Facebook WhatsApp Email Twitter Previous articleWeekly Limerick Racing News as Cheltenham loomsNext articleTait House plans to create Galvone Social Enterprise Hub Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsCrime & CourtOne man arrested and €45,100 of drugs seized in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 10, 2020 1423 Linkedin Advertisement Print GARDAÍ have arrested a man in his 50s and seized €45,100 of suspected drugs in the Moyross area of Limerick on the 9th March, 2020.As part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Limerick city, Gardaí from the divisional drugs unit in Limerick, assisted by the armed support unit, executed a search warrant at a house in Moyross shortly after 7.30pm.During the course of the search Gardaí seized €42,000 of suspected heroin and €3,100 of tablets believed to be alprazolam. Mobile phones, bags and a weighing scales were also seized. The suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis.A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station. He is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
Apartments under construction in Newstead, Brisbane. The Property Council expects the apartment construction boom to end in the next 12 to 18 months. Picture: Glenn HuntCONFIDENCE in Queensland has hit the second lowest level of all states amid fears not enough was being done to prepare for the end of the apartment boom, the latest ANZ/Property Council survey found. BRISBANE newbies among top winners if super deposits go ahead RBA board singling Brisbane out but the numbers are holding SIGN up to receive all The Courier-Mail real estate news direct to your inbox Property Council Queensland executive director Chris Mountford said the end of the apartment boom was in sight and acting as a handbrake on confidence levels across Queensland.With the end of the mining and gas boom still wreaking havoc on regional centres, Mr Mountford warned the clock was ticking on the replacement for the apartment construction boom too. “The reality is that construction cycle is starting to wind down, when these (current projects) are completed, it’s unlikely that another will kick off to fill the space,” he said.“A year ahead and it’s over. No doubt there’s still a lot of activity going on but we’re certainly starting to see projects come to completion and the earlier trades (used in projects) are already starting to come off.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoProperty Council executive director Chris Mountford in Brisbane’s West End. Picture: Jono Searle.He said in 12 to 18 months the current construction cycle would end and the state needed to get other work ready to go into the future. “We’re really looking to see what the state government will do to lift the level of infrastructure investment across the state. We want to see opportunities for people to look for work in the infrastructure space in particular. The challenge for the current government and the LNP going into the coming election is how are you going to fund that infrastructure. Infrastructure is not just about job creation, it’s about investing in the next wave of project growth.” Apartment under construction in Newstead, Brisbane. The Property Council wants the State Government to focus on ways to fund more infrastructure developments. Picture: Glenn HuntMr Mountford said Queensland also faced the challenge of ensuring a plan was in place to unlock the benefits of the SEQ Regional Plan. He warned that failing to lift infrastructure investment to unlock benefits of the plan could force property supply to tighten and push up prices, citing Sydney as an example.“For decades they (NSW) didn’t invest in infrastructure and there was such a constraint on supply that they’ve had these major price increases. This is about long term positioning for Queensland and ensuring that we have steady supply of affordable property.”The ANZ/Property Council survey saw confidence in Queensland rise four index points over the last quarter, from 123 to 127 (with 100 being neutral) – the worst performance of all states except Western Australia (118), with Victoria at 140 and NSW at 145 index points.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club have spoken to Raheem Sterling’s representatives about a new deal – and insists the winger is happy to stay at Anfield. Press Association Teenage England international Sterling, arguably the Reds’ most impressive performer so far this season, has recently been linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid. The 19-year-old, who joined Liverpool’s academy from QPR in 2010, signed a “long-term” deal with the Merseysiders in 2012. And regarding the situation in terms of fresh contract talks with Sterling, Rodgers says “everything is calm”. The manager, quoted by the Liverpool Echo, said: “It is not a big issue for us. “(Liverpool chief executive) Ian Ayre has spoken to his representatives and is quite relaxed. “The club is dealing with the agent so everything is calm. “The boy is remarkably happy here and there are no secondary thoughts about anything else other than continuing to play for Liverpool. “He still has a lot of growth and for that the best place for him to be is here. “His representatives know that and we as a club respect that so that will get sorted out with time.” Asked if Sterling’s representatives believe Liverpool is the best place for him, Rodgers replied: “I don’t see anything different from that. “His agent is a good agent and understands that this is the perfect place for him.”
Ex-college teammates Todd Gurley and Sony Michel landed with “perfect” teams for them when they were drafted by the Rams and Patriots, according to former Georgia colleague Brendan Douglas.Gurley and Michel, both starting running backs who were drafted in the first round by their respective NFL teams, have returned to the state where they played college football for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. “Sony was quiet when he came in and he’s still a pretty quiet guy. … Todd’s not quiet — as you can probably see,” Douglas told Omnisport. Super Bowl 53: Todd Gurley admits he wasn’t impressed with Sony Michel at first GEORGIA‼️A post shared by Todd Gurley (@tg4hunnid) on Jan 24, 2019 at 3:09pm PST”They’re a lot alike as far as players – explosive, can catch the ball well, and run the ball well. But, as far as personality, Todd was very comfortable and talked a lot.”It’s panned out perfect for both of them. They’re happy where they are and obviously both in the Super Bowl. The cities and the organizations kind of fit their personalities a little bit.”Michel’s coach Bill Belichick would likely have taken a dim view of Gurley’s Instagram post after the Rams’ victory over New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game.He uploaded a photoshopped picture of him swapping shirts with an official after a controversial no-call left the Saints furious.And Douglas insists Gurley was being tongue-in-cheek again this week when he suggested he had to teach Michel to “run and catch” when he first came to Georgia.”He jokes around about it, Sony was good as soon as he came on campus,” Douglas said. “Todd definitely took those young guys under his wing, coached them and helped them out wherever he could.” View this post on Instagram Rams star Gurley was taken 10th in the 2015 NFL Draft, three years before Michel was selected as the 31st pick by the Pats, but the pair were on Georgia’s roster in 2014 when future Cleveland Browns back Nick Chubb was the team’s leading rusher.Douglas was the fourth running back on the depth chart that year and he believes extrovert Gurley was made for the bright lights of LA, while Michel suits the team-first environment in New England. Related News View this post on Instagram A post shared by Todd Gurley (@tg4hunnid) on Jan 20, 2019 at 4:52pm PSTDouglas arrived at Georgia ahead of Gurley’s second campaign, with the future Rams back having accrued over 1,500 yards from scrimmage and scored 17 touchdowns as a freshman.”[He was] the most naturally talented athlete that I’ve ever seen up in person,” Douglas said. “Just being able to be the best player on the field whenever he wants to be … flipping a switch and being the best guy out there.” Gurley was uncharacteristically quiet on the field in the victory over the Saints, but Douglas believes one of his former college colleagues will have a huge impact in Super Bowl 53.”They’ve played important roles all season,” he said. “Both of them have the chance to have a big game.”If somebody plans on running the ball a lot, that guy’s going to have a big game.”