NCPD Expands R.E.A.C.H Program With Donation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York R.E.A.C.H. Program to expand with the help of NCPD Foundation.A Nassau County police program that helps authorities identify residents with cognitive disorders in the event that they go missing will soon be expanding, officials announced Tuesday.The two-year-old program, Return Every Adult & Child Home (R.E.A.C.H.), received a financial boost from the Nassau County Police Department Foundation, a nonprofit that has partnered with the county to build a new state-of-the-art police academy.The $6,000 donation from the group will help Nassau authorities purchase 5,000 wristbands, lanyards and identification cards to assist officers in identifying individuals already registered in the program or who are interested in joining.“This [identification] kit will help further speed the identification of the missing person that has registered,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said at a press conference where he was joined by police brass, leaders of the police foundation and the family of a man with a cognitive disorder who has gone missing before.The program, which launched in 2010, provides law enforcement officials with information and photos of the person suffering from any one of a number cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and autism.Police officials said those registered in the program will have their photo and other important information released to police officers in the streets within seconds.Kathy Kammerer, whose husband, Brian, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s 10 years ago, described R.E.A.C.H as an “extra safeguard” that makes it easier for her to be away from the couple’s home when she’s at work.“It was enough dealing with the fact that he was not going to remember me, my children, and our three children, but as years went by my husband also couldn’t speak anymore,” Kammerer said. “He didn’t understand, we would call his name, he wouldn’t answer to us.”Brian went missing several years ago, she said, but he was discovered at a mall in Bay Shore by authorities who quickly obtained his information through R.E.A.C.H.“This program is amazing for me,” she added.“We believe in the significance of this program,” said Eric Blumencranz, chairman of the NCPD Foundation. “This identification items will not only help our law enforcement, but they’ll help our citizens.”The foundation’s donation comes less than two months after a former top Nassau police official was found guilty for conspiracy after he squashed a burglary investigation revolving around the son of a former foundation board member. Two other top NCPD officials charged with allegedly covering up the case are awaiting trial.“I don’t take any bad reflection from it,” Blumencranz said of the verdict. “My interpretation from it is that the district attorney looked at the foundation…and gave us a perfectly clean bill of health, that we had no wrongdoing whatsoever.”Blumencranz noted that the foundation—which has raised $4 million since it opened in 2008—struggled to raise money since the investigation but has recently rebounded.Residents interested in registering a family member in R.E.A.C.H and obtaining a wristband and?identification?card can do so on April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park.last_img read more

Credit Union Value Proposition: Still awesome after all these years

first_imgOn June 14, we gathered a group of more than 90 credit union leaders from across North America at Harvard University to talk about cooperative strategies for sustained competitive advantage and business model evolution. And some pretty big darn deal stuff happened.The first research output delivered through our new Centers of Excellence approach came out earlier in June, and?Filene Fellow and Harvard Business School professor Dennis Campbell was there to share his insights on the connection between culture and performance, further delving into the case study of Handelsbanken. We discovered?how local decision-making and distributed control can be the path to long-term success. We also heard from Wisconsin’s?Verve, a Credit Union all about “the new age credit union merger,” and from Conexus Credit Union in Saskatchewan, sharing their approach?to put member financial well-being at the center of their?strategy. continue reading ? 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, Jan. 23

first_img1) They voluntarily chose not to make a pension election at their orientation meeting with payroll. The New York State Police and Fire Retirement System (NYSPF) require that if no election is made, they, by default, be placed in the 25-year plan. They then had up to one year, from the date of joining the retirement system, to change to the 20-year plan if they so wished.2) They did not act on correspondence from the NYSPF during this one-year option period.3) Recently, they sued the town over this pension issue and lost their case in court. These members were put in the proper pension system. Taxpayers should ask the Town Board what it will cost the town if these four are allowed the benefits of the 20-year plan vs. the 25-year plan.?Members can retire with no age restrictions and they start collecting their pensions immediately after filing for retirement.? Let’s hold people accountable for their own actions or lack thereof.?Don’t ask the town taxpayers to foot the bill for this costly redo.Sandra BusinoAlplaus Clay was a political genius, but in sum, his compromises were an 18th Century exercise of kicking the can down the road. Brands notes the last compromise included a tougher fugitive slave law. How in the name of Dred Scott does any historian think that was a great idea?Political compromises to solve problems are essential. But I’m afraid the real legacy of Henry Clay lives on in the worst sense with our current politicians. Our national debt, unfunded public pensions and growing entitlement shortfalls are all examples of pushing problems off to future generations.David OchsePorter Corners Pelosi, Schumer not honest or respectfulAfter viewing on TV the meeting President Trump had with her majesty Pelosi and prince Schumer, all I could see was two nincompoops displaying arrogant claims on the border. A few years ago, they wanted the same things for the border that the president wanted. They know full well what is taking place on the border. They really should be honest with the president and say, “We know the wall is needed, but we dislike you so much, we will not agree on the wall.”Pelosi and Schumer should be working for all the people in this country, not just a few.And at the meeting with the president, they both showed a lack of courtesy toward the president by not facing him and not really looking at him when speaking. Arrogance personified.Shirley H. GuidarelliSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? We rely on many species, such as the many pollinators. If we don’t know what happens to them if there’s a nuclear war (we don’t), maybe we shouldn’t have started the nuclear age in the first place. Nothing lasts forever. Civilization won’t, and neither will the nuclear age. What happens with our large nuclear arsenal when it’s over?Nuclear powers should try to get along to avoid a crisis. Being allies with Putin isn’t the answer, but starting up the Cold War again sounds even worse.You’re better off admiring presidents before the nuclear age (Washington through Hoover) more and admiring less those during the nuclear age. That’s how important this issue is. Americans tend to do the opposite.It’s claimed horseshoe crabs go back 450 million years. All species should attempt to be the horseshoe crab. Why do I have a feeling humans won’t come close?Colin YunickCharlton Get along to avoid a potential nuclear warVasili Arkhipov was a Soviet officer credited with preventing a Soviet nuclear strike during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He’s mostly forgotten today, but it’s believed we came close to a nuclear war. Abortion has severe long-term effectsIf you want to know what’s wrong in America, just read Don Steiner’s Jan. 17 letter and you will see how blind we have become to the murder of innocent children in this country. Hitler has nothing that even comes close to over 50 million innocent girls and boys being ripped from their mother’s womb and disposed of like yesterday’s garbage. Fifty percent of those children were most likely girls. Where’s their right to choose? The Democratic Party is so self-absorbed that this is supposed to be a positive claim to fame for them? No lasting effects??It’s easy for you to say that, Don, as you were allowed to live and have a place in this world. Meanwhile, you celebrate the death of 50 million children. There are 50 million long-lasting effects that you will have to answer for one day.Denise CrisciScotia City must realize the benefits of its treesSo let’s see, the city of Schenectady will no longer replace trees it removes. This is despite the fact ordinances require it and the fact that trees clean the air of pollution, calm aggressive drivers and can lower summer sizzling sidewalk temperatures by 10 degrees. The city can stop the tearing down of affordable housing options and instead allow construction built of flammable particleboard far out of the reach of the average person. And it will not replace city sidewalks.It’s time for city workers to move their desks out onto the summer sidewalks, where the heat can rise above 100 degrees, let their homes be demolished and replaced by new developments they can’t afford and which create more sidewalks that DPW can’t keep up with. And let’s find out if city pensions are invested, as I suspect, in construction companies that can make campaign donations and fill the city to the brim with developments that few can afford to live in and overburden the city’s Public Works Department.The people who work on your cars and stock the grocery stores for you cannot afford to live in these new developments. They are living in the inner cities,? forced to ride the bus and deal with the relentless summer heat on the treeless streets. They’re very likely to develop asthma from the filthy air and from trying to make their way down the broken sidewalks as they wait for the city bus to take care of them. All the while, city officials sit in air-conditioned offices and think of new ways to tax them.Beth R. JacobsNiskayuna Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTaxpayers shouldn’t pay for pension redoIn reference to The Daily Gazette’s Jan. 7 article about the town of Niskayuna’s contracts, the statement Denise McGraw made about four long-term members of the force, who were not put in the proper pension system when they started their employment, is incorrect.I worked 22 years administrating payroll and personnel practices in the Comptroller’s Office at the town of Niskayuna. These members have three facts in common: Clay’s compromises delayed solutionsI started to read Professor H.W. Brands’ recent column in The Gazette on compromise with the hope I would find something I agreed with. But while I still believe that compromise is essential in politics, I wonder if the author could have possibly chosen a worse set of examples than Henry Clay’s compromises.?As Brands points out, Clay repeatedly engineered compromises between the free and slave-holding states, which worked out great, at least temporarily (for everyone but the slaves). But it was only a viable strategy as long as new states could be admitted. The fact the Pacific Ocean existed made a lot of future compromises unlikely. What didn’t get addressed was the underlying problem: slavery.last_img read more

The Mancunian way

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COVID-19: Govt repatriates, isolates more than 500 TKIs from Malaysia

first_imgAs many as 513 Indonesian domestic workers have been repatriated from neighboring Malaysia after they were given the all-clear for COVID-19 infection.Priagung Adhi Bawono, the head of the Medan Port Health Authority (KKP),?said that each Indonesian?migrant worker (TKI) had been accounted for and confirmed free of infection after testing negative for the virus?upon their arrival at Kualanamu International?Airport in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra.“The preliminary results show that none of the [repatriated] domestic workers have?any symptoms?[of COVID-19].?They all tested negative,” Priagung told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. He added that the workers had been examined in Malaysia prior to their repatriation, but?noted that some of the workers?had flu-like?symptoms, including?dry cough and dizziness.As of Saturday,?North Sumatra had recorded at least 59 confirmed cases and eight deaths.To ensure public health and safety, said Priagung,?all recently repatriated migrant workers were isolated?for 14 days at a special facility at Cadika Lubuk Pakam park?in Deli Serdang, or at?Suwondo Air Base in Medan.Whiko Irwan, the head of the North Sumatra COVID-19 task force, said that all repatriates would undergo?rapid testing on the first and 10th days of their isolation periods, as well as physical exercise?and psychological evaluation. Read also: COVID-19 news is not all bad. Read this to stay positive“There are 318 [TKI]?quarantined at Soewondo Air Base, whereas 134 others have been isolated at Cadika Lubuk Pakam Park,” Whiko said.Soewondo Air Base Commander Col. Meka Yudanto said that the majority of repatriated workers?quarantined?at the air base were North Sumatra natives, while the others came from regional provinces including Java.North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi had?submitted a formal request to the Home Ministry for the repatriation of North Sumatran workers from Malaysia amid the health emergency in the neighboring country, said?Meka.The Malaysian government extended until April 28 its “movement control order”, which is technically a lockdown, in an effort to curb the rapid spread of the virus there, Antara News reported.By Saturday, Malaysia had?recorded 4,530 confirmed cases and 70 deaths from the disease.Many of the repatriated TKI had?police records?in?Malaysia?for overstaying their visas, said Kualanamu Immigration?head?Tedi Hartadi Wibowo.Zakiah, a TKI from Jambi, said she entered Malaysia illegally in 2018?on a tourist visa. She found work as?a waitress at a local restaurant, but was soon arrested by Malaysian immigration officers and sentenced to seven months in prison.“I’ve learned my lesson. I won’t enter Malaysia through unofficial channels ever again,” Zakiah told the Post on Thursday, when shse arrived at Kualanamu airport.She said she didn’t mind being quarantined before returning to her hometown so that her family would be safe.?(rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Heung-min Son reveals why he asked to leave Tottenham back in 2016

first_img Read More Advertisement Read More / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles Skip Ad Son played for Hamburg and Leverkusen before joining Spurs (Picture: Getty)Heung-min Son revealed he nearly left Tottenham back in 2016 after telling Mauricio Pochettino he was struggling with life in London.Despite his unhappiness at the time, Son stayed put and decided to give it another go, much to the delight of Spurs fans.Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2015, he’s grown into one of the most important players for the club, bagging 63 goals in 174 appearances.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThis season he’s been a resounding success again, scoring 16 goals to helping Spurs stay within touching distance of winning the Premier League title.ADVERTISEMENT Read More 1/1 Full Screen Comment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire ‘I came close to leaving,’ Son told the Evening Standard. ‘I went to the gaffer’s office and told him I didn’t feel comfortable and wanted to leave for Germany.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The gaffer trusted me and I am so grateful.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He made my dream come true. I am more than grateful [to him] — it is difficult to say. I have worked four years with the gaffer. It is just amazing.‘I think I am the happiest guy in the world, especially in the Premier League. It is an honour to play in the Premier League.’Tottenham’s next fixture is against Arsenal on Saturday before a game against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday.MORE: What Pochettino has told Levy amid Man Utd and Real Madrid linksWill Spurs finish in the top four?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Heung-min Son reveals why he asked to leave Tottenham back in 2016center_img Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 12:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY SPONSORED by Metro Video Settings Read More Read More 1 min. story Skip Advertisementlast_img read more

JUST-IN: Arteta’s Arsenal lifts 2019-20 FA Cup

first_imgBut there was nothing the Arsenal goalkeeper could do from the next Chelsea attack as Pulisic struck.Mount broke into the penalty area and squared to Olivier Giroud, the former Arsenal man flicking the ball into the path of Pulisic, who skipped past the challenge of Kieran Tierney to become the first United States international to score in an FA Cup final.Nicolas Pepe thought he had curled in a marvellous equaliser but his celebrations were cut short as Aubameyang had strayed offside in the build-up.However, just seconds later and Aubameyang was played in over the top, racing clear of Azpilicueta before being hauled back by the Chelsea skipper.After the break, Pulisic broke forward looking to add his second of the afternoon but instead was soon going the same way as his captain, limping off with a hamstring injury after shooting wide.Pedro entered the fray in his place as Chelsea started to wrestle back control of the contest.That was until Aubameyang struck once again.Hector Bellerin burst forward down the right and Christensen’s heavy challenge saw the ball break to Pepe, his pass picked up by Aubameyang who turned on to his preferred left foot to lift the ball over Caballero. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea then had Mateo Kovacic sent off as they chased the game, the Croatia international picking up two bookings, both for fouls on Granit Xhaka with the second a controversial call from referee Anthony Taylor.Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal remains in doubt as he has less than a year to run on his contract, but after downing Manchester City with two goals in the semi-final, he again showed his importance to Mikel Arteta’s side.For Arteta, this was a first piece of silverware in a managerial career that only began in December and sees Arsenal qualify for the Europa League next season.Aubameyang wasted the first chance of the final, heading wide when picked out in the box by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Chelsea had their own opening moments later, Xhaka robbed of the ball and Mason Mount’s curling effort forcing Emiliano Martinez into an early save. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again lit up Wembley as his brace ensured FA Cup final victory for Mikel Arteta’s side over 10-man Chelsea. Read Also:?FA Cup Final: How Chelsea will lineup vs Arsenal after latest injuriesChelsea’s task was made all the more difficult as Mateo Kovacic was sent off, shown his second yellow card for a foul on Granit Xhaka just six minutes after they had lost their lead.While Arteta could toast his first trophy, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ultimately saw his side come up short.He threw on Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi despite being a man light but there was to be no comeback. The striker equalised with a penalty he had won himself to cancel out Christian Pulisic’s early opener. Chelsea then lost Cesar Azpilicueta and Pulisic to injury before Aubameyang brilliantly added his second to secure a 2-1 victory and then lifted a record 14th FA Cup for the Gunners. Promoted ContentKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryHow Most Popular Food In The World Came To BeLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Muchlast_img read more

Fegley wins first of season at Eagle

first_imgBy Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (June 4) – Two hours of work on his race car Saturday morning paid off that even-ing at Eagle Raceway for Chad Fegley.Fegley took the lead on the second circuit and drove to the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock victory at his hometown track. Cody Leifeld, Mark McKinney and Jeff Watts completed the top four.“I started in fourth and got a great jump. I didn’t even touch the car until this morning and spent about two hours on it,” Fegley said from victory lane. “It’s tough when you have your own busi-ness to find time for maintenance on the race car. It was great to finally get a win this year.”Bob Zoubek’s first Kaplan University IMCA Modified victory at Eagle this year came from the 11th?starting spot. Another first-time winner in 2016 was Matt Moyer from 10th?starting in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.Twelfth starting Lance Borgman was the NAPA IMCA Northern SportMod winner. He caught Gary Saathoff for the front spot with two laps left. The victory was his third this season at Eagle.Adam Guillion repeated in the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car division, by all of .006 of a second ahead of Trevor Grossenbacher.Saturday’s Student Breakout-Driver Appreciation Night at Eagle Raceway saw an overflow crowd in the stands and 157 teams in the pits.last_img read more

Austin hits back at Sullivan “slur”

first_img The 26-year-old QPR striker has been linked with a host of Barclays Premier League clubs over the summer after scoring 18 goals as the Hoops dropped out of the top flight last season. West Ham are one of several sides who have reportedly looked to make a move for Austin, who was called up by England manager Roy Hodgson for the final two internationals of the season, but QPR have not budged from their £15million valuation. Charlie Austin has hit back at an “outrageous slur” from West Ham owner David Sullivan after he said signing the player would be a big risk for the club. “For the record, there is nothing wrong with my “ligaments”, as has been suggested. My strength and performance in pre-season has been excellent and with two goals in my last two games I don’t think there is any doubt that my match sharpness is as good as ever. “I scored 18 goals in the Premier League last season, which would not be possible were I feeling discomfort or pain. “Like many professional footballers, I have the legacy of injuries picked up over my career but the effect on my day-to-day training and on matchday is non-existent. “For a senior figure at a Premier League club to insinuate that I could break down at any moment is an outrageous slur on my professionalism and the work that has gone into making me the footballer than I am today. I am fit, strong and looking forward to Saturday’s home game against Rotherham.” The Hammers are keen to add a forward to their squad with Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate all nursing injuries – with boss Slaven Bilic admitting it is a striker he is most likely to bring in before the close of the window. It is understood West Ham had a list of up to 12 forwards who they were looking to bring in, but it appears Austin is not one of them as QPR look to hang on to their main asset in their battle to secure an immediate return to the Premier League. A response to Austin’s comments from Sullivan came via Jack Sullivan, son of the Upton Park chief. Jack Sullivan published on Twitter a statement he said was his father’s message. In it, David Sullivan says his comments were taken “out of context” by Austin. “He is a player I greatly admire. However, he failed a medical at Hull two years ago,” the statement from David Sullivan adds. “Clearly an old injury left a severe doubt with the Hull medical team about the longevity of his career. “I fully accept he is playing very well and the old injury is not impacting upon him at this moment in time.” Sullivan, in the statement, says different medical officials may take varying views of Austin’s knee. He adds: “I was simply saying at West Ham United we’ve been very unlucky with injuries to strikers, going right back to Dean Ashton and the fact three of our main four strikers are injured at this moment in time. So for us, with our limited budget, our bad luck over injured strikers and the fact he failed a medical at Hull would be a risk we couldn’t take. “However, I’m sure many other clubs would take a different view and I hope he plays on until he’s 37 or 38 as he’s clearly a super professional and a great player.” But, when asked on the Knees Up Mother Brown podcast if Austin was a target, Sullivan was bullish about the former Burnley striker’s injury record. “They say he has no ligaments in his knee, who knows?,” Sullivan said. “To sign a £15m player is a big risk. He could go on for years, but knowing our luck his knee will go in his first game and that’s the end of it. “If we had £100m to spend we may say ‘we’ll spend £15m and gamble one-sixth of our budget’. But it’s not one-sixth of our budget, it’d smash our budget to bits. “And he didn’t keep Queens Park Rangers up. If he’d kept them up single-handedly you might say it was different – and a few of those goals were penalties.” Austin released a personal statement on Twitter in reply to the Sullivan comments, defending his fitness and his professionalism. “I feel I have no option but to address the inaccurate, misleading and uninformed innuendo about my physical condition that has been raised today by an individual who is not privy to my personal health history,” his statement read. “It is one of a number of inaccurate reports about my so-called injury problems which have been made over the summer. Press Associationlast_img read more

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