Football and MMA drive OR lottery betting growth in June

Posted On Aug 24 2021 by

first_img Regions: US Oregon Finance Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Finance Sports betting Email Address The Oregon Lottery’s SBTech-powered sportsbook app Score Board has seen revenue and handle growth continue into June, thanks again to the strong performance of football, mixed martial arts and table tennis. 3rd August 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Oregon Lottery’s SBTech-powered sportsbook app Score Board has seen revenue and handle growth continue into June, thanks again to the strong performance of football, mixed martial arts and table tennis.Total turnover for the offering was up 8.2% month-over-month to $7.9m (£6.0m/€6.7m), with table tennis once again the most popular sport. While table tennis failed to match its $3.8m handle from May, its June total of $2.8m of stakes was again the largest across all sports.Football, in a month when European leagues such as the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga resumed, saw handle almost double month-on-month, rising 93.8% to $1.9m.Mixed martial arts (MMA), on the other hand, saw its handle remain flat compared to May, at $1.0m.After player winnings, revenue for the month came to $777,903, a 30.1% improvement on the prior month, and suggesting a margin of 9.82%. Football was the main source of revenue, accounting for $239,360 of the total, followed by MMA on $205,695. Table tennis, despite its higher handle, came in third with revenue of $178,579.Over the month 7,782 unique active players placed 258,565 bets, at an average value of $30.64, with 674 new registrations in June.Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Football and MMA drive OR lottery betting growth in Junelast_img read more

The State Pension is under attack! This is what I’m doing to retire in comfort

Posted On Jul 5 2021 by

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Royston Wild | Thursday, 18th June, 2020 Thinking of retiring just on the State Pension? If recent reports are true, then you may need to seriously rethink those plans. Rumour has it that Chancellor Rishi Sunak is about to wield the scythe on the so-called triple lock pension rise guarantee in response to the Covid-19 crisis.Under the triple lock system, pensioners can expect the State Pension to rise by the rate of earnings growth, or the rate of inflation, or by 2.5%, whichever is the highest. 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Triple lock or no triple lock.The mechanism was introduced exactly a decade ago and yet the number of UK pensioners being plunged into poverty is rising again. Even with the lock, annual State Pension increases have failed to keep up with rising social care costs.Britain’s rapidly-ageing population, and the increasing strain it’s putting on the state’s finances, mean we may all have to dip even further into our pockets to fund our old age too.Don’t rely on the State PensionMy opinion is that the State Pension should be viewed just as one component of your future income. Instead of relying on the benefit to fund your cost of living, you should be aiming to source the majority of your money in retirement from a pension and/or a well-balanced portfolio of stocks and shares.Why? Well time and again share investing has proved to be a great way to generate big returns on your cash. Studies show that owners of stocks with a long-term approach to investing can expect to generate returns of up to 10% per annum. The good thing is that there’s a wide range of products to help you do just that.I own a Stocks & Shares ISA. It allows me to invest up to £20,000 each tax year without having to share my spoils with the taxman. And I top it up at every opportunity. This has allowed me to build a robust (and diversified) portfolio comprising shares from the FTSE 100 and from lower indices too.It’s also allowed me to concoct a great mixture of shares to bring me some handsome dividend income as well as exposure to top growth stocks.Clearly, depending just on the State Pension is a recipe for disaster. It’s why I prefer to take control of my own destiny. And I’m confident it’ll help me to eventually retire in comfort. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 The State Pension is under attack! 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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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Tana Umaga huge tackle on Morgan Turinui in 2006

Posted On Jun 18 2021 by

first_imgWednesday May 23, 2007 Tana Umaga huge tackle on Morgan Turinui in 2006 Tana Umaga demonstrates to Waratahs back Morgan Turinui why he was one of the greatest, and most formidable, ever All Black captains. A hard man through and through, he’s a true legend of New Zealand and Hurricanes rugby. Some average passing in the 2006 Super 14 sets up the Waratahs’ Turinui to be monstered by Umaga, with a flying leap tackle. Some great, classic Australian commentary followed.“What a hit! Look at this for timing… it’s exquisite, and I know it hurts.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, Try This Tonight – You’ll Never Need the Blue Pill Again!Smart Life ReportsThe 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

Kübler House / 57STUDIO

Posted On Jun 17 2021 by

first_img Kübler House / 57STUDIO “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Kübler House / 57STUDIOSave this projectSaveKübler House / 57STUDIO Text description provided by the architects. The assignment is a single unit house in a residential park in northern Santiago.The sites – about 5000 sqm each and mostly surrounded by golf fields and green areas – have the constant presence of the Andes, high temperatures during the summer time and winds from the south. The project seeks to incorporate the landscape in the household daily life, following the client’s request who wanted to spend a long time throughout the year in the exterior spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of 57STUDIORecommended ProductsWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyThe site has a park on the north side, a street on the west side and another one southwards, where the main access is located. The house is placed towards the corner of the two streets with the intention of freeing the garden, creating continuity with the park and clearing the views towards the east mountain range.Save this picture!floor planAll the interior spaces are organized around an 8 x 8 m central patio that takes in part of the terrain, incorporating it inside the house. Delimited by the ceiling slab, this patio opens its north face to project the view towards the garden. A water mirror runs across a third of its surface reinforcing this perspective through a porch. The public areas constantly participate of the patio, from the main access to the family room, articulating the service areas towards the west. On the east side, a double-height wall lightly closes the private area without losing its participation of the patio and accompanies the ascension to the master bedroom. From there, it is possible to go out into a vast porch that dominates the landscape, where the barbecue area and the swimming pool are placed at a certain distance using the site in all of its extension.Save this picture!Courtesy of 57STUDIOSome peripheral walls are prolonged to direct the views and close the house against the winds and nearby streets. In addition, the slabs extend as eaves to protect tall windows from the sun and to cover the terraces. These architectonic elements radicalize the opening of the interior spaces, deepening their presence from the outside.Save this picture!floor planProject gallerySee allShow lessIstanbul Kayabasi Housing Design Competition / Honorable Mention for AboutblankArticlesJulius Shulman (1910-2009)Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of 57STUDIO+ 13 Share Houses Year:  Chile CopyHouses•Colina, Chile ArchDaily 2007 CopyAbout this office57STUDIOOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasColinaHouses3D ModelingChilePublished on July 18, 2009Cite: “Kübler House / 57STUDIO” 18 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Kübler 住宅/ 57STUDIO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 Projects Architects: 57STUDIO Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

Slide Block / Kichi Architectural Design

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first_imgArchDaily Japan Architects: Kichi Architectural Design Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 Houses CopyHouses•Tsukuba, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Save this picture!© Ippei Shinzawa+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects Slide Block / Kichi Architectural Design “COPY” Photographs:  Ippei Shinzawa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: YKK AP, DAINICHI GIKEN KOGYO, FUJIKAWA KENZAI KOGYO, LANDEX COAT (DAINICHI GIKEN KOGYO CO., LTD.)Save this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. The second floor volume protrudes, it seems to float in the air. Because it is a very simple facade, pedestrians can not imagine inside.Save this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaThe living room and dining room on the first floor are a space without walls. You can look at the courtyard surrounded by high walls when you are in the first floor room. Also, you can enjoy a meal casually in the spacious terrace with a roof along the dining room.Save this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaConsidering the future when the first floor was renovated to a shop, there are 4 bedrooms with bathroom on the 2nd floor. It is a complete private space.Originally published on November 01, 2017Save this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaProject gallerySee allShow lessARK Showroom for GAB / Ark-ShelterSelected ProjectsDoctor Manzana’s Second Store / MasquespacioSelected Projects Share Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKichi Architectural DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTsukubaIcebergJapanPublished on June 21, 2020Cite: “Slide Block / Kichi Architectural Design” 21 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?漂浮于流动空间之上 Slide Block / Kichi Architectural Design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 Slide Block / Kichi Architectural DesignSave this projectSaveSlide Block / Kichi Architectural Designlast_img read more

Increase in probate fees could cost sector annual £16m in legacy income

Posted On Jun 16 2021 by

first_img  63 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Increase in probate fees could cost sector annual £16m in legacy income Tagged with: Finance Law / policy legacies Melanie May | 16 March 2017 | Newscenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Changes to probate fees could cost the charity sector almost £16m (£15.8m) a year, according to calculations by Legacy Foresight.The increase in probate fees on legacy income will results from the switch from a flat fee system to a banded structure where the fees increase in line with the value of the estate, up to a maximum of £20,000, as approved by the Ministry of Justice on 24th February, following a consultation period.The changes are part of a drive to reduce the cost of running courts and tribunals, and raise an estimated £250 million for the Exchequer.Legacy Foresight used its Legacy Market Model to assess the impact of the proposed increase in probate fees on charitable legacy income. It calculates that the amount lost to the charitable sector (in today’s prices) will be £15.8m a year, representing 0.6% of the total legacy income received by UK charities.Under the new rules, it estimates that the average probate fee paid by an estate that includes a charitable bequest will increase from £155 to £2,650 – a net increase of £2,500.According to Legacy Foresight, the proposed changes will primarily affect the value of the estate residue, paid out to beneficiaries once all pecuniary (cash) gifts have been bestowed. It is this residue that may be split into a number of bequests, left to beneficiaries including family members, friends and charities.Legacy Foresight also estimates that charities’ share of the additional probate fee in estates that contain a residual bequest will be 42% with the remainder borne by other beneficiaries. This represents an average reduction of £1,050 of charity income for each estate containing a residual bequest.However, Legacy Foresight also predicts that the losses will be outweighed by growth in total income over the next few months.Meg Abdy, director of Legacy Foresight said:“Although £16m may sound a lot, it is very small in relation to the value of legacy giving overall. In today’s buoyant legacy sector, such losses will soon be outweighed by total income growth over the next few months.”Remember A Charity and the Institute of Legacy Management are among those also highlighting the potential drop in income the changes will cause. The Institute of Legacy Management predicts a slightly higher loss of £18m a year, with both voicing concerns regarding the possible detrimental effect the changes could have on legacy income. Advertisementlast_img read more

Pasadena Water Rebate Program Temporarily Tapped Out

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_imgGovernment Pasadena Water Rebate Program Temporarily Tapped Out By APRIL BAMBURG Published on Friday, May 15, 2015 | 10:58 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s water rebate program has temporarily run dry.Officials said this week that the rebates, which were funded through the Metropolitan Water District’s SoCal Water $mart program, have been so popular that the budget has been expended.Phyllis E. Currie, General Manager of Pasadena Water and Power, said that the Metropolitan Water District will discuss future funding of these rebates at the next board meeting on May 26.The SoCal Water $mart program offers financial incentives in the form of rebates to home and business owners who choose to remove turf, install water efficient toilets, clothes washers and other appliances.The state’s water troubles prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to issue an executive order that required a 25 percent reduction in water usage through February 28, 2016 and directing the California Department of Water Resources to launch a program to replace 50 million square feet of lawn and ornamental turf with drought-tolerant landscapes.Since the Governor’s declaration, interest in the Water $mart program has increased, and as a result, requests for rebates have surpassed the available funding.As of May 12, Pasadena customers of the Metropolitan Water District are encouraged to continue submitting applications for water rebates through the SoCal Water$mart program, but are warned that funding of those rebates is on a first-come, first served basis, based on availability of funding. Applications made prior to May 12 will be honored and are not affected by this first-come, first served policy.More information is available on the Pasadena Water and Power web site, and citizens are encouraged to check the SoCal Water $mart program’s web site ( for updates. Business Newslast_img read more

Native American Heritage Day

Posted On Jun 2 2021 by

first_imgLocal News WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Native American Heritage Day The Midland County Public Library, 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled Native American Heritage Day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.Native American genealogy speaker Donald Yates will present his research on Native American roots from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Redfern Genealogical Research Center. He will be available for book signing and questions.The Great Promise for American Indians group will perform a pow-wow in authentic costumes from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Centennial library. Audience participation will be encouraged.For more information, call 432-742-7438. Pinterest Facebook Pinterest By admin – April 21, 2018 Previous articleCOLLEGE BASEBALL: Falcons fall short against JavelinasNext articleGOOD NEWS: Local artists place in DRT Republic of Texas Museum’s Art Contest adminlast_img read more

New mural Downtown celebrates Karen Burmese refugees in Ithaca

Posted On May 25 2021 by

first_img Tagged: Ithaca Murals, Karen refugees, murals, refugee resettlement, refugees Jennifer Wholey ITHACA, N.Y. — A new mural in Ithaca tells a deep story. With the help of local mural artist Dan Burgevin, Karen Burmese teens designed and painted a mural at the corner of Seneca and Geneva streets depicting their families’ journeys as refugees from Burma.“The mural tells part of an ongoing story,” said Ramona Cornell, 4-H Urban Outreach Program Manager & Coordinator, at a celebration for the mural’s completion.The mural’s three panels tell the story of the Karen people as they escaped genocide in Burma, also known as Myanmar. The first part of the triptych focuses on a girl hiding in the forest, with burning homes in the background. The second panel shows many Karen fleeing to the safety of refugee camps in neighboring Thailand. A plane on a tarmac directly connects the second panel to the third, the brightest section, which features a glowing sunset and Ithaca landmarks such as the Immaculate Conception church on Seneca Street.“The one part that really touched me the most was the way they viewed Ithaca, with the most beautiful sunset they ever saw,” Cornell said.The mural took about a month and a half to complete, with the 4-Hers meeting once a week from May to June 2019 to paint on the Shortstop Deli fence facing the street.The idea for the mural came at a camping retreat through Primitive Pursuits at Arnot Forest. As part of the Diversity and Inclusion workshop, the Karen children and teenagers began talking about their experience.“They didn’t want to lose their language,” Cornell said. “We decided that we would figure out a way to capture their stories. The kids said ‘I want to leave a mark, a bold statement in Ithaca that I was here.’” Jennifer Wholey is a feature writer and Head of Dining Partnerships for the Ithaca Voice. Contact her at [email protected] More by Jennifer Wholey With the help of a GoFundMe campaign, they were able to hire Burgevin, and consult with Caleb Thomas from Ithaca Murals to turn their initial design for a mural into reality.Burmese refugees first began arriving in Ithaca in 2006, and some of the teenagers have been involved with 4-H Urban Outreach for 12 years, like Eh Thay Yooi Lee.Lee, a student at Wells College and one of the first teenagers involved in the mural, described the process from start to finish. One of her friends drew the first three-panel design on cardboard. The panel that changed the most from the original idea was the first panel, which first presented a much more graphic representation of the Karens’ flight from Burma.Lee remembers what life was like living in a refugee camp in Thailand when she was a child, living in bamboo houses and gathering water three times a day. “I didn’t know anything outside of that world,” Lee said. “I thought that was the norm.”Lee and her family eventually gained entry to the U.S. as refugees.“Coming here was really hard. When we got on the plane, we were glad there were people helping us. But when we got to the U.S., there was no food for us, we didn’t know where to get water,” Lee said, describing how her family didn’t know the tap water was safe to drink at first.Lee’s family first settled in Georgia without a sponsor, and Lee was the only Asian person in her class. Almost a year later, her aunt who was already in Ithaca suggested that Lee’s family should move again to find more support. They packed up to move to Ithaca in just one day and quickly gained a sponsor.The transition to life in Ithaca was still difficult, but it’s so much better, Lee said.“I like this mural because it represents my people and my people’s history. I just want my little cousin to look at this and know this is my people’s story, ‘I grew up here, but this is where I came from.’”All images by Jennifer Wholey Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: last_img read more

‘A life distinguished by service and sacrifice’: Chicago police gather to mourn young officer struck, killed by train

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgWLS-TV(CHICAGO) — Police and politicians gathered Friday to “honor a life distinguished by service and sacrifice” at the funeral for Chicago police officer Conrad Gary, who was struck and killed by a train in the line of duty Monday.Gary was an Air Force sergeant who served overseas before spending 18 months at the Chicago Police Department.He died at age 31 and is survived by his wife and young daughter.At Friday’s service, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel described Gary as a “brave officer, heroic veteran, loyal friend, the cherished son, the beloved brother, the devoted husband and the proud father.”The mayor said Gary’s daughter “will grow up in a world that knows her father, respects her father and cherishes the memory of her father as a hero.”Gary and fellow officer Eduardo Marmolejo were chasing a suspected gunman when they were both hit and killed by a train Monday night. The suspected gunman was later taken into custody.Gary and Marmolejo climbed a hill to the tracks, looking for the fleeing suspect and evidence, “determined to get yet another illegal weapon off the streets of Chicago,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at Friday’s service.It was “this sense of urgency that led them to put the thoughts of their own well-being aside,” Johnson said. “Their only concern was bringing the offender to justice and getting that gun off the streets.”Gary’s colleagues expected him to quickly rise up the ranks within the Chicago Police Department, Johnson told mourners.“Unfortunately Conrad never got that opportunity because he made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us,” he said. “Every citizen of this city should be proud to call officer Conrad Gary one of their own.”Gary “devoted this life to protecting others,” according to the family GoFundMe page. “He is loved by so many and will truly be missed.”“Conrad is a true American patriot, a true American hero,” Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said. “He’s an Air Force veteran, a Chicago police officer, dedicated public servant, who we will never forget.”Marmolejo’s funeral is set for Saturday.Gary and Marmolejo’s deaths are the third and fourth in the line of duty deaths for the Chicago Police Department this year.In November, Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in the neck while trying to protect employees and patients during a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital.In February, Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot and killed. Bauer, survived by his wife and daughter, had been sitting in his squad car when he heard a call over the radio and pursued a gunman on foot.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more