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Plans to increase ‘Cycling Tourism’

first_imgAdvertisement Email Previous articleGarda crime round up – part 1Next articleChild abduction warning admin NewsLocal NewsPlans to increase ‘Cycling Tourism’By admin – October 3, 2012 646 Twitter Facebookcenter_img Print PLANS to create a Great Southern Trail cycling route through Limerick and Kerry were advanced at recent meeting of the major European cycling tourism promotion bodies.The event, which was held in France, marked the first joint conference of the European Cycling Federation (ECF) and the European Greenways Association (EGWA) and the delegates were informed the the ongoing development of the Limerick/Kerry initiative by Liam O’Mahony, Cathaoirleach, Great Southern Trail (GST).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr. O’Mahony outlined the progress made in developing the 40km of rail-trail in Co. Limerick and expressed the appreciation of the GST to all supportive bodies and public representatives as well as to the general public and the adjoining landowners.He said it took 20 years of campaigning to achieve this success and stressed that “there should be no such delay” In completing the Co. Kerry section of the route.He said that the complete project would be “of enormous benefit to locals and tourists alike with the North Kerry/ West Limerick economy also benefitting”.He welcomed proposals by the ECF/EGWA, in tandem with EU bodies, to focus future cycling development on 14 specific, long distance trans-national European Cycle routes. Two of the routes include Ireland with Route 1 beginning in Portugal and hugging the Atlantic seaboard of the EU all the way to the North Cape in Norway. Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

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Rookie trooper in Arizona shot dead by suspect who stole cop gun

first_imgKNXV-TV(GOODYEAR, Ariz.) — An Arizona trooper who just graduated the academy in May was shot dead when a suspect stole a police officer’s gun during a struggle, authorities said.“The [Department of Public Safety] family is in mourning,” Colonel Frank Milstead of the Arizona Department of Public Safety said at a news conference. “Lives have been shattered and ruined.”The attack unfolded Wednesday night after authorities received calls about a driver swerving in and out of the lanes of Interstate 10, throwing items at cars, Milstead said.One trooper arrived, followed by two more troopers, including one who was finishing his field training, Milstead said.A fight broke out, during which two police officers from Goodyear, Arizona, arrived and helped try to take the suspect into custody, Milstead said.During the struggle, one of the trooper’s guns was taken by the suspect, Milstead said. The suspect then fired from the trooper’s weapon, hitting troopers Dalin Dorris and Tyler Edenhofer, he said.Dorris is in “good spirits, considering the circumstances,” Milstead said.But Edenhofer — who had just graduated from the state trooper academy in May — died from his injuries, Milstead said.“We’re all in a little bit of a state of shock this morning,” Milstead said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”It was not immediately clear which trooper’s gun was stolen.Edenhofer’s death came just hours after a 17-year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department veteran was shot dead in the line of duty in Wisconsin.Gunfire was the leading cause of death among the 73 officers killed in the first half of this year, accounting for 42 percent of the deaths, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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