IPL heavyweights CSK is once again expected to turn heads when the MS Dhoni-led side takes the pitch in a bid to win their fourth title. Chennai Super Kings are a juggernaut and when on a roll they are almost impossible to stop.With the team managing to keep its core intact, CSK will once again be a serious challenger for the title. Needing five players to complete the squad for the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shelled out Rs 6.75 crore to rope in leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, making him the most expensive Indian buy in the auction. And now they are all set to let their charismatic captain MS Dhoni take it forward for a possible fourth IPL silverware. As has been the case in the past few auctions, CSK didn’t spend a lot. Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood and England’s Sam Curran were brought in. England all-rounder Sam Curran, who played for Kings XI Punjab in last season, went to CSK for Rs 5.50 crore. The three-time IPL champions bought Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood for his steep base price of Rs 2 crore.R Sai Kishore was their last buy when action went into the accelerated round, which left them with Rs 15 lakh in their purse, meaning they could not afford to buy the fifth player.IPL 2020 : 5 game-changers of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season1 MS Dhoni – Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all ICC trophies.IPL Salary 2020 – 15 CroreTotal IPL Salary – 137.8 CroreIPL Moneyball Rank – 1Country – IndiaIPL 2019 RecordsMatches – 15Runs – 416Total IPL RecordsMatches – 190Runs – 44322 Suresh Raina – Suresh Kumar Raina is an Indian international cricketer. An aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler, he is also regarded as one of the best fielders in world cricket. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in all forms of domestic cricket.IPL Salary 2020 – 11 CroreTotal IPL Salary – 99.7 CroreIPL Moneyball Rank – 4Country – IndiaIPL 2019 RecordsMatches – 17Runs – 383Total IPL RecordsMatches – 193Runs – 5368Wickets – 253 Ravindra Jadeja – Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja, is an Indian international cricketer. He is an all-rounder, who plays as a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket and the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.IPL Salary 2020 – 7 CroreTotal IPL Salary – 70.01 CroreIPL Moneyball Rank – 12Country – IndiaIPL 2019 RecordsMatches – 16Runs – 106Wickets –15Total IPL RecordsMatches – 170Runs – 1927Wickets – 1084 Shane Watson – Shane Robert Watson is an Australian international cricketer and occasional captain in all formats who has played for Australia’s national cricket team and currently plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.IPL Salary 2020 – 4 CroreTotal IPL Salary – 77.1 CroreIPL Moneyball Rank – 9Country – AustraliaIPL 2019 RecordsMatches – 17Runs – 398Total IPL RecordsMatches – 134Runs – 3575Wickets – 92 5 Dwayne Bravo – Dwayne John Bravo is a Trinidadian cricketer, who played all formats of the game and a former captain of West Indies in all formats and plays league cricket for Chennai Super Kings & Quetta Gladiators. A genuine all-rounder, Bravo bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast pace.IPL Salary 2020 – 6.4 CroreTotal IPL Salary – 40.2 CroreIPL Moneyball Rank – 34Country – West IndiesIPL 2019 RecordsMatches – 12Runs – 80Wickets –11Total IPL RecordsMatches – 134Runs – 1483Wickets – 147 By Kunal Dhyani – August 12, 2020 Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive Football Cricket TAGS5 game-changers of Chennai Super KingsChennai Super KingsCSKgame-changersindian Premier LeagyeIPLIPL 2020 SHARE India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive IPL 2020 : 5 game-changers of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season Latest Sports News ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says We’ll carry the confidence in pink-ball Test against Australia CricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020Latest Sports NewsSport Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter Cricket Previous articleEngland vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1 Stumps: Rain abandons playNext articleENG vs PAK 2nd Test: Ollie Robinson replaces Ben Stokes as England names 14-member squad for Southampton Test Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane ready to battle Kiwi bowlers, follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates Cricket Cricket Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs
Top coaches: Eddie Jones and Sir Clive Woodward convers back in 2002 Who should be England’s next head coach?Rob BaxterJake WhiteMike FordClive WoodwardEddie JonesDean RyanShaun EdwardsJonny WilkinsonJim MallinderWarren GatlandVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comWho should be England's next head coach?For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. As the bookies go wild with anticipation, following the news that Stuart Lancaster has stepped down as England head coach, we want to know who you would like to see in the top job.After serving as an interim, Lancaster was appointed full-time head coach in April 2012. His most notable success came as he oversaw a 38-21 win over New Zealand in December of that year. However, under him England finished second in all of the previous four Six Nations Championships and in this year’s Rugby World Cup his side failed to progress from the group stages – England’s worst ever showing in a World Cup.Now the hunt is on for his replacement, with England’s CEO Ian Ritchie saying: “Looking forward, we will leave no stone unturned to ensure England achieves sustained success in the future.”But what does that mean? Perhaps under one stone Ritchie will find one of these men below. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Show them the DoR: should a Premiership director like Jim Mallinder be picked?Our list ranges from the sublime to the crazy – how likely is it that Jonny Wilkinson will be the next England head coach? – with several high-flying directors of rugby from top Aviva Premiership clubs present. A few names that keep popping up include Rob Baxter of Exeter Chiefs, Mike Ford of Bath and Jim Mallinder of Northampton Saints. Dean Ryan of Worcester Warriors gets some tipping, too.Maybe you’d like to see Shaun Edwards leave Wales and join up with England? Maybe you’d want a glorious return for 2003’s World Cup-winning honcho Sir Clive Woodward? Or perhaps you’d like to see someone from beyond England’s shores. We also offer up South Africa‘s 2007 World Cup-winning boss Jake White and his assistant at the time Eddie Jones, who also led Australia to the final in 2003 and who pushed Japan to victory over the Springboks in this year’s World Cup. Maybe you want Warren Gatland!The choice, as they say, is yours!
Architects: Chadbourne + Doss Architects Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. This house is part of a large waterfront property that has been incorporated into a condominium development that includes 4 detached residences and 2 houseboats. Residents share waterfront access, parking, utilities, and a shared vegetable garden. While sharing costs, amenities, and responsibilities; a stronger sense of community is established. Save this picture!The Lobster Boat is a metaphor for a house that is economical, purposeful, and durable. Located on a dense urban shoreline site, this residence strives to celebrate its location while providing privacy to its family. A remodel built on an existing 24′ x 28′ floor and basement foundation infrastructure, the constraints of site and footprint result in an efficient vertical house that reaches the maximum allowable zoning envelope to provide a variety of interior and exterior spaces. Economy is embodied in every aspect of this project including the sharing of site resources; reuse of existing structure & utilities; efficient spatial organization; and the selection of materials and systems based on low monetary, environmental, and life-cycle costs.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessToya Design wins Zamek Culture Centre modernisation competitionArticlesThe 2009 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / SANAAArticles Share “COPY” 2008 United States “COPY” Houses Projects ArchDaily Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects CopyAbout this officeChadbourne + Doss ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on July 12, 2009Cite: “Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects” 12 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Steven Evans Photography+ 9 Share Houses CopyAbout this officeKyra Clarkson ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasTorontoHouses3D ModellingCanadaPublished on May 28, 2012Cite: “House 1 / Kyra Clarkson Architect” 28 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. King Bill is a love letter to Fitzroy. King Bill is a collage of Fitzroy’s built history, its textures, its forms, its order and its chaos.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellA family of four asked Austin Maynard Architects to design them their “forever house”. They asked for a renovation to their two story terrace home, incorporating the empty garden site to the east and re-using the old stable building at the rear. Long time Fitzroy locals, the clients chose not to capitalise on their block by exploiting the vacant site. They wanted more living space but they had no intention of maximising the economic yields by creating a huge home. Instead they sought to give something back to the suburb they love through a rich and generous garden.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellLocated in the vibrant back streets of Fitzroy, King Bill is the renovation and extension of a double story terrace house and neighbouring garden. The house (one of 5 terraces built circa 1850) and its eastern garden were initially separate lots that were recently consolidated onto a single title. Recognising the importance and heritage significance of the area, as well as the rich eclectic nature of the location, the terrace facade remains untouched. A glazed corridor now runs along the eastern outer wall of the original terrace, linking the old house with the stable (garage and parents retreat) and the new glass pavilion, which houses kitchen, living and dining.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Derek SwalwellAt King Bill we set out to completely re-think the terrace house and the principles that created them. Typically you walk through the front door of a terrace, past two bedrooms to the kitchen/living and small rear yard, which is usually overshadowed by the house itself. We set aside these principles and looked at the house as empty spaces that needed new purpose. Holes have been punched through the boundary wall on the east and the entrance has been moved to the side to become a light filled corridor linking the old house with the stable and pavilion. With the entry moved, the original terrace entry porch is now a garden and the entry corridor is now a bathroom.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSurrounded by established garden, the glass pavilion sits in stark contrast to the dark masonry walls of the robust two story terraces either side. As with many Austin Maynard Architects projects the spaces created vary greatly in nature, thereby enabling the users to occupy spaces that best suit their mood, at any specific time. The introvert who wants to hide away and read a book in a dark space, verses someone who wants to slide away the walls and be in amongst the garden.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellRetaining the existing trees was fundamental to creating a variety of spaces. The house and the structure was meticulously designed to ensure that the existing trees remained intact throughout construction.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessMUH SHOOU XIXI / GOASelected ProjectsA Walking Box / unarchitecteSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAustin Maynard ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on January 09, 2019Cite: “King Bill / Austin Maynard Architects” 08 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
SpringAction 2018, a significant coalition of hundreds of progressive groups, has been mobilizing for anti-war demonstrations across the U.S. on April 14-15. Its appeal calls for an end to all U.S. wars and militarism along with fighting white supremacy at home and defending immigrant rights, as well as protecting the environment.Radio host Mimi Rosenberg invited three of the New York based organizers of these demonstrations on her April 4 Morning Show on Pacifica Radio 99.5 FM, WBAI.org, to discuss these protests on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.The following are excerpts from the comments Kayla Popuchet, a Haitian-Peruvian student activist; Jose Monzon, a Black anti-war activist and member of Black Alliance for Peace; and Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center and member of the United National Antiwar Coalition, made on the show.Rosenberg: “You cannot remain silent,” say our next guests, when faced with the extreme militarists who have just joined the Trump administration, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, calling for war on Iran and north Korea and new attacks on Palestine. What are the motivators for the “End U.S. Wars” action?Popuchet: A call to end U.S. violence against oppressed people of the world, to end the U.S. putting interest in “resources” over people, and to draw the connection between U.S. militarism against oppressed nations, and the way the government treats our own people. The U.S. gives millions of dollars to Israel, where fascist IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] troops treat Palestinians as subhuman, the same way the NYPD [New York Police Department] treats people of color. The NYPD was trained by the Israeli forces.A couple of weeks ago, we leafleted at the March for Our Lives about the April 15 action and also about the killing of Stephon Clark by police, to draw the connection that people are dying by U.S. gun violence in Iraq, Yemen, Palestine, the same way that people are dying in the streets of Brooklyn and Sacramento and Ferguson.Monzon: For me, a primary motivator has been [King’s] anti-war position, which has been a largely forgotten part of his legacy. It is no coincidence he was murdered the year after his “Beyond Vietnam” speech and at the same time he was organizing with sanitation workers.To me, 50 years later, things are largely the same. Most of our tax dollars go to U.S. wars of aggression against poor people of color abroad while at the same time [the U.S.] is cutting programs for working people and people of color here at home. To me, we are living King’s famous quote that every bomb dropped in Vietnam explodes here at home in the form of less services for everyone.Rosenberg: How do you see mobilization around anti-war, anti-imperialist, anti-globalization, against racist oppression with the youth community?Monzon: We went to the March for Our Lives [on March 24] and gave out a lot of material on anti-war actions, Black Lives Matter, and people were very receptive. I think that even though the motivating factor has been opposition to personal “gun violence,” I think that there is a heightened sense of a need to oppose militarism and the assaults on marginalized people in this country.I think the way to mobilize and link it for people is really to say: “Look, a large part of the reason why we don’t have services here at home and that there is a lack of education and health across the board is that so much money that should be going to creating a more equitable society here is being spent to destroy other nations abroad.”Popuchet: My generation of youth, we are fighting back against the terrorism that threatens us. Being an oppressed person, I walk through the streets being nervous about the police, and that’s the way people in Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq have felt their entire lives, because of my own government.Rosenberg: What are the demands being raised at the anti-war demonstrations on April 15?Popuchet: We oppose sanctions by the U.S. government because those kill people. We oppose U.S. nuclear threats. We oppose U.S. involvement in elections [in other countries]. Just look at what they did to my country in Latin America. We are opposing U.S. funding fascist states such as Israel and we also oppose the state violence that happens within our own borders.Monzon: We are saying fund human needs and not endless war. So instead of spending money to destroy nations, let’s spend money to provide services here at home like universal health care and education.Rosenberg: How do you see a way to move beyond a reactive strategy, to a more permanent solution to implement the goals you are stating?Monzon: A big part of the strategy needs to be a revitalization of the anti-war movement. We can see that other movements have revived in the last few years in the Occupy movement, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo. If we can rebuild opposition to U.S. war, similar to the Vietnam era, if we can rebuild that movement, that will propel us forward.Popuchet: The NRA [National Rifle Association] is the product of a larger system. If we can build consciousness about that, as part of the anti-war movement, we can apply that to any type of U.S.-foreign interaction. The U.S. is beating the war drums against Russia, against the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea], while at the same time deploying more troops into the Black Sea area and Eastern Europe. If that’s not building and gearing up for a war, I don’t know what is.Flounders: Thanks so much for this program and particularly on this day for Martin Luther King Jr., who made these links 50 years ago, and paid the price. The April 14-15 rallies are organized by a large coalition, so we are expecting an important mobilization in cities around the U.S.Here in New York City, on April 15, we rally at 2 p.m. at Herald Square, 34th Street and 6th Avenue, and then we march to Trump Tower. At www.springaction2018.org you will see a list of hundreds of endorsers, a broad spectrum of the U.S. political movement that doesn’t always come together, but that has now united to oppose all U.S. wars, sanctions, coups, and the escalating attacks, repression, racism and cutbacks at home.Monzon: People should come out on April 14-15, thinking of the increased U.S. war mobilizations, remembering that the U.S. has the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world. There is a real potential to endanger all life on the planet. This is a fight for our lives.Popuchet: For the sake of oppressed peoples internationally, there needs to be a revival of the anti-war movement. People here in the U.S. need to come out on April 14-15 to show their solidarity with the people who the U.S. has disenfranchised and marginalized. And not only for them, but also for the disenfranchised within the U.S., we need to stand together and call for an end to the violence, because we know the U.S. government is not going to do that.Rosenberg: We’ve got to build that mass national movement, for people’s power. Let’s get to that demonstration.For more information, see springaction2018.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Prisoners in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan rose up and took control of their housing unit for over five hours on Sunday night, Sept. 13. In a display of commendable organization and militancy, over 40 incarcerated workers rebelled after a guard at the Chippewa Correctional Facility used a Taser weapon on their fellow prisoner, causing them to lose consciousness.While the injured prisoner was being taken away, prisoners seized on the opportunity to force staff out of the housing block. Guards were forced to abandon the unit. The facility’s administration even had to admit that the prisoners’ seizure of power was so swift that no guards were even injured in the takeover.The Chippewa facility has a capacity of over 2,000 prisoners. Like so many weapons of genocide and dislocation in the U.S. empire, this concentration camp is named after the Indigenous people of this continent. “Chippewa” is an anglicization of Ojibwe, the name of one of the bands of Anishinabe people, who are native to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Anishinabe, Dakota and Menominee peoples all called the Upper Peninsula home long before Europeans arrived in North America. (tinyurl.com/yyxkguw5)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en News News May 27, 2021 Find out more Freelance journalist Eduard Abrosimov was sentenced to seven months forced labour for defamation by the regional court in Saratov, southern Russia on 23 June 2005.He was sentenced over an article carried by Moscow weekly Sobesednik and a draft article found by investigators that was intended for regional daily Saratov-Stolitsa Povoljya.Reporters Without Borders said this was the second heavy sentence handed down for defamation within a month and pointed out that this latest sentence was contrary to UN and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) recommendations under which press offences should not be punished by prison terms.”In addition, sentencing a journalist to forced labour for having written an unpublished article seems particularly shocking to us,” said the organisation.Abrosimov was sentenced at the end of a one month trial for disseminating false news under Article 129 of the criminal code. He was immediately taken to prison in Saratov. He said he would appeal the sentence before the Russian Federation Supreme Court.The case began with the publication of an article “Don’t peep through the keyhole” carried on 2 November 2004 in the weekly Sobesednik, under the pseudonym Andrei Zabelin. The article was referring to the sexual preferences of a deputy in the Duma, Viatcheslav Volodin. Abrosimov was arrested on 21 January 2005, on the orders of the Saratov prosecutor, who opened an investigation for defamation. The journalist, then adviser to the governor of Saratov, Dmitri Ayatskov, has spent four months in custody. The investigators recovered an unpublished draft article from the hard disk of the journalist’s computer sent by email to a journalist on the daily Saratov-Stolitsa Povoljya. In the article, Abrosimov reported that one of the investigators in the office of the regional prosecutor, Dmitri Petriaikin, took bribes from certain criminals to release them. The definitive article headlined “Let us reflect on a portrait” was carried in Saratov-Stolitsa Povoljya on 11 November 2004, raising local authority corruption but without naming Dmitri Petriaikin. The Saratov prosecutor however ruled that the draft article was defamatory as soon as it had been sent by email and at least one person was aware of it. Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders protested that there was no justification in a democracy for a journalist to be imprisoned for a press offence after Eduard Abrosimov was sentenced to seven months forced labour, in Saratov, southern Russia on 23 June 2005 for articles deemed defamatory about a deputy in the Duma and an investigator in the regional prosecutor’s office. to go further News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Belarus News June 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to seven months forced labour for defamation May 28, 2021 Find out more “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public”
3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Public Safety Police to Rollout Traffic Enforcement Program This Friday Friday, December 16, 2016 Published on Monday, December 12, 2016 | 2:00 pm Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a Traffic Enforcement program this Friday, December 16, 2016, throughout the City of Pasadena.Officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the city to look for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed or red signals.When violations are observed, violators will cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation. The need for driver education and enforcement is constantly on the rise due to the increased volume of traffic within the City of PasadenaThe Pasadena Police Department’s ultimate goal is to enforce and educate the driving public at the same time reducing serious injuries and fatal collisionsFunding for these programs is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Previous articleGardai urged to investigate background to prostitution in cityNext articleBooming Milk Market hosts Friday party admin DISAPPOINTMENT that just six of the 17 city councillors attended a special meeting called to discuss the emergency situation at Shannon Airport, has been voiced by Cllr Joe Leddin. Adamant that Shannon must be granted its own autonomy by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to operate as a free and independent airport, Mr Vaughan, of the Irish Hotel Federation, said that this may require an act of legislation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Shannon is ready to compete but the problem is that it is not being allowed to buy a tin of paint without a purchase order from Dublin”. Fears were expressed for the airport going forward, especially in light of the severe cuts levelled by both Ryanair and Aer Lingus, and unease at Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) role in Shannon’s management.“The fear is that the DAA will offer Aer Lingus a sweetheart deal to open new routes from its new Terminal Two, which could lead to the cessation of more Shannon services,” warned Mr Vaughan, who added: “Can Shannon airport be regionally owned, yet bring private equity in?“We could create a bond scheme with low yielding returns, and if we can get this we can go to Government with a proposal.“The biggest threat to Dublin Airport is a free and independent Shannon”.Warning that any new business is likely to be hoovered up by Dublin’s Terminal Two, Cllr McLoughlin said the DAA’s intention is to create an airport capable of serving 48 million people,The DAA was accused by Cllr Diarmuid Scully of sabotaging Shannon, while Cllr Leddin accused the region’s six Government representatives in the Dail of being more concerned about fixing potholes.“There will be no progress unless they get off their behinds and approach the Government Departments for a free and independent Shannon, otherwise the airport will decline even further, with a debt-ridden DAA hoovering up business for its new t terminal,” said Cllr Leddin.Pointing out that the collapse in passenger numbers by three million annually is as bad as the Dell closure, Cllr Diarmuid Scully said that up to 10,000 jobs have been affected by Shannon’s demise.Limerick Travel owner, Tony Brazil told the meeting he would be willing to become an agent to market Shannon overseas and appoint other personnel overseas to do likewise“We need to produce a plan for the airport and then decide what to do and how it can be managed and regionally owned – perhaps, we could bring private equity in – we want control of the airport going forward – we must develop routes out of Shannon. but the airport must go forward.“Aer India is flying into Dublin, we don’t know if they have an interest in Shannon. Also, St Patrick’s Day brings huge business. Ryanair does not bring business into the region- we need US and European tourism. Ryanair is not the answer but we are at the mercy of Dublin. Ryanair was never going to stay the minute the airport at Faranfore increases charges, Ryanair will be gone from there.“While O’Leary can be part of the solution he is not the answer to the solution, what we have to do is attract more airlines into the airport. We must have connectivity into New York, Philadelphia etc when the United States economy starts to grow again”. Email Print Twitter Advertisement Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPlan of action called for Shannon AirportBy admin – October 20, 2010 586