Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Rocky Point woman was among four people who have admitted to committing a $4-million health care fraud scheme over a two and ½ year span.Sophia Lin, 34, and three Queens residents pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to commit health care fraud at Brooklyn federal court. Also pleading guilty to that charge were 55-year-old Jeffrey Suh of Bay Side, 42-year-old Kang Young Chung of Woodside and 40-year-old Emily Shim of Flushing.“The fraud scheme that Mr. Suh and his employees engaged in was motivated by nothing more than greed,” said Scott Lampert, Special Agent-in-Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General.The quartet, who worked at Flushing-based Plaza Medi Group, Inc. and New Plaza Group, Inc., was arrested as part of a nationwide Medicare Fraud takedown in June.Prosecutors said the foursome submitted false claims to Medicare for physical therapy, occupational therapy and chiropractic services that were not medically necessary, were often not provided and otherwise did not qualify for reimbursement from December 2010 to June 2013.Each faces up to 10 years in prison and orders to pay restitution to reimburse Medicare for the false claims paid, fines as well as forfeiture of $2,808,190 for Suh, $2,183,012 for Chung, $272,641 for Lin and $115,136 for Shim.
Bladt Industries has appointed Nils Overgaard as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), who will be responsible for the company’s entire sales and business development.Overgaard will take the position on 1 May, with the current Vice President for Commercial & Sales Lars Bender continuing as part of his team.The new CSO will be responsible for a newly merged unit comprising Commercial & Sales and Business Development, Bladt said, adding that the appointment is part of the company’s professionalization.“Nils has an in-depth understanding of where the industry and our customers are going – as well as the way in which we can contribute to optimising the competitiveness of our customers. He will be bringing these skills to Bladt with the aim of consolidating our customer relationships further,” said Bladt Industries CEO Klaus Steen Mortensen.Overgaard comes from the position of Head of Energy and Utilities Industry, Nordics at IBM and was previously responsible for strategic customers in the Nordics with Vestas Offshore.“I have spent most of my career building long-term customer relationships internationally and creating close partnerships with customers. I previously refined this at Vestas and most recently at IBM – and I will continue to focus on this at Bladt Industries,” said Overgaard.
285 Views no discussions Tweet Share LocalNews Roseau to Portsmouth Highway – “a significant landmark” by: – April 3, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring! Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. The newly completed Roseau to Portsmouth Highway has been described as a “significant landmark” in the history of Dominica.The highway was rehabilitated under the West Coast Road Development Project by the China Railway 17th Bureau Group Corporation Limited which is a subsidiary company of China Railway at a cost of EC$ 100, 000, 000.00. Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore in a live interview with DBS Radio on Tuesday noted that Dominica’s development “is defined by historical landmarks and personalities.” Blackmoore explained that E. O Leblanc; the first premier of Dominica, “was a tremendous personality in the field of politics and culture” and credited for having constructed the West Coast Highway which was at that time a “feeder road” under his administration.“The road in itself represents a very significant landmark in our development as a collective and of course connecting a major artery the town of Roseau and the town of Portsmouth and I think that is tremendous”.While the minister noted that “there is always room for improvement” he said the rehabilitation project which was conducted is “a significant improvement” from what existed.The Dominica China Friendship Bridge (DC Bridge) which forms part of the West Coast Road Project was officially opened on February 1, 2012. Photograph by Ashton Shillingford.“I think that we need to put this thing into proper context because it really costs a lot to maintain our roads in Dominica. It is a challenge for us and we are trying to see what we can do in the next ten years to get all our roads in good condition”.That goal to ensure that all road networks within the country are in good condition, will be a “tremendous challenge” however Blackmoore said his government is committed to undertaking this as the country stands to benefit from such a project.“You can criticize the wall but it was a tremendous improvement and the country can only benefit from that improvement in terms of our commerce; and once you improve your commerce it’s definitely place for economic advancement as a people”.The highway will officially open on the 20th of April, 2012 a date which Blackmoore said “coincides with a very significant event when we’re celebrating eight years having shifted from the Province of Taiwan to the Republic of China”.The opening will be held in Mahaut, which according to Blackmoore is “a centralized location” and coincidentally forms part of the minister’s constituency. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced at the official opening of the Dominica China Friendship Bridge (DC Bridge) on February 1st, 2012 that the highway will be renamed the Edward Oliver Highway in recognition of his contribution to the initial construction of that road.Dominica Vibes News
Salefu was to be voted man-of-the-match and he said the victory was sweet to the extent that it was their first after many matches.â€œThis was a very sweet victory for us, because we had not won a match for some time now. I said before the game that I would score, and I am very happy that I did. My bigger joy is that we won in the end. Now, we have to maintain this spirit and keep winning our matches, whether at home or away. I donâ€™t want my team to go on relegationâ€, Salefu toldwww.npfl.ngCoach Fatai Osho was impressed by the contributions of the players, praising them for going the extra mile to deliver all they could for victory.Osho said after the match, â€œOf course, I am very happy. I am not going to say we won simply because we got two early goals. My players gave their all throughout the match and deserved the three points.â€œWe have been playing well but just unlucky to lose some of our matches. We will work very hard and try to achieve results in the coming weeks, so that we can get out of the bottom position in the Leagueâ€, the Coach concluded on a note of optimisim.True to his words, the wards of Fatai Osho had shown brisk business-like approach from the beginning of attrition on the turf of the Gateway International Stadium. And their macho bearing was given a huge boost on the 10th minute as star â€“man Oche Salefu slammed in a beauty of a goal from a free kick 22 yards away.Before the goal, Gombe Unitedâ€™s Afolabi Abdulwaheed, Abdulrahaman Kelebe and Idris Bakare (who got their only goal in the defeat of Katsina United in Gombe the previous weekend) combined to cause some anxieties in the home teamâ€™s rear, but could not get any good sight on goal.When on the quarter hour, Ekene Awazie met Salefuâ€™s in-swinging corner kick with a powerful header that flew past goalkeeper Joseph Onwuga, the home faithful truly looked forward to a rewarding evening.The Savannah Scorpions did not sit down to sulk. Kelebe, Abdulwaheed, Bakare and Austin Oladapo mounted wave after wave of onslaughts, but they always found Remo Starsâ€™ rearguard of Edozie Ewelike, Ekene Obi, Osas Okunoghae and Saheed Lasisi impregnable.On the 35th minute, Kelebe completely miscued his shot when presented with an opportunity, and two minutes later, Bakare lifted the ball too high. Just before the break, Eric Dufegha had the ball in the net after the irrepressible Salefu got past the visitorsâ€™ defence, but it was correctly ruled out for offside.In the second half, the home boys dug their feet into the ground at the rear and even launched a number of onslaughts. However, Gombe United thought they had reduced the tally when Idris Bakare connected as the ball rebounded off the upright from a fierce free kick by Austin Oladapo. But he was also correctly ruled out for offside positioning, and got booked for questioning the refereeâ€™s decision.Substitute Joseph Onoja tried to add some urgency to the Savannah Scorpionsâ€™ attack, but the homers stood their ground and ran away with the three points.NPFL MATCH-DAY 23 TODAYShooting vs Kano PillarsLobi Stars vs MFM FCIfeanyiUbah vs ABS FCTornadoes vs Rivers UtdAkwa United vs WikkiEl-Kanemi vs RangersNasarawa vs Katsina UtdAbia Warriors vs Remo StarsGombe Utd vs EnyimbaSunshine vs Plateau UtdShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Ademola OlajireRemo Stars gave themselves a shot in the arm in this campaign with a well â€“deserved 2-0 defeat of Gombe United at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu. In the event, the Sky Blue Stars picked their first points in six matches, brought back celebrations to the stands at the Gateway Stadium and to player, Oche Salefu, hope that the team can still beat the drop.Both teams, two of the four teams promoted to the top flight at the beginning of the season (the others being ABS FC and Katsina United), needed a win to calm the nerves of exasperated Management teams.The big news ahead of the clash was Remo Starsâ€™ attacking midfielder Benjamin Felix telling all who cared to listen that the Sky Blues Stars were now ready to start winning games as they have become eager than ever to reduce the burden of being bottom team of the elite cadre.
LOS ANGELES — Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he hadn’t paid attention to criticism Wednesday in reaction to the news that Kawhi Leonard would miss Wednesday’s showdown with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwuakee Bucks – but he understands: Fans want to see stars play.“Listen, I am a fan of basketball as well, not just a coach, and so I feel for that, I understand that,” Rivers said before his team took the Staples Center court without Leonard, who had been ruled out – load management (knee) – and would be skipping the first game of a back-to-back for the second time this season, both times missing games broadcast nationally by ESPN.“We obviously have to do what’s right by our players,” Rivers continued. “We have to; it’s our duty. And for a fan, it’s just, it’s really a tough one and there’s no answer.”Under a conservative regimen last season with the Toronto Raptors, Leonard played 60 of 82 regular-season games. But he averaged 39.1 minutes in 24 playoff games and led Toronto to its first NBA title – defeating Milwaukee in the Eastern Conference finals along the way. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error After this season began, Rivers and Leonard suggested that because the superstar wing is healthier than he was a season ago, he would miss fewer games due to load management. But Wednesday’s absence was his second in eight games so far.“He feels great, but he feels great because of what we’ve been doing,” Rivers said. “He played a lot of minutes in the playoffs last year, so it’s not a health thing, really, (but) it is in some ways – we want him to just keep feeling better … it’s an 82-game schedule and guys are gonna miss games due to injuries, you know? And then due to injury prevention.”Theoretically, Rivers said, there would be fewer load management scenarios if games were not scheduled on consecutive days. But even then, stars will miss games.“It’s tough because sometimes you know guys get nicked and they shouldn’t play,” Rivers said. “There’s no way around it, there really isn’t. I’m not smart enough to have a solution to it. I’m just not.“We haven’t had one minute of practice yet with that full team on the floor, not one minute,” Rivers continued. “Clearly it’s not the way you would plan it. But it’s the way it is and that’s, like, real life to me. I tell my guys that all the time, ‘Deal with it, it’s life, let’s figure it out.’” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates “Organizations and teams have to figure out a way to manage a season, manage great players, manage minutes and bodies,” said Budenholzer, last season’s NBA Coach of the Year. “And Giannis is similar. We’re very conscientious of how we can keep them healthy and keep him playing well and being proactive and being aggressive. It’s not just the Clippers. A lot of teams are considering and doing things to make sure their whole roster is healthy.”GEORGE BACK ‘VERY, VERY’ SOONThe Clippers could be at full strength – with the services of All-Star wing Paul George for the first time – soon, Rivers said.“He’s very eager,” said Rivers, who said George, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries, could possibly participate full bore in the Clippers’ next full practice, likely Saturday.“He tried to slip in the last couple of practices, he tried to just like sneak in one possession – unsuccessfully. But it’s good. You can see he’s worked all this time, he wants to play. He’s eager, he’s close, and I think all of us are looking forward to it.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said he empathized with what the Clippers are dealing with. He and his staff face a similar challenge in keeping Antetokounmpo – the reigning league MVP – healthy and at his best.Related Articles