Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Monday, 18 September 2017

Drinking water more than six times the "high toxins" threshold in New York lake due to blue-green algae bloom can kill pets and cause liver damage in humans

The blue-green algae bloom on Skaneateles Lake New York State contains nearly nine times the amount of toxic chemicals that the state considers to be "high toxins."
The state Department of Environmental Conservation notified public officials today that water samples taken Saturday near the pier and the stairs to the beach contain high levels of a liver toxic produced by the blue-green algae.
The state considers 20 micrograms per liter of the toxin mycrosystin to be "high toxins" level.
The sample taken from the beach stairs in Skaneateles Lake had nearly nine times that level -- 171.5 micrograms per liter.
The pier reading was 126, more than six times the "high toxins" threshold, the DEC said. Ingesting large amounts of the microcystins can kill pets and cause liver damage in humans.
The city of Syracuse draws its drinking water from Skaneateles Lake.
A city spokesman on Friday said there was no threat to the drinking water "at this time" because the algae blooms were near the shore and the intake pipes are out toward the middle of the lake.
In a statement, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner said: "At this time, the blue-green algae blooms on Skaneateles Lake pose no threat to city water users."