Directions awaited from DPP

first_imgAdvertisement Email NewsLocal NewsDirections awaited from DPPBy admin – January 24, 2012 616 THE DIRECTIONS of the DPP are awaited on a man charged with the alleged possession of a .22 Anschutz rifle, one round on ammunition and €25,000 worth of ecstasy tablets.21-year-old Gary Curtin, with an address at Railway House, Old Cork Road, is accused of the offences contrary to section 27A of the Firearms act 1965 and sections 15 and 3 of the misuse of drugs act at Spitland, Old Cork Road, on dates between June 10 and 14, 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCertainty sought on future of Shannon AirportNext articleLimerick foodies called to the @foodieforum admin Linkedin Twitter Print The matter was adjourned until February 29.last_img read more

Big 7 names Wild Atlantic Way the world’s most scenic drive

first_img Facebook Big 7 names Wild Atlantic Way the world’s most scenic drive Google+ Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Previous articleEvening News, Sport and Obituaries on Thursday March 5thNext articleDevine backing his side for win in Waterford News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Wild Atlantic Way has been named the most scenic drive in the world by an international travel magazine and web portal.Big 7 Travel says the trail is simply unparalleled and shows off jaw-dropping coastal mountains, rugged countryside and ancient history.The Wild Atlantic Way pipped Argentina’s “Road To El Chalten” to the top spot on the list. Google+ Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – March 5, 2020 Twitterlast_img read more

USS Pinckney Freedom of Navigation Operation Challenges Venezuela’s Excessive Maritime Claim

first_imgBy U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) July 17, 2020 On July 15, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) challenged Venezuela’s excessive maritime claim in international waters during a successful freedom of navigation operation in the Caribbean Sea.The U.S. Navy previously contested Venezuela’s excessive claim June 23, when the USS Nitze (DDG 94) lawfully and peacefully completed a similar operation in international waters outside of Venezuela’s 12 nautical-mile territorial sea.The illegitimate Nicolás Maduro regime improperly claims excessive controls over those international waters, which extend three miles beyond the 12-mile territorial sea, a claim that is inconsistent with international law.The U.S. Navy conducts freedom of navigation operations worldwide to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to uphold the rights, freedoms, access, and lawful uses of international waters and airspace guaranteed to all nations.Freedom of navigation operations help preserve the maritime navigation and access rights guaranteed to all nations.Global access to international waters protects U.S. national interests, promotes a just international order, and ensures the U.S. Navy can accomplish key missions, including humanitarian assistance deployments, disaster relief operations, support to international counternarcotics efforts, and multinational exercises that strengthen regional partnerships.USS Pinckney, as well as other U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, are currently operating in the Caribbean as part of enhanced counternarcotics operation.“We will exercise our lawful right to freely navigate international waters without acquiescing to unlawful claims,” said U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command. “The guaranteed right of nations to access, transit and navigate international waters is not subject to impositions or restrictions that blatantly violate international law.”last_img read more

Bizarre ending to regulation results in Clippers losing overtime heartbreaker to Portland

first_img“It would have been nice if he tipped it back in,” Paul said. “Also, it would have been nice if I had made the shot and it wouldn’t have come to that.”Coach Doc Rivers said that, absolutely, Jordan thought regulation was over when he grabbed the ball after Paul’s miss.“Yeah, clearly he did,” Rivers said.He was asked if he had every seen anything like that happen before.“No,” he said. “I don’t know if he could have gotten it up anyway with 0.7, but probably could have.”Jordan left before reporters could speak to him. The Clippers’ public relations department passed out a quote sheet with two short quotes, neither specifically addressing that play.“Tonight was a tough loss,” Jordan said. “We had our chances.”There was more than that to the loss, however.“We made a lot of mistakes down the stretch, that being one of them, obviously,” Rivers said. “But we gave up a couple of 3s, two 3s that just can never happen. You knew before the game, I told our staff that this cannot be an offensive game tonight for us because with having Blake out and having Jamal out, we had to make this a mudslinging, low-scoring game.“We accomplished that. And then the last two or three possessions we stopped defending and give up two 3s. Those can’t happen.”Wes Matthews made a 3-pointer to pull the Trail Blazers within 85-82 with 1:06 left in regulation. J.J. Redick made a layup for the Clippers, who then led 87-82. But a basket by Arron Afflalo and the 3-pointer by Batum tied the score and sent it into the extra period, where Rivers said his team’s crippled spirt played a role in the outcome.“I think the team is down about the loss,” he said. “I am down about the loss. What can we do? The game is over now and so we will watch film and get ready for the next game.”Paul scored 36 points and doled out 12 assists. But he was bummed out, big time, about the way things went in the final minutes of regulation.“We stopped playing,” he said. “We sort of started playing the clock instead of keep playing. I had a bad turnover there (with 1:11 to play). We should have kept the pressure on and we let them change the game.” Redick had 26 points for the Clippers, Spencer Hawes scored eight and Jordan had six points and 19 rebounds.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 for Portland, Batum scored 20. All-Star guard Damian Lillard had just five points and made just 1 of 13 from the field. But he had 18 rebounds as the Trail Blazers outrebounded the Clippers 61-51.As for Griffin, Rivers spoke in positive tones pregame about his possible return.“He’s better, a lot better,” Rivers said of Griffin, who had a staph infection from his right elbow surgically removed Feb. 9. “He’s working out, I can tell you that. He was doing some shooting yesterday, from what I hear; I didn’t actually see it.“So, yeah, there’s a chance for Sunday.”Rivers, speaking prior to tipoff, was if he believes Griffin will need a practice before playing in a game.“It would be important, obviously, but if they told me he was cleared to play and hadn’t had a practice, I’d still play him. You just figure even a rusty Blake is pretty good.“But it just so happens if he does play Sunday, we will have two practices (Friday and Saturday), so he’ll be able to get that.”Griffin is the team’s leading scorer at 22.5 points per game. It would have been difficult to imagine the Clippers going 7-3 through their first 10 games without forward Blake Griffin, especially considering that five of those victories came against playoff-bound teams such as Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Memphis and Chicago.Don’t look now, but Griffin could be back as soon as Sunday when the Clippers travel to Golden State to take on the team with the NBA’s second-best record.That was the talk before the Clippers went out Wednesday night and lost an overtime heartbreaker to the Portland Trail Blazers 98-93 before 19,060 at Staples Center. A 3-pointer by Nicolas Batum with 21.1 seconds to play sealed the Clippers’ fate. Not only were the Clippers sans Griffin, Matt Barnes (hamstring) and Jamal Crawford (calf strain) also did not play.A victory would have leapfrogged the Clippers (40-22) over the Trail Blazers (40-19) into fourth place in the Western Conference standings. As it stands, the Clippers are still in fifth — tied with Dallas — 1 1/2 games behind Portland. The Clippers had their three-game winning streak snapped. The Trail Blazers have won four in succession.The Clippers led 85-75 with 2:53 to play in regulation, but they fell apart down the stretch and the Trail Blazers caught them at 87-87 on a 3-pointer by Batum with 25.1 seconds left. Chris Paul had a big turnover during that onslaught.Then, while trying to get one last shot for DeAndre Jordan, Paul made a pass behind Jordan that was touched by a Portland player with 2.8 seconds to play, 1.7 on the shot clock.Then things got crazy. Paul tried to bank in what would have been a game-winner and it rimmed out. Jordan grabbed the rebound as the shot-clock buzzer sounded. Jordan must have thought it was the horn to end regulation because he just held the ball as Paul was screaming at him to shoot it as there were still 0.7 seconds left, enough time for a tip-in. But it was too late.Paul afterward was asked to explain that bizarre sequence with Jordan.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more