first_imgMany families, mine included, select and decorate their Christmas tree on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Live Christmas trees have been brought into homes and decorated during theholiday season for more than 500 years. The attractiveness, fragrance and tradition of a live tree cannot be matched with artificial substitutes.There are several key factors to keep in mind when selecting a live tree. Measure the height of the ceiling in the room where the tree will be displayed and select a tree at least one foot shorter than the ceiling height. Shake the tree to be sure the needles are firmly attached. Inspect the tree for insects by bouncing the tree on pavement to dislodge any insects. If you find insects, spray the tree with an indoor aerosol containing pyrethrins before bringing the tree indoors. Make sure the handle of the tree is straight and at least 6 to 8 inches long to allow proper placement in the tree stand. When you bring the tree indoors, cut one inch off the base of trunk and place it in a stand that holds at least one gallon of water. Do not place live trees near a fireplace, heater vent or other heat sources. Keep water in the tree stand and never let the water level fall below the base of the tree. Without water, the base of the tree will seal over and prevent the tree from taking up additional water. The tree would then have to be taken down and a fresh cut made to allow for water uptake. A dehydrated live tree will begin to dry out and become a fire hazard.The best way to keep a tree fresh and fire resistant is to always keep it supplied with water. Never leave home or go to sleep with the Christmas tree lights on and use only UL-approved lights and nonflammable decorations.When the holiday season comes to an end, recycle your tree. Recycling options include taking the tree to a location that grinds trees into mulch or creating a fish attractor by weighting the base of the tree and sinking it in a pond or lake.last_img read more

first_imgHe said that along with foreign partners Russia was ready to manufacture 500 million doses of vaccine per year in five countries.Dmitriyev also denounced “coordinated and carefully orchestrated media attacks” designed to “discredit” Russia’s vaccine.Highlighting Soviet-era cooperation with the United States on space programs, he urged other countries to “enter into a constructive dialogue with us and provide their citizens in the near future with a high-quality and safe drug that actually saves lives and can halt the pandemic.” Topics : Moscow has dubbed its new coronavirus vaccine “Sputnik V” after the Soviet satellite, the head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund said Tuesday, after Russia declared itself the first country to develop a vaccine.Kirill Dmitriyev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund which finances the vaccine project, said Phase 3 trials would start on Wednesday and industrial production was expected from September.”We’ve seen considerable interest in the Russian vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute from abroad,” he said, adding that “preliminary applications for over one billion doses” of the vaccine had been received from 20 countries.last_img read more

first_img Clippers’ rhythm is missing but their spirits strong before playoff opener Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Related Articles Lou Williams and JaMychal Green each had a team-high six points for the Clippers.Second quarter:Kawhi with nine points in this quarter alone and there is 7:59 left before halftime. Both teams exchange the lead before the Clippers pulled away late in the quarter.HALFTIME:Clippers lead Lakers 62-54 at halftime.Anthony Davis with 18 points and LeBron James with 14 points in the first half for the Lakers.Kawhi leads the Clippers with 20 points. Lou Williams added 13 points.Third quarter:Danny Green scored 18 of his 21 points in the quarter to help the Lakers overcome a double-digit deficit. The Lakers finished on an 15-3 scoring run to end the quarter tied at 85.Fourth quarter:LeBron turns the ball over to begin the quarter.‪Kawhi Leonard was booed to start the game but the Board Man got paid tonight. ‬‪Kawhi scores 30 points in his Clippers debut and defeats the Lakers 112-102 in the Staples Center. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img The NBA is back in Los Angeles as the Lakers and Clippers tip-off the NBA season on Tuesday night at Staples Center.The season opener features the regular-season debut of Anthony Davis in a Lakers jersey and Riverside’s Kawhi Leonard in a Clippers uniform.It will be the first of several anticipated matchups this season between two of the favorites to win the 2019-20 NBA championship. For a look at some of our coverage leading up to the opener, click here.[scribble src=”/livescoreboard/12705″ /] Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersFollow along for live updates from the Southern California News Group’s NBA beat reporters, Mirjam Swanson (Clippers) and Kyle Goon (Lakers), tonight and all season.First quarter:With Raptors and Pelicans in overtime on TNT, NBA fans can view the start of Lakers-Clippers on NBA TV. Game will flip back over to TNT after the overtime game ends.The Lakers off to a fast start on a 13-6 run against the Clippers with 6:50 left in the quarter.With LeBron James and Anthony Davis sitting out the final minute of the first quarter, the Clippers go on a 5-0 scoring run to close the gap and trail by three against the Lakers. Davis leads the game with nine points and three defensive rebounds. James had six points. Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City last_img read more

first_imgPhiladelphia has found a way to fill the void in Cre’Von LeBlanc’s absence.After the Eagles cornerback went down with a foot injury in training camp, Philadelphia signed Orlando Scandrick to a one-year deal Saturday following his workout with the team. Earl Thomas drills receiver in Ravens’ first padded practice The Eagles waived defensive tackle Anthony Rush to make room on the roster for Scandrick. Roster Move: #Eagles have signed CB Orlando Scandrick to a one-year contract and waived DT Anthony Rush.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/9DizgOHx9m— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 27, 2019Scandrick, 32, was selected by the Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2008 draft. He had 362 tackles, 11.5 sacks and eight interceptions during his nine seasons in Dallas and added 38 tackles and three passes defended in 11 games for the Redskins in 2017. Related News Tyreek Hill welcomed by cheers at Chiefs training camp Cardinals cut ‘not in shape’ Robert Nkemdiche after 3 seasons He finished last season with 44 tackles and a career-high 13 passes defensed to go with one interception and one forced fumble in 15 games for the Chiefs after signing a one-year deal.Scandrick adds depth to a depleted Eagles defense dealing with more than LeBlanc’s injury, as Ronald Darby continues to work his way back from a torn ACL and Jalen Mills (foot) remains on the Active/PUP list.last_img read more

first_imgFootball representation of B&H at the friendly match in Guaruja won over the young team U-21 of Brazilian first league Santos with the result 5:1.Vedad Ibišević (41., 45.) scored two goals and Izet Hajrović (34.), Senad Lučić (62.) and Edin Višća (78.) scored one goal each. Joao Igor (90.) from the Santos team scored one goal.The coach Safet Sušić for the match with Santos did a combining composition. Džeko, Spahić, Pjanić and Bešić were not in the team.This was the last test for B&H representation before the World Championship and the match of the first round against Argentina on Sunday.(Source: Fena)last_img

first_imgRoquan Smith’s mysterious absence came to an end Wednesday as the star linebacker returned to practice.But Smith’s status for Sunday’s game in London is less certain, even though he told reporters he will play. “He’s completely a personal issue,” Nagy said Monday. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information on Smith’s availability this week Nagy stood firm.”Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.” Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs receiver (shoulder) to resume practice “We’ll see,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said.Smith was a surprise inactive just before Sunday’s win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and it was rumored he had not been acting like himself around the team facilities in recent days. Related News Kirk Cousins apologizes to wideout Adam Thielen after Week 4 misfires Derek Carr on Vontaze Burfict’s season-long ban: ‘I think that’s a little excessive’ Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, has 145 tackles over 19 career games and entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.”It’s something that’s in-house,” fellow linebacker Khalil Mack said Tuesday. “But at the same time, we know he’s going to get better and we look forward to him getting back out there with us.”Chicago will face Oakland in the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img read more

first_img Team UgandaAthletics: Ayikoru Scovia, Leni Shida, Nanziri Emily, Nakaayi Halima, Nannyondo Winnie, Ajok Dorcus, Juliet Chekwel, Chelangat Mercyline, Chesang Stella, Lalam Josephine, Adome Pius, Alli Ngaimoko, Opiny Leonard, Musagala Ronald, Chemutai Albert, Kipyeko Phillip, Cheptegei Joshua, Thomas Ayeko, Toroitich Timothy, Kiplimo Jacob, Chesakit Alex, Chemonges Robert, Mutai Munyo Solomon.Badminton: Bangi Shamim Bridget, Nakiyemba Aisha, Kasirye Brian, Ekiring EdwinBoxing: Bwogi Musa, Kiiza Joshua, Muwonge Latibu, Nasir Bashir, Simbwa RegarnCycling: Kagimu Charles, Sekanga ViennaNetball team: Lilian Ajio, Irene Akello, Kizza Betty, Birungi Conchepta, Nanyonga Florence, Nakabuye Hadijah, Nakacwa Halima, Achan Jesca, Nampungu Joan, Procovia Peace, Nanyonga Racheal, Meme Ruth, Nanfuka Stella, Oyella Stella, Namuwaya MuhayiminaRugby team: Ijongat James, Kasiita Eric, Kasito Adrian, Kermundu Kevin, Kisiga Timonty, Manano Achaji, Odongo Marvin, Ogena Pius, Oketayot Byron, Okia Solomon, Okorach Michael, Wokorach Phillip, Sebuliba Kayiwa, Ruhweza-Ayera Desire, Magowu Ivan, Muwumba Timothy Mudoola, Jadwong Joseph, Ofoyrwoth AaronSquash: Rukunya Ivan, Kawooya MichaelSwimming: Meya Avice (women) and Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza Elisha (men)Weightlifting: Irene Kasubo, Kalidi Batuusa, Julius Ssekitoleko, Ssempereza HakimTable Tennis: Nyaika Ronald (men), Nambozo Halima (women)Shooting: Mungoma CleopatraTweets about #GC2018 uganda **** Ugandan netballers celebrate. PHOTO via @waihue Uganda ?? 54 Malawi  ?? 52Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | Captain Peace Proscovia was the star with 35 goals as Uganda’s netballers snatched a first win in their tough Group B at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.Ugandan netballers, competing at their first Commonwealth Games, recovered from Thursday’s opening day 64-51 defeat by New Zealand to tame Malawi 54-52 in a thrilling game. Uganda’s She Cranes are African champions while Malawi are the continent’s top ranked team in the world, one ahead of Proscovia’s team at 6th.In the second straight game, the tall and agile Proscovia remained a model of consistency under the Uganda hoop while receiving solid support from goal attack Rachel Nanyonga. The defeated Malawians were left in tears at the final whistle.center_img Nanyonga grabbed 19 goals as Uganda got off to an early lead, 18-10 in first quarter, 30-25 in quarter 2, 42-39 in quarter 3 before holding on to win 54-52 after a late surge by Malawi.No 7-ranked Uganda return to action on Sunday against another fancied side, England ranked 3, on Sunday.Uganda is represented at the Commonwealth Games by teams in netball, swimming, rugby, squash, athletics, shooting, badminton, boxing and cycling.Athletics remains Uganda’s main hope for medals, and the tone of the country’s performance at this Commonwealth Games will be set in the event’s day-one when Joshua Cheptegei runs in the 5000m final on Sunday.Cheptegei came close to gold at the World Championships 10,000m race last year, edged by Mo Farah in a tough final. He skipped his favourite 5000m race due to fatigue at the World Championships, and the schedule this time makes him a firm bet to do the double.The double was achieved by Moses Kipsiro in Delhi in 2010, winning the 5000 and 10,000m gold.Uganda has taken part in every Games since 1954 (with exception of 1978) and has this time sent a team of 69 to compete.SATURDAY RESULTS  netball Uganda 54 Malawi 52 swimming Women 50m butterfly Meya 27th of 29 boxing #bantam Dlamini(SWZ) 4 Nasir 1 weightlifting # Kasuubo 9th out of 12 1pm #welterW Bwogi v Clair (MRI) Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians will play their regular season opener on Saturday, November 17 when they host the Western Indoor Soccer League’s newest member, Tacoma Narrows FC, at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. It is the first of ten regular season games for the Artesians as announced by the WISL this week.With the addition of Narrows FC, the WISL returns to a six team league for its fifth season and each team will play five home games. The Artesians play three of their first four games on their home turf but then hit the road for four straight before finishing things off with two home games in a row, including a visit from three-time WISL champion Bellingham United in the regular season finale.Here is the entire Artesians 2018-2019 schedule…November 17 – vs. Tacoma Narrows – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMDecember 1 – vs. Snohomish Skyhawks – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMDecember 8 – at Bellingham United – Bellingham Sportsplex – 7:35 PMDecember 15 – vs. Tacoma Stars Reserves – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMDecember 22 – at Oly-Pen Force – Oly-Pen Sports Center – Time: TBAJanuary 5 – at Tacoma Stars Reserves – Tacoma Soccer Center – 6:00 PMJanuary 12 – at Snohomish Skyhawks – Snohomish Soccer Dome – Time: TBAJanuary 19 – at Tacoma Narrows – Tacoma Soccer Center – 8:00 PMJanuary 26 – vs. Oly-Pen Force – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PMFebruary 2 – vs. Bellingham United – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM  Oly’s home field is The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College, a unique campus facility that received a $1 million renovation over the summer that included a new roof, new siding and interior improvements that will make the building much more inviting for players and fans. The field is the smallest field in the WISL but features the best site lines and the best atmosphere in the league and the Artesians are dedicated to putting on the best show in the WISL this season.The Artesians will get their first competitive action next Saturday at the WISL Preseason Tournament, hosted by the Oly-Pen Force at the Oly-Pen Sports Center in Bremerton. The first games are set to kick off midday. A full schedule will be posted this week. Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more

first_img(From left): Robert Schillberg, Red Bank; DonnaLyn Giegerich, Red Bank; Margaret Johnson and Lauren Antonucci, Long Branch; Cliff Moore, Hazlet; Christina Penatello, Garfield and Ted Friedli, Long Branch.Kick Cancer Overboard, an organization that gives free cruises to people whose lives have been affected by cancer, gave cruises to Lauren Antonucci and her mother, Margaret Johnson of Long Branch at a recent benefit concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.“So far this year we have given away 20 cruises to those who truly deserve a break,” said Ted Friedli, the founder of KCO and the owner of Excel Travel in Long Branch.This year’s cruise leaves from Cape Liberty on May 19 and sails to Bermuda. The trip is open to anyone, not just cancer survivors. For every 12th person booked another survivor gets a free cruise.KCO’s upcoming events are a fashion show at the Two River Theater in Red Bank on March 12 and a family rock show with Rockit at the Middletown Arts Center on March 17. For more information: www.kickcanceroverboard.orglast_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Hume Brewers took advantage of a short-staffed Our Glass squad to cruise to a 33-6 victory Sunday in West Kootenay Flag Football League action at the Mount Sentinel Field. The game was only contest schedule in the WKMFFL.Leading 7-0 at halftime, the Brewers offence began to wear down the Our Glass defenders. Our Glass played the entire contest one player short.Hume quarterback Steven Doyle had a field day with the Glass defence, firing touchdown passes to Greg Kinnear and a pair to Jon Francis. Doyle also ran for a major score.The Brewers, 2-0 to start the season, will receive a major test Sunday when the club plays defending champion Castlegar Vikings at 11 a.m. In the second tilt of the day, Dam Inn and Our Glass both search for first wins of the season.The WKMFFL is a five-team league that plays every Sunday at Mount Sentinel. The teams include Dam Inn Mates, Our Glass, Hume Brewers, Castlegar Vikings and Nelson Impact.The league runs until November when playoffs are held to determine the league [email protected]last_img read more