first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags at state facilities across Indiana to be flown at half-staff in honor of Memorial Day.  Flags should be flown at half-staff sunrise to noon on Monday, May 29, 2017.Governor Holcomb also asks businesses and residents statewide to lower their flags to half-staff to honor the occasion.last_img

first_imgFood and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to more than £12bn (£12,152.4m) in 2011, according to the Food & Drink Federation (FDF).It said the 2011 results showed an increase of 11.4% on 2010, which had been a record-breaking year for food exports.Export growth has been fuelled by a strong performance in new and emerging markets, including Eastern Europe and the Far East, explained the FDF.China entered the top 20 export destinations for the first time with a 55% increase on 2010, partly due to changing tastes and an increasingly Westernised diet. South Korea increased by 37% and Hong Kong by 41%.Established non-EU markets also performed well, with exports to the US rising by 25% between 2010-2011. The non-EU share of the £12bn total was 23% compared to 77% for the EU. The UK’s traditional EU customers also remained loyal, with Ireland remaining the top export destination closely followed by France and the Netherlands. Dutch interest in UK products increased, with a 30% rise echoed by Belgium (29.9%), and Germany (15%). Melanie Leech, FDF director general, said: “While the domestic market is growing at a steady rate, we are seeing very strong performance from food and drink exports. There remains considerable interest in British heritage brands and around our health and wellbeing innovation. Companies understand the importance of developing new markets, competing successfully in many cases against other experienced exporters in France, Germany and Spain. “We were delighted to work with government on the export action plan, launched earlier this year, which should be of benefit in particular to SMEs, which are by far the biggest sector of our industry and have the potential to grow in existing and emerging markets.”last_img read more

first_imgIt’s confirmed! As previously reported, James Earl Jones will return to Broadway as the grandfather in a revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s You Can’t Take it With You. Scott Ellis will direct the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy at a Shubert Theater to be named later. Previews will begin in August, with opening night set for September 28. Related Shows You Can’t Take it With You introduces audiences to the freethinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter’s fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. The show debuted at the Booth Theatre in 1936 and was last revived on Broadway in 1983. A revival of the play had been planned in 2010 but fell through. The new production will have a multi-racial cast. You Can’t Take It With You View Comments Jones received Tony Awards for Fences and The Great White Hope, and nominations for On Golden Pond and The Best Man. His other Broadway credits include Othello, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Of Mice and Men and The Iceman Cometh. His many film roles include Clear and Present Danger, Field of Dreams and The Man. Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015last_img read more

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ron Daly Ron Daly is the president and CEO of Virtual StrongBox, a secure, end-to-end member engagement platform that can be integrated into various workflow processes to provide high-risk Enterprise IT firms … Web: Details If you’re like me, it’s getting old. Seems like one news story after another is focused on compromised data or other cybercrime.The records of 100 million consumers are at risk, thanks to cybertheives breaking into Anthem’s database. Some 56 million people learned their credit card detail was siphoned off cash registers at Home Depot. A security flaw exposed the PII of hundreds of thousands of current and prospective students at Auburn University. And lest we think financial institutions’ track record for security is intact, we need only recall the 76 million individual accountholders and seven million small businesses whose PII was hacked at JPMorgan Chase – the largest U.S. bank.Experts say hacking into people’s sensitive information isn’t slowing down because the lucrative benefits push online criminals to learn new tricks. For the 15th consecutive year, identity theft has held the top position on the FTC’s list of consumer complaints.Are we doing all we can?For today’s financial institutions, security is a top priority, which it should be. It’s on your members’ minds not only because it’s constantly in the headlines, but also because so much of what people do is online – both at work and at home. As their primary financial institution, members trust that you will keep their private information private. But how secure is it really?Consumers hold credit unions to higher standards, compared with businesses such as retailers, credit card companies and Internet providers. But that trust could quickly evaporate, with the epidemic of breaches we’re seeing.Credit union professionals who are as tired as I am of the screaming data-breach headlines should consider encryption-at-rest technology for all stored PII. Adopting the best-possible data security isn’t an option anymore.What else can we do?Educate your members. Consumers rightfully worry about identity theft, viruses and spyware, but many don’t think about losing valuable documents, like wills or deeds. Some may keep them in a safe deposit box, while most just use a folder in a file cabinet at home. Offer your members secure online storage as a value-added service. But instead of “traditional” cloud storage that offers little to no protection, choose a provider that cares as much as your credit union does about safeguarding important files. Make sure your service is housed in SSAE 16-certified data centers, uses redundant storage devices, and encrypts files as documents are loaded, as well as during storage.Also, encourage password safety. It’s amazing how many people think it’s okay to use the same password for multiple accounts. For this, PC Magazine offers some sage advice: “If ‘fido’ gets cracked once, it means the person with that info now has access to all of your online accounts. A study by BitDefender showed that 75 percent of people use their email password for Facebook, as well. If that’s also your Amazon or PayPal password and it’s discovered, say good-bye to some funds, if not friends.”Raising the PII Security BarAt Virtual StrongBox, Inc., our solution has been to develop a stronger document-security method to house consumers’ sensitive data. Our patented process allows encryption of all data at rest, as well as in transit, in every database that stores PII. Our encryption at rest method takes all types of data security to a new, unparalleled level – a new standard for protecting data the “financial industry way.”Isn’t it time for credit union professionals, Regulators and Lobbyists, as well as Trade Associations, who are as tired as I am of the screaming data-breach headlines to demand encryption-at-rest technology for all stored PII? Whether through our process or another provider, encryption-at-rest technology can change the face of security for consumers’ PII. Shouldn’t it become the industry standard?Given the stress the rising number of breaches and cybercrimes place on consumers – as well as the price that affected companies pay in lost business, recovery and reputation damage – it’s time to raise the bar with a new headline: “Your personal information is so safe, you can take it to the credit union!”last_img read more

first_imgBannon suggested in a video posted on November 5 that FBI Director Christopher Wray and government infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci should be beheaded, saying they had been disloyal to US President Donald Trump, who last week lost his re-election bid to Biden.“I’d put the heads on pikes. Right. I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you are gone,” Bannon said in the video.Facebook removed the video but left up Bannon’s page, which has about 1,75,000 followers. Twitter banned Bannon last week over the same content.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company’s policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior US officials, according to a recording heard by Reuters.Zuckerberg acknowledged criticism of Facebook by President-elect Joe Biden but said the company shared some of the Biden team’s same concerns about social media. He urged employees not to jump to conclusions about how the new administration might approach regulation of social media companies.- Advertisement – Avaaz said seven of the largest pages had amassed nearly 2.5 million followers. Stone said Facebook had removed “several clusters of activity for using inauthentic behaviour tactics to artificially boost how many people saw their content.”Bannon could not immediately be reached for comment.Zuckerberg spoke on the issue at a weekly forum with Facebook employees where he is sometimes asked to defend content and policy decisions. A staff member had asked why Bannon had not been banned.Another employee asked how Facebook was handling criticism of Facebook by Biden and members of his team. Biden told the New York Times in December last year that he had “never been a fan of Facebook” and considered Zuckerberg “a real problem.”The incoming administration was “not monolithic,” Zuckerberg said. “Just because some people might talk in a way that’s more antagonistic to us, it doesn’t necessarily mean that speaks for what the whole group or whole administration is going to stand for.”Arrested in August, Bannon has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors to the $25 million (roughly Rs. 200 crores) “We Build the Wall” campaign. Bannon has dismissed the charges as politically motivated.As Trump’s chief White House strategist, Bannon helped articulate Trump’s “America First” policy. Trump fired him in August 2017, ending Bannon’s turbulent tenure.© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. “We have specific rules around how many times you need to violate certain policies before we will deactivate your account completely,” Zuckerberg said. “While the offenses here, I think, came close to crossing that line, they clearly did not cross the line.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said the company would take further action against Bannon’s page “if there are additional violations.”Last Friday, Facebook took down a network of other Bannon-linked pages that were pushing false claims about the presidential election, after they were flagged to the world’s biggest social media company by activist group Avaaz.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img April 16, 2020 Gobernador Wolf: Se ordena que hoy comience la distribución de beneficios de emergencia SNAP; los programas de alimentación local están disponibles Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy que el Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS) comenzará a emitir un beneficio de emergencia del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) de conformidad con la interpretación del gobierno federal de la Ley de respuesta al coronavirus a las familias primero. Los pagos incluyen un aumento suplementario para marzo y abril y se seguirán emitiendo a los hogares que actualmente pertenecen al SNAP hasta el 29 de abril. El DHS también está asesorando a los residentes de Pennsylvania que necesitan asistencia alimentaria sobre los apoyos locales que pueden ayudar a satisfacer sus necesidades esenciales durante la crisis de salud pública.“Esta pandemia está creando tensiones económicas en muchos residentes de Pennsylvania, y estamos haciendo todo lo posible para ayudar a los 1.8 millones de residentes de Pennsylvania que usan el SNAP para llevar la comida a la mesa para que tengan un poco de flexibilidad al momento de hacer compras adicionales de alimentos y reducir los viajes a las tiendas de alimentos”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Espero que ayude a aliviar las circunstancias para los residentes de Pennsylvania durante este difícil período económico”.El DHS recibió la aprobación del Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS) del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) para emitir pagos de emergencia que permitirán al DHS aumentar el pago mensual actual de un hogar hasta el monto máximo de beneficio para cada grupo familiar en base a su tamaño. El DHS había solicitado la autorización para emitir un beneficio adicional igual al pago mensual de un grupo familiar a todos los grupos familiares que pertenecen al SNAP pero fue denegado.Estos pagos de emergencia son para marzo y abril y se asignarán como un pago único en un calendario escalonado a partir del 16 de abril y continuará hasta el 29 de abril. Este pago es adicional a la emisión normal de beneficios de abril para los grupos familiares que se realiza en la primera mitad del mes. Estos pagos se efectuarán directamente en la tarjeta EBT del beneficiario. Los pagos suplementarios se suman al pago normal de mayo que comienza el1 de mayo.El DHS también activó el Grupo de trabajo de alimentación de la administración, que reúne a las agencias estatales, las redes benéficas de alimentos y otros socios locales para determinar dónde se encuentran las necesidades de alimentos, cuántas comidas se necesitan, cómo llegan los alimentos a las personas y cómo se pueden distribuir los suministros y las donaciones para satisfacer las necesidades de alimentación en todo Pennsylvania. El grupo de trabajo, en colaboración con la oficina del Gobernador, desarrolló una encuesta de acceso a alimentos para determinar las áreas donde las personas solas o las familias pueden tener problemas para acceder a los alimentos y para identificar áreas de mayor necesidad. Si las personas indican en la encuesta que necesitan alimentos y aceptan ser contactados, recibirán un correo electrónico con información sobre los recursos disponibles.Desde que el grupo de trabajo comenzó su labor, ha entregado más de 143,616 comidas individuales que se conservan sin necesidad de refrigeración a redes de alimentos y programas de alimentación caritativos, que incluyen programas de comidas a domicilio para personas mayores y despensas de alimentos en todo Pennsylvania. En total, el grupo de trabajo espera coordinar la entrega de más de 758,000 comidas que se conservan sin necesidad de refrigeración.Los individuos y las familias que necesitan asistencia deben comunicarse con su banco de alimentos local a través de Feeding PA o Hunger-Free PA para encontrar una despensa de alimentos u otro sitio de distribución en su comunidad. El United Way of Pennsylvania y el programa 211 también pueden conectar a personas y familias con recursos locales que pueden ayudar durante la crisis de salud pública.El Grupo de trabajo de alimentación también colabora con el Salvation Army y Operation BBQ Relief para distribuir 180,000 comidas por semana durante cuatro semanas. Operation BBQ Relief aprovecha el poder de los restaurantes cerrados, los trabajadores de restaurantes disponibles y los productos alimenticios de tamaño comercial disponibles para producir comidas de estilo familiar para brindar apoyo a las personas necesitadas. Las personas necesitadas podrán ir a cualquiera de los 44 centros locales del Salvation Army Corps el día de distribución para recibir los alimentos. Las personas que necesitan asistencia deben comunicarse con el centro local del Salvation Army Corps para obtener información sobre las próximas distribuciones.“A medida que transitamos este momento difícil y aterrador, las alianzas que apoyan al Grupo de trabajo de alimentación representan lo mejor de todos nosotros: personas que ayudan a las personas”, dijo la Secretaria del DHS Teresa Miller. “La situación es difícil para todos, y espero que quienes necesiten ayuda se comuniquen con el banco de alimentos o despensa local. Hay ayuda, apoyo y recursos disponibles, y aunque estamos concentrados en quedarnos en casa, nadie está realmente solo en esto”.El DHS continúa procesando solicitudes y renovaciones de beneficios para el Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) durante la crisis de salud pública. Las solicitudes de emergencia de SNAP se pueden acelerar y emitirse en cinco días. Los residentes de Pennsylvania pueden solicitar el SNAP en Internet en para obtener la guía “Responding to COVID-19” (Respuesta a la COVID-19) o la página de Internet dedicada al coronavirus del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la COVID-19.La guía para los proveedores de DHS relacionada con la COVID-19 está disponible aquí.Ver esta página en inglés.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgFeel a spark? 86 North Quay Cct, Hope Island is a luxury hideaway.FROM romantic flowering gardens, to cosy fireplaces, private love seats and an actual chapel, these listings have what it takes to be your perfect match for Valentine’s Day.‘Magnolia Manor’ in Maudsland is described as “the perfect hillside retreat” and it certainly ticks all the romance boxes. 7 Grampia Court, Reedy Creek has a saltwater pool with heated, in-built spa. Looking for a fairytale ending or still waiting for one to come along? Feel like the King or Queen of Hearts at a Sovereign Islands castle-inspired mansion complete with swirling stone turrets, sparkling chandeliers and whimsical Juliette balconies. The expansive wine cellar is on the lower level of the main home. The love seat overlooks the tranquil lake.Aside from the main federation-style residence, a stroll around the grounds will reveal a love seat overlooking the lake where turtles feed, through manicured gardens with ornate fountains, past a chapel converted into a cottage. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoWhile the chapel can’t be used for its traditional sense, a clawfooted bath tub and charming interior more than make up for it.As a bonus, the main residence also features a wine cellar, ready for a toast to love. A chapel has been converted into a self-contained cottage. Over 200 tonnes of stone masonry was used by artisans to construct the mansion. Swap a dinner and movie date to cosy up in a cinema at home instead. The theatre at this Clear Island Waters residence will be a favourite — it features temperature-controlled wine fridges, a dry bar, LED feature ceiling lighting, surround sound and tiered, reclining seating. Pick a bunch of flowers from your backyard before relaxing by the pool at this Tallai residence. Soak up the seclusion of a private deck pool lounger at 33 Knightsbridege Pde West. Cook up a storm for your beloved in the handpainted farmer’s kitchen. 52 Royal Albert Crescent is on the market for $3.988 million. 21 Clear Water Bay Avenue is set to go to market this weekend.A pool is the perfect setting for romance, particularly during the balmy summer months on the Gold Coast. These tranquil settings are ideal to take a dip for date night or spend a romantic evening under the stars. last_img read more

first_imgWelcome to Narangba Aged Care.A “perfect’’ outdoor lifestyle was the reason why the Narangba site was chosen for one of Moreton region’s newest aged care facilities. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoJust one of the spots residents can relax with family and friends.“The single level building has been carefully designed to create an open and homely feel with a sense of community,” she said. How to turn an ugly duckling to the perfect family home Retirement living industry must change to meet demand Old meets new in grand reno “There are large glass bi-fold doors opening from the main lounge and dining areas to the outdoor landscaped gardens and seated area encouraging residents to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Narangba Aged Care project officer Glenda Sawtell said the Narangba site had a culture allowing residents to have gorgeous views and still feel part of the community“Narangba was the ideal location as its perfectly placed in the Moreton Bay region,” Ms Sawtell said. center_img The outdoor space at Narangba Aged Care.Ms Sawtell said they offered permanent aged care accommodation, dementia specific services and respite places.“There are spacious single suites and double suites so that couples can stay together,” she said. “There is a social hub in the heart of home with a variety of activities and entertainment. A salon is part of the community.“Narangba loves to make every resident feel like family. We are a compassionate and caring community.“There is a lot of time and dedication that goes into our facility and our staff.”She said Narangba Aged Care had modern and stylish furnishings and decor. The dining room at Narangba Aged Care.“Residents can enjoy the onsite facilities including internet access, aromatherapy room, hairdressing salon, activities and lifestyle area, private dining room or they can simply sit back and have a chat and drink in the coffee hub with friends and family.” The community opened in April. MORE: RELATED:last_img read more

first_imgAuckland parent attempts to take school to court over camp helperStuff 8 May 2018Family First Comment: This is how crazy things can get when we create a culture of fear around parents simply…… parenting!! www.protectgoodparents.nzA row over a 9-year-old boy who didn’t eat his school lunch has led to an attempted court injunction, a boycott of a school camp and a social media protest campaign.The improbable series of events started in February when a father picked up his son, 9, from a West Auckland school.The boy hadn’t eaten his lunch, so his dad told him he could not have afternoon tea.Tears ensued and a fellow parent then intervened, accusing the dad of abusing his child.The other man laid a complaint with Oranga Tamariki. The child welfare agency followed up, but decided there was no cause for any action.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews ECCO reports 27% growth in licensing revenue by: – June 20, 2012 10 Views   no discussions Photo credit: caribarena.comA chairman’s report indicating a 27% growth in licensing revenue will be the highlight when ECCO hosts its annual general meeting this weekend.According to a press release from the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc’s chairman, McCarthy Marie, that meeting will take place on Saturday 23rd June, 2012 at 9.30 a.m. at the Police Restaurant, Police Headquarters, Castries, St. Lucia.The 27% growth will enable ECCO to make a “royalty disbursement to members and affiliates of over $400,000 for the Financial Year 2011 which represents 100% increase relative to the previous year’s exercise”.Among matters to be discussed are: • Approving the Minutes of the 2011 AGM• Receiving the Chairman’s Report• Receiving the Accounts for the years ended 31st December 2010 & 31st December 2011• The Election of Directors for St Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada & St Vincent & the GrenadinesAll Members of the organisation are urged to attend the Annual Meeting, either by video conference (for members resident outside St. Lucia) or in person to play their part in shaping the direction of their organization. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more