Maine CDC opens investigation into school outbreak

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State officials have opened an investigation into an outbreak of coronavirus that forced a school to move into full-time remote learning mode, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

The outbreak at Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center has affected a dozen people so far, Maine CDC director Nirav Shah said. He declined to say how many of the affected people are students and how many are school staff.


The Sanford investigation is the first the state has opened at a public school, Shah said. Sanford Superintendent Matt Nelson has said in a letter to the community that the school will be in remote mode for at least two weeks.

The school is located in York County, which has been the site of several coronavirus outbreaks in recent weeks.

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Philabundance Opens Community Kitchen Offering Adults Culinary Training and Life Skills

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf helped cut the ribbon on a brand new Philabundance Community Kitchen in North Philadelphia on Tuesday.

PCK is a 16-week culinary training and life skills program providing opportunities to adults with little to no income who need not just a job, but a second chance at life.

PCK promotes the self-sufficiency of its students by preparing them for and connecting them to work in the food service industry and allows them to give back by preparing meals for those in need.

“In a year that has contained a great deal of hardship, it is wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate a new beginning,” said Governor Wolf. “Nothing could be more appropriate than celebrating with the Philabundance community. Philabundance has remained a steadfast partner in my administration’s commitment to ensuring that every Pennsylvanian has access to plentiful, nutritious food.”

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Education Dept. Opens Investigation into Princeton after President Claims Racism ‘Embedded’ in University

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Minneapolis City Council Members Complain of Rising Crime Months after Trying to Defund Police Department

Minneapolis City Council members complained of rising crime rates in the city and asked the city’s police chief what he is doing about it during a Tuesday meeting on police reform, months after the council proposed dismantling the police department.Council members told police chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents have reported seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings, according to an MPR News report.”Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said newly elected council member Jamal Osman who has been swamped by resident complaints that calls for police are going unanswered.“That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.In the aftermath of the police

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RPP Products Opens 180,000 Square Foot Facility in Butler, Creates 40+ Jobs

—RPP Products CEO Eric Zwigart brings part of $150 million company to his hometown, adding a second location within an hour of Pittsburgh—

—RPP celebrates national expansion with grand opening event and 1,000+ gallons of hand sanitizer donations to local homeless shelters, first responders and schools—

BUTLER, Penn., Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RPP Products today announced the grand opening of its 180,000 square foot facility in Butler, PA, marking the company’s fifth location nationwide and second within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh (another facility is located in the Akron, OH area). To celebrate the milestone, the company held a Grand Opening event with employees, partners, business and community leaders, local non-profit organizations and first responders. RPP Products also announced 40-plus new Warehouse/Production Associate job openings at the Butler facility.

“As a Pittsburgh native, our growth in Butler County is very personal to me,” said Eric Zwigart, CEO of

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ASX opens up DataSphere data science platform

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has opened its DataSphere platform to third parties.

DataSphere is touted by the ASX as an open data science platform that supports analytics and machine learning. The selling point is that customers can access ASX and third party data to solve problems. It also allows customers to commercialise their data and analytics.

ASX trading services executive general manager David Raper said the platform has significantly expanded its ASX datasets since launching last year, and now includes datasets from third parties.  

“We are in positive discussions with a growing community of data partners and a number of local and global data generators,” Raper said. “We’re opening up new and unique datasets.”

Raper said the catalogue of ASX and non-ASX datasets span fixed income, interest rate, derivatives, equities, and benchmarks.

“We’re already working with customers to build data products within the fixed income space,” he added. “We’re

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Offensive Security Opens the Door to Security and Penetration Testing Skills Development with New Proving Grounds Training Labs Products

Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today introduced new products to the Proving Grounds family of training labs — PG Play and PG Practice. The new labs are designed to allow security and IT professionals to learn hacking techniques, sharpen their security and pentesting skills, and get a sense of the experience of being enrolled in OffSec’s sought-after certification programs.” data-reactid=”20″Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today introduced new products to the Proving Grounds family of training labs — PG Play and PG Practice. The new labs are designed to allow security and IT

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University of New Haven Opens Pioneering Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation

During the virtual unveiling of the University’s Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, the University community celebrated the creation of the cutting-edge facility in the heart of campus and the myriad learning experiences it will cultivate for students of all disciplines.

August 27, 2020

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

The Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation
The Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation.

Tiara Starks ’22 is looking forward to the many opportunities she will have in the University’s new Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation. A communication major minoring in business management, she is especially excited to work with the cutting-edge equipment in the high-tech communication studio and to collaborating with her business classmates in the building’s new “huddle rooms.”

“We’re really eager to work in this beautifully designed center with state-of-the-art equipment,” she said. “We’re also excited because it truly is a multidisciplinary space. The Center belongs to all

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