Bird store – Budgies Paradise http://budgies-paradise.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 08:29:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://budgies-paradise.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-41-150x150.png Bird store – Budgies Paradise http://budgies-paradise.com/ 32 32 Indonesia seeks to export chickens to shortage-stricken Singapore https://budgies-paradise.com/indonesia-seeks-to-export-chickens-to-shortage-stricken-singapore/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:54:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/indonesia-seeks-to-export-chickens-to-shortage-stricken-singapore/ A worker feeds chickens with maggots at a Biomagg office in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, June 20 (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities hope to reach an agreement with Singapore to start exporting chickens within weeks, officials said, […]]]>

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SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, June 20 (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities hope to reach an agreement with Singapore to start exporting chickens within weeks, officials said, as the city-state scrambles to find new other sources of supply after another neighbour, Malaysia, restricted sales.

In a further sign of growing global food shortages and supply chain issues, Malaysia halted chicken exports this month until local production and soaring costs stabilise.

The move has had an impact in Singapore with restaurants and street stalls raising prices for its de facto national dish, chicken rice. Read more

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Susiwijono Moegiarso, a senior official with Indonesia’s Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, said authorities had held “technical talks” with Singapore and hoped exports could begin this month.

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a statement that it was “working closely” with Indonesian authorities on accrediting the country as a potential source of chicken imports.

Indonesia, the largest and most populous country in Southeast Asia with over 270 million people, currently has a surplus of chicken production.

Indonesia produces 55 to 60 million birds a week, with a surplus of about 15 to 20 percent after domestic consumption, Achmad Dawami, chairman of the Indonesian Poultry Breeders’ Association, told Reuters.

Exports to Singapore, which has an estimated demand of 3.6 to 4 million birds per month, could help fill the gap, Dawami said.

Singapore wanted to import live chickens to keep their national slaughterhouses operational, Dawami said, noting that Indonesian producers preferred to export slaughtered chicken as they lacked experience in shipping live poultry.

“Hopefully in the next couple of weeks there would be a realization, if we have to wait months we will miss the momentum,” Dawami said.

Malaysia decided to partially lift its export ban on certain premium chickens last week.

But the ban on exporting commercial broiler chicken – which makes up the majority of Singapore’s chicken imports from Malaysia – and other types of chicken products will remain.

Prices for chicken, one of Malaysia’s cheapest sources of protein, have soared in recent months as a global feed shortage exacerbated by the Russian-Ukrainian war disrupts production.

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Reporting by Chen Lin in Singapore and Bernadette Christina Munthe in Jakarta Editing by Ed Davies

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Derbion jobs available now, including key Birds Bakery role https://budgies-paradise.com/derbion-jobs-available-now-including-key-birds-bakery-role/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 14:30:05 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/derbion-jobs-available-now-including-key-birds-bakery-role/ A key role at Birds Bakery is among seven jobs currently available at Derby’s biggest shopping centre. A wide range of retail positions are available for those wishing to work at Derbion. The famous Derby-founded bakery chain is looking to recruit a new assistant manager to work at its ground floor outlet which was given […]]]>

A key role at Birds Bakery is among seven jobs currently available at Derby’s biggest shopping centre. A wide range of retail positions are available for those wishing to work at Derbion.

The famous Derby-founded bakery chain is looking to recruit a new assistant manager to work at its ground floor outlet which was given a facelift in January 2020. The former express service kiosk, located opposite Bodycare , has been transformed into a larger store that now has a café-style seating area.

Those interested in applying for the full-time, 40-hour-per-week position should have two to five years of industry experience. Outlining the responsibilities that will fall to the successful candidate, a Birds spokesperson said: “You will support the Store Manager in all operational aspects of running the store.

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“You will ensure the delivery of exceptional customer service. Issues should be dealt with as they arise rather than escalating to the manager.” Applications for this position must be made online on the Birds site before the closing date which has been set for Thursday 30 June.

Other retailers currently recruiting include formal menswear store Moss Bros, shoe store Skechers and chocolate maker Hotel Chocolat which is also looking for a new assistant manager for its store.

We’ve put together a roundup of jobs available to apply for right now at Derbion.

Hôtel Chocolat – assistant store manager

The chocolatier is looking for a “confident, business-minded leader” to work 40 hours a week as assistant manager of its Derbion store. Describing the qualities that potential candidates should possess, a Hotel Chocolat spokesperson said: “Our managers are strong business leaders who can inspire, coach and develop their team members to drive sales and deliver 100% of happiness to all our customers”.

Those interested in applying for this role should bring a CV with cover letter to the store, or alternatively apply online here, as soon as possible before the closing date which is tomorrow, Sunday 19th June.

Frozen Kiosks – Retail Assistant

This kiosk, which serves frozen drinks including Tango Ice Blast, Fanta Frozen and Coca-Cola, opened at the city’s mall in March. She is now looking for a new part-time employee to work between 10 and 20 hours per week.

A Frozen Kiosks spokesperson said, “We are looking for a passionate and friendly individual to join our team urgently. In return for your excellence, we will offer you great pay rates and a great work environment.”

No experience is necessary to apply for this role, just bring your CV and cover letter to the booth before the closing date of Friday June 24th.

Warren James – sales consultant

This full-time role became available to work 40 hours per week at the jewellers. The company seeks to speak to potential candidates who are “passionate and enthusiastic about customers and sales”, but knowledge of jewelry is not essential, nor is any experience in the industry.

Those interested in applying can do so through the Warren James website here by Tuesday, June 28.

Enchanted Rose – customer service advisor

The bosses of the florist’s kiosk, located near Starbucks and the Build-A-Bear shop on the ground floor, want to bring in a new full-time customer service representative. The 37.5 hour per week role is available to anyone who does not have any experience necessary to apply for the job, which will include weekend work.

Describing what the role will entail, a spokesperson for Enchanted Rose said: “The role will consist of serving customers, answering phones and taking orders, setting up and closing the kiosk and taking care of the flowers. and plants for sale in the store. We will provide all plant care training.”

Those interested in applying should deliver their CV and cover letter to a staff member at the booth, which opened in February 2020. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 28.



Enchanted Rose is near Build a Bear and Pandora

Skechers – seasonal vendor

The tier 1 shoe brand is looking to recruit a seasonal salesperson who would work part-time. Those interested in applying for this position can do so online here before the July 11 closing date.

Moss Bros – weekend sales consultant

The successful candidate for this weekend-only position will work 12 hours per week in the men’s clothing store. Describing the job, a Moss Bros spokesperson said it was a “permanent position dealing with retail, formal hire for special occasions and our Tailor Me bespoke suit offering. “.

No experience is necessary to apply for this role, just bring your resume and cover letter to the store before the July 17 closing date.

More Derbion news

In other Derbion news, construction work has now begun to have Frasers’ highly anticipated new store ready to open before Christmas. The department store will occupy the largest unit in the city’s shopping center previously occupied by Debenhams for over a decade before it closed in Maylast year, much to the chagrin of many buyers.



Work has now begun to prepare Frasers to open later this year in Derbion.  Pictured are hoardings for the former Debenhams unit store on Level 1 of the City Mall.
Work has now begun to prepare Frasers to open later this year in Derbion. Pictured are hoardings for the former Debenhams unit store on Level 1 of the City Mall.

Women’s fashion accessories store Start and Tremayne opened on Level 1 at the end of last month. Toy store Toy Planet opened its new store on Level 1 in late April, which is twice the size of its old outlet on the same floor.

Major British fashion retailer River Island will acquire a larger unit on Tier 2 in July, allowing the brand to offer a greater variety of clothing for women, men and children. Spanning 11,000 square feet, the new outlet will be more than 30% larger than its previous store on the same floor, which closed Friday, May 20 to accommodate the move.

British retail giant Next will invest “significant investment” in its store as a revamp begins in June, with improvements due to be completed by mid-August. The store will continue to trade during the renovation and will have a new entrance as well as improved interior features and lighting once it is complete.

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Privacy at stake! Popular apps like Angry Birds, Candy Crush revealing personal information about children: study https://budgies-paradise.com/privacy-at-stake-popular-apps-like-angry-birds-candy-crush-revealing-personal-information-about-children-study/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:35:48 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/privacy-at-stake-popular-apps-like-angry-birds-candy-crush-revealing-personal-information-about-children-study/ In the digital age, it is a famous saying that “data is the new oil”, because when it is processed, analyzed and used effectively, it has much greater value. However, privacy takes a major hit while using the internet with every click and tap. The ad tech industry, an amalgamation of advertising and technology, is […]]]>

In the digital age, it is a famous saying that “data is the new oil”, because when it is processed, analyzed and used effectively, it has much greater value. However, privacy takes a major hit while using the internet with every click and tap.

The ad tech industry, an amalgamation of advertising and technology, is awash with data points. Among these, the prey of advertising companies and tech giants are children, according to the latest study, News 18 reported.

Study on more than 1000 child-centric apps

Recently, Pixalate, a California-based ad fraud protection, privacy and compliance company, conducted a study of more than 1,000 child-centric apps, including educational and gaming apps. The study found that the Most apps downloaded from the Google Play Store and other similar app stores transfer children’s data to advertising companies.

Personal Information Shared with Advertisers

Popular apps for kids on the Play Store include game apps such as Angry Birds and Candy Crush. Other apps include educational apps like math problems, coloring, shape identification, and more. All of these applications store information such as general locations, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and other identifying data, and then share it with businesses that can anticipate and analyze their area of ​​interest, making it their basis for targeted advertising.

Revelations

The Pixalate study is built around the principles of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which was passed by Congress in 1998 and aims to protect the privacy of children online.

The study revealed that 8% of all apps on the Apple Store and 7% of all apps on the Google Play Store are apps aimed at children. Among them, around 42% of apps are more likely to share personal information with advertisers.

Additionally, according to the study’s statistics, “programmatic advertisers” spend 3.1 times more per app on children’s apps compared to consumer apps.

Apple and Google have dismissed the claims

However, The Washington Post reported that Apple and Google rejected claims that the privacy of children on their app stores was at stake. Apple said Pixalate had a conflict of interest with its organization, while Google called the research methodology “too broad”.

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Andrew Bird reveals inside ‘internal issues’ https://budgies-paradise.com/andrew-bird-reveals-inside-internal-issues/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:34:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/andrew-bird-reveals-inside-internal-issues/ Prolific might be an understatement when it comes to Andre Bird‘s work across a myriad of mediums. In addition to his own work, the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter is a renowned whistler, and was a member of Squirrel Nut Zippers for several years. Bird’s 1996 debut album, hair music, was followed by around 16 solo records (some […]]]>

Prolific might be an understatement when it comes to Andre Bird‘s work across a myriad of mediums. In addition to his own work, the GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter is a renowned whistler, and was a member of Squirrel Nut Zippers for several years. Bird’s 1996 debut album, hair music, was followed by around 16 solo records (some with/like Bowl of Fire), not to mention a variety of collaborations. And let’s not forget live albums (six), EPs (10), and film and TV projects, including playing on the FX drama”Fargo.”

So it’s perhaps no surprise that Bird managed to follow up with an album – the somewhat winking title My best work to date — with a record that could be even better. Internal issuesreleased June 3, features 11 often poignant and quietly passionate songs produced by Mike Viola (who has also worked with Mandy Moore, Panic! At the disco and Jenny Lewis). Bird will support his LP on a tour that begins June 15 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.

Over the phone from his home in Los Angeles, Bird, a low-key and thoughtful native of Lake Forest, Illinois, talks about pandemic-inspired “inner” stuff (his brain, his house) and the resulting songs that populate his last, and perhaps, greatest work.

When did you start writing the songs that would become Internal issues — before or during the pandemic?

Some of them started before that. There are always things that have been simmering for five or six years that I just find the time to organize. It was strange; I was wondering if just being in the same place would affect my writing, because I’ve always thought that traveling and playing affected my writing. Going from place to place, just leaving your house can give you perspective that triggers things. And then being on stage, this sort of sense of a dialogue with an audience; I thought [that] was also part of my process. But it turns out that wasn’t so essential, and I needed the writing process to kind of keep my sanity and sense of purpose.

Was there a song that ended on Internal issues who set the tone when you realized, OK, that’s where this disc goes?

I think of “Underlands” as a kind of template for the album. But the one I spent the most time on was “Faithless Ghost”. And that’s kind of an outlier. It started, I think, when my son – during the pandemic, we all got hooked up – started being the DJ in the house. And he played a lot of John Cale. And Velvet Underground, but the John Cale, “Paris 1919”, in particular, this song played every day.

I was listening to lyrics about this ghost who is kind of a shy ghost, he never shows up when you expect him, doesn’t stick to dates. And I thought I would take that idea and kind of develop it. I guess that’s also how you feel when you search for things creatively. But that one was a very specific melody that I’m just trying to point in the general direction of this idea of ​​this shy ghost.

May I ask how old is your son?

He is 11 years old. He was 9 years old I guess at the start of the pandemic.

It’s always a pretty interesting song choice for a kid, isn’t it?

I mean, it’s pretty funny. He lives in our universe. So, from a very young age, I never understood when people said ‘Oh my child is listening to this horrible pop music and I can’t do anything about it.’ Like, why can you do anything about it? They live in your house.

Not like we were activists for anything. He complains about going to birthday parties and having to listen to Post Malone or whatever. He said, ‘Why do they think children like this music?’ Either way, it’s a rant. But if I play a Nick Drake song, he starts playing it all the time. And I don’t listen to a lot of music. So he actually influences me. And he actually becomes a very good guitarist.

There are so many beautiful references and lines in your lyrics. I was curious about “Lone Didion” – and I wonder if you’ve read Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking to lose her husband and then her daughter?

In fact, before reading it, I was talking to a friend who used to entertain at a restaurant where Joan Didion and her husband [John Gregory Dunne] used to come as regulars, and they got the same table and ordered the same thing. It was around 2003. Then she didn’t come for several weeks. And she came once more, alone. This story struck me and then I read the book.

Do you explore what you call the “threshold” of who we are in the “between” moments? A liminal space can be a term.

I just want to acknowledge this inner world that we all have that is usually not known to anyone else. It can either drive you crazy or be the best companion. If you can cultivate this inner world in the right way, you never have a good reason to be bored or lonely at times.

I just became more aware of that during the pandemic, during the insomnia… and it was like, OK, here I am, I’m stuck here. I can’t sleep for two hours. I can either spiral around — like we tend to do in the middle of the night — or try to get everyone to work, then whip out a tune and play it back in my head. While I was working on those songs, it really, really helped me through that. Once I was done, those demons came roaring back.

I watched the Nexflix movie The bubble and appreciated. You were a composer on film; how did you get on board? Did this work affect this disk?

I did it after the disc was finished. I know Judd [Apatow] and he asked me to play a bunch of his Great Shows. They were doing charity shows once a month, and I was doing them and hanging around and I felt like he might have been circling me and waiting for a project to come to me. [He did] I arrived, during the last two months of work on the score, to work with Mike Andrews. Mike is his long-time composer and I was kind of an artist-in-residence, I guess. It’s a very complicated score because you have to score the film within the film. And luckily I didn’t have to deal with…

Dinosaurs?

Yeah [laughs]. He is very demanding and has very, very strong ideas about music, Judd does. So it was a long, long process. But he was good. I arrived at the right time: I was done with the record; I needed a project. But you have to generate a massive amount of music to satiate Judd. So it was five or six weeks, just producing many, many clues.

I know you had a song in Orange is the new black and other visual projects. How often do you write a song that you think is super cinematic? Or are there times when you look at something and feel inspired to write?

Writing a song for a movie is the ultimate challenge for me. Stock [an] the instrumental score is cool, but writing a song with lyrics specifically for movies…. I think like Harold and Maud as the ultimate project which I hope will see the light of day one day.

It’s so hard to try to do it; to approach what happens in the film without directing the viewer and hitting them too closely. I feel like I would be a good fit for that because my lyrics, they can sometimes be a bit ambiguous. When I was writing “Underlands”, at first it was just a melody. I was like, wow this looks like a movie music scene. I was working with T-Bone Burnett at the time on [HBO crime drama] real detective and I played it for him. He said, ‘It’s like the theme of a great 70s movie.’

When I got out of music school, that’s what I really thought I wanted to do; film music work. But then I got a conversion van and a band, and I hit the road and started playing rock clubs across the country. And it became the road movie friend of my 20 years.

I understand that there is an unusual guitar on Internal issuesthe one that starts with “Underlands”?

My good friend Reuben Cox has the Old Style guitar shop in Silverlake. When I was working with Blake Mills on [Bird’s 2006 LP] Are you serious, he was working with Blake. First we had these electric banjos that we all collected. And then there are very bizarre, rare harmonies, electric banjos. And then Reuben started putting rubber bridges on these weird old guitars. It’s not that drastic to mute the instrument, but it feels like you’re committing to it.

As permanent mute.

Yeah, it’s hard to explain but what Blake was looking for… Well, guitars can take up so much space because they resonate so much, sonically. So you take all of that and it also creates these weird harmonics, if you distort it in the right way. It sounds from another world. I found when I first started playing these guitars that it was a bit like pizzicato, but not quite.

It’s funny what started with Blake and me and meanwhile, we hear it a lot now. You hear it affect the music that is recorded. It was this particular Harmony guitar called the Caribbean, kind of art deco and very cool. That’s the thing I just hit when we were recording; it just worked. From “Underlands” to “The Night Before Your Birthday,” it can range from that gorgeous pizzicato to a Keith Richards rock ‘n’ roll thing.

The closer album, “Never Fall Apart”, seems to end things on a somewhat optimistic note.

For “Never Fall Apart”, my former guitarist, Jeremy Ylvisaker, sent me an EP he had made and [it] goes into Kevin Shields kind of territory, My Bloody Valentine. He had this melody in there, and I thought it was so beautiful. And the song was called “Never Fall Apart”, but it had no lyrics. I sat down, took the melody and over time it evolved. I wrote that one pretty quickly, really inspired by that melody.

The last two songs of the album [“Stop n’ Shop,” “Never Fall Apart”] — according to the title of my record, people describe it as perhaps not responding to all the upheavals that My best work to date was, but there really are so many songs that deal with what’s going on in the world. “Stop n’ Shop” tries to understand what is missing in our lives that so many people need guns, walls or trucks to fill a void in their identity. And then “Never Fall Apart” tries to answer this question.

Do you still want to keep these two songs connected in a live set?

I like to keep things [together.] Sequencing the live set is a huge part of my job. Not just what key, what tempo and the sequences in between, but then the scenes and everything. I feel like half my job is sequencing. Whether people notice it or not, I don’t know, but it’s important to me.

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Since you asked: What happened to the bird in Black Bird? – Medford news, weather, sports, breaking news https://budgies-paradise.com/since-you-asked-what-happened-to-the-bird-in-black-bird-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/since-you-asked-what-happened-to-the-bird-in-black-bird-medford-news-weather-sports-breaking-news/ Dear SYA smarties. I was happy to hear that the Black Bird mall was planning a new store in Phoenix with a new blackbird statue. But what I want to know is if the store will get more live birds inside the new store and the old one in Medford. —GN, Medford No one who […]]]>

Dear SYA smarties. I was happy to hear that the Black Bird mall was planning a new store in Phoenix with a new blackbird statue. But what I want to know is if the store will get more live birds inside the new store and the old one in Medford.

—GN, Medford

No one who lives in Medford can ignore the 29ft statue outside the Black Bird store on West Main Street. This bird has served as a sentinel since 1965 and, while it often wears only its feathers, the staff dresses it for special occasions.

He wears running shorts for the Pear Blossom race, a Santa hat for Christmas and for the plague year 2020 the Blackbird wore a mask. While the disease was new, the mask was not; it was created as a tribute to firefighters during smoky summers.

Inside the store – behind the counter in the ammo and knife section – another bird has recently resided, an African gray named Joe.

How come the bird in Black Bird wasn’t black but grey? We could argue that its color doesn’t matter – it’s a bird and a very smart bird. Intelligence levels of African gray parrots compare to those of 7-year-olds in laboratory tests.

Joe no longer lives in Black Bird. He recently returned home with an employee he had befriended. The store is looking forward to another resident, this one a black myna, owner Tyler Quitt said. A former myna who lived there, Billy, died a few years ago, and it turns out that mynas are hard to come by.

When Billy died, the store was bird-free, coinciding with the previous general manager’s desire to bring back his parrot, Joe. Now Joe has a new home and the store is ready for a new bird.

The new Phoenix store will also have a live bird, but the statue is pending approval from the City of Phoenix. Modern regulations exclude a statue of the towering grandeur of the old, but the new sentry will be modeled after the old.

Send your questions to “Since You Asked”, Mail Tribune Newsroom, PO Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; or by email at youasked@rosebudmedia.com.

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Merlin Bird ID | Prairie Public Broadcasting https://budgies-paradise.com/merlin-bird-id-prairie-public-broadcasting/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 06:05:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/merlin-bird-id-prairie-public-broadcasting/ We often hear birds sing or cry. But often the birds remain hidden in the vegetation, so it is difficult to identify the bird. But now, with the help of Merlin, a free application developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, we can identify these birds. In this case, it is a Yellow-bellied Warbler, a […]]]>

We often hear birds sing or cry. But often the birds remain hidden in the vegetation, so it is difficult to identify the bird. But now, with the help of Merlin, a free application developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, we can identify these birds. In this case, it is a Yellow-bellied Warbler, a yellow-colored warbler with a black mask that is often heard when hidden in vegetation at the edge of wetlands.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology developed the app with the help of more than 5,000 avid birders who contributed things like photos and audio recordings. The app is like having your own bird guide in your mobile phone, complete with photos, maps and recordings.

There are basically five components in Merlin. By simply selecting the size of a sighted and unknown bird based on a few silhouettes, selecting the main colors of the bird, and where it was sighted (e.g. at the feeder, swimming, or floor) The bird identification assistant will produce a list of possible matches.

One of the funniest and most interesting aspects of Merlin is being able to Identify the songs and calls of birds. You just press “Sound ID” to record the bird songs or calls you hear, and it will then list the possible species that are making the call or calls. It’s pretty accurate! It’s funny. And very useful!

Identify birds in a photo allows the user to simply take a photo of a bird and “Photo ID” will produce a list of possible matches.

For those of you who want to start a life list, Merlin’s “Save My Bird” will provide that. And finally, the Explore bird listings near you lets you explore the birds in an area, perhaps even by time of year by accessing information through eBird, a widely used auction tool that collects sightings from birdwatchers around the world.

As their website states, “Merlin is designed to be a birding trainer for birdwatchers at all levels.” Search for the free Merlin app on the App Store or Google Play.

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Visit live birds of prey, test drive electric cars at the Ann Arbor Green Fair https://budgies-paradise.com/visit-live-birds-of-prey-test-drive-electric-cars-at-the-ann-arbor-green-fair/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 15:46:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/visit-live-birds-of-prey-test-drive-electric-cars-at-the-ann-arbor-green-fair/ ANN ARBOR, MI — Residents of Ann Arbor will have the chance to test drive electric vehicles, learn about energy and hear live music at the upcoming Mayor’s Green Fair. The fair will return to the main street of Ann Abor from 6-9pm on Friday June 10th. Although the fair took place in the fall […]]]>

ANN ARBOR, MI — Residents of Ann Arbor will have the chance to test drive electric vehicles, learn about energy and hear live music at the upcoming Mayor’s Green Fair.

The fair will return to the main street of Ann Abor from 6-9pm on Friday June 10th. Although the fair took place in the fall of 2021, it will be the first in-person spring festival since 2019.

“It’s 100% organizations and entities that work on climate, environmental protection, so it’s a great opportunity to get out and learn what’s going on in the community, find ways to s ‘involve or be more active,’ said Missy Stults, sustainability and innovations director.

There are plans to make the fall fair a permanent addition, Stults said, meaning the fair will now be held twice a year.

Friday’s Green Fair will feature a variety of eco-friendly vendors, educational booths and interactive experiences.

Participants include birds of prey from the Leslie Science and Center, recycling partners, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Michigan Electric Auto Association, which will have more than 30 electric vehicles available for test drives. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and a live, solar-powered band will also be on site.

Vendors include People’s Food Co-Op and Bring Your Own Container Store. Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor will be available to answer questions during the fair.

“It’s amazing to be back in the community and really doubling down and coalescing around sustainability and equity value. … There’s no such thing as in-person engagement,” Stults said. “…It’s really kind of like a booster shot, if you will, of energy to keep us running.”

The Mayor’s Green Fair will be located at Main Street and Library Lane.

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Black Bird Biotech Announces S https://budgies-paradise.com/black-bird-biotech-announces-s/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 16:09:09 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/black-bird-biotech-announces-s/ FLOWER MOUND, TX/ACCESSWIRE/June 7, 2022/ Black Bird Biotech, Inc. (OTC PINK:BBBT), maker of herbal MiteXstreamMT biopesticide, today announced that, in additional independent laboratory testing, MiteXstreamMT has been shown to be “NON-TOXIC” to honey bees when they ingest the biopesticide. The Honey Bee oral toxicity report can be viewed here. The company previously announced that MiteXstreamMT […]]]>

FLOWER MOUND, TX/ACCESSWIRE/June 7, 2022/ Black Bird Biotech, Inc. (OTC PINK:BBBT), maker of herbal MiteXstreamMT biopesticide, today announced that, in additional independent laboratory testing, MiteXstreamMT has been shown to be “NON-TOXIC” to honey bees when they ingest the biopesticide. The Honey Bee oral toxicity report can be viewed here.

The company previously announced that MiteXstreamMT tested as “NON-TOXIC” to honey bees when contacted topically (report can be found here).

“MiteXstreamMT is now laboratory proven to be completely non-toxic to bees. This, coupled with its high efficiency and cost-effectiveness, will provide us with leverage as we seek to expand sales channels,” said Fabian Deneault, President of BBBT. “These results demonstrate the revolutionary capabilities of MiteXstreamMT brings to the many facets of the agricultural industry.”

High-performance laboratory:

STILLMEADOW, Inc., Sugar Land, Texas.

Director of studies:

Cole Younger, PhD., Entomologist, STILLMEADOW, Inc.

The study:

MiteXstream: Honey bee, Apis melliferaAcute oral toxicity limit test.

The conclusion:

With 0% mortality after 48 hoursMiteXstream was non-toxic if swallowed by honey bees.

According to Fortune Business Insights™, the biopesticides market is expected to be worth $10.63 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 13.1%, the growth of which will be driven by increasing research activities to develop new microbial products.

A USDA report stated, “As the world’s most important group of pollinators, bees are a crucial component of agricultural production and natural ecosystem function.”

Black Bird Biotech is proud to offer the MiteXstreamMT product that is both an effective means of controlling pests including mites, molds and other harmful agricultural problems, while being tested as non-toxic to honey bees.

MiteXstreamMT is currently available on MiteXstream.com and the MiteXstream Amazon® store.

For news and updates, shareholders, potential investors and potential business partners are encouraged to follow @BBBT_Corporate on Twitter and @BlackBirdBiotech on Instagram. Also visit BBBT’s corporate website, BlackBirdBiotech.com, for more information about the company.

About BBBT

Black Bird Biotech is positioned to tap into market segments with powerful and reinvented biotech products. Its EPA-registered biopesticide, MiteXstreamMTeradicates mites and similar pests, including spider mites (a deadly pest of cannabis, grapes, hops, coffee, strawberries and many other agricultural crops), and eliminates molds and mildews. MiteXstreamMT is a pesticide, but it’s not a poison – it’s a reinvented pesticide. The MiteXstreamMT Advantage: Use throughout the harvest day without worrying about residual “pesticide” violations, including state cannabis testing. MiteXstreamMT is the cornerstone of the business that holds vast potential worldwide as a highly effective, safe and extremely cost-effective substitute for many traditional “toxic” pesticides.

Forward-looking statements:

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. contained in this press release that are forward-looking statements are not purely historical and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including, but not limited to, products sold or cash flow from operations.

Actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements due to many factors. These factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with distribution and the difficulties associated with obtaining financing on acceptable terms. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be correct. Investors should review all of the information presented here and should also refer to our most recent annual report for our most recently completed fiscal year, our quarterly reports and other periodic reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Eric Newlan
vice president
833-223-4204
[email protected]
BlackBirdBiotech.com

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Activists say England’s ‘rainforests’ have been burned illegally https://budgies-paradise.com/activists-say-englands-rainforests-have-been-burned-illegally/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 20:04:56 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/activists-say-englands-rainforests-have-been-burned-illegally/ Some shooting ranges in England are burning deep peat moorland in protected areas despite a government ban, say the RSPB and Greenpeace. England’s deep peat soils support rare ecosystems and store huge amounts of carbon. Bog vegetation has traditionally been burned to create and maintain habitats for raising grouse for shooting. Last year the government […]]]>

Some shooting ranges in England are burning deep peat moorland in protected areas despite a government ban, say the RSPB and Greenpeace.

England’s deep peat soils support rare ecosystems and store huge amounts of carbon. Bog vegetation has traditionally been burned to create and maintain habitats for raising grouse for shooting. Last year the government banned the burning of peat deeper than 40cm in some protected areas in England.

Peatlands cover around 12% of UK land and store around 3 billion tonnes of carbon – the equivalent of all the forests in the UK, Germany and France combined. The government has labeled England’s peatlands “national forests” because of the amount of carbon they store.


Burning Moor at Stanghow Moor (Mick Garratt).

But evidence gathered by the RSPB and Greenpeace suggests these “rainforests” are still being illegally burned in England. The government told the BBC it had received evidence which purported to show illegal burning and said: ‘any cases where a breach of consent or regulation is suspected will be investigated.’

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A traditional practice in shooting ranges, burning paves the way for new green shoot grouses that like to eat, but also releases stored carbon into the atmosphere. Burning on peat soils in the highlands is already limited to a “season” which runs from October 1 to April 15 each year.

When the government introduced the new regulations, it said there was ‘a consensus that burning vegetation on blanket bogs is detrimental to bog formation and habitat condition’ . He said the new rules in England were intended to protect these rare and delicate habitats and help the UK achieve its goal of reducing emissions to net zero carbon by 2050.

The only exception to the ban would be if a license has been granted or if the terrain is steep or rocky but no license to burn on deep peat has been issued during the last burning season, said the government at the BBC.

The Moorland Association, which represents moorland owners, says careful burning has been a traditional part of moorland management for more than a century. It says vegetation typically recovers from well-managed burns within three years, and the practice can promote biodiversity and significantly reduce the risk of wildfires.

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Knowledge of birds | News, Sports, Jobs https://budgies-paradise.com/knowledge-of-birds-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 05:58:01 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/knowledge-of-birds-news-sports-jobs/ PHOTO PROVIDED A vibrant Wilson’s warbler rests on a branch. Yes, those are the places, but I would like to talk about the birds here. Tropical birds, that is, birds that spend most of their lives in southern Mexico, but migrate north thousands of miles each spring to participate in the forest insect explosion for […]]]>

PHOTO PROVIDED A vibrant Wilson’s warbler rests on a branch.

Yes, those are the places, but I would like to talk about the birds here. Tropical birds, that is, birds that spend most of their lives in southern Mexico, but migrate north thousands of miles each spring to participate in the forest insect explosion for food and feed their young in our own neighborhoods, fields and forests.

We call these birds “Neotropical migrants” because they live primarily in the Neotropics (i.e. New World tropics), but they seasonally migrate to and from temperate North America to breed. I will never forget this term because of the way our congressman once recalled it when asked what issues/problems he would like our research lab near Wellsboro to look into.

“Good,” he said, “there are these neotropical birds in the Allegheny National Forest that are causing some kind of problem,” as if they were invasive species that had to be controlled! He didn’t understand how important they are to protect this forest!

These Neotropical migrants who arrive in our forests, parks and backyards in April and May each year are mostly songbirds – birds with a complex vocal apparatus that allows them to produce a rich repertoire of musical sounds. Their songs enrich our lives, but only part of the year, so we must enjoy them in the spring and summer when they are around.

PHOTO PROVIDED Chestnut-sided warblers, as their name suggests, have a band of brown color on each side of their body.

In August, the woods become nearly silent again, as many of these same vocal species focus on feeding their young and become enigmatic to predators.

Although Neotropical songbirds include many bird families such as sparrows, sparrows and grosbeaks, finches, thrushes, swallows and vireos, wood warblers (family Parulidae).

There are about 30 species of wood warbler that breed or migrate through Pennsylvania seasonally. These specialized avian insectivores play a vital role in controlling insect populations in our forests by finding and catching insects. They do this in different ways: there are gleaners, sallyers and sounders, for example. Distinct levels in the forest are also occupied by specialized species: canopy dwellers, mid-level foragers, and ground-level hunters.

Although many of these songbirds can be seen and heard in our backyards this summer, let’s do our best to see them return to our forests in the years to come. Some ways to do this include supporting conservation initiatives that reduce or prevent further fragmentation of large tracts of forest (many of these birds are forest interior birds that breed poorly near edges and require extensive woodland uninterrupted). Preventing window strikes will also save woodland birds (local Audubon societies have placed methods for doing this on their websites; see https://pa.audubon.org/conservation/protecting-birds-striking-glass- windows). And the switch to shade-grown, bird-friendly coffee, now found in many stores, will discourage canopy loss in tropical America.

Wood Thrushes have been declining at the rate of 2% per year in our forests since the 1960s, a loss of half their total population in half a century! This Robin Woods relative’s song is so beautiful and melodic that I make sure to be back in Penn’s Woods on May Day to hear it!

PHOTO PROVIDED A Hooded Warbler sits amidst dense branches.

You can also enjoy these forest songbirds by going into the nearby state forest or game grounds you (collectively) own from May to July, park the car, walk a trail and just listen (early or late in the day , it’s better). Finding them with binoculars will add to the experience. Some of the birds easily found this way are shown in the photos here, and I took these photos doing just that. Rifle hunting is certainly an acceptable sport in Penn’s Woods, but camera hunting is another way to put your outdoor skills to the test.

So when you find one or more of these forest gems on your ear or eye this Spring/Summer, these insectivorous Neotropical Migrants, think of the rainforests they live in during our winters and the energy they bring back to our forests from the tropics, come spring. And remember, these birds know no political boundaries like we do. They just want to live in intact forests.

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Bob is a retired ecologist from the USGS facility near Wellsboro. He remains active in the local birding community and has traveled extensively throughout the American tropics.

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PHOTO PROVIDED Wood thrushes have been in decline as a population for over fifty years.

BIRD LORE is produced by the Lycoming Audubon Society (serving Lycoming and Clinton counties), Seven Mountains Audubon (serving Union, Snyder, Northumberland, and Columbia counties), and Tiadaghton Audubon Society (serving Tioga and Potter counties). Information about these chapters of the National Audubon Society is available at http://lycomingaudubon.blogspot.com and http://sevenmountainsaudubon.org and http://tiadaghtonaudubon.blogspot.com.


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