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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

European offshore wind capacity up 18% in 2018

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first_imgEuropean offshore wind capacity up 18% in 2018 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:European offshore wind capacity grew by 18 percent in 2018, according to statistics from trade body WindEurope. Europe installed 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore capacity, with 15 new offshore wind farms coming online.Breaking the figures down, the U.K. and Germany led the way, accounting for 85 percent of the region’s new capacity. The U.K. installed 1.3 GW, while Germany was responsible for 969 megawatts (MW). Overall, Europe’s total offshore capacity now stands at 18.5 GW.WindEurope added that the “size and scale” of offshore wind in Europe was continuing to rise, with the average size of new turbines installed in 2018 hitting 6.8 MW, a 15 percent increase compared to 2017.Europe is now home to 105 offshore wind farms including the world’s largest, Walney Extension. Officially opened in September 2018, it is located in the Irish Sea, has a total capacity of 659 MW and generates electricity for almost 600,000 homes. The facility uses 87 turbines – 40 MHI-Vestas 8.25 MW turbines and 47 Siemens Gamesa 7 MW turbines – and covers an area equal to roughly 20,000 soccer pitches.Europe’s offshore wind statistics come in the same week that the Global Wind Energy Council announced that North, Central and South America installed 11.9 GW of wind power capacity in 2018. This represents an increase of 12 percent compared to 2017, with total installed wind capacity for the Americas now standing at 135 GW.More: Offshore wind capacity in Europe increased by 18 percent last yearlast_img read more

Reports of Active Shooter at Naval Air Station Pensacola

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first_imgEscambia County Sheriffs Office as of 7:15 a.m. there is an active shooter at NAS Pensacola. There are reports of injuries. We are working to gather more information and will bring it to you as soon as it is available.Baptist Hospital confirms that five currently patients are in their care.A resident who lives in the neighborhood says she learned about the incident after receiving an all-call. She says the all-call advised everyone to get somewhere safe and that the base is under lockdown.last_img read more

Ashgold beat WAFA to win first league title in 19 years

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first_imgAshantigold are Ghana champions again, it is official.It’s all celebrations in the mining city of Obuasi after Bashiru Hayford’s side defeated WAFA 1-0 at the Len Clay Stadium on Sunday afternoon to confirm their first league title since 1996.With a mere one match to go for all 16 Ghanaian top flight sides, Ashgold have guaranteed they will be crowned champions after notching three points that consolidated the 4-point advantage they had at the top of the standings ahead of the Match Day 29 fixtures this afternoon.Ashantigold now have 52 points and cannot be caught by second placed Aduana Stars who are now six points behind after only drawing at home to New Edubiase today.Ashgold were the first club to win the Ghana league when it went professional in 1993/94 and defended it twice in 1995 and 1996 but have not come close to a 4th title until now.Now Coach Bashiru Hayford who previously won the league with Asante Kotoko, dethrones the Kumasi side with Ashantigold and his personal second league title. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more