Michigan tops a list of states in terms of quick unemployment recovery

first_img (Photo/Kim Closson) A new study ranked Michigan very high in terms of having a quick recovery from COVID-19.In fact, The Great Lakes State sits at the top of the list of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The updated rankings from Wallethub show consistent job growth in recent weeks across the country, but say the recent surge in coronavirus cases could threaten that.The rankings are based on the changes in unemployment claims in each state. Indiana ranked 34th in the study, which also suggested that the virus has wiped out all of the job gains since the Great Recession. Michigan tops a list of states in terms of quick unemployment recovery Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Twitter By Tommie Lee – July 23, 2020 0 351 Google+ Previous articleAG Hill: Governor does not have authority to make it a crime to not wear maskNext articleHoosier parents speak out about getting kids back in the classrooms Tommie Lee Facebooklast_img read more

Notre Dame helps launch Indiana’s COVID-19 registry

first_img Twitter Notre Dame helps launch Indiana’s COVID-19 registry By Tommie Lee – September 1, 2020 0 337 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+ Previous articleBerrien County K9 officers receive donation of vestsNext articleElkhart County Board expands landfill, approves bridge design funding Tommie Lee (“Notre Dame – 28” by Garden State Hiker, CC BY 2.0) A research coalition based at Notre Dame has launched an Indiana COVID-19 registry.It’s an effort to track and spread the virus’ impact and provide more complete information to those making decisions at the state and local level in the Hoosier State.Research leaders at Notre Dame are leveraging the school’s membership in the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and its All IN For Health program to launch the registry.Lead scientist Marie Lynn Miranda says understanding how COVID is affecting the health and well-being of Hoosiers is critical to winning the battle.The registry is open to anyone 18 years of age or older and involves introductory and follow-up surveys. You can find the registry by clicking here. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Elkhart County moves to orange status on Indiana’s COVID-19 map

first_img WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – December 2, 2020 0 485 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Elkhart County moves to orange status on Indiana’s COVID-19 map Facebook Previous articleIndiana State Trooper surpasses 1,000 career DUI arrestsNext articleIs it hearing loss? Or is it your mask? Tommie Lee Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market (Indiana Dept. of Health) There’s good news on the local front about the coronavirus…but it’s cautious optimism.During Indiana’s weekly COVID-19 update on Wednesday, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box announced that there were fewer counties in the state in the red category.One of those counties that has moved down to orange is Elkhart County, indicating a less widespread case load in the county. Dr. Box warned, however, that the state still hasn’t seen the impacts of potential infections from people who chose to travel for Thanksgiving, despite advice from the CDC.She also said Indiana is changing the state’s contact tracing system due to the amount of cases being processed, and hopes to bring a new testing lab online soon. Pinterestlast_img read more

Lakeville firefighters rescue man who fell through thin ice

first_img Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – December 29, 2020 0 282 Google+ Pinterest (Photo supplied/Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department) Lakeville volunteer firefighters rescued a man who fell through thin ice.It happened on Saturday, Dec. 26.(Photo supplied/Facebook)According to a post on the Lakeville Volunteer Firefighter Facebook page, the man was trying to rescue his dog. Though the man was rescued, howver, the dog died.The department is using the incident to remind people not to walk out on thin or questionable ice. Facebook Lakeville firefighters rescue man who fell through thin ice Twitter Facebook IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Previous articleCVS now administering COVID-19 vaccines in Indiana nursing homesNext articleFace mask order extended until March 31 in St. Joseph County 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.last_img read more

Local students eligible for Indiana Sheriff’s scholarship

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Local students eligible for Indiana Sheriff’s scholarship WhatsApp Previous articleAntibody cocktail from Eli Lilly showing promise to reduce effects of COVID-19Next articleNew, affordable dental facility opens in Goshen Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – January 28, 2021 0 464 Facebook Pinterestcenter_img (Photo Supplied/Indiana Sheriff’s Association) The Indiana Sheriff’s Association will again be awarding scholarships to students pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies.To qualify, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a full-time student (12 hours).The association will award approximately 40 $750 scholarships to students throughout the state.To apply, pick up an application from your high school counselor or at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center on County Road 26. The scholarship application can also be downloaded from the Indiana Sheriff’s Association website, indianasheriffs.org.All applications must be completed and received by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association on or before April 1. Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSapplicationcriminal justiceElkhartIndianaIndiana Sheriff’s Associationscholarshipstudies last_img read more

News story: Civil news: notification letters for HPCDS tender bids

first_imgThis is earlier than we stated in the Information For Applicants. However, we did say that if we could conclude the assessment earlier then we would notify applicants as soon as possible. This was set out in our tender update of 28 February 2018.How will these notifications be made?We will use the e-Tendering system from 3 May 2018 to start notifying organisations shortlisted for the next stage of the tender process back in January.There are four scheme areas where the assessment process is ongoing and we will not be notifying the outcomes at this time. Applicants in the affected areas have been contacted to confirm this and will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible.With the exception of these scheme areas, we expect notification to have been completed by Tuesday 8 May 2018. Applicants who have bid for HPCDS contracts and have not been notified by Wednesday 9 May should contact us through the e-Tendering message board.When will services begin?Services under new HPCDS contracts will begin on 1 October 2018.How long will the contracts last?Each contract will initially run until 30 September 2021, with an option for the LAA to extend for up to a further 2 years.What will happen next?Following notifications, the LAA will work with successful organisations to complete the verification process described in the letter of notification through the Bravo system.However, organisations are reminded that contract awards are conditional on satisfactory bid verifications.Each applicant is responsible for providing all the necessary evidence they meet the verification requirements as out in the notification letter.Further informationCivil 2018 contracts tender – to find out more about the tender process We have started to notify organisations of the outcome of their tenders to deliver work under the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS).This follows: the passing of the deadline for tenders for HPCDS contracts on 11 December 2017center_img notifications sent to bidders in January 2018 telling them whether they had been shortlisted for HPCDS contractslast_img read more

Breaking news: Peters Bakery sold to Coopland

first_imgPeters Bakery has been sold to Scarborough-based Coopland & Son in a deal that will save more than 200 jobs.The move was announced today by Mark Firmin and Howard Smith of accountancy giant KPMG, joint administrators of Peters Bakery, which will see Coopland & Son (Scarborough) take charge of 22 Peters Bakery stores, involving the transfer of 129 store-based staff.In addition, the bakery business will also take over Peters’ 50,000sq ft factory and headquarters site at Durham’s Dragonville Industrial Estate, transferring 69 members of staff, as well as the north-east bakery’s retail van business, which sells baked goods to companies and industrial estates, transferring a further 10 employees over to Cooplands.KPMG added that 34 of Peters’ stores will immediately cease trading, resulting in 149 redundancies. Four staff in the distribution operation and two at head office have also been made redundant.Firmin said: “We undertook negotiations with several interested parties and this deal represents the best outcome for both the creditors and the employees of the company.  It means that as much of the business as possible will continue to trade under the new ownership of Cooplands, safeguarding more than 200 jobs.”In March this year, Cooplands featured at number 12 in British Baker’s BB75 list of high street bakery retailers, by store number, with 126 outlets at the beginning of 2012 – 17 more than in 2011.last_img read more

Mono gains acceditation

first_imgMono Equipment has been awarded the ISO 14001 certification in recognition of reducing its environmental footprint, decreasing pollution and waste, and supplying energy-efficient, sustainable products.The firm said the commitment is not just limited to its equipment range, but also relates to its manufacturing plant and management processes.”Everyday operations are continually monitored by specially trained staff, not only to meet legislative requirements but to encompass future changes,” it added.They join Falcon Foodservice Equipment and Williams Refrigeration in holding the accreditation in the UK.last_img read more

Asda announces major restructure

first_imgThe supermarket chain Asda announced a massive restructuring yesterday – a move that puts 4,100 jobs into consultation.The Walmart-owned company said that it would ditch existing department manager roles and would create section leader posts.It claims the creation of the new position would create 5,000 new roles – meaning a net increase of 900 jobs.”We haven’t updated our structure for five to six years,” said Asda’s chief operating officer, Mark Ibbotson. “We believe we are about 18 months ahead of our competitors. They’re all going to have to do this.”The company also revealed like-for-likes had edged up 0.1% in the 15 weeks to April 20.The company plans to make £1bn worth of savings in the next five years.last_img read more

Coffee and sandwich shops grow 34.9% in value

first_imgA report has estimated that the UK sandwich and coffee shop market has grown by 34.9% in market value from 2009 to 2013.The Key Note Report hailed the sector’s success in the face of a recession, and attributed the growth to several factors. They stated that coffee had become a more integral part of UK culture, in which people will plan meetings around a coffee shop instead of a pub, as they might have done before.It also cited the popularity of sandwich products and the increasingly diverse range of sandwich alternatives as appealing to customer demand.The report gave a market value of 6.27bn in 2013, compared to 4.65bn in 2009. It has also estimated a 22.4% rise in the volume of UK stores within this time period, resulting in an additional 2,950 coffee and sandwich shops opening in the UK.Another factor found by the study to be aiding the market was the increase in commuters who, in turn, use shops that are conveniently located at railways and travel hubs.The Department for Transport (DfT) recorded that 52% of all rail journeys are for business purposes, so shops can target commuters who need to make a quick purchase. However, such a reliance on commuter business means that shops are affected by employment trends.It found that Costa was the largest coffee shop company in terms of the number of stores, with 1,755 outlets, dwarfing competitor Starbucks. Meanwhile, Greggs and Subway were the largest sandwich shop chains in terms of the number of outlets in the UK, with around 1,671 and 1,814, respectively.The report subdivides the market into two sectors – coffee shops and sandwich shops- with particular focus on the five-year period between 2009 and 2013.last_img read more