Eirtech four-year contract for Shannon

first_imgLinkedin Twitter SAS have signed a four year contract with Shannon based EirtechA FOUR-year contract secured by Eirtech Aviation, to deliver technical services for end of lease aircraft with SAS, has been broadly welcomed and recognised as a credible boost for the aviation services sector.The new deal will see the Shannon based firm handle maintenance for up to 40 of the airline’s aircraft.The planes will pass through Eirtech’s technical services department to ensure that they are returned to the lessor in the condition agreed under their lease.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eirtech chief executive Niall Cunningham said the Irish company had gone through a rigorous tendering process to win the contract and had seen off stiff competition.“We knew that the competition was stiff but I think that our team’s focus, experience and flexible way of working, together with our passion for what we do was a winning combination.“We have the requisite experience for this size of project and, having worked with SAS previously, have been able to demonstrate our ability to match our team and skill set to every project requirement, ” Mr Cunningham said.Martin Haglund, head of aircraft transfer at SAS, said the Irish company had to satisfy a range of very specific criteria to win the contract.“When looking to award a contract of this magnitude, we need to satisfy a range of very specific criteria”.Mr Haglund explained that while price is crucial, “We were equally looking for a specialist company that could deliver a flexible solution with a wide range of competencies, driven by highly motivated professionals to meet SAS core values.” Previous articleBridge at Thomond Weir set to open up Limerick CityNext article#win Concert Tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Emailcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Print BusinessNewsEirtech four-year contract for ShannonBy Staff Reporter – May 12, 2016 787 last_img read more

Prices rise as costs increase

first_imgHalf of bakers have put their prices up and plan further rises, due to rising costs, according to results from the latest British Baker poll on [http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk].The feedback suggests that a further 17% of respondants are planning price rises while 13% have put their prices up already and therefore believe a further rise is not required.Only 11% report that they have no need to put prices up, with the remaining 9% saying that they would like to put their prices up, but believe that customers will not accept price rises.The poll will remain live on the bakeryinfo website until November 1, so please log on, click to add your feedback.last_img read more

Sanders to hold town meetings across Southern Vermont this weekend

first_imgSenator Bernie Sanders will host a series of town meetings across southern Vermont this weekend.  These public forums will take place in Bennington, West Dover, and Putney on Saturday, July 31 and in Westminster, Springfield and Woodstock on Sunday, August 1.  Sanders will also attend a public forum on health care reform in Bellows Falls.Sanders and local leaders will discuss a variety of issues including the economy, health care, clean energy, and protecting society’s most vulnerable citizens.These events are free and open to the public.  The public will be offered the opportunity to ask questions and make comments.SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010What: Town Meeting and Brunch in BenningtonWho: Senator Bernie SandersWhen: 9 a.m. brunch, 9:30 meeting, Saturday, July 31, 2010Where: Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside Street, BenningtonWhat: Town Meeting in West DoverWho: Senator Bernie SandersWhen: 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010Where: The Lawn of Andirons Restaurant, 183 Route 100, West Dover (A tent will be available in case of rain.)What: Forum Hosted by the Health Care is a Human Right CampaignWho: Senator Bernie Sanders and the Vermont Workers’ CenterWhen: 3 p.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010Where: Hetty Green Park, Bellows FallsWhat: Town Meeting and Dinner in PutneyWho: Senator Bernie SandersWhen: 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:00 p.m. meeting, Saturday, July 31, 2010Where: United Church of Putney, 15 Kimball Hill, PutneySUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010What: Town Meeting and Brunch in WestminsterWho: Senator Bernie SandersWhen: 9 a.m. brunch, 9:30 a.m. meeting, Sunday, August 1, 2010Where: Westminster Institute, Route 5, WestminsterWhat: Town Meeting and BBQ in Springfield Who: Senator Bernie SandersWhen: 11:30 a.m. barbeque, 12:00 p.m. meeting, Sunday, August 1, 2010Where: Springfield High School, 303 South Street, Springfield (Event will take place outside weather permitting.  Rain location is cafeteria.)What: Town Meeting and Dinner in WoodstockWho: Senator Bernie SandersWhen: 5:30 p.m. dinner in the cafeteria, 6 p.m. meeting in the auditorium, Sunday, August 1, 2010Where: Woodstock Union High School, 496 Woodstock RoadEvent Contact: Senator Sanders’ office at 1-800-339-9834Media Contact: Michael Briggs or Will Wiquist at 202-224-5141###last_img read more

Finding Freedom in Nature

first_imgIf he hadn’t started climbing, veteran Stacy Bare doubts he’d be alive today.As a captain in the U.S. Army, Bare spent a year in Iraq working to rebuild cities, a mild description that doesn’t adequately convey the raw realities of war he endured. During his service, he witnessed an Iraqi man being cut in half by gunfire, and he fought to stop the bleeding of a soldier whose legs had been blown off. While working to re-establish peace, he lost battle buddies in combat who left behind families and kids. General David Petraeus recognized Bare for excellence in working with local Iraqis in part to decrease violence as they collaborated to create communities, but upon his return home in 2007, Bare found himself consumed with bitterness toward an oblivious American public that couldn’t grasp the cost of freedom.An unfortunate consequence of war is the fallout that happens at home once members of the military are released from their service and return to civilian life. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has conducted studies on veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and it found the risk of suicide was up to 61 percent higher among recent veterans than the general U.S. population.However, there is hope, and it can be found in nature. In “Stacy’s Story,” a short film produced by The North Face, Bare describes his post-service battles with alcohol, cocaine, and suicidal thoughts that seemed to offer the only ways to move past the traumas he witnessed in Iraq. While struggling to work things out, he called a friend who served with him in Baghdad, who invited him out climbing. The experience transformed Bare’s life.“I went on the first Flatiron [in Boulder, Colorado], and I didn’t think about feeling guilty because I hadn’t seen enough to feel the way I was. I didn’t feel like I had to be anything other than just a scared first-time climber,” he remembers. “Then we get to the top, and all that trauma and all the years of trying to suppress it came flooding back through the Flatiron, up into my toes and into my hands, and I’m just shaking. All the fear and all the anger and all the confusion and all the not feeling like I fit in, and all the suicidal thoughts and everything else like that, it all came rushing up through the rock, and I get down to the bottom and I collapse, and just relief floods through me. As we’re walking down, I realize: If it’s this good for me, how good can it be for others?”kamiswingle_projecthealingwaters-_FIXToday, several organizations offer wilderness programs specifically for veterans struggling to transition to life beyond the military. After Bare’s epiphany in the Flatiron, he and former Army Ranger Nick Watson founded Veterans Expeditions, a nonprofit organization that uses outdoor experiences to empower veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service and train for outdoor employment opportunities.In 2011, Bare moved on to the Sierra Club, where he worked as a military and veterans affairs coordinator before taking on his current role as director of Sierra Club Outdoors. Among other programs, he now oversees the Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program, which offers a variety of free or low-cost adventure experiences for veterans ranging from backpacking and fly fishing trips in West Virginia to raft guide training trips in Colorado to Wilderness First Aid courses in Western North Carolina.Additionally, programs like Outward Bound, Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, Summit for Soldiers, the Heroes Project, and Wounded Warrior Ascents offer multi-day outdoor adventure trips that aim to help veterans realize their potential outside the military and provide a safe space where they can work out their difficulties with others who get it.Navy veteran Justin Haug certainly understands these challenges. Haug shipped out to boot camp straight from high school and completed four overseas deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, with one spent working at a Joint Forces Command in the Horn of Africa. There, he witnessed babies being left on the side of the road outside the military compound and people he came to care about struggling for the very basics of survival. Haug spent a lot of time there volunteering in orphanages and teaching English to teenagers, and when his time was up, he felt like he had abandoned people who had become family.“I allowed it all to fester,” remembers Haug, who went through a period of alcoholism, philandering, and regular fights as he struggled to escape his demons. A friend he served with recognized his unhealthy mental state and invited him to California while they both had leave, and Haug suggested they visit Yosemite National Park. On a trail there, he found himself so overwhelmed by the beauty of the surrounding nature that he committed the rest of his life to helping others find similar experiences.“For the first time in my life, I felt free,” he recalls. “I just remember walking up a trail, and my mind was open and heart was open, and I felt connected to something larger in the universe. At the time, I didn’t even believe in any spiritual anything, but I felt connected to something larger, free and open, free of the negativity.”Reenergized and focused on a new goal, Haug completed his service in July 2010 and began working on his bachelor’s degree in recreation, park, and tourism management at Penn State University the following month. During the summers of his college years, he worked as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service with a group of all veterans and then as a seasonal interpretive park ranger at Grand Teton National Park’s Jenny Lake Visitor Center. In spring 2013, he joined a veterans’ Outward Bound whitewater rafting trip down the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers in Canyonlands National Park.“Everyone on the trip was struggling,” Haug says. “Some people had seen a battle buddy get blown up, that kind of thing. We could get together and support each other and let the other veterans know what baggage and garbage we were hanging onto.” The experience only solidified his commitment to sharing the outdoors with others. That fall, he began a master’s degree in recreation, park and tourism sciences at Texas A&M University, which he completed this May, and he just returned to Grand Teton National Park for his fourth summer as an interpretive park ranger at Jenny Lake Visitors’ Center. He’s set his sights on a long career with the National Park Service, hoping to help as many people as possible find the benefits of nature.In addition to his work with the Sierra Club, Bare is also working to climb or ski in every country where he served in the military as part of a personal project called “Make Adventure, Not War.” He and his wife, Makenzie, also welcomed their first child in January, a dream Bare never would have considered possible when he first fought to push up from rock bottom. Appropriately, they named her Wilder.“Climbing saved my life, and skiing sustains it,” Bare says. “There’s something deeply universal about time in the outdoors. Specific to individuals, veterans or not, who have suffered trauma, I think it’s recognizing beauty, feeling awe that is all so powerful, getting out of your own head and focusing in on the now, realizing there’s so much of the world to live for and amazing things can be in front of you, and [for veterans] beginning to feel and experience the physical country you fought to defend.”[divider]Outdoor Opportunities for Veterans[/divider]The following groups offer outdoor recreation programs specifically geared toward current and former members of the military.Sierra Club Military Outdoorssierraclub.org/outings/militaryOver the past decade, the Sierra Club’s Military Outdoors program has helped equip more than 50,000 service members, veterans, and their families with the skills and confidence to enjoy the outdoors. It also works to provide veterans with marketable job skills they can use in the outdoor industry, with three raft guide training trips in North Carolina and Utah this spring.Veterans Expeditionsvetexpeditions.comThis veteran-led nonprofit runs multiple trips each month to empower veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service through outdoor training and leadership. For the second half of 2016, trips include mountaineering, climbing, and mountain biking.Outward Bound for Veteransoutwardbound.org/[email protected] Outward Bound for Veterans program seeks to help returning service members readjust to civilian life via teamwork- and challenge-focused wilderness programs. Veteran courses often range a week or more at no cost and include sea kayaking, rafting, canoeing, backpacking, and climbing.Combat Wounded Veteran Challengecombatwounded.orgThis organization pairs rehabilitation with research and data collection to help current and future wounded veterans learn to cope with the loss of limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries through adventure challenges around the world. Challenges for 2016 and beyond include mountaineering, SCUBA diving, and equestrian rides in environments ranging from the Amazon rainforest to Antarctic peaks.Wounded Warrior Projectwoundedwarriorproject.org/programsWWP’s Soldier Ride program is a four-day experience that introduces veterans to the sport of cycling and uses a 25- or 50-mile bike ride to empower veterans and help them make connections with other injured service members.Trout Unlimited Veterans Service Partnershiptu.org/conservation/outreach-educationTrout Unlimited’s Veterans Service Partnership works to bring the healing power of the water to veterans interested in learning the sport of angling. With over 400 chapters and 150,000 members nationwide, this grassroots effort helps TU volunteers serve as teachers and guides on a veteran’s first exposure to fishing.Summit for [email protected] Summit for Soldiers specifically aims to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress following military service and reduce the number of military and veteran suicides through mentorship and the therapeutic benefits of adventure and outdoor activities. Currently the organizers are working to bring a flag bearing the name of their brothers and sisters who lost their fight to the top of the highest summit on each continent.Heroes Projecttheheroesproject.orgA main mission of the Heroes Project is to put injured veterans on some of the highest summits in the world to prove that war-related injuries don’t mean the end of ability and provide inspiration and encouragement to veterans with all levels of injuries.Wounded Warrior Ascentswoundedwarriorascents.orgWWA seeks to raise awareness of the sacrifices America’s severely injured service members and their families make in defense of our freedom and connects injured veterans with resources that can help them recover. The organization offers adaptive mountaineering programs and endurance sports opportunities to disabled veterans on peaks including Denali and Aconcagua.Project Healing Watersprojecthealingwaters.orgProject Healing Waters helps veterans recover physically and emotionally through fly fishing. Events, tournaments, and festivals bring participants together for support and camaraderie.last_img read more

Forward Support Company gets new commander

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Forward Support Company of the Binghamton’s 204th Engineer Company has a new commander. “It was traditionally used in battle so that you can see where your unit was in the confusion of everything,” White said. “When I came to the 204th as a transfer from the Pennsylvania National Guard I had no idea I would one day be the commander within this organization,” Anzivino said. “I’ve done three and a half years of command time and I’m passing it off to my successor,” said White. Timothy Anzovino is taking the reigns over from outgoing commander Captain Brett White. In this case, the flag facilitates the change to a new commander, one who will be familiar face to his unit. As for Captain White, he says he is ready for the next chapter of his career. The Guidon is a small flag with an important history in the military. “Captain Anzivino has been in the unit since before I was in the unit so he knows more about it than I do because he’s been here longer,” said White. White saying Sunday’s ceremony, the exchange of the Guidon, is a traditional way for the unit to see who their commander will be. Captain Anzivino says the opportunity to lead the 204th is not something he saw coming in his early days with the unit. “To assume command of the FSC is a great honor and accomplishment,” said incoming Commander Captain Timothy Anzovino. “I’m going to be transferring to a Unit that is based in New York City, Park Avenue Armory,” said White. “It’s a digital liaison attachment which is a pretty rare unit there’s only fifteen in the entire army and I’ll be there as a logistics officer,” he said. “It’s something that happens in front of all of the soldiers so they can see that there is an official change of whoever their officer in charge is,” said White. “That way there’s no question,” he said White tells 12 News that the ceremony was a great moment for the company.last_img read more

Rivals say ‘no harm done’

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Kenneth James Collins, 66

first_imgKenneth James Collins, 66 of Hanahan, South Carolina passed away peacefully in his home on July 8, 2019, after a courageous battle with neuroendocrine cancer.  He was born July 21, 1952, in Batesville, Indiana to Earnest James Collins and Elizabeth Yorn Collins.  A graduate of Sunman High School, Ken served in the US Army from 1971 to 1973.  He was an electrician by trade but could build or repair just about anything.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, the beach, fishing and playing poker every chance he got.Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife Rhonda Sartain Collins to whom he married on May 5, 2002, his son Stacey J. Collins (Aimee), stepson Jared D. Knipp, stepdaughter Amanda N. Harrison (Andrew), his best buddy and his favorite softball players Drew and Ashlyn Harrison, both of whom meant the world to him.  Also surviving are his sisters Karen Fryman (Ralph) of Vermont, Kathryn Jewell (Gary), Kristine Daulton (Wayne), Kimberly Stewart (Rocky) and brother Kevin Collins (Connie) all of Batesville, Indiana; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.For those who wish to offer their condolences, they may do so from 10 AM until the start of the Memorial Services at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 20th, at the Berean Baptist Church located at 364 Six Pine Ranch Road, Batesville, Indiana.last_img read more