Features, International

by Jamison Maeda
Cristie Maldonado was pregnant. But she wanted a better life for her child than she could provide. She arranged an open adoption with married couple Matt and Melanie Capobianco. The baby’s biological father chose to waive his parental rights instead of financially supporting the child and later signed a document terminating his parental rights.
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Features, National, Transport Tourism and Sport

The Drivers in Dublin Bus who have served strike notice, beginning from midnight Sunday 4th August, are 100% right to stand up to the company’s planned cuts to their earnings and working conditions.  Apart from the obvious cuts in sick days and overtime payments the deal on offer in effect gives the company a blank cheque on future schedules and issues like traveling time that could have serious effects on every driver’s working conditions. This deal is a clear indication of the race to the bottom policy being pursued by management at Dublin Bus it will allow the company to recruit new drivers on much reduced pay and on a part time basis.
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Animal Welfare

There has been an unexpected decision taken by South Dublin County Council to send all stray and surrendered dogs to Ashton Pound rather than the Dunboyne Pound starting from Thursday 1st August.
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Features, International

By Jacob Richards

And so after three long years Bradley Manning’s trial has come to a close and he has been convicted on five counts of “espionage charges”. He was acquitted on the most serious of all charges which was that he had “aided the enemy”. Yet with the acquittal aside Manning will still face the prospect of being jailed for up to a maximum of 130 years when his sentencing begins at Fort Meade today.
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