RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgRioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RioZim Limited (RIOZ.zw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileRioZim is an integrated mining and metallurgical company in Zimbabwe with an extensive portfolio of resources in gold, base metals, diamonds, coal and chrome. It mining operations include Renco Gold Mine in Masvingo Province, and Cam & Motor Gold Mine and Empress Nickel Refinery; both in the Mashonaland West Province. RioZim also has interests in Sengwa Colliery (Private) Limited with coal assets in Gokwe North; Murowa Diamonds (Private) Limited with operations in Zvishavane; and Marnatha ferrochrome refinery in Kadoma. RioZim separated from its parent company, Rio Tinto plc, in 2004 to become a wholly-owned Zimbabwean company. Its subsidiaries include RioGold (Private) Limited, RioZim Base Metals (Private) Limited and RioDiamonds (Private) Limited. RioZim Group Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons why I’d buy £1,000 worth of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust shares today

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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 3 reasons why I’d buy £1,000 worth of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust shares today One of the standout shares from 2020 was Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE:SMT). Although it’s had a track record of good performance, last year really put the fund on the map. SMT shares doubled in value in 2020, causing a lot of raised eyebrows. After all, the investment trust isn’t a conventional FTSE 100 stock and a fund might not normally be expected to deliver such big returns over a year. But if I had £1,000 that I was looking to deploy right now, I think SMT offers good value for me.Exposure to US techThe first reason why I’d buy today is because of the short-term dip we’ve seen over the past few weeks. SMT shares are actually down almost 15% over the past month. This can be attributed to the sell-off in US tech. I wrote a piece earlier this week that explained why we’re seeing such a sell-off. In my opinion, there’s still value to be had in selective US tech shares as long as I do my research.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…SMT is run by Baillie Gifford, an experienced investment management house. So I don’t doubt it has done its research and believes the large US holdings it has (such as Tesla and Amazon) are good for the long term. As a result, I’m happy to buy SMT shares now.I can’t always time the market to perfection. So SMT shares may continue to drop in the coming days and weeks. But the fact that I’ve already been able to buy at 15% lower than a month ago is enough of a discount to get me excited.Pros but also some cons with SMT shares A second reason why I’d buy SMT shares at the moment is because of the heavy weighting towards consumer cyclicals. This accounts for 44.2% of the stocks held within the investment trust, as of the end of 2020. ‘Consumer cyclical’ basically refers to stocks that follow the cycle of the economy. For example, housing. Construction and estate agents typically do better during booms than during recessions. I like the fact that SMT has a large exposure to consumer cyclicals at the moment. I think the global economy is getting primed for a strong cycle out of recession and into growth over the next year or so. These stocks should pull the performance of the fund higher, raising the SMT share price in the process.The final reason I like SMT shares is the diversification it gives me in my portfolio. At the moment, I think that diversification is key given the uncertainty in the market. Some of my growth shares aren’t performing that well, but other income stocks are exceeding my expectations. SMT sits in-between this, given that it’s essentially an actively managed mutual fund.There are risks in buying the stock now though. If US tech shares really do go even lower, then SMT shares will follow suit given their exposure to that area. Secondly, the share price doesn’t always perfectly track the actual net asset value of the stocks held within the fund. So I could end up paying a premium above the actual value of the stocks, which isn’t ideal at all.But the bottom line is that I think SMT shares look attractive after the dip, so I’d buy them now. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. Jonathan Smith | Friday, 12th March, 2021 | More on: SMT See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Future Faces: Alex Matthews and Jonathan Evans

first_img05.09.12 – Newport Gwent Dragons Squad 2012-13 – Jonathan Evans©Huw Evans Agency, Cardiff Study buddy: Evans makes time for education (HE)Tell us about your rugby background.I first played when I was 12 or 13. I was bored of football, so I went to Bargoed rugby club to try something different.Have you always been a scrum-half?I was outside-half through most of the age groups but changed to scrum-half when I came to the Dragons U16s, because academy coach John Williams felt I was more suited to it.What do you like about your position?I like being in and around the action and telling people what to do.Which Wales teams have you played for?Wales U18 twice, then Wales U20. I played for them 20 times in all, over two seasons.What are your aims?I’ve had two seasons in the Dragons senior squad and this is the first time I’ve played before Christmas instead of being injured. Wayne Evans and Joe Bedford have both been out so I’ve played a lot and now I feel like the coaches have got some confidence in me. My aim is to try and maintain this first-team place and establish myself as a player in this league.What do you do in your spare time?I’m studying sports management at uni and I also help out coaching at Rumney Valley District U15s. I try to get down there once a week and I go to any games I can, to put something back.RW Verdict: This talented 20-year-old has made the step up into the adult game and is set to keep improving. This article appeared in the Decemeber 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Alexandra Matthews(Richmond)Family ties: Alex, little sister of FranHow did you get into rugby?My dad wanted my sister Fran and me to join the local athletics club but we were too young, so he took us to Camberley rugby club instead. I was three, Fran was seven.Have you played in different positions?I played everywhere, but I was mainly a centre until I went to Hartpury College at 16 and they asked me to move to No 8.Do you enjoy playing in the back row?I love it! I like the big hits.Who was your mentor?My Camberley coach Bob Jones was and still is a big part of it all. He’s like my number one fan now! My parents have done a lot for me, of course, and Fran my sister (who also plays for England).When did you get involved with England?I joined the national talent development group when I was 13 and played U18s and U20s. Then last year, when I’d just turned 18, I was called into the senior England squad, which was pretty crazy.You’re only 19 – do you miss out on teenage life?I still put time aside for a bit of partying!RW Verdict: Capped at 18 and with games against the Black Ferns already in her locker, Matthews is set for a long Test career.Jonathan Evans(Dragons) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Kieran Read named IRB Player of the Year 2013 as All Blacks get hat-trick

first_imgTuesday Dec 3, 2013 Kieran Read named IRB Player of the Year 2013 as All Blacks get hat-trick New Zealand won all three big awards for 2013 as Kieran Read was named IRB Player of the Year, the All Blacks named Team of the Year, and coach Steve Hansen named Coach of the Year. Hansen receives the award for the second year running, while the All Blacks got Team of the Year for the fourth year running.Last year Dan Carter won the award, so it is also the second year running that the Player of the Year has gone to a New Zealand player.“It’s been an outstanding year for the All Blacks and a great year to be an All Blacks fan, and we are very proud of what skipper Richie (McCaw) and the team has achieved,” said Steve Tew.“Kieran deserves particular acknowledgement for the remarkable season he has put in both on and off the field. The fact this is Steve’s second straight Coach of the Year award is also significant and deserves our congratulations,” he said.Coach Hansen himself said: “I’d like to congratulate Kieran on his award as it is well deserved. He has been outstanding and has been a major contributor all season. “It’s been a big year and I am incredibly proud of what the boys have achieved. I thank them for their commitment and efforts throughout the year.“It’s certainly special to have the All Blacks named for all three IRB awards, so it’s important that we thank and acknowledge all those behind the team because it wouldn’t happen without them – the players, our management, the other team behind us at New Zealand Rugby, All Blacks fans around the world, but most importantly, thanks to our families for the love and support that allows us to focus on this great Game.”The panel, chaired by Australia’s RWC 1999 winning captain John Eales, also comprises Will Greenwood, Gavin Hastings, Raphaël Ibanez, Francois Pienaar, Agustín Pichot, Scott Quinnell, Tana Umaga and Paul Wallace. The panel has deliberated on every major Test played in 2013, starting with the opening RBS Six Nations match and culminating with the November internationals. Previous winners of the IRB Player of the Year Award:2012 Dan Carter (New Zealand)2011 Thierry Dusautoir (France)2010 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)2009 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)2008 Shane Williams (Wales)2007 Bryan Habana (South Africa)2006 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)2005 Dan Carter (New Zealand)2004 Schalk Burger (South Africa)2003 Jonny Wilkinson (England)2002 Fabien Galthié (France)2001 Keith Wood (Ireland)Previous Winners of IRB Team of the Year Award:2012 New Zealand2011 New Zealand2010 New Zealand2009 South Africa2008 New Zealand2007 South Africa2006 New Zealand2005 New Zealand2004 South Africa2003 England2002 France2001 AustraliaPrevious Winners of IRB Coach of the Year Award:2012 Steve Hansen (New Zealand)2011 Graham Henry (New Zealand)2010 Graham Henry (New Zealand)2009 Declan Kidney (Ireland)2008 Graham Henry (New Zealand)2007 Jake White (South Africa)2006 Graham Henry (New Zealand)2005 Graham Henry (New Zealand)2004 Jake White (South Africa)2003 Clive Woodward (England)2002 Bernard Laporte (France)2001 Rod Macqueen (Australia)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error All Blacks Related Articles 40 WEEKS AGO North vs South should be a permanent fixture… 40 WEEKS AGO Barrett could easily end up on All Blacks… 42 WEEKS AGO Future All Blacks? Here are the standout… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Irish charity boss calls for more corporate support

first_img The head of one of the country’s leading charities says that corporate Ireland needs to become more aware and supportive of charities here. Jonathan Irwan is the founder and chief executive of the Jack and Jill Foundation.The Foundation provides early intervention home respite to severely handicapped developmentally delayed babies.According to Jonathan Irwan big business tends to support the bigger charities. Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 October 2005 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis He says it’s important that the business sector support other charities with a steady stream of funding.“They haven’t yet got that American ethos of giving to everyday charities on a regular basis”, Mr Irwan said.It is very tax-efficient nowadays, he added.“If only they could read the letters we get everyday¦it would turn their hearts”, said Mr Irwan.The Foundation recently shared ‚€65,000 as part of stockbrokers NCB’s charity fundraising day. iCross and Enable Ireland were also supported.center_img Irish charity boss calls for more corporate support Tagged with: Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Global Smart Tracker Market Research 2020-2024 | Market Impact Analysis for the New Normal…

first_img TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp Market segmentsComparison by TechnologyBluetooth – Market size and forecast 2019-2024Cellular technology – Market size and forecast 2019-2024GPS – Market size and forecast 2019-2024Market opportunity by Technology Customer landscapeOverview Geographic LandscapeGeographic segmentationGeographic comparisonNorth America – Market size and forecast 2019-2024Europe – Market size and forecast 2019-2024APAC – Market size and forecast 2019-2024South America – Market size and forecast 2019-2024MEA – Market size and forecast 2019-2024Key leading countriesMarket opportunity by geography Drivers, Challenges, and TrendsMarket driversMarket challengesMarket trends Vendor LandscapeOverviewLandscape disruption Vendor AnalysisVendors coveredMarket positioning of vendorsChipolo d.o.o.Innova Technology PTE Ltd.Kaltio Technologies OyLugLocMars Inc.PB Inc. dba PebblebeeSamsung Electronics Co. Ltd.Smart Tracking Technologies LLCTile Inc.TrackR Inc. AppendixScope of the reportCurrency conversion rates for US$Research methodologyList of abbreviations Technavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19. Technavio’s in-depth research has direct and indirect COVID-19 impacted market research reports. Register for a free trial today and gain instant access to 17,000+ market research reports. Technavio’s SUBSCRIPTION platform About Us Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203006016/en/ CONTACT: Technavio Research Jesse Maida Media & Marketing Executive US: +1 844 364 1100 UK: +44 203 893 3200 Email:[email protected] Website:www.technavio.com/ KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SOFTWARE NETWORKS HARDWARE SOURCE: Technavio Research Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 08:19 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 08:19 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203006016/en LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The smart tracker market is poised to grow by USD 467.53 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 9% during the forecast period. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203006016/en/ Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Smart Tracker Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Worried about the impact of COVID-19 on your business? Here is an exclusive report talking about Market scenarios, Estimates, the impact of lockdown, and Customer Behaviour. Get FREE Sample Report in Minutes! The report on the smart tracker market provides a holistic update, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario and the overall market environment. The market is driven by a rapid decline in the ASP of the smart tracker. The smart tracker market analysis includes the technology and geography landscape. This study identifies the emergence of the rugged smart tracker as one of the prime reasons driving the smart tracker market growth during the next few years. This report presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters. The smart tracker market covers the following areas: Smart Tracker Market Sizing Smart Tracker Market Forecast Smart Tracker Market Analysis Companies MentionedChipolo d.o.o.Innova Technology PTE Ltd.Kaltio Technologies OyLugLocMars Inc.PB Inc. dba PebblebeeSamsung Electronics Co. Ltd.Smart Tracking Technologies LLCTile Inc.TrackR Inc. Related Reports on Information Technology Include: Global GPS Tracker Market – The GPS tracker market is segmented by end-user (logistics and transportation, construction and mining, government, and oil and gas) and geography (Europe, APAC, North America, MEA, and South America). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report Global CRM Outsourcing Market – The CRM outsourcing market is segmented by end-user (BFSI, telecom and IT, retail, healthcare, and others), geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America), and key vendors. Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report Key Topics Covered: Executive SummaryMarket Overview Market LandscapeMarket ecosystemValue chain analysis Market SizingMarket definitionMarket segment analysisMarket size 2019Market outlook: Forecast for 2019 – 2024 Five Forces AnalysisBargaining power of buyersBargaining power of suppliersThreat of new entrantsThreat of substitutesThreat of rivalryMarket condition Market Segmentation by ApplicationMarket segmentsComparison by ApplicationConsumer products – Market size and forecast 2019-2024Pets – Market size and forecast 2019-2024Luggage – Market size and forecast 2019-2024Market opportunity by Application Market Segmentation by Technology Twitter Local News Facebook Pinterest Global Smart Tracker Market Research 2020-2024 | Market Impact Analysis for the New Normal | Technavio Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Previous articleTekce Overseas: “Bitcoin Peaked, Profit Realized in Real Estate”Next articleHuman rights, COVID at issue 1 year before Beijing Olympics Digital AIM Web Support Pinterestlast_img read more

Soldiers who served in NI during Troubles to be exempt from prosecution

first_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – May 6, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Soldiers who served in NI during Troubles to be exempt from prosecution Google+ Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter WhatsApp British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles are to be exempt from prosecution.Reports in the UK media suggest it is to be announced by Queen Elizabeth in a speech next week.It’s believed new legislation would create a statute of limitations on any alleged offences committed before the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.The bill would also cover members of loyalist and republican paramilitary groups and ban prosecutions for them also.SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says if this is allowed happen it will be a betrayal of victims:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/eastwood830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDonegal Deputy bringing forward bill for referendum on voting ageNext articleNorth West counties allowed challenge games News Highland Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Better tourism planning needed for 2021 – McGarvey

first_img Twitter Better tourism planning needed for 2021 – McGarvey AudioHomepage BannerNews There are calls on the relevant tourism bodies to put a bigger emphasis on lesser known places in west Donegal next year. While the county has seen a huge influx of tourists this year, it’s thought that many of them tend to head towards the bigger towns and attractions with smaller villages missing out.Glenties Cllr Noreen Mc Garvey says with staycations being the big focus in 2020, it’s important to capitalise on that going forward.Cllr McGarvey says better planning is needed for 2021 to ensure every community gets a piece of the pie:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/noredfgdgdfgden1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – September 10, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebookcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleCalls for more buses for Letterkenny’s special schoolsNext articleCouncil acquire much sought after land at Swan Park News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Outrage in Moville after local pitch vandalised

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Outrage in Moville after local pitch vandalised DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Pinterest Previous articleFirst Communions postponed in Derry DioceseNext articleLetterkenny housing project a step closer News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ By News Highland – March 25, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A community in North Inishowen has been left reeling after their local football pitch was vandalised in recent days.The playing grounds of Moville Celtic were discovered damaged on Wednesday with goalposts torn down and an area outside the changing rooms also destroyed.Litter was also strewn across the grounds.It’s believed that a group of youths are behind the incident.Coach at Moville Celtic Donal Skelly says the facility is widely used for personal training but they may now have no other choice but to shut the gates altogether:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/donalmoville1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Sheriff blasts Walmart’s security following armed robbery at Maryland store

first_imgslobo/iStock(SYKESVILLE, Md.) — A Maryland sheriff criticized Walmart for what he described as its lack of armed security following several incidents involving guns in recent weeks at Walmart locations, including an armed robbery that occurred last week at a local store.On Friday morning, a man walked up to a register at a Walmart in Sykesville, Md., and “repeatedly” displayed a handgun while demanding money, according to a statement from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The Walmart employee complied, and the man fled the area, authorities said.Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees blasted the company’s corporate security policies, telling the Carroll County Times on Friday that it “breeds this type of activity.”DeWees described the company as being “reactive” rather than “proactive,” saying that would-be criminals are aware that they will encounter little to no security when conducting illegal activity in the store.“They all but wait for these things to happen before they put measures into place,” DeWees said of Walmart.The Maryland incident came less than a week after a gunman killed 22 people and injured dozens more at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, three days after two men who were arguing pulled guns on each other at a Walmart in Baton Rouge and one day after a man in Springfield, Missouri, walked into a Walmart armed with a rifle and wearing body armor.In addition, on July 30, two Walmart employees in Southaven, Mississippi, were shot dead by a coworker.DeWees said Walmart needs to start employing armed security to prevent crimes from occurring at the store, adding that his deputies patrol the local Walmart more frequently.“Find me a Walmart that isn’t a burden on law enforcement resources and I will kiss your a–,” he told the Carroll County Times. “Their corporate policies are pitiful when it comes to securing their stores and protecting their employees and the customers that are there.”Walmart Director of National Media Relations LeMia Jenkins told ABC News in a statement that the corporation values its relationship with the sheriff’s office and understands that the sheriff “has concerns.”“Anytime a member of law enforcement raises concerns, we want to have dialogue with them to better understand them and how we can work together,” Jenkins said, adding that Walmart representatives plan on meeting with DeWees.Walmart spokesman Casey Staheli told the Carroll County Times that the company recognizes the security issues “at the highest levels of the company” and is “investing in people, programs and technology to support our stores.”The company doesn’t just want to ‘detect” crime but “deter” it as well, Staheli told the local newspaper.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more