first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Tereso De Jesus Ruiz-HernandezA 25-year-old Bayville man has been charged with the rape of a 13-year-old girl that he met on Facebook.Nassau County police arrested Tereso De Jesus Ruiz-Hernandez on Monday evening and charged him with second-degree rape and criminal sexual act.Police said the suspect met the victim online last month and arranged to meet her in Glen Cove on several occasions.Glen Cove city police said one of their officers spotted the suspect and the victim sitting together in the defendant’s vehicle in the early morning hours of Aug. 9 and told the girl’s parents.Ruiz-Hernandez and the victim “engaged in sexual activity with the victim” in his Nissan Maxima, police said in a news release.Special Victims Squad detectives request anyone who may know of additional victims to contact them.Second-degree rape is defined under New York State law as someone older than 18  years old  having sex with a person less than 15 years old or someone incapable  of  consent.Bail for Ruiz-Hernandez was set at $20,000. He faces up to seven years in prison, if convicted.last_img read more

first_imgDesigners of a new luxury Brisbane residence have created a palatial main bedroom suite to rival the size of a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, inner-city apartment.The home is in the sought-after St Peters precinct at Indooroopilly, adjacent to the prestigious Hillstone golf course.The 64sqm main bedroom suite includes a custom-built dressing room and walk-in wardrobe.The wardrobe’s built-in cabinets offer huge amounts of hanging space, drawers, storage cubicles and even upholstered bench seating.The designers were looking to create a unique home in a tightly-held area.Still smaller: 92-year-old breaks price record selling her apartmentStunning pendant lights are positioned bedside in the oversized main room which has large feature windows that capture the home’s external design elements.A freestanding bath, oversized hanging vanity and floor-to-ceiling white pearl marble tiles feature in the ensuite.A 64sqm bedroom is a key feature of the property.The home is designed by boutique development company Element Properties Developments and business partners Mark Smith and Tyson Flannery worked together on the project.“We wanted to do something unique – unlike anything else in the area – and something that would appeal to a wide audience,” Smith says.“We followed a very open-plan design with a lot of natural light into the living areas.“The large windows were also designed to take in the view of the St Lucia Golf Course, to incorporate the view into every aspect of the house.”Luxurious: A stunning harbourside apartmentThe walk-in wardrobe has quite a bit of storage.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home has a galley-style kitchen with Calcutta stone benchtops, a butler’s pantry, gas cooktop, undermount sink, integrated dishwasher and a breakfast bar.There is also a patio with a built-in barbecue with marble benchtops.Other luxury design elements include high ceilings, a fireplace, glass balustrades, floating timber bench seats, a CCTV security system and ducted air-conditioning.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoA freestanding bath and marble tiles are standout features of the ensuite.Enchanting: A space-age Fantasy home in QueenslandSmith says the pair focused on using a neutral and warm colour palette throughout.“It was a pretty special home and we have had a great deal of interest so far,” he says.“Whoever buys the home will know they’re getting something that cannot be replicated.“It is a very tightly-held area with some amazing homes.”This story was originally published on the Courier Mail.last_img read more

first_imgDeleon,  RonaldFort WayneIndianapolis DriverHometownUPS Work Location Leroy,  DanielGreenfieldIndianapolis Baccino,  JimDemotteHammond Bermingham, MarkScherervilleChicago, IL Beach,  MichaelBeech GroveIndianapolis Miner,  LaneBourbonBourbon Turner,  PaulGuilfordSharonville, OH Murray,  WayneIndianapolis16th Street Milburn,  DanielAndersonCastleton Mackey,  JamesWashingtonWashington Indianpolis, In. —UPS officials say 28 elite drivers from Indiana are among 1,582 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.Indiana boasts 262 Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 7,112 years of accident-free driving. Charles Roach of Frankton is the state’s senior-most safe driver, with 48 years of accident-free driving under his belt. There are 2,230 total full-time UPS drivers in Indiana.Globally, 10,504 UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honor. Collectively they’ve racked up 257,221 years and nearly 14 billion safe miles during their careers. That’s enough miles to travel to the moon and back almost 29,000 times.“My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Kevin Church, president, UPS Ohio Valley District. “Their attention to detail has kept them safe and has helped improve public safety.”Globally, the most seasoned UPS Circle of Honor driver is Thomas Camp of Livonia, Mich., with 55 years of driving without an accident. Ronald McKnight of Bronx, N.Y., is next in line with 49 years of safe driving. One hundred twenty-six others have logged at least 40 years without an accident.UPS’s 127,000 small package drivers are among the safest on the roads, logging more than 3 billion miles a year and delivering nearly 5 billion packages annually.Founded in 1907, UPS has a rich history of safety and training. The company issued its first driver handbook in 1917 and began recognizing safe drivers in 1923. In 1928, UPS recognized its first five-year safe driver, Ray McCue, with UPS founder Jim Casey presenting him a gold and platinum watch. UPS formally established its safe driving honor program in 1928. Rice,  DarrinIndianapolis16th Street Hall,  TimothyRichmondCenterville Hunt,  BrianAndersonAnderson Slaton,  JohnIndianapolisIndianapoliscenter_img Collison,  JimWashingtonWashington Heath,  TracyDanville16th Street Ehresman,  TonyWarsawFort Wayne McGregor,  ThomasWolcottvilleFort Wayne Bell,  TroyTerre HauteIndianapolis Koch,  DouglasSan PierreWestville Greenwell,  TimothyAvonIndianapolis Rowe,  DonaldCarmelIndianapolis Burris,  JamesChurubuscoFort Wayne Sordelet,  MatthewFort WayneFort Wayne Lemler,  BrianTippecanoeIndianapolis Dammeyer,  MikeFort WayneFort Wayne Rogers,  JohnWest LafayetteLafayette Warrick,  LarryWaynetownCrawfordsvillelast_img read more

first_imgFURNITURE giant COURTS Guyana Inc. yesterday handed over its sponsorship cheque of $2.4M towards the hosting of its annual 10K road race, which is set for September 25.At a small presentation ceremony held at the company’s Main Street branch, Marketing Manager Pernell Cummings handed over the donation to AAG president Aubrey Hutson, who thanked the company for not only supporting this event, but also for being a continued source of financial support to the association.“I must say that we are very happy with the support that we continue to receive from them. COURTS, in its willing way, has been supporting us, not just with this 10K but we’ve also gotten from them some very tangible sponsorship for our team to go off to CARIFTA 2016. We are happy to again partner with COURTS in assisting our athletes in their development at this time of the year. The entire council and members of the AAG look forward to this event, come September.” Hutson remarked.In response, Cummings thanked the Association for providing an avenue for COURTS to continue to promote its fitness and healthy lifestyles. He also took the opportunity to encourage the general public to come out and support the event, stating that the event will include a 3K race open to company employees.“COURTS, as a company in Guyana for the past 23 years, is always happy to contribute to the development of sports in Guyana as one of the tenets of our corporate responsibility. Thank you to the Association for allowing COURTS to be a part of the development of athletics in Guyana. This is the sixth year that we are hosting this event and every year we have improved. We’re inviting all of the gyms, all of the running clubs to come out, take part, let’s have a competitive race. Let’s run for health, let’s run for fitness, let’s run for fun.” Cummings implored.The event which is now a fixture on the AAG calendar sees some clubs, athletes and gyms participate every year with last year having the largest registration in history for any 10K event in Guyana.Hutson has already declared that this year is expected to see improvements, saying, “We would have learnt over the years where our shortfalls would have taken place and we are working assiduously to ensure that those things don’t show their head again this year.”He also urged those athletes from all across Guyana to come out and challenge the Georgetown athletes with the association looking to provide accommodations for those athletes outside of the capital city.“Athletes out-of-town, we’re working on getting you some housing facilities so you can come down from the Saturday. We’re working with the National Sports Commission to have you housed at the (National) Gymnasium.” Hutson explained.The COURTS 10K is among a series of 10K road race events, culminating with the South American 10K. Just a few weeks ago the Massy 10K road race was held where Cleveland Forde continued to dominate as the men’s champion, while Ashanti Scott won the female title.The affair will see participants compete in a number of categories including the Open, Masters and Junior.In the Open category participants will be competing for a top prize of $100 000, with cash prizes doled out up to fifth place for both male and female sides.The second-place finishers will pocket $75 000, third-placers will take away $50 000, while fourth- and fifth-place finishers will collect $30 000 and $20 000 respectively.In the Junior category the winners from first to fifth will receive training vouchers in amounts of $60 000, $40 000, $30 000, $20 000 and $10 000 respectively.last_img read more

first_imgThe three blocks, edited together in a neat, 21-second clip, ended with the same celebration. The first, and most-recent, against Wake Forest featured a leap to the wing. The second — in the KFC Yum! Center against the then-No. 2 team in the country — was a chase-down block. The third, and first collegiate block by Emily Engstler, sparked uproar from the Carrier Dome crowd as she straightened her shoulders and walked back on defense.At 11:47 a.m. on Feb. 19, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman tweeted a highlight reel of Engstler’s best plays through her 25 collegiate games, most of which have come on the defensive end. Her 3.4 blocks per 40 minutes leads the team. Hillsman added a flexing-arm emoji and a word to describe Engstler’s defensive presence in recent weeks: Enforcement.“(Blocks are) fun, man,” Engstler said while smirking after a recent practice. “They make the game fun. I’d rather have a block than a 3 any day.” Published on February 21, 2019 at 12:32 am Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Comments Lauded for her passing and shooting, Engstler hasn’t developed into an offensive playmaker while adjusting to Division I’s pace of play. Hillsman has benched her on multiple occasions for not hustling down the court.Instead, the No. 9 recruit’s highs in her “roller coaster” first season have come in the form of thundering swats. Operating usually on the wing of the Orange’s 2-3 zone, she’s totaled more blocks (31) than 3-pointers made (13). Her athleticism has translated in an unexpected way, she said. With No. 18 Syracuse’s (19-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) interior defense’s struggling of late — its allowed 29 points in the paint per game in the last four contests, including two losses to a pair of ranked opponents — its best rim protector might be Engstler.“I think it’s natural,” Engstler said. “… Sometimes it doesn’t work, but I’m mostly a risk-taker when it comes to blocking shots, and I don’t mind sometimes.”Though Hillsman has lauded the Orange’s positionless system, the coaching staff tried to establish a consistent role for Engstler. Associate head coach Vonn Read assisted in her offensive game. Assistant coach Tammi Reiss helped improve her ball-handling as a guard and Adeniyi Amadou, who coaches forwards, worked with Engstler on her post-protection. Hillsman focused on “little things” like communication and holding her hands out when receiving a pass.Hillsman summarized Engstler’s early challenge in late October: One of Engstler’s best traits, her versatility, hindered her from carving out a niche on Syracuse’s deep roster.“It’s a lot of different things,” Hillsman said of Engstler’s struggles. “For me, it’s really more about how much is she gonna work? How much effort is she gonna put into becoming a better player?”In the preseason, Hillsman said Engstler and Kadiatou Sissoko, another top-recruit who could stretch the floor, performed well on the defensive end. They handled smaller guards on the wing — a staple of the 2-3. The two also denied passes inside. Senior forward Miranda Drummond noticed Engstler’s aggressiveness in early workouts before the season. Yet, Hillsman warned, until Engstler faced the “live fire” of in-game competition, it would be a wait-and-see process.Through her first games, what he first saw didn’t trouble him, but it wasn’t to his expectations. Poor positioning inside led to fouls. Engstler sporadically hustled between possessions, an affront to the system the program is built on. And when she got benched against Maryland Eastern Shore on Dec. 5, she shook her head and walked past Hillsman before plopping down on a padded seat.“She came in with a pretty solid skillset around the board,” Hillsman said before conference play began. “We’re trying to get her to understand the speed of the game and at this level, some of the passes and decisions you make in high school might not work.”At Christ The King (New York) High School and St. Francis Preparatory (New York) School, Engstler said she didn’t have to run as hard as often. She was faster than most of her competition. At Syracuse, the game was faster than her. When Engstler recognized that consistent effort would keep her on the court, she reorganized her game.Through mid-January, she used her passing to become a facilitator on offense. As her minutes ticked up, she was allowed to roam the wing and thrive defensively. Ryan Cabiles, strength and conditioning coach for both of SU’s basketball programs, helped Engstler control her body-positioning while leaping and landing for blocks. She admitted she doesn’t have an elite jumping ability. Instead, Engstler’s anticipation and timing set her apart. It’s put her back on the court, and it could help her stay there.After SU’s second-consecutive ranked loss on Feb. 13, Hillsman rubbed his temple at his postgame press conference. The Orange’s interior defense was gashed, again, and center Maeva Djald-Tabdi was repeatedly a step behind Wolfpack forwards.Engstler totaled six points, two blocks and a steal but only played 11 minutes. With the stats in front of him, Hillsman pondered if Engstler, long a question mark, should’ve played more. Her interior defense could provide an answer to Syracuse’s most-pressing issue.“She’s sneaky deceptive and athletic,” Hillsman said in early February. “She makes some plays you think she probably couldn’t make, and she makes the right plays. So, just gotta continue to get her better, continue to get her to play our pace, and once she does that, she’ll be really good.”— Senior staff writer Eric Black contributed reporting to this story. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more