Sri Lanka said Thursday it planned to set up sanctuaries for stray dogs in a bid to remove them from the streets and tackle a growing rabies problem.The mainly Buddhist nation has banned the killing of stray dogs since 2005 but is spending over five million dollars annually to treat dog bite victims, the health ministry said."We want to keep stray dogs in sanctuaries so that public areas can be safer for people," a ministry official told AFP, adding that the first open-air shelter will be in the north-central Buddhist pilgrim town of Anuradhapura.
As I continue to ponder reported rising retail sales, I note that Bloomberg reports New Jersey Jobless Rate Increases to 35-Year High of 9.8%New Jersey’s unemployment rate jumped to a 35-year high of 9.8 percent in July, the state Labor Department said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to protect the environment.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will designate a marine sanctuary in the tidal waters of Maryland, and another in Wisconsin's Lake Michigan.
Firefighters have rescued some people from a blaze burning in a high rise in Los Angeles. The flames took off in a commercial building on the corner of Olympic and Union in the city's Westlake District around 7:45 Tuesday night. LA City Fire officials say the flames were located in the southwest corner of the building's 5th floor. The LAFD says one person was evaluated on scene for a non-life threatening injury.