Boy ordered on training course
A DUBLIN youth has been ordered to take part in a training course as part of a crime diversion programme.
The 17-year-old had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court to attempted theft in north Dublin on July 8 last. He had also admitted travelling as a passenger in a stolen taxi, and stealing €180 from the vehicle, at Newlands Cross, in south west Dublin, on March 8 last year. Yesterday at the Dublin Children's Court, Judge Bryan Smyth imposed a day centre order on the teen.
15 fishermen killed in attack
Gunmen in the restive southern Philippines opened fire on three boats and killed 15 fishermen in what officials said was likely an attack by a rival group protecting its lucrative fishing grounds.
The fishermen were aboard three small vessels off Sibago Island in Basilan province when attackers fired on them yesterday, military spokesman Lt Col Randolph Cagangbang said. No arrests have been made.
Jazz manager Levy dies (99)
John Levy, the first prominent African-American personal manager in the jazz or pop music field, whose clients included Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis, has died at age 99.
Devra Hall Levy posted on his website that her husband died on Friday in his sleep at his home in Altadena, California. An accomplished bassist, Levy performed with such jazz greats as Stuff Smith, Billie Holiday, Erroll Garner and Billy Taylor in the 1940s before joining pianist George Shearing's original quintet.
Youth told to get pro-active
A DUBLIN youth has been told to get pro-active and warned that he was on his last chance to avoid a custodial sentence for a spate of offences.
The 17-year-old had pleaded guilty at the Children's Court in Dublin to trespassing, criminal damage, theft and driving without documentation offences.
Judge Smyth said he was giving the boy, who is on bail, a last chance, as he adjourned the case for nine weeks for an updated probation report on the teen's efforts to be prepared.