Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York William Flanagan surrendered to Nassau County prosecutors in March.Opening statements started Tuesday in the conspiracy trial against William Flanagan, the ex-second deputy Nassau County police commissioner accused of helping cover-up a burglary for a friend.Prosecutors laid out their theory to the jury, who heard allegations that Flanagan received gifts from his friend once burglary charges were dropped against his friend’s son.Bruce Barket, Flanagan’s defense attorney, argued that the gifts his client received were coincidentally timed and really for Flanagan’s wedding anniversary.Most disputed, besides Flanagan’s involvement, is whether the principal of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore wanted charges against the burglar, former student Zachary Parker of Merrick, dropped.The principal, Lorraine Poppe, is expected to testify in the trial, which will likely last into February. Parker later pled guilty and is serving prison time for the burglary.Flanagan pleaded not guilty in March to an indictment charging him with official misconduct and conspiracy along with former Chief of Patrol John Hunter and retired Det. Sgt Alan Sharpe.Hunter and Sharpe are slated to be tried separately.Judge Mark Cohen denied motions from Barket calling for a mistrial because he felt the judge was prejudicial when prosecutors objected during his opening statement.Flangan, Sharpe and Hunter were indicted following a Press expose into benefits given to those who have donated money to a Nassau police nonprofit foundation that is building a new police academy at Nassau Community College.
51SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Fear and money often go hand in hand. That is no surprise in a world where many people constantly court financial chaos, leaving them feeling vulnerable and insecure about the future.Those fears touch people in all income groups. For example, the Brookings Institution has found that about one-third of U.S. households — 38 million — live hand-to-mouth. Surprisingly, nearly two-thirds of households who live this way are not technically poor because they have assets, Brookings reports.If you are in such circumstances, there never seems to be enough money. Properly managing your finances can turn this situation around. But many people find money management to be an intimidating task. For others, it is downright terrifying.Fortunately, there are ways to overcome the trepidation and work toward financial security. Following are eight reasons managing money triggers anxiety, along with tips for putting such fears to rest. continue reading » read more
This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This post is currently collecting data… We use the end of the year as a time to reflect on how we’ve progressed – the goals we’ve hit, areas we’ve struggled – and identify how we can improve in the year to come. Like my organization, I’m sure many of you are beginning the annual review process to measure those professional aspects.While the calendar year provides good markers for us to judge our growth and make resolutions, the key component of an annual review – feedback – is something that should always be encouraged in the office, regardless of what the calendar says. It’s how we learn to adapt. It’s how we get stronger.But giving and receiving feedback can be uncomfortable. There’s a delicate balance to how it’s communicated to ensure it’s received positively. In a recent post, leadership guru Art Petty outlines seven things leaders can do to establish an environment that’s receptive to feedback:Teach your team the real purpose of feedback. Feedback is intended to help us do better. In the workplace, it’s important for leaders to make the connection between advice and how it will improve the employee’s performance. Getting their buy-in will boost engagement and productivity. read more
BAR HARBOR — The Maine Lobstering Union will host the second annual Lynn D. Tucker Jr. Invitational on Sunday, Aug. 23, at Kebo Valley Club.The golf tournament, along with a lobster bake, door prizes and raffles, will benefit Guide Dogs of America — a nonprofit organization that trains dogs for free for visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada.Cost for the tournament is $150 per golfer or $500 per team. Sign in opens at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.The Maine Lobstering Union is an organization formed of only lobstermen and sternmen in Maine.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe union unites Maine’s lobstermen to ensure the sustainability and quality of Maine lobster.For those who would like to sponsor or make a contribution, contact MLU President Rock Alley at 598-6969. read more
FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 31st October, 2019 23:57 IST Pooja Gehlot In 53kg Final Of Under-23 World Wrestling Championship Pooja Gehlot (53kg) stormed into the final to continue India’s quest for the first gold medal from the Under-23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Budapest COMMENT First Published: 31st October, 2019 23:57 IST WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Shravan leads India’s campaign at U-23 World Wrestling C’ship 11 months ago Wrestling Rankings: Deepak Punia becomes World No.1 in 86 kg category 10 months ago 30-member squad for U-23 World Wrestling Championships in Hungary Pooja Gehlot (53kg) stormed into the final to continue India’s quest for the first gold medal from the Under-23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary on Thursday. It was a fantastic display from the youngster who got the better of 2018 Junior European Wrestling Championships gold medallist Zeynep Yetgil of Turkey 8-4 to advance to Friday’s summit showdown with Japan’s 2017 world champion Haruna Okuno. READ | Practice With Mask Worst Advt For Delhi, DDCA & BCCI: Gautam GambhirDemolishing the opponentsGehlot earlier started from the qualifying stages, where she demolished Ekaterina Verbina of Russia 8-3. In the quarter-finals, Gehlot blazed through her bout, notching up a commanding 8-0 win. Gehlot is the second Indian to make it to the final of this edition of the championships following men’s freestyle expert, Ravinder (61kg), who won silver on Wednesday. In 50kg, Jyoti’s hopes of getting a bronze were dashed when she was blanked 0-10 by Russia’s Nadezhda Sokolova. In 57kg, Pinki Rani advanced to the quarters from the qualifiers by sheer dint of a one-sided 5-0 victory over Arian Geralin Carpio of the USA. Her run came to an end in the last-eight at the hands of Hannah Fay Taylor, who edged her 2-1 in a gritty contest. READ | I Profusely Apologise To Anushka, Criticised Only Selectors: FarokhNone of the other Indians in action could win a round. While Ukraine’s Ilona Prokopevniuk was declared a 2-0 winner by fall over Reshma Mane in 62kg, Nisha exited with a 3-11 loss to Maya Gabriella Nelson of the USA in 65kg. In 72kg, Naina suffered the same fate when she was shown the door by Cuba’s Milaimys de la Caridad Marin Potrille in a 13-3 victory.READ | Rohit Sharma On BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly: Known Dada For YearsREAD | Explosive: Anushka Sharma Smashes ‘selectors Served Tea’ Allegation Written By 11 months ago WFI writes to UWW following Bajrang Punia’s defeat, asks for review 10 months ago U-23 World C’ship: Ravinder stuns Euro champ to make the 61kg finals Suman Ray read more
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Best-selling author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson has laid off her entire 2020 campaign staff but is pushing ahead with her Democratic presidential bid. Williamson’s New Hampshire state director and senior campaign adviser Paul Hodes confirmed Thursday that he had been laid off and “that the others in the national campaign have been laid off.” A former campaign aide told The Associated Press that Williamson laid off her entire campaign staff on Dec. 31 because of financial concerns. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because staff were told not to speak publicly about the layoffs.Williamson campaigned in central and southern Iowa in the last week