Thief wanted jail time to get teeth fixed

first_imgNewsLocal NewsThief wanted jail time to get teeth fixedBy admin – January 24, 2013 1182 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img 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 adminlast_img read more

The Caribbean meets Gold Coast glamour inside designer pad

first_imgThe glass-edge pool adds to the wow factor.Nestled in the hillside overlooking Flat Rock beach in Tugun, this designer beach pad may enjoy a private position but that doesn’t mean it has gone unnoticed. Completed late last year, the glamorous residence known as ‘Pacific’ has already featured in home magazines and is due to appear on an upcoming television series showcasing Australia’s best homes. The outlook over Flat Rock beach from 662 Pacific Parade, Tugun.It’s also ranked among the most-viewed properties online in Australia since it was listed. The house, at 662 Pacific Parade, is designed by Chris Clout Design, whose glass-edge pools add serious wow factor to homes around Australia. When viewed from the beach, the stunning 8m pool appears suspended on the third level, providing a sun-drenched ocean viewing platform with built-in beds. Built-in sun beds make for prime ocean viewing.“The views just go on from Surfers to Snapper Rocks, it’s really breathtaking,” said agent and owner Madonna Delaney, who shares the house with husband Tim and their children.“We wanted our dream home to feel like a holiday beach house.” The Plantation style gives off Caribbean coastal luxe vibes.Considered choices make that relaxed vibe evident at every turn, from the Moreton Island driftwood handles and distressed French oak flooring to the tropical plants and oversized cane fans.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoBuilt over four levels, the grand master suite sits at the very top providing the ultimate nightly getaway. center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Wake up to water views.A custom-made four-poster bed faces the ocean with floor-to-ceiling glass windows to maximise the morning view. Expressions of interest close on August 31. last_img read more

Apple delays igaming ‘Native iOS’ enforcement

first_img Alessandro Sposito, ESA Gaming: Lightweight games for a heavy impact in Africa July 21, 2020 Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Racing Post adds Betfair markets to racing app December 30, 2019 Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines January 15, 2020 Apple has granted industry mobile developers with a further reprieve after confirming that it will delay the changes being made to its terms and conditions on its App Store policy.Updating its mobile policy, Apple has confirmed a six-month delay to its iOS design enforcement for betting-related apps, which were due to be implemented on 3 March 2020.In June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines by imposing restrictions on ‘real-money wagering apps’ as well as clamping down on non-native applications – a decision that caused much industry deliberation on Apple’s motives with regards to monitoring gambling apps.Apple had originally intended to enforce its gambling iOS demands by 12 September 2019.After a number of complaints regarding an ‘unrealistic’ time frame to implement changes, the deadline was moved to March 2020 to allow industry operators extra time to comply with the new guidelines. It has also been reported that Apple has plans in place to implement a clear distinction between native iOS apps and HTML5 products. The tech giant was reported to be frustrated by the number of industry operators utilising ‘container wraps’ to index their mobile casino or sportsbook websites as apps on its App Store.   Apple confirmed that its new real money app native IOS deadline will be pushed back to 30 June. Submitlast_img read more

Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson forming close bond

first_imgYet, the Lakers sense Clarkson and Russell remain motivated about something else more pure.“I don’t think either one of those guys are worried about that phase of it. They’re more worried about wins,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “They seem to get along extremely well. Both of those guys want each other to do well. Their chemistry is undeniable when you see them on the court and off the court.”Russell frequently looked to set up Clarkson in Summer League play, which contributed to a team-leading 16.8 points per contest. Russell jokingly interrupted Clarkson’s post-game interviews. The two recently coached together at the Power 106 All-Star game. They also frequently play paintball together, too. “He’s not one of those serious vets that you can’t crack a smile around. He’s a young dude and still growing. I’m the same way with my first year,” Russell said. “I’m a goofy guy. He’s a goofy guy. We complement each other.”Practical reasons exist why that has happened. Said Russell: “If I was a scoring guard and looked to score as much as possible, then I could see (tension). But I feel like I can play with anybody.”Said Clarkson: “We’re two totally different players. He’s an excellent passer and I’m more aggressive.”Officially, Scott has not yet determined if Russell and Clarkson will start together in the backcourt while Kobe Bryant starts at small forward. But if that likely scenario unfolds, Russell and Clarkson already showed glimpses in Summer League and training camp how that would work. Though the dynamic forced them to share ball-handling duties, Russell and Clarkson determined how to even up that workload pretty easily. Russell mostly handled the ball and organized the offense, while Clarkson mostly moved off the ball and looked to score. The roles only switched whenever Clarkson grabbed the rebound. That made Russell envision something he would not have thought when the Lakers brought him in for a second pre-draft workouts.Said Russell: “I feel like we grow together after every practice.” Clarkson immediately welcomed Russell with open arms after the Lakers selected him second overall. During Summer League play, Russell’s pass-first mentality complemented Clarkson’s quest to score. And through four days of training camp here at Stan Sheriff Center, the two often have dined together after practice.Even before the Lakers drafted Russell, Clarkson never showed any hint of insecurity that such a move could leave his job security vulnerable. “To win, you have to have great players around you,” Clarkson told Los Angeles News Group. “That’s my biggest thing. This is a five-man sport. You can’t win by yourself. Maybe back in the day when (Kobe Bryant) was doing his thing. But he had pieces around him, too.”Sounds like a simple concept. But the business end in professional sports can complicate things. Clarkson will make $845,059 in the 2015-16 season in what marks the league minimum for a second-year player. But Clarkson could then net a lucrative deal next summer as a restricted free agent should he build off his rookie season. That partly explains why Clarkson joined Octagon sports agency, where he will be represented by agents Jeff Austin and Chris Emens, according to league sources. Earlier this summer, Clarkson and Excel Sports Management had cut ties. Meanwhile, the Lakers have held out hope Russell will become the franchise’s next cornerstone. HONOLULU >> The call came unexpectedly. The Lakers informed D’Angelo Russell they wanted to host him for a second draft workout, his playmaking and confidence at the point guard spot intriguing the team’s front office enough to consider him instead of a prized big man (Jahlil Okafor). But even if the interest felt flattering, Russell still wondered aloud about the Lakers’ interest. He remained well aware of Jordan Clarkson’s emergence as a member on the NBA’s All-Rookie First team after starting 38 of the Lakers’ last 39 games at the same position. “He already assumed we had a ball-handling guard,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak recalled. “Our position with him was, ‘The reason we’re bringing you in a second time is we feel like you can play together.’ He was taken aback. He said, ‘Really?’ We said, ‘Really. That’s why we’re bringing you in a second time. We feel you guys can play together.’”The Lakers’ instincts appear correct. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more