FTSE 250 dividend stocks! Should you buy this 8% yield for your ISA?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Investors on the hunt for brilliant FTSE 250 dividend stocks can be forgiven for feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place right now.Companies are slashing their dividends left, right, and centre in a desperate bid to conserve cash. But at the same time, sharp bouts of persistent selling leave many UK stocks carrying some truly mighty yields, leaving investors to endure the dreaded FOMO (or the ‘fear of missing out’).5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Rank Group (LSE: RNK) is one share whose yields have marched northwards of late. This company owns and operates casinos and bingo halls and has online gambling operations, too. While moving off recent 10-year lows around 85p per share, at current prices the engineer still boasts a bumper 8.1% dividend yield for the current financial year (to June 2020).You should forget about going bargain hunting with Rank, though. City analysts are expecting dividends to keep rising over the next couple of years, sure. But I can’t help but fear that swingeing payout cuts could be in the offing.Lockdown bluesThe impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Rank’s operations was made apparent in its latest mid-March market update. Then Rank said that it had “traded well” since the turn of January, though it noted that trading has slowed during the most recent three weeks. It added that it had endured “a sharper decline” in more recent days, too, a trend which would reflect intensifying lockdown demands from the UK government.The gambling giant unveiled the colossal financial impact that social distancing will cause to its bottom line, too. It said that it would endure monthly net cash costs of £17m including mitigating actions (or £25m without).The dividend stock’s operations in Spain and Belgium have also been shuttered, of course. The only plus point is that online trading has remained unmoved.So should you buy this FTSE 250 dividend stock?City analysts are expecting Rank Group to record a 39% earnings rise in fiscal 2020. Unsurprisingly they expect the annual dividend to keep marching higher, too. A 10p per share reward is expected, up from 7.65p last year. The covid-19 crisis has clearly changed the game, though and I reckon a scramble to conserve cash could ensue.It’s not only the prospect of its betting venues being closed up until the end of June which could cause dividend forecasts to fall, though. Rank also has a whopping £40m worth of tax and duty payments coming this month.Rank has lauded the strength of its balance sheet. It has revolving credit facilities of £85m, and cash and facilities after client deposits of £163m. It also has £32m of net debt on the books, though. And it will likely need to be prudent given the possibility that its bingo halls and casinos will remain closed for many months to come. Avoid this particular income share, I say, and put your hard-earned investment cash to work elsewhere. Royston Wild | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: RNK FTSE 250 dividend stocks! Should you buy this 8% yield for your ISA? Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Traversa House / Marina Vella Arquitectura

first_imgSave this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonica+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Photographs Houses Photographs:  dc fotografia arquitectonica Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mexico Architects: Marina Vella Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Tanlajas, Mexico Traversa House / Marina Vella Arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957447/traversa-house-marina-vella-arquitectura Clipboard Marina Vella Arquitectura “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957447/traversa-house-marina-vella-arquitectura Clipboard Architectural design: Traversa House / Marina Vella ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTraversa House / Marina Vella Arquitectura Projects Structural Designers:colectivo Kima, Andrea Cesar y Ricardo OrtizBamboo Construction:colectivo Kima, Andrea Cesar y Ricardo OrtizCivil Work:Silvia Olvera AzuaraCraftsman:Vicencio EstuardoStructure:Leonardo RodríguezCollaborators:Mauricio Jumpa, Adam Zet, María José Gaitán, Melissa Vargas, Rafael Díaz Santana Sainz, Anuar Guijarro Martínez, Santos Roberto Mateo Silvestre, Gabriela Luna, Yahir HernándezCity:TanlajasCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingLocation. The TRAVERSA HOUSE is located in a cattle ranch in a vast area next to the town Tanlajas (Tan – place / lajas – stones in layers) in the Huasteca Potosi, one of the four regions of the Mexican State, San Luis Potosi. Its climate is warm and humid, with an average temperature higher than 18ºC. The Coy river crosses the land and in the high season, it overflows forming springs and fountains. Save this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaThe population of this area is of the Teneek ethnic group whose vernacular architecture is considered a cultural heritage of the Huasteca Potosina because of the building materials used, their construction techniques as well as the preservation concepts of their environment.Save this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaGuidelines. Conceived as a long narrow strip in the landscape, integrating and blending itself with its natural surroundings, the TRAVERSA HOUSE has three main guidelines. The first one is the requirements of use which defines its type as temporary housing for the owners and friends when they visit and supervise the area. The second one is to achieve a spatial contemporary architecture while using and putting in value the constructive techniques and materials used by the Teneek vernacular housing. At the same time, it has to be in accordance with the studio’s architectural principles honoring the constructive éléments and the study of the context regarding the climate needs of the area.Save this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaSave this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaSave this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaStartup. Taking into consideration these requirements the TRAVERSA HOUSE takes as its starting point the existing tamarindo trees, the sun’s path, and the wind. With these main lines, the program began decomposing in 4 modules for the social and bedroom zones, articulating it with a system of patios and circulation axis. Because of the diverse users, it was important to establish a spatial organization of the program that would permit multiple simultaneous activities avoiding visual and acoustic encounters. The inclined lines that cross and form full and empty spaces manage to take advantage of the views and the circulation of the wind, framing the landscape and generating ventilated and welcoming spaces. An important project goal was to design a roof coverage resembling the effect generated by the treetops and at the same time defining the mountain lines.Save this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaSave this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaThe materialization. The materials used are the Tanlajas stones, the local bamboo “guadua vellutina” known as Otate, (considered one of the most flexible and resilient species because of the closeness of the bamboo rings), and the earth of the ground. To protect the building from humidity stone was used in the external façades. To keep the living spaces fresh and nice, a constructive system known as “enjarre” (bahareque – green building in bio-construction), was used in the interior walls. The roof coverage is separated from the walls to generate natural cross ventilation in the rooms and so avoiding any mechanical system. Save this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaIn the construction of the roof coverage parallel systems were used, present and vernacular, like curving the beams with the “sangrado” technique and the use of scaffolding and formwork in the structure. Mat or ironed bamboo from the species old hamii were used for the ceiling and bamboo canisters for the friezes. Orejon Wood was used in the woodwork. All materials were harvested from the Huasteca area.Save this picture!© dc fotografia arquitectonicaProject gallerySee allShow lessHarrow Arts Centre / DK-CMSelected ProjectsShaping Better Places: A Conversation Between Nathalie de Vries, Martha Thorne and C…Lecture Share 2020 ArchDaily Manufacturers: CHIQUIHUITE Artesanias, ORVEN, SOLIDOM Area:  480 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMarina Vella ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMexicoPublished on February 24, 2021Cite: “Traversa House / Marina Vella Arquitectura” [Casa Traversa / Marina Vella Arquitectura] 24 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Two Anglican grant-making charities to collaborate more closely

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Management Howard Lake | 26 May 2004 | News The Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy and The Friends of the Clergy Corporation, the two leading charities helping Anglican clergy and their families in times of need, have reached agreement in principle on a closer collaboration between the two grant-making organisations.It is proposed that a board of trustees common to both charities should be established, thereby enabling the two Corporations to be administered together with a unified grant-making process.The aims of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy and The Friends of the Clergy Corporation are broadly similar. They already have many years’ experience of working closely together. Their combined total grants during 2003 of over £2 million represent by far the largest source of charitable assistance to clergy and their dependants nationwide. Naturally, the maintenance of two separate charities with such similar objectives means that there is duplication of administration. Advertisementcenter_img By bringing the two organisations together under a single trustee body, there will be an immediate advantage for beneficiaries in the form of a simplified application procedure and a unified system of grant administration. In due course, further efficiencies should be obtained, thereby reducing the total level of overheads and increasing the amount available for distribution to beneficiaries. Two Anglican grant-making charities to collaborate more closely About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Buffalo, N.Y., kicks off month of ‘RESIST!’

first_imgTo kick off a month of resistance to the whole Trump agenda, Buffalo, N.Y., activists turned out with signs on Dec. 1 at a bus transfer point downtown during the busy rush hour. They got enthusiastic responses — including raised fists and “thank yous” from a school bus full of ­African-American ‘tweens!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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5,000 people fill the Commons to see Hunter Hayes

first_imgIt’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Starting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Twitter Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Kristen Weaver TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Previous articleLive Blog: SGA Meeting 10/20Next articlePhotograph of Trevone Boykin engaging young Iowa State fan goes viral Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ printhttps://vimeo.com/143068278Country artist Hunter Hayes came to TCU to perform in the Campus Commons Friday for the annual fall concert put on by the Student Government Association, and students said Hayes was a great performer.“I thought it was really great,” said Sydney DeSpain, a senior neuroscience major. “It was fun to come and this be my last hurrah as a senior and experience one of TCU’s greatest traditions.”“It always brings the student body together,” Michael Pratt, a junior sports broadcasting major, said. “I’ve heard a few of his songs, but I go to the fall concert every year and it’s always a lot of fun.”Nearly 5,000 people came to see the concert, SGA president Maddie Reddick said.“From what I heard from administration, the turnout was about 5,000, so I’d say that was a pretty good turnout comparable to Jason [Derulo],” Reddick said.Hayes said he was very excited to be performing at TCU and was impressed by how many people came out to see him.“I am so, so grateful that so many of you guys showed up tonight,” Hayes said. “You guys have been absolutely awesome. These are the coolest vibes we’ve ever experienced.”Reddick said the concert went well and she enjoyed the music.“I loved it, I thought it was incredible,” Reddick said. “Hunter was obviously very excited to be here. I’d say it was successful overall.”Performer Ryan Lafferty opened the concert, and he entertained students with his own music as well as covers of songs including “Can’t Feel My Face” and “Cheerleader,” where he featured TCU student Michael Moreno on the trumpet.Hayes came out a while after Lafferty and performed a set of 18 original songs and one cover of “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon.Hayes played multiple instruments throughout the concert, including electric and acoustic guitars as well as the piano.“Personally, I love the song ‘Wanted,’ and I loved when he came out and played it on the piano,” Reddick said.Hayes’ penultimate song was “Crazy,” where he jumped on stage and asked the audience to jump along with him. The concert ended with an encore featuring the song “Wildcard” after students cheered and screamed for Hayes to sing again.“We are the first stop on his college tour,” said Ryker Thompson, SGA vice president of operations. “It’s been an awesome turnout. I appreciate all the excitement from the students, and it’s just a great night to be out here.”The crowd seemed involved throughout the entire concert, and students said they loved the experience overall.“This is my third time seeing him, and he’s really good live,” said Jaelyn Greene, a first-year kinesiology major.“How cool is it to see Hunter play at TCU?” Thompson said. Facebook Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ Hunter Hayes wowed a large crowd at the fall concert put on by SGA. Linkedin Kristen Weaverhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-weaver/ TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

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Ten international NGOs press Arroyo over Esperat murder case

first_img Organisation May 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ten international NGOs press Arroyo over Esperat murder case Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago News PhilippinesAsia – Pacific to go further News May 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts This statement is signed by the following organisations :Canadian Journalists for Free ExpressionCenter for Media Freedom & ResponsibilityCommittee to Protect JournalistsInternational PENInternational Press InstituteFreedom Fund for Filipino JournalistsReporters Without BordersSoutheast Asian Press AllianceThe Rory Peck TrustWorld Press Freedom Committee PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped June 1, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en On the eve of the trial of four men accused of carrying out the March 2005 murder of journalist and anti-corruption activist Marlene Esperat, ten international non-governmental organisations today called on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to ensure that justice is carried out for those who ordered the killing, as well as for those who carried it out.The NGOs pledged to support the demands of Esperat’s family, lawyer and colleagues for justice to be done in this case.“We support the calls by Philippine press freedom groups for the investigation’s conclusions to be reviewed,” they said. “This case shocked both Philippine journalists and the international community, and judicial system must not allow the instigators to go unpunished. Its credibility is at stake.””We are concerned by reports that the Cebu regional court says it foresees a rapid trial for the accused perpetrators, who have reportedly confessed. While trials should be quick they should not be hasty, and we are concerned that others, suspected of commissioning this murder, have not been named in the indictments for the trial, scheduled to resume on May 22,” the NGOs said.The NGOs also urged President Arroyo to ensure that the witnesses are protected before, during and after the trial. The groups have supported – morally and materially – the efforts of Esperat’s family and colleagues to obtain justice. And they intend to follow the trial with the help of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists.Gerry Cabayag is accused of being the gunman who entered Esperat’s home in Tacurong on the evening of 24 March 2005 while she was dining with her two sons and shot her once, above the right eye, killing her instantly. Esperat had been under police protection since a grenade attack on her home in 2003, but that evening she had told her bodyguard he could stay at home to spend Easter with his family.A suspect, Randy Grecia, surrendered to the police on 8 April 2005. Three days later, the police arrested three other suspects, including Cabayag. All four are said to have confessed to being paid 120,000 pesos (about 1,900 euros) to kill Esperat.Last November, the Supreme Court granted a request from the Esperat family and the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists to move the trial for security reasons from Tacurong, Esperat’s home town, to a court in the city of Cebu. In Tacurong, the case had been subject to pressure from Osmena Montaner, a Mindanao agriculture department official who is suspected of being one of the instigators. In August, the court in Tacurong had refused to let charges be brought against Montaner and another agriculture department official, Estrella Sabay, on the grounds of insufficient evidence.Esperat had exposed many cases of corruption and embezzlement. Shortly before her murder, she had presented the results of her investigation into a questionable fertilizer purchase by the agriculture department to the ombudsman, who in the Philippines has the power to prosecute corruption cases. Esperat knew she was in great danger and wrote in a letter to President Arroyo on 14 February 2005: “I am ready to die for this cause but you can never stop the will of the Lord.” News News Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Housing Market to Remain on ‘Solid Trajectory’

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago “The housing market should remain on a solid trajectory, supported by rising employment and low mortgage rates.”Bill Dudley, New York Fed President and CEO The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Despite signs of softness in several sectors of the economy reported recently, the housing market should remain on a “solid trajectory” for the rest of 2016, according to New York Fed President and CEO William C. Dudley in an address Friday at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.Dudley said that despite the recent volatility in financial markets, his outlook for the U.S. economy remains the same—he expects the economy will expand for the rest of the year at a pace slightly above its long-term trend. While he does not expect the Fed to meet its 2 percent inflation objective this year, Dudley expects the factors holding down inflation will dissipate over time, which will result in inflation eventually reaching its 2 percent objective.On the sectors of the economy that have recently shown softness, Dudley cited real consumer spending growth, which seems to have moderated from the robust pace it showed during the second half of 2015. He also cited home sales.Bill Dudley“Both new and existing home sales have flattened since the middle of last year,” Dudley said. “Finally, indicators of real business investment spending point to continued softness.  In contrast, manufacturing production—which had been a particular weak spot of the U.S. economy in 2015—rose in the first two months of this year.”Slack in the labor market seems to be diminishing as evidenced by payroll gains for the first three months of 2016 near last year’s monthly average of 229,000 to go with an unemployment rate of 5 percent, Dudley said. However, some slack in the labor market remains, as indicated by subdued measures of aggregate wage growth. Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market to Remain on ‘Solid Trajectory’  Print This Post Tagged with: Housing Market New York Fed U.S. Economy William Dudley Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Housing Market to Remain on ‘Solid Trajectory’ Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 8, 2016 1,751 Views Related Articlescenter_img About Author: Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago “I continue to anticipate that consumption and housing activity will expand at a moderate pace this year,” Dudley said. “Continued job and wage gains, combined with still-low energy prices, should sustain real disposable income growth and support consumer spending. The housing market should remain on a solid trajectory, supported by rising employment and low mortgage rates.”Mortgage rates reached a low for 2016 on Thursday, when Freddie Mac announced that the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage interest rate was 3.59 percent for the week ending April 7.Dudley expects GDP growth of around 2 percent for 2016, which is slightly below the average pace of growth in this expansion—but a bit above his estimate of the economy’s potential growth.“If this materializes, then we should see some further reduction in the unemployment rate to around 4¾ percent—my estimate of the rate that I view as consistent with stable inflation over the long term,” Dudley said.Click here to view Dudley’s full speech. Housing Market New York Fed U.S. Economy William Dudley 2016-04-08 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Treasury Set to Fight MetLife Over ‘Too Big to Fail’ Removal Next: Texas Courts Validate MERS Assignments Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savelast_img read more

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FG Committee to decide whether action will be taken against Cllr Slowey

first_img Previous articleDonegal road safety urges minister to close new law loopholeNext articleBereaved family starts preparing to bring drowned daughter home News Highland FG Committee to decide whether action will be taken against Cllr Slowey Twitter WhatsApp Fine Gael has confirmed that the party’s Disciplinary Committeeis considering whether or not Donegal Councillor Terence Slowey should be reprimanded for his double expenses claim.During the same weekend in October 2008, Cllr Terence attended a local authority conference in Cork and a cross border conference in Kerry. However, he submitted two seperate travel expenses claims, and was overpaid almost a thousand euro. When what happened came to light, he immediately repaid the money, acknowledged his mistake and apologised.However, after he appeared at a Standards in Public Office commission hearing last month, Cllr Slowey’s actions were described as “reckless” in the subsequent  report. He was deemed to have breached ethical guidelines, and the case was described as a serious matter.The commission has now referred the issue to the Ministers for the Finance and the Environment, and also to Donegal County Council.Donegal County Council’s April meeting takes place next Tuesday, with the commission’s report up for consideration on the agenda. What format that discussion takes remains to be seen.Last night, Cllr Slowey appeared before a Fine Gael Disciplinary Committee hearing. In a statement today, the party would only say that the outcome of the meeting is being considered, and decisions will be taken later. By News Highland – April 20, 2011 Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter News Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

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Mac Lochlainn says the only answer to the ambulance crisis is more ambulances

first_img Google+ Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire The HIQA report into ambulance services published today calls for the ambulance service to be integrated with the new Hospital Group model which has been implemented across he country, and urges the HSE to oversee that process.Phelim Quinn is the Chief Executive of HIQA – he says there needs to be more co-operation between various agencies to improve ambulance turn around times.The report also calls for a wider rollout of other paramedic vehicles like cars and motorbikes.However, Donegal North East Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says the bottom line is what is really needed are more ambulances………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/podhiqa.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Mac Lochlainn says the only answer to the ambulance crisis is more ambulances RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – December 2, 2014 center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleHIQA Ambulance Report – Detailed interview with daughter of Maura PorterNext articleDoctor tells inquest into death of Sligo mother: I would have brought her to hospital sooner News Highland WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

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Inside the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect’s apparently isolated life

first_imgJeff Swenson/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH)– The man accused of massacring 11 Jews in an anti-Semitic rampage at a Pittsburgh synagogue this weekend is still relatively unknown, but appears to be the textbook fit of what law enforcement experts consider the lone mass shooter profile.Robert Bowers, 46, lived alone in the Pittsburgh area, and in the 18 months at his most recent home, neighbors said he was always by himself and never opened the blinds.Bowers — who was taken into custody Saturday and is now being held in the Butler County Prison — never married and has no children. All neighbors, former neighbors or co-workers who spoke to ABC News described Bowers the same way: “quiet,” “kept to himself” and that “he looked very normal.”A driver from B. Keppel Trucking, where Bowers used to work, didn’t recall him, but described it as the kind of job where you didn’t need to interact with your coworkers.Bowers fits every characteristic of the lone mass shooter, according to ABC News contributor and former FBI agent Brad Garrett.“Typically these mass shooters tend to be ghosts in their own communities,” Garrett said. “Mass shooters tend to work alone, they tend to be paranoid, they tend to be somewhat delusional. They almost exclusively are completely isolated or mostly isolated from the rest of the world because they feel like they’re on the outside of the world looking in.”“They tend to spend a lot of time online with like-minded individuals or groups that have a similar philosophy that they do,” Garrett said.Mass shooters also tend to feel “completely and utterly powerless,” Garrett said, and think carrying out violence will give them power — at least for those few minutes.Minutes before carrying out the carnage at the Tree of Life Synagogue Saturday, Bowers is believed to have posted his intent to commit the massacre on the social media platform Gab, which is popular with white supremacists and the alt-right, investigators said.Prosecutors say Bowers — carrying an assault-style rifle and three handguns — “made statements regarding genocide and his desire to kill Jewish people” during the 20-minute attack.As Bowers allegedly exchanged fire with officers, some of whom were injured, the gunman shouted to SWAT officers that he wanted “all Jews to die,” authorities said.Bowers was shot and hospitalized.Authorities said he likely acted alone.Bowers has no criminal history besides some minor infractions with police in Dormont, Pennsylvania, in the 1990s — and it appears he bought his guns legally, authorities said.He was not on the radar of the FBI, authorities added.“The most terrifying thing is how normal he seemed,” said neighbor Chris Hall, who lives in the same Pittsburgh apartment building as Bowers.Bowers was indicted on 44 counts by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh, including 11 counts of obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death and 11 counts of use and discharge of a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a crime of violence. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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