German professional leagues post €4.4 bn revenue, record 10% growth

first_imgFootballLatest Sports NewsSportSports Business By Kunal Dhyani – February 14, 2019 WTC Final Live: Kyle Jamieson continues fine Test form, rattles India’s middle-order with venomous swing Cricket Euro 2020: Daley Blind has a special message for Christian Eriksen German professional football has confirmed its positive development in the 2017-18 season.With total revenue of €4.42 billion, the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 increased their cumulative revenue for the 14th year in succession. In the past ten years, German professional football has seen average annual growth of 8.6 per cent. The latest revenue increase of just over 10% compared with 2016-17 is shown in the “2019 DFL Economic Report”, published today (Wednesday) by the DFL, which presents the economic figures for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. Football Football WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin, R Jadeja start recovery work; IND 198/6 (84 ovs); follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates TAGSBundesligaBundesliga 2Bundesliga revenueDFL Economic ReportGerman FootballGerman football revenue SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Euro 2020: Belgium suffer another blow, after Castagne now Thorgan Hazard ruled out Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket Previous articleThailand hosts women’s T20 and ODI World Cup pre-qualifiersNext articleEuropean Tour announces highest prize purse, digital broadcast tie-up Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final LIVE: Shubman Gill declares, ‘Total above 300 will be really competitive score for us’ Cricket Football Euro 2020: Thomas Muller says Germany can’t become arrogant after defeating Portugal by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoThe main growth driver is revenue from the national media contracts that have been in place since 2017-18.Also Read: German top division football Bundesliga clubs announce record ticket salesThe Bundesliga alone recorded total revenue of €3.81 billion in the past season. This represents growth of around 13 per cent compared with the 2016-17 season (€3.37 billion) and is almost double the figure recorded seven years ago in 2010-11 (€1.94 billion). But for one of the 18 Bundesliga clubs have generated revenue in excess of €100 million in the 2017-18 season. The Bundesliga clubs also achieved a record equity, which amounted to €1.6 billion, double the figure recorded in the 2013-14 season (€807.3 million), the German top flight football league has stated in a report.The revenue generated by the 18 Bundesliga 2 clubs exceeded €600 million for the third year in succession in 2017-18 (€608 million). The slight reduction compared with the previous year was due to the composition of the division as a result of promotion and relegation. However, the result returned to positive territory (€26.7 million), thereby underlining the good overall economic position of Bundesliga 2 in the past season.CLICK HERE for the complete report.The clubs have collectively contributed €1.28 billion of taxes and duties.Here are the other important numbers highlighted in the report:> Ticket sols – 18,773,618> People employed – 55,142> Investment in academies – €177.12mn> Aggregate taxes and duties – €1.28bn> Revenue from licensed football – €4.42 bnThe economic strength of German professional football is also having a significant fiscal and economic effect: At €1.28 billion, the 36 clubs and limited companies of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 made a record payment of taxes and duties to the state as well as social security and accident insurance contributions in 2017-18. The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 are also driving employment, with – for the first time – more than 55,000 people being employed by the clubs and their subsidiaries. The number of people employed directly or indirectly within professional football increased to 55,142 – an all-time high.Also Read: Bundesliga initiative to explore India market with MatthäusDFL CEO Christian Seifert: “German professional football has continued its positive development. This is driven in particular by revenue from the current national media contracts, which are reflected in the balance sheets for the first time.” Seifert continued: “Digitalisation and globalisation will open up new opportunities for German professional football in the coming years. In order to create the optimal environment for the clubs and existing and potential partners alike, the DFL is working consistently to enhance the conditions. This includes expanding its innovation leadership in the area of new technologies as well as its presence on international markets.”Also Read: IMG-Reliance, Bundesliga tie-up to promote football & elite German league in India Cricket Cricket Formula 1 German professional leagues post €4.4 bn revenue, record 10% growth YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Insidesport Poll: KL Rahul benched again, is he getting fair deal…

first_img WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Covers come off as Day 3 to start at 3.30 PM IST; follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Ravindra Jadeja will also be making a comeback to the team as an all-rounder. Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj will make the tailenders of India. He last played against Australia in 2018, where he opened in three of the four Tests. But he failed to make an impact scoring only 56 runs. Rahul, in his six years of Test career, has scored 2006 runs in 36 matches at an average of 34.59. Insidesport Poll : India vs Australia 2nd Test – Is it fair to bench KL Rahul ? :  India decided to bench KL Rahul once again as it announced the playing XI for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. His exclusion from the starting line-up, despite an opening slot available, has raised many eyebrows. 3) Is Hanuma Vihari better batsman than KL Rahul ? You will get your answers below –  Rahul with him brings a lot of experience and also class in batting. Thanks to his Indian Premier League role as an opener, he has shown that he can change gears at will, which is something India lacked in the Adelaide Test. Furthermore, Rahul with the gloves is a great option and would have given Rishabh Pant a free hand to focus on his batting skills. However, with Gill in for now, and Rohit Sharma becoming available from the third Test, he might be pushed further behind in contention of starting XI. His only chance of getting a start in the game is if Hanuma Vihari fails to score in Melbourne. 2) How can he make it to the Indian Playing XI ? – Rahul is not in XI when Kohli and Rohit Sharma are not in the team. Even Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill are preferred over him for the opening roles. In middle order, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja are being drafted ahead than him – In these scenarios, how exactly Rahul can be in playing XI ?  Cricket Cricket The visitors will be taking the pitch with five bowlers and six batsmen. Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal will open for India. At No.3 will be Chetestwar Pujara, followed by Ajikya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari at No.4 and 5 respectively. Vodafone Test Series v India 2020-21 – Squad for both teams for 2nd Test MatchAustralia Playing XI: Tim Paine (c), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew WadeIndia Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed SirajThe match starts at 5:00 am IST. Follow InsideSport for all the live updates and commentary of Ind vs Aus 2nd Test. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Insidesport Poll: KL Rahul benched again, is he getting fair deal from Indian team management? Cricket India’s playing XI against Australia for 2nd Test Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – December 25, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR KL Rahul – 36 Tests / 5 Hundred – 11 50’s / 2006 Runs / 34.88 Batting average Hanuma Vihari – 10 Tests / 1 Hundred – 3 50’s / 576 Runs / 33.88 Batting average  Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket Cricket expert and commentator Harsha Bhogle pointed out the Indian tea management was looking for “the like for like replacement” then it was Rahul who should have been picked in XI as a replacement for Virat Kohli who is now in India for the birth of his first child. LIVE Cricket Score IND vs NZ WTC Final: India VS New Zealand Live score, ball by ball coverage, Virat Kohli starts Day 3: Follow… by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoFree Fire Redeem Code Rewards of 1st May (today), Step by step guide on how to redeemUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 31st May (today), Check list of rewards & Redeem SiteUndo“If Shaw had to be out and Gill in, the like for like replacement for Kohli (if possible at all!) was Rahul. But in principle, India have decided they want 5 bowlers. It is a big punt on the batting skills of Pant and Jadeja. I hope it isn’t the outcome of needing to play Jadeja,” he wrote on Twitter.He also said that the playing XI for the 2nd Test “is an admission that they got many things wrong in the first test. Especially with the keeper & opener”. So, have the Indian team management made another blunder of picking the right opening combination?Kohli before the starting of the Test series had said Rahul’s chances of making the XI boils down to combination. So, does Rahul, who scored a century in his debut Test series in 2014 against Australia, not fit in India’s opening combination or is Ravi Shastri not confident about him as top-order batsman? InsideSport asks following questions from the team management, will they answer ?  ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket Ind vs Aus: KL Rahul as a Test batsman Previous articleInd vs Aus 2nd Test: MCG to pay tribute to Dean Jones on Day 1 of Boxing Day TestNext articleIND vs AUS 2nd Test: India would’ve benefitted if series ended with D/N Test: Tendulkar Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Facebook Twitter ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket CricketIndia tour of Australia 2020-21Latest Sports NewsSport Rahul, after his performance in 2012-13 domestic season where he was the highest run-getter, propelled himself into contention for an Inda Test cap. He made his debut against Australia on Boxing Day at the MCG in 2014. However, he crumbled under pressure and lost his wicket early. But when he was given his usual opening spot in the following Test in Sydney, the Karnataka batsman overcame his nervous jitters as he stroked his way to a patient century.  TAGSIndia Playing XI for 2nd TestIndia vs Australia 2nd TestIs Indian team management fair with KL RahulKL Rahul benched againKL Rahul vs Hanuma Vihari SHARE Formula 1 1) What is the role of KL Rahul in the Indian test team ? – Kohli said before 1st test, ‘Rahul is our back-up opener’.  But who exactly he is backing for ? Out of form Prithvi Shaw was preferred for 1st test, now Shah gone – debutant Shubman Gill is given a chance – where exactly Rahul fits in as back up opener ? last_img read more

Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgTanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5% dividend yields! 3 dividend shares I’d buy today to make a passive income in 2021

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. Peter Stephens | Friday, 8th January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 5% dividend yields! 3 dividend shares I’d buy today to make a passive income in 2021 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. 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Redemptions over recent months have slowed, while it has continued to drive synergies and invest in digital opportunities. They could strengthen its competitive position through improved customer engagement, which may lead to improving profitability and greater scope for dividend growth in the long run.A resilient dividend share with growth potentialBritish American Tobacco could also offer an attractive passive income at the present time. It currently yields around 7.9% from a dividend that is covered 1.5 times by profit. This suggests that it is sustainable, and could rise at an above-inflation pace due to the pricing power inherent in leading tobacco brands.BAT offers a relatively resilient income opportunity. It has a long track record of raising dividends at a brisk pace. This may prove to be an even more appealing asset to income investors while the world economy struggles to deliver growth. It could increase the appeal of the company’s shares and allow it to deliver capital growth alongside its shareholder payouts.An affordable dividend and low share priceLegal & General also offers a passive income well in excess of 5% at the present time. The diversified financial services company is forecast to yield 6.7% in 2021 from a dividend that is due to be covered 1.6 times by profit this year.As well as its relatively high income return prospects, the company has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 9. This suggests that it offers a wide margin of safety that may provide scope for substantial capital returns in the long run. Paper losses cannot be ruled out from Legal & General, or any other stock, in the short run. But its long-term passive income potential seems to be high. As such, now could be the right time to buy it as part of a diverse portfolio of shares. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s)

first_imgArchDaily Projects United States Photographs:  Anna BlauText description provided by the architects. The owner wanted to build a large, single occupancy live and work space on the fashionable Abbot Kinney Blvd, which has quickly become the commercial center of Venice Beach. Since the city zoning code started to allow artist-in-residence with a reduced parking requirement, this building typology has become very popular in this eclectic beach community.Save this picture!© Anna BlauThis building takes advantage of the commercial zoning zero setback allowance to utilize the majority of site area while still providing a large central courtyard and open terraces in order to loosen the density on the site.  Save this picture!© Anna BlauSimilar to the Abbot Kinney Lofts, the building reinforces the urban street edge and creates a colorful and expressive architectural presence on the corner. While many previous designs explored the use of color and shape, this project attempts to create simple planar exterior surfaces that can be cut out to create colorful voids carved from the building’s mass. Save this picture!© Anna BlauText provided by MACK Architect(s).Project gallerySee allShow lessHA Tower / Frontoffice + François Blanciak ArchitectArticlesBeijing Core Area Plan / Brininstool, Kerwin, + LynchArticles Share 2007 Architects: BRO / MACK Architect(s) Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/171677/abbro-mack-architects Clipboard Houses AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s) Photographs AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s)Save this projectSaveAB / BRO / MACK Architect(s) Area:  4900 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBRO / MACK Architect(s)OfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVeniceHousingUnited StatesPublished on October 01, 2011Cite: “AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s)” 01 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AB / BRO / MACK Architect(s)是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Anna Blau+ 6 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/171677/abbro-mack-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Venice, United States “COPY”last_img read more

To protect and to serve: The growing militarization of America’s police force

first_imgReddIt Twitter Ripple Effect: TCU professor talks gravitational waves Facebook Beth Griffith printWhen rioters flooded the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in the fall of 2014, they were met by police officers wearing military grade gear and camouflage, equipped with tear gas, flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets, accompanied by canine units and driving armored vehicles.When school let out in the Mondawmin neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland this April, students and others at a nearby shopping mall faced police officers, some in full body armor, wearing helmets, and carrying shields, batons and assault rifles.In August of 2013, workers and their children at the Garden of Eden organic farm in Arlington, Texas were woken by the sounds of nearly two dozen SWAT officers storming through the property riding in armoured vehicles, wearing all-black body armor, carrying shields and assault rifles.These weren’t isolated incidents. Police departments across the nation have been quietly arming themselves for battle for decades.Federal programs like the 1033 program (formerly the 1208 program) allow the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess Department of Defense (DOD) property to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies (LEAs) free of charge.According to a White House Report, since 1990 the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has given excess military equipment to approximately 8,000 federal and state law enforcement agencies across the nation to the tune of $5.1 billion in total property, including $2.7 billion in the last five years.During the year of 2014, approximately 96 percent (1.8 million pieces) of the property given to LEAs was non-controlled, meaning, according to the report, it doesn’t have military attributes. These items included office furniture, first aid kits, storage containers and lockers to name a few.According to the report, roughly four percent (78,000 pieces) of the equipment was controlled property such as night vision devices, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs or Humvees), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs), aircraft and watercraft.To date the report shows that there are approximately 460,000 pieces of controlled property possessed by LEAs. The DOD released the records of agencies that obtained equipment through federal programs and NPR has compiled those lists here.Since 2006, Tarrant County has a combined total of over 72 assault rifles, 29 night vision pieces, two mine resistant ambush protection vehicles (MRAPs), and one other armored vehicle, according to the Department of Defense.But Tarrant County isn’t unique. LEAs across Texas have been strategically stockpiling a cache of military weaponry and equipment acquired primarily through the 1033 program.Between 2013 and 2014, police departments across Texas received 105,593 pieces of equipment valued at a total of $146 million, according to the Texas state property book.This equipment ranges from scopes to automatic rifles to submachine guns to MRAPs to bayonets.And this equipment isn’t just going to large cities. Small towns like Cleburne, Texas are taking all the military grade gear they can get.Retired Cleburne Police Chief Terry Powell said the ease of obtaining the equipment encourages departments to take advantage.“It wasn’t particularly a need-based system,”  Powell said. “You take departments in cities of 20 thousand and you have MRAPs. But the way the government program works, all you have to do is apply for it and pick it up.”To receive property through the 1033 program, LEAs have to submit a request that indicates what each item will be used for. Once an application is approved the property must be used within a year.Fort Worth Police Lieutenant and member of FWPD’s training division Bryan Jamison said that departments with a low budget like to take advantage these federal programs.“They’re really expensive pieces of equipment,” Jamison said. “So, if it’s free, of course you’re going to take it and of course you’re going to use it.”However, these federal programs don’t give LEAs training on how or when the equipment can be appropriately deployed.“If you look at Ferguson and those officers, I’ll bet you every single officer had to look at that equipment for a very long time to figure out how to even put it on,” Jamison said.While equipment and weapons like these may be necessary for self-protection in extreme circumstances, easy access and a lack of training have encouraged police to use this heavy gear – explicitly for the use on battlefields – on suburb and city streets.And where speaking out against the police has generally been discouraged, after events like Ferguson and Baltimore, critics and civil libertarians have shown consistent public outrage about the militarization of police forces.Protectors need protectionBy nature of the job, officers risk their lives to keep the public safe. Programs such as the 1033 program allow police departments to out-train, out-dress and out-gun the people they are trying to arrest.From the 60s through the 90s police were often underprepared and under equipped. Driving a metal Dodge with nothing but a bullet proof vest and a handgun or a shotgun, police were often unprepared when situations turned dangerous.Bill Mathis served over 30 years in Oklahoma law enforcement. Mathis said the pivotal moment when the police began to shift towards a military mentality was after that 1997 shootout where many officers were shot and had to break into a gun shop to arm themselves.“A lot of officers got shot and had a hard time eliminating those guys,” Mathis said. “We didn’t really have the weapons to deal with that and LAPD was on the forefront of SWAT teams. I think that was the point that we started looking and going through the process of getting different types of weaponry and getting geared up.”With a bloated military and a worsening drug crisis, law enforcement agencies across the country were armed with military surplus by 1999.During the World Trade Organization (WTO) protests in 1999, Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper said he geared and dressed up officers like storm troopers and marched them down city streets.Seattle police clear an intersection of World Trade Organization protesters at Sixth and University Streets, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999 in Seattle. Thousands of protesters took to the street to try and stop the WTO meeting. (AP Photo/Stevan Morgain)Seattle police use gas to push back World Trade Organization protesters in downtown Seattle Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999. The protests delayed the opening of the WTO third ministerial conference. (AP Photo/Eric Draper) Twitter Comin’ Up: saying goodbye to the gang life Linkedin + posts Severe thunderstorms moving through Fort Worth Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ The cause of a fire that engulfed a duplex on Lubbock Avenue late Monday night has not been determined, and no injuries have been reported as of early Tuesday morning.Five fire trucks responded to 911 calls around 10:10 p.m., according to Richard Harrison, fire department spokesperson. Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/center_img Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ Facebook Stamper said that last year he watched Ferguson police make the same mistakes he did.“My reaction was, ‘Please learn from my mistakes, from what I did and did not do during the week of WTO,’” Stamper said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “Don’t tear gas nonviolent and non-threatening protesters. And for God’s sake, don’t bring dogs out … It’s a throwback to the ‘60s and Bull Connor. The imagery sucks. It was really painful to see the images I saw from Ferguson.”Everything changed on Sept. 11, 2001. After a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, police departments had to prepare themselves for anything and everything.Since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given an extra $35 billion to buy new gear to “fight terrorists” and because of surplus in Iraq, law enforcement agencies have an additional $5 billion worth of 1033 gear.Mathis said that having access to this kind of equipment is needed for departments, especially after events like 9/11 and the recent terrorist attack in Paris.“We’re very much still in the community relation-type mode, but when these things happen — like 9/11, like they just had in Paris — we have to be ready for these things,” Mathis said. “We have to be ready to go into, so to speak, combat. We have to make sure that our law enforcement has the equipment needed to go into those types of situations.”The key, Mathis said, is balance.“The difficult thing is to balance that — when you are going to use those things, when you are going to deploy that type of equipment,” Mathis said. “Sometimes it’s a gamble and you’re not always going to win.”Powell agreed and said having access to this type of equipment has aided in many situations that could have turned very dangerous and in already dangerous situations. But he said the problem is that the line where police end and military begins is getting a little blurry.“In a riot situation a lot of times it will escalate an issue because neither side will back down,” Powell said. “A lot of departments are using things like tear gas and MRAPs for crowd control. When you start using them other than what they’re designed for, it leaves a bad taste in the civilian world’s mouth.”A symptom of separation Dr. Johnny Nahn is the director of TCU’s online masters program in Criminal Justice and Criminology and an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice.Nahn said the militarization of police is really a symptom of something more in policing.“It’s something that’s an outgrowth of police-citizen relationships that have deteriorated over the last few decades,” Nahn said. “We saw it in the Watts riots, Rodney King riots, and then more recently in Ferguson, but that’s a symptom of the separation between the police and public.”When police separated from the community they began to view their jobs as dangerous, Nahn said.“When you don’t know the community and you start assuming that they’re dangerous you start to develop a subculture,” Nahn said. “ You develop the mentality ‘it’s us versus them.’ When you’re outnumbered and treat people as they’re dangerous, you have to send a message that, although you’re not a lot in numbers, you have the amount of force necessary to control a population.”Jamison said that today the military grade gear and is a tool to enforce that control.“If you have a large group of people, you don’t know how many are carrying a gun,” Jamison said. “You have to assume, but you don’t control those and you have to prepare for that.”Walk the walk and talk the talkFor over 30 years, politicians and law enforcement agencies have been talking, training, arming and dressing officers as if they’re deploying for combat.Today the typical SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team conducts missions dressed in the following: Lace up combat boots complete with boot knives; black, camouflage, or olive colored pants and shirts; a black balaclava hood; Kevlar helmets and vests; gas masks, knee and elbow pads, gloves, communication equipment, assault rifles and military grade weapons like the Heckler and Koch MP5 submachine gun – the preferred model of U.S. Navy Seals.Ballistic shields, battering rams, smoke and flash bang grenades; pepper spray and tear gas are all considered standard equipment.Battle dress like this is worn on almost daily use for tactical operations. Many times the police are indistinguishable from the military itself.While the gear, weapons and tanks play a major role in the militarization of departments, so does the effect of all of this war talk and battle rhetoric.While the gear, weapons and tanks play a major role in the militarization of departments, so does the effect all of this war talk and battle rhetoric.“When local police officers are talk, train and equip themselves for war, they’re bound to act like they’re at war,” Powell said.Police adopted military titles and the top-down structure from the beginning.“They adopted a very paramilitary command structure where you had the sergeant, lieutenant, chief, captain, for example,” Nahn said. “You have very rigid training and that was all adopted from the military.”Words like “ranger division,” preparing for “close quarters combat” in a “tactical environment,” “field operations,” “battle” and “war” are used everyday referring to city operations.Mathis said that there are many officers with the mindset that they are in war.“I think it’s a common feeling that you’re out there and on display,” Mathis said. “Your goal is to go to work and do your job, but come home. You go out there and you’re combating.” Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleSpecial Project: to protect and to serveNext articleZBonz Dog Park to open in February  Beth Griffith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR IMAGE: Good Karma Beth Griffithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/beth-griffith/ Beth Griffith is a senior journalism major from Cleburne, Texas. She will commission as a 2LT Military Intelligence officer in the United States Army in May. In her free time, she is authoring a clean eating cook book and enjoys volunteering and boxing. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Honduras : opposition radio journalist narrowly escapes murder attempt

first_img RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Honduras News In the same day, Molina was targeted twice. The first time, he escaped two armed individuals who tried to rob him while he was travelling in a taxi. The second attempt happened a few hours later, when two different individuals attacked him at the same place where he had escaped earlier. This time, they did open fire against the taxi, but Molina managed to take cover behind a seat and the shots hit him in the legs.He is now in a Tegucigalpa hospital where doctors say his injuries are no longer life threatening.Molina is the director of the community media organisation “Alter Eco” and was the former host of Resistencia, a programme aired by the very popular opposition radio stations, Radio Globo and Radio Progreso. He has been a popular broadcaster ever since the 2009 coup d’état and has received many death threats in connection with his frequent criticism of the government.He had just pointed out that those arrested for the 3 March murder of environmental activist Berta Cáceres – a murder that shocked the entire country and the international community – were linked to certain Honduran politicians.“We condemn this cowardly attempt to murder Félix Molina and we urge the authorities to identify the perpetrators and instigators without delay,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.“The law on the protection of journalists, that was voted a year ago, must be implemented at once in order to end the spiral of violence that has been afflicting Honduras and its journalists for too many years.”With seven journalists murdered in 2015, Honduras is the western hemisphere’s second deadliest country for media personnel (after Mexico) and is ranked 137th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. May 13, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the attempt to murder well-known opposition radio journalist Félix Molina in the Honduran capital yesterday, on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, and urges the Honduran authorities to identify those responsible and provide journalists with effective protection. HondurasAmericas Protecting journalists Organized crimeViolence April 27, 2021 Find out more News HondurasAmericas Protecting journalists Organized crimeViolence Reports May 3, 2016 – Updated on May 4, 2016 Honduras : opposition radio journalist narrowly escapes murder attempt to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation News Receive email alerts RSF_en Help by sharing this information last_img read more

T-Mobile, Georgia Tech and Curiosity Lab Team Up to Fuel 5G Innovation in Drones,…

first_img Pinterest T-Mobile, Georgia Tech and Curiosity Lab Team Up to Fuel 5G Innovation in Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics and More By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Facebook Previous articleAlertEnterprise Prepares Enterprises for Final Push Against COVID-19 With Vaccination Data and Analytics Now Added to Health and Safety Software ModulesNext article223-2: Nadal blows 2-set lead against Tsitsipas in Australia Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp Facebook Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

TRMC makes suggestions for caregivers

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “She thought they had enough money to live out their lives comfortably and suddenly they were broke,” Hussey said. “She has no idea what her husband did with the money. She doesn’t know if he gave it away or buried it. All she knows is that it’s gone.”The husband had always taken care of the couple’s finances. No one knew his condition, so no red flags were raised when he went to withdraw the funds, Hussey said.“It’s good for all of us to get our affairs in order but especially important for those who have loved ones who have Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia,” she said. “No one plans on getting sick, but we all need to prepare for the uncertainties of the future. We need to make decisions and arrangements before they are needed. We need to make sure our personal and financial records are in order. And, we need to have a will to let it be known who should receive the things we own.”Hussey said, when a loved one is suffering from memory loss and someone has to take over their affairs, a power of attorney gives someone the right to handle personal or financial matters. As the leader of the Alzheimer’s Support Group that meets monthly at Troy Regional Medical Center, Ann Marie Hussey is an advocate for those who are caring for loved ones with memory loss.Hussey’s dad, Ray Hickman, was a victim of Alzheimer’s, and she knows first-hand the devastating toll this disease takes on the victim and the family, especially the caregiver.“A recent situation with a caregiver has really troubled me, and I think many people could be caught in a similar situation if they are not made aware,” Hussey said. “The situation with this caregiver was extreme, but it’s something anyone who has a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia could experience.” Book Nook to reopen “An advance directive describes in writing what your wishes are about health care in case you become terminally ill,” she said. “A living will or power of attorney can make it easier for family members facing hard health care decisions on a relative’s behalf.”Hussey said anyone who is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at noon on Thursday at Troy Regional Medical Center. Lunch is provided by the hospital.“The information that we have to share can be very beneficial,” Hussey said. “And, it’s always good to be in the company of others who are facing similar issues and challenges in caring for a loved one who has memory loss.”Hussey said everyone is reminded of “A Walk to Remember” on Oct. 3 at Westgate Park in Dothan. The walk is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Dothan, which is a resource source for the Alzheimer’s Support Group in Troy. Skip Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Friday, August 28, 2015 This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content You Might Like Goshen sixth grader one of four essay winners MESSENGER PHOTO/SCOTTIE BROWNPictured from left to right are Neil Dobson, Lori Williams, Melanie Hamlin, Taylor Hamlin, DeMarcus Sankey, Nicole Sankey,… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Secrets Revealed Hussey said Alzheimer’s is a dirty word.“People should not be ashamed when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” she said. “Trying to keep it a secret or denying that it is happening could have serious consequences.”Hussey cited the situation where a caregiver of an Alzheimer’s victim went to the bank to withdraw money from the couple’s savings account only to learn that her husband had withdrawn the money from all of their accounts. Email the author TRMC makes suggestions for caregiverslast_img read more

Florida fugitive captured living in Mexico after 27 years on the run

first_imgLee County Sheriff’s Office(MEXICO CITY) — A man on the run for nearly three decades was found and captured in a small town 400 miles outside Mexico City, Lee County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.Earl Jay Slaton, 72-years-old, had been missing for the last 27 years and wanted on a “warrant for Sexual battery and Aggravated Child Abuse,” the release said.The capture comes after the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force received a tip at the end of 2017, the release said.Lee County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals detective Rich White told ABC News it is common for the departments to cycle through old files to see if there are ever new leads. He added that Slaton’s case is the oldest file in their memory.When investigators found Slaton’s family in the United States, they told law enforcement they had no contact with him since this alleged crime was committed, the release said.“Utilizing all of the US Marshals investigative resources, a lead was eventually developed that Slaton was now living with his new wife in the remote Nayarit region of Mexico, some 400 miles west of Mexico City,” according to the release.The lead was sent to the US Marshals in Mexico City, who was able to speak to Mexican authorities, White said. Slaton ended up being found in a small village of San Juan de Abajo, according to the release.Slaton was immediately deported to Los Angeles where he began his extradition to Florida 30 days later, White told ABC.During his extradition, Slaton became sick in Colorado and needed to be hospitalized, White said. Lee County Sheriff’s Office had to fly to Colorado on Wednesday and bring him back to Florida. They arrived late Saturday night, he said.Slaton was “charged with Sexual battery on a victim under 18 years old and Aggravated Child Abuse,” the release said. He is currently being held without bond in the Lee County Jail, the release said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more