TCU discovers a card skimmer on a Mishawaka ATM

first_img A TCU branch in Mishawaka says a card skimmer was found on their ATM in the Bittersweet Service Center.WSBT reports that the problem was discovered after a flood of complaints of fraudulent activity on accounts. The card-reading device was found Monday morning.A TCU spokesperson says the affected cards have been deactivated and impacted members should review their accounts and notify TCU of any fraudulent activity. Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest By Tommie Lee – June 29, 2020 0 379 WhatsApp Google+ Facebook TCU discovers a card skimmer on a Mishawaka ATM IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Google+ Previous articleAMC Theatres will push their reopening another two weeksNext articleFourth of July gas prices to be the lowest since 2004 Tommie Leelast_img read more

Study: Evictions linked to coronavirus deaths

first_img Last January, the official point-in-time count of homeless people totaled about 5,500 in Indiana (V. Carter) A new study is directly linking evictions to coronavirus deaths.Though a statewide moratorium on evictions has been lifted by state lawmakers, there is still a federal moratorium on evictions in place from the Centers for Disease Control. But, that’s only if you meet the qualifications under the moratorium.Still, many Hoosiers are being evicted anyway by landlords, according to the tenant advocacy group Prosperity Indiana.A similar group call the National Housing Project cites a study from the University of Pennsylvania that found every 70 households evicted during the pandemic corresponded with at least one additional coronavirus death.“That means that there could easily be 3,500 to 4,500 additional deaths in Indiana unless we successfully prevent those evictions,” said Prosperity Indiana policy director Andrew Bradley to WISH-TV.Bradley said the federal moratorium doesn’t explicitly protect tenants for non-payment of their rent, even if they do meet requirements under the moratorium that say you have to have made every effort to get government rental assistance and other similar requirements.Bradley said tenants up for eviction should take their case to court and argue that it should.“The effect is going to be the same,” said Bradley. “If people are put out on the streets, then that still increases the threat to public health if they’re not able to be stably housed.”Bradley said right now it’s estimated that 248,000 to 313,000 Hoosier households are at risk of eviction. Study: Evictions linked to coronavirus deaths WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleMichigan woman arrested after near head-on crash with Indiana State TrooperNext articleWalmart pre-cut fruit recalled due to listeria contamination Network Indiana Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest IndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – October 6, 2020 0 337 last_img read more

Bristol woman, 18, killed in crash on County Road 8 in Elkhart County

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Bristol woman, 18, killed in crash on County Road 8 in Elkhart County Twitter (95.3 MNC) A Bristol woman killed in a single-vehicle crash in Elkhart County.The collision happened around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 on County Road 8, west of County Road 131, when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.The victim, Jordan Hoff, of Bristol, was behind the wheel and died at the scene, according to the South Bend Tribune.Police say she was wearing a seatbelt. Factors into the crash are still being investigated. WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Previous articleGroup trying to stop executions set for later this week in IndianaNext articleRaising Cane’s now open in Mishawaka 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. By Jon Zimney – December 8, 2020 0 402 Facebooklast_img read more

UPDATE: Silver Alert cancelled for Elkhart woman

first_img By 95.3 MNC – April 6, 2021 0 400 Pinterest WhatsApp (ABC57) UPDATE: The Silver Alert has been cancelled for a missing Elkhart woman.Previous story below.The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of 70-year-old Shirley Robinson.Robinson was last seen wearing a green shirt and blue jeans and driving a blue 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with Indiana license plate 760R.Robinson is a black female, 5’5”, 215 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.She was last seen on Monday, April 5 at 3:30 p.m.Robinson is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.If you have any information on Robinson, please contact the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office 574-533-4151 or call 911. Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Facebook UPDATE: Silver Alert cancelled for Elkhart woman Google+ Previous articleElkhart Police Department impersonated in new scamNext articleUpdate: UP Mall evacuated for a possible bomb threat 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

News story: £30 million investment in revolutionary V2G technologies

first_imgDan Bentham, Head of R&D, Smart Customers, EDF Energy said: As the number of electric vehicles grows and their battery capabilities increase, there is a huge opportunity for them to make a significant contribution to a smart grid. These projects are at the cutting edge of their field. Just like the visionary designs of Brunel and Stephenson in transport, they could revolutionise the ways in which we store and manage electricity, both now and in the future. Business Minister Richard Harrington said: The UK’s automotive industry is a great British success story, and as set out in our ambitious Industrial Strategy we are determined to lead the way in innovative, low-emission vehicle production. We have shown that growing the economy while cutting emissions, can, and should, go hand in hand. Vehicle-to-grid technology provides another opportunity for the UK to showcase to the world our leading expertise in game-changing automotive and low carbon technologies. Electric vehicles will play an important role in the future of UK energy and its economy. They will have a beneficial impact on the environment by reducing emissions and improving air quality. Through our research, EDF Energy will use new technologies, business models and smart systems to make low carbon transport, and the infrastructure and market conditions needed for its success, a reality. New technology which will unlock the potential for electric vehicles to help power people’s homes is being boosted by almost £30 million in government funding.Through the Industrial Strategy the government is committed to becoming a world leader in shaping the future of mobility and in the design and development of the clean technologies of the future. This investment will help deliver on that ambition, supporting vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies that could enable electric cars and other vehicles to deliver electricity back to the smart grid, to light homes and power businesses.The funding has been awarded to 21 V2G projects, to pay for research and design and development, with the aim of exploring and trialling both the technology itself and commercial opportunities.These schemes, including EDF Energy’s V2GO scheme, will demonstrate how energy stored in electric vehicle batteries could be borrowed by the electricity system during peak hours, before being recharged during the off-peak in time for their drivers to set off on their next journey.Case studyUsing electric vehicles in dense urban areas like Oxford will significantly reduce local emissions and improve air quality, boosting the quality of life for residents and benefitting businesses. Led by EDF Energy R&D UK, the ‘V2GO’ is a large scale demonstration of V2G charging in Oxford using 100 electric fleet vehicles (cars and vans) from a number of organisations including several delivery and taxi companies.The project will develop, trial and evaluate potential business models for fleet operators’ use of electric vehicles and their suitability for vehicle to grid (V2G) charging.The consortium is made up of 8 organisations with expertise in energy and power markets and systems, fleet operation value chains and electric mobility: EDF Energy R&D UK, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council, Arrival, EO Charging, Upside Energy, and Fleet Innovation.At the same time these electric vehicles will provide a cleaner alternative to many of the fleet vehicles operated in UK cities, including Royal Mail vans, and Addison Lee taxis.Transport Minister, Jesse Norman said: Media enquiries The investment will help deliver on the government’s ambition, set out in the recently published Automotive Sector Deal , to be at the forefront of low-emission and electric vehicle production, powering the next generation of innovative, environmentally-friendly vehicles.The competition for government funding, run by Innovate UK, saw a host of winners including SSE Services, Nissan, OVO Energy, Octopus Energy, Cisco, Flexisolar and AT Kearney.Innovate UK recently concluded the assessment process, with OLEV and BEIS providing almost £30 million to grant fund industry led collaborative R&D in electric ‘vehicle to grid’ technology for up to 70% of project costs. The Department for Transport press office only deals with enquiries from the media.For personal enquiries regarding MOT, please email: [email protected] you are not a member of the media, use the switchboard line: 0300 330 3000 If you are a member of the media and have a media query contact the press office: read more

News story: Multiplication tables check trials to begin in schools

first_img Academic standards are rising in our schools thanks to our reforms and the hard work of teachers, with 1.9 million more pupils in schools rated good or outstanding than in 2010. It is important to have an assessment system that continues to drive this improvement. Just as the phonics screening check helps children who are learning to read, the multiplication tables check will help teachers identify those pupils who require extra support. This will ensure that all pupils leave primary school knowing their times tables by heart and able to start secondary school with a secure grasp of fundamental arithmetic as a foundation for mathematics. A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb has announced today (Wednesday 14 February).The multiplication tables check is designed to help ensure children in primary school know their times tables up to 12 off by heart. As well as being critical for everyday life, knowledge of multiplication tables helps children to solve problems quickly and flexibly, and allows them to tackle more complex mathematics later on in school.In the primary assessment consultation run by the government last year, the majority of the sector said that Year 4 would be the best point to run a check on progress being made.The check follows the successful introduction of the phonics screening check in 2012. There are now 154,000 more six-year-olds on track to become fluent readers than in 2012 and England’s recent rise up the international PIRLS rankings puts the success of the government’s reforms on a global scale.School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: The new on-screen check will last no longer than five minutes and is similar to the checks many schools use already. It will enable teachers to monitor a child’s progress in a consistent and reliable way but has been carefully designed to avoid causing additional stress for children and teachers.It will be sat by 8 and 9 year olds in Year 4, after teachers and schools told the Government this was the best point for it to be introduced. Results from the check will not be published at school-level, and will not be used by Ofsted and others to force changes in schools.The system is being developed in active partnership with schools, with two trials already completed. This consolidation of basic mathematical knowledge is in line with the principle of the maths ‘mastery’ pedagogy, which is successfully practised by world leaders in mathematics, Shanghai and Singapore and is now being introduced to schools in England.In the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), England’s mean score was 546, compared to Singapore which scored 618, topping the study for maths at both year 5 and 9. Approaches like this aim to close that gap and raise national standards in mathematics.The multiplication tables check was announced as part of the government’s response to its primary assessment consultation last year. This consultation proposed a number of other changes to make assessment in primary schools more accurate and reduce the burden of tests on teachers and children.This trial comes ahead of the national voluntary roll out of the multiplication tables check for all Year 4 pupils from June 2019, before it becomes mandatory in June 2020. A national sample of schools has already been selected to participate in the trials and they will soon receive their invitation to participate. The trials will ensure the check is robust, accessible and minimises any additional burden on schools as a new assessment.The trials follow a recent commitment from the Education Secretary to continue to improve academic standards in order to deliver a truly world-class education that not only inspires young people to make the most of their lives but also gives them the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions, no matter where they live.Multiplication tables trials will make a positive contribution to the government’s commitment through the Industrial Strategy to drive up the study of maths, ensuring that more students leave education at age 18 with a basic level of numeracy, improving the take up of maths qualifications and tackling STEM skills shortages in the economy.last_img read more

News story: Tens of thousands of drivers get increased fines for using mobiles at wheel

first_img Drivers tell us that their top motoring concern is seeing other people using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel. The introduction of tougher penalties sent a strong signal to offenders and we hope that this, combined with targeted enforcement of the law by police and impactful campaigns from the likes of THINK! and Be Phone Smart, is beginning to encourage a shift in driver behaviour. Regardless of the efforts by government, the police and road safety campaigners, the decision to pick up a handheld phone – or leave it alone – while driving remains a personal choice that each driver makes. While the temptation may be strong, drivers need to really ask themselves what is so important that they must risk their life, and the lives of others, by using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel. We encourage all drivers to think about the role their phone plays in the car while they should be focused on driving – and then make a personal promise to stay safe and legal by visiting Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 After last March’s THINK! campaign, 9 in 10 people were aware of the new penalties. The adverts were seen by around 29 million people and social media content was seen by a further 12 million people.Last October’s Pink Kitten video, which highlighted how much you miss if you glance at your phone while driving, reached an audience of about 21 million people. A further 1,997 motorists were handed fines as part of a national crackdown by traffic officers between 22 and 28 January 2018, which was choreographed by the National Police Chiefs’ Council. Of those caught, 74% were male.National Lead for Roads Policing, Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams said: More than 26,000 motorists have been caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving in the first year since harsher penalties came into force.Among these are 500 novice drivers who have had their licences revoked for using their phone behind the wheel in their first 2 years of driving.On 1 March 2017, the penalties for this offence doubled from £100 and 3 penalty points to £200 and 6 points.To coincide with the first anniversary of the new penalties, THINK! is highlighting the chances of being caught in adverts, which will appear on radio, social media, on demand video and in shopping centres, as part of its ongoing campaign to raise awareness of the dangers. Safety Minister Jesse Norman said: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 In the year since the new legislation was introduced, we have started to see changes in driver behaviour as the public begin to understand the impact that driving whilst using a mobile phone can have. However, there are still far too many people underestimating the risk that they take when using their mobile phone at the wheel. We used intelligence to identify hotspots and repeat offences to stop over 3000 drivers in one week. 66.5% of which were committing a mobile phone related offence. It is not just about the penalty points or the fine, it is about putting safety first and keeping your eyes on the road so you don’t risk hurting or killing an innocent person. The penalties for holding and using a mobile phone while driving have proven to be a strong deterrent, and more and more people are aware of just how dangerous this is. But some motorists are still not only putting their own lives at risk, but the lives of others. Everyone has a role to play to encourage drivers to put their phone away and not use it while at the wheel. Roads media enquiries Switchboard 0300 330 3000last_img read more

Press release: PM meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister: 18 April 2018

first_imgA Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Downing Street earlier today. They agreed the bond between the UK and New Zealand was unique and enduring, based on friendship and shared values, and underpinned by strong security, prosperity and people-to-people links. The Prime Minister said New Zealand was an indispensable partner for the UK, noting the relationship has always been important, but is arguably even more vital today, given our shared commitment to free trade and protecting the rules-based international system. The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Ardern for New Zealand’s support over the attack against the Assad regime, and following the chemical nerve agent attack in Salisbury. They agreed it was essential to reassert the international norm against chemical weapons use. They agreed that part of reinvigorating the Commonwealth was about fostering more intra-Commonwealth support, and to explore the possibility of working together on development assistance in the Pacific region. They also discussed the bilateral trade and investment relationship, agreeing that UK-New Zealand trade working group discussions were progressing well and confirming our shared ambition to form a new bilateral UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement once we have left the EU. They welcomed the approach agreed at the March European Council to provide continuity during the implementation period for international agreements, which could be swiftly transitioned into new bilateral agreements once the implementation period ends.last_img read more

Statement to parliament: Smart ticketing on the rail network

first_imgIn November 2017 in our Strategic vision for rail, the Department for Transport set out ambitious plans for the roll out of smart ticketing across the network, with the aim of making it more convenient for passengers to buy and receive their train tickets. Over a year later, we have made real progress. Every franchise offers smart cards and/or barcodes and smart tickets are available across almost all of the network.We now want to go further. Our ambition is to ensure that across regional and urban commuter areas smart ticketing can deliver the kind of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) structure that is used in London, to make journeys easier and smoother for passengers.In the north of England, the government has allocated £150 million to the multi-modal PAYG programme already being progressed by Transport for the North and, in London, Oyster ticketing already offers seamless PAYG travel. However, there is demand for PAYG to be deployed more widely, so today we begin consulting on the feasibility of delivering PAYG to an expanded area across the south-east of England. This is just a first step, and we will continue to work with other areas to assess opportunities to roll out PAYG.The consultation offers the travelling public, business, local authorities and others the opportunity to have their say on how the system could operate and where it could extend to. We are aware that there are views on the appropriate ticketing systems and the way the fares structure could be organised to complement pay as you go travel, these issues are also being considered in the consultation.last_img read more

News story: Help Ofqual evaluate 2019’s GCSEs, AS and A levels

first_imgWe are inviting teachers from across the country to workshops to offer their perspectives on the assessment of the reformed GCSEs, AS and A levels that are having their first award this summer.We are offering the opportunity to sign up for workshops in the following subjects: The decisions about whether to run workshops in all of these subjects will be made based on interest and capacity.The workshops will be our first opportunity to gather qualitative evidence about things that have gone well and any areas of concern. Your feedback will contribute to our thinking about the effectiveness of the reform programme. You may find this blog about our previous meetings with teachers interesting.The workshops will be held in November at the Ofqual office in central Coventry, within walking distance of the main railway station. These are free events with a limited number of places. Your travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided.Ideally we would like you to have taught the qualification, in its legacy and reformed version. This is so you can comment on the changes and challenges of the new qualifications and how they have been addressed.We hope that you are able to take advantage of this opportunity to have your say and share your experiences with us.Register your interest in attending a workshop here.We will email you by the end of September to tell you if you have been selected to take part in the workshop. GCSE and A level Chinese GCSE and A level design and technology GCSE and A level film studies GCSE and A level media studies GCSE and A level statistics GCSE business A level mathematics and further mathematics A level geology A level politics.last_img read more