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Soldiers influx could put strain on barracks

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Advertisement CONCERNS have been raised among Defence Forces representatives about an expected influx of new and transferred personnel without a corresponding spend on facilities at Sarsfield Barracks in the city. Under the new organisational proposals, the Defence Forces are reducing the number of brigades which they have, and will be moving hundreds of personnel from some areas of the country to others. No personnel are expected to be moved from Limerick but it is anticipated that several hundred soldiers from Cork may be transferred to Sarsfield Barracks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In addition to this, the force is currently recruiting to expand its ranks by 600 in various disciplinesBut the Permanent Defence Force Other Ranks Representative Association (PDFORRA,) says there is confusion about the move and has warned that infrastructure and facilities could come under pressure with the influx to Limerick city.“We would expect that this will not all happen at once, it will be over a period of time so, initially, the barracks and existing personnel in Limerick should be able to cope,” Gerry Rooney, General Secretary of PDFORRA, told the Limerick Post.But he added that further down the line, there may be serious pressure on the facilities an space at the barracks unless the department spends money on upgrading and facilitating in some areas.PDFORRA says it is “unclear” at this point whether defence personnel are going to be told where to go or if they will have choices.“We want to see our members having choice because there are many who might want to relocate to Limerick.“We don’t want to see people forced into anything. We also want to see them being given a choice of upskilling or retraining. There are some areas where we don’t have enough qualified personnel and others where we have too man. It’s a matter of matching one to the other,” Mr Rooney said.Reducing the number of personnel engaged in headquarters, admin and allied support tasks is a central element to the reorganisation process, according to PDFORRA Linkedin Facebookcenter_img NewsLocal NewsSoldiers influx could put strain on barracksBy admin – August 22, 2012 818 Print Email Previous articleLimerick to Galway train not on right trackNext articleDeirdre Lawlor has… The X Factor adminlast_img read more

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Sexual Assault Against Minor Boy; Bombay HC Quashes FIR On Compromise,Directs Registry To Give 50K Deposited By Parties For Advocates In Need [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesSexual Assault Against Minor Boy; Bombay HC Quashes FIR On Compromise,Directs Registry To Give 50K Deposited By Parties For Advocates In Need [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap23 July 2020 5:34 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR filed against a 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy after the father of the victim and the accused reached an amicable settlement. Division bench of Justice ZA Haq and Justice SM Modak of the Nagpur bench also directed the registry to deposit the amount of Rs.50,000 submitted partly on behalf of the accused and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday quashed an FIR filed against a 25-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy after the father of the victim and the accused reached an amicable settlement. Division bench of Justice ZA Haq and Justice SM Modak of the Nagpur bench also directed the registry to deposit the amount of Rs.50,000 submitted partly on behalf of the accused and on behalf of the victim for showing bona-fides, with the District Bar Association, Nagpur for disbursement to advocates in need. The bench was hearing an application for quashing of FIR under Section 482 of CrPC filed by the accused, who has been booked for offences punishable under Sections 364-A, 342, 347, 212, 201, 120-B, 34 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 8,12 and 17 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and Section 66(k)(d) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. According to the applicant accused and the father of the victim, the matter is amicably worked out between them. However, in the previous hearing, the Additional Public Prosecutor SS Doifode had raised an objection to entertaining the plea for quashing and submitted that the Court should not show any indulgence at a belated stage, that is after the filing of the charge-sheet as the Investigating Agency has invested sufficient time in investigation. Following this, the Court passed an order on July 10, 2020 and recorded willingness of the applicant and victim’s father to deposit Rs.25,000 each with the Registry to show the bona fides. Accordingly, both parties deposited the amount by cheque which are said to be issued from the accounts of Advocates representing the applicant and the victim’s father. Advocate PW Mirza appeared on behalf of the applicant and Advocate RD Dharmadhikari for the victim’s father. Both the advocates assured the Court that the cheques will be encashed and in case any cheque is dishonoured the concerned Advocate would be responsible to make the payment. Finally, the bench noted- “Considering the nature of accusations made by the non-applicant No.2, the fact that the victim boy, though minor, was aged about 17 years at the time of the incident and as the parties have amicably worked out the matter and the trial has not yet commenced, we are of the view that no fruitful purpose would be achieved by keeping the trial pending and interests of justice would be sub-served by quashing the proceedings subject to utilising the amount deposited by the applicant and non-applicant No.2 for some appropriate purpose.” Therefore, the FIR was quashed and after deliberations, both Advocate Mirza and Advocate Dharmadhikari submitted before the bench that the amount of Rs.50,000 deposited with the Registry should be given to the District Bar Association, Nagpur for disbursement to Advocates in need. Thus, Court directed the Registry to give the amount of Rs.50,000 to the District Bar Association, Nagpur and said- “We leave it to the wisdom of the Executive Body of the District Bar Association, Nagpur to utilize the amount. We hope and trust that it would be disbursed to the needy Advocates. We make it clear that this amount will not be utilized by the Bar Association for any other purpose.” Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

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EPL: Jesus fires City back to winning ways

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win EPL: Foxes attack Burnley Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 4-1 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor.After the disappointment of Saturday’s draw against Newcastle, which left City 11 points behind Liverpool, this was a strong reaction from Pep Guardiola’s men.Jesus curled in a lovely opener in the 24th minute and doubled the lead just after half-time, while the third came from Rodri, who conjured one of the goals of the season for his second in the Premier League, thundering a volley into the roof of the net.Substitute Riyad Mahrez netted his 50th Premier League goal in the 87th minute, with another replacement, Burnley’s Robbie Brady, grabbing a consolation two minutes later to deny City a clean sheet.Rodri was one of four changes made by Guardiola from the weekend, with Nicolas Otamendi given the nod ahead of John Stones in defence, while Angelino and Bernardo Silva also started.With key man Ashley Westwood injured, Sean Dyche gave on-loan Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater his Premier League debut for the club three months after he suffered an ankle injury in an incident outside a nightclub.Dyche tweaked his formation, with Ashley Barnes left on the bench and Jeff Hendrick pushed forward to support Chris Wood, while Aaron Lennon was preferred to Brady out wide.The last time City visited Turf Moor in late April they needed a win to maintain their slender lead at the top of the table and ground out a scrappy 1-0 victory.Three points this time felt just as vital, with City having only won one of their previous five matches in all competitions.They had the ball in the net in just the sixth minute when Jesus deflected in Angelino’s shot but the Brazilian was clearly offside.Drinkwater was showing some of the invention that Burnley fans hoped he would bring but also rust and too often his touches did not find a team-mate.One such misplaced flick let in Kevin De Bruyne, who drove towards the Burnley penalty area before sending in a shot that was straight at Nick Pope, much to the Belgian’s frustration.The Clarets looked relatively comfortable for the first quarter of the game but a moment of real quality saw City take the lead, with David Silva and Rodri combining to play in Jesus, who paused on the right of the area before curling a delicious shot just inside the far post, giving Pope no chance.It was a superb way for the Brazilian to end an eight-game run without scoring.City almost grabbed a second in the 32nd minute but Pope produced a point-blank save to deny Raheem Sterling from De Bruyne’s precision cross, while the England man was also behind a deflected effort from the influential Belgian.Burnley’s first real opening came three minutes before the break when Lennon produced a good, deep cross, which was met firmly on the volley by Dwight McNeil – only for Wood to block his own team-mate’s effort.City broke quickly down the other end and Pope again had to be alert to keep out Bernardo Silva’s shot with his feet.Half-time did not disrupt the visitors’ momentum and they doubled their advantage five minutes after the restart, Jesus hooking in Bernardo Silva’s clever cross.The forward nearly completed his hat-trick three minutes later but this time his shot from a tight angle just missed Pope’s far post.Dyche reacted with a double substitution in the 58th minute, switching to a 4-4-2 and sending on Barnes and Jay Rodriguez, with Drinkwater taken off along with Wood.A free-kick won immediately by Barnes allowed Burnley to register their first shot on target but McNeil’s free-kick was comfortable for Ederson.City had taken their foot off the accelerator but they continued to probe and their third in the 68th minute was the best of the lot, Rodri unleashing a volley from 20 yards after David Silva’s effort was blocked.That killed the game completely as a contest but Mahrez, on for Sterling, produced another precision finish to make it four before Brady took advantage of a fortunate deflection.Tags: BurnleyEPLGabriel JesusManchester CityPep Guardiolalast_img read more

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Ademola Lookman: A Loyalty to Fatherland

first_img“It’s a positive step forward when made his commitment to Nigeria and we are just waiting for a FIFA clearance.“Once the go-ahead is sorted, it will be up to Coach Gernot Rohr to decide if his club performance would earn him a call-up.”Lookman helped England win 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Korea Republic and was also part of the England team which won the 2017 Toulon U-20 Four Nations tournament in France.In the summer, Lookman set a new Nigerian transfer record when he moved to RB Leipzig from Everton for a move worth up to £22.5mGerman Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig broke the Nigerian transfer record for Lookman after Everton agree to sell the winger for a fee said to be worth up to £22.5m.Before then, the costliest transfer involving a Nigerian winger is Ahmed Musa’s switch to Leicester City in the summer of 2016, with CSKA Moscow pocketing £16.6 million from the deal, meaning Lookman’s return to RB Leipzig surpassed that fee.The 21-year-old already played for RB Leipzig in the second half of the 2017-18 season and was directly involved in nine goals-five goals and four assists from 11 appearances in the German top flight under the stewardship of now-Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.Since then, RB Leipzig have held an interest in Lookman, and after an underwhelming campaign where Marco Silva used him sparingly, he is now set for a permanent exit.He saw his first-team opportunities limited upon his return to Everton last season, making only three Premier League starts and played 18 games off the bench.Things have not worked out as well as he might have hoped since making the January 2017 move from Charlton Athletic to Everton. Lookman has only managed 48 outings – with four goals and two assists – and has mainly been a bench player.But the former England U-21 international is set to continue his career in Germany. He thrived in the Bundesliga previously and will hope to follow the likes of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson, who both enjoyed success in the German top-flight.In 2017, Pep Guardiola was dented with the biggest loss in his coaching career by Everton, a victory that was orchestrated by the Nigerian-born England U-21 and his performance enjoyed a lot of media attention.Lookman came on in stoppage time of Everton’s 4-0 win over Manchester City to score the fourth goal after capitalizing on a mistake from John Stones despite being on the pitch for just a matter of minutes.The then £7.5m signing from Charlton was delighted with his performance and he said afterward: “The gaffer just said ‘play behind Rom. I was lucky to anticipate the ball and put it in the back of the net. My first premier league goal, this is my chance to score it – and I took it well.”With his goal-scoring debut for Everton, the then19-year-old Lookman dreamt playing beyond the Toffees.“One day I want to win trophies. Of course, I want to play at the highest level – whether in England or Spain, I want to be at the top. You have teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid. As a kid, I dreamed of playing for one of those teams,” he said.When Everton poached Leicester’s head of recruitment Steve Walsh in the summer, it was easy to understand the logic. The 52-year-old’s reputation had hit new heights after he unearthed Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante to inspire Leicester’s title triumph, and Everton were eager to apply the same expertise at Goodison Park.The Walsh was quick to identify the talent in Lookman as the Nigerian arrived from Charlton as a little-known teenager with no Premier League experience. But at £10m, he was the most expensive ever signing from League One.Like many of Walsh’s best signings, Lookman has had an unconventional route to the top. The jump from League One to Premier League has drawn parallels with Dele Alli’s move to Tottenham, but while Alli was on MK Dons’ books from the age of 11, Lookman did not set foot in a professional academy until he was 16.Born as Ademola Olajade Lookman October 20, 1997, in Wandsworth, London to Nigerian parents, he attended St. Thomas the Apostle College in Peckham where he achieved three As and five As at GCSE.Lookman signed for Everton on January 5, 2017, for a fee of £7.5m rising to £11m on a four-and-a-half-year contract and made his debut for the club 10 days later. He scored on his debut.He received his first international call up on May 16, 2016, being named in the England U-19 squad for a doubleheader against Mexico. He was subsequently named in England squad for the European U-19 Championships the same summer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick’s style of recruiting players for the national team, which he termed ‘VIP scouting’ seems to have scored another goal, after England junior international of Nigerian descent, Ademola Lookman switched his international allegiance to his fatherlandLeipzig star Ademola Lookman has switched his international allegiance from England to Nigeria, in spite of the 22-year-old forward, who was born in England to parents of Nigerian descent having played for the European country’s youth national teams.The news was revealed by Nigeria’s technical assistant Tunde Adelakun when speaking to Opera News, “Lookman has applied for the switch and all the documents are in order,” Adelakun said.last_img read more