A massive clash between rival gangs Monday in an Ecuadorian jail left at least 15 people dead and 20 others injured. The violent event occurred at one of Ecuador’s largest jails, Latacunga, according to The Associated Press. Inmates fought with guns and knives inside of the complex, with officials attributing the violence to domestic and international drug trafficking groups, the AP continued. Agents are still searching the complex for bodies. WATCH: At least 15 people were dead and 20 injured after a clash between inmates armed with guns and knives inside the Latacunga prison in central Ecuador on Monday left, authorities said #Ecuador #Prisonriot #crime pic.twitter.com/FfPBtHFlgo — BNN Newsroom (@BNNBreaking) October 4, 2022 Footage from outside the prison shows what appears to be police dressed in camouflage gear running toward the sound of screams, gunfire, and loud bangs. One of those killed Monday was alleged drug cartel boss Leandro Norero, who was … [Read more...] about REPORT: 15 People Dead, 20 Others Injured In Ecuadorian Jail Riot
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin After losing around 700 tanks in Ukraine through this spring, the Russian army began pulling 50-year-old T-62 tanks out of long-term storage and sending them toward the front. The Ukrainian army by then had captured hundreds of Russian tanks. It was only a matter of time before the Ukrainians got their hands on some intact T-62s, too. As Russia’s wider war in Ukraine grinds into its eighth month, the Ukrainian army has captured at least three T-62s that outside analysts can confirm . Will the Ukrainians fix up these antique tanks and use them against the Russians? Every indication is—yes. The Ukrainian army doesn’t hesitate to use weapons even older than the T-62 is. The 41-ton T-62 with its 115-millimeter main gun was in production in the Soviet Union from 1961 to 1975. It was the USSR’s most important tank until the T-72 entered service in 1969. The Soviet army in the 1980s began shifting the T-62 to … [Read more...] about Ukraine Is Capturing Russia’s Old T-62 Tanks. Will It Use Them?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Khalid Parekh is the Founder & CEO of AMSYS. He launched FAIR bank in 2021 to provide cutting-edge financial services to all Americans. Business leaders spend their professional lives identifying a corporate vision and then molding and motivating “their people” to achieve it. That vision has to be largely focused on achieving and maintaining profitability. Otherwise, no more company and no more job, right? But achieving profitability is really not where corporate vision and responsibility should end. After all, as members of civil society who have thrived thanks largely to those who came before us and built our prosperous economy and society, I believe we have a moral responsibility to give back. Otherwise, future generations might not prosper as we have. And those future generations include our kids and our grandkids. These types of “giving back” business efforts are often referred to as “corporate … [Read more...] about Reasserting The Case For Corporate Philanthropy—Even In Trying Times
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Most advice with 401(k) plans starts and stops with, “contribute at least enough to get your employer match.” While that is good advice you should implement, it’s a tiny piece of what could be a very complex puzzle. Simply contributing enough to your 401(k) to get the match leaves you a long way from maximizing the financial power your employer-sponsored plan could offer you. And failing to fully leverage your 401(k) could cost you millions of dollars in the future. How To Get $2.4 Million (Or More) Into Your 401(k) In 20 Years Many people know the 2022 contribution limit for 401(k)s: it’s $20,500. The nuance that you might miss, however, is that limit considers the employee contributions. There are other contributions you can make, depending on how your plan is set up. An employee cannot contribute more than a combined $20,500 into a traditional and/or Roth 401(k) plan. But the true maximum that can go into a … [Read more...] about What You Don’t Know About Your 401(K) Could Cost You Millions
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As your income grows from your small business, it can be shocking how large your tax liabilities can be each year. From State and Federal income taxes to self-employment taxes, your tax bills can be painfully large. Tax planning is an essential part of running a successful business. Keep reading for ways to minimize your small business taxes each year. The larger your business income, the more valuable proactive tax planning can be. Most small businesses will need to utilize a number of the following tax-planning strategies. 1. Look for Ways to Reduce Your Adjusted Gross Income I am stating the obvious here, but the first step in tax planning for your business is to look for ways to reduce your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). I can’t tell you how often I have reviewed tax returns for high-income business owners who took practically no tax deductions against their incomes. A lower AGI can keep your income in lower … [Read more...] about 14 TAX-PLANNING STRATEGIES TO CUT YOUR BUSINESS TAXES
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Of all the uses of a shotgun, none ranks higher than to be employed for a driven bird shoot. This is the sport of Kings made possible by the advent of the breech-loading shotgun in the late nineteenth century, allowing a gunner to shoot thousands of rounds in a single day. Driven shooting was viewed as an especially nice way to spend an autumn day in the countryside when things got a bit stuffy in London. Lords and Ladies would hop trains bound for castles with accoutrement to last for a few days of pheasant and grouse shooting by day followed by formal dinners by night where there was plenty of wine. Always, plenty of wine. In fact, other than birds, wine and port might have been the most important ingredients to the shoot, and a key measure of the quality of the experience. The concept was straightforward: a line of royalty armed with a matched pair of side-by-side shotguns from one of London’s bespoke makers— Holland … [Read more...] about Scotland’s Driven Shooting: Dispatches From The Moors
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, announced Monday he is sending three of his teenage sons to fight in Ukraine, a move that could be considered a war crime and comes days after he suggested Moscow should impose martial law and use nuclear weapons in the wake of several embarrassing military defeats. Key Facts In a post on Telegram, Kadyrov said he is sending his teenage sons—ages 14, 15 and 16—to fight and “prove themselves” in battle on the Ukraine front, according to a translation from AFP. They have been trained for combat from a young age and will be sent to “the most difficult sections of the contact line,” Kadyrov said. Kadyrov, who insisted he was “not joking,” attached a video of the teenagers firing guns, rockets and heavy weapons on a range to the post. The admission could constitute acknowledgement of a potential war crime, … [Read more...] about Putin Ally Sends Teenage Sons To Fight In Ukraine—A Possible War Crime—Days After Urging Use Of Nuclear Weapons
Boulder Police Department is continuing its investigation into a Sunday morning shooting on University Hill that resulted in a suspect with non-life threatening injuries and an officer placed on leave. Officials did not have much new information regarding the case on Monday. The courts were closed in recognition of Frances Xavier Cabrini Day so the arrest affidavit was not yet available, and due to the ongoing investigation, the police report was not provided upon request. “We are following up on numerous leads from yesterday and appreciate all the information we’ve received from the community,” Boulder Police Department spokesperson Dionne Waugh wrote in an email. Waugh did not expect that additional information would be available on Monday, though she did confirm there had been no additional arrests related to the shooting that happened near the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. According to earlier Camera reporting , Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said in a … [Read more...] about Investigation into University Hill shooting in Boulder continues