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 Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe November 27, 2012  
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Industry News

Latest anti-terrorist vehicle blocking products to feature at IFSEC Arabia exhibition - Avon Barrier Company
Securitypark.com - Nov 26, 2012
Following one of the Middle East’s largest contracts for anti-terrorist products, Avon Barrier Company is exhibiting crash-tested road blockers, gates and bollards plus details of their new ATEX barrier....
Gallagher Briefs On The Critical Part Of Perimeter Protection At Transport Security Expo
SourceSecurity.com - Nov 19, 2012
Traditionally, perimeter protection has been used simply to deter would-be intruders from gaining unauthorized entrance to a premise. ...

Decking Industry News

Consumers Challenge PVC Deck Cos. Over Durability Claims
law360.com (subscription) - Nov 26, 2012
The makers of AZEK cellular PVC decks were hit with a consumer class action Wednesday in New York contending they falsely advertise the durability of their low maintenance alternative decking, which allegedly cracks, rots and discolors after minimal use. ...

Fence Contractors in the News

Dudley fence builder dies after wasp sting
Dudley News  - Nov 27, 2012
A 41-YEAR-old fence builder died after being stung by a wasp an inquest has heard. Raymond Ross, of Mayfield Road, Dudley died in Russells Hall Hospital on June 10 after being stung by the insect at his home.......

Local Government Issues

Tarpon commission approves fence at Cycadia Cemetery to block vandals
Tampa Bay Times  - Nov 24, 2012
TARPON SPRINGS — About six months ago, someone jumped the 2-foot-high wall surrounding Cycadia Cemetery and knocked over two cross headstones......
Rancho Cordova, California May Allow Electric Fences with 7000 Volts
opposingviews.com - Nov 24, 2012
The Rancho Cordova, California City Council voted on Monday to write up an ordinance which would allow businesses to put up electric security fences that can carry 7000 volts (video below).....
Man Cited for Erecting Fence, Gate on Street
The Missourian - Nov 22, 2012
The city of Washington has been issuing municipal court summonses to a resident who allegedly erected a fence and gate across city right of way several weeks ago....
Fence dispute rages between Valley residents and Qld Govt
Gympie Times - Nov 21, 2012
AS THE old saying goes, good fences make good neighbours but Garry Dan said the State Government wasn't being very neighbourly to Mary Valley landowners....

Community Issues

Fairview Cemetery fence completion 'very personal' for commissioner
New Britain Herald - Nov 27, 2012
NEW BRITAIN — As she watched a symbolic ceremony Monday morning in which Mayor Timothy O’Brien linked the last part of the Fairview Cemetery fence, Geraldine Tucker was thinking of her family and th.....
Fury as anti-vandal fence is vandalised
Wigan Today - Nov 22, 2012
HE was famously knocked down trying to prevent trial bike tyres ripping up the turf. The bruising experience left him determined to seal off the park from motorbike-borne hooligans so that youngsters could play in safety.....
Controversial high fence gets the go ahead in Bishop Auckland
The Northern Echo - Nov 22, 2012
A CONTROVERSIAL fence has been granted retrospective planning permission, despite being labelled a symbol of “injustice, anxiety and fear” by nearby residents and councillors....
Kau Fencing Project Would Limit Hunting
Hawaii Tribune-Herald - Nov 21, 2012
The plaintiffs say the $10.4 million fencing project, intended to protect native plant species and the watershed, will lead to the loss of hunting grounds, an impact they believe should trigger the study....

DIY - Consumers

Tips and tactics to prevent deer damage to your garden and landscape
Fond du Lac Reporter  - Nov 24, 2012
Chances are, even if you garden within city and village boundaries, you have experienced the joys of watching whitetail deer visit your property.....
Wood you spot the meerkats? Faces of three beady-eyed inquisitive creatures found in fence panel
Daily Mail - Nov 22, 2012
Stunned Pamela Warriner, 75, had to ‘compare the meerkat’ when she saw the faces of three of the weasel-like animals engrained in her new garden fence....

Fencing and Airports

Atlanta airport investigating perimeter fence incident
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  - Nov 26, 2012
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is investigating an incident captured on video that appears to show a person outside the airport’s perimeter fence throwing a bag to someone inside the fence....

Fencing and Railroads

BRITISH RAIL WANTS SECURITY FENCES AT WAVERLEY VIADUCT FOR THREE MORE YEARS
Times and Star  - Nov 27, 2012
British Rail wants ‘temporary’ security fences that keep people off Carlisle’s Waverley Viaduct to stay in place for another three years....

Fences and Neighbors

Fences make irate Massena neighbor
Watertown Daily Times  - Nov 26, 2012
MASSENA — The chief of the Massena Volunteer Fire Department is calling on the village Board of Trustees to take steps to resolve a simmering dispute between the volunteer firefighters and a neighboring property owner.....
Luciano: Fence couldn't mend this Peoria feud
Peoria Journal Star  - Nov 24, 2012
Good fences make good neighbors? Perhaps, although "good" might mean something different depending on what side of the fence you live.....

Fortress

Fences and Animals - Wildlife

Devil-proof fence plan floated
Tasmania Mercury  - Nov 27, 2012
VAN Diemen's Land Company is looking to build a devil-proof fence around its massive Woolnorth property to protect one of the last pockets of healthy Tasmanian devils in the state.....
Electric fence to be lengthened by a further 1,000 km
Ceylon Daily News  - Nov 22, 2012
The Wildlife Department is to add another 1,000 km to the electric fence built to contain elephant encroachments on human habitats to further minimise the human - elephant conflict, ....
Elders angered by dingo fence being put up at K'Gari
Fraser Coast Chronicle  - Nov 24, 2012
CONTROVERSIAL fencing to keep dingoes out of Fraser Island's K'Gari campground has angered Butchulla elders. Work on the $250,000 project has begun with expectations it will be completed by the Christmas holidays.....

International Borders

Govt to send expert team to work out plan on border fencing
Zeenews.India  - Nov 24, 2012
New Delhi: Taking another step towards permanent fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, government will send an expert team of engineers from Army and civilian organisations next month to work out a plan for erecting a barrier that can withstand even heavy snowfall....
Border fencing in Mizoram discussed by CM
business-standard  - Nov 21, 2012
Problems faced by people living along the Mizoram-Bangladesh border arising out of border fencing were discussed by state Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla and Secretary for Border Management to Union Home Ministry A K Mangotra today.....

Weird News

Highway built around house after couple refuse to move
Canoe.ca - Nov 23, 2012
A Chinese couple has refused to move from their house to make way for a new road, so the government built the road around them, leaving their home literally in the middle of the stree....

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