DID you watch Britain’s’ Favourite Dogs on ITV this week? Ben Fogle and Sara Cox revealed the results of a poll of 10,000 people, with plenty of celebrity pet owners, including Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby taking part in the programme. Even Prince Harry was included as owners tried to explain why their favourite breed was the best. So, guess which breed came fourth - out of literally thousands of different breeds.... The staffie! Leaving many popular dog breeds in their wake, springer spaniels (9th), dachshunds (17th), French bulldogs (31st), puggle - a cross between a beagle and a pug (58th) - staffies were only pipped in the stakes by labradors (1st), crossbreeds (2nd) and Jack Russel Terriers (3rd). So if you want to meet some of the most popular dogs in the UK why not come down to Newport City Dogs Home, where we have some waiting to find their forever families. The beautiful Rosa and handsome William have both arrived at the dogs home recently and … [Read more...] about Can you give Staffies William and Rosa a home?
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In QClash15, the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns will go head-to-head on Sunday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4:45pm AEST. Brisbane and Gold Coast were both demolished by their opposition last week; Brisbane suffering a humiliating 93 point loss to Richmond and the Suns receiving an 80 point hiding by West Coast. After challenging and almost beating Port Adelaide the week before, a 93-point loss has completely ruined any ‘positive’ talk about the Lions. Managing just 17 points for an entire game (two goals, five behinds), Brisbane will need to bounce back this week against their Queensland rivals. After two good wins, the Suns have had two disappointing games in the west against Fremantle and West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium. Against the West Coast Eagles there were some good moments for the Suns, but they let the game go in the second and fourth quarters, only scoring one goal in each and allowing the Eagles to eight and six … [Read more...] about Brisbane Lions vs Gold Coast Suns: AFL live scores, blog
Match result: The Geelong Cats have demolished the Gold Coast Suns by 85 points at Metricon Stadium on Saturday evening. Final score Match preview: The Gold Coast Suns are finally home at Metricon Stadium this Saturday, hosting former teammate Gary Ablett and the Geelong Cats. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4:35pm AEST. The Suns have enjoyed a well-needed week off thanks to an early bye following their game against the Power in Shanghai. Gold Coast return to their official home of Metricon Stadium this round after its transformation for the Commonwealth Games, mentally this will be a huge boost for them. Meanwhile, Geelong are coming off a win, beating the struggling Carlton Blues by 28 points last Saturday night. It was a battle for the Cats, but they kicked away in the last quarter to secure their sixth win of the season. Young forward-ruckman, Esava Ratugolea, looked to be fitting in nicely with Tom Hawkins in the forward line, but a broken ankle against … [Read more...] about Gold Coast Suns vs Geelong Cats: AFL live scores, blog
The post wasn’t even a veiled threat, and the teenager typing on the other end meant it when she said she was going to kill herself. Jackie Rosas, an 18-year-old from Cathedral City, Ca., knew she couldn’t let it happen. She called a national suicide hot line. But she had virtually no information about the other girl, who was somewhere in the World Wide Web, to file a report. Little did Rosas know the girl was in Union Township, N.J., 2,700 miles away, preparing to follow through on the threat. “She blogged, saying she was going to end her life,” Rosas told The Desert Sun. “She had been fighting this depression, and when she posted that, my instinct was that she was serious. She wrote something like: ‘I’m going to kill myself. There is no other option.’” Rosas had followed the girl’s Tumblr blog for some time and seen other posts indicating depression. Other users on the site relentlessly bullied the girl, whom … [Read more...] about Girl in NJ threatening suicide saved by California teen who saw her ominous blog post
I am happy to welcome Rosa Terlazzo as the next featured philosop-her. She is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Kansas State University, and specializes in social and political philosophy. Her current research concerns adaptive preferences, children, autonomy, and political liberalism. Rosa’s work has been published in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Her post follows. –MK Children, Adults, and Adaptive Preferences Rosa Terlazzo Many thanks to Meena for starting this blog, and for letting me be a part of it! In this post, I’m going to discuss a problem at the intersection of two of my areas of interest: adaptive preferences and non-ideal theory. Roughly, the problem is this: while theorizing about adaptive preferences rightly belongs to non-ideal theory, even the best current work on the problem remains idealized in one unacknowledged and unacceptable way: it considers only the needs and interests of adults, and fails to acknowledge the ways in … [Read more...] about Featured Philosop-her: Rosa Terlazzo
Mattel has released new Barbie dolls that pay tribute to civil rights activist Rosa Parks and astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. The dolls, which were timed to coincide with Women's Equality Day on Monday, are the latest in Barbie's "Inspiring Women" series. "These historical women broke boundaries that made the world a better place for future generations of girls," Mattel said. Parks was called the "mother of the modern civil rights movement" after she famously refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955 during segregation. Her arrest led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. After decades of activism, she went on to be awarded the presidential medal of freedom, among other honors. Her doll features a floral dress under a wool coat and has a pillbox hat and clutch accessories, a Mattel blog post notes. Ride became the first American woman, and youngest, to fly in space as an astronaut on-board the space shuttle Challenger in … [Read more...] about Barbie Releases Dolls Honoring Rosa Parks, Sally Ride