first_imgA mass was held at the Catholic Church of Saint Ann, Marietta, Ga., on June 7 for Ronald Martin Meyers, 76, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Union City. He passed away May 30. He was born in Union City to Ethel Valentine and Frederick Meyers. He graduated high school from Saint Michael’s, and attended college at Villanova. His senior year at Villanova he was drafted by the NFL to play for the Cleveland Browns. Ronald was an avid sports fan, and he delighted in his family and storytelling. He was a member of the Catholic Church of Saint Ann, and a past member of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Ronald is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara Laquidara Meyers; daughters Lisa Stevens (Tim) and Courtney Hobbs (Jeff); and grandchildren, Jordan, Kinsley, and Madeline Stevens, Jackson and Aiden Hobbs.Services arranged by the H.M. Patterson Canton Hill Chapel, Mariettea, Ga.last_img read more

Algae Blooms Spreading to New Long Island Waters

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Harmful algae blooms that can disrupt aquatic ecosystems and are potentially toxic to humans and pets have started appearing in new waterways on the East End of Long Island this year.Researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University have found red tide, a type of toxic algae bloom, in Moneybogue Bay in Westhampton for the first time in May. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) also confirmed last month that blue-green algae have infested Lake Agawam, Mill Pond and Wickapogue Pond in Southampton, as well as Big Reed Pond in Montauk and Marratooka Lake in Mattituck for the first time.“The algae blooms are not only unsightly but also harmful,” said Robert DeLuca, the president of Group for the East End. “Their presence is more troubling than ever, they’re lasting longer than ever, and they’re more diverse than ever.”Experts blame such algae blooms on storm water runoff and excess nutrients from septic systems flowing into the water. Last month, a team from IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge consulted Suffolk County officials on upgrading the county’s septic systems to combat the problem.Blue-green algae first appeared on Long Island in 2003, followed by red tide in 2006. Another type of algae bloom known as brown tide first emerged in 1985, devastating the scallop and oyster industry over the past three decades.“These algae range from toxic to wildlife and toxic to humans to just plain nuisance and everything in-between,” said Carl LoBue, the senior marine scientist for the Nature Conservancy on Long Island.Alexandrium, one of the species of red tide algae, can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, which can be fatal to humans. Microcystis, a type of blue-green algae, is also toxic to humans.“The red tide and blue green algae synthesize neuro-toxins and liver-toxins, respectively,” Christopher Gobler, the professor from SoMAS who led the research, said in an email. “These can sicken humans and animals. Humans are made sick if they drink freshwater with blue green algae or consume shellfish with red tide. Dogs can be made sick by drinking water with blue green algae.”Algae blooms also cloud water and block sunlight to eelgrass, killing not only the eelgrass, but the fish and shellfish that use the eelgrass for spawning and nursery grounds.Red tide also has been reported in Northport Harbor and Forges River in Mastic this year. Brown tide has affected Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, Shinnecock Bay, and Quantuck Bay over the past several years.“It is slightly different for each species, but the common link among them is excessive loading of nitrogen from land to water body due to waste water (septic tanks) or fertilizers,” Gobler said. “In both cases, the nitrogen from these sources enter the groundwater which flows to surface waters.”DEC’s Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Program searches for the presence of Alexandrium in Long Island’s shellfisheries, and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services tests water from the county’s swimming beaches. Health officials urged the public not to swim or wade in the effected waters.The emergence of the algae blooms, which usually appear from spring to fall, was delayed this year across LI. One of the factors that led to the delay was this year’s cold winter, according to Gobler and LoBue.Great South Bay has also had less severe brown tides since Sandy created a new inlet in Fire Island. The new inlet has helped flush the usually stagnant bay water with ocean water, reducing the amount of pollution in the bay.“It’s an eye opener,” LoBue said. “People are saying, ‘Oh my gosh, we can recover from this.’ Some of them probably forgot that water’s not supposed to be brown.”last_img read more

3 ways your credit union can use Snapchat right now

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Snapchat isn’t just for Kylie Jenner. With a rapidly growing user base, Snapchat is ready for the mainstream. Specifically, Snapchat is ready to take on your business. You may be thinking, “How can a reputable business utilize an app so often associated with teenage girls and puppy dog filters?” The answer is: very well. While it may not provide immediate revenue, Snapchat marketing provides ROI with culture and brand awareness. Keep reading on how to get hip with it.Start with who YOU are.Forget jumping into promotions and BUY THIS, DO THAT. When businesses jump to that, it makes me want to jump out the nearest window. Start with your culture. Are you a wacky credit union that does fun in-branch activities? Story that! Are you like our friends at Inspire Federal Credit Union and do a lot of community outreach? Snap that. Save that. Story that. It’s so simple to show people the credit union difference by showcasing awesome staff. Plus, you can give your CEO a puppy face. continue reading »last_img read more

NYC Woman Convicted of Killing Neighbor, Dumping Body on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn woman was convicted Tuesday of killing her 28-year-old neighbor, dismembering the victim’s body and scattering the remains in Bay Shore and Hempstead last year.A Suffolk County jury found Leah Cuevas, 44, guilty of second-degree murder.Prosecutors said Cuevas killed Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, a Guyanese immigrant and mother of four, in the apartment building where the suspect and victim both had lived.The victim was reported missing July 5. Her torso and severed legs were found in a vacant lot on the corner of Maple Avenue and Gibson Street in Bay Shore on July 8. The victim’s head and arms were found days later scattered in Hempstead.Cuevas denied killing Browne and had told neighbors that the victim “walked off with a Jamaican man.”Judge John Toomey is scheduled to sentence Cuevas on Jan. 14. She faces up to 25 years in prison.last_img read more

Task Force Report delay ‘disgrace’

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Corus steels itself for £100m property review

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: I feel same pressure as Jurgen Klopp

first_img Press Association Klopp makes his Barclays Premier League debut in the White Hart Lane encounter on Saturday as he looks to reinvigorate the Reds’ disappointing start to the season. The German has set his stall out to lead the Merseyside club to one title within four years, while in the short term he and Pochettino are scrapping it out for a place in the top four. Spurs have hired six managers in 10 years in pursuit of regular Champions League football and Pochettino believes his job comes with an equal burden of pressure. “Can he win one title in four years? I don’t know. It’s a question for other people, not me,” the Argentinian said. “I believe he knows he is in a big club and Liverpool have a lot of expectation. It’s like us at Tottenham – there is the same pressure. In a few years we need to win some titles too, no? “I think it’s very good for the Premier League that he comes here. “He impressed us with his job at Borussia Dortmund and we wish him all the best – after Saturday.” Pochettino led Southampton to eighth in his first full campaign in England, which equalled the club’s highest league finish since 1990. Southampton’s players quickly adopted Pochettino’s high-pressing style and he believes Klopp can make a similarly swift impact at Anfield. “Convince the players they believe in your philosophy and your ideas – that’s the first important thing,” Pochettino said. “Then you need to know the culture, the different mentality, the different football in England. “When you are a manager like Klopp and you have the capacity to manage in the Champions League final, you have the skill to adapt your ideas to the new culture.” center_img Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he is under just as much pressure as Liverpool’s new manager Jurgen Klopp.last_img read more

Lakers’ Byron Scott: Kobe Bryant still intends to play all seven remaining games

first_imgSo, Randle extended that feel-good moment into breaking out his inner Sam Cassell and pretended to hold out grapefruit-sized balls. Most of the Lakers found the celebration funny. The NBA found the celebration an “obscene gesture” and issued Randle a $15,000 fine for it.“It’s a big win, having fun. It’s not that big of a deal,” Randle said. “Let the joke be on me.” The NBA has routinely issued fines to players who celebrate in such fashion to keep celebrations in what it considers good taste. So when the Lakers’ second-year forward was asked on Wednesday if he still found it worth it to break out an entertaining gesture at the expense of a reduced paycheck, Randle looked up and smiled before offering a no comment.“He’ll be all right,” Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell said. “He can handle that.”Fashion statementLakers guard Jordan Clarkson wore a D-League shirt underneath his Lakers’ practice jersey on Friday. The gesture symbolized Clarkson’s roots as the Lakers’ former 46th pick played a few stints with the D-Fenders before landing on the NBA’s All-Rookie first team. Said Clarkson: “I’ll never forget where I came from.” “I sense he wants to play all seven of these games,” Scott said. “We haven’t put a minute restriction or anything like that. He wants to make sure he plays, and I’m sure he will.”That brings up a complicated proposition, though. Would Bryant prefer playing in all seven games if it means he can only play nine minutes like he did against the Heat? Or would Bryant become open toward skipping a game at the fans’ expense so then he can play near his season average of 28.3 minutes per contest?“If he plays, he wants to play (a lot). He loves that competition,” Scott said. “He loves competing at the highest level. The last game of eight or nine minutes didn’t sit well with him. But what else can you do when you can’t play? He wants to go out and play as much as he can. But that might not be able to happen because of the way he feels.”A huge sack of moneyThe elation swept over Julius Randle as he hit his first-game winning shot of his career. The left-handed hook shot gave the Lakers both a 102-100 overtime victory over Miami on Wednesday and temporary relief in a contentious locker room. The heatpacks covered seemingly every body part as Kobe Bryant sat on the bench and experienced another humbling reminder of Father Time’s strength. The Lakers’ 37-year-old star lasted only nine minutes in Wednesday’s game against Miami because of soreness in his shoulders and knee. Still, Bryant will have four days to rest before the Lakers (16-59) host the Boston Celtics (43-32) on Sunday at Staples Center.Said Lakers coach Byron Scott: “I expect him to play unless I hear differently.”After all, Bryant only has seven games left of his 20-year NBA career. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Bundesliga schedule 2020: What matches are on today? Times, TV channels to watch soccer in USA

first_imgThe Bundesliga is finally back, giving German soccer fans, English soccer fans and pretty much anyone looking for live sports action a reason to get excited.For all but two teams, this is Matchday 26 of 34 in the Bundesliga, which means we’re already through three quarters of the season.  The big game to watch on Saturday is the Revierderby rivalry between second-place Borussia Dortmund and sixth-place Schalke. On Sunday, first-place Bayern Munich returns to action at Union Berlin. And on Monday, Werder Bremen will try to turn its season around at home against fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen. Here’s a complete guide to Bundesliga’s game schedule for Matchday 26, including the start times and TV channels to watch soccer in the United States.MORE: Watch Bundesliga matches live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Bundesliga schedule 2020Saturday, May 16The Bundesliga kicks off again with a little bit of rivalry action between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke at 9:30 a.m. ET on FS1. The Revierderby is always one of the most intense games of the season, and even if the two fervent fan bases won’t be inside the stadium to spur their teams on, you can still expect it to be a high-energy battle.Another morning match to keep an eye on is the fixture between RB Leipzig, a team hot on the heels of Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the title chase, and SC Freiburg, a team still in the hunt with Schalke for the last Europa League spot.Fourth-place Borussia Monchengladbach will take on 12th-place Eintracht Frankfurt at 12:30 p.m. ET to wrap up the day.TimeGameTV Channel9:30 a.m. ETBorussia Dortmund vs. SchalkeFS1, Fox Deportes, fuboTV9:30 a.m. ETRB Leipzig vs. SC FreiburgFS2, TUDN, fuboTV9:30 a.m. ETAugsburg vs. WolfsburgFox Soccer Plus9:30 a.m. ETFortuna Dusseldorf vs. PaderbornFox Soccer Match Pass9:30 a.m. ETHoffenheim vs. Hertha BerlinFox Soccer Match Pass12:30 p.m. ETEintracht Frankfurt vs. Borussia MonchengladbachFS1, TUDN, fuboTVSunday, May 17Early risers can catch mid-table Koln take on Mainz, a team trying to stave off relegation, at 9:30 a.m. ET on FS1. That game will be a nice little prelude to the 12 p.m. game between league leader Bayern Munich and newly promoted Union Berlin, which sits comfortably above the relegation zone in 11th place.TimeGameTV Channel9:30 a.m.Koln vs. MainzFS1, fuboTV12 p.m.Union Berlin vs. Bayern MunichFS1, UniMas, TUDN, fuboTVMonday, May 18If Werder Bremen is going to stage a late run to avoid relegation, it’s going to have to start at home Monday against fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen. Bremen has some promising attacking players, like American youngster Josh Sargent and Kosovar winger Milot Rashica, but they’ll need to figure out a way to stop Kai Havertz and the free-scoring Leverkusen side.TimeGameTV Channel2:30 p.m.Werder Bremen vs. Bayer LeverkusenFS2, Fox Deportes, fuboTVHow to watch Bundesliga soccer in the USATV channels: FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Soccer Match Pass, TUDN, UniMasLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)For those with cable, FOX will have you covered throughout the weekend on FS1 and FS2. Those with access to FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer Match Pass can also watch the games. Those without cable looking to stream the games can do so on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Bundesliga standingsBayern Munich currently sits at the top of the table with 55 points, but it’s far from over. The Bavarians still have to face three of the other top five sides: at second-place Borussia Dortmund (51 points), at fifth-place Leverkusen (47 points) and at home against fourth-place Borussia Monchengladbach (49 points), so the title, as well as the fourth Champions League spot, is still up for grabs.Towards the middle of the table is a battle for sixth-place to claim the last Europa League spot. Schalke currently holds the positon, but only nine points separates them from 13th-place Hertha Berlin, so it’s a tight contest.At the bottom are Paderborn and Werder Bremen, though Bremen has a game in hand on 16th-place Fortuna Dusseldorf and only trails by four points. The team that finishes 16th at the end of the season plays in a relegation playoff with the third-place team in Bundesliga 2.Pos.TeamGamesPointsWinsDrawsLossesGoal Difference1Bayern Munich25551744+472Borussia Dortmund25511564+353RB Leipzig25501483+364Borussia Monchengladbach25491546+195Bayer Leverkusen25471456+156Schalke25379106-37Wolfsburg2536997+48Freiburg25361069-19Hoffenheim253510510-810Koln253210213-611Union Berlin25309313-912Eintracht Frankfurt24288412-313Hertha Berlin25287711-1614Augsburg25277612-1615Mainz25268215-1916Fortuna Dusseldorf25225713-2317Werder Bremen24184614-2818Paderborn25164417-26last_img read more

Panthers can make ACC statement against Duke

first_imgPittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson, left, drives the ball to the basket and past Maryland’s Nick Faust in the second half of an NCAA collegePITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon has his team well drilled.The next game is the most important of the season, regardless of what name is stitched across the front of the jersey.Still, junior guard Cam Wright allows things will be different Monday night when the 20th-ranked Panthers face No. 18 Duke.Thought Pitt has already swept Maryland and won on the road at Georgia Tech and North Carolina State, Wright is well aware that walking onto the court and seeing Mike Krzyzewski will be borderline surreal.“Looking down to my left and seeing Coach K on the sideline, I don’t even know how to explain it,” Wright said. “That will be a pretty remarkable moment I guess.”One that will make the somewhat emotionally painful transition – though financially lucrative – move from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference worth it. Tickets were going for as much as $1,200 on the secondary market on Sunday afternoon, good enough to pay for season tickets and then some.“People have been talking about it, about tickets,” Dixon said. “It doesn’t really bother me but my assistants have been a little flustered.”Maybe, but it hasn’t translated on the court.The Panthers (18-2, 6-1) were Big East royalty for much of the millennium before moving to the ACC. While the destinations on their conference road trips have changed. The results have not.Pitt’s only loss in league play so far is to fellow Big East ex-pat and No. 2 Syracuse, which says something about the state of the Panthers’ new home. The ACC hasn’t quite looked like the ACC through the season’s first three months. That includes the Blue Devils (16-4, 5-2), who have already lost on the road to Notre Dame and Clemson.It doesn’t get any easier for Duke, which travels to the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Two losses would all but take the Blue Devils out of the conference title race by the first week of February.The Panthers, however, refuse to call the Blue Devils vulnerable, or anything else really. Dixon has praised his team’s ability to remain focused on the task at hand. On Saturday, it was finding a way to beat Maryland for the second time in three weeks.If Pitt was caught sneaking around the corner at Duke, it didn’t show. Lamar Patterson continued his breakout season by scoring 28 points as the Panthers kept the Terrapins at a safe distance the entire second half.Duke and star freshman Jabari Parker will present a starkly different challenge, though it hasn’t really mattered who Pitt has played at home this season. The Panthers are unbeaten and largely unchallenged at Petersen Events Center, where they are 12-0 this season.That mark includes a 76-43 dismantling of Clemson last week in which Pitt recorded an assist on 24 of 27 field goals. It’s that kind of selflessness that led Maryland coach Mark Turgeon to call the Panthers “one of the best teams I’ve ever coached against.”It’s a compliment Pitt takes in stride because, well, that just what the Panthers do.After building the program into one of the nation’s elite by becoming one of the toughest defensive teams in the country, Pitt has adapted to decidedly less physical ACC by pulling a switcheroo. Where the Panthers used to plod, now they soar. Pitt is second in the ACC behind Duke in points per game (76.3) and first in field goal percentage and assists.The Panthers are winning with style. Do it on national television on Monday night and they’ll no longer by outliers in a new-look conference. They’ll be front-runners, just like they planned.“We’re excited but we’re not looking at it as we’re playing Duke next,” Wright said. “We’re looking at it as a game on our schedule and a roadblock that we have to get past.”___AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg in College Park, MD contributed to this report.last_img read more