News briefs from Tuesday September 7

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img A NATIONAL strike in France has forced both Ryanair and Aer Lingus to cancel flights to and from the European country this Tuesday causing travel disruption to many. Reports are that up to two million people are taking part in the action of pension reforms and a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Ryanair said many flights will not run as scheduled with cancellations and delays. Aer Lingus have cancelled some flights but all passengers are advised to travel to the airports as normal. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up —–POOR design and lenghty delays have been highlighted as the causes for the underspend of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund according to a reporting investigation carried out by the Financial Times. The fund  includes some €17 million euro that was set aside to help workers who lost their jobs when Dell closed the factory in Raheen, Limerick. The entire fund has some €2 billion euro at its disposal yet only €140million has been spent to date.—–AN Umbrella Group to represent the St. Mary’s Community is to be launched on September 7 by one of its most famous sons, former rugby international, Anthony Foley. After facilitation provided by the PAUL Partnership, representatives from many different groups got together to form the initial Umbrella Group, covering an area comprising King’s Island, the oldest community in Limerick, as well as a portion of Corbally. These initial members have worked to establish a constitution and a framework which aspires to attract a broad and diverse range of community based voluntary interest groups in the Parish – Residents Groups, Sports Clubs, Environmental Groups, Senior Citizens, etc. – to come together to achieve its objective of becoming the unified voice of St. Mary’s Community. All community groups operating in the area are expected to participate. The unofficial motto is One Voice – One Community, reflecting its role as a forum to express itself on all issues affecting it and bring these concerns to the powers that be – Government, City Council, Regeneration, Gardai, HSE, etc. Music will be provided at the launch at the Absolute Hotel by St. Mary’s Prize Fife and Drum Band – whose 125th anniversary is to be marked at the ceremony by a special presentation- and by St. Mary’s Parents Folk Choir. NewsLocal NewsNews briefs from Tuesday September 7By admin – September 7, 2010 521 Email Previous article‘Give us a lifeline’- asylum seekersNext articleIRFU amend Autumn international ticket package prices adminlast_img read more

Brundidge veteran remembers his role in protecting America

first_img Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Boutwell served first in England, then France and Belgium.“If we had not gone to England, that country would have been taken by the Germans,” he said.Boutwell said, at some point, a war is won or lost. It was won for the Allies on the beaches of Normandy.During the preparation for the invasion of France, Boutwell said there was no difference between 4 p.m. and 4 a.m.“There was as much activity in the early morning hours as there was in the afternoon,” he said. “Everything and everybody had to be ready.”Boutwell was not in the first waves that hit the beaches on June 6, 1944. His artillery until came later, but not so late that he was spared the horrors of the invasion.“We went in as a convoy with nine-ton guns,” he said. “At one place, about 20 acres was covered with the bodies of American soldiers. They were there to be buried. Mattress covers from the sleep cots had been taken off and used to cover the bodies. I’ll never forget what I saw that day. But, we knew by the outcome that the war would soon be over.”The Battle of the Bulge, December 1944 to mid-January 1945 was the most devastating battle of the war. The Americans lost 81,000 men.Too many lives lost on both sides, said Boutwell, a veteran of that battle. “But the war was coming to an end and we would finally be going home.”But first, Boutwell was ordered to the southern coast of France to guard prisoners of war.“We all had enough points to go home but we didn’t have a ride,” he said, with a smile.At long last, Boutwell’s “ride” arrived and he came home.“I was one of the lucky ones,” he said. “But I was like most all soldiers, I took pride in serving. Nobody owed me anything. If anything was owed, I owed my country.”A couple of years ago, Boutwell was privileged to go on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. and have the opportunity to visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall.“When we were standing there, somebody asked one of the veterans what he did in the war,” Boutwell said. “He said, ‘I didn’t do much but we did a lot.’ That’s the way I feel. I didn’t do much but we did a lot.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Skip Emmitt Boutwell shuffled through several, time-yellowed papers and separated one to the side.“Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. He signed it,” he said, pointing to the signature at the bottom of the page. “We all got this letter just before the invasion of France.”Emmitt Boutwell, 92, of Brundidge is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.The letter was a way of letting the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force know that the “eyes of the world are upon you and the hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.” Email the author You Might Like Power pros share tips to saving money this summer Written by Trent Thompkins, intern with The Messenger It’s been a scorcher already this summer with temperatures rising into the… read more Book Nook to reopen Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Boutwell, 92, sat in his Brundidge home Wednesday and remembered what it was like to take up the fight for freedom in a land so far from home.“It was 1942 and I was 22 years old,” he said. “I was like all the other soldiers. We understood our mission. We wanted to go over there, get it over, get back home and get on with our lives.”Boutwell was a member of the Army Coast Artillery, which had as its mission to protect airfields and to provide protection for the 9th Army Air Force.“We were to destroy enemy aircraft and to protect our positions,” he said. “Our mission was technical because we had to be able to identify every kind of plane even by its silhouette. We had to know the Allied planes and the enemy planes. We couldn’t make mistakes. If we did, lives would be lost.” By Jaine Treadwell Brundidge veteran remembers his role in protecting America Eisenhower cautioned the fighting forces that the task would not be easy – that the enemy “will fight savagely.”“Let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking,” he wrote.Boutwell said there are no words to describe his feelings upon receiving that letter – fierce pride in country and a tight knot in the pit of his stomach. 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SC backs QC court-warrants in Negros raids

first_img“If respondents feel aggrieved withthe issuance, the proper remedy is to file a motion to quash either before thecourt that issued them or before the court where the cases are eventuallyfiled,” Hosaka told reporters on Sunday. “The Court Administrator was quick tonote that the Executive Judges of Manila and Quezon City are really authorizedto issue SWs (search warrants) which may be implemented nationwide in certaininstances and provided that the legal requirements are met,” Hosaka said. Under court rules, in determiningprobable cause in the issuance of a search warrant, a judge must be convincedof facts and circumstances that would lead a reasonable, discreet and prudentman to believe that there has been a crime committed and the things and objectsconnected to the crime committed are in the place to be searched.  For nine hours, Villavert reportedlypropounded the questions to deponents from Negros to ensure Constitutional requirementsfor the issuance of search warrants. Some 32 assorted firearms, threefragmentation grenades, two grenade launchers, and assorted ammunition werereportedly confiscated during the operations. Burgos-Villavert issued the warrantsearlier this week after an exhaustive interview with the applicants of thewarrants and their witnesses. BACOLOD City – The Supreme Court (SC) has defended the authority of aQuezon City judge in issuing seven search warrants against alleged frontorganizations of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army inBacolod and Escalante cities in Negros Occidental.center_img He said Chief Justice (Diosdado)Peralta immediately directed the Court Administrator to remind judges to bedeliberate, circumspect, and prudent with the issuances of warrants. Executive Judge CecilynBurgos-Villavert of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 89 is “presumed tohave acted correctly and legally on the issuance of these search warrants,” SCspokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said on Monday. Hosaka made the statement reacting tothe petition of leftist groups led by Neri Colmenares asking the HighCourt to sanction a Quezon City judge who issued search warrants used by jointteams from the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army in arresting57 suspected communist group members during a series of raids on theoffices of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Kilusang Mayo Uno, Anakpawis,Gabriela, and National Federation of Sugar Workers. Joint police and Army operativesconducted the raids in Bacolod City and Escalante City on Thursday and Friday,respectively. Militant groups, however, claimed thepieces of evidence were merely planted by government operatives during theraids. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Froome backs Team Sky boss

first_imgHe says without him, there would be “no Team Sky” – but admits going forward, the professional outfit needs to do better.Brailsford’s resisted calls to resign over a mystery package sent to Bradley Wiggins at a race in 2011.The team concedes mistakes were made – but deny breaking anti-doping rules.last_img