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Supportive Housing Network of NY
A coalition representing 160 private nonprofit supportive housing agencies in New York State which provides permanent housing for the formerly homeless. The Network provides resources, public education, and advocacy on behalf of our members.
Minisink Valley Historical Society
Our Society's headquarters is located at 127-133 West Main Street in Port Jerivs, New York. Fort Decker, a stone house built in 1760, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the Society's museum. The Robert Kleinstuber House, which is located behind it, is the center of the Society's day-to-day activities and is the location of the Society's storage facilities.
Floral Park Historical Society
Dedicated to preserving Floral Park's rich heritage, architecture, artifacts, and history. Includes events, photo gallery, gift shop and profile of the organization.
New York State Indian Tribes
Provides a map of where the reservations are located and the tribal office contact information for each. Includes cultural and historical data.
The NYS Rural Housing Coalition
The Coalition provides member organizations assistance in addressing the housing needs of low and moderate income families.
China factory activity shrinks for fourth month, but pace of decline slows
Korean prosecutors raid ferry firm founder's home
By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity shrank for the fourth straight month in April, signaling economic weakness into the second quarter, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, although the pace of decline eased helped by policy steps to arrest the slowdown. "It's generally in line (with expectations), reflecting that the growth momentum is stabilizing," said Zhou Hao, China economist at ANZ in Shanghai, who expected economic growth to pick up slightly to 7.5 percent in the second quarter. Annual growth in China's economy slowed to 7.4 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, its slowest pace in 18 months, but the pace was just ahead of market expectations and seemed to soothe fears of a sharp downturn. China's central bank will cut the amount of deposits rural banks must hold as reserves by between 0.5 and 2 percentage points, it said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of measures to help combat a slowing economy.
South Korean prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of the Sewol ferry on Wednesday raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family that owns the Chonghaejin Marine Co. Ltd, the company that operated the vessel. The prosecutors' office declined to comment and Reuters correspondents at the church in Seoul said it had been locked. Last Wednesday's accident looks set to be South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 21 years in terms of loss of life.
GM seeks U.S. court protection against ignition lawsuits
Plaintiffs suing the company also filed a proposed class action lawsuit in Manhattan bankruptcy court on Monday, seeking an order declaring that GM cannot use the bankruptcy protection to absolve itself from liabilities. The faulty ignition switch has been linked to at least 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million GM vehicles. GM emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2009 as a different legal entity from the so-called old GM. Under those terms, the "new GM" shed liability for incidents predating its exit from bankruptcy, and any lawsuit involving pre-bankruptcy issues must be brought against what remains of old GM.