Pensioner charged over alleged child sexual assault

first_imgNewsBreaking newsPensioner charged over alleged child sexual assaultBy admin – January 15, 2014 664 Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Andrew CareyA LIMERICK pensioner has been charged with sexually assaulting a young boy between 2006 and 2007.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Michael O’Brien aged 73 and with an address at High Meadows, Gouldavoher, Dooradoyle is charged with sexually assaulting the boy between January 1, 2006 and March 31, 2007.It is alleged that he engaged in a sexual act on nine occasions with the child who is aged under 15.An application for Mr O’Brien’s name not be mentioned in media reports was refused by Judge O’Kelly who said that the alleged injured party was not a relative of the accused.He was released on his own bail to appear at Limerick District Court on March 28 and ordered not to have any contact with the alleged injured party.center_img Facebook Email Print Previous articleFundraising concert for the Roche familyNext articleDeenihan was aware of City of Culture problems adminlast_img read more

Driver may have intentionally crashed car into Miami police substation: Cops

first_imgMiami Police Department(MIAMI) — A driver may have intentionally crashed a car into a Miami police substation Friday morning, authorities said.The driver, 36-year-old Giftson Cherenfant, is seen on surveillance video speeding and slamming into the substation’s back gate, Miami Chief Jorge Colina said.If the crash was accidental, Colina said, the car would have then stopped, but instead the car regained speed and crashed into the wall. Colina said a courageous officer used his vehicle to trap the driver’s car to keep the suspect from leaving or ramming the building again.The building was evacuated, Colina said.A rifle and safe were found in the suspect’s car, police said, adding that a motive is not clear.Charges have not been determined, police said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trey Anastasio Band Busts Out “Aqui Como Alla” After 16 Years At Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam

first_imgThe Warren Haynes Christmas Jam has become a holiday staple, with last night’s performance at Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center marking the 29th iteration of the beloved event. Each year, the Christmas Jam led by Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes sees performances by some of the jam scene’s best and brightest. This year, in addition to numerous collaborative sets by the likes of The Avett Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Marcus King, and Les Bros—the latter which is composed of Marc Quinones, Warren Haynes, Paul Riddle, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce Katz, and Jorgen Carlsson—Christmas Jam 29 invited Phish frontman Trey Anastasio for two sets during the night.For Trey’s first appearance of the evening, the guitarist and vocalist appeared with the classic paired-down lineup for his solo project Trey Anastasio Band, also featuring drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski. While many of the sets throughout the night were somewhat restrained due to time, TAB’s performance at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam was one of the most extended. After opening with classic Trey tune “Gotta Jibboo”, the band wasted no time getting into the nitty-gritty of the set, which mixed the band’s new material (“Everything’s Right” and “Set Your Soul Free”) with classics (“Gotta Jibboo” and “First Tube”). Their set also saw a performance of “Aqui Como Alla”, a tune which hasn’t been played by the group since 2001, marking a sixteen-year gap.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | U.S. Cellular Center | Asheville, NC | 12/9/2017Set: Gotta Jibboo, Burn That Bridge, Everything’s Right, Aqui Como Alla, Sand, Dark and Down, Set Your Soul Free, First TubeTrey Anastasio Band, “Gotta Jiboo”[Video: Warren Haynes]Trey Anastasio Band, “Burn That Bridge”[Video: John Ellis]Trey Anastasio Band, “First Tube”[Video: rohbear3]Trey was also featured during a short in-between set led by Warren Haynes. Haynes and Anastasio teamed up on two of the three songs during the short set. First up was the duo’s collaboration on Trey Anastasio original “Miss You”. Coming out of “Miss You”, the Phish frontman stayed on for a rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s classic number “Midnight Rider”. Following these two numbers, Trey departed the stage, swapping out for renowned pianist Holly Bowling, who joined Haynes for a rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Morning Dew”.Setlist: Warren Haynes | U.S. Cellular Center | Asheville, NC | 12/9/2017Set: Miss You (w/Trey Anastasio), Midnight Rider (w/Trey Anastasio), Morning Dew (w/Holly Bowling)Warren Haynes with Trey Anastasio, “Miss You” & “Midnight Rider” [Photo: Tour Tweet]last_img read more

Abuse of older people an epidemic in NZ society

first_imgNZ Herald 13 June 2015Elder abuse is rife in New Zealand society and half of all instances seen by Age Concern involve financial abuse. As many as one in 10 older people may be victims of financial elder abuse, research suggests.Monday marks the beginning of the 10th annual Elder Abuse Awareness Week. It’s a shock to discover how little humanity some Kiwis have when it comes to the older generation.“We consider it unacceptable to hit our children and we also need to consider it unacceptable to abuse our elders,” says Robyn Scott, Age Concern’s chief executive.“We don’t think about the way we speak about older people and we don’t think about their rights.”Some people think because someone is old it doesn’t matter what happens to them any more or they don’t need money to spend, she says.We all need to keep an eye out for elder abuse. “Don’t let fear of meddling in someone else’s business stop you from voicing your concern. It is time to stop elder abuse in our communities,” says Scott. read more

Olympic boxing qualifier in China scrapped over virus: report

first_img Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Items You’ve Been Using Wrong Your Whole LifeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Read Also: Serena fends off stubborn Zidansek to reach Aussie Open third round Cases have also been reported outside China, in countries including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Thailand. The coronavirus has caused alarm for its similarity to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Several countries have already stepped up monitoring measures for visitors coming from China, and the World Health Organisation will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday on whether to declare a rare global public health emergency over the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… A boxing qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for next month in China’s Wuhan will be cancelled over the outbreak of a new virus, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said Wednesday. Citing organisers, Kyodo said the qualifiers would be rescheduled and moved from Wuhan, where the outbreak of the new strain of coronavirus is believed to have begun. A boxing qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for China’s Wuhan has been cancelled over the outbreak of a new virus, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said There was no independent confirmation from the organisers, and Japan’s boxing federation said it was waiting to hear from the International Olympic Committee on the reported cancellation. Kyodo said the IOC was expected to announce a new host and schedule for the qualifiers. Boxing has struggled in the run-up to the 2020 Games, and was almost excluded from the Olympic programme after a series of scandals. The amateur boxing body AIBA was stripped of the right to organise the Olympic competition and replaced with a special taskforce. Other measures have been introduced to rebuild trust in the sport, including a more transparent judging system. The reported cancellation comes as China said the new strain of coronavirus has killed nine people and infected at least 440 others in the country.last_img read more

8 acquitted in boot camp death

first_imgBy midafternoon, about 150 people – many from nearby Florida A&M University – were protesting the acquittals outside the state Capitol. They chanted, “No justice. No peace.” Several black legislators also expressed outrage. Anderson was black; the guards were black, white and Asian. The jury was all white. “Ninety minutes of deliberation for a child’s life, a child who we saw beaten to death on videotape over and over again?” asked Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami. “Ninety minutes and not guilty. That’s un-American. That is racist, discriminatory, bigotry.” The verdicts devastated the boy’s family, who had wanted the trial conducted outside this Florida Panhandle county. His mother, Gina Jones, stormed out of the courtroom. “I cannot see my son no more. Everybody see their family members. It’s wrong,” she screamed. “You kill a dog, you go to jail,” said the family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump. “You kill a little black boy and nothing happens.” Defense attorneys dismissed that the case was about race, citing the guards’ racial diversity. Rather, they said, it was a local case tainted by outside political pressure to convict the guards. Anderson, hit by the guards after he collapsed while running laps, died a day later at a hospital in January 2006. Then-Gov. Jeb Bush was besieged by complaints of a coverup in the case and protesters camped out in his office for two days last year. “There was this perception that we were a bunch of bobo heads up here in Bay County,” Waylon Graham, the lawyer for ex-guard Charles Helms, told Court TV. “And I don’t like that kind of highhandedness, and what we did, we basically showed them that we know how to take care of business here in Bay County. We know what to do, and it was time for them to go home.” Defense attorneys contended that the first, disputed autopsy on the boy had it right all along: Anderson died of natural complications of undiagnosed sickle cell trait, a usually benign blood disorder common in blacks that can hinder blood cells’ ability to carry oxygen during physical stress. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Martin Lee Anderson’s parents have been convinced ever since they saw the videotaped confrontation that the seven former guards, and a nurse who watched but did nothing to stop their blows, killed their 14-year-old son. It was equally clear-cut to the guards: They were just doing their jobs at the military-style juvenile camp, responding the way they were trained to when it appeared a young offender was faking illness to avoid exercise. Though the video may have shocked outsiders, they said it wasn’t their actions that killed Anderson, but a previously undiagnosed blood disorder. Across the street from the now-closed camp in this conservative community, jurors in the Bay County courthouse needed just 90 minutes to acquit the eight defendants of manslaughter. Despite the silent video that a prosecutor said screamed “in a loud, clear voice” that the defendants killed the boy last year, the jurors also didn’t find enough evidence to convict them of lesser charges of neglecting the teen. “I am truly, truly sorry this happened. Myself, I love kids,” said ex-guard Henry Dickens, 60. He added that Anderson “wasn’t beaten. Those techniques were taught to us and used for a purpose.” FLORIDA: A guard said the techniques used to beat the 14-year-old after he stopped running were “for a purpose.” By Melissa Nelson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY, Fla. – To both sides, and ultimately to the jury, the case of the teenager who died after boot camp guards punched and kicked him was open-and-shut. last_img read more