Watch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest…

first_imgLinkedin Print Facebook “We’re delighted to play our part, we have stayed open here to ensure we can facilitate cargo coming in like this with vital PPE for the health services,” she said.Pointing to the almost 70 aircraft parked up at the airport, Ms Considine noted in what is a “tough time for aviation” the arrival of the Antonov AN-225 created “great excitement about the place”.Niall Moloney, Shannon Airport’s Director of Airport Operations highlighted Shannon Airport staff “have been working on the front line ensuring the safe arrival of PPE cargo flights since the start of the crisis”.“It’s an incredible aircraft and when you see ut in the taxiway here it dwarfs anything else on the airfield. When you take its enormous size into perspective, it’s almost unbelievable that it can get up into the skies, let alone be as graceful when ut’s up there,” he said. WhatsApp Email Advertisement NewsHealthVideoWatch: World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon Airport with largest single delivery of PPE into IrelandBy Cian Reinhardt – June 10, 2020 4006 Twitter The Antonov AN-225 carrying PPE for Ireland. Photo: Cian ReinhardtThe world’s largest aircraft, Antonov AN-225 touched down at Shannon Airport at approximately 2pm today carrying the largest consignment of Personal Protective Equipment to be flown into Ireland on a single flight.Carrying almost 900,000 medical gowns for distribution in Ireland, it is second plane carrying PPE to arrive in Shannon Airport in the past few days, the last being a Boeing 737 which arrived on Monday, June 8.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon Group CEO, Mary Considine told the Limerick Post the 3.2-kilometre runway is something “we are very proud of, and we love to see it used”.With the longest runway in Ireland, Shannon Airport is the only facility capable of taking in the 276 foot Antonov AN-225 aircraft. Previous articleSpike Lee’s editor to deliver editing workshop for local filmmakersNext article€6.5bn business support package must be reallocated or SME’s will become the nursing homes of the economy Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]last_img read more

Ecuadorean Navy Seizes 626 Kg of Marijuana on Border with Colombia

first_img The Ecuadorean Navy seized 626 kg of marijuana during a patrol in the region of the Colombian border, Marcos Cáceres, the commander of the military battalion in northwestern San Lorenzo, announced on February 23. The drugs were found in the San Rosa Island sector, located off the province of Esmeraldas (on the border with Colombia), the officer stated. “This seizure makes it possible to take out of circulation drugs that could be sold in the form of 300,000 hits,” Cáceres added. Last week, the police reported the confiscation, in a residence in the Andean city of Cayambe, of around 1.5 tons of marijuana brought from Colombia, in an operation in which they also arrested a Colombian citizen. Around 2.3 tons of cocaine have been seized by Ecuador so far in 2012, compared to 26 tons of drugs in 2011, 18 tons in 2010, and a record of 68 tons (64 of them cocaine) in 2009, according to the police. By Dialogo February 27, 2012last_img read more

No guarantee cannabis treatment will work for teen in coma

first_imgOneNews 11 June 2015There is no guarantee an experimental cannabidiol treatment that will be used on a Nelson teenager in an induced coma will work, experts say.Doctors treating 19-year-old Alex Renton have been given approval by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne for the one-off use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States.Mr Renton has been in Wellington Hospital since early April suffering from a form of prolonged seizure, known as status epilepticus.Doctors have tried more than 20 medications to treat him, but none have worked.University of Otago senior lecturer John Ashton says there’s no evidence Elixinol will work either.“This is uncharted territory,” he said. read more