Sex offender pays penalty for having contact with children

first_imgPrint Linkedin Previous articleOffload 15-acre landbanks – LeddinNext articleBronagh Gallagher tours with eight piece band admin Twitter Advertisement Emailcenter_img NewsLocal NewsSex offender pays penalty for having contact with childrenBy admin – May 17, 2012 933 A Limerick sex offender has been jailed for three years after he made contact with underage children of an employee of an adult chat line. Glen Considine, aged 39, a registered sex offeder in the UK, with an address at the South Circular Road, and with previous convictions in Ireland, was before Judge Carroll Moran at Limerick Circuit Court after he was found to be in breach of a court order to engage, interact and be honest and truthful with the probation services as part of his rehabilitation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The accused had pleaded guilty last December to the sexual assault of a west African man who had been sleeping rough in Lady’s Lane in Limerick.The 23-year-old man stopped a garda patrol car after 5am on March 21, 2010, and notified them that he had been involved in a scuffle with the accused. The injured party claimed that Glen Considine sexually assaulted him.When it was put to him by Gardai, Considine admitted that it was his intention to rape the man, “to be in control”.He also said that he wanted to pay someone for a sexual experience, and that he did need help.Previously, between dates in July 2007 and January 2008, the unemployed carpenter from Eden Court had been charged with harassing a 17-year-old girl, making over 100 nuisance calls and telling her that he would find and rape her.In 2008, Considine’s house was searched after the girl made a complaint and traces of the calls led gardai to the accused.Considine was added to the sex offenders list in the UK in 1999 after he was convicted on two counts of indecently assaulting two young teenage girls.After pleading guilty to the nuisance calls, Considine told gardai that he was happy to be caught.He admitted to calling a random number and never had any physical contact with the girl, who lived on the East coast.However, at the time of pleading guilty to the assault of the West African, Considine was said to be engaging with the Lighthouse program for sexual deviants and his defence counsel, Mark Nicholas, sought an adjournment for the course to be completed. Considine was back before the court when a probation officer said that he had been calling “adult party lines,” despite having engaged well with the a sexual offenders rehab program. Considine made calls to the adult chat line and managed to make contact with a minor associated with an employee, and made one or two calls that were said to be of a sexual nature.Mark Nicholas said that Considine had been moving in the right direction with rehab but that his client was living an isolated and lonely life. He conceded that Considine’s behaviour was highly questionable and it was right to have the matter re- entered.He said he showed genuine remorse and offered an apology.He said his client breached the “spirit of his engagement with the probation services,” but that he was doing well otherwise.Judge Carroll Moran said that the matters that were returned before the court should carry consecutive sentences, and that in April 2010 Considine was considered to be a threat to the public.The judge convicted and sentenced him to three years in prison for the harassment matter. He also convicted him of the assault of the West African man, and sentenced him to one year in prison, suspende for a period of four years, and bound him to the peace for four years on his own €100 bond.Considine was also added to the sex offenders register for five years. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Contributions of Harvard Chan School postdocs, research associates celebrated

first_imgPostdoctoral researchers, research associates, and their faculty mentors celebrated together at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s “Postdoc Appreciation Day” on Sept. 20, 2017 in the Kresge Cafeteria.The annual event was organized by the School’s Postdoctoral Association (PDA) with the support of the Office of Faculty Affairs.In her opening remarks, Dean Michelle Williams thanked the attendees for their significant contributions to research endeavors at the School and expressed gratitude to their faculty mentors. She thanked the leaders of the PDA and cited the energy, enthusiasm, curiosity, and “can do” attitude of the more than 450 postdocs and research associates. About 40% are U.S. residents and 60% are international, representing more than 40 countries.Christian Suharlim, MPH ’14, research associate in the Center for Health Decision Sciences, emceed the event. Ending his three-year tenure as PDA president, he presented leadership awards to PDA Council members Mudit Chaand, Jacqueline Cohen, and Aisha Dickerson for their dedication to the postdoc community.Alkes Price, associate professor of statistical genetics, was presented the 2017 Outstanding Faculty Mentor of the Year award. The award honors outstanding faculty members who are exemplary role models and have provided consistent guidance, emotional support, and motivation to their postdoctoral fellows. Finalists included Rebecca Betensky, Caroline Buckee, James Butler, Jorge Chavarro, Robert Farese Jr, Edward Giovanucci, Yonatan Grad, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Karestan Koenen, Francine Laden, Josiemer Mattei, Murray Mittleman, Sam Myers, Zachary Nagel, Kristopher Sarosiek, Tobias Walther, and Marc Weisskopf,The event was held in conjunction with National Postdoc Appreciation Week.– Marge Dwyer and Christian Suharlim, MPH ’14 Read Full Storylast_img read more

Guatemala: Man arrested for carrying US$47,200 in his intestines

first_img GUATEMALA CITY – Police arrested a man on March 23 who attempted to travel to Panama with US$47,200 in cash concealed in capsules hidden in his intestines. Authorities detected the capsules inside Alberto Cayetano Pérez Laparra, 41, as he passed through the X-ray security machine at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala’s National Civilian Police said. After being questioned by authorities, the man confessed to having the capsules inside his body as well as carrying US$4,001 in his pockets. He was sent to a hospital to have the capsules extracted. Doctors found 59 capsules inside Pérez Laparra, each containing eight US$100 bills, amounting to US$47,200. “This is a new method used by criminal gangs who launder money, using people’s bodies to hide money to avoid declaring it to the [Guatemalan tax authorities],” police said. [AFP, 22/03/2012; Pnc.gob.gt (Guatemala), 22/03/2012] By Dialogo March 23, 2012last_img read more

Gastro Hvar is a new sales center for Mediterranean delicacies

first_imgSource / photo: Dalmatian portal; Facebook: Gastro Hvar The company “Gastro Hvar” specializes in food distribution in the HoReCa market segment, and its basic task is to distribute quality products in an adequate way, thanks to highly educated staff, who honed their knowledge and skills through decades of experience in all segments of food supply . The company’s mission is to enrich the offer of all professional cuisines on the island of Hvar, with high quality food and gastronomic delicacies. In order to show boaters the beauty of Mediterranean food and drinks, the newly opened center will also supply yachts. Brands such as Centaurus doo (Gastro Ribarnice Brač), Škokić doo (Mesnice Škokić), Fistonić doo (Fruits and vegetables), Purex doo (Croatian village products), Acrobat doo (Wine distribution), Nirs doo will be on sale. trade and distribution), Zigante Tartufi doo (Production, trade and distribution) which will enrich the entire offer of premium groceries on the island. The diverse range of products, from a diverse selection of fresh and frozen fish, meat, fruits and vegetables, includes a selection of world-famous cheeses, a rich delicacy program, the most prized alcoholic beverages, champagne, premium water, truffles and catering accessories. As an imperative in business, an individual approach is set for each customer, in order to meet their needs, then timely delivery and fulfillment of the requirements of valued customers, and the most important task is to provide excellent partner service to chefs, F&B managers and restaurant owners. In an effort to offer residents and tourists of the island of Hvar only the best gastronomic products, “Gastro Hvar” was opened, a retail and wholesale center, at the very entrance to the town of Hvar, reports the Dalmatian portal. The new shopping center will certainly improve the gastronomic offer of the island of Hvar, which is one of the most desirable destinations for island and nautical tourism.last_img read more