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West Virginia interfaith allies rally in favor of Syrian refugees,…

first_img Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (2) Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Albany, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing West Virginia interfaith allies rally in favor of Syrian refugees, resettlement Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem November 17, 2016 at 1:11 am The vast majority of West Virginians do NOT want Syrian refugees brought to the USA, much less West Virginia. First of all, our nation is already in debt. Federal tax dollars will support the refugees and even if the local president of the organization trying to bring them here doesn’t think there is any money involved, it is our tax dollars. Second, their culture doesn’t meld with ours. Some believe in Sharia law which is an enemy of our constitution. We have limited social services already and can’t take care of West Virginians who are American citizens much less foreigners. We already have 83,000,000 people in this country who were not born here. Enough is enough. The church organizations, who want to help people in other countries, should help them in their home countries, not here! One reason 67% of West Virginian voters voted for Trump is exactly because we didn’t want Middle Eastern refugees in our country. Where ever they go their is violence and death. I wish the group that is promoting bringing refugees into out country and state would care about the people still living in tents due to the flood as much as they do some foreigners. People that always want to dump needy people into our country make me sick. I pray that Trump is able to stop all immigration into this country. Our water and our food are in limited supply. Our national debt is horrendous. Keep the refugees out of West Virginia! Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Refugees Migration & Resettlement Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Hundreds of people gathered for an interfaith rally in support of Syrian refugees and refugee resettlement in Charleston, West Virginia, on Nov. 15. Photo: Victor Urecki/Facebook[Episcopal News Service] An interfaith coalition of Christians, Muslims and Jews rallied in peaceful, prayerful solidarity in support of welcoming Syrian refugees and refugee resettlement in Charleston, West Virginia, on Nov. 15.“We believe [in], and we also want to encourage, the sense of welcome,” said West Virginia Assistant Bishop Mark Van Koevering, who attended the rally in Charleston. “It’s part of our Christian response to provide hospitality to the stranger. And the evidence suggests [that] where immigrants come into a community, it’s a win-win – they bring in skills and invigorate the dream about what America could be.“We’ve all come from somewhere, and it’s important to distinguish between an immigrant and a refugee. These are people being forced from their homes and in dire straits.”Hundreds of supporters joined the rally, which also attracted a dozen opponents, said Van Koevering, who recognized the opponents’ concerns about safety and the availability of resources to address other “big issues” in the state.Refugee resettlement “is not an either/or,” however, he said. Floods killed more than 20 people and displaced more than a thousand in the state earlier this year, drug abuse is an epidemic problem, and the state has an aging population; problems the interfaith community also is trying to address.Some of the speakers at the rally, including Rabbi Victor Urecki, of B’nai Jacob Synagogue, were refugees themselves.“The rabbi gave his own story of being a child carried over from Europe and how much that dream of the U.S. has meant and the importance of keeping up that tradition of being a place of welcome,” said Van Koevering.For more than a year, West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry has been working with Episcopal Migration Ministries to become a resettlement affiliate, with the Diocese of West Virginia as its fiduciary. In October 2015, a panel discussion on the current refugee crisis at St. John’s Episcopal Church was attended by 150 people and led to the formation of West Virginia Interfaith Ministry.The Interfaith Refugee Ministry includes clergy and lay member volunteers from St. George Orthodox Cathedral, the local Islamic Association, Catholic Charities, which currently resettles refugees in Charleston, St. John’s Episcopal Church and others. Since the ministry’s inception, volunteers have met with state political leaders to advocate refugee resettlement in Charleston. (Click here for 10 facts about the U.S. refugee resettlement program; and here where three myths about the program are dispelled.)“The efforts and skills that we have seen from the grass-roots volunteers at West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry as they work to welcome refugees into their community are truly remarkable,” said the Rev. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. “Episcopal Migration Ministries considers it a gift to our ministry to be partnering with them to bring the victims of persecution to safety. They are demonstrating the welcoming nature of West Virginia to the country, and to the world.”Just as West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry is trying to get off the ground, the very existence of the U.S.- resettlement program hangs in the balance. President-elect Donald J. Trump and others in the Republican Party have indicated that refugees are no longer welcome, particularly Syrians and other refugees who come from countries beset by terrorist activity.In West Virginia, the all-volunteer interfaith ministry has been working to build community unity in the wake of last week’s presidential election and a contentious election season.“There has been some ugliness in the election and a lot of our members and volunteers are taking a strong stand for unity, tolerance and inclusiveness and love for one’s neighbor,” said Lynn Clarke, West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry’s volunteer president and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charleston.Episcopal Migration Ministries submitted West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry’s application to become a resettlement affiliate to the U.S. State Department in October.Episcopal Migration Ministries is one of nine agencies – more than half of them faith-based – that work in partnership with the State Department to welcome and resettle refugees. Its staff works with 30 resettlement affiliates in 26 dioceses and 22 states, providing direct assistance to recent arrivals. It also offers ways for congregations to engage in refugee resettlement in their communities and encourages Episcopalians to join the Episcopal Public Policy Network and advocate for policies that protect the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. Click here for the EPPN’s post-election resources for refugee and immigration advocacy.Of the 21.3 million refugees in the world today, 1 percent might be resettled. In 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 1.19 million refugees will need to be resettled. A disproportionate number of refugees, 53 percent, are fleeing Somalia, Afghanistan and Syria, where more than four years of civil war has led to the death of more than 250,000 people and the displacement of 11 million.“The interfaith efforts to welcome refugees to Charleston, West Virginia, is just one example of how communities across the United States are actively and vocally engaged in the work of resettlement,” said Lacy Broemel, the Episcopal Church’s refugee and immigration policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. “Communities have seen how refugees benefit their neighborhoods, schools, and local economy and are speaking out to share those experiences. Especially in the light of the global refugee crisis, the Episcopal Church is committed to continuing to welcome refugees and continuing our nation’s longstanding tradition of refugee resettlement under the next administration.”The majority of Syrians continue to live in nearby Jordan, but many have been welcomed to Europe. The Obama administration pledged to welcome at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States in fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that five Syrian refugees were resettled to West Virginia.If the current numbers hold, next year up to 110,000 refugees could be resettled to the United States.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NCcenter_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI By Lynette Wilson Posted Nov 16, 2016 Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Doug Desper says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI George Douglas says: November 17, 2016 at 6:57 pm The Dalai Lama weighed in on the refugee resettlement problems with the simple observation that the countries of Europe cannot become Muslim. Frankly, unvetted refugees have overwhelmed pockets of Europe and violence has spiked as well as unreasonable expectations that European cultures subordinate to Muslim social standards. There are documented “No Go” zones in cities that Muslims insist on policing with Sharia Law. We should expect the oil-rich Muslim nations to create safe zones that we support with them…underline WITH them. Our own neglected citizens demand our attention. Just as we cannot be the world’s police force we likewise cannot afford to become the world’s foster parent. 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Belmont Shore powerhouse demolishes tackler who goes too high

first_imgWednesday Jul 19, 2017 Belmont Shore powerhouse demolishes tackler who goes too high Mafi Malua Seanoa of Belmont Shore in the USA sent us this clip of him absolutely demolishing an attempted tackle recently. We’ve shared it on our instagram and facebook pages, and there has been a fair bit of debate regarding the legalities of the collision.Some say that Seanoa used his arm in an illegal way, whereas others point out that the attempted tackle was simply way too high, and he should have taken the legs.Have a quick look above and feel free to join the debate on our social pages, or discuss here.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Amateur , Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 32 WEEKS AGO Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down… 69 WEEKS AGO RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round… 69 WEEKS AGO RD BLITZ – Disaster, just when it looked… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

IPR PRide award for Rotary Stroke Awareness Campaign

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards Research / statistics Volunteering Howard Lake | 26 February 2004 | News IPR PRide award for Rotary Stroke Awareness Campaign AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There were numerous requests from doctors, the public and Rotarians to make this an annual event. As a result Rotary will be organising Blood Pressure Awareness days on 2 and 3 April 2004. Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s Stroke Awareness Campaign has won the Institute of Public Relations’ IPR PRide Award 2003/4 for Best Charity or Non-Profit Campaign.The twelve month campaign in support of The Stroke Association ran from July 2002 to June 2003. It publicised the fact that high blood pressure is the largest single preventable cause of stroke.The focus of the campaign was a Blood Pressure Awareness Day in April 2003. More than 1000 Rotary Clubs organised 130,000 blood pressures checks on one day, gaining an entry in the Guinness Book of Records. The media coverage for the project reached a potential audience in excess of 60 million and included 1,000 media stories. The campaign raised £65,000 in England and Wales and additional funds were raised in Scotland and Ireland. In addition 500,000 promotional leaflets were distributed to the public by Rotary Clubs. Advertisementlast_img read more

Free fundraising guide published

first_img Howard Lake | 23 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Ireland Free fundraising guide published AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis As part of its role in promoting philanthropy in Ireland, the Ireland Funds has published a fundraising guide called ‘101 Fundraising Tips’. The guide is downloadable free from the Ireland Funds website.The seventy-one page guide was written by Ireland Funds CEO Kingsley Aikens and covers such topics as organisation and board development, the fundraising campaign and stewardship. The emphasis is on big gift fundraising but the guide has wider fundraising relevance. Drawing on the US experience, the guide proclaims we are in the early stages of the Golden Age of Philanthrophy. The guide is downloadable at www.irlfunds.org/news/ffund/101_tips Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

PSNI in Strabane investigate report that SDLP representative was assaulted

first_img WhatsApp PSNI in Strabane investigate report that SDLP representative was assaulted Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – July 7, 2013 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Google+ Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Previous articleTwo men released on bail following Lifford fuel depot robberyNext articleDonegal to bask in glorious sunshine until at least Friday News Highland Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th An SDLP representative in Strabane has claimed he was assaulted by a Sinn Fein Cllr in the town over the weekend.The PSNI in Strabane have confirmed they are investigating the incident.The well known local SDLP representative claims they were assaulted by the local Cllr in a bar in the town.And it’s understood another member of the local Cllrs family also assaulted the SDLP representative in the Abercorn Square area .A PSNI spokesperson yesterday confirmed that they recieved a report of an assault at around 320am on Saturday morning and are now investigating. Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Uniform Maximum Relief In The School Fee For Lockdown Period [Read Petition]

first_imgTop StoriesPlea In Supreme Court Seeks Uniform Maximum Relief In The School Fee For Lockdown Period [Read Petition] Akshita Saxena1 July 2020 10:13 PMShare This – xA PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking “uniform maximum relief” in the school fee for the period of national lockdown. The Petitioner, Advocate Reepak Kansal has approached the court stating that it is “illegal” for the schools to demand fee and expenses, without rending service. It is stated that there is no Force Majeure clause in the school admission forms (contract)…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking “uniform maximum relief” in the school fee for the period of national lockdown. The Petitioner, Advocate Reepak Kansal has approached the court stating that it is “illegal” for the schools to demand fee and expenses, without rending service. It is stated that there is no Force Majeure clause in the school admission forms (contract) and the school is bound with terms and conditions which are mentioned in the admission form. “There is no Force Majeure clause in the said admission form, therefore, demanding fee and expenses without rending service is illegal and against the principle of natural justice,” the Petitioner has contended in light of the Consumer Protection Act. So far as online classes is concerned, the Petitioner through Advocate Vatsalya Vigya, states that the same is not mentioned in the admission form and is beyond the “scope of schooling”. “There is no clause in the admission form that in case of epidemic / adverse situation / nation lock down etc., the school administration would provide online classes and charge same set of fee & expenses for the same. There are several side effects and demerits of online classes which is totally different from the concept of schooling,” the plea states. For students who have given prior consent and attended online classes, the Petitioner states, the parents may be charged for the expenses of the said online classes “proportionally”. In this backdrop, the Petitioner has urged the court to give an interpretation of the Force Majeure clauses in the current circumstances and also to direct the Government to take decision in regard to waiving off/ providing uniform maximum relief I the school fees. “The authorities/ respondent have been illegal forcing the students / parents to pay the school fee without getting services from their respective schools which violates the fundamental rights as well as various sections of Consumer Protection Act,” the Petitioner has submitted. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Next Storylast_img read more

Council to keep to promise of tarring back lanes in Letterkenny

first_img Twitter Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday May 15thNext articleMissing 26 year-old Donegal man makes contact with home News Highland Council to keep to promise of tarring back lanes in Letterkenny Donegal County Council officials say they will try to speed up the tarmacing of the the back lanes at Sliabh Sneacht and Oatfield Terrace in Letterkenny, in line with promises made by the previous town council.Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle secured unanimous support at a meeting this afternoon, after pointing out that the promise was part of a wider deal which saw land handed over to the council for the construction of housing.Officials warned the project is not on the current three year plan, but Cllr Mc Monagle says with resurfacing work set to take place on Circular Road as part of a major contract, this is the perfect time to do the work:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Gerrymc5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – May 15, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Alleged violent offenders were poised for release from jail due to COVID-19: Sources

first_imgDougSchneiderPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — Two men involved in the death of a New York City police detective were among the violent offenders on the list of inmates slated to be released from the infamous Rikers Island jail complex due to the coronavirus pendemic, until prosecutors intervened, multiple sources told ABC News.Christopher Ransom, 28, and Jagger Freeman, 26, were charged with armed robbery in connection with the February 2019 shooting death of New York Police Department Detective Brian Simonsen. They appeared on a list of names obtained by ABC News that also included Viktoriya Nasyrova, 45, who was accused of trying to kill a woman in 2016 with a poisoned cheesecake.The only thing that kept alleged violent offenders from being released was the intervention of the city’s five district attorneys, who said in a joint letter issued Monday that “we want to make clear that the categories of those proposed for release have, in some instances, included individuals who pose a high risk to public safety.”As the coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, began its stranglehold on New York State, it crept into Rikers Island, a sweeping complex near LaGuardia Airport that is one of the largest jail compounds in the world. The virus infected the first correction staff member on March 15 and an inmate three days later.The arrival of the virus prompted city officials, defense attorneys and advocates to call for the release of inmates, since jails are notorious breeding grounds for germs.New York City’s Board of Correction (NYCBOC), which oversees the Department of Correction (DOC), instructed the city and criminal justice agencies to work together to “immediately remove” inmates at higher risk from COVID-19 and to rapidly decrease the jail population.“The City’s jails have particular challenges to preventing disease transmission on a normal day and even more so during a public health crisis,” according to a March 17 statement issued by the NYCBOC.Rikers Island at the time of the first diagnosis housed more than 5,000 inmates in separate facilities on an island along the East River between the Bronx and Queens.‘High risk to public safety’In a joint letter sent to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann, the city’s five district attorneys and its special narcotics prosecutor said that they supported reducing the number of those incarcerated — but not without a plan.“We fully appreciate the unique risks that the COVID-19 virus poses in our jails, and we agree that the number of those incarcerated must decrease to limit the spread of the virus on Rikers Island and in other facilities,” the district attorneys wrote. “At the same time, we want to make clear that the categories of those proposed for release have, in some instances, included individuals who pose a high risk to public safety. In such instances, we have communicated our concerns, but these concerns have not always been heeded.”Defense attorneys and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) collected hundreds of names to propose to the district attorney offices in the jurisdiction of their clients’ pending or closed cases.MOCJ created a list of 84 inmates with underlying health conditions that would put them at higher risk if they came into contact with the coronavirus, according to two separate sources.Representatives from each prosecutors’ office had the option of agreeing or objecting to the inmates’ release.But prosecutors claimed in the letter sent on Monday that their “concerns have not always been heeded.”“As an example, when we learned last week that the Commissioner of Corrections was about to use her authority to order an across-the-board release of hundreds of inmates serving city sentences, we were assured that the release would not include those serving time for domestic violence or sex offenses, given the risks to victims. Unfortunately, we later learned that such individuals were indeed included in the ranks of those to be released,” the letter read.In other situations when an objection was made, MOCJ or defense attorneys would file a writ of habeas corpus — an order to physically bring the client to court to argue if their imprisonment is lawful — and argue for the client’s release before a judge, another source said.A Manhattan supreme court judge released accused murderer Pedro Vinent-Barcia from Rikers Island after Legal Aid Society lawyers successfully argued on Thursday that because of the 63-year-old’s cardiovascular disease, he is at high risk if exposed to COVID-19, The New York Post first reported. The public defender organization was also able to argue for the release of 15 others, over prosecutors’ objections, according to the Post.The Legal Aid Society declined a request to comment for this story.More lists of prisonersAfter the first list was reviewed by the district attorneys’ offices, MOCJ then submitted two other lists, according to another source.A portion of one of the lists obtained by ABC News revealed that MOCJ requested that high-profile defendants Ransom, Freeman and Nasyrova be released.Freeman, 26, and Ransom, 28, are alleged armed robbers charged in connection with the February 2019 death of NYPD Officer Brian Simonsen, who was killed by friendly fire. Nasyrova, 45, is accused of attempting to kill a woman in 2016 with poisoned cheesecake in order to steal her identity and remain on the run for a murder she allegedly committed in Russia.Also included in the same list obtained by ABC News were almost two dozen others awaiting trial for violent felony offenses.Another source said MOCJ also suggested that rapists and a man awaiting trial for a double homicide case be released.The DOC referred requests for comment about the release of inmates to MOCJ, which did not respond as of Monday evening.No plan in placeThe prosecutors’ two-page letter also raised concerns about the lack of a plan for how the inmates will be handled following their release, including their housing, supervision and support-service needs.Prosecutors offered a list of recommendations for the city to follow in order to give the public and courts the reassurance that releasing the inmates will “keep our communities both healthy and safe.”For instance, they suggested that additional resources be allocated to protect victims and survivors who may be vulnerable due to the unexpected return of these individuals. They also said additional resources should be allocated to provide adequate supervision and address critical needs, including testing for COVID-19 prior to release. They also said that those who remain detained should receive the resources necessary to live in sanitary conditions with quality medical care.As of Friday, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance had consented to the release of 259 inmates. Vance’s office also completely vacated the convictions of nine inmates who had less than 90 days remaining on their sentence for low-level misdemeanors — seven for petty larceny, one for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, another for second-degree menacing — and were over the age of 35.Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has consented to the release of about 120 inmates, and Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz has agreed to the release 30.Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said in a separate statement that her office has agreed to the release of “number of inmates” and are evaluating others.“However, we cannot ignore in our assessment the seriousness of the crime for which an inmate is incarcerated, as well the impact that their release might have on public safety,” Clark said. “Those who currently remain incarcerated are accused of the most serious violent offenses including murder, and their release will affect public safety. My duty is to protect the public, and the victims and survivors who remain vulnerable knowing that many of the individuals who were incarcerated are returning to the community.”The prosecutors also believe that the city’s jails are capable of providing sufficient health care for the remaining population of inmates given the recent reduction in the city jail population and the increased housing options in city jail facilities. The Eric M. Taylor Center on Rikers Island has been reopened for those in custody who have tested positive for COVID-19 and new intakes who are showing symptoms.Last week, Mayor de Blasio announced the release of 375 inmates as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the release of 1,100 inmates statewide who are in jail for low-level parole violations.On Friday, Legal Aid Society announced that they were also able to secure the release of 106 inmates.The resulting jail population — Rikers Island’s lowest since the 1940s — means that DOC is now ensuring social distancing by making sure there is an empty bed in between people in custody to increase space while sleeping. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Learning for life: Verbal abuse

first_img Comments are closed. Learning for life: Verbal abuseOn 1 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. What makes up 90 per cent of reported incidents of violence? a) Physical abuse b) Verbal abuse c) Domestic violence d) Rape 2. ‘Language intended to cause distress to the target’ is whosedefinition of verbal abuse? a) HSE b) Cooper c) The author d) NHS 3. In the study, N = a) 66 b) 100 c) 160 d) 166 4. Which statement did the majority of females find distressing? a) 10 b) 12 c) 6 d) 15 5. Who did more than a quarter of the respondents identify as theperpetrators of verbal abuse? a) Customers and colleagues b) Colleagues and managers c) Managers and customers d) Managers and patients 6. Violence became a serious health and safety issue as a result of whichlegislation? a) Management of workplace health and safety b) Human Rights Act c) RIDDOR d) Mental Health Act 7. Scoring verbal abuse is called: a) Cognitive restructuring b) Body mapping c) Self talk d) Putting it into perspective 8. Mantras enable us to develop: a) Firewalls b) Virus checks c) Fire doors d) Virus eliminators 9. Verbal abuse can produce symptoms similar to: a) Depression b) Post-traumatic stress disorder c) Psychotic illness d) Manic depression 10. Which of the following do victims of violence not experience? a) Fatigue b) Crying c) Toothache d) Sleep disturbance Feedback1) b 2) c – Consider the three definitions given andwrite your own definition. 3) d – Do you understand the term ‘N’ used inresearch studies? If not, look it up in one of the books on research. 4) a –Read through the list and decide which statement you would find the mostdistressing. Then ask your colleagues how they feel, and discuss all of yourfeelings. 5) b – Revisit your company policy on bullying and harassmentand consider the implications for the abused and the abuser. In light of thisarticle, does it deal adequately with verbal abuse situations? 6) c 7) d– Read through these coping mechanisms again, study them carefully and reflecton times when you have used these mechanisms yourself. Were they effective foryou? If not, do you know why? 8) a 9) b – Review and update yourknowledge of post-traumatic stress disorder – see Resources Guide, page 29. 10)c – The answers to 9 and 10 are those given in the text, but all of themcould be right. Who is to say that verbal abuse cannot push someone vulnerableover the edge? And clenching the teeth when extremely stressed could causetoothache. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Elliman property management breach: “Gold mine for cybercriminals” or “nothing new”?

first_imgDennis DePaola, who leads compliance at Orsid Realty, a property manager with a portfolio of 18,000 apartments in luxury buildings throughout New York City, said the breach was “disturbing and upsetting.”“They’re one of our peers in the industry,” he said. “It’s not like if we get hacked it’s a small debit on a credit card.”Within Orsid’s portfolio, property managers are increasingly collecting biometric data from cameras, security systems and even pandemic-driven temperature and screening systems, in addition to other personal and financial information, according to DePaola.Jeremiah Fowler, who specializes in internet security research and data protection at Security Discovery but is not involved in the Elliman investigation, noted that the type of data exposed in the breach is “the gold mine for cybercriminals.”“If you were going to customize your targets, you would want wealthy people,” he said.Notable properties that use Elliman’s management services include white-glove co-ops such as 1 Sutton Place South, 1040 Fifth Avenue and The Dakota, along with luxury condos including 111 West 57th Street, 40 East End Avenue and 111 Murray Street.Dennis DePaola of Orsid RealtyThough Elliman said it has found no evidence of identity theft to date, Fowler noted it’s often the motivation behind a hack and can occur years after a breach, generally after the hacker resells the data.While Steinberg said that “of course no one likes this,” he believes what most residents want is an explanation of how the breach happened and information about how they will be protected in the future.Elliman has launched an investigation into the incident, contacted law enforcement — a source with knowledge of the situation said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involved — and set up a hotline to answer questions. Executives said the company would offer affected individuals a one-year membership to identity-theft prevention and credit monitoring services. Individuals who may have been affected by the breach will start hearing from the firm directly on Friday.“If Douglas Elliman acts responsibly and proactively, which they have so far, I would suspect that this is something that will come and go,” said Steinberg.A developer who has worked with Elliman’s property management firm and agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity pledged to continue working with the company despite the breach.“It’s not their fault,” the developer said. “Things happen.”But security experts wonder whether Elliman could do more to prevent such incidents.Fowler said data encryption is a best practice for the industry. When files are encrypted, even if an unauthorized party breaches a network, the hacker would have to break through an algorithm to see the information, adding another deterrent.Greg Kelley, who leads cybersecurity firm Vestige Digital Investigations and is not involved in the Elliman investigation, agreed. He said that encryption often provides companies with the equivalent of a “get-out-of-jail-free card.” They can then assure regulators that the data was not compromised and argue that they don’t have to notify customers or employees about the breach.“The fact that [Elliman] notified [residents] tells me they may not have had that get-out-of-jail-free card,” said Kelley. Both he and Fowler noted that if companies encrypt their data, they will often mention that in disclosures when a breach occurs.Copies of Elliman’s notices to condo and co-op boards advising them of the breach viewed by The Real Deal do not mention encryption. A spokesperson for the company declined to comment, citing the “ongoing and sensitive” nature of the investigation.Under New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, companies must notify affected people and businesses of a data breach except in cases where they can “reasonably” determine there will be no misuse of information, or the logistics of notifying involve more than 500,000 parties or costs over $250,000.But what’s equally concerning for Kelley, however, is the nonchalance surrounding the breach.“It’s kind of naive to say this happens to everyone,” he said. “It can happen to anyone… But if your data security is poor, it’s more likely to happen to you.”Contact Erin Hudson Message* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* What would you do if your Social Security number, address, financial data and other sensitive information were compromised?For some of the thousands of New Yorkers who may be in that position after a data breach at Douglas Elliman Property Management, the answer so far appears to be one of understanding — even as some cybersecurity experts and industry veterans sound an alarm.Leonard Steinberg, a Compass agent who sits on condo boards at two buildings run by Elliman’s property management arm, said the breach is a wake-up call about the importance of data security. Still, he doesn’t see it as threatening the company’s reputation.“We’ve seen some of the world’s greatest corporations attacked. Douglas Elliman isn’t the first one or the last,” he said. “Data breaches are nothing new.”Leonard Steinberg of CompassLeni Morrison Cummins, an attorney at Cozen O’Connor who represents 75 co-op and condo boards in the city, said she has not received any panicked calls from clients in buildings where Elliman is the manager.The breach became public Monday when Douglas Elliman Property Management notified building owners and boards that an “unauthorized party” had gained access to its IT systems and that certain files containing owners’ and employees’ personal information may have been compromised. The company said the breach may have exposed residents’ and employees’ names, dates of birth, mailing addresses, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers and financial information.As of 2018, Elliman was the largest residential property management firm in New York City, according to an analysis by The Real Deal. The firm represents 390 properties with approximately 46,500 units in New York City and Nassau and Westchester counties.Read moreElliman’s property management arm suffers data breachRevealed: Corcoran’s “hacked” files“Perhaps a sad inevitability:” Corcoran isn’t the only firmunder attack Douglas EllimanResidential BrokerageResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Tagslast_img read more