Man, 60s, arrested following seizure of €230k of suspected cannabis herb…

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook LimerickNewsMan, 60s, arrested following seizure of €230k of suspected cannabis herb in LimerickBy David Raleigh – May 13, 2021 848 Shortly before 12.30am this morning, members of the Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car in the Castletroy area and discovered €200,000 of suspected cannabis herb in the car.“The driver, a man in his 50s, was arrested at the scene and was brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996,” said a garda spokesman.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As part of the investigation, Gardaí carried out a number of follow-up searches in Limerick city, “and during the course of one search at a house on Hyde Road, gardaí seized a further €30,000 of suspected cannabis herb”.“All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis,” added the spokesman.The arrested man can be held by gardaí for questioning for up to seven days without charge. Twitter Linkedin GARDAÍ have arrested a man and seized €230,000 of suspected cannabis herb in Limerick, after intercepting a car in Castletroy and searching houses around the city. Print WhatsApp Email Previous articleEi Electronics give Tom Clifford Park a liftNext articlePlans underway to offset challenges to safe care at 60-year old Limerick neonatal unit David Raleighlast_img read more

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College hosts Diversity, (In)Equity, and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference

first_imgOn April 11, Harvard College hosted the inaugural Diversity, (In)Equity, and Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference to 100+ attendees. The purpose of the conference was to bridge both academic and cocurricular learning by giving students a space to have critical conversations about research with their peers at Harvard and beyond. The conference  recognized research on populations and perspectives that are sometimes ignored, overlooked, or discounted in the academy.The symposium featured a keynote speech by alumnus and Professor of Education and Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Nien-chu Kiang (江念祖).  There were also 40 research presentations by students from Harvard and 16 other institutions. The conference was welcomed by faculty, staff, and students who are not given an opportunity to explore these topics within the normal confines of the academy.  Seven students were recognized for their research and awarded prizes.This conference was co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Harvard College, the Office of Student Life, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, Phillips Brooks House, Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Harvard College Women’s Center, The Office of Undergraduate Education; Harvard Graduate School of Education; The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships; FAS Standing Committee on Public Service; Advising Matters – Advising Programs Office.last_img read more

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Want better, faster, stronger teams? Start here …

first_imgSo, you’re leading a team and you want to work better together. Who wouldn’t? One thing underpins every successful team—no matter who or where they are—and it’s essential if you want to work better, faster and stronger.It’s called psychological safety. Now, if thoughts like “fluffy” or “safe space” take over your internal dialogue, stop them right there! Psychological safety is definitely not fluffy and it takes some serious guts and determination to make it a reality on your team. Here’s why.Psychological safety is about being able to rumble. It involves candid, hard conversations between colleagues who treat each other with mutual trust and respect. It’s productive disagreement and open idea exchange without the fear of humiliation or retaliation. It’s candid (not soft) feedback from a place of deep caring.Psychological safety is how teams get out of the comfort zone so they can have conversations that matter. Whatever approaches or tools your team uses to actually think big and get things done, you will need psychological safety in place first if you want to work well together. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

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Gold Coast properties taking longer to sell compared to a year ago

first_img MORE NEWS: Why rents on the Gold Coast are going up They’re spending up to two weeks longer on the market.“A correction phase of the market, which always follows a rising market … (buyers are) driven by a different kind of fear, that’s a fear that they might pay too much so they are slower to make decisions.” Mr Bell said sellers’ unrealistic price expectations were also contributing to it. “The reason properties stay on the market like this is that it takes a lot of sellers longer to come to terms with the fact their property is not going to be worth what they thought it was worth,” he said. “In many parts of Australia properties are blowing out to 120-130 days (on the market). “(The Gold Coast) average will keep rising, I expect to see it surpassing 100 days during the second half of this year.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher agreed the average days on market would likely increase.“The only thing that could stop that is if people get more realistic about prices,” Mr Kusher said. MORE NEWS: Would you live in a display home? Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Gold Coast properties are taking longer to sell compared to a year ago.THE patience of Gold Coast sellers is set to be tested with properties spending up to two weeks longer on the market than they were a year ago. And experts believe the average days on market for properties is only going to get longer. Houses on the Glitter Strip took an average 74 days to sell last year, according to CoreLogic’s Quarterly Regional Market Update, which analyses data in the 12 months to November 2018. The report, released last week, showed the average increased by 11 days. Unit sales were even slower, spending an average of 90 days on the market — 14 days longer than a year ago. Ray White Surfers Paradise chief executive officer Andrew Bell said as the market moves through a “correction phase”, days on market typically start to blow out. “The market goes through cycles, we have a rising cycle where people are driven by fear of missing out and (have) a great deal of confidence, in that space they move quickly,” Mr Bell said. “We are seeing this across the board, around the country, properties are taking longer to sell.“There are tighter credit conditions, fewer buyers and fewer sales, but it’s not just on the Gold Coast. It’s a tougher market now than it has been.”The latest data also found sales activity on the Gold Coast dropped by 14 per cent, with current activity 15 per cent below the five year average.Home values across the region have increased slightly, houses by 1.6 per cent (about $10,000) and units by 1.5 per cent ($6000). The median house value sits at $645,000 while units have a median value of $417,000. Professionals Surfers Paradise director and REIQ director John Newlands said buyers were more cautious in the current conditions but expected the market to stabilise throughout the year. “Buyers want to see value for money and that puts a bit of pressure on sellers,” Mr Newlands said. “They have to be realistic and listen to the market conditions, it’s different today than what it was 12 months ago.”last_img read more

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Registration open for 88th Annual FFA Convention

first_imgThursday, June 22, 2017What: Sixth General SessionWhen: 1:30 p.m.Where: Elliott Hall of Music, 712 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907Details: This is the last and final session and includes chapter recognition; the retiring address from Indiana FFA State President, Jessica Mars; recognition of the 2016-17 Indiana FFA State Officer Team and the election of the 2017-18 state officers. What: First General SessionWhen: 7:00 p.m.Where: Elliott Hall of Music, 712 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907Details: This is the opening celebration and includes chapter and business donor recognition; keynote speaker, Grant Baldwin, and the retiring address from Indiana FFA State Northern Region Vice-President, Sneha Jogi.Note: Indiana FFA will be making a special membership announcement at this event. Indianapolis, Ind. — The 88th Annual Indiana FFA convention begins next week in West Lafayette on the campus of Purdue University June 19 through 22. The event engages FFA members and informs the general public about what goes on “down on the farm.”The four day event is expected to draw thousands of Indiana FFA members to celebrate accomplishments, participate in community service and elect officers.If you plan to attend please make reservations by calling 317-690-3133 or email [email protected] by Thursday, June 15.The following is a schedule of events:Tuesday, June 20, 2017What: Days of Service eventWhen: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Where: Purdue Armory, 812 3rd Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907Details: Members of Indiana FFA will be making blankets for Riley Hospital and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.last_img read more

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WPB Fire Chief: First Responders Running out of PPE Supplies

first_imgWest Palm Beach Fire Chief Diana Matty told the 850 WFTL morning show that her paramedics and fire fighters have to reuse their disposable masks up to five times before disposing of them due to a shortage from the COVID-19 outbreak.Chief Matty PPE shortageChief Matty says usually, the first responders would wear the mask once per patient and throw it away.She says the supply of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE’s) are being sent to areas such as New York and Washington State that have been hit hard by the virus. She says her requests for more supplies from the state have not been answered.Also, Chief Matty says three of her fire fighter paramedics are under quarantine after the hospital notified the department that a patient they transported tested positive for the coronavirus. The patient informed the paramedics in the ambulance that a family member had recently traveled.last_img read more

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Clippers still chasing greatness, but Warriors haven’t lost theirs

first_imgSpeights, who scored 15 points off the bench in the blowout, watched as his head coach and the Clippers two biggest stars received technical fouls. He saw how the Clippers lost their composure and committed 10 turnovers – in the first quarter.What is the difference between a team that is trying to become great and one that already is?“First we need to start really just leaving the refs alone,” Speights said. “Guys just got to sacrifice, do some other things than scoring, do some other things than your personal goals. Just try something new.“They’ve been doing it here for four or five years and it hasn’t been working, so it’s time to try something new.”The Warriors missed their first seven shots against L.A. What did the Clippers do with this gift? Did they assert their imprint on the game? No. They threw up bricks of their own, and threw one bad pass after another.“I thought they took us out of our stuff,” Rivers said. “We stopped trusting. And, I really thought we never got our spirit back after the beginning.”This rang true for Speights, who remembered what Steve Kerr and the rest of the Warriors coaching staff drilled into his head with Golden State.“That’s the scouting report when you play against the Clippers,” he said. “It’s always been, especially with the Warriors, you play against the Clippers, you hit them a couple of times and their spirit is going to be down. That’s what happened, so we’ve just got to find a way to get over that hump.”However, Blake Griffin was having none of that.“We want to break everyone’s spirit,” he said. “That’s like a scouting report that says don’t let them score the ball.”If it’s a tag the Clippers already carried, however, it’s not likely to get better after Wednesday. If there is a saving grace, it’s that they have two days to regroup before hosting New Orleans on Saturday.“Can’t keep thinking about this game,” Speights said. “It’s over with. They beat us. Been losing a lot lately.” Marreese Speights said he spent his first two months with the Clippers trying to convey to his new teammates how to keep pushing once they had a team on the ropes, which he’d learned with the Warriors. How to share the ball, like Golden State is famous for.A journeyman who found a home the last three seasons with the Warriors, Speights felt he had wisdom to offer a team with championship aspirations after signing a free-agent deal with the Clippers.“Tonight,” Speights said, “they see it, they see everything I say. Everything I say in practice since I’ve been here, they see it. That’s how they (the Warriors) play.Even with the addition of Kevin Durant, and the departure of most of the bench and starters Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes, Speights said the Warriors held on to their identity. Maybe even improved it.“It’s the same thing,” he said. “(They) move the ball really well, they get everybody involved, they play good team defense. And they capitalize off our mistakes. We turned the ball over a lot in the first quarter and they capitalized. LOS ANGELES >> The Clippers did not come into Wednesday’s nationally televised showcase against their bitter rivals riding a wave of positive momentum. They had lost two straight and four of their last six. Their 10-1 start to the season had been nice, but it was history.Still, they believed that they were good enough to challenge the revamped Warriors in the Western Conference.Wednesday’s result, however, left little doubt that the Clippers have not narrowed the gap between themselves and the Warriors as much as they had hoped. At least not yet.One player, however, had seen the potential pitfalls all along.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner on Mike Babcock’s teammate list request: ‘I didn’t really know what to think’

first_imgAccording to the Toronto Sun’s Terry Koshan, in January 2017 Babcock asked Marner to rank his teammates from hardest-working to least-hardest, in the eyes of the rookie. Marner, just a few months into his first NHL season, obliged although he told reporters on Monday that “it was just surprising.””It was my first year,” he noted. “I didn’t really know what to think of it. But it’s over with now. That’s really all I can say but I’m looking forward to the new change and seeing how I can help this team win under Sheldon (Keefe).”Marner speaks on the list of hardest/least hardest working Leafs players that Babcock had him make and then released during his rookie year. pic.twitter.com/BdALuolQGv— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 25, 2019Babcock proceeded to share the list with the team and told Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman over text message, “I was trying to focus on work ethic with Mitch — focusing on role models — it ended up not being a good idea. I apologized at (the) time.”MORE: What’s next for Mike Babcock?Sheldon Keefe was handed the reigns of the 9-10-4 Leafs on Nov. 20 following Babcock’s termination and has led the team to back-to-back wins to start his tenure. On Monday, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner opened up to TSN regarding the list his now-former head coach Mike Babcock asked him to make during his rookie season.”You know, it’s so long ago now. Honestly, I kind of forgot about it until the report came out but it’s over with now, it’s done with,” Marner told TSN. “I was lucky enough that the guys that were there with me, none of them took it to heart. They knew it wasn’t up to me.” Marner’s list isn’t the first development to surface that has put Babcock in a bad light for his coaching techniques.Former Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser backed Mike Commodore’s Twitter tirade against Babcock claiming that “(Babcock) is one (coach) who 95% of his players can’t say a good thing about. With the ability to end players’ careers, he’s chosen to do so to long-serving vets that have resulted in all his players turning against him. He’s used his power to turn teammates against each other, and choose to continuously lie to his players.”Commodore, who was reportedly cut by Babcock in 2002 for being overweight, also expressed his jubilance regarding Babcock’s release on Twitter.last_img read more

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