One-time ‘homeless street drinker’ takes on new dimension to his life

first_img Previous articleIncrease in drugs and vandalism, number of traffic collisions downNext articleMunster make one change for Ospreys clash admin Advertisement Print Email Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsOne-time ‘homeless street drinker’ takes on new dimension to his lifeBy admin – December 17, 2010 595 Twitter “IT’S fair to say he used to drink morning noon and night, he was a messy drinker – a roaring alcoholic and could be found in the various parts of the city with a flagon of cider or cans of Dutch Gold”. The words of Brian McInerney, counsel for 58-year-old Noel Lysaght, as he offered the mitigating circumstances surrounding a “homeless street drinker,” in Limerick Circuit Court answering charges of threatening to kill a pharmacist in September 9, 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, Lysaght has now been heralded as one of the “very few success stories” of the Novas Initiative as he has remained sober for five months and has poured his energy into acting as a volunteer in the kitchen of Brother Russell Home on Mulgrave Street, where he is now resident.The revelation came to light after Lysaght was charged with the offence of threatening to kill a pharmacist in Limerick city.Garda Mark Deegan said that he arrived at LC Pharmacy on Lower Gerald Griffin Street, to find two shop assistants shocked and upset after Lysaght produced an imitation gun. He threatened to “shoot him dead”, a reference to pharmacist Mark Cahill.Lysaght had become a nuisance to the shop and was barred in 2003 for his continued “antics”.Garda Deegan said that in statements provided by the two female shop assistants, they said that the accused entered the shop and waved the imitation gun.The women were “horrified” and unaware it was an imitation gun bought in a “2Euro shop”.Judge Carroll Moran heard that the background to the incident had spanned some time and that Lysaght had been aggrieved that he was barred, and had said at various times in the three weeks prior to the September 09 incident that he “was going to fix Mark and sort him out”. Lysaght was arrested 10 days after the incident after gardai identified him from CCTV footage.During questioning, Lysaght made admissions to the threats and to purchasing and producing the imitation gun. The 58-year-old grandfather had 89 previous convictions from 53 separate court appearances.Brian McInerney, counsel, said that his client was a “roaring alcoholic that would drink from noon to night” and was from a family that had been “gripped by this deadly disease,” but that “thankfully, he was in Brother Russell house and doing very well”.In mitigation, the court heard that Lysaght said he had a mock gun, pointed it at the fella that owns the pharmacy and told him he was going to shoot him.In interview, Gardai said Lysaght expressed sorrow and said he “didn’t know it was going to come to this”.Taking the stand to offer evidence of Lysaght’s life changing turnaround, Deborah Ryan, liaison officer with the Novas Initiative, told the court that the State funded body “rarely has a success story” when it comes to helping those with severe drink problems, as they more often than not, “join the viscous circle again”.She added that each resident that enters the Brother Russell home also enters into a contract and breach of that contract will see offenders evicted.“For 15 years, Noel has been with the group on and off, but since February 2010, he has been sober. People can’t fake sobriety like that and I can vouch for Noel. He is one of our very few success stories”.Noting the “massive change” in the life of Noel Lysaght, Ms Ryan added that she “had seen Noel when he was drinking, and he is a messy drunk.”His life was “chaotic” added Mr McInerney.“But now”, added Ms Ryan, “Noel is a gentleman and volunteers his time in the kitchen of Brother Russell Home. He will work from 8am to 4pm five days a week and will often be found there at 6 and 7pm making soup and helping with the outreach programme for those homeless people on the street. He has been so helpful in all aspects”.Ms Ryan added that they would have “no issue keeping Noel long term”.Judge Carroll Moran noted to the court that was it not for the sobriety of Noel Lysaght over the last five months or more, he would have imposed a three year jail sentence immediately.However, giving credit for his new attitude and clearly impressed by his efforts to date, he opted to engage the Probation Services to furnish the court with a report in connection with Noel Lysaght.Lysaght was ordered to stay sober, continue his work and connection with the Brother Russell Home and to stay away from the LC Pharmacy on Lower Gerald Griffin Street.The case was adjourned until January 28 , 2011.last_img read more

Limerick honour for McManus scholarship winners

first_imgCheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victories Record Breakers: A look at the numbers behind Limerick’s incredible 2020 Twitter Limerick Post Show | April 10, 2020 Advertisement Email 2021 JP McManus Pro-Am postponed for one year NewsEducationLimerick honour for McManus scholarship winnersBy Editor – November 26, 2017 3766 WhatsApp Printcenter_img Seven winners overall for JP as he takes Leading Owner award at Cheltenham Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick Choral Union heralds Christmas with Handel’s Messiah Editor Linkedin Facebook TAGSall irelandGerry BolandgraduatesJP McManusMarty Mitchell O’ConnorPat DowlingPresident Michael D HigginsRoger DownerscholarshipsUniversity of Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq to be honoured on Laochra na Rásáiochta President Michael D Higgins and JP McManus at the All-Ireland scholarship awards in the University of Limerick. Photo: Alan PlaceWinners of this year’s All-Ireland Scholarship Awards were commended by President Michael D. Higgins at an awards ceremony in the University of Limerick yesterday.Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and the Permanent Secretary at the Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland, Andrew McCormick presented the students from the North and South with third-level scholarship awards.The scheme supports many gifted young students across the island of Ireland, giving them extra financial support to enable them to participate in all aspects of college life during their third level education.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year saw the awarding of a further 125 All Ireland Scholarships from 32 counties, raising the total number of scholarships awarded to 1,246, with 656 successful graduates having emerged with primary and post graduate degrees.Limerick billionaire businessman JP McManus, who established the scholarship scheme in 2008, said he fundamentally believes that education is the key to success and now more than ever is a time for the true spirit of education to be fostered.“I would like to commend the school principals, teaching staff and parents who have all contributed in a considerable way to the success of our Scholars. I would also like to thank and acknowledge the hard work and expertise provided by the Scholarship Trust, chaired by Gerry Boland and his fellow Trustees Professor Roger Downer and Pat Dowling.“To the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland and their counterparts in Northern Ireland, we appreciate and thank them for the huge undertaking in the administration of these awards,” Mr McManus concluded.More education news herelast_img read more

Delhi High Court Issues Notice In Plea For Enacting Law, Policies To Curb Child Begging, Protection Of Children On Streets

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice In Plea For Enacting Law, Policies To Curb Child Begging, Protection Of Children On Streets Nupur Thapliyal3 May 2021 5:49 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice in a public interest litigation seeking enactment of law or policies for the protection of rights of children on streets, for enacting law or policies to curb child begging and for making adequate arrangements of such children at child care institutes.A division bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the Respondents namely GNCTD, Ministry of Women and Child Development, GNCTD, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Delhi Commisioner of Police, NHRC and Child Welfare Committee.The plea, filed by Piyush Chhabra, a 2010 law graduate and a lawyer practicing in Delhi, highlights the exploitation of children on streets specially from the age group of infants and 8 years of age.”That the exploitation and menace is quite open over the streets and the respondents are duty bound to curb the same and looking at the urgency and taking on account the on-going pandemic no representation was given to the respondents. It is pertinent to mention here that on occasions petitioner called 100 no. when he found infants in the hands of minor children. That for the present cause of action the petitioner has not filled any Writ/PIL earlier and no such petition on behalf of petitioner is pending.” The plea reads.Furthermore, the plea states thus:”Childhood development is considered a most critical period of life that influences the quality of health, well-being, learming and behaviour across the life span of an individual. Abuse and neglect of children is referred to as child maltreatment and is unfortunately made for the benefits or advantage of someone else which often results in the child being treated unjustly, cruelly and illegally.”The plea states the following prayers:- To issue directions to the Respondents to protect the rights of the children upon the streets of Delhi.- To issue directions to Respondents thereby directing Respondents to make proper arrangements for the children at Child Care Institutes.- To issue the directions to the Respondents to make appropriate Policies /Law to curb the terrible situations of the children at street.- To direct the Respondents no.4 to produce these children before Respondents no.6 and further look into the cases where criminal offence is made out against the persons who pushed these children to the streets.- To issue the directions to Respondents no.5 to take necessary actions for curb human right violations of children.- To issue directions to Respondents for passing appropriate orders to send these children to child care institutes.- To direct Respondent no. 4 to verify the identity of these impoverished children and also their paternity to ascertain the true identity of these children, specially of infants.- To direct Respondent no. 4 to take appropriate legal action against such adults who promote child begging or use helpless children as a tool to promote begging.TagsDelhi High Court Child begging Anti Begging Laws Child Rights NCPCR Dcpcr Chief Justice DN Patel Justice Jasmeet Singh Next Storylast_img read more

Relaxed restrictions next week looking increasingly unlikely

first_img Relaxed restrictions next week looking increasingly unlikely News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook The Chief Medical Officer has given his strongest indication yet that Covid-19 restrictions won’t be lifted, as planned, next Tuesday.The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to advise Government tomorrow about whether any measures can be eased.Tomorrow’s meeting of the country’s top public health doctors will decide the Cabinet’s position on whether any of the restrictions can be lifted from Tuesday.However, the Chief Medical Officer has given the strongest hint yet at his daily press briefings that he won’t be recommending any easing of the measures.Dr. Tony Holohan said as things stand, he wouldn’t be advising anything be lifted next week.31 more people with Covid-19 have died, bringing the death toll to 1,190, while we now have over 20,000 confirmed cases.The worry among the doctors in charge is that the numbers in intensive care and hospital beds is just too high to ease restrictions and the healthcare system would come under severe pressure if the number of infections rose quickly. Twitter By News Highland – April 30, 2020 Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Previous articleSupport sought for Inishowen Food BankNext articleTesting to increase in Donegal as LUH sees rise in cases News Highland Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Donegal the second luckiest Lotto county

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal the second luckiest Lotto county WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Google+center_img Donegal has been revealed as Ireland’s second luckiest county in terms of lotto wins.Louth has topped the table with 76 players scooping the lotto jackpot since the game began in 1988.The National Lottery has today revealed Irelands Luckiest counties with Donegal and Mayo coming in second and third respectively.Fran Whearty, Communication Executive with the National Lottery runs through the figures:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/WheartyLotto.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – July 29, 2018 Previous articleFinn Harps win in Cork: Ollie Horgan ReactionNext articleSt Eunan’s overcome Naomh Conaill in ACL Division One News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

The origin of Arctic terrestrial and freshwater tardigrades

first_imgThe tardigrade faunas of six Arctic sites (Canadian Axel Heiberg I., east and west coasts of Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Novaya Zemlya and the Russian Taimyr Peninsula) form, with those of northern North America, a coherent “Nearctic-Arctic” biogeographic cluster. This cluster is distinct from that of “Northern and Alpine Europe”. Few, if any, Arctic tardigrades survived Pleistocene glaciation in situ amongst ice-free refugia. Similarly, few/none moved south ahead of the advancing ice-cap into the deglaciated Palaearctic and Nearctic and subsequently returned north during the Holocene deglaciation. It is more probable that most Arctic tardigrades are derived from wind-blown Nearctic propagules that colonized the region during the Holocene.last_img read more

Paradigm misplaced? Antarctic marine ecosystems are affected by climate change as well as biological processes and harvesting

first_imgA recent review by Ainley et al. has suggested that recent investigations of the ecological structure and processes of the Southern Ocean have “almost exclusively taken a bottom-up, forcing-by-physical-processes approach relating individual species’ population trends to climate change”. We examine this suggestion and conclude that, in fact, there has been considerable research effort into ecosystem interactions over the last 25 years, particularly through research associated with management of the living resources of the Southern Ocean. Future Southern Ocean research will make progress only when integrated studies are planned around well structured hypotheses that incorporate both the physical and biological drivers of ecosystem processes.last_img read more

Conveyancers call for end to ‘intolerant and aggressive emails’

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Conveyancers call for end to ‘intolerant and aggressive emails’ previous nextHousing MarketConveyancers call for end to ‘intolerant and aggressive emails’Campaign by trade mag to promote greater harmony says the pressure of the sales pipeline is driving some stakeholders to be unpleasant to each other.Nigel Lewis25th February 20210800 Views A new campaign urging those working within the property sales process to ‘be nice to each other’ has been launched to stem the tide of intolerant and aggressive emails.Today’s Conveyancer reckons that while the Stamp Duty holiday has jammed the sales pipeline, those in the property sector need to be kind to themselves and others, particularly as the pressure is soon going to become unbearable.It reports that during recent weeks, more people have been taking to social media to share their honest opinions of how the lockdown is impacting behaviour.Molly James, conveyancer at Convey Law (pictured) shared her thoughts on LinkedIn, writing: “Quite shocked and disgusted that in these trying times for all conveyancers, there are still a small few that do not know how to stay professional and ‘be kind’ in their email replies.“Polite reminder to those people, you do NOT know what that person on the other end of your snappy email is going through, be it work or home life.”Other professionals have shared similar experiences, such as Jenna Hogan, solicitor in the real estate team at JMW Solicitors LLP, who writes: “We are all human. I respectfully asked someone to change the tone of their emails recently and was told it was a mistake on their end. There is no mistake in typing in capital letters and exclamation marks and no hello.”Tom Lyes, director of engagement at Today’s Conveyancer, says its Call for Kindness campaign is about asking people to take a step back and collect their thoughts before firing off an email or picking up the phone. “Everyone is in the same pressure cooker environment,” he says. “We are asking that conveyancers and stakeholders all work together to pull in the same direction, show some love to the people who are sharing the same challenges as you.”today’s conveyancer Molly James Tom Lyes stamp duty Convey Law February 25, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

United States Renews Attacks After Obama Claims Backseat

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today United States Renews Attacks After Obama Claims Backseat United States Renews Attacks After Obama Claims Backseat March 30, 2011 View post tag: states View post tag: claims View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Backseat View post tag: Naval View post tag: unitedcenter_img View post tag: Renews Stepping up attacks far from the frontline fighting, a U.S. Navy ship fired 22 Tomahawk cruise missiles at weapon storage sites around Tripo…(aolnews)[mappress]Source: aolnews, March 30, 2011; View post tag: Obama View post tag: Attacks View post tag: after View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

USA: Network of Unmanned Undersea Platforms to Assist Manned Vessels

first_img View post tag: Assist View post tag: News by topic Equipment & technology View post tag: Undersea Today’s naval forces rely primarily on highly capable multifunctional manned platforms, such as ships and submarines. Even the most advanced vessel, however, can only be in one place at a time, making the ability to respond increasingly dependent on being ready at the right place at the right time.With the number of U.S. Navy vessels continuing to shrink due to planned force reductions and fiscal constraints, naval assets are increasingly stretched thin trying to cover vast regions of interest around the globe. To maintain advantage over adversaries, U.S. naval forces need a way to project key capabilities in multiple locations at once, without the time and expense of building new vessels to deliver those capabilities. DARPA has initiated the Hydra program to help address these challenges. Named for the multi-headed creature from Greek mythology, Hydra aims to develop a distributed undersea network of unmanned payloads and platforms to complement manned vessels. The system would integrate existing and emerging technologies in new ways to create an alternate means of delivering various capabilities above, on and below the ocean’s surface. The goal is to create a force multiplier that enables rapid, scalable and cost-effective deployment of assets close to the point of use.“The climate of budget austerity runs up against an uncertain security environment that includes natural disasters, piracy, ungoverned states and the proliferation of sophisticated defense technologies,” said Scott Littlefield, DARPA program manager. “An unmanned technology infrastructure staged below the oceans’ surface could relieve some of that resource strain and expand military capabilities in this increasingly challenging space.”DARPA seeks ideas and technical proposals for how to best develop and implement the Hydra system. The agency hosted a Proposers’ Day on Aug. 5, 2013, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Baltimore, Md. Key to the effort is the development of modular payloads that would provide key capabilities, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Mine Counter-Measures (MCM). Each payload module would plug into a standardized enclosure that would securely transport, house and launch various payloads, while sustaining payload functionality for weeks to months. The Hydra system would emphasize scalability, rapid reconfiguration and maximization of payload. Ships, submarines or airplanes could deliver the Hydra system to littoral ocean zones (shallow international waters near shorelines). Hydra’s communications suite would work synergistically with manned platforms, increasing their effectiveness. It would also enable remote control from over-the-horizon significantly increasing operational reach. Additionally, Hydra would enable other new capabilities not currently performed by manned platforms, such as forward-deployed airborne ISR with expendable platforms or recharging hubs for ISR-capable undersea vehicles.“By separating capabilities from the platforms that deliver them, Hydra would enable naval forces to deliver those capabilities much faster and more cost-effectively wherever needed,” Littlefield said. “It is envisioned to work across air, underwater and surface operations, enabling all three to perform their missions better.”[mappress]Press Release, August 26, 2013; Image: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Network of Unmanned Undersea Platforms to Assist Manned Vessels View post tag: vessels View post tag: Manned View post tag: Naval View post tag: platformscenter_img Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Network View post tag: Unmanned View post tag: Defense August 26, 2013 USA: Network of Unmanned Undersea Platforms to Assist Manned Vesselslast_img read more