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Goshen Public Library back open three days a week

first_img The Goshen Public Library is reopening three days a week, beginning today.The library will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for people to use essential services related to unemployment applications, SNAP (Nutritional Assistance Program) and other benefits.During this time, fax, photocopying and scanner stations will be available for emergencies or highly important documents only.To use a computer, you must first contact the library to make an appointment either by phone – (574) 533-9531 – or by using the library’s contact form.The library is also limiting the number of people who can be inside at the same time, and security measures will be enforced.Books and other materials are still not available to look at, or check out.You can read the full statement issued by the library below. Google+ Goshen Public Library back open three days a week Facebook By Brooklyne Beatty – April 28, 2020 0 571 Twitter Pinterest TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19essential servicesGoshen Public LibraryreopenssaturdayThursdayTuesday Facebookcenter_img CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Previous articleGroup to protest conditions at Westville Correctional Facility TuesdayNext articleUPDATE: INDOT cancels Thursday’s virtual career fair Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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News story: Historic Royal Palaces reappointments

first_imgJane Kennedy is an architect with 35 years’ experience in the care and development of historic buildings and has played a key role in securing the future of some of the finest historic buildings in the country.Professor Sir David Cannadine is a distinguished academic with an international reputation, having written pioneering and influential works of history on many subjects, including on the British monarchy.The roles are not remunerated. These reappointments have been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Both Jane and Sir David have declared no such political activity.last_img read more

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Press release: Number of children in workless households down over half a million since 2010

first_imgFollow DWP on: proportion of lone parents in work is 67.4%, up from 56.1% in 2010 number of children in workless households is 1.3 million, down 598,000 since 2010 and 8,000 on the year number of households with at least one working adult rises by 1.2 million since 2010 and 334,000 on the year Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey said: Since 2010, the number of workless households has fallen by 881,000. Around 9 in 10 children live in a household where at least one working age adult is in work.The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), also show the: Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Press Office Twitter – www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice Facebook – www.facebook.com/dwp LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/dwp YouTube – www.youtube.com/dwp England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Children living in workless households are 5 times more likely to be in poverty and less likely to do well in school, compared to those growing up in households where all the adults are working. That’s why it’s so important to help parents into work. With a record 3.1 million people moving into work since 2010, this government is committed to helping people into employment and supporting them on their career path. London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Recent employment figures show that there are a near-record 32.14 million people in work, and the unemployment rate (4.4%) is at a near 40-year-low.More informationSee the Working and workless households in the UK: October to December 2017 figures.This report provides new figures for October to December 2017. ONS advise that these estimates can only be compared to the same October to December period in other years, to avoid including seasonal effects. Therefore, historical comparisons are possible, back only to October to December 2004.However, estimates for April to June 2017, previously published by ONS and repeated in today’s release, can be compared back as far as April to June 1996, enabling the reader to measure long-term records.Contact Press Office It helps the individual too – it provides a wage, personal fulfilment, a social life and a career.last_img read more

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News story: Carillion: Official Receiver’s update

first_img We continue to discuss with potential purchases for Carillion’s remaining contracts, as well as remain committed to engaging with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed. Secure on-going employment has been confirmed for a further 101 members of staff who are transferring to new suppliers, taking the total number of jobs saved to 11,739. Regrettably eight job losses are being announced and those leaving the business this week will be provided with every support to find new work by Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service. Further information In total, to date 11,739 jobs (64% of the pre-liquidation workforce) have been saved and 2,340 (13%) jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation A further 1,121 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons This information does not include jobs attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally occurred Just under 3,000 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease these contracts Further information about rights in redundancy is available on gov.uk A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: To be notified of future updates from the Official Receiver please register to receive an email alert.last_img read more

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Press release: Update on the infected blood inquiry

first_img The Infected Blood Inquiry is a priority for this Government. The infected blood tragedy of the 1970s and 80s should never have happened. We are committed to making sure all those that have suffered so terribly can get the answers they have spent decades waiting for, and lessons can be learned so that a tragedy of this scale can never happen again. We want to make sure that all those who need to contribute to the Inquiry can do so. The Inquiry Chair will be able to make awards for legal representation once the Inquiry is formally established and he intends to make early provision for core participant designation and legal expenses awards. Ministers have also decided that reasonable expenses for legal representation to respond to the consultation of the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry, will be met. Any claims will be handled by the solicitor to the Inquiry. The Chair of the Inquiry has been actively consulting with those who have been affected about how to ensure the Inquiry delivers the answers they deserve, and the consultation on Terms of Reference has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible. The Minister said:last_img read more

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News story: Ocean Way report and flyer published

first_img Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015 The MAIB report on the loss of the stern trawler Ocean Way off the Shetlands Isles on 3 March 2017, is now published.The report contains details of what happened, subsequent actions taken and recommendations: read more.A safety flyer to the fishing vessel industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced. Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292center_img Press enquirieslast_img read more

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Speech: Chief Medical Officer on the Amesbury nerve agent incident

first_imgTwo patients are in a critical condition following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok.Following events in March, we have a well-established response to this type of incident and a clear process to follow. Our priority at this time is to understand the circumstances surrounding how these 2 individuals became unwell, and to ensure there is no further risk to the public’s health from this incident.As the country’s Chief Medical Officer, I want to reassure the public that the risk to the general public remains low. I understand that those in Salisbury and its surrounding areas will be concerned at this news, particularly those who have recently visited the areas now cordoned off by the police.My advice for any individual that may have been in any of the areas now cordoned off from 10pm on Friday evening onwards is highly precautionary. As before, wash your clothes and wipe down any personal items, shoes and bags with cleansing or baby wipes before disposing of them in the usual way.This is the same public health advice I gave during the previous incident, a belt and braces approach. I should also warn that the public should be careful, as always, of picking up any unknown or already dangerous objects such as needles and syringes.You do not need to seek advice from a health professional unless you are experiencing symptoms – any individual who had been significantly exposed at the same time would by now have symptoms. Those people from that area who are concerned that they are experiencing symptoms should call NHS 111.I also want to highlight, that the areas of Salisbury already cleaned and back in use, like the Maltings, are safe.I’d like to commend the professionalism of our emergency staff as well as those at Salisbury District Hospital, particularly the intensive care unit.And I particularly want to reiterate, the police are still investigating how this event happened. The public should continue to follow the advice of the police and that of Public Health England. We will ensure regular updates as we get further information.last_img read more

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Press release: UK exports to non EU countries continue to outstrip EU

first_imgThe news is promising as separate ONS figures show that UK exports overall rose by 5% in the year to end May 2018. Our world-leading services sector recorded a trade surplus of £111 billion in the same period, with services exports totalling £279 billion in the year to May 2018.The UK also attracted more than 2,000 foreign direct investment projects in financial year 2017 to 2018.Background British goods remain in global demand as exports to non-EU countries continue to grow in markets such as Oman. It shows the confidence the world has in our goods and is important as 90% of global trade will come from outside EU. As an international economic department, we have a dynamic and experienced team who will negotiate free trade deals and make a success of Brexit. We’re also supporting UK businesses in exporting more and talking to international businesses on why we should be the top destination for investment through our GREAT campaign. Today’s figures also reveal in 2017: ONS Pink Book fastest growing markets only include countries with more than £1 billion in value in 2017 and excludes Crown Dependencies and Gibraltarcenter_img overall exports of goods rose by 13% to £339 billion overall exports of services rose by 7% to £277 billion the USA remains the UK’s top export market, buying over £112 billion worth of goods and services in 2017, an increase of 8% since 2016 In figures released in the second calendar year after the EU referendum, exports to non-EU countries amounted to around £342 billion in 2017, showing the worldwide demand for British goods and services remains. Exports to EU countries were around £274 billion in 2017.The fastest growing export market for the UK since 2010 was Oman, with exports increasing by 354% to £3 billion. This was followed by Macedonia (FYROM) with UK trade growing by 318% to £1 billion and then Kazakhstan which was up by 210% to £2 billion.International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP said:last_img read more

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News story: Have your say on the UK’s future trade negotiations

first_imgAt the launch event International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said: These consultations are about how we position ourselves as Global Britain. To build the export markets, investment opportunities and trading relationships of the future. Trade affects us all – whether it is through the prices and availability of product on our supermarket shelves, to the resources available for our public services, to the jobs and investment on which we all rely.  You can now have your say on our prospective trade negotiations. Take part in the online consultations These agreements could: enable increased trade and investment secure access for UK exporters to the key markets of today and the future give consumers access to a greater range of products at lower prices make the UK more innovative, competitive and prosperous. Take part in the online consultationscenter_img Watch our video to find out moreHow will the consultations work?The benefits of trade agreements Boosting economic growth in the UK by encouraging more competition, investment and innovation. Contributing to global prosperity, by boosting economic growth in countries that the UK does business with through international supply chains. Increased global prosperity supports social cohesion within and between countries, and in turn political stability, which is one of the building blocks of our collective security. Some trade agreements can particularly benefit developing countries – trade can be a vital tool in boosting developing countries’ economic growth and reducing poverty, while also providing UK consumers and businesses with goods at competitive prices. Trade is also an instrument of foreign policy and some countries use trade policy (including trade agreements) to advance standards and values. Trade agreements aim to reduce trade barriers between countries. Barriers can be taxes charged on goods as they cross borders (tariffs), or different rules and regulations that can add to trade costs (non-tariff measures). Trade and investment barriers make it more difficult and costly to trade or invest overseas. Reducing these barriers can help the flow of goods, services and money for investment between countries, and help businesses to access markets they previously weren’t able to. Consumers can benefit from access to a greater variety of products at lower prices.Trade agreements do not prevent governments from regulating as they see fit, and they also do not require governments to privatise any services. The UK Government is committed to maintaining our high standards for consumers, workers and the environment, and to protecting our public services, in any future trade agreements that we conclude. For the first time in over 40 years, the UK will be able to determine who we trade with and the public will have a say on the terms of these trading agreements.We want to maximise our trade opportunities globally and across all countries – both by boosting our trading relationships with old friends and new allies, and by seeking a deep and special partnership with the EU.In 6 month’s time, the UK will have the opportunity to begin negotiating, signing, and ratifying Free Trade Agreements to bring them into force from January 2021.In preparation for this, the UK Government is consulting with members of the public, businesses, trade experts, and any other interested organisations to help inform this work. This initial consultation process will inform our overall approach to our future trade relationship.There are 4 online consultations: Consultation on trade negotiations with the United States Consultation on trade negotiations with Australia Consultation on trade negotiations with New Zealand Consultation on the UK potentially seeking accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)last_img read more

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Statement to parliament: Prison operator services framework competition

first_imgAt the Justice Select Committee on 26 June, I reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to building up to 10,000 modern and decent prison places to replace old, expensive and unsuitable accommodation, modernising parts of our prison estate.Also at the Committee, I confirmed the intention to launch a competition to appoint a framework of prison operators from which we could select the operator for the new prisons including further prisons following expiry of current private sector contracts.Today I can announce the launch of the Prison Operator Services framework competition through a notice which will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) within the coming days.Securing a framework of operators should reinvigorate the prison market by encouraging new providers to enter the custodial arena. It will also enable MoJ to more effectively and efficiently manage a pipeline of competition over the next decade. Once part of the framework, operators can choose to compete in shorter ‘call off’ competitions for the operation of individual prisons.The first of these call-off competitions will be for the operation of the new build resettlement prisons at Wellingborough and then Glen Parva. These are being built using public capital, with construction expected to begin in late 2018 and late 2019 respectively.HMPPS will not bid in the competition but will provide a ‘public sector benchmark’ against which operators’ bids will be rigorously assessed. If bids do not meet our expectations in terms of quality and cost, HMPPS will act as the provider.This competition is not about the difference between the public and private sector. It is about driving quality and innovation across the system. I am clear that through this competition we expect bidders to provide high quality, value for money bids that deliver effective regimes to meet the specific needs of prisoners. Our aim being to help them turn their lives around to prevent reoffending.This Government remains committed to a role for the private sector in operating custodial services. The competition launched today will seek to build on the innovation and different ways of working that the private sector has previously introduced to the system. The sector has an important role to play, and currently runs some high-performing prisons, as part of a decent and secure prison estate.We will ensure, through the procurement and contract management processes, that we have sufficient measures in place to have confidence in the delivery and maintenance of the contracted prisons over their lifetime.A balanced approach to custodial services provision, which includes a mix of public, voluntary and private sector involvement has been shown to introduce improvements and deliver value for money for taxpayers.The launch of the Prison Operator Services Framework underlines this Government’s commitment to reform the prison estate, build much-needed prison places, improve standards of decency across the estate, and reduce reoffending.last_img read more

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