Mojo barking mad at breeder’s insult

first_imgTwitter Print Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsMojo barking mad at breeder’s insultBy admin – September 10, 2009 789 center_img Facebook Previous articleCois Fharraige 2009 Win TicketsNext article‘Feuds brought to Elm Park’ – claim admin Local dog deemed not ‘worthy’ enoughMOJO, a winner at the recent Limerick Dog Show, was not considered ‘worthy’ enough by a county Antrim owner for breeding purposes. The owner of the Newfoundland dog was recently looking for a mate for her pet, but felt insulted when told that there were no dogs of that variety worthy of breeding in the Limerick region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mojo was purchased by his owner in Pallasgreen, and the Canadian Newfoundland breed was entered in numerous competitions, in which he often took first place.The animal was ‘top dog’ in a large breed category at this year’s Limerick Show in Patrickswell, and it was there that the pet owner met a dog groomer who told her that her 10-month-old pup could be a contender for championship shows.This prompted the owner, who also has a German Shepherd, to consider breeding the dog, and she and her husband began looking for a suitable mate. They got in touch with a breeder in Antrim.This breeder, who had previously entered dogs in Crufts, said a mate could not be provided as there were no Newfoundlands worthy of breeding from Limerick, and that it would be a waste of time to enter the dog in any competitions in other parts of the country where “the standard would be much higher”. The Limerick Post contacted Limerick Animal Sanctuary to find out if there was any foundation in this woman’s claims, and spokesperson Anne Kelly told us: “This is a totally unfounded claim, and there is no way she could know this to be true.“If the owner of the dog is still interested in breeding him, she should contact The Kennel Club to point her in the right direction, but this is a very weighty decision to make and shouldn’t be jumped into.“It’s generally not the best scenario to stud family pets as they change their behaviour. Also, Newfoundlands are quite costly to buy and tend to have large litters of puppies, so this may not be the best economic climate for it”. Newfoundlands are costly to buy. Emaillast_img read more

New report details how USOC, USAG failed to protect athletes in Larry Nassar sex abuse case

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailsportpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) — A report by the law firm Ropes and Gray shows two of the top US Olympic Committee executives failed to act after learning about abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor, Larry Nassar. The report says former CEO Scott Blackmun and Chief of Sport Performance Alan Ashley were told about allegations of Nassar’s abuse by former USA Gymnastics CEO Steve Penny in July 2015, more than a year before it was first reported by the Indianapolis Star in September 2016. Ashley was fired on Monday by current USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland. Blackmun resigned in February due to health concerns stemming from cancer. The 223 page report detailed Nassar’s decades-long abuse of athletes and how the USOC and USA Gymnastics failed to adopt appropriate child protective policies and procedures to ensure a culture of safety for young athletes. It also stated the USOC and USA Gymnastics had governance structure and policies in place to allow abuse to occur and continue without effective intervention. The report said Blackmun told investigators that within a week of learning about the allegations he initiated an internal effort to alert the SafeSport team to the allegations and to confirm the USOC was taking the appropriate steps. The report concludes none of that happened and USOC only started to address the allegations after the Indianapolis Star report.  Nassar is serving decades in prison on charges of child pornography and for molesting girls and women under the guise of medical treatment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund December 10, 2018 /Sports News – National New report details how USOC, USAG failed to protect athletes in Larry Nassar sex abuse casecenter_img Written bylast_img read more