Friday, 22 November, 2019

More Than 1000 Pack Funeral for El Paso Massacre Victim

Well wishers pay tribute at a public memorial for Margie Reckard on Aug. 16 2019 in El Paso Texas Well wishers pay tribute at a public memorial for Margie Reckard on Aug. 16 2019 in El Paso Texas
Patty Aguilar | 17 August, 2019, 12:54

Her husband, Antonio Basco, had no other family and invited anyone to show up.

An El Paso man with no other living family is inviting the public to the funeral of his wife of 22 years, who was killed in the massacre that left 22 people dead at a Walmart earlier this month.

Hundreds of people across the nation are expected to gather for the funeral of one El Paso shooting victim in an outpouring of support for the victim's husband. Basco invited the public to attend the memorial in her honor and has laid fresh flowers everyday since the shooting at a make-shift memorial outside the outlet.

Friday didn't mark the only service that will honour Reckard. Funeral home staff urged attendees to be patient as people began rotating in and out of the service amid scorching heat.

After hearing Mr Basco's story, the funeral home director told the BBC they had made a decision to cover the full cost of the funeral. People crowded around to hug and touch him.

"Just sent flowers from Los Angeles, CA. The crowd is mostly Latino, lot of families, abuelas herding their grandkids, bikers, old school Chicano dudes in zoot suits. basically its El Paso", he continued.

Elodia Perches, co-owner of Perches Funeral Home, said the funeral home has received more than 400 flower arrangements so far. I believe in my heart that we will rise up and slay this disgusting dragon of hate because there are more us good people than those that hate.

Watch Alessia Cara Nail Impressions of Billie Eilish and Amy Winehouse
Alessia Cara shows her versatility as a singer with ideal musical impressions of Billie Eilish and Amy Winehouse . First, Cara was tasked to recreate the stylings of Billie Eilish to the tune of " Pop Goes the Weasel ".

United Kingdom opposition seeks to oust PM to avoid no-deal Brexit
However, his chances of success were crippled by the Leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party, Jo Swinson, who said Mr. Prominent members of Theresa May's cabinet are rising to block prime minister Boris Johnson from delivering a no-deal Brexit.

Christchurch killer's trial may be put off until after Ramadan
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks to the media on Monday, August 5, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand. There were about 100 other prisoners who were identified as having extremist ideologies, she said.

Without a second thought, Hijazi cleared her calendar and booked a flight to El Paso from San Francisco. There's nobody luckier than me in this whole world, ' Basco told CNN in an interview that aired Friday.

"I've been doing this for over 30 years and I've never seen this. for, I guess so to speak, a non-high profile person", Johnson said. "We need to show when America is in pain, we are all in pain", she said. "Showing us it's OK to ask".

Visitors from other cities at the makeshift memorial outside the Walmart on Friday said they had heard about the widower and seen stories about him mourning alone. He leaves fresh flowers each day at the site of a white cross bearing his wife's name and removes any that are dying. He prays for her and even talks to her.

"I know she's looking down and she's smiling", Mr Basco said, according to a Facebook post shared by El Paso native Beto O'Rourke. Antonio Basco has made headlines around the world after inviting the public to her funeral saying he was anxious not many would come to her service. What started as a drink and a friendly conversation turned into a dinner and later into their first time sharing breakfast. "I never felt anything like that in my life".

The couple soon became inseparable, traveling around the country until they eventually settled in El Paso.

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 August 3. It was the last time Basco saw her alive.

Recommended

McLaren announces new Ultimate Series roadster supercar McLaren announces new Ultimate Series roadster supercar At this point of time, McLaren only confirmed that the new model will use a version of McLaren's twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The new roadster will be aimed at providing "road-focused driving pleasure", with a bold open-cockpit design.

Israel blocks visit from Democratic Congresswomen who are Trump targets Israel blocks visit from Democratic Congresswomen who are Trump targets In her letter, she promised to "respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit". The group wants to pressure Israel economically into withdrawing from the West Bank and has other goals.

Surface Pro 6, Surface Book 2 locked down to 400 MHz Surface Pro 6, Surface Book 2 locked down to 400 MHz Unfortunately, that is likely too slow for you to make an effective backup of your files, so this option might not be the best. This includes throttling of the processing speeds to 400MHz and the chipset gets locked when it reaches the speed.

Alibaba may buy Kaola from Netease Alibaba may buy Kaola from Netease The two companies are helping Wall Street breathe a sigh of relief after the worst day of trading in 2019. Following the release of Alibaba's earnings results, the company's stocks rallied on Thursday.

India’s foreign ministry urges Pakistan to reconsider downgrade of ties India’s foreign ministry urges Pakistan to reconsider downgrade of ties Jammu and Kashmir had operated autonomously for most of the time India had been an independent country. India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, a charge Pakistan denies.

Saif Ali Khan celebrates his birthday with wifey Kareena Kapoor Khan Saif Ali Khan celebrates his birthday with wifey Kareena Kapoor Khan Sitting on a garden bench next to Kareena-who has Taimur on her lap-Saif is seen in a red shirt, black vest, black jeans. The picture, that is now going viral, shows Saif cutting a cake as Kareena looks on with a glowing face.

U.S. Bullies Its Way Into Dispute, Moves to Seize Iranian Tanker U.S. Bullies Its Way Into Dispute, Moves to Seize Iranian Tanker The government of Gibraltar said it confirmed that the vessel was the property of the state-owned National Iranian Oil Company. Shortly after that, Iran seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero , which remains held by the Islamic Republic.

WeWork to test IPO investor appetite with widening losses WeWork to test IPO investor appetite with widening losses The company also reported that it had 527,000 members as of June 30, an increase of more than 90% from the year before. WeWork had been targeting a share sale of about $3.5 billion in September, people familiar with the matter have said.

Jofra Archer gets first Test wicket as England hit back Jofra Archer gets first Test wicket as England hit back But England altered the momentum of the morning with two wickets for no runs in four balls as Australia's 60-1 became 60-3. We re a long way away from that. "I can't work miracles - I'll try to but I don't think that's how it might pan out".

Cathay Pacific boss resigns amid Chinese pressure over Hong Kong protests Cathay Pacific boss resigns amid Chinese pressure over Hong Kong protests The airline is fully committed to Hong Kong under the "One Country Two Systems" principle, Cathay said in Friday's statement. A separate, pro-government gathering under the slogan "Save Hong Kong " has also been scheduled for Saturday.

Computer issues for US Customs impact some flights arriving in San Diego Computer issues for US Customs impact some flights arriving in San Diego A Customs and Border Protection official said there is no indication the temporary outage is related to nefarious activity. JFK, New York: One traveler shared this picture, writing: "Here's a better perspective of the customs line at JFK".

Disney sets new box office record with 'Toy Story 4' Disney sets new box office record with 'Toy Story 4' Hindustan Times notes that the film also secured a flawless 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Both movies seem nearly a sure thing to hit at least $1 billion worldwide.

Landry Jones becomes the first QB to sign with the XFL Landry Jones becomes the first QB to sign with the XFL In his time with the Sooners, from 2008-12, Jones tallied 16,646 passing yards and 126 touchdowns. "I can't wait to suit-up". Jones has started five games in his National Football League career, and he's held his own for the most part.

Mauricio Macri to announce plan to ease Argentines' economic pain Mauricio Macri to announce plan to ease Argentines' economic pain The peso closed 4.29% lower at 55.9 per USA dollar on Tuesday after touching 59 earlier in the day. Gasoline prices will be frozen for 90 days as part of the package of measures announced by Macri.

Krypton Cancelled At Syfy; Lobo Spinoff Not Moving Forward Krypton Cancelled At Syfy; Lobo Spinoff Not Moving Forward This bummer-ass bit of news also comes with the report that Lobo , a planned spinoff series starring Emmett J. Following its cancellation by Syfy , Expanse found a new home at Amazon, recently earning a renewal.