As the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (SMT) share price falls, here’s my next move

first_imgAs the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (SMT) share price falls, here’s my next move See all posts by Christopher Ruane Christopher Ruane | Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 | More on: SMT Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Since the start of the year, the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT) share price has fallen 10%. It is still up 56% over the past year, so many long-term investors have had a good ride. But recent Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust share price performance seems underwhelming.So what’s behind the SMT share price fall and what would I do about it?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…US tech pullbackOne reason the SMT share price has dropped lately is a fall in the shares of the US tech names it owns. SMT publishes a full list of its holdings on its website.Take Zoom as an example. Shares in the videoconferencing provider have slumped 20% this year. That’s because more normal working patterns threaten to dampen demand. SMT holds 1m shares in Zoom. A fall in Zoom’s share price therefore negatively affects the value of SMT’s portfolio. But with a 73% increase over the past year, Zoom has performed well over the longer term.China tech regulatory concernsChallenges to the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust share price are not limited to the twists and turns of the US stock market. A second factor concerns a regulatory clampdown on tech firms in China.SMT’s seventh-biggest holding is Chinese delivery company Meituan. That business seems to be embroiled in a potential government dispute in China. Its shares have fallen 15% this year, despite returning 121% over the past year.Relevance for the SMT share priceTo understand why this matters, consider the structure of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.The company does not operate businesses. It is not designing video-conferencing software or employing delivery drivers. Instead it is a collective investment vehicle. It pools money from investors that it uses to buy shares. That means its performance is impacted by how well the companies it holds perform.Zoom or Meituan falling, for example, is a risk to the SMT share price. It effectively reduces the value of SMT. Its share price is not exactly correlated to its net asset value. But in broad terms if the net asset value falls or rises, the share price will likely roughly follow.Yet the fact that the Scottish Mortgage Trust share price is affected by such share price movements is actually positive in one way, as far as I am concerned. Most people in the UK have never heard of Meituan. If I was investing on my own I would not consider it as a choice.But SMT management has scouted out companies like Zoom and Meituan. And despite recent bumps, the portfolio returns overall have been strong. That is why the SMT share price is up 56% over a year and 326% over five years.My next moveGiven its exposure to tech stocks, I would not be surprised if the Scottish Mortgage Trust share price gyrates a bit more quite soon. The tech sector is going through some turbulence. Additionally, the company’s foreign holdings expose it to currency fluctuation risks.But with its diversified portfolio, I see SMT as an interesting way to get exposure to emerging companies. I will keep an eye on the share price in case it falls to what I regard as an attractive entry point. It is not there yet, however. Image source: Getty Images christopherruane 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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Super Rugby continues to bring in the viewers

first_imgCANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 05: Matt Giteau of the Brumbies takes on the defence of Quade Cooper of the Reds during the round three Super Rugby match between the Brumbies and the Reds at Canberra Stadium on March 5, 2011 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Friday 11th  – Crusaders vs BrumbiesFriday 11th – Rebels vs SharksSaturday 12h  – Stormers vs HighlandersSaturday 12th  – Hurricanes vs ChiefsSaturday 12th  – Force vs Blues Matt Giteau of the CA Brumbies lost last weekend to the Queensland RedsTHE GAMBLE over the expansion of Super Rugby has paid off as viewing figures in Australia are on the rise, even though rugby union is not the main sport of the country. While the third round of Super Rugby action saw most Australian teams fail to add to their points tally the Queensland Reds managed to break their spell of bad form in the Nation’s Capital and come away with four valuable points.After failing to overcome the Brumbies in Canberra on nine previous attempts the Reds kicked their way to victory defeating the Brumbies on their home turf for the first time since the Super Rugby competition began in 1996.An average audience of 159,000 tuned into watch the Brumbies fall at their fortress, which was an increase of almost 60% on the same local derby last year. The game also secured more viewers than any of the Super Rugby round games in 2010.On Friday night the Waratahs were unable to claim their first New Zealand scalp of the year in Nelson against the Crusaders however, like the Reds breakthrough win, the emotional match saw an increase of almost 10% in viewer numbers compared to the same game last year with 115,000 tuning in.The Rebels ventured across the Tasman for the first time in their Super Rugby history and were unable to back up their on-field performance from the previous week however they did continue their impressive viewer numbers, attracting an average audience of 130,000.This was the third week in a row the Rebels have attracted an average audience of more than 100,000 and that trend will hopefully continue on Friday night when the new boys face their first South African opponent, the in-form Sharks at AAMI Park.ROUND 4: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sunday 13th – Cheetahs vs LionsBye – Bulls, Reds, Waratahs.last_img read more

Last minute controversy as Samoa win the London Sevens

first_imgMonday May 26, 2008 Last minute controversy as Samoa win the London Sevens This weekend saw Samoa beat Fiji 19-14 in a bruising final at Twickenham to win the London Sevens title, their third ever World Series Cup title.Lolo Lui scored a quick fire hat trick of tries to give Samoa an early 19-0 lead and although Fiji crossed just before the break through Timoci Matanavou, and then in the second half through Sailosi Rabonaqica, it proved too little too late.The great comeback was nearly complete as Nasoni Roko dived over for the late try to equalise, only to be called back by referee David Keane after a late tackle in the build-up was ruled by the touch judge.Heartbreak for Fiji who had done so well to get back into the match, and almost win it. Congrats to Samoa though, who proved once again just how lethal they can be on the day.As for the crucial final decision, marginal, or the correct call? Note: Despite having just posted the final, we’ll continue to bring you various other quality moments from the London Sevens, so please bare with us if they get posted in drips and drabs. Time: Nice full highlights for you guys with good bandwidth – 09:10 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Last minute controversy as Samoa win the London Sevens | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Tribute to the legendary Cliff Morgan who passed away aged 83

first_imgFriday Aug 30, 2013 Tribute to the legendary Cliff Morgan who passed away aged 83 Tributes have poured in for the late Cliff Morgan, the former Wales and Lions star and commentator so famous for his wonderful words on the great Barbarians try in 1973. Morgan passed away yesterday at the age of 83 after a lengthy illness. Morgan, considered one of Wales’ best ever flyhalfs, was capped 29 times for his country, captained the British Lions in 1955 and went on to have a highly successful career in broadcasting. He is of course best remembered for that iconic piece of commentary on the Gareth Edwards try.He was actually a late replacement for Bill McClaren on the day, who had fallen ill and couldn’t take up his usual post as lead commentator. Morgan slotted in and made a wonderful try all the more memorable for the poetic way in which he called it.“He was an icon of the game, a great player and a great man of the media,” said JPR Williams.“It is interesting really, because people always remember the commentary of that try the Baa-Baas scored against New Zealand in 1973. What many don’t know is that Cliff was actually a late replacement for Bill McClaren who was ill on the day.“Cliff was a brilliant player, albeit a little before my time, and he was an even more brilliant commentator. He was also excellent value at the after match functions where he could play the piano. You would sing a song, any song, and he would accompany you. He was just a brilliant all-rounder and will be sadly missed.”Jack Kyle, who Morgan played against in his first ever Test, later described him as “the best fly-half there can ever have been, thrusting, darting, always unexpected”.“He was an exceptional player and one of the truly outstanding outside-halves Wales has produced over the years,” said former Wales centre Nigel Davies.“But, more than that, he was an exceptional person, the voice of rugby for someone of my generation. He was remarkable yet humble.”Below is a quick report on Morgan’s life in rugby and broadcasting. May he rest in peace. Credit to Channel 4 newsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Protests hit racist Rizzo statue

first_imgPhiladelphia protesters gathered June 5 in front of the fascist monument to racist former Mayor Frank Rizzo. They demanded present Mayor Jim Kenney fulfill his promise to tear down the statue and end the racist stop-and-frisk policy of Philadelphia police. Speakers from Philly for REAL Justice affirmed that police abolition is the only viable solution for ending the state’s terroristic violence against Black and Brown communities. These speakers stressed their demands for the city to redistribute the resources reserved for police, prisons and surveillance to community members and community programs. The rally was followed by a march against traffic, around City Hall. Participants chanted Assata ­Shakur’s words, which begin with the following sentence, to end the protest: “It is our duty to fight for our freedom!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Anti-regime protests intensify in Haiti

first_imgA general strike called by the Collective of Haitian Unions for the Respect of the Constitution of 1987 (COSHARCO), held Feb. 1 and 2, was exceptionally effective. The cops estimated that 90% of the economic activity of Port-au-Prince was shut down; videos show high school students playing soccer on the main boulevards of Haiti’s capital. Tens of thousands of Haitians took to the streets of Port-au-Prince on Feb. 7 in numerous small, very militant and angry demonstrations demanding that President Jovenel Moïse follow the constitution and leave office on Feb. 7, when his term expires. Protesters want an end to corruption and an accounting of the more than $2 billion that Moïse and his cronies stole. These groups reject the intervention of the U.S. and the NGOs in Haiti. Oxygène characterized the current conflict as a struggle for position, meaning electoral office, rather than a class struggle for power. He called instead for system change. Photo Credit: MOLEGHAFFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this A number of protest demonstrations supporting the opposition have occurred in the Haitian diaspora, especially around Miami and in Quebec. They have pointed out that Moïse is doing what Trump attempted: trying to stay in power. Twitter reports from some of Haiti’s other major cities show that the strike was well respected outside the capital. The U.S. State Department made it clear that while it agreed that Moïse has another year in office as president, the U.S. wants him to organize a few elections. He hasn’t taken the steps needed to do so. This led to the terms of almost all the members of parliament, mayors and other elected officials expiring, forcing them out of office. In a third incident, protesters caught a bodyguard for one of Moïse’s ministers, who had been trying to infiltrate a march and get close to one of the opposition’s local leaders. The bodyguard managed to get away, but the local leader charged that the PHTK (Parti haïtien tèt kale), the governing party, was running an assassination program.center_img The opposition parties take the position — supported by the U.N. — that Haiti can solve its problems through elections. On the other hand, many popular organizations in Haiti, like Kolektif Anakawona, Batay Ouvriye, and MOLEGHAF (Mouvement de Liberté, d’Égalité des Haïtiens pour la Fraternité, led by David Oxygène), have denounced the reliance on elections.  Moïse had 23 people arrested on Feb. 7, including a police inspector and a supreme court judge, charging they were planning to kill him and carry out a coup. Videos on France 24 and Al-Jazeera show how angry and tenacious the protests have been. In one incident, the crowd was burning a U.S. flag when a patrol of cops showed up. There was a face–off in which the demonstrators backed away but didn’t disperse, some hiding in alleys and yards. The cops decided to leave, but first directed live fire into the crowd as they piled onto their trucks. The opposition is charging that the Moïse regime is behind armed gangs which have attacked whole neighborhoods that don’t support the government, burning houses, looting, stealing, kidnapping and killing. In another video, a protester with a bloodstained bandage on one arm and a club in the other hand explained that he was going to stay in the streets until Moïse respected the constitution and revealed where the money was. David Oxygène, holding sign.last_img read more

Kidspace Launches First Ever After School Program

first_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Childrens events Kidspace Launches First Ever After School Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 12:20 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community Newscenter_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News Subscribe Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena is launching its first-ever After School Club on January 20, 2016, to run once a week, every Wednesday afternoon, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., until March 9th.The pilot program offers children a dynamic, hands-on way of exploring the natural, creative and scientific world around them. Kidspace promises the “fun and inspiring eight-week program will be full of experiential enrichment learning paired with self-directed play.”Each week will include activities surrounding a science, art, or nature theme designed to encourage connection with fellow club members, sending children home excited about learning, and eager to return the following week, the Kidspace announcement said.“At Kidspace, we believe that learning is best done through play, and best solidified through joy. Each weekly session will consist of specific subject exploration combined with periods of supervised free-play among the Kidspace exhibits. Subject exploration will consist of such things as close-up encounters with the Kidspace animal collection, entering a mobile planetarium, planting their own gardens, making and launching their own rockets, participating in musical jam sessions, and much more.”With no more than 20 children, the club will be designed to foster a sense of community among Kidspace Kids and generate peer to peer autonomy.Intended to be a deviation from the structure of the traditional classroom, the Kidspace After School Club will provide enrichment learning and playful exploration aimed at allowing children to let loose and decompress after school. Kidspace says this will not be a homework club, nor is it going to be a general childcare service. The learning outcomes of the educational curriculum will be entirely individual – they will not include any standards or grades, but rather will be designed to inspire individual curiosities and skills. Fun, not a grade, will be the primary goal of this educational experience, Kidspace says.The After School Club will be designed and lead by the Kidspace Specialist Team, with assistance from senior Kidspace Educators. Each Specialist position focuses on specific expertise that will infuse the club activities, which will be overseen by the Education Manager of Public Programs.Composing the team are Louise Leborgne, Nature Specialist; Jenna Ervin, Science Specialist; Jacquie Waldman, Art Specialist; Samantha Mendoza, Education Specialist; and Brooke Applegate, Education Manager, Public Programs.The pilot program is for 5- to 7-year-old children. The age requirement is firm in order to ensure the most ideal environment possible. Each Wednesday session will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m., with drop-off between 3:15-3:30 p.m., and pick-up between 5:30-5:45 p.m.  Price is $250 for non-members, and $225 for members.Schedule and registration information can be found at www.kidspacemuseum.org/events/after-school-club.For more information, contact Brooke Applegate at (626) 449-9144, ext. 5201, or send an email to [email protected] Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Limerick hospital group closes field hospital as extra bed capacity comes…

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Previous articleLynch will give Clare the ‘utmost respect’ as the counties open the Munster ChampionshipNext articleBREAKING — Gardai begin investigation into claims of fraud involving substantial Limerick Council funds David Raleigh TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostUHLuniversity hospital limerick Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp LimerickNewsLimerick hospital group closes field hospital as extra bed capacity comes on streamBy David Raleigh – October 23, 2020 2421 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Cleaners prepare the Intermediate Care Facility at University of Limerick. Photo: Cian ReinhardtA temporary field hospital built last June on the grounds of the University of Limerick to alleviate pressure on the overcrowded University Hospital Limerick (UHL), as the coronavirus pandemic swept the country, closed today, after the hospital decided it no longer required the facility.Ninety-eight new beds are coming on stream at UHL between now and the end of the year, said local Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell, who welcomed today’s decision to transfer patients from the ICF within the hospital group and reassign staff to support the phased opening of a new COVID-19 fourteen-bed ward at UHL.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 68 bed Intermediate Care facility (ICF) which was located at the UL Sports Arena, catered for a total of 188 non Covid-19 patients who would otherwise have been blocking beds within the UL Hospitals Group.A spokeswoman at University of Limerick said “the decision to close the Intermediate Care Facility at the UL Sport Arena was made by University Hospital Limerick” and not UL.“UHL had the scope to use the UL Sport Arena up until the end of November and they did not seek an extension on that timeline,” she said.“Work will commence shortly on re-establishing the UL Arena for use by UL once Government COVID 19 restrictions ease in the future but it will remain closed under Level 5 restrictions.”Five of the last remaining ICF patients were transferred for ongoing care within the UL Hospitals Group.Seven of fourteen new beds were opened at UHL today, and the remaining seven will be “opened over the coming days” said a hospital spokesman.The two-storey 14 single en suite room ward block was a “rapid build construction” developed as part of the Government’s national action plan for the pandemic and will treat COVID-19 patients.The ICF was “developed as a contingency solution to the patient flow and crowding challenges experienced in the region’s hospitals during the pandemic” the spokesman went on.Management at UHL informed local politicians of the closure in a zoom call that the ICF was unlikely to be used again, despite its success.Nphet (the National Public Health Emegerncy Team) announced there were 83 new cases of covid-19 in the region (Limerick 37; Clare 30; Tipperary 16).University Hospital Limerick was today the most overcrowded hospital in the country withy 56 patients on trolleys.In response to the ICF closure, Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery ULHG, said she was “immensely proud of the way all staff redeployed and embraced a new and challenging situation in a way that delivered enormous benefits for the patients we cared for”.Yvonne Young, ICF Assistant Director of Nursing d it had been “more than a mere unit, it was something truly special—a hospital without doors, with the patient at the centre of a multidisciplinary team in which everyone had a voice, I’m hopeful that we can learn from this model of care for the benefit of all our hospitals”.The ICF allowed for the clinical placements for 33 students.Professor Paul Burke, Chief Academic Officer of UL Hospitals Group and Vice Dean of Health Sciences at UL, who was executive lead on the ICF project, said the ICF was “a hugely positive experience for all involved, with tangible benefits for all”.UL Hospitals Group CEO Colette Cowan said the ICF had been “a vital strategic element in our efforts to manage patient flow at this unprecedented and challenging time”.Local Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell welcomed the decision and said there was “one COVID patient in the Intensive Care Unit” at UHL.He explained that hospital managers told him they have “sufficient capacity” at the moment.Deputy O’Donnell said a “60-bed block is due to open at the UHL in November”.He said that 20 extra beds have opened at UHL “on a phased basis since August” and four more were due to open up in the next week.“I’ve pushed for extra capacity at UHL for a long time now and I welcome the additional capacity coming on stream, and I think it makes sense to have extra capacity at UHL and not at UL.”A 24 bed block is under construction at Croom Orthopedic Hospital, also under the ULHG umbrella, while additional 96 bed unit has been proposed at UHL.UL Hospitals Group has been asked for a response. 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Pensioner acquitted of running a public bar in his garden shed

first_img Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released A pensioner prosecuted by a council who accused him of running a bar in his garden shed has been acquitted.Donegal District Court heard that Chief Supt Terri McGinn, visited the shed and had no complaints people were being charged by 72-years-old Patsy Brogan at his home in the Bluestack Mountains.Judge Kevin Kilrane said there was no evidence anybody was being charged money at the bar. He said the shed had been converted to look like a bar and lounge.The judge also dismissed a second charge that Brogan had several unused cars, caravans and lorries outside his home which became known as “The Bog Hotel” near Frosses, Co. Donegal.Both charges were brought by Donegal County Council under planning regulations.Retired Sgt Tom Lyons told the court that he first visited the premises in 2003 when the shed was an ordinary building for bags and other debris.When he revisited after being told it was run as a licensed premises Brogan told him that three people drinking there were working for him around the house.Sgt Lyons said there was no evidence that any money changed hands.He added that the chief supt for the county had investigated herself and he didn’t get any report that there was anything wrong. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Pensioner acquitted of running a public bar in his garden shed Facebook By News Highland – March 4, 2010 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Previous articleDr Tom McGinley: smoking with children in the car should be a crimeNext articleOverhead costs forcing Donegal hotels out of business News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

Gardai following definite line of inquiry in Bunbeg limb mystery

first_img Google+ Google+ Twitter Gardai following definite line of inquiry in Bunbeg limb mystery Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – February 19, 2020 center_img Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleProperty marking devices to be rolled out in DonegalNext article16 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH News Highland Gardai say that a definite line of inquiry is being pursued in relation to the discovery of human remains at Bunbeg beach yesterday. An intact limb, believed to be a woman’s leg, was found washed ashore by a walker yesterday.Both the Gardai and the coastguard are continuing searches along the coastline this afternoon.Superintendent David Kelly says a DNA analysis is currently underway which will determine the course of the investigation but acknowledged that they are also focusing on a particular line of inquiry:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/davidkelly1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Cathaoirleach of the Glenties MD Cllr John Seamuis O’ Fearraigh says it’s possible that other remains could be found in the coming days:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/johnseam1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more