Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The baby that was found dead at a North Lawrence garbage transfer facility last week was a still born girl, Nassau County police said.Workers made the discovery at the Town of Hempstead Sanitary District No. 1 facility on Bay Boulevard on Oct. 22, police have said.The Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office determined that the baby was born dead, police said.Fourth Squad detectives are concerned about the physical and mental well-being of the birthmother and ask anyone who knows her identity to contact call them at 516-573-6553.
Diana Dykstra recalls a scene from 25 years ago as if it were yesterday: As the AVP/lending for Golden 1 Credit Union, Dykstra had been working with colleagues to figure out how to automate the labor-intensive process of faxing loan applications and approvals back and forth to car dealers. At an executive team meeting, then-CEO Stan Hollen voiced his concerns about reducing overtime and other operating costs in the midst of a recession.Outside the meeting, another manager told Dykstra (now president/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues) a local Buick dealership was going to be open on Sundays, so the lending department would need to find a way to pay overtime for staffing to field loan applications. A desperate Dykstra wondered, “Didn’t he just come from the same meeting where we were told to cut overtime?”The lending team came up with a solution that involved wheeling a big desktop computer with a 24-baud modem into dealerships totransmit applications and receive loan decisions via phone connection with the CU. “It took two and a half minutes to transmit the application and get a decision,” Dykstra recalls with a laugh. “Now people walk away if they have to wait two and a half seconds, but back then, that was fast.”“Identifying a problem and solving it—that’s the definition of innovation,” says Denise Wymore, member and advocacy development officer with the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations, Newport Beach, Calif. When CUs were first starting to feel the sting of point-of-purchase lending at the dealership, Dykstra’s team figured out how to get multiple credit unions on a dumb terminal at a car lot to compete alongside big banks. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jun 2020 3:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Barcelona goalkeeper Neto is on Arsenal’s radar (Getty Images)Arsenal are in talks with Barcelona over a deal to sign their second-choice goalkeeper Neto, according to reports in Spain.The Gunners are in the market to sign cover for Bernd Leno, who could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.Mikel Arteta currently has Emiliano Martinez has a back-up option but Arsenal are reportedly arranging alternative short-term cover for Leno, who is expected to miss the remainder of the Premier League campaign.Sport report that Arsenal have now opened negotiations with Barcelona over a potential deal for Neto and are keen to sign the 30-year-old on loan with an option to buy.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBarcelona, however, are not willing to accept those terms and are demanding a €20 million (£18.6m) transfer fee for the Brazilian goalkeeper.Barca signed Neto from Valencia for an initial €26m (£23.3m) fee last June plus €9m (£8m) in add-ons. Advertisement Neto was signed by Barcelona in a £23.3 million deal last June (AFP via Getty Images)But the Brazilian goalkeeper is behind Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in the pecking order at Camp Nou and has made just four appearances in all competitions this season.Neto has also played for Fiorentina and Juventus before joining Valencia in 2017.Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Claudio Bravo, who worked alongside Arteta during their time together at Manchester City.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMeanwhile, the Gunners’ defeat to Brighton on Saturday has left them tenth in the Premier League and 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.Arteta’s side face a trip to Southampton on Thursday.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Arsenal in talks to sign Neto from Barcelona
Junior running back John Clay sprained his MCL against the Boilermakers Saturday. According to head coach Bret Bielema the knee injury could keep Clay out of action against Indiana this week.[/media-credit]November is a crucial month for college football teams, a time when championship squads are forged, pretenders are exposed and the sheer intensity of competition is thrust to the forefront.For the 8-1 Badgers, fresh off a 34-13 win over Purdue and a No.7 ranking in the BCS poll, this month will be especially important if they wish to make good on their goal of capturing a Big Ten title.Their high standing in the national polls has afforded UW a lot of attention, but head coach Bret Bielema swiftly discounted the importance of the polls and brought perspective to the situation.“None of that [national polls and rankings] matters. I know it’s something to write about, but if our kids played the second half the way they played the first [against Purdue], we wouldn’t even be having this discussion,” Bielema said.A constant theme that Bielema has preached over the course of this season is the all-importance of the next game, for mistakes are made when players get caught up in the hype and fail to maintain focus.Injury OutlookBielema noted that star running back John Clay, who saw limited action against Purdue because of what turned out to be an MCL sprain, is day-to-day and will be evaluated as the week goes on.“He was actually trying to get back in the ball game there late, but just didn’t feel where he was at that we needed to do that, especially the rhythm he had. We’ll see exactly where he’s at as the week moves through,” Bielema said. “He did have a slight MCL sprain. So basically, the x-rays, the MRIs came back and didn’t even look as bad as possibly James [White’s] from a week ago. So there is a chance for him this week.”Peter Konz, who plays center, is questionable and may or may not start against Indiana. The sophomore appeared to aggravate an ankle injury against the Boilermakers. If Konz is unavailable, Bill Nagy will start at center.Running back James White and tight end Lance Kendricks, as well as safety Jay Valai are full-go as the team prepares for Indiana. Success of FenelusJunior defensive back Antonio Fenelus, who was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week after recording nine tackles, a fumble recovery and a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown against Purdue, drew approval from Bielema.“He’s a very good technician, and he understands his strengths and weakness, not only within himself but with each call as well,” Bielema said.Bielema also praised Fenelus for his instincts and toughness and explained that, measuring in at only 5-feet-9 inches and 190 pounds, his toughness and determination have been imperative to his success.GamblesThe Badgers have capitalized on all four of their fourth-down attempts in the past two games, the most notable play being punter Brad Nortman’s 17-yard scamper to set up the go-ahead touchdown against Iowa. Criticism for these gambles has been avoided because they all worked out in the Badgers favor. Bielema, however, emphasized that taking these chances is the result of careful calculation.“As a head coach you don’t want to call a particular game-changing decision unless you have a pretty good idea it’s going to have success…I don’t have much doubt when I run John Clay behind Gabe Carimi and John Moffitt. To me that’s good decision-making…Because they [the decisions to go for it] work, they’re bold; I’m sure you’d have another adjective if they didn’t work,” Bielema said.Passion for the gameJunior defensive tackle Patrick Butrym, who was named team co-defensive MVP for his performance against the Boilermakers, stimulated commentary by Bielema about the intangibles that influence the success of the Badgers as a whole. He spoke about Butrym and fellow junior defensive lineman J.J. Watt’s true passions for football. Both linemen are native Wisconsinite’s and represent, in Bielema’s mind, the qualities that make the Badgers successful as a team.“Both of them are Wisconsin kids…Anytime when I ask a kid about his high school team and he knows the score and the situation, I know he loves football because he loves where he came from,” Bielema said, referring to Watt’s awareness of his Pewaukee, Wisconsin, high school football team.Bielema said that Watt even flew home after practice to watch his team’s playoff game.“J.J. and Patrick, when they leave here, whenever that is, they are going to want us to have success just like they did. That’s the stuff that makes this program different, in my opinion,” Bielema said.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez has posted a love note to the Juventus superstar after his Ballon d’Or snub.Forward Ronaldo was voted a distant third at Monday night’s award show in Paris – and was forced to watch his bitter rival Lionel Messi move ahead of him on the all-time list as the Barcelona ace picked up his sixth Ballon d’Or.Ronaldo, who only claimed 476 voting points in the ballot, didn’t attend the ceremony and instead went to the Serie A award – where he won the Italian league’s Most Valuable Player.In response, Rodriguez took to social media to gush about her other half, branding him an “inspiration” in the soppy post.“Incomparable, unstoppable, brave and non-conformist,” Rodriguez posted on Instagram.“There are the stats and the titles and you’re the star with the best results in them, with a UEFA Nations League, a Coppa Italia, a Serie A title and the Serie A best player award.“But it’s not just the prizes or the titles that speak for you, even though you have so many.“What says the most about you is your passion, your desire to overcome and your teamwork.“You’re an inspiration in football and sport for millions and millions of people. Georgina Rodriguez has penned a gush note about Ronaldo (Image: SIPA USA/PA Images) “You’re not scared of challenges and you go out of your comfort zone, surpassing yourself continually and showing the world how to be number one.“I love you.”Ronaldo’s sister Katia Aveiro took a different route to react to the Ballon d’Or – as she tore into Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, who came second and made a jibe about the former Real Madrid man.“Now, dear Virgil, where you are going, Cristiano Ronaldo has gone and has come a thousand times,” Aveiro ranted.You see, my dear Virgil, that Cristiano Ronaldo was a tri-champion in the country where you have been playing for years and you still haven’t got your hand in the can.“Cristiano Ronaldo was even the best player and best scorer in the country where you play Virgil. By the way, I was even younger than you.“Then, dear Virgil, Cristiano Ronaldo went to other places and became the greatest player in the history of a clubezito.” Real Madrid, tell you something, Virgil? Maybe so, because this club, with this Cristiano guy, even beat you in the Champions League final. Of these, Ronaldo already has five, Virgil.“And that fellow Ronaldo and team-mates, with the corners on his chest, crushed your ‘orange’ in a final. Was it hard, Virgil? We have pity. Source: www.mirror.co.uk