Mountain rescuers heft ailing St. Bernard off English peak
Sixteen volunteers from Wasdale mountain rescue team take turns to carry 121lb (55kg) St Bernard dog, Daisy from England's highest peak, Scafell Pike, Sunday July 26, 2020. The Wasdale Mountain Rescue team rely on public contributions to their JustGiving.com/wasdalemrt page to fund their mountain safety efforts. Sixteen volunteers from the Wasdale mountain rescue team took turns carrying Daisy, a 121-pound (55 kilogram) St Bernard, from Englands highest peak, Scafell Pike. The mountain rescue team spent nearly five hours rescuing Daisy, who had collapsed Friday evening while descending the mountain with her owners. The Wasdale Mountain Rescue team relies on donations to fund their mountain safety efforts.
Syria's White Helmets try to start new lives after years of war
Northern England As the civil war in Syria rages on, the White Helmets an all-volunteer rescue organization have defied death to rush headfirst toward airstrikes. He was once a farmer before the war came. He trained with the White Helmets to drive ambulances and fight fires. Last July, 422 White Helmets and their families were smuggled out to neighboring countries. It's not easy to forget the eight years of shelling, destruction and war, Ahmed told CBS News.cbsnews.com
Sterling slips after BOE policymaker says Brexit uncertainty could mean a rate cut
Sterling slipped below $1.23 against the dollar after a Bank of England policymaker said the next move for the central bank could be a rate cut. Speaking to local businesses in Northern England, Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders said the U.K. could be looking at an interest rate cut if uncertainty around Brexit continues to persist. The British currency slipped more than 0.4% against the dollar on the back of these comments to trade at $1.228. Saunders, meanwhile, said that even if a no-deal Brexit was avoided, the levels of uncertainty surrounding Brexit would continue to act as a kind of "slow puncture" for the British economy. A "no-deal" Brexit is seen by many inside and outside of parliament as a "cliff-edge" scenario to be avoided at all costs.cnbc.com