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Two held in connection with cocaine seizure

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first_imgPrint Facebook Linkedin Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img TWO people remain in custody after gardai stopped a car with two people on the outskirts of Gort, Co Galway this Tuesday in which half a million euro worth of drugs were seized. The haul is as a result of a joint operation between the Garda National Drugs Unit, Galway Gardai, and Revenue’s Customs Service. It is part of investigations into organised crime gangs in Limerick and Galway.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the course of the search, seven kilos of cocaine (subject to analysis) with an estimated street value of €500,000 were seized. Two people were arrested a male 39yrs and a 24 yr old female. Both are being detained in Galway Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended.As part of a follow up operation Gardai searched two houses in Moycullen, Co.Galway.€100,000 in cash was recovered in one of the houses.The two people arrested in relation to the drugs seizure remain in custody and the operation is on going. Email NewsLocal NewsTwo held in connection with cocaine seizureBy admin – November 2, 2010 516 Previous articleStork celebrates 90 Years at the heart of home bakingNext articleChamber back Brosnan report adminlast_img read more

Holiday Inn, Hairspray Live! & More to Perform at Macy’s Parade

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first_imgThe cast of ‘Holiday Inn'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Halloween is over and it’s time to come off of that sugar high and start thinking turkey and a parade of early morning Broadway performances. The 90th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off the holiday season later this month, and as always, it promises to offer appearances from Broadway’s best.Among those performing as part of the parade are the casts of Holiday Inn, the Broadway revival of Cats, NBC’s forthcoming Hairspray Live! and—as is the case every year—the Radio City Rockettes, who begin performances in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on November 11. More performances from Broadway productions will be announced at a later date.Additional participants in this year’s parade include Hamilton Tony nominee Christopher Jackson, Tony Bennett, Daya, Sandra Lee, Sarah McLachlan, Regina Spektor and the cast of Sesame Street.The 90th annual event, hosted by The Today Show’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker, will be broadcast on NBC on November 24. View Commentslast_img read more

Flora V. Clift

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first_imgFlora V. Clift, 84, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, formerly of Dillsboro passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Masonic Home in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Flora was born Saturday, November 17, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Joe and Maggie (Neal) King.  She married Fred A. Clift April 27, 1953 and he preceded her in death March 22, 1996.  Flora was a homemaker and raised 8 children.  She was a former member of the Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio, loved her family, going to auctions with her husband and loved animals.Flora is survived by sons: Gary (Debbie) Clift of Blue Ash, OH, Richard (Danette) Clift of Pendleton, KY, Michael (Marcella) Clift of Williamstown, KY, Fred (Rhonda) Clift of Andersonville, TN; daughters: Donna Borieo of Corbin, KY, Deborah (Jim) Peters of Oldenburg, IN, Brenda Norman of Lawrenceburg, KY and Rebecca (Mark) Gibson of Batesville, IN; brothers Wiley, Robert and Dewey King; sisters; Mary Kennedy and Beulah Courter; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, her parents, 1 son Johnny Ray Clift in 1961, Grandaughter Amanda Lee Peters; 3 brothers and 4 sisters.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Steve O’Brien officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 5-8 PM Monday, April 8 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Flora to the Ripley County animal shelter.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12287 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480.  You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Healthy Kemp, Ramirez, Ethier would have made a difference for Dodgers

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first_imgWithout him, it was a death knell.And the Cardinals pitchers took full advantage, skillfully pitching around Gonzalez, the remaining big bat in the lineup, toying with Puig, whose inexperience showed in the NLCS, and attacking the lesser hitters around them.Give the Cardinals credit, to be sure. Rookie pitcher Michael Wacha was sensational while out dueling Kershaw twice in the NLCS, including Friday night’s Game 6 in which Wacha shut down the Dodgers over seven scoreless innings.But keep in mind Wacha would be dealing with a very different Dodgers lineup had Kemp, Ramirez and Ethier been healthy.That isn’t an excuse, its reality.But while Kemp’s injury was huge — as was the fractured rib suffered by Ramirez in Game 1 — it wasn’t the only issue messing with the Dodgers.It’s almost ironic, looking back, that we all wondered how Dodgers manager Don Mattingly would handle a pitching rotation consisting of capable starters Chad Billingsley, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chris Capuano, Ted Lilly, Aaron Harang, Josh Beckett Greinke and Kershaw last spring.The embarrassment of riches were so ample the Dodgers traded Harang at the start of the season, and even then we wondered how Mattingly would squeeze so many starters into five spots. As we would soon find out, what seemed like a strength soon vanished before our very eyes as one by one, pitchers went down with injuries.Billingsley never made it out of spring training. Lilly and Beckett couldn’t make it through the season. And Capuano dealt with injuries all season.By May, in fact, the Dodgers were looking for pitching — which is why Ricky Nolasco was acquired from the Miami Marlins.And by October, injury and ineffectiveness sent the Dodgers into the postseason with just two certainties in the rotation — Greinke and Kershaw.And that had an affect on the on their psyche and plans as Mattingly continually toyed with the idea of rushing Kershaw and Greinke back to the mound on short rest.It’s debatable how much of an influence it had on the Dodgers, but it’s never good when you are continually in scramble mode trying to identify able starters.In contrast, St. Louis never flinched while running out their starting pitchers, the confidence oozing from the Cardinals they could deal with the Dodgers no matter who took the hill.Moving forward, for the Dodgers to take the next step to the World Series more capable starters is a must.It will be interesting to see what Billingsley can offer next season. Beckett too, with 2014 being the final year of his contract.But the Dodgers can ill afford to cross their fingers and hope they can both be reliable. That is a recipe for disaster behind Kershaw, Greinke and Ryu.Aside from injuries and the lack of starting pitching by the end of the season, the Dodgers also suffered from a personality disorder in the playoffs.Simply put, they were too nice.When Ramirez went down in Game 1 with a fastball to the side of his gut, the Dodgers barely raised an eyebrow while praising the Cardinals class and dignity.And that was the wrong move.Whether the Cardinals intentionally hit Ramirez or not is immaterial.The opportunity to show St. Louis who was boss, to put some fear in the Cardinals mind was completely squandered.Mattingly is a growing manager with a pleasant disposition and perhaps this will be a learning point for him, but he needed to attack the Cardinals integrity and intentions in no uncertain terms and rally his players around their injured teammate.Because it absolutely wasn’t acceptable Ramirez was drilled in the ribs with a fastball. And someone needed to pay the price for that misdeed. And Mattingly and the Dodgers needed to make that very clear.Same thing goes for the backlash the Dodgers got from the Cardinals for celebrating too much on the base paths.Worry about your own club, should have been the immediate response. If we want to meringue along the base paths after every hit we’re going to do it, and if you don’t like it, do something about it. And if you do, be prepared to deal with twice as much from us in return.Instead, the Dodgers laughed it off while letting the Cardinals own the notion they were nothing more than a team of glitzy Hollywood show-offs rather than a hard-nosed ball club prepared to grind it out right along with them. Maybe the Dodgers will learn from their mistakes and understand it’s OK to be the bad guy in the playoffs.Maybe they will be a healthier team from beginning to end next year.And maybe they will reach into the free agent or trade market to acquire another stable pitching arm.But those are tasks for another day.For now, injuries, starting pitching and mindset areas that short changed the Dodgers playoff hopes.If you want to analyze what went wrong, this is where it starts. If you want to analyze what went wrong for the Dodgers, Kemp is as good a place to start as any.From beginning to end, be it due to injuries or ineffectiveness, Kemp was never really a factor this year for the Dodgers, the fatal blow being dealt on the final weekend of the season when the former All-Star centerfielder was officially ruled out of the playoffs due to an ankle so fragile it was in danger of breaking if pushed too hard.That the Dodgers still managed to win their division and advance to the National League Championship series without him is a testament to the pitching brilliance of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke, the leadership and steadiness of Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez, the bolt of lightning provided by Cuban rookie Yasiel Puig and solid role play from A.J. Ellis, Mark Ellis, Juan Uribe, Skip Schumaker, Nick Punto and Jerry Hairston Jr.But when it got right down to it, Kemp’s loss was felt far more than anyone could have imagined, especially when the St. Louis Cardinals put a 96-mph fastball into the ribs of Ramirez to render the Dodgers best hitter useless in the NLCS.With Kemp, maybe the Dodgers overcome the loss of Ramirez and the limited effectiveness of Andre Ethier, himself the victim of an ankle injury. ST. LOUIS >> Matt Kemp zipped through the Dodgers clubhouse recently offering excuse me’s and coming troughs and pardon me’s along the way.He wasn’t walking. He wasn’t running.In fact, he wasn’t even on two feet.Kemp was kneeling on a motor scooter, his injured left ankle still too hurt to support him.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Mitch Dietz Named to Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30 List

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first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty Pictured from Left, Mike Fischer, Coldwell Banker Chief Operating Officer, Mitch Dietz, Sean Blankenship, Coldwell Banker Chief Marketing Officer, and Budge Huskey, Coldwell Banker Chief Executive OfficerMitch Dietz, a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty in Olympia, was recently named to the prestigious Coldwell Banker Real Estate 30 Under 30 list.  This represents the top young real estate professionals worldwide. The Coldwell Banker organization honored Mitch at their international Generation Blue Experience in Chicago, Ill. in September.Mitch, 27, was honored for his successful service to clients, innovative use of mobile technology, and his commitment to the community. He is also active with several local charities and organizations including the Hands on Children’s Museum, Concern for Animals and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of SW Washington. Mitch has been affiliated with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty since 2010.last_img read more

Who will the Raiders play in 2019 preseason and where?

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first_imgThe Raiders announced their 2019 preseason schedule Tuesday morning, and it includes one nationally televised game and a matchup at an undetermined neutral site.The Raiders begin the preseason hosting the defending Super Bowl runner-up Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland Coliseum before visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. PST on ESPN. The Cardinals own the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and that matchup could pit the Raiders against rookie quarterback Kyler Murray if …last_img read more

Reyes impressed by Fil-Nigerian Edu: ‘Unbelievable’

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first_imgSan Beda thwarts Teodoro, JRU to advance to Filoil finals Unfortunately, Reyes has already submitted his shortlist to the tournament organizers and left the Fil-Nigerian prospect out of it.READ: Fil-Nigerian Edu soaks in chance to train with GilasFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 17-year-old also must return to England to prepare for his studies after representing the Philippine team in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 Under-18 World Cup in Chengdu, China from June 28 to July 2.Aside from his skills, what impressed Reyes the most about Edu was his maturity and attitude at his age. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PHcenter_img “We really like him. We’ve been eyeing him for a long time and now that we have a chance to work with him, we love him even more,” the outspoken mentor said. “He’s very focused, serious, and very coachable. It’s hard to find the level of seriousness and maturity on a 17-year-old.“Though he rued the missed opportunity to coach Edu for the invitational tourney, Reyes could only smile as he looks forward to the future of the national team.“We’re very excited for AJ. We’re very, very happy to have him,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire AJ Edu. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes could only gush over the potential of AJ Edu after two practices with the men’s national team.“Unbelievable,” he said of the 6-foot-10 prodigy. “I want to bring him to the Jones Cup if I could.”ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READlast_img read more

Ritu Bhatia on making a splash to fight a disease

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first_imgIt’s been a strange fortnight, during which images of dripping wet people have appeared regularly in the media. Torrential rains? Floods? Colourless Holi? A closer look at the pictures reveal that the subjects are actually pouring water over their own heads as part of the ‘Ice bucket challenge’, a health campaign that has taken social media by storm since August 7. Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and Taylor Swift joined thousands of Americans in dumping freezing cold water over their heads to raise awareness of ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a debilitating genetic disorder.The game began when a Boston college baseball star suffering from ALS posted a video of himself on Facebook to raise money for the cause. Players were given 24 hours to either pour a bucket of ice-cold water on their heads on camera, or donate $100 for the cause to a charity. The campaign went viral. So far, $15.6 million has been raised for ALS, and charities say this shivery endeavour has been a “game changer” for the disease.Bill Gates poured a bucket of ice cold water over his head to raise awareness about ALS disease. The success of the Ice bucket challenge reflects the power of the social media in raising public awareness of health issues: Facebook, Twitter, blogs and mobile texting are ideal platforms for health promotion and agencies are quickly waking up to their potential to rally support for health causes among a broader audience.At one time, sporting a tiny pink or red ribbon was enough. Pink stood for breast cancer and red for HIV/AIDS, and whosoever displayed a ribbon of either colour was considered a health advocate. Today, this kind of gesture would be lost in the cesspool of messages that inundate us. No wonder health promotion campaigns are moving beyond the traditional broadcasting of public service announcements. Bold, creative and entertaining ways of raising awareness about a cause are required to claim the attention of the public and social media are central to campaigns. With over one billion users, Facebook is the ideal forum for dissemination of health information, from updates about epidemics like the Ebola virus, information about flu vaccination, or tips about preventable health issues.advertisementExperts say that the social network has a powerful influence on people’s response to health issues. Using one’s Facebook status to raise awareness about issues is a popular strategy. This has been used by breast cancer charities in a playful manner with a campaign in which women wrote their bra colour in their status, as a way of educating people.Oprah Winfrey is another celebrity who took part in the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge.The #nomakeupselfie was also big hit in the UK earlier this year, and began when women posted pictures of themselves without makeup on Twitter and Facebook, urging their friends to do the same.The theme was cancer awareness and a host of celebrities that included Beyonc and Rihanna posted selfies and pledged donations to cancer charities, urging others to follow suit by texting a message to a number that collected three pounds per message for Cancer Research UK. The Oscar selfie that went viral may have fuelled the enormous response to the no makeup selfie campaign, which collected over eight million pounds for cancer.Sadly, India centric social media campaigns haven’t really made their presence felt in the sphere of public health. All we have at the moment are advertisements directed at consumers on Facebook by healthcare companies and insipid status updates by agencies working in healthcare.Twitter, so far, has also been highly underutilised to promote such causes.The longer we ignore the reach of social media, the further we will fall in our efforts to raise awareness about health issues of national importance. Public health lobbies need to deliberate on ways to use the social media effectively. Some issues that must be addressed are: Who is the audience? What impact is sought, what changes in behaviour/outcomes can be expected?How should messages be designed for maximum impact?The leverage offered by the social network is immense. If an advertiser can get a message in front of you based on your surfing habits within seconds of you clicking on a webpage, imagine the potential that exists for a strategically placed health message.The rising popularity of veg eggsWe shouldn’t have to wait too long before this hits the shelves here. The idea of eggless mayonnaise would excite vegetarians and a variety called Just Mayo that hit the US market eight months ago, has drawn the attention of businessmen and chefs alike for its market potential and delicious flavour. What sets this mayonnaise apart is that it has been made with a plant product called the “eggless egg” instead of eggs, created by a San Francisco company called Hampton Creek.This vegetarian egg contains ground peas, sorghum etc. and can be used as an egg substitute for any product at all, from mayonnaise to cakes and cookies. And guess what else? Eggless eggs are actually more nutritious and cost less than regular eggs. In fact, plant based substitutes may soon replace fats and sugars too.advertisementPower of the peelDon’t toss away the peel of the lemon you have just squeezed the juice from. Lemon peels contain 5-10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself and are packed with compounds such as salvestrol Q40 and limonene, which fight cancerous cells. Eating peel also offers protection against osteoporosis, decreases cholesterol levels and minimises the risk of developing high BP. So grate the peel and sprinkle it on salads and other foods instead of discarding it.Spotlight on suicideActor Robin Williams was famously quoted as saying, “You’re only given a little spark of madness! Don’t lose it.” The recent tragedy of Williams’ suicide has left the world reeling, and it’s hard to imagine that someone with his ability to make people laugh was actually battling depression.Mental illness is often invisible, largely because of the stigma attached to it. This makes it harder to tackle one of its disastrous consequences, suicide, which is the eighth highest cause of deaths in the world. Over one lakh people in India commit suicide every year.According to a 2013 report entitled Crime in India, there has been a 21.6 per cent rise in the number in the past decade. The top reasons cited are family problems and illness followed by poor mental health and addictions. But suicides are preventable and experts say that raising awareness about the causes is essential. “We need to develop a national suicide prevention strategy,” says Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Dept of Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare.last_img read more