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Photographer Gets Dogs Adopted With Stunning “Cones of Fame”

first_imgErin is a photography student at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois – and she is a self-proclaimed dog fanatic.CHECK OUT: Pit Bull on the Verge of Euthanization Given 2nd Chance by PoliceThe 30-year-old student knew that she wanted her final portfolio project to somehow be canine-related; so, she hit the craft store, spent $200 on colored feathers, glitter, and rhinestones, and she got to work.For her photography final, Erin redesigned “cones of shame” that dogs wear after they’ve undergone surgery into “cones of fame”. She figured that by transforming those sad, plastic shapes into fun and fancy crowns, it would make dogs feel less ashamed.Additionally, since dogs are made to wear the cones after they have been spayed or neutered, Erin believed that the cones would raise awareness about the importance of getting dogs fixed.And it makes them more likely to get adopted when they look so cute and colorful.“I wanted to empower the dogs, instead of shame them, while shedding light on the importance of spaying/neutering your pet,” Erin told the Good News Network. “Spaying and neutering your pet is a positive thing!“I also wanted to use my creativity to help dogs find homes,” she added.LOOK: Rescued Pit Bull is Showered with Love From the Police Who Saved Her Thus far, all of the pups that Erin photographed at the One Tail At A Time animal shelter have been adopted and given forever homes.The student is going to be continuing her work by hosting an art show featuring the photographs in June. All proceeds will go towards the animal shelter where she volunteers.As for how the project did in school, Erin seems pretty confident that she did okay.“The classes at the school of the art institute of Chicago are pass/fail,” she told Good News Network with an online smile. “I definitely passed.”Click To Share This Pawesome Story With Your Friends (Photos by Erin Einbender)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThese pups may not have found their respective forever homes if it weren’t for the ingenuity of Erin Einbender.last_img read more

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Consumers may sue traders before national courts

first_imgEuropean Union (EU) consumers may bring proceedings before the courts in their own member state against traders in other member states even if they had visited the trader to conclude the contract, the EU’s top court has ruled. The ruling takes into account a 2002 amendment to European contract law that removed the requirement for contracts to be concluded ‘at a distance’ if disputes are to be heard in the consumer’s own member state. The case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerned an Austrian woman who, while in Austria, found a car advertised online by a German dealer. She travelled to Germany to complete the transaction, but later discovered that the car was defective. The dealer refused to repair the vehicle and so she brought proceedings in the Austrian courts, whose international jurisdiction the dealer disputed. The CJEU (pictured) dismissed the dealer’s argument, ruling that bringing proceedings before the courts of a consumer’s own member state was not subject to the condition that the contract was concluded at a distance. Read the full judgmentlast_img read more

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Defense lands JCU first shutout, 24-0 victory over Muskingum

first_img John Alfes UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS – Defense proved to be deadly on Saturday afternoon at Don Shula Stadium.The John Carroll University football team earned its best record of the season with a 24-0 victory over Muskingum University – the first shutout in program history since Oct. 22, 2016.Ro Golphin and Arin Pruitt accounted for the bulk of the production with three rushing touchdowns, while Mason McKenrick, Chris Hadley and Tyler Moran helped the offense to favorable field position with an interception apiece.Rainy, brisk conditions favored each of the defensive units, with only 472 yards of total offense scattered throughout the homecoming festivities.Timely interceptions pave way to scoring opportunitiesFreshman quarterback Brody Hahn never found his groove against a secondary chock full of ballhawks, including Moran, who returned an errant pass over the middle for 70 yards.Golphin capped off the shift in momentum with a six-yard touchdown run to pull JCU ahead in the first quarter, 10-0.Shortly thereafter, McKenrick – the reigning OAC Linebacker of the Year – picked off Hahn to set up another Golphin score from one yard out, his eighth TD of the campaign.Even late in the contest, the Blue and Gold maintained its intensity on both sides of the ball, as Hadley notched an interception in the third and Pruitt found the end zone for his first touchdown dating back to Week 3 vs. Heidelberg.Defense dominatesAside from the secondary, the front seven stayed sturdy with four sacks for 38 lost yards. McKenrick, Jimmy Thomas, Michael Connick and Teddy Wayo all recorded a mark in the pass-rushing department.Todd Green and Chad Stalnaker combined for 15 tackles to lead the roster.Weather and attendanceJohn Carroll (5-3, 5-2 OAC) and Muskingum (1-7, 0-7 OAC) drew 1,885 fans under cloudy skies and 40-degree temperatures.OAC updateMount Union (8-0, 7-0 OAC) topped Otterbein (5-3, 4-3 OAC), Heidelberg (6-2, 5-2 OAC) beat Wilmington (2-6, 1-6 OAC), Marietta (5-3, 4-3 OAC) edged past Ohio Northern (5-3, 4-3 OAC) and Baldwin Wallace (5-3, 4-3 OAC) outscored Capital (1-7, 1-6 OAC).Up nextThe Blue Streaks travel to Westerville, Ohio and take on the Otterbein Cardinals next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from Memorial Stadium.Photo credit: John Carroll University Sports Information DepartmentJohn Alfes has covered John Carroll University athletics since September of 2014. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long. John Alfes is a senior at John Carroll University, and hails from Westlake, Ohio. His love and passion for the game of baseball originated in 1998, when he played catch with his father at the age of two. A former collegiate pitcher, Alfes currently serves as a Cleveland Cavaliers reporter for AP Radio/Metro Networks and the Cleveland Indians Beat Writer for CBS Sports/Scout Media Network, all while majoring in Communications (focus in Journalism) and English (focus in Professional Writing). He is the Sports Editor for The Carroll News, Sports Director for WJCU 88.7 FM and Senior Writer for the John Carroll Sports Information Department. John is an Eagle Scout and loves his two younger brothers (Conrad and Daniel) and two parents (John and Celeste).You can follow John Alfes on Twitter (@JohnAlfes) or reach him through email ([email protected]).center_img Related TopicsJCUJCU Blue StreaksJCU FootballJohn CarrollJohn Carroll UniversityOAClast_img read more

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Orioles send Pearce to DL to make room for Gausman

first_imgThe Orioles placed Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday to make room for starting pitcher Kevin Gausman in the second game of a three-game set against the New York Yankees.Pearce is dealing with a left oblique strain and hadn’t played since Saturday’s win in Detroit. He will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam before rejoining the Orioles in St. Petersburg for their weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays. He would be eligible to be activated from the DL as early as Aug. 3.Wanting the 24-year-old Gausman to receive regular work over the All-Star break, the Orioles optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Norfolk on July 7. He made two starts for the Tides, allowing two earned runs and nine hits while striking out 11 and walking four in 11 innings of work.With the disappointing Bud Norris now in the bullpen, Gausman is expected to receive an extended opportunity in the Baltimore rotation to begin the second half.The 32-year-old Pearce has been unable to duplicate the magic of his 2014 campaign in which he posted a .293 average with 21 home runs and a club-high .930 on-base plus slugging percentage. He has hit a disappointing .227 with seven homers and 24 RBIs in 193 plate appearances, but his numbers have remained solid against left-handed pitching with a .270 average and .747 OPS against southpaws.Since June 1, Pearce is hitting .292 with a .779 OPS in 69 plate appearances.Much speculation about the Orioles’ roster move to create space for Gausman centered around the struggling Chris Parmelee and the seldom-used Nolan Reimold, who are both out of minor-league options. Since homering three times in his first two games for the Orioles last month, Parmelee is hitting .192 with one homer and a .568 OPS in 81 plate appearances while serving as the primary first baseman against right-handed pitching.Reimold is hitting just .235 with a .728 OPS in 57 plate appearances.In other roster-related news, the Orioles officially released left-handed reliever Wesley Wright after he was designated for assignment last week.last_img read more

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Wish list for improving the atmosphere of prep sports

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Take away the microphones from cheerleaders at prep football games. We appreciate the somersaults, human pyramids and general lift in spirit, but the amplified screaming and chanting isn’t tolerable. While on the subject of cheerleaders, transportation needs to be provided for far-off away games, especially during the playoffs. It was ridiculous, for instance, that no cheerleaders made the trip for Hart’s girls’ basketball victory at San Diego in the second round of the state playoffs last season. Allow food to be eaten inside the gymnasium at prep basketball games – even if that means schools must dish out an extra $50 or $100 to for a cleanup crew afterward. It’s the worst having to wolf down a hot dog and Coke in the lobby during a timeout or break between periods because we aren’t allowed to bring in food or drinks purchased at the snack bar. Build an accessible bathroom near the baseball fields at Canyon, Valencia and Saugus. This is a no-brainer. Allow marching bands from both home and away schools to perform at prep football games, instead of just the home school’s band. If such a thing isn’t in the budget, then it needs to be from now on. Doesn’t anyone understand the “battle of the bands” concept? Eliminate restrictions on the number of innings a prep baseball pitcher is allotted per week. No one wants to see injuries, but coaches should be trusted to use their best judgment. No one would think of limiting the number of carries for a running back in football – a much more dangerous sport – so why make the rule in baseball? Mete out real punishments if a prep coach or administrator is at fault in eligibility issues that cost a team victories or a playoff spot. No one hesitates to punish a student for not living up to his responsibilities, so why shouldn’t an adult be held to the same standard? Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. [email protected] (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Make me boss and I would: Build football stadiums at every Santa Clarita high school, not just some of them. Stadiums are an important way for schools to identify themselves, and, logistically, it’s a major hassle to play “home” games at a rival school. Here we go spending millions of dollars on artificial turf but no seats? That’s silly. Eliminate about half of the prep playoff divisions in the Southern Section, thereby adding much more significance to winning a title. The effect of such a change would be no more sub-.500 or fourth-place teams making the playoffs. Like the old days when I was in high school, football teams would need to go 8-2 or perhaps 7-3 to qualify for the postseason. Same deal for the other sports. You want to make the playoffs? You’ve really got to earn it. Provide cash bonuses to prep coaches who qualify for the playoffs and/or win section titles. If someone like Hart’s Mike Herrington or Canyon’s Harry Welch is willing to outwork other coaches, he deserves more money – just like in real life. last_img read more

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Traffic Stop Nets Paraphernalia and Schedule Four Drugs

first_imgShortly after 11:00 pm last evening,  a trooper from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg made a traffic stop on a 1991 Nissan Frontier for driving off of the roadway.The stop was made at Slate Run Road near May Drive in Floyd County. During the traffic stop, the passenger of the vehicle, Jodi C. Schaefer, 33, from New Albany, IN, was found to be in possession of alleged drug paraphernalia. A subsequent search found Jodi C. Schaefer to also be in possession of a Schedule Four Controlled Substance.Jodi C. Schaefer was placed under arrest for Possession of a Schedule Four Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia and incarcerated at the Floyd Country Jail awaiting her first court appearance.last_img

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