Shannon Airport should be turned over to US Air Force

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSchool bus driver who had ”inappropriate relationship” with female pupil is found not guilty of sexual assaultNext articlePREVIEW: Intermediate semi finals and SHC & IHC relegation battles Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsShannon Airport should be turned over to US Air ForceBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2020 8022 Facebook THE lease for Shannon Airport should be turned over to the US Air Force.That was the view expressed by Independent County Limerick councillor Emmett O’Brien at this Tuesday’s meeting of the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was responding to a call from Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan, who proposed that the Mayors of Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Galway meet urgently to come up with a plan to save Shannon Airport before it becomes a “white elephant”.Cllr Sheahan was also quick to make light of Cllr O’Brien’s comment about the lease for Shannon Airport being turned over to the US Air Force.”That will make the headlines for sure. It’s cracked,” he said.However, Cllr O’Brien believes a “radical rethink” is now needed on the future of the airport.“As long as I’m looking across the Shannon, I’m hearing stories of Shannon Airport’s impending demise. We hear plenty of grandstanding and mindless waffle from well paid TDs talking a lot and saying nothing about how to save Shannon Airport,” the Pallaskenry native told the Limerick Post after Tuesday’s meeting.“We need a left-field approach. In this proud Republic, we have to pick up the phone to the ‘perfidious Albion’ and plead with the Royal Air Force (RAF) to protect our national air space as Russian military aircrafts deliberately encroach on our sovereign territory.“Meanwhile, American service men still pass through Shannon under great secrecy. It’s high time to admit reality, the reality that we need a radical approach. If that means leasing Shannon to the United States Air Force, than let’s, at least, have the conversation,” Cllr O’Brien said.Speaking in County Hall this Tuesday, Cllr Kevin Sheahan also called for the 40 members of Limerick City and County Council to come together and show their support for Shannon Airport in its hour of need.”While Aer Lingus abandons it and moves all its transatlantic flights across the water, we need a plan for the future of Shannon Airport before more damage is done,” Cllr Sheahan declared. Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

St Johnsbury Academy wins grant from Westinghouse

first_imgWestinghouse Electric Company today announced the 2010-11 winners of its N-Visioning a Brighter Future grant program, which awards funding to middle and high schools for creative, hands-on projects.Administered by the company’s speakers bureau, N-Vision, the grant program is designed to encourage both teachers and students to develop projects based on energy, math, science or technology.The competition is open to all middle and high schools where Westinghouse has a presence. Five schools are awarded $2,000 each to carry out their proposed projects. Winners of the 2010-11 grants are:-Pinecrest Center School, Aiken, South CarolinaThe school’s “Newton’s Toy Box” project will allow students to rediscover Newton’s three laws of motion.-St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury, VermontThe students of this school will carry out a project called “How much energy do we use?” that will measure, record and analyze the electricity usage and cost at the St. Johnsbury Academy Campus.-Lakewood Christian School, Long Beach, CaliforniaThe project called “Adventures in Flight” will allow the students to perform many simple experiments that demonstrate the fundamental principles involved in flight.-Westwood Middle School, Morgantown, West VirginiaThe school’s project called “Alternative Energy” will allow students to explore the alternative fuels currently available and research those of the future.-Central Buck High School West, Doylestown, PennsylvaniaA project called “4-D” will be carried out as an activity that applies STEM concepts in an interactive and hands-on way, ultimately preparing students for technology literacy.Westinghouse, a group company of Toshiba Corporation, is the world’s pioneering nuclear power company and is a leading supplier of nuclear plant products and technologies to utilities throughout the world. Westinghouse technology today is the basis for approximately one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants.SOURCE Westinghouse Electric Company PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more