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BlueLife Limited ( 2013 Prospectus

first_imgBlueLife Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2013 prospectus For more information about BlueLife Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (  2013 prospectus Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Ostrich House / Parsonson Architects

first_img 2018 Ostrich House / Parsonson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOstrich House / Parsonson Architects Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareClients:Pam Olver, Chris HorrocksEngineering:Spencer Holmes LtdCity:WellingtonCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul McCredieText description provided by the architects. This rural house sits atop a windy hill with panoramic views over Wellington and beyond. Being only 15 minutes from central Wellington it has been envisaged as a hybrid city-country house – somewhere to retreat to but still be connected to city life.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieThe form of the house was developed to both reflect the rugged, hilltop landscape and to create a sheltered courtyard for relaxed indoor-outdoor living. The site had been partially levelled by a previous landowner and the new house is positioned to make the most of the flat area whilst the roof form, in an abstracted way, re-completes the form of the hill to provide protection from the prevailing Nor-Westerlies and using the hill to the South for protection from the cold Southerly coming in over the Cook Straight. The roof form is exposed inside as a skillion ceiling, adding a sense of dynamics and movement to the interior spaces, highlighted by the use of Okoume plywood on the ceilings and continuing out into generous eaves with slatted wind and sun screens at their North-East and North-West extents offering protection form the elements.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Paul McCredieThe planning with the house wrapped around the courtyard allows parents and children to have their own wings, meeting in the more public shared spaces around the courtyard and opening to the North and East decks and lawns. Connections between inside and out are expressed through the repetition of the cedar cladding as interior wall linings, broken by floor to ceiling glazing giving glimpses between. Sustainability : The house was designed to allow for passive solar gain in winter with generous eaves and slatted sunscreens to control heat gain in summer. Passive heat from the suns energy is retained through sections of exposed concrete floor and internal block walls and contained with Low-E argon filled double glazing and thermally broken window frames.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Paul McCredieThe passive solar gain is maximised by a full plywood under skin assisting with air-tightness and with the use of a heat recovery ventilation system which allows for the house to be kept entirely closed up on cold windy days, while maintaining comfortable and healthy indoor air quality, with minimal heat loss. Timber floors and cedar cladding are oiled and zinc on the exterior provides a long life low maintenance envelope. Rain water is collected and an onsite septic system uses Tiger Worms to reduce solids by approximately 95%, reducing harmful bacteria and other pollutants.Save this picture!© Paul McCredieProject gallerySee allShow lessOption Coffee Bar / TOUCH ArchitectSelected ProjectsZhengzhou Jianye Football Town Tourist Center / SHUISHISelected Projects Share Architects: Parsonson Architects Area Area of this architecture project Ostrich House / Parsonson Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” Lead Architects: Products translation missing: New Zealandcenter_img Manufacturers: AutoDesk, DRYDEN, Cedar cladding, Flooring timber, NedZink, Woca Gerald Parsonson and Sam Donald Photographs:  Paul McCredie Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Wellington, New Zealand Houses Year:  Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Paul McCredie+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officeParsonson ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWellingtonNew ZealandPublished on June 07, 2019Cite: “Ostrich House / Parsonson Architects” 06 Jun 2019. 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House City Wall / nodo17 group

first_img 2018 Projects Houses House City Wall / nodo17 groupSave this projectSaveHouse City Wall / nodo17 group Architects: nodo17 group Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Spain Photographs:  Imagen Subliminal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Presto, ElevatorDesign Team:Manuel Pérez Romero, Jaime Tarazona, Félix Toledo, Luis del Rey, Noelia SonmolinosEngineering:Jofemar (foundation), nodo17 groupQuantity Surveyor:Francisco BarrenaContractor:ChicomonagoCity:SevilleCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Doorspanoramah!®ah! PivotSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsText description provided by the architects. House City-Wall is located in the heart of the historic center of Seville. Its façade forms part of the third walled enclosure of Real Alcázar of Seville, constructed between the XIth and the XIIth Century. So many are the centuries of this house as the modifications that have been done over time. Our design will be just one more within this long chain. It does not attempt to be the last one, but just a catalyst to allow continuity and future evolution.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalDetailed research has identified the origin of these transformations. There are many different types, from upper expansion, sale, and division of part of the house, new openings in the city-wall, reconfiguration of the patio structure, use change… Understanding this background, we have not privileged any moment over another. We have tried just to add value to a long evolutionary process. The central patio is the architectural element that best shows the traces of time. Stone pillars alternate with load-bearing walls, openings of different sizes and shapes show the expansions realized, as well as the traces of the perimeter galleries. Walls around the patio have lost their thickness and their clearly defined limits.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThey are replaced by metallic structures that reinterpret and give continuity to existing stone pillars. In contrast, current openings and balconies acquire thickness and refer to their original position and shape. The patio acts as a valve of climate and life. Everything happens around it. A “montera” closes its upper level in order to allow its opening and closure according to the exterior and interior climate conditions. The galleries are the soul of the house where relationships are enhanced and arise not only horizontally but also vertically and diagonally.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse da Mata / Leo RomanoSelected ProjectsSchool Canteens and Multipurpose Room / MCBAD architecture & urban designSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Seville, Spain ArchDailycenter_img House City Wall / nodo17 group ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officenodo17 groupOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSevilleOn FacebookSpainPublished on October 21, 2020Cite: “House City Wall / nodo17 group” 21 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西班牙城墙拱门住宅 / nodo17 group是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Market turmoil: What it means for workers

first_imgAs we write this — noon on Tuesday, Feb. 6 — the global financial markets are in their third day of turmoil. It is reported that stocks have already lost at least $2 trillion in value. This is not the first, or the fifth, or even the tenth time such a contraction has happened. Indeed, periodic crises in the stock market have occurred repeatedly throughout the history of capitalism.In the capitalist media, everything is focused on which companies are the biggest losers and which large investors will be hit hardest. Not one word addresses the impact this will have on workers all over the world.As far back as the early 1980s, three-fourths of the people in the U.S. owned shares of corporate stock or stock mutual funds either directly in their own names or indirectly through their pension funds, insurance policies, savings accounts, etc. A deep drop in the markets can make all this go up in smoke.As Workers World Party founder Sam Marcy wrote after the crash of 1987: “The stock market, which had been an example of capitalist prosperity, now will turn out to be the instrument to facilitate the wholesale expropriation of millions of workers and middle-class people through the loss of their savings, pensions and other retirement funds, insurance funds and other institutions, all of which have played the stock market.”In another article about that crash, he said that “it confirms the Marxist conception of capitalist economics. It shows that, in the final analysis, all the most skillful manipulators and financial wizards on a global basis, with all the most sophisticated technological communications, cannot control the forces of capitalist anarchy and chaos.”We have no crystal ball. But we can say this: If the markets continue to tumble, Wall Street will demand a government bailout, as it did in 1987 and again in 2008. Fred Goldstein of WWP wrote in 2009 in the introduction to his book “Low-Wage Capitalism” that “several trillion dollars of paper wealth were wiped out. An economic collapse was prevented only when Alan Greenspan, who was appointed head of the Federal Reserve in August 1987, poured tens of billions of dollars into the financial system to support the banks and the stock market on an emergency basis.”Right now, the budget for the Pentagon is eating up funds needed for medical care, safety, environmental protection, the infrastructure, job training and other services already sorely underfunded. If more layoffs follow this financial crisis, as has happened in the past, government assistance will be needed for millions more people. But even as it transfers over $1 trillion to the richest people through the new tax laws, the administration can be expected to cry poverty as it pours billions into shoring up the capitalist market.This market turmoil, no matter how it turns out in the short term, cries out for a strong response to protect the immediate interests of the workers and oppressed while building for an overturn of the destructive and outmoded system of capitalism itself.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Evo Morales returns to Bolivia in triumph

first_imgChimoré airport, BoliviaFirst published Nov. 13 in, Teruggi’s article describes Evo Morales’ triumphant return to Bolivia after a year in exile. Translation: John Catalinotto.[Former President] Evo Morales and [Vice President] Alvaro Garcia Linera stood before a crowd at the Chimoré airport in the heart of the Chapare. The image seemed incredible when, from that same place exactly one year ago on Nov. 11, 2019, they left for exile, first in Mexico and then in Buenos Aires. On that day, Linera took “a handful of land from my homeland.” Now he gave it to Evo, who opened his hand and returned it to its place of origin.At Chimoré airport in Bolivia, the people welcome former President Evo Morales and Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.To take off from that runway last year required a three-sided operation between several governments that, as the former president repeated, saved his life. The coup-makers were seeking to capture him. They offered $50,000 to the eight military men in charge of his security to carry out the capture. Not one accepted.One of the elements that allowed them to fly out on the Mexican government’s plane was the presence of 10,000 people willing to enter the airport with them — this after the coup d’état had already taken place. The town of Chapare [where the airport is located] is Evo’s bastion, the place where he became a leader of the coca growers.[At Morales’ return] the town became the scene of a massive demonstration. There was no end in sight to the massive assembly. People arrived early with the blue and white flags of the Movement to Socialism (MAS), whipalas [the Indigenous banner], hats and umbrellas for the sun and rain that alternated at the beginning of the tropical plain. Kilometers of the avenue were closed to traffic with food stands, expectation, joy, the need to see Evo, to welcome him.It was the end of three days of a caravan that Morales rode in, accompanied by Linera, upon his return from Argentina. He entered through Villazón after a speech with [Argentine President] Alberto Fernández in the Quiaca [inside Argentina], and after they walked together to the border line. The arrival of Evo at Bolivian territory showed what was to come: Thousands were waiting for him with gifts, music, ceremonies, hugs, euphoria, tears.A similar reception greeted Evo at every stop, as in Atocha where he arrived at ten o’clock on Monday night, and thousands of miners were waiting for him with their lights on in the mountains. Or in the twenty or so villages, sometimes clusters of adobe houses, where he stopped on the way from Uyuni to Oruro. In each one they waited for him at the edge of the road with equal anticipation and celebration, in particular in Orinoca, his place of birth on the immense Andean mountainscape, dry, ocher-colored, as beautiful as it is arduous.Each stop of the caravan showed the dimension of the leadership of the one who led the process of change for 15 years. His forced departure from the country and his exile reinforced the magnitude of his leadership. Now, from the stage on the runway of the Chimoré airport, wearing a hat and flower necklaces, he spoke to a crowd that welcomed him back to his political home.The decline of the reactionariesEvo returned the day after [recently elected MAS candidates for president and vice-president] Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca took office in La Paz. The inauguration was marked by uncertainty until the last hour. A sector of the right wing, under leadership from the city of Santa Cruz and to a lesser extent from Cochabamba, refused to recognize the victory of the MAS, asked for an [election] audit and the suspension of the transfer of command.The destabilization plan included the deployment of already known methods: accusations of fraud, calls for the police and the army to join in the actions, including the demand for a “military junta,” the beginning of blockades with the deployment of armed groups, “civic strikes,” attempts to advance from the east to the center of the country to reach the center of political power, La Paz. A coup plot similar to last year’s.First of all, the failure was due to the late implementation of the plot. The victory of the MAS, with 55.1% of the votes on Sunday, Oct. 18, was so large that it nullified possible reactions that had been planned for the same night. The escalation of the attack by a sector of the right began after the recognition of the victory of Arce and Choquehuanca was already indisputable.Secondly, unlike 2019, there was no national or international bloc to support the last-minute attempt. Inside Bolivia, the right wing split into three: those who began to retreat in order not to be held accountable before the courts, like Arturo Murillo; those who accepted defeat and began to organize as the opposition, primarily Carlos Mesa; and the coup sectors led by Luis Fernando Camacho. Each of the three elements plunged into political irrelevance, an opposition without force, destabilized.That fragmentation of the reactionaries prevented the plot events from escalating. Requests to coup-installed President Jeanine Añez to suspend the inauguration went unanswered; the Supreme Court of Justice refused the demand for an audit of the vote; and the military ignored the call. A different reaction from any of these three parties would have changed the situation, particularly that of the Armed Forces. Something that, as Evo publicly charged, could have happened a few days before Arce’s assumption of office.The international recognition of the election victory for MAS was, for its part, complete. Each international mission observing the vote validated the transparency of the election day and validated the count, including the Organization of American States, central to the 2019 coup plot. Even U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly recognized Arce’s victory on two occasions. The marches of the last-minute coup attempt in La Paz were medium, small, even forgotten.The inauguration of Arce and Choquehuanca, followed by the return of Evo through “the big door” [of Argentina] sealed the defeat of the rightist sectors that were betting on a desperate turn of events. The original plan, which was — as Evo explained at each stop of the caravan — to outlaw the MAS and prevent the return of its leaders, failed. Their final maneuvers also failed.The complex structure of change“There is a lot of hope among the people,” Rudy Luis Alberto Yampa told me. He was in Chimoré with his organization, the Regional Coordinator of Parents of El Alto. A few days before I was with him in his neighborhood to learn about the experience of one of the movements that was part of the four stages of resistance to the coup: before the coup succeeded [last year]; the first week of the de facto government until the massacre of [the city of] Senkata — preceded by that of Sacaba; the reorganization of forces; and the protests in August that won the definitive date for the Oct. 18 elections.Rudy Yampa was shot in the face when, after the Senkata massacre, the people mobilized from El Alto to La Paz with coffins to hold a mass with the bodies present and were repressed. Now, in Chimoré, he told how important the event was, [happening] before so many people mobilized to welcome Evo, even with the economic difficulties, the expectations of the new government, the stage that is now opening in the process of change.  One of the central demands of the Coordinating Committee and various organizations is that there be a renewal in the government, something that happened with the appointment of new ministers. The change not only regards the government, but also the movements. In El Alto, some organizations, like the Unique Federation of Meat Workers, had joined the offensive against Evo. During this past year, Rudy Yampa says, there was a change of leadership that is still in process. “Some of our fellow leaders no longer responded. When we go through difficult times here, we know who we are, whether we are there out of conviction or out of ambition, convenience,” said Evo from Chimoré, referring to the critical hours of the coup.   This is one of the debates of this new stage. The process of change is a complex relationship among campesino [peasant], land-related and Indigenous movements — with their regional particularities — [to form] the Unity Pact that brings together the five main social organizations, the Bolivian Workers Central (COB), the political instrument of the MAS, the governmental and parliamentary expression of the process, and now the new place of Evo and García Linera — forming a relationship between all parts of the alliance.“Power, as well as the economy, has to be redistributed, it has to circulate,” said David Choquehuanca in his inauguration. The strategic objective is, he said, “to achieve good living conditions and to govern ourselves.”The legitimacy achieved at the ballot box and the social force expressed in Evo’s return provides the process with an opportunity to make corrections. “We are committed to rectify what was wrong and deepen what was right,” said Arce in the transfer of command. What was good could be seen in the towns the caravan passed through: schools, roads, quinoa processing plants, a leading political role of the formerly excluded nations.As for what was wrong, the analysis can be divided into two: internal errors in the process of change after 15 years at the head of the government and errors in the face of a coup d’état plot. The coup plot is not a matter of the past: A sector of the right wing has made it clear that it will seek to go into action outside the democratic-electoral framework. This sector has a social base, deep and current historical cleavages, regional leadership, armed groups, financing and international support.Where there was fire, ashes remainThe sky over Chimoré was filled with planes after the massive event, as some delegations returned to their home bases. Evo had been meeting with Indigenous organizations from various countries in the continent. The Latin American connections have grown in recent months, and Bolivia appears as a point around which a heterogeneous range of progressive forces are gathering.The story of the process of change combines anti-imperialism, popular participation, community organization, Indigenous recovery, plurinationality, anti-capitalism, economic growth, nationalization, industrialization and Latin American integration. In Bolivia, the people carried out a countercoup in less than a year in the midst of right-wing offensives on the continent. If what happened last year was a great mirror in which to look at the combination of elements of the coup and its triumph — from the use of social networks to the police/military factor — the more recent events put the strategic successes of the process of transformation on the table.One is the essential role of popular organization and its accumulation of strength from outside and inside the State. Last year’s forceful expulsion of the MAS government aroused, in the social organizations, a central space of resistance, retreat and initiative at a decisive moment. As for the election of the new presidential team, it took place under fire — and this is another of the lessons learned from a challenge without a unique solution.Bolivia offers its answers in a Latin American context marked by the difficulty of building alternatives to the current order of things — which is increasingly unequal. Now begins another complex stage, marked by urgent questions: how to obtain the necessary balance between justice and political stability; how to deactivate those involved in the coup, both civilians and within the armed forces and police — the question is how to transform those institutions; how to reactivate the economy now operating at a loss; and how to recompose social coexistence after the year of return of the classist and racist persecutions and the barbed wire barricades in residential areas.Bolivia has just finished a dismal period. I look out the windows of my hotel room: On one side is the Pan-American Highway with whipalas in the stores, on the other a hill in the wild. The rain gives way to more heat. We lived through a historic victory. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

HAT Market Analysis for 6/9/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG Group

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The day before USDA’s June supply and demand update, corn and soybean futures rebounded from weakness early in the session, but only corn broke to the high side. Tom Fritz takes a closer look. Click to listen. Facebook Twitter HAT Market Analysis for 6/9/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG Group SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Market Analysis for 6/9/21 with Tom Fritz of EFG Group SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 9, 2021 Previous articleWorld Pork Expo is Back! Indiana Pork is ThereNext articleGetting the Most Out of the 2021 Corn Crop Andy Eubanklast_img read more

New exhibition at Desmond Hall Castle

first_img Previous articleText alerts could cut Limerick hospital listsNext articleLimerick rents go through the roof Alan Jacques Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsNew exhibition at Desmond Hall CastleBy Alan Jacques – May 13, 2017 1263 TAGS1916 RisingDesmond Hall CastlelimerickNewcastle WestOffice of Public Works (OPW)War of IndependenceWat Facebookcenter_img Email Advertisement Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival AN exhibition has opened in Newcastle West tracing Desmond Hall Castle’s links to 1916 Rising, Irish War of Independence and Civil War.Opened by Minister of State at the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, the exhibition of period uniforms, photographs, medals, artwork and other artifacts tells the story of people from West Limerick who played prominent roles in the fight for Irish freedom a century ago.These include Donal Sheehan from Newcastle West, the first rebel casualty of the 1916 Rising, Constable James O’Brien from Kilfergus, a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police who was the first British Forces casualty of the Rising, and Con Colbert, the Republican leader who was executed for his role in the events of Easter 1916.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Desmond Hall Castle is a fitting home for the exhibition as it was used as a barracks by the Warwickshire Regiment of the British Army and the RIC Auxiliaries during the War of Independence and by the Anti-Treaty IRA during the Civil War. The uniforms of these military forces will be on display as part of the exhibition.Today managed by the OPW as a seasonal visitor site, it will open for a longer season until September 6.“I am delighted to see that the visitor season at Desmond Hall Castle has been extended by a full extra month,” said Minister O’Donovan.“The footfall at the site has been increasing steadily in recent years, reflecting the overall trend in our national tourism numbers. I’m delighted the OPW have recognised this and lengthened the season so that the local tourism economy in Newcastle West can benefit.“The exhibition will add variety and interest to the site for visitors all summer and I hope many tourists and indeed locals take the opportunity to come in and browse some of these interesting exhibits that have been organised and displayed by Paraic O’Ruairc, the OPW Manager in Desmond Hall.”by Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Ballyshannon paedophile guilty of child porn and exploitation charges

first_img A paedophile who stalked schoolboys in a town was identified today(Fri) as former Order of Malta medical trainee.He also attended Neighbourhood Watch meetings in his local town, BallyshannonPatrick Lenihan, 44, who had up to 80 porn pictures of boys in mobile phones and who tried to persuade schoolboys as young as 12 in to sex acts was jailed for three years and put on the sex offenders’ register.Donegal Circuit Court was told a psychiatric report showed Lenihan was a paedophile who was attracted to boys aged 10 to 15.The court also heard of attacks on him by adults in Ballyshannon where he lives and of break-ins at his house.Judge Keenan Johnson was told by both prosecution and defence counsel Peter Nolan that Lenihan operated openly in broad daylight in Ballyshannon showing boys gay porn pictures, some involving adults and children, on his mobile.He used downloaded pictures for which he didn’t have to pay when he attempted to entice or coerce schoolboys to “have a quickie,” Mr Nolan said.The court heard that when Lenihan, who moved at age 16 from England with his father to Balbriggan, Co. Dublin when his mother died, trained in first aid with the Order of Malta.When he moved to Ballyshannon in 2007 gardai first met him at a neighbourhood watch meeting in 2009.Lenihan, of Erne Street, Ballyshannon, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child by inviting or coercing the boy to engage in an indecent act and two charges of possession of child pornography in his phones. The offences were committed on Oct 23, 2010, and December 16, 2010.Judge Johnson said one offence, the child sex exploitation charge, could carry  a life sentence and the mobile phone image offences carried five years.He said the life-sentence offence was on the lower end of the scale and he imposed a jail term of three years and placement on the sex register.He imposed six months concurrent on each of the child pornography possession charges.He said Lenihan would remain a threat to children for the rest of his life. The judge ordered that he be jailed in Arbour Hill, which has special facilities deal with sex offenders, He also ordered that Lenihan, upon release, be supervised by the Probation service “for the rest of his life.”Judge Johnson added: “I am satisfied with the diagnosis that he is a paedophile who attracted to boys between 10 and 15. It is not curable but it is controllable”. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Ballyshannon paedophile guilty of child porn and exploitation charges Twitter WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further News Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – March 28, 2014 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img Pinterest Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Twitter Google+ Previous articlePublic meeting to address concerns over Donegal Salmon farm proposalsNext articleGarda suspended for allegedly harassing women told to stay in Donegal News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Driver, aide hailed as heroes after bus carrying special needs students hit by tractor-trailer YORK) — A South Carolina school bus driver and aide are being hailed as heroes following a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a school bus carrying children with special needs.Dramatic dashcam video of the incident was released by the Greenville County School District.The two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions when the tractor-trailer hit a pole and crossed over into oncoming traffic on the opposite side of the road, South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis told ABC News.Four children from Sara Collins Elementary School and Washington Center in Greenville were on board the bus along with the driver and an aide. Miraculously, there was only one minor injury in the crash.“A 10-year-old was transported for non-life-threatening injuries,” Hovis said.In the video, aide Carletta Cyrus is seen checking on the children soon after the crash, as is the driver, Tammy Cummings.Cummings advised the children to stay on board the vehicle and consoled them, joking with one of the students about a video game he had on his phone, according to Adam James, the director of transportation for the Greenville County School District.Cummings is no stranger to crisis, James said. She is also the school bus safety trainer for Greenville County Schools.“What we see is training going into action. They did exactly what they’re trained to do. For us, it validated the training,” James told ABC News. “The driver saw what had happened ahead of her and had she not stopped the bus when she did, I believe it could’ve been a lot worse.”James said the school district transports 27,000 children daily, covering 41,000 miles a day. He called Cummings and Cyrus’ actions heroic.“I would call both of them heroes,” James said. “We’ve heard from each parent on that bus. One mother in particular, she just couldn’t thank the driver enough calling her a hero and thanking us for the training.”The driver behind the wheel of the tractor-trailer has been charged with driving left of center, Hovis said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


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