Worker who survived New Orleans hotel collapse deported
A construction worker hurt in last month’s collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans has been deported to his native Honduras. The U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement deported 38-year-old Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma on Friday morning. Sign up for our Newsletters ICE spokesman Bryan Cox says Ramirez Palma was taken to Honduras on a deportation flight from Alexandria International Airport, which is near several ICE detention facilities in central Louisiana.Border Patrol officers arrested Ramirez Palma two days after he fell several stories Oct. 12 as the upper floors of the hotel project caved in.
New York (AP) -- New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “ bird - friendly ” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down New York will be the largest city in the nation to require glass that is visible to birds if the measure passes. Several California cities including San
New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “ bird - friendly ” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every year.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring “bird-friendly” glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every year.
New York will be the largest city in the nation to require glass that is visible to birds if the measure passes.including San Francisco and Oakland have adopted similar rules.
Russia and China complete cross border bridge
The first road bridge linking Russia and China has been completed, Reuters news agency reported. © Dmitry Tupikov/Sputnik via AP 6089559 29.11.2019 A general view shows the new cross-border automobile cable-stayed bridge across the Amur River connecting the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk and the Chinese city of Heihe, outside the Far Eastern city of Blagoveshchensk, Russia. The bridge is the only road bridge across the Amur on the Russian-Chinese border and is expected to come into service by April 2020. The construction of the bridge began in 2016 and last May the two sections of the bridge were connected.
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Raphael Espinal Jr. have introduced legislation that aims to protect the wellbeing of New York ’s avian The proposed bill would require that 90 percent of glass on new and altered buildings be treated to reduce bird strike fatalities.
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Groups that monitor bird populations said they are thrilled at the prospect of the legislation's adoption in New York City.
“Long term this stands to have a significant impact on the birds that live in and are passing through our city,” Chris Allieri, a board member of the Wild Bird Fund, said Saturday. “I think it will significantly reduce the number of window collisions for birds in newly constructed buildings."
New York City Audubon estimates that 90,000 to 230,000 birds from hawks to hummingbirds are killed every year from flying into New York City buildings.
The legislation proposed by Democratic City Council member Rafael Espinal would require that at least 90% of the exterior of the first 75 feet of all new buildings or major renovations be constructed with materials that are visible to birds, such as glass with a glazing or pattern.
Man thrown through glass window outside downtown Cleveland bar during fight, police say
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 30-year-old man was thrown through a large window during a fight at a downtown Cleveland bar, police say. A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felonious assault, but formal charges have not yet been filed. The fight happened about 8 p.m. Sunday at Flannery’s Irish Pub on East 4th Street and Prospect Avenue. The 30-year-old man told police he was at the bar with a few friends and walked outside. He got into an argument with another man and the other man punched him in the mouth, according to police reports.The other man then threw him through a plate glass window, according to police.
New York City is poised to become the latest municipality to try and reduce the number of bird collisions by adopting new rules that would require up to 90-percent of glass on new and altered buildings to be treated with films, coatings, and other decorative elements to ensure that birds can
An example of a bird-friendly building is the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan's west side, where glass imprinted with patterns that was installed during a 2015 renovation reduced bird deaths by 90%, according to NYC Audubon.
Ornithologist Susan Elbin, NYC Audubon's director of conservation, said legislation mandating similar glass in other new buildings and major renovations will make a huge difference. “We think of this as the most broad-reaching bird-friendly building policy in the country,” Elbin said.
The measure has wide support on the City Council and is expected to pass.
“Unfortunately, our buildings have become a death trap for thousands of birds each year," said Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a Democrat. "As a bird-friendly city, this bill will help protect our feathered friends and reduce the number of bird mortality due to collisions.”
Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass
Google is rolling out one more update for the Explorer Edition of Glass before cutting off support for its old wearable. The tech giant introduced Project Glass back in 2012, opening it up for preorders for $1,500 each. Despite people raising privacy concerns about its ability to record videos, the company quickly released an upgraded version of the device. It soon decided to change its approach and target businesses, though, releasing an Enterprise Edition of the device in 2017. The company will continue supporting the enterprise version, suggesting that it's doing better than its older sibling.
New York City Council Member Raphael Espinal Jr. introduced a new bill Thursday that would require 90 percent of glass on new and altered buildings to be treated to reduce the bird strikes. The bill would require all glass windows, balcony railings and corners to be glazed so that it is more visible to birds .
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Monday September 9 was a busy, but not unusual day at The Wild Bird Fund on the Upper West Side. According to the New York City Audubon Society, anywhere from 90,000 to 230,000 birds die each year from crashing into glass buildings, mistaking the reflections
The Real Estate Board of New York expressed concerns earlier about issues including the availability of materials that would meet the requirements of the legislation, but an official with the group indicated Saturday that its issues had been addressed.
“We thank the Council for addressing a number of concerns we had with the original version, and support a science-based approach to reducing bird deaths," said Basha Gerhards, the real estate group's vice president of policy and planning. "We hope the Council will track over time the efficacy of these measures and monitor the commercial availability of these materials to optimize compliance and the goals of the bill.”
This story has been corrected to show the source in the fourth paragraph meant the number of newly constructed windows in New York City buildings may reduce bird deaths.
Youppi and 'The Orioles Bird' headline the National Mascot Hall of Fame class of 2020 inductees .
Indianapolis Colts mascot Blue and Indiana Pacers mascot Boomer also made the cutJan 12, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens mascot Youppi drives a small car as he celebrates his 40th anniversary during the game against Colorado Avalanche at Bell Centre.