A man today said a security officer who saved his life will always be a hero to his family. Alan Tait was visiting Aberdeen from Orkney and was spending time in the Union Square shopping mall until it was time for the ferry home. The 50-year-old suddenly felt dizzy and dropped to the ground he had suffered a heart attack.
Security guard Shaun Gibb received a call to assist a shopper who had taken ill . He quickly realised what was happening and started to administer CPR. Due to his quick thinking Alan, whose heart stopped for five minutes, is making a full recovery
Alan, who was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, today praised Shaun for saving his life. He said: I am so grateful to him . He will always be a hero to my family .
When I woke up, I was being told by someone to lie still because I was trying to sit up.
I remember seeing someone opposite me looking rather flush as well.
I understand he d given me CPR . I believe I was dead for five minutes and was blue. Alan has been in hospital recovering since the incident on Sunday and was expected to go home today. He said: I cannot thank everyone who has helped me enough . The ambulance crew and staff at the hospital have been fantastic.
I had a stent put in and I am due to go home I will be glad to see my family.
Alan added: CPR training should be compulsory for everyone . It really makes the difference between life and death . If he had not been so quick and didn t know what I would not be here today . I will be forever grateful to him. Shaun had just arrived for his shift when a call came in to assist a colleague .
He added: When I arrived on the scene a shopper, Alan Tait, was on the ground and my colleague was on the phone to the ambulance I felt for a pulse and realised I needed to start CPR immediately.
Finally, Alan came round with a gasp of air and I explained what happened as he was quite confused I reassured him until the ambulance arrived.
It s great to have such a good outcome and I hope Alan makes a full recovery. Shaun also praised the rest of the staff at the city centre shopping centre. He said: I wouldn t say it was just me, the whole Union Square team was behind me.
Ryan Manson, general manager of Union Square, said: We are happy to hear the customer is on his way to recovering from the incident and commend our security team for their quick thinking, professionalism and unwavering motivation to care for our customers under any circumstance.
Our security team recently earned the British Security Industry Associations National Security Personnel Award for Best Team which without a doubt was well deserved.
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Police will continually review security arrangements for Thursday s upcoming Little Mix concert up until the show begins, according to police chiefs. Armed police are expected throughout the city on the day of the concert, but Chief Inspector Nicola Russell said gig attendees should not be alarmed at the sight of officers with weapons. Ms Russell did not have a figure on the number of armed police which could be in attendance, and advised fans to arrive in plenty1 of time for the concert and to allow time for pick-up also.
Chief Inspector Nicola Russell, Dundee s Local Policing Area Commander.
Thursday s sell-out concert will see 11,000 music fans descend on Slessor Gardens and despite the poor weather forecast, expectations are high the show will be a success for the city. Although no figure has been finalised, the series of summer concerts which kicked off in May with reggae-rockers UB402 will bring in millions of pounds for the city s economy, according to city centre manager Sarah Craig. Extra security arrangements have been put in place as a result of the increased threat of terrorist related activity, with all bags being brought into the venue due to be searched.
Organisers have advised gig-goers to only bring a bag if it is really necessary, to help alleviate possible delays as a result of extra security searches.
Chief Inspector Nicola Russell, Dundee s Local Policing Area Commander, and Dundee City Council s City Centre Manager Sarah Craig.
Chief Inspector Russell said: Our security plans for this Thursday s concert are continually under review and will remain so until the concert takes place.
We will be taking into account factors including weather and traffic and we have a dedicated event team, with a dedicated event commander who will work closely with our security partners.
There are armed police in the city at the time of the event, but if you do see them do not be alarmed . They are their for your safety, and our prime objective will be to see people arrive at the concert safely and remain safe.
This is a massive event for the city and we want people to have a good time . We are here to look after people and make sure everyone remains safe.
If anyone has any worries or concerns, then I would say for them to approach officers on the day and make them aware.
There will be extra security throughout the event, including at the collection points, so make sure and give yourself extra time to reach the pick up points.
The next big update to Windows 10 Creators Edition is out in the Fall1 and Redmond is hyping up its security chops. For a start, we’re told Windows Defender will be extended from client to Microsoft’s server operating systems . In addition, Redmond is adding Windows Defender Exploit Guard and Application Guard to the security suite and updating its Device Guard and Defender Antivirus software. Exploit Guard is basically Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) security software reworked for the new operating system . Last year Microsoft was forecasting the death of EMET, but now it appears it has listened to advice from its users2 and security experts3 that the code should be retained.
“We love EMET so much we built it fully into Windows 10,” Rob Lefferts, director of the Windows and Devices Group, told The Register. “Everything you could do with EMET you can do with Exploit Guard.”
Exploit Guard will come with new rules designed to detect unauthorized system access, and will take advice from Microsoft’s security center in real time . Redmond even says it will protect against zero day exploits. Application Guard is designed to work with the browser to detect whether local users have downloaded or installed code that they shouldn’t . The new code will lock any infection onto a local machine to stop it spreading, and notify the security team that something has gone seriously amiss.
Device Guard is getting an upgrade and uses whitelisting to keep dodgy software off PCs . Lefferts said that Microsoft is working with developers to constantly update the whitelists and ensure that legitimate code will run without a problem. On the pure antivirus side, IT admins running Defender will get a new security analytics screen that will use data from all Microsoft customers to advise on potential or incoming threats . APIs will also be released so third-party app vendors can use the same information to secure their apps.
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