Ladybug Trap.

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first_imgLouis Tedders, a retired entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, knows all about ladybugs, including how to get them back outdoors where they belong.”Most people just want to stomp them when they see so many of them come inside,” said Tedders, who worked with ladybugs, or Asian lady beetles, for 35 years at the USDA Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron, Ga.But he and many others urge people not to kill the beneficial insects but to trap them and release them outdoors.Lady Beetle TrapThough retired, Tedders hasn’t stopped working with the insects. His latest project is a lady beetle trap. His company, H&T Alternative Controls in Perry, Ga., began selling the traps two years ago.”The trap is two black light lamps mounted over a bucket with a metal backboard attached,” Tedders said. “The lady beetles are attracted to the black light. They fly to it, land on the metal backboard and fall into the bucket.”The backboard is coated with talcum powder, which makes the bugs slide down into the bucket.Use Trap IndoorsThe trap is designed for use indoors and wouldn’t be effective outdoors.”When the temperature drops below 70, they stop flying,” he said. “And I don’t know of many nights lately that we’ve had temperatures above 70 degrees.”Tedders’ trap is designed to be used indoors, where the temperature is at least 70. “You just set it in the middle of the room where the lady beetles are, turn on the lamps and go to sleep,” he said. “In the morning, you can just take them outside.”The trap makes it easier to remove large numbers of ladybugs from homes or buildings without killing them.”If people only knew how beneficial lady beetles are, they wouldn’t even think about killing them,” he said. “There’s just no telling how much money they’ve saved the Georgia pecan industry.”last_img read more

6 bad money habits not to pass on to your kids

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first_imgby: Elizabeth Renter, NerdWalletWhether your bills are paid in full at the end of every month or you have to do some strategic budgeting to get creditors off your back, there’s a good chance you have some less-than-perfect money habits. As a parent, they don’t begin and end with you; they affect your children too, and for a lot longer than you may realize.Most young adults are entering the world without the basics of financial literacy. Many are taking on massive debt in the form of student loans and doing so without understanding the principles of interest, or saving for emergencies and the future. Though schools have worked to increase financial education among the young, the evidence suggests these classes alone are largely ineffective and must be supported by good financial practices at home, something that doesn’t always happen.Where financial education fails “On one hand, all education decays with time. But we speculate one of the major problems with financial education is what goes on when kids leave the classroom,” says John Lynch, director of the Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making at the University of Colorado Boulder. “Everyone has opinions on money, and those opinions don’t always match what they’re learning at school.”Money lessons taught in school are largely a use-it-or-lose-it scenario, Lynch says. Much of the responsibility lies with you, the parent, to ensure the lessons sink in, no matter your bad habits or struggles with money. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Stand on fact and principle – no matter the circumstances

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first_imgAs a leader, sometimes your values and stances – even when based on fact and principle – aren’t always the most popular or understood.Forbes‘ Amy Rees Anderson puts it this way: “True leaders know who they are and what they stand for. They know their values and the rules they will abide by, regardless of the circumstances they face.”She goes on to add that true leaders also “take all the facts into account, keeping a long-term view in their approach, with the desire that any fixes they put in place today will be to the benefit of the organization and the people both now and in the future.”I couldn’t say it any better myself.This summarizes exactly why NAFCU has taken the position it has on the NCUA’s proposal to close the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund (TCCUSF). We stand on the fact that credit unions receiving all their money back from this fund will better benefit the industry than if they were to just receive a small share, as is currently proposed. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ritblat attacks Footsie inflation

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Camp Hill home sells for $1.385m on the buyers’ anniversary

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first_imgIt has a modern kitchen.Mrs Burke said they had three young children, one of which has autism, so the home would be one they spend the coming decades in.“Our youngest little boy has a disability and he’ll need to be with us when he grows up,” she said.“When I saw the shed out the back I could hear all the other people saying it would make a great pool house, but all I could I think is that would make a great flat for him.” There is a pool out the back, with a nearby shed, perfect for a flat.The agent said the big drawcard of the property was the 986sq m block, something Mrs Burke agreed with.“Our son loves to be outside… and this gives our three small children room to run,” Mrs Burke said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMay 1: Real Estate Market Wrap08:04 The home at 56 Stephen St, Camp Hill, sold under the hammer for $1.385m.STEEL is the traditional gift for an 11th wedding anniversary but this couple had something much bigger in mind.Katie and John Burke bought each other this house at 56 Stephen St, Camp Hill at an auction this morning.“We haven’t bought each other any presents, we were like, ‘No, no, we’re going to go and buy this house’,” Mrs Burke said. Inside 56 Stephen St, Camp Hill.The renovated 1930s Queenslander, which has polished wooden floors, intricate decorative ceilings and lead-light windows, drew a crowd of about 30 before it went under the hammer at 10am.While there were three registered bidders, two fought it out, with an opening bid of $1.2 million.center_img More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoOut on the back deck at 56 Stephen St, Camp Hill.Bids rose in tense $25,000 increments before Place Bulimba auctioneer Paul Curtain called half time on the auction to convene with the vendors.The home was then sold under the hammer to the Burke family with a bid of $1.385 million. The bedroom has bay windows.Place Bulimba lead agent James Curtain said they had achieved a great result.“We had three registered bidders, two of which fought it out quite strongly and we achieved reserve,” Mr Curtain said.last_img read more

Kompany enjoying extra competition

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first_img Press Association And, despite the impressive results since, City are still recruiting. They spent £32million to sign defender Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia last week and continue to be heavily linked with Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin de Bruyne. City captain Kompany said: “That is one of the reasons we have started so strong. “You can’t really afford to do anything wrong during the week leading up to the game. Then, during the game, you can’t do anything wrong either as there is always someone looking over your shoulder, waiting, who is just as good as you. “If they are in a better moment and they deserve a chance, they will take your place. “You have got to be at the top of your game. This is what you are seeing – a group of guys who know that they need to perform. If they don’t, someone else will do it.” Kompany, 29, is likely to be feeling the competition as keenly as anyone. The Belgium skipper fell below his own high standards and last season and consequently reported back early for pre-season training to get ready for the new campaign. His performances have suggested he is back to his best, but with Otamendi arriving to boost central defensive ranks that also include Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis, he cannot ease off. City have started the season in blistering fashion, winning their opening three Barclays Premier League games without conceding a goal and scoring eight. After a frustrating 2014-15 campaign the squad was bolstered over the summer, chiefly with the signings of Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph. Vincent Kompany feels standards have been driven up at Manchester City by increased competition for places. He said: “It shows on the pitch that I feel good and I feel happy with myself. I just don’t want to miss any opportunities to have a good game or have a good season. Every game counts for me. That’s when I need to perform. “The extra competition is good, really good. You don’t play for a top team unless you have that.” City’s defensive solidity so far this season is a source of great satisfaction for Kompany. He said: “It is as equally as important as the goals we score. As long as you don’t concede you are still in the game. From that moment, anything is possible.” last_img read more

Former Florida Congressman Lt. Col. Allen West Injured in Texas Crash

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first_imgFormer U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida has been injured in a motorcycle crash in Texas, according to reports.West’s wife wrote on Facebook Saturday evening that the Congressman’s motorcycle was hit outside of Waco, and that he was in the emergency room.She did not provide any additional details about his condition.However, his team issued Facebook updates on Sunday, stating the Congressman is in stable condition and is due to be released from the hospital Monday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones, and multiple lacerations.He added, “I am alive by the grace of God.”Courtesy: Lt. Col. Allen West/FacebookLt. Col. West was returning from a rally in Austin focused on reopening that state amid the coronavirus pandemic when the accident occurred Saturday.He moved from Florida to Texas after leaving Congress in 2013.The Republican Congressman served one term and, at one point, called for then-President Barack Obama’s impeachment.West is currently running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas.last_img read more

Other Sports Pro-Kabaddi League: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Patna Pirates 34-21

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first_imgPatna: Jaipur Pink Panthers notched up an impressive 34-21 over Patna Pirates in a VIVO Pro Kabaddi season 7 match here on Saturday. Jaipur Pink Panthers’ defence led by Sandeep Dhull and Amit Hooda did an excellent job on Patna’s danger man Pardeep Narwal as they kept him off the mat for 23 minutes and nine seconds.Narwal to his credit managed to top score for Patna and ended with nine points. Sandeep Dhull put in a strong defensive performance and got as many as eight tackle points. Deepak Narwal chipped in with eight raid points for Jaipur Pink Panthers.  For Patna Pirates, Monu who came on as a substitute ended up with a high five.Pardeep opened Patna Pirates’ account with a raid point in the first minute. Sandeep clocked his 150th tackle point as Jaipur Pink Pirates led 2-1. Amit tackled Jang Kun Lee in the fourth minute as both teams were tied at 3-3. Ajinkya Pawar made a two-point raid in the sixth minute to give Jaipur Pink Panthers 5-3 lead.In the ninth minute Jaipur Pink Panthers inflicted an all out to lead 11-4. Jaipur Pink Panthers were in ominous form as they kept Pardeep quiet for the first 15 minutes. At the end of the first half, Jaipur Pink Panthers led 15-9. The second half started with Jaipur Pink Panthers asserting their dominance. Deepak Narwal made a two-point raid in the 23rd minute to lead 18-11. Pardeep scored three quick raid points to revive Patna’s hopes of a comeback as Patna Pirates trailed 14-18 after 26 minutes.Amit completed his high five in the 27th minute as he sent Pardeep to the bench and crushed all hopes of a Patna Pirates comeback. In the 30th minute Deepak made a two-point raid to give Jaipur Pink Panthers 24-14 lead. Sandeep also achieved a high five in the 33rd minute as Jaipur Pink Panthers continued to pile more misery on Patna Pirates.Jaipur then inflicted another all out to lead 29-16. Pardeep was the lone ranger when it came to Patna’s raiding points as with just five minutes to go, they still trailed by 10 points. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Windies  great Lance Gibbs critical of Cornwall, Caribbean spin bowlers

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first_imgFORMER Guyana and West Indies off-spinner Lance Gibbs is not impressed with the current crop of spin bowlers in the Caribbean.While speaking on Mason and Guest in Barbados on Tuesday night, the legendary Gibbs expressed his disappointment at the spin bowlers currently playing in the Caribbean and was particularly critical of the much-heralded Rahkeem Cornwall.Apparently, the 85-year-old former West Indies off-break bowler knows a bit about spin bowling. Between 1958 and 1976, Gibbs played 79 Tests for the West Indies taking 309 wickets at an average of 29.09 and enjoyed an economy rate of under two runs an over.He was the first spinner in Test history to take 300 wickets and the second bowler behind England’s Fred Trueman to do so.His best performances came in the 1961/62 home series against India.Over the course of five Tests, he picked up 24 wickets at just 20.41 apiece. Additionally, in one of the game’s greatest spells of bowling at Bridgetown, he single-handedly reduced India from 149 for 2 to 187 all out. In 15.3 overs, Gibbs took eight wickets for just six runs to finish with figures of 8 for 38, his best Test-match haul.Asked if he has seen any off-break bowlers in recent times who have caught his eye, Gibbs responded with an emphatic, “No!”“They’re not spinning the ball,” he said.Asked his thoughts on Cornwall, who has taken 13 wickets in the two Tests and 303 First-ClassWi wickets in 62 matches, Gibbs was critical of the player’s technique. “How can you take two steps and bowl? Where is your rhythm, where is that rhythm?” he asked.“As a spin bowler you have got to use the crease, you have the return crease and you have the stumps, you have to bowl between those two. I never then had to go around the wicket to bowl, a lot because by using the crease I could get close to the stumps on the offside and still bowl and make it go on straighter instead of going around the wicket.”Gibbs, who stood at over six feet in height, also revealed the secret of his success while playing cricket back in his heyday even while playing in a team characterised by its fast-bowling talent.“I started as a leg spinner and I couldn’t bowl a googly,” he revealed. “I realised that with my height and with my high arm-action I am going to get bounce off any wicket in the world and if you’re getting bounce it is difficult to really hit you in the meat of the bat. It hits more higher up, and therefore you get catches all around.”After he retired, Gibbs returned to manage the West Indies team in 1991 during their tour of England. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

USC still troubled despite easy victory

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first_imgIt was never close, but it may not have been enough to satiate everyone’s appetite.USC players filtered onto the field and into the tunnel with a business-like approach following their Saturday night victory. The stated mission of walking away with a win had been fulfilled, but plenty of opportunities had been left on the field.A week after being upset by Washington, the Trojans bounced back with little resistance. The return of Matt Barkley revitalized USC’s offense and helped the Trojans coast to a 27-6 win against Washington State at the Coliseum.Yet there was still a sense among USC coaches and players that the Trojans, who entered the game as 45.5-point favorites, could have made the game even easier.Welcome return · Freshman Matt Barkley did not disappoint in his return to the starting lineup Saturday, finishing with 247 yards and two long touchdown passes to receivers Damian Williams and Brice Butler. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily Trojan“The way I look at this game, we have a lot of work to do,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “It was not at all the satisfying win that we would have liked to have had.”In his first game back from a bruised right shoulder, Barkley showed few lingering effects of the injury by throwing for 136 yards in the first quarter. Despite still feeling some pain when going through his throwing motion, the true freshman heaved the ball downfield early and often, finishing with 247 yards on 13-of-22 passing with two touchdowns.“When I had to gun it, I did,” Barkley said. “It hurt a little, but that’s football.”After the Trojans finished with 110 yards passing last week against the Huskies, the team’s emphasis on attacking downfield was palpable.“We knew we could stretch them vertically,” Barkley said. “I think we hit what we could when it was there.”Barkley connected with redshirt freshman wide receiver Brice Butler in the corner of the end zone for his first touchdown. After junior kicker Jacob Harfman recovered the ensuing onside kick, Barkley threw a dart over the middle to redshirt junior wide receiver Damian Williams, who dashed into the end zone untouched for a 57-yard score.USC’s rushing attack supplemented the passing game with several long runs to start the game. The Trojans needed only 13 carries in the first half to rack up 113 yards.The offensive momentum established by the Trojans in the early going was thrown off by a season-high 13 penalties for 115 yards. Although Carroll said he took issue with a number of the flagged plays, he admitted that he was not content with the self-imposed mistakes.“We had so many situations where we made it hard on ourselves,” Carroll said. “We need to keep working on it.”USC’s defense held its ground for the majority of the four quarters. Redshirt freshman defensive end Nick Perry and redshirt junior linebacker Michael Morgan combined for 4.5 sacks for a defensive unit that applied constant pressure to the opposing quarterbacks.A week after earning their first win of the season by taking down Southern Methodist, the Cougars’ lone reason for optimism was their ability to stay in the game with a revamped defense.Redshirt sophomore Marshall Lobbestael started the game at quarterback but was spelled midway through the second quarter by freshman Jeff Tuel. The two signal-callers only could muster 144 passing yards during the night, with a bulk of the production coming in the fourth quarter against USC’s second-string defense.The Cougars controlled the second quarter with a 19-play drive that ate up more than eight and a half minutes. But despite controlling the ball and going 58 yards downfield, Washington State saw its 34-yard field goal attempt miss wide left as the first half expired.Late in the fourth quarter, however, the Cougars turned a short field created by a redshirt quarterback Aaron Corp turnover into a touchdown, ending USC’s shutout hopes.The match was a far cry from the Trojans’ 69-0 drubbing of the Cougars last year in Pullman, Wash. With Saturday’s trip to Cal looming, many Trojans insisted that the team has yet to show its best effort.“We know what we’re capable of, and I think we showed that tonight,” Barkley said. “But I also think we’re capable of more.”last_img read more