16 Dec
2020

Shoreham Crash Leaves Woman Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 38-year-old Ridge woman was killed when the minivan she was riding in crashed in Shoreham on Thursday.Suffolk County police said Grace Quinones, 20, also of Ridge, was driving a Dodge Caravan northbound on Randall Road when she lost control and crashed into a tree north of Whiskey Road at 1:15 p.m.Quinones was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she is listed in critical condition. Her passenger, Deidre Bifulco, was pronounced dead at the scene.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img

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21 Sep
2020

Van Ginkel set to miss season

first_img Van Ginkel – making only his second start following a summer switch from Vitesse Arnhem – went down after an early challenge from Alex Pritchard and, despite briefly trying to carry on, he soon hobbled off in the 10th minute. It is understood that reports in the Dutch media that the 20-year-old will have surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for six to nine months are accurate. Chelsea paid around £8million of Van Ginkel in July, but it looks as though his season has now ended after seeing just 97 minutes of action. The Dutchman showed glimpses of his potential during his only other start against Basle in the Champions League, and he also looked impressive when coming off the bench against Hull and Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League. Chelsea assistant first-team coach Steve Holland said he feared the worst for Van Ginkel after the Capital One Cup clash at the County Ground, which Chelsea won 2-0. “It doesn’t look good,” he said. “He’ll have a scan on Wednesday on an injury to his knee. It’s too early to say (if it’s a bad one) but let’s hope that’s not the case. “It didn’t look good as he came off so early in the game.” The injury also severely hampers Van Ginkel’s chances of making Holland’s World Cup squad. The 20-year-old made his international debut last November and was expected to challenge for a place in Louis van Gaal’s squad for Brazil. Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Swindon on Tuesday and is expected to be out for around six months. Press Association Chelsea later confirmed the Holland midfielder had undergone an operation. A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm Marco van Ginkel successfully underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery today (Thursday). “The 20-year-old midfielder is expected to be out for approximately six months. “Van Ginkel suffered the knee injury during the first half of our Capital One Cup match at Swindon on Tuesday evening.” last_img read more

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21 Sep
2020

New driver is improvement – McIlroy

first_img McIlroy admitted the non-Manchester United fans in the room also made their presence felt, with team-mate Sergio Garcia adding: “Obviously I am a Real Madrid fan and probably not his (Ferguson’s) biggest fan in the world, but I think when you have the possibility of listening to somebody that has been up there in sports and been able to perform at a really high level for that long, it’s always interesting to kind of pick his brain and see what things he’s gone through. “It was really, really interesting, and I’m actually glad that I got to… I think we all did, got to know him a little bit better and listen to him a little bit.” Celtic fan Stephen Gallacher revealed he had received a good luck message from former Parkhead boss Martin O’Neill, but was also impressed by Ferguson. “I thought he was brilliant,” Gallacher said. “He spoke for half an hour and then we sort of asked him some questions and he was very candid and very open. “There’s bits that I definitely would take away from it, not just as a team aspect, but for progression going forward. “I kind of knew he was (a confident person) anyway, but to hear him talking you can see why the players respected him so much. You can see his sort of passion for the game and how much he loves football and how much he loves the strategy and the game. “He misses it a bit he said, but you know, an absolute legend in my eyes.” McIlroy has won four times this season, including the Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA Championship in consecutive appearances, but used a new driver in practice on Tuesday. Phil Mickelson famously changed from Titleist to Callaway clubs shortly before the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills, lost twice on the opening day in partnership with Tiger Woods and won just one point from four matches as Europe stormed to a record nine-point win. Rory McIlroy has allayed fears that he was about to make a risky change of equipment on the eve of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. But McIlroy revealed on Wednesday that he had been practising with the club for months and was all too aware of the Mickelson’s struggles a decade ago. “Phil Mickelson nearly hit me off the first tee in 2004,” joked McIlroy, who was in Detroit as a spectator after helping Europe win the junior Ryder Cup in Ohio. “I was standing down the left-hand side, so I’m very aware of what he did that week. “Hey look, Phil changed from one equipment manufacturer to another. This is a driver that I’ve actually been using and practising with since June. I wouldn’t be putting it in the bag if I didn’t feel it was better. “I think everyone saw yesterday it was the only driver I had out there in the bag. It’s looking likely that it’s going to be in the bag this week.” McIlroy also revealed he was thrilled that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was brought in to speak to the European team on Tuesday evening by captain Paul McGinley. “For me being a Manchester United fan it was the highlight of the week so far,” added the Open champion, who paraded the Claret Jug at Old Trafford earlier this season. “I was just sitting there and looking up at him and I didn’t take my eyes off him. I was sort of in this trance just listening to everything that he was saying and I’m sort of thinking, this is all the stuff that he’s probably said to Manchester United teams over the years. “He told us a couple of stories just of past experiences in some big games and some of the players that he managed and it was a great evening. It was a really cool thing to be a part of.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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17 Jan
2020

AFC’s chairmanship had become difficult – Nigel Hughes speaks out

first_imgOutgoing Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Nigel Hughes on Tuesday said he chose to give up his position in the party because it had become “difficult and untenable” for him.Former AFC Chairman Nigel HughesHours after announcing that he had resigned from the chairmanship of the smaller party in the coalition Government, Hughes took to social media, explaining that the post which he has held for close to four years now, had become difficult.His Facebook post read “My continuing to act as Chairman of the party became difficult and untenable. It has been a privilege and honour to have served in the capacity as Chairman of the party. Better Must Come.”That Facebook post was the only explanation given by the Attorney for his move.Hughes made the decision to resign his post during a Statutory Committee meeting on Monday. While the statement published by the party immediately after did not give any specifics, it did indicate that the party’s leader and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan was expected to meet with Hughes, in the hopes that he (Hughes) would reconsider his decision.AFC insiders say the Attorney-at-Law quitted over a strongly-worded statement issued following an executive council meeting on Sunday, which called for a trimming of the powers of Minister of State Joseph Harmon.That meeting was attended by neither Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman nor Ramjattan. Another statement by the AFC followed, distancing both Ministers from the call by Hughes.Hughes has been with the AFC since July 2011 and was elected Chairman on August 4, 2012.Hughes’ wife, Cathy Hughes, currently serves as Minister of Public Telecommunications with responsibility for tourism within the A Partnership for National Unity/AFC coalition Government.last_img read more

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