Social media

first_imgSocial media is a world within a world and for those who were born in the 21st Century, technology is only but a natural phenomenon. Cell phones, iPods, and video games are practically inevitable for teens and young adults. Along with these technologies come social media networking, which is part of the daily routine for many. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have millions of visitors daily. Facebook alone has over 500 million users which make it the most popular social network website on Earth. Research conducted by Facebook shows that 50 per cent of its users are active users who log on daily and spend over 700 billion minutes per month on the site. There is no doubt that social media and social networking are here to stay; however, added to these ‘natural’ luxuries are risks and dangers.While these sites’ open dialogue allows individuals to express themselves, there must be some amount of user censorship not necessarily by the domain host but rather by individuals themselves. Creating a profile, giving details about yourself, hobbies and educational background are all acceptable; however, for many every aspect of their day, work and lives are posted. Like driving, the users of social media should be cognisant of the five C’s – caution, care, common sense, courtesy and consideration – as many of the things posted can arise in the future to haunt thrones. Only recently, it was observed locally that a number of young persons were posting on social media their intent to resign from their current place of employment. Common sense – one of the 5 C’s – would inform that such information is personal and should not be posted on a social network, as such behaviours can stymie future employment.What if the situation changed and that person needs to stay at the current place of employment? What if an intended employer does a social media search and sees such uncouth behaviour? It is thought-provoking that an employee can overlook his /her posting on any social networking site and talk their way out of potential employment. It seems as though these consequences are often not in the minds of teens and young adults when they take to the social media world to express themselves. Interestingly, many young persons do not take into account or acknowledge the dangers of such postings on social networking sites since to them, all the social sites seem innocent.Recent research has shown one of the greatest impacts of social networking is on the social skills of people. According to a BBC report, while on one hand, social networking sites seem to bring people together and connected; on the other hand, it creates social isolation. Research has shown that older generations of networkers learnt how to communicate and interact long before networking was even a thought, but much of the younger generations do not interact socially. According to the report, social networking has created a serious breach in the ability of young people to communicate and interact with each other.It is clear that there is evidence suggesting that social networking can be risky to a dangerous extent, but it is an area that cannot be ignored, as it is the driving force of the world today. Like the many pleasures of life, social networking can be beneficial in moderation; however, unfortunately, moderation and the social media world do not coincide in society. As such, all one can hope for is that young people have a deeper understanding and be conscious of what they are posing on social media, taking into consideration its impact today, tomorrow and years ahead.last_img read more

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Byrd: Green Archers ‘not disciplined’ in loss to Blue Eagles

first_imgTeen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption The Blue Eagles also grabbed 27 offensive boards, eight more than La Salle’s 19, and scored 24 second-chance opportunities.Nevertheless, Byrd believes his team can still turn things around since their loss to Ateneo was only their first game of the season.“I think we have a lot of talent on this team, it’s on myself and coach Gian [Nazario] and I’m confident, I mean it was just one game.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Read Next “I think the second quarter killed us, we put them on the foul line and I thought we were not disciplined,” said Byrd. “They’re a championship ball club with a championship coach and they took advantage of that.”“They lived at the free throw line in the second quarter while we only scored eight points. We couldn’t keep them off the offensive glass and that was the story of the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Green Archers trailed by just two at the end of the first, 23-21, but what they didn’t expect was a white hot Ateneo that outscored them 28-8 in the second frame.Ateneo took a 51-29 lead heading into the break thanks to a 21-1 run to end the first half. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down MOST READ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Games between Ateneo and De La Salle always bring in the hype but the first meeting between the two teams in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament saw one squad handle the ballyhoo better than the other.The Blue Eagles handled the Green Archers convincingly, 81-69, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a game La Salle active consultant Jermaine Byrd felt his wards were undisciplined.ADVERTISEMENT FIBA suspends referees from France-Lithuania gamelast_img read more

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Man United win in vain as crown slips

first_imgThey were to stay there for much of the second-half as Queens Park Rangers threatened to beat Manchester City until the late, late drama at Eastlands.For 20 seconds after the final whistle, United believed they had won the title for the 20th time, until they heard about Sergio Aguero’s winner for their local rivals.What would have been a celebration in front of their fans became an abrupt about-turn as the stunned players headed back to their dressing room as joy turned to despair.Until then, it seemed that Rooney’s goal would be the crucial moment of the game, sparking them into life because, until he struck in the 20th minute, they had been unconvincing and surprisingly unadventurous.They started with only Rooney forward, although Ryan Giggs was given a supporting role in front of the back four.But, within ten minutes, Rooney started to drop deeper in search of the ball, as he so often does when United are failing to click.Sunderland were equally unambitious, using Stephane Sessegnon as their lone forward as manager Martin O’Neill opted to stifle Ferguson’s team with a five-man midfield.They cancelled each other out for nearly a quarter of the game, creating just two early chances as passes went astray in blustery conditions.David Vaughan, the Sunderland midfielder, was responsible for the first when his 30-yard shot was saved by David De Gea.United’s Phil Jones headed just over the bar after 18 minutes, but there was nothing to suggest a goal was on its way. Rooney had other ideas.The England international timed his run to perfection to meet Jones’s cross at the far post and head past Simon Mignolet from inside the six-yard box.It was an important moment. United now settled down, started to control the midfield and could have extended their lead on several occasions before the interval.A 27th-minute shot from Giggs was punched out by Mignolet before a foul on Rooney on the edge of the area produced a free-kick that he steered against the bar.And Rooney should have added his second on the half-hour when he failed to connect in front of goal after Ashley Young’s mishit shot fell to him.O’Neill responded with an early change of tactics by sending Fraizer Campbell forward to join Sessegnon and the pair soon combined to create a glorious chance.Sessegnon lifted the ball over two United defenders to put Campbell clear, but the former Old Trafford player could only drag his shot woefully wide.United were unable to add to their tally and after City’s late fightback their victory became an irrelevance.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000SUNDERLAND, United Kingdom, May 13 – Manchester United did what they had to do by beating Sunderland 1-0 to achieve their 13th away win of the season, but events at Eastlands ultimately ensured this was a miserable occasion for manager Sir Alex Ferguson.Briefly, though, their fans could dream. That was the period when Wayne Rooney’s goal moved them above Manchester City to top spot in the Premier League.last_img read more

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Ex-coach pleads in Torrance sex case

first_imgButler left the YMCA a year ago after working about five years at the Sepulveda Boulevard facility, where he ran sports leagues, worked with officials and coaches and organized schedules. He left as a walk-on coach at the Torrance Unified School District in February when the basketball season ended. denise.nix@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Denise Nix Staff Writer Former South High School boys basketball coach Leonard Butler pleaded no contest Monday to criminal charges arising out of sexual relationships with two teenage girls. Butler, 48, will return to court Dec. 13 for sentencing by Torrance Superior Court Judge Mark Arnold. He could be sentenced to probation or up to three years in state prison, according to Deputy District Attorney Christine Von Helmolt. Butler pleaded no contest to one count of oral copulation with a person under the age of 16, and one count of oral copulation with a person under the age of 18. Butler was originally charged in May with the acts against a 16-year-old, whom he met when he was a youth sports director at the YMCA in Torrance. A second victim came forward after his arrest and additional charges were added. Neither girl attended South High. last_img read more

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Local golfer given his big chance at fame

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – Paul Holtby is usually teaching other golfers at the Tom Barber Golf Center near Moorpark. But this year, he is also perfecting his own skills for a big break – a chance to show what he can do against some of the world’s best players. On Dec. 20, millions of television viewers watched him win the Golf Channel’s “Big Break IV” contest, which pitted American and European golfers against each other for the chance to compete in two European Tour tournaments. “The Golf Channel has millions of viewers in the United States and Europe. Hopefully, I will get some kind of sponsorship and be able to play this game professionally full time,” said Holtby, 38, who’s been working for this chance since he first picked up clubs at age 10 and taught himself how to play. He was captain of the golf team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was the Simi Hills Golf Course club champion three years in a row. He turned pro in 1990. Now, he is a Professional Golfers’ Association Class A member and a teaching professional at Tom Barber near his Moorpark home. He has played in 15 Nike Tour and six PGA Tour events in the United States. His Web site is paulholtbygolf.com. His big break will now include a chance to compete in the Algarve Open of Portugal from March 30 to April 2, and the Celtic Manor Wales Open June 1-4, both professional European Tour events that attract some of the world’s top golfers. Both tournaments offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money and will be broadcast on TV. To win the Golf Channel competition, Holtby played against 12 golfers in 15 shows that were filmed over 14 days at the Carnoustie and Saint Andrews courses. “We filmed in June, so I had to keep this secret for six months,” he said after the airing of the last show in December. Playing in Simi Valley’s windy conditions while growing up helped him develop a stroke that keeps the ball low – perfect for Scotland’s high winds and a key to winning the competition. The event came down to a match-play tournament at Carnoustie between Holtby and Guy Woodman of England, and their final match went down to the wire, with Holtby leading by one hole with one left in the match-play event. “For some reason, I always found ways to self-sabotage. I would never allow myself success,” Holtby said in a Golf Channel interview. “The only comforting thought was that I was 1-up with one to go.” He nailed a 12-foot putt to win it. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 eric.leach@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Matt Rost of Culver City had played with Holtby 13 years ago, but lost touch with him. “I was watching the Golf Channel and I saw him hitting a put through the Valley of Sin” on the 18th hole at Saint Andrews Golf Club in Scotland, he said. “I said, ‘Oh, my God – that’s Paul Holtby.”‘ Rost was among hundreds who called or e-mailed Holtby to congratulate him, and last week Rost came out to the Barber Golf Center for a lesson from his old friend. “He has a tremendous amount of skill,” Rost said. Holtby has always been an outstanding golfer, shooting a 65 at the Diamond Bar Golf Course when he was 16 in a Southern California Junior Golf Association Tournament. last_img read more

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HEALTH: DONEGAL PARENTS URGED TO GET VACCINATION BOOSTER FOR KIDS

first_imgCharlie McHale with his mum Mary Rose Carr as he gets his pre school booster from Practice Nurse Ursula Molloy, with Gary McFadden, Donegal County Senior Football Player; Bernie McNulty, Assistant Director Public Health Nursing for Immunisation in Donegal and GP Dr. Eamon Coyle.Parents across Co Donegal are reminded to ensure that their children get the school vaccination booster to protect their children against potentially serious infections before the summer.The vaccine a child receives in school will depend on their age.The school booster vaccines include Diphtheria Tetanus, Whooping cough, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The Tetanus vaccine will prevent infection if a child gets a cut while at sports or at a summer camp. The MMR vaccine will prevent measles, mumps and rubella. And the outbreak of Measles in Galway is a timely reminder that all children need two doses of the MMR vaccine for full protection.Dr Anthony Breslin, Specialist in Public Health in the North West said, “With European Immunisation week starting on 22 April the HSE is reminding parents to review their child’s immunisation record and if there are any vaccine missing get the child immunised at school or at their GP. Vaccines are safe and effective.”For information on all vaccine preventable diseases and the Irish Childhood Immunisation Schedule visit www.hpsc.ieIn addition, the website of the National Immunisation Office, www.immunisation.ie is a very useful online resource with accurate and timely information on all immunisation issues in Ireland. HEALTH: DONEGAL PARENTS URGED TO GET VACCINATION BOOSTER FOR KIDS was last modified: April 16th, 2014 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:donegalHSEvaccination boosterlast_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Chelsea plotting £26m summer move for Inter Milan winger

first_img Chelsea target Antonio Candreva 1 Chelsea are lining up a £26million move for Italy star Antonio Candreva.The Blues were in the running to land the Italy international last summer but he opted to join Inter Milan from Lazio instead.He has since played 27 times in Serie A for the San Siro club, scoring four goals, and he is now the subject of yet more transfer speculation already.According to the Corriere dello Sport, Chelsea are ready to spend big to land the 30-year-old when the window opens at the end of the season.Inter are expected to strengthen their squad considerably this summer with their Suning Group owners happy to make funds available for transfers.And Chelsea may be able to tempt him to London with the promise of regular first-team football.Candreva and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte worked together for the national team and are said to enjoy a good relationship, which could be critical to any deal.last_img read more

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Council backs hands-free bill

first_imgDespite arguments that it may be unenforceable, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday backed state legislation that would require motorists to use hands-free cell phones. “People are busy talking on the phone or using their PDAs in cars,” Councilman Dennis Zine said. “We need to look at anything that will have them concentrate on their driving.” The measure, SB 1613, introduced by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is the fifth attempt to ban motorists’ use of hand-held phones while driving to reduce distractions and try to prevent accidents. Modeled after a New York City law, the legislation would require drivers use hands-free phones or face fines of $20 to as much as $50 beginning July 2008. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 The state would join dozens of other states and cities that have begun restricting drivers’ use of cell phones even as experts disagree whether hands-free is safer and there is relatively little research on the subject. “I just think we are putting police officers in an impossible situation,” Councilman Bernard Parks said. “With all the technology out there, it will be impossible for police to tell if someone has a hands-free phone or if they are holding a phone with a speaker.” The California bill cleared the Senate last month and will head to the Assembly’s Transportation Committee. “This law doesn’t require people to have both hands on the steering wheel,” Parks said. “If it did, everyone in this city would be guilty of an infraction. It just seems we are going too far.” To see the full text of the legislation, visit http://www.sen.ca.gov.last_img read more

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Arsenal duo Nketiah and Nelson inspire England Under-21s to win over Turkey

first_img BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January statement 2 targets Nketiah scored England’s fist two goals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS latest What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Just six members of the squad for this month’s qualifiers have previously played for the Young Lions – Nketiah one of them.The striker put England ahead and, although Turkey turned the game around, Nketiah and Reiss Nelson struck in quick succession to secure the win.In the build up to the match Boothroyd was bullish about the job he has done bringing players through and said he was relishing the next two years with a new squad, and there were signs why that would be the case.England started well and went ahead after just four minutes following a good move involving Steven Sessegnon and Phil Foden down the left side of the penalty area. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta on target rookie error Arsenal man Nelson scored the winning goal in the second-half deals stalemate Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Foden’s low cross was missed by two Turkish defenders allowing Nketiah, who is spending the season on loan at Leeds United, to stab the ball home from seven yards out.Nelson had an even clearer opportunity to score in the first half but the teams went into the interval level after Dogukan Sinik raced clear and scored after 25 minutes.England made a sluggish start to the second half and they paid the price six minutes after the restart. A well-worked corner saw Mert Muldur get away from his marker and his free run to the near post saw him flick the ball past Aaron Ramsdale.Now behind, Boothroyd’s side were struggling defensively and getting turned around in midfield too easily as Turkey sensed they might be able to put the game beyond England. 2 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Arsenal duo Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson helped England’s Under-21 side get their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign off to a winning start after beating Turkey 3-2 in Izmit.Following their premature exit in the group stages of the European Championships in the summer, Aidy Boothroyd had a new look side going into the game. However, two goals in as many minutes turned the match on its head.Foden was the architect again, darting goalwards before threading a lovely pass to Nketiah just inside the penalty area and the Arsenal forward, on loan at Leeds, provided a tidy finish.Immediately afterwards, Nelson netted what proved to be the winning goal with a low shot that may have taken a deflection off a Turkish defender.The hosts had a goal ruled out for offside as they searched for an equaliser but England held on for the victory to justify Boothroyd’s pre-match optimism.last_img read more

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There’s never been a harder time to face England says Vern Cotter

first_img“It’s going to be a great challenge.” “They will want to prove that they are a better team than they were in the World Cup and get better results.“Highly motivated and organised, the players will want to show Eddie that he was right in selecting them and they’ll want to stay there until the next World Cup.“I don’t think you could get an English team at a harder time but that’s the challenge and we’re looking forward to it.”On Jones’ claim, Cotter added: “Eddie is pretty good at trying to take a bit of pressure off himself. We know where they are and the quality players and the numbers of teams they have to pick players from. Vern Cotter believes there’s never been a harder time to face England after laughing off claims that Scotland are favourites for next weekend’s Calcutta Cup clash.England are still smarting from their early World Cup exit when they failed to advance from the pool stage on home soil.New Twickenham head coach Eddie Jones says Cotter’s men are best placed to triumph at Murrayfield next weekend, much to the amusement of Cotter who says England’s players will be desperate to impress on their boss’ debut.He said: “Their attitude is reflected in the number of teams they have in the Champions Cup. They got five teams to qualify for the quarter-finals so English rugby has fully mobilised.last_img read more

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