WhatsApp Advertisement Email Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsTraders want actions against addictsBy admin – December 11, 2008 651 Print Previous articleCaherdavin and LPYMA grounds high on agendaNext articlePublic invited to meet JPC admin Linkedin WILLIAM Street traders have expressed alarm at the growing number of addicts openly shooting up on their busy thoroughfare, with claims that one man was threatened with a needle. This week, traders came face-to-face with gardai and residents to discuss their plight, in a meeting arranged by Cllr Maria Byrne.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Customers have been intimidated, and the residents of an apartment block on the street also felt under threat, with the result that landlords employed security. “Can you imagine trying to enter your own home and being dangerously threatened in this way,” said the councillor. Now, William Street is to have significantly more garda surveillance.Chief Superintendent Gerry Mahon said that heroin accounts for 42 per cent of the total amount of drugs seized in Limerick this year, but that the problem is a national one and not unique to this city.He assured the meeting that with the co-operation of CAB, they will continue to wage war against the drug dealers. He also confirmed that half a million euro worth of drugs was recently seized and taken out of circulation, following a garda swoop on the southside.
Greek oil and gas firm Energean has signed a contract with Stena Drilling for the development drilling of the Karish field, offshore Israel.Stena Drilling will deploy the Stena Forth drillship “or such substitute as may be agreed by the parties” to drill three development wells in Q1 2019, subject to Energean’s Final Investment Decision (FID) regarding the Karish and Tanin gas fields.The Stena Forth, one of the DrillMAX Fleet vessels, is a DP Class 3 ultra-deepwater drillship, currently laid up in Las Palmas, with two other Stena drillships, Stena Drillmax, and Stena Icemax. The Karish development program includes the drilling of three development wells and production from a new Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, approximately 90km offshore. First gas is expected in 2021.Energean said: “Energean considers this to be a significant step in the development of Karish and part of a development plan which targets supplying gas to the growing Israeli gas market. Stena Drilling’s caliber, experience, and safety record was crucial in making this decision, given Energean’s commitment to achieving the highest standards of HSE performance and the requirement to operate in line with or exceed the European Directive on Safety of Offshore Oil & Gas Operations, as implemented by the UK safety directive”Energean did not provide the value of the drillship contract.
As a Big 10 school, the University of Wisconsin offers its students the chance to watch some of the country’s best collegiate athletes compete on the field, on the court and on the ice. For Badgers who want to take their love of sports beyond just viewership, intramurals may be the answer.The University offers numerous intramural sports leagues, meaning no matter who you are, you’re sure to find something right for you on campus. Students who haven’t played a sport in a while or want to try something new are also welcome, considering the leagues have different levels depending upon how competitive or skilled you are in a certain sport.Intramural sports at Madison run year-round, and there are many options during each season. Students can pick sports like soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, golf, spikeball or just about anything else. The program also offers non-sports leagues such as video games and different pick ‘em leagues for sporting events like the World Cup and March Madness.While the intramural sports program is sure to provide you with at least one league you’ll love, they also provide the opportunity to participate in multiple leagues without spending too much money out of pocket.There are three different options for the Intramural Sports Pass. The best value is the year pass which costs $45 and gives students unlimited access to all intramural sports for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.If you only want to participate in a specific semester, the semester pass might be a better fit for you. This pass allows students unlimited access to all sports for either the spring or fall semester at the cost of $25. Lastly, the summer pass costs just $5 and gives you access to any sports during the summer semester.You may have to shell out a few dollars to participate in intramural sports, but they offer the priceless opportunity to meet new people, which is something that is especially important during the first semester at the University. Whether you choose to join blindly and meet people along the way or join up with existing friends, intramural sports facilitate bonding between members of the student community in a way that is not easily found in other places around campus. Madison is a great place for all sports fans. Whether that means participating, spectating, or both, UW gives students an outlet to get a fulfilling athletic experience throughout their academic careers.