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

Portland takes on Utah, seeks 4th straight win

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore.(AP)—Utah Jazz (32-16, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (22-27, ninth in the Western Conference)Portland; Saturday, 8 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Portland aims to keep its three-game win streak going when the Trail Blazers take on Utah.The Trail Blazers are 3-6 against division opponents. Portland averages 46 rebounds per game and is 12-4 when winning the rebound battle.The Jazz are 4-3 against the rest of their division. Utah ranks seventh in the NBA allowing only 106.7 points and holding opponents to 44.7 percent shooting.The teams square off for the second time this season. The Jazz won 121-115 in the last meeting on Dec. 26. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 35 points, and Damian Lillard led Portland with 34 points.TOP PERFORMERS: Lillard leads the Trail Blazers averaging 3.8 made 3-pointers and scoring 29 points per game while shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc. Hassan Whiteside has averaged 12.5 rebounds and added 13.4 points per game over the last 10 games for Portland.Bojan Bogdanovic leads the Jazz averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers while scoring 21.1 points per game and shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc. Joe Ingles has averaged 6.9 assists and scored 10.9 points over the last 10 games for Utah.LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 6-4, averaging 117.1 points, 46.4 rebounds, 20.7 assists, 5.5 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting.Jazz: 6-4, averaging 119.6 points, 45.4 rebounds, 23.1 assists, six steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 47.9 percent shooting.INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Carmelo Anthony: out (personal), Jusuf Nurkic: out (leg fracture), Skal Labissiere: out (knee), Zach Collins: out (shoulder), Rodney Hood: out for season (leg).Jazz: Tony Bradley: day to day (knee). Associated Press Tags: Utah Jazz February 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local Portland takes on Utah, seeks 4th straight winlast_img read more

Do the courts treat everyone equally?

first_img Do the courts treat everyone equally? Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Do the courts treat men and women alike? How about whites and minorities; poor or wealthy; young or old – do the courts treat them alike?It all seems to depend on who you ask.When respondents to the Bar’s latest Membership Opinion Survey were asked if they agreed or disagreed that the courts treat men and women comparably, 70 percent of all male respondents agreed that the courts do, while just 33 percent of the women lawyers answered the same way.The survey, conducted every other year by the Bar’s Research, Planning, and Evaluation Department, found that 49 percent of women lawyers responding to the survey said the courts do not treat men and women alike and 18 percent of the women were neutral on the issue. The study also found that private practice attorneys of both sexes (62 percent) think the courts treat men and women alike, compared with 58 percent of their government practice colleagues, and 43 percent of lawyers in other legal positions. Race and Ethnicity Just over half of all respondents (54 percent) agree that the courts treat Caucasians and minorities alike, while 28 percent disagreed. Breaking it down further, 55 percent of “White/Caucasian” respondents said Caucasians and minorities are treated alike. That number drops to 41 percent for Hispanic respondents and only 25 percent of “Black/African American” respondents who said they agreed the courts treat Caucasians and minorities alike. Fifty-six percent of the African American lawyers polled said they disagreed with the statement courts treat Caucasians and minorities alike, while 19 percent were neutral on the issue.The survey also found older lawyers typically think courts treat Caucasians and minorities in the same way than their younger brethren. Sixty-two percent of lawyers 50 to 65 years old and 58 percent of respondents over 65 said the courts treat minorities and Caucasians alike, while only 52 percent of lawyers between 36 and 49 agreed with that statement and 46 percent of respondents under 35.The survey also found less than half of Florida lawyers think the courts treat English speaking persons the same as those who don’t speak the language. When asked if the courts treat English speaking and non-English speaking persons alike, 45 percent of respondents said they do, while 31 percent disagreed with that statement. Hispanic respondents were more likely to disagree with that statement (47 percent) than their white (30 percent) or black (25 percent) colleagues. Rich v. Poor A majority of all respondents (55 percent) disagreed with the statement that the courts treat poor and wealthy people alike and women lawyers (63 percent) disagreed with that statement at a higher rate than their male colleagues (52 percent). Factoring in race and ethnicity, 53 percent of “White/Caucasian” respondents disagreed that the courts treat poor and wealthy people alike, compared with 69 percent of “Black/African American” respondents and 71 percent of Hispanic respondents. Persons with Disabilities A majority of Florida lawyers (58 percent) agree that the courts treat persons with disabilities and persons without disabilities alike, while just under one-fifth (18 percent) disagree. However, while 64 percent of male respondents said those with and without disabilities are treated alike, only 43 percent of women respondents agreed with that statement. Also, those in government practice (61 percent) thought they were treated the same compared with 59 percent of those in private practice and 44 percent in other legal positions. Court Courtesy When asked if judges show courtesy/respect to people using Florida courts, over two-thirds – or 68 percent – of all respondents agreed – although male lawyers agreed at a much higher level than their female colleagues – 73 percent to 57 percent.But when asked if judges show courtesy/respect to people without regard to sexual orientation, just over three-fifths (61 percent) of all respondents agreed with that statement, while 12 percent disagreed. Male respondents were much more likely to say judges show courtesy/respect to people without regard to sexual orientation (67 percent) compared to female respondents (49 percent).When asked if court personnel show courtesy/respect to people using Florida courts, 62 percent of all respondents agreed while 15 percent disagreed. Impartiality When Florida lawyers were asked if the courts are impartial and apply the laws as written, 37 percent of respondents agreed while 34 percent disagreed, and 28 percent were neutral on the question.When asked if procedures for jury selection are applied impartially, 43 percent of respondents agreed and 19 percent disagreed.The Membership Opinion Survey was mailed to 2,771 randomly selected Bar members in August. the September 27 deadline, 26 percent of the surveys had been returned. Mike Garcia, director of the Bar’s Research, Planning and Evaluation Department, said the results of the survey are statistically valid and the margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent at the 95-percent level of confidence. December 15, 2005 Regular News Do the courts treat everyone equally?last_img read more

Trojans have nothing to be ashamed of

first_imgMarch is sneaky.The other day, it crept up behind me more quietly than Elmer Fudd, tapped me on my opposite shoulder and then laughed as I looked the other way.I couldn’t help but smile, as I was finally reunited with my good buddy.We walked to class together and discussed many things. I caught a whiff of spring break as we ventured past the lovely ladies of McCarthy Quad, sunbathing so that they are tan by spring break. I felt the presence of baseball as we caught a glimpse of Dedeaux Field. We joked that March’s step-sister, February, was saved by the glass slipper of the Olympics.But mostly we reminisced about the best times we’ve had in the past and the new memories we will create this year with the NCAA basketball tournament.March couldn’t contain its excitement when discussing how basketball has become relevant again on Tommy Trojan’s campus. We relived one of the best games of the tournament last year: USC’s close loss to eventual runner-up Michigan State in the second round.When I reminded March that USC won’t be in the tournament this year, it lowered its eyes and looked to the ground.That’s when it hit me. Even though USC inflicted self-harm by banning itself from any postseason play this year, this current team has nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, when the Trojans walk off the court for the last time this season at around 1 p.m. Saturday in Tuscon, Ariz., they should hold their heads high.This group of players — a collection of castoffs, transfers, role players and rappers — performed more admirably than anybody expected.After losing its coach and top three core players over the summer, USC was written off as an easy win on almost every Pac-10 team’s calendar. The Trojans were projected to finish ninth in the Pac-10 and last in sympathy points.It looked that way early, with an embarrassing home loss to Loyola Marymount and blowouts at the hands of Texas and Georgia Tech.Then, something straight out a Disney movie happened. The Trojans started winning. Not just winning but smothering ranked opponents with their asphyxiating defense.That eight-game win streak in December gave the team and the entire school hope for something that seemed impossible just a few weeks before.It was all thanks to the basketball team’s own Trojan Horse. Hidden amid the USC roster was Mike Gerrity, a scrappy guard formerly of Pepperdine and Charlotte. He kept schooling the five-star recruits of Tennessee and Arizona and they kept following his every dribble.Gerrity, a senior, led the Trojan Fever fans on that remarkable run. After the dismemberment of No. 9 Tennessee, the steady wins over St. Mary’s and No. 20 UNLV and the solid 2-0 start to Pac-10 play, it seemed as if the Trojans were bound to overcome the Mt. Vesuvius-sized odds and make the NCAA tournament.Then Mt. Vesiuvius erupted.Jan. 3, 2010 might go down as the saddest and darkest Sunday in USC basketball history. With one quick statement by Athletic Director Mike Garrett, the dreams of players who put in hours upon hours of conditioning, weight lifting, sprints and jump shots (well, maybe not so much the jump shots part — USC ranks 325th out of 334 Division-I teams in scoring offense) were cut apart as easily as a sharp knife slices through a tender rib eye.“I hope I don’t ever have to do that again because when you break young people’s dreams and hearts that’s hard to do,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said the day after he had to inform his players of the sanctions.USC lost its first game after the announcement — a one-point loss to Stanford. Nobody would have blamed them if they went on to lose the rest of their games and finish 10th in the Pac-10. If they couldn’t be in the tournament, what was the point of playing anymore?It turns out, even though wins and losses technically didn’t matter, the players still found that they could enjoy themselves on the court. They beat the Pac-10 leader, Cal, and the team many predicted to join the Golden Bears in the tournament, Washington.“To play against a team that knows they’re playing for nothing and can’t go to a tournament, they’re just out there having fun,” Washington junior guard Venoy Overton said after USC beat the Huskies in January.Then there was something that O.J. Mayo, DeMar DeRozan and Tim Floyd never did — sweep UCLA.As it sits now, USC is fourth in the Pac-10 and could finish as high as second if it wins out this weekend. The Trojans have been getting respect nationally for their defense as they rank third in the country in scoring defense.With these numbers, some people might feel USC deserves to go to the Big Dance. Because of past events, that won’t happen, but it’s not because of a lack of effort, heart and desire shown by the current team.“Spittin’ Sports” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Kenny at [email protected]last_img read more