Rockville Centre Man Charged With Hempstead Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police have apprehended a suspect who allegedly gunned down a 34-year-old man in Hempstead last month, authorities said.Keon Williams was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder.Homicide Squad detectives alleged that the 37-year-old Rockville Centre man fatally shot Tyree Sheppard of Hempstead on Sunday, April 14.A Burnett Street resident found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound lying on the sidewalk within minutes of another murder in the same village.Williams will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

NAACP Image Awards honour Kobe Bryant

first_imgThe NAACP Image Awards paid tribute to Kobe Bryant Saturday night.The NBA legend and his teenage daughter Gianna died along with seven other people last month when the helicopter they were taking to the young girl’s basketball game crashed into a hillside.The annual awards show honoring the achievements and performances of people of color remembered Bryant in a segment that began with the stage turned into an empty, dark basketball court.Gianna Bryant and Kobe Bryant are honoured during the In Memoriam onstage during the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET.As audio from Bryant’s NBA farewell speech played, memorable moments from his career and life were displayed on a screen, paired against a backdrop of purple and gold lights. As the clip continued, two banners unfurled with the numbers 8 and 24, which Bryant wore while playing for the Lakers. “Thank you guys for all your sacrifice,” Bryant says in the video. “What can I say? Mamba out.”The final image is of Bryant and Gianna embracing.A memorial service for Bryant, Gianna and the other victims of the crash will be held Monday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.last_img read more

Calling America! Women’s overseas squad set for season

first_img19 Feb 2020 Calling America! Women’s overseas squad set for season Caley McGinty is eager to come in from the cold and turn up the heat with her England colleagues in the women’s overseas squad.McGinty is named today as part of a four-strong squad for the 2020 season comprising of golfers currently studying at colleges in America.Annabell Fuller, Amelia Williamson and Hannah Screen are also included in the set-up – Fuller and Williamson both studying at colleges in Florida with Screen on campus in Oklahoma.England Golf is keen to support golfers who choose to combine their sport with educational opportunities abroad as well as those talents who remain at home.McGinty is a key member of this squad and, perhaps unusually, she has chosen not to chase the sun in the States.This week, McGinty has been braving sub-zero temperatures  while she combines studying Sports Administration at Kent State University in Ohio with her golf.But the 19-year-old Gloucestershire county player is loving life across the pond.She believes it will stand her in good stead for another competitive season as an individual and – hopefully – as part of the women’s squad going forward.McGinty said: “Right now the temperature outside is -11 degrees. Not ideal for getting on the golf course!“But we have great indoor facilities where I can really work on my game. Anything I want to practise, I can do on our campus.“There’s a range, short game areas, SAM putting lab, all the Trackman equipment.“There are about 20 of us in the squad and we all push each other on.“We do travel for events as well. Last week I was in Los Angeles and I have been at tournaments in New Mexico and Tennessee.“It will be nice to get back home this summer to play some events and hopefully get to represent England.“It’s always special wearing that England crest.”Along with the women’s squad of Lily May Humphreys, Emily Toy, Mimi Rhodes and Charlotte Heath, the overseas group will come into the selectors’ thinking for various team events throughout the season.England’s women will defend their Home Internationals crown in 2020 and target success in European and World Team Championships.Women’s Performance manager, Rebecca Hembrough, said: “Our overseas players can take advantage of world-class competitive opportunities and at the same time enjoy priceless life experiences which can only be of benefit when they join up with national squads.“This semester we will support them remotely and look forward to bringing them together at the National Performance Centre at Woodhall Spa in June before the domestic summer events unfold.“There are many English players in the States currently and we’ll be keenly following performances for the next few months.”McGinty, pictured in England action above, is eager to play her part in a successful campaign having started the year representing her country on the international stage in the South American Amateur Championship.The trip to Santiago in Chile proved to be a worthwhile one for McGinty who finished in a tie for third.She added: “Playing in Chile was a great experience.“It was really, really hot and coming from an Ohio winter that was hard to adjust to at first.“I didn’t know what to expect and I played pretty well tee to green, but my putting let me down a bit.“Overall, though, I was happy as it was first event since October and I learned a lot.”McGinty has a full schedule at college and admitted her nerves at making the move away from home have been eased as she adapted to life away from the comfort of her family.“I was a bit wary at first as I’d not really been away from home all that much and didn’t know about the way of life,” confirmed McGinty who is a member at Knowle Golf Club in Bristol.“I didn’t decide on college in America until quite late in the day.“There was a thought that going somewhere warm would be nice – the chance to play in some heat.“But I got a strong feeling about Kent State and it has a really good reputation.“I’m studying Sports Administration. Obviously, I want to go as far as I can as a golfer, but I want a career in sports of some sort and doing this course gives me that option.“I didn’t expect it to be quite as full on as it is.“I’m busy all the time but getting to play or practise golf every day is a great thing.”Women’s Overseas SquadAnnabell Fuller (aged 17) – University of FloridaCaley McGinty (aged 19) – Kent State UniversityHannah Screen (aged 20) – University of OklahomaAmelia Williamson (aged 19) – Florida State University Tags: Amelia Williamson, Annabell Fuller, Caley McGinty, Hannah Screen, Women’s Overseas Squadlast_img read more

Clippers coach meets with angry employees

first_imgLos Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, answers questions during a pregame news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clippers coach Doc Rivers said employees on the team’s business side considered not working for the franchise after owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments were exposed a week ago.Rivers met with team employees who were still upset and angry Friday morning, several days after Sterling was banned for life from the NBA.“What I witnessed today, you realize this thing has touched a lot of people,” Rivers said hours later at the Clippers’ training complex in Playa Vista. “The people that didn’t do anything are being harmed by this, and I wish we could find the right solution, and I don’t have it.”Rivers made the trip downtown at the request of other top executives with the Clippers, who will play the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series Saturday night.Instead of preparing for the biggest game of the season, Rivers spent the morning at the Clippers’ team offices, listening to employees in ticket sales, marketing and other departments who took the brunt of public backlash against the Clippers in phone calls and other contact with the public.“They really haven’t had a lot of people talking to them,” Rivers said of the team employees. “It was really hard to see them. I didn’t realize. Ticket people, marketing people, and they’re sitting there crying, and I felt so bad for them. I was thinking, ‘My God, we’ve been in this thing as players and as the coaches.’ You forget that these are the people that are on the front line, and they work for the organization, too.”When asked why he made the trip at such a crucial time for his basketball team, Rivers said: “There was a need.”“I can’t share everything, but it was important that I did it today, let’s put it that way,” the coach added. “They’re just like our players. I’ll say this much: Our players thought about not working. So did our employees, and they still felt that way. They needed somebody to ask them to continue to work and support us. So we’re still trying to put this thing together.”Rivers has been on the Clippers’ bench for less than a year, but the veteran NBA coach and player has emerged as the public face of the franchise during Sterling’s ouster. Rivers also is the Clippers’ senior vice president for basketball operations, giving him a voice in personnel decisions.Sterling acquired the coach from the Boston Celtics last June in a trade for a first-round pick in the 2015 draft, signing him to a contract paying him a reported $7 million per year.Rivers won an NBA title in 2008 and reached two NBA finals during nine seasons as the Celtics’ coach. He coached just over four seasons with the Orlando Magic before taking over in Boston.He also had a 13-season playing career for four franchises, even playing one season for Sterling with the Clippers in 1991-92.Rivers refused to meet with Sterling shortly after the comments were made public, openly acknowledging his personal conflict about continuing with the club. He has been praised for his frankness and leadership during the crisis, but Rivers is reluctant to take credit.“I don’t know if I’m doing a good job,” he said. “I’m just doing my job. We didn’t know this was coming. Last time I met (with team employees) was before the season, and we talked about our goals as a group, being a championship team and a championship organization. They just felt like now, we’ve been knocked back down and we have to start all over again, and I told them, ‘Yeah, you’re right, you do.’ There’s no quick solution to this. … We’ve got to redo it, and I told them that.“I told them I want to be there for them as much as I can, but it’s hard.”last_img read more

Everton smash transfer record to sign £50m Richarlison

first_img LATEST Richarlison has officially completed a £50 million move to Everton from Watford.The 21-year-old has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park and becomes the Toffees’ most expensive signing in history. Richarlison has completed his record-breaking move to Everton He becomes Everton’s first signing of the summer and will reunite with manager Marco Silva, whom he played under at Watford last season.He scored five times in his opening 12 Premier League matches last term, but did not find the net again after the Hornets sacked Silva in January.At the time, Watford cited the destabilising effect of an approach by Everton, who originally wanted the Portuguese to replace Ronald Koeman.The two clubs’ relationship has still not been fully restored, but the fact they are willing to do business over Richarlison – on whom they will make almost a £30 million profit in 12 months having bought him from Fluminense last summer – suggests things have improved. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Latest Transfer News LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND 1 With recruitment finally under way, the new Toffees boss has to start trimming down a bloated squad.So far only striker Wayne Rooney and reserve goalkeeper Joel Robles have departed permanently, but with Silva keen to bring in more players, with an interest in Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne, more of the 33-strong squad will have to be moved on.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos Tourist Board Announces second weekly British Airways Service

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:british aIRWAYS, colm lacy., gatwick, london, tourist board interCaribbean and British Airways linked in new agreement Premier Of The Turks And Caicos Islands, Dr. The Honourable Rufus W. Ewing Addresses The Foreign Affairs Committee On Governance In London Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, March 4, 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board is delighted to announce that British Airways will be increasing flight services from London Gatwick to Providenciales by an additional flight per week commencing 29 October 2015. The service will operate on a Thursday, via Antigua, using a three class Boeing 777 aircraft.British Airways currently operates one flight a week, on Sundays, from London Heathrow to Providenciales via Nassau, Bahamas. From Sunday 29 March this flight will move from London Heathrow to London Gatwick, via Antigua, serviced by a three class Boeing 777 aircraft.Commenting on the new flight Colm Lacy, Head of Gatwick Commercial, stated “We are delighted to be announcing increased services to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. On top of the introduction of a Boeing 777 aircraft this summer, our increased services this winter will give passengers increased flexibility and more choice when flying to the island. Customers can enjoy our World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World cabins, whilst enjoying our food and entertainment on-board.”“We are pleased that British Airways acknowledges Turks and Caicos as one of the foremost destination in the Caribbean,” said Ralph Higgs, Director of Tourism. “The destination will see increased airlift from Europe as British Airways increases its service to twice weekly from London Gatwick. The upgrade in the flight from a Boeing 767 to a Boeing 777 will also offer increased capacity. Moreover, the new route via Antigua will undoubtedly make the Turks and Caicos more accessible and attractive to potential visitors from the Eastern Caribbean as well; a sign of great things for the future of our tourism market.” Recommended for you Last call to vote ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2015last_img read more

Environmental factors can affect early puberty

first_imgApart from genes, environment and lifestyle factors that lead to chemical modifications of human genes can also influence a child’s pubertal timing, a new study has found. Chemical modifications of the human genome – epigenetic modifications – occur when girls and boys enter puberty. The findings showed that epigenetic changes cause the unregulation of genes that are important for pubertal development. Further, highly specific changes in a child’s DNA methylation – a process by which methyl groups are added to DNA– could differentiate children according to whether they had entered puberty or not and thus may be used to predict a child’s pubertal stage. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ “Changes in the DNA methylation patterns can be caused by many different factors. However, we could see very specific changes when children went through puberty, and have subsequently shown that this also leads to changes in the expression of the methylated genes,” said lead researcher Kristian Almstrup from Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.Due to the changes in the epigenetic control of the gene, the “puberty genes” TRIP6 –Thyroid Hormone Receptor Interactor 6, has been found to increasingly express through puberty. Epigenetics is a leading mechanism by which our environment communicates with our genes and as a result also controls whether, where and to what extent the genes are expressed. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix “The study demonstrates how the environment can affect the pubertal onset in humans. It gives us a significant insight in to the crucial role of epigenetic factors on our reproductive development,” added Anders Juul, Professor at Rigshospitalet. For the study, the team focused on the role of epigenetics in teenage girls and boys. They found a number of areas in the human genome, which is controlled epigenetically during puberty.  In girls’ the pubertal onset was observed to decrease from 11 to 10 years. Boys too showed similar changes.last_img read more

Smoking in pregnancy may make children obese

first_imgSmoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast or having insufficient sleep may lead to obesity or weight gain among kids, according to a study.Smoking in pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of a child being overweight, possibly due to a link between foetal tobacco exposure and infant motor co-ordination which could be a developmental pathway to BMI growth.Being overweight or obese is linked to a child having poorer mental health, which can extend into adolescence and adulthood. This poorer psychosocial well-being includes low self-esteem, unhappiness as well as risky behaviours such as cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelf“This study shows that disrupted routines, exemplified by irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast, could influence weight gain through increased appetite and the consumption of energy-dense foods,” said Yvonne Kelly, Professor at the University College London, Britain. The study published in the journal Pediatrics, identified four patterns of weight development. The large majority of children, 83.3 per cent had a stable non-overweight BMI, while 13.1 per cent had moderate increasing BMIs while 2.5 per cent had steeply increasing BMIs.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe smallest group, 0.6 per cent, had BMIs in the obese range at the age of three but were similar to the stable group by the age of seven. After taking account of background factors, breast feeding and the early introduction of solid food were not associated with children’s weight. Likewise, sugary drink consumption, fruit intake, TV viewing and sports participation were not strong predictors of unhealthy weight gain.last_img read more