Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A two-car crash in South Huntington Friday night killed one man and critically injured another, Suffolk County police said.The deadly crash occurred around 8:20 p.m. when 23-year-old Fermin Estevez, who was driving a 2003 Acura southbound on Pidgeon Hill Road, crossed into the northbound lane and struck a 2013 Toyota minivan with a family of five inside, police said.The victim, 30-year-old Coles Jacquet of Huntington Station, a passenger in the Acura, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said.Estevez, a Greenlawn resident, was transported by police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital and is listed in critical condition with head injuries, police said.The driver of the minivan, 34-year-old Anthony Depalo, his wife Sharon, also 34, and their three children, a 5-year-old boy, 3-year-old boy, and 6-month-old girl, were transported to Huntington Hospital after the crash. Depalo and his kids were treated and released, police said. His wife was treated for minor injuries.Police impounded the vehicles for safety checks, police said. The investigation is ongoing.Detectives ask anyone with information about the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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– says GFF, MOPH and GFA should discuss possible blueprint By Clifton Ross LOCAL soccer players, much like their international counterparts, remain at risk of contracting COVID-19 once the window of live sports fully opens up and Georgetown Football Association (GFA) president Otis James is advocating for special system to be put in place to test Guyanese footballers.Chronicle Sport caught up with the GFA head recently and, as part of his future endeavors for the local soccer community, he outlined blueprints of a strong system which should be set up across the country to help monitor, urgently treat and tend to the over well-being of their soccer players; should someone contract COVID-19.“I think we should be looking at testing kits for players and we should have a team in place in order to facilitate the system. The GFF (Guyana Football Federation) should come together along with the Ministry of Public Health and the GFA so we can put something in place for our players safety”, said James.Removing his executive cap, replacing it with that of his old arbitrator’s hat, the 12-year international veteran referee said that he was looking at future safety measures from an international perspective, having been on the road and getting advice from mates in similar positions overseas.The GFA boss also strongly advocated for trained experts to further work with the medical team in the soccer fraternity, something, he said, will help to better equip the staff with the hands-on experience to deal with persons within the football community specifically, should homeopathic issues arise.“I was a former international referee, so I keep in touch with other old comrades who are still heavily involved in football and these are some of [the]things we have spoken about. I hope the GFF can help to put that in place for us to fight the spread because we need systems set up in and out of town for our players with medical coaches and experts who can teach what is required of them”, said James.Shifting gears to the state of things venue-wise, the GFA head explained that they were keeping track of what has been going on around their facilities such as National Service and Police grounds; during the ongoing lockdown.“The Police Force Ground is now cutting, Georgetown Football Club (GFC) is going through major rehabilitations and the work is phenomenal thus far. We have been keeping in contact with groundsmen, we maintain corporation with the various ground staff in case they need help”. James pointed out.With August being a possible return date for football action, James said the GFA will use the month of July to further prepare for a possible return to live sports and as such will utilize the month in order to streamline things with sponsors, players and stakeholders of football.“July we could clear the pitch and check in with sponsors and shareholders because Covid-19 hit us hard; we had to do some cutting, so we are seeing a little recession. So far we have gotten feedback from almost 16 clubs who keep asking when we can get back out on the field. Every day that question will be asked, we all want to play but we have to be watchful because one bad orange can spoil the entire bunch”, James ended.
Meanwhile, Rob Kearney and Luke Fitzgerald have been restored to the side, while Cian Healy, Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross will form an all-new international front-row in Leo Cullen’s team.The province will be aiming to retain their top spot in the table.
Roy Smethurst, arguably the most successful senior amateur from England, has been awarded the Gerald Micklem Trophy for 2013. He was presented with the award, given annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to further the interest of amateur golf in England, at the England Golf Annual Meeting at Woodhall Spa. “I’m amazed to get this award but also delighted,” he said. “Basically, I’m accepting it on behalf of English senior golfers. I wouldn’t have got it if it hadn’t been for the rest of my senior colleagues. “Over the last ten years we have established senior golf in England with success in the Home Internationals and in Europe and it has been a privilege to have played with the guys over the past 15 or so years.” Smethurst (image copyright Tom Ward Photography), a member of the Crewe club for over 40 years and a past member of Sherwood Forest, was the Crewe captain in 2012 and is a Vice President of the Cheshire Union of Golf Clubs. The 71-year-old retired computer consultant has a string golfing successes to his name. He was British Seniors champion in 2003, European Seniors champion in 2005, has won the English Seniors title on four occasions, and was a senior international for England from 2001 to 2011. He has also won the silver medal as leading amateur at the Senior British Open four times, reached the semi-finals of the US Senior Amateur Championship in 2003, has twice been the French Senior Over 65 champion, while his successes at county level are even more numerous. He has been Cheshire county champion four times, Cheshire Senior champion ten times, six-in-a-row from 1998, helped Cheshire to the English Senior County Championship on three occasions, not to mention four Northern Seniors titles. His appearances for Cheshire total 186, he has played over 100 times for the county’s seniors and is still counting, while he played around 25 times for Nottinghamshire before moving to Cheshire. Obviously, it has been as a senior that Roy has become so successful but he made his England debut back in 1962 for England Youth against Scotland at Pannal. “I recall winning my foursomes but I lost to Scott McDonald in the afternoon,” added Roy. Their paths crossed again four years ago in the Senior Home Internationals at Crail when Roy gained his revenge with a victory. “Amazingly, Scott produced a photograph of the teams from 1962 but he didn’t recognise me,” added Roy. “It was probably because I had hair then.” Off the course, Roy’s interest include website design, gardening – he has a large garden where he grows his own vegetables – house maintenance – his timbered cottage dates back to the 17th Century – and cooking. He is a widower with a son, David, daughter, Catherine and four grandchildren. 12 Feb 2014 Top senior Smethurst awarded Micklem Trophy