Bakers urged to use safe eggs

first_imgBakers have been warned to make sure they are sourcing eggs from verifiable sources following the conviction of an American egg supplier.Quality Egg has been convicted following a nationwide outbreak of salmonella in the USA and British Lion Eggs is urging retailers, caterers and food manufacturers to ensure they source eggs and egg products that have been produced to the highest food safety standards following the conviction.Andrew Joret, chairman of the British Egg Industry Council, said: “This landmark case is an important reminder of the risks that businesses could potentially face if they choose eggs and egg products that are not produced to the highest food safety standards.”Quality Egg was fined $6.8 million and the owners were fined $100,000 each.British Lion eggs and egg products are produced to a stringent Code of Practice, which minimises the risk to operators.last_img read more

The Floozies And Cherub Announce Co-Headlining Winter 2017 Tour

first_imgBeloved electrofunk groups The Floozies and Cherub will be joining forces for a major tour in 2017! Dubbed “Your Girlfriend Already Bought Tickets” tour, the two groups will travel across the country from February 7th through March 3rd, hitting venues in the Midwest and all along the East Coast. The 19 date affair is sure to keep fans dancing well into the night, as both bands always bring the boogie!The bands will be supported by Probcause for the first half of the tour, and Freddy Todd for the second half. You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to The Floozies’ or Cherub’s websites for details.last_img read more

For PhD Students, a Variety of Mental Health Resources

first_imgGraduate students may seek mental health services for any number of reasons — for all the reasons that anyone else would seek help. But the demands of a PhD program can exacerbate existing problems with anxiety, self-image, procrastination, substance abuse, and anything else one might bring to the table.That PhD programs generally coincide with pivotal years in one’s life, years in which lasting relationships are formed and “real life” is at hand, means that issues of balance and time management become more crucial. And the sheer fact of a typical PhD program’s long lifespan increases the likelihood that many students will feel they need help somewhere along the way.“One of the things that distinguishes PhD programs is the unending nature of the work,” says Dr. Paul Barreira, who is the director of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling (BHAC) at Harvard, overseeing offices including Mental Health Services and the Bureau of Study Counsel. “Law students are out in three years, most HBS students are out in two. Other Harvard schools have a built-in time limit. GSAS doesn’t.” Many students manage to sustain productivity and focus, but as responsibilities shift from class work to teaching to the relatively unstructured and potentially lonely years of research and writing, some struggle is inevitable.When difficulties mount to the point where one’s work, daily habits, and interactions with others are all compromised, it’s time to get help. But students may hesitate for a variety of reasons: They may fear that word will get back to their advisors; they may think that their problem is insignificant and that they should know how to handle it; they may think that their problem is so complex it has no solution; or they may come from a culture or country where seeking psychological treatment is stigmatized.“One of the biggest mistakes students make is waiting too long before seeking help, which is often due to thinking the problem is either too big or too small,” says Ellen Fox, the GSAS director of student services, who provides front-line assistance to students on a variety of problems. “Help is available for every problem regardless of its size.”last_img read more

NDSP arrests two men with guns near campus

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) arrested two men in possession of “two loaded handguns” near campus Wednesday evening, the University announced in a press release Friday. Troyon Scott, 18, and his brother Troyae, 20, both South Bend residents, were arrested while driving a silver Pontiac G6 that matched the description of an automobile involved in a previous incident, the release said. The two were charged with possession of weapons and possession of marijuana. Troyon Scott was also charged for driving a vehicle without a license. The handguns, which were Glock 19 and Glock 45 semi-automatic pistols, were found under the car seats and had “fully-loaded magazines of 17 rounds and 10 rounds, respectively,” the release said.Officer Jim Buchmann of NDSP led the arrest in response to a report he heard while monitoring the South Bend Police Department’s radio traffic, the release said. A woman had called the police to report a vehicle stopped on a bridge on Angela Boulevard.“The passer-by tapped on the driver’s side window, prompting the driver to speed away, eastbound toward the Notre Dame campus,” the release said. “The vehicle passed Buchmann at Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue, changing lanes near Eddy Street without a turn signal being employed.”Buchmann apprehended the Scotts near Edison Road and Harrington Drive with the help of Officer Tim Reiter and Lt. Andre Bridges. The brothers were taken to NDSP headquarters in Hammes Mowbray Hall “without incident” and were subsequently taken into custody by the South Bend Police Strategic Focus Unit, the release said.An investigation by local and federal police is ongoing.Tags: Arrest, guns, NDSP, Notre Dame Security Policelast_img read more

New security flaw in credit card chip system revealed?

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Not true! Chip cards are solving the problem they were intended to solve.A number of leading news organizations recently reported that a security flaw in chip cards has been discovered, questioning the security benefits offered by EMV technology. One article suggests there are ways to completely undo the security the chip-enabled cards provide. The articles pointed to research presented by two people from NCR, a payments technology leader. Their research was presented at Black Hat, a widely attended hackers convention where research, security flaws, and hacks are presented to the public and to fellow security experts with the goal of closing security gaps before they can be exploited.The NCR presentation (click here to read) that caught the attention of major news outlets that cover payments is titled “Breaking the Payment Points of Interaction”. The two speakers, a software security architect and the head of application security, demonstrated that inserting “man in the middle” software in the payment stream at the merchant’s site, combined with a payments stream that is not end-to-end encrypted, provides the opportunity for fraudsters to capture payment data from a chip card transaction and use the stolen data either online or as a mag stripe transaction. The presenters accurately portrayed that chip cards do prevent counterfeiting of chip cards at the point-of-sale. continue reading »last_img read more

Mobile fraud: More than 50% of high risk transactions originating from mobile

first_imgMobile fraud from mobile devices has rapidly evolved over the past several years. From this small, handheld device, your customers can request a ride, book a babysitter, conduct a video conference, apply for a loan or transfer money. In fact, over half (61%) of our protected transactions come from mobile devices so far this year, up from 56% in 2018 and 51% in 2017.As consumers shift to conduct more business on their mobile devices, fraudsters have taken notice. Ever relentless in trying to make their tactics look legitimate, mobile fraud perpetrators are mimicking the growth of mobile transactions by using either mobile devices or emulators on their desktops so transactions appear to be coming from mobile devices.In the first half of 2019, iovation saw 49% of risky transactions coming from mobile devices, up from 30% in 2018, 33% in 2017 and 25% in 2016. Throughout the globe and in every industry sector, iovation analysts are seeing an increase in mobile traffic correlated with an increase of risky transactions. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Online petition launched Save the island of Biševo from concreting

first_imgPokrenuto je potpisivanje peticije “Spasimo Biševo od betoniranja”​, a možete ju potpisati hereBespravni građevinski radovi koji se trenutno vrše u neposrednom okolišu crkve sv. Silvestra i unutar međa srednjovjekovnog samostana na otoku Biševu narušavaju ambijentalnost i sklad naselja Poje, svojedobnog centra otoka. Peticijom se traži da Konzervatorski odjel u Splitu izađe na teren i zaštiti ovaj arheološki lokalitet od nasrtaja divlje gradnje Rješenjem o preventivnoj zaštiti.Crkva sv. Silvestra nalazi se unutar skladne mikro-povijesne jezgre naselja Poje na otoku Biševu (zaštićeno kulturno dobro RST-0613-1972). Povijesni izvori svjedoče da se uz crkvu nalazio benediktinski samostan darovan redovnicima s Tremita koji je u punoj snazi djelovao tijekom 12. i 13. st. Nad ostacima je samostana, najvjerojatnije tijekom baroka, nastao omanji građevinski sklop kamenih kuća s vrtom koji zajedno s crkvom čini veoma skladnu ambijentalno-povijesnu cjelinu.  “Ovo je jedini način da upozorimo javnost na grubo kršenje zakona i teror koji se trenutačno vrši nad kulturnom i prirodnom baštinom otoka Biševa. Napominjem kako članak 3. Zakona o zaštiti i očuvanju kulturnih dobara nalaže da kulturna dobra bez obzira na vlasništvo, preventivnu zaštitu ili registraciju uživaju zaštitu prema odredbama predmetnog zakona. Također, upozoravam kako je još iz vremena zadnje konzervatorske obnove crkve, kada su otkriveni čak i starokršćanski slojevi iz 6. stoljeća, ostalo dosta nedovršenog posla sa strane izvođača radova kao što je otvorena grobnica u kojoj se vide kosti itd. Ovim Vas putem još jednom usrdno molim da zajedničkim naporima pridonesemo zaštiti još uvijek netaknutog krajolika i kulturne baštine pučinskog otoka Biševa” ističe pokretač peticije Stjepan Tafra.Spasimo Biševo od betonizacije, a podršku možete dati herelast_img read more

Indonesian mission prioritizes citizen safety as France extends COVID-19 lockdown

first_imgCitizen protection is now the main focus of the Indonesian Embassy in Paris as the French government extended its confinement rules until next month to slow the spread of COVID-19.The nationwide lockdown to limit people’s mobility, in place since last month, has been extended until May 11 as France looks to build on the progress it has made in slowing down the virus spread.Indonesian Ambassador to France Arrmanatha Nasir said on Tuesday that protecting Indonesian citizens had been the main focus of the mission since the early outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. “The embassy’s hotline, website and social media are being fully utilized. We have also intensified our communication by using video conference platforms to monitor their condition and accommodate their needs,” Arrmanatha said.The embassy — collaborating with the PPI — has delivered personal protective equipment to those in need amid a scarcity of such equipment in Paris. It has also tried to obtain supplies of such equipment from outside France.The envoys also intensified their coordination with other groups of Indonesians, especially the elderly and other vulnerable citizens.So far, the embassy had helped 151 Indonesian crewmen get home after the cruise ships they had been working on stopped operations in France, the statement said.As of Tuesday, France has reported 137,877 cases of coronavirus with 14,967 deaths, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.The Indonesian embassy said France’s containment rules had improved the situation. Although the tally of confirmed cases was still increasing, the growth rate had slowed down.Indonesia has reported no deaths of citizens in France. According to the embassy, Indonesians who have tested positive in France are currently in good condition, and some are starting self-quarantine and individual treatment.At least 373 Indonesians have tested positive abroad, with 15 cases ending in death, according to Foreign Ministry data from Tuesday.Topics : He said the Indonesian Embassy in Paris continued to operate even when other foreign missions had shut their offices, as it wanted to ensure that Indonesians in France get all the assistance they needed.“As per the direction from the Indonesian Foreign Minister [Retno LP Marsudi], protecting citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic and France’s confinement policy have been the main focus of Indonesian diplomats in Paris,” Arrmanatha said in a statement on Tuesday.The embassy has been intensifying its coordination and communication with the Indonesian diaspora through multiple channels, such as Indonesian communities and the Indonesian Students Association (PPI) in France.Arrmanatha said he had been leading the coordination every day through various mechanisms, aside from providing updates about COVID-19.last_img read more

PREMIUMReaping rewards: Indonesia to receive payment from Norway for forest conservation

first_imgForgot Password ? Log in with your social account Indonesia-Norway-cooperation REDD deforestation Environment-and-Forestry-Ministry peatland mangrove Norway Norway-1-billion-dollar-fund climate-fund climate-change Topics : Indonesia is set to receive payment from Norway for successes in reducing deforestation and carbon emissions.The Indonesian Environment and Forestry Ministry announced late last month the country was set to receive a US$56 million grant from Norway as the first payment under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) cooperation scheme.The grant is to be handed over in June, coinciding with the commemoration of a decade of climate funding cooperation, in which Indonesia expects to receive a total of $1 billion for protecting its tropical forests. The money will be paid in installments based on Indonesia’s success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation below the ten-year average established from 2006 to 2016. The annual emissions during that period were estimated to be 237 million tons of carbon d… Google Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebooklast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Launch of Oil and Gas Electronic Submissions Review for Accelerated Public Access

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Launch of Oil and Gas Electronic Submissions Review for Accelerated Public Access March 21, 2017 Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched the e-submissions public review tool to make documents submitted electronically by unconventional oil and gas operators more quickly available to the public.“Electronic document submission improves the process for all involved, reducing redundancy and the potential for errors and, importantly, making information about unconventional well sites more quickly available to citizens,” said Governor Wolf.DEP’s Chapter 78A oil and gas regulations, implemented in October 2016, require unconventional operators to file electronically many documents they previously submitted in paper form.“Electronic oil and gas document submission is a critical step in making DEP permitting and monitoring more efficient and transparent,” said DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell.To date, 26 operators have electronically filed almost 900 documents.The e-submissions public review tool enables citizens to search for documents by various parameters, for example, seeing the documents for a specific well site or for all wells run by one operator in a particular county or the state.The following documents are available:Borrow pit registration;Well development impoundment registration;Area of review summary report–specifying results of the operator’s survey of the area for existing wells of any kind;Request for alternate waste management practice;Request for previously approved alternate waste management practice;Due diligence extension request;Well records–including when the operator drilled, the casing materials and hardware used, the depth, and the geologic formations;Well completion report;Underground/partially buried storage tanks registration;Well site restoration period extension request;Postdrilling site restoration report; andPostplugging site restoration report.The oil and gas operator e-submissions public review tool is part of a major campaign to modernize technology at DEP that began in January 2016. Partnering with programs, other state agencies, and the regulated community, the DEP Bureau of Information Technology is developing dozens of new electronic tools—most recently an iPad app for oil and gas site inspections and electronic permit application for coal mining—to increase the department’s efficiency and transparency.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more