The Safe Center LI Combines Help for Domestic, Sex Crime Victims

first_imgSign 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.last_img read more

Malaysia’s MISC takes delivery of fifth Moss LNG carrier

first_imgSeri Cemara (Image courtesy of MISC)Malaysian LNG shipper MISC, a unit of energy giant Petronas, has taken delivery of a new liquefied natural gas carrier, the Seri Cemara.This is the final carrier in a series of five Moss-type LNG carriers.The naming and delivery of the 150,200-cbm LNG carrier Seri Cemara took place on Monday at the Hyundai Heavy shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.The delivery of Seri Cemara brings the current number of MISC’s LNG fleet to 29 vessels.Image: MISCSeri Cemara joins her sister Moss-type Seri C Class LNG carriers Seri Camellia, Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Cempaka and Seri Camar on long-term charter to Petronas, MISC said in a statement.According to MISC, the vessels have been designed for worldwide trading capability to enable them to call at all major LNG terminals in the world as well as loading capability at floating LNG (FLNG) units.The vessels have been built with an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS), whereby a continuous cover encloses and shields four separate spherical tanks.Each of the LNG carriers complied with and will carry ECO Notation.The vessels will be powered by an Ultra Steam Turbine (UST) plant. They can operate on extended low-load gas mode, meaning that they can operate entirely on LNG for full compliance with existing and impending Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) regulations, according to MISC.last_img read more

Massa’s back as Uganda Cranes tame Slovakia 3-1

first_img21 January 20172017 AFCONEgypt – UgandaPort-Gentil, Gabon 11 January 2017FriendlyIvory Coast – UgandaAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates UGANDA WINS TOP AFRICA AWARD (click to read)Team A: Robert Odongkara (Goal keeper), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Dennis Awanyi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Geofrey Kizito, Tonny Mawejje, Moses Oloya, William Luwagga Kizito, Faruku Miya, Muhammed ShabanTeam B: Dennis Onyango (Goal keeper), Dennis Iguma, Shafiq Batambuze, Murushid Jjuuko, Isaac Isinde, Michael Azira, Yunus Junior Sentamu, Khalid Aucho, Geofrey Massa, Geofrey Sserunkuma, Godfrey Walusimbi 8 January 2017FriendlyUganda 3-1 SlovakiaAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 6 January 2017FriendlySlovenia 0–1 UgandaDubai, United Arab Emirates Share on: WhatsApp 17 January 20172017 AFCONGhana – UgandaPort-Gentil, Gaboncenter_img Tunisian striker Naim Sliti in action against Uganda Cranes in their friendly. Tunisia won 2-0. PHOTO AFPRESULTUganda 3 Slovakia 1 (Oloya, Fiya, Massa)Captain Geoffrey Massa found the net for Cranes for the first time in over a year as Uganda, ranked 72nd in the world, tamed European side Slovakia (FIFA 25th) in an international friendly Sunday in Abu Dhabi.With the Nations Cup kicking off in a week’s time, the goal should herald a timely return to scoring for Massa, who last found the net for Cranes in a competitive match during the World cup qualifiers against Togo in November 2015.This was the third friendly in five days for newly crowned African Team Of The Year Uganda .Uganda Cranes were beaten 2-0 by Tunisia in their first build-up, beat Slovenia 1-0 in a closed door game on Friday, and for the first time in decades, faced a European nation ranked in the top 30 in the world. Uganda is ranked 72nd in the world.The Ugandan side are making a return to the Nations Cup Finals after 38 frustrating years. They last appeared in Ghana 1978.Uganda is grouped with Ghana, Mali and Egypt at the Nations Cup. Uganda vs SLOVAKIA LIVE#Amistoso ?? v ?? [ST 0-2] Moses Oloya adelantó rápido a @OfficialFUFA frente a @sfzofficial pic.twitter.com/Gd649qBl7C— Camino a Rusia (@caminoarusia) January 8, 2017 #Amistoso ?? v ?? [ST 0-2] @FaroukMiya aprovechó un balón suelto para el 2-0 parcial de @OfficialFUFA ante @sfzofficial pic.twitter.com/IuPlGEWpaS— Camino a Rusia (@caminoarusia) January 8, 2017Tweets about @OfficialFUFA 4 January 2017FriendlyTunisia 2–0 UgandaTunis, Tunisia 25 January 20172017 AFCONUganda – Malilast_img read more

Woman accuses Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner of holding ‘WTF’ paper

first_imgDuring her speech about why masks don’t need to worn, a woman says Mayor Dave Kerner was holding up a piece of paper with the words “WTF” on it while she was at the podium in front of Palm Beach County Commissioners.Jean-Marie Nacer stopped in the middle of her speech and said  “I’m sorry. You just held up a sign that says ‘WTF.’ Mayor Kerner, you held up a sign to (Commissioner Melissa) McKinlay that says ‘WTF.’ Do you want to show public record what you just held up? Show me that sign for public record as I’m speaking to you. It says ‘WTF.’ I want that on public record.”Mayor Kerner said “This is a record from our counsel, and it has nothing to do with you,” he told her.Kerner apologized to Nacer for interrupting her, but she wasn’t having it.“How rude,” she told him. Kerner provided a statement Wednesday to our news partner,WPTV NewsChannel 5, along with a picture of the paper in question. “The county attorney printed me a new copy of the BOCC rules because I used hers earlier in the day. She delivered a new copy with this humorous preprinted note pad attached to it. I raised it during the meeting to show her I received it. A lady was testifying at that time about why masks don’t need to be worn. She became very upset. She thought I was holding up a ‘wtf’ sign in reference to her anti-mask position. I was not. I apologized to her for the confusion. This is a copy of the preprinted sticky note.”last_img read more

England quartet target South African titles

first_img Max Orrin, who topped the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Boys Order of Merit in 2012, has been named with three other members of the England squad to compete in two major tournaments at George in South Africa next month. Orrin (North Foreland, Kent) will be joined by Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), Toby Tree (Worthing, Sussex) and Josh White (The Wisley, Surrey) for the Ten Nations Cup at Kingswood Golf Club on 6th – 9th February and for the South African Stroke Play Championship at Oubaai Golf Club on 12th – 15th February. The Ten Nations Cup involves four-man teams representing Argentina, Australia, Colombia, France, Ireland, New Zealand and Scotland as well as England and South Africa. Wales were scheduled to play in the event but have withdrawn. The competition will be decided on the aggregate score over 72 holes of stroke play with the best three scores in each round to count. The South African Stroke Play Championship will involve 144 players with a cut after 36 holes, the leading 65 players and ties completing the final two rounds. Orrin (image Copyright Tom Ward) 18, the reigning Kent champion, hit top form last year, winning the Thunderbird International Junior Tournament in Arizona, while at home he finished runner-up in the Darwin Salver, McEvoy Trophy, the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the Duke of York Young Champions Tournament, third in the Carris Trophy and reached the last 16 of the British Boys. He also won five and halved the other of his six matches for England in the Boys Home Internationals and represented GB&I against Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy. Rutherford, 20, the English County Champion of Champions in 2011, finished seventh on the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Men’s Order of Merit in 2012 after a highly successful year, capped by his full England debut in the Home Internationals. He also finished third in the Brabazon Trophy in which he won the Henriques Salver for the best performance by a British player aged under 20, and joint fourth in the South of England Amateur Championship, a repeat of his finish in 2011. Tree, 18, has been capped at every level since winning the English Boys Under 14 Championship in 2008. He made his full England debut against France at Rochester & Cobham last May and also represented his country in the European Boys Team Championships and the Boys Home Internationals in 2012. The Sussex teenager won the Gauteng North Open in South Africa last winter, finished fifth in the Carris Trophy and reached the Amateur Championship quarter finals. Also last year, he represented GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy and was England’s representative in the Junior Ryder Cup. White, 21, finished fourth in last year’s Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Order of Merit after sharing top spot in the West of England Stroke Play Championship and winning the Berkshire Trophy for the second successive year. The former Surrey champion also won the Philip Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate from the Berkshire and Brabazon Trophies. Like Tree, he made his full England debut against the French and also played in the Home Internationals. He made a fast start to 2013 by finishing runner-up in the New Year Invitational in St Petersburg, Florida. 25 Jan 2013 England quartet target South African titles last_img read more

Sustainable Thurston to receive 2015 Local Government Excellence Award

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Regional Planning CouncilFour years ago, the Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) kicked off its landmark Sustainable Thurston project with a simple question: How do you want your community to look, feel and function in 2035?Residents from around the region spoke up and helped craft Creating Places—Preserving Spaces: A Sustainable Development Plan for the Thurston Region, which integrates sustainability principles into decision-making to achieve a healthy environment, robust economy, and thriving society. Now, as local planners and policymakers begin to implement the ambitious sustainability plan, folks from beyond the region are taking notice.On March 17, Futurewise — formerly 1000 Friends of Washington — will honor Sustainable Thurston, TRPC and its partners with the 2015 Local Government Excellence award. The Seattle-based nonprofit’s award recognizes policy or planning initiatives and programs that support the principles of smart growth.“This award is another confirmation of the great and innovative work the region’s policymakers undertook,” said TRPC Executive Director Lon Wyrick. “The thousands of hours of staff work and citizen involvement paid off in the development of a detailed vision of how we all want our region to grow.”The Sustainable Thurston project has garnered recognition from several other organizations, including the: Planning Association of Washington/American Planning Association—Washington Chapter (2014 Planning Award, Sustainability Category; State of Washington (2014 Governor’s Smart Vision Award); Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (2013 Honorable Mention, Outstanding Achievement).TRPC — Thurston County’s metropolitan planning organization — developed the comprehensive, long-range plan over three years and adopted it in December 2013. TRPC convened an unprecedented partnership of local policymakers, business and nonprofit leaders, and ordinary residents who engaged in a frank conversation and deep analysis of a wide range of topics, including: transportation, housing, land use, economic development, food systems, water, energy, solid waste, air quality, social equity, and climate change. TRPC planners developed data-based scenarios that showed what our fast-growing region would lose during the next quarter-century under business-as-usual patterns — chiefly, sending 13 percent of residential growth to rural areas, resulting in longer commutes, greater carbon emissions and fewer forests, farms and prairies. To curb sprawl, reinvigorate our communities, and protect our natural capital, project participants articulated a bold sustainability vision for 2035, prioritized actions, and assigned roles and responsibilities.  For more information about the plan, visit www.trpc.org.last_img read more

GORTAHORK MAN ‘GIVEN A CHANCE’ AFTER PAYING €1,500 TO ASSAULT VICTIM

first_imgA Gortahork man has been “given a chance” after being ordered to pay €1,500 to a man he assaulted.Martin MaguireMartin Maguire of Ardsbeg, Gortahork, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in relation to assault causing harm to Andrew Sweeney at Magheraclogher, Bunbeg on October 27, 2008. Maguire pleaded guilty to the charge before Judge Francis Comerford yesterday.Judge Comerford imposed a three month prison sentence, but said he would suspend the sentence if Maguire paid over the compensation.He said Maguire had been “given a chance” because he had gone to work in England in order to raise money for compensation.The accused man handed over €1,000 of the compensation to the court and has a week to hand over another €500 if the prison sentence is not to imposed.He agreed to sign a bond to be of good behaviour.GORTAHORK MAN ‘GIVEN A CHANCE’ AFTER PAYING €1,500 TO ASSAULT VICTIM was last modified: May 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:assaultdonegalMartin Maguirelast_img read more

Huddersfield ‘lucky’ to win – Wagner

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesHuddersfield Town boss David Wagner felt his side were lucky to win at QPR.The Terriers boosted their promotion hopes with a 2-1 victory at Loftus Road, where first-half goals from Izzy Brown and Nahki Wells put them in control.Luke Freeman pulled a goal back on the hour mark and Wagner admitted Rangers deserved a least a point.“We have to be honest; we were not at our best and I think we were lucky today,” Wagner said,“QPR were very good. They were very aggressive, created on the wings and our keeper Danny Ward was by miles the best player on the pitch, which I think says everything.“We got three lucky points, but three points are three points and we are so happy to have got them.“We should not forget also that we scored two wonderful goals and created other opportunities as well.“But in my opinion QPR deserved more than they got. It doesn’t change that we have got three three points though.“We scored two great goals and in the second half we were unable keep the pressure off.“But how we defended this, and how Wardy kept us in the game and we fought to keep the ball out of our net, was great to see.”See also:Holloway convinced QPR will be safe   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers’ Jimmy G and Cardinals pass rusher engage in hijinks two days before big game

first_imgPrepare to forget everything you thought you knew about the manly-man game of football.This week sackmaster Chandler Jones unearthed a video via tweet — purportedly showing Jones coming up on the blind side of Jimmy Garoppolo in a grocery store — presumably back when they were teammates with the New New England Patriots.Tomorrow night they will be on opposite sidelines, Jones with the Arizona Cardinals, and Jimmy G with the undefeated 49ers. I  mean, honestly, having a tee-hee moment just …last_img

Turkish ad wins hearts

first_imgFour young stars of Turkish Airlines’ new ad campaign have stolen the hearts of millions and are enjoying their fame according to the Dailysabah.com.**See the full video below**Apparently their lives and dreams have been completely transformed, but they are not complaining about the attention according to Dailysabah.com reporter Ozlem Sakin.Ozlem takes up the story.The ad campaign first aired for National Sovereignty and Children’s Day celebrated in Turkey on April 23 immediately become a hit as it charmed a nation and even led to a tear or two. While Turkish Airlines’ previous campaigns included prominent names such as Argentinean footballer Lionel Messi and U.S. basketball player Kobe Bryant, this time children were the stars. The shooting took place at Imecik, a village in Mediterranean Antalya, lasting three months and was shot by the talented advertising director and winner of the prestigious 25th Crystal Apple Awards in Turkey, Bahadir Karatas. The village children were photographed and four of them – three boys and a girl – were chosen to star in the campaign that is now one of the most watched videos online.Kerim Ardic, known as “Shorty” among his friends, is seen saluting an airplane. He told TV reporters and journalists who visited the village after the ad aired, he now wants to become a pilot when he grows up and added, “I have to attend my classes and do my homework first.” He also noted his friends at school congratulated him on the ad and he is happy to be on TV.His father, who makes a living out of stock breeding in the village, said Ardic’s classes are suffering as a result of the shoots, so they will ensure that he focuses more on school.Similar to Ardic, Oguzhan Yavuz also said he now wants to become a pilot. “We went to Istanbul for the shooting and it was the first time I got on a plane. I loved it and I also got to talk to the pilots,” said Oguzhan.To read the full story click here.last_img read more