dragana991/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — The funeral of El Paso, Texas shooting victim Margie Reckard is relocating to a larger venue after her husband’s request for the city’s attendance received an overwhelming response.Reckard was an employee of the Walmart where she and 21 others were killed and more than two dozen were injured when a gunman opened fire on Aug. 3.Services for Reckard will still be held, as originally scheduled, on Friday, but will be held at La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas.La Pez is a facility owned by Perches Funeral Homes, which is is donating the funeral costs to Antonio Basco, Reckard’s husband, at no cost.Since Basco apparently has no family living nearby, Perches posted Basco’s story on Facebook, where it was shared 14,000 times.“He welcomes anyone to attend his wife’s services,” Perches captioned in the post. “Let’s show him & his wife some El Paso love.”Basco has not yet responded to ABC News’ Good Morning America’s request for an interview.Reckard’s services were originally to be held in a chapel that seats 250 people, but Perches had “more than 250 calls” from well-wishers all over the country. That’s when staff decided to move the event, Harrison Johnson, director of the funeral home, told GMA Thursday.“I’ve done high-profile funerals in my career and I’ve never seen anything like this — for a normal, everyday person to have an outpouring of support to attend their funeral,” Johnson added. “I think it’s attributed to Mr. Antonio, to [people] not wanting him to be alone.”Reckard was married to Antonio Basco for 22 years. Johnson said Reckard had one son and was a grandmother.In addition to her job at Walmart, she would often help Basco handle business for his mobile car wash service.Johnson has been working with Basco to set up Reckard’s services. He told GMA that Basco is stunned by the community support.“Every time I speak with him he just cries. He just says he’s so lonesome without her,” Johnson said. “She was his companion and soulmate.”Johnson said strangers from as far away as California have expressed interest in attending Reckard’s service on Aug. 16. He expects there to be a full turnout at the new location, which seats 500.Johnson said Basco will be seated in front at La Paz Faith during Reckard’s services.“We’re trying to make this the most pleasant and loving experience that Mr. Antonio could have [during his] last few hours with his wife,” Johnson said.Veronica Escobar, U.S. Representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district, tweeted Wednesday in regards to Reckard’s funeral, writing, “Because of our beautiful community’s overwhelming response, Ms. Reckard’s services have to be moved to a larger venue.”“Her husband will receive a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor,” Escobar added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The University announced the Johnson family — Todd, Susan, Matthew and Hilary Johnson of Minnesota — made a large donation that will go towards the construction of a women’s residence hall that will be located east of Flaherty and Dunne Halls, Notre Dame announced in a press release on Friday.“The Johnsons, an exceptionally generous family, have exhibited that generosity in making possible this hall at Notre Dame bearing their name,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release. “We are extremely grateful for this residence hall, a place for building community and contributing to the education of our students’ minds and hearts.”The dorm will be home to the Valkyries, a community of women currently living in Pangborn. It will house approximately 225 residents.Todd Johnson is the CEO of Capstan Corporation, a family business. He earned his bachelor’s degree in construction engineering management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1981, according to the release.Susan Johnson is a speech-language pathologist, and earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1987, the release said.Together, the Johnsons are members of Notre Dame’s Cavanaugh Council, Badin Guild and Boldly Notre Dame campaign cabinet.The Johnson children, Matthew and Hilary, each graduated from Notre Dame.Matthew Johnson graduated in 2012 and 2019 as part of the one-year accelerated MBA program. While on campus he was a tour guide and served as a a weekly reader to University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, the release said.Hilary Johnson graduated in 2015 from the University, and is attending Midwestern University to get her masters degree in biomedical science. She was a resident assistant in Lyons Hall while attending the University, as well as a weekly volunteer at Saint Mary’s Convent.Johnson Family Hall will be the 32nd residence hall on Notre Dame’s campus, and the 15th women’s hall. The dorm is expected to be opened in the fall of 2020, and will be nearly 70,000 square feet, the release said. The design of the building will be “unique, integrating elements of campus architecture and Notre Dame residence hall traditions, including a chapel, courtyard and various spaces for studying and socializing,” the release said.“We are deeply honored to share our family’s blessings with the University of Notre Dame for being the lead gift for the new women’s residence hall on campus,” Todd and Susan Johnson said in the release.Additional benefactors contributed to the construction of Johnson Family Hall. They include Celeste and Kevin Ford of Portola Valley, California, Carol and Bill Hoffmann of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Molly and Geof Meyers of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, Clare and Jerry Richer of Southborough, Massachusetts and Shayla and Chip Rumely of Atlanta, Georgia.“As the University continues to invest in strengthening our undergraduate residential communities and improving the quality of hall life for our students, we are extraordinarily thankful to Todd, Susan, Matthew and Hilary for the addition of Johnson Family Hall,” vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding said in the release.Tags: Donations, Johnson Family Hall, women’s residence hall
During last night’s Senate meeting, USG announced the new executive cabinet appointments for the 2015-2016 academic year.President Rini Sampath and Vice President Jordan Fowler began their presentation by describing the selection process for the cabinet positions. In the evaluation procedures, seven executive board members read 200-plus applications. After the first cut, 140 applicants remained, each of whom received an eight to 15-minute interview. Interviews focused on questions gauging the “vision, capability and skill” of each applicant.The new advocacy directors include Brianna Thorpe, Moira Turner, Eric Miller, Maariyah Patel, Austin Dunn and Christine Hasrouni.The new senior advisor is Alana Victor, a former Annenberg Radio News reporter, a blog writer and former editor at the Daily Trojan and former Kappa Alpha Theta chief operating officer.The new executive assistants are Donielle Bunyard and Jacqueline Jabarian.The new secretary is Amy Perez and the new parliamentarian is Holly Bard.The new funding directors include Jennifer Wu, Samantha Cheng, Matt Linton, Stephen Chu and Christian Edwards.The new communication directors include Paul Samaha, Frank Fink, Katherin Wilcox, Matt Burke, Ricardo Galvez, Allegra Miller, Morgan Monahan and David Moreno.New Program Board appointments include Joseph Chen, Daniel Zhu, Kyle Herman, Beverly Pham, Josh Chang, Katya Sutil, Kathryn Kelly, Michael Iluma, Katherine Wang, Devin Trabant, Leo Zhao, Tyler Evans, Amy Lee, Judah Joseph, Caitilin Harriford, Zoe Willis, Maggi Yang, Caitlin Tran, Chelsea Zhang, Elizabeth Bricker, Jade Shi, Rona Sheen, Maya Getter, Amanda Verdadero and Cole Karaba.Controversy around the cabinet selection process arose after some submissions on the anonymous bulletin board application Yik-Yak accused the selections of eliciting “nepotism.” An Annenberg TV News story and a Huffington Post blog by USC freshman Lani Renaldo both reported on these allegations, citing the anonymous submissions on the app as a primary source.Renaldo claimed in her blog post that the Sampath and Fowler were involved in “vote-buying, corruption and nepotism,” and that the USG student body lacks interest in the election cycle.Such claims, however, were denied at length in a USG official statement, which was released via Facebook on Tuesday evening.“Yik Yak is not a credible source of information,” the statement read. “While the application can provide comedic entertainment, the platform is often used for students to spread cruel rumors about others.”The statement also accused Renaldo of making libelous claims.Following the Senate meeting, Sampath and Fowler discussed the complaints.“Some of my closest friends applied and did not get in,” Fowler said. “They were people on our campaign that we didn’t choose, volunteers that campaigned for hours on Trousdale that did not get selected. And there were also newcomers that made it because they were qualified. For two weeks we held interviews from 6 to 11 p.m. So if that isn’t a commitment to impartiality, I don’t know what is.”Sampath and Fowler said the controversy was potentially fueled by applicants who did not receive an appointment. Even those who did not get appointments, however, could still get involved with USG and move their way up the ladder, they said.Fowler also stressed that controversies like this are to be expected.“It boils down to the fact that every time you make a strong stand for something people will oppose. You can’t make decisions without gaining opponents,” Fowler said.Sampath also highlighted the counterproductivity of such controversies.“I just want everyone to know that we are here to work for our peers,” Sampath said. “The more time we have to [spend dealing] with this controversy, the less time we have to work on USG. All that time we spent writing the statement against the slanderous remarks was time that we could’ve used to organize events and programs for students.”Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Alana Victor holds positions at Annenberg Radio News and Kappa Alpha Theta. Victor no longer holds these positions. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.
Galatasary boss Roberto Mancini said he was surprised at how poorly his team performed against Chelsea.With the tie level at 1-1 after an even first leg in Turkey, Mancini’s team looked to have at least a fighting chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.But Chelsea comfortably secured a place in the last eight, with first-half goals from Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill giving them a 2-0 victory.“We played really badly and and didn’t deserve anything,” Mancini admitted.The former Manchester City manager added: “We didn’t get a chance and when you don’t get a chance you don’t score.“After the game we played in Istanbul I was confident we could do a good game and have a chance to score, but instead we did nothing.”See also:Mancini tips Man City to pip Chelsea and Liverpool to the titleFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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OTTAWA — The United Nations is urging Canada to help ease Mexico’s refugee burden by helping resettle some of the most vulnerable of its new arrivals, including women, children and LGBTQ people.Mexico is feeling the squeeze from an unprecedented exodus of people fleeing Central American countries and some of the worst violence from nations not at actually war is forcing families northward.“Our pitch to Canada is to do more,” said Mark Manly, the Mexico representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.Manly was in Ottawa earlier this month for meetings with the federal government to look for ways for Canada to help resettle more of the migrants that have arrived in Mexico.The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border, with President Donald Trump branding the caravans of migrants as being laced with violent criminals bent on destabilizing his country.Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are pushing to have their new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement ratified soon as Vice-President Mike Pence visits Ottawa this week to give that a renewed push.Asylum seekers reaching Mexico from Honduras, El Salvador and Venezuela caused a 103-per-cent spike in claims in 2018 over the previous years from almost to 15,000 to about 30,000, says the UNHCR.Manly said that many migrants have good settlement prospects in Mexico because of its growing economy and need for foreign labour, but women and girls fleeing gang violence as well as members of the transgender and gay communities need to be resettled elsewhere because they are not safe.The UNHCR wants to “take the pressure off Mexican authorities to take care of this kind of profile and resettle them to Canada,” Manly said.Criminal gangs are flourishing in Central America, he said. They extort money from the non-criminals, kill other gang members, and are constantly recruiting adolescent boys and girls.“Anyone who gets in the way is at severe risk, so entire families leave,” Manly explained. “That explains the demographic change.”Canada is already “doing a few things in terms of technical support for the Mexican asylum system, resettlement of people who face extreme protection risks in the region,” he added, including helping resettle LGBTQ applicants.“These are countries that are close by; they are countries with which Canada has close ties, Mexico being the most important of them.”A spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen was unable to provide statistics of how many Mexican asylum seekers Canada has received recently.But Lise Jolicoeur said Canada is a partner in the Rainbow Refugee Society which helps sponsor LGBTQ2 refugees from around the world. “In fact, this year we managed to sponsor 64 refugees (record-breaking),” she said in an email.The Ontario-based World Refugee Council released a report earlier this year that said the large-scale migration of Central American women, as well as unaccompanied children and adolescents, had become a major policy issue in the Western Hemisphere.“It is estimated that six out of 10 migrant women and girls are victims of sexual violence carried out by illicit actors, government authorities and intimate partners. However, most of what is known is anecdotal and there is an urgent need for a stronger evidence base in order to inform policy,” the report says.Lloyd Axworthy, the chair of the refugee council, toured Mexican refugee camps near the border city of Tijuana last year at the height of the caravan activity, and described the situation as dire and entrenched.Axworthy made “human security” a key tenet of Canadian foreign policy when he was the country’s top diplomat in the Liberal government from 1996 to 2000.“What it demonstrates is that as long as the conflicts take place and the violence going on, you’re going to have people trying to escape. And it’s going to be in our region,” he said in an interview.“We’ve been focusing on the NAFTA issue; well maybe there’s got to be some parallel discussion (on migration).”The long and occasionally bitter NAFTA renegotiation highlighted the differences on dealing with gender issues between the U.S. and its two continental partners.In the new deal’s chapter on labour rights, it calls on all three countries to “protect workers against employment discrimination on the basis of sex (including with regard to sexual harassment), pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity …”That paragraph also has a footnote that essentially gives the U.S. an out on that point, saying it need not take “any further action” to comply with that requirement. The footnote came after 40 U.S. members of Congress wrote Trump a letter in November 2018 objecting to sexual orientation and gender identity language in the trade deal.“A trade agreement is no place for the adoption of social policy,” their letter said. “It is especially inappropriate and insulting to our sovereignty to needlessly submit to social policies which the United States Congress has so far explicitly refused to accept.”Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
Singer Aaron Neville is inspiring people to fundraise for the Children’s Health Fund.“Children’s Health Fund does incredible work to bring health care to America’s most vulnerable kids. I know. I’ve seen it with my own eyes,” he wrote in an email to supporters of the Children’s Health Fund. “From one of the poorest communities in the Bronx to the devastated neighborhoods of the Gulf — including my own childhood neighborhood which is still struggling to recover from Katrina — their doctors are helping kids who otherwise would not get care. And they truly need our help.“Since I have suffered from asthma my whole life, I know how important access to quality health care is. That’s why I decided to make a difference by creating an online fundraiser for Children’s Health Fund. And you can, too! Simply visit the Children’s Health Fund website and start your own personal fundraiser.“Here are a few ideas to get you started:• Dedicate your next special occasion to kids in need and ask your friends and family to make a donation instead of buying a birthday, wedding or anniversary gift.• Give yourself some incentive to meet a personal goal — maybe run that marathon you’ve always wanted to and have your friends cheer you on by donating.• Raffle your talent or skills to anyone who donates.• Have some fun and make a dare — offer to change your hair color, grow a beard, or get a tattoo if you reach your goal!“What’s great is you can do it any way you want. Everyone’s fundraiser will be different, but the end result will be the same: more kids will get the health care they need. And that’s what counts.“So please join me and start your own fundraiser. Together, we can help make sure kids throughout America are able to grow up healthy and ready to succeed in life.”To find out how to start your own fundraiser, click here.
After the horrific helicopter crash outside of King Power Stadium, Leicester City has confirmed that chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in the accident.This Saturday will go down in history as one of the saddest days in football history, especially for the family of Leicester City’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who was pronounced dead this Sunday.Right after the Premier League match between the Foxes and West Ham United at King Power Stadium, the owner of the club that made the miracle season back in 2016, jumped on his helicopter with two pilots and another two unidentified people without knowing that they would suffer a horrible tragedy just seconds after taking off.There was a malfunction that didn’t give the pilots enough time to maneuver, and the helicopter crashed after losing control right behind a car park next to the stadium.The hours after the accident were very difficult for everybody, the authorities who arrived quickly to the scene refused to share any detailed information to the press.It was just minutes ago when Leicester City revealed the outcome that everybody feared, as the club’s chairman was officially confirmed dead.Puts life into prospective, HORRIBLE way to die, NEVER knew the man personally, BUT REAL recognise REAL, genuine good soul & did alot for @LCFC & their communityR.I.P Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ❤https://t.co/bDf1lWqKoH— JAYSIAH (@Jaysiah_London) October 28, 2018Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took control of Leicester City back in 2010, he transformed the whole club’s infrastructure and even accomplished the single greatest feat in football history.In the 2015-2016 Premier League season, Leicester City won the tournament and completed the ultimate underdog story that any sport has ever witnessed with odds of 5000 to 1 against them.This incredible achievement was one of the biggest reasons why the English society from the city of Leicester, accepted Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as another one of their its favorite sons.Now that the official news broke, everybody in town is mourning the passing of a truly legendary person who always poured his soul to the community and sadly left this plane sooner than expected.The whole Ronaldo.com team sends its thoughts and prayers to the families of all the people affected by this tragedy, the club posted a long statement in which they don’t give any further details of the other deceased from the accident.BREAKING:The owner of Leicester City FC Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is dead. He died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has been confirmed.Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people died when the aircraft crashed on Saturday evening.#ccfmsports pic.twitter.com/muGiY6e1a2— COAL CITY FM (@coalcity929fm) October 28, 2018Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.This is the full statement was released on Leicester City Football Club official website, which was later posted on all their social media accounts.“It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium.”“None of the five people on board survived. “The primary thoughts of everyone at the club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss.” “In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership.” “It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the club that is now his legacy.”Awful news as Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is confirmed dead after a helicopter crash last night 😢💔 Thoughts are with his family and @LCFC 🙏 pic.twitter.com/1ZdcM33LDA— GRM Daily (@GRMDAILY) October 28, 2018“A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October, for supporters wishing to pay their respects.” “Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via lcfc.com in due course.” “Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed.” “Everyone at the club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time.”pic.twitter.com/hQSR0IDWWg— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 28, 2018Please send your message of support to the whole Leicester City family in the comment section down below.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos News Break with Deandrea Hamilton is NOW airing in Nassau and other islands of The Bahamas thanks to an arrangement negotiated between the McKinney Broadcasting Network and Xcel Management Agency, the official agent of Magnetic Media. The MBN, with its own radio station Peace 107.5FM has agreed to air the Magnetic Media production as a part of its ‘The National’ report on the Nassau-based station, and on affiliate radio stations in islands like Abaco.Turks and Caicos News Break officially begins today on Peace 107.5FM (online streaming). Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Another Murder in Nassau Related Items:bahams, magnetic media, nassau, news break, peace 107.5, xcel management agency Recommended for you Culture & Heritage Policy/Plan Survey