Brosnan confirmed for steering committee

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBrosnan confirmed for steering committeeBy admin – May 24, 2012 523 Facebook Twitter Advertisement Previous articleO’Dea moves to keep 70 jobs at ShannonNext articleEnts notes admin Linkedincenter_img FINANCE Minister, Michael Noonan has confirmed that the new airport steering group will be headed by Denis Brosnan, as reported by the Limerick Post last week.The Minister was in Limerick for a tree-planting ceremony at the site of the new unit for the Midwest Regional Hospital.Asked about the make-up of the new steering group which will determine the future of Shannon airport, he said:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It hasn’t been confirmed but as far as I know, the names that are published are correct”.The minister added that the relevant government departments “will be well represented on the board”. Email Print WhatsApplast_img

Salvadoran Counterterrorism Command: Fighting Threats for 30 Years

first_imgDuring the 2014 iteration hosted by Colombia, CEAT representatives competed against counterparts from 17 countries in the Americas and placed third, but the unit previously won the championship in 2004 and again in 2011, when El Salvador hosted the event. The Salvadoran Military’s Special Counterterrorism Command (CEAT) is an elite unit that protects the nation from the tentacles of transnational terrorism and narcotrafficking. The elite unit is so effective because it is an integrated unit of officers, non-commissioned officers, and a troop of Special Forces members focused mainly on urban area combat. Here, Special Operations units converge in the fields of counterterrorism, counter subversion, airborne, air mobility, and Special Forces operations. The physically demanding competition showcases the skills of its contestants, encourages camaraderie among participants, and promotes military-to-military relationships, increased interoperability and improved regional security. They are also connected to the work the elite units perform in the field. Victories in the ‘Fuerzas Comando’ competitions The elite unit is so effective because it is an integrated unit of officers, non-commissioned officers, and a troop of Special Forces members focused mainly on urban area combat. Here, Special Operations units converge in the fields of counterterrorism, counter subversion, airborne, air mobility, and Special Forces operations. Victories in the ‘Fuerzas Comando’ competitions The Salvadoran Military’s Special Counterterrorism Command (CEAT) is an elite unit that protects the nation from the tentacles of transnational terrorism and narcotrafficking. “The Military has always inspired confidence in us. When we see them on buses, we know that we are being protected,” said Soraya de Martínez, a resident of Soyapango municipality, where the CEAT provides security. “They are very well trained, and we are happy that they’re on the buses with the people.” By Dialogo February 09, 2015 In the immediate future, CEAT will lend support to the Regional Center for Training against Transnational Organized Crime, to provide training for other Central American Armed Forces. In recent years, CEAT has facilitated U.S. training with special units within the National Civil Police (PNC), specifically in tasks related to public security, explained Maj. Morley. CEAT cooperates with other security forces CEAT has also been recognized for its successful participation in multinational military competitions like Fuerzas Comando, a military and Special Operations skills exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and Special Operations Command South. According to Maj. Morley, this select group of Salvadoran Military members is characterized by undertaking rigorous training that facilitates their development in adverse scenarios, whether by air, sea, or land. Additionally, since August 2012, members of the counterterrorist command have joined elite units of the PNC in patrolling the public transportation units of San Salvador’s Metropolitan Area, and members of the public feel safer with their presence. “We train bravely and honorably for each competition, and our service members support each other to do the best possible job,” said a member of CEAT who is not identified for security reasons. “This is a team that the people of El Salvador can be proud of.” CEAT has also joined the Cuscatlán Battalion in their efforts to rebuild damaged areas and promote peace in Iraq. The physically demanding competition showcases the skills of its contestants, encourages camaraderie among participants, and promotes military-to-military relationships, increased interoperability and improved regional security. They are also connected to the work the elite units perform in the field. Next December, they will celebrate 30 years in service, for which they have been recognized throughout Latin America as an outstanding, professional team capable of responding quickly to a variety of public safety threats, according to U.S. Army Major Kenneth Morley, a representative of the U.S. Security Cooperation Office in El Salvador. In recent years, CEAT has facilitated U.S. training with special units within the National Civil Police (PNC), specifically in tasks related to public security, explained Maj. Morley. According to Maj. Morley, this select group of Salvadoran Military members is characterized by undertaking rigorous training that facilitates their development in adverse scenarios, whether by air, sea, or land. “The Military has always inspired confidence in us. When we see them on buses, we know that we are being protected,” said Soraya de Martínez, a resident of Soyapango municipality, where the CEAT provides security. “They are very well trained, read more

Humphreys relishes Gloucester win

first_imgGloucester director of rugby David Humphreys praised his side’s character after they secured a nail-biting 40-32 win over Connacht after extra time at Kingsholm. Press Association Charlie Sharples, Bill Meakes, Ross Moriarty, Darren Dawiduik and Jonny May scored tries for Gloucester with Greig Laidlaw adding two penalties and three conversions. James Hook also kicked a penalty. Matt Healy (two), John Cooney and Jack Carty were the Connacht try scorers with the latter kicking two penalties and three conversions. Humphreys said: “What a game to sum up, we made more mistakes today than we have over the last six months but once again we showed our never-say-die character. “We’ve had a lot of tight games recently and, in close games, we rely on our experienced players to make big decisions at crucial times. “I thought we had lost it and all credit to Connacht who have had a number of hard games recently, they were fully committed throughout.” The highlight of the game was Gloucester’s match-winning try from May, which saw the wing beat five opponents before passing and then later receiving the ball to run 30 metres and finish off a 90-metre move. Humphreys said: “It was a moment of individual brilliance for a remarkable try. “I have run out of superlatives for him, he’s an X factor player and if England want to win a World Cup, I think it would be very hard for them to leave him out.” Despite the defeat, Connacht coach Pat Lam was hugely complimentary of his side’s performance. “I’m absolutely proud of the boys but absolutely gutted for them,” he said. “Young outside-half Jack Carty was outstanding out there as it’s been a tough roller coaster for him in recent weeks. “When we went ahead in extra time, I thought we would win it but we needed to control the ball and didn’t.” Gloucester looked down and out until Meakes’ 80th-minute try, which took the game into extra time. “That try looked like a block to us but the TMO ruled against and you’ve got to live with those tough calls,” Lam added. “The crowd went crazy and it was uplifting for Gloucester but we composed ourselves at half-time and we looked to have won it in extra time.” last_img