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Indoor invaders

first_img“They can release yellow hemolymph, which is reflexive bleeding from their joints,” she said. “It’s a defensive response for you that can result in orange stains on your walls and furniture.” Each winter, more and more Asian lady beetles, often called ladybugs, travel into homes seeking shelter from the cold. They may be beneficial in the garden, but they aren’t typically welcome indoors. If you do resort to physical removal, Braman urges you to be careful. Lady beetles do have a defense mechanism. “During this temperature transition stage, they’re just looking for a place to stay for the winter,” she said. “We’ve never radio-collared them to be sure, but chances are, the ones you sweep out aren’t going to come back in.” Braman’s work focuses on integrated pest management. This pest-control method encourages the use of beneficial insects such as lady beetles. “Homeowners should actually show these lady beetles some gratitude,” said Vicki Owen, a UGA Extension agent in Crawford County. “When you find where they’re coming into your home, you’re finding somewhere that cold air can come in, too.” Asian lady beetles are one of several species in Georgia. But they’re the only one here with the annoying houseguest habit, said Kris Braman, a University of Georgia entomologist.center_img Owen recommends sweeping up the beetles and physically returning them outdoors. By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA roaring fire in the hearth, coats and mittens hanging in the foyer and windblown leaves racing around outside are all signs that winter has arrived. Many Georgians may want to add “lady beetles on the ceilings” to that list. “Lady beetles are the universal feel-good bugs, so it’s unfortunate a few are becoming pests,” said Braman, a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Lady beetles feed on aphids, an insect that can cause major damage to pecan trees, crape myrtles, roses and many other plants,” she said. “When they’re around to eat the aphids, homeowners may not need to spray insecticides.” Lately, UGA Cooperative Extension county agents are getting a lot of calls statewide about lady beetles. People aren’t calling to praise them for their aphid-eating skills.last_img read more

Ronkonkoma Armed Home Invasion Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Ronkonkoma on Monday night, authorities said.Two men entered a Boulder Street home, displayed a gun, demanded cash from at least one victim inside and fled with stolen money at about 9 p.m., police said.Authorities noted that the suspects neither barricaded themselves in the house nor took any hostages, despite a miscommunication indicating otherwise after the initial 911 call.There were no injuries, arrests or description of the suspects.Fourth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-854-8452 or Crime Stoppers at 631-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Consumer Reports: 93% of credit union members ‘highly satisfied’

first_imgMembers of credit unions, smaller traditional banks and primarily online institutions are more satisfied with their overall banking experience – 93 percent of customers being highly satisfied on average – than those who do business with one of the nation’s largest banks, according to Consumer Reports.The survey report, “Choose the Best Bank for You,” rated more than 100 financial institutions and features a guide on how to switch institutions and how to keep accounts secure. More than 49,000 Consumer Reports subscribers were surveyed for this report and answered questions about their overall banking experience, including customer service, communication, complaints and fees. The full report will be published in the January 2016 issue of Consumer Reports.The 93 percent rating of highly satisfied customers is among the highest-rated services Consumer Reports has ever evaluated, noted PR Web in covering the survey. The high rating by credit union members is largely driven by good customer service, the report noted. Navy Federal Credit Union, USAA Bank, Schwab Bank, and EverBank were among the highest-scoring in the survey.In discussing how to maximize savings at a financial institution, Consumer Reports suggested opening checking and savings accounts at a credit union that is a member of a network, giving members access to fee-free ATMs and online and mobile-account access. It also recommended comparing interest rates for certificates of deposit at virtual banks and credit unions, noting that both types of institutions tend to offer the highest interest rates. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cedric Soares reveals the changes Mikel Arteta has made at Arsenal after completing loan move on transfer deadline day

first_imgCedric Soares reveals the changes Mikel Arteta has made at Arsenal after completing loan move on transfer deadline day Comment ‘You can see that something changed, definitely. There is a lot of work to do but definitely already his ideas have started to appear in the game, that is good.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I am sure Arsenal will be very successful.‘I see a team that wants to assume the game, a team that is comfortable to have the ball, and I see everyone looks like they are working hard when they lose possession as well.More: 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‘There’s a high press and then it’s all about controlling the opponent and trying to score as well. I think Arsenal is in a good way.’Cedric, 28, made 138 appearances in a four-year spell at Southampton and is expected to sign for Arsenal on a permanent deal at the end of the season.He added: ‘It’s a massive opportunity for me to come here. Like I said, I came to the Premier League four-and-a-half years ago and now to achieve this move to Arsenal is massive.‘It’s all I wanted and it’s really important in my career as well.’MORE: Arsenal and Tottenham submit transfer offers to sign Emre CanMORE: Why Arsenal rejected chance to sign Chelsea target Dries Mertens Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jan 2020 10:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.1kShares Advertisement Cedric Soares joined Arsenal on loan on transfer deadline day (Picture: Getty)Cedric Soares has outlined the changes Mikel Arteta has made at Arsenal after completing his loan move to the Gunners on transfer deadline day.Portuguese full-back Cedric became the second signing of Arteta’s tenure on Friday, following Arsenal’s move for Pablo Mari earlier in the week.Cedric joins the Gunners from Southampton on a loan deal until the end of the season and says he has been keeping tabs on Arsenal and their progress under Arteta.‘It’s good to watch,’ Arsenal’s new signing said. ‘I’ve been watching the last couple of weeks as well.ADVERTISEMENTHe’s our Cedric! ✅Welcome to London. Welcome to Arsenal. 👋 @OficialCedric pic.twitter.com/U6SSYKDSJU— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 31, 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

Relax by the pool in luxurious resort-style cabana

first_imgThe media room at 37 Hunter Cct, Petrie.To the side of the entertainment area, there is fire pit and space for the barbecue. The home has been freshly painted and has new wardrobe doors and a carpet. The property comes with a garden shed, security screens, alarm system, ceiling fans and tinted windows. The atrium living area at 37 Hunter Cct, Petrie.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The master bedroom has a walk-in robe, an additional built-in robe and ensuite with dual basins and a shower. The remaining bedrooms are generously sized and have built-in wardrobes.Outside, the pool area features glass fencing, landscaped surrounds and a cabana. The home at 37 Hunter Cct, Petrie.The lowset home is on a 1001 sqm block and has a light-filled atrium living space, media room and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, plenty of storage and work space, and a breakfast bar. A sliding door in the dining area opens to the covered entertainment space with plantation shutters, which overlooks the in-ground saltwater swimming pool. The home at 37 Hunter Cct, Petrie.THIS family home with a swimming pool, cabana and media room is on the market in the sought-after Petrie on Pine estate. Marketing agent Mark Rumsey, of David Deane Real Estate, said the property at 37 Hunter Cct, Petrie cleverly combined traditional elegance with resort-style accents. “The home showcases stylish interiors, intelligent use of space and a spectacular entertainment environment, (creating) a family and entertainer’s delight,” he said. The outdoor area at 37 Hunter Cct, Petrie.There is also a water tank and side access to the backyard. “This is one of the finest properties to come to the market in Petrie on Pine,” Mr Rumsey said. The home is in a quiet street close to walking tracks. The property is on the market for offers over $650,000.last_img read more

London CIV appoints fixed income managers, ‘pauses’ infrastructure

first_imgLondon CIV, the asset pooling vehicle of the capital’s public pension funds, has appointed managers for five new investment sub-funds focused on fixed income.US fixed income giant PIMCO has won a mandate, with two awarded to Ares Management and one each to CQS and MidOcean Partners.The £6.5bn (€7.3bn) pool is also working on a move into alternative investments, although it has “paused” its infrastructure plans, a spokesperson told IPE.The fixed income fund appointments are pending the completion of legal work, operational due diligence and contractual arrangements. The following managers and funds are being lined up:Global Bonds Fund (PIMCO)Liquid Loans Fund (Ares)Private Debt Fund (Ares)Multi-Asset Credit Fund – Long Only (CQS)Multi-Asset Credit Fund – Long/Short (MidOcean)The pooling vehicle is actively working towards launching the long-only multi-asset credit fund in early June because there are already member local authority funds with assets in the CQS strategy, according to a spokesperson.London CIV requires soft commitments to funds before it can submit prospectuses to the regulator and work towards the launch of new funds. Launch dates for the other funds are therefore contingent on soft commitments being confirmed, the spokesperson said.The manager is weighing options for more multi-asset credit products.Infrastructure plans on hold Credit: Lasse Holst HansenCompleting infrastructure fund launches is part of London CIV’s medium-term financial strategyCompleting fixed income and infrastructure fund launches is part of London CIV’s medium-term financial strategy for the period up to 2022-2023, according to council documents. This targets assets under management of around £10bn, more than doubling the proportion of assets invested by the London pension funds to 69%.It has been exploring how to offer its member pension funds access to infrastructure since at least last year, with documents from several London councils having indicated that the London CIV’s priority for infrastructure was to build a global, unlisted, income-focused fund.According to documents from the London Borough of Camden, the pooling vehicle had at one point reportedly been looking to launch a fund in March, but pushed this back to the second quarter of the year to complete the search for managers.However, the London CIV spokesperson today told IPE it had decided to “pause our infrastructure plans” given potential changes in the strategic direction of the pool following a review of its governance.The review was carried out by consultancy Willis Towers Watson, which found that the pooling project would fail if major governance changes were not made.However, “work is underway to expand the current fund offering to include alternative investments,” according to a tender notice. The notice advertised London CIV’s search for an administrator, global custodian and depositary to support the move into alternative assets.in January the pooling vehicle received regulatory permission to operate “unauthorised alternative investment funds”, which paves the way for it to launch funds for investments in illiquid assets.The London CIV received regulatory approval in 2016. It has launched 12 funds so far, including UK and global equity products and multi-asset funds.last_img read more

White Ribbon wrongly focuses on gender – Prof Fergusson

first_imgOn National Radio today, the topic is family violence, and our media release on family violenceWell worth a listenRelease of police family violence statistics – AudioBrian Gardner, manager of National Network of Stopping Violence Services and spokeperson for White Ribbon; and Professor David Fergusson of the Christchurch Health and Development study at the University of Otago, who has also been researching child abuse for more than forty years.We’ll be sending Prof Fergusson some flowerslast_img read more

Arsenal moving quickly to keep Saka away from Liverpool

first_img It’s understood the club are confident of getting Saka to sign on the dotted line. Meanwhile, Arsenal are interested in signing former Manchester United defender Daley Blind from Ajax. The Dutch club are preparing to offload more of their talent this summer after they were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage in December. Read Also:Liverpool,Man Utd ‘eye Bukayo Saka transfer’ amid Arsenal contract situation And according to David Ornstein’s column in The Athletic, Mikel Arteta wants the 29-year-old centre-back added to his squad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Arsenal are frantically trying to tie down Bukayo Saka down to a new contract at The Emirates, according to a report. Saka cites poor communication as Emery’s problem The Gunners’ director of football operations Huss Fahmy is heading up the talks aimed at signing the talented teenager to a new five-year deal, claims David Ornstein in The Athletic. The Daily Mail claimed last week that Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Man Utd were interested in Saka, and Arsenal are desperate to get the 18-year-old on board for the long term. Saka, playing wide on the left, was impressive again on Sunday in Arsenal’s 4-0 demolition of Newcastle, grabbing two assists and he could be a wildcard pick for Gareth Southgate at Euro 2020 if his form continues. The London-born starlet, who has represented England at U16 to U19, has just 18 months left on his current contract worth around £3,000-a-week. He can expect a healthy increase on his existing money having enjoyed a brilliant breakthrough into the first team this season.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Today10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp insists Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge can play together

first_img “Today we have another treatment and another scan maybe because there is a little bit of fluid (inside the joint),” said Klopp of the problem. “If he can train, for example, tomorrow completely normally then it is an option.” The debate about how the two fit into the same side has been on-going since the Belgium international joined in the summer and while injuries meant predecessor Brendan Rodgers did not have to tackle that issue Klopp is confident they can perform in combination. “All good players can play together, it depends how they work for the team,” he added. “We have to use that when they are fit and that is the moment when I have to start thinking about this because in these short times between games it is really difficult to think about the game when they can play together. “We cannot play with two or three players offensive players who only stay up front. “A world-class team with the best striker, for example, Barcelona can leave them because they have perfect counter-pressing and ball stealing so it’s not a bad idea. “They (Sturridge and Benteke) can play together, that is no problem, but we have to think about how we can do it with the rest of the team. Press Association Benteke is back in contention after coming off the bench in Thursday’s 1-1 Europa League draw with Rubin Kazan after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring problem. However, Sturridge is set to have an ultrasound scan on the swollen knee which has kept him out of the last two matches and makes him a doubt for Sunday’s visit of Southampton. “But if they make five goals a game we will find a way how to defend without them if they don’t want to defend but they will defend, for sure. That is not a problem.” Klopp echoed a mantra harping back to the 1980s when Liverpool were in their pomp. Then it was said Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish, the most devastating front two combination in the club’s history, were the team’s first line of defence. “Isn’t it one of the oldest things you say about football – defending begins far away (from your goal)?” said the German. “They don’t have to run back to our box with our centre-backs, they have to close spaces so the rest can defend easier. “They have to find the right spaces to cause the opponent the biggest problems. “It is not the hardest job in the world; if you do it in an intelligent way it is easier for the rest to defend and win the ball. “All strikers have to defend; Cristiano Ronaldo has to defend in his own way.” In regards to another injured player, Jordan Rossiter, Klopp said he would be speaking to someone from the Football Association in the next few days after likening their handling of the youngster by England’s Under-19s to that of a horse when he played three 90-minute matches in six days and returned with a hamstring problem. “I need to learn to sometimes to use other words for things,” he said of his criticism on Wednesday. “Of course I was not happy with the situation but I could have informed them before I talked to you. “We will have a talk in the next few days.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is confident he can find a way to successfully pair strikers Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge in the same team – but he needs both to be fit first. last_img read more

Germany crush Azerbaijan 4-1 to go seven points clear

first_img(REUTERS)-Andre Schuerrle scored twice and set up another goal as world champions Germany cruised to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan on Sunday to stay on track for a spot in next year’s World Cup in Russia with a seven-point lead in Group C.First-half goals from Schuerrle, Thomas Mueller and Mario Gomez put the visitors in control of the game in Baku with the hosts briefly equalising.Schuerrle, who made his first start since October 2015, scored his second of the evening in the 81st to give the Germans their fifth win in five qualifying matches and stretch their unbeaten run on the road in World Cup qualifiers to 44.They are top of the group on 15 points. Group winners automatically qualify for the World Cup.“We were at times a bit too comfortable but at the decisive moments we were there,” Schuerrle told reporters. “We scored twice after the equaliser and we got the three points.”The 26-year-old winger, who has failed to hold down a starting spot at Borussia Dortmund this season, enjoyed his rare start for Germany.“It’s all about trust. I feel very good here with the team and the coach gives me the trust I need,” said Schuerrle.The Czech Republic are second in Group C on eight points following their demolition of San Marino while Northern Ireland are a point behind and face Norway later on Sunday. Azerbaijan are also on seven.Schuerrle made the most of his chance, tapping in after 19 minutes following good work down the wing from Jonas Hector.Coach Joachim Loew made seven changes to the team that beat England 1-0 in their friendly earlier this week, with Julian Draxler, Gomez and Mueller in the starting lineup.The Germans conceded their first goal of the campaign when Dmitrij Nazarov sneaked into the box and fired in the equaliser in the 30th against the run of play.Azerbaijan’s joy was short-lived, with Schuerrle pouncing on a defensive error to send Mueller through, and the attacking midfielder had no trouble rounding the keeper to put the visitors back into the driving seat in the 36thlast_img read more

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