Culture and Sports – centre-stage at CARICOM Heads Meeting

first_img You may be interested in… Feb 25, 2015 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… “Caribbean nations must capitalise on our phenominal cultural and creative output, so much of which is attributable to our rich ethnic mix and the variety of indigenous folklore and innate skills. The creative industries offer the larger Caribbean feasible options to leapfrog into high growth areas of the global economy by showcasing to the world its distinctive cultural content,” the former Prime Minister told the Meeting. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, The Bahamas, Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson  (r) presenting a gift of publications on Bahamian culture and sports to the Most Honorable P.J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, after the opening session of the Twenty-Sixth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of  CARICOM Heads of Government. Sharing in the moment are the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Chairman of CARICOM and  Prime Minister of The Bahamas and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador  Irwin LaRocque. Mr. Patterson, on the invitation of the CARICOM Chairman, made a special presentation to the Inter-Sessional Meeting on Thursday on “Leveraging CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural Assets for the Economic Development of the Community”. Barbados Prime Minister for CARICOM Inter-sessional Meeting Former Jamaica PM urges new development pathways for RegionFormer Prime Minister of Jamaica Hon. P.J. Patterson said there was an urgent need for CARICOM Member States to discover new development pathways that encourage creativity and innovation in the pursuit of inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth and development. Mr. Patterson was giving a presentation to Regional Leaders at the two-day 26th Intersessional…February 27, 2015In “Anguilla”CARICOM places emphasis on sports tourism, cultural industriesCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have decided to place emphasis on developing their cultural and creative industries and sports sectors to boost their economies. The announcement was made at the closing press conference of the two-day 26th Intersessional Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government on Friday afternoon by Chairman…February 28, 2015In “Anguilla”CARICOM Heads to meet US President in JamaicaCARICOM Heads of Government will hold discussions with US President Barack Obama on Thursday, 9 April 2015, during  a State Visit by the President to Jamaica. Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, in making the announcement in Parliament Tuesday, said the discussions will focus on issues…March 18, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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CARICOM and UN meeting on crisis in Venezuela

first_imgA Delegation from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) led by Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis is meeting today with United Nations Secretary-General  His Excellency Antonio Guterres to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. (From Left) Hon Denis Moses, Foreign Minister, Trinidad and Tobago; Hon Mia Mottley, Prime Minister, Barbados; Dr Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago; HE Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General; Dr Hon Timothy Harris, Prime Minister, St. Kitts and Nevis and Chairman, CARICOM; Hon Peter David, Foreign Minister, Grenada; Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General, CARICOM; Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, Foreign Minister, Barbados Prime Minister Harris is accompanied at the meeting by  Dr. Hon Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Hon Mia Mottley Prime Minister of Barbados, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and the Foreign Ministers and UN Ambassadors of Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. Jun 30, 2020 Statement by the Chair of the Caribbean Community The… Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community… Jun 6, 2020 Leading the CARICOM Delegation – (from left) Prime Minister Hon Mia Mottley, Barbados; Prime Minister Dr Hon. Keith Rowley, Trinidad and Tobago; CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Hon Timothy Harris, St Kitts and Nevis, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque The meeting, at UN Headquarters in New York, is a follow-up to the decision of CARICOM Heads of Government at their Special Emergency Meeting on Thursday which discussed the on-going situation in Venezuela. The CARICOM Leaders agreed to request a meeting with the UN Secretary-General which he accepted. Jul 2, 2020 Tribute to Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing to the Top –… CARICOM Heads Meet Friday – Handover of Chairmanship to… You may be interested in… Jul 10, 2020 CARICOM Delegation in New York holds pre-Meeting ahead of talks with UN SGThe CARICOM Delegation in New York to meet with UN Secretary-General HE Antonio Guterres on the crisis in Venezuela held a preparatory session this morning. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis, is leading the delegation which includes Prime Minister Dr. Hon Keith Rowley…January 28, 2019In “Barbados”CARICOM Delegation to meet with UN Secretary-General Monday on crisis on VenezuelaChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis leads a delegation from the Community to meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General His Excellency Antonio Guterres on Monday morning to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. The meeting will take place at…January 27, 2019In “Barbados”PM Rowley holds press conference on return from CARICOM UN Mission on VenezuelaMeaningful dialogue and negotiation are necessary to find a solution to the situation in Venezuela, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley said Wednesday. PM Rowley, who is Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Security in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet, was on a delegation to…January 30, 2019In “Event”Share this on WhatsApp Video Playerhttps://today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/PM_Rowley_on_UN_Meeting_Venezuela.mp400:0000:0001:05Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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Romania sympathetic to CARICOM’s blacklisting concerns

first_img Caribbean Leaders to Participate in OACPS Inter-Sessional… Some CARICOM Member States have been blacklisted by EU despite having fulfilled the criteria set out by the relevant global regulatory authorities for financial services. Secretary-General LaRocque in a statement during the ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat’s headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, said the depth of the friendly relationship between the Region and the EU “should have allowed for dialogue prior to the institution of such harmful measures which negatively affect our Community.” He called on Romania in its capacity as the current President of the Council of the European Union, to influence the initiation of a dialogue on this issue. He pointed out that blacklisted jurisdictions faced major reputational damage and disruptive controls on their financial transactions. “Blacklisting influences the strategies of international banks resulting in de-risking and their withdrawal of crucial correspondent banking relationships,” he added. CARICOM and Romania are working on a draft Memorandum of Understanding to implement and execute specific technical and scientific programmes and projects. Romania has offered 46 scholarships to Community nationals in various areas beneficial to Member States. The Secretary-General urged Romania to support the Community’s advocacy for international actions that allowed for a balanced approach to accessing concessional development financing. He said a fundamental reconsideration was required of the current criteria that governed access to such funding which gave inordinate weight to GDP per capita. “Revised criteria must take into account vulnerability and not rely solely on per capita income which has resulted in many of our countries being graduated out of access to such funding,” Ambassador LaRocque said. “As we seek to build our resilience, concessional development financing is needed to assist us,” he added. “Studies have shown that for every dollar spent on building resilience prior to disasters, four dollars are saved on reconstruction costs,” the Secretary-General stated. “Financing resilience to combat disasters and other effects of climate change is a good investment,” Ambassador LaRocque said. The Romanian diplomat said his country had established diplomatic relations with all Caribbean countries and had signed MOUs with Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guyana and Jamaica. Ambassador Mera, based in Brazil, invited the Secretary-General to attend an International Conference on Resilience to Disasters, in Bucharest on March 12, 2019. CARICOM Foreign Ministers have also been invited. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The Government of Romania is sympathetic to the concerns of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with respect to the blacklisting of some of its Member States by the European Union (EU). The sentiment was conveyed by His Excellency Stefan Mera as he presented his credentials on Thursday to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as his country’s first Ambassador to CARICOM.   His Excellency Stefan Mera (L) as he delivered remarks at his credentials ceremony on Thursday. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (R) listens intently. His Excellency Stefan Mera, first Ambassador of Romania to CARICOM signs the Secretary-General’s Guest Book CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque greets His Excellency Stefan Mera as he arrives to present his credentials on 24 January, 2019 From left, Ambassador Colin Granderson, ASG Foreign and Community Relations; first Ambassador of Romania to CARICOM, His Excellency Stefan Mera; CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Feb 24, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 OECD warns COVID-19 could halve global growth –… center_img Related Posts Jun 1, 2020 Trinidad removed from “grey list” – CARICOM Business… CARICOM’s advocacy for resilience financing intensifies; optimism in Finland’s support(CARICOM Secretariat, 12 September 2019) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has reiterated its call for international financial institutions to accept that the vulnerability of Small Island and low-lying coastal Developing States (SIDS), should be the main criterion for eligibility for concessional development financing, instead of GDP per capita. As yet another…September 12, 2019In “Event”CARICOM voices strong objection to new EU blacklist(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) strongly objects to the recent labelling of some of its Member States by the European Union as Non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, CARICOM Secretary-General said Wednesday, 12 December, 2017. He was at the time accrediting a new Ambassador of France to CARICOM,…December 15, 2017In “General”Finland signals interest in CARICOM’s bio-energyThe Government of Finland, through its newly accredited envoy to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has expressed strong interest in exploring the bio-energy potential in mainland territories of CARICOM. Speaking at the ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat for the presentation of his Letter of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque,…March 17, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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East Penn Names Metzger Sales Manager Automotive Cables and Diversified Products

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement LYON STATION, PA — East Penn Manufacturing Company recently announced the promotion of Pharon L. Metzger from assistant sales manger to sales manager automotive cables and diversified products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMetzger will assume responsibility for the sales, marketing and management of East Penn’s diversified products to the company’s national account base. He will also continue to manage and promote sales through the company’s independent rep agencies. Metzger joined East Penn after graduating from Moravian College in 1987 as sales trainee. Since then he has been promoted to route salesman, city salesman, district manager and his most recent position as assistant manager automotive cables and diversified products. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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PPG Appoints Gary Danowski Vice President, Performance Glazings

first_imgPITTSBURGH — PPG Industries has announced that Gary Danowski, director, global operations, aerospace, will become vice president, performance glazings, effective in mid-January. He will report to Senior Vice President Victoria Holt and be based at the Harmar, Pa., glass business and discovery center. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer at the former Crestline, Ohio, automotive glass fabrication plant, which is now part of Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC (PGW). He moved to Detroit in 1988 as an automotive glass sales engineer and to Evansville, Ind., in 1991 as superintendent of engineering at PPG’s former automotive glass plant there. In 1994, Danowski moved to Paris as director, market development, for PPG’s European glass business, returning to the United States in 1997 as plant manager of PPG’s former Meadville, Pa., glass manufacturing facility, now part of PGW. He was appointed director, new products and services, flat glass (now the performance glazings business), in 2001; director, production, automotive OEM glass (now part of PGW), in 2003; and director, global operations, aerospace, in 2007. Danowski earned a mechanical engineering degree from Gannon University and a master of business administration degree from Ashland University.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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I-CAR Education Foundation Announces 2009 Board of Trustees

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The I-CAR Education Foundation has announced its slate of Trustees and Executive Committee for 2009. The I-CAR Education Foundation is honored to have the following representatives on the Executive Committee:AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement ·    Chairman, Chris Evans — State Farm Insurance; ·    Vice Chairman, Doug Webb — CSi Complete; ·    Secretary, Bill Daly — Allstate Insurance Co.; ·    Treasurer, Chris Northup; ·    Member-At-Large, Steve Seidner — Seidner’s Collision Centers; ·    Member-At-Large, Terry Fortner — Nationwide Insurance; and ·    Immediate Past Chairman, Clark Plucinski, True2Form Collision Repair Centers. In addition to the Executive Committee, the Foundation Board of Trustees consists of: ·    Mark Algie – 3M Co.; ·    Joseph Allen – CCC Information Services Inc.; ·    Terry Angell – Warren Tech; ·    Guy Bargnes – BASF; ·    Mary Knapp – Dennis Technical Education Center; ·    Geralynn Kottschade – Jerry’s Body Shop Inc.; ·    Tim O’Day – Gerber Collision & Glass; ·    John Saia – Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.; ·    Greg Settle – Mercedes-Benz; ·    Roland Taube – International Representative; and ·    John Ward – Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Trustee Emeriti consist of: ·    J. Laurence Costin – CCC Information Services Inc.; ·    Lirel Holt; ·    Frank McGiboney; ·    Chuck Sulkala – Acme Body and Paint Inc; and ·    the late Russell Verona – East Rockford Collision Center. “The Education Foundation has proven its unique ability to stimulate and support education in the collision repair industry,” said Chris Evans, chairman of the I-CAR Education Foundation Board of Trustees. “Last year we launched our first annual $100,000 effort of supporting students through Education Foundation scholarships, grants of curriculum to Career and Technical Schools and Colleges (CTSC) and continuing education for CTSC instructors. We believe it’s possible to illustrate to others that by getting involved and supporting the Education Foundation we can benefit the industry and our businesses directly.”Advertisement “Last year, our Board of Trustees took the I-CAR Education Foundation in a bold new direction and Messrs. Allen and O’Day and Ms. Knapp bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to help guide us down this path,” said Scott Kruger, I-CAR Education Foundation executive director. “As we move to support and strengthen the collision repair education system, I look forward to working with and learning from these three respected professionals.” “I once again look forward to working with the Board, our wonderfully dedicated staff, and I-CAR to move the organization to the next level. There’s no stopping what the Education Foundation can do for students and local career and technical schools and colleges,” concluded Evans.last_img read more

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Larry Collet Joins Penray as Regional Sales Manager, Automotive Division

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – Larry Collet has joined Penray as regional sales manager for the company’s Automotive Division. In this position, Collet is responsible for sales with current customers, as well as helping to build and establish relationships with future customers. Collet is based in Houston, Texas, and reports to Mark Fryar, Penray’s national field sales manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to Penray, Collet spent 23 years with ITW’s Performance Polymers Division. He served as the district sales manager for the Southwestern United States for 20 years, and then spent the last three years as a corporate product trainer for the Southeastern region. “All of us at Penray would like to welcome Larry to the team and wish him the very best in his new position,” said Fryar. “Larry’s previous experience and extensive knowledge of the chemical industry is a tremendous asset to the Penray team and to the customers that we serve.” Collet holds an associate of art degree from Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, Texas, and a bachelor of science degree in business management from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Collect is certified in hazardous material transportation training.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Home Country: Dinkahuahua

first_imgWe knew without being told what a Labradoodle was, of course. It meant that a good retriever got too close to one of those tippy-toe prancing fluffs and now there are puppies that need good homes. We’d been broken in to this world by cockapoos and peekapoos, so a genuine Labradoodle wasn’t that much of a stretch. “You’d get a dinkahuahua, of course.” “Hope it isn’t catching,” Dud said. “A Scottish terrier and a great Dane would produce some Great Scotts,” Dud said. “If one of them Australian dingos got crossed with those little Mexican dogs,” Dud said. We shrugged. The groaning continued for minutes while we got refills. “Well?” “But what would it unlock?” “A litter with an identity crisis? “You take one of them Japanese Akitas,” said a guy from the truckers’ table, “and cross him with a Boston terrier, you’d get Akitaboston.” “OK,” said our waitress, finally succumbing to the downward spiral of waning intellect, “if you had a part saluki, part terrier and crossed it with a part bull mastiffand part Llasa apso, what would you get?” “At least that would sound fairly good in a classified ad,” Doc added, nodding.center_img We looked at him and waited. “No. You’d get a bunch of ap-saluki-terri-bulls.” “This is getting bad … but now that you mention it, what if a half Yorki-half old English sheepdog got interested in a lonely papillon. You’d find yourself with yoroldpappis.” “You send that same corgi on a blind date with a shar-pei,” Dud said, “and you could end up with a bunch of card sharps.” “Labradoodles? Some lady in the city has Labradoodles,” Doc said, putting down the paper. I think that’s when Doc hit him with the napkin. “You know,” Doc said, “if you were to cross Lassie with a Cardigan Welsh corgi, you could get a colling card.” At least it gave us something to talk about over coffee. At least when it was over, no one had suggested a tryst between a shih-tsu and a bulldog. Home CountryBy SLIM RANDLES The waitress was giving us looks like she needed our seats at the counter to be empty. Especially since the dog-combo disease was spreading.last_img read more

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