Warning that new city feud could lead to murder

first_imgA NEW feud in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick could result in serious injury, or the loss of life through murder.That is according to gardai who “stressed” that a new violent dispute has escalated in recent weeks, as shots have been fired, acts of arson, criminal damage and serious assaults have occurred.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detectives have warned that more incidents could follow, and threats could be “made good” if the situation is not brought under control.The comments of Det Garda Pat Whelan and Garda Garry Laide came as they opposed the bail applications of two men arrested in Roscrea and Limerick on January 5 last.Judge Tom O’Donnell heard Garda Laide state that the feud that has escalated in the last three to four weeks in the city could result in murder.Limerick District Court was stunned to silence as it heard that it was of a serious nature with many parties involved.Garda Laide gave evidence during the bail application of two men charged in connection with a serious assault in the area, where it is alleged, that four men, two carrying knives, alighted from a car and stabbed several times and assaulted a man in his 20s.Gardai told the court that they were objecting to the bail applications of the two as they feared witness intimidation, that further serious assaults or acts of crime would be committed.One man, a potential witness, who had attended the courthouse during the proceedings, told gardai that he would not stay in the area of Merchants Quay, as he alleged that he was in fear for his life after being threatened to withdraw statements he made to gardai.These statements, the court was told by gardai, form a major part of the case being brought by the State.A woman in her 40s was arrested after it was alleged she threatened to kill a potential witness linked to the this new and bitter feud.Gardai say that their investigations are ongoing. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsWarning that new city feud could lead to murderBy admin – January 12, 2011 538 center_img Email Advertisement Print Previous articleSection of Golf Links Road to closeNext articleMatt Cooper in Limerick tomorrow night adminlast_img read more

Panamanian Air and Naval Service to Host CABSEC/SAMSEC 2017 Summits

first_imgBy Claudia Sánchez-Bustamante/Diálogo February 27, 2017 The Panamanian Air and Naval Service (SENAN, per its Spanish acronym) will host the Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit 2017 (CABSEC) and the South American Security Summit 2017 (SAMSEC), which will be held jointly from March 21st to 23rd in Panama City.Each edition of this event attracts hundreds of representatives from the security and defense establishment, as well as corporate manufacturers of defense and security equipment from across the hemisphere and around the world.SENAN and Panama will be at the center of a meeting that holds great importance for the region and where attendees will discuss topics such as the importance of regional interagency cooperation for solidifying regional security. To discuss this event and its importance for SENAN in its role as host in more detail, Diálogo met with Commissioner Belsio González, director of SENAN, in Panama on February 14th.Diálogo: Why is it important that the CABSEC/SAMSEC 2017 summit is held in Panama? And more specifically, what is the importance of SENAN serving as its co-host? Commissioner Belsio González, director of the Panamanian Air and Naval Service: For us as a nation and as an institution, the fact that we were chosen to host this is important because the security leaders of Central and South American nations will attend, and we will be able to exchange lessons learned, mainly in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking.Being able to sit down and share stories about our successes, our failures, or the lessons learned over these years, as well as making ourselves known to the region, is of the utmost importance to us. Having the great honor of hosting CABSEC/SAMSEC 2017 is highly important to us. Diálogo: What are your expectations with respect to any achievements or the signing of any agreements during the summit? Commissioner González: Panama, in having a transoceanic canal and an economy that is highly service-based, is quite attractive to organized crime, which uses that service economy to move drugs back and forth by sea. As a nation, we have reached important agreements with Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, and Chile; with practically all the countries with which we share this type of commerce.Diálogo: What are your main goals as director of SENAN? Commissioner González: This is a relatively new institution. It fell to us to create it basically from scratch. The institution arose from the merger between the Panamanian Navy and Air Force, and its purpose was to bolster the operational capabilities of those institutions. In merging them, we basically had to create a new organizational culture.We had naval officers, air officers, and even land component officers who were all chiefly committed to fighting drug trafficking, because of the responsibility that we have over our maritime areas and our airspace. Scarcely eight years have passed since we came together as an air and naval institution specifically dedicated to fighting organized crime, drug trafficking, and, of no lesser importance, delivering humanitarian aid far and wide throughout our country.Diálogo: How does SENAN work with its counterparts in the public security forces for Panama’s national security and defense? Commissioner González: Our relations with our other partner security forces, if you will, or with our sister forces under the umbrella of Public Security Forces under the Ministry of Security led by Minister Alexis Bethancourt, are in superb synergy.The National Police exchanges a lot of intelligence information with us, and that makes us more effective when it comes to carrying out an interdiction against a fast boat carrying individuals dedicated to drug smuggling. Our relationship with SENAFRONT [National Border Service, for its Spanish acronym] is much broader, much more involved. Since we have forged a trusting relationship with the Colombian government with regard to its military, and specifically with the Colombian Navy, we are the ones who exchange information with SENAFRONT when needed.That gives us the ability to exchange a lot of information on what is happening along the Panamanian-Colombian border, and, indeed, we share that information with SENAFRONT. We include them in that information exchange, the sole purpose of which is to fight against organized crime and against all of the organizations devoted to lawlessness along our borders and in our maritime jurisdiction.Diálogo: Beyond Panama, how are your relations with partner nations and with the United States? Commissioner González: Over the course of these seven years that I have been at the helm of this institution, I have had the chance to see how, over that period, we have received supportive aid from the United States and its various agencies. We have received training where our officers have trained in leadership courses, and where our subordinate units have honed their skills in courses on outboard motors, vessel leadership, or really, any number of on-site training and development activities that we have received from the United States government and that have helped us continue to boost our operational capabilities in the fight against drug trafficking.We’ve even received logistical support for our Nor-Tech vessels, powerboats we use for interdiction and many other donations that we’ve received over these last seven years to continue the fight against these criminal organizations. Diálogo: How does that joint cooperation synergy occur with partner nations and between the various agencies? And why is it important to work together? Commissioner González: We have a liaison officer at JIATF-South. It was about five years ago that we began that effort, and it has helped us make huge improvements in our operational coordination with the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.This has been an excellent effort in which our liaison officer has joined with other officers representing the various countries of Latin America, all of them united around a common goal. The main goal is to fight drug trafficking and organized crime. That’s the most important thing. Besides the training and the sharing we do with various organizations in these countries that support us through training, we have also built trust, a trust that is now bearing fruit. Getting a partner nation’s intelligence service to provide us sensitive information has come at a great cost, but we exchange the lessons learned with humility.The experience that a country like Colombia has within its military — particularly the Colombian Navy — as well as the training that we have had from the United States government, from U.S. Southern Command, and from JIATF-South, are very significant and have meant a lot to us. Diálogo: What strategies does SENAN use against drug trafficking and transnational organized crime? Commissioner González: The strategy always goes hand in hand with the drug traffickers’ innovations.That’s why it’s really important to preserve our relations with South American countries, mainly Colombia, Peru, and Chile, where drug traffickers are constantly trying to come up with new ways of circumventing the security systems. But our strategy is mainly based on keeping our institution robust – in the sense of having units that are honorable and that can withstand the onslaught from organizations that try to bribe them – and it is also based on bolstering our resources and our naval tools for efficiently and effectively confronting these traffickers when they enter our waters. There are a high number of fast boat entries basically occurring more than 100 nautical miles from our territorial waters.They are practically forced to quit or take their sea operation farther out to escape our air and naval forces which, together with the U.S. ships that we interact within our territorial waters, are able to push those vessels out to sea. The acquisition of new resources has made us more effective every day. We’ve acquired aircraft and faster boats. Most recently we acquired six highly versatile 55-knot go-fast boats, and we are betting that those interceptors, together with the Nor-Tech boats, will be overwhelming in stopping entries by drug-trafficking vessels.Diálogo: What achievements or advances has Panama made lately as to its own national security and the security of the region? Commissioner González: Strengthening the security forces. As I mentioned, we work as one, as a single team: the National Police, SENAFRONT, and the Air and Naval Service. I think that by merging these forces, we were able to maximize our resources to take on organized crime. Remember, Panama is a neutral country.Its canal and its economy are based on being a country whose doors are open to the entire world. That makes us everyone’s friend, but also the enemy of transnational organized crime, and the enemy of anyone or any organization seeking illegal enrichment. That’s why it’s become necessary to keep this Public Security Force structure together, a job that the Minister of Security is doing quite well, inculcating in the directors and officer corps a culture in which each person intrinsically seeks to achieve our objective.Because public enemy number one for Panama and the world is organized crime dedicated to illegally moving or trafficking in drugs, or to any other kind of crime. Diálogo: Would you like to add anything for Diálogo’s readers or for those attending the summit next month? Commissioner González: Yes, I am very grateful that our country was considered, and that our Air and Naval Service was chosen to host this event.It’s an institution that is always willing to cooperate and lend its support for anything having to do with the fight against crime and transnational organized crime and one that is ready to build relationships of trust with all of you.last_img read more

As the U.S. divides over 2020 election, BU professor weighs in

first_img“Some great things happen when we work together and that kind of bi-partisanship it can’t go with the wind, we absolutely need to be thinking about that,” said Bailey. It’s certainly a different type of election year, sparking protests and backlash on both sides of the political aisle. Binghamton University professor and Director of the Harriet Tubman Center, Anne Bailey, said the biggest issue at hand right now is either side accepting a winner. “Are we willing, no matter whether you’re red or you’re blue or otherwise, to say these are the results, we’re going to accept them, as opposed to challenging them just for the sake of challenging them,” said Bailey. center_img She added that after results are finalized, it may be a challenge for democrats and republicans to being working together again. VESTAL (WBNG) — Many people are sounding off their opinons about the election on social media.last_img read more

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Gin Kings-Bolts return duel set

first_imgSol Mercado of Ginebra (right) boxes out Moala Tautuaa of TNT for the rebound during Game 4 of their Final Four series on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —AUGUST DELA CRUZBarangay Ginebra hardly capitalized on the early ejection of Glen Rice Jr.Luckily for the Gin Kings, Justin Brownlee was there to bail them out.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments The KaTropa tried to make do with the handicap as they worked hard to protect a double-digit advantage that even went as high as 18 at one point.But Rice’s shoes were too big to fill and his absence was eventually felt by TNT.The Bolts are practically the same team as last year except for one significant piece in the puzzle: former national team standout Ranidel De Ocampo.“Getting a player of his caliber was a big lift for us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black of the 13-year veteran De Ocampo, who was traded by TNT in a multiplayer, three-team deal in early September.GINEBRA 115 – TNT 105GINEBRA 115—Brownlee 46, Tenorio 25, Slaughter 21, Mercado 11, Aguilar 6, Ferrer 4, Caguioa 2, Thompson 0, Devance 0.TNT 105—Rosario 28, Castro 26, Pogoy 14, Semerad 12, Williams 10, Tautuaa 9, Reyes 4, Rice Jr. 2, Golla 0, Carey 0, Nuyles 0, Hernandez 0, Seigle 0.Quarters: 32-41, 52-66, 80-86, 115-105 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Adamson, FEU dispute finals slot LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brownlee fired on all cylinders and scored a career-high 46 points as the Kings ended their semifinal showdown with the TNT KaTropa, 115-105, on Sunday night in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The defending champion Gin Kings forged a championship rematch with the Meralco Bolts, who booked a finals spot on Friday with a sweep of the Star Hotshots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFinishing off the KaTropa in four games of their best-of-five series (3-1) wasn’t an easy task though after they had to spring back from an 18-point hole to carve out the win.But something happened at the halftime dugout that motivated the Gin Kings. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “It was (Robert) Jaworski,” said Brownlee. “He gave us a lot of motivation and reminded us of that never-say-die attitude.”With Ginebra’s “Living Legend” cheering at ringside, Brownlee banged in 28 of his points in the second half and LA Tenorio bombed TNT with threes and finished with 25 points.“It’s gonna be a fight,” said Brownlee in anticipation of his duel with Meralco’s Allen Durham, the reigning best import. “They’ll be ready, we’ll be ready and I can’t wait to play them.”Rice was sent to the dugout late in the first quarter with the KaTropa ahead by 10, to the delight of the Ginebra faithful.Kevin Ferrer’s physicality apparently got into Rice, who pushed Ferrer and threw the ball at the Ginebra wingman’s face in a dead-ball situation, 1:41 left in the opening quarter.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvement

first_img​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvementby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola is happy with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.The club legend has been impressed with what he has seen from the English youngster this term.And he believes that if Loftus-Cheek can keep improving, he has a big future at the club.”I think Ruben has gone a long way from the beginning,” he said during a press conference.”He has improved a lot. “You can’t doubt his abilities, to play as a midfielder he is learning duties. I am very pleased with him. “He is an impact player, he was suffering when he didn’t play and being recognised is good for him.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

World Fair coming back to Fort St John this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John League of United Youths and Settlement Workers in Schools is bringing the World Fair back to the Energetic City this weekend.The World Fair is an event that gives an opportunity for local cultural groups to showcase the unique qualities and heritage in the community. Organizers say that the event has helped in the development of youth leadership and organization in our community, and to promote the multiculturalism of Fort St. John.This year, organizers say the event will be even bigger and better than in years past. Among the countries that will be represented at this year’s event are: Canada, Philippines, Ethiopia, Jamaica, China, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Nigeria, India, and Pakistan. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, June 9th at the greenspace at the corner of 100th & 100th across from the Cultural Centre from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.last_img read more

Heat wave breaks temperature records across the Peace Region

first_imgPeace River broke the previous record high of 29.6 degrees, which was recorded on June 19th, 1982. That community saw a high of 31.1 degrees on Tuesday. Tuesday’s high of 32.1 degrees in High Level was also record-breaking, topping the previous record by 3.2 degrees. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The heat wave that has gripped much of B.C. and Alberta since Sunday has broken temperature records across the Peace Region.On Tuesday, Fort St. John got close to but didn’t break the June 19th record high temperature, as the airport weather station recorded a high of 30.2 degrees. That’s 0.4 degrees below the previous highest temperature on that day, which was recorded way back in 1950. Dawson Creek also came close to breaking the June 19th all-time high temperature of 29.9 degrees, which was recorded in 1982. Yesterday’s high in the Mile Zero City was 29.4 degrees.Fort Nelson was by far one of the hottest places in the Peace, setting a new all-time high-temperature record of 34.6 degrees Celsius, and breaking the previous record of 32.2 degrees that dates to 1950. Grande Prairie also broke the June 19th high-temperature record yesterday, as the recorded high of 30.8 degrees broke the 30.0-degree record that was set back in 1948.last_img read more

Immobile We put in a great performance

first_imgCiro Immobile was buzzing after helping his side Lazio to overcome SPAL in what he deemed as a great all round performanceImmobile bagged a brace in the 4-1 demolition of SPAL after a 3-0 home defeat to Inter, as the battle for fourth place hots up.“We put in a great performance, as we had to react after that ugly game against Inter. We must continue like this, as positive results boost confidence and our position in the table,” the striker told Football Italia.“The criticism was understandable, as people expect a lot from this team and we showed signs of maturity with our victory.Ciro Immobile, ItalyCiro Immobile relieved to end Italy goal-drought Andrew Smyth – September 9, 2019 Striker Ciro Immobile was a relieved man after finally ending his two-year Italy goal-drought during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Finland.“It pushes us up the table and keeps us on track, but the important thing is to keep a close eye on ourselves rather than the other teams.“I want to dedicate the goals to my wife, who always follows me, even on away games, and to tell her that I love her very much.”Up next for Lazio is a clash with Marseille in the Europa League.last_img read more