Montana adds 196 virus cases Thursday, 9 in Cascade, Glacier counties

Phil Drake, Great Falls Tribune
Published 10:27 a.m. MT Sept. 10, 2020 | Updated 2:33 p.m. MT Sept. 10, 2020


Montana posted 196 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 early Thursday, with Cascade and Glacier counties adding nine reports.

Chouteau and Hill counties added three and Liberty and Toole counties each had one, according to the state’s website,

The state is using this promotion to remind people to wear a mask. (Photo: STATE OF MONTANA)

Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday announced outbreak response protocols to help kindergarten through 12th grade schools as they deal with COVID-19 cases.

According to a news release from the governor’s office, this plan includes information on COVID-19 symptoms, “when to call for emergency care, determining close contacts, when to quarantine, isolate, and recommend testing, and when to allow students and staff to return to school.”

It includes advice on when to involve local public health

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This Google app improved reading skills of kids in India

New Delhi: Google said on Tuesday that its Read Along app, which was first launched in India as Bolo in 2018, has been found to improve reading abilities of children in the country.

In an assessment conducted by an independent partner comprising over 3,500 students in three languages and across five states in India, 40 per cent more students who used Read Along saw an improvement of one or more reading levels as compared to students not using the app, Google said.

The study, published by Sattva Consulting this month, revealed that while ‘Read Along’ helps in imparting reading fluency to learners, it also enables development of foundational competencies of Letter and word recognition.

The extent of this development depends on the level of engagement of the learner with the app, showed the results.

“Our internal analysis shows that after reading 100 mins on the app, beginner readers (those who

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600 workers lose their jobs at meatworks factory

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Almost 600 workers at Australia’s largest meat processing facility have lost their jobs as the company scales back its operations due to plummeting profits during the pandemic.

The job cuts at JBS Dinmore in Ipswich, which is the largest meat factor in the southern hemisphere, comes after the company failed to convince Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg to make a JobKeeper exemption. 

The company does not qualify for the scheme as its turnover has only dropped 40 per cent this year, and not the 50 per cent required by large businesses.

Bosses blamed JobKeeper for creating an ‘inequity’ in the market, with some companies propped up by handouts and others struggling to make ends meet. 

a man wearing a hat: Almost 600 workers at Australia's largest meat processing facility have lost their jobs as the company scales back its operations (pictured, Michael McCormack at the plant)

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Almost 600 workers at Australia’s largest meat processing facility have lost their jobs as the company scales back its operations (pictured, Michael McCormack at

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Chartwells Higher Education Celebrates Achievements of Campus Partners Across the Country

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Chartwells Higher Education, a recognized leader in contract food service management, today celebrates the success of its college and university partners achieved through continued excellence in food service, including recent awards and recognitions from Niche, First Coast Worksite Wellness Council, and Food Management Magazine.

“We’re thrilled to see our dining teams and partners across the country getting these recognitions,” said Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education. “The hard work and dedication our front-line associates and partners put in every day on campus and in the community is inspiring, and we’re extremely proud to highlight the achievements they’ve earned for their exceptional work, care, and character.”

Chartwells’ college and university dining teams nationwide were recently spotlighted from a variety of institutions for their commitment to providing exceptional campus dining experiences, including:

  • Niche’s 2021 Best College Food List: Niche, a leading K-12 and
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Tuscaloosa: The city eased pandemic restrictions and began allowing bars to reopen with limits Tuesday, days after the University of Alabama reported nearly 850 new cases of the coronavirus, which has affected more than 2,000 students at the school. The change followed complaints from bar owners that a two-week shutdown, meant to stem the spread of the illness on campus, was unfair and hurting business. But critics charged that allowing bars to reopen after the closure would make it easier for the new coronavirus to infect people. School and city officials said the university appears to be headed in the right direction in combating the virus despite reporting 846 new cases Friday. That equaled 121 new cases daily from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 as opposed to more 160 new cases reported each day Aug. 25-27. Some bars tried to lure patrons by announcing the reopening on social media

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Chester County Economic Development Council names new board members | Business

UWCHLAN — The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) has announced the election of four new members to its board of directors.

“One of CCEDC’s continuing goals as we entered our 60th anniversary year was to broaden the array of backgrounds that CCEDC’s board and staff bring to the table,” Gary Smith, Chester County Economic Development Council president and CEO, said in a press release. “Our new board members draw from a cross-section of skill sets, experiences and perspectives from Chester County’s leading industries including technology, agriculture and real estate development.”

Newly elected to the Chester County Economic Development Council’s board are: Mark Davis, partner, The Atticus Group, who has also served on CCEDC’s Ideas to Innovation (i2n) initiative and Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG) initiative; Steve Figgatt, CEO, Sycamore International; Bill Hostetter, grain merchandiser, Hostetter Grain; and Greg Reaves, principal, Mosaic Development Partners.

“Each year the CCEDC team and

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Loganair set to axe 68 jobs after Covid-19 pandemic devastates industry

Loganair is set to cut 68 jobs after facing their “biggest ever challenge” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff at their hubs in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness are set to lose their jobs.

Bosses at the Scottish firm said the majority of the roles that are set to go will however be at their base in Chester.

The airline has opened a company-funded Skills Retention Programme in a bid to help staff facing the axe.

But they added that some staff would also be taking a 20% pay cut over the winter months.

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles: “Like everyone in the aviation industry, we’ve been incredibly hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It has been without doubt the biggest ever challenge for our industry and the biggest challenge in Loganair’s 58-year history.

“We have worked hard to protect jobs, but recovery across the sector has been incredibly slow.


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New Data Show Genentech’s Enspryng Significantly Reduces Severity and Risk of Relapse in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), will present new Enspryng (satralizumab-mwge) data on reducing relapse severity in the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare disease of the central nervous system. These data are being presented at MSVirtual2020, the 8th Joint Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) – European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Meeting, in addition to longer-term efficacy data supporting the continued effect of Enspryng on reducing the risk of NMOSD relapse, as well as its favorable benefit:risk profile.

“The data for Enspryng at MSVirtual2020 are promising and suggest it significantly reduces relapse severity and frequency, which are important goals of the treatment for people with NMOSD,” said Anthony Traboulsee, M.D., neurologist and professor, University of British Columbia, and Research Chair of the MS

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New restaurant in Aberdeen looks to add jobs back to community

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – Even in the middle of a pandemic, a new restaurant in Aberdeen is looking to not only thrive, but add jobs back to the community.

a graffiti covered wall: On Labor Day as some continue to struggle to find work, a new restaurant in Aberdeen is looking to provide jobs for their community.

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On Labor Day as some continue to struggle to find work, a new restaurant in Aberdeen is looking to provide jobs for their community.

Following the announcement that Scotty’s Bar and Grill would be closing last month, residents of Aberdeen didn’t have to wait around long to find out who would be taking over the building. Los Primos Mexican Restaurant, co-owned by cousins Dago and Juan Rodriguez, opened their doors last week with the backing of Scotty’s owners.

“We got the opportunity from the owner of Scotty’s. He wanted to close down, and he looked for us, he found us and he told us he had an opportunity for us.” said Dago Rodriguez.

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Gun locks help stop suicides; Community initiative seeks to enhance gun storage education

Firearms have long been a part of Utah’s culture. They are also the leading methods used in suicides in the state. It’s a problem that has brought health and safety advocates and the gun advocacy community together to work to prevent these tragedies.

Safe gun storage ensures that guns are inaccessible to youth and other individuals who may be at heightened risk for suicide. Intermountain Healthcare has been working with the Utah Shooting Sports Council to promote proper gun storage education and mechanisms that can potentially save lives.

“Utah gun owners and gun groups are important partners in suicide prevention efforts. By working together we can make a difference in reducing death by suicide and unintentional injury through promoting and enabling safe firearm storage and education. We are friends helping friends,” said Karlee Kump, Intermountain community health specialist.

“As gun owners, we are proud to be part of an effort

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