A male barrister who engaged in ‘unwanted sexual conduct’ with a woman, including putting his hands down her skirt and touching her bottom, has been fined £3,000.According to a decision published by the Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service (BTAS), Kevin Barry was found to have touched the woman’s face and told her she was beautiful, tried to kiss her, and placed his hand down the top of her skirt and squeezed her bottom on more than one occasion. The incident took place in 2014 at a bar.Barry also ran his hand up and down the woman’s skirt on more than one occasion without her consent while in a taxi, the BTAS ruling said.Barry was called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn in November 1997. A Kevin Barry called in 1997 is listed as a tenant at The 36 Group, which has been approached for comment. Barry was also reprimanded. The BTAS’s decision is open to appeal. This week the Gazette explored whether there is substance to the perception that the BTAS is more lenient than the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
ABOVE PHOTO: Former LFD Chief Gary Byrd digs out the space where a stone honoring and remembering a special group of firefighters now rests this morning.LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “You don’t often hear of firefighters or police officers building their own buildings, but that’s what we did here in La Follette,” said former La Follette Fire Department Chief Gary Byrd. Before 1994, La Follette rented space for its firehouse. However, former LFD Fire Chief Wayne Gregg had an idea, but it took a lot of leg work.VERY TOP PHOTO: Former La Follette Fire Chief Gary Byrd takes a moment to admire the end result of his idea. Byrd served the LFD from 1974 through 2015 serving as chief the final 14 years of his career. Chris Lambdin makes sure all is level before the stone is setThis is the first of two stones that Byrd designed and worked with La Follette Monuments to make a reality.Fire Station Number 2, across from Short-Redmond Ford, is located on property that was owned by the state and was the home of the local Tennessee Highway Patrol Office. When the THP moved out of the tiny building, Gregg lobbied the state to donate the land to the City of La Follette so it could build its own firehouse. Byrd said Gregg made several trips to Nashville to strike the deal.Chris Lambdin (left) and Gary Byrd (right) set the sod in place around the stone as Chris wipes the stone clean (below).Byrd goes on to say that Wayne (Gregg) didn’t stop there. “He went to Pete DeBusk, owner of DeRoyal Industries, and asked if he would donate a small piece of land next to his East La Follette plant to the city for a third firehouse.” The story goes that DeBusk personally came to La Follette, saw the desired piece of property and noticed a stream running through it. DeBusk not only donated the land for the cause, he also bought the tile to channel the stream.The stone above is at Fire Station 2 with the one below at Fire Station 3The result of Gregg’s foresight and persistent efforts paid big dividends for the La Follette Fire Department. It had its own Fire Station 2 and added a third firehouse to go along with its main firehouse at the corner of Beech and Tennessee.Above is LFD’s current emblem. The previous two are below with the original one on the left.Gone are Carroll, Jones, Love, McGill and Price. Still active are Eldridge, Hatmaker, Hutson, Pack and Seal. The others are retired.Byrd said, “Five of the firefighters on the stone have passed away. Only five are still working. The rest are retired. Here on this 25th anniversary, I wanted people to know the history of who did this, built these buildings, because this is rare to see.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/15/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitter
Varvara Brailko and Anete Namiķe Photo: MBSLatvian beach volleyball duo Varvara Brailko / Anete Namiķe entered the semi-finals of the European U-20 Championship in the Czech city of Brno on Saturday, but Rūdolfs Stankevičs / Artūrs Rinkevičs did not overcome the German barrier in the quarterfinals.The Latvian duo Brailko / Namiķe Brno, who was ranked eighth in the tournament, celebrated their fifth success in a row, playing the home duo Lucie Šulcova / Julie Honzovičova (30th) in the quarterfinals in the central court with 2-0 (21:18, 21:19).On Sunday, in the semi-finals, Latvians will meet with the Ukrainian duo Sofija Rilova / Eva Serdjuka at 11 o’clock in Latvian time.It has already been reported that on Friday the Latvian women’s duo Brailko / Namiķe finished the H group games with victory in all three matches and gained the right to resume games from the second round of the playoffs.On Saturday, the Latvian duo Svenja Millere / Anna Lēna Grīne (11th) played 2-0 (21:16, 21:16) in the second round of the “play-off” with the eighth number.It has already been reported that in the men’s competition, the Latvian duo Stankevičs / Rinkevičs, who were placed in Brno with the ninth number, were forced to start the “play-off” with the first round after ranking second in their group.First the Latvians defeated the Turkish pair Necmi Guluks / Batuhans Kuru (13th) with 2-0 (21: 8, 21:10), but then with 2-0 (21:15, 26:24) they also defeated the first number. homeowners Adam Stocek and Jindrich Zavaģil.In the fight for entering the semifinals, the Latvians lost to the German duo Momme Lorenz / Simon Pfrecchner 0-2 (14:21, 16:21), who were sown with the sixth number in the competition.In the continuation of the competition, Stankevičs / Rinkevičs will fight for the fifth to eighth place in the losing branch.In the main event, 32 duos were divided into eight subgroups of four each. The group winners will start the elimination tournament from the second round, and the second and third place winners will start from the first round.The winners will be announced on September 13.