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This article talks about the unique situation of pregnancy and childbirth during the pandemic. It says that there has been a surge in demand for midwives and home births to avoid hospitals. Home births done by midwives are generally a safe alternative, but in case of an emergency, ambulance response times are down. This article is mostly about the home birth experience and less about the pandemic, but it reminded me of something my mom was talking about the other day. She had my younger brother the week after 9/11, and because of travel restrictions, was alone for the first few weeks of my brother’s life because my dad had to work. She was taking care of an infant and two toddlers (my sister and I) in a time of fear and uncertainty, and her story mirrors the mothers who are giving birth during the pandemic.
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I was really interested in how this article describes the unpaid labor that women (or at least, mainly women) take on and how that has been exacerbated during the pandemic. Childcare, laundry, cooking, all the necessary domestic tasks generally fall to women. Heterosexual couples are especially subjected to this because the man is generally the higher earner, thus the wife has to look after their children. I think it is good and insightful to apply a labor studies lens to domestic work, and I think this article could go further in examining how this issue can be made worse by poverty.
On Sunday morning, I saw a tweet from the New York Times about an article about Joe Biden’s accuser, Tara Reid, that read: “”No other allegation about sexual assault surfaced in the course of reporting, nor did any former Biden staff members corroborate any details of Ms. Reade’s allegation. The Times found no pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Biden, beyond the hugs, kisses and touching that women previously said made them uncomfortable”. Since deleted, this tweet demonstrates the attitudes about sexual assault allegations and men in power. Reid is seen as rash and opportunistic for coming forward with allegations against Joe Biden. She has been disparaged by commentators from both sides, even by those who embraced the #MeToo movement. I think it’s hypocritical to not take her (or any woman’s) allegations seriously. It is disgusting that both candidates for president have been accused of sexual assault, and insulting to be subjected to twitter debates about how one may be a lesser rapist than the other.
This op-ed in the times caught my eye because it alludes to the intersection of women and labor, specifically how “mommy tracks” (work from home policies designed to accommodate mothers) have been less valued than in-office workers. This has changed, obviously, with the covid-19 crisis, but points out that these solutions have always been viable and workable, but employers have not used them. Work from home for mothers is (or was) stigmatized and seen as less valuable, but that has shifted now that it is mandatory. It points out how care relationships (whether child or elderly parent) are foisted onto women unequally, and their care work is not seen as actual labor that merits compensation, but is just a cost of being a woman.
This article talks about how domestic violence hotlines and crisis centers have had to adapt to the covid-19 crisis. Nationwide, hotline and 911 calls have increased due to quarantines/lockdowns, as many women are trapped in their homes with abusive spouses. Children are home from school and away from resources like teachers and counselors, leaving them vulnerable and without access to help. Organizations are struggling to help from afar, and some have implemented text lines. It is totally heartbreaking to see how the pandemic is impacting battered women, and showing society’s stratifications in harsh relief.
After failing to win any states in the Democratic Primary, Elizabeth Warren dropped out this week. This New Yorker article details the sadness and anger of her supporters, who blame institutional sexism for the fall of their candidate. As a feminist but also an avowed Bernie supporter, I am conflicted as to how to feel about this. Yes, the American electorate is fundamentally sexist, and that has an affect on the way a powerful, smart, woman such as Warren is perceived. On the other hand, I can’t help but remember how she flip-flopped on Medicare for all and pretended for decades to be Native American. I hate to repeat conservative talking points, but the damage to her reputation was done long ago. Part of the despair of many Warren supporters is that they no longer see any of the candidates as people they can relate to. I understand how important representation is, but can’t help but see this as a bad faith argument. Yes, we no longer have a female candidate for president (or at least a viable one, Tulsi Gabbard) , but we have one who will materially change the lives of hundreds of millions of women, and codify their rights into law.
In this episode of The Daily, Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, is interviewed about her thoughts on the Weinstein trial and the #MeToo movement. The interviewer, Megan Twohey, is one of the journalists that originally broke the Weinstein story in the Times in 2017. Rotunno expresses empathy for men accused of sexual misconduct, whom she has built a career around defending. Rotunno decries the culture of “celebrity victimhood” that she says has caused men like Weinstein to be falsely accused. She asserts that the women accusing Weinstein are lying and that the encounters were consensual. At the end of the interview, Twohey asks if Rotunno has ever been sexually assaulted, and she responds that “No. I’ve always made choices, from college age on, where I never drank too much, I never went home with someone that I didn’t know. I just never put myself in any vulnerable circumstance ever. .. think you have to make the same decisions when you’re putting yourself in circumstances with other people. When we walk out at night, we look around. We make sure we have our phone. Some people take Mace. We take precautions. And all I’m saying is, is that women should take precautions“. It is shocking to hear so plainly the idea that women bear the sole responsibility in whether or not they are sexually assaulted. I feel that Rotunno is deeply wrong and misguided in her assertion that she has done all of the right things, and thus has never been assaulted, when we know that has no bearing on whether or not you get sexually assaulted. This demonstrates the dangerous but prevalent attitude that exists about sexual assault in our culture.
During the most recent democratic debate, Mike Bloomberg responded to allegations of sexual harassment by saying that perhaps the women in his office “didn’t like a joke he told”. Now that he plans to release three women from their nondisclosure agreements in order to prove his innocence. Thus far, the Bloomberg campaign hasn’t really addressed the many and varied allegations of sexual harassment, nor have they apologized. Bloomberg continues to brazenly buy his way through the democratic primary. This seems to disprove the anti-MeToo sentiment that allegations of this type can ruin a man’s career.
The supreme court is expected to rule this summer on June Medical Services v. Russo, which if overturned, would require abortion doctors to have admitting practices at local hospitals, ostensibly for patient safety, but really so they can close all of the three remaining abortion clinics in Louisiana, and other states can enact similar laws. The court saw a case similar to this a few years ago, but now has a conservative bent and will likely hold this up. It is barbarism, plain and simple.
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Irwin Henry Dyer (1845-aft.
1920) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree
Born in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States
Died after in United States
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Irwin Henry was born in 1845 and passed away in 1920.
- Date: 1894
- Place: Carpenter
- Note: He is sometimes called Irwin
- Irwin H. DYER Self M Male W 35 ME Fisherman ME ME
- Adela DYER Wife M Female W 40 ME Keeping Hou
- Eveline DYER Dau S Female W 10 ME ME ME
- Avery W. DYER Son S Male W 5 ME ME ME
- Elden F. DYER Dau S Female W 3 ME ME ME
- Chester B. DYER Son S Male W 6M ME ME ME
- 1900 USC No Haven, Knox, Me
- Dyer, Irwin H, Head, May 1845, 55, Wd, Me, Carpenter
- Jesima E, dau, Mar 1881, 19, S, Me
- Kathleen J, dau, Aug 1883, 17, S, Me
- Chester F, son, Dec 1879 20, S, Me, Carpenter
- AMES, Almon W, S-in-law, Nov 1868, 31, M3, Me, Fisherman
- Ames, Elda F, dau, Oct 1876, 23, M3, (ch.1-1), Me
- Ames, Walker B, Gr.-son, Sep 1897, 2, S, Me
- 1910 USC No Haven, Knox, Me
- Dyer, Irwin, Head, 63 M2-7, Me, Carpenter, House
- Rebecca M, wife, 59, M2-7, (ch.2-2), Me
- ME,1920,,Knox,No= Haven,,N-261,Y,1,,Dyer,Irving,H,m,73,ME,,,,
- REF: Barbor Collection 4:1409 calls him Erwin; DAR Records 100/51 says Irwin
- or Lincolnville ME [AWM]
- Irwin H. Dyer m. 10-19-1901 North Haven, Rebecca M. Thomas of Vinalhaven
- G. age 55, Ferryman, b. Vinalhaven, 2nd m. Wid
- B. age 50 b. Vinalhaven, 2nd m. DIV
- s/o Cyril Dyer, Farmer, b. Vinalhaven, & Roxanna Mills b. Vinalhaven
- d/o Jonathan Calderwood, Farmer, b. Vinalhaven, & Deborah P. Lane b. Vinalhaven
- Source: #S584, Page: 306C.
- Source: #S1130
- Source: #S59
- Source: #S46
- Source: #S34
- Source: #S22
- @[email protected] FAM
- Husband: @[email protected]
- Wife: @[email protected]
- User ID: 7328A6FC16B483429DD3DAE163731ED0BBBB
- Date: 19 OCT 1901
- Place: No. Haven, Knox, Me
- Source: #S242
- Source: #S22
- Source S1130Title: Personal E-mail (Richard A. Dyer), Abbreviation: Personal E-mail (Richard A. Dyer). Note: Grandson of Avery William Dyer. 4913 90th Ave. W.. Tacoma, Pierce, Wa 98467. NS264773.
- Source Media Type: Electronic, Master Listing Source: Y.
- Title: Maine State Archives, Vital Records, Capital Complex
- Abbreviation: Maine State Archives, Vital Records, Capital Complex
- Note: NS198813.
- Source Media Type: Official Document, Master Listing Source: Y.
- Title: Maine Marriages 1892-1966 (MSA) & CD Rom
- Publication: Picton Press, Camden ME 1996
- Abbreviation: Maine Marriages 1892-1966 (MSA) & CD Rom
- Note: NS197973.
- Source Media Type: Official Document, Master Listing Source: Y.
- Title: 1910 US Census, Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont
- Abbreviation: 1910 US Census, Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont
- Note: NS068663.
- Source Media Type: Census, Master Listing Source: Y.
- Title: 1920 US Census, Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont
- Abbreviation: 1920 US Census, Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont
- Note: Source Media Type: Census
- Master Listing Source: Y.
- Title: 1880 US Census Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine
- Publication: Family History Library Film 1254483
- Abbreviation: 1880 US Census Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine
- Note: NS062933
- Source Media Type: Census, Master Listing Source: Y.
- Title: 1900 US Census, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
- Abbreviation: 1900 US Census, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
- Note: NS066173.
- Source Media Type: Census, Master Listing Source: Y.
This person was created through the import of dyermaeettaaug2010.ged on 11 September 2010.
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Avery Humane Society
279 New Vale Road
Newland, NC 28657
PO BOX 1213
Newland, NC 28657
Paws & Claws Resale Store:
251 New Vale Road
Newland, NC 28657
Gwynne Dyer, Executive Director – [email protected]
Charlene Calhoun, Shelter Manager – [email protected]averyhumane.org
Melissa Webb, Assistant Shelter Manager – [email protected]
Cheryl Barnes, Director of Finance – [email protected]
Adoption Information – [email protected]
HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Sundays – 12 p.m. to 4 P.M. (Adoptions Only)
Our shelter hours may vary on major holidays and during inclement weather.
Tuesday – Sunday: appointments only.
Avery Adoption and Humane Education Center
Located at 279 New Vale Road, Newland, N.C. 28657 (behind Ingles)
Avery Humane Society is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Our mission is to respond humanely to the needs of animals in Avery County.
Income sources include adoption fees, Happy Paws Pet Boutique located in the shelter, Paws and Claws resale store, fundraising events, grants, and general donations. Avery County Humane Society receives no direct funding from county, state or federal government, United Way, or any national group such as ASPCA or Humane Society of the US.
We have been operating as a community non-profit organization since 1978 and moved into our current shelter facility in April 2012. Our shelter can house approximately 95 animals and had more than 800 adoptions in 2014. We also help reunite more than 100 lost pets with their owners each year. Visitors are always welcome at our shelter. In fact, we have approximately 1,500 visitors per year.
Surrendering or Turning In an Animal
Avery Humane Society is a “Limited Admission” facility. Our policies for accepting animals are as follows:
- Only animals found or residing in Avery County can be accepted.
- New animals are accepted by appointment when space is available. We strongly suggest that anyone with an animal to bring in, please call us first.
- We do not euthanize healthy adoptable animals to make space.
- When the shelter is full, we use a waiting list for animals that need to come in.
- Those on the waiting list have first priority.
- Anyone picking up a stray animal is assuming responsibility for that animal until there is room to take it.
- Although we make every effort to accept all eligible animals, unfortunately there are times and circumstances when animals cannot be accepted.
- Animals that need immediate veterinary care cannot be accepted. We do not have a veterinarian on staff.
- Aggressive animals or animals that have bitten a person cannot be accepted. We cannot put our staff or the public in harm’s way with an aggressive animal.
- Need to surrender a pet but our shelter doesn’t have space available at this time? You will be put on our waiting list but while you wait you can rehome it by using Adopt-A-Pet Rehoming Tool by clicking here: Rehome My Pet
Avery Humane Society has no legal authority to respond to animal neglect or abuse cases. We cannot trespass on private property. For insurance and liability reasons we are unable to leave our facility to conduct rescue or pick-up of animals that are not the property of Avery County Humane Society.
Once an animal is accepted by the Avery Humane Society:
All new animals are required to be held for a period of 72 hours before they can be adopted, euthanized, or altered per Senate Bill 626 – Section 2, Chapter 19A of the General Statutes 19A-32.1
(a) “All animals received by an animal shelter or by an agent of an animal shelter be held for a minimum holding period of 72 hours”.
After the 72 hour hold period the animal becomes the property of Avery Humane Society. The law is in place to allow the animal to be reclaimed and for staff to observe health or behavioral related problems.
Upon intake all animals are:
- Tested for heartworm or communicable diseases
- Treated for fleas
Avery Humane Society spends $150 in the first hour of a new animal arriving. These services are performed to protect the animal arriving and those that are currently being housed at the shelter. If the animal is reclaimed, any expense incurred is to be reimbursed by the owner. Depending on the length of stay, approximately $400 is spent on every animal on medical expenses.
Adopting a shelter animal can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. We aim to help each potential adopter find the best match for his/her personality and lifestyle. However, with the rewards also come responsibilities.
Adopters are adopting animals “as is.” If an animal is being treated for an illness or injury, that information is shared with the potential adopter. It is his/her choice to adopt the animal or not. Each animal is spayed/neutered, and its entire, available medical record is provided as part of the adoption agreement. Once the adoption is complete, the adopter takes immediate possession of and responsibility for the animal.
The adoption fee includes a FREE vet check at any participating veterinary office, a FREE collar, 30 days FREE pet insurance, and coupons at area pet stores plus Petango, an online pet store.
A Partnership with the Community:
The Avery Humane Society strives to be a valued member of the greater community in Avery County. Over the years we have forged positive working relationships with many community institutions. For example, Crossnore School has former shelter dogs from the Humane Society living in each of its cottages. The Humane Society provides educational programs in the Avery County Schools. Other benefits to residents of Avery County include:
- Low adoption fees – specials at certain times of the year
- In addition to owner-surrendered pets, the shelter takes in strays.
- Low-cost euthanasia service is offered to Avery County residents for their pets that are at the end of their life, or mortally injured/terminally ill.
- Due to the generosity of local donors, more than 1,000 cats and dogs owned by Avery County residents were spayed/neutered for free, along with free rabies vaccines, for a cost exceeding $60,000.
- When there is a surplus of donated food, a food bank is open for those in financial stress so that they can keep their pets.
- In partnership with the local prison, a select number of shelter dogs are trained by inmates. Basic training and socialization helps the dogs become more adoptable. It is also enriching for the inmates who learn skills that may help them find future employment in the animal care field.
- Low-cost shot and micro-chip clinics are offered periodically to the community.
- Volunteer and community service opportunities
- Pets are reunited with their loved ones each year through the lost and found program.
- Visitations to Avery County, and local spending, are increased through social media bringing out-of-town adopters to the local area.
- The shelter provides employment opportunities.
Paws n Claws Update
Over the next few months, our resale store, Paws n Claws will be transitioning to a new business model.
Patti Manning who has been the Paws n Claws manager for over 10 years is retiring. We are so thankful to her and her husband Stan for all that they have done for the Avery Humane Society! They have worked tirelessly for years to make Paws n Claws a success.
We will no longer be taking donations for Paws n Claws. There will be some great bargains available during our closeout sales this summer. Dates for the closeout sales will be released soon.
Stay tuned over the next few months to hear what new and exciting happenings take place at our Paws n Claws location.
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From Elk Park, NC:
Follow 19-E and head straight onto NC-194 South toward Newland for approximately 5 miles. Turn right onto Vale Road just after passing the Ingles/Roses Shopping Center (a beautiful waterfall will be on the left directly across from Vale Road). You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right.
From Johnson City, TN (and locations to our west, including Roan Mountain and Elizabethton):
Take US-321 to Elizabethton and turn right onto US 19-E. Follow 19-E into Elk Park, North Carolina. Continue straight on this highway (signs change to NC-194 South) toward Newland for approximately 5 miles. Turn right onto Vale Road just after passing the Ingles/Roses Shopping Center (a beautiful waterfall will be on the left directly across from Vale Road). You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right.
From Asheville, NC:
Head east on I-40 towards Statesville. Take exit 85 and turn left at the bottom of the ramp for US-221 North. Travel approximately 1 mile and turn left at the light to follow US-221 North. Continue to follow US-221 North for 32 miles to Crossnore. From Crossnore take NC 194 five miles through Newland until you see the sign for Dollar General on the left. Turn left on Vale Road between Dollar General and the Roses/Ingles shopping center (a beautiful waterfall will be on the right directly across from Vale Road). You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right.
From Charlotte, NC:
Starting on the South Side of Charlotte: Take I-85 South to Gastonia, NC. Take exit 17 for US-321 North. Follow US-321 North to I-40 West in Hickory and take exit 43B for I-40 West towards Morganton. Exit 105 will take you towards NC Hwy 181. Take NC 181 north from Morganton 35 miles to Newland. From NC 181 in Newland, turn right onto NC 194 at at the stoplight next to CVS Pharmacy. Travel one mile until you see the sign for Dollar General. Turn left onto Vale Road between Dollar General and the Roses/Ingles shopping center. You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right.
Starting on the North Side of Charlotte: Take I-77 North to Statesville. Take exit 51B for I-40 West toward Hickoryand Morganton. Exit 105 will take you towards NC Hwy 181. Take NC 181 north from Morganton 35 miles to Newland. From NC 181 in Newland, turn right onto NC 194 at at the stoplight next to CVS Pharmacy. Travel one mile until you see the sign for Dollar General. Turn left onto Vale Road between Dollar General and the Roses/Ingles shopping center. You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right.
From Boone, NC:
Follow NC 105 South 17 miles to Linville. Turn right at the stoplight for US-221 in Linville. Travel 5 miles on NC 181 to Newland. Turn right onto NC 194 at at the stoplight next to CVS Pharmacy. Travel one mile until you see the sign for Dollar General. Turn left onto Vale Road between Dollar General and the Roses/Ingles shopping center. You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right.
From Winston-Salem, NC (and locations to our east):
Follow US-421 West to Boone, NC. Turn left onto NC 105 South 17 miles to Linville. Turn right at the stoplight for US-221 in Linville. Travel 5 miles on NC 181 to Newland. Turn right onto NC 194 at at the stoplight next to CVS Pharmacy. Travel one mile until you see the sign for Dollar General. Turn left onto Vale Road between Dollar General and the Roses/Ingles shopping center. You will see the Adoption Center one quarter mile ahead on the left as the road bears uphill to the right.
Avery Humane Society
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Guest blog – Boris and the Badgers by Dominic Dyer
Dominic Dyer is Policy Advisor for the Born Free Foundation, author of Badgered to Death ‘The People and Politics of the Badger Cull’ and was CEO of the Badger Trust from 2013 to 2020.
Boris, the badgers and the politics of culling
Sir David King undermines the Randomised Badger Culling Trial
Over the past 10 months, the former Government Chief Scientist, Professor Sir David King, has become a leading critic of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor King has condemned the government for being too slow to enter into lockdowns and being too quick to loosen Covid-19 disease reduction measures, as a result of putting economic and political interests ahead of science and public health concerns.
Despite this new-found commitment to defending the role of science over short-term political and economic interests, Professor King is not above criticism when it comes to playing politics over science on disease control issues, particularly in the case of bovine TB and badgers.
Between 1998 and 2007, a Labour Government undertook the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT), which became the largest and most complex field research programme undertaken anywhere in the world, on the issue of bovine TB and badgers.
The RBCT cost over £49 million in public funds and resulted in the death of 11,000 badgers. The Independent Scientific Group headed by Professor John Bourne, which reviewed the results of the RBCT, found that although badgers were a source of bovine TB in cattle, culling them was not the answer to lowering the spread of the disease in cattle.
In a letter to the Defra Secretary David Miliband, Professor Bourne wrote:
“While badgers are clearly a source of cattle TB, careful evaluation of our data indicates that badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control in Britain. Indeed, some policies under consideration are likely to make matters worse rather than better. Scientific findings indicate that the rising incidence of disease can be reversed, and geographical spread contained, by rapid application of cattle – based measures”
This crucial statement would have brought an end to the badger culling debate, without the last-minute intervention of the Government Chief Scientist Sir David King, who raised serious concerns about Professor Bourne’s recommendations.
In an unprecedented move, Professor King publicly undermined Professor Bourne and other members of the Independent Scientific Group at the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee on 24 October 2007, by claiming that although cattle control measures remained essential, widespread removal of badgers could reduce the overall TB rate in cattle. Professor King told the Committee
“If this done in large enough areas, if we can reduce the perturbation of badgers by using wherever possible natural boundaries, and if we can do this over a sustained period of time, as said in the report, we would expect that the incidence of TB in cattle would be reduced, and we would need to couple this with action on cattle as well”
Professor Bourne reacted with some anger over Professor King’s intervention, saying his recommendations were influenced by political and economic interests rather than science.
In an editorial on the dispute in Nature, the scientific journal remarked that “political factors will ultimately overrule scientific ones, when a government takes a decision in a contentious field”
Whatever the rights or wrongs of Professor King’s intervention on the results of the RBCT, his actions helped pave the way for the incoming coalition Government headed by David Cameron in 2010, to move forward with a badger-culling policy which, a decade on, has now resulted in the largest destruction of a protected species in Britain on record.
Politics from the start of the cull policy
At every step in the expansion of the badger cull, short term economic and political interests have removed any effective scrutiny of the policy on scientific, humaneness or public costs grounds.
At the very start of the badger cull in 2013, the Defra Secretary, Owen Patterson and the NFU President, Peter Kendall, agreed not to not carry out any post mortems on shot badgers to ascertain the level of TB in the badger population. They realised that any test results released showing a low level of TB in badgers, would undermine political and public support for the hugely controversial culling policy.
This was a clearly a wise decision from their perspective, as since 2013 over 140,000 badgers have killed as a result of the cull policy but only 994 of these dead badgers have been tested for TB (in 2016) and only 4% of those were found to have any sign of infection.
Despite setting up an Independent Expert Panel in 2013 to ascertain the effectiveness and humaneness of controlled shooting as a culling method, Owen Patterson disbanded the panel in 2014, after its first and only report indicated that between 7% and 23% of badgers which were shot took over 5 minutes to die of blood loss and organ failure.
Although the British Veterinary Association has called for an end to controlled shooting, as it considers this culling method to be inhumane, a majority of the 35,034 badgers killed in 2019 and 38,642 in 2020 were by this method, which is far cheaper for the cull contractors, than trapping and shooting badgers.
Despite badger vaccination being a viable non – lethal alternative to reducing bovine TB in badgers, the government has made very little effort to promote its scientific value to farmers and landowners or to provide the necessary funding and training support for an increase in the level of badger vaccination across England.
Enter the Prime Minister
Indeed, it is the issue of badger vaccination in Derbyshire that has exposed the political decision making at the heart of the badger cull policy.
In September 2019 the Government decided not to issue a badger cull licence in Derbyshire, much to the surprise and anger of the National Farmers Union and cull contractors, who had met all the requirements for a cull licence under the Natural England approval process.
Despite all the protests, campaigns, political lobbying, High Court legal challenges and significant media interest, Derbyshire was the first time the government had intervened to withhold a badger cull licence, since the policy started in 2013.
Culling badgers in Derbyshire was always going to be particularly controversial, in view of the fact the county has the largest and most successful badger vaccination project in England, being undertaken by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, with over £200,000 of public funding under the DEFRA Edge Vaccination Scheme.
In making the decision not to issue a cull licence, Defra publicly stated that the government needed more time to consider how best to manage the co-existence of badger vaccination projects with other TB control methods in the edge area in Derbyshire.
However, the NFU believed this was a smoke screen for what had been a political intervention by the Prime Minister in the decision-making process, under the influence of his fiancée Carrie Symonds, who had publicly opposed the badger cull policy in her capacity as a Patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation.
Their concerns on this issue were fuelled by media speculation on my discussions (as CEO of the Badger Trust) with Carrie Symonds on badger culling in Downing Street in August 2019 and by the Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers, who admitted that Downing Street were involved in the Derbyshire cull licence decision, when pressed on the issue at the Oxford Farming Conference in January 2020.
Under significant pressure from the cull contractors and livestock farmers and vets in Derbyshire, the NFU finally decided to take the high-risk strategy of a Judicial Review challenge against the Defra Secretary in the High Court, on the Derbyshire badger cull decision.
The Judicial Review hearing was held on 1 April online, in view of Covid-19 lockdown measures and the judgment was finally handed down on the 13 May.
What made the final judgment by Mrs Justice Andrews fascinating, was that it lifted the lid on the politics of the badger cull issue within Downing Street and Defra.
Mrs Justice Andrews stated that if only scientific considerations had been relevant to the decision to issue a badger cull licence in Derbyshire, the National Farmers Union would have had a very strong case. The judge even went as far to say “there was the clearest possible disease control justification for permitting culling in Derbyshire and that the culling company had satisfied Natural England that they met the criteria in the guidance.”
However, Mrs Justice Andrews went on to say the decision not to issue a licence was not taken on purely scientific grounds, it was taken on political grounds as well.
As the NFU thought, the judgement confirmed that the Prime Minister took a personal interest in the badger cull policy and the situation in Derbyshire. He intervened twice with the Defra Farm Minister responsible for the cull policy, George Eustice, raising serious concerns about the issue of any new cull licences in 2019 and the danger of vaccinated badgers being killed if a cull licence was issued in Derbyshire.
The Minister of State for the Environment and International Development, Lord Zac Goldsmith, also intervened on the matter of the Derbyshire badger cull licence with George Eustice, to say he supported the recommendations in the Sir Charles Godfray TB Review, on a shift in balance from badger culling to badger vaccination going forward.
These political interventions were crucial in the final decision not to issue a badger cull licence in Derbyshire, but Mrs Justice Andrews did not accept the National Farmers Union view that these were unlawful.
She stated in her judgment, that even if the decision was characterised as a capitulation to the anti-culling lobby (which she did not accept), a political judgement had to be made.
More importantly, Mrs Justice Andrews accepted that the decision not to issue a cull licence was a difficult one, which involved complex political and ethical value judgements, which are ultimately matters that can only be decided by democratically accountable decision makers, up to and including the Prime Minister.
What the future holds
The National Farmers Union and farming press predictably reacted with anger to losing the Judicial Review challenge on the Derbyshire cull licence.
The NFU Deputy President Stuart Roberts said
“I am shocked and dismayed by the decision of the High Court. The actions of the government last September amounted to a complete U turn on established government policy. The eleventh-hour direction by the Secretary of State was made against absolutely all the scientific and veterinary advice”
In an editorial Farmers Weekly stated
“One of the government’s most often repeated mantras is “we are guided by the science.” It is therefore frustrating in the extreme to find out that it was the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s intervention following discussions with his fiancée Carrie Symonds that led to the last-minute abandonment of the planned badger cull in Derbyshire last year.”
But what the National Farmers Union and Farmers Weekly failed to say, is that the badger cull policy has always largely been about short term political and economic interests, rather than science.
The policy was created by the National Farmers Union and the government largely in secret as a political fig leaf to the farming industry. Badgers have been demonised for political purposes and are now being killed at monstrous rate to appease a dairy and livestock industry who have failed to effectively tackle bovine TB in cattle for over 4 decades.
Boris Johnson might have been influenced by the views of his fiancée Carrie Symonds to a degree, but as a politician he fully understands that the badger cull policy is hugely costly, of questionable scientific effectiveness and very cruel. Given a choice he would much rather see badgers vaccinated against bovine TB than culled and this view is shared by most MPs in Parliament, regardless of political party.
The badger cull policy is now at a cross roads. The Government has to decide if it is serious about finding an exit strategy from culling or not. The Sir Charles Godfray TB Review lays out a path for badger culling to be phased out in favour of badger and cattle TB vaccination combined with improved TB testing, bio-security and cattle movement controls.
Finding an exit door to badger culling
However, the Government missed an opportunity to pull open the exit door in the immediate aftermath of its response to the Sir Charles Godfray Review in March 2020, which coincided with the Covid -19 pandemic and national lockdown.
Despite calls to halt new cull licenses in view of the danger of allowing hundreds of cull contractors to operate across wide areas of England and the resulting pressure on police resources, under the pressure from the NFU the Government committed to a further expansion of the badger cull at the height of the pandemic.
This led to 11 new badger cull licences being issued in September 2020, resulting in 38,462 badgers being shot, bringing the total killed since 2013 to over 140,000.
This unprecedented mass destruction of protected species is now estimated to have cost the public purse over £70 million as result of policing, equipment, training, monitoring and legal defence costs. Despite the huge cruelty and costs of the policy, the government has provided no reliable scientific evidence to prove that badger culling alone is having a significant impact on lowering the level of bovine TB in cattle in or around the cull zones, which now stretch from Cornwall to Cumbria.
The peer-reviewed studies released on the effectiveness of the badger cull to date show culling could be helping reduce bovine TB in some cull zones, but in others cull areas, mass badger killing is resulting in no reduction or in some cases increases in bovine TB in cattle.
This hardly justifies pushing a protected species to the verge of local extinction in parts of the British Isles it has inhabited since the Ice Age.
As the culling of badgers under 4-year licenses came to a close in the late autumn of 2020, the badger cull was seen as increasingly politically toxic in Downing Street and on the Tory backbenches.
In November, Dominic Cummings and his sidekick Lee Cain were ejected from their positions of power and influence in Downing Street, with Carrie Symonds seen as key player in their removal in what many commentators called the ‘Carrie Coup’
Carrie has undoubtedly increased her power and influence in Downing Street as a result of their departure and she seems to be comfortable with the media regularly drawing attention to her influence over the Prime Minister on environment and animal welfare policy. Indeed, if you read most of the recent coverage in the Telegraph, Times and Mail on the badger cull policy, you will the get the clear impression that Carrie is a key decision maker in relation to bringing a final end to badger killing.
From the Prime Minister’s perspective, it might well be that his brush with death as a result of Covid-19 and his new-found love of vaccination as the most effective means to end the pandemic, has influenced his thinking on bovine TB and badgers as well.
There can be no doubt that the Prime Minister under the influence of his fiancée, has been increasing the pressure on the Defra Secretary George Eustice to make a clear commitment to end the mass slaughter of badgers by the next election in 2024.
It therefore come as no surprise to see that on the 27 January 2021, the day the badger cull figures for 2020 were finally announced, George Eustice made a statement to House of Commons that the government will launch a public consultation on an exit strategy from the badger cull policy, in favour of vaccinating badgers and cattle against bovine TB, alongside cattle control measures.
Subject to final approval following the consultation, the government have confirmed that no new 4-year cull licences will be issued after 2022. All supplementary cull licences currently in operation will not be extended beyond 4 years and any new supplementary cull licences will be issued for 2 years only. The Defra Chief Veterinary Officer will also be given the authority to intervene to stop any new cull licences, before they complete a 4-year period of culling.
Badger culling will not stop immediately even if all these proposals are fully implemented and under existing and new cull licences in 2021 and 2022, over 120,000 badgers could still be shot before the badger cull finally comes to an end.
However, it is now likely that the number of new badger cull licences issued over the next 2 years will decline as the licensing criteria from Natural England is tightened and farmers and landowners withdraw new applications for cull licences, over the uncertainty that they will run for a 4-year period.
The decision to allow the Defra Chief Vet to withdraw new badger cull licences, could well enable Ministers to intervene to stop culling in areas of England without the risk of Judicial Review challenges from the National Farmers Union, as happened following the government decision to withdraw a badger cull licence in Derbyshire in 2019. The ending of supplementary badger cull licences after 2 years, will also move more cull areas into badger vaccination in the years ahead.
The government move to end live animal exports following the UK’s departure from the EU could also speed up the implementation of a cattle bovine TB vaccination programme in England, as an alternative to culling. The UK’s departure from the EU will also now remove tens of millions of Euros from the Defra bovine TB control budget, which is also increasing the financial pressure to end the hugely costly badger cull policy.
The badger cull is far from over, but if the government proposals are implemented, they will lead to a significant reduction in the number of badgers being killed in the years ahead and bring a final end to the cull policy, probably by polling day in the 2024 General Election.
David Cameron played politics with the badger cull to win rural votes, and Theresa May continued the badger killing to appease the industrial farming lobby and keep them on side ahead of leaving the EU.
After almost half a century of playing the badger blame game in the effort to reduce bovine TB in cattle, it might take the unusual partnership between a libertarian Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his animal-defending fiancée Carrie Symonds, to halt this cruel, ineffective and hugely costly policy and bring an end to one of the darkest chapters in the history of farming and wildlife protection in Britain.
Randomised Badger Culling Trial : House of Commons Library Report
Sir David King : Bio from Government website
Sir David King : Intervention findings RBCT
Nature Editorial : Sir David King intervention on RBCT (playing politics with science)
Nature Editorial : Sir David King response defending his actions
Independent Expert Group : Report 2013 cull pilot
Judicial Review Derbyshire cull licence : NFU response to judgement
Judicial Review Derbyshire cull licence: Guardian: Carrie Symonds influence on decision
Judicial Review Derbyshire cull licence: Guardian: Reaction to final judgement
Judicial Review Derbyshire cull licence: Farmers Weekly: Derbyshire badger cull canned after Johnson influence, papers reveal
Farmers Weekly: Reaction to final judgement
Daily Mail : Defra Badger cull policy announcement
Daily Telegraph : Defra cull policy announcement
Farmers Guardian : Influence Carrie Symonds
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Cooper, Max Dale
He attended the school where he and his parents worked. he graduated from the University of Mississippi 1954, where he studied since 1952. received a degree in medicine from Mississippi Medical Schools 1955 and Tulane 1957 Universities, the last M.D. degree, and in 1991 received the Distinguished Graduate Award. From 1957 to 1958, he was an intern at a hospital in Michigan.1958-1960 Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Tulane University, 1962-63 his instructor. In 1961 he worked at the Children’s Hospital in London, 1961-62 years postdoc at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1963-66, he worked in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, in 1966-67, his assistant professor.
In 1967 – 2008 Professor at the University of Alabama at (University of Alabama) Birmingham (Birmingham) at the same time: Department of Pediatrics since 1967, Department of Microbiology since 1971, Associate Professor since 1967, Department of Pathology and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine all three – since 1987, which also held a number of other positions at this university, in particular, in 1976 – 1987, he was the director of the Cell Tumor Immunobiology Institute.1973-74 Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Zoology, University College London, and 1984-85 in Paris.
Since 2008 Professor at Emory University School of Medicine and the University’s Vaccine and AIDS Research Center.
In 1978, Vice President of the Society for Pediatric Research. 1988 – 1989 President of the American Society of Immunologists, 1993 – 1994 – Clinical Immunology Society.
Since 1990 Member of the Alabama Academy of Honor. member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 1994. member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. honorary member of the French Society of Immunology 1980.
Married with a daughter and three sons.
Jennifer Armentrout “Waiting for you”
I wanted to unload my brains and fall, if not into childhood, then into adolescence – and I read this novel. The affection from such love stories is less and less, and more and more spits.The question to myself remains one: why, seeing all the absurdity, I still hope that I can rest on such reading?
However, I snatched something for myself from this book, namely, an episode, in my opinion, perfectly illustrates all the stupidity of modern love stories. A drunken Avery worried about her beloved puts out from the party, they say, go home, sober (and they live in apartments opposite). In frustrated feelings and in socks she wanders into the street, under the snow, sits on the icy sidewalk and continues to sip beer.After some time, our hero-lover comes, tells her something about the cool weather, she grumbles in response, he sits down next to him, and for a long time they silently look with unseeing eyes somewhere into the snow-white distance. Oh Cam, how you disappointed me! How could you? Such a reasonable, understanding, dear boy – and sat down next to her, instead of dragging this chilled woman into the house. But romance, wherever it is in the swing.
Maybe I’m already an old grandmother (and that, by the way, I’m almost twenty-four already, yes)), but it’s not good for teenagers to read such books, their whole psyche will be dislocated.And, as it seemed to me, in “Waiting for You” there are too many intimate details for teenage literature. Although .. also useful knowledge. And the topic of not giving up, being able to let go of your past, being honest and courageous – this will be written down somewhere on the crust.
Does it make sense to say what the book is about? Scrolling through my reviews on FL, I discovered that the last time I read a love story was in 2012, then it was M. Khodkin, “The Inappropriate Mara Dyer.” And you know, you can safely copy half of that review into this one.
A student girl, her skeleton in the closet, her gay friend, her mysterious enemy and her lover – mmm, what beautiful ice blue eyes he has (if you haven’t guessed yet, I suggest: with these words, your heart should skip a beat ). And yes, the relationship begins with “well, the dog,” continues under the motto “I seem to have fallen in love” (well, can you not fall in love with this dimple on the left cheek?), Go through the stages “we cannot be together, I am terrible” ( here it is appropriate to close your eyes with a persistent look and not let a single tear flow out), “he does not love me” (remember what kind of torso he has, what cubes, ahh – you can languidly bite your lip and groan) and end with a joyful “we can do everything!” (oooh how big…. oh, sorry, I’m silent, there may be children here).
The plot is about nothing. The aforementioned Mara and crocodiles killed, and feuded with teachers, and saved her brother. Do I remember all this? While our Avery is busy exclusively with relationships. By the way, I hope you haven’t forgotten about Cam’s fluffy eyelashes yet? Do somersault with your heart.
… You know, I’ll add a spoonful of honey. One moment I really liked. The main character’s explanation of why, during depression, he tattooed the sun on his chest: life goes on as long as it rises and shines.Probably, it fell into the mood, but this seemingly hackneyed phrase stuck directly into my brain. No kidding.
The following idea came to mind. Is there, I wonder, at least one novel written on behalf of a girl who fell in love with an ugly, dumb nerd, moreover, unrequited? No, it’s better not to be a botanist, but as a fool. And let the girl be the most beautiful, kind and intelligent main party girl of the school. We urgently need to find such a book. And if you don’t find one, write it yourself! Hurray, comrades!
PS And remember the sparkling denim eyes.
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Avery gives Tyler a prank, which ultimately results in both Tyler and Avery being kicked out.
Guest stars : Kelly Perin as Director Lawson, Kayla Maisonette as Lindsay, Daniel Soibelman as Max, Griffin Kunitz as Mason
After Tyler is given a big opportunity, Avery tests Tyler to see if he is ready. Later, Tyler enters, but he has to train for another semester, which he doesn’t like.
Guest star : Dexter Masland as Red Burnett
Stan falls in love with a dog named Princess, but he needs to figure out how to avoid her snobbery, stingy mistress Heather Collins, who is also Avery’s new classmate and the daughter of the family’s new neighbor.
Guest stars : Kayla Maisonette as Lindsay, Daniel Soibelman as Max, Griffin Kunitz as Mason, Brigid Fleming as Heather
Avery gets a poor grade in life skills class after not seeing a single point in class, although her assignments are always perfect. Meanwhile, Stan visits the vet (Tyler tricks him into thinking they are going to a “toe tasting”).
Guest Stars Rizwan Manji as Dr. Young, Kelly Holden Bashar as Solange Dupont, Kayla Maisonette as Lindsay, Daniel Soibelman as Max
While writing his blog, Stan remembers the last Christmas of the family with Chloe, in which he tried to convince the children that the holiday is about spending time with the family, not receiving gifts. When the children realize that Stan hid gifts in the middle of the night to teach them the purpose of Christmas, they convince him that the gifts must be returned before Ellen and Bennett know. Stan buried the presents in the park, but can’t remember where exactly.In addition, the park is closed to a private family Christmas party, so kids must pretend to be members of the McCorkin family to stay and dig for their presents. Meanwhile, in the backyard, Bennett collects a trampoline as a Christmas present. He insists on talking to Ellen that there was no need to pay to assemble the trampoline, but when he finds it difficult to assemble it himself, he secretly hires someone to complete the project. Meanwhile, Chloe and Tyler take turns helping Ellen prepare Christmas dinner and distracting her and Bennett from noticing the missing gifts.In the end, Stan remembers burying the gifts in the park under other gifts intended for children as part of a toy charity event, and Avery, Tyler, and Chloe decide to give their gifts to the children.
Guest star : Lyle Kanaus as Ivan McCorkin
Avery is more into fashion design and wants to do things for other people.She sews a cute outfit for Lindsay, and Avery wants to sew it for Max, but Max doesn’t want to wear it. Max tells Avery that she doesn’t like her plans, and Avery is upset, after which he argues with Max, who tells her that she needs a best friend, and leaves. Avery then apologizes to Max and they reconcile. Meanwhile, after learning that Ellen was secretly adding cabbage to his lunch, Bennett tries to get Ellen to try something new that she doesn’t approve of. Stan tries to defeat the Princess by changing his appearance with the help of Tyler and Chloe, but after he sees the gopher, he spoils it and the Princess loves him amazingly this way.At the end of this episode, Stan writes on his blog that Bennett and Ellen learned not to change people without their knowledge, Avery learned not to change people when they know about it, and he learned that the princess still likes him, even without him. trying to change himself.
Guest Stars : Kayla Maisonette as Lindsey, Daniel Soibelman as Max
Avery is disturbed by a recent dream in which she and Carl are kissing. Stan helps Avery fulfill his dream by inviting Karl. Avery continues to have the same dream, so she goes to Bennett for help, Bennett says that if she continues to dream, she really likes Karl, Avery then screams and runs out of the room. Later, Ellen gives Avery advice and tells her about the first kiss she had with Bennett and that it was beautiful, then Avery invites Carl to get over the dream, trying to see if there is a spark between them.
Guest star : LJ Benet as Karl Fink
Stan comes to the dog show to be closer to the princess. When he wins, Heather and the Princess leave, and Stan is upset. At the house, Heather knocks on the door and asks Avery to draw cute drawings for the princess, but Avery rejects her, but Stan then concludes that Avery should work with Heather so he can frolic with his girlfriend.When Heather annoys Avery constantly, Stan feels Avery’s pain and kicks Heather out of the house.
Guest Stars : Brigid Fleming as Heather, Alec Mapa as Host
Tyler is accused of cheating and goes to extreme measures to prove his innocence.Meanwhile, Avery, Max and Lindsay turn on a boyfriend only to find out that their new boyfriend is dating all three. Three girls take revenge on him by forcing him to eat a lot at a local food fair.
Guest Stars : Kayla Maisonette as Lindsay, Daniel Soibelman as Max, Kelly Perin as Director Lawson, Logan Miller as Eric, Calama Epstein as Brian
Stan has been spending a lot of time with Karl lately, causing him to miss Avery’s birthday, so he lied to her about why he missed her party because of guilt. Realizing his mistake, Stand decided to fix it in front of Avery by performing a musical number with Carl’s help as her birthday present. However, Avery discovers that Stan lied to her about why he missed her party when he accidentally missed her.In addition, Avery accuses Stand of loving Karl more than she, as he was going to his house to spend the night to finish work with his late present for her. Offended, Avery called Stan a bad friend and kicked him out of his room. After giving her a birthday present, Stan and Karl discovered that Avery was spying on them when she showed them the picture she drew when they were doing their number. While working on the number, Avery secretly followed Stan to Karl as she realizes what she did wrong when she was cruel to him when she saw a nice gift he was making for her.Avery apologizes for not trusting Stan and calling him a bad friend, then apologizes for lying to her. Eventually, Avery and Karl became friends.
Guest Stars LJ Benet as Karl Finck, Dexter Masland as Red Burnett
When Tyler and Avery notice Stan saying “groom” in his sleep, they worry that his secret will be revealed.The situation gets worse when he starts to sleepwalk and say “doghouse” and then “princess”. Avery thinks Stan is worried about the princess and should break up with her. Later, Stan realizes what is happening and says that he did the opposite. He then knows what he has to do, so he proposes to the princess and she agrees, which means they are engaged.
Guest star : Griffin Kunitz as Mason
Stan is about to get married, so to pay for everything, the wedding goes to the Wacky Jackie Show, a web series in which the protagonist plays for money to amuse herself.
Guest Stars : Olivia Holt as Wacky Jackie, LJ Benet as Karl Fink
Avery is running for class president when he realizes no one else is running. So she asks Max to do it instead, because she doesn’t care. However, when Max wins and Avery doesn’t, things take a big turn.
Guest Stars : Kayla Maisonette as Lindsey, Daniel Soibelman as Max
Karl announces that the princess is pregnant and Stan will soon become a father. However, Heather will not allow Stan to be around the princess while their puppies are born, so the kids come up with a plan to get Stan to see his puppies being born. The plan assumes that the children dress up and pretend to be members of the Heather family. When they reach the place where the princess is giving birth to puppies, they find Heather waiting outside the door.When Carl arrives, Avery sees that Heather is deeply in love with him, so she takes advantage of this and seats two to flirt. The puppies are finally born and Stan calls them Freddie and Gracie. Heather then wants to give up the puppies, so the kids try to convince their parents to adopt them. After eight weeks they succeed; however, Jan (from “Stan’s Old Owner”) has already bought them, and Stan is risking everything to get them back.
Guest Stars LJ Benet as Karl Finck, Adam Kulbersh as Ian Calloway, Griffin Kunitz as Mason, Aaron Kunitz as Jason, Brigid Fleming as Heather, Anjali Bhimani as Foster, Ruth Williamson as Gloria
Avery and Chloe have a fight after Chloe discovers that Avery is using her to get closer to the guy she likes.
Guest Stars : Emery Kelly as Dax, McKenna Grace as Jules
After Stan tries many times to persuade Gracie and Freddie to say his first words, Gracie finally says “Dada” and Stan and the kids are excited but know that Gracie’s secret run will have the same effect as Stan’s secret run. Soon, Ellen hears Gracie talking, makes a video, posts it on the Internet, and soon she and Gracie are invited to live. When the children find out about this news, they must find a way to stop Ellen before the secret is revealed.At the end of the episode, Freddie also starts talking.
Guest Stars Tyler Poell as Graham Cavanaugh, Deborah S. Craig as Leslie Lindemulder
Max begins dating Karl, but when they break up, Avery and Lindsay try to get them back together.
Guest stars : Kayla Maisonette as Lindsay, Daniel Soibelman as Max, LJ Benet as Karl Fink
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Avery’s dress breaks down and she tries to find out who did it.
Guest star : LJ Benet as Karl Fink
When Heather and Princess go to special school for a month, Stan will continue to take the Princess to save the family.
Guest star : Brigid Fleming as Heather
After he accidentally leaves the front door open, allowing raccoons to enter and destroy the family’s new sofa, guilty Stan wants to be a cat, not a dog. His wish comes true, but he sees that the adoption of a cat will lead to serious problems in the family.
Guest star : Steve Valentine as Ralph
Tyler offers to help Avery when she is nervous about driving. Meanwhile, Chloe fears she won’t be “cute” when she grows up, while Stan looks to Bennett to help with the conflict between Freddie and Gracie.
Guest star : Jeff Doucett as Phil Trummer
Bennett and Ellen finally discover Stan and the Puppies’ secret. After Stan accidentally speaks in front of Carl’s father, Colonel Fink, the US Space Command’s secret aliens unit takes the family and Stan plans to run away from them, making them think he and the puppies have stopped talking, but their plan fails and they followed.Stan then devises another plan to reveal his secret to the world, believing that the government will leave him alone if he becomes famous. Karl tells the family that Stan needs to talk live to reveal the secret. The secret is revealed during the awards ceremony and Stan becomes a star and he no longer has to worry about being picked up and experimented on.
Guest Stars LJ Benet as Karl Finck, Adam Culbersh as Ian Calloway, Tyler Poell as Graham Cavanaugh, Daran Norris as Colonel Finck
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Pamela Dellal (born 1960)  American mezzo-soprano in opera and concert, musicologist, teacher. She performed classical music of the Middle Ages. Hildegard von Bingen to a contemporary. She is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory of Music, Brandeis University, and the Longy School of Music at Bard College. She is known for translating all the lyrics that Johann Sebastian Bach put to the music.
early life and education
Pamela Dellal was born in West Caldwell, New Jersey and entered Boston University in 1977 to study flute and voice. Her first mentor was Thomas Dunn, music director of the Handel and Haydn Society, who accepted her into the university chamber choir. In 1979 she was asked to join the Handel and Haydn Society. In the 1980s, she also worked as a clerk in the classical recording department of the Harvard Coop. 
Dellal has collaborated with many bands and has performed at many festivals throughout her career, including the Boston Early Music Festival, Aston Magna and The Old Post Road Musicians.  In the opera she played Dido in Purcell’s opera. Dido and Aeneas as Bradamante in Handel Alsina , in Mozart La Clemenza di Tito as Sesto, in his Così fan tutte as Dorabella as Lucretia in Britten Abduction of Lucretia in Britten Vanessa , and as Paulina in John Harbison A Winter’s Tale after Shakespeare’s play. 
In concert, she performed at the Kennedy Center first at the Bach Mass in B minor, conducted by Julian Wachner.  Performed in 1989. Purchase of SUNY music by Vivaldi with Masters of Westchester Singers under the direction of Les Robinson Hadsell, his Gloria, Magnificat and Beatus vir , next to Rosa Lamoreau.  She appeared at Avery Fisher Hall in 1994 with Handel Messiah with the Handel and Haydn Society, conducted by William Christie.  In 1995 she sang with them under the baton of Christopher Hogwood, Bach Mies in G minor and Handel Dixit Dominus .  She performed the premiere of Harbison’s chamber work. Seven ages , which she sang in Boston, London, New York and San Francisco. 
In 1995 she recorded the music of Hildegard von Bingen with the Sequentia ensemble.  She has recorded Bach’s Cantatas with Emmanuelle Music, conducted by Craig Smith, wrote translations of her performances.  She recorded the 2002 Martin Boycan song cycle, Package for Susan (2000), with pianist Donald Berman.  She recorded Harbison Winter’s Tale in 2012 with the Boston Contemporary Orchestra Project.  In 2013 she recorded the rarely performed Lieder , to Fanny Mendelssohn, Hélène de Montger and Louis Spohr.  She is widely known for her “clear articulation of the German language”. 
Dellal has been on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory,  Brandeis University, and the Longy School of Music at Bard College, where he teaches voice and diction. 
As a translator she translated Italian cantatas from the 17th and 18th centuries and several of Handel’s operas. Pamela Dellal. BabelSounds. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
90,000 What is the best way to explain storage issues to developers and other users?
Some home storage truths, or why is corporate storage so expensive?
Consumer hard drives are large, so even the most discerning streaming media user * cough * cough * can buy enough to store a multi-terabyte collection.In fact, disk capacity has grown faster than a transistor relies on silicon for several decades.
“Enterprise” storage is a slightly more complex issue as the data has performance and consistency requirements that dictate a somewhat heavier approach. The data must have some guarantee of availability in the event of hardware failures, and may have to be transferred to a large number of users, causing many more read / write requests than a single user.
Technical solutions to this problem can be many, many times more expensive per gigabyte than storage solutions. They also require physical maintenance; backups must be taken and often stored off-site to prevent fire from destroying data. This process adds recurring costs.
On your 1TB or even corporate drive, you only have one head. The disc rotates at 7200 rpm or 120 revolutions per second.This means that you can get a maximum of 120 random access IOPS in theory * and slightly less in practice. Thus, copying a large file on a single 1TB volume is relatively slow.
On a disk array with 14x 72GB drives, you have 14 heads above the drives at, say, 15,000 RPM, or roughly 250 RPM. This gives you a theoretical maximum of 3500 random IOPS * (again, slightly less in practice).All other things being equal, the copy of the file will be many, many times faster.
* You can get more than one random access per disk revolution if the read geometry allows the drive to move heads and read a sector that was accessed during one disk revolution. If disk access was widespread, you are likely to be less than one on average. If the disk array is formatted in a striped (see below) scheme, in most cases you will get a maximum of one striped read per disk revolution and (depending on the RAID controller) perhaps less than one on average.
A 1 TB 7200 RPM drive is likely to be fast enough for sequential I / O. Disk arrays formatted in a striped scheme (RAID-0, RAID-5, RAID-10, etc.) can usually read no more than one stripe per disk revolution. With 64K stripe, we can read 64Kx250 = 16MB or so of data per second from a 15000 RPM disk. This gives sequential throughput of about 220MB per second on an array of 14 drives, which is not much faster on paper than the 150MB / s or so quoted for a modern 1TB SATA drive.
For video streaming (for example) an array of 4 SATA drives in RAID-0 with a large stripe size (some RAID controllers support stripe sizes up to 1 MB) have a fairly high sequential bandwidth. This example can theoretically transfer around 480MB / s, which is enough for real-time editing of uncompressed HD video. Thus, owners of Mac Pros and similar equipment can perform HD video compositing tasks that would have been required for a direct-attached fiber array machine just a few years ago.
The real advantage of a disk array is working with a database, which is characterized by a large number of small scattered I / O requests. With this type of workload, performance is limited by the physical delay of bits of metal in the disk going around and back and forth. This metric is known as IOPS (IOPS). The more physical disks you have – regardless of capacity – the more theoretical IOPS.More IOPS means more transactions per second.
In addition, most RAID configurations provide some data redundancy that requires more than one physical disk by definition. The combination of a storage design with this redundancy and a large number of disks enables the system to reliably handle large transactional workloads.
Disk array infrastructure (and SAN in the more extreme case) is not a mass market item.Also, this is one of the pieces that really does not might fail. This combination of build standard and smaller market sizes doesn’t come cheap.
Total storage cost including backups
In practice, the largest cost to maintain 1 TB of data is likely to be backup and recovery. A tape drive and 34 sets of SDLT or ultrium tapes for a full backup and recovery cycle are likely to cost more than a 1TB disk array.Add the cost of off-site storage and the salary of even one tape monkey, and suddenly your 1TB of data isn’t as cheap.
Disk costs are often a fair way down the dominant storage costs hierarchy. At one of the banks where I worked, SAN storage was £ 900 / GB for the development system and £ 5,000 / GB for the disk on the production server. Even at enterprise vendor prices, the physical cost of drives was only a small fraction of that.Another example I know of has a (relatively) modestly configured IBM Shark SAN that cost them around £ 1 million. Physical storage costs £ 9 / gigabyte, or around £ 9,000 for the equivalent of your 1TB consumer hard drive.