first_imgFlorida DEO cancels contract with Titan Technologies June 10, 2021 Advertisement NBC-2 obtained this Inspector General’s audit from May that shows nearly $40-billion has been stolen nationwide.“Accounts are getting hacked because there is some sophisticated scam going on,” Brito concluded.DEO Director Dane Eagle was not available for comment on the matter.Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office said in a statement that the DEO is working with investigators to catch the hackers.Federal unemployment benefits will be suspended in Florida on June 26th. FORT MYERS, Fla.– Many unemployment claimants are concerned hackers may be overwhelming the state’s unemployment system by stealing thousands of dollars. Unemployed workers have reported their accounts are being hacked and their money is being transferred to someone else’s account. The matter is so serious that the DEO no longer allows people to change their bank account information online. Instead, the changes must be made over the phone.“How are they getting through the phone lines but the claimants can’t?…Something is happening that goes beyond what we can see,” said unemployment advocate Vanessa Brito. AdvertisementBrito said she is dealing with thousands of people who reportedly have been hacked.“People are angry that hackers got their money and DEO didn’t even catch it,” Brito explained. The DEO said it doesn’t know how much money has been stolen. Job seekers turn to employment centers as unemployment benefits run out June 2, 2021 Job search requirement resumes for Florida unemployment claims June 1, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 AdvertisementTags: DEOunemployment AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced new spring dates as part of their Presto Tour in support of their forthcoming album by the same name, which arrives on January 24th. Indie-groovers Goose along with Magic Beans will provide support throughout the 2020 spring run.Following a quick four-day break of the winter leg of their Presto tour, Pigeons will head to the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH for a show on March 5th. Goose will open for this show–and the next seven–as Pigeons move across the midwest and southeast. After Cleveland, the tour heads to The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI (3/6); Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL (3/7); Delmar Hall in St Louis, MO (3/8); Madison Theater in Covington, KY (3/11); The Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN (3/12); Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN (3/13); and Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA (3/14) before the Magic Beans join a few weeks later at The National in Richmond, VA (4/17).As part of those few weeks off, members of Pigeons and Goose will link up for a special collaboration set dubbed, “Birds of a Feather” at Brooklyn Comes Alive in Brooklyn, NY on March 21st.Goose will rejoin Pigeons following the tour break for night two at The National on April 18th before they return to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY for a two-night run on April 24th-25th to wrap the spring run.Tickets for Pigeons’ new spring dates go on sale Friday, January 17th at 10 a.m. local. Pre-sale begins Wednesday, January 15th at 10 a.m. local time. Visit their website for tickets and more tour information.last_img read more

first_imgSep 21, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – French researchers have found a significant link between one 2009 H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy in adults, a finding that is likely to prompt some countries to take a fresh look to see if adult cases have surfaced in the wake of pandemic vaccine campaigns.The French findings are part of a larger investigation under way through the Vaccine Adverse Event Surveillance and Communication (VAESCO) Consortiu led and funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The data are from a case-control study that was partially included yesterday in a detailed technical report from the ECDC that explored the vaccine-narcolepsy link in eight European countries, including some that didn’t report the problem.Full findings from the French case-control study appeared yesterday on the Web site of the French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM), a group that is similar to the US Food and Drug Administration.Only one vaccine has been linked to the narcolepsy cases, Pandemrix, a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) product that contains its AS03 adjuvant. The vaccine was not used in the United States during the 2009 H1N1 vaccine campaign, but several European countries used it alone or alongside other vaccine formulations. Canada and Brazil also used a very similar GSK pandemic vaccine containing the AS03 adjuvant.Yesterday’s ECDC report confirmed the link between narcolepsy and pandemic 2009 vaccination in Finnish and Swedish kids, and reported that a sensitivity analysis found a narcolepsy link to vaccinated adults when data were pooled from countries that hadn’t already noted an association.The ECDC said more data and case reports will be needed to better understand the link between narcolepsy and the vaccine.The French researchers used a study protocol that was developed by VAESCO for use in the larger ECDC investigation. However, they noted that the study periods used by the wider study and the analysis specific to France are different, with the French study period starting 6 months later and ending 10 months later.In the report yesterday, French investigators said 51 cases of narcolepsy were reported in French patients who were immunized against the pandemic virus; 47 received Pandemrix, but only 3 received Panenza (a nonadjuvanted vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur), and 1 received an undetermined product. All of the narcolepsy cases were confirmed by sleep study tests, and 38 involved cataplexy episodes.During France’s pandemic vaccine campaign, about 4.1 million doses of Pandemrix and about 1.6 million vaccinations with Panenza were administered, according to the report.Researchers found that 22 of the narcolepsy cases were in people 16 years old and older and 28 were in children 8 to 15 years old. Symptom onset occurred from 2 days to 15 months after vaccination. Eight patients—6 adults and 2 teens—had a medical or family history that might explain the condition.The investigators reported that overall the same signal seen in Finnish and Swedish children was found in French children, but the link between Pandemrix and narcolepsy was also detected in French adults.They cautioned that the findings don’t show a causal relationship and that a more thorough investigation should be conducted to explore the link further, including possible environmental or genetic factors.ECDC spokesman Giovanni Mancarella, in response to queries from CIDRAP News, said France is the only country in which an association between the pandemic vaccine and narcolepsy has been observed in adults, most of them younger adults. Though other countries have submitted adult cases to the wider ECDC study, based on the new French findings, they may reinvestigate them.There are more than 100 suspected narcolepsy cases in adults reported in the European Medicine Agency’s EudraVigilance database, the ECDC said.Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said today that it is conducting further study on adult cases, according to a statement in Finnish posted on the group’s Web site. It said the investigation will focus on 40 to 50 adult narcolepsy cases that were diagnosed between 2009 and 2011. About half of the patients had received the pandemic vaccine.It’s not clear why France is the only country that has found the association, Mancarella said, noting that with the data so far, it’s impossible to show a causal relationship between the vaccine and narcolepsy in adults.Yesterday’s technical report included only part of France’s data, and now that complete results have been submitted, Mancarella said, the ECDC will use it to look at the VAESCO case-control data again, with results expected in October.See also:Sep 20 ANSM statement and study (in French)Sep 21 THL statement (in Finnish)Sep 20 ECDC press releaseSep 20 ECDC technical report summarySep 20 ECDC full technical reportSep 20 CIDRAP News story “ECDC studies shed new light on narcolepsy and H1N1 vaccine”last_img read more

first_imgNetherlands: On behalf of all operators, NS has awarded Eneco a contract to supply traction electricity in 2015-25. From 2018 the annual requirement of 1·4TWh/year will be entirely supplied from wind power, 50% generated in the Netherlands. North America: DataTraks is to manage Transportation Technology Center Inc’s Trackside Acoustic Detection System, which is installed at 18 sites in the USA and Canada to detect and flaws in tapered roller bearings on passing trains. Poland: Helica is to supply PKP Intercity with 1900 Lenovo A3500 tablet computers at cost of 12·6m złoty to replace paper documents issued to traincrew and speed the dissemination of information. Catering company Wars has ordered 260 tablets for 0·17m złoty. UK: Network Rail has ordered 500 Funkwerk railfocX handheld GSM-R radios from Hima-Sella. USA: The South Shore Line serving Chicago has introduced mobile ticketing provided by Bytemark.last_img read more