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Young offenders benefit from restorative justice in Limerick

first_imgby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A STUDY of Le Chéile’s Restorative Justice Project in Limerick has shown that restorative justice should be a preferred option for young offenders.Ireland’s first and only non-statutory youth restorative justice service provides a range of services to young people who have been involved in crime and are engaged with the Probation Service.The study carried out by Quality Matters found significant benefits not only for young people but also for the families and the victims of crime. The evaluation revealed that young people displayed a significant increase in empathy towards victims after engaging with the project, as well as better family relationships and less contact with the Gardaí and court system.Parents also reported positive outcomes for family life and improved relationships while victims of crime found that restorative justice (RJ) was a far better experience than the traditional criminal justice system. They stated that by participating in the project, they had a meaningful voice and found it more respectful and inclusive than the traditional court process.The project, established in 2010, works with young people on probation using a range of RJ models including face-to-face meetings, proxy victims, victim empathy programmes, and reparation.  The RJ project is part of Le Chéile Mentoring & Youth Justice Support Services, which provides volunteer mentoring as well as RJ, and family support services to young people who offend. Previous articleLimerick Council hears passionate call for marriage equalityNext articleMajor rally against water charges planned for Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSLe Chéile’s Restorative Justice ProjectlimerickProbation ServiceQuality Matters Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Facebook Linkedincenter_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsYoung offenders benefit from restorative justice in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 30, 2015 1053 Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Ringo Starr Announces 2019 World Tour With His All Starr Band

first_imgToday, Ringo Starr has announced a 2019 world tour in celebration of the 30th anniversary of his All Starr Band. The announcement comes as Starr and his current All Starr Band lineup wrap up their ongoing 2018 tour this month.After beginning with a date at Harrah’s Southern California Resort and Casino on March 21st, Ringo and company will head to Japan for a stretch of 9 performances across the country throughout the month of April. The tour will continue in August, when Starr and the All Starr Band head back to North America, for a show in Ontario, Canada (8/1) followed by two-night runs in Chicago, IL (8/3, 8/4) and Nashville, TN (8/7, 8/8). Finally, the tour will wrap with a concert at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA on September 1st.The 2019 iteration of the former The Beatles drummer’s All Starr Band will feature vocalist/guitarist Colin Hay (Men at Work), guitarist Steve Lukather (Toto), vocalist/keyboardist Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), saxophonist Warren Ham (Toto, Bloodrock), drummer Gregg Bissonette (Toto, Santana), and Hamish Stuart (Average White Band). Stuart is the only member of the new lineup that was not a part of the band’s 2018 U.S. tour this year, though he previously toured with the All Starr Band in 2006 and 2008. He replaces bassist/vocalist Graham Gouldman (10cc), who was the newest addition to the band this past tour.See below for a full list of upcoming dates.Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Tour DatesMarch 21st – Funner, CA @ Harrah’s Resort Southern CaliforniaMarch 27th – Fukuoka, Japan @ Sun Palace HallMar 29th – Hiroshima, Japan @ UenogakuenApril 1st – Miyagi Sendai Japan @ Tokyo Electron HallApril 2nd – Koriyama, Japan @ Shimin CenterApril 3rd – Tokyo, Japan @ Hitomi Kinen KodoApril 5th – Tokyo, Japan @ Dome City HallApril 9th – Nagoya, Japan @ Zepp,April 10th – Osaka, Japan @ Archaic Hall,Apr 11th – Osaka, Japan @ Orix TheatreAugust 1st – Windsor, Ontario @ Caesar’s in WindsorAugust 3rd – Chicago, IL @ RaviniaAugust 4th – Chicago, IL @ RaviniaAugust 7th – Nashville, TN @ The RymanAugust 8th – Nashville, TN @ The RymanSeptember 1st – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek TheaterView All Tour Dates[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

‘Porgy’ in the park

first_imgBefore cold temperatures arrive and snow inevitably blankets the Yard, the first weeks of the semester bring an outdoor reprieve. Common Spaces — an initiative that encourages community in and around Harvard Yard, and the project behind those colorful chairs festooning it — kicked off its fall programming today with a four-song set by the cast of the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”The outdoor entertainment series, known as “The Chairs Revue,” takes place each Tuesday and Friday through Oct. 11 and features seasonal snacks and performances ranging from dance to juggling to music and more.But “Porgy and Bess” was a special treat, drawing Harvard employees and faculty members from their offices, students from their dorms, and tourists and passersby alike — all curious to catch a sneak of what the sold-out show has to offer.Actors Nathaniel Stampley, Alicia Hall Moran, Andrea Jones-Sojola, and Cedric Neal sang “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” “There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York,” and the perennial favorite “Summertime.”Graduate student Monica Velasquez was “walking out of class and heard the actors warming up,” and decided to take in the concert. “Harvard has always been the center of random things popping up,” she said. “It’s really quite nice.”“I think anytime we can share the University’s great talent with students and employees is great,” said Harvard staffer Bob Fitta, reading in one of the chairs before the concert. “It takes a lot of teamwork and shows that we all work at a great place.”Vice President for Campus Services Lisa Hogarty welcomed the listeners, who noshed on free apples and Goldfish snacks, and she dubbed the grassy area outside the Science Center the new Common Spaces plaza. Mia Walker ’10, assistant to A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, next introduced the actors. “I performed with Common Spaces last year,” she said. “We did ‘Grease,’ and I feel nostalgic and grateful to be standing here.”“This is the first event of the season, and the turnout was fantastic,” said Allegra Libonati, artistic associate at the A.R.T. and the curator of Common Spaces. “It’s so exciting to take pieces of theater that are inside and share them with the community — and especially to share ‘Porgy and Bess,’ which is sold out.”The concert garnered nothing less than loud whoops from the crowd and, of course, a standing ovation.Singer, guitarist, and Harvard staffer Lilia Halpern-Smith performs Sept. 13 outside Lehman Hall at 12:30 p.m. On Sept. 16, the ’Cliffe Notes — a subset of the Radcliffe Choral Society — perform outside Lehman Hall at 12:30 p.m.last_img read more

Fine allegations : Tomaselli to be sentenced for sexual abuse charges

first_img Published on April 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Zach Tomaselli is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday to a state prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2009.Tomaselli, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, accused Bernie Fine, former Syracuse University associate men’s basketball coach, of molesting him in a Pittsburgh hotel room in 2002 during an away game. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. in Superior Court in Auburn, Maine, according to an April 6 article in The Post-Standard.Justin Leary, Tomaselli’s attorney, said Maine Supreme Court Justice Robert Clifford is expected to sentence Tomaselli to three years and three months in state prison, according to the article. Tomaselli will begin serving his sentence April 18.Lewiston police arrested Tomaselli on April 13, 2011, on charges of having sexual contact with a boy who attended a camp where Tomaselli was a counselor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHowever, much of Tomaselli’s sentence was suspended after he pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and two other sex-related counts on Dec. 20, according to the article. His plea was part of an agreement that allowed seven other counts to be dropped as well.Leary said it is hoped Tomaselli will be able to participate in a sex offender counseling program while he is in prison, according to the article. The sentence includes further counseling and six years of probation after prison. If Tomaselli violates the probation, he risks returning to prison for an additional eight years and nine months.On Friday, Tomaselli said he is ready to begin serving his sentence and hopes counseling will help him, according to the article. Fine has not been charged and denies all accusations.rebari[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dodgers’ Scott Kazmir leaves with tight hip in loss to Rockies

first_imgQUOTE OF THE DAY“The frustration is through the roof right now. I’ve been dealing with this for a while now. With all the treatment and exercises I do and to be in this spot right now is definitely a head scratcher.” – KazmirHITTING REPORTJoc Pederson went 2 for 3 with his second home run of the spring, a one-out blast he tucked inside the left-field foul pole in the second inning. … Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez played his first game of the spring, going 0 for 2. … Brett Eibner went 3 for 3 with two doubles, three RBI and a walk. … The Dodgers scored runs on back-to-back wild pitches by Colorado’s Miguel Castro.ALSO The Dodgers expect shortstop Corey Seager (tight upper back) to return to Cactus League play on Friday. … Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier left Monday’s game with back tightness, but it is not believed to be serious. … Brandon McCarthy and Julio Urias will pitch in Friday’s Cactus League game against the Rangers and Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to pitch Saturday against the Angels.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw) vs. Giants (LHP Matt Moore), noon PT Tuesday, Camelback Ranch at Glendale, Ariz. TV: None; Radio: 570 AM Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img THE GAMEThe Dodgers lost to the Colorado Rockies, 10-9, Monday afternoon in Scottsdale, Ariz. Both teams are now 6-5 in Cactus League play.PITCHING REPORTDodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir left the game after his first pitch of the second inning because of tightness in his left hip and was heading for a precautionary MRI. The 33-year-old left-hander said he was tight in his hip, side and rear through the pregame bullpen and the first inning, and told pitching coach Rick Honeycutt about it between innings. “I couldn’t fire my backside, so there was no power, no direction, and it’s a tough way to pitch,” said Kazmir, who was making his second spring start. “It’s something where you scratch your head because we’ve been on it constantly.” … Chris Hatcher pitched one inning, allowing three runs (all earned) on four hits, two of which were home runs.last_img read more