Rockville Centre Woman Convicted of Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Rockville Centre woman was convicted Wednesday of driving drunk and causing the crash that killed her 21-year-old best friend two years ago.A Nassau County jury found Asya Ulmer, 23, of Rockville Centre, guilty of second-degree manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.“There are no winners in a case like this,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “It is tragic that Asya Ulmer got drunk, drove, crashed and killed her best friend that night.”Prosecutors said Ulmer was driving on North Centre Avenue with Jennifer Alexis in the car when she drove directly into a tractor trailer that was parked on the right shoulder at 5:50 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2013.Alexis was pronounced dead at the scene.The two were on their way home after taking the Long Island Rail Road to New York City, where they went clubbing before taking the train back.Ulmer faces up to 15 years in prison. The case is due back in court on Sept. 15 for post-trial motions. A sentencing date has not been scheduled yet.last_img read more

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Best yet to come from Ozil – Wenger

first_img Press Association The Germany playmaker has not featured since limping off at half-time in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich on March 11 with a hamstring injury, but could feature in the squad for the Barclays Premier League trip to Hull on Easter Sunday. Wenger accepts Ozil looked “a bit jaded” as he struggled for consistent form after a positive start following his arrival from Real Madrid on summer transfer deadline day for £42.5million. Manager Arsene Wenger hopes Mesut Ozil can make a big impact on his return to fitness and help secure a successful end to Arsenal’s campaign. center_img However, the Gunners boss is in no doubt the best is yet to come from the 25-year-old, whom he believes can be crowned player of the season in 2015. “Ozil has prepared well (since his injury) and it depends how quickly he will come back into the pace of the game,” said Wenger, whose side will also face Hull in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 17. “He is a quick player and agile, so sometimes these players get you out of tight situations and open up to do something interesting behind (the defence) and, when they are not there, you don’t get out of the situation and you lose the ball. “He has gone through a difficult spell because physically he was not as present as you would expect him to be, and I can understand the judgement at the time when he was sometimes a bit (below form), you wanted more of him, but I think you are right that you see his quality when he is not there. “The first season (in the Premier League) is the season in which you adapt and then you know what will happen and you go into it, and I believe that (next season) he will know better his partners, he will know better the league and the potential is absolutely fantastic.” Wenger revealed it was the intensity of commitment rather than match tempo which Ozil had found the biggest change in his new environment. “Sometimes he was rested in Spain because he said in Spain, when Real Madrid are 2-0 up, what strikes him is that the teams give up, they know they will lose the game,” Wenger said. “What is the most difficult for him here is that 2-0 up, the teams fight like mad to come back. He felt that was the main difference, that (in the Premier League) you have to fight until the last second of the game.” last_img read more

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Mirza Basic in the Semifinals of the Challenger in Turkey

first_imgThe BH tennis player Mirza Basic yesterday in Turkey defeated the Turk Ilhan Marcel with a result of 2:1 (6:4, 6:7, 6:3).It is the quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger tournament in Izmir worth 64.000 EUR. The BH tennis player reached it after defeating the Croatian tennis player Matija Pecotic with a result of 2:1 (3:6, 6:3, 7:5).Marcel is currently the best Turkish tennis player, and he is currently at the 84th position on the ATP list, while Basic is in 148th place.The BH tennis player will meet with the Romanian Marius Copil in the semifinals today. The 24-year-old is at the 176th position on the ATP list, and he came to playing with Basic after a convincing triumph over the Uzbek Farrukh Dustov.The second semifinal pair is Czech Lukas Lacko and the Tunisian Malek Jaziri. The meeting will be held on today at 12 a.m.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Norman’s convincing win is no joke

first_img29 Aug 2015 Norman’s convincing win is no joke Saunton Golf Club’s Chris Norman scored a convincing win in the England Golf senior men’s and women’s Southern tournament at his home club – and he’s expecting a bit of ribbing.He’s the junior organiser at Saunton and he anticipates some teasing from the youngsters: “I think they might take the mickey a little bit – and let them do it!” he laughed.In truth, the juniors should be impressed. Norman notched up 75 points on the West course to win the men’s handicap prize. The men’s scratch prize was won by Geoff King of West Essex who had 63 points, pipping Norman on countback.The women’s handicap event was won by Wentworth’s Angela Deburca (pictured below) with 71 points, who was four points ahead of her closest rivals, Jane Rees of Minchinhampton and Roz Adams of Royal Blackheath. Rees won the scratch prize with a gross score of 63 points.Chris Norman was playing in a senior regional tournament for the first time and got off to a quick start. He was two-under par gross after 12 holes of the first round and eventually returned a score of three-over 74 for 39 points. The six-handicapper played the second round in 77 and amassed 36 points.Angela Deburca returned to golf a couple of years ago, after concentrating on her career, and is now keen to improve. She’s started on 20 handicap and had already come down to 11 when she teed off at Saunton. There she had scores of 32 and 39 points and is looking forward to another handicap cut.“It’s lovely to win but I’m just so pleased to have held my game together,” she said. “It was one of those days when things seemed a little easier than normal. I got the run of the ball and I putted well.”She also enjoyed the glorious weather: “The sun was shining and there are panoramic views from every corner of the course. I wanted to freeze it in my mind so I can draw on it in November!”Chris Norman echoed her: “This is a little corner of heaven. When I take the juniors out, I tell them that they’ll never see anything better than this.”Click here for full scoresCaption (top, from left): Geoff King, Jane Rees and Chris Norman, with their trophies.last_img read more

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Olympia Federal Savings Named Top Place to Work for 4th Straight…

first_imgFacebook62Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Federal SavingsFor the fourth straight year, Seattle Business magazine named Olympia Federal Savings (OlyFed) as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in Washington State. In fact, OlyFed ranked number six in the midsize companies’ category and this marks the fifth year that OlyFed has made the list.“This award is truly a reflection of the high-quality employees who’ve dedicated their careers to serving our customers and community,” said Lori Drummond, president and CEO at Olympia Federal Savings.Seattle Business Magazine rates companies based on confidential employee responses to an in-depth survey that includes benefits, communication, culture, retention, leadership, performance, decision making, recognition, training, and workplace environment.last_img read more

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