Navy helping New Orleans pets

Navy helping New Orleans pets

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Spanish word “tortuga” means “turtle.” But in the wake of the New Orleans disaster, the USS Tortuga is helping other animals.

For nearly two weeks now, sailors from Tortuga’s repair division have devoted much of their time during this disaster relief operation to ensure the health and comfort of displaced pets.

September 4th, just after the ship moored to a pier at Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans, HT1(SW) Mark Hanley and DC1(SW) Antony Graves gathered materials from the repair shop on board to construct a kennel along the levee. The facility they made soon became a popular shelter for the homeless animals of the storm.

Tortuga’s search and rescue team brought aboard more than 170 displaced citizens during this past week, providing them with food, water, medical aid and a place to sleep.

Tortuga’s makeshift kennel, named ‘Camp Milo & Otis,’ has housed as many as 90 dogs, eight cats, one rabbit, one guinea pig, a pair of parakeets and a flightless pigeon during the past week of operation.

Currently, there are 14 dogs that remain in Tortuga’s care, as many of the other pets have been taken to animal shelters in the area for extra medical attention, or been claimed by their owners upon arrival to Tortuga. The pets that Tortuga has registered have all been in the hands of professional veterinarians assigned to provide expert medical attention to the members of Camp Milo & Otis.

Dr. Kelly Crowdis and Dr. Latina Gambles, both from Tuskegee University and Christian Veterinary Missions, have treated many of the pets for infection, dehydration, malnourishment and broken bones at the Camp during the past week.

“The animals were bathed and assessed before physical interaction with the sailors,” said Dr. Crowdis. “They’ve been given immunizations, antibiotics and medications based on their medical needs.”

Dr. Crowdis added, “What these sailors have done on their own has been such a heart-warming thing. As an animal lover, it is so comforting to know that everyone cares about the animals in addition to the human lives rescued from the storm. I’m very pleased with these guys for taking the initiative to construct this kennel.”

Graves, Hanley and other members of their division have consistently bathed, fed, walked and given special attention to every dog, every day.

“We play with them,” said Hanley. “We take them out of their kennels to give them attention every day. And we’ll continue to do that for as long as our ship’s mission keeps us here.”

September 11th, the Agricultural Center at Louisiana State University donated supplies to “Camp Milo & Otis” in support of Tortuga’s efforts to help the animal victims.

”We got medical supplies, bowls, food, cages, leashes, collars, toys, cat litter and cleaning supplies from these people yesterday,” said Graves. “It’s nice to know that so many people out there have heard about what our ship is doing, and responded by donating so much to support us the best they can.”

A photo gallery of unclaimed pets is on the USS Tortuga’s web site.

As part of disaster plans, the Department of Homeland Security has also deployed Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams to provide medical care to pets and livestock, as well as provide any needed veterinary medical care for search and rescue dogs.

There are over 3,850 animals being sheltered around the state. If someone is looking for a pet they should contact their nearest Humane Society or go online to . More information is also available at

Wikinews Shorts: September 6, 2006

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Israeli Health minister Ya’akov Litzman resigns in protest after Jews made to work on Jewish rest day

Israeli Health minister Ya’akov Litzman resigns in protest after Jews made to work on Jewish rest day

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

On Sunday, Israeli health minister Ya’akov Litzman officially resigned, submitting his resignation letter after Jewish workers were made to work on Shabbat — the Jewish holy rest day, from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday — for installation of a signalling system on rail tracks in the Negev on Saturday. Shortly after Welfare Minister Haim Katz announced on Friday his intentions to deploy Jewish workers on Shabbat for the railway work, Litzman, who belongs to the orthodox United Torah Judaism party, informed Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu he would vacate his post on Sunday if Shabbat was sanctioned by the ministers.

Addressing the Israeli citizens in a video statement, the health minister said, “I cannot continue to bear ministerial responsibility as a minister of Israel while there is state-sanctioned public desecration of Shabbat, in contravention of the sacred values of the Jewish people, the status quo and the coalition agreement”. Both welfare minister Haim Katz and transportation minister Yisrael Katz had expressed potential threat to passengers if the railway work was postponed.

Haim Katz said he had considered the religious beliefs and public safety before making this call. On Friday, he said, “after thorough examination, I authorised only essential work to ensure the safety of rail traffic, and if it were not carried out it could endanger lives […] This decision reflects full consideration for the feelings of the religious public, on the one hand, and maintaining the routine of the train passengers on Sunday.”

The minister also said delaying this work and doing it on a working day would cause inconvenience to many people and create traffic problems. In Litzman’s statement, the health minister said, “throughout the generations the Jewish people knew it must safeguard the Sabbath as a supreme value, and even to sacrifice one’s life for it. The holy Sabbath is the national day of rest, and we were raised to protect against desecrating the Sabbath.”

“Throughout the generations the Jewish people knew it must safeguard the Sabbath as a supreme value, and even to sacrifice one’s life for it. The holy Sabbath is the national day of rest, and we were raised to protect against desecrating the Sabbath.”

Litzman, who became health minister in September 2015 following a ruling by Israel’s apex court prohibiting him from doing the job as a deputy minister, stated he is not leaving the coalition government. On Saturday, the prime minister’s office in a statement said, “the heads of the factions have clarified that they do not intend to leave the coalition” while they were trying to figure out a way “to both respect the Sabbath and ensure safe, consistent public transport”, indicating the coalition government would not be dissolved by Litzman’s resignation.

Netanyahu said he would take Litzman’s vacated place while they try to bring Litzman back. Avi Gabbay, leader of the opposition Labor party, said, “in a modern society, if you want trains to run all week, you have to do maintenance work on Shabbat[…] Litzman is a good minister, and his resignation shows that the Netanyahu government is finished.”

Litzman had discussed about working on Shabbat with religious leader Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, and was told it was wrong to work on Shabbat. Early in July, when prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to Strasbourg, France to attend former German chancellor Helmut Kohl’s funeral, Netanyahu walked from hotel to European Parliament, and he did not deliver a speech or sign a guestbook to avoid actions of work on the rest day.

This is not the first time the Isaeli government has had work done on Shabbat, but non-Jewish labourers were used to complete the task. According to reports, the task of installing the signalling system on the tracks required skilled workers, for whom substitutes were not available at the time. Israeli Army Radio reported some German engineers were to arrive during the weekend for the signalling system installation work.

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Submitted by: Thomas Champeval

A used Chevrolet Tracker combines a smaller SUV and the power of a V6 engine that is well trusted. There are several used four-door models available at used car dealerships that offer the strength and durability of a classic Chevy Truck. It is a vehicle that is adaptable and one that lends itself to active life style.

The Tracker is still offering its owner the ability to tackle almost any task, from the daily urban travel right up to an off road adventure, this is a true sport utility that can perform on the road and on the land.

Like all used Chevy vehicles the Tracker begins with a solid foundation, the steel frame which is built under the Tracker gives it an excellent smooth and comfortable operation on the road and the ability to go almost anywhere the driver wants to take it. Its chassis and high distance from the ground giving the Tracker many advantages for off-road use over its competitors who employ a construction of chassis and bodywork, more commonly used for cars not real on-road, off-road used utility vehicles.

A used Chevy Tracker is a strong and long lasting used auto in which you can place your trust. Precision hydraulic rack and pinion is the root of its very safe performance, its rear suspension of high sensitivity with a design with five links is intended to provide a unique perception of firmness and control in the turns.

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A pre-owned Tracker offers consumers utility, performance, competence, value, style and all at a reasonable price. A used auto dealer may be able to offer the Tracker in either two-wheel or four wheel-drive options depending on which used vehicle version is available.

The Tracker provides the essential power for those who want to buy a used car, but would perhaps like the added usefulness of a used SUV. All models offer as standard equipment a powerful V-6 engine from 2.5L DOHC, 24 valves that generates 165 horsepower while providing an exceptionally good level of fuel efficiency.

A used Tracker also includes as standard AM / FM radio and CD player, plus air conditioning, rack and pinion steering, folding rear seat and transfer box with changes on progress in the model four-wheel-drive. The Tracker LT models add electric locking doors and much more good value used vehicle options.

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A Real Estate Attorney In Carmel, Ny: Addressing Real Estate Legal Issues

February 22nd, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

byAlma Abell

Unfortunately, real estate deals don’t always pan out the way the buyer and the seller had intended. Sometimes the buyer or seller simply walks away from a deal, and that is the end of it. Unfortunately, there are other situations where there are legal ramifications to a real estate deal not going forward. In these instances, whether you’re the buyer or the seller, whether you’re bringing suit or are defending a suit, a Real Estate Attorney in Carmel NY is a good thing to have.

Perhaps you’re dealing with a lawsuit that has been brought against you because of a real estate deal that went south. It’s very easy to get overly concerned about this, but when you speak with a real estate attorney, you’re going to find these particular legal activities aren’t uncommon. In fact, they’re very normal, especially if the real estate deal was for a significant amount of money, or for a significant amount of property. Having a real estate attorney to represent you in these matters is going to add to your peace of mind. They will help represent your interests and, typically, they can find a solution to the lawsuit that makes sense and that costs you as little money as possible.

Real estate attorneys can be very effective when it comes to foreclosures. Unfortunately, there are far too many stories about banks that have made grievous errors when it comes to foreclosing on a home. In some cases they’re foreclosing on homes where the owner is current on their mortgage payments. In these extreme cases, as well as other cases where the foreclosure process wasn’t followed to the letter, a Real Estate Attorney in Carmel NY can represent a homeowner fighting foreclosure from their lending institution. In some cases, the only person qualified to get to the bottom of the lending institutions error in the foreclosure is a real estate attorney.

There are many other reasons why you might want to have a real estate attorney. However, if you have legal issues involving a piece of real estate, the help of a real estate attorney is invaluable. For more information on quality real estate attorneys, you can Visit Website posted here to find out all of the services offered by a real estate attorney.

Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101.

Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States.

Schreckengost’s peers included the far more famous designers Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes.

In 2000, the Cleveland Museum of Art curated the first ever retrospective of Schreckengost’s work. Stunning in scope, the exhibition included sculpture, pottery, dinnerware, drawings, and paintings.

How To Shop For Small Business Bookkeeping In Mountain House, Ca

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If you own your own business, then you are probably already aware just how easy it can be to get lost in the paper work and legalities of ensuring your companies bookkeeping is kept up to date. If you don’t stay on top of this responsibility, then it can make doing your end of year tax preparations more complicated to complete. If you are tired of trying to do this on your own, then you should consider hiring a company to help you with your Bookkeeping in Mountain House, CA. Don’t let the process of finding a firm to help you with your accounting overwhelm you.Use the following three tips so you can make the process easy and worry free.

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FeesThe money you pay for the services you receive will vary depending on the size of your business and your current needs. The company you choose may charge a flat fee, or per form that they fill out on your behalf. Make sure you understand all of the fees you are expected to pay upfront, so you can properly budget for the Bookkeeping in Mountain House, CA that you need for your business.

With the right research you can find a bookkeeper who will be able to keep your companies financial information on point. In the Mountain House area, make sure you contact Tax Care Pro by calling them today, or Browse their website for more information. They have over 20 years of experience so you are sure to get the expert help and advice you need to keep your companies financial documents in order now, and in the future.

Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags

Report urges Kenya to ban plastic bags
February 19th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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They are cheap, useful, and very plentiful, and that is exactly the problem, according to researchers. A report issued on Feb. 23 by a cadre of environment and economics researchers suggested that Kenya should ban the common plastic bag that one gets at the checkout counter of grocery stores, and place a levy on other plastic bags, all to combat the country’s environmental problems stemming from the bags’ popularity.