CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL

first_imgSome of the wreckage of the plane still rests on Crownarad Mountain outside Killybegs.The Garry Pentland Summer School established last year is to continue the Gortin man’s legacy next month when it unveils a plaque on Crownarad Mountain in Co Donegal in memory of 12 Second World War aircrew.They perished in a crash north-west of Killybegs just two months before Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 7, 1945 that ended the 20th century’s second global conflict.From 201 Squadron, RAF, the crew based at Castle Archdale on Lower Lough Erne died when their Sunderland Flying boat ML743 came down at approximately 0230 hours on March 14. There were no survivors. The men had been flying over neutral Irish territory en route across the famed Donegal Corridor via Donegal Bay into the North Atlantic to undertake an anti U-Boat patrol.Eight of the crew were buried in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, seven at the Church of Ireland graveyard, and one at the Sacred Heart Church. A further two were interred in England and one in Scotland and one in Wales.Over the years a great many people, including relatives of those who gave their lives in the service of their country that night, have visited Crownarad Mountain to pay their respects and remember lost loved ones.Visitors during the past 20 years will have noticed among other ‘monuments’ placed on the site through the years a memorial erected by Garry marking the 50th anniversary of the accident in 1995. Now, on Saturday 14th March, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy, a fitting and lasting memorial will be unveiled at the crash site inset in a cairn devised and constructed by Garry aided by many like-minded volunteers who believe sacrifices made in the interest of peace should never be forgotten.Those living close by the site should not be forgotten either, notably Willie Mackey who met extensively with Mr Pentland over a long period of time. And, while the Summer School is promoting this event, there is a poignant detail that must be mentioned.The plaque is to be unveiled by BBC religious affairs broadcaster, retreat leader and author, the Revd Dr Michael Ford, who had been approached by Garry to carry out this duty shortly before his passing in August 2013.It is hoped a short presentation and display will commence at the Clock Tower Restaurant, Killybegs from noon culminating in the unveiling ceremony of the memorial on Crownarad Mountain.A cordial invitation is extended to all-comers to please come along and join relatives of the aircrew to mark the occasion. Further information is available from Ian Pentland, telephone 028 81648201 and/or Rose Mary Murphy, telephone 07708567449.CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Garry PentlandKillybegsplaneplaquraflast_img read more

Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgJ&K Governor N.N. Vohra, the man in the hot seat President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect, a senior government official said on Wednesday.Also Read  Governor N.N Vohra sent a report to Union Home Ministry on Tuesday evening recommending Central rule in the State after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation soon after the BJP pulled out of the alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).As Mr. Kovind is on a three-nation tour, the proposal was sent to Suriname, his current stop.“When the Governor sent the proposal on Tuesday evening, the President was already in transit from Athens to Suriname. As soon as he touched down in Paramaribo, he signed the recommendation giving his assent to Governor’s rule in J&K,” said the official.last_img read more

UST, Perlas pairs unbeaten

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bombs away: Cherry Rondina comes off the bench, sparks Petron win in PSL Finals opener LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Also sporting 3-0 records after two intense days of competition are BanKo-Perlas 1’s Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan and Creamline’s Fille Cayetano and Kyla Atienza.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor of University of Santo Tomas made it to the semifinals after extending their perfect run to three games in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour December Open 2018: A Christmas Rally Saturday at Sands SM By The Bay.Barbon and Eslapor, third placers in last month’s Dumaguete leg, topped Derie Virtusio and MJ Ebro in an all-UST Maynilad quarterfinals duel, 21-11, 21-13.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Morning Newswrap November 19

first_imgNIA files FIR against Zakir Naik, conducts searches at 10 IRF premises in MumbaiSources from the NIA said that Zakir Naik, who is abroad at present, will be called for questioning soon.Pakistan must take more effective action against terror groups: USA petition asked the Obama administration to declare Pakistan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, as desired by a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives by two Congressmen Ted Poe and Dana Rohrabacher.Ravichandran Ashwin blasts media, says stop throwing pitch jibesA livid Ravichandran Ashwin asked media to stop criticising the slow and spin-suited Indian pitches.Esha Gupta to Anushka: Bollywood’s love affair with sportsHere’s a look at actor-sportsperson couples painting the town red.last_img

Fiat workers protest as Juventus sign Cristiano Ronaldo for 100 million euro

first_imgA workers’ union at a Fiat Chrysler’s Melfi plant in Italy has called a strike to protest against the huge sums of money spent by Italy’s Juventus football club to sign up Cristiano Ronaldo.Exor, the investment holding of Italy’s Agnelli family, owns nearly 30 percent of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and 64 percent of Juventus. FCA and Juventus are completely separate entities, each managing their own finances and operations.Italian champions Juventus agreed on Tuesday to pay Real Madrid 100 million euro ($117 million) to secure the Portuguese striker for four years. Ronaldo has been world player of the year five times.READ – Ronaldo moves to Juventus after 9 years at Real Madrid”It is unacceptable that while the (owners) ask workers of FCA … for huge economic sacrifices for years, the same decide to spend hundreds of millions of euro for the purchase of a player,” the USB union said in an emailed statement.@cristiano https://t.co/88xFtX3Xw4 #CR7Juve pic.twitter.com/nnG0N4074UJuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 10, 2018Thousands of FCA plant workers across Italy have been on state-sponsored temporary layoff schemes for years due to lack of new models. However, the company has launched a new investment strategy to 2022 which it says should allow all employees in Italy to return to work by the end of 2022.READ – Ronaldo after Juventus move: Real has conquered my heartThe independent union, which is not part of the larger, national labour confederations, does not represent many workers at Melfi. The strike will be held late on Sunday to early Tuesday, the union added.advertisement”The owners should invest in car models that guarantee the future of thousands of people rather than enriching only one,” the union said.FCA and Exor declined to comment.READ – Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid: Ramos, Bale pay emotional tributeThe carmaker, whose plants churn out Jeep SUVs, sporty Alfa Romeos, luxury Maseratis and tiny Fiats, had promised to bring all employees in Italy back to work by the end of 2018, but that goal slipped as investments and product launches were delayed.Last month, FCA unveiled a new strategy to 2022, promising the goal of full employment would be reached by the end of the plan period.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Good Shepherd Catholic Schools Ukulele Benefit Concert

first_img Posted: May 22, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Good Shepherd Catholic School will have their 9th Annual Ukulele Benefit Concert to raise money for the San Diego Humane Society.3rd graders will perform several songs on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. May 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom The Good Shepherd Catholic School has their 9th Annual Ukulele concert this Friday at 6:30pm to raise money for the @sdhumane Get a sneak peak on @KUSI_GMSD @KUSINews pic.twitter.com/a7mrGJm9Xm— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) May 22, 2019center_img Good Shepherd Catholic School’s Ukulele Benefit Concert KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

France attack targets Strasbourg near Christmas Market

first_img By: The Associated Press Share Tags: France, Strasbourg, terrorism Wednesday, December 12, 2018 France attack targets Strasbourg near Christmas Market PARIS — A shooting in the French city of Strasbourg killed four people and wounded 11 others near a world-famous Christmas market Tuesday, sparking a broad lockdown.French prosecutors said a terrorism investigation was opened, though authorities did not announce a motive for the bloodshed. The city is home to the European Parliament, which was locked down after the shooting.It was unclear if the market – which was the nucleus of an al-Qaida-linked plot in 2000 – was targeted. The prefect of the Strasbourg region said the suspect was previously flagged as a possible extremist.The gunman has been identified and has a criminal record, according to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.The death toll, first reported as one, rose to four by late Tuesday, according to two police union officials. One official, Stephane Morisse of union FGP, told The Associated Press the alleged shooter was wounded by soldiers guarding the market.Gendarmes went to the suspect’s home to arrest him earlier Tuesday, before the attack, but he wasn’t there, Morisse said. They found explosive materials, he said.French military spokesman Col. Patrik Steiger said the shooter did not aim for the soldiers patrolling in and around the Christmas market, but targeted civilians instead.Several of the people wounded were in critical condition, the interior minister said.Witnesses described to the AP hearing gunshots, screams and the shouts of police officers ordering people to stay indoors before the area fell silent and the officers fanned out.“I heard two or three shots at around 7:55 p.m. (1855 GMT), then I heard screams. I got close to the window. I saw people running. After that I closed the shutters. Then I heard more shots, closer this time,” Yoann Bazard, 27, who lives in central Strasbourg.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“I thought maybe it’s firecrackers,” he said, speaking by phone. “And then, as it got close, it was really shocking. There were a lot of screams. … There were police or soldiers shouting ‘Get inside!’ and ‘Put your hands on your head.’”Freelance journalist Camille Belsoeur was at a friend’s apartment when they heard the gunfire, at first mistaking it for firecrackers.“We opened the window. I saw a soldier firing shots, about 12 to 15 shots,” Belsoeur said,Other soldiers yelled for people to stay indoors and shouted ‘Go home! Go home!’ to those outside, he said.Another witness, Peter Fritz, told the BBC one of the four people killed was a Thai tourist who was shot in the head and didn’t respond to lengthy attempts to revive him.France previously endured several high-profile extremist attacks, including the co-ordinated attacks at multiple Paris locations that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds in November 2015. A 2016 truck attack in Nice killed dozens.President Emmanuel Macron adjourned a meeting at the presidential palace Tuesday night to monitor the emergency, his office said, indicating the gravity of the attack.Castaner and the Paris prosecutor, who is in charge of anti-terror probes in France, headed to Strasbourg. The prosecutor’s office said the investigation was being conducted on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in relation with a terrorist enterprise charges, suggesting officials think the alleged shooter may have links to extremists.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?In multiple neighbourhoods of Strasbourg, the French Interior Ministry urged the public to remain indoors. Local authorities tweeted for the public to “avoid the area of the police station,” which is close to the city’s Christmas market.Strasbourg’s well-known market is set up around the city’s cathedral during the Christmas season and is a popular gathering place.French soldiers were on patrol after the shooting. At the scene, police officers, police vehicles and barricades surrounded the sparkling lights of the market.“Our security and rescue services are mobilized,” Castaner said.European Parliament spokesman Jaume Duch said that “the European Parliament has been closed and no one can leave until further notice.” It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were inside.The attack revived memories of a new millennium terror plot targeting Strasbourg’s Christmas market. Ten suspected Islamic militants were convicted and sentenced to prison in December 2004 for their role in a plot to blow up the market on the New Year’s Eve ushering in 2000.The Algerian and French-Algerian suspects – including an alleged associate of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden – went on trial in October on charges they were involved in the foiled plot for the attack.They were sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to nine years. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more