American tourist rescued from Slieve League

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire American tourist rescued from Slieve League RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMore than 30,000 to descend on Derry for 12th celebrationsNext articleAnother elderly couples home targeted in robbery in Kilross News Highland Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – July 12, 2013 Pinterest Google+ Google+center_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Facebook WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook A walking tourist has been rescued from Slieve League after getting into difficulty yesterday evening.The woman, from American, was walking with a friend when they got lost.One of the woman managed to make her way down and raise the alarm.In the meantime, her friend  found herself positioned in a dangerous situation in the area close to Eagle’s Nest and could not move.The new Sligo Rescue 118 Coastguard helicopter was tasked to the scene and eventually managed to winch the woman to safety just after 9pm.Members of Donegal Mountain Rescue Team along with their colleagues from Sligo and the Killybegs Coastguard Unit were also involved in the rescue. The woman was flown to Sligo General Hospital but was uninjured. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

Girl shot inside Illinois home dies on her 12th birthday: Officials

first_imgFamily photo via WLS-TV(CHICAGO) — A girl was shot inside an Illinois house just before her 12th birthday and later died on what would have been her special day, officials said Wednesday.Kentavia Blackful was shot on Monday around 9 p.m. in a house in Harvey, a south suburb of Chicago, spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Officer Natalia Derevyanny told ABC News. She was pronounced dead on Tuesday, her 12th birthday, at Christ Hospital, according to Derevyanny.She had been rushed to the hospital in critical condition following the shooting.“It’s a shame that we’re sitting here in the house and we can’t even sit in the house. A child cannot play,” the girl’s grandmother told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. “Today is my baby’s birthday, and for them to take her birthday from her, and she has a basketball game today she was looking forward to this.”Blackful’s grandfather, Dennis Hunt, told the station that he was standing outside on the porch when two people came up to him and opened fire. The two individuals had reportedly walked from one end of the block to the other before shooting.One of the bullets then reportedly went through a window and struck Kentavia in the back of the head while she was sitting at the family computer, according to WLS.Derevyanny said she could not confirm where Kentavia had been shot because they hadn’t yet received her body.Kentavia lived at a home on the 15800 block of Paulina in Harvey, according to Derevyanny. The home where the shooting happened was also on that block but authorities would not confirm whether Kentavia was shot in her own home.Harvey police did not immediately respond to ABC News for comment, but told WLS that no one is in custody.The city’s mayor, Christopher Clark, urged anyone who may have seen something to come forward.“I find it hard to believe that a person walks down an entire block to get to the end of the block and ring out shots, and no one sees a thing,” Clark told ABC News. “We really need, in order to solve this heinous crime, we really need the communities active participation.”He said tragedies like this one “shake us to the core.”“It affects the whole community but specifically your young people and your seniors because those young people and seniors, they’re the ones that feel helpless,” Clark said.The superintendent of Harvey Public Schools District Number 152 identified the girl as a student at Brooks Middle School.“Our thoughts are with her family and the greater Harvey School District 152 community,” Superintendent John F. Thomas said in a statement on Tuesday, before the girl had died. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

​Fixed income holdings drive 9% return at Spanish pension fund Geroa

first_imgTo preserve capital, fixed income dominates its investment portfolio, with a 62% allocation as at end-2014, while 29% was in equities.Within the fixed income allocation, Spanish government bonds made up 8.9% of the total portfolio, with 4.6% in bonds issued by the Basque government, and 3.2% by the Italian government.Stable returns are achieved by investing in international markets. At end-2014, 81% of the portfolio was invested in the EU, with 3% in the US.Volatility in investment returns during 2014 was 4.9%.However, there was also an emphasis on investing in the local economy. Investments in the Basque Country and Navarra form 14% of the total portfolio.This includes 2.8% invested in Orza, an asset manager set up to invest in Basque businesses, in which Geroa has a 50% stake.The 9.39% return for 2014 compares with 14.07% for the previous year.While attributing most of the return to the “very positive” growth in profitability of fixed income assets, the fund’s annual report said: “The evolution of equity has also been positive, though very unequal between countries and sector.”Turning to the investment outlook for the rest of 2015, the report said the success of the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing programme would be key in relation to the definitive end of the crisis in the euro-zone.But it warned that social and political risks were also important, with a number of elections this year and a rise in support for euro-sceptic parties.As for the domestic economy, in 2014, the Spanish government announced a demand stimulus programme to offset falling exports.The report said: “The Spanish situation, according to the financial markets, is clearly positive, as internal demand compensates for less dynamism in the external sector.“During 2015, Spain could be the euro-zone country that grows the most. However, it has important imbalances in labour creation and public debt.” Geroa Pentsioak EPSV, the multi-sector pension fund for workers in Gipuzkoa, a province in Spain’s Basque Country, has announced a return of 9.39% for calendar 2014 on its €1.53bn-worth investment portfolio.This takes the average annual return since the fund’s inception in 1996 to 6.59%.Geroa Pentsioak is a unique concept in Spain, providing supplementary pension cover for medium and low-paid workers, rather than for those with higher incomes.Its investment policy is to generate a return 2-3 percentage points above Spanish inflation.last_img read more


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Trump defends taking FEMA funds for border security

first_imgPresident Trump defended his administration’s reallocation of funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to address the ‘immigration crisis’ at the southern border.’He faced backlash as Hurricane Dorian approached the U.S. mainland.The president said the shifted funds wouldn’t be an issue in responding to Dorian, citing the storm’s change in path farther east.“Originally this was going to be a direct hit into Miami,” Trump told reporters during an Oval Office briefing on the hurricane. “We need help at the border,” he added.Last week, the Trump administration announced it would shift $271 million from within the Department of Homeland Security, including emergency relief funds, to pay for more immigration detention beds at the southern border.Democrats have slammed the decision warning it would hinter relief efforts in the U.S.The president fired back, adding, that the government would be prepared to assist Georgia, South Carolina, and other states.He also noted that Florida appeared to avoid the worst of Dorian after the storm’s path tracked away from the mainland.“We can predict the path, but so far the predicting has been really tough with this particular hurricane,” Trump said.Hurricane Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 storm on Tuesday and moved towards the Florida coast after coming to a standstill over the Bahamas.The Bahamas seemingly sustained the worst of the storm so far with at least five people dead.“The U.S. sent a disaster response team to the Bahamas after the hurricane hit the islands, reportedly resulting in the deaths of at least five people,” the U.S. Agency for International Development said Tuesday.last_img read more