USDA extends summer meal program for students through the end of the year

first_img WhatsApp Facebook USDA extends summer meal program for students through the end of the year By Tommie Lee – August 31, 2020 0 312 Google+ The USDA says the summer meal program for school students will continue through the end of 2020, and it could be extended further in the future.Monday’s announcement from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue states that the programs can continue operating through as late as December 31, as funding permits.This allows summer meal program operators to continue serving free meals to children, ensuring they have access to nutritious food as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic.Congressman Fred Upton was quick to call this “really good news” for students in Southwest Michigan. Pinterest Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleUniversity of Notre Dame announces football attendance restrictionsNext articlePHM Board approves plan to have students return to classrooms in September Tommie Leelast_img read more

Hackers target teleconferencing and online classrooms

first_imgWith the transition to online course work for students and the use of teleconferencing for those working from home, authorities are warning the public about hackers now targeting the online platforms.FBI Cyber Security Agent Doug Domin says there has been an uptick in the amount of VTC hijacking cases:“Others have used the term Zoom-bombing. We refer to it as VTC hijacking. It’s essentially when an intruder joins a meeting whose not invited” Domin said.In one case, a teacher in Massachusetts was targeted while using Zoom to conduct her class. According to the report, the hacker logged to the feed and began yelling profanities before shouting out the teacher’s full name and address to the class.In another case, an unidentified person logged into a Zoom meeting classroom and used the camera to display swastika tattoos.The FBI is recommending that those choosing to use platforms like Zoom change the screen sharing setting to “Host Only,” make their chatrooms private, and to not share the link to the meetings on accounts in which the general public has access to.last_img read more

Employees at 10 PBC Publix Stores Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgA Publix spokesperson said over the weekend that employees in 10 of the chain’s Palm Beach County stores have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.“We are proud of how our dedicated associates are taking care of our customers and each other through this unprecedented and challenging time. And, we thank our customers for continuing to trust us with providing them with the goods and services they need,” Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous stated.She continued, “Like other essential service providers, we have seen our own associates and their families personally impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, as public health officials have indicated, we expect to see an increase in cases as the virus spreads in our communities.”Publix did not reveal how many employees tested positive but provided the locations of the stores where the employees work.Those stores include:-Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton-South Federal Highway in Boca Raton-North Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach-Jog Road in Delray Beach-Glades Road in Boca Raton-Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach-South Federal Highway in Delray Beach-Southern Boulevard in Royal Palm Beach-South State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach-South Military Trail in West Palm BeachThe supermarket chain says all employees will have paid leave for 14 days if they test positive for the virus or have come into in close contact with someone who has it.Since the pandemic began, Publix has installed plexiglass shields at registers, requiring employees to wear face masks, adjusted its store hours to restock shelves, and introduced a disinfection program that focuses on high-touch surfaces like touchpads, door and drawer handles, phones and computers.last_img read more

Mark Day is new England girls’ coach

first_img9 Sep 2015 Mark Day is new England girls’ coach Hertfordshire’s Mark Day has been appointed as the national coach for the England Golf girls’ squad and will take up his position immediately. He will develop and manage the national girls’ coaching programme and support England girls’ teams at specific events throughout the year. Day, the head professional at Whipsnade Park Golf Club, describes the post as his dream job. “This role will challenge all my coaching skills and push me to be better tomorrow than I am today, which is the mindset I want to instil in all my players,” he said. “I can’t wait to meet the team so that we can start planning and preparing for next season and agree goals for 2016 worthy of the talents of the girls in the squad.  “Personally, I’m an ambitious person and have always aspired to perform at the highest level and will relish this opportunity to support England Golf in producing national and international amateur champions and team winners.” Day, a PGA Fellow Professional, was one of five coaches who were recognised by England Golf last year and who received new awards to mark their outstanding contribution (image © Leaderboard Photography). For the past two years he has been coach to the England Golf Thames Valley U16 girls’ squad, which includes Hertfordshire’s Becca Earl who has just won twice on the WPGA’s One Day Series. He has been the Hertfordshire county coaching co-ordinator since 2010, helping to create a junior talent pathway for girls and boys. The county academy programme hosts 35 coaching days with 16 coaches for over 160 students. Day has also been lead coach to the Hertfordshire boys for the past two years and his individual pupils include Harry Bigham, who won the 2014 English U14 boys’ championship for the Reid Trophy. Day has worked specifically to encourage more girls to take up golf, writing a development plan and, over a three-year period, introducing more than 400 girls to the game. This led to a county-wide programme in Hertfordshire. Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director, said: “England Golf is committed to providing excellent coaching to help our players develop the skills they need to perform at the highest level. We are delighted to welcome Mark to the national team and look forward to working with him to achieve even greater successes for our players.”last_img read more