Coronavirus support scam reported at Indiana University

first_img WhatsApp Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook Twitter By Network Indiana – September 5, 2020 0 378 Google+ Pinterest (Photo Supplied/State of Massachusetts Government) There’s a potential coronavirus support scam making its way around Indiana University, said the university’s police department.IUPD shared a screenshot on Twitter on Wednesday, of an email that asks you to register for an “IU COVID-19 Giveaway.” It says its from a coronavirus support team, and that the university will give all eligible faculty, staff and students $720 to help them during the pandemic.Police are asking you not to click the link, like the email asks and to not submit any personal information.If you get one of the emails, or a similar email, IUPD says to forward it to [email protected], and asks you, “treat this like COVID, distance yourself.” Coronavirus support scam reported at Indiana University Google+ Previous articlePotential coronavirus vaccine to go through clinical trials at IUPUINext articleFive people suspected in rash of shootings arrested in Benton Harbor Network Indiana Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

95.3 MNC’s NOISE presents: Sean Hannity Radio Affiliate Town Hall, click for link to…

first_img Facebook 95.3 MNC’s NOISE presents: Sean Hannity Radio Affiliate Town Hall, click for link to watch Pinterest 95.3 MNC’s NOISE presents The Sean Hannity Radio Affiliate Town Hall.Sean opened the event, on Tuesday, Sep. 22, to his listeners.The Town Hall took place, live at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and can be viewed on demand here: Facebook.com/SeanHannity.If you would like to order a copy of Sean’s new book, “Live Free or Die” visit SeanHannityBook.com.95.3 MNC is Michiana’s Election Headquarters, with complete coverage on-air and online through election day.In addition to The Sean Hannity Town Hall, we have several events designed to keep you informed through election day.Sep. 29: 1st Presidential Debate Watch Party at Monterrey Mexican Bar & Grille hosted by Casey HendricksonOct. 16: 95.3 MNC’s NOISE: Casey Hendrickson one-on-one with ??? (stay tuned)Oct. 23: 95.3 MNC’s NOISE: Casey Hendrickson one-on-one with ??? (stay tuned)Oct. 30: 95.3 MNC’s NOISE: Casey Hendrickson one-on-one with ??? (stay tuned)Nov. 3:  95.3 MNC’s Casey Hendrickson hosts live, local election night coverage Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By Jon Zimney – September 22, 2020 0 650 IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Previous articleFighting Irish postpone game vs. Wake ForestNext articleDr. Woody Myers says he’ll be tough about face masks if elected Governor Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Press release: Milestone for £242 million Trans-Pennine road improvements

first_imgThe A57 improvement on the Greater Manchester side – featuring new dual and single carriageways between the M67 and Woolley Bridge – is the centrepiece of the Trans-Pennine Upgrade programme and requires special planning permission. There are also other important improvements along the route with safety and technology improvements either side of Woodhead Pass – and a major overhaul of Westwood roundabout in South Yorkshire where the A616 meets the A61.Highways England unveiled the timetable for the statutory consultation on Monday 29 January. It will run between Monday 12 February 2018 and Sunday 25 March 2018 with a programme of public consultation events and a variety of other ways for people to get involved – including by email, post and online.Highways England’s Trans-Pennine Upgrade project manager Monica Corso Griffiths said: Having announced our preferred options for this important investment last November this is now the opportunity for everyone concerned to help us shape the detail of the individual schemes before we submit firm and final proposals to the planning authorities. We’d urge anyone with an interest in the improvements to let us know their views. This is an important investment in one of the most important east to west routes in the country. The improvements form part of the current £15 billion government investment in motorways and major A roads and are a vital element of Highways England’s support for the Northern Powerhouse – unlocking the potential for new homes and jobs by tackling congestion. Highways England will need to secure a development consent order (DCO) to enable it to build the new stretches of road at Mottram. To help Highways England prepare its DCO to the planning authorities, statutory consultation events are being staged across both sides of the Pennines during the consultation period. As well as the public exhibitions, paper response forms and consultation brochures will be available at locations open to the public from 12 February and can be handed in at these events or sent to the freepost address provided on the form.Further information about the venues for the events, scheme proposals and details of the deposit locations, which include some local post offices and libraries, can be found on the scheme website.Anyone who wants more information or to give their views on the scheme can also email the project team at: [email protected] or call 0300 123 5000, the Highways England’s customer care centre.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Mottram Moor link road – a new dual carriageway from the M67 junction 4 roundabout to a new junction on the A57 at Mottram Moor and a new single carriageway connecting to the A6018 Roe Cross Road a new single carriageway link from the A57 at Mottram Moor to a new junction on the A57 at Woolley Bridge safety and technology improvements – including safety measures focused on addressing accident hotspots and the provision of electronic message signs A616/A61 Westwood roundabout – improvements to reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic through the roundabout in Tankersley, Sheffield The proposals included in the public consultation are:last_img read more

News story: New training for health visitors to boost early language skills

first_img The early years of a child’s life are critical in giving them the best start and the best opportunities to get on. Speech and language skills are essential to that which is why this announcement is good news for Greater Manchester – and good news for our children and families. This joint programme will enhance the work we are already doing across the city-region, doing things differently and driving forward pioneering approaches to close the educational inequality gap and ensure no child is left behind. Being able to communicate and express yourself is the gateway to success, not just in school but in later life. It’s these crucial early years that make the most impact on a child’s future path – because for those children who start out behind their peers, it’s so much harder to catch up. The evidence tells us that we need to improve children’s communication and language before they arrive at school, when so much of a child’s time is spent at home, to help get them on track to be confident, able learners. If we are to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children, we must think about how we can do things differently – including through parents. No parent has all the answers – so we need to make it easier for them to kickstart their child’s learning at the earliest opportunity, whether by encouraging them to take part in educational activities as a family, support from trained experts at home to identify concerns earlier, or better access to high-quality early years education. Health visitors in five areas of the country – Derbyshire, Newham, Middlesborough, Wakefield and Wiltshire – will trial a bespoke early language assessment tool being developed by the University of Newcastle, led by Professor James Law.The assessment tool will be designed to be quick and easy for health visitors to use to support their professional judgement, taking into account any concerns raised by parents and carers. It will be trialled for the first time this summer and rolled out nationally in 2020.Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said: In recognition of the need for certainty about the 2019-20 academic year in maintained nursery schools, an additional £24 million will be provided to local authorities to enable them to continue funding maintained nursery schools at higher rates. This provides certainty for the sector ahead of the Spending Review. Health visitors have trusted relationships with families and play a vital role in supporting young children’s health and wellbeing. This important new training will help more children develop the language and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential, ensuring that specialist support gets to those that need it most. Children most at risk of starting school without the basic language and communications skills are set to benefit from expert education support at home.Health visitors – who routinely do home visits to check on a child’s development at age two – will receive additional training to identify speech, language and communication needs early on, with a new assessment and support package.Specialist training will be provided for 1,000 health visitors who will work in some of the most deprived communities in England, as part of the Government’s drive to tackle the ‘word gap’ – the gap in communication skills between disadvantaged children and their peers.Speaking to an audience of 300 early years professionals in Manchester today (Thursday 28 February), Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announced £24 million of additional funding for the 2019-20 academic year for Maintained Nursery Schools, providing reassurance for these settings which tend to care for higher numbers of disadvantaged children, often most at risk of falling behind.Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi said: Children who start school with poor vocabulary are twice as likely to be unemployed as an adult, so health visitors will be trained to recognise early signs of delays with a child’s speech and language development and take action when it can have the most benefit.The programme, a joint initiative being rolled out across the country by the Department for Education and Public Health England, will benefit thousands of families across the country, with a focus on parents who may lack the time, resources, or confidence to support their children’s learning at home.It builds on the Education Secretary Damian Hinds’ society-wide ambition to halve the proportion of children leaving Reception year without the communication, language and literacy skills needed to thrive within the next decade.The first wave of training will involve 400 health visitors in 49 council areas identified as being in high need, based on deprivation factors including free school meal eligibility and the level achieved in speech, language and communication among children aged five in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The next wave will train a further 600 health visitors from 2020 onwards.Professor Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse at Public Health England, said:last_img read more

Press release: Stronger measures brought in to tackle virus in Bolton

first_imgPHE, the JBC and NHS Test and Trace are constantly monitoring the levels of infection and other data on prevalence of the virus across the country. As has always been the case, measures are kept under constant review to reduce the spread of the virus and save lives. all hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to takeaway only late-night restriction of operating hours, meaning venues will be required to close between 10pm and 5am Unfortunately, after improving for several weeks, we have seen a very significant and concerning rise in cases in Bolton. Bolton is now up to 120 cases per 100,000, the highest case rate in the country. Working with the local council, we are taking further local action. I want to say directly to everyone living in Bolton: I know how anxious this can be and I know the impact that these measures will have but we need to take this crucial step to keep this virus at bay. Ban on mixing outside households in homes and in public outdoor settings will be enforceable by law It comes as cases in Bolton reach 120 per 100,000 – the highest in the countrycenter_img Following discussions with local leaders, the Health Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to take further action to stop the spread of the virus in Bolton following a significant rise in cases.The following action will take effect in Bolton immediately: Current guidance on restricting people from socialising outside their household will also be brought into law.It follows proactive action taken over the weekend by Bolton Council, in consultation with the government and Public Health England (PHE), to implement additional measures on household gatherings and use of public transport.The North West regulations currently prohibit households from mixing indoors or in gardens. Guidance is already in place on not mixing with those outside your household in public outdoor places and today we are announcing this guidance will be brought in as regulations.This means all socialising outside of your household will be banned and will be enforced by law. These new regulations will be laid at the earliest opportunity.Face coverings must be worn on public transport and failure to do so could result in a fine.The number of positive cases in Bolton have risen to 120 cases per 100,000 – the highest in the country – a change from 98.8 per 100,000 over the weekend. Data shows the rise in cases in Bolton is partly due to socialising by people in their 20s and 30s. Social distancing remains our main line of defence against the virus and it is crucial everyone follows the rules.Speaking in the House of Commons, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:last_img read more

News story: Update from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the COVID-19 alert level

first_imgThe Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from level 3 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation) to level 4 (COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation, transmission is high or rising exponentially). The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and recommend all 4 nations of the UK should move to level 4. After a period of lower COVID cases and deaths, the number of cases are now rising rapidly and probably exponentially in significant parts of all 4 nations. If we are to avoid significant excess deaths and exceptional pressure in the NHS and other health services over the autumn and winter, everyone has to follow the social distancing guidance, wear face coverings correctly and wash their hands regularly. We know this will be a concerning news for many people. Please follow the rules, look after each other and together we will get through this. Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Chris WhittyChief Medical Officer for Northern Ireland, Dr Michael McBrideChief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Gregor SmithDeputy Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Chris Joneslast_img read more

News story: New UK Government Covid testing site opens in East Kilbride

first_img Walk through sites offer communities better access to coronavirus testing, so everyone with symptoms can get a test. This new site is part of our ongoing work to expand our testing network across the UK which now has the capacity to process more than 500,000 tests a day. We will continue to expand capacity to improve test turnaround times and push forward testing innovations to make sure anyone who needs a test can get one. Please book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss or change in sense of smell or taste, and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted. To respond to the coronavirus, we have built a major testing and tracing system from scratch. We are constantly working to expand and improve it with new technologies and innovations so everyone with symptoms can get a test. New walk-in sites like this one makes it even easier to get a test no matter where you live. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted to protect others and stop the spread of the virus. Gabe Docherty, Director of Public Health, NHS Lanarkshire said: The UK Government is helping all parts of the UK fight the coronavirus pandemic. Testing is vital, helping to manage local outbreaks and protecting people’s livelihoods. The UK Government is providing the bulk of Covid testing in Scotland, and this new walk-through centre is just the latest in our extensive testing network. We are pleased to be working with local and commercial partners. These sites are not possible without the hard work of many people. I would like to thank everyone involved for their incredible efforts for the good of the country at this difficult time. Simon Venn, Mitie Chief Government & Strategy Officer, said: Baroness Dido Harding, Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection, said:center_img Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the UK Government with this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other frontline heroes in East Kilbride, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe. The public health department continues to contact-trace positive cases and clusters in our community and this addition to the UK testing provision is welcome. I want to thank the public for their co-operation in reducing spread of the virus and ask that they please remain vigilant. The general measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 remain the same – face coverings, avoid crowded places, clean your hands, two metre distance, self-isolate and go for a test if you have symptoms. Please do not hesitate if you have symptoms. It’s critical that you go for a test and this walk-in centre is a very welcome addition to our testing capacity. UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart, said: The UK Government has today, Thursday 10 December, opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at the Red Deer Centre in East Kilbride (G75 8AE). The centre is easily accessible for people without a car.The test centre is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history. In Scotland, this comprises of six drive through sites, 19 walk-through sites, 21 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working round the clock to process samples.In Scotland, the UK Government is providing all Covid testing and test processing outside of the NHS. Around two thirds of all daily tests are provided by the UK Government, in support of Scotland’s health services.Tests must be booked in advance at NHS Inform or by calling 0800 028 2816. People should only book at test if they have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste).Health Minister Lord Bethell said:last_img read more

Bakery team to ride Tour de France stage for charity

first_imgTeam members at RedBlack Software, the developers of epos and bakery software, are to ride a stage of the Tour de France in a bid to raise money for charity.The company has entered a 10-strong team into Cyclists Fighting Cancer’s (CFC) Etape de Yorkshire event.They will cycle the 120-mile route of the first stage of the Tour de France 2014, which will take them from Leeds to Harrogate via the North Yorkshire Moors, with 1,000 riders expected to take part.ExcitedAndrew Throup, account manager and team leader, said: “We’re very excited that the Tour de France is starting in Yorkshire this year. It’s a big thing – not just for us but the country as a whole.”All participants will wear Team RedBlack cycling jerseys, emblazoned with the logos of the companies that are sponsoring the team.RedBlack has set up a Just Giving webpage to gather donations to Cyclists Fighting Cancer as sponsorship for its team. (http://www.justgiving.com/TeamRedblack) The page has currently raised £515 of its £1,000 target.All proceeds from the event will go to CFC to help the charity with its work with children with cancer across the UK.last_img read more

Infographic: Fletchers sold to Finsbury Food

first_imgThe £56m aquisition of Fletchers Bakeries by Finsbury Food Group will create a bakery superpower. Take a look at a breakdown of the sale and the group’s past business ventures in numbers. FINSBURY ACQUISITION IN NUMBERS | Create InfographicsFor more information, follow us on Twitter and catch next week’s issue of British Baker magazine.last_img

Pret hits the road with porridge and rice pots

first_imgPret A Manger has taken to the road to promote its Proper Porridge and Quinoa Rice Pots. Touring from Brighton to Aberdeen, where it will finish on 27 February, the two-week tour in a fully branded van aims to furnish thousands of Brits with free samples.The van and its crew of hot chefs will stop on 12 city high streets along the way, offering full-size portions of the best-selling Proper Porridge, made from British jumbo oats and fresh milk by morning. Afternoons will treat the public to sample sizes of the new Korean Barbecue Pulled Pork and Sweet Potato & Cauli Curry Quinoa Rice Pots, made using British-grown quinoa.The tour is being promoted across social media and has also picked local Instagram users to take photos to aid the campaign, with one from each city visited on hand to shoot that day.Pret will then post the photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and use locally targeted paid media with the hashtag #HotPret to reveal which city they are visiting that day.A spokeswoman for Pret said: “Pret’s hot food offering continues to grow and what better way to introduce two new additions (and a breakfast classic) than to have a bit of fun warming up thousands of people across Britain with free samples of our delicious Porridge and Quinoa Rice Pots.”Customers can find out when the van arrives in their town by following @pret on Twitter and @pretamangeruk on Instagram.last_img read more