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WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – December 2, 2014 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Liam ShannonThe government is to apply to the European Court of Human Rights to revisit a torture claim against the British authorities.In 1978, the Strasbourg court ruled that 14 men interned in Northern Ireland were subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment – but not torture.In the 1970s 14 men were interned in Northern Ireland and subjected to interrogation techniques such as hooding, white noise and sensory deprivation.The European Court of Human Rights ruled in 1978 that what they underwent did not amount to torture.But the survivors say new evidence has come to light that shows the British misled the court.Today the Irish Government has decided it will apply to the European Court to revisit its original ruling.The survivors had brought legal proceedings to compel the government to make this landmark decision..but they’ve now been struck out as unnecessary.One of the so called ‘hooded men’ is Liam Shannon:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/lshann.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleEnvironment Minister says Ireland doesn’t have an EU loophole to avoid water chargesNext articleIreland Captain role for Ann-Marie McGlynn News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Government asks European court to revise ruling in ‘Hooded Men’ torture case Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal
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Swim:1st – Longport2nd – Sea Isle 3rd – Ocean City 4th – Wildwood Crest5th – Margate Singles Row:1st – Avalon2nd – Longport3rd – Ventnor4th – Margate5th – Atlantic City Overall:1st – Longport (13 points)2nd – Ventnor (8 points Tiebreaker)3rd – Avalon (8 points)4th – Margate (4 points Tiebreaker)5th – Sea Isle (4 points)6th – Ocean City (3 points) By Ryan GivensAfter taking home the crown last summer, Longport hosted the premier race of the season. South Jersey’s best met on the beach at 31st Avenue to determine who would claim the crown for 2017.At the end of the night, Longport would defend their home beach and become back to back champs, scoring in every event. A key first place finish in the swim that came after a last second surge from John Tepper would lead Longport to the win. With the addition of a pair of second place finishes in both singles and doubles row, Longport finished well ahead of the competition scoring 13 points. Ventnor and Avalon, both scoring 8 points, would take the 2nd and 3rd place in the team titles respectively. Ventnor took the higher position because of a higher finish in the doubles row, the tie breaking event. Ocean City’s Quinn Cassidy was the lone scorer for OCBP, taking third in the swim.Though the South Jersey Championships conclude the major races of the 2017 season, multiple unique lifeguard events are set for the remainder of the summer. The next event, The South Jersey Paddleboard races, are slated for Monday August 14th on 16th Street in BrigantinePhotos and Results Provided by Dale BraunDoubles Row:1st – Ventnor2nd – Longport3rd – Avalon4th – Upper Township5th – Margate
Press release: Secretary of State launches dedicated strategy to ‘break the cycle’ of female offending
government announces new pilots for 5 residential women’s centres across England and Wales greater focus on innovative community provisions to keep women away from prison the government will not pursue plans to build community prisons for women Lord Farmer will conduct an in-depth review into family ties – around a quarter of female offenders have dependent children Revolving Doors Agency welcomes the emphasis in the Female Offenders Strategy on keeping women in their communities. The unambiguous ambition that less women will be sentenced to ineffective and disruptive short sentences is a significant step in reducing reoffending and reducing damage to families. The task now is to make this a reality through local and national investment. Many of the women serving custodial sentences are extremely vulnerable and have experienced abuse themselves. Evidence clearly shows that putting women into prison can do more harm than good for society, failing to cut the cycle of reoffending and often exacerbating already difficult family circumstances. While public protection will always be our priority, and prison must remain the only option in the most serious cases, I want that to be a last resort. That’s why today we are announcing a step change in our approach to rehabilitating women offenders – we will shift from prisons to women’s centres which focus on the full range of support services beginning with five pilots across England and Wales. I want this strategy to be the start of a shift in attitudes to the way we support female offenders with greater emphasis on community provision. This ultimately benefits everyone – offenders, their families and the wider community as we see fewer victims and cut the cost of reoffending. Christina Marriott, Chief Executive of the Revolving Doors Agency, said: Justice Secretary David Gauke has outlined a new strategy to ‘break the cycle’ of female offending – placing community services at the heart of the government’s response.The female offender strategy, published today (27 June 2018), sets out a commitment to divert the most vulnerable women in the criminal justice system away from custody through the provision of tailored support – recognising their unique and complex circumstances.The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has committed to investing in a ‘residential women’s centre’ pilot in at least five sites across England and Wales. Allied to this, and after listening to key stakeholders, MOJ will no longer be pursuing plans to build new community prisons for women.While public safety remains the top priority and prison will continue to be the only appropriate option for those women who commit more serious crimes, the strategy recognises that female offenders are frequently among the most vulnerable individuals in society. Many face issues with substance misuse and mental health problems – often the product of a life of repeated abuse and trauma and almost 60% of female offenders have experienced domestic abuse.Evidence shows that women under community supervision and in custody are more than twice as likely to have a mental health issue than men, while almost half (48%) of female prisoners said they committed their offence to support the drug use of someone else – compared with 22% of male prisoners.That is why the Government is today recognising this unique challenge, by publishing a new dedicated strategy to improve community support for female offenders.Secretary of State, David Gauke said: The estimated annual cost of female offending is around £1.7 billion. This new approach places a focus on early intervention, with an emphasis on community-based sentences to address the often complex needs of women who commit crime.At present, 56% of women will re-offend within the first 12 months of leaving prison. The majority of female offenders are also assessed as low or medium risk, and commit non-violent and low-level offences.Local areas will have the opportunity to bid for funding grants to be delivered over the next 2 years. Those organisations working with female offenders and women at risk of offending will be supported to design dedicated services that address the specific needs of the women in their communities.The strategy advocates a ‘Whole System Approach’ (WSA), whereby a range of local agencies are brought together to deliver better outcomes for female offenders. The government has already invested £1 million seed funding for eight areas across the country, which has helped to provide tailored support for the most vulnerable women.Through the strategy the government is investing an additional £5 million over 2 years on community provision for women so that, where appropriate, women are given the support they need to address their offending. Early intervention is essential in reducing the number of women entering the justice system.The strategy also sets out our commitment to work with partners to pilot at least 5 ‘residential women’s centres’ across England and Wales. These centres will support female offenders to engage in employment, find secure, stable accommodation and help them ultimately turn their backs on crime for good.Many women in contact with the criminal justice system have young children and maintaining stable family ties is vital in supporting rehabilitation. Lord Farmer has been commissioned to conduct a further in-depth review into the importance of family ties in improving outcomes for female offenders.The commitments in this strategy set out the first steps in fundamentally reforming the way the government supports female offenders – shifting the focus away from custody and investing in community services for women to help break the cycle of offending.Notes to editors The government is investing £5 million over 2 years in community provision for women. As part of this, today we are launching an initial £3.5m grant competition for 2018/19 and 2019/20 for community services and multi-agency, whole system approaches. Lord Farmer’s Review of family ties will look at what measures can be taken to strengthen family ties, especially with their children, whilst serving sentences in the community, custody and on release. An estimated 24-31% of female offenders have dependent children. Over 60% of female offenders have experienced domestic violence. A higher proportion of women in custody are living with their dependent children prior to imprisonment than imprisoned fathers (60% vs.45%). Female prisoners are more than twice as likely as male prisoners to report needing help for mental health problems, 49% and 18% respectively. The reoffending rate for women released from a custodial sentence of fewer than 12 months April-June 2016 was 71%. Evidence shows the imprisonment of mothers has a greater impact on the living arrangements of dependent children than the imprisonment of fathers, and that binge drinking and Class A drug use are risk factors more strongly associated with reoffending for women than they are for men. As of 15 June 2018, the women’s prison population was 3,867, accounting for 4.7% of the prison population. Women have consistently accounted for around 5% of the total prison population since 2007. MOJ will work across government and with other national and local partners to develop a National Concordat on Female Offenders. Guidance has also been published for the police on working with vulnerable women, developed in partnership with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC).
Sussex-based Forfars Bakers, which was due to celebrate its bicentenary in 2018, has gone into voluntary liquidation.As reported in local paper The Argus, the bakery headquarters in Newhaven along with four shops have been closed with immediate effect. However, a few stores which previously traded as Forfars, including those on Dyke Road, Hove and St George’s Road, Brighton have so far continued to trade under different names.Over 40 staff have been made redundant and David Oprey and Elias Paourou of restructuring and insolvency experts CVR Global have been appointed joint liquidators.Oprey said: “I can confirm that Forfars Bakers Ltd went into liquidation on 26 October and I was appointed joint liquidator, with Elias Paourou of this firm.“The company, which can trace its history back to 1818, has unfortunately had to make all staff redundant at its four shops and its bakery in Newhaven.“Shareholders have been informed and there will be a creditors’ meeting next week.”HeartbreakingAn anonymous newly-redundant employee told The Argus she knew the closure was coming and that she had been she was left out of pocket by three weeks’ worth of wages.She said: “It used to be a good company, everybody was happy. They ran it as a family business.“It’s heartbreaking. Some people have been there for 30 years.”In recent times, directorship of the business had passed to Dale Pritchard and Dean Evans after Tim Cutress left the business in December 2013 and Matthew Cutress did the same in February 2015.In April 2014, the company received a loan to help it move its production unit from Brighton to Newhaven. The move helped improve efficiency and floorspace by 5,000sq ft.However, recently the company has been in decline with the Horsham and Burgess Hill branches closing in July.At the time, Pritchard explained the closure of the Horsham store to the West Sussex County Times by saying: “The Horsham store has been founded on very traditional products such as cheese straws, Belgian Buns, sausage rolls etc., for which it is very well-known and loved.“Unfortunately, these products are not meeting the needs of the area and, subsequently, the costs of running such an expensive location.”Now, after the collapse of the rest of the business, Pritchard revealed to British Baker: “The Management and staff of Forfars Bakers Ltd. have worked extremely hard to keep Forfars moving forward. However, we were confronted with a series of property issues recently that had a domino effect throughout the business. After consultation with the board and shareholders the decision was made to enter into voluntary liquidation.”
Currently on tour, with a recent collaboration with Dean Ween in Asbury Park over the weekend, Primus has announced a new album The Desaturating Seven, due out September 29th via ATO Records, along with Fall tour dates to support. The new record marks the first since the band’s 2014 Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble, the first original material since 2011’s Green Naugahyde, and their ninth LP together.The inspiration for The Desaturating Seven comes from a 1978 children’s book, The Rainbow Goblins. The book’s “vibrant and intense and eerie and somewhat creepy” artwork impressed bassist and frontman Les Claypool (while reading it to his children) to the point of making it into music. “I remember being incredibly impressed with the artwork and the storyline and the content and the message, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would make a great piece of music,’” Claypool tells Rolling Stone. “As I’m getting older, I’m realizing I need to start knocking some of these things off my list. So we did the Willy Wonka soundtrack a couple years back, and this was a project I wanted to do.”He continues, “I would look at the artwork and read the lyrics, and it’s very difficult to sing about goblins and rainbows and not have it come off being a little cornball…So I was tiptoeing the line of not necessarily being literal, but referring to elements of the story and using it more as a metaphor, when I could.”Much like their Primus & The Chocolate Factory tour, Primus will reincarnate the book’s rainbow imagery on their upcoming tour, which will begin October 20 in San Antonio and extend through November 11 in Miami. The show will consist of two sets: the first set will sift through their entire catalog, and the second will play through The Desaturating Seven in its entirety. The album’s vinyl edition will also be produced in “seven-color green splatter format.”Listen to the new track below, check out the track list, and catch Primus in a city near you this Fall. Head here to the band’s website, and read the full interview on Rolling Stone.Primus – The Desaturating Seven Track List1. “The Valley”2. “The Seven”3. “The Trek”4. “The Scheme”5. “The Dream”6. “The Storm”7. “The Ends?”Primus “The Desaturating Seven” Tour DatesOctober 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Sunken GardensOctober 21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak LawnOctober 22 – Austin, TX @ ACL LiveOctober 24 – Nashville, TN @ War MemorialOctober 27 – Albany, NY @ Palace TheaterOctober 29 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol TheaterOctober 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn SteelNovember 2 – Akron, OH @ Goodyear TheaterNovember 3 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Taft TheaterNovember 4 – Louisville, KY @ Palace TheaterNovember 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody TheaterNovember 7 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee TheaterNovember 9 – Atlanta, GA @ TabernacleNovember 10 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock HotelNovember 11 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore MiamiNovember 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic TheatreDecember 29, 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN Image.NEW YORK – Just days after filing for bankruptcy, JC Penney is now planning to close nearly 200 stores this year.The 118-year-old company has struggled to gain profits for years but the company said the pandemic caused sales to plummet. Last Friday JC Penney’s filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection .The retailer has 85,000 employees but hasn’t said how many people will lose their jobs because of the closings.The company says next year an additional 50 stores will have to be closed. They are the fourth national retailer to file for bankruptcy just this month.
Relax, the Frozen musical isn’t being fast-tracked and Idina Menzel is not leaving If/Then to don that crazy ice gown and belt a chart-topping pop ballad eight times a week. Well, at least not yet. Menzel, who is now a Variety cover girl, was recently honored at the magazine’s Power of Women luncheon, and while there, Cosmopolitan asked if the Tony winner and billboard chart topper would want to play Elsa on Broadway? Her answer? “Yes! Sure! Absolutely!” Right answer, Menzel! Broadway.com reported in January that Disney Theatrical Productions have confirmed that the Oscar-winning blockbuster Frozen is in early development for a Broadway adaptation. Who knows when Elsa’s snow magic will flurry through the air onto the Great White Way, but we seriously can’t wait! Now, if Menzel’s on board, how about other stage faves and Frozen co-stars Santino Fontana, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad? View Comments Idina Menzel “It is a huge compliment,” Menzel says of the buzz surrounded by the film, including the near impossibility of finding that damn Elsa dress in stores. “It was such a dream of mine to be in the Disney family and become an animated queen.” Star Files
Williams is best known as a stand-up comedian and for his diverse roles on screen, including Good Will Hunting, for which he won an Oscar, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society, Good Morning, Vietnam, Aladdin, Hook and Mrs. Doubtfire. He first appeared on the Great White Way in July 2002 with Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. He made his Broadway acting debut in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2011. His additional stage credits include Waiting for Godot opposite Steve Martin at Lincoln Center. View Comments “Robin Williams was a comedic genius with limitless talent and stunning versatility who left this world far too early,” said Broadway League Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin. “He made an impact on everyone he met or entertained. Whether on screen or live on stage, his multi-faceted talent always created memorable performances. Robin Williams will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.” The Great White Way will dim its lights to pay tribute to Robin Williams, the Oscar winner and Broadway vet who died on August 11 at the age of 63. Theater marquees will go dark on August 13 at 7:45PM for one minute.