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Two men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Previous articleLimerick campaign to reverse VAT on health food supplementsNext articleLisa Marie will not seek re-election Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img Gardaí have arrested 2 men in their 30s and 40s following reports of people distributing leaflets for a suspected fraudulent charity in the Annacotty area of Co. Limerick on the 7th February 2019.Gardaí received a report of a possible bogus charity collection where people were calling to houses in the Annacotty area alleging they were raising money by collecting clothing. Gardaí carried out a patrol of the area and 2 men were arrested, brought to Mayorstone Park Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. They have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Sgt Ber Leetch said ‘The community in Annacotty should be commended for this. Someone obviously didn’t think this was a genuine charity and phoned it in, which is exactly what we want to see. No genuine business or charity will mind you carrying out your own enquiries or calling An Garda Síochána.  If a person calls to your door offering you professional trade services, selling goods or collecting for a charity and you are worried they are not bona fide, tell the caller that you never deal with people who ‘cold call’ to your door. Ask for a brochure or documentation so you can carry out checks and verify their credibility. We always want to hear if there are people in the area who may be offering goods or services that are not genuine so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call us ’ NewsCrime & CourtTwo men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 8, 2019 2262 Email WhatsApplast_img read more

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Siakam has 35, Raptors use big 1st half to rout Jazz 130-110

first_imgDecember 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Siakam has 35, Raptors use big 1st half to rout Jazz 130-110 Tags: NBA/Pascal Siakim/Toronto Raptors/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTORONTO (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 35 points, Fred VanVleet had 21 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors used a record-setting first half to rout the Utah Jazz 130-110 Sunday.The Raptors led 77-37 after two quarters, the biggest halftime lead in franchise history, the biggest in the NBA this season, and tied for the eighth largest in league history. It also marked the biggest halftime deficit in Jazz history.Siakam (26 points) and Gasol (11) combined for as many first-half points as the entire Jazz roster, helping Toronto win its franchise-record ninth straight home game to open the season.The Jazz rallied in the second half but still suffered their biggest defeat of the season. Utah lost by 19 at Indiana last Wednesday.Siakam shot 4 for 22 and scored a season-low 10 points in Friday’s win at Orlando but bounced back against by making eight of his first 10 field goal attempts. He shot 14 for 22 overall, matching his career high with five 3-pointers. He also had five against New York last Wednesday.Serge Ibaka returned after missing 10 games because of a sprained right ankle and scored 13 points in 21 minutes as Toronto won its seventh straight overall and improved to 5-2 against Western Conference opponents.Mike Conley scored 20 points and Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Jazz lost for the third time in four games on their five-game trip, which ends at Philadelphia on Monday night.Jeff Green scored a season-high 19 points and Donovan Mitchell added 16 for Utah.Utah took a quick early lead before Siakam scored 10 points and Gasol added eight during a 23-2 run, giving Toronto a 28-11 lead with 3:24 left in the opening quarter.Mitchell stopped the Raptors surge with a 3, but Siakam scored 19 points in the first as Toronto led 37-20 after one.After making just 5 of 27 field goals in the second quarter, the Jazz connected on 16 of their first 19 attempts in the third. Conley scored 13 points in the third and Mitchell had 11 as the Jazz outscored the Raptors 49-30 to cut the gap to 107-86.TIP-INSJazz: Gobert missed a wide-open dunk in the first. … Utah made seven turnovers in the opening quarter, leading to 13 points for the Raptors. The Jazz finished with 18 turnovers.Raptors: Eight Toronto players scored at least 10 points. … G Kyle Lowry (left thumb) sat for the 11th straight game. … Gasol scored all 11 of his points in the first quarter, one shy of his season-high for a full game. … Toronto had 12 assists on 15 baskets in the first. … C Dewan Hernandez returned after missing the previous four games because of a sprained right thumb.HUGE HALVESThe Raptors’ 77 points in the first half was a season high. Their previous best was 66 in the first half at Milwaukee on Nov. 2, a game Toronto lost 115-105.Toronto’s record for points in a half is 79, reached twice. The Raptors lost the most recent game in which they had a 79-point half, 132-129 at Cleveland on March 21, 2018.DEFENSIVE DOMINANCEToronto allowed 36 points in the first half in Friday’s road win over Orlando, the lowest-scoring half by a Raptors opponent this season.UP NEXTJazz: Visit Philadelphia on Monday night.Raptors: Host Miami on Tuesday night. Written by Associated Presslast_img read more

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Long Island Weather: Snow, Freezing Temps Likely Next Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Don’t pack the gloves, scarves and hand warmers just yet—another cold blast is on its way and snow may not be too far behind.Long Island was treated to a gorgeous day Saturday as temperatures mostly hovered around 50 degrees, allowing for a much-needed reprieve from this snowy and downright freezing winter.Similar temperatures are expected Sunday with party sunny skies in the forecast.But Mother Nature it seems has had it out for LI all winter so prepare for another chilly week.The mercury Monday night will drop to around 22 degrees and Tuesday will hover around freezing. But forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting a 60-percent chance of snow overnight into Wednesday, though its still early to estimate snowfall amounts.Expect gentler skies Thursday and Friday, but temperatures should remain below freezing, particularly during the evening hours.last_img read more

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