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British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT) HY2016 Interim Report

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first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) Q32020 Interim Report

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first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Should you buy this dividend stock?

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first_img Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. These are dangerous times for share investors. There’s a galaxy of cut-price dividend stocks that look very appealing right now. A great number of them though, are classic investor traps waiting to rob you of your wealth.Lookers (LSE: LOOK) is one to avoid, even if it offers the biggest dividend yields of all the UK’s listed car dealers. For 2020, this sits at a mighty 14.7%.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…The small-cap’s got all the hallmarks of a possible dividend trap. In addition to that gargantuan yield, it sports a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio around 4 times too. It also announced in March it wouldn’t be paying a final dividend for 2019, on account of the pandemic.Lookers is fighting a number of serious fires at the same. It’s obvious why share pickers are so keen to give it the cold shoulder.Corona crisisIt makes sense to begin by looking at the retailer’s most recent troubles, i.e. the coronavirus outbreak. It’s obvious mass quarantining would have a devastating effect on sales of automobiles in the UK. But even so, sales data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is quite breathtaking.According to the body, just 254,684 new units drove off of British forecourts in March. This was down an eye-watering 44.4% year-on-year, it said today, and the worst result since the 1990s.Consequently, the SMMT slashed its sales forecast for the full year. It now expects 1.73m cars to be sold on the domestic market, down 23% from its previous forecast. Some 2.3 autos were sold in 2019.More woesThe Covid-19 crisis is something Lookers, and the broader car industry, can ill afford right now. Sales of new vehicles have fallen for three years in a row on a number of issues that still need to be resolved.The economic uncertainty related to Brexit has also hammered auto sales to both individuals and business in recent times. The virus breakout had clouded the picture even further. But, as things stand, the UK will, by law, exit the transition period at the end of the year. So a financially-catastrophic no-deal withdrawal from the European Union remains on the cards.There also remains massive confusion over official policy on emissions standards.A dangerous dividend stockThe retailer threw up more headaches last month when it announced it had “identified potentially fraudulent transactions in one of its operating divisions.” The impact of said activity isn’t thought to be material, though a full investigation was said to be forthcoming.The news prompted chief operating officer Cameron Wade to leave the company with immediate effect. It also pushed back the release of full-year financials until the second half of April.Renewed buyer interest has lifted the Lookers share price from the recent record lows, of 11p. I see no reason to load up on the retailer’s stock however. The near-term risks remain colossal and, though it’s cheap, this is a reflection of its massive troubles. Like me, I think you should avoid this dividend stock at all costs. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Should you buy this dividend stock? 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. Royston Wild | Monday, 6th April, 2020 | More on: LOOK center_img See all posts by Royston Wild 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. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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RSF demands release of Bangladeshi blogger held on blasphemy charge

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first_img Receive email alerts Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceOnline freedoms ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News to go further Bangladesh is ranked 146th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Limon Fakir, a Bangladeshi blogger who has been held without trial for more than a year and a half and whose latest request for release on bail was rejected by the Dhaka high court yesterday. IAB also brought a complaint against Asad Noor, another blogger who wrote about fundamentalist excesses. Noor fled to India and from there had intended to travel to Nepal but was arrested while in transit at Dhaka airport in December 2017. Section 57 of the ICT Act, which criminalize defamation and blasphemy online, is often used by Islamists to harass journalists and bloggers who defend religious tolerance, free-thinking and secularism. His posts prompted a member of Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB), a radical Islamist party, to file a complaint with a court in the southern city of Barguna on 9 January 2017, accusing Fakir of “defamatory language against the Prophet.” May 19, 2021 Find out more Journalists and bloggers who advocate religious tolerance, such as Limon Fakir (left), are hounded by fundamentalist Muslim groups like Islami Andolan Bangladesh, which wants him to be given the death sentence (photo: archives – AFP). “We demand Limon Fakir’s immediate release,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “His arrest, the torture to which he was subjected and his interminable detention are all the more unacceptable because he just tried to inform his fellow citizens about fundamentalism. Follow the news on Bangladesh Limon Fakir has so far spent a total of 567 days in prison for the crime of posting articles and videos on his blog about the Islamic fundamentalism that permeates a sector of Bangladeshi society. News IAB, the extremist party that filed the complaint against Fakir, claims to have 20 million supporters and, in the run-up to the general elections in December, both of the two main parties, the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, are trying to woo it.center_img “The Bangladeshi justice system must respect the principle of secularism, which is enshrined in the country’s constitution, and must therefore keep its distance from any form of political or religious pressure as regards the handling of the case against this blogger.” Arrested on 18 April 2017 and tortured by police for two weeks, Fakir was finally charged under the notorious section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, which is often used to gag bloggers and journalists in Bangladesh. Aged 24 and suffering from several ailments, he is facing a possible 14-year jail sentence in a trial before the Dhaka Cyber Tribunal. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Political exploitation November 7, 2018 – Updated on November 12, 2018 RSF demands release of Bangladeshi blogger held on blasphemy charge February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF_en Organisation BangladeshAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesReligious intoleranceOnline freedoms ImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment News Help by sharing this information News February 26, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Forest Service Lays Down the Law on Starting Fires

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first_img More Cool Stuff Subscribe Top of the News Community News If you were thinking about heading up to the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, then building a fire, or lighting a stove, or welding, or firing a weapon, or smoking, the U.S. Forest Service has just three words for you:Forget about it.In a list of restrictions that went into effect on Aug. 1, and are to remain in effect until Feb. 1, the Forest Service included all of the above as prohibited activities, along with a few other things on a list of do’s and don’ts while venturing out into the wild.Under Forest Order 05-01-20-05, prohibited is “building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire within the covered area. Smoking is also prohibited, as well as welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame, and discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun, except in the authorized public shooting ranges.”Anyone caught violating these rules may be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual, or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.Like any other law, there are exceptions, and in this case they include “any federal, state or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force performing an official duty; and persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the prohibited act or omission. … Persons hunting during the open hunting season as specified by the laws of the State of California, and possessing a valid California hunting license, may discharge a firearm at a legal game bird or mammal.”However, “Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed in the order.”Located primarily in the Angeles National Forest, the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument has a total of 346,177 acres. The forest, including the monument, provides 70 percent of the open space to more than 15 million people living within 90 minutes of the area, and provides a third of Los Angeles’ drinking water.The Angeles National Forest receives more than four million visitors per year. This number has been increasing since October 2014 when President Obama designated the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument from existing National Forest acreages which include approximately 342,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest and 4,000 acres of the San Bernardino National Forest. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Public Safety Forest Service Lays Down the Law on Starting Fires New restrictions go into effect in the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 4:03 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Number of people seeking LGBT help on the rise

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first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Facebook NewsHealthLimerickVideoNumber of people seeking LGBT help on the riseBy Editor – October 16, 2018 1518 THE number of people seeking LGBT support from the Gender Orientation and Sexual Health (GOSHH) service in Limerick has increased by more than 100 per cent since 2014.Since the 2014 marriage referendum, the number of LGBT people availing of the service has increased from 40 to 86 people annually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The service, which is based on Davis Street in the city centre, caters for a wide number of people from various backgrounds who have to deal with societal judgement on a daily basis.GOSHH LGBTI Project Support Worker Patrick McElligott said that the stigma and assumptions surrounding the community still persist and are a very real issue.“In Ireland, everyone is protected in the eyes of the law. There is, however, a very large difference between the words in the law and the experience of a person in their society,” Mr McElligott said.He said that there is still an assumption that if someone is homosexual that then they are less of man or a woman.“There is a message that there may not be space for a man to be emotional and with women, there is a treatment that if they are a lesbian then they are a different kind of woman, a less emotional woman,” he explained.The total number of people looking for support from GOSHH has risen from 175 in 2015 to 204 in 2017. The organisation has supported 177 people so far in 2018. The figures show a rise in the number of LGBT clients and a fall in the client load in other departments.Mr McElligott attributed the increase in the number of people willing to get help to the fact that “there is now a space to reach out”.He also believes that the process of educating society on LGBTI issues is a slow process.“Sometimes I wish that we could flick a switch and this would be okay. It would be really nice in five years if we could move closer to that place of acceptance,” he said.The organisation also works with client families.They attempt to build self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, while with the families it is about giving them space to ‘come out’ with the person.“We all know what it is like to come out. Everyone has to come out whether it is about your first boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, pregnancy – in any situation where you feel anxiety about telling someone something,” Mr McElligott said.GOSHH ran multiple workshops and seminars during Limerick mental health week and they can be contacted on (061) 314 354. Linkedin TAGSGOSHHLGBTlgbt issueslimerickMental Healthmental health week Previous articleEarls and Mathewson doubts for Gloucester visitNext articleWatch: Samaritans outreach programme gets a boost Editor center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Housing Sentiment Hits All-Time High

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first_img Housing Sentiment Hits All-Time High The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 7, 2018 8,059 Views Home / Daily Dose / Housing Sentiment Hits All-Time High Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fannie Mae Home Prices Home Purchase Sentiment Index Housing Sentiment Interest rates 2018-02-07 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Home Prices Home Purchase Sentiment Index Housing Sentiment Interest rates Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Scoring the Unscorable Next: Is the Market in a Constant Tug-of-War? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae has released the latest installment of its monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI), with the Index rising 3.7 points in January 2018 to hit an all-time survey high of 89.5. The HPSI is also up 6.8 points year-over-year.“HPSI rebounded from last month’s dip to a new survey high in January, in large part due to the spike in consumers’ net expectations that home prices will increase over the next year,” said Doug Duncan, SVP and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae. “Results may continue to fluctuate over the coming months as consumers sort out the implications of the newly passed tax legislation on their household finances. Over the past year, continued home price growth has helped spur a sizable increase in the net share of consumers who say it’s a good time to sell a home but also a modest weakening in the net share who say it is a good time to buy. At the start of 2018, it is still too early to determine the overall effect of the new tax legislation on housing, and we will need to see whether positive impacts on both housing demand and supply materialize in the coming months.”The Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) culls data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey (NHS), compiling a single score that “reflects consumers’ current views and forward-looking expectations of housing market conditions.” The survey questions ask consumers “whether they think that it is a good or bad time to buy or to sell a house, what direction they expect home prices and mortgage interest rates to move, how concerned they are about losing their jobs, and whether their incomes are higher than they were a year earlier.”Breaking the HPSI results down further, the net share of Americans who said it was a good time to purchase a house rose to 27 percent, a 3 percent increase that overcome a dropoff in sentiment from the month prior. The net share of respondents who said they believed it was a good time to sell their home also rose, up 4 percent to 38 percent.Looking further down the road, the net share of respondents who believe that home prices will rise jumped up 8 percentage points to 52 percent in January, hitting a new survey high. The net percentage who said mortgage rates will decrease within the next 12 months rose 2 percentage points, but that still left it at -50 percent.As far as general economic concerns, fewer Americans expressed concerns about losing their jobs—the net share who said they were not concerned about the prospect rose by 5 percentage points to 73 percent. Finally, the net share of respondents who said their household income had significantly increased over the past 12 months remained flat at 16 percent month-over-month. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Related Articleslast_img read more

Former Chair of Independent Fianna Fail would welcome its re-establishment

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first_img Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp The former Chair of Independent Fianna Fáil, said that the merger of Independent Fianna Fáil and the main Fianna Fáil party never really worked, and that it was a mistake.Speaking to Raidió na Gaeltachta Jimmy Begley said that Independent Fianna Fáil had never really been welcomed into the Fianna Fáil camp, that they had always been viewed as the enemy.He described the situation as ‘them and us’.Mr Begley also said that the merger had never really been completed on the ground, and that only some of the positions on the committee had been filled.He said that he would welcome the re-establishment of Independent Fianna Fáil, but feared that it may be too late. By News Highland – September 8, 2011 Former Chair of Independent Fianna Fail would welcome its re-establishment Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleFuture of Town Councils set to top the agenda at LAMA conferenceNext articleTwo men appear in Buncrana court on petrol bomb charges News Highland Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Newsx Adverts Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 1st June

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first_imgNewsPlayback Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 1st June Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – June 1, 2017 Pinterestcenter_img Previous articlePatsy McGonagle calls on the Irish media to wake up to Jason QuigleyNext articleThe Despicable Me 3 Show Garden won a Silver Gilt Medal at the Bloom Garden Festival admin A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Farming6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

PSNI say handgun could be linked to murder of Lyra McKee

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first_img Google+ Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – June 7, 2020 Previous articleResufacing works begin tomorrow on N14Next articleOne more person with Covid-19 has passed away in the Republic News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Police in Derry say a handgun found in a dissident Republican weapons cache could be the one used in the murder of journalist Lyra McKee.A command-wire bomb and a stash of ammunition were also found and removed safely after police officers and soldiers combed 38 acres of land in the Ballymagroarty area starting on Friday morning.The PSNI says there’s a strong possibility the weapons belong to the New IRA, which admitted its activists had killed Lyra McKee while targeting police officers during a riot in the Creggan area of the city in April last year.Derry City and Strabane District Commander Emma Bond says the handgun has to be examined by forensic experts before any link can be proven:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Bond-derry2pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest PSNI say handgun could be linked to murder of Lyra McKeelast_img read more