A man who threatened to send sexually explicit pictures of his partner to all her neighbours has been jailed for nine months.Anthony O’Donnell subjected his former partner to a litany of abuse after their relationship broke down. O’Donnell harrassed the mother of his children and made more than one hundred phonecalls on one occasion as he tried to get access to his children.The woman had to disconnect her phone because of the threatening manner and abuse being made during the calls.On another occasion, on April 26th, 2016, he called to the woman’s home in Newtowncunningham and twice spat at her and verbally abused her.He also sent her sexually explicit images of a woman whose face had been blurred out.He threatened his former partner that he would send the pictures to all her neighbours telling them it was her.O’Donnell, from Hawthorn Close in Ballybofey, Co Donegal had previously been barred from seeing the family but continued to try and make contact with them.He was arrested and taken into custody where he has remained in Castlrea Prison for the past two months.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Kieran O’Gorman said all matters stemmed from the breakdown of their relationship.He said O’Donnell had been in a relationship with the woman for ten years but this had broken down and he became seriously ill with cancer.Mr O’Gorman said his actions were driven by his frustrations in trying to get access to his children.Judge Paul Kelly described the case as an extremely serious and graphic case of harassment over a period of time.He said “I can also think of nothing worse than where he circulated explicit pictures which were shown to court and which he threatened to send to neighbours and then called 95 times and had to block him.“That is beyond comprehension how someone could do that to the lady in question – but more importantly he could think of doing that where he is claiming it is in pursuit of his desperation to get access to their children.“I regard this at the very limits of the seriousness of matters that can be dealt with in this court. He was on bail and told not to have any contact.“It has clearly had a devastating impact on the injured party. She is very clear in how she feels this could impact on the children and she is hoping that it won’t impact because she has done everything she can to protect the children.”He jailed O’Donnell for a total of nine months in jail and backdated the sentence to when he was taken into custody two months ago.He also ordered O’Donnell to remain under the supervision of the Probation Services for 12 months after his release and not to go within 100 metres of his former partner.Man who threatened to send explicit pictures of wife to neighbours is jailed was last modified: November 16th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:Anthony O’Donnellcourtdonegalexplicit pictures
Times have changed in our working lives, and loyalty, hard work and sacrifice are no longer sure pathways to success. Yet traditional wisdom has not changed with the times and is crippling the professional advancement of many—even those in the HR community. The traditional advice that blind loyalty, hard work and sacrifice will earn you job security and a comfortable retirement is an outdated myth. Because corporations focus solely on profitability (as they must) and have little interest in your continued well-being, holding onto such a belief is nothing short of suicidal.In Knock ‘Em Dead – The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2017, I offer a fresh approach to managing your career that puts you back in control of your destiny. Now in its 31st edition, the book has been substantially updated to address the modern realities facing anyone making a strategic transition. It acknowledges what we all secretly know: The old approach of pledging blind loyalty to a corporation that might, at any moment, replace us with a piece of software or someone cheaper completely ignores our reality.Adopting effective job search and interview strategies starts by positioning your economic stability and well-being in a way that sparks your professional growth. In my book, I provide a career management blueprint by outlining a plan for your long-term success, stability and fulfillment.Taking a more businesslike approach to your career development requires recasting your professional identity into “MeInc.,” a small business that anticipates challenges, faces them squarely and makes decisions with the objectivity of a corporation. Research shows that our professional lives include job changes about every four years (tenure is declining rapidly) and three or more distinct career changes. Yet most of us have never developed the skills that are critical to survival and prosperity amid such changes, including how to:Build your career like a business with you as the CEO.Write a resume that gets results.Leverage professional networks.Quadruple the interviews you get.Turn interviews into job offers.Negotiate effectively.Anticipate layoffs.Fight age discrimination.Successful careers don’t happen by accident. The key to success is preparation. To keep yourself employable, you must stay in tune with the new skills that employers are seeking when they hire people like you.Twice a year, collect half a dozen job postings for the job you have now and the job you would likely pursue in the event of an unexpected layoff. Review those job postings to identify the skills employers are seeking. Consider adding any skills you do not have to your professional development program.It may be a sunny day, but you know the deluge will come—and your survival and success depend on your being prepared.Martin Yate, who writes SHRM’s career column, is a New York Times best-selling author and an expert on career management. His company, Knock ’em Dead, delivers professional resume and coaching services.Originally published on the SHRM Book blog.
MemesFeedhub is built on mSpokeÄôs “mPower Adaptive Personalization Engine”, which the company has a patent pending on. The key to training a Feedhub feed is the concept of a ‘meme’ – popularized in the tech blogging world by news aggregator Techmeme. FeedHub will discover new memes for you and learn “meme weights” by noticing which posts you click on and interact with. You can manually adjust the weights associated with a meme. For an idea of how the algorithm works, here is mSpoke’s explanation:“Each meme represents some characteristic of a post – for example it’s topic, popular tags in delicious and number of Diggs. Each meme also has a weight associated with it that indicates how predictive FeedHub expects it to be in choosing content you’ll like.”How to use FeedHubThe first thing you do is upload your OPML file (or perhaps a selection of it). From that FeedHub builds a set of initial memes, based on your feeds. That gives you a single “individualized” feed such as this: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting That’s a lot of info, but you can also filter it down by adjusting your ‘preferences’. Related Posts FeedHub monitors which posts within your personalized feed you read, and which you ignore. You can also provide negative feedback, by clicking on the links within your personalized feed to tell FeedHub “don’t show items like this” or to “drop this source.” Also by clicking and dragging memes, you can quickly and easily change your preferences. If you want more items from a given meme, you can drag the Meme to ÄúYes, PleaseÄ?. Or if youÄôre tired of reading about something, you can drag that Meme to ÄúNo ThanksÄ?. You can also add new memes manually, in addition to the ones FeedHub learns automatically from your behavior within the personalized feed. For example, you can tell FeedHub to recommend content to you that is popular on digg or delicous (e.g. the ‘delicious hotlist’). FeedHub can also learn about the topics you personally tag in delicious or submit to Digg, if you choose to share that information on the digital identity discussed above.ConclusionWe’ve said for some time now that filtering RSS is the next stage in the evolution of information processing. FeedHub is the latest attempt at this. It’s not as integrated into my daily RSS reading experience as I’d like, but what you can do within the FeedHub website just about makes up for that. Also the concept of a meme set is compelling and goes beyond what I’ve seen other RSS filtering products do. However try it out for yourself and let us know if it delivers the right results for you. In the final analysis, what counts isn’t the methods of filtering – but whether it delivers relevant results. Tags:#conferences#DEMOfall 2007#RSS & Feeds#web richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market If we stopped there, FeedHub wouldn’t be overly interesting – because adding that ‘individualized feed’ to your RSS Reader is (when it comes down to it) just another feed to track. However, it starts to get compelling in the next steps, when you interact with your feed from within the Feedhub website. Clicking on the ‘Memes’ tab displays this: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Personalization startup mSpoke is launching a new product to mashup and personalize RSS feeds today at DEMO [disclosure: Read/WriteTalk host Sean Ammirati works for mSpoke]. The product is called FeedHub and it creates an “individualized RSS feed” that aims to filter relevant posts from a set of feed sources. Like similar products we’ve profiled before on Read/WriteWeb – e.g. FeedBlendr, FeedRinse and BlastFeed – the result of the Feedhub process is a single RSS feed that you then add to your RSS Reader (e.g. Google Reader, Bloglines) or Start Page.The reason behind FeedHub is to help users who can’t keep up with all of the feeds they have subscribed to, by filtering for relevancy. Say you’ve subscribed to 100 feeds in Bloglines; by using FeedHub you can create a single feed that filters those 100 feeds. Ideally the resulting single feed will deliver you only the most relevant posts – and you can continue to ‘train’ FeedHub to refine this process. My problem with such services in the past has been that the output, a single feed, is not very well integrated into a user’s daily RSS reading experience. Ideally I’d like a service like FeedHub to be integrated into Bloglines or Google Reader itself (or whatever RSS Reader you use). In other words, a user ideally should be able to filter their feeds within their RSS Reader of choice. Perhaps we’ll see that happen in the near future. However for now, you can subscribe to your FeedHub feed in any feed reader – including Google Reader, Bloglines and NetNewsWire. Another neat bit of functionality is that you can give FeedHub your clip/linkblog feed – for example your ‘shared feed’ from Google Reader – and have it learn from your interactions (see image below).
It’s complicated. We don’t want to overplay our hand here, but the role and responsibility of today’s asset protection professionals is increasingly complex, and mission critical, to their organizations. Think about it: LP is protecting globally traveling people, extensive supply chains, hundreds or thousands of stores, distribution centers and offices, websites, 24/7 data interchange, and the brand’s reputation. We might rightly describe our evolving function as multidomain loss prevention/asset protection (LP).Multidomain LPFor our LP teams to maintain their well-deserved status as problem solvers, we must continue to learn and understand evolving multidomain dynamics and threats in order to focus and significantly improve operations and outcomes across the entire range of protective activity.The key to deterring or defeating errors, accidents, and intentional theft, fraud, or attacks rests in LP’s ability to simultaneously operate through and across all domains, all the time. LP must present differing types of offenders with multiple dilemmas for which they have no immediate answers and no way to predict what will happen next.- Sponsor – Our digital and physical adversaries are making significant progress leveraging deception, crews, and violence to exploit weaknesses across our domains. And our current and incoming LP professionals need the savvy and skills to proactively and simultaneously deter, disrupt, and detain offenders across the multidomain retail enterprise. Our goal is supporting our organizations by making people and places safer and more secure.We focus on ensuring what our customers want to buy is on the shelf or in-stock when they want it by securing increasingly convenient checkout and by creating a safer, 24/7 place to work and shop. If one or more of these things don’t happen, our retail companies fail with our shoppers.Herd or Group ImmunityAnother initiative our team is working on is to describe and test the group or herd-immunity concept. Herd immunity is indirect protection of most people or places from infectious disease (or in our case people and process errors, and crime attempts) that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become resistant or even immune to an infection or other problem, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not so well protected or resistant.In medicine, in a population in which many or most individuals are immune, chains of infection are likely to be disrupted, which stops or slows the spread of disease. A key concept here: the greater the proportion of individuals in a community who are resistant, the smaller the probability that those who are not immune will meet an infectious person.In our case, we’re preparing to test this hypothesis by examining if the more store locations that are effectively treated with a benefit denial process where protected high-loss items don’t function until activated upon licit purchase, the better the system works overall (even lower losses after expanding coverage to other retailers). Likewise, do untreated similar and close-by items and stores receive what Dr. Ron Clarke describes as diffusion of benefit or halo effect because offenders wrongly assume untreated sites are treated.We’re excited to see if our research discovers ways to do more with less while also informing better cross-retailer collaboration to help all participants better protect their people and places.LPRC Research in ActionOur team is focused on working with our retailer and solution partners to minimize crime and loss-control problems. Whatever we do should affect perpetrators’ decisions, but it should not unduly affect our shoppers or employee teams. We strive to do no harm. This issue’s Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) study is one of many that examine how shoppers/customers notice and respond to protective treatments. To accomplish this, the LPRC research team conducted a series of intercept interviews with store customers to obtain their perceptions of enhanced public-view monitor (ePVM) interventions in merchandise category areas. The full report of this, other similar research, and over 350 additional research briefs is in the LPRC Knowledge Center for download by member supporters.The purpose of the customer interviews was to better understand their awareness of each intervention; reaction to the interventions; interest in having select anti-theft interventions so that high-theft products can be maintained in open displays (rather than kept locked or behind the counter); the impact of the interventions on willingness to purchase products; and the impact of the interventions on their overall perceptions of personal safety in the store.Results: Customer Interviews on PVM and ePVM TreatmentsThe following sections present detailed results of twenty-four interviews (twelve for each intervention) conducted with customers on site at a location featuring a public-view monitor (PVM) and an enhanced public-view monitor (ePVM).The first question in the customer survey asked twenty-four customers what security measures they noticed in the health and beauty aids area. Overall, nearly all (N=22, 91.7%) of interviewed customers mentioned the ePVM. The small e denotes public-view monitors enhanced to help offenders better notice, recognize, and change their behavior (see, get, fear). Enhancements include positioning, signage, lighting, and sounds.Customers who did not notice the monitor were shown the security measure, and all customers were asked for their immediate reactions to the PVM or ePVM. The table here shows some of the shoppers’ broadly grouped question responses.Generally, respondents offered positive or neutral initial remarks about the PVM. Many noted the theft-deterrent benefits of the monitors, and a few indicated the monitors make them feel like the store is doing something about shoplifting.The small number of negative reactions to the monitors relate to respondents feeling nervous or worried about being watched while shopping. Surveillance concerns typically dissipated when participants were offered a choice of the ePVM’s presence, allowing self-selection versus needing an employee to unlock an item for them.More than three-fifths (62.5%) of the customers interviewed said they do believe there is someone in another location in the store watching the video footage from the monitor. One-sixth (16.7%) of the customers we interviewed do not believe anyone in the store is watching the video footage from the monitor, while about one-fifth (20.8%) said they “don’t know” if someone is watching the video footage.Customer Preference for Monitors or Locked DisplaysTo follow up on addressing any negative shopper concerns, customers were next read the following statement: “Use of public-view monitors as a security measure allows the store to make the product available to you on the shelf, rather than keeping it behind a counter or in a locked display that requires you to ask for employee assistance to access the product.” Customers were then asked if they prefer this type of security measure to keeping products behind a counter or in a locked display case. The results are presented below.More than four-fifths of the customers interviewed (83.3%) said they prefer ePVMs to having products behind a counter or in a locked display. Just one of the interviewed customers said they do not prefer this security measure to keeping products behind a counter or in a locked display, and three respondents said they “don’t know” which they prefer.This project summary addresses four of multiple research questions from ongoing projects designed to help retailers dial-in their solutions to provide robust protection by deterring and disrupting offenders as they ideate, initiate, and progress their crimes while not interfering with shopper experience and purchasing. The full report is in the LPRC Knowledge Center at lpresearch.org.2018 Impact ConferenceEvery year for over fifteen years, retailers and LPRC staff have joined together to plan and execute an annual gathering to discuss recent and practical theft, fraud, and violence-control research. The meeting has grown from almost 100 to over 350 participants. And it has changed from several featured sessions or speakers to multiple shorter, interactive Learning Lab breakouts to explore over two dozen new projects findings, poster reviews, and other exciting experiences.Participating retailers keep voting to have the University of Florida (UF) host the conference to explore the ever-changing LPRC Innovation Lab and to enjoy interacting with UF faculty and students in a beautiful top-ten public university environment.We invite you to consider participating in this year’s LPRC Impact held October 1–3 in Gainesville. Visit lpresearch.org to learn more and register.Recommended ReadingHandbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety (2nd edition) edited by Nick Tilley and Aiden Sidebottom and published by Routledge (a Taylor & Francis Group imprint) in New York, NY. This compilation of research articles is valuable to researchers and practitioners alike. It is a powerful primer with several criminologists laying out how to apply opportunity and environmental crime-control theories to real-world problems. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After starting off the fifth set with a 4-1 lead, St. Benilde allowed the Lady Pirates to take the edge but Ranya Musa was there to spark the finishing kick.She scored on back-to-back hits to give the Lady Blazers a 6-4 lead before Lyceum committed three straight errors to virtually hand St. Bendile the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe key to the turnaround was settling down in the third set, which allowed the Lady Blazers to play at their pace“I tried to calm them down, and I also had to adjust to them because when I called a timeout in the first set I talked to them in a high tone so when I called them again in the second set I toned down a little bit,” said Arnold Laniog. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim St. Benilde Lady Blazers vs Lyceum Lady Pirates. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde showed its composure and came back from two sets down to deny Lyceum its first victory in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, 22-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13, 25-10, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Blazers tied Arellano University atop the standings with a 2-0 card while the Lady Pirates are at 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte North Korea’s ‘army of beauties’ set to invade South ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments MOST READ PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid “In the third set we slowly got into our game, then when I saw that we were taking the lead and our movements were smoother I knew the game would be ours.”Klarisa Abriam led Benilde with 18 points while Rachel Austero added 16 points.Marites Pablo and Musa also finished in double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively.Bien Juanillo had 14 points to lead Lyceum with Monica Sevilla adding 11.ADVERTISEMENT BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games