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

Open skies agreements aid Jamaican aviation sector

first_imgDirector General of the JCAA, Colonel Oscar Derby. Photo credit:The Jamaica GleanerKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has indicated marked growth in the local aviation industry and, by extension, tourism, as a result of the government’s decision to shift to an open skies policy.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank session, Director General of the JCAA, Colonel Oscar Derby, said the policy shift has already reaped benefits, with a growing number of stop over arrivals from Canada and the USA, countries with which Jamaica has agreements.The effect of this, Derby highlighted, was that local airports are doing better business in terms of passenger flow, and the domestic aviation sector, which picks up passengers and takes them to other aerodromes and resorts, has also been doing quite well.He said the opening of the Lionel Densham Aerodrome in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, has seen a lot of activity from the North Coast to the resorts in that area, with Jakes, a primary attraction in the vicinity, experiencing a significant rise in business.Derby noted, too, that the Ian Fleming International Airport in St Mary should soon benefit from marketing activities by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), working with the Ministry of Tourism.“We will see the traffic to that airport picking up, and it is not just the airport that the arrivals are expected to come to, but they will come to the resorts in that area. What is needed, therefore, is collaboration between the airport operator and the resorts, in order to create packages for the persons using that airport,” he said.He noted that negotiations have been concluded with China, regarding air service arrangements between Jamaica and that country, as well as other areas in the Far East. He noted that, currently, the negotiation team is compiling its report to submit to the government to cement the agreement.Meanwhile, Derby said the JCAA is planning a number of activities in observance of 100 years of powered flights to Jamaica.“To mark the centenary of powered flights, we intend to hold a poster contest for children in three age group categories. The operators of Norman Manley and Sangster International Airports have been very receptive to the idea of displaying selected posters in the concourses of both airports,” he stated.Concurrently, an essay contest on the ‘Significance of Air Transport to Jamaica’s Economy’ will be held for youth in the older age categories. Prizes will include a trip to the Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum and research complex.Two major activities that will be attempted are: the restoration of the old Seaplane Terminal, at Harbour Head, Kingston, into a museum, and the building of a replica of Seligman’s Moisant Bleriot flyer, to be put on permanent display in the aviation museum.The Civil Aviation Authority is a statutory organisation within the Ministry of Transport and Works, and regulates air navigation and all matters relating to safety and security in civil aviation.By Kadian BrownCaribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring! LifestyleTravel Open skies agreements aid Jamaican aviation sector by: – April 20, 2011 Sharecenter_img 45 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Grenada accedes to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

first_imgNewsRegional Grenada accedes to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by: – August 24, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share In photo: The International Criminal Court. Photo credit: iccnow.orgTHE HAGUE — The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday welcomed Grenada as a new state party to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the tribunal, three months after the Caribbean nation deposited its instrument of accession to the accord, becoming the 115th signatory.The statute took effect in Grenada on 1 August, the ICC said in a statement issued after the president of the court, Sang-Hyun Song, presented the ambassador of Grenada, Stephen Fletcher, with a special edition of the Rome Statute in The Hague, where the court is based.“Each state that joins the ICC sends out a powerful message that it does not tolerate genocide, crimes against humanity or the other atrocious offences listed in the statute, and it will not provide refuge to those suspected of such crimes,” said Song.The vice-president of the Assembly of States Parties and ambassador of Mexico, Jorge Lomónaco, placed the occasion in Grenada’s historical context.“After 300 years as a colony, an overthrow of the government, an invasion in the mid-’80s and a full restoration of democracy to follow, Grenada has come out as a strong and independent State of the Caribbean Community.” That community, he added, is strongly committed to “combating impunity and bringing justice to victims.”Established by the Rome Statute of 1998, the ICC can try cases involving individuals charged with war crimes committed since July 2002. The Security Council, the ICC prosecutor or a state party to the court can initiate any proceedings, and the ICC only acts when countries themselves are unwilling or unable to investigate or prosecute.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Assessing fields after a roller coaster 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Matt StroudThe growing season of 2015 has turned out to be a roller coaster ride of moisture stress (both too much and too little), disease pressure, and curiosity in the mind of the grower as to what’s really out there in terms of yield.We started 2015 with an abundance of rainfall across the state from north to south, causing late planting dates in some areas and prevented planting claims in others. Depending on which field you are standing in, yield potential seems to range from very good to very poor. Near record yields appear to be anticipated in parts of the southern Ohio area, as well as pockets of central Ohio, whereas dismal yields from drowned areas and flooding appear as you look north.As corn plants neared reproductive stages, northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot could be found in most of the state. Growers that applied fungicides to help prevent infection are now happy that they had done so. NCLB infection has continued to increase in severity throughout the growing season. A cooler than usual August allowed for high spore reproduction, and the disease continues to infect leaf tissue.A majority of soybeans experienced flooding or soil water saturation prior to when reproductive stages began around the summer solstice (sometime around June 21). This has caused virtually all the ugly soybean diseases to show their face throughout the growing season. Diseases ranging from Phytophthora root rot to brown stem rot to sudden death syndrome have been observed this season, and, depending where you are in the state, some of them at a high level of severity.With all this, growers are asking themselves, “What kind of yield potential is out there?” The simple answer is that it depends on the county and the field. This year I think we will see the top range, the bottom range, and everything in between.For corn, using the yield estimator at should give you a good approximation. For soybeans, I find it much harder to calculate yield because seed size is so variable. Also, the plant’s diverse ability to compensate for missing plants often leaves you looking for what an “average” plant looks like. In general, for soybeans I think yield will be sporadic this year. Earlier varieties benefited from rains in July and early August, whereas later maturities may have been hurt from a dry second half of August.As we near and begin harvest we look for more disease to show up. In soybeans look for sudden death syndrome to appear more, especially with the wet spring we experienced. This disease infects early in plant life and shows symptomology later in the reproductive stages. In corn, ear molds and stalk integrity will be on the forefront of our minds. Ear molds such as diplodia, Gibberella, Trichoderma and more may be seen as we near harvest.Stalk integrity is in question on weaker stalked hybrids. June rains pushed a high amount of available nitrogen out of the root zone, causing N deficiency in many fields across the state. Any field that experienced N loss should be monitored for stalk integrity as harvest begins and progresses. The plant will mobilize N from the stalk to make the final push to fill the kernels. As this happens, plants that experienced N deficiency will experience weakened stalks. Scout your fields as harvest begins to monitor for ones that may need to be harvested before others. Also, contact your seed salesman and inquire as to which hybrids you have that may be at higher risk than others.As we go into 2016, crop management will continue to be crucial. In future growing seasons, make sure you are managing your nitrogen and managing disease to maximize yields. For soybeans, continue to manage disease with fungicides as well as adding new seed treatments to aid with SDS and SCN. When asked, growers and researchers alike generally state that environment and genetics are the top two contributors to yield.last_img read more