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Medical and personal info being shared online following cyber attack – Claim

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Medical and personal info being shared online following cyber attack – Claim Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows It’s claimed medical and personal information about patients IS now being shared online.The Financial Times says it’s seen screenshots and files, following the cyber attack by hackers on the HSE.The records available online include internal health files, minutes of meetings, equipment purchase details, and correspondence with patients.Head of the HSE, Paul Reid, is describing the ransomware attack as ‘unfair, unjust and incomprehensible’.Technology Correspondent Jess Kelly says some very sensitive data is now being shared online:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/kelly830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – May 19, 2021 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous article10% stamp duty introduced on purchase of 10 or more housesNext articleWilliam O’Connor named Assistant Manager at UCD News Highland last_img read more

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What’s in a name?

By on January 11, 2020

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POOR Van Nuys. You’ve got to feel bad for a community that has neighborhood after neighborhood seeking names of their own. San Fernando Valley’s oldest community has already lost portions of its territory to residents who broke off and formed Lake Balboa and Valley Village. And now residents in a goodly chunk of the remaining neighborhood – that on the west side of the 405 Freeway – are applying to the city to break off and join Lake Balboa. There’s a certain sense to the argument by the proponents who say they share more in common with the neighborhood of Lake Balboa than Van Nuys. But those fighting to keep the already-depleted Van Nuys together argue that changing a name of part of the Valley’s historic central neighborhood won’t change the gang crime and other problems. Though the proposal is merely a name change – no one is actually moving anything anywhere – there is sure some hard squabbling over the proposal. Residents ought to be able to call their neighborhoods more or less whatever they want. After all, it’s all still Los Angeles, and not even a new moniker is going to improve their quality of life – unless of course there’s some dramatic changes at City Hall.last_img read more

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Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in giant slalom to start her second Olympics

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgEagleVail’s Mikaela Shiffrin had to wait three days to kick off her second Olympics because of weather delays, but she seized the moment in spectacular fashion when it finally came Wednesday night, claiming the gold medal in giant slalom.Shiffrin, who took silver in giant slalom at the 2017 world championships, is the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in GS since Julie Mancuso stormed through a fierce snowstorm at the 2006 Turin Games to claim gold. Two other American women have won …last_img read more

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Better luck next time

By on December 19, 2019

first_imgKhanyi MagubaneTwelve-year-old Themba has a dream. He dreams about making it into his school’s football team. It would be his entry into the world of the sport, and lead him to his other dream, to be just like his hero, South African football legend Lucas Radebe.He asks his dad to help him to achieve his dream. Every day they practise in the backyard. His father records football matches and teaches him the finer points of playing the game well. After several weeks of practice, his father is convinced his son is ready for the football trials, where the football coach at his son’s school will pick the team.Themba and his father show up bright and early on a Saturday morning at the school’s football ground, prepared and proud. Other parents are there too, to support their children.The moment of truth arrives. All the hopefuls are put through a series of tests, kicking the ball, sprinting and playing mock matches. The head coach and his assistants watch closely, scribbling in their notebooks. Themba gives it his all. He kicks with all his might, he runs faster than he ever has before. The other boys are just as strong, if not stronger, but he is hopeful. This is after all, his dream.The coach and his helpers then withdraw to confer. Half an hour later they call the boys back to the field. The head coach gives a little speech before announcing the successful candidates.He tells them what a difficult decision it was to pick the final 16 players as all of them had displayed “a great amount of courage and enthusiasm”. But at the end of the day, a choice must be made.As the names of the successful players are called, they step forward. Themba’s heart is beating fast. He glances over to the stands where his father is sitting. Dad gives him the two thumbs up and is beaming from ear to ear.With each name called, Themba is certain the next will be his. Then his excitement starts turning to doubt. Maybe, just maybe, he didn’t cut it. His worst fears are realised when the 16th name is called. An overwhelming mixture of anger and disappointment comes over Themba. This time, he find is difficult to look at his father.His dad is crushed for his son. How could this be? He watched Themba give it his all, he worked so hard, what went wrong? “This is a travesty of justice,” Themba’s father says. He was going to fix this once and for all.He stomps onto the field and heads directly for the head coach. Accustomed to this behaviour from irate parents, the coach is calm. He explains that Themba was not as strong or as fast as the other kids. “Better luck next time,” he says.On the way back home, Themba’s dad tries to encourage his son. He tells him the coach made a wrong decision, that he knows nothing about football. Themba tries to hide his disappointment, but he’s clearly broken.But he is consoled that his father has so much faith in him. Silently, in that moment, he decides that next year he’s going to try again. He is going to make his father, and Lucas Radebe, proud of him.For me, Themba’s story represents the story of Team South Africa at the Beijing Olympics. There is no doubt that this was by far our worst performance, and much has been said about the lack of adequate funding and training. I’ve heard of all and, in essence, I agree.But the brutality of South Africans’ criticism of the 131 sports men and women who entered the Bird’s Nest Stadium at the spectacular opening ceremony leaves me gaping.I imagine them, one after another, losing to stronger, faster and more agile athletes from other parts of the world. And I have to ask, where were the words that every Themba wanted to hear? Who clapped for them when they entered through the arrivals gates at the airport? Told them, “Better luck next time”?This support may have been difficult, given how dismally our athletes were shown up by astonishing record-breakers such as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and American swimmer Michael Phelps. They were the glory boys, they broke all the records, and I congratulate them wholeheartedly.What many people don’t know is that a leg injury eliminated Bolt from the first round of the 200m heats at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Four years later he was back, with far better luck: he broke the world record in the same track event, at 19.30 seconds – the fastest time in history.Phelps, whose eight medals are the most ever won at an Olympic tournament, also knows what it feels like to walk away with only a bronze, with nobody noticing.So I feel encouraged that our athletes still have great prospects ahead of them at future Olympic Games. I’m proud of each and every man and woman who qualified for that world stage. I am proud, because representing your country is an honour. I salute them, even with just the one silver medal that long-jumper Khotso Mokoena brought home; I salute each and every one of them. The road leading to the London 2012 Olympics is not that long, and I can’t wait to see Team South Africa make South Africa eat humble pie.Go to the MediaClub weekly columns home pageKhanyi Magubane is a journalist, published poet, radio broadcaster and fiction writer. She writes for MediaClubSouth Africa, and brings with her an eclectic mix of media experience. She’s worked as a radio journalist for stations including Talk Radio &702 and the youth station YFM, where she was also a news anchor. She’s been a contributing features writer in a number of magazines titles including O magazine and Y mag. She’s also a book reviewer and literary essayist, published in the literary journal Wordsetc. Magubane is also a radio presenter at SAfm, where she hosts a Sunday show. She’s currently also in the process of completing the manuscript of her first novel, an extract of which has been published in Wordsetc.last_img read more

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Integrity Commission Plans Quick

By on September 17, 2019

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 5 Nov 2014 – Around middle of November is when the Deputy Governor will know when she has to participate in an inquiry related to the scandalous situation at the Grand Turk Cruise Center. While Anya Williams has been cleared of breaking any laws of the Integrity Commission ordinance, it is a little less certain if whatever role or action she demonstrated at the harbour on August 7th, 2014 was against the Code of Conduct for Persons in Public life. Under the Acts of Corruption section of the Code, it says: Public officers must avoid any action which might give an appearance of corruption or the possibility of corruption. Under the Dealing with the Public Section of the Code it says: Public officers must deal with the public and their affairs fairly, efficiently, promptly, effectively, courteously and sensitively, to the best of their ability. Director Eugene Otuonye, QC flat out declined expounding on the now criminal case against the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Athenee Harvey who is charged with being in breach on two counts in that same GT Cruise Center matter where it is alleged she got away with not paying Customs Duty on goods brought in; Harvey’s court appearance is December 1st this year and it is explained in a media report that any recommendation of the Commission will be given to the Governor, who will make the determination as it relates to the Deputy Governor. Cruise Ship suspected of Norovirus due to dock in Grand Turk Recommended for you DEPUTY GOVERNOR PROMISES MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE IN GOVERNMENT TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Related Items:anya willams, athenee harvey, corruption, Eugene otuonye, grand turk cruise center, integrity commission ordinancelast_img read more

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