Linkedin Print WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Previous articleLimerick Olympians on the right trailNext articleAttacks on firemen highlight need for compensation scheme admin Email “He must have been off his noodle to steal them in the first place”, commented defence solicitor John Devane when he appeared at Limerick District Court defending a man accused of stealing a tub of pot noodles. The court heard that Ray Constable, of Millstream Court, Ennis was intoxicated when he stole from the Topaz garage, Dock Road, Limerick at 11.30 pm on December 12 last. He staggered across the forecourt and dropped the tub of noodles in front of gardai who were in the garage at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 29-year-old defendant was also charged with being intoxicated and causing a disturbance at Davis Street on the same night.After pleading guilty and hearing details of 133 previous convictions, Mr Devane said his client had a “significant difficulty with alcohol”.“He must have been off his noodle to take the noodles in front of five gardai’ added Mr Devane. However at the time of the incident, Mr Constable was homeless and struggling.Judge O’Kelly said it was hardly an act of monumental stupidity. Maybe he was just hungry.Mr Devane said that his client suffered a serious brain injury when he was stabbed in the head but added that he could stay sober and out of trouble now that he was living at home with his mother.Judge O’Kelly said he wanted to see if Mr Constable could “use his noodle” and stay out of trouble “otherwise he will end up in the can”.He convicted and fined the defendant €75 on the theft charge and took the public order charge into account. NewsLocal NewsPot noodle thief stays out of the canBy admin – November 19, 2012 823 Twitter
The MB-acquired Integrated Marine Corps Command and Control System was tested during Operation Formosa, with the assistance of Israeli civilians. (Photo: Brazilian Navy) Her responsibilities included carrying out assigned tasks and observing the safety of members of her group. “It was very important to me because I was able to improve technical knowledge within the role of a platoon commander, and realize the relevance of leadership for a group to achieve the desired goals,” 2nd Lt. Liana said.New technologiesIn addition to the 1,900 Brazilian marines, five service members from the U.S., four from Ecuador, and two from Portugal participated as observers in Operation Formosa 2019, carried out July 8-18.Israeli civilians also participated and guided Brazilian service members on how to use the Integrated Marine Corps Command and Control System (SIC2CFN, in Portuguese). Israeli company Elbit developed the technology that MB recently acquired and tested during Operation Formosa. “The system enables total situational awareness capacity of the entire area of operation. This is a very advanced system, and is currently one of the best in the world,” said Lieutenant General Paulo Martino Zuccaro, Fleet Marine Squad commander.SIC2CFN works through different communication equipment. It facilitates the management of battlefield activities, data gathering, communication between combat elements, and conducts electronic warfare operations against enemy forces Second Lt. Liana Arduíno de Magalhães who commanded a platoon during Operation Formosa, grants an interview. (Photo: Brazilian Navy) By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo October 03, 2019 Operation Formosa 2019 was conducted for the first time with the participation of a woman as commander of an infantry platoon: Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN, in Portuguese) Second Lieutenant Liana Arduíno de Magalhães.Operation Formosa is the Brazilian Navy’s (MB, in Portuguese) largest training session in the country’s central region, consisting of a series of warfare exercises conducted in three phases.Second Lt. Liana, who led a 44-member group through the 10-day exercise, said she took on the responsibility gladly. “I was happy to learn that I would be the commander of the platoon in this operation, because I could apply all the lessons that I learned in expeditionary and amphibious warfare training,” said the officer.Second Lt. Liana joined CFN in 2001 and became an officer in 2018, after an internal competition. Her duties as commander aren’t new to her, as she has been leading the 3rd Platoon of the Marine Corps’ 1st Company in Rio de Janeiro since the first half of 2019. The officer operated in the field for the first time during Operation Formosa.