Vermont gets $1.47 million in federal grants to help crime victims

first_imgPatrick Leahy (D-VT) announced Tuesday that Vermont has been awarded more than $1.47 million in federal grants to help victims of crime.  The grants come from the Crime Victims Fund, the primary source of federal financial aid for crime victims, and are administered through the US Department of Justice.“The need for victim assistance and compensation has grown over the years, and the Crime Victims Fund has been a mainstay for crime victims in states like Vermont,” said Leahy.  “Programs like those supported by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services help survivors piece their lives back together.  The vital funding Vermont has received from the Crime Victims Fund will help to ensure continued support for these efforts.”Vermont has received $1.27 million for victim assistance programs to support local efforts such as crisis intervention, emergency shelters, transportation, counseling and criminal justice system advocacy.  The state has also received $200,000 for compensation programs to reimburse victims and their families directly for expenses related to their victimization, including medical and mental health costs, and funeral burial expenses.  The funding is administered by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services.Leahy, a former prosecutor in Vermont, has led the effort in Congress to protect the Crime Victims Fund, which the last administration sought to tap for other uses.  The Fund is supported exclusively by fines and other penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not by taxpayer dollars.  The Fund serves roughly four million crime victims every year, including victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and drunk driving, as well as survivors of homicide victims.  Crime Victim Fund grants have become especially important for states at a time when many programs have faced funding cuts in the wake of the economic downturn.Leahy is the author of the Crime Victims Fund Preservation Act, which will help ensure that crime victims receive essential services and federal support under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).  Last October, the legislation was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Leahy chairs.  He also worked to include $100 million for crime victim assistance in the 2009 economic recovery act.More than 4,000 agencies nationwide are supported by VOCA funds each year. Source: Leahy. 9.14.2010last_img read more

2 Men Injured in Wheatley Heights Shooting

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York One man was seriously injured and another wounded after a shooting in Wheatley Heights early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said. The two men—21-year-old Genesis Foster, who also goes by the name Kaurron, and 19-year-old Charles Harris—were shot multiple times at the Colonial Springs Shopping Center parking lot around 2 a.m., police said. Harris was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. The Wyandanch man is listed in serious condition, police said. Foster, a West Babylon resident, was driven in a private vehicle to the same hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police did not provide details about the shooting other than saying the two men suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives are investigating the shooting. Any witnesses are asked to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Compliance: NCUA releases MBL FAQs to aid implementation

first_imgNCUA’s revised member business lending (MBL) rule has been in effect for more than 6 months now, and according to the agency, it has received a number of questions about the rule and its implementation. In this quarter’s NCUA Report, the agency tackled some of the most frequently asked questions.Chief among those questions is: What are NCUA’s expectations under the new MBL and commercial loan rule?The answer: NCUA expects credit unions to offer commercial loans in a safe and sound manner and structured appropriately for the member’s needs and within the member’s financial abilities.The new rule requires active oversight by senior managers and the board, but also extends flexibility to credit unions to establish policies and program controls instead of prescriptive regulatory requirements.The rule now takes a more principles-based approach to managing a commercial loan program and allows management to tailor appropriate risk-management practices to suit their individual circumstances. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Waimate library removed Into the River before ban

first_imgStuff 8 September 2015Waimate District Library removed controversial book Into the River more than a year before it was banned nationwide.The award-winning kiwi novel, written by Auckland based novelist Ted Dawe, includes sexually explicit content some organisations say is too racy for its intended teeange audience.An interim ban restricts it from being displayed in libraries or sold in stores anywhere in New Zealand. The fines, for doing so, range from $3000 to $10,000.Waimate assistant librarian Linda Halkett revealed on Tuesday library staff removed the “shocking” novel from its collection in early 2014.The Film and Literature Board of Review placed an interim restriction order on the book on September 3.It bans anyone in New Zealand from displaying or exhibiting the book, which won the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year in 2013. read more

Biden clinches US Democratic Nomination

first_img“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded,” Biden said in a statement Friday night, “ and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.” WASHINGTON – Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. AP/FILE PHOTOcenter_img The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee Friday after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday. (AP)last_img read more

Israel Adesanya called out by kickboxer Alex Pereira who had knocked him out in 2017

first_img Written By Israel Adesanya is one of those fighters who has seen a meteoric rise in UFC ever since his debut. The undefeated fighter took out everyone in his way before getting his hands on the middleweight title at the main event of UFC 243. There is no doubt that Israel Adesanya looks invincible at the moment and it’s hard to imagine him losing. That said, the Styleblender has also been knocked out in his life. The man who did that claims that he can repeat the same in UFC. So, who knocked out Israel Adesanya?Also Read | UFC: Jon Jones Wants To ‘slap’ Middleweight Champion Israel AdesanyaUFC: Alex Pereira threatens to knock out Israel Adesanya once againAlex Pereira,  the middleweight and interim lightweight champion of GLORY, is not a ‘huge name’ in the sport of MMA. However, the 32-year-old is well known as the only man to hand Israel Adesanya a knockout defeat. The duo locked horns against each other in a kickboxing contest in 2017. In the fight, Israel Adesanya faced one of the biggest upsets of his career. The initial two rounds of the fight were a bit slow as both fighters landed clean shots over each other. However, in round number three, Alex Pereira stunned the world by knocking out Israel Adesanya with back-to-back right hook and left hook. Take a look at the fight. First Published: 21st December, 2019 13:48 IST FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US Raj Sarkar Also Read | UFC: Nate Diaz Pays A Fan’s Rent Who Had Bet On Him Winning Vs Jorge MasvidalSince his defeat against Alex Pereira, Israel Adesanya has gone on to achieve the ‘impossible’ in MMA. The African born fighter went against some of the finest of the sport and emerged superior. However, his undefeated streak in UFC might be in danger as Alex Pereira wants to fight him once again inside the octagon. In an interview with MMA Junkie, Alex Pereira said, “For the sport of MMA, Adesanya is one of the best strikers in the sport, but for kickboxing, he is like many others – a guy that’s good, but over a long time didn’t evolve. He is just one of many.” The Brazilian further took a shot at the middleweight champion of UFC by saying, “The only place in this world that Adesanya is better than me is in speaking English.”center_img COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 21st December, 2019 13:48 IST Israel Adesanya Called Out By Kickboxer Alex Pereira Who Had Knocked Him Out In 2017 Israel Adesanya got knocked down by a kickboxer (Alex Pereira) in 2017 and he might face him once again at UFC. See how Israel Adesanya got knocked out. WATCH US LIVE Also Read | UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children FightAlso Read | Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were Falselast_img read more