Mosquito spraying continues weeks after heavy rains

first_img RelatedRains bring mosquitoes, frustrated farmersBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS March 2015 exceeded expectations of cool and wet weather for nearly all of the Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas, National Weather Service at Brownsville is reporting. And now, residents are left to deal with a healthy crop of mosquitoes. Laguna Vista officials…March 27, 2015In “News”WEB EXCLUSIVE: Laguna Vista to spray for mosquitoes tonightSpecial to the PRESS From the desk of Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela: LV Residents and Friends, The Town will be mosquito spraying the entire community on Tuesday evening starting at 8 p.m. We are urging residents to do the following: Protection against mosquito bites:  Take precautions against mosquito bites…June 2, 2015In “News”Reality Bites: Mosquitoes have residents itching for answersBy David Lopez & Gaige Davila editor@sbnewspaper.com editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  They are everywhere. Following Hurricane Hanna’s heavy rains that resulted in widespread flooding across the Rio Grande Valley, residents of Cameron County are now experiencing the inevitable pesky after-effects of the rain: mosquitoes. Cameron County Emergency Management Operations Chief Juan Martinez said…August 7, 2020In “News” Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThey bite, leaving painful, itchy, angry red welts on your skin. And they can vectors for transmitting several diseases, including the West Nile and Zika viruses. They’re mosquitos, and the communities of the Laguna Madre have been doing everything they can to battle the buggers ever since a series of late spring rainstorms buffeted the Rio Grande Valley.“We sprayed this past week three times,” said Laguna Vista City Manager Rolando Vela on Tuesday.“We ask for patience from the community,” Vela added, as the spraying regimen continues for the foreseeable future.City staff over on South Padre Island have been addressing the issue, as well, Assistant City Manager Darla Jones said. “We are spraying. We have been spraying every night using two different kinds of chemicals because sometimes mosquitos can develop a resistance,” Jones said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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Bearden Leads Argos to 75-63 Win Over New Orleans

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – Senior Octavia Bearden (Tylertown, Miss./Southwest Mississippi CC) shot 9-11 from the field and scored a season-high 21 points in the West Florida women’s basketball team’s second straight win, a 75-63 victory over New Orleans at the UWF Field House on Wednesday night.  Bearden was one of four Argonauts to score in double digits, as the team shot 57.7 percent from the field (30-52) in the win.Bearden was a force the entire game, scoring 10 points in the first half and 11 in the second.  Her shooting performance, good for an 81 percent mark from the field, ranks tied for sixth in single game school history.  Senior Sher’Ryan Scott (Fort Deposit, Ala./Wallace State CC-Selma) scored 15 points, junior Hanna Vette (Tarkio, Mo./Mineral Area CC) added 14 and senior Erica Wright (Pace, Fla./Spring Hill) chipped in with 10 off the bench.The Argonauts (3-6) dominated the boards, outrebounding New Orleans (0-10) by a count of 41-22.  Junior Emily Erland (Pegram, Tenn./Harpeth HS) led the team with eight rebounds, including four on the offensive end, to go along with her eight points off the bench.  Bearden grabbed seven boards, while both Scott and Vette tallied six.  The Argos’ 13 offensive rebounds led to 20 second chance points, while UNO finished with just three second chance points.UWF was the victor despite turning the ball over 24 times.  The Privateers scored 30 points off West Florida turnovers, but the Argos used their aggressiveness on the boards and scoring touch to stay on top.The Argos led for the entire first half, going up by as many as 12 points on a three by Scott with 6:24 left, but UNO narrowed the margin to two on a Mirjam Sipos layup at the 2:52 mark.  The Argos pulled away late in the first half and went into the break ahead by seven at 40-33.The Privateers stayed close in the second half, and another basket by Sipos tied the score at 58-58 with 6:21 on the clock.  Bearden scored on the next possession for West Florida, starting a 17-8 run to finish the game and clinch the victory for the Argos.Sipos led all players with 22 points for UNO, thanks to a 9-12 shooting night.  The Privateers finished the game shooting 45 percent (27-60) from the field, and their full-court press led to 17 total steals.The Argos will look to make it three in a row with a road contest at Flagler on Monday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. ET.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Bearden Leads Argos to 75-63 Win Over New Orleans Sharecenter_img Octavia Bearden finished two points shy of her career high with 21 on Wednesday (Photo by Chris Nelson) last_img read more

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Game 4: From Cleveland Heroes to “Farewell to Bums” in One Year’s Time

first_imgOne year ago, guys like Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith weren’t just like-able fan favorites. They were Cleveland legends and heroes in the city’s sports history.Fans cried along with J.R. through their TV screens watching him reflect on what it meant to win a championship for his parents.Fans chanted for RJ to play one more year and practically begged him to come back during the Championship Celebration.Frye went from a guy who was brought in to replace fan favorite Anderson Varejao to quickly winning over the city’s hearts.Fans praised “Double T” for his heart, hustle, and rebounding, constantly pointing out how “underrated” he was.Don’t forget, Cleveland’s fan base, along with LeBron, played a role in pressuring Dan Gilbert to hand big contracts to Smith and Thompson.Where are those guys now?They’re receiving justifiable criticism from the same fan base, but also have been called “bums” and much worse than that in the last eight days.What a difference a year makes.The play on the court is indefensible, kind of like how the Golden State Warriors have been for Cleveland’s defense.But let’s take a step back.Friday night’s Game 4 may very well be the final time guys like Jefferson, Frye, James Jones, and possibly other members of Cleveland’s heroic 2016 Championship Team play in front of their home fans.Do we really want them to remember their final appearance in front of Cavs fans as the night they were booed off the floor for under performing in the Finals?If the Cavs win, we won’t have to worry about that happening tonight, but all you have to do is spend thirty seconds on Twitter to see some egg trashing Cleveland’s only champions in 52 years.That doesn’t mean people should feel sorry for the Cavs. Trust me, no one is more pissed about how this series is going than the players themselves.They’re going to spend all offseason and probably longer than that thinking about what could have been done better.But Cleveland, in a world where we are so quick to throw someone to the curb for what they haven’t done for us lately, let’s remember that these guys are people who represented our city with class, dignity, and each of them really felt like “one of us” during last year’s summer celebration.Smith getting a call from the President to put a shirt on.Love busting out the WWE Belt.If those guys or any members of the Cavs are traded or released this offseason, it’ll be a new direction for the franchise, but let’s not pretend like they weren’t beloved members of Cleveland’s community.It’s easy to get caught up in the present and it’s been a frustrating time for people who love the Cavs and are worried about their team’s chances of another title.But if this is the last time we see some of Cleveland’s legendary sports heroes on our home floor tonight, I’m expecting the fans to handle it like the “self-proclaimed best fans in the world” would.It hasn’t been pretty. It’s not going to be a fun summer. It will very likely be the start of a new-look Cavs team. But let’s show some respect to these guys on their way out. Related Topics Matt Medleycenter_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

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ISSA secures new $50 million HQ

first_imgThe Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) has acquired a property valued at more than $50 million, along Red Hills Road in St Andrew, which will house its new headquarters and conference facilities. The property, which is located directly across from Calabar High School’s main entrance, is currently being retrofitted to feature office spaces, with an official opening expected to be held after the staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the end of next month. It will replace ISSA’s current base, which is located a stone’s throw away at 21 Lindsay Crescent in St Andrew and represents the realisation of one of outgoing president, Dr Walton Small’s stated ambitions, which were outlined when he first took office in 2007. Small had also stated his intention to lead the development of an ISSA-owned multi-purpose sporting facility. He, however, hopes this will be pursued by future administrations while noting that it was not prudent, from a financial perspective, to do so up to this point. “When you go into an organisation, you will go with a plan or programme, but sometimes when you get in there and the reality strikes, you realise you might have to adjust these plans,” Small said. “But we have bought our building. We have outgrown the space at Lindsay Crescent. We have bought a new building, and right now, we are retrofitting that building,” he stated. Small will be retiring from his role as principal of Wolmer’s Boys School in August this year and will, as a result, be stepping away from his ISSA role when the term expires in June. He told The Gleaner during a recent sit-down that the facility will not only significantly lower ISSA’s spend on venue rental for meetings, and so on, but will allow them to better serve their stakeholders. “This location is ideal, we have good parking and we will also be going on top. We will sell the building that we are in now (Lindsay Crescent office) and will use those funds to develop a conference area upstairs. We spend a lot of money in that area right now. Whenever we have anything, we spend a lot of money at hotels, and if we can build a conference centre, that can house all the principals, and so on. Then we will save significant funds,” said Small. In addition to office spaces along with conference and dining facilities, the new ISSA headquarters will also feature accommodation, which can be used by rural-based students or principals, who have related business in Kingston. Multipurpose facility Small noted that the association had examined the possibility of securing lands in Portmore, St Catherine for the development of a multipurpose facility, which would be used to host some of its events. They, however, decided against this to ensure that ISSA remained on solid financial footing. “The issue is that we looked at a space over by Portmore, and I know that there are some plans to have a stadium developed, and there were talks of acquiring some lands, but when we approached the Government, it would have had to be in a partnership. When we looked at the pros and cons, we decided it would be best not to because we would want to have somewhere for ourselves,” Small said. “The aspect of the multipurpose facility has been put on hold because we want to make sure that the building is there and you understand what is happening with the economic situation right now,” he added. When asked how the new property was funded, Small, declined to give details but noted that the organisation did not have any debts on the venue. “One of the things I have indicated from the onset is that we must pay all our bills we must do everything in our power not to mortgage anything that we have. So one thing I am comfortable with is that I will not leave ISSA in any debt,” Small said. andre.lowe@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

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Season cards on general sale

first_imgCurrent season card holders have had an exclusive window to renew and move their seat to another part of the stadium, which was followed up by a window for members, but general sale has now commenced.Supporters can secure their seat online or by calling Supporters Services on 0117 963 0600.CHOOSE YOUR SEATSupporters are reminded that prices are frozen in all areas for Under-19s and prices remain frozen for Under-12s except in the South Stand and Family Area, where a £50 Season Card has seen a small increase to £55.Meanwhile, there is a 3% price increase for all Adults, 65+, Under-25s and Under-22s.Under-12s will continue to receive a free home shirt as part of their Season Card package, Adult disabled supporters will receive five per cent off the full price and will be able to buy their Season Card over the phone during the online only sales period.Supporters can also use a pay monthly scheme, which will be offered exclusively in the advanced sales period only, with the cost of a Season Card split over ten months. The fee for using this scheme is £25 per transaction (a maximum of four Season Cards per transaction).last_img read more

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USC women advance to Sweet Sixteen

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QPR’s Warren Farm plan ‘back on’ and Barton clarifies Arsenal comments

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Legal victory for QPR in Warren Farm battle Tony Fernandes has tweeted that QPR’s plan for a new training ground at Warren Farm is “back on” following a meeting with the leader of Ealing Council.Delays to the project and the expected cost mean Rangers have been looking into extending their current training base at Harlington instead.But club chairman Fernandes declared: “Super meeting with council leader Julian bell of Ealing. Super leader .so passionate. Warren Farm back on. Super exciting . great leader.”AdChoices广告Super meeting with council leader Julian bell of Ealing. Super leader .so passionate. Warren Farm back on. Super exciting . great leader.— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) October 4, 2014Earlier this week Fernandes also tweeted about Rangers’ proposals for Old Oak.The club’s owners want to win the right to regenerate the area between Scrubs Lane and Willesden Junction, which would become known as New Queens Park and include a stadium for Rangers.“Just passing old oak common on the Heathrow express having returned form dubai. what an amazing project we could do for the community,” chairman Fernandes wrote.“Everyone can win. Its takes courage ,determination, putting people first and sharing the spoils for a better west london. Full stop.”Meanwhile, Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been in the news for criticising Arsenal on Twitter.Barton has since tweeted: “What I said about Arsenal taken out of context. I believe the current side lack spine and character when compared to the Invincibles team.“The current side are a very good side but their record against other top clubs in league games recently is very poor.“Now whether thats tactics, mental strength, discipline, I’m not sure. All I do know is results say their coming up short.”last_img read more

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Drama on the last day of the Premier League – Football…

first_imgExtremely dramatic promises to be the last round of the Premier League for the 2019/2020 season. Many questions have to be resolved tonight, with the last two places for the Champions League being a huge bet, as well as remaining in the elite division of England.Leicester welcomes Manchester United to their King Power, with both teams battling for the Top 4, along with Chelsea, who host Wolverhampton.At the bottom of the table, the outcome will be even more complicated. Norwich have long since fallen, while Aston Villa, Watford and Bournemouth will have to fight for their salvation.In the Europa League zone, Wolverhampton and Tottenham will fight for the sixth position, which also guarantees participation in European club tournaments in the new season. Jamie Vardy remains the favorite for the Golden Shoe, while at the same time the best goalkeeper in the championship will be determined.Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne will try to equalize or break the record for the most assists in a season, which is currently held by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. City’s match against the relegated Norwich will be the farewell for David Silva, who is leaving the “citizens”.In the penultimate round, Liverpool won the coveted title. The Reds were awarded the trophy after the spectacular 5: 3 against Chelsea. Remember the exciting moments with our gallery: source: Gulliver / GettyImagesTraditionally, all matches are at the same time. They start at 18:00 Bulgarian time. In the channels of Nova Broadcasting Group you will have the opportunity to watch three matches live. In DIEMA SPORT is the match Chelsea – Wolverhampton, in DIEMA SPORT 2 Leicester – Manchester United, and in NOVA SPORT – Crystal Palace – Tottenham.In GONG.BG we will follow all the denouements at the top and bottom of the live ranking.The program for the last round:Arsenal – WatfordBurnley – BrightonChelsea – WolverhamptonCrystal Palace – TottenhamEverton- BournemouthLeicester – Manchester UnitedManchester City – NorwichNewcastle – LiverpoolSouthampton – Sheffield UnitedWest Ham – Aston Villa Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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Athlete (Svoge) and Georgi Stankov separated

first_imgThe second division Athlete (Svoge) and the current head coach of the team Georgi Stankov parted ways by mutual consent.This was a consequence of yesterday’s loss of Sportist in Pernik by Miner with 0: 3. Last week, the team from Svoge lost at home to Lokomotiv (Sofia) with 0: 2. The Management Board of Sportist (Svoge) wishes success to Georgi Stankov in his future professional commitments.The new mentor will be officially announced in a few days. For now, the training process will be led by the fitness coach of the team Anton Penchin.last_img read more

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Inclusion is the future as sun goes down on the ‘Golden Games’

first_imgGOLD COAST, Australia, (Reuters) – A diverse and contemporary ceremony of music, lights and dance with the words and imagery of indigenous Australia very much at its heart brought an end to the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast yesterday. Organisers signed off with the uncontroversial assertion that they had delivered the best possible environment for the athletes from 71 mostly former British colonies to showcase their skills over 11 sun-kissed days in the beachside city.“You have delivered a truly Golden Games for the Commonwealth,” Common-wealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin said.“A Games of innovation, inspiration, colour and vibrancy with an exuberant Gold Coast buzz – embracing us all with your warmth and friendship.” For a CGF constantly fighting the perception that a multi-sport event which sprung from the British Empire is an anachronism, there was confidence that the movement was firmly on the path back to relevancy.The Gold Coast Games were the first with an equal number of gold medals for men’s and women’s events, included 38 events in a fully integrated Paralympic programme and welcomed a high-profile transgender athlete.“Inclusion is the Commonwealth Games’ future, it’s what makes us extraordinary,” said organising committee chairman Peter Beattie. “From its beginnings … the Games were always designed to be more than just a sporting spectacle. They are a way for us to come together and share what we have in common.”As far as the sporting spectacle was concerned, the host nation came out as the biggest winners with 80 of the 275 gold medals, well clear of England on 45 and India (26) with Canada and New Zealand (both 15) rounding out the top five.The CGF were keen to emphasise a greater diversity of medal winners with 43 nations taking at least one and the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands all winning their first. Of the nine world records set, the majority were in Paralympic events with the most prestigious coming in the pool in women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.It was, almost inevitably, set by the Australian team, who put behind them their disappointing 2017 world championships by winning 28 swimming gold medals and 73 overall, well ahead of England’s nine (24).Several high profile athletes like England’s Adam Peaty and Australia’s Kyle Chalmers appeared to be down on performance, as is often the case at this stage in the Olympic cycle. Taylor Ruck was arguably the swimmer of the meeting with eight medals in eight events, leading a resurgent Canadian swimming team along with backstroke world record holder Kylie Masse.Jamaica disappointmentWith the now retired Usain Bolt watching from the stands, Jamaica’s sprinters had a desperately disappointing time in the athletics, winning none of the six titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relays.Bolt’s heir apparent Yohan Blake stumbled in the individual 100m and had to settle for bronze, while double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson went home with just a relay silver. Akani Simbine led a South African 1-2 to win the men’s 100m in 10.03 seconds, while Jereem Richards was handed the 200m after England’s Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for hindering the Trinidadian as they raced across the line in 20.12 seconds.Trinidad and Tobago also took the women’s 100m through Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.14), while 400m Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo showed her growing prowess in the half-lap sprint to win 200m gold.South Africa’s Olympic champion Caster Semenya also highlighted her versatility with a commanding 800m-1,500m double at Carrara Stadium. Kyron McMaster brought some well-needed joy to the British Virgin Islands by winning its first Commonwealth Games medal in the 400 metres hurdles just six months after Hurricane Irma devastated the tiny nation and killed his coach.Australia also dominated the cycling by taking 14 of the 26 golds up for grabs in the velodrome, on the road and up the mountain with their men’s 4000m team pursuit team setting a world record in the final.The hosts might have matched their record of 84 golds at the 2006 Melbourne Games but for a few upsets in the team events, two in dramatic fashion on the final day of competition. England’s Helen Housby held her nerve to land a penalty on the siren and stun the heavily favoured Australians 52-51 in the netball.A couple of hours later, Kelly Brazier made a lung-busting 60-metre dash six minutes into sudden-death extra time to upset Australia’s Olympic champion rugby sevens team and give New Zealand the inaugural women’s title.Both events were played in front of passionate packed houses, reflecting a Games where empty seats were few and far between and crowds were noisy and partisan. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Anne Underwood, accepted the movement’s flag ahead of their hosting of the next version of the Games in 2022 and their segment of the closing ceremony reflected the diversity of the industrial British city.“While we can’t promise you the sun, sand and sea of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, we can offer you youth, energy, creativity and a love of sport,” she said.The closing ceremony came under immediate fire, not least from the presenters on Australian broadcasting rights holders Channel Seven, for sidelining the athletes and spending too much time on long-winded speeches. Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate was among the dignitaries who might have cut his contribution shorter after his pithy opening line.“Gold Coast – you were AWESOME,” he said.last_img read more

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