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Moveable Feast Cafe 2021/10/28 ? Open Thread Thu Oct 28, 2021 18:00 | herb
2021/10/28 17:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
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The most hilarious thing about this: it is a “former veteran”. Bravo US military!
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Taliban spokesman on rising ISIS threat, & relations with US, China & Iran Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:41 | amarynth
Original link: http://middleeastobse... Description: In a recent extended interview with RT Arabic, Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem commented on the adequacy of Taliban?s internal security measures following concerns of a rising ISIS
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Shell says Solitaire to leave Irish waters today
Thursday September 18, 2008 18:19 by tyrone fan
In the last hour Shell has announced that the Solitaire pipe laying ship is to depart from Irish territorial waters and go to a British port for repair and assessment.
The company has always claimed that it was not responding to pressure from protests against its plan to install an offshore section of production pipeline without any planning permission for the onshore section.
Maura Harrington, who is on hunger strike at the Shell compound at Glengad beach, has yet to make a statement, but it is hoped that if the company claim is true, and the ship leaves, then she will end or suspend her protest.
Update: Maura Harrington officially came off her hunger-strike and made the statement as published in the comments.
Full Shell statement:
Shell E&P Ireland Limited can confirm that the Solitaire will leave Killybegs today for a UK Port where deep water berthing facilities are available.
The vessel will remain in port while a further assessment of factors including operational, technical and weather issues will be completed. Once this is done, a further statement about the 2008 offshore development programme will be made. This programme still requires a suitable weather window for successful completion.
Separately, a special diving support vessel is being deployed to Broadhaven Bay tomorrow to assist in the salvage of the 12 metres long, 80 tonnes section of the Solitaire's pipe laying equipment. This piece of equipment, which became detached from the vessel last Wednesday (September 10th), is currently lying on the seabed in Broadhaven Bay, Co Mayo and will be removed and disposed of for safety and environmental reasons.