Christian brother charged with indecent assault

first_imgEmail A FORMER Christian Brother is to face trial at the Circuit Court for alleged indecent assault of a schoolboy over 40 years ago.  64-year-old Sean Drummond, with an address at Broadford Avenue, Ballinteer, Dublin, was presented with the book of evidence  last week at Limerick District Court.  The accused faces charges of indecently assaulting a 10-year-old boy on dates between August 1968 and August 1969 at the Christian Brothers School, Sexton Street, Limerick. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The then 4th class pupil was attending the school where Mr Drummond was a teacher.Sgt Donal Cronin said it was the direction of the DPP that the accused be sent forward for trial on the charges, and Judge O’Kelly remanded him on continuing bail with the condition that he has no contact with the alleged injured party. Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsChristian brother charged with indecent assaultBy admin – September 19, 2012 716 Twittercenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleSulky driver claimed he ‘would walk freeNext articleCity praised for proactive management of derelict buildings admin Printlast_img read more

HMS Queen Elizabeth becomes Royal Navy’s fleet flagship

first_img Photo: LPhot Belinda Aker/Royal Navy Posted: 3 months ago Categories: HMS Queen Elizabeth and her strike group will spend time developing collective war-fighting skills when NATO navies gather for exercise Strike Warrior off Scotland during the spring, before departing for the Mediterranean. It was announced last week that the UK’s new Flagship and Lightning Force of F-35B stealth strike fighters will also be complemented by a detachment of the fifth-generation aircraft from the US Marine Corps, and a US Navy destroyer during her first operational strike group deployment. Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Jerry Kyd was received on HMS Queen Elizabeth to mark the transfer of the role from amphibious transport dock HMS Albion (L14), while Royal Navy ships and shore establishments were informed by a signal at 13:30 on 27 January. The start of a new era… 🇬🇧@HMSQNLZ has today become the UK’s new flagship, taking the role from @hms_albion after the assault ship performed the prestigious role admirably since 2018. 🔗Read more: https://t.co/hBsW36oMpi pic.twitter.com/Bwgx7hL1Fe— Royal Navy (@RoyalNavy) January 27, 2021 Last year, UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, confirmed that HMS Queen Elizabeth will be at the centre of a Carrier Strike Group deployment to the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and East Asia. US commits to HMS Queen Elizabeth’s maiden deployment Photo: LPhot Belinda Aker/Royal Navy View post tag: Fleet Flagship “In the coming months HMS Queen Elizabeth will lead the most ambitious Royal Navy deployment in decades. She will be a focal point as we look forward to an extraordinary year.” The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has assumed the role of fleet flagship as the navy moves closer to deploying “the world’s most technologically advanced carrier strike group”. Related Article View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth She will embark F-35B from 617 Squadron (the “Dambusters”), Royal Navy Merlin helicopters, and be escorted and supported by Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers, Type 23 frigates and support ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.   Assault ship HMS Albion had been flagship since March 2018, deploying to the Indo-Pacific for 10 months; to the Baltic for major multi-national exercises; and latterly to the Mediterranean leading NATO security patrols and experimental warfare trials. Her sister, HMS Bulwark, previously led the Fleet for four years. “It is a fantastic privilege for Queen Elizabeth to be made the Fleet Flagship as we prepare to sail at the heart of UK’s very high readiness Carrier Strike Group,” Captain Angus Essenhigh, Commanding Officer, commented. “The position of Fleet Flagship is a symbol of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s importance to the nation, not just in restoring our carrier strike capability, but as a rolling statement of British commitment to global security, prosperity and trade,” Admiral Tony Radakin, The First Sea Lord, said. View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities Posted: 3 months ago Share this articlelast_img read more

Ocean City PTA to Host Fundraiser in Sea Isle

first_imgThe fundraiser will be held at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City. The Ocean City School District’s Parent-Teacher Association invites the public to enjoy “A Night in Monte Carlo” on Saturday, April 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, 4487 Venicean Road, Sea Isle City.The event will feature casino-style gaming, food, happy hour prices at the bar, music, dancing, raffles and more. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.Proceeds will help fund improvements to Ocean City’s Primary and Intermediate School’s playground equipment, enhancements to the Intermediate School’s STEM Program and field trips for students in grades kindergarten through eighth.“Our PTA is always looking for creative ways to engage our community while raising funds for our school district,” said OCPTA President Jocelyn Palaganas. “Monte Carlo Casino Night is more than a fundraiser; it’s a chance for parents to have a kid-free, fun night out with food, drinks, dancing and games of chance for adults of all ages.”Tickets are $75 each, which includes $100 in play money, food and two complimentary drinks. For a limited time, there is also an “Early Bird Special” consisting of two tickets for $130, which includes $200 in play money, food and four complimentary drinks.For ticket information or to learn more about A Night in Monte Carlo, visit the Ocean City PTA’s Facebook page, email [email protected] or [email protected], or phone 609-374-6208. Tickets may also be purchased at www.VENMO.com.last_img read more

Gayle to be rested for rest of NZ tour

first_imgWindies star Chris Gayle seems a major doubt to play any part in the rest of the One Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand after apparently failing to fully recover from the effects of a mystery illness.Gayle made 22 runs before being dismissed in the first ODI against the Black Caps but did not return to the field for the host’s successful runs chase, which eventually saw them register a five-wicket win. The regional team’s head coach, Stuart Law, and captain Jason Holder, explained that the player would undergo further assessment after being diagnosed with an unspecified ailment.The 38-year-old Gayle was, as a result, deemed not fit enough to take part in the second match; a lopsided 204 runs loss in Christchurch. With the series well and truly lost and the Windies set to play in the crucial World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe later this year, it seems unlikely the talismanic batsman will be risked for the rest of the series.“You know he’s at that age in his career where we just wanna give him the best chance to prolong his career, but you know we’ve got to be smart about things when it comes to people’s health,” Holder said when asked about the possibility of the player returning.Gayle is, however, in the West Indies squad for the three-match Twenty20 series that follows the ODIs.last_img read more

USC to push recruiting in Latin America

first_imgThe USC Office of Admissions said it is making a greater effort to diversify its international student body by recruiting in South America for the first time next year.Dean of Admissions Timothy Brunold said USC will begin recruiting in Brazil next year in 2012.Abraham Lowenthal, professor of international relations and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences president emeritus, said USC has a gap to fill in Latin America.“USC is below where it should be in attracting Latin American students because the USC brand is weak and out of date in that region,” Lowenthal said. “Mexico’s leaders study at Harvard, Yale, MIT and Cornell, not at USC. USC’s dramatic rise in quality in many fields is not yet known or recognized in most Latin American countries.”This year USC is recruiting undergraduate students in India for the first time. Admission’s full-time recruiters will take part in more international college fairs and will visit more high schools.“We will being visiting eight countries this fall, which is an increase,” Brunold said. “Recruiters will be sent to Canada, Mexico, Japan, Singapore, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and India.”Among the 15 percent of current USC freshmen that are international students, more than 40 countries are represented, but 332 out of the 435 international freshmen are from five countries: China, South Korea, Canada, India and Hong Kong. One or two students represent more than half of the countries represented.Some students said they would like to see more international representation.“I would like to meet people from more countries,” said Sean McElhenney, a junior majoring in critical studies. “Most of the international students I meet are from the same few countries, which is fine, but I would personally like to see some more international student diversity.”Brunold said the university will continue to use the same tactics to recruit students internationally.“We’re not really changing our method, but increasing our recruiting reach,” Brunold said. “It’s an expansion. Our methods are the same.”The increased focus on getting more students to come from a variety of areas around the world is intended to expand the cultural richness of the campus.“The benefits are the same as having geographical diversity among domestic students,” Brunold said. “There is always value in having people from different cultures and backgrounds.”Brunold said admissions is considering other areas in which to recruit.“It’s not that we don’t have a broader interest in further diversifying the student body, but we have to be certain of our resources before taking on a bigger endeavor,” Brunold said.Lara Garcia, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, was born in Spain but holds dual citizenship in Spain and the United States.“Bringing in people from an increasing number of different countries will help USC to be a more internationally well-known university,” Garcia said. “This way USC can have a higher level of education by bringing in the best students from all over the world.”Garcia said USC needs to make a greater effort to make its presence known in more countries and that she would like to see more representation from Europe.“I am from Spain and I didn’t know anything about USC until I came to [Los Angeles],” Garcia said. “On the other hand, UCLA is very well-known in Spain.”last_img read more

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas back at work after battling COVID-19

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Last Updated: 1st September, 2020 07:55 IST Trainer D. Wayne Lukas Back At Work After Battling COVID-19 D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer, is back at his Churchill Downs barn after recovering from COVID-19 Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News First Published: 1st September, 2020 07:55 IST D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer, is back at his Churchill Downs barn after recovering from COVID-19.Lukas, who turns 85 on Wednesday, said he got “really sick.”“I couldn’t get any air and I felt like I was drifting away,” he said. “You just wish you could get one breath.”Lukas isn’t sure how he contracted the coronavirus; he said he took such precautions as wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing and avoided dining out. He said his wife was caring for him and she tested negative twice.“You would’ve thought for sure she’d get it,” he said. “We rode it out and I feel better now than I did a month ago.”Lukas urged others to take the pandemic seriously and to protect themselves.“I see people taking it lightly and I think it’s a mistake, whether they’re my age or 20,” he said. “I’d wear my mask. I wouldn’t tempt fate.”Lukas is based at Churchill Downs in the spring and summer, where he frequently accompanies his horses to the track atop a pony. He has won 14 Triple Crown races, most recently the 2013 Preakness with Oxbow. Lukas has 4,839 career victories and more than $282 million in purse earnings.He has started 49 horses in the Derby — second-most in history — but doesn’t have an entry this year. His last Derby runner was two years ago.Image credits: AP last_img read more