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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Whether they want a tofu diet for Tigger or a neck massage for Muffin, pet owners looking for nontraditional animal care are finding it with local veterinarians, animal experts and even those who also practice medicine on people. At Seco Canyon Animal Clinic, animals can get anything from homeopathic remedies to traditional pet care. Veterinarian Evelyn Vega, who owns the Saugus facility, learned about alternative pet care after graduating from Purdue University. Vega was making house calls with another veterinarian in the San Fernando Valley at the time she was building a client base and was surprised to learn how many clients wanted acupuncture for their pets. So she began taking acupuncture classes and then learned about other therapies for animals, from herbs to massage therapy. She offers these services to clients, many of whom don’t use alternative medicine themselves but are open to new therapies for their animals. “It’s a different thinking than Western medicine,” Vega said. “You have to think Western but think how they would make a diagnosis in Eastern terms.” Using between four and 14 needles per acupuncture session, Vega said there’s no way to know how an animal will react. She doesn’t use sedatives on them, but instead gives massages, which usually relax the animals. Many get the therapy to speed recovery from injuries or ease back pain. Most of her clients are dogs. In some cases, acupuncture is used to stimulate appetite and is activated by a point at the tip of the nose. So when a mean cat with an aversion to eating came in, Vega had to get the fine needle in its nose. In the end, the feline consented. Chiropractor James Langford of Van Nuys treats dogs and cats with sore necks, jaw problems, bad backs and other alignment issues. Because cats stretch so much, they usually need fewer treatments than Fido, and can be on the mend in two to three weeks. But dogs need more time to heal. Langford sees his canine patients once a week for about a month. Sometimes longer. “It all depends on the situation,” he said. !dtpo st!Sue Doyle,(661) [email protected] s.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAUGUS – She’s tried everything for her bad back. Acupuncture. Acupuncture with electrode treatments. And now a chiropractor. Splash, the 13-year-old Dalmatian, has a condition that behaves like arthritis of the spine. And her owner, Terry Jones, is trying alternative medicines on her pooch to relieve the pain. “There are times that she stands still for one half-hour all hunched over because she can’t move,” Jones said. Eastern medicine, with its organic approach to healing, has challenged the Western way of practicing medicine in doctor’s offices for years. Now it’s reaching out to animal care. last_img read more

first_imgCorning >> Both the Anderson and Corning high football teams were locked in a scoreless tie up until seconds before halftime. But a missed extra point in the fourth quarter was the difference in a defensive battle as sixth-seeded Anderson upset No. 3 seeded Corning 14-13 Thursday night at Cardinal Stadium.The Cubs (6-5) move on to the Northern Section Division III semifinals against No. 2 seed Lassen. Lassen defeated Wheatland 48-0 on Thursday. The Cardinals defense stopped the Cubs with 30 …last_img read more

first_imgThe New Age hopes to gain massivereadership quickly.(Image: Bongani Nkosi) Editor Henry Jeffreys said  they are notbiased towards the ANC.(Image: The New Age)MEDIA CONTACTS• The New Age+27 11 542 1222RELATED ARTICLES• Turning up the media volume• Praise for new isiZulu paper• New M&G journalism centre• Uganda’s media industry on a rollBongani NkosiThe New Age, the latest national newspaper to launch in South Africa, has finally hit the streets after delays of several months.The newspaper becomes the most recent to seek penetration into the challenging mainstream print media market. The first print version came out on 6 December 2010, with copies being sold across the country.The paper planned to launch in September, but this didn’t happen. In October it tried again, but efforts were scuppered by the resignation of appointed chief editor Vuyo Mvoko and four other key staff members.Following the setback, a new editor-in-chief, Henry Jeffreys, was appointed and he took up the post on 1 December. Jeffreys has a strong background in Afrikaans newspapers and was formerly editor of the daily Die Burger.The New Age is owned by business moguls with strong ties to the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Many media pundits have predicted that it will serve as a propaganda tool for the party and the government.It’s owned by TNA Media, whose executive chairperson Atul Gupta shares close ties with the ANC and the country’s President Jacob Zuma. TNA’s director Essop Pahad is an ANC veteran and was a minister in the presidency under Thabo Mbeki’s tenure.The paper’s owners have made it clear that The New Age will report on the government in a positive manner, but it will remain objective and it will not act as the government’s agent.It will not be biased towards the ANC, The New Age claims. “We hold no political brief for any political party or formation. We are proudly South African and fiercely independent – and owe allegiance only to our readers and South Africa,” said Jeffreys in a front-page note in the paper.Vow of deeper coverageThe broadsheet newspaper, which sells for R3.50 (US$0.50), is promising to cover all nine provinces in far more detail than any of its competitors. Wider coverage is an identified market gap, according to The New Age.“We aim to give a voice to under-reported rural and semi-rural communities,” said Jeffreys. “We hope we do not fail, especially in our efforts to cover the lesser known provinces.”The paper’s Sunday edition is still on hold, and the launch date will be announced in early 2011.The New Age is forecast to score big from state advertising, which, some have said, will be at the expense of other papers. The launch copy carries adverts from both the government and private sector.Experienced staff roped in Several experienced journalists from the print industry have joined The New Age, some from stables such as Independent Newspapers and Media 24.There’s an enormous expectation of The New Age to cover stories differently from its competitors, noted Xolani Mbanjwa, a senior political reporter formerly of Independent Newspapers.“We have to live up to the expectation that we will offer a different product to what is in the more established media publications,” Mbanjwa said in a statement on the eve of the launch.“For everyone involved it’s been a rollercoaster ride and we’re happy that we have the platform to produce a product that is credible and offers different voices.”Zinhle Maphumulo, the erstwhile Sowetan senior health reporter, said: “Finally we get the chance to prove to sceptics that we are not a government newspaper. We’ve waited a long time to come out.”last_img read more

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “KD’s not playing game one,” Kerr said after Monday’s practice. “I think we already announced that, and we’ll see where it goes from here. This is where the fact that there’s a lot of days in between games during the finals helps us, so we’ll see.”Kerr said it has yet to be determined whether Durant would travel with the Warriors to Toronto when the team charter leaves Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHe said that Durant has been working out on his own but is not doing a full practice.“He’s been out kinda shooting some shots, but I haven’t talked to (trainer) Rick (Celebrini) today, so I’m not exactly sure what he’s done today.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Kerr also said that injured center DeMarcus Cousins (quadriceps) is listed as “questionable.”Cousins tore the quad muscle in his left leg in game two of the first round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 15. The injury did not require surgery.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ Serena Williams survives scare at Roland Garros, wins 800th match FILE – DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors warms up before game three of the NBA Western Conference Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on May 18, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will not play in the opening game of the NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday because of a calf injury, coach Steve Kerr reiterated on Monday.Durant injured his right calf on May 8 in game five of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war View commentslast_img read more

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