Tick control

first_imgOne of the worse summertime jobs is cutting grass, but we do it so our kids have a safe and fun place to play. Ticks prefer tall vegetation, like uncut grass. When they feel movement and sense the presence of an animal, they drop off the grass and onto their host. Keeping your lawn short is a good way to reduce habitat for ticks. Another good way to reduce your chance of becoming a tick’s meal is to prevent access to your skin. Even though it is hot, wear pants when you are going to be in the woods or in or other prime, tick real estate. Tape or tuck in pant legs inside your boots so the ticks have no easy way of getting on you. You can also use bug repellents to help stave off ticks. Spray areas that are especially attractive to ticks like your ankle and beltline. Speaking of using repellents, make sure that your pets are covered with flea and tick control chemicals. These chemicals are safe for your pets and family, and provide excellent control. Make it a habit to look for ticks on your body and your children. If you do end up with a tick, take a pair of tweezers and remove it by the head. Then wash the bite with soap and water and write down on a calendar when you received the tick bite. This may help your doctor diagnose a disease if you become sick. Also do not forget your pets. Simply run your hands through their coats, feel for the ticks and remove them. For more information on controlling ticks, search the UGA Extension publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications/ or call your local agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. Ticks make most people squeamish.No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food. Luckily, there are things you can do to help reduce you and your pets’ chances of having a close encounter with a tick. In many cases all you have to do is think about what an insect, or in a tick’s case an arachnid, needs to survive. All need food, water and shelter. Take away one or more of these requirements and you will solve your problem. center_img Most tick control measures don’t involve picking up a sprayer and spraying insecticide. Spraying should be used as just one part of a control program. As a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, I recommend chemical applications to people all the time, but sometimes it’s worth taking a step back and figuring out why you are having a problem with pests. last_img read more

Jamie Redknapp highlights the major tactical mistake Maurizio Sarri made against Manchester City

first_imgRedknapp believes Kante should have taken up a deeper position (Picture: Getty)‘It wasn’t that Chelsea gave up at the Etihad or stopped running for their manager. They were simply too predictable.‘Every time Chelsea made a mistake, City were lying in wait to punish them.‘There is no variation to Sarri’s tactics. In a game like this, why wasn’t N’Golo Kante asked to play deeper and give Jorginho some support?’ Jorginho was left horribly exposed as Chelsea were thumped by Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Jamie Redknapp believes Maurizio Sarri could have avoided the embarrassment of Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat to Manchester City by starting N’Golo Kante in a deeper position at the Etihad.Chelsea were outclassed by City as Sergio Aguero scored his second hat-trick in three games for Pep Guardiola’s champions. Raheem Sterling (2) and Ilkuy Gundogan also netted on a disastrous afternoon for Sarri’s side.The result meant Arsenal leapfrogged Chelsea to go fifth in the Premier League table and Sarri is under enormous pressure just six months into his reign at the club.Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Redknapp has urged Sarri to be more flexible with his tactics and criticised the Italian for leaving Jorginho so exposed in the centre of the pitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘As he disappeared down the tunnel, Maurizio Sarri had the look of a beaten man,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail.‘Even against a team of Manchester City’s might, Chelsea do not lose 6-0. They do not lose 4-0 to Bournemouth, either, or 2-0 to an Arsenal team beset by defensive issues. Sarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashingTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:36FullscreenSarri says he’s ‘at risk’ of losing his job, after City thrashinghttps://metro.co.uk/video/sarri-says-hes-risk-losing-job-city-thrashing-1860108/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Anthony Martial can be the new Cristiano Ronaldo, says Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Redknapp thinks Sarri will be given more time at Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Redknapp insists Sarri can have no complaints if Chelsea decide to bring his tenure to an end.‘The Chelsea hierachy hired Sarri because of his style of play but they must be growing increasingly frustrated by his lack of flexibility,’ he added.‘They will quickly have to decide whether they back Sarri and give him time to implement his philosophy or to say that enough is enough.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘If they do make a change, though, who do they bring in? Do Chelsea look at Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and give the job to Gianfranco Zola until the end of the season?‘I still believe that Sarri deserves another chance but if this defeat is the final straw, he can have no complaints.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Feb 2019 10:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link983Shares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Jamie Redknapp highlights the major tactical mistake Maurizio Sarri made against Manchester Citylast_img read more

Duterte signs law expanding protection of journalists’ sources

first_img “It is an omission that must be filled, an anomaly that must be corrected. The journalists envisioned by the Sotto Law cannot be confined to print practitioners,” Del Mar said. Under the law, divulging a journalist’s source shall only be required should the court, House of Representatives, or the Senate or any of the committees of congress find that such revelation is important for the security of the state. “Any publisher, owner, or duly recognized o accredited journalist, columnist, manager, media practitioner involved in the writing, editing, production and dissemination of news for mass circulation of any print, broadcast, wire service organization, or electronic mass media, including cable television and its variants can only reveal the source of his/her information if the court or the House of Representatives or the Senate or any committee of Congress finds that such revelation is demanded by the security of the State,” stated under the provision of the law. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that allows the broadcast and online media not to reveal sources of their stories, just like the journalists. Rep. Raul del Mar, who authored the House’s version, said that an amendment to the existing law is needed as it does not mention anything about journalists from broadcast stations, news or wire agencies and internet newspapers, magazines and other publications. Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 11458, or the act expanding the coverage of exemptions from revealing the source of published news or information obtained in confidence by including journalists from broadcast, and news agencies, more known as the “Sotto law.” “When Republic Act 53 was enacted, electronic journalism was almost non-existent, while the internet was not even a dream,” he added./PNlast_img read more