Senator Leising talks Emotional Support Animals

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Over the last few years, I have received numerous constituent complaints regarding emotional support and service animal fraud. For example, airline passengers have tried to bring pets onto flights without paying fees, and tenants have taken advantage of apartment owners to get by no-pet policies.Recently, in Indiana, an apartment owner told me a tenant brought 2 cats and 10 rats to their apartment complex, stating they were needed for emotional support.After looking into the problem, I found these animals are largely regulated by the federal government. Service animals are regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, emotional support animals are regulated by the Fair Housing Act, and animals on airlines are regulated by the Air Carrier Access Act.To begin addressing this issue at the state level, I focused on emotional support animal fraud. During the 2018 session, I authored Senate Enrolled Act 240, which allows individuals offering to rent or make available a dwelling to those with emotional support animals to request written proof of their need for the animal from a health service provider if their disability is not apparent.The bill also makes it a Class A infraction if an individual submits a request for an emotional support animal that falsely suggests they have a disability, entitling them to have the animal in a dwelling.Sally Irvin, the founder and program director of the Indiana Canine Assistant Network, supported my legislation, saying it will help assure the welfare of the public, people with disabilities and even their animals are protected.Gov. Eric Holcomb recently signed SEA 240 into law. While this bill is a step in the right direction, passing other legislation may be difficult because of federal regulation. However, I will continue to look into the issue to see what else can be done at the state level.For more information on the legislation, click here.last_img read more

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Indianapolis-based company recalls salad products

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Caito Foods, LLC, an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,532 pounds of ready-to-eat salad and bowl products made with chicken that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The ready-to-eat salads and bowls made with chicken were produced from Oct. 6, 2018, through Oct. 14, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF only)]5-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “good & deLISH sante fe style salad with chicken,” with “ENJOY BY” dates of 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).75-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken,” with “Sell By” date of 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).25-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “FRESH Garden HIGHWAY SALADS SANTA FE STYLE SALAD WITH CHICKEN,” with “Best If Sold By” dates of 10/12/18 through 10/20/18 (inclusive).12-oz. plastic bowl packages containing “good to go! Chipotle Chicken Bowl,” with “Sell By” dates of 10/11/18 through 10/19/18 (inclusive).75-oz. plastic clamshell packages containing “FRESH Garden HIGHWAY Santa Fe Style Salad with Chicken,” with “Best if Sold By” dates of 10/13/18 through 10/21/18 (inclusive).The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-39985” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri.The problem was discovered on Oct, 14, 2018, when Caito Foods, LLC received notification that the corn used in the production of their ready-to-eat salad products was being recalled by their corn supplier due to Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella concerns.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The most common symptoms of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated product. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. In some persons, however, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Older adults, infants, and persons with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop a severe illness. Individuals concerned about an illness should contact their health care provider.Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.last_img read more

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It’s tradition: Whitwell tops Thursday IMCA Modified main at Dirt Track

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 3) – R.C. Whitwell continued one Las Vegas Motor Speedway tradition Thursday night.He’ll look to improve on another Friday.For the third straight year, Whitwell was Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner on opening night of the midweek special at the half-mile Dirt Track. He was the night two runner-up there in 2014 and 2015, a trend he hopes to reverse with another $750 checkers.The victory was his first in 10 starts this season.“I’d already won five or six features by this time last year so it felt pretty good to finally get this one,” said Whitwell, who started on the pole and led all 25 laps. “We got into lapped traffic but I was able to zip through without any problems.”Cody Laney and Bobby Hogge IV also drove Bill Henderson-owned cars and finished second and third, respectively. Laney ran out of time to reel in Whitwell and ended some seven car lengths off the pace.Colt Mather and Ethan Dotson completed the top five.Thirty-nine drivers signed in and eight states were represented in the main event.Another $750 top prize, plus IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and Allstar Performance State points, are at stake on Friday.Modified heat races start at approximately 9:25 p.m. Friday.Feature results – 1. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; 2. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 3. Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; 4. Colt Mather, Keswick, Iowa; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; 7. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 8. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; 9. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 10. Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; 11. Robert Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 12. Steve Simpson Jr., Kingman, Ariz.; 13. Phil Penney, Percival, Iowa; 14. Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; 15. Jim Perkins, Williams, Ariz.; 16. Randy McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 17. Jake Donnelly, Rigby, Idaho; 18. Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; 19. Charles Davis Jr., Buckeye, Ariz.; 20. Rick Durica, Las Vegas; 21. Kevin Irwin, Bakersfield, Calif.; 22. Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; 23. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.last_img read more

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One Stroke Lead for UWF at GSC Championships

first_img Share One Stroke Lead for UWF at GSC Championships April 23, 2007HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Top ranked West Florida is 18 holes away from winning their eighth Gulf South Conference title, and defending last year’s championship. The Argonauts have a one stroke lead over 10th ranked North Alabama through two rounds at the GSC Men’s Golf Championship. David Lingmerth (Tranas, Sweden), Matthew Galloway (Valrico, Fla. / Durant HS), and Federico Damus (Posadas, Argentina) are in a tie for fifth place with a 143 (-1).West Florida has a 573 (287-286) through 36 holes at the par 72, 6,690 yard Hot Springs Country Club in Hot Springs, Ark. North Alabama has a 574, and 19th ranked Valdosta State is in third place with a 578. In fourth place is 23rd ranked Arkansas Tech with a 582.Lingmerth and Galloway shot rounds of 70 and 73. Damus shot a 73 and a 70. Matthew Berzovich (Longwood, Fla. / Lake Brantley HS) is tied for 11th with a 144, E (74-70). Leonardo Di Marino (Laferrere, Argentina) shot a 149, +5 (75-74). Jason Flowers of Valdosta State has the lead. Flowers is shooting a 138, -6 (72-66).The third and final round starts tomorrow. For detailed results and statistics check the schedule/results page for men’s golf at goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Meade team headed by Monksland

first_img The handler will have at least three other runners at jumps racing’s premier fixture. “I’m going to run Road To Riches in the Albert Bartlett, Busty Brown probably in the same race, and Il Fenomeno in the County Hurdle,” he went on. One of Meade’s stable stars who will not be travelling across the Irish Sea next week is Texas Jack. He will bypass the Jewson Novices’ Chase and may wait for the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on March 31, although Meade has given him an entry at Naas on Sunday. “He’s staying at home. I think we will be going for the Powers Gold Cup. We did enter him on Sunday in a Grade Three race at Naas, but he probably won’t run until the Powers Gold Cup,” said the trainer. “I haven’t made my mind up about it yet.” Monksland will head Noel Meade’s team for the Cheltenham Festival when he lines up for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle on Thursday week. The County Meath handler reports the preparation for the stayers’ championship to have gone well since the six-year-old won the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown in December. “Everything’s OK with him and it’s all gone to plan so far. We’ll have to cope with whatever the ground is. I’m more worried about getting there than the ground,” said Meade. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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RHTY&SC, M.S and DMLAS launch

first_imgCricket Development Programme, Teachers Award Programme.THE Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club( M.S) ambitious plans to host a record 500 programmes/activities for 2017 received a major boost when Insurance giants, Demerara Mutual Life Insurance Society(DMLAS) came on board as an official sponsor.DMLAS would be supporting a trial six-months development Cricket Programme for junior and female cricketers of the RHTY&SC. The Insurance Company would also be sponsoring an award scheme for outstanding teachers of Region 6 at the Primary and Secondary levels.The Club’s eight cricket teams along with its Cricket Developers Educational Committee would be responsible for the successful hosting of both Programmes. Under the Cricket Development Programme a total of 50 male youths and 25 female cricketers would be involved in a six-months developmental programme under the guidance of Coach Delbert Hicks.Apart from coaching on the cricket field, the players would also be involved in classroom lectures on a wide range of topics to be conducted by Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster.There will also be a series of practise matches.DMLAS would support the programme by paying a weekly stipend to the Coach for the six-months period and providing cricket balls and equipment. The main objectives would be to make sure that all club members are properly ready to represent the RHTY&SC, to educate them on topics of importance to them and to prepare them for role model status.Among the players who would be part of the programme would be Kevlon Anderson, Kevin Sinclair, Sylus Tyndall, Simon Naidu, Junior Sinclair, Brandon Corlette, Keith Simpson, Chanderpaul Govindan, Mahendra Gopilall, Joshua Wilson, Marian Samaroo, Shenneta Grimmond, Vijay Gopilall, Christopher Deroop, Joshua Rampersaud, Justin Gobin, Lucas Arthur, Tyreese Sealey, Matthew Pottaya and Matthew Prass.The RHTY&SC/DMLAS Teacher-of-the-Year Programme would be hosted in September for outstanding teachers at the Primary and Secondary level. Three teachers each from the two levels with the two winners receiving $100,000.00 and a trophy respectively. The Teachers-of-the-Year 2017 for the Primary School level would be selected based on the results of the National Grade Six Examinations while the Secondary level would be based on the CSEC results.Foster explained that the main objectives are to inspire teachers to set a high standard, to improve the standard of teaching in Berbice and to inspire young teachers to follow in the footsteps of their role models.The long serving RHTY&SC Secretary expressed gratitude to the Management and Staff of DMLAS for their support. Special mention was made of CEO Geoffrey Brewster and Marketing Manager Clarence Perry,both members of the RHTY&SC. The DMLAS Chief Executive Officer stated that his company was passionate about investing in sports and education and praised the RHTY&SC for its visionary ideas that was presented to his company.He expressed confidence that the programmes would be successful and that the relationships between the DMLAS and RHTY&SC would be strengthened in the future.last_img read more

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Pollard’s special not enough to save Barbados Tridents

first_imgA sensational lone-hand from Kieron Pollard was not quite enough to take Barbados Tridents home in a thrilling match in Lauderhill. Chasing an improbable 155 to win on a slow pitch, the Tridents slid to 54 for 5, requiring a further 101 off 48 balls when Pollard played one of the great Hero CPL innings.Pollard’s 62 off just 33 balls single-handedly took the Tridents to the brink of victory but a lack of support from his teammates meant that when he was dismissed off the last ball of the 19th over, the Tridents hopes of victory went with him.After a cautious start, Pollard’s power took the slow pitch out of the equation and he muscled six sixes and two fours in an astonishing assault. He was aided by some wayward bowling from the Tallawahs but the enormity of the task at hand demanded more than just poor bowling.Every time the match seemed to be slipping away from the Tridents, Pollard responded with muscular power, heaving boundaries over the leg side and clubbing them down the ground. When he took 18 off the 18th over, bowled by Shakib, reducing the equation to 25 off 12 balls, the match finally seemed within the Tridents grasp.However, a superb over of death bowling from Mohammad Sami, who finished with 4 for 12, stopped Pollard at the last hurdle. After conceding just five from the first five balls, Sami dismissed the key man as he attempted an audacious ramp shot off the last ball of the over.Until Pollard’s assault, the Tallawahs had been in control of the game for the majority of the match—a middle-order blip notwithstanding.After winning the toss, the Tallawahs innings started brightly with Kumar Sangakkara hitting three sumptuous boundaries square on the off side before an attempted fourth was brilliantly plucked out of the air by Kane Williamson at backward point.Despite the loss of Sangakkara, the Tallawahs continued onwards unperturbed with Lendl Simmons using his feet to manufacture three boundaries. At the end of the Powerplay, the Tallawahs had scored 45 for 1.Once the field dropped back, the Tridents reined the Tallwahs in with four tight overs of spin, costing just 20. The pressure of that period told in the 11th over when Wahab Riaz struck three times in four balls, dismissing Simmons – caught at mid-wicket, Imad Wasim, trapped leg before wicket, and Rovman Powell, chopping onto his stumps. The over ended up as a triple-wicket maiden and threatened to derail the Tallawahs effort with nine overs to go.The gutting of the Tallawahs middle order brought together Andre McCarthy, who was unbeaten on a run-a-ball 20 and Shakib Al Hasan. Their critical partnership of 81—dominated by McCarthy but culminating in a Shakib cameo—owed a fair bit to the poor fielding of the Tridents who dropped McCarthy twice.The Tallawahs’ total of 154-5 was the highest of the season to date, and on a sluggish pitch the Tridents were faced with a tough task.That task became significantly more difficult after a tight opening two overs ended with Imad bowling Williamson with a ball that turned past the outside edge to take the top of off stump. The Tallawahs maintained the pressure through the Powerplay and when Shoaib was run out in the fifth over, leaving the Tridents 23 for 2, the odds were firmly stacked against them.Another run out—a direct hit from Sami—saw the back of Hosein and when in his following over Sami removed the struggling Dwayne Smith for 21 off 31, and Nicolas Pooran for a first ball duck, the match rested solely on the broad shoulders of Pollard. In the end, even his best was not enough.last_img read more

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FIFA bribery trial due to kick off in New York court

first_imgBy Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than two years after U.S. prosecutors unveiled a sweeping corruption case that rocked FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, three former officials linked to the organization are due to face trial on graft charges on Monday in a New York court.Selection of jurors is scheduled to begin before U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen in Brooklyn. On trial Manuel Burga, former president of Peru’s soccer federation; José Maria Marin, the former president of Brazil’s soccer federation; and Juan Ángel Napout, formerly president of the South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL and of Paraguay’s soccer federation.U.S. prosecutors have accused the three of taking bribes and kickbacks in connection with the sale of media and marketing rights to Copa America and Copa Libertadores tournaments, international competitions organized by CONMEBOL.The trial is part of a sweeping criminal probe in which U.S. prosecutors have charged 42 people and entities. Prosecutors have described a widespread culture of corruption around the awarding of media and marketing rights to soccer games throughout the world. Burga, Marin and Napout are the first of the people charged to go to trial.Twenty-four people have pleaded guilty, most of them since the probe was announced in May 2015, though the first pleas came in 2013. The charges against one of those people, U.S. soccer official Charles Blazer, were voided after his death in July.“After waiting two years, Mr. Napout looks forward to his day in court,” Napout’s lawyer, Silvia Pinera-Vazquez, said on Friday.Charles Stillman, a lawyer for Marin, and Bruce Udolf, a lawyer for Burga, declined to comment.Among the defendants who have pleaded guilty in the case are Jeffrey Webb, a former FIFA vice president and president of CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean; and José Hawilla, accused of paying bribes to secure contracts for his sports marketing company, Traffic Group.In October, Costas Takkas, described by prosecutors as Webb’s attache, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and Hector Trujillo, a former secretary general of the Guatemalan soccer federation, was sentenced to eight months.Other defendants have not been extradited to the United States.Sepp Blatter, who served as FIFA’s president from 1998 until he was suspended in late 2015, was not charged in the case.Authorities in Switzerland, where FIFA is based, said in October that they were investigating potential bribery around media rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups.last_img read more

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England manager on brink after sting operation

first_imgIt’s believed Allardyce is currently at Wembley meeting with FA officials.Sky Sports News reporter Bryan Swanson says one source in the FA has told him they have concerns. The UK Times are reporting Allardyce is set to lose his job after just 2 months in charge after he was involved in a sting operation by the Daily Telegraph.Videos have shown the 61 year old telling undercover agents how to bend the FA’s transfer rules, and negotiating a fee of 400 thousand pounds with a fake business firm.He’s also seen making disparaging comments about Gary Neville and his predecessor Roy Hodgson.last_img read more

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Abia Warriors Unveil Everton as New Manager

first_imgAbia Warriors Football Club of Umuahia has formally unveiled Brazilian Coach, Rafael Everton Lira as its new Manager.At a short but impressive ceremony which took place at the Warriors home ground in Umuahia, Club Chairman, Chief Emeka Inyama disclosed that the former Fluminense FC of Brazil playmaker, has signed a two-year contract with the Abia State owned club. Chief Inyama said in signing Everton, Abia Warriors has given him the mandate to restructure and re-organise the playing architecture of the club in order to achieve the required results.In an answer to a question, the Abia Warriors Chairman said the club, having sojourned in the elite division of the Nigerian league for four seasons, now has a bigger ambition and has therefore given Everton the mandate to be part of the big contenders for the league at the end of the season as well as groom marketable players for the business of the game.He assured the coach of management’s support at all times and wished him the best in his new assignment.Responding, Everton said he has come to Umuahia with the intention of making the club one of the best in the land adding that he was happy with what he has seen on the ground.Everton, who also played for Sport Club Do Recife before he hung his boots as a player, said he recognises the challenges before him as the new Abia Warriors chief tactician and hoped he would help the club realise its ambition of at least getting one of the continental slots at the end of the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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