Vodafone’s share price is down 12% in 2020. Here’s my view on the stock now

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Image source: Getty Images Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 | More on: VOD FY2018FY2019FY2020FY2021E See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Dividends per share (€cents) Vodafone’s share price is down 12% in 2020. Here’s my view on the stock now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Dividend coverage ratio0.770.580.620.79 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Adjusted earnings per share (€cents) 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. However, I do have some concerns over Vodafone’s dividend. For starters, earnings haven’t covered the dividend payout for the last three years. They’re not expected to cover the payout this year either. That’s a problem, to my mind, particularly when you consider the debt the company has on its balance sheet. Debt repayments always take priority over dividend payments.Secondly, Vodafone recently cut its dividend. That’s another issue for me. I tend to steer clear of companies that have recently cut their dividends. There’s always a chance they could cut the payout again. I prefer to invest in companies that have put together a solid dividend growth track record of at least five consecutive increases.ValuationFinally, turning to the valuation, Vodafone shares currently trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 19.5. That looks high to me, considering the lack of revenue growth, high debt levels, and lack of dividend coverage.My view on Vodafone sharesWeighing everything up, I don’t see a lot of investment appeal in Vodafone shares right now. The company is struggling for growth, and I’ve concerns over the sustainability of the dividend. I think there are much better stocks to buy at the moment. The performance of Vodafone (LSE: VOD) shares has been disappointing recently. Year-to-date, Vodafone’s share price has fallen about 12%. Meanwhile, over the last three years, it’s fallen over 40%.Does the FTSE 100 telecommunications giant offer value now? Let’s take a look at the investment case.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…Revenue growthOne of the first things I always look for when analysing a stock is revenue growth. Over the long term, revenue growth drives earnings growth. This, in turn, drives a company’s share price. Looking at Vodafone’s revenue growth, I can’t say I’m impressed. Over the last five years, revenue has fallen from €48,385m to €44,974m – a decline of 7%. Looking ahead, the consensus revenue estimates for FY2021 and FY2022 are €44,382m and €45,096m respectively. I’m not seeing enough top-line growth here to get excited about the stock.Balance sheet strengthIs the FTSE 100 company financially sound? Looking at Vodafone’s balance sheet, debt looks a little high, in my view. In its most recent full-year results, Vodafone reported non-current liabilities of €72,036m versus equity of €61,410m. Meanwhile, the group reported a net debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio of 2.8, which is also relatively high. I think this level of debt adds risk to the investment case.Dividend analysisOn the dividend front, Vodafone is still paying dividends, which is a plus. Many other FTSE 100 companies have suspended or cancelled their payouts this year, due to Covid-19 uncertainty. Recently, the company declared a final dividend of 4.5 eurocents for FY2020. That takes the full-year divi to 9 eurocents, equating to a bumper dividend yield of 6.5% at the current share price. That’s certainly attractive in today’s low-interest-rate environment. 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. Edward Sheldon has no position in any 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.last_img read more

Beach House / Cibinel Architecture

first_img Hanuschak Consultants Inc ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Cibinel Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects Area:  2000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses Canadian Softwood Producer:Brown & Rutherford Co Ltd.City:Victoria BeachCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jerry GrajewskiRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionText description provided by the architects. Fully exposed to spectacular sunsets and impressive thunderstorms, the Beach House embraces the prairie skies and changing waterscapes. This 2,000-square foot residence was designed to echo the stone and wood cottage vernacular of this beachside community. Harmonizing with the surrounding landscape, cedar and fir were used both inside and out, and emit the natural aesthetic of an age-old building material.Save this picture!© Jerry GrajewskiWith a playfulness of scale, low rooflines introduce the visitor to lofty interior spaces that celebrate a panoramic view and an ocean-like horizon line of water and sky. The interior is extended outward across the deck with a wall of windows that open to create what feels more like a screened-in porch with a dramatic roof overhang and the summer breeze sweeping through it.Save this picture!© Jerry GrajewskiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Jerry GrajewskiAdorned with Western Red Cedar, roof planes transition to wall surfaces. Horizontal siding clads the front and back facades as a subtle twist on traditional shiplap planking of surrounding cottages. The cedar was left exposed to allow the wood to silver with age.Save this picture!© Jerry GrajewskiThe interior further showcases the versatility of wood design applications but also introduces an aesthetic of raw steel and concrete: solid fir roof beams are anchored with custom steel rafter ties; and a board-formed concrete feature wall is constructed with a built-in staircase and fireplace.Save this picture!© Jerry GrajewskiProduct Description. Western Red Cedar was selected for its top-performing durability, structural ingenuity and relatively low maintenance. The No.1 Blue Ribbon, Perfection, CCA treated, 18″ Western Red Cedar, resquared & rebutted (R&R) shingles and horizontal 1” x 4” boards used on the exterior of the Beach House were not finished with a paint or stain to allow the wood to silver with age, conveying a subtle, modern twist on traditional ship plank of the surrounding cottages.Save this picture!© Jerry GrajewskiProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA Announced as “Creative Mediators” for Manifesta 12 in PalermoArchitecture NewsHow Denmark’s $1.2 Billion Cutback Forces Architecture Schools to Rethink Their Prio…Architecture News Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Victoria Beach, Canada Manufacturers: Prestige Panel Solutions Inc., Paramount Windows Canada Save this picture!© Jerry Grajewski+ 20 Share 2016 Year:  Beach House / Cibinel ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBeach House / Cibinel Architecture Beach House / Cibinel Architecture “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeCibinel ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVictoria BeachCanadaPublished on November 24, 2016Cite: “Beach House / Cibinel Architecture” 24 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Photographs:  Jerry Grajewski Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard General Contractor: Dyson Construction Ltd. Structural Engineer: last_img read more

Braun Pens Letter to EPA Asking Them to Uphold Original Deal

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Nov 10, 2019 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Braun Pens Letter to EPA Asking Them to Uphold Original Deal Braun Pens Letter to EPA Asking Them to Uphold Original Deal Facebook Twitter Indiana Senator Mike Braun, along with six other Republican senators and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, each sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week expressing concern over key differences between the Renewable Fuels Standard agreement announced in early October and what was then published in the federal register 11 days later.In his letter, Braun said that the original announcement would provide stability to Hoosier farmers and refiners.“My understanding of that agreement was that it would result in the maintenance of the 15 billion-gallon conventional ethanol RFS mandate, a level needed to bring certainty and price stability back to the RFS market. Further, the implementation mechanism proposed, using a three-year rolling average of actual exemptions granted by EPA, provided further stability and predictability in meeting the mandate.”Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says that the EPA’s supplemental proposal fails to accurately account for lost gallons and betrays President Trump’s promise to rural Americans.“It cuts the fix we were promised in half, if not more, and destroys what may be our last chance to bring back the ethanol plants that have shut down and help ease the burden facing American farmers.”One of those ethanol plants that has shut down is in Cloverdale, IN. Braun said in his letter that POET decided to shut down this plant partly because of the policy uncertainty within the RFS.“The plant consumed 31 million bushels of corn annually, and its closure has left dozens of producers seeking a new place for their harvest.”Braun concluded his letter to EPA Administrator Wheeler saying, “I note with concern the changes made between the October 4 announcement and the October 15 published draft rule. Today, Hoosier corn and soybean producers need the market and price certainty promised in the deal on October 4. I urge the EPA to implement the agreement in a way that provides such certainty.”You can see Braun’s full letter here. Previous articlePoor Forage Quality Spurs Concerns Over Malnutrition This WinterNext articleMFP Update and Supply and Demand Report Bumps the Price of Corn on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

A year in prison for no reason

first_img– Read Reporters Without Borders’ report on the case of Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener (June 2011): “A book is not a bomb!”- Read the report on the international press freedom mission to Turkey in November 2011: “Set journalists free!” Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the immediate release of investigative journalists Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener, who complete their first year in detention today, and the immediate release of the Oda TV news website’s journalists, who have been held for just over a year on a similar terrorism charge.The press freedom organization also backs the calls for demonstrations in Istanbul today by the Freedom for Journalists platform, the “Friends of Ahmet and Nedim” and the “Friends of Mustafa Balbay and Tuncay Özkan” to press for the release of all imprisoned journalists.“Ahmet Sik and Nedim Sener have spent a year in detention while Mustafa Balbay and Tuncay Özkan have spent a year in solitary confinement!” Reporters Without Borders said. “And all the other journalists who have been held for even longer periods, how much longer will they be held? It is high time Turkey stopped criminalizing journalism. This requires legislative reform and a change of attitude on the part of the judicial apparatus. But the first step is to end the nightmare that the imprisoned journalists are living through.”The trial of Sik, Sener and eight Oda TV journalists opened on 22 November in Istanbul with representatives of many Turkish and international media freedom organizations, including Reporters Without Borders, attending as observers. In one hearing after another, it has become clear that the prosecution has no case, but the provisional release requests have been systematically rejected without any grounds being given.Oda TV news editor Dogan Yurdakul, who is 66, was released on health grounds on 22 February but he is the only one. He said he was partly relieved after a difficult year in detention but his relief would be complete only when his colleagues were freed. The next hearing in the trial is scheduled for 12 March.The prosecutor’s office in the northern Istanbul district of Silivri has just announced that Balbay, a Cumhuriyet journalist arrested on 6 March 2009, and Özkan, Kanaltürk TV’s owner and head of a political party, who was arrested on 23 September 2008, will no longer be subjected to solitary confinement.Accused of membership of the alleged terrorist network Ergenekon, they spent a total of 369 days in solitary confinement in Silivri high-security prison. They will now share cells with the Oda TV detainees.The European Court of Human Rights recently addressed questions to the Turkish authorities about the treatment Özkan has received. They have until 10 April to explain how the length of his pre-trial detention is compatible with article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which requires a trial within a “reasonable” period and the possibility of an appeal in which all parties are heard.In a separate case, the lawyers of Ragip Zarakolu, a publisher and columnist who has been held for more than four months, petitioned the European Court of Human Rights on 27 February. Özcan Kiliç, one of his lawyers, told Reporters Without Borders that they are accusing the authorities of violating articles 3, 5, 10 and 13 of the convention because they interrogated him in a way that was tantamount to mistreatment, imprisoned him without plausible grounds, violated his right to free expression and denied him due process.Arrested on 28 October, Zarakolu has yet to be formally charged. During the initial interrogation sessions, he was accused of writing columns for the daily Özgür Gündem, attending the inauguration of the Istanbul Political Academy, which is linked to the legal pro-Kurd party BDP, and taking “too many” trips abroad, which suggested that he was participating in the activities of outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an armed separatist organization.Held in Kocaeli high-security prison (southeast of Istanbul), Zarakolu is now sharing a cell with his son, Deniz Zarakolu, who was arrested in the same investigation on 5 October, and with other detainees. The same prison is being used to hold most of the male journalists and employees of pro-Kurd media such as Ömer Celik, Ramazan Pekgöz and Sadik Topaloglu who were arrested during a series of raids on 20 December.The women arrested in these raids, including Zeynep Kurtay, Nahide Ermis and Semiha Alankus, are being held in Istanbul’s Bakirköy prison. Although they have been detained for more than two months, they are still waiting to know what they are charged with. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia March 3, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A year in prison for no reason TurkeyEurope – Central Asia April 28, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Turkey Help by sharing this information News Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Newscenter_img to go further Organisation Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor (Photo: AFP / Adem Altan) Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Union Gives 2 Pasadena Hotels Failing ‘COVID Hotel Grades’ in New Listing

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena A regional labor union representing hospitality workers assigned two Pasadena hotels failing grades on a new listing it released Thursday ranking hotels’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.UNITE HERE Local 11 published the “COVID Hotel Grades” ranking online, evaluating 78 Southern California hotels “to alert Los Angeles County hotel guests which hotels have key guarantees in place during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the union said in a written statement.It assigned “F” grades to both the Langham Huntington and the Westin Pasadena, while the Hyatt Place Pasadena received a “D” rating from Local 11, and the Hilton Pasadena was assigned a “C.”“Governor Newsom’s recent announcement that dining and travel restrictions would begin to lift, as well as the persistently high number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southern California, has added urgency to the need for enhanced protocols that protect workers as well as the traveling public,” according to the statement.Criteria used in the listing include on-site precautions, health coverage for workers, recall rights allowing workers with special COVID-19 vulnerabilities to delay their returns to the workplace and “a voice on the job for workers through a recognized union to provide the support and protections workers need to raise concerns about COVID-19 safety,” the statement added.Just last month, however, Forbes Travel Guide designated the Langham Pasadena as one of the organization’s earliest “Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED” hotels, the company said at the time. The verification involved more than 360 standards, ranging from sanitation and ventilation to social distancing and communication with staff and guests.But Yesenia Ortiz, who works at both the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles and the Langham Huntington, said from her perspective, more should be done.“I feel better working at the JW Marriott in DTLA knowing that the company has signed an agreement to put extra cleaning protocols and protections in place,” she said. “At my second job, at the Langham Huntington Pasadena, we don’t have these same guarantees.”Local 11 Co-President Kurt Petersen said the pandemic has been “devastating” for union members.“The loss of income and risk of exposure to the virus has gone on for almost a full year,” he said. “We have said that when the hotel industry reopens, it has to be safe for our members. They deserve to be protected, and the public does too. will help us accomplish this.”Local 11’s L.A. County “COVID Hotel Grade” website is available at Huntington Hotel Gets Health Security Verification From Forbes Travel Guide Community News Union Gives 2 Pasadena Hotels Failing ‘COVID Hotel Grades’ in New Listing STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 4:22 pm Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newscenter_img 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Business News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Gardai question male over mugging of school children

first_img Previous articleBody recovered from River Shannon during searchesNext articleRacing – Free Race Day at Limerick Racecourse Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeatured Print Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsGardai question male over mugging of school childrenBy Staff Reporter – January 25, 2016 958 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Linkedincenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A MAN remains in Garda custody in Limerick following the robbery of three children on their way to school this Monday.Gardai say that a man approached the three secondary school children as they walked to school at around 8:30am.The three children were on a walkway linking Lee Estate and O’Dwyer’s Bridge.It is understood that two boys and one girl were walking in the vicinity of Arthlunkard Boat Club when they were approached by a lone male.The man, believed to have been carrying a weapon, threatened the three and stole a small amount of cash and a mobile phone from each child.The children were said to have been extremely upset and traumatised by the events.Gardai, following an alert to the incident, arrested a man in his 20s and he was brought to Mayorstone Garda Station for questioning.CCTV footage has been harvested from the area and initial searches were carried out In a bid to locate any of the stolen items and any suspected weapon used.Gardai at Mayorstone area appealing for the help of the public who may have witnessed the incident during the height of rush-hour to contact them on 061 456980. Facebooklast_img read more

Highland overwhelmed by Leprechauns

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Do to the huge response, we have delayed announcing the winners for our St Patrick’s Day colouring competition.Entries closed today but the postman had been extremely busy the past two days with van loads of envelopes containing Leprechauns in splendid colour.Boys and girls from across the north west are looking to win some Highland Easter delight treats.Since we had such a high level of entries the competition judges have doubled the prizes with first, second and third now in all categories.WE WILL BE HERE ALL WEEKEND TRYING TO FIND OUR WINNERS!!!!!Winners will be announced during the Jivetime Show with David James on Monday 22nd March. Twitter Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp By admin – March 19, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Facebook Previous article532 fines in Donegal for Covid regulation breachesNext article507 new cases of Covid-19, 16 in Donegal admin Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Highland overwhelmed by Leprechauns Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestlast_img read more

Major power outage strikes Letterkenny

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Major power outage strikes Letterkenny Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleIreland to face Russia for World BronzeNext articleMinisters urged to intervene & address foul odour in South Inishowen News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Almost two thousand homes and businesses are currently without power in the Letterkenny area this morning.Crews have been tasked to the scene to address the fault.It’s expected that the majority of customers will have power restored by 10.30am By News Highland – July 11, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

SLEUTHING: Young adults solve murder mystery at TPL

first_imgMessenger photo/Jaine TreadwellTessa Suell, far left, solved the crime at the Troy Public Library’s Murder Mystery Lock-in Thursday. Tessa is a ninth grade student at Goshen High School. She enjoys reading and mysteries are near the top of her reading list. By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The grass is always greener for Troy man’s family When the Dart landed on Hanchey Street this week, Grady Richards was doing what he’s done about every two weeks… read more Print Article Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… SLEUTHING: Young adults solve murder mystery at TPL By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skip Email the author Latest Stories Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Sometimes, I can’t decide and other times I think ‘oh, this is what happened,’” she said. “It’s fun to try to solve mysteries.”And, there’s some mystery yet to be solved. Tessa’s not “entirely sure” what she will do with the $50 prize money.   A total of 50 young adults participated in the Murder Mystery Lock-in at the Troy Public Library.“Everyone had a blast,” Colvin said. “As the kids were leaving they said attempting to solve the mystery was fun but it was very hard. It really had them thinking. We had 20 young adults at the Escape Room event earlier. They were ‘locked’ in a room and couldn’t get out until they solved the mystery. Events like these are fun and they are great learning experiences. The Troy Public Library is for people of all ages and we’re here year around.” Students from the Baptist Campus Ministries at Troy University played the suspects and were interrogated by the ‘detectives’ who worked individually or in groups.“This was a hard case to solve and, at first, I wasn’t sure it would be solved in the two-hour time frame,” Colvin said. “The first group to turn in their suspect was very close so I began to think that somebody might solve it.”And, somebody did. Published 3:00 am Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 Public Library young adult patrons played the role of detectives in The Pharaoh’s Curse- Initial Crime Incident at the Troy Public Library Thursday. Student volunteers from Troy University’s Baptist Campus Ministries played the suspects. A total of 50 young adults participated.A female student was found injured and unconscious at the bottom of the staircase at the high school gymnasium. The victim was identified as Amara Fahdi, a senior who was crowned Queen of the Nile at the Junior-Senior Prom, No witnesses to Amara’s fall have been identified. Police are investigating the crime.That was the scenario for the Murder Mystery Lock-in at the Troy Public Library Thursday. Young adult patrons of the TPL played detectives in the quest to solve the mystery. “This was a very difficult case to solve and it really had the ‘detectives’ scrambling to find the clues needed to solve the crime,” said Teresa Colvin, TPL young adult librarian. “What they knew about Amara was that she was a senior at a private college prep school. She was very popular and extremely smart. She has been accepted at Yale to study pre-law.” “Tessa Suell, who is 14 years old, worked alone and she solved the crime,” Colvin said. “She studied each clue and put everything together. She did an amazing job. She is a super sleuth.”Tessa enjoys reading and is no stranger to mysteries. And she “usually does better” when she works by herself.“I really studied the clues and there was one clue — a hieroglyphic note — that really made me think it was the mother of one of the students. When I put the clues together, they all pointed to her.”Tessa said mystery novels draw readers in. You Might Likelast_img read more

Domestic violence plays a role in many mass shootings, but receives less attention: Experts

first_imgcjrphotos/iStock(NEW YORK) — For many, the term “mass shooting” conjures up a random attack in which a lone gunman opens fire, often for unknown reasons.However, there have been just as many deadly mass shootings this year in which the shooter knew the victim, in many cases intimately, including instances of husbands killing their wives and children, or former partners killing their ex-girlfriends and other family members.The FBI defines a mass shooting as an incident where four or more people — not including the suspect — are killed. While there is no publicly accessible federal tracker of such incidents, various groups and watchdog organizations keep their own lists, often using different definitions of what qualifies as a mass shooting.Of the 20 mass shootings that ABC News identified in 2018 that fit the FBI’s parameters, 10 were instances of either intimate partner or family violence, both of which are forms of domestic violence.Seven of those 10 cases involved men fatally shooting either their girlfriend, wife, or ex-partner, along with at least three other people. Some of those other victims were relatives of the female victim; others were bystanders.Two of the 10 cases involved a familial homicide, with parents or children shooting their direct relatives.And in one case studied by ABC News, the male suspect kill his ex-partner’s four young children. In another case, a mother killed her own children.But too often, domestic violence doesn’t receive the same media attention as other types of shootings, say many domestic violence and gun control advocacy groups.“For so long, we’ve seen domestic violence as a personal issue – it happens in the home, don’t talk about it – but mass shootings show us otherwise,” said Bryan Pacheco, the spokesperson Safe Horizon, a crime and abuse victims’ services agency. “These are not just personal issues. These are community issues that we all should be tackling.”“The ability to help and support one survivor has the potential to save so many lives,” he added.John Cohen is a former Homeland Security official and current criminal justice professor who also works as an ABC News contributor.Cohen said that while it was not uncommon in the past for spurned partners to be violent towards their significant others, many of these incidents now involve powerful weapons and multiple bystander casualties.“Unlike in years past when they may go into a location and harm that person, instead they’re going into a school, a workplace, a house of worship, and they’re seeking to address their grievance by shooting a large group of people,” Cohen said.He specifically cited the deadly 2017 shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. In that incident, the shooter went to the church after allegedly expressing anger towards his mother-in-law, who was a parishioner. The suspect went to the church looking for his relatives but ended up killing 26 people before killing himself, authorities said.In November, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released a report on the threats facing women around the world, showing that some of their greatest and deadliest dangers are at home.The UN report found that 58 percent of women who were intentionally killed around the world in 2017 were killed by intimate partners or family members.The report notes that globally, men are about four times more likely to be the victims of intentional homicide, but the share of women as victims goes up dramatically when looking specifically at violence perpetrated by an intimate partner or family member.In those cases, 64 percent of victims of intimate partner- or family-related homicide are women, compared to the 36 percent of victims who are male. That percentage increases further for intimate partner homicide, as the report found that in those cases, 82 percent of victims are female and 18 percent are male.The youngest victims of the deadly mass shootings this year were all killed in domestic violence incidents. In June, a man killed his two children –- ages 1 and 6 –- as well as his girlfriend’s other children –- ages 10 and 12 –- following a hostage situation in Florida before killing himself.And the month before, a father killed his three children — ages 4, 6, and 8 — as well as his ex-wife’s new boyfriend. The suspect killed himself in front of his ex right after killing her boyfriend, she told The Huffington Post.Pacheco said “people can’t fathom” instances where suspects kill their children, but it fits with the issues at hand in domestic violence cases.“Domestic violence is about power and control and what’s the most terrible thing you can do to a mother or a father – usually a mother – is to harm their children,” he said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more