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One man arrested and €45,100 of drugs seized in Limerick

first_imgFacebook 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 center_img 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.last_img read more

Museums of Native culture wrestle with decolonizing

first_img First-year student, a Native American, promises herself to blaze trail for others Related Growing up in Maine as a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, Chris Newell used to visit the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, which showcases the history and culture of the Native peoples of Maine. But he remembers being struck by the way the institution told the story of his community.“As a young Native person walking into that museum, I can you tell you that the voice of the museum would speak to me, a Passamaquoddy child, as if I didn’t exist,” said Newell, who in February became the first member of the Wabanaki Nations, which comprises the Maliseet, Micmac, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy, to run the 94-year-old Abbe. “That’s an experience I don’t want my children to have. I want the living Native voices of our peoples to be there as well.”A leading advocate for decolonizing museums, Newell spoke at a Wednesday discussion, “Reimagining Museums: Disruption and Change,” presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with the Harvard University Native American Program, and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.Museums have long been colonial institutions, but over the past decade, academics and activists have called for them to change their practices, embrace a more inclusive, honest, and morally complex narrative of history, and become agents of social justice. The calls have become stronger and more urgent amid a national reckoning over race and a racial justice movement, said Castle McLaughlin, Museum Curator of North American Ethnography at the Peabody Museum, who moderated the event.Panelists stressed the importance for museums to undo their legacy and the narratives most of them still use in telling the stories of Indigenous people as if they are “a thing of the past,” which contributes to the dehumanization of Native peoples and helps render them both voiceless and invisible. “As a young Native person walking into that museum, I can you tell you that the voice of the museum would speak to me, a Passamaquoddy child, as if I didn’t exist.” — Chris Newell,Lorén Spears, a member of the Narragansett Nation and the executive director of the Tomaquag Museum in Rhode Island, spoke of how European and American colonization, driven by greed and entitlement, led to museums becoming places to “preserve the past” and play the role of gatekeepers, choosing which stories to tell and how they were going to be told. In many cases, Spears said, museums embedded in Euro-centric values told stories that were inaccurate, perpetuated misconceptions and stereotypes about Native cultures, and lacked Indigenous voices.At the Tomaquag museum, Rhode Island’s only Indigenous museum, exhibits are presented from a first-person perspective and don’t follow a linear timeline to stress the fact that Indigenous people are still present in the lands they and their forebears have occupied for centuries. “We didn’t just die off in 1675,” said Spears. “We’ve been here all along.”But the effort to create equity in representation within museums and give voice to communities to tell their own stories is hard, said Spears. “I’ve even had people come to me saying, ‘Oh, you’re rewriting history,’” she said. “No, we’re not rewriting history. We’re including the history that was already there but that has been erased in the sanitized history we were given.”This year’s racial and social justice movements make Spears and Native activists feel hopeful. Many have been invited to join the boards of cultural institutions to make them more inclusive and representative.At the Peabody, founded in 1866 with a mandate to chronicle the cultural history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, efforts to rethink the role of the museum are already in place under the concept of “ethical stewardship.”“We are stewarding collections rather than owning collections,” said Jane Pickering, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of the Peabody Museum, during the panel. “And we’re making that idea foundational to everything that we do both behind the scenes and in our galleries and programs. We are intentionally trying to recognize the rights of all the heritage stakeholders, descendant communities, indigenous communities, and building relationships with communities.” “We are stewarding collections rather than owning collections.” — Jane Pickering, director of the Peabody Museum Staying grounded For Native Americans, COVID-19 is ‘the worst of both worlds at the same time’ For Native Americans, a duo representscenter_img Law School students want to blaze trails for those who will follow As part of that effort, the Peabody Museum recently launched the virtual exhibit “Listening to Wampanoag Voices: Beyond 1620,” in which tribal members reflect on collections spanning the 17th to 20th centuries at the institution.Pickering also talked about the colonial legacy of the Peabody and how it is trying to transform itself to respond to demands for equity and inclusion.“It’s really a time of profound change for all museums, as we grapple with being colonial institutions,” said Pickering. “We’ve benefited enormously from imperialist and colonial activities. We can see that colonialism has driven what was collected, how we collected, the language we use in our database to document collections of past exhibitions, and how collections were used in teaching.”Pickering noted that tribal museums such as the Abbe and the Tomaquag represent an inspiration to other institutions as they fundamentally rethink their purpose and adopt a change of focus from collections to communities. Virus takes disproportionate toll on tribes’ health and economy, Harvard experts say The value of a tribal museum is that it’s “unapologetically Native,” said Newell, and offers a “home within a home” to Native peoples in Maine. But other museums need to update their 19th-century model to help empower Indigenous communities and ensure the well-being of all citizens.“What I always tell people is that no matter what happened in history, as hard as some of it is, it is how we got here,” said Newell. “If we do not learn those lessons, we’re not going to do well going forward. We’re all here now, and we all have to figure out how to steward this land, especially in the state of Maine. We’ve got to learn how to steward that land together so that it’s sustainable, so we’re here for the next 12,000 years.”last_img read more

EURO 2020: More than half of the fans plan to travel to watch their team’s matches

first_imgEuropean fans are preparing for the trip next summer Which European nation has the most optimistic fans?  Cover photo: Booking.com Given that matches will be played in 12 countries next summer, more than half of the fans surveyed (56%) confirm that they plan to travel both outside and inside the country to watch their team’s matches. The same is claimed by 63% of fans from Croatia. Despite only 16% of fans from Denmark believing that their team will win a major international tournament, 61% are preparing to travel inside and outside the country to watch their team’s matches.  After a series of painful relegations from the tournament and a stumble against the Czech Republic in European Championship qualifiers, English fans are the most nervous nation in general during the draw, with one in three (35%) fans feeling uneasy about their team’s success. And while nearly a third of fans (32%) think their team can make it to the very end of next year’s big international tournament, just over 1 in 10 (11%) admit they think they will never see their team win a big international tournament.  Spanish fans have high expectations of their team. More than 1/3 of Spanish fans (36%) admit that they feel nervous before the draw for the competition, but are not afraid to support their team with 59% of fans – the highest percentage of all European fans surveyed – who believe their team can leave to the end and win a big competition.  Croatia has the most optimistic fans among all participants surveyed before the draw, with more than two-thirds (67%) feeling filled with hope before the draw for the big tournament, and an impressive 45% are confident they will win the big tournament in the next few years. 97% of football fans from Croatia think so that the Croatian football team will win one of the international competitions during their lifetime. European football fans are so eager to travel to watch their team at the big tournament that almost a quarter (24%) of European football fans between the ages of 18 and 34 admit to canceling their honeymoon to watch their team live while winning a major international tournament, and the same goes for 9% of fans from Croatia. Also, more than a quarter of respondents (26%) say they would be happy to spend a lot more money on a sporting event than on a honeymoon trip, the same goes for 21% of fans from Croatia.  Interestingly, just two days ago, Airbnb signed a $ 500 million contract and became an official partner of the 2028 Olympics, while as stated in this article, Booking.com is the official partner of the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship.  Booking.com, has recently become an official partner of the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship in the accommodation and attractions segment. Let the global game for every tourist begin. 35% of football fans in Europe believe that their team can reach the very end “2020 will be an exciting year for sports – from the UEFA EURO 2020 European Championship in Europe to other global competitions in Japan and Australia. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to explore the world and the fact that a quarter of European fans aged 18-34 confirm they would travel just to watch their favorite team’s game, we are excited to have worked with UEFA to play our part in this to provide fans with the best possible experience as they travel to watch one of the matches. That includes simply booking the perfect accommodation and discovering everything I can do in each of the host cities. ” pointed out Arjan Dijk, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing at Booking com. An incredible 27% of football fans even admitted that they would not mind losing their job if it meant that they could be at the stadium and watch their team perform in the historic final, and 16% of Croatian fans think the same.    An impressive 58% of football fans in Germany feel optimistic ahead of the draw for the championship groups. However, after all but unconvincing performance in the final tournament of the UEFA League of Nations in which they lost to angry rivals French and Dutch, less than a third of fans (29%) believe that their team can win the upcoming tournament, and 24% believe that their the team will not win any tournament even in the next 10 years. The results reveal an expected astonishing level of optimism across the continent, with 35% of football fans in Europe believing that their team can reach the very end and lift the trophy in a future competition, bringing us exciting moments ahead of UEFA EURO 2020 ™ . Fans from Croatia are even more optimistic, so 45% of them believe that the Croatian team will win the football championship.  Photo: HNS Research shows that fans in the Netherlands think that the UEFA EURO 2020 European Championship ™ may be too much for the Dutch chosen species. Despite a positive campaign in the UEFA League of Nations final tournament, in which the team reached the final, only 17% of respondents believe that their team can win any of the upcoming competitions. However, almost half as many Dutch fans (33%) believe their team will win some major international competition in the next four years.  Nearly 40% of football fans believe their team can win the tournament compared to 32% among male fans, and despite years of ups and downs, the older generation is still the most optimistic when it comes to their team’s prospects, with 37% of football fans in Europe over the age of 65 supports his team. France’s status as a favorite ahead of the competition is reflected in the expectation of their fan base as more than half of the fans (51%) are optimistic ahead of the draw and a third (33%) believe the French can go a step further and lift the trophy. Most of the team that finished second in the European Championship UEFA EURO 2016 ™ is still there, and with numerous dynamic reinforcements, experts seem to agree that it will be extremely difficult to beat them this time.   Just around the upcoming European Football Championship, Booking.com conducted a survey among 7.500 football fans in 11 European markets; Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Sweden, ahead of next week’s draw for the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship, exploring what fans expect from this big competition next summer. Photo: UEFAlast_img read more

SB : Early-season wins over elite teams give Syracuse confidence heading into NCAA tournament

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ At Syracuse’s NCAA tournament selection show viewing party inside the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, head coach Leigh Ross polled each of her players about where they thought they’d end up.Georgia native Lisaira Daniels and Florida native Kelly Saco hoped to play close to home for SU’s regional round of the tournament. And after winning 40 games this season, both players thought their team earned the right to play on the East Coast and closer to Syracuse.‘No one voted for Arizona,’ Saco said of Ross’ viewing party poll. ‘Nobody thought we’d have to head out West again.’The selection committee gave Saco and her teammates a big surprise when it sent the Orange (40-14) to Tempe, Ariz. to begin its third straight NCAA tournament. SU will face Long Beach State (28-23) at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, then LIU Brooklyn and the tournament’s third-seeded team, Arizona State (46-7), in the double elimination regional round.Ross said she couldn’t help but note how her team was ‘getting a fresh start.’ SU’s regular season started in Tempe when it played in the Kajikawa Classic tournament from Feb. 10 to Feb 12.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile players might not like the travel, Ross said they should like how SU’s ‘second season’ begins right where its first one did. And this time, SU is prepared for postseason play.‘We won 40 games, we earned a spot in the tournament, and we’re going back to Arizona as a better team with more experience,’ said Ross.Syracuse started earning that experience when it last played in Tempe at the Kajikawa Classic in mid-February. SU routed smaller schools like Cal State Northridge and McNeese State by scoring double-digit runs in mercy-rule victories.The Orange couldn’t keep up with the tournament’s best teams, though. Pac-12 powerhouses Arizona and California handed the Orange its first two losses of the season.That trend continued two weeks later. In Palm Springs, Calif. for the Cathedral Classic tournament, SU dropped three games. Two of those losses were to Arizona and UCLA, which are two dominant Pac-12 softball schools.But after seeing three of the nation’s best teams early on, the Orange upset three ranked teams at its next tournament. Ross called it a turning point in SU’s young season. The Orange made adjustments, fixed what wasn’t working against its Pac-12 opponents and beat quality teams on a national stage.Daniels said the non-conference tournament schedule helps SU’s confidence heading into postseason play.‘In most of those games, we weren’t getting routed,’ said Daniels. ‘We stuck with them. So that gave us confidence heading in to the next tournament when we beat teams like Baylor and Michigan and it’ll give us confidence again heading out there again.’That early season schedule also gave her team an unexpected advantage, Saco said. SU knew it wouldn’t be hosting an NCAA tournament game because of the small size of Skytop Softball Stadium.Instead of playing weaker opponents that were closer to Syracuse, SU traveled more to play better teams. And in doing so, Saco said her teammates learned how to mentally prepare for tough games on the road.‘If there’s one thing this team can do, it’s travel well,’ said Saco. ‘We’ve been to California. We’ve been to Florida three times. And we play a Big East schedule that has us going to Indiana and Illinois. I think we’ve learned how to play big on the road this season.’SU is 12-3 on the road this season. Only the selection show’s tournament bracket should surprise Ross’ team when it returns to Tempe on Friday.‘This team and this team’s schedule,’ Ross said, ‘were both built to play in this postseason.’[email protected]center_img Published on May 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

Today’s local club action

first_imgGrangemockler Davins are taking on Killenaule in the second South Tipp semi-final in Fethard GAA Park, that match gets underway at 12. And in the South Tipp A semi-finals Moyle Rovers take on Ballyporeen at two o’clock in Clonmel Sportsfield, with Clonmel Commericals are up against Cahir/Fr Sheehys in Ardfinnan at half four. The Johnny Ryan Cup quarter final between Portroe and Drom-AN-Inch throws-in at 5 o’clock in Portroe.And the Jim Devitt Cup quarter-final will see Kildangan take on Kilruane Mac Donaghs in Puckane at half five. Finally, the County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup has Nenagh Éire Óg up against Moycarkey-Borrisin Littleton 5 o’clock. The Mid Under 21 A football semi-final sees JK Brackens come up against Loughmore-Castleiney in Templemore. While the South Tipp Under 21 B football semi-final sees Ardfinnan do battle with Kilsheelan/Kilcash.All those games throw-in at half four. last_img read more

Why does the Accra Stadium pitch look like a yam patch?

first_imgOn the surface and from a distance, it looks green. But even then, it looks like a giant fork has been used to scrape sections off it.And Asamoah Gyan is not happy with the state of Ghana’s national stadium with days to their first 2017 Afcon qualifier. “The pitch was not good enough. It made even ball control very difficult,” he said  “But I believe our target was met and we’re happy to go into the main encounter against Mauritius in good spirit.” The Black Stars defeated Togo 1-0 in a friendly on Monday. Bernard Mensah, on his debut, scored a 30-yard goal in a game where Mubarak Wakaso was sent off. But the pitch resembled a spruced potato patch.  ‘Cash came late’ “We only got funding to buy the fertilizer and other things on Friday,” said Frank Boahene, who is in charge of maintaining the pitch, which had almost collapsed a month ago (pictured).”We took the water level and all only in the last few days. I admit the optimal thing would have been to start a few weeks ago.”Speaking to Joy Sports Track, Boahene expressed optimism that by kickoff on Sunday, the facility will be in even better condition for the qualifier. However, he was quick to urge authorities to be more pro-active in getting funding on time for such important national engagements. Another potential problem that could affect the surface is rain –  Ghana’s capital has seen a lot of it in the past week. 150 people died in flooding and fire related disasters last Wednesday.  “We are working on all such potential situations so that the ground can take an appreciable amount of water on the day,” the contractor assured. Gyan’s fears may be founded also the fact that apart from the daily training sessions ahead of the qualifier, the local top flight is slated to have a big game on Saturday between Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics.’Owners can’t cope’The National Sports Authority has notoriously laboured to maintain not just the pitch but the entire stadium. The problem has mostly been due to a lack of access to needed funding.Joy Sports checks showed that the washrooms are in a poor state, while the electronic scoreboard does not work altogether. Officials, who did not want to be quoted, said everything possible is being done to get all the facilities up to speed before this weekend’s qualifier. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more