NewsLocal NewsThief wanted jail time to get teeth fixedBy admin – January 24, 2013 1182 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Print Email Advertisement Twitter [email protected]“HE wants to avail of dental treatment” was the unexpected response given to Judge Eugene O’Kelly when he asked why a defendant abused him for not giving a long enough prison sentence. Michael Whelan, a 34-year-old serial shoplifter and thief with over 213 previous convictions, was before Limerick District Court this week pleading guilty to the theft of a packet of razors worth €15 from the Ballinacurra Pharmacy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Currently serving a four-month sentence handed down at the start of January for a spate of thefts committed last September, Michael Whelan, with an address at Kylefea, Croom had previously protested to Judge O’Kelly for giving him too lenient a sentence.Judge O’Kelly asked Ted McCarthy, solicitor for the accused “is this why he continues to re-offend”.Mr McCarthy said that Mr Whelan had been looking for a longer sentence so as he could avail of “dental work while in prison” and added that the reason his client offended was to primarily feed his alcohol habit.Expressing surprise at the defendant’s response, Judge O’Kelly convicted Michael Whelan and sentenced him to one month in prison for the theft of the razors on January 4 last.Michael Whelan had similar outbursts at a previous sitting of the district court in Rathekeale when he shouted at Judge Mary O’Halloran, “I want 12 months”.However, the judge, who previously referred to him “as a bit of a nuisance in the community to put it mildly”, then sentenced him to four months in prison for the theft of cider and razor blades from a Spar shop in Croom. Previous articleRape crisis group want sentencing guidelinesNext articleJobs hope from HMV sale talks admin
More questions than answersOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Trainingmust focus on the future and recognise the challenges ahead to ensuree-learning’s success, says Professor David Birchall Therehas been little said about the real issues and challenges organisations face inimplementinge-learning– particularly, issues around the realisation of sustainable business benefitsover the longer term. Ourstudy of early applications of e-learning* has scratched beneath the glossyveneer by reporting the experiences and insights of people involved in makinge-learning happen. Compared to initial predictions, the scale and complexity ofchallenges it presents have been largely miscalculated, and those responsiblefor training and development are facing a steep learning curve.Abasic restriction to e-learning’s development is in the nature of informationand communications technology (ICT), which remains fragmented in manycompanies.ICT’spotential is recognised by organisations not only using asynchronous, but alsoincreasingly trialling synchronous technologies. The more successful projectshave adopted a design philosophy of ‘fit for purpose’ and made appropriate useof technology recognising the user’s needs. However,transformation of training and development through ICT depends upon integrateddecision-making crossing strategy formulation, operations management,information systems, knowledge management and training and development itself.Modularisationof information content and personalised learning process will becomeincreasingly important as a means of ensuring cost-effective solutions thatmotivate the learner. Real economies of scale often depend upon global delivery– but problems of language, culture and differences in local practices have tobe tackled. Relatedareas such as informal learning, communities of practice and networked learningwill all increase to support the growing number of knowledge workers. The rolefor training and development departments in all of this is unclear as yet.Makingthe business case for investment in e-learning will continue to be a centralchallenge. Many of its benefits are intangible and difficult to quantify, andthe situation is not helped by the relatively unsophisticated evaluation ofe-learning and ICT-based training. Without improved evaluation of the impact ofe-learning on the bottom line, senior management may remain unconvinced of thebusiness benefits.Inexamining training needs for sustaining competitiveness, organisations shouldlook to future-orientated management tools such as scenarios, roadmapping andfuture proofing. These provoke managerial debate and action over futureinvestment decisions across the firm’s business domains.ProfessorDavid Birchall is director of educational technologies at Henley ManagementCollege www.henley.com *Forthcoming e-learning report from Henley Management College, to be publishedby GRIST, www.gristonline.com Previous Article Next Article
WhatsApp Sen. Todd Young working to be bipartisan during campaign kickoff IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest Previous articleIvy Tech plans for all in-person classes by AugustNext articleRokita threatens to sue if HR1 voting reform bill becomes law Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Google+ By Jon Zimney – March 8, 2021 3 134 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/U.S. Sen. Todd Young) Indiana Senator Todd Young is positioning himself as both a bipartisan dealmaker and a line of defense against Democrats’ agenda as he kicks off a bid for a second term.Young was one of 10 Republicans who visited the White House to propose a smaller COVID relief plan, but says he’ll vote against President Biden’s plan. He says he’d have supported a bill limited to paying for vaccinations, reopening schools and getting people back to work. But he criticizes the inclusion of items like $270 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. And he blasts 350-billion dollars to help states cover for the pandemic’s revenue shortfalls, charging it’s a bailout for blue states.28 states, including Indiana, saw revenue declines last year, including 15 with Republican governors and 13 with Democratic governors. 11 states with Republican governors and 11 with Democratic governors saw revenue go up despite the pandemic.Young is in the minority in the Senate, for the first time in 10 years in Washington. But he says there are enough Republicans to stop some of what he calls “the bad things” Democrats want to do. And he says there should be common ground on items like infrastructure spending.In his reelection announcement, Young singled out Biden’s immigration policies for criticism, reminding voters of his past support for a border wall, vowing to fight “amnesty,” and charging Biden would weaken border protections.Young says Biden’s immigration bill doesn’t do enough to increase border security. The bill calls for more money for vehicle-scanning technology at the border and a commitment to improve detection of illegal drugs at the border.But Young says he supported an unsuccessful past attempt to create a path to legal status for children brought into the U-S by their parents, the so-called DREAMers. He says he’d support it again, as long as it’s done through Congress, not by executive order.Young is signaling to any potential primary challengers to reconsider, coupling his reelection announcement with the rollout of endorsements from his Senate predecessor Dan Coats, Senator Mike Braun, all seven Indiana Republicans in the U-S House, all but three state House Republicans, all but one Republican state senator, all but seven county party chairs, state chairman Kyle Hupfer, and nine former state chairmen, including Governor Holcomb. Google+
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0LACEY, WA, February 14, 2012: Join volunteers and staff from Lacey Parks and Recreation to remove limbs and debris from the trail surface at the Lake Lois Habitat Reserve. The work party is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The trail is located north of Pacific Avenue SE, on the east of Carpenter Road SE. Volunteers may park at the rear of the Safeway store, 6200 Pacific Avenue SE in Lacey, near the loading dock. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome (volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Groups are encouraged to pre-register to be sure there are tools for everyone.All volunteers should bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate outdoor clothing, work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, and rain gear, if necessary. Bring rakes and pruning tools too. The city has a limited supply.Please visit the City of Lacey website, www.ci.lacey.wa.us/parks-volunteer to access the Registration/Waiver Form for groups and individuals. For additional information, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.