first_imgMissing Mary Boyle’s twin sister Ann has complained to Gardai about the recent dig to find her sister’s body.The site at Cashelard which Gardai dug up in the search for missing Mary BoyleGardai used a JCB to excavate a quarter acre site just 100 metres from where Mary was last seen in Cashelard near Ballyshannon in 1977.It follows a scan by a geophysical company Scantech who identified a possible burial site in the area. However before they could finalise their report, Gardai carried out a dig.Now Ann Boyle has called on the Garda ombudsman to investigate the dig.“The Gardai had come in looking for a body when it was more likely they would find evidence of a temporary resting place or grave. All those clues appear to be gone,” said Ann.  MISSING MARY’S SISTER COMPLAINS TO GARDAI ABOUT DIG was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ann BoyleCashelarddigGardaiMARY BOYLElast_img read more

Bob Barker Speaks Out Against Pigeon Shoots

first_imgThe indomitable animal defender and iconic former host of ‘The Price Is Right,’ Bob Barker has fired off letters to officials demanding animal cruelty investigations take place into the live pigeon shoots currently allowed in Pennsylvania.Letters were sent to current Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, Governor Tom Corbett, and official candidates running for the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General this year, Kathleen Kane and David Freed appealing them to enforce PA Humane Law 5511 against the horrific animal cruelty occurring at the pigeon shoots.Part of the letter states: “It is very distressing to me personally to see such appalling cruelty. This is not a hunt or sport, but a massacre of the cruelest kind. SHARK’s most recent video filmed at the Wing Pointe hunting club documents unspeakable acts of violence against docile, semi-tame and even banded pigeons.”Well-known for his tireless work helping animals, Bob Barker was so appalled at the cruelty towards pigeons depicted in the most recent footage filmed at Wing Pointe hunting club by SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) on September 30th, and hearing how as yet, no-one had been prosecuted for animal cruelty, he decided to pen letters to officials. Barker goes on to say, “It is equally disturbing to me to watch not only adults committing the abuse, but also young boys being indoctrinated into such gratuitous violence. As I am sure you are aware, teaching children such heartless cruelty and careless behavior toward animals leads down a very dangerous path.”Pennsylvania is the one of only a few states to still allow live pigeon shoots, which are held openly, mostly at private hunting and gun clubs. Approximately 22,000 birds are used as targets every year and are generally captured from the streets of New York or are ex-homing pigeons, ex racing pigeons and sold by farmers. Only a very small percentage survive, the majority are not killed outright and either die slowly from their wounds or are horrifically executed by the pigeon shooters themselves by stomping, kicking, swinging them around by their necks, smashing against objects and decapitation.Find out more about SHARK here.last_img read more

Canadian Family Entertainment Mogul Michael Hirsh to be Honoured with 2016 Animation

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Dubbed “the Father of the Canadian animation industry”, entertainment mogul Michael Hirsh today will be celebrated for his achievements and contributions to the global animation industry, receiving a 2016 Animation Hall of Fame Award at World Animation & VFX Summit Gala. He will be honoured on November 1, 2016 at the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, California.The Gala will bring together other distinguished recipients, Cartoon Network’s founding president Betty Cohen, ‘Fairly Odd Parents‘ creator Butch Hartman, LAIKA president and CEO Travis Knight, VFX visionary Ellen Poon, and Cyber Group Studios chairman & CEO Pierre Sissmann.“I am honoured to join Betty, Butch, Travis, Ellen and Pierre with this recognition who have contributed immensely to our industry. It’s with much gratitude I receive this award, and an honour to be part of this great rewarding and challenging industry which is now enjoying a new ‘Golden Age’ with more exciting things to come,” says Michael Hirsh, recipient, CEO of WOW! Unlimited. The award comes on the heels of the announcement that Michael Hirsh will be taking the role of CEO for the newly formed WOW! Unlimited Media Inc., which is positioned to become the definitive next generation global kids and youth entertainment media company. Michael is joined by a team of proven entertainment executives, Fred Seibert, Bob Ezrin and Neil Chakravarti, who have collaborated to create the next industry disruptor.“It is an absolute pleasure to present this award to an industry figure and long time friend that we hold in such high regard. We have witnessed Michael’s unwavering reputation as one of the most exceptional professionals in global animation and his career continues to exceed the expectations for an Animation Hall of Fame inductee,” noted Jean Thoren, President and Publisher of Animation Magazine.Michael’s award will be present by long time collaborator and colleague, Toper Taylor. Toper is the CEO of Media Disrupted Inc., and concurrently President of Network of One, a YouTube focused data science, technology and content aggregation business in Culver City, California.Taylor of Media Disrupted Inc. stated: “Michael Hirsh lifted the animation business to extraordinary heights in his 40 year career, building two evergreen businesses, Nelvana (Corus) and Cookie Jar (DHX) and now is ready to spring from the launch pad of his third endeavor, ‘Wow’.  His impact is global and positively affected the creative community, shareholders, broadcasters, publishers, licensors and tens of thousands of employees who can thank Michael for launching their careers and a long list of hit brands.  With great joy and deep respect, I am presenting this award to my long-time partner and close friend, Michael Hirsh.”Michael Hirsh is considered the Canadian product of mixing Warren Buffett with Walt Disney. An innovator in the realm of animated children’s entertainment, Michael’s illustrious career is a testament to his undeniable ability to foresee industry trends and create the best in animated programming.  Programming that includes Franklin, Rolie Polie Olie, The Care Bears, Babar, Rupert, Beyblade and The Adventures of Tintin. He is recognized industry wide as a leading business and brand builder and his achievements have shaped today’s era in animation production and distribution in Canada and internationally. Michael is the co-founder of Nelvana Limited,Cookie Jar Entertainment, TeleTOON Canada, and was Executive Chairman of DHX Media. He is currently Chairman of The Entertainment and Finance Group (TEAM), Chairman of CineCoup, and now CEO of WOW! Unlimited Media Inc.The fifth annual summit and gala will bring together the most high profile creators and decision makers in the animation and VFX industry to celebrate the careers of these award winners, and participate in the innovative panel discussions and networking events that the summit offers. Michael presented a master class at last year’s World Animation & VFX Summit where he approached the animation industry from a business point of view, with considerations of the current period of disintermediation and disruption in the industry. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more