Twitter Linkedin GARRYOWEN native Derek Murphy is missing after his boat capsized on the Mississippi River on Saturday afternoon near New Orleans.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Derek, who is in his forties, was a member of the Garryowen AIL League winning team in 1991.According to the US Coast Guard Mr Murphy and the man he was travelling with were last seen on Saturday at about 2.30pm.A search and rescue operation using a helicopter and several boats carried out by members of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries lasted for three days.It is believed that the two men got into difficulty when their small, light, flat bottomed boat became stuck amid a fleet of barges.The Mississippi river is said to be dangerous for small boats and unfortunately neither man was wearing a lifejacket.Mr Murphy, who worked in the construction industry, emigrated to the US more than ten years ago. Rhebogue councillor Kieran O’Hanlon said that it was a terrible tragedy, “From a community point of view, my sympathies go to his family who have been very active with Richmond Rugby and Geraldines soccer club”. Facebook Print WhatsApp Advertisement Email NewsLocal NewsLimerick man missing following Mississippi boating accidentBy admin – May 4, 2010 645 Previous articleMaytime is music time in cityNext articleMinister for Sport considers Market’s Field issue admin
CWAG Alliance Partnership Develops Cross-Border Legal Relationships INDIANAPOLIS – In recognition of his commitment and ongoing efforts to build relationships with attorney general counterparts in countries like Mexico and Cuba, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has been named to the Alliance Partnership of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) Advisory Board.Zoeller has been involved for several years in multi-state and bi-national efforts with other state AGs to combat international crime, and support rule of law in both the U.S. and Mexico.“I am honored to continue my involvement in the Alliance Partnership and its mission,” Zoeller said. “The issues we tackle are not isolated and require ongoing dialogue and training with our Latin American neighbors to advance the rule of law and in combating the cross-border issues like human trafficking and transnational violence.”The Conference of Western Attorneys General coordinates the efforts of the Alliance Partnership which leverages funding from the State Department and other entities who support Rule of Law programming. There are 42 United States Attorneys General Offices participating in the training of Mexican State Attorneys General Offices, and other Mexican justice and law enforcement entities. CWAG has 34 participating Mexican jurisdictions and more than a dozen additional Mexican federal and State partnering agencies.The most recent exchange occurred this past September when the Partnership sponsored Zoeller and a team of United States Attorneys General in an exchange in Cuba. The team met with their Cuban counterparts and interacted with members of the Cuban legal community in an ongoing multi-state effort to combat human and drug trafficking. The cost of the trip, and all trips, are handled by the Alliance Partnership and are not paid for with Indiana tax dollars.“These exchanges offer valuable insights for every participant,” Zoeller added. “Despite differences in our legal systems, every country faces serious common problems and we need to collaborate to fight transnational crime.”The September meetings in Cuba, were one of several previous meetings organized by the CWAG Alliance Partnership between state AGs from the U.S. and their counterparts in Mexico and other Latin American nations.Zoeller has initiated partnerships between the Alliance Partnership and the Wilson Center. In September 2010, Zoeller’s office hosted a training event , attended by 70 prosecutors and investigators from Mexico that focused on Mexico’s rule of law. Zoeller and former United States Senator, Richard Lugar keynoted that program.In October 2015, Zoeller and a group of other state AGs from the U.S. attended a two-day conference in Mexico City and met with that nation’s criminal justice officials to discuss the problems of human trafficking, drug trafficking and Internet privacy.Zoeller also serves as the National Association of Attorneys General liaison to the United States Trade Representative and is a member of the United States Global Leadership Coalition’s Indiana Advisory Committee.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
“We’ve taken preventive measures. Alhamdulillah [thank God] the situation is now under control,” Sabrar said.Read also: Military personnel allegedly attack a police headquarters in North Sumatra, injuring sixSabrar also said the assault did not represent the actions of the TNI.”As an institution, it is our duty to maintain solidarity and synergy,” he said.Sabrar explained that the incident started on Thursday afternoon when several police officers were controlling traffic on the trans-Sumatra road at Silangkitang village in North Tapanuli, following a truck accident in the area.A minibus carrying military personnel from Yonif 123/Rajawali forced its way through the police barricade. The police officers responded by trying to stop the minibus and a dispute ensued.”Our personnel were in a hurry so they drove against the traffic, that was the cause of the misunderstanding. Hearsay about the dispute then provoked other personnel, resulting in the attack on the police station,” said Sabrar, adding that he had reported the assault to his superiors.He also claimed that he had instructed the perpetrators to apologize to the victims and repair any damage from the attack on the Pahae Julu Police station.North Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen. Martuani Sormin Siregar said he hoped no such incident would recur in the future, and that both personnel of the National Police and the TNI could strengthen their solidarity. “Such an incident should never happen again in the future. I hope we can strengthen the solidarity between the TNI and the National Police. We may have different uniforms but we both serve Indonesia,” Murtani said. (nal) Topics : Bukit Barisan Military Command (Kodam) 1 has removed Capt. Ridwan, company commander of Infantry Battalion (Yonif) 123/Rajawali, from his post following an attack on Pahae Julu Police station in North Tapanuli regency, North Sumatra.Commander of Bukit Barisan Kodam 1 Maj. Gen. Sabrar Fadhilah said the decision to remove Ridwan from his position showed the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) commitment to punishing its members who commit crimes or breach discipline.”Do not doubt [our commitment], we will definitely enforce disciplinary sanctions on our military personnel who are found guilty [of misbehavior],” Sabrar said during his visit to Pahae Julu Police headquarters on Sunday. Sabrar said Second Sgt. Salahuddin Hasibuan would replace Ridwan in the position of commander of Yonif 123/Rajawali.During his visit, Sabrar also handed over aid to seven victims of the assault, which comprised six police officers and one civilian.”I’m sorry for the incident. I apologize, I hope such an incident will never happen again,” he said.He said Bukit Barisan Kodam 1 and the North Sumatra Police had cooperated to make sure that the assault would not cause further trouble.