Wearing plastic goggles and rubber gloves, vector control specialist Tina Smith dropped a few chemical briquettes that stunt the growth of mosquito pupae into a green backyard swimming pool in Downey. She stared into the murky water teaming with swimming mosquito pupae. “This chemical floods mosquitoes with an overdose of their own hormones,” she said as thousands of pupae floated on the surface. “They can’t develop into adults.” With the first discovery of West Nile-positive mosquitoes this week in Los Angeles County, the season for the virus has officially begun. That, along with warming temperatures and more people outdoors this holiday weekend, means it’s once again time to take up precautions, vector control and health officials said. “Memorial Day is the first weekend people are outside,” said Mark Hall, a supervisor at the Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District in Santa Fe Springs. “They’re more prone to mosquito attacks.” The discovery of mosquitoes carrying the virus came much earlier this year than last year, when positive mosquitoes were not found until July, officials said. It means that everything you might have learned last year about protecting yourself against the virus could be put to the test this weekend. For the complete story, pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Harry Kane Kane and Winks join Alli in withdrawing from England duty Harry West Last updated 2 years ago 05:47 11/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur England v Germany England v Brazil Premier League Friendlies The Tottenham duo become the latest players to pull out of the friendly clashes against Germany and Brazil, with Jake Livermore called up Harry Kane and Harry Winks have joined Tottenham team-mate Dele Alli in pulling out of England’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.Kane 7/4 to be PL top scorerWest Brom midfielder Jake Livermore has been called up by Gareth Southgate for the games at Wembley on November 10 and 14. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was confirmed on Sunday Alli would play no part in the matches due to the hamstring injury that ruled him out of Spurs’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.Squad update: we’ll be without @HKane and @HarryWinks for this month’s games, while @29_JL has been called up. https://t.co/7Vbo4UZNeS — England (@England) November 6, 2017 And Alli has been joined on the sidelines by Kane and Winks as Southgate suffers a blow in his planning for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.Kane took a knock to the leg against Palace, with Spurs keen to avoid any risks being taken with his fitness ahead of their clash with Arsenal upon the resumption of the Premier League while Winks sustained an ankle problem during the same game.Kane’s absence increases the chances of Swansea City’s on-loan Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham making his England debut.
Transfers Dybala wants Pogba reunion at Juventus Josh Challies 00:06 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Juventus Manchester United Premier League Serie A Paulo Dybala Paul Pogba Amid reports that the France midfielder is unsettled at Old Trafford, Dybala admits he would love to see him back in Turin Paulo Dybala wants a reunion with Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba at Juventus.France international Pogba arrived at United from Juve for an initial €105 million in 2016 but has struggled for consistency in the Premier League.The 25-year-old was dropped by Jose Mourinho in 2017-18 as reports of a strained relationship between the pair surfaced, leading to links with a return to the Serie A champions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Dybala inherited the Bianconeri’s number 10 jersey from Pogba and is keen to link up with his former team-mate again.”Hearing that he is maybe coming back, I’m very happy, even more with the relationship I have with him. Now we could stop making video calls and we would go back to training together,” the Argentina star told TyC Sports.”I felt very good on the pitch with him. There was a lot of feeling between us, and we also get on very well off the field.”We always created new greetings, new ways to celebrate a goal, like when we touched our fingers after watching Dragon Ball Z.”Pogba or Dybala ? Make your choice at https://t.co/pRpVziFcSX ! #ForzaJuve @adidasfootball pic.twitter.com/LoQofo9OmU— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 17, 2016Dybala could take on Pogba at the World Cup in Russia, as Argentina and France are tipped as contenders to go all the way in the tournament.
The supposed “Dream Team” of last year’s Philadelphia Eagles didn’t even make the playoffs. A year later, Michael Vick surveyed his team’s roster and declared it worthy of not just one Super Bowl, but many.“When I look at our football team and what we have on paper, I think about when I was growing up and the great San Francisco 49er teams, the great Green Bay Packer teams, and the great Dallas Cowboy teams, how they just positioned themselves to compete and be one of the best teams out there,” Vick said.“I think we have a chance to be that. I think we have a chance to develop a dynasty,” he said on Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia.That’s big — outrageous? — talk for someone on a team that went 8-8 last year and has not even gotten into training camp for the upcoming season. But Vick said it is not just his feeling.“I think it’s just a mindset for my organization on down to the players,” he said in the interview. “We know we can do it. We know what we have, that’s the great thing about it. We know what we have as a team, as an organization and what better position to be in than to know that you have an opportunity?”They had an opportunity last season, adding quality free agents to the point where backup quarterback Vince Young dubbed the Eagles the “Dream Team.” It did not work out so well. The Eagles did not mesh as a unit until it was too late.This off-season the Eagles issued big-money extensions to players already on the roster, like wide receiver DeSean Jackson, running back LeSean McCory and defensive end Trent Cole. They added two-time Pro Bowl lineback DeMeco Ryans in a trade with the Houston Texans.Vick said the Eagles are in a “special place” now. And while the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal, having a strong regular season is the immediate goal.“I think just getting to the postseason right now is our focus,” he said. “The Super Bowl is going to come if it’s meant to happen. Some of the best teams have some of the best luck. Maybe we’ll have some of that. I think our focus needs to be one game at a time, just getting into the postseason.”
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. I guess if we are stuck in a particular weather pattern, the current one is not all that bad. We will continue to have varying amounts of morning clouds and afternoon sunshine today into the middle of next week. No rain in sight.No sign of the occasional visitor, a pesky low that settles in over Rose Festival time. Not this year. If kind of looked like it earlier last week, but areas of instability and showers will remain over the Cascades and to our east.After two days with highs only in the 60s Monday and Tuesday, we finally made it into the 70s Wednesday. We should be in the 70s for afternoon high temperatures for the next week at least. Close to 70 if clouds hang in longer and closer to 80 if they clear off quickly. All in all, typical late May and early June weather.On the flip side, the middle section of the country is having disastrous weather. Over 1,000 tornadoes have been reported this season and many big ones. The past couple of years we had fewer than average tornadoes in the U.S.With the influx of smartphones, a majority of severe-weather events are now recorded. I watched on social media many terrifying scenes by brave picture takers. I can only imagine the adrenaline running through those people. Watching it on TV is one thing, but actually being there is another.