Shannon to open – Ash cloud still a risk

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin THE Irish Aviation Authority will withdraw restrictions on flights in and out of six airports in Ireland, with effect from the times listed below, until further notice. They include Shannon, Donegal, Sligo, Ireland West (Knock), Galway and Kerry.In a statement the IAA said the restrictions were required as the increased level of recent volcanic activity has created a massive ash cloud stretching 1,000 miles long and 700 miles wide. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up While the northerly winds are keeping the bulk of the cloud out in the Atlantic, the increased size of the cloud continues to pose a risk especially if the winds change.Passengers planning to travel by air over the coming days are advised to regularly check with their airlines and the IAA website in advance of going to the airport.The following is the position on an airport by airport basis for today Friday May 7. AIRPORT                                  Flight Operations:Dublin                                            OpenCork                                               OpenShannon                                         Open from 1000 hours localDonegal                                          Open from 0830 hours localSligo                                              Open from 1000 hours localIreland West (Knock)                       Open from 1000 hours localGalway                                           Open from 1000 hours localKerry                                              Open from 1000 hours localWaterford                                        OpenThe Aviation Authority said it is in constant contact with VAAC and the Central Flow Management Unit (CFMU) at Eurocontrol and is monitoring the path of the ash cloud in order to assess the impact it could have on air safety.Should there be any change to the above situation, the IAA said it will issue a further statement but passengers are advised that they must check their airline websites regularly. Twitter Previous articleFurther restrictions on airports along western coastNext articleNo to water charges, but manager has the final say admin Advertisementcenter_img NewsLocal NewsShannon to open – Ash cloud still a riskBy admin – May 7, 2010 562 Print Facebook Emaillast_img read more

Atlanta police searching for man who posed as cop to assault woman

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Atlanta police are searching for a man they say impersonated a police officer and sexually assaulted at least one woman early Friday morning.The victim told police that she was pulled over around 1 a.m. After asking for her license and registration, the suspect told the victim to step out of her vehicle and sexually assaulted her, Atlanta Police Major Crimes Maj. Michael O’Connor said at a press conference Monday.A second woman also reported being sexually assaulted by a man impersonating a police officer in Cobb County, Georgia.The assaults happened within a few hours of each other and Atlanta Police Department investigators are working closely with Cobb County investigators to determine if the impersonator in both cases is the same man.Both victims reported the vehicle as a dark-colored, four-door sedan with a light bar on top, according to Atlanta police. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing dark-colored clothing and a star-shaped badge.“Any of the vehicles that we have with light bars on top of them are marked and clearly say ‘Atlanta police’ on the side of them,” O’Connor said. “Our unmarked vehicles don’t have light bars on the top.”Atlanta police advise anyone uncomfortable with a police stop to indicate to the officer you intend to stop and call 911. Let the dispatcher know you are being stopped and ask them to verify there is a legitimate officer stopping you.“We want to make sure the public knows how to keep themselves safe if they are uncertain if the person who pulls them over is a police officer,” O’Connor said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more