DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook House broken into and ransacked in Plumbridge area Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – October 14, 2019 Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Detectives are appealing for information after a house in the Plumbridge area was broken into and ransacked last night.Its reported that sometime between 8:20pm and 10:20pm last night, entry was gained to the property on the Landahussey Road.Detective Constable Marks says a sum of money, a quantity of jewellery and other items were taken during the incident.Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area is asked to come forward. Pinterest Previous articleCo Derry woman to appeal UK immigration tribunal rulingNext articleMassive result for Naomh Muire – Kevin White News Highland
By TIM KELLYWorking at a Boardwalk toy store paid off for Ocean City High School senior J.J. Warrington.Warrington combined his skills with a yo-yo and hip-hop dancing to wow the panel of judges to win the title of Mr. OCHS 2020 Friday night at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center.“I entered the contest just for fun, never expecting to win,” Warrington said. “It feels kind of surreal right now.”Performing in front of a packed auditorium, he bested the field of 12 candidates in the zany and raucous parody of a traditional beauty pageant.Warrington, who was born in the Philippines, also scored big during the interview segment when Master of Ceremonies John Bruno asked what it would mean to win the crown and title.“My Uncle (Rene Sese) won the Mr. Mature America contest (in Ocean City in 2016),” he said. “It would be nice to be the second one in my family to win the crown.”Second runner-up Billy Flynn does an Elvis impersonation by performing “You Ain’t Nothing But a Hound Dog.”Todd Reimet, took the People’s Choice award, earning the most audience votes, while Mac Young took the first runner-up honors and Billy Flynn was second runner-up.The panel of judges had a difficult task, as all 12 candidates would have represented the title well.The other entrants were Henry Souto, Lucas Mozes, Jim Swift, Jacob Hoffman, Micah Waid, Colin Quade, Julian Lechner and Issac Wilson.“I congratulate all the boys for working so hard and pulling for each other,” Bruno said. “It’s not easy to get up here on stage.”The fast-paced evening began with a parade of the contestants as introduced by student emcees Ava Cozamanis and Jillian Falvo.All of the contestants took part in an opening and closing dance number, decked out in tuxedos donated by At Your Service Formalwear. In between there were fitness and casual wear competitions.J.J. Warrington shows off his yo-yo skills during the talent competition.The “Free Expression/Talent” segment ran the gamut from Souto’s piano solo to a comical karaoke performance by Waid, and a song-and-dance routine by Flynn in tribute to Elvis Presley.But in the end it was Warrington’s winning personality and amazing work with the yo-yo that produced the loudest cheers.“I’ve been yo-yoing for about four years,” he said. “I started when I worked at the toy store and I kept at it.He became proficient at such classic yo-yo tricks as “rocking the cradle” and “around the world,” all made even more amazing when combined with some slick dance moves.“And here’s a fun fact: the yo-yo originated in the Philippines,” said Warrington, who donned traditional garb of his native land in the casual wear competition.Although the show played for laughs, Warrington was serious when he spoke of his post-high school plans.“I’m going into the U.S. Marine Corps,” he said, “so that I can serve my adopted home country.”J.J. Warrington is all smiles as he is named Mr. OCHS 2020. J.J. Warrington, sixth from right with other contestants, takes the title of Mr. OCHS.
Otago Daily Times 2 November 2017The three strikes law is “silly”, doesn’t work, and will be dismantled next year, Justice Minister Andrew Little says.“It’s been on the statute books for eight years now,” Little told the New Zealand Herald. “Our serious offending rate is rising, our prison population is rising. Throwing people into prison for longer and longer just isn’t working.”However, repealing it was not in the Government’s 100-day plan.“It will be some time next year, I imagine. It’s a silly law anyway, but I want to make sure when we do get rid of it, we can say, ‘Here is our plan to reduce serious offending rates’.”The three strikes law was passed in 2010 and applies to 40 serious sexual or violent offences.Family First said repealing the law would put the public in greater danger, and former Act MP David Garrett, who was the architect of the bill, said repeat violent offenders deserve longer sentences.“Each of those 216 guys on a final strike are dangerous, repeat, violent offenders who belong in jail, and they are doing more time than they were before.“What’s the wrong that needs to be righted? Andrew Little will have no examples of where the legislation has resulted in some rank injustice.”READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/three-strikes-be-struck-outKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.