildlife Health at Orissa University of Agriculture Technology and other experts in the State to deal with the Herpes attacks. The remaining five elephants are being closely monitored and anti-viral doses are being administered, sources said.last_img read more

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Downton Abbey Star Uses Shakespeare To Highlight Cruel Dairy Farms

first_imgAs William Shakespeare fans around the world mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death on 23 April, Downton Abbey star Peter Egan is proving just how relevant Shakespeare’s works remain today.Video: Shakespeare’s Message About the Cruel Dairy Industry as Relevant Today as It Was 400 Years AgoIn a brand-new PETA video, Egan, who is vegan, recites a passage from Henry VI over footage from a modern-day dairy farm: Thou never didst them wrong, nor no man wrong; And as the butcher takes away the calf And binds the wretch, and beats it when it strays, Bearing it to the bloody slaughter-house, Even so remorseless have they born him hence; And as the dam runs lowing up and down, Looking the way her harmless young one went, And can do nought but wail her darling’s loss.“William Shakespeare wrote these words more than 400 years ago,” says Egan in the video, “but to this day, mother and baby cows continue to be torn apart and killed. You can help them today simply by choosing vegan meals.”Shakespeare vividly describes how a distraught mother cow cries out for her stolen calf for days. Just like a human female, she is pregnant for nine months but typically, her calf is taken away from her within hours of birth. Most female calves are destined for the same fate as their mothers: repeated artificial insemination until their bodies give out and they’re slaughtered for cheap meat.PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that plant-based milks are far kinder to animals and contain none of the artery-clogging animal fat and cholesterol of cows’ milk.last_img read more

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New literary prize for Indigenous writers to offer 25K in awards

center_img Advertisement More details will be announced Saturday at the Vancouver Writers Festival and on the association’s website.For additional information – visit the ILSA site:  http://www.indigenousliterarystudies.orgby Cassandra Szklarski Login/Register With: Organizers of the Indigenous Voices Awards are inviting submissions between Oct. 31 and until Jan. 31, 2018. The winners will be announced in Regina on May 31, 2018. TORONTO — A literary prize born out of a media scandal will bestow $25,000 in various awards to burgeoning Indigenous writers. That was followed by a social media debate in which several media executives tweeted that they would help fund an “appropriation prize.” Twitterlast_img