Glen Cove Stabbing Leaves Woman Dead

first_imgA 32-year-old single mother was brutally murdered in broad daylight Thursday afternoon in Glen Cove, Nassau County police said.The victim, Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez, was walking in a parking lot near 221 Glenn Street at 3:15 p.m. when an unknown assailant stabbed her multiple times, police said. The victim was taken to local hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than an hour later. She was on her way to pick up her 5-year-old daughter from the babysitter when she was attacked.“We believe the victim knew her attacker and we believe it was domestic in nature,” Glen Cove police Det. Lt. John Nagle said in a statement. During a press conference Friday at police headquarters in Mineola, Nassau County police Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, said investigators don’t believe the attack was a robbery “due to the fact that most of her possessions were found in the general vicinity of the incident.”Police were unable to immediately provide an address for Marinez. Azzata said her closest relatives live outside New York and are make arrangements to travel to Nassau County. The father of the child lives in El Salvador, Azzata said.A person walking out of a nearby building, who didn’t witness the attack but saw “that an assault had taken place” dialed 911, Azzata said. Police responded to the scene but the attacker had already fled east on Pearsall Ave toward Town Path. Investigators scouring surveillance video found footage that shows a portion of the attack. The footage, however, has not been helpful in identifying the suspect, who police believe is a Hispanic man.Azzata characterized the slaying as a tragedy. “In this case, you have a 5-year-old daughter who is now without a mom,” he said.The girl was “in close proximity to the area,” Azzata said. She didn’t see her slain mother.Azzata said there’s no indication that Martinez was involved in any prior domestic incidents in Nassau County.Nassau police and Glen Cove city police are conducting a joint investigation into the murder.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

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Meet the 2 year old DJ from South Africa

first_imgOratilwe Hlongwane is only two years old but has taken South Africa by storm showing off his DJ skills”Your dreams are valid,” this was a quote brought home by Kenya’s hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o when she won an oscar for her role in the much acclaimed movie ”12 years a slave.”This quote and many more inspiring quotes are what is pushing the boundaries for many including a 2 year old ambitious DJ who is causing waves in South Africa.Oratilwe Hlongwane, otherwise known as DJ AJ. is only two years old,  and has already become a sensation for his jaw dropping skills as a DJ.So how did the little Oratilwe get to become a DJ ?Sample his skills here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiMr3WyuNn0It all began with his father Glen Hlongwane buying him an iPad before  he was even born.The iPad was loaded with educational apps to boost Oratilwe’s education. His father also downloaded a DJing app for himself. After excelling at the regular child development apps at only a year old, Oratilwe began playing with the DJ app.Oratilwe then began to replicate the sounds he created on the DJ app using real DJing equipment.The young boy is still learning to put together words but the toddler is already able to select and play music from a laptop.His mother, Refiloe Marumo, credits his father’s decision to buy an iPad for his then unborn son.At about a year old, DJ AJ learned how to manipulate the gadget. Not satisfied with number recognition games, he began to fiddle with his father’s DJ app.The parents were blown away when their son, still in diapers, repeated what he had learned on the app on actual DJ equipment, playing with sound effects and bouncing between songs. A cellphone video of him playing went viral and now DJ AJ has nearly 25,000 Facebook fans.His newfound fame has brought special appearances and sponsorship deals many older DJs dream of.But celebrity has also brought some criticism as some accused his parents of abuse and profiting from their child’s precocious ability.“I’m not going to exploit my kid,” said his father. DJ AJ’s parents will not allow him to play in clubs or at parties.Hlongwane and Marumo are adamant that they will not force their son to be a DJ when he grows up, but say they believe his affinity for electronic equipment will probably decide his future.last_img read more

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Cornell looks to end streak vs Brown

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBrown (13-9, 6-3) vs. Cornell (5-17, 2-7)Newman Arena at Bartels Hall, Ithaca, New York; Saturday, 6 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Brown looks to extend Cornell’s conference losing streak to five games. Cornell’s last Ivy League win came against the Princeton Tigers 73-62 on Feb. 8. Brown beat Columbia by six on the road in its last outing. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com SENIOR STUDS: Brown’s Brandon Anderson, Zach Hunsaker and Joshua Howard have combined to account for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 64 percent of all Bears points over the last five games.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Bears have given up just 67.8 points per game across nine conference games. That’s an improvement from the 72.6 per game they allowed against non-conference foes.ACCURATE ANDERSON: Anderson has connected on 29.8 percent of the 121 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 24 over the last five games. He’s also made 79.7 percent of his free throws this season.SIGNIFICANCE OF 72: Cornell is 0-13 when opposing teams score 72 or more points. Brown is a perfect 11-0 when its offense scores at least 72 points.ASSIST RATIOS: The Big Red have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bears. Cornell has 37 assists on 73 field goals (50.7 percent) over its previous three matchups while Brown has assists on 22 of 78 field goals (28.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Cornell has committed a turnover on just 17.5 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all Ivy League teams. The Big Red have turned the ball over only 11.6 times per game this season and just 9.4 times per game over their last five games. Associated Press center_img Cornell looks to end streak vs Brown February 22, 2020last_img read more

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Baldwinsville swimmers face Skaneateles in home opener

first_imgB’ville went to West Genesee on Thursday and again found plenty of individual success amid a 97-79 defeat to the Wildcats.Konz was victorious in the 200 IM in 2:28.65 and then swam the 100 backstroke in 1:04.72, while Sacco was victorious in the 50 freestyle in 26.86 seconds before getting first place in the 100 butterfly in 1:05.70.Aside from going 2:09.26 in the 200 freestyle to edge WG’s Allison Putnam (2:06.32), Burke also was second in the 500 freestyle (5:54.98) and helped Konz, Sacco and Sauro to beat the Wildcats, 2:06.49 to 2:07.14, in the 200 medley relay.In the 200 freestyle relay, B’ville finished in 1:51.76, just behind WG’s 1:50.17 as Makenna Williams made it to second place in the 100 breaststroke in 1:36.49.The Bees compete twice more next week, meeting Christian Brothers Academy Tuesday at Le Moyne College before returning home to face Mexico two nights later.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Baldwinsvilleswimming Not until the last full week of September did the Baldwinsville girls swim team have its first home meet of 2019, where again its top individuals would flourish.Up against Skaneateles Tuesday night, the Bees lost the team match, 60-34, but still featured two wins apiece from Clare Burke, Ashley Konz and Kali Sacco.Burke swam the 200-yard freestyle in two minutes, 10.56 seconds to edge the Lakers’ Grace King (2:12.15), and then was victorious in the 100 butterfly in 1:08.93 to the 1:11.15 from Skaneatles’ Amelia Musso.center_img Konz needed 26.46 seconds to hold off the Lakers’ Elizabeth Springer (27.03) in the 50 freestyle and then won a 100 backstroke duel with Skaneateles’ Lily Buchholz, going 1:03 flat to Buchholz’s 1:03.60.As for Sacco, she pulled away in the 200 individual medley, prevailing in 2:25.75, while also gaining first place in the 100 breaststroke in 1:19.16.Two of the relays were close. Konz, Burke, Sacco and Madeline Sauro went 2:06.56 in the 200 medley relay, right behind Skaneateles (2:06.06), while that same B’ville quartet swam the 200 freestyle relay in 1:51.78 as Skaneateles prevailed in 1:51.53.last_img read more

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