The Department of Natural Resources office at 300 Mountain Rd., Sydney, is temporarily closed today, Dec. 14, because of a power outage. Residents are advised to call the office at 902-563-3370 to see if it has reopened. For online services, visit www.gov.ns.ca/natr . -30-
Silvana Arbia of the ICC, John Hocking of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Adama Deng of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Binta Mansara of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), and Herman von Hebel of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon attended the two-day gathering in Venice, Italy. Updating progress made by their respective institutions, the Registrars conferred on securing necessary funding and efficiently using resources, identifying governance, effective decision-making and budgeting processes as key ares of concern. They also discussed the need to retain qualified staff, particularly among tribunals and courts wrapping up their work. The Registrars agreed to explore common strategies regarding cooperating with countries on enforcing sentences and witness protection. 3 July 2009The Registrars, or top administrative officials, of the International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations tribunals and courts backed by the world body wrapped up a meeting today focusing on funding and resources.
A vegan campaigner who calls himself ‘Earthling Ed’ wrote on Facebook: “Activist refused to move away from this turkey.”Police and workers have given up and released him to us. We are now on our way to a sanctuary with him.”Many of the animals were injured or killed in the crash, and police tried to get protesters to stay away while the surviving turkeys were collected. Scores of turkeys made a break for it after a trailer transporting them on the M5 turned over.The load overturned on the A38 in Wychbold, Worcester, on Thursday at around 10am.Vegan activities on the scene attempted to prevent the farmer from retrieving the birds, who were fated to be killed for Christmas meals across the country.Despite their efforts, most of the turkeys were loaded back onto trailers and sent off to be slaughtered.One turkey, however, was saved after a woman refused to move away from it.The farmer gave up in the end and let the activists keep the bird. A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said in a statement: “At approximately 10am this morning, West Mercia Police were called to reports of an overturned trailer containing turkeys on J5 of the M5/A38.”Highways England, the fire and rescue service and the ambulance service were also in attendance. There were no reported injuries. The rest of the turkeys were loaded back onto the trailerCredit:Facebook/Earthling Ed Campaigners said this bird has now been named AshaCredit:Facebook/Yvonne Szachulska Turkeys on the looseCredit:Earthling Ed/Facebook “RSPCA were also called to the scene, a number of turkeys died as a result of the incident. The road has now reopened.”‘Once recovery was completed and emergency services ensured that members of the public and animals were safe, the remaining turkeys were handed back to their owner.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Earthling Ed can be seen in video footage arguing with police officers and firefighters and asked how they can “morally justify” allowing these animals to be “killed needlessly.”He said: “Meet Asha (meaning hope), or Ash for short. In the early hours of this morning Ash was crammed into a crate and piled onto a truck that began its drive to the slaughterhouse. On the way the truck overturned, crashing and therefore crushing and killing turkeys. “The turkeys that survived were violently thrown back into crates, picked up by their legs and wings and shoved onto a different truck that came to collect them for ‘processing’. They have been slaughtered for food now, people will actually eat the bodies of the traumatised birds that survived this crash.”We arrived at the crash site to rescue the injured birds. We were refused, we were laughed at, but we stood our ground.”One activist, my good friend Katie, cradled one of the confused and distressed turkeys and wouldn’t let the police or the workers take him to his death. Eventually they gave up and the ‘owner’ (you can’t own a life) of the birds said we could ‘relinquish his property’ and take the turkey. Turkeys are not property, they are individuals and they certainly do not exist on this earth for humans to eat their bodies for Christmas dinner.”