Gardai arrest nine men in Limerick

first_imgTwitter As part of an on-going operation targeting organised crime in the city area, Gardaí have arrested nine men and searched a number of premises this morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The operation commenced early today and involved local Garda Units assisted by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Emergency Response Unit and the Garda National Immigration Bureau.The men are in their 20’s and 30’s  and are all being detained in various Limerick City Garda Stations, seven are being detained under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007, one is being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act and the remaining man is being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. A Garda spokesperson told the Limerick Post, the searches and investigations are continuing.  Email Facebook Previous articleThere’s veggies in dem der derelict sitesNext articleWoman hit by falling branch dies admin Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Print Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGardai arrest nine men in LimerickBy admin – April 23, 2010 681 last_img read more

Todd Stoops To Wear Nike Gear Following New Endorsement Deal

first_imgWhile Todd Stoops is known for his funky keyboard styles, the performer is also associated with his Adidas tracksuits. That’s all changing soon, however, as Stoops has accepted an endorsement deal from Nike to wear their gear.“I’d been wearing Adidas for years, ever since my cousin gave me ten of their tracksuits for Christmas one year. I always tried to get them to sponsor me, but they missed out on the opportunity,” said Stoops. “Once Nike made the call, I knew it was too good of an offer to pass up on.”Stoops will be required to funk out in Nike uniforms at twenty super jams per year, as well as ten guest appearances with bands like String Cheese, Twiddle and more. While he wouldn’t tell us the specific value of the endorsement, it was “enough to burn all of my Adidas suits, that’s for sure.”We’ll certainly miss the Adidas days, and hopefully Stoops’ newfound endorsement won’t affect his playing![Via April Fools!]last_img read more

Seejattan sweeps GMR&SC National Race of Champions– wins for Vieira, King

first_imgON a rain-hit Sunday at the South Dakota Circuit, Shan Seejattan picked up wins in the Sport Tuner and Group 2 events of the second National Race of Champions.Shan Seejattan’s Honda CivicSeejattan, driving two Honda Civics, one each in the Sport Tuner and Group Two classes, snagged three wins in the former and two in the latter.Elsewhere, there were superbike wins for Matthew Vieira as well as Lightweight bike wins for Terrance Clarke.In the group four class, Andrew King picked up two wins from as many races while Danny Persaud picked up two wins in the group three.Details in a subsequent edition.last_img

O’Connor in Ireland side for World semi

first_imgThe back-row is comprised of Max Deegan at number 8 and flankers David Aspil and Greg Jones. Jones will be making his fourth start of the Championship.Stephen Kerins will wear the number 9 jersey and will be partnered at half-back by Johnny McPhillips, who scored 18 points in last week’s Georgian win.Conor O’Brien and Shane Daly make up the centre partnership and the back three is comprised of Jacob Stockdale at full-back and Matthew Byrne and Hugo Keenan on the wings.The match, which is being played in the Manchester City Academy Stadium, kicks off at 5.30pm. He retains his place in the second row with captain James Ryan returning to that sector of the side after recovering from the thigh injury that kept him out of the match against Georgia.Coach Nigel Carolan has made a number of other changes to the starting XV.Front-rowers Andrew Porter, Adam McBurney and Ben Betts all return to the starting XV.last_img read more

Cardinals rally to beat Dodgers, take three of four games in series

first_imgCatcher Yasmani Grandal called it “a little rough patch.”Whatever the reason, the Dodgers have lost seven of their last 11 games overall, including five of seven against the St. Louis Cardinals. The latest blow: a 4-2 loss Sunday in which the Dodgers blew a 2-1 lead over the Cardinals in the eighth inning.Juan Nicasio (1-2) was on the mound when all three runs scored. The first scored when right fielder Yasiel Puig let a Matt Holliday line drive dribble under his glove in foul territory and carom around the corner, long enough for Matt Carpenter to score the tying run from first base.The official scorer initially ruled the sequence an error on Puig, then changed it to an RBI triple for Holliday.Whatever the official ruling, the Cardinals seem to have the Dodgers’ number this season. They took three of four games in the series. Three Dodgers, three different explanations.Pitcher Zack Greinke pointed to unfulfilled potential.“The past two weeks,” he said, “we haven’t played our best baseball.”Manager Don Mattingly said the team is “not as consistent as we were early.” The measuring stick separating the two best teams (by record) in the National League may have nudged a bit farther.“We can see what it is we need to do,” Grandal said.Lately, the Dodgers simply need to score more runs.Puig’s miscue might have been the turning point in the game, but it was not the reason the Dodgers lost. They scored six runs in the four-game series, forcing their pitching to be practically perfect. Clayton Kershaw came close Saturday, allowing only one hit in eight innings before Kenley Jansen shut the door.Greinke threw 6 2/3 solid innings Sunday and left in line for the victory. He allowed six hits and only one run, a solo home run by Jhonny Peralta in the sixth inning. Greinke walked only one batter and struck out eight.Left-hander Adam Liberatore retired Kolten Wong to end the seventh inning, then walked Carpenter on five pitches to begin the eighth. Mattingly turned to Nicasio (1-2), a right-handed pitcher, to face the right-handed hitting Holliday. Carpenter might have been held to third base, and possibly second, if Puig had cut Holliday’s line drive off.Instead Carpenter scored and Holliday reached third base. A single by Peralta scored Holliday with the go-ahead run. With two outs, Mark Reynolds doubled in Peralta.Justin Turner drove in both Dodgers runs ‑ Puig in the first inning and Greinke in the third. Puig (2 for 4) and Greinke (2 for 2) each had two of the Dodgers’ seven hits.“I’m pleased with the effort we’re getting and the focus of the guys batting,” Mattingly said. “When you’re not scoring runs you’re going to be disappointed you’re not scoring, but you’re not disappointed with the effort. You’re not giving outs away.”Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick entered the game as part of a double-switch, his first appearance after missing the last three games with a sore left knee.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more