Friday 15 December 2017

In brief: Boy bailed over Bebo assault

A TEENAGER who attacked and injured a man in revenge for remarks he made on the Bebo website has been remanded on bail pending sentencing.

The boy (17) claimed he was "hurt" by comments casting doubt on whether he was the father of his child, which were allegedly posted previously on the social networking website by the victim.

The boy, a father-of-one, pleaded guilty at the Children's Court yesterday to assault causing harm to the man (22) at Killiney Dart station, in south Co Dublin, last February.

Nicky hosts ball for his late dad

Westlife crooner Nicky Byrne (31) will be hosting a black-tie ball in memory of his late dad tonight.

The Dublin star will be presiding over the Nikki Byrne Twilight Ball as he tries to raise cash for a stroke awareness campaign just ahead of his father's one-year anniversary.

He was devastated after his father Nikki, the man he cites as his inspiration, suddenly passed away while at work in Dublin on November 3, 2009.

YouTube CEO steps aside

YouTube CEO Chad Hurley is surrendering the reins of the popular website that he started with two buddies as a quirky curiosity and went on to become a media magnet that shows more than two billion clips a day.

The change in command formalises a transition that has been unfolding over the past two years as YouTube's owner, internet search leader Google Inc, asserted more control over the website.

Google dispatched one of its employees, Salar Kamangar, to help Hurley steer YouTube in 2008. He will now become CEO.

Attack blamed on priest abuse

A man allegedly molested by a priest in the 1970s lured the clergyman to the lobby of his Jesuit retirement home in California and beat him in front of shocked witnesses, police said today.

William Lynch (43) was arrested yesterday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for the May 10 attack on the Rev Jerold Lindner, said Sgt Rick Sung, Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman.

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