Court Rejects Bid to Re-do Appeal of Ex-NCPD Commander’s Conviction

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The highest court in New York State has denied a motion requesting a re-do of arguments in an appeal of a former Nassau County police commander’s conviction for covering up a burglary.The ruling Tuesday came three months after the state Court of Appeals upheld a lower appeals court’s prior confirmation of a Nassau jury’s 2013 verdict convicting William Flanagan, the ex-Nassau police second deputy commissioner, of misconduct and conspiracy.“A jury convicted William Flanagan of official misconduct and that conviction has been upheld all the way to the state’s highest court,” Nassau County District Attorney Madaline Singas said. “I commend our investigators and prosecutors for their outstanding work holding this defendant accountable for the criminal betrayal of the trust placed in him as Deputy Police Commissioner.”Prosecutors have said Flanagan helped quash a burglary committed by Zachary Parker, the son of his friend, Gary Parker, who volunteered for and donated to the nonprofit Nassau County Police Foundation. Zachary, who was a Nassau police Ambulance Bureau intern at the time, had stolen thousands of dollars worth of electronics from his alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School, shortly before his ’09 graduation, authorities have said.Parker wasn’t arrested for the theft despite school officials repeatedly insisting that they wanted to press charges. The theft and cover-up were the subject of a ’11 Press expose, which sparked an investigation by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.Parker was subsequently convicted of burglary, sentenced to prison after violating his probation, and has since been released.Flanagan was among three former police officials charged in the cover-up. John Hunter, the retired Deputy Chief of Patrol, and Det. Sgt. Alan Sharpe both pleaded guilty to misconduct and were sentenced to probation in connection with the case. They were spared jail time in exchange for their pleas.Judge Mark Cohen—a Suffolk judge brought in after two Nassau judges recused themselves from the case—had sentenced Flanagan to 60 days in jail, but execution of that term had been repeatedly stayed pending the appeal. Cohen also sentenced Flanagan to five months of probation.After the February ruling, Flangan began serving his jail term and was released March 31, jail officials said. He served his time at Suffolk County jail in Riverhead because of his ties to Nassau.His attorney, Donna Aldea, declined to comment.last_img read more

Amazing Byron Bay beach house fetches $12m as buyers search for a sea-change amid Corona crisis

first_imgBut that benchmark price was smashed last year when a property down the road at 11 Marine Pde sold for $18.85 million.Following that sale, marketing agent Liam Annesley of LJ Hooker Byron Bay, said the Matticks lowered their price expectations.Mr Annesley declined to reveal the exact sale price, but said it was close to the last asking price of $13 million. Industry sources say it was closer to $12 million.Inside the home at 41 Marine Pde, Byron Bay.The Matticks bought the 800 sqm property in 2004 for $3.9 million and built a two-level home of stone and timber on the site.The house has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and open-plan living areas that open to uninterrupted ocean views.Features include a pool, spa, wine cellar, fire pit, outdoor audio, a European kitchen with butler’s pantry and separate staff amenities; and beach access with security code.The home of Salmat co-founder Peter Mattick has sold.Mr Annesley said the sale represented the highest sale price per square metre in the Byron shire, where Chris Hemsworth and his brother, Liam, famously own property.He said the buyer was from Sydney and planned to relocate for lifestyle reasons.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“He had followed (the property) keenly from the beginning and was waiting for circumstances to change,” Mr Annesley said.This Watego’s Beach house has sold for about $12m.“You really couldn’t get a much better location than where it is. It’s one of the best houses in Byron.”Mr Annesley said he had noticed an increase in inquiries from Sydney and Melbourne buyers following the outbreak of the coronavirus health crisis. “”We’re finding more and more inquiries from people wanting to get into the area,” he said. Inside the home at 41 Marine Pde, Byron Bay.“These sort of crises help people reflect on what’s important to them. “I think you’ll find on the other side of this, there will be a flip in people’s mindsets of what’s important to them when it comes to lifestyle.” 41 Marine Parade, Byron BayA BEACHFRONT property touted Byron Bay’s most exclusive home has sold for the first time for around $12 million as interstate buyers search for a sea-change in the wake of COVID-19.The most easterly beachfront home in Australia, previously owned by Salmat co-founder Peter Mattick, has a front-row seat to Wategos Beach from its enviable position at 41 Marine Parade. MORE: Australia in top three for virus fightbackCOVID-19 real estate questions answeredWhat the eviction moratorium means tenants and landlords The property was listed two years ago for $18 million to $20 million amid hopes it might break the Byron Bay record at the time of $15.68 million.This property at 41 Marine Pde, Byron Bay, has sold. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:12Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:12 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: What will happen to house prices? 02:13last_img read more

Coronavirus: Man United to continue paying casual staff

first_img Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI ForeverWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Movies Where A Car Plays A Key Role10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… “This goodwill gesture reflects the club’s desire to reduce the financial uncertainty facing its casual workforce, and is in recognition of the crucial role they play in delivering services to supporters.” There are four Premier League games set to be played at Old Trafford before the end of 2019-20. Read Also: Tyson pockets £20k in 6 hours charging fans £250 per video messages Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, said: “We rely on our outstanding staff to deliver an exceptional service and experience to fans at Old Trafford. “We understand that these are unprecedented circumstances and want to give them security whatever may happen regarding our remaining fixtures this season. “We look forward to welcoming back all our supporters – and our colleagues – to Old Trafford as soon as possible.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img No domestic football in England will be played until April 30 at the earliest, as the country – and world – continues its attempts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. There have been over 230,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with the death toll close to 10,000 and football across Europe has been put on hold, with Euro 2020 having been postponed. Leagues across the continent have vowed to attempt to finish their respective campaigns before June 30, though it remains to be seen when matches will be able to resume. In the meantime, United have confirmed all of their casual workers will be paid as if matches were continuing as normal. “United will pay all its loyal matchday and non-matchday casual workers, should Premier League games be cancelled or played behind closed doors for the remainder of this season,” the club said in a statement issued on their official website. While the Premier League season remains on hold, Manchester United have promised to pay all of their casual staff as normal Manchester United have pledged to support their casual workers even if the Premier League season is cancelled or matches are played behind closed doors.last_img read more

Woman records brother after confronting him about raping her

first_imgA woman secretly recorded a family meeting at which she confronted her brother about raping her when they were children, a court has heard.Excerpts of the audio recording on the woman’s phone were played to a Central Criminal Court jury during the 43-year-old man’s trial last month. In the recording, he expressed apologies to his sister but did not make admissions.The Donegal man, who cannot be named to protect the woman’s anonymity, had pleaded not guilty to four charges of anal rape, one of oral rape and one of sexual assault at the family home in the north-west between May 1991 and June 1993.The Irish Examiner reports that after a trial in March a jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts on all charges. The man has no previous convictions.Defence counsel Michael O’Higgins SC submitted that though the man accepted the jury had returned verdicts and that he must live by them, he was making no admissions to the crimes.A local garda told Pauline Walley SC, prosecuting, that the man abused his sister when he was in his mid-teens and she was aged between ten and 12 years. He committed the crimes in the family home while their parents were out working.The garda said the woman made her garda statement in 2015 after tensions between her brother and other family members went unresolved.The garda said the family found out about the allegations following a confrontation between the woman, her brother and his wife in early 2013.For full story see https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/donegal-man-convicted-of-raping-his-sister-when-they-were-children-to-be-sentenced-in-may-917162.htmlWoman records brother after confronting him about raping her was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalrapelast_img read more

Under-pressure Allardyce felt ‘nervous’ before West Ham clinched vital win

first_imgUnder-pressure West Ham boss Sam Allardyce admitted he felt anxious prior to his team’s late goals against Fulham.The Hammers, who like their opponents have struggled this season, led and seemed in total control before strikes from substitutes Carlton Cole and Joe Cole completed a 3-0 victory.It meant a fifth consecutive defeat for Fulham, whose manager Martin Jol was again barracked by angry Whites fans.Allardyce said: “My only disappointment is that we didn’t score more goals before the subs came on – something I was getting nervous about.“We all know with the way we are at the moment that one slip and Fulham could have got something they didn’t deserve.“It’s great as a manager to finally get the result we deserved and have been looking for. We scored three and on balance could have scored more.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

St. Bernard’s girls advance to NCS Division V title game with 64-40 win over International

first_imgEureka >> For the past three seasons, the road to the Division VI title has gone through Crusader Gymnasium. Even with the Crusaders playing up a division this year, it’s no different come the first weekend of March.And, as head coach Matt Tomlin put it, his team played their best game of the season to get the chance to play for yet another section title.The St. Bernard’s girls basketball team booked its ticket into the North Coast Section Division V championship game in impressive fashion, …last_img

Markets Torn Asunder

first_imgIn the future, you are likely to find yourself occupying one of three spaces in your market place. Those places will be super-transactional, super-relational, or the muddy middle.Amazon.com is super-transactional. Before Amazon.com and Kindle, we bought books from bookstores. We also did a lot more shopping in retail stores. When the idea is to reduce friction as the way to create value, super-transactional wins. Uber is super-transactional. So are all of the online travel sites, as are all convenience stores.The opposite pole is super-relational. My tailor sends me pictures of new suits by text. He knows what I like, and he keeps an eye out for me. In the days before Amazon.com I frequented a small, used bookstore. Without me asking, the people who ran it found me books that they knew I would want. But don’t mistake super-relational for a B2C play. It’s a B2B play, too.I have purchased enterprise software from a salesperson multiple times, specifically because it comes with some risk, has a high strategic value, and requires greater trust. I have a relationship with my production company for the same reason, even though I am continually called on by other companies. Super-relational means you are part of your client’s team, their decision-making, and their future.The problems exist in the muddy middle, even though there will always be people and companies who occupy “good enough.” If you aren’t transactional enough to compete against the super-transactional, you have to create greater value—value that is meaningful to your clients. If you aren’t super-relational enough to capture enough of the value you need to support that model, you will be relegated to the market for “good enough.”If you are super-transactional, you are only competing against the super-transactional. You aren’t geared to compete against the super-relational, so you never have to compete there. If you are super-relational, you can’t compete against the super-transactional, because that market isn’t yours. Super-relational competes with super-relational, and sometimes the “good enough” competitors for the clients who are aspirational and not quite there yet.The challenge in the muddy middle is that you are forced to compete against both sides. You can lose to the more transactional, and you can lose to the super-relational. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more