UK queen’s husband Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital

first_imgLocal NewsWorld News Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The palace said the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening. It called the admission “a precautionary measure” taken on the advice of Philip’s doctor. The palace said Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is expected to remain for a few days of “observation and rest.” His illness is not believed to be related to COVID-19. The queen and Philip received a first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus in early January. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said he “sends his best wishes to the Duke of Edinburgh as he undergoes a few days of rest in hospital.” Philip retired from public duties in 2017 and rarely appears in public. His most recent public event was a military ceremony at Buckingham Palace in July. During England’s current coronavirus lockdown, the duke has been staying at Windsor Castle, west of London, with the queen, who has performed duties such as meetings with dignitaries remotely. Lockdown permitting, the royal household is planning celebrations, to mark Philip’s 100th birthday on June 10. Philip married the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. He and the queen have four children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A former naval officer and keen polo player, Philip enjoyed robust health well into old age but has had a number of health issues in recent years. In 2011, he was rushed to a hospital by helicopter after suffering chest pains and treated for a blocked coronary artery. In 2017, he spent two nights in the King Edward VII hospital and was hospitalized for 10 days in 2018 for a hip replacement. Philip was last hospitalized in December 2019, spending four nights in the King Edward VII Hospital for what the palace said was planned treatment of a pre-existing condition. He was forced to give up driving at the age of 97, after smashing into a car while driving a Land Rover near Sandringham estate in January 2019. Philip needed help to get out of the Land Rover but wasn’t injured. A woman in the other vehicle suffered a broken wrist. Even after that, Philip continued to drive a horse and carriage on private land from time to time.center_img UK queen’s husband Prince Philip, 99, admitted to hospital Twitter Twitter Previous articleLeonardo247 Grows C-Suite by Appointing Ryan Bovermann CTONext articleFormer LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan hired as next CEO of USGA Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

4 Males Found Slain in Central Islip Likely MS-13 Victims, Cops Say

first_imgDebra Cavanagh, a local educator and president of Central Islip Coalition of Good Neighbors, a group dedicated to safety and quality of life issues in the neighborhood, said she was “upset” and “shocked” to hear about the homicides.Cavanagh said the the tragic deaths should serve as reminder that the community needs to come together collectively to address violence.“It comes up, it goes away, it comes back, it goes away,” she said of violent episodes in Central Islip. “We’ve been dealing with this for a long time.” She added that people “come out” when there’s a problem, but when the issue dissipates, “they disappear.”“They need to get active in the community and not be complacent,” she said of residents.Following the recent slayings in Brentwood, Cavanagh noted how the deaths there impacted students in her school, some of whom were afraid to even go to class.“It does affect the kids personally,” she said.–With additional reporting by Rashed Mian Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The slaying of four males in Central Islip appears to be consistent with the brutal tactics of the ultra-violent MS-13 street gang, Suffolk County police’s top cop said Thursday.Police discovered the bodies at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a wooded area several hundred feet south of a soccer field across the street from the Central Islip Recreation Center on Clayton Street, but authorities did not say what prompted them to search the area. The remains were taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where autopsies will be performed to confirm the victims’ identities and cause of death.“We can confirm that the manner in which they were killed is consistent with the modus operandi of MS-13,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini told reporters during an afternoon press conference held near where the bodies were found. He characterized that MO as the use of “extreme violence” and “sharp instruments,” but he cautioned that investigators won’t be “ruling out anything.”The Central Islip discoveries come six months after six victims of gang violence—most of them teenagers who were students at Brentwood High School—were found dead in a five-week span in neighboring Brentwood. Thirteen MS-13 street gang members were recently charged in connection with some of those cases and others.In the tragic case of best friends Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, they were attacked last September by alleged gang members armed with baseball bats and machetes. Mickens’ dead body was “almost unrecognizable,” former federal prosecutor Robert Capers said last month. In a previous incident, Jose Pena-Hernandez died after gang members took turns slashing and stabbing him with a machete, officials said.“There’s no question that MS-13 still exists in Suffolk County,” Sini said. “This is a long-term war. Make no mistake about it—it’s a war.”Sini did not release the tentative identities of the victims, but said one was 16 years old, two were 18, and one was 20. All four were victims of the same incident and all “suffered from significant trauma throughout their body” from a “sharp or edged instrument.” The murders appear to have been committed at the location where the victims were found, he added.The commissioner declined to elaborate on the date and time of the slayings, instead saying they occurred in the last few days.“We are going to do everything in our power to solve these murders,” he said. “We have all hands on deck, and we are working closely with the FBI.”Police also announced a $25,000 “fast cash” Crime Stoppers reward for any information leading to the arrest of the assailants. Anyone with information can call 1-800-220-TIPS.Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone released a statement condemning “these heinous acts,” which he said would not go unpunished.“I have full confidence that the outstanding men and women of the Suffolk County Police Department under the leadership of Commissioner Tim Sini and Chief Stuart Cameron will do what is necessary to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” Bellone said.“On behalf of all Suffolk County residents, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families, friends, and loved ones during this difficult period,” he added.Suffolk Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood), whose district includes Central Islip, took to Facebook to denounce the senseless violence.“The disregard for human life is unfathomable,” Martinez wrote. “The disregard for the pain, fear and suffering the families and community will experience is uncalled for. Lives being lost and for what? To what end?”“I am mixed with emotions and my condolences go out to the families of the victims,” she continued. “We must stand together beside our neighbor. If there was ever a moment for all of Suffolk County; specifically, Central Islip & Brentwood residents to reflect and reaffirm our most basic beliefs as a community, now is the time.”Even Republican Congressman Peter King, whose district extends from Nassau to that part of Suffolk, weighed in to express his alarm and urge local people to come forward to help the investigation.last_img read more

UCL: Mbappe determined to make history with PSG win

first_imgKylian Mbappe is determined to make footballing history for France by leading Paris Saint-Germain to victory over Bayern Munich in today’s Champions League final in Lisbon. “This is exactly why I came here. I always said that I wanted to go down in my country’s history. Tomorrow is another chance to do that,” Mbappe said on the eve of the game which is PSG’s first ever Champions League final appearance. Mbappe, now 21, emerged as a global superstar by helping France win the World Cup in Russia in 2018, becoming the youngest player since a teenage Pele to score in the final of that competition. He had signed for PSG a year earlier from Monaco in a transfer that cost a reported 180 million euros ($212m), the second biggest fee in history after the 222 million euros paid by Paris to sign Neymar from Barcelona just a few weeks previously. “When I arrived in 2017, we had had several disappointments but now we are in the final and that shows that we didn’t give up, I didn’t give up, and it would be a fantastic reward to win with a French club,” added Mbappe. “That was my mission when I signed here. To win tomorrow (Sunday) would be incredible, it would be a great achievement.” PSG are the first French representatives to reach the Champions League final since 2004, when Monaco were beaten 3-0 by Porto. Read Also: PSG confident on Verratti fitness for UCL final “But we will leave other people to do the talking. We know our qualities and how important this club is in the eyes of the world, how much it has grown. “We are focused on tomorrow, but if we win then we can debate that afterwards.” Mbappe also said he was feeling “better every day” having shaken off an ankle injury to start in PSG’s 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the semi-final last Tuesday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Only once before has a French team won Europe’s elite club competition, when Marseille defeated AC Milan in the inaugural final of the modern Champions League, back in 1993 For PSG, it is also an opportunity to confirm their status as one of Europe’s biggest names after being transformed in the last nine years since being taken over by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011. They have won seven of the last eight French titles, only missing out in that time in 2017 to Mbappe’s Monaco. Thomas Tuchel’s team have won every trophy this season in France. “Are PSG a big club in Europe? I think tomorrow is a good opportunity for us to enter into that circle by winning the Champions League,” Mbappe said. Loading… Promoted Content6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen Today10 Inventions That Make Our Lives Much EasierPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ed Sheeran’s 8 Best CollaborationsThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more