Fight Mold

first_imgHurricane Irma had slowed down to a tropical storm by the time she reached Georgia, reducing the amount of expected structural damage to homes. Flood waters still may have left behind a sneaky and dangerous after-effect: mold.“Heavy rains can produce an explosion of mold. Molds produce spores that spread through the air and form new mold growths or colonies when the conditions are right,” said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension expert Pamela Turner. “Mold is all around us. It can grow on any organic material, as long as there are moisture and oxygen. Molds are types of fungi and all fungi need moisture to live.”The key to controlling mold and mold spores is to control the moisture and do it quickly, according to Turner, a housing and environment specialist with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. New mold colonies can form in as little as two to three days.Mold can cause fungal allergy and respiratory infections or worsen certain illnesses like asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.“Clean any damp or wet materials and furnishings within 24 to 48 hours of the water damage,” Turner said. “Porous materials like carpet, wood and ceiling tiles may need to be discarded. Non-porous materials made from metal, solid wood or plastic can be cleaned with detergent and water and then dried completely.”To treat mold, Turner recommends following these steps from UGA Extension:Wear protective gear during clean up. Reduce skin exposure by wearing gloves, long sleeves, long pants and sturdy shoes. Protect eyes by wearing goggles. To avoid breathing spores or fragments, wear a respirator rated N95 or higher.Isolate work areas and ventilate these areas to the outdoors. Cleaning disturbs mold colonies, which can release spores into the air. Seal off the areas being cleaned. Open windows, but do not run the air conditioner during cleanup.Remove and discard moldy materials. Throw out porous or contaminated materials like carpeting, carpet padding, mattresses and paper products. Cut away, dispose of and replace wet wallboard and insulation. Wash textile products. To reduce the release of mold spores, cover moldy material with plastic sheeting before removing them from your house.Clean all surfaces with a damp sponge or cloth and a mild detergent. You do not need to use bleach or a disinfectant.Flush the air. After cleaning and disinfecting, air out the space using fans in windows.Dry the area as quickly as possible. Once the area has been cleaned and the air flushed, close the windows and use air conditioning, fans and a dehumidifier to speed the drying process.Remain on mold alert. Continue looking for signs of moisture or new mold growth.“Most small areas of mold – those less than 10 square feet – can be cleaned without hiring a professional, but care should be taken to reduce health risks,” Turner said. “UGA Extension does not provide or recommend mold testing. There are some professional labs that offer this service. Testing will give you the name of the mold, but your time and money are better spent fixing the problem.”To prevent mold from growing in your house in the future, UGA Extension experts suggest following these steps to reduce moisture levels in your house.Turn on the exhaust fan in the bathroom when you take a shower and leave it on for about 5 minutes after you shower.Turn on the kitchen exhaust fan when you are cooking.Check and repair any leaky kitchen and bathroom faucets as well as other plumbing.Remove at least one-third of the contents of your closets to provide increased airflow and reduce the risk of mold. Install a louvered door on closets or keep closet doors open.Purchase a humidistat to monitor the relative humidity inside your house. (In areas with high humidity, like Georgia, keep the indoor level below 60 percent.)Vent your clothes dryer to the outside.Make sure water does not pool around the foundation of your house.If it does, clean, repair or replace gutters and make sure downspouts direct the water away from the foundation. Also, check the grading of the soil around the foundation of your house. It should have a gradual slope away from the foundation.For more information, visit the UGA Extension website at fcs.uga.edu/extension/mold-safety.last_img read more

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UVM Jeffords Center names Bud Meyers director

first_imgThe University of Vermont has named Professor H.W. “Bud” Meyers director of the James M. Jeffords Center, a newly established center at UVM for public policy research. The mission of the center is to conduct rigorous, scientifically-based research and evaluation, education, training, and outreach that will support the public’s efforts to address complex and challenging issues.”This is a very exciting time for the University of Vermont,” said Domenico Grasso, vice president for research. “As one of the nation’s premier small public research universities, the Jeffords Center is a critical component to our future and success, and Bud Meyers, with his experience in public policy research, is an excellent fit.”Meyers came to Vermont in 1971, after receiving his doctorate from the University of Connecticut. During his tenure at UVM, he has taught quantitative methods and statistics, directed several grant programs and served as department chair for the Department of Education. He has also served appointments as visiting scholar to Stanford University, Oulu University in Finland and Oxford University, England. While on leave from the university from 2000-2004, he served as Deputy Commissioner of Education for Vermont where he directed the development of the New England Common Assessment Program. For the past five years, he has been coordinating the policy research program of the Vermont Research Partnership at the University of Vermont.”I am pleased to be named the first director of the Jeffords Center,” said Meyers. “The opportunity to develop a center of this magnitude and diversity is a challenging one, but one to which I look forward. Working with the many colleges and departments at UVM, and at other institutions throughout the country, the interdisciplinary research that will be conducted will inform quality public policy decisions. Senator Jeffords’ legacy of accomplishment in each of the center’s signature areas of emphasis will continue to grow as scholars and policy makers collaborate in this important work. The center will reach out to all those who share the values that define the mission to develop and preserve humanity and our environment.”Drawing on the expertise of students and faculty throughout the university’s schools and colleges as well as partners from national and international institutions, the Jeffords Center is coordinating a diverse, interdisciplinary research agenda. This agenda and associated programs will be designed to inform solutions to our local, state, and national public policy questions in the areas of education, health care, environment, and effective government.                                                                               ###last_img read more

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Westbury Man Charged With Beating Dog to Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Westbury man has been arrested for allegedly beating his dog to death three months ago, Nassau County prosecutors and SPCA investigators said.Bing Jie Yang pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty Wednesday at Nassau County court.“This defendant allegedly beat his small Pomeranian so mercilessly that he broke the small dog’s ribs, fractured his liver and ultimately killed him,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Authorities said the 23-year-old man hit the two-year-old dog, Dan Dan, then took the dog to a local veterinarian hospital, where the dog was thought to be dead upon arrival on April 7.When efforts to revive the dog were unsuccessful, hospital staff alerted the Nassau County SPCA for investigation into possible animal cruelty.Investigators determined that Dan Dan had suffered blunt force trauma about his body and suffered from fractured ribs, a fractured liver and internal bleeding.Judge Patricia Harrington released Yang without bail and ordered him to surrender his Chinese passport. Yang is due back in court on July 29. He faces up to two years in jail, if convicted.last_img read more

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TOMAS Dubrovnik 2018: Guests in Dubrovnik spend 170 euros a day

first_imgCruise passengers spend an average of 59 euros a day Dubrovnik achieved record results in 2018 – an increase of 8 percent of arrivals was recorded than in the previous year, ie one million and 272 thousand arrivals. There were 5 percent more overnight stays, ie 4 million and 140 thousand, compared to the previous year. Dubrovnik Airport operated a total of nineteen scheduled flights a week between seven international airports. The session emphasized the direct connection between Dubrovnik and the United States of America after a full 28 years. Romana Vlašić pointed out the improvement of the offer in the winter period, but also that in 2019 they expect more open hotel capacities in the Dubrovnik area in that period. TOMAS DUBROVNIK 2018: Dubrovnik guests of private accommodation spend 114 euros, and cruise passengers 59 euros per day Jela Tepšić, Deputy Mayor, reminded that in 2017, citizens’ dissatisfaction was expressed and foreign media reported on Dubrovnik in a negative context. However, he believes that the “Respect the City” project is slowly advancing towards sustainable tourism. New rules of conduct have been set in the city center, which will highlight information for visitors within the Wall that, among other things, they are not allowed to consume food and drink and behave inappropriately near cultural monuments. As part of the fourth session of the Assembly of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik at the Hilton Imperial Hotel, along with the report for the tourist year 2018, the results of the research “TOMAS Dubrovnik 2018” were presented, reports DuList. Photo: Dubrovnik Tourist Board Guests are generally extremely satisfied, especially with the accommodation, service and quality of food, but there are elements that should change such as the offer of entertainment, sports and shopping opportunities and the crowds and traffic in the city. “In 2019, we expect significantly better occupancy and the pre-season and sub-season. In the first month of this year, we have a 30 percent increase in arrivals and overnight stays of XNUMX percent. We expect to better accommodate stationary guests, but also those from cruise shipsSaid Romana Vlašić, director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board. The obtained research results will be used for directing and improving promotional activities, strengthening the quality of the offer in certain segments, and designing and placing new marketing activities, point out the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.  City of Dubrovnik / Dubravko Lenert They learn the most about Dubrovnik via the Internet, but newspaper articles also stand out as a source of information. “The average age of stationary guests is 42 years, but hotel guests are still a little older. 66 percent of them are university educated. In 5-star hotels, 77 percent of guests have an income of more than 4 thousand euros”Said Marušić and added:”Stationary guests spend 170 euros a day, more than other destinations in Croatia. Consumption differs in categories, so that, for example, guests in private accommodation spend 114 euros per day. Cruise passengers spend an average of 59 euros a day” Zrinka Marušić from the Institute of Tourism presented the first TOMAS research in the area of ​​Dubrovnik. The survey was conducted on a sample of 1.578 respondents, i.e. hotel guests, private accommodation and cruisers. For the first time, Marušić points out, it was researched which guests come to Dubrovnik. The motivation for the arrival of tourists is no longer only because of passive rest and relaxation, but also because of the culture and getting to know the natural beauties and gastronomy, which is why guests who stay in five-star hotels most often come. Although they stay relatively short (25 percent of them from 1 to 3 nights and 70 percent from 4 to 7 nights), stationed guests are quite active during the visit. The largest percentage of surveyed tourists come to Dubrovnik for the first time, as many as 86 percent, and most often come with a partner, while the United States residents travel the most with their families. Most guests arrived from the UK, followed by tourists from the United States. German tourists accounted for 22 percent of arrivals, but the number of overnight stays decreased. In 2018, 10 percent fewer Croatian citizens visited Dubrovnik. In a month, the entire TOMAS Dubrovnik 2018 survey will be published, which we will also publish on the HrTurizam.hr portal.last_img read more

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Racial data proposal sparks new controversy in France

first_imgTopics : Macron “supports concrete actions to fight discrimination rather than a new debate on a subject unlikely to yield rapid and visible results,” a presidential adviser, who asked not to be named, told AFP. A 1978 French law prohibits the collection of data on a person’s race, ethnicity, or political or religious opinions for the national census or other surveys.This means there is no official data on the racial makeup of the population of France, long a country of immigration, including from its former colonies in North and West Africa.Race is a sensitive topic in France, a country deeply scarred by the memory of the Vichy government under German occupation during World War II rounding up and deporting Jews to Nazi concentration camps.Ndiaye’s boss, French President Emmanuel Macron, said Monday he did not wish to revisit “at this time” an issue that divides even the almost exclusively white members of his government. ‘Reconcile society’ In an address to the nation Sunday night, the president promised an “uncompromising” fight against racism after recent demonstrations against alleged prejudice in the police.On the same day, Human Rights Watch said France should halt identity checks by the police that are “abusive and discriminatory” towards black and Arab males.Macron in his address acknowledged France must address the fact that “the name, the address, the color of the skin” can affect a person’s chances in life.Ndiaye pressed on with her campaign Monday, telling broadcaster France Inter that racial data could help fight “subtle racism”.And it could help “reconcile two strands of our society that are forever at odds: those who tell you: ‘the blacks and the Arabs, people of color have access to nothing’ and those who tell you: ‘The problem does not exist’,” she insisted.Her proposal was shot down by cabinet members, including Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin.”I remain unfavorable to ethnic statistics which do not correspond with French universalism,” Le Maire told franceinfo, emphasizing a French citizen was French irrespective of origin or race.Darmanin told BFMTV he would rather support statistics based on where people live.”When you come from a disadvantaged neighborhood… whatever the color of your skin, it is more difficult to find an internship than when you are someone of a skin colour different than whites, as they say today, living in the seventh arrondissement of Paris”, a rich neighborhood.France’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, a government body, says collecting race data risked “stereotyping” people. As France reels from allegations of racism in the ranks of its police, a debate has resurfaced on lifting a long-standing ban on racial population data, which some say could help paint a clearer picture of inequality in the country.Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye raised the ire even of cabinet colleagues by proposing that including people’s race in the national database could allow policymakers to “measure and look at reality as it is”.Ndiaye, who is Senegalese-born and has complained of casual racism in her adoptive country, argued in a letter in Le Monde newspaper at the weekend that France should have an honest look at the “representativity of people of color in the public, political, economic and cultural life of our country”.last_img read more

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Soak up the Coast’s enviable lifestyle in an apartment metres from the beach

first_imgThe two bedrooms have their own bathrooms while the main has a walk-in wardrobe. Mr Mason, who lives in the apartment with his partner Penny, said it was a peaceful spot. “I love to sit out the front on the patio,” he said.“We can hear the ocean and people walking past, it’s just a really nice spot to sit.”The couple will move to a bigger apartment down the road.The apartment will go to auction on April 14 at 11am. MORE NEWS: Byron Beach pad breaks record The owners renovated the property to give it a more modern style.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It wasn’t in such a good state when I came across it,” he said. “It was neglected.”He spent weeks transforming the apartment, which now has a much more modern style.“It probably took about six weeks, it was quite intensive,” he said. “I think we kept the front door and that’s about it.”The kitchen, living and dining area can be opened up onto a wraparound courtyard through sliding glass doors, making it ideal for entertaining. MORE NEWS: US buyers snap up Coast house in pre-auction deal It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 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 Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 It’s a short stroll to the beach as well as cafes and restaurants. The Hedges Ave apartment has an open floorplan that flows seamlessly outside.KEEN to live in a low-maintenance apartment where you can stroll down to the beach for an early morning surf or to a cafe for brunch with friends on the weekend?This Mermaid Beach apartment on the ground floor of Hedges Ave’s Wirringa Sands building offers the best of beachside living.Its location was what attracted owner David Mason to the two-bedroom apartment about 18 months ago, despite being in desperate need of some tender loving care.last_img read more

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China in AWE takeover push. Bid not attractive enough, target firm says

first_imgPrior takeover attempts The company has previously received and rejected takeover offers, one in May 2016 and one in 2013.In 2016, AWE received a $421.5 million proposal from Lone Star Japan Acquisitions, Ltd on behalf of the Lone Star Fund. At the time, the A$0.80 ($0.61 at current exchange rates) per share offer was rejected by the company’s board.As for the offer from 2013, the company rejected a takeover by Senex Energy deeming it not in the best interests of AWE shareholders, and not appropriate to pursue. Australian oil and gas company AWE Limited has received a proposal from China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group for the acquisition of 100% of shares in AWE.AWE said on Thursday that the unsolicited, non-binding, indicative, and conditional offer came from China Energy Reserve and Chemical Group’s (CERCG) Australian subsidiary.The Australian company added that China’s state-owned CERCG wanted to acquire 100% of the shares in AWE, on a fully diluted basis, at a price of $0.71 cash per share under either a recommended takeover bid or a scheme of arrangement (indicative proposal).At such a price, the total cash consideration for a 100% share acquisition stands at around $430 million. When compared, the $0.71 per share offer by CERCG is higher than the $0.55 and $0.545 closing prices of shares the company reported on Wednesday and Thursday.It is also worth noting that the stock price soared on Friday after the offer came to light. At the moment, the share price of AWE stands at $0.67. AWE currently has assets offshore and onshore Australia as well as in the Natuna Sea off Indonesia. BassGas and Casino are the company’s Australian offshore projects while the only remaining offshore project is Ande Ande Lumut off Indonesia since AWE sold its stake in the Tui field off New Zealand.Onshore, the company is the operator of the Waitsia gas project and holds stakes and operatorships of several licenses in the Perth Basin.Regarding production levels, the company has produced 2,75 million boe in 2017 so far. In comparison, AWE produced around five million boe in 2016.Offshore Energy Today Staffcenter_img Indicative proposal The indicative proposal includes the acquisition of any shares that are issued by AWE under the recently announced share purchase plan that is currently scheduled to close December 14.AWE did disclose the receipt of the indicative proposal before the company’s board concluded its assessment of the proposal, but its initial reaction is that the proposal is “not sufficiently attractive to provide access to due diligence.”It must be said that such an offer is subject to several conditions, including completion of satisfactory due diligence, obtaining Foreign Investment Review Board approval, execution of an implementation agreement, and approval by CERCG’s board.The company added that there was no certainty and no guarantee that the indicative proposal would result in a transaction, adding it would keep the market informed on any material developments related to takeover offer.“AWE shareholders do not need to take any action in response to the Indicative Proposal at this stage,” AWE said, adding it has appointed UBS AG, Australia Branch as financial advisor and Allens as legal advisor.last_img read more

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11 Big mistakes men make in committed relationships

first_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleRelationships 11 Big mistakes men make in committed relationships by: – August 5, 2014 Share When in a committed relationship, there are tough times as well as good times, all of that is part of the whole package. But there are some men out there who are making their relationship harder by doing one or more of the following mistakes, whether that’ll be consciously or unconsciously……whether you’re one of them or not, at one time you’re likely to commit any of these mistakes unconsciously also…..but worry not, this article is here to your aid…1. Craving for Emotional Dependency in a PartnerGetting a thoughtful and understanding partner in a relationship is every man’s dream, a partner who knows how to fulfill his needs and meet them the way he wants them to be met, that’s a golden one.But don’t let it keep you up at night wondering when that time will come, because as a man you’re supposed to be more practical, assertive and proactive as well as flexible in your approach to life and people in your life.Be more realistic with things and depend on yourself more than other people, usually a man who has a lot going on in his life doesn’t need emotional dependency towards anyone aside himself and his things.Emotional dependency is one big relationship and attraction killers, especially when a man projects this trait. It’s a total turn-off to a girl. A man is obligated to run things in a relationship and life courageously and confidently, not tremble when threats arise or maybe not strong enough to face challenges.Every woman wants a strong man, one who can take good care of her and handle anything confidently to the end; it’s a kind of security she’s craving for in a man of her dreams and long term partner.Lack of confidence and self esteem is a cause of this weakness in among so many men today. At first a man may appear strong in certain interactions, but as time wears off, he displays this trait in different ways. It could be through insecurity, nagging or constant asking for validation or advice or showing controlling behaviors.Men who have achieved a lot in their lives or men who have a lot going on in their life, don’t have such weaknesses, because that void has been fueled by so much self belief, healthy self esteem and confidence which have been created by their achievements and completed goals.SOLUTION: Set goals and achieve them, no matter how small or irrelevant. Find hobbies which you enjoy doing then go as deep as to learn more about them to the extent you master them to the fullest enough to show our teach other people. Getting yourself out there pursuing things and achieving them constantly gives you a power like no other, you won’t only get a supper healthy self esteem to run your relationship greatly….but also you will get some things which will improve you and ultimately your whole life.2. See relationship as the ultimate source of happinessSome men have the tendency of starting a relationship and trying to make it as a therapy of their own past emotional traumas, i.e. as an escapement from memories or experiences of their own dysfunctional family or past relationships. As a result, he keeps his expectations too high in that relationship beyond normal just to come and self destruct later on after over-depending on it and believing it as a source of great happiness.Don’t get me wrong; having a relationship with someone who understands you so well than anyone else, someone who has all the qualities that you look for in a girl, is in fact very great. But that doesn’t have to make you believe that relationships are the ultimate source of happiness because if that happens, you’ll be disappointed a lot when your needs aren’t met by her sometimes. It could be that she has accidentally forgotten something, and then you become very depressed because of that, when it could be that they didn’t do that on purpose.Then putting a girl on a pedestal will come as a side effect of that, which will put a girl in a very discomforting position because she’ll try very hard to meet the expectations which you have about her, since girls naturally don’t want to disappoint people, it’ll be a very frustrating job for her to maintain well since your beyond-perfect expectations will be impossible for her to meet. And when that doesn’t happen, you will be more disappointed in her and the entire relationship.Don’t be naive and delusional, relationship isn’t a source of ultimate happiness. Being alive and live your life the way you want it to be with the people that you want to live with, her being one of them; that’s the ultimate happiness. But things don’t stop there as you’ll always crave for more in life since; we as humans always strive to get more out in life. Your happiness Gage doesn’t get full but it grows over time with the experiences of happiness you get.SOLUTION: Read self help books or quotes of motivational speakers or your favorite authors. My favorite motivational speaker is Anthony Robbins, get his books and audios online or buy them at Amazon. This is a great source of getting motivation in improving your self esteem and confidence in just about anything else in life, not just your relationship.3. Suffocate a girl with attention or their presence.Dating or being with somebody in a committed relationship doesn’t mean you should invade their private space every time with your presence and what you have to offer. Some men do this unconsciously every time without realizing the effects it has in their relationship believing that it’s important to strengthen the bond between them.Love grows in the absence of pressure, that is for certain and you can even bet on it. When you’re always there every time without giving your girl a space and time to miss you more often. Sometimes she might want to do other things with her friends or family members but be too limited due to you presence, she might be afraid to tell you directly so instead she might send signals which would’ve been hard for that man to notice since he’s busy suffocating her more and more.That backfires and you can be sure of that, instead of increasing the attraction she has for you, you decrease it.Another way men do this is through showering her with presents and gifts frequently without any occasion, just to win her attention or validation. This is just very wrong man. He might be right there beside here and follow her everywhere she goes like a lost puppy, he’s willing to do each and everything she asks, even the things she didn’t asks for….he just does them.This behavior is due to the lack of experience with women, he’s doing this believing he’s strengthening the bond while he’s sabotaging his own relationship.SOLUTION: Find your interests, hobbies and passions then spend your time doing them, stick to them and develop yourself. Give her the space which she needs; give her the time to miss you sometimes. Be a prize and let her come to you when she has really missed you. Use that time also to do your own things which are beneficial for your life or career, because at the end; the entire relationship and your life depends on the balance that will come when you have everything stable and secure in your life.4. Let complacency get in the waySome men early in the relationship show immense passion by treating a girl too well, fulfilling each of her every needs, but later on the momentum fades away until it dies completely. Then at the end they focus on other things more than their relationship leaving it to become stale, boring until it dies away. They could hang out with their buddies more than their girlfriend/wife or they could just be very busy with other things more, spending more time on other things than their girlfriend/wife. This makes the relationship boring as he doesn’t make any effort in maintaining it, until it becomes too much to handle and not worth the effort to fight for it, eventually it dies.Don’t fool yourself, relationship needs work to keep and maintaining it and that needs cooperation but it’s mostly a man’s job to do that as he’s the one who initiated it in the first place. Investment of time and effort is needed to some extent in maintaining it, but some men ignore that letting it run itself which is impossible. A man must divide his time equally in his life, but should add a little time in his relationship.It’s easy to fall into bad habit of getting used to someone, until you take their presence for granted, it’s until they slip out of your life then you realize their true value and contribution in your life. We all do this all the time sometimes, to our parents and friends, but it’s unconsciously. There’s a solution to this, and it’s pretty simple.SOLUTION: Don’t keep things too passionate in the beginning of a relationship that will suck your enthusiasm of keeping your relationship stable. Be realistic but also be sweet but not over-passionate. When you become over-passionate it’s easy for your will power to be drained; it’s called Ego Depletion. Otherwise when you’ve already reached this stage, in order to save your relationship you should keep things fun and adventurous. Plan trips together, go out and have fun frequently but not too much as it’ll get old, at least thrice a week is enough. Keep your communication strong and intimate. Keep things interesting and challenging from all point of view for the both of you.5. Being over occupied with other ResponsibilitiesEveryone has got responsibilities in their lives, except for those people who are in the asylum. Some have too many Responsibilities for their own good but still manage to balance them with their relationships and cooling off a little bit sometimes. But some men make their responsibilities seems more tough and time consuming as if like they’re building a new universe. They’re always on the move, here and there they move about achieving nothing or too little in the process because such people have little control over their lives and their inner selves, so you’ll find them working for somebody.Now imagine such guy and in a committed relationship, total disaster right?!Responsibilities are important part of life, it’s what make you go from day to day, but they’re not everything in life. They never end; throughout your life you’ll meet new and more challenging responsibilities than you can handle. So what?!….Take things easy, don’t get too caught up with work or school responsibilities enough to forget the other parts of your life, which are more important, like the important people who are in your life; whether that will be your family or partner.Don’t let such things make your social and personal life fall apart, there are some things in your life once lost can never be replaced. Great people are such things, so is your family. Work is always there, you will find it always and it’ll never end. But people get old, people get bored and leave…people die. So make the most of them while they’re there for you, so later you don’t have anything to regret.Some people look back and regret bad, when they’re old and remember how they’ve taken their relationship for granted, how they’ve abused their freedom and time..…it’s a worse feeling EVER….TRUST ME…you don’t want to fall in the same line….Fix it NOW..!!SOLUTION: The main important thing of this is to be aware of this, once you’re aware of the problem then it become much easier for you to avoid and save your relationship. Learn to keep your relationship more important than anything else in your life, it comes first then other things follow. Balance things, if you learn to balance everything in your life things will be a whole lot easier and manageable. Don’t let go of yourself EVER…..it’ll become so natural and easy for you to take things for granted but don’t let this happen to you.6. Not satisfying her needsAs men become more concerned with bigger things and pay attention to bigger maters in life, sometimes this has the effect of making us ignore or fail to recognize the small details and signals which girls are sending to us. Many men are having hard time becoming aware of small details, it’s because we’re naturally hardwired to focus on much more bigger things that we miss some things in the picture.Many men become monotonous later after they’ve entered in a committed relationship, fall into a routine and forgetting all of the things which their girlfriends likes, and much worse even ignore the signals which she’s sending him to hint them.It could be that, she was into going out a lot then at some point you stopped taking her out because of the responsibilities in your life which you’re over-exaggerating, it could be that you used to cook her favorite food but now you don’t because you think that she’s okay with it since it’s clearly that you’re busy saving the world. Whatever state you’re in, it doesn’t give you the right to bring effects to your outside world and people.Remember that, women have needs which need to be met and you not going about to meet those needs is simply being irresponsible. The flaw most men have is an act of treating women the same way they treat their buddies now a days.Men and women operate differently and when that is so, their needs and desires are completely different from each other. Some men don’t know this completely, it could be a lack of experience or just ignorance. Women have many biological factors which makes them act the way they do, in that case they need to be treated with care, understanding and tenderness. They have their needs, plenty of them which need to be met. And some of them might not admit that, but that they expect you to understand that so don’t ignore that fact.7. Not working to develop themselves and their relationship (Completely Letting themselves go)Just as every living thing in life, a relationship can be conceived then it grows and eventually it dies. But unlike living things, a relationship’s death depends hugely on your effort to keep it alive and healthy, that’s where our guy comes along to the rescue his love life.A man is responsible to constantly keep his relationship growing big and bigger every now and then through various ways. When he let relationship drive itself, eventually it goes to a dead end street and crushes. He does this in so many ways. Most men aren’t even aware of this thing, they don’t know a relationship is like a living thing which needs work and constant maintenance in order to keep it thriving and healthy. And lack of the proper treatment can make it become unhealthy, diminishing dull until it dies. He has to initiate the participation process between him and his girl to make their relationship grow through a number of activities which they would’ve planned together. The process of making their relationship grow big and bigger, more healthier is a responsibility which both of them have to do, equally.Most men even go as far as to overload the girls with the responsibility of driving the relationship all by herself, she does all the work of keeping it stable and healthy, since he has no idea of this concept and she sees it as him ignoring his responsibility, it brings misunderstanding between them as it would’ve seemed like he’s doing things on purpose while he has no idea of what he’s doing wrong, because of the fact that he cant see anything.Only very experienced men understand this concept, or women themselves. So when she cheats on him it doesn’t ring a bell on his head completely of what he did wrong to cause that infidelity, since he provided all the security a girl could ever asked for.Security isn’t enough my friends, security is just the one of the things which a woman needs in a man….but not everything. A girl has a big list of things which she needs in a man, and all of them needs to be handled in a certain way….it isn’t a difficult thing, some men handle them all the time.SOLUTION: Visit my article of 20 Tips of How to be the Best Boyfriend to get all the info’s which you need to tackle this problem. Or check out the solution of the following problem, which will also be helpful in solving this problem that most men make unconsciously.8. Keeping things too seriousSome men tend to take things too serious to the extremes or acting too straight forward in a relationship, it’s not their intention to do so, but it’s just in their nature, past experiences or due to the nature of their work……thus being controlling or being too formal…….men, that was even boring for me to write.This is a huge turn off to girls, and brings boredom in the relationship which in turns kills everything. Most men are not aware of this until they’re told by outsiders or their partners. No sense of humor or fun in their relationship completely.I can’t strain this more enough, it’s obvious and clear how many men portray this behavior; some even come up with new ways to display it.SOLUTION: Keep things refreshing, fun and adventurous. Making your partner happy doesn’t necessarily bringing her grand gifts like a diamond earrings or 20K gold chain, just create the atmosphere of fun in your relationship in every way possible. And mostly importantly add some charm and huge amount of fun in your character……And 20K gold chain wouldn’t hurt either…….learn to take things easy, be light hearted and humorous. Totally strong emotionally to undergo anything without letting it affect your outside world. Read some of my articles for proper enlightenment.9. Having an emotional affairEmotional affair is the tendency of one of the partner having to spend more time with someone else from outside, than their fellow partner. It doesn’t matter what they’re doing, so long as they violate the right of giving their partner the right of spending adequate amount of time that they truly deserve, that’s emotional affair. If a person spends more time with someone else of the opposite or same sex, than they do with their partner whom they are in a serious relationship with; they are committing emotional affair.So….having an affair doesn’t necessarily have to mean taking your pants off and jumping into bed with another girl?!….That’s right, I told you relationship needs work…!!…The word commitment itself says everything.We’ve all seen it in movies how men do these mistakes over and over again, from one movie to another…it starts like this, a girl is home preparing dinner for her partner, then it turn out that the guy is out having fun with his buddies then when he reaches home he finds the girl wearing nice outfit while snoozing on top of a dinner table that has two plain plates and two candles which are on their halfway to melt completely, assisted by soft music on the background…..its until then he realizes that he has screwed things up, before even waking up the girl, he already knows that he did something wrong. And you know what?!…some guys watches that movie but still manages to pull off the same kind of mistake but in a different manner…..that’s how some men are today.SOLUTION: Learn to divide up your time well, and give your girl the right amount of time which she needs and deserves. But again that doesn’t mean spending too much time with her, it means spending the right amount time with her, balance this so it doesn’t backbite you. For busy guys, spending 3 full days in one week is totally enough, don’t let busyness consume you so much then you’re like telling yourself that, Jennifer will understand, yah she will be understanding for some time, but if you go overboard continuously with the same excuse it’s be too much for her to handle and you’ll be left alone with your busyness of building a new universe of your own.10. Constant Confrontation:This comes in terms of couples fighting every time…..this is a big relationship killer in most cases because couples get tired of the constant fight, especially the girl. There are certain ways to handle a girl well and you can get along with her very well in the relationship. Give her what she wants, challenge her occasionally, tease her, surprise her most of the time and be spontaneous. As long as you maintain these, then things will be on the right path….just know your girl, understand her to know what makes her tick and what makes her open up……experiment and analyse….SOLUTION: Don’t let things get stale or boring in any moment of your relationship, it’s a man’s role to drive most of the interaction in a relationship…..from the moment a man courted or approached a girl, that moment is like taking a a responsibility of keeping it running till the end of time……you approached her in the first place didn’t you?!….then finish things till the end….it’s you responsibility as a man……don’t complain and don’t run away from that responsibility if you’re a real man, a man you think she’ll look up to…..keep things fresh…new exciting….and adventurous……then your relationship will run itself for years and years.!!11. Letting outsiders interfere their relationshipA personal relationship is a private matter between you and your partner, no one has the right to interfere with it or change anything about it with or without your permission except you and your girl. Some men go as far as to share their private stuffs with their fellow men, intimate things which shouldn’t be discussed with outsiders.Some men’s relationship is being controlled by their mother or friends influence, that’s really embarrassing and pathetic…..really.This shows that they lack control of their relationship, so some men and women tell them what to do, instead of him solving matters alone he ends up following opinions or advice which are fatal to that relationship. Matters of two people who are in a committed relationship, should be only solved by those two people who are in that relationship.Its ok listening to people and ask for their advice, but don’t see those advice and opinions as the only solution to your problem or advancement in whatever area of your relationship which needs amendments.A man is the only one who knows how is relationship is going, it’s impossible for an outsider to completely understand his situation because he’s not the one in that relationship, the outsider doesn’t know that girl well, no one knows that girl well than you do so do what you believe works best in that situation instead of depending on outside influences to run their relationship.Some people just want to destroy your relationship and watch you fall, so its very important in deciding which advice you’ll take to improve your relationship. Some men just blindly and desperately try everything they’re given instead of filtering things, they just do what they’ve been told works and so they just implement it. People are different in every aspect, so don’t treat them the same way trust me.SOLUTION: People are different, so every man should treat all girls differently, there isn’t a silver bullet that goes for all girls, I mean in certain aspects it’s a yes but not everything. Study your girl so you can know how to go about her, and don’t just follow people’s advice, some people don’t wish well for you committed relationship so take some advice sure…but filter them first.BE PROACTIVE…..TAKE ACTION……and remember you’re doing that for you mostly, not her….best of luck…!!Marie Claire Sharecenter_img 577 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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Police: Suspects Stole $6,500 Worth Of iPhones From Wal-Mart

first_imgAurora Police are looking for more information regarding a Wal-Mart burglary. (Aurora PD)Authorities are asking the community for help identifying two men they believe stole $6,500 worth of iPhones from the Aurora Wal-Mart.Aurora Police Chief Josh Daugherty said the alleged crime occurred in the connections center of the store on Thursday around 2:47 p.m.“As the electronics associate became occupied with a customer, one male subject crouches down to see an unlocked case,” Daugherty said in an email. “The other male shields the view as he crouches back down and begins selecting several iPhones from the case.”Aurora Police are looking for information on suspects accused of a Wal-Mart burglary. (Aurora PD)Police say one suspect placed the phones inside a loaded cart of previously selected merchandise. The men allegedly concealed several phones in their jacket when they exited the store on the grocery side.The two men drove away in what police say may be a red BMW with Ohio plates, but due to picture quality it is difficult to verify.“Multiple iPhones were concealed and later stolen. The total financial loss was about $6500.00,” Daugherty indicated.Police believe the suspects may have left in a red BMW with Ohio plates. (Aurora PD)If you can identify the individuals in the photographs please contact the Aurora Police Department at 812-926-1101 and for Detective McBride or Officer Hailstorm.last_img read more

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Field set for Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Two-time winner Dustin Smith heads the list of qualifiers for Saturday’s Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions.Smith, from Lake City and the 2013 and 2015 race winner, is one of a dozen Modified drivers who topped Friday heats and will advance to the final day show at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.First-time qualifiers are Vern Jackson of Waterloo, Josh Ruby of Lakota, Anthony Roth of Colum­bus, Neb., Johnny Scott of Cameron, Mo., Kyle Strickler of Mooresville, N.C., and Bob Moore of Sioux City.Mike Van Genderen of Newton, Joel Rust of Grundy Center and Mike Jergens of Plover are all second time qualifiers.Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst, Calif., qualifier for the third time and Todd Shute of Des Moines makes his career sixth Harris RoC start.*William Gould of Calera, Okla., starts on the pole for tonight’s Fast Shafts All-Star Modified Invita­tional, with Clay Money of Penokee, Kan., and Dean Abbey of Roanoke, Texas, completing the front row.Will Ward of Cobleskill, N.Y., Madrid’s Kyle Brown and Johnny Scott of Cameron, Mo., line up on row two. Ethan Dotson of Bakersfield, Calif., Jay Noteboom of Hinton and Todd Shute of Des Moines comprise row three.Taking the green from row four will be Kelly Shryock of Fertile, Tim Ward of Chandler, Ariz., and A.J. Ward of Ionia, Mich. Row five has Jeremy Payne of Buckeye, Ariz., Hunter Marriott of Brookfield, Mo., and Jason Wolla of Ray, N.D.On row six are Darin Duffy of Urbana, Cory Sample of Winnemucca, Nev., and Richie Gustin of Gilman. Row seven starters are Corey Dripps of Reinbeck, Kyle Strickler of Mooresville, N.C., and Steven Bowers Jr. of Topeka, Kan.Clint Luellen of Minburn, Mike Jergens of Plover and Jordan Grabouski of Beatrice, Neb., are on row eight while Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., Chris Abelson of Sioux City and Ricky Al­varado of Delta, Colo., start on row nine.Two-time defending winner Jimmy Gustin of Marshalltown, Matt Guillaume of Haslet, Texas, and Jeff Taylor of Cave City, Ark., complete the 30-car starting grid.last_img read more

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