Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Freeport during which the victim was pistol whipped and tied up over Columbus Day weekend.A 48-year-old man was entering his apartment on Atlantic Avenue when three gunmen pushed the victim inside and one of the assailants hit the victim in the head with a gun before tying him up at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, police said.It is unclear what the suspects stole before they fled. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital. Three family members of the victim were home at the time but were not injured.First Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Anthony Bailey has been named to the position of interim vice provost for global initiatives and will begin his work in the post Aug. 1.Bailey, who currently serves as the associate provost for global initiatives, replaces Kenneth McGillivray in this new position.In a memo to USC faculty and staff, Provost Elizabeth Garrett praised many of Bailey’s successes in USC’s international offices.“Dr. Bailey has overseen USC’s seven international offices and he has guided our South American strategy, including the planning of an international office in Brazil, which will open in the coming year,” Garrett said. “He has also played a leading role in organizing the 2013 USC Global Conference in Seoul, South Korea.”Bailey said his primary goal as interim vice provost for global initiatives is to continue strengthening USC’s worldwide image.“We’d all love for USC, in a few years, to be one of the most respected and sought-after institutions in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East,” Bailey said. “The plan for my office is to continue working with key groups on campus to execute on high-profile and engaging events overseas, such as the upcoming Global Conversation this October in London.”In addition, Bailey said another priority is collaboration with universities, governments and industry.Bailey said he is prepared for his new post because of his experiences in international development at Kaplan Inc., an exam preparation company, and his more recent work as the associate provost in the office of global initiatives.“At Kaplan Inc., I built up a chain of 44 international colleges spanning three continents, which was instrumental in establishing the Kaplan brand across the globe,” Bailey said. “During the past couple years as associate provost in the Office of Global Initiatives, I’ve built a base of knowledge about many of the things that make USC a unique and special place.”Matthew Erskine, who currently serves as director of international programs at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, will fill Bailey’s current position as associate vice provost for global affairs.
A Boca Raton woman is safe, after her car ended up in a canal following a crash with another car over the weekend.The unidentified driver was trapped in her car when it went into the water Saturday afternoon, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office/FacebookThe incident happened near East Village Drive and Century Village Boulevard in unincorporated Boca Raton.Two deputies got in the water and were able to save the woman before the car became fully submerged.There is no word on her condition.
Close but no medal podium for the Nelson U16 Selects at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament in Prince George.However, the road to PG was still filled with more buiiding blocks for the young side than disappointment. Which is why Mallard’s Source for sports selected the Selects Team of the Week for their “leave everything on the field” attitude.The team include coach Chuck Bennett, Theo Bakas, Dylan Bennett, Guus Lammers, Aslan Mackay, Kaden Foy, Nicholas Wethal, Nigel Ziegler, James Miller, Amit Bhabra, Andrew Knapik, coach Dan Szabo, Owen Thurston, Bryce Twible, Micah May, Liam Guenther, Jake Anderson, Spencer Szabo and Lucas Spielman.