Gardaí recover ammunition, cash, suspected drugs, and fireworks after questioning man…

first_imgFacebook Twitter Print A routine stop and check of a man who had parked in a disabled bay in Limerick city resulted in gardai recovering ammunition, cash, suspected drugs, and illegal fireworks.The cache, seized yesterday (June 16), included 100 rounds of ammunition, €4,000 cash, €600 worth of suspected cannabis herb as well as €250 worth of fireworks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí said a man in his 20s was arrested in connection with the haul and later released without charge pending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions.“Gardaí from Roxboro Road were on Operation Disruption patrol when then saw a car parking in a disabled bay on Cecil Street. Gardaí spoke to the driver, a man in his 20s, who handed over a container with €80 of suspected cannabis herb,” a garda spokesman explained.“The driver then fled on foot running down Catherine Street and was chased by Gardaí, who also seen him discard another package. He was arrested a short distance away and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station.”“A search of the car was then carried out and Gardaí seized €300 cash and a mobile phone. The discharged package was also recovered and also contained €320 suspected cannabis herb.”During a “follow-up search later carried out at a house in Thomandgate, Gardaí seized almost 100 rifle cartridges, €250 fireworks, approximately €3,800 cash, and €200 of suspected cannabis herb”.“The man has since been released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The suspected drugs and ammunition will all be sent for analysis,” added the spokesman.Gardaí said Operation Disruption was set up as a “proactive response in Limerick City targeting organised criminal activity”.“The primary focus of this operation is to impede the movements of criminals and their associates, thus reducing crime. The operation utilises both uniform and plainclothes Gardaí.” NewsCrime & CourtGardaí recover ammunition, cash, suspected drugs, and fireworks after questioning man who parked in disabled bayBy David Raleigh – June 17, 2020 1802 Emailcenter_img Previous articleLimerick Pride 2020 to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community onlineNext articleThreshold has dealt with 669 cases in Limerick over past year David Raleigh WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Biden boosting vaccine allotments, financing for virus costs

first_img Previous articleThe Latest: Wet snow turns to sleet in northern New EnglandNext articleNew LSU coordinator Jones begins task of fixing defense Digital AIM Web Support Biden boosting vaccine allotments, financing for virus costs Local NewsBusinessUS News Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook The Biden administration will begin providing COVID-19 vaccines to U.S. pharmacies, part of its plan to ramp up vaccinations as new and potentially more serious virus strains are starting to appear. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 2, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Pinterestlast_img read more

Voting underway in General Election 2011

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 25, 2011 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Newsx Adverts Voting underway in General Election 2011center_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleIMPACT refers payment dispute with Donegal HSE back to LRCNext articleJudgement due in Mary Kelly appeal after more than a two year wait News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Facebook Voting is underway in the General Election.Polling stations opened at 7 o’clock this morning, and will remain open until 10 o’clock tonight.Votes will be counted tomorrow.There are 58,501 people on the electoral register in Donegal North East, and 64,030 in Donegal South West. 1,121 people were added to the register in Donegal when the supplementary register was published last week.People don’t need a polling card to vote – most forms of official photographic ID will be accepted. WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Netherlands seeks to implement IORP II Directive

first_imgThe Dutch government is set to introduce a proposal to embed the amended European Pensions Directive – known as IORP II – into local law.EU member states have to implement the changes by January 2019 at the latest.The law amendment was mentioned in a planning letter for 2018, which Minister of Social Affairs Wouter Koolmees and State Secretary Tamara van Ark sent to the Netherlands’ House of Commons last Friday.The Netherlands will have to align the Dutch Pensions Act, its act concerning compulsory membership of occupational pension funds and its Financial Supervision Act (WFT) on several points with the amended IORP Directive. The previous government sent the Commons an overview of articles to be changed in spring last year, before the Netherlands’ general election. According to the list the impact will be minor. The concrete translation into law will follow in the next quarter. The proposal has been sent to the Council of State (RvS) before being put before parliament.There are currently two other legislative proposals waiting to be dealt with at the Dutch House of Commons. The first allows for the merger of mandatory industry-wide pension funds with a ringfenced equity base for each of the merger partners. The Dutch pension industry heavily objected to the proposal in its current form.The second legislative proposal was a draft initiative from MP Martin van Rooijen of 50Plus, the Dutch political party for the elderly, to amend the discount rate for liabilities in order to stop pension funds from having to cut benefits. The parliamentary debate on this is scheduled for this week.The planning letter did not contain a single word on reforms of the pension system, which were a major talking point of last year’s election.The letter did, however, announce various assessments, such as the final evaluation of the Pension Equalisation Act (Wet verevening pensioenrechten) and the evaluation of the amended financial assessment framework (FTK). Both are on the agenda for the first quarter. This also applies to the evaluation of the act to strengthen pension fund governance structures (Wet versterking bestuur pensioenfonds).Later this month another letter is expected regarding pension fund communication. This is expected to clarify how many schemes have published their recovery plan on their website. Dutch Parliament buildings in the Hague, the Netherlandslast_img read more

Syracuse falls to Northeastern 5-2 thanks to slow start

first_img Published on October 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Northeastern goaltender Chloe Desjardins stood alone beneath the bleachers just outside the visitors’ locker room, hunched over and staring at the Tennity Ice Pavilion floor before the puck dropped Saturday.Just more than 10 minutes into the first period, Desjardins looked set for an easy evening as her team led by three goals. Her teammates started the game playing Syracuse off the ice with a wide-open, quick-hitting attack and two power-play goals in the first period.“Clean ice, fresh legs and they were freewheeling, and that’s when they won the game, the first 10 minutes,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.Though the Orange (0-2) went on to regroup for two very competitive final periods, a poor start and lack of fine-tuning doomed SU to a 5-2 defeat. The home team that played the final 40 minutes of the game was nearly unrecognizable from that of the first period, going on to outshoot the No. 10 Huskies (2-0) 37-25 on the night. Yet for as many chances as the Orange ultimately created, the poor start and loose play kept the result out of doubt.Northeastern’s early dominance came in front of no lack of effort from Flanagan’s players. Time and again, Holly Carrie-Mattimoe or Melissa Piacentini picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated around a series of NU defenders only to find themselves stranded past the blue line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPart of the issue was the Huskies’ overwhelming team speed that frustrated the Orange on both sides of the puck. SU’s inability to make the transition from defense to attack crippled any chances for the Orange to control the game.The breakout speed of NU and Kendall Coyne, a member of Team USA, badly exposed the SU defense on the game’s first goal just 3:05 into the game. In failing to respond to the early goal, SU let the Huskies return to dominating possession.“When it’s quick transition, you got a loose puck breakout pass coming out of your zone, sometimes if you’ve been playing a lot of defense you’re tired,” Flanagan said. “Maybe the lead player has the puck and waiting for support.”Flanagan pointed toward a lack of experience in key positions on the ice. Losing regular forward Shiann Darkangelo to a hand injury before the game only highlighted the team’s youth.As the ice slowed down and SU fought its way back into the game in the second and third periods, the Orange had more chances to attack Desjardins’ goal in a more structured offensive set. Freshman Nicole Renault displayed the most passing poise in trying to unlock the visitors’ defense, but simple errors like passing to the wrong side of left winger Caitlin Roach’s body meant NU had time to adjust before SU could string together a series of threatening passes.Renault was hardly alone in that respect.“Sometimes you don’t make all the passes you want to and I think it’s just more of a matter of getting through it, trying to be consistent and getting that pass next shift,” SU forward Margot Scharfe said. “So it didn’t work out for us, but it became more consistent through the second and third periods.”In the last 40 minutes alone, SU recorded more shots, 28, than Northeastern did the entire game, 25. After the game, Flanagan went as far as to question how his team didn’t score five or six goals before giving credit to Desjardins.The team hoped to pounce on rebounds from its various long and mid-range shots, but the NU netminder hardly spilled any. Those left for the SU forwards were repeatedly sprayed wide of the net. SU sophomore forward Nicole Ferrara’s miss after a breakaway and rebound on a power play in the middle of the second period epitomized the Orange’s troubles in front of the goal.After the game, the SU players largely took solace in outscoring a nationally ranked opponent 2-1 for the last two periods of play. Yet the team knows that it must finish what opportunities are given to it in the future. The comeback was encouraging, but for now, at least, it’s not enough.“She was a good goalie, to give her credit, but we’re going to face a lot more good goalies down the stretch,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “So we have to figure out how to put it in.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more