Ballymagroarty councillor says action is needed to tackle joyriding

first_img Pinterest Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleOverturned Artic blocks Bruckless to Killybegs roadNext articlePeople of Gweedore are losing patience with stalled Sewerage Scheme project admin Pinterest Ballymagroarty councillor says action is needed to tackle joyriding A Derry councillor is urging the PSNI to increase its presence in the Ballymagroarty area of the city following a number of joyriding incidents .Cllr Mickey Cooper says he was contacted by a number of residents yesterday morning with concerns about a burnt out car on the Aileach Road which runs through the area.Cllr Cooper says there have been a number of similar incidents in the area over the last few months, and while he wouldn’t says there is a systemic joyriding problem in the area, it is something which should be addressed………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img By admin – December 14, 2015 Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn last_img read more

Stagecoach launch fitness programme for staff

first_imgStagecoach has launched an innovative fitness and wellbeing programme for its employees.The programmewas devised specifically for Stagecoach employees by wellness coach Ellie Hopley (pictured left) and is supported by TV presenter Ferne McCann (right)The home-based #DrivingFitnessTogether plan aims to help the Stagecoach staff improve physical and emotional health through a series of videos covering workouts as well as other aspects of wellbeing including nutrition, hydration, stress management, goal setting, confidence and sleep management.The programme – launched during Stagecoach’s Wellbeing & Safety Week – was devised specifically for Stagecoach employees by wellness coach Ellie Hopley and is supported by TV presenter Ferne McCann. It is thought that Stagecoach has become the first transport company in the country to deliver a nationwide staff wellness initiative.last_img read more

New York Paramedic Stabbed with Needle by Patient

first_imgTROY, New York (WNYT) – What began as a routine medical call at a Hannaford parking lot in Troy soon turned into a scary situation according to Troy Fire Chief Tom Garett. “Upon arrival we had an individual who had taken a heroin overdose, firefighters who are also trained as paramedics were able to get him inside of an ambulance and treat the man with a narcan which reverses the heroin overdose,” said Garett. “They were successful, but he became combative. He stabbed one of our paramedics with a needle or lancet.”last_img

New Jersey Authorizes Paramedics to Carry Buprenorphine

first_imgThe MICU programs can, but are not required to, stock the medication as part of the approved list (formulary) of drugs they can administer. TRENTON (Cape May County Herald) – The State Health Commissioner June 24 authorized paramedics to carry buprenorphine to treat acute withdrawal symptoms after patients have been revived from an opioid overdose with Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug. According to a release, Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal signed an Executive Directive on that date allowing the medical directors of New Jersey’s 21 Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) programs to authorize paramedics to carry buprenorphine, an oral medication used to mitigate what can be severe symptoms of opioid withdrawal after a Naloxone reversal.center_img “Buprenorphine is a critical medication that doesn’t just bring folks into recovery — it can also dampen the devastating effects of opioid withdrawal,” stated Health Commissioner Elnahal. “That’s why equipping our EMS professionals with this drug is so important.” MORElast_img read more

PAISD celebrates school board with special recognition this month

first_img The Port Arthur ISD board is responsible for an annual budget of $122,776,372 million, 7,938 students, 1,310 employees and 16 campuses.Board members serving Port Arthur ISD are: Brandon Bartie, President; Robert Reid, Secretary; Trustees Debra Ambroise, Dianne Brown, Joseph Guillory II, Lloyd Marie Johnson and Kenneth Lofton Sr.Porterie said it’s more important than ever before that communities support public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. The Port Arthur Independent School District is joining 1,024 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie announced this week.“Our school board members are volunteers who shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices for our district, all without pay,” he said. “Their goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.”Serving as a link between the community and classroom, school board members are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for public schools. “Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community,’” Porterie said.“Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated. The Board members will be recognized during a special presentation in the Jan. 26 Board meeting.”last_img read more

The Following News Release Contains Potentially Disturbing Content: Trigger Warnings Fail to Help and May Even Harm

first_imgSummary: New research suggests that trigger warnings have little or no benefit in cushioning the blow of potentially disturbing content and, in some cases, may make things worse. Worryingly, the researchers discovered that trigger warnings seem to increase the extent to which people see trauma as central to their identity, which can worsen the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the long run. In academic settings, a trigger warning is typically an alert given by a teacher or professor that upcoming content or course materials may be distressing to individuals who have experienced certain traumatic life events. Such warnings are intended to give students the opportunity to step outside of the lecture hall or to overlook certain passages in reading assignments. According to a 2016 survey conducted by National Public Radio, about half of professors said they have used a trigger warning in advance of introducing potentially difficult material. Overall, the researchers found little statistical differences in the reactions of both groups. Neither seemed to be spared the emotional impact of reading the text. Whether trigger warnings are explicitly harmful was less clear, though Jones and his colleagues did find evidence that trigger warnings increased the belief that their trauma is an essential part of a survivor’s life story, which research has shown is countertherapeutic. The debate about trigger warnings has raged over the past decade, yet until very recently there was no science or research to inform the practice. “Science is perhaps the most powerful tool we have available for finding the truth. Why did no one think to use it earlier?” Jones concluded. A new study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science shines additional light on this ongoing debate and finds that trigger warnings offer little to no help in avoiding painful memories and perhaps are even harmful for the survivors of past emotional trauma. “Over the past decade, there has been extensive debate on the appropriateness of trigger warnings, particularly in academic environments, where they have been accused of promoting censorship,” Jones said. “Other critics have suggested the trigger warnings may create an unrealistic bubble, free from negative thoughts, which would not prepare students for life beyond academia.”Until recently, much of this debate was based on conjecture with little scientific research to back up claims either way. “I was surprised that something so small—a few trigger warnings in a short experiment—could influence the way someone views their trauma,” noted Jones. “In our culture, I think we overemphasize how important trauma should be in a person’s life. Trigger warnings are one example of this.” # # # To improve the body of research on this topic, Jones and his colleagues conducted a randomized experiment among two groups of people who had experienced a serious trauma in the past. For some, traumatic events leave deep psychological scars that can resurface many years later as renewed emotional pain or unwanted memories. In an effort to spare survivors reminders of past trauma, some institutions and individuals provide so-called trigger warnings, alerts that an upcoming program or text may contain unsettling content. Recently, however, a growing body of research has called into question the effectiveness of trigger warnings. “Specifically, we found that trigger warnings did not help trauma survivors brace themselves to face potentially upsetting content,” said Payton Jones, a researcher at Harvard University and lead author on the study. “In some cases, they made things worse.” Clinical Psychological Science publishes advances in clinical science and provides a venue for cutting-edge research across a wide range of conceptual views, approaches, and topics. For a copy of this article, “Helping or Harming? The Effect of Trigger Warnings on Individuals With Trauma Histories,” and access to other research in Psychological Science, contact [email protected] Jones, P. J., et al. (2020) Helping or Harming? The Effect of Trigger Warnings on Individuals With Trauma Histories. Clinical Psychological Science, Both groups read a series of literature passages. One group received trigger warnings prior to distressing passages while the other did not. Participants rated their emotions after reading each passage and also completed a series of questionnaires at the end. APS is the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders. Our members provide a richer understanding of the world through their research, teaching, and application of psychological science. We are passionate about supporting psychological scientists in these pursuits, which we do by sharing cutting-edge research across all areas of the field through our journals and conventions; promoting the integration of scientific perspectives within psychological science and with related disciplines; fostering global connections among our members; engaging the public with our research to promote broader understanding and awareness of psychological science; and advocating for increased support for psychological science in the public policy arena.last_img read more

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage at WCU Bardo Arts Center Feb. 24th

first_imgThe WCU Bardo Arts Center Performance Series presents bluegrass superstars Rhonda Vincent and the Rage on February 24, 2017 at 7:30PM. This is a ticketed event, purchasing details listed below.Dubbed “the new queen of bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, Vincent began her professional musical career at the age of 5. She has captured numerous awards over the years from the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, including Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year honors. Her band, The Rage, includes award-winning musicians Hunter Berry on fiddle, Brent Burke on dobro, Mickey Harris on bass, Aaron McDaris on banjo, and Josh Williams on guitar. Vincent and her band received the SPBGMA Instrumental Group of the Year award last year and the group released a new live album in December.For tickets or further information, visit the Bardo Arts Center box office Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., or one hour prior to each ticketed performance. Tickets and information can also be found online at or by calling the box office at 828.227.2479.last_img read more

SA stars at Freestyle Dance Worlds

first_imgTitles Tatijana Ignaijtov added another podium placing for South Africa by finishing second in the under-8 Girls Premier Champ Division in the Freestyle discipline. The five-member squad returned from the global showpiece as the most successful South African team to compete at the championships, which have been held in Blackpool since the early 1980s. Kalon Badenhorst of Johannesburg starred, claiming four world titles to become the only dancer ever to achieve the feat in a single championship. The Freestyle World Championships is organised by Anna Jones, the president of the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA). The IDTA is one of the world’s largest examination boards, covering the full spectrum of dance examinations on a global scale, with over 7 000 members in 55 countries. Runner-up The Bishop Bavin learner from Bedfordview, Johannesburg, who is a member of Diana Moore Dance World, also reached the final in the Slowdance, but had to withdraw due to illness. 11 July 2013 Freestyle is an evolved version of Disco dance, and has developed sub- categories in which dancers compete solo, in couples and groups. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and acrobatic movements. South African dancers excelled at the 2013 Freestyle Dance World Championships in Blackpool, England recently, winning four titles. SAinfo reporter The 15-year-old schoolboy secured wins in the under-16 Championship Boys Street Style, Freestyle and Slowdance solo categories. Dancing solo in the under-14 Girls Premier Champ Division, Minnaar reached the finals of both the Freestyle and Slowdance, and ended up placing sixth and fourth respectively. Badenhorst is a member of the Daniel Swanepoel Dance Studio in Randburg and Minnaar a member of Dance Zone International in Bryanston. Badenhorst also partnered with 13-year-old Courtney Minnaar, also of Johannesburg, to secure the Under-16 Freestyle Couples world title. last_img read more

Developer of Android App That Transmits Users’ Voice Mail Passwords Denies Malicious Intent

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finley Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news Related Posts Update:Google has lifted the suspension of the apps in question.Many news outlets, including ReadWriteWeb reported yesterday that the first piece of Android malware may have been discovered in the wild. It now appears that we were mistaken. In an interview with Android Tapp Jackeey Wu, the developer of the wallpaper app in question, denied malicious intent. He said he was gathering device information to take advantage of favoriting features in Android.In my applications I collected some device data, not user data.I collected the screen size to return more suitable wallpaper for the phone. More and More users emailed me telling that they love my wallpaper apps so much, because that even “Background” can’t well suited the phone’s screen.I also collected device id,phone number and subscriber id, it has no relationship with user data. There are few apps in Android market has the favorites feature. Many users suggest that I should provide the feature so I use the these to identify the device, so they can favorite the wallpapers more conveniently, and resume his favorites after system resetting or changing the phone.In a follow-up on its blog, Lookout, the security company that originally reported that the wallpaper apps were transmitting data, notes that the app did disclose that it was accessing phone data. However, not every app that accesses data actually transmits it off the device, and Wu’s apps did not disclose that phone information would be collected (enterprises most certainly are not going to want employees voice mail passwords transmitted to third parties, regardless of that third party’s intentions). Whether Wu himself knew he’d be collecting passwords along with users’ phone numbers, we do not know. We have not been able to find a way to contact Wu.We will update with additional information as it becomes available.center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more