Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Safe Center LI, which is located at 15 Grumman Road, Bethpage, was officially unveiled Tuesday.Two like-minded nonprofit agencies that help victims of different types of abuse officially merged Tuesday into The Safe Center LI, a facility where victims of sexual or domestic violence can seek assistance.After about a decade of discussions, the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect—two agencies that have been around for more than three decades each—combined their resources to create a collaborative program that transforms how they care for victims.“Co-locating would give us the opportunity to coordinate services to families,” said Sandy Oliva, co-executive director of Safe Center LI, who previously served as the executive director of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The new venture is a “truly mission-driven endeavor,” she said.Safe Center LI’s programs include child advocacy, a 24/7 multilingual hotline, legal counseling, mental health, rape and sexual assault services, emergency and transitional housing, group work services and education outreach.Joining nonprofit officials in announcing the merger was Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, whose wife, Linda, has advocated for the group in the past, and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, whose office works closely with the group when victims of such crimes turn to the agency for help.“It’s not just about punishing the bad guys and holding them accountable,” Rice said, noting that the collaboration between the two groups provides critical support that her office, and many other governmental organizations cannot provide. “You cannot overstate the significance of a facility like this.”When Rice was first elected in 2005, victims were “shuttled from building to building,” which was “traumatizing to those very vulnerable people,” she said.Safe Center LI officials also touted the work of the Nassau County Police Department, whose Special Victim Squad detectives are housed at the facility. The unit has nine detectives and two supervisors that investigate sexual assault and related cases. An Assistant District Attorney from Rice’s office is also often on site.With the merger official, Safe Center LI will soon begin to focus on sex trafficking and helping the county monitor sex offenders, said Cynthia Scott, co-director of Safe Center LI, and the former executive director of the Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect.The overall goal is to be a safe haven to all people, no matter race, gender or age, officials said.Though it’s located in Nassau, the group’s directors said Suffolk County residents are welcome to call the hotline and seek out help, but they may be better off reaching out to similar agencies in Suffolk, especially if a crime has been committed.One such group, the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at The Mary & Pat Bagnato Place for Kids, similarly aids families and victims of abuse on eastern Long Island.Safe Center LI is located at 15 Grumman Road, Bethpage, NY.
24SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Branch density is the goal. Space to build is the challenge. What makes a financial institution’s branching strategy successful? Many experts point to density “more locations and brand”. Agreed! However, what if the target community doesn’t have any suitably sized site options within the desired market? Or, what if there is not a lease space available in this market?Are more branches an opportunity? Or a risk?This begs a follow-up question: What about branch network density? Should a financial institution continue to invest in branch density given the advent of new technologies that may lead to a decreasing need for branches? On the other hand, what if these new technologies such as digital channels, interactive teller machines (ITMs), and smart ATMs don’t decrease the number of branches, but rather enhance the capability of the branch to better serve consumers? Is it possible the micro branch can be a solution for these facility questions?What is a micro branch? continue reading »
NZ Herald 10 August 2018Family First Comment: This is exactly what an expert panel on the harms of pornography would investigate. (But we’re still waiting on the politicians to respond !)www.PornInquiry.nzNew Zealand could follow the United Kingdom in bringing in age restrictions for online pornography and blocking websites which refuse to comply.Department of Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin, who also holds the children’s portfolio, says young people are being “bombarded” by internet pornography and she wants censorship laws to be strengthened.“This is a really, really big issue to New Zealand and we are going to have a serious conversation about it,” she told the Herald.“And I hope to make sure we have this conversation in this term of Government.”Martin supports the approach of the United Kingdom, which has ambitious – and controversial – plans to introduce mandatory age verification for pornographic websites later this year.She made the comments after the Chief Censor began a major piece of research on New Zealand teenagers’ online pornography habits. Expected to be completed in December, the research will be used to inform Government policy, including possible regulation.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12104188&ref=twitter
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,173; 2. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 1,160; 3. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,133; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,119; 5. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,111; 6. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, 1,101; 7. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,080; 8. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,075; 9. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,073; 10. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 1,070; 11. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,054; 12. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 1,051; 13. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 1,044; 14. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 1,040; 15. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,033; 16. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 1,009; 17. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,006; 18. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 1,003; 19. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 998; 20. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 996.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 781; 2. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 777; 3. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 776; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 769; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 746; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 709; 7. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 663; 8. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 662; 9. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 623; 10. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 615; 11. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 594; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 583; 13. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 580; 14. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 577; 15. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, 550; 16. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 543; 17. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, Iowa, 523; 18. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 511; 19. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 492; 20. B.J. Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 481.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 787; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 753; 3. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 735; 4. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 727; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 681; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 669; 7. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 644; 8. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, 633; 9. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 630; 10. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 625; 11. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., and Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 618; 13. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 612; 14. Steve McMackin, Greenville, Texas, 596; 15. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 587; 16. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 561; 17. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 560; 18. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 552; 19. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 546; 20. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 544.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,200; 2. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,160; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,119; 4. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 1,101; 5. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,085; 6. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,077; 7. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,076; 8. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,065; 9. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 1,055; 10. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,031; 11. Colin Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 991; 12. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 986; 13. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., and Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, both 970; 15. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 965; 16. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 959; 17. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 957; 18. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 954; 19. Chris Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 935; 20. Troy Jerovetz, Webster City, Iowa, 914.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 1,195; 2. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,151; 3. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,137; 4. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,118; 5. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,100; 6. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,060; 7. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 1,041; 8. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,026; 9. Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1,024; 10. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 975; 11. Adam Ayers, Adair, Iowa, 955; 12. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 942; 13. Brooke Russell, Hays, Kan., 931; 14. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 928; 15. Allyn Myers, Berwyn, Neb., 925; 16. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 913; 17. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 908; 18. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 887; 19. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., 883; 20. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 863.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 1,164; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,150; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,145; 4. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,121; 5. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,120; 6. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,115; 7. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 1,106; 8. Colby Fett, Algona, Iowa, 1,103; 9. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 1,095; 10. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,090; 11. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 1,089; 12. Brandon Setser, Davenport, Iowa, 1,083; 13. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,071; 14. Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb., and Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., both 1,036; 16. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,032; 17. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,031; 18. Tyler Watts, Beloit, Kan., 1,030; 19. Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 980; 20. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 973.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,165; 2. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 1,144; 3. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,113; 4. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 1,090; 5. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 1,089; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,064; 7. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 980; 8. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 961; 9. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 800; 10. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 745; 11. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 718; 12. J.P. Vasquez Jr., Lubbock, Texas, Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, and Ryan Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, each 705; 16. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 695; 17. Edward Grmela Jr., Hewitt, Texas, 688; 18. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 673; 19. Chase Vineyard, Davis, Okla., 664; 20. Brayden Wyatt, Wichita Falls, Texas, 660.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Bubba Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,124; 2. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,064; 3. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 1,051; 4. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 1,050; 5. Dustin Virkus, Clarkfield, Minn., 1,039; 6. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,021; 7. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 1,015; 8. Andrew Harris, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,011; 9. Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa, and Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., both 1,008; 11. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 986; 12. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 981; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 977; 14. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 934; 15. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 808; 16. Jeff Klinkefus, Golden, Colo., 774; 17. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 772; 18. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 771; 19. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., 764; 20. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 758.
Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will not curb his side’s attacking instincts despite leaking goals at the other end. “On a professional level, the lack of clean sheets does concern me a little bit but I can still cope with winning 3-2 or 4-3,” he said. “The bottom line is I want this team to always think about scoring goals. If you are of that mindset then you can’t switch to really focusing on a clean sheet. “If we’d lost three games on the trot then maybe we’d start focusing on a clean sheet and start building from there, but we have got good momentum and a good feeling. Our players are smiley and happy and we will go out and try to take the game to Spurs.” Leicester, another team making an encouraging start to the season, have also yet to manage a shut-out, prompting manager Claudio Ranieri to offer his players a pizza for a clean sheet. But Pardew added: “We’re not really at the top of the tree for pizzas in this area here. Although a kebab or a burger might go down well if we keep a clean sheet. “I don’t want to take the ambition out of the team. The problem when I arrived was that the ambition had gone out of the team. We managed to put that right so I’m not going to take it away now. “Clean sheets are important for results. If we’d got one last week against Manchester City we’d have been very pleased and we were a minute away from achieving it. “We mustn’t dwell on that and we’ll try to score two goals at Spurs if we can.” Pardew could welcome back Damien Delaney, Joe Ledley and Connor Wickham, who all missed the last-gasp 1-0 defeat by City through injury. However, full-back Joel Ward remains sidelined by a knee injury and forward Marouane Chamakh is out with hamstring trouble. Press Association The Eagles head to Tottenham on Sunday flying high in sixth place, but they have yet to keep a clean sheet this season. However, Pardew has no intention of tightening up at the back at the expense of rattling in the goals at the other end of the pitch.