Operation ‘Open City’ gets underway in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewstrafficTransport NewsCommunityTransportOperation ‘Open City’ gets underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 2, 2019 2406 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? An Garda Síochána has commenced Operation ‘Open City’ to facilitate the movement of Public Transport and minimise traffic disruption to the general public, through high visibility and enforcement activity’ which will continue until Christmas Eve in Limerick.Operation ‘Open City’ involves a multi-agency approach between An Garda Síochána, The National Transport Authority, Local Authorities and transport providers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Open City’ is a high visibility enforcement operation with Gardaí patrolling major arterial routes and link roads during core commuter hours.There will also be a particular focus on traffic management issues around car parks at major shopping areas.  During the operation enhanced communication will be provided to the public by An Garda Síochána and relevant stakeholders through the use of social media (@GardaTraffic), websites, smartphone apps and roadside variable message signs.The 197 newly attested Gardaí who graduated last Friday, November 29, take up operational duty today, with the 32 Gardaí assigned to Limerick City deployed to ‘Open City’.They will support Garda Roads Policing Units and local Garda patrols to help people get about their day’s business, and enjoy the seasonal festivities.Limerick is one of three cities taking part in operation ‘Open City’, with Dublin and Cork being the other two.Operation ‘Open City’ will be run alongside the Christmas Road Safety Enforcement Campaign with both operations focused on reducing road fatalities and keeping people safe.Safety advice during Christmas• Be careful when withdrawing money from cash machines and financial institutions.• Mind your belongings when in crowded areas. Use a handbag or shoulder bag that can be held securely.• Don’t leave bags or valuables visible inside a parked cars.• Park your car in a controlled car park and retain the parking ticket on your person.• Always lock your car securely when leaving it unattended, even for brief period.• Report any incident to Gardaí, immediately.For more on Crime Prevention visit Garda.ie https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/ Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleCoonagh earn dramatic FAI Junior Cup victoryNext articleMIC awarded €350k towards next-generation STEAM initiative Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

Gophers win Border Battle in overtime thriller

first_imgUW forward Marcus Landry led the Badgers with 18 points in their loss to Minnesota.[/media-credit]For nearly 36 minutes last Thursday, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team looked like it would get its second win against a ranked opponent.Not so fast.On the coldest night so far this year in Madison, the No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers got hot and came back from a 12-point halftime deficit to beat Wisconsin 78-74 in an overtime thriller at the Kohl Center.Minnesota guard Lawrence Westbrook owned the night, scoring 29 points on 10-for-16 shooting. More importantly, though, he hit the game-tying three-pointer with two seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.After Westbrook’s three-pointer, the Badgers still had a chance to win the game, but Landry, who received the inbound pass with two seconds left, was unable to get a potential game-winning shot off in time.“We told them to make Minnesota put it on the floor,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “That we did not do. The big theory is to force the guy with the ball to have to attack into two-point range, and we did not do that. Some of Minnesota’s guys have such quick releases.”The Badgers struggled from the field, shooting only 38.3 percent from the game and 20.8 percent from three-point range. Making matters worse, Wisconsin had an uncharacteristic 18 turnovers, six of which were committed by junior point guard Trevon Hughes.“What really hurt us were the points they gained on the turnovers, because then you are spread out, your offense goes to defense quickly,” Ryan said. “They were much more athletic than us with, from one through five with who they had on the floor, and we were not quick enough to transition back defensively we turned it over.”Wisconsin controlled the game in the first half, shooting 50 percent from the field and building a lead as big as 14 points. While the team did struggle late in the second half, senior forward Marcus Landry and junior guard Jason Bohannon combined for 23 points in the first half, complementing the strong Badger defense.The Badgers’ fall came when Minnesota began running a full court pressure system, forcing several UW turnovers and giving the Gophers easy layups to get back in the game.After only allowing 22 points in the first half, Minnesota came back to score 56 points in the second half and overtime, capitalizing on Wisconsin turnovers and poor decision-making.“We just made some poor decisions as a team collectively,” Bohannon said. “I had some, Trevon had some, everyone had some. We have to correct that. It was tough to handle. They did a good job pressuring, but we should have been able to break it and make smarter decisions.”For Minnesota — a bottom-feeder team in the Big Ten two years ago — the win was particularly important to second-year coach Tubby Smith, who has brought the program to a No. 17 ranking.With their first win on Wisconsin’s home court since 1995, Smith and the Gophers were especially proud about the way their team played.“It was certainly a hard-fought game,” Smith said. “To get a win against the Badgers is a tremendous accomplishment for our team and our program.“This is pretty big,” he continued. “We want to play with that kind of toughness and passion every time we go on the court. … This was a big time win for us.”A big win for Minnesota, but a night some Badgers, particularly Landry, hope to forget as soon as possible.“A loss like this always hurts,” Landry said. “You come in and you’re up 10 with about four minutes to go and you end up losing the game. These are the games that hurt. These are the games that stick with you. These are the games that you never want to happen again in the future.”last_img read more

Chris Paul assists in Los Angeles Clippers’ win

first_imgWith Griffin out, Jordan used the extra space to score 19 points and grab nine rebounds, running to the rim for easy dunks and grabbing offensive boards over New Orleans’ big men. J.J. Redick roamed around the perimeter, scoring 16 points.Austin Rivers, filling the gap in the starting lineup, had one of his best games this season, scoring 18 points and dishing out four assists, but an elbow to the face in the third quarter sent him to the floor.He stayed on the ground after Terrence Jones’ inadvertent left elbow, forcing the Clippers to call timeout. As he sat on the bench, he briefly wrapped a towel around his head, and then, he shook it from side to side.After returning to the court for 46 seconds to start the fourth quarter, he had to be helped to the locker room, where he was “evaluated” and kept out for the rest of the game.Doc Rivers said a concussion test was administered on the bench, and Austin Rivers passed.“That blow, obviously, had a delayed effect,” he said.With Rivers hurt and Raymond Felton not with the team due to the death of his grandmother, Paul and Redick both had to play extended minutes in the fourth quarter with the game already a blowout.Even with the Rivers injury, the Clippers continued to roll in the second half – one of their best since their win in Cleveland.Jamal Crawford scored 22, Marreese Speights had 17 and 12 rebounds and Wes Johnson had 10 to round out seven Clippers in double figures.After allowing the Pelicans, playing without Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and E’Twaun Moore, to score 31 points in the first quarter, the Clipper defense locked in. New Orleans committed 16 turnovers leading to 22 Clipper points. In the third quarter, Paul dished out half of his 20 assists while Austin Rivers hit all four of his shots – three coming from 3-point range – as the Clippers made things one-sided.The Clippers out-scored New Orleans 72-50 in the second half.As Paul talked about his 20-20-0 game, before mentioning else, Paul joked that he was simply making up for the turnovers he’d committed over the past few weeks.“That’s always the first thing I look at,” Paul said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> The Clippers needed a win, but really, the Clippers needed Chris Paul.The Clippers’ star point guard broke ankles and sliced through coverages to stop a two-game skid at Staples Center, leading the Clippers to a 133-105 win.Paul dished out a season-best 20 assists with no turnovers while scoring 20 points, feasting on a Pelican backcourt that was missing a pair of starting guards.“He’s a legend,” DeAndre Jordan said.center_img Paul is the first player since individual turnovers were recorded to have 20 points, 20 assists and no turnovers.His big game was even more critical with the Clippers missing Blake Griffin, who was out for the night with a sore knee. He’s expected back Monday against Portland.“Visually,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, “it looked beautiful.”Paul had plenty of help on Saturday, with the Clippers well-rested after two days off following their loss to Golden State on Wednesday.“All of them were great,” Rivers said. “They all moved the ball and got down the floor.”last_img read more