Limerick man caught with bag of drugs outside hospital

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsLimerick man caught with bag of drugs outside hospitalBy Staff Reporter – November 5, 2016 1514 WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleIce cream vans used as cover for Limerick drug dealerNext articleRugby – Ulster Bank League Weekend Previews Staff Reporter Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The evidence was heard at Limerick Circuit CourtA MAN who was caught outside a hospital emergency department with more than a kilo of cannabis herb is to be sentenced next month.Padraig O’Connor (37), from St Joseph’s Park, Dromcollogher, pleaded guilty in October to drugs offences contrary to Section 15a of the Misuse of Drugs Act.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During a sentence hearing at Limerick Circuit Court last week, Judge Tom O’Donnell heard that drug squad detectives saw the father-of-one acting suspiciously outside the hospital on April 29, 2014They stopped and questioned him but he ran off, only to be apprehended after a short chase.A polkadot Lidl shopping shopping bag he was carrying contained more than 1.1kg of cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €20,000.Prosecution Counsel John O’Sullivan said O’Connor admitted he went to McDonalds in Dooradoyle and “met individuals who he picked up some weed from”.He told gardai that he “got a phone call earlier while he was in the city centre and was instructed to go to the hospital and stop outside McDonalds along the way.Two months earlier, he met the same individuals in Newcastle West when his friend wanted a smoke of weed. Other than that, he had nothing to do with.On a previous occasion he “got some weed, paid €400 for it and did nothing else only gave it to three or four of his friends”, Mr O’Sullivan said.Mr O’Connell told gardai that he subsequently bought the larger batch of drugs for €3,000 and intended keeping some before giving it back.Defence counsel Anthony Samon asked Judge O’Donnell to sanction a probation service report so as to allow a number of factors to be considered by the court.The case was adjourned until to December O’Connell was released on his own bail. Email TAGSdrugshospitallimerick last_img read more

Boosting comprehensive women’s health care in Sub-Saharan Africa

first_imgTo stem the spread of HIV among women in Sub-Saharan Africa and to boost their overall health and the health of their families, it’s crucial to improve not just HIV care but also reproductive and maternal health services — and to knit the services together — according to a series of new papers in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS).The 13 articles in the supplement, published online December 1, 2014 to coincide with World AIDS Day, were co-edited by four faculty members at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).While reproductive care, maternal care, and HIV care are frequently siloed, evidence from the new articles suggests strongly that providing more integrated care is key to addressing the multiple needs of women of reproductive age in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the HIV pandemic thrives. Of all pregnancies of women living with HIV worldwide, 90 percent occur in the African subcontinent. And in some Sub-Saharan African countries the health burden is particularly high; roughly 1 in 3 pregnant women in South Africa, Botswana, and Swaziland are living with HIV. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Deontay Wilder thinks Anthony Joshua wants no more of Andy Ruiz Jr.

first_imgMORE: Watch the full replay of Ruiz’s upset of Joshua on DAZN(Warning: explicit language)He wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts.Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!!#TilThisDay— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019The worst thing you can do in life is Fucking Quit!!— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) June 2, 2019On Tuesday, Joshua’s promoter at Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn, said the rematch clause had been invoked, and his fighter and Ruiz will fight again in either November or December. In an interview conducted Wednesday with TalkSport, the WBC titlist said he doesn’t think Joshua will take on Ruiz again, and he doubled down on his statement that Joshua quit in the corner.”I don’t think it’s gonna happen,” Wilder said of the rematch. “Did you see what just happened? This man is mentally broken. He quit. Joshua quit in that ring. To a challenger. That’s the most disappointing thing about it. Being a champion, being boosted up so much, and you go in there and quit — that’s a sign. When he spat that mouthpiece out for the first time, that’s a sign.”The referee told him to come forward, he stayed there. He put his hands on the ropes. The referee told him to come forward. He stayed. That’s another indication: ‘I don’t want to fight no more.'”Join DAZN and watch GGG-Rolls: Sign up in U.S. | CanadaWhether Joshua quit is only something the 2012 Olympic gold medalist would know, but why would Joshua quit with a possible undisputed heavyweight title fight with Wilder on the line, coupled with making his debut in the United States?The 33-year-old from Alabama puts the onus squarely on Hearn for putting enormous expectations on Joshua, and Wilder thinks Joshua’s loss to Ruiz wasn’t because of his lack of boxing ability.”Hearn has manipulated people from the get-go,” Wilder said. “Joshua will never talk for himself. Hearn has put so much pressure on him. He has sold a lot of emotional garbage. He put out a lot of things that weren’t true, and it was a lot of pressure. So Joshua not only had to come out and say certain things and back his words up, but he also had to back his promoter’s words up, as well, and I don’t think that was fair for him. I told Hearn, ‘You are milking him,’ and everything I said has come true to this point. “(Joshua’s defeat) was 100 percent mental. So much pressure was on him.”Wilder said he won’t believe that Joshua will face off with Ruiz again until a contract is signed. He also gave some advice to Joshua on how he should be handling his career going forward.”I would tell Joshua that whatever he wants to do, he should do,” Wilder said. “He has done a great service for others. He has been this type of person for others. Now it is time to worry about yourself. You want to take off, you take off. It is your career. It is your life.” Deontay Wilder has been incredibly vocal since his rival, former IBF, WBA (super) and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, lost his belts in an upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. on Saturday night in New York.When the fight concluded, Wilder immediately took to social media and bashed Joshua’s career. He went as far as to say the Englishman quit inside the ring when Ruiz knocked him down for the fourth time and Mike Griffin deemed Joshua unfit to continue.last_img read more