Donegal ISPCA seeking owners of rescued rabbits

first_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – August 21, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook ISPCA release in full – The ISPCA responded to a call from a member of the public about two rabbits on the loose in the Woods Estate near Buncrana, Co. Donegal.  The rabbits had been sighted by a number of people over a couple of weeks however, the rabbits were very nervous making it near impossible to catch them.A kind hearted lady who was concerned about them, set to work coaxing them into her garden and was successful in catching them after many efforts to do so. She contacted the ISPCA for help and now both rabbits are now safe in ISPCA care at the Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre Ramelton, in Letterkenny, where they are recuperating after their ordeal. Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Donegal ISPCA is trying to locate the owners of two pet rabbits found on the loose in the vicinity of the Woods Estate near Buncrana.The ISPCA says the rabbits had been sighted by a number of people over a couple of weeks, but they were very nervous making it near impossible to catch them. One of them, a male has an eye deformity, but otherwise both are in reasonably good health.They have now been caught, and are now at the Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Ramelton.However, the ISPCA are asking if anyone can provide them with a hutch, as their current accommodation is unsuitable.The Centre Manager is Denise McCausland………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/deniseispca.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest ISPCA Centre Manager, Denise McCausland, said:  “We are appealing for information to help trace an owner for these little guys who may have escaped. One of the male rabbits has a deformity in his right eye and it is unclear if he has any vision and whether it is a result of a previous or recent injury. Both rabbits appear to be in reasonably good health, just a little tired and hungry. The male rabbit appears to be neutered and they are both currently being veterinary assessed.”Denise added:  “Huge thanks to the animal loving public for reporting the sightings and for the numerous efforts to capture them.  Domestic rabbits would struggle to fend for themselves in the wild and were in serious danger from predators, placing them in a very vulnerable position. We currently have no rabbit hutch or enclosure at the Centre and we hope someone might like to donate one, used or new, so we have a dedicated space to help more rescued rabbits”. WhatsApp Previous articleDerry PSNI seek taxi driver who picked up missing personNext articleUlster Senior League sign new sponsorship deal News Highland Donegal ISPCA seeking owners of rescued rabbits FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+last_img read more

BRI restructures 2.8 million loans to MSMEs to cushion virus impact

first_img“Our goal is to leverage Rp 30 trillion in loans over three months to boost the economic strength of MSMEs and keep our economic engine running,” Sunarso said in a statement.Small and medium enterprises, which provide more than half of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), have been hit severely by the pandemic as Indonesia’s economic growth slowed to 2.97 percent in the first quarter of 2020.The government has allocated Rp 123.46 trillion of the total Rp 695.2 trillion in COVID-19 response funding to aid small businesses and cooperatives during the ongoing global health crisis.It previously channeled Rp 11.84 trillion of the program’s budget to MSMEs in the form of debt restructuring funds, investment funds for cooperatives through the Revolving Fund Management Agency (LPDB) and microcredit program (KUR) interest subsidies. Of the Rp 24 trillion in loans disbursed by BRI, Rp 18 trillion has been channeled to micro-businesses while Rp 4.8 trillion has been given to small businesses, according to the bank’s micro-business division head, Made Antara Jaya, on July 30.“We are providing additional capital to MSMEs, which have been affected by the pandemic but are still financially resilient,” Made said.The state-owned bank has also provided an additional Rp 752.2 billion in interest subsidies to 5.2 million KUR and non-KUR accounts.State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) deputy minister Kartika “Tiko” Wirjoatmodjo previously said that state-owned banks had collectively disbursed Rp 43.5 trillion in working capital loans from the fund provided by the government.The figure was 145 percent of the total Rp 30 trillion provided by the government in June, which was intended to be channeled into loans to shield businesses from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani recently said the government was working on a plan to transfer working capital directly to MSMEs that had yet to receive access to financing from banks.The government has also disbursed credit insurance premiums worth Rp 5 trillion to state-owned credit insurers PT Jaminan Kredit Indonesia (Jamkrindo) and PT Asuransi Kredit Indonesia (Askrindo) to guarantee working capital loans of Rp 100 trillion and help MSMEs survive the pandemic.Topics : State-owned Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) has restructured 2.88 million loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) worth Rp 179.17 trillion (US$12.35 billion), a bank executive has said.BRI president director Sunarso said on July 29 that the company had also granted Rp 24 trillion in loans to MSMEs that had been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans were disbursed to 565,000 MSMEs and sourced from the government’s national economic recovery (PEN) fund.The government placed a total of Rp 30 trillion into the Association of State-Owned Banks (Himbara) on June 24, of which BRI received Rp 10 trillion.last_img read more

No. 3 Wisconsin ready for upset-minded Phoenix

first_imgDuring a 16-game winning streak last season, the closest margin of victory for the Wisconsin men’s basketball came less than 140 miles away against the Green Bay Phoenix.Led by senior guard Keifer Sykes, the Phoenix put up a tough fight against the then No. 20 Wisconsin, but thanks to 14 second-half points from Frank Kaminsky, the Badgers ultimately came away from the Resch Center with a 69-66 win.But as the teams are set to square off for the 16th straight season Wednesday, that game just more than a year ago in Green Bay is one that still sticks out in several of the UW player’s minds.“Green Bay’s a good program,” Wisconsin junior forward Sam Dekker said. “They almost knocked us off last year. … They knocked us off before I got here but we’re still reminded of that. They always play us pretty tough and pretty well so they’re not a team you can look down upon because they’re a team that can knock anyone off at any time.”Sykes led the Phoenix in scoring and torched the Badgers for 32 points last season in Green Bay. Earlier this week he was one of 50 players to be named to the Wooden Award – given annually to the nation’s top player – Preseason Top 50 along with Dekker and Kaminsky.Much like Wisconsin, Green Bay is returning the majority of their team that won the Horizon League Championship last season. Wisconsin redshirt senior guard Josh Gasser knows they’ll be in for a tough non-conference test come Wednesday.“It’s going to be a battle,” Gasser said. “It will be no different this year. They got Sykes returning who dropped 30-some [points] on us last season and he’s only gotten better. So they got their core group back for the most part, as do we, so I’m expecting another grind it out, great game.”Entering their second week ranked No. 3 in the AP poll, the Badgers (2-0) are coming off two wins this past weekend to open up their season. Last Friday, Wisconsin took care of Northern Kentucky before disposing of Chattanooga Sunday afternoon.Wednesday the Badgers will be aided by the return of redshirt senior forward Duje Dukan who will be back after missing the first two games of the regular season due to a NCAA ruling on his eligibility. Dukan will add depth to the UW frontcourt as he will likely be the first or second guy off the bench this season.Dukan’s forced absence was one that was met with much criticism by his teammates, prompting the “Free Duje” hashtag to make its rounds. Now that he’s back, Dukan’s teammates are anxiously awaiting his return to the court as he can provide yet another threat for this already talented Wisconsin team.“It’s huge for us,” Gasser said of Dukan’s return. “I mean, Duje’s an incredible player. It just gives us another scoring option that we already have. He’s been waiting for his time so long in his career – freshman, sophomore, his redshirt year – so he was really excited about his senior year, and now I think he’s even more excited to get back at it.”But as one can imagine, Dukan is the one that is most excited to return to the court. He’s more than ready to ditch the three-piece suit for the cardinal and white of a Wisconsin jersey.“I can’t wait,” Dukan said. “Can’t even put it into words how excited I am to put the jersey back on and get ready to get out with the guys on Wednesday.”Wisconsin is a perfect 16-0 against the Phoenix in Madison and own a 19-1 overall record against their in-state rival. The Badgers haven’t had much trouble against other Horizon League teams, posting a 60-3 mark against the conference overall.Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday night from the Kohl Center. The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.last_img read more