Stay of execution for County Limerick Post Office

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerickStay of execution for County Limerick Post OfficeBy Staff Reporter – November 8, 2017 2151 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Linkedin Facebook A CAMPAIGN to keep open a County Limerick Post office has paid off as this Wednesday it was confirmed that Old Pallas post office will remain open for a further year.With over 1,000 signatures lodged in support of a petition to keep it open, Old Pallas Post Office and the O’Dwyer family that run it will remain open while a nationwide review of the Post Office Network is completed.Last September, 200 people turned out in support of the County Limerick family and their local Post Office.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Denis O’Dwyer has been acting postmaster since his mother passed away and the news this Wednesday has been widely welcomed.Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niall Collins said that “This is good news for the community using Old Pallas Post Office. The campaign to retain this post office had huge community involvement which demonstrated the depth of feeling and concern at the potential loss of this vital community service.“This one year extension will allow both the Post Masters Union and An Post to complete the national review of the network which currently ongoing and when completed will give the much needed certainty required by local communities, postmasters and An Post”. WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter TAGSan postlimerickOld Pallas center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick people to #StopAndAsk about scienceNext articleScholarship a fitting tribute to murdered Garda Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

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Los Zetas, a Cartel of Former Military Personnel, Suspected of Killing Migrants

first_imgBy Dialogo April 14, 2011 Just like the rose bush produces roses, the army produces these degenerate paramilitary groups and how weird is that the USA continues selling them arms and pretending like nothing is happening. In this game those with power win and the powerless people always lose! Los Zetas, whose tentacles extend from the southern United States to Central America, are a group created by Mexican military personnel who deserted to join the Gulf cartel, with which they are now in confrontation, and in order to finance this dispute, they resort to kidnapping migrants and to other crimes. Their territorial base is in northeastern Mexico, where they are believed to have kidnapped several buses and murdered at least 116 people whose bodies were found this month in San Fernando, a town in the state of Tamaulipas, according to statements by the attorney-general, Marisela Morales, on Tuesday. Heriberto Lazcano (alias ‘El Lazca’) is considered the organization’s highest-ranking leader by the Mexican government, which has put a price on his head of more than two million dollars. Los Zetas usually wear black and use military ranks (“commanders,” “veterans,” “falcons,” and “cobras”), and they use “high-powered weapons and cutting-edge technology that they deploy in order to organize ransom operations and large-scale attacks,” a Mexican government document indicates. The Gulf cartel continues to handle the majority of cocaine trafficking, while Los Zetas, according to Guadalupe Cabrera, a professor of government at the University of Texas at Brownsville, have begun to expand into other crimes as well, such as kidnapping, extortion from retailers, and stealing fuel. According to Raúl Benítez, a researcher on security issues at the Autonomous University of Mexico, “they kidnap migrants in order to ask their relatives in the United States for ransom, or in the case of the poorest ones, in order to use them as ‘mules’ (porters) to bring cocaine” into the United States. In August, Los Zetas were alleged to be responsible for the massacre at a rural property in San Fernando of seventy-two migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, and Brazil, who had been on their way to the United States. In February 2010, a Texas court found several firms guilty of buying gasoline stolen by Los Zetas in Mexico. In June, Nicaragua seized a weapons stockpile from alleged members of the gang near Managua, and in the same month, Venezuela announced the detention of Luis Tello, a Colombian, whom it identified as a liaison for Los Zetas. In December, the Guatemalan government declared a state of emergency along the Mexican border for several weeks, in order to combat Los Zetas camps, and detained eighteen people. The gang was initially made up of around forty members of the Mexican Army’s special forces, recruited by then-first lieutenant Arturo Guzmán (alias Z-1, for his military code) to provide security for Gulf cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas. Cárdenas was arrested in 2003, extradited to the United States in 2007, and sentenced last year to twenty-five years in prison. Since then, Los Zetas have entered into a fratricidal dispute over control of the Gulf cartel that according to Mexico’s National Security Council had left 1,600 dead as of December.last_img read more

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Ashley Cole snubs Jose Mourinho as he reveals his favourite Chelsea manager

first_imgCole loved life under Ancelotti (Picture: AFP/Getty)‘I think Scolari, he came at a time when I probably wasn’t playing as well as I knew I could when I first came to Chelsea. Probably Chelsea fans can agree with me that wasn’t the Ashley Cole they knew at Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘So he came and he brought this new lease of life. It was just like playing for Brazil. He said: “Let’s play like Brazil!” Comment Ashley Cole snubs Jose Mourinho as he reveals his favourite Chelsea manager Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 5 Feb 2019 7:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Ashley Cole’s Chelsea managers MourinhoGrantScolariHiddinkAncelottiVilas-BoasDi MatteoBenitez Cole named his favourite Chelsea bosses (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Ashley Cole revealed his favourite Chelsea managers were Carlo Ancelotti and Luiz Felipe Scolari, despite the latter being sacked after only six months at Stamford Bridge.The Derby County defender played under eight different managers in west London, including recently fired Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.Cole won the Premier League, League Cup, Champions League, Europa League and four FA Cups during a trophy-laden spell with the Blues, however, he believes it was Scolari who produced the best football in his short spell in charge.‘I enjoyed Scolari, Ancelotti,’ he told Sky Sports when asked who his favourite Chelsea manager was. ‘That’s probably my favourite two.ADVERTISEMENT Scolari didn’t last long (Picture: Getty Images)‘And he had me bombing up and down against people like Jamie Carragher and Bosingwa on the other side and yeah we kind of had no rules in terms of we could play, we could go where we want, the left and right-back was going at the same time – it’s kind of unheard of at times.‘We were playing some great football and then by December we kind of petered out a bit and after that he got the sack.‘The best football we’ve ever played in a Chelsea shirt but he got the sack.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsDid Scolari produce the best football at Chelsea?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Barcelona, Real Madrid plan 30% player wage cuts

first_img Clubs from across the Spanish top flight are expected to be severely impacted by the ongoing La Liga suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Barcelona are reportedly aiming to recoup an estimated €230m due to the reductions, with transfer budgets also reduced and big name arrivals restricted this summer.Advertisement Barcelona and Real Madrid are both planning to reduce their first team squad salaries by 30% ahead of the 2020-21 La Liga season. According to Sunday’s front page of Diario AS, the El Clasico pair are both considering major cuts as part of financial restructuring this summer. The report also states the likelihood of games being played closed doors will effect sponsorship deals, with pitch side advertising reduced to zero. Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti Read Also: Bundesliga restart suffers blow as Dresden squad placed in quarantine La Liga is working towards a return for the 2019-20 campaign in mid-June, however games are certain to be played without fans for the remainder of the season. Supporters are unlikely to be permitted to attend games if the 2020-21 season begins as planned in September, with restrictions rumoured to be in place until the end of 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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ESA hosts panel on COP21 conference

first_imgIn an effort to spread awareness on environmental issues and current attempts to address them by talking about the recent climate summit COP21, the Environmental Student Assembly hosted USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Lamy, Shannon Gibson, a professor in international relations, and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute Global Director Bonnie Reiss Thursday afternoon.The talks began with background about COP21 and the concept of global warming as a whole. Held in Paris shortly after the November terrorist attacks, COP21 addressed the issue of climate change and how different countries and communities could reduce carbon emissions. It was the 21st of a series of meetings following the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on climate control and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Talks at the summit centered around not letting the average global temperature rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius and countries constructing goals for lowering greenhouse gas emissions.After explaining the purpose of the meeting, the speakers delved into the implications concerning the standards that each country set up in order to decrease carbon emissions.“This is like Weight Watchers, people come in and make promises but the enforcement mechanism is not there,” Lamy said. “There is going to be smaller countries that will be leaders in reducing carbon emissions like Sweden or Norway.”Lamy explained that more skeptical countries like Russia could look to these “leader” countries to mold their policies, reducing emissions yet boosting their economies.Reiss echoed this sentiment by saying the lack of global enforcement to hold these countries accountable poses a challenge for the world.“The problem seems to be that there is no enforcing programs that will make these ‘intended commitments’ come true,” Reiss said. “This issue is still in the hands of nation states. We have not yet decided on a system of global governance.”She followed this up by stating that the consumer has the most power by choosing to support or not support corporations that aren’t environmentally friendly.“Individuals should divest from companies that contribute lots of emissions,” Reiss said.She then transitioned into her talks about how spreading environmental awareness should begin on a microscale. She stated that despite its difficulty, it’s important that the U.S. effectively convey the severity of the issue to its citizens.“In a country like the United States, anything complicated is avoided,” Reiss said. “We need to communicate in a way that is more relevant to people and voters.”Gibson added to this argument by stating that students should be critical consumers, buying products based on background research and figuring out how much of an impact it actually makes on the environment. She talked about how green symbols on many big company products are actually industry markings that have low standards and mean next to nothing.Reiss brought it back to the USC students by urging the those in attendance to be smart consumers.“The kind of transition it’s going to take for a low-carbon system is going to be huge,” Reiss said. “But it begins with your generation — you guys.”last_img read more

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