Man charged with sexually assaulting child

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – May 29, 2018 Twitter Local NewsCrime Leoncio Espinoza Police charged a man last week after he reportedly had been sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl for the last 10 years.An Odessa Police Department news release stated investigation revealed the victim had been sexually assaulted by 43-year-old Leoncio Antonio Espinoza for the last 10 years after a sexual assault involving the victim was recently reported to OPD.Espinoza was charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.Jail records show Espinoza has been in the Ector County Detention Center since Thursday and has a $75,000 bond. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook Man charged with sexually assaulting child Previous articleCounty reviews proposed salary increasesNext articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross faculty-staff receive Bar-SR-Bar Awards adminlast_img read more

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Swiss investment firm and Tenaska team to build 2,000MW of solar in Midwest

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Capital Dynamics said Tuesday its Clean Energy Infrastructure business has signed an agreement with independent power producer Tenaska to build a 2,000-MW portfolio of greenfield solar power projects in the US Midwest.“This agreement was a unique opportunity for us to acquire a meaningful pipeline of solar capacity in an efficient project development structure within a market poised for growth,” Benoit Allehaut, director of Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy Infrastructure team, said in a statement.Zug, Switzerland-based Capital Dynamics is an independent global asset management firm that focuses on private assets, including private equity, private credit, clean energy infrastructure and energy infrastructure credit.The deal, closed Monday, includes 14 solar projects in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator market, and the portfolio represents “a large share” of all solar projects currently in the MISO North interconnection queue, with projects in Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Minnesota, the companies said. “We are excited to be expanding our partnership and offer clean energy power through long-term supply contracts to customers in the Midwest,” Allehaut said.Omaha, Nebraska-based Tenaska has developed more than 10,000 MW of natural gas-fired and renewable energy projects in the US, including two utility-scale solar projects in Southern California in which Capital Dynamics is an investor, the companies said in the statement.More: Capital Dynamics, Tenaska to build 2,000MW of solar projects in MISO Swiss investment firm and Tenaska team to build 2,000MW of solar in Midwestlast_img read more

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‘Evita’ Shines at Engeman Theater in Northport

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York From the moment we first see Evita Peron, we realize that this remarkable figure who once captivated Argentina as its First Lady is a presence at her own funeral. But with Janine Divita embodying the role, we immediately grasp the power and the fragility, the strength and the vulnerability, that made this woman who she was. And that’s just in the opening minutes of this richly entertaining, imaginative production at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport.The credit has to go to Divita, who has the voice, the range and the moves required to pull us through what is really a political science lecture—if not a shallow history lesson—set to the tango. This Tony-award winning musical, which opened on Broadway in 1979, was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics were created by Tim Rice, who was also the playwright.We get an initial taste of the trademark tune, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” and then we are whisked back in time so we can watch the trajectory the young and ruthless Maria Eva Duarte took from being a small town dancer born out of wedlock to standing at the balcony of the president’s mansion in Buenos Aires.Read more about Northport’s Engeman Theater HERE An aspiring actress, she had obtained some success on the radio when she caught Juan Peron’s attention at a charity function in 1943—artfully recreated on the small stage of the Engelman Theater. Then Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare and a widower, Peron was an ambitious colonel and with Eva by his side—they married in 1945—he soon became president and she his First Lady. As played by Bruce Winant, Peron is shown as a calculating middle-aged man who needs her almost more than she needs him. There’s chemistry between them, but all eyes are on Divita whenever she’s on stage.Not unlike Eleanor Roosevelt, Evita championed the poor and the working class of Argentina, as well as women’s suffrage. They finally got the vote in 1947—an achievement that has to be attributed to her. Unquestionably, she became the most influential woman in South American politics, earning the devotion of the downtrodden and the enmity of the elites.Telling her story, almost like her superego, is a character simply called Che, as in Che Guevara. The famous revolutionary—and native Argentine—may not have had any interaction with the real Eva Peron when they lived but on stage, as portrayed by Aaron C. Finely, he’s an ingratiating, cynical and sinewy figure who weaves through the dance numbers with grace and whose voice has a pop quality that is truly affecting. He’s fun to behold, especially when he’s ushering Evita’s lovers in and out of her bed as she climbs her way to the top. It’s a tastefully executed scene and theatrically ingenious.Over the years the title role has drawn the likes of Madonna and Patti Lupone, a Northport High School graduate. It requires a lot from a star, and Divita—who’s been on Broadway in “Grease,” “Anything Goes,” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”—clearly shines in the spotlight and glows in the shadows of the dark reaches of Evita Peron’s soul. Also worth mentioning are Ruben Perez as the singer who gives Evita her ticket out of her small town trap and Ashley Perez Flanagan as Peron’s mistress summarily evicted by Evita when she consolidates her power in love and politics. Flanagan does a stirring rendition of the other show-stopping tune, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” As an interesting side note, she is actually the daughter of New York State Sen. John Flanagan (R-Smithtown).Evita Peron was only 33 when she died of cancer in 1952. The national bereavement was stunning to behold. Directed by Igor Goldin, this top-notch production, which runs Thursdays through Sundays until Nov. 2, does its best to explain why she struck such a chord. It should not be missed.For more information, call the box office at 631-261-2900 or go to engemantheater.comlast_img read more

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Three arrested following stabbing, attempted robbery of Cornell University student

first_imgThe investigation is ongoing and anyone with more information is to contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245 or 607-272-9973 Related: https://wbng.com/2020/03/23/cornell-university-student-stabbed-police-looking-for-suspects/ ITHACA (WBNG)- Ithaca police arrested three people Monday, following a Sunday night stabbing and an attempted robbery of a Cornell University student. Ithaca Police say that information and evidence discovered during this investigation indicates that robbery was the motivation for this violent criminal incident. All three were charged with Attempted Robbery in the First Degree and Gang Assault in the Second Degree in relation to the stabbing. They also say, there is not any indication or evidence that these crimes are bias related. Ithaca Police arrested 18-year-old Tahajjuddin AbdurRashid, 20-year-old Thomas Payton-Harp and an unnamed 16 year old Adolescent.last_img read more

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Onyango’s Sundowns fails test, Mexicans face real Madrid

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango of Uganda (C) tries to clear the ball during the Club World Cup football match between Kashima Antlers and Mamelodi Sundowns in Suita, Osaka . AFP PHOTOOsaka, Japan | AFP | Silvio Romero struck twice as Mexican side Club America beat Asian champions Jeonbuk Motors 2-1 on Sunday to set up a dream Club World Cup semi-final with Real Madrid.Local favourites Kashima Antlers salvaged some pride for Asia, however, when the Japanese title holders toppled South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 in the day’s second quarter-final in Osaka.In the early kickoff, Kim Bo-kyung swept Korean powerhouse Jeonbuk in front after 23 minutes before Romero pounced twice to send the CONCACAF representatives through to the last four.“The players showed character, attitude and heart,” America coach Ricardo la Volpe told reporters.“We made some changes and tweaked the system a bit in the second half and got the goals.“We passed a test today and we will play Real Madrid with no fear,” he added. “We will have to work twice as hard but everyone expects us to lose so there will be no pressure on us.”Romero equalised with a clinical header just before the hour mark and the Argentine striker volleyed home the winner via a slight deflection off Jeonbuk forward Kim Shin-Wook after 74 minutes as the K-League side wilted under the mounting pressure.Club America, who also beat Jeonbuk in the quarter-finals of the FIFA tournament 10 years ago, will face European champions Real Madrid, led by talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, in Yokohama on Thursday.The hulking Kim Shin-Wook, instantly recognisable with his peppermint green mohican, was a constant menace but well shackled by markers in a tense finish as the Mexicans clung on for the win. Kashima, who came from behind to beat part-timers Auckland City 2-1 in the tournament’s curtain raiser on Thursday, were gifted their opening goal by Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango in the 63rd minute.Latching on to a knock-down from Shoma Doi, Yasushi Endo scuffed his left-foot shot which somehow squeezed under Onyango, bobbling out of his despairing grasp and over the line almost in slow motion.Substitute Mu Kanazaki killed the game off by smashing home from close range with two minutes left after more sloppy defending from the Africans.Kashima, fresh from clinching their eighth J-League crown last weekend, will face South American Libertadores Cup holders Atletico Nacional of Colombia in the competition’s first semi-final on Wednesday.“We struggled at the start to deal with their spirit,” said Kashima coach Masatada Ishii.“But we settled down in the second half, found a nice balance and scored two good goals. It was important to stay calm and we will have to be just as patient against Nacional.”Spanish giants Real are scheduled to arrive in Japan early Monday morning local time.last_img read more

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Dembele edges Barca closer to unbeaten season as Real lose at Sevilla

first_imgAlready crowned champions and winners of the Copa del Rey, Barca were controversially denied a guard of honour by Real but Villarreal were happy to perform the ‘pasillo’ as the hosts walked out before kick-off.Valverde left some key players out, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Luis Suarez, Jordi Alba and Ivan Rakitic all missing from the starting line-up. Messi, however, was included despite calls for the Argentinian now to be rested ahead of this summer’s World Cup.It meant a start for Dembele, who took his chance to impress with the stand-out performance of the night.Dembele has endured a difficult debut season since joining for 147 million euros from Borussia Dortmund last year but Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said this week he is not for sale, and the 20-year-old delivered the perfect response.“He is a player that has a lot of talent,” Valverde said. “He is fast, he has this spark. All players need a process of adaptation and when you are young you still have to learn. Next year Dembele will be with us.”His run that set up Coutinho’s opener in the 11th minute was arguably the moment of the match as he picked up the ball 10 yards inside Villarreal’s half before driving past three defenders and unleashing a shot.Villarreal goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo palmed the ball away but only to Coutinho, who was left with a tap-in.Dembele then grabbed a late brace, his first an easy finish after a brilliant run by Rakitic down the right, his second coming after he sped away from Villarreal’s defence, and lifted the ball over the helpess Asenjo.Share on: WhatsApp Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Ousmane Dembele scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Villarreal 5-1 on Wednesday and edged closer to their first ever unbeaten season in La Liga.But Real Madrid slipped to their only league defeat since February as a heavily-rotated side lost 3-2 away at Sevilla.Lionel Messi volleyed in a sumptuous pass from Andres Iniesta at Camp Nou to put Barca three up at half-time after Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho had scored one apiece in the first 16 minutes.The second period, however, belonged to Dembele, who capped an excellent individual display with two goals after the Frenchman’s sensational run had also earlier set up Coutinho.Villarreal managed a consolation when Pablo Fornals’ shot deflected in off Nicola Sansone but any fears Ernesto Valverde’s side would feel the effects of Sunday’s ‘Clasico’ proved unfounded.The league leaders moved 15 points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top while Villarreal stay sixth.The Yellow Submarine are only three points ahead of Sevilla, however, who climbed back into the Europa League qualification spots with a well-deserved win over Real.Zinedine Zidane said he wanted to maintain momentum ahead of their Champions League final against Liverpool on May 26 but Marcelo, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo were among those not even included in his squad.Sevilla took full advantage as Wissam Ben Yedder, Miguel Layun and a Sergio Ramos own-goal put them three up, before Real substitute Borja Mayoral and a late Ramos penalty late gave Real a flatteringly close result.Barca drew last weekend against Real, despite playing the entire second half with 10 men, and they now need only avoid defeat in matches away at Levante and home to Real Sociedad to complete the campaign as invincibles.It would be the first time a team has finished a 38-game La Liga season unbeaten and the first in any format since Real avoided defeat in a division of only 10 teams in 1932.“In the end we have scored two great goals, we are happy about this and we keep the run going,” Valverde said.last_img read more

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Disastrous wet day for Uganda at Pro Golf Open, only 5 make cut

first_imgThe event marks the climax of an amazing three weeks of Uganda Open action that started with the Ladies, then Amateur, to the Professionals now. Nile Breweries under their brand Castle Lite, are the anchor sponsors of the Open. Co-sponsors are Absa,  UTB, Minet, Pepsi, NTV Uganda, DSTV, Serena Hotels, Timecop security, Isuzu, Britam Insurance and Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa.The pro event will see players from 19 different countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Seychelles, Swaziland, USA, Spain and Portugal battle for the $50,000 cash prizes.PAST UGANDA PRO OPEN WINNERS2006 – Deo Akope (Uganda)2007 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya)2008 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya)2009 – Richard Ainley (Kenya)2010 – Jean Baptiste Hakizimana (Rwanda)2011 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya)2012 – Dismas Indiza (Kenya) Share on: WhatsApp Professional Event Draw Day 3 – Uganda Open 2019 (1) by The Independent Magazine on Scribd 2013 – Vincent Byamukama (Uganda)2014 – Deo Akope (Uganda)2015 – Madalisto Muthiya (Zambia)2016 – Joshua Seale (South Africa)2017 – Stephen Ferriera (Portugal)2018 – Dismas IndizaSafari Tour Calendar 2019/20Event 1 Nyali Golf and Country Club 24th – 28th August 2019 (DONE)Event 2 Uganda Open (Lake Victoria Serena) 10th – 14th September 2019Event 3 Royal Nairobi Golf Club 12th – 16th October 2019Event 4 Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Club) 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019Event 5 Rwanda Open (Kigali Golf Club) 6th – 9th November 2019Event 6 Great Rift Valley Golf Club 23rd – 27th November 2019Event 7 Muthaiga Golf Club 14th – 18th December 2019Event 8 Thika Greens 4th – 8th January 2020Event 9 Sigona Golf Club 25th – 29th January 2020Event 10 Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club) 12th – 15th February 2020Event 11 Karen Country Club 22nd -26th February 2020Event 12 Tanzania Open (Kiligolf) TBC 2019 Magical Kenya Open, Karen Country Club, 12th – 15th March 2020 Muthiya Madalitso (left) is leading going into round 3. PHOTO CASTLE-LITE MEDIAUganda Pro Open Leader-board Muthiya Madalitso 72 66 (-6) Charamba Tongoona 70 71 (-3) Mazibuko Irvin Thato 68 73 (-3) Rizwan Charani 75 67 (-2) Meyer Breyten 75 67 (-2)Best placed Ugandans Abraham Ainamani 73 72 (+1) Onito Opio 75  73 (+4)LIVE (click)DAY 3 drawKigo, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Former champions Deo Akope and Vincent Byamukama failed to make the cut as home players struggled on a rainy day two, of the four-day Professional Round of the 2019 Uganda Open on Thursday.Only five Ugandans have made it into contention for the final two days as the search for the lion’s share of the $50,000 cash prize intensified on a wet and windy Thursday at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa course. The Uganda Open cut was set at 8-over par, capturing the top 30 players and ties.The five who made the top 30 are Abraham Ainamani, Opio Onito Jnr,  Phillip Kasozi plus amateurs Rodell Gaita and Denis Asaba. The Kenyans struggled too, with only 13 of a record 37 who entered, remaining in contention.It was however another former champion Muthiya Madalitso from Zambia who surged into the overall lead after matching the course record 66 strokes, that was set by Ugandan amateur Ronald Otile a week ago.” I am happy with my score today. I did not drop a shot on any hole. I am also impressed by the course and also the field, and believe this tournament can grow bigger with players come from far and wide in Africa and elsewhere,” said Madalitso.He said his game plan for Rd 3 and 4 is to play par and take care of the pressure that comes with playing in the pressure group.South African ace Irvin Mazibuko Thato who had set the early pace with four-under 68 on Wednesday, is tied second with Charamba Tongoona from Zimbabwe, at three under par, after 36 holes.The Open this year is Uganda’s first Safari Pro Tour event. It comes along with a $50,000 prize for winners, and qualifying points for the prestigious Kenya Open.Defending champion Dismas Indiza from Kenya last year took home sh41 million, but is this time way off the pace, having narrowly made the cut.The other Safari Tour events of the 12 in East Africa are scheduled for Entebbe next month, and next year at the Kitante UGC Open. (see full list bottom)last_img read more

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Onions Cause Salmonella Outbreak in Florida, 42 Other States

first_imgA salmonella outbreak said to be caused by onions is reportedly expanding and has infected 640 people from 43 states, including Florida.At least 85 of those infected have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “If you don’t know where your onions are from, don’t eat, serve, or sell them or any food prepared with them,” the CDC said Friday.The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers not to eat onions from Thomson International Inc.That advisory applies to red, white, yellow, and sweet onions.Some of the onions were sold at stores including Walmart, Kroger, Fred Meyer, Publix, Giant Eagle, Food Lion, and H-E-B, under various brand names.Several companies have recalled onions and foods made with the recalled onions, including chicken salad, macaroni salad, fajita stir-fry, pizza and diced raw onions, including Taylor Farms and Giant Eagle. The CDC went on to explain that people should check their homes for the recalled products and throw away the affected items.“Do not eat them or try to cook the onions or other food to make it safe,” the agency added.Signs of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps lasting between six hours and six days after exposure to the bacteria.Those under the age of 5, those over 65 and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to experience severe illness.In some cases, the infection can also spread from the intestines to other parts of the body and require hospitalization.The CDC is asking anyone with symptoms of salmonella poisoning to contact a doctor, write down what they ate the week before they became sick, report the illness to the health department and communicate with health investigators about their illness.Infections have been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.last_img read more

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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

first_imgBILL NEALOkay, for all the do-gooders out there who want to suggest that the Steelers made the bed they have to lie in, I will tell you they’re just as wrong as the no call in the S.D./K.C. game. Regardless of your record and how good it should be, the rules say if you win you’re in. The Steelers are not in the playoffs because the refs blew not one, but two calls, not because of the same record they had with six other teams that qualified!Hey Chuck, John, Gary and the rest of the Savoy basket weaving . . . I mean basketball team, Myron Brown just had knee surgery and he said, and I quote, “Neal, I put it on them with one leg. Just think if I had both legs how bad it would have been!”Do yourself a favor and find the DVD “Ali” Through the Eyes of the World and be reminded of his greatness. I’ve got them all and this is “the greatest” one of all.Go see American Hustle. Just go see it! One of the top five movies of the year. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.The wind chill in Green Bay is going to be 17 below zero Sunday. I wouldn’t go to that game if Vince Lombardi himself was coaching and I am a football man . . . man!A big shout out to good brother Will Anderson for stepping up with his donation for our Toys for Tots program. Could not have done it without you. Everybody reading this vote for him.  He’s a good man!YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more

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