Insufficient Laws On Outdoor Entertainment Noise

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Can you soundproof a window? This is a question that will most likely be asked by a homeowner whose property is located close to an outdoor entertainment venue. Aside from loud music, a homeowner has to suffer from the sounds of traffic, of children playing and neighbors shouting. While there are existing noise ordinances, it cannot always be relied on that is why many homeowners opt to soundproof their windows, doors and walls and floors.

In Newnan, two popular restaurants in the downtown area have converted their old garages into places where customers can enjoy food and entertainment. RPM Full Service Patio Pub & Grill and The Bays at the Firestone have included outdoor dining with open patio seating as among their offerings. Both of the venues have successfully combined food and drink with outdoor entertainment. However, the move was not popular with the longtime residents in the immediate area known as Central Business District.

While live music is only predominant during Fridays and Saturdays, weekdays are not spared from noise. There is karaoke, DJ’s and open microphones. People living the area cannot escape the noise. However, according to Joe Rizzo the owner of RPM Full Service Patio Pub & Grill, only one resident has openly complained about the noise. Residents in the area understand that they are living in a commercial district where businesses expand.

In a proposed revision, any noises in the central business district that exceed 65 decibels from 10 PM to 7 AM will not be allowed. Decibel readings will provide the authorities with a way to determine whether the noise created is excessive. Meanwhile the proposed revision has not been set in stone. The city is still collecting information to create changes on the draft before it is presented to the city council. Rizzo is trying to balance entertainment against his desire to minimize noise levels.

Can you soundproof a window? A resident does not have to rely on existing noise ordinance. Windows and doors can be soundproofed to minimize the entry of sound. Families can experience stress and anxiety from the sounds created outdoors. It can even create sleep deprivation when sleep patterns are affected.

Knoxville Artist Creates Illustrated Maps For The Local Area

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A local Knoxville artist has recently just made a name for herself with her Illustrated Map work and sales in the city.

An Illustrated Map doesn’t show how to get around, but is more of a visual representation of what happens around an area, and these maps are no different.

According to the artist, Paris Woodhull, these maps of hers have locations on them that only that locals would be informed about. She adds that her maps put emphasis on the more unusual locations across Knoxville, saying that her maps include Downtown or the Knoxville Convention Center, but don’t stop there.

She says that she got the idea from interning at a Jackson Avenue company called the Happy Envelope, after she saw illustrated maps in the wedding invitations that the company handled. The owner suggested she try making some of her own, and, from there, her new business venture and calling started.

She’s made maps of Downtown Knoxville and North Knoxville, as well as the University of Tennessee, which she recently graduated from, as well as Fulton, where she went to high school. Her most recent work is an Illustrated Map of South Knoxville.

Being an illustrated map maker means that Woodhull is an artist, but she also likes to ensure that her maps are community projects. The first step of her  map making process involves using social media to tell people what map she’ll make and getting suggestions from the locals about places they like. Once the maps are drawn, they’re posted on social media again, so that she can have the community check if the maps are lacking any particular missing piece, which are then added with some post-editing Photoshop.

As with most illustrated maps, the layout isn’t comprehensive; not all landmarks and businesses in the area can be included.

Woodhull has revealed that she is working on a map that she calls ‘37919’, which will include Bearden and Sequoyah Hills, which she will soon post on social media. She has expressed her intentions of drawing a map of East Knoxville, or maybe head for other cities, such as Chattanooga.

The maps are available for purchase online, or in one of these local stores:

Rala
112 W. Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902

Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 World’s Fair Park
Knoxville, TN 37916

Makers Donuts
804 Tyson Street
Knoxville, TN 37917

Bradley’s
141 N. Peters Road
Knoxville, TN 37923

Fig and Company
5072 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Issues With The Scheme Employed By Australia To Eliminate Feral Animals

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There is a big question right now as to the feral animals found in Australia and whether there is a necessity for them to be eliminated or it’s just that the country is not familiar with these non-native animals that they decided without thorough consideration?

Are we going to let go of the last traces of these wild animals that could be beneficial to ecosystem? It is common in cities to conduct eradication programs such as pest control in Sydney in order to keep these wild creatures’ population under control.

These are the questions that are running around the mind of Dr. Arian Wallachwho is an ecologist and came from Israel but residing in Australia for the last decade.

Dr. Wallach is currently working at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation in the University of Technology Sydney. He said that Australia and New Zealand are two top countries in the global scale that give great focus on programs that eradicate introduced wild creatures.

She added that in other countries, conservation is not focused on the fact that an animal is native to the country or not. There are places wherein introduced animals are given higher protection like in the United States where they protect wild donkeys and horses.

When looking at the other countries’ perspective, it might be up for discussion as to how Australia is handling introduced species into their territory. It looks as if the country is quick to see the negative side of the wild animals without considering the positive side.

In a recent study where Dr. Wallach is a co-author, they researched about the introduced species which is the herbivorous megafauna. The animals are heavier than 100 kilograms and there are currently hundreds of thousands in the country. These are large animals that are considered pests like horses, camels and water buffalos thus they are controlled.

While it is the instinct of many to call pest control in Sydney, it is cautioned by experts that these pests do not carry negative effects alone but positive impact to the environment as well. Their contribution to the food chain is important just like any other wild creatures.

EE Balloons To Bring Travelling GSM Mobile Booster Style Coverage

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With the importance of cellular coverage these days, things like a GSM Mobile Booster, like the GSM Mobile Booster Nikrans MA-130 are becoming more and more appealing. In the UK, a fleet of blimps are set to do their jobs, bringing both mobile and wireless broadband coverage to the far-flung rural communities.

The UK mobile operator EE, who operates the fleet, to provide remote communities with voice and data services, even if coverage is lost due to circumstances, such as natural disasters such as flooding, or the like. EE expects to launch its first ‘helikite’, a mobile broadcast site, which is held up and tethered to helium balloons, sometime in the latter half of 2017.

The operator is also aiming to use drones for the similar purpose, though they say that that particular project is not prepared for launch.

The balloons, as well as the soon-to-follow drones, will beam mobile signals to the areas below them, allowing communities to connect with phones and internet even if the traditional mobile phone mast system goes down, or requires additional capacity due to high traffic, similar to how one uses a GSM Mobile Booster Nikrans MA-130, or the like.

Chief Executive for EE, Marc Allera, said that the balloons and the drones could not only be used to provide coverage to the rural areas of the UK, but also boost coverage at major events and venues, such as stadiums or sport events, where people have issue connecting to networks.

EE, however, says that airspace regulations could make using them at sports events and music festivals problematic.

The company says that these new technologies are best suited for ensuring coverage in the circumstance of natural disasters and catastrophic events, due to their capabilities to stay airborne for a month and signal radius of 5km.

The balloons are more weather-resistant compared to the drones, although the company states that lightning strikes are still a danger. The drones, however, due to their shorter duration and weaker signal range, making them better suited for shorter term use, like search and rescue operations.

Similar balloons and drones are being seen by companies like Google and Facebook as a cheap solution to providing coverage to hard to reach areas, with the latter investing in Project Loon, which sends balloons up to the edge of the atmosphere to beam internet signal to areas below it.

A Disgusting Single House In Pinklao Where Woman Lived For Seven Years

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A woman was reportedly evicted from her rental home of seven years as it was filled all over with garbage. She failed to clean the single house in Pinklao all these times.

Last June 11, the landlord was stunned to see the apartment with trash, empty plastic bottles, torn clothes and food dated to 2013.

According to Thai media, the property managers and landlord arrived at the single house in Pinklao, Bangkok, and saw that the space will filled up with dirt and garbage, that there was no room for one to stand.

Pictures of the so-called rental flat was first unconcealed in Facebook, which was posted on June 9-10.

The shocking images attracted nearly 13,000 shares where piles of trash were seen in front of a TV set.

There were several empty water bottles between the wall and a bed, which also had junk objects.

The floor had stained dirt while the electric fan was covered with a thick layer of dust.

According to a Chinese-speaking newspaper in Thailand, the woman rented the single house in Pinklao for nearly seven years.

The location was soon revealed after the female tenant failed to pay her power bills on time.

As reported earlier, staff from the property management company decided to enter the flat for inspection of its condition on June 11.

However, they unsuccessfully opened the door as it was full of garbage. The staff had to forcefully kick the door to open.

They were stunned to see piles of garbage in the flat, which barely had space for them to move.

The workers also revealed that they found damaged water pipes, a broken shower head and a cracked toilet.

According to the angry landlord, “I called the attention of the tenant, but she only said that it was my duty to clean the apartment. She also claimed that she paid 1,200 baht or £27 for the cleaning of the single house in Pinklao.

That afternoon of June 11, the tenant was asked to moved out of the apartment. As negotiated, the woman consented to pay extra cleaning fees and payments for the destroyed items.

Holiday Options For The Super Wealthy

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For people who only got their wealth recently, the most common holiday options would be St. Moritz, New York and Monaco but for those who have been living the wealthy life since birth, these places are considered to be crowded for their preference. The truly rich individuals value their privacy the most thus it comes with a price. They prefer exclusive resorts or liveaboard Similan islands where there are no other tourists to see. These locations can give them the privacy they wanted but it might cost a little more than usual.

One of the private resorts they prefer is the Over Yonder Cay which is one of the small islands located in the Bahamas. This island is so exclusive that it is not known to many. It offers a total land area of 72 acres and it has only four villas in the island – South Point, Meridian, East Cove and West Sands. Each can be rented for parties and rental should be a minimum of seven days.

The super rich who love wildlife may choose to visit the Ol Jogi Ranch which is located in Kenya. From Nairobi, there is a flight that lasts for 45 minutes. The whole ranch has 58,000 acres with only a single main building surrounded with standalone cottages. Guests will be able to indulge in the wilderness without being disturbed.

For those who love to dive, the yacht experience is provided by Sunil Bakshi who is a diving enthusiast. He owns a yacht called Live Aboard which can hold 12 people. The yacht will be able to cruise the guests and visit the islands located in the Indian Ocean. The yacht experience comes with a dive boat which offers between three and four dives daily.

For rich guests who are dreaming to see the beautiful islands of Thailand, liveaboard Similan islands are also available for diving enthusiasts. Much like the exclusive liveaboards found all over the world, guests will be exploring the sea without seeing a port until the end of the experience. Yachts can be chartered for those who want exclusive and private stay on the boats.

Buying Electric Griddles At Kitchenapplianceshq.com

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Years back, my stove top broke down and needed repair. What this meant is having my stove top griddle that I had been using for several years cannot be used for the time being. The following day, I checked kitchenapplianceshq.com for some electric griddles to buy.  I purchased an electric griddle, so that I can continue to cook my family’s favorites until the stove gets fixed.

I then noticed that the versatility of electric griddles. It cannot only cook pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage, but the flat top griddle can also be used to caramelize onions, mushrooms, or pepper, cook turkey or veggie burgers, sauté fresh vegetables, frozen beef patties, make tasty paninis and crispy sliced potatoes or zucchini, and even function as a hot plate to warm wraps or serving dishes that need to be kept warm.

Finally, the electric griddle that I purchased widened by cooking options and cooking space. It even had even cooking temperature than what my stove top griddle had, as you only need to plug it and then it gets hot. Thanks to kitchenapplianceshq.com, it made me buy what I really needed.

All in all, it made me learn many things about griddle cooking and what to look for when purchasing one. You need to think whether you just need a stove top griddle or an electric griddle for your needs. You can also have both. Also consider when you need what size of griddle and how often to use. You need to consider what food you will be cooking and the number of people feeding on it. You also need to consider the space on where you will keep the griddle.

One feature to consider about griddles is its reversibility and its usage for grilling. There are many types to try for this purpose. This clever combination can provide you two of the most popular cooking surfaces in one convenient piece. You can cook chicken, grilled vegetables, hamburgers, sausages and steaks. The smoother side of the griddle can make bacon, eggs, French toast, hash browns, pancakes, quesadillas, and more.

Other features to consider include surfaces that can be tilted for easy drainage of grease, nonstick cooking surfaces, drip trays beneath the griddle, convenient warming drawers, adjustable temperature control, and dishwasher safe parts for easy cleaning. You can visit kitchenapplianceshq.com for choices of new electric griddles.