Man detained on burglary and theft charges

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMan detained on burglary and theft chargesBy admin – December 31, 2012 621 WhatsApp Gardai were alerted to the North Circular Road when the occupant of a house disturbed the burglar as he attempted to gain entry.Earlier this year gardai launched a nationwide crackdown on home break-ins called —Operation Fiacla. This has led to a total of 2,493 people been arrested and 1,404 suspects charged under Operation Fiacla.Figures obtained by a national newspaper last month revealed how 137 major burglars are functioning all over the country. The information showed 30 operating in Limerick, 27 in Cork and 80 in Dublin who are the main target for gardai.Justice Minister Alan Shatter put his support behind the initiative and has vowed to crack down on the country’s most prolific burglars. Print Facebook GARDAI are questioning a man in connection with a spate of burglaries on the North Circular Road and O’Callaghan Strand area of the city.It is understood gardai suspected him of prowling numerous homes over the past few weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Email Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleFurther adult education for 2013Next articleLimerick welcomes first baby of New Year adminlast_img read more

Animal Adventure Park assists authorities with two successful surrenders

first_img“One of them is a Sulcatta Tortoise, which is the third-largest species in the world from Africa,” Patch said. “And also a leopard tortoise, which is a little more unique species, not quite as big as a Sulcatta, but also from Africa.”   The nine venomous reptiles have subsequently been placed at the Pennsylvania facility. Patch says they also removed some less dangerous reptiles as well. After a video conference with Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park, it was determined that this collection included nine venomous reptiles that are classified as “dangerous species” by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. “Instead they are native to Asia,” Patch said. “Where they live in very tropical areas where it is very hot and humid, and rely on waterways.” “Dangerous species” are not legal to possess in the state of New York. In Schenectady, the park was contacted by a wildlife rehabber where a Reticulated Python was found on someone’s lawn. The Reticulated Python is also illegal to possess in the state of New York, and Patch says this type of snake should not be found in the wild of New York. The eleven nonvenomous reptiles from the Bainbridge residence and the Reticulated Python are currently quarantined at Animal Adventure Park. In mid-August, the park was contacted by the family of an individual who needed to surrender a collection of reptiles. Park officials, NYSDEC, and the Electric City Aquarium successfully completed the surrender at the Bainbridge residence, removing nine venomous reptiles. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Animal Adventure Park has been busy welcoming new, unexpected guests. Park officials assisted authorities with two successful animal surrenders, in Bainbridge and Schenectady. last_img read more

Quirky castle with hydro plant firing on all cylinders

first_imgThe castle and its gravity-fed fountain are heritage listed. Source: Paronella Park. “We are still receiving quite a few guests, and as the monsoon moves away we expect a few more; so we’re hoping for a fairly immediate response after the weather. The Park is still open, and looks as beautiful and green as ever, with the waterfall a spectacular sight.”.Mr Evans and his family began a major operation to restore Paronella Park over a decade ago, with the Queensland Government giving $45,000 toward the cost of restoring North Queensland’s first hydro-electric generator, with donations from the public coming in over $20,000 and the estate borrowing $300,000 from the bank. Queenslander borrowed, still true blue MORE: Rare $250,000 houses hit market How the picnic area normally is with the hydro operation in the background. Source: Paronella Park. Tourists Wen Zhong and her daughter Laurena Ding from China at Paronella Park in Mena Creek during a wet season several years ago. Picture: Anna Rogers. The castle is a stunning sight surrounded by greenery and was the centre of Jose Paronella’s dream on the five hectare site. He built the castle, picnic area by the falls which holds the overflow during flood periods, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and planted over 7,000 trees. He opened it to the public in 1935 with the site abandoned for some time before the Evans began restoring it in 1993. They continue to operate the heritage site as not just a park but an accommodation venue that’s popular for weddings.Paronella Park — open every day but Christmas — is 120km south of Cairns, about halfway between Innisfail and Silkwood on the Old Bruce Highway.center_img Costly fallout of V8 star’s split from wife Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenParonella Park with falls in full flood January 201900:51 A file picture of Mena Creek Falls at Paronella Park in full flow with the hydro-electric plant to the side.Australia’s quirkiest private estate, which has its own castle and hydro-electric plant, is one of the few places making the most of Queensland’s wet season. The lush Paronella Park — whose creator Jose Paronella commissioned the Far North’s first-ever hydro-electric plant on the estate in 1933 — had been facing the waterfall running dry just six weeks ago.Mark Evans, the current owner whose passion for the site reignited Paronella’s dream — to award-winning effect — told The Courier-Mail that the deluge was “a sight to behold”.“In the Mena Creek region, where Paronella Park is located, we did not receive the heaviest of the deluge, so for us it has actually been a wonderful bonus,” he told The Courier-Mail.“Wind the clock back six weeks, and we were praying for rain as the waterfall had almost stopped altogether. Now, it is a sight to behold.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“The rain is critical for Paronella Park as the property is made up of lush green gardens and grounds, and we receive the majority of our power from the hydro-electric system, which is running beautifully at the moment.”Mr Evans said there was a short period when the rain got too heavy and the hydro plant had to be shut down.But he said, “at the moment it is running like a dream”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more