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first_imgCake-loving linguistsThose wanting to brush up on their French- and Spanish-speaking skills while eating cake, can now do so at The Phoenix Bakery Café in Weymouth. The Love Learning adult education courses are to take place in the café from September. There is an introductory price of £9 per class, which includes master baker Aidan Chapman’s own-brand coffee and a small slice of organic patisserie.Macmillan move West Cornwall Pasty Co is to support the 2010 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, organised by Macmillan Cancer Support, and will donate 20p from every hot drink sold on the day (24 September).Naan better Honeytop Speciality Foods claims to have created the world’s largest-ever naan bread. At 10ft by 4ft, the giant flatbread, created to launch Brewers Fayre’s curry nights, was the equivalent of 167 normal-size naan breads and weighed in at more than 40kg.Prescribed GeniusGluten-free food specialist Genius Foods has announced that its gluten-free fresh bread is now available on prescription across the UK and Northern Ireland a first for the firm. Each prescription is for a case containing six loaves of either white or brown 400g unsliced Genius bread.last_img read more

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University looks to rival the coffee chains

first_imgThe University of Manchester plans to take on the big coffee chains by raising awareness of its cafés and eateries.The college has 30 outlets around the city, turning over £5m a year, but the cafés remain largely hidden to the casual passer-by. But now, the biggest university in the UK is making a push for the mainstream consumer, as it looks to capitalise on the proximity of some of its venues to the city centre.General manager of Food on Campus Alison Aucott said: “We are looking at the various options to rebrand some of our outlets at the moment and are consulting customers about what would most appeal.”There are five cafés within walking distance of Piccadilly Railway Station and five on Oxford Road, with the others dotted around different parts of the city.last_img

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Indiana Department of Insurance provides tips for enrolling in marketplace coverage

first_img Previous articlePolice discover drugs, stolen property during search of Cass County homeNext articleBerrien County Sheriff’s Office warns residents to avoid scam calls Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Indiana Department of Insurance provides tips for enrolling in marketplace coverage Google+ Twitter WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – November 18, 2020 0 210 center_img IndianaLocalNews TAGS2021coveragehealth insurancehealthcareindiana department of insurancemarketplaceopen enrollmenttips (Public Domain) The open enrollment period for 2021 health insurance coverage is happening now, and the Indiana Department of Insurance has a few tips to help guide you through the process.Those who currently have marketplace coverage, or will need it in 2021, should make time to shop for plans through Healthcare.gov.If you already have coverage through a marketplace plan, review your information to make sure it’s accurate. You can update your application with any income and/or household changes.The NAICs Health Insurance Shopping Tool is also available to help Hoosiers understand how different policies support specific health care needs.If you’re looking for a new plan, there are three categories of health insurance plans to choose from – Bronze, Silver and Gold. They’re broken up by how costs are shared between your and your insurer. Learn more by clicking here.If you need assistance, a certified Indiana navigator can help with the process to apply for health insurance free of charge. You can find a navigator in your area by clicking here.The open enrollment period ends on December 15, 2020. Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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Notre Dame launches a new initiative on race and resilience

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Notre Dame launches a new initiative on race and resilience By Tommie Lee – January 20, 2021 2 173 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Pinterest By Eccekevin (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons Notre Dame launched a new Initiative on Race and Resilience on Monday. Its a new interdisciplinary program focused on “the redress of systemic racism and the support of communities of color both within and beyond the Notre Dame campus.”The effort is led by the College of Arts and Letters with help from the Provost’s office and brings scholars and students together to challenge systemic racism.You can read the University’s statement by clicking here. Facebook Previous articleWhitmer and Michigan GOP prepare to face off over COVID reliefNext articleWalorski hopes Biden follows through on message of “unity” Tommie Leelast_img read more

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Two arrested in St. Joseph County drug bust

first_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest (Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office) (Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office)Two people were arrested in St. Joseph County Wednesday after a traffic stop lead to a drug bust.It began just before 2 a.m. when an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through a hotel parking lot. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the 2003 Chevy Blazer and discovered the driver did not have a valid driver’s license.Jason Cochran, 43 of South Bend, was also wanted on a 2 County Felony Warrant out of Cass County, Michigan.(Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office)The officer searched Cochran’s vehicle and found $1,525 in cash, .75 pounds of methamphetamine, multiple paraphernalia items including two baby bottles made into meth pipes, and multiple driver’s licenses, credit cards and social security cards belonging to various people.Cochran was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deal and Operating a Motor Vehicle Without Ever Obtaining a License.The vehicle’s passenger, Stephanie Fugate, 43 of Mishawaka, was also arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Paraphernalia. WhatsApp TAGSarrestedbustdrugIndianaJason CochranmethmethamphetamineSt. Joseph CountyStephanie Fugate center_img Facebook WhatsApp By Brooklyne Beatty – January 28, 2021 3 594 Twitter Two arrested in St. Joseph County drug bust IndianaLocalNews Previous articlePlymouth man, 28, arrested on multiple child pornography countsNext articleInmate captured after escaping into hospital ceiling Wednesday Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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Lawmakers override Governor Holcomb’s veto of emergency powers bill

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleMike Pence undergoes surgery for a pacemakerNext articleAt least eight people killed, several others injured in active shooter situation at FedEx in Indianapolis 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+ Google+ Pinterest Lawmakers override Governor Holcomb’s veto of emergency powers bill IndianaLocalNews (“Indiana State Capitol Building” by Drew Tarvin, CC BY 2.0) Legislators have overridden Governor Holcomb’s veto of a bill allowing them to call themselves back into session in an emergency.The bill would allow the 16-member Legislative Council to bring legislators back to review a governor’s actions under a state of emergency. Last year, a statewide lockdown due to the accelerating coronavirus pandemic began less than two weeks after legislators adjourned for the year — the General Assembly didn’t return to the statehouse for eight months.House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) says the bill’s not a criticism of Holcomb. He says the bill is meant to ensure the calendar doesn’t deny legislators a voice in a future emergency, with a governor whose actions legislators don’t agree with. But LaGrange Senator Sue Glick charges the administration failed to communicate with legislators about months of pandemic actions.Holcomb contends the bill is unconstitutional. He says Indiana’s constitution makes clear that only the governor can call the legislature back to work outside of its regularly scheduled session. Holcomb’s veto message last week warned the bill will create uncertainty in the middle of a not-yet-finished pandemic. Huston and Senate President Pro Tem Rod Bray (R-Martinsville) say the governor still holds, in Huston’s words, “the vast, vast, vast, vast, vast majority” of Indiana’s emergency power and can still exercise it.Holcomb has hinted at a possible court challenge to the bill.The bill reversed the usual party lines at the statehouse, with House and Senate Democrats unanimously supporting the Republican governor. Senate Republicans passed the bill on a party-line vote, while four House Republicans joined Democrats in voting no. At least three of those four opposed the bill because they felt it should have gone further.Legislators have passed another bill prohibiting any emergency restrictions on worship services. Holcomb hasn’t said yet whether he’ll sign or veto that bill. By Jon Zimney – April 16, 2021 1 111 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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News story: Counter-terror policing awarded funds for Parsons Green response

first_img The tragedy of 5 terrorist attacks in 2017 has sadly reinforced the threat we face from terrorism so it is right that we are increasing funding for counter-terrorism policing both this year and next. In September we announced £24 million of new money this year going to forces across the country to meet the costs relating to the tragic terror attacks. I am also pleased to confirm that the Government has agreed to provide a further £4 million this year to meet the costs arising from the attack at Parsons Green. This move comes in addition to the £24 million of new money for this financial year already announced for the forces across the country that responded to the other attacks in London and Manchester in 2017.The Minister for Policing, Nick Hurd announced the funding as the 2018/19 police funding settlement was debated in Parliament.He said: Separately, in recognition of the unprecedented terrorist threat we currently face, the government announced in December a £50 million increase to counter terrorism policing budget for next year. This brings the budget to £757 million and will help ensure counter-terrorism policing has the resources it needs to respond and keep people safe.The government has already committed to increase spending on counter-terrorism by 30% over five years from £11.7 billion to £15.1 billion and has also provided £144 million over the spending review period for a national uplift in armed policing capability and funding for an additional 1,900 officers at the security and intelligence agencies.It is also reviewing its counter-terrorism strategy CONTEST to ensure that the government is responding to the threat from terrorism both now and in the future.last_img read more

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Press release: Update on fire doors investigation – risk to public safety remains low

first_imgWhat is your advice for owners of buildings which have been installed with these fire doors? If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Public safety is paramount. When we were informed about an issue with a Grenfell Tower fire door, we acted quickly to seek independent expert advice and established a wide-ranging investigation. Based on the results of these investigations to date, the expert panel advise the risk to public safety remains low. However they advise there is a performance issue with Manse Masterdor which is why we are taking the responsible step of writing to relevant building owners setting out clear advice on what they should do. Fire service advice to residents remains the same. Regularly test your smoke alarms, ensure your front door is properly closed and in the event of a fire follow existing fire procedures for the building. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg How do I know if I need to replace fire doors in the building I own? Office address and general enquiries Contact form https://forms.communit… Email [email protected] Owners of buildings where Manse Masterdor 30 minute composite fire doors have been installed should review their building fire risk assessments and consider how quickly these doors should be replaced. The expert panel’s advice is that these doors should be replaced using a risk-based approach, and they have published advice for building owners who are replacing 30 minute composite front entrance fire doors. General advice for building owners on how to ensure the safety of residents in blocks of flats is available at: www.local.gov.uk/fire-safety-purpose-built-flats Social media – MHCLG The National Fire Chiefs Council has advised that the risk to public safety is low. In the event of a fire people should follow existing fire procedures for the building. Residents should also test their smoke alarms regularly to ensure they work and ensure that their flat front door is fitted with a working self-closing device. All doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed. Fire safety advice for residents is available at: www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/High–Rise-Safety-for-Residentscenter_img We are writing to all customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors, to notify them of the issue. Residents should contact their landlords who will be able to advise whether they have been supplied with the affected doors. If there is uncertainty the expert panel advise that a suitably qualified person can inspect the doors and this advice is set out in their advice note on fire doors which can be accessed from the building safety programme website 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Media enquiries Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP today (16 May 2018) updated Parliament on the fire door investigation and confirmed experts advise the risk to public safety remains low.Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police informed government a fire door installed at Grenfell Tower designed to resist fire for up to 30 minutes – as required by building regulations guidance – failed after approximately 15 minutes when tested by the police.Government immediately sought advice from its independent expert panel to see what action was required, and have undertaken further testing and investigations focusing on composite flat entrance fire doors manufactured by Manse Masterdor – a company that has not been trading since 2014.The expert panel has concluded there is a performance issue with these Manse Masterdor fire doors, which do not consistently meet the 30 minute fire resistance standard. Nevertheless, the National Fire Chiefs Council has advised the expert panel the risk to public safety remains low. They point out that fire protection in a building is developed using a range of measures so a failure of one protection measure – such as fire doors – should not significantly change the overall safety of residents. In addition, all doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed.Based on this advice, the expert panel advise that owners of buildings with this type of door should review their building’s fire risk assessment and consider how quickly these doors should be replaced. The expert panel has published guidance to assist building owners.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is writing to customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors. It is also looking at the wider fire door market and intends to test fire doors from other door suppliers.Housing Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said: How do I know if my landlords have installed these doors to my flat? The department is writing to customers of Manse Masterdor identified in the company’s records as having been supplied with these doors and is considering what further support building owners may require to assist with taking timely action. The expert panel has published guidance for building owners who are replacing or want to inspect their flat front entrance fire doors. The department is now looking at the wider fire door market, and intends to test fire doors from other door suppliers and will provide an update on these tests in due course. Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 What is the safety advice for residents?last_img read more

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News story: Elite force of UK Armed Forces Cyber Reserves steps up to join fight against evolving threats

first_imgThis morning the Defence Secretary thanked civil servant reservists at a specially hosted breakfast in 10 Downing St. Speaking at a reception for Reservists in the house of Commons last night, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Reservists play a vital role in our Armed Forces, bringing a huge range of experiences and skills to the defence of our country. As the threats we face intensify we need to attract the brightest and the best from all walks of life as part of a modern military. As the nation marks Reserves Day today, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson praised these exceptionally talented people and called for more specialists such as engineers, chefs, media operations and electricians to step up and join the UK Armed Forces as Reservists. The men and women of our Reserve forces give up their free time training to work alongside regular troops around the world. From telecoms workers and police officers to students they serve our country when called upon in a huge variety of roles such as dog handlers, logistics movers, intelligence officers and medics. For me, it’s important to give something back. I have been able to use my skill sets as an educator and in the Army to complement each other. In school it gave me a different outlook on life. Some people whinge about how bad things are, but thanks to my military experiences I have a better balance in life, which means I don’t get vexed. It means you’re more robust as a person. And I’ve been able to give young people better advice in school. I get youngsters asking me for careers advice about joining any of the Armed forces, and that is very satisfying. Reservist Colonel Sion Walker is a teacher by trade. He is currently deployed as Commanding Officer of Op ORBITAL, which is a UK programme to train the Ukrainian military in non-lethal skills and tactics such as the identification of mines, medical care and logistics.Colonel Sion Walker is leading the operation. He said:last_img read more

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Press release: Fishing trip cost Leicester man over £1,400 – a licence costs £30

first_img This case shows anglers how seriously the courts take these offences and highlights how we do not tolerate obstructive behaviour towards our officers under any circumstances. It acts as a reminder to anglers of the importance of having a rod licence and we hope it will provide a deterrent to any angler who is thinking of fishing without a licence or of failing to give details to an officer. All of the money raised from rod licence sales is used to protect and improve fish stocks and fisheries, benefitting anglers and, for those caught cheating the system, we will always prosecute. Every year across the country, thousands of anglers are prosecuted for not having a fishing licence. As well as cheating other anglers, fishing illegally can carry a hefty penalty. Getting caught without a licence could land a fine of up to £2,500.Any angler aged 13 or over, fishing on a river, canal or still water needs a licence. A 1-day licence costs from just £6 and an annual licence costs from just £30 (concessions available). Licences are available from www.gov.uk/get-a-fishing-licence or by calling the Environment Agency on 0344 800 5386 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.Anyone with information about illegal fishing activities can contact the Environment Agency Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. A 44-year old man from Leicester has been found guilty of fishing without a licence, failing to state his name and address, and obstructing a constable in the execution of his duties in June 2018.The case was brought to Leicester Magistrates Court by the Environment Agency on 5 December 2018 where Matt Ralton, of St Stephens Road, Leicester was proved guilty in his absence and ordered to pay a total penalty of £1,428.The penalty includes fines of £800 plus costs of £548 and a victim surcharge of £80 after Ralton was found in breach of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act (1975) and the Police Act (1996) on 2 June 2018 at Watery Gate, Normanton Turville, Thurlaston.Following the verdict, Peter Haslock, Area Enforcement Team Leader for the Environment Agency said:last_img read more

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