Pollen Counts

first_imgA popular pollen counting website is www.pollen.com. By typing in your ZIP code, you can get the most up-to-date pollen count and a list of the most prominent types of pollen in your area. In addition to helping allergy sufferers plan when to avoid the outdoors at home, websites like this help them plan for vacations and work trips. Pollen season has arrived. Cars are covered with yellow pine pollen and allergy sufferers are stocking up on their remedy of choice. The dusty pollen that we see in the air is not the pollen that plagues allergy sufferers. However, oftentimes when we can see lots of pine pollen floating in the air, pollen counts for problem plants are often high as well.According to data collected by the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Georgia’s pollen season peaks in early to mid-April, recedes in mid-May and resurfaces in mid-August.Since the turn of the 20th century, pollen counting has been recognized as a valuable process this time of year. Not only have pollen counts advanced our knowledge of the role that plant pollen plays in causing allergy symptoms, like watery eyes, a runny nose, sore throat, coughing, and increased mucus and headaches, but it has also become a powerful tool for individuals.Advanced knowledge of high pollen days can help allergy sufferers manage their symptoms. “Allergy Alert” pollen levels from the Pollen.com website are measured on a scale of zero to 12. Low is 0 to 2.4, low to medium is 2.5 to 4.8, medium is 4.9 to 7.2, high to medium is 7.3 to 9.6 and high is 9.7 to 12. These levels take into account the amount of pollen that the allergy sufferer is likely to be exposed to for the given period. Pollen forecasts help those with allergies plan their days in order to minimize the effects of pollen when counts are predicted to be high.last_img read more

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Is Time Magazine wrong? Or have politicians misled us?

first_imgTime Magazine is doing a feature on spanking (“smacking”) as the US debates the issue.As part of the coverage they include a chart entitled “How Other Countries Handle Spanking“.Note the description for NZNZ became the first English-speaking country to fully prohibit corporal punishment in June 2007.Fully prohibit? That’s not what the politicians told us.last_img

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Kalas back at Boro

first_imgChelsea defender Tomas Kalas is targetting automatic promotion to the Barclays Premier League after securing a season-long loan move to Middlesbrough. He told Boro’s official website, www.mfc.co.uk: “Obviously I wanted to be involved. Those were something special at the end because you were playing for promotion and I didn’t have a chance to help the team. “It was a bit disappointing I couldn’t play, but this is a new challenge and hopefully we can get promoted without the play-offs.” Kalas revealed he did not have to think twice after being offered the chance to return to the north-east, where he made 17 appearances for the club last season. He said: “I’d already decided at the end of last season that if Chelsea would like to get me on loan again, this would be my first choice, so it was easy when I heard I could stay. “It’s been easy to adapt because I know the lads. I know Marbella because we came here last year, so it’s been easy. “I think we’re still building the team. It’s a mix of everything. Everyone is still working on it and I think we will be stronger than before.” The 22-year-old Czech Republic international, who spent the second half of last season at the Riverside Stadium, was given special permission by the Blues to join the Teessiders on their pre-season training trip to Marbella, where he put pen to paper on Friday morning. Now Kalas, who missed last season’s play-off games because his loan deal had come to an end, is hoping to avoid the end-of-season lottery. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Underdog mentality fuels Zark’s-Lyceum’s Cinderella run

first_imgLATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We came from the bottom, and that motivated us to fight for the championship. As long as we’re together, we have belief on ourselves,” said Perez, who tallied 26 points, six rebounds, and eight steals in the clincher.With Lyceum figuring in three Finals series and winning two championships, the Conference MVP could only be grateful for all the blessings that have gone Lyceum’s way for the past six months.“We’re just so blessed that in the last six months that we’ve played, we’ve been in three championships,” he said, as the Pirates crew won the 2018 Philippine Collegiate Champions League title, and first conference of the PBA D-League.Perez also hopes that this victory would further build the team’s confidence ahead of their campaign this NCAA Season 94.“All the experience we gained here in the D-League, it’s all positive. We’ll take it all going to our run in the NCAA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith everything going down south, it would have been for Zark’s Burger-Lyceum to quit after falling behind by as much as 14, 49-63, late in the third quarter.But it’s not the character coach Topex Robinson has instilled to these players, and that was exactly what played in CJ Perez’ mind when the Jawbreakers mounted their incredible comeback.ADVERTISEMENT Foton nabs bronze in PSL Grand Prix Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ “All we were thinking was that whatever happened in this game, we won’t die tomorrow. So we just gave our best effort and everything we got,” he said.Zark’s-Lyceum went on crippling 21-4 run to take control of the game for good, 85-74, with 4:06 left en route to the 92-82 Game 3 conquest for the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe victory capped off one of the most awe-inspiring runs to the crown in the PBA D-League history as the Jawbreakers became the lowest-seeded team to win the title.But Perez said that underdog mentality fueled Zark’s-Lyceum’s run. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flameslast_img read more

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