New York growers testing hail netting in orchards

Spanning acres of high-density orchards, hail netting can provide a critical layer of protection for New York state apples from disfiguring weather damage. To test what is a promising solution to a big problem, a group of forward-thinking growers are partnering with Cornell Extension fruit specialists, and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers. Fruit growers cooperating in the research, … Read More

MTO not considering bridge netting

As the Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition considers ways of addressing concerns about recent suicides, including two recent deaths at the Burgoyne Bridge, the Ministry of Transportation is not considering adding suicide prevention barriers to any of the bridges along provincial highways. In an e-mail, Ben Snair — the manager of legislative affairs and MPP liaison for Transportation Minister John Yakabuski … Read More

St. Paul’s RiverCentre Parking Ramp Remains Closed as Hockey Season Starts Up

Officials in St. Paul said a shipment delay is to blame for the continued closure of the RiverCentre Parking Ramp. The ramp has been closed since May after concrete began falling from the ceiling. Crews shortly after began repair work and also began installing netting on the ceiling to catch any falling debris. KSTP Visit St. Paul, the organization that … Read More

OSU football: New netting, Cowboys’ home record highlight best, worst vs. Iowa State

Oklahoma State dropped another conference home game Saturday, suffering a 48-42 defeat to Iowa State. Here’s the best and worst from the game: Worst record in conference home games among Big 12 teams: Oklahoma State It’s true. Saturday’s defeat dropped the Cowboys to 0-2 in conference home games this season. Kansas, Kansas State, Texas Tech and Iowa State also have … Read More

City could kick in cash for new soccer posts and netting

The city could kick in more than $20,000 to replace the goal posts and netting at a south-end Barrie soccer field. At Monday night’s general committee meeting, councillors gave initial approval to cover half of the $45,000 project. The Barrie Soccer would be on the hook for the rest. The project includes the removal of the existing goal posts at … Read More

Mom Who Lost Her Eyesight From A Ballpark Accident Has This Warning

Baseball is called America’s favorite pastime for a reason. According to ESPN, more than 72 million people attended major league baseball games in 2017 — and that doesn’t even account for all the minor league games held at stadiums around the country. But what these millions of people don’t plan on, while they are eating their cracker jacks and root-root-rooting … Read More

Could Insecticide Netting Help Manage Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Infestations in Homes?

The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an invasive species in the United States that can damage fruit and vegetable crops and cause nuisance infestations to residences. It is a shield-shaped “true bug” of the order Hemiptera, and the common name refers to its brown, variegated appearance (marmorated means variegated). Halyomorpha halys eats many different foods, helping it expand its range … Read More

Coroner calls for netting around hockey rinks after death of 12-year-old girl

A tragic incident in Quebec could result in changes to hockey rinks in Canada. Annie Alaku-Papigatuk, 12, was killed after being struck by a puck at a local hockey game on April 1, 2017. Her death came almost exactly 15 years after the death of a 13-year-old Brattanie Cecil at a Columbus Blue Jackets game, which resulted in rinks around North America … Read More

Safety nets fitted after glass panel falls from hospital

Safety netting has been erected around the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow after a glass panel fell from the 10th floor. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) said an investigation into the incident earlier this month proved inconclusive. It is understood panels have fallen from the £842m building on at least three occasions since it opened. In the latest … Read More