Daily Archives: Mar 19, 2018

Maintenance:  Eastside Buffalo apartment complex seeks reliable PT maintenance person with basic knowledge of Electrical, Plumbing, Drywall and Painting.  20-25 hrs./wk., starting at $14/hr.  Must have own tools, dependable transportation and ability to be on call for occasional after-hours emergencies!  EOE.

Send resume & references to HR, 215 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14204 or fax to 854-2981.

 

Remedy Staffing is seeking Machine Operators/Batching Machine Operators for a growing Tonawanda manufacturer!

Machine/Batching Machine Operator /Tonawanda, NY/ 2nd and 3rd Shifts (all shifts are Bus Accessible!)

Shifts:

 2nd: 2:30 pm-10:00 pm, Monday-Friday

 3rd:  10pm-6:30am, Monday-Friday

 Responsibilities:

  • Accumulating and preparing raw material for compounding.
  • Mixing raw materials for product batches, verifies the material components, item codes, lot numbers and weights.
  • Assembling and disassembling transfer lines, trace lines, insulated jackets and pumps as needed
  • Cleaning all equipment components to remove residue to ensure all batches meet quality control standards and potential batch contamination is prevented.
  • Transporting raw materials to and from warehouse to compounding area.
  • Ensuring proper disposal of compounding waste, packaging and other bulk scrap.

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of machine operation experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous mixing, batching, blending experience required

Pay is based on experience and can range from $14-$20/hr

 All shifts are bus accessible! Get your foot in the door with this growing Tonawanda manufacturer!  Apply today!

Please submit all resumes to gina.gibbons@remedystaff.com

SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE LAUNCH ROBOCALLS IN SENATOR CHRIS JACOB’S DISTRICT ALERTING CONSTITUENTS THAT THE SENATOR IS PROTECTING PREDATORS BY BLOCKING CHILD VICTIMS ACT FROM PASSAGE 

Coalition of Child Sex Abuse Survivors and Advocates Launch Calls Urging Constituents to Call Senator Jacobs to Tell Her to Stop Protecting Predators and Start Protecting Kids 

ALBANY, NY – Child sex abuse survivors and their advocates launched a series of hard hitting automated calls in the home district of Senator Chris Jacobs asking constituents to call the senator’s office and ask why he is protecting predators over children and victims. The calls are part of a statewide campaign to push for passage of the Child Victims Act which would expand the statute of limitations for criminal and civil action against child predators. Jacobs has been part of a Senate GOP effort to block the bill from a vote. The budget released by the Senate GOP conference omitted the provision, despite its inclusion in both the Governor’s and Assembly’s budget bills.  

The calls feature victims of childhood sexual abuse with ties to the senators’ districts and alert callers to the fact that Jacobs has been blocking a bill that would allow them to hold predators accountable. In the calls, survivors urge constituents to call their senators and urge them to support the Child Victims Act.

An audio file for calls in Senator Jacob’s district can be found HERE.

New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators has been waging an aggressive campaign to get members of the Republican State Senate to compel their leadership to support passage if the Child Victims Act. The latest automated calls come on the heels of a series of district-based press events, online digital ads, a Quinnipiac poll showing 90% of New Yorkers support the bill, and actors Corey Feldman and Julianne Moore weighing in publicly on its behalf. A long list of editorials from across the state have weighed in urging passage, including:  New York Daily News, The New York Times, Westchester Journal News, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Buffalo News, Middletown Times Herald-Record, and Nassau County Island Now.  

New York currently has one the most restrictive statute of limitations for child sexual abuse crimes of any state in the country. Most victims are barred from filing criminal and civil claims once they turn 23 years old. The Child Victims Act expands the criminal and civil statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse cases and will create a 1-year “window” for previously unaddressed civil claims to be heard in court, so that predators who have previously gotten away with child sex abuse crimes can be held accountable. The bill was included in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 executive budget proposal and was passed by the Assembly in 2017.

  

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About New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators

New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators (NYAHP) is committed to passing the Child Victims Act in New York and holding legislators accountable for failure to act. NYAHP is seeking to reform New York State’s antiquated child sexual abuse laws and bring to justice the hidden sexual predators that live in our communities today. For more information visit www.stophiddenpredators.com.

Beginning today, the Foundation is requesting applications to support afterschool and summer science, technology, engineering and math programs for youth in grades 6-12

Buffalo, NY/Detroit, MI (March 19, 2018) – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation (RCWJRF) today announced STEM 2035, an initiative through which the Foundation will grant funding and technical assistance to existing after school and summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in Western New York and Southeast Michigan. The Foundation will award up to 20 total grants, each for up to $250,000 over a three-year span.

“The types of projects that kids encounter in afterschool STEM programs help build teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills, which are the kinds of skills that our fast-changing modern society needs,” said Amber Slichta, vice president of programs, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. “To prepare the next generation of workforce, we not only need to close the gaps in STEM knowledge, but we also need to close the gaps that keep under-represented youth from pursuing their interests in STEM subjects.”

Through STEM 2035, the Foundation is looking to accomplish the following:

·       Increase the number of girls and minority youth participating in STEM programs and pursuing STEM in post-secondary education, training and careers.

·       Accelerate learning and collaboration among afterschool STEM providers in Western New York and Southeast Michigan to improve STEM outcomes for youth in those regions.

·       Support innovative ideas that better connect, inspire and prepare 6th-12th graders for STEM inpost-secondary education, training and careers.

·      Improve and sustain program quality by integrating best practices to better support youth’s STEM learning experiences.

The initiative is seeking programs that are ready and willing to try something new or make substantial improvements that spark interest, build confidence and create pathways in STEM.

“During the next 16-plus years of our Foundation’s spend down, we’ll witness some of the most rapid advances in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in history. We need to ensure that our future leaders are equipped to meet the modern challenges through 2035 and beyond,” Slichta added.

In addition to receiving funding for their programs, grantees will become part of the STEM 2035 peer learning community. Through this group, they will receive training and technical assistance, try new evaluation tools and quality improvement strategies, collaborate and learn together.

To help administer the RFP and oversee project management details, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation has partnered with CCNY, Inc. Additional project partners include the PEAR Institute at Harvard, a subject matter expert in afterschool STEM programs, which will provide technical assistance, program assessments and support for grantees in the cohort; and Equal Measure, which has been brought on as the cohort evaluator.

Beginning today, March 19, through April 13, eligible organizations are encouraged to apply. Applications are due to CCNY, Inc. by 5 p.m. EST on April 13. Finalists will be notified in May to submit full proposals and selected grantees will be notified in July 2018. To learn more about STEM 2035 and the application process and eligibility, visit comconnectionsny.com/STEM.

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About the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation:

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The two areas reflect Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s devotion to his hometown of Detroit and greater Buffalo, home of his Buffalo Bills franchise. Prior to his passing in 2014, Mr. Wilson requested that a significant share of his estate be used to continue a life-long generosity of spirit by funding the Foundation that bears his name. The Foundation has a grantmaking capacity of $1.2 billion over a 20-year period, which expires January 8, 2035. This structure is consistent with Mr. Wilson’s desire for the Foundation’s impact to be immediate, substantial, measurable and overseen by those who knew him best. For more information visit www.rcwjrf.org.

 

An advocate and childhood sex abuse survivor have come forward calling on Bishop Malone to release the names and files of abusive clergymen in the Buffalo Diocese.

Bishop Richard J. Malone is reconsidering a longstanding Catholic Diocese of Buffalo policy that withholds the names of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse.

Publicizing the names of clergy alleged to have molested children would reverse a tradition that’s been in place for more than 15 years.

“We’re looking at it anew,” Malone said following his recent announcement that the diocese has established a new fund to compensate victims of clergy sex abuse.

A retired priest’s admission in February that he molested “probably dozens” of boys in the 1970s and 1980s re-ignited concerns that clergy sexual abuse in Western New York was more devastating and widespread than accounts provided so far by diocesan leaders. The Rev. Norbert F. Orsolits admitted the abuse to The News after a South Buffalo resident accused the priest of molesting him on a ski trip in the early 1980s. The admissions prompted additional allegations against Orsolits, as well as new public accusations against other priests.

Victims’ advocates for years have called for greater transparency from the diocese, including the release of names of clergy alleged to have molested children. Withholding names, they argue, fosters secrecy that allows the abuse scandal to fester.

“It’s the secrecy that’s the problem,” said Judith Burns-Quinn, coordinator of the Western New York chapter of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP. “They are a victim of the system that’s protected their abusers.”

Diocesan officials revealed in 2003 that they had received 93 complaints of sexual abuse against 53 clergy since 1950. The numbers were part of a diocesan “self study” of personnel files that was mandated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in new norms for dealing with child sexual abuse cases. The bishops adopted the new standards in the wake of molestation scandals in the Archdiocese of Boston and in dozens of other dioceses across the country. Since 2003, the diocese has received 15 to 20 additional complaints, according to attorney Terrance Connors, who represents the diocese.

The diocesan policy of not naming accused priests has not yet changed. This past week, a diocesan spokesman refused to confirm if the diocese had received a complaint of abuse against the Rev. Linus Hennessy, a Franciscan friar who had taught at Bishop Timon High School.

The spokesman, George Richert, said the diocese would not confirm whether allegations had been made against individual priests.

Allegations of abuse, for the victims, are too sensitive and too personal for the diocese to discuss publicly, he said.

“We promised to be confidential,” he said.

Buffalo resident Tino Flores in 2015 publicly accused Hennessy of sexually abusing him in the 1970s. Hennessy died in 1983. Malone said at the time Flores made his public accusation that the diocese offered to arrange counseling and that the complaint was referred to the Order of Friars Minor, the order to which Hennessy belonged.

Flores provided to The Buffalo News a 2013 letter from Brother Edward Coughlin of the Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor to Dr. Philip Scozzaro, Flores’ physician, stating that Coughlin did not know if Flores was abused “or the extent of any abuse on the part of Fr. Hennessy.” The letter referenced the possibility of a $50,000 financial settlement.

Diocesan officials have long maintained that Buffalo has had relatively few bad apple priests and that those priests weren’t shuffled from parish to parish, as in other dioceses where the abuse scandals exploded. Victims say it’s impossible to know if that’s true because the diocese has provided little accounting of who abused children or how it handled cases. The diocese also has never made clear if its accounting of 53 clergy includes just diocesan priests and deacons, or if it counts clergy from religious orders, such as Franciscan friars and Jesuits, that served in Western New York.

The Buffalo News has compiled a list of 19 priests that have been publicly accused of child sex abuse, mostly in criminal or civil court cases.

 

 

El presidente estadounidense critica al fiscal Robert Mueller, lo que levanta especulaciones sobre su posible destitución
Por: EFE

El presidente Donald Trump cuestionó ayer la integridad del equipo del fiscal especial Robert Mueller, quien lleva a cabo las investigaciones sobre una presunto injerencia rusa en las elecciones presidenciales de 2016, cuando el magnate se convirtió en ganador de la contienda.

“¿Alguien piensa que esto es justo? ¡Y sin embargo, NO HAY COLUSIÓN!” (entre el equipo de la campaña que le llevó a la Casa Blanca y el gobierno ruso), reiteró Trump en la red Twitter; un comentario que da pistas sobre la posibilidad de que el mandatario opte por despedir a Mueller, un hecho con el que los legisladores republicanos no están de acuerdo, no obstante que ellos mismos ya han rechazado toda posibilidad de coordinación entre la campaña del magnate y Moscú.

“Está avanzando a medida que va acumulando pruebas y pienso que es muy importante dejarle hacer su trabajo, sin interferencias”, subrayó en CNN el senador por Carolina del Sur Lindsey Graham, según el cual varios de sus compañeros de partido comparten su punto de vista.

Si Trump tratara de despedir a Mueller, dijo Graham, “sería el comienzo del fin de su presidencia, ya que somos un Estado de derecho”.

Asimismo, el mandatario incrementó sus quejas contra el ex subdirector del FBI Andrew McCabe, quien fue despedido el viernes por el secretario de Justicia, Jeff Sessions.

“Pasé poco tiempo con Andrew McCabe, pero nunca tomó notas cuando estuvo conmigo”, dijo Trump en alusión a reportes de que el ex número dos del FBI turnó ya a Mueller las notas de sus encuentros con el mandatario durante su tiempo como director interino.

 

Facebook aseguró ayer que está investigando la filtración de datos provocada por una empresa británica que trabajó para la campaña de 2016 del presidente estadounidense Donald Trump, y que manipuló la información de más de 50 millones de usuarios en Estados Unidos.

La consultora Cambridge Analytica obtuvo en 2014 la información de dichos usuarios y la usó para construir un programa informático destinado a predecir las decisiones de los votantes e influir en ellas, según revelaron el sábado pasado los diarios The London Observer y The New York Times.

“Estamos dirigiendo una revisión integral, interna y externa, para determinar si son ciertas las informaciones de que los datos en cuestión (robados) de Facebook aún existen”, dijo en un comunicado Paul Grewal, vicepresidente y miembro del equipo legal de Facebook.

Por su parte, el legislador británico, Damian Collins, quien encabeza la comisión de medios del Parlamento, acusó ayer a Facebook de engañar a los usuarios al restar importancia al riesgo de compartir información sin su consentimiento.

Collins dijo que Facebook ha “mal entendido conscientemente” el riesgo de las filtraciones de información y ha dado respuestas engañosas a la comisión. “Es tiempo de que Mark Zuckerberg se deje de esconder detrás de su página de Facebook”.

Estos resultados superan, por mucho, los que había obtenido en anteriores comicios presidenciales

Por: EFE

El presidente ruso, Vladímir Putin, suma el 76.67 % de los votos emitidos en las elecciones presidenciales del domingo con el 99.81 % de los votos escrutados, según los últimos datos de la Comisión Electoral Central (CEC).

Tras el escrutinio de prácticamente todas las papeletas, Putin ha obtenido ya el respaldo de 56.1 millones de ciudadanos, superando en 10.5 millones los votos recibidos en 2012 (45.6 millones), cuando regresó al Kremlin tras cuatro años de paréntesis como primer ministro.

Esta histórica victoria, que supera de largo todos los resultados que había obtenido en anteriores comicios presidenciales, le permitirá permanecer en el Kremlin hasta 2024.

    Los decesos se registraron en diversos tiroteos y operativos antiterroristas en la región egipcia

    Por: EFE

    Cuatro militares y 36 supuestos terroristas resultaron muertos en los últimos días en el marco de la operación antiterrorista que desarrolla desde el pasado mes de febrero en el Sinaí (noreste), informó hoy el Ejército egipcio.

    Las víctimas mortales castrenses son un oficial y tres reclutas, y, además, se registraron ocho heridos en las filas militares, según un comunicado oficial, que no precisa el lugar y la fecha de los hechos.

    El comunicado indica que 30 supuestos terroristas perdieron la vida en tiroteos con las fuerzas del orden en el norte y centro del Sinaí, y otros seis, durante una operación para desmantelar una célula yihadista en Al Arish, la capital de la provincia del Norte del Sinaí.

    Además, fueron arrestados 345 sospechosos de terrorismo y los militares destruyeron una gran cantidad de explosivos, armas, escondites de los terroristas y vehículos.

    Desde el comienzo de la operación, el pasado 9 de febrero, han muerto 20 militares y 157 supuestos terroristas, según los comunicados publicados por el Ejército egipcio.

    En la provincia del Norte del Sinaí opera el grupo terrorista Wilayat Sina, rama egipcia del Estado Islamico (EI), y rige un estado de exclusión militar, por lo que los medios de comunicación no pueden acceder al lugar.

     

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