Indoor Pollen

first_imgAre your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.Many green plants produce pollen at various times of the year, but most pollen is produced in spring. The dusty pollen that we see in the air is not the pollen that plagues allergy sufferers. However, oftentimes when we can see lots of pine pollen floating in the air, pollen counts for problem plants are often high as well.According to data collected by the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Georgia’s pollen season peaks in early to mid-April, recedes in mid-May and resurfaces in mid-August.Blooming trees and flowers kick off pollen season in Georgia, which can last six to eight weeks. During this time, pollen can become an unwelcome houseguest. If you live in the South, it is hard to avoid all pollen, but it’s possible to minimize the amount of pollen in your home. Consider the following tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts.Pollen is an extensive traveler and can settle on many items, so it’s essential to reduce the amount that enters your home. Start by taking off your shoes and using doormats.Take a moment and consider all of the places that your shoes travel and all the “friends” they may have picked up along the way. During allergy season, it’s best to take your shoes off before entering the home and to leave them outside or as close to the entryway as possible. Eighty-five percent of contaminants that originate outdoors can be found within just four steps of your home.This strategy can be applied to clothing as well. If you have been working outside, remove outerwear before entering the home. Then shower, wash your hair and change into clean clothes to reduce the chances of allergens settling.Pets can also bring pollen and other outdoor contaminants inside. Wipe off your pets’ paws with a damp cloth before they enter the home and give them baths regularly. If your dog or pet is anything like mine, they’ll love it!Opening the windows to air out the house after winter is tempting, but it is not a good idea if you suffer from allergies. Keep your windows closed during peak pollen season to keep your home as allergen-free as possible. Rely on air conditioning, and keep windows and doors shut. Replace the air filters in your heating and cooling units every month if you suffer from respiratory conditions.Another way to reduce pollen levels indoors is to do simple household chores often. Clean floors and surfaces on a regular basis with a damp mop and microfiber cloth. Make sure to vacuum rugs, carpet and floors, too.If you continue to struggle with allergies, it may be best to ask a loved one to dust and vacuum during peak allergy season or to wear a mask during chores.Using a HEPA, or high-efficiency particulate air, vacuum that’s specifically designed to help eliminate allergens and dust particles can also help control allergens. If that does not fit into your budget, use a HEPA air filter in your vacuum, if applicable.For more information on home, health, nutrition and food safety, see the free UGA Extension publications available at read more

South African TV shows get Emmy nominations

first_img7 October 2015As Trevor Noah gets comfortable in the chair at The Daily Show this month, there has been more international recognition for South African creative talent with news this week that two local television productions and a hard-hitting documentary have received nominations for the 2015 International Emmy Awards.The reality cooking show MasterChef South Africa, innovative political satire production Puppet Nation ZA and the documentary Miners Shot Down have all been nominated for awards.South Africa is one of only 19 countries earning international recognition in 10 production categories by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.The news of the nominations is a boost for the local film and television industry. The recognition helps to grow the professional reputation of the sector, which does much to create new job opportunities for South African talent, both in front of and behind the cameras.Outside the country, it also positions South Africa as a growing cultural brand in a global context, as per the Chapter 7 outcome of the National Development Plan.The hard-hitting and popular Angolan telenovela Jikulumessu is the other African contender.The winners will be announced on 23 November in New York City.M-Net’s MasterChef South Africa is nominated in the reality/non- scripted category. Produced by Quizzical Pictures and Lucky Bean Media, it is the second time the show has been nominated for an International Emmy; it was also nominated in 2013.Lucky Bean just got it’s second International Emmy Award Nomination for Master Chef South Africa! Halala!…— Lucky Bean (@LuckyBeanMedia) October 6, 2015Watch a clip:Puppet Nation ZA (previously known as ZA News) is the hugely popular political satire show that pokes fun at local and international pop culture and politicians using puppets. Produced by Both Worlds Productions and featuring some of South Africa’s best comedy writers, the show comes off a great run at this year’s South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas), in which it won seven trophies.Watch a clip:The controversial but highly lauded documentary Miners Shot Down about the 2012 Marikana shootings, is nominated for the Best Documentary Award. It was produced by filmmaker Rehad Desai and Uhuru Productions.Desai said he hoped the nomination would help the documentary reach a wider audience, particularly in South Africa. “This is an ongoing story which demands the attention of all South Africans and indeed the world to ensure justice is going to be done,” he told news broadcaster EWN. “It’s just a shame we can’t get it on SABC. Hopefully that will change with the Emmy nomination.”This year’s nominations follow a strong trend of South African talent making an impact in overseas awards, particularly the Emmys.In 2013, Loyisa Gala and Late Nite News were nominated for an International Emmy for comedy. That same year, South African composer Phillip Miller was nominated for best musical score at the Emmys for his soundtrack for the film The Girl.South African Doug Hardy and his visual effects team won a production Emmy for the series Black Sails in 2014. Earlier this year, Debora Patta was nominated for a news Emmy for her work as the Africa correspondent for the American TV network CBS on its show, CBS Evening News.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Fontana di Trevi GC1QC5D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 15, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedTable Mountain Travel Bug® Hotel – GC31WXR – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 17, 2012September 17, 2012In “Community”The Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”I hope you packed your paddle. — Amsterdam Urban 2 – Under the Bridge (GC921) — Geocache of the Week Video EditionNovember 13, 2013In “Community” Share with your Friends:More Cache log near cache locationGeocaching as a tourist doubles the joy of sightseeing. Not only do you see what all other tourists see, but you unlock a hidden a treasure along the way.Fontana di Trevi (GC1QC5D) offers Italian tourists the chance to see the fabled fountain just north of the city center and log a smiley nearby.The cache was hidden by nemrodek in 2009. The difficulty two, terrain one has been found by geocachers visiting Rome from around the world. Fontana di Trevi has been logged more than 2000 times – making it one of the most popular geocaches in all of Italy.The cache page understates the obvious, warning that the “cache is in an extremely muggled area.” Some other advice on the cache page offer geocachers a chance to potentially return to Rome. The cache page reads, “Legend has it you will return to Rome if you throw a coin into the water. You should toss it over your shoulder with your back to the fountain.”One log reads, “Yes – we are in Rome – and we are not only looking at all the fantastic sites and monuments of ancient history… we’re also searching some geocaches… surprisingly easy to get and hide again – though there are quadrillions of people around – but they’re all just staring at the fountain. Good for us. 🙂 ”View of Fountana di TreviContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected]last_img read more

Argentina, Uruguay collide in South America qualifiers

first_imgArgentina’s forwards Lionel Messi (L) and Mauro Icardi talk during a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on August 29, 2017 ahead of their FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Uruguay. / AFP PHOTO / Juan MABROMATALuis Suarez could yet line up against Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi on Thursday as South America’s battle for 2018 World Cup places resumes with Argentina’s trip to Uruguay the pick of the fixtures.With leaders Brazil already locking up their place at next year’s tournament, attention turns to the tussle for the three remaining automatic berths on offer in the marathon 10-team qualifying tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES A 6-0 romp over lowly Singapore provided a further clue that Sampaoli, who favours an aggressive, attacking style, may already have begun to have an influence.Higuain axedSampaoli served notice of his determination to invigorate Argentina’s ranks by axing striker Gonzalo Higuain in favour of Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.Icardi is expected to start at the apex of a front three with Messi and Juventus prodigy Paulo Dybala lurking just behind.Argentina’s path to Russia has been complicated by the Court of Arbtitration for Sport ruling on Tuesday that confirmed a sanction against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player in their September 2016 0-0 draw with Chile.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA later converted that result to a 3-0 win for Chile, a ruling that means Sampaoli’s former team now have a one-point advantage over the fifth-placed Argentines.“Now we have to play catch-up to get to the World Cup,” Sampaoli said Tuesday.Uruguay meanwhile are sweating on the fitness of Barcelona star Suarez.The 30-year-old talisman was initially ruled out of the fixture through injury but has travelled back to his homeland to train with the team.Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez hinted Suarez may yet make a dramatic return on Thursday, declining to rule out the striker.“He has shown signs of recovery that have rather surprised us,” Tabarez said.If Suarez fails to win his fitness battle, Uruguay will once again turn to in-form Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, who is the top scorer in the qualifying competition with nine goals.“It is a very, very difficult match… We will see who has the most guts for it,” said Tabarez.Elsewhere on Thursday, second-placed Colombia will aim to edge closer to qualification with an away victory over already-eliminated Venezuela.Fourth-placed Chile meanwhile host Paraguay in Santiago as they aim to remain ahead of Argentina in the qualifying positions. Colombia are second in the standings on 24 points while Uruguay and Chile occupy the other two automatic spots on 23 points.It means that fifth-placed Argentina have little margin for error as they head to Montevideo’s Estadio Centenario for the latest instalment of their historic rivalry with the Uruguayans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArgentina have spluttered their way through the qualifiers so far, notching only six wins in 14 games, but have shown signs of life under new coach Jorge Sampaoli.Sampaoli, who masterminded Chile’s victory at the 2015 Copa America, took control of the ‘Albiceleste’ in May, and began his reign with a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Brazil in a friendly in June. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Athletes raise millions for Texas flood disaster Read Nextcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brazil will have the luxury of being able to treat their game against Ecuador in Porto Alegre as a training exercise after securing qualification in their last outing, a 3-0 win over Paraguay in March — their eighth consecutive victory.The game may see Brazil coach Tite select Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who has not played for the Premier League team this season amid a transfer saga involving Barcelona. MOST READlast_img read more

The man who inspired Muhammad Ali: Remembering boxing legend ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson

first_img“You have to believe in yourself when no one else will.” – Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson was one of those boxers who achieved the kind of worldwide fame and recognition that was usually reserved for the Heavyweight champions. He was arguably one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of the 20th century with an incredible record which saw him win all 85 of his bouts, 69 by knockouts and 40 didn’t pass the first round.A prodigious child, he took to sports at an early age, dropping out of school to pursue a career in the same when he was in the ninth standard. And rest as they say is history. Match after match, he gave power packed performance within the ring and rose from his amateur status with two titles under his belt.Robinson quickly became a huge fan favourite with his perfectly balanced, yet flamboyant boxing style. He was a perfect example of a complete fighter, with superlative boxing skill, lightning speed of hand, the mobility of a dancer, and a knockout punch in either hand.Robinson was born 96 years ago, on the same date. His legacy and style of fighting inspired one of the greatest boxing legends, Muhammad Ali. (Read: Muhammad Ali passes away at 74: Explore some lesser-known facts about ‘The Greatest’)We bring to you 8 lesser-known facts about the boxing champion:1. Sugar Ray Robinson was born as Walker Smith Jr to Walker Smith Sr. and Leila Hurst at Ailey, Georgia.2. ‘Ray Robinson’ was actually the name of another fighter in an early event that SRR entered. The organizers mistakenly billed him under the wrong name; however, he decided to keep it as his own after winning his fight later that night.advertisement3. Obtaining his AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) membership card, he started off by participating in his first fight in which he was complimented to be as sweet as sugar, which eventually led to his name, Sugar Ray Robinson.4. The nickname ‘Sugar’ came from George Gainford, his future coach, who had described the young boxer as “sweet as sugar”; reporters soon began using the moniker.5. In 1943, he was inducted in the US army. However, his military career did not last long as he was medically unfit and was relieved from his duties 15 months later.6. He ventured into the entertainment industry and tried his luck at show business. He switched to singing and tap dancing but lack of success in his performing career led him to take up boxing yet again.7. In 1967, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.8. Sugar Ray Robinson’s final fight came on November 10, 1965, when he was out-pointed over 10 rounds by Joey Archer. Robinson announced his retirement one month later.Check out some of the best moves of Sugar Ray Robinson:Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more

OSU Falls to No. 1 Florida 5-0

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. After a holding the No. 1 Florida Gators scoreless earlier on Sunday, the Cowgirls ran out of steam to the tune of a 5-0 loss. Florida wins the Gainesville Regional and will host a Super Regional against the winner of the Tuscaloosa Regional.After being held scoreless in the first game of the day, Florida’s Nicole Dewitt opened the game with a two-run homer in the 1st. After runs in the 2nd and the 3rd innings, the Gators built a 4-0 lead through four innings and the Cowgirls were never able to get their bats going — thanks in part to Florida’s ace Delanie Gourney.On the other side, Florida’s early hitting necessitated two pitching changes by the 2nd inning. Shea Coats and Logan Simunek each had their shot before Kenny Gajewski went back to Brandi Needham who pitched seven innings earlier in the day.Oklahoma State ends their season 38-25 and makes postseason play in both of Gajewski’s first two season as head coach.“Going to the postseason consecutive years just means we have a lot of kids bought in,” head coach Kenny Gajewski said. ” That’s the bottom line. They have trust in us. When you have that kind of trust you can do anything. This program is back on track. We’ve still got a long way to go but we’re excited about the future.”last_img read more

100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 25 Madre Harper

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. At number 25 on our countdown, we look at an important part of Oklahoma State’s depth on defense who made an early splash in his very first game.How he got to OSUThe three-star prospect from Lamar High School (Arlington, Texas) has a knack for being early. He ended up with offers from 17 schools including Oklahoma, Stanford, Pittsburgh and Kansas State, but was stuck with his early pledge to Oklahoma State. Harper graduated from high school early and was an early enrollee. That allowed him to take part in last year’s spring game — where he got an early first interception.Madre Harper picks off Kolar’s pass to set up Team Orange with great field position. #okstate— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) April 16, 2016AdChoices广告 What he’s done in StillwaterHarper didn’t stop there. In Oklahoma State’s season opener, Harper saw early playing time on special teams. When Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Javon Tillman muffed the first punt of the season, Harper took full advantage securing the loose ball in the end zone for the Cowboys’ first touchdown of 2016. Harper played in every game but Central Michigan getting most of his burn on special teams.Role in 2017During Oklahoma State’s golf media availability, Glenn Spencer mentioned Harper as one of three young cornerbacks he saw who could make an impact this fall along side Clemson transfer Adrian Baker.“Between the A.J.s (Green), the Madres (Harper) and the Rodarius’ (Williams),” Spencer told PFB “there’s three young guys that have ability. But that doesn’t mean anything unless they perform and execute and play with the right temperament.”Harper’s got the ability and he’s got the frame. Oklahoma State has been focusing on tall, rangy and athletic recruits for their secondary as of late. And at 6-1 and a half, Harper fit the bill. But during his time in Stillwater, he’s gone from a 167 pounds to 190 and looks ready to compete for more than just special team reps this fall.Noteworthy stats and highlightsAfter his flashy start in the season opener — which we will show you below — Harper played in 12 games as a true freshman. He recorded three tackles against Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.last_img read more

A.J. Green, Calvin Bundage Find Their Way Onto Preseason Watch Lists

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. A handful of Cowboys from the offensive side of the ball have already been included on a number of preseason watch lists in Tylan Wallace, Chuba Hubbard and Johnny Wilson. Now a pair of Poke defenders have also joined the festivities of #WatchListSZN.Senior cornerback A.J. Green was included as part of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award watch list which was released on Monday. The award is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame to the best defensive back in college football and is named after famous Oklahoman Jim Thorpe, considered to be the greatest all-around athlete in United States history.Green comes into his final year with 26 consecutive starts under his belt. He earned second-team All-Big 12 honors last season after providing several highlight reel plays and leading OSU with 11 pass breakups.Green joins Texas’ Caden Sterns, TCU’s Jeff Gladney and Iowa State’s Greg Eisworth as included DBs from the Big 12. The winner will be announced on Dec. 12 at The Home Depot College Football Awards.Calvin Bundage is a preseason candidate for the Butkus Award, given to college football’s top linebacker.The enigmatic head hunter was stymied some by injury last season but still finished fourth on the team in tackles, fifth in tackles for loss and record 1.5 sacks in 11 games. He was voted as an All-Big 12 honorable mention by the league’s coaches.Other LBs from the Big 12 listed were Oklahoma’s Kenneth Murray, Texas Tech’s Jordyn Brooks and Baylor’s Clay Johnston. Semifinalists will be named on Nov. 4, before the list is trimmed further when finalists will be announced Nov. 25. The winner will be announced Dec. 10.last_img read more

Jones over ‘cr*p’ FA Cup final outing

first_imgManchester United Jones over ‘cr*p’ FA Cup final outing as he prepares for Hazard reunion Guy Atkinson 19:55 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Phil Jones - cropped Getty Images Manchester United Tunisia Tunisia v England England World Cup England v Belgium Belgium Eden Hazard FA Cup Premier League The Manchester United defender endured a disappointing afternoon against Chelsea at Wembley, but his focus now is on England duty at the World Cup Manchester United defender Phil Jones insists he has put a “cr*p” FA Cup Final performance behind him as he gears up for England’s World Cup campaign.Jones endured a torrid time in United’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in May, giving away a decisive first-half penalty that was dispatched by Eden Hazard.The two could come face-to-face again in the final Group G match between England and Belgium, but Jones is adamant that his display at Wembley has been consigned to history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “The FA Cup Final was cr*p,” he said. “But that’s football. These things happen. You move on. You have to, because I can’t sit on my ar*e and dwell on it for weeks and weeks and weeks. I’d be ready to jump off a bridge if I think like that. It was disappointing.”Can I discard that baggage? Of course, you have to. It happens to every single player, all over the world, every day. Some get highlighted more than others, that’s football.”I’m used to it now and I like to think I’m wise enough and experienced enough to deal with it and get on with it.”He’s [Hazard] sharp, he’s quick, he’s agile. And he’s a difficult player to play against. We’ve got some of them in our squad as well.”I’m not too worried about other players, I’m more worried about what we’ve got. When I look at the squad, the training that we’ve done and the games that we’ve played, I see us doing well.”England’s World Cup campaign kicks off against Tunisia on Monday at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd.last_img read more

England’s World Cup referee controversies

first_imgWorld Cup Hand Of God, Beckham v Simeone and England’s World Cup referee controversies Lewis Oldham Last updated 1 year ago 15:30 6/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lampard England 2010 World Cup Getty World Cup England Harry Kane Argentina Cameroon Spain Ukraine Tunisia Germany Portugal European Championship Goal takes a look at the refereeing controversies that have plagued the Three Lions throughout the history of major tournamentslast_img read more