Drop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviour

first_imgFacebook Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State A DROP in the number of Gardaí on the beat in communities is directly responsible for a rise in anti-social behaviour, according to Limerick City Fianna Fáil candidate, Cllr. James Collins.He was speaking after being contacted by city centre residents and members of the local business community, who are worried about rising levels of anti-social behaviour.“The fact is, since 2010, there has been a 53 per cent cut in the number of Community Gardaí operating in the city’s Garda stations. We used to have 80 Community Gardaí operating out of four stations in the city. Successive Fine Gael Justice Ministers have allowed the number of Community Gardaí in the city drop significantly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “At the end of 2017, just 28 were based out of three stations. “It is no coincidence that there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour. If these specialist Gardaí aren’t working with at-risk young people, more of them will start engaging in anti-social behaviour,” he concluded.More about crime and court here. Twitter Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Limerick City Council accept proposal for County Limerick dog park on 6 month trial basis WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtDrop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviourBy Bernie English – April 26, 2018 1379 Emailcenter_img Previous articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneurNext articleSeoda Chamber Choir to perform at Shannon Rowing Club Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbusiness communityFianna FáilGardaíJames Collinsstations Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

‘NBA 2K’ Players Tournament prize money: How much will the winner make for charity?

first_imgIt will be a particularly meaning prize for players considering how close COVID-19 has cut in the NBA community. Two “NBA 2K” competitors, in fact, tested positive for the coronavirus before making full recoveries (Donovan Mitchell and Kevin Durant).NBA 2K Players Tournament entry listBelow is the list of participants and their seeds in the tournament, which are determined by in-game player rating and real-life NBA tenure.SeedPlayerRating1.Kevin Durant962.Trae Young903.Hassan Whiteside874.Donovan Mitchell875.Devin Booker866.Andre Drummond857.Zach LaVine858.Montrezl Harrell859.Domantas Sabonis8510.Deandre Ayton8511.DeMarcus Cousins8112.Michael Porter Jr.8113.Rui Hachimura7914.Patrick Beverley7815.Harrison Barnes7816.Derrick Jones Jr.78What virtual teams will the players be using?Before the tournament starts, each player selects their own eight-team pool from which they’re allowed to use. Teams can’t be re-used by a player; for example, Kevin Durant could only play as the Nets once before moving on to his other seven choices. MORE: TV info, schedule for the Players TournamentThe NBA perhaps saw the recent emergence of eNASCAR during the pandemic as inspiration to jump headfirst into a TV event of its own. Over the past three weeks, NASCAR has had its drivers battling on the simulator “iRacing” in a series broadcast on Fox and FS1. Early viewership returns paint it as a smashing success.NBA players are also accustomed to spending time on the sticks, often streaming video games on their own time.There’s incentive for this competition, too. Here’s the reward breakdown for claiming the first-ever Players Tournament:”NBA 2K” Players Tournament prize moneyThe NBA player that wins the tournament will claim $100,000 to donate to a coronavirus-related charity of his choice. While players will not pocket income of their own for winning, they do claim bragging rights and potentially hardware to display at home. If there is a trophy, however, it better be sanitized multiple times before being shipped out.Which charities will receive donations?This will be dependent on the winner of the competition, as each player has his own organization picked out. Desperate for a way to reach fans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NBA is trying something new: A players-only video game tournament between star players broadcast on ESPN.The competition, which begins Friday, is a nothing-to-lose endevor for the league with the real-life NBA season on hold. Sixteen competitors, including Kevin Durant and Trae Young, will square off on “NBA 2K20” in a four-round bracket.last_img read more