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Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Teenage pregnancy rates remain high in Tarrant County Tori Knox + posts Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ Facebook Twitter Fort Worth’s cat population remains steady Linkedin printHandkerchiefs, bandanas and baggy jeans are no longer the unofficial uniform for gang-bangers. Gangs no longer lay claim to a particular side of town.Gang violence in Fort Worth was at its peak from the 1980s until the early 2000s. Over time, the violence has decreased and the traditional gang-banger lifestyle no longer exists.NARCOTIC SALESThe public’s common understanding of gangs has become obsolete, according to Fort Worth police gang experts.The evolution of crime is seen in gangs’ almost exclusive moneymaking focus, said Steve Groppi, a Fort Worth police officer who has worked with the gang unit since 1992.Gangs are most actively involved in narcotic sales. The main drug in Fort Worth is methamphetamine, said Brian Hall, director of Comin’ Up, a gang-intervention program.The American dream, the goal of a comfortable lifestyle, appeals to gang members, former leader of the Fort Worth west side Crips Abdul Chappell said.“[Gangs are a way] to acquire the American dream. [It was] the way we saw people around us doing it,” Chappell said.That shortcut to making money is the driving factor in gang activity today, Jesus Alaniz Fort Worth Police Department sergeant and Gang Enforcement Team Two supervisor said.“It’s all about money and cars,” he said. “It’s living the fast life.”Gangs and narcotics are tied together, Chappell said. “Here is access to [making money] by selling dope, or being involved with this particular crew.”In the 1980s and 1990s, gangs resembled less of a hierarchy organization than today, Alaniz said.“It was a brotherhood,” Chappell said.Over time, the brotherhood structure has been replaced with a culture similar to organized crime, Groppi said.The culture is now heavily influenced by drug cartels, Hall said.The lifestyle typically migrates from California.“Everything starts there,” Alaniz said.But, despite the California influences, Fort Worth has its own persona and lifestyle, Hall said.“The traditional way is gone,” Hall said. “Gang lifestyle from before is kind of cliché to the younger generation. They don’t want to be that gangbanger that their dad was or their uncle was.”THE CLOTHESIn the 1980s, gangs began to wear colors as a way of claiming their affiliation, said Chappell.When colors began to be used as identifiers, Hollywood also began to glamorize gang activity, Chappell’s journey into the gang lifestyle began when he stole his mother’s car and drove to California in hopes of meeting N.W.A. and Eazy-E so he could join Ruthless Records.N.W.A. was one of the figures in the sub-genre gangsta rap, which has become more popular over time.Now, artists like Go Yayo, are commonplace on YouTube and gang members are following those examples, Chappell said.“They actually believe that all that stuff is going on, like I believed Eazy-E and the N.W.A was really doing what they were [showing],” Chappell said.The mainstream acknowledgement and glamorization of gangs has coincided with the focus on making money.There has been a huge shift in the way gang members show their affiliation, Hall said. Colors aren’t worn anymore. The Crips and bloods are no longer wearing blue and red from head to toe, he said.During the height of gang violence, identifying gang members was easy because, for example, Crips would be wearing blue or Bloods would be wearing red, Alaniz said.Back in the day, if a Crip wore red he or she would be involved in a fight, but gang members no longer adopt that type of behavior, Hall said.“It’s not like it used to be anymore, where clothing was such a huge thing,” Groppi said.Now, it is not uncommon to see a gang member wearing skinny jeans, compared to the baggy and low-hanging pants gang members previously wore, Hall said.“Gang members have now, I would say, a more open mind as far as accepting different lifestyles and fashion subcultures,” Hall said.TERRITORY BORDERS ERASEDJust as colors were affiliated with specific gangs, cities were split into territories that were associated with a specific gang.The territories caused common turf wars during the peak of gang violence in Fort Worth, Groppi said.“At one point the west side was into it with everyone,” Chappell said.The territory wars contributed to the common drive-by shootings in the 1980s and 1990s, Groppi said.But today’s money-centric gang lifestyle has displaced the territory system and battles.Territories and making money don’t mix, Alaniz said.“You’re not going to get a pension for being a gangster,” Chappell said. “You’re not going to get a Social Security check. You’re not getting no kick back. Nobody’s going to help you when you become disabled. These things we understood and we accepted.”Now, current gang members don’t accept the financial realities of the traditional gang lifestyle and have adapted, Alaniz said.Gangs are now transient, retired police officer Luther Perry said.“Territories are bad for business,” Alaniz said.Selling drugs isn’t the same as it used to be, Chappell said. “Everyone and their momma sells drugs now.”Making money means working in teams. “It’s common to see gang members from different gangs driving with each other, hanging out with each other and it seems like a lot of the rivalries have been put aside in furtherance of making money,” Alaniz said.Part of making money is blending in, Alaniz said.“They realize, ‘I could make money doing this, but I can’t bring attention to myself,’” Groppi said.The loss of the color and tradition makes gang membership less obvious to an untrained eye than it was 20 years ago, Alaniz said.Before, gangs’ graffiti tags and writings on walls were in plain sight. Graffiti was used as a way to tell what sort of gang activity was happening in the area, but that has also changed, Hall said.“It went from walls on the street to Facebook walls,” Hall said.The color of a handkerchief or bandana is no longer a clear indicator of what gang an individual is affiliated with. Las Vegas Trail no longer divides gang territories.As making money and drug sales have become the focus of Fort Worth gangs, Alaniz said, “They have adapted.” Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/ ReddIt Linkedin Murder Worth no more? Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday ReddIt Previous articleThousands of people march through downtown Fort Worth for human rightsNext articleWomen’s basketball lands Oregon transfer Jayde Woods Tori Knox RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter National Night Out increases community safety Tori Knoxhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tori-knox/
Ulster powerhouse Iain Henderson slotted in to fine effect in the 50-7 opening Pool D win over Canada in Cardiff, leaving Toner playing catch-up. “It’s a huge opportunity for me personally and hopefully I can take it,” said Toner, ahead of Ireland’s clash with Romania at Wembley on Sunday. “It’s absolutely massive. “I was obviously disappointed not to be involved last week but it just reinforces the fact that everyone has to perform in every game and you take every game in isolation. “One hundred per cent Iain’s (Henderson) performance last week increases the pressure. “You can see the competition for places now, there’s real quality throughout. “And it just reinforces the strength in depth. “Hendy’s playing brilliantly well so I’ve really got to front up this week.” Press Association Devin Toner has admitted he must “front up” against Romania to win back his starting place in Ireland’s first-choice World Cup line-up. Leinster lock Toner was an integral part of Ireland’s successive RBS 6 Nations triumphs, but was summarily dropped by boss Joe Schmidt for the start of the World Cup. Toner admitted he must raise the stakes after a poor showing in Ireland’s final warm-up match, a 21-13 defeat to England at Twickenham on September 5. Ulster’s fast-improving Henderson has been backed to become an Ireland mainstay for years to come, and punched holes with ball in hand against Canada. Toner candidly accepted his position as needing to impose himself against the Romanians in a bid to claw back some lost ground. The 6ft 11in lock stands aloft as the tournament’s tallest player, and will lead Ireland’s lineout in forming a new lock partnership with Donnacha Ryan on Sunday. It would have been easy for Toner to claim he missed out on Canada selection purely on rotation – instead the straight-talking second row held up his hands on his below-par showing against England. “Any time you get a bit of disappointment, you look back at past games and see what you need to improve,” said Toner, feeling the heat from Henderson. “I have a pretty good idea how that I haven’t been getting on the ball a lot in the last couple of games, and mainly a couple of my defensive stats weren’t great. “So I think they were the two main reasons. “You do look back at what you need to improve and obviously Hendy is a fantastic ball carrier. “If I can emulate him it will be good, but I don’t know. “Defensively it’s just about getting the reps and getting off the line, actually making the tackles. “I think you saw in that England game that I slipped off Joe Marler when he went through, so it’s just about getting the bite in the shoulder and getting your feet underneath you. “I have an idea of what I need to improve on and Joe just reinforced it, but it is good to know where you need to work on.” Ireland defence coach Les Kiss admitted Toner needs to raise his level now in order to contest selection for the pivotal pool battles against Italy and France. “I wouldn’t say he has to counter what Hendy did, but from his own perspective he was disappointed with his performance against England,” said Kiss. “But he’s a good pro, and he played 20-odd games straight for us before that. “And he did play a lot of good rugby for us. “He’s certainly put his mind on the job and he’s hoping to rectify several things. “So we’d expect to see a bit of a change there.”
The friendly against Serbia is a warm-up for Sunday’s prestigious opening Euro 2020 qualifier away to the Netherlands with the Germans hunting revenge after a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of the Oranje last October at the Amsterdam Arena.Amid fears that German football is in decline, the 59-year-old Loew is under pressure to show that he can build a new era of success around a younger generation of players. Yet he has also faced fierce criticism for his decision to strike veteran World Cup winners Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Mueller from the national team set-up, falling offside with their club Bayern Munich in the process.The controversial call has been seen as a gamble, which has heightened the pressure ahead of Wednesday’s game.Joachim Loew faced fierce criticism for his decision to exclude World Cup winners Mats Hummels (pictured), Jerome Boateng and Thomas Mueller from the Germany set-up © AFP/File / GUENTER SCHIFFMANN“Loew is going all-in in a high-stakes game of poker,” wrote German football magazine Kicker on Monday.Yet the Germany boss has insisted that the right conclusions have been drawn from the failures of last year.“(Hummels, Boateng and Mueller) are all World Cup winners and great players, so the decision was always going to be debated,” said Loew on Tuesday. “But we are facing a new challenge. As I have said before, we need to be quicker, more dynamic and more ambitious.”– New guard –Loew has given three young players their first international call-up.Hertha Berlin defender Niklas Stark, 23, Werder Bremen midfielder Maximilian Eggestein and RB Leipzig full-back Lukas Klostermann, both 22, join the squad, which now contains just two survivors from the World-Cup-winning class of 2014 in Manuel Neuer and Toni Kroos. “We need to give the young players the feeling that they have our complete and total trust,” said Loew.Loew has confirmed that Neuer remains his first-choice goalkeeper, but said that Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen would get a chance to prove himself in the coming months.Germany coach Joachim Loew has given three young players their first international call-up, Niklas Stark (pictured), Maximilian Eggestein and Lukas Klostermann © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZHe also called upon younger players such as Niklas Suele, 23, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, both 24, to step up into leadership roles. “Some players need to take the next step,” he said on Friday. “Goretzka and Kimmich are guys with clear ideas, ambition and opinions.”“Suele has to take on responsibility, we expect more from him now,” said Loew. “He needs to organise and direct proceedings at the back.”As the direct heir to rejected defensive duo Hummels and Boateng, Suele will be under particular scrutiny against Serbia.– Klinsmann criticism –Many have questioned Loew’s decision to get rid of two such experienced defenders, including his predecessor and former colleague Jurgen Klinsmann, who coached Germany to third at the 2006 World Cup with Loew as his assistant. “My personal hope is that the door remains open for Hummels, Boateng and Mueller,” Klinsmann told AFP subsidiary SID this week.“They are top players, and it’s important to have them at your disposal if you need them.”“It obviously increases the pressure on the team a bit when you make a decision like that.”Yet Loew said on Tuesday that he would not let the pressure get to him.“I have been doing this job for 14 years, so I know how to deal with pressure and criticism,” he said. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Joachim Loew is under pressure ahead of Germany’s friendly against Serbia on Wednesday © AFP / Tobias SCHWARZBerlin, Germany, Mar 19 – Germany coach Joachim Loew hopes to prove his critics wrong and open 2019 with a win when his new-look team host Serbia in a friendly in Wolfsburg on Wednesday. Loew, who arrived in Wolfsburg later than expected due to a dental operation this week, is hoping to bounce back from a painful 2018, in which Germany suffered an early World Cup exit and were relegated from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League.
Donegal County Archives is celebrating 20 years this year and to mark this auspicious year, the Archives Service is delighted to announce that its most prestigious and invaluable collection of archives has now gone online. The public can now access the Poor Law Union/Board of Guardians/ Workhouses, 1840 – 1922, in partnership with the company Find My Past at: https://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-Records/donegal-workhouses-registers-and-minute-booksThese records can be accessed on the Find My Past website for a fee however, the website is free to view on public computers at County Donegal’s public libraries, but the computers must be booked in advance. More than 400,000 records from the Donegal workhouses, including admission and discharge registers, are contained in the digitised archives.These records are truly invaluable for the study of local, family and academic history of Ireland, particularly from the era of the Great Famine right through to partition in 1921 and the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922. These records depict an Ireland that is unrecognisable to us today, rural and poverty stricken; large landed estates; and desperately poor tenants; under British rule; before partition.The archives tell the human stories of those families and individuals – our ancestors- who spent time in the dreaded workhouse due to desperate poverty or homelessness. The minutes and admission and discharge registers shine a spotlight into the lives of the poorest of the poor and those who were entrusted with assisting them, the masters, matrons, nurses, porters, attendants, teachers etc; the tradespeople who supplied the workhouses; and the rate collectors who were charged with collecting the tax that funded them. The workhouses were in Carndonagh, Glenties, Ballyshannon, Donegal, Milford, Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Dunfanaghy. The oldest register is from Inishowen and covers the whole period of the Famine. There are over 900 records in total. The surviving records for Co. Donegal workhouses include admission and discharge registers, indoor relief registers for those who spent time resident in the workhouses. Survivals for registers differ for each workhouse, there are incomplete sets for some and very few for others. For the complete list of workhouse records please see http://www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/archives/countyarchivescollection/Donegal County Archive Service is located at the Three Rivers Centre, Lifford. You can call +353 74 9172490, e-mail: [email protected] or follow on Facebook and Twitter. #archives20Invaluable records from Donegal workhouses now available online was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Archives
A buddy comedy set in the world of the Golden State Warriors? Hollywood producer Dan Fogelman thought it was a slam dunk.But the show never made it to the air and that failure just might have paved the way for the biggest hit of Fogelman’s career — “This Is Us.”Maybe Steph Curry could have made a cameoSpeaking on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” earlier this week, Fogelman, who created “This Is Us,” recalled how he made a series pilot for ABC with the Warriors just as the team was “rising to …
Levi Nyberg had a trio of rushing touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies fell 35-20 on homecoming to visiting Foothill—Palo Cedro, Friday night at Husky Field.Nyberg kept the Huskies close in the first half with a pair of gritty touchdown runs.The junior put Fortuna on the board early in the second quarter with a 4-yard run. Kobe Letter punched it in from two yards out on the ensuing 2-point conversion to put the Huskies ahead 8-7. The scoring opportunity was furnished by a blocked …
#KicksStalker: James debuts LeBron 15 ‘Cavs’ on NBA Media Day The 27-year-old Fajardo, who already holds the league record by being named MVP the past three years, owns an average of 38.4 statistical points in the season with teammate Alex Cabagnot a distant second with 33.5 points.Fajardo is also primed to win his sixth Best Player of the Conference, averaging 18.5 points, 10 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo is in third with 32.0, San Miguel forward Arwind Santos is in fourth (31.5) while TNT guard Jayson Castro completes the top five (31.11).Phoenix sharpshooter Matthew Wright, meanwhile, leads all first-year players in the statistical race with 26.07 SPs average. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PBA IMAGESJune Mar Fajardo is tipped to have another MVP season after leading the league in statistical points through the end of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup elimination round.The San Miguel Beer center is showing no signs of slowing down as he moves toward earning his fourth MVP award to tie legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio with the most number of plums.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments The fight for the Rookie of the Year award, however, is considered a three-man race with Star playmaker Jio Jalalon and TNT swingman Roger Pogoy also strong candidates to win.Not only that Pogoy and Jalalon have the numbers to show with 23.06 and 21.59 points, respectively, just behind Wright, they also played vital roles in helping their teams make deeper runs in the playoffs throughout the season.Phoenix missed out on the Governors’ Cup playoffs while Star entered the semifinals in each of the three conferences this year. TNT, meanwhile, is primed to join the semis cast having secured a twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa
While most of us are winding down from a busy 2012 and getting into the festive season, our Australian teams are still busy training in the lead up to the Super Trans Tasman in early February. This weekend will see the Australian Men’s and Mixed Open teams travel to Parkes, New South Wales as they prepare to defend their Trans Tasman titles they claimed in April this year. The Parkes Touch Association has once a year hosted the Men’s Open team in recent times and is excited to this year accommodate the inclusion of the Mixed team to the area as well. The camp will also include clinics with Parkes junior Touch Football representatives as has been done in previous years. The Women’s Open team will be holding their training camp in Brisbane on Saturday and the Sunshine Coast on Sunday as they aim to continue their dominance over New Zealand. Stay tuned to the website next week to read training camp diaries from a representative of each the Australian Open teams. Related LinksAussie Teams In Camp
OSU then-freshman Erik Evans (43) defends a Maryland player in a game on April 18 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is looking for payback from last year as it gets ready to square off against Detroit on Saturday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for the Buckeyes’ home opener.Saturday’s game marks the first time the two teams have faced each other since the last year’s regular-season opener. Although the Scarlet and Gray put up a late fight, Detroit came out on top in that game, 9-8.OSU coach Nick Myers said he realizes his team will be looking to harness its hunger for payback and use it for extra motivation against the Titans.“I’d be lying to you if I told you the kids weren’t excited to get the opportunity to play Detroit,” Myers said. “That’s the beauty of sports, when you get (that) opportunity.”Senior midfielder and co-captain Kacy Kapinos shared his coach’s sentiments, knowing this game will be a battle.“Last year, that game didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to,” Kapinos said. “We know that any team can beat any team, any week, so we play every game like it’s a championship.”OSU will face a Detroit team that has certainly improved over the last few years, thanks in large part to the efforts of coach Chris Kolon. In his first year with the team in 2015, Kolon led the Titans to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship semifinals and the program’s first-ever winning record of 8-6.Detroit returns four starters, including sophomore attacker and 2015 MAAC Rookie of the Year Mark Anstead and two-time All-MAAC junior goalie Jason Weber. Anstead was second on the team in points in 2015 with 38, and Weber led the country for the second straight year with 14.43 saves per game.The Buckeyes are hoping to start the regular-season home schedule off right with a win. Redshirt junior midfielder and co-captain Tyler Pfister said he knows how important this game is.“Playing in front of a home crowd is obviously huge for us,” Pfister said. “We not only want to make our fans proud, but prove to ourselves what we know we can do.”Myers acknowledged the importance of the first home game, but he said he doesn’t want the team to get too ahead of itself.“The fact that we’re at home, in front of a home crowd, is something that adds to it,” Myers said. “I think at the end of the day, you have to focus on the task at hand.”Momentum after win at FurmanThe Buckeyes will look to capture the same magic they were able to harness in their 8-7 win at Furman.Junior midfielder John Kelly scored with four seconds left in the game to give OSU the win in the regular-season opener. Kelly caught the pass from junior attacker Austin Shanks and threw it in the back of the net while falling to the ground to complete the game-winner.“We know what (Kelly) can do, so it wasn’t a surprise necessarily,” Pfister said. “We had drawn it up in the huddle and knew what was going to happen — we just didn’t know how it was going to happen.”Though OSU did get the win, Myers said he realizes his team could have played better and has focused in practice this week on getting the team to play more up-tempo.“One of the themes this week for us has been playing more between the lines and creating more transition goals,” Myers said. “I’m really happy with the way the men have responded to it, and I feel like we’ve made some improvements.”An up-tempo attack, coupled with the Buckeyes balanced offensive attack, could prove to be the right formula to exact their revenge against Detroit in their upcoming game.Big Ten Players of the WeekJunior Jake Withers and sophomore Brendan Barger were recognized as Big Ten Players of the Week after the Buckeyes’ win at Furman.Withers was honored as the Big Ten Specialist of the Week after winning 14 of his 19 faceoffs, including all nine in the second and third quarters of the game. He also picked up a team-high nine ground balls in the win. This is Withers’ first time receiving the award.Barger was awarded the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after causing three turnovers in the game at Furman. He played a major role in the Buckeye defense that only allowed seven goals on 19 attempted shots. This is also Barger’s first time receiving the honor.What’s nextAfter Detroit, OSU is scheduled to travel to Amherst on Feb. 20 to go up against Massachusetts. The game is set to begin at noon.