Queen’s Brian May Urges Fans to Support Vegan Businesses

Queen lead guitarist and songwriter Brian May wants fans to support vegan businesses.

The 71-year-old musician took to Instagram last week to thank Yatay, an Italian luxury vegan shoe brand that uses sustainable materials, for his new footwear.

“I was getting fed up with trying to explain why an animal campaigner would be wearing skins of animals on his feet,” May wrote. “I reasoned with myself that I needed to go with tradition – stick with what had been my habit ever since Live Aid. Nike and Adidas were part of my make-up. Right ? But … really there was no explanation.”

May revealed that he had his own bias — that vegan shoes were uncomfortable. The songwriter added that he wore the Yatay shoes during the opening act at this year’s Oscars and will wear them for this summer’s tour with Adam Lambert.

The shoes appear to be Yatay’s new Neven style in black, a unisex sneaker made from recycled raw materials, recycled polyester, and bio-based polyurethane. The laces are made from Italian hemp.

Brian May the Activist

May hasn’t spoken to his diet, but urged fans to take steps to make a positive impact on the planet.

“Remember,” May added, “You don’t have to be a Vegan to eat vegan food. Or buy vegan stuff. But every time you invest in vegan merchandise you invest in the health of the planet and the animals that live on it, including ourselves. And you don’t have to make any more excuses !!”

The musician and astrophysicist has campaigned against multiple animal rights causes. In 2010, he co-founded Save Me, a nonprofit organization that calls for an end to badger culls and fox hunting, with award-winning activist and Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue founder Anne Brummer.

“I’ve always felt that we as a race, as a species, treat other animals appallingly badly,” May told Stephen Sackur on the BBC TV program “HARDtalk” in 2010.

“And unfortunately, the more your eyes are opened, the worse it gets,” he continued, adding that former Prime Minister David Cameron’s intention to bring back fox hunting compelled him to become an activist.

May even urged fans not to vote Conservative over the issue. He explained that he believes as a celebrity, it’s important for him to raise his voice regarding issues he cares about.

“I think the way our species interacts with the other creatures on this planet is vitally important not only to our future, but the future of the planet,” May said.

When pushed on the issue of talking about hunting and badger culls, he elaborated: “I don’t see why we can’t direct ourselves toward being good to people and to animals. Why is that too much to ask? Why should we think that we are the only creatures that matter in this world?”  

The musician added that he hopes people will remember for his animal welfare activism.

May became a supporter of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn in June 2017 because of his animal-friendly policies.

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Restaurant closures in San Bernardino County, April 12-18 – San Bernardino Sun

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities closed by health inspectors in San Bernardino County between April 12 and 18, 2019, according to the county’s Department of Public Health. If no reopening date is mentioned, the department had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

Thai Siam Restaurant, 11691 Bartlett Ave. Suite 2, Adelanto

  • Closure date: April 17
  • Grade: 84/B
  • Reason for closure: Cockroach and fly infestation. The inspector visited in response to a complaint that someone found a baby roach in their food. The inspector saw one live roach and several dead ones. There were flies throughout the facility, including on food, and the inspector saw the restaurant operator swatting flies on a cutting board where raw chicken was being cut (the affected food was thrown away). There was a cat inside the facility, as well as several rodent droppings. Among the other violations, a container of rice noodles in water was sitting on the floor, and several pots and pans were stored on the floor as well. And there were clothes soaking in a bowl under a sink.

Meat and deli departments at Mercado Don Juan #2, 2199 Darby St., San Bernardino

  • Closure date: April 12
  • Grade: The meat department, deli and prepackaged market, which are permitted separately, all received A grades
  • Reason for closure: Sewage overflow. Grayish-black wastewater was flowing out of a floor sink onto the kitchen floor. The meat and deli departments were closed but the prepackaged market was not.
  • Reopening date: Later that day after the plumbing was fixed and floors were cleaned.

Non-closure inspections of note

Here are facilities that weren’t closed but had other significant issues in their inspections.

Pirate Cove, at 100 Park Moabi Road in Needles, was visited April 18 for a complaint investigation and routine inspection. A party of eight ate there April 11 and three of them, who all had the same kind of hamburger, reported getting sick afterward. The inspection resulted in a grade of 85/B with two critical violations. Several employees weren’t washing hands when they should have, and some cheese and other burger toppings were not being held at a safe temperature.

Brunswick Upland Bowl, at 451 W. Foothill Blvd. in Upland, was inspected April 17 and received a grade of 89/B. There were no critical violations, but among the lesser violations, the inspector noted pink slime inside an ice machine; an excessive amount of fruit flies; two refrigerators with water pooling inside causing “slime mold growth”; and heavy dirt and grime on multiple surfaces throughout the facility.

A & S Service Station, at 4910 Holt Blvd. in Montclair, was inspected April 16 and received a grade of 83/B with three critical violations: An employee didn’t wash hands, a refrigerator wasn’t keeping food cold enough (and lacked a thermometer inside) and there was “a black mold like substance” inside the soda nozzles.

Puglia Italian Restaurant, at 26848 Highway 189 in Blue Jay, was inspected April 12 and received a grade of 85/B with two critical violations. The dishwasher wasn’t dispensing sanitizer, requiring repair; and there were multiple pans of cooked food that had been sitting on top of the refrigerator for three hours and were at an unsafe temperature. On April 16, the inspector went back because of a complaint that the B grade card wasn’t being displayed as required; it had been moved to a different spot on the window where it was obscured by a patio chair.

Marisco Mexico Lindo, at 239 W Francis St. in Ontario, was inspected April 11 and received a grade of 82/B with two critical violations. The inspector saw cooks not washing their hands properly, including one who didn’t wash between handing raw meat and ready-to-serve vegetables. And knives were being stored in a dirty gap between equipment. In a lesser violation, there were several live and dead cockroaches on glue traps set out by an exterminator; a follow-up in one week was planned to ensure the roaches were eliminated.

Updates from past weeks

Juice It Up, at 14329 Bear Valley Road Suite 4 in Victorville, which was closed April 8 because there was no working restroom, was verbally permitted to reopen April 9, followed by an inspection April 12 to ensure the restroom had been fixed.

Taqueria Mexico, at 8127 Mulberry Ave. Suite 103 in Fontana, which was closed March 27 because of a cockroach infestation, was permitted to reopen April 16 after multiple treatments from a pest-control service.

About this list

The county routinely inspects and grades all facilities that handle open, non-prepackaged food. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior” in food-handling and sanitation practices, a B grade (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires another inspection. A facility will be temporarily closed if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that can’t be corrected immediately.

This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants are reopened will be included in next week’s list. For more information on inspections of these or any restaurants in San Bernardino County, visit www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/FacilityList/food. To file a health complaint, go to www.sbcounty.gov/dph/ehsportal/StaticComplaint or call 800-442-2283.

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Fortnite, chocolate among treats kids give up for Lent

For students at the province’s only Ukrainian bilingual school, Easter is a big deal – bigger than most other holidays and certainly more involved, with preparations starting forty days prior.

Cultural traditions are of upmost importance for staff and students at Bishop Filevich in Saskatoon.

“We’re very fortunate to have the bilingual program here with the Byzantine faith that’s practiced. We try to focus on that because we know that the commercial aspects are important for everybody, each to their own, but we try to focus on that religious aspect,” Grade 8 teacher Stacia Horbay Ugalde tells CTV News.

Grade 2 student Eli Olenick’s class is preparing Easter songs about the items that go into an Easter basket. Those baskets will be blessed before eating this weekend. The song talks about paska and babka, Easter bread, cheese, butter and sausage.

Most Ukrainians typically fast in some way for the 40-day Lenten season and that’s the case for students who are encouraged to give something up for Lent, which symbolizes the sacrifice that Jesus made in dying on the Cross.

Many kids abstain from snacks like chocolate while some restrict their popular activities, Ugalde said.

“A big thing for kids especially around this age is that Fortnite or video games, computer, tablet time is a big thing that parents do encourage their children to give up.”

Each class at Bishop Filevich makes traditional Easter bread or paska, the tops adorned with special designs that represent Easter themes. Parents and grandparents come out to help bake the bread once the students have created their designs.

The 170 students also get a crack at designing Ukrainian Easter Eggs or Pysanky. Almost all grades use raw eggs. They heat up beeswax with a candle and apply it to the eggs using carefully thought out religious or cultural designs. The process is repeated and eggs are dipped into various dyes. To complete the egg, the wax is melted off and the egg shined up.

About half of the students at the school are new Canadians while the other half are Canadian-born.

Tender coconut, raw mango chutney… how docs in fray beat the heat

At a time when candidates and party workers involved in electioneering are braving blistering summer across India, and temperature even crossing 40 degrees Celsius here in some districts of Bengal, DNA spoke to five doctors who are in the fray, representing different political parties for some expert tips and sharing their secrets of beating the heat as they spend most of the day outdoors.

“I wash my face with cold water at regular intervals, drink plenty of water and lots of green (tender) coconut,” says Dr Manas Bhunia, TMC candidate from Midnapore, adding for him “campaigning in the heat is nothing new”.

Asked about his diet plans to beat the heat, the 67-year-old medical practitioner told DNA that he goes for a light meal. “I have a flatbread in the morning, vegetable soup and salad. I also drink black tea at regular intervals,” he added.

Another sitting MP and TMC candidate from Barasat is Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar. This 59-year-old is seen matching footsteps with party workers with élan. “When work demands us to do things not so healthy, there are also techniques by which you can fight back, like using sunglasses/umbrella, avoiding direct sun and replenishing your fluid loss from body. That is what I’m doing,” she told DNA.

Dastidar said she carried water and puffed rice, and her meals comprise rice and light fish curry. “One essential element in my meals pack is raw mango chutney,” she said adding it helps beat the heat. “There is no restriction on non-veg, but I am too old for spicy food,” she quipped.

Dr Subhas Sarkar, who had been the BJP candidate from Bankura in 2014 too, said during that time he was used to carrying Nakul dana (flour-sugar balls) and water with him during campaign. “I’ve used it plenty last time…avoiding it because of the way TMC strongman in Birbhum Anubrata Mondal politicised it.”

This time he has stuck to water and ‘batasha’ (hollow sugar cake) and salt. “Residents feed me while on campaign. I eat simple homemade food comprising lentil, rice and a slice of lime. For these days I am trying to have vegetarian dishes which are easy to digest. I eat curd if possible. Raw mango chutney is good for health but I don’t intend to tell people to prepare it and cause inconvenience but there are people who give me raw mango sherbet which also helps you keep cool,” Sarkar said.

CPM candidates Dr Rezaul Karim from Birbhum and Dr Fuad Halim from Diamond Harbour believe the body gets acclimatised with the heat.

Raw tuna recalled after several reports of Salmonella, including cases in Washington

Image of tuna sushi from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Four people in Washington have been sickened by a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to frozen, ground raw tuna, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Jensen Tuna issued the recall of the tuna on Monday. It was for individually packaged tuna in one-pound bags. They were sold to stores and restaurants in 20-pound boxes under lot numbers z266, z271, and z272.

The CDC says people who order sushi with raw tuna – including “spicy tuna” – should ask if it is made from Jensen Tuna.

The CDC says if you aren’t sure if the tuna is under the recall, don’t eat it.

Jensen Tuna sent the tuna to distributors in Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington, but officials say the recalled product might have been redistributed to other states.

The four ill people include residents of Grays Harbor (1), King (2) and Spokane (1) counties. All have recovered and none were hospitalized, according to DOH officials.

In January and February, state and local health officials and the Washington State Department of Agriculture gathered information about the illnesses and products eaten. Federal partners used laboratory information to link Washington cases to cases in other states. They also worked to pinpoint the source of the tuna. On April 15, 2019, Jensen Tuna Inc. recalled the product that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.

Though the most recent case in this outbreak happened in January, public health officials in Washington are reminding the public of the risks from eating raw or under cooked fish and shellfish. This includes food containing raw or under cooked seafood such as sushi, sashimi and ceviche. These foods are especially risky for certain groups of people (older adults, children, pregnant women and the immunocompromised).

Symptoms of Salmonella can include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, the infection can be fatal. Infants, young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system are at greatest risk.

Energy Bar Market 2019 Production Growth And Share By Manufacturers Forecast Till 2023 – Industry Reports

Energy Bar Market Size, Share – Growth, Trends, And Forecast (2018 – 2023)”: Is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data (as applicable). The research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its distributor analysis. This Market study provides comprehensive data which enhances the understanding, scope and application of this report.

The Middle East & Africa energy bar market is expected to reach USD 57.5 million by 2023 at a CAGR of 7.3%, during the forecast period 2018-2023.

Major Companies Include are:

General Mills, Inc., Quest Nutrition Llc, The Kellogg Company, Clif Bar & Company, Rise Bar, Amongst Others.

The Middle East & Africa energy bar volume sale surpassed 1.9 million Kg in 2017 with Egypt and UAE the largest market.

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Meet the incredible dogs saving the lives of children who suffer from epilepsy

MEET Pepsi – the dog who is a lifesaver to little Izzy Pyne.

The pair share an amazing bond because the springador — or springer spaniel-Labrador cross — can detect when the two-year-old is going to have a potentially fatal epileptic fit.

 Pepsi can alert Izzy's mum before she has a seizure

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Pepsi can alert Izzy’s mum before she has a seizure

Pepsi then alerts Izzy’s mum Heather 20 minutes in advance, giving her time to call for help, put Izzy in a safe space where she won’t hurt herself and prepare medication.

Heather, 25, told Paws & Claws: “If Izzy has a seizure, she’s in real danger. Pepsi can detect a scent 20 minutes before and she knows she’ll get a treat if she lets us know.

“So now she gets excited and jumps around to alert us. She knows to fetch the rescue medication and even turns on the lights so I can be calm, get oxygen ready and focus on Izzy.”

The little girl was born 16 weeks prematurely, in October 2016, weighing just 1.1lb. At six days old, she stopped breathing, her heart stopped and her stomach was perforated.

 Izzy was a premature baby but complications after she was born left her with brain damage and epilepsy

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Izzy was a premature baby but complications after she was born left her with brain damage and epilepsy

She had emergency surgery, spent a lot of her first six months on a ventilator — and had several more operations.

A bleed on her brain resulted in brain damage and epilepsy. She also has other complex needs, meaning she is unable to walk, crawl or talk.

When Heather, a dog trainer from Nottingham, took Izzy home, Pepsi took a close interest, staying by her cot and watching over her. Heather realised she could train the dog to help her.

Pepsi started by taking Izzy’s socks off, removing her blanket if she got hot and picking up toys.

 Heather says Pepsi is always by Izzy's side

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Heather says Pepsi is always by Izzy’s side

Heather said: “From the moment we put Izzy down in her Moses basket, Pepsi was by her side. Whenever we put her on the floor she would lie down next to her and they had a lovely relationship.”

When Izzy’s seizures became more frequent Heather would panic, having to tend to son Ben, now three, and protect her daughter at the same time.

The attacks would come without warning, but soon Heather realised the dog was picking up when one was about to occur.

 Heather relies on Pepsi for help when Izzy has a seizure, she says: 'She knows to fetch the rescue medication and even turns on the lights so I can be calm'

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Heather relies on Pepsi for help when Izzy has a seizure, she says: ‘She knows to fetch the rescue medication and even turns on the lights so I can be calm’

More than 600,000 people in the UK are affected by seizures, which can take place at any time. Trainers believe dogs detect them through a scent or change in behaviour.

Heather said: “Pepsi can’t make Izzy walk or talk but she improves her quality of life. She helps Izzy to sit up, lying across her legs to support her hips and knees.”

“I don’t know what I’d do without Pepsi.”

Because of the huge benefits Pepsi gave to her family, Heather has now set up the not-for-profit Pawsitive Squad (pawsitivesquad.co.uk).

 Pepsi is a vital component in Heather and Izzy's lives, ensuring the little girl's condition is monitored

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Pepsi is a vital component in Heather and Izzy’s lives, ensuring the little girl’s condition is monitored

She partners with schools and disability groups to put on classes where children can enjoy time with dogs.

Heather said: “Not all families can have a pet, so we have volunteers who come along with their therapy dogs to play games and interact with the children so they can feel more included in the community.”


WELFARE charity Dogs Trust hopes the return of Game Of Thrones will mean fewer wolf lookalike breeds being given to rescue centres.

Fans fell in love with the TV fantasy drama’s direwolves after the saga began in 2011. But since then the charity has seen a huge rise in the number of similar-looking dogs needing homes.

In the year before series one, just 79 Alaskan malamutes, Siberian huskies and akitas were cared for at Dogs Trust compared with 411 last year.

In comparison, the number of other large breeds given up, such as rottweilers and German shepherds, has fallen by 22 per cent.

Dogs Trust’s Adam Clowes said: “With the final series, we hope we see fewer of them coming to us in future.”

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CAVAPOO Molly is 24 weeks old and suffers from an upset stomach.

Salon owner Lynsey Smith, 39, from Southport, Merseyside, said Molly suffers from bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. She is fed raw food and was given a probiotic for seven days – but that did not help.

Sean – head vet at tails.com, who make a unique recipe for every dog – says: “Puppies often have tummy upsets. Being weaned from milk to solid food, going to a new home, having vaccinations and exploring the outside world all mean her immune system and stomach can be delicate.

 Molly has been a little unwell since moving into her new home
Molly has been a little unwell since moving into her new home

“Check she’s up to date with worming. Most puppies arrive with worms and a bloated stomach so need regular treatments from the vet for a few months.

“Raw food can help but doesn’t suit others. There is more bacteria in raw meat, which can be troublesome for a sick puppy compared to a healthy adult. Try a quality dry, cooked puppy food for now, until things settle down.
“If probiotics haven’t worked, bring a stool sample to your vet to test for bacteria or other parasites that are not covered by standard worming treatment.”


NATIONAL Pet Month has just turned 30.

It’s a charity that brings together animal welfare groups, professional bodies, pet businesses, schools, youth groups and pet lovers.

It promotes responsible pet ownership through educational campaigns and encourages fundraising for the nation’s needy animals.

To celebrate #NationalPetMonth you can raise money with a 24-hour themed Tweetathon, a pet service at a church, a take-your-animal-to-work day or a themed fancy dress party.

Chairman Michael Bellingham said: “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our 30th than to see pet lovers having fun and raising money for a pet charity.”

Win a day at dogstival

DOGSTIVAL is described as the best day out a pooch could have – and you could take yours along next month, as we have TEN pairs of day tickets to give away.

The family-friendly festival at Pylewell Park, New Forest, Hants, on May 18 and 19 is hosted by TV’s Chris Packham and sponsored by pet insurance comparison website Go Get It.

It will feature a K9 aqua sports pool, a behaviour stage, canine chillout den, live music, artisan food and drink, a vintage fun fair and a dog-friendly beach!

Find out more at dogstival.co.uk. To enter our competition, email [email protected], putting DOGSTIVAL in the subject line. Winners picked at random. T&Cs apply.

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Mystery E. coli source found, CDC says: Ground beef sickened 109 people in 6 states

The source of an E. coli outbreak in six states is likely ground beef, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

A total of 109 people have become ill from the outbreak; 17 have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported and no cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure associated with E. coli, have resulted from the outbreak.

Cases of E. coli have been reported in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana.

The ill people reported eating ground beef at home and in restaurants but no common supplier, distributor or brand of ground beef has been identified as a source of the outbreak. That investigation is continuing.

“CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid eating ground beef at this time. Consumers at restaurants should handle ground beef safely and cook it thoroughly to avoid foodborne illness,” the agency said.

Symptoms of E. coli, which include stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting that lasts for up to a week, typically appear anywhere from four to seven days after exposure.

CDC tips for handling ground beef:

  • Keep raw meat separate from foods that won’t be cooked before eating.
  • Wash hands with soap and water after touching raw meat and before touching other kitchen items.
  • Thoroughly wash countertops, cutting boards, plates, and utensils with hot, soapy water or a bleach solution after they touch raw meat to avoid contaminating other foods and items in your kitchen.
  • Cooking ground beef:
  • Don’t eat raw or undercooked ground beef.
  • Cook ground beef hamburgers and mixtures such as meatloaf to 160°F internal temperature. Use a food thermometer to make sure the meat has reached a safe internal temperature. You can’t tell whether meat is safely cooked by looking at it.
  • For hamburgers, insert thermometer through the side of the patty until it reaches the middle.
  • Place the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat for foods like meatloaf.
  • For casseroles and for sauces that contain ground beef, such as spaghetti sauce or sloppy joe, check the temperature in several places.
  • After cooking ground beef, refrigerate within 2 hours and use within 3 to 4 days.
  • When ordering at a restaurant, ask that ground beef hamburgers and mixtures be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 160°F.
  • Storing ground beef:
  • Refrigerate or freeze raw ground beef within two hours after purchase.
  • If you refrigerate raw ground beef, use within 1 or 2 days.
  • Store ground beef in a plastic bag on the lowest shelf of your refrigerator.
  • If you break large packages of ground beef into smaller packages for freezing, wash hands with soap and water after touching the meat or its packaging, and before touching other surfaces.
  • Use hot, soapy water to clean the area where you divided the ground beef, including kitchen counters and utensils.
  • Label your packages with the date they were placed in the freezer and where you purchased the ground beef.
  • Thawing ground beef:
  • The best way to safely thaw ground beef is in the refrigerator. Cook or refreeze within 1 or 2 days.

Dublin restaurant receives warning letter from health department

A downtown Dublin favorite is warned to clean up its act. And a brand new East Columbus restaurant gets off to a rough start with the health department.

Teriyaki Express at 1490 East Livingston Avenue just opened a month ago. During that time, it hass had two inspections with 13 critical violations. Some of them are repeat violations, which is why Columbus Public Health placed the business under extra monitoring.

Recent critical violations include:

–      Person in charge day of inspection was unable to calibrate the food thermometer.

–      Inspectors found eggs stored above celery and carrots.

–      Raw shrimp holding at 50 degrees, raw beef 48 and raw chicken 46.

According to Ohio state law, cold foods must be refrigerated at 41 degrees or below.

The Cleveland businessman who owns Teriyaki Express told NBC ’s Tom Sussi that he has addressed the health department’s concerns, and is working hard to get Up To Code.

Now over to the Brazenhead, 56 North High Street in Dublin.

In its last inspection, inspectors uncovered 18 violations including five critical ones.

Violations include:

–      An accumulation of food soil on the slicer blade.

–      Turkey holding at 45 degrees, chicken between 43-45, and both pork and cheese 44.

Because of“repeat uncorrected violations and/or failure to maintain sanitary conditions,” the Franklin County Public Health Department issued the business a Warning Letter.

Both restaurants will soon have follow up inspections.