Proud moments as Donegal woman is named Paramedic of the Year

first_imgDonegal woman Caroline French has been honoured as Paramedic of the Year by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.The Lifford native, who is a Community Paramedic in Castlederg, received the title at the first ever NIAS Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony.Caroline’s colleagues had nominated her for her outstanding service to the community, and, according to the NIAS, all staff faced stiff competition as the standards were so high. Paramedic of the Year – Caroline French (Community Paramedic, Castlederg), receiving her NIAS award from Hazel Winning, AHP Lead DOHSome 150 guests attended the awards ceremony in Templepatrick last Thursday, which was a roaring success as nominees joined with staff who were to receive their Long Service Medals for service of 20 years or more.Caroline was among the thirty eight staff who were celebrated for their dedication to providing the highest standards of patient care to those who need the services.The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride, in his address praised their work and commitment to patient care. He assured them that their value and worth is recognised across the HSC family.The night was full of proud moments, while Lord Lieutenant for Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie, was effusive in her praise for crew members and, as she made clear, she was doing so from the perspective of someone who has used the services. Proud moments as Donegal woman is named Paramedic of the Year was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ambulance servicecaroline frenchparamediclast_img read more

Toms ready for English title clash

first_imgNortholt’s Ryan Toms will aim to take his career to a new level when he challenges for the English light-middleweight title this weekend.The 30-year-old former solider faces defending champion Erick Ochieng at Alexandra Palace on Saturday night.Toms, who was once on QPR’s books, will be looking to repeat the form he showed when he destroyed Nathan Weise in two rounds to regain the southern area title in July.Ochieng is confident.A victory this time would put him in the frame for a shot at the British title and although Ochieng, 25, is the favourite, Toms’ manager Dave Currivan is convinced his man will prevail.“It’ll be a tough one this, but I really think Ryan can do it,” Currivan told West London Sport.“His training’s gone really well, he’s looked good in sparring and is ready for Saturday night.“I know Erick Ochieng from the amateurs and he’s a strong boy, but so’s Ryan so this one I’m sure will be a good fight.”The bout is on the undercard of former world title challenger Tony Bellew’s light-heavyweight clash with Colombian Edison Miranda.Ochieng, from Stoke Newington, has won 10 of his 11 professional contests and is confident he will see off the West Londoner’s challenge.“Ryan’s a good fighter – he’s a tough southpaw – but we’ve got what it takes to be successful in this fight,” he said.“We know he can fight and he’s got a good left hand, so we’re going to be smart, box him and break him down.”See also:Toms blasts away Weise to regain titleNortholt boxer Toms regains title Patel shines but Lancashire stay aliveFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Steph Curry sighted with no wrist brace, has message for Dubs

first_imgOver a very wholesome looking meal at home, the couple is rooting the team on and Steph says playfully, “We’re watching you.”Also, if you look closely, the brace that has been a constant on Steph since he broke his left hand during the Oct. … Brace off of Steph’s hand 🤗🤗 https://t.co/yd9AsHhUC6— OG (@IceSchmaltz) December 10, 2019Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and wife Ayesha posted a message for Warriors and Warriors fans during the team’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.last_img read more

A Closer Look at Facebook’s New Privacy Options

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#Features#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img marshall kirkpatrick Chances are you wouldn’t tell grandma about the wild party you went to last Saturday night. Likewise, you might have spent Sunday evening at home knittin’ a mitten and only feel secure enough in your manhood to share pictures of your fiber craft with family. While real life communication lets us share different things with different people, online social networking has tended to have two modes: public or private. Last week, Facebook announced a move to support a much more sophisticated understanding of privacy that’s more like what real people have in real life. It’s a major shift in how Facebook works. We think the initial reporting on the news missed the point (ours certainly did) and the new privacy features are poorly implemented so far – but the changes being made on Facebook are important.When Facebook announced last week that users will now have a new set of privacy options for sharing content, we got the story wrong. We thought everyone’s shared items were going to be changed to public by default, but Facebook HQ emailed to tell us that only people with public profiles would see that happen. Those are the only people to see the new interface so far. Users whose privacy settings are set to friends only will maintain that as their default setting in the future, the company says.We think most other reports on the news missed a key point, too, though. Everyone focused on the new option for shared messages to be publicly visible outside the constraints of a Facebook user’s friends network – people called it a shot at the wide open paradigm of Twitter. In fact, the biggest change may be that sharing options are becoming much more granular – more human.A Different Understanding of PrivacyHow can anything shared on the internet be considered private? University of Massachusetts-Amherst Legal Studies student Chris Peterson tackles the contemporary reality of privacy on Facebook in a very readable new draft thesis paper titled Saving Face: The Privacy Architecture of Facebook (PDF).Peterson argues that the idea that anything published ought to be understood as intended for public distribution is an antiquated understanding from the era when publishing was expensive and required a lot of effort. The opposite is true today. Likewise, Peterson argues that the dominant legal framework today “recognizes as private only that which is completely secret.”Instead, Peterson says that a more appropriate understanding of privacy today is based on context. We expect our communication to go on in an appropriate context (no drinking in church or praying in the bar) and we expect to understand how our communication will be distributed. If a college friend took photos of you drinking in a bar and showed them off to people in church, you might feel your privacy has been violated in both appropriateness and distribution. The bar is a public place, though, and not completely secret. Thus the need for a more sophisticated understanding of privacy that is more than mere secrecy.Privacy on FacebookFacebook to date has not supported such a sophisticated understanding. It has prided itself in talking about privacy and limiting visibility of user messages to a user’s friends. Are all your friends in one big bucket, though, in real life? Now that grandma, the boss, younger siblings, clergy, cops, creeps and others are all on Facebook – the only safe way to communicate in this all-or-nothing privacy environment is to be very bland and only share things that will be appropriate for everyone.“…the privacy architecture of Facebook destroys contextual integrity, because almost every aspect of its design directly con?icts with norms of distribution.” Peterson writes. “The way information ?ows through Facebook is nothing at all like the way information ?ows through the corporeal world. It is an ‘environment that is fundamentally unnatural, in con?ict with the one we evolved to live in.’ This tension between individual and environment causes the most common privacy problems experienced by members of Facebook…Facebook is a ‘system that communicates everything to everyone at the same time’ and in the same space.”Now: The New Privacy on FacebookPerhaps no longer! The new Facebook publishing feature lets users share things with just a particular list of their friends. (Or with the public at large if they so choose.) The contexts are un-collapsed. Communication is human again. That’s a very big deal and is the kind of change that could make far more people comfortable sharing far more information about their lives on Facebook. It’s also a feature that no major competitor (namely Twitter) offers.Facebook may be solving one of the biggest problems in social networking – the unnaturally uncontrollable nature of communication. This new feature is clearly still in its infancy; even users who are able to control who sees their messages can’t control visibility of other actions, like joining groups. Mobile clients remain dumb “all or nothing” publishing tools when it comes to privacy.We still stand behind what we have said in our previous coverage of Facebook and privacy – that the walled-garden approach of the site represents a huge loss of opportunity in innovation in tracking public sentiment and data mining. Looking elsewhere for now, though, it’s very interesting to note positive developments towards a more sophisticated privacy policy. Once this feature is rolled out to all Facebook users, we expect that group creation and curation will become more common activities and we also expect that net effect on public messaging will be a big increase. There may be something in it for everyone, privacy minded people, people who want to discuss things in appropriate contexts and conversation scientists wanting more public messaging to analyze.Too Bad It’s So ConfusingUnfortunately, it’s very difficult to manage the new privacy settings as they are currently constituted. Several members of our staff struggled to make changes to message-specific and default privacy settings really stick. The feature is confusing if not outright broken. A lot of messages intended for limited distribution are going to be sent out wider than the author intended. That’s not good.Ultimately some more clarity around just what Facebook wants to do with privacy would be really helpful. The company tends to talk in very simple terms to its users but has recently hired professional lobbyists in both the US and Europe to advance its privacy agenda. But what is that agenda? From the UK Guardian last week:According to Chris Kelly, the Californian web company’s chief privacy officer, the five-year-old startup has been engaging in talks with government officials in various countries for some time, but its growing size and importance means it is essential they “understand our philosophy”.He said: “There is a concern we’ve had for some time that – in a well-meaning attempt to protect consumers – legislators or regulators would end up passing laws that would keep people from the beneficial sharing of information.” We emailed Facebook last week to ask “what is that philosophy?” and the usually responsive communications team there has sent no reply. Update:Facebook has replied and we’ll be interviewing Chris Kelly as soon as possible in our ongoing coverage of these issues. The company’s privacy policy is readily available but that doesn’t speak to some of the most important nuances when it comes to a new form of communication for hundreds of millions of people.This newest change in the privacy options for sharing content on Facebook represents a major change to the nature of communicating on the site. If it’s implemented well it could make a dramatic difference in the way people use the site. Given the change underway and the company’s move to lobby governments around the world in favor of its privacy philosophy, we think it would be a good idea to have a more thorough public conversation about what that philosophy is. Related Posts last_img read more

Terrence Romeo dedicates game to ‘best friends’ and former TNT teammates Jericho Cruz, RR Garcia

first_img‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Coconut thrown on field during soccer’s Edinburgh derby Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew When asked why he offered his game to Cruz and Garcia, Romeo simply said the two are his “best friends.”The 27-year-old Romeo also said the best-of-three series against TNT is just like any other game to him and the matchup is about the Beermen and KaTropa and not about himself and his former squad.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel Beer guard Terrence Romeo had his family to thank following his performance in Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals against TNT on Saturday.He also cryptically dedicated his game to his former TNT teammates RR Garcia and Jericho Cruz during the post-game interview after he was adjudged as the Best Player of the Game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “Binabati ko rin Jericho Cruz at tsaka si RR Garcia. Para sa inyong dalawa ‘to mga ‘tol,” Romeo told ESPN5’s Selina Dagdag during a TV interview.(I also want to greet Jericho Cruz and RR Garcia. This one is for you both brothers.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCruz is currently in the injury list while Garcia was let go by the KaTropa in the middle of the conference.Romeo had 15 points off the bench in his first game against TNT since his trade to San Miguel last December following a fallout. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ View commentslast_img read more