Following weeks of roaming, he is now in the care of Soi Dog Foundation and ready to find a new home. The Phuket-based foundation said in a press statement that Toto, a 3-year-old male, had been abandoned last November when his owner returned to France and chose to leave his loyal, loving dog behind with somebody who could not take care of him properly or protect him from being abused by neighbours. The journey of this poor dog started that day. Somehow, he escaped from the situation he was put in, but nobody knows how he ended up at Chalong Pier, where he was found in December, or how much he had been through. According to eye witnesses, Toto repeatedly jumped on tour boats that were tied up to the pier every day and even jumped into the water, intent on following one of the boats in the hope of finding his owner. Sadly, he did not realise he had been abandoned by the one he was looking for the whole time. Later that month, he was reported to have disappeared … [Read more...] about Loving, abandoned Toto now in Soi Dog’s hands and ready for adoption
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With the festive period upon us, it's a time for giving… English Premier League managers the sack. No, not that sack, it's time for Santa's sack. He's made a list, he's checked it twice and this is what Santa Claus should give football's finest (and not so finest) tomorrow morning... AN ABORIGINAL BOOMERANG FOR DAVID LUIZ No matter how many times Chelsea managers throw the defender away, he keeps coming back. NICOTINE PATCHES FOR MAURIZIO SARRI The stress of managing Chelsea makes it impossible for him to quit smoking. So he can stick a nicotine patch over each eye and be spared the horror of watching his strikers miss another sitter. A SUNBED FOR VIRGIL VAN DIJK The Liverpool defender is so laidback in matches, he might as well stretch out with a cocktail and a soft toy he can amuse himself with. Romelu Lukaku would do. A BOX SET OF MR BEAN DVDS FOR PHIL JONES Not to watch, to rehearse. If TV executives do a reboot, Jones will be the next Mr Bean. A BOX SET OF PHIL JONES OWN … [Read more...] about Neil Humphreys: Who’s been naughty or nice in the EPL?
By Carly Maga Theatre Critic Sat., Dec. 8, 2018 The Wizard of Oz Written by Matt Murray. Directed by Tracey Flye. Until January 5 at the Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street. RossPetty.com or 1-855-599-9090. Novelist L. Frank Baum taught us a long time ago that “There’s no place like home.” In a timely twist in this year’s Ross Petty panto of The Wizard of Oz, we learn that there’s no place like Earth — but it’ll take a lot more than clicking our heels to save it. In a fusion of the issues that are top of mind at the end of 2018 — global warming, untrustworthy politicians, and millennial job precarity, oh my! — writer Matt Murray and director Tracey Flye have created what’s likely the most progressive production to be seen on the Elgin Theatre stage in its 23-year history. After co-writing last year’s spoof of A Christmas Carol with Jeremy Diamond, Murray’s first solo script brings a … [Read more...] about Going for woke pays off in The Wizard of Oz, Ross Petty’s latest panto
By BROOKS BARNES The Associated Press Wed., June 6, 2018 LOS ANGELES—Jerry Maren, who danced into pop culture in 1939 as the tartan-costumed, candy-toting Munchkin leader of the Lollipop Guild in The Wizard of Oz, a role that overshadowed a lifetime of quiet off-screen work to bring dignity to little people, died May 24 in San Diego. He was 98. His death, at a care facility in the La Jolla section, was first reported on Wednesday. A nephew, Lloyd Decker, said the cause was congestive heart failure. Maren was the last survivor of the more than 100 dwarfs who performed as Munchkins in numbers like “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead,” according to Stephen Cox, the author of “The Munchkins of Oz.” “In many ways, with his humble charm, he became the most beloved of all of them,” Cox said in a telephone interview. Most of the Wizard of Oz dwarfs went on to lead non-Hollywood lives, … [Read more...] about Jerry Maren, the last of the Munchkins who brought dignity to little people dies at age 98
Lewis Hamilton returns to his happiest stomping ground this weekend when he seeks to extend his world championship lead with a record-equaling seventh triumph at the Canadian Grand Prix. The defending four-time champion, who leads nearest rival and fellow four-time champion Sebastian Vettel by 14 points after six races, claimed his maiden Formula One win at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2007. Since then Hamilton has added five more wins including a hat-trick of Mercedes triumphs in 2015, 2016 and 2017 to move within reach of becoming the first man to secure four straight pole positions – he converted pole in each of those years – and four consecutive wins. Hamilton's pole success last year enabled him to equal three-time champion Ayrton Senna’s record of 65 pole positions, a feat that saw him presented by the Senna family with a helmet worn by the great Brazilian. That display of emotion confirmed Hamilton's unchallenged supremacy in Montreal, but he faces a … [Read more...] about News F1: Title-chasing Hamilton returns to happy hunting ground