In a unanimously adopted resolution, Council members urged both sides to further implement confidence-building measures and move towards the establishment of “mutually-acceptable steps,” including military confidence-building measures and the opening of crossing points that, they added, could potentially “contribute to a conducive environment for a settlement.”UNFICYP has been deployed on the Mediterranean island since 1964, when inter-communal fighting erupted.Since then, the UN has also been facilitating talks between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leadership, with a view to the eventual establishment of a federal government with a single international personality, consisting of a Turkish Cypriot Constituent State and a Greek Cypriot Constituent State, each of equal status.In addition, the 15-member Council called on the leaders of both communities to “put their efforts behind further work on reaching convergences on the core issues” and improve the public atmosphere for negotiations.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jeff Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight victory.Buffalo’s win streak is the longest in the NHL and the team’s best stretch since winning 10 in a row to start the 2006-07 season. Casey Mittelstadt also scored for the Sabres, and Carter Hutton made 31 saves.Brendan Gallagher and Andrew Shaw scored the Canadiens, who have lost three straight. Phillip Danault had two assists, and Antti Niemi stopped 37 shots.FLYERS 4, RANGERS 0PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier scored a pair of goals, Calvin Pickard made 31 saves in his 12th career shutout and Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak by scoring three goals in the final five minutes, 21 seconds.Travis Konecny had a goal, two assists and got into fight, Jordan Weal scored an empty-net goal and Claude Giroux had three assists for Philadelphia.Pickard was in net because starter Brian Elliott and backup Michal Neuvirth are sidelined with lower body injuries. Pickard has made 10 appearances and has a 4-1-2 record.New York lost for the third time in 12 games. The Rangers entered with three wins a row.WILD 4, JETS 2ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal scored with 2:31 remaining and Minnesota topped Winnipeg in an emotional, penalty-filled matchup.Nino Niederreiter, Eric Fehr and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which trailed 2-0 after two periods. Alex Stalock made 26 saves while filling in for Devan Dubnyk, who was scratched with an illness.Patrik Laine scored for the sixth time in three games for Winnipeg, which has lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. Nikolaj Ehlers added his fifth goal of the season, and Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves.DUCKS 2, OILERS 1, OTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell scored 14 seconds into overtime as Anaheim rallied to beat Edmonton.The Ducks earned their second straight win after a pair of overtime losses to Toronto and Colorado. Nick Ritchie tied the game with 16.2 seconds remaining, and John Gibson made 27 saves.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal for the Oilers. Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves, and Connor McDavid extended his point streak to five games.CAPITALS 3, RED WINGS 1WASHINGTON (AP) — Michal Kempny and Alex Ovechkin scored in a 1:56 span of the third period and Washington recorded its season-high fourth consecutive victory.Kempny snapped a 1-1 tie with a slap shot at 6:38, and Ovechkin extended the lead to 3-1 with his 16th of the season.Ovechkin and Tom Wilson each finished with a goal and an assist against Detroit. Washington goalie Braden Holtby had 31 saves.Andreas Athanasiou scored his 10th goal of the season in the first period for the Red Wings, who were 9-2 in their last 11 games before the trip to Washington. Jonathan Bernier finished with 17 stops.ISLANDERS 4, DEVILS 3, OTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mathew Barzal scored on a his own rebound after being stopped on a breakaway at 3:40 of overtime to lead the Islanders.Jordan Eberle, Anders Lee and Nick Leddy also scored as the Islanders snapped a two-game losing streak and beat New Jersey for the second time this season. Thomas Greiss made 39 saves.Taylor Hall, Brian Boyle and Marcus Johansson scored for the Devils, and Keith Kinkaid made 31 saves. The loss was the fourth in 11 home games (7-1-3), with only one coming in regulation.___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “It may be more difficult for them to be able to move away or hide from anything which might scare or worry them. Therefore the RSPCA wouldn’t recommend that cats are walked outside in this way.“Some loving owners who have cats that live indoors-only may feel that walking cats outside on a harness or collar is beneficial for their welfare.“However, we would generally suggest that for most cats taking steps to provide an indoor environment which has plenty of opportunities to be active and mentally stimulated is likely to be more beneficial for the cat’s welfare than walking them on a lead.”However, many animal behaviourists disagree, claiming that whilst some cats may lack the right temperament, the craze is largely beneficial to animals without alternative access to the outdoors.Laura Moss, the founder of the website Adventure Cats, said: “More people are leash training their cats. Taking a cat outside can be great for a cat’s mental and physical health.“Many indoor cats simply don’t receive enough stimulation and they may suffer from obesity or boredom-related behavioral problems.” “Just because we live in a flat and haven’t got a garden, we didn’t want him to miss out on the beauty of life,” she added.‘Cats are curious animals, they like exploring. It would be a shame if he just stayed indoors because of the busy roads.’“Some people didn’t notice, whilst others were amazed and struggled to grasp the idea that we were walking the cat. Other people walked by with their dogs and the dogs looked more surprised than they did.“In London, we see it often, people walking ferrets, rabbits – we even saw a guinea pig on a leash in the park recently. People don’t have gardens and so they have to take their animals outside for a walk.”However, the RSPCA warns that this well-meaning trend is having the opposite of the desired effect, because forcing cats to walk with a collar or harness removes their “sense of control”.Unlike dogs, which eagerly await their daily walk, cats are more territorial and likely to become agitated when forced into new environments. Pet owners should stop walking their cats around on a leash because they become stressed and agitated when they “lose control”, the RSPCA has warned.Across Britain a growing number of pet owners are walking their cats on leads in a bid to give them more “enrichment”, the charity says – but doing so is likely to do more harm than good.With many cats cooped up indoors for prolonged periods, particularly in urban towns and cities, there has been a drive in recent years to provide them with more freedom.Capitalising on the trend, well known pet brands have released their own line of cat walking products, with specialists including PetSafe UK and PetPlanet stocking a range of cat harnesses and leads.Meanwhile, social media is also believed to be encouraging the trend, with the hashtag #catwalking used more than 14,000 times on Instagram alongside pictures of owners taking their cats through city centres, on public transport and to country parks.They include actress Marleen Maathuis and interior designer Tim Van Cromcoirt, from south London, who recently took their Maine Coon cat, Ash, on a three day walking holiday to Snowdonia. A spokeswoman added: “A sense of control is very important to cats and being walked on a collar or harness prevents them from having control,” she added. Speaking to The Telegraph, Ms Maathuis said that because Ash was unable to roam freely at home, they had trained him on a leash and now regularly take him on walks across the capital. Ash the cat surveys his surroundings in the rocky climbs of Snowdonia