Ripley Man Indicted On Kidnapping, Felony Assault Charges

first_imgRIPLEY — A Ripley man has been indicted by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury Friday in connection with a July kidnapping, in which he allegedly brutalized his victim for several daysThe Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said Isiah Fuentes, 21, was indicted on two counts of felony first-degree kidnapping, felony first-degree assault, two counts of felony second-degree assault, felony second-degree strangulation, two counts of felony first-degree coercion, and one count of second-degree  menacing.Fuentes was arraigned and will continue to be held at the Chautauqua County jail on $100,000.00 cash/$200,000.00 property bond. The victim was released from the hospital and is still recovering.Deputies report that the incident occurred July 31, in Ripley. Deputies responded to check the well-being of a subject who was reported to have been injured during an altercation. When deputies arrived they were unable to make contact with the victim. Sheriff’s Office investigators were contacted and a search warrant was completed for the victim’s residence. Upon serving the search warrant, deputies and investigators located the victim inside the residence. Also in the residence was Fuentes.Deputies said the victim had numerous significant injuries and it was learned at the scene that Fuentes had assaulted the victim. Fuentes was taken into custody and based on the information at that time, was charged with felony assault. Fuentes was transported to the jail for arraignment and held on bail. The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for the injuries. As the investigation into the incident continued, it was learned that the suspect had unlawfully entered the victim’s home and held the victim against their will for several days.During that time Fuentes also assaulted the victim numerous times, which included beating, burning, choking and cutting the victim. The District Attorney’s office presented this case to a Grand Jury. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tsali 2.0

first_imgTsali Recreation Area’s 42-mile trail system in Nantahala National Forest is one of the most popular mountain biking destinations in the country, and according to a lot of mountain bikers, recent trail work did more damage than good.The largest concern with the work involves the creation of a high number of rolling dips for drainage implemented throughout the entire trail system. Rolling dips are the preferred form of water control in modern trail building, but according to Woody Keen, the president of the Professional Trail Builders Association, the new dips don’t meet standards. “They’re too abrupt and most of them don’t drain water,” Keen says. “The work didn’t enhance the mountain bike experience. It made it worse.”The botched trail work has prodded local bikes to create a new SORBA chapter dedicated to maintaining it. It will also reach out to other land managers in the area, like Western North Carolina University and the Fontana Village, to help develop and maintain trail systems outside of Tsali.“Tsali is like the Grand Old Dame of mountain biking,” says Bryson City Bicycles owner Andy Zivinsky. “We’re gonna bring Tsali back to what it used to be.”The next Tsali trail work weekend is scheduled for April 15-17.last_img read more

Religious, private schools see victory in recent Supreme Court decision

first_imgCarter responded to the opposition, saying, “We could always use more funding because our tuition that we charge is not equal to the cost of educating students, so we always have that gap there.” While this Supreme Court decision was sparked by outraged families in Montana, it could have impacts in many other states, including New York. “The idea behind it is very good in the favor of all religious schools,” said Carter. “How it will end up, we have to see.” The 5-4 decision is considered a win for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and private schools. However, many argue that religious schools already receive tuition and shouldn’t receive the public funding. If this change were to take effect in New York State, this could make it so state taxpayer funds are available for children to attend religious schools in the form of voucher programs. New York is currently not on the list of 15 states that have private school voucher programs.center_img Catholic Schools of Broome County president, Elizabeth Carter, says she sees this decision as a victory for religious schools because it creates a more even playing field for the education system. In addition, many also believe in the separation of church and state, which Carter also responded to, saying, “The whole entire education piece is not about religion. Religion is infused in there, so it’s a little strong to be saying ‘we shouldn’t support these schools because they’re teaching religion.'” (WBNG) — Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling against Montana’s exclusion of religious schools in a scholarship program could mean more funding opportunities for private schools across the country.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta reveals the Pep Guardiola ‘secret’ that he hopes to bring to Arsenal

first_imgMikel Arteta reveals the Pep Guardiola ‘secret’ that he hopes to bring to Arsenal Comment Pep Guardiola and and Mikel Arteta worked together for three-and-a-half years at Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta believes Pep Guardiola’s only ‘secret’ at Manchester City has been to create a culture purely focused on winning – and the Spaniard has vowed to bring this mentality with him to Arsenal.Arteta was officially announced as Unai Emery’s successor on Friday afternoon and the 37-year-old outlined his ambitious plans ahead of the Gunners’ clash with Everton this weekend.Manchester City were unhappy with the nature of Arsenal’s approach but the Premier League champions refused to stand in the way of Arteta and his dream job.Arteta admits he feels ‘a little bit sad’ about the timing of his move midway through the season as City desperately attempt to chase Liverpool down in their defence of the title.ADVERTISEMENT Everton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:44FullscreenEverton v Arsenal: Mikel Arteta first press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.However, Arteta insists his relationship between with Guardiola is still ‘incredibly good’ and paid tribute to his compatriot at his impressive opening press conference as Arsenal boss.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The relationship between me and Pep is incredibly good,’ Arteta said.‘Obviously he was sad and the timing wasn’t the best for him but he understood, he knows how I’ve been growing and the needs I had emotionally, the ambitions I had and he kept giving me more and more over the years.‘If I had admiration for him before, after working with him I could not explain what a nice person he is and what a professional he is.‘The way he reacted with me looking at my eyes, he knew I was suffering because I was leaving him in a moment where obviously they need me a little bit.‘In that sense I feel a little bit sad but he’s been so supportive. We could not have left the relationship any better.’ Ljungberg was acting as Arsenal’s caretaker boss following Emery’s dismissal (Picture: Getty)Arteta says Guardiola has instilled in him a ‘winning mentality’ which he hopes to pass on to Arsenal’s players after a dismal start to the campaign under Emery and interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg.‘You have to be ruthless, consistent and fit every day the culture of the club to create a winning mentality,’ he added.‘Every day is important, every act is important.‘His work rate is incredible… For me the secret is that the players and staff have to believe what you’re trying to deliver.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta has lifted the lid on his tearful goodbye with Manchester City’s players and staff at the club’s training ground in the week.‘I said goodbye to all the staff at the training ground, all the players, I cried because they’ve been my family for three-and-a-half years and we had incredible moments,’ he said.‘We had a dream to do something in England with Pep and we did it in the way we believed we could do it and that’s so fulfilling.‘We will have that feeling for the rest of our lives, the feeling that we lived together.’Will Arteta be a success at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Freddie Ljungberg congratulates Mikel Arteta and speaks out on his Arsenal future Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 6:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

LCP warns of ‘balance sheet surprises’ on global mortality calculations

first_img“Is it right that the French working for a multinational company should be expected to live five years longer than their neighbours in Germany?” the consultancy asked.It calculated that, if companies used mortality calculations more akin to France, for example, FTSE 100 companies with employees in Germany, the US and Japan would see liabilities 10% higher than currently stated.“This could equate to an additional tens of billions on the balance sheets of the FTSE Global 100 companies,” LCP said.Calling for companies to take a global perspective on mortality assumptions, LCP conceded revisions to accounting standard IAS 19 were moving in that direction.Phil Cuddeford, a partner at LCP, said the results should be eyebrow-raising for finance directors in global FTSE companies.“Companies need to take a global perspective and seek to standardise their assumptions,” he said. “Otherwise, they may find that balance sheet liabilities have become unsustainable.“Whilst the variance in local approaches makes this a challenge, the explicit IAS 19 requirement to disclose material assumptions such as this is helping to focus minds on the issue.”The research also provided insight into public views across the world on who was to blame for a poor retirement.Across Continental Europe, 47% lay blame at the feet of the government, with only 7% blaming their employer and 42% taking personal responsbility.Those blaming their employer rose to 14% in the US, where half took personal responsibility, while 27% blamed the government.However, in the UK, those taking personal reasonability rose to 75%.Only a fraction (1%) blamed their employer for a poor retirement, and a fifth the government.LCP partner Alex Waite said: “These results highlight how important employee perceptions are. The main action for companies is to ensure they manage these perceptions.” A more global, consistent approach to mortality assumptions will help global employers avoid defined benefit (DB) liability surprises on their balance sheet, research shows.LCP said FTSE 100 companies with employees in different countries were potentially underestimating pensions liabilities, and thus were failing to show the true effects on their balance sheet.The consultancy found that, between France and Germany, Europe’s largest economies, mortality assumptions among the population differed by as much as five years.France, along side Australia, currently has life expectancy pegged at just over 88 years, almost two years more than the UK and Spain, and more than two years than Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland.last_img read more

Consultancy dismisses Dutch Treasury’s net pension scheme

first_img“This problem doesn’t exist in the case of a net annuity plan or if somebody saves for a pension privately.“In addition, under the Treasury’s scheme, the purchase of an annuity at the retirement date is mandatory. However, the interest rates are very low, and could remain low for a long period.“Because employees can only save 10% of their income of more than €100,000 in a DC scheme, a surplus income of €20,000 would generate an annual tax advantage of no more than €24.“This amount will also be reduced by costs of the product that needs to be purchased, ultimately.”He concluded that people who invest their surplus income themselves can achieve better returns, as they can keep saving after the retirement date, nor are they bound by lifecycle arrangements.“This usually generates extra returns of 1.2%,” he said. Burggraaf further noted that pension funds would have to set up separate and extensive administration for net schemes, which would be needed for only a limited number of participants. “Moreover, it is still unclear whether pension funds will be exempt from VAT for their administration costs,” he said.He estimated that approximately 350,000 workers were liable for net pensions saving, but said the market would be no larger than €3.5m. “As far as we know, only a couple of insurers, including Aegon, offer arrangements for net pension saving, probably because of the limited cashflow that is expected,” he said. Mercer has criticised the Dutch Treasury’s scheme for net pension arrangements on salaries of more than €100,000, describing the proposals as unattractive and overly complex.  Speaking at a recent Mercer seminar in the Netherlands, Tim Burggraaf, a partner at the consultancy responsible for business development, said: “The rules are unattractive for participants and too complicated to implement for providers.”The Treasury issued the rules for net pensions saving as a means of offsetting Parliament’s earlier decision to cap tax-friendly pensions accrual on a salary of €100,000.“A very negative part of the scheme is that the net saved pension rights expire if a participant has no partner and dies before retirement age,” Burggraaf said.last_img read more

Tokyo 2020: Sports Ministry’s Adoption Initiative Boost For Athletes

first_img “We are working very hard to ensure that funds are released early enough.”The Minister further disclosed that Nigeria will be competing in 11 sports as against the 22 that took part at the last Olympics in Rio 2016 . We want to ensure that resources are channelled where the country has comparative advantage.He added that since Nigerian athletes would be competing with the best in the world,there is the need for early camping. ” We won’t compromise on standard,hence all hands are on deck to ensure a good outing in Tokyo. Nigeria deserves only the best” Read Also:Sports Ministry warns Impostors to Steer Clear of Team NigeriaBelow are the names of the Olympics-bound athletes that have qualified : 1. Ese Brume Women’s long jump2. Amusan Tobi Women’s 100m hurdle3. Blessing Okabare Women’s 100m/200m4. Divine Oduduru Men’s 100m/200m5. Raymond Okevwo Men’s 100m6. Utseorise Itsekiri Men’s 100m7. Chukwuemeka Enekechi Men’s shot put8. Adekuroye Odunayo 57kg Women’s Weightlifting9. D’Tigers) Men’s basketball10. D’ Tigress) Women’s basketball11. Bello Ayomide Women’s C1 canoe12. Toko Esther Women’s single sculls13. Elizabeth Ayanacho Women’s Taekwondo FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie10 Actors That Started Their Careers On SoapsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About ChinaThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got BetterThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World As the count down to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gathers momentum, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has assured that it is totally committed to the welfare of athletes as exemplified by the Adoption initiative. Okagbare will be in Tokyo The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare insists that athletes’ welfare remains top priority if Nigeria is cto excel at the global event in Tokyo.Speaking on the success of the Adopt-An-Athlete Initiative, the Minister said: “The welfare of the athletes remains our priority and that is why we came up with the Adoption Campaign which has been quite rewarding. As I speak with you, athletes have got their money from their adopters. It is really an organic process and ours is to supervise the process.” On the readiness of Team Nigeria for the Games, Dare said: “Nigeria is ready for Tokyo 2020 because the team has been preparing in the last four years. What we now see is that state of preparation that finally puts them where they want to be in terms of training, camping and attendance of international championships to sharpen their skills.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Anelka walks out on Baggies

first_img Anelka’s decision, made public on his Twitter account, comes a day after it was confirmed that neither he nor the Football Association would contest the decision that he will serve a five-match suspension over the infamous ‘quenelle’ pose he struck when celebrating a goal against West Ham on December 28. But while the former France striker, who turned 35 on Friday, has decided to “put an end” to his deal, Allbion issued a statement themselves stressing they have yet to receive any formal notification of Anelka’s intentions. Nicolas Anelka announced on Friday that he has kicked his last ball for West Brom and left the club. Press Association West Brom also said they regard Anelka’s releasing of his comments on Twitter as “highly unprofessional”. He has a deal at the Hawthorns that expires in the summer. Over the course of three posts written in French on Twitter, Anelka said: ”Following talks between the club and me, propositions were made to me in order to reintegrate me into the squad under certain conditions that I cannot accept. ”Wishing to retain my integrity, I have therefore taken the decision to free myself and put an end to the contract linking me with West Bromwich Albion to 2014, with immediate effect.” West Brom’s reaction suggested Anelka’s revelation had caught them by surprise. They stated : “The club confirms it has been continuing discussions with Nicolas Anelka and his advisers as part of its own internal enquiry into the gesture he made after scoring against West Ham United on December 28. “Following the conclusion of the FA’s enquiry into the same incident, the club had hoped to conclude its own investigations next week. “The club notes Nicolas Anelka’s comments on Twitter this evening (Friday). However, the club has received nothing formally regarding the termination of Nicolas Anelka’s contract from either him or his advisers. “The club regards the release of such a statement on social media as highly unprofessional and will make a further statement when appropriate.” Anelka – who joined West Brom last summer on a one-year deal, with a further year’s option in the club’s favour – is due to begin his five-game ban on Saturday when Albion face Swansea away. After those matches, the Baggies have only five more this season in which Anelka would be eligible. The former Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton and Chelsea player was handed the punishment for making the ‘quenelle’ gesture, which is associated with anti-Semitism, by an independent regulatory commission. Anelka claims he made the gesture in support of his friend Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, a French comedian who has been convicted seven times of anti-Semitic crimes. The commission accepted there was no intent by Anelka to be anti-Semitic. While West Brom state they have been talking to Anelka about the ‘quenelle’ gesture, the striker was placed under a club suspension after his five-match ban was imposed, pending the conclusion of the ongoing internal inquiry. West Brom received bad press in the weeks following the incident and main sponsor Zoopla announced it would not be seeking to renew its deal in the summer. last_img read more

Rory McIlroy given European Tour exemption to play in the Race to Dubai

first_img However, after discussions with the European Tour, McIlroy has committed to play a further three events to take his tally to 12 and, as a result, officials have used their discretion to ensure their star name is not absent from their showpiece finale. “These are exceptional circumstances and I have taken this situation and the resulting decision very seriously,” said chief executive Keith Pelley. “I have spent the last two weeks examining every angle and every possible solution and I have spoken with Rory and his team, as well as independent medical advisers and some prominent players. “After reviewing and discussing all the medical reports and recommendations from orthopaedic surgeon Dr Andrew Adair, physiotherapist Dr Steve McGregor and our chief of medical staff Dr Roger Hawkes – while at the same time recognising that Rory is a world golfer with global commitments – I am convinced that he could not commit to any further tournament participation without risking further injury and persistent weakness to the ankle in the future. “Therefore, after lengthy discussions, I have given him approval to play a minimum of 12 European Tour events this year.” The Final Series begins with the Turkish Airlines Open at the end of October, takes in the WGC-Champions event and BMW Masters in China, before climaxing at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in November. European Tour officials made the obvious decision to offer dispensation to McIlroy in order to protect both their short and long-term investments. “The suggestion of a reduced schedule and, wherever possible, avoiding back-to-back events is, in my opinion, sensible and important to allow adequate healing and reduce the chance of the complications mentioned which could clearly jeopardise his career,” said Hawkes. World number one Rory McIlroy has been given a special exemption by the European Tour in order for him to play in the lucrative season-ending Final Series. An ankle injury has curtailed the Northern Irishman’s schedule to the extent where he would not meet the 13-event qualification standard in order to remain in the Race to Dubai even though he currently leads the rankings. McIlroy had to sit out the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, the Open and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which would have all worked towards his qualifying tally. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Groom sexually assaults bridesmaid before wedding; Bride still marries him

first_imgAuthorities in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, are reporting that a groom/now husband, is facing sexual assault charges after he forced himself onto one of his wife’s bridesmaids before the wedding.The incident occurred on August 30th at Shawnee Inn in Smithfield Township.The victim told investigators that the wedding party was celebrating the upcoming wedding near the pool at the Inn when she became blacked out drunk.The victim says she then woke up in the men’s locker room with her bikini bottoms removed and the then groom, Daniel Carney,  fondling her.At some point during the assault, the bride entered the locker room and a physical altercation ensured between the bride and her now husband.Officials also reported that a judge allowed them to listen into a phone call between the accuser and Carney where Carney admitted fault for the incident and apologized multiple times.Security footage from the scene also showed Carney pull the victim who is visibly drunk and “extremely unsteady on her feet,” into the locker room.When investigators spoke to Carney, he confessed that he took advantage of the woman.Despite the charges against him, Carney and his bride still got married.A neighbor told reporters that the couple seems to be happy.last_img read more