Peace groups seek to make Shannon election issue


first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFour men rescued from early morning Limerick river incidentNext articleNew York sax Seamus Blake joins jazz trio Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSGalway Alliance Against War (GAAW)general election 2016Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM)limerickShannon airportShannonwatchthe Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA)US militaryVeterans for Peace (VfP) Email Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin NewsLocal NewsPeace groups seek to make Shannon election issueBy Alan Jacques – February 4, 2016 688 Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads US military aircraft at Shannon Airport.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up US military aircraft at Shannon Airport.THE US Military’s continuing use of Shannon Airport is now set to become a General Election issue with Limerick candidates being urged to commit their support by signing a peace pledge.In a joint initiative, Shannonwatch, the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA), the Irish Anti-War Movement (IAWM), Galway Alliance Against War (GAAW) and Veterans for Peace (VfP) Ireland are all calling for election hopefuls and their parties to bar military traffic from any country involved in war from landing on Irish soil or from using Irish airspace.Launching the Peace Pledge initiative, John Lannon of Shannonwatch commented, “Since October 2001, Ireland has provided direct support for unilateral military interventions by the US and its NATO allies, most notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. This support has included the transit of at least 2.5 million armed troops plus additional military aircraft through Shannon Airport.”“Given the devastation caused by these and other US/NATO military interventions, it is time to stop supporting them,” Mr Lannon insists.And according to Edward Horgan of Veterans for Peace, “the next government must now commit to ending our complicity in this suffering”.“A neutral state is subject to certain rules and obligations under international law, in particular the Hague Convention which states that belligerents are forbidden to move troops or convoys of either munitions of war or supplies across the territory of a neutral Power,” Mr Horgan explained.Roger Cole of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance is of the view that the participation of Ireland in military alliances like the NATO Partnership for Peace and European Union (EU) battle groups should also be ended with immediate effect.“Furthermore, support for regional military alliances, including those resulting from the Mutual Defence Clause of the Lisbon Treaty, flouts the democratic wishes of the Irish people who have regularly reaffirmed their commitment to positive neutrality,” Mr Cole declared.The Peace Pledge is available online at www.peacepledge.ie. Election candidates are now being asked to visit the website and commit to not joining or supporting a government that allows the use of Shannon Airport for military purposes. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Lessar Signs with Yankees


first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Jarod Lessar/New York Yankees Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU baseball pitcher Jarod Lessar signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday.Lessar, a right-hander out of Price, Utah, played the last two seasons with the Cougars after transferring from USU Eastern. During his junior season in 2019, he helped BYU win the WCC title, posting a 3-2 record with a 4.44 ERA. In 19 appearances and seven starts Lessar racked up 44 strikeouts in 48.2 innings on the year.In his shortened senior season this spring, Lessar made four starts in five appearances, totaling 15 strikeouts and a 4.41 ERA over 16.1 innings.“I couldn’t be happier for Jarod,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “He is such a great example of how hard work and dedication to your craft pays off. Jarod earned this opportunity and I’m glad the Yankees recognize his talent. We will miss him, but we wish him the best of luck as he begins his professional career.”With the Major League Baseball Draft cut to five rounds this year instead of its usual 40, clubs are allowed to sign as many draft-eligible players as they want during a free agent period that began at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.Lessar will report to the Yankees in Tampa, Florida, as the MLB begins to set training and playing dates for the upcoming season. June 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Lessar Signs with Yankees Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Unai Emery explains why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool


first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Advertisement Unai Emery has explained why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has explained why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup defeat to Liverpool.Ozil was offered a first start in over a month at Anfield on Wednesday night and impressed for the Gunners, playing a crucial role in two of Arsenal’s five goals.Arsenal fans reacted badly to his 65th-minute substitution but Emery says it was decided before the match that he would be replaced as the club were wary of Ozil becoming fatigued. Top articles Comment Asked about Ozil’s performance and surprising substitution, Emery said: ‘He played very well. He used his skills to help the team and was always positive.‘The substitution was decided before the match so he didn’t get tired.’On Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool, Emery added: ‘It was an amazing match, I enjoyed it. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story / Video Settings Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro Read More Skip Ad About Connatix V67539center_img Read More PLAY Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Read More 1/1 Ozil was impressive before his surprising substitution (Picture: Getty)The match finished 5-5 after 90 minutes and Liverpool scored their five penalties to knock Arsenal out and progress to the quarter-finals.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Advertisement SPONSORED Unai Emery explains why he subbed off Mesut Ozil during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool Read More Full Screen Emery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:01FullscreenEmery on Cup defeat to Liverpool: ‘there were positives’https://metro.co.uk/video/emery-cup-defeat-liverpool-positives-2038934/This 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.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But when two teams concede five goals you can’t always be happy but playing a game like that could be good.’Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, who made 11 changes from the side that beat Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend, said: ‘I was convinced we could give them a proper game.‘Going into half-time we were hoping to keep it at 3-1 but we scored again. I enjoyed each second of the game and it was a special night.’MORE: Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat Coming Nextlast_img read more

Fresh Arsenal fan backlash lies in wait for Wenger


first_imgDemoralisingIn that context, the possible return of Santi Cazorla after a six-month absence with a knee problem will be welcomed by Wenger, although England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains sidelined.“Santi might be in the squad this weekend, I don’t know yet. He is available,” Wenger said.“Everyone is available, but maybe Oxlade-Chamberlain is not competitive yet. It’s Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first week in full training now, so I don’t think I will select him this weekend.”Norwich will attempt to revive their bid to escape relegation after a recent upturn in form that brought seven points from three games was ended by successive defeats against Crystal Palace and Sunderland.The 3-0 home defeat against the Black Cats was particularly demoralising and the Canaries now face a three-way battle with Sunderland and Newcastle to avoid going down to the Championship with Aston Villa.Alex Neil’s side sat out last weekend’s round of fixtures and the manager must hope the break will leave his team refreshed.“It looks like it is going all the way now. There are huge amounts to play for and certainly the points tally, with limited games left, you feel it is going to go right to the end,” Neil said.“Obviously playing Arsenal away at the Emirates is tough but we need to try and take something and then we have two at home and we have to target them and Everton away, whose home record is not great.“People can talk about the points we need, but two wins and a draw from where we are, I think that will be enough.“It is about us. I look at the four games we have got and think we need to win some of those, not who has got who elsewhere.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP |Arsene Wenger will be forced to confront renewed supporter protests at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday as he attempts to stop Arsenal’s troubled season imploding in the final weeks.A number of fans’ groups are planning to mark the visit of struggling Norwich by displaying placards during the game demanding change after another frustrating campaign.The Gunners’ Premier League title challenge was finally ended following last weekend’s failure to beat lowly Sunderland, leaving Wenger’s side to face another relegation-threatened team with their focus now trained on preserving a top four spot.The goalless draw at the Stadium of Light opened the door for Manchester City to move into third place, leaving Arsenal in fourth place, five points clear of Manchester United who have played a game less.The odds remain in Arsenal’s favour as they attempt to qualify for the Champions League for a 20th successive season under Wenger’s guidance.But the French manager concedes that record is under threat, and anything less than victory against a Norwich side currently occupying the third relegation place on goal difference will increase the pressure on Wenger’s position.Mesut Ozil’s admission this week he is in no hurry to sign a new contract –- his current deal runs until 2018 –- only added to the sense that while there is no silverware at stake, the remaining weeks of the season could be significant for the club.Missing out on the Champions League will do nothing to encourage Ozil and Chile star Alexis Sanchez to agree new terms.However, a strong finish backed by victory at Manchester City in the penultimate game will guarantee third place and automatic passage to the Champions League group stages, strengthening Wenger’s hand.“Now the fight is to get the best position for the Champions League,” Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said.“You need to start winning games. We have three games to play and we need to get as many points as we can.“I don’t think it will be enough to finish in the top two now as the other teams have taken advantage of our two points dropped.”last_img read more

Teams head to English Men’s County Finals


first_img Northumberland are already in the golfing headlines thanks to the win of the City of Newcastle Golf Club in the English Champion Club tournament. County champion Phil Ridden helped in that triumph and will be back in action this weekend.  The championship starts on Friday when Hampshire play Somerset in match one; and Staffordshire play Northumberland in match two. On Saturday the match one winners play the match two losers; and the match two winners play the match one losers. On Sunday the round robin will be completed.  Hampshire, which includes the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight, will bring a line-up which features Matt Wilcox, the British mid-amateur champion and Martin Young, a past winner of the English mid-amateur title.  Staffordshire: Ryan Brooks, Jack Gaunt, Tom Hewitt, Lewis Pearce, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, Ollie Read and Jake Walley The teams include some of England’s finest players. Somerset’s team includes French open winner Josh Hilleard, boy international Tom Plumb and Dutch Junior Open winner Tom Sloman.  Somerset: Jamie Clare, Josh Hilleard, Thomas Plumb, Will Poole, Tom Sloman, Matt Turner and Philip White. County pride will be on the line this week when teams from Hampshire, Northumberland, Somerset and Staffordshire meet in the finals of a national championship.  The four teams will go head to head in the English Men’s County Championship from Friday September 29 to Sunday 1 October, battling it out over three days of match play at Trevose, on the Cornwall coast.  Among the Staffordshire representatives are Welsh open champion Gian-Marco Petrozzi and fellow international Jack Gaunt, together with Ollie Read, who tied for the English Boys’ County Champion of Champions, only to lose out in a play-off.  Teams Hampshire: Mark Burgess, Ryan Harmer, Billy McKenzie, Tom Robson, Colin Roope, Matt Wilcox and Martin Young.  Click here for the championship webpage  25 Sep 2017 Teams head to English Men’s County Finals Northumberland: Sean Heads, Matthew McClean, Andrew Minnikin, Craig Penny, Phil Ridden, Daniel Shevill and Sandy Twynholm. The action will unfold on the Championship Course, which is ranked as one of the top links in the British Isles, and it’s guaranteed that the wind will play its part in the outcome of this fiercely contested tournament.  Northumberland, Hampshire and Staffordshire have all won this title before, but not recently. Hampshire’s sole victory was in 1996, Staffordshire won six times between 1938 and 1975, and Northumberland had a purple patch of four wins in the early 1960s. Somerset are targeting their first win. Tags: competitions, County Finals, Menslast_img read more

GOLDIKOVA STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 2016


first_img            BOB EDWARDS, OWNER OF ZINDAYA, WINNER: “It’s special. She’s our first-ever stakes winner. (Zindaya won her first stakes race at Belmont in May 2015, giving Bob Edwards his first stakes victory as an owner.) Javier has done a great job with her. Chad has done a great job with her.“You saw her in the paddock. She looks like a true champ. It’s been a great weekend for us. It’s been a great experience (referring to winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday and today’s Goldikova).This is my first time out here. It’s been a pretty good year and winning this race makes a big difference.”             JAVIER CASTELLANO, ZINDAYA, WINNER: “I had a perfect trip. I was on the rail and looking for the seam. I tried to save all the ground I could. I kept track of the pace-setter and tried to follow Hillhouse High and find the best scenario to go for. We thought (Hillhouse High) was going to go and she did. It worked out great. When we swung out at the top of the lane, she gave me a powerful kick.” JOCKEY QUOTES  OWNER QUOTES  NOTES: Bob Edwards, who races as E Five Racing Thoroughbreds, resides in Boca Raton, FL. Edwards also won his first-ever Breeders’ Cup race with New Money Honey on Friday in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.last_img read more