first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Advertisement NewsCollopy brothers admit heroin possession in #LimerickBy Staff Reporter – April 6, 2016 1639 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img TAGScollopyCourtGardaíheroinlimerick Print Previous article#video #goodstuff Rusangano Family – ‘Lights On’Next articleLIT event sees hundreds of students devise future business ideas at ITLG Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Kieran Collopy (pictured) pleaded guilty with his brother Brian of having €50,000 worth of heroin in their possession last December when gardai raided a house in St Mary’s Park in #LimerickTWO #Limerick brothers will be sentenced at Limerick Circuit Court after pleading guilty to drugs offences after Gardai seized €50,000 worth of heroin during a raid last December.Brian Collopy (43) of Kilonan, Ballysimon and Kieran Collopy (40) of St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park had been charged before a special sitting of the District Court when they were found in possession of a quantity of heroin at St Ita’s Street, St Mary’s Park, Limerick on December 15.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The brothers were also charged with possession of heroin with intent for sale or supply on the same date.Bail was refused and a High Court application was withdrawn with both men remaining in custody since their arrest in December.This Tuesday, they were further charged with an offence contrary to section 15a of the Misuse of Drugs Act, where the drugs found believed to be for sale or supply were valued in excess of €13,000.A conviction under this legislation carries a mandatory minimum ten year prison sentence.Both were returned to the Circuit Court this week after signing guilty pleas.It is the State’s case that the Collopy brothers were found cutting up the drugs at a kitchen table in the house in St Mary’s Park during an operation involving Gardaí from the national and divisional drugs units, armed Regional Support Unit as well as local detectives.The brothers were refused bail after Gardaí expressed concerns that they would leave the jurisdiction to avoid standing trial and were considered a genuine flight risk.This week, both men were granted free legal aid and assigned two legal counsel each to represent them in the case despite early objections by the State.They are due to appear before Judge Tom O’Donnell at Limerick Circuit Court next week when a date for sentencing will be set. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe beloved and intimate music venue City Winery has announced a brand new festival to take place at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. The two-day festival, called City Winery Open, is the result of a partnership between City Winery and venue promoters Madison House Presents.Taking place on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, the event will feature an eclectic lineup of talent. Saturday features headliner Sheryl Crow alongside The Wallflowers, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Deer Tick, and Wild Feathers, while Sunday will feature headliner Aretha Franklin alongside Gillian Welch, Dawes, Josh Ritter, and Houndmouth.The event will also feature 40 chefs from the New York Area, such as Marcus Samuelsson from Red Rooster, Daniel Boloud of Daniel and Bar Boloud, Drew Nieporant of Tribeca Grill and Nobu, and many more. Of course, it wouldn’t be a City Winery event without wine, so the promoters will be featuring over 75 top wineries from around the world at the festivalCity Winery CEO Michael Dorf had this to say about the fun and unique upcoming event:“Over the past eight years at City Winery, we have been blessed to cultivate relationships with stars in the worlds of music, food and wine that converge to create such a unique experience at our five locations around the country. The Open is our opportunity to express this vision at a much larger scale, with the same commitment to quality, in a two-day experience in our own backyard.”You can find more info on this cool new festival, including how to buy tickets, here.last_img read more

first_imgAlan Pardew reflected on his dream return to Crystal Palace after Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Swansea secured a 10th-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League. “I hope players up and down the country and in Europe have seen the potential of this place. “It’s a London club – the only club south of the river – and we can really kick on. I hope players want to come here.” Swansea manager Garry Monk revealed he is close to signing a new contract after overseeing a superb season, finishing a club-highest eighth in the Premier League. “I’m talking to the club about a new contract and those negotiations are well under way now,” said Monk, who also revealed that defender Neil Taylor is close to agreeing fresh terms. “We’ve had good initial talks and hopefully it can happen sooner rather than later. “I’m very focused on Swansea and the transition I’ve done this season hasn’t finished. I want to put my stamp on the club. “I’m more than sure that with the conversations that have already gone on that we’ll be able to sort out a contract over the next few days.” “When I arrived here the club was in a difficult position, but there was no shortage of quality or character and my goodness we have proved that,” Pardew said. “Over the last 18 games our record has been phenomenal and none of the top teams’ record is better. “It’s remarkable really to finish 10th, I’d never have dreamt that when I arrived. “I wouldn’t have believed you had you told me, especially when the bus was parked 300 yards away and I had to walk… I wasn’t used to that being manager of Newcastle! “It’s been a great experience and we now need to kick on if we can. We’ll try to do that.” Pardew hopes he will be asked to invest the extra money that accompanies finishing 10th back into the squad and is targeting the addition of four first-team players during the transfer window. “The chairman has an extra £4million now, so he’s happy, but I’ll be trying to take very penny off him,” Pardew said. “We’re in a good position because we don’t need to speculate, we just need to buy some quality. Marouane Chamakh stabbed home the winner after combining with Scott Dann in the 58th minute to set a points record in the competition for the Eagles. Pardew took over the club he once served as a player when they were stuck in the relegation zone in January, but 18 games later they have finished in the top half of the table. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Health & the HSE to immediately fill the vacancies in Letterkenny University Hospital’s Pathology Department.It has been revealed that the hospital will be referring a number of tests to an external private laboratory due to ongoing staff vacancies in the Pathology Department resulting in the Department being unable to offer a full service.Deputy McConalogue said this is a concerning development for health services in our county as the pathology department in LUH not only caters for testing the hospital itself but also for GP practices and medical services the length and breadth of Donegal. He said “A highly efficient service in our hospital has been hamstrung by the failure of the HSE & the Government to prioritise the vacancies in the Department and as a direct result, the Department have been forced to reduce the services it can offer.“Furthermore, because of this failure, we will now see public money being spent on testing in privates labs. This could have been avoided if the vacancies were filled within the Pathology Department.Deputy McConalogue concluded, “I have written to the Minister for Health and the HSE outlining how unacceptable this situation is and demanding that immediate approval be given to bringing the Pathology Department to full staff capacity.”Call for HSE to fill vacancies at hospital Pathology Dept was last modified: June 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe Spitzer Space Telescope found a “positively gigantic” galaxy at a time the universe was supposedly only 800 million years old – just 5% the assumed age of the universe – according to a press release from Jet Propulsion Lab.  For the galaxy to be this big that far back, it must have “bulked up amazingly quickly,” the report says.This shows more of the trend reported last week (see 09/21/2005).  Notice which camp is always surprised.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgOver 300 teams will compete at the four day event, including teams from Kambala Girls School and Reddam House School in New South Wales and Papanui High School in New Zealand. Round games will be played for the first three days of the event, with finals to be played on Sunday, 10 October. Six divisions will be contested at the tournament, including the following divisions: Junior Boys, Junior Girls, Junior Mixed, Open Boys, Open Girls and Open Mixed. Benowa State High School will be going for its third title in a row in the Junior Boys division, while it will also be looking to win back-to-back Junior Mixed titles. In the Junior Girls division, last year’s runners up, All Hallows, will be looking to go one place better than in 2009, with last year’s winner, Cavendish Road State High School, not attending. In the Open Boys division, Keebra Park State High School will be looking for its third consecutive title, following wins in 2008 and 2009. Keebra Park will also be hoping to go one place better in the Open Girls division, with last year’s winners, Caboolture, not attending. The Open Mixed division is back in 2010, after not being played at last year’s event. The finals will be played on Sunday, with the Open and Junior Mixed finals to be played at 1.00pm, the Junior Girls and Boys finals to be played at 1.40pm and the Open Girls and Boys finals to be played at 2.20pm. For more information, please visit the Queensland All Schools Championships website: www.qldallschools.comlast_img read more

first_imgStory Highlights Small exhibition of historic photographs of Jamaica opens in London Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet Assamba presented with a 200 year old map of Jamaica The images reflected Jamaica’s very rich and diverse history and culture The Jamaican High Commission in London marked Independence Day, August 6, with the opening of a small exhibition of historic photographs of Jamaica.The occasion also saw High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet Assamba, being presented with a 200 year old map of Jamaica by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Tony Bullimore, who expressed appreciation for the work and support that the High Commission has given to the Jamaican community in the United Kingdom over the years.Among the pieces on exhibit are copies of the original press release and statement by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announcing Jamaica’s Independence from Britain in 1962. It was facilitated by the UK National Archives, and the photographs are part of the larger British Colonial Office photographic collection, charting life in Jamaica from 1860 to the 1960’s.The exhibition also represents a small sample of the images that are a part of the National Archives “Caribbean through a Lens” programme, which aims to bring the collection to life by initiating conversation, interpretation and personal reflections.Chosen by the members of staff of the Jamaican High Commission, the images reflect Jamaica’s very rich and diverse history and culture.According to the introductory note for the exhibition, “the photos also serve to remind us of the close ties between Jamaica and the United Kingdom, including our country’s contribution to the war effort during World War II, which included providing a home to Gibraltar nationals who were evacuated to the island in 1940.”last_img read more

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: SAAM Chilean port, towage and logistics services provider SAAM ended 2018 with a 16% lower net income year over year which stood at USD 49.6 million. The lower figure is explained mainly by a high basis of comparison following the sale of a minority interest in Tramarsa, Peru, in 2017 for USD 26 million and some non-recurring effects in 2018.Excluding these effects, net income was up 91% over the prior year, SAAM said.Additionally, sales totaled USD 515 million, an increase of 10% more than last year, while EBITDA was USD 146 million, a rise of 25%.For the fourth quarter of 2018, net income was USD 14.5 million, up by 77% over 2017. Sales totaled USD 133 million, rising by 6% and EBITDA totaled USD 39 million, an increase of 37%.“The year 2018 was a good period for the company: we are already seeing the initial results of our new operating model, with a more simplified organizational structure that brings us closer to our subsidiaries, seeking more efficiencies and better projecting growth, all on a foundation of sustainability and excellence in management,” Macario Valdés, the company’s CEO, commented.He also highlighted the recent agreement to acquire full ownership of the towage joint venture with Boskalis, valued at USD 201 million.In April 2018, SAAM signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a RoRo terminal in Alabama, the United States.Among other 2018 achievements are record transfer figures at terminals in Guayaquil in Ecuador, Caldera in Costa Rica, San Antonio and Corral in Chile, the inauguration of new infrastructure at the ports operated by the company in Costa Rica and the US, and the purchase of 50% of Transaéreo.In addition, SAAM has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Chile for the third straight year and is also now on the DJSI MILA.“Another achievement that makes us especially proud is our progress on safety matters. Our lost-time injury rate has dropped 71% over the last six years,” Valdés added.last_img read more