Drugs epidemic threatens to engulf Limerick City Email Facebook Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 Previous articleLimerick man jailed for threatening to kill Garda detectiveNext articleIce cream vans used as cover for Limerick drug dealer Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Youth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female Garda NewsLimerick drug dealers cutting heroin with cattle medicineBy Staff Reporter – November 4, 2016 3044 Linkedin HEROIN and cocaine sold by Limerick drug dealers is mixed with everything from talcum powder to cattle ringworm medicine.Forensic Science Ireland, based at Garda Headquarters, have confirmed the common belief that drug purity levels in Limerick can be less than 20 per cent with the other 80 per cent made up of a host of ingredients.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dublin purity levels are recorded at 28 per cent, which is well below the European average of 35-45 per cent.According to analysis of drugs seized by Gardaí, unscrupulous dealers are bulking or “cutting” cocaine with potent levels of levamisole which is used to kill parasitic worms in animals.Three out of every four cocaine seizures had levamisole present.Heroin found in Limerick had been cut to just 30 per cent but bulk seizures had purity levels of more than 40 per cent, indicating that local gangs are further cutting the drugs before distributing them on the streets.The State laboratory said that white sugars, caffeine, diazepam, paracetamol and creatine were also used in the drug mixes.Earlier this year, Kieran (40) and Brian Collopy (43) were jailed for eight years after they were found cutting, mixing and bagging €37,000 of heroin in mixing bowls and in the bath of a house in St Mary’s Park.The brothers were described as being at the “top end of the drugs pyramid”.Testing has shown that the drugs also contain benzocaine and lignocaine, which are local anaesthetics used in dentistry, as well as caffeine and phenacetin, a painkiller banned in a number of countries due to its cancer causing properties.There have been large quantities of Amphetamine seized in Limerick which have have had purity levels as low as 9.2 per cent. TAGScollopydrug dealersdrugsGardaheroinlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter Print WhatsApp Newcastle West Gardaí move Gardaí warn students of rental scams
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The University of Wisconsin men’s rowing team is finding ways to overcome adversity as a result of having its fall 2020 season postponed.The conversation of COVID-19’s effect on collegiate sports has primarily centered around college football, regularly dismissing how less mainstream sports programs are dealing with the Big Ten’s decision. UW men’s rowing is one of these programs. Drawing attention to the postponement’s effect is something Head Coach Chris Clark said is incredibly important.“It is easy to forget that the vast majority of college athletes are in sports like rowing that don’t get a lot of attention,” Clark said. “For people that aren’t really aware of athletics, they have no idea how impactful college sports are on a kid. They don’t see how much it changes your life.”The team is not new to dealing with coronavirus-related cancellations, already experiencing a compromised spring season earlier this year. March 13, the team and staff abruptly canceled their Friday afternoon practice, instead gathering for a farewell meeting and departing back home. Clark said this experience was unprecedented in his time as head coach.Club Baseball: How two people brought managing back to UW baseballSince its relegation to a club sport in the early 90s, not much has changed with the Wisconsin baseball program. Read…“This was the first time for me since 1992 that I didn’t have a racing season I was involved with,” Clark said. “For me, personally, it was bizarre.”Beyond coaching staff, seniors on the team were deprived of the final season of their rowing careers. Assistant Coach Beau Hoopman said this loss was quite a blow to those graduating in spring.“They didn’t get their final say on their career, and they kinda just went off into the real world without any finality to their rowing careers,” Hoopman said. “You feel for those guys.”Months later, an Aug. 11 statement released by the Big Ten created additional hurdles for the rowing program as it was announced the Big Ten would be postponing the fall season. Clark said this decision was not a surprise to him.UW Athletics: Big Ten announces fall athletics will be conference-only amidst COVID-19 pandemicThe Big Ten released a statement July 9 stating that the conference will adjust their fall sports schedule to “conference Read…“We’re watching football, and we realized if football’s not doing it, we’re not doing it. Not just rowing, any other sport,” Clark said. “So once football looked like it was going down the tubes for at least the near future, we figured we were as well.”As a result of the prolonged off-season, a major concern for the program is the team’s inexperience. Limited contact this summer has furthered the problem with out-of-season rules prohibiting coaching and practices at the facility.Unfortunately, this means a number of the team’s current sophomores still have no rowing experience whatsoever. Hoopman said targeting this problem is the biggest priority for UW men’s rowing.“If we can control having practice and getting the guys some experience, that’s what we wanna do. We’re not worried so much about not having a legit racing season at this point,” Hoopman said.Identifying as a “development program,” Clark said he and his staff pride themselves on finding the team’s hidden gems. The program looks to build up experience and skills this fall while modifying practices to follow pandemic-related guidelines.The team begins practices this week, focusing on running as well as developing rowing skills in single and pair boats at remote rowing sites. Every rower also gets tested for the virus weekly. Despite having to rework fall plans, Clark said the team looks as promising as ever.“The makeup of the people we have is starting to resemble what we had in years’ past when we were pretty good,” Clark said.The coaching staff has also altered their techniques with recruiting potential walk-ons at UW. In past summers, team representatives have visited Union South during student orientation to speak with incoming freshmen. This method has proved successful for maintaining the program’s impressive participation, as walk-ons make up well over two-thirds of incoming numbers every year.Breaking down Wisconsin football’s wonky conference-only scheduleThe announcement of the Big Ten Conference to keep all fall sports competitions strictly conference-only made waves throughout the college Read…The team has now shifted to online resources as a way of contacting participants. This summer, men’s rowing sent an online questionnaire to all incoming freshmen via email to spark potential interest. With freshmen having persevered through lots this year, Clark said he is encouraged by their resiliency and how it has translated to their level of interest in the program.“I’ve already been really impressed with how many are excited about rowing,” Clark said.The program has also taken time to analyze the postponement’s effect on finances. At least half of the budget is not being spent this year due to lack of need for travel and equipment. In regard to funding the team, Coach Clark said he hopes UW Athletics can develop a system similar to many of his team’s opponents.“The Ivy Leagues, which are a lot of our competitors, have endowments that pay for their entire programs,” Clark said. “I think that’s a great way to go, and we should be moving in that direction.”Despite the drastic changes thrust upon men’s rowing this fall, Clark said he is ultimately supportive of the Big Ten’s decision.“The Big Ten did exactly what they needed to do. They had all the information, and I’m part of that team, so I support it 100%,” Clark said. “There’s no other option.”Coach Hoopman said he also agrees with there not being a season right now.“From our perspective, it’s viable not to do it. We don’t need to put anybody’s life at risk to watch a game,” Hoopman said.Clark said he is also impressed with how UW Athletics has navigated this situation.“I’m proud of not just our guys but the entire athletics department. Believe me, I know from talking to other institutions how well and unbelievable Wisconsin Athletics has handled the entire thing,” Clark said.The team looks to make the most of resources and time available in hopes for a regular spring season. In spite of the challenges being faced, Coach Clark said he is confident in the work being done by his program and realizes the impact this experience will have on his rowers.“We’re communicating with the team a lot more and everybody seems to be motivated,” Clark said. “In the long run, these kids are gonna be really prepared for life.”
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Someday, when people will look in the record books, a 51-43 first round Haven Tournament loss to Kingman will not stand out as anything extraordinary.But on this Thursday afternoon for the Wellington High School girls basketball team it symbolized something much, much bigger. It was about returning back to business.Kenny Adams Jr.For the Lady Dukes, it was their first game back after the passing of one their most ardent supporters. Kenny Adams was not only the father of head coach Eric Adams, but was the teamâ€™s stat man since 2008 when his granddaughter Erianne Adams started playing WHS basketball as a freshman.Wellington head coach Eric Adams was not in attendance. He was attending the funeral of his dad, who died Sunday and was laid to rest Thursday.Perhaps, it was only fitting that the Wellington girls basketball team was playing a game on the same day of Kennyâ€™s funeral. Kenny loved the Lady Dukes.Â Eric will return to coach the Crusaders today when Wellington battles Rose Hill in the consolation second round game at 4:30 p.m.On Thursday, WHS assistant coach Randy Strothman coached the team. Strothman is a former head WHS girls basketball coach himself from the 1990s. Eric said he and his family sat and listened to Adrienne Young on the radio Wednesday afternoon at their home.Wellington would fall behind 11-0 to start the game, but would comeback to take the lead in the third quarter. In the end, Kingman would pull away for a victoryâ€œRandy told me the girls were trying so hard to get a win in the first quarter that they couldnâ€™t hit a shotâ€ Eric said. â€œThen afterwards there were plenty of tears in the locker room.â€Itâ€™s been an interesting two weeks for everyone. The Wellington girls hadnâ€™t played a game for 13 days. In that time frame, the coach lost his dad and the girl players lost their friend.â€œIâ€™ll never forget how the team went together to see my dad at the hospital,â€ Eric said. â€œIt was an emotional moment. My dad told them â€˜he loved them.â€™â€Eric hasn’t been with his team the past two weeks because of the family situation. But his goal now, is to strive for some sort of normalcy with the team. He will start that journey today against a Rose Hill team that has a deceiving record. Yes the team has a 1-10 record, but is has played a tenacious schedule.â€œI was looking at their schedule and thinking â€˜oh, my,â€™â€ Eric said. â€œThey lost to Hesston, Garden Plain, Buhler, McPherson. And none of those games were blowouts.â€On Thursday, Kingman, which won its home tournament in December, sported a couple of freshman twins, who are pretty good and gave the Crusaders fits all afternoon.Kingman opened with an 11-0 run, but Wellington would narrow the margin to 18-17 at the half.In the third quarter it was a scoring marathon. Wellington had a one point lead for a couple of moments in the second half, but Kingman would outscore Wellington 16-14 and 17-12 in the third and fourth quarter.For the game, Lauryn Snipes had 14. Avery Rusk 12, Tayland French 5, Shayland French 4, Shelbie Wright 4, Taylor Zimmerman 2 and Mariah Moore 2.Rose Hill lost to Haven in the other game 43-29.Follow us on Twitter.