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The UK’s new government has promised to take action to “promote a positive work-life balance for all workers”, and to prevent homes “turning into 24/7 offices”. The risk of “always on” working has grown since the pandemic, with technology meaning that work is often within easy reach. Legislation allowing workers to disconnect from work has been increasingly adopted around Europe, in recognition of the damaging effect that endless work demands can have on wellbeing and family life. A review of data from 183 countries found significantly raised levels of heart disease and stroke for those working long hours. And there…

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Camogie: Limerick land inaugural U16 ‘A’ All-Ireland after dramatic O’Grady winner July 20, 2024 Limerick’s Amber O’Sullivan Hunt, Isabelle O’Brien, Tara Hynes, Kate O’Donnell, Hazel Horgan and Rachel O’Grady celebrate the victory over Galway ©INPHO/Tom Maher by Kevin Egan A new name has been written onto the All-Ireland U-16 A Camogie roll of honour for the first time since Wexford’s win in 1995, after Limerick edged out Galway in a tense and titanic battle at Nowlan Park today, with Rachel O’Grady firing over the winning point in the second minute of stoppage time. Elsewhere around the country, Derry were crowned U-16…

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MSHA review aligns with Biden-Harris administration’s focus on chronic violatorsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration has released results of a Pattern of Violations screening that identifies chronic violators and mine operators that show a disregard for miners’ health and safety. The results follow the agency’s reviews which, for the first time, included more than one POV screening by MSHA in a calendar year. The POV screening process examines all U.S. mines and identifies those with a high number of significant and substantial violations and other safety and health compliance problems. An S&S violation is one that could…

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CrowdStrike itself also issued a warning in a blog post on Saturday about actors trying to capitalize on the situation to “distribute” a malicious ZIP file. The campaign was “likely targeting” CrowdStrike customers in Latin America, it said. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Center already warned on Friday that “opportunistic malicious actors seek to take advantage of the situation.” It said the outage was increasingly being referenced in phishing attempts. Phishing occurs when cybercriminals impersonate an official organization to trick consumers into handing over sensitive information, such as user data or passwords. CrowdStrike also warned of such phishing attempts in…

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In the immediate hours after the assassination attempt on former president Donald Trump on July 13, 2024, social media users posted the same videos, images and eyewitness accounts but used them as evidence for different rumors or theories that aligned with their political preferences. Among the deluge of rumors, one TikTok creator narrated the instantly iconic photo of Trump raising his fist, ear bloodied as he emerged from the Secret Service scrum. “People are wondering if this photo is staged?” His answer: “Yes.” People across the political spectrum, including President Joe Biden, questioned why the Secret Service had failed to…

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I will make three points. First, the UK supports regional organisations playing a role in upholding peace and security in their regions. This includes regional peacekeeping partnerships that reflect the UN’s common values and principles, including respect for human rights. For example, the EU’s Operation Althea and the OSCE’s operation in Bosnia has helped facilitate the implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. The OSCE is undertaking important work on a wide array of security issues in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.  Second, to carry out this role effectively, regional organisations need to be responsive to the needs of their…

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MS KELLY:  Good morning, everybody.  Good morning, Secretary. SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Good morning. MS KELLY:  Great to see you.  Welcome back.  I don’t need to tell this room a lot has happened since you were last on this stage a year ago, and we are going to get through in our time this morning as much of it as I can pack in.  We’re going to talk Russia, China, Ukraine, the Middle East, Iran, and our domestic challenges here at home and what impact they may be having on America’s standing in the world. You ready? SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Go for it.  (Laughter.) MS KELLY:  Let’s…

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The global information technology outage on July 19, 2024, that paralyzed organizations ranging from airlines to hospitals and even the delivery of uniforms for the Olympic Games represents a growing concern for cybersecurity professionals, businesses and governments. The outage is emblematic of the way organizational networks, cloud computing services and the internet are interdependent, and the vulnerabilities this creates. In this case, a faulty automatic update to the widely used Falcon cybersecurity software from CrowdStrike caused PCs running Microsoft’s Windows operating system to crash. Unfortunately, many servers and PCs need to be fixed manually, and many of the affected organizations…

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Friday’s global IT outage – caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike – wrought havoc on business operations around the world. Severe disruptions were reported in multiple countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, the United States and the United Kingdom. Many businesses were unable to access critical systems and data, leading to significant delays and financial losses. As the crisis struck, many of us would have been preoccupied with its immediate consumer impacts – hospital systems going down, some supermarkets operating cash-only, flights getting delayed, and news anchors reading from printed notes. Massive global IT outage…

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Let’s start with Kathleen Maguire of Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. If the name rings a bell it’s maybe because she is a bit of a regular in the media, particularly when appearing alongside her granddaughter Leona anytime there’s a homecoming after a famous golf victory. And she will get around to watching the golf at the Olympics eventually, in the second week. But first, she has to tune into the rowing.That’s because next Sunday her grandson Ross Corrigan will be competing in the men’s coxless pairs. Ross’s mam and Leona’s dad are sister and brother meaning one 97-year-old on the Cavan/Fermanagh…

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