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 Jacques 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

Making history

first_img The Allred House (pictured), the former St. Martin Catholic Church, and the Conner-Chapman House have been named to the Historic Register. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Properties join Historic RegisterThe Alabama Historical Commission has announced that the Allred House, Connor-Chapman House and the Old St. Martin Catholic Church in Pike County have been favorably reviewed and are now listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.The Alabama Register is a prestigious listing of historic, architectural and archaeological landmarks. These selected Alabama landmarks are worthy of both recognition and preservation. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The Connors were devout Catholics and the second floor of the Connor house was used for Catholic Mass,” McLaney said.The Connors had no children and, at their deaths, they left a sizable contribution for the education of young men to the priesthood and provided funds for the construction of St. Martin’s Church in Troy and St. Andrews Church in Montgomery.The Connor-Chapman House is a unique blend of styles. The cottage house has gabled dormers, and decorated Folk Victorian berge boards, an understated Greek Revival porch with Roman Tuscan columns and full floor length windows with decorative crowns.“The Connors enlarged the house prior to Mrs. Connor’s death in 1909,” McLaney said. “The house was later used as a funeral home. St. Martin’s Catholic Church used the house a residence for the priest and educational space for many years. In 1979, the property was purchased by Corley Chapman, Jr., renovated and returned to the original style of the 1880s.”St. Martin’s Catholic Church was built around 1915 in honor of St. Martin and in memory of Martin Connor.McLaney said the contractor for the Classic Revival style building was A.W. Woodroff. “The stained glass windows and barrel vaulted ceiling are exceptional,” he said.“The building was purchased in 1980 by Corley Chapman, Jr. when a new Catholic church building was completed on Highway 87, south of Troy. The Old St. Martin’s Catholic Church, also known as the Emporium, is available for receptions, banquets and other formal parties.”Other Pike County listings on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage are:• Bashinsky-Crow-Poole House (The Crow House), 212 Pine Street, Troyc. 1919-1920. Listed: 4/11/84.• Carroll Street Memorial Cemetery, Inc., Intersection Vine and Pine streets, Troy.Listed: 9/28/00.• First United Methodist Church, 213 North 3 Notch Street, Troyc. 1904. Listed: 6/30/95.• Good Hope Baptist Church and Cemetery, Rt. 1, Troy, 1 mi N of US 29c. 1940s. Listed: 8/4/78.• Lightfoot House, (Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library) South Main Street, Brundidgec. 1897. Listed: 8/6/93.• Little Oak United Methodist Church, 3 1/2 miles southwest of Troy, County Road 21 then County Road 18 c. 1908 Listed: 8/18/83.• Paul, M.K., Store, (Shaver Store), northwest corner of Moore Road & Pine Level Lane, Pine Level c. 1860. Listed: 08/25/11.• Pike Pioneer Museum (10), US Highway 231 north, Troy c. 1970s Listed: 11/6/75.• Troy High School, 436 Elm Street, Troy (National Register of Historic Places) * demolished 2010 c. 1919. Listed: 11/30/77.• Union Springs Primitive Baptist Church and two Cemeteries, Hilliard’s Crossroads vcn. c. 1880s. Listed: 10/1/97. 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell “The Allred House was built between 1840 and 1843,” he said. “The Greek Revival house was constructed of hand-hewn posts and beams. The two-storied ‘I’ house is one of the best surviving examples of this type of architecture in South Alabama.”The house was built for Major William Burt Allred and his wife, Jane O. Park Allred. The house was restored by Corley Chapman, Jr., the great-great grandson of the original owner in 2011. The house is located on the Henderson highway.McLaney said the Connor-Chapman House was built in 1878 for Martin Connor and his wife, Mary Catherine Connor.“Mr. Connor was a native of Ireland and a veteran of the War Between the States. He came to Troy in 1869, and became one of the town’s leading merchants,” McLaney said. “In 1873, Mr. Connor constructed a large brick building at the corner of North Three Notch and Walnut streets where he carried an extensive stock of ladies’ dresses and millinery, dry goods and groceries.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Print Article John Phil McLaney, president of the Pike County Historical and Genealogical Society, said the listing of these three structures and the Johnson Mill in Brundidge are the first in Pike County to be listed since the early 1990s.“It is an honor for these structures to be listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage,” McLaney said. “The Allred House, Connor-Chapman House and the Old St. Martin Catholic Church are owned by Corley Chapman, Jr. of Troy. We are very appreciative of his interest and support in compiling the information necessary to make application for listing by the Alabama Historical Commission.”McLaney said the Allred House is the oldest continually occupied residence in Pike County.last_img read more

Boise State beats Utah State, gets Mountain West title shot

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien threw for 310 yards and a touchdown, Alexander Mattison rushed for 200 yards and three scores, and No. 21 Boise State beat No. 14 Utah State 33-24 on Saturday night.Boise State (10-2, 7-1), which has won seven straight since losing to San Diego State on Oct. 6, will host Fresno State for the Mountain West championship on Saturday in a rematch from last season.Utah State (10-2, 7-1) had its 10-game winning streak snapped as had its hopes dashed of earning a berth to one of the New Year’s Six bowls.The Broncos relied on a bend-but-don’t-break defense as the offense struggled to land a knockout blow in a tight game throughout.In a see-saw affair early, the game seemed to turn in Boise State’s favor after a big gamble by the Aggies.Trailing 10-7 early in the second quarter, Utah State faked a punt on fourth-and-1 from its own 34 on a direct snap to tight end Dax Raymond. But Boise State, which had its defensive unit on the field, stuffed Raymond at the line of scrimmage.Boise State promptly responded with a scoring drive that took seven plays and overcame a pair of personal fouls, culminating on a 1-yard run by Mattison.Despite a 348-yard passing performance by Jordan Love, Utah State never seemed to find a rhythm on offense.The Aggies stayed within striking distance late in the fourth quarter after Gerold Bright took a screen pass from Love and raced 83 yards for the touchdown.But Boise State drove right back down the field, scoring on another 1-yard run by Mattison to ice the victory.THE TAKEAWAYUtah State: The Aggies weren’t consistent on the road this season and it finally caught up with them. However, Love is only a sophomore and the future is bright for Utah State in the Mountain West.Boise State: The Broncos have yet to put together four solid quarters since early in the season, but they continue to find a way to win in close games down the stretch. While this hasn’t been Bryan Harsin’s strongest team, it has been resilient and could be a formidable foe in a New Year’s Six bowl should Central Florida stumble next week and open the door for the Broncos.POLL IMPLICATIONSUtah State: The Aggies will slide but shouldn’t fall all the way out of the rankings after losing a relatively close game to another ranked team.Boise State: The Broncos may move up a couple of notches but there isn’t much room to climb, as most of the teams directly in front of them won over the weekend.UP NEXTUtah State: The Aggies will await the bowl announcements on Dec. 2 to see where they will conclude the season.Boise State: The Broncos will remain at home next week to host Fresno State in a rematch of last season’s Mountain West championship game. Written by Tags: Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Football Associated Press November 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Boise State beats Utah State, gets Mountain West title shotlast_img read more

Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel to three major US airlines

first_img Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are the first major US airlines to commit to adopt Neste’s SAF at SFO. (Credit: PRNewsfoto/Neste North America) Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from waste and residue raw materials, is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The low-carbon and high-quality fuel will contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their climate goals.Neste is now successfully delivering sustainable aviation fuel to SFO via pipeline, a milestone the airport has called a “climate quantum leap”. Once Neste’s SAF enters SFO’s fuel consortium, it is available to the commercial, cargo or business aviation entities that operate at the airport. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are the first major U.S. airlines to commit to adopt Neste’s SAF at SFO, building on their strong track records of sustainability. All three airlines took their first deliveries of Neste’s SAF at SFO within the last few weeks.“The aviation industry is not alone in its journey toward reduced emissions and increased sustainability,” said Chris Cooper, Vice President for Renewable Aviation at Neste North America. “Solutions like sustainable aviation fuel address both today’s needs and long-term goals, and collaboration is essential to enacting a greener future. Neste is proud to be taking a stand for sustainability through these partnerships with some of the most important airlines in North America.”In 2018, Neste joined SFO, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, other airlines and fuel producers in a groundbreaking agreement to increase the use of sustainable aviation fuel. Today, Neste and these partner airlines are delivering on that promise.“Alaska was the first North American carrier to commit to advancing and adopting the use of SAF, and one of the first airlines to demonstrate the use of SAF in passenger flying with nearly 80 flights using sustainable aviation fuel over the last 10 years,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of external relations. “As we return to and re-grow air travel, we’re thrilled to take this next step towards commercially viable supply and use of SAF. We have a long way to go. Being a responsible airline is critical to our employees, guests, communities, and our future — and using SAF is a key part of our strategy to reduce carbon emissions.”“Even in these difficult circumstances, setting up our airline to operate more sustainably is important to us, our team members and our customers,” said David Seymour, Chief Operating Officer for American Airlines. “We have a vision for the future of American that includes advancing the most promising options for reducing carbon emissions from air travel, and sustainable aviation fuel is chief among them. We have been working with Neste, a leader in renewable fuels, for a number of years, and we’re proud to take this step to boost the market for sustainable jet fuel.”“Air travel connects people and cultures and supports a global economy. As an industry, we’re working together to limit our contributions to climate change,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and chief operating officer, JetBlue Airways. “Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is an important part of JetBlue’s business plan. We remain focused on long-term environmental opportunities, particularly lessening our largest impact – carbon emissions from flying. The airline industry is one of the few industries that has collectively committed to an international emissions reduction goal. Now more than ever, we must also support other industry-wide environmental improvements like sustainable aviation fuel in order to kick-start the market on these lower carbon fuels.”Neste’s SAF can be used as a drop-in fuel with existing aircraft engines and airport infrastructure, requiring no extra investment. In its neat form and over the lifecycle it helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional jet fuel. It is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue materials.Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel annual capacity is currently 100,000 tons (34 million gallons). With the Singapore refinery expansion on the way, and with possible additional investment into the Rotterdam refinery, Neste will have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tonnes (515 million gallons) of SAF annually by 2023.Prior to use, Neste’s SAF is blended with fossil jet fuel and is then verified to meet ASTM jet fuel specifications. In addition to helping customers reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, Neste has committed to making its production operations carbon neutral by 2035.Neste has been at the vanguard of sustainable aviation fuel production for nearly a decade. Source: Company Press Release Neste is now successfully delivering sustainable aviation fuel to SFO via pipelinelast_img read more