LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey News Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Previous articleFree GP care will take longer than planned, says expertNext articleChildren’s hospital seeks families in contamination scare News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – July 24, 2013 Google+ Dublin city is a step closer to having an elected mayor.Dubliners will be asked next May to vote on whether they want the new office. But new research from the City Council shows 61% of over 1,000 people polled are already in favour of the move.A forum meets tonight to start considering options. The current Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn says the city is looking for change.”There’s clearly an appetite there for a real role for a directly elected mayor that would help drive the city forward, and that’s something we’re going to work on over the next number of months” he said.”I’m going to bring together a forum of the 4 Dublin local authorities – and put options out to the public so that there can be a public debate”.”It’s very important I think that the public lead this debate” he added. Dubliners in favour of elected mayor
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Van Den Heuvel Junior Julia Gately signs her oath to become an officer in the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit.Although a few other universities have programs of a similar nature, Notre Dame has the only program that swears in these students as officers for the Cyber Crimes Unit with full investigative privileges. They investigate a variety of cases including school threats, rape, theft, child pornography and murder using digital footprints to gather evidence.“Anytime someone’s been accused of a crime committed over the internet or using a digital device, we will get a search warrant, and then seize the item and download it using software digital forensics,” said Carolyn Kammeyer, a senior computing and digital technologies (CDT) minor. “We’re able to download all the data off that device and go looking for, based on the warrant and the scope of search, what he or she’s been accused of.”Mitch Kajzer, director of the Cyber Crimes Unit, oversees these students in their investigations but said the students handle most of the work on their own.“They are the primary investigator on that case, which means they handle the entire case and are trained to function alone as an investigator into any digital aspect of crimes that happen in St. Joseph County, mainly doing forensic analysis of electronic items — cell phones, computers, thumb drives and SD cards,” he said.Alexandra Van Den Heuvel, a senior information technology management major, said she particularly enjoys using real-life technical applications in her job as well as taking on the psychological role.“I’ve done two school threats, and I’ve really enjoyed trying to figure out what people’s resources are and if they’re willing and able to carry out the attack,” she said.When not working on current cases, the interns conduct their own independent research.“Last year, we were doing some drone research, and that’s definitely going to come up in law soon,” Kammeyer said.She said she also has to consider tough questions regarding where drones can fly and whether information obtained this way can be used to prosecute.Van Den Heuvel and other interns are also doing independent research into using the vital readings on heart rate monitors such as Fitbits and Apple Watches as evidence for whether an individual was raped. She said she believes college students can be an incredible asset to the unit.“One of the major benefits is that, as students, we understand the technologies that our generation is using to solve crimes, and I think that’s a very key part of it,” she said. “We understand Snapchat and Instagram better than our parents do, and those are the platforms where a lot of crimes are being carried out.”Kajzer also said the students’ ages allows them to be particularly helpful when working with technology.“They have been working with technology and digital items their entire lives, so they have that innate understanding of how various apps work,” he said.In addition to the new perspective and knowledge they bring, Kajzer said these interns also add the manpower needed to solve cases more effectively.“We’re able to take on more and more cases because we have the students. Without them here, digital forensics typically has a six-to-nine-month backlog to get results back for forensics,” Kajzer said. “But because of the students, our turnaround time is usually one day, so we get evidence to the investigators and to the prosecutors right away so they can make good, informed decisions.”Brooke Sabey, a junior CDT minor and internship participant, said she appreciates how unique the program is.“I think it’s really cool Notre Dame has this program,” she said. “We are the only school that has college students being actually sworn in as law enforcement.”In the future, the program leadership would like to expand and have more students as interns. Kammeyer said he hopes more students join the unit because the work they are doing is so important.“Knowing that you’re catching these people, and at the end of the day, you’re making the world a better place, even if it is just one case at a time,” he said.Tags: cyber crimes, Internships, NDPD Eight Notre Dame students are working as Digital Forensic Analysts at the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit in an ongoing internship. They work side by side with the Notre Dame Police Department to solve criminal cases in St. Joseph County and conduct independent forensic research.
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Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story But J-D earned plenty of individual titles, led by Hesler, who broke two minutes to win the 200 freestyle in 1:59.81 and then was victorious in the 100 butterfly, edging Luttrell, 1:00.90 to 1:00.97.Lister also won twice, claiming the 100 freestyle in 57.79 seconds and edging Bebla, 1:11.97 to 1:12.40, in the 100 breaststroke, while Ninestein won the 100 backstroke in 1:05.86 to teammate Claire Huyck’s 1:06.95. In diving, J-D’s Abby McGuire won with 201.15 points as F-M’s Alessandra Manicone was second with 177.30 points.Two days earlier, J-D defeated Mexico 93-74, where it showed immediate strength when Hesler, Ninestein, Lister and Bebla went 1:58.19 to win the 200 medley relay.Hesler claimed the 50 freestyle in 25.32 seconds and was second (54.69 seconds) to the Tigers’ Alexa von Holtz (54.25) in a fast 100 freestyle.Ninestein edged Mexico’s Reatha von Holtz, 1:07.44 to 1:08.27, in the 100 backstroke after finishing second in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.21. She also paired with Hesler, Lister and Kathryn Donaghue to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.93.A series of second and third-place finishes helped J-D overcome Mexico’s individual strength, along with a 1-2-3 diving sweep as McGuire (200.85 points) held off Grace Evans (192.30), with Kyra McDevitt third.Meanwhile, CBA was involved in a unique meet against the Cicero-North Syracuse side with which it shares Le Moyne College as a home pool. Their meet ended in a rare 92.5-92.5 tie.It all went back to the opening 200 medley relay, where the Brothers’ top side was disqualified, giving C-NS what turned out to be its lone race victory.Otherwise, the Northstars used a long string of second and third-place finishes to maintain its points lead. C-NS even finished second and third in the closing 400 freestyle relay to keep CBA from overtaking them.Despite this, the Brothers’ top swimmers continued to put up great times. Kayla Newman swam the 200 freestyle in 1:57.99 and the 500 freestyle in 5:18.27 as Darien Tompkins went 1:03.02 in the 100 backstroke and 2:19.45 in the 200 IM.Kaitlyn Bushnell swept the 50 freestyle (25.67 seconds) and 100 freestyle (56.96 seconds) as Lauren Kelly went 1:01.53 in the 100 butterfly and 1:07.75 to win the 100 breaststroke.Making no mistakes in the other relays, CBA had Kelly, Bushnell, Ally Howard and Kathryn Nardella go 1:45.19 in the 200 freestyle relay as Tompkins, Newman, Bushnell and Sophia Silver won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:54.87.CBA did win on Friday, though, prevailing 102-88 over Skaneateles as Newman improved to 5:10.85 in the 500 freestyle after a 200 freestyle clocking of 1:58.94.Kelly swam the 50 freestyle in 24.47 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.83, with Tompkins going 1:03.26 to hold off the Lakers’ Lily Buchholz (1:04.32) in the 100 backstroke after a winning 1:00.82 in the 100 butterfly. Sophia Menar won in diving with 202.80 points, just ahead of Skanetaeles’ Lexis Cottrill (198.45) as Bushnell was victorious in the 100 freestyle. Then, in the 500 freestyle, Mathews pulled away for an easy victory in 5:34.94 as Meghan Seidberg finished second in 5:51.96. To close out the meet, Mathews paired with Kingsley, Emma Luttrell and Hannah Kellogg to post a top time of 3:50.53.Georgia Langan, in 26.42 seconds, beat out J-D’s Julia Antoine (26.96) in the 50 freestyle, but F-M mostly built its winning margin with second and third-place finishes in other events to go with a sweep of the relays.Luttrell and Kellogg, helped by Kingsley and Addie Anthsel, opened the meet by going 1:57.14 to beat out J-D’s quartet of Antoine, Gwen Lister, Emily Ninestein and Sofia Bebla, who finished in 1:58.89. Later, in the 200 freestyle relay, the Hornets had Kellogg, Luttrell, Kingsley and Langan work together to go 1:45.08, well clear of the Red Rams’ time of 1:50.66. Tags: CBAF-Mgirls swimmingJ-D In the course of two weeks, the Fayetteville-Manlius girls swim team has claimed victories over each of its closest neighbors.Having claimed a 94-90 classic over Christian Brothers Academy on Sept. 10 at Cazenovia College, the Hornets went to Jamesville-DeWitt Thursday night and, led by Lindsay Mathews, recorded a 95-88 victory over the Red Rams.Mathews got her first title in the 200-yard individual medley, needing two minutes, 23.64 seconds to hold off teammate Morgan Kingsley (2:25.31) for that race.