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    Vandals smash vinyl fences in two Utah cities, costing homeowners thousands – KJZZ - January 14, 2020 by admin


    Some Utahns are trying to track down a group of vandals, saying fence smashing has gotten out of control.

    Police in Draper and Sandy told 2News they received four reports of damaged fences over the weekend two in each city. Some of the homeowners said theyve been targeted before.

    Rebecca Yu of Draper said a group of people smashed her vinyl fence near 1000 East 12000 South just after midnight on Friday (early Saturday morning). Its the second time her fence has been hit in two years.

    Theres not a point to fixing it continually when its going to keep getting broken again, she said.

    Another homeowner in Draper, who had her fence repaired by Monday, said she saw about seven young men in hoodies slam their bodies into her fence, then take off in two vehicles.

    People have been talking about a trend, a disturbing trend, Yu said, where high school students are pushing their bodies into the fence and breaking it.

    RELATED: Are 20+ cases of fence vandalism in northern Utah part of a viral challenge?

    I would never even think to do that, she added. I dont understand the psychological reasoning for that.

    Yu said she may put up a chain-link fence thats not as easily destroyed.

    Parents, please talk to your children, and I hope that there can be some honest communication with whats your child doing when theyre not home at midnight and 1 in the morning, Yu said.

    A resident of Sandy told 2News in an email:

    2News has documented at least 30 cases of similar fence vandalism in past years:

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    UNC fencing opens 2020 with mixed results at Penn State Invitational – The Daily Tar Heel - January 14, 2020 by admin

    Against Columbia, the men won the sabre, 5-4, but lost the foil and the epee to finish with an 18-9 defeat. The women found their first victory of the day against Columbia with a 16-11 win, taking the sabre and the epee by scores of 7-2 and 5-4, respectively.

    Both teams picked up a win against the fourth opponent of the day, Haverford. The men won, 16-11, after winning both the sabre and the foil by scores of 6-3. The women earned an 18-9 win after taking both the sabre and the foil, securing a dominant 9-0 victory in the sabre.

    For North Carolina's last matchup of the event, both teams faced the host school, Penn State. The men lost to the Nittany Lions, 20-7, after dropping both the sabre and the epee by scores of 8-1, but the Tar Heels picked up a 5-4 win in the foil. The women fell, 19-8, to Penn State, dropping the sabre, foil and epee.

    The women's team found its first win of the day in the third matchup, setting the team up with a 2-1 deficit heading into the final two matches. The women were able to earn a 2-2 overall score after beating their fourth opponent, Haverford, but the Tar Heels were unable to come up with a third win against their final opponent, Penn State.

    The men's team didn't find its first win until the fourth matchup, which was too late to mount a significant comeback.

    Three Tar Heels finished the day with individual winning records. On the women's side, sophomore Aubrey Molloy was the hero, finishing 8-3 on the day. She earned 2-1 advantages against Yale and Penn State and picked up a 1-1 record against Columbia.

    Charlotte Summers, another sophomore on the women's team, finished 7-4 overall. She also picked up 2-1 advantages over Yale and Penn State.

    For the men's team, James Mulligan, the recipient of the team's Newcomer Award in 2018-19, went 5-4 in the invitational.

    North Carolina put in strong performances against some solid teams, ramping up for the postseason that is now only three meets away.

    UNC heads to Philadelphia on Saturday for the Philadelphia Invitational Duels, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.


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    Fencing To Keep Salt River Horses Off The Bush Highway Begins Next Phase – KJZZ - January 14, 2020 by admin

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    At any given time, there are about 250 wild horses along the Salt River, according to Salt River Wild Horse Management.

    Tonto National Forest officials say workers plan Monday to begin installing 4 miles of steel fencing along and near the lower Salt River east of metro Phoenix to prevent wild horses from crossing the Bush Highway and to keep livestock from mingling with the horse herd.

    Forest officials say the fence work starting Monday is the second phase of a project that saw workers on Friday complete installation of 10 miles of barbed wire fencing. That work began in November.

    Forest Service and state Department of Agriculture officials said previous fences didn't prevent horses from getting onto the highway, resulting in the deaths of 20 or more horses annually.

    The Forest Service said the project includes installing 35 gates at designated trails and historically-used access points.

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    Denby Fawcett: Fence Blocking Diamond Head Seawall Will Be Removed – Honolulu Civil Beat - January 14, 2020 by admin

    The Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation will be removing one of the two fences it installed to block public access on a seawall pathway between Makalei Beach Park and Leahi Beach Park at the foot of Diamond Head, city officials told Civil Beat on Thursday.

    The fence at the Makalei end of the walkway is slated to be removed sometime this week.

    There has been a loud public outcry ever since the fences were installed blocking public passage with pathway users calling for the immediate removal of both fences.

    Residents are upset about fences that were installed at Makalei Beach Park and Leahi Beach Park at Diamond Head that block all public access along the seawall between the two parks.

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    But the city says for now the fence it installed at the other end of the walkway at Leahi Beach Park will remain in place while it searches for ways to make that end of the walkway safer.

    It says possible remedies could be signs warning of unsafe conditions, repairs to the railing near Leahi Park or even keeping the current fence on the Leahi Park side in place.

    The Leahi Park end of the seawall is where attorneys for Honolulu resident Shizuko Matsuda said she was seriously injured on May 28, 2012 when she fell through a gap in the railing down on to the rocks on the shore.

    Matsuda sued the city and the state for negligence in 2016. The city settled in May 2018, paying $275,000 to Matsuda in damages.

    Last week, City Managing Director Roy Amemiya Jr. said the city installed the two fences blocking the public from the seawall walkway on Christmas Eve to prevent similar lawsuits in the future.

    Matsuda also sued the state for damages for her fall from the seawall but Circuit Judge Keith Hiraoka ruled in favor of the state. Matsudas attorney Kyle Smith is awaiting the outcome of an appeal his firm filed last year with the Intermediate Court of Appeals.

    The Parks Department will try to figure out soon if and when the fence on the Leahi Park side can be taken down.

    Diamond Head resident Alexi Drouin says he is relieved that at least one of the fences will be removed.

    One fence coming down is a good start but I will not rest until the other fence is removed, he said.

    Drouin says he used to walk his dog along the seawall every day. He says since the fences went up he has videotaped people dangerously climbing over the fences so they can fish and walk along the seawall.

    Honolulu City Council member Tommy Waters, who represents the Diamond Head area, says hes thankful for the removal of the fence and is hoping the fence on the Leahi side can be removed soon.

    Waters says it cost the city $6,200 to erect the two fences, and that he is glad the fence removal on the Makalei side will be done in-house with city workers.

    Ocean access for the public is what makes people cherish living in Hawaii, he said.

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    Advocacy group says fencing along Lower Salt River poses danger to wild horses and the public – FOX 10 News Phoenix - January 14, 2020 by admin

    Advocacy group concerned over fencing along Lower Salt River

    The Forest Service is putting up additional fencing to help keep wild horses safe along the Lower Salt River area, but that's causing concern for some. FOX 10's Danielle Miller reports.

    PHOENIX - The Tonto National Forest has put up signage along the Bush Highway to warn drivers of wild horses in the area, and the Forest Service is now putting up additional fencing to help keep the horses safe.

    Not everyone, however, is thrilled with the idea.

    The Tonto National Forest continuing construction on four miles of fencing along the Lower Salt River in the Mesa Ranger District. The fencing will start at the Granite Reef Recreation Site, and it will run along the river for three miles to the Phon D.Sutton rec Site, and then run along the edge of the river to the Coon Bluff Rec Site, where it will tie into the existing fence.

    "At this time, the fence is not going to cross the river," said Chandler Mundy, Range Program Manger for the Tonto National Forest, in a phone interview."We are working on plans for the fence to cross the river in the future near the Coon Bluff Rec Site. That will be the final stretch needed to keep other livestock from joining the herd."

    According to the Tonto National Forest, the main goal for fencing is to keep wild horses off of Bush Highway and out of harm's way. However, some are voicing their concerns.

    Simone Netherlands, President of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, says the fence will have negative consequences for the public and the horses. She wants the fence moved away from the river and closer to the road.

    "So if you're trying to keep wild horses outbut they can still swim, what you're going to do is bottleneck the population because they're all going to have to go through that, and then, you're going to concentrate too many horses with too many people in one area, and that's making for safety problems,"said Netherlands.

    Netherlands says the horses will also be cut off from the water, but Forest Service officials disagree with the claim.

    "We are not cutting the horses off to the water," said Mundy."They have access to over 12 miles of the river."

    The Forest Service says they've worked with several groups on the design and safety of the fence, and it's all to benefit the horses.Netherlands says she'll continue to fight the fence.

    In addition to the fencing, 35 access gates have been added for people to pass through.

    The Forest Service is asking people to not cut through any of the fencing. People caught cutting through the fencing could be charged.

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    Yen and Gallucci Go Undefeated in Leading Chatham Boys Fencing Team to 15-12 Win Over Millburn – - January 14, 2020 by admin

    CHATHAM, NJ - Preston Yen went undefeated in sabre and Charles Gallucci won all his foil bouts to highlight Chatham's 15-12 boys fencing victory over Millburn on Wednesday at the Chatham Middle School.

    Also finishing the meet unbeaten for Chatham were epee fencers Jonah Blanchard and Michael Dwyer.

    Round one score: Chatham 4, Milburn 5 (Sabres 1-2, Foils 1-2, Epees 2-1)Squad captain junior Preston Yen posted the only sabre win in round one. Freshman Liam Kaplan narrowly missed the tiebreaker in his first high school varsity bout. Freshman foil Charles Gallucci posted the only foil win in round one with a 5-0 shut out. Sophomore epees Jonah Blanchard and Michael Dwyer each posted a victory keeping Chatham in the running for the meet.

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    Round two score: Chatham 7, Millburn 2 (Sabres 2-1, Foils 2-1, Epees 3-0)The home team rotation for round two suited the Chatham boys. Kaplan logged his first varsity victory followed by another from Yen. Gallucci and Mahon added a pair of foil wins. Blanchard, Dwyer, and squad captain Ahmer Khan swept the epee bouts of round two and pulling the team into the lead.Running score: Chatham 11, Millburn 7

    Round three score: Chatham 4, Millburn 5 (Sabres 2-1, Foils 1-2, Epees 1-2) Final Score 15-12Yen won his third sabre bout for the night followed by Haq with a 5-1. Gallucci wrapped up the foils with a single 5-1 foil win for the third round. The epees subbed in Raaid Khan for a win, while Alex Lee and Hayden Lacy were barely edged out by the Millburn epees in a pair of tied bouts.

    Boys vs Millburn = WIN [NJAC 2-0] [All 3-0]Final Score 15-12 (Sabre 5-4, Foil 4-5, Epee 6-3)Referees: Tomasz Stusinski

    The Chatham boys will compete in the annual Cetrulo tournament Sunday, the largest high school fencing team tournament in the world.

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    Kate Middletons Birthday Extravaganza: a Fedora, the Country House, and Mended Fences – Vanity Fair - January 14, 2020 by admin

    On Tuesday morning, Prince George and Princess Charlotte headed back to school at Thomass Battersea, the progressive private school that has been the center of the Cambridges mornings and their social lives for the last few years. Since the kids are back at school, Kate Middleton, who turns 38 on Thursday, needed to celebrate her birthday a little early. According to People, she held a party at Anmer Hall, her and Prince Williams country home in Norfolk, on Sunday and invited some of her close friendsincluding one who was recently thought to be on the outs with the duchess.

    The celebration started Sunday, when Kate and William went to church in Sandringham with the Queen. Anmer Hall is on the Sandringham estate where the Queen spends the holidays. A larger group also accompanied the royal family: Kates parents, Carole and __Michael Middleton, friends Tom van Strabenzee, Lucy Lanigan-OKeefe (People said shes also a teacher at Thomass), Lady Laura Meade, one of Louis godparents, her husband James Meade, David, Marquess of Cholmondeley, and his wife, Rose Hanbury, Marquess of Cholmondeley.

    Rose and Kate were close friends when the Cambridges moved up to Norfolk after Georges birth, as a part of a group some have called the Turnip Toffs, but during 2019, outlets speculated that Kate and Rose were feuding and no longer friends. Roses appearance should put this rumor to rest; after all, you only attend a birthday church service for someone you really like.

    While the Cholmondeley couples presence was certainly an attention getter, the real controversy of Kates birthday might have been her headwear. By now, you probably have seen the pictures of the duchess wearing a jaunty blue fedora and purple coat from Hicks and Brown to St. Mary Magdalenes on Sunday. Perhaps to prove that were leaving behind all negative associations with the fedora from the last decade, she wore the hat into a house of worship. The Queen also wore purple to the church service.

    Otherwise, details are scarce about what the rest of the party might have entailed. Neither of Kates siblings, James and Pippa, attended the party, likely because both were recently on vacation in the Caribbean. However, we can assume Kate probably pulled a couple of perfect pints.

    CORRECTION: A previous version of this post misstated Kate Middletons age.

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    Man tried to jump the fence at N.J. zoo to take a picture of cheetahs – - January 14, 2020 by admin

    Cheetahs are best enjoyed from afar. Its a lesson one person had to learn the hard way after attempting to get an up close and personal experience with the animals at a New Jersey zoo.

    A man hopped over the first of two fences surrounding the cheetah exhibit at the Cape May County Park and Zoo earlier this week to take a picture of Buju and Beenie, two cheetahs, Cape May County Sheriffs Office spokesman Antwan McClellan said Friday.

    The man moved on to the second fence, but was apprehended by park officials before he could hop that one too.

    McClellan said the cheetahs ignored the man. After he was back on the right side of the fence, he told park officials a friend of his at another zoo did the same thing and was able to pet a tiger. The man thought he could do the same thing at the Cape May County Zoo, officials said.

    The man was not arrested. However, he was given citations and removed from the zoo.

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    Baffert ‘on the fence’ over shipping for Pegasus World Cup – Horse Racing Nation - January 14, 2020 by admin

    It remains to be seen whether trainer Bob Baffert will be representated in the Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup.

    Notably omitted from the revised invitation list released Sunday by Gulfstream Park officials was Roadster, who was in the original field of 12, while remaining on the also-eligible list was stablemate Mucho Gusto.On Monday, Baffert said Speedway Stables Roadster would stay at his Santa Anita base and run in the San Pasqual Stakes (G2) going nine furlongs on Feb. 1. The son of Quality Road, who exits a second to Omaha Beach in the Dec. 28 Malibu (G1), continued preparations for the San Pasqual on Monday with a bullet four-furlong drill in :47.40. As for Mucho Gusto, Baffert said he is split between sending him to Gulfstream for the Jan. 25 Pegasus or also running him in the San Pasqual. The 4-year-old son of Mucho Macho Man, who collected a trio of Grade 3 wins in 2019, has not raced since finishing fourth in the Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park on Sept 29. Baffert previously said the main objective for Michael Lund Petersens Mucho Gustos is the $20 million Saudi Cup on Feb. 29 in Riyadh. While he is currently on the also-eligible list for the Pegasus, Mucho Gusto would draw into the field with a defection between now and the Jan. 25 race.Mucho Gusto returned to training around Thanksgiving and boasts three consecutive bullet drills on the work tab, which includes most recently a six-furlong move in 1:12.80 on Friday. Baffert said he will decide on Mucho Gustos comeback race next week.

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    Fences at closed kauri forests vandalised and thrown in streams – RNZ - January 14, 2020 by admin

    Fences keeping people out of forest areas closed due to kauri dieback in Auckland are being vandalised, and people are entering closed tracks due to a sense of entitlement, a council compliance manager says.

    Signs like these have been removed and vandalised. Photo: RNZ / Joanna MacKenzie

    Compliance officers were out over the Christmas-New Year break and while most people are following the rules, 14 people will be receiving bylaw breach and trespass notices and another four will be getting formal warnings.

    Vandalism was worryingly on the increase as well.

    Auckland Council regulatory compliance manager Steve Pearce said a small minority were undermining efforts to protect kauri forests to ensure New Zealanders and tourists could continue to enjoy these.

    "There's been fences that have been taken down, chucked into nearby streams, signs that have been removed and it's just senseless vandalism. People that are a bit bored and pushing things over when they really don't need to," he told RNZ's Summer Report.

    "We're trying to protect those ranges and those parks for all New Zealanders, all of our tourists and a couple of silly people have gone and wrecked it for everyone."

    Pearce said people caught on closed tracks often believed they had a right to be there and the council had no right to enforce biosecurity rules introduced to protect kauri sites.

    "Generally it's people going, 'this is my local area, my forest, I'm allowed to be around here'. And you've also got a bunch of people who kind of think 'well, actually the council don't have the right to exclude me from this public area'. But there's a reason we're doing this, we're not doing it for just a bit of fun."

    He said it was essential people stayed off closed tracks because the micro-organism responsible for dieback was soil-based and easily transported from one site to another.

    "Some areas are closed because they don't have Kauri dieback, so they are pristine. The kauri seem to be thriving. So we're trying to protect those kauri that are still surviving really well. There are other kauri that are known to be infected and we're trying to prevent the spread of the disease from these areas to other areas.

    "At this stage we don't have a cure for kauri dieback, so the only thing we can do is prevent the transmission."

    Over the Waitkere forest canopy it's not hard to see the damage kauri dieback has done. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

    Kauri dieback is a disease caused by the microscopic fungus-like organism Phytophthora agathidicida (PA). It lives in the soil and infects kauri roots, damaging the tissues that carry nutrients and water within the tree, effectively starving it to death.

    It is typical spread by dirt on people's footwear, meaning trampers are required to scrub and spray their shoes entering and leaving tracks.

    "There seems like a lot of other vectors as well, walking your dog, going on and off the track, they get some mud on their paws and that gets spread around," Pearce said.

    "So the real simple thing is, stay out of those areas and when you're on the tracks scrub their boots, spray them afterwards."

    He said the council didn't want anyone going through the courts and urged people to simply stay off closed tracks and enjoy the tracks that have remained open.

    "The only enforcement tool we have is a prosecution through the district court. So we had our first prosecution late last year. That's a maximum $20,000 fine. We don't envisage that it will be anywhere near that maximum, but it's really important that people take this seriously."

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