Court told man with pornographic child images had been a victim of Michael Ferry

first_img Google+ Court told man with pornographic child images had been a victim of Michael Ferry News Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A convicted sex offender with over 90 pornographic child images was a former school head boy, a court was told yesterday.But the 44-year-old was also a child victim of notorious sex predator Michael Ferry who is serving 14 years in jail.Defence solicitor Jacqui Sharkey said Neil McBride was abused by Ferry from aged 13 to17 and became a chronic alcoholic and his life spiralled out of control.McBride was before Dungloe District Court for sentence after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to having 43 child pornography images on his Dell lap-top computer.He also admitted having a further 51 images of children under 17 years of age who were either fully or partially clothed.Unemployed McBride, originally from Gweedore, but with an address at Fontwell Apartments, Letterkenny, pleaded guilty to possession of the child pornography images on his laptop in August 2011.Ms Sharkey revealed publicly for the first time that McBride was abused by Ferry, a former school caretaker in Gweedore who is serving time for sex offences against a number of schoolboys.She said that as a result of the abuse inflicted by Ferry on McBride he failed his Leaving certificate.Judge Kelly said he accepted McBride “suffered enormously” from what happened to him when he was younger but he had to accept responsibility for very serious offences.The judge adjourned the case to March 10 for a Probation report and assessment of McBride’s suitability for community service. Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Previous articleLetterkenny take away owner left shaken after being held at knife pointNext articleSchool Closures & Cancellations North West News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest By News Highland – January 14, 2015 last_img read more

Women in leadership positions in credit unions: Do you have what it takes?

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Judy Hoberman Men and women sell, manage, recruit and supervise differently.  Judy Hoberman, creator of “Selling in a Skirt”, shares essential insights about gender differences and how to embrace and use those … Web: www.sellinginaskirt.com Details When we were kids playing outside, we would come up with all sorts of games.  Some involved running, some involved flying through the air on swings, and some involved balls to hit, throw, or kick.  We were on teams and figured out who would do what and where. There always seemed to be one person who directed or suggested or moved us along and we knew that was the leader … at least for that moment.When you think about it, we were exposed to leadership early on with “Simon Says”…one person would make a move or do something and say “Simon Says touch your toes”…and we all did. Eventually we all had a chance to be Simon and maybe some of us took it to another level by suggesting we do something tough that was in our own area of expertise like standing on one foot while you twirled around and threw a ball in the air that you had to catch behind you.  That could have eliminated many of the participants while at the same time we would all say WOW that’s pretty cool. And, a leader was created. Now, I want you to use your imagination and visualize the birth of a leader and a movement.  I was watching a video called “Leadership From A Dancing Guy” where an entire movement was created in less than 3 minutes.  It’s one of the best videos on leadership and I thought it was a perfect example to share. Close your eyes and imagine you are at a music festival. There is a song blaring over the loudspeakers and people are sitting on the grass enjoying the weather, the music and each other.  Out of nowhere comes a young man who is dubbed “The Shirtless Dancing Guy” and he starts dancing … by himself.  Just dancing away and having a blast. What happens next is amazing. This is part of the official transcript of the video so listen for what’s happening as well as the lessons:“A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. This is key. You must be easy to follow!Now comes the first follower with a crucial role: he publicly shows everyone how to follow. Notice the leader embraces him as an equal, so it’s not about the leader anymore – it’s about them, plural. Notice he’s calling to his friends to join in. It takes guts to be a first follower! You stand out and brave ridicule, yourself. Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of leadership. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. The 2nd follower is a turning point: it’s proof the first has done well. Now it’s not a lone nut, and it’s not two nuts. Three is a crowd and a crowd is news.A movement must be public. Make sure outsiders see more than just the leader. Everyone needs to see the followers because new followers emulate followers – not the leader.Now here come 2 more, then 3 more. Now we’ve got momentum. This is the tipping point! Now we’ve got a movement!As more people jump in, it’s no longer risky. If they were on the fence before, there’s no reason not to join now. They won’t be ridiculed, they won’t stand out, and they will be part of the in-crowd, if they hurry.”Ok, now open your eyes. Can you see how leadership can be created? Whether it’s Simon Says or The Dancing Guys, leaders can be anyone who takes the lead and runs with it.Let me share some top qualities of a successful leader:The successful leader has a vision: Where are you now, where do you want to be and how are you going to get there. You want to make sure your vision is crystal clear and easy to follow.The successful leader communicates well: Now that you have a vision, you need to share that with others so that the communication lines are open. Make the vision short, sweet, and to the point, but make the lines of communication open and accessible. The successful leader is supportive: Find out what your team and partners are reaching for and help them find a way to begin that journey to achieve their goals. If someone needs more support offer it.  If someone needs more support and doesn’t want it, help them to find another position they might be better suited for. Be a role model that others can look up to. The successful leader believes in his/herself: As a leader your confidence is what others are attracted to.  They will grow from your mistakes as well as soar from your attitude. Admit when you don’t know something or that you have made a mistake instead of blaming others. When a situation involves others, put your defensive attitude away and listen to those involved.  They will tell you what you need to hear so that you can turn around a negative situation. Be proactive rather than reactive.The successful leader creates an environment of motivation and productivity: While we sometimes “assume” we know what others want and need; your best option is to ask. Ask what motivates others.  You’ll be surprised when money doesn’t show up in the conversation.  Ask where they want to be in another year.  Don’t be surprised when someone says they want your position. Ask what’s important to them.  You won’t be surprised when family is at the top of the list. Ask questions and they will know you are interested in what they are doing as well as who they are. Ask, ask, ask and then listen. Let them share with you what is a challenge and what is a triumph.  Offer positive feedback and let them know some of the same struggles you might have experienced and how you overcame those.  Celebrate with them when they reach a milestone. Let them take credit for a job well done, a project completed on or before the deadline or an idea that had an amazing result.Remember the dancing man. It was the first follower that transformed a lone nut into a leader. When you find a lone nut doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.As John Maxwell said, “A good leader is a person who takes a little more of his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.”last_img read more

Guardiola urges Man City to extend Wembley mastery

first_img “So if I finish fourth, in the Champions League, next season, in terms of the prestige, that’s so, so important. “The FA Cup is more historical and a beautiful cup and we are one step closer to getting to another final and we’re going to try to do a good game. “When you play in the FA Cup semi-final it becomes so important, especially when you have qualified for the Champions League for next season.” Guardiola’s usual cup policy is to play reserve goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, but he is sidelined with an injury so Ederson will keep his place. “We are playing Ederson. Claudio is a little bit injured. In the last days he was not on bench, he has muscular problems and can’t play,” Guardiola said. Guardiola also denied taking any pleasure in Liverpool’s failure to break City’s Premier League points record. Liverpool would have shattered the 100-point total set by City in 2018 if they can won their last three games. But a defeat at Arsenal, managed by Guardiola’s former City assistant Mikel Arteta, ended Liverpool’s hopes of making history. Promoted Content7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!A Runner Uses Strava App To Create Amazing Pieces Of Running Art9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value Pep Guardiola has challenged Manchester City to extend his impressive record at Wembley when the FA Cup holders face Arsenal in Saturday’s semi-final. City have won the League Cup three years in a row and are bidding to retain the FA Cup after thrashing Watford in last season’s final. With City also having enjoyed two Community Shield victories and an FA Cup semi-final success against Brighton at Wembley since Guardiola took charge in 2016, the national stadium is clearly a happy hunting ground for the Spaniard. Not only that, Guardiola also won the European Cup at the old Wembley during his playing days with Barcelona in 1992, returning to lift the Champions League in the rebuilt stadium as Barca manager in 2011. The City boss admitted his players generally thrive on the big stage, but he pointed to their 2017 FA Cup semi-final defeat against Arsenal as proof that nothing should be taken for granted this weekend. “It shows the team likes and enjoys playing the finals. Wembley is an incredible place to play,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday. “But no semi-final was easy in my career, never ever. They are always tight and we lost semi-finals in my first year here.” The FA Cup has taken on extra importance for City this year after they were forced to surrender the Premier League title to Liverpool. Guardiola said securing a place in next season’s Champions League was their biggest priority, with second placed City’s successful appeal against their two-season European ban ensuring that target has been met. Now the FA Cup has Guardiola’s full attention as City look to emulate their 3-0 win over Arsenal in their first game after the coronavirus hiatus. – ‘Beautiful cup’ – “Qualification for the Champions League, for the future of the club, is more important than domestic cups,” Guardiola said.center_img Loading… Read Also: Lampard cautions Chelsea stars to forget revenge talk against Man Utd “From my point of view it doesn’t cancel the league that Liverpool have done. It’s been incredible, we congratulate them,” Guardiola said. “Always I thought that the record is there to be broken and one day it will happen, but 100 points is not easy, nothing has changed.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

CANU Head sent on leave

first_img– former Army official takes chargeHead of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh has been sent on leave, while retired Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major General Michael Atherly has been appointed to act in his absence.Government, through Minister of State, Joseph Harmon made the announcement on Wednesday, but Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told Guyana Times that the CANU Head needed to take his accumulated annual leave. “He’s on his annual leave and just like the Commissioner is on his annual leave. He is entitled to about two months’ leave and we are asking people to take their leave,” Ramjattan told this newspaper.Atherly, who is head of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA), will also be heading CANU during the period. Ramjattan said there was a deputy at CANU who would also help in the administration of the Unit in the absence of Singh.Minister Harmon on Wednesday said that in line with Government’s policy to ensure that officers did not accumulate annual leave and in turn request pay in lieu, Singh has been asked to proceed on leave effective March 1.“This is the practice that we have embraced since we came into office and, therefore, Mr Singh, who had some leave accumulated, has been asked to go on leave with effect from today and Major General Michael Atherly will be heading CANU,” Harmon said in a release.He said this has been communicated to the Public Security Ministry, under whose remit CANU fell.According to Harmon, public officers have always been encouraged to take their leave and “we want to discourage this practice of accumulating large amounts of leave and then asking for payment in lieu. So we are trying to ensure that all public officers get their leave during that year,” Minister Harmon said.Major General (ret’d) Atherly was responsible for leading the review of the National Drug Strategy Master Plan 2014-2018. This review led to the development of the National Drug Strategy Master Plan 2016-2020, which was launched last December.last_img read more