Trio Charged With Brentwood Fatal Shooting

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three men have been indicted for allegedly shooting two men during a fight outside a bar in Brentwood last year, killing one of the victims, a 47-year-old man, Suffolk County prosecutors said.Randis Peralta and Brandon Solar, both 23 of Brentwood, and 30-year-old Donald Bangs of Bay Shore pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to charges of manslaughter, gang assault and gun charges. Peralta also pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.Prosecutors said the trio was involved in gunning down Cleon Norwood, who was shot in the stomach at 4:45 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2013 in the parking lot of the Aura Lounge. The victim died of his wounds at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in February.Judge William Condon set bail for Peralta at $1 million cash or $2 million bond. Bail for Bangs and Solar was set at and $500,000 cash or $1 million bond. They are due back in court Jan. 12.last_img read more

IMF, World Bank say ready to address economic challenges of coronavirus

first_imgThe outbreak is plunging the world economy into its worst downturn since the global financial crisis more than a decade ago, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned on Monday, urging governments and central banks to fight back to avoid an even steeper slump.Finance ministers from the world’s seven largest economies (G7) are expected to hold a conference call on Tuesday to discuss measures to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, four sources told Reuters.The IMF said it had an array of facilities and instruments in its tool kit to help countries respond to the economic impact of the coronavirus.The Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) and Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), which can provide emergency financial assistance to member countries that can be quickly disbursed, was used in 2016 to help Ecuador after a major earthquake. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Monday said they stood ready to help member countries address the human and economic challenges of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, including through emergency funding.In a joint statement, the two institutions said they were focused especially on poor countries where health systems are weakest, and urged member countries to strengthen their health surveillance and response systems to contain the virus.“International cooperation is essential to deal with the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 virus,” the statement said, referring to the acronym for the virus. It said both the IMF and World Bank were fully committed to supporting these efforts. Topics :center_img The IMF can also augment existing lending programs to accommodate urgent needs related to the outbreak. For instance, it provided extra funds to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014 to fight the Ebola outbreak.It also has grants for debt relief that can help the poorest countries address disasters and can provide support through new stand-by financing arrangements. In addition, it can help countries expand their capacity to deal with the outbreak.On Thursday, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters that the Fund had not received any requests for assistance.Somali Finance Minister Abdirahman Duale Beileh told Reuters last week in an interview that many African countries were anxiously monitoring the spread of the flu-like virus, which has infected more than 89,000 people worldwide and killed over 3,000, mostly in China.“Everybody is concerned. We are just hoping that it doesn’t come to us. If that thing comes to Africa, we’re all dead because we don’t have the facilities,” Beileh said on Friday.last_img read more

BP hands out subsea contracts for West African development

first_imgOil major BP has selected McDermott and Baker Hughes, a GE company, for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) for SURF and SPS scope of work of BP’s Tortue/Ahmeyim field development. McDermott and Baker Hughes on Monday announced the selection of front-end engineering design (FEED) studies in advance of the substantial EPCI contract for the Tortue/Ahmeyim field development, a major gas project located on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal.During this initial engineering phase, McDermott said it will work on defining the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) scope for the project, while BHGE will focus on the subsea production system (SPS) scope. The FEED is scheduled to begin and complete this year.The agreement contains a mechanism to allow transition of the contract to a lump sum EPCI contract at a later date. McDermott will work jointly with BHGE to provide an optimized, integrated solution.Scott Munro, Vice President of Americas, Europe and Africa, said: “Building on our relationship with BP on Angelin, McDermott’s focus on modernized project management and a collaborative approach will create a fully inclusive, open and transparent working environment for BP and major partners to ensure success. Our integrated approach with BHGE will bring the best total solution to BP that we believe will provide schedule and budget certainty.”Graham Gillies, Vice President, Subsea Production Systems and Subsea Services at BHGE, said: “We will be working closely with BP and McDermott on this strategically-important gas project, that will benefit from our extensive knowledge of deep water, large bore gas technologies and FEED capabilities.”“Increasingly, industry players are looking for commercially-innovative business models and integrated offerings that help reduce costs, while increasing efficiency and productivity. This is an excellent example of how the industry has evolved its approach, with global operators now embracing the benefits of early engagement with OEMs and service providers.”McDermott expects to use the Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) module from its new digital platform Gemini XD to deliver advanced technology through project execution and the development of a digital twin of the complete system.The project will also benefit from BHGE’s RealTrack digital collaboration tool which provides live, real-time reporting of schedule progress, document status and issues management for more efficient project execution. RealTrack is designed to help customers optimize their operations, respond quickly to arising issues and plan effectively for changing requirements as projects evolve.Teams from McDermott and BHGE will perform the project management and FEED work from McDermott’s Epsom facility in the United Kingdom.The initial subsea infrastructure connects the first four wells consolidated through production pipelines leading to a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel. From here liquids are removed and the export gas is transported via a pipeline to the floating liquid natural gas (FLNG) hub terminal where the gas is liquefied.The Tortue/Ahmeyim field development is located in the C-8 block off the shore of Mauritania and the Saint-Louis Profond block offshore Senegal. The Tortue discovery was made by Kosmos Energy, which farmed down its investment to BP in December 2016. BP now has the largest interest (~60%) among the four partners in the project and is the operator.last_img read more

Premier League title race: Sergio Aguero surrenders to Liverpool

first_img Loading… The Reds have dropped only two points this season and re-established their 13-point lead over second-placed Leicester on Sunday. Sergio Aguero does not believe it will be possible for Manchester City to catch Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithRidiculously Expensive Things The Rock Spends His Money On12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers City are a point further back despite their 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola’s side have won the title in each of the last two seasons but Aguero does not think they will make it three in a row.“Now, Liverpool is too hard. We have to focus just on winning because we need to play Champions League next season,” the striker, who scored his 10th league goal of the campaign on Sunday, said. “We have to play the same way and see what happens.”Guardiola echoed the thoughts of the Argentinian in his own post-match comments, insisting that City should turn their focus to 2020/21.The Catalan has previously dismissed rumours that he could walk away from Manchester at the end of the season, having never completed more than four seasons in charge of the same club.“No. It’s unrealistic to think about that [catching Liverpool],” he said.“A team which has the numbers of Liverpool, why should we think about that? It’s just preparing, play good and better to be as close to the top of the league as we can, prepare for the knockout competitions and for the next season.Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits defeat in Premier League title #SUFC #twitterblades #FNH https://t.co/zqyJraMxvY— Blades News Hound (@BladesFNH) December 30, 2019Read Also: EPL: Aguero, De Bruyne net as Man City see off Sheffield United“Every game helps us to improve for next season. Hopefully we can do better.“The motivation is to improve because when we improve we win games and that is the way to live better. That is the best motivation for all of us. Even in the past.“Now we recover for three days, thank you for three days to recover, and prepare for the next game against Everton. That is what you have to do.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgNash is a two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D’Antoni. He had been a player development consultant with Golden State, where he worked with Durant. The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who will remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant.The Nets reached the postseason despite having Irving for only 20 games and Durant for none, but the two stars who came to Brooklyn together last summer are expected to be ready for the 2020-21 season. That made the Nets vacancy an attractive position.In other NBA news:—The Charlotte Hornets have fired play-by-play radio broadcaster John Focke (FOH’-kee) after he used a racial slur on his Twitter account last month. The team announced on Twitter Thursday that Focke would not return due to “a violation of the organization’s social media policy.” The decision comes after the team investigated the matter in which Focke used the slur while Tweeting about the Jazz-Nuggets playoff game on Aug. 17. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, saying it was a typo.NFL-NEWS Browns acquire safety Harrison from Jaguars for draft pickUNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have acquired safety Ronnie Harrison in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cleveland gave up a fifth-round pick for Harrison. The loss of rookie safety Grant Delpit for the season with a torn Achilles tendon sent the Browns shopping for a safety and they landed Harrison, who is in his third season from Alabama. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Harrison made 22 starts for Jacksonville, which selected him in the third round of the 2018 NFL draft. He’s played in 28 games and made 103 tackles along with three interceptions.In other NFL news:—The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back Josh Gordon on a one-year deal as the talented wide receiver awaits reinstatement from the NFL after his latest suspension. Gordon was suspended indefinitely by the NFL last December for violating the league’s drug policy. It was his eighth suspension either by the league or his team. Gordon applied for reinstatement by the NFL in June. —The Tennessee Titans have made a switch at kicker, agreeing to terms with veteran Stephen Gostkowski (gahst-KOW’-skee) and waiving Greg Joseph. Gostkowski is a four-time Pro Bowl kicker who won three Super Bowls in his 14 seasons with the New England Patriots. He has made 87% of his field goals with the fifth-best field goal percentage in NFL history. September 3, 2020 Update on the latest sports OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston, where he received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. A’s general manager David Forst said Thursday that Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list. The A’s don’t know how Mengden contracted the coronavirus. In other MLB news:—The New York Mets are paying tribute to Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver with a series of salutes. When the Mets took the field for their game at Citi Field against the Yankees, they all had a smudge of dirt on their right knee. That’s a nod to how Seaver’s uniform looked when he pitched, with his knee dropping low to the mound for more power. Seaver died Monday at age 75. His death was announced Wednesday. US-OPEN Greinke struck out a season-high nine in six innings, allowing three runs and six hits. The 36-year-old Greinke leads the majors with the most career starts among active pitchers with 455, passing teammate Justin Verlander’s 454.In other Thursday action:— First-time father Bryan Reynolds hit a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 6-2. Reynolds, who along with wife Blair welcomed son Reese on Monday, sent a drive off Alec Mills into the seats in right field in the third inning for his third home run of the season to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak. Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep.MLB-ATHLETICS-MENGDEN-VIRUSA’s righty Daniel Mengden tests positive for coronavirus The playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without a safety net for the 16 participants during the pandemic. It’s up to each driver to protect themselves from COVID-19, understanding there is no cushion for missing a race. NASCAR at its discretion grants waivers during its regular season for illness, emergency or personal reasons. The waiver maintains playoff eligibility, if the driver qualifies, but no points are awarded while sidelined. Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon both missed one race during the season following a positive COVID-19 test and earned zero points. Dillon won a race — worth an automatic berth in the playoffs — but the seven-time champion Johnson went winless and missed the cut by six points. RACIAL INJUSTICE-NHLNHL, players unveil series of anti-racism initiativesEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL on Thursday unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu (ah-KEEM’ ah-LEE’-yoo) brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white sport. Stephens advancesNEW YORK (AP) — Sloane Stephens continued her path toward a second U.S. Open championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova. Stephens wore a “No Justice/No Peace” mask for her post-match interview.The 26th-seeded Stephens won at Flushing Meadows in 2017. She won two straight matches after entering the tournament with a 1-7 record in 2020 and she had lost in the first round in last year’s U.S. Open. She could face Serena Williams in the third round. Williams plays later in the night against Russian Margarita Gasparyan.In other action:—Matteo Berrettini produced a memorable shot at the U.S. Open — and a reminder that the rules of tennis don’t say the ball must go over the net. Around the net is just fine, too. At 5-all in the third set of his third-round victory, the 2019 semifinalist sprinted to his right, far wide of the doubles alley, to get to a ball that seemed completely out of reach and somehow laced a forehand that went between the net post and the chair umpire, curling in for a winner. The sixth-seeded Italian beat Ugo Humbert 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE-RANGERS-ASTROSDíaz, Brantley 3 RBIs each, Astros beat Lynn, Rangers 8-4HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs, leading Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. ¬— All NFL and NFL Players Association facilities will close on Election Day, and the league and union will televise a one-hour program next week for players to highlight work being done to advance social justice. The league and the players’ union said Thursday they want to “ensure that every member of the NFL family has an opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote” on Nov. 3. Both the league and union have launched get-out-the-vote initiatives as well. —New York Giants co-owner John Mara reiterated his support for a player’s right to protest social issues. While he prefers the team stand during the national anthem, he will support the rights of those who choose to kneel and make a statement. New York opens the season Sept. 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. NASCAR-COVID CONCERNSNASCAR drivers cautious of COVID-19 as playoffs begin CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus test will end a driver’s championship bid. Associated Press —Vasek Pospisil beat fellow Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 to advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. Pospisil has been strong since returning from surgery last year on a herniated disk and helped Canada reach the 2019 Davis Cup final. — An unranked player has pulled off an upset at the U.S. Open in her first tournament in more than three years. Tsvetana Pironkova beat No. 10-seeded Garbine Maguruza 7-5, 6-3 to reach the third round. NBA-NETS COACHNets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coachUNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. The league and NHL Players’ Association are planning mandatory inclusion and diversity training for all players at camp; partnering with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to launch a grassroots program for young players of color in the Toronto area; and working together on several inclusion committees aimed at encouraging diversity among executives, pro and youth players and fans.The moves come amid mounting pressure from current and former minority players for the league to take concrete steps to address systemic racism. Colorado’s Nazem Kadri, a founding member of the alliance that was formed earlier this summer, reviewed the initiatives before they were announced and believes they show progress.last_img read more

Ryan eager to bring home silverware

first_imgThe boss says it’d be great to claim his first piece of silverware since taking charge.Waterford manager Derek McGrath says Tipperary’s achievements so far in the championship have been undervalued.Throw in on Sunday is at 4 o’clock….Tipp FM will have full live coverage, getting underway shortly after 3 in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, NenaghTipp FM will also bring you live coverage of the Munster Minor Hurling Championship Final between Tipperary and Limerick from 2 o’clock on Sunday with thanks to O’Connell’s Centra, Church Street, Templemore. Tipperary manager Michael Ryan says winning Sunday’s Munster senior hurling final would be a huge boost for his side.The Upperchurch-Drombane club man’s charges face Waterford in the provincial decider.Tipp had five points to spare over the Déise in last year’s final at Semple Stadium.last_img read more