Revenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport

first_imgPrint YESTERDAY (13th) as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized 1.1kg of herbal cannabis at Shannon Airport. Previous article“Overwhelmed” staff at most COVID-hit hospital appeal for help as they battle surge in virus and patients on trolleysNext articleWitness Appeal – Discharge of a Firearm in Co. Clare Staff Reporter Advertisement LimerickNewsRevenue seize herbal cannabis at Shannon AirportBy Staff Reporter – January 14, 2021 155 Linkedin Email Twitter Facebook WhatsApp The smuggled drugs, with an estimated value of €22,000, were discovered concealed in large packets of sharing crisps that were contained in a parcel that had originated in Spain and was destined for an address in Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Investigations are ongoing.This seizure is part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting the importation of illegal drugs.If businesses or members of the public have any information regarding smuggling, they can contact Revenue in confidence on Confidential Phone Number 1800 295 295.last_img read more

Girls Just Want to Be Born

first_imgPublic Discourse 8 March 2016Family First Comment: Speaking of International Women’s Day, here’s the REAL issue…….The global pro-life movement will continue to speak out and defend the girl child. We must work to oppose all acts of gender based violence, protect women’s and girls’ lives, and seek consistent non-discriminatory life-affirming laws and policies.Today, March 8, the UN’s International Women’s Day (IWD), pro-abortion organizations around the world will tell us that women want and need universal access to abortion— that it is their reproductive right. A number of international pro-abortion organizations, including the Population Institute, Ipas, CHANGE, Catholics for Choice, Women Deliver, and the Center for Reproductive Rights are staging a tweet fest today using the hashtag #IWD2016 and claiming “Access to Safe and Legal Abortion is a Human Right.”Ignored will be the millions of little women in the womb who are denied the most critical human right—the right to life—and whose lives will be violently ended through sex-selection abortion. If these girls could speak, let alone sing, they would surely tell the world, “Girls just want to be born.”History and Scope of Prenatal Sex SelectionThese girls would be joined by the chorus of over 160 million girls in Asia who received a death sentence in acts of gendercide—elimination based on sex—simply because they were not boys. Sex-selection abortion is widely known to occur in countries with a cultural preference for boys, especially China and India, but the violent practice was not indigenous. Prenatal sex-determination technology was exported to these countries when the Population Council recommended sex-selection abortion as an “ethical” way to control population.In her book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, Mara Hvistendahl explains the actions that transpired in the United States:By August 1969, when the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Population Council convened another workshop on population control, sex selection had become a pet scheme. . . . Sex selection, moreover, had the added advantage of reducing the number of potential mothers . . . if a reliable sex determination technology could be made available to a mass market, there was “rough consensus” that sex selection abortion “would be an effective, uncontroversial and ethical way of reducing the global population.”The scheme was successful. Today, millions of women in Asia are “missing”—never to dream, play, work, or become mothers. The long-term impact of the millions of “missing girls” includes increased violence against women and girls with increases in sex trafficking, forced prostitution, and the kidnapping and selling of women and girls as brides.There is no disputing the link between sex-selection abortion and the rise of violence against women and girls. Organizations that work to stop gender-based violence (GBV) need look no further than the tragedy of prenatal sex selection for the beginnings of GBV. But present-day pro-abortion politics stand in the way and prevent most from opposing this first act of violence based on gender.The unprecedented death of millions of girls has been equated to a “global war against baby girls” by demographer Nicholas Eberstadt.READ MORE: read more

List of “Essential Businesses” in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

first_imgWhile Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order Wednesday afternoon in order to allow maximum adherence to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, he had already ordered all “non-essential” businesses in South Florida to shut down last week.For those of who wondering what is considered “essential” in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, here is a helpful list:-Health care providers, including hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, urgent care centers, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, physical therapists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, therapists, pharmacies, blood banks, medical cannabis facilities, health care device manufacturers, eye care centers, home health care providers, reproductive health care providers and medical transport services.-Retail sales of household consumer products, including grocery stores, farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores.-Food cultivation, including farming, livestock and fishing.-Businesses that provide food, shelter and social services to the homeless or otherwise economically needy.-Newspapers, television, radio and other media.-Gas stations, auto-supply and auto-repair stores.-New and used automobile dealerships.-Banks and related financial institutions.-Hardware stores.-Contractors, other tradesmen, appliance repair personnel, home security firms, fire and water damage restoration, public adjusters, exterminators, and others who maintain the safety and sanitation of homes and other buildings.-Businesses providing mailing and shipping services.-Private colleges, technical schools and trade schools, but only as needed for online or distance learning.-Laundromats and dry cleaners.-Restaurants, for take out and delivery only, including schools that provide free meals to students, as long as the meals are picked up curbside.-Office-supply stores that sell goods people need to work from home.-Businesses that supply other essential businesses and do not involve interaction with the public.-Businesses that deliver groceries, food, goods or services directly to residences.-Airlines, taxis and other private transportation providers.-Home-based care for seniors, adults or children.-Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, senior living centers and adult day care centers.-Professional services such as legal or accounting, when needed to comply with legal requirements.-Landscaping and pool care businesses.-Child care facilities, subject to restrictions on the number of children and how they are grouped together.-Businesses operating airports, seaports and other government facilities.-Pet supply stores.-Logistics providers, including warehouses, trucking, consolidators, fumigators and handlers.-Telecommunications providers, including sales of computer or telecommunications devices.-Provision of propane or natural gas.-Office space or administrative support for any other essential business.-Open construction sites.-Architectural, engineering or land surveying services.-Factories, bottling plants or other industrial facilities.-Waste management services.-Any business that interacts with customers solely through electronics or telephones and delivering products through shipping, mailing or delivery.-Marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling and marine supply, with some exceptions on municipal boat launches.-Veterinarians and pet-boarding facilities.-Hotels, motels and other commercial lodging, subject to restrictions on restaurants and gyms and only for “essential lodgers,” meaning health care professionals, first responders, National Guard members, law enforcement, state or federal government employees, airline crew, patients and their families, journalists, displaced residents or visitors, persons sheltering due to domestic violence, hotel employees or contractors, people who are unable to stay in their homes due to exigent circumstances, and anyone providing direct services in response to COVID-19.-Mortuaries, funeral homes and cemeteries.-Alcoholic beverage sales.-Firearm and ammunition supply.-Businesses providing services to local, state or federal government.In Broward and Palm Beach counties, the list of “essential businesses” also includes “electrical production and distribution services” and “moving, storage and relocation services.”In Palm Beach County, marinas and boat launches are not considered essential. To that end, county officials recently shut them down. Meanwhile, Palm Beach County is also the only county that lists “Business deemed critical for national security including, but not limited to, defense, intelligence and aerospace development, manufacturing and testing” as essential.850 WFTL reminds you to stay safe!last_img read more