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Dedication Ceremonies Set for Fallen Officers

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Geoffrey Breitkopf, the NCPD officer killed by friendly fire in March 2011, will have a plaque dedicated in his honor in Massapequa Park.The Nassau County Police Benevolent Association will honor fallen Police Officer Geoffrey Breitkopf Saturday during a dedication ceremony in Massapequa Park.The police union will unveil a bronze plaque in Breitkopf’s honor at a small park off of Park Boulevard and Front Street. Breitkopf’s family and members of the Nassau County Police Department will also be in attendance. The ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m., will also include a Color Guard and Pipe Band.Breitkopf, who was a member of the elite Bureau of Special Operations (BSO), was accidentally shot and killed by an MTA police officer in March 2011 while responding to a Massapequa Park home where a 21-year-old man armed with a pair of knives was gunned down by police after he had lunged at them.Breitkopf died shortly after at Nassau University Medical Center.Nearly a year later, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office announced it would not charge the MTA police officer involved in the friendly fire shooting.Members of Boy Scout Troops 660 and 776 built the plaque that will be dedicated to Breitkopf.Also this month, local officials will rename a bridge on Route 109 in West Babylon after NYPD officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the force, who was fatally shot while responding to a botched home invasion in Brooklyn in December 2011.The shooter, Lamont Pride, was sentenced in February to 45 years to life in prison.The Figoski ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m at the overpass on Route 109 and Sunrise Highway.last_img read more

GFA pursues Globacom for $2.12 million GPL sponsorship debt

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first_imgThe GFA have resumed legal proceedings against Telecommunications giants, Globacom over a 2.12 million dollar debt owed the association.The Nigeria-based company, with operations in Ghana, signed a 5 year deal as headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League in 2009 but still owe the GFA sponsorship fees for that deal 11 years later.The deal was worth 3 million dollars per season but Glo opted out of the deal in 2013, having only paid 1.9 million dollars.In December last year, GLO paid another 1 million dollars but now the GFA wants the rest of their money.The Daily Graphic reports that the FA had asked its lawyers to help them retrieve the money, plus interest, from Glo.The GFA President Mr. Kurt  Edwin Simeon- Okraku has already stated that the clubs desperately needed the money from GLO to boost their finances  which has been hit hard by the suspension of competitions occasioned by the COVOD-19 pandemic. “Given the big impact of COVID, this is the time GLO should have shown concerns to support our football industry.” Mr. Okraku stressed“This would have gone a long way to help the clubs.” He added.The Ghana Premier League was suspended on March 15 in line with directive by President Nana Addo-Dankwa  Akufo-Addo to suspend social gatherings and sporting events to help prevent the entire spread of the virus.The entire football season was subsequently cancelled by the FA which is currently putting on safety measures and protocols to ensure football returns in the safest environment possible when the suspension on contact sport is lifted by the government.last_img read more

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