first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman was robbed and nearly raped in a parking lot near a housing complex, office buildings and Nassau Community College early Wednesday morning, Nassau County police said.The victim was walking in a parking lot in the vicinity of Stewart Avenue and Selfridge Avenue in East Garden City when she was attacked from behind by a man who stole her jewelry and tried to sexually assault her at 5:30 a.m., police said.The suspect then fled in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for her injuries and released.Special Victims Squad detectives said the suspect is described as a black man between 5-feet, 7-inches and 6-feet tall with a medium build wearing black pants and black shoes.Detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to call the Nassau County Police Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.last_img read more


first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Training your brain to think positively will boost your effectiveness at work.Optimism is one of the greatest predictors of someone’s success, Harvard professor and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor said during a keynote address Monday at the CUNA CFO Council Conference in New Orleans.Believing that your behavior matters can transform not only your productivity but the effectiveness of those around you, says Achor, whose research on the impact of rational optimism in the business world appears in his book, “The Happiness Advantage.”Among the many examples Achor cites: Doctors with a positive outlook arrive at correct diagnoses 19% faster than those with negative or neutral emotions, and the 10% most optimistic insurance agents at MetLife outsell the other 90% combined.“The greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain,” he said.In fact, the underlying principle taught to many business leaders—that if you work harder you will be more successful and happier—is fundamentally flawed, according to Achor. continue reading »last_img read more


first_img“No, we lost,” he said. “It still goes in the loss column. We learned a few things. We know we can get a lot better.”Then again, sixth-man Jamal Crawford could not deny there was some good that came out of the team’s first setback of the season.“The fact that we fought back is encouraging,” said Crawford, whose team plays host to Houston on Saturday night at Staples Center. “To get down 17 in this environment against the champs and still have resolve and still have the lead in the fourth quarter shows a lot of character on this team.” Even Jordan had to go along with that.“Yeah, I think we can compete with not just them, but anyone,” he said. “Like I said before, they are a great team with a lot of great guys who have been together for a while and so have we. They have probably one of the best crowds in the league and I’m proud of the way we came in. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Considering they were down by 17 points in the second quarter to the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Wednesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, where just two nights earlier the Warriors demolished Memphis by 50 points, one would think the L.A. Clippers might look at their eventual 112-108 loss as a moral victory of sorts.Not necessarily.“It would have been encouraging if we won,” shooting guard J.J. Redick said. “We are not the ‘Bad News Bears.’ We are a team that has championship aspirations and for us to do that, we have to win.”Center DeAndre Jordan was asked if he was encouraged by the showing by the Clipper (4-1). He shot that down.center_img “We have a lot of work to do, but we will be all right.”The Clippers went up by 10 points at 97-87 on a basket by Crawford with 7:56 to play. The Warriors (5-0) outscored them 25-11 down the stretch.The rivalryGolden State’s Klay Thompson scored 16 points on 7-of-18 shooting Wednesday. Afterward, he talked about this budding rivalry and how he expects their games to be hotly contested.“It’s going to be like that every time we play these guys,” Thompson said. “There are a lot of improved guys on their team, so it was good. Whoever it is, who’s out there, we don’t like to lose on our home court, so it would have been a tough loss.”Paul injuredPoint guard Chris Paul left Wednesday’s game with 13.3 seconds left because of a groin issue.“I don’t know, I’ll find out,” coach Doc Rivers said, when asked to assess the extent of the injury. “I don’t think it’s severe.”Scouting the RocketsSaturday will be the first time the Clippers see the Rockets since Houston beat the Clippers in seven games in the Western Conference semifinals. Houston’s Game 7 victory in Houston came after the Clippers blew Game 6 at Staples Center.The Rockets started 0-3 this season but have since beat Oklahoma City and Orlando. Houston, which plays Friday at Sacramento, is being led in scoring by James Harden. He’s averaging 23.8 points, but he’s shooting just 29.4 percent — 16.4 percent from 3-point range.Harden has shot 55 3-pointers, making only nine.last_img read more