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Council buys dog poo bags for owners in bid to end mess
A parish council is taking a proactive approach to cleaning up its area - by buying dog poo bags for its residents. Finham Parish Council has opted to trial a new scheme handing out bags to dog owners for free after receiving "many complaints" from residents about dog mess left behind on pavements in the area.
May 23 8:22AM coventrytelegraph

Critics Accuse a Movie of Grooming Kids for Sexual Abuse. They Have a Point.
There's a corner of the parenting internet that seems to revel in finding danger in the everyday: heinous, disgusting new Snapchat features, the perils of personalized backpacks, kindly neighbors who are really sex predators. So I was skeptical when a blog post alleging that a new children's movie was grooming kids for abuse started making the rounds on Facebook.
May 22 10:12PM Slate Magazine

Show Dogs' sparks criticism
(CNN)A nonprofit group says a children's film about a Rottweiler police dog who tries to infiltrate the world of dog shows is sending a "troubling message that grooms children for sexual abuse," according to a statement made Tuesday. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) claims the film "Show Dogs" features scenes that normalize "unwanted genital touching to its child audience.
May 22 8:52PM CNN

Senior Dog Becomes Single Dad to Brood of Nine Orphaned Baby Ducks
Single parenthood can be tough, but rewarding. Just ask Fred, a yellow Labrador hailing from Mountfitchet Castle near Stansted, Essex.
May 22 7:17PM PEOPLE.com

Iran in the crosshairs as the Empire enters its mad dog days
John Wight has written for newspapers and websites across the world, including the Independent, Morning Star, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, London Progressive Journal, and Foreign Policy Journal. He is also a regular commentator on RT and BBC Radio.
May 22 6:45PM RT International

Labrador fosters nine ducklings
Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Video A labrador has become an unlikely foster parent to nine ducklings. They were found waddling around the grounds of Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex, with their mother nowhere to be seen.
May 22 2:22AM BBC News

Trump's China negotiators act like the bumbling bank robbers from 'Dog Day Afternoon
The Trump Administration's economic policies remind me of the Al Pacino film, "Dog Day Afternoon." It was based on the true story of a bank robbery gone bad, largely because of the slap-dash approach to the crime, the lack of contingency planning and the fundamental incompetence of the two hapless criminals, Sonny and Sal, who tried and failed to steal some cold hard cash.
May 21 10:55PM CNBC

The Winners of Cannes 2018 and Where to Find Them
The 71st Cannes Film Festival has ended, and between having its own women's march, bringing Star Wars back to the festival, seeing the return of Lars von Trier, and hearing Asia Argento's searing awards ceremony speech, this year was as eventful and political as ever. And politics are certainly reflected in the winners of this year's top prizes in the festival's main competition.
May 21 9:07PM Film School Rejects

Beautiful Moment for Depressed Dog Who Actually Found Closure Saying a Final Goodbye at the Funeral
It's amazing what some closure can do for a person - or for a dog. Sadie, a 13-year-old border collie-dalmatian-shepherd mutt, had been mourning the loss of her best friend and owner who recently passed away from a heart attack.
May 21 8:02PM Good News Network

Grooming Alert: Do Not Take Your Kids to the Show Dogs Movie
I'm usually very up on the kids movies that are coming out because I love to review movies in this online space for parents, but the past few weeks have been mind-bendingly busy for my family, and I completely missed that a new kids movie called Show Dogs came out this weekend. The premise looks cute, so I'm glad I missed it: at any other time I probably would have seen an online trailer and just taken my seven-year-old with me to see the Show Dogs Movie when I watched it for my review.
May 21 12:05PM For Every Mom

Who Will Buy Your Book?
Essays 1. As had become our Saturday morning summer routine, my friend and I were sitting on the benches outside of our local caf nursing iced coffees and watching the neighborhood go by.
May 21 11:08AM The Millions

How the Math Men Overthrew the Mad Men
Once, Mad Men ruled advertising. They've now been eclipsed by Math Menthe engineers and data scientists whose province is machines, algorithms, pureed data, and artificial intelligence.
May 21 11:05AM The New Yorker

Real-Life Superhero Movie is a Surprise Box Office Hit
Unsurprisingly, Deadpool 2 topped the box office chart over the weekend. The sequel even broke an attendance record in its debut, selling the most tickets ever for an R-rated movie on a Friday opening day: 5.
May 21 10:51AM Film School Rejects

This woman is helping her dog with weeks to live tick off his bucket list
A young dog owner embarked on an adventure with her cancer-stricken dog in the hope of creating beautiful final memories. Briana May, from Brisbane, started a bucket list after the retired guide dog named Isaac was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
May 21 9:17AM indy100

How to stand out online when everyone and their dog has a website
By Expert commentator Essential Website design Best practice advice Web design sits at the core of a site's success. It communicates the substance of what you do and why anyone should care.
May 21 8:26AM Smart Insights

Dog owners help Canadian scientists track Lyme disease threat
An increase in cases of Lyme disease in Canada could be the result of greater awareness and better testing, say experts who remind those heading out in risky areas to take precautions. In 2009, the Public Health Agency of Canada recorded 144 cases of Lyme disease in the country.
May 21 8:06AM CBC

Two stories lead India's modern science-fiction charge into the sci-fi magazine Strange Horizons
Several years ago, I read a book by Dan Simmons titled Song of Kali, which won the prestigious World Fantasy Award in 1986. Simmons' book, a horror novel set in Calcutta involving a horrific cult of the Goddess Kali, introduces the city with the following epigraph: Some places are too evil to be allowed to exist.
May 21 7:34AM Scroll.in

Pregnant, deaf woman punched along with her service dog on airplane
Published: May 20th, 2018 - 10:25am (EDT) ORLANDO, Florida (WESH) - Chaos on-board an airplane heading to Orlando when police say a man punched a service dog in the face because his wife was allergic. He also hit the animal's owner, who is deaf, and pregnant.
May 20 6:03PM 13 WTHR Indianapolis

A Visual History of Captain America's Shields
arrow entertainment Captain America has gone through plenty of wardrobe changes since his comic book debut in 1941, but it's his iconic shield that has had the most makeovers. Over the past eight decades, fans have seen the shield change its shape, color, and even the material from which it's crafted.
May 20 4:23AM mentalfloss.com

Summer Fun For Your Four-Legged Friends
I'm sure you all know by now how much my fur-kids LOVE trying out new stuff. We got an incredibly 'pawesome' shipment of pet products that we couldn't wait to dive into! If you're looking for fun new products to help keep your furbabies (cats OR dogs) busy this summer, check out our top pet product picks for summer 2018: Petlinks has some AMAZING pet beds that your cats and dogs will go nuts over! The Petlinks premium pet beds with gel memory foam cushion provide cooling comfort while conforming to your pet's body contours.
May 20 3:01AM Stephany's Sweet Life