Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A gunman was sentenced Tuesday to 25-years-to-life prison for shooting and killing a 20-year-old man outside the victim’s Hempstead home last year.Diquan McClough had been convicted in October at Nassau County court of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.Prosecutors said the 21-year-old fired six rounds from a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun at Quavis Ford in front of the victim’s apartment house on Terrace Avenue at 4:20 p.m. Dec. 8, 2012.Ford was hit three times—twice in the back and once in the left leg. He died hours later.McClough thought Ford had been involved in a previous shooting of McClough’s friend, authorities said.U.S. Marshals apprehended McClough a month later in Augusta, Ga.
BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Healthcare costs are a long debated issue, but amidst a pandemic, it’s become even more top of mind for many families. As many are laid-off, struggling to pay bills, or losing their healthcare coverage, the need for financial assistance grows. You can call UHS at 607-763-6127 or Lourdes at 607-584-5522 for more information on if you qualify. The financial assistance at both hospitals has been in place for several years now, but they say many people might not even know the help is there. The percentages of how much the patient gets off their bill is broken up into brackets based on income and family size. For some, 100 percent of their co-pay may be covered through the programs. For example, at UHS, a patient who makes $38,281 dollars a year or less would get a portion of their co-pay taken care of. At Lourdes, an individual who makes less than $51,040 dollars would qualify for assistance on their co-pay. Both UHS and Lourdes offer assistance on co-pays depending on household size and income for those with insurance, or help finding coverage for those who are uninsured.
“It has been a long but sensational 24 hours,” said the defender, after covering 750 miles with another 250 still to do to get back to the newborn. “I flew up with the squad yesterday. My wife had had no twinges at that point and then she rang me at seven o’clock to say she had started to feel some contractions but wasn’t sure whether they were Braxton Hicks false ones or not. “I said ‘Give it a couple of hours’ and then she rang me at 10.30 to say ‘This is it, this is happening’. “One of the sports scientists had brought my car, fortunately, in case I had to get back. “Me and the player liaison took two hours each in the car driving back and I took her (his wife) to hospital and we got there about four in the morning and she gave birth at 9.25am. “I had to leave at half-10 as I spoke to the management and they were keen for me to play. I love this place, the atmosphere, and I had family coming so I didn’t want to let them down. “I flew up with the directors, Delia Smith and (husband) Michael Jones – the owners – and they were great. “I got here a bit late, missed the captains’ meeting, ran in, got dressed, was ready with the lads, scored a goal – brilliant. Press Association Norwich captain Russell Martin reflected on a “sensational” 24 hours after a mad dash home from Merseyside for the birth of his third child before returning to score the equaliser at Anfield. “It will be a great story to tell the wee man. “I hadn’t slept a wink. I was running on empty towards the end – I was absolutely gone – but it was a great day and it makes it all worth it.” Martin admits it has been such a rush he and his wife have still not had time to pick a name. “I don’t know what he’s called yet,” he said. “We’ve only had nine months to decide! “We are still in fierce debate. I was only there 45 minutes. “I can’t wait to get home and have a cuddle.” The 29-year-old had travelled up with the team and was preparing for the game against Liverpool when he got the call to go home. He made it in time for the arrival of his yet-to-be-named son, weighing in at 8lbs, and then had a swift turnaround to get back for the 4pm kick-off after no sleep and promptly scored.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia enters a grueling three-week stretch starting Friday afternoon—and how it fares in that span will be crucial to its aspirations for a top-two finish in the PBA Philippine Cup.Tied for the lead going into the second half of their schedule, the Hotshots brace for a dogfight one playdate after the other, starting with back-to-the-wall yet formidable Blackwater as Magnolia tries to keep its hot streak going at Mall of Asia Arena and gain an inside track to a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, the Elasto Painters try to shore up their own playoff drive when they battle the Bolts in the 7 p.m. game.At 3-3 and in the middle of the pack, a win would put the Painters in the upper half of the draw. AFP official booed out of forum “That’s why we know that they will be very dangerous,” Victolero said. “We expect them to come out hard and we need to match their effort and aggressiveness.”Blackwater, despite its 2-4 record, is no pushover.The Elite have a formidable core made up of young talents led by Mac Belo and Poy Erram and own one of the upsets of the tournament, a 94-77 ripping of Barangay Ginebra, last year’s runner-up which played with a full roster when they clashed.Magnolia, which will still play Rain or Shine, GlobalPort and Meralco after its bout with Sa Miguel, holds a huge edge in the guard rotation with Paul Lee and Mark Barroca, and Victolero’s defense is one of the most unforgiving in the league.“The good thing about our situation is that our fate is still in our hands,” Victolero said.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “This game is very important, because a win would help solidify our chances for the top two,” coach Chito Victolero told the Inquirer after prepping his Hotshots for their 4:30 p.m. clash with the Elite.He also needs to score a victory, just for some sort of buffer as their remaining assignments “are some of the top teams in the tournament.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have the difficult situation of playing back-to-back games, with the second game being San Miguel,” said Victolero as Magnolia faces San Miguel next on just a day’s rest. “But with the proper mindset, and with the character that we have instilled in this team, I think we have a good shot at our goal (finishing in the top two).”The Elite, on the other hand, will come into the game still licking the wounds of a three-game losing streak and are in a situation where they need to string together wins to have a solid shot at making the playoffs for the first time in this conference. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alab bags victory–and new team sponsor MOST READ
It was finals day at the 2005 Asics Seniors NTL today and thankfully the sun was out. Any of the seniors are looking like the walking wounded, but they’re still out there running, stepping, diving over the line and the finals promised plenty of top class action. A big congratulations to the Crusaders Womens 30’s, who claimed their division and a history making title for the Crusaders! (Pictured here.) Here is a summary of each division’s play-offs, semi finals and grand finals: MENS 30’s: The Crusaders recorded an easy 9-4 win over the Cyclones in their play-off for 8th and 9th and will go through to the play off for 7th-8th against the Warriors. They then continued on to beat the Warriors 10-8 in a high scoring and exciting affair, claiming 7th position. The Southern Suns finished 5th after a 5-4 win over the Rustlers in a drop-off. In the semi finals the Scorpions and Mets played out an absolutely amazing all-Sydney affair. Down 6-3 the Scorpions looked lost, until a second half comeback saw them tie the scores at 6-6. Unfortunately for the Scorpions, the 9-8 final score saw them just short of the grand final berth. The Mets will face the South Queensland Sharks in the grand final, who ran all over their Queensland opponents, the Brisbane City Cobras 11-1. The grand final started with a bang, the Sharks scoring through Andrew Willet on their first set of six touches, before the Mets hit straight back on their first set to even the game at 1-1 after just one and a half minutes. It then became 2-1 as Mets’ Captain, Garry Sonda, dived past two Sharks’ defenders to score for his side. Just before half time Willet struck again for the Queenslanders to take it to 2-2, before the Mets struck back for a 3-2 half time lead. The Mets pulled away in the second half, winning 7-4 and winning their third title in a row. Grand Final: Sydney Mets (7) def South Queensland Sharks (4) Scorers: Mets (Sonda 2, Danswan, Farhat, Ryan, Burnard, McLeod) Sharks (Willet 2, Hope, Foster) Player of the Final: Garry Sonda (Mets) Player of the Series: Jason Yee (Mets) MENS 35′: The Warriors qualified for the play off for 7th, after a 7-2 win over the Rustlers in the 8th-9th play off and will now face the Suns. The grand final for the Mens 35’s will be between traditional rivals the Sydney Mets and the Sydney Scorpions, who both qualified for the grand final after comfortable semi final victories. The Scorpions beat the North Queensland Cyclones 8-4 and the Mets held off the Sharks 7-3. The Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions have contested the past three grand finals with 2002 and 2004 going to the Scorpions. The Mets won in 2003 and repeated that this year, when they defeated the Scorpions 6-5 in today’s final. The Scorpions were 6-3 down with just over five minutes to go, but fought back to bring the score to 6-5 and gave themselves a chance to win but were unable to cross the Mets’ line again for the game saving score. Grand Final: Sydney Mets (6) def Sydney Scorpions (5) Scorers: Mets (Latoa, Velo, Hatti, Moujalli, Negus, Ferro) Scorpions (Biskup 2, Duguid, Stergio, Mahony) Player of the Final: Paul Forbes (Mets) Player of the Series: Andrew Yiangou (Mets) MENS 40’s: The Rustlers qualified for the play off for 7th-8th after a 7-3 win over the Warriors. The semi finals in the Mens 40’s were both fairly comfortable, the Scorpions recording a 6-2 win over defending Champions the Northern Eagles and the Sharks running in a 10-4 win over the Southern Suns. The Sydney Scorpions, led by ex-NRL legend Cliff Lyons, the Sorpions grabbed an early lead, with the Sharks quick to respond. There was no more than two touchdowns separating the sides at any time and it was often scored on a one for one basis. The final score was 5-4, a win for the Scorpions to erase the memories of their runner up finish in 2004. Grand Final: Sydney Scorpions (5) def South Queensland Sharks (4) Scorers: Scorpions (Cheung 2, Collins, Gillard, Meuller) Sharks (Shaw 2, Womersley, Groth) Player of the Final: Jeff Cheung (Scorpions) Player of the Series: Wayne Moore (Sharks) MENS 45’s: The ACT Men made it through to the play off for 7th after beating the Sharks 4-3 in a drop off. In the semi finals of the Mens 45’s, the Sydney Mets and Scorpions fought their match right into a drop off, the Mets emerging eventual winners 5-4. They will face the Cobras, who scraped through to the grand final 3-2 over the Northern Eagles. With both semi finals being so close, it is obvious the Mens 45’s has been one of the toughest divisions at the 2005 NTL. The Brisbane Cobras have been the side to beat in the Mens 45’s all week. They only allowed seven touchdowns to be scored against them in the round matches. However, in the grand final they jumped to a quick lead against the Mets and held on for a 6-3 win. Grand Final: Brisbane City Cobras (6) def Sydney Mets (3) Scorers: Cobras (Young 4, Thoars, Baartz) Mets (Brennan 2, Snook) Player of the Final: Bill McLean (Cobras) Player of the Series: Gary Simmons (Scorpions) MENS 50’s: In the Mens 50’s the Southern Suns finished 7th and the Cyclones 8th after a 6-5 win in their play off. The Rustlers claimed 5th spot, leaving the Cobras in 6th spot after a close 3-2 win in their play off. The Mets will face the Hornets in the grand final, after the Hornets won 4-1 over the local Northern Eagles and the Mets had a close 7-5 win over the South Queensland Sharks. Grand Final: Hunter Western Hornets (4) def Sydney Mets (1) Scorers: Hornets (Wondergem, Flowers, Healey, Grant) Mets (Foxe) Player of the Final: Len Blakeney (Hornets) Player of the Series: Michael Gallagher (Hornets) WOMENS 30’s: In the Womens 30’s, the Suns and Mets qualified for the semi finals after beating the Cobras and Rustlers in the qualifying finals. The Crusaders qualified for the grand final after a 6-4 win over the Southern Suns and the Scorpions will be their opponents after a 3-1 win over the Mets. The Crusaders and Scorpions drew in the round matches and it will surely be a cracker of a grand final. After taking an early 2-0 lead, the Scorpions found themselves on the back foot, down 4-2 just after half time. With the scores at 5-3, the Scorpions gave everything to bring it back to 5-4 before the Crusaders survived the final onslaught to hold onto the title. A history making effort for the Crusaders! Grand Final: Crusaders (5) def Scorpions (4) Scorers: Crusaders (Lang, Field, Dracup, Briscoe, Savvoudis) Scorpions (Collins 2, Hornery, Steinhardt) Player of the Final: Tracey Frith (Crusaders) Player of the Series: Jody English (Scorpions) WOMENS 35’s: The Hornets and Southern Suns are through to the grand final after the Hornets ended the run of the Cyclones 7-2 and the Suns beat the Sharks 3-0. The Hunter Western Hornets made it two titles for the Hornets cheer squad, after winning the Mens 50’s they followed it up with a 3-1 victory over the Southern Suns. They scored inside the first two minutes and had control of the match from there on in. Grand Final: Hunter Western Hornets (3) def Southern Suns (1) Scorers: Hornets (Howard, Ross, Allard) Suns (Mounsey) Player of the Final: Debbie Potts (Hornets) Player of the Series: Debbie Potts (Hornets) WOMENS 40’s: In the play off for 5th the Hornets easily accounted for the Rustlers 8-0 and it will be a Scorpions v Cyclones grand final after the Scorpions had a 7-1 in over the Cobras, while the Cyclones won a close match 3-2 over the Northern Eagles. It was a disappointing end for the Eagles, 2004 runners up. First time grand finalists the Cyclones faced defending champions the Scorpions in the Womens 40’s grand final. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, they were not strong enough to match the defending champions, losing 4-1. The Cyclones evened the scores at 1-1 mid way through the first half but were unable to match them in the second half. Grand Final: Sydney Scorpions (4) def North Queensland Cyclones (1) Scorers: Scorpions (Forlonge 2, Patterson, Rose) Cyclones (Wilcox) Player of the Final: Carol Forlonge (Sydney Scorpions) Player of the Series: Michelle Smidt (Sydney Scorpions) By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]
Juventus forward Ronaldo: I’m not obsessed with individual awardsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo denies being obsessed with individual awards.Ronaldo says he doesn’t live to break records and leaving the national team was his decision, although he will return in 2019.”I’m not obsessed with individual prizes,” said Ronaldo. “The important thing is helping the team, always, and therefore the rest arrives naturally.”I don’t hide that I’m happy when I win but it’s not the end of the world if it can’t happen.”He added that “leaving the national team for a while after the Russia World Cup was the best decision” although he said he would be ready to come back in 2019. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
West Ham’s two goal Arnautovic hails spirit for Brighton drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham’s two goal Marko Arnautovic praised their team spirit after drawing 2-2 with Brighton.But the 29-year-old was disappointed he and his teammates could not take the win in Wednesday’s match but was satisfied with how the side fought back from going behind. “I’m very pleased that we’ve come back from two goals down,” Arnautovic said. “I think we didn’t play the football we wanted to play and we know that Brighton are a threat from set-pieces. We lost two goals from set-pieces but we kept believing. After those two goals, it was a good performance. “I don’t know what we started so late but we started to play good football, started to attack and press them high, and scored two goals. I think we had some chances to win the game but we couldn’t take them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Cardiff striker Gary Madine explains Sheffield Utd moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City striker Gary Madine insists he’s happy to move to Sheffield United on-loan.The 28-year-old was with United’s city rivals Sheffield Wednesday between 2011 and 2015.In February 2017, Blades boss Chris Wilder accused Madine of “a lack of respect” after the forward was filmed criticising striker Billy Sharp.Madine has failed to score in 20 appearances for the Bluebirds.He told the Sheffield United club website: “There were other teams interested, but believe it or not when I knew Sheffield United was interested, I was buzzing and jumped at the chance.”I’ve played with some of the lads and against them too, I was dying to make the move happen.”Some people have this perception I don’t like Sheffield United, but that’s not true. I’ve had over 20,000 supporters booing me when I’ve played here before, it’s an intimidating place to come and some players would crumble.”But I’ve always thought I wouldn’t mind being part of that and it is certainly a club on the up, one who play some excellent football.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
IG/drewroc5Coming out of high school, Aaron and Andrew Harrison were known as physical, athletic guards who could dominate most of the competition at the college level. Many analysts don’t believe the twins will have the same advantages as they head to the NBA. Draft Express‘ Andrew Harrison profile says his “athleticism doesn’t leap off the page, as he lacks great quickness or explosiveness.” Apparently Harrison is taking the critique pretty seriously, and he took to Instagram to try to change that reputation. We’re not sure if this will shake up any perceptions about Harrison as an athlete, but it looks like he has pretty impressive ups. Draft Express currently has Harrison going No. 32 to the Houston Rockets.
Imphal: A nine-year-old girl, who has been appointed as the state’s green ambassador after a video showing her crying over felled trees won hearts on the Internet, said she wanted to be a forest officer when she grew up and generate awareness on environment conservation.The video clip, which went viral on social media, showed Valentina Elangbam, a resident of Hiyanglam Makha in Kakching district, weeping inconsolably as two Gulmohar trees that she had planted four years ago have been chopped down. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Chief Minister N Biren Singh had announced her appointment as the green ambassador last week. “She cry for felling down of 2 trees which she planted when she was only in class 1.We rushed at her place and tried to console her providing more saplings. Now, she will be the State government’s “Green Ambassador” for CM’s Green Manipur Mission, “let’s follow her, save nature (sic),” he had tweeted. The CM had also ordered the forest department to gift 20 saplings to Elangbam to compensate for her loss. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KExpressing gratitude over her appointment, the nine- year-old said she would reach out to people and explain to them the importance of conserving the environment. “I don’t understand why most people do not care about the importance of preserving our environment. I want to become a forest officer when I grow up and reach out to them and tell them it was necessary,” she said. Her father, Premkumar, said the Class 5 girl waters trees and flowering plants every day before going to school. “Valentina had been nurturing several flowering plants and trees near our place for the past few years. The two Gulmohar trees were felled due to a road widening project. We could not have stopped it,” he said. A statement issued by the state Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) said Valentina has been appointed as ‘brand ambassador’ for ‘Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission’ for one year “in recognition of her immense love and affection for trees and to generate mass awareness on conservation of environment”. It also said that Elangbam will be a part of the government-sponsored plantation programmes.