Government to publish new guidelines on cyber-bullying

first_imgNews Google+ Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre WhatsApp Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Government to publish new guidelines on cyber-bullying Google+ New guidelines will be published by the Government today which will see all schools forced to address cyber-bullying.Education Minister Ruairi Quinn will unveil the new procedures this afternoon – and it’s expected they’ll call for all primary and secondary schools to develop an anti-bullying policy with the input of parents, teachers and pupils.The new guidelines follow months of review and the Action Plan on Bullying which was published earlier this year.Ian Power of youth website SpunOut-dot- IE, says the Department of Education will need to keep a close eye on schools to make sure they’re properly implemented….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/pow830.mp3[/podcast] Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By News Highland – September 13, 2013 center_img Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Previous articleWoman arrested in relation to Bundoran hit-and-run releasedNext articleNorthwest MEP says Seanad should examine and analyse European laws News Highland last_img read more

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Man, 56, shot to death at PA washateria

first_img Next UpThe man was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont but died. His name was not released as of Wednesday afternoon pending notification of next of kin.The washateria is open 24 hours a day and does not have gaming machines.The PAPD Crime Scene Unit was called and processed the scene. The Criminal Investigations Division is investigating.This marks the 13th homicide of the year in the city. A 56-year-old man is dead after a shooting at an all-night washateria early Wednesday.Police were dispatched at 1:47 a.m. to the washateria, 2925 25th St., which is near Memorial Boulevard and behind El Paisano Family Food store.When police arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the torso, according to a press release from the Port Arthur Police Department.center_img Persons with information on this or any other crime are asked to call PAPD at 983-8600 or Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at 833-TIPS (8477). You won’t be asked your name and may be eligible for a cash reward. You may also make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by downloading the P3Tips app on your smartphone.last_img read more

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Football Talk: Harkins taunts Rangers fans, referee sent off

first_imgSomething Chris Iwelumo would be proud of…It’s the thought that counts…It’s evident Dundee United don’t score many goals if the club celebrate with the word “howitzer”. Richard Sellers / EMPICS Sport SNSYou thought today’s pitches were bad? In 1979 Inverness Thistle and Falkirk finally played their Scottish Cup fixture. It had been postponed a British record 29 times because of weather. Falkirk won 4-0. SNS Dundee’s Gary Harkins is enjoying the Scottish Cup pre-match build up by getting on the wrong side of the Rangers supporters. His side will meet the Ibrox club if they see off Dumbarton on Tuesday and he’s taken a cheeky swipe at their history…or lack of it.Meanwhile, Turkish side Trabzonspor found out what happened when one of their players took the red card and showed it to the referee. In the English lower leagues a goalkeeper actually did what we’ve all been waiting for and scored an injury time winner. And it was so much better than you’d ever imagine. Brian Laudrup. The former Rangers and Denmark winger, who played in Scotland between 1994-1998 was born 1969. Celtic’s Ryan Christie also turns 21 today.last_img read more

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Shvetsov in record Comrades run

first_img17 June 2008After setting a “down run” record in 2007, Russia’s Leonid Shvetsov added the “up run” record in Sunday’s Comrades Marathon, and became the first man since the legendary Bruce Fordyce to win back-to-back titles.He clocked 5:24.48 for the Durban to Pietermaritzburg route to better the record of 5:25.33 set by Vladimir Kotov in 2000.A medical doctor, Shvetsov stopped practising so he could concentrate full-time on his racing and it paid off on Sunday as he banked R470 000 for winning the Comrades and breaking the record.DominatingIt was a dominating victory; his winning time was 13 minutes and 55 seconds ahead of second-placed Jaroslav Janicki, the 1999 champion. Zimbabwe’s Stephen Muzhingi finished over a minute behind the Pole to claim third spot.Oleg Kharitonov, the 2006 champion, finished in fourth, followed by Grigory Murzin in fifth, which gave Russia three of the top five finishers.It also marked the first time that the top five failed to feature a South African.South Africa’s top finisher was Harmans Mokgadi, who took sixth place in 5:47.09. He was followed just over a minute later by Mncedisi Mkhize.RemarkableFormer three-time up run winner Vladimir Kotov ended in eighth place, a remarkable performance for a man who is 50 years of age.Johan Oosthuizen took ninth, while sentimental South African favourite and KwaZulu-Natal local Willie Mtolo picked up the final gold medal by ending in tenth position.The women’s race was won by Russian Elena Nurgalieva, who claimed her third up run victory.AdversityHer triumph didn’t come without adversity; Nurgalieva suffered a fall just 10 kilometres into the race, tripping over a cat’s eye in the road, which scraped up her left knee, leading to some very visible bleeding.Her time was 6:14:36, over five minutes slower than the up run record she set two years ago but, said Nurgalieva, she ran to win, not to break the record.Her twin sister Olesya took second place, almost a minute-and-a-half further back, with Tatyana Zhirkova taking the final podium position.With Marina Myshlyanova ending fourth and Marina Bychkova fifth, Russians secured a 1-2-3-4-5 finish.Top South AfricanIt meant that, as had happened in the men’s race, there was no South African in the top five. Riana van Niekerk, in sixth, led the Rainbow Nation’s runners, finishing two places ahead of Farwa Mentoor, who had been South Africa’s best performer in the Comrades for six years in succession.Maria Bak closely mirrored Vladimir Kotov’s performance in the men’s race. The 49-year-old German finished in a strong seventh-place.Lesley Train and Carol Mercer completed the top 10.Most Comrades finishesA remarkable record went the way of Dave Rogers, who recorded his 43rd finish in the Comrades Marathon. By finishing in just over 11 hours, he beat over a third of the field.Rogers, who first ran the race in 1961, was met at the finishing line by Clive Crawley, with whom he had shared the previous record for the most completed Comrades Marathons.His record includes winning three gold medals, with a best ever finish of third in 1976.Enthusiastic supportAs if the race was not tough enough for the over 11 000 runners, a warm day made it even tougher, but it also meant that the route was flooded with the type of vociferous and enthusiastic support that has become synonymous with the Comrades Marathon.In a heart-warming recognition of the Comrades Marathon’s roots, the Reveille was played and the national flag lowered after the 12-hour cutoff as a tribute to those fallen comrades from the First World War after whom the world famous race was named.RESULTSMenLeonid Shvetsov 5:24.46Jaroslaw Janicki 5:38.28Stephen Muzhingi 5:39.39Oleg Kharitonov 5:42.02Grigory Murzin 5:43.06Harmans Mogkadi 5:47.09Mncedisi Mkhize 5:48.17Vladimir Kotov 5:48.41Johan Oosthuizen 5:50.52Willie Mtolo 5:53.35 WomenElena Nurgalieva 6:14.36Olesya Nurgalieva 6:15.51Tatyana Zhirkova 6:17.44Marina Myshlyanova 6:30.48Marina Bychkova 6:38.00Riana Van Niekerk 6:43.30Maria Bak 6:53.31Farwa Mentoor 6:59.39Lesley Train 7:02.08Carol Mercer 7:09.36 Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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SAA launches mobile portal

first_img“Forget about making unnecessary phone calls or logging on to countless websites to get the information you need while you are on the go. Anywhere, anytime, information about your travels is at your fingertips.” “It’s a single source of information for the traveller,” SAA chief information officer Mike Re said in a statement earlier this month. In phase three, also scheduled to be introduced towards the end of the year, customers will be able to check-in for a flight and board a flight by scanning their cellphone at a boarding gate using 2D barcode technology to be implemented at airports. 31 August 2009 The new initiative is in partnership with Star Alliance, the international airline network to which SAA belongs. Star Alliance developed the Common IT Mobile Platform which SAA used to launch its own portal for customers. The mobile portal allows travellers to access airline flight schedules, directions to airline lounges at airports around the world, flight arrival and departure information, destination information such as weather forecasts for any city in the world, and a currency converter. The portal is a universal feed able to access information on any airline and destination in the world. Airline customers can also access World Tracer information, which tracks requests made about baggage, through the mobile portal. “This tool allows you track where your baggage request is with an airline and how close it is in the process to being resolved,” said Re. “This convenient tool means no more clicking away to find the rest of the page not in your view because of the limited size of your cellphone screen,” said Re.center_img SAA plans to increase the functionality of the mobile portal with the launch of a secon, more interactive phase later this year. Customers will be able to request their frequent flyer mileage status, get notifications of irregular flight operations such as flight delays, and check flight itineraries. Increasing functionality The portal is currently available in English, German, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and is accessible by logging on to http://mobile.flysaa.com or http://m.flysaa.com South African Airways (SAA) has become the first airline in Africa to launch a mobile portal that allows travellers to access comprehensive travel and airline information from one point of reference, anywhere, anytime, using their mobile phones. The first phase of the initiative is not controlled by usernames and passwords – once you enter the address, the information needed is readily available with a few clicks and entries. And once you enter the site, the application automatically scales to the size of your handset. Single information source SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Internet of Things (IoT): Federal Government Spending $9 Billion on IoT

first_imgThe Internet of Things (IoT) market of sensors and on-line devices is growing fast.  One player in the IoT market that you might not expect is the Federal government.  According to a new report by analyst firm Govini, the federal government spent nearly $9 billion on IoT technology in 2015, a 20 percent increase from the previous year.  Within the government, the agency which spends the most on IoT is the US Department of Defense (DoD).How is the government using IoT?  The DoD, for example, purchases large numbers of sensors used for threat detection and communications in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Sensors are being deployed in a way that deploys sensors to help save the lives of soldiers.  Matt Hummer, director at Govini, said that “for the DOD and its mission, the opportunity cost is high.”IoT categories include infrastructure, software and security and devices.  The biggest growth in federal spending is in the area of sensors and data collectors which saw a 55.9 percent increase over the previous year.  The top three categories of federal spending are software applications, endpoint defenses, and sensors and data collectors.last_img read more

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Foreign Ministry Meets with Stakeholders Ahead of COTED Meeting

first_imgOfficials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade on Tuesday, June 25, held talks with key public and private sector representatives on matters of regional integration and the trade agenda.The meeting, held at the Ministry’s Dominica Drive headquarters, was requested by Portfolio Minister, Hon. A. J. Nicholson, to get the input from stakeholders in preparation for the special session of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in September.COTED has primary responsibility for executing the trade and development agenda of CARICOM and the implementation of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).The meeting looked at the strategic direction of the Council; participation of the private sector on trade delegations; provided an update on the Draft Foreign Trade Policy; and gave a report on the Minister’s official visit to Brazil from June 10 to 14.State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, updated the group on the outcomes of the recently held 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from June 16 to 19.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Ambassador, Paul Robotham , who read a statement from Minister Nicholson, who was absent due to illness, said that Jamaica’s private sector must be prepared to be part of the leadership of the trade agenda in the country’s growth programme.He said the private sector, which is the engine of growth, “holds the handle on the push for growth, which is that enduring element of sustainable development in the economy with trade as the centre piece.”“This has certainly proven to be so within the parameters of today’s global economic framework,” he added.Contact: E. Hartman Reckordlast_img read more

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Womens Resource Society begins One Bag Challenge

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society has started their One Bag Challenge.The challenge sees residents donate single or multiple bags of groceries to the society and challenge another person or business to do the same. All contributions from the challenge will be given to needy people and families in the community.The society’s Outreach and Health Coordinator Jenn Brown explained that while food is important, cash donations and household goods like diapers are also welcome to the cause. “Everything we do we have to be accountable for,” said Brown. “We’re accountable for our community and our community relies on us as much as we rely on the community. It’s like helping hands.”Brown added that if residents are donating food that non-perishables are best due to their long shelf life.“There are all kinds of things we do to try and keep our community safer. if people have food they won’t be trying to rip off a store.”The one bag challenge runs until the end of August. Residents looking to get involved can bring groceries to the Women’s Resource Society at 10051 100 Avenue.last_img read more

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NYAY funds will come from pockets of chor businessmen Rahul

first_imgBokakhat (Assam): Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday that funds for the ambitious ‘NYAY’ scheme will come from pockets of “chor” businessmen favoured by ‘Chowkidar’ Narendra Modi. Addressing a rally in the Upper Assam town of Bokakhat, Gandhi said the Congress, if voted to power, guarantees to deposit Rs 72,000 annually to 20 per cent poor Indian families under the NYAY scheme. “Modi had promised to deposit money in the accounts of people, but he has done it only in the case of some rich businessmen like the Ambanis. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The money (for NYAY scheme) will come from the pockets of ‘chor’ (thieves) like Anil Ambani, to whom Chowkidar Narendra Modi has given money during the last four years… We will deposit it in the accounts of the poor, particularly women, irrespective of their caste, class or religion,” he said. The party has promised to roll out the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) scheme, under which Rs 72,000 would be deposited in bank accounts of the women belonging to poor families, annually. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The Congress chief said the rich people employ ‘chowkidars’ (watchmen), which the prime minister has turned into for them. He said the country was witnessing the worst unemployment scenario and promised that his Congress party would ensure facilities for youths to start their own businesses. He also said the Congress, if voted to power, would not allow the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill. The Congress will restore special status of northeastern states and bring in an industrial policy to make the region a manufacturing hub, he said. Gandhi also said the Congress committed to ensuring minimum wages for tea garden workers that PM Modi had failed to fulfil. Polling for the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam will be held in three phases, starting April 11.last_img read more

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Of press freedom and confident women

first_imgEducate yourselves on two buzzwords key to those who present news to you: censorship and freedom of expression; Trace the rise of television journalism and what it is now, in the words of a veteran journalist; And finally, learn why women must, and can, overcome people-pleasing. Here is a list of books, which you can add in your bookshelf: ‘War over Words: Censorship in India, 1930-1960’ by Devika Sethi Debates over freedom of expression make a significant chunk of the civic thought in a democracy like India. Censorship, too, has been an universal phenomenon throughout history. This book is about the history of censorship of publications in India over three crucial decades – encompassing the Gandhian anti-colonial movement, the Second World War, Partition, and the early years of Independent India. Also Read – The Puja carnival”In India, the contest over ideas and identities did not end in 1947; neither did the use of print as a means of disseminating views of various hues. Censorship, did not cease in 1947, and this book explores censorship of the printed word in India in the 15 years before and after independence from British rule,” the author wrote in the introduction. ‘The Indian Newsroom’ by Sandeep Bhushan The book, written by veteran journalist Sandeep Bhushan, asks pertinent questions of television journalism in its introduction, and tries to answer them in its pages: What caused the death of field-based reportage, and the marginalisation of reporters? What is access journalism, and what’s wrong with it? How did India evolve the star system? Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraIt goes on to ask: Is the reporter-editor relationship necessarily adversarial? How does the owner-editor system, perhaps unique to India, work in practice? And importantly, how does India compare to more mature industries, like those in the USA or UK? Expressing his thoughts over the changing face of TV journalism, the debut author has written in detail about studios, stars and the unmaking of reporters. ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals’ by Rachel Hollis “…Like many other women, I’m still in the process of overcoming a lifetime of people-pleasing,” that’s how the founder of a lifestyle website, Rachel Hollis, introduces her new book ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’. Hollis says that she has seen it too often: women not living to their full potential. The book, tailor-made for women who undersell themselves, identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviours to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence and believing in yourself.last_img read more

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