Florida man accused of threatening to bomb animal shelter

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly left multiple phone messages with a local animal shelter in Brooksville, threatening to blow them up. Peter Dalessandro, 52, surrendered himself to authorities around 11:00 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday.

Dalessandro has been charged with multiple counts of threatening to place or discharge an explosive device and multiple counts of assault. Dalessandro allegedly made six calls after a puppy the shelter had taken in was euthanized quickly. He called the shelter several times on April 20 and threatened to kill anyone who was there and stated that a bomb was on the property. A search of the property, however, revealed no bomb.

Allegedly, Dalessandro was angered about a recent incident involving euthanizing of an eight-month-old puppy at the shelter within fifteen minutes after the dog’s arrival. According to reports, it is the animal shelter’s policy to euthanize animals as soon as possible if there is no room to house them. However, The Miami Herald reports a shelter volunteer’s claim that there were at least ten kennels open at the time the dog was taken in. An investigation has been opened into the incident and is ongoing. Several employees of the shelter have been relieved of their duties until it has completed.

The director of the shelter called the euthanizing a mistake. Further reports reveal that Dalessandro allegedly called the shelter staff “scumbags” and told them, “I don’t know how you can make an error like that. I’m going to place a bomb and kill everybody.”

Dalessandro has reportedly made threats of a similar nature not related to this case. According to police, Dalessandro has a history of harshly reacting to news of animals dying or which have suffered abuse and has a rap sheet dating back to 2001. Some of the accusations against him include calling individuals who have been accused of killing animals and calling an attorney defending an individual accused of killing a dog.

Options For Your Attorney In York, Pa

byAlma Abell

When you have legal issues of any type, you probably know that you need to find a good attorney in York, PA, but have you considered which type of attorney you need? Usually, you will find that hiring one law firm that has the ability to work on multiple types of cases will be smart. This means that the attorney you hire to help with your bankruptcy case today may also be able to assist you in a few years if you have been hurt in a car accident and need a personal injury attorney. This article will talk about some of the most common situations that may require legal representation today.

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Personal injury lawyers work with a variety of clients today. Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, 18 wheeler accidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice situations are all the domain of personal injury lawyers. There are also other situations in which a personal injury lawyer will work, including nearly any situation in which people were hurt due to another person (or another company) acting, or neglecting to act, in a proper way. Personal injury attorneys get compensation for both medical injuries and for the intangible damages known as “pain and suffering” for their clients.

Bankruptcy attorneys are increasingly needed today since the bankruptcy laws can be very complicated. An attorney in York, PA can help clients with every aspect of the bankruptcy, from the beginning part where the paperwork is completed to the credit counseling class to the court date when the bankruptcy is officially approved. The attorney will be very helpful in guiding a client as to which type of bankruptcy to file and will help the client to make sure that all the allowable exemptions are taken so that as much personal property as possible can be retained.

Employment law is another field of law that your York attorney may work in. Employment law is a very diverse field and can include situations such as wrongful termination, age discrimination, gender discrimination, and hostile work environments. Nearly any issue in the workplace can be handled by an employment lawyer like Parker Law Firm P.C. To get the best results from any workplace problem, seeking legal help rather than trying to negotiate yourself is wise.

Wikinews interviews Eric Saussine, director of the James Bond fan film Shamelady

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The James Bond film series is one of the most popular and successful, having grossed over US$4 billion worldwide. The suave, sophisticated secret agent has secured his place in popular culture as the definitive action hero that has appeared in twenty-three films between 1954 and 2006.

Daniel Craig was announced as the seventh actor to portray 007 in late 2005, making his debut in the 2006 smash hit Casino Royale. While fans await Craig’s second outing in Quantum of Solace, due later this year, they have been able to watch Shamelady, a fan film made by the French film production company Constellation Studios.

Shamelady is a tribute to Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels on which many of the films are based, and EON Productions, the makers of the official 007 films. The film was first released in 2007 and runs just under an hour long. It can be downloaded from Constellation’s website or viewed on YouTube.

Legally, the filmmakers cannot profit from Shamelady, but they didn’t make it for the money, rather the thrill of creating an original Bond film. The plot is fairly simple, and reminiscent of Casino Royale. Bond is sent to a casino to nab a vicious crime lord, but gets betrayed by a fellow agent in the process. Viewer reaction to the film was positive for the most part, and Constellation Studios has now planned a sequel to Shamelady, which director Eric Saussine speaks of in the interview below.

Florida man accused of threatening to bomb animal shelter

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Florida man was arrested after he allegedly left multiple phone messages with a local animal shelter in Brooksville, threatening to blow them up. Peter Dalessandro, 52, surrendered himself to authorities around 11:00 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday.

Dalessandro has been charged with multiple counts of threatening to place or discharge an explosive device and multiple counts of assault. Dalessandro allegedly made six calls after a puppy the shelter had taken in was euthanized quickly. He called the shelter several times on April 20 and threatened to kill anyone who was there and stated that a bomb was on the property. A search of the property, however, revealed no bomb.

Allegedly, Dalessandro was angered about a recent incident involving euthanizing of an eight-month-old puppy at the shelter within fifteen minutes after the dog’s arrival. According to reports, it is the animal shelter’s policy to euthanize animals as soon as possible if there is no room to house them. However, The Miami Herald reports a shelter volunteer’s claim that there were at least ten kennels open at the time the dog was taken in. An investigation has been opened into the incident and is ongoing. Several employees of the shelter have been relieved of their duties until it has completed.

The director of the shelter called the euthanizing a mistake. Further reports reveal that Dalessandro allegedly called the shelter staff “scumbags” and told them, “I don’t know how you can make an error like that. I’m going to place a bomb and kill everybody.”

Dalessandro has reportedly made threats of a similar nature not related to this case. According to police, Dalessandro has a history of harshly reacting to news of animals dying or which have suffered abuse and has a rap sheet dating back to 2001. Some of the accusations against him include calling individuals who have been accused of killing animals and calling an attorney defending an individual accused of killing a dog.

The Pros And Cons Of Blackberry Mobile Platform

The Pros and Cons of Blackberry Mobile Platform

by

Ashley Forrester

Choosing the right mobile platform is extremely important which in turn would help you in the primary use of the handheld. There are numerous operating systems (OS) of handhelds in the market, like Blackberry OS, Android, Windows Mobile, and Apple iOS. Each have their own specialties and have been developed keeping in mind certain sections of users. It has been observed that certain mobile applications also depend on the OS of a particular phone. If you are planning to use a specific app to shop from retailers online then it is always better to check whether it is compatible to be used with the OS of your handheld. Whether it is for mobile commerce or mobile ticketing, the same rule applies for all.

Here are the pros and cons of Blackberry OS that are widely used in its handhelds:

Blackberry

This brand has been the favorite for those who are executives and businessmen. The popularity of Blackberry is going up almost every year mainly because of its numerous features that help people to stay in touch with their work even when they are on the move. Blackberry devices are perfect for multi-tasking, like you can stream Pandora as you check your inbox for new emails. The choices of designs are wide in case of Blackberry phones together with a range of prices. In the US, Blackberry has a market share of approximately 40%, which is the largest amongst any other manufacturer. However, since nothing is perfect in this world, this brand also has certain advantages and disadvantages.

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Advantages:

Compared to other brands, Blackberry mobiles allow users to use the device for two days at a stretch on a single charge. Thus proving its power efficient features of the Blackberry OS.

The mobile platform of this brand is extremely secure, thus making it the favorite for businessmen.

The push email experience is excellent amongst others. It provides easy accessibility from the moment you get to the main screen together with strong attachment support.

The keyboard design is ideal for fast text entry irrespective of whether you are sending text messages or emails.

Disadvantages:

Blackberry App World does not come with a wide selection of apps. On top of that, premium programs are quite expensive.

The browser is much slower compared to WebKit based browser on other branded phones like iPhones and Android. When it comes to QWERTY devices, the browser comes with small type.

Unlike iTunes and Amazon MP3, Blackberry does not have any over-the-air music store for its users to download songs from.

Although the market for Blackberry phones is increasing almost every year, the makers of the brand are trying to overcome their drawback and also improve upon their strengths. If you are a busy executive and planning to buy a new Blackberry for your use, then it is always better to go for it. This would help you understand the usefulness of the phones and it will also make life easier for you. Blackberry

mobile platform

has helped numerous businessmen in the past, so go for Cart2Mobile to experience the world of Blackberry.

Ashley Forrester is a prolific writer on all topics related to mCommerce. She is an industry insider who is well up on the latest trends and technologies ruling roost in this domain.

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Anthrocon 2007 draws thousands to Pittsburgh for furry weekend

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Local caterers get ready for big business, as almost three thousand fans converge on the David L. Lawrence Convention Center over the Independence Day weekend for the world’s largest ever furry convention, Anthrocon 2007.

Many hope to renew acquaintances, or meet new friends. Others look to buy from dealers and artists, or show off new artwork or costumes. Some attend to make money, or even learn a thing or two. But one thing unites them: They’re all there to have fun.

Nineteen activists killed by Israeli commandos aboard aid convoy bound for Gaza

Monday, May 31, 2010

 Notice — August 24, 2015 The title of this article states nineteen were killed, whereas the body more accurately reflects the facts of the time by recording between nine and nineteen deaths. The correct figure at the time was in fact nine deaths. 

Between nine and nineteen Free Gaza Movement activists died today in international waters when Israeli Defense Force commandos boarded vessels attempting to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

Benjamin Netanyahu gave the death toll to be at least 10. Israeli television says that 19 people were killed and 36 were wounded in the confrontation.

The six vessels, called the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, were carrying 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid destined for the Gaza Strip, including water purifiers, prefabricated homes and medical equipment. Passengers include several European members of parliament and MPs from Germany, Belgium, Algeria and Israel.

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that “the organizers are well-known for their ties with global jihad, al-Qaida and Hamas. They have a history of arms smuggling and deadly terror.” The Israeli military had declared it would not allow the ships to reach Gaza and said the activists were a “provocation intended to delegitimise Israel”. The Israeli Navy had been transmitting messages throughout the night ordering them to turn back, stating: “If you ignore this order and enter the blockaded area, the Israeli navy will be forced to take all the necessary measures in order to enforce this blockade,” and that the Gaza region was a protected military zone.

Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers, had said that the flotilla was “fully prepared for the different scenarios” that might arise, and organizers were hopeful that Israeli authorities would “do what’s right” and not stop the convoy. She said, “we fully intend to go to Gaza regardless of any intimidation of threats of violence against us,” and that “they are going to have to forcefully stop us.”

The pre-dawn boarding took place in international waters around 150 kilometres (90 miles) off the coast of Gaza. Footage from on the flotilla’s lead vessel, the MV Mavi Marmara, and video released by the IDF, showed armed Israeli commandos boarding the ship from helicopters and fighting with activists. According to the Israel Defense Forces, the activists attacked the commandos with batons, knives and axes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said;

They were mobbed. They were clubbed, they were beaten, stabbed. There was even a report of gunfire and our soldiers had to defend themselves, defend their lives or they would have been killed.

A spokesman for the flotilla, Greta Berlin accused Israeli troops of indiscriminately shooting at “unarmed civilians”. Israel said troops found weapons aboard the Gaza flotilla which were used against the IDF. The allegations were rejected by both the Free Gaza Movement, IHH and Egypt’s foreign minister, who said the boats had been searched before they left port.

The images are certainly not pleasant. I can only voice regret at all the fatalities

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon said he was “shocked by reports of killings and injuries of people on boats carrying supplies for Gaza” and called for “a full investigation to determine exactly how this bloodshed took place” and urged Israel to “urgently provide a full explanation”. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for three days of mourning to commemorate what he called the “massacre” of protesters. Ismail Haniya, the Hamas leader in Gaza, has dubbed the Israeli action as “a crime”.

Turkey’s prime minister describes Israeli raid as ‘state terrorism’ and said Israel violated international laws. Some of the ships were sailing under Turkish flags and media reports indicate that Turkish nationals are among the dead. Turkey demanded an “urgent explanation” from Israel and warned of “irreparable consequences” after the incident. Netanyahu said the raid was self defense. Turkey is withdrawing its ambassador to Israel and is calling on the U.N. Security Council to convene in an emergency session about Israel.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, has called on Israeli authorities to launch a “full inquiry” into the killing. She “reiterates the European Union’s position regarding Gaza – the continued policy of closure is unacceptable and politically counterproductive.” Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said he was “deeply concerned” and France said “nothing can justify” the incident. Sweden, Austria, Greece and Spain have said it was important to “quickly establish” what happened, and have summoned the Israeli ambassadors.

The British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called on the Government of Israel to open all crossings for aid to enter Gaza and said Israel should “address the serious concerns about the deterioration in the humanitarian and economic situation and about the effect on a generation of young Palestinians?.” Russia calls attention to the fact that the Israeli interception of a Gaza-bound international aid flotilla took place in international waters, which it said represents a gross violation of international law.

European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek has urged the international Middle East mediators Russia, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union to persuade Israel to end its blockade of Gaza. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Europe. In Greece and France there was clashes with police. There were protests in cities around the Ireland, UK and Italy. In the Middle East there were protests in Turkey, Lebanon and Iran.

The White House said that the United States “deeply regrets” the loss of life and injuries and was working to understand the circumstances surrounding this “tragedy”. The Organization of the Islamic Conference, comprising of 57 countries, described the flotilla incident as “a serious escalation and a flagrant violation of the international law and human values.”

The media has not been given access to the politicians, activists and journalists who were in the convoy or information about deaths and injuries. Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld police say it will deport the roughly 50 of the 671 activists in the flotilla except those who refuse to cooperate. The other activists have been sent to jail in the southern desert town of Beersheba after refusing to identify themselves and will remain in detention.

Irishman Dennis Halliday, a former assistant secretary general of the United Nations and the Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, are aboard the only boat left in the convoy, the Irish MV Rachel Corrie vessel, named after Rachel Corrie. The vessel is now on the way to the Gaza Strip. The Irish Prime Minister Mr Cowen said he believed Israel’s blockade of humanitarian assistance to Gaza was illegal under international law.

Diving Cairns For An Incredible Experience

Submitted by: Scuba Centre

Cairns or ‘Cans’ as Australians prefer to pronounce it, is located in the state of Queensland in Australia. To be more specific, Cairns is situated along the eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula. So what is Cairns all about? Well, it is a popular tourist destination that attracts thousands of international tourists. The Dainties National Park and Cape Tribulation with their aesthetic sceneries are important attractions of this town. The climate is pretty warm and the average temperature hovering around 29 degree Celsius makes your dive Cairns holiday quite enjoyable. From May to November, the season remains relatively dry and from December to April it remains wet due to monsoons.

If you have come to Australia for your scuba diving expedition then Cairns can be the perfect location due to its close proximity to The Great Barrier Reef. The eco-system of this famous reef is the most diverse as here you will find more than 1500 species of fish and 350 varieties of coral. The variety of marine life available here makes this place a premier scuba diving site. There is amazement in every part of the reef. The good thing is that Cairns diving is not only limited to The Great Barrier Reef. The SS Yongala wreck dive is also a premier dive site. Located at a distance of 12 nautical miles from the coast of Cape bowling green, the structure of the site is intact till today. In other words, it has become a historic wreck site as well as an artificial reef which is home to a variety of marine life. Do not forget to include a visit to this site in your diving Cairns itinerary.

For those who are visiting Cairns for the first time, getting here is pretty easy. The town has an international airport thereby making your travel hassle-free. In case you want to see the attractions of Australia on the way to Cairns then you can take a drive from either Sydney or Brisbane. In Australia, Cairns is considered as the Mecca of scuba diving. Therefore you are sure to get an unforgettable diving experience in Cairns.

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Although the fun aspects of diving here are enormous, you must be aware about safety issues particularly when you go underwater. It is important that you have the right skills. There are incredible reefs here and as a visitor you must follow the given instructions and try it step by step.

Cairns or ‘Cans’ as Australians prefer to pronounce it, is located in the state of Queensland in Australia. To be more specific, Cairns is situated along the eastern coast of Cape York Peninsula. So what is Cairns all about? Well, it is a popular tourist destination that attracts thousands of international tourists. The Dainties National Park and Cape Tribulation with their aesthetic sceneries are important attractions of this town. The climate is pretty warm and the average temperature hovering around 29 degree Celsius makes your dive Cairns holiday quite enjoyable. From May to November, the season remains relatively dry and from December to April it remains wet due to monsoons.

If you have come to Australia for your scuba diving expedition then Cairns can be the perfect location due to its close proximity to The Great Barrier Reef. The eco-system of this famous reef is the most diverse as here you will find more than 1500 species of fish and 350 varieties of coral. The variety of marine life available here makes this place a premier scuba diving site. There is amazement in every part of the reef. The good thing is that Cairns diving is not only limited to The Great Barrier Reef. The SS Yongala wreck dive is also a premier dive site. Located at a distance of 12 nautical miles from the coast of Cape bowling green, the structure of the site is intact till today. In other words, it has become a historic wreck site as well as an artificial reef which is home to a variety of marine life. Do not forget to include a visit to this site in your diving Cairns itinerary.

For those who are visiting Cairns for the first time, getting here is pretty easy. The town has an international airport thereby making your travel hassle-free. In case you want to see the attractions of Australia on the way to Cairns then you can take a drive from either Sydney or Brisbane. In Australia, Cairns is considered as the Mecca of scuba diving. Therefore you are sure to get an unforgettable diving experience in Cairns.

Although the fun aspects of diving here are enormous, you must be aware about safety issues particularly when you go underwater. It is important that you have the right skills. There are incredible reefs here and as a visitor you must follow the given instructions and try it step by step.

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Viktor Schreckengost dies at 101

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Viktor Schreckengost, the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt during his association with Cowan Pottery died yesterday. He was 101.

Schreckengost was born on June 26, 1906 in Sebring, Ohio, United States.

Schreckengost’s peers included the far more famous designers Raymond Loewy and Norman Bel Geddes.

In 2000, the Cleveland Museum of Art curated the first ever retrospective of Schreckengost’s work. Stunning in scope, the exhibition included sculpture, pottery, dinnerware, drawings, and paintings.