Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating a shooting in North Valley Stream that left one man dead and another seriously injured, authorities said.When officers responded to Charles Street at 5:57 p.m. on Monday, they found a 21-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. He was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m., police said.Officers found another gunshot victim a short distance from Charles Street with a wound to his abdomen, police said. The 22-year-old was transported to a local hospital and is listed in guarded condition, police said.Police said the investigation is ongoing.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has won a new job, replacing retiring U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola), a gun-control advocate who was the first Congresswoman to represent part of Long Island.Rice, a 49-year-old Democrat from Garden City, defeated Republican Bruce Blakeman, 59, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature and former Port Authority board member from Long Beach, who had tried to make her sound weak on national security issues. Unlike her, he promised he’d vote to repeal President Obama’s signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act health care reform, aka Obamacare.“From the minute I sat down at her kitchen table…last January there was no going back and she was at my side the whole way,” Rice told supporters at the Garden City Hotel. “We did something really simple tonight, we also did something really important. We proved that positivity…beats fear mongering.”Rice won 52 percent of the vote over Blakeman, who won 47 percent, according to the Nassau County Board of Elections. She also ran on the Working Families Party line while Blakeman also had the Conservative and Tax Revolt party lines.“My only real regret is that I’m not going to get to fight the fights with [Congressman Peter King],” Blakeman told supporters at GOP Election Night headquarters in Westbury. “We started this race against all odds and we lost at the wire.”Rice, who unsuccessfully ran for New York State attorney general four years ago, leaves her Mineola office for Washington, D.C. after serving eight years as Nassau’s first female district attorney—a job she won by unseating longtime Republican incumbent Denis Dillon. During her tenure, she cracked down on drunk driving and won the first murder conviction against a drunken driver who caused a fatal crash. She also responded to a college admissions-test cheating scandal in Great Neck by helping to foster changes nationwide in test security.She joins the House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic minority, which lost more ground against the Republicans in this off-year election. She said she wanted to find ways to fund federal investments in the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. She also supported raising the minimum wage, keeping a lid on middle class taxes and reforming immigration laws.And in line with her predecessor’s policy, Rice has promised to persist in McCarthy’s decades-long fight to stem gun violence by closing gun-show loopholes that let people buy weapons without undergoing background checks. So, once Rice is in Congress, she too will become a political target for the National Rifle Association.What she can accomplish in a GOP-dominated Congress remains to be seen.McCarthy, who was on stage for the victory speech, said: “I have worked with Kathleen for a lot of years and…[when] I decided I was going to retire there was only one person in my mind that I wanted to take over the district.”As for the rest of Long Island’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) was unseated by New York State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). Winning re-elections were U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) and U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Queens)
Golden Eaglets By Femi SolajaAfter the conclusion of group round of matches at the ongoing AFCON U-17 tournament in Tanzanian, Guinea emerged the Group B runners-up and have book a place to face Nigeria in the semi-finals on Wednesday.The Guineans beat Morocco 1-0 their last match yesterday at the Chamazi Stadium in Mbagala and will meet Group A winners, Nigeria in the first semi final at the National Stadium in Dar Es Salam with kickoff at 4pm local time. Guinea thus picked Africa’s fourth ticket for the World Cup holding in Brazil later this year. Substitute player, Momo Fanye Toure scored the vital goal that earned Guinea the victory.In the other Group B match, Cameroon, already qualified played a goalless draw with Senegal.Cameroon will face Angola in the other semi-final match that will come immediately after the Nigeria-Guinea clash.The semifinals and final stage of the competition will be strictly on knockout basis. In accordance to the Article 73 of the Regulations for the competition, no extra time will be played in the event of draw as the game proceeds to penalty shootout.While Nigeria is yet to lose any match after two wins and a draw in the last match against Angola on Saturday, their opponent, Guinea started their campaign on a losing note after 0-2 loss to Cameroon in the opening match last week Monday.On record, Nigeria has scored most goals with seven but five against with two goals difference as against Guinea with three goals and three against.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Lionel Messi has blasted his team-mates after Barcelona lost the LaLiga title to Real Madrid.The Argentine superstar dubbed them “weak” and “erratic” and cast doubt over their chances of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.Real bagged their first LaLiga title since 2016/17 with a 2-1 home win against Villareal yesterday while Barca lost by the same scoreline at home to Osasuna.GURIAnd Messi, 33, said: “We didn’t want to end the season like this but it represents how the season has gone.“We were a very erratic, very weak, low-intensity team. We lost a lot of points and today’s game is a summary of the season.“We have to be self-critical. Starting with the players but doing a global self-criticism.“We are Barca and we have to win everything.“We can’t look at Madrid. Madrid have done their job, but we have helped them a lot.”And Messi also cast doubt over Barca’s ability to reach the last eight of the Champions League.They drew 1-1 at Napoli in the first leg of their last-16 tie before lockdown and have to beat the Italians or draw 0-0 in the home leg on August 8 to progress.Messi added: “If we want to win the Champions League, we have to change a lot. If we continue like this, we will lose the game against Napoli.”“We have to change lots of things.“We have a game against Napoli just around the corner and things have to change.“I think we’ll have a break now which will be good for us to clear the heads a bit.“January until now has been such a terrible time for everybody.“I think in the Champions League there are four matches where we could turn the whole season around if we get the right results.“I think the people here at the club will feel angry about what’s been going on this season but that’s normal, the players feel like that too, it’s logical people will be critical.“I think it’s like losing against Roma and Liverpool, when you don’t win anything no-one is happy.”Barca will face Chelsea or Bayern Munich in the next round if they beat Napoli.