Man jailed over false imprisonment of Limerick Good Samaritan

first_imgNewsMan jailed over false imprisonment of Limerick Good SamaritanBy Staff Reporter – November 1, 2016 649 WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Previous articleShot Limerick Garda facing assault chargesNext articleGAA – Limerick Hurling panel announced Staff Reporter Emailcenter_img Limerick Circuit CourtA GOOD Samaritan neighbour who confronted three burglars was locked in a cupboard while they raided a house, a Limerick court has heard.The evidence was heard at Limerick Circuit Court during the sentencing hearing of Martin Ward who had pleaded guilty to false imprisonment at Singland Road on February 23, 2014Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 26-year-old, who is currently serving prison sentence, was one of three men who were raiding a house when a neighbour noticed them. The 63-year-old victim, who arrived at the property with his dog, saw two men leaving a bedroom with a number of items.Detective Garda Healy said that as the 63-year-old confronted them, one of the men threw something at his dog causing him injury.The victim was then pushed and punched during an assault before he was locked in to a compartment area under the stairs of his neighbour’s house. Limerick Circuit Court heard that the victim’s wife rang their son as she grew very concerned for the 63-year-old’s welfare.The three men left the house and went to a nearby petrol station before the man was freed from the house by his son.When he was arrested, Ward, a native of Galway with seven sisters and five brothers, gave gardai a false name which made their investigations difficult as there was no DNA or forensics linking him to the incident. In a victim impact statement, Judge O’Donnell noted that the 63-year-old, although having recovered from his physical injuries, suffered extreme psychological distress.“It was an appalling incident which damaged his self-confidence”, Judge O’Donnell said. In his judgement, Judge O’Donnell noted that the accused lived a “transient lifestyle and was subjected to child abuse at an early age.”With 69 previous convictions, the majority of which are for robbery, burglary and road traffic offences, Judge O’Donnell said that this particularly “bad record” had to be considered as an aggravating factor“This was clearly a very frightening experience which was psychologically disturbing. A man was locked under the stairs and violence used against him”.“This is a serious case and must have serious consequences”, Judge O’Donnell said as he jailed the 26-year-old for three years and 6 months which he backdated to April 15 last when he first went in to custody.  Advertisement Twitter Printlast_img read more

Chhattisgarh HC Permits Private Schools To Collect Tution Fees; Directs Evolution Of Mechanism To Provide Study Materials To Students Who Do Not Have Access To Online Classes [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesChhattisgarh HC Permits Private Schools To Collect Tution Fees; Directs Evolution Of Mechanism To Provide Study Materials To Students Who Do Not Have Access To Online Classes [Read Order] Akshita Saxena28 July 2020 3:39 AMShare This – xThe Chhattisgarh High Court has quashed the government orders prohibiting private unaided schools from collecting tuition fees from its students or recovering outstanding dues. The bench of Justice P. Sam Koshy has made it clear that the State cannot issue such “blanket orders” precluding private schools from collecting fees, as it would “adversely affect their right to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Chhattisgarh High Court has quashed the government orders prohibiting private unaided schools from collecting tuition fees from its students or recovering outstanding dues. The bench of Justice P. Sam Koshy has made it clear that the State cannot issue such “blanket orders” precluding private schools from collecting fees, as it would “adversely affect their right to carry any occupation, trade or business guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of India.” The Court has permitted all the schools associated with the Petitioner-society, Bilaspur Private School Management Association Society, to collect tuition fees from their students, including the outstanding fees of the previous academic session. This order is however made subject to the following conditions: It is expected that the educational institutions will not enhance or revise their tuition fees as of now until the situation normalizes and improves; Tuition fees must be the same that was charged for the previous academic session. The respective schools shall permit payment of fees monthly, bimonthly or quarterly whichever is convenient to the parents and with all options also open for the parents.Until the situation normalizes, the schools must ensure that they would collect only tuition fees and not any other fees in addition to the tuition fees.No institution shall be permitted to withhold the salary part nor shall the schools reduce the salary of any of their existing staff from what these staff were drawing prior to the lockdown period. The order has been passed in suit with the observations made by the High Courts of Delhi, Punjab & Haryana and Kerala, permitting educational institutions to collect tution fees, in order to meet their infrastructural expenses and run online classes. School Fee Waiver Amid Lockdown : How Various High Courts Dealt With The Issue? The bench proceeded to observe that it is important to permit collection of tution fee not only to enable these institutions to meet their daily expenses but also to enable them to take preventive measures, such as sanitization of premises, maintaining distance between the students while attending classes, etc. upon re-opening. “Expecting the educational institutions to undertake all such requirement and formalities and also ensuring all such safety measures without collecting fees whatsoever from the students does not in the opinion of this court seems to be justified, nor is it logical under any circumstances,” the bench remarked. The bench agreed that that there may be some individual cases where a parent is not in a position to pay the fees for his/her ward. To remedy such cases, the Court has directed the Schools to evolve some mechanism to cater to exceptional situations where a parent is not able to pay the fees for some genuine reasons. “It is directed that in the event if any of the parent is facing any acute financial crisis whereby there being no means whatsoever to pay the school fees, let such parent/parents approach the respective school authorities, who in turn shall consider the same and if required can also get it duly verified or scrutinized on their own asking the parent to provide such necessary informations with which it could be assessed, whether he is in a position to pay the fees or not, by seeking such information like financial status of the parents, the income details of the parents so also the assets in the name of the parents etc. and thereafter pass a suitable order,” the bench directed. So far as proper access to online classes is concerned, the Schools have been directed to evolve and develop a mechanism to ensure that online education facilities reach to every student in the school. “In a given situation where a candidate is not in a position to have an access to the online education facility, the institutions should evolve a system of providing such study materials to the students with which the students can continue with his/her studies uninterrupted,” the bench suggested. Case Details: Case Title: Bilaspur Private School Management Association Society v. State of Chhattisgarh & Ors. Case No.: WP (C) No. 1040/2020 Quorum: Justice P. Sam Koshy Appearance: Advocate Ashish Shrivastava (for Petitioner); Addl. Advocate General Vivek Ranjan Tiwari (for State); Advocates Kshitiz Sharma, Anand Mohan Tiwari and Abhijeet Sarkar (for Interveners) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Slip me some Skin

first_imgEver since the untimely break up of Skunk Anansie, time has shown that their material has aged very well. Some would say not at all. Skin’s debut solo album is an absolute treat, for really unexpected reasons. Fleshwounds is a scaled down, simplified vocal treat. There’s still the odd hint of Skunk Anansie poetics, with lines such as “can’t see you through your blinding words”. But that really is all that remains for Skunk Anansie fans. ‘The Trouble With Me’ could easily be a Mel C song, except that Mel C could never come up with something so good. For someone who once sang “yes it’s fucking political, everything’s political”, “the trouble with me is my troubles with you” sounds like Lisa Stansfield, but in a good way. ‘I’ll Try’ is David Gray done well. Fleshwounds is a trip through everything that’s acceptable about modern pop. ‘You’ve Made Your Bed’ is so straight-up that it’s actually quite moving. Perhaps it’s the lack of a gargantuan guitar riff à la Stoosh that makes you take her seriously. Nothing ever kicks in, and you’re left with a line as simple as “You can’t keep turning to me, when she ain’t coming home” hitting home simply because it doesn’t turn into a mosh-fest. Towards the end Fleshwounds becomes more adventurous, both with it’s pace and it’s mix of styles. Just when it seemed like amps had been banned from the studio, ‘As Long As That’s True’ provides one verse where Skin nearly lets fly, but as soon as your head has begun to nod, it’s over. This really is a seriously well-judged, modest album. The final track ‘Till Morning Comes’ is a top-drawer jazz vocal piece. It actually made me think of the way Lou Reed ended Transformer. I don’t know where the fuck she pulled this one from but it forces you to take someone called ‘Skin’, seriously. Quite an achievement. If all pop albums were this well measured and made with this degree of subtlety, the world would be a better place. David Gray would be out of a job, and The Stereophonics would be hanging from a gibbet. Out June 2ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003last_img read more

Arsenal impressed with William Saliba but have a few concerns after visits to London Colney

first_imgAdvertisement Comment The Gunners have largely been impressed with their summer signing’s phsyicality (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are keeping a close eye on William Saliba and have been impressed with his physicality, though there are reportedly a few areas of concern they hope to improve.The young French centre-back was signed over the summer and immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne for the 2019/20 season, though was injured at the start of the campaign.He made his first Ligue 1 start shortly before the international break, keeping a clean sheet in an impressive display as Saint-Etienne beat Lyon 1-0. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Oct 2019 10:06 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.4kShares Saliba visited London Colney to train during his recovery from a hamstring injury (Picture: Getty)Speaking about Arsenal’s signing of Saliba earlier this summer, manager Unai Emery said: ‘We’re delighted William is joining us. Many teams wanted him but he decided he wanted to come to us and be part of our future.‘He will stay in France next season for more experience and then we look forward to him joining our group.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Saliba kept Lyon’s star-studded attack at bay in his last outing (Picture: Getty)During his initial hamstring recovery – which saw him miss the first seven games of the season – Saliba made the trip to England to visit Arsenal’s London Colney training base.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, the Gunners are already working closely with their summer signing and have been impressed with his ‘physical prowess’.However, they have noted a few areas of concern where he needs to improve, particularly his groin strength.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThere is no great drama surrounding those little issues though, and Arsenal know he’s still young and can improve, while their facilities and staff are far superior to those at Saint-Etienne.The club are confident Saliba will be able to come in and compete for a first-team role next season and are continuing to remain in regular contact with him. Arsenal impressed with William Saliba but have a few concerns after visits to London Colney Advertisementlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Jan. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

first_imgSaturday, January 25, 2014•1:37 a.m. Aaron K. Campbell, 29, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with burglary, assault on law enforcement, obstruction of official duty and criminal damage to property.•2:15 p.m. Officers investigated violation of protection order of a known suspect in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•3:11 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 800 block W. Hillside, Wellington.•3:12 p.m. Jerrod M. Portenier, 32, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended.•7:45 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 100 block N. A, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by Haley N. Goodman, 25, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Tammy M. Mansfield, Wellington. Sunday, January 26, 2014•1:08 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of vehicle parts by an unknown suspect in the 200 block E. 3rd, Wellington.•3:06 p.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 500 block E. 4th, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Jan. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014: Friday, January 24, 2014•12:30 a.m. – No news release.•12:04 p.m. Brian S. Boor, 21, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property and criminal restraint.•12:34 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicle tire and scratched in the 1400 block N. Day, Wellington.last_img read more

Aurora LASIK Offers Unique Options for Clearer Vision

first_imgKAMRA InlayOutstanding technology that allows for improved reading vision without glasses, while maintaining distance vision If you’re tired of your readers, KAMRA Inlay may be a great option for you.Aurora is one of just three providers in the state to offer this technologyVisian ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens)Through a micro-incision, I am able to insert a small contact lens inside the eye to correct very high levels of nearsightednessExcellent optics that produce outstanding vision qualityEnables patients who have traditionally not been good candidates for LASIK to have surgical correction of their vision Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)Aurora LASIK provides a wide variety of options to help improve your vision.Also utilizes the Wavelight Suite, but performs correction without a LASIK flap. This is an excellent option for patients who have:Thin corneasDry eyesIrregular AstigmatismHobbies that risk ocular trauma Refractive Lens ExchangeAurora LASIK can help you improve your vision no matter your stage of life with one of its many options.For patients who are over age 55, they may be developing early cataracts that affect their vision. In these patients, removing the early cataract is an excellent option.Offers multifocal lens implant technologyImproves near and far vision in each eye. Avoids having cataract surgery in the futureLess trouble with dry eyecenter_img I encourage anyone who has been told they are not candidates for vision correction to visit Aurora LASIK for a free screening.  One of our newer procedures may be right for you. We can help you understand your options and, with the new year, help you plan your Flexible Spending Account contributions. Facebook45Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Aurora LASIKThe past two months, since the opening of Aurora LASIK, have been exhilarating. We’ve seen interest in LASIK surgery like never before and have been able to help more than 100 patients enjoy the benefits of clearer vision without glasses or contacts.At Aurora, we offer technology that can correct the vision of even the most challenging cases and help nearly all patients who would like to see without glasses.  That’s because we offer more than just LASIK.  A list of exciting options are summarized below.All-Laser LASIK with the Wavelight Refractive SuiteMost advanced integrated LASIK platform available in the U.S. Blade-free surgery is available right here in Thurston County!last_img read more

Ride of a lifetime for Winters & Company

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe rollercoaster ride for Jill Winters & Company ended on a high Sunday night at the Summerland Curling Club.The West Kootenay rink held off a late charge by Karla Thompson to edge the Kamloops rink 7-6 in the C Final at the Interior Women’s Curling Championships.Winters, third Samantha Almquist of Trail, second Natalie Nowicki of Rossland and lead Heather Nichol of Castlegar now advance as one of the two rinks from the Interiors qualifying for the 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships in Cloverdale.“Ya it started to sink in today,” Winters said Monday from her Snowpack Experience store on Baker Street. “We finished about 8:30 p.m. and jumped in the car and got home about 1:30 a.m. and all went to work so we’re all super tired. But I’ve had a few people come in to congratulate me so it’s pretty neat feeling.”A-event winner Jenn Fewster of Prince George joins the Winters rink.The marathon weekend started Friday with the Nelson-based rink posting a pair of wins over Siomne Groundwater and Jerri-Pat Armstrong-Smith.However, Thompson spoiled the day by blowing past Winters 9-4 in A-event play.The loss dropped Winters into the B event where the skip started steamrolling the competition winning three straight games Saturday. Sunday Winters got past Desiree Schmidt of Trail 10-7 by scoring four two enders. That set the stage for Winters to head home early if the rink could oust Thompson in the C Final.But the Kamloops skip had other things on her mind, bouncing Winters 11-6 to force a B-C Final.“We totally dropped the ball in that game,” Winters lamented. “Halfway through the game we got down by three points and had to push to get two points but literally fell apart. We went for the steal in nine, let some rocks build up but they ended up getting four to win.”And the B-C-event game didn’t look good early for Winters. Thompson struck for three in the opening end forcing Winters to play catch-up.“They got those points in the first end when I nicked a guard,” Winters explained. “But it was no big worry being down that early in the game. We just kept playing a stole two and then one.”“The ice was really tough to defend a lead on and I think that’s the mode they got into,” Winters added.After Thompson tied the contest by scoring one in the sixth, Winters struck for a deuce in the seventh before holding off Thompson for the narrow win.“We really stuck together as a team,” said Winters. “If one players was not curling well, having a bad end or game, the other teammates would pick her up.”“The last two games I thought I struggling out ther but my team was rocking it,” Winters added.This is the second time in three years Winters had skipped a team to the B.C. Scott Tournament. That rink included Allison Hurley and Loreen Amonson of Nelson and Lisa Nevakshonoff of Castlegar.Winters also curled at the provincials in 1998, 2006 and 2007.The Cloverdale Curling Club hosts the 2011 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships January [email protected]last_img read more

Half-time: West Ham 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgEden Hazard’s close-range header gave Chelsea a half-time lead.The Premier League leaders played with supreme confidence early on and could easily have gone ahead had 17-goal striker Diego Costa not fired over the bar after a glorious move.West Ham responded, with Cheikhou Kouyate forcing a fine close-range stop from the recalled Thibaut Courtois.But the Blues, with Oscar restored to the side and Kurt Zouma once again playing in midfield, were dominating possession and constantly probing the home defence.And Hazard deservedly headed them in front after a fine counter-attack saw the Belgian head home an enticing Ramires cross.Costa was then denied the chance to get a shot away by Carl Jenkinson when through on goal while the Hammers wasted a wonderful chance when Diafra Sakho’s weak header from six yards was saved by Courtois.Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Zouma, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Cech, Luis, Willian, Cuadrado, Loftus-Cheek, Drogba, Remy . Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

St. James Parish Council to Embark on Series of Empowerment Fora

first_imgThe St. James Parish Council is to embark on a series of community empowerment fora in the 17 Parish Council Divisions, with the first to be held on Thursday, March 28, at the John’s Hall All Age School in Springmount.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, who made the announcement on March 27, while addressing a Social Development Commission (SDC) parish forum in Montego Bay, said the meetings are geared at informing citizens about ways to participate in the local governance process and “bringing the agencies of Government to the people”.“The people must know who are in charge of the agencies that serve their communities, they must be aware of our actions, and they must have a say in how we approach situations. We will answer to the people we serve,” he emphasized.Mr. Harris said the Parish Council has never ceased interacting with communities, and “we have always facilitated the coming together of people and those charged with delivering services to their communities.”He explained that meaningful solutions to community challenges exist, and can emanate from the SDC parish fora, as when communities share their experiences, other areas facing similar difficulties can be informed on ways to move ahead.Meanwhile, the Mayor pointed out that the Parish Council has opened another avenue for interaction and information sharing with its representatives and the citizens on the first Monday of each month at the Montego Bay Civic Centre.“We have introduced a Mayor in Parlour session, on the first Monday of each month. I sit at the Civic Centre from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., where persons can come and speak with the Mayor and other representatives of the Parish Council on whatever recommendations or problems that they might have,” Mr. Harris said.By Garfield L. Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more