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The Anthem memorial – See what happens when sunlight shines through this Monument

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The Anthem memorial

The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a unique designed monument that works together with the sun. The memorial is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces, but none is built to honor the service of the Nigerian armed forces.

At precisely 11:11 a.m. on each Veterans Day in American that is November 11th, the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars creating perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.

The Anthem memorial

The pillar provides a place of honor and remembrance for veterans, their family and friends, and those who want to show their respects to those service men and women who have served continue to courageously serve the United States.

The Anthem memorial

The Anthem memorial was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones. The five marble pillars represent the five branches of the United States military and they are built in size (from 17 ft to 6 ft) and ordered in accordance with the Department of Defense prescribed precedence, ranging from
United States Army,
United States Marine Corps,
United States Navy, 
United States Air Force and
United States Coast Guard.

The Anthem memorial

Additionally, the brick pavers within the Circle of Honor are inscribed with the names of over 750 U.S. servicemen and women, symbolizing the ‘support’ for the Armed Forces. The pavers are red, the pillars are white, and the sky is blue to represent America’s flag. The circle represents an unbreakable border. Anthem resident and chief engineer, Jim Martin was responsible for aligning the memorial accurately with the sun.

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Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss

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A 28-year-old driver, Kingsley Edem, was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state yesterday March 20th, for landing a punch on his boss in the mouth during an argument.

Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss

According to police prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, Edem who resides at No.14, Adetuberu St., Olowora, Lagos, is Femi Badmus’s driver.

Badmus had reported to the police that Edem punched him several times in the mouth during a disagreement in his home on No 19 Ogunbeye St., Olowora, Lagos on March 9th.

The police prosecutor said, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 173 which stipulates a three-year jail term for any offender if found guilty.

Magistrate A. I. Abina, admitted Edem to bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum.

Magistrate Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide proof of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

What raged between Edem and his boss, Badmus wasn’t made known but
Magistrate Abina adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.

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Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

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A Chinese father has been arrested for selling his 1-year-old daughter for £6,800 to pay off his gambling debts.

Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

Jiang, sold the one-year-old to a couple after owing more than 60,000 Yuan (£6,798), according to reports in China.

Jiang told his wife that he was taking their daughter to stay with his mother. He flew the child more than 1,150 miles away from their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province, last November.

Wang, his wife grew concerned after his failure to return three months later but repeatedly postponed their return.

In February, 2019, she checked her husband’s phone and found shocking conversations between her husband and her daughter’s buyers.

Wang went to her husband’s mother in Zunyi city, about 87 miles away, who informed her that her son and granddaughter left her weeks ago.

She immediately contacted police and they tracked Jiang down to a hotel in Guiyang last month.

When he was caught, Jiang admitted to owing a huge gambling debt and decided to take the drastic measure after seeing online adverts for child adoption.

Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

How Jiang Planned on Selling his daughter

Jiang lied to the buyers – a couple in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province – that he was a single father who could no longer afford to care for the girl. He went further to claim that his own parents were dead so he had nowhere else to turn.

Fortunately, the child was located by the police last Friday and reunited with her mum.

Jiang has been arrested and charged with suspicion of human trafficking, according to the police.

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