Glen Cove Stabbing Leaves Woman Dead

first_imgA 32-year-old single mother was brutally murdered in broad daylight Thursday afternoon in Glen Cove, Nassau County police said.The victim, Yanira Estella Canjura Martinez, was walking in a parking lot near 221 Glenn Street at 3:15 p.m. when an unknown assailant stabbed her multiple times, police said. The victim was taken to local hospital, where she was pronounced dead less than an hour later. She was on her way to pick up her 5-year-old daughter from the babysitter when she was attacked.“We believe the victim knew her attacker and we believe it was domestic in nature,” Glen Cove police Det. Lt. John Nagle said in a statement. During a press conference Friday at police headquarters in Mineola, Nassau County police Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, said investigators don’t believe the attack was a robbery “due to the fact that most of her possessions were found in the general vicinity of the incident.”Police were unable to immediately provide an address for Marinez. Azzata said her closest relatives live outside New York and are make arrangements to travel to Nassau County. The father of the child lives in El Salvador, Azzata said.A person walking out of a nearby building, who didn’t witness the attack but saw “that an assault had taken place” dialed 911, Azzata said. Police responded to the scene but the attacker had already fled east on Pearsall Ave toward Town Path. Investigators scouring surveillance video found footage that shows a portion of the attack. The footage, however, has not been helpful in identifying the suspect, who police believe is a Hispanic man.Azzata characterized the slaying as a tragedy. “In this case, you have a 5-year-old daughter who is now without a mom,” he said.The girl was “in close proximity to the area,” Azzata said. She didn’t see her slain mother.Azzata said there’s no indication that Martinez was involved in any prior domestic incidents in Nassau County.Nassau police and Glen Cove city police are conducting a joint investigation into the murder.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Facebook to limit ‘imposter’ news sites from political groups

first_imgSome analysts call these outlets “impostor sites” pretending to be news organizations without the varied and balanced coverage most people expect.”As we prepare for the election, we are absolutely committed to make sure we are protecting the integrity of those elections,” Facebook vice president of integrity Guy Rosen said on a conference call with reporters.”We are always working with partners to understand new risks and what may go wrong, and ensuring we are preparing for different scenarios that may occur.” Political groups which create websites designed to look like news outlets will no longer get the same treatment as independent media on Facebook, the social network said Tuesday.Facebook said the rise of political sites masquerading as news outlets prompted a change in policy, and that  these won’t be included as part of its Facebook News.These partisan sites may remain on the platform but will no longer get a “news exemption” for their ads and will be “held to the same standard as political entities on Facebook,” according to a statement from the California giant. Topics :center_img The sites won’t have access to news messaging on the Facebook services WhatsApp and Messenger.”We recognize that there are a growing number of news publications that are connected with different types of political entities and other organizations that can primarily engage in the influence of public policy or elections,” Facebook said in a blog post.”They must adhere to the authorization and disclaimer process for ads about social issues, elections, or politics in the Ad Library.”Researchers have identified more than 1,200 partisan sites designed to appear to be local news but with over 90 percent of their stories algorithmically generated using public data sets or by repurposing stories from outside sources.last_img read more

Avon, Dorset award £227m infrastructure mandates to IFM Investors

first_imgAvon Pension Fund and Dorset County Pension Funds have awarded infrastructure mandates of £187m (€234m) and £40m, respectively, to IFM Investors, after breaking new ground by sharing their procurement costs three ways.It was the first time either UK local authority pension fund invested in infrastructure, and showed that the asset class is becoming more appealing to schemes as they look for sources of uncorrelated returns to match liabilities, IFM Investors said.Matt Betts, assistant investments manager at Avon Pension Fund, said: “We wanted to diversify our assets, and looked to infrastructure due to its inflation-linked, cash-generating and liability-matching qualities.”IFM Investors’ portfolio and open-ended investment structure – which allows allocations to be made for the long term – were very attractive to the pension fund, he said. “We decided to make a new allocation to infrastructure following a review of our investment strategy in 2013,” Betts said.IFM Investors – which is owned by 30 non-profit pension funds – said the Avon Pension Fund allocation to infrastructure was particularly big and far surpassed the average amount being invested by UK local authorities in the asset class to date.The pension funds were advised by JLT Employee Benefits, which brought three local authority pension fund clients – Avon, Dorset and the City and County of Swansea Pension Fund – together in a joint procurement process in order to save costs.John Finch, head of LGPS (Local Government Pension Scheme) at JLT Employee Benefits, said this collaborative search process had enabled the three funds involved to make significant savings, but still allowed them to make independent decisions on their choice of manager.All three pension funds had been looking to appoint managers for infrastructure, he told IPE.Finch said that, to his knowledge, this was the first time such a collaborative search process had been done.“We did one search for the three of them and split the cost between the three of them,” he said.“It meets what the government had been requiring local government pension schemes to do, in collaborating to save costs.”The Dorset County Pension Fund is believed to have appointed Hermes as a second infrastructure manager, though neither party was immediately available to confirm this.The City and County of Swansea Pension Fund was also unavailable to comment on the status of its search for infrastructure investment managers.Finch said his company would be advising on a second round of procurement for infrastructure investment management on behalf of local government pension funds next year.According to IFM Investors, the Avon fund has £3.58bn in assets and the Dorset fund has £2.2bn.last_img read more