Nassau Officer Acquitted of Harrassing Colleagues

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County police officer was aqcuitted of harassing her colleagues who arrested her while she was off-duty after a parking dispute with on-duty officers who accused her of resisting arrest.A Nassau County jury found Dolores Sharpe, 53, not guilty Wednesday of harassment and resisting arrest charges following a two-week-long trial.“I am free of this dark cloud that these men placed over me and my good name,” Officer Sharpe said. “I did nothing wrong and today the jury made that fact clear.”Officers Charles Volpe and Victor Gladitz, who are white, had arrested Sharpe, who is black, for allegedly trying to strike one of the officers “in his face with a neck chain by swinging it at him” and later “refused to comply with multiple lawful orders to place her hands behind her back,” the officers alleged in  court documents.The altercation occurred Nov. 29, 2013 the parking lot of a store in Hempstead, where Sharpe was shopping at the time, authorities have said. One of the officers accused Sharpe of blocking his view during an investigation. Heated words were reportedly exchanged by both sides, but Sharpe’s lawyer said the arresting officers crossed a line.“Not only was this incident one which subjected Officer Sharpe to an extreme level of humiliation, but the clear attempt by these two officers was to personally degrade her and deprive her of any sense of dignity,” said Sharpe’s Hempstead-based attorney, Frederick Brewington. “The County of Nassau and its Police Department have been asked to investigate the actions of the two officers and consider charges of perjury against at least one of them.”In addition to the arrest, Sharpe later served a 30-day unpaid suspension. A police spokesman has said that an internal affiars investigation into the case is continuing.Prosecutors said they respected the outcome.“An arrest was made, allegations were reviewed, the evidence was presented and a jury carefully considered the case, as evidenced by their four-day deliberation,” said Paul Leonard, a spokesman for Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. “Judge Kluewer presided over a fair trial. We respect the jury process and their verdict.”last_img read more

Neil Warnock criticises Arsenal and Tottenham stars over coronavirus lockdown breaches

October 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Neil Warnock criticises Arsenal and Tottenham stars over coronavirus lockdown breaches Tottenham players spotted training during lockdownTo 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 0:12FullscreenTottenham players spotted training during lockdownhttps://metro.co.uk/video/tottenham-players-spotted-training-lockdown-2147732/This 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.Earlier this month, Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho found himself in hot water after ignoring the government’s measures to hold a makeshift training session at a park in Barnet.The Portuguese apologised for his actions but Spurs faced yet more criticism this week after Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko filmed themselves training together despite the restrictions. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Apr 2020 2:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link356Shares Neil Warnock has hit out at Arsenal and Tottenham’s players for ignoring the government’s restrictions (Picture: Getty)Neil Warnock has called for footballers to be more ‘responsible’ and set a better example for supporters after four Arsenal stars were caught ignoring the UK government’s coronavirus lockdown rules this week.Nicolas Pepe, 24, was pictured enjoying a casual kickabout with friends at a park in north London, while fellow forward Alexandre Lacazette, 28, was spotted chatting to a car valeter on the driveway outside his home. Experienced pair David Luiz, 33, and Granit Xhaka, 27, meanwhile, were seen meeting up in Southgate. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT Mourinho admitted he had made a mistake (Picture: Getty)Discussing the breaches on talkSPORT, Warnock urged footballers to start taking the guidelines more seriously and criticised Arsenal’s players for failing to learn from the mistakes of their north London rivals.‘They’ve got to be responsible, haven’t they?’ the former Crystal Palace and QPR manager said.‘Already a few weeks ago there was something like this with the Tottenham players in the park, so you would have thought everybody would have learned by now.‘We’re talking life or death here; I don’t think people realise. It is everywhere and you’ve just got to be so careful.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWarnock continued: ‘It’s just horrendous when the end of your days come in these circumstances.‘When I looked the other day and there was a three-year-old dying and the parents weren’t allowed in, I just don’t know what’s happening.‘It’s absolutely frightening and that’s why we’ve got to adhere to what they are saying.‘Like the Arsenal lads – there’s no need to get publicity like that.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ian Wright reveals how Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira prepared for battles with Manchester United and rival Roy KeaneMORE: Fred credits coach Michael Carrick and Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva with helping revive Man Utd career Advertisement Arsenal attacker Pepe was pictured playing football with his friends (Picture: Getty)In response to The Sun‘s story, Arsenal confirmed that they intend to reach out to all their players to hammer home the importance of following the guidelines.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’ll be speaking to our players,’ a Gunners spokesperson said.‘We were concerned so we have spoken to Nicolas who shares a house with a number of relatives who were involved in this game. ‘We have reminded him of the importance of everyone following the guidelines.’last_img read more

Asset management roundup: Gresham House buys ‘new energy’ infrastructure manager

September 29, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgGresham House, a specialist asset manager partially backed by a UK local government pension scheme, is buying a “new energy” infrastructure manager.The AIM-listed firm has agreed to buy Hazel Capital for its real assets division. The deal is expected to complete later this year.Gresham House said it had agreed to provide growth capital through a secured £4.6m (€5.4m) loan to Hazel Capital.Hazel Capital, founded in 2007 by Ben Guest, advises around £100m of assets primarily through venture capital trusts (VCTs) and enterprise investment schemes (EISs). The firm has developed or acquired around 300 megawatts of capacity in the UK solar market across 28 projects.Tony Dalwood, chief executive of Gresham House, said: “We see a substantial growth opportunity in renewables and new energy infrastructure-related assets. Hazel Capital’s success in generating market-leading returns through its VCT and EIS platform within the growth areas of infrastructure related asset management, fits well with our strategy to develop our range of alternative and illiquid investment solutions for long-term investors.”The Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund recently announced it was acquiring a 20% stake in Gresham House, backing a new alternative investment platform aimed at UK public pension funds. Pacific Asset Management joins forces with emerging markets managerPacific Asset Management is moving into the institutional and wholesale markets by becoming a partner in North of South Capital, a boutique emerging markets equities manager.By taking a stake in North of South, Pacific Asset Management was “expanding beyond that business towards the institutional and wholesale markets”, the statement added.North of South Capital was founded in 2004 and based in London. Pacific Asset Management has helped establish several notable UK asset management companies, including Liontrust, River & Mercantile, and Thames River Capital – now part of BMO Global Asset Management after a series of mergers and acquisitions.Campaign group rejects trade body cost disclosure proposal The UK regulator should not adopt any cost disclosure code proposed by the country’s asset management trade body, the Transparency Task Force (TTF) has said.In an official response to the industry body’s proposal that echoes previous comments expressed by its founder, the TTF said that, as a trade body, the Investment Association (IA) was “fundamentally conflicted” and should not be producing regulation. It rejected the idea of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) officially adopting the code. Instead, it should be the regulator that “leads the development of a regulatory framework that mandates for comprehensive cost disclosure, with full industry consultation”.The FCA has said it would not be bound by industry proposals.The campaign group said the IA’s proposed code “falls short of the mark” in several ways. For example, it argued that the code was not sufficiently comprehensive, was voluntary, and used terms to describe costs that did not have legally-binding definitions. The TTF also argued that the IA’s Independent Advisory Board – which fed into the establishment of the disclosure code – failed to perform adequately. The TTF’s founder Andy Agathangelou is a member of the advisory board, which is chaired by Mark Fawcett, chief investment officer at NEST. Earlier this week, the UK’s local government pension scheme announced the launch of a cost transparency code for asset managers that was based on the templates introduced by the IA.last_img read more

Ravens and Jets to clash in Brushce’s Basketball Classic final

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanDEFENDING champions Amelia’s Ward Jets and Ravens will contest the final of the 6th Brusche’s Basketball Classic championship after securing impressive wins Friday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.Ravens prevailed in an exciting 61-58 victory over Colts, while the Jets upset Victory Valley Royals 72-60 to set up a showdown on Saturday November 4.After coming from 12 – 15 down in the first period, Ravens rebounded to end the first half leading by three points (33 – 30). However, the balance tilted for the Colts, who were without notable players: Stanton Rose and Shelroy Thomas.After trailing 49 – 46 heading into the final period, Ravens recovered well and outscored their opponents 15-9 to clinch the 61-58 win.Travis Burnett was again in good form with 15 points with Jermain Slater getting a good game, netting 14 and their captain, Ryan Stephney adding 13 in the win.Dave Causway and Shane Webster played well to score 14 points apiece as Dellon Larose finished the night with 12 for the Colts.Game two was also gripping as the Victory Valley Royals came into this game with the edge, having been unbeaten with wins over Jets in the recent MSC Open tournament. The Royals edged past Jets when the first quarter ended, but when the first half ended the Jets were up by two (32-30).Sensing that they were in a battle, the Royals could not resist the efforts of their bigger inside opposing players who went to work and nudged ahead to lead when the third quarter ended 51-45.With the Jets having several options to go with, they would eventually romp home winners 72-60 and will make their defence against Ravens next Saturday.Nathan Saul had a superb game for the Jets, hitting in 17 game high points as Donnel Benjamin netted 14 and Akeem Kanhai and Adrian Webster each netted 10 points.In their losing cause, the Royals best scorers were captain Chris Williams and Trevor Profitt each with 13 points, while Harold Adams got 12 and Yannick Tappin seven.last_img read more