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Frequent Flyers: Migratory birds call Fort Worth home

first_imgBetsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Betsy is a junior journalism and psychology double major from Orange County, California. She is pretty well-read, as untamed as a shrew, and her dependence on Redbull is something we won’t get into. Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ ReddIt Linkedin Facebook The Common GrackleCreate bar chartsTo learn more about the Common Grackle or other birds visit allaboutbirds.com. ReddIt Rodney Beaman, president of Texas Bird Services, said that his company primarily uses high powered avian lasers to disrupt and abate Grackles in the area. The company uses other flock manipulation techniques such as deterrent spikes, tree fogging and propane cannons as an audio deterrent.Beaman said that although his experience and highly trained staff is able to effectively abate these bird populations, because of their frequent migration in fall and spring, ongoing services are needed to keep properties bird-free.Coordinating abatement services between multiple land owners can result in delayed or insufficient action, Beaman said. Oftentimes a given intersection may have four to six properties where the birds are a problem. The entire area needs to cooperate in the abatement process in order to get results. Subsequently, properties need to coordinate and share expenses.Beaman said that as of now, none of the properties on University Drive near I-30 have contacted him to hire his services.Looks like the Grackles are here to stay… for now.Courtesy of Giphy.com printA cruise down University Drive can quickly feel like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960’s horror film, “The Birds,” thanks to Fort Worth’s migratory bird population.Courtesy of Giphy.com Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America Russia re-elects Putin for fourth term in controversial election + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store U.S. and European allies target Syrian chemical weapons production with airstrike Breakdown: what the arsenals of the world are packing Twitter The black and blue iridescent feathers of the Common Grackle swarm the sky near the I-30 overpass at University Drive. They also fill the parking lots of the University Park Village shopping center and surrounding area.This birdmageddon or birdpocalypse has caught the attention of some local businesses.Owner of Ol’ South Pancake House, Rex Benson, said the birds are a spectacle for most people. The largest number of birds gather from about 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m..Grackles, like all birds, have yet to learn how to use public restrooms, which means they can make quite a mess.Benson said they have to power wash the parking lot because of the birds, and the only time any customer has had a bad experience is if a bird poops on them.Courtesy of Giphy.comBenson said although the birds are annoying, they don’t affect business too much.This large blackbird is one of the most abundant bird species in North America, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Facebook Linkedin Although the Grackle is a migratory bird, Texas’s climate supports them year-round.Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology Previous articleThe Skiff: February 16, 2017Next articleDixon ‘disappointed’ after nail-biting defeat to Oklahoma State, 71-68 Betsy Foresman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter All Grackle species, including the Common Grackle, are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. The statute implemented treaties between the U.S. and Mexico, the U.S. and Japan, and the U.S. and the Soviet Union (now Russia) for the protection of migratory birds.The act prohibits the killing, capturing, hunting, selling or purchase of any migratory bird or any part, nest or egg of any such bird. A violation of this act can result in a fine up to $500 or imprisonment for up to six months. So keep the slingshots and BB guns at home, and leave it to the professionals.Courtesy of Giphy.com Betsy Foresmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/betsy-foresman/ Betsy Foresman Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Minister interferes again in editorial policy of state news media

first_img News August 10, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Minister interferes again in editorial policy of state news media The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa A decision by Botswana’s communication, science and technology minister, Boyce Sebeleta (photo), to drop the “Political Profiles” section from the state-owned Daily News and the press review from the state-owned Radio Botswana was “unacceptable meddling,” Reporters Without Borders said today.”This meddling in the editorial policies of these media is all the more unacceptable as it seriously weakens news diversity, because the two sections that have been eliminated offered a forum to the opposition in the first case and the privately-owned press in the second,” the organisation said.”This is not the first time that Sebeleta has initiated such acts of censorship with the aim of silencing anyone criticising the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP),” Reporters Without Borders continued. Such abuses were “really worrying” in what was one of Africa’s most open countries as regards press freedom,” it added.Over the years, “Political Profiles” had become one of the mainstay’s of The Daily News, which is distributed free of charge. No explanation accompanied Sebeleta’s orders to drop it. Director of Information services Bapasi Mphusu has said its elimination is just temporary and that it was dictated by the need to modernise.But that is questioned by the opposition, which thinks the government is just trying to prevent it from having a voice in the country’s most widely-read newspaper two months before legislative elections.The jettisoning of Radio Botswana’s press review, which gave a lot of space to the privately-owned media, is seen as new evidence that the communication minister wants to gag independent newspapers. The Daily News used to be financed entirely by the government, but Sebeleta ordered it to start taking advertising last year and thereby compete with the privately-owned press. The editor of a local weekly said at the time: “We depend totally on advertising revenue to survive so this change will kill off alternative voices.”Another Radio Botswana programme, “Masa-a-sele,” which let listeners express their views on current affairs, was dropped at the end of last year. Sebeleta said it gave too much space to criticism of the ruling BDP. News BotswanaAfrica RSF_en Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom to go further Receive email alerts Organisation center_img News June 12, 2020 Find out more Reports BotswanaAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Botswana Help by sharing this information Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent April 6, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Jurgen Klopp singles out ‘unbelievable’ Jordan Henderson after Liverpool draw against Bayern Munich

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Jurgen Klopp was impressed by Jordan Henderson’s performance against Bayern Munich (Getty Images)Jurgen Klopp hailed Jordan Henderson’s performance during Liverpool’s 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich as ‘unbelievable’ after the captain delivered an authoritative midfield display at Anfield.Both sides struggled to create many chances on the night but the best opportunity for either team fell to Mohamed Salah after he latched onto an inch-perfect ball over the top from Henderson during the first-half.Besides coming close to a sublime assist, Henderson delivered an industrious display ahead of Liverpool’s makeshift central defensive pairing of Joel Matip and Fabinho, who covered for the suspended Virgil Van Dijk.Only Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule attempted more passes (80) than Henderson (72) on the night while he also won the joint-highest number of tackles with four alongside former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry for the visitors, highlighting his influence on proceedings.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTKlopp admitted the game was not a classic afterwards but praised his team for their defensive efforts in the absence of Van Dijk, singling out Henderson, in particular, for his work in midfield.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe told BT Sport: ‘First of all a clean sheet without the big man [Virgil Van Dijk], probably not a lot of people would have expected that so that was very good.‘Defending in general was very good and of course, Hendo did a brilliant job in there, it was unbelievable how many balls he won back and stuff like that, it was a fantastic game from him.‘But that’s actually what we expect [from him] as well.’Henderson hasn’t been universally popular during his time at Liverpool yet he has remained an integral member of Klopp’s squad after originally being handed the captain’s armband by Brendan Rodgers in 2015 after Steven Gerrard had departed.The England international has endured a stop-start season having suffered from minor injuries and a suspension and he had missed Liverpool’s previous two fixtures against West Ham and Bournemouth with a muscle problem prior to being recalled against Bayern.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 Feb 2019 11:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link182Sharescenter_img Jurgen Klopp singles out ‘unbelievable’ Jordan Henderson after Liverpool draw against Bayern Munich Commentlast_img read more

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