NewsCrime & CourtUp to a third of all court prosecutions for speeding struck out by courts in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – October 7, 2019 344 UP to a third of all court prosecutions for speeding were struck out by the courts in Limerick on the grounds that summonses were not properly served.According to figures from the Court Services, 1,453 out of 4,033 prosecutions in Limerick were struck out between January 2017 and May 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This represented 36 per cent of all summons issued. Gardaí must satisfy the court that a person who has not paid the fixed €80 fine and has been summonsed to court is aware of the court date.Otherwise, the court can strike it out. But in many cases, the address of the owner of the car has changed and many drivers had addresses outside of Limerick. The figures apply to both Garda prosecutions and fines issued through GoSafe vans. Twitter Email WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleNew IDA manager to drive employment in the Mid WestNext articleWhistleblower law Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Print
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that the Budget will take place on 29 October.This will set out the government’s plan to build a stronger, more prosperous economy, building on the recent Spring Statement and last year’s Budget.
Xavi took over at Al-Sadd in 2019 in what is his first managerial role. During his first season, he won the Qatari Super Cup and the Qatar Cup.Though, he has previously admitted that it is his ‘dream’ to return to Barcelona as their manager.Xavi even claimed that he and his coaching staff are preparing to take charge of Barcelona in the future.Xavi had been touted as the next manager to take over the club, given current manager Quique Setien’s recent form.The 61-year-old has endured a tough tenure at the helm of the Catalan giants since replacing Ernesto Valverde in January.Under his tutelage, Barcelona have been knocked off the top of the table in Spain. They restarted their campaign two points clear of Real Madrid but now sit four points behind their rivals, that is if they defeated Villarreal in their late Sunday night game.Setien has even been forced to deny that he has lost the dressing room following reports of rising tensions between staff and players.It was believed that Xavi would be called in to take over from Setien next season but such a move will now have to be postponed.The midfield maestro is regarded as a legend at Barcelona, making 767 first-team appearances for the LaLiga giants, and joining the club aged 11 years before progressing through their world-renowned La Masia academy system.He won eight La Liga titles alongside three Copa del Rey crowns and four Champions League trophies in his total of 25 titles with the club.Given his success at the club, fans would be more than happy to see their former captain return to the Nou Camp as their manager.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona fans will have to wait another year for Xavi to take over at the Nou Camp as he has signed a new contract at Al-Sadd.The 40-year-old has signed a new contract with the Qatari side for the 2020-21 season.The former midfielder responded to the announcement saying he is ‘happy’ to renew his contract and that he is working with the club’s management ‘on a number of issues, including the renewal of Akram Afif’s contract, and signing foreign players to replace Gabi and Marco Fabian.’
Facebook Twitter Google+ The game seemed headed for disaster. Three Syracuse big men had fouled out. Inexperienced 7-footer Jesse Edwards was the only forward on the floor. Syracuse’s lead over Wake Forest was dwindling, and a looming overtime period didn’t bode well for the undermanned SU group. But then Brycen Goodine gave SU perhaps its best moment of the season.Goodine’s game-winning layup was the freshman’s first points of the game, and they came at the game’s largest moment.Here’s a breakdown of Goodine’s game-winner in Syracuse’s 75-73 win over Wake Forest, a shot that very well might have kept SU’s tournament hopes alive.The 3-pointerAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWake Forest was down by just three points with a small difference between the shot clock and game clock. The Demon Deacons would take the first long range shot they got, so SU shifted its defense forward a few steps, something it’s done several times this season. The result was a 3-2 zone resemblance as opposed to its normal 2-3 look. Buddy Boeheim denied a pass from the wing to the corner, and Edwards crept up next to him.That simultaneous rotation on the strong side put Syracuse in a good position to trap if the ball ended up in the corner. SU left the backdoor cut open, but that wouldn’t give Wake Forest the points needed to prolong the game. So, though it was deep, Wake Forest’s Ismael Massoud took the best shot available. Goodine leapt forward, seemingly not expecting a shot, but still had a strong contest. The shot still fell.The setupThe ball was going to Elijah Hughes the whole time. Buddy was the second option if the Demon Deacons trapped Hughes near the 3-point line. Buddy and Goodine camped on the elbow-extended and in the corner, respectively. They were wide enough to open a right-handed driving lane for Hughes. Joe Girard III was the third option on a kick-out pass if the lane to the rim was cut off by the ball-denying defender to the left of Hughes.The shotHughes never looked to pass the ball, so he waited to see Wake Forest’s defensive approach and fired a contested 3-pointer when no double team came. On the wing, Goodine crashed but mistimed his jump, expecting Hughes to air-ball. It instead crashed off the front rim and then the backboard. Because of Edwards’ height, all three Wake Forest defenders positioned down low pushed him away from the rim.Goodine just watched the ball, as did the other three SU players on the perimeter. The ball tipped in the direction of Edwards and the WFU trio. Edwards battled with his left arm to create space and deflected away the ball with his right hand.The winnerGoodine’s momentum took him out of the previous play, so when Edwards’ tip sailed near the sideline he was in perfect position. In what was seemingly a reflex, Goodine reached out with his left hand, gathered and went up with two hands. The first Wake Forest defender to arrive swiped, but Goodine had already angled toward the basket. He hung in the air briefly, but since Wake Forest had been pushed back by Edwards it didn’t recover in time. Goodine laid the ball off the glass, bouncing around but ultimately falling through. Syracuse and the crowd erupted. The Orange, still tense, sprinted back on defense. All videos courtesy of ESPN Comments Published on February 10, 2020 at 10:37 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary