Sydney Suburb Council Under Fire For Poisoning 50,000 Bees

The council of Paddington are under fire from pest control in the Eastern Suburbs, local residents and beekeepers in the area after a local council operation led to the spraying of an urban beehive in the area, resulting in the poisoning and near death of around 50,000 bees.

The Urban Beehive’s Doug Pourdie explains the issue with the nest, saying that it was a notable European bee hive, and the poisoning put the lives of every single bee in it, which number at the tens of thousands, at risk.

He added that there are plenty of beekeeping or pest control in the Eastern Suburbs, who can handle the safe removal and relocation of beehives such as this, often for no charge at all, which is why he, and a lot of Paddington, find the council’s decision to spray it so baffling.

Mr. Purdie says that nests are removed if they are located in areas deemed dangerous for both people and the bees, like near preschools, for example. If the nest cannot be relocated, Mr. Purdie says, is the only time when the poison should be considered; it’s a last resort.

The nest in question was located on a tree in Glen Street, along a walkway surrounded by residential properties. The locals took notice of the poisoning, as it left thousands of dead bees covering the immediate vicinity.

One such resident is Heather Simington, who says that the Bpoisoning left so many dead bees in the area, that their remains created a coverage 3 centimetres deep, and half a metre wide beneath the tree.

The Woollahra Municipal Council said via a spokesperson that they contacted a pest control company to handle the nest after residents complained about it. They say that they initially attempted contacted a beekeeper, but received no response, which is why they called pest control. The spokesperson says that the council’s decision was based on their focus on ensuring the safety of the residents.

Ms. Simington, however, says that the residents were fine with the hive, which is why they’re angry about what happened to it. She says that there wasn’t really any danger, as the people knew of the hive, and the bees were used to the surroundings. Ms. Simington says that a lot of the locals enjoyed seeing the hive grow.

Plan A Visit To Gomera Islands To Enjoy A Laid Back Holiday

Canary Islands are the famous vacation spot for many holidaymakers. The islands have a subtropical climate and are suitable for both summer and winter breaks. San Sebastian de La Gomera is a laid back island with beautiful forests and coves. The city attracts tourists who prefer a quiet holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the other touristy islands.

Most of the La Gomera hotels are located on this island. Luxurious apartments are the most sought after accommodation on La Gomera islands. Rent the more traditional fincas with Spanish style architecture to have a more authentic experience of the local culture.

There are many interesting activities for the tourists to enjoy their stay. The lush green forests have many hiking trails for the adventure lovers. Mountain biking is another famous passtime on these islands. The clean blue ocean offers space for many exciting water sports like Scuba diving and sailing. The Royal Yachting Association provides many courses for sailing enthusiasts, starting from the basic to the most advanced courses. Sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves in sports such as Basketball, Tennis and Golf. The foodies can spend their time tasting the most authentic dishes prepared using the freshest produce.

The San Sabastian island of La Gomera is a very calm and private island. The island is not disturbed by the over development of bustling hotels and retains the rustic charm. The properties on the island are designed go blend in with the surroundings and are eco- friendly.There is a wide variety available for stay on the island, like luxury resorts with private beaches, humble guest houses and luxury apartments to cater to tourists with various budget requirements.

Luxury apartments are the best accommodation on La Gomera, for the independent tourists. The apartments offer the privacy and flexibility to enjoy the vacation, without being bound by the schedules of hotels and tour managers. The well maintained apartments have all the luxurious amenities to make you feel at home. Larger families can book country style houses with terraces for comfortable stay. You can pick from the properties in the happening places of the town area or a more secluded property on the peaceful countryside.

How Heat works Can Replace Or Repair Your Boilers?

As with all building factors, commercial boilers have certain lifespans. Even if they are ideally maintained, they will eventually need replacement. While the boiler’s age can be the determining factor for repair or replacement, it is not the only element engineering and maintenance managers must consider. So if you’re looking for a company that does repairs or replacement for your boilers, check on Heat works and how they do a great job for you.

Managers need to think deeply and thoroughly if they are deciding to repair or replace a boiler. There are also other factors to consider, like the following:

  • Age: As the boilers get older, it will need more maintenance for proper functioning. Unless something serious goes wrong, replacement or repair may be needed. However, the costs for replacement will surpass the cost for repairs. However, this may save you on the long run. So you need to weigh things first before you engage yourself into getting a new boiler.


  • History: No two or more boilers of the same features and brands can have the same operating histories. They will differ in set up, how they are used, and how they are maintained. Managers and operators need to determine and review the machine’s history to oversee when they need replacement or simply repairs. It may save them more money if they buy a new one, than having it repaired periodically. The Heatworks company can provide them whatever they need for a boiler – be it repairs or replacements.


  • Efficiency: If you buy new generation boilers, it can guarantee efficiency wherever you may be inside the building. Boilers that are over a decade old can require costly maintenance and repairs, which can greatly affect the business’s budget. So consider getting a new one if it saves you on costs.


  • Configuration: Older systems with central boilers usually have one or two huge boilers. It is an important setup to make the boiler reach a large part of the building. If you settle for new generation centralized systems, they can have multiple boilers that can provide a maximum capacity and better operating efficiency. Managers need to review the building load to oversee that replacement to modular boilers can be beneficial. So let Heat works provide you with this need.

How Inpatient Rehab And Outpatient Treatment Can Help Someone With Substance Abuse

If you have problems with alcohol or drug, your physician may advise treatment at an outpatient or inpatient facility. At outpatient centers, you only come at daytime. At inpatient rehab, you tend to stay for a number of days. How long your stay will vary on the programs of these rehab centers.

What’s the similarity between outpatient and inpatient treatment?

Programs for outpatient and inpatient treatments will include the 12-step program utilized by the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholic Anonymous (AA). Treatments will include family therapy, medical care, alcohol and drug education, one-on-one counseling, and group therapy. A counselor or physician will help decide whether you will be admitted for outpatient or inpatient treatment. The choices will depend on the severity of the addiction, your mental health, family support, living situation, and how you pay for the treatment.

Inpatient treatments

The treatment for inpatient rehab may be found in special clinics or part of a medical program. You will be sleeping in the facility and receive therapy daily depending on the number of days you stay here.

Inpatient treatment can be a great option if you have tried outpatient rehab but it didn’t actually work; you have physical or mental health issues; you can hardly refrain from drugs or alcohol; or you live far away for outpatient treatments.

In an inpatient rehab, you may stay one to six weeks, depending on how you recover from the substance abuse. Once you are discharged, you proceed to outpatient treatment where you undergo group therapy and counseling. Inpatient treatment can also be considered residential, as you stay here for many months.

Outpatient treatments

You can opt for outpatient treatment through the local health department offices, hospital clinics, counselor’s offices, or mental health facilities. Here, you don’t have to stay overnight.

Outpatient treatments can be challenging as you can still face problems at home and at work. But it should help you tackle the everyday problems you encounter.

Outpatient treatment may be suggested if you can’t be absent or quit work; you want to stay close with your family; you can possibly refrain from alcohol and drugs; and if you find inpatient rehab too expensive.


Online Recipe And Meal Management

For chefs and professional cooks, companies such as offer software solution to make their ordering system easier. The good news is that people who are in charge of cooking at home can also have their own software. The software is known as RecipeCloud and the application serves as a social cookbook wherein home cooks will be able to discover new recipes, save, organize as well as share their favorite recipes through social media platforms.

RecipeCloudwas released more than 4.5 years ago but now it is undergoing a huge expansion with the development of a complementary web application. The new web app has some great features such as giving home cooks the ability to manage their recipes, plan their daily meals as well as their grocery shopping. Everything will then be stored in the cloud in order for them to access their accounts anywhere they are and regardless of the device they use.

The software used to offer only the basics such as searching, saving, editing, organizing and sharing but now it has updated features and it comes with a web application. There is also an iOS release for non-android users.

The home cook can now make a number of cookbooks at one with option to make their collections either private or public. Currently, RecipeCloud users have uploaded almost 230,000 recipes. User can upload their personal recipes or they can search for new recipes using the web.

Recipes can be organized into thousands of cookbooks with themes for an efficient management as well as ease of navigation. This is also recommended for business owners creating a recipe for their new restaurant or individuals planning to release their own cookbook. Users are given the freedom to save their private recipes as well as cookbooks when necessary.

For home cooks, planning meals is made easier with the app because they can drag and drop recipes on the corresponding dates when they will be cooked. For bigger restaurants or those in the food service industry, there are online ordering software such as the one from wherein recipe management and ingredient ordering is made easy.

Cosi Launches At Koh Samui

KohSamui is prime real estate, with the market full of buyers looking to buy a luxury home on Samui Island, or developers looking to build new hotels to cash in on the tourist scene.

Well, for those who managed to avoid the squeeze and successfully buy a luxury home on Samui Island, there’s a new neighbour in the area, as the first hotel under the Cosi brand, has recently launched and opened in the island in early December of 2017.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, owner of the Cosi brand, says that the brand is catered to what they call “independent, tech-savvy travellers.  They add that comparing the Cosi hotel and brand to traditional hotels would be akin to comparing a modern smartphone to a mobile of the 90s.

According to a statement by the group, the Cosi brand is a re-imagining of what a hotel should be, one aimed at the new generation of constantly connected, blithe, straight to the point travelers. As a result the hotel is an innovative, yet affordable lifestyle hub sitting in the heart of Chaweng Beach, amidst its shopping, social, entertainment and eating scene, with the idea of the hotel’s design being to make it feel like a stay at a posh friend’s stylish house.

General Manager and Cosi Brand Corporate Director of Operations Harry Thaliwal says that Cosi brand is the re-imagining of what a modern hotel should be, and how it should operate. The hotel, notably, has no lobby counter or queues for check-in, only digital self-service stations for guests. For those on the go, check-in can also be done on their smartphones,  which can also book rooms, connect to the hotel rooms in order to play videos on each room’s 43-inch SmartTV screen. The hotel also provides complimentary Wi-Fi.

The hotel has a hub, a 24/7 playspace, where guests can watch TV, and enjoy meals with friends.

In addition to the aforementioned TV, each of the 150 rooms in the CosiSamui hotel feature comfortable beds, either twin- or king-sized, fully-furnished kitchen with digital safes and fridges, stylish bathrooms with showers, and 5 USB ports for devices without the need for converters. Additional accommodations in the hotel include an 18m rooftop pool, and a 24/7 laundromat.

The new hotel is located a mere 15 minutes from Samui’s airport, and is also just down the street from Central Festival, KohSamui’s main shopping centre.

Indications Of The Metal Buying Trend Of South Korea

If we are to look at the past 18 months, one can find some hint regarding the future of metal through the buying strategy made by South Korea. This also indicates the price outlook of several metals in the industry including zinc carbonate.

According to the Public Procurement Service’s administrator, Park Chun-sup, the country has been in the frontline when it comes to raising their foreign purchases of commodity in an attempt to fill their strategic reserve. They started stocking up since the last six months of 2016. The agency added that they are now planning to cut their stockpiles especially with base metals. Last year, the days of demand were at 62.2 and this year it will only be 53 day. For next year, the days of demand will be reduced further to 50.

Park Chun-sup said that inventories for next year are going to be reduced to more than 200,000 metric tons in the case of rare and industrial metals. In 2017, they were able to purchase 250,000 metric tons.

Park explained in an interview conducted in Seoul that they decided to buy a lot of stocks starting on the last six months of 2016 until last year because they are preparing for the prices which is expected to go up. Now the country has more than the amount they originally estimated. The main agenda of the agency is to distribute the supplies to local firms for 2018 instead of adding more to their stockpile.

He believes that the bull market will still include metals for 2018 but the gains will not be as noticeable as last year.

Looking at the six contracts by the LMEX Index, industrial metals have increase to over 25 per cent starting at the beginning of June and it has now reached its highest value recorded for the past five years. This is partly because of the international growth bouncing back and the limited supplies.

The agency is planning to reduce buying base metals such as zinc carbonate because it can be produced locally. Their aim now is to import more lithium carbonate which is not easy for the service to purchase because it belongs in the market of the sellers.