Advertisement NewsBreaking newsMan found slumped on county Limerick street with serious stab woundsBy admin – December 16, 2013 1087 Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] GARDA investigation has been launched in County Limerick after a man was found slumped on a public street in Kilmallock with serious stab wounds this Monday morning.The man in his 20s, from Limerick City, was discovered on Sarsfiled Street in the county Limerick town at 8am this Monday by people going to work and about their morning business. The injured man was taken to the University Hospital Limerick for medical treatment but his injuries were not believed to be life threatening.House to house inquiries were being carried out by Gardai in the town and the area was sealed off for technical examinations.A location for the attack is as yet not known but the man was found slumped and bleeding on Sarsfield Street with serious stab wounds. Garda investigations are focusing on the area of the discovery.Gardai from the Crime Office attached to Bruff garda station are leading the investigation and have appealed for the assistance of the public who may have seen or heard anything in relation to how or where the man received the serious injuries. They can be contacted on 061 382940 Previous articleAn Taoiseach says we are moving in the right directionNext articleRugby Stars Launch Ulster Bank League Awards admin WhatsApp Print Linkedin Email Facebook Twitter
wsfurlan/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO and ALEX STONE, ABC News(IMPERIAL, Calif.) — At least 13 people have died from a crash between a big rig and an SUV in Southern California Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.A Ford Expedition SUV entered the intersection with the big rig and subsequently, the big rig, which was hauling two trailers, collided with the left side of the SUV before 6:15 a.m. local time, the highway patrol said.Twenty-five people were in the Ford Expedition, ranging in age from 15 to 53, the highway patrol said.Many passengers were ejected onto the road, the highway patrol said, adding that there were not enough seatbelts for 25 people.California Highway Patrol Chief Omar Watson told ABC News that it’s “unfathomable” that 25 people were inside this one car. There was “major intrusive damage” to the vehicle, which only had a driver’s seat and front passenger seat, he said. It wasn’t clear why there weren’t any backseats, he said.“What it indicates is that there’s not enough safety belts for the passengers, and we obviously want to make sure that everyone’s safely restrained within the vehicle,” Watson told reporters.Twelve people, including the SUV driver, died at the scene, and another person from the vehicle died at a hospital, the highway patrol said.The SUV driver was a 28-year-old man from Mexicali, Mexico, near the California border, Watson said.More than 12 hours after the crash, authorities were working to identify the fatal victims to notify their families, he said.The highway patrol said the cause of the crash is not clear, adding that no law enforcement was involved in the incident.There was no chase leading up to the crash, Watson said.The only person in the big rig was the driver, a 69-year-old man from California, who sustained moderate injuries, the highway patrol said. Watson said he is in “bad shape” and has only given a partial statement to investigators so far.Every survivor was injured to some extent, the highway patrol said. Multiple survivors were taken to area hospitals, hospital officials said.Some patients suffered life-threatening head injuries, chest injuries and fractures, officials at El Centro Regional Medical Center said.Several patients with minor injuries have since been released, Watson said during a briefing late Tuesday afternoon.The crash was near Holtville in Imperial County, which is about 125 miles east of San Diego and about 10 miles from the Mexico border.Imperial County Fire said 25 additional personnel were sent to the scene, including four to five additional ambulances and four air helicopters.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The pension fund said 2015 had been a very unsettled year with many economic and political factors at play, and that this had increased risk on financial markets.While equities produced high returns in the first quarter, the picture then changed markedly over the course of April, and the turbulence continued for the rest of the year, it said.Industriens said it had made good returns in its DKK38.6bn portfolio of equities, with Danish shares producing 33.3% – 2.5 percentage points higher than the market as a whole – and foreign shares generating 6.4%, which beat the market by 3.4 percentage points.Mortensen said: “We invested in the right shares, and at the same time our external managers did well, which also shows the value creation of our active management for members’ pension savings.”Unlisted investments ended the year with an overall return of 15.7%, with private equity alone returning 21.9%.Its portfolio of unlisted investments in Denmark and abroad now totals DKK31.8bn, having been built up to this level over many years.Mortensen said unlisted investments contributed significantly to the total return, making a decisive difference at a time of low interest rates and instability on the financial markets, and that the assets had added stability to the whole portfolio.Fixed interest assets, however, produced low or negative returns.Nominal Gilt-edged bonds returned 0.5% in 2015, index-linked Gilts gave 1%, and corporate bonds – which make up 30.8% of the overall portfolio – made a 1.8% loss. Industriens Pension in Denmark has reported a 6.7% overall return for 2015 in preliminary annual results and said its active management produced a good level of outperformance.In absolute terms, the pension fund’s investments returned DKK8.6bn (€1.1bn).Back in November, the DKK147bn (€19.7bn) labour-market pension fund reported it had produced a pre-tax return of 3.8% for the first nine months of 2015.Laila Mortensen, Industriens Pension’s chief executive, said: “Both the active management of equities and bonds and unlisted asset classes delivered good results, which has ensured all members a significant return on their pension savings.”