Limerick TD calls for Garda taskforces in every county to deal…

first_imgTwitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The man was arrested near Colbert Station with the loaded gunA SPECIAL garda taskforce in every county is needed to clear over 32,000 outstanding arrest warrants, a Limerick TD has said.Figures provided by the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee show that there were 32,564 outstanding warrants nationally at the start of this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The figures suggest there is a hole in garda resources, according to Independent TD Richard O’Donoghue.“We haven’t got enough in our garda force, we haven’t enough of a targeted police force, and these figures are gong to be higher due to COVID-19, because all of our garda resources have been put into manning roads and COVID patrols,” said Deputy O’Donoghue.Almost two thirds of the country’s outstanding warrants (21,343) relate to the Dublin Metropolitan Region, while Cork had the second highest number (1,509), followed by Limerick (989), Cavan/Monaghan (892), and Kildare (868).“The only way we can deal with this issue is a garda taskforce, and every county should have (one) to deal with the issue, set up specifically to deal with especially the more serious warrants involving hardened criminals that are not appearing in the courts, not turning up, and are not being dealt with properly.”“It’s taking years upon years for people to be brought in front of the courts for serious crimes, but for minor offences, such as a speeding ticket or parking tickets, or whatever, they’re been put through the courts, and the more challenging cases that are putting communities at risk are not getting the priority that they need, and the reason being that we don’t have a large enough garda force.”Deputy O’Donghue said criminal were focussing on rural areas “because they know they have a wider area and they’d want to be unlucky to be caught because the resources are not in the counties”.“Its not the garda’s fault, it’s the same as everything else in this country, the investment is towards the Dublin area and highly populated areas, and when you work out along the regions of all those counties like Limerick, we are getting crumbs; we are not getting the garda resources that we need, we are not even getting the garda vehicles that we need, and gardai are not getting up to date equipment.”Deputy O’Donoghue described the amount of outstanding warrants as “frightening” and he urged the Minister for Justice “to prioritize the arrest of these individuals”.In a written response to the Limerick TD, Minister McEntee said “the Garda Commissioner is, by law, responsible for the administration and business of An Garda Síochána, including the allocation of Garda resources in respect of identified operational demands; as Minister, I have no direct role in these decisions”.“As the Deputy will appreciate, difficulties in relation to the execution of warrants, including bench warrants, are a long-standing issue for many police services around the world; notably relating to persons actively seeking to evade detection and where limited identification information might be available to support enforcement. I am assured, however, that An Garda Síochána execute warrants as expeditiously as possible, giving priority to the execution of warrants relating to serious crimes.” Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin LimerickNewsLimerick TD calls for Garda taskforces in every county to deal with 32,564 outstanding warrantsBy David Raleigh – March 1, 2021 894 center_img Previous articleAer Lingus announces temporary lay-offs at ShannonNext articleGardai investigating death of man in Limerick river David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

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Chili and tall tales a good match for Harrell

first_img Email the author By Jaine Treadwell When Michael Reno Harrell tells people that he’s a storyteller, 99 percent of the time they’ll say, “Oh, you’re a librarian” or “Oh, you work with children.”Harrell, who performed at the Brundidge Historical Society’s annual Chili Country Christmas event at the We Piddle Around Theater Thursday and Friday nights, laughingly, said folks don’t know that storytelling is a profession just like a mechanic, a doctor, a long hauler or a long, winded preacher.“People don’t know what storytelling is,” Harrell said. “Storytelling is for any age but I don’t tell stories to children and adults at the same time. Not unless it’s in Utah because, when they come to storytellings out there, they bring their whole families. But children and adults have different interests so the stories I tell are different for adults and for children. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Chili and tall tales a good match for Harrell Swindall said Harrell’s stories brought back memories for her and her husband,“We’re still talking about it today,” she said. “His stories were funny and touching and he told them in such an entertaining way. My grandchildren, ages 13 and 16, were with us and they enjoyed it, too. Young people need to hear things like that.”Scott Swindall said Harrell is a master at bringing the audience into his tales.“The storytelling was far better than I had even expected,” he said. “It was super and to think that we got a ticket like that for only $20 and with food. It was great. And, Michael Reno Harrell told the stories with feeling and humor. We’re already planning to go to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in January and we just might go to the national storytelling festival. I can’t even imagine what that would be like.”On the other hand, Bennie Jinright has been to several storytelling events and she is passionate about the age-old art.“Not everybody is going to like storytelling but, for those of us who have memories that storytelling rekindles, there’s nothing to compare to it,” she said. “The stories Thursday night were great. I got so much enjoyment from listening to them and they brought back wonderful memories of my grandparents and my father-in-law, who was a great storyteller.”Jinright said thinking back on the memories is a by-product of storytelling.“I wish I could sit again and listen to those old ‘corny’ stories my family used to tell but that can’t happen,” she said. “But storytelling brings back those memories and that’s the next best thing to my loved ones being here with me.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Print Articlecenter_img Next UpHarrell’s ‘different’ doesn’t include ghost stories.“It’s easy to sell tickets to a ghost storytelling event because people know what ghost stories are and they’ll go,” Harrell said. “They just don’t know what storytelling is.”Harrell said professional storytelling really took off when storytellers stopped telling folk tales and started beginning their stories with “what happened to me …” “People just aren’t going to listen to stories about ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ People like personal stories, stories they can relate to,” he said. “But, you’ve got to get them to a storytelling event first. If I walked out on the street and pulled someone into a storytelling event with master storytellers, I would give them a hundred dollars if they walked out not liking storytelling.”Harrell could keep the hundred dollars in his pocket as far as Scott and Jeannie Swindall are concerned.The Swindalls attended the Chili Country Christmas because it was something to do before Christmas and, too, they like chili. But they walked out of the We Piddle Around Theater sold on storytelling.“We really didn’t know what to expect,” Jeannie Swindall said. “We’ve been to ‘Come Home, It’s Suppertime’ and really enjoyed and it’s like storytelling in way. So we weren’t totally surprised but we were totally pleased.” By Blood Sugar Blaster Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) You Might Like Two charged in stolen package case Two students were charged Friday with stealing packages from porches throughout Troy. 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Effect of Heavy Metals and Other Xenobiotics on Biodegradation of Waste Canola Oil by Cold-Adapted Rhodococcus sp. AQ5-07

first_imgThe Antarctic is generally considered to be one of the most pristine areas in the world. However, both long and short-range pollutants are now known to be present in the Antarctic environment. Canola oil is an example of a polluting hydrocarbon that can be accidentally released into the Antarctic environment in oil wastewater treatment plants. The Antarctic soil bacterial strain Rhodococcus sp. AQ5-07, known to be capable of using waste canola oil (WCO) as its sole source of carbon, was tested for its ability to degrade canola oil in the presence of different heavy metals and xenobiotics. Rhodococcus sp. AQ5-07 was grown on minimum salt media containing different heavy metals (Zn, Co, Ni, Ag, Pb, Cu, Cr, Hg, Cd and As), xenobiotics (acrylamide and phenol) supplemented with 3% WCO. Three out of the 10 heavy metals tested (Hg, Cd and Ag) led a significant reduction in canola oil degradation at a concentration of 1 ppm. The IC50 values of Hg, Cd and Ag were 0.38, 0.45 and 0.32 ppm, respectively. The strain could also withstand 10 mg/L acrylamide, 50 mg/L phenol and 0.5% (v/v) diesel. This study confirmed the ability of Rhodococcus sp. AQ5-07 to degrade canola oil in the presence of various heavy metals and other xenobiotics, supporting its potential use in bioremediation of vegetable oil and wastewater treatments in low temperature environments.last_img read more

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