Newfoundland woman heartbroken after local SPCA puts down threedayold moose

first_imgGANDER, N.L. – A Newfoundland woman who bottle-fed a baby moose after it got lost in the woods without its mother says she’s heartbroken after the local SPCA put the animal down.Brandi Calder said Friday her husband was building a cabin in the woods near Glenwood, N.L., when he heard a strange crying noise and discovered the three-day-old calf on its own with no sign of its mother.“The baby moose was crossing a brook that’s normally low but this time of year is quite high and fast-moving,” she said in an interview. “The moose tried to cross it but got pulled under and almost drowned.”Calder said her husband tried to track the mother moose but she was “long gone” and the young calf stayed by his side.After waiting several hours for the mother to return, her husband decided after nightfall to bring the infant animal home rather than leave it alone overnight in the woods.“She would have died of starvation, drowned in the brook or the coyotes would have killed her,” Calder said.The baby moose, which she described as dark chocolate brown with a lighter brown face and hind legs, still had its umbilical cord attached and had long, gangly legs.“She looked out of proportion and she wobbled when she stood up,” she said. “She also looked hungry.”She bought some goat’s milk and borrowed a bottle and baby cereal from her sister, who has a human baby.“At first she didn’t take the milk,” Calder said. “So I cut the nipple so it would drip and put my finger in her mouth to open it so she could get a taste of it.”Calder and her husband took turns feeding and watching over the little moose throughout the night and called the Gander and Area SPCA in the morning.But two hours after the SPCA picked up the animal, Calder said she was put down.“They said the Salmonier Nature Park couldn’t take the calf and a veterinarian said it was dehydrated and had diarrhea,” Calder said. “I was so upset, I started to cry.”SPCA manager Bonnie Harris said wild animals cannot be taken care of in a shelter.“We followed protocol,” she said. “When there is a wild animal, any involvement with a wild animal, there are certain things you have to do.“We contacted wildlife and we contacted conservation officers,” she said, adding that ultimately “it’s not our call.”But Calder said the decision to euthanize an animal should only be taken after all other options have been exhausted.“We had a back-up plan,” she said. “We were going to take her to the cabin and take turns feeding her until she was strong enough to go off on her own or in case by some chance the mother came back looking for her.”“Even if we kept her as a pet, it would have been on her home turf.”Newfoundland and Labrador’s Fisheries and Land Resources Department issued a warning Friday asking people not to remove young animals from the wild.“Conservation officers frequently deal with moose calves, and occasionally the young of other species, being removed from the woods by well-meaning people,” spokeswoman Connie Boland said in a statement. “While most individuals have good intentions, their desire to help is usually misplaced.”Wildlife officials often can’t release a calf back into the wild because the animal’s ability to survive is compromised, she said.“An abandoned young animal has a better chance at survival if it is left in the wild,” Boland said. “The cow moose may still be in the area and will return, which provides a better chance for survival than removing the calf from the forest.”Calder said the baby moose bonded with the family dog, a 12-year-old hound that sniffed and licked the little calf and snuggled with her.“When the dog went outside with the moose, she stopped crying,” she said. “Our dog has a fleshy mole on his belly and the moose tried to nurse … it was so sweet.”Calder said it makes no sense to put a three-day-old moose down because it was dehydrated.“When the SPCA came to the house, she had just finished a bottle of milk right there,” she said. “They knew she had just starting eating again and I even gave her the leftover goat’s milk.”She also argued that loose stools are likely not a sign of serious trouble in such a young calf that had a traumatic experience.“They were quick to write her off because they didn’t have anywhere to bring her,” Calder said. “It was easier to put her down.”— By Brett Bundale in Halifaxlast_img read more

Malaysia triumphs at World Travel Awards Asia Australasia Gala Ceremony

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHong Kong, October 29th, 2015 – Malaysia has led winners at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015 in Hong Kong.During a red-carpet event at Intercontinental Grand Stanford, Tourism Malaysia was recognised as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board, while Malaysia itself took the title of Asia’s Leading Destination.Hong Kong was also among the winners, walking away with the trophies for Asia’s Leading City Break Destination and Asia’s Leading Meeting & Conference Destination.In a special presentation, Dr Lui Che-Woo, Chairman of K Wah International Holdings, was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Travel and Tourism Industry.World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It is an honour to recognise the leaders in Asian and Australasian hospitality here in Hong Kong this evening.“InterContinental Grand Stanford has been a wonderful host for our Gala Ceremony this year, while it has been a privilege to be welcomed here with such warmth to Hong Kong.“Congratulations to all our winners tonight and I look forward to greeting many of them in December when we will celebrate our Grand Final 2015 in Morocco.”In aviation Hainan Airlines took the title of Asia’s Leading Airline – Business Class among a clutch of titles, while Air New Zealand was recognised as Australasia’s Leading Airline.Frasers Hospitality also claimed a host of titles, including recognition as Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartments Brand.World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities within the travel and tourism industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.A full list of winners for the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015 can be seen here.Head over to the official website for the latest information on the event. Digicel announces pending sale in Malaysia Related Items:hongkong, malaysia, world travel awards asia Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI Youth Business Workshop

first_imgThe Youth Business Workshop exceeded expectations and the Ministry of Education and Department of Youth Affairs remain committed to helping students learn more about successful approaches to training young entrepreneurs, and workshops like this are a vital. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 22, 2018 – Grand Turk – The Ministry of Education, through the Department of Youth Affairs hosted the first ever Business Presentation Workshop. The Workshop took place on Saturday, 17th February at 9am-1pm at the HJ Robinson Auditorium.Over 50 students sat and listened as Kerwin Boxill shared his 3 Crucial Strategies and that youth entrepreneurship is an effective way to contribute to the economic development of the community.  Young people, young leaders, are the key mechanism for such development. The Workshop allowed all to unlock their entrepreneurial potential as young leaders.Students were told to spend additional time on their plans outside of the workshop. Some of the students submitted their business plans for review and assessment by the Department of Youth affairs upon completion of the youth business plan. The Youth Business Presentation workshop covered strategies to help teens learn important and crucial strategies. Students were given a skill set that included how to present your business, how to create clients for life and how to increase profitability.Workshop Objectives:Learn and understand interaction and representationBecome one with businessAttraction MarketingHave clients begging for your service or productIncrease loyal clients for lifeMaximize profitCreate their own path and follow it Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday January 22 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, January 22, 2019:#1) Wilmington Commission On Disabilities MeetingThe Wilmington Commission on Disabilities meets at 6:30pm in the Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Shawsheen Tech School Committee MeetingThe Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 7:30pm in the John Miller School Committee Room at the Tech. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Colonial Life For The 18th Century FamilyWindsor Place of Wilmington (92 West Street) is holding a presentation entitled “Colonial Life For The 18th Century Family” at 2:30pm in the Activity Room. In this session, Abigail describes how a colonial family provided for their basic needs. Using primary sources like the family’s probate inventory, learn about which items were important for survival and how they were made. Audience members are encouraged to explore reproduction artifacts just like those that were a part of everyday life. Explore the importance of craftsmen and imported goods. Discover how a family not only survived, but thrived! Open to the public.#4) Creative Writing Skills Group Meeting At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Creative Writing Skills Group Meeting at 7pm. Learn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials in advance. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras. Register HERE.#5) Tech Buddies Drop In At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Tech Buddies Drop-In from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Need technology help, but Brad isn’t here? Drop in at a Tech Buddies session! Tech Buddies is a new volunteer program connecting teens and members of the Wilmington community in need of assistance navigating their phones, tablets, cameras, and the Cloud.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, June 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 26, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, May 28, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Oscars 2019 How to watch the winning movies

first_img TV and Movies The 2019 Oscars were Sunday. If you’re feeling inspired to see some of the winning films you didn’t catch earlier, here’s a guide to where you can stream, rent or buy the majority of them. Sorry in advance, but there are still quite a few you’ll have to catch in theaters — not that you need a movie subscription service to do so, but it can’t hurt. Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 40 films (and a tech company) you didn’t know won Oscars For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to CNET sister site TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming. Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google Play Video (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) 42 Photos Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor  Green Book Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Director, Cinematography, Foreign Language Film Roma Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Best Actor, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing Bohemian Rhapsody Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Costume Design, Production Design, Original Score Black Panther Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Adapted Screenplay BlacKkKlansman Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Actress  The Favourite Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Original Song  A Star is Born Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Movies Anywhere Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. Warner Bros Best Supporting Actress If Beale Street Could Talk Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Makeup and Hairstyling Vice Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Visual Effects First Man Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Animated FilmSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Still in theatersBest Documentary – FeatureFree SoloStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTubeBest Documentary – Short SubjectPeriod. End of SentenceStreaming: Netflix Best Animated Short FilmBaoStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: YouTube, Google Play RGBIncredibles 2 Pixar All other nominated films A Quiet Place Streaming: EPIX Rent/Buy:  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Avengers: Infinity War Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Can You Ever Forgive Me? Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Capernaum Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Cold War Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters At Eternity’s Gate Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube First Reformed Streaming: Amazon, KanopyRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Hale County This Morning, This Evening Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Incredibles 2 Streaming: Netflix  Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Isle of Dogs Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Mary Poppins Returns Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Mary Queen of Scots Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes Minding the Gap Streaming: Hulu, PBSRent/Buy: Nope Mirai Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Never Look Away Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Of Fathers and Sons Streaming: KanopyRent/Buy: Still in theaters cropralphbreakstheinternetRalph Breaks the Internet Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube RBG Streaming: Hulu, HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Ready Player One Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Shoplifters Streaming: HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Wife Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube 0 Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Stream these 2019 Oscar nominees now 2:33 Tags Share your voice Marvel Target Oscars 2019 Amazon Google Play iTunes Netflix YouTube The Avengerslast_img read more