Previous articleHave your say: Should Sarsfield’s statue be moved?Next articlePride of place needed to clean up city admin “We certainly don’t want a repeat of what happened in Cork a few years ago when a disused building collapsed on to the street killing an innocent person,” he said.“Because these buildings are not currently being used for either residential or commercial use there is a greater danger that they will deteriorate at a faster pace, leading to possible structural concerns and safety issues, and as the city council is the local statutory agency with responsibility for planning and building control, we must carry out a complete structural and safety audit without delay.“Once this report is completed we can consider its findings and formally instruct the owners to comply with the recommendations made, so as to ensure that no member of the public is in any way in danger from walking close to the buildings involved”.Cllr Leddin has been informed that the City Hall management have had a number of discussions with the owners of the site.“The sooner we consider and agree alternative options for this site – such as a city centre transport hub for cars and buses, the better”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsWarning sounded over dangerous buildingsBy admin – October 2, 2010 592 Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Email CONCERN that one or a number of buildings located in the area designated to the stalled Opera Centre might collapse on to a street, has been voiced by Cllr Joe Leddin, who has called on Limerick City Council to instigate an inspection of all the buildings included in the original proposed development. Pointing out that many of the buildings are over 100 years old and have not been occupied for many years, the Labour councillor said that many front on to streets with high levels of pedestrian traffic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Advertisement
View post tag: News by topic Sea King Mk4 Trains with French Navy’s FS Dixmude View post tag: FS Dixmude View post tag: Trains Back to overview,Home naval-today Sea King Mk4 Trains with French Navy’s FS Dixmude Share this article October 23, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: French Navy View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Sea King Mk4 A Sea King Mk4 from 845 Naval Air Squadron of the Commando Helicopter Force seized a rare opportunity to visit and train with the French Naval Ship, FS Dixmude.This provided an excellent opening to exercise UK/FR interoperability, with both the UK and France having key roles to play in leading and shaping the defence and security of Europe.Whilst on board, the crew enjoyed hospitality from the ship’s company, before conducting integration briefs and Deck Landing Training serials, prior to flying back home to RNAS Yeovilton.FS Dixmude is an amphibious assault ship, similar in design to HMS Ocean, and she is the third of the Mistral class ships currently in the French Fleet. FS Dixmude recently took part in Operation Serval, ferrying elements of the 92ème Régiment d’Infanterie to Mali.‘A’ Flight from 845 NAS have been operating to foreign vessels regularly during their current deployment on Exercise Cougar 14, including the USS San Diego, the German Ship Schleswig-Holstein and the FS Courbet. However opportunities to interact with foreign vessels on a day-to-day basis in UK coastal waters are rare.Commander Gavin Simmonite, Commanding Officer of 845 NAS said:This was a great opportunity to work with our French Navy colleagues onboard FS Dixmude.It provided us with a chance to extend our maritime flying skills, develop our mutual understanding of amphibious aviation and enhance the close friendship with our French counterparts.Despite only having 18 months left before the mighty Sea King Mk4 retires, 845 NAS and the Commando Helicopter Force are firmly focussed on honing their skills in the Maritime environment, thus justifying their status as the Joint Helicopter Command experts in Littoral Manoeuvre operations.Press release, Image: UK Navy View post tag: europe
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his band of puppets had the crowd in hysterics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury last Friday, August 15 when his routine turned to the topic of comedy itself.After starting with a clip of his four main puppets—Peanut, Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Bubba J—getting arrested for various reasons, Dunham reminisced about his world tour, in which he performed in both the Middle East and Israel within two weeks of one another. Despite their differences, both overseas crowds found his performance equally hysterical, he recalled during the show, dubbed Disorderly Conduct.“It only takes a handful of idiots to f*** it all up,” Dunham joked during his opening stand-up act, noting that despite the continuing conflict in that region, there are mostly good people in the world who share the same values of family, health and love.That’s when Dunham was met by his first “guest,” Walter, the bow-tie-wearing bitter, old man puppet whose hatred of everything and overall miserableness got the audience roaring with laughter.Later came Peanut the purple neurotic “woozle” and his sidekick, monotone Jose the Jalapeno on a Stick, who balance each other out and spend their time on stage together bickering.The skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Duhman’s most popular puppet, closed the show by cracking religious jokes and doing a Q&A with random members of the audience. Their laughter, as usual, was met with his catch phrase: “Silence! I kill you!”Dunham, who is reportedly the top-grossing comedian in North America, also advertised his new ventriloquist puppet—a mini replica of himself—that he now has for sale. It comes with a few written skits along with a DVD and book with lessons on how to be a ventriloquist. Because, as his performance illustrated, the world can always use more laughter.For future mind-blowing live performances at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, check out their page in the Island Ear!
CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s third ward councilman says he’s not going to seek re-election.Jim Boehnke is in the last year of his second term on the City Council. Boehnke tells KGLO News that he’s been doing some serious juggling between his job and serving in city government. “Due to business proposals that I’m encountering right now, I’m so busy that I am not going to seek re-election to the Third Ward of the Clear Lake City Council. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve Clear Lake and I’m looking forward to continue to do anything I can for the city and maybe someday I’ll be back.”Boehnke says he’s enjoyed his time on the council. “Oh, it’s been wonderful. I’ve done my very best to try to help people. I’ve always considered myself a public servant, and keeping that goal in mind, I was always humbled and tried to help people in any way that I could.”Boehnke won’t rule out coming back to serve in city government in the future. “I could see myself running for office again at some point. I’m young enough that three or four years down the road that might very well happen.”Besides the Third Ward seat, Clear Lake voters in November will vote for two other council positions currently held by First Ward councilman Mark Ebeling and at-large councilman and mayor pro-tem Mike Callanan.