Two men held after €110,000 cannabis seizure

first_imgWhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis TAGSBunrattydrug seizureShannon Facebook TWO men are in garda custody following the seizure of €110,000 worth of cannabis in Bunratty.Aged 27 and 37, the men were arrested after the van in which they were travelling was stopped at an area known as Clonmoney West, Bunratty on Wednesday.The arrests came as part f a planned operation targeting illegal criminal activity and the sale and supply of drugs in the region.The discovery of the cannabis herb, estimated to be worth in the region of €110,000 led to the arrest of the two men who are being held at Shannon Garda Station.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The men can be detained under Drug Trafficking legislation for a maximum of seven days without [email protected] Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisementcenter_img Email Previous articleConcerns raised over Limerick cement factory planning applicationNext articleHomecoming for Na Piarsaigh as All Ireland Club Hurling Champions Staff Reporter Linkedin NewsBreaking newsTwo men held after €110,000 cannabis seizureBy Staff Reporter – March 18, 2016 952 New high-end jobs for Shannon Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Print Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19last_img read more

4 players from Nets, the Lakers’ last opponent, test positive for coronavirus

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The increasing number of positive tests is an added challenge for the NBA, which is still weighing a potential return to basketball this summer. The CDC suggested over the weekend that gatherings of 50 or more people should be discouraged for eight weeks to slow the spread of the virus – even without fans, televised NBA games would require a minimum of several hundred people to be in an arena. ESPN reported the NBA’s board of governors was meeting on Tuesday to discuss the NBA’s future this season.Several teams that played the Jazz last week went into self-quarantine. Only one player on the Detroit Pistons tested positive among them. The Nets and the Jazz have not played since January, well past the virus incubation period.“The health and well-being of our players, staff, fans, and society in general, is of paramount importance to us, and will continue to be our focus,” the team said in a statement. While many factors can spread the coronavirus, and New York state reported more than 1,300 cases as of Tuesday afternoon, the recommended quarantine period commonly cited is two weeks, putting the Lakers squarely in that window. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersESPN reported that the Nets paid a private company to test their players upon returning from San Francisco, where they traveled before their game against Golden State was canceled. The test results were returned on Tuesday.The Lakers have been following suggested practices since last Thursday: They’ve been asked to remain at home as much as possible and check in with team medical personnel. Group workouts and practices have been replaced by one-on-one sessions with assistants rather than teammates. Lakers players were also given COVID-19 test kits, but not required to use them immediately.In a statement, the Lakers said they were “following the next steps of our COVID-19 procedures and protocol that are established in consultation with various health officials, the NBA and our UCLA Health doctors.” ESPN reported that in light of the reports, the Lakers planned to test players on Wednesday and would urge them to follow a two-week quarantine.The NBA so far has made one notable concession for quarantine, allowing players to travel out of their team markets to visit family.Related Articlescenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday – a worrisome development for the NBA and the Lakers, their last opponent.The Nets issued a statement saying that only one player has shown symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, while the three others with positive tests have not. The Athletic reported that one of the players who is asymptomatic is Kevin Durant, the 10-time All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP and the most high-profile athlete to test positive. The team has asked all members of the traveling party to remain in isolation while checking with team medical staff daily, and they’ve also reached out to recent opponents.Those opponents include the Lakers, who played their last game at a sold-out Staples Center on March 10 against Brooklyn. It was the first game that the league had implemented social distancing measures, closing team locker rooms to non-essential personnel.The day after, the NBA suspended its season following the first positive test by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. The Nets’ report now means that seven NBA players across three different teams have tested positive for coronavirus.last_img read more

Midget Leafs fill net en route to Tournament Title

first_imgNelson Maple Leaf Team No 2 out scored the opposition 38-13 en route to capturing the Nelson Midget House Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Maple Leaf Team No 2, along with six other teams from the Kootenays, Okanagan and USA, were in the Heritage City to compete in the eight-team event.Midget Leafs defeated Castlegar 5-2, South Okanagan 7-2, Idaho 9-0, before edging Penticton 8-7 overtime in a heart-stopping contest.Midget Leafs then pounded Castlegar 9-2 in the final.Driven by desire, determination and guidance from an attentive coaching staff, the Midget Leafs provided friends and family with an unforgettable weekend. Congratulations Nelson No 2. Pretty?This was a Picasso painting.last_img read more

Simmons shines in opener but Gayle, Bravo fail

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC):Superstar opener Chris Gayle made an inauspicious start to the Pakistan Super League with a failure but Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten half-century to propel Karachi Kings to a seven-wicket victory in their opening game of the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.Sent in at the Dubai International Stadium, Gayle’s Lahore Qalanders managed just 125 for eight off their 20 overs, with the West Indies left-hander scoring just six.He perished to the fourth ball of the game, holding out too long on off-spinner Shoaib Malik with the score on six.Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan top scored with 37 from 31 deliveries, while Sohaib Maqsood struck 22, to be the only two batsmen past 20.West Indies teammate Dwayne Bravo also failed to get among the runs, scoring a run-a-ball 14 before he was bowled by paceman Mohammed Amir in the penultimate over.Simmons then took command of the game for Kings, hammering an unbeaten 62 to guide them home with 25 deliveries remaining in the run chase.The right-hander faced 46 balls and counted eight fours and two sixes and put on 109 for the third wicket with Bangladeshi Shakib Al Hasan who made 51 off 35 balls with three fours and three sixes.Their stand pulled Kings around from a dangerous position of four runs for two wickets in the second over.Bravo proved expensive with his two overs of medium pace, conceding 27 runs and going wicketless.In the second game of the day at the venue, Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell took three wickets but his Islamabad United crashed to a 24-run defeat to Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi.Batting first, Zalmi tallied 145 for seven with opener Tamim Iqbal stroking a run-a-ball 51 with three fours and a six.Sammy, the West Indies Twenty20 captain, scored just ten before he was run out with three balls left in the innings.Medium pacer Russell claimed three for 31 from his four overs but then had no such luck with the bat, falling for a run-a-ball 12 as United crawled to 121 for nine.last_img read more

New autism support centre launched in Letterkenny

first_imgLetterkenny’s first purpose-built centre has opened to support people with autism and mental health difficulties.Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, officially launched the new APP Training Services centre this month.Advocates for Personal Potential (APP) Training Services provides much-needed services for people aged 18 – 65 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental health difficulties. Minister Joe McHugh TD officially opened the new APP Training Services’ centre in Letterkenny last week.Established in 2004, APP Training Services offers an outreach service to help individuals and their families achieve their personal goals. The APP Training Services team is highly trained and continuously involved in areas of research and development in relation to autism and mental health. The service has grown in recent years and now offers its programmes across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.John James and Bridget McBride with their daughters Eymer McGeever and Christine McBride.Speaking at the launch, APP founder and director, John James McBride said: “We started this journey because we wanted to offer individuals and their families a more personalised approach; one that was tailored for – and built around – the individual themselves. Over the past 15 years, our team has been working with members and their families, offering them the impartial advice, guidance and support they need to help them better understand themselves and their needs. We love helping our members do ordinary things in ordinary places through community inclusion and active citizenship.”He added: “We’re extremely proud of our new centre here in Letterkenny. It’s the perfect base for us to build on our work to date and we look forward to helping many more members and their families navigate their own journey towards personal fulfilment.”Kathy Donaghey, Julie Gavigan, Maureen Blaney, Meara Blaney, Charlie Blaney, Natallia McGonigle, Cathryn Patton and Hannah Patton at the launch of APP Training Services’ new centre in Letterkenny.Fiona Doherty, APP Training Services Manager along with Eymer McGeever and Christine McBride.Mr McBride continued: “I’d like to thank Bridget McBride and Fiona Doherty for taking the leap of faith with me all those years ago and for their continued help and guidance. I’d also like to thank our hard-working and dedicated team who work brilliantly with our members and special thanks to Ann Marie Ward, HSE for her support too – she’s always willing to work with us and listen to us. I’d also like to thank Minister Joe McHugh TD for officially launching the new centre and a special thanks to our special guests Eoin Callaghan, APP member and his mum, Karen Callaghan for joining us today”. APP member, Eoin Callahan also gave an emotional speech at the launch, commending the great work of APP Training Services saying, “they looked at my ability and not my disability”.Pictured along with Minister Joe McHugh TD at the opening of APP Training Services’ new centre in Lettekenny are Eoin Callaghan and his mum, Karen.Closing the event, Minister Joe McHugh TD said: “It’s great to hear first-hand the many ways in which APP promotes personal achievement and empowerment, which in turn extends to the family and the community. We take a lot of things for granted and can learn from one another. Well done to John James, Bridget and Fiona and the entire APP team for driving the service and for providing an avenue to help people across the northwest and further afield. It’s clear to see that APP Training Services works for the community from the ground up.”Pictured speaking at the official opening of APP Training Services’ new centre in Letterkenny is Minister Joe McHugh TD.New autism support centre launched in Letterkenny was last modified: May 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Appautismletterkennylast_img read more

The Juventus v Chelsea quiz

first_imgGet your brain in gear ahead of tonight’s big game by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-70]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

African films feature in Dubai

first_imgA disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. A lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reveals a story that spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war.(Images: Dubai International FilmFestival)MEDIA CONTACTS• Rachel Lewis Assistant Account ExecutiveEdelman Middle East+971 50 611 8369Melissa Jane CookTwo African films – one of which is from South Africa – have been selected for the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), to be included in the AsiaAfrica out of competition programming segment line-up. The line-up highlights this year’s most dynamic, visionary and critically acclaimed cinema from Asia and Africa.It is anticipated that the programme will allow audiences to discover new cinematic voices, and reacquaint themselves with some of the most celebrated contemporary filmmakers from the two diverse regions. The films will offer tales of hardship, love, and the struggle for freedom.The director of the AsiaAfrica programme, Nashen Moodley, says the films selected for this year’s AsiaAfrica programme “will enthral audiences with their gripping storylines, brave and poignant themes, and moving performances. This segment is about providing access to a truly global box office, uniting DIFF audiences with film lovers around the world in their experience of these wonderful stories.”African filmsA disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. An unassuming teacher arrives at the local school; despite his excellent references and innocent demeanour, he promptly starts an affair with one of his students. It leads to horrendous consequences.The film was banned by the South African Film and Publication Board as “child pornography” in July. But the censorship appeals tribunal then lifted the ban after a challenge by the organisers of the Durban International Film Festival where it was meant to be the opening feature. It had hinged on a sex scene between the schoolteacher and a pupil. It was finally shown on the last day of the festival.In the second African film to be screened in the segment, actors Thandie Newton (Crash) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) shine in a lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war. Through the historical looking glass, two fiercely intelligent sisters battle for love and independence in a patriarchal society in the throes of ethnic strife.South African programmeThere are several other South African films at the festival, including:● Durban Poison – acclaimed writer and director Andrew Worsdale returns to the big screen with this noir romance set among the marginalised white underclass.● Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa, in the country’s first democratic vote. Epic in scale, the film features stunning performances by Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.● Minesh – Minesh runs away from home after witnessing his parents quarrel. The young boy soon finds himself among street children, who while away the time by sniffing inhalants. Forced to try the intoxicating substances, Minesh is lost in hallucinations. When he wakes up, all he knows is that he must return home.● The Devil’s Lair – set in a world where conflicting forces struggle to regulate the illicit drug market in Cape Town, infamous for one of the highest murder rates in the world.Moodley has been instrumental in bringing diverse films from the vast regions of Africa and Asia to Dubai. “There has been incredible growth within the festival,” he says. “[It] came about on the festival circuit with quite a splash. It’s been wonderful to see how the audience has grown over the 10 years, and also how the festival has come into its own in terms of the various projects that it has been working on. It has made it a really great place for people to come, for the industry to come. Whether you’re showing a film there or looking for films to acquire or looking for funding for an Arab film, there are so many partnerships and activities at the festival now that I think it all works very well together.”Academy partnershipDIFF, which runs from 6 to 14 December, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. It has upped its profile this year via a new partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American group, based in Hollywood that is dedicated to the advancement of film arts and sciences. A delegation from the academy, including former president Sid Ganis and directors Ava DuVernay and Shekhar Kapur, will attend DIFF.First held in 2004, DIFF is the oldest, as well as the biggest, festival of its kind in an Arab country. “Dubai audiences will be able to enjoy a broad selection of the best of world cinema this year, both very established directors as well as some exciting new talents. As the programme takes shape, we are really happy with the great films we’ve secured and I think the audience is in for a treat,” Moodley maintains.Some of the selections are already getting an Oscar buzz. “I’m very confident that many of the DIFF films will feature prominently in the awards season.”The vision of DIFF is made clear in its motto – “bridging cultures, meeting minds” – which refers to the diversity showcased at the festival. This is also one of its big draws. According to organisers, this is one of the most prestigious and hotly anticipated events on Dubai’s calendar and brings fame and film to residents while entertaining and educating the public through the art of film.Film buffs from around the world attend, and this year’s red carpet guests include actors Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Zac Efron, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Sheridan, Rooney Mara and Andy Serkis. There are also whispers that Christian Bale and Casey Affleck who may join in. The festival will screen films in four different locations: the Mall of the Emirates cinemas, the Madinat Jumeirah theatre and arena, as well as the free outdoor screenings at Burj Park, also known as the Screen on the Green.There will be panel discussions that will include a session presenting an overview of the Academy and master classes for filmmakers.last_img read more

Google Keeps Building the Tower of Babel, Floor by Floor

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces If you’ve never read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, know three things – the guide is this really cool book that knows everything about the universe, everyone in that universe can communicate with each other, and you’re really missing out on a great story. What’s that have to do with anything?Google today added even more languages to Google Translate for Android and it reminded us of how much closer we are getting to a reality where smartphones will break down language barriers in real-time as we wend our way through the world.So, back to the book. In the book, the Babel fish enters the plot early and solves that whole pesky intergalactic language thing that happens in sci-fi books. Of course, translation is a pesky problem in the real world too and it’s something Google has been furiously attacking for a while now. Today’s update is just another step on the road to our own, real-world plot device, err, universal translator.Today, the company that wants to index all the world’s knowledge added three more languages – Japanese, Arabic and Korean – to the list of 15 languages that it now offers text-to-speech support for on Android phones. This means, you can directly input text in your language, choose the language to translate it to, and then have the phone say it for you. Of course, you could use it to help learn too, but that’s not nearly as interesting as the ability to wander the world and let your phone do the talking. (Have you ever tried to ask “Where’s the subway?” in Mandarin? I’m willing to bet that anyone, including my Android phone, could pronounce Mandarin words better than I can.)We thought we would offer a brief smattering of everything Google has done in the past year in terms of rebuilding that Tower of Babel and helping us all communicate a little bit better.Google Rebuilds the Tower of Babel with Real-Time Language TranslationLatest Version of Google Chrome Adds Auto-TranslationGoogle Goggles Gets TranslationGoogle Translate Now Speaks More Than 30 LanguagesGoogle Translate & Wikipedia: 16 Million Words LaterNew Google Chrome Extension Will Translate Your Tweets and Facebook UpdatesGoogle Docs Adds Translation for 53 LanguagesFor All Your Dead Language Translation Needs: Google Translate Adds LatinAmazing Instant Translation App Looks Great in VideoWhat other advances has Google made in the last year in its effort to finally dissolve the language barrier? If we’ve left anything out, help us – and everyone else – recall in the comments below. Related Posts mike melanson What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Google#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more