Monday, September 10th, 2018

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Here are the details about Let's Eat Englewood, which begins this Friday. Get out...support our local service employees...and enjoy a great meal during this two week event at over 20 Englewood area restaurants! Simply click below:

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Taking a page out of John McEnroe's playbook?? Serena Williams has a meltdown at the US Open...even destroying her own racket. Do you find this behavior to be more in line with a spoiled toddler than a mega-successful athlete? I guess that sorta implies I certainly do...

Tropical Storm Florence Is Now A Cat 1 Hurricane...And Expected To Worsen


September 10, 2018

: Florence is expected to become a Category 4 storm within the next 24 hours


Hurricane Florence continues to gain strength as it heads towards the southeast coast of the US. Being upgraded to a major hurricane yesterday, Florence is now a Category One storm with winds of 90 miles per hour – but she’s expected to rev up to a Cat 4 in the next 24 hours.

Currently about 600 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving towards the US, the governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have all issued states of emergency. "Assume, presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of South Carolina," South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said at a press briefing. He urged South Carolinians to prepare for the worst and notes that 800 members of the National Guard have been activated so far.

The worst part about Florence? While forecasters sort out where she’ll come ashore and how angry she’ll be, Hurricane Isaac is right behind her. While he's expected to weaken, the last thing any region wants to consider is more rain and when things are already mess.

Source: ABC News

Yoga is great, but have you ever done it with a kilt on?


Meet "Plaid Shirt Guy"

September 10, 2018

The Bottom Line: Montana highschooler Tyler Linfesty went viral this weekend because of the facial expressions he made during President Trump's rally in Billings. He was even asked to leave mid-rally. 

Serena Williams Melts Down, Loses In US Open Final


September 10, 2018

 Serena Williams says sexism cost her the win - and the WTA agrees


Naomi Osaka is the women's singles champion at the US Open. Osaka topped American favorite Serena Williams in straight-sets in Saturday's final at Arthur Ashe Stadium. In case you missed it, Williams was assessed a trio of code violations for multiple altercations with the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos.

In cash, the violations totaled $17-thousand. The final violation resulted in a lost game late in the second set. Osaka won the match 6-2, 6-4 to take home her first Grand Slam title. Williams was in search of her 24thGrand Slam. Osaka is now the first Japanese player to win a singles major. As for Williams, she’s decrying what she’s called sexist treatment on the court – and the Women’s Tennis Association agrees – saying that male players often do and say much worse than Williams did without penality.

The men took center stage yesterday – and Novak Djokovic [[JOKE-oh-vitch]] is this year's men's champion. He beat Juan Martin del Potroin the final to earn his 14th career Grand Slam win. He's now tied with Pete Sampras for third on the all-time Grand Slam titles list. It was Djokovic's third time winning at Flushing Meadows.

Source: CNN

Amazing Trombone Section Suicide Routine

September 10, 2018

The Bottom Line: Trombone suicide is a type of marching band choreography, involving a line of trombone players in close proximity alternating horn positions....here, we see the impressive work of the trombone section at China Spring High School in Texas.

COMBATTING MOSQUITOES:

First case of West Nile in Charlotte County has prompted the local Florida Dept. Of Health to suggest the following:

DOH in Charlotte County:

Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying

• Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.

• Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.

• Empty and clean birdbaths and pet’s water bowls at least once or twice per week.

• Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

• Maintain swimming pools in good condition and keep them appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimmingpools when not in use.

Cover skin with clothing or repellent

Clothing: Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and longsleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.

Repellent: Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus,para-menthane-diol, and IR3535 are effective.

Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Tips on repellent use

Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children.

Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are generally recommended. Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label.

Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing.

In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of 3 years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old.

Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.

If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions.

Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out

Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

For more information on repellents visit: //cfpub.epa. gov/oppref/insect/#searchform

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