Limerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ Benjy

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleLimerick pensioners remanded on terrorism chargesNext articleInsider information Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan Jacques | [email protected] rights activist John Carmody is calling on Limerick people to help save the life of a ‘gay bull’ that is destined for slaughter because he has shown no interest in cows and has a sexual preference for other bulls.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN), founded by Mr Carmody, last week responded to plans to destroy Benjy, a pedigree Charolais bull, purchased for purposes of breeding by a farmer in County Mayo.ARAN has teamed up with one of the UK’s biggest online gay magazines THEGAYUK, and the Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich, to save Benjy.The group has secured a deal with the owner of the bull so the animal can live out his life in peace. THEGAYUK have also launched an online campaign to raise funds to purchase the bull and transport him from Ireland to Britain and help with the lifelong cost of keeping Benjy at the animal sanctuary.John Carmody said that Benjy’s plight is not only hitting the hearts of Irish people, but people worldwide and he has spoken to media sources from far and wide including RTE Radio One and Russia Today about the campaign.“I can’t believe how international this has gone,” said Mr Carmody.ARAN program co-ordinator Jackie Fitzgerald said that Benjy’s plight had touched hearts across the globe.“Like every other animal, Benjy should be to be free of death, pain and suffering.  We hope the people of Limerick get behind the fundraising drive to raise money to save Benjy,” she said.At the time of going to press terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon had donated €6,250 to the cause. NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsLimerick appeal to save ‘gay bull’ BenjyBy Alan Jacques – November 18, 2014 671 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print TAGSAnimal Rights Action Network (ARAN)Benjyfeaturedgay bullJohn CarmodylimerickSam SimonThe Simpsons Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

Hong Kong condo sale shatters record in slumping market

first_img Tags 21 Borrett RoadHong Kong is in a housing slump but one condo sale just shattered a record.A five-bedroom unit in a luxury condo tower sold for $59 million, the highest price per foot paid in Asia, Bloomberg reported.CK Asset Holdings Ltd. sold the 3,378-square-foot unit at 21 Borrett Road in the wealthy Mid-Levels neighborhood. The buyer was not named.That $17,542 per square foot broke the record set in 2017, according to the report. The 23rd-story unit includes a private pool and three parking spaces.Overall, Hong Kong luxury home prices fell 8 percent in 2020, compared to the 1 percent decline across the broader market, the report noted.ADVERTISEMENTThe pandemic has also worsened Hong Kong’s already falling real estate market. Office vacancies were at a 16-year high in the fall, and retail rents on the high-end boulevards have tumbled.There are other signs that the residential market could be improving, however.Earlier this month, a consortium of investors paid the Hong Kong government the equivalent of $935 million for a 1.25-acre residentially zoned parcel in the Peak neighborhood. It was the highest price shelled out for a government-owned residential property.The wider downward trend in Hong Kong has been attributed in part to the fierce anti-government protests and the Chinese government’s increasing involvement in the quasi-independent territory’s governance. [Bloomberg] — Dennis Lynch  Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink hong kongLuxury Real Estatelast_img read more

Bournemouth return to form with easy win over Norwich

first_img Dan Gosling opened the scoring for the home side with 10 minutes gone before Charlie Daniels converted from the spot shortly after half-time. Benik Afobe, Bournemouth’s record signing, then opened his account for the club following a cool finish with 15 minutes remaining. Daniels, a constant threat down Bournemouth’s left flank, was allowed to drift into the Norwich penalty area and appeared to be grappled to the floor by Russell Martin. The Canaries defender protested his innocence and referee Robert Madley waved away the home side’s appeals. Madley was back in the spotlight moments before the interval when Rudd scythed down Afobe on the edge of his own box. Harry Arter played Afobe through, and in attempting to clear the ball, Rudd took a wild swing with his right foot, before missing the ball and taking the former Wolves and Arsenal striker down with him. The home crowd chanted for a red card, but Rudd, with Sebastien Bassong and Ryan Bennett in close proximity, was shown only a yellow. Moments after the re-start and it was Madley who was once more the focus of the home support after Arter fell in the Norwich penalty area. Madley turned down his appeals and the Cherries midfielder was booked for his protests. Bournemouth, however, remained in the ascendancy and after Pugh’s header was cleared off the line by Martin, Bournemouth were finally awarded a spot-kick. Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe pulled back Pugh, and Madley had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot. Daniels stepped up to double Bournemouth’s advantage and it was no less than Howe’s side deserved. Afobe, in only his second appearance for Bournemouth, then completed the victory when he tapped home a fine cross from Daniels. The result takes Howe’s men above Norwich into 15th in the table with the Canaries now one point and one place below them. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Great win, fully deserved. Congrats bro on your first of many @Afobe_” – injured Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings RATINGS BOURNEMOUTH Artur Boruc 7 Simon Francis 7 Steve Cook 7 Charlie Daniels 9 Dan Gosling 8 Andrew Surman 7 Marc Pugh 7 Harry Arter 8 Adam Smith 7 Junior Stanislas 7 Benik Afobe 8 Subs: Eunan O’Kane 5 Glenn Murray 5 Yann Kermorgant 5 NORWICH Declan Rudd 5 Ryan Bennett 5 Russell Martin 5 Sebastien Bassong 4 Jonny Howson 5 Alex Tettey 5 Wes Hoolahan 5 Matt Jarvis 5 Robbie Brady 5 Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe 4 Dieumerci Mbokani 5 Subs: Cameron Jerome 5 Nathan Redmond 5 Graham Dorrans 5 STAR PLAYER Charlie Daniels – Turned in an impressive display for Bournemouth as he bombed up and down the left flank. He scored from the penalty spot and then assisted Benik Afobe for his first goal for the club with a fine cross. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Norwich manager Alex Neil turning the air blue with an array of expletives after Sebastien Bassong asked for someone to fetch his gloves moments after the kick-off. Neil did not look impressed with Bassong’s request, but the Cameroon defender got his wish. VIEW FROM THE BENCH That was Norwich’s third defeat in as many games and Neil cut a frustrated figure in the away dugout. In contrast, Eddie Howe will be delighted with his side’s response from their second-half horror show against West Ham only five days ago. MOAN OF THE MATCH How was Declan Rudd not sent off for his foul on Afobe? The Norwich goalkeeper scythed down Bournemouth’s new signing with a horror challenge, but was only booked. Not referee Robert Madley’s finest afternoon. NEXT UP Sunderland v Bournemouth (Barclays Premier League, January 23) Norwich v Liverpool (Barclays Premier League, January 23) Both sides made one change from their midweek defeats. Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh came in for the injured Matt Ritchie while Gary O’Neill, sent off against Stoke, was replaced by Matt Jarvis. Lewis Grabban had been expected to feature against his former club but the forward, who re-signed for the Cherries in a £7million deal earlier this month, was said to be suffering from an illness. Bournemouth may have suffered a 3-1 home defeat against West Ham on Tuesday night, but there was no sign of any hangover for Howe’s side. Indeed it was the south coast club – on a winless run of four matches heading into Saturday’s fixture – who came flying out of the blocks. Afobe fizzed a 20-yard effort over Declan Rudd’s bar with only two minutes gone, before Junior Stanislas’ deflected shot then fell into the hands of the grateful Norwich goalkeeper. Bournemouth have gained a reputation as fast-starters – having scored six goals inside the opening 15 minutes which is more than any other Premier League club – and with 10 minutes on the clock they increased that tally to seven. Gosling ghosted unmarked into the Norwich area before Marc Pugh’s pinpoint cross was headed home by the former Everton midfielder. It was Gosling’s third league goal of the campaign and no less than the home side deserved for their early endeavour. Gosling’s curling left-footed effort then went narrowly wide of Rudd’s right post before Bournemouth probably should have been given the chance to extend their lead from 12 yards. Bournemouth recorded the biggest win of their short Barclays Premier League tenure after cruising to a 3-0 victory against Norwich. Press Associationlast_img read more