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

Antecevic, Kelly help Cal rally, beat Utah 72-63

first_img Written by January 16, 2021 /Sports News – Local Antecevic, Kelly help Cal rally, beat Utah 72-63 Tags: California Golden Bears/Grant Antecevic/Pac-12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Grant Antecevic scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half, Andre Kelly had 11 points and nine rebounds, and California rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Utah 72-63.Makale Foreman had 12 points and Jarred Hyder scored 11 for Cal (7-8, 2-6 Pac-12). Ryan Betley hit a 3-pointer and then made 3 of 3 from the free-throw line to spark a 17-4 spurt that gave Cal the lead for good. Kuany Kuany hit a 3 to cap the spurt and made it 46-42 with 12 minutes to play. Antecevic scored 10 points — including back-to-back 3s — in a 14-4 run that pushed the lead into double figures with six minutes to go.Timmy Allen scored 26 points for Utah (5-6, 2-5). Associated Presslast_img read more

Martinez urges Barkley patience

first_img “As long as we give him time and that he can have development in front of him, he will be fine.” Everton had come into Sunday’s match looking to extend a seven-match unbeaten Premier League run and follow on from their win over United. “I was extremely pleased with the performance, in the first half we were magnificent and controlled the game, but if you play that well, you need to reflect it in the scoreline and that is our next step,” Martinez said. “We then showed incredible character after they scored, because it would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves and the goal was a reward for our performance. “We showed we have gotten over that mental block in going away to those teams who are going to be challenging for the title and are being ourselves, which is a massive step towards where we are trying to get.” Following other results on Saturday, which saw Chelsea lose and Manchester City draw, Arsenal were looking to put clear daylight between themselves and the chasing pack. While it was not a maximum point’s haul, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was nevertheless pleased to have at least maintained momentum ahead of next week’s Champions League trip to Napoli and then the showdown at Manchester City next weekend. He said: “We played against a very good side, in the end we are a bit disappointed to get caught back with a 1-0 result, but overall it’s still a point.” The Gunners boss was, however, somewhat frustrated by Everton’s physical approach. He continued: “When we got out of the pressure and got into the passing, they stopped us every single time with a foul. To just make a foul without being punished by the referee is a huge advantage because after that you play 10 against 10 in one half again.” Wenger hopes his side can maintain their slender advantage, with the visit of Chelsea set for December 23. “As long as we are five points ahead, you cannot rule ourselves out even with the best desire, so let’s keep that cushion,” he said. “It shows you that it will be a tough Premier League and the consistency in the end will be rewarded. “The consistency for us is down to us to keep this attitude until the end of the season.” Everton signed Deulofeu, 19, on a season-long loan from Barcelona and could look to extend his stay on Merseyside. “He has come a long way,” Martinez said in his post-match press conference. “When he arrived in pre-season, I thought it would take him to around February to get used to his role as a team player and the physicality of the Premier League. “He has surprised me and everyone that he is ready now and wants to help the team. He is incredibly arrogant in the right way, has belief in himself and his finish against Arsenal was exactly what he deserved.” Martinez added: “We have an agreement that it could be extended an extra year as long as the parent club do not need the player.” The Toffees, who had won at Manchester United in midweek, dominated for large spells at the Emirates Stadium, but fell behind to a Mesut Ozil goal on 80 minutes. However, Martinez’s well-drilled side produced an instant response as substitute Gerard Deulofeu, on loan from Barcelona, equalised. Arsenal almost snatched a dramatic victory in stoppage-time when Olivier Giroud’s 25-yard effort struck the woodwork, but Everton deserved to take something back to Merseyside. Barkley was at the heart of Everton’s forward momentum, and was involved in lifting his side for their deserved equaliser. The 20-year-old has already been drafted into Roy Hodgson’s plans for the World Cup, earning three full international caps. Martinez, though, warned against expecting too much too soon from the Liverpool-born Everton academy graduate, whose talents have been compared to that of Paul Gascoigne. He said: “I have never seen an English player with that sort of mentality. Ross has incredible potential, we need to give him time and accept he is not ready yet, that he will take time, but he has absolutely everything to mark a real era in our (English) football. “Roy Hodgson needs to decide what role he wants for Ross, if any, we have to make sure we give him at least another 50 starts to see his evolution. “Any player with talent needs to develop an understanding to know how to be effective, as a country we need to be a little bit more protective about our youngsters, because if we look after him properly he can give us something unique in English football and to the nation. “He is developing an incredible awareness around him and technically he is someone who you could compare against any other nations, the young Brazilians, Dutch or Spanish players, so he has that gift of talent. Everton manager Roberto Martinez called for England to be patient to allow midfielder Ross Barkley to develop into a unique talent for club and country after helping his side earn a 1-1 draw at Barclays Premier League leaders Arsenal. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ind vs WI: We did not bat well and our shot selection was wrong: Raina

first_imgIndia’s stand-in skipper Suresh Raina admitted that his batsmen let the team down after they were handed a crushing 103-defeat by the West Indies in the fourth ODI here on Monday.”Credit to Windies for batting well. But we did not bat well at all to be honest,” Raina said after the match. “Our shot selection was wrong, we had no partnerships. Rohit (Sharma) was there but I and Yusuf (Pathan) got out at that time.”There was no partnership. Batsmen have to be there when chasing a total like 240-245. And the West Indies played well in the batting Powerplay.”Raina was, however, pleased with his bowlers’ performances. “(Amit) Mishra and (Ravichandran) Ashwin bowled well for us, Ashwin got us the wicket of Pollard who was batting well. Ishant and PK also bowled well,” he said.Rival skipper Darren Sammy was delighted that his team managed to break a sequence of three successive defeats. “We showed a lot of character and it’s good to come on the winning side. We played a lot better today, we have been improving throughout this series. We posted 250, bowlers have been getting early wicket, today we handled it better,” Sammy said.Opener Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard — both made valuable half centuries — came in for praise from the skipper.”Since Simmons came back he has been our main run-getter. Pollard got runs down the order, we keep losing track in the middle. As long as we keep improving, we are still a young team,” he said.advertisementAbout Andre Russell, Sammy said, “He is a total team man, I spoke to him and he told me, skipper I am going to give my best. He has a bright future.”Man-of-the-Match Anthony Martin, who acknowledged the loud cheers from the crowd, said the familiar conditions worked in his favour.”The conditions I know very well, it helped me a lot. Thanks to the crowd for supporting me. I am going to do the best I can,” Martin said.Asked what was his strategy going into the match, he said, “I just decided to keep it tight and let the batters do what they wanted to do.”- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Ban on Oxy without detox will trigger another crisis NAN

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe organization representing thousands of northern Ontario band members says a serious crisis is looming.The Nishnawbe Aski Nation says a ban on OxyContin will lead to a new set of problems.APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler has this story.last_img

HOPE foundation for Autism Awareness

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Sept 2014 – The HOPE foundation for Autism Awareness this weekend welcomes Michael McGinty for a back to school workshop for teachers. McGinty, with a Master’s in Education is a specialist for detecting and working with autism… among the topics, creating an educational plan, interventions within traditional and special classrooms and instructional accommodations. The workshop is set for the Occasions Ballroom, Airport Hotel this Saturday, from 10am to 2pm. Related Items:HOPE foundation for Autism Awareness, michael mcginty Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

New Climate Policies Neednt Disrupt DODs Reliance on Renewables Conger Says

first_imgPresident Trump’s steps so far to back away from existing policies intended to address climate change have not upended the military services’ push to increasingly rely on renewable energy sources to power their installations. But the department’s former installations and energy chief says even if the new administration revisits DOD’s policies on sustainability, it should be careful not to limit efforts that can be justified for reasons beyond their environmental benefits.There is a clear business case for the military to develop new generation capacity on base using solar, wind or other renewable resources as they are generally financed by developers or utilities and can cut an installation’s electricity bill, John Conger, who led the Pentagon’s installations office from 2012 to 2015, told Defense Communities 360. And by enhancing an installation’s energy resilience, if a microgrid is added, these projects yield an operational benefit of providing power during an interruption of the commercial grid.Even in the absence of new rules slowing DOD’s reliance on renewables, the White House’s stance toward environmental sustainability can affect decision-making throughout the department, said Conger, who now is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His wish is that the services continue to pursue energy projects that save money and improve military value and not second guess them because of their environmental benefits.Last week, Trump signed an executive order reversing a requirement for federal agencies to consider climate change in their actions and craft plans to mitigate its risks. As a result, DOD efforts to mitigate the risks of climate change could slow. But even if officials choose not to take actions based on 20- or 30-year projections of impacts from flooding, they already must deal with coastal installations affected by rising sea levels, Conger said.“If you have a base experiencing current flooding, you have a today problem,” he said.Taking into account the risk of flooding at coastal installations makes sense, Conger noted, simply as a way to reduce risk. If you are forced to build in a floodplain, make sure your backup power is not in the basement, for example.“When all is said and done, it strikes me that even if you just look at climate change today … you should simply take that into account as prudent planning, even if you don’t look ahead [to consider long-term impacts],” he said.When asked whether recent comments from Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) indicating he was open to the prospect of a new BRAC round is likely to translate into congressional approval, Conger said it still is too early to tell.“You will need administration support and you’ll need Hill support and we’ll see where they put all their priorities as the year moves on,” he said. “Nobody can predict.”If lawmakers move forward on additional base closures, Conger said they most likely will update the BRAC statute to address two key concerns about the 2005 round — its initial implementation cost was too high and unexpected expenses that drove up the round’s ultimate cost.In response to a question about the military’s growing backlog of facilities maintenance, he said the first step is to allocate adequate funds to ensure the services aren’t falling further behind in sustaining their infrastructure.“So I wouldn’t focus on the backlog, but as to whether the department has a strategy to get it right again,” Conger said. The challenge for DOD has been coping with the statutory budget caps. Unless the constraints on the department’s topline spending level are relaxed, it will be very difficult for the services to adequately fund facilities sustainment.He concluded the interview by highlighting the professionalism of employees at both the headquarters level and the installation level supporting the department’s bases. “I have a lot of confidence in the folks in the building today,” Conger said.And, whether or not a new BRAC round is authorized or climate change policies are altered, “they will do their best for our bases that they possibly can. They are working really hard.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

6 killed as truck rams into tea shop in WB

first_imgKolkata: Six people were crushed to death and 12 injured when a truck rammed into a tea stall as the driver lost control over the vehicle in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district, police said. “A speeding truck rammed into a roadside tea shop near Kharagpur area on National Highway 6 on Thursday evening. Six people were killed in the accident,” an officer from the Kharagpur police station said.The people gathered at the shop for evening snacks.”Twelve people sustained injuries in the accident. They have been admitted to hospitals in Kharagpur and Midnapore,” he said.The truck has been seized while the driver fled the spot.last_img read more

Women chess players perform better than men

first_imgWhen it comes to playing chess against a male opponent, women often outperform expectations, a new study claims. The study results, published in the journal Psychological Science, indicate that women players are not affected by negative stereotypes about their chess abilities during competition games.According to the researchers, data from 1,60,000 ranked chess players and more than five million chess matches suggests that women playing against men perform better than expected based on their official chess ratings. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The news is good for female chess players, of whom there are exploding numbers. Although discrimination is real and pervasive, women playing tournament chess do not seem to be at a disadvantage when paired with men,” said the co-author of the study, Tom Stafford from the University of Sheffield.To investigate this phenomenon, researchers analysed data from standard tournament chess games played between rated players from January 2008 through August 2015. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe rating system continuously incorporates game outcomes to update players’ ratings. These ratings can be used to predict who will win in a match between any two players, the researcher said.In total, the analyses included data from 1,50,977 men and 16,158 women playing in 55,58,110 games.Overall, men had a slightly higher average FIDE rating than women. But the game outcomes indicated that women won matches against men more often than would have been predicted given each player’s rating. This pattern held across the whole range of rating differences. In other words, women outperformed expectations when playing a man compared with when they played against other women, a finding that runs contrary to the negative effect that one would expect as a result of stereotype threat.”These findings show that even famous psychological phenomena may not be present all the time. Factors other than stereotype threat appear to be more important in determining men and women’s tournament chess performance,” Stafford noted.last_img read more