Man headbutted barman when asked to leave

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMan headbutted barman when asked to leaveBy admin – April 10, 2012 565 Facebook Email Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img A MAN who headbutted a barman after he was asked to leave the pub he was drinking in has appeared before Limerick District Court charged with the offence, dating back to last June. 22-year-old Damien Wade with an address at Lackabeg, Cappamore, was before Judge Eamon O’Brien as garda Thomas McGlinchey gave evidence of the incident. On the night in question, the accused man was asked to leave Crokers Bar when he headbutted the barman working on the premises.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Suffering mild headaches and some nausea, the court heard that the injured man did not suffer any lasting injuries – some minor bruising being the only injury.Wade, with five previous convictions, none of which are of a similar nature, was represented by Chris Lynch, solicitor who told the court that the incident was completely out of character for his client who only reacted as he had a lot of drink taken.The court heard that the accused man, who pleaded guilty, had since made contact with the injured party and that there was no ill feeling between the two men.Mr Lynch added that no suggestion was made for compensation but Judge O’Brien adjourned the matter for “some form of compensation” to be made.The case was marked for September 19 to come back before the courts and for “progress to be made”. Print Linkedin Previous articleAbseil down the Clarion Hotel for Age ActionNext articleNew services for Shannon in summer adminlast_img read more

Bishop responds to the Review of Safe Guarding Practice in Raphoe Diocese

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCounty Council calls on Justice Minister to keep all Garda barracks in County openNext articleBuncrana Garda Station landlines back up and running News Highland WhatsApp Newsx Adverts WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Twitter Bishop responds to the Review of Safe Guarding Practice in Raphoe Diocese RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter There has been a mixed response to the publication today of the Review of Safeguarding Practice in the Diocese of Raphoe.The review was conducted by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.We have ongoing reaction to it – you can view the report HEREThe Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce, gave this exclusive statement reacting to the report on the Shaun Doherty Show[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/wrapbish.mp3[/podcast]For those who cannot listen back to the audio, the text of the statement in full is reproduced below:I am happy to be able to publish and present the Review of the Diocese of Raphoe on the subject of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy of the Diocese. The Review of our Diocese was undertaken in August 2010. It was carried out by the independent National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.The purpose of the Review was to examine all case files from 1975 to 2010, determine how allegations and concerns were dealt with, interview key persons involved in child safeguarding, judge how cases are currently assessed, how the statutory authorities are notified and thus determine if there are any current risks to children. I fully accept the recommendations contained in the Review and I am committed to implementing them. Indeed many have already been acted upon.During the past decades there have been very poor judgments and mistakes made. There were horrific acts of abuse of children by individual priests, that should never have happened, and if suspected should have been dealt with immediately in the appropriate manner.Insufficient emphasis was placed on the needs of victims, often in the misguided attempt to protect the reputation of the Church. There were frequent cases of delays or non-reporting of allegations and complaints about child sexual abuse. We are truly sorry for the terrible deeds that have been inflicted on so many by a small minority of priests. We offer our humble apologies once more and seek their forgiveness for the dreadful harm that has been done to them, their families and friends.Hopefully those grave errors will never be repeated.  I am glad to say that this Review has concluded that the Diocese now has a robust safeguarding policy and procedure in place for safeguarding children, that files are kept in a satisfactory and orderly fashion, that there is a prompt referral system to the state authorities and good co-operation with the Garda Síochána and the Health Service Executive (HSE).The sexual abuse of a young person by a member of the clergy in whom that child placed unhesitating trust inflicts a terrible wound in the lives of victims, families, communities and in the Church. It is repugnant and constitutes a stumbling-block to a life of faith in those who suffer. It gives scandal to the whole of society and is rightly regarded as repulsive. I have spent endless hours and given much time and energy to eradicating this evil, repairing what was damaged as best I could, restoring justice and putting structures in place to prevent, as far as possible, this criminal sin from happening again.The people of the Diocese of Raphoe have suffered much over the last twenty years with a proportionately high number of priests with complaints of child sexual abuse made against them. The number of allegations was also high. It is to our shame that we admit this. But this fact makes us all the more determined to create a safe environment for children in our parishes; to assist survivors in their pain and loss, and to have an up-to-date policy and procedures with best practice in place.The Diocese intends to make renewed contact with survivors of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy through its support persons and through notices in local newspapers so as to make sure that their needs for appropriate counselling, spiritual support or words of apology are adequately met. In doing so, it is not our intention to intrude in any way in the life of these people who have suffered abuse, and we fully respect their individual desires and preferences.Our Child Safeguarding Committee has recently published another Policy Document: Safeguarding Children. Policy and Procedures. 2011. It is the fruit of much expert advice and hard work. It is also the outcome of much training in parishes over the last number of years, and the establishment of best practice in the Diocese.“Towards Healing”, is a new, independent and confidential Counselling and Support Service for Survivors of Clerical, Religious & Institutional abuse.The service today announced the provision of extended opening hours following the publication of reports on the Diocese of Raphoe, Derry, Kilmore, Dromore, Ardagh and Clonmacnoise and Tuam.From today the “Towards Healing” service will open on an extended hours  basis, as follows:-  From 11am-11pm today, tomorrow and Friday and from 11am-8pm on  Saturday and Sunday. 3rdth & 4th December.The helpline can be contacted by calling:-      Freephone 1800-303416 from anywhere in IrelandAnd on 0800-0963315 from Northern Ireland and the UK.or by email at [email protected] affected by these terrible crimes can also make contact with the Counselling Services of the HSE who have a helpdesk in Letterkenny which is serviced from 8am to 12 midnight on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Thereafter as needs be. Their free phone is 1800 303529.While it was painful to be in the glare of public opinion, we must also be grateful to the media who were instrumental in bringing to light a lot of child sexual abuse and raising awareness of the awful crime it is. It all spurns us to do our utmost to protect children, to provide them with a safe and happy environment in their young days and to give their welfare paramount importance.Finally I would like to take this opportunity to say that the task of ensuring the safeguarding of young people in the Diocese of Raphoe is an ongoing one. We are determined to ensure that the structures we have put in place are effective and people will have access to the appropriate courses of action should they have any concerns or suspicions of child sexual abuse. We can assure you that our efforts in this regard will be unrelenting,ENDS By News Highland – November 30, 2011 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

California governor declares state of emergency as fires threaten thousands of homes

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday night declared a state of emergency for two counties near Los Angeles as a nearby fire spread to cover more than 10,000 acres. The Holy Fire, which began burning on Monday, is encroaching on Orange and Riverside Counties and was last reported to be only 5 percent contained.More than 1,000 firefighters, using 10 helicopters and seven additional aircraft, remain on the front lines battling the blaze, ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV reported.No major injuries linked to the Holy Fire have been reported, but the Carr Fire in Northern California has claimed at least eight lives, according to officials. As of 7 p.m. Thursday, the Carr Fire had burned almost 180,000 acres and was nearly 50 percent contained, fire officials said. The official cause of the Holy Fire remains unknown, but police on Wednesday arrested 51-year-old Gordon Clark in connection to the blaze. Clark has been accused of setting a fire in Trabuco Canyon, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said after he was formally charged on Thursday.Clark refused to go to court on Thursday, so his arraignment was rescheduled for today, according to the Associated Press. He’s charged with three counts of arson, resisting arrest, deterring an executive officer and is being held on $1 million bail. If he’s convicted, he could face life in prison. It’s unclear if Clark has hired legal counsel.Police on July 25 arrested Brandon McGlover on suspicion of setting the Cranston Fire, a blaze that destroyed fire homes, east of Los Angeles. He also could face life in prison if he’s convicted, the AP reported.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Swimmer, 67, apparently drowns in Hudson River during competition in New York City

first_imgWABC(NEW YORK) — A 67-year-old apparently drowned in the Hudson River during a distance-swimming competition on Friday afternoon, according to authorities.The man, whose name has not been released, was competing in the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim when he disappeared during the second-to-last stage of the event. The entire competition covers 120 miles over seven days from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, in upstate New York, to the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge, between Staten Island and Brooklyn.The stage Friday was to take swimmers from the Tappan Zee Bridge, renamed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, in Tarrytown, New York, to the George Washington Bridge in the Bronx, according to New York Open Water, which organized the competition. The stage was 15.7 miles long.The swimmer disappeared in the vicinity of the George Washington Bridge, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.After spending several hours searching for the lost competitor, the Coast Guard said it was transitioning to a “recovery” effort.“On behalf of New York Open Water, it is with great sadness that we report the loss of a swimmer today on Stage 6 of the 8 Bridges Open Water Swim,” the organizers said in a statement. “Our thoughts are first and foremost with the swimmer’s family and in respect for their privacy, we are declining to name the swimmer at this time.”The seventh and final day of the event, to be held Saturday, was canceled.A safety supervisor was monitoring the swimmers at the time of his disappearance, organizers said.“We can confirm that all swimmer safety protocols were in place and that the NYPD was escorting the field,” organizers said. “We will continue to work closely with the authorities and will provide updates as they become available.”The man’s body had not been recovered as of early Saturday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Helping to create the right balance

first_img Comments are closed. Gloucestershire-based Balance Learning, formed by the original founders andcore team members of CD-Rom and online publisher Xebec, claims to have launchedthe world’s first purpose-built blended learning programmes. Leading Work Teams 1 & 2 combine e-learning courses, classroom resourcesand workplace activities and feature video scenarios, interactive quizzes,online glossaries and full search facilities. “To be an effective leader who gets the best out of a team, you need athorough understanding of facilitation of group processes,” says ChrisHorseman, managing director of Balance Learning. The courses are accessed through a standard web browser and use minimumbandwidth. They can be hosted externally via the internet or deployed on acorporate intranet. www.balancelearning.co.uk Helping to create the right balanceOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

BYU Men’s Volleyball Faces UCLA Thursday

first_imgMay 2, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Volleyball Faces UCLA Thursday Written by Tags: Brenden Sander/BYU Men’s Volleyball/Gabi Garcia Fernandez/Leo Durkin/Price Jarman/UCLA FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES-Thursday, BYU men’s volleyball, the #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament nationally, finds itself in the odd position of being the higher seed in a matchup in enemy territory.By virtue of UCLA’s 3-1 win over Harvard in the first round Tuesday at their home arena, Pauley Pavilion, the Bruins remain there as the “road team” against the Cougars.Nevertheless, the Cougars still have many things going for them.These include four All-Americans on the roster as determined by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Gabi Garcia Fernandez, Brenden Sander, Price Jarman and Leo Durkin.Fernandez was named as a second-team All-American, leading the Cougars in kills per set (3.44), aces per set (0.48) and digs per set (1.32). Additionally, the native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, adds 0.83 blocks per set for good measure.Sander, a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., made the first-team and amasses 3.43 kills per set, 0.96 digs per set and 0.39 aces per set.Jarman, a Las Vegas product, also made the second-team and contributes 1.15 blocks per set and 1.45 kills per set, hitting at a clip of .421.Durkin, also a native of Las Vegas, received honorable mention for the third consecutive season and boasts a .312 hitting percentage. He also contributes 10.11 assists per set, 1.30 digs per set and 0.70 blocks per set.Should the Cougars vanquish the Bruins Thursday, they would play the winner of the matchup between top-seeded Long Beach State and Ohio State May 5 at 7:00 pm MDT. The BYU-UCLA matchup will be streamed on NCAA.com Brad Jameslast_img read more

World Record and World Championship for IU’s King

first_imgBUDAPEST, Hungary – Indiana University’s Lilly King continued her dominance in the 100 breaststroke on Tuesday at the 2017 FINA Swimming World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.King set the world record in the 100m breaststroke, winning the world championship with a time of 1:04.13. The junior’s mark was 0.22 seconds better than the previous world record of 1:04.35 set by Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte in 2013.The reigning Olympic champion in the event started with a blistering first 50 meters, clocking in with a 29.80 – the fourth-fastest 50 breast in history. The Evansville, Ind. native then finished the back-half of the race in impressive fashion, finishing with a 34.33, which was the fastest split in the championship final.With her tremendous time, King also broke the four-year old American record (1:04.45) and the Indiana school record mark in the event.Indiana alum Cody Miller placed 16th overall in the men’s 50 breaststroke, touching the wall in a time of 27.46 in the semifinals. Earlier in prelims, Miller posted a mark of 27.31.In the men’s 800 freestyle, IU postgrad Zane Grothe earned a spot in Wednesday’s championship final, qualifying eighth overall with a time of 7:50.97.Along with Grothe in the championship final of the 800 free on Wednesday, IU’s Mohamed Samy will swim in the prelims of the 100 freestyle. Both King, Miller and Blake Pieroni are also eligible to swim for Team USA in the 4×100 freestyle mixed relay as well, but those relays won’t be announced until later.Prelims are scheduled to begin at 3:30 a.m. ET, with the finals session on Wednesday starting at 11:30 a.m. ET.For a complete broadcasting and streaming schedule for the 2017 FINA World Championships, click here. For a complete schedule of events for the week, go to FINA.org. Live results for the entire World Championships can be found here.Be sure to keep up with all the latest news on the Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.Men’s 800 FreestyleZane Grothe – 7:50.97Men’s 50 BreaststrokeCody Miller – 27.46 (27.31 prelims)Women’s 100 BreaststrokeLilly King – 1:04.13 (World Record) FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

For writers and students, a break from solitude

first_imgA crowd was waiting when husband-and-wife fiction writers Paul Yoon and Laura van den Berg arrived at the Barker Center last month to discuss the pleasures, choices, and sacrifices that come with writing.Their appearance was sponsored by Writers in the Parlor, a series founded and curated by Bret Anthony Johnston, director of creative writing in Harvard’s English Department. Since its launch in 2007, the series has helped to make the writing life a little less lonely for both visitors and students, said Johnston, the author of the story collection “Corpus Christi.”“We wanted to invite extraordinary writers to participate in conversations with our student writers,” said Johnston. “The goal was for the conversations to be intimate and wide-ranging, exploring contemporary and classic literature, the author’s work and experience, the students’ writing and aspirations, anything and everything that comes with a life in letters.”Yoon, who has published two books, is the Roger F. Murray Chair of Creative Writing at Phillips Academy in Andover, where he and van den Berg live. Van den Berg, who also has two books under her belt, commutes to Boston to teach in Emerson College’s M.F.A. program.“Both Paul and I had a terrific time at Writers in the Parlor. The atmosphere was energetic and friendly, and you certainly can’t ask for a better moderator than Bret Anthony Johnston,” said van den Berg.“The questions from the attendees were so insightful and interesting — I always love it when the conversation that emerges during a Q&A encourages me to think of some aspect of fiction, or of the writing life, in a slightly new light, and that definitely happened at Writers in the Parlor. It was an honor to be there, and we both had a lot of fun.”Next month, Random House will publish Johnston’s debut novel, “Remember Me Like This,” and he’s been instrumental in the planning LitFest, Harvard’s first-ever literary festival.  The three-day event starts April 29.“You would be hard-pressed to find an institution who takes its writers more seriously,” said Johnston. “The members of the literary community here converge in the shared enterprise of making literary art, the process of it, whereas other institutions are more invested in the product.  I’m really proud that Writers in the Parlor fits so seamlessly, and has been so warmly embraced, by such a community, and I believe it’s made a unique and considerable contribution to the ongoing conversation.”The opportunities to bring fiction writers to campus have been more limited than those for poets, playwrights, or essayists, said Johnston, which was one of the catalysts for Writers in the Parlor. (The other was Readings in the Parlor, at which professors and students engage in a close reading of a text.)“That said,” he noted, “we have future plans to bring a great essayist and television writer to the series. I’m in the process of scheduling those visits, and once they’re announced, people will be very excited. Those events might very well be the most popular yet.”Already at work on his second book of stories, Johnston said he feels like a student all over again when he’s moderating a Writers in the Parlor talk.“I’m eager to hear the writers discuss their craft, their work, and the experiences that have shaped their careers. I listen for any kind of advice that will prove useful in my own work or the work of my students, and I listen to understand that I’m not alone in this endeavor,” he said.“Even at a place like Harvard where the literary community is so vibrant, writers can feel isolated and insecure. At Writers in the Parlor events, we’ve had winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, writers whose work has been turned into Oscar-nominated films, and writers with international best-sellers under their belts, and every one of them has spoken to the loneliness of the vocation. Regardless of where you are in your career, you long for company and compatriots. The series offers such a bolstering community. You feel less alone and more confident in how you’re choosing to spend your life — or at least the afternoon.”LitFest runs from April 29 to May 1 and is free and open to the public.last_img read more

48 Hours on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

first_imgWhen most people think of the North Carolina coast their thoughts tend to drift to the far reaches of the Outer Banks, places like Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island, which have become world renowned for sand dunes, surfing and shipwrecks. But on a recent trip to the Tarheel coast, I had the pleasure of discovering a lesser known but equally inviting destination on the far southern end of the Outer Banks, a little closer to the mainland.The Crystal Coast, as it has come to be known, is made up of such places as Morehead City, the Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, the quaint and historic town of Beaufort, and the stunning Cape Lookout National Seashore, administered by the National Park Service and accessible only by boat. Next time you’re searching for a coastal getaway consider the Crystal Coast and use this guide to experience the area like a local.Day One:Visit Cape Lookout National SeashoreOne of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in the world, Cape Lookout National Seashore is the ultimate highlight of any trip to the Crystal Coast. This pristine strip of land is accessible either by personal watercraft or by way of the Island Express Ferry Service that leaves regularly from the nearby Visitor Center on Harkers Island. Once there you’ll find a windswept, maritime landscape that offers unparalleled views of the neighboring Atlantic Ocean along with surfing, surf fishing, primitive beach camping, and reservable rustic cabins.fullsizerender-3Go on a Paddling ExcursionCanoers and kayakers have the freedom to journey through the intricately laced inlets and waterways winding throughout The Crystal Coast. Explorers visiting the area will find paddling adventures suited to every interest and schedule. Excursions range from convenient two to four-hour guided tours through the waters surrounding Beaufort, Morehead City or Cape Lookout to full-blown eight-day paddling expeditions.Day Two:Kayak Fishing in the Rachel Carson ReserveThe Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is a popular spot for kayak fishermen seeking redfish, speckled trout, flounder and many other species. When I was in the area I was fortunate enough to attend a guided trip headed up by local guide and angler Bobby Brewer, AKA Baldheaded Bobby. He showed us around the reserve, put us on some summertime redfish, and even paddled us into an upclose encounter with a wild mustang.fullsizerender-1Visit Historic BeaufortNearby Beaufort is a charming historical district lined with boats, waterfront restaurants, and houses, some of which have been around since colonial times. The best way to see town is on two wheels, so consider booking a culinary bike tour with Hungry Town Tours. bike-tourFood:Pescara Wood Oven KitchenEstablished in May 2015, Pescara is a coastal Italian restaurant located in a  restored cedar plank home–the second oldest home in the area. img_2585Every detail of the space has been thoughtfully designed and carefully planned. From the exhibition wood oven kitchen to the outdoor terrace, the décor adds to the charm of this outstanding restaurant. We highly recomend the soft shell crab when in season.Circa 81Know for tapas and cocktails, Circa 81 has quickly become a staple of the Crystal Coast dining scene.Executive Chef and Owner, Clarke Merrell has his hand in every aspect of operations. The menu features small plates, perfect for passing around the table in true tapas style, medium and large plate selections—delicious sandwiches, homemade soups, local seafood and fresh-made desserts—and more than 30 specialty drinks on the cocktaileria menu.Libations and Nightlife:Idle Hour BiergartenPerfectly perched in the Atlantic Beach Circle lies Idle Hour Biergarten, a modern, beachside take on a German beer garden serving up an eclectic made from scratch menu, prepared in-house –think bratwurst, sandwiches, soup, salads and concessions –using fresh local ingredients and native North Carolina craft beer by the glass, pint, stein, bottle and can, plus wine and cocktails. img_2690Having opened in February 2015, Idle Hour offers both in-door and outdoor spaces, allowing guests to mix and mingle alfresco whether at a picnic table or the outdoor fireplace. With a seasonally influenced menu, guests can return time and time again for new palate pleasers.11204432_902800099782020_3303304459488173193_nRelated:last_img read more

In the wake of the Capital One breach, can CUs trust ‘the cloud’?

first_imgBy now everyone has read about the security breach involving Capital One that affected more than 100 million customers. The thing that made this breach stand out from all the others in the news is that the hacker accused of breaking in was a former Amazon employee that worked on Amazon Web Services—the cloud service storing the Capital One data when it was compromised.Whether or not the hacker was granted access to the data because of her position at Amazon, as some theories have suggested, is somewhat irrelevant. Rather, the deeply relevant follow-up question to this breach that everyone using cloud services should be asking is: “Can I trust ‘the cloud’?”The answer is “you have to today.” But you shouldn’t do so blindly.The reality is that virtually all of today’s organizations already live in the cloud—oftentimes, many clouds. The benefits offered by the cloud are so great that no company can survive in today’s competitive business environment without leveraging this powerful tool. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more