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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Simeone sends message to Valverde after Spanish Super Cup red card

first_img Valverde was grateful for Simeone’s support, saying: ‘I want to recognize Simeone, who also came over and said some words that I won’t say. But I want to highlight it because nobody does it.’ Real comfortably won the shootout 4-1, with Sergio Ramos scoring the cup-winning final penalty, and he too praised Valverde for taking one for the team. Asked if he would have committed the tackle too, Ramos told reporters: ‘Yes, I think any player in our squad would have done it in that situation. It was a key move that had to be stopped.’ The Argentine was no stranger to a professional foul in his playing days Read Also: Real Madrid beat Atlético in shootout, claim Spanish Super Cup On his penalty, he added: ‘I always take the fourth penalty due to superstition, not because it had been calculated that I’d take the winning penalty. ‘I had planned on taking a Panenka penalty, but I didn’t have the ankle to do lots of little steps. My ankle is a bit f***ed. I was a bit scared and, as time passed, it seized up and hurt more. But once you’re in the game and know there’s so much to play for, you forget the pain.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he would have done exactly the same thing as Federico Valverde after the Real Madrid midfielder’s match-saving professional foul in the Spanish Super Cup. The Uruguayan was shown a straight red card for hacking down Alvaro Morata as the striker burst clean through on goal deep into extra-time on Sunday night, with Real winning the penalty shootout that followed moments later. The Argentine was no stranger to a professional foul in his playing days Valverde sought out Morata after the game to say sorry for his foul, but Atletico boss Simeone feels there is no need for the Real midfielder to apologise. ‘I think the award for the best player makes perfect sense because Valverde won the game with that action,’ said Simeone at his post-match press conference. ‘It was the most important play of the game. If the play continued, it was possibly a goal.’ When Valverde left the pitch he was jeered by the crowd but got support from both his own manager, Zinedine Zidane, and Simeone as he walked past the dugout.Simeone continued: ‘I told him not to worry, that he did what he had to do. We will see how many days [suspension] they give him.’ Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?From Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithlast_img read more

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