Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgAustin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAustin Laz & Company Plc manufactures and a range of refrigerators and air conditioners for the commercial and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company started operations as a refrigeration sales and services company but it has evolved into a manufacturing enterprise and has pioneered the fabrication of machines that make ice blocks. Products manufactured and sold by Austin Laz & Company include split refrigeration machines, commercial freezers, cold rooms, automatic ice machines and dry freeze machines. The company produces and supplies UPVC Smart Roof and PVC Ceiling Tiles, PVC Ceiling and aluminium long-span roofing sheets through a subsidiary company trading as Aluminium Coils. Austin Laz & Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Austin Laz & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why I’d buy shares in this FTSE 100 cloud-based service provider today

first_img Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 | More on: SGE Why I’d buy shares in this FTSE 100 cloud-based service provider today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Sage Group. 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” For as far back as I can remember, the FTSE 100’s Sage (LSE: SGE) has run a growing and defensive business with a trail of impressive trading and financial figures stretching back years.But the integrated accounting, payroll, and payments solutions provider has been changing its business model and changing it for the better. Chief financial officer Jonathan Howell explained in today’s first-quarter report that the firm is now focusing on building up recurring revenue by moving customers to cloud-based subscription services, “in line with our vision to become a great SaaS company.”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…Strong tradingI reckon the strategy shows that Sage is adapting for the times and evolving its business. And recurring subscriptions are like manna from heaven when it comes to generating the kind of consistent and growing cash flow that drives a progressive dividend policy.Overall, I like the noises Sage is making and see the little stumbles in earnings we saw in 2018 and 2019 as an opportunity to pick up shares in a great company while they’ve been temporarily knocked back. But the reduction in the valuation is disappearing fast. The stock is up almost 6% as I write on today’s update, and has been broadly rising since last October.Howell said in the report that first-quarter trading was ‘’strong… as expected.” Last year’s growth momentum carried forward into the start of the current year, which suggests to me the earnings hiccup could be behind the firm. Indeed, City analysts following the company expect a low-single-digit percentage increase during the current trading year and a high-single-digit advance the year after.Consistent and growing cash flowDespite the earlier setback with earnings, the dividend didn’t miss a beat and has risen a bit each year, fed by cash flow that has been storming higher over the past couple of years – the very period that earnings dipped. “Follow the cash” is a well-used nugget of advice often passed between investors, and in this case, the cash performance of the company could have encouraged us to buy the earlier dip in the share price.Today’s figures reveal that around 78% of recurring revenues now represent a future Sage business cloud opportunity with a clear path to migration. And recurring revenue accounts for about 88% of total revenue. It seems to me that the firm is making great progress, and an advance of almost 11% in recurring revenue in the period adds to my conviction.With the shares at 771p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the trading year to September 2021 is around 24 and the anticipated dividend yield is just over 2.3%. It’s true to say that the valuation reflects the quality of the enterprise, but it has done for a long time. On balance, I’d buy the shares today and hold for the long-term opportunity. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

5 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy today for a long-term passive income

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 19th December, 2020 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 2020 has been quite the rough year for investors, and particularly so for income investors. With dividend cuts seen left, right and centre, passive income is harder to come by. Moreover, the dividends that are around are far less dependable than earlier. So what should FTSE 100 income investors do?I think it’s a good idea to consider utility stocks. Utilities’ demand is least affected during economic downturns or even lockdowns. People need electricity, water supply, and sewerage services irrespective of whether they are the top-1% of the economic strata or just about making ends meet. 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…Following from this, FTSE 100 utility providers are guaranteed a base level of demand for their services. Each one of them also pays dividends. And unless they are facing company specific issues, I reckon dividend continuity is highly likely for them. 5%+ dividend yieldsNational Grid and SSE have the biggest dividends among the utilities, of 5.9% and 5.4% respectively. I’ve had some recent reservations about NG because there was a lot of negative news flow on the company, including talks of its break up. Its profits have also been recently dented because of higher Covid-19 costs. At the same time, I think its dividends aren’t going away anytime soon, making it a FTSE 100 stock to consider. Like NG, SSE’s also an electricity and gas provider with a big dividend yield. Its long-term future looks good, with plans for tripling its renewable energy production by 2030. Its dividends have been increasing in the past years as well. Yet, I’m wary of its uneven financials, which makes dividend continuity less predictable. 4%-5% dividend yieldsIf the highest yielders don’t look appealing enough holistically, I’d consider other utilities with 4%-5% dividend yields. One of them is Severn Trent, the water and sewerage services provider, which I wrote about in the context of dividends a month ago. Since then, its share price has fallen a bit. Its results, released in late November, were somewhat softer but still in line with the company’s expectations. I think its share price correction is due to the market’s shift away from safer stocks to riskier ones. In my view, it’s a great time to buy the stock at a relatively low price. Another water and wastewater services provider, United Utilities, has a dividend yield of 4.6%. It has recently forecast a hit to its revenue this year because of the pandemic, and a lower price set by the regulator. However, the utility’s dividends aren’t about to vanish into thin air. Quite the contrary. Its dividend policy up to 2025 is to increase them in line with the inflation rate. I think this would make for a great buy now. Sub-4%Last is the plumbing and heating products’ distributor, Ferguson, with a 3.1% yield. Strictly speaking, it’s not a utility but a support services provider to utilities. Still, it’s closely related. It cut its dividends but has brought them back and even reported improvement in its financials recently. I’d consider buying it too. 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. 5 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy today for a long-term passive income Image source: Getty Images. center_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Why I reckon this FTSE 100 share would be a good addition to my ISA

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The market likes today’s trading statement from FTSE 100 retailer Next (LSE: NXT) and the shares are up almost 9%, as I write.The company deals in clothing, footwear and home products, which it sells from traditional stores and via the internet. And that hybrid approach has helped the business survive through the pandemic. In fact, Next has a recent history of outperforming its directors’ expectations. And that trend continues with today’s update.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…In the nine-week period to 26 December, full-price sales were down just over 1% compared to the equivalent period last year. But in October, the directors had predicted a fall of about 8%. The company saw some strong trading in November and December. And profit before tax for the full year to 25 January should come in around £342m.Next has been a strong-performing FTSE 100 share in 2020Considering the challenges of the pandemic, I think that’s a decent outcome. And the good trading has also helped the firm to reduce its net debt for the year by £487m to a forecast £625m. The Next business is in pretty good health. And even after factoring in Boris Johnson’s latest lockdown announcement, the directors expect an even better performance in the year ahead.The firm thinks the coming year’s profit before tax will be in the range £600m to £735m. And that compares to a figure of just over £728m earned in the full-year to January 2020 – before the pandemic struck.So, it seems that Next is set to return to full speed soon. And I reckon that outcome is factored into the share price. At today’s 7,497p or so, it’s a little above its level just before the pandemic hit the stock market. And the forward-looking earnings multiple for the trading year to January 2022 is around 18.I reckon Next has managed the Covid-19 crisis well. From the spring lows below 3,400p, the shares have put in a steady recovery during 2020 to reflect the firm’s performance. And the Brexit process hasn’t caused much trouble either. The company reckons it hasn’t experienced any disruption because of Brexit. And all the new systems needed are up and running. The directors don’t think the UK’s departure from the EU will much affect Next’s ability to import and export stock in the year ahead. And they don’t anticipate any increase in customs duty costs following the government’s announcement of the free trade agreement between the UK and EU.I’d buy for the long termLooking back to the spring, Next was a bargain stock – one of those cheap shares that we all read so much about. But with the uncertainties of Covid-19 and Brexit at the time, it probably wasn’t an easy buy for many investors. However, the murky outlook is what made the share price depressed. And it’s why super-successful investors such as Warren Buffett go shopping for shares when the general economic storm clouds are in the sky. But even now I reckon the Next business has a bright future and I’d buy some of the shares for my ISA with a long-term holding period in mind. See all posts by Kevin Godboldcenter_img Why I reckon this FTSE 100 share would be a good addition to my ISA 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. Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 | More on: NXT Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Christine Moore: “I’m an advocate for these families and I take…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Candidate Feature – District 7 incumbent Christine MooreChristine Moore: OCPS             District 7 Incumbent.Christine Moore is a political institution in Apopka. Over the last two election cycles, she has been a campaign manager and consultant for mayoral and city commission elections, and for the past eight years has been on the Orange County Public School Board representing District 7 which includes all of Apopka. The two-term incumbent is running for a third term against Matthew Fitzpatrick – a first-time candidate.And its her experience and diversity of qualifications that Moore points to in separating herself from her opponents.“Being a member of the school board is not like being the president of a union or being a principal. It’s more like being a CEO. You wear a lot of hats and a diversity of experience is important. I have a well-rounded background in education, music, business and politics. I am board certified from the Florida School Boards Association. I have overseen the construction of a dozen new schools. I understand the position and know which issues are regulated by the state and those which fall under the purview of the district. I have extensive work with budgets.  I graduated at the top of my class in music education from the University of Michigan. I have extensive business experience in real estate investments and consulting. I have been active in numerous community service organizations and served on three Orange County boards. I’m currently on the United Arts Board and the Mayor’s Committee on Child Abuse.  I’ve had my own company, and I have a lot of experience on the political side in navigating things with elected officials. A broad background is good. It’s how you are effective on the School Board.”In today’s political climate, incumbency, political experience and being a part of the system is looked at as a liability by some. Certainly in Apopka, incumbents have not fared well in the past few years, but Moore cannot deny she is the establishment candidate in this race. She leads in name recognition, fundraising, and has been endorsed by the West Orange Political Alliance, Orlando Board of Realtors, Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, BusinessFORCE, Conservative Ministers of Central Florida, OCPS Board Chairman Bill Sublette and other board members, teachers and local officials.However Moore embraces the idea of being a part of the system and thinks its necessary in order to function successfully.“Before you run you should clearly know the system. I know how to work within it to get things done. You have to understand the deck of cards you have. Now there’s times when you don’t like the deck and there are ways to deal with that too, once you understand the job description. Tallahassee controls a lot of the policies. A couple of my opponents… if you read their entire platform… they should be running for the Legislature. They don’t really understand the job description.”Moore sees the job of  board member as part lobbyist, part budget expert, part spokesperson and part “mother bear”.“Clearly you’re an advocate. You do a lot of constituent service. If someone has a problem, I always tell them to send me an email and I’ll forward it to the right person and follow up.”Moore has received several emails from her constituents  and heard the frustrations of local parents on an issue you may not expect to be on the forefront – recess. Moore understands their concerns and says it is an ongoing issue at the school board and legislative levels.“I’m for recess. We’re all for recess. The recess moms came to us a little over a year ago and they have a valid point. Everything is about school grades. And the principals are concerned because the Legislature ties school grades to salaries… so what was happening was they were working these kids from the minute they got to school until they left. There was no recess and the kids need recess. So the Board went back through area superintendents and asked them to have recess on every day except Wednesday. This particular group (of parents) has particular language that they want, so we’re going to have a work session to work out the details.”For some teachers and principals, the Marzano Teacher Evaluations has become a challenge that Moore would like to do something about, but she thinks lobbying Tallahassee will be the better strategy to effect change.“The state passed a law four or five years ago that teachers had to be evaluated. It’s too heavy handed in some respects, but it’s state law… so the issue is you have to go back to Tallahassee and lobby against it. There are all these best practices that Robert Marzano, an education expert, put in place… but he never envisioned it to be used to rate a teacher. He meant it to be best practices, so now we have scoring and evaluations based on it. The state has required too many of these Marzano Best Practices and its overwhelming… too much too fast. And that’s where you hear angst.”Despite the larger issues of a massive OCPS budget, Moore is conscious of the families and of the demographics of District 7.We pass a budget, but we don’t set a millage rate, so all of our funding goes through Tallahassee and comes back on a “per-student” basis. It’s nearly a four billion dollar budget, and you have to work with other municipalities, you have to lobby and all sorts of things like that, but you also have to keep in mind this district has a high degree of poverty…so when you’re representing the parents and students of District 7, you really have to have the mindset that you are the mother bear for a lot of families that don’t have the ability, time or where-with-all to advocate. Zellwood got rebuilt, Wheatley got rebuilt. Lovell got rebuilt. Dream Lake is 75% free or reduced lunch. I’m an advocate for these families and I take that seriously.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSChristine MooreDistrict 7Orange County School Baord Previous articleFitzpatrick blends experience with a passion for teachersNext articlePile Driving Scheduled for Yothers Road Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Coronavirus: Chapel & York help match international donors with charities

first_img Howard Lake | 1 April 2020 | News 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.  200 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  199 total views,  1 views today International philanthropy experts Chapel & York are waiving their normal fees in order to speed up matching donors’ fund with charities that need funding urgently amid the coronavirus crisis.The company has launched an “emergency affiliate membership” in each of its foundations around the world, waiving membership and evaluation fees. This emergency programme will accelerate the process through which charitable organisations can receive urgent funding. It should also “give donors confidence that their gifts are received and used quickly and efficiently”. Donors who wish to support an organisation internationally during these times have the “confidence that their donations will be received as quickly and effectively as possible.”The free emergency memberships will end on 30 June 2020. The foundations, as charities themselves, retain 2% of all donations.Chapel & York manages charitable foundations in the UK, USA, Netherlands, Singapore and Hong Kong.Managing Director Nancy Bikson said: “Working closely with the fundraising and charity sectors, we’ve seen a significant lag in getting resources where they are needed. We are trying to be responsive to that need.”She added: “If this would help you or a charity you know of, or help a philanthropist or donor get funds to their chosen cause, please get in touch!” Advertisement Tagged with: Chapel & York Ltd coronavirus COVID-19 FREE international fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Coronavirus: Chapel & York help match international donors with charitieslast_img read more

Two VICE News journalists freed, one still held

first_img September 3, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two VICE News journalists freed, one still held Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Organisation Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Follow the news on Turkey RSF_en Reporters Without Borders welcomes today’s release of British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury but calls on Turkey’s judicial authorities to free the third detained VICE News employee, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, an experienced Iraqi journalist and translator based in Turkey.“The release of the two Britons is a step in the right direction but leaving Rasool in detention is unacceptable,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We urge the authorities to free Rasool as well and to abandon these absurd proceedings against the VICE News team.”Arrested in Diyarbakir on 27 August, the three men were placed in pre-trial detention on 31 August on a charge of acting “on behalf of a terrorist organization” and were transferred yesterday to Adana high security prison, far from their lawyers.The charges brought against the reporters seem to be entirely unfound, with so-called evidence constituting nothing more than normal journalistic activity which should not be criminalized.Reporters Without Borders encourages the international community to show solidarity to Mohammed Ismael Rasool and use the hashtag #FreeRasool on Twitter. April 2, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further News April 28, 2021 Find out more News April 2, 2021 Find out more News (Photo: VICE News) Newslast_img read more

Andrew Burns murder trial continues

first_img Facebook Twitter By News Highland – October 6, 2011 Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleFine Gael candidate Gay Mitchell believes he will have strong support in DonegalNext articleTissue samples from unidentified body could unlock 28-year mystery News Highland Facebook Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Andrew Burns murder trial continues Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News The trial of a Strabane man accused of murdering 27 year old Andrew Burns at Donneyloop in 2008 is continuing this afternoon at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.36 year old  bus driver Martin Kelly from Barrak Street in the town is accused of being part of a joint enterprise to lure Mr Burns from Strabane to Donnyloop, where he was shot twice.Mr Kelly has pleaded not guilty to murder.The three judge non-jury court has heard that Mr Burns was shot twice in the back with the fatal gunshot penetrating his aorta, causing massive blood loss and death.The three judge non-jury court has now begun hearing what’s been described as a “trial within a trial” on the admissibility of alleged statements made by Kelly while in garda custody in Letterkenny and during an interview in the North with two senior garda officers.A defence barrister has told the court that the defence is challenging the arrest and detention of the accused at Letterkenny Garda Station. The defence is also challenging the admissibility of alleged statements made by Kelly on the grounds that they were not made voluntarily because of “inducements and threats” by members of the gardaí.Mr Justice Paul Butler ordered that there be no reporting of the evidence in the “trial within a trial” until the court has decided on the legal issues. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

€4,000 outdoor dining scheme announced

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction €4,000 outdoor dining scheme announced Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleBusiness Matters Ep 37 – Manus Gallagher, Bernard Gallagher & Michael MargeyNext articleL’kenny Chamber President calls for more clarity for reopening of businesses News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook By News Highland – March 31, 2021 Cafes and restaurants will be able to get a grant of up to 4,000 euro to set up an outdoor dining space in time for Summer.A new 17 million euro scheme for developing outdoor dining capacity nationwide has been unveiled.Local Authorities will also be given funding of up to 200 thousand euro to build permanent weatherproof outdoor dining spaces.CEO of Failte Ireland Paul Kelly says some of these spaces may be up and running by this Summer:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/kelly.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitterlast_img read more

New York City teen arrested for allegedly plotting ISIS-inspired attack

first_imgamphotora/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 19-year-old man from New York City has been arrested as part of a national security investigation into a planned ISIS-inspired attack, sources told ABC News.According to law enforcement sources, the man exchanged texts with undercover investigators about his interest in conducting a possible knife attack in Queens, New York.In a statement, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York said, “There is no current public safety issue as a result of the arrest.”The arrests were one of many recently connected to ISIS sympathizers.A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a man from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, saying he was inspired by ISIS when he stole a U-Haul van on March 26 and drove it to Maryland with the intent of using it as a weapon to hit pedestrians on sidewalks at the National Harbor complex on the Potomac River.In mid-July, Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a naturalized citizen from Kazakhstan living in Brooklyn, was charged with providing and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court.He had allegedly traveled to Syria first in 2013 and became a sniper and weapons instructor for ISIS.It was less than a week ago that two women from Queens — Noelle Velentzas, 31, and Asia Siddiqui, 35 — pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to build an explosive device after the ISIS sympathizers communicated with an undercover agent.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more