Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A person was shot and another was pistol-whipped during a recent Gordon Heights home invasion, one of two such cases two days apart that Suffolk County police are investigating, authorities said.Two men armed with handguns entered a home on Dunton Avenue, hit a man in the head with a gun and shot another victim in the leg before the assailants stole an Xbox gaming console at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, police said.Then at 1:20 a.m. Monday, June 22, two men armed with a gun broke the front glass door of an East Elm Street home in Central Islip and stole money and a cell phone, police said.The victims in the first case were treated at a local hospital. The victims in the second case were not harmed.There were neither any arrests made nor descriptions of the suspects available in either case, police said.Detectives are continuing the investigations.
BORACAY – Boat commuters from Caticlanjetty port going to this fame-island resort should brace themselves as theCaticlan Boracay Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CBTMPC) will now charge higherboat fare starting next month. CBTMPC is shifting from wood to technologically-advanced hull materials for faster, efficient, and resilient fiber-reinforced plastic boats. (With a report from Akean Forum/PN) CBTMPC is also charging a charterrate of P1,000 from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. for one-way trip to Boracay Island forthe first 10 passengers and P30 regular rate for additionalpassengers. For night time, chartered trip will cost P2,000 from 6 p.m. to10 p.m. and P2,500 from 10 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Passengers with discounted cards will only pay fare of P25 from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and P30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fare hike will counter rising fueland maintenance costs of fiberglass-made boats of the cooperative – thesole public boat transport group operating the Caticlan to Boracay Islandroute. Tourists, residents and guests, who will disembark to Tambisaan port or Cagbanport in Boracay Island from mainland Malay, will pay P30 from the previous P25from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Boat commuters will be charged P40 from6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and P50 from 10 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. Last year, a notice for change for passenger rate was filed by CBTMPC chairman Godofredo Sadiasa and duly approved by Maritime Industry Authority in Iloilo City. These wooden-hulled passenger boats are the main transportation mode between Caticlan to Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. The boat cooperative in the world-famous island will impose a fare hike starting October. BOY RYAN ZABAL/AKEAN FORUM
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — For the second time this season, the Golden State Warriors made news on the road against the Clippers.Back on Nov. 12, the headlines had less to do with the Clippers’ overtime victory over the two-time defending NBA champions than with strife between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green that started on the bench and then reportedly carried over into their locker room.On Friday evening, there was drama of an entirely different order when basketball fans tuned in to see how the talented, mercurial DeMarcus Cousins would fit on the Warriors’ star-studded roster.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he planned to start Cousins in his Warriors debut, and to play the 28-year-old big man only in “short bursts” as he re-acclimates himself to the pace of the NBA – and his new, famously up-tempo team, which entered Friday’s game atop the Western Conference standings and winners of six straight games. WILLIAMS SIDELINEDRivers played coy when asked pregame whether there were any new injuries to report.“We have injuries. And that’s all I’ll say,” he said about an hour before the team reported that star reserve Lou Williams would miss the game with a sore hamstring.Williams missed four games – all Clippers losses – in December with a sore left hamstring. He’s the NBA’s top scorer off the bench, averaging 18.7 points per game. Following shootaround Friday morning at Staples Center, Cousins asked for patience.“Honestly, I’m just happy to be back on the floor,” he said. “Outside of winning the basketball game, that’s probably my only goal tonight. Go in, play hard, get my feet underneath me. It’s been a long journey, and I’m in the last phase of it. Like I said, I’m just extremely happy to be on the floor.”Cousins was reported to be one of the peacemakers during the Warriors’ last visit to Staples Center, a situation he said his team has moved past.“I said what I said,” he said. “Really no need to go into detail. But it (wasn’t) really about what I said. Those two guys made the decision to get over it and for the betterment of themselves and the team, and that’s all that really matters.”Kerr said the Warriors now are healthier, in all ways, than they were Nov. 12.“We’re light years ahead,” he said. “I’m really proud of how far we’ve come and how our guys have gotten to this point. Playing at a high level, we’re playing through frustration, we’re playing through adversity.”Being able to recover from inevitable setbacks is part of the challenge of the “marathon” NBA season, Kerr said, with an eye on Friday’s opponent.“The Clippers have had a great, great season of playing at a high level,” Kerr said. “Now all of a sudden, they’ve lost four in a row. So it’s their time, where they’ve got to dig themselves out of a little bit of a hole. All 30 teams go through this, and as a coach, it’s your job to manage the situation and try to help the guys get back on the right track.” “No matter what team you’re coaching, that’s what coaching is about, managing 15 players – I like Premier League soccer, they call the coaches ‘managers,’ ” said Kerr, joking that he’d prefer to be referred to as a manager. “That’s all part of it, and obviously it takes on an even greater significance when you’re talking about an all-star player, one of the best players in the league, joining our team, coming off an injury.”Friday was Cousins’ first NBA action since Jan. 26, when he suffered a torn Achilles tendon as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. This past July, Cousins signed a one-year, $5 million contract with Golden State – news that Clippers coach Doc Rivers initially cheered.“I said, ‘Good for him,’ ” Rivers said before the game. “He had an awful injury and he was in a ridiculous spot. Had he been healthy, he would’ve signed a contract that would have taken care of him maybe for life, and he gets injured.“I was looking at all the teams and thinking that this was the perfect team for him to rehabilitate with, where they wouldn’t rush him, for him to come back. …“And then I thought, ‘Wow That’s not right.’ ”