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  • The New Kid in Town: With Eagles’ Glenn Frey already gone, his son Deacon steps in and soars

    08/02/2017 6:25:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/01/2017 | Deroy Murdock
    An unspoken mystery lingered beneath the parting clouds as Eagles took the stage on Saturday evening at Citi Field in Queens: How would the legendary band address the absence of its co-founder and co-leader Glenn Frey, who yielded to multiple illnesses in January 2016 at age 67? After the band opened with a crisp and lovely rendition of “Seven Bridges Road,” Joe Walsh answered that question as beautifully as possible: “Please give a warm Eagles-family welcome to Deacon Frey.” As his name in bright, red letters suddenly zoomed onto a giant screen above the stage, the spotlight hit Frey’s...
  • The Eagles Turn Classic West Into A Powerful Memorial For Glenn Frey

    07/16/2017 12:00:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 16, 2017 | Steve Baltin
    When the Classic West and East, two two-day concerts in Los Angeles and New York headlined by the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac, were announced earlier this year, comparisons to last year’s wildly successful Desert Trip were immediate and inevitable. Like that once in a lifetime bill bringing together six iconic acts of one era, Classic West and East featured six bands from one era, in this case the ‘70s, joining together for a special bill. That is really where the comparisons end though. Unlike Desert Trip, which was much more about the event, night one of Classic West, held at...
  • Eagles Sue Hotel California

    05/02/2017 10:28:30 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 30 replies
    Yahoo.com via Reuters ^ | 5/2/17 | By Jonathan Stempel
    The Eagles have filed a lawsuit accusing the owners of a Mexico hotel of using the name "Hotel California," arguably the band's most famous song, without permission. In a complaint filed late Monday, the Eagles said owners of the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur "actively encourage" guests to believe the hotel is associated with the band, in order to sell t-shirts and other merchandise, and make guests feel welcome. This allegedly included piping "Hotel California" and other Eagles songs through the hotel sound system, and selling t-shirts in that refer to the hotel as "legendary," resulting in...
  • French Police Are Training Eagles to Fight ISIS Drones, Terrorist Attacks

    02/20/2017 4:18:18 PM PST · by BBell · 33 replies
    In its fight to prevent future terrorist attacks on its soil, France has found an unlikely ally: the royal eagle. The French Air Force is currently training birds of prey to take down remote-controlled objects following reports that ISIS recruits are weaponizing consumer markets drones to carry out attacks against enemy fighters. The air force first acquired four royal eagles eggs last spring and began training them in a base in south west France after they reached adult size. The birds were placed on top of drones when they were still in their eggshells and kept there during the early...
  • Hatch Watch! Nation Transfixed by Two Bald Eagle Eggs on Live Cam

    12/30/2016 11:56:46 AM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NBC news ^ | December 30, 2016
    Pip, pip, hooray! The first of two baby American bald eagles has begun to hatch in Fort Meyers, Florida, delighting millions of people who have tuned in to watch the eaglets emerge. The build up to the hatching is being live-streamed 24/7 by the Southwest Florida Eagle Camera, offering a close-up look at the lives of female bald eagle Harriet and her mate, M15. On Thursday afternoon, viewers caught a glimpse of the beginning of the hatching process, the first crack in an egg's shell. The first break in the shell is called a pip, according to the National Eagle...
  • Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

    12/14/2016 11:51:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 129 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12//14/16 | Matthew Daly - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of...
  • NFL players blast Kaepernick's decision to sit during national anthem

    08/29/2016 9:59:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | FoxNews.com
    <p>Former teammate Alex Boone isn't taking any more hits for embattled San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.</p> <p>The offensive guard suited up for five seasons alongside Kaepernick, blocking as defenders tried to get Kaepernick off his feet. Now, Kaepernick is voluntarily taking a seat, choosing to sit during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner to protest perceived racial injustice. It may be a good thing that Boone, now with the Minnesota Vikings, is no longer wearing the same jersey as Kaepernick.</p>
  • Video: Eagles in Training to Take Out Drones

    08/09/2016 6:14:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 8/8/16
    Whether you are a fan of drones or not, one fact remains the same: the drone is here to stay. Considering the many positive things for which they can be used, it makes sense to welcome such possibilities. However, with pluses come minuses, and not every drone operator is going to have good intentions at heart. Due to the small percentage of people who enjoy behaving badly, it has become necessary to have plans in place to quickly and efficiently resolve drone-related issues. Although there are a few options for grounding a rogue drone, the Dutch National Police are taking...
  • New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms

    05/05/2016 3:25:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-4-16
    The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could only be killed if companies take steps to minimize the losses, for instance, by retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said the proposal will "provide a...
  • New administration rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms

    05/04/2016 10:55:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2016 | AP
    thousands of eagle deaths at wind farms Published May 04, 2016 Associated Press Facebook45 Twitter59 livefyre Email Print This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) This file photo shows a Colorado wind farm. (AP) The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could...
  • Eagles eating cat upsets nest viewers

    04/29/2016 8:09:22 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 86 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4/29/16 | John Hayes
    It was inevitable, from the moment video cameras went up over Pittsburgh area bald eagle nests, that viewers would eventually see something disturbing. On Tuesday, eagles at the nest site in the Hays neighborhood brought a young cat into the nest to feed their two eaglets. "After reviewing the footage, we believe the cat was dead when it was brought to the nest," said Rachel Handel, spokeswoman for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. "We don't know if it was a pet or feral. It's impossible to know if the cat was killed by the eagle or was a roadkill,...
  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Browns trading No. 2 pick to Eagles for five picks

    04/20/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years. The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder.
  • Conowingo Dam Bald Eagles

    04/01/2016 3:53:40 PM PDT · by XEHRpa · 16 replies
    Vimeo user-posted video ^ | January 2016 | Mike Lemery
    Share This film was a Finalist for the Nat Geo Wild to Inspire competition and screened at The Sun Valley Film Fest. One of four finalists of 350 entries. For more info email Mikelemery@yahoo.com or go to mikelemery.com “Conowingo Dam Bald Eagles” shows the resurgence of the bald eagle population at the Conowingo Dam in Maryland, where hundreds of bald eagles fiercely fight for the stunned fish that make it through the dam’s turbines.
  • How to suggest names for two baby bald eagles at National Arboretum

    03/29/2016 7:38:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth
    Under a social media campaign dubbed “Name the Nestlings,” the public is invited to submit names via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Two final names will be selected by officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wildlife experts and other groups. An announcement of the names will be made April 26 at a public event at the arboretum. To participate in the naming contest, people are encouraged to use the hashtags #dceaglecam and #namethenestlings and suggest two names for the eaglets that were born earlier this month.
  • Kevin Turner, 1969-2016: Former Alabama, NFL fullback known for toughness, versatility

    03/24/2016 2:27:10 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    AL.com (Alabama) ^ | 03/24/2016 | Creg Stephenson
    Former Alabama and NFL fullback Kevin Turner, who died Thursday after a long battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS, is perhaps best remembered his toughness and versatility as a player and later his perseverance in fighting a deadly illness. Turner, who was 46, played fullback at Alabama from 1988-91. He then spent eight seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, retiring after the 1999 season.
  • Wife of Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner is shot dead at their Los Angeles home(wth!)

    03/07/2016 8:41:23 AM PST · by rktman · 140 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/7/2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The wife of Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner has been shot dead at the couple's Los Angeles home amid reports of domestic abuse. Lana Rae Meisner, 63, was shot in the head and died on Sunday night at the Studio City home she shared with bassist husband Randy, 69, police said. The pair had been married for 20 years. Around an hour and a half before Randy called police to report his wife had been killed, Lana called 911 herself to report domestic abuse, according to TMZ. Despite couple's history, police have ruled the shooting an accident.
  • Both Berry College Eagles (Rome, GA) have hatched

    02/15/2016 12:13:16 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 22 replies
    Berry College eagleCam ^ | 02.15.2016 | moi
    I have been observing this eagle couple since they were first noted in 2012. Berry College has a great set of live cams for observation. Both eaglets hatched today. Wonderful distraction!
  • Hunting Deer with Eagles

    02/04/2016 7:53:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/4/2016 | E Nestor
    Yes, hunting deer with eagles is a real thing in Hungary. Indeed they do, and the eagles are the perfect tool for the job. The apex bird of prey anywhere just has to be the eagle. With massive power and large sharp talons, this magnificent bird of prey has all the tools it needs to down big game. These hunters in Hungary have teamed up with eagles to pursue deer. With amazing gracefulness, the eagles descent upon their prey and make the kill. Human partners move in quick to make sure the eagles are safe. Then the eagles get the...
  • Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones

    02/01/2016 10:32:52 AM PST · by Reeses · 17 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | Feb 1 2016 | Evan Ackerman
    No matter how many regulations are put in place, drones are cheap enough now that frequent misuse is becoming the norm. There's no good way of dealing with a dangerous drone: you can jam its radios to force it to autoland, or maybe try using an even bigger drone to capture it inside a giant net. In either of these cases, however, you run the risk of having the drone go completely out of control, which is even more dangerous. Or, you can be like the Dutch National Police, and train eagles to take down drones for you.