Migrating and Permanent Resident Birds Create Visual and Health Risk Hazards…

first_imgHome Wine Industry Spotlights Migrating and Permanent Resident Birds Create Visual and Health Risk Hazards for…Wine Industry SpotlightsMigrating and Permanent Resident Birds Create Visual and Health Risk Hazards for WineriesBy Advertorial – March 15, 2019 239 0 Share Pinterest AdvertisementSwallows and Pigeons Linked to Disease and EPA EnforcementsThey are incredible animals that fly hundreds of miles from South to North America each spring and are able to zero in on the exact same nesting site they made the year before.Once heralded for their famous return each season in San Juan Capistrano, they are beautiful in flight and even benefit humans through the consumption of pesky insects, like mosquitoes.But migrating swallows can create serious and costly headaches for the wineries they call home as they nest high in the eaves under buildings and leave unsightly, germ-laden excrement in their wake, which is difficult to remove and, in fact, illegal once the birds have nested.“Once they nest, these birds are protected under federal law and there’s nothing you can do,” confirms Roger Snow, CEO of Hot Foot America, a world leader in professional-grade bird deterrents. “The best time for prevention is right now.”Snow points out that wineries make ideal homes for the swallows as they are often located in rural areas near creeks and streams that provide mud for the bird’s nests as well as hiding places high off the ground, safe from predators.“The problem is the poop,” according to Snow, which, as he points out, contains at least 40 known viruses and 60 transmittable diseases.“The droppings are dry and can blow around like dust,” Snow reports. “The EPA are looking for birds now when they inspect wineries because they’re realizing the hazards – and rightly so.”Permanent Resident Bird Population Adds to Damage Each YearMigrating swallows aren’t the only culprits. Permanent resident birds, such as pigeons and sparrows that inhabit open beams or nest behind tight fittings, create their own dangers year round.Fortunately, Hot Foot America has been providing simple, effective, environmentally friendly solutions to problem birds for residential, commercial, governmental and new construction customers since 1977.To address the immediate threat of migrating birds, Hot Foot America will clear the affected area of nests and install ¾ inch netting under the eaves or windows where the nests were located. The mesh forces the swallows to look for nesting areas beneath the netting, which makes them susceptible to rain or predation, or to relocate under bridges or overpasses, where protection is plentiful. Linkedin [Show slideshow] Email Twitter For pigeons, sparrows and other permanent resident birds, Hot Foot America has a wide variety of options, including spikes, screens, repellent gel, exclusion netting, shock track, spring wire and more.“All of our repellants are non-toxic and non-injurious to the birds,” attests Snow. “Results are immediate and contain long-term guarantees, such as up to ten years on our netting.”Hot Foot America has been providing safe, effective bird deterrence to its customers for the last 44 years in 22 countries around the globe.For more information, estimates and orders, go to www.hotfoot.com.SEND ME INFOAdvertisement TAGSBirdsFalconCrophotfootSwallows ReddIt Facebook Previous articleAfternoon Brief, March 14Next articleGarden Creek: Celebrating 50 Years of Winegrowing in Sonoma’s Alexander Valley Advertoriallast_img read more

Anna D. Shapiro to Direct Broadway-Bound Devil Wears Prada Musical

first_img Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro has been named director of the Broadway-aimed new musical The Devil Wears Prada. The previously announced tuner, featuring a book by Paul Rudnick, music by Elton John and lyrics by Shaina Taub, is based Lauren Weisberger’s bestselling 2003 novel, which was turned into a smash 2006 film.”I am truly honored to be a part of this incredible project,” said Shapiro. “Working with Shaina, Paul and Sir Elton has already proven to be one of the great thrills of my career, and I look forward to bringing Lauren’s beloved world to the stage.”Shapiro earned a Tony Award for her direction of August: Osage County, with other main-stem credits including The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Of Mice and Men, This Is Our Youth, Fish in the Dark and Straight White Men. Off-Broadway, she helmed productions of Trafficking in Broken Hearts, Iron, The Pain and the Itch and Domesticated.The Devil Wears Prada follows Andy Sachs, a smart but drab aspiring journalist who gets sucked into the glamorous world of the elite fashion magazine Runway and the servitude of its cutthroat editor, Miranda Priestly.A production timeline and casting will be announced at a later date. The Devil Wears Prada View Comments Anna D. Shapiro(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) Related Showslast_img read more

XTERRA kicks off in Korea

first_img Related XTERRA South Korea 2016 is scheduled for 3 September, one week after XTERRA Japan, creating an enticing double for adventurous elites and foreigners.The 2016 race will be part of the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour, which features stops in the Philippines, New Zealand, Saipan, Guam, Tahiti, Australia, Japan, Korea, and Malaysia.“We’re excited to be part of the XTERRA World Tour and welcome athletes from around the world to enjoy XTERRA in South Korea,” said Daeik Kim, Manager of Planning & Marketing at XTERRA’s local event partner, SJ Company, based out of Seoul.www.xterra.co.kr The inaugural XTERRA South Korea off-road triathlon took place earlier this month at the Daeahn Reservoir in Wonju City, Gangwon Province, South Korea.While the 2015 event was just a test race, the organizing team point out that it showed great promise for the sport of off-road tri in South Korea… ‘In the race videos its clear competitors had a blast, as did the organizers who wore Aloha shirts and handed out lei’s at the finish line.’last_img read more

Construction 2025: You cannot be serious

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Man fined $15,000 for cocaine and shotgun

first_img 19 Views   no discussions LocalNews Man fined $15,000 for cocaine and shotgun by: – July 4, 2014 Iyke Daniel, 30, of Yampiece who received a ‘slap on the wrist’ for possession of cocaine when he appeared before a Roseau magistrate in May of this year, has found himself in trouble with the law again.Daniel pleaded guilty to four charges including possession of forty-one (41) grams of cocaine having a street value of $1107.00 cocaine and possession with intent to supply.He also pleaded guilty to possession of one Remington 12 gauge shotgun and possession of two rounds of ammunition without a valid license when he appeared before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on July 4, 2014.The firearm and ammunition was found at the defendant’s residence when police officers conducted a search.Sargent Constance Cuffy told the court that on July 4, 2014 at about 4:30am members of the Anti-Crime Task Force Unit armed with a search warrant went to the home of the defendant.Upon arrival they knocked the door but there was no response so they opened the door. The defendant was met and informed of the search warrant. He was asked whether he had any illegal drugs or weapons in his possession and he responded, “I have a 12 gauge in the other room that alone I have.”Not the actual shotgunDuring the search, one Remington 12 gauge was found behind a mattress in the guest bedroom. He was asked whether he was a licensed firearm holder and he said, “No, I guilty is that I have”.The search continued and forty-four (44) foil wrappings were found in a black bag with alleged cocaine within. When cautioned he replied, “Cocaine that, I guilty, but doe take the woman, (referring to his girlfriend).”The search continued and in a box $494.30 was found. He was asked to give an explanation for the cash and he said, “I just came out from Guadeloupe and I change some money.” He was asked to produce a receipt and he couldn’t. The officers therefore suggested that the money came from drug proceeds. More cocaine was found in a black plastic in a deep freezer and two rounds of ammunition found on the dressing table. He was again told that it is an offense to have cocaine in his possession and he was going to be arrested. He responded, “If you bring me to court I guilty but the woman have nothing to do with that.”Attorney at law Joshua Francis, who pleaded on Daniel’s behalf, said his client has pleaded guilty, taken responsibility for his actions and is currently looking for gainful employment.The defendant’s girlfriend who is also pregnant adds to his responsibility, Mr Francis said.He pleaded that the court not to impose a custodial sentence on his client, but to impose a fine instead. He also asked that the court give a practical, equitable and reasonable fine to his client.“The last time you were here I gave you a slap on the wrist and I didn’t seem to get your attention, but this time I will get your attention,” Magistrate Pacquette told Daniel.For the possession of cocaine with intent to supply he was fined $10,000.00 of which $5000.00 has to be paid forthwith.In default of payment he will serve six (6) months in jail. The other $5000.00 is to be paid in 6 months.On the possession of firearm charge, he was fined $5000.00 to be paid in eight (8) months or in default of payment spend six (6) months in jail.On the charge of possession of ammunition he was sentenced to six (6) months hard labour in jail suspended for one year.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

New Parabolic and Sector Antennas from 2.3 to 6.4 GHz Applications

first_imgKP Performance Antennas has introduced its new ProLine antennas, a series of high-performance parabolic and sector antennas that are perfectly suited for high-density, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and backhaul applications.KP’s new ProLine parabolic antennas are engineered to deliver high, stable gain over wide bandwidths with side-lobe and back-lobe suppression for mitigating inter-sector interference. These 5 GHz antennas are available in 1-foot and 2-foot diameters with gain performance of 24 dBi and 29 dBi respectively. Single-band and dual-band options are available in 2.3 – 2.7 GHz, 3.5 – 4.2 GHz and 4.9 – 6.4 GHz for 2×2, 4×4 and 8×8 MIMO.The ProLine sector antennas are specially designed to deliver high, stable gain over wide bandwidths and suppress side-lobes and back-lobes for mitigating inter-sector interference. Single-band and dual-band options are available in 2.3 – 2.7 GHz, 3.5 – 4.2 GHz, and 4.9 – 6.4 GHz for 2×2, 4×4, and 8×8 MIMO. Multiple ports and frequencies in a single radome allow you to integrate multiple radio platforms with a single antenna mounting point, reducing wind load and tower rental costs.KP’s new ProLine parabolic and sector antennas are in-stock. To know more, click here.last_img read more

Jurgen Klinsmann avoids comments about U.S. team’s MLS talent

first_img(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)A day after Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said he felt “pride and vindication” following the performances of Clint Dempsey and Graham Zusi – both MLS players – in the United States’ win over Ghana, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann chose to not answer when asked about Garber’s comments.“We are all going through an exciting time,” Klinsmann said. “We want to take all of our players to the next level, we are five weeks into this, and I told the players this morning that they were working their backsides off and we wanted a strong start to the tournament, which we did.”The U.S. takes on Portugal on Sunday. A win would send the U.S. into the second round of the tournament, escaping the Group of Death. Thus far, Klinsmann has used a lineup featuring four current MLS players and could possibly start five against Portugal if Zusi or Chris Wondolowski play in place of the injured Jozy Alitdore.The performance of MLS players in this World Cup has resonated with Garber, who hopes Klinsmann and the rest of the world appreciate the role America’s top professional league has played in the success to this point.“You can’t both be responsible for the failure of the national team and then not be given credit for the success,” Garber told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.last_img read more

PSG are all messed up and it’s Neymar’s fault

first_img RELATED STORIES A lot of veteran players are said to be annoyed with Neymar’s signing too. There is unrest at the club with some important stars told they can leave, including Di Maria, Pastore, Moura, Draxler, Ben Arfa, Thiago Silva and two players who have departed already, Aurier and Matuidi. El PSG, un polvorín por culpa de Neymar Football Leaks reaveal PSG pay Neymar 100,000 euros a day Neymar has not been well-received by his new team-mates with the dressing room divided over his presence. Upd. at 18:41 CESTcenter_img UEFA are pressuring them over Financial Fair Play, with El Pais’ report revealing that at PSG there is panic over the threat of a potential sanction from the European football governing body.  25/09/2017 PSG are becoming a huge mess as a result of Neymar and his scrap with Edinson Cavani, two of their stars. The big summer signing is hard for Nasser Al-Khelaifi to control.  IN SPORT.ES Sport ENlast_img read more

Kevin Durant pushes for an NBA team in Seattle

first_imgAdvertisement s3n9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3exbiWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eqm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) clrWould you ever consider trying this?😱66ryyxCan your students do this? 🌚no3gofRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Golden State Warriors will take on the Sacramento Kings in Seattle on Saturday and Kevin Durant will return to the city where he began his NBA career.Advertisement The Warriors forward strongly thinks that Seattle deserves a spot on the NBA map. The Seattle Supersonics were relocated in 2008 and became the Oklahoma City Thunder after just one season for KD in the city.Advertisement “It’s a basketball city. It’s a sports town,” he told ESPN. “They have a good representation of basketball in the NBA from Seattle-born players, Washington state-born players, and I feel like that whole brand deserves an NBA team.“Just like the Golden State Warriors deserve a team or the Los Angeles Lakers deserve a team, Seattle is that same way. (A team) has that same type of impact in the community. So (we have) a lot of time in life before this whole thing is over, and I’m sure we’ll see a team before it’s time.”Advertisement Coach Steve Kerr also echoed his star’s thoughts, and said that the NBA being in Seattle should be a ‘no brainer.’However, for the move to become a reality, one of relocation or expansion is needed. Currently, no such plans are close to happening, so KD’s wish won’t bear fruition in the near future. But Seattle will arguably be one of the top contenders to get a team if the need arises. Advertisementlast_img read more

Neptunes return back to calm waters of NDCC

first_imgAfter a few years of living a life of a gypsy, the Nelson Neptunes are officially returning home to the friendly confines of the Nelson and District Community Complex pool as the Kootenay Summer Swim Association squad opens the 2017 season Monday.The Neptunes were forced to take the show on the road due to ongoing upgrades to the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, last season training out of the Salmo June through August.However, a few hours on the car didn’t slow the Neptunes as the Heritage City club stole the show at the 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regionals in Colville, Wash., finishing ahead of the rest of the field to claim the overall title. Every single Neptune swimmer finished in the top three of their respective individual event, or top two in relay events to power Nelson to the regional title.This year, the club is being handed over to rookie skipper Sarah Broen.“I am extremely excited to pass on my knowledge, passion and love for the sport,” Broen said. “I completed for eight fantastic years with the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club in Alberta and for the past four years I have been a member of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.”Broen also competed at nationals, westerns and placed in the top eight at Canada West Swimming Championships during my swimming career.  She coached for two seasons in Red Deer and last season I had the privilege of being selected to coach the ASSA all-star team at provincials.Also on the pool deck is Matthew Holitzki, who assumes the assistant coach position for the Neptunes.Holitzki has been a member of the club since 2006.The KSSA season begins (Monday) May 1 and runs until the middle of August.Other teams include Grand Forks, Castlegar, Trail, Colville, Kimberley, Colville, Wash., CrestonNelson is holding two BCSSA sanctioned meets this season — the Neptunes home meet June 3-4 and the Kootenay Regionals August 5-6.This meet is the qualifying meet for swimmers to go to Provincials. Provincials are in Kamloops Aug 17-20.For more information about the club go to the team website.last_img read more